The table below looks at the statistics for CMS 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 CMS 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
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 138 105 128
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +23
Permanent jobs citing CMS 109 178 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 2.52% 2.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.91% 12.47% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 95 163 127
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £40,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
CMS
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1224 1427 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.27% 20.23% 17.73%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1164 1112
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CMS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

CMS Salary Trend in the North West

CMS
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

CMS Salary Histogram in the North West

CMS
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 CMS 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 -33 76 £33,500 +2.29% 24
Cheshire -16 18 £35,000 +2.94% 18
Lancashire +7 7 £23,500 -15.44% 1
Merseyside +1 4 £34,000 +0.74% 7
Cumbria -5 2 £28,750 -4.16%
CMS
England

CMS
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 CMS 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 CMS.

1 251 (82.03%) HTML
2 239 (78.10%) CSS
3 219 (71.57%) JavaScript
4 202 (66.01%) jQuery
5 129 (42.16%) PHP
6 127 (41.50%) HTML5
7 116 (37.91%) .NET
8 111 (36.27%) WordPress
9 108 (35.29%) MVC
10 102 (33.33%) C#
11 98 (32.03%) MySQL
11 98 (32.03%) CSS3
12 97 (31.70%) SQL
13 89 (29.08%) ASP.NET
14 88 (28.76%) SQL Server
15 84 (27.45%) Marketing
16 78 (25.49%) Umbraco
17 64 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (19.61%) Web Development
19 58 (18.95%) Web Design
20 57 (18.63%) Microsoft
21 55 (17.97%) Photoshop
22 53 (17.32%) Git (software)
23 52 (16.99%) E-Commerce
24 48 (15.69%) User Experience
25 47 (15.36%) Sitecore CMS
25 47 (15.36%) Sitecore
25 47 (15.36%) Linux
26 44 (14.38%) EPiServer
27 42 (13.73%) Magento

CMS
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 CMS 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 CMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 111 (36.27%) WordPress
2 78 (25.49%) Umbraco
3 47 (15.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 27 (8.82%) Joomla!
4 27 (8.82%) Drupal
5 17 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 16 (5.23%) IIS
7 9 (2.94%) Sitefinity
8 8 (2.61%) Node.js
8 8 (2.61%) Apache
9 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.65%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) Moodle
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
11 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 55 (17.97%) Photoshop
2 22 (7.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (5.88%) MS Excel
4 15 (4.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.94%) MS Office
7 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (13.73%) Magento
2 10 (3.27%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.63%) Tridion
3 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Shopify
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.11%) Internet
2 11 (3.59%) HTTP
3 8 (2.61%) SSH
4 7 (2.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.65%) SSL
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) SMTP
6 1 (0.33%) SNMP
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (32.03%) MySQL
2 88 (28.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.65%) DB2
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (17.32%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.44%) Visual Studio
3 34 (11.11%) Subversion
4 27 (8.82%) JIRA
5 14 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (4.25%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.92%) NUnit
8 11 (3.59%) Flash Builder
9 10 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.94%) Grunt
11 8 (2.61%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.98%) MSTest
12 3 (0.98%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 84 (27.45%) Marketing
2 26 (8.50%) Advertising
3 22 (7.19%) Finance
4 7 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.31%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.98%) Retail
6 3 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 247 (80.72%) Developer
2 74 (24.18%) PHP Developer
3 58 (18.95%) Web Developer
4 41 (13.40%) .NET Developer
5 35 (11.44%) Front-End Developer
6 30 (9.80%) Junior
7 25 (8.17%) Junior Developer
8 20 (6.54%) Junior PHP Developer
8 20 (6.54%) Designer
9 17 (5.56%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
9 17 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
10 15 (4.90%) C# Developer
10 15 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.92%) CMS Developer
12 12 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.94%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.94%) Analyst
13 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (82.03%) HTML
2 239 (78.10%) CSS
3 202 (66.01%) jQuery
4 127 (41.50%) HTML5
5 116 (37.91%) .NET
6 98 (32.03%) CSS3
7 89 (29.08%) ASP.NET
8 40 (13.07%) XML
9 32 (10.46%) Ajax
10 31 (10.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 30 (9.80%) AngularJS
11 30 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (9.48%) CodeIgniter
13 28 (9.15%) .NET Framework
14 25 (8.17%) XHTML
14 25 (8.17%) Backbone.js
15 21 (6.86%) Modernizr
16 19 (6.21%) Web Services
17 18 (5.88%) Zend Framework
17 18 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.69%) User Experience
2 29 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 29 (9.48%) Social Media
3 22 (7.19%) W3C
4 13 (4.25%) Graphic Design
5 10 (3.27%) Open Source
6 9 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.61%) Photography
8 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.31%) Animation
10 4 (1.31%) Video Editing
10 4 (1.31%) FMCG
11 3 (0.98%) Blog
11 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.65%) Copywriting
12 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.36%) Linux
2 18 (5.88%) Windows
3 10 (3.27%) Android
4 9 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.29%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (35.29%) MVC
2 64 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (19.61%) Web Development
4 58 (18.95%) Web Design
5 52 (16.99%) E-Commerce
6 41 (13.40%) Content Management
7 39 (12.75%) OOP
7 39 (12.75%) Email Marketing
7 39 (12.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 38 (12.42%) CRM
9 36 (11.76%) OO
10 31 (10.13%) SEO
11 30 (9.80%) TDD
11 30 (9.80%) Scrum
12 22 (7.19%) BDD
13 21 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (4.90%) Mentoring
16 14 (4.58%) OO PHP
16 14 (4.58%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 219 (71.57%) JavaScript
2 129 (42.16%) PHP
3 102 (33.33%) C#
4 97 (31.70%) SQL
5 25 (8.17%) PHP5
6 8 (2.61%) VBScript
7 5 (1.63%) Java
7 5 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.31%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.33%) Delphi
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.19%) Degree
2 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.61%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 57 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.36%) Sitecore
3 44 (14.38%) EPiServer
4 40 (13.07%) Adobe
5 32 (10.46%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (10.46%) Zend
6 23 (7.52%) Google
7 21 (6.86%) Eloqua
8 17 (5.56%) Twitter
9 11 (3.59%) SAP
10 9 (2.94%) Facebook
11 6 (1.96%) Oracle
12 4 (1.31%) Ektron
13 3 (0.98%) hybris
13 3 (0.98%) IBM
13 3 (0.98%) Endeca
14 2 (0.65%) Stellent
15 1 (0.33%) RedDot
15 1 (0.33%) VMware
15 1 (0.33%) Omniture
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