Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Benchmarking
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 917 878 970
Rank change year-on-year -39 +92 -237
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 246 303 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 184 196 235
UK median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -4.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £35,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £105,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Benchmarking 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 155,536 158,519 185,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,908 131,030 153,743
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 -47 226 £52,500 -4.55% 57
UK excluding London +34 143 £50,000 - 42
London -84 89 £60,000 -4.00% 18
South East +17 44 £46,250 -11.90% 5
Midlands +55 34 £50,000 +101.51% 10
North of England -15 24 £52,500 +16.67% 8
East of England +27 22 £39,000 -51.25% 8
West Midlands +33 18 £50,000 +101.51% 9
East Midlands - 16 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -35 11 £52,500 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire +17 9 £53,000 +41.33% 2
South West +8 7 £38,000 -6.75% 8
North West -39 6 £52,500 +2.44% 6
North East -14 3 £36,391 -
Wales - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 92 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.39%) Finance
3 57 (23.17%) SQL
3 57 (23.17%) Degree
4 52 (21.14%) Linux
5 50 (20.33%) User Experience
6 47 (19.11%) Analytics
7 43 (17.48%) Java
8 41 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 41 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (15.04%) Python
9 37 (15.04%) Marketing
10 35 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (13.01%) Computer Science
12 31 (12.60%) Product Management
12 31 (12.60%) Mentoring
13 30 (12.20%) Big Data
14 29 (11.79%) Open Source
14 29 (11.79%) Usability Testing
14 29 (11.79%) Banking
14 29 (11.79%) Oracle
14 29 (11.79%) Windows
15 28 (11.38%) ETL
16 27 (10.98%) Project Management
17 26 (10.57%) Unix
18 25 (10.16%) SQL Server
18 25 (10.16%) DevOps
19 24 (9.76%) Business Analysis
20 23 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (9.35%) JavaScript

Benchmarking
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 14 (5.69%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.28%) JBoss
2 13 (5.28%) Tomcat
2 13 (5.28%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.66%) nginx
4 6 (2.44%) Apache
5 3 (1.22%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.22%) Ethereum
5 3 (1.22%) Hyperledger
5 3 (1.22%) Predix
6 2 (0.81%) GemFire
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.25%) InVision
2 8 (3.25%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (2.85%) UserZoom
4 6 (2.44%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.41%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (1.22%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.54%) SaaS
3 13 (5.28%) PaaS
4 11 (4.47%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.03%) IaaS
7 4 (1.63%) GitHub
7 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.81%) npm
9 2 (0.81%) Office 365
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.88%) HTTP
1 12 (4.88%) SSL
2 8 (3.25%) LAN
2 8 (3.25%) WAN
3 7 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (2.85%) Firewall
3 7 (2.85%) Network Security
4 6 (2.44%) ATM
4 6 (2.44%) Internet
4 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
5 5 (2.03%) VoIP
5 5 (2.03%) VPN
6 4 (1.63%) DHCP
6 4 (1.63%) DNS
6 4 (1.63%) IPsec
6 4 (1.63%) MPLS
6 4 (1.63%) SAN
6 4 (1.63%) Skype
6 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.20%) Big Data
2 25 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.94%) MySQL
4 19 (7.72%) Relational Database
5 17 (6.91%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (4.88%) Data Mining
7 12 (4.88%) DataStage
7 12 (4.88%) LucidDB
8 9 (3.66%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.66%) Power BI
8 9 (3.66%) Redis
9 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.03%) BigQuery
11 5 (2.03%) Bigtable
11 5 (2.03%) HBase
Development Applications
1 17 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.10%) Axure RP
3 8 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.85%) Selenium
5 5 (2.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (2.03%) Gradle
6 4 (1.63%) JIRA
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.22%) JMeter
7 3 (1.22%) JUnit
7 3 (1.22%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.81%) Babel
8 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.81%) GDB
8 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.81%) RSpec
8 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 60 (24.39%) Finance
2 37 (15.04%) Marketing
3 29 (11.79%) Banking
4 16 (6.50%) Retail
5 9 (3.66%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.44%) Legal
8 5 (2.03%) Publishing
9 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (13.01%) Consultant
2 24 (9.76%) Architect
3 22 (8.94%) Developer
4 20 (8.13%) Analyst
5 19 (7.72%) User Experience Researcher
6 17 (6.91%) User Researcher
7 16 (6.50%) Big Data Consultant
7 16 (6.50%) Data Consultant
