The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 221 236 213
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs citing GAP Analysis 31 3 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.045% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.055% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 28 2 44
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £52,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £52,500 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
GAP Analysis
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GAP Analysis
Salary Trend in the North West

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

GAP Analysis Salary Trend in the North West

GAP Analysis
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

GAP Analysis Salary Histogram in the North West

GAP Analysis
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 GAP Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 -2 15 £50,000 -4.76%
Lancashire - 9 £30,000 -
Cheshire +3 3 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis.

1 29 (43.28%) SQL
2 25 (37.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (35.82%) Finance
4 22 (32.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (32.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (28.36%) CRM
6 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (20.90%) ERP
8 13 (19.40%) Data Mining
8 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
8 13 (19.40%) Campaign Management
9 12 (17.91%) PRINCE2
9 12 (17.91%) Project Management
9 12 (17.91%) Retail
10 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
11 9 (13.43%) C#
11 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
11 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
11 9 (13.43%) Epicor
11 9 (13.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (13.43%) User Stories
12 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
13 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.45%) Workflow
13 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
13 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (10.45%) Use Case
14 6 (8.96%) MS Excel

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) PowerPivot
3 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 22 (32.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (32.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (19.40%) Data Mining
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.48%) Crystal Reports
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Retail
3 9 (13.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (7.46%) Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) CRM Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Consultant
4 11 (16.42%) Business Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Software Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Developer
6 7 (10.45%) MI Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.97%) Architect
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Senior IT Security Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) UNIX
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) CRM
2 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) ERP
4 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
4 13 (19.40%) Campaign Management
5 12 (17.91%) PRINCE2
5 12 (17.91%) Project Management
6 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.43%) User Stories
8 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.45%) Workflow
9 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (10.45%) Use Case
10 4 (5.97%) Information Security
10 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.97%) UML
10 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.48%) Service Management
11 3 (4.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
2 9 (13.43%) C#
3 2 (2.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (5.97%) PCI QSA
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) CISSP
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.48%) ACCA
4 3 (4.48%) CISA
4 3 (4.48%) CISM
4 3 (4.48%) CIPFA
4 3 (4.48%) CIMA
4 3 (4.48%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
1 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.48%) HIPAA
2 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Epicor
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) RedPrairie
4 3 (4.48%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.99%) SAP