Period
to 28 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Client Server
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 652 570 638
Rank change year-on-year -82 +68 +74
Permanent jobs citing Client/Server 356 223 554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.90% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 191 175 436
10th Percentile £32,274 £31,750 £29,813
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

Client/Server is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 44,239 24,658 50,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 35.47% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26,825 19,623 38,762
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Client/Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Client/Server.

Salary trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Client/Server over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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 -51 325 £60,000 +14.29% 80
London -2 205 £70,000 +12.00% 30
UK excluding London -147 128 £45,000 -10.00% 58
Work from Home -209 49 £65,000 +23.81% 15
South East -74 43 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Midlands -48 39 £43,750 -7.89% 12
West Midlands -67 28 £42,500 -10.53% 10
North of England -95 13 £40,000 -13.04% 10
East of England -38 12 £27,767 -20.67% 5
East Midlands -34 11 £45,000 -2.70% 2
South West -87 11 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North West -56 10 £38,750 -13.89% 8
Scotland -74 6 - - 6
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Yorkshire -77 3 £47,500 -1.04%
Wales -19 1 £27,500 -54.17% 2

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT jobs citing Client/Server 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 Client/Server.

1 168 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (42.42%) Degree
3 140 (39.33%) SQL
4 126 (35.39%) JavaScript
5 119 (33.43%) Problem-Solving
6 111 (31.18%) Windows
7 104 (29.21%) .NET
8 103 (28.93%) Computer Science
9 102 (28.65%) REST
10 99 (27.81%) C#
11 98 (27.53%) User Experience
12 96 (26.97%) Social Skills
13 90 (25.28%) Self-Motivation
14 84 (23.60%) HTML
15 83 (23.31%) Node.js
16 82 (23.03%) Software Engineering
17 81 (22.75%) Python
18 79 (22.19%) CSS
19 77 (21.63%) SQL Server
20 76 (21.35%) AngularJS
20 76 (21.35%) React
21 70 (19.66%) NoSQL
21 70 (19.66%) Java
22 69 (19.38%) TypeScript
23 66 (18.54%) Vue.js
24 65 (18.26%) Games
25 63 (17.70%) Linux
25 63 (17.70%) RESTful
26 61 (17.13%) Azure
27 60 (16.85%) Microservices

Client/Server
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 21 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.78%) Tornado
3 6 (1.69%) IIS
4 4 (1.12%) Confluence
5 2 (0.56%) Apache
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.56%) CMS
5 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.28%) GemFire
6 1 (0.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.28%) Mule
6 1 (0.28%) nginx
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 17 (4.78%) GIMP
1 17 (4.78%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.40%) Adobe XD
3 5 (1.40%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.40%) Figma
3 5 (1.40%) Sketch
4 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.13%) Azure
2 58 (16.29%) AWS
3 30 (8.43%) GitHub
3 30 (8.43%) SaaS
4 28 (7.87%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (7.87%) Serverless
5 19 (5.34%) AWS Lambda
6 18 (5.06%) GCP
7 14 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (3.65%) PaaS
9 12 (3.37%) Heroku
9 12 (3.37%) Power Platform
10 11 (3.09%) OneDrive
10 11 (3.09%) PowerApps
11 10 (2.81%) BlazeMeter
11 10 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.53%) Amazon S3
12 9 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.69%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (1.40%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.90%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.34%) Internet
3 15 (4.21%) DNS
3 15 (4.21%) HTTP
4 13 (3.65%) LAN
5 12 (3.37%) WAN
6 11 (3.09%) DHCP
6 11 (3.09%) SAN
7 10 (2.81%) VPN
8 9 (2.53%) Firewall
8 9 (2.53%) Skype
8 9 (2.53%) SMS
9 8 (2.25%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.69%) Extranet
10 6 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.40%) NAS
11 5 (1.40%) Wireless
12 4 (1.12%) VoIP
12 4 (1.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 70 (19.66%) NoSQL
3 41 (11.52%) Relational Database
4 34 (9.55%) MongoDB
5 28 (7.87%) Oracle Database
6 24 (6.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 18 (5.06%) MySQL
8 14 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (3.65%) Amazon Aurora
10 9 (2.53%) Amazon Athena
10 9 (2.53%) Amazon QuickSight
10 9 (2.53%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.97%) Power BI
12 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.12%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.84%) Big Data
14 3 (0.84%) Redis
14 3 (0.84%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 41 (11.52%) Visual Studio
2 40 (11.24%) MSI
2 40 (11.24%) WiX
3 24 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.90%) JIRA
5 13 (3.65%) Selenium
6 11 (3.09%) JMeter
7 9 (2.53%) Postman
8 8 (2.25%) REST Assured
9 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.97%) Subversion
10 6 (1.69%) Android Studio
10 6 (1.69%) NUnit
10 6 (1.69%) WinDbg
10 6 (1.69%) Xcode
11 5 (1.40%) Balsamiq
11 5 (1.40%) MSTest
12 4 (1.12%) GitLab
13 3 (0.84%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 96 (26.97%) Social Skills
2 65 (18.26%) Games
3 53 (14.89%) Finance
4 29 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.87%) Legal
6 19 (5.34%) Back Office
6 19 (5.34%) Marketing
7 17 (4.78%) Online Betting
8 13 (3.65%) Banking
9 12 (3.37%) Law
10 11 (3.09%) Retail
11 10 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (2.25%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (1.69%) Public Sector
14 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.84%) French Language
15 3 (0.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 3 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (37.36%) Developer
2 45 (12.64%) Software Engineer
3 38 (10.67%) Senior Developer
3 38 (10.67%) Software Developer
4 34 (9.55%) Architect
5 33 (9.27%) Full Stack Developer
6 27 (7.58%) Senior Software Engineer
7 24 (6.74%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 24 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (6.18%) QA Engineer
9 19 (5.34%) Analyst
10 18 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.78%) UI Developer
12 15 (4.21%) React Developer
13 14 (3.93%) Backend Developer
13 14 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.37%) Games Developer
15 11 (3.09%) Performance Engineer
15 11 (3.09%) Senior Performance Engineer
16 10 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (29.21%) .NET
2 102 (28.65%) REST
3 84 (23.60%) HTML
4 83 (23.31%) Node.js
5 79 (22.19%) CSS
6 76 (21.35%) AngularJS
6 76 (21.35%) React
7 66 (18.54%) Vue.js
8 63 (17.70%) RESTful
9 49 (13.76%) HTML5 Canvas
10 47 (13.20%) Web Services
11 45 (12.64%) SVG
12 44 (12.36%) Entity Framework
13 43 (12.08%) GraphQL
14 40 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (11.24%) Aurelia
14 40 (11.24%) NHibernate
15 21 (5.90%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (5.62%) Redux
16 20 (5.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 98 (27.53%) User Experience
2 90 (25.28%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (11.80%) Mobile App
4 41 (11.52%) Web 2.0
5 27 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (7.02%) Virtual Team
7 24 (6.74%) Management Information System
8 22 (6.18%) Legacy Systems
9 18 (5.06%) Data Centre
10 17 (4.78%) Blog
11 13 (3.65%) Online Games
12 12 (3.37%) Data Structures
12 12 (3.37%) Mobile Games
12 12 (3.37%) Social Gaming
13 9 (2.53%) iPad
14 8 (2.25%) EPoS
15 7 (1.97%) Animation
15 7 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 5 (1.40%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 111 (31.18%) Windows
2 63 (17.70%) Linux
3 29 (8.15%) Unix
4 17 (4.78%) Android
5 14 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.93%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.93%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.69%) SUSE
7 5 (1.40%) CentOS
7 5 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (33.43%) Problem-Solving
3 103 (28.93%) Computer Science
4 82 (23.03%) Software Engineering
5 60 (16.85%) Microservices
6 55 (15.45%) Software Testing
7 50 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 48 (13.48%) Configuration Management
9 46 (12.92%) Visualisation
10 44 (12.36%) OO
10 44 (12.36%) Performance Tuning
11 42 (11.80%) Full Stack Development
11 42 (11.80%) Use Case
12 41 (11.52%) Data Visualisation
13 40 (11.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 40 (11.24%) Game Development
14 38 (10.67%) OOP
15 30 (8.43%) Inversion of Control
16 29 (8.15%) TDD
17 28 (7.87%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 140 (39.33%) SQL
2 126 (35.39%) JavaScript
3 99 (27.81%) C#
4 81 (22.75%) Python
5 70 (19.66%) Java
6 69 (19.38%) TypeScript
7 43 (12.08%) T-SQL
8 27 (7.58%) C
9 22 (6.18%) C++
10 19 (5.34%) PowerShell
11 18 (5.06%) R
12 9 (2.53%) ES6
12 9 (2.53%) Scala
13 8 (2.25%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.25%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.97%) Groovy
15 6 (1.69%) PHP
16 4 (1.12%) Java 11
16 4 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 151 (42.42%) Degree
2 57 (16.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (5.06%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.53%) AWS Certification
6 9 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (2.25%) ISEB
7 8 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.25%) PhD
8 7 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.69%) CCNA
9 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.40%) MCSE
11 4 (1.12%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.56%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (16.01%) QA
2 46 (12.92%) Accessibility
3 9 (2.53%) GDPR
4 4 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.12%) GxP
4 4 (1.12%) SLA
5 3 (0.84%) IEC 61131
6 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.56%) PMO
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) HL7
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (8.71%) Docker
2 29 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.34%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.97%) vSphere
8 4 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.12%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (11.80%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.49%) Terraform
3 13 (3.65%) Grafana
4 8 (2.25%) FlexNet
5 7 (1.97%) SCCM
6 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.40%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.40%) WSUS
7 4 (1.12%) SCOM
7 4 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.56%) Opsview
9 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.48%) VMware
3 40 (11.24%) Oracle
4 27 (7.58%) Adobe
5 16 (4.49%) Citrix
6 14 (3.93%) Cisco
6 14 (3.93%) Google
7 13 (3.65%) HP
8 10 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.25%) ANSYS
9 8 (2.25%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.97%) SAP
10 7 (1.97%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.97%) Splunk
11 6 (1.69%) Ab Initio
11 6 (1.69%) arcserve
11 6 (1.69%) Dell
11 6 (1.69%) NetApp
11 6 (1.69%) NetMotion Wireless
11 6 (1.69%) Red Hat