Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 34 48
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14 -13
Permanent jobs citing Retail 518 873 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.88% 6.89% 5.35%
As % of the General category 12.82% 16.07% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 426 602 514
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £23,000 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,875 £68,975 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 4,042 5,434 4,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.05% 42.87% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,085 4,002 3,441
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Retail in the North West

Retail
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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 -20 372 £45,000 - 122
Lancashire +2 48 £30,000 -36.84% 24
Cheshire -9 47 £46,250 -5.13% 28
Merseyside -15 31 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Cumbria +10 13 £30,000 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 188 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.96%) E-Commerce
3 119 (22.97%) Finance
4 93 (17.95%) SQL
5 87 (16.80%) Microsoft
6 80 (15.44%) DevOps
7 78 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
8 77 (14.86%) JavaScript
9 75 (14.48%) Business Intelligence
10 73 (14.09%) HTML
11 72 (13.90%) CSS
12 64 (12.36%) SQL Server
13 61 (11.78%) Java
13 61 (11.78%) Project Management
14 56 (10.81%) PHP
14 56 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
15 53 (10.23%) Manufacturing
16 50 (9.65%) MySQL
17 49 (9.46%) Marketing
17 49 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
18 48 (9.27%) Scrum
19 46 (8.88%) Test Automation
20 44 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (8.49%) SAP
21 43 (8.30%) Web Services
21 43 (8.30%) Windows
21 43 (8.30%) Degree
22 42 (8.11%) Linux
22 42 (8.11%) SDLC
23 41 (7.92%) .NET

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 13 (2.51%) CMS
2 12 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.32%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.12%) Alfresco
3 11 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.35%) Liferay
5 7 (1.35%) SAS
6 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.97%) Marvel
6 5 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.77%) Apache
7 4 (0.77%) Confluence
8 3 (0.58%) nginx
9 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.97%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.97%) InVision
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.12%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.74%) Magento
3 7 (1.35%) osCommerce
3 7 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (6.95%) SaaS
4 27 (5.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.70%) Office 365
6 9 (1.74%) IaaS
7 7 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.35%) PaaS
8 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.58%) npm
11 2 (0.39%) Algolia
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.39%) Apple Pay
11 2 (0.39%) Firebase
11 2 (0.39%) Google Pay
11 2 (0.39%) Heroku
11 2 (0.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.18%) Firewall
2 19 (3.67%) MPLS
3 18 (3.47%) LAN
3 18 (3.47%) WAN
4 9 (1.74%) VPN
5 8 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.54%) Wireless
6 7 (1.35%) DHCP
6 7 (1.35%) DNS
6 7 (1.35%) Network Security
6 7 (1.35%) VoIP
7 6 (1.16%) Skype
8 4 (0.77%) SAN
9 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.58%) FTP
9 3 (0.58%) HTTP
9 3 (0.58%) Internet
9 3 (0.58%) IPsec
9 3 (0.58%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 50 (9.65%) MySQL
3 27 (5.21%) Big Data
4 22 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.09%) Hadoop
6 14 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.93%) Power BI
10 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.35%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.58%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 35 (6.76%) JIRA
2 30 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.83%) Selenium
4 22 (4.25%) Gradle
4 22 (4.25%) Maven
5 17 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 17 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.51%) JUnit
7 9 (1.74%) Grunt
7 9 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.54%) gulp
8 8 (1.54%) JMeter
9 7 (1.35%) Ant
9 7 (1.35%) Mockito
10 6 (1.16%) Gatling
10 6 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.16%) Spock
11 4 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.77%) Subversion
12 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (22.97%) Finance
2 53 (10.23%) Manufacturing
3 49 (9.46%) Marketing
4 26 (5.02%) Banking
4 26 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.63%) Electronics
6 16 (3.09%) Games
