Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 294 268
Rank change year-on-year +55 -26 -11
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 2,309 2,041 2,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.14% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.25% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,708 1,432 1,691
UK median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,050 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +9.41% -3.41% -2.22%

Customer Requirements 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 147,698 163,216 171,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 117,431 129,024 142,667
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,615
90th Percentile £84,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Customer Requirements.

Salary trend for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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 +46 2,021 £50,000 +5.26% 415
UK excluding London +38 1,514 £46,500 +9.41% 355
London +132 608 £62,500 - 77
South East +41 536 £50,000 +11.11% 117
Midlands +3 301 £44,000 +3.53% 61
North of England +27 241 £45,000 - 71
West Midlands +18 223 £44,000 +3.53% 41
South West +11 199 £40,000 -3.61% 48
North West +23 160 £47,500 - 36
East of England -5 104 £46,000 +8.24% 40
East Midlands -5 77 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Scotland +26 75 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +11 69 £45,000 +1.19% 28
Wales +4 39 £45,000 -8.24% 8
Northern Ireland +17 22 £31,500 +21.15% 3
North East +4 12 £36,900 -13.18% 7
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 657 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (20.57%) Microsoft
3 450 (19.49%) Java
4 439 (19.01%) Presales
5 385 (16.67%) Degree
6 361 (15.63%) Finance
7 333 (14.42%) Project Management
8 326 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 323 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
10 320 (13.86%) Windows
11 314 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
12 299 (12.95%) SQL
13 298 (12.91%) C#
14 296 (12.82%) .NET
15 289 (12.52%) Software Engineering
16 252 (10.91%) JavaScript
17 244 (10.57%) Linux
18 237 (10.26%) SQL Server
19 226 (9.79%) Security Cleared
20 224 (9.70%) TDD
21 217 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
22 205 (8.88%) Scrum
23 191 (8.27%) Computer Science
24 186 (8.06%) ITIL
25 179 (7.75%) HTML
26 175 (7.58%) MVC
26 175 (7.58%) Active Directory
27 172 (7.45%) ASP.NET
28 169 (7.32%) VMware
29 167 (7.23%) Office 365

Customer Requirements
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 75 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.17%) IIS
3 42 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 37 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 28 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.78%) Confluence
8 14 (0.61%) Apache
8 14 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.52%) CMS
11 11 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.43%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.35%) SAS
14 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 88 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.17%) InDesign
7 4 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.17%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.17%) Snagit
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.087%) InVision
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.043%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.043%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.043%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.043%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 68 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.48%) SAP APO
6 9 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.35%) SAP HCM
8 7 (0.30%) SAP GRC
9 6 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.17%) BASE24
11 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.17%) Postilion
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
12 3 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
12 3 (0.13%) SAP QM
12 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 326 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
3 167 (7.23%) Office 365
4 112 (4.85%) SaaS
5 65 (2.82%) PaaS
6 55 (2.38%) IaaS
7 54 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.65%) Force.com
10 15 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 12 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.52%) Serverless
12 8 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.30%) GitHub
14 6 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.11%) Firewall
2 84 (3.64%) LAN
3 73 (3.16%) Network Security
3 73 (3.16%) WAN
4 65 (2.82%) VPN
5 62 (2.69%) Internet
6 61 (2.64%) DNS
7 57 (2.47%) Unified Communications
8 50 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 49 (2.12%) Wireless
10 47 (2.04%) MPLS
11 42 (1.82%) DHCP
12 37 (1.60%) SAN
13 34 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (1.47%) VoIP
14 30 (1.30%) DAB
15 28 (1.21%) Ethernet
16 26 (1.13%) Skype
17 24 (1.04%) BGP
17 24 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.25%) MySQL
3 50 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 43 (1.86%) Big Data
5 40 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
12 17 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (0.69%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (0.61%) Data Lake
15 13 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (0.56%) Power BI
16 11 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 163 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 139 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 62 (2.69%) JIRA
4 46 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 44 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.08%) Subversion
7 24 (1.04%) Maven
8 20 (0.87%) Selenium
9 17 (0.74%) MSI
10 14 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (0.56%) eCATT
11 13 (0.56%) LSMW
12 12 (0.52%) InstallShield
13 11 (0.48%) GitLab
13 11 (0.48%) Protractor
14 10 (0.43%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
15 9 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.39%) gulp
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 361 (15.63%) Finance
2 150 (6.50%) Marketing
3 139 (6.02%) Retail
4 91 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 75 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.73%) Banking
7 48 (2.08%) Legal
8 40 (1.73%) Electronics
9 30 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 26 (1.13%) Billing
10 26 (1.13%) Games
11 23 (1.00%) Law
12 22 (0.95%) Military
12 22 (0.95%) Publishing
13 21 (0.91%) Advertising
14 18 (0.78%) Automotive
14 18 (0.78%) German Language
15 17 (0.74%) French Language
16 8 (0.35%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 611 (26.46%) Developer
2 362 (15.68%) Architect
3 284 (12.30%) Consultant
4 257 (11.13%) Java Developer
5 182 (7.88%) Analyst
6 178 (7.71%) Solutions Architect
7 142 (6.15%) .NET Developer
8 129 (5.59%) Senior Developer
9 124 (5.37%) Agile Developer
10 118 (5.11%) Software Engineer
11 97 (4.20%) C# Developer
12 94 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
13 90 (3.90%) Business Analyst
14 89 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 79 (3.42%) Project Manager
16 69 (2.99%) Java Engineer
17 67 (2.90%) Technical Architect
18 64 (2.77%) ASP.NET Developer
18 64 (2.77%) Software Developer
19 63 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (12.82%) .NET
2 179 (7.75%) HTML
3 172 (7.45%) ASP.NET
4 165 (7.15%) CSS
5 124 (5.37%) Spring
6 110 (4.76%) Web Services
7 84 (3.64%) AngularJS
7 84 (3.64%) SOAP
8 79 (3.42%) XSLT
9 76 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 76 (3.29%) XML
10 73 (3.16%) Spring MVC
11 68 (2.94%) REST
12 67 (2.90%) WCF
13 63 (2.73%) jQuery
14 61 (2.64%) .NET Framework
15 59 (2.56%) HTML5
16 54 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 49 (2.12%) JSON
18 46 (1.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 323 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 121 (5.24%) Data Centre
4 103 (4.46%) Fintech
5 98 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 96 (4.16%) Management Information System
7 75 (3.25%) User Experience
8 47 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.26%) PMI
11 25 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 25 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 22 (0.95%) NHS
13 19 (0.82%) Social Media
14 18 (0.78%) CESG
15 17 (0.74%) Replication
16 16 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.65%) Fat Client
17 15 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 320 (13.86%) Windows
2 244 (10.57%) Linux
3 122 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 98 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 94 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (3.25%) Windows 10
7 74 (3.20%) Unix
8 46 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.65%) CentOS
12 14 (0.61%) Android
12 14 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.43%) Solaris
14 8 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.30%) Debian
16 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (19.01%) Presales
3 333 (14.42%) Project Management
4 314 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
5 289 (12.52%) Software Engineering
6 224 (9.70%) TDD
7 205 (8.88%) Scrum
8 186 (8.06%) ITIL
9 175 (7.58%) MVC
10 149 (6.45%) Migration
11 148 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
12 147 (6.37%) Test Automation
13 145 (6.28%) Microservices
14 139 (6.02%) CRM
15 136 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 133 (5.76%) Service Management
17 130 (5.63%) DevOps
18 127 (5.50%) Service Delivery
19 126 (5.46%) OO
19 126 (5.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 450 (19.49%) Java
2 299 (12.95%) SQL
3 298 (12.91%) C#
4 252 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 107 (4.63%) C
6 97 (4.20%) Python
7 62 (2.69%) C++
7 62 (2.69%) PowerShell
8 53 (2.30%) PHP
9 44 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.30%) VB
11 22 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 21 (0.91%) Java 8
13 19 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.78%) ABAP
14 18 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.61%) Ruby
16 12 (0.52%) R
17 11 (0.48%) Apex Code
17 11 (0.48%) F#
Qualifications
1 385 (16.67%) Degree
2 226 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 124 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (5.24%) SC Cleared
5 105 (4.55%) MCSE
6 90 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 70 (3.03%) CCNP
9 54 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 42 (1.82%) Master's Degree
12 40 (1.73%) PMI Certification
13 35 (1.52%) MCP
14 32 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.39%) PMP
15 31 (1.34%) CCNA
16 28 (1.21%) CCIE
17 19 (0.82%) CISSP
18 18 (0.78%) DBS Check
19 17 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (5.80%) QA
2 62 (2.69%) SLA
3 50 (2.17%) GDPR
4 34 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 25 (1.08%) PMO
7 12 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 11 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.26%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.26%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.26%) PSD2
9 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.13%) GPG13
11 3 (0.13%) SEPA
12 2 (0.087%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.087%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 175 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 111 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 49 (2.12%) Docker
5 41 (1.78%) XenApp
6 39 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (1.39%) XenDesktop
8 20 (0.87%) Firmware
8 20 (0.87%) vSphere
9 13 (0.56%) NFS
10 12 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.48%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.43%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.35%) XenServer
14 7 (0.30%) LXC
14 7 (0.30%) vCloud
15 6 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (2.82%) SCCM
2 41 (1.78%) Puppet
3 31 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (1.17%) Ansible
5 26 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 26 (1.13%) SCOrch
6 25 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.87%) Terraform
9 16 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.61%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.56%) SCOM
12 12 (0.52%) Nessus
13 10 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (0.43%) WSUS
14 9 (0.39%) Nagios
15 7 (0.30%) Kibana
15 7 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 475 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 169 (7.32%) VMware
3 155 (6.71%) Cisco
4 97 (4.20%) Citrix
5 84 (3.64%) SAP
6 79 (3.42%) Juniper
7 66 (2.86%) Oracle
8 58 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (2.04%) IBM
10 44 (1.91%) Google
11 39 (1.69%) HP
12 34 (1.47%) CheckPoint
13 33 (1.43%) BMC
14 31 (1.34%) SolarWinds
15 30 (1.30%) Dell
16 29 (1.26%) Palo Alto
17 28 (1.21%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.21%) Remedy
18 26 (1.13%) F5
18 26 (1.13%) McAfee