Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 135 170
Rank change year-on-year +18 +35 -1
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 3,813 4,123 3,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.78% 2.52% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.75% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,658 2,792 2,541
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,002 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.27% -5.00% +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 126,165 150,178 160,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,275 119,505 126,894
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +17 3,523 £60,000 +13.57% 519
UK excluding London 0 1,981 £50,002 +5.27% 366
London +36 1,719 £68,000 +8.80% 188
South East +1 514 £57,500 +12.20% 89
North of England +2 509 £52,500 +16.67% 80
Midlands +21 306 £50,000 +25.00% 58
North West +10 299 £54,000 +20.00% 45
East of England +9 240 £50,002 -13.04% 48
West Midlands +32 234 £50,000 +25.00% 41
South West +12 225 £48,877 -2.25% 56
Yorkshire +8 185 £51,250 +13.89% 28
Scotland +8 157 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands +1 73 £52,250 +19.43% 17
Wales -24 44 £68,000 +51.11% 16
North East -4 29 £57,500 +53.33% 7
Northern Ireland -12 2 £37,500 -9.64% 1
Channel Islands +5 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,400 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 943 (24.73%) Finance
3 927 (24.31%) Problem-Solving
4 919 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
5 714 (18.73%) SQL
6 591 (15.50%) Analytics
7 578 (15.16%) Degree
8 571 (14.98%) Microsoft
9 558 (14.63%) Project Management
10 497 (13.03%) Azure
11 439 (11.51%) AWS
12 433 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
13 416 (10.91%) DevOps
14 404 (10.60%) Mentoring
15 399 (10.46%) Java
16 398 (10.44%) Python
17 382 (10.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 378 (9.91%) JavaScript
19 368 (9.65%) Marketing
20 351 (9.21%) SQL Server
21 332 (8.71%) C#
22 330 (8.65%) .NET
23 326 (8.55%) Scrum
24 317 (8.31%) Management Information System
25 313 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
26 305 (8.00%) Coaching
27 303 (7.95%) ITIL
28 298 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
29 291 (7.63%) Windows
30 289 (7.58%) Banking

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 85 (2.23%) Apache Spark
2 83 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 51 (1.34%) Confluence
4 39 (1.02%) SAS
5 38 (1.00%) IIS
6 29 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 28 (0.73%) CMS
7 28 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (0.50%) Apache
9 17 (0.45%) Apache Pig
9 17 (0.45%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
11 14 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.34%) WordPress
13 11 (0.29%) GeoServer
14 9 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 175 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
7 25 (0.66%) SPSS
8 13 (0.34%) Sketch
9 11 (0.29%) InVision
10 10 (0.26%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.21%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.18%) Marvel
13 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.13%) Stata
15 4 (0.10%) Gliffy
16 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.026%) CPLEX
16 1 (0.026%) Mathematica
16 1 (0.026%) Weka
16 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 55 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.47%) FINCAD Analytics
3 15 (0.39%) SAP PM
4 12 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.16%) Magento
8 5 (0.13%) Maximo
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.10%) HFM
9 4 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.079%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.052%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 497 (13.03%) Azure
2 439 (11.51%) AWS
3 190 (4.98%) Power Platform
4 168 (4.41%) SaaS
5 147 (3.86%) Office 365
6 139 (3.65%) GCP
7 82 (2.15%) Serverless
8 66 (1.73%) PaaS
9 62 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
10 60 (1.57%) Amazon S3
11 57 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (1.47%) OpenShift
13 53 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
13 53 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 52 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
15 50 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
15 50 (1.31%) Google Analytics
16 44 (1.15%) GitHub
16 44 (1.15%) IaaS
17 21 (0.55%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.47%) Firewall
2 92 (2.41%) Internet
3 72 (1.89%) DNS
4 54 (1.42%) DHCP
5 52 (1.36%) Network Security
6 41 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 36 (0.94%) Skype
8 35 (0.92%) HTTP
8 35 (0.92%) SAN
9 31 (0.81%) VPN
10 27 (0.71%) WAN
11 25 (0.66%) LAN
12 24 (0.63%) Wireless
13 22 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (0.55%) Broadband
15 17 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (0.34%) Ethernet
16 13 (0.34%) Intranet
16 13 (0.34%) SSL
17 11 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 298 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
3 181 (4.75%) Power BI
4 179 (4.69%) Big Data
5 121 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 109 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 97 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 92 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 81 (2.12%) NoSQL
10 79 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 74 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 71 (1.86%) MySQL
13 62 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 57 (1.49%) MongoDB
15 55 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
15 55 (1.44%) Data Mining
16 54 (1.42%) QlikView
17 38 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 38 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 36 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 161 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 139 (3.65%) JIRA
3 117 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 66 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (1.42%) Selenium
6 49 (1.29%) Artifactory
7 37 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 35 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 33 (0.87%) webpack
10 24 (0.63%) RStudio
11 23 (0.60%) Subversion
12 20 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (0.52%) Bitbucket
12 20 (0.52%) GitLab
12 20 (0.52%) Hudson
12 20 (0.52%) WebDriver
13 19 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 18 (0.47%) gulp
14 18 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
14 18 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 943 (24.73%) Finance
2 368 (9.65%) Marketing
3 289 (7.58%) Banking
4 279 (7.32%) Retail
5 158 (4.14%) Public Sector
6 143 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 106 (2.78%) Legal
8 101 (2.65%) Front Office
9 85 (2.23%) Manufacturing
10 81 (2.12%) Law
11 70 (1.84%) Games
12 47 (1.23%) Financial Institution
13 46 (1.21%) Back Office
14 44 (1.15%) Local Government
15 43 (1.13%) Advertising
16 38 (1.00%) Publishing
17 35 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
18 33 (0.87%) Aerospace
18 33 (0.87%) Electronics
19 32 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 668 (17.52%) Developer
2 540 (14.16%) Analyst
3 297 (7.79%) Architect
4 198 (5.19%) Project Manager
5 151 (3.96%) Consultant
6 150 (3.93%) Java Developer
7 143 (3.75%) Business Analyst
8 136 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 113 (2.96%) .NET Developer
10 109 (2.86%) IT Manager
11 107 (2.81%) Development Manager
12 100 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
13 94 (2.47%) Data Analyst
14 83 (2.18%) Software Engineer
15 80 (2.10%) Data Engineer
16 74 (1.94%) Business Manager
16 74 (1.94%) Software Developer
17 73 (1.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 70 (1.84%) Data Scientist
19 69 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (8.65%) .NET
2 214 (5.61%) HTML
3 199 (5.22%) CSS
4 182 (4.77%) AngularJS
5 169 (4.43%) Web Services
6 147 (3.86%) REST
7 144 (3.78%) ASP.NET
8 128 (3.36%) Node.js
9 113 (2.96%) Spring
10 108 (2.83%) React
11 93 (2.44%) RESTful
12 84 (2.20%) JSON
13 82 (2.15%) Spring Boot
14 75 (1.97%) jQuery
15 67 (1.76%) HTML5
16 60 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 56 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 56 (1.47%) XML
18 48 (1.26%) SOAP
19 46 (1.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 919 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
2 317 (8.31%) Management Information System
3 227 (5.95%) User Experience
4 210 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 129 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 98 (2.57%) Data Structures
8 97 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 89 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 89 (2.33%) Mobile App
10 74 (1.94%) Fixed Income
11 67 (1.76%) Cloud Native
11 67 (1.76%) Social Media
12 52 (1.36%) Public Cloud
13 48 (1.26%) Derivative
14 40 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 35 (0.92%) PMI
16 34 (0.89%) NHS
17 33 (0.87%) Online Banking
17 33 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 291 (7.63%) Windows
2 194 (5.09%) Linux
3 113 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 102 (2.68%) Unix
5 82 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 81 (2.12%) Android
7 28 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 20 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.37%) CentOS
11 14 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.13%) Fedora
16 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.10%) Solaris
17 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.026%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,400 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 927 (24.31%) Problem-Solving
3 591 (15.50%) Analytics
4 558 (14.63%) Project Management
5 433 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 416 (10.91%) DevOps
7 404 (10.60%) Mentoring
8 382 (10.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 326 (8.55%) Scrum
10 313 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 305 (8.00%) Coaching
12 303 (7.95%) ITIL
13 271 (7.11%) Software Engineering
14 241 (6.32%) Project Delivery
15 231 (6.06%) Visualisation
16 228 (5.98%) SDLC
17 223 (5.85%) Change Management
18 221 (5.80%) Data Analysis
19 218 (5.72%) TDD
20 212 (5.56%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 714 (18.73%) SQL
2 399 (10.46%) Java
3 398 (10.44%) Python
4 378 (9.91%) JavaScript
5 332 (8.71%) C#
6 152 (3.99%) R
7 102 (2.68%) C
8 100 (2.62%) T-SQL
9 89 (2.33%) TypeScript
10 88 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 64 (1.68%) PHP
12 61 (1.60%) Kotlin
13 57 (1.49%) Ruby
14 56 (1.47%) VB.NET
15 51 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 48 (1.26%) C++
16 48 (1.26%) Go
17 46 (1.21%) Bash Shell
18 34 (0.89%) VBA
19 33 (0.87%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 578 (15.16%) Degree
2 118 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 76 (1.99%) PMP
4 75 (1.97%) CISSP
4 75 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 67 (1.76%) PMI Certification
7 60 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 49 (1.29%) CISM
9 47 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (0.79%) CISA
12 25 (0.66%) CRISC
13 24 (0.63%) ISEB
14 22 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.58%) Master's Degree
15 20 (0.52%) CEH
16 19 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 19 (0.50%) MCSA
17 18 (0.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.57%) QA
2 108 (2.83%) Data Quality
3 103 (2.70%) PMO
4 91 (2.39%) SLA
5 66 (1.73%) GDPR
5 66 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.76%) NIST
6 29 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 15 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.34%) RMADS
10 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.29%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.26%) COBIT
12 10 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.21%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 208 (5.46%) Docker
2 149 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 63 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.68%) vSphere
6 14 (0.37%) XenApp
7 10 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 10 (0.26%) HDFS
8 9 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (0.21%) Firmware
10 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.13%) Varnish
13 4 (0.10%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.10%) IAG
13 4 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.079%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 155 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 84 (2.20%) Terraform
3 60 (1.57%) Ansible
4 45 (1.18%) SCCM
5 26 (0.68%) Puppet
6 17 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.45%) Packer
7 16 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.26%) Consul
9 10 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.24%) CSIRT
10 9 (0.24%) WSUS
11 7 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.16%) Nagios
12 6 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 571 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 214 (5.61%) Google
3 198 (5.19%) Tableau
4 194 (5.09%) Oracle
5 151 (3.96%) VMware
6 134 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 133 (3.49%) SAP
8 91 (2.39%) IBM
9 86 (2.26%) Cisco
10 64 (1.68%) Citrix
11 42 (1.10%) HP
12 41 (1.08%) WorldPay
13 39 (1.02%) Teradata
14 38 (1.00%) Informatica
15 29 (0.76%) NetApp
15 29 (0.76%) Veeam
16 28 (0.73%) Dell
17 27 (0.71%) Atlassian
18 25 (0.66%) Capita
18 25 (0.66%) EMC