Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 727 707
Rank change year-on-year -34 -20 0
Permanent jobs citing GIS 432 576 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 0.99% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 296 457 568
UK median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +5.57%
10th Percentile £24,438 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.88% +6.25% -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 53990 57903 69678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.60% 29.77% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 44449 49351 58963
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.53%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,500 £73,500
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -54 385 £40,000 -5.88% 21
UK excluding London +63 340 £35,750 -15.88% 28
South East +136 162 £35,000 -17.65% 6
London -140 86 £47,500 +1.81% 5
North of England -27 57 £40,000 -12.72% 4
North West -11 41 £57,500 +27.78% 2
East of England -30 35 £45,000 -8.16% 4
Scotland -25 31 £28,000 -37.78% 2
South West +16 25 £41,000 -8.89% 1
Midlands +14 22 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire -1 15 £38,750 -44.64% 2
East Midlands +29 10 £43,750 +15.13%
West Midlands +6 10 £28,000 +1.82% 1
Wales +14 9 £41,967 +6.24% 8
North East - 1 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 178 (41.20%) Degree
2 143 (33.10%) SQL
3 106 (24.54%) JavaScript
4 94 (21.76%) Java
5 88 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (19.91%) .NET
6 86 (19.91%) Geospatial Data
7 83 (19.21%) Python
8 78 (18.06%) SQL Server
9 74 (17.13%) C#
10 73 (16.90%) Finance
11 70 (16.20%) Software Engineering
12 62 (14.35%) Management Information System
13 61 (14.12%) HTML
13 61 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
14 60 (13.89%) ArcGIS
15 58 (13.43%) Open Source
16 57 (13.19%) Computer Science
17 53 (12.27%) Project Management
17 53 (12.27%) Security Cleared
18 52 (12.04%) Presales
19 50 (11.57%) ESRI
20 49 (11.34%) Data Management
20 49 (11.34%) Analytics
21 48 (11.11%) C++
22 46 (10.65%) SAP
23 43 (9.95%) Risk Management
23 43 (9.95%) Mathematics
24 41 (9.49%) SC Cleared
24 41 (9.49%) Microsoft

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 60 (13.89%) ArcGIS
2 16 (3.70%) GeoServer
3 15 (3.47%) SAS
4 12 (2.78%) IIS
4 12 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.31%) Apache
5 10 (2.31%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.62%) Smallworld
8 5 (1.16%) Drupal
9 4 (0.93%) CMS
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.46%) JBoss
11 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.46%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.78%) SPSS
4 11 (2.55%) Autodesk Inventor
5 9 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.69%) ArcInfo
7 3 (0.69%) GIMP
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (5.79%) SAP PM
2 19 (4.40%) SAP CO
2 19 (4.40%) SAP FI
2 19 (4.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 19 (4.40%) SAP HR
2 19 (4.40%) SAP MM
3 11 (2.55%) SAP GTS
3 11 (2.55%) SAP PS
3 11 (2.55%) SAP R/3
4 9 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.85%) Maximo
5 8 (1.85%) Primavera
5 8 (1.85%) SAP EHS
5 8 (1.85%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.85%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.93%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.69%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.62%) GitHub
4 6 (1.39%) SaaS
5 5 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.69%) Heroku
6 3 (0.69%) Office 365
7 2 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.24%) Firewall
2 7 (1.62%) Network Security
3 6 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.16%) DWDM
4 5 (1.16%) GPON
4 5 (1.16%) SDH
5 3 (0.69%) LDAP
6 2 (0.46%) DMZ
6 2 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.23%) Broadband
7 1 (0.23%) Internet
7 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (19.91%) Geospatial Data
2 78 (18.06%) SQL Server
3 39 (9.03%) Big Data
4 36 (8.33%) QGIS
5 31 (7.18%) Spatial Data
6 24 (5.56%) Power BI
7 22 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.86%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.94%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (3.47%) NoSQL
12 14 (3.24%) PowerPivot
13 12 (2.78%) MySQL
14 9 (2.08%) QlikView
14 9 (2.08%) RDBMS
14 9 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.85%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 31 (7.18%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.39%) JIRA
3 6 (1.39%) Subversion
4 5 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.16%) LoadRunner
4 5 (1.16%) NetBeans
4 5 (1.16%) NUnit
4 5 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.93%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.69%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.46%) Gradle
7 2 (0.46%) Moq
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.23%) CMake
8 1 (0.23%) TestRail
8 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 73 (16.90%) Finance
2 29 (6.71%) Retail
3 24 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.09%) Marketing
5 19 (4.40%) Banking
6 17 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.47%) Games
8 13 (3.01%) Law
8 13 (3.01%) Military
9 11 (2.55%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.85%) Digital Economy
11 6 (1.39%) Legal
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (26.16%) Developer
2 77 (17.82%) Consultant
3 55 (12.73%) Analyst
4 36 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 32 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 30 (6.94%) GIS Consultant
6 30 (6.94%) JavaScript Developer
7 28 (6.48%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.40%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (4.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (4.40%) SAP Consultant
8 19 (4.40%) SAP PM Consultant
8 19 (4.40%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.17%) Data Analyst
9 18 (4.17%) GIS Developer
9 18 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 16 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (19.91%) .NET
2 61 (14.12%) HTML
3 39 (9.03%) CSS
4 33 (7.64%) J2EE
5 32 (7.41%) HTML5
6 28 (6.48%) jQuery
7 27 (6.25%) Node.js
8 25 (5.79%) Web Services
9 24 (5.56%) ASP.NET
9 24 (5.56%) RESTful
10 21 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (4.40%) BAPI
11 19 (4.40%) IDoc
11 19 (4.40%) SOAP
12 18 (4.17%) Ajax
12 18 (4.17%) Swing
13 17 (3.94%) OpenLayers
14 15 (3.47%) AngularJS
14 15 (3.47%) XML
15 14 (3.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.35%) Management Information System
2 61 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (13.19%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.09%) Algorithms
5 17 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.85%) Contactless
7 8 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
8 6 (1.39%) Blog
8 6 (1.39%) Social Media
9 5 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.16%) Robotics
10 4 (0.93%) User Experience
11 3 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.33%) Windows
2 15 (3.47%) Linux
3 13 (3.01%) Unix
4 4 (0.93%) Android
5 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Fedora
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.20%) Software Engineering
3 58 (13.43%) Open Source
4 53 (12.27%) Project Management
5 52 (12.04%) Presales
6 49 (11.34%) Analytics
6 49 (11.34%) Data Management
7 43 (9.95%) Mathematics
7 43 (9.95%) Risk Management
8 37 (8.56%) SDLC
9 34 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (7.18%) Mentoring
10 31 (7.18%) Statistics
11 30 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (6.71%) Visualisation
13 28 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (6.48%) Information Security
13 28 (6.48%) MVC
13 28 (6.48%) TDD
14 27 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 143 (33.10%) SQL
2 106 (24.54%) JavaScript
3 94 (21.76%) Java
4 83 (19.21%) Python
5 74 (17.13%) C#
6 48 (11.11%) C++
7 31 (7.18%) R
8 25 (5.79%) C
9 22 (5.09%) VB.NET
10 21 (4.86%) Scala
11 18 (4.17%) VBA
12 14 (3.24%) Go
13 9 (2.08%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.39%) PHP
15 6 (1.39%) VB
16 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.69%) Delphi
17 3 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 178 (41.20%) Degree
2 53 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (3.01%) CISSP
6 12 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.31%) Master's Degree
8 9 (2.08%) HNC
9 8 (1.85%) CISA
9 8 (1.85%) CISM
9 8 (1.85%) PhD
10 7 (1.62%) Postgraduate
11 6 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.16%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.93%) MBA
14 3 (0.69%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.69%) CRISC
15 2 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
16 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.87%) QA
2 9 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.85%) SLA
4 5 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.16%) NEBOSH
5 3 (0.69%) PMO
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) SAP ITS
2 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.46%) Graphite
2 2 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (11.57%) ESRI
2 46 (10.65%) SAP
3 41 (9.49%) Microsoft
4 40 (9.26%) Mapinfo
5 27 (6.25%) Oracle
6 18 (4.17%) Tableau
7 14 (3.24%) Google
8 5 (1.16%) Ariba
8 5 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.16%) Concur
8 5 (1.16%) Juniper
9 4 (0.93%) Epicor
9 4 (0.93%) JDA
9 4 (0.93%) QAD
9 4 (0.93%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.69%) Intel
10 3 (0.69%) Nintex
10 3 (0.69%) Remedy
10 3 (0.69%) Splunk
10 3 (0.69%) VMware