Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 276 303
Rank change year-on-year +62 +27 +21
Permanent jobs citing GIS 81 50 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.86% 1.69% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 54 40 16
South West median annual salary £35,027 £44,400 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.11% -6.53% +15.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £34,378 £31,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -5.26%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,101 2,959 3,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.74% 29.48% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,785 2,525 2,879
South West median annual salary £44,490 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,787 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS in the South West.

Salary trend for GIS in the South West

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Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in the South West over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for GIS in the South West

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Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
Somerset +21 26 £44,462 +17.82% 1
Wiltshire +30 19 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Gloucestershire +2 15 £27,500 -47.62% 2
Devon +4 11 £35,000 -21.17% 5
Bristol +47 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Dorset +21 2 £70,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT jobs citing GIS 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 South West region with a requirement for GIS.

1 43 (53.09%) Software Engineering
2 29 (35.80%) Java
3 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
4 25 (30.86%) OO
4 25 (30.86%) Degree
4 25 (30.86%) Geospatial Data
5 22 (27.16%) SQL
6 21 (25.93%) C#
6 21 (25.93%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (25.93%) Data Protection
6 21 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (23.46%) Data Analysis
7 19 (23.46%) Analytics
8 18 (22.22%) Machine Learning
8 18 (22.22%) C++
9 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
9 16 (19.75%) Computer Science
9 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (19.75%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.52%) DevOps
10 15 (18.52%) .NET
11 14 (17.28%) Internet
12 13 (16.05%) JSON
12 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.05%) SaaS
12 13 (16.05%) REST
13 12 (14.81%) Big Data
13 12 (14.81%) Mobile Development
13 12 (14.81%) Law
13 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (9.88%) ArcGIS
2 5 (6.17%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) JBoss
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.05%) SaaS
2 10 (12.35%) Azure
3 9 (11.11%) Serverless
4 4 (4.94%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.23%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) Internet
2 8 (9.88%) HTTP
2 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) Geospatial Data
2 12 (14.81%) Big Data
3 8 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (9.88%) SQLite
4 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.17%) JasperReports
5 5 (6.17%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.94%) Power BI
7 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.23%) DB2
8 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Ant
1 5 (6.17%) ClearQuest
1 5 (6.17%) CruiseControl
1 5 (6.17%) FishEye
1 5 (6.17%) Hudson
1 5 (6.17%) Jasmine
1 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.17%) JIRA
1 5 (6.17%) JUnit
1 5 (6.17%) Maven
1 5 (6.17%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (14.81%) Law
2 8 (9.88%) Aerospace
3 6 (7.41%) Police
4 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.70%) Local Government
6 2 (2.47%) Marketing
7 1 (1.23%) Finance
7 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Developer
2 24 (29.63%) Software Developer
3 20 (24.69%) Software Engineer
4 14 (17.28%) Principal Engineer
4 14 (17.28%) Principal Software Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Customer Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (6.17%) Java Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Principal Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Principal Java Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Principal Software Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Head of Applications
8 3 (3.70%) Head of Digital
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) JSON
2 13 (16.05%) REST
3 8 (9.88%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.88%) Middleware
3 8 (9.88%) Web Services
3 8 (9.88%) XML
4 5 (6.17%) Ajax
4 5 (6.17%) Apache Flex
4 5 (6.17%) AWT
4 5 (6.17%) CSS
4 5 (6.17%) GWT
4 5 (6.17%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.17%) JMS
4 5 (6.17%) OAuth
4 5 (6.17%) React
4 5 (6.17%) RESTful
4 5 (6.17%) Spring
4 5 (6.17%) Swing
4 5 (6.17%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Data Protection Act
1 21 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (9.88%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (6.17%) Renewable Energy
4 5 (6.17%) Robotics
5 3 (3.70%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.09%) Software Engineering
2 25 (30.86%) OO
3 21 (25.93%) Data Protection
4 19 (23.46%) Analytics
4 19 (23.46%) Data Analysis
5 18 (22.22%) Machine Learning
6 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (19.75%) Computer Science
6 16 (19.75%) Test Automation
7 15 (18.52%) DevOps
8 12 (14.81%) Mobile Development
9 9 (11.11%) Computer Architecture
9 9 (11.11%) Decision-Making
9 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.88%) Data Management
10 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (7.41%) Asset Management
12 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.80%) Java
2 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 22 (27.16%) SQL
4 21 (25.93%) C#
5 18 (22.22%) C++
6 11 (13.58%) Python
7 7 (8.64%) C
8 5 (6.17%) Java 8
9 3 (3.70%) VBA
10 2 (2.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (30.86%) Degree
2 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.58%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.88%) HND
5 3 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) Adobe
2 5 (6.17%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.17%) ESRI
2 5 (6.17%) Google
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 3 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) BT
5 1 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) Talend