Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 163 127
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36 -12
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,420 3,688 4,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.33% 2.21% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.40% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,351 2,901 3,328
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £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 134,744 153,414 159,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.67% 91.91% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 107,576 122,828 133,601
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +10 1,687 £70,000 - 169
South East -19 556 £60,000 +3.90% 84
Midlands +39 492 £62,500 +13.64% 70
West Midlands +37 399 £65,000 +18.18% 49
North of England +13 295 £60,000 +20.00% 79
South West +42 195 £60,000 +20.00% 40
North West +60 189 £55,000 +10.00% 50
East of England -8 142 £55,000 - 27
Yorkshire -35 90 £67,500 +22.73% 21
East Midlands +35 89 £48,750 -7.14% 21
North East +19 32 £70,000 +60.00% 8
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,053 (30.79%) Microsoft
2 888 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 716 (20.94%) Finance
4 659 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
5 600 (17.54%) Project Management
6 562 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
7 547 (15.99%) Degree
8 492 (14.39%) SQL
9 490 (14.33%) Office 365
10 440 (12.87%) Marketing
11 434 (12.69%) Active Directory
12 433 (12.66%) Windows
13 419 (12.25%) VMware
14 402 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
15 397 (11.61%) Cisco
16 394 (11.52%) Customer Requirements
17 385 (11.26%) Data Centre
18 340 (9.94%) Business Development
19 339 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
20 328 (9.59%) Analytics
21 326 (9.53%) Service Delivery
22 325 (9.50%) Firewall
23 323 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
24 317 (9.27%) Migration
24 317 (9.27%) ITIL
25 299 (8.74%) Java
26 292 (8.54%) Mentoring
27 279 (8.16%) DevOps
28 277 (8.10%) Oracle
29 274 (8.01%) IaaS

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
1 159 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 158 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 78 (2.28%) Skype for Business
4 64 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 56 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 43 (1.26%) CMS
7 41 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 41 (1.20%) IIS
8 37 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 34 (0.99%) Confluence
9 34 (0.99%) OpenStack
10 33 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 26 (0.76%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 21 (0.61%) Apache
17 18 (0.53%) JBoss
18 14 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 167 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 79 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.47%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
8 3 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) GIMP
9 1 (0.029%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.029%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 128 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.47%) SDL Web 8
7 15 (0.44%) NetSuite
8 14 (0.41%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.41%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.38%) Magento
9 13 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 11 (0.32%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
12 10 (0.29%) SAP GTS
12 10 (0.29%) SAP MM
12 10 (0.29%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 888 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 562 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
3 490 (14.33%) Office 365
4 274 (8.01%) IaaS
5 272 (7.95%) SaaS
6 253 (7.40%) PaaS
7 138 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
8 125 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 108 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 80 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
11 64 (1.87%) Serverless
12 63 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
12 63 (1.84%) Amazon S3
13 56 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 36 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
16 33 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
17 31 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
18 28 (0.82%) Azure Functions
19 21 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 325 (9.50%) Firewall
2 221 (6.46%) WAN
3 184 (5.38%) Network Security
4 179 (5.23%) LAN
5 150 (4.39%) Wireless
6 140 (4.09%) Unified Communications
7 133 (3.89%) Internet
8 109 (3.19%) MPLS
9 107 (3.13%) VPN
10 102 (2.98%) DNS
11 99 (2.89%) SAN
12 80 (2.34%) Skype
13 79 (2.31%) TCP/IP
14 52 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (1.52%) HTTP
15 46 (1.35%) VPLS
16 45 (1.32%) WebEx
17 42 (1.23%) OSPF
18 40 (1.17%) BGP
19 39 (1.14%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 164 (4.80%) Big Data
3 142 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 92 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 81 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 69 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 69 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 66 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
8 65 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 61 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 48 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 47 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
12 47 (1.37%) Power BI
13 45 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
14 42 (1.23%) MySQL
14 42 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (1.05%) MongoDB
16 35 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 32 (0.94%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 104 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 79 (2.31%) JIRA
3 78 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 67 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 61 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 49 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 49 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 35 (1.02%) Selenium
9 34 (0.99%) Cucumber
10 26 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.67%) Appium
11 23 (0.67%) Calabash
11 23 (0.67%) JBehave
11 23 (0.67%) JUnit
11 23 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 23 (0.67%) WatiN
11 23 (0.67%) WATIR
12 22 (0.64%) Subversion
13 20 (0.58%) Travis CI
General
1 716 (20.94%) Finance
2 440 (12.87%) Marketing
3 248 (7.25%) Retail
4 188 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 175 (5.12%) Banking
6 82 (2.40%) Legal
6 82 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 73 (2.13%) Publishing
8 62 (1.81%) Advertising
9 43 (1.26%) German Language
10 41 (1.20%) Billing
11 37 (1.08%) French Language
12 36 (1.05%) Law
