Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 643 590 637
Rank change year-on-year -53 +47 +204
Permanent jobs citing GIS 363 89 465
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.18% 0.70% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 207 66 405
10th Percentile £30,860 £30,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +31.76% -10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £71,250 £52,188 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £43,384
% change year-on-year +29.41% -2.04% -2.51%

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 30,775 12,759 34,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.98% 28.96% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 20,176 10,893 29,049
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +27 142 £47,500 +5.56% 19
London -195 82 £60,926 +43.36% 13
South East -144 45 £65,000 +44.44% 17
North of England -105 40 £60,000 - 6
Midlands -115 30 £47,500 +35.71% 14
West Midlands -96 25 £57,500 +64.29% 10
North West -80 23 £67,500 - 6
East of England -95 20 £45,000 +36.36% 8
Yorkshire - 17 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £30,000 - 4
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UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 170 (46.83%) Azure
2 159 (43.80%) AWS
3 155 (42.70%) Python
4 134 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (36.91%) Software Engineering
5 127 (34.99%) DevOps
6 124 (34.16%) JavaScript
7 121 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 108 (29.75%) React
9 106 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
10 98 (27.00%) QGIS
11 97 (26.72%) Linux
12 93 (25.62%) OpenLayers
13 91 (25.07%) Leaflet
14 90 (24.79%) GeoServer
15 89 (24.52%) Ubuntu
16 88 (24.24%) C#
17 84 (23.14%) CSS
18 78 (21.49%) .NET
19 75 (20.66%) Artificial Intelligence
19 75 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
20 68 (18.73%) HTTP
21 66 (18.18%) Docker
22 65 (17.91%) ETL
23 59 (16.25%) Social Skills
24 57 (15.70%) Kubernetes
25 54 (14.88%) GCP
25 54 (14.88%) Machine Learning
25 54 (14.88%) Geospatial Data
26 51 (14.05%) Big Data

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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 90 (24.79%) GeoServer
2 43 (11.85%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (0.55%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Smallworld
Applications
1 22 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.75%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.10%) Simulink
5 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.83%) Maximo
1 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.28%) iTrent
3 1 (0.28%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 170 (46.83%) Azure
2 159 (43.80%) AWS
3 54 (14.88%) GCP
4 15 (4.13%) Serverless
5 13 (3.58%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.65%) IaaS
7 5 (1.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 5 (1.38%) PaaS
8 4 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 4 (1.10%) SaaS
9 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.55%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (18.73%) HTTP
2 8 (2.20%) Firewall
3 7 (1.93%) Network Security
4 6 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (1.65%) Sourcefire
5 4 (1.10%) VPN
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
6 3 (0.83%) MPLS
7 2 (0.55%) ADSL
8 1 (0.28%) BGP
8 1 (0.28%) DNS
8 1 (0.28%) HSRP
8 1 (0.28%) Intranet
8 1 (0.28%) OSPF
8 1 (0.28%) RIP
8 1 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.28%) VRRP
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
2 98 (27.00%) QGIS
3 54 (14.88%) Geospatial Data
4 51 (14.05%) Big Data
5 32 (8.82%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.23%) Spatial Data
7 13 (3.58%) Power BI
8 10 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.48%) Tableau
10 8 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.20%) Metadata
11 4 (1.10%) EDMS
11 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.83%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.55%) MS Access
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.03%) JIRA
3 6 (1.65%) Metasploit
3 6 (1.65%) Selenium
4 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.83%) JMeter
5 3 (0.83%) JUnit
5 3 (0.83%) REST Assured
5 3 (0.83%) Subversion
6 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.55%) Hudson
6 2 (0.55%) Maven
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.55%) TestNG
7 1 (0.28%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (16.25%) Social Skills
2 50 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 22 (6.06%) Presentation Skills
5 14 (3.86%) Legal
5 14 (3.86%) Local Government
6 13 (3.58%) Finance
