Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GAP Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GAP Analysis over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GAP Analysis
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 519 636
Rank change year-on-year -80 +117 -38
Permanent jobs citing GAP Analysis 438 287 549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 292 178 396
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,600 £35,375
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +10.17% -1.67%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,188 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,375 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -24.00% +13.64% +1.85%

GAP Analysis 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 105,854 64,027 133,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.78% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,195 51,873 106,459
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GAP Analysis.

Salary trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GAP Analysis over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 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 -16 393 £55,000 -15.38% 77
London -32 194 £65,000 -3.70% 29
UK excluding London -48 193 £47,500 -24.00% 51
Work from Home -168 82 £65,000 -13.33% 13
Midlands -47 64 £42,500 -29.17% 16
West Midlands -23 59 £42,500 -29.17% 8
South East -77 52 £60,000 -11.11% 6
North of England -44 34 £47,500 - 15
South West -79 22 £65,000 - 6
Yorkshire -62 17 £47,500 +26.67% 8
East of England -24 15 £40,000 -42.86% 5
North West -40 15 £46,250 -23.55% 7
East Midlands -54 5 £47,500 -7.77% 8
North East -22 2 £42,500 -10.53%
Wales -29 2 £42,750 +3.64%
Scotland -75 2 £60,000 +43.71% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis.

1 157 (35.84%) Finance
2 113 (25.80%) Social Skills
3 101 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (21.00%) Cybersecurity
5 86 (19.63%) SaaS
6 83 (18.95%) Requirements Gathering
7 75 (17.12%) Presales
8 74 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
9 73 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 68 (15.53%) ERP
11 65 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (14.38%) Oracle
13 62 (14.16%) Workshop Facilitation
14 60 (13.70%) Project Management
15 56 (12.79%) Use Case
15 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
15 56 (12.79%) Project Delivery
16 55 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 55 (12.56%) Business Analysis
17 53 (12.10%) Risk Management
18 51 (11.64%) SDLC
19 50 (11.42%) Workflow
20 49 (11.19%) Requirements Analysis
21 48 (10.96%) GDPR
22 47 (10.73%) Feasibility Study
22 47 (10.73%) Migration
23 45 (10.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 45 (10.27%) QA
24 44 (10.05%) Process Improvement
24 44 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management

