Period
to 11 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
England > North West
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 129 213
Rank change year-on-year +43 +84 +37
Permanent jobs citing GCP 148 252 161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.01% 2.39% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.30% 8.76% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 114 148 151
Median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £34,325 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,550 £83,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -

GCP is in the Cloud Services 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 cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,591 2,877 2,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.35% 27.23% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,300 2,215 2,397
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,138 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,977 £70,191 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +7.00%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the North West

GCP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for GCP in the North West

GCP
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCP in the North West over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Salary histogram for GCP in the North West

GCP
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 GCP within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 August 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 +28 126 £57,465 -6.56% 24
Cheshire +47 16 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Merseyside - 4 £26,000 - 3
Lancashire +59 2 £26,000 -45.83% 2
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, IT jobs citing GCP 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 GCP.

1 127 (85.81%) AWS
2 109 (73.65%) Azure
3 71 (47.97%) Google
4 61 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (40.54%) Python
6 53 (35.81%) Kubernetes
6 53 (35.81%) Terraform
7 52 (35.14%) DevOps
8 49 (33.11%) Docker
9 47 (31.76%) Linux
9 47 (31.76%) JavaScript
10 38 (25.68%) Ansible
11 31 (20.95%) Microsoft
12 28 (18.92%) Java
12 28 (18.92%) Software Engineering
12 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (18.92%) PowerShell
13 27 (18.24%) Finance
14 26 (17.57%) SQL
14 26 (17.57%) Windows
14 26 (17.57%) NoSQL
15 25 (16.89%) Microservices
16 24 (16.22%) Retail
17 23 (15.54%) Scrum
17 23 (15.54%) Bash Shell
17 23 (15.54%) Puppet
18 22 (14.86%) Node.js
18 22 (14.86%) MCSE
18 22 (14.86%) MCSA
18 22 (14.86%) C#

GCP
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 (10.14%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (9.46%) Apache Spark
3 12 (8.11%) Apache
4 9 (6.08%) nginx
4 9 (6.08%) OpenStack
5 8 (5.41%) CMS
5 8 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (5.41%) Umbraco
6 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.38%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.68%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 127 (85.81%) AWS
2 109 (73.65%) Azure
3 15 (10.14%) Serverless
4 10 (6.76%) GitHub
4 10 (6.76%) IBM Cloud
5 9 (6.08%) SaaS
6 6 (4.05%) Office 365
6 6 (4.05%) Power Platform
6 6 (4.05%) Slack
7 5 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (2.70%) Yarn
9 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.03%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.68%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) DHCP
1 5 (3.38%) DNS
1 5 (3.38%) VoIP
2 2 (1.35%) HTTP
2 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) NoSQL
2 19 (12.84%) MySQL
2 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.78%) Big Data
4 7 (4.73%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.73%) Neo4j
5 6 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (4.05%) GIS
5 6 (4.05%) Power BI
6 5 (3.38%) BigQuery
6 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.70%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.70%) Redis
7 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.35%) Mixpanel
8 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.35%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 17 (11.49%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.43%) JIRA
4 10 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (5.41%) Appium
5 8 (5.41%) Calabash
5 8 (5.41%) GitLab
5 8 (5.41%) Selenium
5 8 (5.41%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.38%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.38%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.70%) Grunt
8 4 (2.70%) gulp
8 4 (2.70%) webpack
9 3 (2.03%) git-flow
10 2 (1.35%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.35%) Travis CI
General
1 27 (18.24%) Finance
2 24 (16.22%) Retail
3 9 (6.08%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.03%) Electronics
4 3 (2.03%) Law
4 3 (2.03%) Local Government
5 2 (1.35%) Games
5 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.49%) Architect
4 15 (10.14%) Senior Developer
4 15 (10.14%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (6.76%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) PHP Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Azure Architect
8 8 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce Developer
9 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
9 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce Web Developer
9 7 (4.73%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.86%) Node.js
2 21 (14.19%) .NET
3 19 (12.84%) CSS
3 19 (12.84%) HTML
4 16 (10.81%) .NET Core
5 12 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.11%) Web Services
6 10 (6.76%) Vue.js
7 9 (6.08%) Kafka
7 9 (6.08%) RESTful
8 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (5.41%) Entity Framework
8 8 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (4.05%) LDAP
9 6 (4.05%) React
9 6 (4.05%) Redux
10 5 (3.38%) LAMP
10 5 (3.38%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
1 14 (9.46%) User Experience
2 12 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.43%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.43%) Cloud Native
4 10 (6.76%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.76%) Private Cloud
5 9 (6.08%) Blog
6 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.05%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.70%) Acoustics
10 3 (2.03%) EPoS
10 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.68%) Life Science
12 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.76%) Linux
2 26 (17.57%) Windows
3 10 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.05%) Unix
5 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.35%) CentOS
6 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.14%) DevOps
3 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (18.92%) Software Engineering
4 25 (16.89%) Microservices
5 23 (15.54%) Scrum
6 22 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (14.19%) Infrastructure as Code
8 20 (13.51%) TDD
9 19 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (12.84%) Open Source
10 18 (12.16%) E-Commerce
10 18 (12.16%) TOGAF
11 17 (11.49%) MVC
12 16 (10.81%) Configuration Management
13 14 (9.46%) IT Strategy
14 13 (8.78%) BDD
14 13 (8.78%) Data Science
14 13 (8.78%) Decision-Making
14 13 (8.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.54%) Python
2 47 (31.76%) JavaScript
3 28 (18.92%) Java
3 28 (18.92%) PowerShell
4 26 (17.57%) SQL
5 23 (15.54%) Bash Shell
6 22 (14.86%) C#
6 22 (14.86%) Go
7 18 (12.16%) PHP
8 6 (4.05%) C
9 5 (3.38%) Ruby
10 4 (2.70%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.70%) R
11 3 (2.03%) C++
11 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.03%) Scala
12 2 (1.35%) ES6
12 2 (1.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.68%) Julia
13 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) MCSA
1 22 (14.86%) MCSE
1 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.11%) CCNA
2 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.11%) Degree
2 12 (8.11%) MCTS
2 12 (8.11%) TOGAF Certification
3 10 (6.76%) RHCE
3 10 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) GDPR
2 7 (4.73%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (33.11%) Docker
2 16 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 16 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.70%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.35%) zsh
Systems Management
1 53 (35.81%) Kubernetes
1 53 (35.81%) Terraform
2 38 (25.68%) Ansible
3 23 (15.54%) Puppet
4 12 (8.11%) Grafana
5 11 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (4.05%) Kibana
6 6 (4.05%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.03%) Packer
8 2 (1.35%) Consul
8 2 (1.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 71 (47.97%) Google
2 31 (20.95%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.84%) VMware
4 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.41%) Sitecore
6 7 (4.73%) IBM
7 6 (4.05%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.70%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.70%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.70%) New Relic
8 4 (2.70%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.70%) SAP
8 4 (2.70%) Tableau
9 3 (2.03%) ATG
9 3 (2.03%) hybris
9 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.03%) Zend
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle