Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 598 776
Rank change year-on-year -2 +178 +17
Permanent jobs citing GIS 107 586 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 1.56% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 92 538 329
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,784 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% -4.92% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,625 £67,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.41% -7.78% +28.57%

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 14,104 37,647 49,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.32% 27.06% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11,748 30,738 40,369
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIS.

Salary trend for GIS in the UK

GIS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 13 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 22 September 2020. 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 +48 96 £42,500 -5.56% 42
UK excluding London +4 67 £40,500 -2.41% 39
London +163 34 £42,500 -17.07% 6
Midlands +121 21 £35,000 -2.78% 3
West Midlands +88 21 £35,000 -2.78% 2
South East +112 19 £53,500 +18.89% 13
Work from Home +42 14 £42,500 -5.56% 3
East of England +51 11 £32,750 -25.14% 3
Scotland +65 7 £52,036 +50.21% 3
South West +53 5 £34,000 -20.11% 9
North of England +172 2 £52,500 +46.79% 6
North West +121 2 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Wales +34 2 £30,120 +47.97% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 21 (19.63%) SQL
1 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) Fibre Optics
3 18 (16.82%) ESRI
3 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.82%) Python
4 17 (15.89%) SQL Server
4 17 (15.89%) Project Management
4 17 (15.89%) Telecoms
5 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
5 16 (14.95%) AWS
6 15 (14.02%) Network Design
6 15 (14.02%) Network Planning
6 15 (14.02%) Geospatial Data
7 14 (13.08%) Google
7 14 (13.08%) CAD
7 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.15%) C#
8 13 (12.15%) Machine Learning
9 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (11.21%) QGIS
9 12 (11.21%) C++
9 12 (11.21%) Degree
9 12 (11.21%) Azure
9 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
10 11 (10.28%) Visualisation
10 11 (10.28%) HTML
10 11 (10.28%) Oracle
10 11 (10.28%) ArcGIS
11 10 (9.35%) Finance

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 11 (10.28%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.80%) Smallworld
3 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.93%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.80%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.87%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.93%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Maximo
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) AWS
2 12 (11.21%) Azure
3 6 (5.61%) Power Platform
4 5 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.67%) GCP
4 5 (4.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.87%) Office 365
5 2 (1.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) Broadband
1 8 (7.48%) GPON
2 6 (5.61%) Internet
2 6 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.74%) DNS
3 4 (3.74%) PPP
3 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) Firewall
4 2 (1.87%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) DWDM
5 1 (0.93%) SSH
5 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.02%) Geospatial Data
3 12 (11.21%) QGIS
4 7 (6.54%) Big Data
5 6 (5.61%) Power BI
5 6 (5.61%) Spatial Data
6 5 (4.67%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.87%) MySQL
9 2 (1.87%) SQLite
10 1 (0.93%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) JIRA
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.93%) LINQPad
4 1 (0.93%) Postman
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.93%) webpack
4 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (15.89%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.35%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Local Government
4 5 (4.67%) Military
5 2 (1.87%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.87%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Marketing
5 2 (1.87%) Police
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.93%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Developer
2 13 (12.15%) Software Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Fibre Planner
4 9 (8.41%) Consultant
5 8 (7.48%) Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.54%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Planning Manager
7 6 (5.61%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.61%) GIS Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Graduate
8 5 (4.67%) GIS Team Leader
8 5 (4.67%) Graduate Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Graduate Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.74%) Fibre Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) HTML
2 10 (9.35%) .NET
3 9 (8.41%) REST
3 9 (8.41%) Spring
4 8 (7.48%) CSS
5 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.54%) Web Services
6 6 (5.61%) SOAP
7 5 (4.67%) Entity Framework
7 5 (4.67%) jQuery
7 5 (4.67%) Pandas
7 5 (4.67%) PostGIS
8 4 (3.74%) HTML5
8 4 (3.74%) TensorFlow
9 3 (2.80%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (2.80%) XML
10 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.87%) CSS3
10 2 (1.87%) Node.js
10 2 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Fibre Optics
2 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.61%) User Experience
5 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.80%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) Social Media
7 2 (1.87%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.87%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.93%) CCTV
8 1 (0.93%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.80%) Linux
5 2 (1.87%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.89%) Project Management
3 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
4 15 (14.02%) Network Design
4 15 (14.02%) Network Planning
5 14 (13.08%) CAD
6 13 (12.15%) Machine Learning
7 11 (10.28%) Visualisation
8 9 (8.41%) Analytics
8 9 (8.41%) Statistics
9 8 (7.48%) Computer Science
9 8 (7.48%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (7.48%) Validation
10 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.54%) Data Visualisation
10 7 (6.54%) TDD
11 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (5.61%) Mathematics
11 6 (5.61%) Remote Sensing
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.63%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
2 18 (16.82%) Python
3 13 (12.15%) C#
4 12 (11.21%) C++
5 10 (9.35%) Java
6 5 (4.67%) C
7 2 (1.87%) Fortran
7 2 (1.87%) Go
7 2 (1.87%) PHP
7 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.87%) R
7 2 (1.87%) Ruby
7 2 (1.87%) Scala
7 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) Degree
1 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (2.80%) CISM
3 3 (2.80%) CISSP
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.80%) GIAC
3 3 (2.80%) GSLC
4 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) HND
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MBCS
5 1 (0.93%) PhD
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) GDPR
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Docker
2 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Ansible
1 1 (0.93%) CloudHub
1 1 (0.93%) Grafana
1 1 (0.93%) Kibana
1 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
1 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (16.82%) ESRI
2 14 (13.08%) Google
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.28%) Oracle
4 10 (9.35%) BT
5 9 (8.41%) Openreach
6 8 (7.48%) Virgin Media
7 7 (6.54%) Mapinfo
8 5 (4.67%) HubSpot
8 5 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (4.67%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.67%) VMware
9 4 (3.74%) IBM
9 4 (3.74%) Tableau
9 4 (3.74%) Veeam
10 2 (1.87%) SAP
11 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.93%) Citrix
11 1 (0.93%) Genesys