The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Progress Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 243 242 275
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +33
Permanent jobs citing Progress 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.029% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.065% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Progress
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3260 3080 3623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.25% 45.35% 45.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2769 2588 3205
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Progress
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Progress Salary Trend in the North West

Progress
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Progress across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Progress Salary Histogram in the North West

Progress
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 Progress within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester - 5 £35,000 -
Cheshire -6 2 - -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) OpenEdge
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Orchard
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) RPG
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Progress 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 Progress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) OpenEdge
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Progress Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
5 1 (12.50%) Programmer
5 1 (12.50%) Progress Programmer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) IT Support
5 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) RPG
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Mitel
1 1 (12.50%) Orchard