Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > North West
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 175 167
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Presales 69 167 227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 1.64% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.75% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 67 174 177
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £29,000 £38,250 £37,400
90th Percentile £68,500 £89,625 £82,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

Presales 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 5,748 9,530 11,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.13% 93.49% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,562 7,042 9,037
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Presales as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Presales in the North West.

Salary trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Presales in the North West over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Presales in the North West

Presales
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 Presales within the North West region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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 -16 46 £50,000 -23.08% 3
Cheshire +38 20 £52,000 +26.06%
Lancashire +49 2 £26,500 -33.75%
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 35 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (28.99%) Azure
4 17 (24.64%) Office 365
5 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (20.29%) Project Management
8 13 (18.84%) Windows
9 12 (17.39%) Citrix
9 12 (17.39%) Migration
9 12 (17.39%) VMware
9 12 (17.39%) Business Development
10 10 (14.49%) IaaS
11 9 (13.04%) Marketing
11 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
11 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
11 9 (13.04%) ERP
12 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
12 8 (11.59%) IBM
12 8 (11.59%) Degree
12 8 (11.59%) AWS
12 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
12 8 (11.59%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
12 8 (11.59%) Decision-Making
12 8 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (10.14%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
13 7 (10.14%) User Stories

Presales
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 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.14%) Alfresco
4 6 (8.70%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) CMS
6 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (5.80%) SAP ERP
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (1.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Azure
2 17 (24.64%) Office 365
3 10 (14.49%) IaaS
4 8 (11.59%) AWS
5 6 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.35%) GCP
7 2 (2.90%) PaaS
8 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle CX
8 1 (1.45%) SaaS
8 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Firewall
1 5 (7.25%) MPLS
2 4 (5.80%) ADSL
2 4 (5.80%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) Wireless
3 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) Network Security
4 2 (2.90%) SSL
4 2 (2.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.90%) VSAN
4 2 (2.90%) WAN
4 2 (2.90%) X.509
5 1 (1.45%) BGP
5 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.45%) OSPF
5 1 (1.45%) Skype
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.45%) Essbase
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.04%) Marketing
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Finance
4 4 (5.80%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.35%) Law
6 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Consultant
2 14 (20.29%) Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Business Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Active Directory Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Cloud Consultant
7 6 (8.70%) Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Account Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Account Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Project Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.45%) COM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.45%) SAPUI5
2 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Social Media
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.25%) Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Project Management
4 12 (17.39%) Business Development
4 12 (17.39%) Migration
5 9 (13.04%) ERP
5 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 8 (11.59%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (11.59%) Decision-Making
7 7 (10.14%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.14%) IT Governance
7 7 (10.14%) PRINCE
7 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
7 7 (10.14%) Project Planning
7 7 (10.14%) User Stories
7 7 (10.14%) Workflow
8 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
8 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) C++
1 3 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) ABAP
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) C
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.35%) CCDP
4 3 (4.35%) CISSP
4 3 (4.35%) MCP
4 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.45%) APMP
6 1 (1.45%) CCIE
6 1 (1.45%) CISM
6 1 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) XenApp
3 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Citrix
2 12 (17.39%) VMware
3 8 (11.59%) IBM
4 7 (10.14%) Cognos
5 6 (8.70%) SAP
6 4 (5.80%) EMC
7 3 (4.35%) Cisco
7 3 (4.35%) Meraki
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) F5
8 2 (2.90%) Facebook
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Instagram
8 2 (2.90%) Pinterest
9 1 (1.45%) Adobe
9 1 (1.45%) Ariba
9 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp