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

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 135 117
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18 -22
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3,984 4,075 5,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.47% 2.51% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.77% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,810 3,071 4,048
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,375 £91,250
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 146,414 147,179 170,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.69% 90.59% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 118,502 120,719 143,294
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%

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 June 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 June 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 -1 1,883 £70,000 +3.70% 162
South East -23 698 £60,000 +9.09% 82
Midlands +30 524 £52,500 +9.38% 33
West Midlands +26 437 £52,500 +5.00% 19
North of England -4 384 £60,000 +9.09% 42
North West +39 251 £60,000 +14.29% 26
East of England -8 235 £52,500 - 28
South West -29 159 £50,000 -13.04% 28
Yorkshire -35 119 £59,000 +7.27% 15
East Midlands +17 85 £48,750 +6.56% 14
North East -39 14 £50,000 +35.14% 1
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 1,181 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 828 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 814 (20.43%) Finance
4 628 (15.76%) Project Management
5 622 (15.61%) Cisco
6 611 (15.34%) Degree
7 567 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
8 561 (14.08%) Data Centre
9 559 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
10 550 (13.81%) VMware
11 512 (12.85%) Service Delivery
12 467 (11.72%) Windows
13 458 (11.50%) SQL
14 433 (10.87%) ITIL
15 430 (10.79%) Marketing
16 423 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
17 416 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
18 415 (10.42%) Business Development
19 409 (10.27%) Analytics
20 398 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
21 387 (9.71%) Office 365
22 379 (9.51%) Active Directory
23 376 (9.44%) CRM
24 375 (9.41%) Retail
25 361 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
26 357 (8.96%) IaaS
27 327 (8.21%) Migration
28 318 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
29 307 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
30 303 (7.61%) CCNP

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
1 181 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 73 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 70 (1.76%) Skype for Business
4 53 (1.33%) IIS
4 53 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 43 (1.08%) CMS
5 43 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 42 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 35 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 30 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 18 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.40%) Apache
12 15 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 15 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.35%) JBoss
14 13 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 146 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.43%) Autodesk Inventor
7 8 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.10%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.075%) LibreOffice
10 3 (0.075%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 169 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 39 (0.98%) SAP CO
4 39 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
5 35 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
6 33 (0.83%) SAP HR
6 33 (0.83%) SAP MM
6 33 (0.83%) SAP PM
7 26 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
8 20 (0.50%) SAP SD
9 18 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.45%) SAP QM
10 17 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.43%) SAP GTS
10 17 (0.43%) SAP PS
10 17 (0.43%) SAP R/3
11 16 (0.40%) Maximo
11 16 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 16 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 828 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 567 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
3 387 (9.71%) Office 365
4 357 (8.96%) IaaS
5 290 (7.28%) SaaS
6 236 (5.92%) PaaS
7 130 (3.26%) Serverless
8 128 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
9 120 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
10 109 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 101 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 84 (2.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 66 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
14 31 (0.78%) OpenShift
15 30 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (0.55%) npm
17 16 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
18 15 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 12 (0.30%) Force.com
19 12 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 289 (7.25%) Wireless
2 254 (6.38%) WAN
3 219 (5.50%) Firewall
4 206 (5.17%) LAN
5 198 (4.97%) Network Security
6 177 (4.44%) VPN
7 140 (3.51%) Unified Communications
8 107 (2.69%) DNS
9 104 (2.61%) WLAN
10 94 (2.36%) Internet
10 94 (2.36%) SAN
11 90 (2.26%) MPLS
12 89 (2.23%) Cisco Firepower
13 88 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
13 88 (2.21%) TCP/IP
14 85 (2.13%) Skype
15 75 (1.88%) OSPF
16 70 (1.76%) DHCP
16 70 (1.76%) VLAN
16 70 (1.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (7.43%) Big Data
2 272 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 126 (3.16%) Power BI
4 112 (2.81%) Data Lake
5 95 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 72 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 60 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (1.51%) MySQL
8 57 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 55 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 55 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 42 (1.05%) NoSQL
14 40 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 37 (0.93%) GIS
15 37 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 31 (0.78%) SAP HANA
17 26 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 186 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 174 (4.37%) Visual Studio
3 61 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 58 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (0.85%) Maven
6 30 (0.75%) JIRA
7 27 (0.68%) Selenium
8 24 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (0.55%) Grunt
9 22 (0.55%) gulp
9 22 (0.55%) PostCSS
9 22 (0.55%) webpack
10 21 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 21 (0.53%) TeamCity
11 20 (0.50%) Gradle
12 19 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (0.40%) Jasmine
14 15 (0.38%) Protractor
15 13 (0.33%) SpecFlow
15 13 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 814 (20.43%) Finance
2 430 (10.79%) Marketing
3 375 (9.41%) Retail
4 207 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 194 (4.87%) Manufacturing
6 167 (4.19%) Banking
7 162 (4.07%) Advertising
8 93 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 92 (2.31%) German Language
10 71 (1.78%) Publishing
11 67 (1.68%) Billing
11 67 (1.68%) Legal
12 65 (1.63%) Italian Language
13 50 (1.26%) Law
14 40 (1.00%) French Language
15 32 (0.80%) Spanish Language
16 31 (0.78%) Games
17 26 (0.65%) Military
18 23 (0.58%) Local Government
19 22 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,245 (31.25%) Consultant
2 1,189 (29.84%) Architect
3 628 (15.76%) Solutions Architect
4 319 (8.01%) Presales Consultant
5 268 (6.73%) Technical Architect
6 209 (5.25%) Cloud Architect
6 209 (5.25%) Technical Consultant
7 178 (4.47%) Analyst
8 153 (3.84%) Project Manager
9 141 (3.54%) Security Architect
10 127 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
11 120 (3.01%) Security Solutions Architect
12 118 (2.96%) Cloud Consultant
13 116 (2.91%) Presales Engineer
14 113 (2.84%) Presales Solution Architect
15 107 (2.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 103 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 100 (2.51%) Business Analyst
18 93 (2.33%) Azure Architect
19 92 (2.31%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (5.30%) .NET
2 190 (4.77%) Web Services
3 167 (4.19%) HTML
4 117 (2.94%) CSS
5 92 (2.31%) XML
6 80 (2.01%) Middleware
7 66 (1.66%) AngularJS
7 66 (1.66%) REST
8 55 (1.38%) Node.js
9 54 (1.36%) JSON
10 50 (1.26%) React
11 49 (1.23%) J2EE
12 45 (1.13%) .NET Framework
13 43 (1.08%) ASP.NET
13 43 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 39 (0.98%) Ajax
15 38 (0.95%) Entity Framework
16 36 (0.90%) BAPI
16 36 (0.90%) WCF
17 35 (0.88%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 561 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 282 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
4 185 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 142 (3.56%) User Experience
6 133 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 125 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
8 122 (3.06%) Public Cloud
9 111 (2.79%) Driving Licence
10 105 (2.64%) Virtual Team
11 92 (2.31%) Fintech
12 80 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 75 (1.88%) Mobile App
14 67 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 67 (1.68%) Private Cloud
15 58 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 47 (1.18%) CMDB
16 47 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
17 39 (0.98%) Replication
18 31 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 467 (11.72%) Windows
2 233 (5.85%) Linux
3 202 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 137 (3.44%) Windows 10
5 103 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (1.91%) Unix
8 44 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.38%) VMS
12 14 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.33%) Solaris
14 10 (0.25%) Android
15 9 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.15%) SUSE
16 6 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.13%) CentOS
18 4 (0.10%) AIX
18 4 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (15.76%) Project Management
2 559 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (12.85%) Service Delivery
4 433 (10.87%) ITIL
5 416 (10.44%) Customer Requirements
6 415 (10.42%) Business Development
7 409 (10.27%) Analytics
8 376 (9.44%) CRM
9 361 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
10 327 (8.21%) Migration
11 318 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 307 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
13 272 (6.83%) PRINCE2
14 255 (6.40%) Decision-Making
15 244 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 225 (5.65%) ERP
17 207 (5.20%) Line Management
18 191 (4.79%) Service Management
19 174 (4.37%) SDLC
19 174 (4.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 458 (11.50%) SQL
2 255 (6.40%) C#
3 225 (5.65%) Java
3 225 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 160 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 133 (3.34%) Python
6 84 (2.11%) C
7 71 (1.78%) U-SQL
8 57 (1.43%) PHP
9 52 (1.31%) Ruby
10 47 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 45 (1.13%) C++
12 44 (1.10%) Perl
13 42 (1.05%) X++
14 27 (0.68%) R
14 27 (0.68%) VBScript
15 25 (0.63%) VBA
16 19 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 19 (0.48%) VB
17 16 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 611 (15.34%) Degree
2 423 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
3 303 (7.61%) CCNP
4 201 (5.05%) CCIE
5 198 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 196 (4.92%) Security Cleared
7 164 (4.12%) CCNA
8 134 (3.36%) CCDP
9 133 (3.34%) MCSE
10 122 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 120 (3.01%) SC Cleared
12 110 (2.76%) PMI Certification
13 105 (2.64%) PMP
14 90 (2.26%) CISSP
15 88 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
16 86 (2.16%) ISEB
17 76 (1.91%) MCP
18 75 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 63 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 45 (1.13%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (3.31%) QA
2 101 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (1.53%) SLA
4 60 (1.51%) GDPR
5 43 (1.08%) PMO
6 34 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.80%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.70%) COBIT
9 25 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
10 22 (0.55%) WCAG
11 21 (0.53%) GCP
12 20 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 19 (0.48%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.43%) GPG13
14 17 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 13 (0.33%) SEPA
17 8 (0.20%) GAMP
17 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 6 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 398 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 379 (9.51%) Active Directory
3 169 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 144 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
5 92 (2.31%) Docker
6 83 (2.08%) XenApp
7 64 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 62 (1.56%) vSphere
9 61 (1.53%) VMware NSX
10 59 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
13 20 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.28%) XenServer
16 8 (0.20%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.15%) KVM
18 5 (0.13%) NFS
18 5 (0.13%) vCloud
19 4 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 120 (3.01%) SCCM
2 91 (2.28%) SCVMM
3 81 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 63 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 52 (1.31%) Puppet
6 47 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 39 (0.98%) Ansible
9 37 (0.93%) QRadar
10 35 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 34 (0.85%) vRealize
12 29 (0.73%) SCDPM
12 29 (0.73%) SCSM
13 24 (0.60%) Terraform
14 23 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
15 17 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
16 16 (0.40%) CASB
17 14 (0.35%) SCOM
18 13 (0.33%) Cobbler
19 12 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,181 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 622 (15.61%) Cisco
3 550 (13.81%) VMware
4 297 (7.45%) Oracle
5 295 (7.40%) Citrix
6 282 (7.08%) SAP
7 248 (6.22%) F5
8 195 (4.89%) Juniper
9 189 (4.74%) EMC
10 187 (4.69%) NetApp
11 179 (4.49%) CheckPoint
12 169 (4.24%) HP
13 161 (4.04%) Google
14 158 (3.97%) Dell
15 149 (3.74%) Fortinet
16 141 (3.54%) IBM
17 123 (3.09%) Splunk
18 115 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
19 103 (2.59%) Tableau
20 90 (2.26%) ServiceNow