Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 306 342
Rank change year-on-year +62 +36 -
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 113 65 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 1.29% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 98 44 27
North West median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £84,000 £74,625 £56,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 4,439 5,023 4,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.22% 38.06% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,539 3,879 4,089
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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
Cheshire +48 59 £57,500 +2.22% 5
Lancashire +23 39 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester +21 11 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Merseyside +10 1 £46,500 -31.11%
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 32 (28.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (27.43%) ITIL
3 30 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (24.78%) Finance
5 27 (23.89%) Management Information System
6 25 (22.12%) Problem Management
7 24 (21.24%) Incident Management
8 23 (20.35%) Smart Energy
9 22 (19.47%) Service Design
10 18 (15.93%) Remedy
11 17 (15.04%) Process Management
11 17 (15.04%) Retail
11 17 (15.04%) Process Improvement
12 15 (13.27%) PKI
12 15 (13.27%) Project Management
12 15 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (12.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
13 14 (12.39%) Information Security
14 13 (11.50%) WAN
14 13 (11.50%) Change Management
14 13 (11.50%) Portfolio Management
14 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
15 12 (10.62%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (10.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 12 (10.62%) Security Operations
15 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
15 12 (10.62%) Security Management
15 12 (10.62%) Business Analysis

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 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (7.96%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) WAN
2 9 (7.96%) ZigBee
3 8 (7.08%) Firewall
4 4 (3.54%) FTP
4 4 (3.54%) VPN
5 3 (2.65%) DNS
5 3 (2.65%) HTTP
5 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.65%) Network Security
5 3 (2.65%) SMTP
5 3 (2.65%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.77%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) LAN
7 1 (0.88%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Ant
2 1 (0.88%) Hudson
2 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (24.78%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Retail
3 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Architect
2 14 (12.39%) Business Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) Software Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Head of Operations
4 9 (7.96%) Head of Security
4 9 (7.96%) PMO Manager
5 8 (7.08%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Incident Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Subject Matter Expert
9 4 (3.54%) Major Incident Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Product Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Release Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Incident Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Service Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) CSS
1 3 (2.65%) OAuth
1 3 (2.65%) REST
1 3 (2.65%) SAML
1 3 (2.65%) SOAP
2 1 (0.88%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (23.89%) Management Information System
3 23 (20.35%) Smart Energy
4 15 (13.27%) PKI
4 15 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.65%) CESG
6 3 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.65%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Smart Home
6 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) pSOS
2 4 (3.54%) Windows
3 3 (2.65%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (27.43%) ITIL
3 25 (22.12%) Problem Management
4 24 (21.24%) Incident Management
5 22 (19.47%) Service Design
6 17 (15.04%) Process Improvement
6 17 (15.04%) Process Management
7 15 (13.27%) Project Management
8 14 (12.39%) Information Security
9 13 (11.50%) Change Management
9 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
9 13 (11.50%) Portfolio Management
10 12 (10.62%) Business Analysis
10 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
10 12 (10.62%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (10.62%) Security Management
10 12 (10.62%) Security Operations
11 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (8.85%) Matrix Management
12 10 (8.85%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.65%) C
2 2 (1.77%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) CISSP
1 11 (9.73%) ISEB
2 10 (8.85%) Degree
3 9 (7.96%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.08%) CISM
4 8 (7.08%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (2.65%) CCSP
7 3 (2.65%) CEH
7 3 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.65%) CISMP
7 3 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (2.65%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.77%) CISA
8 2 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.88%) GCIH
9 1 (0.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 9 (7.96%) PMO
4 4 (3.54%) GDPR
4 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (2.65%) SLA
6 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) vCloud
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Remedy
2 11 (9.73%) HP
3 3 (2.65%) Google
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) VMware
4 1 (0.88%) CA
4 1 (0.88%) Casewise
4 1 (0.88%) Cognos
4 1 (0.88%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) SmartCo