The table below looks at the statistics for Software Packaging skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 835 788 791
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Packaging 61 93 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.086% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 53 70 77
Average salary £45,000 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.20% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £28,650 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £54,900 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,528
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42115 43950 45617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.95% 40.41% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35654 38122 39999
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Packaging
Salary Trend

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

Software Packaging Salary Trend in the UK

Software Packaging
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Packaging over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Software Packaging Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -41 61 £45,000 +19.20% 7
London -12 40 £53,000 +32.50% 4
South East -7 14 £37,250 +6.42% 2
Berkshire +5 12 £37,000 +12.12% 1
Newbury - 9 £37,000 -
City of London +6 6 £53,500 +72.58% 1
West Midlands -20 5 £37,500 -
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Bristol - 2 £26,500 -
Surrey - 2 £50,000 -
South West - 2 £26,500 -
Reading -2 1 £34,500 +4.54% 1

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Packaging 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 Software Packaging.

1 108 (71.52%) Windows
2 105 (69.54%) Microsoft
3 77 (50.99%) Finance
4 60 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (39.74%) Windows 7
5 58 (38.41%) VMware
5 58 (38.41%) Linux
6 56 (37.09%) Active Directory
7 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
8 50 (33.11%) MS Exchange
9 48 (31.79%) Degree
10 45 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 45 (29.80%) MS Excel
11 43 (28.48%) VMware ESX
12 41 (27.15%) Perl
13 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
14 39 (25.83%) SCCM
15 37 (24.50%) MS Office
15 37 (24.50%) TCP/IP
16 35 (23.18%) SQL
17 34 (22.52%) IIS
17 34 (22.52%) VMware Workstation
18 31 (20.53%) MCSE
18 31 (20.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (19.87%) Disaster Recovery
20 28 (18.54%) Oracle
21 27 (17.88%) Financial Institution
22 26 (17.22%) .NET
23 25 (16.56%) DNS
24 23 (15.23%) HP

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Packaging 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 Software Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (33.11%) MS Exchange
2 34 (22.52%) IIS
3 19 (12.58%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.96%) Lync
5 9 (5.96%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.96%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.32%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.32%) JCAPS
7 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 45 (29.80%) MS Excel
2 37 (24.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.50%) TCP/IP
2 25 (16.56%) DNS
3 19 (12.58%) DHCP
4 14 (9.27%) HTTP
4 14 (9.27%) SAN
4 14 (9.27%) NAS
5 11 (7.28%) Internet
6 8 (5.30%) VoIP
7 7 (4.64%) LDAP
8 6 (3.97%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.31%) Firewall
10 3 (1.99%) Wireless
10 3 (1.99%) SSL
10 3 (1.99%) VPN
11 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.32%) Intranet
12 1 (0.66%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.62%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.30%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.97%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (13.25%) MSI
2 16 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.95%) Subversion
4 11 (7.28%) InstallShield
5 9 (5.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (5.96%) WiX
5 9 (5.96%) MSBuild
6 8 (5.30%) Visual Studio
6 8 (5.30%) CruiseControl
6 8 (5.30%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.31%) NUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Maven
8 2 (1.32%) JIRA
8 2 (1.32%) FishEye
General
1 77 (50.99%) Finance
2 27 (17.88%) Financial Institution
3 19 (12.58%) Banking
4 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.96%) Legal
6 8 (5.30%) Retail
7 5 (3.31%) French Language
7 5 (3.31%) Advertising
7 5 (3.31%) Law
8 2 (1.32%) Military
8 2 (1.32%) Electronics
8 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (38.41%) Analyst
2 38 (25.17%) Support Analyst
3 34 (22.52%) IT Support
4 26 (17.22%) IT Support Analyst
5 21 (13.91%) Applications Packager
6 20 (13.25%) Graduate
7 14 (9.27%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
7 14 (9.27%) Graduate Support Analyst
8 11 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.62%) Architect
9 10 (6.62%) Release Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Build Manager
10 9 (5.96%) Applications Support
11 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.30%) VB.NET Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Technical Architect
11 8 (5.30%) Developer
11 8 (5.30%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.64%) Systems Support
12 7 (4.64%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.22%) .NET
2 21 (13.91%) Application Packaging
3 16 (10.60%) XML
4 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.30%) CSS
5 8 (5.30%) HTML
5 8 (5.30%) Ajax
5 8 (5.30%) jQuery
5 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.31%) LAMP
7 5 (3.31%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Computer Science
2 20 (13.25%) Hedge funds
3 19 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.93%) Clustering
5 9 (5.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.31%) CMDB
6 5 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.32%) iPhone
7 2 (1.32%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 108 (71.52%) Windows
2 60 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 60 (39.74%) Windows 7
3 58 (38.41%) Linux
4 21 (13.91%) UNIX
5 19 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (8.61%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.30%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.64%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.31%) Debian
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (13.91%) ITIL
4 20 (13.25%) Configuration Management
5 18 (11.92%) Change Control
6 17 (11.26%) Release Management
7 14 (9.27%) Load Balancing
8 13 (8.61%) Asset Management
8 13 (8.61%) OO
9 10 (6.62%) Web Development
10 9 (5.96%) Migration
10 9 (5.96%) Change Management
10 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (5.30%) OOP
11 8 (5.30%) TDD
12 7 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.64%) Project Planning
12 7 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.15%) Perl
2 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
3 35 (23.18%) SQL
4 19 (12.58%) Python
5 17 (11.26%) C#
6 12 (7.95%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.96%) VB
8 8 (5.30%) VB.NET
8 8 (5.30%) VB6
8 8 (5.30%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.31%) VBScript
10 5 (3.31%) PHP
11 4 (2.65%) Ruby
12 3 (1.99%) C++
13 2 (1.32%) Java
14 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (31.79%) Degree
2 31 (20.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (20.53%) MCSE
3 20 (13.25%) PhD
4 9 (5.96%) MCITP
5 8 (5.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.64%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.31%) CCNA
7 5 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (37.09%) Active Directory
2 45 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (28.48%) VMware ESX
4 34 (22.52%) VMware Workstation
5 22 (14.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (8.61%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (5.30%) vSphere
8 7 (4.64%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.32%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 39 (25.83%) SCCM
2 9 (5.96%) SCOM
3 8 (5.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (3.97%) SCDPM
5 5 (3.31%) Casper Suite
6 4 (2.65%) WSUS
7 3 (1.99%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.32%) AppManager
8 2 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.66%) Nagios
9 1 (0.66%) Opsview
Vendors
1 105 (69.54%) Microsoft
2 58 (38.41%) VMware
3 28 (18.54%) Oracle
4 23 (15.23%) HP
5 21 (13.91%) Citrix
6 18 (11.92%) Cisco
7 14 (9.27%) LANDesk
8 13 (8.61%) Red Hat
9 11 (7.28%) Veritas
10 8 (5.30%) Juniper
11 7 (4.64%) Sybase
12 5 (3.31%) SAP
12 5 (3.31%) IBM
12 5 (3.31%) Intel
13 4 (2.65%) Symantec
14 3 (1.99%) Remedy
14 3 (1.99%) Toshiba
15 2 (1.32%) Kofax
15 2 (1.32%) Kaseya
15 2 (1.32%) McAfee
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