Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 969 926 828
Rank change year-on-year -43 -98 +324
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 214 241 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.33% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 152 191 391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,125 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.43% +15.00%

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 74,016 72,084 87,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 42.61% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 57,741 58,056 71,208
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -25 205 £50,000 - 33
UK excluding London -37 130 £50,000 +25.00% 28
London -25 77 £58,750 -12.96% 6
North of England +5 65 £47,500 +18.75% 5
North West +27 59 £47,500 +18.75% 5
South East 0 40 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Midlands -10 19 £57,500 +15.00% 6
West Midlands +2 16 £57,500 +11.65% 5
Yorkshire +12 5 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England -9 4 £39,750 -20.50% 2
East Midlands -1 3 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £37,000 - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Smart Meter 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 Smart Meter.

1 59 (27.57%) Smart Energy
2 58 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (23.36%) Finance
4 43 (20.09%) Process Management
5 35 (16.36%) Retail
6 33 (15.42%) Management Information System
6 33 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (14.49%) Telecoms
8 29 (13.55%) HP
8 29 (13.55%) HP ALM
9 28 (13.08%) System Testing
10 27 (12.62%) ITIL
10 27 (12.62%) Process Improvement
11 26 (12.15%) Incident Management
12 25 (11.68%) Remedy
12 25 (11.68%) Configuration Management
13 24 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (10.75%) ZigBee
14 23 (10.75%) Oracle
15 22 (10.28%) ISTQB
15 22 (10.28%) Degree
16 21 (9.81%) Test Management
16 21 (9.81%) TOGAF
16 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
16 21 (9.81%) SQL
16 21 (9.81%) Project Management
17 20 (9.35%) Security Management
17 20 (9.35%) Scrum
17 20 (9.35%) ISEB

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 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.87%) CMS
2 4 (1.87%) Confluence
2 4 (1.87%) WordPress
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.40%) TPMS
4 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.74%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.87%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.75%) ZigBee
2 15 (7.01%) Wireless
3 13 (6.07%) 3GPP
3 13 (6.07%) Bluetooth
4 10 (4.67%) Network Security
5 5 (2.34%) Internet
6 2 (0.93%) FTP
6 2 (0.93%) WAN
7 1 (0.47%) Broadband
7 1 (0.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.61%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.67%) MySQL
5 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (2.34%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.87%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) QlikView
9 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.61%) JBehave
1 12 (5.61%) JUnit
2 11 (5.14%) Cucumber
3 8 (3.74%) TestDirector
4 6 (2.80%) JIRA
5 4 (1.87%) JMeter
5 4 (1.87%) Selenium
5 4 (1.87%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.47%) GoCD
7 1 (0.47%) Pylint
General
1 50 (23.36%) Finance
2 35 (16.36%) Retail
3 31 (14.49%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.61%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.14%) Back Office
5 11 (5.14%) Billing
6 3 (1.40%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (26.17%) Analyst
2 30 (14.02%) Architect
3 18 (8.41%) Test Analyst
4 17 (7.94%) Developer
4 17 (7.94%) Test Leader
5 16 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.61%) Firmware Engineer
6 12 (5.61%) Security Architect
7 11 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (4.67%) Consultant
8 10 (4.67%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.67%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.21%) Quality Manager
9 9 (4.21%) Test Manager
10 8 (3.74%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Security Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.27%) Senior Security Architect
11 7 (3.27%) Smart Metering Architect
11 7 (3.27%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) Spring
2 16 (7.48%) Node.js
3 14 (6.54%) Kafka
4 12 (5.61%) ActiveMQ
4 12 (5.61%) Hibernate
4 12 (5.61%) HornetQ
4 12 (5.61%) JMS
4 12 (5.61%) RESTful
5 11 (5.14%) Web Services
6 10 (4.67%) XML
7 8 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.87%) CGI
8 4 (1.87%) COM
8 4 (1.87%) CSS
8 4 (1.87%) HTML
9 2 (0.93%) scikit-learn
9 2 (0.93%) SciPy
10 1 (0.47%) Keras
10 1 (0.47%) TensorFlow
10 1 (0.47%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 59 (27.57%) Smart Energy
2 33 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (15.42%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.07%) PKI
4 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.74%) CESG
5 8 (3.74%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.80%) User Experience
7 3 (1.40%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.93%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.93%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.93%) W3C
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.94%) Linux
2 8 (3.74%) Unix
3 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.09%) Process Management
3 33 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (13.08%) System Testing
5 27 (12.62%) ITIL
5 27 (12.62%) Process Improvement
6 26 (12.15%) Incident Management
7 25 (11.68%) Configuration Management
8 24 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.81%) Project Management
9 21 (9.81%) Test Management
9 21 (9.81%) TOGAF
10 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
10 20 (9.35%) Scrum
10 20 (9.35%) Security Architecture
10 20 (9.35%) Security Management
11 19 (8.88%) Information Security
11 19 (8.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 18 (8.41%) Service Management
13 17 (7.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
1 21 (9.81%) SQL
2 19 (8.88%) Java
3 14 (6.54%) C
3 14 (6.54%) Scala
3 14 (6.54%) Shell Script
4 13 (6.07%) Embedded C
5 12 (5.61%) Groovy
5 12 (5.61%) Java 8
5 12 (5.61%) Ruby
6 4 (1.87%) PHP
7 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.40%) Python
8 2 (0.93%) C++
8 2 (0.93%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Degree
1 22 (10.28%) ISTQB
2 20 (9.35%) ISEB
3 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.41%) CISSP
5 10 (4.67%) GCIH
5 10 (4.67%) GIAC
6 8 (3.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (3.74%) CISM
7 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.07%) MISRA
3 10 (4.67%) ISO 9001
4 8 (3.74%) QA
5 6 (2.80%) GDPR
5 6 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (2.80%) SLA
6 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (8.88%) Firmware
2 13 (6.07%) Docker
3 5 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (13.55%) HP ALM
2 12 (5.61%) Marathon
2 12 (5.61%) Puppet
3 6 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.87%) cPanel
6 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (13.55%) HP
2 25 (11.68%) Remedy
3 23 (10.75%) Oracle
4 12 (5.61%) Capita
5 7 (3.27%) Cognos
6 6 (2.80%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.40%) SAP
8 3 (1.40%) Tableau
9 2 (0.93%) Progress
10 1 (0.47%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.47%) Arqiva
10 1 (0.47%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.47%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.47%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.47%) Sun
10 1 (0.47%) Teradata