Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 49 40
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Retail 909 629 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.88% 5.04% 5.60%
As % of the General category 16.16% 13.77% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 688 472 459
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,625 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 5626 4568 4961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.58% 36.61% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4114 3701 3937
North West median annual salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.87% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +7 667 £42,500 -2.30% 60
Cheshire +19 97 £47,500 +26.67% 6
Merseyside +48 69 £41,000 +2.50% 7
Lancashire +4 52 £40,500 +1.25% 5
Cumbria +5 2 - - 2
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Retail.

1 290 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (28.27%) E-Commerce
3 201 (22.11%) Finance
4 181 (19.91%) JavaScript
5 163 (17.93%) PHP
6 151 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
7 147 (16.17%) CSS
8 146 (16.06%) HTML
8 146 (16.06%) SQL
9 128 (14.08%) MySQL
10 126 (13.86%) Degree
11 124 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 122 (13.42%) SAP
13 107 (11.77%) OO
14 104 (11.44%) .NET
15 96 (10.56%) jQuery
16 95 (10.45%) AngularJS
16 95 (10.45%) SQL Server
17 94 (10.34%) Project Management
18 93 (10.23%) C#
19 90 (9.90%) Web Services
19 90 (9.90%) MVC
20 85 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
21 83 (9.13%) Scrum
22 81 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
23 75 (8.25%) DevOps
24 72 (7.92%) Test Automation
25 70 (7.70%) Analytics
25 70 (7.70%) Manufacturing
26 68 (7.48%) Management Information System

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 24 (2.64%) Apache Solr
2 20 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.65%) Apache
3 15 (1.65%) CMS
4 14 (1.54%) SAS
5 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.99%) Drupal
7 8 (0.88%) OpenROAD
8 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.77%) nginx
8 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.77%) WordPress
9 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.66%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.22%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 49 (5.39%) Magento
2 20 (2.20%) SAP Retail
3 15 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.65%) SAP MM
4 14 (1.54%) SAP SD
5 13 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (1.32%) SAP SCM
7 11 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.66%) Shopify
10 5 (0.55%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.33%) Epicor Tropos
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
13 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
13 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
13 2 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 81 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.64%) GitHub
4 23 (2.53%) SaaS
5 22 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.31%) Office 365
7 17 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.87%) Google App Engine
7 17 (1.87%) Serverless
8 16 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.55%) IaaS
11 5 (0.55%) npm
11 5 (0.55%) PaaS
12 3 (0.33%) Trello
13 2 (0.22%) G Suite
13 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.42%) Internet
2 13 (1.43%) Firewall
3 9 (0.99%) WAN
4 8 (0.88%) LAN
4 8 (0.88%) SAN
5 6 (0.66%) VPN
6 5 (0.55%) HTTP
6 5 (0.55%) RFID
6 5 (0.55%) Wireless
7 4 (0.44%) MPLS
8 3 (0.33%) DHCP
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
8 3 (0.33%) IPsec
8 3 (0.33%) SSL
8 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.22%) ADSL
9 2 (0.22%) ATM
9 2 (0.22%) FTP
9 2 (0.22%) VoIP
9 2 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (14.08%) MySQL
2 95 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 59 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.42%) Big Data
9 15 (1.65%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.88%) DTS
13 8 (0.88%) Essbase
13 8 (0.88%) Ingres
13 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 61 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.30%) PHPUnit
4 28 (3.08%) JIRA
5 25 (2.75%) Selenium
6 21 (2.31%) gulp
6 21 (2.31%) Vagrant
6 21 (2.31%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.98%) Xcode
8 17 (1.87%) Codeception
9 14 (1.54%) Subversion
10 13 (1.43%) git-flow
10 13 (1.43%) Grunt
11 10 (1.10%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.99%) webpack
13 8 (0.88%) eCATT
13 8 (0.88%) LSMW
13 8 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.77%) Xdebug
General
1 201 (22.11%) Finance
2 70 (7.70%) Manufacturing
3 64 (7.04%) Marketing
4 49 (5.39%) Automotive
5 39 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.52%) Electronics
7 29 (3.19%) Banking
8 24 (2.64%) Billing
9 22 (2.42%) Advertising
10 19 (2.09%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.87%) Games
12 13 (1.43%) Back Office
12 13 (1.43%) Publishing
13 11 (1.21%) Legal
14 5 (0.55%) Local Government
14 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 320 (35.20%) Developer
2 157 (17.27%) Analyst
3 103 (11.33%) Consultant
4 100 (11.00%) PHP Developer
5 76 (8.36%) Senior Developer
6 74 (8.14%) Business Analyst
7 69 (7.59%) SAP Consultant
8 59 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 48 (5.28%) Web Developer
10 36 (3.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 31 (3.41%) Senior PHP Developer
12 29 (3.19%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.19%) HTML CSS Developer
12 29 (3.19%) HTML Developer
13 27 (2.97%) IT Manager
14 26 (2.86%) Junior
15 25 (2.75%) Architect
15 25 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 23 (2.53%) Business Manager
16 23 (2.53%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.17%) CSS
2 146 (16.06%) HTML
3 104 (11.44%) .NET
4 96 (10.56%) jQuery
5 95 (10.45%) AngularJS
6 90 (9.90%) Web Services
7 65 (7.15%) ASP.NET
8 53 (5.83%) Laravel
9 52 (5.72%) Symfony
10 50 (5.50%) HTML5
11 49 (5.39%) Sass
12 46 (5.06%) XML
13 44 (4.84%) JSON
14 39 (4.29%) Node.js
14 39 (4.29%) RESTful
15 36 (3.96%) .NET Framework
16 32 (3.52%) Entity Framework
16 32 (3.52%) React
17 30 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 28 (3.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 151 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.73%) User Experience
4 40 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 32 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 29 (3.19%) iPad
8 20 (2.20%) EPoS
9 18 (1.98%) FMCG
10 13 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.99%) Digital Signage
13 8 (0.88%) Blog
13 8 (0.88%) LIMS
14 7 (0.77%) Replication
14 7 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.66%) Online Banking
16 5 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
16 5 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.93%) Windows
2 52 (5.72%) Linux
3 37 (4.07%) Android
4 36 (3.96%) Unix
5 34 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.66%) AIX
9 6 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.55%) CentOS
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.22%) SUSE
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (28.27%) E-Commerce
3 107 (11.77%) OO
4 94 (10.34%) Project Management
5 90 (9.90%) MVC
6 85 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (9.13%) Scrum
8 75 (8.25%) DevOps
9 72 (7.92%) Test Automation
10 70 (7.70%) Analytics
11 63 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 54 (5.94%) Business Analysis
13 53 (5.83%) ITIL
13 53 (5.83%) Mentoring
13 53 (5.83%) Software Engineering
14 52 (5.72%) Web Development
15 51 (5.61%) SDLC
16 49 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (5.28%) Requirements Analysis
17 48 (5.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 181 (19.91%) JavaScript
2 163 (17.93%) PHP
3 146 (16.06%) SQL
4 93 (10.23%) C#
5 68 (7.48%) Java
6 26 (2.86%) Python
6 26 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.09%) VB.NET
8 17 (1.87%) ABAP
9 14 (1.54%) Apple Swift
9 14 (1.54%) VB
10 10 (1.10%) R
11 9 (0.99%) C
12 8 (0.88%) VBA
13 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.77%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.66%) Perl
14 6 (0.66%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.55%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (13.86%) Degree
2 26 (2.86%) CISSP
3 24 (2.64%) ISEB
4 19 (2.09%) CISA
5 17 (1.87%) CISM
6 16 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.99%) MCSE
10 8 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 7 (0.77%) CCNA
11 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.77%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.66%) Security Cleared
13 5 (0.55%) APMP
13 5 (0.55%) PhD
13 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.37%) QA
2 17 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.43%) GDPR
4 13 (1.43%) PMO
5 10 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.10%) GCP
5 10 (1.10%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 38 (4.18%) Docker
2 21 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.86%) Puppet
2 18 (1.98%) Capistrano
3 17 (1.87%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.55%) SCCM
5 3 (0.33%) Control-M
5 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.33%) Terraform
5 3 (0.33%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 124 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 122 (13.42%) SAP
3 45 (4.95%) Zend
4 44 (4.84%) Oracle
5 25 (2.75%) Google
6 20 (2.20%) VMware
7 18 (1.98%) hybris
8 17 (1.87%) Cisco
9 12 (1.32%) Apple
9 12 (1.32%) IBM
10 8 (0.88%) Actian
10 8 (0.88%) HP
10 8 (0.88%) Percona
11 7 (0.77%) Adobe
11 7 (0.77%) Sage
12 6 (0.66%) Ariba
13 5 (0.55%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.55%) Talend
13 5 (0.55%) Teradata