Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 54 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 +12
Permanent jobs citing Retail 440 508 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.04% 4.83% 6.89%
As % of the General category 14.30% 11.90% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 317 418 602
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,175 £27,050
90th Percentile £70,550 £72,500 £69,450
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -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 3,077 4,270 5,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.22% 40.63% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,303 3,272 4,077
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,489 £71,824 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +4 305 £47,500 +5.56% 117
Lancashire +10 62 £42,500 +30.77% 14
Cheshire +31 51 £42,500 -10.53% 30
Merseyside -9 14 £42,500 +21.43% 22
Cumbria -22 7 £50,000 +66.67%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 150 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.50%) SQL
3 95 (21.59%) E-Commerce
4 86 (19.55%) Finance
5 74 (16.82%) JavaScript
6 73 (16.59%) Microsoft
7 71 (16.14%) SQL Server
7 71 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
9 69 (15.68%) HTML
10 65 (14.77%) Azure
11 64 (14.55%) CSS
12 63 (14.32%) C#
12 63 (14.32%) .NET
12 63 (14.32%) Degree
13 53 (12.05%) Migration
13 53 (12.05%) Java
14 50 (11.36%) DevOps
15 49 (11.14%) Manufacturing
16 48 (10.91%) AngularJS
17 46 (10.45%) AWS
18 44 (10.00%) Linux
19 43 (9.77%) PHP
20 40 (9.09%) MVC
20 40 (9.09%) Marketing
21 39 (8.86%) ERP
21 39 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (8.64%) Project Management
22 38 (8.64%) HTML5
23 37 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 18 (4.09%) Apache
2 12 (2.73%) CMS
3 10 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (2.05%) Alfresco
5 6 (1.36%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.91%) IIS
7 4 (0.91%) nginx
8 3 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.23%) Camunda
10 1 (0.23%) GemFire
10 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (2.73%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (2.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (2.05%) Magento
3 8 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (1.59%) SAP CO
4 7 (1.59%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle ASCP
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.77%) Azure
2 46 (10.45%) AWS
3 15 (3.41%) GCP
4 13 (2.95%) SaaS
5 10 (2.27%) Office 365
6 7 (1.59%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.36%) GitHub
7 6 (1.36%) Heroku
8 4 (0.91%) Apple Pay
8 4 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.91%) Google Pay
8 4 (0.91%) PaaS
8 4 (0.91%) Serverless
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.45%) IaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.55%) Firewall
2 7 (1.59%) Internet
2 7 (1.59%) Wireless
3 6 (1.36%) DNS
3 6 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.14%) SMTP
5 4 (0.91%) LAN
5 4 (0.91%) WAN
6 3 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.68%) Network Security
7 2 (0.45%) ADSL
7 2 (0.45%) BGP
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (0.45%) DSL
7 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.45%) HTTP
7 2 (0.45%) SAN
7 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.45%) VLAN
8 1 (0.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.50%) MySQL
3 25 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.95%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.05%) Amazon Aurora
8 9 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (2.05%) Redis
9 8 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.59%) Big Data
10 7 (1.59%) Power BI
11 6 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.36%) QlikView
12 5 (1.14%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.14%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.77%) Visual Studio
5 16 (3.64%) JIRA
6 15 (3.41%) GitLab
7 13 (2.95%) Maven
8 7 (1.59%) Selenium
9 6 (1.36%) gulp
9 6 (1.36%) webpack
10 5 (1.14%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.91%) Ant
11 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.91%) Gradle
11 4 (0.91%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.68%) JUnit
12 3 (0.68%) Postman
12 3 (0.68%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.45%) TestRail
General
1 86 (19.55%) Finance
2 49 (11.14%) Manufacturing
3 40 (9.09%) Marketing
4 33 (7.50%) Banking
5 26 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.64%) Public Sector
7 15 (3.41%) Automotive
8 10 (2.27%) Games
9 8 (1.82%) Legal
10 5 (1.14%) Electronics
11 4 (0.91%) Back Office
11 4 (0.91%) Law
11 4 (0.91%) Local Government
11 4 (0.91%) Publishing
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 2 (0.45%) French Language
12 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.45%) German Language
12 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 151 (34.32%) Developer
2 79 (17.95%) Analyst
3 55 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 31 (7.05%) PHP Developer
5 30 (6.82%) Consultant
