Period
to 1 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Documentation Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Documentation Skills
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 438 446 360
Rank change year-on-year +8 -86 +42
Permanent jobs citing Documentation Skills 754 388 1,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.57% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.18% 1.07% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 493 320 821
10th Percentile £33,765 £29,925 £29,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Documentation Skills 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 64,166 36,411 80,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.79% 53.55% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40,508 28,400 61,436
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Documentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Documentation Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills.

Salary trend for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Documentation Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 1 August 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 -18 614 £55,000 - 123
UK excluding London -32 358 £47,500 +5.56% 84
London +14 318 £60,000 -7.69% 46
Work from Home -151 149 £55,000 -4.35% 21
South East -57 98 £47,500 +2.70% 27
Scotland 0 68 £47,500 -30.91% 6
Midlands -82 62 £45,000 -10.00% 13
South West -41 47 £50,000 +11.11% 9
North of England -85 47 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Midlands -83 42 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North West -47 28 £47,500 -5.00% 10
East of England -29 26 £55,000 +37.50% 14
East Midlands -32 20 £42,500 -20.93% 4
Yorkshire -62 17 £38,375 -4.06%
Wales -16 11 £37,500 +10.29% 1
North East -35 2 £65,000 +128.07% 3

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Documentation Skills 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 Documentation Skills.

1 448 (59.42%) Social Skills
2 230 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 191 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (24.40%) Finance
5 167 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
6 151 (20.03%) Azure
7 142 (18.83%) Windows
8 131 (17.37%) SQL
9 121 (16.05%) Degree
10 110 (14.59%) DevOps
11 104 (13.79%) Project Management
12 101 (13.40%) JavaScript
13 95 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
14 93 (12.33%) Linux
15 90 (11.94%) Active Directory
16 87 (11.54%) Project Delivery
17 86 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 86 (11.41%) Microsoft 365
18 81 (10.74%) Git (software)
18 81 (10.74%) Java
19 76 (10.08%) CSS
20 75 (9.95%) Python
20 75 (9.95%) PowerShell
21 70 (9.28%) C#
21 70 (9.28%) AWS
22 69 (9.15%) Oracle
22 69 (9.15%) .NET
23 67 (8.89%) SaaS
24 66 (8.75%) Jenkins
24 66 (8.75%) Firewall

Documentation Skills
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 51 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.11%) Confluence
3 23 (3.05%) nginx
4 19 (2.52%) IIS
5 16 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
7 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.80%) CICS
8 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.66%) Traefik
10 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 3 (0.40%) CMS
11 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.27%) SAS
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.58%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.80%) OrCAD
7 3 (0.40%) Figma
7 3 (0.40%) Sketch
8 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.27%) Houdini
8 2 (0.27%) InVision
8 2 (0.27%) Marvel
8 2 (0.27%) Maya
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 39 (5.17%) Oracle Applications
2 32 (4.24%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.53%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.53%) OPENHousing
6 4 (0.53%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.53%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (0.53%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.40%) Shopify
8 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CAR
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 151 (20.03%) Azure
2 86 (11.41%) Microsoft 365
3 70 (9.28%) AWS
4 67 (8.89%) SaaS
5 38 (5.04%) Power Platform
6 34 (4.51%) GitHub
7 31 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (3.98%) PaaS
9 29 (3.85%) IaaS
10 28 (3.71%) OneDrive
11 23 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (2.79%) PowerApps
13 20 (2.65%) Amazon S3
14 19 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
15 18 (2.39%) Twilio
16 14 (1.86%) Power Automate
17 11 (1.46%) GCP
18 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
18 10 (1.33%) Serverless
19 9 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.75%) Firewall
2 49 (6.50%) DNS
3 37 (4.91%) DHCP
4 34 (4.51%) HTTP
5 33 (4.38%) LAN
6 28 (3.71%) WAN
7 26 (3.45%) SAN
8 25 (3.32%) VPN
9 23 (3.05%) TCP/IP
10 22 (2.92%) Internet
11 21 (2.79%) Network Security
12 17 (2.25%) Skype
12 17 (2.25%) VLAN
13 12 (1.59%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.46%) FTP
14 11 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.19%) BIG-IP
15 9 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.51%) MongoDB
3 32 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.71%) MySQL
6 25 (3.32%) Power BI
7 21 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.99%) Big Data
9 15 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.06%) DB2
13 8 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 66 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.76%) JIRA
4 41 (5.44%) Maven
5 24 (3.18%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.72%) gulp
7 12 (1.59%) webpack
8 11 (1.46%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.19%) Selenium
10 6 (0.80%) Subversion
11 5 (0.66%) git-flow
11 5 (0.66%) Gradle
11 5 (0.66%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.53%) GitLab
12 4 (0.53%) Mocha
12 4 (0.53%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 448 (59.42%) Social Skills
2 184 (24.40%) Finance
3 95 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (7.43%) Presentation Skills
5 40 (5.31%) Financial Institution
6 36 (4.77%) Legal
7 35 (4.64%) Banking
7 35 (4.64%) Telecoms
8 31 (4.11%) Retail
9 29 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (3.32%) Electronics
10 25 (3.32%) Law
11 19 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
12 18 (2.39%) Marketing
13 15 (1.99%) Automotive
14 13 (1.72%) Public Sector
15 12 (1.59%) Back Office
15 12 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 12 (1.59%) Manufacturing
16 9 (1.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (18.04%) Developer
2 122 (16.18%) Analyst
3 74 (9.81%) Business Analyst
4 63 (8.36%) Consultant
5 49 (6.50%) Project Manager
6 48 (6.37%) Architect
7 35 (4.64%) Senior Manager
7 35 (4.64%) Senior Project Manager
8 33 (4.38%) ERP Manager
9 32 (4.24%) Oracle Project Manager
10 31 (4.11%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.71%) ERP Project Manager
11 28 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
13 23 (3.05%) Implementation Analyst
14 22 (2.92%) Network Engineer
15 20 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.65%) IT Analyst
16 19 (2.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.08%) CSS
2 69 (9.15%) .NET
3 62 (8.22%) HTML
4 61 (8.09%) Spring
5 60 (7.96%) REST
6 53 (7.03%) Spring Boot
7 50 (6.63%) React
8 46 (6.10%) XML
9 44 (5.84%) AngularJS
10 40 (5.31%) Node.js
11 35 (4.64%) JSON
12 31 (4.11%) RESTful
13 30 (3.98%) HTML5
14 25 (3.32%) ASP.NET
14 25 (3.32%) SOAP
15 23 (3.05%) Web Services
16 22 (2.92%) jQuery
17 21 (2.79%) Redux
18 19 (2.52%) Angular 2
18 19 (2.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 39 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 38 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 36 (4.77%) User Experience
6 25 (3.32%) Reinsurance
7 16 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.99%) Smart Home
9 14 (1.86%) Home Automation
9 14 (1.86%) Internet of Things
10 13 (1.72%) Replication
11 12 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.46%) Blog
12 11 (1.46%) Clustering
12 11 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.33%) FMCG
14 9 (1.19%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.19%) Derivative
14 9 (1.19%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 142 (18.83%) Windows
2 93 (12.33%) Linux
3 47 (6.23%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.84%) Windows 10
5 26 (3.45%) Android
6 24 (3.18%) Apple iOS
7 20 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 17 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.46%) Unix
11 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.19%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.06%) CentOS
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.66%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (14.59%) DevOps
4 104 (13.79%) Project Management
5 87 (11.54%) Project Delivery
6 86 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (8.62%) SDLC
8 62 (8.22%) ERP
9 61 (8.09%) Migration
10 58 (7.69%) Microservices
11 57 (7.56%) Presales
12 55 (7.29%) Business Analysis
13 53 (7.03%) Change Management
13 53 (7.03%) Computer Science
13 53 (7.03%) Scrum
14 52 (6.90%) ITIL
15 48 (6.37%) Project Planning
16 47 (6.23%) PRINCE2
16 47 (6.23%) Technical Leadership
17 45 (5.97%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 131 (17.37%) SQL
2 101 (13.40%) JavaScript
3 81 (10.74%) Java
4 75 (9.95%) PowerShell
4 75 (9.95%) Python
5 70 (9.28%) C#
6 32 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 31 (4.11%) TypeScript
8 23 (3.05%) Java 8
9 22 (2.92%) C++
10 19 (2.52%) VB
11 17 (2.25%) C
12 12 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 12 (1.59%) Perl
12 12 (1.59%) PHP
12 12 (1.59%) R
13 11 (1.46%) VBScript
14 9 (1.19%) VBA
15 8 (1.06%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.80%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 121 (16.05%) Degree
2 61 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (4.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 32 (4.24%) Oracle Certification
5 31 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (3.45%) CCNA
8 20 (2.65%) CCNP
9 18 (2.39%) PMP
10 17 (2.25%) PMI Certification
11 16 (2.12%) MCSE
12 13 (1.72%) MCP
13 12 (1.59%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.06%) VCP6
15 8 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.80%) CCIE
16 6 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.80%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.76%) QA
2 30 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.12%) SLA
4 12 (1.59%) Accessibility
4 12 (1.59%) PMO
5 9 (1.19%) Basel II
5 9 (1.19%) CRD IV
5 9 (1.19%) GDPR
6 8 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.80%) COBIT
7 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.80%) RMADS
8 5 (0.66%) WCAG
9 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 90 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.36%) Docker
3 40 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.33%) XenApp
7 8 (1.06%) vSphere
8 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.80%) Time Sharing Option
10 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.53%) Firmware
11 4 (0.53%) LXC
11 4 (0.53%) NFS
11 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.27%) GPFS
13 2 (0.27%) Samba
14 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 64 (8.49%) Kubernetes
2 41 (5.44%) Ansible
3 38 (5.04%) SCCM
4 34 (4.51%) Terraform
5 30 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (2.39%) HAProxy
7 14 (1.86%) Puppet
8 13 (1.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 12 (1.59%) Sysprep
9 12 (1.59%) WMI
10 9 (1.19%) Data Guard
10 9 (1.19%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.19%) Rancher
11 8 (1.06%) Grafana
11 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.66%) Consul
14 5 (0.66%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 230 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.15%) Oracle
3 64 (8.49%) VMware
4 37 (4.91%) Cisco
5 31 (4.11%) Citrix
6 26 (3.45%) HP
7 23 (3.05%) SAP
8 18 (2.39%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.39%) Google
8 18 (2.39%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.99%) NetApp
10 14 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.86%) Veeam
11 13 (1.72%) Remedy
12 12 (1.59%) Dell
13 11 (1.46%) Aruba
13 11 (1.46%) F5
14 10 (1.33%) Cadence
14 10 (1.33%) Nimble Storage
15 9 (1.19%) Sophos