The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 178 218 176
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -42
Permanent jobs citing GIS 56 4 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.080% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.58% 0.21% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50 3 41
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
GIS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2169 1878 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.89% 37.51% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1765 1571 1742
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

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

GIS Salary Trend in the South West

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Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

GIS Salary Histogram in the South West

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Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire - 26 £40,000 - 1
Bristol -5 10 £37,000 +23.33% 1
Somerset - 9 £50,000 - 3
Avon +1 1 £52,500 +50.00%
Devon -24 1 £45,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £30,000 -
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 61 (55.45%) ESRI
2 58 (52.73%) Security Cleared
3 44 (40.00%) jQuery
3 44 (40.00%) Open Source
4 41 (37.27%) SC Cleared
4 41 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (30.00%) UML
6 32 (29.09%) Python
7 31 (28.18%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (26.36%) Java
9 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
10 25 (22.73%) Degree
11 22 (20.00%) Business Analysis
11 22 (20.00%) TDD
11 22 (20.00%) Apple iOS
12 21 (19.09%) ArcGIS
13 20 (18.18%) C#
13 20 (18.18%) .NET
14 18 (16.36%) PostGIS
15 17 (15.45%) DV Cleared
15 17 (15.45%) Oracle
16 16 (14.55%) Linux
17 15 (13.64%) Computer Science
18 14 (12.73%) OOD
18 14 (12.73%) HTML
19 13 (11.82%) MySQL
19 13 (11.82%) SQL
19 13 (11.82%) Django
19 13 (11.82%) Web Development
19 13 (11.82%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing GIS 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 GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (19.09%) ArcGIS
2 13 (11.82%) Gunicorn
2 13 (11.82%) nginx
3 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.91%) SAS
5 1 (0.91%) IIS
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.91%) CMS
5 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Intranet
1 2 (1.82%) Internet
1 2 (1.82%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.18%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (11.82%) MySQL
3 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.27%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.73%) Maven
3 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.91%) JUnit
General
1 9 (8.18%) Electronics
2 4 (3.64%) Advertising
3 1 (0.91%) Local Government
3 1 (0.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (34.55%) Developer
1 38 (34.55%) Architect
2 35 (31.82%) Technical Architect
3 32 (29.09%) Consultant
4 22 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 18 (16.36%) GIS Consultant
6 16 (14.55%) Software Developer
7 13 (11.82%) Python Developer
7 13 (11.82%) Senior Python Developer
7 13 (11.82%) Senior Software Developer
8 11 (10.00%) GIS Developer
9 9 (8.18%) Java Developer
9 9 (8.18%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (7.27%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (5.45%) SharePoint Consultant
11 6 (5.45%) Analyst
12 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
13 3 (2.73%) Junior
13 3 (2.73%) Support Analyst
14 2 (1.82%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.00%) jQuery
2 20 (18.18%) .NET
3 18 (16.36%) PostGIS
4 14 (12.73%) HTML
5 13 (11.82%) Django
5 13 (11.82%) Leaflet
5 13 (11.82%) AngularJS
5 13 (11.82%) Flask
6 12 (10.91%) JSON
7 11 (10.00%) Spring
7 11 (10.00%) HTML5
8 10 (9.09%) REST
8 10 (9.09%) Hibernate
8 10 (9.09%) J2EE
9 9 (8.18%) Middleware
10 8 (7.27%) Apache Flex
11 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.55%) CSS
12 5 (4.55%) XML
13 3 (2.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (40.00%) Open Source
2 15 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.18%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.27%) User Experience
5 7 (6.36%) Graphic Design
6 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.91%) NLPG
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 16 (14.55%) Linux
3 9 (8.18%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.00%) UML
3 22 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 22 (20.00%) TDD
4 14 (12.73%) OOD
5 13 (11.82%) Web Development
5 13 (11.82%) Software Engineering
5 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
6 12 (10.91%) Business Development
7 10 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.18%) Mobile Application Development
8 9 (8.18%) Android Development
8 9 (8.18%) iOS Development
9 6 (5.45%) Data Management
10 4 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (2.73%) MVC
12 2 (1.82%) Web Application Development
12 2 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (1.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) Python
2 29 (26.36%) Java
3 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.18%) C#
5 13 (11.82%) SQL
5 13 (11.82%) TypeScript
6 9 (8.18%) C++
6 9 (8.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.91%) Uniface
7 1 (0.91%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 58 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 41 (37.27%) SC Cleared
3 25 (22.73%) Degree
4 17 (15.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.73%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.91%) MCSE
7 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 61 (55.45%) ESRI
2 17 (15.45%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) Mapinfo
4 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) IBM
5 1 (0.91%) JBoss
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