Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 134 155
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 +16
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 2,143 3,914 4,022
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.66% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 2.88% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,635 2,687 2,848
Median annual salary £65,000 £56,100 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.86% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,850 £31,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,250 £50,720 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.96% +1.44% -

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 72,707 135,811 164,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.19% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 57,948 106,915 131,880
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,734 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making.

Salary trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 19 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 5 July 2020. 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 +18 2,015 £67,500 +20.54% 172
London +22 1,081 £80,000 +23.08% 52
UK excluding London -5 1,021 £54,250 +6.96% 140
South East +32 346 £57,500 +4.55% 30
North of England -18 222 £55,000 +10.00% 32
Midlands +49 218 £47,500 +3.32% 26
West Midlands +48 184 £50,000 - 19
North West -48 109 £57,500 +9.52% 16
Work from Home +6 89 £66,250 +15.22% 18
Yorkshire +43 87 £48,750 +8.33% 6
South West -5 85 £50,000 +6.14% 22
Scotland +9 74 £50,000 - 9
East of England -17 57 £45,000 -18.18% 12
East Midlands +10 29 £41,750 +11.33% 7
North East +17 28 £45,000 -14.29% 10
Wales +8 22 £39,750 -29.33% 9
Isle of Man +3 2 £33,000 -34.00%
Northern Ireland +22 1 - - 1
Channel Islands -4 1 £47,500 -20.83% 1

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 871 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (33.27%) Finance
3 516 (24.08%) SQL
4 486 (22.68%) Azure
5 447 (20.86%) AWS
6 437 (20.39%) Problem-Solving
7 406 (18.95%) Python
8 403 (18.81%) Analytics
9 395 (18.43%) Microsoft
10 382 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
11 381 (17.78%) Degree
12 373 (17.41%) Java
13 362 (16.89%) JavaScript
14 329 (15.35%) Software Engineering
15 308 (14.37%) DevOps
16 275 (12.83%) Mentoring
17 248 (11.57%) Web Services
18 230 (10.73%) SQL Server
19 227 (10.59%) C#
20 224 (10.45%) Banking
20 224 (10.45%) Asset Management
21 223 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
22 219 (10.22%) Project Management
23 214 (9.99%) Scrum
24 213 (9.94%) AngularJS
25 208 (9.71%) .NET
26 206 (9.61%) Windows
27 205 (9.57%) Derivative
28 202 (9.43%) GCP
29 200 (9.33%) Marketing

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 41 (1.91%) IIS
2 40 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.63%) Confluence
5 32 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 29 (1.35%) Apache
6 29 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.26%) SAS
8 26 (1.21%) CMS
9 22 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 19 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.37%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.33%) WordPress
15 6 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.28%) Drupal
15 6 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.23%) nginx
17 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
Applications
1 119 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.56%) SPSS
6 8 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.19%) Notepad++
7 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.047%) Figma
9 1 (0.047%) InVision
9 1 (0.047%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 55 (2.57%) FINCAD Analytics
2 27 (1.26%) Magento
3 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.23%) FastStats
5 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
6 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.093%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.047%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.047%) HFM
8 1 (0.047%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.047%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.047%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 486 (22.68%) Azure
2 447 (20.86%) AWS
3 202 (9.43%) GCP
4 134 (6.25%) Power Platform
5 123 (5.74%) SaaS
6 109 (5.09%) Office 365
7 69 (3.22%) PaaS
8 52 (2.43%) OpenShift
9 49 (2.29%) IaaS
10 47 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 22 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
12 22 (1.03%) Serverless
13 20 (0.93%) GitHub
14 19 (0.89%) npm
15 15 (0.70%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.51%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.42%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.92%) Firewall
2 53 (2.47%) Internet
3 48 (2.24%) SAN
4 40 (1.87%) DNS
5 38 (1.77%) VPN
6 35 (1.63%) iSCSI
7 34 (1.59%) DHCP
8 31 (1.45%) WAN
9 24 (1.12%) Wireless
10 23 (1.07%) Network Security
11 22 (1.03%) LAN
12 21 (0.98%) NAS
13 17 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (0.79%) TCP/IP
14 16 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.65%) BGP
16 13 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
17 12 (0.56%) VoIP
18 11 (0.51%) Broadband
19 10 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 145 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
3 129 (6.02%) Power BI
4 121 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 92 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 88 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 83 (3.87%) Relational Database
8 65 (3.03%) Amazon Athena
9 63 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 63 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 61 (2.85%) RDBMS
11 59 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 54 (2.52%) Big Data
13 39 (1.82%) Hadoop
13 39 (1.82%) Redis
14 36 (1.68%) Data Lake
15 32 (1.49%) MySQL
16 24 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (1.03%) Data Mining
18 20 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 77 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 64 (2.99%) JIRA
3 61 (2.85%) Selenium
4 52 (2.43%) RStudio
5 44 (2.05%) Artifactory
6 43 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 35 (1.63%) NUnit
8 32 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 30 (1.40%) HP UFT
9 30 (1.40%) LoadRunner
10 28 (1.31%) MSTest
11 24 (1.12%) gulp
12 22 (1.03%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (0.75%) Subversion
14 16 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.70%) Mercurial
16 13 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (0.56%) Bitbucket
18 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 713 (33.27%) Finance
2 224 (10.45%) Banking
3 200 (9.33%) Front Office
3 200 (9.33%) Marketing
4 108 (5.04%) Retail
5 83 (3.87%) Investment Banking
6 68 (3.17%) Games
7 64 (2.99%) Legal
8 61 (2.85%) Public Sector
9 57 (2.66%) Telecoms
10 42 (1.96%) Law
11 30 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.17%) Local Government
13 24 (1.12%) Police
14 21 (0.98%) Back Office
15 17 (0.79%) Advertising
16 13 (0.61%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.61%) German Language
17 12 (0.56%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 384 (17.92%) Developer
2 272 (12.69%) Analyst
3 179 (8.35%) Architect
4 105 (4.90%) Software Engineer
5 93 (4.34%) Consultant
6 88 (4.11%) Senior Developer
7 86 (4.01%) AWS Engineer
8 78 (3.64%) Project Manager
9 75 (3.50%) AWS Developer
10 71 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 69 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 68 (3.17%) Java Developer
13 59 (2.75%) Python Developer
14 57 (2.66%) Java Engineer
15 56 (2.61%) Data Analyst
16 54 (2.52%) Development Manager
17 53 (2.47%) Product Manager
18 50 (2.33%) Data Engineer
19 49 (2.29%) Engineering Manager
20 46 (2.15%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (11.57%) Web Services
2 213 (9.94%) AngularJS
3 208 (9.71%) .NET
4 185 (8.63%) React
5 126 (5.88%) Node.js
6 115 (5.37%) HTML
7 101 (4.71%) CSS
8 97 (4.53%) J2EE
9 95 (4.43%) Vue.js
10 56 (2.61%) .NET Core
10 56 (2.61%) RESTful
11 55 (2.57%) REST
12 52 (2.43%) SOAP
13 40 (1.87%) ASP.NET
13 40 (1.87%) jQuery
14 35 (1.63%) Spring
15 32 (1.49%) Spring Boot
16 30 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (1.40%) Sass
17 26 (1.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 382 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (9.57%) Derivative
3 200 (9.33%) Fixed Income
4 185 (8.63%) Hedge funds
5 151 (7.05%) Management Information System
6 135 (6.30%) Equities
7 116 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
8 106 (4.95%) User Experience
9 98 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
10 95 (4.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 83 (3.87%) Public Cloud
12 75 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
13 69 (3.22%) Data Centre
14 57 (2.66%) Virtual Team
15 56 (2.61%) Blog
15 56 (2.61%) Data Structures
16 54 (2.52%) Algorithms
17 53 (2.47%) Mobile App
18 47 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
19 30 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 206 (9.61%) Windows
2 132 (6.16%) Linux
3 83 (3.87%) Windows Server
4 38 (1.77%) Unix
5 31 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.40%) Android
7 23 (1.07%) CentOS
7 23 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.28%) SUSE
9 6 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.23%) Debian
10 5 (0.23%) Fedora
10 5 (0.23%) HPUX
10 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (20.39%) Problem-Solving
3 403 (18.81%) Analytics
4 329 (15.35%) Software Engineering
5 308 (14.37%) DevOps
6 275 (12.83%) Mentoring
7 224 (10.45%) Asset Management
8 223 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
9 219 (10.22%) Project Management
10 214 (9.99%) Scrum
11 195 (9.10%) Migration
12 191 (8.91%) Computer Science
13 190 (8.87%) Investment Management
14 181 (8.45%) Data Analytics
15 172 (8.03%) Portfolio Management
16 171 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 162 (7.56%) SDLC
18 149 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 130 (6.07%) Coaching
19 130 (6.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 516 (24.08%) SQL
2 406 (18.95%) Python
3 373 (17.41%) Java
4 362 (16.89%) JavaScript
5 227 (10.59%) C#
6 159 (7.42%) C++
7 116 (5.41%) R
8 87 (4.06%) PowerShell
9 83 (3.87%) T-SQL
10 66 (3.08%) C
10 66 (3.08%) Kotlin
11 59 (2.75%) TypeScript
12 54 (2.52%) PHP
13 39 (1.82%) Scala
14 27 (1.26%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.07%) Ruby
17 15 (0.70%) Go
18 14 (0.65%) VBA
19 13 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 381 (17.78%) Degree
2 111 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 66 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (1.82%) CISSP
8 32 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 32 (1.49%) MCSE
9 31 (1.45%) CISM
10 26 (1.21%) CCNA
11 25 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (1.03%) CISA
12 22 (1.03%) PMI Certification
13 21 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
14 19 (0.89%) PhD
15 18 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.79%) MCSA
17 16 (0.75%) MBA
18 15 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.29%) QA
2 72 (3.36%) PMO
3 67 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (2.57%) SLA
5 40 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 30 (1.40%) Actionable Recommendations
7 29 (1.35%) GDPR
8 19 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 18 (0.84%) BS25999
10 16 (0.75%) PCI DSS
11 13 (0.61%) NIST
12 11 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.23%) Basel II
14 5 (0.23%) Basel III
14 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.23%) P3O
15 4 (0.19%) COBIT
15 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 122 (5.69%) Docker
2 87 (4.06%) Hyper-V
3 81 (3.78%) Active Directory
4 72 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.98%) XenApp
6 20 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 19 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.84%) NFS
9 13 (0.61%) vSphere
10 9 (0.42%) Firmware
11 7 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.19%) HDFS
13 3 (0.14%) iptables
14 1 (0.047%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 103 (4.81%) Kubernetes
2 49 (2.29%) Terraform
3 39 (1.82%) SCCM
4 34 (1.59%) Ansible
5 25 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.93%) Puppet
7 18 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.65%) SCOM
9 10 (0.47%) Rundeck
10 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.33%) WSUS
12 5 (0.23%) Nagios
12 5 (0.23%) Packer
13 4 (0.19%) Control-M
13 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.19%) Kibana
14 3 (0.14%) Munin
14 3 (0.14%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 395 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 161 (7.51%) Google
3 100 (4.67%) Oracle
4 99 (4.62%) VMware
5 72 (3.36%) Tableau
6 71 (3.31%) Cisco
7 56 (2.61%) Bloomberg
8 54 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (2.43%) SAP
10 49 (2.29%) IBM
11 34 (1.59%) HP
12 31 (1.45%) Dell
13 29 (1.35%) Citrix
14 28 (1.31%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.07%) Capita
16 18 (0.84%) 3PAR
16 18 (0.84%) Sophos
16 18 (0.84%) Veeam
17 17 (0.79%) Informatica
18 16 (0.75%) Cognos