7 12 (2.32%) Law
8 11 (2.12%) Automotive
8 11 (2.12%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.74%) Local Government
10 6 (1.16%) Back Office
10 6 (1.16%) Legal
10 6 (1.16%) Publishing
11 5 (0.97%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.97%) French Language
11 5 (0.97%) German Language
12 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 113 (21.81%) Analyst
2 108 (20.85%) Developer
3 28 (5.41%) Test Analyst
4 27 (5.21%) Consultant
5 26 (5.02%) Architect
5 26 (5.02%) IT Analyst
6 25 (4.83%) Business Analyst
7 23 (4.44%) PHP Developer
8 22 (4.25%) Project Manager
9 20 (3.86%) Software Engineer
10 18 (3.47%) .NET Developer
11 17 (3.28%) Java Developer
12 16 (3.09%) Senior Developer
13 15 (2.90%) Development Manager
13 15 (2.90%) Support Engineer
14 14 (2.70%) Administrator
14 14 (2.70%) DBA
14 14 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.70%) Scrum Master
14 14 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.09%) HTML
2 72 (13.90%) CSS
3 43 (8.30%) Web Services
4 41 (7.92%) .NET
5 37 (7.14%) XML
6 30 (5.79%) HTML5
7 29 (5.60%) AngularJS
7 29 (5.60%) Spring
8 26 (5.02%) React
9 25 (4.83%) SOAP
10 22 (4.25%) RESTful
11 21 (4.05%) CSS3
12 20 (3.86%) ASP.NET
12 20 (3.86%) Node.js
13 19 (3.67%) Ajax
13 19 (3.67%) jQuery
14 17 (3.28%) REST
14 17 (3.28%) Sass
15 16 (3.09%) J2EE
16 15 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.18%) User Experience
3 17 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.90%) EPoS
4 15 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.51%) Blog
6 12 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.93%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.74%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.54%) Fintech
10 8 (1.54%) Life Science
10 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.35%) APACS
11 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.97%) FMCG
12 5 (0.97%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.97%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.30%) Windows
2 42 (8.11%) Linux
3 27 (5.21%) Unix
4 13 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.97%) Android
8 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.96%) E-Commerce
3 80 (15.44%) DevOps
4 75 (14.48%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (11.78%) Project Management
6 49 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (9.27%) Scrum
8 46 (8.88%) Test Automation
9 42 (8.11%) SDLC
10 37 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (6.95%) BDD
11 36 (6.95%) TDD
12 35 (6.76%) Software Engineering
13 33 (6.37%) Front End Development
14 32 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (5.79%) User Stories
16 29 (5.60%) Mentoring
16 29 (5.60%) Microservices
17 28 (5.41%) Analytics
17 28 (5.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (17.95%) SQL
2 77 (14.86%) JavaScript
3 61 (11.78%) Java
4 56 (10.81%) PHP
5 37 (7.14%) Python
6 33 (6.37%) C#
7 24 (4.63%) PowerShell
8 23 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.70%) Java 8
10 11 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.54%) Go
12 7 (1.35%) VBA
13 6 (1.16%) R
14 5 (0.97%) ES6
14 5 (0.97%) Scala
14 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.77%) C
15 4 (0.77%) VB
15 4 (0.77%) X++
16 3 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (8.30%) Degree
2 19 (3.67%) ISEB
3 17 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.90%) CCNP
4 15 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.54%) CISSP
5 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.54%) PMP
6 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.97%) CCNA
7 5 (0.97%) GIAC
8 4 (0.77%) MCP
8 4 (0.77%) MCSA
9 2 (0.39%) CISM
9 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.39%) HNC
9 2 (0.39%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.41%) QA
2 9 (1.74%) PMO
3 8 (1.54%) GDPR
3 8 (1.54%) SLA
4 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 25 (4.83%) Active Directory
1 25 (4.83%) Docker
2 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.67%) Puppet
2 18 (3.47%) Ansible
3 15 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.70%) Terraform
5 9 (1.74%) Kibana
6 6 (1.16%) Grafana
6 6 (1.16%) SCCM
7 5 (0.97%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.77%) Istio
9 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.49%) SAP
3 31 (5.98%) VMware
4 25 (4.83%) Cisco
5 23 (4.44%) Oracle
6 22 (4.25%) Google
7 17 (3.28%) Sitecore
8 14 (2.70%) hybris
9 12 (2.32%) Adobe
9 12 (2.32%) Cognos
9 12 (2.32%) IBM
10 11 (2.12%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.74%) HP
11 9 (1.74%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.54%) Tableau
13 7 (1.35%) ATG
13 7 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.35%) Zend
14 6 (1.16%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.16%) RedGate