Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 345 329
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 58 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 17
North West median annual salary £56,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -6.90%
10th Percentile £39,700 £25,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,625 £53,500 £56,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

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 10,693 11,690 10,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.87% 91.10% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,567 9,306 9,183
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 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +23 21 £72,500 +132.00% 1
Manchester 0 19 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Merseyside +24 17 £60,000 +118.18% 1
Lancashire +11 1 £40,000 +20.30% 2
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (58.62%) Linux
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 26 (44.83%) SQL Server
3 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
4 22 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
5 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
5 21 (36.21%) Windows
6 20 (34.48%) Unix
6 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (32.76%) CSS
7 19 (32.76%) MySQL
7 19 (32.76%) HTML
7 19 (32.76%) PHP
7 19 (32.76%) OO
7 19 (32.76%) RabbitMQ
7 19 (32.76%) MongoDB
7 19 (32.76%) REST
7 19 (32.76%) New Relic
8 18 (31.03%) GitHub
8 18 (31.03%) MariaDB
8 18 (31.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (31.03%) API Integration
8 18 (31.03%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (31.03%) Laravel
8 18 (31.03%) Process Improvement
8 18 (31.03%) Dependency Injection
8 18 (31.03%) PHPUnit
8 18 (31.03%) jQuery
8 18 (31.03%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (6.90%) nginx
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) JBoss
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (13.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (31.03%) GitHub
3 8 (13.79%) DigitalOcean
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) Network Security
2 13 (22.41%) WAN
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (20.69%) Firewall
3 12 (20.69%) LAN
3 12 (20.69%) VPN
4 11 (18.97%) VoIP
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco ISE
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco Wireless
5 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 10 (17.24%) Wireless
6 9 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (15.52%) IPsec
6 9 (15.52%) MPLS
6 9 (15.52%) Multicast
6 9 (15.52%) SSL
7 8 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.45%) Junos
8 2 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 19 (32.76%) MongoDB
2 19 (32.76%) MySQL
3 18 (31.03%) MariaDB
4 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
2 18 (31.03%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.45%) Grunt
4 2 (3.45%) gulp
5 1 (1.72%) Selenium
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) PHP Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Network Engineer
4 12 (20.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Backend Developer
5 10 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Security Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
6 8 (13.79%) MySQL Developer
6 8 (13.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) DBA
8 3 (5.17%) Office 365 Manager
8 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) CSS
1 19 (32.76%) HTML
1 19 (32.76%) RabbitMQ
1 19 (32.76%) REST
2 18 (31.03%) jQuery
2 18 (31.03%) Laravel
2 18 (31.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 18 (31.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
3 2 (3.45%) React
3 2 (3.45%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.45%) WAP
4 1 (1.72%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) LAMP
4 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.72%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.03%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.45%) Fintech
5 2 (3.45%) Handset
5 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) Linux
2 21 (36.21%) Windows
3 20 (34.48%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.45%) CentOS
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.72%) SUSE
6 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
2 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.76%) OO
4 18 (31.03%) API Integration
4 18 (31.03%) Collaborative Working
4 18 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (31.03%) Dependency Injection
4 18 (31.03%) MVC
4 18 (31.03%) Process Improvement
5 15 (25.86%) Business Continuity
6 14 (24.14%) High Availability
6 14 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (20.69%) Change Management
8 11 (18.97%) ITIL
8 11 (18.97%) Network Management
8 11 (18.97%) Patch Management
8 11 (18.97%) Proactive Monitoring
8 11 (18.97%) Security Management
9 10 (17.24%) Programme Delivery
10 9 (15.52%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.76%) PHP
4 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.90%) Python
6 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Degree
2 9 (15.52%) CCNP
2 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.79%) CCDP
3 8 (13.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Firmware
2 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.45%) Docker
4 2 (3.45%) VirtualBox
4 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) TrustSec
2 8 (13.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (13.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (13.79%) Nessus
3 5 (8.62%) SCCM
4 4 (6.90%) Puppet
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Sentry
5 3 (5.17%) WSUS
6 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.45%) Rancher
7 1 (1.72%) Ansible
7 1 (1.72%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Nagios
7 1 (1.72%) Salt
7 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) New Relic
2 15 (25.86%) Cisco
3 5 (8.62%) VMware
4 4 (6.90%) IronPort
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.17%) Snow
5 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.45%) Avaya
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) Verint
6 2 (3.45%) WorldPay
6 2 (3.45%) Wyse
7 1 (1.72%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.72%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.72%) Novell