Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Requirements Gathering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Gathering over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 142 117
Rank change year-on-year -20 -25 -20
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 2,482 1,684 4,238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.38% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.58% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,808 1,326 3,407
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Requirements Gathering 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 105,191 65,318 134,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.38% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71,704 52,852 107,080
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Requirements Gathering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Requirements Gathering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Gathering in the UK

Requirements Gathering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Requirements Gathering.

Salary trend for Requirements Gathering in the UK

Requirements Gathering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Requirements Gathering over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Requirements Gathering in the UK

Requirements Gathering
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Gathering within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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 -19 2,220 £55,000 - 359
UK excluding London -21 1,230 £50,000 - 222
London -22 1,035 £65,000 +4.00% 149
Work from Home -57 523 £60,000 - 84
South East -2 386 £55,000 -4.35% 43
North of England -17 311 £47,500 -3.06% 77
Midlands -14 223 £45,000 - 41
West Midlands -9 175 £45,000 -0.28% 32
North West -8 154 £47,500 -3.06% 44
Yorkshire -13 148 £55,000 +12.82% 25
East of England +17 107 £55,000 +5.77% 22
South West -81 92 £46,250 -2.63% 23
Scotland -50 64 £47,500 -5.00% 10
East Midlands -25 48 £42,500 +9.68% 9
Wales +14 39 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Northern Ireland -44 11 £34,000 -20.00% 2
North East -15 10 £45,000 -7.69% 8

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing Requirements Gathering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Requirements Gathering.

1 1,058 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (34.61%) Social Skills
3 635 (25.58%) Finance
4 486 (19.58%) Business Analysis
5 478 (19.26%) SQL
6 407 (16.40%) Microsoft
7 396 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
8 360 (14.50%) Azure
9 357 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
10 348 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 321 (12.93%) Scrum
12 311 (12.53%) Project Management
13 308 (12.41%) Degree
14 301 (12.13%) User Stories
15 300 (12.09%) User Experience
16 277 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
17 262 (10.56%) Analytics
18 254 (10.23%) Workshop Facilitation
19 238 (9.59%) HTML
20 233 (9.39%) SQL Server
20 233 (9.39%) Waterfall
21 230 (9.27%) .NET
22 227 (9.15%) JavaScript
23 226 (9.11%) C#
23 226 (9.11%) Software Engineering
24 225 (9.07%) JIRA
25 211 (8.50%) Mentoring
26 202 (8.14%) ERP
27 199 (8.02%) Project Delivery
28 196 (7.90%) CSS