13 34 (0.99%) Back Office
14 33 (0.96%) Front Office
15 31 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.85%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.82%) Games
19 20 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,054 (30.82%) Architect
2 962 (28.13%) Consultant
3 571 (16.70%) Solutions Architect
4 275 (8.04%) Presales Consultant
5 217 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
6 208 (6.08%) Technical Consultant
7 186 (5.44%) Technical Architect
8 171 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 146 (4.27%) Analyst
10 136 (3.98%) Developer
11 122 (3.57%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 121 (3.54%) Senior Consultant
13 113 (3.30%) Cloud Consultant
14 97 (2.84%) Business Analyst
15 82 (2.40%) Azure Architect
16 81 (2.37%) Presales Solution Architect
17 77 (2.25%) Presales Engineer
17 77 (2.25%) Senior Manager
18 66 (1.93%) Network Architect
19 63 (1.84%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (6.73%) .NET
2 185 (5.41%) Web Services
3 165 (4.82%) HTML
4 117 (3.42%) CSS
5 106 (3.10%) XML
6 85 (2.49%) ASP.NET
7 70 (2.05%) Node.js
8 56 (1.64%) AngularJS
9 47 (1.37%) REST
10 45 (1.32%) SOAP
11 44 (1.29%) Spring
12 41 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (1.14%) JSON
14 38 (1.11%) React
15 37 (1.08%) J2EE
16 30 (0.88%) Middleware
17 27 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
18 26 (0.76%) Backbone.js
19 24 (0.70%) Gherkin
20 23 (0.67%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 385 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 339 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
4 168 (4.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 141 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 123 (3.60%) Fintech
7 106 (3.10%) Virtual Team
8 92 (2.69%) User Experience
9 80 (2.34%) Driving Licence
10 75 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
11 67 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 57 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
13 55 (1.61%) Mobile App
14 44 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 44 (1.29%) Private Cloud
15 40 (1.17%) CMDB
16 35 (1.02%) Replication
17 33 (0.96%) Robotics
18 30 (0.88%) Blog
18 30 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 433 (12.66%) Windows
2 223 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 187 (5.47%) Linux
4 115 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 79 (2.31%) Unix
7 67 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 48 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 36 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.58%) Mesosphere
12 17 (0.50%) AIX
13 15 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.35%) Android
15 10 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.29%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (17.54%) Project Management
3 402 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
4 394 (11.52%) Customer Requirements
5 340 (9.94%) Business Development
6 328 (9.59%) Analytics
7 326 (9.53%) Service Delivery
8 317 (9.27%) ITIL
8 317 (9.27%) Migration
9 292 (8.54%) Mentoring
10 279 (8.16%) DevOps
11 265 (7.75%) CRM
12 261 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 256 (7.49%) PRINCE2
14 218 (6.37%) Thought Leadership
15 204 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
16 187 (5.47%) Data Protection
17 169 (4.94%) Computer Science
18 167 (4.88%) Service Management
19 166 (4.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 492 (14.39%) SQL
2 299 (8.74%) Java
3 212 (6.20%) JavaScript
4 182 (5.32%) C#
5 174 (5.09%) Python
6 157 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 115 (3.36%) C
8 51 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 51 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 50 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 49 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 40 (1.17%) Perl
12 39 (1.14%) Scala
13 35 (1.02%) PHP
14 26 (0.76%) R
15 24 (0.70%) Go
16 22 (0.64%) C++
17 20 (0.58%) Ruby
18 12 (0.35%) Java 8
19 10 (0.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 547 (15.99%) Degree
2 233 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
3 223 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 194 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 173 (5.06%) MCSE
6 162 (4.74%) CCNP
7 115 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 114 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 95 (2.78%) PMI Certification
10 77 (2.25%) MCSA
11 75 (2.19%) PMP
12 72 (2.11%) CCIE
13 66 (1.93%) CCNA
14 47 (1.37%) ISEB
15 45 (1.32%) CISSP
15 45 (1.32%) DV Cleared
15 45 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 42 (1.23%) AWS Certification
18 39 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (5.99%) GDPR
2 154 (4.50%) QA
3 71 (2.08%) SLA
4 54 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (1.55%) PMO
6 33 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 27 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.67%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.38%) GPG13
10 12 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.35%) WCAG
11 11 (0.32%) COBIT
12 8 (0.23%) SEPA
13 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.088%) GAMP
16 3 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 2 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 434 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 323 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 73 (2.13%) Docker
5 64 (1.87%) XenApp
6 59 (1.73%) XenDesktop
7 44 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (0.76%) vSphere
11 20 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 20 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.32%) XenServer
14 9 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.18%) Firmware
16 5 (0.15%) NFS
16 5 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 130 (3.80%) SCCM
2 97 (2.84%) Puppet
3 87 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (2.25%) Terraform
5 76 (2.22%) Ansible
6 68 (1.99%) SCVMM
7 56 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 52 (1.52%) Kubernetes
9 26 (0.76%) Consul
10 24 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
11 22 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 20 (0.58%) Automic
12 20 (0.58%) Prometheus
12 20 (0.58%) SCOM
12 20 (0.58%) SCOrch
13 13 (0.38%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.35%) Packer
14 12 (0.35%) SCDPM
15 11 (0.32%) SCSM
16 10 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,053 (30.79%) Microsoft
2 419 (12.25%) VMware
3 397 (11.61%) Cisco
4 277 (8.10%) Oracle
5 247 (7.22%) Citrix
6 161 (4.71%) SAP
7 122 (3.57%) Google
8 118 (3.45%) NetApp
9 114 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
10 111 (3.25%) Juniper
11 103 (3.01%) EMC
12 99 (2.89%) CheckPoint
13 94 (2.75%) HP
14 86 (2.51%) Dell
15 80 (2.34%) F5
16 67 (1.96%) Fortinet
17 65 (1.90%) Palo Alto
18 63 (1.84%) IBM
18 63 (1.84%) Veeam
19 53 (1.55%) Splunk