Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 446 439
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7 +57
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 1,255 1,163 1,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 970 884 1,120
UK median annual salary £48,500 £46,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.74% -1.58% +1.06%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,075 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Acceptance Criteria 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,709 156,756 180,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.73% 90.60% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,494 127,661 150,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria.

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +40 1,202 £50,000 +5.26% 150
UK excluding London +29 763 £45,000 +5.88% 89
London +18 481 £55,000 - 73
South East +57 255 £45,000 -5.26% 29
East of England +25 134 £45,000 - 8
North of England -26 131 £41,000 +9.33% 13
Midlands +50 114 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South West -11 90 £41,000 +9.33% 13
West Midlands +64 87 £45,000 +20.00% 6
North West -18 75 £43,750 +21.53% 9
Yorkshire +3 47 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +9 27 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Scotland -21 21 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Wales 0 19 £37,500 -4.46% 3
North East -18 9 £38,000 +8.57%
Northern Ireland +2 2 £42,500 -26.09%

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 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 with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 884 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (43.11%) User Stories
3 498 (39.68%) Scrum
4 490 (39.04%) Test Automation
5 374 (29.80%) QA
6 256 (20.40%) Java
7 254 (20.24%) Selenium
8 228 (18.17%) Finance
9 220 (17.53%) SQL
10 215 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
11 214 (17.05%) JIRA
12 213 (16.97%) BDD
13 200 (15.94%) SDLC
14 195 (15.54%) C#
15 189 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
16 188 (14.98%) TDD
17 186 (14.82%) JavaScript
18 185 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
19 169 (13.47%) User Experience
20 159 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
21 158 (12.59%) Degree
22 154 (12.27%) Kanban
23 145 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
24 144 (11.47%) Business Analysis
25 143 (11.39%) Cucumber
26 140 (11.16%) .NET
27 136 (10.84%) E-Commerce
28 129 (10.28%) RESTful
29 128 (10.20%) Test Strategy
30 127 (10.12%) Jenkins

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 114 (9.08%) Confluence
2 34 (2.71%) CMS
3 16 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.56%) JBoss
5 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.40%) Drupal
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.32%) IIS
7 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (0.24%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.24%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 41 (3.27%) MS Visio
2 31 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.40%) Moqups
7 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.24%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.24%) Revit
9 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.080%) Maya
9 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.24%) Primavera
5 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 1 (0.080%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.59%) GitHub
4 22 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 20 (1.59%) OpenShift
6 16 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
7 15 (1.20%) CloudBees
8 11 (0.88%) DigitalOcean
8 11 (0.88%) SaaS
9 7 (0.56%) PaaS
10 4 (0.32%) iTunes
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.24%) Office 365
11 3 (0.24%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.16%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.82%) HTTP
2 8 (0.64%) SMS
3 5 (0.40%) Internet
3 5 (0.40%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.32%) Broadband
4 4 (0.32%) SSL
5 3 (0.24%) FTP
5 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.24%) SSH
6 2 (0.16%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) OSPF
6 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.080%) BGP
7 1 (0.080%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.080%) Frame Relay
7 1 (0.080%) LAN
7 1 (0.080%) VPN
7 1 (0.080%) WAN
7 1 (0.080%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.95%) Big Data
3 28 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.88%) MySQL
5 11 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 254 (20.24%) Selenium
2 214 (17.05%) JIRA
3 143 (11.39%) Cucumber
4 127 (10.12%) Jenkins
5 122 (9.72%) Git (software)
6 114 (9.08%) WebDriver
7 61 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (4.22%) JUnit
8 53 (4.22%) SpecFlow
9 48 (3.82%) JMeter
10 42 (3.35%) SoapUI
11 40 (3.19%) Appium
12 38 (3.03%) Maven
12 38 (3.03%) Protractor
13 35 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 35 (2.79%) Visual Studio
14 34 (2.71%) NUnit
15 32 (2.55%) Gradle
16 31 (2.47%) Gatling
16 31 (2.47%) HP UFT
General
1 228 (18.17%) Finance
2 114 (9.08%) Retail
3 49 (3.90%) Banking
4 34 (2.71%) Marketing
5 22 (1.75%) Games
5 22 (1.75%) Law
6 19 (1.51%) Back Office
7 17 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.27%) Legal
9 14 (1.12%) Advertising
10 11 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.56%) Publishing
14 6 (0.48%) Front Office
15 5 (0.40%) Billing
16 4 (0.32%) Military
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.24%) German Language
17 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 411 (32.75%) Analyst
2 282 (22.47%) Business Analyst
3 176 (14.02%) Developer
4 120 (9.56%) Tester
5 91 (7.25%) Test Engineer
6 89 (7.09%) QA Engineer
7 84 (6.69%) Product Owner
8 77 (6.14%) Agile Business Analyst
9 74 (5.90%) Test Analyst
10 65 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
11 64 (5.10%) Automation Tester
12 59 (4.70%) Consultant
13 51 (4.06%) QA Tester
14 49 (3.90%) Software Developer
14 49 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
15 48 (3.82%) .NET Developer
16 45 (3.59%) Digital Analyst
16 45 (3.59%) Digital Business Analyst
16 45 (3.59%) Senior Developer
17 43 (3.43%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (11.16%) .NET
2 129 (10.28%) RESTful
3 121 (9.64%) HTML
4 110 (8.76%) Web Services
5 98 (7.81%) CSS
6 66 (5.26%) REST
7 62 (4.94%) HTML5
8 60 (4.78%) jQuery
9 58 (4.62%) AngularJS
10 47 (3.75%) JSON
11 45 (3.59%) SOAP
11 45 (3.59%) XML
12 42 (3.35%) Ajax
12 42 (3.35%) ASP.NET
13 41 (3.27%) Gherkin
14 36 (2.87%) Node.js
15 34 (2.71%) Velocity
16 33 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (2.31%) React
18 27 (2.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 185 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (13.47%) User Experience
3 90 (7.17%) Fintech
4 81 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 80 (6.37%) Mobile App
6 50 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
8 36 (2.87%) Data Centre
9 26 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.67%) Minimum Viable Product
10 21 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.20%) Social Media
13 11 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.72%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.72%) Replication
15 8 (0.64%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.06%) Android
1 76 (6.06%) Linux
2 70 (5.58%) Apple iOS
3 52 (4.14%) Windows
4 32 (2.55%) Unix
5 7 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.080%) AIX
9 1 (0.080%) CentOS
9 1 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.080%) Fedora
9 1 (0.080%) Solaris
9 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (43.11%) User Stories
3 498 (39.68%) Scrum
4 490 (39.04%) Test Automation
5 215 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
6 213 (16.97%) BDD
7 200 (15.94%) SDLC
8 189 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
9 188 (14.98%) TDD
10 159 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 154 (12.27%) Kanban
12 145 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 144 (11.47%) Business Analysis
14 136 (10.84%) E-Commerce
15 128 (10.20%) Test Strategy
16 116 (9.24%) ITIL
17 112 (8.92%) Test Scripting
18 111 (8.84%) Software Testing
19 110 (8.76%) DevOps
20 109 (8.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (20.40%) Java
2 220 (17.53%) SQL
3 195 (15.54%) C#
4 186 (14.82%) JavaScript
5 62 (4.94%) Python
6 51 (4.06%) Ruby
7 28 (2.23%) C++
8 26 (2.07%) C
9 17 (1.35%) Scala
10 15 (1.20%) Perl
11 14 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.04%) Apple Swift
12 13 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 12 (0.96%) ES6
14 11 (0.88%) PHP
15 9 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.64%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.64%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 158 (12.59%) Degree
2 96 (7.65%) ISEB
3 51 (4.06%) ISTQB
4 39 (3.11%) Security Cleared
5 38 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.80%) IIBA
10 7 (0.56%) CBAP
11 6 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.24%) HND
13 3 (0.24%) NVQ Level 4
13 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.24%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (29.80%) QA
2 23 (1.83%) SLA
3 18 (1.43%) PMO
4 12 (0.96%) GDPR
5 11 (0.88%) WCAG
6 7 (0.56%) COBIT
7 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.24%) PSD2
8 3 (0.24%) SEPA
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.080%) EMIR
10 1 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.080%) MiFID
10 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
System Software
1 40 (3.19%) Docker
2 11 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.080%) Firmware
6 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.080%) NFS
6 1 (0.080%) Samba
6 1 (0.080%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (2.07%) Ansible
1 26 (2.07%) Puppet
2 22 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.27%) Nagios
4 15 (1.20%) Rundeck
5 14 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.80%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.40%) WMI
8 4 (0.32%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.32%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.080%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.080%) Mesos
10 1 (0.080%) Netcool
10 1 (0.080%) Nmap
10 1 (0.080%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.080%) SCCM
10 1 (0.080%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.080%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.38%) Oracle
3 39 (3.11%) SAP
3 39 (3.11%) WorldPay
4 33 (2.63%) HP
5 27 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 26 (2.07%) Adobe
7 24 (1.91%) Capita
8 20 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.35%) Google
10 16 (1.27%) Splunk
11 15 (1.20%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.20%) hybris
11 15 (1.20%) TOWER Software
12 14 (1.12%) Cognizant
12 14 (1.12%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.88%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.72%) New Relic
15 7 (0.56%) Apple
16 6 (0.48%) IBM