The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 213 233 224
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Permanent jobs citing GIS 27 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 0.65% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 24
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,150 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.11% +16.43%
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England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2399 2449 2438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.70% 34.41% 33.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 1865 1970
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Salary Trend in the North West

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

GIS Salary Trend in the North West

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Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

GIS Salary Histogram in the North West

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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 GIS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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 +22 15 £55,000 -15.05%
Cheshire +3 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Merseyside +9 2 £18,750 -53.98%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Management Information System
4 9 (24.32%) Degree
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) AutoCAD
6 7 (18.92%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
7 6 (16.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (16.22%) PHP
7 6 (16.22%) Google
7 6 (16.22%) Banking
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.51%) People Management
8 5 (13.51%) Change Control
9 4 (10.81%) Cyber Security
9 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Server Hardening
9 4 (10.81%) Wealth Management
9 4 (10.81%) C
9 4 (10.81%) C++
9 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (10.81%) Service Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing GIS 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 GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.70%) InDesign
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Legal
5 2 (5.41%) Publishing
6 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Information Manager
3 3 (8.11%) GIS Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Information Systems Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Head of Operations
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.41%) GIS Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Author
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Author
5 1 (2.70%) Risk Manager
5 1 (2.70%) CAD Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) PMI
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
5 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Change Control
6 5 (13.51%) People Management
7 4 (10.81%) Server Hardening
7 4 (10.81%) Cyber Security
7 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Wealth Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
1 6 (16.22%) PHP
2 4 (10.81%) C
2 4 (10.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) CGEIT
3 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISA
4 1 (2.70%) QiCA
4 1 (2.70%) CISMP
4 1 (2.70%) CRISC
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.81%) COBIT
2 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (5.41%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.41%) Siebel
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo