Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 162 120
Rank change year-on-year +16 -42 -11
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,568 3,672 4,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.33% 2.25% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.46% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,466 2,867 3,531
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 139,685 149,404 163,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.57% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,106 118,704 137,397
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 +16 1,729 £70,000 +3.70% 167
South East -22 580 £60,000 +4.35% 93
Midlands +28 479 £57,500 +9.52% 71
West Midlands +34 391 £57,500 +9.52% 48
North of England +38 374 £62,500 +19.05% 73
North West +78 268 £60,000 +14.29% 44
South West +10 193 £60,000 +4.35% 30
East of England -29 157 £55,000 +4.76% 40
Yorkshire -29 94 £70,000 +27.27% 23
East Midlands -3 83 £52,500 +5.00% 23
North East +8 28 £70,000 +86.67% 6
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,068 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 779 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 739 (20.71%) Finance
4 662 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
5 628 (17.60%) Project Management
6 569 (15.95%) Degree
7 560 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
8 462 (12.95%) Marketing
9 453 (12.70%) SQL
10 452 (12.67%) Data Centre
11 448 (12.56%) Cisco
12 443 (12.42%) Office 365
13 425 (11.91%) VMware
14 422 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
15 398 (11.15%) Windows
16 374 (10.48%) ITIL
17 373 (10.45%) Active Directory
18 368 (10.31%) Business Development
19 348 (9.75%) Customer Requirements
20 339 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
21 334 (9.36%) Service Delivery
22 330 (9.25%) CRM
23 308 (8.63%) Analytics
24 295 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
25 286 (8.02%) Retail
25 286 (8.02%) Java
26 282 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
27 280 (7.85%) Migration
28 267 (7.48%) SaaS
29 265 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 185 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 117 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 71 (1.99%) Skype for Business
4 52 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 48 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 44 (1.23%) CMS
6 44 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 38 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (0.87%) IIS
9 31 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 29 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 28 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.76%) JBoss
13 25 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 21 (0.59%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.56%) Confluence
16 18 (0.50%) Apache
17 16 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 169 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 105 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 62 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 58 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.45%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
9 4 (0.11%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.028%) GIMP
11 1 (0.028%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 156 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
6 17 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 16 (0.45%) SAP CO
7 16 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 15 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 15 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
8 15 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
9 14 (0.39%) HFM
9 14 (0.39%) Scribe Insight
10 12 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
11 11 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
12 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.28%) SAP HR
13 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 779 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 560 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
3 443 (12.42%) Office 365
4 267 (7.48%) SaaS
5 252 (7.06%) IaaS
6 226 (6.33%) PaaS
7 150 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
8 101 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 95 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
10 76 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 63 (1.77%) Serverless
12 45 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 44 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
14 43 (1.21%) Amazon S3
15 38 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
16 26 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
17 25 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
18 24 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
19 23 (0.64%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
20 22 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 249 (6.98%) WAN
2 248 (6.95%) Firewall
3 205 (5.75%) LAN
4 196 (5.49%) Network Security
5 195 (5.47%) Wireless
6 142 (3.98%) Internet
6 142 (3.98%) VPN
7 140 (3.92%) Unified Communications
8 111 (3.11%) MPLS
9 103 (2.89%) SAN
10 98 (2.75%) DNS
11 87 (2.44%) WLAN
12 79 (2.21%) TCP/IP
13 65 (1.82%) Skype
14 52 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (1.43%) HTTP
16 49 (1.37%) OSPF
17 46 (1.29%) Cisco Firepower
18 45 (1.26%) VLAN
19 42 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 187 (5.24%) Big Data
3 125 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 92 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 67 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 63 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (1.74%) Power BI
9 58 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 54 (1.51%) MySQL
10 54 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 52 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 50 (1.40%) Data Lake
13 48 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 45 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 45 (1.26%) MongoDB
15 33 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
16 28 (0.78%) SAP HANA
17 23 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 99 (2.77%) Git (software)
1 99 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 63 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 56 (1.57%) JIRA
4 47 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 43 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 40 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 36 (1.01%) Selenium
8 34 (0.95%) Cucumber
9 29 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (0.73%) Maven
11 22 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 22 (0.62%) Subversion
12 19 (0.53%) Appium
12 19 (0.53%) JUnit
13 17 (0.48%) Calabash
13 17 (0.48%) JBehave
13 17 (0.48%) WatiN
13 17 (0.48%) WATIR
14 15 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 739 (20.71%) Finance
2 462 (12.95%) Marketing
3 286 (8.02%) Retail
4 234 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 153 (4.29%) Banking
6 132 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 115 (3.22%) Advertising
8 77 (2.16%) Publishing
