Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 38 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 634 804 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.04% 6.46% 7.17%
As % of the General category 17.21% 16.37% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 406 602 729
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £75,475 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 3,684 4,912 5,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.10% 39.46% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,420 3,742 3,869
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +1 461 £50,000 +11.11% 105
Cheshire -1 81 £39,000 -3.70% 28
Lancashire -6 70 £40,000 -8.05% 11
Merseyside -21 15 £45,000 - 17
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 221 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.34%) Finance
3 140 (22.08%) DevOps
4 124 (19.56%) HTML
4 124 (19.56%) Microsoft
5 123 (19.40%) CSS
6 108 (17.03%) E-Commerce
7 107 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
8 103 (16.25%) Software Engineering
9 101 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 98 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
11 97 (15.30%) SQL
12 90 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
13 82 (12.93%) Banking
14 80 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 79 (12.46%) JavaScript
15 79 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (12.30%) Telecoms
17 72 (11.36%) MySQL
18 70 (11.04%) NoSQL
19 69 (10.88%) TDD
19 69 (10.88%) Google
20 66 (10.41%) Google Cloud Platform
21 65 (10.25%) SQL Server
22 64 (10.09%) SOA
22 64 (10.09%) Microservices
22 64 (10.09%) MongoDB
23 63 (9.94%) Git (software)
24 62 (9.78%) HTML5
24 62 (9.78%) Manufacturing

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 34 (5.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.42%) WordPress
4 8 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.10%) IIS
6 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.63%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.47%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.32%) nginx
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.79%) InVision
5 5 (0.79%) Sketch
6 4 (0.63%) Marvel
7 3 (0.47%) Figma
7 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.16%) HipChat
9 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (3.00%) Magento
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.47%) JDE OneWorld
4 3 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.32%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.16%) BASE24
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.16%) Shopify
6 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 101 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (10.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (5.68%) GitHub
5 30 (4.73%) SaaS
6 28 (4.42%) Power Platform
7 20 (3.15%) Heroku
8 16 (2.52%) Office 365
9 7 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.47%) Boomi
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.32%) Firebase
12 2 (0.32%) Google Play
12 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.10%) Firewall
2 20 (3.15%) Wireless
3 19 (3.00%) DNS
4 17 (2.68%) WAN
5 15 (2.37%) DHCP
5 15 (2.37%) Internet
6 14 (2.21%) LAN
7 12 (1.89%) Broadband
8 11 (1.74%) VoIP
9 10 (1.58%) Network Security
9 10 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.42%) BGP
10 9 (1.42%) OSPF
10 9 (1.42%) SAN
11 8 (1.26%) EIGRP
11 8 (1.26%) IPsec
11 8 (1.26%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.26%) SNMP
11 8 (1.26%) SSL
11 8 (1.26%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.36%) MySQL
2 70 (11.04%) NoSQL
3 65 (10.25%) SQL Server
4 64 (10.09%) MongoDB
5 46 (7.26%) Neo4j
6 38 (5.99%) Relational Database
7 28 (4.42%) Power BI
8 15 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.05%) Big Data
10 13 (2.05%) CouchDB
11 10 (1.58%) Qlik Sense
12 9 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.95%) QlikView
16 5 (0.79%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.52%) GitLab
3 43 (6.78%) JIRA
4 31 (4.89%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.74%) Grunt
6 10 (1.58%) Selenium
7 9 (1.42%) PHPUnit
7 9 (1.42%) Vagrant
7 9 (1.42%) webpack
8 5 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.79%) JUnit
8 5 (0.79%) Maven
9 4 (0.63%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.63%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.63%) git-flow
9 4 (0.63%) gulp
9 4 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.47%) Appium
10 3 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 148 (23.34%) Finance
2 82 (12.93%) Banking
3 78 (12.30%) Telecoms
4 62 (9.78%) Manufacturing
5 44 (6.94%) Marketing
6 39 (6.15%) Billing
7 24 (3.79%) Electronics
8 17 (2.68%) Local Government
9 13 (2.05%) Legal
10 11 (1.74%) Automotive
11 7 (1.10%) Publishing
12 5 (0.79%) Law
13 4 (0.63%) Games
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) Back Office
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
15 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (24.45%) Developer
