Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Artificial Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Artificial Intelligence over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 262 264
Rank change year-on-year +122 +2 +73
Permanent jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 237 101 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.25% 0.83% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 0.90% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 108 86 100
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,250 £28,700
90th Percentile £95,000 £66,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.00% +8.70%

Artificial Intelligence is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,906 11,173 12,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.57% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,330 8,984 9,743
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Artificial Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Artificial Intelligence in the North West

Artificial Intelligence
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Artificial Intelligence in the North West

Artificial Intelligence
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence in the North West over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Artificial Intelligence in the North West

Artificial Intelligence
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 Artificial Intelligence within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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 +90 165 £53,750 +26.47% 21
Cheshire +36 30 £32,500 -18.75% 12
Lancashire +2 24 - - 1
Merseyside +8 18 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Artificial Intelligence
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 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 Artificial Intelligence.

1 138 (58.23%) Machine Learning
2 110 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (30.80%) Azure
5 70 (29.54%) Computer Science
6 66 (27.85%) JavaScript
6 66 (27.85%) Data Science
7 65 (27.43%) AWS
8 61 (25.74%) CSS
8 61 (25.74%) Python
9 60 (25.32%) HTML
10 59 (24.89%) Test Automation
11 57 (24.05%) Microsoft
12 56 (23.63%) SDLC
13 51 (21.52%) Mentoring
14 50 (21.10%) DevOps
15 49 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (20.68%) Degree
16 48 (20.25%) User Experience
16 48 (20.25%) Node.js
17 47 (19.83%) RESTful
18 46 (19.41%) OO
19 44 (18.57%) Data Structures
20 43 (18.14%) Microservices
20 43 (18.14%) Software Engineering
21 42 (17.72%) Broadband
21 42 (17.72%) Docker
21 42 (17.72%) TypeScript
22 41 (17.30%) Strategic Thinking
22 41 (17.30%) PHP

Artificial Intelligence
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 20 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.69%) Confluence
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.69%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.69%) Stata
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (30.80%) Azure
2 65 (27.43%) AWS
3 40 (16.88%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (10.13%) Power Platform
5 18 (7.59%) GCP
6 15 (6.33%) Office 365
7 10 (4.22%) Serverless
8 4 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.69%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.69%) SaaS
9 2 (0.84%) G Suite
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.42%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.42%) GitHub
10 1 (0.42%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.72%) Broadband
2 20 (8.44%) Wireless
3 12 (5.06%) DNS
3 12 (5.06%) Firewall
3 12 (5.06%) VLAN
4 6 (2.53%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.53%) Internet
4 6 (2.53%) MQTT
5 3 (1.27%) Network Security
6 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.66%) Big Data
2 24 (10.13%) Power BI
3 21 (8.86%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (5.49%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.64%) Data Mining
9 10 (4.22%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.27%) Essbase
13 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.84%) GIS
14 2 (0.84%) Mixpanel
14 2 (0.84%) QlikView
15 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (4.22%) GitLab
2 8 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.95%) JIRA
4 3 (1.27%) Selenium
4 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.42%) JMeter
6 1 (0.42%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.42%) JUnit
6 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.42%) Maven
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.42%) TestNG
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (12.24%) Finance
2 23 (9.70%) Retail
3 17 (7.17%) Games
4 14 (5.91%) Banking
5 10 (4.22%) Automotive
5 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.27%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (27.85%) Developer
2 53 (22.36%) Software Engineer
3 40 (16.88%) Development Engineer
4 32 (13.50%) Software Development Engineer
5 30 (12.66%) Senior Software Engineer
6 26 (10.97%) Senior Development Engineer
7 20 (8.44%) Data Scientist
8 18 (7.59%) Principal Engineer
8 18 (7.59%) Senior Software Development Engineer
9 12 (5.06%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.06%) Network Systems Engineer
9 12 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Architect
10 11 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (4.22%) Principal Software Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Analyst
12 9 (3.80%) Embedded Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.74%) CSS
2 60 (25.32%) HTML
3 48 (20.25%) Node.js
4 47 (19.83%) RESTful
5 40 (16.88%) GraphQL
6 31 (13.08%) Natural Language Processing
7 29 (12.24%) React
8 28 (11.81%) AngularJS
9 27 (11.39%) TensorFlow
10 26 (10.97%) .NET
11 22 (9.28%) CSS3
12 11 (4.64%) OpenCV
13 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET
14 8 (3.38%) scikit-learn
15 7 (2.95%) HTML5
16 6 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (2.53%) Sass
17 5 (2.11%) jQuery
17 5 (2.11%) LESS
17 5 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 79 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (20.25%) User Experience
3 44 (18.57%) Data Structures
4 31 (13.08%) Smartphone
5 23 (9.70%) Algorithms
6 21 (8.86%) Robotics
7 9 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.53%) Internet of Things
9 5 (2.11%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.42%) Life Science
13 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.08%) Linux
2 18 (7.59%) Windows
3 13 (5.49%) Android
4 12 (5.06%) CentOS
4 12 (5.06%) Mac OS X
4 12 (5.06%) Ubuntu
4 12 (5.06%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.84%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (58.23%) Machine Learning
2 110 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (29.54%) Computer Science
4 66 (27.85%) Data Science
5 59 (24.89%) Test Automation
6 56 (23.63%) SDLC
7 51 (21.52%) Mentoring
8 50 (21.10%) DevOps
9 49 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (19.41%) OO
11 43 (18.14%) Microservices
11 43 (18.14%) Software Engineering
12 41 (17.30%) Strategic Thinking
13 40 (16.88%) API Design
13 40 (16.88%) Mobile First
13 40 (16.88%) OOD
13 40 (16.88%) Responsive Web Design
13 40 (16.88%) Service Design
14 36 (15.19%) Technical Leadership
15 34 (14.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.85%) JavaScript
2 61 (25.74%) Python
3 42 (17.72%) TypeScript
4 41 (17.30%) PHP
5 40 (16.88%) ES6
6 39 (16.46%) SQL
7 28 (11.81%) C#
8 27 (11.39%) Java
9 22 (9.28%) JSX
10 20 (8.44%) MATLAB
11 18 (7.59%) C++
12 17 (7.17%) C
13 12 (5.06%) Bash Shell
13 12 (5.06%) PowerShell
14 11 (4.64%) R
15 3 (1.27%) Scala
15 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.27%) XAML
16 2 (0.84%) VB
16 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (20.68%) Degree
2 14 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.06%) DV Cleared
3 12 (5.06%) MCSA
3 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.06%) RHCA
4 9 (3.80%) PhD
5 6 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.27%) MBA
6 3 (1.27%) Postgraduate
6 3 (1.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.53%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (17.72%) Docker
2 12 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.06%) pfSense
2 12 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.42%) IAG
Systems Management
1 13 (5.49%) Ansible
2 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.84%) Ambari
3 2 (0.84%) Terraform
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.06%) Aruba
2 12 (5.06%) Cisco
2 12 (5.06%) CommVault
2 12 (5.06%) Dell
2 12 (5.06%) HP
2 12 (5.06%) Meraki
2 12 (5.06%) Red Hat
2 12 (5.06%) VMware
2 12 (5.06%) WatchGuard
3 8 (3.38%) Google
4 7 (2.95%) Oracle
4 7 (2.95%) Tableau
5 6 (2.53%) Splunk
6 5 (2.11%) IBM
7 4 (1.69%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.27%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (1.27%) Cognos
8 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.27%) SAP