The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Presales
UK
Rank 119 100 84
Rank change year-on-year -19 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2193 3011 3582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.91% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.29% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 2267 2536
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.34%  

Presales is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Presales as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in the UK

Presales
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Presales.

Salary trend for Presales in the UK

Presales
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Presales in the UK

Presales
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Presales within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 2071 £60,000 - 238
London +3 926 £67,500 -3.57% 104
South East -5 483 £55,000 -8.33% 44
West Midlands +13 180 £52,500 +16.66% 19
Berkshire -11 174 £52,500 -16.00% 21
Surrey +22 118 £53,750 -10.41% 5
North West +9 113 £47,500 -13.63% 24
East of England -19 108 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Birmingham +7 103 £52,500 -12.50% 8
City of London -2 95 £65,000 -10.34% 18
Manchester +4 93 £47,500 -13.63% 21
Yorkshire 0 91 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Reading -10 80 £52,500 -16.00% 9
West Yorkshire +34 64 £57,500 +4.54% 5
South West -19 61 £57,500 +4.54% 7
Hampshire +16 60 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Leeds +32 56 £55,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +14 55 £57,500 +8.28% 7
Egham +8 41 £88,500 -
East Sussex +12 35 £60,000 -25.00% 2
Brighton +11 34 £60,000 -25.00% 1
Scotland -25 32 £60,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +25 30 £62,000 -0.80% 3
East Midlands -30 30 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 27 £45,000 -16.66% 4
Bracknell -3 27 £57,500 - 2
Edinburgh +4 25 £60,000 +2.12% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 25 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +37 22 £30,000 -45.45% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +29 22 £30,000 -45.45% 5

Presales
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Presales.

1 955 (21.94%) Finance
2 895 (20.56%) Microsoft
3 780 (17.92%) Cisco
4 639 (14.68%) Degree
5 632 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 584 (13.42%) VMware
7 567 (13.03%) Project Management
8 564 (12.96%) Data Centre
9 534 (12.27%) MS Excel
9 534 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 477 (10.96%) Windows
11 466 (10.71%) Java
12 464 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
13 448 (10.29%) SQL
14 446 (10.25%) Oracle
15 445 (10.22%) Business Development
16 436 (10.02%) Marketing
16 436 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 423 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
18 416 (9.56%) Customer Requirements
19 399 (9.17%) Firewall
20 379 (8.71%) ITIL
21 362 (8.32%) SQL Server
22 356 (8.18%) Telecoms
23 347 (7.97%) Linux
24 340 (7.81%) WAN
25 331 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
26 323 (7.42%) Service Delivery
27 319 (7.33%) CRM
28 318 (7.31%) CCNP

Presales
Top Related 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
1 160 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 134 (3.08%) IIS
3 94 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 80 (1.84%) Skype for Business
5 78 (1.79%) OpenStack
6 77 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 70 (1.61%) JBoss
8 45 (1.03%) CMS
8 45 (1.03%) SAS
9 43 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 29 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (0.44%) Mule
16 17 (0.39%) Apache Spark
16 17 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 534 (12.27%) MS Excel
2 137 (3.15%) MS Office
3 63 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 47 (1.08%) MS Project
6 19 (0.44%) SPSS Modeler
7 7 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.092%) SPSS
10 3 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.069%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.046%) ArcInfo
11 2 (0.046%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.046%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.046%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.046%) Snagit
11 2 (0.046%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 86 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 65 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 61 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 61 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 61 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 50 (1.15%) NetSuite
5 50 (1.15%) SAP SD
6 49 (1.13%) SAP HR
6 49 (1.13%) SAP PM
6 49 (1.13%) SAP QM
7 48 (1.10%) Maximo
7 48 (1.10%) Primavera
7 48 (1.10%) SAP MM
8 43 (0.99%) Sage 200
9 21 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 21 (0.48%) Sage X3
10 20 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
10 20 (0.46%) SAP Business One
10 20 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 534 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 423 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 239 (5.49%) Office 365
4 192 (4.41%) SaaS
5 159 (3.65%) IaaS
6 153 (3.51%) PaaS
7 126 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 87 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
9 58 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
12 16 (0.37%) SoftLayer
12 16 (0.37%) Yammer
13 13 (0.30%) Force.com
14 12 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
15 11 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
16 10 (0.23%) GitHub
17 9 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
17 9 (0.21%) OneDrive
18 8 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 399 (9.17%) Firewall
2 340 (7.81%) WAN
3 284 (6.52%) LAN
4 234 (5.38%) MPLS
5 196 (4.50%) Wireless
6 177 (4.07%) VPN
7 169 (3.88%) Network Security
8 167 (3.84%) Cisco ASA
9 164 (3.77%) BGP
10 159 (3.65%) SAN
11 142 (3.26%) OSPF
12 120 (2.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 108 (2.48%) Unified Communications
14 107 (2.46%) VoIP
15 99 (2.27%) Internet
16 88 (2.02%) DNS
17 86 (1.98%) TCP/IP
18 85 (1.95%) SSL
19 60 (1.38%) VLAN
19 60 (1.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 191 (4.39%) Big Data
3 142 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 110 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 106 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 95 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 91 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 85 (1.95%) MySQL
10 82 (1.88%) QlikView
11 81 (1.86%) Power BI
12 75 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 55 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 55 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (1.24%) DB2
15 54 (1.24%) GIS
16 43 (0.99%) MongoDB
17 39 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (0.74%) Git (software)
1 32 (0.74%) Gradle
1 32 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 27 (0.62%) JIRA
3 19 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 17 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.32%) Subversion
6 12 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (0.23%) AppScan
8 10 (0.23%) Burp Suite
8 10 (0.23%) Paros
8 10 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.21%) IntelliJ
9 9 (0.21%) NetBeans
9 9 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.18%) Selenium
11 7 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (0.16%) JUnit
12 6 (0.14%) VersionOne
General
1 955 (21.94%) Finance
2 436 (10.02%) Marketing
3 356 (8.18%) Telecoms
4 273 (6.27%) Retail
5 187 (4.30%) Banking
6 119 (2.73%) Publishing
7 108 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 99 (2.27%) Legal
9 98 (2.25%) Advertising
10 65 (1.49%) Billing
11 61 (1.40%) Back Office
12 45 (1.03%) Games
12 45 (1.03%) German Language
13 42 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 39 (0.90%) Electronics
15 29 (0.67%) Law
16 24 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.51%) French Language
17 22 (0.51%) Local Government
17 22 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1370 (31.47%) Consultant
2 1064 (24.44%) Architect
3 548 (12.59%) Solutions Architect
4 437 (10.04%) Presales Consultant
5 261 (6.00%) Analyst
6 215 (4.94%) Network Engineer
7 200 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
8 195 (4.48%) Security Consultant
9 181 (4.16%) Technical Architect
10 180 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
11 175 (4.02%) Business Analyst
12 159 (3.65%) Senior Consultant
13 150 (3.45%) Network Consultant
14 136 (3.12%) Project Manager
15 123 (2.83%) Presales Engineer
16 108 (2.48%) Security Architect
17 104 (2.39%) Implementation Consultant
18 97 (2.23%) Solutions Consultant
19 92 (2.11%) Developer
20 91 (2.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (5.58%) .NET
2 201 (4.62%) Web Services
3 159 (3.65%) HTML
4 122 (2.80%) CSS
5 120 (2.76%) XML
6 82 (1.88%) Middleware
7 70 (1.61%) REST
8 62 (1.42%) AngularJS
9 58 (1.33%) ASP.NET
10 52 (1.19%) SOAP
11 48 (1.10%) BAPI
12 40 (0.92%) HTML5
13 34 (0.78%) Ajax
14 33 (0.76%) Java EE
15 29 (0.67%) .NET Framework
15 29 (0.67%) J2EE
15 29 (0.67%) MDX
15 29 (0.67%) Node.js
16 28 (0.64%) JMS
17 25 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 564 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 273 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 247 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 149 (3.42%) Public Cloud
6 139 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 116 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 99 (2.27%) Driving Licence
9 73 (1.68%) CMDB
10 70 (1.61%) User Experience
11 67 (1.54%) Fintech
12 64 (1.47%) Clustering
13 61 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 46 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 44 (1.01%) Private Cloud
16 40 (0.92%) Algorithms
17 39 (0.90%) Social Media
18 38 (0.87%) Replication
19 37 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
20 36 (0.83%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 477 (10.96%) Windows
2 347 (7.97%) Linux
3 231 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 141 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (2.71%) Unix
6 100 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (1.10%) Android
8 48 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.64%) CentOS
11 22 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.18%) Debian
15 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.092%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.092%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.069%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (13.03%) Project Management
3 445 (10.22%) Business Development
4 416 (9.56%) Customer Requirements
5 379 (8.71%) ITIL
6 331 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
7 323 (7.42%) Service Delivery
8 319 (7.33%) CRM
9 290 (6.66%) Analytics
10 265 (6.09%) ERP
11 264 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 256 (5.88%) Migration
13 228 (5.24%) Service Management
14 214 (4.92%) PRINCE2
14 214 (4.92%) TOGAF
15 208 (4.78%) SOA
16 194 (4.46%) Mentoring
17 184 (4.23%) Line Management
18 183 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
19 165 (3.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 466 (10.71%) Java
2 448 (10.29%) SQL
3 256 (5.88%) C#
4 166 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 143 (3.29%) C
6 122 (2.80%) Python
7 114 (2.62%) PHP
8 83 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 62 (1.42%) C++
10 56 (1.29%) Perl
11 49 (1.13%) Ruby
12 45 (1.03%) R
13 38 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 31 (0.71%) Scala
15 28 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 22 (0.51%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.25%) Assembly Language
19 6 (0.14%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 639 (14.68%) Degree
2 464 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
3 318 (7.31%) CCNP
4 215 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 214 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 175 (4.02%) CCIE
7 153 (3.51%) CCNA
8 128 (2.94%) MCSE
9 127 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 123 (2.83%) CISSP
11 80 (1.84%) PMI Certification
12 79 (1.81%) PMP
13 74 (1.70%) CCDP
14 64 (1.47%) MCP
15 62 (1.42%) CISM
15 62 (1.42%) MCSA
16 55 (1.26%) ISEB
17 53 (1.22%) CISA
18 51 (1.17%) DV Cleared
19 46 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (2.34%) SLA
2 92 (2.11%) QA
3 89 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 41 (0.94%) PMO
6 29 (0.67%) GPG13
7 28 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 17 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.30%) GDPR
11 12 (0.28%) SEPA
12 10 (0.23%) GAMP
13 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.16%) COBIT
14 7 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.16%) MiFID
15 6 (0.14%) GCP
15 6 (0.14%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.11%) ISO27002
System Software
1 436 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 289 (6.64%) Active Directory
3 192 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 64 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (1.33%) vSphere
6 56 (1.29%) Docker
7 53 (1.22%) XenApp
8 33 (0.76%) vCloud
9 32 (0.74%) Firmware
10 24 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 20 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (0.46%) XenServer
12 19 (0.44%) VMware ESX
13 18 (0.41%) XenDesktop
14 15 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (0.34%) Xen
15 13 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.16%) NFS
18 5 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 68 (1.56%) SCCM
2 58 (1.33%) Ansible
3 55 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (1.22%) Puppet
5 47 (1.08%) SCVMM
6 42 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 37 (0.85%) SCOM
8 29 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 27 (0.62%) QRadar
10 26 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
10 26 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 20 (0.46%) FortiGate
12 19 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
13 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (0.39%) vRealize
14 16 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
15 15 (0.34%) Nagios
16 13 (0.30%) Tivoli
17 10 (0.23%) WebInspect
17 10 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 895 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 780 (17.92%) Cisco
3 584 (13.42%) VMware
4 446 (10.25%) Oracle
5 309 (7.10%) Juniper
6 299 (6.87%) Citrix
7 249 (5.72%) SAP
8 242 (5.56%) HP
9 234 (5.38%) CheckPoint
10 232 (5.33%) IBM
11 191 (4.39%) Palo Alto
12 179 (4.11%) F5
13 138 (3.17%) Fortinet
14 131 (3.01%) NetApp
15 120 (2.76%) EMC
16 103 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
17 99 (2.27%) Google
18 98 (2.25%) Tableau
19 94 (2.16%) BMC
20 91 (2.09%) Red Hat
Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus large bonus and package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + training + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K + Car + Fuel Card and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
Thatcham, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
GK Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Tony Timmins Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10000 ote + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago