Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 170 173
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 -19
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 3,995 3,816 4,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 2.15% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.35% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,702 2,579 3,143
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,459
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.88% +2.92%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -

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 155,135 162,234 179,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 123,518 129,213 149,814
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Decision-Making.

Salary trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +27 3,695 £55,000 - 487
UK excluding London +24 2,112 £48,000 -4.00% 332
London +28 1,793 £65,000 +1.56% 190
North of England +8 538 £45,000 -18.18% 88
South East -3 523 £52,500 - 76
North West -12 325 £45,835 -8.33% 48
East of England +48 320 £57,500 +15.00% 51
Midlands +27 308 £42,500 -10.53% 51
West Midlands +40 212 £40,000 -15.79% 27
South West +16 205 £42,500 -15.00% 31
Yorkshire +22 168 £47,500 -13.64% 31
Scotland +24 156 £47,500 -7.77% 20
Wales +35 97 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East Midlands -10 93 £62,500 +25.00% 23
North East -5 45 £36,500 -17.42% 9
Northern Ireland +3 8 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Channel Islands -5 6 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man +6 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,277 (31.96%) Finance
2 1,191 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 994 (24.88%) Problem-Solving
4 985 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
5 895 (22.40%) Degree
6 792 (19.82%) SQL
7 768 (19.22%) Microsoft
8 640 (16.02%) Project Management
9 565 (14.14%) SQL Server
10 541 (13.54%) Analytics
11 475 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 466 (11.66%) Java
13 465 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
14 413 (10.34%) JavaScript
15 409 (10.24%) Scrum
16 403 (10.09%) C#
17 367 (9.19%) Management Information System
18 364 (9.11%) Python
19 355 (8.89%) Marketing
20 348 (8.71%) .NET
21 347 (8.69%) Continuous Improvement
22 338 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
23 314 (7.86%) Retail
24 309 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
25 306 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
26 305 (7.63%) TDD
27 303 (7.58%) ITIL
28 302 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
28 302 (7.56%) Mentoring
29 299 (7.48%) Windows

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
1 117 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 76 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (1.80%) SAS
5 48 (1.20%) Confluence
6 39 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 35 (0.88%) Apache
8 30 (0.75%) IIS
9 27 (0.68%) CMS
10 23 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 22 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 18 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.30%) WordPress
16 11 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.23%) Alfresco
Applications
1 309 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 215 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 136 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 134 (3.35%) Microsoft Project
5 88 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 20 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.38%) SPSS
10 13 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.28%) InVision
12 4 (0.10%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.075%) EngageOne
13 3 (0.075%) Stata
14 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.050%) EViews
14 2 (0.050%) Mingle
14 2 (0.050%) Simulink
15 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 78 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 29 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.33%) Infor M3
7 11 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.20%) FastStats
9 8 (0.20%) StreamServe
10 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.18%) OPENHousing
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.15%) Aareon QL
11 6 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.15%) MIS ActiveH
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.15%) Primavera
11 6 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 338 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (2.88%) Office 365
4 111 (2.78%) SaaS
5 72 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 48 (1.20%) PaaS
7 44 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
8 41 (1.03%) GitHub
9 40 (1.00%) IaaS
10 37 (0.93%) Google Analytics
11 34 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
12 22 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.33%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.33%) npm
15 11 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 129 (3.23%) Firewall
2 122 (3.05%) Internet
3 71 (1.78%) WAN
4 66 (1.65%) LAN
5 57 (1.43%) VPN
6 55 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 55 (1.38%) Wireless
7 47 (1.18%) DNS
8 39 (0.98%) Network Security
9 36 (0.90%) SAN
10 29 (0.73%) Ethernet
11 27 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (0.63%) VoIP
13 23 (0.58%) WebEx
14 22 (0.55%) Intranet
14 22 (0.55%) MPLS
14 22 (0.55%) Skype
15 19 (0.48%) DHCP
16 17 (0.43%) BGP
16 17 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 262 (6.56%) Big Data
3 219 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 210 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 183 (4.58%) Hadoop
6 166 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 151 (3.78%) Power BI
8 131 (3.28%) Relational Database
9 126 (3.15%) NoSQL
10 103 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 98 (2.45%) MySQL
12 79 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 61 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 61 (1.53%) QlikView
14 58 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
15 50 (1.25%) Data Mining
16 49 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
17 46 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
18 45 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
19 36 (0.90%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 220 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 153 (3.83%) JIRA
3 133 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 131 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 108 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 72 (1.80%) Subversion
7 66 (1.65%) Selenium
8 48 (1.20%) Mercurial
9 47 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 45 (1.13%) Cucumber
11 40 (1.00%) TeamCity
12 39 (0.98%) Vagrant
13 38 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 34 (0.85%) Hudson
15 24 (0.60%) Gradle
15 24 (0.60%) SpecFlow
16 22 (0.55%) Grunt
16 22 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
17 20 (0.50%) gulp
17 20 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 1,277 (31.96%) Finance
2 355 (8.89%) Marketing
3 314 (7.86%) Retail
4 295 (7.38%) Banking
5 188 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 131 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 124 (3.10%) Legal
8 110 (2.75%) Games
8 110 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 88 (2.20%) Financial Institution
10 78 (1.95%) Advertising
11 70 (1.75%) Law
12 59 (1.48%) Front Office
13 53 (1.33%) Back Office
14 50 (1.25%) German Language
15 42 (1.05%) French Language
16 34 (0.85%) Publishing
16 34 (0.85%) Spanish Language
17 31 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
18 28 (0.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 759 (19.00%) Analyst
2 587 (14.69%) Developer
3 292 (7.31%) Architect
4 255 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 251 (6.28%) Consultant
6 237 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 176 (4.41%) IT Manager
8 114 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
9 112 (2.80%) Senior Developer
10 103 (2.58%) Senior Manager
11 100 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 98 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
13 92 (2.30%) Data Analyst
14 91 (2.28%) Technical Architect
15 88 (2.20%) Product Manager
16 87 (2.18%) Development Manager
17 86 (2.15%) C# Developer
18 84 (2.10%) Business Manager
19 79 (1.98%) Software Developer
20 78 (1.95%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (8.71%) .NET
2 227 (5.68%) HTML
3 226 (5.66%) CSS
4 197 (4.93%) Web Services
5 193 (4.83%) AngularJS
6 132 (3.30%) React
7 123 (3.08%) REST
8 112 (2.80%) jQuery
9 104 (2.60%) HTML5
10 99 (2.48%) ASP.NET
11 94 (2.35%) RESTful
12 88 (2.20%) XML
13 80 (2.00%) Node.js
14 77 (1.93%) Kafka
15 76 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 73 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 72 (1.80%) JSON
18 70 (1.75%) .NET Framework
19 62 (1.55%) Middleware
20 61 (1.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 985 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (9.19%) Management Information System
3 277 (6.93%) Computer Science
4 265 (6.63%) User Experience
5 208 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
6 172 (4.31%) Algorithms
7 146 (3.65%) Data Structures
8 131 (3.28%) Data Centre
9 127 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
9 127 (3.18%) Fintech
10 99 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
11 77 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
12 72 (1.80%) Virtual Team
13 69 (1.73%) Mobile App
14 62 (1.55%) Robotics
15 61 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 49 (1.23%) Derivative
17 47 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
18 41 (1.03%) Tandem
19 39 (0.98%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 299 (7.48%) Windows
2 202 (5.06%) Linux
3 126 (3.15%) Windows Server
4 80 (2.00%) Unix
5 37 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 26 (0.65%) Android
9 23 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.40%) CentOS
11 15 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.28%) AIX
13 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.25%) VMS
15 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
17 6 (0.15%) Debian
17 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,191 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 994 (24.88%) Problem-Solving
3 640 (16.02%) Project Management
4 541 (13.54%) Analytics
5 475 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 465 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
7 409 (10.24%) Scrum
8 347 (8.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 305 (7.63%) TDD
10 303 (7.58%) ITIL
11 302 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
11 302 (7.56%) Mentoring
12 270 (6.76%) Risk Management
13 262 (6.56%) CRM
14 260 (6.51%) Change Management
15 259 (6.48%) Software Engineering
16 250 (6.26%) DevOps
17 244 (6.11%) Business Analysis
18 233 (5.83%) Test Automation
19 231 (5.78%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 792 (19.82%) SQL
2 466 (11.66%) Java
3 413 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 403 (10.09%) C#
5 364 (9.11%) Python
6 181 (4.53%) T-SQL
7 127 (3.18%) R
8 113 (2.83%) PowerShell
9 110 (2.75%) Scala
10 104 (2.60%) C
11 94 (2.35%) PHP
12 85 (2.13%) C++
13 51 (1.28%) Ruby
13 51 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 50 (1.25%) VBA
15 40 (1.00%) MATLAB
16 34 (0.85%) Go
17 32 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 32 (0.80%) BeanShell
18 31 (0.78%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 895 (22.40%) Degree
2 114 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 98 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 91 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 84 (2.10%) CISSP
7 79 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 70 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 69 (1.73%) CISM
9 69 (1.73%) PMP
10 60 (1.50%) MCSE
11 59 (1.48%) PhD
12 57 (1.43%) CCNA
13 49 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 45 (1.13%) MCITP
15 44 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 40 (1.00%) CCNP
18 39 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
19 37 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (4.28%) PMO
2 169 (4.23%) QA
3 145 (3.63%) SLA
4 116 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 79 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 61 (1.53%) GDPR
7 19 (0.48%) COBIT
7 19 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
9 12 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.23%) GCP
11 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.15%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.13%) COSO
15 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 172 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 126 (3.15%) Docker
3 123 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.73%) vSphere
6 20 (0.50%) XenApp
7 17 (0.43%) HDFS
8 14 (0.35%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.23%) Firmware
10 8 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.18%) Varnish
12 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.075%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.050%) Ceph
16 2 (0.050%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 2 (0.050%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 76 (1.90%) Ansible
2 68 (1.70%) Puppet
3 63 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 57 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (1.33%) Terraform
6 35 (0.88%) SCCM
7 31 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 31 (0.78%) Nagios
8 30 (0.75%) Packer
9 28 (0.70%) Grafana
9 28 (0.70%) Graphite
9 28 (0.70%) Salt
10 25 (0.63%) Consul
10 25 (0.63%) Opsview
10 25 (0.63%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.13%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 768 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 234 (5.86%) Tableau
3 182 (4.56%) VMware
4 172 (4.31%) Cisco
5 168 (4.21%) Oracle
6 110 (2.75%) Google
7 107 (2.68%) SAP
8 105 (2.63%) Adobe
9 100 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
10 99 (2.48%) Citrix
11 87 (2.18%) HP
12 81 (2.03%) WorldPay
13 77 (1.93%) IBM
14 71 (1.78%) Dell
15 69 (1.73%) F5
16 66 (1.65%) NetApp
17 64 (1.60%) EMC
17 64 (1.60%) ServiceNow
18 61 (1.53%) Splunk
19 42 (1.05%) Cognizant