Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 30 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 713 1,004 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.96% 7.63% 5.88%
As % of the General category 15.33% 18.24% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 538 755 542
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £64,875
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 4,652 5,503 4,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.91% 41.83% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,449 4,011 3,693
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,050
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -9 483 £45,000 +5.88% 102
Cheshire +11 119 £40,250 -10.56% 15
Lancashire +19 68 £37,500 -2.60% 11
Merseyside -23 33 £43,750 +9.38% 12
Cumbria - 9 £21,250 - 3
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 259 (36.33%) Finance
2 233 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (25.39%) SQL
4 132 (18.51%) E-Commerce
5 128 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 112 (15.71%) JavaScript
8 97 (13.60%) Manufacturing
9 95 (13.32%) Java
10 91 (12.76%) Test Automation
11 90 (12.62%) Scrum
12 89 (12.48%) C#
13 86 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
14 84 (11.78%) .NET
15 82 (11.50%) Marketing
16 81 (11.36%) HTML
17 80 (11.22%) SAP
17 80 (11.22%) TDD
18 77 (10.80%) Project Management
19 74 (10.38%) CSS
20 69 (9.68%) SQL Server
20 69 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
21 68 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
22 64 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
23 61 (8.56%) DevOps
23 61 (8.56%) CRM
24 60 (8.42%) Software Engineering
25 58 (8.13%) MVC
26 57 (7.99%) Windows
26 57 (7.99%) AngularJS

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 27 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.26%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (1.12%) Apache
7 7 (0.98%) Alfresco
8 6 (0.84%) CMS
8 6 (0.84%) IIS
8 6 (0.84%) SAS
8 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.70%) Sitefinity
10 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.28%) Confluence
11 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 35 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.40%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.56%) InDesign
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.28%) InVision
10 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.70%) Magento
5 4 (0.56%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.56%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.56%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (6.87%) SaaS
4 30 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (3.93%) Office 365
6 19 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (2.38%) IaaS
8 12 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.98%) PaaS
11 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.70%) Serverless
12 4 (0.56%) GitHub
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.42%) Google Play
14 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.28%) npm
14 2 (0.28%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.33%) Firewall
2 32 (4.49%) LAN
3 28 (3.93%) WAN
4 24 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.09%) Wireless
6 20 (2.81%) Network Security
7 19 (2.66%) VPN
8 18 (2.52%) MPLS
9 17 (2.38%) DNS
10 16 (2.24%) DHCP
11 13 (1.82%) SSL
12 12 (1.68%) Skype
12 12 (1.68%) VoIP
13 11 (1.54%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.54%) IP Telephony
13 11 (1.54%) SAN
14 10 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.98%) IPsec
15 7 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.05%) Hadoop
3 34 (4.77%) MySQL
4 32 (4.49%) Big Data
5 22 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.81%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.26%) Power BI
12 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (1.12%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.84%) DB2
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (6.59%) Selenium
2 44 (6.17%) JIRA
3 39 (5.47%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.66%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.52%) Maven
7 17 (2.38%) Gradle
8 16 (2.24%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.82%) JUnit
10 12 (1.68%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.40%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.26%) Ant
12 9 (1.26%) Mockito
13 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.98%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.84%) gulp
15 6 (0.84%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (0.70%) Grunt
16 5 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 259 (36.33%) Finance
2 97 (13.60%) Manufacturing
3 82 (11.50%) Marketing
4 55 (7.71%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.77%) Retail Banking
6 32 (4.49%) Electronics
7 29 (4.07%) Publishing
8 25 (3.51%) Banking
9 17 (2.38%) Advertising
10 15 (2.10%) Back Office
11 12 (1.68%) Games
11 12 (1.68%) Local Government
12 11 (1.54%) Law
13 10 (1.40%) Investment Banking
14 8 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.98%) Automotive
16 6 (0.84%) Billing
17 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 171 (23.98%) Developer
2 108 (15.15%) Analyst
3 51 (7.15%) Consultant
4 48 (6.73%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.89%) Architect
6 38 (5.33%) .NET Developer
7 34 (4.77%) Software Engineer
8 30 (4.21%) C# Developer
9 29 (4.07%) Software Developer
10 28 (3.93%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (3.51%) PHP Developer
12 23 (3.23%) Java Developer
13 19 (2.66%) IT Analyst
13 19 (2.66%) Service Analyst
14 17 (2.38%) Java Software Engineer
14 17 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.38%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (2.38%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.78%) .NET
2 81 (11.36%) HTML
3 74 (10.38%) CSS
4 57 (7.99%) AngularJS
5 43 (6.03%) ASP.NET
6 41 (5.75%) Web Services
7 37 (5.19%) React
8 35 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (4.35%) Spring
10 27 (3.79%) .NET Framework
10 27 (3.79%) HTML5
10 27 (3.79%) REST
11 26 (3.65%) RESTful
12 25 (3.51%) Ajax
13 24 (3.37%) XML
14 23 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (3.09%) CSS3
16 19 (2.66%) .NET Core
16 19 (2.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 128 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.79%) Smart Meter
5 24 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.23%) Blog
6 23 (3.23%) User Experience
7 19 (2.66%) EPoS
8 13 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
9 12 (1.68%) FMCG
10 9 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.70%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.99%) Windows
2 48 (6.73%) Linux
3 30 (4.21%) Unix
4 26 (3.65%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.70%) SUSE
7 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.56%) Android
8 4 (0.56%) CentOS
8 4 (0.56%) pSOS
9 2 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (18.51%) E-Commerce
3 91 (12.76%) Test Automation
4 90 (12.62%) Scrum
5 86 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (11.22%) TDD
7 77 (10.80%) Project Management
8 69 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (8.56%) CRM
10 61 (8.56%) DevOps
11 60 (8.42%) Software Engineering
12 58 (8.13%) MVC
13 55 (7.71%) BDD
14 54 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (7.01%) ITIL
16 49 (6.87%) OO
17 47 (6.59%) Mentoring
17 47 (6.59%) Process Management
18 41 (5.75%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (25.39%) SQL
2 112 (15.71%) JavaScript
3 95 (13.32%) Java
4 89 (12.48%) C#
5 54 (7.57%) PHP
6 41 (5.75%) Python
7 30 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.38%) X++
9 16 (2.24%) Java 8
10 15 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.68%) R
12 11 (1.54%) Scala
13 10 (1.40%) ABAP
14 9 (1.26%) HiveQL
15 8 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.98%) C
16 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.84%) Go
17 6 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (6.17%) Degree
2 18 (2.52%) ISEB
3 15 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.26%) HNC
6 9 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.98%) CCNA
8 7 (0.98%) CCNP
9 5 (0.70%) APMP
9 5 (0.70%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.56%) PMP
10 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.42%) MCSA
11 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) CISA
12 2 (0.28%) CISSP
12 2 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.47%) QA
2 35 (4.91%) SLA
3 19 (2.66%) GDPR
4 17 (2.38%) PMO
5 9 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.70%) PSD2
8 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (3.93%) Docker
2 20 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.26%) HDFS
5 5 (0.70%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.09%) Puppet
3 19 (2.66%) Ansible
4 18 (2.52%) SCCM
5 15 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.26%) Kibana
6 9 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.26%) Terraform
7 6 (0.84%) Grafana
8 5 (0.70%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.56%) Istio
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.42%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.42%) Nagios
11 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.28%) MOM
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.22%) SAP
3 44 (6.17%) Google
4 35 (4.91%) Cisco
5 32 (4.49%) VMware
6 24 (3.37%) Oracle
7 13 (1.82%) Adobe
8 11 (1.54%) Rackspace
9 7 (0.98%) Cognos
9 7 (0.98%) HP
9 7 (0.98%) IBM
9 7 (0.98%) Juniper
9 7 (0.98%) Sage
9 7 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.98%) SolarWinds
9 7 (0.98%) Sun
9 7 (0.98%) Teradata
9 7 (0.98%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.84%) F5
10 6 (0.84%) Tableau