Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 132 150
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18 -20
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2,438 3,607 3,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.15% 2.57% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.79% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,803 2,425 3,008
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

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 104,349 129,510 152,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.91% 92.24% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 83,374 103,421 125,251
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -27 1,179 £75,000 +3.45% 167
South East +15 517 £61,750 +7.39% 126
North of England +18 244 £47,500 -18.45% 62
Midlands -76 198 £65,000 +8.33% 50
West Midlands -75 147 £65,000 - 34
East of England +40 114 £57,500 +15.00% 21
North West -14 111 £50,000 -4.76% 31
Yorkshire +51 104 £45,000 -28.00% 27
South West -42 95 £60,000 - 25
East Midlands -20 47 £70,000 +52.17% 16
North East +6 29 £46,500 -33.57% 4
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 834 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 757 (31.05%) Azure
3 450 (18.46%) Finance
4 439 (18.01%) AWS
5 429 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
6 341 (13.99%) Project Management
7 322 (13.21%) Windows
8 318 (13.04%) Office 365
9 308 (12.63%) Cisco
10 294 (12.06%) Project Delivery
11 289 (11.85%) Migration
12 278 (11.40%) Degree
13 262 (10.75%) Data Centre
14 261 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
15 259 (10.62%) Marketing
16 239 (9.80%) Active Directory
17 238 (9.76%) SaaS
18 232 (9.52%) SQL
18 232 (9.52%) VMware
19 229 (9.39%) ITIL
20 223 (9.15%) DevOps
21 214 (8.78%) Oracle
22 210 (8.61%) Analytics
23 209 (8.57%) Public Cloud
24 205 (8.41%) Mentoring
25 190 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
26 187 (7.67%) Business Development
27 185 (7.59%) Firewall
28 184 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
29 178 (7.30%) Analytical Skills

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
1 126 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 88 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 59 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 53 (2.17%) CMS
5 35 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 28 (1.15%) IIS
7 27 (1.11%) Apache Spark
7 27 (1.11%) Confluence
8 16 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.62%) Apache
9 15 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.41%) Alfresco
13 9 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.29%) ArcGIS
15 7 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 109 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
5 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.082%) Avid Media Composer
6 2 (0.082%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.082%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.041%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 40 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 19 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
3 19 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 18 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (0.66%) Magento
6 12 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 11 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
8 10 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
8 10 (0.41%) LatentZero
8 10 (0.41%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.41%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 10 (0.41%) thinkFolio
9 9 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.37%) SAP BPC
10 8 (0.33%) HFM
10 8 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 757 (31.05%) Azure
2 439 (18.01%) AWS
3 318 (13.04%) Office 365
4 238 (9.76%) SaaS
5 154 (6.32%) PaaS
6 152 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 150 (6.15%) IaaS
8 109 (4.47%) GCP
9 61 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (1.93%) Serverless
12 42 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
13 38 (1.56%) Power Platform
14 30 (1.23%) OpenShift
15 28 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 28 (1.15%) OneDrive
16 24 (0.98%) Mimecast
17 22 (0.90%) G Suite
18 20 (0.82%) Oracle CX
19 18 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 185 (7.59%) Firewall
2 147 (6.03%) WAN
3 131 (5.37%) Wireless
4 106 (4.35%) LAN
4 106 (4.35%) Skype
5 86 (3.53%) MPLS
6 77 (3.16%) Unified Communications
7 75 (3.08%) Network Security
8 71 (2.91%) Internet
9 55 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (2.26%) VPN
9 55 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
10 46 (1.89%) SAN
11 42 (1.72%) DNS
12 41 (1.68%) BGP
13 36 (1.48%) Cisco Firepower
14 33 (1.35%) VLAN
15 31 (1.27%) TCP/IP
15 31 (1.27%) VPLS
16 29 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.22%) Big Data
3 91 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 69 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 43 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 41 (1.68%) MySQL
7 36 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 33 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.15%) Power BI
10 27 (1.11%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (0.62%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.62%) Oracle Database
17 14 (0.57%) Data Lake
18 13 (0.53%) HBase
19 12 (0.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 52 (2.13%) JIRA
2 42 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 42 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 24 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 19 (0.78%) JMeter
7 18 (0.74%) GoCD
7 18 (0.74%) Selenium
8 15 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.57%) Grunt
9 14 (0.57%) gulp
9 14 (0.57%) webpack
10 13 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.37%) Subversion
11 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.37%) WinDbg
12 8 (0.33%) IBM UrbanCode
12 8 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 450 (18.46%) Finance
2 259 (10.62%) Marketing
3 143 (5.87%) Public Sector
4 135 (5.54%) Retail
5 93 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 71 (2.91%) Banking
7 57 (2.34%) Legal
8 46 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.60%) Law
10 33 (1.35%) German Language
11 19 (0.78%) French Language
12 17 (0.70%) Advertising
13 14 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.53%) Publishing
14 13 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.45%) Front Office
16 11 (0.45%) Games
17 10 (0.41%) Automotive
17 10 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 828 (33.96%) Consultant
2 636 (26.09%) Architect
3 356 (14.60%) Solutions Architect
4 229 (9.39%) Presales Consultant
5 152 (6.23%) Technical Consultant
6 133 (5.46%) Cloud Architect
7 109 (4.47%) Analyst
8 108 (4.43%) Presales Engineer
9 106 (4.35%) Cloud Consultant
10 105 (4.31%) Senior Consultant
11 93 (3.81%) Azure Architect
12 85 (3.49%) Business Analyst
13 75 (3.08%) Project Manager
13 75 (3.08%) Solutions Consultant
14 73 (2.99%) Presales Solution Architect
15 67 (2.75%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 63 (2.58%) Network Consultant
16 63 (2.58%) Technical Architect
17 58 (2.38%) Developer
18 49 (2.01%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (7.14%) .NET
2 110 (4.51%) HTML
3 83 (3.40%) CSS
4 82 (3.36%) Web Services
5 62 (2.54%) REST
6 61 (2.50%) JSON
7 59 (2.42%) XML
8 43 (1.76%) Middleware
9 42 (1.72%) SOAP
10 40 (1.64%) ASP.NET
11 34 (1.39%) J2EE
12 31 (1.27%) HTML5
13 28 (1.15%) AngularJS
14 27 (1.11%) Node.js
15 26 (1.07%) React
16 24 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (0.94%) jQuery
18 18 (0.74%) XSLT
19 16 (0.66%) .NET Core
20 15 (0.62%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 262 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 209 (8.57%) Public Cloud
3 178 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (5.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 120 (4.92%) Virtual Team
6 109 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (2.71%) Private Cloud
8 56 (2.30%) User Experience
9 54 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 38 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.35%) Cloud Native
13 31 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 30 (1.23%) PKI
15 28 (1.15%) Management Information System
16 24 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.86%) Hedge funds
18 20 (0.82%) Replication
19 18 (0.74%) Wiki
20 17 (0.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 322 (13.21%) Windows
2 167 (6.85%) Linux
3 120 (4.92%) Windows 10
4 88 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 46 (1.89%) Unix
6 25 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.78%) Android
8 13 (0.53%) Solaris
9 11 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.33%) Mesosphere
11 8 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.25%) VMS
14 4 (0.16%) CentOS
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.082%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.082%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (13.99%) Project Management
3 294 (12.06%) Project Delivery
4 289 (11.85%) Migration
5 261 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
6 229 (9.39%) ITIL
7 223 (9.15%) DevOps
8 210 (8.61%) Analytics
9 205 (8.41%) Mentoring
10 187 (7.67%) Business Development
11 184 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
12 162 (6.64%) Service Delivery
13 158 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 157 (6.44%) CRM
15 151 (6.19%) Business Analysis
16 148 (6.07%) ERP
17 137 (5.62%) Customer Engagement
18 133 (5.46%) SDLC
19 126 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
20 119 (4.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (9.52%) SQL
2 160 (6.56%) C#
3 148 (6.07%) JavaScript
4 146 (5.99%) Java
5 126 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 117 (4.80%) Python
7 53 (2.17%) C
8 45 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 40 (1.64%) Ruby
10 36 (1.48%) C++
11 33 (1.35%) PHP
12 26 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.86%) Go
14 19 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.57%) Scala
16 13 (0.53%) R
17 12 (0.49%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.45%) VBA
19 10 (0.41%) Perl
19 10 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 278 (11.40%) Degree
2 190 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 128 (5.25%) Security Cleared
4 105 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 91 (3.73%) CCNP
6 81 (3.32%) CCIE
7 66 (2.71%) SC Cleared
8 50 (2.05%) CCNA
9 49 (2.01%) MCSE
10 40 (1.64%) CCDP
11 33 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (1.07%) CISSP
13 25 (1.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 25 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (0.90%) Master's Degree
15 20 (0.82%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.66%) MCSA
17 15 (0.62%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.91%) SLA
2 60 (2.46%) QA
3 23 (0.94%) GDPR
3 23 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 15 (0.62%) PMO
6 14 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.29%) NIST
9 7 (0.29%) PSD2
10 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.16%) FATCA
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.16%) MiFID
11 3 (0.12%) EMIR
11 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.12%) SEPA
12 2 (0.082%) COBIT
12 2 (0.082%) NCSC
System Software
1 239 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 160 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.13%) Docker
5 39 (1.60%) XenApp
6 36 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 24 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (0.66%) vSphere
10 12 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.37%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.12%) vCloud
16 2 (0.082%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 130 (5.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 98 (4.02%) SCCM
3 69 (2.83%) Kubernetes
4 65 (2.67%) Terraform
5 62 (2.54%) Puppet
6 55 (2.26%) Ansible
7 33 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.94%) FortiGate
9 20 (0.82%) Nagios
10 19 (0.78%) Packer
11 18 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
11 18 (0.74%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
12 15 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.53%) AirWatch
14 9 (0.37%) ThinApp
15 8 (0.33%) Consul
15 8 (0.33%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.33%) SCOM
15 8 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 834 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 308 (12.63%) Cisco
3 232 (9.52%) VMware
4 214 (8.78%) Oracle
5 140 (5.74%) Citrix
6 127 (5.21%) SAP
7 106 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 95 (3.90%) Google
9 93 (3.81%) IBM
10 79 (3.24%) Meraki
11 58 (2.38%) Juniper
12 56 (2.30%) Fortinet
13 54 (2.21%) HP
14 50 (2.05%) Adobe
15 48 (1.97%) Palo Alto
16 44 (1.80%) CheckPoint
17 41 (1.68%) Dell
18 38 (1.56%) ServiceNow
19 32 (1.31%) Veeam
20 31 (1.27%) NetApp