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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 680 534 699
Rank change year-on-year
-146 +165
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 213 406 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.43% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 133 238 135
Average salary £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £98,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +41.17%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -161 185 £75,000 +15.38% 27
London -90 86 £87,500 +25.00% 13
North West +37 45 £55,000 +50.68% 2
Cheshire +40 37 £47,500 +163.88%
Chester - 33 - -
South East -63 28 £51,250 -29.31% 3
Scotland +16 16 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire +1 13 £52,500 +75.00% 5
Reading -27 11 £45,000 -52.63%
Berkshire -35 11 £45,000 -52.63%
Surrey +6 10 £52,500 -12.50%
City of London +9 6 £90,000 +55.17%
West Yorkshire +3 5 £47,750 +59.16% 4
Manchester -3 5 £50,000 +15.60%
Buckinghamshire -20 5 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -25 5 £42,500 -55.26% 3
South Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Hull - 5 - -
Cardiff - 5 - -
East Yorkshire - 5 - -
Leeds +11 4 £47,750 +59.16% 2
Glasgow +8 4 £55,839 +86.12% 1
South West -34 4 £55,000 +30.17% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £42,500 -
Lichfield - 3 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 3 £95,000 - 1
Dorset +2 2 - -
Redhill -9 2 £58,750 -2.08%
Crewe - 2 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 231 (50.55%) Finance
2 176 (38.51%) Linux
3 163 (35.67%) Windows
4 159 (34.79%) Oracle
5 147 (32.17%) SQL
6 136 (29.76%) Performance Tuning
7 130 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (27.79%) Solaris
9 125 (27.35%) SAN
10 124 (27.13%) LAN
11 120 (26.26%) WAN
11 120 (26.26%) Cisco
12 118 (25.82%) NetApp
12 118 (25.82%) NAS
13 116 (25.38%) SRDF
13 116 (25.38%) EMC
13 116 (25.38%) NFS
13 116 (25.38%) Multicast
13 116 (25.38%) FCoE
13 116 (25.38%) Fibre Channel
14 115 (25.16%) Intel
15 104 (22.76%) HTML
16 99 (21.66%) Apache
16 99 (21.66%) HTTP
17 97 (21.23%) Java
18 96 (21.01%) IBM
19 95 (20.79%) IIS
20 94 (20.57%) Tomcat
20 94 (20.57%) Middleware
21 93 (20.35%) SQL Server

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 99 (21.66%) Apache
2 95 (20.79%) IIS
3 94 (20.57%) Tomcat
4 93 (20.35%) WebSphere
5 89 (19.47%) Oracle Coherence
5 89 (19.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 33 (7.22%) SAS
7 9 (1.97%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.75%) JBoss
9 7 (1.53%) CMS
10 6 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.88%) Lync
13 3 (0.66%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (10.07%) MS Office
2 45 (9.85%) MS Excel
3 31 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (5.91%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.31%) SPSS
6 2 (0.44%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 68 (14.88%) RMDS
2 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.09%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.03%) SaaS
2 8 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.44%) Office 365
5 2 (0.44%) Route 53
5 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 125 (27.35%) SAN
2 124 (27.13%) LAN
3 120 (26.26%) WAN
4 118 (25.82%) NAS
5 116 (25.38%) FCoE
5 116 (25.38%) Fibre Channel
5 116 (25.38%) Multicast
6 99 (21.66%) HTTP
7 48 (10.50%) iSCSI
8 11 (2.41%) Internet
9 9 (1.97%) Firewall
9 9 (1.97%) Wireless
10 4 (0.88%) WLAN
11 3 (0.66%) 3G
11 3 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.44%) VLAN
12 2 (0.44%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 76 (16.63%) Hadoop
3 72 (15.75%) HBase
4 61 (13.35%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (9.19%) DB2
6 40 (8.75%) Data Mining
7 39 (8.53%) Relational Database
8 23 (5.03%) Oracle Database
9 22 (4.81%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.28%) OLTP
10 15 (3.28%) MySQL
11 12 (2.63%) Big Data
12 9 (1.97%) MS Access
13 8 (1.75%) OLAP
13 8 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.53%) VLDB
14 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.88%) JUnit
1 4 (0.88%) NUnit
2 3 (0.66%) SilkTest
2 3 (0.66%) Selenium
2 3 (0.66%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.66%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.44%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.44%) JMeter
3 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.22%) eggPlant
General
1 231 (50.55%) Finance
2 75 (16.41%) Marketing
3 39 (8.53%) Banking
4 30 (6.56%) Retail
5 27 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.97%) Legal
7 7 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.53%) Welsh Language
8 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.88%) Publishing
9 4 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 132 (28.88%) Architect
2 112 (24.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 77 (16.85%) Solutions Architect
4 68 (14.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 64 (14.00%) Analyst
6 49 (10.72%) Lead Architect
7 44 (9.63%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 35 (7.66%) Consultant
9 34 (7.44%) Developer
10 29 (6.35%) Technical Architect
10 29 (6.35%) Administrator
11 28 (6.13%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 28 (6.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 26 (5.69%) DBA
13 22 (4.81%) Service Manager
14 17 (3.72%) Senior Manager
15 15 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.28%) Security Manager
16 13 (2.84%) Service Design Manager
17 12 (2.63%) Chief Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (22.76%) HTML
2 94 (20.57%) Middleware
3 76 (16.63%) XML
4 68 (14.88%) XSLT
4 68 (14.88%) Rendezvous
4 68 (14.88%) Ultra Messaging
5 15 (3.28%) .NET
6 10 (2.19%) CSS
7 8 (1.75%) WSH
8 7 (1.53%) DWR
9 6 (1.31%) Web Services
10 5 (1.09%) jQuery
10 5 (1.09%) SOAP
11 4 (0.88%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.66%) JSON
12 3 (0.66%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.66%) Spring
12 3 (0.66%) Ajax
12 3 (0.66%) XBRL
12 3 (0.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 83 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.97%) Mainframe
3 35 (7.66%) Computer Science
4 29 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 28 (6.13%) Credit Risk
5 28 (6.13%) Data Centre
6 24 (5.25%) User Experience
7 21 (4.60%) Statistics
8 17 (3.72%) Social Media
9 15 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.84%) Replication
11 12 (2.63%) PMI
11 12 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (2.41%) NHS
13 9 (1.97%) CUDA
14 8 (1.75%) FMCG
15 7 (1.53%) Data Integration
15 7 (1.53%) Smartphone
16 6 (1.31%) Social Network
16 6 (1.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 176 (38.51%) Linux
2 163 (35.67%) Windows
3 127 (27.79%) Solaris
4 45 (9.85%) UNIX
5 10 (2.19%) Android
5 10 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.66%) AIX
7 3 (0.66%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.76%) Performance Tuning
2 130 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (19.04%) Analytics
4 63 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 61 (13.35%) Project Management
6 52 (11.38%) Service Delivery
7 47 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (9.41%) ITIL
9 36 (7.88%) Business Development
10 34 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 33 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (6.56%) Business Analytics
13 27 (5.91%) Statistical Analysis
14 26 (5.69%) ETL
14 26 (5.69%) Predictive Modelling
15 25 (5.47%) Information Security
16 24 (5.25%) Change Management
16 24 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (5.25%) Coaching
17 22 (4.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 147 (32.17%) SQL
2 97 (21.23%) Java
3 85 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.13%) Python
5 26 (5.69%) C
6 23 (5.03%) C++
7 13 (2.84%) PHP
8 11 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.97%) C#
10 8 (1.75%) VBA
11 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.66%) Perl
12 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.44%) Scala
13 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.22%) AWK
14 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (18.38%) Degree
2 22 (4.81%) PMI Certification
3 20 (4.38%) CISA
3 20 (4.38%) CISM
3 20 (4.38%) CISSP
4 10 (2.19%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (2.19%) PMP
4 10 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.31%) CISMP
6 5 (1.09%) ISEB
6 5 (1.09%) MBA
7 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.66%) ACCA
8 3 (0.66%) CIMA
9 2 (0.44%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.38%) QA
3 19 (4.16%) ISO 14001
4 17 (3.72%) PCI DSS
5 16 (3.50%) ISO 9001
6 12 (2.63%) COBIT
7 9 (1.97%) SLA
8 7 (1.53%) ISO 9000
9 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (25.38%) NFS
1 116 (25.38%) SRDF
2 77 (16.85%) Oracle RAC
3 60 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (12.47%) Hyper-V
5 48 (10.50%) Xen
5 48 (10.50%) KVM
6 20 (4.38%) Active Directory
7 9 (1.97%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.88%) Docker
9 2 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) UAG
9 2 (0.44%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 7 (1.53%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (1.09%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Oozie
4 2 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 159 (34.79%) Oracle
2 120 (26.26%) Cisco
3 118 (25.82%) NetApp
4 116 (25.38%) EMC
5 115 (25.16%) Intel
6 96 (21.01%) IBM
7 68 (14.88%) Sybase
7 68 (14.88%) TIBCO
7 68 (14.88%) DataSynapse
8 66 (14.44%) Microsoft
9 61 (13.35%) VMware
10 15 (3.28%) SAP
11 9 (1.97%) Google
11 9 (1.97%) Remedy
12 8 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.75%) Sun
13 7 (1.53%) Veritas
13 7 (1.53%) Tableau
14 6 (1.31%) Facebook
14 6 (1.31%) Twitter
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30267 - £35313 per week
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
NES IT
Salary: Car etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SKY
Salary: Unspecified Excellent benefits plus free Sky HD package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Churchill Frank
Salary: £33935 - £43361 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
South East
PwC
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £43354.00 - £60000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 21 days ago