Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 608 855 1,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.31% 8.33% 8.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.59% 20.63% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 458 656 770
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,625 £68,875 £71,275
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,103 4,144 4,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.30% 40.36% 37.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,378 3,258 3,624
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,446 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 361 £47,750 +6.11% 100
Cheshire -10 103 £43,500 -8.42% 37
Lancashire -6 54 £37,500 -15.40% 20
Merseyside -8 52 £34,000 +4.62% 27
Cumbria +6 38 £32,500 -26.14% 8
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 279 (45.89%) Problem-Solving
2 174 (28.62%) SQL
3 170 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (27.30%) Microsoft
5 128 (21.05%) Finance
6 120 (19.74%) Degree
7 111 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
8 96 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 82 (13.49%) .NET
9 82 (13.49%) Windows
10 81 (13.32%) Analytics
11 79 (12.99%) Azure
12 78 (12.83%) ITIL
13 74 (12.17%) C#
14 72 (11.84%) Python
14 72 (11.84%) Self-Motivation
15 65 (10.69%) AWS
16 62 (10.20%) Retail
17 59 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
18 58 (9.54%) Java
19 57 (9.38%) Power BI
19 57 (9.38%) Power Platform
20 56 (9.21%) SDLC
20 56 (9.21%) Project Management
21 52 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 52 (8.55%) Mentoring
22 50 (8.22%) Decision-Making
23 49 (8.06%) VMware
23 49 (8.06%) Service Management
24 48 (7.89%) Linux

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.81%) SAS
4 10 (1.64%) Confluence
5 8 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.15%) IIS
7 5 (0.82%) Tornado
8 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.49%) Apache
9 3 (0.49%) CMS
10 2 (0.33%) nginx
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.33%) WordPress
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) SPSS
6 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.16%) Sketch
8 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 79 (12.99%) Azure
2 65 (10.69%) AWS
3 57 (9.38%) Power Platform
4 37 (6.09%) Office 365
5 29 (4.77%) SaaS
6 20 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (2.96%) GCP
8 15 (2.47%) IaaS
9 11 (1.81%) PaaS
10 10 (1.64%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.33%) AdWords
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon Cognito
13 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.33%) AWS CodeBuild
13 2 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
13 2 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.28%) LAN
1 26 (4.28%) WAN
2 20 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.80%) Internet
4 16 (2.63%) Firewall
5 12 (1.97%) VLAN
6 10 (1.64%) Wireless
7 9 (1.48%) DHCP
7 9 (1.48%) DNS
8 8 (1.32%) VoIP
9 6 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (0.99%) IP Telephony
9 6 (0.99%) Skype
9 6 (0.99%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.99%) VPN
10 5 (0.82%) SAN
11 4 (0.66%) Intranet
11 4 (0.66%) MPLS
12 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (9.38%) Power BI
4 52 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.80%) Big Data
10 17 (2.80%) QlikView
10 17 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (2.47%) Data Lake
12 14 (2.30%) Data Mining
12 14 (2.30%) Snowflake Schema
13 13 (2.14%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (3.95%) JIRA
2 19 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.81%) Selenium
5 8 (1.32%) Maven
6 7 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.99%) JMeter
7 6 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.99%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.82%) Postman
9 4 (0.66%) Ant
9 4 (0.66%) Subversion
9 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.33%) CF BOSH
General
1 128 (21.05%) Finance
2 62 (10.20%) Retail
3 32 (5.26%) Marketing
4 31 (5.10%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.14%) Banking
9 9 (1.48%) Military
10 8 (1.32%) Legal
11 6 (0.99%) Law
12 5 (0.82%) Billing
13 4 (0.66%) Advertising
13 4 (0.66%) Back Office
13 4 (0.66%) Publishing
14 3 (0.49%) Electronics
14 3 (0.49%) Games
14 3 (0.49%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.33%) German Language
15 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 114 (18.75%) Developer
2 113 (18.59%) Analyst
3 45 (7.40%) Architect
4 29 (4.77%) Data Analyst
4 29 (4.77%) Software Developer
5 22 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 22 (3.62%) Graduate
6 20 (3.29%) Administrator
6 20 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (2.96%) Data Scientist
8 17 (2.80%) Business Analyst
8 17 (2.80%) Consultant
8 17 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
10 15 (2.47%) Test Leader
11 14 (2.30%) Project Manager
11 14 (2.30%) Server Engineer
12 13 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (2.14%) Data Engineer
13 12 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.49%) .NET
2 30 (4.93%) Web Services
3 26 (4.28%) HTML
4 25 (4.11%) CSS
5 14 (2.30%) Natural Language Processing
6 13 (2.14%) XML
7 11 (1.81%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.81%) Node.js
8 10 (1.64%) jQuery
9 9 (1.48%) SailPoint
10 8 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.32%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.32%) LINQ
10 8 (1.32%) React
11 6 (0.99%) Gherkin
11 6 (0.99%) Laravel
11 6 (0.99%) Spring
12 5 (0.82%) Ajax
12 5 (0.82%) RESTful
12 5 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.84%) Self-Motivation
2 34 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.95%) Algorithms
4 23 (3.78%) User Experience
5 16 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.81%) NHS
8 10 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.48%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.48%) FMCG
9 9 (1.48%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.32%) BBC
10 8 (1.32%) Blog
10 8 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.15%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.15%) Replication
11 7 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.49%) Windows
2 48 (7.89%) Linux
3 25 (4.11%) Unix
4 24 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.47%) Android
7 12 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.15%) HPUX
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.66%) AIX
13 4 (0.66%) SUSE
14 3 (0.49%) Solaris
15 1 (0.16%) CentOS
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) Tizen
15 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (45.89%) Problem-Solving
2 170 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (13.32%) Analytics
5 78 (12.83%) ITIL
6 56 (9.21%) Project Management
6 56 (9.21%) SDLC
7 52 (8.55%) Mentoring
8 50 (8.22%) Decision-Making
9 49 (8.06%) Service Management
10 48 (7.89%) DevOps
11 45 (7.40%) Computer Science
12 44 (7.24%) Test Automation
13 41 (6.74%) Scrum
14 40 (6.58%) Mathematics
15 39 (6.41%) Data Analysis
16 36 (5.92%) ETL
16 36 (5.92%) Time Management
17 35 (5.76%) Change Management
18 33 (5.43%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.62%) SQL
2 74 (12.17%) C#
3 72 (11.84%) Python
4 58 (9.54%) Java
5 38 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 34 (5.59%) T-SQL
7 30 (4.93%) C++
8 27 (4.44%) R
9 19 (3.13%) C
9 19 (3.13%) PHP
10 15 (2.47%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.30%) VBA
12 12 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.81%) VB
13 11 (1.81%) X++
14 10 (1.64%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.64%) Scala
15 8 (1.32%) COBOL
15 8 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 120 (19.74%) Degree
2 36 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.96%) Master's Degree
6 15 (2.47%) CCNA
7 14 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 12 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.81%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.64%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.48%) MCSA
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (1.15%) MCITP
13 6 (0.99%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.99%) CCNP
13 6 (0.99%) MCSE
14 5 (0.82%) CISSP
14 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.74%) SLA
2 27 (4.44%) QA
3 12 (1.97%) GDPR
4 11 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.99%) COBIT
5 6 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.82%) PMO
7 2 (0.33%) GAAP
7 2 (0.33%) HL7
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.81%) Docker
4 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.48%) SCCM
2 8 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.32%) WSUS
3 7 (1.15%) vRealize
4 5 (0.82%) Terraform
5 4 (0.66%) Ansible
5 4 (0.66%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.66%) Puppet
6 3 (0.49%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.33%) Salt
7 2 (0.33%) Scalr
7 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 166 (27.30%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.06%) VMware
3 45 (7.40%) Oracle
4 33 (5.43%) Tableau
5 22 (3.62%) Cisco
6 21 (3.45%) Google
7 18 (2.96%) HP
8 16 (2.63%) Databricks
9 14 (2.30%) Citrix
9 14 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.97%) SAP
10 12 (1.97%) TOWER Software
11 10 (1.64%) Remedy
12 9 (1.48%) BeyondTrust
12 9 (1.48%) CyberArk
12 9 (1.48%) Okta
13 8 (1.32%) Xamarin
14 7 (1.15%) Mitel
14 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.15%) Talend