The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Client Server
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 187 196
Rank change year-on-year -42 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Client/Server 18 49 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 2.22% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 34
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £20,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.65% +6.49%  

Client/Server is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2434 2207 2379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.95% 38.82% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1802 1906
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £24,263
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Client/Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in the North West

Client/Server
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Client/Server in the North West

Client/Server
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Client/Server in the North West

Client/Server
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 Client/Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -42 7 £42,500 +21.42%
Cheshire 0 6 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Merseyside -8 3 £33,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £18,000 - 1
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Client/Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
4 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 9 (26.47%) Internet
5 8 (23.53%) Java
5 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 8 (23.53%) TDD
5 8 (23.53%) Finance
6 7 (20.59%) Firewall
6 7 (20.59%) HTML
6 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
6 7 (20.59%) FTP
6 7 (20.59%) HTTP
6 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.59%) VPN
6 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
7 6 (17.65%) Threat Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) Sendmail
7 6 (17.65%) WAN
7 6 (17.65%) SMTP
7 6 (17.65%) Lotus
7 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 6 (17.65%) Windows
7 6 (17.65%) IBM Notes
7 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection

Client/Server
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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) Internet
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) FTP
2 7 (20.59%) HTTP
2 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (20.59%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security
3 6 (17.65%) SMTP
3 6 (17.65%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) Extranet
4 3 (8.82%) Intranet
5 1 (2.94%) DMZ
5 1 (2.94%) DNS
5 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.94%) IPsec
5 1 (2.94%) Skype
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
1 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) MSTest
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Graduate .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) Hibernate
2 5 (14.71%) J2EE
2 5 (14.71%) Spring
3 4 (11.76%) .NET
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (8.82%) Dojo
4 3 (8.82%) EJB
4 3 (8.82%) JPA
4 3 (8.82%) JSP
4 3 (8.82%) LINQ
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) CSS
5 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.88%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.76%) Handset
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.88%) Fintech
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Android
3 4 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
4 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.65%) Threat Analysis
6 5 (14.71%) iOS Development
6 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) SDLC
9 2 (5.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 2 (5.88%) API Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Data Privacy
9 2 (5.88%) DSDM
9 2 (5.88%) Line Management
9 2 (5.88%) Machine Learning
9 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) C
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CISSP
2 4 (11.76%) MCSE
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) RHCE
2 4 (11.76%) SCNA
2 4 (11.76%) SCSA
2 4 (11.76%) Sun Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) CISMP
4 1 (2.94%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Sendmail
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 6 (17.65%) Lotus
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Xamarin
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