The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VocaLink 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 VocaLink over the 3 months to 19 December 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 VocaLink Limited.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VocaLink
Rank 888 886 855
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -31
Permanent jobs citing VocaLink 9 4 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.004% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.017% 0.008% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 18
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £36,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,600 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,438 £42,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year
-3.72% -21.49%

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
53677 52238 54362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.93% 47.71% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 43991 41767 45784
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VocaLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VocaLink
Salary Trend

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

VocaLink Salary Trend in the UK

VocaLink
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VocaLink over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

VocaLink Salary Histogram in the UK

VocaLink
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VocaLink within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +3 9 £40,500 -3.57%
Yorkshire - 4 £40,375 -
London +24 2 £50,000 -
Halifax - 2 £40,438 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £40,438 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
North East - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £35,000 -
Durham - 1 - -

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink.

1 17 (89.47%) HP
2 16 (84.21%) Change Management
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 16 (84.21%) Java
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) Finance
3 15 (78.95%) ATM
3 15 (78.95%) J2EE
3 15 (78.95%) XML
3 15 (78.95%) EMV
3 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
3 15 (78.95%) Tandem
3 15 (78.95%) Cryptography
3 15 (78.95%) PL/1
3 15 (78.95%) C#
3 15 (78.95%) C++
3 15 (78.95%) COBOL
3 15 (78.95%) IBM
4 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
4 14 (73.68%) DB2
4 14 (73.68%) NCR
4 14 (73.68%) Windows
4 14 (73.68%) Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Windows XP
4 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
4 14 (73.68%) TCP/IP
4 14 (73.68%) JCL
4 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
4 14 (73.68%) ISO 8583
4 14 (73.68%) QA

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (73.68%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) ATM
2 14 (73.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
1 14 (73.68%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) Banking
3 12 (63.16%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (42.11%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) J2EE
1 15 (78.95%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) EMV
1 15 (78.95%) Mainframe
1 15 (78.95%) Tandem
1 15 (78.95%) Cryptography
2 12 (63.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
1 14 (73.68%) Windows XP
1 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Change Management
2 12 (63.16%) Mentoring
2 12 (63.16%) Coaching
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) Java
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) PL/1
2 15 (78.95%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) C++
2 15 (78.95%) COBOL
3 14 (73.68%) JCL
3 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) ISO 8583
1 14 (73.68%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) HP
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
3 15 (78.95%) IBM
4 14 (73.68%) NCR
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco