Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Benchmarking
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 987 857 981
Rank change year-on-year -130 +124 -165
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 208 327 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 145 250 233
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,000 £103,425 £84,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -7.77%

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 161,094 155,531 184,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.42% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 130,584 127,997 153,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -100 194 £48,500 -7.62% 47
UK excluding London -35 119 £47,500 +5.56% 33
London -96 82 £55,000 -8.71% 17
South East -16 44 £47,500 -9.52% 8
East of England -6 25 £40,750 -18.50% 7
Midlands +1 24 £48,500 +5.43% 6
West Midlands -17 18 £47,125 +3.57% 6
North of England -11 14 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West -25 8 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East Midlands +8 6 £90,000 +56.52%
Scotland -27 6 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South West -16 5 £40,500 -20.98% 6
Yorkshire +8 4 £37,750 -5.63%
North East -24 2 £55,000 +46.67%
Wales -1 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 73 (35.10%) Finance
2 65 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (24.52%) Degree
4 47 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (20.19%) SQL
6 41 (19.71%) User Experience
7 35 (16.83%) Analytics
7 35 (16.83%) Marketing
7 35 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (13.94%) Python
8 29 (13.94%) Microsoft
8 29 (13.94%) Project Management
9 26 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (12.02%) Java
11 24 (11.54%) Linux
12 23 (11.06%) CRM
13 22 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (10.58%) DevOps
13 22 (10.58%) Usability Testing
14 21 (10.10%) Prototyping
15 20 (9.62%) E-Commerce
16 19 (9.13%) JavaScript
16 19 (9.13%) Oracle
16 19 (9.13%) Retail
16 19 (9.13%) Mentoring
16 19 (9.13%) Big Data
17 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (8.65%) Perl
17 18 (8.65%) C#
18 17 (8.17%) SQL Server

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 10 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.37%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.37%) Confluence
3 5 (2.40%) Ethereum
3 5 (2.40%) Hyperledger
3 5 (2.40%) Predix
4 4 (1.92%) Apache
5 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.44%) nginx
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) GemFire
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.92%) InVision
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.92%) UserZoom
4 3 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.48%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.44%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.73%) SaaS
3 8 (3.85%) PaaS
4 6 (2.88%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (2.40%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 5 (2.40%) SAP Leonardo
6 4 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.92%) GitHub
6 4 (1.92%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) npm
8 2 (0.96%) Office 365
8 2 (0.96%) Slack
8 2 (0.96%) Trello
9 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) DNS
2 6 (2.88%) ATM
2 6 (2.88%) LAN
2 6 (2.88%) WAN
3 5 (2.40%) Firewall
4 4 (1.92%) Internet
4 4 (1.92%) SSL
4 4 (1.92%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.92%) VoIP
4 4 (1.92%) VPN
5 3 (1.44%) DHCP
5 3 (1.44%) FCoE
5 3 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.44%) IPsec
5 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.44%) MPLS
5 3 (1.44%) NAS
5 3 (1.44%) Network Security
5 3 (1.44%) Skype
5 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.13%) Big Data
2 17 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.81%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.85%) MySQL
6 7 (3.37%) Power BI
6 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.40%) Blockchain
7 5 (2.40%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.40%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.40%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.40%) PowerPivot
8 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.92%) Redis
9 3 (1.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (4.33%) GDB
1 9 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.85%) JIRA
3 7 (3.37%) Selenium
4 6 (2.88%) Axure RP
4 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.92%) Gradle
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.96%) Babel
7 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.96%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.96%) JUnit
7 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.96%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.96%) webpack
8 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 73 (35.10%) Finance
2 35 (16.83%) Marketing
3 19 (9.13%) Retail
4 15 (7.21%) Banking
5 10 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.33%) Legal
7 6 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.40%) Games
9 4 (1.92%) Local Government
10 2 (0.96%) Advertising
10 2 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.96%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (12.02%) Developer
2 23 (11.06%) Analyst
3 19 (9.13%) User Experience Researcher
4 17 (8.17%) Consultant
5 9 (4.33%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (4.33%) Business Performance Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) Firmware Engineer
5 9 (4.33%) IT Manager
5 9 (4.33%) Management Consultant
5 9 (4.33%) Performance Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) Technical Manager
6 7 (3.37%) IT Consultant
6 7 (3.37%) IT Strategy Consultant
6 7 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (3.37%) Strategy Consultant
7 6 (2.88%) Applications Support
7 6 (2.88%) Applications Support Engineer
7 6 (2.88%) iOS Developer
7 6 (2.88%) Junior
7 6 (2.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.21%) .NET
1 15 (7.21%) JSON
2 13 (6.25%) RESTful
3 12 (5.77%) Flash
4 11 (5.29%) HTML
5 9 (4.33%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.33%) CSS
5 9 (4.33%) Web Services
6 7 (3.37%) Kafka
7 6 (2.88%) Cocoa
7 6 (2.88%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (2.88%) Core Animation
7 6 (2.88%) Core Data
7 6 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (2.40%) Middleware
8 5 (2.40%) REST
8 5 (2.40%) Spring
9 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.44%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (19.71%) User Experience
3 17 (8.17%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.29%) Virtual Team
5 10 (4.81%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.33%) ASIC
6 9 (4.33%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (4.33%) Social Media
7 8 (3.85%) Fintech
8 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.88%) Animation
9 6 (2.88%) Augmented Reality
10 5 (2.40%) Digital Media
10 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.40%) Life Science
10 5 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.92%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.54%) Linux
2 16 (7.69%) Windows
3 15 (7.21%) Unix
4 14 (6.73%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.88%) Android
5 6 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.44%) CentOS
6 3 (1.44%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.83%) Analytics
2 35 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (13.94%) Project Management
4 26 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (11.06%) CRM
6 22 (10.58%) DevOps
6 22 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.58%) Usability Testing
7 21 (10.10%) Prototyping
8 20 (9.62%) E-Commerce
9 19 (9.13%) Mentoring
10 17 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.21%) Human Factors
11 15 (7.21%) IT Strategy
11 15 (7.21%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 15 (7.21%) Psychology
11 15 (7.21%) Scrum
11 15 (7.21%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.19%) SQL
2 29 (13.94%) Python
3 25 (12.02%) Java
4 19 (9.13%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.65%) C#
5 18 (8.65%) Perl
6 17 (8.17%) R
7 13 (6.25%) C++
8 12 (5.77%) C
9 8 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.88%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.88%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.40%) Microsoft R
11 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.92%) PHP
13 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.48%) Scala
14 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (24.52%) Degree
2 12 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.88%) MCIPD
4 4 (1.92%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.92%) CCNA
4 4 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.44%) CCNP
6 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) QA
2 12 (5.77%) SLA
3 10 (4.81%) Data Quality
4 9 (4.33%) JTAG
5 2 (0.96%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.96%) PMO
5 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.73%) Docker
2 10 (4.81%) Firmware
3 7 (3.37%) NFS
4 6 (2.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.44%) HDFS
5 3 (1.44%) KVM
6 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) Puppet
2 4 (1.92%) Ansible
2 4 (1.92%) Cobbler
2 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.44%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.44%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.44%) Kibana
3 3 (1.44%) Nagios
4 2 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.96%) Terraform
5 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.48%) Packer
Vendors
1 29 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.13%) Oracle
3 14 (6.73%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (5.77%) Tableau
5 11 (5.29%) Google
6 10 (4.81%) Alteryx
6 10 (4.81%) MicroStrategy
6 10 (4.81%) Teradata
7 8 (3.85%) SAP
8 7 (3.37%) Apple
9 6 (2.88%) Cisco
9 6 (2.88%) Citrix
10 5 (2.40%) Adobe
10 5 (2.40%) RapidMiner
11 4 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.92%) Cognizant
11 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.44%) BMC
12 3 (1.44%) IBM