Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 203 233
Rank change year-on-year +77 +30 +128
Permanent jobs citing GCP 250 166 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.39% 1.39% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.74% 6.03% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 156 143 119
North West median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +44.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £75,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +13.04%

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 2,861 2,753 2,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.40% 23.09% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 2,304 1,980
North West median annual salary £47,125 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.72% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GCP as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for GCP in the North West

GCP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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 +57 223 £60,000 +20.00% 47
Cheshire +43 18 £32,500 -35.00% 6
Merseyside -3 3 £71,250 +87.50% 1
Lancashire -25 3 £61,000 +62.67%
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 231 (92.40%) AWS
2 205 (82.00%) Azure
3 108 (43.20%) DevOps
4 100 (40.00%) Google
5 83 (33.20%) Linux
6 81 (32.40%) Python
7 74 (29.60%) Kubernetes
8 71 (28.40%) Microsoft
9 67 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (26.40%) Software Engineering
11 65 (26.00%) Microservices
12 64 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (24.40%) Docker
14 54 (21.60%) Ansible
15 49 (19.60%) HTML
16 46 (18.40%) Terraform
16 46 (18.40%) Cloud Native
16 46 (18.40%) Bash Shell
16 46 (18.40%) Node.js
17 45 (18.00%) TDD
17 45 (18.00%) Retail
18 43 (17.20%) SQL
18 43 (17.20%) MySQL
19 42 (16.80%) Puppet
20 40 (16.00%) NoSQL
20 40 (16.00%) RESTful
21 39 (15.60%) Git (software)
21 39 (15.60%) Opscode Chef
21 39 (15.60%) CSS
21 39 (15.60%) Windows

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 27 (10.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.20%) CMS
4 8 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.60%) Apache
7 4 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.80%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.80%) Confluence
8 2 (0.80%) IIS
8 2 (0.80%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) HipChat
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 231 (92.40%) AWS
2 205 (82.00%) Azure
3 36 (14.40%) Serverless
4 34 (13.60%) SaaS
5 31 (12.40%) GitHub
6 28 (11.20%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (7.20%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (6.80%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (5.60%) Office 365
10 8 (3.20%) IaaS
10 8 (3.20%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (2.40%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (2.40%) PaaS
12 5 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.40%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.80%) Firewall
2 16 (6.40%) DNS
3 15 (6.00%) VLAN
4 10 (4.00%) WAN
5 7 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.20%) Network Security
7 3 (1.20%) VPN
8 2 (0.80%) FTP
8 2 (0.80%) HTTP
8 2 (0.80%) LAN
8 2 (0.80%) SAN
8 2 (0.80%) SMTP
8 2 (0.80%) Wireless
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.40%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (0.40%) NFC
9 1 (0.40%) Skype
9 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.20%) MySQL
2 40 (16.00%) NoSQL
3 31 (12.40%) BigQuery
4 30 (12.00%) MongoDB
5 29 (11.60%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (11.60%) Relational Database
6 24 (9.60%) Neo4j
7 22 (8.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (7.20%) Snowflake Schema
10 15 (6.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 15 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (5.60%) SQL Server
12 12 (4.80%) Big Data
13 9 (3.60%) Hadoop
14 8 (3.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (2.80%) Data Mining
16 6 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
17 3 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 39 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 34 (13.60%) Jenkins
3 30 (12.00%) GitLab
4 21 (8.40%) CircleCI
5 17 (6.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (6.00%) Brakeman
6 15 (6.00%) minitest
6 15 (6.00%) RSpec
6 15 (6.00%) RuboCop
7 10 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.60%) Travis CI
9 8 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (2.80%) Appium
10 7 (2.80%) Calabash
10 7 (2.80%) Selenium
11 6 (2.40%) webpack
12 3 (1.20%) GoCD
12 3 (1.20%) Robot Framework
12 3 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 45 (18.00%) Retail
2 24 (9.60%) Finance
3 22 (8.80%) Marketing
4 11 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.20%) Local Government
6 7 (2.80%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.00%) Automotive
8 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.20%) Banking
9 3 (1.20%) Electronics
9 3 (1.20%) Games
9 3 (1.20%) Legal
10 2 (0.80%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (14.40%) Architect
2 36 (14.40%) Software Engineer
3 31 (12.40%) Cloud Engineer
3 31 (12.40%) Developer
4 28 (11.20%) Consultant
5 27 (10.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 22 (8.80%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (7.20%) Cloud Architect
7 18 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (6.80%) Senior DevOps
8 17 (6.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (6.00%) Cloud Consultant
11 13 (5.20%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (5.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 13 (5.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 12 (4.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.80%) Network Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.80%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.60%) HTML
2 46 (18.40%) Node.js
3 40 (16.00%) RESTful
4 39 (15.60%) CSS
5 35 (14.00%) HTML5
6 27 (10.80%) .NET
7 26 (10.40%) React
8 24 (9.60%) React Native
9 18 (7.20%) REST
10 16 (6.40%) Web Services
11 15 (6.00%) Middleware
11 15 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (6.00%) Shoryuken
12 13 (5.20%) .NET Core
12 13 (5.20%) ASP.NET
12 13 (5.20%) Vue.js
13 10 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (4.00%) Sensu
14 9 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (3.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.40%) Cloud Native
2 30 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (11.20%) Public Cloud
4 25 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 15 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.80%) User Experience
7 8 (3.20%) Smart City
8 7 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.80%) CESG
11 2 (0.80%) PKI
11 2 (0.80%) Replication
11 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 83 (33.20%) Linux
2 39 (15.60%) Windows
3 17 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.00%) CentOS
5 13 (5.20%) Ubuntu
5 13 (5.20%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.80%) Mac OS X
6 12 (4.80%) Unix
7 9 (3.60%) Android
7 9 (3.60%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.80%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.20%) DevOps
2 67 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (26.40%) Software Engineering
4 65 (26.00%) Microservices
5 64 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (18.00%) TDD
7 38 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (15.20%) SOA
8 36 (14.40%) OO
8 36 (14.40%) Scrum
9 33 (13.20%) Test Automation
10 31 (12.40%) OOP
10 31 (12.40%) Software Delivery
11 30 (12.00%) Configuration Management
12 26 (10.40%) SDLC
13 24 (9.60%) Pair Programming
14 23 (9.20%) Open Source
15 22 (8.80%) Computer Science
15 22 (8.80%) Data Science
15 22 (8.80%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.40%) Python
2 46 (18.40%) Bash Shell
3 43 (17.20%) SQL
4 30 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 29 (11.60%) Ruby
6 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
7 25 (10.00%) Java
8 19 (7.60%) C#
9 14 (5.60%) Go
10 8 (3.20%) PHP
11 6 (2.40%) Scala
12 5 (2.00%) R
13 4 (1.60%) Perl
14 3 (1.20%) C++
14 3 (1.20%) F#
15 1 (0.40%) Java 8
15 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (14.00%) Degree
2 12 (4.80%) MCSA
2 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.80%) RHCA
3 11 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 9 (3.60%) CEH
4 9 (3.60%) CISSP
5 5 (2.00%) PhD
6 4 (1.60%) GSEC
7 3 (1.20%) CCSP
7 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.80%) CISM
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.80%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCNA
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.80%) GDPR
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.80%) NCSC
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (24.40%) Docker
2 17 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.80%) Varnish
3 12 (4.80%) pfSense
3 12 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.40%) KVM
7 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (29.60%) Kubernetes
2 54 (21.60%) Ansible
3 46 (18.40%) Terraform
4 42 (16.80%) Puppet
5 39 (15.60%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (5.20%) Prometheus
7 12 (4.80%) Graphite
7 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.80%) Grafana
10 4 (1.60%) Consul
11 3 (1.20%) Kibana
11 3 (1.20%) Salt
12 2 (0.80%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.80%) Graylog
12 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.80%) logstash
12 2 (0.80%) Packer
12 2 (0.80%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.40%) CASB
Vendors
1 100 (40.00%) Google
2 71 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.80%) VMware
4 23 (9.20%) Cisco
5 19 (7.60%) Meraki
6 16 (6.40%) Teradata
7 12 (4.80%) Aruba
7 12 (4.80%) CommVault
7 12 (4.80%) Dell
7 12 (4.80%) HP
7 12 (4.80%) Rackspace
7 12 (4.80%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.80%) WatchGuard
8 8 (3.20%) Sitecore
9 7 (2.80%) Vertica
10 5 (2.00%) SAP
11 4 (1.60%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.80%) Alibaba
12 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.80%) Tableau