Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 168 242
Rank change year-on-year +51 +74 +69
Permanent jobs citing GCP 213 189 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.54% 1.83% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.43% 7.34% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 162 134 108
North West median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,303 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% +9.09%

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 2,867 2,576 2,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.24% 25.01% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,339 2,129 2,240
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% +3.61%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,532 £77,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +32 171 £60,000 - 48
Cheshire +29 17 £50,000 -31.03% 7
Merseyside +18 13 £60,000 +57.89% 3
Lancashire -3 9 £54,486 -9.19% 4
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 188 (88.26%) AWS
2 168 (78.87%) Azure
3 93 (43.66%) Google
4 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (37.56%) DevOps
6 68 (31.92%) Linux
7 66 (30.99%) Python
8 57 (26.76%) Java
9 56 (26.29%) Kubernetes
10 52 (24.41%) Docker
11 47 (22.07%) Microservices
12 46 (21.60%) Terraform
13 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
14 43 (20.19%) JavaScript
15 39 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (16.90%) NoSQL
16 36 (16.90%) SQL
17 33 (15.49%) Software Engineering
18 32 (15.02%) Ansible
18 32 (15.02%) Node.js
19 30 (14.08%) SDLC
19 30 (14.08%) Degree
19 30 (14.08%) Scrum
19 30 (14.08%) MySQL
20 29 (13.62%) HTML
20 29 (13.62%) Data Warehouse
20 29 (13.62%) TDD
20 29 (13.62%) Mentoring
21 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
21 28 (13.15%) CSS

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 24 (11.27%) Apache Spark
2 10 (4.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (3.29%) Apache
4 5 (2.35%) CMS
4 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.88%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 188 (88.26%) AWS
2 168 (78.87%) Azure
3 27 (12.68%) Serverless
4 17 (7.98%) GitHub
4 17 (7.98%) SaaS
5 13 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.76%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (3.29%) IaaS
9 6 (2.82%) Office 365
9 6 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 5 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.35%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.88%) G Suite
11 4 (1.88%) PaaS
12 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) Network Security
1 6 (2.82%) WAN
2 3 (1.41%) ATM
2 3 (1.41%) DNS
3 2 (0.94%) DHCP
3 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.47%) Skype
4 1 (0.47%) VLAN
4 1 (0.47%) VoIP
4 1 (0.47%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.90%) NoSQL
2 30 (14.08%) MySQL
3 29 (13.62%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (12.21%) Amazon Redshift
5 24 (11.27%) Relational Database
6 23 (10.80%) BigQuery
7 20 (9.39%) MongoDB
8 16 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (6.57%) Hadoop
9 14 (6.57%) Neo4j
9 14 (6.57%) Snowflake Schema
9 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
10 12 (5.63%) Big Data
11 11 (5.16%) Data Lake
12 8 (3.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (2.82%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.33%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.45%) GitLab
4 8 (3.76%) Maven
5 7 (3.29%) Brakeman
5 7 (3.29%) CircleCI
5 7 (3.29%) minitest
5 7 (3.29%) RSpec
5 7 (3.29%) RuboCop
5 7 (3.29%) Selenium
5 7 (3.29%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.35%) JIRA
7 5 (2.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.88%) Appium
8 4 (1.88%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.88%) Calabash
9 3 (1.41%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.47%) Cypress.io
General
1 28 (13.15%) Finance
2 18 (8.45%) Retail
3 11 (5.16%) Marketing
4 7 (3.29%) Banking
5 5 (2.35%) Games
5 5 (2.35%) Law
5 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.35%) Publishing
6 4 (1.88%) Automotive
6 4 (1.88%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (19.25%) Developer
2 37 (17.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (15.49%) Architect
3 33 (15.49%) Cloud Engineer
4 21 (9.86%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (8.92%) Software Engineer
6 16 (7.51%) Data Engineer
7 15 (7.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (5.16%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Consultant
10 10 (4.69%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Senior Architect
11 9 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.02%) Node.js
2 29 (13.62%) HTML
3 28 (13.15%) CSS
4 24 (11.27%) .NET
5 21 (9.86%) RESTful
6 19 (8.92%) Web Services
7 18 (8.45%) React
8 16 (7.51%) HTML5
9 15 (7.04%) .NET Core
10 13 (6.10%) REST
11 12 (5.63%) Kafka
11 12 (5.63%) React Native
12 8 (3.76%) AngularJS
13 7 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (3.29%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (3.29%) Shoryuken
14 6 (2.82%) Vue.js
15 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
15 5 (2.35%) Sass
16 4 (1.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.92%) Cloud Native
2 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.45%) User Experience
3 17 (7.98%) Public Cloud
4 15 (7.04%) Blog
5 12 (5.63%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.76%) BBC
8 5 (2.35%) CESG
8 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.41%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.41%) Social Media
11 2 (0.94%) Acoustics
11 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 68 (31.92%) Linux
2 12 (5.63%) Windows
3 4 (1.88%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.41%) Debian
4 3 (1.41%) Unix
5 2 (0.94%) AIX
5 2 (0.94%) Android
5 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) CentOS
5 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.56%) DevOps
3 47 (22.07%) Microservices
4 39 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (15.49%) Software Engineering
6 30 (14.08%) Scrum
6 30 (14.08%) SDLC
7 29 (13.62%) Mentoring
7 29 (13.62%) TDD
8 28 (13.15%) Infrastructure as Code
9 27 (12.68%) OO
10 26 (12.21%) Open Source
10 26 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (11.74%) Data Science
12 24 (11.27%) Coaching
12 24 (11.27%) Test Automation
13 21 (9.86%) Machine Learning
13 21 (9.86%) OOP
14 20 (9.39%) Analytics
14 20 (9.39%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.99%) Python
2 57 (26.76%) Java
3 43 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.90%) SQL
5 21 (9.86%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.86%) C#
6 20 (9.39%) Go
7 17 (7.98%) Scala
8 12 (5.63%) PHP
8 12 (5.63%) Ruby
9 9 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.23%) R
10 8 (3.76%) C++
11 6 (2.82%) Perl
11 6 (2.82%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.88%) C
12 4 (1.88%) Google Apps Script
12 4 (1.88%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.94%) ES6
13 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (14.08%) Degree
2 5 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (2.35%) CISSP
3 4 (1.88%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.94%) MCSA
5 2 (0.94%) MCSE
5 2 (0.94%) MCTS
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.94%) PhD
5 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) QA
2 7 (3.29%) GDPR
3 5 (2.35%) ISO 31000
3 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (24.41%) Docker
2 7 (3.29%) Varnish
3 4 (1.88%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.94%) KVM
5 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) RACF
6 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (26.29%) Kubernetes
2 46 (21.60%) Terraform
3 32 (15.02%) Ansible
4 16 (7.51%) Puppet
5 12 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.35%) CASB
6 5 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.35%) Packer
6 5 (2.35%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.88%) Grafana
8 3 (1.41%) Consul
8 3 (1.41%) Graphite
8 3 (1.41%) Nagios
8 3 (1.41%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) StatsD
Vendors
1 93 (43.66%) Google
2 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.69%) VMware
4 9 (4.23%) Teradata
5 6 (2.82%) Cisco
6 5 (2.35%) Meraki
6 5 (2.35%) Rackspace
6 5 (2.35%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.35%) Tableau
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle
7 4 (1.88%) Talend
8 3 (1.41%) SAP
8 3 (1.41%) Vertica
9 2 (0.94%) Citrix
9 2 (0.94%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.94%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.94%) IBM
9 2 (0.94%) Informatica
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.94%) Zend