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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 875 691 835
Rank change year-on-year
-184 +144
Permanent jobs citing Mercator 18 190 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.17% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.033% 0.36% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 17 173 34
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+38.29% -6.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54341 52316 56915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.18% 48.09% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 43652 42882 48061
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,844 £28,500
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 22 July 2014 within the UK.

Mercator Salary Histogram in the UK

Mercator
Top 9 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 22 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 -191 17 £60,000 +9.09%
London -129 13 £60,000 +9.09%
South East -17 4 £60,000 +33.33%
Hampshire - 4 £60,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £60,000 -
Hook - 2 £50,000 -
Hounslow -16 1 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands - 1 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £65,000 -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (34.69%) Degree
2 16 (32.65%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) Subversion
4 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
5 9 (18.37%) UNIX
5 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.33%) SQL
6 8 (16.33%) LAN
6 8 (16.33%) WAN
6 8 (16.33%) Cisco
6 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
6 8 (16.33%) Firewall
6 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (14.29%) ITIL
7 7 (14.29%) Windows
7 7 (14.29%) Linux
7 7 (14.29%) Project Management
7 7 (14.29%) VMware
7 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.29%) TDD
8 6 (12.24%) .NET
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle
8 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
8 6 (12.24%) CCNP
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.24%) Finance
8 6 (12.24%) Migration

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.12%) Jetty
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.04%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Heroku
2 1 (2.04%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LAN
1 8 (16.33%) WAN
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) HTTP
3 4 (8.16%) VPN
3 4 (8.16%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 3 (6.12%) MPLS
4 3 (6.12%) OSPF
4 3 (6.12%) BGP
4 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
4 3 (6.12%) DNS
4 3 (6.12%) DHCP
4 3 (6.12%) NAS
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.08%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.04%) FirePass
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (8.16%) MarkLogic
3 3 (6.12%) Triplestore
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.08%) DTS
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Subversion
2 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.24%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.12%) AnthillPro
5 3 (6.12%) Ant
6 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) Xcode
7 1 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Publishing
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) DBA
6 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Product Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Java Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Build Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Semantic Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Operations Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.12%) Servlets
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) REST
4 2 (4.08%) MDX
4 2 (4.08%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.04%) LAMP
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) Ajax
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) XSLT
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) Open Source
3 3 (6.12%) Semantic Web
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Replication
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) LIMS
5 1 (2.04%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.04%) AS400
5 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.12%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
2 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.29%) Project Management
3 7 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) TDD
4 6 (12.24%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.24%) BDD
4 6 (12.24%) Analytics
5 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) RDF
6 3 (6.12%) OO
6 3 (6.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) Python
3 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby
4 3 (6.12%) SPARQL
4 3 (6.12%) Scala
4 3 (6.12%) BeanShell
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) XQuery
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) CCNP
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) CCNA
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) ISEB
6 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
6 2 (4.08%) MCITP
6 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.08%) MCSE
6 2 (4.08%) MCSA
6 2 (4.08%) CCIE
6 2 (4.08%) CCSP
6 2 (4.08%) OCP
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
3 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Nagios
1 3 (6.12%) Puppet
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Foglight
2 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Cisco
3 7 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) F5
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle
5 5 (10.20%) Juniper
6 4 (8.16%) Citrix
7 3 (6.12%) SAP
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.08%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) IBM
8 2 (4.08%) Sun
8 2 (4.08%) OpenLink
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) RedPrairie
9 1 (2.04%) Manugistics
9 1 (2.04%) Nokia
9 1 (2.04%) Google