Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 49 42
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 902 627 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.86% 5.03% 5.63%
As % of the General category 16.11% 13.77% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 683 471 464
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 5599 4553 4949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.57% 36.54% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 3682 3931
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
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 18 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +9 662 £42,500 -2.30% 60
Cheshire +24 95 £47,500 +26.67% 6
Merseyside +53 69 £41,000 +2.50% 7
Lancashire +5 52 £40,500 +1.25% 5
Cumbria +1 2 - - 2
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 288 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (28.27%) E-Commerce
3 198 (21.95%) Finance
4 180 (19.96%) JavaScript
5 161 (17.85%) PHP
6 149 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
7 147 (16.30%) CSS
8 145 (16.08%) HTML
9 143 (15.85%) SQL
10 127 (14.08%) MySQL
11 124 (13.75%) Microsoft
11 124 (13.75%) Degree
12 122 (13.53%) SAP
13 107 (11.86%) OO
14 103 (11.42%) .NET
15 95 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 95 (10.53%) jQuery
15 95 (10.53%) AngularJS
16 92 (10.20%) C#
16 92 (10.20%) Project Management
17 89 (9.87%) MVC
18 88 (9.76%) Web Services
19 84 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
20 82 (9.09%) Scrum
21 81 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
22 75 (8.31%) DevOps
23 71 (7.87%) Test Automation
24 70 (7.76%) Manufacturing
25 68 (7.54%) Analytics
26 67 (7.43%) Management Information System

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 (2.66%) Apache Solr
2 20 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.66%) Apache
3 15 (1.66%) CMS
4 14 (1.55%) SAS
5 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.00%) Drupal
6 9 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.89%) OpenROAD
8 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.78%) nginx
8 7 (0.78%) WordPress
9 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.22%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 49 (5.43%) Magento
2 20 (2.22%) SAP Retail
3 15 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.66%) SAP MM
4 14 (1.55%) SAP SD
5 13 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (1.33%) SAP SCM
7 11 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.67%) Shopify
10 5 (0.55%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.33%) Epicor Tropos
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
13 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
13 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
13 2 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 81 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.66%) GitHub
4 23 (2.55%) SaaS
5 22 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.33%) Office 365
7 17 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.88%) Google App Engine
7 17 (1.88%) Serverless
8 16 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.55%) IaaS
11 5 (0.55%) npm
11 5 (0.55%) PaaS
12 2 (0.22%) G Suite
12 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.33%) Internet
2 13 (1.44%) Firewall
3 9 (1.00%) WAN
4 8 (0.89%) LAN
4 8 (0.89%) SAN
5 6 (0.67%) VPN
6 5 (0.55%) HTTP
6 5 (0.55%) RFID
6 5 (0.55%) Wireless
7 4 (0.44%) MPLS
8 3 (0.33%) DHCP
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
8 3 (0.33%) IPsec
8 3 (0.33%) SSL
8 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.22%) ADSL
9 2 (0.22%) ATM
9 2 (0.22%) FTP
9 2 (0.22%) VoIP
9 2 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (14.08%) MySQL
2 95 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 58 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.77%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.44%) Big Data
9 15 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.89%) DTS
13 8 (0.89%) Essbase
13 8 (0.89%) Ingres
13 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 60 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.33%) PHPUnit
4 26 (2.88%) JIRA
5 25 (2.77%) Selenium
6 21 (2.33%) gulp
6 21 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 21 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 18 (2.00%) Xcode
8 17 (1.88%) Codeception
9 14 (1.55%) Subversion
10 13 (1.44%) git-flow
10 13 (1.44%) Grunt
11 10 (1.11%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.00%) webpack
13 8 (0.89%) eCATT
13 8 (0.89%) LSMW
13 8 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.78%) Xdebug
General
1 198 (21.95%) Finance
2 70 (7.76%) Manufacturing
3 62 (6.87%) Marketing
4 49 (5.43%) Automotive
5 39 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.55%) Electronics
7 28 (3.10%) Banking
8 24 (2.66%) Billing
9 22 (2.44%) Advertising
10 17 (1.88%) Retail Banking
11 16 (1.77%) Games
12 13 (1.44%) Back Office
12 13 (1.44%) Publishing
13 10 (1.11%) Legal
14 5 (0.55%) Local Government
14 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 318 (35.25%) Developer
2 154 (17.07%) Analyst
3 103 (11.42%) Consultant
4 99 (10.98%) PHP Developer
5 75 (8.31%) Senior Developer
6 74 (8.20%) Business Analyst
7 69 (7.65%) SAP Consultant
8 58 (6.43%) Project Manager
9 48 (5.32%) Web Developer
10 36 (3.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 30 (3.33%) Senior PHP Developer
12 29 (3.22%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.22%) HTML CSS Developer
12 29 (3.22%) HTML Developer
13 27 (2.99%) IT Manager
14 26 (2.88%) Junior
15 25 (2.77%) Architect
15 25 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 23 (2.55%) Business Manager
16 23 (2.55%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.30%) CSS
2 145 (16.08%) HTML
3 103 (11.42%) .NET
4 95 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 95 (10.53%) jQuery
5 88 (9.76%) Web Services
6 65 (7.21%) ASP.NET
7 53 (5.88%) Laravel
8 52 (5.76%) Symfony
9 50 (5.54%) HTML5
10 49 (5.43%) Sass
11 46 (5.10%) XML
12 44 (4.88%) JSON
13 39 (4.32%) Node.js
13 39 (4.32%) RESTful
14 36 (3.99%) .NET Framework
15 32 (3.55%) Entity Framework
15 32 (3.55%) React
16 30 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (3.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 149 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.55%) User Experience
4 40 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 32 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.22%) iPad
7 20 (2.22%) EPoS
8 18 (2.00%) FMCG
9 13 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.33%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.00%) Digital Signage
12 8 (0.89%) Blog
12 8 (0.89%) LIMS
13 7 (0.78%) Replication
14 6 (0.67%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.55%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.76%) Windows
2 52 (5.76%) Linux
3 35 (3.88%) Android
3 35 (3.88%) Unix
4 32 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.67%) AIX
9 5 (0.55%) CentOS
9 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.22%) SUSE
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (28.27%) E-Commerce
3 107 (11.86%) OO
4 92 (10.20%) Project Management
5 89 (9.87%) MVC
6 84 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
7 82 (9.09%) Scrum
8 75 (8.31%) DevOps
9 71 (7.87%) Test Automation
10 68 (7.54%) Analytics
11 63 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 54 (5.99%) Business Analysis
13 53 (5.88%) Software Engineering
14 52 (5.76%) ITIL
14 52 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 52 (5.76%) Web Development
15 50 (5.54%) SDLC
16 48 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (5.32%) Requirements Analysis
16 48 (5.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 180 (19.96%) JavaScript
2 161 (17.85%) PHP
3 143 (15.85%) SQL
4 92 (10.20%) C#
5 66 (7.32%) Java
6 26 (2.88%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.77%) Python
8 18 (2.00%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.88%) ABAP
10 14 (1.55%) Apple Swift
11 13 (1.44%) VB
12 10 (1.11%) R
13 9 (1.00%) C
14 8 (0.89%) VBA
15 7 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.67%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.55%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.55%) Perl
18 4 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 124 (13.75%) Degree
2 25 (2.77%) CISSP
3 23 (2.55%) ISEB
4 18 (2.00%) CISA
5 17 (1.88%) CISM
6 16 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (0.89%) MCSE
10 7 (0.78%) CCNA
10 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.67%) Security Cleared
12 5 (0.55%) APMP
12 5 (0.55%) PhD
12 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.32%) QA
2 17 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.44%) GDPR
4 13 (1.44%) PMO
5 10 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.11%) GCP
5 10 (1.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 38 (4.21%) Docker
2 21 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.88%) Puppet
2 18 (2.00%) Capistrano
3 17 (1.88%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.55%) SCCM
5 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.33%) Terraform
5 3 (0.33%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Control-M
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 124 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 122 (13.53%) SAP
3 45 (4.99%) Zend
4 44 (4.88%) Oracle
5 25 (2.77%) Google
6 20 (2.22%) VMware
7 18 (2.00%) hybris
8 17 (1.88%) Cisco
9 12 (1.33%) Apple
10 11 (1.22%) IBM
11 8 (0.89%) Actian
11 8 (0.89%) HP
11 8 (0.89%) Percona
12 7 (0.78%) Adobe
12 7 (0.78%) Sage
13 6 (0.67%) Ariba
14 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.55%) Tableau
14 5 (0.55%) Talend
14 5 (0.55%) Teradata