Period
to 8 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
England > North West
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 243 303
Rank change year-on-year -3 +60 +38
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 73 112 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.99% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 2.63% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 51 97 44
North West median annual salary £40,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £36,250 £33,125
90th Percentile £68,250 £84,500 £74,625
England median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% -4.76%

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,642 4,258 4,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.82% 37.57% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,736 3,382 3,721
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the North West

Smart Meter
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the North West.

Salary trend for Smart Meter in the North West

Smart Meter
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the North West over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Smart Meter in the North West

Smart Meter
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 Smart Meter within the North West region over the 6 months to 8 December 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 +85 61 £40,000 -36.00% 3
Lancashire -40 6 £52,500 +40.00%
Cheshire -34 4 £39,500 -31.30%
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, IT jobs citing Smart Meter 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 Smart Meter.

1 22 (30.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (28.77%) Telecoms
2 21 (28.77%) Retail
2 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (21.92%) HP
3 16 (21.92%) HP ALM
4 15 (20.55%) Process Management
5 14 (19.18%) ISEB
5 14 (19.18%) Remedy
5 14 (19.18%) Incident Management
5 14 (19.18%) ISTQB
6 13 (17.81%) Tech Ops
7 12 (16.44%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (16.44%) JIRA
7 12 (16.44%) Test Management
7 12 (16.44%) System Testing
7 12 (16.44%) B2B
8 11 (15.07%) Wireless
8 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.07%) Service Design
9 10 (13.70%) NIST
9 10 (13.70%) ITIL
10 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
10 9 (12.33%) Service Management
10 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
11 8 (10.96%) Matrix Management
11 8 (10.96%) Smart Energy
12 7 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
12 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel

Smart Meter
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 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) Wireless
2 3 (4.11%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.11%) Zephyr
3 2 (2.74%) Balsamiq
General
1 21 (28.77%) Retail
1 21 (28.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Test Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Test Leader
4 7 (9.59%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) Security Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.48%) Programme Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Manager
8 3 (4.11%) ETL Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.96%) Smart Energy
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (20.55%) Process Management
3 14 (19.18%) Incident Management
4 13 (17.81%) Tech Ops
5 12 (16.44%) B2B
5 12 (16.44%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (16.44%) System Testing
5 12 (16.44%) Test Management
6 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.07%) Service Design
7 10 (13.70%) ITIL
8 9 (12.33%) Service Management
9 8 (10.96%) Matrix Management
10 7 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.22%) Scenario Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.85%) Matrix Organization
12 5 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.85%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) ISEB
1 14 (19.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.11%) CISSP
2 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) GIAC
3 2 (2.74%) IIBA
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) NIST
2 4 (5.48%) QA
3 2 (2.74%) PMO
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) HP
2 14 (19.18%) Remedy
3 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Cognos
5 2 (2.74%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle