Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 584 785 807
Rank change year-on-year +201 +22 -55
Permanent jobs citing GIS 592 417 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.54% 0.84% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 520 316 288
UK median annual salary £42,784 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.92% +12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,750 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -9.44% +23.29% -14.12%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 38,358 49,920 54,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.09% 29.76% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31,320 40,712 44,493
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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 +212 500 £45,000 - 70
UK excluding London +146 457 £40,750 -9.44% 71
London +111 118 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South East +39 116 £42,500 -5.56% 19
East of England +134 98 £46,250 +2.78% 4
South West +66 96 £42,557 +13.48% 20
Midlands +75 53 £36,000 -20.00% 14
Scotland -5 49 £34,643 -23.02% 6
West Midlands +47 38 £36,000 -20.00% 9
North of England +30 28 £32,750 -6.43% 4
East Midlands +32 15 £33,000 -29.03% 4
Wales +14 14 £20,355 -54.77% 3
North West +4 13 £51,871 +48.20% 1
Yorkshire +15 12 £31,530 +28.69% 2
Northern Ireland - 12 £70,000 - 1
North East - 3 £29,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT jobs citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 172 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (26.52%) SQL
3 139 (23.48%) C#
4 135 (22.80%) Degree
5 133 (22.47%) Java
6 132 (22.30%) Python
7 123 (20.78%) JavaScript
8 119 (20.10%) Software Engineering
9 115 (19.43%) .NET
10 106 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 102 (17.23%) Geospatial Data
12 91 (15.37%) ArcGIS
12 91 (15.37%) Git (software)
13 88 (14.86%) Analytics
14 80 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
15 78 (13.18%) SQL Server
16 77 (13.01%) Scrum
16 77 (13.01%) Big Data
17 74 (12.50%) Web Services
18 72 (12.16%) Project Management
19 71 (11.99%) C++
19 71 (11.99%) Security Cleared
19 71 (11.99%) RESTful
20 69 (11.66%) ESRI
21 68 (11.49%) CSS
22 66 (11.15%) Finance
22 66 (11.15%) Visualisation
23 65 (10.98%) Artificial Intelligence
23 65 (10.98%) Windows
24 63 (10.64%) Continuous Integration

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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 91 (15.37%) ArcGIS
2 56 (9.46%) Smallworld
3 48 (8.11%) Apache
3 48 (8.11%) GeoServer
4 29 (4.90%) Tomcat
5 26 (4.39%) Confluence
6 24 (4.05%) JBoss
7 13 (2.20%) Oracle Spatial
8 12 (2.03%) WordPress
9 11 (1.86%) nginx
10 8 (1.35%) ArcSDE
11 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.18%) SAS
12 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.51%) Drupal
14 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.34%) CMS
15 1 (0.17%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (3.38%) AutoCAD
5 13 (2.20%) Autodesk Inventor
6 7 (1.18%) SPSS
6 7 (1.18%) Stata
7 2 (0.34%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.17%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) Revit
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.20%) SAP CO
1 13 (2.20%) SAP FI
1 13 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
1 13 (2.20%) SAP GTS
1 13 (2.20%) SAP HR
1 13 (2.20%) SAP MM
1 13 (2.20%) SAP PM
1 13 (2.20%) SAP PS
1 13 (2.20%) SAP R/3
2 5 (0.84%) Maximo
3 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.80%) Azure
2 55 (9.29%) AWS
3 42 (7.09%) Power Platform
4 41 (6.93%) SaaS
5 12 (2.03%) PaaS
6 9 (1.52%) GCP
7 8 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.18%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.18%) Serverless
9 5 (0.84%) Apigee
10 4 (0.68%) G Suite
10 4 (0.68%) GitHub
11 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.51%) IaaS
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.70%) GPON
2 15 (2.53%) Broadband
3 9 (1.52%) Internet
3 9 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.18%) Intranet
5 4 (0.68%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) Skype
7 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (17.23%) Geospatial Data
2 80 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
3 78 (13.18%) SQL Server
4 77 (13.01%) Big Data
5 57 (9.63%) Spatial Data
6 42 (7.09%) Power BI
7 41 (6.93%) QGIS
8 39 (6.59%) Relational Database
9 33 (5.57%) RDBMS
10 17 (2.87%) Cosmos DB
10 17 (2.87%) JasperReports
11 15 (2.53%) Hadoop
12 12 (2.03%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.35%) QlikView
15 7 (1.18%) Data Lake
16 6 (1.01%) HBase
17 5 (0.84%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (15.37%) Git (software)
2 58 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 52 (8.78%) JIRA
4 48 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 45 (7.60%) JUnit
6 41 (6.93%) Maven
7 37 (6.25%) Bitbucket
8 36 (6.08%) TeamCity
9 32 (5.41%) NetBeans
10 29 (4.90%) JMeter
11 21 (3.55%) Mockito
12 20 (3.38%) CruiseControl
12 20 (3.38%) FishEye
12 20 (3.38%) Hudson
13 17 (2.87%) Ant
14 15 (2.53%) ClearQuest
15 14 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (2.20%) Subversion
17 11 (1.86%) webpack
18 10 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 66 (11.15%) Finance
2 49 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 22 (3.72%) Marketing
5 18 (3.04%) Aerospace
6 15 (2.53%) Military
7 14 (2.36%) Banking
8 8 (1.35%) Electronics
8 8 (1.35%) Legal
9 6 (1.01%) Welsh Language
10 5 (0.84%) Local Government
10 5 (0.84%) Police
10 5 (0.84%) Retail
11 4 (0.68%) Fire and Rescue
11 4 (0.68%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 163 (27.53%) Developer
2 79 (13.34%) Software Engineer
3 56 (9.46%) Analyst
4 54 (9.12%) Architect
5 49 (8.28%) Java Engineer
6 48 (8.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 45 (7.60%) Fibre Planner
8 35 (5.91%) C# Software Engineer
8 35 (5.91%) Consultant
9 32 (5.41%) Java Developer
10 27 (4.56%) Graduate
11 26 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (4.05%) GIS Developer
12 24 (4.05%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 24 (4.05%) Software Developer
13 23 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 21 (3.55%) Data Analyst
14 21 (3.55%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.38%) Graduate Java Engineer
15 20 (3.38%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (19.43%) .NET
2 74 (12.50%) Web Services
3 71 (11.99%) RESTful
4 68 (11.49%) CSS
5 59 (9.97%) WPF
6 58 (9.80%) HTML
7 48 (8.11%) JSON
7 48 (8.11%) Swing
8 43 (7.26%) Spring
9 38 (6.42%) JMS
9 38 (6.42%) SOAP
10 36 (6.08%) ASP.NET
11 32 (5.41%) jQuery
11 32 (5.41%) React
12 31 (5.24%) AngularJS
12 31 (5.24%) Node.js
13 29 (4.90%) REST
13 29 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (4.56%) PostGIS
15 25 (4.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.97%) Driving Licence
2 42 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 36 (6.08%) Data Protection Act
5 33 (5.57%) Robotics
6 30 (5.07%) Fibre Optics
7 28 (4.73%) User Experience
8 22 (3.72%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (2.53%) Algorithms
11 14 (2.36%) Lidar
11 14 (2.36%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.68%) CCTV
16 4 (0.68%) LLPG
16 4 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
17 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.98%) Windows
2 29 (4.90%) Linux
3 15 (2.53%) Android
4 12 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.01%) Unix
6 6 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (20.10%) Software Engineering
3 88 (14.86%) Analytics
4 77 (13.01%) Scrum
5 72 (12.16%) Project Management
6 66 (11.15%) Visualisation
7 65 (10.98%) Artificial Intelligence
8 63 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (10.47%) Computer Science
9 62 (10.47%) DevOps
10 61 (10.30%) Open Source
11 58 (9.80%) Mathematics
12 57 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (9.46%) Software Testing
14 53 (8.95%) Data Management
15 50 (8.45%) Data Science
16 48 (8.11%) SDLC
16 48 (8.11%) Test Automation
16 48 (8.11%) Unit Testing
17 46 (7.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 157 (26.52%) SQL
2 139 (23.48%) C#
3 133 (22.47%) Java
4 132 (22.30%) Python
5 123 (20.78%) JavaScript
6 71 (11.99%) C++
7 48 (8.11%) R
8 43 (7.26%) C
9 30 (5.07%) PHP
10 18 (3.04%) Java 8
10 18 (3.04%) Scala
11 16 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.36%) ES6
12 14 (2.36%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.03%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.52%) Ruby
15 8 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.18%) VBA
17 5 (0.84%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 135 (22.80%) Degree
2 71 (11.99%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.91%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (2.20%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.68%) CISM
11 4 (0.68%) CISSP
11 4 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.51%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.34%) CISA
13 2 (0.34%) HNC
13 2 (0.34%) HND
14 1 (0.17%) MCP
14 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.60%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.35%) GDPR
3 5 (0.84%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.84%) QA
4 4 (0.68%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.34%) BS7666
6 2 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (6.25%) Docker
2 36 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.69%) Ansible
2 10 (1.69%) Terraform
3 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 106 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 69 (11.66%) ESRI
3 42 (7.09%) Atlassian
4 41 (6.93%) Oracle
5 36 (6.08%) Google
6 27 (4.56%) Mapbox
7 26 (4.39%) SAP
8 23 (3.89%) Tableau
9 17 (2.87%) Adobe
10 15 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (2.36%) Mapinfo
12 13 (2.20%) BT
12 13 (2.20%) Openreach
12 13 (2.20%) Virgin Media
13 9 (1.52%) Luciad
14 8 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.84%) IBM
16 3 (0.51%) GoldenSource
16 3 (0.51%) HP
17 2 (0.34%) Autodesk