Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +13
Permanent jobs citing Retail 620 680 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.14% 5.78% 7.31%
As % of the General category 17.21% 14.13% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 412 510 703
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% -4.76% -

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 3,602 4,814 5,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.65% 40.94% 43.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,598 3,552 4,014
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £69,369 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,434 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.04% +3.68% +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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +9 466 £50,000 +11.11% 112
Lancashire -3 76 £36,000 -4.00% 11
Cheshire -9 64 £40,750 +1.88% 27
Merseyside -21 9 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Cumbria -12 5 £50,000 +135.29% 2
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 231 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.87%) Finance
3 116 (18.71%) E-Commerce
4 108 (17.42%) SQL
5 106 (17.10%) DevOps
6 101 (16.29%) Microsoft
7 93 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
9 82 (13.23%) HTML
10 80 (12.90%) Banking
10 80 (12.90%) Azure
11 77 (12.42%) AWS
11 77 (12.42%) CSS
12 72 (11.61%) JavaScript
13 71 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (11.45%) Software Engineering
14 70 (11.29%) Java
15 69 (11.13%) SQL Server
16 65 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 62 (10.00%) Telecoms
18 61 (9.84%) Degree
19 57 (9.19%) TDD
19 57 (9.19%) Manufacturing
20 53 (8.55%) MySQL
21 51 (8.23%) .NET
22 50 (8.06%) Windows
23 49 (7.90%) Scrum
24 48 (7.74%) C#
25 47 (7.58%) Test Automation
26 46 (7.42%) PHP

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 17 (2.74%) WebSphere
1 17 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 15 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.13%) WordPress
4 5 (0.81%) Apache
4 5 (0.81%) Apache Solr
4 5 (0.81%) IIS
5 4 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Figma
7 1 (0.16%) HipChat
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Marvel
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Magento
2 13 (2.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (1.61%) SAP CO
4 10 (1.61%) SAP FI
4 10 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.48%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.90%) Azure
2 77 (12.42%) AWS
3 36 (5.81%) GCP
4 20 (3.23%) SaaS
5 19 (3.06%) Heroku
5 19 (3.06%) Power Platform
6 18 (2.90%) GitHub
7 16 (2.58%) Office 365
8 7 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.65%) Apple Pay
9 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.65%) Google Pay
9 4 (0.65%) Serverless
10 3 (0.48%) Boomi
10 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.39%) Firewall
2 16 (2.58%) Wireless
3 13 (2.10%) WAN
4 12 (1.94%) LAN
5 9 (1.45%) DHCP
5 9 (1.45%) DNS
5 9 (1.45%) Internet
6 7 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.97%) BGP
7 6 (0.97%) Network Security
8 5 (0.81%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.81%) OSPF
8 5 (0.81%) SNMP
8 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.65%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.65%) Broadband
9 4 (0.65%) SAN
9 4 (0.65%) SSL
9 4 (0.65%) VoIP
9 4 (0.65%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.55%) MySQL
3 45 (7.26%) MongoDB
4 38 (6.13%) NoSQL
5 30 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 27 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.55%) Neo4j
9 19 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.06%) Power BI
9 19 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.10%) Big Data
11 12 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.77%) QlikView
13 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.13%) CouchDB
14 7 (1.13%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
15 6 (0.97%) SAP HANA
16 5 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (6.77%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.29%) GitLab
3 31 (5.00%) JIRA
4 28 (4.52%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.42%) Maven
6 12 (1.94%) PHPUnit
6 12 (1.94%) webpack
7 11 (1.77%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.13%) JUnit
8 7 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.81%) Ant
10 5 (0.81%) Gradle
11 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.65%) git-flow
11 4 (0.65%) Grunt
11 4 (0.65%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 148 (23.87%) Finance
2 80 (12.90%) Banking
3 62 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 57 (9.19%) Manufacturing
5 42 (6.77%) Marketing
6 33 (5.32%) Public Sector
7 20 (3.23%) Billing
8 18 (2.90%) Automotive
9 14 (2.26%) Electronics
9 14 (2.26%) Local Government
10 13 (2.10%) Legal
11 8 (1.29%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.81%) Law
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Games
13 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.32%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 184 (29.68%) Developer
2 84 (13.55%) Analyst
3 63 (10.16%) Consultant
