Period
to 23 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 957 961 1144
Rank change year-on-year +4 +183 -37
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 237 304 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 177 248 96
UK median annual salary £46,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.89% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,174 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75470 81934 89289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.64% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57316 67013 71147
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Smart Meter.

Salary trend for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 +23 231 £46,500 -11.43% 17
UK excluding London +18 152 £45,000 -10.00% 10
London +18 76 £57,750 +0.43% 7
North of England +30 65 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Midlands -16 41 £38,750 -22.50% 1
North West -4 40 £45,000 +45.16% 4
South East +51 36 £46,500 -0.53% 3
Yorkshire +23 25 £50,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -37 21 £47,500 -17.39%
East Midlands +19 17 £37,500 +10.12% 1
East of England +3 6 £48,250 -25.77% 2
South West -2 3 £34,796 -46.47%
Scotland +10 1 £40,000 -36.00%

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 73 (30.80%) Telecoms
2 59 (24.89%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (22.78%) Java
5 47 (19.83%) Smart Energy
6 46 (19.41%) Finance
7 41 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (16.03%) Test Automation
9 36 (15.19%) HP
10 35 (14.77%) Change Management
11 34 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 33 (13.92%) Spring
13 32 (13.50%) ISTQB
13 32 (13.50%) Scrum
14 31 (13.08%) ISEB
14 31 (13.08%) SQL
15 30 (12.66%) Linux
16 29 (12.24%) Process Management
17 28 (11.81%) Incident Management
18 27 (11.39%) TDD
18 27 (11.39%) JavaScript
19 25 (10.55%) Degree
20 24 (10.13%) Information Security
21 23 (9.70%) ITIL
21 23 (9.70%) Project Management
21 23 (9.70%) DevOps
22 22 (9.28%) AngularJS
22 22 (9.28%) CQRS
22 22 (9.28%) Apache Flex
22 22 (9.28%) Java EE

Smart Meter
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 7 (2.95%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.53%) JBoss
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Primavera
1 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.80%) TCP/IP
1 9 (3.80%) ZigBee
2 7 (2.95%) 4G
2 7 (2.95%) HTTP
2 7 (2.95%) Wireless
3 4 (1.69%) Internet
4 3 (1.27%) IPsec
4 3 (1.27%) SSL
4 3 (1.27%) WAN
5 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.42%) BGP
6 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.42%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) GPRS
6 1 (0.42%) GSM
6 1 (0.42%) IPv6
6 1 (0.42%) UMTS
6 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.80%) InfluxDB
4 8 (3.38%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.53%) QlikView
5 6 (2.53%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.84%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) MySQL
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.42%) DTS
9 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.80%) JUnit
2 9 (3.80%) Subversion
3 5 (2.11%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.11%) JBehave
3 5 (2.11%) Maven
3 5 (2.11%) TestDirector
4 4 (1.69%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.69%) Checkstyle
4 4 (1.69%) FindBugs
5 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 73 (30.80%) Telecoms
2 46 (19.41%) Finance
3 15 (6.33%) Billing
4 13 (5.49%) Retail
5 7 (2.95%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (32.49%) Analyst
2 39 (16.46%) Test Analyst
3 35 (14.77%) Developer
4 27 (11.39%) Java Developer
5 22 (9.28%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (7.17%) Architect
7 13 (5.49%) Security Analyst
8 11 (4.64%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.64%) Information Analyst
8 11 (4.64%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (3.80%) Consultant
9 9 (3.80%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (3.80%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
9 9 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (3.80%) Technical Operations Engineer
10 8 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.95%) Lead Architect
11 7 (2.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.92%) Spring
2 22 (9.28%) AngularJS
2 22 (9.28%) Apache Flex
2 22 (9.28%) Java EE
3 14 (5.91%) Node.js
4 10 (4.22%) Web Services
5 9 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.95%) JMS
6 7 (2.95%) XML
7 6 (2.53%) 802.1X
8 5 (2.11%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.11%) HornetQ
8 5 (2.11%) Kafka
8 5 (2.11%) RESTful
9 4 (1.69%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.69%) Middleware
10 2 (0.84%) Apache Wicket
10 2 (0.84%) JSP
10 2 (0.84%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 59 (24.89%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (19.83%) Smart Energy
3 20 (8.44%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (3.80%) PKI
5 7 (2.95%) CESG
6 5 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.69%) Clustering
7 4 (1.69%) User Experience
7 4 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.27%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.27%) Smart Home
8 3 (1.27%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.84%) Smart City
10 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.42%) Handset
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.66%) Linux
2 12 (5.06%) Windows
3 9 (3.80%) Ubuntu
4 7 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (16.03%) Test Automation
4 35 (14.77%) Change Management
5 32 (13.50%) Scrum
6 29 (12.24%) Process Management
7 28 (11.81%) Incident Management
8 27 (11.39%) TDD
9 24 (10.13%) Information Security
10 23 (9.70%) DevOps
10 23 (9.70%) ITIL
10 23 (9.70%) Project Management
11 22 (9.28%) CQRS
11 22 (9.28%) OO
11 22 (9.28%) Pair Programming
11 22 (9.28%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.86%) Test Management
13 17 (7.17%) Analytics
13 17 (7.17%) System Testing
14 15 (6.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.78%) Java
2 31 (13.08%) SQL
3 27 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.49%) Ruby
5 12 (5.06%) Python
6 10 (4.22%) C++
7 9 (3.80%) C
8 8 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.53%) Scala
10 5 (2.11%) Groovy
10 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.69%) VB
12 2 (0.84%) VBA
13 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 32 (13.50%) ISTQB
2 31 (13.08%) ISEB
3 25 (10.55%) Degree
4 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.75%) CISSP
6 15 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (5.91%) CISM
7 14 (5.91%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.49%) CISA
9 8 (3.38%) CCNA
9 8 (3.38%) RHCE
9 8 (3.38%) RHCSA
10 5 (2.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.11%) CCSA
10 5 (2.11%) CCSP
10 5 (2.11%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.95%) QA
4 5 (2.11%) PMO
5 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.27%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.84%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.84%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.84%) SLA
8 1 (0.42%) BS25999
8 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (5.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (5.91%) Puppet
2 9 (3.80%) Consul
2 9 (3.80%) Icinga
2 9 (3.80%) Nagios
3 7 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.11%) Marathon
5 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (15.19%) HP
2 21 (8.86%) Remedy
3 17 (7.17%) Red Hat
4 13 (5.49%) Oracle
5 9 (3.80%) AppDynamics
5 9 (3.80%) New Relic
6 8 (3.38%) Siemens
6 8 (3.38%) VMware
7 5 (2.11%) Zoomdata
8 3 (1.27%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.84%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.84%) Arqiva
9 2 (0.84%) BMC
9 2 (0.84%) Cisco
9 2 (0.84%) Splunk
10 1 (0.42%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.42%) F5
10 1 (0.42%) Facebook
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.42%) Tableau