Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 125 110
Rank change year-on-year -39 -15 -15
Permanent jobs citing Presales 3674 4667 5615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 2.60% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.91% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2896 3440 4327
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £35,625 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -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 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -36 1752 £70,000 - 98
South East -45 757 £57,500 -4.17% 34
Midlands -19 415 £55,000 +22.22% 22
West Midlands -16 315 £55,000 +15.79% 19
North of England -15 309 £52,500 +11.70% 25
East of England -14 212 £52,500 -12.50% 12
South West -16 172 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Yorkshire +23 160 £55,000 +22.22% 10
North West -33 136 £52,500 - 13
East Midlands -9 88 £52,500 +31.25% 3
North East +20 14 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Presales
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Presales.

1 967 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 794 (21.61%) Finance
3 577 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 565 (15.38%) Project Management
4 565 (15.38%) Degree
5 530 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
6 507 (13.80%) Cisco
7 491 (13.36%) SQL
8 478 (13.01%) VMware
9 467 (12.71%) Windows
10 410 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
11 401 (10.91%) Java
12 363 (9.88%) Marketing
13 356 (9.69%) Data Centre
14 355 (9.66%) ITIL
15 351 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 344 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
17 339 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 338 (9.20%) Oracle
19 321 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
20 319 (8.68%) Analytics
21 316 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
22 301 (8.19%) Office 365
23 288 (7.84%) Active Directory
24 282 (7.68%) Firewall
25 280 (7.62%) SAP
26 278 (7.57%) JavaScript
27 273 (7.43%) WAN
28 270 (7.35%) SDLC
29 268 (7.29%) 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
1 126 (3.43%) Skype for Business
2 113 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 102 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 69 (1.88%) IIS
5 50 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 46 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 42 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 39 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (1.01%) SAS
10 31 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 30 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 29 (0.79%) CMS
13 25 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 22 (0.60%) Apache
14 22 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.49%) nginx
16 15 (0.41%) Confluence
17 12 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 121 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 43 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.49%) Autodesk Inventor
7 13 (0.35%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.14%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.11%) Stata
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 86 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (1.17%) SAP FI
4 41 (1.12%) SAP CO
4 41 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 41 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 32 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.79%) NetSuite
7 27 (0.73%) SAP HR
8 26 (0.71%) SAP MM
8 26 (0.71%) SAP PM
9 24 (0.65%) SAP GTS
9 24 (0.65%) SAP PS
10 18 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
10 18 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
10 18 (0.49%) SAP R/3
11 16 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
11 16 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
12 15 (0.41%) Eloqua
12 15 (0.41%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 577 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 410 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
3 301 (8.19%) Office 365
4 234 (6.37%) SaaS
5 150 (4.08%) IaaS
6 133 (3.62%) PaaS
7 109 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 41 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (0.84%) npm
12 26 (0.71%) Boomi
13 21 (0.57%) Serverless
14 19 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
15 17 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (0.44%) GitHub
17 14 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 282 (7.68%) Firewall
2 273 (7.43%) WAN
3 224 (6.10%) LAN
4 192 (5.23%) Wireless
5 151 (4.11%) VPN
6 148 (4.03%) MPLS
7 134 (3.65%) TCP/IP
8 126 (3.43%) Internet
9 123 (3.35%) Unified Communications
10 115 (3.13%) Skype
11 111 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
12 96 (2.61%) Network Security
13 95 (2.59%) VoIP
14 91 (2.48%) SAN
15 90 (2.45%) BGP
16 85 (2.31%) DNS
17 82 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
18 78 (2.12%) OSPF
19 68 (1.85%) IPsec
20 60 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 139 (3.78%) Big Data
3 123 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 74 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 62 (1.69%) GIS
9 61 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 56 (1.52%) Power BI
11 47 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 47 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (1.22%) MySQL
13 41 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 35 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 33 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 31 (0.84%) MongoDB
17 27 (0.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 77 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 54 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 45 (1.22%) JIRA
4 35 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 32 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 29 (0.79%) Maven
7 26 (0.71%) gulp
8 23 (0.63%) Travis CI
9 20 (0.54%) Selenium
10 13 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.33%) webpack
12 11 (0.30%) CircleCI
12 11 (0.30%) Gradle
12 11 (0.30%) Hudson
12 11 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
12 11 (0.30%) JUnit
12 11 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 794 (21.61%) Finance
2 363 (9.88%) Marketing
3 241 (6.56%) Retail
4 215 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 198 (5.39%) Banking
6 130 (3.54%) Manufacturing
7 103 (2.80%) Legal
8 92 (2.50%) Advertising
9 75 (2.04%) Billing
10 74 (2.01%) Front Office
11 71 (1.93%) German Language
12 48 (1.31%) French Language
13 38 (1.03%) Electronics
13 38 (1.03%) Games
14 36 (0.98%) Back Office
15 35 (0.95%) Publishing
16 32 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.87%) Investment Banking
17 31 (0.84%) Automotive
18 26 (0.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1259 (34.27%) Consultant
2 824 (22.43%) Architect
3 477 (12.98%) Solutions Architect
4 387 (10.53%) Presales Consultant
5 233 (6.34%) Analyst
6 221 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
7 167 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
8 157 (4.27%) Project Manager
9 136 (3.70%) Business Analyst
10 122 (3.32%) Presales Engineer
11 120 (3.27%) Technical Architect
12 112 (3.05%) Developer
13 111 (3.02%) Security Consultant
14 110 (2.99%) Cloud Architect
15 94 (2.56%) Solutions Consultant
16 86 (2.34%) Senior Architect
17 83 (2.26%) Cloud Consultant
18 77 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
19 76 (2.07%) Network Architect
20 75 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (5.74%) .NET
2 179 (4.87%) Web Services
3 173 (4.71%) HTML
4 146 (3.97%) XML
5 121 (3.29%) CSS
6 105 (2.86%) REST
7 96 (2.61%) SOAP
8 77 (2.10%) AngularJS
8 77 (2.10%) Middleware
9 71 (1.93%) J2EE
10 36 (0.98%) HTML5
11 33 (0.90%) Java EE
12 32 (0.87%) ASP.NET
13 31 (0.84%) Ajax
14 28 (0.76%) jQuery
14 28 (0.76%) JSON
14 28 (0.76%) Node.js
15 27 (0.73%) RESTful
15 27 (0.73%) Spring
16 26 (0.71%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 356 (9.69%) Data Centre
2 321 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 236 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 180 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 135 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 116 (3.16%) Public Cloud
7 90 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 79 (2.15%) Replication
9 70 (1.91%) User Experience
10 68 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 64 (1.74%) Private Cloud
12 62 (1.69%) Fintech
13 60 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
14 52 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
15 51 (1.39%) Blog
16 46 (1.25%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.01%) Social Media
18 30 (0.82%) PMI
19 28 (0.76%) Tandem
20 26 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 467 (12.71%) Windows
2 231 (6.29%) Linux
3 198 (5.39%) Windows Server
4 123 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (2.78%) Unix
7 75 (2.04%) Android
8 62 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 49 (1.33%) Windows 10
10 48 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 32 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 18 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.38%) Solaris
16 14 (0.38%) VMS
17 12 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (15.38%) Project Management
2 530 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (9.66%) ITIL
4 344 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
5 339 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 319 (8.68%) Analytics
7 316 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
8 270 (7.35%) SDLC
9 263 (7.16%) Service Delivery
10 258 (7.02%) Business Development
11 256 (6.97%) Migration
12 230 (6.26%) CRM
13 228 (6.21%) PRINCE2
14 220 (5.99%) TOGAF
15 177 (4.82%) ERP
16 173 (4.71%) Business Analysis
17 156 (4.25%) DevOps
18 149 (4.06%) Customer Engagement
18 149 (4.06%) Scrum
19 142 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 491 (13.36%) SQL
2 401 (10.91%) Java
3 278 (7.57%) JavaScript
4 196 (5.33%) Python
5 187 (5.09%) C#
6 120 (3.27%) C++
7 89 (2.42%) C
8 82 (2.23%) PowerShell
9 73 (1.99%) Ruby
10 63 (1.71%) Perl
11 61 (1.66%) R
12 47 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 35 (0.95%) PHP
15 32 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.46%) MATLAB
17 14 (0.38%) Groovy
18 13 (0.35%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.35%) X++
19 9 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 565 (15.38%) Degree
2 260 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
3 170 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 169 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 159 (4.33%) CCNP
6 127 (3.46%) SC Cleared
7 116 (3.16%) MCSE
8 101 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 92 (2.50%) CCNA
10 77 (2.10%) CCIE
11 73 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 62 (1.69%) CISSP
13 57 (1.55%) PMI Certification
14 54 (1.47%) MCP
14 54 (1.47%) PMP
15 49 (1.33%) ISEB
16 46 (1.25%) CCDP
17 38 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
17 38 (1.03%) MCITP
18 36 (0.98%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (4.57%) QA
2 90 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (1.71%) SLA
4 40 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.71%) PMO
7 20 (0.54%) GDPR
8 18 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.44%) COBIT
9 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.38%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.19%) SEPA
13 7 (0.19%) WCAG
14 6 (0.16%) GPG13
14 6 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.14%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 351 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 288 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 164 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.44%) XenApp
5 51 (1.39%) Docker
6 41 (1.12%) vSphere
6 41 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 36 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (0.87%) Terminal Services
9 28 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.44%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.27%) Firmware
11 10 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.24%) KVM
12 9 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.19%) XenServer
14 6 (0.16%) vCloud
15 4 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 94 (2.56%) Puppet
2 85 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (2.23%) Ansible
4 70 (1.91%) SCCM
5 49 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 41 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 36 (0.98%) Terraform
8 32 (0.87%) Nagios
9 30 (0.82%) Backup Exec
10 22 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 21 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
12 20 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.54%) vRealize
13 18 (0.49%) SCOM
14 17 (0.46%) Cobbler
14 17 (0.46%) FortiGate
15 16 (0.44%) Mesos
16 15 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
17 14 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 14 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 967 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 507 (13.80%) Cisco
3 478 (13.01%) VMware
4 338 (9.20%) Oracle
5 280 (7.62%) SAP
6 211 (5.74%) HP
7 200 (5.44%) Citrix
8 113 (3.08%) Juniper
9 110 (2.99%) F5
10 107 (2.91%) CheckPoint
11 90 (2.45%) IBM
12 85 (2.31%) Dell
13 81 (2.20%) NetApp
14 76 (2.07%) EMC
15 74 (2.01%) ServiceNow
16 69 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
17 66 (1.80%) Google
18 60 (1.63%) Tableau
19 57 (1.55%) Fortinet
20 52 (1.42%) Splunk