The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 33 50 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Permanent jobs citing Retail 29 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.79% 2.47% 6.09%
As % of the General category 19.59% 9.76% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 27
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,000 £24,150 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Retail
North West

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

General Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
148 123 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.54% 25.36% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 130 98 156
Average salary £35,170 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.48% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,450 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,750 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Retail
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Retail Salary Trend in Lancashire

Retail
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Retail Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Retail
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -8 4 £35,000 -
Accrington - 4 £33,000 - 4
Nelson - 4 - -
Blackburn -4 3 £40,000 +15.10% 4
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £11,000 -
Chorley - 2 £36,250 -
Burnley +3 1 £52,500 +110.00%
Rossendale - 1 £37,000 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 45 (54.88%) HTML
2 43 (52.44%) CSS
3 38 (46.34%) XML
4 35 (42.68%) CSS3
5 31 (37.80%) SQL
6 30 (36.59%) JavaScript
7 29 (35.37%) E-Commerce
8 27 (32.93%) .NET
8 27 (32.93%) jQuery
9 25 (30.49%) C#
10 22 (26.83%) PHP
10 22 (26.83%) Web Services
11 21 (25.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
12 19 (23.17%) HTML5
13 18 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (21.95%) Web Development
14 17 (20.73%) CMS
14 17 (20.73%) XSLT
14 17 (20.73%) XHTML
14 17 (20.73%) Mobile App
14 17 (20.73%) Umbraco
14 17 (20.73%) WCF
15 16 (19.51%) Classic ASP
15 16 (19.51%) T-SQL
16 15 (18.29%) SOAP
17 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
18 13 (15.85%) Project Management
19 11 (13.41%) Change Management
20 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (20.73%) CMS
1 17 (20.73%) Umbraco
2 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.44%) WordPress
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Office
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Sage 50
2 2 (2.44%) Magento
3 1 (1.22%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Broadband
1 5 (6.10%) WAN
1 5 (6.10%) RIP
1 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.10%) MPLS
1 5 (6.10%) OSPF
1 5 (6.10%) BGP
1 5 (6.10%) Wireless
1 5 (6.10%) Junos
1 5 (6.10%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.10%) Maven
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.22%) JBuilder
3 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 6 (7.32%) Back Office
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Games
2 5 (6.10%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (53.66%) Developer
2 38 (46.34%) Web Developer
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 10 (12.20%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Junior
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Junior Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Network Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Junior Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Junior Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Java Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Operations Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Junior Java Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Network Operations Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (54.88%) HTML
2 43 (52.44%) CSS
3 38 (46.34%) XML
4 35 (42.68%) CSS3
5 27 (32.93%) jQuery
5 27 (32.93%) .NET
6 22 (26.83%) Web Services
7 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
7 19 (23.17%) HTML5
8 17 (20.73%) WCF
8 17 (20.73%) XSLT
8 17 (20.73%) XHTML
9 16 (19.51%) Classic ASP
10 15 (18.29%) SOAP
11 5 (6.10%) Struts
11 5 (6.10%) Spring MVC
11 5 (6.10%) Spring
11 5 (6.10%) Hibernate
12 3 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.44%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) EPoS
6 1 (1.22%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Mobile
2 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) E-Commerce
2 18 (21.95%) Web Development
3 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
4 13 (15.85%) Project Management
5 11 (13.41%) Change Management
6 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.76%) Logistics
8 6 (7.32%) ITIL
8 6 (7.32%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.10%) MVC
9 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.88%) B2B
11 3 (3.66%) UML
12 2 (2.44%) Data Management
12 2 (2.44%) Scrum
12 2 (2.44%) Use Case
12 2 (2.44%) Test Scripting
13 1 (1.22%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) SQL
2 30 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 25 (30.49%) C#
4 22 (26.83%) PHP
5 16 (19.51%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.54%) C
7 6 (7.32%) Uniface
7 6 (7.32%) C++
7 6 (7.32%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (6.10%) JNCIA
2 5 (6.10%) LPIC
2 5 (6.10%) CCNA
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.44%) CCA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (7.32%) Sage
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco
2 5 (6.10%) Juniper
2 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.22%) Apple
5 1 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) Zend
5 1 (1.22%) Spiceworks
5 1 (1.22%) Facebook
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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