Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 697 713
Rank change year-on-year -37 +16 -9
Permanent jobs citing GIS 475 595 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.88% 1.06% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 327 426 499
UK median annual salary £40,000 £46,165 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.35% +2.59% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,875 £29,685 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.78% +5.88% +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 54109 56256 68994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 29.63% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44517 48077 58103
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -54 415 £40,000 -13.35% 19
UK excluding London +104 385 £37,000 -17.78% 17
South East +126 171 £40,000 -11.11% 6
London -186 81 £54,500 -0.91% 5
North of England +23 73 £42,500 -2.30% 6
North West -13 53 £50,000 +14.94% 4
East of England -16 43 £37,000 -26.00% 2
Scotland -15 42 £32,000 -30.43% 2
South West -6 25 £45,000 -
Midlands +15 23 £40,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire +40 18 £42,500 -41.38% 2
East Midlands +39 12 £43,750 +9.38%
Wales +26 9 £35,717 -9.58% 1
West Midlands +5 9 £30,000 +9.09%
North East - 2 £32,750 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 214 (45.05%) Degree
2 132 (27.79%) SQL
3 110 (23.16%) Java
4 98 (20.63%) Software Engineering
5 97 (20.42%) JavaScript
6 96 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (18.32%) Finance
7 87 (18.32%) Geospatial Data
8 85 (17.89%) .NET
9 80 (16.84%) Python
10 75 (15.79%) Computer Science
11 74 (15.58%) SQL Server
12 73 (15.37%) C#
12 73 (15.37%) C++
13 62 (13.05%) Presales
14 60 (12.63%) Microsoft
15 59 (12.42%) SAP
16 56 (11.79%) Windows
16 56 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
17 53 (11.16%) Management Information System
18 52 (10.95%) HTML
18 52 (10.95%) Big Data
19 48 (10.11%) Mathematics
19 48 (10.11%) Git (software)
20 47 (9.89%) Analytics
21 46 (9.68%) RESTful
21 46 (9.68%) Project Management
22 41 (8.63%) ArcGIS
22 41 (8.63%) CSS
23 40 (8.42%) ESRI

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 41 (8.63%) ArcGIS
2 14 (2.95%) GeoServer
3 13 (2.74%) SAS
4 12 (2.53%) Apache
5 11 (2.32%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.11%) IIS
6 10 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.89%) Drupal
8 8 (1.68%) Smallworld
9 5 (1.05%) CMS
10 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.63%) JBoss
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.63%) WildFly
12 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.21%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 33 (6.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.79%) Autodesk Inventor
4 12 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.11%) SPSS
6 9 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.63%) ArcInfo
8 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 33 (6.95%) SAP PM
2 26 (5.47%) SAP CO
2 26 (5.47%) SAP FI
2 26 (5.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 26 (5.47%) SAP HR
2 26 (5.47%) SAP MM
3 18 (3.79%) SAP GTS
3 18 (3.79%) SAP PS
3 18 (3.79%) SAP R/3
4 13 (2.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.68%) Maximo
5 8 (1.68%) Primavera
5 8 (1.68%) SAP EHS
5 8 (1.68%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.68%) SAP SD
6 6 (1.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.84%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (2.74%) GitHub
1 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.89%) SaaS
3 5 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.84%) Office 365
5 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.63%) Heroku
5 3 (0.63%) Serverless
6 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.42%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.32%) Firewall
2 10 (2.11%) Broadband
3 7 (1.47%) DWDM
4 6 (1.26%) GPON
4 6 (1.26%) SDH
4 6 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.84%) Network Security
6 3 (0.63%) LDAP
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.42%) Wireless
8 1 (0.21%) DMZ
8 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.32%) Geospatial Data
2 74 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 52 (10.95%) Big Data
4 33 (6.95%) Spatial Data
5 27 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 25 (5.26%) Power BI
7 18 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.37%) QGIS
8 16 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (3.16%) PowerPivot
10 14 (2.95%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.89%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.89%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.89%) SAP HANA
12 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.68%) MySQL
14 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 48 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.21%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.16%) NetBeans
4 7 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.26%) JIRA
5 6 (1.26%) NUnit
6 5 (1.05%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.05%) Subversion
7 3 (0.63%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.63%) Gradle
7 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.42%) Moq
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.21%) CMake
9 1 (0.21%) FinalBuilder
9 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.21%) PVCS
9 1 (0.21%) TestRail
General
1 87 (18.32%) Finance
2 36 (7.58%) Retail
2 36 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.68%) Marketing
4 22 (4.63%) Games
5 20 (4.21%) Aerospace
6 19 (4.00%) Banking
7 17 (3.58%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.74%) Military
9 11 (2.32%) Law
10 8 (1.68%) Digital Economy
11 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.84%) Automotive
12 4 (0.84%) Legal
12 4 (0.84%) Local Government
13 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 2 (0.42%) Advertising
14 2 (0.42%) Billing
15 1 (0.21%) Publishing
15 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (23.16%) Developer
2 84 (17.68%) Consultant
3 52 (10.95%) Software Engineer
4 49 (10.32%) Analyst
5 29 (6.11%) SAP Consultant
5 29 (6.11%) SAP PM Consultant
5 29 (6.11%) Software Developer
6 28 (5.89%) Java Engineer
6 28 (5.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 25 (5.26%) Graduate
8 24 (5.05%) GIS Consultant
9 23 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.79%) SAP PLM Consultant
12 17 (3.58%) Data Analyst
13 16 (3.37%) Architect
13 16 (3.37%) C# Software Engineer
13 16 (3.37%) GIS Developer
14 15 (3.16%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (17.89%) .NET
2 52 (10.95%) HTML
3 46 (9.68%) RESTful
4 41 (8.63%) CSS
5 39 (8.21%) J2EE
6 35 (7.37%) Web Services
7 30 (6.32%) SOAP
8 28 (5.89%) Swing
9 26 (5.47%) BAPI
9 26 (5.47%) IDoc
10 23 (4.84%) HTML5
11 22 (4.63%) OpenLayers
12 21 (4.42%) jQuery
12 21 (4.42%) WPF
13 20 (4.21%) Node.js
14 19 (4.00%) Ajax
14 19 (4.00%) REST
15 17 (3.58%) AngularJS
16 15 (3.16%) ASP.NET
17 14 (2.95%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 56 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (11.16%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.89%) Algorithms
5 18 (3.79%) Robotics
6 15 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.32%) 3D Graphics
8 11 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.11%) Renewable Energy
10 7 (1.47%) Contactless
11 6 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.84%) User Experience
14 3 (0.63%) Blog
14 3 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.79%) Windows
2 31 (6.53%) Linux
3 15 (3.16%) Unix
4 14 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.05%) Android
6 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Fedora
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.63%) Software Engineering
2 96 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.05%) Presales
4 48 (10.11%) Mathematics
5 47 (9.89%) Analytics
6 46 (9.68%) Project Management
7 38 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 37 (7.79%) CAD
8 37 (7.79%) Open Source
8 37 (7.79%) Scrum
9 36 (7.58%) Innovative Thinking
9 36 (7.58%) Visualisation
10 34 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (6.95%) Data Management
12 31 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (6.53%) Software Testing
13 30 (6.32%) SAP Implementation
13 30 (6.32%) Statistics
14 26 (5.47%) Configuration Management
14 26 (5.47%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (27.79%) SQL
2 110 (23.16%) Java
3 97 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 80 (16.84%) Python
5 73 (15.37%) C#
5 73 (15.37%) C++
6 32 (6.74%) R
7 31 (6.53%) C
8 14 (2.95%) Scala
9 11 (2.32%) VBA
10 10 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.68%) PHP
11 8 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.47%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.47%) sed
13 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.05%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.63%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 214 (45.05%) Degree
2 36 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
3 35 (7.37%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.53%) Master's Degree
7 10 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.89%) CISSP
9 7 (1.47%) HNC
9 7 (1.47%) MBA
9 7 (1.47%) PhD
10 6 (1.26%) CISM
10 6 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.05%) CISA
11 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.84%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.63%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.63%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.95%) QA
2 10 (2.11%) SLA
3 8 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.26%) NEBOSH
5 3 (0.63%) PMO
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.26%) SAP ITS
3 2 (0.42%) Docker
3 2 (0.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (0.84%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.42%) Graphite
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.42%) SAP
3 40 (8.42%) ESRI
4 34 (7.16%) Oracle
5 24 (5.05%) Mapinfo
6 16 (3.37%) Tableau
7 11 (2.32%) Google
8 5 (1.05%) Ariba
8 5 (1.05%) Concur
9 4 (0.84%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.84%) Epicor
9 4 (0.84%) Fujitsu
9 4 (0.84%) JDA
9 4 (0.84%) Juniper
9 4 (0.84%) Nintex
9 4 (0.84%) QAD
9 4 (0.84%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.63%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.63%) BT
10 3 (0.63%) Remedy