Actionable Insights (or Actionable Intelligence, Actionable Recommendations)
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 57 63 432
Rank change year-on-year +6 +369 +77
Permanent jobs citing Actionable Insight 4,116 4,813 1,407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.06% 4.91% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 5.13% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 555 257 316
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,723 £31,875
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £56,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +1.82% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £80,435 £88,451 £89,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,719 93,735 157,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.61% 95.58% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60,185 55,235 82,763
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

Actionable Insight
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Actionable Insight.

Salary trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Top 17 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +19 3,067 £52,500 -6.25% 572
UK excluding London -18 3,047 £47,500 -9.52% 327
Work from Home +20 2,194 £50,000 -9.96% 250
London +167 878 £61,250 +2.08% 348
South East +20 745 £45,000 -14.29% 156
North of England -4 601 £55,000 +4.76% 65
South West -19 473 £57,500 -23.33% 17
Scotland -31 451 £51,500 +7.95% 14
North West -5 406 £60,000 -14.29% 44
Midlands -34 307 £57,500 +31.43% 42
Wales -3 263 £42,500 -29.17% 7
East Midlands -30 202 £35,000 +2.94% 14
Yorkshire -2 189 £42,500 - 15
Northern Ireland +7 169 £35,000 - 3
West Midlands -7 105 £57,500 +17.95% 28
East of England -34 42 £43,000 - 30
North East -21 6 £38,362 -19.24% 6

Actionable Insight
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 330 (8.02%) ArcGIS
1 330 (8.02%) GeoServer
2 115 (2.79%) WebLogic
3 81 (1.97%) Apache
4 52 (1.26%) Confluence
5 47 (1.14%) SAS
6 43 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
7 37 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.29%) JBoss
9 12 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
10 11 (0.27%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.12%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.097%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.097%) TWiki
13 1 (0.024%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.024%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 665 (16.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 76 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (1.26%) Sketch
5 40 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.78%) UserZoom
7 7 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
8 6 (0.15%) InVision
9 5 (0.12%) SPSS
10 3 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 75 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 58 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 36 (0.87%) Siebel CRM
4 8 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.17%) HFM
5 7 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.12%) Shopify
7 4 (0.097%) BASE24
8 2 (0.049%) Primavera
9 1 (0.024%) Magento
9 1 (0.024%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.024%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 986 (23.96%) AWS
2 837 (20.34%) Azure
3 250 (6.07%) Power Platform
4 180 (4.37%) SaaS
5 146 (3.55%) GCP
6 110 (2.67%) Figma
7 91 (2.21%) Microsoft 365
8 73 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
9 72 (1.75%) Miro
10 70 (1.70%) SurveyMonkey
11 69 (1.68%) Amazon S3
12 63 (1.53%) Serverless
13 57 (1.38%) OpenShift
14 56 (1.36%) Power Automate
14 56 (1.36%) PowerApps
15 50 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
16 46 (1.12%) Heroku
17 31 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
18 30 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
19 28 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 453 (11.01%) Broadband
2 351 (8.53%) VSAT
3 189 (4.59%) Firewall
4 105 (2.55%) VPN
5 103 (2.50%) DNS
6 102 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 90 (2.19%) Internet
8 54 (1.31%) IPsec
8 54 (1.31%) SNMP
8 54 (1.31%) WAN
9 47 (1.14%) LAN
10 46 (1.12%) BGP
10 46 (1.12%) SSL
11 42 (1.02%) DHCP
12 35 (0.85%) HTTP
13 23 (0.56%) AMQP
13 23 (0.56%) Network Security
14 22 (0.53%) Wireless
15 18 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (0.39%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (10.30%) PostgreSQL
2 354 (8.60%) GIS
3 330 (8.02%) QGIS
4 313 (7.60%) Tableau
5 248 (6.03%) Power BI
6 207 (5.03%) Oracle Database
7 134 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 101 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (2.41%) Relational Database
10 88 (2.14%) RDBMS
11 86 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
12 85 (2.07%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.51%) SQL Server
14 51 (1.24%) Big Data
15 48 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
16 43 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
16 43 (1.04%) VLDB
17 42 (1.02%) Data Lake
18 33 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
19 30 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 267 (6.49%) Git
2 161 (3.91%) JIRA
3 94 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 24 (0.58%) JDeveloper
5 23 (0.56%) Ant
6 21 (0.51%) Selenium
7 18 (0.44%) Subversion
8 13 (0.32%) Robot Framework
9 12 (0.29%) IntelliJ
9 12 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.24%) GitLab
10 10 (0.24%) Trac
11 8 (0.19%) TestRail
11 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.097%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.073%) ER Studio
13 3 (0.073%) ERwin
14 2 (0.049%) TeamCity
15 1 (0.024%) Maven
General
1 1,533 (37.24%) Social Skills
2 963 (23.40%) Finance
3 923 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
4 478 (11.61%) Influencing Skills
5 326 (7.92%) Presentation Skills
6 282 (6.85%) Aerospace
7 234 (5.69%) Marketing
8 211 (5.13%) Retail
9 120 (2.92%) Public Sector
10 99 (2.41%) Law
11 92 (2.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 65 (1.58%) Games
13 49 (1.19%) Telecoms
14 40 (0.97%) Social Science
15 38 (0.92%) Local Government
16 34 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
17 30 (0.73%) Banking
17 30 (0.73%) Manufacturing
18 28 (0.68%) Police
19 25 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,237 (30.05%) Senior
2 1,016 (24.68%) Analyst
3 808 (19.63%) Architect
4 488 (11.86%) Software Engineer
5 462 (11.22%) Senior Analyst
6 360 (8.75%) Software Architect
7 305 (7.41%) Developer
8 252 (6.12%) Lead
9 245 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 236 (5.73%) Data Analyst
11 209 (5.08%) Project Manager
12 188 (4.57%) Senior Developer
12 188 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
13 180 (4.37%) Consultant
14 159 (3.86%) Presales Manager
15 132 (3.21%) Financial Analyst
16 131 (3.18%) Senior Data Analyst
17 128 (3.11%) Commercial Analyst
18 95 (2.31%) Data Scientist
19 91 (2.21%) PostgreSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (9.86%) React
2 346 (8.41%) .NET
3 331 (8.04%) Leaflet
3 331 (8.04%) OpenLayers
4 330 (8.02%) PostGIS
5 315 (7.65%) CSS
6 305 (7.41%) .NET Core
7 126 (3.06%) AngularJS
8 123 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
9 103 (2.50%) Node.js
10 99 (2.41%) HTML
11 87 (2.11%) Spring
12 69 (1.68%) Spring Boot
13 65 (1.58%) TensorFlow
14 54 (1.31%) YAML
15 51 (1.24%) scikit-learn
16 50 (1.21%) Pandas
17 49 (1.19%) Django
18 47 (1.14%) PySpark
19 44 (1.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 127 (3.09%) Public Cloud
2 102 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 100 (2.43%) Algorithms
4 97 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 96 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 94 (2.28%) PKI
7 79 (1.92%) Product Ownership
8 77 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 55 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 46 (1.12%) Cloud Native
11 39 (0.95%) Onboarding
12 31 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
13 27 (0.66%) Market Risk
14 22 (0.53%) CMDB
15 20 (0.49%) Satnav
16 18 (0.44%) NHS
16 18 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
17 16 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.34%) Cyber Threat
18 14 (0.34%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 476 (11.56%) Linux
2 246 (5.98%) Windows
3 121 (2.94%) Unix
4 107 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (2.50%) Ubuntu
6 55 (1.34%) CentOS
7 54 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
8 51 (1.24%) Solaris
9 46 (1.12%) VMS
10 27 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 27 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (0.61%) Windows Server
12 24 (0.58%) Debian
13 14 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.19%) AIX
15 4 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.097%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,866 (45.34%) Agile
2 846 (20.55%) Decision-Making
2 846 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
3 741 (18.00%) DevOps
4 676 (16.42%) Mentoring
5 622 (15.11%) Business Case
6 619 (15.04%) Project Management
7 557 (13.53%) TOGAF
8 552 (13.41%) Analytics
9 519 (12.61%) Software Engineering
10 470 (11.42%) Validation
11 469 (11.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 462 (11.22%) Visualisation
13 454 (11.03%) Budgeting
14 437 (10.62%) Collaborative Working
15 411 (9.99%) Presales
16 387 (9.40%) Model Validation
17 384 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
18 372 (9.04%) Requirements Management
19 369 (8.97%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 879 (21.36%) Python
2 689 (16.74%) SQL
3 445 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 253 (6.15%) C#
5 206 (5.00%) Java
6 141 (3.43%) PL/SQL
7 99 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 94 (2.28%) Bash
9 74 (1.80%) R
10 54 (1.31%) C++
11 40 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions
12 30 (0.73%) Go
13 28 (0.68%) C
14 27 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.63%) Ruby
16 24 (0.58%) MATLAB
16 24 (0.58%) Perl
17 16 (0.39%) Bicep
18 15 (0.36%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,669 (40.55%) Security Cleared
2 1,319 (32.05%) SC Cleared
3 654 (15.89%) Degree
4 456 (11.08%) ACCA
4 456 (11.08%) CIMA
5 252 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 208 (5.05%) DBS Check
7 141 (3.43%) Master's Degree
8 77 (1.87%) AWS Certification
9 71 (1.72%) Azure Certification
10 52 (1.26%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 49 (1.19%) PhD
12 46 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 33 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (0.44%) CISSP
15 17 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
16 15 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.36%) CISM
16 15 (0.36%) GCIA
16 15 (0.36%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (3.64%) Accessibility
2 118 (2.87%) Actionable Recommendations
3 105 (2.55%) QA
4 70 (1.70%) SLA
5 62 (1.51%) PMO
6 60 (1.46%) Data Quality
7 58 (1.41%) WCAG
8 32 (0.78%) COBIT
9 20 (0.49%) Software Quality Assurance
10 17 (0.41%) NIST
11 14 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.27%) GDPR
13 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.15%) GRC
14 6 (0.15%) IFRS
15 4 (0.097%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.049%) HAZOP
17 1 (0.024%) California Consumer Privacy Act
17 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 167 (4.06%) Docker
2 116 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 48 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 37 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.39%) pfSense
8 15 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.24%) NFS
10 8 (0.19%) Firmware
10 8 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.19%) vSphere
11 3 (0.073%) KVM
12 1 (0.024%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 257 (6.24%) Ansible
2 179 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 104 (2.53%) Terraform
4 55 (1.34%) Puppet
5 54 (1.31%) Prometheus
5 54 (1.31%) vCenter Server
6 43 (1.04%) Data Guard
6 43 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 32 (0.78%) OpenView
8 26 (0.63%) OpenSSO
8 26 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.39%) Grafana
9 16 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.29%) SCCM
10 12 (0.29%) WSUS
11 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.24%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.024%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.024%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 759 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 376 (9.14%) Oracle
3 333 (8.09%) ESRI
4 201 (4.88%) Databricks
5 159 (3.86%) VMware
6 156 (3.79%) Google
7 148 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 101 (2.45%) Remedy
9 70 (1.70%) Qualtrics
10 65 (1.58%) Palo Alto
11 63 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 58 (1.41%) Sparx
13 54 (1.31%) NetApp
13 54 (1.31%) SolidFire
14 43 (1.04%) Sun
15 40 (0.97%) Cisco
16 37 (0.90%) HP
17 36 (0.87%) Siebel
18 32 (0.78%) BMC
19 27 (0.66%) Fortinet