5 30 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 26 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 22 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 17 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 16 (3.64%) Architect
9 16 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 14 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (3.18%) Software Engineer
11 13 (2.95%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.27%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (2.27%) IT Analyst
13 10 (2.27%) Junior
14 9 (2.05%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.68%) HTML
2 64 (14.55%) CSS
3 63 (14.32%) .NET
4 48 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 38 (8.64%) HTML5
6 32 (7.27%) jQuery
7 31 (7.05%) CSS3
7 31 (7.05%) Entity Framework
8 30 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 25 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (5.00%) WinForms
11 21 (4.77%) ADO.NET
12 19 (4.32%) REST
13 16 (3.64%) LAMP
13 16 (3.64%) Laravel
14 14 (3.18%) React
14 14 (3.18%) RESTful
15 13 (2.95%) ASP.NET
15 13 (2.95%) XML
16 12 (2.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.09%) FMCG
4 17 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.64%) Smart Meter
6 13 (2.95%) Blog
7 12 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.73%) User Experience
8 11 (2.50%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.50%) EPoS
9 10 (2.27%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.05%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.05%) Cloud Native
10 9 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.36%) Chip and PIN
12 6 (1.36%) Contactless
13 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.00%) Linux
2 34 (7.73%) Windows
3 9 (2.05%) Android
3 9 (2.05%) Unix
4 7 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.14%) CentOS
6 4 (0.91%) AIX
6 4 (0.91%) HPUX
7 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.59%) E-Commerce
3 71 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (12.05%) Migration
5 50 (11.36%) DevOps
6 40 (9.09%) MVC
7 39 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (8.86%) ERP
8 38 (8.64%) Project Management
9 37 (8.41%) Computer Science
10 35 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (7.27%) TDD
11 32 (7.27%) Test Automation
11 32 (7.27%) Web Development
12 31 (7.05%) Scrum
12 31 (7.05%) Software Engineering
13 27 (6.14%) SDLC
14 26 (5.91%) ITIL
15 24 (5.45%) Data Security
16 23 (5.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 99 (22.50%) SQL
2 74 (16.82%) JavaScript
3 63 (14.32%) C#
4 53 (12.05%) Java
5 43 (9.77%) PHP
6 34 (7.73%) VB.NET
7 29 (6.59%) Python
7 29 (6.59%) VB
8 22 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.77%) VB6
10 18 (4.09%) C
11 15 (3.41%) C++
12 11 (2.50%) R
13 9 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.82%) Scala
14 8 (1.82%) VBA
15 7 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.36%) ES6
16 6 (1.36%) Java 8
17 4 (0.91%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 63 (14.32%) Degree
2 10 (2.27%) IBM WebSphere Certification
2 10 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
3 9 (2.05%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.59%) CISSP
5 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.36%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.14%) GIAC
7 4 (0.91%) CISM
7 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.68%) CCNA
8 3 (0.68%) CCNP
8 3 (0.68%) CISA
8 3 (0.68%) ISEB
8 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.68%) MCSA
9 2 (0.45%) CCSA
9 2 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.59%) GDPR
3 16 (3.64%) QA
4 14 (3.18%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.18%) SLA
5 6 (1.36%) NIST
6 5 (1.14%) PMO
7 3 (0.68%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.45%) COBIT
8 2 (0.45%) COSO
8 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.45%) HL7
8 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.45%) WCAG
9 1 (0.23%) Basel II
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.05%) Docker
2 14 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.05%) Varnish
4 6 (1.36%) vSphere
5 5 (1.14%) NFS
5 5 (1.14%) Samba
5 5 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.91%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.23%) Firmware
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) Puppet
2 11 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.82%) Terraform
4 6 (1.36%) Ansible
5 5 (1.14%) Cacti
5 5 (1.14%) Galera Cluster
5 5 (1.14%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.14%) Nagios
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (0.91%) PingFederate
6 4 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.45%) Grafana
7 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.23%) StatsD
8 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.77%) Xamarin
3 19 (4.32%) VMware
4 18 (4.09%) Google
4 18 (4.09%) Oracle
4 18 (4.09%) SAP
5 13 (2.95%) Tableau
6 10 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.05%) Cognos
7 9 (2.05%) IBM
8 8 (1.82%) Apple
8 8 (1.82%) Cisco
8 8 (1.82%) Zend
9 7 (1.59%) HP
10 6 (1.36%) Adobe
11 5 (1.14%) Facebook
11 5 (1.14%) Meraki
12 4 (0.91%) Okta
12 4 (0.91%) Ping Identity
12 4 (0.91%) Talend