Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 174 170
Rank change year-on-year +44 -4 -20
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 4,131 3,768 3,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.10% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.28% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,727 2,579 2,894
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.80% +4.35%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
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% -

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making within the UK over the 6 months to 11 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 +43 3,807 £52,766 -4.06% 593
UK excluding London +46 2,280 £47,500 -5.00% 402
London +38 1,731 £60,000 -7.69% 233
South East +27 613 £50,000 -4.76% 104
North of England +23 583 £45,000 - 119
North West +10 348 £45,000 -5.26% 65
Midlands +63 333 £45,000 -10.00% 52
East of England +97 330 £57,480 +14.96% 49
West Midlands +40 210 £45,000 -10.00% 23
South West -1 194 £55,000 +22.22% 36
Yorkshire +17 185 £45,000 - 35
Scotland +22 172 £45,000 -5.26% 26
East Midlands +59 121 £42,500 - 29
Wales +5 72 £39,375 +5.00% 14
North East +6 50 £38,750 -3.13% 19
Northern Ireland -1 7 £42,500 +3.03% 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing 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 Decision-Making.

1 1,357 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,329 (32.17%) Finance
3 984 (23.82%) Degree
4 961 (23.26%) Problem-Solving
5 956 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
6 887 (21.47%) SQL
7 793 (19.20%) Microsoft
8 759 (18.37%) Analytics
9 637 (15.42%) Project Management
10 565 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
11 543 (13.14%) SQL Server
12 477 (11.55%) Python
13 472 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 464 (11.23%) Java
15 436 (10.55%) C#
16 430 (10.41%) Scrum
17 416 (10.07%) JavaScript
18 404 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
19 377 (9.13%) Computer Science
19 377 (9.13%) .NET
20 375 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
21 366 (8.86%) Retail
22 364 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
23 363 (8.79%) Marketing
24 354 (8.57%) Software Engineering
25 344 (8.33%) Tableau
26 343 (8.30%) Management Information System
27 342 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
28 338 (8.18%) Visualisation
29 326 (7.89%) Windows

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
1 157 (3.80%) Apache Spark
2 126 (3.05%) SAS
3 113 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 92 (2.23%) Apache
5 62 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (1.09%) MS Exchange
7 44 (1.07%) Confluence
8 30 (0.73%) IIS
9 29 (0.70%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 26 (0.63%) CMS
12 16 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.39%) WordPress
13 14 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 12 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (0.24%) Alfresco
17 9 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 300 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 236 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 140 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 103 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.82%) SPSS
7 32 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (0.36%) InVision
10 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.15%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.12%) Stata
13 4 (0.097%) Flinto
13 4 (0.097%) GNU Octave
14 3 (0.073%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.073%) UserZoom
15 2 (0.048%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.048%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 92 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.14%) thinkFolio
3 36 (0.87%) Temenos T24
4 26 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 18 (0.44%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 8 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.17%) FastStats
11 6 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 6 (0.15%) Relativity
11 6 (0.15%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.15%) SAP HR
11 6 (0.15%) StreamServe
11 6 (0.15%) Summit
12 5 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 375 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 364 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 124 (3.00%) SaaS
4 99 (2.40%) Office 365
5 68 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (1.53%) PaaS
7 59 (1.43%) Google Analytics
8 54 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 43 (1.04%) GitHub
10 38 (0.92%) IaaS
11 27 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 27 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 24 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
14 19 (0.46%) Serverless
15 16 (0.39%) iPaaS
16 14 (0.34%) npm
16 14 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 14 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 13 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 155 (3.75%) Firewall
2 90 (2.18%) VPN
3 89 (2.15%) Internet
4 54 (1.31%) LAN
4 54 (1.31%) WAN
5 51 (1.23%) DNS
6 43 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 40 (0.97%) Network Security
8 29 (0.70%) DHCP
8 29 (0.70%) SAN
9 24 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (0.56%) HTTP
11 22 (0.53%) Wireless
12 21 (0.51%) VoIP
13 20 (0.48%) Intranet
13 20 (0.48%) Skype
14 19 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (0.39%) SSL
15 16 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 300 (7.26%) Big Data
3 296 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
4 262 (6.34%) Power BI
5 187 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 180 (4.36%) Hadoop
7 152 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 146 (3.53%) NoSQL
9 104 (2.52%) MySQL
10 103 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 92 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 85 (2.06%) Apache Hive
13 63 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (1.48%) QlikView
15 60 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
16 54 (1.31%) SAP HANA
17 53 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
18 49 (1.19%) Data Lake
19 46 (1.11%) Text Mining
20 41 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 191 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 165 (3.99%) JIRA
3 157 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 149 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 142 (3.44%) Visual Studio
6 76 (1.84%) Hudson
7 73 (1.77%) Selenium
8 69 (1.67%) Subversion
9 64 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 62 (1.50%) TeamCity
11 49 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 48 (1.16%) Vagrant
13 43 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
14 37 (0.90%) Cucumber
15 35 (0.85%) Mercurial
16 29 (0.70%) Maven
17 25 (0.61%) ERwin
18 24 (0.58%) WebDriver
19 18 (0.44%) SpecFlow
20 17 (0.41%) Grunt
General
1 1,329 (32.17%) Finance
2 366 (8.86%) Retail
3 363 (8.79%) Marketing
4 299 (7.24%) Banking
5 250 (6.05%) Telecoms
6 135 (3.27%) Games
7 90 (2.18%) Legal
8 72 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.67%) Advertising
10 68 (1.65%) Publishing
11 61 (1.48%) Law
12 60 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 53 (1.28%) Back Office
14 47 (1.14%) Front Office
15 39 (0.94%) French Language
16 33 (0.80%) German Language
17 32 (0.77%) Electronics
17 32 (0.77%) Financial Institution
18 28 (0.68%) Automotive
18 28 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 803 (19.44%) Analyst
2 679 (16.44%) Developer
3 309 (7.48%) Architect
4 304 (7.36%) Business Analyst
5 190 (4.60%) Project Manager
6 173 (4.19%) Consultant
7 171 (4.14%) Senior Developer
8 148 (3.58%) Software Developer
9 144 (3.49%) IT Manager
10 119 (2.88%) C# Developer
11 118 (2.86%) .NET Developer
12 104 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
13 98 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
14 95 (2.30%) Data Scientist
15 94 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 94 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 94 (2.28%) Data Analyst
15 94 (2.28%) Software Engineer
16 84 (2.03%) Service Manager
17 82 (1.98%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (9.13%) .NET
2 246 (5.95%) HTML
3 225 (5.45%) CSS
4 217 (5.25%) AngularJS
5 143 (3.46%) Web Services
6 136 (3.29%) React
7 129 (3.12%) ASP.NET
8 121 (2.93%) REST
9 105 (2.54%) jQuery
10 102 (2.47%) HTML5
11 101 (2.44%) XML
12 98 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 97 (2.35%) Kafka
13 97 (2.35%) Node.js
14 72 (1.74%) RESTful
15 70 (1.69%) JSON
16 68 (1.65%) .NET Framework
17 60 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 52 (1.26%) Middleware
19 51 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 956 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
2 343 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 219 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 185 (4.48%) Algorithms
5 164 (3.97%) User Experience
6 127 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 123 (2.98%) Data Structures
8 111 (2.69%) Fintech
9 108 (2.61%) Data Centre
10 94 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
11 93 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 72 (1.74%) Virtual Team
13 69 (1.67%) Robotics
14 65 (1.57%) Derivative
15 64 (1.55%) Fixed Income
16 62 (1.50%) Equities
17 55 (1.33%) Mobile App
18 48 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 48 (1.16%) NHS
18 48 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 326 (7.89%) Windows
2 195 (4.72%) Linux
3 132 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 106 (2.57%) Unix
5 49 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (0.99%) Android
7 37 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 37 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 24 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 24 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.56%) CentOS
11 12 (0.29%) AIX
11 12 (0.29%) Debian
11 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,357 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 961 (23.26%) Problem-Solving
3 759 (18.37%) Analytics
4 637 (15.42%) Project Management
5 565 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
6 472 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 430 (10.41%) Scrum
8 404 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 377 (9.13%) Computer Science
10 354 (8.57%) Software Engineering
11 342 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
12 338 (8.18%) Visualisation
13 312 (7.55%) Change Management
14 302 (7.31%) CRM
15 292 (7.07%) Data Science
15 292 (7.07%) DevOps
16 289 (7.00%) TDD
17 282 (6.83%) ITIL
18 270 (6.54%) Risk Management
19 265 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 887 (21.47%) SQL
2 477 (11.55%) Python
3 464 (11.23%) Java
4 436 (10.55%) C#
5 416 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 175 (4.24%) R
7 169 (4.09%) T-SQL
8 137 (3.32%) C
9 125 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 93 (2.25%) Scala
11 81 (1.96%) C++
11 81 (1.96%) Ruby
12 69 (1.67%) PHP
13 60 (1.45%) Go
14 40 (0.97%) VB
15 37 (0.90%) Java 8
16 35 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 33 (0.80%) VBA
18 32 (0.77%) BeanShell
19 28 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 984 (23.82%) Degree
2 168 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.28%) PMI Certification
5 90 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 86 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 63 (1.53%) PhD
7 63 (1.53%) PMP
8 58 (1.40%) MCSE
9 51 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (1.14%) CISSP
11 43 (1.04%) CCNP
12 41 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 38 (0.92%) CISM
14 35 (0.85%) CCNA
14 35 (0.85%) MPhil
14 35 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 30 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 30 (0.73%) Master's Degree
16 29 (0.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (5.23%) QA
2 179 (4.33%) PMO
3 142 (3.44%) Data Quality
4 117 (2.83%) SLA
5 89 (2.15%) GDPR
6 72 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.70%) COBIT
8 24 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.39%) MiFID
10 10 (0.24%) BS7799
10 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.12%) SEPA
14 4 (0.097%) Basel III
14 4 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.097%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.097%) P3O
14 4 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 158 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 153 (3.70%) Docker
3 101 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.65%) vSphere
6 22 (0.53%) XenApp
7 19 (0.46%) Firmware
8 16 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.31%) Varnish
10 10 (0.24%) HDFS
11 9 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.073%) NFS
15 3 (0.073%) PowerHA
15 3 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 126 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 100 (2.42%) Ansible
3 79 (1.91%) Puppet
4 76 (1.84%) Terraform
5 67 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
7 52 (1.26%) Nagios
8 50 (1.21%) Packer
9 46 (1.11%) Salt
10 45 (1.09%) Consul
10 45 (1.09%) Grafana
10 45 (1.09%) Graphite
10 45 (1.09%) Opsview
10 45 (1.09%) ZABBIX
11 41 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
12 30 (0.73%) SCCM
13 11 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
15 8 (0.19%) Mesos
16 7 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 793 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 344 (8.33%) Tableau
3 171 (4.14%) Oracle
3 171 (4.14%) SAP
4 152 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
5 150 (3.63%) VMware
6 119 (2.88%) Google
7 109 (2.64%) Cisco
8 75 (1.82%) Adobe
9 73 (1.77%) Citrix
10 63 (1.53%) HP
11 62 (1.50%) ServiceNow
12 58 (1.40%) IBM
13 47 (1.14%) Charles River
14 45 (1.09%) Red Hat
15 43 (1.04%) F5
16 41 (0.99%) Splunk
17 37 (0.90%) Dell
18 36 (0.87%) NetApp
19 34 (0.82%) EMC