Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 130 109
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 -19
Permanent jobs citing Presales 4,014 4,112 5,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.55% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.82% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,984 3,056 4,327
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 150,856 145,885 173,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.82% 90.42% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 123,177 121,069 145,556
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 April 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 22 April 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 2,002 £70,000 +3.70% 192
South East -47 696 £60,000 - 82
Midlands +18 488 £52,500 +9.38% 38
West Midlands +8 415 £52,500 +5.00% 20
North of England -34 344 £55,000 +4.76% 37
East of England -22 237 £55,000 - 29
North West -40 171 £55,000 +4.76% 21
Yorkshire +2 157 £55,000 -2.22% 13
South West -17 142 £47,750 -13.18% 19
East Midlands +4 73 £48,750 +8.33% 18
North East -32 16 £42,500 +36.00% 3
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 1,222 (30.44%) Microsoft
2 914 (22.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 845 (21.05%) Finance
4 605 (15.07%) VMware
5 589 (14.67%) Project Management
6 581 (14.47%) Cisco
7 575 (14.32%) Degree
8 557 (13.88%) SQL
9 551 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
10 543 (13.53%) Windows
11 520 (12.95%) Service Delivery
12 490 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
13 485 (12.08%) Data Centre
14 450 (11.21%) Analytics
15 448 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 445 (11.09%) Customer Requirements
17 439 (10.94%) Active Directory
18 417 (10.39%) ITIL
19 412 (10.26%) Business Development
20 403 (10.04%) IaaS
21 389 (9.69%) Office 365
22 385 (9.59%) Retail
23 372 (9.27%) Marketing
24 363 (9.04%) Migration
25 361 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
26 346 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
27 343 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
28 338 (8.42%) CRM
29 333 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
30 317 (7.90%) Big Data

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
1 142 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 83 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 81 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 61 (1.52%) IIS
5 56 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 43 (1.07%) Apache Spark
7 37 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 36 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (0.85%) CMS
11 24 (0.60%) Apache
12 23 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
17 13 (0.32%) SAS
18 11 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 10 (0.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 149 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.52%) Autodesk Inventor
7 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.075%) LibreOffice
9 3 (0.075%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.050%) SPSS
11 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 155 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 37 (0.92%) SAP CO
4 37 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
5 34 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
6 33 (0.82%) SAP HR
6 33 (0.82%) SAP MM
6 33 (0.82%) SAP PM
7 26 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
8 25 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
9 23 (0.57%) Sage X3
9 23 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
10 22 (0.55%) SAP Business One
11 21 (0.52%) NetSuite
11 21 (0.52%) SAP GTS
11 21 (0.52%) SAP PS
11 21 (0.52%) SAP R/3
12 18 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 914 (22.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 551 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
3 403 (10.04%) IaaS
4 389 (9.69%) Office 365
5 286 (7.13%) PaaS
6 285 (7.10%) SaaS
7 162 (4.04%) Serverless
8 131 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 127 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
10 113 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
11 105 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
12 101 (2.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 93 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
15 38 (0.95%) OpenShift
16 26 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.55%) npm
18 18 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 12 (0.30%) OneDrive
20 11 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 276 (6.88%) Wireless
2 231 (5.75%) Firewall
3 221 (5.51%) WAN
4 180 (4.48%) LAN
5 173 (4.31%) VPN
6 148 (3.69%) Unified Communications
7 139 (3.46%) Network Security
8 115 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 104 (2.59%) DNS
10 99 (2.47%) Skype
11 95 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (2.27%) SAN
13 82 (2.04%) MPLS
14 79 (1.97%) Cisco Firepower
15 72 (1.79%) Internet
15 72 (1.79%) OSPF
16 69 (1.72%) DHCP
17 62 (1.54%) BGP
17 62 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 62 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (7.90%) Big Data
2 274 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 152 (3.79%) Power BI
4 129 (3.21%) Data Lake
5 115 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 86 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 70 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 63 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 61 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 60 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (1.40%) MySQL
13 55 (1.37%) NoSQL
14 45 (1.12%) MongoDB
15 37 (0.92%) GIS
16 35 (0.87%) Oracle Database
17 32 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
18 30 (0.75%) QlikView
19 28 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 228 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 204 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 87 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 52 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 31 (0.77%) JIRA
6 28 (0.70%) Maven
7 22 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (0.55%) Grunt
7 22 (0.55%) gulp
7 22 (0.55%) PostCSS
7 22 (0.55%) Selenium
7 22 (0.55%) webpack
8 18 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 14 (0.35%) Gradle
11 13 (0.32%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.30%) NUnit
13 10 (0.25%) Travis CI
14 9 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 845 (21.05%) Finance
2 385 (9.59%) Retail
3 372 (9.27%) Marketing
4 199 (4.96%) Banking
5 198 (4.93%) Manufacturing
6 175 (4.36%) Telecoms
7 149 (3.71%) Advertising
8 90 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 88 (2.19%) Billing
10 82 (2.04%) Legal
11 77 (1.92%) German Language
12 61 (1.52%) Publishing
13 44 (1.10%) Military
14 40 (1.00%) Law
15 39 (0.97%) Italian Language
16 37 (0.92%) French Language
17 31 (0.77%) Spanish Language
18 28 (0.70%) Back Office
19 23 (0.57%) Aerospace
20 22 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,328 (33.08%) Consultant
2 1,059 (26.38%) Architect
3 533 (13.28%) Solutions Architect
4 374 (9.32%) Presales Consultant
5 265 (6.60%) Technical Consultant
6 222 (5.53%) Technical Architect
7 206 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
8 199 (4.96%) Analyst
9 140 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 136 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
11 119 (2.96%) Presales Engineer
12 117 (2.91%) Cloud Consultant
13 115 (2.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 114 (2.84%) Azure Architect
15 110 (2.74%) Azure Consultant
16 109 (2.72%) Business Analyst
16 109 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 91 (2.27%) IT Manager
17 91 (2.27%) Technical Presales Consultant
18 90 (2.24%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (6.00%) .NET
2 193 (4.81%) Web Services
3 170 (4.24%) HTML
4 124 (3.09%) CSS
5 94 (2.34%) XML
6 80 (1.99%) REST
7 69 (1.72%) Middleware
8 62 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 51 (1.27%) Node.js
10 47 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 45 (1.12%) JSON
11 45 (1.12%) SOAP
12 43 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (1.02%) ASP.NET
13 41 (1.02%) J2EE
13 41 (1.02%) WCF
14 39 (0.97%) Entity Framework
15 36 (0.90%) React
16 35 (0.87%) Ajax
17 34 (0.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 485 (12.08%) Data Centre
2 292 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 255 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
4 198 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 137 (3.41%) User Experience
6 136 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 127 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
8 124 (3.09%) Public Cloud
9 100 (2.49%) Driving Licence
10 90 (2.24%) Fintech
11 84 (2.09%) Mobile App
12 77 (1.92%) Virtual Team
13 75 (1.87%) Private Cloud
14 64 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
15 62 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
16 58 (1.44%) Replication
17 40 (1.00%) CMDB
18 37 (0.92%) PKI
19 31 (0.77%) Fat Client
19 31 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 543 (13.53%) Windows
2 245 (6.10%) Windows Server
3 238 (5.93%) Linux
4 158 (3.94%) Windows 10
5 107 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (2.39%) Unix
8 36 (0.90%) Android
9 32 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 26 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.60%) VMS
13 23 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.45%) Solaris
16 10 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.17%) AIX
17 7 (0.17%) CentOS
18 6 (0.15%) SUSE
18 6 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (14.67%) Project Management
2 520 (12.95%) Service Delivery
3 490 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 450 (11.21%) Analytics
5 445 (11.09%) Customer Requirements
6 417 (10.39%) ITIL
7 412 (10.26%) Business Development
8 363 (9.04%) Migration
9 361 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
10 346 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 338 (8.42%) CRM
12 333 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
13 248 (6.18%) PRINCE2
14 227 (5.66%) Decision-Making
15 213 (5.31%) ERP
15 213 (5.31%) Mentoring
16 205 (5.11%) SDLC
17 184 (4.58%) Line Management
18 161 (4.01%) E-Commerce
19 153 (3.81%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 557 (13.88%) SQL
2 275 (6.85%) C#
3 264 (6.58%) Java
4 232 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 181 (4.51%) PowerShell
6 147 (3.66%) Python
7 79 (1.97%) C
8 67 (1.67%) U-SQL
9 61 (1.52%) PHP
10 59 (1.47%) Ruby
11 57 (1.42%) C++
12 49 (1.22%) Perl
13 36 (0.90%) R
13 36 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 34 (0.85%) VBA
15 29 (0.72%) X++
16 28 (0.70%) VBScript
17 15 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.37%) VB
18 12 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 575 (14.32%) Degree
2 343 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
3 226 (5.63%) CCNP
4 213 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 185 (4.61%) Security Cleared
6 167 (4.16%) CCIE
7 154 (3.84%) CCNA
8 133 (3.31%) MCSE
9 129 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 119 (2.96%) SC Cleared
11 98 (2.44%) CISSP
12 90 (2.24%) CCDP
13 82 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 80 (1.99%) PMI Certification
15 73 (1.82%) ISEB
16 72 (1.79%) PMP
17 60 (1.49%) MCP
18 54 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 48 (1.20%) MCSA
20 44 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.84%) QA
2 115 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.49%) SLA
4 52 (1.30%) PMO
5 51 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 40 (1.00%) GDPR
7 38 (0.95%) Data Quality
8 26 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 22 (0.55%) WCAG
11 21 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 21 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.40%) COBIT
14 14 (0.35%) GCP
14 14 (0.35%) SEPA
15 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.17%) GAMP
17 6 (0.15%) GPG13
18 5 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 448 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 439 (10.94%) Active Directory
3 222 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 146 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 99 (2.47%) XenApp
6 79 (1.97%) vSphere
7 77 (1.92%) Docker
8 70 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 70 (1.74%) XenDesktop
9 56 (1.40%) VMware NSX
10 47 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 30 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (0.67%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.17%) vCloud
15 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.100%) NFS
17 3 (0.075%) Firmware
17 3 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 149 (3.71%) SCCM
2 105 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 99 (2.47%) SCVMM
4 54 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 54 (1.35%) Puppet
5 49 (1.22%) Ansible
5 49 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 37 (0.92%) vRealize
9 33 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 33 (0.82%) SCSM
10 31 (0.77%) QRadar
11 29 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 25 (0.62%) Salt
13 24 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
14 20 (0.50%) SCOM
15 17 (0.42%) Terraform
16 14 (0.35%) vCenter Server
17 13 (0.32%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1,222 (30.44%) Microsoft
2 605 (15.07%) VMware
3 581 (14.47%) Cisco
4 304 (7.57%) Oracle
5 300 (7.47%) Citrix
6 266 (6.63%) SAP
7 213 (5.31%) F5
8 187 (4.66%) HP
9 173 (4.31%) Google
10 165 (4.11%) EMC
11 163 (4.06%) NetApp
12 156 (3.89%) IBM
13 154 (3.84%) Dell
14 142 (3.54%) CheckPoint
15 130 (3.24%) Splunk
16 123 (3.06%) Juniper
17 120 (2.99%) Tableau
18 108 (2.69%) Fortinet
19 83 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
20 75 (1.87%) Meraki