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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 815 816 807
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Packaging 64 56 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.054% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 45 62
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -43.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £53,400 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.22%

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
39073 42586 46481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.08% 41.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33698 35569 41359
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Software Packaging Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 20 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 27 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
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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 +10 62 £35,000 +12.90% 5
London +16 30 £40,000 +29.03% 2
South East -23 16 £32,000 -32.63% 1
South West - 13 £30,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 12 £30,000 -
Cheltenham - 11 £30,000 -
Andover - 6 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 6 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 5 £46,000 -
Crawley - 5 £46,000 -
Reading - 5 - - 1
Berkshire - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £37,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £37,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
City of London +2 1 £27,000 -28.94%
Wales - 1 £32,500 - 1
South Wales - 1 £32,500 - 1
Newport - 1 £32,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £60,000 - 1

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 103 (81.75%) Windows
2 102 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 76 (60.32%) Finance
4 73 (57.94%) Active Directory
5 63 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (43.65%) VMware
8 54 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 49 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (38.10%) MS Exchange
11 46 (36.51%) PowerShell
11 46 (36.51%) VMware ESX
12 44 (34.92%) Degree
12 44 (34.92%) Linux
13 43 (34.13%) Citrix
14 39 (30.95%) SCCM
15 38 (30.16%) Perl
16 37 (29.37%) MS Office
17 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
18 35 (27.78%) VMware Workstation
19 33 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
20 31 (24.60%) Financial Institution
21 30 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
22 26 (20.63%) DNS
23 25 (19.84%) ITIL
24 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
24 24 (19.05%) Boundary Protection
25 22 (17.46%) SQL
26 21 (16.67%) Computer Science
27 20 (15.87%) Hedge funds

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.11%) IIS
3 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.76%) Lync
5 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.59%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.59%) JCAPS
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.79%) Drupal
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 37 (29.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 26 (20.63%) DNS
3 19 (15.08%) DHCP
4 12 (9.52%) VPN
5 10 (7.94%) HTTP
6 6 (4.76%) SAN
6 6 (4.76%) NAS
7 5 (3.97%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.97%) Internet
8 3 (2.38%) Firewall
8 3 (2.38%) LDAP
8 3 (2.38%) VoIP
9 2 (1.59%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless
10 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) MSI
2 10 (7.94%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.17%) CruiseControl
4 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (60.32%) Finance
2 31 (24.60%) Financial Institution
3 15 (11.90%) Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.97%) French Language
5 5 (3.97%) Law
6 4 (3.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Front Office
7 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (47.62%) Analyst
2 36 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 33 (26.19%) IT Support
4 30 (23.81%) IT Support Analyst
5 19 (15.08%) Graduate
6 16 (12.70%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
6 16 (12.70%) Graduate Support Analyst
7 15 (11.90%) Applications Packager
8 10 (7.94%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Support Specialist
9 9 (7.14%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Wintel Support
10 8 (6.35%) Wintel Specialist
11 7 (5.56%) Junior
12 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.97%) Junior IT Support
13 5 (3.97%) Junior IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) JSP
3 5 (3.97%) WSH
4 4 (3.17%) XML Schema
4 4 (3.17%) XML
5 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.38%) CSS
5 3 (2.38%) Ajax
5 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.38%) jQuery
5 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.38%) HTML
6 2 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 20 (15.87%) Hedge funds
3 11 (8.73%) Client/Server
4 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.35%) Clustering
6 6 (4.76%) Open Source
7 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.59%) Equities
8 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (81.75%) Windows
2 63 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (34.92%) Linux
5 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (10.32%) UNIX
7 13 (10.32%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.76%) Solaris
9 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 25 (19.84%) ITIL
3 24 (19.05%) Boundary Protection
4 8 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (6.35%) Asset Management
5 7 (5.56%) OO
5 7 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (5.56%) Software Distribution
6 6 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (3.97%) Unit Testing
7 5 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (3.97%) Release Management
7 5 (3.97%) TDD
7 5 (3.97%) Change Management
7 5 (3.97%) Software Architecture
7 5 (3.97%) Change Control
7 5 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.97%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.17%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.51%) PowerShell
2 38 (30.16%) Perl
3 22 (17.46%) SQL
4 7 (5.56%) VBScript
5 5 (3.97%) Python
6 4 (3.17%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.17%) Scala
6 4 (3.17%) Clojure
6 4 (3.17%) Haskell
6 4 (3.17%) Erlang
6 4 (3.17%) VB
6 4 (3.17%) C
6 4 (3.17%) Java
7 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.38%) C#
7 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.38%) VB6
8 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (34.92%) Degree
2 20 (15.87%) MCSE
2 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (15.08%) PhD
4 12 (9.52%) MCSA
5 10 (7.94%) CCNA
5 10 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 73 (57.94%) Active Directory
2 49 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (36.51%) VMware ESX
4 35 (27.78%) VMware Workstation
5 30 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (10.32%) XenApp
6 13 (10.32%) vSphere
7 11 (8.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (8.73%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.79%) Docker
9 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (30.95%) SCCM
2 6 (4.76%) SCOM
3 5 (3.97%) AppDNA
3 5 (3.97%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.38%) WSUS
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.59%) AppManager
5 2 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.59%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 102 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 55 (43.65%) VMware
3 43 (34.13%) Citrix
4 20 (15.87%) Cisco
5 16 (12.70%) HP
6 14 (11.11%) LANDesk
7 12 (9.52%) Oracle
8 11 (8.73%) Remedy
8 11 (8.73%) Sophos
9 4 (3.17%) Dell
10 2 (1.59%) EMC
10 2 (1.59%) SAP
10 2 (1.59%) Sun
10 2 (1.59%) BMC
10 2 (1.59%) Veritas
10 2 (1.59%) Websense
10 2 (1.59%) Altiris
10 2 (1.59%) Kaseya
10 2 (1.59%) Symantec
11 1 (0.79%) MobileIron
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