Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 125 109
Rank change year-on-year -31 -16 -20
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,689 4,322 5,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 2.60% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.91% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,889 3,107 4,181
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -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 146,837 148,660 173,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.83% 89.54% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 119,257 123,815 145,072
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -9 1,797 £70,000 +3.70% 309
South East -54 698 £60,000 - 92
Midlands -22 442 £55,000 +22.22% 77
West Midlands -4 363 £55,000 +15.79% 46
North of England -20 305 £52,500 +5.00% 82
East of England -46 197 £55,000 -8.33% 37
Yorkshire +12 169 £55,000 +15.79% 29
South West +9 158 £50,000 +3.09% 17
North West -48 120 £52,500 -4.55% 45
East Midlands -40 76 £52,500 +31.25% 28
North East -9 17 £45,000 - 8
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,035 (28.06%) Microsoft
2 804 (21.79%) Finance
3 718 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 552 (14.96%) Degree
5 541 (14.67%) Project Management
6 533 (14.45%) SQL
7 532 (14.42%) VMware
8 502 (13.61%) Windows
9 487 (13.20%) Cisco
10 462 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
11 430 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
12 391 (10.60%) Customer Requirements
13 388 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 374 (10.14%) Data Centre
15 372 (10.08%) Active Directory
16 365 (9.89%) ITIL
17 357 (9.68%) Analytics
18 350 (9.49%) Office 365
19 334 (9.05%) Service Delivery
19 334 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
20 332 (9.00%) Java
21 331 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
22 330 (8.95%) Retail
22 330 (8.95%) Marketing
23 322 (8.73%) Business Development
24 313 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
25 301 (8.16%) Oracle
26 284 (7.70%) Migration
27 266 (7.21%) CRM
28 255 (6.91%) JavaScript

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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 111 (3.01%) Skype for Business
3 84 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 59 (1.60%) IIS
5 50 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 42 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 28 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (0.65%) Apache
12 23 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.57%) CMS
15 19 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.49%) SAS
17 14 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
18 13 (0.35%) WebLogic
19 9 (0.24%) Apache Solr
19 9 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 142 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.62%) Autodesk Inventor
7 16 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.11%) Stata
9 3 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.081%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.081%) LibreOffice
9 3 (0.081%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 3 (0.081%) SPSS
10 1 (0.027%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 94 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 42 (1.14%) SAP CO
4 42 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 30 (0.81%) SAP HR
5 30 (0.81%) SAP MM
5 30 (0.81%) SAP PM
6 28 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
7 25 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
7 25 (0.68%) SAP GTS
7 25 (0.68%) SAP PS
8 24 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
8 24 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 23 (0.62%) SAP R/3
10 22 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
11 20 (0.54%) Sage X3
12 16 (0.43%) SAP Business One
13 15 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
14 14 (0.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 718 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 430 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
3 350 (9.49%) Office 365
4 251 (6.80%) SaaS
5 239 (6.48%) IaaS
6 198 (5.37%) PaaS
7 117 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
8 93 (2.52%) Serverless
9 72 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 65 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 65 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
11 57 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
12 48 (1.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 29 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (0.62%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.60%) npm
16 21 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
18 14 (0.38%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 243 (6.59%) Firewall
2 237 (6.42%) WAN
3 227 (6.15%) Wireless
4 208 (5.64%) LAN
5 149 (4.04%) VPN
6 140 (3.80%) Unified Communications
7 117 (3.17%) TCP/IP
8 116 (3.14%) MPLS
8 116 (3.14%) Skype
9 109 (2.95%) Network Security
10 101 (2.74%) Internet
11 90 (2.44%) SAN
12 89 (2.41%) VoIP
13 88 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (1.92%) DNS
15 61 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 59 (1.60%) BGP
17 58 (1.57%) OSPF
18 49 (1.33%) HTTP
18 49 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 202 (5.48%) Big Data
3 100 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (2.71%) Power BI
4 80 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 75 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 75 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (1.87%) Data Lake
6 69 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 68 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 43 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 43 (1.17%) MySQL
11 42 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (1.11%) GIS
13 40 (1.08%) Hadoop
14 28 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 28 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 127 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 98 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 51 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 33 (0.89%) JIRA
6 31 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (0.54%) gulp
7 20 (0.54%) Maven
8 18 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.46%) Selenium
10 16 (0.43%) webpack
11 14 (0.38%) Grunt
11 14 (0.38%) PostCSS
11 14 (0.38%) Travis CI
12 11 (0.30%) Hudson
13 9 (0.24%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.24%) TestComplete
13 9 (0.24%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 804 (21.79%) Finance
2 330 (8.95%) Marketing
2 330 (8.95%) Retail
3 235 (6.37%) Banking
4 192 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 158 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 116 (3.14%) Advertising
7 104 (2.82%) Legal
8 79 (2.14%) Billing
