Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Requirements Gathering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Gathering over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 142 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 -25 -9
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 2,522 1,079 3,807
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.39% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.56% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,803 830 3,129
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £32,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

Requirements Gathering 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 100,397 42,196 120,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.16% 93.34% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 67,888 35,100 97,007
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Requirements Gathering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Gathering in England

Requirements Gathering
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Requirements Gathering in England

Requirements Gathering
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Requirements Gathering in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Requirements Gathering in England

Requirements Gathering
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Gathering within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 -5 1,197 £65,000 +4.00% 150
North of England -1 411 £47,500 -5.00% 75
South East -27 375 £55,000 - 59
Midlands -29 247 £45,000 -5.26% 75
North West +3 220 £47,500 - 44
West Midlands -14 181 £45,000 -10.00% 55
Yorkshire -31 176 £54,500 +9.00% 22
South West -52 120 £45,000 -5.26% 29
East of England -3 115 £65,000 +18.18% 36
East Midlands -47 60 £41,500 -2.35% 19
North East -27 16 £42,500 -26.09% 9
Requirements Gathering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Requirements Gathering 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 Requirements Gathering.

1 986 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 872 (34.58%) Social Skills
3 710 (28.15%) Finance
4 523 (20.74%) SQL
5 504 (19.98%) Business Analysis
6 492 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 420 (16.65%) Analytical Skills
8 417 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 416 (16.49%) Azure
10 406 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
11 353 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
12 325 (12.89%) Project Management
13 310 (12.29%) Degree
14 298 (11.82%) User Stories
15 294 (11.66%) Analytics
16 287 (11.38%) Workshop Facilitation
16 287 (11.38%) Scrum
17 256 (10.15%) JIRA
18 252 (9.99%) Marketing
19 251 (9.95%) User Experience
20 239 (9.48%) Presales
21 230 (9.12%) Mentoring
22 229 (9.08%) C#
22 229 (9.08%) SQL Server
23 227 (9.00%) Salesforce.com
24 225 (8.92%) SDLC
25 223 (8.84%) Power Platform
26 216 (8.56%) Migration
27 212 (8.41%) Waterfall
28 211 (8.37%) Project Delivery

Requirements Gathering
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 81 (3.21%) Confluence
2 71 (2.82%) CMS
3 67 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 49 (1.94%) WordPress
5 37 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.43%) SAS
7 20 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 12 (0.48%) IIS
10 11 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.40%) Apache
11 10 (0.40%) MediaWiki
12 9 (0.36%) Joomla!
12 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.24%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.24%) Luigi
14 6 (0.24%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 168 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 83 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 51 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.56%) Figma
7 10 (0.40%) Sketch
8 9 (0.36%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.36%) InVision
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.16%) Simulink
12 2 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.079%) Oracle Smart View
13 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.040%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 52 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 27 (1.07%) NetSuite
5 24 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 21 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
7 18 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
9 15 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (0.59%) SAP MM
10 14 (0.56%) SAP SD
11 12 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
11 12 (0.48%) Sentinel
12 11 (0.44%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.40%) SAP APO
13 10 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
15 7 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
15 7 (0.28%) SAP Business One
15 7 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 416 (16.49%) Azure
2 223 (8.84%) Power Platform
3 189 (7.49%) AWS
4 187 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
5 130 (5.15%) SaaS
6 107 (4.24%) Dynamics 365
7 101 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (2.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 56 (2.22%) GCP
10 54 (2.14%) PowerApps
11 48 (1.90%) GitHub
11 48 (1.90%) PaaS
12 45 (1.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 43 (1.70%) Serverless
14 39 (1.55%) IaaS
15 38 (1.51%) Power Automate
16 30 (1.19%) Force.com
17 26 (1.03%) Snowflake
18 25 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
19 23 (0.91%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.74%) VPN
2 46 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 46 (1.82%) Unified Communications
3 45 (1.78%) Firewall
4 42 (1.67%) DNS
5 40 (1.59%) Broadband
6 38 (1.51%) Wireless
7 32 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (1.19%) MQTT
9 27 (1.07%) Internet
10 26 (1.03%) Bluetooth
10 26 (1.03%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.52%) HTTP
12 12 (0.48%) WAN
13 10 (0.40%) Intranet
14 9 (0.36%) LAN
14 9 (0.36%) SD-WAN
15 8 (0.32%) Network Security
16 7 (0.28%) DHCP
16 7 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.02%) Power BI
3 163 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
4 116 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (4.60%) Tableau
5 81 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 69 (2.74%) Big Data
8 53 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 33 (1.31%) Data Lake
12 29 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 28 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
14 27 (1.07%) NoSQL
15 26 (1.03%) Looker
15 26 (1.03%) Tableau Desktop
16 25 (0.99%) Tableau Server
17 22 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 256 (10.15%) JIRA
2 68 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 45 (1.78%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.07%) Eclipse
7 26 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
9 17 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.63%) Maven
10 16 (0.63%) Selenium
10 16 (0.63%) webpack
11 14 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
11 14 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (0.44%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.40%) gulp
13 10 (0.40%) JUnit
13 10 (0.40%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
14 9 (0.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 872 (34.58%) Social Skills
2 710 (28.15%) Finance
3 420 (16.65%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (9.99%) Marketing
5 138 (5.47%) Retail
6 115 (4.56%) Manufacturing
7 109 (4.32%) Law
8 106 (4.20%) Influencing Skills
8 106 (4.20%) Public Sector
9 103 (4.08%) Banking
10 100 (3.97%) Organisational Skills
11 99 (3.93%) Presentation Skills
12 75 (2.97%) Legal
13 48 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 43 (1.70%) Telecoms
15 37 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
17 32 (1.27%) Front Office
18 31 (1.23%) Investment Banking
19 27 (1.07%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 881 (34.93%) Analyst
2 665 (26.37%) Business Analyst
3 401 (15.90%) Developer
4 361 (14.31%) Consultant
5 133 (5.27%) Architect
6 115 (4.56%) Cloud Consultant
7 105 (4.16%) Technical Consultant
8 93 (3.69%) Data Analyst
9 90 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 88 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (3.33%) Software Engineer
12 83 (3.29%) IT Analyst
13 76 (3.01%) Business IT Analyst
13 76 (3.01%) IT Business Analyst
14 71 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
15 67 (2.66%) Senior Developer
16 62 (2.46%) Software Developer
16 62 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
17 60 (2.38%) C# Developer
18 59 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (8.37%) .NET
2 203 (8.05%) HTML
3 177 (7.02%) CSS
4 122 (4.84%) React
5 105 (4.16%) Web Services
6 85 (3.37%) AngularJS
7 82 (3.25%) HTML5
8 70 (2.78%) REST
9 62 (2.46%) RESTful
10 61 (2.42%) XML
11 50 (1.98%) JSON
12 47 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 43 (1.70%) .NET Core
13 43 (1.70%) Node.js
14 39 (1.55%) jQuery
15 36 (1.43%) CSS3
15 36 (1.43%) SOAP
16 34 (1.35%) Kafka
16 34 (1.35%) Vue.js
17 32 (1.27%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 251 (9.95%) User Experience
2 119 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
3 112 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 97 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 95 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 73 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 57 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
8 51 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 50 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 40 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
11 38 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 36 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 36 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 31 (1.23%) Life Science
14 28 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
15 27 (1.07%) Device Driver
16 20 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 20 (0.79%) Social Media
17 18 (0.71%) Reinsurance
17 18 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 101 (4.00%) Linux
2 92 (3.65%) Windows
3 63 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 50 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 42 (1.67%) Android
6 40 (1.59%) Unix
7 32 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.83%) VMS
9 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.12%) CentOS
11 2 (0.079%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.079%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.040%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.040%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.040%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.040%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (19.98%) Business Analysis
3 417 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 406 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
5 353 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
6 325 (12.89%) Project Management
7 298 (11.82%) User Stories
8 294 (11.66%) Analytics
9 287 (11.38%) Scrum
9 287 (11.38%) Workshop Facilitation
10 239 (9.48%) Presales
11 230 (9.12%) Mentoring
12 225 (8.92%) SDLC
13 216 (8.56%) Migration
14 212 (8.41%) Waterfall
15 211 (8.37%) Project Delivery
15 211 (8.37%) Software Engineering
16 192 (7.61%) ERP
17 187 (7.41%) CRM
18 182 (7.22%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 523 (20.74%) SQL
2 229 (9.08%) C#
3 203 (8.05%) Python
4 180 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 117 (4.64%) Java
6 90 (3.57%) C
7 65 (2.58%) C++
8 51 (2.02%) TypeScript
9 45 (1.78%) PHP
10 44 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 43 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.39%) Apex Code
12 35 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 32 (1.27%) R
13 32 (1.27%) VBA
14 28 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 21 (0.83%) Scala
16 19 (0.75%) ES6
17 17 (0.67%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 310 (12.29%) Degree
2 134 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 119 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 68 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 41 (1.63%) ISEB
6 22 (0.87%) Tableau Certification
7 21 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (0.79%) MBA
8 20 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 18 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.40%) ACCA
11 10 (0.40%) CIMA
11 10 (0.40%) PhD
11 10 (0.40%) SAS Certification
12 8 (0.32%) CBAP
12 8 (0.32%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (6.42%) QA
2 80 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.35%) Accessibility
3 34 (1.35%) PMO
4 24 (0.95%) GDPR
5 15 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.44%) NIST
8 10 (0.40%) Good Clinical Practice
9 9 (0.36%) GxP
10 8 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.28%) MiFID
11 7 (0.28%) SLA
12 6 (0.24%) CDISC
13 5 (0.20%) EMIR
14 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.12%) IFRS
16 2 (0.079%) GRC
16 2 (0.079%) PSD2
System Software
1 140 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 80 (3.17%) Docker
3 30 (1.19%) Firmware
4 22 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.24%) HDFS
6 6 (0.24%) vSphere
7 4 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.16%) XenApp
7 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 97 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 68 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 62 (2.46%) Single Sign-On
4 48 (1.90%) SCCM
5 45 (1.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 35 (1.39%) Terraform
7 23 (0.91%) Grafana
8 22 (0.87%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.67%) Ansible
10 12 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.48%) Puppet
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.20%) Control-M
13 2 (0.079%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.079%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.079%) vRealize
14 1 (0.040%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.040%) Kibana
14 1 (0.040%) PingFederate
14 1 (0.040%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 492 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 227 (9.00%) Salesforce.com
3 148 (5.87%) SAP
4 144 (5.71%) Oracle
5 105 (4.16%) Google
6 89 (3.53%) Adobe
7 55 (2.18%) Apple
8 29 (1.15%) Conga
9 28 (1.11%) Sage
10 27 (1.07%) VMware
11 26 (1.03%) Informatica
12 23 (0.91%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.87%) Alteryx
14 21 (0.83%) IBM
15 20 (0.79%) Pardot
16 18 (0.71%) Databricks
16 18 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 17 (0.67%) Hyperion
17 17 (0.67%) Infor
18 16 (0.63%) JD Edwards