Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a GIS Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

GIS Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1157 1190 1258
Rank change year-on-year +33 +68 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a GIS Developer 14 25 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.015% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 31
UK median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -17.65% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

GIS Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured GIS Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Developer over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for GIS Developer in the UK

GIS Developer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +17 14 £42,500 +13.33% 5
UK excluding London +11 12 £37,000 +5.71% 2
South East +7 6 £42,500 -13.71%
South West - 5 £37,000 -
London +11 2 £60,000 -4.76% 3
Midlands -3 1 £24,500 -30.00%
West Midlands - 1 £24,500 -

GIS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, GIS Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring GIS Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) GIS
2 10 (71.43%) Python
3 8 (57.14%) ArcGIS
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
6 5 (35.71%) PostGIS
6 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) ESRI
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) GeoServer
8 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
8 3 (21.43%) QA
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) C#
8 3 (21.43%) HTML
8 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) CSS
9 2 (14.29%) XML
9 2 (14.29%) Linux
9 2 (14.29%) XHTML
9 2 (14.29%) ETL
9 2 (14.29%) PHP
9 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 2 (14.29%) Internet

GIS Developer Skill Set
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 8 (57.14%) ArcGIS
2 3 (21.43%) GeoServer
3 2 (14.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) GIS
2 7 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (21.43%) Spatial Data
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.14%) Big Data
6 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.14%) QGIS
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) PostGIS
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Django
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) JSF
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js
3 2 (14.29%) XHTML
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) RIA
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) CAD
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Remote Sensing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) C
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) ESRI
2 2 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft