Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 34 50
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Retail 637 917 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.42% 6.90% 5.03%
As % of the General category 13.98% 16.24% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 503 696 471
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £22,550 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,274 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.55% -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 4,555 5,648 4,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.76% 42.47% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,389 4,128 3,706
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,475 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £66,250 £64,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -16 435 £45,000 +5.88% 139
Cheshire +19 98 £39,250 -12.78% 24
Lancashire +14 61 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Merseyside -14 33 £40,000 -1.23% 24
Cumbria - 9 £21,250 - 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 205 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (31.87%) Finance
3 151 (23.70%) SQL
4 143 (22.45%) E-Commerce
5 117 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
6 109 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 95 (14.91%) JavaScript
8 86 (13.50%) Java
9 76 (11.93%) Manufacturing
10 72 (11.30%) Project Management
11 71 (11.15%) HTML
11 71 (11.15%) Marketing
12 68 (10.68%) Scrum
12 68 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
13 67 (10.52%) SQL Server
14 66 (10.36%) CSS
14 66 (10.36%) Test Automation
15 65 (10.20%) DevOps
16 64 (10.05%) C#
17 63 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
18 62 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
19 61 (9.58%) TDD
20 60 (9.42%) .NET
21 59 (9.26%) SAP
22 56 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
23 52 (8.16%) CRM
24 49 (7.69%) Windows
25 48 (7.54%) AngularJS
26 47 (7.38%) BDD
27 46 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure

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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.57%) CMS
7 8 (1.26%) Alfresco
7 8 (1.26%) Apache
7 8 (1.26%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.10%) Liferay
8 7 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.10%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.78%) SAS
11 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.63%) IIS
11 4 (0.63%) Marvel
12 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.78%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.63%) InDesign
6 4 (0.63%) InVision
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.63%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.63%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.47%) Magento
6 3 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.47%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.31%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.16%) Primavera
8 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.44%) SaaS
4 26 (4.08%) Office 365
5 25 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.35%) IaaS
7 14 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.26%) PaaS
11 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.78%) Serverless
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.47%) GitHub
13 3 (0.47%) Google Play
14 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.31%) npm
14 2 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.49%) Firewall
2 32 (5.02%) LAN
3 30 (4.71%) WAN
4 21 (3.30%) MPLS
5 16 (2.51%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.35%) Wireless
7 14 (2.20%) VPN
8 11 (1.73%) DHCP
8 11 (1.73%) DNS
9 10 (1.57%) Network Security
9 10 (1.57%) Skype
10 9 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.41%) VoIP
11 8 (1.26%) SSL
12 7 (1.10%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.10%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.94%) IPsec
13 6 (0.94%) SAN
14 5 (0.78%) 802.11
14 5 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.18%) Big Data
3 32 (5.02%) MySQL
4 25 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 25 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.83%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.26%) Couchbase
12 8 (1.26%) Power BI
12 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 43 (6.75%) Selenium
2 42 (6.59%) JIRA
3 24 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.61%) Gradle
4 23 (3.61%) Maven
5 21 (3.30%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.35%) JUnit
6 15 (2.35%) SpecFlow
7 13 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.73%) Ant
8 11 (1.73%) Mockito
9 10 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.41%) JMeter
11 7 (1.10%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.94%) gulp
13 4 (0.63%) Appium
13 4 (0.63%) Gatling
13 4 (0.63%) Serilog
13 4 (0.63%) Spock
General
1 203 (31.87%) Finance
2 76 (11.93%) Manufacturing
3 71 (11.15%) Marketing
4 44 (6.91%) Telecoms
5 33 (5.18%) Banking
6 24 (3.77%) Electronics
6 24 (3.77%) Retail Banking
7 22 (3.45%) Publishing
8 14 (2.20%) Back Office
9 11 (1.73%) Law
10 9 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.26%) Local Government
12 7 (1.10%) Advertising
12 7 (1.10%) Games
13 6 (0.94%) Billing
13 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.78%) Automotive
15 4 (0.63%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.63%) French Language
15 4 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 136 (21.35%) Developer
2 119 (18.68%) Analyst
3 37 (5.81%) Consultant
4 35 (5.49%) Architect
4 35 (5.49%) Project Manager
5 30 (4.71%) .NET Developer
6 27 (4.24%) Business Analyst
7 25 (3.92%) C# Developer
7 25 (3.92%) IT Analyst
8 23 (3.61%) Software Developer
9 20 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (3.14%) PHP Developer
10 19 (2.98%) Java Developer
10 19 (2.98%) Software Engineer
10 19 (2.98%) Test Analyst
11 18 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (2.83%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (2.51%) Product Manager
12 16 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (2.51%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.15%) HTML
2 66 (10.36%) CSS
3 60 (9.42%) .NET
4 48 (7.54%) AngularJS
5 36 (5.65%) Web Services
6 30 (4.71%) ASP.NET
7 29 (4.55%) React
8 28 (4.40%) Spring
9 27 (4.24%) HTML5
10 24 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (3.61%) XML
12 22 (3.45%) .NET Framework
13 20 (3.14%) CSS3
13 20 (3.14%) REST
14 19 (2.98%) Ajax
15 18 (2.83%) .NET Core
15 18 (2.83%) RESTful
16 17 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (2.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 117 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.40%) User Experience
4 21 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.30%) Smart Meter
5 20 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.98%) Blog
6 19 (2.98%) EPoS
7 16 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.88%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (1.73%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.73%) FMCG
10 8 (1.26%) Fintech
10 8 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.10%) APACS
11 7 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.78%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.63%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.69%) Windows
2 40 (6.28%) Linux
3 24 (3.77%) Unix
4 19 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.10%) Android
8 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.63%) pSOS
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (22.45%) E-Commerce
3 72 (11.30%) Project Management
4 68 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (10.68%) Scrum
5 66 (10.36%) Test Automation
6 65 (10.20%) DevOps
7 62 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (9.58%) TDD
9 56 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (8.16%) CRM
11 47 (7.38%) BDD
12 43 (6.75%) Software Engineering
13 42 (6.59%) OO
13 42 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (6.44%) MVC
15 40 (6.28%) SDLC
16 39 (6.12%) Mentoring
17 37 (5.81%) Kanban
17 37 (5.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 151 (23.70%) SQL
2 95 (14.91%) JavaScript
3 86 (13.50%) Java
4 64 (10.05%) C#
5 43 (6.75%) PHP
6 34 (5.34%) Python
7 28 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.35%) Java 8
10 12 (1.88%) X++
11 9 (1.41%) ABAP
12 8 (1.26%) Go
12 8 (1.26%) R
13 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.94%) Scala
14 6 (0.94%) VBA
15 5 (0.78%) Perl
15 5 (0.78%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (6.75%) Degree
2 22 (3.45%) ISEB
3 15 (2.35%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.88%) CCNP
5 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.10%) HNC
9 6 (0.94%) CISSP
10 5 (0.78%) APMP
11 4 (0.63%) PMP
11 4 (0.63%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) CCNA
12 3 (0.47%) GIAC
13 2 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.31%) MCP
13 2 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.71%) QA
2 27 (4.24%) SLA
3 16 (2.51%) GDPR
4 13 (2.04%) PMO
5 9 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.78%) PSD2
7 4 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 28 (4.40%) Docker
2 21 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.63%) HDFS
6 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (3.92%) Puppet
2 22 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.67%) Ansible
5 16 (2.51%) SCCM
6 10 (1.57%) Kibana
7 9 (1.41%) Terraform
8 7 (1.10%) Grafana
8 7 (1.10%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.78%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.63%) Istio
11 3 (0.47%) Nagios
12 2 (0.31%) MOM
13 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 109 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.26%) SAP
3 33 (5.18%) Google
4 32 (5.02%) Cisco
5 30 (4.71%) VMware
6 19 (2.98%) Oracle
7 15 (2.35%) Adobe
8 12 (1.88%) SolarWinds
9 9 (1.41%) IBM
10 8 (1.26%) Cognos
11 7 (1.10%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.10%) Sun
12 6 (0.94%) HP
12 6 (0.94%) Juniper
12 6 (0.94%) RedGate
12 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.94%) Zend
13 5 (0.78%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.78%) Sage
13 5 (0.78%) Teradata