Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 148 121
Rank change year-on-year +45 -27 +21
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 4,027 1,093 3,838
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 2.28% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 2.45% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 827 2,689
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,750 £41,563 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £77,202
90th Percentile £91,250 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,809 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.56% -2.38% +5.26%

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 117,828 44,634 127,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.20% 93.14% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 78,267 37,220 101,550
10th Percentile £32,690 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +53 3,581 £57,500 -4.17% 567
UK excluding London +33 2,011 £52,500 +7.56% 382
London +43 1,659 £67,500 -8.47% 225
Work from Home +57 802 £57,500 +9.52% 89
South East +11 535 £60,000 +9.09% 71
North of England +28 510 £50,000 +9.29% 95
Midlands +3 367 £50,000 +11.11% 79
North West +32 239 £52,500 -0.94% 51
Yorkshire +1 228 £47,500 - 34
East of England +38 222 £45,000 -0.22% 46
South West +13 216 £60,000 +20.00% 47
West Midlands -31 198 £50,000 - 52
East Midlands +38 161 £45,000 +38.46% 26
Scotland -40 92 £49,000 -2.00% 24
Wales +4 78 £60,700 +51.75% 20
North East -17 45 £41,000 -8.89% 10
Northern Ireland -46 8 £63,500 +95.38%
Isle of Man -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,576 (39.14%) Social Skills
2 1,343 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1,055 (26.20%) Problem-Solving
4 966 (23.99%) Finance
5 863 (21.43%) SQL
6 846 (21.01%) Degree
7 835 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
8 819 (20.34%) Analytics
9 623 (15.47%) Microsoft
10 602 (14.95%) Python
11 579 (14.38%) AWS
12 572 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
13 528 (13.11%) Software Engineering
14 525 (13.04%) Project Management
15 504 (12.52%) Azure
16 476 (11.82%) JavaScript
17 465 (11.55%) DevOps
18 445 (11.05%) Java
19 422 (10.48%) Scrum
20 407 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
21 404 (10.03%) Marketing
22 393 (9.76%) Power Platform
23 385 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
24 382 (9.49%) Computer Science
25 378 (9.39%) Power BI
26 376 (9.34%) Git (software)
27 368 (9.14%) Visualisation
28 364 (9.04%) Coaching
29 358 (8.89%) Mentoring
30 350 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 128 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 89 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 70 (1.74%) SAS
4 67 (1.66%) Confluence
5 66 (1.64%) Apache
6 47 (1.17%) CMS
7 41 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
9 21 (0.52%) GemFire
10 18 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.40%) IIS
12 12 (0.30%) nginx
13 11 (0.27%) JBoss
14 8 (0.20%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.20%) WordPress
15 7 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.17%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
16 6 (0.15%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 350 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 260 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
3 129 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (0.52%) Simulink
6 21 (0.52%) Sketch
6 21 (0.52%) Stateflow
7 18 (0.45%) InVision
8 13 (0.32%) Figma
9 11 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
9 11 (0.27%) SPSS
10 9 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.20%) UserZoom
12 7 (0.17%) Marvel
13 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.15%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.15%) Stata
14 4 (0.099%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.65%) R3 Corda
3 21 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 21 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 19 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.22%) Shopify
8 9 (0.22%) Workday HCM
9 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 5 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 579 (14.38%) AWS
2 504 (12.52%) Azure
3 393 (9.76%) Power Platform
4 246 (6.11%) SaaS
5 194 (4.82%) GCP
6 129 (3.20%) Microsoft 365
7 127 (3.15%) GitHub
8 112 (2.78%) Serverless
9 71 (1.76%) Google Analytics
10 61 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 60 (1.49%) PaaS
12 53 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 50 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 50 (1.24%) IaaS
14 47 (1.17%) PowerApps
15 46 (1.14%) Snowflake
16 40 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
17 39 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
17 39 (0.97%) Twilio
18 35 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.59%) Firewall
2 54 (1.34%) Broadband
3 39 (0.97%) Internet
4 36 (0.89%) WAN
5 33 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (0.57%) LAN
6 23 (0.57%) SSL
7 21 (0.52%) VPN
8 19 (0.47%) SAN
9 17 (0.42%) NFC
10 16 (0.40%) DNS
10 16 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
11 15 (0.37%) BGP
11 15 (0.37%) SMS
12 14 (0.35%) Intranet
13 13 (0.32%) Network Security
13 13 (0.32%) TCP/IP
14 12 (0.30%) HTTP
15 11 (0.27%) VoIP
16 9 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (9.39%) Power BI
2 285 (7.08%) Tableau
3 243 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
3 243 (6.03%) SQL Server
4 205 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
5 173 (4.30%) Big Data
6 168 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 167 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 85 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 85 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 79 (1.96%) Redis
10 74 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 69 (1.71%) Hadoop
11 69 (1.71%) Looker
12 67 (1.66%) MySQL
13 66 (1.64%) BigQuery
14 58 (1.44%) Apache Hive
15 44 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
15 44 (1.09%) Data Lake
16 37 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 376 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 200 (4.97%) JIRA
3 189 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 87 (2.16%) Cypress.io
5 77 (1.91%) CircleCI
6 76 (1.89%) Subversion
7 69 (1.71%) Cucumber
8 58 (1.44%) Mercurial
9 55 (1.37%) Selenium
10 53 (1.32%) Protractor
11 42 (1.04%) Gradle
11 42 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 39 (0.97%) Postman
13 35 (0.87%) JUnit
13 35 (0.87%) Maven
14 31 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 29 (0.72%) Mockito
16 27 (0.67%) Eclipse
16 27 (0.67%) GitLab
17 23 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 1,576 (39.14%) Social Skills
2 966 (23.99%) Finance
3 835 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
4 404 (10.03%) Marketing
5 320 (7.95%) Retail
6 295 (7.33%) Organisational Skills
7 271 (6.73%) Presentation Skills
8 212 (5.26%) Law
9 186 (4.62%) Banking
10 179 (4.44%) Legal
11 170 (4.22%) Influencing Skills
12 152 (3.77%) Telecoms
13 151 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 138 (3.43%) Public Sector
15 134 (3.33%) Manufacturing
16 120 (2.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 119 (2.96%) Games
18 47 (1.17%) Publishing
19 45 (1.12%) Advertising
20 42 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 614 (15.25%) Developer
2 511 (12.69%) Analyst
3 249 (6.18%) Architect
4 229 (5.69%) Software Engineer
5 190 (4.72%) Data Analyst
6 165 (4.10%) Project Manager
7 148 (3.68%) Senior Developer
8 104 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
9 100 (2.48%) Lead Developer
10 99 (2.46%) Consultant
11 96 (2.38%) Senior Manager
12 95 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 92 (2.28%) Scrum Master
14 91 (2.26%) Software Developer
15 80 (1.99%) IT Manager
16 75 (1.86%) Java Engineer
17 71 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
18 70 (1.74%) Java Software Engineer
18 70 (1.74%) Team Leader
19 68 (1.69%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (7.80%) React
2 238 (5.91%) AngularJS
3 234 (5.81%) .NET
4 220 (5.46%) Node.js
5 215 (5.34%) CSS
6 187 (4.64%) HTML
7 179 (4.44%) REST
8 166 (4.12%) Spring
9 159 (3.95%) Web Services
10 153 (3.80%) RESTful
11 103 (2.56%) Kafka
12 101 (2.51%) Spring Boot
13 97 (2.41%) GraphQL
14 86 (2.14%) Middleware
15 74 (1.84%) .NET Core
16 73 (1.81%) JSON
17 66 (1.64%) XML
18 65 (1.61%) ASP.NET
19 60 (1.49%) Vue.js
20 58 (1.44%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 306 (7.60%) User Experience
2 295 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 214 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 162 (4.02%) Algorithms
5 135 (3.35%) Social Media
6 128 (3.18%) Data Structures
7 127 (3.15%) Virtual Team
8 117 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 93 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.54%) Life Science
11 61 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 59 (1.47%) Data Centre
13 57 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 52 (1.29%) EPoS
15 48 (1.19%) Cloud Native
16 44 (1.09%) Robotics
16 44 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
17 40 (0.99%) CCTV
18 39 (0.97%) Driving Licence
19 32 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 140 (3.48%) Linux
