The table below looks at the statistics for NATURAL skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NATURAL over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 866 870 860
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 4 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.008% 0.022% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 1
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
NATURAL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51661 55688 53439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.47% 51.26% 52.87%
Number of salaries quoted 44515 47143 46332
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

NATURAL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NATURAL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

NATURAL Jobs Demand Trend in England

NATURAL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NATURAL across the England region.

NATURAL Salary Trend in England

NATURAL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NATURAL within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +7 2 £35,750 -7.86%
Yorkshire +6 1 £49,000 +30.66%
South East +1 1 - -
NATURAL
UK

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing NATURAL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NATURAL.

1 33 (100.00%) Adabas
2 30 (90.91%) COBOL
3 25 (75.76%) JCL
4 24 (72.73%) IBM
5 22 (66.67%) DB2
6 17 (51.52%) WebSphere
7 15 (45.45%) Java
7 15 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (42.42%) SQL
8 14 (42.42%) XML
9 13 (39.39%) XSLT
9 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
9 13 (39.39%) VB
9 13 (39.39%) VB.NET
9 13 (39.39%) .NET
9 13 (39.39%) C#
9 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
9 13 (39.39%) VB6
10 12 (36.36%) CA Endevor
10 12 (36.36%) Test Planning
11 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (24.24%) zOS
12 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
13 7 (21.21%) MQSeries
14 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
15 4 (12.12%) Retail
16 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 3 (9.09%) Ajax
16 3 (9.09%) Project Management
16 3 (9.09%) Windows

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing NATURAL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NATURAL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (51.52%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.21%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.06%) CICS
4 1 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) Adabas
2 22 (66.67%) DB2
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JUnit
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Analyst Programmer
1 24 (72.73%) Programmer
1 24 (72.73%) Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) COBOL Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 18 (54.55%) COBOL Programmer
3 11 (33.33%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Natural/Adabas Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 4 (12.12%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (42.42%) XML
3 13 (39.39%) XSLT
3 13 (39.39%) .NET
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.09%) Ajax
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) Spring
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) zOS
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Test Planning
2 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) SDLC
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) COBOL
2 25 (75.76%) JCL
3 15 (45.45%) Java
4 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 13 (39.39%) VB
5 13 (39.39%) VB.NET
5 13 (39.39%) VB6
5 13 (39.39%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Cognizant
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle