Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 630 711 760
Rank change year-on-year +81 +49 +19
Permanent jobs citing GIS 501 510 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.24% 0.96% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 413 366 295
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,100 £70,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -6.25%

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 40,501 53,207 52,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.09% 30.67% 30.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33,003 43,806 44,743
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.20%

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 19 May 2019.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 16 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 19 May 2019. 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 +104 449 £48,500 +7.78% 40
UK excluding London +68 415 £47,500 +11.76% 41
South East +75 168 £50,000 +23.46% 6
South West +80 105 £45,000 +20.00% 11
London +62 76 £40,643 -15.33% 5
East of England +72 48 £46,000 +2.22% 3
Scotland -8 36 £28,500 -36.67% 3
Midlands +26 31 £41,500 +7.79% 10
North of England +13 23 £35,000 -48.15% 5
West Midlands +19 19 £41,500 +7.79% 7
East Midlands +20 12 £55,000 +51.72% 3
Yorkshire +15 12 £32,750 -35.47%
North West 0 8 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £70,000 - 1
North East - 3 £29,000 - 1
Wales +1 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 159 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (30.34%) Degree
3 106 (21.16%) SQL
4 104 (20.76%) Java
5 99 (19.76%) Geospatial Data
6 97 (19.36%) C#
7 96 (19.16%) JavaScript
8 95 (18.96%) Python
9 94 (18.76%) Security Cleared
10 88 (17.56%) .NET
11 81 (16.17%) PostgreSQL
12 79 (15.77%) Software Engineering
13 76 (15.17%) Finance
14 74 (14.77%) Windows
14 74 (14.77%) SC Cleared
14 74 (14.77%) Git (software)
15 73 (14.57%) Microsoft
16 71 (14.17%) C++
17 66 (13.17%) Docker
18 64 (12.77%) CAD
19 63 (12.57%) Computer Science
20 62 (12.38%) Big Data
21 60 (11.98%) SQL Server
22 59 (11.78%) CSS
22 59 (11.78%) SDLC
23 55 (10.98%) HTML
24 54 (10.78%) ArcGIS
25 53 (10.58%) C
26 51 (10.18%) SAP
26 51 (10.18%) Web Services

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 54 (10.78%) ArcGIS
2 41 (8.18%) GeoServer
3 34 (6.79%) Confluence
4 33 (6.59%) Apache
4 33 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.99%) nginx
7 11 (2.20%) Smallworld
8 9 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.80%) Oracle Spatial
9 8 (1.60%) ArcSDE
10 7 (1.40%) Documentum
11 6 (1.20%) SAS
12 5 (1.00%) JBoss
13 4 (0.80%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.80%) Drupal
14 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.40%) Jupyter
16 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (4.99%) Autodesk Inventor
2 23 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (2.40%) AutoCAD
6 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.20%) SPSS
7 6 (1.20%) Stata
8 5 (1.00%) MicroStation
9 4 (0.80%) ArchiCAD
9 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.80%) Revit
10 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (6.39%) SAP CO
1 32 (6.39%) SAP FI
1 32 (6.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 25 (4.99%) SAP GTS
2 25 (4.99%) SAP HR
2 25 (4.99%) SAP MM
2 25 (4.99%) SAP PM
2 25 (4.99%) SAP PS
2 25 (4.99%) SAP R/3
3 7 (1.40%) SAP ERP
3 7 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.40%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.40%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.20%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.79%) SaaS
4 10 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.80%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.20%) npm
7 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.20%) Broadband
1 6 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (1.00%) GPON
3 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.40%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.40%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) Internet
4 2 (0.40%) MQTT
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) IPsec
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.20%) SNMP
5 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (19.76%) Geospatial Data
2 81 (16.17%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (12.38%) Big Data
4 60 (11.98%) SQL Server
5 47 (9.38%) Spatial Data
6 24 (4.79%) QGIS
7 23 (4.59%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 17 (3.39%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.40%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.80%) DTS
12 9 (1.80%) HBase
12 9 (1.80%) MySQL
12 9 (1.80%) Power BI
13 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.40%) DB2
14 7 (1.40%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 74 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.78%) Visual Studio
3 41 (8.18%) Jenkins
4 40 (7.98%) JIRA
5 34 (6.79%) JMeter
6 26 (5.19%) Bitbucket
7 25 (4.99%) Maven
8 23 (4.59%) JUnit
8 23 (4.59%) NetBeans
9 17 (3.39%) Mockito
9 17 (3.39%) webpack
10 14 (2.79%) Babel
11 11 (2.20%) Selenium
12 10 (2.00%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.60%) Gatling
15 7 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (1.40%) Subversion
15 7 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (15.17%) Finance
2 46 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 42 (8.38%) Military
4 30 (5.99%) Aerospace
5 25 (4.99%) Marketing
6 18 (3.59%) Local Government
7 11 (2.20%) Electronics
8 10 (2.00%) Retail
9 9 (1.80%) Banking
9 9 (1.80%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 120 (23.95%) Developer
2 53 (10.58%) Consultant
3 49 (9.78%) Analyst
4 41 (8.18%) Software Engineer
5 40 (7.98%) Java Engineer
6 35 (6.99%) Java Software Engineer
7 33 (6.59%) Architect
8 28 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
9 25 (4.99%) C# Software Engineer
9 25 (4.99%) Graduate
9 25 (4.99%) Java Developer
9 25 (4.99%) Managing Consultant
9 25 (4.99%) SAP Consultant
9 25 (4.99%) SAP PLM Consultant
9 25 (4.99%) SAP PM Consultant
10 24 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
10 24 (4.79%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 23 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 22 (4.39%) GIS Analyst
12 22 (4.39%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (17.56%) .NET
2 59 (11.78%) CSS
3 55 (10.98%) HTML
4 51 (10.18%) Web Services
5 50 (9.98%) RESTful
6 43 (8.58%) XML
7 41 (8.18%) SOAP
8 38 (7.58%) WPF
9 33 (6.59%) Django
10 29 (5.79%) ASP.NET
11 27 (5.39%) JSON
12 26 (5.19%) React
13 25 (4.99%) BAPI
13 25 (4.99%) IDoc
13 25 (4.99%) jQuery
14 24 (4.79%) OpenLayers
15 23 (4.59%) PostGIS
15 23 (4.59%) Swing
16 22 (4.39%) Node.js
16 22 (4.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.99%) Data Protection Act
2 29 (5.79%) Fibre Optics
3 28 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.39%) Robotics
5 16 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.79%) CMDB
6 14 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.60%) User Experience
10 7 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.60%) PMI
12 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.40%) iPhone
13 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.77%) Windows
2 35 (6.99%) Linux
3 28 (5.59%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.79%) Android
4 14 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.59%) Unix
6 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) CentOS
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (15.77%) Software Engineering
3 64 (12.77%) CAD
4 63 (12.57%) Computer Science
5 59 (11.78%) SDLC
6 50 (9.98%) Configuration Management
7 47 (9.38%) Mathematics
8 43 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (8.38%) Data Science
9 42 (8.38%) Scrum
10 41 (8.18%) Open Source
11 40 (7.98%) Project Management
12 39 (7.78%) Presales
12 39 (7.78%) Visualisation
13 36 (7.19%) Data Protection
13 36 (7.19%) Microservices
13 36 (7.19%) SOA
13 36 (7.19%) Software Testing
14 35 (6.99%) Web Development
15 33 (6.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (21.16%) SQL
2 104 (20.76%) Java
3 97 (19.36%) C#
4 96 (19.16%) JavaScript
5 95 (18.96%) Python
6 71 (14.17%) C++
7 53 (10.58%) C
8 29 (5.79%) PHP
9 21 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 19 (3.79%) ES6
11 17 (3.39%) R
12 10 (2.00%) Ruby
12 10 (2.00%) VB
12 10 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.80%) VB6
14 7 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.40%) VBScript
15 6 (1.20%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.00%) Scala
17 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 152 (30.34%) Degree
2 94 (18.76%) Security Cleared
3 74 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.79%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 17 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.80%) HNC
9 9 (1.80%) HND
10 7 (1.40%) PhD
11 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.80%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.60%) CISM
12 3 (0.60%) CISSP
12 3 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.40%) CISA
13 2 (0.40%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.19%) QA
2 24 (4.79%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) COBIT
5 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (13.17%) Docker
2 30 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 17 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.19%) Ansible
3 8 (1.60%) Terraform
4 6 (1.20%) Puppet
5 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 73 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.18%) SAP
3 50 (9.98%) Oracle
4 49 (9.78%) ESRI
5 26 (5.19%) Atlassian
6 16 (3.19%) Google
7 14 (2.79%) Autodesk
8 11 (2.20%) Mapbox
9 9 (1.80%) Mapinfo
10 7 (1.40%) Luciad
10 7 (1.40%) OpenText
10 7 (1.40%) Software AG
10 7 (1.40%) webMethods
10 7 (1.40%) Workday
11 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.20%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.00%) BT
12 5 (1.00%) Openreach
12 5 (1.00%) Virgin Media
13 4 (0.80%) Syclo