Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Digital Economy (Web Economy, New Economy)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1050 1033 832
Rank change year-on-year -17 -201 +466
Permanent jobs citing Digital Economy 144 165 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.089% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.18% 0.21% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71 105 228
UK median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -0.50% -12.61%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,925
90th Percentile £87,500 £91,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -30.00% +5.26% -17.39%

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 78450 79007 96830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.67% 42.58% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 57814 64116 77832
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -3 143 £59,000 +12.38% 2
UK excluding London +42 94 £35,000 -30.00%
South East +56 85 £35,000 -30.00%
London -39 49 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South West +10 5 £77,500 +72.22%
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 81 (56.25%) Risk Management
2 55 (38.19%) Degree
3 47 (32.64%) Linux
4 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (29.17%) Marketing
6 39 (27.08%) Java
7 38 (26.39%) Cisco
8 35 (24.31%) ITIL
9 33 (22.92%) CheckPoint
9 33 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (22.92%) Palo Alto
10 31 (21.53%) Firewall
11 28 (19.44%) Computer Science
12 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
13 25 (17.36%) Test Management
13 25 (17.36%) ISTQB
13 25 (17.36%) Test Strategy
13 25 (17.36%) Regression Testing
13 25 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (15.97%) Open Source
15 22 (15.28%) JIRA
16 21 (14.58%) Test Scripting
16 21 (14.58%) WebDriver
16 21 (14.58%) User Stories
16 21 (14.58%) JMeter
16 21 (14.58%) Shell Script
16 21 (14.58%) Client/Server
16 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
16 21 (14.58%) Issue Tracking
17 20 (13.89%) HTML

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 (4.17%) WordPress
2 4 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.39%) Apache
3 2 (1.39%) CMS
3 2 (1.39%) nginx
3 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.17%) SaaS
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.08%) Serverless
5 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.53%) Firewall
2 20 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.47%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (3.47%) DMVPN
4 5 (3.47%) FWSM
4 5 (3.47%) IPsec
4 5 (3.47%) SSL
4 5 (3.47%) VPN
5 2 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) GIS
2 5 (3.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.47%) MySQL
3 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.78%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (2.08%) OpenTSDB
4 3 (2.08%) Parquet
4 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.28%) JIRA
2 21 (14.58%) JMeter
2 21 (14.58%) WebDriver
3 20 (13.89%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.69%) Babel
5 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.69%) Grunt
5 1 (0.69%) gulp
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 42 (29.17%) Marketing
2 18 (12.50%) German Language
3 11 (7.64%) Finance
3 11 (7.64%) French Language
4 5 (3.47%) Advertising
4 5 (3.47%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Legal
5 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) Software Tester
1 21 (14.58%) Tester
2 18 (12.50%) Developer
3 15 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Analyst
5 11 (7.64%) Blue Coat Analyst
5 11 (7.64%) Firewall Analyst
5 11 (7.64%) Security Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) SAP Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Senior Technical Writer
6 8 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Technical Writer
7 7 (4.86%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Senior Security Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) SIEM Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.89%) HTML
2 17 (11.81%) CSS
3 13 (9.03%) HTML5
4 11 (7.64%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.94%) React
6 9 (6.25%) Node.js
6 9 (6.25%) Web Services
7 8 (5.56%) RESTful
8 5 (3.47%) JSON
8 5 (3.47%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (2.78%) CSS3
9 4 (2.78%) J2EE
9 4 (2.78%) jQuery
9 4 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
9 4 (2.78%) SAP PI
9 4 (2.78%) SAPUI5
10 3 (2.08%) Backbone.js
10 3 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.08%) PostGIS
10 3 (2.08%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (19.44%) Computer Science
3 21 (14.58%) Client/Server
4 14 (9.72%) User Experience
5 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.39%) Fintech
8 2 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.69%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 47 (32.64%) Linux
2 20 (13.89%) Unix
3 18 (12.50%) Solaris
3 18 (12.50%) Windows
3 18 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (56.25%) Risk Management
2 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.31%) ITIL
4 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
5 25 (17.36%) Regression Testing
5 25 (17.36%) Test Management
5 25 (17.36%) Test Strategy
6 23 (15.97%) Open Source
7 21 (14.58%) Issue Tracking
7 21 (14.58%) Test Scripting
7 21 (14.58%) User Stories
8 19 (13.19%) Project Management
9 14 (9.72%) Product Management
10 12 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.94%) Security Operations
12 8 (5.56%) Information Architecture
12 8 (5.56%) ITSM
12 8 (5.56%) Service Design
12 8 (5.56%) Six Sigma
12 8 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.08%) Java
2 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
2 21 (14.58%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.56%) Python
4 7 (4.86%) Ruby
5 5 (3.47%) PHP
5 5 (3.47%) SQL
6 4 (2.78%) Apex Code
7 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.08%) C++
7 3 (2.08%) ES6
8 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.39%) C#
8 2 (1.39%) Go
8 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.39%) Perl
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (38.19%) Degree
2 25 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 25 (17.36%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.86%) CISSP
4 5 (3.47%) CISM
5 4 (2.78%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.78%) MBA
6 2 (1.39%) CISA
6 2 (1.39%) OSCP
6 2 (1.39%) SANS
7 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) COBIT
2 7 (4.86%) SLA
3 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.47%) QA
4 2 (1.39%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) SAP ITS
2 3 (2.08%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Ansible
2 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.17%) Puppet
3 5 (3.47%) Nessus
3 5 (3.47%) Nmap
4 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (2.08%) Kibana
5 3 (2.08%) logstash
6 2 (1.39%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (26.39%) Cisco
2 33 (22.92%) CheckPoint
2 33 (22.92%) Palo Alto
3 18 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 18 (12.50%) Crossbeam
3 18 (12.50%) F5
3 18 (12.50%) Juniper
3 18 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 12 (8.33%) SAP
5 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.86%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.47%) NetWitness
7 5 (3.47%) Qualys
7 5 (3.47%) Splunk
7 5 (3.47%) WooCommerce
8 4 (2.78%) Ariba
8 4 (2.78%) Concur
8 4 (2.78%) Informatica
8 4 (2.78%) Jitterbit
8 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com