Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 597 608
Rank change year-on-year -100 +11 +200
Permanent jobs citing GIS 375 105 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 0.74% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 210 74 466
10th Percentile £31,235 £31,075 £27,750
25th Percentile £40,125 £36,875 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,750 £45,000 £43,692
Median % change year-on-year +26.11% +2.99% +2.80%
75th Percentile £71,250 £56,643 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,875 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +24.44% +12.50% -10.47%

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 35,369 14,229 37,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.82% 28.67% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 22,507 12,097 31,188
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 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 -104 347 £57,500 +27.78% 71
UK excluding London -39 278 £56,000 +24.44% 61
South West +31 140 £48,125 -16.30% 10
Work from Home -180 98 £58,750 +38.24% 11
London -202 74 £58,750 +35.06% 15
South East -147 43 £66,250 +47.22% 18
North of England -98 38 £60,000 - 6
Midlands -114 28 £47,500 +35.71% 12
West Midlands -94 23 £57,500 +64.29% 9
North West -81 21 £67,500 - 4
East of England -86 19 £45,000 +36.36% 7
Yorkshire - 17 £60,000 - 1
Wales -50 5 £87,500 +190.50% 3
Scotland -88 5 £54,072 +13.84% 3
East Midlands - 4 £30,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 166 (44.27%) Azure
2 155 (41.33%) Python
3 149 (39.73%) AWS
4 137 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (35.73%) JavaScript
6 128 (34.13%) DevOps
7 119 (31.73%) Software Engineering
8 118 (31.47%) Security Cleared
9 114 (30.40%) React
10 106 (28.27%) PostgreSQL
11 102 (27.20%) OpenLayers
12 99 (26.40%) QGIS
13 98 (26.13%) CSS
14 95 (25.33%) Linux
15 91 (24.27%) Leaflet
15 91 (24.27%) GeoServer
16 89 (23.73%) Ubuntu
17 79 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
18 76 (20.27%) C#
19 69 (18.40%) .NET
19 69 (18.40%) HTTP
20 64 (17.07%) Artificial Intelligence
21 63 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
21 63 (16.80%) Social Skills
21 63 (16.80%) Geospatial Data
22 57 (15.20%) Docker
22 57 (15.20%) ETL
23 54 (14.40%) Degree
24 49 (13.07%) SQL
25 48 (12.80%) Kubernetes

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 91 (24.27%) GeoServer
2 43 (11.47%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.80%) Apache
4 3 (0.80%) CMS
5 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.53%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.27%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 23 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.40%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.27%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Maximo
2 3 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.27%) iTrent
4 1 (0.27%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 166 (44.27%) Azure
2 149 (39.73%) AWS
3 45 (12.00%) GCP
4 19 (5.07%) Power Platform
5 12 (3.20%) Serverless
6 8 (2.13%) PaaS
6 8 (2.13%) SaaS
7 7 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.60%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 6 (1.60%) IaaS
9 4 (1.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.40%) HTTP
2 7 (1.87%) Firewall
2 7 (1.87%) Network Security
3 6 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (1.60%) Sourcefire
4 4 (1.07%) VPN
5 3 (0.80%) Internet
5 3 (0.80%) MPLS
6 2 (0.53%) ADSL
6 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.27%) BGP
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) HSRP
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) OSPF
7 1 (0.27%) RIP
7 1 (0.27%) SNMP
7 1 (0.27%) VRRP
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (28.27%) PostgreSQL
2 99 (26.40%) QGIS
3 63 (16.80%) Geospatial Data
4 42 (11.20%) Big Data
5 32 (8.53%) SQL Server
6 22 (5.87%) Spatial Data
7 18 (4.80%) Power BI
8 14 (3.73%) Tableau
9 12 (3.20%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.87%) Metadata
12 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.07%) EDMS
13 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.07%) MySQL
13 4 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.80%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.53%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 17 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.47%) JIRA
3 6 (1.60%) Metasploit
3 6 (1.60%) Selenium
4 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.07%) JUnit
6 3 (0.80%) JMeter
6 3 (0.80%) Maven
6 3 (0.80%) REST Assured
6 3 (0.80%) Subversion
7 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.53%) Hudson
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.53%) TestNG
7 2 (0.53%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 63 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
1 63 (16.80%) Social Skills
2 24 (6.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 19 (5.07%) Presentation Skills
4 16 (4.27%) Finance
4 16 (4.27%) Local Government
5 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.20%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.67%) Back Office
8 9 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (2.13%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (2.13%) Legal
10 5 (1.33%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.33%) Law
10 5 (1.33%) Marketing
11 4 (1.07%) Military
12 3 (0.80%) Automotive
12 3 (0.80%) Publishing
13 2 (0.53%) Banking
13 2 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (22.40%) Developer
2 73 (19.47%) Software Engineer
3 50 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 42 (11.20%) Analyst
5 34 (9.07%) C# Developer
6 28 (7.47%) GIS Analyst
7 27 (7.20%) Architect
7 27 (7.20%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (6.13%) Applications Support
8 23 (6.13%) Consultant
8 23 (6.13%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.87%) Senior C# Developer
9 22 (5.87%) Senior Software Engineer
10 21 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
10 21 (5.60%) GIS Support
10 21 (5.60%) Senior Applications Support
10 21 (5.60%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 21 (5.60%) Senior GIS Analyst
10 21 (5.60%) Senior Support Analyst
11 18 (4.80%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (30.40%) React
2 102 (27.20%) OpenLayers
3 98 (26.13%) CSS
4 91 (24.27%) Leaflet
5 69 (18.40%) .NET
6 32 (8.53%) HTML
7 24 (6.40%) .NET Core
7 24 (6.40%) PostGIS
8 20 (5.33%) Django
9 18 (4.80%) .NET Framework
9 18 (4.80%) AngularJS
10 14 (3.73%) Entity Framework
11 12 (3.20%) ASP.NET
12 11 (2.93%) REST
13 9 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.40%) RESTful
13 9 (2.40%) WPF
14 8 (2.13%) Node.js
14 8 (2.13%) Web Services
15 7 (1.87%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 33 (8.80%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.13%) User Experience
4 14 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.93%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.40%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.60%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (1.60%) Lidar
7 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.80%) iPad
10 3 (0.80%) Life Science
10 3 (0.80%) SCADA
11 2 (0.53%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.53%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 95 (25.33%) Linux
2 89 (23.73%) Ubuntu
3 11 (2.93%) Windows
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
4 2 (0.53%) CentOS
5 1 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (34.13%) DevOps
3 119 (31.73%) Software Engineering
4 79 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (17.07%) Artificial Intelligence
6 57 (15.20%) ETL
7 48 (12.80%) Machine Learning
8 43 (11.47%) Analytics
9 39 (10.40%) Data Analysis
10 31 (8.27%) Data Ingestion
11 30 (8.00%) Data Analytics
12 28 (7.47%) Data Management
13 26 (6.93%) Project Management
14 24 (6.40%) Asset Management
15 22 (5.87%) Data Modelling
16 21 (5.60%) Computer Science
17 20 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
17 20 (5.33%) Project Delivery
17 20 (5.33%) Visualisation
18 19 (5.07%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 155 (41.33%) Python
2 134 (35.73%) JavaScript
3 76 (20.27%) C#
4 49 (13.07%) SQL
5 19 (5.07%) Java
6 13 (3.47%) R
6 13 (3.47%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.87%) PHP
7 7 (1.87%) Scala
8 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.33%) C
9 5 (1.33%) VBA
10 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.80%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.53%) C++
12 2 (0.53%) Java 11
12 2 (0.53%) Java 8
12 2 (0.53%) Perl
12 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (31.47%) Security Cleared
2 54 (14.40%) Degree
3 23 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.33%) HND
7 4 (1.07%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.80%) CISSP
8 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.53%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.27%) CCSP
10 1 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) QA
2 8 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.87%) GDPR
4 6 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.60%) TickIT
5 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.53%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (15.20%) Docker
2 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (12.80%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.60%) Nessus
2 6 (1.60%) QRadar
3 5 (1.33%) Terraform
4 3 (0.80%) Ansible
4 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.20%) ESRI
3 11 (2.93%) Oracle
4 10 (2.67%) Databricks
5 7 (1.87%) Cisco
6 6 (1.60%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.60%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.60%) Google
6 6 (1.60%) McAfee
6 6 (1.60%) Palo Alto
6 6 (1.60%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.60%) Trustwave
7 4 (1.07%) HubSpot
7 4 (1.07%) SAP
8 3 (0.80%) Apple
8 3 (0.80%) Computacenter
8 3 (0.80%) IBM
8 3 (0.80%) Openreach
8 3 (0.80%) Remedy
8 3 (0.80%) Xamarin