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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 109 92
Rank change year-on-year -11 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2227 2963 3544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.85% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 3.21% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 2228 2487
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £87,500 £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 77188 92199 96461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.35% 88.76% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 63463 76569 77919
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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -10 2115 £60,000 - 220
London 0 981 £70,000 - 105
South East -15 428 £55,000 -8.33% 27
West Midlands +7 179 £52,500 +16.66% 14
Berkshire -27 155 £55,000 -12.00% 11
East of England -31 117 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Birmingham +6 109 £40,500 -31.06% 6
North West -6 109 £52,500 +2.43% 16
Surrey +18 98 £53,750 +2.38% 5
City of London -9 98 £65,000 -10.34% 17
Yorkshire +4 93 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Manchester -8 88 £55,000 +2.32% 14
South West -13 88 £57,500 +4.54% 11
West Yorkshire +17 66 £52,500 -2.77% 6
Reading -25 65 £52,500 -16.00% 8
Leeds +38 61 £52,500 -4.54% 6
Hertfordshire -3 59 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Hampshire +8 54 £48,750 -15.21% 7
East Midlands -12 36 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +32 33 £45,000 -30.76%
East Sussex +30 32 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Brighton +26 31 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Bracknell +1 28 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Slough +10 27 £67,500 -12.90% 1
Watford +4 26 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Egham 0 26 £88,500 +10.62%
Somerset +11 25 £70,000 +51.35% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 25 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Nottinghamshire -17 25 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Bath +9 24 £70,000 +55.55% 6

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 952 (22.31%) Finance
2 876 (20.52%) Microsoft
3 731 (17.13%) Cisco
4 625 (14.64%) Degree
5 624 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
6 554 (12.98%) Project Management
7 532 (12.46%) Data Centre
8 527 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 521 (12.21%) VMware
10 463 (10.85%) Windows
11 460 (10.78%) Oracle
12 456 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
13 454 (10.64%) Java
14 445 (10.43%) Business Development
15 438 (10.26%) Marketing
16 433 (10.15%) SQL
17 405 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
18 389 (9.11%) Customer Requirements
19 375 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
20 374 (8.76%) Firewall
21 358 (8.39%) ITIL
22 353 (8.27%) Telecoms
23 344 (8.06%) WAN
24 329 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
25 324 (7.59%) Linux
26 323 (7.57%) SQL Server
26 323 (7.57%) CCNP
27 295 (6.91%) Service Delivery
27 295 (6.91%) Analytics
28 294 (6.89%) Juniper

Presales
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
1 153 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 104 (2.44%) IIS
3 85 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 84 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 69 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 67 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 54 (1.27%) JBoss
8 49 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 46 (1.08%) SAS
10 40 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.77%) CMS
12 32 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 17 (0.40%) Apache
18 16 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 126 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.45%) SPSS Modeler
7 7 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.070%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.047%) ArcInfo
11 2 (0.047%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.047%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.047%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.047%) Snagit
11 2 (0.047%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.023%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.023%) Weka
Business Applications
1 81 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 59 (1.38%) SAP CO
4 59 (1.38%) SAP FI
4 59 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 55 (1.29%) NetSuite
6 50 (1.17%) SAP SD
7 49 (1.15%) SAP HR
7 49 (1.15%) SAP PM
7 49 (1.15%) SAP QM
8 48 (1.12%) Maximo
8 48 (1.12%) Primavera
8 48 (1.12%) SAP MM
9 44 (1.03%) Sage 200
10 21 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 20 (0.47%) Sage X3
11 20 (0.47%) SAP Business One
12 18 (0.42%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.37%) SAP cProjects
Cloud Services
1 527 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 405 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
3 237 (5.55%) Office 365
4 193 (4.52%) SaaS
5 144 (3.37%) IaaS
6 137 (3.21%) PaaS
7 114 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 68 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.45%) Yammer
13 14 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
14 12 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
14 12 (0.28%) SoftLayer
15 10 (0.23%) Force.com
15 10 (0.23%) GitHub
15 10 (0.23%) Taleo
16 9 (0.21%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 374 (8.76%) Firewall
2 344 (8.06%) WAN
3 289 (6.77%) LAN
4 250 (5.86%) MPLS
5 208 (4.87%) Wireless
6 173 (4.05%) VPN
7 167 (3.91%) BGP
8 162 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
9 153 (3.58%) SAN
10 152 (3.56%) Network Security
11 140 (3.28%) OSPF
12 130 (3.05%) VoIP
13 117 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 103 (2.41%) Unified Communications
15 96 (2.25%) Internet
16 89 (2.09%) TCP/IP
17 87 (2.04%) DNS
18 71 (1.66%) SSL
19 67 (1.57%) Ethernet
20 63 (1.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 182 (4.26%) Big Data
3 133 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 110 (2.58%) NoSQL
5 96 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (2.13%) MySQL
7 90 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 86 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 84 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 80 (1.87%) Power BI
11 78 (1.83%) QlikView
12 70 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 63 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
14 60 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 54 (1.27%) GIS
16 48 (1.12%) DB2
17 45 (1.05%) MongoDB
18 41 (0.96%) Hadoop
19 40 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
20 39 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 32 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 30 (0.70%) JIRA
4 24 (0.56%) Gradle
5 19 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.35%) Subversion
7 14 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.30%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.26%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.23%) Maven
11 9 (0.21%) IntelliJ
11 9 (0.21%) NetBeans
11 9 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.19%) Selenium
12 8 (0.19%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.16%) AppScan
13 7 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 7 (0.16%) Burp Suite
13 7 (0.16%) Paros
14 6 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 952 (22.31%) Finance
2 438 (10.26%) Marketing
3 353 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 257 (6.02%) Retail
5 197 (4.62%) Banking
6 126 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.34%) Advertising
8 98 (2.30%) Legal
9 94 (2.20%) Publishing
10 67 (1.57%) Back Office
11 64 (1.50%) Billing
12 44 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 43 (1.01%) Games
14 37 (0.87%) Electronics
15 36 (0.84%) Law
16 35 (0.82%) German Language
17 24 (0.56%) Local Government
18 23 (0.54%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.47%) French Language
20 19 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1392 (32.61%) Consultant
2 1017 (23.83%) Architect
3 534 (12.51%) Solutions Architect
4 482 (11.29%) Presales Consultant
5 238 (5.58%) Analyst
6 215 (5.04%) Network Engineer
7 209 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
8 188 (4.40%) Security Consultant
9 179 (4.19%) Cloud Architect
10 168 (3.94%) Senior Consultant
11 166 (3.89%) Business Analyst
12 159 (3.73%) Technical Architect
13 153 (3.58%) Project Manager
14 143 (3.35%) Network Consultant
15 111 (2.60%) Presales Engineer
16 97 (2.27%) Software Consultant
17 95 (2.23%) Solutions Consultant
18 94 (2.20%) Cisco Consultant
18 94 (2.20%) Implementation Consultant
19 92 (2.16%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (5.13%) .NET
2 192 (4.50%) Web Services
3 148 (3.47%) HTML
4 129 (3.02%) XML
5 107 (2.51%) CSS
6 73 (1.71%) Middleware
7 65 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 64 (1.50%) REST
9 49 (1.15%) SOAP
10 48 (1.12%) BAPI
11 41 (0.96%) ASP.NET
12 33 (0.77%) J2EE
13 31 (0.73%) .NET Framework
13 31 (0.73%) HTML5
13 31 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
14 30 (0.70%) Java EE
14 30 (0.70%) JMS
14 30 (0.70%) Spring
15 29 (0.68%) Node.js
16 25 (0.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 532 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 250 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (5.72%) Computer Science
4 159 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 141 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 138 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 108 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 107 (2.51%) Driving Licence
9 100 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
10 69 (1.62%) Fintech
11 66 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 64 (1.50%) User Experience
13 57 (1.34%) CMDB
14 53 (1.24%) Clustering
15 43 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 40 (0.94%) Private Cloud
16 40 (0.94%) Social Media
17 37 (0.87%) Blog
18 34 (0.80%) Replication
19 33 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 463 (10.85%) Windows
2 324 (7.59%) Linux
3 229 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 127 (2.98%) Unix
5 125 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (1.12%) Android
8 47 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 38 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (0.68%) CentOS
11 22 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.40%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.094%) Debian
16 4 (0.094%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.094%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (12.98%) Project Management
3 445 (10.43%) Business Development
4 389 (9.11%) Customer Requirements
5 358 (8.39%) ITIL
6 329 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
7 295 (6.91%) Analytics
7 295 (6.91%) Service Delivery
8 289 (6.77%) CRM
9 287 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 266 (6.23%) ERP
11 251 (5.88%) Migration
12 214 (5.01%) PRINCE2
13 210 (4.92%) Service Management
14 195 (4.57%) Mentoring
15 189 (4.43%) TOGAF
16 181 (4.24%) SOA
17 178 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
18 171 (4.01%) Line Management
19 170 (3.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 454 (10.64%) Java
2 433 (10.15%) SQL
3 236 (5.53%) C#
4 161 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 139 (3.26%) C
6 136 (3.19%) Python
7 106 (2.48%) PHP
8 72 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 70 (1.64%) C++
10 59 (1.38%) Perl
11 49 (1.15%) Ruby
12 44 (1.03%) R
13 36 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 31 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 30 (0.70%) Scala
16 25 (0.59%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.19%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.16%) Assembly Language
19 7 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 625 (14.64%) Degree
2 456 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
3 323 (7.57%) CCNP
4 205 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 194 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 162 (3.80%) CCIE
7 158 (3.70%) CCNA
8 124 (2.91%) SC Cleared
9 121 (2.84%) MCSE
10 111 (2.60%) CISSP
11 80 (1.87%) PMI Certification
12 75 (1.76%) PMP
13 72 (1.69%) CCDP
14 64 (1.50%) MCP
15 61 (1.43%) MCSA
16 51 (1.19%) CCDA
17 50 (1.17%) CISM
18 44 (1.03%) CCSE
18 44 (1.03%) DV Cleared
19 43 (1.01%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.11%) SLA
2 82 (1.92%) QA
3 67 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.91%) PMO
6 31 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 20 (0.47%) GPG13
9 16 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 14 (0.33%) SEPA
11 13 (0.30%) GDPR
12 10 (0.23%) COBIT
13 8 (0.19%) MiFID
14 7 (0.16%) GAMP
14 7 (0.16%) HL7
14 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.16%) ISO27002
14 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.12%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 375 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 260 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 174 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.31%) vSphere
5 53 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (1.17%) Docker
7 47 (1.10%) XenApp
8 23 (0.54%) vCloud
9 21 (0.49%) Firmware
10 19 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (0.42%) XenServer
12 16 (0.37%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.30%) Xen
13 13 (0.30%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.16%) NFS
16 6 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (1.43%) SCCM
2 49 (1.15%) Ansible
3 47 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (1.05%) Puppet
5 37 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 37 (0.87%) SCVMM
6 27 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (0.59%) SCOM
8 24 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
9 20 (0.47%) FortiGate
10 18 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
10 18 (0.42%) Nagios
11 17 (0.40%) QRadar
12 16 (0.37%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.35%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.35%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.30%) vRealize
15 12 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
16 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
17 10 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 876 (20.52%) Microsoft
2 731 (17.13%) Cisco
3 521 (12.21%) VMware
4 460 (10.78%) Oracle
5 294 (6.89%) Juniper
6 275 (6.44%) Citrix
7 246 (5.76%) SAP
8 218 (5.11%) HP
9 201 (4.71%) CheckPoint
10 194 (4.55%) IBM
11 171 (4.01%) Palo Alto
12 152 (3.56%) F5
13 121 (2.84%) NetApp
14 118 (2.76%) Fortinet
15 102 (2.39%) EMC
16 100 (2.34%) Tableau
17 97 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
18 92 (2.16%) Google
19 81 (1.90%) BMC
20 79 (1.85%) Aruba
London
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum £90-110k+ bens bonus etc.
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Marks Sattin
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car allowance (£4200) and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car + Full Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car + Full Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum OTE £110k, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
UK
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car allowance (£4200) and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £61000 per annum + £6.3k car allowance + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Private Health
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Codex
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits commission, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Salary: £49000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Waterstons
Salary: Up to £50K (negotiable subject to experience & proven track record)
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 27 Hols + exc pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits and pension
Posted: 19 hours ago