Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 48 34
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Retail 885 656 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.92% 5.36% 5.91%
As % of the General category 16.16% 15.00% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 607 518 465
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,200 £68,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 5,478 4,373 4,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.86% 35.72% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,027 3,470 3,740
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +11 645 £45,000 +5.88% 147
Cheshire +6 96 £48,750 +34.48% 26
Lancashire +12 64 £47,500 +13.10% 12
Merseyside +48 58 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Cumbria -12 5 - - 6
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 302 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (27.01%) E-Commerce
3 225 (25.42%) Finance
4 172 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 145 (16.38%) JavaScript
6 143 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
7 141 (15.93%) SQL
8 140 (15.82%) .NET
9 135 (15.25%) Scrum
10 132 (14.92%) C#
11 127 (14.35%) SAP
12 125 (14.12%) SQL Server
13 115 (12.99%) PHP
14 113 (12.77%) HTML
15 104 (11.75%) CSS
16 103 (11.64%) Java
16 103 (11.64%) Software Engineering
17 96 (10.85%) ASP.NET
17 96 (10.85%) Degree
18 95 (10.73%) Test Automation
19 93 (10.51%) MySQL
20 92 (10.40%) MVC
21 89 (10.06%) OO
22 87 (9.83%) Manufacturing
23 82 (9.27%) jQuery
24 81 (9.15%) QA
24 81 (9.15%) TDD
25 78 (8.81%) Windows
26 74 (8.36%) DevOps
27 69 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management

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 19 (2.15%) Apache Solr
2 17 (1.92%) Apache
3 13 (1.47%) CMS
4 12 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.02%) Confluence
6 9 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.79%) nginx
7 7 (0.79%) WordPress
8 6 (0.68%) SAS
9 5 (0.56%) Drupal
9 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.56%) IIS
10 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 27 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (4.75%) Magento
2 30 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (1.81%) SAP Retail
5 11 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.90%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.79%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.79%) SAP SCM
8 7 (0.79%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.56%) SAP CAR
9 5 (0.56%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.56%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.56%) Shopify
10 4 (0.45%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
10 4 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
10 4 (0.45%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.34%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.50%) SaaS
4 24 (2.71%) Office 365
5 20 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.24%) GitHub
8 8 (0.90%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.79%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.79%) IaaS
10 6 (0.68%) PaaS
11 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.56%) npm
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.45%) Serverless
13 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.11%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.26%) Internet
2 14 (1.58%) Firewall
3 8 (0.90%) LAN
3 8 (0.90%) WAN
4 7 (0.79%) SAN
4 7 (0.79%) Wireless
5 6 (0.68%) DHCP
5 6 (0.68%) DNS
5 6 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.56%) Network Security
6 5 (0.56%) RFID
6 5 (0.56%) VPN
7 4 (0.45%) MPLS
7 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.34%) FTP
8 3 (0.34%) HTTP
8 3 (0.34%) VoIP
8 3 (0.34%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 93 (10.51%) MySQL
3 36 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.37%) Big Data
6 20 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (1.58%) SAP BW
10 13 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.47%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.02%) Power BI
15 8 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.90%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.68%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 56 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.54%) JIRA
3 40 (4.52%) Selenium
4 31 (3.50%) Jenkins
5 21 (2.37%) eCATT
5 21 (2.37%) LSMW
6 19 (2.15%) gulp
7 15 (1.69%) Grunt
8 14 (1.58%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.47%) Xcode
10 11 (1.24%) PHPUnit
10 11 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.24%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.02%) Bugzilla
11 9 (1.02%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.79%) Codeception
13 7 (0.79%) webpack
13 7 (0.79%) Xdebug
General
1 225 (25.42%) Finance
2 87 (9.83%) Manufacturing
3 49 (5.54%) Publishing
4 41 (4.63%) Advertising
5 36 (4.07%) Automotive
6 35 (3.95%) Marketing
7 31 (3.50%) Telecoms
8 28 (3.16%) Banking
8 28 (3.16%) Billing
9 20 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.69%) Electronics
11 11 (1.24%) Games
11 11 (1.24%) Legal
12 8 (0.90%) Local Government
13 6 (0.68%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.45%) Back Office
15 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 299 (33.79%) Developer
2 114 (12.88%) Consultant
3 103 (11.64%) Analyst
4 71 (8.02%) SAP Consultant
5 67 (7.57%) .NET Developer
6 62 (7.01%) PHP Developer
7 56 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 54 (6.10%) Project Manager
9 49 (5.54%) Architect
10 47 (5.31%) Business Analyst
11 43 (4.86%) Web Developer
12 38 (4.29%) C# Developer
13 37 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (4.18%) Java Engineer
14 34 (3.84%) ASP.NET Developer
14 34 (3.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 33 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 30 (3.39%) Software Developer
17 27 (3.05%) Software Engineer
18 25 (2.82%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (15.82%) .NET
2 113 (12.77%) HTML
3 104 (11.75%) CSS
4 96 (10.85%) ASP.NET
5 82 (9.27%) jQuery
6 60 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 56 (6.33%) Web Services
8 41 (4.63%) RESTful
8 41 (4.63%) Symfony
9 40 (4.52%) XML
10 38 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (3.84%) Laravel
12 33 (3.73%) React
13 31 (3.50%) HTML5
14 30 (3.39%) JSON
14 30 (3.39%) Spring
15 27 (3.05%) .NET Framework
15 27 (3.05%) Sass
16 26 (2.94%) EDI
17 25 (2.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 143 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (4.52%) User Experience
5 33 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 32 (3.62%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.37%) LIMS
8 20 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.81%) iPad
10 14 (1.58%) EPoS
11 9 (1.02%) Online Banking
12 8 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (0.79%) FMCG
13 7 (0.79%) Replication
14 6 (0.68%) Clustering
14 6 (0.68%) Xbox
15 5 (0.56%) iPhone
16 4 (0.45%) Online Games
16 4 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 78 (8.81%) Windows
2 57 (6.44%) Linux
3 34 (3.84%) Unix
4 32 (3.62%) Android
5 29 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.79%) AIX
9 6 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.56%) CentOS
10 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (27.01%) E-Commerce
3 135 (15.25%) Scrum
4 103 (11.64%) Software Engineering
5 95 (10.73%) Test Automation
6 92 (10.40%) MVC
7 89 (10.06%) OO
8 81 (9.15%) TDD
9 74 (8.36%) DevOps
10 69 (7.80%) Project Management
10 69 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 61 (6.89%) Logistics
12 54 (6.10%) Migration
13 53 (5.99%) Microservices
14 52 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (5.88%) ITIL
14 52 (5.88%) Kanban
14 52 (5.88%) Web Development
15 49 (5.54%) Analytics
15 49 (5.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 145 (16.38%) JavaScript
2 141 (15.93%) SQL
3 132 (14.92%) C#
4 115 (12.99%) PHP
5 103 (11.64%) Java
6 47 (5.31%) C
7 39 (4.41%) T-SQL
8 34 (3.84%) ABAP
9 23 (2.60%) Python
10 16 (1.81%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.58%) VB
13 11 (1.24%) Apple Swift
14 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.90%) Ruby
16 7 (0.79%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.68%) VBA
18 5 (0.56%) R
18 5 (0.56%) X++
19 4 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (10.85%) Degree
2 24 (2.71%) ISEB
3 18 (2.03%) CISSP
3 18 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.69%) CISA
4 15 (1.69%) CISM
5 12 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 7 (0.79%) CCNA
7 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.68%) ACCA
8 6 (0.68%) CIMA
8 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.68%) MCSE
8 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.56%) HNC
9 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (9.15%) QA
2 14 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.13%) GDPR
4 7 (0.79%) PMO
5 5 (0.56%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.92%) Docker
3 12 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.69%) Puppet
2 8 (0.90%) Capistrano
3 7 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.56%) SCCM
4 5 (0.56%) Terraform
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.23%) Ansible
6 2 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 172 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 127 (14.35%) SAP
3 46 (5.20%) Oracle
4 37 (4.18%) WorldPay
5 32 (3.62%) Google
6 25 (2.82%) Zend
7 21 (2.37%) hybris
7 21 (2.37%) VMware
8 14 (1.58%) Cisco
9 11 (1.24%) Apple
9 11 (1.24%) HP
9 11 (1.24%) IBM
10 10 (1.13%) Sage
11 8 (0.90%) Adobe
12 7 (0.79%) Epicor
12 7 (0.79%) Infor
12 7 (0.79%) Percona
12 7 (0.79%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.68%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.56%) Red Hat