4 55 (8.87%) Senior Developer
5 32 (5.16%) PHP Developer
5 32 (5.16%) Software Engineer
6 29 (4.68%) Architect
6 29 (4.68%) Business Analyst
7 27 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 25 (4.03%) Junior
9 23 (3.71%) Project Manager
10 18 (2.90%) Java Developer
10 18 (2.90%) SQL Developer
11 16 (2.58%) DevSecOps Consultant
12 13 (2.10%) Designer
12 13 (2.10%) Test Analyst
13 12 (1.94%) C# Developer
13 12 (1.94%) Lead Developer
13 12 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (1.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.23%) HTML
2 77 (12.42%) CSS
3 51 (8.23%) .NET
4 35 (5.65%) HTML5
5 31 (5.00%) REST
5 31 (5.00%) RESTful
6 25 (4.03%) Web Services
7 21 (3.39%) Laravel
8 20 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 20 (3.23%) XML
9 19 (3.06%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.06%) jQuery
10 18 (2.90%) Java EE
10 18 (2.90%) React
10 18 (2.90%) Spring
11 17 (2.74%) SOAP
12 16 (2.58%) Django
12 16 (2.58%) Dropwizard
12 16 (2.58%) Entity Framework
12 16 (2.58%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 32 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.87%) Cloud Native
5 21 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (3.39%) Smart Meter
5 21 (3.39%) User Experience
6 19 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.74%) FMCG
8 16 (2.58%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.10%) Blog
10 12 (1.94%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.13%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
13 6 (0.97%) Contactless
14 5 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.06%) Windows
2 40 (6.45%) Linux
3 15 (2.42%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.26%) Android
5 10 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.13%) Unix
7 5 (0.81%) AIX
7 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (18.71%) E-Commerce
3 106 (17.10%) DevOps
4 93 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (11.45%) Software Engineering
6 65 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (9.19%) TDD
8 49 (7.90%) Scrum
9 47 (7.58%) Test Automation
10 46 (7.42%) MVC
11 42 (6.77%) ERP
12 41 (6.61%) Information Security
13 40 (6.45%) Microservices
14 39 (6.29%) ITIL
15 38 (6.13%) Project Management
16 37 (5.97%) Migration
16 37 (5.97%) SOA
17 34 (5.48%) Waterfall
18 32 (5.16%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 108 (17.42%) SQL
2 72 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 70 (11.29%) Java
4 48 (7.74%) C#
5 46 (7.42%) PHP
6 37 (5.97%) Python
7 27 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 22 (3.55%) C++
9 20 (3.23%) C
10 19 (3.06%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.42%) VB
12 14 (2.26%) Java 8
13 13 (2.10%) R
14 10 (1.61%) Scala
15 9 (1.45%) VBA
16 7 (1.13%) Groovy
16 7 (1.13%) Ruby
17 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.97%) VB6
18 5 (0.81%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 61 (9.84%) Degree
2 17 (2.74%) IBM WebSphere Certification
3 16 (2.58%) DBS Check
4 15 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.94%) CCNA
6 11 (1.77%) CISSP
6 11 (1.77%) ISEB
6 11 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.61%) CCNP
7 10 (1.61%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.29%) CISM
8 8 (1.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.81%) CISA
11 4 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.48%) GSEC
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CCIE
13 2 (0.32%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.97%) QA
2 27 (4.35%) SLA
3 23 (3.71%) GDPR
4 22 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.94%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.13%) PMO
7 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.65%) COBIT
8 4 (0.65%) COSO
8 4 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.48%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.32%) NIST
10 2 (0.32%) WCAG
11 1 (0.16%) Basel II
11 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (4.19%) Docker
2 19 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.81%) Shibboleth
4 5 (0.81%) Varnish
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.39%) Puppet
1 21 (3.39%) Terraform
2 18 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.81%) Ansible
4 5 (0.81%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.81%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.81%) PingFederate
4 5 (0.81%) SCCM
4 5 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.48%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) Kibana
6 2 (0.32%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Grafana
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.16%) StatsD
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.45%) Google
3 38 (6.13%) SAP
4 27 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (4.19%) Oracle
6 22 (3.55%) VMware
7 17 (2.74%) BT
7 17 (2.74%) Cisco
8 16 (2.58%) Tableau
9 10 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (1.45%) HP
10 9 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.29%) Apple
11 8 (1.29%) Nimsoft
12 7 (1.13%) Veritas
13 6 (0.97%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.97%) Xamarin
14 5 (0.81%) NetIQ
14 5 (0.81%) Okta
14 5 (0.81%) Remedy