The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa 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 Cocoa over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 228 224 212
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Cocoa 24 14 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.20% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.43% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 33
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Cocoa
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3283 3273 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.13% 47.78% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2777 2934 3169
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cocoa across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cocoa
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Cocoa Salary Trend in the North West

Cocoa
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cocoa across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Cocoa Salary Histogram in the North West

Cocoa
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 Cocoa within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Manchester +9 22 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Cheshire -17 2 £37,500 +10.29%
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cocoa 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 Cocoa.

1 42 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 40 (95.24%) Objective-C
3 34 (80.95%) UIKit
4 32 (76.19%) iOS Development
5 28 (66.67%) Xcode
6 27 (64.29%) OO
6 27 (64.29%) Cocoa Touch
7 26 (61.90%) iPhone
8 25 (59.52%) iOS SDK
9 22 (52.38%) Mobile App
10 21 (50.00%) TDD
11 20 (47.62%) Android
12 19 (45.24%) iPad
13 18 (42.86%) JSON
14 16 (38.10%) RESTful
14 16 (38.10%) XML
15 14 (33.33%) Web Services
15 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
15 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (28.57%) Degree
16 12 (28.57%) HTML
16 12 (28.57%) OOP
16 12 (28.57%) Apple
17 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
18 10 (23.81%) Windows Phone
18 10 (23.81%) Windows Phone 8
18 10 (23.81%) .NET
18 10 (23.81%) CSS
18 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
18 10 (23.81%) Windows

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cocoa 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 Cocoa. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (66.67%) Xcode
2 5 (11.90%) NUnit
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (16.67%) Publishing
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (71.43%) iOS Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Android Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Junior iOS Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Junior Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Graduate
4 2 (4.76%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (80.95%) UIKit
2 27 (64.29%) Cocoa Touch
3 25 (59.52%) iOS SDK
4 18 (42.86%) JSON
5 16 (38.10%) RESTful
5 16 (38.10%) XML
6 14 (33.33%) Web Services
7 12 (28.57%) HTML
8 10 (23.81%) .NET
8 10 (23.81%) CSS
9 8 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (16.67%) Core Animation
11 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
11 5 (11.90%) Xamarin.iOS
12 2 (4.76%) PhoneGap
12 2 (4.76%) Android SDK
12 2 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (61.90%) iPhone
2 22 (52.38%) Mobile App
3 19 (45.24%) iPad
4 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
5 7 (16.67%) Animation
6 5 (11.90%) Social Media
7 3 (7.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 20 (47.62%) Android
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Phone 8
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) iOS Development
2 27 (64.29%) OO
3 21 (50.00%) TDD
4 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (28.57%) OOP
6 9 (21.43%) Android Development
6 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 8 (19.05%) Kanban
8 6 (14.29%) Scrum
9 5 (11.90%) MVVM
10 1 (2.38%) BDD
10 1 (2.38%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (95.24%) Objective-C
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby
4 7 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Apple
2 5 (11.90%) Facebook
2 5 (11.90%) Xamarin
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
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