Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 667 603 638
Rank change year-on-year -64 +35 +177
Permanent jobs citing GIS 365 142 411
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.23% 0.90% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 144 81 346
10th Percentile £28,825 £25,000 £30,189
25th Percentile £39,688 £32,500 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.52%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £55,321
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -9.91%

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 29,595 15,747 31,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.74% 27.61% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19,245 13,464 26,282
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,386
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in England

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Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIS in England.

Salary trend for GIS in England

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Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIS in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -125 115 £55,000 +29.41% 17
South West +32 112 £50,000 -11.11% 13
South East -78 67 £57,500 +21.05% 18
Midlands -75 33 £30,000 -3.23% 8
West Midlands -63 28 £29,000 -12.12% 5
North of England -95 25 £45,000 +28.57% 9
North West -82 16 £46,250 +32.14% 6
East of England -96 11 £35,000 +6.06% 8
Yorkshire - 9 £30,177 - 1
East Midlands -60 4 £30,000 +15.38% 3
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 195 (53.42%) Python
2 161 (44.11%) JavaScript
3 159 (43.56%) PostgreSQL
4 152 (41.64%) Azure
5 143 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (37.81%) React
7 135 (36.99%) Security Cleared
8 134 (36.71%) DevOps
8 134 (36.71%) CSS
9 133 (36.44%) PostGIS
10 129 (35.34%) AWS
10 129 (35.34%) OpenLayers
11 123 (33.70%) QGIS
12 122 (33.42%) Software Engineering
13 119 (32.60%) Linux
14 110 (30.14%) SC Cleared
15 109 (29.86%) Leaflet
15 109 (29.86%) GeoServer
16 106 (29.04%) Ubuntu
17 105 (28.77%) HTTP
18 104 (28.49%) Analytical Skills
19 93 (25.48%) Problem-Solving
20 71 (19.45%) Mathematics
21 70 (19.18%) Geospatial Data
22 65 (17.81%) SQL
23 62 (16.99%) Computer Science
24 61 (16.71%) User Experience
25 55 (15.07%) Social Skills
26 53 (14.52%) Degree
27 49 (13.42%) Asset Management

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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
1 109 (29.86%) GeoServer
2 31 (8.49%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.55%) CMS
4 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.74%) AutoCAD
3 10 (2.74%) Revit
3 10 (2.74%) SOLIDWORKS
4 7 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.10%) InDesign
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.82%) SPSS
7 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Maximo
2 2 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (41.64%) Azure
2 129 (35.34%) AWS
3 25 (6.85%) Power Platform
4 17 (4.66%) Azure Data Factory
4 17 (4.66%) PaaS
5 16 (4.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 10 (2.74%) GitHub
7 9 (2.47%) SaaS
8 4 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.55%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.27%) GCP
10 1 (0.27%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.27%) IaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.27%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.27%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 105 (28.77%) HTTP
2 6 (1.64%) Firewall
3 5 (1.37%) RTSP
4 4 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.10%) Network Security
4 4 (1.10%) Sourcefire
5 3 (0.82%) 5G
5 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) Broadband
6 2 (0.55%) SD-WAN
6 2 (0.55%) WAN
6 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) BGP
7 1 (0.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) MPLS
7 1 (0.27%) OSPF
7 1 (0.27%) RIP
7 1 (0.27%) VRRP
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (43.56%) PostgreSQL
2 123 (33.70%) QGIS
3 70 (19.18%) Geospatial Data
4 39 (10.68%) SQL Server
5 25 (6.85%) Power BI
6 22 (6.03%) Tableau
7 21 (5.75%) Spatial Data
8 7 (1.92%) Metadata
9 5 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.82%) Big Data
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.55%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.55%) MySQL
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.55%) SQLite
13 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.48%) RStudio
3 12 (3.29%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.74%) CMake
4 10 (2.74%) GCC
4 10 (2.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 10 (2.74%) Xcode
5 5 (1.37%) JIRA
6 4 (1.10%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.27%) Flyway
8 1 (0.27%) Hudson
8 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.27%) JUnit
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) Moq
8 1 (0.27%) Selenium
8 1 (0.27%) Subversion
8 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.27%) TestNG
General
1 104 (28.49%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (15.07%) Social Skills
3 41 (11.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 32 (8.77%) Military
5 28 (7.67%) Finance
6 20 (5.48%) French Language
7 16 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (4.11%) Aerospace
8 15 (4.11%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.29%) Local Government
10 8 (2.19%) Legal
10 8 (2.19%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.64%) Retail
12 5 (1.37%) Automotive
12 5 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (1.37%) Marketing
12 5 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.10%) Back Office
14 3 (0.82%) Law
14 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 117 (32.05%) Software Engineer
2 94 (25.75%) Geospatial Engineer
3 52 (14.25%) Developer
4 40 (10.96%) Architect
5 36 (9.86%) Analyst
6 29 (7.95%) GIS Analyst
7 28 (7.67%) Principal Architect
8 25 (6.85%) Data Engineer
9 17 (4.66%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.38%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.11%) React Developer
12 13 (3.56%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.01%) Consultant
13 11 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.74%) 3D Software Engineer
14 10 (2.74%) Angular Developer
15 8 (2.19%) Applications Support
16 7 (1.92%) Senior Software Developer
17 6 (1.64%) GIS Developer
17 6 (1.64%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (37.81%) React
2 134 (36.71%) CSS
3 133 (36.44%) PostGIS
4 129 (35.34%) OpenLayers
5 109 (29.86%) Leaflet
6 34 (9.32%) .NET
7 31 (8.49%) HTML
8 23 (6.30%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.38%) .NET Core
9 16 (4.38%) REST
10 15 (4.11%) .NET Framework
11 13 (3.56%) XML
12 12 (3.29%) RESTful
12 12 (3.29%) WebGL
13 11 (3.01%) ASP.NET
14 10 (2.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 10 (2.74%) Entity Framework
14 10 (2.74%) Qt
14 10 (2.74%) STL
14 10 (2.74%) VRML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.71%) User Experience
2 41 (11.23%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.56%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.29%) Lidar
6 10 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
6 10 (2.74%) Animation
6 10 (2.74%) Renewable Energy
7 8 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.10%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.82%) Life Science
10 3 (0.82%) Photography
11 2 (0.55%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.27%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 119 (32.60%) Linux
2 106 (29.04%) Ubuntu
3 8 (2.19%) Windows
4 2 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (36.71%) DevOps
3 122 (33.42%) Software Engineering
4 93 (25.48%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (19.45%) Mathematics
6 62 (16.99%) Computer Science
7 49 (13.42%) Asset Management
8 40 (10.96%) Physics
9 34 (9.32%) Analytics
9 34 (9.32%) Collaborative Working
9 34 (9.32%) Use Case
10 31 (8.49%) Decision-Making
11 29 (7.95%) Mentoring
12 28 (7.67%) Customer Engagement
12 28 (7.67%) Synthetic Environment
13 27 (7.40%) Statistical Analysis
14 24 (6.58%) Remote Sensing
15 23 (6.30%) CAD
15 23 (6.30%) Data Management
16 22 (6.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 195 (53.42%) Python
2 161 (44.11%) JavaScript
3 65 (17.81%) SQL
4 39 (10.68%) C#
5 26 (7.12%) TypeScript
6 25 (6.85%) R
7 24 (6.58%) C
8 17 (4.66%) C++
9 16 (4.38%) Scala
10 6 (1.64%) Java
11 4 (1.10%) PHP
11 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.55%) Perl
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 135 (36.99%) Security Cleared
2 110 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 53 (14.52%) Degree
4 28 (7.67%) PhD
5 12 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.82%) CISSP
6 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.55%) CISM
7 2 (0.55%) HND
7 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.27%) CCNP
8 1 (0.27%) CCSP
8 1 (0.27%) MBA
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.58%) QA
2 9 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.92%) TickIT
4 2 (0.55%) NIST
4 2 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Accessibility
System Software
1 11 (3.01%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Nessus
1 4 (1.10%) QRadar
2 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.85%) ESRI
3 23 (6.30%) Databricks
4 22 (6.03%) Google
5 10 (2.74%) Rockwell
6 7 (1.92%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.92%) Oracle
7 6 (1.64%) Adobe
8 5 (1.37%) Cisco
8 5 (1.37%) IBM
9 4 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.10%) Computacenter
9 4 (1.10%) McAfee
9 4 (1.10%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.10%) Trustwave
9 4 (1.10%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.82%) Commvault
10 3 (0.82%) Openreach
10 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.55%) SAP