The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OO over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 39 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Permanent jobs citing OO 358 499 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.57% 7.08% 8.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 8.56% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 301 445 611
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
OO
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5500 5830 6002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.58% 82.66% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4466 4663 5124
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OO
Salary Trend in the North West

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

OO Salary Trend in the North West

OO
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OO across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

OO Salary Histogram in the North West

OO
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 OO within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(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
Manchester -5 234 £41,000 +2.50% 42
Cheshire -6 66 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Lancashire -24 26 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Merseyside -17 25 £35,000 - 8
Cumbria -3 4 £29,000 -4.91%
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing OO 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 OO.

1 406 (48.86%) JavaScript
2 404 (48.62%) HTML
3 380 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (44.52%) .NET
5 348 (41.88%) C#
6 332 (39.95%) CSS
7 282 (33.94%) MVC
8 250 (30.08%) ASP.NET
9 248 (29.84%) SQL
10 247 (29.72%) SQL Server
11 243 (29.24%) PHP
12 240 (28.88%) jQuery
13 205 (24.67%) OOP
14 202 (24.31%) MySQL
15 194 (23.35%) Java
16 191 (22.98%) TDD
17 183 (22.02%) Microsoft
18 181 (21.78%) Web Services
19 153 (18.41%) Finance
20 151 (18.17%) Scrum
20 151 (18.17%) Software Engineering
20 151 (18.17%) Degree
21 145 (17.45%) WCF
22 143 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
23 141 (16.97%) Unit Testing
24 138 (16.61%) XML
25 135 (16.25%) AngularJS
26 134 (16.13%) Windows
27 132 (15.88%) .NET Framework
28 127 (15.28%) HTML5

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (5.17%) Apache
2 41 (4.93%) CMS
3 30 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 30 (3.61%) IIS
4 28 (3.37%) Node.js
5 27 (3.25%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.17%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.93%) Drupal
7 16 (1.93%) WordPress
8 15 (1.81%) nginx
9 12 (1.44%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.60%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.24%) JBoss
14 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.32%) MS Project
3 5 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.36%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 58 (6.98%) Magento
2 11 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.20%) GitHub
4 9 (1.08%) Office 365
5 5 (0.60%) Yammer
6 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.36%) Force.com
7 2 (0.24%) SaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.45%) HTTP
2 18 (2.17%) Internet
3 7 (0.84%) Wireless
4 6 (0.72%) SSH
4 6 (0.72%) Intranet
5 5 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.48%) ATM
7 3 (0.36%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (0.24%) SMS
8 2 (0.24%) FTP
9 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.12%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (29.72%) SQL Server
2 202 (24.31%) MySQL
3 69 (8.30%) Relational Database
4 60 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (2.77%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.96%) DB2
10 8 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.72%) Redis
12 6 (0.72%) Big Data
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 80 (9.63%) NUnit
2 78 (9.39%) Git (software)
3 66 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 59 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (4.57%) JUnit
6 35 (4.21%) MSTest
7 31 (3.73%) Subversion
8 30 (3.61%) Selenium
9 25 (3.01%) Rhino Mocks
10 24 (2.89%) Cucumber
11 23 (2.77%) Ant
12 22 (2.65%) Maven
13 21 (2.53%) Eclipse
14 19 (2.29%) Moq
15 14 (1.68%) Jenkins
16 12 (1.44%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.32%) JIRA
18 10 (1.20%) TeamCity
18 10 (1.20%) PhpStorm
19 9 (1.08%) CruiseControl
General
1 153 (18.41%) Finance
2 37 (4.45%) Retail
3 26 (3.13%) Marketing
4 25 (3.01%) Games
5 21 (2.53%) Advertising
6 19 (2.29%) Banking
7 11 (1.32%) Electronics
7 11 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.08%) Publishing
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.84%) Billing
11 6 (0.72%) Music Industry
11 6 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.60%) Law
13 4 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.24%) Legal
15 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 675 (81.23%) Developer
2 201 (24.19%) .NET Developer
3 177 (21.30%) PHP Developer
4 159 (19.13%) C# Developer
5 140 (16.85%) Senior Developer
6 116 (13.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 89 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 88 (10.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 74 (8.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 74 (8.90%) Software Engineer
10 72 (8.66%) Senior C# Developer
11 66 (7.94%) Software Developer
12 62 (7.46%) Java Developer
13 56 (6.74%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 45 (5.42%) Web Developer
15 36 (4.33%) Analyst
16 35 (4.21%) Junior
16 35 (4.21%) Junior Developer
17 34 (4.09%) Lead Developer
18 21 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (48.62%) HTML
2 370 (44.52%) .NET
3 332 (39.95%) CSS
4 250 (30.08%) ASP.NET
5 240 (28.88%) jQuery
6 181 (21.78%) Web Services
7 145 (17.45%) WCF
8 143 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 138 (16.61%) XML
10 135 (16.25%) AngularJS
11 132 (15.88%) .NET Framework
12 127 (15.28%) HTML5
13 102 (12.27%) Ajax
14 84 (10.11%) SOAP
14 84 (10.11%) RESTful
15 73 (8.78%) WPF
16 68 (8.18%) LINQ
17 66 (7.94%) Entity Framework
18 64 (7.70%) CSS3
19 56 (6.74%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.58%) User Experience
2 58 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 46 (5.54%) N-Tier
4 35 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.56%) W3C
10 10 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.08%) Physics
12 8 (0.96%) iPhone
12 8 (0.96%) iPad
13 7 (0.84%) Animation
14 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 6 (0.72%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.72%) Social Media
15 5 (0.60%) Replication
15 5 (0.60%) IVR
15 5 (0.60%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 134 (16.13%) Windows
2 106 (12.76%) Linux
3 42 (5.05%) UNIX
4 25 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.65%) Android
6 12 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.60%) Windows CE
10 4 (0.48%) AIX
11 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.24%) CentOS
12 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (33.94%) MVC
3 205 (24.67%) OOP
4 191 (22.98%) TDD
5 151 (18.17%) Scrum
5 151 (18.17%) Software Engineering
6 141 (16.97%) Unit Testing
7 117 (14.08%) OOD
8 111 (13.36%) SDLC
9 109 (13.12%) Web Development
10 94 (11.31%) UML
11 85 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (10.11%) OO PHP
13 72 (8.66%) BDD
14 66 (7.94%) E-Commerce
15 61 (7.34%) Web Application Development
16 47 (5.66%) Mentoring
17 46 (5.54%) Project Management
17 46 (5.54%) Automated Testing
18 45 (5.42%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 406 (48.86%) JavaScript
2 348 (41.88%) C#
3 248 (29.84%) SQL
4 243 (29.24%) PHP
5 194 (23.35%) Java
6 104 (12.52%) C++
7 75 (9.03%) VB.NET
8 65 (7.82%) T-SQL
9 36 (4.33%) C
10 25 (3.01%) VB
11 19 (2.29%) PHP5
12 16 (1.93%) Ruby
13 11 (1.32%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.08%) Perl
14 9 (1.08%) Python
15 8 (0.96%) VB6
16 7 (0.84%) XAML
16 7 (0.84%) COBOL
16 7 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 151 (18.17%) Degree
2 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.20%) MCP
4 9 (1.08%) MCAD
4 9 (1.08%) MCSD
4 9 (1.08%) MCTS
5 6 (0.72%) HND
6 5 (0.60%) HNC
7 2 (0.24%) OCA
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.24%) OCAJ
7 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.77%) QA
2 9 (1.08%) WAI
3 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.60%) vSphere
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (0.84%) Puppet
2 6 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 5 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 183 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.15%) Zend
3 66 (7.94%) Oracle
4 12 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.32%) IBM
6 9 (1.08%) DevExpress
7 7 (0.84%) Apple
8 6 (0.72%) HP
8 6 (0.72%) Twitter
9 5 (0.60%) SAP
10 4 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.48%) Facebook
11 2 (0.24%) InterSystems
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe
12 1 (0.12%) Misys
12 1 (0.12%) Unisys
12 1 (0.12%) Cerner
12 1 (0.12%) JDA
12 1 (0.12%) McKesson
12 1 (0.12%) Siemens
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