The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Refactoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Refactoring
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 223 234
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Refactoring 38 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 11
Median salary £42,750 £31,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.90% +12.72%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Refactoring 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 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Refactoring in the North West

Refactoring
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Refactoring in the North West

Refactoring
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Refactoring in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Refactoring in the North West

Refactoring
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 Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Manchester +4 30 £46,250 +42.30% 6
Cheshire -30 4 £40,500 -
Merseyside - 4 £35,000 - 1
Refactoring
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Refactoring 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 Refactoring.

1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) TDD
3 31 (46.97%) Finance
4 30 (45.45%) SQL
5 27 (40.91%) .NET
6 25 (37.88%) Java
7 23 (34.85%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 22 (33.33%) Scrum
9 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
9 20 (30.30%) Selenium
10 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
10 19 (28.79%) OO
10 19 (28.79%) Regression Testing
11 17 (25.76%) PHP
11 17 (25.76%) C#
11 17 (25.76%) HTML
11 17 (25.76%) BDD
12 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
12 16 (24.24%) QA
12 16 (24.24%) CSS
13 15 (22.73%) Python
13 15 (22.73%) Relational Database
14 14 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (21.21%) Windows
14 14 (21.21%) Web Services
15 13 (19.70%) OOP
15 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
15 13 (19.70%) MVC
16 12 (18.18%) C++

Refactoring
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 4 (6.06%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.15%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (6.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) DNS
1 6 (9.09%) Internet
1 6 (9.09%) SMTP
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.73%) Relational Database
3 10 (15.15%) Big Data
3 10 (15.15%) Hadoop
3 10 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) MySQL
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Selenium
2 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.58%) gulp
5 4 (6.06%) JIRA
6 3 (4.55%) Subversion
7 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.03%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.52%) Grunt
8 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.52%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.52%) Moq
8 1 (1.52%) QUnit
8 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (46.97%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Electronics
2 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
2 10 (15.15%) Marketing
2 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) PHP Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) QA Automation Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) QA Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Software Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Java Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
4 9 (13.64%) QA Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) HTML Developer
6 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Developer
7 6 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) .NET
2 17 (25.76%) HTML
3 16 (24.24%) CSS
4 14 (21.21%) Web Services
5 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 10 (15.15%) HTML5
7 9 (13.64%) jQuery
8 8 (12.12%) CSS3
9 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
9 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.09%) RESTful
11 5 (7.58%) Entity Framework
11 5 (7.58%) Node.js
11 5 (7.58%) Sass
11 5 (7.58%) SOAP
12 4 (6.06%) .NET Core
12 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Core
12 4 (6.06%) REST
12 4 (6.06%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Public Cloud
2 9 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.03%) EMV
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) TDD
3 22 (33.33%) Scrum
3 22 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 19 (28.79%) OO
5 19 (28.79%) Regression Testing
6 17 (25.76%) BDD
7 14 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (19.70%) MVC
8 13 (19.70%) OOP
9 12 (18.18%) ATDD
9 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (18.18%) DevOps
10 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (16.67%) SDLC
10 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.15%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) C#
3 17 (25.76%) PHP
4 15 (22.73%) Python
5 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
6 12 (18.18%) C++
7 11 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 10 (15.15%) Go
9 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
10 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
11 4 (6.06%) C
12 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (3.03%) Ruby
14 1 (1.52%) PHP 5
14 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
14 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 9 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Ansible
1 11 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (15.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Google
2 10 (15.15%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Brio
4 1 (1.52%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
4 1 (1.52%) Zend
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