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

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 110 134
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 +35
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 2,417 3,207 3,911
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.85% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 3.10% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,699 2,424 2,471
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £90,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £120,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 77,351 103,606 137,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.48% 92.16% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59,501 83,213 109,234
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 April 2021.

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 15 April 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 -4 2,159 £55,000 -15.38% 393
UK excluding London +29 1,331 £50,000 -4.76% 258
London -22 898 £62,500 -21.88% 161
Work from Home +35 436 £54,000 -13.60% 83
South East +26 411 £55,000 -4.35% 73
North of England +26 348 £51,500 -6.36% 61
Midlands +11 224 £45,000 -5.26% 50
West Midlands -3 167 £45,000 -10.00% 32
North West +20 161 £52,500 -4.55% 30
Yorkshire +16 161 £52,500 -4.55% 23
South West +18 145 £47,500 - 27
East of England +45 96 £52,500 +41.66% 20
Scotland -12 69 £52,500 +15.38% 10
East Midlands +46 57 £50,000 +6.05% 18
Wales +54 43 £41,000 -2.38% 13
North East +5 27 £42,500 -12.82% 8
Northern Ireland +1 4 £63,500 +69.33% 4

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 713 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (23.75%) Problem-Solving
3 522 (21.60%) Finance
4 505 (20.89%) SQL
5 480 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
6 479 (19.82%) Degree
7 442 (18.29%) Analytics
8 422 (17.46%) Azure
9 376 (15.56%) Microsoft
10 363 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
11 317 (13.12%) Python
12 304 (12.58%) AWS
13 274 (11.34%) Mentoring
14 253 (10.47%) DevOps
15 250 (10.34%) Power Platform
16 249 (10.30%) Marketing
17 248 (10.26%) JavaScript
18 242 (10.01%) Software Engineering
19 241 (9.97%) Data Analysis
20 236 (9.76%) Power BI
21 233 (9.64%) Coaching
22 221 (9.14%) Project Management
23 213 (8.81%) Git (software)
24 206 (8.52%) Visualisation
25 201 (8.32%) Security Cleared
26 194 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
27 190 (7.86%) Scrum
28 189 (7.82%) Computer Science
29 186 (7.70%) ETL
30 185 (7.65%) Java

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 46 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 35 (1.45%) Confluence
4 31 (1.28%) Apache
5 30 (1.24%) CMS
6 23 (0.95%) WordPress
7 19 (0.79%) SAS
8 18 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.70%) Drupal
10 15 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.41%) IIS
14 7 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.25%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.21%) JBoss
16 5 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 175 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.99%) Figma
5 23 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.87%) InVision
6 21 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.87%) Sketch
7 14 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.54%) Simulink
8 13 (0.54%) Stateflow
9 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.083%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.083%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.083%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.083%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.041%) Maya
Business Applications
1 18 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.17%) Shopify
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.12%) Magento
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.083%) Primavera
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.041%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 422 (17.46%) Azure
2 304 (12.58%) AWS
3 250 (10.34%) Power Platform
4 131 (5.42%) SaaS
5 104 (4.30%) Microsoft 365
6 74 (3.06%) GCP
7 50 (2.07%) PaaS
8 32 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 31 (1.28%) GitHub
10 29 (1.20%) IaaS
11 28 (1.16%) PowerApps
12 23 (0.95%) npm
13 20 (0.83%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.83%) Power Automate
14 19 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.74%) Serverless
16 17 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
17 16 (0.66%) Logic Apps
17 16 (0.66%) Yarn
18 14 (0.58%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.94%) Firewall
2 31 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
3 29 (1.20%) DNS
4 27 (1.12%) WAN
5 25 (1.03%) Network Security
6 24 (0.99%) LAN
6 24 (0.99%) Skype
7 15 (0.62%) Wireless
8 12 (0.50%) Broadband
8 12 (0.50%) Internet
8 12 (0.50%) VPN
9 9 (0.37%) VoIP
10 8 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.33%) HTTP
10 8 (0.33%) Intranet
11 7 (0.29%) AMQP
11 7 (0.29%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (0.29%) DHCP
12 6 (0.25%) MPLS
12 6 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (9.76%) Power BI
2 194 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
3 175 (7.24%) SQL Server
4 118 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 113 (4.68%) Big Data
6 112 (4.63%) Tableau
7 101 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 79 (3.27%) MySQL
10 60 (2.48%) Data Mining
11 58 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (2.32%) Relational Database
13 43 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (1.37%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.12%) Hadoop
17 25 (1.03%) MongoDB
18 20 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 19 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
20 17 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 213 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 91 (3.76%) JIRA
3 73 (3.02%) GitLab
4 65 (2.69%) Jenkins
5 58 (2.40%) Subversion
6 49 (2.03%) Mercurial
7 31 (1.28%) CircleCI
8 20 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.83%) Cypress.io
8 20 (0.83%) gulp
9 19 (0.79%) Selenium
10 18 (0.74%) Grunt
11 16 (0.66%) Postman
12 15 (0.62%) TestCafe
13 11 (0.46%) Mocha
13 11 (0.46%) Protractor
14 10 (0.41%) JMeter
14 10 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.41%) Travis CI
15 8 (0.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 522 (21.60%) Finance
2 249 (10.30%) Marketing
3 88 (3.64%) Retail
4 85 (3.52%) Public Sector
5 83 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 76 (3.14%) Legal
7 71 (2.94%) Banking
8 66 (2.73%) Law
9 51 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 49 (2.03%) Games
11 33 (1.37%) Digital Economy
12 32 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.99%) Advertising
14 21 (0.87%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.83%) Publishing
16 18 (0.74%) Electronics
17 14 (0.58%) German Language
17 14 (0.58%) Humanities
18 13 (0.54%) Financial Institution
19 12 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 323 (13.36%) Developer
2 319 (13.20%) Analyst
3 147 (6.08%) Architect
4 110 (4.55%) Consultant
5 104 (4.30%) Data Analyst
6 94 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 94 (3.89%) Software Engineer
7 93 (3.85%) Data Engineer
8 73 (3.02%) Business Analyst
9 72 (2.98%) Project Manager
10 70 (2.90%) Senior Developer
11 57 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 57 (2.36%) Java Engineer
11 57 (2.36%) Product Manager
12 55 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
13 51 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
14 50 (2.07%) Data Scientist
14 50 (2.07%) Java Software Engineer
15 48 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 48 (1.99%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (6.00%) .NET
2 135 (5.59%) CSS
3 122 (5.05%) HTML
4 100 (4.14%) React
5 88 (3.64%) AngularJS
6 84 (3.48%) Node.js
7 66 (2.73%) RESTful
8 58 (2.40%) REST
9 54 (2.23%) Web Services
10 53 (2.19%) Kafka
11 49 (2.03%) Laravel
12 43 (1.78%) Vue.js
13 39 (1.61%) HTML5
14 35 (1.45%) GraphQL
14 35 (1.45%) Spring
15 31 (1.28%) XML
16 29 (1.20%) .NET Framework
16 29 (1.20%) JSON
17 27 (1.12%) Django
17 27 (1.12%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 480 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (7.07%) User Experience
3 119 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 111 (4.59%) Data Structures
5 106 (4.39%) Algorithms
6 90 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 69 (2.85%) Mobile App
9 54 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
10 50 (2.07%) Driving Licence
11 48 (1.99%) Cloud Native
12 44 (1.82%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.78%) NHS
14 41 (1.70%) Social Media
15 40 (1.65%) Data Centre
16 39 (1.61%) EPoS
17 35 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
18 30 (1.24%) Life Science
19 22 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
19 22 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (6.50%) Linux
2 131 (5.42%) Windows
3 44 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 24 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.79%) Unix
7 14 (0.58%) Android
8 8 (0.33%) CentOS
9 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.083%) AIX
14 1 (0.041%) Solaris
14 1 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (23.75%) Problem-Solving
3 442 (18.29%) Analytics
4 363 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
5 274 (11.34%) Mentoring
6 253 (10.47%) DevOps
7 242 (10.01%) Software Engineering
8 241 (9.97%) Data Analysis
9 233 (9.64%) Coaching
10 221 (9.14%) Project Management
11 206 (8.52%) Visualisation
12 190 (7.86%) Scrum
13 189 (7.82%) Computer Science
14 186 (7.70%) ETL
15 173 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 167 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 167 (6.91%) Data Science
17 157 (6.50%) Data Analytics
18 154 (6.37%) Data Modelling
19 152 (6.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 505 (20.89%) SQL
2 317 (13.12%) Python
3 248 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 185 (7.65%) Java
5 131 (5.42%) C#
6 87 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 79 (3.27%) PHP
8 73 (3.02%) R
9 57 (2.36%) TypeScript
10 53 (2.19%) C
11 31 (1.28%) C++
12 28 (1.16%) VBA
13 26 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.03%) Go
15 24 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 20 (0.83%) MATLAB
17 16 (0.66%) Kotlin
17 16 (0.66%) Ruby
18 13 (0.54%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 479 (19.82%) Degree
2 201 (8.32%) Security Cleared
3 173 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 32 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 27 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.12%) CISSP
9 26 (1.08%) PhD
10 24 (0.99%) CCNP
11 21 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (0.50%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.46%) CSPO
14 11 (0.46%) MBA
14 11 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 92 (3.81%) QA
3 91 (3.76%) GDPR
4 59 (2.44%) SLA
5 24 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.95%) PMO
7 20 (0.83%) COBIT
8 17 (0.70%) GRC
9 16 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.50%) Good Clinical Practice
11 10 (0.41%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.37%) RMADS
13 8 (0.33%) NCSC
14 7 (0.29%) NIST
15 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
17 4 (0.17%) ISO 13485
18 3 (0.12%) BS25999
18 3 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 101 (4.18%) Docker
2 63 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.41%) XenApp
7 6 (0.25%) HDFS
7 6 (0.25%) NFS
7 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.17%) LXC
9 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.12%) vSphere
11 2 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.083%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.083%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.083%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 150 (6.21%) Kubernetes
2 119 (4.92%) Terraform
3 66 (2.73%) Istio
4 47 (1.94%) Ansible
5 23 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.83%) Puppet
7 15 (0.62%) IBM BigFix
8 14 (0.58%) Grafana
9 12 (0.50%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.21%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.17%) Perfmon
11 4 (0.17%) WSUS
12 3 (0.12%) CASB
12 3 (0.12%) Nagios
13 2 (0.083%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.083%) SCCM
13 2 (0.083%) WMI
Vendors
1 376 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 110 (4.55%) Google
3 88 (3.64%) Oracle
4 74 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
5 71 (2.94%) SAP
6 70 (2.90%) VMware
7 54 (2.23%) IBM
8 39 (1.61%) Cisco
9 33 (1.37%) Citrix
10 32 (1.32%) Databricks
11 31 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 25 (1.03%) Informatica
13 20 (0.83%) Cognos
14 17 (0.70%) Alteryx
15 16 (0.66%) Talend
16 14 (0.58%) Dell
16 14 (0.58%) JD Edwards
17 13 (0.54%) Veeam
18 12 (0.50%) Facebook
18 12 (0.50%) Zend