Requirements Gathering
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 73 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.90%) CMS
3 67 (2.70%) Confluence
4 51 (2.05%) WordPress
5 37 (1.49%) SAS
6 35 (1.41%) Apache Spark
7 21 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 20 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (0.44%) Documentum
10 11 (0.44%) IIS
11 10 (0.40%) Apache
11 10 (0.40%) MediaWiki
11 10 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.36%) Joomla!
13 8 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.24%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 136 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 58 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.81%) Figma
6 19 (0.77%) InVision
6 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.68%) Sketch
8 16 (0.64%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.52%) Adobe XD
10 12 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.16%) Simulink
12 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
14 2 (0.081%) InDesign
14 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.040%) Marvel
15 1 (0.040%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 57 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.25%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
8 17 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
9 16 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.52%) Magento
10 13 (0.52%) Sentinel
11 12 (0.48%) HFM
11 12 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.48%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.44%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
15 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
16 6 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
16 6 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 360 (14.50%) Azure
2 190 (7.66%) AWS
2 190 (7.66%) Power Platform
3 150 (6.04%) SaaS
4 103 (4.15%) Microsoft 365
5 98 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
6 63 (2.54%) PaaS
7 57 (2.30%) GCP
8 49 (1.97%) GitHub
9 44 (1.77%) PowerApps
10 42 (1.69%) IaaS
11 41 (1.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 38 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 36 (1.45%) Serverless
14 35 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (1.21%) OneDrive
16 27 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
16 27 (1.09%) Force.com
16 27 (1.09%) Google Analytics
17 25 (1.01%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.05%) Wireless
2 49 (1.97%) Broadband
3 48 (1.93%) DNS
4 46 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 44 (1.77%) Firewall
6 38 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (1.33%) MQTT
8 32 (1.29%) Ethernet
9 31 (1.25%) Bluetooth
9 31 (1.25%) VPN
10 26 (1.05%) Internet
11 15 (0.60%) Skype
12 14 (0.56%) HTTP
12 14 (0.56%) NAS
12 14 (0.56%) SAN
13 13 (0.52%) DHCP
13 13 (0.52%) LAN
13 13 (0.52%) WAN
14 10 (0.40%) MPLS
14 10 (0.40%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 153 (6.16%) Power BI
3 121 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (3.46%) Big Data
6 71 (2.86%) Tableau
7 68 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 65 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.33%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 26 (1.05%) Data Lake
12 26 (1.05%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 24 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 23 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.89%) Base SAS
15 22 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (0.89%) QlikView
15 22 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 22 (0.89%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 225 (9.07%) JIRA
2 59 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 35 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 21 (0.85%) Eclipse
8 17 (0.68%) webpack
9 16 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (0.64%) Selenium
10 13 (0.52%) Android Studio
10 13 (0.52%) Xcode
11 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.48%) Grunt
11 12 (0.48%) gulp
12 11 (0.44%) Maven
13 10 (0.40%) Axure RP
13 10 (0.40%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 859 (34.61%) Social Skills
2 635 (25.58%) Finance
3 357 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
4 167 (6.73%) Marketing
5 137 (5.52%) Retail
6 114 (4.59%) Presentation Skills
7 99 (3.99%) Banking
8 98 (3.95%) Manufacturing
9 91 (3.67%) Public Sector
10 87 (3.51%) Organisational Skills
11 79 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
12 73 (2.94%) Legal
13 69 (2.78%) Law
14 57 (2.30%) Telecoms
15 48 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
16 46 (1.85%) Electronics
17 34 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 33 (1.33%) Advertising
19 32 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 31 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 856 (34.49%) Analyst
2 685 (27.60%) Business Analyst
3 388 (15.63%) Developer
4 282 (11.36%) Consultant
5 155 (6.24%) Architect
6 106 (4.27%) Software Engineer
7 91 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
8 86 (3.46%) Senior Consultant
9 83 (3.34%) IT Analyst
10 76 (3.06%) Business IT Analyst
10 76 (3.06%) IT Business Analyst
11 73 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
12 71 (2.86%) Project Manager
13 70 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 66 (2.66%) Technical Business Analyst
15 64 (2.58%) Senior Developer
16 63 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
17 62 (2.50%) Designer
18 58 (2.34%) Data Analyst
19 57 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (9.59%) HTML
2 230 (9.27%) .NET
3 196 (7.90%) CSS
4 127 (5.12%) AngularJS
5 122 (4.92%) React
6 98 (3.95%) Web Services
7 71 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 70 (2.82%) HTML5
9 69 (2.78%) RESTful
10 59 (2.38%) REST
11 54 (2.18%) .NET Core
11 54 (2.18%) XML
12 52 (2.10%) JSON
13 47 (1.89%) jQuery
14 39 (1.57%) Node.js
15 38 (1.53%) Kafka
16 36 (1.45%) CSS3
17 33 (1.33%) React Native
18 32 (1.29%) Vue.js
19 31 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 300 (12.09%) User Experience
2 101 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 80 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 71 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (1.49%) Life Science
6 37 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 33 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
8 31 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 31 (1.25%) Device Driver
8 31 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
9 26 (1.05%) Legacy Applications
10 24 (0.97%) Derivative
10 24 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 22 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 22 (0.89%) Social Media
12 19 (0.77%) Robotics
13 18 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 112 (4.51%) Linux
2 67 (2.70%) Windows
3 50 (2.01%) Android
4 42 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.05%) Unix
6 23 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.81%) VMS
8 17 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.081%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.040%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.040%) OS/400
14 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.040%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,058 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (19.58%) Business Analysis
3 396 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
4 348 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 321 (12.93%) Scrum
6 311 (12.53%) Project Management
7 301 (12.13%) User Stories
8 277 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
9 262 (10.56%) Analytics
10 254 (10.23%) Workshop Facilitation
11 233 (9.39%) Waterfall
12 226 (9.11%) Software Engineering
13 211 (8.50%) Mentoring
14 202 (8.14%) ERP
15 199 (8.02%) Project Delivery
16 193 (7.78%) SDLC
17 181 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
18 179 (7.21%) Computer Science
19 177 (7.13%) Migration
20 160 (6.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 478 (19.26%) SQL
2 227 (9.15%) JavaScript
3 226 (9.11%) C#
4 161 (6.49%) Python
5 122 (4.92%) Java
6 89 (3.59%) C
7 78 (3.14%) C++
8 63 (2.54%) TypeScript
9 56 (2.26%) PHP
10 52 (2.10%) PowerShell
11 37 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.41%) Apex Code
13 32 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.21%) VBA
15 27 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 20 (0.81%) Scala
17 19 (0.77%) VB
18 18 (0.73%) ES6
19 17 (0.68%) R
20 16 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 308 (12.41%) Degree
2 81 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 68 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 36 (1.45%) ISEB
6 25 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.81%) MBA
8 19 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 18 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.73%) Tableau Certification
10 17 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
11 14 (0.56%) ACCA
11 14 (0.56%) CIMA
12 11 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.40%) CCNP
13 10 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.36%) PhD
14 9 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.49%) QA
2 51 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 38 (1.53%) PMO
4 29 (1.17%) Accessibility
5 28 (1.13%) GDPR
6 19 (0.77%) SLA
7 16 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.48%) NIST
10 10 (0.40%) EMIR
10 10 (0.40%) MiFID
11 9 (0.36%) GxP
12 8 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.32%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.28%) CDISC
14 6 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
15 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.081%) IFRS
16 2 (0.081%) PSD2
16 2 (0.081%) SEPA
System Software
1 83 (3.34%) Docker
2 81 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.29%) Firmware
5 17 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.48%) XenApp
6 12 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.20%) HDFS
10 5 (0.20%) RACF
10 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.16%) vSphere
12 3 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.25%) Terraform
3 24 (0.97%) Ansible
3 24 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (0.81%) Grafana
6 19 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 15 (0.60%) SCCM
8 9 (0.36%) HAProxy
8 9 (0.36%) vRealize
9 8 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.32%) Puppet
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.20%) zSecure
12 4 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.081%) Control-M
13 2 (0.081%) Kibana
14 1 (0.040%) CA Endevor
14 1 (0.040%) Nessus
Vendors
1 407 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 179 (7.21%) Salesforce.com
3 157 (6.33%) Oracle
4 124 (5.00%) SAP
5 108 (4.35%) Google
6 56 (2.26%) Adobe
7 46 (1.85%) VMware
8 41 (1.65%) IBM
9 40 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 31 (1.25%) Citrix
11 29 (1.17%) Sage
12 27 (1.09%) Infor
13 25 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.93%) Conga
14 23 (0.93%) JD Edwards
15 21 (0.85%) Hyperion
16 20 (0.81%) Cisco
16 20 (0.81%) Databricks
17 18 (0.73%) hybris
18 15 (0.60%) Dell