Benchmarking
UK

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 423 629 670
Rank change year-on-year +206 +41 -37
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 471 433 530
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 110 194 180
10th Percentile £34,000 £35,500 £35,461
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,438 £41,967
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,750 £49,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.02% -9.55% -8.33%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £71,248
90th Percentile £91,934 £89,852 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £38,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +19.35% -22.50% -4.76%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,129 105,231 130,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.73% 95.51% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,577 63,979 80,231
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,324 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,512 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,882 £51,250
% change year-on-year -8.90% +7.09% +6.77%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Benchmarking.

Salary trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Benchmarking over the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 16 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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +91 292 £54,437 +8.87% 135
UK excluding London +73 247 £46,250 +19.35% 74
London +228 170 £60,000 -11.97% 63
Wales +83 84 £34,000 +4.62% 2
Work from Home +95 68 £55,000 -18.52% 49
Scotland +14 47 £60,000 +100.00% 8
East of England +58 44 £66,250 +32.50% 9
South East +48 23 £25,000 -68.75% 18
Midlands -59 22 £52,325 +36.80% 15
North of England +85 21 £49,250 +9.44% 16
North West +52 19 £47,500 +27.87% 7
West Midlands -33 12 £54,650 +42.88% 12
East Midlands +17 10 £49,500 +2.01% 2
South West -7 3 £83,577 +81.69% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +94 2 £83,577 +85.73% 8

Benchmarking
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (0.85%) CMS
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Exchange
2 3 (0.64%) Confluence
3 2 (0.42%) IIS
3 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 142 (30.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 134 (28.45%) Microsoft Office
3 130 (27.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (7.01%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.42%) Endur
1 2 (0.42%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.37%) Figma
1 30 (6.37%) SurveyMonkey
2 25 (5.31%) Power Platform
3 6 (1.27%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.85%) OCI
6 3 (0.64%) GCP
6 3 (0.64%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) dbt
7 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon MSK
8 1 (0.21%) AWS
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Azure
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.31%) Internet
2 22 (4.67%) SAN
3 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.31%) Power BI
2 7 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.06%) Metadata
5 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (6.79%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.91%) Git
3 4 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.21%) GitLab
4 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 234 (49.68%) Social Skills
2 213 (45.22%) Finance
3 153 (32.48%) Law
4 139 (29.51%) Banking
5 127 (26.96%) Investment Banking
6 121 (25.69%) Influencing Skills
7 120 (25.48%) Manufacturing
8 118 (25.05%) Presentation Skills
9 59 (12.53%) Marketing
10 54 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (10.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 38 (8.07%) Retail
13 24 (5.10%) Legal
14 21 (4.46%) Automotive
15 19 (4.03%) Electronics
16 18 (3.82%) Multimedia
16 18 (3.82%) Telecoms
17 11 (2.34%) Public Sector
18 10 (2.12%) Local Government
19 3 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (33.97%) Analyst
2 125 (26.54%) Business Strategy Analyst
2 125 (26.54%) Strategy Analyst
3 115 (24.42%) Automation Engineer
3 115 (24.42%) Graduate
3 115 (24.42%) Graduate IT Engineer
3 115 (24.42%) IT Engineer
3 115 (24.42%) IT Graduate
4 35 (7.43%) User Experience Researcher
5 29 (6.16%) Lead
6 25 (5.31%) Senior
7 23 (4.88%) Administrator
8 21 (4.46%) IT Administrator
8 21 (4.46%) Server Administrator
9 14 (2.97%) Risk Analyst
10 12 (2.55%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (2.55%) Security Analyst
11 11 (2.34%) Graphics Engineer
11 11 (2.34%) Security Risk Analyst
11 11 (2.34%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.82%) Direct3D
1 18 (3.82%) OpenGL
1 18 (3.82%) OpenGL ES
1 18 (3.82%) Vulkan
2 10 (2.12%) Web Services
3 9 (1.91%) RESTful
4 8 (1.70%) Android SDK
5 6 (1.27%) CSS
5 6 (1.27%) HTML
5 6 (1.27%) HTML5
6 5 (1.06%) Android Jetpack
6 5 (1.06%) CSS3
6 5 (1.06%) Dagger
6 5 (1.06%) Retrofit
7 2 (0.42%) LDAP
7 2 (0.42%) NumPy
7 2 (0.42%) Pandas
7 2 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.42%) RxJava
8 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 153 (32.48%) Self-Motivation
2 115 (24.42%) FMCG
3 22 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.82%) 3D Graphics
4 18 (3.82%) IoT
4 18 (3.82%) Mali
4 18 (3.82%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.70%) PACS
6 8 (1.70%) Renewable Energy
7 7 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.06%) Distributed Computing
8 5 (1.06%) Product Ownership
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.64%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Social Media
10 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.58%) Linux
2 28 (5.94%) Windows
3 26 (5.52%) Android
4 23 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.27%) Unix
6 2 (0.42%) CentOS
6 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.76%) Problem-Solving
2 152 (32.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 145 (30.79%) Business Strategy
4 132 (28.03%) Asset Management
5 128 (27.18%) Creative Thinking
6 125 (26.54%) Business Forecasting
6 125 (26.54%) Competitor Analysis
6 125 (26.54%) Planning and Forecasting
7 115 (24.42%) Lean Manufacturing
7 115 (24.42%) Lean Six Sigma
7 115 (24.42%) Order Management
7 115 (24.42%) Six Sigma
8 62 (13.16%) Mentoring
9 61 (12.95%) Analytics
10 55 (11.68%) Agile
11 54 (11.46%) Strategic Thinking
12 53 (11.25%) Data Analytics
13 44 (9.34%) User Experience
14 39 (8.28%) Product Management
15 38 (8.07%) Design Thinking
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.10%) C
2 23 (4.88%) C++
3 21 (4.46%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.25%) SQL
5 15 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.70%) Java
6 8 (1.70%) Python
7 5 (1.06%) Go
7 5 (1.06%) Kotlin
7 5 (1.06%) Rust
8 3 (0.64%) Bash
8 3 (0.64%) R
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.21%) AWK
10 1 (0.21%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions
10 1 (0.21%) Korn
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 209 (44.37%) Degree
2 115 (24.42%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 29 (6.16%) Master's Degree
4 27 (5.73%) PhD
5 26 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 23 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.97%) CISA
7 14 (2.97%) CRISC
7 14 (2.97%) ISACA
8 5 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.42%) CSPO
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
10 1 (0.21%) CCDP
10 1 (0.21%) CCNP
10 1 (0.21%) CCSP
10 1 (0.21%) CIMA
10 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.37%) Actionable Recommendations
2 14 (2.97%) NIST
3 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.85%) ISO 14000
5 2 (0.42%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.42%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) Ansible
2 2 (0.42%) Ganglia
2 2 (0.42%) Nagios
2 2 (0.42%) Progress Chef
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
2 2 (0.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.21%) Nmap
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.21%) Terraform
3 1 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 181 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.01%) Qualtrics
3 21 (4.46%) Citrix
3 21 (4.46%) NetApp
3 21 (4.46%) VMware
4 8 (1.70%) Google
5 5 (1.06%) Apple
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle
7 3 (0.64%) Computacenter
7 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce
8 2 (0.42%) BT
8 2 (0.42%) NEC
8 2 (0.42%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.21%) Confluent
9 1 (0.21%) EMC
9 1 (0.21%) Qubit
9 1 (0.21%) SAP
9 1 (0.21%) Veritas