Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Requirements Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Engineering over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Engineering
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1034 1064 1146
Rank change year-on-year +30 +82 +8
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Engineering 142 127 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.072% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.080% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 62 73 102
UK median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - -
10th Percentile £24,350 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,750 £62,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% -

Requirements Engineering 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 156,373 158,366 185,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,540 130,914 153,932
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Requirements Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +25 126 £47,500 +11.76% 24
UK excluding London +48 104 £43,000 +7.50% 16
South West +27 39 £40,000 -8.57% 7
London -7 36 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North of England +7 25 £42,500 +11.84% 1
North West +6 21 £24,000 -4.00%
South East +7 16 £53,750 +19.44% 2
Scotland -20 15 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +17 9 £39,000 -8.24% 3
North East -22 4 £50,000 +26.98%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering 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 Requirements Engineering.

1 65 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (39.44%) Security Cleared
3 44 (30.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (28.17%) C
5 38 (26.76%) Java
6 35 (24.65%) Finance
7 31 (21.83%) UML
8 29 (20.42%) Validation
8 29 (20.42%) Business Analysis
9 28 (19.72%) Software Engineering
10 27 (19.01%) User Stories
11 25 (17.61%) Scrum
11 25 (17.61%) Linux
12 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
12 24 (16.90%) Business Process Modelling
13 23 (16.20%) C++
14 22 (15.49%) SQL
14 22 (15.49%) GAP Analysis
15 20 (14.08%) Use Case
16 19 (13.38%) Degree
17 18 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (11.97%) Test Automation
18 17 (11.97%) TDD
18 17 (11.97%) Data Modelling
19 16 (11.27%) Data Analysis
19 16 (11.27%) QA
19 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (10.56%) Requirements Management
20 15 (10.56%) BDD
20 15 (10.56%) Banking

Requirements Engineering
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 3 (2.11%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Simulink
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.82%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) HTTP
1 3 (2.11%) Wireless
2 2 (1.41%) NGN
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) LAN
3 1 (0.70%) PSTN
3 1 (0.70%) SMS
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) WAN
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) Big Data
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) JUnit
2 5 (3.52%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.82%) Axure RP
3 4 (2.82%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.82%) JBehave
4 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.11%) git-flow
5 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.70%) VectorCAST
General
1 35 (24.65%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Banking
3 11 (7.75%) Retail
4 8 (5.63%) Advertising
5 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) French Language
6 3 (2.11%) Games
6 3 (2.11%) German Language
6 3 (2.11%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (40.85%) Business Analyst
2 57 (40.14%) Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Business IT Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) IT Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) IT Business Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Architect
4 14 (9.86%) Software Test Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Test Engineer
5 11 (7.75%) Graduate
5 11 (7.75%) Graduate Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) Graduate Business Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) Graduate IT Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) IT Graduate
5 11 (7.75%) Programme Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) CSS
1 7 (4.93%) HTML
1 7 (4.93%) XML
2 4 (2.82%) REST
3 3 (2.11%) CSS3
3 3 (2.11%) HTML5
3 3 (2.11%) J2EE
3 3 (2.11%) JSON
3 3 (2.11%) Middleware
3 3 (2.11%) Sass
4 2 (1.41%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) SOAP
4 2 (1.41%) Velocity
5 1 (0.70%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
5 1 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) User Experience
3 7 (4.93%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.11%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Fintech
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.70%) PlayStation
6 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Robotics
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.61%) Linux
2 3 (2.11%) Android
2 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.11%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.41%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (21.83%) UML
4 29 (20.42%) Business Analysis
4 29 (20.42%) Validation
5 28 (19.72%) Software Engineering
6 27 (19.01%) User Stories
7 25 (17.61%) Scrum
8 24 (16.90%) Business Process Modelling
9 22 (15.49%) GAP Analysis
10 20 (14.08%) Use Case
11 18 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (11.97%) Data Modelling
12 17 (11.97%) TDD
12 17 (11.97%) Test Automation
13 16 (11.27%) Data Analysis
14 15 (10.56%) BDD
14 15 (10.56%) Project Management
14 15 (10.56%) Requirements Management
15 14 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.17%) C
2 38 (26.76%) Java
3 23 (16.20%) C++
4 22 (15.49%) SQL
5 7 (4.93%) Embedded C
5 7 (4.93%) Embedded C++
5 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.93%) MATLAB
6 6 (4.23%) Delphi
7 3 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.70%) Python
9 1 (0.70%) SOQL
9 1 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (39.44%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.38%) Degree
4 8 (5.63%) APMP
4 8 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.27%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (8.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (8.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.93%) Oracle
3 4 (2.82%) Google
4 3 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.41%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.70%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.70%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Progress
6 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Wind River