Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 197 268
Rank change year-on-year -8 +71 -15
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 161 189 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.46% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.60% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 126 174 77
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +3.45% -0.57%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £64,375 £57,500 £53,450
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

SOLID is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,813 11,809 10,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.00% 91.13% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8,688 9,413 8,990
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in the North West

SOLID
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SOLID in the North West

SOLID
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SOLID in the North West

SOLID
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 SOLID within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -9 107 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Cheshire -2 46 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Merseyside +21 8 £51,500 +28.75%
Lancashire +9 1 £37,500 -11.76%
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 142 (88.20%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (67.08%) TDD
3 101 (62.73%) .NET
4 98 (60.87%) C#
5 97 (60.25%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (59.63%) Software Engineering
7 66 (40.99%) SQL
8 65 (40.37%) MVC
8 65 (40.37%) Scrum
9 56 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (34.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 54 (33.54%) Git (software)
12 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
12 48 (29.81%) ASP.NET
13 47 (29.19%) BDD
13 47 (29.19%) SDLC
14 46 (28.57%) HTML
15 45 (27.95%) Software Delivery
15 45 (27.95%) Mentoring
16 43 (26.71%) OO
16 43 (26.71%) Visualisation
17 42 (26.09%) AngularJS
17 42 (26.09%) Information Security
18 39 (24.22%) SQL Server
19 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET Web API
20 36 (22.36%) Web Services
21 34 (21.12%) OOP
22 33 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (19.88%) Software Architecture
23 32 (19.88%) Big Data

SOLID
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 (6.83%) Sitefinity
2 7 (4.35%) CMS
2 7 (4.35%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) Alfresco
4 3 (1.86%) Apache
4 3 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.24%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.24%) JBoss
5 2 (1.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.80%) SaaS
3 17 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.11%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.62%) IaaS
8 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) VoIP
2 1 (0.62%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.88%) Big Data
3 8 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.35%) MySQL
5 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.62%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (33.54%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.25%) Jenkins
3 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (6.21%) JIRA
6 9 (5.59%) MSBuild
6 9 (5.59%) Subversion
7 8 (4.97%) Selenium
8 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.73%) NUnit
9 6 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.86%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.86%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.62%) Codeception
13 1 (0.62%) Moq
13 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.62%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 32 (19.88%) Military
2 20 (12.42%) Finance
3 16 (9.94%) Electronics
4 13 (8.07%) Retail
5 6 (3.73%) Retail Banking
6 5 (3.11%) Marketing
7 4 (2.48%) Advertising
7 4 (2.48%) Automotive
8 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.62%) Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (45.96%) Developer
2 72 (44.72%) Software Engineer
3 38 (23.60%) .NET Developer
4 32 (19.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 31 (19.25%) .NET Software Engineer
6 27 (16.77%) C# Developer
7 19 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (11.80%) Software Developer
8 14 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 12 (7.45%) C# Software Engineer
10 11 (6.83%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
11 10 (6.21%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
12 9 (5.59%) .NET Software Developer
12 9 (5.59%) C# Software Developer
12 9 (5.59%) Junior
12 9 (5.59%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
13 8 (4.97%) Lead Developer
14 7 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
15 6 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
15 6 (3.73%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (62.73%) .NET
2 48 (29.81%) ASP.NET
3 46 (28.57%) HTML
4 42 (26.09%) AngularJS
5 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (22.36%) Web Services
7 32 (19.88%) .NET Framework
7 32 (19.88%) CSS
8 31 (19.25%) WCF
9 26 (16.15%) RESTful
10 23 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (13.66%) React
12 18 (11.18%) HTML5
13 15 (9.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (8.70%) jQuery
15 12 (7.45%) Entity Framework
16 11 (6.83%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (6.83%) XML
17 10 (6.21%) REST
18 9 (5.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.53%) Management Information System
1 25 (15.53%) N-Tier
2 11 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.97%) User Experience
5 4 (2.48%) Fintech
5 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.24%) Robotics
6 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.73%) Windows
2 4 (2.48%) Android
2 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (88.20%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (67.08%) TDD
3 97 (60.25%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (59.63%) Software Engineering
5 65 (40.37%) MVC
5 65 (40.37%) Scrum
6 56 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 55 (34.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 47 (29.19%) BDD
8 47 (29.19%) SDLC
9 45 (27.95%) Mentoring
9 45 (27.95%) Software Delivery
10 43 (26.71%) OO
10 43 (26.71%) Visualisation
11 42 (26.09%) Information Security
12 34 (21.12%) OOP
13 32 (19.88%) Software Architecture
14 31 (19.25%) DevOps
14 31 (19.25%) Unit Testing
15 29 (18.01%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (60.87%) C#
2 66 (40.99%) SQL
3 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
4 31 (19.25%) T-SQL
5 29 (18.01%) Java
6 26 (16.15%) C
7 22 (13.66%) VB.NET
8 11 (6.83%) TypeScript
9 8 (4.97%) PHP
10 7 (4.35%) Ruby
11 5 (3.11%) C++
11 5 (3.11%) Python
12 4 (2.48%) Scala
12 4 (2.48%) XQuery
13 3 (1.86%) Groovy
14 2 (1.24%) VB
15 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.66%) Degree
3 16 (9.94%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.62%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) GDPR
1 5 (3.11%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) Ansible
2 5 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.11%) Terraform
3 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.18%) Xamarin
3 9 (5.59%) Google
4 3 (1.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle
5 1 (0.62%) Telerik
5 1 (0.62%) Zend