GAP Analysis
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 10 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (6.62%) MS Visio
2 23 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.65%) Oracle Smart View
5 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (8.45%) Oracle ERP
2 35 (7.99%) Oracle Payables
3 32 (7.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (4.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 18 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (3.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 16 (3.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (3.42%) FastStats
7 15 (3.42%) Oracle 11i
7 15 (3.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
10 11 (2.51%) NetSuite
11 10 (2.28%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
13 4 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
14 3 (0.68%) Infor M3
14 3 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 86 (19.63%) SaaS
2 41 (9.36%) AWS
3 36 (8.22%) Azure
4 34 (7.76%) Power Platform
5 23 (5.25%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (4.34%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (4.11%) GCP
8 16 (3.65%) Serverless
9 10 (2.28%) IaaS
9 10 (2.28%) PaaS
10 6 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.37%) GitHub
10 6 (1.37%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.91%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.68%) Force.com
12 3 (0.68%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.46%) FinancialForce
13 2 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.23%) Apigee
14 1 (0.23%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.94%) Firewall
2 9 (2.05%) Network Security
3 4 (0.91%) Internet
3 4 (0.91%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.79%) Power BI
2 20 (4.57%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (4.11%) Tableau
4 13 (2.97%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.28%) Blockchain
5 10 (2.28%) Metadata
6 7 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.91%) Big Data
7 4 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.91%) MySQL
8 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.46%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.23%) MS Access
10 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.42%) JIRA
2 8 (1.83%) GitLab
3 4 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.46%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.46%) Snyk
5 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 157 (35.84%) Finance
2 113 (25.80%) Social Skills
3 74 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (9.13%) Marketing
5 35 (7.99%) Manufacturing
6 25 (5.71%) Legal
6 25 (5.71%) Public Sector
7 22 (5.02%) Banking
7 22 (5.02%) Law
8 21 (4.79%) General Ledger
8 21 (4.79%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (4.57%) Billing
10 18 (4.11%) Retail
11 17 (3.88%) Retail Banking
12 15 (3.42%) Influencing Skills
13 14 (3.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 6 (1.37%) Automotive
15 5 (1.14%) Telecoms
16 4 (0.91%) Back Office
16 4 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 164 (37.44%) Consultant
2 149 (34.02%) Analyst
3 129 (29.45%) Business Analyst
4 69 (15.75%) Senior Consultant
5 49 (11.19%) Functional Consultant
6 41 (9.36%) Architect
7 39 (8.90%) Oracle Consultant
8 37 (8.45%) Cloud Consultant
9 36 (8.22%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 31 (7.08%) Senior Functional Consultant
10 31 (7.08%) Senior Oracle Consultant
10 31 (7.08%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
11 30 (6.85%) Splunk Consultant
12 28 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (4.79%) Security Consultant
14 19 (4.34%) SIEM Consultant
15 18 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
15 18 (4.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 17 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (3.42%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.79%) JSON
2 17 (3.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (3.65%) YAML
4 9 (2.05%) Web Services
5 7 (1.60%) REST
6 6 (1.37%) XML
7 5 (1.14%) HTML
7 5 (1.14%) SOAP
8 3 (0.68%) Spring
8 3 (0.68%) Velocity
9 2 (0.46%) Kafka
9 2 (0.46%) Middleware
9 2 (0.46%) OAuth
9 2 (0.46%) OpenID
9 2 (0.46%) SAML
9 2 (0.46%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.23%) .NET
10 1 (0.23%) EDI
10 1 (0.23%) EDIFACT
10 1 (0.23%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.34%) User Experience
4 15 (3.42%) Acoustics
4 15 (3.42%) Marketing Technology
5 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.05%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (0.91%) Housing Association
7 4 (0.91%) Internet of Things
7 4 (0.91%) PMI
7 4 (0.91%) Smart City
7 4 (0.91%) Social Media
8 3 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.46%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.16%) Linux
2 22 (5.02%) Windows
3 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (21.00%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (18.95%) Requirements Gathering
4 75 (17.12%) Presales
5 68 (15.53%) ERP
6 65 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (14.16%) Workshop Facilitation
8 60 (13.70%) Project Management
9 56 (12.79%) Project Delivery
9 56 (12.79%) Use Case
10 55 (12.56%) Business Analysis
10 55 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 53 (12.10%) Risk Management
12 51 (11.64%) SDLC
13 50 (11.42%) Workflow
14 49 (11.19%) Requirements Analysis
15 47 (10.73%) Feasibility Study
15 47 (10.73%) Migration
16 44 (10.05%) Process Improvement
16 44 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.31%) Bash Shell
2 29 (6.62%) Python
3 26 (5.94%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.88%) SQL
5 16 (3.65%) Perl
6 13 (2.97%) VBA
7 6 (1.37%) VB
7 6 (1.37%) VBScript
8 5 (1.14%) C
8 5 (1.14%) Java
8 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.14%) R
9 4 (0.91%) C++
10 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.23%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) COBOL
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.13%) Oracle Certification
3 30 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
4 28 (6.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (5.94%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.71%) Degree
7 17 (3.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 17 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.88%) CISSP
8 16 (3.65%) CCSP
9 12 (2.74%) CISM
9 12 (2.74%) ISEB
10 9 (2.05%) CEH
10 9 (2.05%) GIAC
11 8 (1.83%) OSCP
12 5 (1.14%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.14%) PMP
13 4 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.68%) APMP
14 3 (0.68%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.96%) GDPR
2 45 (10.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (10.27%) QA
3 22 (5.02%) PCI DSS
4 16 (3.65%) NIST
5 14 (3.20%) GRC
6 11 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (1.83%) NIST 800
9 7 (1.60%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.14%) NCSC
10 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.46%) COBIT
11 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.46%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.46%) SLA
12 1 (0.23%) COSO
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (5.94%) Terraform
2 10 (2.28%) Ansible
3 6 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.46%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 73 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.38%) Oracle
3 31 (7.08%) Splunk
4 25 (5.71%) SAP
5 24 (5.48%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (5.25%) Adobe
7 18 (4.11%) Google
8 16 (3.65%) IBM
9 15 (3.42%) Apteco
9 15 (3.42%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 9 (2.05%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.83%) Apple
12 5 (1.14%) HP
12 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.91%) BMC
13 4 (0.91%) IFS
13 4 (0.91%) Infor
13 4 (0.91%) Remedy
13 4 (0.91%) Workday
14 3 (0.68%) Cognizant