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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 117 97
Rank change year-on-year -39 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Presales 2079 2661 3377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.71% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.05% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1565 1989 2606
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £91,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  

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 79789 87214 97872
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.92% 88.07%
Number of salaries quoted 263898 300520 316679
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Presales in the UK

Presales
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -29 1974 £60,000 - 208
UK excluding London -30 1018 £52,500 +5.00% 103
London -20 928 £70,000 - 109
South East -40 355 £52,500 -12.50% 27
Midlands -2 200 £47,000 -6.00% 16
North of England -16 192 £55,000 +22.22% 19
East of England -5 135 £52,500 +5.00% 24
South West 0 113 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Scotland -23 25 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Wales +3 7 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Northern Ireland -11 1 £52,500 -4.54% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 972 (22.62%) Finance
2 924 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 696 (16.20%) Cisco
4 621 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
5 610 (14.20%) Degree
6 538 (12.52%) Project Management
7 525 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 502 (11.68%) VMware
9 492 (11.45%) Windows
10 475 (11.05%) Oracle
11 469 (10.91%) Marketing
12 466 (10.84%) Java
13 461 (10.73%) SQL
14 451 (10.50%) Data Centre
15 424 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
16 400 (9.31%) Customer Requirements
17 398 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
18 387 (9.01%) Firewall
19 369 (8.59%) Business Development
20 365 (8.49%) ITIL
21 363 (8.45%) WAN
22 353 (8.22%) Analytics
23 350 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
24 338 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
25 331 (7.70%) Telecoms
26 327 (7.61%) Linux
27 317 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
28 298 (6.94%) SQL Server
29 292 (6.80%) LAN
30 290 (6.75%) Analytical Skills

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
1 166 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 112 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 109 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 92 (2.14%) IIS
5 66 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 57 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 53 (1.23%) SAS
7 53 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 49 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 49 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 45 (1.05%) JBoss
10 39 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 31 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 29 (0.67%) CMS
13 26 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.51%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (0.47%) Apache
17 17 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
17 17 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 129 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 56 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.16%) SPSS Modeler
7 6 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.14%) SPSS
8 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.070%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.047%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.047%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.047%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.047%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.047%) Snagit
10 2 (0.047%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.023%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 108 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 69 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 62 (1.44%) NetSuite
5 37 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 37 (0.86%) SAP FI
5 37 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
6 36 (0.84%) SAP HR
6 36 (0.84%) SAP SD
7 35 (0.81%) Sage 200
7 35 (0.81%) SAP PM
7 35 (0.81%) SAP QM
8 34 (0.79%) Maximo
8 34 (0.79%) Primavera
8 34 (0.79%) SAP MM
9 32 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 29 (0.67%) Eloqua
11 24 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
12 23 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
13 18 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 525 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 424 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
3 272 (6.33%) Office 365
4 198 (4.61%) SaaS
5 159 (3.70%) IaaS
6 137 (3.19%) PaaS
7 111 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 49 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
11 32 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.42%) GitHub
12 18 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 17 (0.40%) Taleo
13 17 (0.40%) Yammer
14 16 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
15 14 (0.33%) Boomi
15 14 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (0.21%) Oracle CX
17 7 (0.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 387 (9.01%) Firewall
2 363 (8.45%) WAN
3 292 (6.80%) LAN
4 237 (5.52%) MPLS
5 229 (5.33%) Wireless
6 167 (3.89%) VPN
7 162 (3.77%) BGP
8 153 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
9 135 (3.14%) VoIP
10 134 (3.12%) SAN
11 125 (2.91%) OSPF
12 123 (2.86%) TCP/IP
13 117 (2.72%) Network Security
14 110 (2.56%) DNS
15 108 (2.51%) Unified Communications
16 96 (2.23%) Internet
17 91 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 89 (2.07%) Skype
19 80 (1.86%) Ethernet
20 79 (1.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 169 (3.93%) Big Data
3 131 (3.05%) Relational Database
4 105 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 101 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 94 (2.19%) MySQL
7 91 (2.12%) RDBMS
8 77 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 60 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 59 (1.37%) GIS
11 59 (1.37%) Power BI
12 50 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (0.98%) Hadoop
14 40 (0.93%) QlikView
15 39 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 38 (0.88%) DB2
17 37 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
18 36 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
19 35 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 48 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 38 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 37 (0.86%) JIRA
4 34 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 29 (0.67%) Gradle
6 27 (0.63%) Maven
7 16 (0.37%) JUnit
8 15 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.33%) Selenium
9 14 (0.33%) Subversion
10 13 (0.30%) gulp
11 12 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (0.28%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.26%) CircleCI
12 11 (0.26%) Travis CI
13 10 (0.23%) PeopleTools
14 9 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
15 8 (0.19%) Axure RP
15 8 (0.19%) webpack
16 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 972 (22.62%) Finance
2 469 (10.91%) Marketing
3 331 (7.70%) Telecoms
4 246 (5.72%) Retail
5 202 (4.70%) Banking
6 173 (4.03%) Manufacturing
7 133 (3.10%) Legal
8 81 (1.89%) Advertising
9 67 (1.56%) Back Office
10 63 (1.47%) Publishing
11 57 (1.33%) Billing
12 49 (1.14%) Electronics
13 45 (1.05%) Law
14 43 (1.00%) Games
15 41 (0.95%) German Language
16 39 (0.91%) Financial Institution
17 38 (0.88%) French Language
17 38 (0.88%) Investment Banking
18 30 (0.70%) Front Office
19 28 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1450 (33.74%) Consultant
2 998 (23.23%) Architect
3 521 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 520 (12.10%) Presales Consultant
5 247 (5.75%) Technical Consultant
6 237 (5.52%) Analyst
7 190 (4.42%) Senior Consultant
8 179 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 175 (4.07%) Security Consultant
10 173 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
11 163 (3.79%) Business Analyst
12 159 (3.70%) Project Manager
13 152 (3.54%) Technical Architect
14 139 (3.23%) Network Consultant
15 115 (2.68%) Presales Engineer
16 110 (2.56%) Solutions Consultant
17 108 (2.51%) Developer
18 102 (2.37%) Cisco Consultant
19 94 (2.19%) Software Consultant
20 92 (2.14%) Technical Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (4.84%) .NET
2 206 (4.79%) Web Services
3 191 (4.44%) XML
4 190 (4.42%) HTML
5 140 (3.26%) CSS
6 78 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 77 (1.79%) REST
8 72 (1.68%) Middleware
9 70 (1.63%) SOAP
10 51 (1.19%) J2EE
11 47 (1.09%) JMS
12 43 (1.00%) ASP.NET
13 42 (0.98%) Ajax
14 37 (0.86%) Spring
15 34 (0.79%) BAPI
15 34 (0.79%) IDoc
16 33 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
17 31 (0.72%) JDBC
18 29 (0.67%) .NET Framework
18 29 (0.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 451 (10.50%) Data Centre
2 290 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 174 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 147 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 145 (3.37%) Public Cloud
7 113 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 103 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 95 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
10 91 (2.12%) Fintech
11 77 (1.79%) Blog
11 77 (1.79%) Virtual Team
12 69 (1.61%) User Experience
13 50 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 47 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 44 (1.02%) Clustering
16 41 (0.95%) Replication
17 40 (0.93%) Social Media
18 39 (0.91%) Data Structures
19 38 (0.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 492 (11.45%) Windows
2 327 (7.61%) Linux
3 243 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 124 (2.89%) Unix
5 112 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (1.05%) Android
9 39 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 37 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 19 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.42%) CentOS
15 16 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.35%) Solaris
17 12 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
20 5 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (12.52%) Project Management
3 400 (9.31%) Customer Requirements
4 369 (8.59%) Business Development
5 365 (8.49%) ITIL
6 353 (8.22%) Analytics
7 338 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
8 317 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 289 (6.73%) CRM
10 273 (6.35%) ERP
11 270 (6.28%) Service Delivery
12 258 (6.00%) Migration
13 233 (5.42%) PRINCE2
14 202 (4.70%) SDLC
15 185 (4.31%) Customer Engagement
16 184 (4.28%) TOGAF
17 178 (4.14%) Software Engineering
18 174 (4.05%) Service Management
19 173 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
20 169 (3.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 466 (10.84%) Java
2 461 (10.73%) SQL
3 228 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 196 (4.56%) C#
5 168 (3.91%) Python
6 123 (2.86%) C
7 95 (2.21%) C++
8 87 (2.02%) PHP
9 73 (1.70%) Perl
10 72 (1.68%) PowerShell
11 55 (1.28%) R
12 49 (1.14%) Ruby
13 42 (0.98%) Shell Script
14 38 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 35 (0.81%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.49%) Scala
17 15 (0.35%) VB
18 13 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 12 (0.28%) PL/SQL
20 10 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 610 (14.20%) Degree
2 398 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
3 271 (6.31%) CCNP
4 196 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 185 (4.31%) Security Cleared
6 142 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 129 (3.00%) CCIE
8 128 (2.98%) CCNA
9 112 (2.61%) MCSE
10 97 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 87 (2.02%) CISSP
12 67 (1.56%) PMI Certification
13 66 (1.54%) MCSA
14 62 (1.44%) CCDP
15 61 (1.42%) PMP
16 49 (1.14%) CCDA
17 47 (1.09%) MCITP
18 41 (0.95%) DV Cleared
18 41 (0.95%) MCP
19 35 (0.81%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.16%) QA
2 76 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (1.63%) SLA
4 37 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (0.63%) PMO
7 26 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 22 (0.51%) SEPA
9 20 (0.47%) GDPR
10 18 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.37%) HL7
12 15 (0.35%) COBIT
13 13 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.28%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.19%) GPG13
15 8 (0.19%) MiFID
16 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 350 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 279 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 185 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 61 (1.42%) vSphere
5 50 (1.16%) XenApp
6 41 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.65%) Docker
9 24 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.54%) Firmware
11 22 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.44%) vCloud
13 17 (0.40%) XenServer
14 11 (0.26%) Xen
15 10 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.19%) Snort
16 8 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
18 6 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (1.44%) SCCM
2 56 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.26%) Puppet
4 52 (1.21%) Ansible
5 45 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 30 (0.70%) FortiGate
7 26 (0.61%) SCVMM
8 23 (0.54%) Nagios
9 21 (0.49%) SCOM
10 19 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
10 19 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
10 19 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 19 (0.44%) Terraform
11 16 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.37%) Tivoli
11 16 (0.37%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.35%) vRealize
13 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 924 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 696 (16.20%) Cisco
3 502 (11.68%) VMware
4 475 (11.05%) Oracle
5 271 (6.31%) SAP
6 270 (6.28%) Juniper
7 257 (5.98%) Citrix
8 237 (5.52%) HP
9 167 (3.89%) CheckPoint
10 156 (3.63%) IBM
11 152 (3.54%) F5
12 138 (3.21%) Palo Alto
13 110 (2.56%) Fortinet
14 103 (2.40%) ServiceNow
15 102 (2.37%) NetApp
16 96 (2.23%) Cognizant
17 93 (2.16%) Aruba
18 91 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
19 90 (2.09%) EMC
20 82 (1.91%) Google
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 20% bonus + Car Allowance + Corp Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60,000-£75,000 + Benefits and bonus (depending on experience)
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Car Allowance, Health Insurance, Life Insuranc
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000-80,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits of FTSE100
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Car Allowance, Holiday, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £130,000 per annum to £100k basic plus variable + bene
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car, 25k OTE, Training, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago