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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 894 872 879
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 13 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.022% 0.004% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 3
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%

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
58976 56587 62824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.02% 52.70% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49429 48738 55092
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
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 £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 2 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
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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 -16 13 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Berkshire 0 7 £37,250 -6.87% 1
South East -15 7 £37,250 -6.87% 3
Reading - 7 £37,250 - 1
Leeds - 3 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
London - 2 £46,500 - 1
Leicester - 1 £38,800 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £38,800 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £38,800 - 1

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (100.00%) Adabas
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (43.75%) CICS
3 7 (43.75%) COBOL
4 6 (37.50%) JCL
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (31.25%) IBM
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (25.00%) DB2
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) EntireX
7 3 (18.75%) zOS
7 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (18.75%) VSAM
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (12.50%) REXX
8 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (6.25%) Firmware
9 1 (6.25%) Middleware
9 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (6.25%) HPUX

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (43.75%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) Adabas
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) Informix
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Programmer
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (25.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Adabas Natural Analyst Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modeller
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) EntireX
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) VSAM
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) zOS
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) COBOL
2 6 (37.50%) JCL
3 2 (12.50%) REXX
4 1 (6.25%) DCL
4 1 (6.25%) SELCOPY
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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