6 13 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.31%) Back Office
8 11 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (1.93%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.38%) Law
12 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 4 (1.10%) Marketing
12 4 (1.10%) Military
13 3 (0.83%) Publishing
14 2 (0.55%) Banking
14 2 (0.55%) Social Housing
15 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (23.97%) Developer
2 77 (21.21%) Software Engineer
3 55 (15.15%) Senior Developer
4 42 (11.57%) C# Developer
5 39 (10.74%) Analyst
6 29 (7.99%) GIS Analyst
7 27 (7.44%) Consultant
8 26 (7.16%) Senior Analyst
8 26 (7.16%) Senior C# Developer
9 25 (6.89%) Architect
10 23 (6.34%) Applications Support
11 22 (6.06%) Support Analyst
12 21 (5.79%) Applications Support Analyst
12 21 (5.79%) GIS Support
12 21 (5.79%) Senior Applications Support
12 21 (5.79%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 21 (5.79%) Senior GIS Analyst
12 21 (5.79%) Senior Support Analyst
13 20 (5.51%) Senior Software Engineer
14 17 (4.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (29.75%) React
2 93 (25.62%) OpenLayers
3 91 (25.07%) Leaflet
4 84 (23.14%) CSS
5 78 (21.49%) .NET
6 27 (7.44%) .NET Core
7 26 (7.16%) PostGIS
8 20 (5.51%) Django
9 18 (4.96%) .NET Framework
9 18 (4.96%) HTML
10 17 (4.68%) WPF
11 15 (4.13%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.58%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.75%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.48%) REST
14 9 (2.48%) RESTful
15 8 (2.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 7 (1.93%) jQuery
16 7 (1.93%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 27 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 11 (3.03%) User Experience
5 7 (1.93%) Acoustics
6 6 (1.65%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.38%) Lidar
8 4 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.83%) iPad
10 2 (0.55%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (26.72%) Linux
2 89 (24.52%) Ubuntu
3 21 (5.79%) Windows
4 3 (0.83%) CentOS
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
1 134 (36.91%) Software Engineering
2 127 (34.99%) DevOps
3 75 (20.66%) Artificial Intelligence
3 75 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (17.91%) ETL
5 54 (14.88%) Machine Learning
6 41 (11.29%) Analytics
7 39 (10.74%) Data Ingestion
8 37 (10.19%) Data Analysis
9 32 (8.82%) Data Analytics
10 29 (7.99%) Project Management
11 27 (7.44%) Data Management
12 22 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (5.51%) Asset Management
13 20 (5.51%) Computer Science
13 20 (5.51%) Digital Twin
13 20 (5.51%) Time Management
14 19 (5.23%) Data Modelling
15 17 (4.68%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 155 (42.70%) Python
2 124 (34.16%) JavaScript
3 88 (24.24%) C#
4 45 (12.40%) SQL
5 17 (4.68%) Java
6 11 (3.03%) R
7 9 (2.48%) PHP
8 6 (1.65%) C++
8 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.65%) Scala
8 6 (1.65%) VBA
9 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.83%) C
10 3 (0.83%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Java 11
12 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 121 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.50%) Degree
3 20 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.10%) HND
7 3 (0.83%) CISSP
7 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.55%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.55%) CISM
9 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) CCSP
9 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.28%) MBA
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (1.93%) GDPR
2 7 (1.93%) IEC 61131
3 6 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (1.65%) QA
3 6 (1.65%) TickIT
4 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) NIST
6 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (18.18%) Docker
2 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 57 (15.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.65%) Nessus
2 6 (1.65%) QRadar
2 6 (1.65%) Terraform
3 4 (1.10%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 31 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.44%) ESRI
3 11 (3.03%) Oracle
4 9 (2.48%) Databricks
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco
6 6 (1.65%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.65%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.65%) McAfee
6 6 (1.65%) Palo Alto
6 6 (1.65%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.65%) Trustwave
7 4 (1.10%) HubSpot
7 4 (1.10%) Openreach
8 3 (0.83%) Computacenter
8 3 (0.83%) Google
8 3 (0.83%) IBM
8 3 (0.83%) Remedy
8 3 (0.83%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe
9 2 (0.55%) SAP