Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 138 110
Rank change year-on-year +47 -28 +27
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 4,420 1,525 3,642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 2.41% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 2.59% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,448 1,166 2,675
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £33,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £85,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,375 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +7.37%

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 120,414 58,914 116,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.03% 93.10% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,049 48,002 93,468
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 17 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +49 3,891 £60,000 +9.09% 598
UK excluding London +33 2,123 £55,000 +10.00% 408
London +57 1,793 £70,000 +3.70% 235
Work from Home +41 818 £60,000 +14.29% 90
South East +26 606 £60,000 +9.09% 71
North of England +22 539 £52,500 +10.53% 116
Midlands +38 386 £52,500 +16.67% 77
East of England +40 282 £52,500 - 47
Yorkshire +10 264 £50,000 - 42
North West +34 260 £55,000 +21.55% 65
West Midlands -4 209 £50,000 -5.84% 48
South West +36 208 £47,173 -5.66% 42
East Midlands +44 168 £52,500 +61.54% 29
Scotland -44 67 £52,500 +5.00% 34
Wales -21 58 £60,000 +42.50% 17
North East -38 15 £42,500 - 9
Northern Ireland -38 3 £40,000 +18.52% 5

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,850 (41.86%) Social Skills
2 1,666 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1,129 (25.54%) Finance
4 1,097 (24.82%) Problem-Solving
5 1,086 (24.57%) Degree
6 1,077 (24.37%) Analytics
7 1,018 (23.03%) SQL
8 1,015 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
9 792 (17.92%) Python
10 666 (15.07%) Project Management
11 618 (13.98%) Microsoft
12 606 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
13 565 (12.78%) Azure
14 564 (12.76%) Java
15 543 (12.29%) AWS
16 540 (12.22%) Software Engineering
17 501 (11.33%) DevOps
18 473 (10.70%) JavaScript
19 472 (10.68%) Computer Science
20 455 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
21 452 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
22 451 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
23 449 (10.16%) Mentoring
24 436 (9.86%) Scrum
25 425 (9.62%) Power Platform
26 422 (9.55%) Visualisation
27 413 (9.34%) Power BI
28 394 (8.91%) Data Science
29 386 (8.73%) CI/CD
30 384 (8.69%) Coaching

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
1 150 (3.39%) Apache Spark
2 126 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 117 (2.65%) SAS
4 87 (1.97%) Confluence
5 69 (1.56%) Apache
6 36 (0.81%) CMS
7 22 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
7 22 (0.50%) WordPress
8 14 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.29%) IIS
10 10 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.16%) JBoss
12 5 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.11%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.11%) Hyperledger
13 4 (0.090%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.090%) GemFire
13 4 (0.090%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.090%) OpenStack
Applications
1 451 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 240 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
3 135 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.70%) Chatbot
7 23 (0.52%) SPSS
8 14 (0.32%) Simulink
8 14 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.32%) Stateflow
9 13 (0.29%) Sketch
10 12 (0.27%) InVision
11 10 (0.23%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.090%) Stata
14 3 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.045%) FileZilla
15 2 (0.045%) Marvel
15 2 (0.045%) UserZoom
16 1 (0.023%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 22 (0.50%) SAP BPC
2 18 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 16 (0.36%) R3 Corda
4 15 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.27%) Workday HCM
7 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.16%) Shopify
11 6 (0.14%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.11%) Magento
12 5 (0.11%) SAP MDG
13 4 (0.090%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
13 4 (0.090%) SAP APO
13 4 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 565 (12.78%) Azure
2 543 (12.29%) AWS
3 425 (9.62%) Power Platform
4 273 (6.18%) GCP
5 244 (5.52%) SaaS
6 152 (3.44%) Microsoft 365
7 136 (3.08%) GitHub
8 105 (2.38%) Serverless
9 89 (2.01%) PaaS
10 83 (1.88%) Google Analytics
11 75 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 73 (1.65%) Amazon S3
13 68 (1.54%) Snowflake
14 65 (1.47%) IaaS
15 57 (1.29%) PowerApps
16 55 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
18 44 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
19 42 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
20 40 (0.90%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.38%) Firewall
2 58 (1.31%) Broadband
3 51 (1.15%) Internet
4 41 (0.93%) WAN
5 36 (0.81%) VPN
6 29 (0.66%) LAN
7 25 (0.57%) VoIP
8 24 (0.54%) SAN
9 23 (0.52%) NFC
10 21 (0.48%) DNS
11 20 (0.45%) Network Security
12 19 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.38%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
14 16 (0.36%) HTTP
15 14 (0.32%) Skype
15 14 (0.32%) Unified Communications
16 13 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (0.29%) SSL
16 13 (0.29%) TCP/IP
17 12 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (9.34%) Power BI
2 319 (7.22%) Tableau
3 252 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 241 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 235 (5.32%) NoSQL
6 208 (4.71%) Big Data
7 139 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 92 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (1.88%) BigQuery
10 80 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 76 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 75 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 68 (1.54%) Metadata
14 67 (1.52%) MongoDB
15 57 (1.29%) Looker
16 56 (1.27%) Data Lake
17 52 (1.18%) Apache Hive
18 46 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
19 42 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
20 40 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 363 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 234 (5.29%) Jenkins
2 234 (5.29%) JIRA
3 112 (2.53%) Subversion
4 81 (1.83%) Mercurial
5 62 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 59 (1.33%) Selenium
7 40 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 38 (0.86%) Cypress.io
8 38 (0.86%) Postman
9 34 (0.77%) JUnit
10 29 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 27 (0.61%) CircleCI
12 25 (0.57%) Artifactory
13 24 (0.54%) Protractor
13 24 (0.54%) webpack
14 21 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.34%) JMeter
15 15 (0.34%) Storybook
16 14 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 1,850 (41.86%) Social Skills
2 1,129 (25.54%) Finance
3 1,015 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
4 361 (8.17%) Marketing
5 346 (7.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 308 (6.97%) Retail
7 288 (6.52%) Presentation Skills
8 249 (5.63%) Influencing Skills
9 240 (5.43%) Organisational Skills
10 225 (5.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 201 (4.55%) Legal
12 181 (4.10%) Manufacturing
13 180 (4.07%) Law
14 150 (3.39%) Banking
15 148 (3.35%) Public Sector
16 144 (3.26%) Telecoms
17 106 (2.40%) Games
18 71 (1.61%) Military
19 68 (1.54%) Publishing
20 55 (1.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 645 (14.59%) Analyst
2 610 (13.80%) Developer
3 313 (7.08%) Architect
4 264 (5.97%) Software Engineer
5 223 (5.05%) Project Manager
6 211 (4.77%) Data Analyst
7 144 (3.26%) Senior Developer
8 142 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
9 133 (3.01%) Senior Manager
10 125 (2.83%) Consultant
11 111 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
12 109 (2.47%) Data Engineer
13 103 (2.33%) Java Engineer
14 96 (2.17%) Java Developer
15 95 (2.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 91 (2.06%) Lead Developer
16 91 (2.06%) Product Manager
17 89 (2.01%) Java Software Engineer
18 86 (1.95%) Business Analyst
19 82 (1.86%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (6.31%) React
2 218 (4.93%) HTML
3 216 (4.89%) CSS
4 214 (4.84%) .NET
5 197 (4.46%) AngularJS
6 191 (4.32%) Node.js
7 172 (3.89%) Spring
8 161 (3.64%) REST
9 133 (3.01%) Web Services
10 131 (2.96%) RESTful
11 123 (2.78%) Kafka
12 117 (2.65%) Spring Boot
13 109 (2.47%) GraphQL
14 93 (2.10%) JSON
15 86 (1.95%) XML
16 82 (1.86%) Vue.js
17 71 (1.61%) .NET Core
18 66 (1.49%) ASP.NET
19 63 (1.43%) Sass
20 62 (1.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 363 (8.21%) Management Information System
2 353 (7.99%) User Experience
3 254 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
4 252 (5.70%) Algorithms
5 170 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 126 (2.85%) Social Media
7 118 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 100 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 87 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 82 (1.86%) Life Science
11 74 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
12 72 (1.63%) Cloud Native
13 63 (1.43%) Data Centre
14 52 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 42 (0.95%) Cyberattack
15 42 (0.95%) NHS
16 35 (0.79%) FMCG
17 29 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
17 29 (0.66%) Driving Licence
17 29 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (3.12%) Windows
2 127 (2.87%) Linux
3 95 (2.15%) Android
4 77 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 50 (1.13%) Unix
6 35 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.11%) VMS
13 4 (0.090%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.068%) CentOS
15 2 (0.045%) AIX
15 2 (0.045%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.045%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.045%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,666 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,097 (24.82%) Problem-Solving
3 1,077 (24.37%) Analytics
4 666 (15.07%) Project Management
5 606 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
6 540 (12.22%) Software Engineering
7 501 (11.33%) DevOps
8 472 (10.68%) Computer Science
9 455 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 452 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 449 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 436 (9.86%) Scrum
13 422 (9.55%) Visualisation
14 394 (8.91%) Data Science
15 386 (8.73%) CI/CD
16 384 (8.69%) Coaching
17 361 (8.17%) Data Analysis
18 356 (8.05%) Data Management
18 356 (8.05%) Mathematics
19 338 (7.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,018 (23.03%) SQL
2 792 (17.92%) Python
3 564 (12.76%) Java
4 473 (10.70%) JavaScript
5 235 (5.32%) C#
6 190 (4.30%) R
7 181 (4.10%) TypeScript
8 111 (2.51%) C
9 78 (1.76%) Java 8
9 78 (1.76%) PowerShell
10 77 (1.74%) PHP
11 71 (1.61%) Go
12 70 (1.58%) Bash
13 66 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 59 (1.33%) VBA
15 56 (1.27%) Kotlin
16 55 (1.24%) Scala
17 46 (1.04%) Ruby
18 45 (1.02%) C++
19 35 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,086 (24.57%) Degree
2 244 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 159 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 128 (2.90%) PhD
5 110 (2.49%) Master's Degree
6 105 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 41 (0.93%) CISSP
9 35 (0.79%) CISM
10 33 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 26 (0.59%) PMP
13 23 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
14 22 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.45%) DBS Check
15 20 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
16 19 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
18 17 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (5.95%) QA
2 171 (3.87%) Data Quality
3 105 (2.38%) GDPR
4 84 (1.90%) SLA
5 72 (1.63%) Accessibility
6 61 (1.38%) PMO
7 48 (1.09%) GRC
8 46 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.66%) CDISC
10 27 (0.61%) Good Clinical Practice
11 14 (0.32%) NIST
12 12 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.25%) GMP
13 11 (0.25%) GxP
13 11 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 11 (0.25%) RMADS
14 10 (0.23%) COBIT
15 9 (0.20%) ISO 20022
15 9 (0.20%) P3O
16 8 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 245 (5.54%) Docker
2 78 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.25%) HDFS
7 10 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.20%) vSphere
9 6 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.14%) Firmware
10 5 (0.11%) NFS
10 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.090%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.090%) LXC
11 4 (0.090%) XenApp
11 4 (0.090%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.068%) Ceph
12 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.023%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.023%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 298 (6.74%) Kubernetes
2 150 (3.39%) Terraform
3 67 (1.52%) Ansible
4 37 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.68%) Puppet
6 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (0.36%) SCCM
8 14 (0.32%) Grafana
8 14 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.16%) Kibana
10 5 (0.11%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.090%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.090%) Istio
11 4 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.090%) Nagios
11 4 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.068%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 618 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 303 (6.86%) Google
3 215 (4.86%) SAP
4 159 (3.60%) Oracle
5 84 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 70 (1.58%) Apple
7 69 (1.56%) Informatica
8 54 (1.22%) Splunk
9 53 (1.20%) Adobe
10 48 (1.09%) VMware
11 47 (1.06%) Facebook
12 43 (0.97%) Alteryx
13 41 (0.93%) IBM
14 38 (0.86%) Cisco
15 33 (0.75%) Talend
15 33 (0.75%) Workday
16 31 (0.70%) Spotify
17 28 (0.63%) BEA
17 28 (0.63%) CrowdStrike
18 27 (0.61%) Cognos