9 72 (1.95%) German Language
10 64 (1.73%) Front Office
11 55 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 53 (1.44%) Publishing
13 45 (1.22%) Military
14 40 (1.08%) French Language
15 39 (1.06%) Back Office
16 37 (1.00%) Investment Banking
17 26 (0.70%) Aerospace
18 22 (0.60%) Electronics
18 22 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,240 (33.61%) Consultant
2 860 (23.31%) Architect
3 507 (13.74%) Solutions Architect
4 385 (10.44%) Presales Consultant
5 233 (6.32%) Technical Consultant
6 226 (6.13%) Analyst
7 157 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
8 147 (3.98%) Project Manager
9 136 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
10 135 (3.66%) Technical Architect
11 127 (3.44%) Presales Engineer
12 122 (3.31%) Business Analyst
13 110 (2.98%) Security Consultant
14 96 (2.60%) Cloud Consultant
15 92 (2.49%) Developer
16 87 (2.36%) Technical Presales Consultant
17 86 (2.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
18 84 (2.28%) Solutions Consultant
19 76 (2.06%) Azure Consultant
20 74 (2.01%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (5.75%) .NET
2 162 (4.39%) Web Services
3 152 (4.12%) HTML
4 106 (2.87%) CSS
5 105 (2.85%) REST
6 88 (2.39%) XML
7 77 (2.09%) SOAP
8 76 (2.06%) Middleware
9 64 (1.73%) AngularJS
10 44 (1.19%) J2EE
11 34 (0.92%) JSON
12 33 (0.89%) ASP.NET
12 33 (0.89%) Node.js
13 30 (0.81%) BAPI
13 30 (0.81%) IDoc
14 29 (0.79%) Ajax
14 29 (0.79%) HTML5
14 29 (0.79%) Java EE
15 25 (0.68%) WCF
16 24 (0.65%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 374 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 313 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 139 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 131 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 110 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 87 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 84 (2.28%) User Experience
9 74 (2.01%) Fintech
10 73 (1.98%) Private Cloud
11 72 (1.95%) Replication
12 68 (1.84%) Mobile App
13 56 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 48 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
15 45 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
16 39 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
17 36 (0.98%) Tandem
18 33 (0.89%) Fat Client
18 33 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 33 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 502 (13.61%) Windows
2 231 (6.26%) Windows Server
3 226 (6.13%) Linux
4 127 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (2.79%) Unix
7 92 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 79 (2.14%) Android
9 56 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 26 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.62%) VMS
14 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.54%) Solaris
14 20 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.30%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (14.67%) Project Management
2 462 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (10.60%) Customer Requirements
4 365 (9.89%) ITIL
5 357 (9.68%) Analytics
6 334 (9.05%) Service Delivery
6 334 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 331 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
8 322 (8.73%) Business Development
9 284 (7.70%) Migration
10 266 (7.21%) CRM
11 252 (6.83%) SDLC
12 204 (5.53%) PRINCE2
13 172 (4.66%) ERP
14 167 (4.53%) Time Management
15 164 (4.45%) Business Analysis
16 162 (4.39%) TOGAF
17 156 (4.23%) Mentoring
18 145 (3.93%) Risk Management
19 143 (3.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 533 (14.45%) SQL
2 332 (9.00%) Java
3 255 (6.91%) JavaScript
4 219 (5.94%) C#
5 178 (4.83%) Python
6 110 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 89 (2.41%) C++
8 80 (2.17%) C
9 62 (1.68%) Ruby
10 49 (1.33%) R
11 45 (1.22%) Perl
12 33 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 30 (0.81%) PHP
14 25 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.52%) MATLAB
16 17 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.46%) U-SQL
17 16 (0.43%) VBA
18 12 (0.33%) X++
19 8 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 552 (14.96%) Degree
2 252 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
3 170 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 165 (4.47%) CCNP
5 162 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 118 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 118 (3.20%) SC Cleared
7 116 (3.14%) MCSE
8 113 (3.06%) CCNA
9 83 (2.25%) CISSP
10 81 (2.20%) CCIE
11 79 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 62 (1.68%) CCDP
13 57 (1.55%) ISEB
14 51 (1.38%) MCP
15 48 (1.30%) PMP
16 47 (1.27%) PMI Certification
17 40 (1.08%) CISM
18 38 (1.03%) MCSA
19 35 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.74%) QA
2 105 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.41%) SLA
4 47 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.17%) PMO
6 37 (1.00%) GDPR
7 34 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.43%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.38%) WCAG
11 13 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.30%) SEPA
13 10 (0.27%) COBIT
13 10 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.16%) GPG13
14 6 (0.16%) SAS 70
15 5 (0.14%) GCP
15 5 (0.14%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 388 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 372 (10.08%) Active Directory
3 208 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 77 (2.09%) XenApp
5 60 (1.63%) Docker
6 59 (1.60%) vSphere
7 55 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (0.49%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.46%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.16%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.11%) Xen
17 3 (0.081%) Snort
Systems Management
1 94 (2.55%) SCCM
2 83 (2.25%) Puppet
3 78 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 73 (1.98%) Ansible
5 72 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 45 (1.22%) SCVMM
7 31 (0.84%) Terraform
8 30 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 29 (0.79%) vRealize
10 26 (0.70%) Salt
11 23 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 22 (0.60%) SCOM
13 21 (0.57%) Cobbler
13 21 (0.57%) SCOrch
14 20 (0.54%) Mesos
14 20 (0.54%) Nagios
15 15 (0.41%) vCenter Server
16 14 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
17 12 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1,035 (28.06%) Microsoft
2 532 (14.42%) VMware
3 487 (13.20%) Cisco
4 301 (8.16%) Oracle
5 251 (6.80%) SAP
6 227 (6.15%) Citrix
7 176 (4.77%) HP
8 124 (3.36%) F5
9 112 (3.04%) NetApp
10 110 (2.98%) Google
11 108 (2.93%) IBM
12 97 (2.63%) CheckPoint
13 94 (2.55%) EMC
14 93 (2.52%) Juniper
15 91 (2.47%) Dell
16 87 (2.36%) Splunk
16 87 (2.36%) Tableau
17 63 (1.71%) Fortinet
17 63 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
18 53 (1.44%) Meraki