Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 290 262
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28 -24
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 2,170 1,981 2,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.15% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.27% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,561 1,413 1,991
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 156,033 155,853 179,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.78% 90.62% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,429 126,903 149,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Top 16 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 18 June 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 +21 1,935 £50,000 +11.11% 296
UK excluding London +10 1,424 £45,000 +5.88% 266
London +88 550 £67,500 +17.39% 58
South East +4 437 £45,000 - 56
Midlands +1 331 £40,000 - 56
North of England +59 271 £47,500 +18.75% 54
West Midlands +12 228 £40,000 - 41
North West +49 165 £45,000 +12.50% 29
South West -62 159 £43,000 +7.50% 43
East of England -6 153 £50,000 +17.65% 29
East Midlands +28 102 £40,750 +1.88% 15
Yorkshire +37 98 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Scotland -30 50 £40,000 - 14
Wales +9 25 £49,039 - 10
Northern Ireland +9 10 £20,000 -38.46% 4
North East -12 8 £35,000 -10.60% 10

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 592 (27.28%) Microsoft
2 544 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (23.69%) Presales
4 407 (18.76%) Windows
5 358 (16.50%) Finance
6 357 (16.45%) Degree
7 350 (16.13%) SQL
8 328 (15.12%) Project Management
9 323 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 274 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
11 272 (12.53%) .NET
12 269 (12.40%) C#
13 267 (12.30%) VMware
14 257 (11.84%) Security Cleared
15 255 (11.75%) JavaScript
16 240 (11.06%) SQL Server
17 238 (10.97%) Active Directory
18 237 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
19 215 (9.91%) HTML
20 213 (9.82%) Linux
21 209 (9.63%) Java
21 209 (9.63%) Citrix
22 208 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
23 205 (9.45%) ITIL
24 196 (9.03%) Retail
25 193 (8.89%) Office 365
26 183 (8.43%) CSS
27 173 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
28 171 (7.88%) Scrum
29 167 (7.70%) Marketing

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 83 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.47%) Confluence
3 31 (1.43%) IIS
4 30 (1.38%) OpenStack
5 29 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 27 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 22 (1.01%) CMS
8 17 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (0.74%) Apache
9 16 (0.74%) Apache Pig
10 13 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.37%) JBoss
13 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.28%) SAS
14 6 (0.28%) Smallworld
14 6 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 164 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.092%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.092%) InVision
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.046%) CATIA
11 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.046%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.046%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.046%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 29 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.06%) NetSuite
4 22 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.60%) SAP QM
6 9 (0.41%) Magento
7 8 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.37%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.18%) Shopify
11 3 (0.14%) BASE24
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.14%) Postilion
11 3 (0.14%) SAP APO
11 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 323 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 193 (8.89%) Office 365
4 67 (3.09%) SaaS
5 45 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (1.57%) IaaS
7 29 (1.34%) PaaS
8 27 (1.24%) OpenShift
9 22 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.55%) Force.com
12 10 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 9 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.41%) Serverless
14 7 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.32%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 7 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.23%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.70%) Network Security
2 76 (3.50%) NetScaler
3 64 (2.95%) WAN
4 63 (2.90%) Firewall
5 61 (2.81%) VPN
6 58 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 54 (2.49%) Wireless
8 51 (2.35%) LAN
9 46 (2.12%) Internet
10 35 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
11 34 (1.57%) DAB
12 32 (1.47%) DNS
13 28 (1.29%) SAN
14 27 (1.24%) HTTP
14 27 (1.24%) MPLS
15 25 (1.15%) Ethernet
16 22 (1.01%) VoIP
17 21 (0.97%) VSAN
18 17 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
18 17 (0.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.41%) Big Data
3 61 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.21%) MySQL
6 43 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 29 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (0.88%) QlikView
14 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
15 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.78%) Apache Hive
16 17 (0.78%) Power BI
16 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 126 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 125 (5.76%) Git (software)
3 83 (3.82%) JIRA
4 59 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 26 (1.20%) Axure RP
7 25 (1.15%) Subversion
8 24 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 24 (1.11%) eCATT
8 24 (1.11%) LSMW
9 14 (0.65%) gulp
9 14 (0.65%) Selenium
10 13 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.46%) Grunt
12 9 (0.41%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.41%) JMeter
13 8 (0.37%) JUnit
13 8 (0.37%) Maven
14 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 358 (16.50%) Finance
2 196 (9.03%) Retail
3 167 (7.70%) Marketing
4 106 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 84 (3.87%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.17%) Games
7 46 (2.12%) Banking
8 44 (2.03%) Advertising
8 44 (2.03%) Publishing
9 42 (1.94%) Billing
10 36 (1.66%) Legal
11 24 (1.11%) Local Government
12 23 (1.06%) Electronics
13 15 (0.69%) Military
14 12 (0.55%) Law
15 11 (0.51%) Automotive
15 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.37%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 425 (19.59%) Architect
2 351 (16.18%) Developer
3 340 (15.67%) Consultant
4 216 (9.95%) Analyst
5 139 (6.41%) Technical Architect
6 127 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
7 105 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 98 (4.52%) .NET Developer
9 85 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
10 81 (3.73%) Java Developer
11 76 (3.50%) Software Engineer
12 70 (3.23%) Designer
12 70 (3.23%) Product Manager
13 67 (3.09%) C# Developer
14 65 (3.00%) Project Manager
15 64 (2.95%) Senior Developer
16 59 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
17 58 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
18 51 (2.35%) UX Designer
19 47 (2.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (12.53%) .NET
2 215 (9.91%) HTML
3 183 (8.43%) CSS
4 126 (5.81%) ASP.NET
5 117 (5.39%) Web Services
6 94 (4.33%) XML
7 79 (3.64%) AngularJS
8 66 (3.04%) jQuery
9 62 (2.86%) Spring
10 59 (2.72%) Java EE
11 58 (2.67%) REST
12 55 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 51 (2.35%) JSON
14 47 (2.17%) XSLT
15 46 (2.12%) EDI
15 46 (2.12%) Sass
16 45 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (2.03%) Hibernate
18 43 (1.98%) LESS
18 43 (1.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 237 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 157 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 155 (7.14%) User Experience
5 141 (6.50%) Self-Motivation
6 109 (5.02%) Management Information System
7 63 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 53 (2.44%) Fintech
9 45 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 43 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 35 (1.61%) Driving Licence
12 32 (1.47%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (1.29%) CESG
14 28 (1.29%) Clustering
14 28 (1.29%) Private Cloud
15 25 (1.15%) Smartphone
16 24 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
16 24 (1.11%) LIMS
16 24 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 407 (18.76%) Windows
2 213 (9.82%) Linux
3 161 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 141 (6.50%) Windows 10
5 124 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 121 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (4.93%) Unix
8 38 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 37 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 26 (1.20%) Android
11 14 (0.65%) CentOS
11 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.18%) Debian
14 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.18%) VMS
14 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.14%) AIX
15 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (23.69%) Presales
3 328 (15.12%) Project Management
4 274 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
5 205 (9.45%) ITIL
6 171 (7.88%) Scrum
7 166 (7.65%) Service Delivery
8 158 (7.28%) Service Management
9 153 (7.05%) Analytics
10 152 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 146 (6.73%) Product Management
12 144 (6.64%) SDLC
13 137 (6.31%) Software Engineering
14 130 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
15 128 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 128 (5.90%) OO
16 127 (5.85%) Business Development
17 120 (5.53%) Time Management
18 116 (5.35%) TDD
19 111 (5.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 350 (16.13%) SQL
2 269 (12.40%) C#
3 255 (11.75%) JavaScript
4 209 (9.63%) Java
5 151 (6.96%) Python
6 111 (5.12%) C
7 102 (4.70%) C++
8 87 (4.01%) PHP
9 71 (3.27%) T-SQL
10 64 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 57 (2.63%) VB
12 42 (1.94%) Ruby
13 40 (1.84%) VB.NET
14 34 (1.57%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.43%) ABAP
16 30 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.38%) VBScript
17 27 (1.24%) VBA
18 25 (1.15%) Perl
19 17 (0.78%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 357 (16.45%) Degree
2 257 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 173 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 142 (6.54%) MCSE
5 129 (5.94%) SC Cleared
6 84 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 82 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (2.21%) CCIE
9 48 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (1.98%) MCSA
11 42 (1.94%) CCNP
12 34 (1.57%) MCP
13 31 (1.43%) ISTQB
14 26 (1.20%) ISEB
15 22 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.88%) CCDP
16 19 (0.88%) PMP
17 17 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.84%) QA
2 84 (3.87%) SLA
3 53 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 41 (1.89%) Data Quality
6 23 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 20 (0.92%) PMO
9 18 (0.83%) COBIT
10 16 (0.74%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.60%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.46%) GDPR
12 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.41%) GCP
14 7 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 3 (0.14%) IFRS
16 3 (0.14%) IFRS 9
16 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
17 2 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 238 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 154 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (5.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 111 (5.12%) XenApp
5 108 (4.98%) XenDesktop
6 100 (4.61%) Hyper-V
7 70 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (2.12%) Docker
9 45 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (1.38%) VMware NSX
11 30 (1.38%) vSphere
12 13 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.46%) XenServer
14 8 (0.37%) NFS
15 5 (0.23%) HDFS
16 4 (0.18%) Firmware
16 4 (0.18%) vCloud
17 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 2 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (4.70%) SCCM
2 95 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 88 (4.06%) SCOrch
4 87 (4.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 59 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 42 (1.94%) Puppet
7 32 (1.47%) Kubernetes
7 32 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (1.34%) SCDPM
8 29 (1.34%) SCSM
8 29 (1.34%) SCVMM
9 25 (1.15%) Terraform
10 23 (1.06%) Ansible
11 21 (0.97%) vRealize
12 18 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
13 14 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (0.60%) Salt
15 10 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 9 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
17 8 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 592 (27.28%) Microsoft
2 267 (12.30%) VMware
3 209 (9.63%) Citrix
4 149 (6.87%) Cisco
5 110 (5.07%) Oracle
6 95 (4.38%) SAP
7 77 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 76 (3.50%) HP
9 62 (2.86%) Juniper
10 55 (2.53%) Capita
11 49 (2.26%) F5
12 47 (2.17%) BMC
12 47 (2.17%) IBM
13 42 (1.94%) Red Hat
14 41 (1.89%) Apple
14 41 (1.89%) Google
14 41 (1.89%) Remedy
15 37 (1.71%) ServiceNow
16 26 (1.20%) Dell
17 23 (1.06%) CheckPoint