Period
to 18 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 719 676 749
Rank change year-on-year -43 +73 -41
Permanent jobs citing GIS 503 562 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 1.07% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 345 357 474
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,850 £29,685 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,150 £41,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.95% -2.06% +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 53,369 52,342 66,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.63% 29.97% 31.75%
Number of salaries quoted 44,435 44,688 56,481
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -85 419 £45,000 -5.26% 63
UK excluding London +101 412 £39,150 -5.95% 58
South East +49 140 £40,000 +1.27% 15
London -172 78 £55,000 - 15
East of England -3 66 £37,000 -3.90% 11
North of England +10 59 £65,750 +51.15% 11
Scotland -8 52 £32,000 -30.43% 10
North West -17 44 £67,500 +50.00% 7
Midlands +13 40 £36,750 +14.84% 8
South West +20 33 £45,000 +9.76% 3
West Midlands +13 27 £37,500 +17.19% 6
Wales +30 22 £38,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +24 14 £41,250 +17.86% 2
East Midlands +30 13 £32,500 -35.00% 2
North East -28 1 £32,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 196 (38.97%) Degree
2 136 (27.04%) SQL
3 113 (22.47%) Windows
4 112 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (22.07%) Java
6 104 (20.68%) Software Engineering
7 92 (18.29%) Microsoft
8 88 (17.50%) C#
9 84 (16.70%) .NET
10 83 (16.50%) Management Information System
11 81 (16.10%) Finance
12 77 (15.31%) Geospatial Data
13 72 (14.31%) C++
14 68 (13.52%) SAP
14 68 (13.52%) Python
15 67 (13.32%) SQL Server
16 65 (12.92%) JavaScript
17 62 (12.33%) RESTful
18 61 (12.13%) Web Services
19 54 (10.74%) Computer Science
20 53 (10.54%) Linux
21 52 (10.34%) ESRI
22 49 (9.74%) PostgreSQL
22 49 (9.74%) Git (software)
22 49 (9.74%) Big Data
23 48 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
24 46 (9.15%) Security Cleared
24 46 (9.15%) CAD
24 46 (9.15%) Oracle
25 44 (8.75%) Project Management

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 43 (8.55%) ArcGIS
2 21 (4.17%) GeoServer
2 21 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.98%) WebSphere Portal
4 19 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.99%) Apache
5 10 (1.99%) CMS
6 9 (1.79%) Smallworld
7 7 (1.39%) Drupal
7 7 (1.39%) SAS
8 6 (1.19%) ArcSDE
8 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.99%) IIS
9 5 (0.99%) JBoss
9 5 (0.99%) Oracle Spatial
10 4 (0.80%) WordPress
11 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.40%) WildFly
12 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.57%) Autodesk Inventor
4 15 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.80%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.60%) ArcInfo
8 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.60%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 42 (8.35%) SAP PM
2 34 (6.76%) SAP MM
3 29 (5.77%) SAP CO
3 29 (5.77%) SAP FI
3 29 (5.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 29 (5.77%) SAP HR
4 23 (4.57%) SAP GTS
4 23 (4.57%) SAP PS
4 23 (4.57%) SAP R/3
5 21 (4.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (3.78%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (1.39%) Maximo
8 6 (1.19%) Primavera
8 6 (1.19%) SAP EHS
8 6 (1.19%) SAP QM
8 6 (1.19%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.99%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.99%) SAP PLM
10 4 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.40%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.78%) SaaS
3 17 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.78%) GitHub
5 8 (1.59%) IaaS
6 5 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.80%) Office 365
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.60%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.40%) G Suite
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Serverless
10 1 (0.20%) Heroku
10 1 (0.20%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.78%) DNS
2 11 (2.19%) Broadband
3 9 (1.79%) FTP
4 7 (1.39%) DWDM
5 6 (1.19%) GPON
5 6 (1.19%) Internet
5 6 (1.19%) SDH
6 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.40%) DMZ
7 2 (0.40%) Firewall
7 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.20%) Intranet
8 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.31%) Geospatial Data
2 67 (13.32%) SQL Server
3 49 (9.74%) Big Data
3 49 (9.74%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (6.16%) Spatial Data
5 29 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 27 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 21 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 20 (3.98%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (3.98%) QGIS
9 18 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 17 (3.38%) MySQL
11 16 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (2.98%) Apache Hive
12 15 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 15 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (2.39%) Power BI
13 12 (2.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 49 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 26 (5.17%) NetBeans
4 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.99%) JIRA
5 5 (0.99%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.60%) Maven
7 3 (0.60%) Subversion
7 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.40%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.40%) ERwin
8 2 (0.40%) Gradle
8 2 (0.40%) Mockito
8 2 (0.40%) NUnit
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.20%) PVCS
General
1 81 (16.10%) Finance
2 27 (5.37%) Aerospace
3 24 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.17%) Retail
5 16 (3.18%) Marketing
6 14 (2.78%) Games
7 13 (2.58%) Banking
8 11 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.99%) Local Government
9 10 (1.99%) Military
10 9 (1.79%) Digital Economy
10 9 (1.79%) Law
11 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.80%) Automotive
13 3 (0.60%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Electronics
13 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.60%) Publishing
14 2 (0.40%) Legal
15 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 107 (21.27%) Developer
2 65 (12.92%) Consultant
3 56 (11.13%) Java Engineer
4 54 (10.74%) Software Engineer
5 46 (9.15%) Java Software Engineer
6 43 (8.55%) Architect
7 41 (8.15%) Analyst
8 33 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
9 30 (5.96%) Software Developer
10 28 (5.57%) SAP PM Consultant
11 26 (5.17%) C# Software Engineer
12 23 (4.57%) SAP PLM Consultant
13 22 (4.37%) Graduate
14 18 (3.58%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.38%) .NET Developer
15 17 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
16 16 (3.18%) Data Analyst
17 15 (2.98%) Java Developer
17 15 (2.98%) Software Development Engineer
17 15 (2.98%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.70%) .NET
2 62 (12.33%) RESTful
3 61 (12.13%) Web Services
4 35 (6.96%) SOAP
5 34 (6.76%) BAPI
6 31 (6.16%) HTML
6 31 (6.16%) WPF
7 29 (5.77%) IDoc
8 28 (5.57%) ASP.NET
9 27 (5.37%) J2EE
9 27 (5.37%) Swing
9 27 (5.37%) XML
10 25 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (4.97%) PostGIS
11 24 (4.77%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.37%) Middleware
13 21 (4.17%) JSF
14 20 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 20 (3.98%) CSS
15 17 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.50%) Management Information System
2 54 (10.74%) Computer Science
3 48 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (8.55%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.96%) Robotics
6 26 (5.17%) Driving Licence
7 24 (4.77%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.78%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.39%) Social Media
12 6 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
14 4 (0.80%) SCADA
14 4 (0.80%) User Experience
15 3 (0.60%) Acoustics
15 3 (0.60%) Clustering
15 3 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 113 (22.47%) Windows
2 53 (10.54%) Linux
3 41 (8.15%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.17%) Android
5 24 (4.77%) Apple iOS
5 24 (4.77%) Unix
6 15 (2.98%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) CentOS
7 2 (0.40%) Fedora
7 2 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) AIX
8 1 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (20.68%) Software Engineering
3 46 (9.15%) CAD
4 44 (8.75%) EAM
4 44 (8.75%) Project Management
5 43 (8.55%) Analytics
5 43 (8.55%) Scrum
6 40 (7.95%) Change Management
6 40 (7.95%) Visualisation
7 39 (7.75%) Mathematics
8 38 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 38 (7.55%) Presales
9 37 (7.36%) DevOps
9 37 (7.36%) Information Management
10 35 (6.96%) SAP Implementation
11 33 (6.56%) Asset Management
12 32 (6.36%) Open Source
12 32 (6.36%) Software Testing
12 32 (6.36%) Web Application Development
13 31 (6.16%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.04%) SQL
2 111 (22.07%) Java
3 88 (17.50%) C#
4 72 (14.31%) C++
5 68 (13.52%) Python
6 65 (12.92%) JavaScript
7 43 (8.55%) C
8 23 (4.57%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.38%) R
11 13 (2.58%) Scala
11 13 (2.58%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.39%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.19%) PHP
14 8 (1.59%) sed
15 7 (1.39%) ABAP
15 7 (1.39%) VBA
16 5 (0.99%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (38.97%) Degree
2 46 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.96%) Numerate Degree
4 31 (6.16%) DV Cleared
5 30 (5.96%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.78%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.99%) HNC
9 9 (1.79%) MBA
10 5 (0.99%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.80%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.60%) CISSP
12 3 (0.60%) HND
12 3 (0.60%) PhD
12 3 (0.60%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.40%) CISM
13 2 (0.40%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.96%) QA
2 12 (2.39%) SLA
3 8 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.19%) NEBOSH
4 6 (1.19%) PMO
5 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) BS7666
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.40%) PSD2
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.59%) SAP ITS
3 6 (1.19%) Docker
4 2 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.60%) Ansible
2 2 (0.40%) Apache Shiro
3 1 (0.20%) Graylog
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 92 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.52%) SAP
3 52 (10.34%) ESRI
4 46 (9.15%) Oracle
5 19 (3.78%) Fujitsu
5 19 (3.78%) Mapinfo
6 18 (3.58%) Google
7 13 (2.58%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.39%) Tableau
9 6 (1.19%) IBM
9 6 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.99%) Adobe
10 5 (0.99%) Ariba
10 5 (0.99%) Concur
10 5 (0.99%) Syclo
11 4 (0.80%) Nintex
12 3 (0.60%) BT
12 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.40%) Apple
13 2 (0.40%) Autodesk