Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 221 274
Rank change year-on-year -8 +53 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 130 159 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.21% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.32% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 108 146 83
North West median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £36,100
90th Percentile £68,625 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%

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 10,396 12,005 11,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.04% 91.59% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,374 9,537 9,450
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 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 10 December 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 10 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
Manchester -26 91 £45,000 - 19
Cheshire +24 26 £44,000 -2.22% 12
Merseyside +20 8 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Lancashire +10 5 £37,500 -11.76% 2
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 104 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (70.77%) .NET
3 80 (61.54%) TDD
4 78 (60.00%) C#
5 62 (47.69%) MVC
6 52 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (39.23%) JavaScript
8 50 (38.46%) Software Engineering
9 48 (36.92%) HTML
10 47 (36.15%) ASP.NET
11 46 (35.38%) SQL
12 45 (34.62%) SQL Server
13 39 (30.00%) Scrum
13 39 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (30.00%) AngularJS
14 38 (29.23%) .NET Framework
14 38 (29.23%) CSS
14 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
14 38 (29.23%) Continuous Delivery
15 36 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
16 34 (26.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (25.38%) OO
18 29 (22.31%) Mentoring
19 26 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (19.23%) DevOps
21 24 (18.46%) BDD
21 24 (18.46%) Entity Framework
21 24 (18.46%) SDLC
22 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing

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 8 (6.15%) CMS
2 5 (3.85%) JBoss
2 5 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.08%) Apache
3 4 (3.08%) IIS
4 3 (2.31%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (16.15%) SaaS
3 9 (6.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.54%) GitHub
5 2 (1.54%) Serverless
6 1 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) HTTP
1 5 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (0.77%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.38%) Big Data
3 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) Riak
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.54%) Subversion
3 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.85%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.31%) NUnit
8 3 (2.31%) Selenium
8 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.54%) Moq
9 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.54%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.77%) Calabash
10 1 (0.77%) Gradle
10 1 (0.77%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (15.38%) Military
2 16 (12.31%) Electronics
3 14 (10.77%) Finance
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
5 3 (2.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
6 2 (1.54%) Automotive
6 2 (1.54%) Games
6 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Advertising
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (62.31%) Developer
2 51 (39.23%) .NET Developer
3 31 (23.85%) C# Developer
3 31 (23.85%) Software Engineer
4 30 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 22 (16.92%) Senior .NET Developer
6 21 (16.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (11.54%) .NET Software Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Lead Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Web Developer
12 6 (4.62%) C# Software Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Lead .NET Developer
13 5 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
13 5 (3.85%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (70.77%) .NET
2 48 (36.92%) HTML
3 47 (36.15%) ASP.NET
4 39 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 38 (29.23%) .NET Framework
5 38 (29.23%) CSS
6 36 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (26.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (18.46%) Entity Framework
9 22 (16.92%) Web Services
10 20 (15.38%) React
10 20 (15.38%) WCF
11 19 (14.62%) HTML5
12 15 (11.54%) .NET Core
12 15 (11.54%) REST
12 15 (11.54%) RESTful
13 14 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (10.00%) WinForms
15 12 (9.23%) jQuery
16 10 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Management Information System
1 16 (12.31%) N-Tier
2 11 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (8.46%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (1.54%) Robotics
5 1 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.77%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) Fintech
5 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.69%) Android
1 10 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.54%) Linux
3 1 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (61.54%) TDD
3 62 (47.69%) MVC
4 52 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 39 (30.00%) Scrum
7 38 (29.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 33 (25.38%) OO
9 29 (22.31%) Mentoring
10 26 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (19.23%) DevOps
12 24 (18.46%) BDD
12 24 (18.46%) SDLC
13 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
14 22 (16.92%) OOP
15 21 (16.15%) Information Security
15 21 (16.15%) Software Delivery
15 21 (16.15%) Visualisation
16 20 (15.38%) Software Architecture
17 18 (13.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.00%) C#
2 51 (39.23%) JavaScript
3 46 (35.38%) SQL
4 22 (16.92%) T-SQL
5 20 (15.38%) Java
6 10 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.85%) C
8 5 (3.85%) Ruby
8 5 (3.85%) Scala
8 5 (3.85%) VB
9 4 (3.08%) Groovy
9 4 (3.08%) Python
10 3 (2.31%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.31%) C++
10 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) VB6
12 1 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) GDPR
2 5 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Ansible
2 5 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.08%) Terraform
4 1 (0.77%) Consul
4 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Xamarin
3 10 (7.69%) Google
4 5 (3.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore