The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 237 240 218
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Permanent jobs citing GIS 19 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.70% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 9
Average salary £42,500 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,750 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1849 2000 1786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.74% 27.25% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1424 1662 1496
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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England

GIS
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 10 £42,500 +31.78%
Cheshire 0 6 £52,500 +76.47%
Lancashire - 2 £145,000 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
3 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
4 10 (28.57%) Windows
4 10 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 9 (25.71%) Business Continuity
6 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
6 8 (22.86%) Replication
6 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (22.86%) SLA
6 8 (22.86%) SAN
6 8 (22.86%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (17.14%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
8 6 (17.14%) ArcGIS
8 6 (17.14%) Ajax
8 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) Open Source
9 5 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (14.29%) JMeter

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (22.86%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (17.14%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
1 5 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
1 5 (14.29%) JMeter
1 5 (14.29%) WinRunner
1 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) SQL DBA
2 8 (22.86%) DBA
2 8 (22.86%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) GIS Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Ajax
2 1 (2.86%) Google Maps API
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
1 8 (22.86%) Replication
2 5 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Business Continuity
2 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (17.14%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
3 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Data Management
8 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
8 1 (2.86%) CAD
8 1 (2.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) PMP
1 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Citrix
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Siebel
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.86%) Google