The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring 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 Refactoring over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 216 220 244
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Refactoring 36 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.26% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.34% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 33 18 3
Average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £21,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Refactoring
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
6094 5316 5702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.92% 77.61% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4500 4956
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Refactoring
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Refactoring Salary Trend in the North West

Refactoring
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Refactoring across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Refactoring Salary Histogram in the North West

Refactoring
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 Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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 -2 22 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Merseyside +15 10 £38,000 +80.95% 1
Cheshire - 4 £23,250 -
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Refactoring 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 Refactoring.

1 47 (66.20%) C#
1 47 (66.20%) .NET
2 42 (59.15%) SQL Server
3 39 (54.93%) HTML
4 37 (52.11%) ASP.NET
4 37 (52.11%) TDD
5 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
5 34 (47.89%) SQL
6 32 (45.07%) .NET Framework
7 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (42.25%) OO
9 29 (40.85%) WCF
10 28 (39.44%) Unit Testing
10 28 (39.44%) MVC
11 27 (38.03%) LINQ
12 26 (36.62%) CSS
13 25 (35.21%) jQuery
14 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (29.58%) REST
16 20 (28.17%) T-SQL
16 20 (28.17%) WPF
17 19 (26.76%) SpecFlow
18 18 (25.35%) Web Development
18 18 (25.35%) OOD
19 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
19 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 16 (22.54%) Web Services
20 16 (22.54%) Marketing
20 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
20 16 (22.54%) Pair Programming

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Refactoring 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 Refactoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.23%) WordPress
2 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (59.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.86%) MySQL
6 5 (7.04%) WhereScape RED
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) SpecFlow
2 16 (22.54%) NUnit
3 12 (16.90%) MSTest
4 10 (14.08%) Selenium
5 5 (7.04%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.41%) RSpec
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.41%) Subversion
8 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.41%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (22.54%) Marketing
2 12 (16.90%) Billing
2 12 (16.90%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Legal
4 3 (4.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (95.77%) Developer
2 24 (33.80%) Senior Developer
3 14 (19.72%) C# Developer
4 12 (16.90%) .NET Developer
5 11 (15.49%) Web Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Senior Web Developer
6 10 (14.08%) PHP Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Lead Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Graduate
10 4 (5.63%) Systems Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Graduate Developer
10 4 (5.63%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (66.20%) .NET
2 39 (54.93%) HTML
3 37 (52.11%) ASP.NET
4 32 (45.07%) .NET Framework
5 31 (43.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (40.85%) WCF
7 27 (38.03%) LINQ
8 26 (36.62%) CSS
9 25 (35.21%) jQuery
10 21 (29.58%) REST
11 20 (28.17%) WPF
12 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (22.54%) Web Services
14 15 (21.13%) XML
15 14 (19.72%) SOAP
15 14 (19.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (15.49%) RESTful
16 11 (15.49%) ADO.NET
16 11 (15.49%) XSD
16 11 (15.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) TDD
2 30 (42.25%) OO
3 28 (39.44%) MVC
3 28 (39.44%) Unit Testing
4 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (25.35%) OOD
5 18 (25.35%) Web Development
6 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
6 16 (22.54%) Pair Programming
7 15 (21.13%) Project Management
8 14 (19.72%) Time Management
8 14 (19.72%) BDD
9 13 (18.31%) ATDD
10 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
10 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (16.90%) SOA
11 11 (15.49%) Kanban
12 10 (14.08%) OWASP
12 10 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (66.20%) C#
2 34 (47.89%) SQL
2 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.17%) T-SQL
4 14 (19.72%) PHP
5 11 (15.49%) TypeScript
6 6 (8.45%) Java
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) Haskell
7 1 (1.41%) Erlang
7 1 (1.41%) F#
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) MCP
2 2 (2.82%) MCSD
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Zend
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle
4 5 (7.04%) Google
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