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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 874 930 897
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -33
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 25 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.044% 0.003% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 6
Average salary £34,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £51,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-38.18% -

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
56578 62406 58951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.01% 52.56% 53.35%
Number of salaries quoted 48099 52693 50617
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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
Salary Histogram

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

NATURAL Salary Histogram in the UK

NATURAL
Top 15 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 April 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 +56 25 £34,000 -38.18%
Yorkshire - 13 £34,000 -
West Yorkshire - 12 £34,000 -
East Midlands - 9 £38,000 -
Pontefract - 8 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 8 £34,000 -
Leicestershire - 6 £38,000 -
Leicester - 3 £36,500 -
Bournemouth -16 1 - -
Dorset -18 1 - -
South West -25 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £38,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £31,000 -
Barnsley - 1 £31,000 -
London - 1 £52,500 -

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 34 (100.00%) Adabas
2 29 (85.29%) COBOL
3 23 (67.65%) DB2
3 23 (67.65%) IBM
3 23 (67.65%) JCL
4 18 (52.94%) Java
5 16 (47.06%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) WebSphere
7 13 (38.24%) Test Planning
7 13 (38.24%) C#
7 13 (38.24%) XML
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
8 12 (35.29%) XSLT
8 12 (35.29%) .NET
8 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (32.35%) zOS
10 10 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (29.41%) CA Endevor
11 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
11 9 (26.47%) MQSeries
11 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
11 9 (26.47%) VB
11 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
11 9 (26.47%) VB6
12 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
13 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 4 (11.76%) HTML
13 4 (11.76%) UNIX
13 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (41.18%) WebSphere
2 9 (26.47%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) Adabas
2 23 (67.65%) DB2
3 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.88%) Data Mart
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (5.88%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Maven
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Ant
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) CA Gen
General
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Analyst
1 23 (67.65%) Analyst Programmer
1 23 (67.65%) Programmer
2 17 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 17 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 17 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Programmer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior COBOL Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior COBOL Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) XML
2 12 (35.29%) XSLT
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
3 10 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.76%) HTML
6 3 (8.82%) JMS
6 3 (8.82%) Spring
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.88%) EntireX
7 2 (5.88%) FpML
7 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.94%) Java SE
8 1 (2.94%) JSTL
8 1 (2.94%) J2EE
8 1 (2.94%) EJB
8 1 (2.94%) JDBC
8 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) zOS
2 4 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Planning
2 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) TDD
5 2 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.88%) OO
5 2 (5.88%) EAI
5 2 (5.88%) SOA
5 2 (5.88%) Business Development
5 2 (5.88%) ATDD
6 1 (2.94%) System Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) COBOL
2 23 (67.65%) JCL
3 18 (52.94%) Java
4 16 (47.06%) SQL
5 13 (38.24%) C#
6 9 (26.47%) VB6
6 9 (26.47%) VB
6 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
7 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.88%) C++
8 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) IBM
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.94%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) webMethods
3 1 (2.94%) Terracotta