Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data-Driven Decision Making
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 1076 1053
Rank change year-on-year +266 -23 +178
Permanent jobs citing Data-Driven Decision Making 320 125 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.070% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.076% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 165 95 117
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £31,850 £26,550 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -5.26%

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 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 +240 282 £52,500 - 31
UK excluding London +170 188 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London +121 127 £63,000 +5.00% 20
South East +87 107 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +28 33 £42,000 +23.53%
East of England +34 15 £52,500 -4.55%
Midlands +27 15 £50,000 +8.11% 3
East Midlands +35 12 £53,750 +26.47% 3
North of England +22 10 £40,000 +10.34% 4
South West +17 8 £41,250 +19.21% 2
Yorkshire +25 6 £40,000 +45.45%
West Midlands +35 3 £45,000 -2.70%
North West +13 3 £50,000 -12.09% 4
North East +4 1 £20,000 -66.67%

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 220 (68.75%) Decision-Making
2 216 (67.50%) Analytics
3 163 (50.94%) Data Science
4 142 (44.38%) Finance
5 138 (43.13%) Degree
6 137 (42.81%) Business Intelligence
7 134 (41.88%) Visualisation
8 124 (38.75%) Tableau
9 118 (36.88%) SQL
10 111 (34.69%) Retail
11 106 (33.13%) Power BI
12 104 (32.50%) Python
13 97 (30.31%) Analytical Skills
14 96 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
15 92 (28.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 89 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
17 88 (27.50%) Data Engineering
18 87 (27.19%) Artificial Intelligence
19 85 (26.56%) Telecoms
20 78 (24.38%) R
21 64 (20.00%) SAS
22 63 (19.69%) Data Modelling
23 59 (18.44%) Statistics
24 58 (18.13%) Mathematics
25 55 (17.19%) Apache Spark
26 53 (16.56%) SAP
26 53 (16.56%) Hadoop
27 52 (16.25%) Big Data
28 51 (15.94%) A/B Testing
29 49 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure

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 64 (20.00%) SAS
2 55 (17.19%) Apache Spark
3 44 (13.75%) Apache
4 6 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.56%) Confluence
6 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
Applications
1 22 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.19%) SPSS
3 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.56%) InVision
5 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) FastStats
2 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.31%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.13%) SaaS
5 7 (2.19%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.25%) Force.com
7 4 (1.25%) GitHub
7 4 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.94%) IaaS
8 3 (0.94%) npm
8 3 (0.94%) PaaS
8 3 (0.94%) Trello
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.31%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Serverless
10 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.88%) HTTP
2 4 (1.25%) DNS
3 3 (0.94%) IPv4
3 3 (0.94%) IPv6
3 3 (0.94%) Network Security
4 2 (0.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (33.13%) Power BI
2 53 (16.56%) Hadoop
3 52 (16.25%) Big Data
4 47 (14.69%) Apache Hive
5 41 (12.81%) SAP HANA
5 41 (12.81%) Text Mining
6 36 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (7.19%) SQL Server
8 18 (5.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 17 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (4.38%) QlikView
12 11 (3.44%) Data Mining
13 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (2.19%) NoSQL
16 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
16 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.19%) Maven
3 6 (1.88%) JUnit
4 5 (1.56%) JIRA
5 3 (0.94%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.94%) webpack
6 2 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 142 (44.38%) Finance
2 111 (34.69%) Retail
3 85 (26.56%) Telecoms
4 32 (10.00%) Marketing
5 11 (3.44%) Banking
6 6 (1.88%) Advertising
7 5 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.25%) Games
8 4 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.94%) French Language
9 3 (0.94%) German Language
9 3 (0.94%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.63%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (24.06%) Data Scientist
2 54 (16.88%) Analyst
3 31 (9.69%) Senior Data Scientist
4 25 (7.81%) Graduate
5 21 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 16 (5.00%) Developer
7 15 (4.69%) Data Analyst
8 14 (4.38%) Product Manager
9 12 (3.75%) Software Manager
10 9 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (2.50%) Data Manager
11 8 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.19%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (1.88%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
13 6 (1.88%) Digital Analyst
13 6 (1.88%) Java Software Engineer
13 6 (1.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 6 (1.88%) Software Development Manager
13 6 (1.88%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.44%) Kafka
2 41 (12.81%) D3.js
2 41 (12.81%) ggplot
3 15 (4.69%) REST
4 12 (3.75%) Node.js
5 11 (3.44%) Web Services
6 10 (3.13%) JSON
6 10 (3.13%) RESTful
7 6 (1.88%) CSS
8 5 (1.56%) HTML
8 5 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.94%) CSS3
9 3 (0.94%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (0.94%) Sass
9 3 (0.94%) XML
10 2 (0.63%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.63%) HTML5
10 2 (0.63%) React
10 2 (0.63%) Redux
10 2 (0.63%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 97 (30.31%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (14.06%) Algorithms
3 41 (12.81%) Social Network
4 20 (6.25%) User Experience
5 18 (5.63%) Fintech
6 12 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.88%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.63%) Life Science
12 1 (0.31%) CMDB
12 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.31%) NHS
12 1 (0.31%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.50%) Linux
2 7 (2.19%) Android
2 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (68.75%) Decision-Making
2 216 (67.50%) Analytics
3 163 (50.94%) Data Science
4 137 (42.81%) Business Intelligence
5 134 (41.88%) Visualisation
6 96 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
7 92 (28.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 89 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (27.50%) Data Engineering
10 87 (27.19%) Artificial Intelligence
11 63 (19.69%) Data Modelling
12 59 (18.44%) Statistics
13 58 (18.13%) Mathematics
14 51 (15.94%) A/B Testing
15 45 (14.06%) Decision Science
15 45 (14.06%) Random Forest
16 44 (13.75%) Matrix Organization
17 41 (12.81%) Econometrics
17 41 (12.81%) Operations Research
17 41 (12.81%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 118 (36.88%) SQL
2 104 (32.50%) Python
3 78 (24.38%) R
4 24 (7.50%) Java
5 19 (5.94%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.75%) C#
7 7 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.25%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.25%) Go
9 4 (1.25%) Ruby
9 4 (1.25%) Scala
10 3 (0.94%) ES6
10 3 (0.94%) Perl
10 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.94%) VBA
10 3 (0.94%) VBScript
11 2 (0.63%) C++
12 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (43.13%) Degree
2 12 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.94%) CISM
4 3 (0.94%) CISSP
4 3 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (0.94%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.63%) PhD
5 2 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.69%) Actionable Recommendations
2 9 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.88%) QA
4 4 (1.25%) GDPR
5 3 (0.94%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (12.81%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.56%) Ansible
4 4 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.25%) Terraform
5 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.63%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (38.75%) Tableau
2 53 (16.56%) SAP
3 25 (7.81%) Progress
4 21 (6.56%) Google
5 15 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.13%) Adobe
6 10 (3.13%) WorldPay
7 8 (2.50%) Alteryx
7 8 (2.50%) Oracle
8 6 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.94%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.94%) F5
9 3 (0.94%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.94%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.94%) McAfee
9 3 (0.94%) Symantec
10 2 (0.63%) MapR
10 2 (0.63%) Siebel
10 2 (0.63%) Teradata