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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 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 193 158 140
Rank change year-on-year -35 -18 -18
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 3,306 2,015 2,365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.24% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.40% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,037 1,486 1,881
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,875 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 152,575 84,037 88,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.94% 93.44% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 81,607 62,897 71,397
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,350 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -41 2,746 £55,140 +0.25% 366
UK excluding London -35 1,447 £50,000 - 234
Work from Home -30 1,445 £57,500 +9.52% 158
London -46 1,372 £65,000 - 156
North of England -15 411 £47,500 - 60
South East -51 339 £54,250 +2.84% 44
Midlands -5 291 £52,500 +13.51% 39
North West -23 220 £50,000 +11.11% 32
West Midlands -22 193 £51,000 +13.33% 27
South West +24 161 £47,500 - 34
Yorkshire -18 161 £45,000 -18.18% 22
East of England -50 127 £55,000 +22.22% 29
East Midlands -5 71 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Scotland -43 69 £55,750 +11.50% 14
Wales -8 56 £40,000 -11.11% 10
North East +10 32 £40,000 -30.43% 6
Northern Ireland -18 9 £45,000 +32.35% 4

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 1,408 (42.59%) Agile
2 1,099 (33.24%) Social Skills
3 773 (23.38%) Finance
4 708 (21.42%) Problem-Solving
5 700 (21.17%) Business Analysis
6 624 (18.87%) SQL
7 588 (17.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 588 (17.79%) Degree
8 553 (16.73%) Microsoft
9 542 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
10 499 (15.09%) User Stories
11 482 (14.58%) Azure
12 467 (14.13%) Python
13 462 (13.97%) Project Management
14 441 (13.34%) Analytics
15 426 (12.89%) DevOps
16 409 (12.37%) Scrum
17 385 (11.65%) Workshop Facilitation
18 377 (11.40%) Java
19 354 (10.71%) Computer Science
20 352 (10.65%) JavaScript
21 350 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
22 337 (10.19%) JIRA
23 332 (10.04%) AWS
24 325 (9.83%) SQL Server
25 314 (9.50%) C#
26 310 (9.38%) Project Delivery
27 297 (8.98%) Migration
28 296 (8.95%) User Experience
29 288 (8.71%) Power Platform

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
1 129 (3.90%) Confluence
2 118 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 81 (2.45%) CMS
4 61 (1.85%) Apache Spark
5 41 (1.24%) Apache
6 39 (1.18%) SAS
7 27 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.76%) WordPress
9 22 (0.67%) OpenEdge
10 19 (0.57%) IIS
11 11 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.30%) Drupal
12 10 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.21%) ThingWorx
14 6 (0.18%) Luigi
15 5 (0.15%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.15%) Appian
15 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.091%) Tomcat
Applications
1 213 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 84 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.85%) Sketch
6 20 (0.60%) InVision
7 14 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.30%) Revit
9 10 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
10 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.21%) Adobe XD
11 7 (0.21%) SPSS
12 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.091%) LaTeX
13 3 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.060%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.060%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 40 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 18 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.45%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.39%) SAP SD
7 12 (0.36%) Magento
8 11 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.24%) Avolution ABACUS
10 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.24%) Shopify
10 8 (0.24%) Workday HCM
11 7 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.21%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.21%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.15%) Maximo
12 5 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 482 (14.58%) Azure
2 332 (10.04%) AWS
3 288 (8.71%) Power Platform
4 183 (5.54%) SaaS
5 122 (3.69%) Microsoft 365
6 111 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
7 87 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
8 74 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 70 (2.12%) GCP
10 60 (1.81%) GitHub
11 55 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
12 53 (1.60%) Serverless
13 51 (1.54%) IaaS
14 46 (1.39%) PaaS
15 39 (1.18%) Power Automate
16 37 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (1.12%) PowerApps
17 33 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 33 (1.00%) Trello
18 31 (0.94%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.72%) Firewall
2 53 (1.60%) Network Security
3 38 (1.15%) Internet
4 30 (0.91%) BGP
4 30 (0.91%) Cisco ISE
5 27 (0.82%) Broadband
5 27 (0.82%) Wireless
6 26 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (0.79%) IOS XR
7 24 (0.73%) MPLS
8 22 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (0.67%) LAN
9 16 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (0.42%) Intranet
11 12 (0.36%) Skype
12 10 (0.30%) WAN
13 8 (0.24%) SAN
14 7 (0.21%) DNS
15 6 (0.18%) Bluetooth
15 6 (0.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 200 (6.05%) Power BI
3 189 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
4 135 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 132 (3.99%) Big Data
6 114 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 111 (3.36%) Relational Database
8 100 (3.02%) Tableau
9 87 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
10 73 (2.21%) MySQL
11 53 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 41 (1.24%) QlikView
13 40 (1.21%) Data Lake
14 37 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 37 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
16 27 (0.82%) Oracle Database
17 26 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
18 24 (0.73%) Apache Hive
18 24 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 337 (10.19%) JIRA
2 223 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 87 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 30 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 29 (0.88%) Selenium
6 23 (0.70%) Cucumber
6 23 (0.70%) JUnit
7 21 (0.64%) GitLab
8 20 (0.60%) Postman
8 20 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.51%) LoadRunner
10 17 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.39%) CircleCI
11 13 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.39%) Xcode
12 12 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (0.33%) ERwin
13 11 (0.33%) HP UFT
14 10 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,099 (33.24%) Social Skills
2 773 (23.38%) Finance
3 542 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
4 270 (8.17%) Retail
5 240 (7.26%) Marketing
6 234 (7.08%) Presentation Skills
7 232 (7.02%) Public Sector
8 149 (4.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 144 (4.36%) Influencing Skills
10 140 (4.23%) Legal
11 109 (3.30%) Banking
11 109 (3.30%) Manufacturing
12 103 (3.12%) Organisational Skills
13 67 (2.03%) Law
14 62 (1.88%) Advertising
14 62 (1.88%) Games
15 47 (1.42%) Local Government
16 45 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
17 41 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 39 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1,090 (32.97%) Analyst
2 859 (25.98%) Business Analyst
3 559 (16.91%) Developer
4 322 (9.74%) Consultant
5 229 (6.93%) Architect
6 174 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 161 (4.87%) Senior Business Analyst
8 156 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
9 98 (2.96%) Senior Developer
10 95 (2.87%) Data Engineer
10 95 (2.87%) Project Manager
11 94 (2.84%) Product Manager
12 86 (2.60%) Software Engineer
13 78 (2.36%) Digital Analyst
14 76 (2.30%) Product Owner
15 74 (2.24%) Data Analyst
16 72 (2.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 69 (2.09%) IT Analyst
17 69 (2.09%) Technical Consultant
18 65 (1.97%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (8.26%) HTML
2 205 (6.20%) .NET
3 186 (5.63%) AngularJS
4 185 (5.60%) CSS
5 183 (5.54%) React
6 135 (4.08%) REST
7 114 (3.45%) XML
8 105 (3.18%) Web Services
9 104 (3.15%) Spring
10 96 (2.90%) RESTful
11 92 (2.78%) JSON
12 82 (2.48%) HTML5
13 81 (2.45%) Node.js
14 80 (2.42%) ASP.NET
15 58 (1.75%) Swagger
16 45 (1.36%) Spring Boot
17 43 (1.30%) Kafka
18 42 (1.27%) CSS3
19 39 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
20 33 (1.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 296 (8.95%) User Experience
2 186 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 128 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 126 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 123 (3.72%) Algorithms
6 105 (3.18%) IoT
7 89 (2.69%) Virtual Team
8 83 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
9 75 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (2.12%) Data Centre
11 63 (1.91%) Smart Meter
12 59 (1.78%) Data Structures
13 56 (1.69%) Blog
14 51 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
15 50 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 39 (1.18%) NHS
17 26 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 25 (0.76%) Driving Licence
18 25 (0.76%) Social Media
19 24 (0.73%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 172 (5.20%) Linux
2 144 (4.36%) Windows
3 67 (2.03%) Apple iOS
3 67 (2.03%) Unix
4 57 (1.72%) Android
5 31 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.12%) CentOS
9 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.091%) Debian
11 2 (0.060%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.060%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.060%) VMS
11 2 (0.060%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,408 (42.59%) Agile
2 708 (21.42%) Problem-Solving
3 700 (21.17%) Business Analysis
4 588 (17.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 499 (15.09%) User Stories
6 462 (13.97%) Project Management
7 441 (13.34%) Analytics
8 426 (12.89%) DevOps
9 409 (12.37%) Scrum
10 385 (11.65%) Workshop Facilitation
11 354 (10.71%) Computer Science
12 350 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
13 310 (9.38%) Project Delivery
14 297 (8.98%) Migration
15 285 (8.62%) SDLC
16 275 (8.32%) Software Engineering
17 271 (8.20%) Data Modelling
18 265 (8.02%) Mentoring
19 247 (7.47%) Acceptance Criteria
20 245 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 624 (18.87%) SQL
2 467 (14.13%) Python
3 377 (11.40%) Java
4 352 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 314 (9.50%) C#
6 131 (3.96%) C++
7 130 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 93 (2.81%) C
9 70 (2.12%) TypeScript
10 65 (1.97%) VBA
11 63 (1.91%) PowerShell
12 62 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.57%) PHP
14 51 (1.54%) Bash
15 46 (1.39%) Apple Swift
15 46 (1.39%) MATLAB
16 45 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 42 (1.27%) Kotlin
17 42 (1.27%) Perl
18 40 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 588 (17.79%) Degree
2 174 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 155 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 136 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 67 (2.03%) PhD
6 62 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (1.18%) ISEB
7 39 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 28 (0.85%) CCIE
9 27 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.67%) CCNP
11 17 (0.51%) DBS Check
12 16 (0.48%) CCNA
13 15 (0.45%) AWS Certification
14 13 (0.39%) CISSP
14 13 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.33%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (0.30%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.84%) QA
2 85 (2.57%) Data Quality
3 70 (2.12%) GDPR
4 59 (1.78%) PMO
5 46 (1.39%) SLA
6 39 (1.18%) Accessibility
7 34 (1.03%) GRC
8 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.36%) COBIT
10 11 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
11 9 (0.27%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.18%) IEC 62304
12 6 (0.18%) ISO 13485
12 6 (0.18%) SOC 2
13 4 (0.12%) GLP
13 4 (0.12%) GMP
13 4 (0.12%) GxP
13 4 (0.12%) HL7
13 4 (0.12%) MiFID
13 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 224 (6.78%) Docker
2 71 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 58 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.79%) LXC
5 24 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.33%) HDFS
7 10 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.18%) zsh
11 5 (0.15%) vSphere
12 4 (0.12%) Firmware
13 3 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.030%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.030%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.030%) OpenDJ
14 1 (0.030%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 170 (5.14%) Kubernetes
2 126 (3.81%) Ansible
3 57 (1.72%) Terraform
4 26 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
5 24 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (0.57%) SCCM
7 18 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 18 (0.54%) Puppet
8 11 (0.33%) Grafana
8 11 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.33%) yum
9 9 (0.27%) Istio
10 6 (0.18%) Argo
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.060%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.060%) Opsgenie
13 2 (0.060%) Packer
13 2 (0.060%) SCOM
13 2 (0.060%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 553 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 231 (6.99%) Oracle
3 211 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
4 147 (4.45%) SAP
5 87 (2.63%) Cisco
6 82 (2.48%) Google
7 63 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 58 (1.75%) VMware
9 49 (1.48%) Atlassian
10 48 (1.45%) Twitter
11 44 (1.33%) Pardot
12 35 (1.06%) Workday
13 33 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 32 (0.97%) Splunk
15 31 (0.94%) Adobe
16 28 (0.85%) AppDynamics
16 28 (0.85%) Apple
16 28 (0.85%) Databricks
16 28 (0.85%) Dataiku
16 28 (0.85%) Reuters