The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 16 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 804 718 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.85% 10.47% 13.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.45% 45.47% 49.82%
Number of salaries quoted 593 635 735
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Degree
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1731 1579 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 23.03% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1341 1590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Degree across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Degree
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Degree Salary Trend in the North West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Degree across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Degree Salary Histogram in the North West

Degree
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 487 £38,500 +3.35% 80
Cheshire +1 183 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Merseyside +10 70 £48,200 +22.02% 21
Lancashire -8 46 £40,000 +63.26% 15
Cumbria +5 5 £33,314 -16.71% 7
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 443 (28.65%) SQL
2 396 (25.61%) SQL Server
3 377 (24.39%) .NET
4 374 (24.19%) Computer Science
5 371 (24.00%) Finance
6 339 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
7 333 (21.54%) C#
7 333 (21.54%) HTML
8 328 (21.22%) Microsoft
9 277 (17.92%) JavaScript
10 261 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
11 251 (16.24%) Project Management
12 249 (16.11%) CSS
13 216 (13.97%) Windows
14 206 (13.32%) MS Excel
15 198 (12.81%) ASP.NET
16 180 (11.64%) OO
17 178 (11.51%) Java
17 178 (11.51%) MVC
18 153 (9.90%) XML
19 145 (9.38%) ITIL
20 143 (9.25%) Marketing
21 142 (9.18%) Mathematics
22 138 (8.93%) Oracle
22 138 (8.93%) Scrum
23 136 (8.80%) Analytics
24 130 (8.41%) E-Commerce
25 128 (8.28%) Linux
26 125 (8.09%) jQuery
27 118 (7.63%) Relational Database

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 70 (4.53%) SAS
3 36 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 35 (2.26%) IIS
5 27 (1.75%) CMS
6 26 (1.68%) Apache
7 21 (1.36%) Lync
8 17 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.78%) WordPress
12 11 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
14 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
15 5 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
16 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 3 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
17 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 206 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.30%) MS Office
3 39 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.42%) MS Project
5 19 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.16%) Photoshop
7 17 (1.10%) SPSS
8 15 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.39%) FastStats
9 6 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.19%) Windchill
11 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
11 2 (0.13%) Revit
11 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.065%) Maya
12 1 (0.065%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (2.78%) Magento
2 26 (1.68%) Google Analytics
2 26 (1.68%) SAP FI
2 26 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 26 (1.68%) SAP CO
3 20 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.71%) SAP BPC
5 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.58%) SAP MM
7 8 (0.52%) SAP AFS
8 7 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.45%) Sage 1000
9 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 5 (0.32%) SAP QM
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.26%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.55%) Office 365
2 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.45%) GitHub
4 5 (0.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.065%) Route 53
6 1 (0.065%) IaaS
6 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.91%) Firewall
2 44 (2.85%) SAN
3 24 (1.55%) NAS
4 23 (1.49%) VPN
5 22 (1.42%) WAN
5 22 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.36%) LAN
6 21 (1.36%) DNS
7 18 (1.16%) Intranet
7 18 (1.16%) Internet
8 16 (1.03%) Network Security
9 15 (0.97%) DHCP
10 10 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 10 (0.65%) HTTP
10 10 (0.65%) Broadband
11 9 (0.58%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.52%) VLAN
12 8 (0.52%) MPLS
13 6 (0.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 88 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (4.79%) MySQL
6 71 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (4.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (2.20%) Data Mining
11 30 (1.94%) DB2
12 25 (1.62%) SAP BW
13 17 (1.10%) OLAP
13 17 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.97%) Big Data
16 14 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
17 13 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 42 (2.72%) NUnit
4 36 (2.33%) Moq
5 34 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 34 (2.20%) Eclipse
6 16 (1.03%) JUnit
7 15 (0.97%) Selenium
8 14 (0.91%) Subversion
9 9 (0.58%) SpecFlow
9 9 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.52%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.45%) JIRA
11 7 (0.45%) Maven
11 7 (0.45%) Mockito
11 7 (0.45%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (0.32%) Ant
13 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 371 (24.00%) Finance
2 143 (9.25%) Marketing
3 110 (7.12%) Retail
4 53 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 47 (3.04%) Banking
6 40 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.75%) Games
8 25 (1.62%) Legal
9 22 (1.42%) Advertising
10 19 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.78%) Law
11 12 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.65%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.65%) German Language
