Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 148 119
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29 -17
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,675 4,003 5,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.33% 2.42% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.64% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,531 3,047 3,882
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £39,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 143,792 151,600 168,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.13% 91.52% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115,332 121,306 142,374
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 1,736 £70,000 - 159
South East -31 638 £60,000 +9.09% 91
Midlands +16 497 £53,750 +2.38% 46
West Midlands +25 420 £55,000 +2.33% 30
North of England +37 380 £65,000 +18.18% 44
North West +64 266 £70,000 +27.27% 31
East of England -14 191 £52,500 - 35
South West -1 181 £57,500 +4.55% 22
Yorkshire -13 102 £65,000 +18.18% 9
East Midlands -4 74 £50,000 +4.71% 16
North East -12 22 £70,000 +86.67% 4
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,122 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 765 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 730 (19.86%) Finance
4 622 (16.93%) Project Management
5 604 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
6 580 (15.78%) Degree
7 543 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
8 540 (14.69%) Cisco
9 499 (13.58%) Data Centre
10 474 (12.90%) VMware
11 464 (12.63%) Marketing
12 441 (12.00%) SQL
13 433 (11.78%) Service Delivery
14 416 (11.32%) ITIL
15 412 (11.21%) Windows
16 411 (11.18%) Office 365
17 392 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
18 371 (10.10%) Customer Requirements
19 369 (10.04%) Business Development
20 361 (9.82%) Active Directory
21 351 (9.55%) Analytics
22 347 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
23 345 (9.39%) CRM
24 338 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
25 322 (8.76%) Retail
26 291 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
27 288 (7.84%) Migration
28 282 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
29 281 (7.65%) SQL Server
30 279 (7.59%) 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
1 198 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 101 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 76 (2.07%) Skype for Business
4 52 (1.41%) Apache Spark
5 49 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 47 (1.28%) IIS
7 46 (1.25%) CMS
8 36 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 34 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 27 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.60%) JBoss
13 21 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (0.54%) Apache
15 19 (0.52%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 151 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 94 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.41%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.27%) Autodesk Inventor
8 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.027%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 161 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 29 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 26 (0.71%) SAP CO
5 26 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
7 22 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
8 21 (0.57%) SAP HR
9 20 (0.54%) SAP MM
9 20 (0.54%) SAP PM
10 16 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
10 16 (0.44%) NetSuite
11 15 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
11 15 (0.41%) SAP SD
12 14 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 13 (0.35%) HFM
13 13 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
13 13 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
14 12 (0.33%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 765 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 543 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
3 411 (11.18%) Office 365
4 279 (7.59%) IaaS
5 255 (6.94%) SaaS
6 211 (5.74%) PaaS
7 143 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
8 101 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
9 92 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 89 (2.42%) Serverless
11 59 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
12 55 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 49 (1.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 30 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (0.76%) Azure Functions
16 21 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (0.52%) Amazon S3
18 18 (0.49%) OpenShift
19 16 (0.44%) npm
20 15 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 239 (6.50%) WAN
2 225 (6.12%) Firewall
3 221 (6.01%) Wireless
4 203 (5.52%) Network Security
5 190 (5.17%) LAN
6 143 (3.89%) VPN
7 125 (3.40%) Unified Communications
8 117 (3.18%) Internet
9 96 (2.61%) DNS
10 93 (2.53%) WLAN
11 89 (2.42%) SAN
12 85 (2.31%) MPLS
13 76 (2.07%) Skype
13 76 (2.07%) TCP/IP
14 72 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (1.88%) Cisco Firepower
16 56 (1.52%) DHCP
17 53 (1.44%) OSPF
17 53 (1.44%) VLAN
18 52 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 238 (6.48%) Big Data
3 83 (2.26%) Power BI
4 82 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 77 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (1.99%) Data Lake
7 63 (1.71%) Hadoop
8 61 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 60 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 54 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 50 (1.36%) MySQL
11 50 (1.36%) NoSQL
12 48 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 45 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (1.20%) MongoDB
15 40 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (0.82%) SAP HANA
17 25 (0.68%) Apache Hive
18 22 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
19 21 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 140 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 107 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 70 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 36 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 36 (0.98%) JIRA
6 27 (0.73%) Maven
6 27 (0.73%) Selenium
7 26 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 25 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 17 (0.46%) Gradle
9 17 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.46%) webpack
10 16 (0.44%) Grunt
10 16 (0.44%) gulp
10 16 (0.44%) PostCSS
11 14 (0.38%) Jasmine
12 13 (0.35%) Protractor
12 13 (0.35%) SonarQube
12 13 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 730 (19.86%) Finance
2 464 (12.63%) Marketing
3 322 (8.76%) Retail
4 216 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 171 (4.65%) Manufacturing
6 148 (4.03%) Advertising
7 135 (3.67%) Banking
8 82 (2.23%) German Language
9 74 (2.01%) Publishing
10 66 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 57 (1.55%) Italian Language
12 51 (1.39%) Legal
13 49 (1.33%) Law
14 45 (1.22%) French Language
15 44 (1.20%) Billing
16 32 (0.87%) Games
17 25 (0.68%) Retail Banking
17 25 (0.68%) Spanish Language
18 23 (0.63%) Local Government
19 18 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,194 (32.49%) Architect
2 1,063 (28.93%) Consultant
3 645 (17.55%) Solutions Architect
4 277 (7.54%) Presales Consultant
5 250 (6.80%) Technical Architect
6 215 (5.85%) Cloud Architect
7 180 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
8 170 (4.63%) Project Manager
9 165 (4.49%) Analyst
10 141 (3.84%) Security Architect
11 120 (3.27%) Security Solutions Architect
12 118 (3.21%) Senior Consultant
13 116 (3.16%) Cloud Consultant
14 110 (2.99%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 109 (2.97%) Presales Solution Architect
16 103 (2.80%) Presales Engineer
17 96 (2.61%) Lead Architect
18 91 (2.48%) Business Analyst
19 86 (2.34%) Azure Architect
20 83 (2.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (5.52%) .NET
2 180 (4.90%) HTML
3 173 (4.71%) Web Services
4 116 (3.16%) CSS
5 94 (2.56%) XML
6 68 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 59 (1.61%) Middleware
8 57 (1.55%) JSON
8 57 (1.55%) Node.js
8 57 (1.55%) REST
9 56 (1.52%) React
10 52 (1.41%) J2EE
11 46 (1.25%) ASP.NET
12 41 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (1.09%) HTML5
14 36 (0.98%) Spring
15 34 (0.93%) .NET Framework
16 33 (0.90%) Backbone.js
17 31 (0.84%) Ajax
18 30 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 499 (13.58%) Data Centre
2 291 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 179 (4.87%) Computer Science
5 127 (3.46%) Public Cloud
6 122 (3.32%) Virtual Team
7 115 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 105 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 104 (2.83%) User Experience
10 103 (2.80%) Driving Licence
11 98 (2.67%) Management Information System
12 88 (2.39%) Fintech
13 58 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
14 55 (1.50%) Mobile App
15 51 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 47 (1.28%) Private Cloud
17 44 (1.20%) Algorithms
18 41 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
19 40 (1.09%) CMDB
20 37 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 412 (11.21%) Windows
2 198 (5.39%) Linux
3 197 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 107 (2.91%) Windows 10
5 105 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (1.74%) Unix
8 49 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 28 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.35%) Android
12 12 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.24%) AIX
14 7 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.16%) CentOS
15 6 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.16%) VMS
16 5 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (16.93%) Project Management
2 604 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (11.78%) Service Delivery
4 416 (11.32%) ITIL
5 392 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
6 371 (10.10%) Customer Requirements
7 369 (10.04%) Business Development
8 351 (9.55%) Analytics
9 345 (9.39%) CRM
10 288 (7.84%) Migration
11 282 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 277 (7.54%) PRINCE2
13 240 (6.53%) Mentoring
14 218 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
15 212 (5.77%) Service Management
16 202 (5.50%) Decision-Making
17 188 (5.12%) ERP
18 183 (4.98%) DevOps
19 180 (4.90%) Line Management
20 169 (4.60%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 441 (12.00%) SQL
2 254 (6.91%) Java
3 223 (6.07%) JavaScript
4 208 (5.66%) C#
5 145 (3.95%) Python
6 140 (3.81%) PowerShell
7 77 (2.10%) C
8 59 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 48 (1.31%) Ruby
10 46 (1.25%) PHP
11 45 (1.22%) U-SQL
12 37 (1.01%) Perl
13 34 (0.93%) X++
14 32 (0.87%) C++
15 31 (0.84%) R
16 29 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.57%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.54%) VBScript
19 19 (0.52%) VBA
20 18 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 580 (15.78%) Degree
2 347 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
3 250 (6.80%) CCNP
4 211 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 204 (5.55%) Security Cleared
6 154 (4.19%) MCSE
7 142 (3.86%) CCIE
8 130 (3.54%) CCNA
9 123 (3.35%) SC Cleared
10 117 (3.18%) PMI Certification
11 113 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 108 (2.94%) PMP
13 105 (2.86%) CCDP
14 91 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (2.29%) ISEB
16 78 (2.12%) CISSP
17 70 (1.90%) MCP
18 59 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 53 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 43 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.86%) QA
2 98 (2.67%) GDPR
3 75 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.66%) SLA
5 38 (1.03%) PMO
6 31 (0.84%) COBIT
7 23 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.60%) GCP
9 21 (0.57%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (0.54%) GPG13
11 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 16 (0.44%) WCAG
12 10 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.22%) GAMP
15 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.16%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 361 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 338 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
5 83 (2.26%) Docker
6 55 (1.50%) XenApp
7 51 (1.39%) VMware NSX
8 48 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 44 (1.20%) vSphere
10 40 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.41%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.35%) XenServer
15 8 (0.22%) Firmware
15 8 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.16%) KVM
17 6 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 122 (3.32%) SCCM
2 64 (1.74%) SCVMM
3 61 (1.66%) Puppet
4 56 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (1.50%) Kubernetes
6 51 (1.39%) Ansible
7 43 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (0.98%) Terraform
9 29 (0.79%) QRadar
10 21 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 17 (0.46%) vRealize
12 16 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
13 14 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 14 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
14 13 (0.35%) CASB
14 13 (0.35%) SCDPM
14 13 (0.35%) SCSM
15 12 (0.33%) Cobbler
16 11 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,122 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 540 (14.69%) Cisco
3 474 (12.90%) VMware
4 259 (7.05%) Citrix
5 244 (6.64%) Oracle
5 244 (6.64%) SAP
6 197 (5.36%) F5
7 186 (5.06%) Juniper
8 168 (4.57%) NetApp
9 165 (4.49%) HP
10 158 (4.30%) EMC
11 157 (4.27%) CheckPoint
12 135 (3.67%) Fortinet
12 135 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
13 132 (3.59%) Google
14 118 (3.21%) Dell
15 98 (2.67%) IBM
16 88 (2.39%) Splunk
17 84 (2.29%) ServiceNow
18 79 (2.15%) Palo Alto