Period
to 18 December 2018

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

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 761 689
Rank change year-on-year -42 -72 +58
Permanent jobs citing GIS 348 468 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 0.86% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 248 307 416
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,676 £37,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.75% -17.78% +5.88%

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 45,676 54,418 54,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.71% 30.37% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37,414 44,896 46,859
UK median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 -34 293 £42,500 +2.41% 58
UK excluding London -48 268 £44,676 +20.75% 49
South East -13 111 £46,250 +26.71% 16
London +39 67 £40,000 -27.27% 13
North of England -2 44 £40,000 -33.33% 5
Scotland +4 41 £43,588 +36.21% 3
South West +24 33 £42,500 -5.56% 12
East of England +5 20 £51,250 +46.43% 7
North West -7 20 £37,500 -44.44% 4
Yorkshire +32 18 £41,250 +3.13% 1
Midlands +17 16 £42,500 +19.72% 5
West Midlands +29 12 £42,500 +21.43% 3
North East +8 6 £40,000 +22.14%
East Midlands +22 4 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wales +3 3 £50,000 +47.35%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 118 (33.91%) Degree
2 101 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (26.15%) Python
4 89 (25.57%) SQL
5 79 (22.70%) C#
6 72 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 63 (18.10%) .NET
8 62 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (16.09%) Java
9 56 (16.09%) Microsoft
10 54 (15.52%) Finance
10 54 (15.52%) Geospatial Data
11 51 (14.66%) Big Data
11 51 (14.66%) JavaScript
11 51 (14.66%) Security Cleared
12 49 (14.08%) Git (software)
13 48 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (13.51%) Visualisation
15 46 (13.22%) C++
15 46 (13.22%) ArcGIS
16 44 (12.64%) ESRI
17 43 (12.36%) Management Information System
18 42 (12.07%) Windows
19 41 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
20 40 (11.49%) Project Management
21 39 (11.21%) Telecoms
22 37 (10.63%) CSS
23 36 (10.34%) CAD
24 35 (10.06%) HTML
25 34 (9.77%) SQL Server

