Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 133 124
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,666 4,008 4,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.73% 2.48% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.71% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,511 2,883 3,077
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.77% +5.42% -

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 123,284 148,166 145,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.70% 91.79% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 97,323 120,096 120,611
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +14 1,712 £75,000 +7.14% 82
South East +29 685 £60,000 - 56
Midlands +7 445 £61,500 +17.14% 21
North of England +38 402 £50,000 -15.25% 32
West Midlands -11 354 £66,250 +26.19% 15
Yorkshire +53 208 £40,000 -32.20% 10
South West +48 171 £51,500 +3.13% 8
North West -17 166 £60,000 +2.13% 16
East of England +14 144 £52,500 -4.55% 16
East Midlands +48 90 £46,500 -7.00% 6
North East +33 28 £70,000 +30.23% 6
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 1,032 (28.15%) Microsoft
2 991 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 706 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
4 695 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
5 605 (16.50%) Cisco
6 576 (15.71%) Finance
7 569 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
8 528 (14.40%) Windows
9 519 (14.16%) Project Management
10 493 (13.45%) SQL
11 487 (13.28%) Degree
12 473 (12.90%) Data Centre
13 464 (12.66%) Office 365
14 441 (12.03%) CCNP
15 426 (11.62%) Customer Requirements
16 404 (11.02%) VMware
17 403 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
18 397 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
19 392 (10.69%) Active Directory
20 386 (10.53%) Firewall
21 384 (10.47%) Business Development
22 373 (10.17%) DevOps
23 355 (9.68%) Java
24 328 (8.95%) Migration
25 325 (8.87%) Marketing
26 322 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
27 317 (8.65%) ITIL
28 314 (8.57%) WAN
29 291 (7.94%) Oracle
30 280 (7.64%) SQL Server

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
1 165 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 124 (3.38%) Skype for Business
3 118 (3.22%) MS Exchange
4 96 (2.62%) CMS
5 56 (1.53%) IIS
6 31 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 31 (0.85%) Apache Solr
6 31 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 31 (0.85%) Confluence
7 23 (0.63%) Apache
7 23 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 18 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.33%) Alfresco
14 9 (0.25%) nginx
14 9 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 163 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 67 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.68%) Autodesk Inventor
7 9 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.055%) Windchill
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.027%) InDesign
10 1 (0.027%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 54 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
2 49 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
4 29 (0.79%) SAP CO
4 29 (0.79%) SAP FI
4 29 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 26 (0.71%) SAP R/3
6 25 (0.68%) Magento
6 25 (0.68%) SAP GTS
6 25 (0.68%) SAP HR
6 25 (0.68%) SAP MM
6 25 (0.68%) SAP PM
6 25 (0.68%) SAP PS
7 23 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
8 22 (0.60%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.60%) SDL Web 8
9 14 (0.38%) Visualfiles
10 11 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
11 10 (0.27%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 991 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 695 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
3 464 (12.66%) Office 365
4 276 (7.53%) IaaS
5 262 (7.15%) SaaS
6 208 (5.67%) PaaS
7 197 (5.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 161 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 134 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
10 79 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 63 (1.72%) Power Platform
12 54 (1.47%) Serverless
13 50 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
14 37 (1.01%) Azure Functions
14 37 (1.01%) OneDrive
15 34 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
15 34 (0.93%) Amazon S3
16 32 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
17 23 (0.63%) GitHub
17 23 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 386 (10.53%) Firewall
2 314 (8.57%) WAN
3 251 (6.85%) Network Security
4 226 (6.16%) MPLS
5 187 (5.10%) Internet
5 187 (5.10%) Wireless
6 184 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
7 179 (4.88%) LAN
8 145 (3.96%) VPN
9 131 (3.57%) Unified Communications
10 124 (3.38%) Skype
11 105 (2.86%) TCP/IP
12 96 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 91 (2.48%) DNS
14 83 (2.26%) Cisco Firepower
15 74 (2.02%) VPLS
16 70 (1.91%) BGP
17 68 (1.85%) Cisco Wireless
18 62 (1.69%) Cisco ISE
18 62 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 119 (3.25%) Big Data
3 94 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 76 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
5 66 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 62 (1.69%) Power BI
7 56 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (1.23%) MySQL
9 44 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 40 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
11 37 (1.01%) GIS
12 33 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 33 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 24 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 23 (0.63%) MongoDB
16 23 (0.63%) SAP HANA
16 23 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 98 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 71 (1.94%) JIRA
4 66 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 57 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 56 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 50 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 47 (1.28%) Selenium
9 39 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 38 (1.04%) Visual Studio
11 28 (0.76%) JUnit
12 27 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
12 27 (0.74%) Travis CI
13 25 (0.68%) Bitbucket
14 24 (0.65%) Appium
15 21 (0.57%) Hudson
16 19 (0.52%) Gradle
17 17 (0.46%) JBehave
17 17 (0.46%) WatiN
General
1 576 (15.71%) Finance
2 325 (8.87%) Marketing
3 203 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 170 (4.64%) Retail
5 130 (3.55%) Banking
6 53 (1.45%) Legal
7 52 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.12%) Back Office
9 34 (0.93%) German Language
10 30 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (0.79%) Publishing
12 28 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 28 (0.76%) Law
12 28 (0.76%) Spanish Language
13 25 (0.68%) Electronics
13 25 (0.68%) French Language
14 20 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.55%) Italian Language
15 19 (0.52%) Advertising
16 17 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,046 (28.53%) Architect
2 1,041 (28.40%) Consultant
3 579 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 217 (5.92%) Presales Consultant
5 208 (5.67%) Cloud Architect
6 207 (5.65%) Network Engineer
7 201 (5.48%) Analyst
8 192 (5.24%) Senior Consultant
9 179 (4.88%) Business Analyst
10 172 (4.69%) Technical Consultant
11 147 (4.01%) Technical Architect
12 123 (3.36%) Security Consultant
13 121 (3.30%) Project Engineer
14 119 (3.25%) Developer
14 119 (3.25%) Presales Engineer
15 117 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 117 (3.19%) Project Manager
16 109 (2.97%) Security Architect
17 108 (2.95%) Network Consultant
18 105 (2.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (5.46%) Web Services
2 197 (5.37%) .NET
3 116 (3.16%) XML
4 104 (2.84%) HTML
5 88 (2.40%) CSS
5 88 (2.40%) REST
6 70 (1.91%) ASP.NET
7 61 (1.66%) JSON
7 61 (1.66%) Spring
8 55 (1.50%) Node.js
9 51 (1.39%) SOAP
10 40 (1.09%) Middleware
11 30 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 30 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
11 30 (0.82%) J2EE
11 30 (0.82%) XMPP
12 29 (0.79%) BAPI
13 27 (0.74%) SAML
14 25 (0.68%) IDoc
15 24 (0.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 473 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 397 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (6.19%) Public Cloud
4 190 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
5 174 (4.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 114 (3.11%) Virtual Team
7 111 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 108 (2.95%) Fintech
9 84 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
10 58 (1.58%) User Experience
11 53 (1.45%) Driving Licence
11 53 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 46 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 46 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 42 (1.15%) CESG
14 40 (1.09%) Replication
15 38 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (0.90%) CMDB
16 33 (0.90%) PMI
17 31 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 528 (14.40%) Windows
2 244 (6.66%) Windows Server
3 238 (6.49%) Linux
4 113 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 56 (1.53%) Unix
7 39 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 33 (0.90%) Android
9 33 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.74%) Mesosphere
11 25 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (0.55%) AIX
13 17 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
16 10 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.25%) CentOS
18 7 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (14.16%) Project Management
3 426 (11.62%) Customer Requirements
4 403 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 384 (10.47%) Business Development
6 373 (10.17%) DevOps
7 328 (8.95%) Migration
8 317 (8.65%) ITIL
9 279 (7.61%) Mentoring
10 263 (7.17%) Software Engineering
11 262 (7.15%) Analytics
12 257 (7.01%) Service Delivery
13 226 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 216 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
15 214 (5.84%) PRINCE2
16 208 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
17 207 (5.65%) Business Analysis
18 200 (5.46%) Data Protection
19 187 (5.10%) Service Management
20 185 (5.05%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 493 (13.45%) SQL
2 355 (9.68%) Java
3 213 (5.81%) Python
4 200 (5.46%) JavaScript
5 177 (4.83%) PowerShell
6 112 (3.06%) C
7 97 (2.65%) C#
8 76 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 57 (1.55%) R
10 41 (1.12%) Perl
10 41 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 41 (1.12%) Ruby
11 38 (1.04%) Scala
12 37 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 36 (0.98%) PHP
14 33 (0.90%) Go
15 28 (0.76%) C++
16 23 (0.63%) VBScript
17 18 (0.49%) Kotlin
18 17 (0.46%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 569 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 487 (13.28%) Degree
3 441 (12.03%) CCNP
4 254 (6.93%) Security Cleared
5 251 (6.85%) CCNA
6 226 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 153 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 152 (4.15%) CCIE
9 143 (3.90%) MCSE
10 89 (2.43%) MCSA
11 75 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 75 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 73 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 71 (1.94%) PMI Certification
14 66 (1.80%) CISSP
15 64 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
16 59 (1.61%) CCDP
17 48 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
18 46 (1.25%) PMP
19 40 (1.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (6.03%) GDPR
2 120 (3.27%) QA
3 87 (2.37%) SLA
4 80 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 39 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 19 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.49%) PMO
10 17 (0.46%) GPG13
11 12 (0.33%) Data Quality
12 10 (0.27%) GAMP
13 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.22%) SEPA
14 7 (0.19%) COBIT
14 7 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.14%) RMADS
16 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 392 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 322 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 138 (3.76%) Docker
5 102 (2.78%) vCloud
6 90 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (1.39%) XenApp
8 48 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 34 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 21 (0.57%) vSphere
11 18 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 13 (0.35%) KVM
13 13 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 12 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.30%) NFS
16 10 (0.27%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 138 (3.76%) Puppet
2 124 (3.38%) Ansible
3 122 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 113 (3.08%) SCCM
5 112 (3.06%) Kubernetes
6 108 (2.95%) Terraform
7 100 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 55 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
9 48 (1.31%) SCVMM
10 40 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
11 34 (0.93%) Nagios
12 33 (0.90%) FortiGate
13 28 (0.76%) Consul
13 28 (0.76%) Prometheus
14 27 (0.74%) Automic
15 26 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
16 23 (0.63%) vCenter Server
17 22 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
18 20 (0.55%) Salt
19 19 (0.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,032 (28.15%) Microsoft
2 605 (16.50%) Cisco
3 404 (11.02%) VMware
4 291 (7.94%) Oracle
5 241 (6.57%) SAP
6 214 (5.84%) Citrix
7 179 (4.88%) Google
8 131 (3.57%) Juniper
9 128 (3.49%) Palo Alto
10 120 (3.27%) HP
11 110 (3.00%) NetApp
12 107 (2.92%) hybris
13 104 (2.84%) CheckPoint
14 102 (2.78%) Dell
15 92 (2.51%) Fortinet
16 91 (2.48%) Meraki
17 89 (2.43%) F5
18 88 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
19 83 (2.26%) EMC
20 78 (2.13%) ServiceNow