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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 896 898 890
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing NATURAL 4 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.007% 0.020% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 1
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%

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
56587 58638 55978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.12% 51.04% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 48340 49168 48136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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
Top 9 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 31 August 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 +7 4 £36,500 -2.66%
East Midlands -3 2 £35,750 -7.86%
Leicestershire +12 1 £36,500 -5.92%
Leeds +9 1 £49,000 +30.66%
South East +9 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 £49,000 +30.66%
Yorkshire +1 1 £49,000 +30.66%
Bracknell - 1 - -

NATURAL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (100.00%) Adabas
2 29 (90.63%) COBOL
3 24 (75.00%) IBM
3 24 (75.00%) JCL
4 21 (65.63%) DB2
5 17 (53.13%) WebSphere
6 15 (46.88%) Java
6 15 (46.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (43.75%) SQL
7 14 (43.75%) XML
8 13 (40.63%) XSLT
8 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
8 13 (40.63%) VB
8 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
8 13 (40.63%) .NET
8 13 (40.63%) C#
8 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
8 13 (40.63%) VB6
9 12 (37.50%) CA Endevor
9 12 (37.50%) Test Planning
10 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 8 (25.00%) zOS
12 7 (21.88%) MQSeries
13 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
14 4 (12.50%) Retail
15 3 (9.38%) Ajax
15 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
15 3 (9.38%) Project Management
15 3 (9.38%) Windows

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (53.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.88%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.25%) CICS
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) Adabas
2 21 (65.63%) DB2
3 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JUnit
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 24 (75.00%) Programmer
1 24 (75.00%) Analyst
2 18 (56.25%) COBOL Analyst
2 18 (56.25%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 18 (56.25%) COBOL Programmer
3 10 (31.25%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Natural/Adabas Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (43.75%) XML
3 13 (40.63%) XSLT
3 13 (40.63%) .NET
3 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.38%) Ajax
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Java EE
6 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.13%) Spring
6 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) zOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) COBOL
2 24 (75.00%) JCL
3 15 (46.88%) Java
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) VB
5 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
5 13 (40.63%) VB6
5 13 (40.63%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle