The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Progress Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 802 796 751
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Permanent jobs citing Progress 64 79 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 57 65 125
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £26,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £27,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49752 49605 52244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.78% 47.57% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 41004 39386 43651
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Progress
Salary Trend

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

Progress Salary Trend in the UK

Progress
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Progress over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Progress Salary Histogram in the UK

Progress
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 64 £45,000 +3.44% 8
London -33 22 £53,500 +18.88% 2
West Midlands -12 12 £40,000 +53.84%
Leeds +19 9 £45,000 +12.50%
West Yorkshire +1 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire -2 9 £45,000 +23.28%
South East -13 9 £41,500 - 2
South West -12 6 £21,500 -33.84% 1
Somerset - 5 £26,500 -
City of London +8 4 £40,000 -3.61%
Berkshire -5 4 £30,565 -
North West -1 3 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham -15 3 £42,500 +63.46%
Bath - 3 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £30,500 -
Warrington +8 2 - -
Solihull +2 2 £40,000 +55.33%
Cheshire 0 2 - - 1
East of England -5 2 £28,000 - 1
Surrey -8 2 £39,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £30,565 -
Leicestershire +26 1 £24,000 -27.81%
East Midlands +10 1 £24,000 -43.52%
Loughborough +1 1 £24,000 +11.62%
Wiltshire -9 1 £21,500 -33.84%
Hertfordshire -18 1 £32,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 43 (33.08%) Progress 4GL
2 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.31%) Windows
4 28 (21.54%) SQL
4 28 (21.54%) OpenEdge
5 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
6 23 (17.69%) .NET
7 20 (15.38%) Project Management
8 18 (13.85%) C#
9 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
9 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
10 15 (11.54%) Finance
10 15 (11.54%) ERP
11 14 (10.77%) 2G
11 14 (10.77%) 3G
11 14 (10.77%) 4G
12 13 (10.00%) Coaching
12 13 (10.00%) Degree
12 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 13 (10.00%) HTML
13 12 (9.23%) XML
13 12 (9.23%) Scrum
14 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
15 10 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (7.69%) T-SQL
15 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
16 9 (6.92%) Active Directory
16 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (6.92%) Enterprise Software

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Progress 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 Progress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (21.54%) OpenEdge
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Project
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.77%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) 2G
1 14 (10.77%) 3G
1 14 (10.77%) 4G
2 5 (3.85%) Intranet
3 4 (3.08%) SAN
4 2 (1.54%) LTE
4 2 (1.54%) NAS
4 2 (1.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.54%) WAN
4 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.77%) VoIP
5 1 (0.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.85%) PerformancePoint
4 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.15%) Subversion
3 8 (6.15%) WebSpeed
4 3 (2.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.77%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.54%) Finance
3 7 (5.38%) Law
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Publishing
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Front Office
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (42.31%) Developer
2 32 (24.62%) Progress Developer
3 13 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (8.46%) Team Leader
5 10 (7.69%) Analyst
6 9 (6.92%) ScrumMaster
7 7 (5.38%) Programmer
8 6 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.62%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Administrator
10 4 (3.08%) Developer Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) .NET
2 13 (10.00%) HTML
3 12 (9.23%) XML
4 9 (6.92%) Velocity
5 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.62%) SOAP
6 5 (3.85%) EDIFACT
7 4 (3.08%) Web Services
7 4 (3.08%) CSS
8 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.54%) jQuery
9 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.54%) Spring
9 2 (1.54%) ADO.NET
9 2 (1.54%) J2EE
10 1 (0.77%) XSL
10 1 (0.77%) WCF
10 1 (0.77%) CSS3
10 1 (0.77%) REST
10 1 (0.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.77%) Physics
5 1 (0.77%) iSeries
5 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.15%) Linux
4 5 (3.85%) UNIX
4 5 (3.85%) HPUX
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.38%) Project Management
3 15 (11.54%) ERP
4 13 (10.00%) Coaching
5 12 (9.23%) Scrum
6 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.15%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.38%) CRM
9 7 (5.38%) DSDM
9 7 (5.38%) Kanban
9 7 (5.38%) Pair Programming
10 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.85%) Web Development
11 4 (3.08%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.08%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.08%) ITIL
11 4 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.08%) Progress 4GL
2 28 (21.54%) SQL
3 18 (13.85%) C#
4 10 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.15%) Java
5 8 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.62%) PHP
7 5 (3.85%) VB
8 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.77%) C++
9 1 (0.77%) RPG
9 1 (0.77%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.54%) APMP
3 2 (1.54%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (1.54%) HND
3 2 (1.54%) MCSE
3 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.54%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) QAD
2 5 (3.85%) Mitel
2 5 (3.85%) StreamServe
3 4 (3.08%) Symantec
4 3 (2.31%) VMware
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle
5 2 (1.54%) Dell
5 2 (1.54%) Sony
5 2 (1.54%) BT
5 2 (1.54%) Apple
5 2 (1.54%) Sun
6 1 (0.77%) NEC
6 1 (0.77%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.77%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
6 1 (0.77%) EMC
6 1 (0.77%) Citrix
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco
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