2 105 (2.61%) Windows
3 55 (1.37%) Android
4 51 (1.27%) Unix
5 38 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.27%) CentOS
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.099%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.099%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.074%) AIX
13 3 (0.074%) Fedora
13 3 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,343 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,055 (26.20%) Problem-Solving
3 819 (20.34%) Analytics
4 572 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
5 528 (13.11%) Software Engineering
6 525 (13.04%) Project Management
7 465 (11.55%) DevOps
8 422 (10.48%) Scrum
9 407 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 385 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 382 (9.49%) Computer Science
12 368 (9.14%) Visualisation
13 364 (9.04%) Coaching
14 358 (8.89%) Mentoring
15 302 (7.50%) TDD
16 298 (7.40%) Microservices
17 294 (7.30%) Test Automation
18 288 (7.15%) Data Science
19 272 (6.75%) Data Analysis
20 251 (6.23%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 863 (21.43%) SQL
2 602 (14.95%) Python
3 476 (11.82%) JavaScript
4 445 (11.05%) Java
5 207 (5.14%) C#
6 201 (4.99%) TypeScript
7 115 (2.86%) R
8 102 (2.53%) C
9 92 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 71 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 70 (1.74%) Java 8
12 67 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 65 (1.61%) Go
14 58 (1.44%) VBA
15 53 (1.32%) Scala
16 48 (1.19%) Groovy
16 48 (1.19%) PHP
17 43 (1.07%) Kotlin
18 38 (0.94%) Shell Script
19 34 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 846 (21.01%) Degree
2 134 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 95 (2.36%) Master's Degree
5 79 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 59 (1.47%) PhD
7 42 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 40 (0.99%) CISSP
9 36 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
10 31 (0.77%) CISM
11 28 (0.70%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 24 (0.60%) PMP
14 23 (0.57%) CIPD
14 23 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (0.57%) OCP
15 21 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.42%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (5.61%) QA
2 174 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 126 (3.13%) GDPR
4 99 (2.46%) SLA
5 63 (1.56%) Accessibility
6 52 (1.29%) PMO
7 44 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (0.84%) Good Clinical Practice
9 25 (0.62%) GRC
10 20 (0.50%) COBIT
11 19 (0.47%) GMP
12 18 (0.45%) CDISC
13 12 (0.30%) P3O
13 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.27%) NIST
15 9 (0.22%) RMADS
16 8 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.20%) JSP 440
16 8 (0.20%) NCSC
17 6 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 234 (5.81%) Docker
2 71 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.62%) HDFS
5 15 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.27%) vSphere
7 10 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.17%) Firmware
8 7 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.15%) XenApp
10 4 (0.099%) LXC
10 4 (0.099%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.074%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.050%) iptables
12 2 (0.050%) NFS
12 2 (0.050%) Postfix
12 2 (0.050%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.050%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.025%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 234 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 199 (4.94%) Terraform
3 99 (2.46%) Ansible
4 56 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (0.87%) Puppet
6 28 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (0.62%) Prometheus
8 21 (0.52%) Istio
9 13 (0.32%) Kustomize
10 11 (0.27%) HP Fortify
11 10 (0.25%) OpenView
11 10 (0.25%) OVSD
11 10 (0.25%) SCCM
11 10 (0.25%) SCOM
12 9 (0.22%) Grafana
13 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 6 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
16 4 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
16 4 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 623 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 244 (6.06%) Google
3 184 (4.57%) Oracle
4 168 (4.17%) SAP
5 96 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 73 (1.81%) VMware
7 42 (1.04%) Facebook
7 42 (1.04%) IBM
8 40 (0.99%) Splunk
9 36 (0.89%) Informatica
10 31 (0.77%) Apple
10 31 (0.77%) HP
11 29 (0.72%) Adobe
12 28 (0.70%) ServiceNow
13 26 (0.65%) Okta
14 25 (0.62%) Workday
15 23 (0.57%) Cisco
15 23 (0.57%) Twitter
16 22 (0.55%) Databricks
17 21 (0.52%) OpenAI