The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Mercator Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 874 892 715
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -177
Permanent jobs citing Mercator 19 15 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.028% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 139
Average salary £24,500 £60,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-59.16% +16.50%
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £63,750 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-61.56% +35.63%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49938 53691 50337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.60% 46.79% 47.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40830 42546 41180
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mercator
Salary Trend

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

Mercator Salary Trend in the UK

Mercator
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +10 19 £24,500 -59.16%
London +16 14 - -
Hounslow +16 11 - -
South East +15 3 £24,500 -62.30%
Birmingham +11 3 - -
West Midlands -5 3 - -
Hook +10 2 - -
Hampshire +5 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £24,500 -
Surrey - 1 £24,500 -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Mercator 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 Mercator.

1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Junos
3 8 (29.63%) CCNP
3 8 (29.63%) CCDP
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (29.63%) Juniper
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
5 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) SAN
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) High Availability
6 5 (18.52%) vSphere
7 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
7 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
8 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (11.11%) SLA
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) WAN
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (11.11%) Line Management

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Mercator 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 Mercator. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Junos
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
4 2 (7.41%) FirePass
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) SNMP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Consultant
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Server Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Server Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) SUSE
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) HPUX
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) High Availability
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) Line Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Separation of Concerns
4 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) CRUD
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Python
1 1 (3.70%) Korn
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CCNP
1 8 (29.63%) CCDP
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCSA
2 2 (7.41%) CCSE
2 2 (7.41%) CCIE
2 2 (7.41%) CCSP
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) RHCT
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Zenoss
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Juniper
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) CA
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) Apple