Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Actionable Recommendations
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 982 1105 1128
Rank change year-on-year +123 +23 +70
Permanent jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 67 40 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.025% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 59 19 68
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £39,500 £36,400 £26,750
90th Percentile £78,250 £62,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £30,150
% change year-on-year +11.11% +49.25% -13.86%

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 16,940 21,735 22,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 13.61% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12,937 16,212 17,076
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,638 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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 +135 61 £52,500 +5.00% 4
London +91 40 £55,000 +10.00% 4
UK excluding London +91 25 £50,000 +11.11%
North of England +55 18 £52,500 +18.64%
Yorkshire - 13 £52,500 -
North West +46 5 £75,000 +69.49%
Scotland +23 4 £45,000 +52.54%
East of England +64 1 £35,000 -
Midlands +31 1 £38,500 -37.14%
South East - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £38,500 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 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 Recommendations.

1 67 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 45 (67.16%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (38.81%) SQL
4 26 (38.81%) Analytics
5 24 (35.82%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (28.36%) Analytical Thinking
6 19 (28.36%) Collaborative Working
6 19 (28.36%) Customer Insight
6 19 (28.36%) R
6 19 (28.36%) Finance
6 19 (28.36%) Marketing
7 18 (26.87%) Customer Segmentation
8 17 (25.37%) Banking
8 17 (25.37%) Python
9 16 (23.88%) Machine Learning
10 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (17.91%) Online Banking
11 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis
11 11 (16.42%) Tableau
12 10 (14.93%) Customer Analytics
12 10 (14.93%) Visualisation
13 9 (13.43%) Degree
13 9 (13.43%) CRM
13 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (13.43%) Data Science
14 8 (11.94%) Data-Driven Decision Making
14 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
14 8 (11.94%) Google
15 7 (10.45%) Telecoms

Actionable Recommendations
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 6 (8.96%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.46%) SAS
3 3 (4.48%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
1 6 (8.96%) Power Platform
2 5 (7.46%) AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (5.97%) Google Analytics
4 3 (4.48%) GCP
4 3 (4.48%) Google Sheets
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) AdWords
6 1 (1.49%) Azure
6 1 (1.49%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Firewall
1 6 (8.96%) Skype
2 1 (1.49%) DHCP
2 1 (1.49%) DNS
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) LAN
2 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) VoIP
2 1 (1.49%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.96%) Power BI
3 4 (5.97%) Mixpanel
4 3 (4.48%) BigQuery
4 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) QlikView
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
1 19 (28.36%) Marketing
2 17 (25.37%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Data Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Insight Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Data Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Insight Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Manager
7 6 (8.96%) Data Insight Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Data Scientist
7 6 (8.96%) Insight Data Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Operations Manager
7 6 (8.96%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.97%) User Experience Researcher
9 3 (4.48%) ETL Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Service Operations Manager
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Tableau Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 45 (67.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.91%) Online Banking
3 6 (8.96%) User Experience
4 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.48%) Derivative
5 3 (4.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.49%) FMCG
7 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Smart City
7 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
1 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
1 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) Analytics
4 24 (35.82%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (28.36%) Analytical Thinking
5 19 (28.36%) Collaborative Working
5 19 (28.36%) Customer Insight
6 18 (26.87%) Customer Segmentation
7 16 (23.88%) Machine Learning
8 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis
10 10 (14.93%) Customer Analytics
10 10 (14.93%) Visualisation
11 9 (13.43%) CRM
11 9 (13.43%) Data Science
11 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.94%) Data-Driven Decision Making
12 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
13 7 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (10.45%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) SQL
2 19 (28.36%) R
3 17 (25.37%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) C
5 3 (4.48%) MATLAB
5 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.48%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PMP
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.96%) vSphere
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Tableau
2 8 (11.94%) Google
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco
4 6 (8.96%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) Adobe
6 4 (5.97%) WorldPay
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 3 (4.48%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) Facebook
8 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 2 (2.99%) Informatica
8 2 (2.99%) Talend
9 1 (1.49%) Ensighten
9 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.49%) Qualtrics
9 1 (1.49%) Tealium
9 1 (1.49%) Twitter
9 1 (1.49%) Xerox
9 1 (1.49%) YouTube