The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 20 14 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +37
Permanent jobs citing Retail 8 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.52% 13.55% 2.93%
As % of the General category 11.27% 35.37% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 12
Average salary £50,000 £39,900 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.31% +14.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Retail
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
71 82 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.11% 38.32% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 52 40 81
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Retail
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the Chester region.

Retail Salary Trend in Chester

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (33.33%) nginx
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (16.67%) Operations Management
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (8.33%) Email Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Online Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) CSS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Head of Operations
2 2 (16.67%) Head of IT
2 2 (16.67%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing Executive
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing Campaign Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing Executive
3 1 (8.33%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (8.33%) Email Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Online Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft