Period
to 21 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Economy in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Economy over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Digital Economy (Web Economy, New Economy)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1024 1070 734
Rank change year-on-year +46 -336 +601
Permanent jobs citing Digital Economy 154 152 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.080% 0.29%
As % of the General category 0.20% 0.18% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 76 119 242
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,125 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% -26.09%

Digital Economy is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 76657 82229 98477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.03% 44.95%
Number of salaries quoted 55649 67086 78373
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Digital Economy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Economy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Economy over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Economy within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +61 153 £55,000 +4.76% 3
UK excluding London +111 106 £35,000 -26.32%
South East +120 100 £35,000 -36.36%
London -34 47 £65,000 +23.81% 3
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
South West +1 2 £80,000 +77.78%
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Digital Economy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Digital Economy.

1 97 (62.99%) Risk Management
2 61 (39.61%) Degree
3 60 (38.96%) Linux
4 54 (35.06%) Cisco
5 48 (31.17%) Firewall
6 47 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (28.57%) ITIL
8 43 (27.92%) CheckPoint
8 43 (27.92%) Marketing
8 43 (27.92%) Palo Alto
9 38 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (22.08%) Java
11 31 (20.13%) Juniper
11 31 (20.13%) Blue Coat
11 31 (20.13%) F5
12 29 (18.83%) Computer Science
12 29 (18.83%) Unix
13 28 (18.18%) Windows
13 28 (18.18%) TCP/IP
14 27 (17.53%) Sourcefire
15 26 (16.88%) ISTQB
15 26 (16.88%) Test Management
15 26 (16.88%) Test Automation
15 26 (16.88%) Regression Testing
15 26 (16.88%) Test Strategy
15 26 (16.88%) Computer Science Degree
16 25 (16.23%) JIRA
16 25 (16.23%) German Language
17 24 (15.58%) Crossbeam
17 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008

Digital Economy
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 6 (3.90%) WordPress
2 4 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.30%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) SaaS
2 5 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.30%) Serverless
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (31.17%) Firewall
2 28 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 21 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (7.79%) VPN
5 9 (5.84%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (5.84%) DMVPN
5 9 (5.84%) FWSM
5 9 (5.84%) IPsec
5 9 (5.84%) SSL
6 4 (2.60%) Internet
6 4 (2.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) GIS
2 5 (3.25%) MySQL
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.60%) Big Data
3 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.60%) SAP HANA
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.30%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.30%) OpenTSDB
5 2 (1.30%) Parquet
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (16.23%) JIRA
2 22 (14.29%) JMeter
2 22 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 17 (11.04%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.60%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (27.92%) Marketing
2 25 (16.23%) German Language
3 16 (10.39%) French Language
4 11 (7.14%) Finance
5 9 (5.84%) Legal
6 6 (3.90%) Advertising
7 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.30%) Retail
9 1 (0.65%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.65%) Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (14.29%) Software Tester
1 22 (14.29%) Tester
2 19 (12.34%) Security Engineer
3 18 (11.69%) Developer
4 15 (9.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (9.09%) Analyst
6 13 (8.44%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 12 (7.79%) Firewall Analyst
7 12 (7.79%) Security Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Security Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Security Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) SIEM Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Splunk Consultant
10 8 (5.19%) SAP Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Senior Technical Writer
10 8 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.04%) CSS
1 17 (11.04%) HTML
2 9 (5.84%) HTML5
2 9 (5.84%) Node.js
3 8 (5.19%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.55%) React
5 5 (3.25%) JSON
5 5 (3.25%) RESTful
5 5 (3.25%) Semantic HTML
6 4 (2.60%) CSS3
6 4 (2.60%) J2EE
6 4 (2.60%) jQuery
6 4 (2.60%) SAP Fiori
6 4 (2.60%) SAP PI
6 4 (2.60%) SAPUI5
7 3 (1.95%) Ember.js
7 3 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.95%) Web Services
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (18.83%) Computer Science
3 22 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 12 (7.79%) User Experience
5 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.96%) Linux
2 29 (18.83%) Unix
3 28 (18.18%) Windows
4 24 (15.58%) Solaris
4 24 (15.58%) Windows 2000
4 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.95%) Android
5 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (62.99%) Risk Management
2 47 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (28.57%) ITIL
4 26 (16.88%) Regression Testing
4 26 (16.88%) Test Automation
4 26 (16.88%) Test Management
4 26 (16.88%) Test Strategy
5 22 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 22 (14.29%) Open Source
5 22 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 22 (14.29%) User Stories
6 16 (10.39%) Project Management
7 14 (9.09%) Product Management
8 13 (8.44%) Information Security
8 13 (8.44%) Security Operations
8 13 (8.44%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.14%) Presales
10 10 (6.49%) Project Planning
10 10 (6.49%) Regulatory Compliance
10 10 (6.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.08%) Java
2 22 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.49%) SQL
5 8 (5.19%) PHP
6 6 (3.90%) Python
7 5 (3.25%) Perl
7 5 (3.25%) Ruby
8 4 (2.60%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.95%) ES6
10 2 (1.30%) Go
11 1 (0.65%) C#
11 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (39.61%) Degree
2 26 (16.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (16.88%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.79%) CISSP
4 10 (6.49%) CISM
5 5 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.25%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (2.60%) Master's Degree
6 4 (2.60%) MBA
7 3 (1.95%) CCIE
7 3 (1.95%) CCIE Service Provider
7 3 (1.95%) CCSE
7 3 (1.95%) CCSP
7 3 (1.95%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.30%) CCNA
8 2 (1.30%) CCNP
8 2 (1.30%) CISA
8 2 (1.30%) OSCP
8 2 (1.30%) SANS
9 1 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.39%) SLA
2 10 (6.49%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (5.19%) COBIT
5 4 (2.60%) QA
6 1 (0.65%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) SAP ITS
2 3 (1.95%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.30%) Docker
4 1 (0.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Nessus
1 9 (5.84%) Nmap
2 4 (2.60%) Ansible
2 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 2 (1.30%) Kibana
3 2 (1.30%) logstash
3 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (35.06%) Cisco
2 43 (27.92%) CheckPoint
2 43 (27.92%) Palo Alto
3 31 (20.13%) Blue Coat
3 31 (20.13%) F5
3 31 (20.13%) Juniper
4 27 (17.53%) Sourcefire
5 24 (15.58%) Crossbeam
6 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.79%) SAP
7 9 (5.84%) NetWitness
7 9 (5.84%) Qualys
7 9 (5.84%) Splunk
8 7 (4.55%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.60%) Ariba
9 4 (2.60%) Concur
9 4 (2.60%) Informatica
9 4 (2.60%) Jitterbit
9 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.95%) HP