The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 535 685 694
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +9
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 412 186 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 240 148 154
Average salary £70,000 £51,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.58% +13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £77,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +8.97%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94474 86317 91123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.65% 79.42% 77.76%
Number of salaries quoted 75344 70549 77369
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK.

Benchmarking Salary Trend in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Benchmarking over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Benchmarking Salary Histogram in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England +164 395 £70,000 +33.33% 29
London +107 198 £70,000 +21.73% 13
South East +63 112 £65,000 +62.50% 4
Berkshire +49 61 £95,000 +90.00% 2
East of England +25 43 £87,500 +105.88% 1
Reading +41 41 £95,000 +15.15%
West Midlands +13 28 £95,000 +280.00% 1
Birmingham - 26 £95,000 -
City of London -1 24 £58,000 -18.59% 3
Hertfordshire +13 22 £95,000 +67.40%
Yorkshire -21 21 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Hampshire +3 20 £35,000 +37.25% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 20 £95,000 -
Portsmouth - 18 £35,000 - 1
South West -15 16 £42,250 -50.29%
Bedfordshire -3 15 £60,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +7 14 - -
North Yorkshire - 14 £32,500 - 3
Harrogate - 14 £32,500 - 3
North West -23 11 £36,500 -21.92% 2
Surrey +9 10 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Luton -1 10 £59,250 +97.50%
Manchester -2 9 £43,250 +15.33% 1
Suffolk +11 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Ipswich +6 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Wiltshire +1 7 £42,250 -51.71%
Bristol -7 5 - -
Leeds -25 5 £30,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire -35 5 £30,000 -14.28%
Dorset -5 4 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 198 (30.51%) Finance
2 168 (25.89%) SQL
3 162 (24.96%) SQL Server
4 155 (23.88%) Linux
5 147 (22.65%) Degree
6 135 (20.80%) Performance Tuning
7 127 (19.57%) Oracle
8 120 (18.49%) Windows
9 115 (17.72%) Analytics
10 103 (15.87%) Java
11 98 (15.10%) LAN
12 93 (14.33%) WAN
13 92 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (14.18%) SAN
14 88 (13.56%) Cisco
15 87 (13.41%) Intel
16 84 (12.94%) Marketing
17 82 (12.63%) Project Management
18 81 (12.48%) E-Commerce
19 79 (12.17%) Microsoft
20 78 (12.02%) Scrum
21 76 (11.71%) Retail
22 74 (11.40%) Solaris
22 74 (11.40%) Hadoop
23 71 (10.94%) NAS
24 70 (10.79%) Big Data
25 67 (10.32%) Sybase
26 66 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
27 64 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
27 64 (9.86%) QA

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 62 (9.55%) IIS
2 51 (7.86%) Oracle Coherence
3 23 (3.54%) Apache
3 23 (3.54%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 13 (2.00%) Confluence
6 9 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.23%) Lync
8 6 (0.92%) SAS
9 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.62%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 53 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.39%) MS Office
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (5.08%) Google Analytics
2 18 (2.77%) WebTrends
3 17 (2.62%) RMDS
4 5 (0.77%) Fredhopper
4 5 (0.77%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.62%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.15%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.78%) GitHub
2 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.46%) SaaS
4 3 (0.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Route 53
5 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 98 (15.10%) LAN
2 93 (14.33%) WAN
3 92 (14.18%) SAN
4 71 (10.94%) NAS
5 44 (6.78%) FCoE
5 44 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
5 44 (6.78%) Multicast
6 35 (5.39%) Internet
7 24 (3.70%) HTTP
8 21 (3.24%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (2.93%) Wireless
9 19 (2.93%) SMTP
10 17 (2.62%) IMAP
10 17 (2.62%) Firewall
11 14 (2.16%) TCP/IP
11 14 (2.16%) DNS
12 13 (2.00%) Wireshark
13 10 (1.54%) DHCP
14 7 (1.08%) VPN
14 7 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (24.96%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.40%) Hadoop
3 70 (10.79%) Big Data
4 64 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (9.71%) Relational Database
6 51 (7.86%) HBase
7 48 (7.40%) RDBMS
8 42 (6.47%) DB2
8 42 (6.47%) Mahout
8 42 (6.47%) Oracle Exadata
9 39 (6.01%) NoSQL
10 35 (5.39%) MongoDB
10 35 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (5.24%) HCatalog
11 34 (5.24%) MarkLogic
11 34 (5.24%) Couchbase
11 34 (5.24%) Sqoop
11 34 (5.24%) Riak
11 34 (5.24%) Apache Hive
12 28 (4.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (5.08%) Cucumber
1 33 (5.08%) Selenium
2 32 (4.93%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.78%) WebDriver
3 31 (4.78%) WATIR
4 21 (3.24%) Subversion
5 19 (2.93%) WebLOAD
6 17 (2.62%) AQtime
7 15 (2.31%) JIRA
8 14 (2.16%) Emacs
8 14 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (1.85%) Moq
9 12 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.85%) NCrunch
9 12 (1.85%) NUnit
9 12 (1.85%) ReSharper
10 9 (1.39%) Ant
10 9 (1.39%) LoadRunner
10 9 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 198 (30.51%) Finance
2 84 (12.94%) Marketing
3 76 (11.71%) Retail
4 63 (9.71%) Banking
5 48 (7.40%) Telecoms
6 38 (5.86%) German Language
7 37 (5.70%) Back Office
8 34 (5.24%) Legal
9 23 (3.54%) Automotive
10 13 (2.00%) Advertising
11 9 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.23%) Publishing
12 8 (1.23%) Games
13 5 (0.77%) Electronics
14 3 (0.46%) Law
14 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (14.48%) Architect
2 71 (10.94%) Analyst
3 51 (7.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 38 (5.86%) Developer
5 34 (5.24%) Data Architect
5 34 (5.24%) Big Data Architect
6 33 (5.08%) QA Engineer
7 30 (4.62%) Product Manager
8 29 (4.47%) Administrator
9 27 (4.16%) Consultant
10 22 (3.39%) DBA
11 21 (3.24%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.08%) Programme Manager
12 20 (3.08%) Quality Engineer
13 19 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.62%) Test Engineer
14 17 (2.62%) Lead Architect
14 17 (2.62%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.17%) .NET
2 41 (6.32%) HTML
3 31 (4.78%) Gherkin
4 30 (4.62%) Middleware
4 30 (4.62%) Web Services
5 28 (4.31%) XML
6 20 (3.08%) Rendezvous
7 17 (2.62%) MAPI
7 17 (2.62%) XSLT
8 16 (2.47%) COM
9 15 (2.31%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.16%) CSS
11 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (1.85%) StructureMap
11 12 (1.85%) Spring.NET
11 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (1.85%) Dapper ORM
11 12 (1.85%) Castle Windsor
11 12 (1.85%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 54 (8.32%) Visualisation
3 50 (7.70%) Statistics
4 47 (7.24%) Open Source
5 39 (6.01%) Blog
6 38 (5.86%) Mathematics
7 33 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (4.62%) Computer Science
9 27 (4.16%) Physics
10 26 (4.01%) Taxonomies
11 24 (3.70%) Economics
12 23 (3.54%) Mobile App
13 17 (2.62%) Data Integration
14 15 (2.31%) Clustering
14 15 (2.31%) Social Media
15 6 (0.92%) PMI
15 6 (0.92%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
16 5 (0.77%) Replication
17 4 (0.62%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 155 (23.88%) Linux
2 120 (18.49%) Windows
3 74 (11.40%) Solaris
4 36 (5.55%) UNIX
5 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.92%) Android
5 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) AIX
7 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.80%) Performance Tuning
2 115 (17.72%) Analytics
3 92 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
4 82 (12.63%) Project Management
5 81 (12.48%) E-Commerce
6 78 (12.02%) Scrum
7 66 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 62 (9.55%) ITIL
9 61 (9.40%) Six Sigma
10 60 (9.24%) CRM
11 57 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (6.63%) Business Development
14 42 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (6.47%) MapReduce
15 40 (6.16%) PRINCE2
15 40 (6.16%) Product Management
16 38 (5.86%) ERP
17 34 (5.24%) Test Strategy
18 33 (5.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 168 (25.89%) SQL
2 103 (15.87%) Java
3 53 (8.17%) Ruby
4 52 (8.01%) C#
5 43 (6.63%) Python
6 38 (5.86%) C++
6 38 (5.86%) JavaScript
7 35 (5.39%) Bash Shell
7 35 (5.39%) Perl
8 30 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 24 (3.70%) C
10 17 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.85%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.54%) Korn
12 10 (1.54%) VBA
13 9 (1.39%) Scala
13 9 (1.39%) R
14 8 (1.23%) Groovy
14 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.62%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 147 (22.65%) Degree
2 43 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.78%) PMI Certification
5 25 (3.85%) PMP
6 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.39%) PhD
8 7 (1.08%) MCSE
9 6 (0.92%) CISA
9 6 (0.92%) CISSP
9 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.77%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.77%) CISM
10 5 (0.77%) MBA
10 5 (0.77%) SCSA
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.46%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.86%) QA
2 48 (7.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (5.08%) SLA
4 28 (4.31%) ISO 14001
5 15 (2.31%) COBIT
6 10 (1.54%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (8.17%) NFS
2 51 (7.86%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (6.78%) SRDF
4 36 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (5.24%) HDFS
5 34 (5.24%) Apache Flume
5 34 (5.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 30 (4.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (2.77%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (1.23%) Veritas File System
8 8 (1.23%) Docker
9 6 (0.92%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.62%) KVM
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) UAG
11 2 (0.31%) Postfix
11 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (5.24%) Oozie
2 34 (5.24%) Ambari
3 22 (3.39%) Puppet
4 14 (2.16%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.23%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.23%) Ansible
6 6 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.92%) PureDisk
7 5 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.46%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.46%) SCOM
9 2 (0.31%) SCCM
9 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.31%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.15%) YUM
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 127 (19.57%) Oracle
2 88 (13.56%) Cisco
3 87 (13.41%) Intel
4 79 (12.17%) Microsoft
5 67 (10.32%) Sybase
6 46 (7.09%) NetApp
7 44 (6.78%) EMC
8 43 (6.63%) Netezza
8 43 (6.63%) Teradata
9 42 (6.47%) MapR
9 42 (6.47%) Hortonworks
10 39 (6.01%) VMware
11 33 (5.08%) Google
12 29 (4.47%) IBM
13 20 (3.08%) 29West
13 20 (3.08%) TIBCO
14 17 (2.62%) DataSynapse
14 17 (2.62%) Huawei
14 17 (2.62%) Siebel
15 16 (2.47%) SAP
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FTSE
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Epping, Essex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum to £80K + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 26 days ago