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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 601 695 707
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +12
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 284 199 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 184 129 116
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 3 March 2015 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 3 March 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
(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 +92 275 £70,000 +27.27% 28
London +78 186 £75,000 +7.14% 11
South East -21 41 £60,000 +33.33% 5
City of London +30 36 £67,500 -3.57% 2
Berkshire +18 24 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Yorkshire +6 17 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Reading +9 15 £53,750 +26.47%
East of England -1 8 £45,000 -21.73% 2
West Midlands -20 8 £32,500 - 1
Hounslow - 8 - -
Surrey -22 6 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Brentford - 6 £80,000 - 2
Cambridge +9 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 5 - - 1
Chiswick - 5 £20,000 -
Oxfordshire +3 4 £60,750 -28.52% 2
Bracknell -7 4 - -
South West -30 4 £36,500 +33.94% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £32,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £60,000 - 1
Worcester - 4 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands +29 3 £25,000 -47.36% 1
Scotland +9 3 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 3 - -
North West -17 3 £24,000 -4.00% 4
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire +10 2 £45,000 -21.73%
Manchester -4 2 £24,000 -4.00% 3

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 232 (40.77%) Finance
2 160 (28.12%) Linux
3 151 (26.54%) Windows
4 141 (24.78%) SQL
5 138 (24.25%) SQL Server
6 135 (23.73%) Oracle
7 122 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (20.74%) Java
9 116 (20.39%) Cisco
10 111 (19.51%) Degree
11 109 (19.16%) WAN
12 106 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
13 105 (18.45%) LAN
14 104 (18.28%) Project Management
15 103 (18.10%) SAN
16 99 (17.40%) NetApp
16 99 (17.40%) EMC
17 98 (17.22%) NAS
18 94 (16.52%) Solaris
18 94 (16.52%) Middleware
19 90 (15.82%) Intel
20 88 (15.47%) NFS
21 84 (14.76%) SRDF
21 84 (14.76%) FCoE
21 84 (14.76%) Fibre Channel
21 84 (14.76%) Multicast
22 81 (14.24%) Telecoms
23 75 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
24 74 (13.01%) Tomcat
25 73 (12.83%) Continuous Improvement

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 74 (13.01%) Tomcat
2 68 (11.95%) WebSphere
3 58 (10.19%) IIS
4 56 (9.84%) Oracle Coherence
5 54 (9.49%) Apache
6 49 (8.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 22 (3.87%) SharePoint
8 21 (3.69%) WebLogic
9 20 (3.51%) JBoss
10 9 (1.58%) Mule
11 8 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (1.23%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.88%) SAS
14 4 (0.70%) JCAPS
14 4 (0.70%) Liferay
14 4 (0.70%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.18%) CMS
17 1 (0.18%) Lync
Applications
1 46 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.41%) MS Office
4 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) SPSS
5 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.53%) MS Project
6 3 (0.53%) Windchill
7 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (6.50%) RMDS
2 8 (1.41%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.88%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.53%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.35%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.18%) Radian6
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.81%) SaaS
2 9 (1.58%) PaaS
2 9 (1.58%) IaaS
3 8 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (0.88%) CloudFront
4 5 (0.88%) Route 53
5 3 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 109 (19.16%) WAN
2 105 (18.45%) LAN
3 103 (18.10%) SAN
4 98 (17.22%) NAS
5 84 (14.76%) FCoE
5 84 (14.76%) Fibre Channel
5 84 (14.76%) Multicast
6 53 (9.31%) HTTP
7 20 (3.51%) Wireless
8 16 (2.81%) Firewall
8 16 (2.81%) iSCSI
9 10 (1.76%) Internet
10 6 (1.05%) IPsec
11 5 (0.88%) DSL
11 5 (0.88%) MPLS
11 5 (0.88%) AMQP
11 5 (0.88%) DNS
11 5 (0.88%) Broadband
11 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (24.25%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.44%) Hadoop
3 45 (7.91%) Big Data
4 44 (7.73%) HBase
5 37 (6.50%) DB2
6 35 (6.15%) MySQL
6 35 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (5.27%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.22%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.81%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (1.58%) OLTP
14 8 (1.41%) MS Access
15 7 (1.23%) OLAP
15 7 (1.23%) Riak
15 7 (1.23%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 33 (5.80%) Maven
2 29 (5.10%) JIRA
3 28 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.75%) Ant
5 20 (3.51%) JUnit
6 18 (3.16%) Subversion
7 16 (2.81%) Hudson
7 16 (2.81%) Eclipse
8 14 (2.46%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.05%) Selenium
10 6 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.05%) NeoLoad
11 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.88%) WebLOAD
12 4 (0.70%) WebLogic Workshop
12 4 (0.70%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.70%) Emacs
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 232 (40.77%) Finance
2 81 (14.24%) Telecoms
3 62 (10.90%) Banking
4 48 (8.44%) Marketing
5 32 (5.62%) Retail
6 23 (4.04%) Legal
7 17 (2.99%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.58%) Advertising
9 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.41%) Games
9 8 (1.41%) German Language
10 5 (0.88%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) Automotive
11 4 (0.70%) Law
12 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 149 (26.19%) Architect
2 90 (15.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 68 (11.95%) Analyst
4 46 (8.08%) Developer
5 45 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
6 34 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.45%) Lead Architect
8 30 (5.27%) Consultant
9 29 (5.10%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 25 (4.39%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 23 (4.04%) Software Developer
12 21 (3.69%) Senior Manager
13 17 (2.99%) Technical Architect
14 16 (2.81%) Quality Manager
14 16 (2.81%) Product Manager
15 15 (2.64%) Business Analyst
16 14 (2.46%) Graduate
16 14 (2.46%) Junior
16 14 (2.46%) Graduate Software Developer
16 14 (2.46%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (16.52%) Middleware
2 56 (9.84%) XML
3 55 (9.67%) HTML
4 39 (6.85%) Web Services
5 37 (6.50%) Rendezvous
5 37 (6.50%) XSLT
6 36 (6.33%) J2EE
7 30 (5.27%) .NET
7 30 (5.27%) JMS
8 27 (4.75%) Spring
9 26 (4.57%) Java EE
10 19 (3.34%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (2.81%) Struts
12 11 (1.93%) WSH
13 8 (1.41%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.41%) jQuery
13 8 (1.41%) JPA
14 6 (1.05%) JMX
14 6 (1.05%) CSS
15 5 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (7.03%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.98%) Management Information System
5 33 (5.80%) User Experience
6 28 (4.92%) Statistics
7 27 (4.75%) Mainframe
8 25 (4.39%) Visualisation
9 21 (3.69%) Clustering
10 16 (2.81%) PMI
11 14 (2.46%) Data Integration
11 14 (2.46%) Open Source
12 13 (2.28%) Mobile App
13 12 (2.11%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.41%) NHS
14 8 (1.41%) Mathematics
14 8 (1.41%) Social Media
14 8 (1.41%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.23%) Blog
16 6 (1.05%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 160 (28.12%) Linux
2 151 (26.54%) Windows
3 94 (16.52%) Solaris
4 67 (11.78%) UNIX
5 3 (0.53%) AIX
5 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.35%) HPUX
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
3 104 (18.28%) Project Management
4 73 (12.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 62 (10.90%) Scrum
6 57 (10.02%) PRINCE2
7 56 (9.84%) ITIL
8 54 (9.49%) Analytics
9 53 (9.31%) Six Sigma
10 48 (8.44%) Risk Management
11 38 (6.68%) Performance Analysis
12 36 (6.33%) CRM
13 34 (5.98%) OO
14 33 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (5.80%) Process Management
15 32 (5.62%) Coaching
16 29 (5.10%) Risk Assessment
17 28 (4.92%) Mentoring
18 26 (4.57%) Service Delivery
18 26 (4.57%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (24.78%) SQL
2 118 (20.74%) Java
3 51 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 42 (7.38%) C#
5 36 (6.33%) Bash Shell
6 27 (4.75%) Python
7 20 (3.51%) C++
8 19 (3.34%) C
9 16 (2.81%) Perl
10 15 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.11%) Ruby
13 10 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.88%) VBA
15 5 (0.88%) PHP
15 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.53%) Korn
16 3 (0.53%) Groovy
17 1 (0.18%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 111 (19.51%) Degree
2 41 (7.21%) PMI Certification
3 27 (4.75%) PMP
4 21 (3.69%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.28%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.58%) CISA
6 9 (1.58%) CISM
6 9 (1.58%) CISSP
7 8 (1.41%) MBA
8 7 (1.23%) VCP4
9 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.53%) HNC
11 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.35%) CCNP
12 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.35%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (5.62%) SLA
3 31 (5.45%) ISO 14001
4 22 (3.87%) QA
5 20 (3.51%) ISO 9001
6 14 (2.46%) ISO 9000
7 12 (2.11%) COBIT
8 9 (1.58%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.35%) Val IT
11 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (15.47%) NFS
2 84 (14.76%) SRDF
3 47 (8.26%) Oracle RAC
4 45 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (7.56%) Active Directory
6 29 (5.10%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.99%) KVM
8 16 (2.81%) Xen
9 11 (1.93%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (1.23%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.88%) HDFS
12 4 (0.70%) Docker
13 2 (0.35%) vSphere
14 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (3.51%) Puppet
2 7 (1.23%) Ambari
2 7 (1.23%) Oozie
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.88%) Nagios
4 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.53%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.35%) SCSM
6 2 (0.35%) SCCM
6 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.18%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (23.73%) Oracle
2 116 (20.39%) Cisco
3 99 (17.40%) EMC
3 99 (17.40%) NetApp
4 90 (15.82%) Intel
5 70 (12.30%) IBM
6 58 (10.19%) Sybase
7 55 (9.67%) Microsoft
8 48 (8.44%) VMware
9 41 (7.21%) TIBCO
10 37 (6.50%) DataSynapse
10 37 (6.50%) 29West
11 20 (3.51%) HP
12 17 (2.99%) SAP
13 14 (2.46%) Symantec
13 14 (2.46%) Huawei
14 13 (2.28%) Brocade
15 12 (2.11%) Cognos
16 10 (1.76%) Citrix
17 9 (1.58%) Business Objects
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Health, Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Global Markets Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
King's College London
Salary: Grade 7 £39,685 to £47,328
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RS Components
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Bonus + Other benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Feltham
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Feltham
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Brentford
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Health, Holiday
Posted: 11 days ago
Harrogate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago