The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 884 818 847
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +29
Permanent jobs citing Mercator 33 65 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.059% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.058% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18 56 60
Average salary £56,250 £48,750 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,150 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +10.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57077 54257 60185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.05% 48.86% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45694 44157 50746
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mercator over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Mercator Salary Histogram in the UK

Mercator
Top 17 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 33 £56,250 +15.38% 1
London -68 23 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South East -12 5 £42,000 -1.17%
Dunstable +7 3 - -
Bedfordshire -19 3 - -
East of England -21 3 - -
Kent - 3 £40,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £35,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £40,000 -
City of London -26 2 £46,250 -2.63% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Oxford 0 1 £44,000 +3.52%
Ealing -6 1 £58,000 -3.33%
Oxfordshire -13 1 £44,000 +3.52%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Chichester - 1 - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 12 (23.08%) Project Management
3 11 (21.15%) Java
3 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Finance
5 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
5 9 (17.31%) LAN
5 9 (17.31%) WAN
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco
6 8 (15.38%) MS Office
6 8 (15.38%) XML
6 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.38%) ITIL
6 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 8 (15.38%) Subversion
7 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
7 7 (13.46%) ISEB
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
7 7 (13.46%) Linux
7 7 (13.46%) Oracle
7 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (11.54%) XenApp
8 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
8 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (11.54%) OpenLink
8 6 (11.54%) Temenos T24

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Office
3 6 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) LAN
1 9 (17.31%) WAN
2 6 (11.54%) Firewall
3 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.77%) BIG-IP
4 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) HTTP
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
4 3 (5.77%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) VoIP
5 2 (3.85%) MPLS
5 2 (3.85%) OSPF
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) BGP
5 2 (3.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) FirePass
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQLPlus
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) MarkLogic
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.85%) DTS
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Subversion
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.92%) Xcode
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) AnthillPro
5 1 (1.92%) Ant
5 1 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Publishing
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Architect
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (5.77%) LAMP
4 3 (5.77%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) XSLT
5 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.92%) Ajax
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
6 1 (1.92%) MDX
6 1 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) .NET
6 1 (1.92%) J2EE
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.92%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) LESS
6 1 (1.92%) CSS3
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.77%) AS400
2 3 (5.77%) Replication
2 3 (5.77%) FMCG
2 3 (5.77%) Open Source
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.92%) LIMS
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Project Management
2 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
3 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
4 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
4 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.54%) TDD
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Analytics
6 4 (7.69%) BDD
6 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.69%) XQuery
3 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) XPath
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.92%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) ISEB
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.69%) CCNA
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 3 (5.77%) PMP
6 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCEE
7 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 2 (3.85%) OCP
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCA
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) XenDesktop
1 6 (11.54%) XenApp
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
1 2 (3.85%) Foglight
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle
4 6 (11.54%) OpenLink
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) F5
6 4 (7.69%) IBM
6 4 (7.69%) SAP
6 4 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) Sun
7 3 (5.77%) Manugistics
7 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.77%) RedPrairie
8 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.85%) Juniper
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.92%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) Intel
9 1 (1.92%) SunGard