Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 115 103
Rank change year-on-year -22 -12 -21
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 1,136 4,023 5,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.89% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 3.13% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,036 3,524 4,270
Median annual salary £56,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,875 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 44,592 128,500 150,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.21% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,382 100,933 120,238
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 -23 1,059 £56,000 +6.67% 231
UK excluding London -28 591 £50,000 +11.11% 154
London -37 487 £65,000 +8.33% 88
North of England +29 178 £50,000 +11.11% 47
South East +3 177 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Work from Home -23 146 £60,000 - 33
Midlands -14 110 £50,000 +17.65% 42
North West -33 85 £48,000 +12.94% 20
Yorkshire +97 82 £47,500 -3.55% 23
South West +5 74 £46,500 +3.33% 10
West Midlands -14 72 £50,000 +17.65% 23
East Midlands +12 37 £50,000 +17.65% 19
East of England -1 24 £52,751 +0.48% 6
Scotland -2 18 £47,500 +18.75% 14
North East +18 11 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Wales +29 9 £45,000 +8.43%
Northern Ireland +6 3 - -

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 468 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (23.06%) SQL
3 233 (20.51%) Azure
4 228 (20.07%) Finance
5 209 (18.40%) Microsoft
6 196 (17.25%) Business Analysis
7 178 (15.67%) User Stories
8 158 (13.91%) Degree
9 149 (13.12%) JavaScript
9 149 (13.12%) Workshop Facilitation
10 148 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
11 146 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
11 146 (12.85%) Scrum
12 145 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
13 143 (12.59%) Analytics
14 125 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 121 (10.65%) AWS
15 121 (10.65%) SDLC
16 118 (10.39%) .NET
17 117 (10.30%) HTML
18 115 (10.12%) C#
18 115 (10.12%) Oracle
19 113 (9.95%) Power Platform
20 110 (9.68%) Project Management
21 108 (9.51%) Power BI
22 104 (9.15%) SQL Server
23 97 (8.54%) Requirements Workshops
24 95 (8.36%) Java
25 93 (8.19%) Mentoring
26 92 (8.10%) Software Engineering

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 54 (4.75%) SAS
2 31 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.64%) Confluence
4 16 (1.41%) CMS
5 13 (1.14%) IIS
6 8 (0.70%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.18%) WordPress
12 1 (0.088%) Appian
12 1 (0.088%) GemFire
12 1 (0.088%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.088%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.44%) Figma
7 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.35%) InVision
7 4 (0.35%) Sketch
8 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.088%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 43 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.41%) NetSuite
3 16 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.70%) Magento
6 7 (0.62%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.53%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.53%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.53%) SAP PM
8 5 (0.44%) Endur
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.44%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 5 (0.44%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.35%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 233 (20.51%) Azure
2 121 (10.65%) AWS
3 113 (9.95%) Power Platform
4 70 (6.16%) Office 365
5 57 (5.02%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (4.23%) SaaS
7 27 (2.38%) PowerApps
8 21 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.85%) GCP
9 19 (1.67%) Serverless
10 12 (1.06%) Logic Apps
11 10 (0.88%) Mavenlink
12 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.79%) Power Automate
12 9 (0.79%) Slack
12 9 (0.79%) Trello
13 8 (0.70%) GitHub
13 8 (0.70%) IaaS
14 7 (0.62%) G Suite
14 7 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.50%) Skype
2 12 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (0.79%) Internet
4 9 (0.79%) Intranet
5 8 (0.70%) Broadband
5 8 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.62%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.53%) MQTT
7 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.44%) WAN
8 5 (0.44%) WebEx
8 5 (0.44%) Wireless
9 4 (0.35%) Firewall
9 4 (0.35%) SSL
10 3 (0.26%) DNS
10 3 (0.26%) HTTP
11 2 (0.18%) DHCP
11 2 (0.18%) VPN
12 1 (0.088%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.51%) Power BI
2 104 (9.15%) SQL Server
3 73 (6.43%) Big Data
4 67 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (5.37%) Hadoop
6 50 (4.40%) Oracle Database
7 49 (4.31%) Pentaho
8 48 (4.23%) Apache Hive
9 46 (4.05%) Relational Database
10 40 (3.52%) Impala
10 40 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
12 36 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (3.08%) RDBMS
13 35 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (2.38%) MySQL
15 20 (1.76%) Data Lake
16 18 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (1.32%) Snowflake Schema
18 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 90 (7.92%) JIRA
2 46 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.73%) Bitbucket
4 23 (2.02%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.76%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.67%) Android Studio
6 19 (1.67%) Xcode
7 18 (1.58%) Selenium
8 13 (1.14%) Maven
9 12 (1.06%) SoapUI
10 11 (0.97%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.88%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.79%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.79%) PHPUnit
12 9 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.53%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.53%) Subversion
14 4 (0.35%) Gradle
14 4 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 228 (20.07%) Finance
2 74 (6.51%) Retail
3 65 (5.72%) Marketing
4 43 (3.79%) Law
5 41 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.82%) Banking
7 24 (2.11%) Public Sector
8 17 (1.50%) Legal
9 15 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.97%) Automotive
10 11 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.88%) Local Government
11 10 (0.88%) Publishing
12 9 (0.79%) Games
13 8 (0.70%) Advertising
13 8 (0.70%) Back Office
14 6 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.53%) Police
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 346 (30.46%) Analyst
2 263 (23.15%) Business Analyst
3 199 (17.52%) Developer
4 176 (15.49%) Consultant
5 78 (6.87%) Architect
6 52 (4.58%) Data Engineer
7 48 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 48 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
8 43 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 41 (3.61%) Product Owner
10 40 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (2.99%) Functional Consultant
12 32 (2.82%) IT Analyst
13 30 (2.64%) Software Engineer
14 28 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (2.46%) Technical Analyst
15 27 (2.38%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 26 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 26 (2.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
17 25 (2.20%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (10.39%) .NET
2 117 (10.30%) HTML
3 70 (6.16%) XML
4 68 (5.99%) AngularJS
4 68 (5.99%) CSS
5 44 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 41 (3.61%) React
7 39 (3.43%) .NET Core
8 38 (3.35%) jQuery
9 32 (2.82%) JSON
10 29 (2.55%) Web Services
11 26 (2.29%) .NET Framework
11 26 (2.29%) Redux
11 26 (2.29%) SOAP
12 25 (2.20%) REST
13 22 (1.94%) Ajax
14 20 (1.76%) RESTful
15 19 (1.67%) React Native
16 18 (1.58%) Spring
17 17 (1.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 148 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.31%) User Experience
3 42 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.23%) Reinsurance
7 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.79%) Social Media
10 8 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.70%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.62%) PMI
12 6 (0.53%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.53%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.53%) Life Science
13 5 (0.44%) Equities
13 5 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (4.14%) Unix
2 36 (3.17%) Windows
3 29 (2.55%) Android
3 29 (2.55%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.94%) Linux
5 21 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.18%) CentOS
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.088%) Solaris
9 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (41.20%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (17.25%) Business Analysis
3 178 (15.67%) User Stories
4 149 (13.12%) Workshop Facilitation
5 146 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
5 146 (12.85%) Scrum
6 145 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (12.59%) Analytics
8 125 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 121 (10.65%) SDLC
10 110 (9.68%) Project Management
11 97 (8.54%) Requirements Workshops
12 93 (8.19%) Mentoring
13 92 (8.10%) Software Engineering
14 91 (8.01%) ETL
15 89 (7.83%) Project Delivery
16 82 (7.22%) Data Analytics
16 82 (7.22%) Use Case
17 81 (7.13%) Process Improvement
18 77 (6.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 262 (23.06%) SQL
2 149 (13.12%) JavaScript
3 115 (10.12%) C#
4 95 (8.36%) Java
5 87 (7.66%) Python
6 56 (4.93%) PL/SQL
7 41 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 38 (3.35%) HiveQL
9 26 (2.29%) C
10 22 (1.94%) C++
10 22 (1.94%) PHP
10 22 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.79%) ABAP
12 9 (0.79%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.70%) R
14 6 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.44%) Embedded C
15 5 (0.44%) VBA
16 4 (0.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 158 (13.91%) Degree
2 39 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.97%) ISEB
9 10 (0.88%) PMP
10 8 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.44%) CCNA
13 5 (0.44%) MCSA
13 5 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.35%) CBAP
14 4 (0.35%) HPE ATP
14 4 (0.35%) IIBA
15 3 (0.26%) CISA
15 3 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.75%) QA
2 32 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.85%) GDPR
4 16 (1.41%) PMO
5 14 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.88%) MiFID
7 9 (0.79%) SLA
8 6 (0.53%) EMIR
9 5 (0.44%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.088%) COBIT
13 1 (0.088%) IFRS
13 1 (0.088%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (3.96%) HDFS
2 23 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.50%) Docker
4 12 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.44%) Firmware
5 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.26%) XenApp
6 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.088%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (1.23%) Terraform
4 13 (1.14%) Ansible
5 7 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.53%) SCCM
7 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.26%) Foglight
7 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.18%) Nessus
9 1 (0.088%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.088%) Oozie
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.088%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.088%) WMI
9 1 (0.088%) WSUS
Vendors
1 209 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 115 (10.12%) Oracle
3 76 (6.69%) SAP
4 54 (4.75%) Talend
5 48 (4.23%) Cloudera
6 46 (4.05%) ServiceNow
7 37 (3.26%) Informatica
8 34 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (2.82%) Tableau
10 24 (2.11%) Google
11 16 (1.41%) JDA
12 15 (1.32%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.23%) Remedy
14 12 (1.06%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.06%) VMware
15 9 (0.79%) Cisco
16 8 (0.70%) RedPrairie
17 7 (0.62%) Adobe
17 7 (0.62%) Cognos
17 7 (0.62%) JD Edwards