Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Benchmarking
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 977 900
Rank change year-on-year +95 -77 -162
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 290 275 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 226 194 319
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -23.08% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,125 £91,750 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -20.83%

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 158605 173383 193739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.14% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 124950 144611 159317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +64 278 £55,000 +10.00% 20
UK excluding London +74 151 £50,000 +11.11% 11
London 0 130 £60,500 +15.24% 11
Midlands +61 39 £50,000 +13.64% 4
North of England -22 38 £40,000 -20.00% 3
South East +58 35 £56,250 +2.27% 1
West Midlands +45 25 £65,000 +30.00% 2
East of England +8 24 £39,000 -13.33% 1
North West -33 16 £41,250 -13.16% 1
East Midlands +39 14 £50,000 +13.64% 2
Yorkshire +23 13 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Scotland -4 9 £52,500 +110.00% 2
South West +3 6 £50,000 +26.58%
North East +18 3 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 96 (33.10%) Finance
2 88 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (27.59%) Degree
4 66 (22.76%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (19.66%) Project Management
6 55 (18.97%) SQL
7 54 (18.62%) Linux
7 54 (18.62%) User Experience
8 51 (17.59%) Analytics
8 51 (17.59%) Microsoft
9 47 (16.21%) Java
10 42 (14.48%) Management Information System
11 40 (13.79%) Data Analysis
12 37 (12.76%) Oracle
12 37 (12.76%) Mentoring
13 33 (11.38%) ITIL
14 31 (10.69%) Python
15 30 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (10.34%) Product Management
16 29 (10.00%) Visualisation
16 29 (10.00%) Marketing
16 29 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 29 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 29 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
17 28 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (9.31%) ETL
18 27 (9.31%) Open Source
18 27 (9.31%) Computer Science
19 26 (8.97%) Big Data
20 25 (8.62%) Banking

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 18 (6.21%) Tomcat
2 15 (5.17%) WebLogic
2 15 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.83%) JBoss
4 11 (3.79%) Apache
5 9 (3.10%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.38%) SAS
8 3 (1.03%) GemFire
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.69%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.69%) nginx
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) Marvel
Applications
1 22 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.45%) InVision
3 9 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.76%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (2.07%) Photoshop
5 6 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (2.07%) UserZoom
6 3 (1.03%) UXPin
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.34%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.69%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.14%) PaaS
4 10 (3.45%) Google Analytics
5 8 (2.76%) GitHub
6 7 (2.41%) SaaS
7 5 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.38%) IaaS
8 4 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (1.38%) SoftLayer
9 3 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) npm
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.34%) Office 365
11 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.48%) HTTP
1 13 (4.48%) LDAP
1 13 (4.48%) Network Security
1 13 (4.48%) SSL
2 10 (3.45%) SAN
3 9 (3.10%) Firewall
4 8 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (2.41%) VLAN
6 6 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.07%) iSCSI
6 6 (2.07%) NAS
7 5 (1.72%) Extranet
7 5 (1.72%) Internet
7 5 (1.72%) LAN
7 5 (1.72%) WAN
8 4 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.38%) VPN
8 4 (1.38%) WLAN
9 3 (1.03%) BGP
9 3 (1.03%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.97%) Big Data
3 24 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 22 (7.59%) MySQL
5 21 (7.24%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (6.55%) Hadoop
7 17 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (4.48%) DataStage
8 13 (4.48%) LucidDB
9 11 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.79%) HBase
10 9 (3.10%) Data Mining
10 9 (3.10%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.72%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.72%) Parquet
12 4 (1.38%) Bigtable
12 4 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (1.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (5.86%) Axure RP
1 17 (5.86%) Git (software)
1 17 (5.86%) Jenkins
1 17 (5.86%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (3.10%) Gradle
3 6 (2.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.72%) JUnit
5 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.38%) Subversion
6 3 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.03%) JIRA
7 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.69%) Babel
7 2 (0.69%) Hudson
7 2 (0.69%) JMeter
7 2 (0.69%) RSpec
7 2 (0.69%) Selenium
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 96 (33.10%) Finance
2 29 (10.00%) Marketing
3 25 (8.62%) Banking
4 17 (5.86%) Billing
5 15 (5.17%) Retail
6 14 (4.83%) Legal
6 14 (4.83%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.79%) Publishing
8 8 (2.76%) Military
8 8 (2.76%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.41%) Advertising
9 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking
10 6 (2.07%) Back Office
10 6 (2.07%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.69%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
12 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.34%) Front Office
12 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (11.72%) Analyst
2 30 (10.34%) Architect
3 29 (10.00%) Consultant
3 29 (10.00%) Developer
4 16 (5.52%) Big Data Consultant
4 16 (5.52%) Data Consultant
5 15 (5.17%) IT Manager
5 15 (5.17%) User Experience Researcher
6 14 (4.83%) Senior Consultant
7 13 (4.48%) User Researcher
8 12 (4.14%) Applications Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) Data Integration Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) Database Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) ETL Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) Integration Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) Senior Database Consultant
8 12 (4.14%) Software Consultant
9 11 (3.79%) Administrator
9 11 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.79%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.28%) HTML
1 24 (8.28%) Spring
2 18 (6.21%) Web Services
3 16 (5.52%) XML
4 15 (5.17%) JSON
4 15 (5.17%) XSLT
5 13 (4.48%) JSP
5 13 (4.48%) MDX
5 13 (4.48%) RESTful
5 13 (4.48%) Spring Security
6 11 (3.79%) .NET
7 10 (3.45%) Kafka
8 9 (3.10%) Middleware
9 8 (2.76%) REST
10 7 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.07%) CSS
12 5 (1.72%) Apache Avro
12 5 (1.72%) CSS3
12 5 (1.72%) LAMP
12 5 (1.72%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.76%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (18.62%) User Experience
3 42 (14.48%) Management Information System
4 27 (9.31%) Computer Science
5 21 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (5.86%) Virtual Team
7 15 (5.17%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.10%) Animation
8 9 (3.10%) Replication
9 8 (2.76%) Blog
9 8 (2.76%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.76%) Taxonomies
10 6 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.72%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.38%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.62%) Linux
2 22 (7.59%) Windows
3 21 (7.24%) Unix
4 20 (6.90%) Solaris
5 10 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.10%) CentOS
7 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.07%) Android
9 5 (1.72%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.69%) Fedora
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.66%) Project Management
3 51 (17.59%) Analytics
4 40 (13.79%) Data Analysis
5 37 (12.76%) Mentoring
6 33 (11.38%) ITIL
7 30 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (10.34%) Product Management
8 29 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 29 (10.00%) Visualisation
9 28 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (9.31%) ETL
10 27 (9.31%) Open Source
11 24 (8.28%) Usability Testing
12 23 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (7.93%) Information Security
13 22 (7.59%) Coaching
13 22 (7.59%) Wireframes
14 21 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.97%) SQL
2 47 (16.21%) Java
3 31 (10.69%) Python
4 23 (7.93%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.24%) Shell Script
6 16 (5.52%) Perl
7 14 (4.83%) R
8 12 (4.14%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.14%) C
9 11 (3.79%) C#
10 10 (3.45%) C++
11 9 (3.10%) Scala
12 7 (2.41%) Korn
13 6 (2.07%) AWK
13 6 (2.07%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.07%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.72%) VBA
15 4 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (27.59%) Degree
2 11 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (3.79%) Master's Degree
3 10 (3.45%) CISSP
4 8 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.41%) CISM
5 7 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.41%) RHCE
6 6 (2.07%) CCNA
6 6 (2.07%) RHCSA
7 5 (1.72%) CISA
7 5 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.38%) CCNP
9 3 (1.03%) ACCA
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.03%) OCA
9 3 (1.03%) OCP
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.69%) ECDL
10 2 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.93%) QA
1 23 (7.93%) SLA
2 15 (5.17%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.72%) GDPR
4 4 (1.38%) GCP
5 3 (1.03%) Basel II
5 3 (1.03%) IFRS
5 3 (1.03%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.03%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) EMIR
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.34%) JTAG
7 1 (0.34%) MiFID
7 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.45%) Docker
3 9 (3.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (2.76%) HDFS
4 8 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.07%) GlusterFS
5 6 (2.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.72%) Firmware
6 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.69%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (4.48%) Puppet
2 9 (3.10%) Ansible
3 7 (2.41%) Cobbler
4 6 (2.07%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.07%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (2.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.72%) logstash
6 4 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.69%) Kibana
7 2 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.69%) Terraform
7 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.34%) OpenView
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.76%) Oracle
3 18 (6.21%) Google
4 17 (5.86%) Talend
5 16 (5.52%) VMware
6 15 (5.17%) IBM
7 14 (4.83%) Adobe
7 14 (4.83%) Cognos
7 14 (4.83%) HP
7 14 (4.83%) Intel
8 13 (4.48%) Informatica
8 13 (4.48%) Jaspersoft
8 13 (4.48%) MicroStrategy
8 13 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (4.48%) TIBCO
8 13 (4.48%) Vertica
9 11 (3.79%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.76%) Cognizant
10 8 (2.76%) EMC
11 7 (2.41%) Sun