Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 140 218
Rank change year-on-year -17 +78 -35
Permanent jobs citing Presales 189 267 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 2.24% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.45% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 172 196 127
North West median annual salary £60,000 £67,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.44% +23.18% +9.45%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,125 £80,000
England median annual salary £61,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.33% -

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 9,878 10,894 12,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.45% 91.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,456 8,755 9,675
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Presales in the North West

Presales
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 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 +13 129 £60,000 - 29
Cheshire -28 43 £32,500 -53.57% 6
Merseyside -9 9 £62,500 +108.33%
Lancashire -25 6 £35,000 -39.13% 2
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 67 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 62 (32.80%) Azure
3 46 (24.34%) AWS
3 46 (24.34%) Project Management
4 45 (23.81%) Project Delivery
5 41 (21.69%) SQL
6 39 (20.63%) Cisco
7 33 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (16.93%) Data Centre
9 30 (15.87%) VMware
10 29 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (15.34%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (12.70%) Marketing
12 23 (12.17%) .NET
13 22 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (11.64%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (10.58%) Migration
14 20 (10.58%) C
14 20 (10.58%) WAN
15 19 (10.05%) LAN
15 19 (10.05%) Windows
16 18 (9.52%) Java
16 18 (9.52%) PRINCE2
16 18 (9.52%) NetApp
16 18 (9.52%) Finance
16 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.52%) Veeam
16 18 (9.52%) Office 365
17 17 (8.99%) FlexPod
17 17 (8.99%) Public Cloud

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 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Headless CMS
3 1 (0.53%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.06%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) HFM
4 1 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (32.80%) Azure
2 46 (24.34%) AWS
3 29 (15.34%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (9.52%) Office 365
5 17 (8.99%) GCP
6 9 (4.76%) IaaS
7 6 (3.17%) SaaS
8 5 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.06%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.53%) PaaS
10 1 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.58%) WAN
2 19 (10.05%) LAN
3 17 (8.99%) Internet
4 12 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (6.35%) FCoE
4 12 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
4 12 (6.35%) Firewall
4 12 (6.35%) iSCSI
4 12 (6.35%) Software-Defined Networking
4 12 (6.35%) VSAN
5 11 (5.82%) BGP
5 11 (5.82%) OSPF
5 11 (5.82%) VPN
6 10 (5.29%) EIGRP
6 10 (5.29%) IPv4
6 10 (5.29%) IPv6
6 10 (5.29%) RIP
6 10 (5.29%) SMTP
6 10 (5.29%) SNMP
6 10 (5.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
1 16 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (7.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 15 (7.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 15 (7.94%) BigQuery
2 15 (7.94%) Snowflake Schema
2 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.17%) Big Data
5 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.06%) Power BI
8 2 (1.06%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.53%) Essbase
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (12.70%) Marketing
2 18 (9.52%) Finance
3 7 (3.70%) Banking
4 6 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 67 (35.45%) Architect
2 62 (32.80%) Consultant
3 45 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (10.58%) Technical Consultant
5 18 (9.52%) Presales Engineer
6 16 (8.47%) Technical Architect
7 15 (7.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 12 (6.35%) Java Architect
9 11 (5.82%) Presales Solution Architect
10 8 (4.23%) Cloud Consultant
10 8 (4.23%) Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Principal Consultant
11 7 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.70%) Engagement Manager
11 7 (3.70%) Java Technical Architect
11 7 (3.70%) Presales Consultant
11 7 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.17%) IP Architect
12 6 (3.17%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.17%) .NET
2 16 (8.47%) Web Services
3 12 (6.35%) Flash
4 6 (3.17%) CSS
5 5 (2.65%) jQuery
6 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.06%) ADO
7 2 (1.06%) COM
8 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.53%) CSS3
8 1 (0.53%) GreenSock GSAP
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
8 1 (0.53%) JSON
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.53%) React
8 1 (0.53%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) SAML
8 1 (0.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.93%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.99%) FlexPod
2 17 (8.99%) Public Cloud
3 13 (6.88%) Replication
4 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.12%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Animation
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.05%) Windows
2 17 (8.99%) Linux
3 12 (6.35%) Data ONTAP
4 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.34%) Project Management
2 45 (23.81%) Project Delivery
3 33 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (11.64%) Customer Requirements
5 20 (10.58%) Migration
6 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 17 (8.99%) ITIL
8 16 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.94%) Data Integration
9 15 (7.94%) Data Transformation
9 15 (7.94%) DevOps
9 15 (7.94%) ETL
9 15 (7.94%) SDLC
10 14 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.88%) Change Management
12 12 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.35%) Technology Roadmap
12 12 (6.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.69%) SQL
2 20 (10.58%) C
3 18 (9.52%) Java
4 16 (8.47%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.88%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.29%) C#
6 10 (5.29%) Python
7 4 (2.12%) Scala
8 2 (1.06%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) ES6
9 1 (0.53%) ES7
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (6.35%) CCNA
4 10 (5.29%) CCDP
4 10 (5.29%) CCNP
4 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.76%) VCAP
6 8 (4.23%) Degree
7 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.65%) MCSE
9 4 (2.12%) MCSA
9 4 (2.12%) NCDA
9 4 (2.12%) NCIE
10 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.53%) CISSP
11 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.53%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) PMO
2 6 (3.17%) GDPR
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.53%) GPG13
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 22 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.99%) VMware NSX
3 16 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 12 (6.35%) NFS
6 5 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.53%) Firmware
9 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.59%) SCCM
3 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Terraform
4 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 67 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.63%) Cisco
3 30 (15.87%) VMware
4 18 (9.52%) NetApp
4 18 (9.52%) Veeam
5 17 (8.99%) HP
6 15 (7.94%) Teradata
7 11 (5.82%) Citrix
7 11 (5.82%) SAP
8 8 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.70%) Redback
9 7 (3.70%) Sparx
10 6 (3.17%) Meraki
11 5 (2.65%) Juniper
12 4 (2.12%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.12%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.12%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.12%) Remedy
12 4 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.12%) Zscaler