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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 841 835 798
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Permanent jobs citing Software Packaging 52 72 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.063% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 41 59 55
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £26,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £59,200 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +10.29%

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
40912 43930 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34970 36925 36603
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Software Packaging Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 28 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 28 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 -21 46 £38,000 -13.14% 5
London +1 27 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South East +11 9 £32,000 -28.88%
Scotland - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands -5 4 £43,750 +9.37% 1
South West -23 4 £38,000 +43.39%
Aberdeen - 4 - -
City of London +20 3 £37,500 -29.90% 2
Hampshire +8 3 £32,000 -
Surrey - 3 £30,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £38,000 -
Andover - 3 £32,000 -
Staines - 3 £30,500 -
Derbyshire -13 2 £51,500 -
Crawley - 2 £36,500 -
Salisbury - 2 £38,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £38,000 -
Cheshire +4 1 £50,000 -
North West +2 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire -16 1 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Bristol -23 1 £42,500 +60.37%
Gloucestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £23,500 -
Beckenham - 1 £37,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £30,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £35,000 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 131 (81.88%) Microsoft
2 98 (61.25%) Windows
3 90 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 88 (55.00%) Citrix
5 82 (51.25%) Active Directory
5 82 (51.25%) ITIL
6 74 (46.25%) Finance
7 68 (42.50%) SCCM
8 61 (38.13%) MS Excel
9 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (33.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 50 (31.25%) VMware
12 48 (30.00%) Degree
13 47 (29.38%) Software Distribution
14 44 (27.50%) Windows 7
15 43 (26.88%) Security Cleared
15 43 (26.88%) Linux
16 42 (26.25%) Service Delivery
16 42 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (25.63%) Perl
18 39 (24.38%) MS Exchange
18 39 (24.38%) Computer Science
19 38 (23.75%) DNS
20 36 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 34 (21.25%) TCP/IP
21 34 (21.25%) MCSE
21 34 (21.25%) JSP
21 34 (21.25%) MS Office
21 34 (21.25%) SC Cleared
21 34 (21.25%) Compatibility Testing

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 39 (24.38%) MS Exchange
2 30 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 19 (11.88%) IIS
4 3 (1.88%) Apache
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (38.13%) MS Excel
2 34 (21.25%) MS Office
3 12 (7.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.75%) DNS
2 34 (21.25%) TCP/IP
3 31 (19.38%) DHCP
4 15 (9.38%) SAN
5 14 (8.75%) NAS
6 11 (6.88%) VPN
7 3 (1.88%) LAN
7 3 (1.88%) Firewall
8 2 (1.25%) VLAN
8 2 (1.25%) Network Security
8 2 (1.25%) VoIP
8 2 (1.25%) WAN
9 1 (0.63%) SMTP
9 1 (0.63%) PBX
9 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.63%) OSPF
9 1 (0.63%) BGP
9 1 (0.63%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (11.25%) MSI
2 16 (10.00%) JIRA
3 13 (8.13%) InstallShield
4 8 (5.00%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.88%) Subversion
5 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
General
1 74 (46.25%) Finance
2 20 (12.50%) Legal
3 18 (11.25%) Financial Institution
4 14 (8.75%) Retail
5 12 (7.50%) Billing
6 5 (3.13%) Games
6 5 (3.13%) Law
7 3 (1.88%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (23.13%) Analyst
2 23 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 22 (13.75%) Support Analyst
4 18 (11.25%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (11.25%) Technical Leader
5 17 (10.63%) IT Support
6 16 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
6 16 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 16 (10.00%) Architect
6 16 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 16 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 14 (8.75%) Graduate
7 14 (8.75%) Graduate Support Analyst
7 14 (8.75%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
8 13 (8.13%) Windows Support Engineer
8 13 (8.13%) Applications Support Engineer
9 12 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (7.50%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.63%) Applications Packager
10 9 (5.63%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.25%) JSP
2 12 (7.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.25%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) RESTful
4 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.38%) Computer Science
2 31 (19.38%) Management Information System
3 26 (16.25%) Hedge funds
4 14 (8.75%) Data Centre
5 12 (7.50%) N-Tier
5 12 (7.50%) Clustering
6 11 (6.88%) Replication
7 10 (6.25%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.75%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.63%) Equities
11 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 98 (61.25%) Windows
2 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 43 (26.88%) Linux
5 25 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.50%) UNIX
10 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.88%) Debian
10 3 (1.88%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Android
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (51.25%) ITIL
2 47 (29.38%) Software Distribution
3 42 (26.25%) Service Delivery
4 34 (21.25%) Compatibility Testing
5 23 (14.38%) Performance Management
6 21 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (12.50%) Patch Management
8 19 (11.88%) Mentoring
9 18 (11.25%) Line Management
9 18 (11.25%) Software Testing
10 16 (10.00%) Security Patching
11 14 (8.75%) Boundary Protection
11 14 (8.75%) Asset Management
12 13 (8.13%) Configuration Management
12 13 (8.13%) Project Management
12 13 (8.13%) Load Balancing
13 12 (7.50%) DoDAF
13 12 (7.50%) Project Planning
13 12 (7.50%) Business Development
13 12 (7.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 41 (25.63%) Perl
3 21 (13.13%) SQL
4 9 (5.63%) VB
5 7 (4.38%) Python
6 4 (2.50%) VBScript
7 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.88%) Ruby
8 2 (1.25%) C
9 1 (0.63%) Java
9 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (30.00%) Degree
2 43 (26.88%) Security Cleared
3 36 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (21.25%) MCSE
4 34 (21.25%) SC Cleared
5 25 (15.63%) DV Cleared
6 24 (15.00%) MCITP
7 21 (13.13%) MCSA
8 14 (8.75%) PhD
9 13 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (7.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (6.88%) MCDST
11 11 (6.88%) MCP
12 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.25%) CCNP
12 2 (1.25%) CCNA
13 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.63%) RHCE
13 1 (0.63%) MCTS
13 1 (0.63%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) COBIT
2 2 (1.25%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (51.25%) Active Directory
2 54 (33.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 42 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (13.13%) VMware ESX
4 21 (13.13%) VMware Workstation
5 18 (11.25%) XenApp
6 15 (9.38%) vSphere
7 13 (8.13%) Hyper-V
8 12 (7.50%) Terminal Services
8 12 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (7.50%) vCloud
9 11 (6.88%) BitLocker
10 10 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.88%) KVM
11 3 (1.88%) Docker
12 1 (0.63%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 68 (42.50%) SCCM
2 27 (16.88%) WSUS
3 12 (7.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (2.50%) Puppet
5 3 (1.88%) Nagios
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.63%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 131 (81.88%) Microsoft
2 88 (55.00%) Citrix
3 50 (31.25%) VMware
4 30 (18.75%) Cisco
5 28 (17.50%) HP
6 18 (11.25%) Red Hat
7 17 (10.63%) Dell
8 16 (10.00%) SAP
9 15 (9.38%) Atlassian
10 12 (7.50%) Veritas
10 12 (7.50%) Oracle
10 12 (7.50%) Juniper
11 11 (6.88%) Sophos
11 11 (6.88%) ServiceNow
12 10 (6.25%) Remedy
13 5 (3.13%) Google
13 5 (3.13%) IBM
14 2 (1.25%) EMC
14 2 (1.25%) CommVault
14 2 (1.25%) Apple
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