Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 755 694 716
Rank change year-on-year -61 +22 -11
Permanent jobs citing GIS 453 596 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 321 431 521
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,875 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -19.54% +8.75% -3.61%

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 53569 56197 69091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 29.64% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44034 47845 58259
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -40 399 £40,000 -8.05% 21
UK excluding London +71 360 £35,000 -19.54% 21
South East +139 168 £35,000 -17.65% 4
London -168 84 £47,500 - 3
North of England +8 64 £42,500 -2.30% 6
North West +12 44 £50,000 +14.94% 5
Scotland -20 36 £28,000 -39.13% 3
East of England -35 35 £26,500 -45.92% 6
Midlands +8 25 £40,000 +41.09%
South West +23 24 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +20 19 £41,250 -38.89%
East Midlands +35 12 £43,750 +11.46%
West Midlands -12 11 £28,000 +1.82%
Wales +20 9 £35,717 -9.58%
North East - 1 £33,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GIS.

1 194 (42.83%) Degree
2 141 (31.13%) SQL
3 98 (21.63%) JavaScript
4 91 (20.09%) Java
5 90 (19.87%) .NET
6 89 (19.65%) Geospatial Data
7 86 (18.98%) Python
8 83 (18.32%) Software Engineering
9 82 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (18.10%) Finance
10 77 (17.00%) SQL Server
11 76 (16.78%) C#
12 65 (14.35%) HTML
13 64 (14.13%) Computer Science
14 62 (13.69%) C++
15 59 (13.02%) Presales
16 56 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (12.36%) ArcGIS
16 56 (12.36%) Management Information System
17 54 (11.92%) Analytics
18 52 (11.48%) Microsoft
19 50 (11.04%) ESRI
19 50 (11.04%) Big Data
20 49 (10.82%) SAP
21 46 (10.15%) Windows
21 46 (10.15%) Project Management
22 44 (9.71%) CSS
22 44 (9.71%) Mathematics
23 43 (9.49%) Data Management
24 42 (9.27%) Risk Management

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 56 (12.36%) ArcGIS
2 16 (3.53%) GeoServer
3 15 (3.31%) SAS
4 11 (2.43%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.21%) Apache
6 9 (1.99%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.77%) IIS
7 8 (1.77%) Smallworld
7 8 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.55%) Drupal
9 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.44%) WildFly
11 1 (0.22%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Confluence
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.31%) Autodesk Inventor
4 12 (2.65%) SPSS
5 10 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.66%) ArcInfo
7 3 (0.66%) GIMP
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Revit
Business Applications
1 30 (6.62%) SAP PM
2 23 (5.08%) SAP CO
2 23 (5.08%) SAP FI
2 23 (5.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 23 (5.08%) SAP HR
2 23 (5.08%) SAP MM
3 15 (3.31%) SAP GTS
3 15 (3.31%) SAP PS
3 15 (3.31%) SAP R/3
4 11 (2.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.77%) Maximo
5 8 (1.77%) Primavera
5 8 (1.77%) SAP EHS
5 8 (1.77%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.77%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.88%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.66%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.99%) GitHub
2 9 (1.99%) SaaS
3 5 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.88%) Office 365
5 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.66%) Heroku
5 3 (0.66%) Serverless
6 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.65%) Firewall
2 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.32%) DWDM
3 6 (1.32%) GPON
3 6 (1.32%) SDH
4 5 (1.10%) Broadband
4 5 (1.10%) Network Security
5 3 (0.66%) LDAP
6 1 (0.22%) DMZ
6 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.65%) Geospatial Data
2 77 (17.00%) SQL Server
3 50 (11.04%) Big Data
4 34 (7.51%) Spatial Data
5 32 (7.06%) QGIS
6 26 (5.74%) Power BI
7 25 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (4.19%) NoSQL
9 17 (3.75%) Hadoop
9 17 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (3.53%) Relational Database
11 14 (3.09%) PowerPivot
12 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (2.21%) MySQL
14 9 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (1.77%) QlikView
16 7 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (1.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 37 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.51%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.21%) NetBeans
4 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.32%) NUnit
5 6 (1.32%) Subversion
6 5 (1.10%) JIRA
6 5 (1.10%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.66%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.44%) Gradle
9 2 (0.44%) Moq
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.22%) CMake
10 1 (0.22%) FinalBuilder
10 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.22%) PVCS
10 1 (0.22%) TestRail
General
1 82 (18.10%) Finance
2 34 (7.51%) Retail
3 30 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.40%) Marketing
5 19 (4.19%) Banking
6 18 (3.97%) Games
7 17 (3.75%) Aerospace
7 17 (3.75%) Investment Banking
8 14 (3.09%) Law
9 13 (2.87%) Military
10 8 (1.77%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.88%) Legal
12 3 (0.66%) Back Office
12 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Billing
13 2 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 114 (25.17%) Developer
2 81 (17.88%) Consultant
3 56 (12.36%) Analyst
4 42 (9.27%) Software Engineer
5 29 (6.40%) Software Developer
6 28 (6.18%) C# Developer
7 26 (5.74%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (5.52%) SAP Consultant
8 25 (5.52%) SAP PM Consultant
9 24 (5.30%) GIS Consultant
10 21 (4.64%) Data Analyst
11 20 (4.42%) Graduate
11 20 (4.42%) SQL Developer
12 18 (3.97%) .NET Developer
12 18 (3.97%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (3.97%) GIS Developer
12 18 (3.97%) Java Engineer
12 18 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
12 18 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (19.87%) .NET
2 65 (14.35%) HTML
3 44 (9.71%) CSS
4 34 (7.51%) J2EE
5 32 (7.06%) RESTful
6 31 (6.84%) HTML5
6 31 (6.84%) Web Services
7 29 (6.40%) jQuery
8 25 (5.52%) SOAP
9 23 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 23 (5.08%) BAPI
9 23 (5.08%) IDoc
9 23 (5.08%) Swing
10 20 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (4.19%) Ajax
12 18 (3.97%) OpenLayers
13 17 (3.75%) AngularJS
13 17 (3.75%) WPF
14 15 (3.31%) Node.js
14 15 (3.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.13%) Computer Science
2 56 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (12.36%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.08%) Algorithms
4 18 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.65%) Robotics
6 11 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.21%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (1.77%) Contactless
8 8 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.55%) 3D Graphics
10 6 (1.32%) Blog
10 6 (1.32%) Social Media
11 5 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.88%) User Experience
13 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.66%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.44%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.15%) Windows
2 23 (5.08%) Linux
3 16 (3.53%) Unix
4 5 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.66%) Android
5 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.32%) Software Engineering
2 82 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (13.02%) Presales
4 54 (11.92%) Analytics
5 46 (10.15%) Project Management
6 44 (9.71%) Mathematics
7 43 (9.49%) Data Management
8 42 (9.27%) Open Source
8 42 (9.27%) Risk Management
9 38 (8.39%) Visualisation
10 35 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (7.51%) SDLC
12 32 (7.06%) CAD
13 31 (6.84%) Mentoring
13 31 (6.84%) Statistics
14 30 (6.62%) Innovative Thinking
15 27 (5.96%) Data Analysis
15 27 (5.96%) Information Security
16 26 (5.74%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 141 (31.13%) SQL
2 98 (21.63%) JavaScript
3 91 (20.09%) Java
4 86 (18.98%) Python
5 76 (16.78%) C#
6 62 (13.69%) C++
7 33 (7.28%) R
8 26 (5.74%) C
9 16 (3.53%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.87%) VBA
11 10 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.99%) Scala
13 7 (1.55%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.55%) PHP
14 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.66%) Delphi
16 3 (0.66%) sed
16 3 (0.66%) XAML
17 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (42.83%) Degree
2 38 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.06%) Numerate Degree
4 22 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.21%) CISSP
6 10 (2.21%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.77%) HNC
8 7 (1.55%) CISM
8 7 (1.55%) Postgraduate
9 6 (1.32%) CISA
9 6 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (1.32%) PhD
10 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.88%) MBA
12 3 (0.66%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.44%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.73%) QA
2 10 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.55%) SLA
4 6 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.32%) NEBOSH
5 3 (0.66%) PMO
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.22%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.88%) SAP ITS
3 2 (0.44%) Docker
3 2 (0.44%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (1.10%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.44%) Graphite
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (11.04%) ESRI
3 49 (10.82%) SAP
4 38 (8.39%) Mapinfo
5 27 (5.96%) Oracle
6 18 (3.97%) Tableau
7 13 (2.87%) Google
8 5 (1.10%) Ariba
8 5 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.10%) Concur
8 5 (1.10%) Juniper
9 4 (0.88%) Epicor
9 4 (0.88%) JDA
9 4 (0.88%) Nintex
9 4 (0.88%) QAD
9 4 (0.88%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.66%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.66%) Capita
10 3 (0.66%) Remedy
10 3 (0.66%) Splunk