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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 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 727 642 645
Rank change year-on-year -85 +3 +16
Permanent jobs citing GIS 554 268 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.21% 1.09% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 175 167 217
10th Percentile £27,700 £28,869 £28,650
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £63,125 £51,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year -5.00% +32.45% -20.53%

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 45,793 24,581 24,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.85% 26.51% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 20,808 18,714 20,172
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% +4.44%

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the UK

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Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIS.

Salary trend for GIS in the UK

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Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIS over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -70 476 £50,000 -9.09% 45
UK excluding London -6 341 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Work from Home -100 299 £52,500 -8.70% 20
London -187 177 £60,000 +4.35% 15
South East -14 120 £52,500 -10.64% 8
South West +15 94 £47,500 +30.14% 6
Midlands -39 41 £42,500 -24.44% 3
West Midlands -25 36 £42,500 -26.09%
Wales -15 32 £80,000 +201.89% 3
East of England -75 26 £52,500 +5.00% 5
North of England -70 20 £43,150 -24.96% 8
North West -72 20 £43,150 -24.96% 5
Scotland -62 12 £60,000 +26.08% 1
East Midlands -22 5 £45,500 +62.50% 3

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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.

1 266 (48.01%) Python
2 245 (44.22%) Agile
3 231 (41.70%) PostgreSQL
4 210 (37.91%) JavaScript
5 207 (37.36%) Software Engineering
6 191 (34.48%) AWS
7 188 (33.94%) Azure
8 181 (32.67%) PostGIS
9 179 (32.31%) React
10 176 (31.77%) QGIS
11 172 (31.05%) Linux
12 171 (30.87%) DevOps
13 166 (29.96%) Security Cleared
14 156 (28.16%) SQL
15 146 (26.35%) GeoServer
16 144 (25.99%) SC Cleared
17 142 (25.63%) CSS
18 139 (25.09%) Ubuntu
18 139 (25.09%) OpenLayers
19 137 (24.73%) Leaflet
20 136 (24.55%) HTTP
21 124 (22.38%) Analytical Skills
22 121 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
23 103 (18.59%) Geospatial Data
24 102 (18.41%) Computer Science
25 100 (18.05%) Mathematics
25 100 (18.05%) Social Skills
26 90 (16.25%) Degree
27 86 (15.52%) Analytics
28 81 (14.62%) Finance

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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
1 146 (26.35%) GeoServer
2 54 (9.75%) ArcGIS
3 9 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (1.44%) Oracle Spatial
5 6 (1.08%) WordPress
6 4 (0.72%) Apache
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (5.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (5.23%) AutoCAD
5 19 (3.43%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.81%) Revit
6 10 (1.81%) SOLIDWORKS
6 10 (1.81%) SPSS
7 6 (1.08%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.72%) InDesign
8 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 191 (34.48%) AWS
2 188 (33.94%) Azure
3 19 (3.43%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.25%) GitHub
4 18 (3.25%) PaaS
5 12 (2.17%) GCP
6 11 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (1.99%) Google Workspace
6 11 (1.99%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (1.99%) SaaS
7 10 (1.81%) Serverless
8 9 (1.62%) dbt
9 8 (1.44%) Slack
10 7 (1.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 7 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.08%) DigitalOcean
12 5 (0.90%) Linode
13 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.54%) IaaS
14 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 136 (24.55%) HTTP
2 16 (2.89%) 5G
3 11 (1.99%) GPON
4 9 (1.62%) Broadband
4 9 (1.62%) Firewall
5 5 (0.90%) DHCP
5 5 (0.90%) DNS
5 5 (0.90%) WebEx
5 5 (0.90%) Wireless
6 4 (0.72%) RTSP
6 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.54%) DWDM
7 3 (0.54%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.54%) NAS
7 3 (0.54%) SAN
7 3 (0.54%) SNMP
8 2 (0.36%) Mobile Backhaul
8 2 (0.36%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (41.70%) PostgreSQL
2 176 (31.77%) QGIS
3 103 (18.59%) Geospatial Data
4 69 (12.45%) SQL Server
5 48 (8.66%) Spatial Data
6 46 (8.30%) NoSQL
7 31 (5.60%) Relational Database
8 26 (4.69%) Metadata
9 22 (3.97%) Big Data
10 20 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (3.43%) Power BI
12 17 (3.07%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.99%) MySQL
14 9 (1.62%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.26%) Tableau
16 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.15%) RStudio
3 10 (1.81%) CMake
3 10 (1.81%) GCC
3 10 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 10 (1.81%) Xcode
4 1 (0.18%) Flyway
4 1 (0.18%) Moq
4 1 (0.18%) Storybook
General
1 124 (22.38%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (18.05%) Social Skills
3 81 (14.62%) Finance
4 76 (13.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 63 (11.37%) Military
6 45 (8.12%) Telecoms
7 32 (5.78%) French Language
8 22 (3.97%) Legal
9 18 (3.25%) Public Sector
10 17 (3.07%) Games
10 17 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (2.17%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.62%) Back Office
13 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.62%) Police
14 6 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (1.08%) Social Science
15 5 (0.90%) Law
16 4 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 184 (33.21%) Software Engineer
2 139 (25.09%) Geospatial Engineer
3 61 (11.01%) Architect
3 61 (11.01%) Developer
4 45 (8.12%) Principal Architect
5 42 (7.58%) Analyst
6 32 (5.78%) GIS Analyst
7 26 (4.69%) Data Engineer
8 15 (2.71%) Python Engineer
8 15 (2.71%) Senior Developer
9 13 (2.35%) Backend Developer
10 12 (2.17%) JavaScript Engineer
11 11 (1.99%) Consultant
11 11 (1.99%) Data Architect
12 10 (1.81%) .NET Developer
12 10 (1.81%) 3D Software Engineer
12 10 (1.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (1.81%) Network Planner
12 10 (1.81%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (1.62%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (32.67%) PostGIS
2 179 (32.31%) React
3 142 (25.63%) CSS
4 139 (25.09%) OpenLayers
5 137 (24.73%) Leaflet
6 51 (9.21%) .NET
7 39 (7.04%) REST
8 26 (4.69%) XML
9 25 (4.51%) RESTful
10 21 (3.79%) Flask
11 19 (3.43%) GraphQL
12 18 (3.25%) ASP.NET
12 18 (3.25%) Kafka
13 16 (2.89%) Velocity
14 14 (2.53%) FastAPI
14 14 (2.53%) JSON
14 14 (2.53%) pytest
14 14 (2.53%) Web Services
15 13 (2.35%) SOAP
16 12 (2.17%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.54%) Management Information System
2 60 (10.83%) User Experience
3 28 (5.05%) Cyberattack
4 21 (3.79%) Cyber Defence
5 20 (3.61%) Algorithms
6 12 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.99%) Lidar
8 10 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
8 10 (1.81%) Animation
8 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.62%) Cybercrime
10 8 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.44%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
11 7 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.26%) PropTech
12 6 (1.08%) Photography
12 6 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 172 (31.05%) Linux
2 139 (25.09%) Ubuntu
3 28 (5.05%) Windows
4 10 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.54%) Debian
6 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.54%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (44.22%) Agile
2 207 (37.36%) Software Engineering
3 171 (30.87%) DevOps
4 121 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
5 102 (18.41%) Computer Science
6 100 (18.05%) Mathematics
7 86 (15.52%) Analytics
8 80 (14.44%) Decision-Making
9 58 (10.47%) Collaborative Working
10 57 (10.29%) Physics
11 49 (8.84%) Use Case
12 47 (8.48%) Project Management
13 45 (8.12%) Customer Engagement
13 45 (8.12%) Synthetic Environment
14 43 (7.76%) Coaching
14 43 (7.76%) Remote Sensing
15 41 (7.40%) CAD
15 41 (7.40%) Visualisation
16 38 (6.86%) Data Management
17 36 (6.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (48.01%) Python
2 210 (37.91%) JavaScript
3 156 (28.16%) SQL
4 72 (13.00%) C#
5 29 (5.23%) C
6 20 (3.61%) C++
7 19 (3.43%) R
8 14 (2.53%) Java
9 11 (1.99%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.44%) Scala
11 7 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.54%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) Bash
14 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.18%) ES6
15 1 (0.18%) ES7
Qualifications
1 166 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 144 (25.99%) SC Cleared
3 90 (16.25%) Degree
4 48 (8.66%) PhD
5 20 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.08%) HND
7 6 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.90%) HNC
9 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.54%) MCSE
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.25%) Data Quality
1 18 (3.25%) QA
2 11 (1.99%) GDPR
3 5 (0.90%) PMO
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (5.42%) Docker
2 13 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.62%) Ansible
3 6 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.90%) SCCM
5 3 (0.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (0.54%) Terraform
5 3 (0.54%) WMI
6 2 (0.36%) Rancher
Vendors
1 73 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.11%) ESRI
3 36 (6.50%) Google
4 31 (5.60%) Oracle
5 16 (2.89%) Cognizant
6 10 (1.81%) Rockwell
6 10 (1.81%) VMware
7 9 (1.62%) Databricks
8 8 (1.44%) Cisco
8 8 (1.44%) Openreach
9 7 (1.26%) WSO2
10 5 (0.90%) Fortinet
10 5 (0.90%) HP
11 4 (0.72%) Adobe
11 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.54%) BMC
12 3 (0.54%) BT
12 3 (0.54%) Citrix
12 3 (0.54%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow