Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 124 122
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -39
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 1,471 3,285 4,246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.61% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.83% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,327 2,809 3,526
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -5 1,360 £55,000 +4.76% 247
UK excluding London -19 745 £50,000 +5.26% 163
London -8 627 £61,750 +2.92% 92
South East -17 219 £52,500 +5.00% 26
Work from Home -47 215 £55,000 -4.35% 46
North of England +39 199 £47,500 +5.56% 52
Midlands +3 162 £50,000 +11.11% 38
West Midlands -1 109 £50,000 +11.11% 24
North West +42 92 £50,000 +5.26% 25
South West +26 90 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Yorkshire -1 84 £44,500 -1.11% 19
East Midlands +24 57 £50,000 +17.65% 14
East of England -9 43 £42,500 -15.00% 16
North East +38 23 £60,000 +41.18% 8
Scotland -53 21 £45,000 - 11
Wales +25 19 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Northern Ireland -1 3 £34,000 -38.18% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 503 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (22.98%) SQL
3 325 (22.09%) Finance
4 292 (19.85%) Azure
5 230 (15.64%) Business Analysis
6 220 (14.96%) Microsoft
7 197 (13.39%) AWS
8 181 (12.30%) JavaScript
8 181 (12.30%) Scrum
9 180 (12.24%) Analytics
10 175 (11.90%) User Stories
11 168 (11.42%) C#
11 168 (11.42%) Degree
12 157 (10.67%) Software Engineering
13 154 (10.47%) Oracle
13 154 (10.47%) SQL Server
13 154 (10.47%) Project Management
14 153 (10.40%) SDLC
14 153 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
15 152 (10.33%) HTML
16 151 (10.27%) Workshop Facilitation
17 148 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
18 146 (9.93%) User Experience
18 146 (9.93%) .NET
19 144 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
19 144 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
20 140 (9.52%) Java
21 119 (8.09%) Python
22 117 (7.95%) Power Platform
23 116 (7.89%) Mentoring

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 75 (5.10%) SAS
2 53 (3.60%) CMS
3 52 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.45%) Confluence
5 34 (2.31%) IIS
6 23 (1.56%) WordPress
7 20 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 14 (0.95%) EPiServer
8 14 (0.95%) Kentico
8 14 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.54%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.41%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.27%) Apache
12 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.20%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 56 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.68%) Adobe XD
5 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.41%) InVision
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.34%) Sketch
9 3 (0.20%) Figma
10 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.95%) nopCommerce
4 12 (0.82%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
4 12 (0.82%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.68%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.48%) Magento
8 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
9 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.41%) SAP APO
9 6 (0.41%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 292 (19.85%) Azure
2 197 (13.39%) AWS
3 117 (7.95%) Power Platform
4 96 (6.53%) SaaS
5 73 (4.96%) Office 365
6 43 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.11%) GCP
9 27 (1.84%) PowerApps
9 27 (1.84%) Serverless
10 20 (1.36%) OneDrive
11 19 (1.29%) Power Automate
11 19 (1.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 17 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 14 (0.95%) GitHub
14 14 (0.95%) IaaS
15 13 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (1.29%) VPN
3 17 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.16%) WAN
4 16 (1.09%) Firewall
4 16 (1.09%) Wireless
5 15 (1.02%) DNS
6 14 (0.95%) LAN
6 14 (0.95%) SAN
7 12 (0.82%) Bluetooth
7 12 (0.82%) DHCP
7 12 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.82%) MQTT
7 12 (0.82%) NAS
8 11 (0.75%) HTTP
9 9 (0.61%) Skype
10 7 (0.48%) Intranet
10 7 (0.48%) ISDN
10 7 (0.48%) MPLS
10 7 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.87%) Power BI
3 80 (5.44%) Big Data
4 78 (5.30%) Pentaho
5 72 (4.89%) Hadoop
6 67 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 57 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
9 47 (3.20%) Apache Hive
10 43 (2.92%) Impala
11 41 (2.79%) NoSQL
12 34 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
12 34 (2.31%) MySQL
13 33 (2.24%) Relational Database
13 33 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.77%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.43%) Tableau
17 20 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 114 (7.75%) JIRA
2 88 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.74%) Bitbucket
4 40 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.63%) Artifactory
5 24 (1.63%) Maven
6 16 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.02%) Android Studio
7 15 (1.02%) Xcode
8 14 (0.95%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.95%) Selenium
8 14 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.75%) PHPUnit
10 9 (0.61%) Grunt
10 9 (0.61%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.54%) gulp
11 8 (0.54%) Subversion
11 8 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.34%) git-flow
General
1 325 (22.09%) Finance
2 83 (5.64%) Marketing
3 66 (4.49%) Banking
3 66 (4.49%) Retail
4 52 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 47 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.79%) Public Sector
7 31 (2.11%) Law
8 28 (1.90%) Billing
9 23 (1.56%) Legal
10 20 (1.36%) Advertising
11 18 (1.22%) Games
12 17 (1.16%) Electronics
13 15 (1.02%) Automotive
14 14 (0.95%) General Ledger
15 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.88%) Front Office
16 10 (0.68%) Military
17 9 (0.61%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 444 (30.18%) Analyst
2 314 (21.35%) Business Analyst
3 279 (18.97%) Developer
4 195 (13.26%) Consultant
5 124 (8.43%) Architect
6 82 (5.57%) Data Engineer
7 77 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 59 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.60%) C# Developer
10 48 (3.26%) Software Engineer
11 47 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
12 41 (2.79%) Project Manager
13 36 (2.45%) IT Analyst
13 36 (2.45%) Senior Consultant
14 34 (2.31%) Software Analyst
15 33 (2.24%) Insurance Business Analyst
15 33 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
16 32 (2.18%) Technical Consultant
17 31 (2.11%) Analyst Developer
18 30 (2.04%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (10.33%) HTML
2 146 (9.93%) .NET
3 109 (7.41%) CSS
4 79 (5.37%) Web Services
5 59 (4.01%) ASP.NET
6 52 (3.54%) XML
7 50 (3.40%) AngularJS
8 43 (2.92%) jQuery
9 41 (2.79%) RESTful
10 40 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 38 (2.58%) React
12 36 (2.45%) .NET Core
13 32 (2.18%) JSON
14 31 (2.11%) .NET Framework
15 27 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (1.84%) Kafka
15 27 (1.84%) REST
16 26 (1.77%) Sass
17 25 (1.70%) Redux
17 25 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (9.93%) User Experience
3 56 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.29%) NHS
9 18 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 14 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 14 (0.95%) Social Media
12 13 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 11 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.68%) Derivative
15 10 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (4.89%) Windows
2 59 (4.01%) Linux
3 43 (2.92%) Unix
4 30 (2.04%) Android
5 28 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.27%) CentOS
9 3 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) VMS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (15.64%) Business Analysis
3 181 (12.30%) Scrum
4 180 (12.24%) Analytics
5 175 (11.90%) User Stories
6 157 (10.67%) Software Engineering
7 154 (10.47%) Project Management
8 153 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
8 153 (10.40%) SDLC
9 151 (10.27%) Workshop Facilitation
10 144 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
10 144 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (7.89%) Mentoring
12 115 (7.82%) Project Delivery
13 104 (7.07%) ETL
14 103 (7.00%) Migration
15 98 (6.66%) Data Analytics
16 94 (6.39%) Requirements Workshops
17 89 (6.05%) DevOps
17 89 (6.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 338 (22.98%) SQL
2 181 (12.30%) JavaScript
3 168 (11.42%) C#
4 140 (9.52%) Java
5 119 (8.09%) Python
6 72 (4.89%) PL/SQL
7 50 (3.40%) C++
8 45 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.58%) HiveQL
10 33 (2.24%) PHP
10 33 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 28 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 27 (1.84%) C
13 19 (1.29%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.75%) R
14 11 (0.75%) VBA
15 9 (0.61%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.61%) VB
16 8 (0.54%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 168 (11.42%) Degree
2 71 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.09%) CCNP
8 13 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.75%) ACCA
10 11 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.68%) CIMA
11 10 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.54%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.48%) ISEB
13 7 (0.48%) PMP
14 5 (0.34%) HNC
14 5 (0.34%) HND
15 4 (0.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.06%) QA
2 30 (2.04%) GDPR
3 21 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.95%) WAI
6 11 (0.75%) MiFID
7 8 (0.54%) WCAG
8 7 (0.48%) PMO
9 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.41%) SLA
10 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.34%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.20%) EMIR
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.068%) COBIT
14 1 (0.068%) ISO 20022
14 1 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.72%) HDFS
3 33 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.97%) Docker
5 14 (0.95%) XenApp
5 14 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.068%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.068%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 43 (2.92%) Ansible
2 39 (2.65%) Terraform
3 30 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 23 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.22%) SCCM
6 11 (0.75%) HAProxy
6 11 (0.75%) vRealize
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.20%) Foglight
8 3 (0.20%) Nagios
9 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.068%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.068%) Grafana
10 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 220 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.47%) Oracle
3 81 (5.51%) SAP
4 73 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (4.89%) Talend
6 62 (4.21%) Cloudera
7 44 (2.99%) Informatica
8 34 (2.31%) ServiceNow
8 34 (2.31%) VMware
9 32 (2.18%) Google
10 26 (1.77%) Cisco
11 24 (1.63%) Adobe
12 23 (1.56%) Citrix
13 20 (1.36%) IBM
14 15 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.95%) Charles River
15 14 (0.95%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.88%) JDA
17 12 (0.82%) Workday