Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 118 137
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19 +35
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 1,155 3,828 4,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.75% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.98% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 897 2,732 2,862
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £114,250 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.99% +6.32% -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 44,432 128,499 152,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.19% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36,216 100,929 121,805
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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 -21 1,055 £62,500 +8.70% 215
UK excluding London -8 604 £50,000 -0.99% 168
London -21 501 £80,000 +18.52% 74
South East +17 164 £55,000 - 30
North of England -13 145 £47,500 -9.52% 42
Midlands +33 128 £42,250 -15.50% 24
West Midlands +21 101 £48,309 -3.38% 14
Work from Home -18 77 £55,000 - 30
Yorkshire +58 70 £47,500 -3.72% 13
South West +2 65 £50,000 +5.26% 24
North West -49 55 £58,625 +11.67% 22
Scotland +11 43 £46,250 -2.63% 14
East of England -12 35 £60,000 +20.00% 21
East Midlands +44 23 £32,500 -35.00% 10
North East +13 20 £45,000 -21.74% 7
Wales +20 17 £36,500 -36.52% 10
Northern Ireland +32 11 £32,500 -45.83% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £17,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 382 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (29.78%) Finance
3 310 (26.84%) SQL
4 256 (22.16%) Degree
5 235 (20.35%) Analytics
6 214 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
7 212 (18.35%) Azure
8 208 (18.01%) Python
9 207 (17.92%) AWS
10 200 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
11 192 (16.62%) JavaScript
12 176 (15.24%) Java
13 168 (14.55%) Microsoft
14 163 (14.11%) Software Engineering
15 154 (13.33%) Mentoring
16 144 (12.47%) SQL Server
17 142 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
17 142 (12.29%) DevOps
18 121 (10.48%) Scrum
19 117 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
20 115 (9.96%) Project Management
21 103 (8.92%) Asset Management
22 102 (8.83%) Data Analytics
23 99 (8.57%) GCP
24 97 (8.40%) .NET
24 97 (8.40%) Marketing
25 96 (8.31%) Visualisation
26 95 (8.23%) Web Services
27 91 (7.88%) Google
28 90 (7.79%) ITIL

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 31 (2.68%) Apache
1 31 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.34%) Confluence
3 25 (2.16%) IIS
4 21 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.39%) SAS
5 16 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.21%) CMS
7 12 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
10 8 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.52%) Drupal
11 6 (0.52%) WordPress
12 4 (0.35%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.26%) JBoss
14 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 68 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.87%) InVision
4 10 (0.87%) Sketch
5 9 (0.78%) Figma
6 8 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.35%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.65%) FINCAD Analytics
2 13 (1.13%) Magento
3 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.52%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.26%) Raiser's Edge
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.087%) FastStats
9 1 (0.087%) HFM
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.087%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.087%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.087%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 212 (18.35%) Azure
2 207 (17.92%) AWS
3 99 (8.57%) GCP
4 87 (7.53%) Power Platform
5 64 (5.54%) SaaS
6 43 (3.72%) Office 365
7 31 (2.68%) PaaS
8 29 (2.51%) IaaS
9 27 (2.34%) OpenShift
10 25 (2.16%) Serverless
11 18 (1.56%) Amazon S3
11 18 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (1.30%) GitHub
14 12 (1.04%) Google Analytics
14 12 (1.04%) npm
15 11 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.95%) Google Sheets
16 10 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.20%) Internet
2 28 (2.42%) Firewall
3 21 (1.82%) SAN
3 21 (1.82%) WAN
4 18 (1.56%) LAN
5 12 (1.04%) Wireless
6 11 (0.95%) BGP
7 10 (0.87%) Skype
8 9 (0.78%) Network Security
8 9 (0.78%) VPN
9 8 (0.69%) Broadband
9 8 (0.69%) iSCSI
9 8 (0.69%) OSPF
10 7 (0.61%) AMQP
10 7 (0.61%) DNS
10 7 (0.61%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.52%) EIGRP
11 6 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.52%) HTTP
12 5 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.45%) Power BI
3 82 (7.10%) NoSQL
4 77 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 53 (4.59%) Big Data
7 46 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (3.46%) Hadoop
10 38 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (3.12%) MySQL
12 30 (2.60%) Amazon Athena
13 28 (2.42%) RDBMS
14 24 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 21 (1.82%) Data Mining
17 19 (1.65%) MongoDB
18 18 (1.56%) Looker
19 17 (1.47%) Apache Hive
20 15 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.42%) JIRA
3 36 (3.12%) Subversion
4 32 (2.77%) Mercurial
5 29 (2.51%) Selenium
6 26 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 19 (1.65%) Artifactory
8 18 (1.56%) RStudio
9 13 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.04%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.95%) NUnit
12 9 (0.78%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.78%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.69%) webpack
14 7 (0.61%) Cypress.io
14 7 (0.61%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.52%) Maven
15 6 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 344 (29.78%) Finance
2 97 (8.40%) Marketing
3 78 (6.75%) Front Office
4 74 (6.41%) Banking
5 54 (4.68%) Public Sector
6 40 (3.46%) Retail
7 30 (2.60%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.34%) Law
9 25 (2.16%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.08%) Legal
11 17 (1.47%) Games
12 16 (1.39%) Police
13 15 (1.30%) Local Government
14 10 (0.87%) Advertising
15 9 (0.78%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.78%) Back Office
15 9 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.52%) Military
17 5 (0.43%) Electronics
17 5 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 213 (18.44%) Developer
2 137 (11.86%) Analyst
3 101 (8.74%) Architect
4 67 (5.80%) Software Engineer
5 52 (4.50%) Java Engineer
6 44 (3.81%) Consultant
6 44 (3.81%) Data Analyst
6 44 (3.81%) Data Engineer
7 43 (3.72%) Java Software Engineer
8 42 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
9 39 (3.38%) Senior Developer
10 33 (2.86%) Project Manager
11 32 (2.77%) AWS Developer
12 30 (2.60%) Python Developer
13 29 (2.51%) Development Manager
14 28 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 26 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (2.16%) Data Manager
17 24 (2.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (8.40%) .NET
2 95 (8.23%) Web Services
3 90 (7.79%) AngularJS
4 84 (7.27%) React
5 81 (7.01%) HTML
6 69 (5.97%) Node.js
7 62 (5.37%) CSS
8 52 (4.50%) Vue.js
9 44 (3.81%) J2EE
10 40 (3.46%) REST
11 32 (2.77%) Kafka
12 29 (2.51%) .NET Core
12 29 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (2.42%) ASP.NET
14 25 (2.16%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.16%) RESTful
15 23 (1.99%) Spring
16 22 (1.90%) NumPy
17 21 (1.82%) Django
17 21 (1.82%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 200 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 73 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (6.06%) Fixed Income
4 69 (5.97%) Hedge funds
4 69 (5.97%) User Experience
5 68 (5.89%) Derivative
6 64 (5.54%) Algorithms
7 58 (5.02%) Data Structures
8 57 (4.94%) Equities
9 36 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
10 32 (2.77%) Public Cloud
11 29 (2.51%) Blog
12 27 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (2.25%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.90%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (1.56%) Driving Licence
16 18 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.39%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 71 (6.15%) Linux
1 71 (6.15%) Windows
2 27 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 20 (1.73%) Android
4 19 (1.65%) Ubuntu
5 18 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.47%) CentOS
7 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.52%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.43%) Unix
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.17%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.087%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (20.35%) Analytics
3 214 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (14.11%) Software Engineering
5 154 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 142 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (12.29%) DevOps
7 121 (10.48%) Scrum
8 117 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 115 (9.96%) Project Management
10 103 (8.92%) Asset Management
11 102 (8.83%) Data Analytics
12 96 (8.31%) Visualisation
13 90 (7.79%) ITIL
14 88 (7.62%) Test Automation
15 85 (7.36%) Computer Science
16 83 (7.19%) Data Science
17 77 (6.67%) Migration
18 74 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
19 72 (6.23%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 310 (26.84%) SQL
2 208 (18.01%) Python
3 192 (16.62%) JavaScript
4 176 (15.24%) Java
5 89 (7.71%) C#
6 66 (5.71%) R
7 61 (5.28%) C++
8 42 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 34 (2.94%) PHP
10 33 (2.86%) TypeScript
11 32 (2.77%) PowerShell
12 26 (2.25%) Kotlin
13 22 (1.90%) C
14 15 (1.30%) Scala
15 12 (1.04%) VBA
16 10 (0.87%) Go
17 8 (0.69%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.61%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 256 (22.16%) Degree
2 81 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 66 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 59 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (2.51%) Master's Degree
8 26 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.90%) CISSP
10 21 (1.82%) CCNA
10 21 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
11 14 (1.21%) MCSA
11 14 (1.21%) MCSE
12 13 (1.13%) CISM
13 12 (1.04%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.04%) MCTS
14 11 (0.95%) MBA
14 11 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.87%) CISA
15 10 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.98%) SLA
2 36 (3.12%) Data Quality
2 36 (3.12%) QA
3 34 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (2.25%) PMO
5 18 (1.56%) GDPR
6 14 (1.21%) NIST
7 6 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.43%) COBIT
8 5 (0.43%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.43%) P3O
9 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.26%) RMADS
10 2 (0.17%) BS25999
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.087%) Basel III
11 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 60 (5.19%) Docker
2 28 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.35%) Firmware
6 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) iptables
7 2 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 52 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.73%) Ansible
3 17 (1.47%) SCCM
4 15 (1.30%) Terraform
5 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.78%) Puppet
7 8 (0.69%) Rundeck
8 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.26%) Oozie
10 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.17%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.17%) Kibana
10 2 (0.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.17%) Munin
10 2 (0.17%) Nagios
10 2 (0.17%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.17%) Packer
10 2 (0.17%) SCOM
11 1 (0.087%) Nessus
Vendors
1 168 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.88%) Google
3 65 (5.63%) Oracle
4 55 (4.76%) Tableau
5 34 (2.94%) Cisco
5 34 (2.94%) VMware
6 22 (1.90%) Bloomberg
6 22 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.90%) SAP
7 19 (1.65%) Databricks
8 18 (1.56%) IBM
9 14 (1.21%) Capita
9 14 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.95%) Cognos
10 11 (0.95%) HP
11 10 (0.87%) Dell
11 10 (0.87%) Splunk
12 9 (0.78%) Citrix
12 9 (0.78%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.78%) Pardot