Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 814 807 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.28% 6.51% 6.35%
As % of the General category 15.09% 17.99% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 581 623 503
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,750 £72,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 5,396 4,486 4,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.65% 36.19% 41.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,110 3,482 3,763
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +3 599 £45,000 +5.88% 117
Cheshire -1 91 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Lancashire +5 61 £47,500 +14.46% 11
Merseyside +6 46 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Cumbria -13 8 £25,000 +13.64%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 309 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (32.19%) Finance
3 198 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 194 (23.83%) SQL
5 186 (22.85%) E-Commerce
6 166 (20.39%) C#
7 161 (19.78%) .NET
8 153 (18.80%) Scrum
9 140 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
10 127 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
11 126 (15.48%) SQL Server
12 124 (15.23%) JavaScript
13 119 (14.62%) Java
14 115 (14.13%) Software Engineering
15 112 (13.76%) Test Automation
16 107 (13.14%) MVC
17 106 (13.02%) ASP.NET
18 102 (12.53%) TDD
19 95 (11.67%) SAP
20 88 (10.81%) HTML
20 88 (10.81%) Windows
21 84 (10.32%) Manufacturing
22 82 (10.07%) PHP
23 81 (9.95%) QA
24 80 (9.83%) Degree
25 79 (9.71%) CSS
26 74 (9.09%) OO
26 74 (9.09%) Git (software)
27 73 (8.97%) DevOps
28 71 (8.72%) MySQL

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 20 (2.46%) Apache
2 16 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.47%) Apache Solr
3 12 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.11%) Confluence
6 9 (1.11%) Sitefinity
7 8 (0.98%) IIS
8 6 (0.74%) CMS
9 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.49%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.49%) SAS
11 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
2 26 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (2.58%) Magento
4 19 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.86%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.86%) SAP Retail
6 6 (0.74%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.61%) SAP CAR
7 5 (0.61%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.61%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.61%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 4 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.49%) SAP MDG
9 3 (0.37%) SAP QM
10 2 (0.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.25%) BASE24
10 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 64 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.41%) SaaS
4 23 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (2.46%) Office 365
6 14 (1.72%) IaaS
7 11 (1.35%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.61%) PaaS
9 4 (0.49%) GitHub
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.25%) Serverless
11 1 (0.12%) Akamai
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) G Suite
11 1 (0.12%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.07%) LAN
2 23 (2.83%) Firewall
2 23 (2.83%) WAN
3 16 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.84%) Internet
5 14 (1.72%) DNS
6 12 (1.47%) Skype
6 12 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.23%) Network Security
8 8 (0.98%) VoIP
9 7 (0.86%) IPv4
9 7 (0.86%) IPv6
9 7 (0.86%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.86%) VLAN
9 7 (0.86%) VPN
10 6 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (0.74%) WLAN
11 5 (0.61%) HTTP
11 5 (0.61%) PBX
11 5 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.72%) MySQL
3 28 (3.44%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (2.58%) Big Data
6 18 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.47%) SAP BW
9 11 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.23%) Power BI
11 9 (1.11%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.98%) DB2
13 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.74%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 74 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 62 (7.62%) JIRA
3 40 (4.91%) Jenkins
4 34 (4.18%) Selenium
5 24 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (2.58%) MSBuild
6 21 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.97%) eCATT
8 16 (1.97%) LSMW
9 8 (0.98%) Bugzilla
9 8 (0.98%) gulp
10 7 (0.86%) Grunt
10 7 (0.86%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.74%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.49%) Subversion
13 3 (0.37%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.37%) NUnit
13 3 (0.37%) Selenium IDE
General
1 262 (32.19%) Finance
2 84 (10.32%) Manufacturing
3 52 (6.39%) Advertising
4 48 (5.90%) Publishing
5 43 (5.28%) Marketing
6 37 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 33 (4.05%) Banking
8 29 (3.56%) Retail Banking
9 21 (2.58%) Billing
10 16 (1.97%) Games
11 14 (1.72%) Electronics
12 13 (1.60%) Legal
12 13 (1.60%) Local Government
13 12 (1.47%) Automotive
14 7 (0.86%) Law
15 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.61%) Back Office
16 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 264 (32.43%) Developer
2 94 (11.55%) Consultant
3 78 (9.58%) .NET Developer
4 73 (8.97%) Analyst
5 59 (7.25%) Architect
6 48 (5.90%) C# Developer
6 48 (5.90%) Software Engineer
7 47 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 46 (5.65%) ASP.NET Developer
9 45 (5.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 41 (5.04%) Java Engineer
11 37 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
12 36 (4.42%) PHP Developer
12 36 (4.42%) Project Manager
13 35 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 35 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 35 (4.30%) Software Developer
14 27 (3.32%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
16 21 (2.58%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (19.78%) .NET
2 106 (13.02%) ASP.NET
3 88 (10.81%) HTML
4 79 (9.71%) CSS
5 68 (8.35%) Web Services
6 60 (7.37%) AngularJS
7 50 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (5.90%) jQuery
8 48 (5.90%) RESTful
9 47 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 45 (5.53%) React
11 36 (4.42%) Middleware
12 31 (3.81%) XML
13 30 (3.69%) Spring
14 29 (3.56%) .NET Framework
15 27 (3.32%) Symfony
16 23 (2.83%) EDI
17 22 (2.70%) CSS3
18 21 (2.58%) HTML5
18 21 (2.58%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 127 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 48 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.56%) User Experience
7 26 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.97%) LIMS
9 13 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.47%) EPoS
11 11 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.23%) Clustering
13 8 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.98%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.98%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.98%) Xbox
14 7 (0.86%) Blog
15 6 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.81%) Windows
2 60 (7.37%) Linux
3 41 (5.04%) Unix
4 25 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.60%) Android
7 11 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.49%) AIX
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) CentOS
12 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) SUSE
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (22.85%) E-Commerce
3 153 (18.80%) Scrum
4 140 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (14.13%) Software Engineering
6 112 (13.76%) Test Automation
7 107 (13.14%) MVC
8 102 (12.53%) TDD
9 74 (9.09%) OO
10 73 (8.97%) DevOps
11 68 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (7.74%) Microservices
14 58 (7.13%) BDD
15 57 (7.00%) Kanban
16 53 (6.51%) Logistics
16 53 (6.51%) Mentoring
17 52 (6.39%) Analytics
17 52 (6.39%) SDLC
18 49 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 194 (23.83%) SQL
2 166 (20.39%) C#
3 124 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 119 (14.62%) Java
5 82 (10.07%) PHP
6 61 (7.49%) C
6 61 (7.49%) T-SQL
7 50 (6.14%) Python
8 27 (3.32%) ABAP
9 18 (2.21%) R
9 18 (2.21%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.72%) Scala
10 14 (1.72%) VB
11 13 (1.60%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.60%) Java 8
12 10 (1.23%) HiveQL
12 10 (1.23%) Ruby
13 7 (0.86%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 80 (9.83%) Degree
2 19 (2.33%) ISEB
3 18 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.60%) CCNA
7 12 (1.47%) CCNP
8 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.11%) MCSE
10 8 (0.98%) MCSA
11 6 (0.74%) ACCA
11 6 (0.74%) CIMA
11 6 (0.74%) CISM
11 6 (0.74%) CISSP
12 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.61%) HNC
12 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.61%) SAFe Agilist
13 4 (0.49%) AAT
13 4 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (9.95%) QA
2 10 (1.23%) GDPR
3 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.98%) PMO
4 7 (0.86%) GCP
5 6 (0.74%) SLA
6 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) GAAP
System Software
1 21 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.60%) Docker
3 10 (1.23%) HDFS
3 10 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.86%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.35%) Ansible
2 8 (0.98%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (0.86%) FortiGate
3 7 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.86%) Puppet
3 7 (0.86%) SCOM
4 6 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.74%) SCCM
5 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.49%) Terraform
6 2 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.12%) Packer
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 198 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 95 (11.67%) SAP
3 44 (5.41%) Google
4 43 (5.28%) WorldPay
5 35 (4.30%) Oracle
6 26 (3.19%) VMware
7 17 (2.09%) Cisco
7 17 (2.09%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.60%) HP
8 13 (1.60%) SolarWinds
9 12 (1.47%) hybris
9 12 (1.47%) Rackspace
9 12 (1.47%) Zend
10 11 (1.35%) Sage
11 9 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.98%) Epicor
12 8 (0.98%) Fortinet
13 7 (0.86%) Infor
13 7 (0.86%) Meraki
14 6 (0.74%) Acme Packet