The table below looks at the statistics for NATURAL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NATURAL over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 870 871 874
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 9 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.017% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 3
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £45,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £45,000 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,150 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-10.77% +18.42%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
53094 55281 60743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.28% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45600 46454 53396
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

NATURAL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NATURAL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NATURAL
Salary Trend

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

NATURAL Salary Trend in the UK

NATURAL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NATURAL over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 within the UK.

NATURAL Salary Histogram in the UK

NATURAL
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NATURAL within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
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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 +9 9 £52,500 +16.66%
London - 5 £55,000 -
Leicester - 3 £38,800 -
Leicestershire - 3 £38,800 -
East Midlands - 3 £38,800 -
South West - 1 £52,500 -
Bournemouth - 1 £52,500 -
Dorset - 1 £52,500 -

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing NATURAL 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 NATURAL.

1 28 (100.00%) Adabas
2 17 (60.71%) XML
2 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
3 15 (53.57%) UNIX
4 14 (50.00%) SOA
5 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 13 (46.43%) Java
5 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (42.86%) Windows
6 12 (42.86%) HP
7 10 (35.71%) DB2
8 9 (32.14%) COBOL
9 8 (28.57%) JCL
9 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
10 7 (25.00%) CA Endevor
10 7 (25.00%) IBM
10 7 (25.00%) SQL
11 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
12 5 (17.86%) Retail
13 4 (14.29%) VSAM
13 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
13 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (14.29%) CICS
13 4 (14.29%) C#
13 4 (14.29%) Oracle
14 3 (10.71%) XSLT
14 3 (10.71%) JMS
14 3 (10.71%) HTML
14 3 (10.71%) .NET
14 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing NATURAL 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 NATURAL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.29%) CICS
3 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) Adabas
2 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (35.71%) DB2
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (7.14%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.57%) Big Data
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.57%) Informix
6 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Maven
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) CA Gen
General
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Programmer
2 17 (60.71%) Developer
3 15 (53.57%) Analyst
3 15 (53.57%) Analyst Programmer
4 12 (42.86%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
5 11 (39.29%) Adabas Natural Analyst Programmer
5 11 (39.29%) Adabas Natural Developer
5 11 (39.29%) Natural/Adabas Developer
6 9 (32.14%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (21.43%) COBOL Programmer
8 4 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
9 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (10.71%) Senior Programmer
10 2 (7.14%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
10 2 (7.14%) Senior COBOL Programmer
10 2 (7.14%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
10 2 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
10 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
10 2 (7.14%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) XSLT
2 3 (10.71%) JMS
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) FpML
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.57%) Java SE
4 1 (3.57%) JSTL
4 1 (3.57%) EntireX
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) EJB
4 1 (3.57%) JDBC
4 1 (3.57%) JSP
4 1 (3.57%) Servlets
4 1 (3.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) VSAM
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) UNIX
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) HPUX
3 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
4 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 2 (7.14%) OO
4 2 (7.14%) ATDD
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) EAI
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.57%) System Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) COBOL
3 8 (28.57%) JCL
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) HP
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) webMethods
4 1 (3.57%) Terracotta