Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 930 982 1052
Rank change year-on-year +52 +70 +67
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 253 244 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 179 179 229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34,650 £32,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% +5.00%

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 77560 77850 90566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 40.93% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58510 63988 72559
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,880
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +26 248 £50,000 - 13
UK excluding London +69 185 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North of England +30 74 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North West +28 66 £50,000 +25.00% 1
London -26 62 £45,000 -21.74% 4
South East +60 54 £56,000 +12.00% 4
Midlands -1 36 £34,500 -1.43% 2
West Midlands -28 19 £43,500 +16.00% 1
East Midlands +40 17 £32,500 -4.57% 1
East of England +21 13 £46,500 -33.57% 2
Yorkshire +9 8 £87,000 +109.64%
South West +11 5 £35,500 -6.58%
Scotland -13 3 £38,500 -38.40%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 62 (24.51%) Finance
2 61 (24.11%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (20.55%) SQL
4 50 (19.76%) Security Cleared
5 47 (18.58%) Smart Energy
6 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (17.39%) Telecoms
8 43 (17.00%) HP
9 42 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (15.81%) ISTQB
11 37 (14.62%) ISEB
11 37 (14.62%) Process Management
12 35 (13.83%) Java
13 33 (13.04%) Change Management
13 33 (13.04%) Degree
13 33 (13.04%) Retail
13 33 (13.04%) Waterfall
14 32 (12.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 32 (12.65%) Software Engineering
15 27 (10.67%) PKI
15 27 (10.67%) Test Management
16 26 (10.28%) Use Case
16 26 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 26 (10.28%) Linux
16 26 (10.28%) CISSP
17 25 (9.88%) Billing
18 24 (9.49%) Information Security
18 24 (9.49%) SC Cleared
19 23 (9.09%) System Testing
19 23 (9.09%) Incident Management

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 (3.16%) JBoss
2 7 (2.77%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.37%) GlassFish
3 6 (2.37%) Jetty
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.56%) SaaS
2 6 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.56%) Network Security
3 8 (3.16%) ZigBee
4 6 (2.37%) AMQP
4 6 (2.37%) IPsec
5 5 (1.98%) WAN
6 3 (1.19%) Wireless
7 2 (0.79%) GPRS
7 2 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.40%) Internet
8 1 (0.40%) RS-232
8 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.14%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.37%) InfluxDB
5 6 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.37%) MySQL
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.98%) QlikView
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (6.32%) TestDirector
2 12 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.35%) Selenium
4 7 (2.77%) Maven
4 7 (2.77%) Subversion
5 6 (2.37%) Hudson
5 6 (2.37%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.98%) JBehave
6 5 (1.98%) JUnit
7 4 (1.58%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.40%) TestRail
General
1 62 (24.51%) Finance
2 44 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 33 (13.04%) Retail
4 25 (9.88%) Billing
5 15 (5.93%) Banking
6 10 (3.95%) Automotive
7 6 (2.37%) Back Office
8 5 (1.98%) Legal
9 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (33.99%) Analyst
2 43 (17.00%) Test Analyst
3 27 (10.67%) Security Analyst
4 26 (10.28%) Architect
5 22 (8.70%) Consultant
6 14 (5.53%) Developer
6 14 (5.53%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.53%) Security Architect
6 14 (5.53%) Test Leader
7 13 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (4.74%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) Information Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 11 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 11 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
10 10 (3.95%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.16%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.16%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.72%) XML
2 14 (5.53%) Web Services
3 13 (5.14%) Spring
4 12 (4.74%) REST
5 11 (4.35%) JMS
5 11 (4.35%) Node.js
5 11 (4.35%) RESTful
6 10 (3.95%) CGI
7 6 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.37%) Java EE
7 6 (2.37%) JAX-RS
7 6 (2.37%) JPA
7 6 (2.37%) OAuth
7 6 (2.37%) OpenID
7 6 (2.37%) RESTEasy
7 6 (2.37%) SAML
7 6 (2.37%) SOAP
7 6 (2.37%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.98%) HornetQ
8 5 (1.98%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 61 (24.11%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (18.58%) Smart Energy
3 27 (10.67%) PKI
4 22 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.77%) CESG
7 6 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.37%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.98%) User Experience
9 4 (1.58%) Clustering
10 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.79%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.40%) Life Science
12 1 (0.40%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.40%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.28%) Linux
2 15 (5.93%) Unix
2 15 (5.93%) Windows
3 7 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (14.62%) Process Management
4 33 (13.04%) Change Management
4 33 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 32 (12.65%) Software Engineering
6 27 (10.67%) Test Management
7 26 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (10.28%) Use Case
8 24 (9.49%) Information Security
9 23 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 23 (9.09%) System Testing
10 21 (8.30%) Project Management
11 20 (7.91%) ITIL
11 20 (7.91%) Risk Management
12 18 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (7.11%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (7.11%) Microservices
13 17 (6.72%) Coaching
13 17 (6.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.55%) SQL
2 35 (13.83%) Java
3 14 (5.53%) Ruby
4 11 (4.35%) C
4 11 (4.35%) Scala
5 9 (3.56%) C++
6 8 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.16%) Python
7 7 (2.77%) Clojure
7 7 (2.77%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.98%) Groovy
8 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.79%) VB
10 2 (0.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) Elixir
11 1 (0.40%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (19.76%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.81%) ISTQB
3 37 (14.62%) ISEB
4 33 (13.04%) Degree
5 26 (10.28%) CISSP
6 24 (9.49%) SC Cleared
7 17 (6.72%) CISM
8 15 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (5.53%) CISA
10 13 (5.14%) GIAC
11 8 (3.16%) CCNA
11 8 (3.16%) RHCE
11 8 (3.16%) RHCSA
12 7 (2.77%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (2.77%) GCIH
13 6 (2.37%) CCIE
13 6 (2.37%) CEH
13 6 (2.37%) ISSAP
13 6 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (2.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.93%) GDPR
2 15 (5.93%) QA
3 8 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (1.98%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.58%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.58%) SLA
7 3 (1.19%) PMO
8 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 17 (6.72%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (8.30%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.35%) Marathon
2 11 (4.35%) Puppet
3 6 (2.37%) Consul
3 6 (2.37%) Icinga
3 6 (2.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (17.00%) HP
2 18 (7.11%) Oracle
3 15 (5.93%) Remedy
4 14 (5.53%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.16%) ArcSight
5 8 (3.16%) Siemens
5 8 (3.16%) VMware
6 6 (2.37%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.37%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.37%) New Relic
7 5 (1.98%) Capita
7 5 (1.98%) Zoomdata
8 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.79%) SAP
10 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.40%) Google