Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 161 168
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 3,855 3,684 4,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.16% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.38% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,664 2,584 3,131
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,375 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 156,453 154,494 180,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,648 126,607 150,063
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 +6 3,574 £55,000 - 503
UK excluding London +2 1,975 £50,000 - 319
London +17 1,802 £65,000 +4.00% 215
South East -2 512 £52,500 +10.53% 78
North of England -10 472 £45,000 -18.18% 77
Midlands +10 292 £45,000 +2.27% 67
North West -30 268 £50,750 -3.33% 39
East of England +9 256 £55,000 -4.35% 37
South West +3 238 £45,000 -9.55% 27
West Midlands +41 206 £42,500 +6.92% 38
Yorkshire -6 161 £45,000 -25.00% 30
Scotland -28 142 £57,500 +15.00% 22
Wales +42 126 £50,000 +25.00% 11
East Midlands -42 84 £50,000 +5.26% 28
North East +9 44 £38,500 -9.41% 8
Northern Ireland +6 11 £37,500 -14.29%
Channel Islands +6 8 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man +3 5 £55,000 +18.28%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,192 (30.92%) Finance
2 994 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
3 952 (24.70%) Problem-Solving
4 876 (22.72%) Analytical Skills
5 851 (22.08%) Degree
6 721 (18.70%) SQL
7 652 (16.91%) Microsoft
8 590 (15.30%) Project Management
9 566 (14.68%) Analytics
10 550 (14.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 464 (12.04%) SQL Server
12 459 (11.91%) Java
13 447 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
14 420 (10.89%) Management Information System
15 357 (9.26%) ITIL
16 346 (8.98%) JavaScript
17 342 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
18 335 (8.69%) Marketing
19 320 (8.30%) Windows
20 310 (8.04%) User Experience
21 304 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
21 304 (7.89%) Scrum
22 301 (7.81%) Python
23 292 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
24 284 (7.37%) C#
25 278 (7.21%) Banking
26 276 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
27 269 (6.98%) Retail
28 264 (6.85%) Software Engineering
29 259 (6.72%) .NET

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
1 108 (2.80%) Apache Spark
2 95 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 71 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (1.25%) SAS
5 46 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 41 (1.06%) Confluence
7 30 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (0.70%) Apache
9 25 (0.65%) CMS
9 25 (0.65%) IIS
10 24 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 16 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.31%) WordPress
16 11 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.21%) Alfresco
18 7 (0.18%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 276 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 194 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 113 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.31%) InVision
9 12 (0.31%) SPSS
10 11 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.10%) Mingle
12 3 (0.078%) InDesign
12 3 (0.078%) Maya
13 2 (0.052%) EngageOne
13 2 (0.052%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.052%) QuarkXPress
13 2 (0.052%) Simulink
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 70 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.16%) Relativity
8 6 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.13%) Academy Housing
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.13%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 304 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 292 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (3.11%) SaaS
4 112 (2.91%) Office 365
5 84 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 70 (1.82%) IaaS
7 68 (1.76%) Adobe Analytics
8 50 (1.30%) PaaS
9 46 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.86%) GitHub
11 29 (0.75%) Google Analytics
12 25 (0.65%) Serverless
13 19 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 19 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 16 (0.42%) npm
16 10 (0.26%) Mimecast
17 9 (0.23%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 115 (2.98%) Firewall
2 98 (2.54%) Internet
3 77 (2.00%) Wireless
4 73 (1.89%) WAN
5 64 (1.66%) LAN
6 45 (1.17%) Network Security
7 44 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 43 (1.12%) VPN
9 39 (1.01%) DNS
9 39 (1.01%) SAN
10 32 (0.83%) MPLS
11 30 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (0.78%) Ethernet
12 28 (0.73%) Unified Communications
13 26 (0.67%) OSPF
14 25 (0.65%) BGP
15 23 (0.60%) VoIP
16 22 (0.57%) Intranet
16 22 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
17 21 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 229 (5.94%) Big Data
3 185 (4.80%) Hadoop
4 181 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
5 160 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 151 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 143 (3.71%) Power BI
8 136 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 127 (3.29%) NoSQL
10 93 (2.41%) MySQL
11 91 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 70 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 64 (1.66%) QlikView
14 57 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 53 (1.37%) Apache Hive
15 53 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
16 51 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
16 51 (1.32%) Data Mining
17 38 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 216 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 136 (3.53%) JIRA
3 117 (3.04%) Jenkins
4 79 (2.05%) Subversion
5 62 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 60 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 56 (1.45%) Selenium
8 47 (1.22%) Cucumber
9 28 (0.73%) Gradle
10 27 (0.70%) JUnit
11 25 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 23 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (0.57%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.52%) webpack
15 18 (0.47%) Mockito
15 18 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (0.42%) Maven
16 16 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 15 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,192 (30.92%) Finance
2 335 (8.69%) Marketing
3 278 (7.21%) Banking
4 269 (6.98%) Retail
5 183 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 132 (3.42%) Legal
7 121 (3.14%) Investment Banking
8 106 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 98 (2.54%) Games
10 84 (2.18%) Advertising
11 75 (1.95%) Financial Institution
12 63 (1.63%) Front Office
12 63 (1.63%) Law
13 49 (1.27%) German Language
14 46 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 41 (1.06%) Back Office
16 32 (0.83%) Italian Language
17 30 (0.78%) Spanish Language
18 25 (0.65%) French Language
19 20 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 701 (18.18%) Analyst
2 493 (12.79%) Developer
3 326 (8.46%) Architect
4 253 (6.56%) Consultant
5 215 (5.58%) Business Analyst
6 199 (5.16%) Project Manager
7 141 (3.66%) IT Manager
8 114 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
9 95 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
9 95 (2.46%) Senior Manager
10 94 (2.44%) Data Scientist
10 94 (2.44%) Development Manager
11 93 (2.41%) Java Developer
12 83 (2.15%) Product Manager
12 83 (2.15%) Senior Developer
13 82 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 79 (2.05%) Technical Architect
15 75 (1.95%) Business Consultant
16 74 (1.92%) Software Engineer
17 66 (1.71%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (6.72%) .NET
2 220 (5.71%) HTML
3 216 (5.60%) Web Services
4 201 (5.21%) CSS
5 164 (4.25%) AngularJS
6 130 (3.37%) REST
7 104 (2.70%) JSON
8 101 (2.62%) RESTful
9 100 (2.59%) HTML5
9 100 (2.59%) XML
10 88 (2.28%) React
11 80 (2.08%) Node.js
12 79 (2.05%) jQuery
13 77 (2.00%) Middleware
14 68 (1.76%) ASP.NET
15 66 (1.71%) Kafka
15 66 (1.71%) Spring
16 56 (1.45%) Sass
16 56 (1.45%) SOAP
17 53 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 876 (22.72%) Analytical Skills
2 420 (10.89%) Management Information System
3 310 (8.04%) User Experience
4 228 (5.91%) Computer Science
5 193 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
6 165 (4.28%) Algorithms
7 149 (3.87%) Data Structures
8 137 (3.55%) Fintech
9 135 (3.50%) Data Centre
10 124 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
11 89 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
11 89 (2.31%) Mobile App
12 77 (2.00%) Virtual Team
13 68 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 67 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
14 67 (1.74%) Derivative
15 55 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
16 53 (1.37%) Public Cloud
17 38 (0.99%) Fixed Income
18 29 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 320 (8.30%) Windows
2 226 (5.86%) Linux
3 144 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.74%) Unix
5 54 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.06%) Android
8 30 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.36%) Solaris
13 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.23%) AIX
15 8 (0.21%) VMS
16 7 (0.18%) CentOS
17 6 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.10%) SUSE
19 3 (0.078%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (24.70%) Problem-Solving
3 590 (15.30%) Project Management
4 566 (14.68%) Analytics
5 550 (14.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 447 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
7 357 (9.26%) ITIL
8 342 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 304 (7.89%) Scrum
10 264 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 258 (6.69%) Presales
12 249 (6.46%) Risk Management
13 247 (6.41%) Coaching
14 243 (6.30%) Mentoring
15 236 (6.12%) Service Delivery
16 235 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
17 230 (5.97%) Visualisation
18 223 (5.78%) DevOps
18 223 (5.78%) Test Automation
19 218 (5.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 721 (18.70%) SQL
2 459 (11.91%) Java
3 346 (8.98%) JavaScript
4 301 (7.81%) Python
5 284 (7.37%) C#
6 125 (3.24%) T-SQL
7 123 (3.19%) R
8 118 (3.06%) C
9 110 (2.85%) Scala
10 98 (2.54%) PHP
11 80 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 78 (2.02%) C++
13 55 (1.43%) VBA
14 51 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.12%) MATLAB
16 40 (1.04%) Ruby
17 39 (1.01%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.78%) Groovy
19 29 (0.75%) VB
20 24 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 851 (22.08%) Degree
2 100 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.39%) CISSP
4 82 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (2.02%) CISM
6 77 (2.00%) CCNA
7 69 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 58 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 57 (1.48%) PMP
10 56 (1.45%) PMI Certification
11 48 (1.25%) CCNP
12 45 (1.17%) PhD
13 39 (1.01%) MCSE
14 36 (0.93%) CISA
15 35 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
16 32 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 31 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 30 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (5.11%) SLA
2 143 (3.71%) QA
3 116 (3.01%) PMO
4 113 (2.93%) Data Quality
5 74 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (1.69%) GDPR
7 23 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.36%) MiFID
9 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
10 11 (0.29%) COBIT
11 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 8 (0.21%) GCP
14 7 (0.18%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 201 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 144 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (3.35%) Docker
4 77 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.47%) HDFS
5 18 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.44%) vSphere
7 11 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.23%) XenApp
9 8 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.18%) Firmware
10 7 (0.18%) KVM
11 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.052%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.052%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 1 (0.026%) NFS
15 1 (0.026%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 63 (1.63%) Ansible
2 62 (1.61%) Puppet
3 36 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 35 (0.91%) SCCM
5 34 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.86%) Terraform
7 20 (0.52%) Nagios
8 17 (0.44%) NetBackup
9 16 (0.42%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.34%) Grafana
10 13 (0.34%) Graphite
11 11 (0.29%) Packer
12 10 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.23%) Consul
13 9 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.23%) logstash
13 9 (0.23%) Opsview
13 9 (0.23%) Salt
13 9 (0.23%) SCOM
14 8 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 652 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 211 (5.47%) VMware
3 198 (5.14%) Cisco
4 196 (5.08%) Tableau
5 184 (4.77%) Oracle
6 117 (3.04%) Adobe
7 108 (2.80%) Google
7 108 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
8 97 (2.52%) SAP
9 88 (2.28%) IBM
10 87 (2.26%) F5
11 86 (2.23%) NetApp
12 85 (2.20%) HP
13 82 (2.13%) Citrix
14 73 (1.89%) Dell
14 73 (1.89%) WorldPay
15 72 (1.87%) Splunk
16 70 (1.82%) EMC
17 39 (1.01%) Cognos
18 38 (0.99%) Veeam