14 8 (0.52%) Electronics
15 7 (0.45%) Local Government
16 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.32%) Back Office
17 5 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 514 (33.25%) Developer
2 244 (15.78%) Analyst
3 131 (8.47%) .NET Developer
4 117 (7.57%) Graduate
5 110 (7.12%) C# Developer
6 100 (6.47%) Software Developer
7 98 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 89 (5.76%) Junior
9 77 (4.98%) Consultant
9 77 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 71 (4.59%) Project Manager
11 60 (3.88%) Business Analyst
12 56 (3.62%) Graduate Developer
13 53 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (3.36%) Java Developer
14 52 (3.36%) Junior Developer
14 52 (3.36%) Architect
14 52 (3.36%) Web Developer
15 46 (2.98%) PHP Developer
16 45 (2.91%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (24.39%) .NET
2 333 (21.54%) HTML
3 249 (16.11%) CSS
4 198 (12.81%) ASP.NET
5 153 (9.90%) XML
6 125 (8.09%) jQuery
7 114 (7.37%) Web Services
8 106 (6.86%) HTML5
9 102 (6.60%) .NET Framework
10 93 (6.02%) LINQ
11 89 (5.76%) WCF
12 70 (4.53%) WPF
13 64 (4.14%) XSLT
14 56 (3.62%) SOAP
14 56 (3.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 52 (3.36%) RESTful
16 47 (3.04%) ADO.NET
17 44 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (2.72%) WinForms
19 41 (2.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 374 (24.19%) Computer Science
2 261 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (9.18%) Mathematics
4 86 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 65 (4.20%) User Experience
6 59 (3.82%) Statistics
7 58 (3.75%) Physics
8 47 (3.04%) Social Media
9 46 (2.98%) Mobile App
10 40 (2.59%) Open Source
11 34 (2.20%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.88%) Economics
12 29 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.68%) N-Tier
14 21 (1.36%) Blackberry
15 18 (1.16%) PMI
15 18 (1.16%) iPhone
16 17 (1.10%) Replication
17 16 (1.03%) Firmware
17 16 (1.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 216 (13.97%) Windows
2 128 (8.28%) Linux
3 93 (6.02%) UNIX
4 51 (3.30%) Android
5 44 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 37 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.13%) Debian
13 2 (0.13%) Solaris
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.065%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (16.24%) Project Management
3 180 (11.64%) OO
4 178 (11.51%) MVC
5 145 (9.38%) ITIL
6 138 (8.93%) Scrum
7 136 (8.80%) Analytics
8 130 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 117 (7.57%) Software Engineering
10 115 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
11 107 (6.92%) Unit Testing
11 107 (6.92%) Mentoring
12 104 (6.73%) OOP
12 104 (6.73%) TDD
13 94 (6.08%) PRINCE2
14 85 (5.50%) Data Analysis
15 82 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
16 78 (5.05%) Web Development
17 75 (4.85%) OOD
18 70 (4.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 443 (28.65%) SQL
2 333 (21.54%) C#
3 277 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 178 (11.51%) Java
5 103 (6.66%) VB.NET
6 94 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 93 (6.02%) PHP
8 49 (3.17%) VB
9 46 (2.98%) C
10 41 (2.65%) C++
11 36 (2.33%) Python
12 33 (2.13%) VBA
12 33 (2.13%) Ruby
13 29 (1.88%) Perl
14 26 (1.68%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.23%) Objective-C
16 16 (1.03%) PHP5
17 15 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.84%) Delphi
19 11 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (2.46%) ISEB
3 34 (2.20%) MCSE
4 26 (1.68%) HND
5 24 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 22 (1.42%) CISSP
7 22 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.42%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.29%) MCITP
8 20 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 18 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.03%) CISM
11 15 (0.97%) ISSAP
11 15 (0.97%) ISSMP
11 15 (0.97%) MCP
11 15 (0.97%) MCSA
12 14 (0.91%) CCNA
13 12 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.11%) QA
2 58 (3.75%) SLA
3 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.58%) COBIT
4 9 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) GMP
7 2 (0.13%) GLP
8 1 (0.065%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.39%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.23%) XenApp
5 14 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.78%) vSphere
7 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.58%) vCloud
9 7 (0.45%) VMFS
9 7 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.39%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.13%) Squid
13 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.065%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (0.78%) SCCM
2 10 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
3 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.45%) SCOM
4 7 (0.45%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.32%) WSUS
5 5 (0.32%) Puppet
6 4 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.13%) Cacti
9 1 (0.065%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.065%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.065%) Opsview
Vendors
1 328 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 138 (8.93%) Oracle
3 83 (5.37%) SAP
4 61 (3.95%) VMware
5 54 (3.49%) Cisco
6 48 (3.10%) Citrix
7 36 (2.33%) Google
8 26 (1.68%) HP
9 24 (1.55%) EMC
10 20 (1.29%) Business Objects
10 20 (1.29%) NetApp
11 15 (0.97%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.91%) Teradata
13 12 (0.78%) Avaya
13 12 (0.78%) Informatica
13 12 (0.78%) Facebook
14 11 (0.71%) Apple
14 11 (0.71%) Coremetrics
14 11 (0.71%) Zend
15 10 (0.65%) TIBCO
Manchester, Lancashire
Harnham
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: Good salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: good engineering salary available
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago