Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Benchmarking
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 906 907 924
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -213
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 274 319 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 207 204 269
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,100 £32,500 £41,850
90th Percentile £89,250 £103,250 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,066 £56,250
% change year-on-year -3.97% -7.44% -3.85%

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 160900 169699 194446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126975 141046 160155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -22 256 £51,750 -5.91% 13
UK excluding London +69 147 £50,000 -3.97% 8
London -61 114 £55,000 -4.35% 5
South East +19 44 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Midlands +56 30 £50,000 - 2
North of England -15 30 £51,000 +13.33% 1
East of England +29 27 £39,000 -48.00% 1
East Midlands +55 15 £46,750 -
West Midlands - 15 £58,750 - 2
North West -51 12 £47,500 +5.56%
Scotland -4 10 £52,500 -12.50%
Yorkshire +36 9 £53,000 -3.64% 1
South West -15 5 £26,000 -38.82% 1
North East +11 3 £36,391 +29.97%
Wales - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 85 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (28.47%) Finance
3 68 (24.82%) Degree
4 64 (23.36%) SQL
5 63 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (19.34%) Linux
7 51 (18.61%) Analytics
8 47 (17.15%) User Experience
8 47 (17.15%) Python
9 44 (16.06%) Project Management
10 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
11 41 (14.96%) Java
11 41 (14.96%) Marketing
12 37 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (13.14%) Oracle
14 34 (12.41%) Open Source
15 33 (12.04%) Mentoring
16 32 (11.68%) SQL Server
17 31 (11.31%) Banking
17 31 (11.31%) Product Management
18 30 (10.95%) Management Information System
18 30 (10.95%) Big Data
19 29 (10.58%) Perl
19 29 (10.58%) Computer Science
20 28 (10.22%) Visualisation
20 28 (10.22%) ITIL
20 28 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
20 28 (10.22%) ETL
20 28 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
21 25 (9.12%) 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 (5.11%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.74%) JBoss
2 13 (4.74%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.74%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.28%) nginx
4 5 (1.82%) Apache
4 5 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.73%) GemFire
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.36%) Marvel
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.92%) InVision
4 7 (2.55%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (2.55%) UserZoom
5 6 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.20%) SaaS
4 13 (4.74%) PaaS
5 9 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (2.55%) Google Analytics
7 6 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.82%) IaaS
9 3 (1.09%) GitHub
9 3 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) npm
9 3 (1.09%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.38%) HTTP
1 12 (4.38%) LDAP
1 12 (4.38%) SSL
2 8 (2.92%) Network Security
3 7 (2.55%) LAN
3 7 (2.55%) WAN
4 6 (2.19%) Internet
5 5 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (1.46%) Firewall
6 4 (1.46%) SAN
6 4 (1.46%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.09%) ATM
7 3 (1.09%) BGP
7 3 (1.09%) Extranet
7 3 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.09%) Multicast
7 3 (1.09%) VLAN
8 2 (0.73%) MPLS
8 2 (0.73%) Skype
8 2 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.95%) Big Data
3 23 (8.39%) MySQL
4 21 (7.66%) BusinessObjects
5 19 (6.93%) Relational Database
6 17 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (5.11%) Data Mining
7 14 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.38%) DataStage
8 12 (4.38%) LucidDB
9 9 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.28%) Power BI
9 9 (3.28%) Redis
10 6 (2.19%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.82%) Bigtable
11 5 (1.82%) HBase
11 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.46%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 18 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.20%) Talend Open Studio
3 14 (5.11%) Axure RP
4 7 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (1.46%) Gradle
5 4 (1.46%) Selenium
5 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.09%) Babel
6 3 (1.09%) GDB
6 3 (1.09%) JMeter
6 3 (1.09%) JUnit
6 3 (1.09%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.09%) Subversion
6 3 (1.09%) webpack
7 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.73%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.73%) JIRA
7 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (28.47%) Finance
2 41 (14.96%) Marketing
3 31 (11.31%) Banking
4 14 (5.11%) Retail
5 10 (3.65%) Legal
5 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.28%) Billing
6 9 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.28%) Publishing
6 9 (3.28%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Games
8 2 (0.73%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 33 (12.04%) Analyst
2 32 (11.68%) Consultant
3 26 (9.49%) Architect
4 25 (9.12%) Developer
5 19 (6.93%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (5.84%) Big Data Consultant
6 16 (5.84%) Data Consultant
6 16 (5.84%) User Experience Researcher
7 15 (5.47%) User Researcher
8 13 (4.74%) IT Manager
8 13 (4.74%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Applications Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Data Integration Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Database Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) ETL Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Integration Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Product Manager
9 12 (4.38%) Senior Database Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) Software Consultant
10 11 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.30%) HTML
2 18 (6.57%) Web Services
3 17 (6.20%) RESTful
4 16 (5.84%) .NET
4 16 (5.84%) Spring
5 15 (5.47%) XML
6 13 (4.74%) JSP
7 12 (4.38%) JSON
7 12 (4.38%) MDX
7 12 (4.38%) Spring Security
7 12 (4.38%) XSLT
8 11 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (2.92%) Regular Expression
11 7 (2.55%) Cocoa
11 7 (2.55%) Cocoa Touch
11 7 (2.55%) Core Animation
11 7 (2.55%) Core Data
12 6 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (17.15%) User Experience
3 30 (10.95%) Management Information System
4 29 (10.58%) Computer Science
5 19 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (6.57%) Mobile App
7 14 (5.11%) Virtual Team
8 11 (4.01%) Blog
9 9 (3.28%) Animation
10 8 (2.92%) Augmented Reality
10 8 (2.92%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.82%) Clustering
11 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.82%) Replication
12 4 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.46%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.46%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.34%) Linux
2 23 (8.39%) Unix
3 22 (8.03%) Windows
4 17 (6.20%) Solaris
5 14 (5.11%) CentOS
6 9 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.92%) FreeBSD
8 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.46%) Android
10 2 (0.73%) Fedora
10 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (18.61%) Analytics
3 44 (16.06%) Project Management
4 37 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (12.41%) Open Source
6 33 (12.04%) Mentoring
7 31 (11.31%) Product Management
8 28 (10.22%) ETL
8 28 (10.22%) ITIL
8 28 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (10.22%) Visualisation
9 24 (8.76%) Data Analysis
9 24 (8.76%) Usability Testing
10 23 (8.39%) Business Analysis
11 22 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (8.03%) Process Improvement
12 21 (7.66%) Business Analytics
12 21 (7.66%) Data Management
12 21 (7.66%) DevOps
12 21 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (23.36%) SQL
2 47 (17.15%) Python
3 41 (14.96%) Java
4 29 (10.58%) Perl
5 25 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 22 (8.03%) Bash Shell
7 18 (6.57%) C#
8 17 (6.20%) C++
8 17 (6.20%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.11%) C
9 14 (5.11%) R
10 8 (2.92%) PHP
10 8 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.55%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.55%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.55%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.55%) Scala
11 7 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.82%) VBA
13 4 (1.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 68 (24.82%) Degree
2 15 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.28%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.28%) MCIPD
4 7 (2.55%) CISSP
4 7 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.82%) CISA
6 5 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.46%) CCNA
7 4 (1.46%) CISM
7 4 (1.46%) RHCE
7 4 (1.46%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.09%) ACCA
9 2 (0.73%) ECDL
9 2 (0.73%) MCSE
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.39%) SLA
2 19 (6.93%) QA
3 8 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.19%) GDPR
5 5 (1.82%) GCP
6 3 (1.09%) JTAG
6 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.09%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.73%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.36%) EMIR
8 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (7.30%) Docker
2 14 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.65%) NFS
4 8 (2.92%) KVM
5 4 (1.46%) Firmware
5 4 (1.46%) GlusterFS
5 4 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.09%) HDFS
6 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (8.76%) Puppet
2 10 (3.65%) Ansible
2 10 (3.65%) Cobbler
2 10 (3.65%) Kibana
3 8 (2.92%) HAProxy
3 8 (2.92%) Nagios
4 5 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.46%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.46%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (1.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.73%) logstash
6 2 (0.73%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.36%) Packer
Vendors
1 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.14%) Oracle
3 17 (6.20%) Intel
3 17 (6.20%) Talend
4 16 (5.84%) Google
5 13 (4.74%) Cognos
5 13 (4.74%) IBM
5 13 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (4.38%) Informatica
6 12 (4.38%) Jaspersoft
6 12 (4.38%) MicroStrategy
6 12 (4.38%) TIBCO
6 12 (4.38%) Vertica
7 9 (3.28%) Adobe
8 8 (2.92%) Percona
8 8 (2.92%) SAP
8 8 (2.92%) VMware
9 6 (2.19%) Apple
9 6 (2.19%) Tableau