Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Decision-Making
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 111 162
Rank change year-on-year +5 +51 -19
Permanent jobs citing Decision-Making 351 374 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.98% 2.92% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.21% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 257 246 148
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,700 £28,313 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £73,125 £83,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.64% +4.76% +2.48%

Decision-Making 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 10,693 11,643 11,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.93% 91.05% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,559 9,258 9,253
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Decision-Making in the North West

Decision-Making
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 Decision-Making within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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 +3 210 £43,000 -21.82% 43
Cheshire -2 95 £45,000 +5.26% 8
Lancashire +25 21 £37,500 +7.91% 4
Merseyside +3 20 £40,000 - 2
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing Decision-Making 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 Decision-Making.

1 137 (39.03%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (38.75%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 89 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (24.79%) SQL
6 82 (23.36%) Finance
7 78 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 70 (19.94%) Degree
9 67 (19.09%) Java
10 64 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
11 63 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (16.52%) Project Management
13 57 (16.24%) C#
14 54 (15.38%) TDD
15 52 (14.81%) .NET
16 51 (14.53%) OO
17 50 (14.25%) Scrum
18 46 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 45 (12.82%) Analytics
20 42 (11.97%) DevOps
20 42 (11.97%) Software Engineering
21 41 (11.68%) AngularJS
22 40 (11.40%) Visual Studio
23 37 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 36 (10.26%) T-SQL
24 36 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
25 35 (9.97%) Marketing
26 33 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 33 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
26 33 (9.40%) Amazon AWS

Decision-Making
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 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.71%) Alfresco
3 5 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.42%) SAS
4 3 (0.85%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.85%) GeoServer
5 2 (0.57%) Confluence
5 2 (0.57%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.42%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.14%) SPSS
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.85%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.42%) BrowserStack
4 5 (1.42%) Office 365
4 5 (1.42%) PaaS
4 5 (1.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.85%) npm
6 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.84%) Firewall
2 18 (5.13%) VPN
3 14 (3.99%) Internet
4 6 (1.71%) SAN
4 6 (1.71%) VoIP
5 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.42%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.42%) LAN
5 5 (1.42%) Network Security
5 5 (1.42%) WAN
5 5 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.14%) Broadband
6 4 (1.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.57%) Intranet
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.56%) Power BI
6 15 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.56%) Big Data
9 9 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.56%) QlikView
10 7 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.14%) DB2
13 4 (1.14%) MySQL
13 4 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 40 (11.40%) Visual Studio
2 33 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (7.12%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.41%) Subversion
5 17 (4.84%) Hudson
5 17 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (4.56%) Vagrant
7 12 (3.42%) Selenium
8 11 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.56%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.42%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.14%) Gradle
12 4 (1.14%) Maven
12 4 (1.14%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.85%) Aptana Studio
13 3 (0.85%) gulp
13 3 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 82 (23.36%) Finance
2 35 (9.97%) Marketing
3 28 (7.98%) Banking
4 20 (5.70%) Retail
5 19 (5.41%) Law
6 11 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.85%) Advertising
7 10 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.71%) Military
9 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.14%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (26.78%) Developer
2 51 (14.53%) Analyst
3 35 (9.97%) Senior Developer
4 33 (9.40%) Software Developer
5 32 (9.12%) .NET Developer
6 28 (7.98%) C# Developer
7 25 (7.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 23 (6.55%) Architect
9 22 (6.27%) .NET Software Developer
9 22 (6.27%) C# Software Developer
10 20 (5.70%) Senior Software Developer
11 18 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (4.56%) Support Engineer
13 15 (4.27%) Business Developer
13 15 (4.27%) Java Engineer
13 15 (4.27%) Java Software Engineer
13 15 (4.27%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.99%) Business Analyst
15 13 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
16 12 (3.42%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.81%) .NET
2 41 (11.68%) AngularJS
3 28 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 21 (5.98%) ASP.NET
6 20 (5.70%) HTML
7 17 (4.84%) CSS
8 9 (2.56%) jQuery
8 9 (2.56%) Node.js
9 6 (1.71%) SOAP
9 6 (1.71%) Spring
9 6 (1.71%) Web Services
10 5 (1.42%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.42%) HTML5
10 5 (1.42%) HTML5 Canvas
10 5 (1.42%) LESS
10 5 (1.42%) React
10 5 (1.42%) REST
10 5 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (9.12%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (4.84%) Algorithms
6 16 (4.56%) Data Structures
6 16 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (4.27%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.28%) Fintech
8 8 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.28%) User Experience
9 7 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.42%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 5 (1.42%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.42%) VLE
11 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.57%) PMI
12 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.41%) Windows
2 14 (3.99%) Linux
3 7 (1.99%) Unix
4 6 (1.71%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (39.03%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (38.75%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (16.52%) Project Management
6 54 (15.38%) TDD
7 51 (14.53%) OO
8 50 (14.25%) Scrum
9 46 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (12.82%) Analytics
11 42 (11.97%) DevOps
11 42 (11.97%) Software Engineering
12 33 (9.40%) Risk Management
13 31 (8.83%) Test Automation
14 30 (8.55%) Data Analysis
15 26 (7.41%) Microservices
15 26 (7.41%) PRINCE2
16 25 (7.12%) IT Strategy
17 23 (6.55%) Coaching
18 21 (5.98%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 87 (24.79%) SQL
2 67 (19.09%) Java
3 57 (16.24%) C#
4 36 (10.26%) T-SQL
5 33 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 26 (7.41%) Python
7 17 (4.84%) Ruby
8 16 (4.56%) Go
9 13 (3.70%) PHP
10 9 (2.56%) C
11 7 (1.99%) Java 8
12 5 (1.42%) C++
12 5 (1.42%) Scala
13 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.14%) R
14 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.57%) ES6
15 2 (0.57%) X++
16 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (19.94%) Degree
2 13 (3.70%) MCSE
2 13 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.13%) MCITP
4 9 (2.56%) PMP
4 9 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.71%) CCNA
7 6 (1.71%) CCNP
7 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) RHCE
8 3 (0.85%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB
9 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.57%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.84%) SLA
2 13 (3.70%) GDPR
3 11 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.56%) PMO
5 7 (1.99%) QA
6 4 (1.14%) COBIT
7 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.85%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (5.98%) Docker
2 20 (5.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.71%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.85%) Firmware
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (5.70%) Terraform
2 18 (5.13%) Ansible
3 17 (4.84%) Puppet
4 16 (4.56%) Consul
4 16 (4.56%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (4.56%) Grafana
4 16 (4.56%) Graphite
4 16 (4.56%) Kubernetes
4 16 (4.56%) Nagios
4 16 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.56%) Opsview
4 16 (4.56%) Packer
4 16 (4.56%) Salt
4 16 (4.56%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 99 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.27%) Tableau
3 14 (3.99%) Cisco
4 11 (3.13%) Cognos
5 8 (2.28%) IBM
5 8 (2.28%) VMware
6 6 (1.71%) Apple
6 6 (1.71%) Citrix
6 6 (1.71%) Ivanti
6 6 (1.71%) SAP
7 5 (1.42%) Oracle
7 5 (1.42%) Siemens
8 4 (1.14%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.85%) Dell
9 3 (0.85%) Mapinfo
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) Veeam
10 2 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor