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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 580 675 706
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +31
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 301 202 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 192 147 135
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £83,250 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
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 £72,500 £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 28 January 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 January 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 +100 289 £65,000 +36.84% 34
London +64 172 £70,000 +21.73% 20
South East -26 47 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire +14 35 £60,000 +66.66% 2
Reading +17 29 £55,000 +52.77% 1
City of London +16 22 £65,000 +23.80% 7
North West +12 19 £78,750 +118.75% 1
Yorkshire +4 19 £50,000 +112.76% 1
Manchester +4 11 £76,250 +111.80%
East of England 0 11 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Cheshire +6 8 £80,000 +133.57%
West Midlands -3 8 £32,500 - 3
Hounslow - 8 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire -25 6 £40,000 -27.27%
Worcestershire - 6 £32,500 - 1
Worcester - 6 £32,500 - 1
Cambridge +3 5 - - 2
South West -27 5 £57,500 +101.75% 1
Chiswick - 5 £20,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £60,000 -
Basingstoke +1 4 - -
Brentford - 4 £80,000 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £55,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +5 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire -7 3 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire +14 2 £41,250 +115.89%
East Midlands +10 2 £25,000 -47.36% 1

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 235 (38.46%) Finance
2 137 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (22.26%) Linux
4 134 (21.93%) SQL Server
5 125 (20.46%) Windows
6 122 (19.97%) SQL
7 117 (19.15%) Oracle
8 110 (18.00%) Project Management
8 110 (18.00%) Degree
9 107 (17.51%) Java
10 102 (16.69%) Cisco
11 99 (16.20%) WAN
12 96 (15.71%) LAN
13 94 (15.38%) Scrum
14 88 (14.40%) SAN
15 86 (14.08%) Performance Tuning
16 84 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 84 (13.75%) Telecoms
17 82 (13.42%) NetApp
17 82 (13.42%) Middleware
17 82 (13.42%) EMC
17 82 (13.42%) NAS
18 80 (13.09%) Intel
19 76 (12.44%) Solaris
20 74 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
21 72 (11.78%) NFS
22 71 (11.62%) Analytics
23 67 (10.97%) Multicast
23 67 (10.97%) SRDF
23 67 (10.97%) FCoE

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 54 (8.84%) Tomcat
2 51 (8.35%) WebSphere
3 46 (7.53%) IIS
4 45 (7.36%) Oracle Coherence
5 38 (6.22%) Apache
6 33 (5.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 22 (3.60%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.95%) WebLogic
9 16 (2.62%) JBoss
10 9 (1.47%) Mule
11 7 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (1.15%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.65%) JCAPS
12 4 (0.65%) Liferay
13 3 (0.49%) SAS
14 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.31%) MS Office
4 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.65%) MS Project
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) Windchill
7 2 (0.33%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (4.26%) RMDS
2 11 (1.80%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.15%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.49%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.33%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.16%) Radian6
7 1 (0.16%) Agresso
7 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.16%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.11%) GitHub
2 11 (1.80%) SaaS
3 8 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.82%) PaaS
5 5 (0.82%) IaaS
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (0.82%) CloudFront
5 5 (0.82%) Route 53
6 3 (0.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.20%) WAN
2 96 (15.71%) LAN
3 88 (14.40%) SAN
4 82 (13.42%) NAS
5 67 (10.97%) FCoE
5 67 (10.97%) Fibre Channel
5 67 (10.97%) Multicast
6 37 (6.06%) HTTP
7 21 (3.44%) Wireless
8 19 (3.11%) Firewall
9 15 (2.45%) Internet
10 12 (1.96%) Broadband
11 8 (1.31%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (0.98%) 4G
13 6 (0.98%) AMQP
13 6 (0.98%) DSL
13 6 (0.98%) IPsec
13 6 (0.98%) 3G
13 6 (0.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.00%) Big Data
3 49 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 42 (6.87%) RDBMS
4 42 (6.87%) Hadoop
5 38 (6.22%) HBase
6 34 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (5.07%) DB2
8 29 (4.75%) MySQL
9 19 (3.11%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.62%) NoSQL
11 14 (2.29%) Oracle Exadata
12 12 (1.96%) Riak
12 12 (1.96%) Mahout
12 12 (1.96%) MarkLogic
12 12 (1.96%) Couchbase
12 12 (1.96%) Sqoop
12 12 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.96%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.96%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 31 (5.07%) Maven
2 26 (4.26%) JIRA
2 26 (4.26%) Selenium
3 25 (4.09%) Cucumber
3 25 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.93%) Ant
5 19 (3.11%) JUnit
5 19 (3.11%) WATIR
5 19 (3.11%) WebDriver
6 17 (2.78%) Subversion
7 15 (2.45%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.45%) Hudson
8 13 (2.13%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.15%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.15%) NeoLoad
11 6 (0.98%) WebLOAD
12 4 (0.65%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.65%) WebLogic Workshop
12 4 (0.65%) Emacs
General
1 235 (38.46%) Finance
2 84 (13.75%) Telecoms
3 63 (10.31%) Banking
4 49 (8.02%) Marketing
5 41 (6.71%) Retail
6 29 (4.75%) Legal
7 17 (2.78%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.64%) German Language
9 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.31%) Advertising
10 6 (0.98%) Law
10 6 (0.98%) Games
11 5 (0.82%) Electronics
11 5 (0.82%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.49%) Automotive
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 137 (22.42%) Architect
2 77 (12.60%) Infrastructure Architect
3 73 (11.95%) Analyst
4 55 (9.00%) Developer
5 34 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 33 (5.40%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.07%) Software Developer
8 28 (4.58%) Consultant
9 24 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.93%) Quality Engineer
9 24 (3.93%) QA Engineer
10 23 (3.76%) Lead Architect
11 22 (3.60%) Product Manager
12 20 (3.27%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.95%) Junior
15 17 (2.78%) Graduate
15 17 (2.78%) Senior Manager
15 17 (2.78%) Graduate Software Developer
15 17 (2.78%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.42%) Middleware
2 44 (7.20%) XML
3 43 (7.04%) Web Services
3 43 (7.04%) HTML
4 30 (4.91%) .NET
5 28 (4.58%) J2EE
6 27 (4.42%) JMS
7 26 (4.26%) Rendezvous
7 26 (4.26%) XSLT
8 24 (3.93%) Spring
9 23 (3.76%) Java EE
10 19 (3.11%) Gherkin
11 16 (2.62%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (2.45%) Struts
13 8 (1.31%) jQuery
14 6 (0.98%) Velocity
14 6 (0.98%) XMPP
15 5 (0.82%) Hibernate
15 5 (0.82%) WSH
15 5 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.20%) User Experience
3 41 (6.71%) Open Source
4 39 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (5.89%) Management Information System
6 34 (5.56%) Visualisation
7 33 (5.40%) Computer Science
8 30 (4.91%) Blog
9 26 (4.26%) Clustering
10 23 (3.76%) Data Integration
11 22 (3.60%) Mobile App
12 20 (3.27%) Statistics
13 16 (2.62%) Mainframe
14 15 (2.45%) PMI
15 13 (2.13%) Social Media
16 12 (1.96%) Client/Server
17 9 (1.47%) Algorithms
18 8 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
18 8 (1.31%) NHS
18 8 (1.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 136 (22.26%) Linux
2 125 (20.46%) Windows
3 76 (12.44%) Solaris
4 55 (9.00%) UNIX
5 3 (0.49%) AIX
5 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.33%) Android
6 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (18.00%) Project Management
3 94 (15.38%) Scrum
4 86 (14.08%) Performance Tuning
5 84 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 71 (11.62%) Analytics
7 65 (10.64%) ITIL
7 65 (10.64%) PRINCE2
8 60 (9.82%) Six Sigma
9 55 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
11 43 (7.04%) Mentoring
11 43 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 40 (6.55%) OO
13 38 (6.22%) Product Management
14 37 (6.06%) Risk Management
15 36 (5.89%) Process Management
16 34 (5.56%) CRM
17 33 (5.40%) Coaching
18 32 (5.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 122 (19.97%) SQL
2 107 (17.51%) Java
3 50 (8.18%) C#
4 40 (6.55%) JavaScript
5 31 (5.07%) Ruby
5 31 (5.07%) Bash Shell
6 24 (3.93%) Python
7 16 (2.62%) C++
8 15 (2.45%) C
9 14 (2.29%) Perl
10 11 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.82%) PHP
14 4 (0.65%) VBA
14 4 (0.65%) Korn
15 3 (0.49%) Groovy
16 2 (0.33%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (18.00%) Degree
2 44 (7.20%) PMI Certification
3 31 (5.07%) PMP
4 24 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.47%) MBA
7 8 (1.31%) CISA
7 8 (1.31%) CISM
7 8 (1.31%) CISSP
8 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.49%) HNC
12 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.33%) NCDA
12 2 (0.33%) NCIE
12 2 (0.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.53%) QA
2 45 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (5.40%) SLA
3 33 (5.40%) ISO 14001
4 16 (2.62%) COBIT
5 14 (2.29%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.96%) ISO 9000
7 10 (1.64%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.98%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.33%) Val IT
System Software
1 72 (11.78%) NFS
2 67 (10.97%) SRDF
3 41 (6.71%) Oracle RAC
4 38 (6.22%) Active Directory
5 36 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (2.45%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (1.96%) Apache Flume
8 10 (1.64%) HDFS
9 9 (1.47%) KVM
10 8 (1.31%) Xen
11 5 (0.82%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.65%) Docker
13 2 (0.33%) vSphere
13 2 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.33%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.11%) Puppet
2 12 (1.96%) Ambari
2 12 (1.96%) Oozie
3 7 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.82%) Nagios
6 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.49%) Ansible
7 2 (0.33%) yum
7 2 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.33%) SCSM
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.16%) WSUS
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 117 (19.15%) Oracle
2 102 (16.69%) Cisco
3 82 (13.42%) EMC
3 82 (13.42%) NetApp
4 80 (13.09%) Intel
5 54 (8.84%) IBM
6 50 (8.18%) Microsoft
6 50 (8.18%) Sybase
7 39 (6.38%) VMware
8 30 (4.91%) TIBCO
9 26 (4.26%) DataSynapse
9 26 (4.26%) 29West
10 22 (3.60%) HP
11 19 (3.11%) SAP
12 16 (2.62%) Huawei
13 14 (2.29%) Netezza
13 14 (2.29%) Citrix
13 14 (2.29%) Symantec
14 13 (2.13%) Brocade
15 12 (1.96%) Teradata
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Salary: £100000 - £100001 per annum
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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