Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 795 764
Rank change year-on-year +51 -31 -56
Permanent jobs citing GIS 433 424 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 0.78% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 322 291 447
UK median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,875 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.29% -14.12% +2.41%

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 50,765 54,106 59,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.04% 30.70% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 41,356 44,927 50,546
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 +7 349 £45,000 +12.50% 56
UK excluding London +8 333 £45,000 +23.29% 48
South East -22 119 £42,500 +21.43% 10
London +35 93 £45,000 +1.12% 15
Scotland +28 68 £45,000 +60.71% 6
South West +27 45 £37,500 -6.25% 9
East of England +15 39 £45,000 +20.00% 3
North of England +5 28 £35,000 -23.08% 7
North West +3 26 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Midlands +9 25 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Midlands +35 19 £42,500 +34.92% 9
Wales +8 9 £45,000 +7.23% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire +22 2 £24,500 -30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 152 (35.10%) SQL
2 141 (32.56%) Degree
3 107 (24.71%) C#
4 100 (23.09%) Microsoft
5 98 (22.63%) .NET
6 91 (21.02%) Software Engineering
7 90 (20.79%) Python
8 87 (20.09%) Java
9 86 (19.86%) Windows
10 85 (19.63%) Project Management
11 84 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (18.94%) Geospatial Data
13 72 (16.63%) C++
14 71 (16.40%) Management Information System
15 68 (15.70%) Git (software)
16 63 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
17 61 (14.09%) JavaScript
18 59 (13.63%) WPF
19 58 (13.39%) Finance
19 58 (13.39%) Big Data
20 55 (12.70%) Telecoms
21 54 (12.47%) SQL Server
22 53 (12.24%) Linux
23 49 (11.32%) HTML
23 49 (11.32%) SLA
24 48 (11.09%) Computer Science
24 48 (11.09%) Visualisation
25 45 (10.39%) Web Development
25 45 (10.39%) Matrix Management
26 43 (9.93%) 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 43 (9.93%) ArcGIS
2 8 (1.85%) Smallworld
3 7 (1.62%) GeoServer
3 7 (1.62%) JBoss
4 6 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.39%) CMS
4 6 (1.39%) IIS
4 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.39%) WildFly
5 5 (1.15%) Apache
5 5 (1.15%) WordPress
6 4 (0.92%) Confluence
6 4 (0.92%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.92%) SAS
7 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (8.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.23%) AutoCAD
4 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (2.31%) Autodesk Inventor
6 7 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.15%) ProjectWise
8 3 (0.69%) SPSS
9 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (4.62%) SAP CO
1 20 (4.62%) SAP FI
1 20 (4.62%) SAP FI/CO
1 20 (4.62%) SAP HR
1 20 (4.62%) SAP MM
1 20 (4.62%) SAP PM
2 11 (2.54%) Maximo
3 10 (2.31%) Primavera
3 10 (2.31%) SAP EHS
3 10 (2.31%) SAP GTS
3 10 (2.31%) SAP PLM
3 10 (2.31%) SAP PS
3 10 (2.31%) SAP QM
3 10 (2.31%) SAP R/3
3 10 (2.31%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.16%) SaaS
4 11 (2.54%) IaaS
5 8 (1.85%) GitHub
6 7 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.69%) G Suite
7 3 (0.69%) Office 365
7 3 (0.69%) PaaS
7 3 (0.69%) Serverless
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.54%) GPON
2 4 (0.92%) Internet
3 3 (0.69%) DNS
3 3 (0.69%) Firewall
3 3 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (0.69%) Network Security
4 2 (0.46%) Broadband
4 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.46%) FTP
4 2 (0.46%) HTTP
4 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.46%) LAN
4 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.46%) WAN
4 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.23%) NAS
5 1 (0.23%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.23%) SAN
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.94%) Geospatial Data
2 58 (13.39%) Big Data
3 54 (12.47%) SQL Server
4 42 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.85%) RDBMS
7 20 (4.62%) Spatial Data
8 18 (4.16%) Oracle Database
9 16 (3.70%) QGIS
10 10 (2.31%) MS Access
10 10 (2.31%) MySQL
10 10 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.08%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.62%) PowerPivot
13 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.39%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 68 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.93%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.00%) NetBeans
4 16 (3.70%) JIRA
5 15 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.77%) Subversion
7 6 (1.39%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.15%) ERwin
8 5 (1.15%) Gradle
8 5 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.69%) Hudson
9 3 (0.69%) Selenium
9 3 (0.69%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.46%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.46%) FishEye
10 2 (0.46%) JUnit
10 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.46%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.23%) gulp
11 1 (0.23%) RStudio
General
1 58 (13.39%) Finance
2 55 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.55%) Marketing
4 19 (4.39%) Military
5 18 (4.16%) Banking
6 16 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.00%) Law
8 10 (2.31%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.62%) Games
10 6 (1.39%) Billing
10 6 (1.39%) Legal
11 4 (0.92%) Electronics
11 4 (0.92%) Retail
12 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 121 (27.94%) Developer
2 48 (11.09%) Software Developer
3 47 (10.85%) Software Engineer
4 45 (10.39%) Consultant
5 40 (9.24%) Architect
6 34 (7.85%) Analyst
7 29 (6.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 29 (6.70%) Java Engineer
7 29 (6.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 29 (6.70%) Junior
8 28 (6.47%) C# Developer
9 21 (4.85%) Graduate
10 20 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
11 19 (4.39%) C# Software Developer
11 19 (4.39%) GIS Analyst
12 17 (3.93%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.70%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.70%) Junior Developer
13 16 (3.70%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.46%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (22.63%) .NET
2 59 (13.63%) WPF
3 49 (11.32%) HTML
4 42 (9.70%) Web Services
5 35 (8.08%) SOAP
6 34 (7.85%) CSS
7 33 (7.62%) RESTful
7 33 (7.62%) XML
8 26 (6.00%) Swing
9 25 (5.77%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.85%) jQuery
11 20 (4.62%) BAPI
11 20 (4.62%) IDoc
12 19 (4.39%) WinForms
13 18 (4.16%) .NET Framework
13 18 (4.16%) PostGIS
13 18 (4.16%) REST
14 13 (3.00%) React
15 12 (2.77%) ASP.NET
15 12 (2.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.40%) Management Information System
2 48 (11.09%) Computer Science
3 39 (9.01%) Driving Licence
4 30 (6.93%) Algorithms
4 30 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.00%) Robotics
6 20 (4.62%) Data Structures
7 18 (4.16%) Mobile App
7 18 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.54%) User Experience
9 10 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.62%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (1.39%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.39%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.92%) Acoustics
15 3 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 86 (19.86%) Windows
2 53 (12.24%) Linux
3 13 (3.00%) Unix
4 9 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.62%) Android
5 7 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.02%) Software Engineering
2 85 (19.63%) Project Management
3 84 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (11.09%) Visualisation
5 45 (10.39%) Matrix Management
5 45 (10.39%) Web Development
6 42 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (9.47%) Quality Management
8 37 (8.55%) CRM
9 36 (8.31%) CAD
10 35 (8.08%) Contract Management
10 35 (8.08%) Network Planning
11 34 (7.85%) Analytics
12 33 (7.62%) Scrum
13 32 (7.39%) PRINCE2
13 32 (7.39%) SOA
14 31 (7.16%) Commercial Awareness
14 31 (7.16%) Data Science
15 30 (6.93%) Decision-Making
16 29 (6.70%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (35.10%) SQL
2 107 (24.71%) C#
3 90 (20.79%) Python
4 87 (20.09%) Java
5 72 (16.63%) C++
6 61 (14.09%) JavaScript
7 34 (7.85%) C
8 26 (6.00%) PHP
9 13 (3.00%) Delphi
9 13 (3.00%) XAML
10 12 (2.77%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.54%) Perl
12 9 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.08%) R
13 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.39%) Ruby
14 5 (1.15%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.15%) Groovy
15 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (32.56%) Degree
2 36 (8.31%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 29 (6.70%) Numerate Degree
5 25 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.54%) CISSP
8 8 (1.85%) CISM
8 8 (1.85%) PhD
9 7 (1.62%) HNC
9 7 (1.62%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.15%) GSLC
10 5 (1.15%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.69%) GIAC
12 2 (0.46%) CISA
13 1 (0.23%) GCIA
13 1 (0.23%) GCIH
13 1 (0.23%) GSEC
13 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.32%) SLA
2 40 (9.24%) QA
3 14 (3.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.92%) PMO
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.46%) GDPR
7 2 (0.46%) UCITS
8 1 (0.23%) GMP
8 1 (0.23%) GxP
8 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (2.54%) Docker
2 7 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.08%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.92%) Puppet
3 3 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 100 (23.09%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.93%) ESRI
3 38 (8.78%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (7.16%) SAP
5 30 (6.93%) Oracle
6 22 (5.08%) Mapinfo
7 20 (4.62%) Google
8 12 (2.77%) Capita
9 8 (1.85%) Tableau
10 6 (1.39%) Openreach
10 6 (1.39%) Xero
11 4 (0.92%) Autodesk
11 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.92%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.69%) IBM
12 3 (0.69%) Mapbox
12 3 (0.69%) Splunk
12 3 (0.69%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.46%) Virgin Media