Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 772 722
Rank change year-on-year -42 -50 +6
Permanent jobs citing GIS 324 399 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 0.80% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 242 279 388
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.05% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,525 £24,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,600 £75,000
UK median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.63% -11.11% +5.88%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 44,929 49,633 53,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.49% 30.34% 29.61%
Number of salaries quoted 36,819 41,166 45,921
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in England

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Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS in England.

Salary trend for GIS in England

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Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for GIS in England

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Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
South East -58 103 £42,500 +21.43% 15
London +23 75 £40,000 -15.79% 14
South West +32 48 £42,500 +6.25% 5
North of England +29 45 £40,000 -5.88% 11
East of England +15 34 £45,000 +46.34% 9
North West -11 23 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +24 19 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Midlands +22 18 £46,500 +16.25% 20
West Midlands +34 14 £50,000 +78.57% 9
East Midlands -4 4 £42,500 -2.86% 11
North East -7 3 £40,000 +21.21%
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing GIS 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 England region with a requirement for GIS.

1 103 (31.79%) SQL
2 95 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (29.01%) Python
4 87 (26.85%) Degree
5 70 (21.60%) Geospatial Data
6 68 (20.99%) Software Engineering
7 67 (20.68%) C#
7 67 (20.68%) Microsoft
8 55 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 50 (15.43%) Project Management
11 49 (15.12%) .NET
12 46 (14.20%) C++
12 46 (14.20%) ESRI
12 46 (14.20%) Management Information System
13 44 (13.58%) Linux
14 43 (13.27%) Java
14 43 (13.27%) JavaScript
15 42 (12.96%) ArcGIS
16 41 (12.65%) Git (software)
17 39 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
17 39 (12.04%) Windows
18 38 (11.73%) Finance
19 34 (10.49%) Big Data
20 33 (10.19%) HTML
21 32 (9.88%) SQL Server
21 32 (9.88%) Telecoms
21 32 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (9.57%) C
22 31 (9.57%) QA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 42 (12.96%) ArcGIS
2 14 (4.32%) Apache
3 13 (4.01%) GeoServer
4 12 (3.70%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (3.40%) nginx
6 6 (1.85%) Smallworld
7 5 (1.54%) IIS
7 5 (1.54%) WordPress
8 3 (0.93%) CMS
8 3 (0.93%) Confluence
8 3 (0.93%) JBoss
8 3 (0.93%) WildFly
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) SAS
10 1 (0.31%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 39 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (4.01%) AutoCAD
4 8 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.85%) Autodesk Inventor
6 4 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.23%) SPSS
6 4 (1.23%) Stata
7 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.31%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.31%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.31%) Revit
8 1 (0.31%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 13 (4.01%) SAP PM
2 10 (3.09%) SAP CO
2 10 (3.09%) SAP FI
2 10 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (3.09%) SAP HR
2 10 (3.09%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.85%) SAP GTS
3 6 (1.85%) SAP PS
3 6 (1.85%) SAP R/3
4 5 (1.54%) Maximo
5 4 (1.23%) Primavera
5 4 (1.23%) SAP EHS
5 4 (1.23%) SAP PLM
5 4 (1.23%) SAP QM
5 4 (1.23%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.25%) SaaS
3 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.09%) IaaS
5 7 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.23%) GitHub
7 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.93%) G Suite
8 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.62%) Serverless
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.85%) Network Security
2 3 (0.93%) GPON
3 2 (0.62%) FTP
3 2 (0.62%) HTTP
3 2 (0.62%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.62%) Internet
3 2 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.31%) Firewall
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) NAS
4 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.31%) SAN
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.60%) Geospatial Data
2 55 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (10.49%) Big Data
4 32 (9.88%) SQL Server
5 23 (7.10%) QGIS
6 18 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 18 (5.56%) Spatial Data
7 16 (4.94%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 14 (4.32%) RDBMS
9 13 (4.01%) Oracle Database
10 12 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (3.70%) MongoDB
11 11 (3.40%) CouchDB
11 11 (3.40%) Redis
11 11 (3.40%) Riak
12 8 (2.47%) MS Access
13 7 (2.16%) DB2
13 7 (2.16%) MySQL
14 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.25%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.25%) Subversion
