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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 875 753 847
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +94
Permanent jobs citing Mercator 12 120 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.11% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.24% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 12 101 41
Average salary £60,000 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.50% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £63,750 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+35.63% -6.00%

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
54141 50817 57512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.45% 47.80% 48.80%
Number of salaries quoted 42912 41607 48166
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 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Mercator Salary Histogram in the UK

Mercator
Top 8 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 16 September 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 -125 10 £60,000 +16.50% 1
London -93 7 £60,000 +9.09%
South East -23 3 £65,000 +52.94% 1
West Midlands - 3 £65,000 -
Hook - 3 £65,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £65,000 -
Hounslow -12 1 £50,000 -9.09%

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (47.06%) Degree
2 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (38.24%) Java
4 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
5 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 8 (23.53%) Subversion
5 8 (23.53%) VMware
5 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) UNIX
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (20.59%) Firewall
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) LAN
7 6 (17.65%) WAN
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (17.65%) Maven
8 5 (14.71%) Local Government
8 5 (14.71%) Open Source
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) F5
8 5 (14.71%) Linux
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) CCNP
8 5 (14.71%) Citrix
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (14.71%) Juniper

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.82%) Jetty
1 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Force.com
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) PaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) LAN
2 6 (17.65%) WAN
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
4 3 (8.82%) NAS
4 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 3 (8.82%) DHCP
4 3 (8.82%) HTTP
5 2 (5.88%) MPLS
5 2 (5.88%) OSPF
5 2 (5.88%) BGP
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.94%) FirePass
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MarkLogic
2 3 (8.82%) Triplestore
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
2 6 (17.65%) Maven
3 3 (8.82%) AnthillPro
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.82%) Ant
General
1 5 (14.71%) Local Government
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) DBA
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Java Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Build Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Semantic Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) REST
2 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.82%) Servlets
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) Middleware
3 2 (5.88%) MDX
4 1 (2.94%) Spring
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.94%) Sass
4 1 (2.94%) LESS
4 1 (2.94%) CSS3
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) XSLT
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Semantic Web
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
3 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.65%) TDD
4 5 (14.71%) BDD
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) OO
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) RDF
6 3 (8.82%) Workflow
6 3 (8.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) SPARQL
4 3 (8.82%) BeanShell
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) XPath
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) CCNP
2 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 2 (5.88%) CCSP
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.94%) VTSP
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.94%) HNC
6 1 (2.94%) HND
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenServer
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
1 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.82%) Nagios
2 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.94%) Foglight
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) F5
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
3 5 (14.71%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 2 (5.88%) Birst
6 1 (2.94%) NetSuite
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) Nokia
6 1 (2.94%) SunGard