The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Physics
England / North West
Rank 186 215 233
Rank change year-on-year +29 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Physics 68 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.46% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 61 18 12
Median salary £53,573 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +53.84%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,564
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.90%  

Physics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5555 5000 5806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.37% 87.98% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4609 4158 4662
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Physics as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the North West

Physics
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Physics in the North West

Physics
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Physics in the North West

Physics
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 Physics within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 50 £53,573 -
Manchester -20 16 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Cheshire +7 2 £40,000 -15.78%
Physics
England

Physics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 50 (57.47%) Human Factors
2 26 (29.89%) Mathematics
2 26 (29.89%) SQL
3 24 (27.59%) Degree
4 21 (24.14%) C++
5 17 (19.54%) Information Security
5 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
6 16 (18.39%) Computer Science
6 16 (18.39%) Change Management
6 16 (18.39%) OO
7 15 (17.24%) Windows
8 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
8 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
8 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.79%) Python
9 12 (13.79%) Machine Learning
10 11 (12.64%) C#
10 11 (12.64%) Games
11 10 (11.49%) OpenGL
11 10 (11.49%) DirectX
12 9 (10.34%) Analytics
12 9 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (10.34%) Network Security
12 9 (10.34%) Game Development
12 9 (10.34%) R
12 9 (10.34%) Content Development
12 9 (10.34%) Citrix
12 9 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (10.34%) Firewall
12 9 (10.34%) Finance

Physics
Top Related 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 3 (3.45%) SAS
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.20%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Firewall
1 9 (10.34%) Network Security
2 6 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 6 (6.90%) RS-232
2 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.05%) Data Mining
4 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
6 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Blend
1 6 (6.90%) MSI
1 6 (6.90%) MSTest
1 6 (6.90%) NuGet
1 6 (6.90%) NUnit
1 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 6 (6.90%) WiX
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (12.64%) Games
2 9 (10.34%) Finance
3 8 (9.20%) Marketing
4 6 (6.90%) Electronics
5 5 (5.75%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Data Scientist
4 9 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Junior
4 9 (10.34%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Junior Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Network Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Network Security Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Security Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Head of Programme Management
5 8 (9.20%) Head of Programme Office
5 8 (9.20%) IT Security Officer
5 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.20%) Security Officer
5 8 (9.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) DirectX
1 10 (11.49%) OpenGL
2 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) .NET Compact Framework
2 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 6 (6.90%) COM
2 6 (6.90%) Entity Framework
2 6 (6.90%) Lambda Expressions
2 6 (6.90%) LINQ
2 6 (6.90%) LINQ to SQL
2 6 (6.90%) NHibernate
2 6 (6.90%) Silverlight
2 6 (6.90%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (6.90%) WCF
2 6 (6.90%) Web Services
2 6 (6.90%) WPF
2 6 (6.90%) XML
2 6 (6.90%) XSD
3 1 (1.15%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Animation
3 6 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.90%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 6 (6.90%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows XP
3 8 (9.20%) Linux
4 6 (6.90%) Mac OS
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (57.47%) Human Factors
2 26 (29.89%) Mathematics
3 17 (19.54%) Information Security
3 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.39%) Change Management
4 16 (18.39%) OO
5 12 (13.79%) Machine Learning
6 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.34%) Analytics
6 9 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.34%) Content Development
6 9 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (10.34%) Game Development
6 9 (10.34%) ITIL
6 9 (10.34%) Programme Management
6 9 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (9.20%) Data Architecture
7 8 (9.20%) Information Governance
7 8 (9.20%) Project Management
7 8 (9.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) SQL
2 21 (24.14%) C++
3 12 (13.79%) Python
4 11 (12.64%) C#
5 9 (10.34%) C
5 9 (10.34%) R
6 7 (8.05%) Java
7 6 (6.90%) XAML
8 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.30%) Perl
9 2 (2.30%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (27.59%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (9.20%) MAPM
3 8 (9.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco
2 9 (10.34%) Citrix
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) VMware
3 1 (1.15%) SAP
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