Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Requirements Gathering (Requirements Elicitation)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 134 116
Rank change year-on-year -21 -18 -25
Permanent jobs citing Requirements Gathering 1,822 2,825 4,228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.50% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.71% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,340 2,248 3,254
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £66,500
90th Percentile £80,125 £78,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 77,007 104,259 137,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.48% 92.17% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,280 83,736 109,325
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -7 1,655 £55,000 - 379
UK excluding London -4 1,012 £50,000 +4.17% 259
London -34 674 £60,000 - 146
South East +6 314 £53,000 +6.00% 51
Work from Home -60 307 £53,750 +2.38% 85
North of England +37 258 £47,500 -1.04% 73
Midlands +4 193 £50,000 +11.11% 63
West Midlands +18 147 £50,000 +11.11% 54
North West +31 124 £45,000 -14.29% 31
Yorkshire +3 119 £50,000 +18.34% 36
South West -29 92 £47,500 +5.56% 17
East of England +11 79 £45,000 -10.00% 27
East Midlands +13 46 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Scotland -57 43 £50,000 - 20
Wales +37 28 £45,000 +20.00% 9
North East +17 16 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Northern Ireland -13 12 £34,000 -30.26%

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 689 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (23.60%) Finance
3 369 (20.25%) SQL
4 327 (17.95%) Azure
5 300 (16.47%) Microsoft
6 296 (16.25%) Business Analysis
7 221 (12.13%) Software Engineering
8 219 (12.02%) Project Management
8 219 (12.02%) Scrum
9 216 (11.86%) User Stories
10 214 (11.75%) User Experience
10 214 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
11 213 (11.69%) C#
12 207 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 202 (11.09%) SQL Server
14 198 (10.87%) Analytics
15 190 (10.43%) JavaScript
16 189 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
17 183 (10.04%) Workshop Facilitation
18 180 (9.88%) .NET
18 180 (9.88%) AWS
19 179 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
20 165 (9.06%) HTML
21 163 (8.95%) Degree
22 146 (8.01%) Power Platform
23 145 (7.96%) SDLC
24 136 (7.46%) Mentoring
24 136 (7.46%) Oracle
24 136 (7.46%) CSS
25 133 (7.30%) JIRA

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 63 (3.46%) CMS
1 63 (3.46%) SAS
2 60 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.25%) Confluence
4 31 (1.70%) WordPress
5 23 (1.26%) IIS
6 20 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.04%) Kentico
8 14 (0.77%) EPiServer
8 14 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.27%) Apache
11 4 (0.22%) Drupal
11 4 (0.22%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.16%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.16%) TPMS
Applications
1 82 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.99%) Figma
7 17 (0.93%) InVision
8 15 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.77%) Sketch
10 13 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.66%) Adobe XD
11 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.055%) Marvel
14 1 (0.055%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 44 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.93%) HFM
3 16 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
4 15 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.77%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.77%) nopCommerce
5 14 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
7 12 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (0.66%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
7 12 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.60%) SAP PSCD
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.38%) SAP SD
12 6 (0.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 327 (17.95%) Azure
2 180 (9.88%) AWS
3 146 (8.01%) Power Platform
4 118 (6.48%) SaaS
5 78 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
6 66 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.87%) OneDrive
9 29 (1.59%) GCP
9 29 (1.59%) PowerApps
10 28 (1.54%) PaaS
11 25 (1.37%) Power Automate
12 24 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
13 21 (1.15%) Serverless
14 20 (1.10%) GitHub
14 20 (1.10%) IaaS
15 19 (1.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 19 (1.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 18 (0.99%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.88%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.81%) Wireless
2 27 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
3 25 (1.37%) SAN
4 23 (1.26%) DNS
4 23 (1.26%) NAS
5 22 (1.21%) VPN
6 21 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.10%) Firewall
7 20 (1.10%) LAN
8 19 (1.04%) WAN
9 18 (0.99%) DHCP
9 18 (0.99%) Skype
10 16 (0.88%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.88%) NetScaler
11 15 (0.82%) Bluetooth
11 15 (0.82%) MQTT
12 13 (0.71%) Broadband
12 13 (0.71%) MPLS
12 13 (0.71%) SD-WAN
13 12 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.70%) Power BI
3 78 (4.28%) Big Data
4 73 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (2.80%) Pentaho
8 46 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 45 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 38 (2.09%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
11 35 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 33 (1.81%) MongoDB
13 30 (1.65%) Base SAS
13 30 (1.65%) MySQL
13 30 (1.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 30 (1.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 30 (1.65%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 29 (1.59%) SQL Server 2017
14 29 (1.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 133 (7.30%) JIRA
2 67 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.52%) Bitbucket
4 31 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.88%) Android Studio
7 16 (0.88%) Selenium
7 16 (0.88%) Xcode
8 14 (0.77%) Artifactory
8 14 (0.77%) Maven
9 13 (0.71%) Grunt
9 13 (0.71%) gulp
10 10 (0.55%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.44%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.38%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 430 (23.60%) Finance
2 92 (5.05%) Marketing
3 80 (4.39%) Retail
4 75 (4.12%) Banking
5 73 (4.01%) Manufacturing
6 70 (3.84%) Public Sector
7 69 (3.79%) Telecoms
8 44 (2.41%) Electronics