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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 46 (13.22%) ArcGIS
2 14 (4.02%) Apache
3 13 (3.74%) Confluence
3 13 (3.74%) GeoServer
4 12 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (3.16%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.16%) nginx
6 5 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.15%) WordPress
8 3 (0.86%) IIS
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.86%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.57%) Documentum
9 2 (0.57%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.29%) Drupal
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.29%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 41 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 15 (4.31%) Autodesk Inventor
5 14 (4.02%) AutoCAD
6 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (1.15%) SPSS
7 4 (1.15%) Stata
8 2 (0.57%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.29%) ArchiCAD
9 1 (0.29%) Revit
9 1 (0.29%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 18 (5.17%) SAP PM
2 17 (4.89%) SAP CO
2 17 (4.89%) SAP FI
2 17 (4.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (4.31%) SAP GTS
3 15 (4.31%) SAP HR
3 15 (4.31%) SAP MM
3 15 (4.31%) SAP PS
3 15 (4.31%) SAP R/3
4 4 (1.15%) SAP PLM
4 4 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.16%) SaaS
4 5 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.86%) G Suite
5 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) npm
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.01%) Network Security
2 2 (0.57%) Firewall
2 2 (0.57%) HTTP
2 2 (0.57%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.29%) Broadband
3 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.29%) FTP
3 1 (0.29%) GPON
3 1 (0.29%) IPsec
3 1 (0.29%) LAN
3 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.29%) SNMP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) WAN
3 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
2 54 (15.52%) Geospatial Data
3 51 (14.66%) Big Data
4 34 (9.77%) SQL Server
5 21 (6.03%) QGIS
6 18 (5.17%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.89%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 16 (4.60%) Spatial Data
9 14 (4.02%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.74%) DTS
11 12 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (3.45%) RDBMS
12 11 (3.16%) CouchDB
12 11 (3.16%) Redis
12 11 (3.16%) Riak
13 10 (2.87%) DB2
14 9 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (2.30%) MS Access
15 8 (2.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 21 (6.03%) Jenkins
4 19 (5.46%) JIRA
5 18 (5.17%) NetBeans
6 15 (4.31%) Subversion
7 11 (3.16%) Mercurial
7 11 (3.16%) Selenium
8 7 (2.01%) Aptana Studio
8 7 (2.01%) JMeter
9 6 (1.72%) JUnit
10 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.15%) Maven
10 4 (1.15%) RStudio
11 3 (0.86%) Gatling
11 3 (0.86%) Hudson
11 3 (0.86%) Mockito
12 2 (0.57%) FishEye
12 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (15.52%) Finance
2 39 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 25 (7.18%) Marketing
4 17 (4.89%) Electronics
4 17 (4.89%) Military
5 15 (4.31%) Aerospace
6 13 (3.74%) Multimedia
7 8 (2.30%) Banking
8 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.72%) Legal
10 5 (1.44%) Games
10 5 (1.44%) Law
11 3 (0.86%) Back Office
12 2 (0.57%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (27.01%) Developer
2 49 (14.08%) Consultant
3 34 (9.77%) Software Engineer
4 30 (8.62%) Analyst
5 24 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
6 23 (6.61%) Java Engineer
7 22 (6.32%) Software Developer
8 21 (6.03%) Java Software Engineer
9 20 (5.75%) Python Developer
10 19 (5.46%) Junior
11 18 (5.17%) GIS Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) SAP Consultant
12 15 (4.31%) GIS Consultant
12 15 (4.31%) Managing Consultant
12 15 (4.31%) SAP PLM Consultant
12 15 (4.31%) Web Developer
13 14 (4.02%) Field Engineer
13 14 (4.02%) Graduate
13 14 (4.02%) SAP PM Consultant
13 14 (4.02%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.10%) .NET
2 37 (10.63%) CSS
3 35 (10.06%) HTML
4 27 (7.76%) RESTful
5 26 (7.47%) SOAP
6 22 (6.32%) WPF
7 21 (6.03%) AngularJS
7 21 (6.03%) Leaflet
7 21 (6.03%) Middleware
7 21 (6.03%) XML
8 18 (5.17%) jQuery
8 18 (5.17%) REST
8 18 (5.17%) Swing
9 17 (4.89%) PostGIS
10 15 (4.31%) BAPI
10 15 (4.31%) Django
10 15 (4.31%) IDoc
10 15 (4.31%) Web Services
11 14 (4.02%) OpenLayers
12 13 (3.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.36%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 23 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (5.17%) Robotics
6 12 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.44%) User Experience
12 4 (1.15%) Blog
12 4 (1.15%) CMDB
12 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.15%) Linked Data
13 3 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.86%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.07%) Windows
2 33 (9.48%) Linux
3 7 (2.01%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.01%) Unix
4 3 (0.86%) Android
4 3 (0.86%) CentOS
5 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 48 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (13.51%) Visualisation
5 40 (11.49%) Project Management
6 36 (10.34%) CAD
7 34 (9.77%) Web Development
8 31 (8.91%) Computer Science
9 26 (7.47%) Configuration Management
9 26 (7.47%) Data Management
9 26 (7.47%) Innovative Thinking
10 25 (7.18%) Decision-Making
11 24 (6.90%) SOA
11 24 (6.90%) Software Testing
11 24 (6.90%) Test Automation
12 22 (6.32%) EAM
13 21 (6.03%) Analytics
13 21 (6.03%) Data Analysis
13 21 (6.03%) Matrix Management
14 20 (5.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 91 (26.15%) Python
2 89 (25.57%) SQL
3 79 (22.70%) C#
4 56 (16.09%) Java
5 51 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 46 (13.22%) C++
7 17 (4.89%) C
8 12 (3.45%) PHP
9 8 (2.30%) R
10 7 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.44%) Ruby
13 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.15%) Go
14 3 (0.86%) Delphi
14 3 (0.86%) Perl
14 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.86%) XAML
15 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 118 (33.91%) Degree
2 51 (14.66%) Security Cleared
3 34 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.03%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.59%) HNC
9 8 (2.30%) HND
9 8 (2.30%) PhD
10 6 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (1.72%) CISSP
10 6 (1.72%) Postgraduate
11 5 (1.44%) CISM
12 4 (1.15%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.33%) QA
2 16 (4.60%) Data Quality
2 16 (4.60%) SLA
3 7 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.72%) PMO
5 4 (1.15%) GxP
5 4 (1.15%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.86%) GDPR
7 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (8.91%) Docker
2 10 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (5.17%) Ansible
2 12 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.86%) Puppet
4 3 (0.86%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.64%) ESRI
3 27 (7.76%) SAP
4 23 (6.61%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (5.46%) Google
5 19 (5.46%) Oracle
6 16 (4.60%) Mapinfo
7 10 (2.87%) Tableau
8 5 (1.44%) Mapbox
9 4 (1.15%) Luciad
9 4 (1.15%) Palantir
9 4 (1.15%) VMware
9 4 (1.15%) Xero
10 3 (0.86%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.86%) Splunk
11 2 (0.57%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.57%) ForgeRock
11 2 (0.57%) Openreach
11 2 (0.57%) Xamarin