Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 131 166
Rank change year-on-year +22 +35 -2
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 3,365 3,929 3,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 2.63% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.86% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,604 2,582 2,703
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.11%

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 107,513 137,576 163,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 85,270 108,231 133,182
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +25 3,160 £65,000 +18.18% 313
London +22 1,699 £80,000 +33.33% 113
UK excluding London +1 1,572 £52,500 +5.00% 232
South East +30 549 £56,250 +2.27% 51
North of England -8 391 £55,000 +10.00% 58
Midlands +11 256 £50,000 +5.26% 34
West Midlands +41 217 £50,000 - 25
North West -24 202 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Yorkshire +17 145 £55,000 +22.22% 11
South West -11 141 £47,500 -5.31% 35
Work from Home -12 134 £62,500 +11.11% 16
East of England -12 109 £51,250 -10.87% 23
Scotland -10 105 £42,500 -7.61% 17
North East +10 46 £50,000 +8.11% 12
East Midlands -37 38 £55,000 +50.52% 9
Wales -10 23 £45,000 +32.35% 17
Northern Ireland +18 3 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Isle of Man -2 2 £33,000 -34.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 1,301 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,066 (31.68%) Finance
3 733 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
4 730 (21.69%) Azure
5 712 (21.16%) AWS
6 681 (20.24%) SQL
7 632 (18.78%) Java
8 625 (18.57%) Analytics
9 608 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
10 588 (17.47%) Python
11 580 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 580 (17.24%) JavaScript
12 559 (16.61%) Software Engineering
13 527 (15.66%) DevOps
14 480 (14.26%) Degree
15 458 (13.61%) C#
16 422 (12.54%) Mentoring
17 404 (12.01%) Web Services
18 381 (11.32%) Banking
19 379 (11.26%) Project Management
20 376 (11.17%) Asset Management
21 353 (10.49%) .NET
22 346 (10.28%) AngularJS
23 338 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
24 337 (10.01%) Fixed Income
24 337 (10.01%) Front Office
25 328 (9.75%) Derivative
26 322 (9.57%) Migration
27 319 (9.48%) Windows
27 319 (9.48%) 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 77 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.66%) IIS
3 54 (1.60%) Confluence
3 54 (1.60%) SAS
4 53 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 29 (0.86%) CMS
6 29 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
9 15 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.39%) Apache
12 12 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.36%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.30%) Alfresco
14 9 (0.27%) nginx
15 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.21%) GeoServer
17 6 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 154 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.95%) SPSS
6 28 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.53%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.42%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.12%) InVision
11 4 (0.12%) Notepad++
12 3 (0.089%) Sketch
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.030%) Figma
13 1 (0.030%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.030%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 109 (3.24%) FINCAD Analytics
2 37 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.53%) Magento
4 11 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.27%) FastStats
6 8 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.18%) Primavera
9 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 5 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
9 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.15%) SessionCam
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.12%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.059%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.059%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.059%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 730 (21.69%) Azure
2 712 (21.16%) AWS
3 316 (9.39%) GCP
4 224 (6.66%) SaaS
5 199 (5.91%) Office 365
6 180 (5.35%) Power Platform
7 105 (3.12%) PaaS
8 91 (2.70%) OpenShift
9 72 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 64 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 64 (1.90%) Serverless
11 62 (1.84%) IaaS
12 44 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
13 38 (1.13%) GitHub
14 37 (1.10%) Google Analytics
15 34 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
15 34 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
16 31 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
16 31 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
17 28 (0.83%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.06%) Firewall
2 63 (1.87%) Internet
3 57 (1.69%) DNS
4 46 (1.37%) VPN
5 39 (1.16%) DHCP
6 38 (1.13%) SAN
6 38 (1.13%) Skype
7 36 (1.07%) Network Security
8 35 (1.04%) WAN
9 32 (0.95%) iSCSI
10 29 (0.86%) LAN
11 27 (0.80%) NAS
11 27 (0.80%) TCP/IP
11 27 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (0.71%) Wireless
13 20 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (0.51%) VoIP
15 14 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (0.21%) Broadband
16 7 (0.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
3 178 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
4 162 (4.81%) Power BI
5 145 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 132 (3.92%) Big Data
7 125 (3.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 119 (3.54%) Amazon Athena
9 115 (3.42%) Relational Database
10 84 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 68 (2.02%) Redis
12 62 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (1.75%) Data Lake
13 59 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (1.66%) MySQL
15 47 (1.40%) Hadoop
16 43 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
17 39 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
18 36 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 106 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 102 (3.03%) JIRA
3 87 (2.59%) Selenium
4 81 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 78 (2.32%) Artifactory
6 65 (1.93%) Visual Studio
7 46 (1.37%) RStudio
8 45 (1.34%) NUnit
9 39 (1.16%) GitLab
10 38 (1.13%) gulp
11 34 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 34 (1.01%) SoapUI
12 30 (0.89%) HP UFT
12 30 (0.89%) LoadRunner
13 29 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (0.83%) MSTest
15 25 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 24 (0.71%) TeamCity
17 22 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
18 20 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 1,066 (31.68%) Finance
2 381 (11.32%) Banking
3 337 (10.01%) Front Office
4 319 (9.48%) Marketing
5 187 (5.56%) Retail
6 138 (4.10%) Investment Banking
7 112 (3.33%) Legal
8 108 (3.21%) Public Sector
9 99 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 88 (2.62%) Games
11 51 (1.52%) Manufacturing
12 45 (1.34%) Law
13 29 (0.86%) Advertising
13 29 (0.86%) Police
14 26 (0.77%) Back Office
14 26 (0.77%) Local Government
15 18 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.53%) German Language
16 17 (0.51%) Billing
17 16 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 600 (17.83%) Developer
2 443 (13.16%) Analyst
3 278 (8.26%) Architect
4 230 (6.84%) Software Engineer
5 153 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 153 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 130 (3.86%) Project Manager
7 128 (3.80%) Development Manager
8 118 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
9 117 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
10 114 (3.39%) Consultant
11 102 (3.03%) Business Analyst
12 93 (2.76%) AWS Developer
13 87 (2.59%) IT Manager
13 87 (2.59%) Python Developer
14 82 (2.44%) Data Analyst
15 81 (2.41%) Senior Software Engineer
16 78 (2.32%) Software Developer
17 75 (2.23%) Python Engineer
18 72 (2.14%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (12.01%) Web Services
2 353 (10.49%) .NET
3 346 (10.28%) AngularJS
4 278 (8.26%) React
5 219 (6.51%) Node.js
6 202 (6.00%) HTML
7 194 (5.77%) J2EE
8 183 (5.44%) CSS
9 151 (4.49%) Vue.js
10 93 (2.76%) ASP.NET
11 91 (2.70%) REST
12 86 (2.56%) Spring
13 85 (2.53%) RESTful
14 84 (2.50%) jQuery
15 78 (2.32%) SOAP
16 76 (2.26%) Spring Boot
17 72 (2.14%) HTML5
18 55 (1.63%) Sass
19 53 (1.58%) .NET Core
20 50 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 608 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 337 (10.01%) Fixed Income
3 328 (9.75%) Derivative
4 302 (8.97%) Hedge funds
5 217 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 214 (6.36%) Equities
7 180 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
8 171 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 167 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
10 159 (4.73%) User Experience
11 129 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
12 107 (3.18%) Public Cloud
13 105 (3.12%) Data Centre
14 94 (2.79%) Mobile App
15 88 (2.62%) Blog
16 79 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
17 78 (2.32%) Virtual Team
18 61 (1.81%) Cloud Native
19 51 (1.52%) Algorithms
20 48 (1.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 319 (9.48%) Windows
2 156 (4.64%) Linux
3 88 (2.62%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.99%) Android
5 66 (1.96%) Unix
6 60 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 36 (1.07%) CentOS
8 34 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.48%) Fedora
12 12 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.18%) SUSE
16 5 (0.15%) HPUX
16 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,301 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
3 625 (18.57%) Analytics
4 559 (16.61%) Software Engineering
5 527 (15.66%) DevOps
6 422 (12.54%) Mentoring
7 379 (11.26%) Project Management
8 376 (11.17%) Asset Management
9 338 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
10 322 (9.57%) Migration
11 310 (9.21%) Investment Management
12 308 (9.15%) Scrum
13 252 (7.49%) Computer Science
14 246 (7.31%) SDLC
14 246 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 245 (7.28%) Data Analytics
16 234 (6.95%) Microservices
17 216 (6.42%) Portfolio Management
18 207 (6.15%) Business Analysis
19 204 (6.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 681 (20.24%) SQL
2 632 (18.78%) Java
3 588 (17.47%) Python
4 580 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 458 (13.61%) C#
6 247 (7.34%) C++
7 168 (4.99%) R
8 143 (4.25%) Kotlin
9 106 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 103 (3.06%) C
11 95 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 91 (2.70%) TypeScript
13 76 (2.26%) PHP
14 61 (1.81%) Ruby
15 50 (1.49%) Scala
16 47 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.13%) Bash Shell
18 31 (0.92%) Go
19 30 (0.89%) VB.NET
19 30 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 480 (14.26%) Degree
2 107 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 104 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 81 (2.41%) CISSP
5 69 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 61 (1.81%) CISM
7 56 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (1.22%) CISA
10 29 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 29 (0.86%) CRISC
11 25 (0.74%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.71%) MCSE
12 24 (0.71%) PhD
12 24 (0.71%) PMP
13 21 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 20 (0.59%) Master's Degree
15 18 (0.53%) CIPD
15 18 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.83%) QA
2 93 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (2.41%) SLA
4 78 (2.32%) PMO
5 75 (2.23%) Data Quality
6 68 (2.02%) GDPR
7 33 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.89%) Actionable Recommendations
9 24 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.62%) NIST
11 20 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 18 (0.53%) BS25999
13 15 (0.45%) NCSC
14 11 (0.33%) COBIT
14 11 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.30%) JSP 440
16 8 (0.24%) ISO 22301
16 8 (0.24%) WCAG
17 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 206 (6.12%) Docker
2 115 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 89 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 78 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.65%) BitLocker
6 21 (0.62%) XenApp
7 19 (0.56%) NFS
7 19 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.42%) Firmware
9 13 (0.39%) vSphere
10 10 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.21%) HDFS
13 4 (0.12%) IAG
14 2 (0.059%) iptables
14 2 (0.059%) LXC
15 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.030%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.030%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.030%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 176 (5.23%) Kubernetes
2 101 (3.00%) Terraform
3 47 (1.40%) Ansible
3 47 (1.40%) SCCM
4 33 (0.98%) Puppet
5 32 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 16 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.42%) SCOM
9 11 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.27%) WSUS
12 6 (0.18%) Mesos
12 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.18%) Pingdom
13 5 (0.15%) cPanel
14 4 (0.12%) Kibana
14 4 (0.12%) Packer
14 4 (0.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 580 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 244 (7.25%) Google
3 182 (5.41%) Oracle
4 112 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 109 (3.24%) Tableau
6 107 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
7 105 (3.12%) SAP
8 104 (3.09%) IBM
9 99 (2.94%) VMware
10 83 (2.47%) Cisco
11 37 (1.10%) HP
12 36 (1.07%) WorldPay
13 34 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 33 (0.98%) Adobe
14 33 (0.98%) Capita
14 33 (0.98%) Informatica
15 31 (0.92%) Citrix
16 29 (0.86%) Atlassian
16 29 (0.86%) FIS
17 28 (0.83%) ServiceNow