Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 206 150
Rank change year-on-year +27 -56 +2
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2,300 742 3,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.07% 1.65% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.78% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 589 2,338
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,550 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £72,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +10.77% +4.00% -3.85%

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 104,570 41,801 116,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.28% 93.19% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70,331 35,207 94,055
10th Percentile £32,949 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Presales as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in England

Presales
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Presales in England.

Salary trend for Presales in England

Presales
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Presales in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -12 1,067 £77,500 +6.90% 170
South East -17 412 £65,000 - 62
North of England +51 311 £57,500 +4.55% 64
Midlands +31 255 £60,000 +9.09% 48
North West +48 209 £62,500 +13.64% 41
West Midlands +26 208 £60,000 +9.09% 39
South West -14 125 £62,500 +4.17% 16
Yorkshire -32 92 £55,000 - 16
East of England -62 70 £61,250 -12.50% 28
East Midlands -44 44 £50,000 +170.27% 9
North East -29 10 £42,000 -6.67% 7
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 808 (35.13%) Azure
2 772 (33.57%) Social Skills
3 738 (32.09%) Microsoft
4 495 (21.52%) Finance
5 481 (20.91%) AWS
6 414 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
7 389 (16.91%) DevOps
8 341 (14.83%) Public Cloud
9 335 (14.57%) Project Management
10 329 (14.30%) Windows
11 324 (14.09%) Business Development
12 322 (14.00%) SaaS
13 308 (13.39%) Marketing
14 305 (13.26%) Active Directory
15 304 (13.22%) Microsoft 365
16 299 (13.00%) Analytics
17 282 (12.26%) Migration
18 276 (12.00%) Project Delivery
19 274 (11.91%) VMware
20 265 (11.52%) Cybersecurity
21 245 (10.65%) Requirements Gathering
22 237 (10.30%) IaaS
23 236 (10.26%) Data Centre
24 232 (10.09%) Degree
25 230 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
26 225 (9.78%) Security Cleared
26 225 (9.78%) Mentoring
27 221 (9.61%) GCP
28 220 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
29 215 (9.35%) Oracle

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
1 105 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.35%) IIS
4 25 (1.09%) CMS
5 24 (1.04%) Apache
5 24 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.74%) Confluence
7 14 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.57%) Apache Pig
9 12 (0.52%) Documentum
10 11 (0.48%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.30%) Apache Synapse
14 6 (0.26%) SAS
15 5 (0.22%) Ethereum
15 5 (0.22%) Hyperledger
16 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
3 53 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.35%) Windchill
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.13%) InDesign
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 80 (3.48%) Oracle ERP
2 56 (2.43%) Oracle Applications
3 43 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 40 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (1.30%) NetSuite
6 25 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.91%) FastStats
8 20 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
9 13 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
10 12 (0.52%) Magento
10 12 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.52%) TrackWise
11 11 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 11 (0.48%) Sentinel
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (0.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 8 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
13 8 (0.35%) Shopify
14 7 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 808 (35.13%) Azure
2 481 (20.91%) AWS
3 322 (14.00%) SaaS
4 304 (13.22%) Microsoft 365
5 237 (10.30%) IaaS
6 221 (9.61%) GCP
7 175 (7.61%) PaaS
8 145 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 122 (5.30%) Power Platform
10 121 (5.26%) Serverless
11 84 (3.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 80 (3.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 62 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
14 44 (1.91%) Veeva
15 36 (1.57%) PowerApps
16 31 (1.35%) OneDrive
17 30 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
18 21 (0.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 19 (0.83%) Power Automate
20 16 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.48%) Firewall
2 94 (4.09%) VPN
2 94 (4.09%) WAN
3 82 (3.57%) LAN
4 67 (2.91%) DNS
5 66 (2.87%) MPLS
6 65 (2.83%) Unified Communications
7 64 (2.78%) Internet
8 63 (2.74%) Network Security
9 48 (2.09%) DHCP
10 47 (2.04%) Wireless
11 46 (2.00%) SAN
12 44 (1.91%) BGP
13 43 (1.87%) TCP/IP
14 42 (1.83%) OSPF
15 38 (1.65%) VLAN
16 32 (1.39%) SD-WAN
17 22 (0.96%) EIGRP
18 19 (0.83%) NAS
19 18 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 99 (4.30%) Big Data
3 95 (4.13%) Power BI
4 79 (3.43%) Tableau
5 75 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 64 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 49 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 29 (1.26%) MySQL
10 20 (0.87%) Data Lake
11 17 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.57%) Apache Hive
12 13 (0.57%) Blockchain
13 11 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.43%) Pentaho
14 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.43%) Sqoop
14 10 (0.43%) Tableau Desktop
14 10 (0.43%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 56 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.61%) JIRA
3 20 (0.87%) GitLab
4 19 (0.83%) JUnit
4 19 (0.83%) Mockito
5 12 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.52%) Gradle
6 11 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.43%) TestRail
8 9 (0.39%) Selenium
9 8 (0.35%) Grunt
9 8 (0.35%) gulp
9 8 (0.35%) webpack
10 6 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.13%) Maven
11 3 (0.13%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.13%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
General
1 772 (33.57%) Social Skills
2 495 (21.52%) Finance
3 308 (13.39%) Marketing
4 191 (8.30%) Public Sector
5 189 (8.22%) Presentation Skills
6 181 (7.87%) Retail
7 158 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
8 104 (4.52%) Telecoms
9 71 (3.09%) Banking
10 66 (2.87%) Law
11 58 (2.52%) Manufacturing
12 57 (2.48%) Influencing Skills
13 56 (2.43%) Automotive
14 46 (2.00%) Electronics
15 40 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
16 39 (1.70%) Billing
16 39 (1.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 39 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
17 32 (1.39%) Legal
17 32 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 795 (34.57%) Architect
2 610 (26.52%) Consultant
3 415 (18.04%) Solutions Architect
4 166 (7.22%) Cloud Consultant
5 159 (6.91%) Technical Consultant
6 133 (5.78%) Cloud Architect
7 128 (5.57%) Senior Consultant
8 122 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 103 (4.48%) Analyst
10 100 (4.35%) Azure Architect
11 96 (4.17%) Salesforce Architect
12 95 (4.13%) Presales Consultant
13 71 (3.09%) Lead Architect
14 66 (2.87%) AWS Architect
15 65 (2.83%) Security Architect
15 65 (2.83%) Senior Architect
16 58 (2.52%) Business Analyst
16 58 (2.52%) ERP Manager
17 57 (2.48%) Technical Architect
18 56 (2.43%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (5.65%) Web Services
2 77 (3.35%) .NET
3 54 (2.35%) HTML
4 51 (2.22%) CSS
5 47 (2.04%) Spring
6 42 (1.83%) SOAP
7 40 (1.74%) React
7 40 (1.74%) Spring Boot
8 37 (1.61%) Middleware
9 33 (1.43%) REST
9 33 (1.43%) XML
10 32 (1.39%) AngularJS
10 32 (1.39%) JSON
11 29 (1.26%) Node.js
12 19 (0.83%) Hibernate
