Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Actionable Recommendations
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1007 1133 1157
Rank change year-on-year +126 +24 +76
Permanent jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 71 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.024% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 52 15 44
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.76% +19.29%
10th Percentile £38,500 £31,650 £20,622
90th Percentile £78,250 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £26,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +66.98% -18.46%

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 18,506 21,885 21,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.14% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,669 16,628 16,149
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +117 67 £51,500 +3.00% 7
London +127 52 £55,000 +10.00% 1
UK excluding London +69 19 £45,000 +1.69% 6
North of England +15 9 £51,500 +3.00% 6
Yorkshire +6 6 £52,500 -41.67% 6
Scotland +15 4 £45,000 +52.54%
Midlands - 4 £39,250 -
West Midlands - 4 £39,250 -
North West +22 3 £49,000 +10.73%
East of England +66 1 £35,000 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 71 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 47 (66.20%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (42.25%) SQL
5 28 (39.44%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (32.39%) Customer Segmentation
7 22 (30.99%) Customer Insight
7 22 (30.99%) Analytical Thinking
7 22 (30.99%) Collaborative Working
7 22 (30.99%) R
8 21 (29.58%) Marketing
8 21 (29.58%) Analytics
9 20 (28.17%) Python
10 19 (26.76%) Machine Learning
11 18 (25.35%) Degree
12 17 (23.94%) Banking
13 16 (22.54%) Data Science
14 15 (21.13%) Finance
15 14 (19.72%) Data Modelling
15 14 (19.72%) Marketing Strategy
15 14 (19.72%) Data-Driven Decision Making
16 13 (18.31%) Propensity Modelling
16 13 (18.31%) Tableau
17 12 (16.90%) Customer Analysis
17 12 (16.90%) Cluster Analysis
17 12 (16.90%) Online Banking
17 12 (16.90%) WorldPay
17 12 (16.90%) Decision Tree
18 11 (15.49%) Visualisation
18 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence

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 (8.45%) SAS
2 3 (4.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Power Platform
2 5 (7.04%) AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Google Analytics
3 4 (5.63%) GCP
4 3 (4.23%) Google Sheets
5 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.41%) AdWords
6 1 (1.41%) Azure
6 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.41%) Google Docs
6 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) DHCP
1 1 (1.41%) DNS
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
1 1 (1.41%) LAN
1 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.41%) Skype
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.41%) VoIP
1 1 (1.41%) WAN
1 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Power BI
2 4 (5.63%) BigQuery
3 3 (4.23%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) QlikView
5 1 (1.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
General
1 21 (29.58%) Marketing
2 17 (23.94%) Banking
3 15 (21.13%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.23%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Data Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Data Scientist
4 10 (14.08%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Senior Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Senior Data Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Insight Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) User Experience Researcher
9 3 (4.23%) ETL Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Tableau Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Insight Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Security Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) RESTful
1 1 (1.41%) SOAP
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (66.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.90%) Online Banking
3 7 (9.86%) User Experience
4 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.23%) Derivative
5 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.41%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Android
1 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (39.44%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (32.39%) Customer Segmentation
5 22 (30.99%) Analytical Thinking
5 22 (30.99%) Collaborative Working
5 22 (30.99%) Customer Insight
6 21 (29.58%) Analytics
7 19 (26.76%) Machine Learning
8 16 (22.54%) Data Science
9 14 (19.72%) Data Modelling
9 14 (19.72%) Data-Driven Decision Making
9 14 (19.72%) Marketing Strategy
10 13 (18.31%) Propensity Modelling
11 12 (16.90%) Cluster Analysis
11 12 (16.90%) Customer Analysis
11 12 (16.90%) Decision Tree
12 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (15.49%) Visualisation
13 8 (11.27%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) SQL
2 22 (30.99%) R
3 20 (28.17%) Python
4 5 (7.04%) C
5 3 (4.23%) MATLAB
5 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.23%) Scala
6 2 (2.82%) Java
7 1 (1.41%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.41%) OSCE
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Tableau
2 12 (16.90%) WorldPay
3 8 (11.27%) Google
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Facebook
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) Informatica
5 2 (2.82%) Talend
6 1 (1.41%) Ensighten
6 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.41%) Qualtrics
6 1 (1.41%) Tealium
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata
6 1 (1.41%) Twitter
6 1 (1.41%) Veeam
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Xerox
6 1 (1.41%) YouTube