Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 736 735
Rank change year-on-year +117 -1 -30
Permanent jobs citing GIS 447 380 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.35% 0.88% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 376 281 354
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,099
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.89% -11.37%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,003 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.44% +12.50% -2.44%

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 33,234 43,312 54,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.85% 28.61% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 27,292 35,589 45,124
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,095 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.78% +7.41% +2.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +155 401 £42,500 -5.56% 57
UK excluding London +96 308 £38,500 -14.44% 53
London +114 115 £45,000 +13.92% 13
South East +23 98 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South West +62 80 £35,054 -21.05% 17
East of England +76 43 £37,500 -26.83% 6
Midlands +49 34 £33,000 -22.35% 4
Scotland +38 26 £38,500 -9.41% 6
North of England +44 22 £57,500 +43.75% 12
West Midlands +24 19 £33,000 -22.35%
East Midlands +47 15 £33,000 -30.53% 4
Yorkshire +38 15 £57,500 +39.39% 5
North West +48 7 £34,250 -19.41% 7
Wales 0 4 £32,500 - 2
Northern Ireland +20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 124 (27.74%) JavaScript
2 113 (25.28%) Python
3 111 (24.83%) C#
4 107 (23.94%) Degree
5 103 (23.04%) SQL
6 98 (21.92%) Analytics
7 90 (20.13%) .NET
8 87 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
9 84 (18.79%) Software Engineering
10 82 (18.34%) Java
11 79 (17.67%) ArcGIS
12 74 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (15.66%) Smallworld
14 68 (15.21%) CSS
15 67 (14.99%) Geospatial Data
16 66 (14.77%) ESRI
17 63 (14.09%) HTML
18 60 (13.42%) Microsoft
19 59 (13.20%) QGIS
20 58 (12.98%) Fibre Optics
21 57 (12.75%) Project Management
21 57 (12.75%) PostGIS
22 56 (12.53%) Telecoms
23 54 (12.08%) Oracle
24 53 (11.86%) Network Planning
24 53 (11.86%) Computer Science
25 52 (11.63%) Open Source
26 50 (11.19%) Network Design
27 48 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
28 46 (10.29%) Big Data

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 79 (17.67%) ArcGIS
2 70 (15.66%) Smallworld
3 46 (10.29%) GeoServer
4 32 (7.16%) Oracle Spatial
5 12 (2.68%) Apache
6 11 (2.46%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.46%) nginx
7 10 (2.24%) JBoss
8 9 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.34%) Confluence
9 6 (1.34%) IIS
10 5 (1.12%) ArcSDE
11 4 (0.89%) SAS
11 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.67%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.67%) WordPress
13 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.22%) Drupal
14 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (6.94%) AutoCAD
2 22 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.89%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) ArcView
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.59%) AWS
2 24 (5.37%) Azure
3 22 (4.92%) Power Platform
4 18 (4.03%) SaaS
5 9 (2.01%) Serverless
6 8 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
7 6 (1.34%) Heroku
7 6 (1.34%) npm
8 5 (1.12%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) IaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.45%) AWS CodeBuild
10 2 (0.45%) GCP
10 2 (0.45%) Route 53
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.40%) Broadband
2 40 (8.95%) GPON
3 16 (3.58%) Internet
3 16 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.01%) HTTP
6 3 (0.67%) Firewall
6 3 (0.67%) Intranet
7 2 (0.45%) CTI
7 2 (0.45%) NAS
7 2 (0.45%) SAN
7 2 (0.45%) VoIP
8 1 (0.22%) 5G
8 1 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
2 67 (14.99%) Geospatial Data
3 59 (13.20%) QGIS
4 46 (10.29%) Big Data
5 35 (7.83%) SQL Server
6 29 (6.49%) Relational Database
7 28 (6.26%) Spatial Data
8 22 (4.92%) Power BI
8 22 (4.92%) RDBMS
9 16 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.91%) NoSQL
11 10 (2.24%) JasperReports
12 9 (2.01%) Apache Hive
12 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.79%) MySQL
13 8 (1.79%) Redis
13 8 (1.79%) Riak
13 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.79%) SQLite
14 7 (1.57%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 37 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.47%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.25%) JIRA
5 18 (4.03%) NetBeans
6 11 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.24%) Ant
7 10 (2.24%) ClearQuest
7 10 (2.24%) CruiseControl
7 10 (2.24%) FishEye
7 10 (2.24%) Hudson
7 10 (2.24%) JUnit
7 10 (2.24%) Maven
8 9 (2.01%) Subversion
9 8 (1.79%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.57%) RStudio
11 6 (1.34%) Grunt
11 6 (1.34%) gulp
11 6 (1.34%) Sinon.JS
11 6 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 56 (12.53%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.70%) Public Sector
3 12 (2.68%) Law
4 11 (2.46%) Local Government
5 9 (2.01%) Games
5 9 (2.01%) Police
6 8 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.79%) Finance
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 4 (0.89%) Legal
9 3 (0.67%) Fire and Rescue
10 2 (0.45%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 130 (29.08%) Developer
2 74 (16.55%) Fibre Planner
3 51 (11.41%) GIS Developer
4 44 (9.84%) Software Engineer
5 36 (8.05%) Analyst
6 33 (7.38%) Consultant
7 29 (6.49%) Java Developer
7 29 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 28 (6.26%) C# Developer
9 24 (5.37%) GIS Consultant
9 24 (5.37%) Java Engineer
9 24 (5.37%) Java Software Engineer
10 23 (5.15%) Delivery Manager
11 20 (4.47%) Geospatial Developer
12 19 (4.25%) GIS Technician
12 19 (4.25%) Principal Engineer
12 19 (4.25%) Principal Software Engineer
13 18 (4.03%) C# Software Engineer
14 17 (3.80%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.13%) .NET
2 68 (15.21%) CSS
3 63 (14.09%) HTML
4 57 (12.75%) PostGIS
5 45 (10.07%) ASP.NET
6 36 (8.05%) REST
6 36 (8.05%) Web Services
7 30 (6.71%) JSON
8 28 (6.26%) Swing
9 27 (6.04%) React
10 26 (5.82%) RESTful
11 22 (4.92%) AngularJS
12 20 (4.47%) SOAP
13 19 (4.25%) KML
13 19 (4.25%) WPF
14 17 (3.80%) Ajax
14 17 (3.80%) XML
15 16 (3.58%) OpenLayers
16 13 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (2.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.98%) Fibre Optics
2 38 (8.50%) Driving Licence
3 37 (8.28%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.15%) Robotics
6 21 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.91%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (2.01%) User Experience
12 7 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.12%) CCTV
13 5 (1.12%) Renewable Energy
14 4 (0.89%) Lidar
15 3 (0.67%) Smart City
15 3 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
16 2 (0.45%) LLPG
16 2 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.16%) Windows
2 26 (5.82%) Linux
3 11 (2.46%) Unix
4 4 (0.89%) Android
4 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.92%) Analytics
2 84 (18.79%) Software Engineering
3 74 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (12.75%) Project Management
5 53 (11.86%) Computer Science
5 53 (11.86%) Network Planning
6 52 (11.63%) Open Source
7 50 (11.19%) Network Design
8 48 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
9 44 (9.84%) CAD
9 44 (9.84%) OO
10 43 (9.62%) Data Analysis
11 39 (8.72%) Mathematics
12 37 (8.28%) DevOps
12 37 (8.28%) Machine Learning
13 36 (8.05%) Critical Success Factor
13 36 (8.05%) Network Optimisation
13 36 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (7.83%) Data Management
15 34 (7.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 124 (27.74%) JavaScript
2 113 (25.28%) Python
3 111 (24.83%) C#
4 103 (23.04%) SQL
5 82 (18.34%) Java
6 40 (8.95%) C++
7 22 (4.92%) C
8 18 (4.03%) PHP
9 14 (3.13%) R
10 12 (2.68%) Ruby
11 10 (2.24%) Java 8
12 9 (2.01%) Scala
12 9 (2.01%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.79%) ES6
14 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.12%) VBA
15 2 (0.45%) IronPython
15 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (23.94%) Degree
2 27 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.47%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.79%) HND
8 4 (0.89%) CISA
8 4 (0.89%) CISSP
9 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.22%) APMP
11 1 (0.22%) CISM
11 1 (0.22%) HNC
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.17%) Data Quality
2 26 (5.82%) SLA
3 7 (1.57%) GDPR
3 7 (1.57%) PMO
3 7 (1.57%) QA
4 4 (0.89%) NIST
5 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.79%) Docker
3 4 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.24%) Ansible
2 9 (2.01%) Terraform
3 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.22%) Grafana
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 66 (14.77%) ESRI
2 60 (13.42%) Microsoft
3 54 (12.08%) Oracle
4 43 (9.62%) BT
5 42 (9.40%) Virgin Media
6 33 (7.38%) Google
7 31 (6.94%) Openreach
8 29 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (4.92%) Mapinfo
10 13 (2.91%) Tableau
11 10 (2.24%) Adobe
11 10 (2.24%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.57%) Genesys
13 4 (0.89%) HP
13 4 (0.89%) SAP
13 4 (0.89%) VMware
14 3 (0.67%) Luciad
14 3 (0.67%) Mapbox
14 3 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 2 (0.45%) Remedy