2 91 (14.35%) Analyst
3 55 (8.68%) Consultant
4 49 (7.73%) Architect
5 47 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 33 (5.21%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.10%) PHP Developer
8 23 (3.63%) Junior
9 22 (3.47%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.47%) Designer
9 22 (3.47%) Senior Software Engineer
10 21 (3.31%) Software Developer
11 19 (3.00%) Java Developer
12 18 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (2.84%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.68%) DevSecOps Consultant
13 17 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (2.68%) IT Manager
14 16 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
15 14 (2.21%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.56%) HTML
2 123 (19.40%) CSS
3 62 (9.78%) HTML5
4 51 (8.04%) .NET
5 42 (6.62%) XML
6 40 (6.31%) RESTful
7 36 (5.68%) React Native
8 34 (5.36%) Web Services
9 25 (3.94%) REST
10 23 (3.63%) React
11 21 (3.31%) .NET Framework
11 21 (3.31%) ASP.NET
11 21 (3.31%) Laravel
11 21 (3.31%) Node.js
12 19 (3.00%) Middleware
13 18 (2.84%) Spring
14 17 (2.68%) Django
14 17 (2.68%) Dropwizard
14 17 (2.68%) jQuery
14 17 (2.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 39 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (5.99%) Cloud Native
5 37 (5.84%) Management Information System
6 33 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (4.89%) User Experience
8 29 (4.57%) Smart Meter
9 19 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (2.84%) Algorithms
11 15 (2.37%) Blog
12 12 (1.89%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.89%) EPoS
13 11 (1.74%) Life Science
14 10 (1.58%) Data Centre
14 10 (1.58%) PKI
14 10 (1.58%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.58%) Robotics
14 10 (1.58%) Smart Energy
15 7 (1.10%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.52%) Windows
2 28 (4.42%) Linux
3 18 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.42%) Unix
7 7 (1.10%) Android
7 7 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.47%) CentOS
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (22.08%) DevOps
3 108 (17.03%) E-Commerce
4 107 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (16.25%) Software Engineering
6 80 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (10.88%) TDD
9 64 (10.09%) Microservices
9 64 (10.09%) SOA
10 54 (8.52%) B2B
10 54 (8.52%) OOP
11 52 (8.20%) Software Delivery
12 50 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (7.41%) Analytics
13 47 (7.41%) MVC
13 47 (7.41%) Test Automation
14 42 (6.62%) OO
15 38 (5.99%) Information Security
15 38 (5.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (15.30%) SQL
2 79 (12.46%) JavaScript
3 53 (8.36%) Java
4 44 (6.94%) C#
5 42 (6.62%) PHP
5 42 (6.62%) Python
6 21 (3.31%) C++
7 16 (2.52%) Ruby
8 15 (2.37%) Java 8
9 14 (2.21%) Scala
10 13 (2.05%) Groovy
10 13 (2.05%) R
11 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.26%) VBA
13 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.95%) C
14 6 (0.95%) VB
15 5 (0.79%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 48 (7.57%) Degree
2 21 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.52%) CISSP
4 15 (2.37%) CCNA
5 12 (1.89%) CISM
5 12 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.74%) CCNP
6 11 (1.74%) ISEB
7 9 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.26%) DBS Check
8 8 (1.26%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 8 (1.26%) Security Cleared
9 6 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (0.95%) CEH
10 5 (0.79%) GSEC
10 5 (0.79%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.63%) CISA
11 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.10%) QA
2 32 (5.05%) SLA
3 23 (3.63%) GDPR
4 16 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.26%) ISO 22301
6 8 (1.26%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.79%) PMO
8 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.47%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.32%) COBIT
10 2 (0.32%) COSO
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.32%) NCSC
11 1 (0.16%) NIST
11 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (2.84%) Docker
2 17 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (3.79%) Terraform
2 22 (3.47%) Puppet
3 13 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.42%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.63%) SCCM
7 2 (0.32%) Ansible
7 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.32%) Kibana
7 2 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 124 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.88%) Google
3 43 (6.78%) SAP
4 35 (5.52%) VMware
5 32 (5.05%) BT
6 26 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (3.47%) Oracle
8 18 (2.84%) Cisco
8 18 (2.84%) Nimsoft
9 16 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.05%) IBM
10 13 (2.05%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.89%) Tableau
12 10 (1.58%) HP
12 10 (1.58%) Lavastorm
12 10 (1.58%) Remedy
13 9 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
13 9 (1.42%) Splunk
14 8 (1.26%) Sage
15 6 (0.95%) Adobe