The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 238 241 253
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 3 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.045% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £24,906 £35,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.84% -18.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,381 £29,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,981 £35,000 £54,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +31.57%
Benchmarking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5592 5848 5899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.49% 82.90% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4525 4762 4869
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Benchmarking
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Benchmarking Salary Trend in the North West

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Benchmarking Salary Histogram in the North West

Benchmarking
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Manchester -14 1 £24,906 -28.84% 1
Cheshire - 1 £18,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 16 (61.54%) IBM
2 15 (57.69%) Project Management
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 13 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 13 (50.00%) Data Management
4 13 (50.00%) Brocade
4 13 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 13 (50.00%) Symantec
4 13 (50.00%) NetApp
4 13 (50.00%) Middleware
4 13 (50.00%) HP
4 13 (50.00%) EMC
4 13 (50.00%) SLA
4 13 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) Lotus
6 5 (19.23%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (3.85%) Content Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Windchill
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Storage Specialist
2 8 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Data Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Project Management
2 13 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (50.00%) Data Management
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Process Management
4 1 (3.85%) PDM
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
4 1 (3.85%) CAD
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) HNC
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) Symantec
2 13 (50.00%) Brocade
2 13 (50.00%) HP
2 13 (50.00%) EMC
2 13 (50.00%) NetApp
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft