Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 194 279
Rank change year-on-year +16 +85 -24
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 201 204 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.56% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 166 194 54
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £30,600
90th Percentile £59,375 £55,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -7.83%

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 11,397 11,955 10,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.16% 91.15% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,196 9,722 8,663
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.55% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +49 141 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Cheshire -22 54 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Merseyside +4 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Lancashire +2 1 £37,500 -11.76%
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 171 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (71.14%) .NET
3 135 (67.16%) C#
4 107 (53.23%) Software Engineering
4 107 (53.23%) MVC
5 106 (52.74%) TDD
6 104 (51.74%) Scrum
7 100 (49.75%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (45.27%) SQL
9 87 (43.28%) Git (software)
10 81 (40.30%) ASP.NET
11 68 (33.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 66 (32.84%) JavaScript
13 58 (28.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (27.36%) HTML
14 55 (27.36%) OOP
15 51 (25.37%) .NET Framework
16 50 (24.88%) BDD
16 50 (24.88%) T-SQL
17 49 (24.38%) Web Services
17 49 (24.38%) Information Security
17 49 (24.38%) RESTful
18 48 (23.88%) CSS
19 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
20 45 (22.39%) Jenkins
20 45 (22.39%) Software Delivery
21 44 (21.89%) SDLC
21 44 (21.89%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (21.39%) AngularJS
23 42 (20.90%) ASP.NET MVC

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 17 (8.46%) Sitefinity
2 14 (6.97%) CMS
3 10 (4.98%) Umbraco
4 9 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (3.48%) IIS
6 5 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.99%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.49%) Apache
8 3 (1.49%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Magento
2 7 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.96%) SaaS
4 5 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.00%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.94%) Big Data
3 14 (6.97%) MySQL
4 9 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.99%) Looker
6 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (43.28%) Git (software)
2 45 (22.39%) Jenkins
3 44 (21.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (13.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 23 (11.44%) JIRA
5 23 (11.44%) MSBuild
6 15 (7.46%) NUnit
6 15 (7.46%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.97%) Subversion
8 11 (5.47%) Selenium
9 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.49%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.49%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.49%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.50%) Codeception
11 1 (0.50%) Moq
11 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (15.92%) Retail
2 23 (11.44%) Military
3 20 (9.95%) Retail Banking
4 15 (7.46%) Finance
5 5 (2.49%) Automotive
6 4 (1.99%) Advertising
6 4 (1.99%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
8 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 97 (48.26%) Developer
2 94 (46.77%) Software Engineer
3 52 (25.87%) .NET Developer
4 45 (22.39%) Senior Software Engineer
5 40 (19.90%) .NET Software Engineer
6 28 (13.93%) C# Developer
7 23 (11.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (10.95%) Software Developer
9 20 (9.95%) Senior Developer
10 18 (8.96%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
11 16 (7.96%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 14 (6.97%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
12 14 (6.97%) Senior .NET Developer
13 13 (6.47%) Junior
14 11 (5.47%) C# Software Engineer
15 10 (4.98%) Junior Software Engineer
16 9 (4.48%) Web Developer
17 8 (3.98%) C# Software Developer
17 8 (3.98%) Lead Developer
17 8 (3.98%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (71.14%) .NET
2 81 (40.30%) ASP.NET
3 68 (33.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 55 (27.36%) HTML
5 51 (25.37%) .NET Framework
6 49 (24.38%) RESTful
6 49 (24.38%) Web Services
7 48 (23.88%) CSS
8 43 (21.39%) AngularJS
9 42 (20.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (16.92%) WCF
11 23 (11.44%) Middleware
12 21 (10.45%) REST
13 18 (8.96%) KnockoutJS
13 18 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (8.46%) HTML5
15 16 (7.96%) React
16 15 (7.46%) Entity Framework
17 14 (6.97%) jQuery
18 12 (5.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.44%) Management Information System
3 19 (9.45%) N-Tier
4 16 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.98%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.98%) User Experience
7 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.99%) Fintech
8 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.47%) Windows
2 5 (2.49%) Linux
3 4 (1.99%) Unix
4 3 (1.49%) Android
4 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (53.23%) MVC
2 107 (53.23%) Software Engineering
3 106 (52.74%) TDD
4 104 (51.74%) Scrum
5 100 (49.75%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (28.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 55 (27.36%) OOP
8 50 (24.88%) BDD
9 49 (24.38%) Information Security
10 45 (22.39%) Software Delivery
11 44 (21.89%) SDLC
12 41 (20.40%) Continuous Delivery
12 41 (20.40%) OO
13 39 (19.40%) Mentoring
14 38 (18.91%) Test Automation
14 38 (18.91%) Visualisation
15 27 (13.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 27 (13.43%) Microservices
16 24 (11.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 135 (67.16%) C#
2 91 (45.27%) SQL
3 66 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 50 (24.88%) T-SQL
5 37 (18.41%) C
6 33 (16.42%) Java
7 31 (15.42%) TypeScript
8 30 (14.93%) VB.NET
9 15 (7.46%) PHP
9 15 (7.46%) Ruby
10 9 (4.48%) VB
11 5 (2.49%) C++
12 4 (1.99%) Python
12 4 (1.99%) XQuery
13 3 (1.49%) Scala
14 2 (1.00%) Groovy
15 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.41%) Degree
3 23 (11.44%) DV Cleared
4 17 (8.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.49%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Varnish
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (7.46%) Ansible
2 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.49%) Terraform
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.92%) Xamarin
3 12 (5.97%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.98%) Capita
5 5 (2.49%) Google
6 2 (1.00%) Zend