Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GAP Analysis
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 505 523
Rank change year-on-year -84 +18 +82
Permanent jobs citing GAP Analysis 657 971 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.61% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 419 557 639
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,750 £85,000 £87,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -

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 148,837 159,663 173,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.05% 91.56% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 118,373 125,920 144,420
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for GAP Analysis in the UK

GAP Analysis
Top 14 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 20 October 2018. 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 -82 624 £60,000 +9.09% 78
UK excluding London -14 321 £50,000 +11.11% 59
London -128 304 £65,000 +8.33% 22
South East -37 87 £55,000 +32.53% 6
Midlands +59 86 £50,000 +12.99% 19
North of England +62 79 £47,500 +26.67% 13
West Midlands +63 67 £40,000 -11.11% 16
North West +12 41 £52,500 +40.00% 10
East of England +14 39 £55,000 - 6
Yorkshire +25 26 £44,000 +17.33% 2
East Midlands +2 19 £53,750 +65.38% 3
South West -3 18 £45,000 -14.29% 12
Scotland -20 16 £82,500 +83.33% 2
North East +2 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 218 (33.18%) Finance
2 161 (24.51%) Business Analysis
3 158 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (20.40%) Degree
5 120 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
6 116 (17.66%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (12.94%) SAP
8 84 (12.79%) Information Security
9 81 (12.33%) Banking
10 80 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (10.20%) Front Office
12 66 (10.05%) Decision-Making
13 65 (9.89%) Retail
13 65 (9.89%) Derivative
14 64 (9.74%) Manufacturing
15 63 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 61 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 53 (8.07%) SQL
18 52 (7.91%) Microsoft
18 52 (7.91%) Change Management
18 52 (7.91%) Marketing
18 52 (7.91%) Investment Banking
19 46 (7.00%) Back Office
19 46 (7.00%) Oracle
20 45 (6.85%) Scrum
20 45 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
20 45 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
21 43 (6.54%) Project Management
22 42 (6.39%) CISM
22 42 (6.39%) ERP

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 7 (1.07%) JBoss
2 6 (0.91%) Apache Solr
2 6 (0.91%) Apache Spark
2 6 (0.91%) IIS
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.30%) Appian
4 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.30%) CMS
4 2 (0.30%) Liferay
4 2 (0.30%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.30%) SAS
4 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 24 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (2.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.98%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (1.83%) SAP FI
4 12 (1.83%) SAP SCM
5 11 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (1.37%) SAP CO
6 9 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (1.22%) SAP GTS
8 7 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
9 6 (0.91%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.61%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.13%) Office 365
4 13 (1.98%) SaaS
5 9 (1.37%) PaaS
6 6 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.76%) IaaS
7 5 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.61%) Force.com
8 4 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.30%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.15%) Boomi
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.15%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.59%) Firewall
2 16 (2.44%) WAN
3 15 (2.28%) LAN
4 10 (1.52%) Internet
5 6 (0.91%) Network Security
6 4 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.61%) IPsec
6 4 (0.61%) SSL
7 3 (0.46%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.30%) Skype
8 2 (0.30%) SMS
8 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.30%) VLAN
9 1 (0.15%) ATM
9 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.15%) Broadband
9 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.15%) VPN
9 1 (0.15%) Wireless
9 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.83%) Big Data
2 12 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.76%) MySQL
5 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.76%) Power BI
5 5 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.61%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.46%) Lumira
7 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 21 (3.20%) JIRA
2 9 (1.37%) LSMW
3 6 (0.91%) Cucumber
3 6 (0.91%) Selenium
4 4 (0.61%) gulp
4 4 (0.61%) JMeter
4 4 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.61%) Redmine
4 4 (0.61%) WATIR
5 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.30%) Gradle
6 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.30%) JUnit
6 2 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.30%) Mockito
General
1 218 (33.18%) Finance
2 81 (12.33%) Banking
3 67 (10.20%) Front Office
4 65 (9.89%) Retail
5 64 (9.74%) Manufacturing
6 52 (7.91%) Investment Banking
6 52 (7.91%) Marketing
7 46 (7.00%) Back Office
8 36 (5.48%) Telecoms
9 34 (5.18%) Legal
10 16 (2.44%) Electronics
11 12 (1.83%) Private Banking
12 11 (1.67%) General Ledger
13 10 (1.52%) Automotive
13 10 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (1.37%) Local Government
15 8 (1.22%) Financial Institution
15 8 (1.22%) Retail Banking
16 7 (1.07%) Publishing
17 6 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 300 (45.66%) Analyst
2 235 (35.77%) Business Analyst
3 169 (25.72%) Consultant
4 67 (10.20%) Architect
5 41 (6.24%) Banking Analyst
6 37 (5.63%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 33 (5.02%) Business Consultant
8 32 (4.87%) SAP Consultant
9 26 (3.96%) Oracle Consultant
10 24 (3.65%) Security Architect
10 24 (3.65%) Security Consultant
11 23 (3.50%) Murex Analyst
11 23 (3.50%) Murex Business Analyst
12 22 (3.35%) Security Analyst
12 22 (3.35%) Technical Analyst
13 21 (3.20%) IT Analyst
13 21 (3.20%) Senior Consultant
14 20 (3.04%) Business IT Analyst
14 20 (3.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.35%) XML
2 15 (2.28%) Web Services
3 10 (1.52%) AngularJS
3 10 (1.52%) J2EE
3 10 (1.52%) SAPUI5
4 9 (1.37%) JSON
5 7 (1.07%) IDoc
5 7 (1.07%) REST
6 6 (0.91%) HTML
6 6 (0.91%) Kafka
6 6 (0.91%) Sass
7 5 (0.76%) EDI
7 5 (0.76%) Node.js
7 5 (0.76%) SOAP
8 4 (0.61%) JAX-RS
8 4 (0.61%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.61%) RESTful
9 3 (0.46%) CSS
9 3 (0.46%) FpML
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 120 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (9.89%) Derivative
3 61 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (5.78%) Fixed Income
5 37 (5.63%) Credit Derivative
6 36 (5.48%) Fintech
7 33 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (4.72%) Virtual Team
9 29 (4.41%) Management Information System
10 26 (3.96%) Equities
11 25 (3.81%) Computer Science
12 14 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 8 (1.22%) Reinsurance
15 7 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 6 (0.91%) PKI
16 6 (0.91%) User Experience
17 5 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.04%) Windows
2 15 (2.28%) Linux
2 15 (2.28%) Unix
3 7 (1.07%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.30%) Kali Linux
4 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.15%) AIX
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (24.51%) Business Analysis
2 158 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.66%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (12.79%) Information Security
5 80 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (10.05%) Decision-Making
7 52 (7.91%) Change Management
8 45 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
8 45 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 45 (6.85%) Scrum
9 43 (6.54%) Project Management
10 42 (6.39%) ERP
11 39 (5.94%) Risk Management
11 39 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (5.94%) Validation
12 38 (5.78%) TOGAF
13 37 (5.63%) SDLC
14 36 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (5.18%) Use Case
16 32 (4.87%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (8.07%) SQL
2 35 (5.33%) Java
3 14 (2.13%) C
4 7 (1.07%) Python
5 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 5 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.61%) R
7 4 (0.61%) Ruby
8 3 (0.46%) ABAP
9 2 (0.30%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.30%) C#
9 2 (0.30%) Go
9 2 (0.30%) Groovy
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 134 (20.40%) Degree
2 42 (6.39%) CISM
3 39 (5.94%) CISSP
4 27 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 21 (3.20%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.89%) GIAC
7 17 (2.59%) CEH
8 15 (2.28%) CISA
9 13 (1.98%) CREST Certified
9 13 (1.98%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.83%) SANS
11 11 (1.67%) PMP
12 10 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.37%) CCIE
13 9 (1.37%) CCIE Security
14 8 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.22%) ISEB
15 7 (1.07%) CFA
15 7 (1.07%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (6.24%) QA
3 37 (5.63%) GDPR
4 33 (5.02%) MiFID
5 23 (3.50%) PCI DSS
6 19 (2.89%) PMO
7 14 (2.13%) COBIT
8 12 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (1.07%) NIST 800
11 6 (0.91%) COSO
11 6 (0.91%) EMIR
11 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.76%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.76%) RMADS
13 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.61%) FIPS 140-2
13 4 (0.61%) SEPA
14 3 (0.46%) HL7
14 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.76%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.76%) Puppet
2 4 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (0.61%) Terraform
3 3 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.30%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.30%) Salt
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.15%) Nessus
5 1 (0.15%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.15%) Nmap
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 85 (12.94%) SAP
2 52 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.00%) Oracle
4 23 (3.50%) Murex
5 22 (3.35%) Workday
6 15 (2.28%) WorldPay
7 14 (2.13%) Calypso
8 9 (1.37%) Cisco
9 8 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.07%) IBM
10 7 (1.07%) Juniper
10 7 (1.07%) McAfee
11 5 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.76%) F5
11 5 (0.76%) Symantec
12 4 (0.61%) Forcepoint
12 4 (0.61%) Sophos
13 3 (0.46%) Informatica
13 3 (0.46%) Interwoven
13 3 (0.46%) JD Edwards