Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 225 300
Rank change year-on-year +61 +75 +77
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 247 141 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 1.16% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.28% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 220 130 43
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,125 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +13.64%

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 11,462 10,984 10,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.44% 90.35% 88.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,108 9,194 8,936
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,263 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +78 201 £50,000 -4.76% 35
Cheshire -20 38 £50,000 -2.44% 6
Merseyside +20 2 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Lancashire +6 1 £28,000 -78.46%
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 123 (49.80%) Python
2 113 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (41.70%) Big Data
4 89 (36.03%) Finance
5 79 (31.98%) Java
6 77 (31.17%) Analytics
7 73 (29.55%) C#
8 68 (27.53%) SQL
9 67 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
10 66 (26.72%) .NET
10 66 (26.72%) TDD
11 65 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
12 64 (25.91%) JavaScript
13 54 (21.86%) SQL Server
13 54 (21.86%) R
14 53 (21.46%) Software Engineering
14 53 (21.46%) Mathematics
15 50 (20.24%) Artificial Intelligence
15 50 (20.24%) Hadoop
16 48 (19.43%) BDD
16 48 (19.43%) DevOps
17 47 (19.03%) Greenfield Project
17 47 (19.03%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (17.81%) Marketing
19 43 (17.41%) Apache Spark
19 43 (17.41%) React
19 43 (17.41%) AngularJS
20 41 (16.60%) HTML
21 39 (15.79%) MVC
21 39 (15.79%) Algorithms

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 43 (17.41%) Apache Spark
2 23 (9.31%) SAS
3 5 (2.02%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.62%) Confluence
4 4 (1.62%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.62%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Chatbot
2 6 (2.43%) SPSS
3 5 (2.02%) S-PLUS
3 5 (2.02%) Stata
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.40%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 65 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.62%) GitHub
5 4 (1.62%) npm
6 2 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.40%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.64%) HTTP
2 3 (1.21%) Skype
3 2 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (41.70%) Big Data
2 54 (21.86%) SQL Server
3 50 (20.24%) Hadoop
4 25 (10.12%) Relational Database
5 20 (8.10%) RDBMS
6 17 (6.88%) Data Mining
6 17 (6.88%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.26%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.86%) MySQL
9 8 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.83%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.83%) QlikView
11 6 (2.43%) Power BI
12 5 (2.02%) HBase
13 4 (1.62%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.62%) Text Mining
14 3 (1.21%) Spotfire
14 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.48%) NUnit
3 12 (4.86%) JIRA
4 11 (4.45%) GitLab
5 10 (4.05%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.64%) Selenium
7 8 (3.24%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.83%) FogBugz
9 6 (2.43%) PyCharm
10 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.62%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.62%) Subversion
12 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (36.03%) Finance
2 44 (17.81%) Marketing
3 38 (15.38%) Manufacturing
4 37 (14.98%) Telecoms
5 35 (14.17%) Electronics
6 8 (3.24%) Banking
7 6 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.43%) Law
7 6 (2.43%) Retail
8 5 (2.02%) Advertising
9 4 (1.62%) Games
10 3 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.81%) Automotive
11 2 (0.81%) Legal
12 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (31.58%) Developer
2 49 (19.84%) Data Scientist
3 30 (12.15%) Java Developer
3 30 (12.15%) Software Engineer
4 21 (8.50%) Senior Developer
4 21 (8.50%) Software Developer
5 20 (8.10%) C# Developer
6 17 (6.88%) Machine Learning Developer
7 16 (6.48%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.48%) Analyst
8 15 (6.07%) Architect
8 15 (6.07%) Big Data Developer
9 14 (5.67%) C# Software Engineer
10 11 (4.45%) .NET Software Engineer
10 11 (4.45%) C# Software Developer
10 11 (4.45%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.64%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 8 (3.24%) Computer Engineer
12 8 (3.24%) Computer Vision Engineer
13 7 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (26.72%) .NET
2 43 (17.41%) AngularJS
2 43 (17.41%) React
3 41 (16.60%) HTML
4 34 (13.77%) CSS
5 19 (7.69%) HTML5
5 19 (7.69%) Node.js
6 18 (7.29%) J2EE
6 18 (7.29%) WPF
7 16 (6.48%) WCF
8 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (4.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (4.45%) CSS3
10 11 (4.45%) jQuery
10 11 (4.45%) Sass
11 10 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (4.05%) Web Services
12 9 (3.64%) .NET Framework
12 9 (3.64%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 67 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (19.03%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (15.79%) Algorithms
4 20 (8.10%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (4.05%) Fintech
7 7 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.83%) User Experience
8 6 (2.43%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.43%) Augmented Reality
9 5 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.02%) Social Media
9 5 (2.02%) Xbox
10 4 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.62%) Life Science
10 4 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.21%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.21%) Robotics
12 2 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.26%) Linux
2 11 (4.45%) Unix
3 8 (3.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.17%) Analytics
3 66 (26.72%) TDD
4 53 (21.46%) Mathematics
4 53 (21.46%) Software Engineering
5 50 (20.24%) Artificial Intelligence
6 48 (19.43%) BDD
6 48 (19.43%) DevOps
7 47 (19.03%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (15.79%) MVC
9 36 (14.57%) Data Analytics
10 35 (14.17%) Digital Marketing
10 35 (14.17%) Programme Management
10 35 (14.17%) Scrum
11 30 (12.15%) Statistics
12 25 (10.12%) Statistical Modelling
13 24 (9.72%) Open Source
14 21 (8.50%) E-Commerce
15 20 (8.10%) Predictive Analytics
16 18 (7.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 123 (49.80%) Python
2 79 (31.98%) Java
3 73 (29.55%) C#
4 68 (27.53%) SQL
5 64 (25.91%) JavaScript
6 54 (21.86%) R
7 33 (13.36%) C++
8 23 (9.31%) Scala
9 18 (7.29%) MATLAB
10 16 (6.48%) Go
11 13 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.64%) PHP
13 7 (2.83%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.43%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.62%) Ruby
16 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.81%) C
17 2 (0.81%) Clojure
18 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (11.34%) PhD
2 26 (10.53%) Degree
3 6 (2.43%) Postgraduate
4 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.02%) SAS Certification
5 3 (1.21%) CISM
5 3 (1.21%) CISSP
5 3 (1.21%) CSSLP
5 3 (1.21%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.21%) SANS
6 2 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.88%) QA
2 7 (2.83%) GCP
3 4 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.21%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (8.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.88%) Ansible
3 13 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.45%) Puppet
5 7 (2.83%) Mesos
6 5 (2.02%) Marathon
6 5 (2.02%) rkt
7 3 (1.21%) Oozie
8 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 36 (14.57%) SAP
2 22 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.29%) Google
4 8 (3.24%) Tableau
5 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.02%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.02%) Facebook
6 5 (2.02%) Twitter
7 4 (1.62%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.21%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.21%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.21%) Capita
8 3 (1.21%) Datameer
8 3 (1.21%) Lavastorm
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle
8 3 (1.21%) Veracode
9 2 (0.81%) IBM
9 2 (0.81%) Splunk
10 1 (0.40%) Cognos
10 1 (0.40%) NVIDIA