Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 608 816 803
Rank change year-on-year +208 -13 -63
Permanent jobs citing GIS 468 328 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.37% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 414 244 279
England median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,725 £23,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,950
UK median annual salary £43,384 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.08% +6.25% -11.11%

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 34,142 45,218 49,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.93% 29.51% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28,350 37,049 41,395
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,580 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +140 131 £50,000 +25.00% 14
South East +42 107 £43,750 +2.94% 25
East of England +107 91 £48,250 +7.22% 7
South West +35 72 £42,557 +0.13% 9
Midlands +66 51 £36,000 -20.00% 13
West Midlands +53 39 £36,000 -28.00% 8
North of England +8 25 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East Midlands +36 12 £33,000 -22.35% 5
Yorkshire -8 12 £40,000 - 7
North West +32 11 £48,436 +21.09% 3
North East +8 2 £44,500 +11.25% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 156 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.28%) Python
3 121 (25.85%) SQL
4 111 (23.72%) JavaScript
5 99 (21.15%) Microsoft
6 90 (19.23%) Geospatial Data
7 89 (19.02%) Software Engineering
8 88 (18.80%) Analytics
9 85 (18.16%) Degree
9 85 (18.16%) C#
10 84 (17.95%) ArcGIS
11 80 (17.09%) Java
12 79 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
13 75 (16.03%) Scrum
14 72 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 72 (15.38%) Project Management
15 67 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
16 66 (14.10%) Artificial Intelligence
17 65 (13.89%) .NET
18 63 (13.46%) Visualisation
18 63 (13.46%) DevOps
19 62 (13.25%) Open Source
19 62 (13.25%) Web Services
20 59 (12.61%) CSS
20 59 (12.61%) Smallworld
21 56 (11.97%) ESRI
22 55 (11.75%) Telecoms
23 54 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
23 54 (11.54%) Security Cleared
23 54 (11.54%) JIRA

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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 84 (17.95%) ArcGIS
2 59 (12.61%) Smallworld
3 47 (10.04%) Apache
4 45 (9.62%) GeoServer
5 26 (5.56%) Confluence
6 22 (4.70%) JBoss
6 22 (4.70%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.99%) nginx
8 13 (2.78%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.92%) Oracle Spatial
10 7 (1.50%) SAS
11 6 (1.28%) WordPress
12 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.85%) ArcSDE
14 3 (0.64%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.43%) CMS
15 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
16 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (4.49%) AutoCAD
5 9 (1.92%) Autodesk Inventor
6 7 (1.50%) SPSS
6 7 (1.50%) Stata
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) SAP CO
1 9 (1.92%) SAP FI
1 9 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 9 (1.92%) SAP GTS
1 9 (1.92%) SAP HR
1 9 (1.92%) SAP MM
1 9 (1.92%) SAP PM
1 9 (1.92%) SAP PS
1 9 (1.92%) SAP R/3
2 5 (1.07%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.11%) Azure
2 41 (8.76%) AWS
3 39 (8.33%) Power Platform
4 32 (6.84%) SaaS
5 16 (3.42%) Azure Machine Learning
6 12 (2.56%) PaaS
7 7 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.50%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.28%) Serverless
9 5 (1.07%) Apigee
9 5 (1.07%) GCP
10 4 (0.85%) G Suite
10 4 (0.85%) GitHub
11 3 (0.64%) IaaS
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.43%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.49%) GPON
2 19 (4.06%) Broadband
3 12 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.07%) Internet
5 4 (0.85%) HTTP
6 3 (0.64%) Firewall
6 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.43%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) 5G
8 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (19.23%) Geospatial Data
2 79 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
3 72 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 48 (10.26%) Spatial Data
5 42 (8.97%) Big Data
6 41 (8.76%) Relational Database
7 40 (8.55%) QGIS
8 39 (8.33%) Power BI
9 35 (7.48%) RDBMS
10 22 (4.70%) JasperReports
11 21 (4.49%) Hadoop
12 17 (3.63%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (2.56%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.92%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.71%) Data Lake
15 8 (1.71%) QlikView
15 8 (1.71%) Redis
15 8 (1.71%) Riak
16 7 (1.50%) MySQL
17 6 (1.28%) HBase
Development Applications
1 54 (11.54%) JIRA
2 51 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 49 (10.47%) Git (software)
4 43 (9.19%) JUnit
5 39 (8.33%) Maven
6 32 (6.84%) TeamCity
7 28 (5.98%) Bitbucket
8 25 (5.34%) CruiseControl
8 25 (5.34%) FishEye
8 25 (5.34%) Hudson
9 22 (4.70%) Ant
10 21 (4.49%) JMeter
11 20 (4.27%) ClearQuest
12 18 (3.85%) Visual Studio
13 17 (3.63%) Subversion
14 16 (3.42%) Mockito
15 10 (2.14%) SoapUI
16 8 (1.71%) Mercurial
17 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 6 (1.28%) FinalBuilder
General
1 55 (11.75%) Telecoms
2 50 (10.68%) Finance
3 35 (7.48%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.78%) Marketing
5 12 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 12 (2.56%) Banking
6 8 (1.71%) Military
7 6 (1.28%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Retail
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 120 (25.64%) Developer
2 48 (10.26%) Analyst
3 47 (10.04%) Fibre Planner
4 42 (8.97%) Software Engineer
5 36 (7.69%) Architect
6 33 (7.05%) Consultant
7 28 (5.98%) Java Developer
8 21 (4.49%) Principal Engineer
8 21 (4.49%) Principal Software Engineer
9 19 (4.06%) Data Analyst
9 19 (4.06%) GIS Developer
10 18 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (3.85%) Java Engineer
10 18 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
10 18 (3.85%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.63%) Administrator
11 17 (3.63%) GIS Consultant
11 17 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
13 15 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.89%) .NET
2 62 (13.25%) Web Services
3 59 (12.61%) CSS
4 49 (10.47%) JSON
5 41 (8.76%) Spring
6 38 (8.12%) HTML
6 38 (8.12%) JMS
7 33 (7.05%) ASP.NET
8 31 (6.62%) REST
9 29 (6.20%) Middleware
9 29 (6.20%) React
10 28 (5.98%) RESTful
11 26 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 26 (5.56%) GWT
11 26 (5.56%) Hibernate
11 26 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (5.13%) PostGIS
13 23 (4.91%) Ajax
13 23 (4.91%) D3.js
13 23 (4.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 35 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 34 (7.26%) Fibre Optics
4 29 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.98%) User Experience
6 23 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
7 22 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (3.63%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.56%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.28%) Lidar
11 6 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (1.07%) Robotics
13 4 (0.85%) LLPG
13 4 (0.85%) Smart City
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.84%) Linux
2 18 (3.85%) Windows
3 9 (1.92%) Unix
4 8 (1.71%) Android
4 8 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.02%) Software Engineering
3 88 (18.80%) Analytics
4 75 (16.03%) Scrum
5 72 (15.38%) Project Management
6 67 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (14.10%) Artificial Intelligence
8 63 (13.46%) DevOps
8 63 (13.46%) Visualisation
9 62 (13.25%) Open Source
10 54 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (10.47%) Computer Science
11 49 (10.47%) Mathematics
12 48 (10.26%) Data Management
13 46 (9.83%) TDD
14 45 (9.62%) Test Automation
15 44 (9.40%) Data Science
16 41 (8.76%) Unit Testing
17 39 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
18 38 (8.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (26.28%) Python
2 121 (25.85%) SQL
3 111 (23.72%) JavaScript
4 85 (18.16%) C#
5 80 (17.09%) Java
6 41 (8.76%) C
7 40 (8.55%) R
8 24 (5.13%) C++
9 23 (4.91%) Java 8
10 22 (4.70%) T-SQL
11 16 (3.42%) PHP
12 15 (3.21%) Scala
13 11 (2.35%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.92%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.50%) Ruby
15 7 (1.50%) VBA
16 6 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.85%) ES6
18 3 (0.64%) VB
19 2 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 85 (18.16%) Degree
2 54 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
6 12 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.64%) CISM
9 3 (0.64%) CISSP
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) HNC
10 2 (0.43%) HND
10 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.21%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.21%) MCP
11 1 (0.21%) MCSE
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.55%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.50%) GDPR
3 6 (1.28%) QA
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) BS7666
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.41%) Docker
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.35%) Terraform
3 9 (1.92%) Ansible
4 5 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.97%) ESRI
3 41 (8.76%) Atlassian
4 40 (8.55%) Google
5 35 (7.48%) Oracle
6 27 (5.77%) Tableau
7 23 (4.91%) Mapbox
8 22 (4.70%) Adobe
9 21 (4.49%) SAP
10 18 (3.85%) BT
10 18 (3.85%) Openreach
10 18 (3.85%) Virgin Media
11 16 (3.42%) Mapinfo
11 16 (3.42%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.50%) Luciad
12 7 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.07%) IBM
14 3 (0.64%) GoldenSource
14 3 (0.64%) HP
15 2 (0.43%) VMware