Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Qualitative Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Qualitative Research over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Qualitative Research
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1145 1167 1214
Rank change year-on-year +22 +47 +68
Permanent jobs citing Qualitative Research 61 76 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.040% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.045% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 53 58 44
UK median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.42% -20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,000 £34,379 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +18.18%

Qualitative Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Qualitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

Qualitative Research
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Qualitative Research in the UK

Qualitative Research
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Qualitative Research over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Qualitative Research in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Qualitative Research within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +6 57 £52,000 +9.47% 9
London +9 34 £60,000 +20.00% 4
UK excluding London +25 27 £50,000 +25.00% 7
North of England +17 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East of England +10 6 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £46,250 -
Midlands +40 4 £50,000 +38.89% 2
North West +4 4 £24,500 -28.47%
Scotland - 4 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 - 2
South East +31 2 £50,000 +25.00%
North East +5 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Qualitative Research 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 Qualitative Research.

1 55 (90.16%) Quantitative Research
2 45 (73.77%) User Experience
3 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (39.34%) Usability Testing
5 23 (37.70%) Wireframes
6 20 (32.79%) Analytics
7 16 (26.23%) Axure RP
8 14 (22.95%) Google
8 14 (22.95%) Degree
8 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
9 13 (21.31%) Google Analytics
10 12 (19.67%) HTML
10 12 (19.67%) Service Design
11 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
12 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (16.39%) Photoshop
12 10 (16.39%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (16.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 9 (14.75%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (14.75%) Information Architecture
13 9 (14.75%) Statistical Analysis
13 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) SPSS
13 9 (14.75%) Ethnography
14 8 (13.11%) Behavioural Analytics
14 8 (13.11%) Adobe
14 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (13.11%) German Language
14 8 (13.11%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (11.48%) Visualisation

Qualitative Research
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 2 (3.28%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (16.39%) Photoshop
2 9 (14.75%) OmniGraffle
2 9 (14.75%) SPSS
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (6.56%) InVision
5 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Google Analytics
2 8 (13.11%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) Power BI
2 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Axure RP
2 10 (16.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) German Language
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Marketing
5 4 (6.56%) Advertising
5 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.28%) Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) User Experience Researcher
2 16 (26.23%) Designer
2 16 (26.23%) UX Designer
3 9 (14.75%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Product Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 4 (6.56%) User Experience Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) User Researcher
6 3 (4.92%) Digital Transformation
6 3 (4.92%) Digital User Researcher
7 2 (3.28%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Data Scientist
7 2 (3.28%) Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Designer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 4 (6.56%) CSS
2 4 (6.56%) CSS3
2 4 (6.56%) HTML5
2 4 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.28%) D3.js
3 2 (3.28%) Django
3 2 (3.28%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (3.28%) Kafka
3 2 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (73.77%) User Experience
2 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
3 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Social Media
5 2 (3.28%) BBC
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (90.16%) Quantitative Research
2 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) Usability Testing
4 23 (37.70%) Wireframes
5 20 (32.79%) Analytics
6 12 (19.67%) Service Design
7 9 (14.75%) Ethnography
7 9 (14.75%) Information Architecture
7 9 (14.75%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (13.11%) Behavioural Analytics
9 7 (11.48%) A/B Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
9 7 (11.48%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) Use Case
9 7 (11.48%) Visualisation
10 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.84%) Market Research
10 6 (9.84%) Psychology
10 6 (9.84%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.20%) Python
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) PHP
4 2 (3.28%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Google
2 8 (13.11%) Adobe
3 4 (6.56%) Hotjar
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.64%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.64%) Remedy
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau
6 1 (1.64%) Vertica