Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 308 263
Rank change year-on-year +40 -45 -3
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 2,086 1,930 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.11% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.21% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,350 1,807
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £78,750
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 151,576 159,835 175,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,616 126,198 146,138
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +25 1,798 £50,000 +5.26% 443
UK excluding London +11 1,324 £45,000 +5.88% 422
London +137 548 £65,000 +4.00% 66
South East -9 379 £50,000 +5.26% 118
Midlands +1 286 £42,500 +9.68% 92
North of England +48 266 £47,500 +6.81% 92
West Midlands +16 204 £42,000 +5.00% 64
North West +33 162 £47,500 -5.00% 49
South West -56 157 £40,000 -3.61% 45
East of England +13 125 £47,500 +14.46% 32
Yorkshire +35 91 £47,500 +18.75% 29
East Midlands 0 81 £42,500 +13.33% 28
Scotland +10 61 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Wales -3 34 £49,039 - 25
Northern Ireland +21 20 £42,500 -19.05% 1
North East -4 13 £36,900 -13.18% 14

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 574 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (23.78%) Microsoft
3 452 (21.67%) Presales
4 369 (17.69%) Degree
5 348 (16.68%) Project Management
6 339 (16.25%) Finance
7 325 (15.58%) Windows
8 303 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 282 (13.52%) .NET
10 281 (13.47%) C#
11 278 (13.33%) SQL
12 274 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
13 268 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
14 245 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
15 239 (11.46%) Security Cleared
16 229 (10.98%) SQL Server
17 227 (10.88%) Java
18 220 (10.55%) Linux
19 210 (10.07%) JavaScript
20 196 (9.40%) ITIL
21 192 (9.20%) VMware
22 182 (8.72%) Active Directory
23 175 (8.39%) Scrum
24 167 (8.01%) Retail
25 166 (7.96%) Computer Science
26 165 (7.91%) Office 365
27 160 (7.67%) Software Engineering
28 159 (7.62%) TDD
29 158 (7.57%) HTML
30 153 (7.33%) Cisco

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 77 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.82%) IIS
3 29 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 28 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 19 (0.91%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.81%) Apache Pig
8 17 (0.81%) Confluence
9 16 (0.77%) CMS
10 14 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.58%) Apache
12 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.29%) JBoss
15 6 (0.29%) SAS
16 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 92 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.19%) InDesign
7 4 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.19%) Snagit
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.096%) InVision
10 1 (0.048%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.048%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.048%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 48 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.67%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.53%) SAP APO
7 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.29%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.24%) BASE24
9 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.24%) Postilion
9 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.19%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.14%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 303 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 245 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
3 165 (7.91%) Office 365
4 99 (4.75%) SaaS
5 49 (2.35%) PaaS
6 41 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (1.97%) IaaS
7 36 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.67%) Serverless
10 13 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.62%) Force.com
11 9 (0.43%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 8 (0.38%) GitHub
13 7 (0.34%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.29%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.55%) Network Security
2 85 (4.07%) Firewall
3 74 (3.55%) WAN
4 68 (3.26%) LAN
5 58 (2.78%) Internet
6 56 (2.68%) VPN
7 42 (2.01%) Wireless
8 41 (1.97%) MPLS
9 38 (1.82%) DNS
9 38 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 37 (1.77%) NetScaler
10 37 (1.77%) SAN
11 34 (1.63%) Unified Communications
12 32 (1.53%) Ethernet
13 31 (1.49%) VoIP
14 28 (1.34%) DAB
15 27 (1.29%) DHCP
16 25 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (1.01%) Skype
18 17 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.97%) MySQL
3 50 (2.40%) NoSQL
4 46 (2.21%) Big Data
4 46 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.91%) Apache Hive
12 18 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
12 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.81%) Data Lake
14 15 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (0.62%) Neo4j
16 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 122 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 66 (3.16%) JIRA
4 46 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 41 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.10%) Subversion
7 15 (0.72%) Axure RP
8 14 (0.67%) Maven
9 13 (0.62%) eCATT
9 13 (0.62%) LSMW
9 13 (0.62%) MSI
10 12 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.53%) InstallShield
11 11 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.48%) Selenium
13 9 (0.43%) GitLab
13 9 (0.43%) Grunt
13 9 (0.43%) gulp
General
1 339 (16.25%) Finance
2 167 (8.01%) Retail
3 148 (7.09%) Marketing
4 85 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 83 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.40%) Banking
7 35 (1.68%) Electronics
8 33 (1.58%) Games
8 33 (1.58%) Legal
9 28 (1.34%) Publishing
10 26 (1.25%) Billing
11 20 (0.96%) Local Government
12 19 (0.91%) Automotive
13 18 (0.86%) Military
14 16 (0.77%) Advertising
15 15 (0.72%) Law
16 13 (0.62%) German Language
17 10 (0.48%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.48%) French Language
18 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 413 (19.80%) Developer
2 388 (18.60%) Architect
3 293 (14.05%) Consultant
4 181 (8.68%) Analyst
5 155 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
6 143 (6.86%) .NET Developer
7 108 (5.18%) Technical Architect
8 103 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 92 (4.41%) C# Developer
10 88 (4.22%) Business Analyst
11 86 (4.12%) Software Engineer
12 84 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 80 (3.84%) Senior Developer
14 70 (3.36%) Project Manager
15 68 (3.26%) Designer
15 68 (3.26%) Product Manager
16 61 (2.92%) Cloud Architect
16 61 (2.92%) Technical Consultant
17 56 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
18 51 (2.44%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (13.52%) .NET
2 158 (7.57%) HTML
3 152 (7.29%) ASP.NET
4 130 (6.23%) CSS
5 96 (4.60%) Web Services
6 77 (3.69%) Spring
7 69 (3.31%) XSLT
8 68 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 68 (3.26%) XML
9 63 (3.02%) AngularJS
9 63 (3.02%) REST
10 57 (2.73%) SOAP
11 56 (2.68%) WCF
12 49 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (2.30%) jQuery
14 44 (2.11%) .NET Framework
15 42 (2.01%) React
16 40 (1.92%) HTML5
17 38 (1.82%) RESTful
18 36 (1.73%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 274 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 141 (6.76%) Data Centre
4 107 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 105 (5.03%) User Experience
6 92 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.21%) Fintech
8 45 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 42 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.44%) CESG
10 30 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.15%) PMI
12 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.10%) Clustering
14 21 (1.01%) Algorithms
15 19 (0.91%) Replication
16 17 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.81%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 325 (15.58%) Windows
2 220 (10.55%) Linux
3 148 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 125 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (4.12%) Unix
7 76 (3.64%) Windows 10
8 33 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 24 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.72%) CentOS
13 14 (0.67%) Android
14 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.29%) Solaris
16 5 (0.24%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.24%) Debian
17 4 (0.19%) VMS
18 3 (0.14%) MVS
18 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (21.67%) Presales
3 348 (16.68%) Project Management
4 268 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
5 196 (9.40%) ITIL
6 175 (8.39%) Scrum
7 160 (7.67%) Software Engineering
8 159 (7.62%) TDD
9 151 (7.24%) Analytics
10 150 (7.19%) Service Management
11 135 (6.47%) MVC
12 130 (6.23%) SDLC
12 130 (6.23%) Test Automation
13 123 (5.90%) OO
14 121 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (5.75%) Decision-Making
15 120 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 115 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 115 (5.51%) CRM
17 114 (5.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 281 (13.47%) C#
2 278 (13.33%) SQL
3 227 (10.88%) Java
4 210 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 114 (5.47%) Python
6 105 (5.03%) C
7 72 (3.45%) C++
8 50 (2.40%) PHP
9 45 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 43 (2.06%) VB
11 38 (1.82%) PowerShell
12 29 (1.39%) Ruby
13 27 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 25 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 19 (0.91%) ABAP
16 17 (0.81%) Java 8
17 15 (0.72%) Perl
18 14 (0.67%) Apex Code
19 13 (0.62%) VBScript
20 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 369 (17.69%) Degree
2 239 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 152 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 125 (5.99%) SC Cleared
5 124 (5.94%) MCSE
6 81 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (3.60%) DV Cleared
8 66 (3.16%) CCNP
9 55 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 51 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 47 (2.25%) MCP
12 33 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.49%) PMI Certification
14 29 (1.39%) CCNA
14 29 (1.39%) Master's Degree
15 26 (1.25%) CCIE
16 23 (1.10%) PMP
17 17 (0.81%) AWS Certification
17 17 (0.81%) JNCIE
18 16 (0.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.61%) QA
2 57 (2.73%) SLA
3 46 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 36 (1.73%) GDPR
6 17 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.53%) PMO
8 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.43%) COBIT
9 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.34%) PMBOK
11 6 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.24%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.14%) GPG13
14 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 182 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 121 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 55 (2.64%) Docker
6 54 (2.59%) XenApp
7 44 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 40 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (1.01%) vSphere
10 17 (0.81%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.58%) NFS
12 11 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.53%) XenServer
13 9 (0.43%) Firmware
14 8 (0.38%) vCloud
15 6 (0.29%) LXC
15 6 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (2.92%) SCCM
2 39 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (1.87%) Puppet
3 38 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 38 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 35 (1.68%) SCOrch
5 33 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 33 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.39%) Terraform
7 23 (1.10%) Ansible
8 17 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.53%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.48%) vRealize
11 9 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
11 9 (0.43%) Nagios
12 8 (0.38%) Kibana
13 7 (0.34%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.34%) Packer
13 7 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 496 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 192 (9.20%) VMware
3 153 (7.33%) Cisco
4 134 (6.42%) Citrix
5 88 (4.22%) SAP
6 81 (3.88%) Oracle
7 77 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
8 71 (3.40%) Juniper
9 56 (2.68%) HP
10 48 (2.30%) IBM
11 45 (2.16%) BMC
11 45 (2.16%) Google
12 43 (2.06%) Remedy
13 38 (1.82%) F5
13 38 (1.82%) Red Hat
14 34 (1.63%) ServiceNow
15 31 (1.49%) Apple
16 29 (1.39%) Dell
17 27 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 27 (1.29%) Omniture