The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 102 135 124
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 42 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.68% 0.044% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.061% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 28 1 1
Average salary £95,000 £82,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% +266.66%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +8.97%
Benchmarking
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1854 1642 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.13% 71.83% 76.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1274 1338
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Benchmarking
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Benchmarking Salary Trend in Reading

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Benchmarking Salary Histogram in Reading

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 39 (58.21%) Finance
2 36 (53.73%) Six Sigma
3 35 (52.24%) Security Cleared
4 32 (47.76%) Back Office
4 32 (47.76%) Retail
4 32 (47.76%) Business Development
4 32 (47.76%) German Language
4 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
5 24 (35.82%) Degree
6 18 (26.87%) Windows
7 17 (25.37%) C#
7 17 (25.37%) C++
7 17 (25.37%) SQL
7 17 (25.37%) .NET
7 17 (25.37%) IIS
7 17 (25.37%) SMTP
7 17 (25.37%) MAPI
7 17 (25.37%) SAN
7 17 (25.37%) VMware
7 17 (25.37%) VMware ESX
7 17 (25.37%) IMAP
7 17 (25.37%) QA
7 17 (25.37%) WebLOAD
7 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.37%) NAS
7 17 (25.37%) AQtime
8 15 (22.39%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
10 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
10 13 (19.40%) Active Directory

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (25.37%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
1 2 (2.99%) CloudFront
1 2 (2.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) SMTP
1 17 (25.37%) SAN
1 17 (25.37%) IMAP
1 17 (25.37%) NAS
2 13 (19.40%) Wireshark
3 6 (8.96%) SNMP
4 5 (7.46%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (7.46%) Wireless
5 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.48%) VPN
5 3 (4.48%) Firewall
6 2 (2.99%) HTTP
6 2 (2.99%) DNS
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) WebLOAD
1 17 (25.37%) AQtime
2 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (58.21%) Finance
2 32 (47.76%) Back Office
2 32 (47.76%) Retail
2 32 (47.76%) German Language
3 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Test Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Senior Test Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Performance Test Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Programme Director
3 6 (8.96%) Tester
3 6 (8.96%) Performance Tester
4 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Informatica Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Administrator
6 2 (2.99%) Software Tester
6 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.99%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) QA Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) .NET
1 17 (25.37%) MAPI
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) zOS
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Six Sigma
2 32 (47.76%) Business Development
3 15 (22.39%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (13.43%) Project Management
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.96%) Process Management
6 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
8 4 (5.97%) SOA
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) Data Mapping
8 4 (5.97%) Data Architecture
9 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.48%) Quality Management
10 2 (2.99%) Validation
10 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.99%) Load Testing
10 2 (2.99%) Performance Engineering
11 1 (1.49%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) C#
1 17 (25.37%) C++
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Python
2 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) Degree
4 5 (7.46%) PMP
4 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.48%) CCNA
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (2.99%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) QA
2 7 (10.45%) ISO 14001
2 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) VMware ESX
1 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) Postfix
3 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.96%) Backup Exec
1 6 (8.96%) PureDisk
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) VMware
2 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) Huawei
4 4 (5.97%) Informatica
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix