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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 662 576 681
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +105
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 236 374 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 160 241 161
Average salary £70,000 £77,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +55.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £80,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-42.18% +88.23%

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
93167 97414 88156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.76% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 76230 78594 72151
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -83 209 £72,500 -6.45% 24
London -53 102 £87,500 +16.66% 13
North West +19 43 £55,000 +64.17% 5
Cheshire +33 36 £52,500 +191.66% 3
Chester - 32 - - 2
South East -45 27 £45,000 -30.76% 3
Yorkshire -9 11 £42,500 +36.00%
Scotland +23 10 £60,000 +13.20% 2
Surrey +3 10 £56,250 +12.50%
Berkshire -62 10 £60,000 -36.84% 1
West Midlands -42 9 £42,500 -55.26% 1
South West -14 8 £48,250 +7.22% 1
Reading -53 8 £45,000 -52.63% 1
Cardiff - 8 - -
Wales - 8 - -
South Wales - 8 - -
North Yorkshire -6 7 £42,500 +41.66%
City of London -10 7 £67,500 -11.47% 4
Staffordshire - 6 £42,500 -
Lichfield - 6 £42,500 -
Manchester -8 4 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Skipton - 4 £43,750 -
East Midlands +3 3 £25,000 -
Hampshire -3 3 £40,000 -
Redhill -4 3 £60,000 -
Wiltshire -7 3 £42,500 +0.59%
Bristol -23 3 £55,750 -
East of England -34 3 £35,000 -63.15% 1
Merseyside - 3 £95,000 -
Aldershot - 3 £40,000 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 252 (51.32%) Finance
2 196 (39.92%) Linux
3 192 (39.10%) Windows
4 179 (36.46%) Oracle
5 175 (35.64%) SQL
6 159 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
7 145 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
8 143 (29.12%) Solaris
9 141 (28.72%) LAN
10 140 (28.51%) SAN
11 136 (27.70%) NAS
12 135 (27.49%) WAN
12 135 (27.49%) Cisco
13 133 (27.09%) NetApp
14 131 (26.68%) EMC
14 131 (26.68%) Intel
14 131 (26.68%) NFS
14 131 (26.68%) SRDF
14 131 (26.68%) FCoE
14 131 (26.68%) Fibre Channel
14 131 (26.68%) Multicast
15 116 (23.63%) Tomcat
15 116 (23.63%) Java
16 115 (23.42%) Middleware
17 113 (23.01%) Apache
18 112 (22.81%) HTML
18 112 (22.81%) HTTP
19 111 (22.61%) SQL Server
19 111 (22.61%) IIS
20 110 (22.40%) WebSphere

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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
1 116 (23.63%) Tomcat
2 113 (23.01%) Apache
3 111 (22.61%) IIS
4 110 (22.40%) WebSphere
5 105 (21.38%) Oracle Coherence
5 105 (21.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 35 (7.13%) SAS
7 14 (2.85%) JBoss
8 11 (2.24%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.81%) CMS
11 3 (0.61%) Lync
11 3 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.96%) MS Office
3 35 (7.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (5.50%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.83%) SPSS
6 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
7 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (16.09%) RMDS
2 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.89%) SaaS
2 8 (1.63%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.22%) IaaS
3 6 (1.22%) PaaS
4 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 141 (28.72%) LAN
2 140 (28.51%) SAN
3 136 (27.70%) NAS
4 135 (27.49%) WAN
5 131 (26.68%) FCoE
5 131 (26.68%) Fibre Channel
5 131 (26.68%) Multicast
6 112 (22.81%) HTTP
7 51 (10.39%) iSCSI
8 11 (2.24%) Internet
9 10 (2.04%) Firewall
10 8 (1.63%) Wireless
11 7 (1.43%) WLAN
12 4 (0.81%) DSLAM
13 3 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.61%) VPN
13 3 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.61%) VLAN
14 2 (0.41%) MPLS
15 1 (0.20%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 83 (16.90%) Hadoop
3 81 (16.50%) HBase
4 62 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (11.20%) DB2
6 40 (8.15%) Data Mining
7 39 (7.94%) Relational Database
8 23 (4.68%) Oracle Database
9 22 (4.48%) RDBMS
10 19 (3.87%) MySQL
11 16 (3.26%) OLTP
12 11 (2.24%) OLAP
12 11 (2.24%) Big Data
12 11 (2.24%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (2.04%) MS Access
14 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.43%) JUnit
2 7 (1.43%) JIRA
3 6 (1.22%) Maven
3 6 (1.22%) Ant
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.02%) Subversion
5 4 (0.81%) NUnit
6 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.61%) Hudson
7 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.20%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 252 (51.32%) Finance
2 80 (16.29%) Marketing
3 45 (9.16%) Banking
4 41 (8.35%) Telecoms
5 28 (5.70%) Retail
6 12 (2.44%) Legal
7 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.43%) Welsh Language
8 6 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.81%) Games
10 3 (0.61%) Automotive
10 3 (0.61%) Law
10 3 (0.61%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (28.31%) Architect
2 127 (25.87%) Infrastructure Architect
3 82 (16.70%) Solutions Architect
4 76 (15.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 69 (14.05%) Analyst
6 57 (11.61%) Lead Architect
7 54 (11.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 39 (7.94%) Consultant
9 36 (7.33%) Developer
10 29 (5.91%) Technical Architect
11 27 (5.50%) Administrator
12 26 (5.30%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 25 (5.09%) DBA
13 25 (5.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (3.87%) Senior Manager
15 18 (3.67%) Service Manager
15 18 (3.67%) Security Manager
16 17 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
17 15 (3.05%) Project Manager
18 14 (2.85%) Chief Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (23.42%) Middleware
2 112 (22.81%) HTML
3 86 (17.52%) XML
4 79 (16.09%) XSLT
4 79 (16.09%) Rendezvous
4 79 (16.09%) Ultra Messaging
5 19 (3.87%) .NET
6 14 (2.85%) J2EE
6 14 (2.85%) WSH
7 12 (2.44%) Web Services
8 10 (2.04%) CSS
9 9 (1.83%) JMS
10 7 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.43%) Spring
10 7 (1.43%) Java EE
10 7 (1.43%) DWR
11 6 (1.22%) JMX
12 5 (1.02%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.02%) J2SE
12 5 (1.02%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 87 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (11.00%) Mainframe
3 41 (8.35%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.52%) Statistics
4 32 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 29 (5.91%) Management Information System
6 27 (5.50%) Credit Risk
7 25 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (3.67%) User Experience
9 17 (3.46%) Social Media
10 13 (2.65%) PMI
11 12 (2.44%) NHS
11 12 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (2.04%) Replication
13 9 (1.83%) CUDA
14 8 (1.63%) Clustering
14 8 (1.63%) FMCG
15 7 (1.43%) Economics
15 7 (1.43%) Smartphone
16 6 (1.22%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 196 (39.92%) Linux
2 192 (39.10%) Windows
3 143 (29.12%) Solaris
4 55 (11.20%) UNIX
5 10 (2.04%) Android
5 10 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.41%) HPUX
8 2 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (16.70%) Analytics
4 74 (15.07%) Risk Management
5 68 (13.85%) Project Management
6 51 (10.39%) ITIL
7 45 (9.16%) Service Delivery
8 44 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 34 (6.92%) Coaching
11 33 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
13 31 (6.31%) Information Security
14 29 (5.91%) Business Development
15 28 (5.70%) PRINCE2
16 26 (5.30%) Statistical Analysis
17 25 (5.09%) CRM
17 25 (5.09%) Predictive Modelling
17 25 (5.09%) Business Analytics
18 24 (4.89%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 175 (35.64%) SQL
2 116 (23.63%) Java
3 93 (18.94%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.70%) C
4 28 (5.70%) Python
5 25 (5.09%) C++
6 17 (3.46%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.24%) C#
8 10 (2.04%) PHP
9 9 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.83%) VBA
10 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.43%) Perl
10 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.41%) COBOL
12 2 (0.41%) Scala
13 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.20%) Go
13 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (19.96%) Degree
2 27 (5.50%) PMI Certification
3 23 (4.68%) CISA
3 23 (4.68%) CISM
3 23 (4.68%) CISSP
4 14 (2.85%) PMP
5 12 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.63%) MBA
7 7 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.22%) CISMP
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.81%) CCNP
10 3 (0.61%) ISEB
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.41%) CIMA
11 2 (0.41%) ACCA
11 2 (0.41%) NCDA
11 2 (0.41%) NCIE
11 2 (0.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.09%) ISO 14001
3 21 (4.28%) ISO 9001
4 20 (4.07%) PCI DSS
5 15 (3.05%) COBIT
6 13 (2.65%) QA
7 11 (2.24%) SLA
8 8 (1.63%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 131 (26.68%) NFS
1 131 (26.68%) SRDF
2 88 (17.92%) Oracle RAC
3 68 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (13.44%) Hyper-V
5 51 (10.39%) Xen
5 51 (10.39%) KVM
6 28 (5.70%) Active Directory
7 15 (3.05%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.81%) Docker
9 2 (0.41%) vSphere
9 2 (0.41%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.20%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 6 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.02%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (1.02%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 179 (36.46%) Oracle
2 135 (27.49%) Cisco
3 133 (27.09%) NetApp
4 131 (26.68%) EMC
4 131 (26.68%) Intel
5 108 (22.00%) IBM
6 82 (16.70%) Sybase
7 79 (16.09%) TIBCO
7 79 (16.09%) DataSynapse
8 75 (15.27%) Microsoft
9 69 (14.05%) VMware
10 9 (1.83%) Google
10 9 (1.83%) Remedy
11 8 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.43%) Adobe
12 7 (1.43%) SAP
12 7 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.22%) Facebook
13 6 (1.22%) Twitter
13 6 (1.22%) Cognos
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £44000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capgemini
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + pension, bonus, cash allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
Look Ahead
Salary: £31,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago