The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 873 869 877
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 8 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.001% 0.015%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.013% 0.002% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 3
Average salary £38,800 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,150 - £28,500
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60005 56979 63005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.53% 52.56% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50842 48864 55418
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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
Top 11 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 1 August 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
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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 -52 8 £38,800 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
Leeds - 4 £37,500 -
South East -8 2 £39,000 -
Reading - 2 £39,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £39,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £38,800 -
Leicester - 1 £38,800 -
London - 1 £46,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £38,800 -

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Adabas
2 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
3 9 (81.82%) COBOL
4 7 (63.64%) CICS
5 6 (54.55%) JCL
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 5 (45.45%) IBM
7 4 (36.36%) UNIX
8 3 (27.27%) VSAM
8 3 (27.27%) zOS
8 3 (27.27%) EntireX
8 3 (27.27%) DB2
8 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (18.18%) System Testing
9 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
9 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
9 2 (18.18%) QA
9 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (18.18%) REXX
10 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 1 (9.09%) DCL
10 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (9.09%) TDD
10 1 (9.09%) Retail
10 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (9.09%) Middleware
10 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (9.09%) Firmware
10 1 (9.09%) HP
10 1 (9.09%) SAN

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) CICS
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) Adabas
2 3 (27.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) EntireX
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) VSAM
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
4 1 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) zOS
3 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) COBOL
2 6 (54.55%) JCL
3 2 (18.18%) REXX
4 1 (9.09%) DCL
4 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) HP