Period
to 20 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Commercial Awareness skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 20 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Commercial Awareness
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 490 502 577
Rank change year-on-year +12 +75 -74
Permanent jobs citing Commercial Awareness 544 404 659
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 316 297 462
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £32,575
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -4.55%
75th Percentile £74,063 £77,500 £70,375
90th Percentile £88,125 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% -1.92% +4.00%

Commercial Awareness 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 95,981 74,938 132,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.36% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,641 60,258 105,363
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,451 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

Commercial Awareness
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Commercial Awareness.

Salary trend for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness within the UK over the 6 months to 20 June 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 -26 461 £55,000 -8.33% 93
UK excluding London +8 330 £50,000 -1.96% 84
London -46 150 £75,000 - 15
Work from Home -136 104 £60,000 -7.69% 12
South East -25 91 £52,500 -10.64% 14
North of England -7 83 £41,250 -9.34% 18
Midlands -35 71 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Yorkshire -12 43 £39,000 +4.00% 10
West Midlands -47 43 £47,500 -20.83% 17
South West -57 32 £62,500 +31.58% 12
North West -14 31 £50,000 -5.39% 8
East Midlands -14 28 £50,000 +96.08% 3
East of England -21 20 £62,500 +13.64% 12
Wales +11 16 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Scotland -32 16 £44,250 -17.29% 4
North East -11 9 £20,000 -36.51%
Northern Ireland - 1 £89,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness 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 Commercial Awareness.

1 253 (46.51%) Social Skills
2 174 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (29.23%) Finance
4 148 (27.21%) Problem-Solving
5 137 (25.18%) Microsoft
6 96 (17.65%) Project Management
6 96 (17.65%) Azure
7 79 (14.52%) Scrum
8 77 (14.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 72 (13.24%) Degree
10 67 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 64 (11.76%) Marketing
12 62 (11.40%) Time Management
12 62 (11.40%) Service Delivery
12 62 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (11.40%) Presales
13 60 (11.03%) Organisational Skills
14 56 (10.29%) Retail
15 55 (10.11%) Decision-Making
16 54 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
17 53 (9.74%) Mentoring
18 51 (9.38%) Business Development
19 49 (9.01%) JavaScript
19 49 (9.01%) Microsoft 365
20 48 (8.82%) Public Sector
21 45 (8.27%) Product Roadmap
21 45 (8.27%) AWS
22 44 (8.09%) Self-Motivation
22 44 (8.09%) ITIL
23 43 (7.90%) Presentation Skills

Commercial Awareness
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 (2.94%) Confluence
2 14 (2.57%) SAS
3 12 (2.21%) CMS
4 10 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.47%) Apache
6 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.92%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.74%) JBoss
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.55%) WordPress
9 2 (0.37%) Appian
9 2 (0.37%) Drupal
9 2 (0.37%) IIS
9 2 (0.37%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.37%) Podio
9 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Farmplan
3 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 96 (17.65%) Azure
2 49 (9.01%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (8.27%) AWS
4 30 (5.51%) Power Platform
5 18 (3.31%) SaaS
6 15 (2.76%) IaaS
7 9 (1.65%) Amazon Neptune
7 9 (1.65%) AWS Fargate
7 9 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.65%) PowerApps
8 8 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.47%) GCP
9 7 (1.29%) Cohesity
9 7 (1.29%) Snowflake
10 6 (1.10%) Asana
10 6 (1.10%) Smartsheet
11 5 (0.92%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.92%) PaaS
11 5 (0.92%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.49%) Firewall
2 15 (2.76%) WAN
3 14 (2.57%) Network Security
4 13 (2.39%) VPN
5 12 (2.21%) LAN
6 9 (1.65%) SAN
7 8 (1.47%) Cisco Firepower
7 8 (1.47%) DNS
8 7 (1.29%) MPLS
8 7 (1.29%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.29%) Wireless
9 6 (1.10%) BGP
9 6 (1.10%) OSPF
10 5 (0.92%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.92%) VLAN
11 4 (0.74%) IPsec
11 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.55%) DHCP
12 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.07%) MySQL
2 29 (5.33%) Power BI
3 12 (2.21%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.47%) Tableau
7 7 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.10%) Big Data
8 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.92%) QlikView
10 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.55%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.37%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.37%) OLAP
11 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (5.33%) JIRA
2 19 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.10%) Mockito
4 5 (0.92%) JUnit
5 3 (0.55%) CMake
5 3 (0.55%) Selenium
6 2 (0.37%) Protractor
7 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.18%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.18%) JMeter
7 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.18%) MSTest
7 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.18%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.18%) Storybook
General
1 253 (46.51%) Social Skills
2 159 (29.23%) Finance
3 64 (11.76%) Marketing
4 62 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (11.03%) Organisational Skills
6 56 (10.29%) Retail
7 48 (8.82%) Public Sector
8 43 (7.90%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (7.17%) Influencing Skills
10 25 (4.60%) Legal
11 21 (3.86%) Telecoms
12 20 (3.68%) Banking
13 12 (2.21%) Electronics
14 11 (2.02%) Law
14 11 (2.02%) Manufacturing
15 9 (1.65%) Public Speaking
16 8 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (1.47%) Games
17 7 (1.29%) Advertising
17 7 (1.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (11.21%) Analyst
2 55 (10.11%) Architect
3 47 (8.64%) Consultant
4 36 (6.62%) Developer
5 35 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 29 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 26 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (4.60%) Product Manager
9 24 (4.41%) Product Owner
10 21 (3.86%) IT Manager
10 21 (3.86%) Technical Manager
11 16 (2.94%) Technical Solutions Manager
12 14 (2.57%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.21%) Programmer
13 12 (2.21%) SAS Programmer
13 12 (2.21%) Senior Developer
14 10 (1.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (1.84%) Senior Programmer
14 10 (1.84%) Senior SAS Programmer
14 10 (1.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.99%) React
2 24 (4.41%) Spring
3 19 (3.49%) .NET
3 19 (3.49%) HTML
4 18 (3.31%) Spring Boot
5 17 (3.13%) CSS
6 14 (2.57%) Laravel
7 13 (2.39%) Node.js
7 13 (2.39%) Vue.js
8 12 (2.21%) Symfony
9 11 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.65%) Apache Flex
10 9 (1.65%) REST
10 9 (1.65%) Spring Cloud
11 8 (1.47%) LAMP
11 8 (1.47%) SOAP
11 8 (1.47%) Web Services
12 7 (1.29%) BREW
12 7 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (0.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.09%) Self-Motivation
2 40 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.41%) User Experience
4 22 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.86%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.39%) Podcast
7 12 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 12 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.84%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.65%) Social Media
10 8 (1.47%) Acoustics
10 8 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.10%) NHS
12 6 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
14 4 (0.74%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.99%) Windows
2 20 (3.68%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.13%) Linux
4 7 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.92%) Android
5 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.74%) Unix
7 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (27.21%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (17.65%) Project Management
4 79 (14.52%) Scrum
5 77 (14.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 67 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (11.40%) Presales
7 62 (11.40%) Service Delivery
7 62 (11.40%) Time Management
8 55 (10.11%) Decision-Making
9 53 (9.74%) Mentoring
10 51 (9.38%) Business Development
11 45 (8.27%) Product Roadmap
12 44 (8.09%) ITIL
13 41 (7.54%) DevOps
14 38 (6.99%) Analytics
14 38 (6.99%) Product Management
15 35 (6.43%) Digital Marketing
15 35 (6.43%) Migration
15 35 (6.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.01%) JavaScript
2 41 (7.54%) PHP
3 39 (7.17%) SQL
4 37 (6.80%) Java
5 18 (3.31%) Python
6 13 (2.39%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.02%) C#
7 11 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.65%) Java 8
8 9 (1.65%) Ruby
9 8 (1.47%) C
10 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.74%) C++
11 4 (0.74%) Kotlin
11 4 (0.74%) R
12 3 (0.55%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.37%) Scala
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.18%) Go
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (13.24%) Degree
2 29 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.76%) ISEB
5 11 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.47%) PMP
8 7 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.29%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.10%) APMP
9 6 (1.10%) CCNP
9 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.10%) JNCIS
10 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.92%) HNC
10 5 (0.92%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.74%) CCIE
11 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.35%) SLA
2 34 (6.25%) QA
3 24 (4.41%) GDPR
4 16 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (2.21%) CDISC
6 10 (1.84%) Accessibility
7 7 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.29%) PMO
8 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.55%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.55%) NCSC
9 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.55%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.37%) GRC
10 2 (0.37%) NIST
11 1 (0.18%) BS25999
11 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.70%) Docker
3 26 (4.78%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.92%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.92%) NFS
5 5 (0.92%) XenApp
5 5 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.37%) pfSense
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.02%) Terraform
2 10 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.10%) SCCM
4 5 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.55%) Ansible
5 3 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.18%) Rancher
7 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 137 (25.18%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.35%) VMware
3 33 (6.07%) Cisco
4 20 (3.68%) Citrix
5 19 (3.49%) Dell
6 18 (3.31%) EMC
6 18 (3.31%) SAP
7 15 (2.76%) IBM
7 15 (2.76%) Oracle
8 12 (2.21%) Veeam
9 10 (1.84%) Adobe
9 10 (1.84%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.84%) Google
9 10 (1.84%) HP
9 10 (1.84%) Juniper
10 9 (1.65%) Palo Alto
10 9 (1.65%) Spotify
10 9 (1.65%) Xceptor
11 8 (1.47%) BT
11 8 (1.47%) NetApp