Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 684 730
Rank change year-on-year -65 +46 -21
Permanent jobs citing GIS 469 600 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.86% 1.08% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 308 420 478
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,963 £29,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.78% +5.88% +6.25%

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 54650 55316 67312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.34% 29.75% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 45039 47309 56922
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -65 408 £40,000 -18.37% 21
UK excluding London +97 376 £37,000 -17.78% 30
South East +115 152 £36,500 -18.89% 3
London -211 82 £54,500 -0.91% 3
North of England +17 71 £57,500 +32.18% 6
North West -17 52 £67,500 +55.17% 2
East of England -1 48 £35,000 -17.65% 5
Scotland -18 42 £32,000 -28.89% 3
South West +7 28 £45,000 -6.25%
Midlands +17 27 £35,500 +10.94% 4
Yorkshire +30 17 £40,000 +10.34% 4
East Midlands +30 14 £42,500 +3.66% 1
West Midlands +5 13 £32,500 +14.64% 2
Wales +21 8 £35,717 -17.89% 9
North East - 2 £32,750 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 211 (44.99%) Degree
2 123 (26.23%) SQL
3 106 (22.60%) Java
4 97 (20.68%) Software Engineering
5 93 (19.83%) Finance
6 89 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (17.06%) JavaScript
8 76 (16.20%) Geospatial Data
9 68 (14.50%) .NET
9 68 (14.50%) Python
10 67 (14.29%) C++
11 66 (14.07%) C#
11 66 (14.07%) Windows
11 66 (14.07%) Computer Science
12 64 (13.65%) SAP
13 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
13 63 (13.43%) Microsoft
14 60 (12.79%) Management Information System
15 55 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
16 53 (11.30%) Presales
17 49 (10.45%) Big Data
17 49 (10.45%) RESTful
18 47 (10.02%) ESRI
19 46 (9.81%) Mathematics
20 45 (9.59%) ArcGIS
21 43 (9.17%) Git (software)
22 42 (8.96%) HTML
23 40 (8.53%) Project Management
23 40 (8.53%) CAD
23 40 (8.53%) Analytics

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 45 (9.59%) ArcGIS
2 14 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.77%) SAS
4 12 (2.56%) GeoServer
5 8 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.71%) Smallworld
5 8 (1.71%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.71%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (1.28%) Apache
6 6 (1.28%) CMS
6 6 (1.28%) Drupal
6 6 (1.28%) IIS
6 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.43%) JBoss
9 2 (0.43%) WildFly
10 1 (0.21%) Confluence
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 35 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.69%) Autodesk Inventor
4 12 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.92%) SPSS
6 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.64%) ArcInfo
7 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (8.10%) SAP PM
2 30 (6.40%) SAP CO
2 30 (6.40%) SAP FI
2 30 (6.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 30 (6.40%) SAP HR
2 30 (6.40%) SAP MM
3 22 (4.69%) SAP GTS
3 22 (4.69%) SAP PS
3 22 (4.69%) SAP R/3
4 15 (3.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.71%) Maximo
5 8 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (1.71%) Primavera
5 8 (1.71%) SAP EHS
5 8 (1.71%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.71%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.64%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.43%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.21%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.99%) GitHub
2 13 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.92%) SaaS
5 5 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.85%) Office 365
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.64%) Heroku
7 3 (0.64%) Serverless
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.35%) Broadband
2 7 (1.49%) DNS
2 7 (1.49%) DWDM
2 7 (1.49%) Firewall
3 6 (1.28%) GPON
3 6 (1.28%) SDH
4 5 (1.07%) Internet
4 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.85%) FTP
6 3 (0.64%) LDAP
6 3 (0.64%) Network Security
7 1 (0.21%) DMZ
7 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.20%) Geospatial Data
2 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
3 49 (10.45%) Big Data
4 31 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (6.61%) Spatial Data
5 24 (5.12%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.69%) Power BI
7 20 (4.26%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.41%) QGIS
9 15 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.99%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (2.56%) SAP HANA
13 11 (2.35%) PowerPivot
13 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (2.13%) Apache Hive
14 10 (2.13%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 43 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.41%) NetBeans
4 7 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.07%) Subversion
6 4 (0.85%) NUnit
7 3 (0.64%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.64%) JIRA
8 2 (0.43%) Gradle
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.21%) CMake
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.21%) FinalBuilder
9 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.21%) PVCS
9 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.21%) TestRail
General
1 93 (19.83%) Finance
2 33 (7.04%) Retail
3 31 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.33%) Aerospace
5 24 (5.12%) Marketing
6 20 (4.26%) Banking
7 19 (4.05%) Investment Banking
8 17 (3.62%) Games
9 14 (2.99%) Law
9 14 (2.99%) Military
10 8 (1.71%) Digital Economy
11 7 (1.49%) Local Government
11 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.85%) Automotive
12 4 (0.85%) Legal
13 2 (0.43%) Advertising
13 2 (0.43%) Billing
13 2 (0.43%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (21.11%) Developer
2 74 (15.78%) Consultant
3 51 (10.87%) Software Engineer
4 50 (10.66%) Analyst
5 35 (7.46%) Java Engineer
6 34 (7.25%) SAP Consultant
6 34 (7.25%) SAP PM Consultant
7 32 (6.82%) Java Software Engineer
8 28 (5.97%) Graduate
9 26 (5.54%) Software Developer
10 23 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.69%) SAP PLM Consultant
12 21 (4.48%) Architect
13 20 (4.26%) Data Analyst
14 18 (3.84%) GIS Consultant
15 17 (3.62%) C# Software Engineer
15 17 (3.62%) GIS Developer
16 16 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
17 13 (2.77%) C++ Software Engineer
17 13 (2.77%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (14.50%) .NET
2 49 (10.45%) RESTful
3 42 (8.96%) HTML
4 36 (7.68%) Web Services
5 34 (7.25%) CSS
6 30 (6.40%) BAPI
6 30 (6.40%) IDoc
6 30 (6.40%) J2EE
6 30 (6.40%) SOAP
7 28 (5.97%) Swing
8 21 (4.48%) Node.js
8 21 (4.48%) WPF
9 19 (4.05%) REST
10 18 (3.84%) OpenLayers
11 17 (3.62%) HTML5
11 17 (3.62%) PostGIS
12 16 (3.41%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.20%) jQuery
14 14 (2.99%) Ajax
15 12 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.07%) Computer Science
2 60 (12.79%) Management Information System
3 55 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.69%) Algorithms
5 20 (4.26%) Robotics
6 15 (3.20%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.77%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
9 10 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.71%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.07%) Social Media
13 4 (0.85%) SCADA
13 4 (0.85%) User Experience
13 4 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.64%) Blog
14 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.64%) LLPG
14 3 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.07%) Windows
2 28 (5.97%) Linux
3 22 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.62%) Unix
5 8 (1.71%) Android
5 8 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.68%) Software Engineering
2 89 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (11.30%) Presales
4 46 (9.81%) Mathematics
5 40 (8.53%) Analytics
5 40 (8.53%) CAD
5 40 (8.53%) Project Management
6 37 (7.89%) Scrum
7 36 (7.68%) Risk Management
7 36 (7.68%) SAP Implementation
8 35 (7.46%) Innovative Thinking
9 33 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (7.04%) Visualisation
10 32 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 30 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
11 30 (6.40%) Configuration Management
11 30 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (6.40%) Document Management
11 30 (6.40%) Open Source
12 29 (6.18%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (26.23%) SQL
2 106 (22.60%) Java
3 80 (17.06%) JavaScript
4 68 (14.50%) Python
5 67 (14.29%) C++
6 66 (14.07%) C#
7 32 (6.82%) C
8 28 (5.97%) R
9 14 (2.99%) Scala
10 11 (2.35%) VBA
11 9 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.71%) PHP
12 8 (1.71%) sed
13 7 (1.49%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.07%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.07%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.07%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 211 (44.99%) Degree
2 37 (7.89%) Numerate Degree
3 35 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.84%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.62%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.56%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.92%) MBA
9 8 (1.71%) HNC
10 7 (1.49%) CISSP
11 6 (1.28%) PhD
12 5 (1.07%) CISM
12 5 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.07%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.85%) CISA
13 4 (0.85%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.64%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.18%) QA
2 11 (2.35%) SLA
3 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.28%) NEBOSH
5 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.64%) PMO
7 2 (0.43%) BS7666
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.71%) SAP ITS
3 3 (0.64%) Docker
4 2 (0.43%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.43%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (13.65%) SAP
2 63 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 47 (10.02%) ESRI
4 32 (6.82%) Oracle
5 21 (4.48%) Mapinfo
6 12 (2.56%) Tableau
7 11 (2.35%) Google
8 8 (1.71%) Fujitsu
9 5 (1.07%) Ariba
9 5 (1.07%) Concur
10 4 (0.85%) Nintex
11 3 (0.64%) Alteryx
11 3 (0.64%) BT
11 3 (0.64%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.64%) IBM
11 3 (0.64%) Juniper
11 3 (0.64%) Remedy
12 2 (0.43%) Capita
12 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.21%) Mapbox