Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 803 936 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.46% 7.13% 6.36%
As % of the General category 16.32% 18.20% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 599 725 550
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £70,000
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 4,920 5,144 4,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.56% 39.20% 40.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,734 3,875 3,772
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £64,470
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -6 566 £45,000 +5.88% 98
Cheshire +20 130 £40,500 -10.00% 29
Lancashire +13 58 £43,500 +13.73% 17
Merseyside -13 41 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Cumbria -2 6 £25,000 +13.64%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 286 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (35.49%) Finance
3 214 (26.65%) SQL
4 146 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 145 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
6 129 (16.06%) C#
7 128 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
8 127 (15.82%) .NET
9 125 (15.57%) JavaScript
10 123 (15.32%) E-Commerce
11 115 (14.32%) Scrum
12 104 (12.95%) Test Automation
13 103 (12.83%) Manufacturing
14 99 (12.33%) Java
15 92 (11.46%) TDD
16 90 (11.21%) Marketing
17 89 (11.08%) MVC
17 89 (11.08%) SAP
18 88 (10.96%) HTML
19 86 (10.71%) SQL Server
20 84 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
21 81 (10.09%) Software Engineering
22 79 (9.84%) CSS
22 79 (9.84%) Project Management
23 74 (9.22%) Windows
24 72 (8.97%) Degree
25 71 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
26 68 (8.47%) AngularJS
27 67 (8.34%) Git (software)
28 66 (8.22%) Amazon AWS

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 29 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 18 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.24%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.12%) Apache
4 15 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.62%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.49%) Sitefinity
7 9 (1.12%) IIS
8 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.75%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.25%) Confluence
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 41 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.50%) InDesign
7 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.12%) Magento
5 6 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.75%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.62%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.50%) Infor SunSystems
7 4 (0.50%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.37%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.25%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.25%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.12%) SAP CAR
10 1 (0.12%) SAP EWM
10 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.11%) SaaS
4 33 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (3.11%) Office 365
6 18 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (2.12%) IaaS
8 8 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.00%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.87%) Serverless
10 4 (0.50%) GitHub
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.37%) Google Play
12 2 (0.25%) PaaS
13 1 (0.12%) G Suite
13 1 (0.12%) NuGet
13 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.85%) LAN
2 42 (5.23%) Firewall
3 41 (5.11%) WAN
4 27 (3.36%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.99%) DNS
6 22 (2.74%) Network Security
7 20 (2.49%) VPN
7 20 (2.49%) Wireless
8 18 (2.24%) Skype
9 16 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (1.74%) DHCP
11 13 (1.62%) MPLS
12 12 (1.49%) VoIP
13 11 (1.37%) Internet
13 11 (1.37%) SSL
13 11 (1.37%) WLAN
14 9 (1.12%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.12%) IP Telephony
14 9 (1.12%) SAN
15 8 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.10%) MySQL
3 37 (4.61%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.49%) Big Data
6 18 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.49%) DB2
11 9 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.87%) Power BI
14 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 67 (8.34%) Git (software)
2 51 (6.35%) JIRA
3 42 (5.23%) Selenium
4 38 (4.73%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (2.49%) MSBuild
6 20 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.00%) eCATT
10 8 (1.00%) LSMW
11 7 (0.87%) Maven
12 6 (0.75%) Gradle
12 6 (0.75%) JUnit
12 6 (0.75%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.62%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.50%) TestRail
15 3 (0.37%) Grunt
General
1 285 (35.49%) Finance
2 103 (12.83%) Manufacturing
3 90 (11.21%) Marketing
4 65 (8.09%) Telecoms
5 53 (6.60%) Retail Banking
6 38 (4.73%) Publishing
7 34 (4.23%) Banking
8 33 (4.11%) Electronics
9 29 (3.61%) Advertising
10 17 (2.12%) Back Office
11 16 (1.99%) Games
12 14 (1.74%) Billing
12 14 (1.74%) Law
13 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
14 11 (1.37%) Local Government
15 9 (1.12%) Automotive
16 8 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.75%) Legal
18 4 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 215 (26.77%) Developer
2 97 (12.08%) Analyst
3 70 (8.72%) Consultant
4 59 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 54 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 46 (5.73%) Software Engineer
7 45 (5.60%) Architect
8 38 (4.73%) C# Developer
9 34 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.23%) PHP Developer
10 33 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (3.74%) Software Developer
12 25 (3.11%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
14 21 (2.62%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 21 (2.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (2.62%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.49%) Java Engineer
15 20 (2.49%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (15.82%) .NET
2 88 (10.96%) HTML
3 79 (9.84%) CSS
4 68 (8.47%) AngularJS
5 66 (8.22%) ASP.NET
6 64 (7.97%) Web Services
7 50 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 41 (5.11%) RESTful
10 40 (4.98%) .NET Framework
11 37 (4.61%) React
12 32 (3.99%) Middleware
13 28 (3.49%) XML
14 27 (3.36%) Ajax
15 26 (3.24%) Spring
16 24 (2.99%) jQuery
17 23 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (2.74%) HTML5
19 21 (2.62%) CSS3
20 19 (2.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 145 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 47 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.86%) Smart Meter
7 21 (2.62%) Blog
8 20 (2.49%) EPoS
9 17 (2.12%) Algorithms
9 17 (2.12%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.99%) User Experience
11 15 (1.87%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.37%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.25%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.12%) FMCG
14 9 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (1.00%) Clustering
15 8 (1.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.22%) Windows
2 56 (6.97%) Linux
3 35 (4.36%) Unix
4 33 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.87%) Android
9 7 (0.87%) SUSE
10 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.50%) CentOS
11 4 (0.50%) pSOS
11 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.37%) AIX
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
3 123 (15.32%) E-Commerce
4 115 (14.32%) Scrum
5 104 (12.95%) Test Automation
6 92 (11.46%) TDD
7 89 (11.08%) MVC
8 84 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (10.09%) Software Engineering
10 79 (9.84%) Project Management
11 71 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (7.97%) CRM
13 63 (7.85%) DevOps
14 57 (7.10%) BDD
14 57 (7.10%) OO
15 56 (6.97%) Mentoring
16 50 (6.23%) ITIL
17 49 (6.10%) Customer Engagement
18 47 (5.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 214 (26.65%) SQL
2 129 (16.06%) C#
3 125 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 99 (12.33%) Java
5 66 (8.22%) PHP
6 54 (6.72%) Python
7 48 (5.98%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.11%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.62%) R
10 19 (2.37%) C
11 18 (2.24%) Java 8
11 18 (2.24%) Scala
12 16 (1.99%) ABAP
12 16 (1.99%) HiveQL
13 15 (1.87%) X++
14 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 12 (1.49%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.37%) VB
16 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (8.97%) Degree
2 23 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.74%) ISEB
4 14 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (1.62%) CCNA
5 13 (1.62%) CCNP
5 13 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.12%) MCSA
8 7 (0.87%) HNC
9 6 (0.75%) MCSE
10 5 (0.62%) APMP
10 5 (0.62%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.62%) CISSP
10 5 (0.62%) SAFe Agilist
11 4 (0.50%) CISM
11 4 (0.50%) PMP
11 4 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.85%) QA
2 31 (3.86%) SLA
3 17 (2.12%) GDPR
4 15 (1.87%) PMO
5 9 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.87%) GCP
6 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.62%) PSD2
8 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) GAAP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 29 (3.61%) Active Directory
1 29 (3.61%) Docker
2 16 (1.99%) HDFS
3 14 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.00%) Firmware
5 8 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (2.62%) Ansible
1 21 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.99%) Puppet
2 16 (1.99%) SCCM
3 13 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (1.00%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.87%) SCOM
5 7 (0.87%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.75%) Terraform
7 4 (0.50%) Kibana
8 2 (0.25%) Grafana
8 2 (0.25%) Istio
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.25%) MOM
8 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 146 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 89 (11.08%) SAP
3 51 (6.35%) Google
4 37 (4.61%) Cisco
5 35 (4.36%) VMware
6 28 (3.49%) Oracle
7 19 (2.37%) Xamarin
8 16 (1.99%) SolarWinds
9 12 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.25%) Citrix
10 10 (1.25%) Rackspace
11 9 (1.12%) Fortinet
11 9 (1.12%) Informatica
11 9 (1.12%) Meraki
11 9 (1.12%) Sage
12 8 (1.00%) Teradata
12 8 (1.00%) WorldPay
12 8 (1.00%) Zend
13 7 (0.87%) Adobe
13 7 (0.87%) IBM