Period
to 31 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 224 257
Rank change year-on-year +39 +33 +19
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 28 22 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.61% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.72% 1.01% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 10
Median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -19.23% +62.50%
10th Percentile £59,500 £31,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £58,000 £76,250
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +26.25%

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,627 2,189 2,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 35.45% 39.03% 36.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,274 1,658 1,916
Median annual salary £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,116 £30,350 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Smart Meter in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Smart Meter in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 6 £70,000 +33.33%
Slough - 3 £65,000 -
Smart Meter
South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 21 (75.00%) QA
1 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Public Sector
3 16 (57.14%) ZigBee
4 10 (35.71%) Smart Energy
5 9 (32.14%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (32.14%) Hadoop
5 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
5 9 (32.14%) Cloudera
5 9 (32.14%) OpenShift
5 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
5 9 (32.14%) Docker
5 9 (32.14%) Microservices
5 9 (32.14%) Kubernetes
5 9 (32.14%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) InterSystems Cache
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (32.14%) MS Visio
5 9 (32.14%) OLTP
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) InterSystems
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) HP ALM
6 3 (10.71%) JIRA
6 3 (10.71%) V-Model

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 9 (32.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) ZigBee
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) IPv6
3 1 (3.57%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (32.14%) Hadoop
1 9 (32.14%) InterSystems Cache
1 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
1 9 (32.14%) OLTP
1 9 (32.14%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 18 (64.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) QA Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) QA Manager
2 9 (32.14%) QA Test Manager
2 9 (32.14%) Test Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Smart Metering Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Smart Energy
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (32.14%) Microservices
3 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
3 3 (10.71%) V-Model
3 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.14%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C#
1 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.71%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cloudera
1 9 (32.14%) InterSystems
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics