The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 235 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Permanent jobs citing VLE 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.016% 0.018% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.041% 0.045% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £32,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +25.00%  

VLE is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2434 2207 2379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.95% 38.82% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1802 1906
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £24,263
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VLE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VLE in the North West

VLE
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for VLE in the North West

VLE
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 VLE within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 1 £30,000 -20.00%
VLE
England

VLE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing VLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VLE.

1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) VirtualBox
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Ember.js
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Vagrant
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) Laravel
2 2 (66.67%) WordPress
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Resque
3 1 (33.33%) git-flow
3 1 (33.33%) RSpec
3 1 (33.33%) Capistrano

VLE
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 3 (100.00%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (33.33%) git-flow
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Ember.js
1 3 (100.00%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) Resque
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Capistrano