Period
to 24 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 35 40
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 -11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 154 656 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.85% 6.27% 5.99%
As % of the General category 10.97% 17.22% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 145 463 560
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,900 £24,700
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,250 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.31% +8.00% -4.76%

Retail 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 1,404 3,809 4,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.08% 36.43% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,070 2,670 3,605
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,464 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the North West

Retail
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Retail in the North West

Retail
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Retail in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Retail in the North West

Retail
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 Retail within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -37 99 £47,500 -8.65% 39
Lancashire +25 33 £57,500 +64.29% 16
Cheshire 0 15 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Merseyside +26 7 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Retail.

1 46 (29.87%) E-Commerce
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.13%) PHP
4 29 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (16.88%) HTML
6 24 (15.58%) MySQL
6 24 (15.58%) CSS
6 24 (15.58%) Finance
7 20 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (12.99%) User Experience
8 18 (11.69%) DevOps
8 18 (11.69%) Zend
8 18 (11.69%) Magento
8 18 (11.69%) SQL
9 17 (11.04%) OOP
9 17 (11.04%) Laravel
10 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (10.39%) Microservices
10 16 (10.39%) Marketing
11 15 (9.74%) Java
11 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.09%) GitHub
12 14 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.44%) MVC
13 13 (8.44%) Linux
13 13 (8.44%) OO
13 13 (8.44%) GCP
13 13 (8.44%) PHPUnit
14 12 (7.79%) Docker

Retail
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 7 (4.55%) nginx
2 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.60%) Apache
3 4 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.60%) SAS
4 3 (1.95%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (11.69%) Magento
2 9 (5.84%) Shopify
3 4 (2.60%) Social Studio
4 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) GitHub
2 13 (8.44%) GCP
3 9 (5.84%) Azure
4 8 (5.19%) AWS
5 6 (3.90%) Yarn
6 4 (2.60%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (2.60%) Serverless
7 3 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.95%) npm
8 1 (0.65%) Akamai
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.65%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) Office 365
8 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) Firewall
2 2 (1.30%) VLAN
2 2 (1.30%) VoIP
3 1 (0.65%) BGP
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) MPLS
3 1 (0.65%) OSPF
3 1 (0.65%) SNMP
3 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) MySQL
2 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.60%) Big Data
5 4 (2.60%) Power BI
5 4 (2.60%) Redis
6 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.95%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.30%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.65%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.65%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) PHPUnit
2 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.60%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.60%) Grunt
4 4 (2.60%) gulp
4 4 (2.60%) JIRA
4 4 (2.60%) webpack
5 3 (1.95%) Subversion
6 2 (1.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Codeception
7 1 (0.65%) ERwin
7 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.65%) Postman
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (15.58%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Marketing
3 9 (5.84%) Games
4 2 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (31.82%) Developer
2 28 (18.18%) Architect
3 21 (13.64%) PHP Developer
4 18 (11.69%) Analyst
5 14 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.19%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.19%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.55%) E-Commerce Developer
9 7 (4.55%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
9 7 (4.55%) E-Commerce Web Developer
9 7 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.90%) .NET Architect
10 6 (3.90%) .NET Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.90%) Security Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.88%) HTML
2 24 (15.58%) CSS
3 17 (11.04%) Laravel
4 12 (7.79%) .NET
5 11 (7.14%) Node.js
6 10 (6.49%) Middleware
6 10 (6.49%) React
7 8 (5.19%) Spring
8 6 (3.90%) LAMP
8 6 (3.90%) REST
8 6 (3.90%) Sass
8 6 (3.90%) Symfony
9 5 (3.25%) Redux
9 5 (3.25%) XML
10 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.60%) Bulma
10 4 (2.60%) Electron Framework
10 4 (2.60%) Visualforce
10 4 (2.60%) Vue.js
11 3 (1.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) User Experience
2 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.19%) EPoS
4 8 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) FMCG
7 2 (1.30%) iPhone
7 2 (1.30%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.44%) Linux
2 8 (5.19%) Android
3 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.60%) Unix
4 4 (2.60%) Windows
5 2 (1.30%) HPUX
6 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (29.87%) E-Commerce
2 29 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (11.69%) DevOps
5 17 (11.04%) OOP
6 16 (10.39%) Microservices
7 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
8 14 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (8.44%) MVC
9 13 (8.44%) OO
10 12 (7.79%) Requirements Gathering
11 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.49%) Analytics
12 10 (6.49%) TDD
13 9 (5.84%) CRM
13 9 (5.84%) Logistics
13 9 (5.84%) SDLC
13 9 (5.84%) Use Case
13 9 (5.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 31 (20.13%) PHP
3 18 (11.69%) SQL
4 15 (9.74%) Java
5 10 (6.49%) C#
6 7 (4.55%) Python
7 5 (3.25%) Apex Code
8 4 (2.60%) C++
8 4 (2.60%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.95%) ES6
9 3 (1.95%) Java 8
10 2 (1.30%) VBA
11 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) Go
11 1 (0.65%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.95%) Degree
3 2 (1.30%) CISA
3 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.30%) GIAC
4 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) CCNP
4 1 (0.65%) CISSP
4 1 (0.65%) CSSLP
4 1 (0.65%) GSEC
4 1 (0.65%) ISACA
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.65%) SANS
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.95%) GDPR
2 3 (1.95%) NIST
2 3 (1.95%) PMO
3 2 (1.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.30%) XenApp
3 1 (0.65%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.30%) Terraform
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Zend
2 11 (7.14%) MuleSoft
2 11 (7.14%) SAP
3 10 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle
6 5 (3.25%) VMware
7 4 (2.60%) Cisco
7 4 (2.60%) Tableau
8 3 (1.95%) ATG
8 3 (1.95%) Google
8 3 (1.95%) hybris
8 3 (1.95%) IBM
8 3 (1.95%) Meraki
9 2 (1.30%) Adobe
9 2 (1.30%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.30%) Citrix
9 2 (1.30%) DataFlux
9 2 (1.30%) HP
9 2 (1.30%) McAfee