Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 762 704
Rank change year-on-year -13 -58 +1
Permanent jobs citing GIS 401 448 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.83% 0.84% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 305 321 437
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £62,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -18.60% +7.50%

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 48,500 53,349 56,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.49% 30.46% 29.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39,558 43,871 48,428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -6 328 £42,500 +6.25% 77
UK excluding London -17 314 £45,000 +28.57% 77
South East -70 102 £42,500 +21.43% 16
London +42 78 £40,000 -15.79% 14
Scotland +26 59 £44,676 +59.56% 9
South West +37 48 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North of England +7 46 £40,000 -3.03% 8
East of England +37 34 £45,000 +69.81% 11
North West -10 24 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Midlands +21 19 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Yorkshire +20 19 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +28 15 £50,000 +78.57% 9
Wales -8 6 £45,000 +25.99% 4
East Midlands -8 4 £42,500 -2.86% 12
North East -5 3 £40,000 +21.21%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 136 (33.92%) SQL
2 131 (32.67%) Degree
3 104 (25.94%) Python
4 99 (24.69%) Software Engineering
5 98 (24.44%) C#
6 96 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (19.95%) Microsoft
8 78 (19.45%) .NET
9 75 (18.70%) C++
9 75 (18.70%) Geospatial Data
10 71 (17.71%) Java
11 69 (17.21%) Windows
12 67 (16.71%) Git (software)
13 65 (16.21%) Project Management
14 60 (14.96%) Management Information System
14 60 (14.96%) Big Data
15 56 (13.97%) Visualisation
16 55 (13.72%) PostgreSQL
17 54 (13.47%) ESRI
17 54 (13.47%) Security Cleared
18 52 (12.97%) Microsoft Excel
18 52 (12.97%) JavaScript
19 51 (12.72%) WPF
20 50 (12.47%) Linux
20 50 (12.47%) ArcGIS
20 50 (12.47%) Finance
21 44 (10.97%) Telecoms
22 43 (10.72%) Visual Studio
23 40 (9.98%) HTML
24 37 (9.23%) Matrix 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 50 (12.47%) ArcGIS
2 14 (3.49%) Apache
3 12 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.99%) GeoServer
4 11 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.74%) nginx
5 6 (1.50%) Smallworld
6 5 (1.25%) IIS
6 5 (1.25%) WordPress
7 3 (0.75%) CMS
7 3 (0.75%) Confluence
7 3 (0.75%) JBoss
7 3 (0.75%) WildFly
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (12.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.24%) AutoCAD
4 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.75%) Autodesk Inventor
6 4 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.75%) SPSS
7 3 (0.75%) Stata
8 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.25%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.25%) Revit
9 1 (0.25%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (3.49%) SAP PM
2 11 (2.74%) SAP CO
2 11 (2.74%) SAP FI
2 11 (2.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 11 (2.74%) SAP HR
2 11 (2.74%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.75%) SAP GTS
3 7 (1.75%) SAP PS
3 7 (1.75%) SAP R/3
4 5 (1.25%) Maximo
4 5 (1.25%) SAP PLM
5 4 (1.00%) Primavera
5 4 (1.00%) SAP EHS
5 4 (1.00%) SAP QM
5 4 (1.00%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.99%) SaaS
3 10 (2.49%) IaaS
4 7 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.00%) GitHub
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.75%) G Suite
7 2 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.50%) Serverless
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.50%) Network Security
2 3 (0.75%) GPON
3 2 (0.50%) FTP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) NAS
4 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.25%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.70%) Geospatial Data
2 60 (14.96%) Big Data
3 55 (13.72%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (8.48%) SQL Server
5 23 (5.74%) QGIS
6 18 (4.49%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.49%) Spatial Data
7 17 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.99%) MongoDB
9 15 (3.74%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.49%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.49%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.74%) CouchDB
11 11 (2.74%) MySQL
11 11 (2.74%) Redis
11 11 (2.74%) Riak
12 8 (2.00%) MS Access
13 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 67 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.72%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.48%) NetBeans
4 18 (4.49%) Subversion
5 17 (4.24%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.49%) JIRA
8 11 (2.74%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.75%) Aptana Studio
9 7 (1.75%) Selenium
10 4 (1.00%) RStudio
11 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.75%) Hudson
12 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.50%) FishEye
12 2 (0.50%) Gradle
12 2 (0.50%) JUnit
12 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 50 (12.47%) Finance
2 44 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 36 (8.98%) Marketing
4 20 (4.99%) Military
5 13 (3.24%) Banking
6 11 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.24%) Electronics
7 9 (2.24%) Games
7 9 (2.24%) Law
8 7 (1.75%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.50%) Legal
10 5 (1.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (27.43%) Developer
2 51 (12.72%) Software Engineer
3 48 (11.97%) Consultant
4 37 (9.23%) Analyst
5 35 (8.73%) Software Developer
6 32 (7.98%) C# Software Engineer
7 29 (7.23%) Architect
7 29 (7.23%) Java Engineer
7 29 (7.23%) Java Software Engineer
8 22 (5.49%) Junior
9 21 (5.24%) GIS Analyst
9 21 (5.24%) Python Developer
10 20 (4.99%) Graduate
11 18 (4.49%) GIS Consultant
12 17 (4.24%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.99%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.49%) SAP Consultant
15 13 (3.24%) C++ Software Engineer
15 13 (3.24%) GIS Developer
15 13 (3.24%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.45%) .NET
2 51 (12.72%) WPF
3 40 (9.98%) HTML
4 34 (8.48%) CSS
5 33 (8.23%) SOAP
6 31 (7.73%) RESTful
6 31 (7.73%) Web Services
7 26 (6.48%) Swing
8 24 (5.99%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.24%) Middleware
9 21 (5.24%) XML
10 19 (4.74%) PostGIS
11 18 (4.49%) OpenLayers
12 16 (3.99%) WinForms
13 14 (3.49%) .NET Framework
13 14 (3.49%) React
14 13 (3.24%) jQuery
15 12 (2.99%) Leaflet
16 11 (2.74%) .NET Core
16 11 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.96%) Management Information System
2 35 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 33 (8.23%) Driving Licence
4 28 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.48%) Robotics
6 23 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (4.24%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.24%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.24%) User Experience
11 8 (2.00%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.50%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
15 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.75%) Acoustics
16 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
16 3 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.21%) Windows
2 50 (12.47%) Linux
3 8 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.50%) Android
5 5 (1.25%) Unix
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.69%) Software Engineering
2 96 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (16.21%) Project Management
4 56 (13.97%) Visualisation
5 37 (9.23%) Matrix Management
6 36 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (8.98%) Web Development
7 33 (8.23%) Quality Management
8 32 (7.98%) Decision-Making
8 32 (7.98%) Innovative Thinking
8 32 (7.98%) Software Testing
9 31 (7.73%) Contract Management
9 31 (7.73%) CRM
10 29 (7.23%) Data Management
10 29 (7.23%) SOA
11 28 (6.98%) Line Management
11 28 (6.98%) Scrum
11 28 (6.98%) Storage Management
12 27 (6.73%) Commercial Awareness
13 26 (6.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 136 (33.92%) SQL
2 104 (25.94%) Python
3 98 (24.44%) C#
4 75 (18.70%) C++
5 71 (17.71%) Java
6 52 (12.97%) JavaScript
7 32 (7.98%) C
8 21 (5.24%) PHP
9 10 (2.49%) Perl
10 9 (2.24%) Delphi
10 9 (2.24%) R
10 9 (2.24%) XAML
11 8 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.75%) Ruby
13 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.00%) VC++
15 3 (0.75%) Magik
15 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 131 (32.67%) Degree
2 54 (13.47%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.23%) Numerate Degree
4 26 (6.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (4.74%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.74%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.99%) CISSP
7 12 (2.99%) PhD
8 9 (2.24%) CISM
9 7 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (1.75%) GSLC
10 6 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (1.25%) GIAC
12 4 (1.00%) HNC
12 4 (1.00%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.00%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.75%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.73%) QA
2 30 (7.48%) SLA
3 18 (4.49%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.25%) PMO
6 4 (1.00%) GxP
6 4 (1.00%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.50%) GDPR
8 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.25%) UCITS
System Software
1 12 (2.99%) Docker
2 9 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.99%) Ansible
2 10 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.00%) Puppet
4 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 80 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.47%) ESRI
3 31 (7.73%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (5.99%) Oracle
5 23 (5.74%) Google
6 19 (4.74%) Mapinfo
7 18 (4.49%) SAP
8 11 (2.74%) Tableau
9 5 (1.25%) Mapbox
10 4 (1.00%) Luciad
10 4 (1.00%) Openreach
10 4 (1.00%) Palantir
10 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.00%) Xero
11 3 (0.75%) Alteryx
11 3 (0.75%) Splunk
12 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.50%) CyberArk
12 2 (0.50%) IBM
12 2 (0.50%) Vectorworks