2 17 (5.25%) Visual Studio
3 15 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (4.32%) JIRA
5 11 (3.40%) Mercurial
6 7 (2.16%) Aptana Studio
6 7 (2.16%) Selenium
7 4 (1.23%) RStudio
8 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.93%) Hudson
8 3 (0.93%) JUnit
9 2 (0.62%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.62%) FishEye
9 2 (0.62%) Gradle
9 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.62%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.31%) gulp
General
1 38 (11.73%) Finance
2 32 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.02%) Marketing
4 19 (5.86%) Military
5 12 (3.70%) Banking
6 10 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.78%) Electronics
8 8 (2.47%) Games
8 8 (2.47%) Law
9 6 (1.85%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.85%) Legal
10 5 (1.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.62%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (30.86%) Developer
2 45 (13.89%) Consultant
3 36 (11.11%) Analyst
4 31 (9.57%) Software Developer
5 23 (7.10%) Software Engineer
6 20 (6.17%) GIS Analyst
6 20 (6.17%) Python Developer
7 18 (5.56%) Architect
8 17 (5.25%) GIS Consultant
9 14 (4.32%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.01%) C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (4.01%) GIS Developer
10 13 (4.01%) SAP Consultant
11 12 (3.70%) Junior
11 12 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
11 12 (3.70%) Senior GIS Consultant
12 11 (3.40%) C++ Developer
12 11 (3.40%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Data Analyst
13 10 (3.09%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.12%) .NET
2 33 (10.19%) HTML
3 29 (8.95%) CSS
4 27 (8.33%) Web Services
5 24 (7.41%) WPF
6 22 (6.79%) AngularJS
7 21 (6.48%) Middleware
8 18 (5.56%) OpenLayers
8 18 (5.56%) PostGIS
9 16 (4.94%) WinForms
10 15 (4.63%) XML
11 14 (4.32%) .NET Framework
11 14 (4.32%) React
12 12 (3.70%) Leaflet
13 11 (3.40%) .NET Core
13 11 (3.40%) GStreamer
13 11 (3.40%) jQuery
13 11 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (3.09%) BAPI
14 10 (3.09%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.20%) Management Information System
2 28 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 27 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.48%) Driving Licence
5 18 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.32%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.54%) User Experience
11 4 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.93%) Acoustics
12 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.93%) Tandem
13 2 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.58%) Linux
2 39 (12.04%) Windows
3 5 (1.54%) Unix
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.62%) CentOS
5 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.99%) Software Engineering
3 50 (15.43%) Project Management
4 32 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (8.64%) Data Management
5 28 (8.64%) Visualisation
6 27 (8.33%) Scrum
7 25 (7.72%) TDD
8 24 (7.41%) Analytics
8 24 (7.41%) SDLC
9 23 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (6.79%) Mentoring
11 21 (6.48%) Data Analysis
11 21 (6.48%) Decision-Making
11 21 (6.48%) EAM
11 21 (6.48%) Web Development
12 20 (6.17%) Information Security
12 20 (6.17%) Quality Management
13 19 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (5.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 103 (31.79%) SQL
2 94 (29.01%) Python
3 67 (20.68%) C#
4 46 (14.20%) C++
5 43 (13.27%) Java
5 43 (13.27%) JavaScript
6 31 (9.57%) C
7 16 (4.94%) PHP
8 9 (2.78%) R
9 8 (2.47%) Delphi
9 8 (2.47%) Perl
9 8 (2.47%) XAML
10 7 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.85%) Ruby
12 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.23%) VC++
14 3 (0.93%) Magik
14 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (26.85%) Degree
2 54 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (3.40%) CISSP
7 11 (3.40%) PhD
8 9 (2.78%) CISM
9 7 (2.16%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (2.16%) GSLC
10 6 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (1.54%) GIAC
11 5 (1.54%) Postgraduate
12 4 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.23%) HNC
12 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.57%) QA
2 18 (5.56%) SLA
3 12 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 10 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.54%) PMO
6 4 (1.23%) GxP
6 4 (1.23%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.62%) GDPR
8 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.31%) UCITS
System Software
1 13 (4.01%) Docker
2 9 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (4.94%) Ansible
2 10 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 67 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 46 (14.20%) ESRI
3 22 (6.79%) Oracle
4 19 (5.86%) Google
4 19 (5.86%) Mapinfo
4 19 (5.86%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (4.32%) SAP
6 12 (3.70%) Tableau
7 5 (1.54%) Mapbox
8 4 (1.23%) Luciad
8 4 (1.23%) Openreach
8 4 (1.23%) Palantir
8 4 (1.23%) Xero
9 3 (0.93%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.62%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.62%) HP
10 2 (0.62%) IBM
10 2 (0.62%) Splunk
10 2 (0.62%) TOWER Software