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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 108 95
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2135 2788 3391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.83% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.18% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1581 2047 2455
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 76368 87744 94880
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.66% 89.08% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62374 73023 77002
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 £80,000 £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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -19 2033 £60,000 - 244
London -4 987 £70,000 - 108
South East -40 352 £55,000 -8.33% 38
West Midlands +14 176 £47,500 +2.15% 23
Berkshire -28 144 £60,000 -7.69% 17
East of England -16 120 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Birmingham +11 118 £40,250 -23.33% 10
South West +4 106 £57,500 +15.00% 7
City of London -2 99 £67,500 -10.00% 25
Yorkshire +6 96 £55,000 +22.22% 9
North West -39 93 £55,000 +4.76% 23
Surrey -2 68 £50,000 -2.43% 10
Manchester -28 68 £60,000 +9.09% 18
West Yorkshire +28 64 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Reading -21 62 £53,750 -14.00% 8
Hertfordshire -6 60 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Leeds +27 58 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Hampshire +28 45 £45,000 -14.28% 2
East Midlands +3 38 £46,500 -7.00% 3
Oxfordshire +34 34 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Somerset +17 34 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Bath +17 33 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Slough +13 28 £70,000 -5.08% 3
Watford +9 28 £52,500 -8.69% 3
Nottinghamshire -7 28 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Bristol -28 28 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Sheffield -3 27 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South Yorkshire -7 27 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Canary Wharf -6 25 - -
Bracknell +15 24 £50,000 -23.07% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 985 (23.07%) Finance
2 896 (20.98%) Microsoft
3 700 (16.39%) Cisco
4 628 (14.71%) Degree
5 607 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
6 538 (12.60%) Project Management
7 519 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 506 (11.85%) Data Centre
9 494 (11.57%) VMware
10 485 (11.36%) Windows
11 462 (10.82%) Oracle
12 446 (10.44%) SQL
12 446 (10.44%) Marketing
13 429 (10.05%) Java
14 410 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
14 410 (9.60%) Business Development
15 395 (9.25%) Customer Requirements
16 393 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
17 370 (8.67%) Firewall
18 364 (8.52%) ITIL
19 360 (8.43%) Telecoms
20 355 (8.31%) WAN
21 351 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 335 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
23 334 (7.82%) Linux
24 332 (7.78%) Analytics
25 319 (7.47%) SQL Server
26 305 (7.14%) Service Delivery
27 304 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
28 298 (6.98%) LAN

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
1 167 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.27%) Skype for Business
3 95 (2.22%) IIS
3 95 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 61 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 60 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 52 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 49 (1.15%) SAS
8 47 (1.10%) JBoss
8 47 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 36 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (0.63%) CMS
11 25 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.44%) Apache Spark
16 18 (0.42%) Apache
16 18 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 126 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 58 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
7 7 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
7 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.070%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.047%) ArcInfo
11 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
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
Business Applications
1 94 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 66 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 59 (1.38%) NetSuite
5 56 (1.31%) SAP CO
5 56 (1.31%) SAP FI
5 56 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
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 43 (1.01%) Sage 200
10 23 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 21 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 20 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
