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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 183 208 177
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -31
Permanent jobs citing GIS 54 6 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.12% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 0.31% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 50 4 41
Average salary £44,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
2153 1937 2066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 35.35% 37.86% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1753 1613 1740
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 30 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 30 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
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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
Gloucestershire - 29 £40,000 -
Somerset - 10 £50,000 - 3
Bristol -3 7 £36,000 +20.00%
Avon +1 1 £52,500 +50.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £30,000 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 58 (54.72%) ESRI
2 54 (50.94%) Security Cleared
3 45 (42.45%) jQuery
4 42 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (38.68%) Open Source
6 39 (36.79%) SC Cleared
7 33 (31.13%) Python
8 32 (30.19%) UML
8 32 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (27.36%) Java
10 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
11 23 (21.70%) TDD
11 23 (21.70%) Degree
11 23 (21.70%) Apple iOS
12 21 (19.81%) Business Analysis
12 21 (19.81%) ArcGIS
13 19 (17.92%) C#
13 19 (17.92%) .NET
14 18 (16.98%) PostGIS
15 16 (15.09%) Oracle
15 16 (15.09%) Linux
15 16 (15.09%) DV Cleared
16 15 (14.15%) OOD
17 14 (13.21%) HTML
17 14 (13.21%) MySQL
17 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
17 14 (13.21%) Django
17 14 (13.21%) Git (software)
17 14 (13.21%) nginx
17 14 (13.21%) AngularJS

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (19.81%) ArcGIS
2 14 (13.21%) nginx
2 14 (13.21%) Gunicorn
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) SAS
5 1 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Intranet
1 2 (1.89%) Internet
1 2 (1.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (13.21%) MySQL
3 10 (9.43%) RDBMS
3 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.83%) Maven
3 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 9 (8.49%) Electronics
2 3 (2.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.94%) Local Government
3 1 (0.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Developer
2 34 (32.08%) Architect
3 33 (31.13%) Consultant
3 33 (31.13%) Technical Architect
4 23 (21.70%) Senior Developer
5 19 (17.92%) GIS Consultant
6 17 (16.04%) Software Developer
7 14 (13.21%) Python Developer
7 14 (13.21%) Senior Python Developer
7 14 (13.21%) Senior Software Developer
8 11 (10.38%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (8.49%) GIS Developer
9 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
10 8 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (5.66%) SharePoint Consultant
12 5 (4.72%) Analyst
13 3 (2.83%) Junior
13 3 (2.83%) .NET Developer
14 2 (1.89%) Junior Consultant
14 2 (1.89%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.45%) jQuery
2 19 (17.92%) .NET
3 18 (16.98%) PostGIS
4 14 (13.21%) AngularJS
4 14 (13.21%) Leaflet
4 14 (13.21%) Django
4 14 (13.21%) Flask
4 14 (13.21%) HTML
5 12 (11.32%) JSON
6 11 (10.38%) Spring
6 11 (10.38%) HTML5
7 10 (9.43%) REST
7 10 (9.43%) Hibernate
7 10 (9.43%) J2EE
8 8 (7.55%) Middleware
9 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.66%) Apache Flex
10 5 (4.72%) CSS
10 5 (4.72%) XML
11 3 (2.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (38.68%) Open Source
2 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.49%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.66%) User Experience
4 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.66%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.94%) NLPG
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Apple iOS
2 16 (15.09%) Linux
3 9 (8.49%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) UML
3 23 (21.70%) TDD
4 21 (19.81%) Business Analysis
5 15 (14.15%) OOD
6 13 (12.26%) Web Development
6 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 13 (12.26%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.38%) Business Development
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Mobile Application Development
10 9 (8.49%) Android Development
10 9 (8.49%) iOS Development
11 8 (7.55%) Data Management
12 4 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (2.83%) Knowledge Management
13 3 (2.83%) Information Management
13 3 (2.83%) MVC
14 2 (1.89%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.13%) Python
2 29 (27.36%) Java
3 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.92%) C#
5 14 (13.21%) TypeScript
6 13 (12.26%) SQL
7 9 (8.49%) C++
7 9 (8.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) VB
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) Uniface
8 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (50.94%) Security Cleared
2 39 (36.79%) SC Cleared
3 23 (21.70%) Degree
4 16 (15.09%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
Vendors
1 58 (54.72%) ESRI
2 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.83%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
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