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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apteco FastStats
Rank 228 253 250
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Permanent jobs citing FastStats 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.014% 0.045%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.26% 0.17% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £19,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £45,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-38.88% +34.32%
FastStats
England

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

Business Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
390 597 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.96% 8.47% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 309 491 481
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 Business 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
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 FastStats within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Cheshire +25 1 £19,000 -52.50%
FastStats
England

FastStats
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) SPSS
1 3 (100.00%) Minitab
1 3 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Cluster Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) CHAID
2 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) SmartFocus

FastStats
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SPSS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) CHAID
2 2 (66.67%) Cluster Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) R
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Minitab
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft