Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Manufacturing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 64 81
Rank change year-on-year -42 +17 +22
Permanent jobs citing Manufacturing 311 579 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 4.61% 3.56%
As % of the General category 7.76% 10.77% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 202 358 311
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,388 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -

Manufacturing is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,009 5,378 4,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.99% 42.82% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,054 3,959 3,472
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
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 Manufacturing within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -57 170 £45,000 -7.22% 59
Cheshire +28 52 £30,000 -33.33% 23
Lancashire -14 42 £46,500 +9.41% 25
Merseyside -23 21 £42,500 +10.39% 11
Cumbria 0 1 - - 2
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing.

1 157 (50.48%) SAP
2 122 (39.23%) Finance
3 95 (30.55%) Electronics
4 87 (27.97%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (27.33%) Programme Management
6 82 (26.37%) Marketing
7 79 (25.40%) Telecoms
8 77 (24.76%) Digital Marketing
9 63 (20.26%) ERP
10 56 (18.01%) Microsoft
11 53 (17.04%) Retail
12 52 (16.72%) Degree
13 50 (16.08%) Software Engineering
13 50 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (13.50%) SQL
17 35 (11.25%) Windows
17 35 (11.25%) Active Directory
17 35 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (11.25%) Logistics
18 34 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (10.29%) C++
19 32 (10.29%) SAP S/4HANA
20 30 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (9.32%) C#
21 29 (9.32%) SQL Server
22 27 (8.68%) Google Cloud Platform
23 26 (8.36%) Life Science
24 25 (8.04%) SAP ERP

Manufacturing
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 15 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.93%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.96%) Apache
4 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.61%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (10.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (8.04%) SAP ERP
3 14 (4.50%) SAP SD
4 13 (4.18%) SAP PP
5 12 (3.86%) SAP MM
6 11 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (2.89%) SAP SCM
8 8 (2.57%) SAP CO
8 8 (2.57%) SAP FI
8 8 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (1.29%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.96%) Demantra
11 3 (0.96%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle ASCP
12 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.64%) Magento
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle SCM
12 2 (0.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (7.40%) Office 365
5 21 (6.75%) SaaS
6 11 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.61%) IaaS
7 5 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.07%) Firewall
2 15 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.86%) LAN
4 10 (3.22%) WAN
5 9 (2.89%) Bluetooth
5 9 (2.89%) Wireless
6 8 (2.57%) Internet
6 8 (2.57%) SNMP
7 7 (2.25%) DHCP
7 7 (2.25%) Ethernet
7 7 (2.25%) VoIP
7 7 (2.25%) VPN
8 6 (1.93%) SMTP
9 5 (1.61%) DNS
9 5 (1.61%) Network Security
9 5 (1.61%) RFID
9 5 (1.61%) SAN
10 4 (1.29%) GSM
10 4 (1.29%) VLAN
10 4 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.86%) Big Data
4 11 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.22%) Power BI
6 9 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 7 (2.25%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
7 7 (2.25%) QlikView
8 6 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.61%) MySQL
9 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.22%) Selenium
3 9 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.89%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.25%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.93%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.29%) JIRA
6 4 (1.29%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.96%) CMake
7 3 (0.96%) GCC
7 3 (0.96%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.64%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.64%) Serilog
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (39.23%) Finance
2 95 (30.55%) Electronics
3 82 (26.37%) Marketing
4 79 (25.40%) Telecoms
5 53 (17.04%) Retail
6 17 (5.47%) Local Government
7 7 (2.25%) Games
8 6 (1.93%) Automotive
9 5 (1.61%) Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Advertising
11 2 (0.64%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.64%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 90 (28.94%) Analyst
2 67 (21.54%) Consultant
3 46 (14.79%) SAP Analyst
4 45 (14.47%) Developer
5 37 (11.90%) SAP Consultant
6 33 (10.61%) Business Analyst
7 30 (9.65%) Software Engineer
8 29 (9.32%) SAP Business Analyst
9 21 (6.75%) SAP Business Consultant
10 17 (5.47%) Architect
10 17 (5.47%) SAP MM Consultant
10 17 (5.47%) Support Analyst
11 16 (5.14%) Embedded Engineer
11 16 (5.14%) SAP PP Analyst
12 15 (4.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 14 (4.50%) SAP MM Analyst
13 14 (4.50%) SAP MM Business Analyst
14 13 (4.18%) .NET Developer
14 13 (4.18%) Cloud Consultant
15 12 (3.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.07%) .NET
2 21 (6.75%) HTML
3 15 (4.82%) CSS
4 11 (3.54%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.54%) Web Services
5 10 (3.22%) REST
5 10 (3.22%) SOAP
6 9 (2.89%) Middleware
6 9 (2.89%) RESTful
7 8 (2.57%) EDI
8 7 (2.25%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.25%) HTML5
9 6 (1.93%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.93%) Flash
9 6 (1.93%) jQuery
9 6 (1.93%) OpenGL
9 6 (1.93%) React
10 5 (1.61%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.61%) JSON
10 5 (1.61%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.36%) Life Science
3 18 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.54%) Acoustics
6 10 (3.22%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.89%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.89%) User Experience
8 7 (2.25%) Blog
9 6 (1.93%) FMCG
10 5 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.61%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.96%) Vector Graphics
13 2 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.25%) Windows
2 24 (7.72%) Android
2 24 (7.72%) Linux
3 19 (6.11%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.54%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.57%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.93%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.96%) Debian
10 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (27.97%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (27.33%) Programme Management
3 77 (24.76%) Digital Marketing
4 63 (20.26%) ERP
5 50 (16.08%) Software Engineering
6 49 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (11.25%) Logistics
9 30 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (7.72%) DevOps
11 22 (7.07%) ITIL
11 22 (7.07%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (6.43%) Open Source
13 19 (6.11%) Information Security
13 19 (6.11%) Test Automation
14 16 (5.14%) Migration
15 15 (4.82%) Data Analysis
16 13 (4.18%) Project Management
17 12 (3.86%) MVC
17 12 (3.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.50%) SQL
2 32 (10.29%) C++
3 29 (9.32%) C#
4 20 (6.43%) Java
4 20 (6.43%) PowerShell
4 20 (6.43%) T-SQL
5 18 (5.79%) C
6 16 (5.14%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.50%) Python
8 10 (3.22%) ABAP
8 10 (3.22%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.22%) Embedded C
8 10 (3.22%) Go
9 8 (2.57%) Embedded C++
9 8 (2.57%) PHP
10 7 (2.25%) VB
11 6 (1.93%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.93%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 52 (16.72%) Degree
2 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.86%) MCSE
4 9 (2.89%) MCDST
4 9 (2.89%) MCP
5 7 (2.25%) A+ Certification
6 6 (1.93%) CISSP
7 5 (1.61%) GIAC
8 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.32%) CEH
10 1 (0.32%) GSEC
10 1 (0.32%) IIBA
10 1 (0.32%) PhD
10 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.82%) QA
2 6 (1.93%) SLA
3 5 (1.61%) ISO 13485
4 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.96%) PMO
6 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (11.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.50%) Docker
3 11 (3.54%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.89%) Firmware
5 7 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.61%) vSphere
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.25%) Ansible
2 7 (2.25%) Terraform
3 5 (1.61%) Grafana
3 5 (1.61%) Kibana
4 4 (1.29%) Packer
5 2 (0.64%) Istio
5 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 157 (50.48%) SAP
2 56 (18.01%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.72%) VMware
4 21 (6.75%) Google
5 18 (5.79%) Oracle
6 9 (2.89%) Ivanti
6 9 (2.89%) MobileIron
6 9 (2.89%) Rackspace
6 9 (2.89%) Sage
7 6 (1.93%) Ariba
7 6 (1.93%) Cisco
8 5 (1.61%) Twitter
9 4 (1.29%) IFS
9 4 (1.29%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.29%) Mentor Graphics
10 3 (0.96%) Epicor
10 3 (0.96%) Huawei
10 3 (0.96%) NETGEAR
10 3 (0.96%) SonicWALL
10 3 (0.96%) Veeam