Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 351 347
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 44 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 13
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +45.45% -26.67%
10th Percentile £34,400 £29,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £57,250 £50,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -

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 10,324 12,063 11,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.59% 91.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,294 9,590 9,514
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%

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 12 December 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 12 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 +37 21 £52,500 -1.87% 1
Manchester +6 18 £57,500 +35.29% 6
Merseyside +14 4 £39,000 +41.82%
Lancashire +10 1 £40,000 - 1
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 24 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 22 (50.00%) Linux
3 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
6 17 (38.64%) Unix
6 17 (38.64%) SQL
6 17 (38.64%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (36.36%) PHP
7 16 (36.36%) HTML
7 16 (36.36%) CSS
7 16 (36.36%) OO
7 16 (36.36%) REST
7 16 (36.36%) Process Improvement
8 15 (34.09%) Laravel
8 15 (34.09%) MongoDB
8 15 (34.09%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
8 15 (34.09%) Dependency Injection
8 15 (34.09%) PHPUnit
8 15 (34.09%) jQuery
8 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (34.09%) Web Services
8 15 (34.09%) MySQL
8 15 (34.09%) MVC
8 15 (34.09%) Collaborative Working
8 15 (34.09%) API Integration
8 15 (34.09%) GitHub
8 15 (34.09%) MariaDB

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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (34.09%) GitHub
3 6 (13.64%) Office 365
4 5 (11.36%) DigitalOcean
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) IPsec
3 1 (2.27%) MPLS
3 1 (2.27%) Multicast
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.27%) VoIP
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.09%) MariaDB
2 15 (34.09%) MongoDB
2 15 (34.09%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
1 15 (34.09%) PHPUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Grunt
2 2 (4.55%) gulp
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) PHP Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Backend Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 5 (11.36%) MySQL Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Office 365 Manager
4 5 (11.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) CSS
1 16 (36.36%) HTML
1 16 (36.36%) REST
2 15 (34.09%) jQuery
2 15 (34.09%) Laravel
2 15 (34.09%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (34.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 15 (34.09%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.55%) Ember.js
3 2 (4.55%) React
3 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
3 2 (4.55%) WAP
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) HTML5
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.55%) Fintech
3 2 (4.55%) Handset
3 2 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Unix
3 13 (29.55%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) OO
3 16 (36.36%) Process Improvement
4 15 (34.09%) API Integration
4 15 (34.09%) Collaborative Working
4 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (34.09%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (34.09%) MVC
5 7 (15.91%) Asset Management
6 5 (11.36%) Coaching
6 5 (11.36%) IT Asset Management
6 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.36%) Software License Management
6 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 4 (9.09%) People Management
7 4 (9.09%) Thought Leadership
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) PHP
4 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.09%) Java
6 3 (6.82%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.55%) vSphere
2 2 (4.55%) XenApp
2 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
1 5 (11.36%) WSUS
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Salt
3 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.27%) Terraform
3 1 (2.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) New Relic
2 5 (11.36%) Snow
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) Avaya
4 2 (4.55%) Verint
4 2 (4.55%) WorldPay
4 2 (4.55%) Wyse
5 1 (2.27%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.27%) IronPort
5 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.27%) NetApp