The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 796 758 776
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Permanent jobs citing thinkFolio 62 109 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.10% 0.089%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.78% 1.32% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 46 84 83
Average salary £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.96% +10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £45,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £100,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
7900 8260 9005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.64% 7.92% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6277 6214 7182
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

thinkFolio
Jobs Demand Trend

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

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

thinkFolio
Salary Trend

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

thinkFolio Salary Trend in the UK

thinkFolio
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing thinkFolio over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 within the UK.

thinkFolio Salary Histogram in the UK

thinkFolio
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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 -30 61 £65,000 - 21
London -32 61 £65,000 - 21
City of London -21 32 £65,000 - 14
Scotland +8 1 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Edinburgh +1 1 £47,500 +11.76% 2

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 89 (69.53%) Front Office
2 88 (68.75%) Investment Management
3 75 (58.59%) Asset Management
4 60 (46.88%) SQL
5 58 (45.31%) Bloomberg
6 53 (41.41%) Charles River
7 47 (36.72%) Fixed Income
8 40 (31.25%) LatentZero
9 34 (26.56%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (23.44%) Markit EDM
10 30 (23.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (23.44%) Back Office
11 28 (21.88%) Finance
11 28 (21.88%) C#
11 28 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (21.09%) Fund Management
12 27 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
13 26 (20.31%) SharePoint
13 26 (20.31%) T-SQL
14 24 (18.75%) Derivative
15 23 (17.97%) FactSet
15 23 (17.97%) VBA
16 21 (16.41%) SimCorp
17 20 (15.63%) Equities
18 19 (14.84%) Windows
19 17 (13.28%) Fidessa
19 17 (13.28%) Business Analysis
20 16 (12.50%) Risk Management
21 15 (11.72%) FIX Protocol

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 26 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 40 (31.25%) LatentZero
2 30 (23.44%) Markit EDM
3 13 (10.16%) Sentinel
4 8 (6.25%) LongView
5 7 (5.47%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (3.91%) Front Arena
7 3 (2.34%) Capstone
7 3 (2.34%) Tesseract
7 3 (2.34%) Minerva
8 2 (1.56%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.78%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 1 (0.78%) Advent Moxy
9 1 (0.78%) HiInvest
9 1 (0.78%) HiPerformance
9 1 (0.78%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.78%) Decalog
9 1 (0.78%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.78%) Beauchamp
9 1 (0.78%) PORTIA
9 1 (0.78%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) VPN
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) LTE
2 1 (0.78%) ADSL
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
4 10 (7.81%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 89 (69.53%) Front Office
2 30 (23.44%) Back Office
3 28 (21.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (61.72%) Analyst
2 47 (36.72%) Applications Support
3 40 (31.25%) Support Analyst
4 29 (22.66%) Applications Support Analyst
5 25 (19.53%) Business Analyst
6 19 (14.84%) Developer
6 19 (14.84%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (14.06%) Support Manager
8 16 (12.50%) Applications Manager
9 13 (10.16%) Senior Business Analyst
10 12 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (7.03%) Test Analyst
12 8 (6.25%) Senior Manager
13 7 (5.47%) Systems Analyst
14 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
14 5 (3.91%) Consultant
14 5 (3.91%) Senior Support Analyst
14 5 (3.91%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (3.91%) Systems Test Analyst
15 4 (3.13%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (7.81%) XML
3 6 (4.69%) XSLT
3 6 (4.69%) .NET
3 6 (4.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) WinForms
4 1 (0.78%) WCF
4 1 (0.78%) WPF
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (36.72%) Fixed Income
2 34 (26.56%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (18.75%) Derivative
4 20 (15.63%) Equities
5 12 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (9.38%) Hedge funds
6 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.56%) Wiki
8 1 (0.78%) iPhone
8 1 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.84%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) UNIX
3 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (68.75%) Investment Management
2 75 (58.59%) Asset Management
3 27 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (21.09%) Fund Management
4 17 (13.28%) Business Analysis
5 16 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 14 (10.94%) Data Management
7 8 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (5.47%) System Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Project Management
9 6 (4.69%) OO
10 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.91%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.91%) Change Control
11 4 (3.13%) Product Management
11 4 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.13%) Change Management
12 3 (2.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.88%) SQL
2 28 (21.88%) C#
3 26 (20.31%) T-SQL
4 23 (17.97%) VBA
5 3 (2.34%) Java
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Degree
1 5 (3.91%) VCP4
2 1 (0.78%) ISEB
2 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Control-M
2 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (45.31%) Bloomberg
2 53 (41.41%) Charles River
3 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.97%) FactSet
5 21 (16.41%) SimCorp
6 17 (13.28%) Fidessa
7 14 (10.94%) StatPro
8 10 (7.81%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (7.81%) webMethods
9 7 (5.47%) Oracle
10 6 (4.69%) GoldenSource
11 5 (3.91%) Murex
12 4 (3.13%) HP
12 4 (3.13%) Actuate
12 4 (3.13%) BI-SAM
13 3 (2.34%) Algorithmics
13 3 (2.34%) Sophis
14 2 (1.56%) SunGard
15 1 (0.78%) Citrix
15 1 (0.78%) Misys
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