Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 630 639 763
Rank change year-on-year +9 +124 -4
Permanent jobs citing GIS 229 454 427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.05% 1.23% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 185 397 312
Median annual salary £42,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.37% +7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,900 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 21,854 37,040 49,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.93% 27.89% 30.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,883 30,464 40,984
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,931 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.71% +4.00% +5.26%

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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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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
London +128 74 £45,000 +8.43% 13
South West +33 54 £34,000 -24.44% 3
South East +3 37 £45,000 -10.00% 9
East of England +46 23 £42,500 -7.86% 6
Midlands +75 21 £40,500 -2.41% 3
West Midlands +69 17 £40,500 -2.41% 3
North of England +123 13 £52,500 +50.00% 2
North West +95 9 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Yorkshire +88 4 £57,500 +75.57%
East Midlands +44 4 £48,696 +16.29%
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 73 (31.88%) C#
2 71 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 62 (27.07%) Java
3 62 (27.07%) Degree
4 52 (22.71%) .NET
5 49 (21.40%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (20.09%) SQL
6 46 (20.09%) ArcGIS
7 43 (18.78%) ESRI
7 43 (18.78%) HTML
8 42 (18.34%) Oracle
8 42 (18.34%) Software Engineering
9 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
9 39 (17.03%) Analytics
10 38 (16.59%) PostGIS
10 38 (16.59%) Python
10 38 (16.59%) CSS
10 38 (16.59%) Network Design
11 35 (15.28%) OO
12 34 (14.85%) Fibre Optics
13 33 (14.41%) Computer Science
14 32 (13.97%) BT
15 31 (13.54%) Oracle Spatial
15 31 (13.54%) Data Analysis
15 31 (13.54%) Virgin Media
15 31 (13.54%) Geospatial Data
16 30 (13.10%) Telecoms
16 30 (13.10%) ASP.NET
17 29 (12.66%) Network Planning
18 28 (12.23%) CAD

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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 46 (20.09%) ArcGIS
2 31 (13.54%) Oracle Spatial
3 19 (8.30%) Smallworld
4 17 (7.42%) GeoServer
5 11 (4.80%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.62%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.75%) SAS
8 3 (1.31%) ArcSDE
8 3 (1.31%) IIS
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (9.17%) AutoCAD
2 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.75%) SPSS
6 1 (0.44%) ArcView
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Maximo
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.04%) SaaS
2 20 (8.73%) Azure
3 18 (7.86%) Power Platform
4 15 (6.55%) AWS
5 10 (4.37%) GCP
6 6 (2.62%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (2.62%) Office 365
6 6 (2.62%) Slack
7 3 (1.31%) Heroku
7 3 (1.31%) npm
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.92%) Broadband
2 22 (9.61%) Internet
3 21 (9.17%) GPON
4 16 (6.99%) TCP/IP
5 14 (6.11%) HTTP
6 9 (3.93%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.18%) Intranet
7 5 (2.18%) VoIP
8 3 (1.31%) Firewall
9 2 (0.87%) CTI
9 2 (0.87%) NAS
9 2 (0.87%) SAN
10 1 (0.44%) 5G
10 1 (0.44%) Network Security
10 1 (0.44%) SNMP
10 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.40%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (13.54%) Geospatial Data
3 25 (10.92%) Big Data
4 21 (9.17%) QGIS
5 19 (8.30%) SQL Server
6 18 (7.86%) Power BI
7 14 (6.11%) SQLite
8 9 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.62%) MySQL
9 6 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.62%) Spatial Data
9 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.18%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.87%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.62%) JIRA
2 6 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.31%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.31%) Grunt
3 3 (1.31%) gulp
3 3 (1.31%) LINQPad
3 3 (1.31%) Postman
3 3 (1.31%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (1.31%) webpack
4 1 (0.44%) ERwin
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.99%) Law
3 14 (6.11%) Aerospace
4 10 (4.37%) Finance
5 7 (3.06%) Games
5 7 (3.06%) Local Government
5 7 (3.06%) Police
6 5 (2.18%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.87%) Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Military
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Greek Language
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (32.75%) Developer
2 34 (14.85%) GIS Developer
3 28 (12.23%) Software Developer
4 27 (11.79%) C# Developer
4 27 (11.79%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.48%) Consultant
6 20 (8.73%) Fibre Planner
7 16 (6.99%) Analyst
8 15 (6.55%) Geospatial Developer
9 13 (5.68%) GIS Consultant
10 12 (5.24%) Geospatial Consultant
10 12 (5.24%) Java Consultant
10 12 (5.24%) Planning Manager
10 12 (5.24%) Spatial Consultant
10 12 (5.24%) Spatial Developer
11 11 (4.80%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (4.37%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.37%) GIS Technician
12 10 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.37%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.71%) .NET
2 43 (18.78%) HTML
3 38 (16.59%) CSS
3 38 (16.59%) PostGIS
4 30 (13.10%) ASP.NET
5 22 (9.61%) REST
6 16 (6.99%) XML
7 15 (6.55%) .NET Framework
7 15 (6.55%) JSON
8 11 (4.80%) KML
9 10 (4.37%) OpenLayers
9 10 (4.37%) Web Services
10 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.93%) React
11 6 (2.62%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.62%) LDAP
12 5 (2.18%) Node.js
13 4 (1.75%) Middleware
13 4 (1.75%) SOAP
14 3 (1.31%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.85%) Fibre Optics
2 19 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.80%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.62%) User Experience
7 5 (2.18%) CCTV
8 4 (1.75%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.75%) Social Media
9 3 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.31%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Life Science
10 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.44%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.44%) Lidar
11 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.42%) Windows
2 12 (5.24%) Linux
3 6 (2.62%) Unix
3 6 (2.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.34%) Software Engineering
2 39 (17.03%) Analytics
3 38 (16.59%) Network Design
4 35 (15.28%) OO
5 33 (14.41%) Computer Science
6 31 (13.54%) Data Analysis
7 29 (12.66%) Network Planning
8 28 (12.23%) CAD
8 28 (12.23%) Machine Learning
9 27 (11.79%) Open Source
10 24 (10.48%) Validation
11 20 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (7.86%) Project Management
13 16 (6.99%) Mobile Development
14 14 (6.11%) ITIL
15 13 (5.68%) Asset Management
15 13 (5.68%) Statistics
16 12 (5.24%) Data Management
16 12 (5.24%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.88%) C#
2 71 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 62 (27.07%) Java
4 46 (20.09%) SQL
5 38 (16.59%) Python
6 22 (9.61%) C++
7 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.93%) C
9 6 (2.62%) PHP
10 5 (2.18%) Ruby
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.31%) ES6
12 3 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.87%) IronPython
13 2 (0.87%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.44%) Go
14 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 62 (27.07%) Degree
2 24 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.68%) DV Cleared
3 13 (5.68%) HND
4 10 (4.37%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.87%) APMP
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.44%) HNC
8 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.44%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.68%) SLA
2 8 (3.49%) GDPR
3 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.31%) PMO
5 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 20 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.93%) Docker
3 7 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.62%) Ansible
2 6 (2.62%) Grafana
2 6 (2.62%) Kibana
2 6 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.62%) Puppet
2 6 (2.62%) Terraform
3 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (18.78%) ESRI
2 42 (18.34%) Oracle
3 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
4 32 (13.97%) BT
5 31 (13.54%) Virgin Media
6 22 (9.61%) Openreach
7 15 (6.55%) Google
7 15 (6.55%) Mapinfo
8 12 (5.24%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.06%) Tableau
9 7 (3.06%) VMware
10 6 (2.62%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.75%) IBM
12 2 (0.87%) BMC
12 2 (0.87%) Genesys
12 2 (0.87%) HP
12 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.87%) SAP
12 2 (0.87%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.44%) Remedy