Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 511 516 522
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +42
Permanent jobs citing GIS 137 233 379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.15% 1.41% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 90 178 302
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £27,750
25th Percentile £33,875 £31,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £41,250 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -12.23% +14.36%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,125 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £49,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,947 16,544 23,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.59% 26.46% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,895 13,737 19,176
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,313 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing GIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK excluding London

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Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIS in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for GIS in the UK excluding London

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Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK excluding London

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Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 April 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
South West -17 46 £40,000 +17.65% 6
South East +42 35 £57,500 +21.05% 13
Scotland +13 18 £50,500 +18.82% 2
East of England +50 17 £34,500 -18.82% 3
North of England +30 10 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Midlands +28 10 £38,500 +2.13% 7
North West +35 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Midlands +4 9 £46,750 +23.03% 4
Wales +28 1 £26,500 -18.46%
East Midlands +9 1 £26,000 -30.46% 3
Yorkshire -3 1 £30,000 -47.83%
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UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for GIS.

1 52 (37.96%) Python
2 49 (35.77%) C#
2 49 (35.77%) Software Engineering
3 41 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (28.47%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
6 33 (24.09%) AWS
7 29 (21.17%) Security Cleared
8 26 (18.98%) Azure
8 26 (18.98%) C++
9 25 (18.25%) SQL
10 24 (17.52%) Bash Shell
10 24 (17.52%) Geospatial Data
11 21 (15.33%) DevOps
11 21 (15.33%) Kubernetes
11 21 (15.33%) Java
11 21 (15.33%) .NET
12 20 (14.60%) HTML
13 19 (13.87%) C
13 19 (13.87%) SQL Server
13 19 (13.87%) Windows
14 18 (13.14%) Management Information System
14 18 (13.14%) PHP
14 18 (13.14%) Machine Learning
14 18 (13.14%) Big Data
15 17 (12.41%) Time Management
16 16 (11.68%) Computer Science
16 16 (11.68%) Artificial Intelligence
16 16 (11.68%) Data Modelling
16 16 (11.68%) Critical Thinking

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 13 (9.49%) ArcGIS
2 8 (5.84%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.73%) ArcSDE
3 1 (0.73%) GeoServer
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.84%) AutoCAD
3 7 (5.11%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (4.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.65%) Simulink
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.73%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.73%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.09%) AWS
2 26 (18.98%) Azure
3 14 (10.22%) GCP
4 12 (8.76%) Serverless
5 10 (7.30%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (7.30%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (7.30%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (7.30%) OpenShift
6 9 (6.57%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.46%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.46%) IaaS
8 1 (0.73%) Heroku
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.73%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) Wireless
2 2 (1.46%) Broadband
3 1 (0.73%) 5G
3 1 (0.73%) LTE
3 1 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.73%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.73%) VPN
3 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.52%) Geospatial Data
2 19 (13.87%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.14%) Big Data
4 12 (8.76%) Spatial Data
5 10 (7.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.57%) Power BI
6 9 (6.57%) QGIS
7 8 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.65%) JasperReports
9 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.92%) MySQL
11 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.19%) HBase
11 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.30%) GoCD
2 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.30%) TeamCity
3 6 (4.38%) JIRA
4 5 (3.65%) JUnit
4 5 (3.65%) Maven
4 5 (3.65%) Mockito
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.46%) Toad
6 1 (0.73%) Aptana Studio
6 1 (0.73%) Grunt
6 1 (0.73%) gulp
6 1 (0.73%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.73%) webpack
6 1 (0.73%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (9.49%) Legal
2 11 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.30%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.11%) Local Government
5 3 (2.19%) Finance
5 3 (2.19%) Military
6 2 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Developer
2 19 (13.87%) Software Engineer
3 11 (8.03%) Software Developer
4 10 (7.30%) C# Developer
4 10 (7.30%) Consultant
4 10 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.30%) Fibre Planner
4 10 (7.30%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (7.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Junior
7 6 (4.38%) Analyst
7 6 (4.38%) Data Consultant
7 6 (4.38%) GIS Officer
7 6 (4.38%) Systems Developer
8 5 (3.65%) GIS Technician
8 5 (3.65%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (2.92%) Administrator
9 4 (2.92%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.33%) .NET
2 20 (14.60%) HTML
3 15 (10.95%) HTML5
4 14 (10.22%) Web Services
5 10 (7.30%) WPF
6 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.11%) REST
6 7 (5.11%) SOAP
6 7 (5.11%) XML
7 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.38%) DirectX
7 6 (4.38%) OpenCV
7 6 (4.38%) Spring
7 6 (4.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.65%) CSS
8 5 (3.65%) GWT
8 5 (3.65%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.65%) JPA
9 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.19%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.14%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.38%) Acoustics
3 6 (4.38%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.38%) User Experience
4 5 (3.65%) LLPG
4 5 (3.65%) NLPG
5 4 (2.92%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.46%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.46%) Life Science
7 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.73%) Lidar
8 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Windows
2 12 (8.76%) Linux
3 2 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.77%) Software Engineering
2 41 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.47%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (15.33%) DevOps
5 18 (13.14%) Machine Learning
6 17 (12.41%) Time Management
7 16 (11.68%) Artificial Intelligence
7 16 (11.68%) Computer Science
7 16 (11.68%) Critical Thinking
7 16 (11.68%) Data Modelling
8 15 (10.95%) Technical Leadership
9 14 (10.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (10.22%) ETL
10 12 (8.76%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (8.76%) Line Management
11 11 (8.03%) Microservices
11 11 (8.03%) Project Management
11 11 (8.03%) Scrum
12 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.96%) Python
2 49 (35.77%) C#
3 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
4 26 (18.98%) C++
5 25 (18.25%) SQL
6 24 (17.52%) Bash Shell
7 21 (15.33%) Java
8 19 (13.87%) C
9 18 (13.14%) PHP
10 12 (8.76%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.65%) Java 8
11 5 (3.65%) Ruby
12 4 (2.92%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.19%) XPath
13 3 (2.19%) XQuery
14 2 (1.46%) Tcl
14 2 (1.46%) VBA
15 1 (0.73%) ES6
Qualifications
1 29 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.95%) Degree
3 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.73%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) QA
2 10 (7.30%) HIPAA
2 10 (7.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.84%) Data Quality
4 6 (4.38%) IEC 61131
5 5 (3.65%) BS7666
6 3 (2.19%) GDPR
7 2 (1.46%) PMO
8 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.30%) Ansible
2 10 (7.30%) Rancher
2 10 (7.30%) Rundeck
2 10 (7.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) ESRI
2 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.30%) Splunk
4 9 (6.57%) Google
4 9 (6.57%) Openreach
5 6 (4.38%) CODA
5 6 (4.38%) DevExpress
5 6 (4.38%) Embarcadero
5 6 (4.38%) Oracle
6 3 (2.19%) SAP
7 2 (1.46%) BT
7 2 (1.46%) Logi
7 2 (1.46%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.46%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.46%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.73%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.73%) IBM