12 19 (0.83%) WireMock
13 18 (0.78%) Vue.js
14 17 (0.74%) HTML5
15 15 (0.65%) ASP.NET
16 14 (0.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 341 (14.83%) Public Cloud
2 236 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 116 (5.04%) Cloud Native
3 116 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 79 (3.43%) Virtual Team
6 61 (2.65%) Blog
7 56 (2.43%) Private Cloud
8 52 (2.26%) Social Media
9 48 (2.09%) User Experience
10 46 (2.00%) Life Science
11 44 (1.91%) Tandem
12 37 (1.61%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
13 33 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
14 30 (1.30%) Management Information System
15 29 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
16 28 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (1.13%) Robotics
18 24 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 329 (14.30%) Windows
2 151 (6.57%) Windows Server
3 131 (5.70%) Linux
4 89 (3.87%) Windows 10
5 27 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 24 (1.04%) Android
8 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.70%) Unix
10 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.30%) CatOS
12 7 (0.30%) CentOS
13 6 (0.26%) SUSE
14 5 (0.22%) Solaris
15 2 (0.087%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.087%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.043%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (16.91%) DevOps
3 335 (14.57%) Project Management
4 324 (14.09%) Business Development
5 299 (13.00%) Analytics
6 282 (12.26%) Migration
7 276 (12.00%) Project Delivery
8 265 (11.52%) Cybersecurity
9 245 (10.65%) Requirements Gathering
10 230 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 225 (9.78%) Mentoring
12 196 (8.52%) Customer Requirements
13 191 (8.30%) ERP
14 185 (8.04%) Customer Engagement
15 164 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
16 162 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
17 145 (6.30%) ITIL
18 140 (6.09%) Thought Leadership
19 137 (5.96%) Time Management
20 127 (5.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 160 (6.96%) SQL
2 135 (5.87%) Python
3 111 (4.83%) Java
4 87 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 83 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 54 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 52 (2.26%) C#
8 43 (1.87%) C
9 19 (0.83%) Ruby
10 18 (0.78%) C++
11 17 (0.74%) PHP
11 17 (0.74%) Scala
12 16 (0.70%) Perl
13 12 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.43%) R
15 8 (0.35%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.35%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.35%) VB
16 6 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 232 (10.09%) Degree
2 225 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 146 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 130 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
7 57 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 51 (2.22%) CCNP
9 42 (1.83%) AWS Certification
10 41 (1.78%) CCIE
11 36 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 36 (1.57%) CEH
12 33 (1.43%) MCSE
13 31 (1.35%) CISSP
14 27 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 25 (1.09%) MBA
16 21 (0.91%) MCSA
16 21 (0.91%) OSCP
17 20 (0.87%) CCNA
17 20 (0.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.70%) QA
2 39 (1.70%) GDPR
3 35 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.35%) PMO
5 24 (1.04%) SLA
6 21 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.70%) COBIT
8 12 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.48%) GRC
10 8 (0.35%) ISO 13485
11 7 (0.30%) NIST
12 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.17%) GxP
13 4 (0.17%) NCSC
13 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.087%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.087%) CDISC
14 2 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.043%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 305 (13.26%) Active Directory
2 220 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (4.48%) Docker
4 72 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.74%) vSphere
6 11 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 11 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.22%) vCloud
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.087%) KVM
12 2 (0.087%) StorNext
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.087%) Xsan
13 1 (0.043%) iptables
Systems Management
1 149 (6.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 148 (6.43%) Kubernetes
3 86 (3.74%) Terraform
4 73 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
5 72 (3.13%) SCCM
6 70 (3.04%) Ansible
7 55 (2.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 43 (1.87%) Puppet
9 35 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.91%) SCOM
11 13 (0.57%) vRealize
12 11 (0.48%) WSUS
13 10 (0.43%) Oozie
13 10 (0.43%) OpenView
13 10 (0.43%) OVSD
14 7 (0.30%) Cacti
14 7 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.26%) Nagios
16 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
16 5 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 738 (32.09%) Microsoft
2 274 (11.91%) VMware
3 215 (9.35%) Oracle
4 185 (8.04%) Salesforce.com
5 168 (7.30%) Cisco
6 113 (4.91%) Citrix
7 94 (4.09%) Google
8 91 (3.96%) Adobe
9 78 (3.39%) IBM
10 72 (3.13%) SAP
11 68 (2.96%) Apple
12 67 (2.91%) ServiceNow
13 65 (2.83%) Dell
14 50 (2.17%) Veeam
15 48 (2.09%) Juniper
16 44 (1.91%) HP
17 43 (1.87%) Palo Alto
18 37 (1.61%) EMC
18 37 (1.61%) Pardot
19 36 (1.57%) NetApp