Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 248 344
Rank change year-on-year +78 +96 +26
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 235 117 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 0.96% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.08% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 206 112 15
North West median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,650 £41,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £66,125 £97,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £61,625
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.64% +12.05%

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 11432 10843 11746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.57% 89.35% 89.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9078 9072 9647
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +66 201 £51,500 +21.18% 15
Cheshire -20 27 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Lancashire +1 1 £28,000 -78.46% 1
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 - 3
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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.

1 128 (54.47%) Python
2 120 (51.06%) Big Data
3 101 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (40.00%) Java
5 86 (36.60%) Finance
6 80 (34.04%) SQL
7 78 (33.19%) Analytics
8 71 (30.21%) Hadoop
9 65 (27.66%) SQL Server
10 64 (27.23%) Marketing
11 63 (26.81%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (26.38%) C++
13 61 (25.96%) .NET
14 57 (24.26%) Telecoms
14 57 (24.26%) Manufacturing
14 57 (24.26%) Mathematics
14 57 (24.26%) DevOps
15 56 (23.83%) SAP
16 55 (23.40%) Electronics
16 55 (23.40%) Programme Management
16 55 (23.40%) Digital Marketing
16 55 (23.40%) R
17 53 (22.55%) Open Source
18 51 (21.70%) Relational Database
19 48 (20.43%) Ansible
19 48 (20.43%) Windows
20 47 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
21 46 (19.57%) Artificial Intelligence
22 45 (19.15%) PhD
23 44 (18.72%) Shell Script

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 39 (16.60%) Apache Spark
2 27 (11.49%) SAS
3 9 (3.83%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.40%) Apache Pig
5 6 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.85%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) SPSS
2 7 (2.98%) S-PLUS
2 7 (2.98%) Stata
3 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.43%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.43%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (14.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.28%) GitHub
5 2 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (51.06%) Big Data
2 71 (30.21%) Hadoop
3 65 (27.66%) SQL Server
4 51 (21.70%) Relational Database
5 22 (9.36%) Apache Hive
6 20 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (8.09%) Data Mining
8 14 (5.96%) NoSQL
9 13 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (4.68%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.13%) Data Lake
12 5 (2.13%) QlikView
12 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.70%) HBase
13 4 (1.70%) Power BI
13 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.28%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.23%) Cucumber
2 17 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.53%) JIRA
3 13 (5.53%) TeamCity
4 12 (5.11%) Selenium
5 10 (4.26%) FogBugz
6 9 (3.83%) GitLab
7 6 (2.55%) Maven
7 6 (2.55%) NuGet
7 6 (2.55%) PyCharm
8 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.85%) Babel
10 2 (0.85%) gulp
10 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.85%) webpack
11 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 86 (36.60%) Finance
2 64 (27.23%) Marketing
3 57 (24.26%) Manufacturing
3 57 (24.26%) Telecoms
4 55 (23.40%) Electronics
5 16 (6.81%) Retail
6 10 (4.26%) Banking
7 6 (2.55%) Law
7 6 (2.55%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (26.38%) Developer
2 52 (22.13%) Data Scientist
3 30 (12.77%) Architect
4 22 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (9.36%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.94%) Cloud Architect
5 21 (8.94%) Software Engineer
6 18 (7.66%) DevOps Architect
6 18 (7.66%) Lead DevOps
7 16 (6.81%) Data Manager
8 15 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.96%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.96%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.11%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.68%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 10 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
12 10 (4.26%) Tester
13 9 (3.83%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.96%) .NET
2 22 (9.36%) MSMQ
2 22 (9.36%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (7.66%) CSS
4 17 (7.23%) HTML
5 14 (5.96%) Node.js
6 12 (5.11%) HTML5
6 12 (5.11%) JSON
7 11 (4.68%) Natural Language Processing
7 11 (4.68%) XML
8 10 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.26%) Gherkin
8 10 (4.26%) J2EE
9 9 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.40%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.40%) Backbone.js
10 8 (3.40%) TensorFlow
11 7 (2.98%) CSS3
11 7 (2.98%) RESTful
11 7 (2.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.72%) Algorithms
2 41 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (15.32%) Public Cloud
4 22 (9.36%) Computer Science
5 17 (7.23%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.98%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.98%) Handset
7 7 (2.98%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.13%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (2.13%) Fintech
8 5 (2.13%) iPad
8 5 (2.13%) Life Science
8 5 (2.13%) User Experience
9 4 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.70%) Robotics
10 3 (1.28%) Social Media
11 2 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.43%) Windows
2 36 (15.32%) Unix
3 22 (9.36%) Linux
4 7 (2.98%) Android
4 7 (2.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (33.19%) Analytics
3 63 (26.81%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (24.26%) DevOps
4 57 (24.26%) Mathematics
5 55 (23.40%) Digital Marketing
5 55 (23.40%) Programme Management
6 53 (22.55%) Open Source
7 46 (19.57%) Artificial Intelligence
8 40 (17.02%) TDD
9 36 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (13.19%) Data Analytics
10 31 (13.19%) Statistics
11 30 (12.77%) Scrum
12 26 (11.06%) Software Engineering
13 23 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (9.36%) Unit Testing
15 21 (8.94%) Statistical Modelling
16 20 (8.51%) BDD
16 20 (8.51%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 128 (54.47%) Python
2 94 (40.00%) Java
3 80 (34.04%) SQL
4 62 (26.38%) C++
5 55 (23.40%) R
6 44 (18.72%) Shell Script
7 39 (16.60%) C#
8 38 (16.17%) MATLAB
9 36 (15.32%) Go
10 27 (11.49%) JavaScript
11 11 (4.68%) Scala
12 10 (4.26%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.98%) Clojure
14 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.55%) Ruby
14 6 (2.55%) TypeScript
15 5 (2.13%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.70%) PHP
17 3 (1.28%) C
18 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (19.15%) PhD
2 43 (18.30%) Degree
3 5 (2.13%) Postgraduate
4 3 (1.28%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.96%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 16 (6.81%) Docker
2 6 (2.55%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.55%) VirtualBox
2 6 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (20.43%) Ansible
2 44 (18.72%) Opscode Chef
2 44 (18.72%) Puppet
3 22 (9.36%) Mesos
4 3 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.28%) Marathon
4 3 (1.28%) rkt
5 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 56 (23.83%) SAP
2 39 (16.60%) Google
3 25 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.55%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.55%) VMware
5 5 (2.13%) IBM
5 5 (2.13%) Tableau
6 4 (1.70%) Splunk
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle
7 3 (1.28%) Zend
8 2 (0.85%) Capita
8 2 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.43%) Xamarin