Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning
England > North West
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 213 252
Rank change year-on-year +66 +39 +112
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 277 162 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.14% 1.32% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.44% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 247 145 88
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,150 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,900 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

Machine Learning 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 11,889 11,250 10,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.04% 91.46% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,573 9,363 8,396
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Machine Learning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in the North West

Machine Learning
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Machine Learning in the North West

Machine Learning
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning in the North West over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Machine Learning in the North West

Machine Learning
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 Machine Learning within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 April 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 +64 217 £51,250 -2.38% 19
Cheshire -16 43 £50,000 +8.11% 3
Merseyside +19 12 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Lancashire - 3 £37,500 -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning.

1 137 (49.46%) Python
2 120 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (41.16%) Big Data
4 98 (35.38%) SQL
5 97 (35.02%) Amazon AWS
6 96 (34.66%) Artificial Intelligence
7 95 (34.30%) Finance
8 82 (29.60%) Data Science
9 79 (28.52%) Java
10 77 (27.80%) Analytical Skills
11 76 (27.44%) JavaScript
12 72 (25.99%) C#
12 72 (25.99%) Software Engineering
13 71 (25.63%) .NET
13 71 (25.63%) Analytics
14 70 (25.27%) R
15 64 (23.10%) TDD
16 63 (22.74%) Hadoop
17 62 (22.38%) DevOps
18 61 (22.02%) React
19 59 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
20 58 (20.94%) Apache Spark
21 53 (19.13%) AngularJS
22 51 (18.41%) Marketing
23 50 (18.05%) SQL Server
23 50 (18.05%) Greenfield Project
24 49 (17.69%) Mathematics
25 48 (17.33%) HTML
26 47 (16.97%) BDD
27 45 (16.25%) Electronics

Machine Learning
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 58 (20.94%) Apache Spark
2 20 (7.22%) SAS
3 9 (3.25%) Confluence
3 9 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.81%) Apache
5 3 (1.08%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) Tornado
Applications
1 12 (4.33%) Chatbot
2 11 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) SPSS
5 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 97 (35.02%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (9.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.97%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.81%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.44%) GitHub
6 4 (1.44%) npm
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Slack
8 1 (0.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.36%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.53%) HTTP
2 3 (1.08%) Skype
3 2 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (41.16%) Big Data
2 63 (22.74%) Hadoop
3 50 (18.05%) SQL Server
4 23 (8.30%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.94%) RDBMS
5 22 (7.94%) Relational Database
6 21 (7.58%) MongoDB
7 20 (7.22%) Data Mining
8 18 (6.50%) MySQL
9 7 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.17%) QlikView
11 5 (1.81%) GIS
11 5 (1.81%) HBase
11 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.81%) Power BI
12 3 (1.08%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (9.75%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.58%) NUnit
3 11 (3.97%) JIRA
4 10 (3.61%) GitLab
5 6 (2.17%) PyCharm
5 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.44%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.72%) Subversion
8 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.36%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.36%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.36%) Grunt
9 1 (0.36%) Moq
9 1 (0.36%) Selenium
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (34.30%) Finance
2 51 (18.41%) Marketing
3 45 (16.25%) Electronics
4 44 (15.88%) Manufacturing
5 43 (15.52%) Telecoms
6 19 (6.86%) Retail
7 9 (3.25%) Banking
8 8 (2.89%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.89%) Law
9 5 (1.81%) Advertising
10 4 (1.44%) Games
11 3 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Legal
13 1 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (29.60%) Developer
2 56 (20.22%) Data Scientist
3 38 (13.72%) Software Engineer
4 26 (9.39%) Architect
4 26 (9.39%) Java Developer
5 19 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
5 19 (6.86%) Senior Developer
5 19 (6.86%) Software Developer
6 18 (6.50%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.50%) Machine Learning Developer
7 16 (5.78%) .NET Software Engineer
7 16 (5.78%) Analyst
7 16 (5.78%) Big Data Developer
8 13 (4.69%) Security Architect
8 13 (4.69%) Security Specialist
8 13 (4.69%) Senior Architect
9 12 (4.33%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.33%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (3.97%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (25.63%) .NET
2 61 (22.02%) React
3 53 (19.13%) AngularJS
4 48 (17.33%) HTML
5 41 (14.80%) CSS
6 24 (8.66%) HTML5
7 21 (7.58%) J2EE
7 21 (7.58%) WCF
7 21 (7.58%) WPF
8 19 (6.86%) Web Services
9 15 (5.42%) CSS3
9 15 (5.42%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (5.05%) Node.js
11 13 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (4.33%) ASP.NET
12 12 (4.33%) jQuery
13 10 (3.61%) Natural Language Processing
14 9 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (3.25%) Sass
15 8 (2.89%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 77 (27.80%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (18.05%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (15.52%) Algorithms
4 30 (10.83%) Computer Science
5 17 (6.14%) Cyber Defence
6 11 (3.97%) Fintech
7 10 (3.61%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.81%) Social Media
9 5 (1.81%) User Experience
9 5 (1.81%) Xbox
10 4 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.08%) Robotics
11 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.42%) Linux
2 8 (2.89%) Unix
3 6 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (34.66%) Artificial Intelligence
3 82 (29.60%) Data Science
4 72 (25.99%) Software Engineering
5 71 (25.63%) Analytics
6 64 (23.10%) TDD
7 62 (22.38%) DevOps
8 59 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (17.69%) Mathematics
10 47 (16.97%) BDD
11 43 (15.52%) Digital Marketing
11 43 (15.52%) Programme Management
12 41 (14.80%) MVC
13 38 (13.72%) Scrum
14 33 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (9.75%) Data Analytics
15 27 (9.75%) Statistics
16 25 (9.03%) Statistical Modelling
17 24 (8.66%) Cybersecurity
18 23 (8.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (49.46%) Python
2 98 (35.38%) SQL
3 79 (28.52%) Java
4 76 (27.44%) JavaScript
5 72 (25.99%) C#
6 70 (25.27%) R
7 37 (13.36%) C++
8 36 (13.00%) Scala
9 19 (6.86%) Go
10 13 (4.69%) MATLAB
11 12 (4.33%) PHP
12 10 (3.61%) HiveQL
13 8 (2.89%) C
14 7 (2.53%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.44%) Java 8
16 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.08%) VB
17 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (9.03%) PhD
2 24 (8.66%) Degree
3 17 (6.14%) CISM
3 17 (6.14%) CISSP
3 17 (6.14%) CSSLP
3 17 (6.14%) SANS
4 9 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.17%) SAS Certification
6 4 (1.44%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.11%) GCP
2 20 (7.22%) QA
3 17 (6.14%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (11.55%) Docker
2 11 (3.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 19 (6.86%) Ansible
3 14 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.33%) Puppet
5 4 (1.44%) Marathon
5 4 (1.44%) Mesos
5 4 (1.44%) rkt
6 3 (1.08%) Oozie
7 2 (0.72%) Terraform
8 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (15.52%) SAP
2 28 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.94%) Google
4 17 (6.14%) Veracode
5 7 (2.53%) Tableau
6 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle
7 5 (1.81%) Facebook
7 5 (1.81%) Twitter
8 4 (1.44%) Capita
8 4 (1.44%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.44%) Sun
9 3 (1.08%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.08%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.08%) Datameer
9 3 (1.08%) Lavastorm
10 2 (0.72%) Cognos
10 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.72%) Splunk
10 2 (0.72%) Xamarin