Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data-Driven Decision Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data-Driven Decision Making over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data-Driven Decision Making
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 855 986 1052
Rank change year-on-year +131 +66 +95
Permanent jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making 248 201 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.13% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 130 126 118
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,392 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.01% -7.14% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,125 £32,663
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,125 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +25.00%

Data-Driven Decision Making 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 131,420 154,729 162,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.18% 91.82% 92.29%
Number of salaries quoted 103,282 123,226 129,146
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data-Driven Decision Making
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data-Driven Decision Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data-Driven Decision Making in the UK

Data-Driven Decision Making
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making.

Salary trend for Data-Driven Decision Making in the UK

Data-Driven Decision Making
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Data-Driven Decision Making in the UK

Data-Driven Decision Making
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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 +120 239 £55,000 +4.76% 21
London +97 132 £66,250 +7.72% 5
UK excluding London +85 116 £47,500 +5.56% 19
South East +60 40 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East of England +91 28 £87,500 +113.41% 2
North of England +24 14 £47,503 +5.56% 4
Midlands +49 13 £37,500 -16.67% 3
South West +10 12 £34,500 -13.75% 6
North West +35 10 £32,500 -27.78% 3
West Midlands +25 9 £45,000 - 3
Scotland -2 6 £45,000 -21.74%
East Midlands +23 4 £36,250 -23.68%
Yorkshire +2 4 £49,337 +9.64% 1
Wales +7 3 £57,500 -17.86% 2

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making 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 Data-Driven Decision Making.

1 134 (54.03%) Decision-Making
2 105 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (38.31%) SQL
4 85 (34.27%) Analytics
5 79 (31.85%) Business Intelligence
6 73 (29.44%) Analytical Skills
7 60 (24.19%) Python
7 60 (24.19%) Degree
7 60 (24.19%) Visualisation
8 49 (19.76%) Product Management
8 49 (19.76%) Marketing
9 48 (19.35%) Data Science
10 44 (17.74%) Machine Learning
11 41 (16.53%) Tableau
11 41 (16.53%) Power BI
11 41 (16.53%) ETL
11 41 (16.53%) Power Platform
12 39 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (15.32%) SQL Server
14 36 (14.52%) Finance
15 33 (13.31%) Computer Science
16 32 (12.90%) Data Modelling
17 31 (12.50%) AWS
17 31 (12.50%) R
17 31 (12.50%) User Experience
17 31 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (12.10%) Big Data
19 29 (11.69%) Actionable Insight
20 28 (11.29%) Software Engineering
21 27 (10.89%) Google

Data-Driven Decision Making
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 19 (7.66%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.23%) Confluence
3 5 (2.02%) Apache
4 4 (1.61%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.61%) SAS
5 3 (1.21%) CMS
6 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.21%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.40%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Data Workbench
2 1 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.40%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.40%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.53%) Power Platform
2 31 (12.50%) AWS
3 19 (7.66%) Azure
4 17 (6.85%) GCP
5 12 (4.84%) Google Analytics
6 11 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (4.03%) GitHub
8 4 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.61%) SaaS
8 4 (1.61%) Slack
9 3 (1.21%) Kong
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.40%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.40%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) Broadband
2 2 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) DNS
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.53%) Power BI
2 39 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (15.32%) SQL Server
4 30 (12.10%) Big Data
5 23 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (7.26%) Hadoop
7 18 (7.26%) QlikView
8 17 (6.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (6.05%) MongoDB
10 13 (5.24%) Data Mart
10 13 (5.24%) NoSQL
11 12 (4.84%) Apache Hive
12 8 (3.23%) BigQuery
12 8 (3.23%) HBase
13 7 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (2.42%) Blockchain
14 6 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (2.42%) Looker
Development Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.24%) JIRA
3 6 (2.42%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.02%) Appium
4 5 (2.02%) Calabash
4 5 (2.02%) Gatling
4 5 (2.02%) JMeter
4 5 (2.02%) Xcode
5 4 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.61%) Maven
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.21%) GitLab
7 1 (0.40%) ProC
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (19.76%) Marketing
2 36 (14.52%) Finance
3 24 (9.68%) Retail
4 21 (8.47%) Law
5 17 (6.85%) Public Sector
6 11 (4.44%) Games
6 11 (4.44%) Legal
7 7 (2.82%) Banking
8 6 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.02%) Billing
9 5 (2.02%) Publishing
10 3 (1.21%) Back Office
10 3 (1.21%) German Language
10 3 (1.21%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.40%) Police
11 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (14.11%) Analyst
2 24 (9.68%) Developer
2 24 (9.68%) Product Manager
3 21 (8.47%) Data Scientist
4 16 (6.45%) Product Owner
5 15 (6.05%) Data Engineer
6 11 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (4.03%) Senior Manager
7 10 (4.03%) Senior Product Owner
8 9 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 8 (3.23%) Content Editor
9 8 (3.23%) Development Manager
9 8 (3.23%) Digital Content Editor
9 8 (3.23%) Digital Editor
9 8 (3.23%) Mobile Product Manager
9 8 (3.23%) Report Writer
9 8 (3.23%) Sales Manager
9 8 (3.23%) Software Development Manager
9 8 (3.23%) Software Manager
10 7 (2.82%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.85%) RESTful
2 15 (6.05%) Kafka
3 11 (4.44%) JSON
4 10 (4.03%) Node.js
5 9 (3.63%) Web Services
6 8 (3.23%) HTML
7 6 (2.42%) CSS
7 6 (2.42%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.42%) XML
8 5 (2.02%) Jest
8 5 (2.02%) TensorFlow
9 4 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.61%) Apache Beam
10 3 (1.21%) Keras
10 3 (1.21%) scikit-learn
10 3 (1.21%) Symfony
11 1 (0.40%) Cocoa
11 1 (0.40%) jQuery
11 1 (0.40%) Spring
11 1 (0.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.44%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.50%) User Experience
3 26 (10.48%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.24%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.84%) Social Media
6 10 (4.03%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.63%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.23%) Photography
9 6 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.61%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.21%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.21%) Replication
12 3 (1.21%) Robotics
12 3 (1.21%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.81%) Blog
13 2 (0.81%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.89%) Apple iOS
2 21 (8.47%) Android
3 8 (3.23%) Linux
4 5 (2.02%) Windows
5 4 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (54.03%) Decision-Making
2 105 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (34.27%) Analytics
4 79 (31.85%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (24.19%) Visualisation
6 49 (19.76%) Product Management
7 48 (19.35%) Data Science
8 44 (17.74%) Machine Learning
9 41 (16.53%) ETL
10 33 (13.31%) Computer Science
11 32 (12.90%) Data Modelling
12 31 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (11.69%) Actionable Insight
14 28 (11.29%) Software Engineering
15 24 (9.68%) E-Commerce
16 23 (9.27%) A/B Testing
16 23 (9.27%) Data Visualisation
17 22 (8.87%) Data Analytics
17 22 (8.87%) Performance Metrics
17 22 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (38.31%) SQL
2 60 (24.19%) Python
3 31 (12.50%) R
4 22 (8.87%) Java
5 18 (7.26%) T-SQL
6 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.24%) Scala
8 9 (3.63%) PHP
8 9 (3.63%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.42%) Apple Swift
10 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.61%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.21%) C
12 3 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.21%) Ruby
13 2 (0.81%) C++
14 1 (0.40%) C#
14 1 (0.40%) Fortran
14 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (24.19%) Degree
2 8 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.21%) PhD
5 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) Actionable Recommendations
1 13 (5.24%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) PMO
3 6 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.42%) GxP
4 4 (1.61%) GDPR
5 3 (1.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.42%) Docker
2 4 (1.61%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.21%) linkerd
2 3 (1.21%) Marathon
2 3 (1.21%) Mesos
2 3 (1.21%) Oozie
2 3 (1.21%) Prometheus
2 3 (1.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (16.53%) Tableau
2 27 (10.89%) Google
3 21 (8.47%) WorldPay
4 19 (7.66%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.66%) Oracle
5 8 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.82%) Apple
7 6 (2.42%) Adobe
7 6 (2.42%) Teradata
8 5 (2.02%) Crimson Hexagon
8 5 (2.02%) New Relic
8 5 (2.02%) SAP
9 4 (1.61%) Informatica
9 4 (1.61%) Pinterest
9 4 (1.61%) Spotify
10 3 (1.21%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.81%) Facebook
11 2 (0.81%) Marketo
11 2 (0.81%) Talend
11 2 (0.81%) Tealium