The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 241 220 238
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 14 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the General category 0.46% 0.73% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 16
Average salary £42,279 £57,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.47% +64.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,951 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £82,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,279 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +18.57%
Local Government
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3052 2586 2635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.53% 37.68% 35.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2433 2128 2199
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Local Government
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Salary Trend in the North West

Local Government
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Local Government across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Local Government Salary Histogram in the North West

Local Government
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 Local Government within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 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 -20 7 £42,279 -16.63% 1
Manchester -15 4 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Lancashire - 3 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Local Government 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 Local Government.

1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Programme Management
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (20.00%) Process Management
3 6 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Apache
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
4 5 (16.67%) MySQL
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Nagios
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (16.67%) SMTP
4 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (16.67%) Replication
4 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (16.67%) Varnish
4 5 (16.67%) tcpdump

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Local Government 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 Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) nginx
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) SMTP
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) tcpdump
1 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
1 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (13.33%) EDMS
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.33%) BODI
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Architect
2 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Business Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) APACS
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) EMV
4 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Programme Management
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (20.00%) Process Management
3 6 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.33%) Document Management
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
1 5 (16.67%) PHP
1 5 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) MBA
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Varnish
1 5 (16.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Nagios
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
1 5 (16.67%) SCOM
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix