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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 232 208 226
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Permanent jobs citing GIS 20 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.66% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 22
Average salary £33,750 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.55% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £27,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,550 £58,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
GIS
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
1891 1807 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.42% 26.38% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1470 1492 1655
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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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 August 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 29 August 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
Cheshire -10 13 £32,500 -32.64%
Manchester -8 3 £71,500 +121.70%
Merseyside +4 2 £41,500 +48.21%
GIS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) Degree
3 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) HTML
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.22%) Finance
5 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
5 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) Information Security
6 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (13.89%) QA
7 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.89%) HTML5
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle
7 5 (13.89%) MS Office
7 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
7 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
7 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.89%) SOA
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle Forms

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (13.89%) Oracle Spatial
2 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.78%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.78%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) DBA
3 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Trainee
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.56%) GIS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) HTML5
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.33%) WPF
4 3 (8.33%) Silverlight
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.78%) Yii
5 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.78%) Sass
5 1 (2.78%) LESS
5 1 (2.78%) Leaflet
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) Google Maps API
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
4 4 (11.11%) Replication
5 3 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
2 6 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
3 5 (13.89%) SOA
3 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (11.11%) Web Development
4 4 (11.11%) SIEM
4 4 (11.11%) Cyber Security
4 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.33%) ITSM
5 3 (8.33%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) Android Development
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) ABAP
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) PMP
2 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.33%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) ESRI
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 3 (8.33%) Sun
4 3 (8.33%) Mapinfo
5 2 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Axway
6 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Adobe