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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 231 221 234
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Permanent jobs citing GIS 16 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.29% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 10
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,150 £58,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -8.28%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1912 1934 2011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.80% 26.68% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1611 1739
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
GIS
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 29 July 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 July 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
(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 -14 7 £32,500 -35.00%
Manchester +11 4 £64,750 +91.85%
Merseyside -1 4 £40,750 +45.53%
GIS
England

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
4 9 (25.71%) C#
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
5 7 (20.00%) SLA
5 7 (20.00%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) SAN
5 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.00%) Replication
5 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
6 6 (17.14%) Finance
6 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
7 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle
7 5 (14.29%) CSS
7 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
7 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) SOA
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (11.43%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) DBA
1 7 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.71%) GIS Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) HTML5
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.57%) WPF
5 3 (8.57%) Silverlight
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.71%) Google Maps API
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) Yii
7 1 (2.86%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.86%) Sass
7 1 (2.86%) LESS
7 1 (2.86%) Leaflet
7 1 (2.86%) Classic ASP
7 1 (2.86%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) Middleware
7 1 (2.86%) Ajax
7 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Replication
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 7 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 5 (14.29%) SOA
2 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Web Development
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.57%) ITSM
4 3 (8.57%) MVC
4 3 (8.57%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
4 3 (8.57%) MVVM
4 3 (8.57%) Android Development
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) PMP
2 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.57%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) VMware
1 7 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Mapinfo
4 2 (5.71%) ESRI
4 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.71%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Axway
5 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.86%) Sun