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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Qualitative Research
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 884 938
Rank change year-on-year +48 +54  
Permanent jobs citing Qualitative Research 36 40 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.041% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.046% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 18
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% -  

Qualitative Research 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 79039 86328 97439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63711 72121 79644
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Qualitative Research
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Qualitative Research in the UK

Qualitative Research
Top 18 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 3 months to 25 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 +42 30 £46,000 -16.36% 11
London +12 14 £60,000 - 6
Scotland - 6 £36,750 -
Yorkshire +18 5 £36,378 - 2
West Yorkshire +18 5 £36,378 - 2
Leeds +8 5 £36,378 - 2
Edinburgh - 5 £37,500 -
South East +55 4 £35,000 -34.88%
North East - 4 £40,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £40,000 - 1
East of England +4 3 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire -7 3 £52,500 -
Surrey - 3 £35,000 -
Hatfield - 3 £52,500 -
City of London +30 2 £67,500 +31.70%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 63 (77.78%) Quantitative Research
2 58 (71.60%) User Experience
3 44 (54.32%) Usability Testing
4 37 (45.68%) Degree
5 33 (40.74%) Analytics
6 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (33.33%) Wireframes
8 22 (27.16%) Market Research
8 22 (27.16%) Ethnography
9 20 (24.69%) A/B Testing
10 18 (22.22%) Google Analytics
10 18 (22.22%) Axure RP
10 18 (22.22%) Google
11 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (19.75%) Adobe
13 15 (18.52%) HTML
14 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.05%) SPSS
15 13 (16.05%) Retail
15 13 (16.05%) Line Management
15 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
15 13 (16.05%) FMCG
15 13 (16.05%) Semiotics
15 13 (16.05%) Anthropology
15 13 (16.05%) Samsung
16 11 (13.58%) Adobe Analytics
16 11 (13.58%) Service Design
17 10 (12.35%) Framer.js
17 10 (12.35%) Usabilla
17 10 (12.35%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

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 (2.47%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.47%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) SPSS
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.23%) InDesign
3 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.23%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.22%) Google Analytics
2 11 (13.58%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (4.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (2.47%) Apache Hive
1 2 (2.47%) Big Data
1 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) Mixpanel
2 1 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.05%) Retail
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Games
2 9 (11.11%) Multimedia
3 4 (4.94%) German Language
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 3 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) User Experience Researcher
2 23 (28.40%) Designer
3 22 (27.16%) UX Designer
4 18 (22.22%) Market Research Manager
4 18 (22.22%) Research Manager
5 13 (16.05%) User Researcher
6 12 (14.81%) UI Designer
7 11 (13.58%) UI/UX Designer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 5 (6.17%) Insight Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Designer
10 4 (4.94%) Senior UX Designer
11 3 (3.70%) Consultant
11 3 (3.70%) Senior UI Designer
11 3 (3.70%) Senior UI/UX Designer
11 3 (3.70%) User Experience Consultant
12 2 (2.47%) Analyst
12 2 (2.47%) Data Scientist
13 1 (1.23%) Digital Designer
13 1 (1.23%) Head of User Experience
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) HTML
2 10 (12.35%) Framer.js
3 7 (8.64%) CSS
4 2 (2.47%) CSS3
4 2 (2.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (71.60%) User Experience
2 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (16.05%) FMCG
4 8 (9.88%) BBC
5 6 (7.41%) Social Media
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (77.78%) Quantitative Research
2 44 (54.32%) Usability Testing
3 33 (40.74%) Analytics
4 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (33.33%) Wireframes
6 22 (27.16%) Ethnography
6 22 (27.16%) Market Research
7 20 (24.69%) A/B Testing
8 13 (16.05%) Anthropology
8 13 (16.05%) Line Management
8 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
8 13 (16.05%) Semiotics
9 11 (13.58%) Service Design
10 10 (12.35%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 10 (12.35%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 10 (12.35%) Web Development
11 8 (9.88%) B2B
11 8 (9.88%) Behavioural Analytics
12 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (8.64%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.17%) Java
3 4 (4.94%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (2.47%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (45.68%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) HDFS
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Google
2 16 (19.75%) Adobe
3 13 (16.05%) Samsung
4 10 (12.35%) Usabilla
5 8 (9.88%) Apple
6 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.41%) Optimizely
7 5 (6.17%) Hotjar
7 5 (6.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.47%) Vertica
9 1 (1.23%) Facebook
9 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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