Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Actionable Insight skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Actionable Insights (or Actionable Intelligence, Actionable Recommendations)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 529 793 738
Rank change year-on-year +264 -55 +79
Permanent jobs citing Actionable Insight 675 386 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 444 283 370
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -1.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,045 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £81,200 £80,075
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%

Actionable Insight 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 126,716 151,081 160,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.14% 91.79% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 99,622 120,303 126,709
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Actionable Insight
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Actionable Insight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Insight within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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 +286 646 £50,000 -9.09% 70
UK excluding London +216 357 £45,000 +5.88% 55
London +193 310 £55,000 -8.33% 25
South West +112 120 £52,500 +50.00% 8
North of England +64 97 £37,654 -8.72% 13
North West +88 77 £36,830 -26.34% 11
South East +75 67 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Midlands +56 38 £36,750 +12.22% 6
West Midlands +55 29 £38,500 -4.50% 3
Yorkshire +3 20 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Scotland +10 16 £45,000 +7.14% 2
East of England +61 14 £40,000 -11.11% 11
East Midlands +19 9 £34,000 +4.62% 3
Wales +3 5 £35,000 -17.65% 6

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT jobs citing Actionable Insight 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 Actionable Insight.

1 319 (47.26%) Analytics
2 287 (42.52%) SQL
3 268 (39.70%) Analytical Skills
4 242 (35.85%) Business Intelligence
5 213 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (25.63%) Problem-Solving
7 166 (24.59%) Marketing
8 162 (24.00%) Degree
9 161 (23.85%) Python
10 155 (22.96%) Visualisation
10 155 (22.96%) Tableau
11 147 (21.78%) Data Science
12 138 (20.44%) Machine Learning
13 102 (15.11%) Decision-Making
14 100 (14.81%) Power Platform
14 100 (14.81%) Power BI
15 99 (14.67%) Aerospace
16 98 (14.52%) Military
17 97 (14.37%) R
18 94 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
19 89 (13.19%) Google
20 85 (12.59%) Finance
21 82 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
21 82 (12.15%) Data Modelling
21 82 (12.15%) Data Visualisation
21 82 (12.15%) Big Data
22 76 (11.26%) Microsoft
23 75 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations
24 73 (10.81%) ETL
25 72 (10.67%) Management Information System

Actionable Insight
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 34 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 25 (3.70%) Confluence
3 24 (3.56%) SAS
4 15 (2.22%) Tornado
5 7 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.89%) Apache
7 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.59%) IPython
8 4 (0.59%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 82 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.78%) SPSS
5 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.74%) Simulink
7 3 (0.44%) CATIA
7 3 (0.44%) Sketch
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.30%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.30%) InVision
8 2 (0.30%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) FastStats
3 2 (0.30%) Data Workbench
3 2 (0.30%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Unica
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 100 (14.81%) Power Platform
2 54 (8.00%) AWS
3 53 (7.85%) Google Analytics
4 49 (7.26%) Adobe Analytics
5 37 (5.48%) Azure
6 31 (4.59%) SaaS
7 30 (4.44%) GCP
8 20 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (2.22%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.07%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (1.63%) Google Tag Manager
14 9 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.33%) GitHub
14 9 (1.33%) Serverless
15 8 (1.19%) AdWords
16 7 (1.04%) PaaS
17 6 (0.89%) Data Lake Analytics
17 6 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.44%) Internet
2 19 (2.81%) Wireless
3 12 (1.78%) 4G
4 9 (1.33%) Firewall
5 8 (1.19%) Network Security
6 6 (0.89%) VoIP
7 5 (0.74%) Skype
8 3 (0.44%) LTE
8 3 (0.44%) Tactical Data Link
9 2 (0.30%) Broadband
9 2 (0.30%) DNS
9 2 (0.30%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.15%) DHCP
10 1 (0.15%) FTP
10 1 (0.15%) GoToMeeting
10 1 (0.15%) LAN
10 1 (0.15%) SMTP
10 1 (0.15%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.81%) Power BI
2 94 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (12.15%) Big Data
4 57 (8.44%) SQL Server
5 47 (6.96%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.19%) Looker
7 33 (4.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 32 (4.74%) BigQuery
8 32 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 29 (4.30%) NoSQL
10 28 (4.15%) Data Mining
10 28 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (2.96%) Data Lake
13 19 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 19 (2.81%) Snowflake Schema
14 18 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (1.93%) MongoDB
16 13 (1.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (3.85%) JIRA
2 14 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.89%) Eclipse RCP
5 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.74%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.74%) Rational Statemate
7 4 (0.59%) Subversion
8 3 (0.44%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.44%) GitLab
9 2 (0.30%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.30%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.15%) MSTest
10 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 166 (24.59%) Marketing
2 99 (14.67%) Aerospace
3 98 (14.52%) Military
4 85 (12.59%) Finance
5 58 (8.59%) Retail
6 41 (6.07%) Telecoms
7 40 (5.93%) Banking
8 26 (3.85%) Manufacturing
9 21 (3.11%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.93%) Electronics
11 10 (1.48%) Avionics
12 8 (1.19%) Billing
12 8 (1.19%) Brand Awareness
13 7 (1.04%) Law
14 5 (0.74%) Advertising
14 5 (0.74%) Games
14 5 (0.74%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.74%) Norwegian Language
15 4 (0.59%) German Language
15 4 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (31.85%) Analyst
2 75 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
3 71 (10.52%) Data Analyst
4 56 (8.30%) Data Scientist
5 51 (7.56%) Data Engineer
6 44 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 39 (5.78%) Developer
8 35 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 28 (4.15%) User Researcher
10 26 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
11 25 (3.70%) Senior Data Scientist
12 23 (3.41%) Digital Analyst
13 22 (3.26%) Software Engineer
14 20 (2.96%) Technical Manager
15 19 (2.81%) SQL Data Analyst
16 18 (2.67%) Consultant
17 17 (2.52%) Tableau Analyst
18 16 (2.37%) Customer Analyst
18 16 (2.37%) Customer Insight Analyst
19 15 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.22%) Natural Language Processing
2 38 (5.63%) HTML
3 23 (3.41%) CSS
4 22 (3.26%) TensorFlow
5 13 (1.93%) DOM
6 11 (1.63%) Pandas
7 10 (1.48%) Kafka
7 10 (1.48%) RESTful
8 9 (1.33%) Node.js
9 8 (1.19%) Middleware
9 8 (1.19%) PySpark
9 8 (1.19%) XML
10 6 (0.89%) JSP
10 6 (0.89%) Web Services
11 5 (0.74%) NumPy
11 5 (0.74%) pytest
12 4 (0.59%) ggplot
12 4 (0.59%) Leaflet
12 4 (0.59%) Matplotlib
12 4 (0.59%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 268 (39.70%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 54 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 54 (8.00%) User Experience
4 31 (4.59%) Social Media
5 28 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 19 (2.81%) Smartphone
8 15 (2.22%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.78%) Online Banking
10 10 (1.48%) Blog
11 7 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.89%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.44%) Derivative
15 3 (0.44%) FMCG
15 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.11%) Windows
2 26 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 22 (3.26%) Linux
4 21 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.48%) Unix
7 9 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.44%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (47.26%) Analytics
2 242 (35.85%) Business Intelligence
3 213 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (25.63%) Problem-Solving
5 155 (22.96%) Visualisation
6 147 (21.78%) Data Science
7 138 (20.44%) Machine Learning
8 102 (15.11%) Decision-Making
9 82 (12.15%) Data Modelling
9 82 (12.15%) Data Visualisation
10 73 (10.81%) ETL
11 68 (10.07%) Customer Insight
12 67 (9.93%) Computer Science
12 67 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 62 (9.19%) Data Analysis
14 53 (7.85%) Data Analytics
14 53 (7.85%) Software Engineering
15 52 (7.70%) Artificial Intelligence
16 49 (7.26%) Digital Marketing
17 47 (6.96%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 287 (42.52%) SQL
2 161 (23.85%) Python
3 97 (14.37%) R
4 43 (6.37%) Java
5 32 (4.74%) JavaScript
6 29 (4.30%) C++
7 26 (3.85%) C
7 26 (3.85%) VBA
8 21 (3.11%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.96%) C#
10 18 (2.67%) HiveQL
11 16 (2.37%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.22%) Ada
13 12 (1.78%) Scala
14 10 (1.48%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.04%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.04%) VBScript
16 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.59%) VB
17 4 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 162 (24.00%) Degree
2 67 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.67%) PhD
4 14 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.74%) HND
9 3 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.44%) CISM
9 3 (0.44%) CISSP
9 3 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.30%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations
2 40 (5.93%) QA
3 17 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.74%) Def Stans
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.59%) GDPR
6 3 (0.44%) NCSC
7 2 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.04%) VMware NSX
4 5 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.74%) vSphere
5 4 (0.59%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.59%) HDFS
6 2 (0.30%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.04%) Ansible
1 7 (1.04%) vCenter Server
2 3 (0.44%) Oozie
3 1 (0.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (22.96%) Tableau
2 89 (13.19%) Google
3 76 (11.26%) Microsoft
4 55 (8.15%) Adobe
5 27 (4.00%) Oracle
5 27 (4.00%) VMware
6 24 (3.56%) Informatica
7 23 (3.41%) WorldPay
8 22 (3.26%) Atlassian
8 22 (3.26%) Tealium
9 20 (2.96%) SAP
9 20 (2.96%) Talend
9 20 (2.96%) Teradata
10 10 (1.48%) Databricks
10 10 (1.48%) MathWorks
10 10 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.33%) Confirmit
12 8 (1.19%) Alteryx
12 8 (1.19%) EMC
12 8 (1.19%) Veeam