Period
to 16 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Industry 4.0 in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Industry 4.0 over the 6 months to 16 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Industry 4.0
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 898 831 1099
Rank change year-on-year -67 +268 +103
Permanent jobs citing Industry 4.0 44 38 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.046% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.13% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 16
10th Percentile £26,250 £41,500 £51,250
25th Percentile £40,313 £51,688 £69,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,750 £65,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% -27.78% +63.64%
75th Percentile £62,813 £67,500 £109,375
90th Percentile £66,875 " £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £65,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -34.62% -13.33% +36.36%

Industry 4.0 is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37,654 28,874 49,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.07% 34.68% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23,588 22,817 37,912
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Industry 4.0
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Industry 4.0 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Industry 4.0 in the UK

Industry 4.0
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Industry 4.0.

Salary trend for Industry 4.0 in the UK

Industry 4.0
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Industry 4.0 over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Industry 4.0 in the UK

Industry 4.0
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Industry 4.0 within the UK over the 6 months to 16 June 2021. 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 -66 43 £48,750 -25.00% 12
London -23 20 £62,500 -34.21% 3
UK excluding London -68 20 £42,500 -34.62% 9
North of England - 12 £46,500 - 4
Yorkshire - 8 £46,500 - 1
Work from Home - 7 £56,250 - 4
South East -22 5 £33,750 -48.08% 4
North West - 4 £30,500 - 3
Midlands -58 2 £50,000 +9.29%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, IT jobs citing Industry 4.0 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 Industry 4.0.

1 25 (56.82%) Manufacturing
2 22 (50.00%) Robotics
3 18 (40.91%) Azure
4 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.82%) Automotive
5 14 (31.82%) Data Science
6 13 (29.55%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (27.27%) OO
7 12 (27.27%) Python
7 12 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (27.27%) Django
7 12 (27.27%) Software Architecture
7 12 (27.27%) SQLAlchemy
7 12 (27.27%) Docker
7 12 (27.27%) Flask
7 12 (27.27%) Data Structures
8 10 (22.73%) Microservices
8 10 (22.73%) Algorithms
8 10 (22.73%) Celery
8 10 (22.73%) pytest
8 10 (22.73%) Kubernetes
8 10 (22.73%) DevOps
8 10 (22.73%) Open Source
9 9 (20.45%) CRUD
9 9 (20.45%) OOP
10 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (18.18%) Degree
10 8 (18.18%) Smart Manufacturing
11 6 (13.64%) Data Management

Industry 4.0
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 3 (6.82%) ThingWorx
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.91%) Azure
2 4 (9.09%) GCP
2 4 (9.09%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.27%) AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.09%) Power BI
3 4 (9.09%) Tableau
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Blockchain
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Android Studio
General
1 25 (56.82%) Manufacturing
2 14 (31.82%) Automotive
3 5 (11.36%) Social Skills
4 4 (9.09%) Finance
4 4 (9.09%) Marketing
5 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Electronics
7 1 (2.27%) Arabic Language
7 1 (2.27%) Bulgarian Language
7 1 (2.27%) Czech Language
7 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.27%) French Language
7 1 (2.27%) German Language
7 1 (2.27%) Hungarian Language
7 1 (2.27%) Italian Language
7 1 (2.27%) Japanese Language
7 1 (2.27%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Backend Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Python Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Digital Transformation
4 6 (13.64%) Digital Transformation Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Transformation Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.82%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Head of Sales
8 1 (2.27%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) PLC Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) Django
1 12 (27.27%) Flask
1 12 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
1 12 (27.27%) SQLAlchemy
2 10 (22.73%) Celery
2 10 (22.73%) pytest
3 5 (11.36%) .NET
4 4 (9.09%) REST
5 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.27%) React
7 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (50.00%) Robotics
2 12 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 10 (22.73%) Algorithms
4 5 (11.36%) Smart City
5 3 (6.82%) Life Science
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.55%) PMI
6 2 (4.55%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (4.55%) SCADA
7 1 (2.27%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Data Science
2 12 (27.27%) OO
2 12 (27.27%) Software Architecture
3 10 (22.73%) DevOps
3 10 (22.73%) Microservices
3 10 (22.73%) Open Source
4 9 (20.45%) CRUD
4 9 (20.45%) OOP
5 8 (18.18%) Smart Manufacturing
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.64%) Analytics
6 6 (13.64%) Data Management
7 5 (11.36%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Feasibility Study
7 5 (11.36%) Market Research
7 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
8 4 (9.09%) CAD
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.55%) PhD
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) IFS
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) PTC
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) VMware