Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 621 630
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 +130
Permanent jobs citing GIS 379 179 570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.19% 0.92% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 216 139 488
10th Percentile £31,375 £28,750 £27,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £34,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.29% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £57,205
90th Percentile £73,125 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £37,391 £45,000
% change year-on-year +43.75% -16.91% -

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 31,770 19,506 40,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.08% 27.56% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21,360 16,015 33,375
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 24 July 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 24 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 -1 347 £57,500 +35.29% 74
UK excluding London +5 263 £53,750 +43.75% 67
South West +22 123 £39,000 +14.71% 13
Work from Home -149 116 £58,750 - 13
London -64 99 £57,500 +27.78% 11
South East -57 50 £60,000 +29.73% 11
North of England -41 31 £60,000 +14.29% 10
Midlands -66 25 £57,500 +52.32% 10
West Midlands -54 23 £57,500 +51.32% 8
North West -23 22 £62,500 +19.05% 7
East of England -36 15 £47,500 +11.76% 16
Scotland -57 14 £44,676 +11.69% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £60,000 - 3
Wales -18 5 £26,500 -18.46% 4
East Midlands -47 2 £32,500 -13.08% 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 166 (43.80%) AWS
2 162 (42.74%) Azure
3 157 (41.42%) Software Engineering
4 144 (37.99%) Python
5 131 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (29.29%) JavaScript
7 110 (29.02%) Security Cleared
8 104 (27.44%) DevOps
8 104 (27.44%) C#
9 96 (25.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 88 (23.22%) React
11 84 (22.16%) PostgreSQL
12 83 (21.90%) Linux
13 81 (21.37%) QGIS
14 78 (20.58%) Docker
15 77 (20.32%) GeoServer
15 77 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
16 76 (20.05%) Social Skills
16 76 (20.05%) OpenLayers
16 76 (20.05%) Leaflet
16 76 (20.05%) Machine Learning
16 76 (20.05%) .NET
16 76 (20.05%) ETL
17 75 (19.79%) Ubuntu
18 73 (19.26%) Big Data
18 73 (19.26%) Kubernetes
19 72 (19.00%) GCP
20 65 (17.15%) CSS
21 64 (16.89%) Degree
22 62 (16.36%) Analytics

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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 77 (20.32%) GeoServer
2 34 (8.97%) ArcGIS
3 9 (2.37%) Smallworld
4 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.79%) Apache
5 3 (0.79%) ArcSDE
5 3 (0.79%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.43%) AutoCAD
4 9 (2.37%) Simulink
5 6 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.79%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Maximo
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) iTrent
3 1 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 166 (43.80%) AWS
2 162 (42.74%) Azure
3 72 (19.00%) GCP
4 17 (4.49%) Serverless
5 11 (2.90%) Power Platform
6 8 (2.11%) IaaS
7 6 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (1.32%) Smartsheet
8 5 (1.32%) Veeva
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.06%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (15.04%) HTTP
2 5 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.06%) Broadband
3 4 (1.06%) GPON
3 4 (1.06%) VPN
4 3 (0.79%) Firewall
4 3 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.79%) Network Security
5 2 (0.53%) ADSL
5 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.53%) MPLS
5 2 (0.53%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.26%) 5G
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) LTE
6 1 (0.26%) PPP
6 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (22.16%) PostgreSQL
2 81 (21.37%) QGIS
3 73 (19.26%) Big Data
4 34 (8.97%) Geospatial Data
5 24 (6.33%) SQL Server
6 20 (5.28%) Spatial Data
7 17 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.64%) Power BI
10 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.58%) Metadata
11 6 (1.58%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.32%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.06%) EDMS
13 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (4.22%) JIRA
2 6 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.32%) JUnit
3 5 (1.32%) Selenium
4 4 (1.06%) Maven
5 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.79%) JMeter
5 3 (0.79%) Mockito
5 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.53%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.53%) REST Assured
6 2 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.53%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.26%) Grunt
7 1 (0.26%) gulp
7 1 (0.26%) NUnit
7 1 (0.26%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 76 (20.05%) Social Skills
2 40 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.80%) Presentation Skills
4 19 (5.01%) Finance
5 18 (4.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 17 (4.49%) Legal
7 16 (4.22%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.96%) Local Government
8 15 (3.96%) Telecoms
9 13 (3.43%) Back Office
10 10 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.58%) Marketing
14 5 (1.32%) Aerospace
14 5 (1.32%) Automotive
15 3 (0.79%) Law
15 3 (0.79%) Military
16 2 (0.53%) Banking
16 2 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 95 (25.07%) Developer
2 76 (20.05%) Software Engineer
3 53 (13.98%) C# Developer
4 47 (12.40%) Senior Developer
5 42 (11.08%) Analyst
6 28 (7.39%) Consultant
7 25 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
8 24 (6.33%) Senior C# Developer
9 23 (6.07%) Senior Software Engineer
10 22 (5.80%) Architect
11 21 (5.54%) GIS Analyst
12 18 (4.75%) Applications Support
12 18 (4.75%) Applications Support Analyst
12 18 (4.75%) GIS Support
12 18 (4.75%) Senior Applications Support
12 18 (4.75%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 18 (4.75%) Senior GIS Analyst
12 18 (4.75%) Senior Support Analyst
12 18 (4.75%) Support Analyst
13 14 (3.69%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (23.22%) React
2 76 (20.05%) .NET
2 76 (20.05%) Leaflet
2 76 (20.05%) OpenLayers
3 65 (17.15%) CSS
4 21 (5.54%) .NET Core
5 19 (5.01%) WPF
6 18 (4.75%) Django
7 15 (3.96%) HTML
8 12 (3.17%) OpenCV
8 12 (3.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 8 (2.11%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.11%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.11%) NumPy
9 8 (2.11%) Pandas
9 8 (2.11%) PostGIS
9 8 (2.11%) XML
10 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.85%) SOAP
10 7 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 26 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.96%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.17%) Acoustics
5 10 (2.64%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.64%) Life Science
6 9 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.11%) Fibre Optics
8 7 (1.85%) Lidar
9 6 (1.58%) LLPG
10 5 (1.32%) NLPG
10 5 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.79%) iPad
12 3 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
12 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.90%) Linux
2 75 (19.79%) Ubuntu
3 24 (6.33%) Windows
4 3 (0.79%) CentOS
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (41.42%) Software Engineering
2 131 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (27.44%) DevOps
4 96 (25.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 77 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (20.05%) ETL
6 76 (20.05%) Machine Learning
7 62 (16.36%) Analytics
8 52 (13.72%) Data Ingestion
9 40 (10.55%) Data Analytics
10 36 (9.50%) Computer Science
11 31 (8.18%) Data Modelling
12 30 (7.92%) Data Analysis
12 30 (7.92%) Project Management
13 27 (7.12%) Project Delivery
14 24 (6.33%) Digital Twin
15 23 (6.07%) API Development
15 23 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
16 22 (5.80%) Business Analysis
16 22 (5.80%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 144 (37.99%) Python
2 111 (29.29%) JavaScript
3 104 (27.44%) C#
4 42 (11.08%) SQL
5 21 (5.54%) Java
6 14 (3.69%) C++
7 13 (3.43%) C
7 13 (3.43%) PHP
8 6 (1.58%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.58%) VBA
9 4 (1.06%) Java 11
9 4 (1.06%) Java 8
9 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.06%) Ruby
10 3 (0.79%) Kotlin
10 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.79%) R
10 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.53%) Scala
11 2 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 110 (29.02%) Security Cleared
2 64 (16.89%) Degree
3 21 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.58%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.06%) HND
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.53%) PhD
10 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.43%) QA
2 12 (3.17%) IEC 61131
3 10 (2.64%) GDPR
4 6 (1.58%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.32%) BS7666
5 5 (1.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.53%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (20.58%) Docker
2 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (19.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.58%) Ansible
2 6 (1.58%) Terraform
3 2 (0.53%) Nessus
3 2 (0.53%) QRadar
3 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.60%) ESRI
3 18 (4.75%) Oracle
4 12 (3.17%) Openreach
5 10 (2.64%) Google
6 6 (1.58%) Mapinfo
7 5 (1.32%) BT
8 4 (1.06%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.06%) Virgin Media
9 3 (0.79%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco
9 3 (0.79%) SAP
10 2 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.53%) BMC
10 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.53%) HubSpot
10 2 (0.53%) McAfee
10 2 (0.53%) Remedy
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.53%) Trustwave