Period
to 26 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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 720 682
Rank change year-on-year -47 -38 +13
Permanent jobs citing GIS 436 572 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 1.00% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 299 446 568
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £24,700 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.86% +7.50% -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 54291 57344 69496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.60% 29.75% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 44668 48856 58726
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £73,750
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 26 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 26 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 -56 391 £40,000 -5.88% 13
UK excluding London +43 340 £35,750 -16.86% 21
South East +128 163 £35,000 -17.65% 6
London -139 90 £47,500 +1.81% 1
North of England -26 56 £40,000 -14.27% 4
North West -12 40 £57,500 +27.78% 3
East of England -17 36 £45,000 -8.16% 1
Scotland -24 30 £28,000 -37.78% 4
South West +9 26 £41,000 -8.89% 1
Midlands +13 22 £40,000 +45.45%
Yorkshire -8 15 £38,750 -44.64% 1
East Midlands +42 10 £43,750 +13.64%
West Midlands +5 10 £28,000 +1.82%
Wales +8 8 £33,934 -14.09% 4
North East - 1 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 182 (41.74%) Degree
2 138 (31.65%) SQL
3 110 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 95 (21.79%) Java
5 90 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (19.72%) Python
7 85 (19.50%) .NET
8 84 (19.27%) Geospatial Data
9 77 (17.66%) SQL Server
10 76 (17.43%) Finance
11 72 (16.51%) C#
11 72 (16.51%) Software Engineering
12 64 (14.68%) HTML
13 63 (14.45%) ArcGIS
14 61 (13.99%) Management Information System
14 61 (13.99%) Computer Science
15 58 (13.30%) Open Source
15 58 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
16 53 (12.16%) ESRI
16 53 (12.16%) Presales
17 52 (11.93%) Project Management
17 52 (11.93%) C++
17 52 (11.93%) Security Cleared
18 51 (11.70%) Analytics
19 49 (11.24%) Data Management
20 47 (10.78%) Mathematics
21 44 (10.09%) SAP
21 44 (10.09%) Risk Management
22 42 (9.63%) Microsoft
23 41 (9.40%) Mapinfo

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 63 (14.45%) ArcGIS
2 15 (3.44%) GeoServer
3 14 (3.21%) SAS
4 10 (2.29%) Apache
4 10 (2.29%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.29%) IIS
4 10 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.83%) Smallworld
5 8 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.15%) Drupal
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.46%) WildFly
9 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.52%) Autodesk Inventor
3 11 (2.52%) SPSS
4 9 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.69%) ArcInfo
6 3 (0.69%) GIMP
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (5.73%) SAP PM
2 19 (4.36%) SAP CO
2 19 (4.36%) SAP FI
2 19 (4.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 19 (4.36%) SAP HR
2 19 (4.36%) SAP MM
3 11 (2.52%) SAP GTS
3 11 (2.52%) SAP PS
3 11 (2.52%) SAP R/3
4 9 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.83%) Maximo
5 8 (1.83%) Primavera
5 8 (1.83%) SAP EHS
5 8 (1.83%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.83%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.92%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.69%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.61%) GitHub
4 6 (1.38%) SaaS
5 5 (1.15%) 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 (3.21%) Firewall
2 7 (1.61%) Network Security
3 6 (1.38%) DWDM
3 6 (1.38%) GPON
3 6 (1.38%) SDH
3 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.69%) LDAP
5 2 (0.46%) DMZ
5 2 (0.46%) DNS
5 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.23%) Broadband
6 1 (0.23%) Internet
6 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.27%) Geospatial Data
2 77 (17.66%) SQL Server
3 40 (9.17%) Big Data
4 34 (7.80%) QGIS
5 31 (7.11%) Spatial Data
6 24 (5.50%) Power BI
7 23 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.82%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.67%) Hadoop
10 15 (3.44%) NoSQL
10 15 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (3.21%) PowerPivot
12 12 (2.75%) MySQL
13 9 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.83%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.83%) QlikView
14 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.38%) JIRA
3 6 (1.38%) Subversion
3 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.15%) LoadRunner
4 5 (1.15%) NetBeans
4 5 (1.15%) NUnit
5 3 (0.69%) CircleCI
5 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.46%) Gradle
6 2 (0.46%) Moq
6 2 (0.46%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.23%) CMake
7 1 (0.23%) FinalBuilder
7 1 (0.23%) TestRail
7 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 76 (17.43%) Finance
2 31 (7.11%) Retail
3 25 (5.73%) Marketing
3 25 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.36%) Banking
5 17 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.44%) Games
7 14 (3.21%) Law
8 13 (2.98%) Military
9 12 (2.75%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.83%) Digital Economy
11 6 (1.38%) 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%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (27.06%) Developer
2 77 (17.66%) Consultant
3 54 (12.39%) Analyst
4 39 (8.94%) Software Developer
5 33 (7.57%) Software Engineer
6 30 (6.88%) GIS Consultant
6 30 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 28 (6.42%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.36%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.36%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (4.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (4.36%) GIS Developer
8 19 (4.36%) SAP Consultant
8 19 (4.36%) SAP PM Consultant
8 19 (4.36%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.13%) Data Analyst
10 17 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 17 (3.90%) Graduate
10 17 (3.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (19.50%) .NET
2 64 (14.68%) HTML
3 41 (9.40%) CSS
4 33 (7.57%) J2EE
5 32 (7.34%) HTML5
6 30 (6.88%) jQuery
7 26 (5.96%) Node.js
8 25 (5.73%) Web Services
9 24 (5.50%) ASP.NET
9 24 (5.50%) RESTful
10 21 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (4.36%) BAPI
11 19 (4.36%) IDoc
11 19 (4.36%) SOAP
12 18 (4.13%) Ajax
12 18 (4.13%) Swing
13 17 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 17 (3.90%) OpenLayers
14 14 (3.21%) Google Maps API
14 14 (3.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.99%) Computer Science
1 61 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 58 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.28%) Algorithms
4 17 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.83%) Contactless
6 8 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.83%) Renewable Energy
7 7 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (1.61%) Robotics
8 6 (1.38%) Blog
8 6 (1.38%) Social Media
9 5 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.92%) 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 (8.26%) Windows
2 17 (3.90%) Linux
3 14 (3.21%) Unix
4 4 (0.92%) 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 90 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (16.51%) Software Engineering
3 58 (13.30%) Open Source
4 53 (12.16%) Presales
5 52 (11.93%) Project Management
6 51 (11.70%) Analytics
7 49 (11.24%) Data Management
8 47 (10.78%) Mathematics
9 44 (10.09%) Risk Management
10 37 (8.49%) SDLC
11 35 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (7.34%) Statistics
13 31 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (6.88%) Mentoring
15 28 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (6.42%) Data Analysis
15 28 (6.42%) Information Security
15 28 (6.42%) MVC
15 28 (6.42%) TDD
15 28 (6.42%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 138 (31.65%) SQL
2 110 (25.23%) JavaScript
3 95 (21.79%) Java
4 86 (19.72%) Python
5 72 (16.51%) C#
6 52 (11.93%) C++
7 32 (7.34%) R
8 27 (6.19%) C
9 21 (4.82%) Scala
10 20 (4.59%) VB.NET
11 16 (3.67%) VBA
12 13 (2.98%) Go
13 8 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.38%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.38%) PHP
15 4 (0.92%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.92%) VB
16 3 (0.69%) Delphi
16 3 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 182 (41.74%) Degree
2 52 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 40 (9.17%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.19%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.75%) CISSP
7 10 (2.29%) Master's Degree
8 9 (2.06%) HNC
9 8 (1.83%) CISM
9 8 (1.83%) PhD
10 7 (1.61%) CISA
10 7 (1.61%) Postgraduate
11 6 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.15%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.92%) MBA
14 3 (0.69%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.46%) CRISC
16 1 (0.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.03%) QA
2 9 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.38%) NEBOSH
3 6 (1.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.69%) PMO
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) SAP ITS
2 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.15%) 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 53 (12.16%) ESRI
2 44 (10.09%) SAP
3 42 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 41 (9.40%) Mapinfo
5 25 (5.73%) Oracle
6 18 (4.13%) Tableau
7 14 (3.21%) Google
8 5 (1.15%) Ariba
8 5 (1.15%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.15%) Concur
8 5 (1.15%) Juniper
9 4 (0.92%) Epicor
9 4 (0.92%) JDA
9 4 (0.92%) QAD
9 4 (0.92%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.69%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.69%) Intel
10 3 (0.69%) Nintex
10 3 (0.69%) Splunk
10 3 (0.69%) VMware