Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 742 781
Rank change year-on-year +27 +39 -99
Permanent jobs citing GIS 499 464 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 0.87% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 367 316 417
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,750 £63,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -

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 53,213 53,192 61,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.66% 30.77% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 43,549 44,954 52,203
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 14 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 June 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 -12 416 £45,000 +12.50% 71
UK excluding London +13 385 £45,000 +28.57% 59
South East +16 140 £45,000 +34.33% 16
London +8 106 £45,000 -7.51% 18
Scotland +9 60 £45,000 +50.00% 5
East of England -10 53 £45,000 +28.57% 10
South West +25 50 £37,500 -7.41% 6
Midlands +2 35 £41,250 +10.00% 8
North of England -19 30 £60,000 +53.85% 13
West Midlands +16 29 £42,500 +34.92% 6
North West +1 29 £60,000 +13.21% 7
Wales +20 17 £40,000 -4.69% 1
East Midlands +9 6 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Yorkshire +7 1 £24,000 -31.43% 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 160 (32.06%) SQL
2 152 (30.46%) Degree
3 109 (21.84%) Windows
4 106 (21.24%) Software Engineering
5 105 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (20.84%) C#
6 104 (20.84%) Microsoft
7 100 (20.04%) Java
8 97 (19.44%) .NET
9 90 (18.04%) Python
10 89 (17.84%) Geospatial Data
11 87 (17.43%) Project Management
11 87 (17.43%) Management Information System
12 67 (13.43%) C++
13 65 (13.03%) SQL Server
13 65 (13.03%) Web Services
13 65 (13.03%) Linux
14 64 (12.83%) Git (software)
15 60 (12.02%) JavaScript
15 60 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (11.82%) CAD
17 57 (11.42%) Finance
18 52 (10.42%) Computer Science
19 50 (10.02%) WPF
19 50 (10.02%) Big Data
20 49 (9.82%) EAM
20 49 (9.82%) HTML
21 47 (9.42%) SAP
21 47 (9.42%) Telecoms
21 47 (9.42%) Analytics

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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 33 (6.61%) ArcGIS
2 17 (3.41%) GeoServer
3 13 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.00%) JBoss
4 10 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.60%) Apache
6 8 (1.60%) CMS
6 8 (1.60%) Smallworld
6 8 (1.60%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (1.20%) ArcSDE
7 6 (1.20%) SAS
7 6 (1.20%) WordPress
8 5 (1.00%) IIS
8 5 (1.00%) WildFly
9 4 (0.80%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.60%) Drupal
11 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.40%) nginx
12 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 46 (9.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (3.41%) Autodesk Inventor
4 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.20%) AutoCAD
6 6 (1.20%) ProjectWise
7 5 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.60%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (7.62%) SAP MM
1 38 (7.62%) SAP PM
2 33 (6.61%) SAP CO
2 33 (6.61%) SAP FI
2 33 (6.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 33 (6.61%) SAP HR
3 17 (3.41%) Maximo
3 17 (3.41%) SAP GTS
3 17 (3.41%) SAP PS
3 17 (3.41%) SAP R/3
4 16 (3.21%) Primavera
4 16 (3.21%) SAP EHS
4 16 (3.21%) SAP PLM
4 16 (3.21%) SAP QM
4 16 (3.21%) SAP SD
5 7 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (1.00%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.40%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.61%) SaaS
3 29 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.81%) IaaS
5 14 (2.81%) GitHub
6 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.20%) PaaS
7 4 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.80%) Office 365
7 4 (0.80%) Serverless
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.40%) G Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) Heroku
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.40%) GPON
2 8 (1.60%) DNS
3 5 (1.00%) Firewall
3 5 (1.00%) FTP
4 4 (0.80%) Internet
5 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.40%) Broadband
6 2 (0.40%) LAN
6 2 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.40%) WAN
6 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.20%) DMZ
7 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.20%) NAS
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) SAN
7 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.84%) Geospatial Data
2 65 (13.03%) SQL Server
3 50 (10.02%) Big Data
4 45 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (7.01%) Relational Database
6 24 (4.81%) Oracle Database
7 23 (4.61%) Spatial Data
8 21 (4.21%) MySQL
9 19 (3.81%) RDBMS
10 18 (3.61%) Hadoop
10 18 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.81%) QGIS
13 13 (2.61%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (2.20%) Apache Hive
15 11 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.80%) NoSQL
17 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 37 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.61%) NetBeans
4 15 (3.01%) JIRA
4 15 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.20%) Subversion
6 8 (1.60%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.40%) ERwin
8 5 (1.00%) Gradle
9 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.80%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.60%) Maven
10 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.40%) Mockito
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.40%) Selenium
12 1 (0.20%) Eclipse RCP
12 1 (0.20%) gulp
12 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (11.42%) Finance
2 47 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.01%) Military
4 23 (4.61%) Marketing
5 22 (4.41%) Banking
6 18 (3.61%) Aerospace
7 17 (3.41%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.81%) Law
9 12 (2.40%) Games
10 9 (1.80%) Retail
11 6 (1.20%) Billing
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) Local Government
13 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 134 (26.85%) Developer
2 63 (12.63%) Architect
3 49 (9.82%) Consultant
3 49 (9.82%) Software Developer
4 44 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 37 (7.41%) Analyst
6 33 (6.61%) SAP Consultant
7 29 (5.81%) Java Engineer
8 25 (5.01%) C# Developer
8 25 (5.01%) Java Software Engineer
9 19 (3.81%) .NET Developer
9 19 (3.81%) C# Software Engineer
9 19 (3.81%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.61%) Junior
11 17 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
11 17 (3.41%) SAP PLM Consultant
11 17 (3.41%) SAP PM Consultant
12 16 (3.21%) Digital Architect
12 16 (3.21%) Enterprise Architect
13 15 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (19.44%) .NET
2 65 (13.03%) Web Services
3 50 (10.02%) WPF
4 49 (9.82%) HTML
5 40 (8.02%) XML
6 38 (7.62%) BAPI
7 35 (7.01%) CSS
8 33 (6.61%) IDoc
8 33 (6.61%) RESTful
9 31 (6.21%) Middleware
9 31 (6.21%) SOAP
10 26 (5.21%) ASP.NET
11 25 (5.01%) AngularJS
12 23 (4.61%) jQuery
13 22 (4.41%) REST
14 21 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (4.21%) J2EE
14 21 (4.21%) PostGIS
15 20 (4.01%) JSF
16 19 (3.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 87 (17.43%) Management Information System
2 52 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 37 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 36 (7.21%) Driving Licence
5 34 (6.81%) Algorithms
6 23 (4.61%) Data Structures
7 21 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (3.61%) Robotics
9 17 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (2.81%) User Experience
11 13 (2.61%) Virtual Team
12 10 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.80%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
14 8 (1.60%) Data Centre
15 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.80%) Cloud Native
16 4 (0.80%) Contactless
16 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 109 (21.84%) Windows
2 65 (13.03%) Linux
3 22 (4.41%) Unix
4 21 (4.21%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 19 (3.81%) Android
7 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.80%) Solaris
10 3 (0.60%) CentOS
10 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.40%) Fedora
11 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.24%) Software Engineering
2 105 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (17.43%) Project Management
4 60 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (11.82%) CAD
6 49 (9.82%) EAM
7 47 (9.42%) Analytics
8 45 (9.02%) Web Development
9 42 (8.42%) SDLC
10 41 (8.22%) Quality Management
11 40 (8.02%) CRM
11 40 (8.02%) ERP
12 38 (7.62%) Matrix Management
13 37 (7.41%) Document Management
13 37 (7.41%) Presales
14 36 (7.21%) Configuration Management
14 36 (7.21%) Scrum
15 35 (7.01%) Data Modelling
16 34 (6.81%) OO
17 33 (6.61%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 160 (32.06%) SQL
2 104 (20.84%) C#
3 100 (20.04%) Java
4 90 (18.04%) Python
5 67 (13.43%) C++
6 60 (12.02%) JavaScript
7 46 (9.22%) C
8 26 (5.21%) PHP
9 22 (4.41%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.40%) Delphi
11 12 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.20%) R
12 11 (2.20%) XAML
13 10 (2.00%) Perl
14 9 (1.80%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.20%) Ruby
16 6 (1.20%) VBA
17 5 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 152 (30.46%) Degree
2 45 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (4.81%) Numerate Degree
4 23 (4.61%) DV Cleared
5 22 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.40%) HNC
8 10 (2.00%) CISSP
8 10 (2.00%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.40%) CISM
9 7 (1.40%) PhD
10 4 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.80%) GSLC
11 3 (0.60%) HND
12 2 (0.40%) GCIA
12 2 (0.40%) GCIH
12 2 (0.40%) GIAC
12 2 (0.40%) GSEC
12 2 (0.40%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.22%) SLA
2 38 (7.62%) QA
3 8 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.60%) PMO
4 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.80%) PSD2
6 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) UCITS
8 1 (0.20%) GDPR
8 1 (0.20%) GMP
8 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (0.80%) Puppet
2 3 (0.60%) Ansible
3 2 (0.40%) Apache Shiro
3 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.20%) Graylog
4 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 104 (20.84%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.42%) SAP
3 46 (9.22%) Oracle
4 34 (6.81%) ESRI
5 27 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (4.41%) Google
6 22 (4.41%) Mapinfo
7 10 (2.00%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.40%) Fujitsu
8 7 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.40%) Tableau
9 6 (1.20%) Openreach
10 5 (1.00%) Adobe
10 5 (1.00%) Autodesk
10 5 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.00%) Syclo
11 4 (0.80%) Apple
11 4 (0.80%) Capita
11 4 (0.80%) IBM
11 4 (0.80%) PayPal