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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 234 221 219
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Cocoa 19 16 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.23% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.48% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 29
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 £24,200 £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
3154 3311 3537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.32% 48.03% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2681 2977 3186
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +11 18 £35,000 +13.82% 4
Cheshire -19 1 £40,000 +17.64%
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 35 (94.59%) Objective-C
3 29 (78.38%) UIKit
4 27 (72.97%) iOS Development
5 26 (70.27%) OO
5 26 (70.27%) Cocoa Touch
6 25 (67.57%) iPhone
7 22 (59.46%) Xcode
7 22 (59.46%) iOS SDK
8 20 (54.05%) Android
9 19 (51.35%) TDD
9 19 (51.35%) iPad
9 19 (51.35%) Mobile App
10 16 (43.24%) JSON
11 14 (37.84%) XML
11 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (37.84%) RESTful
12 12 (32.43%) HTML
12 12 (32.43%) Web Services
12 12 (32.43%) OOP
12 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
13 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
14 10 (27.03%) .NET
14 10 (27.03%) CSS
14 10 (27.03%) Windows
14 10 (27.03%) Apple
14 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
14 10 (27.03%) Degree
14 10 (27.03%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (27.03%) Windows Phone

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (13.51%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Xcode
2 5 (13.51%) NUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (16.22%) Publishing
2 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (100.00%) Developer
2 25 (67.57%) iOS Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (78.38%) UIKit
2 26 (70.27%) Cocoa Touch
3 22 (59.46%) iOS SDK
4 16 (43.24%) JSON
5 14 (37.84%) RESTful
5 14 (37.84%) XML
6 12 (32.43%) HTML
6 12 (32.43%) Web Services
7 10 (27.03%) .NET
7 10 (27.03%) CSS
8 7 (18.92%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.51%) Xamarin.iOS
10 3 (8.11%) Core Animation
11 2 (5.41%) HTML5
11 2 (5.41%) PhoneGap
11 2 (5.41%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 25 (67.57%) iPhone
2 19 (51.35%) iPad
2 19 (51.35%) Mobile App
3 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
4 5 (13.51%) Social Media
5 3 (8.11%) Handset
5 3 (8.11%) Animation
6 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 20 (54.05%) Android
3 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Phone 8
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) iOS Development
2 26 (70.27%) OO
3 19 (51.35%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (32.43%) OOP
5 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
6 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
6 9 (24.32%) Android Development
7 8 (21.62%) Kanban
8 6 (16.22%) Scrum
9 5 (13.51%) MVVM
10 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
11 1 (2.70%) BDD
11 1 (2.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 35 (94.59%) Objective-C
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) Ruby
4 3 (8.11%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Apple
2 5 (13.51%) Facebook
2 5 (13.51%) Xamarin
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
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