The table below looks at the statistics for Grails skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 759 707 687
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -20
Permanent jobs citing Grails 145 199 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.44% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135 179 193
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,600 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +16.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41470 44921 48912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.83% 40.96% 42.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35717 38067 43509
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Grails
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Grails within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Grails Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Grails
Salary Trend

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

Grails Salary Trend in the UK

Grails
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Grails over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 within the UK.

Grails Salary Histogram in the UK

Grails
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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 -45 131 £55,000 +15.78% 15
London -1 83 £55,000 +15.78% 12
City of London +26 42 £55,000 +18.27% 1
South East -11 20 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Glasgow +3 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +1 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey - 13 £47,500 - 2
North West +2 12 £43,000 -33.84% 1
Manchester -15 12 £43,000 -33.84%
Staines - 12 £47,500 - 1
Salford - 9 £42,500 -
Brighton - 7 - -
East Sussex - 7 - -
Cambridge -4 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Cambridgeshire -16 5 £47,500 -5.00%
South West -21 5 £33,000 -17.50%
East of England -29 5 £47,500 +42.85%
Yorkshire -34 5 £65,000 +36.84%
Bristol +6 4 £33,000 -12.00%
West Yorkshire -24 4 £65,000 +48.57%
Leeds -11 3 £65,000 +85.71%
East Midlands +10 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Bradford -10 1 £44,000 +39.68%
Bath - 1 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £37,500 -
Derby - 1 £57,500 -
Doncaster - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £57,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £42,500 -
Somerset - 1 £40,000 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Grails 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 Grails.

1 276 (96.50%) Java
2 194 (67.83%) Spring
3 154 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (44.76%) JavaScript
5 126 (44.06%) Groovy
6 123 (43.01%) HTML
7 108 (37.76%) Hibernate
8 97 (33.92%) CSS
9 93 (32.52%) TDD
10 89 (31.12%) Maven
11 81 (28.32%) XML
12 76 (26.57%) Scrum
12 76 (26.57%) Software Engineering
13 74 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (24.13%) Web Services
15 63 (22.03%) jQuery
16 60 (20.98%) J2EE
17 57 (19.93%) JUnit
18 55 (19.23%) Jenkins
19 53 (18.53%) MySQL
19 53 (18.53%) Linux
19 53 (18.53%) Tomcat
20 51 (17.83%) SQL
20 51 (17.83%) Oracle
20 51 (17.83%) OO
21 48 (16.78%) JMS
21 48 (16.78%) Finance
22 44 (15.38%) HTML5
23 42 (14.69%) E-Commerce
24 41 (14.34%) WebSphere

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Grails 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 Grails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (18.53%) Tomcat
2 41 (14.34%) WebSphere
3 23 (8.04%) Apache
4 18 (6.29%) Liferay
5 14 (4.90%) JBoss
5 14 (4.90%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (4.55%) CMS
7 10 (3.50%) WordPress
8 9 (3.15%) Apache Solr
8 9 (3.15%) GlassFish
9 8 (2.80%) Node.js
10 5 (1.75%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.70%) Confluence
11 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.29%) SaaS
3 17 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.24%) HTTP
2 5 (1.75%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) Firewall
4 2 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.53%) MySQL
2 23 (8.04%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 22 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.34%) Hazelcast
5 18 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.20%) CouchDB
8 11 (3.85%) Big Data
9 8 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
14 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.35%) Redis
14 1 (0.35%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 89 (31.12%) Maven
2 57 (19.93%) JUnit
3 55 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 34 (11.89%) Git (software)
5 26 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 22 (7.69%) Subversion
7 19 (6.64%) Gradle
8 17 (5.94%) Ant
8 17 (5.94%) Selenium
9 16 (5.59%) Spock
10 14 (4.90%) Mockito
11 13 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.80%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.80%) Apache Ivy
12 8 (2.80%) Geb
13 7 (2.45%) JIRA
14 6 (2.10%) jMock
15 5 (1.75%) FitNesse
16 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
16 3 (1.05%) Hudson
General
1 48 (16.78%) Finance
2 27 (9.44%) Banking
3 24 (8.39%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.15%) Front Office
5 7 (2.45%) Back Office
5 7 (2.45%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Marketing
6 5 (1.75%) Electronics
6 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.40%) Publishing
7 4 (1.40%) Automotive
8 3 (1.05%) Retail
9 2 (0.70%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 209 (73.08%) Developer
2 174 (60.84%) Java Developer
3 63 (22.03%) Senior Developer
4 44 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 34 (11.89%) Software Developer
6 33 (11.54%) Software Engineer
7 25 (8.74%) Java Engineer
8 24 (8.39%) Senior Java Engineer
9 23 (8.04%) Java Software Developer
10 22 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (6.64%) Senior Software Developer
12 14 (4.90%) Analyst
13 13 (4.55%) Senior Java Software Developer
14 12 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (4.20%) Developer Analyst
15 11 (3.85%) Development Manager
15 11 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
16 9 (3.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 8 (2.80%) J2EE Developer
18 7 (2.45%) IT Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (67.83%) Spring
2 123 (43.01%) HTML
3 108 (37.76%) Hibernate
4 97 (33.92%) CSS
5 81 (28.32%) XML
6 69 (24.13%) Web Services
7 63 (22.03%) jQuery
8 60 (20.98%) J2EE
9 48 (16.78%) JMS
10 44 (15.38%) HTML5
11 40 (13.99%) XSLT
12 39 (13.64%) XML Schema
13 35 (12.24%) Ajax
14 34 (11.89%) J2SE
14 34 (11.89%) DOM
14 34 (11.89%) SAX
15 33 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
16 32 (11.19%) RESTful
17 31 (10.84%) Servlets
18 26 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.34%) Open Source
2 25 (8.74%) Computer Science
3 24 (8.39%) Visualisation
4 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.94%) User Experience
6 13 (4.55%) Social Media
7 10 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.45%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.40%) DTV
9 4 (1.40%) W3C
10 3 (1.05%) Kindle
11 2 (0.70%) Derivative
12 1 (0.35%) Clustering
12 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.53%) Linux
2 33 (11.54%) Android
3 27 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (7.34%) Windows
5 4 (1.40%) UNIX
6 3 (1.05%) Solaris
7 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (32.52%) TDD
3 76 (26.57%) Scrum
3 76 (26.57%) Software Engineering
4 74 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (17.83%) OO
6 42 (14.69%) E-Commerce
7 30 (10.49%) BDD
8 28 (9.79%) Release Management
9 25 (8.74%) Web Development
9 25 (8.74%) MVC
10 22 (7.69%) Pair Programming
11 19 (6.64%) CRM
12 18 (6.29%) Kanban
13 15 (5.24%) OOA/OOD
14 14 (4.90%) Mentoring
15 13 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (4.55%) Analytics
16 12 (4.20%) Unit Testing
16 12 (4.20%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (96.50%) Java
2 128 (44.76%) JavaScript
3 126 (44.06%) Groovy
4 51 (17.83%) SQL
5 35 (12.24%) XPath
6 30 (10.49%) C#
7 23 (8.04%) PHP
8 16 (5.59%) Objective-C
8 16 (5.59%) Ruby
9 9 (3.15%) Python
9 9 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.80%) Scala
11 6 (2.10%) Perl
12 4 (1.40%) XQuery
12 4 (1.40%) C++
13 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.70%) C
14 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (8.74%) Degree
2 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.79%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.75%) Kibana
1 5 (1.75%) StatsD
1 5 (1.75%) logstash
2 4 (1.40%) Puppet
3 3 (1.05%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 51 (17.83%) Oracle
2 27 (9.44%) Red Hat
3 22 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.24%) Google
5 13 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.15%) Sony
7 5 (1.75%) New Relic
8 4 (1.40%) Sencha
8 4 (1.40%) SAP
8 4 (1.40%) VMware
9 3 (1.05%) AccuRev
9 3 (1.05%) Splunk
10 2 (0.70%) Ektron
10 2 (0.70%) Adobe
10 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Zend
11 1 (0.35%) Sybase
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