13 19 (0.44%) SAP Business One
14 18 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 519 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 252 (5.90%) Office 365
4 185 (4.33%) SaaS
5 149 (3.49%) IaaS
6 138 (3.23%) PaaS
7 112 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
8 66 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (0.47%) Yammer
12 14 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
13 12 (0.28%) OneDrive
14 11 (0.26%) Taleo
15 9 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.21%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.19%) GitHub
17 7 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
18 6 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 370 (8.67%) Firewall
2 355 (8.31%) WAN
3 298 (6.98%) LAN
4 253 (5.93%) MPLS
5 212 (4.96%) Wireless
6 165 (3.86%) BGP
7 163 (3.82%) VPN
8 144 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
9 142 (3.33%) SAN
10 134 (3.14%) OSPF
11 131 (3.07%) VoIP
12 126 (2.95%) Network Security
13 104 (2.44%) Unified Communications
14 101 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 97 (2.27%) TCP/IP
16 91 (2.13%) DNS
17 85 (1.99%) Internet
18 74 (1.73%) Ethernet
19 73 (1.71%) SSL
20 72 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 176 (4.12%) Big Data
3 140 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 113 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 97 (2.27%) MySQL
6 96 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 95 (2.22%) RDBMS
8 76 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 74 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 67 (1.57%) Power BI
12 63 (1.48%) QlikView
13 59 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (1.29%) GIS
15 53 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 49 (1.15%) DB2
17 41 (0.96%) MongoDB
18 39 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
19 37 (0.87%) Hadoop
20 31 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 32 (0.75%) JIRA
3 27 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.59%) Gradle
5 23 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.35%) Maven
6 15 (0.35%) Subversion
7 13 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.23%) JUnit
9 10 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.19%) Selenium
11 7 (0.16%) gulp
11 7 (0.16%) PeopleTools
12 6 (0.14%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 5 (0.12%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.12%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 985 (23.07%) Finance
2 446 (10.44%) Marketing
3 360 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 255 (5.97%) Retail
5 221 (5.18%) Banking
6 149 (3.49%) Manufacturing
7 113 (2.65%) Legal
8 92 (2.15%) Advertising
9 81 (1.90%) Publishing
10 67 (1.57%) Billing
11 65 (1.52%) Back Office
12 49 (1.15%) Investment Banking
13 44 (1.03%) Games
14 43 (1.01%) Electronics
14 43 (1.01%) Law
15 37 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 33 (0.77%) German Language
17 25 (0.59%) French Language
17 25 (0.59%) Local Government
18 24 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1398 (32.74%) Consultant
2 1015 (23.77%) Architect
3 528 (12.37%) Solutions Architect
4 497 (11.64%) Presales Consultant
5 236 (5.53%) Analyst
6 220 (5.15%) Technical Consultant
7 206 (4.82%) Network Engineer
8 183 (4.29%) Senior Consultant
9 175 (4.10%) Security Consultant
10 173 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
11 167 (3.91%) Technical Architect
12 166 (3.89%) Business Analyst
13 153 (3.58%) Project Manager
14 138 (3.23%) Network Consultant
15 108 (2.53%) Presales Engineer
16 104 (2.44%) Software Consultant
17 98 (2.30%) Solutions Consultant
18 92 (2.15%) Cisco Consultant
19 91 (2.13%) Implementation Consultant
20 87 (2.04%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (4.59%) .NET
1 196 (4.59%) Web Services
2 148 (3.47%) HTML
3 146 (3.42%) XML
4 105 (2.46%) CSS
5 71 (1.66%) AngularJS
6 69 (1.62%) Middleware
6 69 (1.62%) REST
7 53 (1.24%) SOAP
8 48 (1.12%) BAPI
8 48 (1.12%) IDoc
9 37 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 36 (0.84%) JMS
11 34 (0.80%) J2EE
11 34 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
11 34 (0.80%) Spring
12 33 (0.77%) Node.js
13 30 (0.70%) Ajax
13 30 (0.70%) JDBC
14 27 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 506 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 267 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 151 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 147 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 141 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 111 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 110 (2.58%) Driving Licence
9 102 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