8 44 (2.41%) Law
8 44 (2.41%) Legal
9 30 (1.65%) Billing
10 28 (1.54%) Advertising
11 25 (1.37%) Games
12 24 (1.32%) Front Office
13 15 (0.82%) Automotive
14 14 (0.77%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.66%) Back Office
15 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 588 (32.27%) Analyst
2 464 (25.47%) Business Analyst
3 322 (17.67%) Developer
4 204 (11.20%) Consultant
5 160 (8.78%) Architect
6 79 (4.34%) Software Engineer
7 76 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 76 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 64 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
9 62 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 60 (3.29%) Data Engineer
11 52 (2.85%) Designer
12 48 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 44 (2.41%) IT Analyst
14 43 (2.36%) Business IT Analyst
14 43 (2.36%) IT Business Analyst
14 43 (2.36%) Product Owner
15 42 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
16 40 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
17 38 (2.09%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (9.88%) .NET
2 165 (9.06%) HTML
3 136 (7.46%) CSS
4 89 (4.88%) Web Services
5 74 (4.06%) ASP.NET
6 73 (4.01%) AngularJS
7 56 (3.07%) React
8 41 (2.25%) jQuery
8 41 (2.25%) RESTful
8 41 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 40 (2.20%) XML
10 37 (2.03%) REST
11 35 (1.92%) Kafka
12 34 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.59%) .NET Core
14 28 (1.54%) WPF
15 27 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (1.48%) Sass
16 25 (1.37%) Spring
16 25 (1.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 214 (11.75%) User Experience
2 179 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
4 61 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 57 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 34 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.54%) Derivative
10 25 (1.37%) NHS
11 23 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 17 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 17 (0.93%) Equities
12 17 (0.93%) Social Media
13 16 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 15 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.77%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.05%) Linux
2 89 (4.88%) Windows
3 29 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.54%) Android
4 28 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.32%) Unix
6 22 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.16%) CentOS
8 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.11%) VMS
10 1 (0.055%) OS/400
10 1 (0.055%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (16.25%) Business Analysis
3 221 (12.13%) Software Engineering
4 219 (12.02%) Project Management
4 219 (12.02%) Scrum
5 216 (11.86%) User Stories
6 214 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
7 207 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 198 (10.87%) Analytics
9 189 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
10 183 (10.04%) Workshop Facilitation
11 145 (7.96%) SDLC
12 136 (7.46%) Mentoring
13 133 (7.30%) Project Delivery
14 127 (6.97%) Waterfall
15 119 (6.53%) ERP
16 115 (6.31%) DevOps
17 112 (6.15%) Migration
18 106 (5.82%) Data Modelling
19 104 (5.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 369 (20.25%) SQL
2 213 (11.69%) C#
3 190 (10.43%) JavaScript
4 130 (7.14%) Java
5 104 (5.71%) Python
6 62 (3.40%) C++
7 44 (2.41%) C
8 41 (2.25%) TypeScript
9 39 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 38 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 35 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 30 (1.65%) PHP
13 21 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.04%) VB
15 18 (0.99%) HiveQL
16 17 (0.93%) VBA
17 14 (0.77%) Apex Code
18 13 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.55%) Go
19 10 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 163 (8.95%) Degree
2 94 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.10%) CCNP
6 20 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.99%) ACCA
7 18 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (0.93%) CIMA
9 16 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.82%) ISEB
11 11 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.33%) CISSP
13 6 (0.33%) MCP
13 6 (0.33%) MCSE
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.56%) QA
2 24 (1.32%) GDPR
3 18 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.93%) PMO
5 14 (0.77%) SLA
5 14 (0.77%) WAI
6 11 (0.60%) MiFID
7 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.44%) WCAG
9 6 (0.33%) EMIR
10 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.16%) NIST
11 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.16%) SEPA
11 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.11%) GRC
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.055%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 68 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.48%) Docker
4 20 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
4 20 (1.10%) XenApp
4 20 (1.10%) XenDesktop
5 18 (0.99%) HDFS
5 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.33%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.16%) RACF
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.055%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.055%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (2.41%) Ansible
2 36 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.87%) Terraform
4 29 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (1.21%) SCCM
6 18 (0.99%) HAProxy
6 18 (0.99%) vRealize
7 13 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.16%) Nagios
8 3 (0.16%) zSecure
9 2 (0.11%) Kibana
9 2 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.055%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.055%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.055%) Grafana
10 1 (0.055%) Matomo
10 1 (0.055%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 300 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 136 (7.46%) Oracle
3 105 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
4 89 (4.88%) SAP
5 63 (3.46%) VMware
6 58 (3.18%) Google
7 40 (2.20%) Citrix
7 40 (2.20%) Talend
8 38 (2.09%) Adobe
9 37 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 36 (1.98%) IBM
11 32 (1.76%) Cisco
11 32 (1.76%) Cloudera
12 25 (1.37%) Charles River
13 22 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.10%) Hyperion
15 19 (1.04%) Infor
15 19 (1.04%) Informatica
16 18 (0.99%) Dell
16 18 (0.99%) F5