Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Confluence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Confluence over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Confluence
England > North West
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 146 228
Rank change year-on-year -29 +82 +42
Permanent jobs citing Confluence 120 220 151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 2.18% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.95% 14.62% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 88 147 92
Median annual salary £51,880 £49,242 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.36% -1.52% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,092 £35,550 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £85,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

Confluence is in the Application Platforms 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 application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,096 1,505 2,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.56% 14.93% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 804 1,149 1,726
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £76,031 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the North West.

Salary trend for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Confluence in the North West over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
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 Confluence within the North West region over the 6 months to 1 April 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 -22 76 £50,000 -2.09% 12
Cheshire +18 34 £52,500 +6.60% 6
Merseyside 0 9 £37,686 -24.63% 1
Lancashire -4 1 - - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT jobs citing Confluence 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 Confluence.

1 118 (98.33%) JIRA
2 104 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (43.33%) Scrum
4 43 (35.83%) DevOps
5 36 (30.00%) Banking
6 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 32 (26.67%) Software Delivery
7 31 (25.83%) Mentoring
7 31 (25.83%) Kanban
8 30 (25.00%) SDLC
9 29 (24.17%) Software Engineering
10 28 (23.33%) Java
10 28 (23.33%) Business Analysis
11 27 (22.50%) Jenkins
12 26 (21.67%) User Stories
12 26 (21.67%) Docker
13 25 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (18.33%) Kubernetes
16 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
17 20 (16.67%) Project Management
17 20 (16.67%) Maven
17 20 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
18 18 (15.00%) Microservices
18 18 (15.00%) Atlassian
18 18 (15.00%) REST
18 18 (15.00%) Oracle
18 18 (15.00%) ITIL
19 17 (14.17%) Finance
19 17 (14.17%) Waterfall

Confluence
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 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) Mendix
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (1.67%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Trello
2 15 (12.50%) AWS
3 14 (11.67%) Azure
4 10 (8.33%) GitHub
5 6 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.00%) Amazon ECS
5 6 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (5.00%) Office 365
5 6 (5.00%) Slack
6 5 (4.17%) SaaS
7 4 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (3.33%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (3.33%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.50%) Serverless
9 2 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.67%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Firewall
1 4 (3.33%) FTP
1 4 (3.33%) Network Security
1 4 (3.33%) VPN
2 2 (1.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.00%) Redis
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.50%) MySQL
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.67%) Power BI
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 118 (98.33%) JIRA
2 27 (22.50%) Jenkins
3 20 (16.67%) Maven
4 13 (10.83%) Selenium
5 12 (10.00%) JUnit
5 12 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 10 (8.33%) SonarQube
6 10 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (7.50%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.67%) Gatling
8 8 (6.67%) GitLab
8 8 (6.67%) JMeter
9 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.00%) HP UFT
10 6 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 6 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.00%) Mockito
10 6 (5.00%) TestComplete
General
1 36 (30.00%) Banking
2 17 (14.17%) Finance
3 8 (6.67%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Billing
6 3 (2.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.67%) Law
7 2 (1.67%) Legal
7 2 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) Analyst
2 25 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 14 (11.67%) Quality Engineer
5 12 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Java Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.67%) Tester
9 6 (5.00%) Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Java Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Software Tester
10 5 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Test Automation Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) Test Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) REST
2 13 (10.83%) SOAP
3 10 (8.33%) Apache Flex
3 10 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 10 (8.33%) Java EE
3 10 (8.33%) Spring
3 10 (8.33%) WireMock
4 9 (7.50%) .NET
4 9 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.00%) Nightwatchjs
6 4 (3.33%) Node.js
7 3 (2.50%) JSON
7 3 (2.50%) XML
7 3 (2.50%) XSLT
8 2 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.83%) Apache NiFi
9 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (8.33%) IVR
4 8 (6.67%) User Experience
5 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.33%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) EMV
8 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.67%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.67%) Tandem
9 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.83%) Life Science
9 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) Linux
2 12 (10.00%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.33%) Scrum
3 43 (35.83%) DevOps
4 32 (26.67%) Software Delivery
4 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 31 (25.83%) Kanban
5 31 (25.83%) Mentoring
6 30 (25.00%) SDLC
7 29 (24.17%) Software Engineering
8 28 (23.33%) Business Analysis
9 26 (21.67%) User Stories
10 25 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (16.67%) Project Management
13 18 (15.00%) ITIL
13 18 (15.00%) Microservices
14 17 (14.17%) Waterfall
15 16 (13.33%) BDD
15 16 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.33%) Java
2 11 (9.17%) Ruby
3 10 (8.33%) C#
3 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.50%) Python
5 8 (6.67%) Groovy
5 8 (6.67%) SQL
6 7 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.00%) Scala
7 6 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.00%) VBScript
8 4 (3.33%) Go
9 2 (1.67%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) COBOL
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.83%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 6 (5.00%) Degree
4 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) IIBA
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 26 (21.67%) Docker
2 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) Kubernetes
2 9 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.67%) Ansible
4 7 (5.83%) Puppet
5 3 (2.50%) Terraform
6 2 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.00%) Atlassian
2 18 (15.00%) Oracle
3 10 (8.33%) Veracode
4 8 (6.67%) CA
4 8 (6.67%) Google
5 6 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (5.00%) IBM
5 6 (5.00%) Micro Focus
5 6 (5.00%) Parasoft
6 4 (3.33%) Cisco
6 4 (3.33%) F5
6 4 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 4 (3.33%) Unisys
7 2 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.83%) HP
8 1 (0.83%) Pega
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) SaltStack