10 81 (1.90%) Fintech
11 70 (1.64%) User Experience
12 69 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 57 (1.33%) CMDB
14 53 (1.24%) Clustering
15 50 (1.17%) Blog
16 44 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 40 (0.94%) Private Cloud
18 39 (0.91%) Social Media
19 33 (0.77%) Algorithms
20 30 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 485 (11.36%) Windows
2 334 (7.82%) Linux
3 239 (5.60%) Windows Server
4 125 (2.93%) Unix
5 120 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (1.08%) Android
9 37 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 28 (0.66%) CentOS
12 24 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.30%) Solaris
14 13 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.094%) SUSE
18 4 (0.094%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (12.60%) Project Management
3 410 (9.60%) Business Development
4 395 (9.25%) Customer Requirements
5 364 (8.52%) ITIL
6 335 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
7 332 (7.78%) Analytics
8 305 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 304 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 291 (6.81%) CRM
11 275 (6.44%) ERP
12 245 (5.74%) Migration
13 228 (5.34%) PRINCE2
14 195 (4.57%) Service Management
15 192 (4.50%) TOGAF
16 184 (4.31%) SDLC
17 180 (4.22%) Mentoring
18 176 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
19 174 (4.07%) Customer Engagement
20 169 (3.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 446 (10.44%) SQL
2 429 (10.05%) Java
3 202 (4.73%) C#
4 183 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 154 (3.61%) Python
6 133 (3.11%) C
7 89 (2.08%) PHP
8 76 (1.78%) C++
9 69 (1.62%) PowerShell
10 68 (1.59%) Perl
11 50 (1.17%) R
12 45 (1.05%) Ruby
13 34 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 34 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 33 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 23 (0.54%) Scala
16 19 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.26%) VB
18 10 (0.23%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 628 (14.71%) Degree
2 410 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
3 288 (6.74%) CCNP
4 202 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 188 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 147 (3.44%) CCIE
7 134 (3.14%) CCNA
8 130 (3.04%) SC Cleared
9 120 (2.81%) MCSE
10 104 (2.44%) CISSP
11 77 (1.80%) PMI Certification
12 72 (1.69%) PMP
13 64 (1.50%) MCSA
14 63 (1.48%) CCDP
15 54 (1.26%) MCP
16 47 (1.10%) CCDA
17 40 (0.94%) DV Cleared
17 40 (0.94%) MCITP
18 38 (0.89%) ISEB
19 37 (0.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (1.92%) QA
2 80 (1.87%) SLA
3 75 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.87%) PMO
5 35 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.47%) SEPA
8 18 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 16 (0.37%) GDPR
9 16 (0.37%) HL7
10 14 (0.33%) ISO27002
11 13 (0.30%) COBIT
11 13 (0.30%) GPG13
12 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.21%) MiFID
14 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 351 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 274 (6.42%) Active Directory
3 170 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 59 (1.38%) vSphere
5 49 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (0.98%) XenApp
7 40 (0.94%) Docker
8 26 (0.61%) Firmware
9 22 (0.52%) vCloud
10 18 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.35%) XenServer
13 11 (0.26%) Xen
14 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.16%) Snort
17 6 (0.14%) NFS
18 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 62 (1.45%) SCCM
2 52 (1.22%) Ansible
3 47 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (1.05%) Puppet
5 43 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 36 (0.84%) SCVMM
7 25 (0.59%) SCOM
8 22 (0.52%) FortiGate
8 22 (0.52%) Nagios
9 20 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
10 19 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.37%) Tivoli
12 16 (0.37%) vRealize
13 13 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.28%) QRadar
14 12 (0.28%) Terraform
14 12 (0.28%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
16 10 (0.23%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 896 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 700 (16.39%) Cisco
3 494 (11.57%) VMware
4 462 (10.82%) Oracle
5 289 (6.77%) Juniper
6 270 (6.32%) SAP
7 266 (6.23%) Citrix
8 222 (5.20%) HP
9 190 (4.45%) IBM
10 181 (4.24%) CheckPoint
11 152 (3.56%) Palo Alto
12 148 (3.47%) F5
13 123 (2.88%) NetApp
14 113 (2.65%) Fortinet
15 97 (2.27%) EMC
16 90 (2.11%) Google
17 87 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
18 86 (2.01%) Aruba
19 85 (1.99%) ServiceNow
20 84 (1.97%) Tableau
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