Period
to 13 May 2021

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 13 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 638 620 682
Rank change year-on-year -18 +62 +60
Permanent jobs citing GIS 244 306 486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.03% 1.16% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 145 241 400
10th Percentile £28,672 £28,750 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.82% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,000 £51,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £58,750 £60,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +11.76%

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 23,645 26,399 40,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.56% 26.98% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18,386 21,752 33,506
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 15 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 13 May 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 -29 215 £55,000 +29.41% 47
UK excluding London -9 152 £50,000 +25.00% 42
London +50 76 £57,500 +35.29% 6
Work from Home -104 71 £57,500 +53.33% 12
South West -31 49 £29,000 -14.71% 8
South East +34 31 £57,500 +21.05% 13
Scotland 0 23 £44,676 +5.12%
East of England +13 20 £47,500 +11.76% 7
North of England -11 14 £48,750 -7.14% 2
North West +22 13 £50,000 -4.76%
Midlands -2 13 £55,000 +38.36% 11
West Midlands -5 12 £56,250 +41.51% 8
Wales +16 2 £26,500 -18.46%
East Midlands -2 1 £26,000 -46.61% 3
Yorkshire -17 1 £30,000 -47.83% 2

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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 89 (36.48%) Social Skills
2 84 (34.43%) C#
3 83 (34.02%) Software Engineering
4 72 (29.51%) Python
5 65 (26.64%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (25.82%) AWS
7 60 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (20.90%) Azure
9 50 (20.49%) Artificial Intelligence
10 46 (18.85%) Kubernetes
11 45 (18.44%) Degree
12 44 (18.03%) Security Cleared
12 44 (18.03%) Big Data
13 42 (17.21%) Machine Learning
13 42 (17.21%) .NET
14 41 (16.80%) GCP
14 41 (16.80%) Docker
15 39 (15.98%) ETL
16 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
16 38 (15.57%) Analytics
17 31 (12.70%) C++
18 30 (12.30%) Computer Science
19 29 (11.89%) DevOps
20 28 (11.48%) Data Ingestion
20 28 (11.48%) Hybrid Cloud
20 28 (11.48%) Management Information System
20 28 (11.48%) Windows
21 27 (11.07%) Data Modelling
21 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
22 26 (10.66%) ESRI

GIS
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 22 (9.02%) ArcGIS
2 13 (5.33%) Smallworld
3 3 (1.23%) ArcSDE
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.33%) AutoCAD
3 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.69%) Simulink
5 7 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.23%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.82%) AWS
2 51 (20.90%) Azure
3 41 (16.80%) GCP
4 16 (6.56%) Serverless
5 13 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.10%) Amazon S3
6 10 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (4.10%) OpenShift
7 7 (2.87%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.05%) Smartsheet
8 5 (2.05%) Veeva
9 4 (1.64%) Google Workspace
10 3 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.82%) IaaS
12 1 (0.41%) Firebase
12 1 (0.41%) GitHub
12 1 (0.41%) Heroku
12 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.46%) Wireless
2 5 (2.05%) Broadband
2 5 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.64%) GPON
4 2 (0.82%) DWDM
4 2 (0.82%) PPP
4 2 (0.82%) VPN
5 1 (0.41%) 5G
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) Firewall
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) LTE
5 1 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.03%) Big Data
2 26 (10.66%) Geospatial Data
3 25 (10.25%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.61%) Spatial Data
5 15 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.69%) QGIS
8 8 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.46%) JasperReports
9 6 (2.46%) Power BI
10 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.64%) MySQL
11 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.23%) HBase
11 3 (1.23%) MS Access
11 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.82%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.92%) JIRA
3 11 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.10%) GoCD
4 10 (4.10%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.87%) JUnit
6 6 (2.46%) Maven
6 6 (2.46%) Mockito
7 1 (0.41%) Aptana Studio
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.41%) Grunt
7 1 (0.41%) gulp
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.41%) Toad
7 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 89 (36.48%) Social Skills
2 22 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.20%) Legal
4 19 (7.79%) Local Government
5 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.33%) Public Sector
7 12 (4.92%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (3.28%) Back Office
8 8 (3.28%) Finance
8 8 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.05%) Automotive
9 5 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.64%) Marketing
10 4 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.23%) Military
12 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (26.64%) Developer
2 29 (11.89%) Software Engineer
3 28 (11.48%) C# Developer
4 23 (9.43%) Consultant
5 20 (8.20%) Fibre Planner
6 16 (6.56%) Analyst
6 16 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
8 10 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.10%) Software Developer
9 9 (3.69%) Architect
9 9 (3.69%) Data Manager
10 8 (3.28%) Designer
10 8 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (2.87%) GIS Officer
11 7 (2.87%) Senior Architect
12 6 (2.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.21%) .NET
2 20 (8.20%) HTML
3 16 (6.56%) HTML5
3 16 (6.56%) WPF
4 13 (5.33%) Web Services
5 12 (4.92%) OpenCV
5 12 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 10 (4.10%) .NET Core
7 8 (3.28%) React
7 8 (3.28%) REST
7 8 (3.28%) SOAP
7 8 (3.28%) Spring
8 6 (2.46%) DirectX
8 6 (2.46%) GWT
8 6 (2.46%) Hibernate
8 6 (2.46%) JPA
9 5 (2.05%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.05%) PostGIS
9 5 (2.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.48%) Hybrid Cloud
1 28 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.33%) Life Science
3 12 (4.92%) Acoustics
4 10 (4.10%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.87%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (2.46%) LLPG
7 6 (2.46%) User Experience
8 5 (2.05%) NLPG
8 5 (2.05%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (1.64%) Lidar
9 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.64%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.48%) Windows
2 15 (6.15%) Linux
3 2 (0.82%) Unix
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (0.41%) CentOS
4 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.02%) Software Engineering
2 65 (26.64%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (20.49%) Artificial Intelligence
5 42 (17.21%) Machine Learning
6 39 (15.98%) ETL
7 38 (15.57%) Analytics
8 30 (12.30%) Computer Science
9 29 (11.89%) DevOps
10 28 (11.48%) Data Ingestion
11 27 (11.07%) Data Modelling
12 25 (10.25%) Line Management
13 24 (9.84%) Time Management
14 22 (9.02%) Critical Thinking
14 22 (9.02%) Project Delivery
14 22 (9.02%) Project Management
15 16 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (6.56%) Data Analytics
15 16 (6.56%) Microservices
15 16 (6.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 84 (34.43%) C#
2 72 (29.51%) Python
3 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.70%) C++
5 25 (10.25%) SQL
6 24 (9.84%) Bash Shell
6 24 (9.84%) C
6 24 (9.84%) Java
7 22 (9.02%) PHP
8 13 (5.33%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.46%) Java 8
10 5 (2.05%) Ruby
10 5 (2.05%) VBA
11 2 (0.82%) Tcl
11 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) ES6
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) XPath
12 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (18.44%) Degree
2 44 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 22 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.64%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.82%) CISM
7 2 (0.82%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CRISC
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) GSLC
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.56%) QA
2 12 (4.92%) IEC 61131
3 11 (4.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.10%) HIPAA
5 9 (3.69%) PMO
6 8 (3.28%) Data Quality
7 6 (2.46%) GDPR
8 5 (2.05%) BS7666
9 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.41%) NIST
11 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (16.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (18.85%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.33%) Ansible
3 11 (4.51%) Terraform
4 10 (4.10%) Rancher
4 10 (4.10%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.66%) ESRI
3 14 (5.74%) Google
4 13 (5.33%) Openreach
4 13 (5.33%) Oracle
5 11 (4.51%) Splunk
6 8 (3.28%) BT
7 7 (2.87%) Virgin Media
8 6 (2.46%) CODA
8 6 (2.46%) DevExpress
8 6 (2.46%) Embarcadero
8 6 (2.46%) Mapinfo
9 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.82%) Logi
10 2 (0.82%) Mapbox
10 2 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.41%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.41%) Lumension
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.41%) Sophos