The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 161 168 216
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +48
Permanent jobs citing NHS 90 86 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.23% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.97% 3.61% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 77 35 19
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,771 £21,000 £33,351
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £49,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
NHS
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
2266 2381 2363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.99% 34.09% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1842 1833 1938
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NHS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

NHS Salary Trend in the North West

NHS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NHS across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

NHS Salary Histogram in the North West

NHS
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 NHS within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
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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
Manchester +16 43 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Cumbria - 21 £24,690 -
Merseyside +23 14 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Cheshire -50 8 £36,250 -19.44% 7
Lancashire +5 2 £43,500 -3.33% 4
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing NHS 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 NHS.

1 49 (42.98%) Project Management
2 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 36 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 32 (28.07%) Finance
5 31 (27.19%) SQL
6 27 (23.68%) .NET
7 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (19.30%) MS Excel
9 20 (17.54%) C#
10 19 (16.67%) CRM
11 18 (15.79%) PRINCE2
12 17 (14.91%) Informatics
13 16 (14.04%) HTML
13 16 (14.04%) Business Analysis
13 16 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
14 15 (13.16%) CSS
15 14 (12.28%) ASP.NET
15 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (12.28%) Degree
16 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
16 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
17 12 (10.53%) T-SQL
17 12 (10.53%) Migration
17 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (9.65%) MS Office
18 11 (9.65%) Scrum
18 11 (9.65%) QA
19 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing NHS 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 NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.65%) MS Office
3 8 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.75%) Wireless
3 2 (1.75%) LAN
3 2 (1.75%) VoIP
3 2 (1.75%) WAN
3 2 (1.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.88%) VPLS
4 1 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.51%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (3.51%) QlikView
6 4 (3.51%) OLAP
7 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.75%) DTS
8 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (28.07%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Law
2 7 (6.14%) Back Office
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Games
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.93%) Developer
2 14 (12.28%) IT Support
3 13 (11.40%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 11 (9.65%) Junior
6 8 (7.02%) Performance Manager
7 7 (6.14%) IT Support Technician
7 7 (6.14%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) Support Technician
7 7 (6.14%) Procurement Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Junior Project Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Business Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Designer
9 5 (4.39%) UI Designer
9 5 (4.39%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Interface Designer
9 5 (4.39%) Information Manager
9 5 (4.39%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.68%) .NET
2 16 (14.04%) HTML
3 15 (13.16%) CSS
4 14 (12.28%) ASP.NET
5 13 (11.40%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.89%) XML
7 8 (7.02%) jQuery
8 6 (5.26%) CSS3
8 6 (5.26%) HTML5
9 5 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (4.39%) XSLT
10 4 (3.51%) XSD
10 4 (3.51%) WCF
11 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.88%) Middleware
12 1 (0.88%) WinForms
12 1 (0.88%) WPF
12 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Informatics
2 8 (7.02%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) Health Informatics
5 4 (3.51%) Open Source
5 4 (3.51%) Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) DTV
6 2 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) PACS
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) BBC
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Windows
1 1 (0.88%) Android
1 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.98%) Project Management
2 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.67%) CRM
4 18 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 16 (14.04%) Business Analysis
6 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.53%) Migration
7 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.65%) Scrum
9 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.77%) Release Management
9 10 (8.77%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (7.89%) MVC
11 8 (7.02%) Time Management
11 8 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (7.02%) Separation of Concerns
12 7 (6.14%) Performance Management
12 7 (6.14%) E-Procurement
12 7 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.19%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) C#
3 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.39%) VB
6 2 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 14 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) MBA
3 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) MCITP
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.51%) HL7
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) Citrix
3 3 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (1.75%) McAfee
4 2 (1.75%) SAP
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) NetApp
5 1 (0.88%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) EMC
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