8 14 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Applications Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Data Integration Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Database Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) ETL Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Integration Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Senior Database Consultant
10 12 (4.88%) Software Consultant
11 11 (4.47%) Applications Engineer
11 11 (4.47%) Head of Delivery
12 10 (4.07%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.13%) Web Services
2 18 (7.32%) Spring
3 17 (6.91%) HTML
4 16 (6.50%) .NET
5 15 (6.10%) RESTful
5 15 (6.10%) XML
6 14 (5.69%) JSON
7 13 (5.28%) JSP
8 12 (4.88%) LDAP
8 12 (4.88%) MDX
8 12 (4.88%) Spring Security
8 12 (4.88%) XSLT
9 11 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.66%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (3.25%) Regular Expression
12 7 (2.85%) Cocoa
12 7 (2.85%) Cocoa Touch
12 7 (2.85%) Core Animation
12 7 (2.85%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.33%) User Experience
2 41 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (13.01%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.72%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (7.72%) Mobile App
5 15 (6.10%) Virtual Team
6 12 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.66%) Augmented Reality
8 8 (3.25%) Animation
9 7 (2.85%) Blog
9 7 (2.85%) Fintech
9 7 (2.85%) Taxonomies
10 6 (2.44%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.03%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.63%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.63%) Social Media
13 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.22%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.14%) Linux
2 29 (11.79%) Windows
3 26 (10.57%) Unix
4 17 (6.91%) Solaris
5 14 (5.69%) CentOS
6 10 (4.07%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.25%) FreeBSD
8 6 (2.44%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.22%) Android
11 2 (0.81%) Fedora
11 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.11%) Analytics
3 35 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (12.60%) Mentoring
4 31 (12.60%) Product Management
5 29 (11.79%) Open Source
5 29 (11.79%) Usability Testing
6 28 (11.38%) ETL
7 27 (10.98%) Project Management
8 25 (10.16%) DevOps
9 24 (9.76%) Business Analysis
10 23 (9.35%) Data Modelling
10 23 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (8.94%) Visualisation
12 20 (8.13%) Business Analytics
12 20 (8.13%) Data Management
12 20 (8.13%) Wireframes
13 19 (7.72%) IT Strategy
13 19 (7.72%) Programme Delivery
14 18 (7.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.17%) SQL
2 43 (17.48%) Java
3 37 (15.04%) Python
4 23 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.35%) Perl
5 21 (8.54%) C#
6 17 (6.91%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.69%) R
8 13 (5.28%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.88%) C++
10 9 (3.66%) C
11 8 (3.25%) PHP
11 8 (3.25%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.85%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.85%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.85%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.85%) Scala
13 4 (1.63%) AWK
13 4 (1.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 57 (23.17%) Degree
2 15 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.47%) MCIPD
4 8 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.44%) CCNA
5 6 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.63%) CCNP
6 4 (1.63%) RHCE
6 4 (1.63%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.81%) CCIE
7 2 (0.81%) CISM
7 2 (0.81%) CISSP
7 2 (0.81%) MCSE
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) CISA
8 1 (0.41%) OCA
8 1 (0.41%) OCP
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.91%) QA
1 17 (6.91%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.44%) GDPR
3 5 (2.03%) GCP
3 5 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.63%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.81%) JTAG
6 1 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.41%) EMIR
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) MiFID
6 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (8.13%) Docker
2 15 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.88%) NFS
4 8 (3.25%) KVM
5 4 (1.63%) GlusterFS
5 4 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.22%) Firmware
6 3 (1.22%) HDFS
6 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.91%) Puppet
2 10 (4.07%) Kibana
3 8 (3.25%) Ansible
3 8 (3.25%) HAProxy
3 8 (3.25%) Nagios
4 5 (2.03%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.63%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.81%) logstash
7 2 (0.81%) Terraform
8 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Packer
8 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.79%) Oracle
3 17 (6.91%) Intel
3 17 (6.91%) Talend
4 15 (6.10%) Google
5 13 (5.28%) Red Hat
6 12 (4.88%) Cognos
6 12 (4.88%) Informatica
6 12 (4.88%) Jaspersoft
6 12 (4.88%) MicroStrategy
6 12 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (4.88%) TIBCO
6 12 (4.88%) Vertica
7 10 (4.07%) IBM
8 8 (3.25%) Adobe
8 8 (3.25%) Apple
8 8 (3.25%) Percona
8 8 (3.25%) VMware
9 7 (2.85%) Brocade
9 7 (2.85%) HP