Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Client Server
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 615 626
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11 -137
Permanent jobs citing Client/Server 178 457 567
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 181 385 440
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,100 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £39,956 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.75% -11.21% -

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 24,808 48,114 60,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.54% 38.52% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,260 37,405 46,331
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +29 166 £55,000 - 39
UK excluding London +63 102 £46,250 +15.75% 27
London +92 71 £80,000 +10.34% 12
Work from Home -31 58 £77,000 +54.00% 7
South East +110 42 £50,000 +25.14% 5
South West +75 20 £50,000 - 4
North of England +71 11 £37,500 - 9
Midlands +41 11 £40,000 +14.29% 5
North West +71 9 £37,500 +7.14% 7
East of England +47 8 £35,632 -40.61% 4
East Midlands +50 7 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Wales - 6 £31,750 -
West Midlands +37 4 - - 4
Scotland +15 4 £47,500 +46.15%
Yorkshire +32 1 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North East +17 1 £45,000 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 72 (40.45%) Windows
2 66 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 64 (35.96%) SQL
3 64 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (34.83%) JavaScript
5 57 (32.02%) Finance
6 52 (29.21%) Azure
7 51 (28.65%) VMware
8 50 (28.09%) C#
9 47 (26.40%) SQL Server
10 45 (25.28%) .NET
11 41 (23.03%) Degree
12 38 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (20.79%) TypeScript
14 35 (19.66%) CSS
15 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
15 33 (18.54%) Cisco
15 33 (18.54%) SDLC
16 32 (17.98%) Java
17 31 (17.42%) SAN
17 31 (17.42%) QA
18 30 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (16.85%) User Experience
19 27 (15.17%) ITIL
19 27 (15.17%) LAN
20 26 (14.61%) WAN
20 26 (14.61%) Self-Motivation
21 25 (14.04%) XML
21 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
22 23 (12.92%) REST

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 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.81%) CMS
3 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.25%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 52 (29.21%) Azure
2 22 (12.36%) Office 365
3 15 (8.43%) IaaS
3 15 (8.43%) PaaS
4 14 (7.87%) AWS
5 13 (7.30%) SaaS
6 10 (5.62%) BlazeMeter
7 9 (5.06%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (2.81%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.69%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.12%) Logic Apps
10 2 (1.12%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.12%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.42%) SAN
2 27 (15.17%) LAN
3 26 (14.61%) WAN
4 21 (11.80%) DHCP
4 21 (11.80%) DNS
4 21 (11.80%) Firewall
5 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.74%) VoIP
6 11 (6.18%) VLAN
7 9 (5.06%) Skype
8 8 (4.49%) Network Security
8 8 (4.49%) VSAN
9 7 (3.93%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.37%) Wireless
11 5 (2.81%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.25%) Internet
13 3 (1.69%) MPLS
14 2 (1.12%) Extranet
14 2 (1.12%) NAS
14 2 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (26.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) Power BI
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.69%) Big Data
4 3 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.12%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) Presto
5 2 (1.12%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Git (software)
1 17 (9.55%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.43%) JIRA
3 14 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.18%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.62%) JMeter
5 10 (5.62%) MSI
5 10 (5.62%) WiX
6 9 (5.06%) eggPlant
6 9 (5.06%) Selenium
6 9 (5.06%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.93%) Bugzilla
7 7 (3.93%) CruiseControl
7 7 (3.93%) Gemini Tracker
7 7 (3.93%) Hudson
7 7 (3.93%) Subversion
7 7 (3.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.69%) MSTest
8 3 (1.69%) NUnit
8 3 (1.69%) webpack
General
1 57 (32.02%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.87%) Banking
4 11 (6.18%) Marketing
5 10 (5.62%) Back Office
5 10 (5.62%) Retail
6 9 (5.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (4.49%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.93%) Games
8 7 (3.93%) Law
9 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (2.25%) French Language
10 4 (2.25%) German Language
10 4 (2.25%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.56%) Front Office
12 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.56%) Local Government
12 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (21.35%) Developer
2 25 (14.04%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (11.24%) Architect
3 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.99%) Lead Architect
5 15 (8.43%) Pega Architect
5 15 (8.43%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.43%) Systems Architect
6 14 (7.87%) .NET Developer
7 13 (7.30%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (6.74%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 12 (6.74%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.18%) IT Engineer
10 10 (5.62%) Performance Engineer
10 10 (5.62%) Software Developer
10 10 (5.62%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (5.06%) Analyst
11 9 (5.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.28%) .NET
2 35 (19.66%) CSS
3 25 (14.04%) XML
4 23 (12.92%) REST
5 21 (11.80%) HTML
6 20 (11.24%) Web Services
7 18 (10.11%) React
8 17 (9.55%) AngularJS
8 17 (9.55%) Vue.js
9 16 (8.99%) Node.js
10 15 (8.43%) EJB
10 15 (8.43%) J2EE
10 15 (8.43%) JSP
10 15 (8.43%) Servlets
11 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (6.18%) WPF
12 10 (5.62%) Aurelia
12 10 (5.62%) Entity Framework
12 10 (5.62%) HTML5 Canvas
12 10 (5.62%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.85%) User Experience
2 26 (14.61%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (10.67%) N-Tier
4 18 (10.11%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (7.30%) Management Information System
6 12 (6.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (5.62%) Algorithms
7 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 10 (5.62%) Web 2.0
8 9 (5.06%) Mainframe
8 9 (5.06%) Public Cloud
9 8 (4.49%) EMC VNXe
9 8 (4.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (4.49%) FlexPod
10 7 (3.93%) Driving Licence
10 7 (3.93%) Virtual Team
11 6 (3.37%) Replication
12 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 72 (40.45%) Windows
2 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.87%) Windows 10
4 14 (7.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (4.49%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.93%) Linux
7 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (2.81%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (2.81%) Unix
9 3 (1.69%) Android
9 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (18.54%) SDLC
4 27 (15.17%) ITIL
5 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 21 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (11.80%) OO
7 20 (11.24%) OOP
7 20 (11.24%) Web Development
7 20 (11.24%) Workflow
8 19 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.67%) DevOps
9 18 (10.11%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.55%) Process Management
10 17 (9.55%) Project Delivery
10 17 (9.55%) Technical Architecture
10 17 (9.55%) Thought Leadership
11 15 (8.43%) Knowledge Management
11 15 (8.43%) Lean Six Sigma
11 15 (8.43%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.96%) SQL
2 62 (34.83%) JavaScript
3 50 (28.09%) C#
4 37 (20.79%) TypeScript
5 32 (17.98%) Java
6 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.87%) Python
7 14 (7.87%) T-SQL
8 13 (7.30%) C++
9 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.25%) C
10 4 (2.25%) VBA
11 3 (1.69%) XAML
12 2 (1.12%) Go
12 2 (1.12%) Java 8
13 1 (0.56%) AWK
13 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
13 1 (0.56%) sed
13 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (23.03%) Degree
2 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.74%) ISEB
4 12 (6.74%) ISTQB
5 9 (5.06%) CCNA
5 9 (5.06%) CCSA
5 9 (5.06%) Check Point Certification
5 9 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (5.06%) MCP
6 8 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.49%) MCSE
7 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.37%) MCSA
8 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.42%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 2 (1.12%) COBIT
3 2 (1.12%) GDPR
3 2 (1.12%) IFRS
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.18%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.81%) Docker
5 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (11.24%) vCenter Server
2 11 (6.18%) WSUS
3 10 (5.62%) Grafana
3 10 (5.62%) SCCM
4 6 (3.37%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.12%) Ansible
6 2 (1.12%) SCOM
6 2 (1.12%) Terraform
7 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.56%) Kibana
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 51 (28.65%) VMware
3 33 (18.54%) Cisco
4 17 (9.55%) NetApp
5 15 (8.43%) Pega
6 13 (7.30%) CheckPoint
6 13 (7.30%) Citrix
7 10 (5.62%) EMC
7 10 (5.62%) HP
8 8 (4.49%) Dell
8 8 (4.49%) Isilon
9 7 (3.93%) Mitel
9 7 (3.93%) Oracle
9 7 (3.93%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.37%) F5
11 5 (2.81%) Intel
12 3 (1.69%) Adobe
12 3 (1.69%) Lotus
12 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.69%) Sitecore