Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 623 732
Rank change year-on-year -28 +109 +4
Permanent jobs citing GIS 170 434 399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.84% 1.30% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 120 368 326
Median annual salary £44,588 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.91% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,675 £28,750 £29,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,676 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.69% -11.11% +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 20,316 33,270 43,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.74% 27.04% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 16,739 27,467 36,063
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 2021. 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 -8 151 £42,500 - 40
UK excluding London -3 116 £44,676 +11.69% 45
South West -10 40 £40,000 +14.11% 6
London +94 38 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Work from Home -70 31 £46,000 +8.24% 9
South East +66 28 £46,000 -3.16% 12
Scotland +13 17 £45,000 +16.88% 6
East of England +48 16 £33,000 -12.00% 6
Midlands +39 12 £26,500 -19.70% 7
West Midlands +54 11 £30,750 -6.82% 5
North West +54 2 £35,000 -20.00% 6
North of England +34 2 £35,000 -39.13% 6
East Midlands +31 1 £26,000 -21.21% 2
Wales +31 1 £26,500 -18.46% 1

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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 43 (25.29%) Python
2 41 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (20.59%) Geospatial Data
4 34 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (20.00%) C#
4 34 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 30 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 30 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 27 (15.88%) SQL
6 27 (15.88%) Management Information System
6 27 (15.88%) AWS
7 26 (15.29%) Telecoms
8 25 (14.71%) ESRI
8 25 (14.71%) ArcGIS
8 25 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 25 (14.71%) Data Modelling
9 24 (14.12%) Bash Shell
10 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (13.53%) Java
11 22 (12.94%) C
11 22 (12.94%) HTML
12 21 (12.35%) C++
12 21 (12.35%) Analytics
13 20 (11.76%) Azure
13 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 19 (11.18%) Web Services
15 18 (10.59%) DevOps
15 18 (10.59%) Project Management
15 18 (10.59%) Degree

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 25 (14.71%) ArcGIS
2 9 (5.29%) Smallworld
3 2 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.59%) GeoServer
Applications
1 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (7.65%) AutoCAD
4 11 (6.47%) MS Visio
5 9 (5.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.59%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.59%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.88%) AWS
2 20 (11.76%) Azure
3 14 (8.24%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.06%) Power Platform
5 10 (5.88%) Amazon S3
5 10 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 10 (5.88%) Serverless
6 8 (4.71%) GCP
7 2 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.18%) Firebase
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (1.18%) Smartsheet
7 2 (1.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) Wireless
2 4 (2.35%) PPP
3 2 (1.18%) Broadband
3 2 (1.18%) DWDM
3 2 (1.18%) VPN
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.59%) LTE
4 1 (0.59%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.59%) Geospatial Data
2 25 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (8.82%) QGIS
5 14 (8.24%) Spatial Data
6 13 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (7.06%) Power BI
8 10 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (5.29%) Big Data
10 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.94%) Tableau
12 4 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (2.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (2.35%) Hadoop
12 4 (2.35%) HBase
12 4 (2.35%) JasperReports
12 4 (2.35%) MySQL
13 3 (1.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.47%) JIRA
3 10 (5.88%) GoCD
3 10 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.35%) JUnit
4 4 (2.35%) Maven
4 4 (2.35%) Mockito
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.18%) Toad
6 1 (0.59%) Aptana Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (15.29%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.59%) Local Government
3 15 (8.82%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.53%) Legal
5 5 (2.94%) Military
5 5 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.76%) Finance
8 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.59%) Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (18.24%) Developer
2 19 (11.18%) Consultant
2 19 (11.18%) Fibre Planner
3 17 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 14 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.65%) Data Consultant
6 11 (6.47%) Analyst
7 10 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
7 10 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Geospatial Consultant
9 8 (4.71%) GIS Technician
9 8 (4.71%) Junior
9 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Data Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Junior Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Systems Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) HTML
2 19 (11.18%) Web Services
3 15 (8.82%) .NET
4 14 (8.24%) HTML5
5 11 (6.47%) REST
6 10 (5.88%) SOAP
6 10 (5.88%) Spring
7 8 (4.71%) CSS
7 8 (4.71%) XML
8 6 (3.53%) DirectX
9 5 (2.94%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.35%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.35%) Apache NiFi
10 4 (2.35%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.35%) GWT
10 4 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.35%) JPA
10 4 (2.35%) jQuery
10 4 (2.35%) Kafka
10 4 (2.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.88%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.88%) User Experience
4 8 (4.71%) Fibre Optics
5 6 (3.53%) Life Science
6 5 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.35%) LLPG
8 3 (1.76%) NLPG
9 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.18%) Lidar
9 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.18%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.24%) Windows
2 12 (7.06%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.76%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.18%) Unix
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 25 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 21 (12.35%) Analytics
6 18 (10.59%) DevOps
6 18 (10.59%) Project Management
7 15 (8.82%) CAD
8 14 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.24%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (8.24%) Presales
8 14 (8.24%) Project Delivery
8 14 (8.24%) Visualisation
9 12 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.06%) Computer Science
9 12 (7.06%) Data Science
9 12 (7.06%) Data Visualisation
9 12 (7.06%) Microservices
10 10 (5.88%) Data Management
10 10 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.29%) Python
2 34 (20.00%) C#
2 34 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (15.88%) SQL
4 24 (14.12%) Bash Shell
5 23 (13.53%) Java
6 22 (12.94%) C
7 21 (12.35%) C++
8 17 (10.00%) PHP
9 12 (7.06%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.94%) Ruby
11 4 (2.35%) Java 8
11 4 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.76%) XPath
12 3 (1.76%) XQuery
13 2 (1.18%) Tcl
13 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.59%) Degree
4 3 (1.76%) CISM
4 3 (1.76%) CISSP
4 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) GIAC
5 2 (1.18%) GSLC
5 2 (1.18%) HND
5 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.59%) CRISC
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) QA
2 11 (6.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (5.88%) HIPAA
4 7 (4.12%) Data Quality
4 7 (4.12%) PMO
5 4 (2.35%) GDPR
5 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.76%) BS7666
7 2 (1.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.59%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (4.12%) Docker
2 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) Ansible
1 10 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 10 (5.88%) Rancher
1 10 (5.88%) Rundeck
1 10 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.71%) ESRI
3 15 (8.82%) Google
4 10 (5.88%) Splunk
5 9 (5.29%) Oracle
6 7 (4.12%) Openreach
6 7 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.53%) CODA
7 6 (3.53%) DevExpress
7 6 (3.53%) Embarcadero
8 5 (2.94%) BT
9 4 (2.35%) HubSpot
9 4 (2.35%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.35%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.76%) SAP
11 2 (1.18%) Logi
11 2 (1.18%) Mapbox
11 2 (1.18%) Mapinfo
11 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.59%) Alteryx