The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FastStats over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apteco FastStats
Rank 843 803 866
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +63
Permanent jobs citing FastStats 37 76 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.071% 0.025%
As % of the Applications category 0.21% 0.47% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 34 56 23
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £33,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17480 16336 16754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.82% 15.16% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14381 13236 14458
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

FastStats Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FastStats
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK.

FastStats Salary Trend in the UK

FastStats
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FastStats over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

FastStats Salary Histogram in the UK

FastStats
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FastStats within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 -43 34 £40,000 +18.51% 10
London +2 16 £40,000 +4.57% 5
South West -45 11 £45,000 +28.57% 3
City of London +15 6 £41,500 +31.74% 1
Bath +11 5 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Somerset +6 5 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Bristol -18 3 £38,000 +33.33%
Cheshire - 3 £40,000 -
North West - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland +12 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +1 1 £26,500 -44.21%
Leeds -4 1 £26,500 -44.21%
Yorkshire -17 1 £26,500 -44.21%
East of England -20 1 £29,500 +35.63%
South East -27 1 - - 2
Essex - 1 £29,500 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing FastStats 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 FastStats.

1 77 (84.62%) Marketing
2 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (39.56%) CRM
4 33 (36.26%) SQL
5 32 (35.16%) SAS
6 30 (32.97%) SPSS
7 25 (27.47%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (26.37%) Alterian
9 23 (25.27%) Data Analysis
10 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
11 20 (21.98%) Campaign Management
12 19 (20.88%) Degree
13 18 (19.78%) Statistics
13 18 (19.78%) Analytics
14 17 (18.68%) Unica
14 17 (18.68%) Statistical Modelling
15 16 (17.58%) SmartFocus
16 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 13 (14.29%) Adobe
18 13 (14.29%) CHAID
18 13 (14.29%) Project Management
18 13 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
18 13 (14.29%) Mathematics
19 12 (13.19%) Retail
19 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
20 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
20 11 (12.09%) SMS
20 11 (12.09%) SAP InfiniteInsight
20 11 (12.09%) Online Marketing

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing FastStats 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 FastStats. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (35.16%) SAS
2 5 (5.49%) Lync
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 30 (32.97%) SPSS
2 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.49%) MS Office
5 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.40%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.30%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) SMS
2 2 (2.20%) SAN
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) VLAN
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.69%) Data Mining
5 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.49%) MySQL
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.30%) OLAP
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.10%) QlikView
9 1 (1.10%) Ingres
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.10%) Subversion
1 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (84.62%) Marketing
2 12 (13.19%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Finance
4 3 (3.30%) Automotive
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Data Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Consultant
4 11 (12.09%) CRM Manager
4 11 (12.09%) Insight Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Marketing Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Marketing Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Sales Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Campaign Executive
8 4 (4.40%) Marketing Data Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Marketing Executive
9 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Business Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) HTML
1 4 (4.40%) CSS
2 3 (3.30%) jQuery
2 3 (3.30%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (19.78%) Statistics
3 13 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 7 (7.69%) Economics
5 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Windows
2 2 (2.20%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) CRM
2 25 (27.47%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (25.27%) Data Analysis
4 20 (21.98%) Campaign Management
5 18 (19.78%) Analytics
6 17 (18.68%) Statistical Modelling
7 13 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
7 13 (14.29%) CHAID
7 13 (14.29%) Project Management
8 11 (12.09%) Online Marketing
8 11 (12.09%) Customer Segmentation
9 9 (9.89%) Propensity Modelling
9 9 (9.89%) Statistical Analysis
10 8 (8.79%) Data Management
10 8 (8.79%) ETL
11 7 (7.69%) B2C
12 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.49%) Migration
13 5 (5.49%) Electronic Design Automation
13 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) SQL
2 9 (9.89%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.59%) R
4 4 (4.40%) VBA
5 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.10%) MCSE
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
1 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.20%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (26.37%) Alterian
2 17 (18.68%) Unica
3 16 (17.58%) SmartFocus
4 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.29%) Adobe
6 10 (10.99%) Eloqua
6 10 (10.99%) Neolane
7 9 (9.89%) Minitab
8 8 (8.79%) Oracle
9 6 (6.59%) Business Objects
10 5 (5.49%) Chordiant
10 5 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (5.49%) IBM
10 5 (5.49%) Pega
11 4 (4.40%) ExactTarget
11 4 (4.40%) Omniture
11 4 (4.40%) Google
12 3 (3.30%) Coremetrics
12 3 (3.30%) ATG
13 2 (2.20%) VMware
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