Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 941 965 815
Rank change year-on-year +24 -150 +296
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 247 222 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.31% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 177 161 431
UK median annual salary £50,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.18% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £87,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% -4.35%

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 73,503 71,496 88,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.69% 40.65% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57,829 58,467 70,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +35 239 £50,500 -10.62% 30
UK excluding London +35 166 £50,000 +11.11% 20
London +1 75 £55,000 -24.14% 10
North of England +24 70 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North West +18 61 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South East +43 60 £50,500 -8.18% 6
Midlands -17 19 £82,500 +58.65% 9
East of England +2 12 £45,000 -40.00% 3
West Midlands -36 11 £82,500 +57.14% 5
Yorkshire +10 9 £40,000 +2.56%
East Midlands -3 8 - - 4
South West +7 3 £35,500 +0.71%
Scotland - 2 £37,250 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 68 (27.53%) Finance
2 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (19.84%) Smart Energy
4 45 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (17.41%) Waterfall
6 42 (17.00%) Process Management
7 41 (16.60%) Security Cleared
8 40 (16.19%) HP
9 39 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 34 (13.77%) SQL
11 33 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (13.36%) Retail
12 30 (12.15%) Degree
12 30 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (11.74%) PKI
14 27 (10.93%) ISTQB
14 27 (10.93%) Management Information System
14 27 (10.93%) System Testing
15 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
15 25 (10.12%) ISEB
16 24 (9.72%) Risk Management
16 24 (9.72%) Process Improvement
17 23 (9.31%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (9.31%) Test Management
17 23 (9.31%) Project Management
18 22 (8.91%) CISSP
18 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (8.91%) Security Architecture
19 21 (8.50%) GDPR
20 20 (8.10%) XML

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 8 (3.24%) JBoss
2 6 (2.43%) GlassFish
2 6 (2.43%) Jetty
2 6 (2.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.81%) Apache
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.29%) ZigBee
2 13 (5.26%) Network Security
3 10 (4.05%) Wireless
4 7 (2.83%) 3GPP
4 7 (2.83%) Bluetooth
5 6 (2.43%) AMQP
5 6 (2.43%) IPsec
5 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.02%) Internet
7 3 (1.21%) WAN
8 2 (0.81%) GPRS
8 2 (0.81%) SMS
9 1 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.64%) MySQL
2 7 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (2.83%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.43%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.81%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) QlikView
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.69%) TestDirector
2 15 (6.07%) Selenium
3 6 (2.43%) Hudson
3 6 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
4 2 (0.81%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) TestRail
General
1 68 (27.53%) Finance
2 39 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 33 (13.36%) Retail
4 18 (7.29%) Banking
5 15 (6.07%) Billing
6 13 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 12 (4.86%) Automotive
7 12 (4.86%) Back Office
8 3 (1.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (23.89%) Analyst
2 36 (14.57%) Architect
3 30 (12.15%) Test Leader
4 21 (8.50%) Test Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Business Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Consultant
5 20 (8.10%) Security Architect
6 18 (7.29%) Security Analyst
7 17 (6.88%) Team Leader
7 17 (6.88%) Test Team Leader
8 14 (5.67%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.86%) Security Consultant
9 12 (4.86%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Test Manager
11 10 (4.05%) Developer
11 10 (4.05%) Operations Analyst
11 10 (4.05%) Security Operations Analyst
12 9 (3.64%) Smart Metering Architect
13 8 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.10%) XML
2 14 (5.67%) Web Services
3 13 (5.26%) CGI
3 13 (5.26%) Spring
4 12 (4.86%) REST
5 6 (2.43%) COM
5 6 (2.43%) Java EE
5 6 (2.43%) JAX-RS
5 6 (2.43%) JMS
5 6 (2.43%) JPA
5 6 (2.43%) OAuth
5 6 (2.43%) OpenID
5 6 (2.43%) RESTEasy
5 6 (2.43%) RESTful
5 6 (2.43%) SAML
5 6 (2.43%) SOAP
5 6 (2.43%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.62%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.81%) Guava
7 2 (0.81%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.84%) Smart Energy
2 45 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (11.74%) PKI
4 27 (10.93%) Management Information System
5 18 (7.29%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.05%) CESG
7 8 (3.24%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.62%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.62%) User Experience
9 3 (1.21%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (1.21%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.81%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.40%) CMDB
11 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.40%) PMI
11 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.07%) Unix
2 8 (3.24%) Linux
3 6 (2.43%) Windows
4 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.41%) Waterfall
3 42 (17.00%) Process Management
4 33 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 27 (10.93%) System Testing
7 24 (9.72%) Process Improvement
7 24 (9.72%) Risk Management
8 23 (9.31%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (9.31%) Project Management
8 23 (9.31%) Test Management
9 22 (8.91%) Security Architecture
10 20 (8.10%) Mentoring
10 20 (8.10%) Test Planning
10 20 (8.10%) Use Case
11 19 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.29%) Change Management
12 18 (7.29%) Information Assurance
12 18 (7.29%) Information Security
12 18 (7.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.77%) SQL
2 16 (6.48%) Java
3 10 (4.05%) C
4 7 (2.83%) Clojure
4 7 (2.83%) Embedded C
4 7 (2.83%) Scala
5 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.81%) C++
7 2 (0.81%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.81%) Python
7 2 (0.81%) R
8 1 (0.40%) Elixir
8 1 (0.40%) Go
8 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.15%) Degree
3 27 (10.93%) ISTQB
4 25 (10.12%) ISEB
5 22 (8.91%) CISSP
6 17 (6.88%) GIAC
7 11 (4.45%) CISM
7 11 (4.45%) GCIH
7 11 (4.45%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.05%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.43%) CCIE
9 6 (2.43%) CEH
9 6 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.43%) ISSAP
9 6 (2.43%) SSCP
10 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.40%) PhD
11 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.50%) GDPR
2 11 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.05%) QA
4 7 (2.83%) MISRA
5 5 (2.02%) ISO 9001
5 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (2.02%) SLA
6 4 (1.62%) PMO
7 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 11 (4.45%) Firmware
2 6 (2.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (8.10%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.43%) Marathon
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 40 (16.19%) HP
2 18 (7.29%) Oracle
3 17 (6.88%) Remedy
4 15 (6.07%) Capita
5 10 (4.05%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.64%) ArcSight
7 7 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.62%) Cognos
9 3 (1.21%) SAP
10 2 (0.81%) Progress
11 1 (0.40%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.40%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.40%) Google
11 1 (0.40%) Tableau
11 1 (0.40%) Teradata