Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 603 777 756
Rank change year-on-year +174 -21 -52
Permanent jobs citing GIS 521 380 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.41% 0.80% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 459 286 338
UK median annual salary £42,784 £44,676 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.23% +11.69% -12.09%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £24,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% -17.78%

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 36,914 47,629 54,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.92% 29.12% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30,403 39,194 45,065
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 November 2019.

Salary histogram for GIS in the UK

GIS
Top 16 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 14 November 2019. 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 +202 439 £45,500 +7.06% 75
UK excluding London +143 380 £40,000 -11.11% 73
London +134 126 £50,000 +25.00% 14
South East +46 101 £42,500 -5.56% 26
East of England +111 84 £45,000 - 2
South West +28 59 £42,557 +0.13% 12
Midlands +90 55 £36,000 -20.00% 7
West Midlands +63 43 £36,000 -28.00% 5
Scotland +16 43 £38,500 -13.82% 6
North of England +22 23 £51,871 +29.68% 14
Wales +22 14 £20,355 -54.77% 3
North West +24 12 £51,871 +38.32% 10
East Midlands +22 12 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Yorkshire -4 10 £55,000 +33.33% 4
Northern Ireland - 10 £67,500 - 3
North East +17 1 £60,000 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 149 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (26.87%) SQL
3 129 (24.76%) Python
4 128 (24.57%) C#
5 123 (23.61%) JavaScript
6 118 (22.65%) Software Engineering
7 114 (21.88%) Degree
8 111 (21.31%) Java
9 104 (19.96%) .NET
9 104 (19.96%) Microsoft
10 92 (17.66%) Analytics
11 91 (17.47%) Geospatial Data
12 90 (17.27%) ArcGIS
13 78 (14.97%) PostgreSQL
13 78 (14.97%) Scrum
14 74 (14.20%) CSS
15 72 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (13.63%) DevOps
17 69 (13.24%) Git (software)
18 68 (13.05%) Web Services
19 67 (12.86%) ESRI
20 66 (12.67%) SQL Server
21 65 (12.48%) Open Source
22 63 (12.09%) Big Data
23 61 (11.71%) Smallworld
24 60 (11.52%) Data Management
24 60 (11.52%) Artificial Intelligence
25 58 (11.13%) Project Management
26 55 (10.56%) HTML
26 55 (10.56%) RESTful

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 90 (17.27%) ArcGIS
2 61 (11.71%) Smallworld
3 42 (8.06%) GeoServer
4 37 (7.10%) Apache
5 28 (5.37%) JBoss
6 20 (3.84%) Confluence
7 13 (2.50%) Apache Spark
8 12 (2.30%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.30%) WordPress
9 11 (2.11%) nginx
9 11 (2.11%) Oracle Spatial
10 8 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.58%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.19%) ArcSDE
14 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.19%) CMS
14 1 (0.19%) IIS
14 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.03%) AutoCAD
4 14 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.96%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Maximo
1 5 (0.96%) SAP CO
1 5 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 5 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (0.96%) SAP GTS
1 5 (0.96%) SAP HR
1 5 (0.96%) SAP MM
1 5 (0.96%) SAP PM
1 5 (0.96%) SAP PS
1 5 (0.96%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.17%) Azure
2 39 (7.49%) AWS
3 37 (7.10%) Power Platform
4 30 (5.76%) SaaS
5 16 (3.07%) Azure Machine Learning
6 13 (2.50%) PaaS
7 8 (1.54%) Serverless
8 7 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.34%) PowerApps
9 5 (0.96%) Apigee
10 4 (0.77%) G Suite
10 4 (0.77%) GitHub
10 4 (0.77%) IaaS
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.38%) GCP
12 2 (0.38%) Office 365
13 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.99%) GPON
2 22 (4.22%) Broadband
3 12 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (1.92%) Internet
5 7 (1.34%) Intranet
6 5 (0.96%) HTTP
7 3 (0.58%) Firewall
7 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.19%) 5G
8 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (17.47%) Geospatial Data
2 78 (14.97%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (12.67%) SQL Server
4 63 (12.09%) Big Data
5 54 (10.36%) QGIS
6 51 (9.79%) Spatial Data
7 47 (9.02%) Relational Database
8 43 (8.25%) RDBMS
9 37 (7.10%) Power BI
10 23 (4.41%) Cosmos DB
10 23 (4.41%) JasperReports
11 21 (4.03%) Hadoop
12 17 (3.26%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.73%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.54%) Data Lake
14 8 (1.54%) MySQL
14 8 (1.54%) QlikView
14 8 (1.54%) Redis
14 8 (1.54%) Riak
15 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.40%) JIRA
3 48 (9.21%) Visual Studio
4 46 (8.83%) Jenkins
5 42 (8.06%) TeamCity
6 37 (7.10%) JUnit
7 33 (6.33%) Maven
8 28 (5.37%) NetBeans
9 26 (4.99%) CruiseControl
9 26 (4.99%) FishEye
9 26 (4.99%) Hudson
10 25 (4.80%) Bitbucket
11 23 (4.41%) Ant
12 21 (4.03%) ClearQuest
13 15 (2.88%) Subversion
14 14 (2.69%) JMeter
15 10 (1.92%) Mockito
15 10 (1.92%) SoapUI
16 9 (1.73%) FinalBuilder
16 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (9.40%) Telecoms
2 40 (7.68%) Finance
3 37 (7.10%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.30%) Banking
5 10 (1.92%) Legal
6 7 (1.34%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
7 6 (1.15%) Police
7 6 (1.15%) Welsh Language
8 5 (0.96%) Local Government
8 5 (0.96%) Military
9 4 (0.77%) Electronics
9 4 (0.77%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (26.30%) Developer
2 78 (14.97%) Software Engineer
3 53 (10.17%) Fibre Planner
4 45 (8.64%) Java Engineer
4 45 (8.64%) Java Software Engineer
5 41 (7.87%) Architect
6 35 (6.72%) Analyst
7 29 (5.57%) C# Software Engineer
8 27 (5.18%) Consultant
8 27 (5.18%) GIS Developer
9 24 (4.61%) Principal Engineer
9 24 (4.61%) Principal Software Engineer
10 23 (4.41%) Java Developer
11 19 (3.65%) Administrator
11 19 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (3.45%) Graduate
13 17 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 17 (3.26%) Senior Developer
14 16 (3.07%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (19.96%) .NET
2 74 (14.20%) CSS
3 68 (13.05%) Web Services
4 55 (10.56%) HTML
4 55 (10.56%) RESTful
5 51 (9.79%) Swing
6 48 (9.21%) JSON
7 47 (9.02%) WPF
8 43 (8.25%) ASP.NET
9 39 (7.49%) Spring
10 38 (7.29%) REST
11 36 (6.91%) PostGIS
12 34 (6.53%) AngularJS
12 34 (6.53%) SOAP
12 34 (6.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (6.33%) JMS
14 31 (5.95%) React
15 30 (5.76%) Middleware
16 27 (5.18%) Ajax
16 27 (5.18%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.79%) Driving Licence
2 46 (8.83%) Management Information System
3 35 (6.72%) Fibre Optics
4 33 (6.33%) Robotics
5 32 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (5.57%) User Experience
7 23 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (3.07%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.54%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.15%) CCTV
13 6 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (0.96%) Lidar
14 5 (0.96%) LLPG
14 5 (0.96%) Renewable Energy
15 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.60%) Windows
2 28 (5.37%) Linux
3 9 (1.73%) Unix
4 7 (1.34%) Android
5 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.77%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (22.65%) Software Engineering
3 92 (17.66%) Analytics
4 78 (14.97%) Scrum
5 72 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (13.63%) DevOps
7 65 (12.48%) Open Source
8 60 (11.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 60 (11.52%) Data Management
9 58 (11.13%) Project Management
10 54 (10.36%) TDD
11 52 (9.98%) Computer Science
12 51 (9.79%) Test Automation
12 51 (9.79%) Unit Testing
13 48 (9.21%) Software Testing
14 46 (8.83%) MVC
14 46 (8.83%) SDLC
15 45 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (8.45%) Mathematics
17 43 (8.25%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 140 (26.87%) SQL
2 129 (24.76%) Python
3 128 (24.57%) C#
4 123 (23.61%) JavaScript
5 111 (21.31%) Java
6 44 (8.45%) C++
7 37 (7.10%) R
8 31 (5.95%) C
9 24 (4.61%) Java 8
10 22 (4.22%) T-SQL
11 20 (3.84%) PHP
12 15 (2.88%) Scala
13 12 (2.30%) VB.NET
14 11 (2.11%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.92%) Ruby
16 9 (1.73%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.34%) VBA
18 5 (0.96%) ES6
19 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
19 2 (0.38%) F#
Qualifications
1 114 (21.88%) Degree
2 46 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.76%) Numerate Degree
4 20 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.34%) CISSP
8 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.96%) CISA
10 4 (0.77%) CISM
10 4 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) HNC
11 2 (0.38%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.68%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.30%) GDPR
3 7 (1.34%) QA
3 7 (1.34%) SLA
4 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.77%) COBIT
5 4 (0.77%) NIST
6 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) BS7666
7 2 (0.38%) PMO
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (6.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.26%) Docker
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.11%) Terraform
2 9 (1.73%) Ansible
3 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 104 (19.96%) Microsoft
2 67 (12.86%) ESRI
3 45 (8.64%) Oracle
4 43 (8.25%) Google
5 36 (6.91%) Atlassian
6 27 (5.18%) Mapbox
7 26 (4.99%) Tableau
8 23 (4.41%) Adobe
9 21 (4.03%) BT
9 21 (4.03%) Virgin Media
10 19 (3.65%) Mapinfo
10 19 (3.65%) Openreach
11 17 (3.26%) SAP
12 16 (3.07%) MicroStrategy
13 14 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.15%) Luciad
15 5 (0.96%) IBM
16 3 (0.58%) Genesys
16 3 (0.58%) GoldenSource
16 3 (0.58%) HP