Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 141 119
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 2,954 1,130 3,944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.36% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.53% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,113 880 3,203
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £71,250 £69,063 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 118,045 44,620 127,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.22% 93.12% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,249 37,207 101,337
10th Percentile £32,750 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,654
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 October 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 18 October 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 -18 2,617 £57,500 +4.55% 453
UK excluding London -8 1,391 £50,000 +5.26% 292
London -11 1,267 £65,000 +4.00% 177
Work from Home -3 830 £60,000 - 85
North of England -8 411 £50,000 - 81
South East -33 364 £52,500 - 51
Midlands -31 262 £45,000 -5.26% 68
North West +4 231 £47,500 +2.70% 42
West Midlands -29 187 £46,000 -8.00% 53
Yorkshire -34 167 £55,000 +10.00% 25
East of England -7 126 £65,000 +23.22% 38
South West -46 125 £44,750 -0.56% 31
East Midlands -56 65 £42,000 -1.18% 14
Scotland -50 53 £47,500 +0.53% 10
Wales -22 36 £45,000 - 5
Northern Ireland -26 16 £40,000 - 8
North East -34 13 £42,500 -29.17% 14

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,135 (38.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,030 (34.87%) Social Skills
3 835 (28.27%) Finance
4 596 (20.18%) SQL
5 571 (19.33%) Business Analysis
6 558 (18.89%) Microsoft
7 480 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 475 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
9 471 (15.94%) Azure
10 469 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
11 417 (14.12%) Project Management
12 416 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
13 386 (13.07%) Degree
14 365 (12.36%) User Stories
15 351 (11.88%) Analytics
16 348 (11.78%) Scrum
17 347 (11.75%) Workshop Facilitation
18 303 (10.26%) Marketing
19 286 (9.68%) JIRA
20 282 (9.55%) SQL Server
21 276 (9.34%) HTML
21 276 (9.34%) User Experience
22 275 (9.31%) SDLC
23 270 (9.14%) Software Engineering
24 268 (9.07%) C#
25 266 (9.00%) Project Delivery
26 262 (8.87%) Power Platform
27 260 (8.80%) Mentoring
28 256 (8.67%) Presales
28 256 (8.67%) Salesforce.com

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
1 101 (3.42%) Confluence
2 93 (3.15%) CMS
3 86 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.69%) WordPress
5 49 (1.66%) SAS
6 40 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 20 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 15 (0.51%) IIS
9 15 (0.51%) Joomla!
10 14 (0.47%) Documentum
10 14 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.34%) Apache
12 10 (0.34%) OpenEdge
13 9 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.27%) MediaWiki
15 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.20%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.20%) Luigi
Applications
1 228 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 157 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 64 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.58%) Adobe XD
7 8 (0.27%) Figma
7 8 (0.27%) Sketch
7 8 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.24%) InVision
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.14%) Siemens NX
10 4 (0.14%) Simulink
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.034%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 64 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (1.22%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 23 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
7 22 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
8 21 (0.71%) SAP SD
9 18 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.58%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.54%) SAP MM
12 15 (0.51%) Magento
13 12 (0.41%) Sentinel
14 11 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
15 10 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
15 10 (0.34%) SAP APO
16 9 (0.30%) Shopify
16 9 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
17 8 (0.27%) SAP Business One
17 8 (0.27%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 471 (15.94%) Azure
2 262 (8.87%) Power Platform
3 202 (6.84%) AWS
4 187 (6.33%) Microsoft 365
5 169 (5.72%) SaaS
6 139 (4.71%) Dynamics 365
7 104 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 80 (2.71%) GCP
9 60 (2.03%) PowerApps
10 55 (1.86%) PaaS
11 52 (1.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 52 (1.76%) Serverless
12 47 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 47 (1.59%) Veeva
13 45 (1.52%) Power Automate
14 43 (1.46%) GitHub
15 40 (1.35%) IaaS
16 28 (0.95%) Snowflake
17 25 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (0.85%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.34%) VPN
2 67 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 66 (2.23%) Broadband
4 56 (1.90%) Wireless
5 54 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
6 52 (1.76%) MQTT
7 48 (1.62%) Bluetooth
7 48 (1.62%) Ethernet
8 47 (1.59%) Unified Communications
9 44 (1.49%) Firewall
10 37 (1.25%) DNS
11 33 (1.12%) Internet
12 14 (0.47%) Intranet
12 14 (0.47%) WAN
13 11 (0.37%) SD-WAN
14 9 (0.30%) BGP
15 8 (0.27%) HTTP
15 8 (0.27%) LAN
15 8 (0.27%) Network Security
16 5 (0.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 220 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
3 210 (7.11%) Power BI
4 157 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 146 (4.94%) Tableau
6 104 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 82 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 68 (2.30%) Big Data
9 66 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 51 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (1.62%) Data Lake
11 48 (1.62%) Hadoop
12 34 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
12 34 (1.15%) Looker
12 34 (1.15%) MySQL
13 33 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.08%) Tableau Desktop
15 31 (1.05%) Tableau Server
16 29 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
16 29 (0.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 286 (9.68%) JIRA
2 78 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 62 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 47 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 37 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 20 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
9 17 (0.58%) Maven
10 16 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.54%) Selenium
10 16 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
12 14 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
12 14 (0.47%) webpack
13 11 (0.37%) GitLab
13 11 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.34%) MorphX
14 10 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,030 (34.87%) Social Skills
2 835 (28.27%) Finance
3 475 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (10.26%) Marketing
5 177 (5.99%) Retail
6 147 (4.98%) Manufacturing
7 135 (4.57%) Law
7 135 (4.57%) Presentation Skills
8 128 (4.33%) Influencing Skills
9 125 (4.23%) Banking
10 121 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
11 108 (3.66%) Public Sector
12 76 (2.57%) Legal
13 61 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 57 (1.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 43 (1.46%) Advertising
16 40 (1.35%) Investment Banking
17 37 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
18 36 (1.22%) Telecoms
19 32 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 982 (33.24%) Analyst
2 718 (24.31%) Business Analyst
3 476 (16.11%) Developer
4 465 (15.74%) Consultant
5 154 (5.21%) Architect
6 136 (4.60%) Technical Consultant
7 125 (4.23%) Cloud Consultant
8 116 (3.93%) Software Engineer
9 114 (3.86%) Project Manager
10 113 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
11 104 (3.52%) Data Analyst
12 100 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
13 94 (3.18%) IT Analyst
14 86 (2.91%) Business IT Analyst
14 86 (2.91%) IT Business Analyst
15 82 (2.78%) C# Developer
16 79 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
16 79 (2.67%) Software Developer
17 75 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
18 74 (2.51%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (9.34%) HTML
2 249 (8.43%) .NET
3 217 (7.35%) CSS
4 130 (4.40%) React
5 125 (4.23%) AngularJS
6 118 (3.99%) Web Services
7 93 (3.15%) HTML5
8 83 (2.81%) XML
9 71 (2.40%) Node.js
10 70 (2.37%) REST
11 68 (2.30%) ASP.NET
12 65 (2.20%) RESTful
13 57 (1.93%) JSON
14 53 (1.79%) .NET Core
15 50 (1.69%) jQuery
16 39 (1.32%) SOAP
17 37 (1.25%) .NET Framework
17 37 (1.25%) Kafka
18 35 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 35 (1.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 276 (9.34%) User Experience
2 136 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
3 133 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.22%) Public Cloud
5 94 (3.18%) Data Centre
6 83 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 71 (2.40%) Life Science
8 64 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
9 58 (1.96%) Data Structures
10 50 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
11 49 (1.66%) Device Driver
12 47 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 45 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 42 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
15 42 (1.42%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.91%) Social Media
17 22 (0.74%) Algorithms
18 19 (0.64%) Credit Risk
18 19 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 114 (3.86%) Linux
2 91 (3.08%) Windows
3 61 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 53 (1.79%) Unix
5 47 (1.59%) Windows 10
6 36 (1.22%) Android
7 31 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 23 (0.78%) VMS
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.10%) CentOS
10 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.068%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.034%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.034%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,135 (38.42%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (19.33%) Business Analysis
3 480 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 469 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
5 417 (14.12%) Project Management
6 416 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
7 365 (12.36%) User Stories
8 351 (11.88%) Analytics
9 348 (11.78%) Scrum
10 347 (11.75%) Workshop Facilitation
11 275 (9.31%) SDLC
12 270 (9.14%) Software Engineering
13 266 (9.00%) Project Delivery
14 260 (8.80%) Mentoring
15 256 (8.67%) Presales
16 254 (8.60%) Computer Science
17 242 (8.19%) Migration
18 227 (7.68%) ERP
18 227 (7.68%) Waterfall
19 221 (7.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 596 (20.18%) SQL
2 268 (9.07%) C#
3 238 (8.06%) Python
4 228 (7.72%) JavaScript
5 134 (4.54%) Java
6 115 (3.89%) C
7 93 (3.15%) C++
8 58 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 54 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 52 (1.76%) PHP
10 52 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 48 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 43 (1.46%) VBA
13 41 (1.39%) R
14 31 (1.05%) Apex Code
15 26 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 26 (0.88%) Scala
16 17 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.54%) X++
18 15 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 386 (13.07%) Degree
2 128 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 110 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 55 (1.86%) ISEB
6 40 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 23 (0.78%) Tableau Certification
8 22 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
9 21 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.68%) MBA
11 15 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.41%) CBAP
12 12 (0.41%) IIBA
12 12 (0.41%) SAS Certification
13 11 (0.37%) PhD
14 10 (0.34%) ACCA
14 10 (0.34%) CIMA
15 9 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (5.45%) QA
2 88 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 54 (1.83%) PMO
4 33 (1.12%) GDPR
5 30 (1.02%) Accessibility
6 27 (0.91%) CDISC
7 21 (0.71%) Good Clinical Practice
8 16 (0.54%) GxP
9 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.37%) SLA
10 9 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.27%) NIST
12 7 (0.24%) MiFID
13 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.20%) GLP
13 6 (0.20%) GMP
13 6 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.14%) EMIR
14 4 (0.14%) IFRS
15 3 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 146 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 94 (3.18%) Docker
3 54 (1.83%) Firmware
4 14 (0.47%) HDFS
5 13 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.27%) vSphere
7 7 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.10%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.068%) RACF
10 2 (0.068%) XenApp
10 2 (0.068%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 95 (3.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 77 (2.61%) Kubernetes
3 57 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
4 51 (1.73%) SCCM
5 44 (1.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 43 (1.46%) Terraform
7 23 (0.78%) Grafana
8 22 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 18 (0.61%) Ansible
10 13 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.44%) Puppet
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.17%) Control-M
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.10%) HP ALM
14 3 (0.10%) Istio
15 2 (0.068%) Opsview
15 2 (0.068%) zSecure
16 1 (0.034%) Packer
16 1 (0.034%) vMotion
Vendors
1 558 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 256 (8.67%) Salesforce.com
3 169 (5.72%) SAP
4 167 (5.65%) Oracle
5 119 (4.03%) Google
6 97 (3.28%) Adobe
7 55 (1.86%) Apple
8 53 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 38 (1.29%) Informatica
10 29 (0.98%) Databricks
11 28 (0.95%) JD Edwards
12 26 (0.88%) Alteryx
13 25 (0.85%) Talend
14 24 (0.81%) Conga
14 24 (0.81%) IBM
15 23 (0.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 22 (0.74%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.74%) Pardot
17 21 (0.71%) Infor
17 21 (0.71%) Sage