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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 829 768 764
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -4
Permanent jobs citing Progress 65 109 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 82 100
Average salary £42,750 £40,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% +13.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%

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
54273 51034 57117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.53% 47.76% 48.61%
Number of salaries quoted 43013 41852 47796
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 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
(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 -35 62 £43,000 +7.50% 18
South East +1 22 £41,500 -7.77% 3
London -36 16 £55,000 +26.43% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £45,000 +4.65%
East of England +3 8 £55,000 +57.14% 2
West Midlands -13 6 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £55,000 -
Surrey -4 4 £41,500 -2.35%
East Midlands -21 4 £45,000 +28.57%
West Yorkshire - 4 £43,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £43,000 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £21,500 -
Luton - 4 £55,000 -
Bradford - 3 £43,000 -
Amersham - 3 - -
Newbury - 3 £21,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £35,000 -
Leicestershire +5 2 £45,000 +100.00%
Coventry -8 2 £37,500 -
Derby - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £35,000 -
Chesham - 2 - -
Stourbridge - 2 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Leicester +11 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 £62,500 +56.25%
North East -7 1 £32,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear -9 1 £32,500 - 1
City of London -9 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -9 1 £62,500 +56.25% 1

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 40 (31.25%) Progress 4GL
2 35 (27.34%) OpenEdge
3 33 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (21.88%) .NET
5 27 (21.09%) WebSpeed
6 19 (14.84%) Scrum
7 18 (14.06%) Project Management
7 18 (14.06%) Finance
8 16 (12.50%) C#
8 16 (12.50%) Windows
8 16 (12.50%) Degree
8 16 (12.50%) Coaching
8 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.72%) SQL
10 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
11 12 (9.38%) HTML
11 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.59%) Java
12 11 (8.59%) ERP
13 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
13 10 (7.81%) 3G
13 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
13 10 (7.81%) 2G
13 10 (7.81%) 4G
14 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
14 9 (7.03%) ITIL
14 9 (7.03%) Business Analysis
14 9 (7.03%) QA
14 9 (7.03%) Velocity

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 35 (27.34%) OpenEdge
2 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) MFGPRO
2 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) 3G
1 10 (7.81%) 2G
1 10 (7.81%) 4G
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) SAN
2 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.78%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) MySQL
3 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (21.09%) WebSpeed
2 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.69%) Subversion
4 3 (2.34%) Selenium
4 3 (2.34%) JIRA
4 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.56%) Maven
5 2 (1.56%) Ant
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.78%) QADirector
6 1 (0.78%) NUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.06%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.91%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Front Office
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (45.31%) Developer
2 41 (32.03%) Progress Developer
3 16 (12.50%) Analyst
4 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.03%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.25%) Programmer
6 6 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Team Leader
6 6 (4.69%) Web Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Applications Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Junior
7 5 (3.91%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) .NET
2 12 (9.38%) HTML
3 9 (7.03%) Velocity
4 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.47%) CSS
4 7 (5.47%) Web Services
5 4 (3.13%) Spring
5 4 (3.13%) XML
6 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.56%) Vaadin
7 2 (1.56%) jQuery
7 2 (1.56%) WCF
7 2 (1.56%) EDI
7 2 (1.56%) XSLT
8 1 (0.78%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.78%) WPF
8 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.78%) Ajax
8 1 (0.78%) LAMP
8 1 (0.78%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.34%) Replication
4 2 (1.56%) User Experience
4 2 (1.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.56%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.56%) Physics
4 2 (1.56%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Firmware
5 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.78%) CPLD
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) iSeries
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (3.91%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) UNIX
4 2 (1.56%) HPUX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.84%) Scrum
3 18 (14.06%) Project Management
4 16 (12.50%) Coaching
5 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.59%) ERP
7 9 (7.03%) ITIL
7 9 (7.03%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.69%) Risk Management
9 6 (4.69%) MVC
9 6 (4.69%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.91%) TDD
11 4 (3.13%) Pair Programming
11 4 (3.13%) Validation
11 4 (3.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.25%) Progress 4GL
2 16 (12.50%) C#
3 15 (11.72%) SQL
4 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.59%) Java
6 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.56%) PHP
7 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) RPG
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) VB6
8 1 (0.78%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) CSSLP
3 2 (1.56%) CEH
3 2 (1.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (1.56%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.56%) ISEB
3 2 (1.56%) CISM
3 2 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (0.78%) MCSE
4 1 (0.78%) MCSA
4 1 (0.78%) MCP
4 1 (0.78%) MCAD
4 1 (0.78%) MCSD
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) Oracle
2 7 (5.47%) QAD
3 4 (3.13%) HP
3 4 (3.13%) BMC
4 3 (2.34%) CA
4 3 (2.34%) Remedy
4 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.56%) StreamServe
5 2 (1.56%) Sun
5 2 (1.56%) Symantec
6 1 (0.78%) Informatica
6 1 (0.78%) BT
6 1 (0.78%) NEC
6 1 (0.78%) Wyse
6 1 (0.78%) Sybase
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Intel
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) SEEBURGER
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