The table below looks at the statistics for FastStats 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 FastStats over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apteco FastStats
Rank - 250 236
Permanent jobs citing FastStats 0 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.20% 0.029%
As % of the Applications category - 1.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £22,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.15%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +30.70%
FastStats
England

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

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1026 1177 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.12% 16.01% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 815 957 861
Average salary £34,750 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.59% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,508 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.40%

FastStats
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

FastStats Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

FastStats
Salary Trend in the North West

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

FastStats Salary Trend in the North West

FastStats
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SPSS
1 2 (100.00%) CHAID
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Statistics
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) Electronic Design Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Cluster Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) SmartFocus
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Minitab

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SPSS
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Insight Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Graduate
2 1 (50.00%) Data Insight Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Graduate Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Statistics
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) CHAID
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Electronic Design Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cluster Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Minitab