Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 118 136
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 +14
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 3,683 1,839 3,834
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 2.66% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.87% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,157 1,370 2,570
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,428 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £57,124
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +13.79% +3.86%
75th Percentile £73,750 £87,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £110,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year -1.90% +3.96% +1.00%

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 105,854 64,027 133,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.78% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,195 51,873 106,459
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +16 3,280 £55,000 -18.52% 540
UK excluding London +48 1,930 £51,500 -1.90% 359
London -10 1,459 £65,000 -18.75% 207
Work from Home +64 777 £55,000 -18.52% 92
South East +27 550 £60,000 +4.35% 75
North of England +57 484 £50,750 +1.50% 108
Midlands +6 354 £47,500 - 57
West Midlands -24 221 £47,500 -5.00% 43
North West +40 220 £54,000 -6.09% 56
South West +23 213 £50,000 - 39
Yorkshire +24 208 £45,000 -5.26% 35
East of England +56 156 £45,270 +0.60% 47
East Midlands +52 132 £47,500 +46.15% 14
Scotland -26 111 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Wales +21 70 £55,242 +38.97% 11
North East +10 59 £41,348 -8.12% 17
Northern Ireland -30 10 £63,500 - 3
Isle of Man -12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,294 (35.13%) Social Skills
2 1,151 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 919 (24.95%) Problem-Solving
4 846 (22.97%) Finance
5 734 (19.93%) SQL
6 727 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
7 714 (19.39%) Degree
8 647 (17.57%) Analytics
9 570 (15.48%) Microsoft
10 569 (15.45%) AWS
11 528 (14.34%) Azure
12 507 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
13 504 (13.68%) Python
14 485 (13.17%) Software Engineering
15 451 (12.25%) JavaScript
15 451 (12.25%) DevOps
16 411 (11.16%) Project Management
17 389 (10.56%) Marketing
18 376 (10.21%) Mentoring
19 373 (10.13%) Git (software)
20 351 (9.53%) Coaching
21 342 (9.29%) Java
22 338 (9.18%) Computer Science
23 337 (9.15%) Power Platform
24 335 (9.10%) Scrum
25 316 (8.58%) Visualisation
26 313 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
27 311 (8.44%) Power BI
28 309 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
29 302 (8.20%) React

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 93 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 71 (1.93%) Apache
3 59 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 48 (1.30%) CMS
5 46 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 44 (1.19%) Confluence
7 42 (1.14%) SAS
8 27 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 24 (0.65%) WordPress
10 22 (0.60%) IIS
11 21 (0.57%) GemFire
12 18 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.46%) Skype for Business
14 16 (0.43%) Drupal
15 14 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (0.33%) nginx
18 10 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
19 9 (0.24%) JBoss
20 6 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 313 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 214 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 35 (0.95%) Sketch
6 33 (0.90%) InVision
7 32 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
8 30 (0.81%) MS Visio
9 28 (0.76%) Figma
10 23 (0.62%) Simulink
10 23 (0.62%) Stateflow
11 12 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
12 11 (0.30%) SPSS
13 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
14 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.16%) Marvel
14 6 (0.16%) UserZoom
15 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 29 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 18 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
4 18 (0.49%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.49%) R3 Corda
5 16 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 14 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.30%) Shopify
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.19%) Magento
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 569 (15.45%) AWS
2 528 (14.34%) Azure
3 337 (9.15%) Power Platform
4 250 (6.79%) SaaS
5 121 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
6 120 (3.26%) GCP
7 114 (3.10%) GitHub
8 91 (2.47%) Serverless
9 53 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
10 52 (1.41%) PaaS
11 44 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (1.14%) PowerApps
13 39 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
13 39 (1.06%) IaaS
14 37 (1.00%) Amazon S3
15 34 (0.92%) Google Analytics
15 34 (0.92%) Twilio
16 33 (0.90%) Power Automate
17 31 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
18 30 (0.81%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.41%) Firewall
2 38 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 35 (0.95%) WAN
4 31 (0.84%) Broadband
5 25 (0.68%) Internet
6 24 (0.65%) Network Security
7 23 (0.62%) LAN
8 21 (0.57%) Intranet
9 18 (0.49%) VoIP
10 17 (0.46%) Skype
10 17 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
11 16 (0.43%) SSL
12 15 (0.41%) TCP/IP
12 15 (0.41%) VPN
13 14 (0.38%) DNS
13 14 (0.38%) SMS
14 12 (0.33%) HTTP
14 12 (0.33%) Wireless
15 10 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (8.44%) Power BI
2 232 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
3 217 (5.89%) SQL Server
4 198 (5.38%) Tableau
5 181 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
6 153 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 149 (4.05%) Big Data
8 139 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 109 (2.96%) MySQL
10 93 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 93 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 80 (2.17%) MongoDB
12 73 (1.98%) Redis
13 60 (1.63%) Data Mining
14 49 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (1.30%) Data Lake
16 47 (1.28%) BigQuery
17 42 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 42 (1.14%) Looker
18 40 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 373 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 137 (3.72%) Jenkins
3 135 (3.67%) JIRA
4 94 (2.55%) GitLab
5 91 (2.47%) CircleCI
6 81 (2.20%) Cypress.io
7 61 (1.66%) Subversion
8 60 (1.63%) Cucumber
9 47 (1.28%) Protractor
9 47 (1.28%) Selenium
10 44 (1.19%) Mercurial
11 38 (1.03%) Gradle
11 38 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 33 (0.90%) Maven
12 33 (0.90%) Postman
13 27 (0.73%) JUnit
14 26 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 26 (0.71%) gulp
15 25 (0.68%) Grunt
16 24 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 1,294 (35.13%) Social Skills
2 846 (22.97%) Finance
3 727 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
4 389 (10.56%) Marketing
5 254 (6.90%) Retail
6 244 (6.63%) Organisational Skills
7 198 (5.38%) Presentation Skills
8 174 (4.72%) Banking
9 172 (4.67%) Law
10 160 (4.34%) Legal
11 152 (4.13%) Telecoms
12 145 (3.94%) Influencing Skills
13 136 (3.69%) Public Sector
14 104 (2.82%) Games
15 100 (2.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 97 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 70 (1.90%) Manufacturing
18 39 (1.06%) Publishing
19 35 (0.95%) Financial Institution
20 29 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 535 (14.53%) Developer
2 463 (12.57%) Analyst
3 207 (5.62%) Architect
4 204 (5.54%) Software Engineer
5 146 (3.96%) Data Analyst
6 142 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 129 (3.50%) Project Manager
8 106 (2.88%) Senior Developer
9 98 (2.66%) Consultant
10 92 (2.50%) Senior Manager
11 85 (2.31%) Data Engineer
12 77 (2.09%) Lead Developer
13 75 (2.04%) Business Analyst
14 73 (1.98%) Scrum Master
15 72 (1.95%) Product Manager
16 69 (1.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 68 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
18 67 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
19 63 (1.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
19 63 (1.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (8.20%) React
2 230 (6.24%) .NET
3 213 (5.78%) CSS
4 201 (5.46%) Node.js
5 199 (5.40%) AngularJS
6 179 (4.86%) HTML
7 155 (4.21%) REST
8 150 (4.07%) RESTful
9 110 (2.99%) Web Services
10 107 (2.91%) Spring
11 92 (2.50%) Kafka
12 83 (2.25%) GraphQL
13 71 (1.93%) HTML5
14 63 (1.71%) Middleware
15 61 (1.66%) Spring Boot
15 61 (1.66%) Vue.js
16 60 (1.63%) JSON
17 59 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 54 (1.47%) .NET Core
19 52 (1.41%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 297 (8.06%) User Experience
2 204 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 183 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 141 (3.83%) Algorithms
5 118 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 107 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 94 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 92 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 81 (2.20%) Social Media
10 68 (1.85%) EPoS
10 68 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
11 60 (1.63%) Cloud Native
12 53 (1.44%) Driving Licence
13 44 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 42 (1.14%) Life Science
14 42 (1.14%) Robotics
15 38 (1.03%) Data Centre
16 33 (0.90%) NHS
17 32 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 222 (6.03%) Linux
2 131 (3.56%) Windows
3 45 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 44 (1.19%) Unix
5 38 (1.03%) Android
6 31 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 25 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.30%) CentOS
9 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.081%) Solaris
15 3 (0.081%) VMS
15 3 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,151 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (24.95%) Problem-Solving
3 647 (17.57%) Analytics
4 507 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
5 485 (13.17%) Software Engineering
6 451 (12.25%) DevOps
7 411 (11.16%) Project Management
8 376 (10.21%) Mentoring
9 351 (9.53%) Coaching
10 338 (9.18%) Computer Science
11 335 (9.10%) Scrum
12 316 (8.58%) Visualisation
13 309 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 289 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 288 (7.82%) Data Analysis
16 252 (6.84%) Data Science
17 246 (6.68%) Test Automation
18 245 (6.65%) TDD
19 242 (6.57%) Microservices
20 225 (6.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 734 (19.93%) SQL
2 504 (13.68%) Python
3 451 (12.25%) JavaScript
4 342 (9.29%) Java
5 199 (5.40%) C#
6 174 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 96 (2.61%) R
8 88 (2.39%) PHP
9 84 (2.28%) C
10 78 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 69 (1.87%) Go
12 66 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 57 (1.55%) Scala
13 57 (1.55%) VBA
14 44 (1.19%) C++
15 43 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 42 (1.14%) Java 8
17 41 (1.11%) Kotlin
18 38 (1.03%) MATLAB
19 37 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 714 (19.39%) Degree
2 207 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 157 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 95 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (1.55%) Master's Degree
6 47 (1.28%) PhD
7 36 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
9 32 (0.87%) CISSP
9 32 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 32 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
10 31 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (0.57%) OCP
12 20 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.54%) CIPD
12 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.52%) CISM
14 18 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (5.16%) QA
2 166 (4.51%) Data Quality
3 132 (3.58%) GDPR
4 88 (2.39%) SLA
5 60 (1.63%) Accessibility
6 53 (1.44%) PMO
7 34 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.79%) Good Clinical Practice
9 23 (0.62%) COBIT
10 19 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (0.35%) NIST
12 11 (0.30%) GMP
13 10 (0.27%) P3O
14 9 (0.24%) GRC
14 9 (0.24%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.24%) RMADS
15 8 (0.22%) JSP 440
15 8 (0.22%) NCSC
15 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 209 (5.67%) Docker
2 67 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.60%) HDFS
5 18 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.41%) XenApp
7 14 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.33%) vSphere
9 8 (0.22%) LXC
9 8 (0.22%) NFS
10 7 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.16%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.11%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.081%) Firmware
15 2 (0.054%) Postfix
15 2 (0.054%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.054%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 254 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 232 (6.30%) Terraform
3 97 (2.63%) Ansible
4 83 (2.25%) Istio
5 51 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (0.95%) Puppet
7 28 (0.76%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.46%) Grafana
9 13 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.33%) Kustomize
10 12 (0.33%) SCCM
11 11 (0.30%) SCOM
12 10 (0.27%) OpenView
12 10 (0.27%) OVSD
13 9 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (0.19%) HP Fortify
14 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
16 5 (0.14%) Backup Exec
16 5 (0.14%) EnCase
Vendors
1 570 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 173 (4.70%) Google
3 150 (4.07%) Oracle
4 132 (3.58%) SAP
5 85 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (2.12%) VMware
7 44 (1.19%) ServiceNow
8 39 (1.06%) Databricks
9 38 (1.03%) Citrix
10 37 (1.00%) Cisco
11 35 (0.95%) IBM
12 31 (0.84%) Instagram
13 28 (0.76%) Facebook
14 26 (0.71%) Adobe
14 26 (0.71%) HP
15 25 (0.68%) Okta
16 24 (0.65%) Splunk
17 23 (0.62%) OpenAI
18 22 (0.60%) Dell
19 19 (0.52%) Informatica