Period
to 15 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FMCG over the 6 months to 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 595 649 708
Rank change year-on-year +54 +59 -16
Permanent jobs citing FMCG 255 335 462
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.77% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 197 264 349
10th Percentile £35,750 £30,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £50,000 £56,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.50% -5.83%
75th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £96,250 £98,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -16.28% -2.27%

FMCG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,107 43,442 58,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.64% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,456 33,855 44,741
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

FMCG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing FMCG.

Salary trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing FMCG over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the UK over the 6 months to 15 April 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 +50 228 £60,000 +17.07% 122
UK excluding London +38 139 £50,000 +11.11% 110
London +101 108 £72,500 +28.89% 25
North of England +56 51 £50,000 -9.09% 43
Work from Home -94 43 £65,000 +8.33% 10
North West +44 35 £70,000 - 19
Midlands +6 23 £50,000 -6.98% 19
South East +82 22 £51,250 +20.59% 19
Scotland +20 16 £38,000 +20.63% 8
Yorkshire +12 15 £42,500 +23.64% 20
West Midlands +11 14 £55,000 -6.38% 7
East of England -13 14 £52,500 +16.67% 2
South West +23 11 £31,250 -34.21% 15
East Midlands +16 9 £50,000 +14.29% 12
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £40,000 - 4
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, IT jobs citing FMCG 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 FMCG.

1 80 (31.37%) Retail
2 61 (23.92%) SQL
3 50 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 45 (17.65%) Finance
4 45 (17.65%) Manufacturing
5 43 (16.86%) Marketing
6 41 (16.08%) Analytics
6 41 (16.08%) Logistics
6 41 (16.08%) E-Commerce
7 40 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (15.29%) Degree
9 37 (14.51%) SAP
10 34 (13.33%) ERP
11 32 (12.55%) Project Management
12 29 (11.37%) Python
12 29 (11.37%) Azure
13 28 (10.98%) Windows
13 28 (10.98%) Data Analysis
14 26 (10.20%) Microsoft 365
15 25 (9.80%) Windows Server
16 24 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (8.63%) B2B
17 22 (8.63%) Information Security
17 22 (8.63%) Visualisation
18 21 (8.24%) Mathematics
18 21 (8.24%) Statistics
18 21 (8.24%) Data Visualisation
18 21 (8.24%) Web Services
18 21 (8.24%) SQL Server

FMCG
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 9 (3.53%) SAS
2 6 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Fuse
4 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.18%) WordPress
6 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (3.53%) SPSS
4 2 (0.78%) Simulink
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (7.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (5.10%) NetSuite
3 6 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.96%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.96%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (1.18%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.39%) Magento
7 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.39%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.39%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.37%) Azure
2 26 (10.20%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (7.45%) AWS
4 9 (3.53%) SaaS
5 8 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.35%) IaaS
7 6 (2.35%) PaaS
8 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.18%) Akamai
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.18%) GCP
10 2 (0.78%) Asana
10 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.78%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.78%) Logic Apps
10 2 (0.78%) Slack
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.39%) npm
11 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.49%) WAN
2 12 (4.71%) Firewall
2 12 (4.71%) LAN
3 11 (4.31%) Internet
4 10 (3.92%) SAN
4 10 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (3.14%) MPLS
6 4 (1.57%) DNS
6 4 (1.57%) Intranet
7 3 (1.18%) Network Security
8 2 (0.78%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.39%) DHCP
9 1 (0.39%) HTTP
9 1 (0.39%) ICMP
9 1 (0.39%) PPP
9 1 (0.39%) SNMP
9 1 (0.39%) SSL
9 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.88%) Big Data
3 13 (5.10%) Tableau
4 9 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.96%) Power BI
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.57%) OLAP
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.18%) MySQL
7 3 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (0.78%) RSpec
3 1 (0.39%) Grunt
3 1 (0.39%) gulp
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) RStudio
3 1 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 80 (31.37%) Retail
2 45 (17.65%) Finance
2 45 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 43 (16.86%) Marketing
4 19 (7.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.53%) Brand Awareness
5 9 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.14%) Automotive
6 8 (3.14%) Banking
6 8 (3.14%) Legal
6 8 (3.14%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.75%) Publishing
8 6 (2.35%) German Language
9 5 (1.96%) French Language
10 4 (1.57%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.18%) Advertising
11 3 (1.18%) Law
12 2 (0.78%) Back Office
12 2 (0.78%) Electronics
12 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 48 (18.82%) Analyst
2 24 (9.41%) Consultant
3 21 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.45%) Architect
5 16 (6.27%) Developer
6 15 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 14 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.10%) IT Engineer
8 13 (5.10%) Systems Manager
9 12 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.31%) Business Manager
10 11 (4.31%) Functional Consultant
10 11 (4.31%) Senior Manager
11 10 (3.92%) Business Systems Manager
11 10 (3.92%) IT Analyst
11 10 (3.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
11 10 (3.92%) SAP Manager
12 9 (3.53%) Insight Manager
12 9 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.24%) Web Services
2 15 (5.88%) EDI
3 7 (2.75%) .NET
4 5 (1.96%) scikit-learn
4 5 (1.96%) TensorFlow
4 5 (1.96%) Theano
4 5 (1.96%) Torch
5 4 (1.57%) HTML
5 4 (1.57%) Middleware
5 4 (1.57%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.18%) CSS
6 3 (1.18%) REST
6 3 (1.18%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.78%) GraphQL
7 2 (0.78%) Next.js
7 2 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.49%) Life Science
3 13 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.57%) EPoS
5 4 (1.57%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.57%) Replication
5 4 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.57%) User Experience
6 3 (1.18%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.39%) SCADA
8 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Windows
2 25 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.06%) Linux
4 10 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.57%) Unix
7 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.08%) Analytics
1 41 (16.08%) E-Commerce
1 41 (16.08%) Logistics
2 40 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.33%) ERP
4 32 (12.55%) Project Management
5 28 (10.98%) Data Analysis
6 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (8.63%) B2B
7 22 (8.63%) Information Security
7 22 (8.63%) Visualisation
8 21 (8.24%) Data Science
8 21 (8.24%) Data Visualisation
8 21 (8.24%) Mathematics
8 21 (8.24%) Statistics
9 20 (7.84%) Artificial Intelligence
9 20 (7.84%) Computer Science
9 20 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 61 (23.92%) SQL
2 29 (11.37%) Python
3 13 (5.10%) Java
4 12 (4.71%) R
5 7 (2.75%) C#
5 7 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.96%) Ruby
7 4 (1.57%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.18%) C
8 3 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.18%) Go
8 3 (1.18%) PHP
8 3 (1.18%) VBA
9 2 (0.78%) C++
9 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.78%) Scala
9 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.39%) ABAP
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (15.29%) Degree
2 14 (5.49%) MBA
3 8 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.35%) CISSP
5 6 (2.35%) Postgraduate
6 5 (1.96%) CCNA
6 5 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.18%) CEH
7 3 (1.18%) CISM
7 3 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.18%) SANS
7 3 (1.18%) SSCP
8 2 (0.78%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.78%) GCIA
8 2 (0.78%) GCIH
8 2 (0.78%) GIAC
8 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) GDPR
2 7 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.75%) SLA
3 6 (2.35%) PMO
4 5 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.39%) NIST
7 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 20 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.92%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.35%) Docker
5 5 (1.96%) vSphere
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) NetBackup
1 10 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (3.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (2.35%) SCCM
4 5 (1.96%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.57%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.18%) Ansible
6 3 (1.18%) Nessus
6 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.51%) SAP
3 17 (6.67%) Google
3 17 (6.67%) VMware
4 15 (5.88%) Citrix
5 14 (5.49%) Oracle
6 11 (4.31%) Cisco
7 10 (3.92%) EMC
7 10 (3.92%) HP
7 10 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.92%) Symantec
8 9 (3.53%) App Annie
9 8 (3.14%) Juniper
10 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.18%) Adobe
11 3 (1.18%) hybris
11 3 (1.18%) New Relic
12 2 (0.78%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.78%) Sage
12 2 (0.78%) Veeam