Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Actionable Insights (or Actionable Intelligence, Actionable Recommendations)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 745 785
Rank change year-on-year +246 +40 -64
Permanent jobs citing Actionable Insight 634 405 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 450 303 291
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £88,875 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -16.20%

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 113,176 139,595 161,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.23% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89,768 110,325 131,818
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Top 16 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 26 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
England +262 600 £55,000 +10.00% 91
UK excluding London +196 312 £50,000 +11.11% 64
London +152 297 £60,000 +4.35% 34
South West +101 93 £52,500 +23.53% 9
South East +91 91 £50,000 +11.11% 9
North of England +90 86 £40,000 - 29
North West +103 72 £37,654 -16.32% 15
Midlands +44 24 £53,000 +6.00% 8
West Midlands +45 17 £40,000 +4.90% 4
Yorkshire +29 12 £48,750 +30.00% 11
East of England +67 9 £52,500 -7.08% 2
East Midlands +23 7 £67,500 +12.50% 4
Scotland -2 7 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North East +9 2 £60,858 +115.42% 3
Wales -5 1 £87,500 +105.88% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 325 (51.26%) SQL
2 303 (47.79%) Analytics
3 226 (35.65%) Business Intelligence
4 213 (33.60%) Python
4 213 (33.60%) Analytical Skills
5 172 (27.13%) Marketing
6 168 (26.50%) Degree
7 149 (23.50%) Data Science
8 128 (20.19%) Visualisation
8 128 (20.19%) Machine Learning
9 127 (20.03%) Tableau
10 123 (19.40%) Power Platform
10 123 (19.40%) Power BI
11 113 (17.82%) R
12 111 (17.51%) Military
13 108 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
14 103 (16.25%) Finance
15 98 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
16 94 (14.83%) Aerospace
17 93 (14.67%) Big Data
18 90 (14.20%) ETL
19 89 (14.04%) Decision-Making
20 87 (13.72%) Google
20 87 (13.72%) Computer Science
21 83 (13.09%) Management Information System
22 81 (12.78%) Data Analysis
23 75 (11.83%) Data Visualisation
24 74 (11.67%) AWS
25 72 (11.36%) Mathematics
25 72 (11.36%) Data Warehouse

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 46 (7.26%) Apache Spark
2 33 (5.21%) SAS
3 22 (3.47%) Tornado
4 15 (2.37%) Apache Airflow
4 15 (2.37%) Luigi
5 10 (1.58%) Apache
5 10 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.42%) Jupyter
7 7 (1.10%) Confluence
8 6 (0.95%) IPython
8 6 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) IIS
9 2 (0.32%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 70 (11.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.31%) SPSS
3 17 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.47%) CATIA
7 3 (0.47%) Sketch
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.32%) InVision
8 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.16%) EViews
9 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.79%) SessionCam
3 4 (0.63%) FastStats
3 4 (0.63%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.63%) iTrent
4 1 (0.16%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 123 (19.40%) Power Platform
2 74 (11.67%) AWS
3 46 (7.26%) Google Analytics
4 40 (6.31%) GCP
5 37 (5.84%) Azure
6 33 (5.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 22 (3.47%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.84%) SaaS
9 15 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.26%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.95%) Office 365
13 5 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.32%) AdWords
14 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.32%) Kissmetrics
15 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.73%) Internet
2 18 (2.84%) Firewall
3 12 (1.89%) 4G
3 12 (1.89%) Network Security
4 6 (0.95%) FTP
4 6 (0.95%) Skype
4 6 (0.95%) VoIP
5 5 (0.79%) LTE
6 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) LAN
7 1 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.40%) Power BI
2 93 (14.67%) Big Data
3 72 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 52 (8.20%) SQL Server
6 51 (8.04%) Hadoop
7 48 (7.57%) Data Mining
8 43 (6.78%) Amazon Redshift
9 42 (6.62%) BigQuery
10 37 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (4.57%) Looker
13 27 (4.26%) NoSQL
14 25 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (2.68%) Data Lake
16 15 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (2.37%) Azkaban
16 15 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (2.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.52%) Eclipse
3 14 (2.21%) JIRA
4 10 (1.58%) Eclipse RCP
5 8 (1.26%) Subversion
6 7 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.63%) JDeveloper
8 4 (0.63%) NetBeans
8 4 (0.63%) Rational Robot
8 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.47%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.32%) GitLab
10 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.32%) PyCharm
10 2 (0.32%) RStudio
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 172 (27.13%) Marketing
2 111 (17.51%) Military
3 103 (16.25%) Finance
4 94 (14.83%) Aerospace
5 35 (5.52%) Retail
6 22 (3.47%) Games
6 22 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.84%) Advertising
8 15 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.89%) Billing
10 9 (1.42%) Banking
10 9 (1.42%) Electronics
10 9 (1.42%) Public Sector
11 6 (0.95%) Avionics
11 6 (0.95%) Brand Awareness
12 4 (0.63%) German Language
13 3 (0.47%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
14 2 (0.32%) iGaming
14 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 203 (32.02%) Analyst
2 76 (11.99%) Data Analyst
3 66 (10.41%) Data Engineer
4 65 (10.25%) Insight Analyst
5 55 (8.68%) Data Scientist
5 55 (8.68%) Senior Analyst
6 40 (6.31%) Developer
7 37 (5.84%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 30 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 27 (4.26%) Senior Data Scientist
10 25 (3.94%) Software Engineer
10 25 (3.94%) SQL Analyst
11 24 (3.79%) Data Insight Analyst
11 24 (3.79%) Insight Data Analyst
11 24 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (3.47%) Analytics Manager
13 20 (3.15%) Data Manager
14 19 (3.00%) Consultant
14 19 (3.00%) Junior
14 19 (3.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.89%) HTML
2 29 (4.57%) Kafka
3 24 (3.79%) Natural Language Processing
4 17 (2.68%) CSS
5 14 (2.21%) Spark Streaming
6 13 (2.05%) .NET
7 11 (1.74%) Pandas
7 11 (1.74%) React
8 10 (1.58%) GraphQL
8 10 (1.58%) JSP
8 10 (1.58%) Middleware
8 10 (1.58%) Node.js
9 9 (1.42%) scikit-learn
10 8 (1.26%) MDX
11 7 (1.10%) Matplotlib
11 7 (1.10%) NumPy
11 7 (1.10%) Seaborn
12 6 (0.95%) Entity Framework
12 6 (0.95%) ggplot
12 6 (0.95%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 213 (33.60%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (13.09%) Management Information System
3 52 (8.20%) Data Structures
4 42 (6.62%) Algorithms
5 39 (6.15%) User Experience
6 25 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.94%) Social Media
7 12 (1.89%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.74%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.42%) Online Games
10 6 (0.95%) Blog
10 6 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.63%) HoloLens
12 4 (0.63%) Life Science
13 3 (0.47%) FMCG
13 3 (0.47%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.89%) Windows
2 33 (5.21%) Linux
3 28 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.42%) Unix
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (47.79%) Analytics
2 226 (35.65%) Business Intelligence
3 149 (23.50%) Data Science
4 128 (20.19%) Machine Learning
4 128 (20.19%) Visualisation
5 108 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (14.20%) ETL
8 89 (14.04%) Decision-Making
9 87 (13.72%) Computer Science
10 81 (12.78%) Data Analysis
11 75 (11.83%) Data Visualisation
12 72 (11.36%) Mathematics
13 70 (11.04%) Statistics
14 66 (10.41%) Data Modelling
15 55 (8.68%) Artificial Intelligence
16 54 (8.52%) Software Engineering
17 52 (8.20%) CRM
18 50 (7.89%) Customer Acquisition
19 49 (7.73%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 325 (51.26%) SQL
2 213 (33.60%) Python
3 113 (17.82%) R
4 52 (8.20%) Java
5 49 (7.73%) C++
6 36 (5.68%) C#
7 31 (4.89%) JavaScript
8 29 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 25 (3.94%) VBA
10 21 (3.31%) Scala
11 13 (2.05%) C
11 13 (2.05%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.58%) VB
12 10 (1.58%) VB6
13 9 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (1.26%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 168 (26.50%) Degree
2 57 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.10%) PhD
5 18 (2.84%) Master's Degree
6 17 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.10%) CISM
8 7 (1.10%) CISSP
9 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.32%) GCIA
10 2 (0.32%) GCIH
10 2 (0.32%) GPEN
10 2 (0.32%) SANS
11 1 (0.16%) Analytics IQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.83%) Actionable Recommendations
2 50 (7.89%) QA
3 14 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.10%) NCSC
5 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.63%) GDPR
6 4 (0.63%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (3.94%) Active Directory
1 25 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
2 17 (2.68%) VMware NSX
3 16 (2.52%) vSphere
4 8 (1.26%) Docker
5 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.79%) HDFS
6 5 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (2.68%) vCenter Server
2 10 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.42%) Ansible
4 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
4 2 (0.32%) Terraform
5 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 127 (20.03%) Tableau
2 87 (13.72%) Google
3 63 (9.94%) Microsoft
4 39 (6.15%) Adobe
5 30 (4.73%) WorldPay
6 28 (4.42%) Oracle
7 27 (4.26%) VMware
8 21 (3.31%) Atlassian
9 16 (2.52%) Cisco
10 13 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.74%) Databricks
11 11 (1.74%) Veeam
12 10 (1.58%) Juniper
12 10 (1.58%) McAfee
13 9 (1.42%) Talend
14 8 (1.26%) Alteryx
14 8 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (1.26%) Pardot
14 8 (1.26%) Xero
15 7 (1.10%) EMC