Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 745 696
Rank change year-on-year -26 -49 -15
Permanent jobs citing GIS 429 559 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.79% 0.94% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 296 447 560
UK median annual salary £38,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -14.12% +2.41% -

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 54325 59227 69040
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.71% 30.03% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 45217 50571 58229
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -12 381 £40,000 -5.88% 20
UK excluding London +70 340 £36,500 -14.12% 18
South East +118 144 £35,000 -17.65% 3
London -101 82 £44,500 -4.12% 5
North of England -21 61 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East of England -9 49 £37,500 -25.00% 7
North West -21 43 £57,500 +31.66% 2
Scotland +1 31 £28,000 -37.78% 3
Midlands +10 24 £40,000 +39.13% 1
South West +5 24 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +5 16 £35,000 -50.00% 1
West Midlands +10 15 £31,500 +14.55%
Wales +18 9 £41,967 -1.25%
East Midlands +8 7 £47,500 +26.67% 1
North East - 2 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 161 (37.53%) Degree
2 133 (31.00%) SQL
3 106 (24.71%) JavaScript
4 92 (21.45%) Geospatial Data
5 91 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (20.98%) Java
7 80 (18.65%) .NET
7 80 (18.65%) SQL Server
7 80 (18.65%) Python
8 72 (16.78%) ArcGIS
9 69 (16.08%) C#
10 66 (15.38%) Management Information System
10 66 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 65 (15.15%) HTML
12 63 (14.69%) Software Engineering
13 62 (14.45%) Finance
14 61 (14.22%) Open Source
15 60 (13.99%) Computer Science
16 58 (13.52%) Data Management
17 56 (13.05%) Presales
18 51 (11.89%) Project Management
19 49 (11.42%) Security Cleared
19 49 (11.42%) Analytics
20 47 (10.96%) ESRI
21 44 (10.26%) SAP
22 43 (10.02%) SC Cleared
23 41 (9.56%) CSS
23 41 (9.56%) Oracle
23 41 (9.56%) Microsoft
23 41 (9.56%) Risk Management

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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 72 (16.78%) ArcGIS
2 17 (3.96%) GeoServer
3 15 (3.50%) Apache Spark
4 14 (3.26%) SAS
5 11 (2.56%) IIS
6 9 (2.10%) Apache
7 7 (1.63%) CMS
7 7 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.40%) Oracle Spatial
9 5 (1.17%) Drupal
10 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.47%) JBoss
12 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.47%) WildFly
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 31 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.80%) SPSS
4 11 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.40%) Autodesk Inventor
7 3 (0.70%) GIMP
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (5.59%) SAP PM
2 22 (5.13%) SAP CO
2 22 (5.13%) SAP FI
2 22 (5.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 22 (5.13%) SAP HR
2 22 (5.13%) SAP MM
3 19 (4.43%) Maximo
4 16 (3.73%) Primavera
4 16 (3.73%) SAP QM
4 16 (3.73%) SAP SD
5 10 (2.33%) SAP EHS
6 6 (1.40%) SAP GTS
6 6 (1.40%) SAP PS
6 6 (1.40%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.93%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.93%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.70%) SAP cProjects
8 3 (0.70%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.63%) GitHub
4 5 (1.17%) SaaS
5 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.70%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.50%) Firewall
2 7 (1.63%) LDAP
2 7 (1.63%) Network Security
3 6 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.47%) DMZ
5 2 (0.47%) DNS
5 2 (0.47%) Internet
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (21.45%) Geospatial Data
2 80 (18.65%) SQL Server
3 40 (9.32%) QGIS
4 36 (8.39%) Big Data
5 32 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (6.76%) Spatial Data
7 28 (6.53%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.66%) Hadoop
9 18 (4.20%) MySQL
9 18 (4.20%) Power BI
10 15 (3.50%) NoSQL
11 13 (3.03%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.80%) PowerPivot
13 10 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.86%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.86%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.86%) QlikView
15 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (1.17%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.90%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.40%) Subversion
4 5 (1.17%) JIRA
5 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.93%) NUnit
5 4 (0.93%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.70%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.47%) AppScan
7 2 (0.47%) Gradle
7 2 (0.47%) Moq
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.47%) sqlmap
7 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 62 (14.45%) Finance
2 33 (7.69%) Retail
3 22 (5.13%) Marketing
3 22 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.43%) Banking
5 15 (3.50%) Games
5 15 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.80%) Law
6 12 (2.80%) Military
7 6 (1.40%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.17%) Legal
9 4 (0.93%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Billing
10 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (26.57%) Developer
2 82 (19.11%) Consultant
3 49 (11.42%) Analyst
4 36 (8.39%) GIS Consultant
5 31 (7.23%) Software Developer
6 29 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 26 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 24 (5.59%) Software Engineer
9 22 (5.13%) SAP Consultant
9 22 (5.13%) SAP PM Consultant
10 21 (4.90%) GIS Developer
11 19 (4.43%) .NET Developer
11 19 (4.43%) Senior Developer
12 18 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (4.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (3.96%) SQL Developer
14 16 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 15 (3.50%) Data Analyst
15 15 (3.50%) GIS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.65%) .NET
2 65 (15.15%) HTML
3 41 (9.56%) CSS
4 32 (7.46%) J2EE
5 28 (6.53%) HTML5
6 27 (6.29%) jQuery
7 26 (6.06%) Node.js
8 23 (5.36%) ASP.NET
9 22 (5.13%) BAPI
9 22 (5.13%) IDoc
10 21 (4.90%) Web Services
11 20 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (3.96%) RESTful
13 16 (3.73%) Ajax
13 16 (3.73%) XML
14 15 (3.50%) Google Maps API
14 15 (3.50%) PostGIS
15 14 (3.26%) AngularJS
15 14 (3.26%) REST
16 13 (3.03%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 66 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 60 (13.99%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.90%) Algorithms
4 12 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.86%) Contactless
6 7 (1.63%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.63%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (1.40%) Blog
7 6 (1.40%) Social Media
8 5 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.70%) User Experience
11 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.23%) Windows
2 14 (3.26%) Unix
3 13 (3.03%) Linux
4 4 (0.93%) Android
5 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Fedora
7 1 (0.23%) HPUX
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (14.69%) Software Engineering
3 61 (14.22%) Open Source
4 58 (13.52%) Data Management
5 56 (13.05%) Presales
6 51 (11.89%) Project Management
7 49 (11.42%) Analytics
8 41 (9.56%) Risk Management
9 37 (8.62%) Mathematics
10 36 (8.39%) Information Security
10 36 (8.39%) SDLC
11 35 (8.16%) Mentoring
12 34 (7.93%) Data Analysis
13 33 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (7.23%) CRM
15 30 (6.99%) CAD
16 28 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (6.53%) Statistics
16 28 (6.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (31.00%) SQL
2 106 (24.71%) JavaScript
3 90 (20.98%) Java
4 80 (18.65%) Python
5 69 (16.08%) C#
6 34 (7.93%) C++
7 26 (6.06%) Scala
8 25 (5.83%) R
9 21 (4.90%) VB.NET
10 18 (4.20%) C
11 17 (3.96%) VBA
12 16 (3.73%) Go
13 9 (2.10%) PHP
14 8 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.93%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.93%) VB
16 3 (0.70%) Delphi
16 3 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 161 (37.53%) Degree
2 49 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 43 (10.02%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.43%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (3.03%) CISSP
5 13 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.56%) CISA
7 8 (1.86%) CISM
7 8 (1.86%) PhD
8 7 (1.63%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.17%) HNC
9 5 (1.17%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.70%) CRISC
10 3 (0.70%) PMP
11 2 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.90%) QA
2 11 (2.56%) SLA
3 7 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.17%) PMO
5 3 (0.70%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.17%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.47%) Graphite
3 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (10.96%) ESRI
2 44 (10.26%) SAP
3 41 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.56%) Oracle
4 35 (8.16%) Mapinfo
5 17 (3.96%) Tableau
6 15 (3.50%) Google
7 5 (1.17%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.17%) Juniper
7 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.93%) Epicor
8 4 (0.93%) IBM
8 4 (0.93%) JDA
8 4 (0.93%) QAD
8 4 (0.93%) RedPrairie
9 3 (0.70%) Intel
9 3 (0.70%) Splunk
9 3 (0.70%) Syclo
9 3 (0.70%) VMware
10 2 (0.47%) Palantir