9 73 (2.05%) German Language
10 64 (1.79%) Legal
11 49 (1.37%) French Language
12 48 (1.35%) Law
13 46 (1.29%) Italian Language
14 43 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 34 (0.95%) Billing
16 32 (0.90%) Retail Banking
17 31 (0.87%) Games
18 24 (0.67%) Back Office
18 24 (0.67%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,135 (31.81%) Architect
2 1,006 (28.20%) Consultant
3 652 (18.27%) Solutions Architect
4 291 (8.16%) Presales Consultant
5 214 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
6 211 (5.91%) Technical Architect
7 187 (5.24%) Project Manager
8 180 (5.04%) Technical Consultant
9 134 (3.76%) Analyst
10 123 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
11 120 (3.36%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 116 (3.25%) Developer
13 112 (3.14%) Senior Consultant
14 104 (2.91%) Security Architect
15 98 (2.75%) Presales Engineer
16 95 (2.66%) Security Solutions Architect
17 88 (2.47%) Presales Solution Architect
17 88 (2.47%) Senior Manager
18 84 (2.35%) Lead Architect
19 83 (2.33%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (6.19%) .NET
2 198 (5.55%) Web Services
3 173 (4.85%) HTML
4 112 (3.14%) CSS
5 103 (2.89%) XML
6 75 (2.10%) ASP.NET
7 68 (1.91%) Node.js
8 62 (1.74%) AngularJS
9 51 (1.43%) JSON
10 50 (1.40%) Middleware
11 48 (1.35%) REST
12 47 (1.32%) React
13 44 (1.23%) J2EE
14 41 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 38 (1.07%) Spring
16 36 (1.01%) SOAP
17 30 (0.84%) HTML5
18 29 (0.81%) Backbone.js
19 27 (0.76%) jQuery
20 26 (0.73%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 452 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 339 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
4 177 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 134 (3.76%) Public Cloud
6 131 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 127 (3.56%) Virtual Team
8 115 (3.22%) Fintech
9 105 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (2.80%) Driving Licence
11 84 (2.35%) Management Information System
12 82 (2.30%) User Experience
13 57 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
13 57 (1.60%) Mobile App
14 50 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 44 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 44 (1.23%) Replication
16 41 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
17 39 (1.09%) Private Cloud
18 34 (0.95%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 398 (11.15%) Windows
2 203 (5.69%) Windows Server
3 194 (5.44%) Linux
4 110 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 84 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (2.24%) Unix
8 58 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 37 (1.04%) Windows 8
10 28 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.39%) Android
13 12 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.31%) Mesosphere
14 11 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.28%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.22%) AIX
16 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (17.60%) Project Management
3 422 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
4 374 (10.48%) ITIL
5 368 (10.31%) Business Development
6 348 (9.75%) Customer Requirements
7 334 (9.36%) Service Delivery
8 330 (9.25%) CRM
9 308 (8.63%) Analytics
10 280 (7.85%) Migration
11 265 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 263 (7.37%) PRINCE2
13 257 (7.20%) Mentoring
14 212 (5.94%) DevOps
15 194 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
16 190 (5.33%) Service Management
17 184 (5.16%) ERP
18 170 (4.76%) Decision-Making
19 162 (4.54%) Scrum
20 160 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 453 (12.70%) SQL
2 286 (8.02%) Java
3 232 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 186 (5.21%) C#
5 161 (4.51%) Python
6 128 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 103 (2.89%) C
8 65 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 45 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 40 (1.12%) PHP
11 37 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.04%) Ruby
12 36 (1.01%) Perl
13 32 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.76%) X++
15 26 (0.73%) C++
15 26 (0.73%) R
15 26 (0.73%) Scala
16 24 (0.67%) U-SQL
17 18 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 569 (15.95%) Degree
2 282 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
3 216 (6.05%) CCNP
4 197 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 194 (5.44%) Security Cleared
6 147 (4.12%) MCSE
7 120 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 114 (3.20%) PMI Certification
9 110 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 102 (2.86%) PMP
11 99 (2.77%) CCIE
12 91 (2.55%) CCNA
13 86 (2.41%) CCDP
13 86 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 72 (2.02%) ISEB
15 53 (1.49%) CISSP
16 52 (1.46%) MCP
16 52 (1.46%) MCSA
16 52 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 42 (1.18%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.06%) GDPR
2 135 (3.78%) QA
3 66 (1.85%) SLA
4 61 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.37%) PMO
6 27 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 25 (0.70%) COBIT
8 20 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.50%) GPG13
10 13 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.36%) WCAG
11 8 (0.22%) SEPA
12 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.14%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.056%) PSD2
System Software
1 373 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 295 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 86 (2.41%) Docker
5 48 (1.35%) XenApp
6 46 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 37 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.90%) VMware NSX
8 32 (0.90%) vSphere
9 25 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.42%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.36%) XenServer
13 9 (0.25%) Firmware
13 9 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.14%) KVM
16 4 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 117 (3.28%) SCCM
2 86 (2.41%) Puppet
3 83 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (1.93%) Ansible
5 61 (1.71%) Terraform
6 59 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 48 (1.35%) SCVMM
8 38 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.56%) QRadar
10 17 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.42%) SCOM
12 14 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (0.36%) Cobbler
13 13 (0.36%) Consul
14 12 (0.34%) Packer
15 11 (0.31%) Automic
15 11 (0.31%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.28%) vRealize
17 9 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
17 9 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,068 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 448 (12.56%) Cisco
3 425 (11.91%) VMware
4 259 (7.26%) Oracle
5 221 (6.19%) Citrix
6 194 (5.44%) SAP
7 162 (4.54%) Juniper
8 141 (3.95%) Google
9 140 (3.92%) F5
10 136 (3.81%) NetApp
11 135 (3.78%) CheckPoint
12 131 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
13 129 (3.62%) EMC
14 115 (3.22%) HP
15 112 (3.14%) Fortinet
16 82 (2.30%) Dell
17 73 (2.05%) IBM
18 68 (1.91%) Splunk
19 59 (1.65%) Palo Alto
20 55 (1.54%) Tableau