The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 707 632 594
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -38
Permanent jobs citing Cocoa 198 244 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.58% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 158 210 283
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42972 42310 47427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.67% 39.74% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 36133 36763 41645
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK.

Cocoa Salary Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cocoa over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Cocoa Salary Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
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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
England -77 177 £45,000 - 20
London -39 90 £60,000 +9.09% 10
City of London +9 41 £55,000 +7.31% 2
South East -12 24 £37,500 +7.14% 4
South West -19 24 £42,750 -5.00% 1
North West -12 20 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Manchester +4 19 £40,000 +30.08% 3
Bristol 0 17 £35,000 -22.22%
Scotland -9 14 £55,000 +14.58% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £38,750 +40.90%
East of England -18 11 £38,750 -18.42%
Peterborough - 10 £42,500 -
East Midlands -27 7 £36,000 -4.00%
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £34,000 -28.42%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £34,000 -
Hampshire -19 6 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Bath - 6 £47,500 - 1
Somerset - 6 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire -1 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheadle - 5 - -
Portsmouth -21 4 £36,250 +3.57%
Lincolnshire - 4 £31,000 -
Grimsby - 4 £31,000 -
Oxfordshire +2 3 £45,000 -5.26%
Glasgow -19 3 £55,000 +14.58% 5
Reading - 3 £35,000 -
Kent +3 2 £40,000 +3.22%
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £42,000 +23.52%
Nottingham -2 2 £42,000 +23.52%
Cambridge -6 2 £37,500 +20.00%

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cocoa 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 Cocoa.

1 369 (92.25%) Objective-C
2 365 (91.25%) Apple iOS
3 335 (83.75%) iOS Development
4 199 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (45.50%) iOS SDK
6 170 (42.50%) Cocoa Touch
7 168 (42.00%) Android
8 156 (39.00%) Mobile App
9 154 (38.50%) Xcode
10 153 (38.25%) OO
11 141 (35.25%) iPhone
12 114 (28.50%) Scrum
13 112 (28.00%) JSON
14 106 (26.50%) Java
15 101 (25.25%) iPad
16 93 (23.25%) HTML
17 90 (22.50%) XML
18 85 (21.25%) Apple
19 84 (21.00%) TDD
20 78 (19.50%) Web Services
21 76 (19.00%) OOP
22 75 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
22 75 (18.75%) Android Development
23 74 (18.50%) UIKit
24 68 (17.00%) JavaScript
25 63 (15.75%) CSS
26 59 (14.75%) REST
26 59 (14.75%) User Experience
27 54 (13.50%) SOAP
27 54 (13.50%) Windows

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cocoa 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 Cocoa. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.50%) CMS
2 3 (0.75%) Drupal
2 3 (0.75%) WordPress
3 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 7 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.00%) HTTP
2 13 (3.25%) NFC
3 10 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.75%) SQLite
2 12 (3.00%) MySQL
3 7 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 154 (38.50%) Xcode
2 36 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 35 (8.75%) Subversion
4 29 (7.25%) Eclipse
5 13 (3.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.50%) Hudson
6 10 (2.50%) NUnit
6 10 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.00%) IntelliJ
7 8 (2.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 5 (1.25%) Maven
9 4 (1.00%) Gradle
10 3 (0.75%) JIRA
11 2 (0.50%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.25%) Flash Builder
12 1 (0.25%) JBehave
12 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.25%) eggPlant
12 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 52 (13.00%) Finance
2 28 (7.00%) Retail
3 24 (6.00%) Marketing
4 22 (5.50%) Publishing
4 22 (5.50%) Games
5 19 (4.75%) Banking
6 15 (3.75%) Legal
7 12 (3.00%) Automotive
8 9 (2.25%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.75%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.50%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (92.50%) Developer
2 290 (72.50%) iOS Developer
3 96 (24.00%) Mobile Developer
4 50 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 45 (11.25%) Senior iOS Developer
6 23 (5.75%) Android Developer
7 11 (2.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 11 (2.75%) iPhone Developer
8 10 (2.50%) Lead Developer
8 10 (2.50%) Java Developer
8 10 (2.50%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.00%) UI Developer
9 8 (2.00%) UI Programmer
10 7 (1.75%) Project Manager
11 6 (1.50%) Junior
11 6 (1.50%) Software Engineer
11 6 (1.50%) Junior Developer
12 5 (1.25%) Development Team Leader
12 5 (1.25%) Technical Manager
12 5 (1.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (45.50%) iOS SDK
2 170 (42.50%) Cocoa Touch
3 112 (28.00%) JSON
4 93 (23.25%) HTML
5 90 (22.50%) XML
6 78 (19.50%) Web Services
7 74 (18.50%) UIKit
8 63 (15.75%) CSS
9 59 (14.75%) REST
10 54 (13.50%) SOAP
11 50 (12.50%) .NET
12 42 (10.50%) Android SDK
13 38 (9.50%) RESTful
14 33 (8.25%) HTML5
15 30 (7.50%) OpenGL
16 21 (5.25%) Xamarin.iOS
17 19 (4.75%) Ajax
18 17 (4.25%) J2ME
19 16 (4.00%) J2EE
20 15 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 156 (39.00%) Mobile App
2 141 (35.25%) iPhone
3 101 (25.25%) iPad
4 59 (14.75%) User Experience
5 53 (13.25%) Social Network
6 44 (11.00%) Blackberry
7 43 (10.75%) Computer Science
8 30 (7.50%) Social Media
9 13 (3.25%) Mobile Banking
10 12 (3.00%) N-Tier
10 12 (3.00%) Animation
11 11 (2.75%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (2.75%) Client/Server
11 11 (2.75%) Open Source
12 10 (2.50%) Online Games
13 8 (2.00%) Smartphone
14 5 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (1.00%) Derivative
15 4 (1.00%) Spread Betting
15 4 (1.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 365 (91.25%) Apple iOS
2 168 (42.00%) Android
3 54 (13.50%) Windows
4 33 (8.25%) Windows Phone
5 16 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
6 11 (2.75%) Mac OS
7 10 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.00%) webOS
9 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (83.75%) iOS Development
2 199 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (38.25%) OO
4 114 (28.50%) Scrum
5 84 (21.00%) TDD
6 76 (19.00%) OOP
7 75 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (18.75%) Android Development
8 49 (12.25%) Mobile Application Development
9 39 (9.75%) MVC
10 38 (9.50%) Software Engineering
11 31 (7.75%) E-Commerce
12 26 (6.50%) Kanban
12 26 (6.50%) Memory Management
13 24 (6.00%) Multithreading
14 21 (5.25%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.25%) OOD
16 13 (3.25%) Regression Testing
16 13 (3.25%) BDD
17 12 (3.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 369 (92.25%) Objective-C
2 106 (26.50%) Java
3 68 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 54 (13.50%) C#
5 51 (12.75%) C++
6 35 (8.75%) C
7 20 (5.00%) Ruby
8 17 (4.25%) PHP
9 15 (3.75%) SQL
9 15 (3.75%) Python
10 14 (3.50%) Perl
11 10 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.25%) VB
13 8 (2.00%) XAML
14 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.75%) PowerHouse
15 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.25%) Scala
16 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
16 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 53 (13.25%) Degree
2 1 (0.25%) ISEB
2 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 85 (21.25%) Apple
2 33 (8.25%) Facebook
3 28 (7.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.50%) Google
5 21 (5.25%) Xamarin
6 17 (4.25%) Twitter
7 6 (1.50%) Sencha
8 4 (1.00%) VMware
9 3 (0.75%) Zend
10 2 (0.50%) SAP
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe
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