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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 31 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 5 4 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.29% 1.73% 7.36%
As % of the General category 6.85% 4.82% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 25
Average salary £50,000 £49,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.52% +23.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £40,650 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,850 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
73 83 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 33.49% 35.93% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 64 53 73
Average salary £47,250 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.17% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £42,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Retail Salary Histogram in Chester

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (23.53%) User Experience
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Apache
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Commerce Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) ATG
4 3 (17.65%) CMS
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Spring

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) Commerce Server
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
1 3 (17.65%) Drupal
1 3 (17.65%) WordPress
1 3 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (17.65%) nginx
1 3 (17.65%) Confluence
1 3 (17.65%) concrete5
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Head of Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Head of IT
3 3 (17.65%) Head of Operations
3 3 (17.65%) UI Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UI Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Business Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Change Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) CSS3
2 3 (17.65%) Backbone.js
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) Spring MVC
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (17.65%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (17.65%) Android Development
4 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) ATG
1 3 (17.65%) Atlassian
1 3 (17.65%) Sitecore