Period
to 22 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 151 170
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -40
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2,873 3,517 3,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.30% 2.32% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.52% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,145 2,397 2,920
England median annual salary £64,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.77% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

Presales is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115,058 139,361 155,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.11% 91.92% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91,947 111,887 124,218
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in England

Presales
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Presales in England.

Salary trend for Presales in England

Presales
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Presales in England

Presales
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Presales within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -6 1,300 £75,000 +7.14% 153
South East +21 554 £60,000 - 118
North of England +54 387 £45,000 -28.00% 60
Midlands -45 276 £62,500 +4.17% 51
Yorkshire +102 215 £42,500 -39.29% 16
West Midlands -54 200 £63,000 +0.80% 36
North West +4 158 £57,500 -4.17% 37
East of England +41 142 £60,000 +9.09% 27
South West -49 117 £52,500 -12.50% 31
East Midlands +16 71 £52,500 - 15
North East +4 14 £46,500 -33.57% 7
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, IT jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 854 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 853 (29.69%) Azure
3 571 (19.87%) AWS
4 498 (17.33%) Finance
5 443 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
6 406 (14.13%) Cisco
7 399 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 393 (13.68%) Project Management
9 387 (13.47%) Windows
10 381 (13.26%) Data Centre
11 344 (11.97%) VMware
12 339 (11.80%) SQL
13 327 (11.38%) Office 365
14 312 (10.86%) Project Delivery
15 307 (10.69%) Migration
16 299 (10.41%) Customer Requirements
16 299 (10.41%) DevOps
17 297 (10.34%) Degree
18 295 (10.27%) CCNP
19 289 (10.06%) Marketing
20 284 (9.89%) WAN
21 268 (9.33%) Active Directory
22 249 (8.67%) ITIL
23 244 (8.49%) Public Cloud
24 242 (8.42%) Firewall
25 240 (8.35%) VMware Infrastructure
26 234 (8.14%) Linux
27 232 (8.08%) Internet
28 227 (7.90%) SaaS
29 216 (7.52%) Java

Presales
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
1 148 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.26%) CMS
3 62 (2.16%) Skype for Business
4 54 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 51 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 39 (1.36%) Apache Solr
7 34 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 32 (1.11%) Confluence
9 28 (0.97%) EPiServer
10 23 (0.80%) IIS
11 21 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.56%) Apache
13 15 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.45%) SAS
15 10 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
18 7 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
19 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 64 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
7 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.22%) Magento
2 34 (1.18%) SDL Web 8
3 30 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
5 27 (0.94%) SAP Business One
6 21 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
7 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 13 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 13 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.42%) LatentZero
9 12 (0.42%) thinkFolio
10 11 (0.38%) HFM
11 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.35%) SAP BPC
11 10 (0.35%) SAP PS
12 9 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.31%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 853 (29.69%) Azure
2 571 (19.87%) AWS
3 327 (11.38%) Office 365
4 227 (7.90%) SaaS
5 180 (6.27%) IaaS
6 158 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 144 (5.01%) GCP
8 143 (4.98%) PaaS
9 114 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
10 73 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 62 (2.16%) Serverless
12 48 (1.67%) Power Platform
13 40 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 38 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
15 36 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
16 35 (1.22%) OpenShift
17 31 (1.08%) OneDrive
18 25 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
18 25 (0.87%) Azure Functions
18 25 (0.87%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 284 (9.89%) WAN
2 242 (8.42%) Firewall
3 232 (8.08%) Internet
4 182 (6.33%) MPLS
5 158 (5.50%) LAN
6 139 (4.84%) Network Security
7 112 (3.90%) Wireless
8 105 (3.65%) Unified Communications
9 93 (3.24%) BGP
10 76 (2.65%) Skype
11 68 (2.37%) VPN
12 57 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
13 54 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 52 (1.81%) SAN
15 50 (1.74%) Cisco Firepower
16 49 (1.71%) OSPF
17 48 (1.67%) TCP/IP
18 47 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (1.50%) HTTP
20 38 (1.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.06%) Big Data
2 152 (5.29%) SQL Server
3 121 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 113 (3.93%) Azure SQL Database
5 62 (2.16%) RDBMS
6 59 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (1.71%) MySQL
8 45 (1.57%) Power BI
9 42 (1.46%) NoSQL
10 39 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.18%) Endeca
12 31 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 28 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 24 (0.84%) Data Lake
17 23 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (0.77%) Oracle Database
19 21 (0.73%) SAP HANA
20 19 (0.66%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 67 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 67 (2.33%) JIRA
2 51 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 30 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 30 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 29 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.84%) Selenium
9 23 (0.80%) GoCD
9 23 (0.80%) JMeter
10 22 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (0.73%) IBM UrbanCode
11 21 (0.73%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.28%) Maven
13 6 (0.21%) GitLab
14 5 (0.17%) Chocolatey
14 5 (0.17%) MSI
14 5 (0.17%) MSTest
General
1 498 (17.33%) Finance
2 289 (10.06%) Marketing
3 156 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 151 (5.26%) Retail
5 139 (4.84%) Public Sector
6 109 (3.79%) Banking
7 58 (2.02%) German Language
8 52 (1.81%) Legal
9 51 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 51 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 38 (1.32%) Italian Language
11 21 (0.73%) Law
12 17 (0.59%) Advertising
13 15 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.52%) Local Government
14 14 (0.49%) French Language
15 13 (0.45%) Front Office
16 12 (0.42%) Electronics
16 12 (0.42%) Games
17 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 965 (33.59%) Consultant
2 740 (25.76%) Architect
3 437 (15.21%) Solutions Architect
4 233 (8.11%) Presales Consultant
5 213 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
6 180 (6.27%) Cloud Architect
7 169 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 126 (4.39%) Presales Engineer
9 114 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
10 113 (3.93%) Presales Solution Architect
11 98 (3.41%) Solutions Consultant
12 97 (3.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 92 (3.20%) Analyst
14 84 (2.92%) Security Consultant
15 82 (2.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 79 (2.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 78 (2.71%) Azure Architect
18 76 (2.65%) Network Consultant
18 76 (2.65%) Technical Architect
19 73 (2.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (6.58%) .NET
2 112 (3.90%) HTML
3 111 (3.86%) Web Services
4 78 (2.71%) XML
5 67 (2.33%) JSON
6 56 (1.95%) J2EE
7 50 (1.74%) Middleware
8 47 (1.64%) CSS
9 43 (1.50%) REST
10 35 (1.22%) ASP.NET
11 34 (1.18%) Spring
12 30 (1.04%) Node.js
13 23 (0.80%) HTML5
14 21 (0.73%) AngularJS
14 21 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (0.73%) SOAP
15 19 (0.66%) XSLT
16 18 (0.63%) jQuery
16 18 (0.63%) SAML
17 15 (0.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 381 (13.26%) Data Centre
2 244 (8.49%) Public Cloud
3 173 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 164 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 116 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 86 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 74 (2.58%) Private Cloud
8 58 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
10 42 (1.46%) User Experience
11 41 (1.43%) Social Media
12 39 (1.36%) Life Science
13 35 (1.22%) PKI
14 34 (1.18%) Driving Licence
14 34 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 27 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
16 25 (0.87%) Cloud Native
16 25 (0.87%) Replication
17 23 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 387 (13.47%) Windows
2 234 (8.14%) Linux
3 127 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 119 (4.14%) Windows 10
5 48 (1.67%) Unix
6 27 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (0.84%) Android
8 21 (0.73%) Mesosphere
9 15 (0.52%) Solaris
10 13 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.31%) AIX
12 8 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
12 8 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 7 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.17%) VMS
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (13.68%) Project Management
3 312 (10.86%) Project Delivery
4 307 (10.69%) Migration
5 299 (10.41%) Customer Requirements
5 299 (10.41%) DevOps
6 249 (8.67%) ITIL
7 215 (7.48%) Analytics
8 212 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
9 210 (7.31%) Service Delivery
10 200 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 179 (6.23%) Validation
12 155 (5.40%) Business Development
13 145 (5.05%) SDLC
14 144 (5.01%) Cybersecurity
15 138 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
15 138 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 137 (4.77%) ERP
16 137 (4.77%) IT Strategy
17 135 (4.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (11.80%) SQL
2 216 (7.52%) Java
3 173 (6.02%) Python
4 168 (5.85%) PowerShell
5 142 (4.94%) C#
6 127 (4.42%) JavaScript
7 90 (3.13%) C
8 73 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 59 (2.05%) C++
10 52 (1.81%) Ruby
11 50 (1.74%) R
12 30 (1.04%) Go
13 29 (1.01%) PHP
14 14 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.42%) Bourne shell
15 12 (0.42%) C-shell
15 12 (0.42%) Korn
16 11 (0.38%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.38%) Perl
16 11 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 443 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (10.34%) Degree
3 295 (10.27%) CCNP
4 204 (7.10%) CCNA
5 137 (4.77%) Security Cleared
6 117 (4.07%) CCIE
7 110 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 79 (2.75%) MCSE
9 75 (2.61%) SC Cleared
10 65 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 56 (1.95%) CCDP
12 39 (1.36%) MCSA
13 35 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 34 (1.18%) Master's Degree
15 31 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
16 29 (1.01%) CISSP
17 25 (0.87%) PMI Certification
18 24 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (0.84%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.69%) SLA
2 76 (2.65%) QA
3 52 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.50%) GDPR
5 31 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.94%) ISO 9001
7 26 (0.90%) PMO
8 21 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.59%) ISO 22301
11 14 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.42%) NIST
13 9 (0.31%) COBIT
13 9 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.10%) MiFID
15 3 (0.10%) NCSC
15 3 (0.10%) SEPA
16 2 (0.070%) HL7
System Software
1 268 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 240 (8.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 116 (4.04%) vCloud
5 87 (3.03%) Docker
6 57 (1.98%) XenDesktop
7 53 (1.84%) XenApp
8 31 (1.08%) VMware NSX
9 27 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.94%) vSphere
10 20 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.38%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (0.28%) NFS
16 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 5 (0.17%) Firmware
17 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 131 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 88 (3.06%) Ansible
3 85 (2.96%) Kubernetes
4 84 (2.92%) Puppet
5 78 (2.71%) Terraform
6 74 (2.58%) SCCM
7 48 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (0.97%) Nagios
9 24 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 23 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
10 23 (0.80%) Packer
11 21 (0.73%) Automic
11 21 (0.73%) Consul
11 21 (0.73%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.42%) FortiGate
13 12 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
14 10 (0.35%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.31%) Cacti
15 9 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 854 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 406 (14.13%) Cisco
3 344 (11.97%) VMware
4 188 (6.54%) Oracle
5 177 (6.16%) SAP
6 168 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
7 166 (5.78%) Citrix
8 101 (3.52%) IBM
9 98 (3.41%) Google
10 96 (3.34%) Dell
11 92 (3.20%) CheckPoint
11 92 (3.20%) HP
11 92 (3.20%) Palo Alto
12 85 (2.96%) NetApp
13 77 (2.68%) Juniper
14 74 (2.58%) Fortinet
15 64 (2.23%) Adobe
16 58 (2.02%) Meraki
17 57 (1.98%) EMC
18 44 (1.53%) hybris