Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 613 625 642
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17 +158
Permanent jobs citing GIS 348 149 506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.23% 0.85% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 202 116 437
10th Percentile £31,600 £29,375 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,563 £32,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.29% -15.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £57,782
90th Percentile £74,625 £58,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £40,500 £46,125
% change year-on-year +41.98% -12.20% +2.50%

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 28,304 17,485 36,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.14% 27.68% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,206 14,493 30,889
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 West +12 119 £39,000 +14.71% 13
London -79 101 £57,500 +27.78% 16
South East -73 49 £61,250 +36.11% 11
North of England -43 33 £60,000 +14.29% 11
Midlands -64 27 £57,500 +53.33% 7
West Midlands -69 24 £57,500 +52.32% 6
North West -29 23 £62,500 +19.05% 9
East of England -41 15 £47,500 +46.15% 16
Yorkshire - 10 £60,000 - 2
East Midlands -46 3 £30,000 -19.77% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 162 (46.55%) AWS
2 154 (44.25%) Azure
3 150 (43.10%) Software Engineering
4 136 (39.08%) Python
5 120 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (30.75%) Security Cleared
7 105 (30.17%) DevOps
7 105 (30.17%) JavaScript
8 98 (28.16%) C#
9 94 (27.01%) Artificial Intelligence
10 89 (25.57%) React
11 83 (23.85%) Linux
11 83 (23.85%) PostgreSQL
12 82 (23.56%) QGIS
13 80 (22.99%) Docker
14 78 (22.41%) .NET
15 77 (22.13%) GeoServer
16 76 (21.84%) OpenLayers
16 76 (21.84%) Leaflet
17 75 (21.55%) Ubuntu
18 74 (21.26%) ETL
19 73 (20.98%) Kubernetes
20 71 (20.40%) GCP
20 71 (20.40%) Machine Learning
21 70 (20.11%) Big Data
22 65 (18.68%) CSS
23 64 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (16.95%) Hybrid Cloud
25 57 (16.38%) HTTP
25 57 (16.38%) Social Skills

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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 77 (22.13%) GeoServer
2 33 (9.48%) ArcGIS
3 8 (2.30%) Smallworld
4 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.86%) ArcSDE
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Jupyter
Applications
1 22 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.45%) AutoCAD
4 9 (2.59%) Simulink
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.86%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Revit
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) iTrent
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
3 1 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 162 (46.55%) AWS
2 154 (44.25%) Azure
3 71 (20.40%) GCP
4 17 (4.89%) Serverless
5 8 (2.30%) IaaS
6 7 (2.01%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.44%) Smartsheet
7 5 (1.44%) Veeva
8 4 (1.15%) Google Workspace
8 4 (1.15%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.57%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.38%) HTTP
2 6 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.44%) Firewall
4 4 (1.15%) Broadband
4 4 (1.15%) GPON
4 4 (1.15%) Network Security
4 4 (1.15%) VPN
5 3 (0.86%) Internet
5 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.86%) MPLS
5 3 (0.86%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.57%) ADSL
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
7 1 (0.29%) DNS
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
7 1 (0.29%) RIP
7 1 (0.29%) SNMP
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.85%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (23.56%) QGIS
3 70 (20.11%) Big Data
4 34 (9.77%) Geospatial Data
5 23 (6.61%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.45%) Spatial Data
7 10 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.01%) Metadata
8 7 (2.01%) Power BI
9 6 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.44%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.15%) EDMS
11 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.86%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.86%) MS Access
12 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.31%) JIRA
2 5 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.44%) Selenium
3 4 (1.15%) JUnit
4 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.86%) JMeter
4 3 (0.86%) Maven
4 3 (0.86%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.57%) Mockito
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.57%) REST Assured
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) Grunt
6 1 (0.29%) Hudson
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) TestNG
General
1 57 (16.38%) Social Skills
2 32 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.61%) Presentation Skills
4 17 (4.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (4.31%) Legal
5 15 (4.31%) Local Government
6 14 (4.02%) Finance
6 14 (4.02%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.74%) Back Office
8 10 (2.87%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (2.87%) Public Sector
9 9 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.72%) Marketing
12 4 (1.15%) Aerospace
12 4 (1.15%) Law
13 3 (0.86%) Military
14 2 (0.57%) Banking
15 1 (0.29%) Publishing
15 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (25.86%) Developer
2 70 (20.11%) Software Engineer
3 54 (15.52%) C# Developer
4 49 (14.08%) Senior Developer
5 39 (11.21%) Analyst
6 26 (7.47%) Consultant
7 25 (7.18%) Senior C# Developer
8 24 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (6.32%) Architect
10 21 (6.03%) GIS Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) Applications Support
11 18 (5.17%) Applications Support Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) GIS Support
11 18 (5.17%) Senior Applications Support
11 18 (5.17%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) Senior GIS Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
11 18 (5.17%) Senior Support Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.02%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (25.57%) React
2 78 (22.41%) .NET
3 76 (21.84%) Leaflet
3 76 (21.84%) OpenLayers
4 65 (18.68%) CSS
5 22 (6.32%) .NET Core
6 19 (5.46%) WPF
7 18 (5.17%) Django
8 12 (3.45%) OpenCV
8 12 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 11 (3.16%) HTML
10 10 (2.87%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.87%) Entity Framework
11 9 (2.59%) PostGIS
12 8 (2.30%) ASP.NET
13 7 (2.01%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.01%) NumPy
13 7 (2.01%) Pandas
13 7 (2.01%) Web Services
14 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.31%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.45%) Acoustics
5 10 (2.87%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.30%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (1.72%) Lidar
8 5 (1.44%) Life Science
8 5 (1.44%) LLPG
8 5 (1.44%) NLPG
9 4 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.86%) iPad
10 3 (0.86%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
11 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 83 (23.85%) Linux
2 75 (21.55%) Ubuntu
3 24 (6.90%) Windows
4 3 (0.86%) CentOS
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.10%) Software Engineering
2 120 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (30.17%) DevOps
4 94 (27.01%) Artificial Intelligence
5 74 (21.26%) ETL
6 71 (20.40%) Machine Learning
7 64 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (15.52%) Analytics
9 52 (14.94%) Data Ingestion
10 35 (10.06%) Data Analytics
11 28 (8.05%) Computer Science
11 28 (8.05%) Data Analysis
12 27 (7.76%) Project Management
13 25 (7.18%) Data Modelling
14 23 (6.61%) API Development
14 23 (6.61%) Digital Twin
14 23 (6.61%) Project Delivery
15 22 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
16 21 (6.03%) Business Analysis
17 19 (5.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (39.08%) Python
2 105 (30.17%) JavaScript
3 98 (28.16%) C#
4 37 (10.63%) SQL
5 17 (4.89%) Java
6 13 (3.74%) C++
7 11 (3.16%) PHP
8 9 (2.59%) C
9 6 (1.72%) VBA
10 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.86%) Java 11
11 3 (0.86%) Java 8
11 3 (0.86%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.86%) R
11 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.57%) Ruby
12 2 (0.57%) Scala
13 1 (0.29%) ES6
Qualifications
1 107 (30.75%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.79%) Degree
3 18 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.15%) HND
6 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.74%) QA
2 12 (3.45%) IEC 61131
3 8 (2.30%) GDPR
4 5 (1.44%) BS7666
4 5 (1.44%) PMO
5 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.57%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (22.99%) Docker
2 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (20.98%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.72%) Ansible
2 6 (1.72%) Terraform
3 3 (0.86%) Nessus
3 3 (0.86%) QRadar
4 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 27 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.03%) ESRI
3 12 (3.45%) Oracle
4 11 (3.16%) Openreach
5 7 (2.01%) Google
6 5 (1.44%) BT
6 5 (1.44%) Cisco
6 5 (1.44%) Mapinfo
6 5 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.15%) Virgin Media
8 3 (0.86%) Alteryx
8 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.86%) HubSpot
8 3 (0.86%) McAfee
8 3 (0.86%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.86%) Trustwave
9 2 (0.57%) Apple
9 2 (0.57%) BMC
9 2 (0.57%) Remedy
10 1 (0.29%) Nokia