Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Task Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Task Automation over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 353 321
Rank change year-on-year +63 -32 +24
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 66 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 14
North West median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% +3.70% +7.14%
10th Percentile £36,775 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £44,375 £56,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

Task Automation 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 11,066 11,971 10,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.33% 91.30% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8,893 9,652 8,746
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the North West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
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 Task Automation within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Merseyside +39 23 £60,000 -
Manchester +29 22 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Cheshire +8 19 £61,250 +92.91% 1
Lancashire +12 1 £40,000 +50.94%
Cumbria 0 1 £27,500 -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Task Automation 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 Task Automation.

1 34 (51.52%) Linux
2 28 (42.42%) Git (software)
3 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 26 (39.39%) SQL
4 26 (39.39%) SQL Server
5 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
5 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (36.36%) CSS
6 24 (36.36%) HTML
7 23 (34.85%) Web Services
8 21 (31.82%) MySQL
8 21 (31.82%) Windows
8 21 (31.82%) MongoDB
9 19 (28.79%) Cisco
10 18 (27.27%) Change Management
10 18 (27.27%) Business Continuity
10 18 (27.27%) REST
10 18 (27.27%) High Availability
10 18 (27.27%) Network Security
11 17 (25.76%) Degree
11 17 (25.76%) Process Improvement
11 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (25.76%) WAN
11 17 (25.76%) Unix
11 17 (25.76%) PHP
11 17 (25.76%) Proactive Monitoring
12 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (24.24%) LAN
12 16 (24.24%) Firewall
12 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ

Task Automation
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 5 (7.58%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.06%) nginx
3 3 (4.55%) Confluence
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (22.73%) GitHub
3 8 (12.12%) DigitalOcean
4 5 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.58%) Firebase
4 5 (7.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.03%) IaaS
6 2 (3.03%) Office 365
6 2 (3.03%) PaaS
6 2 (3.03%) SaaS
7 1 (1.52%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) Network Security
2 17 (25.76%) WAN
3 16 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
3 16 (24.24%) Firewall
3 16 (24.24%) LAN
4 15 (22.73%) VoIP
4 15 (22.73%) VPN
5 14 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (21.21%) Cisco ISE
6 13 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (19.70%) Cisco Wireless
6 13 (19.70%) IPsec
6 13 (19.70%) MPLS
6 13 (19.70%) Multicast
6 13 (19.70%) SSL
6 13 (19.70%) TCP/IP
6 13 (19.70%) Wireless
7 12 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.03%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.82%) MongoDB
2 21 (31.82%) MySQL
3 15 (22.73%) MariaDB
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.52%) Power BI
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (42.42%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.73%) PHPUnit
3 7 (10.61%) Bundler
3 7 (10.61%) gulp
3 7 (10.61%) webpack
4 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.06%) Grunt
5 4 (6.06%) JIRA
6 2 (3.03%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.52%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.52%) Selenium
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) German Language
4 1 (1.52%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 16 (24.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (22.73%) PHP Developer
5 14 (21.21%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (21.21%) Security Engineer
5 14 (21.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 14 (21.21%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
6 8 (12.12%) MySQL Developer
6 8 (12.12%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Backend Developer
8 6 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (7.58%) DBA
9 5 (7.58%) SQL DBA
10 4 (6.06%) React Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (4.55%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) CSS
1 24 (36.36%) HTML
2 23 (34.85%) Web Services
3 18 (27.27%) REST
4 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (22.73%) jQuery
5 15 (22.73%) Laravel
5 15 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (13.64%) CSS3
6 9 (13.64%) HTML5
6 9 (13.64%) Node.js
7 7 (10.61%) Browserify
7 7 (10.61%) React
8 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 6 (9.09%) Sass
9 5 (7.58%) GraphQL
9 5 (7.58%) React Native
9 5 (7.58%) Vue.js
10 3 (4.55%) JSON
10 3 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Fintech
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (3.03%) Wiki
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (51.52%) Linux
2 21 (31.82%) Windows
3 17 (25.76%) Unix
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) SUSE
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
2 18 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 18 (27.27%) Change Management
2 18 (27.27%) High Availability
3 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.76%) Proactive Monitoring
3 17 (25.76%) Process Improvement
4 15 (22.73%) API Integration
4 15 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
4 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (22.73%) MVC
4 15 (22.73%) Network Management
4 15 (22.73%) OO
4 15 (22.73%) Patch Management
4 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (22.73%) Project Management
4 15 (22.73%) Security Management
5 14 (21.21%) ITIL
5 14 (21.21%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 26 (39.39%) SQL
3 17 (25.76%) PHP
4 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.61%) Python
6 5 (7.58%) ES6
6 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.06%) Java
8 3 (4.55%) Perl
9 2 (3.03%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.52%) C++
10 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Degree
2 13 (19.70%) CCNP
2 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (16.67%) CCDP
3 11 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Firmware
2 7 (10.61%) Docker
3 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) VirtualBox
6 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) TrustSec
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (16.67%) Nessus
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Sentry
4 4 (6.06%) Puppet
5 3 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.55%) Nagios
6 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.03%) Rancher
6 2 (3.03%) SCCM
6 2 (3.03%) SCOM
7 1 (1.52%) Ansible
7 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Salt
7 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Cisco
2 16 (24.24%) New Relic
3 6 (9.09%) Google
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.06%) IronPort
5 4 (6.06%) VMware
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Juniper
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 2 (3.03%) Veritas
7 2 (3.03%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.52%) Facebook
8 1 (1.52%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.52%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.52%) Tableau