Period
to 4 December 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sparx products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sparx over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sparx Systems.

Sparx
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 638 948 1009
Rank change year-on-year +310 +61 +73
Permanent jobs citing Sparx 87 114 159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.084% 0.098%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83 79 140
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90% +10.71%
10th Percentile £52,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £55,950 £62,500
% change year-on-year +25.11% -10.48% +13.64%

Sparx is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 21,889 56,545 68,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.60% 41.67% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17,389 43,248 52,665
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Sparx
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sparx as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sparx.

Salary trend for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sparx over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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 +300 84 £70,000 +3.70% 14
UK excluding London +274 62 £70,000 +25.11% 8
North of England +164 37 £70,000 +53.37% 2
North West +144 37 £70,000 +40.00% 1
London +205 24 £82,500 +10.00% 6
South West +113 14 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South East +190 7 £67,500 +42.11% 2
Work from Home -4 7 £80,000 +18.52% 2
Midlands +108 2 £65,000 -7.14% 2
West Midlands +74 2 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Wales +48 2 - -

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT jobs citing Sparx 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 Sparx.

1 62 (71.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 61 (70.11%) Azure
3 59 (67.82%) TOGAF
4 52 (59.77%) Big Data
5 43 (49.43%) Analytics
6 42 (48.28%) Python
6 42 (48.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (47.13%) Data Lake
8 40 (45.98%) PaaS
9 39 (44.83%) R
9 39 (44.83%) Migration
10 38 (43.68%) Databricks
11 37 (42.53%) DevOps
12 35 (40.23%) UML
13 32 (36.78%) Zachman Framework
13 32 (36.78%) MODAF
14 29 (33.33%) Finance
15 25 (28.74%) SaaS
16 23 (26.44%) Waterfall
16 23 (26.44%) IaaS
17 22 (25.29%) Machine Learning
17 22 (25.29%) SQL
18 20 (22.99%) HDInsight
19 19 (21.84%) Terraform
19 19 (21.84%) AWS
19 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
19 19 (21.84%) .NET
19 19 (21.84%) SOA
20 18 (20.69%) CSS

Sparx
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 15 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) Apache
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
3 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MadCap Flare
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 42 (48.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 61 (70.11%) Azure
2 40 (45.98%) PaaS
3 25 (28.74%) SaaS
4 23 (26.44%) IaaS
5 19 (21.84%) AWS
6 13 (14.94%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.30%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.30%) Lucidchart
7 2 (2.30%) Route 53
8 1 (1.15%) Boomi
8 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.15%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) Skype
2 11 (12.64%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Broadband
3 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.15%) GSM
3 1 (1.15%) MPLS
3 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (59.77%) Big Data
2 41 (47.13%) Data Lake
3 20 (22.99%) HDInsight
4 4 (4.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.45%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.30%) OLAP
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.15%) Power BI
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) Postman
3 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 29 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Public Sector
3 14 (16.09%) Local Government
4 13 (14.94%) Back Office
5 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
6 10 (11.49%) Electronics
6 10 (11.49%) Manufacturing
6 10 (11.49%) Marketing
7 2 (2.30%) Billing
8 1 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (75.86%) Architect
2 57 (65.52%) Solutions Architect
3 40 (45.98%) Azure Architect
4 27 (31.03%) Cloud Architect
5 22 (25.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 19 (21.84%) Digital Architect
6 19 (21.84%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 16 (18.39%) Data Architect
8 14 (16.09%) Big Data Architect
8 14 (16.09%) Big Data Solutions Architect
9 10 (11.49%) Consultant
10 9 (10.34%) Lead Architect
10 9 (10.34%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 9 (10.34%) Senior Architect
10 9 (10.34%) Senior Digital Architect
10 9 (10.34%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 9 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (6.90%) Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) .NET
2 18 (20.69%) CSS
3 17 (19.54%) .NET Core
3 17 (19.54%) .NET Framework
3 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (19.54%) Entity Framework
3 17 (19.54%) jQuery
3 17 (19.54%) React
3 17 (19.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.30%) Akka
4 2 (2.30%) Kafka
4 2 (2.30%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.15%) WSDL
5 1 (1.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (20.69%) N-Tier
2 13 (14.94%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.64%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (71.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 59 (67.82%) TOGAF
3 43 (49.43%) Analytics
4 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (44.83%) Migration
6 37 (42.53%) DevOps
7 35 (40.23%) UML
8 32 (36.78%) MODAF
8 32 (36.78%) Zachman Framework
9 23 (26.44%) Waterfall
10 22 (25.29%) Machine Learning
11 19 (21.84%) SOA
12 18 (20.69%) BPMN
12 18 (20.69%) Deployment Automation
12 18 (20.69%) ITIL
12 18 (20.69%) Microservices
12 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
13 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (19.54%) SOLID
13 17 (19.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) Python
2 39 (44.83%) R
3 22 (25.29%) SQL
4 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
5 17 (19.54%) C#
5 17 (19.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.30%) Java
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) Degree
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) Terraform
2 2 (2.30%) Ansible
2 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.30%) Marathon
2 2 (2.30%) Mesos
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (43.68%) Databricks
2 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.24%) BiZZdesign
4 13 (14.94%) Nintex
5 10 (11.49%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.30%) Capita
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle
6 2 (2.30%) Planview
7 1 (1.15%) Axway
7 1 (1.15%) Citrix
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Sybase
7 1 (1.15%) VMware