Period
to 28 February 2021

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 28 February 2021 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
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 727 930 957
Rank change year-on-year +203 +27 +98
Permanent jobs citing Sparx 78 79 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.064% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70 45 120
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% -12.90% -3.13%
10th Percentile £47,920 £38,749 £36,125
90th Percentile £85,125 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -23.08% +23.81%

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 27,882 50,670 62,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.70% 41.21% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21,225 39,351 48,993
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 28 February 2021.

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 28 February 2021. 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 +217 74 £72,500 +20.83% 9
UK excluding London +187 49 £70,000 +40.00% 7
London +156 25 £81,250 +8.33% 2
North of England +69 25 £70,000 +55.56% 2
North West +88 24 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Midlands +73 12 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands - 12 £65,000 - 1
Work from Home -82 9 £67,500 - 2
South East +122 8 £67,500 +22.73% 1
South West +35 4 £70,000 +40.00% 1
North East - 1 £51,218 -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, 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 52 (66.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 51 (65.38%) TOGAF
3 49 (62.82%) Azure
4 47 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (51.28%) UML
6 37 (47.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (39.74%) PaaS
8 29 (37.18%) Big Data
9 28 (35.90%) Analytics
9 28 (35.90%) DevOps
10 27 (34.62%) MODAF
11 25 (32.05%) Migration
11 25 (32.05%) Waterfall
12 24 (30.77%) Finance
13 23 (29.49%) Python
13 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
13 23 (29.49%) .NET
13 23 (29.49%) SOA
14 22 (28.21%) N-Tier
14 22 (28.21%) Zachman Framework
14 22 (28.21%) Microservices
14 22 (28.21%) Data Lake
14 22 (28.21%) Databricks
15 21 (26.92%) AWS
15 21 (26.92%) SQL
16 20 (25.64%) C#
16 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
16 20 (25.64%) Degree
16 20 (25.64%) R
17 19 (24.36%) ArchiMate

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 16 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 52 (66.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (62.82%) Azure
2 31 (39.74%) PaaS
3 21 (26.92%) AWS
4 14 (17.95%) IaaS
4 14 (17.95%) SaaS
5 13 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.28%) Boomi
8 1 (1.28%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Skype
2 8 (10.26%) Internet
3 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.28%) Broadband
4 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.28%) GSM
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.18%) Big Data
2 22 (28.21%) Data Lake
3 11 (14.10%) HDInsight
4 4 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.56%) OLAP
6 2 (2.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.28%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.69%) JIRA
3 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.13%) C++Builder
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 13 (16.67%) Back Office
3 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.13%) Publishing
5 3 (3.85%) Local Government
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) Billing
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 54 (69.23%) Architect
2 46 (58.97%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (32.05%) Azure Architect
4 19 (24.36%) Digital Architect
4 19 (24.36%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 13 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (15.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 12 (15.38%) Data Architect
7 10 (12.82%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (11.54%) Big Data Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Big Data Solutions Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Lead Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Senior Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Senior Digital Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Finance Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) .NET
2 18 (23.08%) CSS
3 17 (21.79%) .NET Core
3 17 (21.79%) .NET Framework
3 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (21.79%) Entity Framework
3 17 (21.79%) jQuery
3 17 (21.79%) React
3 17 (21.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (7.69%) XML
5 5 (6.41%) Apache Thrift
5 5 (6.41%) REST
5 5 (6.41%) SOAP
5 5 (6.41%) WSDL
6 4 (5.13%) JSON
7 3 (3.85%) GraphQL
8 1 (1.28%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.28%) Middleware
8 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) N-Tier
2 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.26%) Internet of Things
5 5 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.85%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.28%) Derivative
8 1 (1.28%) Equities
8 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (65.38%) TOGAF
2 47 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (51.28%) UML
4 37 (47.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 28 (35.90%) Analytics
5 28 (35.90%) DevOps
6 27 (34.62%) MODAF
7 25 (32.05%) Migration
7 25 (32.05%) Waterfall
8 23 (29.49%) SOA
9 22 (28.21%) Microservices
9 22 (28.21%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (24.36%) ArchiMate
11 18 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
12 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (21.79%) Machine Learning
12 17 (21.79%) MVC
12 17 (21.79%) SOLID
12 17 (21.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
1 23 (29.49%) Python
2 21 (26.92%) SQL
3 20 (25.64%) C#
3 20 (25.64%) R
4 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
5 13 (16.67%) C
6 9 (11.54%) Java
7 5 (6.41%) C++
8 3 (3.85%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Degree
2 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (21.79%) Terraform
2 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Databricks
2 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.67%) Nintex
4 8 (10.26%) BiZZdesign
5 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 5 (6.41%) VMware
6 4 (5.13%) Embarcadero
7 2 (2.56%) Capita
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle
7 2 (2.56%) Planview
8 1 (1.28%) Axway
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.28%) Sybase