Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Client Server
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 625 615 624
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -37
Permanent jobs citing Client/Server 215 394 570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.90% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 140 326 466
10th Percentile £30,850 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,125 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,500 £87,500 £81,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 15 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 13 April 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 -32 193 £53,750 -6.52% 55
UK excluding London +6 117 £40,000 -11.11% 36
London +35 90 £75,000 +0.67% 21
Work from Home -94 49 £77,000 +28.33% 6
South East +60 41 £45,000 +12.62% 8
East of England +51 16 £35,632 -40.61% 4
Midlands +19 16 £40,000 -15.79% 10
North of England +10 16 £40,000 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +10 15 £40,000 -15.79% 7
North West +28 12 £38,750 -13.89% 4
South West +12 12 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Scotland 0 9 - - 1
Wales +38 7 £27,500 -54.17% 1
Yorkshire -20 4 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East Midlands +15 1 £34,000 -28.42% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 109 (50.70%) SQL
2 95 (44.19%) Windows
3 91 (42.33%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (37.21%) Degree
5 74 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (33.49%) SQL Server
7 71 (33.02%) Microsoft
8 68 (31.63%) C#
9 57 (26.51%) REST
10 56 (26.05%) VMware
11 55 (25.58%) .NET
11 55 (25.58%) Self-Motivation
12 52 (24.19%) JavaScript
13 49 (22.79%) User Experience
14 45 (20.93%) Finance
15 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
15 39 (18.14%) QA
16 38 (17.67%) Software Engineering
16 38 (17.67%) HTML
16 38 (17.67%) CSS
17 37 (17.21%) AngularJS
18 36 (16.74%) TypeScript
19 34 (15.81%) Node.js
19 34 (15.81%) Vue.js
20 32 (14.88%) React
20 32 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (14.88%) Visual Studio
21 30 (13.95%) SharePoint
22 29 (13.49%) Test Automation
22 29 (13.49%) HTML5 Canvas

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 30 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.58%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.33%) IIS
5 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) Apache
6 2 (0.93%) JBoss
6 2 (0.93%) Tornado
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) GemFire
7 1 (0.47%) Mule
7 1 (0.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.93%) GIMP
3 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
1 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.09%) Azure
1 26 (12.09%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (8.37%) SaaS
3 17 (7.91%) AWS
4 12 (5.58%) PaaS
5 9 (4.19%) Power Platform
6 8 (3.72%) Logic Apps
6 8 (3.72%) OneDrive
6 8 (3.72%) PowerApps
7 7 (3.26%) GitHub
8 5 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.33%) Serverless
9 4 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.86%) IaaS
10 3 (1.40%) GCP
10 3 (1.40%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.93%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.84%) SAN
2 17 (7.91%) LAN
3 15 (6.98%) WAN
4 14 (6.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.05%) DHCP
5 13 (6.05%) DNS
6 11 (5.12%) Firewall
7 10 (4.65%) Network Security
8 9 (4.19%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (4.19%) VSAN
9 6 (2.79%) NAS
9 6 (2.79%) VoIP
9 6 (2.79%) Wireless
10 5 (2.33%) Internet
11 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.40%) Extranet
11 3 (1.40%) Modbus
11 3 (1.40%) MPLS
11 3 (1.40%) X.509
12 2 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (33.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.19%) Power BI
3 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) OLTP
7 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) OLAP
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (14.88%) Visual Studio
2 25 (11.63%) MSI
2 25 (11.63%) WiX
3 13 (6.05%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.65%) JIRA
5 9 (4.19%) Subversion
6 8 (3.72%) MSTest
6 8 (3.72%) NUnit
6 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.26%) Hudson
8 6 (2.79%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.79%) CruiseControl
8 6 (2.79%) Gemini Tracker
8 6 (2.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.33%) Selenium
10 4 (1.86%) Postman
11 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.93%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (20.93%) Finance
2 24 (11.16%) Marketing
3 20 (9.30%) Games
4 14 (6.51%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.05%) Law
6 12 (5.58%) Back Office
6 12 (5.58%) Banking
7 10 (4.65%) Manufacturing
8 9 (4.19%) Public Sector
9 8 (3.72%) French Language
9 8 (3.72%) German Language
9 8 (3.72%) Spanish Language
10 6 (2.79%) Retail
11 5 (2.33%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.93%) Front Office
12 2 (0.93%) Legal
12 2 (0.93%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.47%) Advertising
13 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (29.30%) Developer
2 31 (14.42%) Software Engineer
3 30 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 27 (12.56%) Systems Engineer
5 24 (11.16%) Full Stack Developer
6 20 (9.30%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 16 (7.44%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.98%) .NET Developer
8 15 (6.98%) Analyst
9 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.05%) IT Engineer
10 13 (6.05%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (6.05%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (5.12%) IT Support
13 10 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (4.65%) C# Developer
14 9 (4.19%) Storage Engineer
14 9 (4.19%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.51%) REST
2 55 (25.58%) .NET
3 38 (17.67%) CSS
3 38 (17.67%) HTML
4 37 (17.21%) AngularJS
5 34 (15.81%) Node.js
5 34 (15.81%) Vue.js
6 32 (14.88%) React
7 29 (13.49%) HTML5 Canvas
8 26 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (11.63%) Aurelia
9 25 (11.63%) Entity Framework
9 25 (11.63%) NHibernate
9 25 (11.63%) SVG
10 23 (10.70%) RESTful
11 14 (6.51%) Web Services
12 13 (6.05%) SOAP
13 12 (5.58%) GraphQL
13 12 (5.58%) XML
14 10 (4.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.58%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (22.79%) User Experience
3 26 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (12.09%) Management Information System
3 26 (12.09%) Web 2.0
4 24 (11.16%) Virtual Team
5 23 (10.70%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (7.44%) Mobile App
7 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.19%) EMC VNXe
8 9 (4.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (4.19%) FlexPod
8 9 (4.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 8 (3.72%) Chip and PIN
9 8 (3.72%) EPoS
9 8 (3.72%) N-Tier
10 7 (3.26%) Algorithms
10 7 (3.26%) Replication
11 4 (1.86%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.40%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 95 (44.19%) Windows
2 25 (11.63%) Linux
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (4.19%) Unix
5 9 (4.19%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.19%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.72%) Android
6 8 (3.72%) SUSE
7 4 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (42.33%) Problem-Solving
2 74 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
4 38 (17.67%) Software Engineering
5 29 (13.49%) Test Automation
6 28 (13.02%) ITIL
7 27 (12.56%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (12.09%) Use Case
9 25 (11.63%) Configuration Management
9 25 (11.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 25 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
9 25 (11.63%) Visualisation
10 24 (11.16%) Mentoring
11 22 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (9.30%) OO
13 19 (8.84%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (8.37%) Customer Requirements
14 18 (8.37%) TDD
15 17 (7.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (50.70%) SQL
2 68 (31.63%) C#
3 52 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.74%) TypeScript
5 28 (13.02%) Java
6 27 (12.56%) T-SQL
7 25 (11.63%) Python
8 21 (9.77%) C++
9 18 (8.37%) PowerShell
10 14 (6.51%) C
11 4 (1.86%) ES6
12 3 (1.40%) Groovy
12 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.93%) PHP
13 2 (0.93%) R
13 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.93%) XAML
14 1 (0.47%) Go
14 1 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 80 (37.21%) Degree
2 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (5.58%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.58%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.12%) ISEB
6 9 (4.19%) MCSE
7 8 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (3.72%) PhD
7 8 (3.72%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.40%) CCNA
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.93%) MCP
10 2 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.14%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) IEC 61131
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.72%) vSphere
6 7 (3.26%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.79%) Docker
8 4 (1.86%) XenApp
9 3 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.58%) vCenter Server
2 10 (4.65%) WSUS
3 8 (3.72%) FlexNet
4 5 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.47%) Grafana
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 71 (33.02%) Microsoft
2 56 (26.05%) VMware
3 27 (12.56%) Cisco
4 17 (7.91%) Citrix
4 17 (7.91%) HP
5 10 (4.65%) Dell
5 10 (4.65%) EMC
5 10 (4.65%) NetApp
5 10 (4.65%) Oracle
6 9 (4.19%) Isilon
7 8 (3.72%) Ab Initio
7 8 (3.72%) ANSYS
7 8 (3.72%) arcserve
7 8 (3.72%) Bloomberg
8 7 (3.26%) Intel
8 7 (3.26%) SAP
9 6 (2.79%) Adobe
10 5 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.86%) Proofpoint
12 3 (1.40%) Lotus