The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 564 687 701
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +14
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 374 197 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 243 155 129
Average salary £75,000 £50,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +24.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £82,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+52.94% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94098 85653 91358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.75% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75770 70033 77761
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 July 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 28 July 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 +126 360 £75,000 +42.85% 31
London +33 180 £75,000 +27.65% 14
South East +77 99 £65,000 +62.50% 5
Berkshire +70 65 £95,000 +106.52% 2
Reading +44 54 £95,000 +61.70% 1
East of England +18 48 £95,000 +111.11% 2
West Midlands +18 33 £95,000 +192.30% 1
Birmingham - 33 £95,000 -
City of London -3 31 £76,250 +8.92% 9
Hertfordshire +12 27 £95,000 +67.40%
Hemel Hempstead - 26 £95,000 -
Yorkshire -27 20 £31,250 -17.76% 2
North West +10 18 £33,500 -10.66%
Bedfordshire -5 17 £58,500 +30.00%
Luton +1 14 £58,500 +95.00%
Manchester -8 13 £35,000 -6.66%
Hampshire +10 12 - -
Portsmouth - 12 - -
Surrey 0 11 £60,000 +4.34% 1
North Yorkshire - 11 £30,000 - 1
Harrogate - 9 £30,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 8 - -
South West -18 8 £45,000 -47.05% 6
West Yorkshire -37 7 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Bristol -9 5 - - 2
Leeds -42 5 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Redhill - 5 £60,000 -
Ipswich +11 4 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Suffolk +9 4 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Cheshire -4 4 £18,000 -68.42%

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 189 (31.66%) Finance
2 170 (28.48%) SQL
3 157 (26.30%) Linux
4 154 (25.80%) SQL Server
5 145 (24.29%) Degree
6 132 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
7 123 (20.60%) Oracle
8 117 (19.60%) Windows
9 104 (17.42%) Analytics
10 100 (16.75%) Java
11 90 (15.08%) LAN
12 89 (14.91%) SAN
13 87 (14.57%) Marketing
14 86 (14.41%) WAN
15 84 (14.07%) Cisco
16 82 (13.74%) Intel
17 77 (12.90%) Project Management
18 76 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
18 76 (12.73%) Retail
19 75 (12.56%) Microsoft
19 75 (12.56%) Solaris
20 71 (11.89%) Hadoop
21 70 (11.73%) NAS
22 68 (11.39%) Management Information System
23 67 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
24 62 (10.39%) Big Data
25 61 (10.22%) E-Commerce
25 61 (10.22%) Sybase
25 61 (10.22%) Banking
26 58 (9.72%) IIS

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (9.72%) IIS
2 45 (7.54%) Oracle Coherence
3 23 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.52%) Apache
5 15 (2.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 15 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.18%) Confluence
7 9 (1.51%) SAS
8 8 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.34%) Lync
9 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.34%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.17%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.34%) MS Office
4 6 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (5.53%) Google Analytics
2 16 (2.68%) WebTrends
3 15 (2.51%) RMDS
4 5 (0.84%) Fredhopper
4 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.67%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.67%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.17%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.01%) GitHub
2 8 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.50%) SaaS
4 3 (0.50%) PaaS
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.34%) Route 53
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.08%) LAN
2 89 (14.91%) SAN
3 86 (14.41%) WAN
4 70 (11.73%) NAS
5 44 (7.37%) Multicast
5 44 (7.37%) FCoE
5 44 (7.37%) Fibre Channel
6 32 (5.36%) Internet
7 23 (3.85%) HTTP
8 19 (3.18%) SMTP
9 17 (2.85%) IMAP
10 15 (2.51%) Wireless
10 15 (2.51%) Firewall
11 14 (2.35%) TCP/IP
11 14 (2.35%) Radio Access Network
12 13 (2.18%) DNS
12 13 (2.18%) Wireshark
13 9 (1.51%) DHCP
14 8 (1.34%) VPN
15 7 (1.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 71 (11.89%) Hadoop
3 67 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (10.39%) Big Data
5 45 (7.54%) HBase
6 44 (7.37%) Relational Database
7 38 (6.37%) DB2
7 38 (6.37%) Oracle Exadata
7 38 (6.37%) Mahout
8 35 (5.86%) NoSQL
9 31 (5.19%) MongoDB
9 31 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (5.03%) MarkLogic
10 30 (5.03%) Couchbase
10 30 (5.03%) HCatalog
10 30 (5.03%) Sqoop
10 30 (5.03%) Riak
10 30 (5.03%) Apache Hive
11 29 (4.86%) RDBMS
12 28 (4.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.52%) Subversion
3 19 (3.18%) WebLOAD
4 17 (2.85%) Emacs
4 17 (2.85%) AQtime
5 16 (2.68%) JIRA
6 15 (2.51%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.51%) Selenium
7 14 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.18%) WebDriver
9 12 (2.01%) ReSharper
9 12 (2.01%) WATIR
9 12 (2.01%) NUnit
9 12 (2.01%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (2.01%) Moq
9 12 (2.01%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.01%) NCrunch
10 10 (1.68%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.51%) Mercurial
11 9 (1.51%) Ant
General
1 189 (31.66%) Finance
2 87 (14.57%) Marketing
3 76 (12.73%) Retail
4 61 (10.22%) Banking
5 40 (6.70%) German Language
6 35 (5.86%) Back Office
7 32 (5.36%) Legal
8 30 (5.03%) Telecoms
9 23 (3.85%) Automotive
10 13 (2.18%) Publishing
11 11 (1.84%) Advertising
12 9 (1.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.34%) Games
13 8 (1.34%) Electronics
14 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.67%) French Language
15 4 (0.67%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.67%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (15.58%) Architect
2 67 (11.22%) Analyst
3 49 (8.21%) Infrastructure Architect
4 32 (5.36%) Developer
5 30 (5.03%) Big Data Architect
5 30 (5.03%) Data Architect
6 29 (4.86%) Administrator
6 29 (4.86%) Consultant
7 24 (4.02%) DBA
8 22 (3.69%) Product Manager
9 20 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (2.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 17 (2.85%) Test Engineer
11 15 (2.51%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.51%) Lead Architect
12 14 (2.35%) Web Analyst
12 14 (2.35%) QA Engineer
13 13 (2.18%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.18%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.54%) .NET
2 47 (7.87%) HTML
3 38 (6.37%) MapReduce
4 26 (4.36%) XML
5 25 (4.19%) Web Services
5 25 (4.19%) Middleware
6 18 (3.02%) Rendezvous
7 17 (2.85%) MAPI
7 17 (2.85%) COM
7 17 (2.85%) CSS
8 16 (2.68%) XSLT
9 15 (2.51%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.18%) jQuery
11 12 (2.01%) NHibernate
11 12 (2.01%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.01%) MSMQ
11 12 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (2.01%) StructureMap
11 12 (2.01%) Spring.NET
11 12 (2.01%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 47 (7.87%) Statistics
2 47 (7.87%) Visualisation
3 35 (5.86%) Mathematics
4 31 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (4.36%) Computer Science
6 25 (4.19%) Taxonomies
6 25 (4.19%) Physics
7 22 (3.69%) Economics
7 22 (3.69%) Open Source
8 18 (3.02%) Blog
9 16 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.01%) Social Media
11 11 (1.84%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.68%) Clustering
13 8 (1.34%) Digital Media
14 6 (1.01%) Firmware
14 6 (1.01%) PMI
15 5 (0.84%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 157 (26.30%) Linux
2 117 (19.60%) Windows
3 75 (12.56%) Solaris
4 40 (6.70%) UNIX
5 8 (1.34%) Android
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) zOS
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
2 104 (17.42%) Analytics
3 77 (12.90%) Project Management
4 76 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (10.22%) E-Commerce
6 57 (9.55%) ITIL
7 52 (8.71%) CRM
7 52 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (8.38%) Six Sigma
8 50 (8.38%) Scrum
9 42 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (6.87%) Business Development
11 35 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 34 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (5.36%) Product Management
13 32 (5.36%) Performance Management
14 28 (4.69%) Time Management
15 26 (4.36%) PRINCE2
15 26 (4.36%) OO
15 26 (4.36%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (28.48%) SQL
2 100 (16.75%) Java
3 46 (7.71%) C#
4 45 (7.54%) Python
5 40 (6.70%) C++
6 37 (6.20%) Bash Shell
6 37 (6.20%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.20%) Ruby
7 33 (5.53%) Perl
8 32 (5.36%) T-SQL
9 26 (4.36%) C
10 17 (2.85%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.84%) VBA
13 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.51%) R
14 9 (1.51%) Scala
14 9 (1.51%) Korn
15 8 (1.34%) Groovy
16 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (24.29%) Degree
2 38 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.52%) PMI Certification
5 20 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.51%) PMP
7 9 (1.51%) PhD
8 8 (1.34%) MCSE
8 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.01%) CISSP
9 6 (1.01%) CISA
10 5 (0.84%) CISM
10 5 (0.84%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.84%) SCSA
11 3 (0.50%) NVQ Level 4
11 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) MBA
11 3 (0.50%) CCNA
11 3 (0.50%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.20%) QA
2 38 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (5.36%) SLA
4 20 (3.35%) ISO 14001
5 10 (1.68%) COBIT
6 8 (1.34%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) BS7799
System Software
1 52 (8.71%) NFS
2 45 (7.54%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (7.37%) SRDF
4 32 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (5.03%) HDFS
5 30 (5.03%) Apache Flume
5 30 (5.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 28 (4.69%) Active Directory
7 18 (3.02%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.34%) Docker
9 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (1.01%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.67%) KVM
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.34%) Postfix
11 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.34%) UAG
12 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (5.03%) Ambari
2 30 (5.03%) Oozie
3 21 (3.52%) Puppet
4 12 (2.01%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.34%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.34%) Ansible
6 6 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.01%) PureDisk
7 5 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.50%) SCCM
8 3 (0.50%) SCOM
9 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.34%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.34%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 123 (20.60%) Oracle
2 84 (14.07%) Cisco
3 82 (13.74%) Intel
4 75 (12.56%) Microsoft
5 61 (10.22%) Sybase
6 46 (7.71%) NetApp
7 44 (7.37%) EMC
8 39 (6.53%) Netezza
8 39 (6.53%) Teradata
9 38 (6.37%) MapR
9 38 (6.37%) Hortonworks
10 35 (5.86%) VMware
11 33 (5.53%) Google
12 28 (4.69%) IBM
13 18 (3.02%) TIBCO
13 18 (3.02%) 29West
14 17 (2.85%) Siebel
15 15 (2.51%) RedPrairie
15 15 (2.51%) SAP
15 15 (2.51%) DataSynapse
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40-50K + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £30000 per annum + Bnous
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum to £80K + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus.
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £90K basic + 10K Variable + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £90K basic + 10K Variable + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £90K basic + 10K Variable + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £90K basic + 10K Variable + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Willis
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package on offer
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Posted: 19 days ago