Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 773 770 677
Rank change year-on-year -3 -93 +62
Permanent jobs citing GIS 301 392 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.79% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 218 248 349
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -13.27% +8.89%
10th Percentile £31,351 £25,000 £29,685
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +5.56%

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 40,288 49,729 49,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.54% 30.62% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 33,349 41,662 42,435
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%

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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 22 January 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 22 January 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
South East +34 118 £47,500 +39.71% 20
London +47 68 £40,000 -27.27% 16
South West +46 42 £43,450 -3.44% 10
North of England +12 39 £40,000 -39.16% 13
East of England -4 20 £53,750 +53.57% 15
Yorkshire +25 18 £41,250 - 3
North West -7 15 £40,000 -40.74% 10
Midlands +20 12 £42,500 +18.06% 4
West Midlands +30 9 £42,500 +15.65% 4
North East +16 6 £40,000 +23.08%
East Midlands +11 3 £45,000 +38.46%
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 110 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.23%) Degree
3 78 (25.91%) Python
4 73 (24.25%) SQL
5 62 (20.60%) Security Cleared
6 58 (19.27%) C#
7 53 (17.61%) PostgreSQL
7 53 (17.61%) Software Engineering
8 52 (17.28%) Geospatial Data
9 49 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (15.95%) Java
11 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 42 (13.95%) .NET
12 42 (13.95%) Finance
12 42 (13.95%) SC Cleared
13 40 (13.29%) CSS
14 38 (12.62%) JavaScript
14 38 (12.62%) CAD
14 38 (12.62%) Git (software)
15 35 (11.63%) Configuration Management
15 35 (11.63%) SQL Server
15 35 (11.63%) Windows
16 34 (11.30%) Telecoms
16 34 (11.30%) ArcGIS
17 33 (10.96%) C++
17 33 (10.96%) SAP
18 32 (10.63%) HTML
19 31 (10.30%) Linux
19 31 (10.30%) ESRI
19 31 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure

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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 34 (11.30%) ArcGIS
2 18 (5.98%) Apache
3 16 (5.32%) nginx
4 14 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.32%) GeoServer
6 12 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.65%) Apache Spark
7 11 (3.65%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.32%) Confluence
9 7 (2.33%) Documentum
10 4 (1.33%) Jupyter
10 4 (1.33%) Smallworld
10 4 (1.33%) WordPress
11 3 (1.00%) IIS
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.33%) Drupal
12 1 (0.33%) JBoss
12 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 27 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.65%) MS Visio
3 15 (4.98%) Autodesk Inventor
4 9 (2.99%) AutoCAD
5 8 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (1.33%) SPSS
6 4 (1.33%) Stata
7 2 (0.66%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.33%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.33%) Revit
8 1 (0.33%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 22 (7.31%) SAP CO
1 22 (7.31%) SAP FI
1 22 (7.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 18 (5.98%) SAP PM
3 15 (4.98%) SAP GTS
3 15 (4.98%) SAP HR
3 15 (4.98%) SAP MM
3 15 (4.98%) SAP PS
3 15 (4.98%) SAP R/3
4 7 (2.33%) SAP ERP
4 7 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.32%) SaaS
4 7 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.00%) G Suite
5 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.33%) Network Security
2 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.33%) Broadband
3 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) GPON
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) IPsec
3 1 (0.33%) MQTT
3 1 (0.33%) SNMP
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.61%) PostgreSQL
2 52 (17.28%) Geospatial Data
3 35 (11.63%) SQL Server
4 26 (8.64%) Big Data
5 20 (6.64%) QGIS
6 16 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 15 (4.98%) DB2
7 15 (4.98%) DTS
7 15 (4.98%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.98%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.65%) Spatial Data
9 13 (4.32%) MongoDB
10 11 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (3.65%) CouchDB
10 11 (3.65%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.65%) Redis
10 11 (3.65%) Riak
11 10 (3.32%) Oracle Database
12 9 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (2.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 38 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.98%) JIRA
3 15 (4.98%) Subversion
4 11 (3.65%) Mercurial
4 11 (3.65%) Selenium
5 8 (2.66%) JMeter
6 7 (2.33%) Aptana Studio
6 7 (2.33%) JUnit
6 7 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.99%) Maven
8 4 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.33%) Mockito
8 4 (1.33%) RStudio
9 3 (1.00%) Gatling
9 3 (1.00%) Hudson
9 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.00%) Xcode
10 2 (0.66%) CruiseControl
General
1 42 (13.95%) Finance
2 34 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.31%) Military
4 18 (5.98%) Electronics
5 15 (4.98%) Aerospace
5 15 (4.98%) Marketing
5 15 (4.98%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.99%) Banking
6 6 (1.99%) Legal
7 5 (1.66%) Games
8 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.00%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (24.58%) Developer
2 38 (12.62%) Consultant
3 29 (9.63%) Analyst
4 22 (7.31%) Software Engineer
5 20 (6.64%) GIS Analyst
6 18 (5.98%) Python Developer
6 18 (5.98%) SAP Consultant
6 18 (5.98%) SAP PM Consultant
7 17 (5.65%) Software Developer
8 15 (4.98%) Field Engineer
8 15 (4.98%) Managing Consultant
8 15 (4.98%) SAP PLM Consultant
9 14 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.99%) Java Engineer
10 12 (3.99%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.65%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.32%) C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) Senior Field Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) C++ Developer
13 9 (2.99%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.95%) .NET
2 40 (13.29%) CSS
3 32 (10.63%) HTML
4 27 (8.97%) XML
5 26 (8.64%) Middleware
6 18 (5.98%) Leaflet
6 18 (5.98%) REST
7 16 (5.32%) SOAP
7 16 (5.32%) Web Services
8 15 (4.98%) AngularJS
8 15 (4.98%) ASP.NET
8 15 (4.98%) BAPI
8 15 (4.98%) HTML5
8 15 (4.98%) IDoc
9 13 (4.32%) J2EE
9 13 (4.32%) PostGIS
10 12 (3.99%) jQuery
10 12 (3.99%) OpenLayers
10 12 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (3.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.32%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.65%) CMDB
5 14 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.99%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.66%) Linked Data
8 3 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.00%) Tandem
8 3 (1.00%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Acoustics
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.63%) Windows
2 31 (10.30%) Linux
3 11 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.99%) Unix
4 6 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.66%) Android
6 2 (0.66%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.61%) Software Engineering
3 49 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (12.62%) CAD
5 35 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 29 (9.63%) Computer Science
6 29 (9.63%) Project Management
6 29 (9.63%) Web Development
7 26 (8.64%) Mathematics
7 26 (8.64%) Visualisation
8 22 (7.31%) EAM
8 22 (7.31%) SDLC
8 22 (7.31%) Test Automation
9 21 (6.98%) Presales
9 21 (6.98%) System Testing
10 20 (6.64%) Asset Management
10 20 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (6.64%) Data Management
10 20 (6.64%) Logistics
11 19 (6.31%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 78 (25.91%) Python
2 73 (24.25%) SQL
3 58 (19.27%) C#
4 48 (15.95%) Java
5 38 (12.62%) JavaScript
6 33 (10.96%) C++
7 27 (8.97%) C
8 16 (5.32%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.99%) PHP
10 7 (2.33%) VB
10 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.33%) VB6
10 7 (2.33%) VBScript
11 6 (1.99%) R
12 5 (1.66%) Ruby
13 4 (1.33%) Go
13 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.66%) Delphi
14 2 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 91 (30.23%) Degree
2 62 (20.60%) Security Cleared
3 42 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.31%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (3.32%) HNC
6 10 (3.32%) HND
7 8 (2.66%) PhD
8 6 (1.99%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.66%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.33%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.33%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (1.00%) CISSP
12 2 (0.66%) CISM
12 2 (0.66%) GIAC
12 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.64%) QA
2 10 (3.32%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.99%) PMO
4 6 (1.99%) SLA
5 4 (1.33%) GxP
6 2 (0.66%) GDPR
6 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (9.97%) Docker
2 14 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (5.98%) Ansible
2 14 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.33%) Terraform
4 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.00%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.96%) SAP
3 31 (10.30%) ESRI
4 28 (9.30%) Oracle
5 20 (6.64%) Google
6 12 (3.99%) Mapinfo
6 12 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.66%) Tableau
8 7 (2.33%) Autodesk
8 7 (2.33%) OpenText
8 7 (2.33%) Software AG
8 7 (2.33%) webMethods
8 7 (2.33%) Workday
9 5 (1.66%) Mapbox
10 4 (1.33%) Luciad
10 4 (1.33%) Palantir
10 4 (1.33%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.00%) Alteryx
11 3 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.00%) Splunk