Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 109 131
Rank change year-on-year -27 +22 +44
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 1,507 3,643 3,936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.88% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.13% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,322 2,860 2,679
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,833
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +13.57% -3.94%
10th Percentile £34,550 £33,488 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £112,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,364 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.51% +10.24% -5.00%

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 57,644 116,455 139,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46,596 93,252 111,456
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 18 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 15 January 2021. 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 -26 1,355 £55,000 -8.33% 301
UK excluding London -7 849 £50,000 -4.51% 201
London -51 560 £67,500 -6.90% 118
South East +13 265 £55,000 -8.33% 40
North of England -25 221 £47,500 -13.64% 48
Work from Home -24 202 £52,500 -4.55% 53
Midlands +19 132 £45,000 -10.00% 37
Yorkshire +4 115 £51,250 -6.82% 21
West Midlands +7 101 £50,250 +5.79% 18
South West 0 93 £50,000 +5.26% 28
North West -32 80 £45,250 -17.73% 24
East of England +6 60 £55,000 +32.53% 27
Scotland -18 43 £53,750 +34.38% 8
East Midlands +46 31 £32,500 -45.83% 19
Wales +44 29 £41,000 +9.04% 8
North East +6 26 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Northern Ireland +26 11 £33,750 -10.00% 5
Isle of Man - 3 £17,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 434 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (26.21%) SQL
3 330 (21.90%) Finance
4 329 (21.83%) Degree
5 318 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
6 315 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
7 287 (19.04%) Analytics
8 244 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
9 231 (15.33%) Python
10 225 (14.93%) Microsoft
11 220 (14.60%) Azure
12 182 (12.08%) Power Platform
13 181 (12.01%) Power BI
14 166 (11.02%) Java
15 156 (10.35%) Software Engineering
15 156 (10.35%) AWS
16 153 (10.15%) Marketing
16 153 (10.15%) JavaScript
17 151 (10.02%) Visualisation
18 149 (9.89%) SQL Server
18 149 (9.89%) Mentoring
19 142 (9.42%) DevOps
19 142 (9.42%) Scrum
20 134 (8.89%) Project Management
21 128 (8.49%) ETL
22 125 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
23 119 (7.90%) Test Automation
24 118 (7.83%) Data Modelling
25 116 (7.70%) ITIL
26 115 (7.63%) Data Analysis

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 42 (2.79%) Confluence
2 36 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.33%) SAS
5 19 (1.26%) Apache
6 16 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.73%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.66%) IIS
11 9 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.60%) CMS
12 6 (0.40%) Liferay
13 5 (0.33%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.27%) nginx
15 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.20%) JBoss
16 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.86%) Figma
4 13 (0.86%) Sketch
5 12 (0.80%) InVision
6 11 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.33%) Simulink
8 5 (0.33%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.27%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.066%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.066%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI-AA
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI-AR
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 220 (14.60%) Azure
2 182 (12.08%) Power Platform
3 156 (10.35%) AWS
4 66 (4.38%) GCP
5 62 (4.11%) SaaS
6 56 (3.72%) Office 365
7 39 (2.59%) PaaS
8 35 (2.32%) IaaS
9 25 (1.66%) Google Analytics
10 22 (1.46%) GitHub
11 19 (1.26%) Serverless
12 17 (1.13%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.93%) Google Sheets
13 14 (0.93%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.73%) Boomi
16 11 (0.73%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.19%) Firewall
2 21 (1.39%) DNS
3 19 (1.26%) Internet
4 18 (1.19%) WAN
5 17 (1.13%) LAN
6 15 (1.00%) Skype
6 15 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.86%) Network Security
8 12 (0.80%) AMQP
9 9 (0.60%) Broadband
9 9 (0.60%) HTTP
9 9 (0.60%) Unified Communications
9 9 (0.60%) Wireless
10 8 (0.53%) SAN
11 7 (0.46%) VPN
12 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.27%) BGP
13 4 (0.27%) DHCP
13 4 (0.27%) VLAN
13 4 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (12.01%) Power BI
2 149 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 112 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
4 100 (6.64%) NoSQL
5 87 (5.77%) Big Data
6 76 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 76 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (5.04%) Tableau
7 69 (4.58%) Relational Database
8 52 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (3.38%) MySQL
10 37 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 34 (2.26%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.73%) Looker
13 25 (1.66%) Data Mining
14 24 (1.59%) MongoDB
15 21 (1.39%) Data Lake
16 19 (1.26%) OLAP
17 18 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
17 18 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 108 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 87 (5.77%) JIRA
3 60 (3.98%) Subversion
4 55 (3.65%) Mercurial
5 45 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 25 (1.66%) Selenium
7 12 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.66%) Cypress.io
9 9 (0.60%) Appium
9 9 (0.60%) NUnit
9 9 (0.60%) Travis CI
10 8 (0.53%) CircleCI
10 8 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.53%) webpack
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.46%) Postman
12 6 (0.40%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.40%) GitLab
12 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.33%) Calabash
General
1 330 (21.90%) Finance
2 153 (10.15%) Marketing
3 59 (3.92%) Public Sector
4 49 (3.25%) Retail
5 42 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.39%) Games
7 33 (2.19%) Legal
8 28 (1.86%) Banking
9 22 (1.46%) Advertising
10 19 (1.26%) Digital Economy
11 18 (1.19%) Law
12 16 (1.06%) Aerospace
13 15 (1.00%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.80%) Back Office
15 11 (0.73%) German Language
15 11 (0.73%) Local Government
16 9 (0.60%) Electronics
16 9 (0.60%) Front Office
17 8 (0.53%) Military
17 8 (0.53%) Police
Job Titles
1 224 (14.86%) Developer
2 201 (13.34%) Analyst
3 109 (7.23%) Architect
4 83 (5.51%) Consultant
5 79 (5.24%) Software Engineer
6 75 (4.98%) Data Analyst
7 63 (4.18%) Data Engineer
8 58 (3.85%) Java Engineer
9 54 (3.58%) Java Software Engineer
10 48 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 46 (3.05%) Senior Developer
12 37 (2.46%) Python Engineer
13 35 (2.32%) Business Analyst
13 35 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 34 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
15 33 (2.19%) Scrum Master
16 32 (2.12%) Data Scientist
16 32 (2.12%) Development Manager
17 31 (2.06%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.71%) HTML
2 84 (5.57%) CSS
3 80 (5.31%) .NET
4 53 (3.52%) Node.js
5 48 (3.19%) AngularJS
6 46 (3.05%) React
7 41 (2.72%) Kafka
7 41 (2.72%) RESTful
8 39 (2.59%) REST
9 38 (2.52%) Vue.js
9 38 (2.52%) Web Services
10 34 (2.26%) Spring
11 29 (1.92%) Django
11 29 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
12 25 (1.66%) ASP.NET
13 24 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 24 (1.59%) Spring Boot
14 22 (1.46%) Laravel
15 20 (1.33%) GraphQL
16 19 (1.26%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 318 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.50%) User Experience
3 94 (6.24%) Data Structures
4 91 (6.04%) Algorithms
5 77 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (5.04%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 39 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 39 (2.59%) Social Media
9 34 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 31 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.99%) Data Centre
12 24 (1.59%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.53%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.46%) Blog
15 20 (1.33%) NHS
16 16 (1.06%) Life Science
17 15 (1.00%) EPoS
18 13 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 87 (5.77%) Windows
2 51 (3.38%) Linux
3 24 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 24 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.00%) CentOS
5 12 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.80%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.40%) Android
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.33%) Unix
8 5 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.066%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
3 287 (19.04%) Analytics
4 244 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
5 156 (10.35%) Software Engineering
6 151 (10.02%) Visualisation
7 149 (9.89%) Mentoring
8 142 (9.42%) DevOps
8 142 (9.42%) Scrum
9 134 (8.89%) Project Management
10 128 (8.49%) ETL
11 125 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 119 (7.90%) Test Automation
13 118 (7.83%) Data Modelling
14 116 (7.70%) ITIL
15 115 (7.63%) Data Analysis
15 115 (7.63%) Data Science
16 110 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
17 105 (6.97%) Service Delivery
18 102 (6.77%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 395 (26.21%) SQL
2 231 (15.33%) Python
3 166 (11.02%) Java
4 153 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.18%) C#
6 72 (4.78%) T-SQL
7 61 (4.05%) R
8 31 (2.06%) PHP
8 31 (2.06%) TypeScript
9 29 (1.92%) C
10 23 (1.53%) VBA
11 19 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 18 (1.19%) C++
13 16 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.86%) MATLAB
15 10 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.66%) VB
16 9 (0.60%) Scala
17 7 (0.46%) ES6
18 6 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 329 (21.83%) Degree
2 88 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 73 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.86%) CISSP
6 24 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 18 (1.19%) PhD
8 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.80%) CISM
12 11 (0.73%) CCNP
12 11 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
12 11 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.53%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.53%) MCSA
14 7 (0.46%) CCNA
14 7 (0.46%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.72%) QA
2 54 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 47 (3.12%) GDPR
4 46 (3.05%) SLA
5 31 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.53%) NIST
6 8 (0.53%) PMO
6 8 (0.53%) RMADS
7 7 (0.46%) NCSC
8 6 (0.40%) COBIT
9 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.27%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.27%) P3O
11 3 (0.20%) BS25999
11 3 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 72 (4.78%) Docker
2 41 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.27%) Firmware
6 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.20%) HDFS
7 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.13%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.066%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.066%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.86%) Terraform
3 27 (1.79%) Ansible
4 20 (1.33%) Puppet
5 12 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.40%) SCCM
7 4 (0.27%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (0.20%) Grafana
8 3 (0.20%) Nagios
8 3 (0.20%) Oozie
8 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.13%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 225 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 108 (7.17%) Oracle
3 80 (5.31%) Google
4 55 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (3.19%) VMware
6 45 (2.99%) SAP
7 41 (2.72%) IBM
8 28 (1.86%) Cisco
8 28 (1.86%) Databricks
9 19 (1.26%) Cognos
9 19 (1.26%) Talend
10 16 (1.06%) Citrix
11 14 (0.93%) Dell
11 14 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.80%) Informatica
12 12 (0.80%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.73%) Cloudera
13 11 (0.73%) MuleSoft
13 11 (0.73%) TIBCO
14 10 (0.66%) Alteryx