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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 15 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 764 769 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.16% 11.52% 11.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.71% 46.08% 48.49%
Number of salaries quoted 609 609 713
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
2026 1669 1786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 29.59% 24.99% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1338 1419
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -1 526 £36,000 +2.85% 104
Cheshire -2 146 £40,000 +6.66% 33
Merseyside -8 37 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Lancashire -9 30 £27,500 -8.33% 13
Cumbria -5 5 £42,000 +82.60% 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 445 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (27.32%) SQL
3 353 (22.48%) C#
4 337 (21.46%) .NET
5 334 (21.27%) Computer Science
6 326 (20.76%) Finance
7 308 (19.62%) Microsoft
8 302 (19.24%) HTML
9 290 (18.47%) SQL Server
10 275 (17.52%) Project Management
11 272 (17.32%) Java
12 271 (17.26%) JavaScript
13 247 (15.73%) CSS
14 245 (15.61%) Windows
15 233 (14.84%) Software Engineering
16 231 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
17 205 (13.06%) ASP.NET
18 193 (12.29%) MS Excel
19 192 (12.23%) MVC
20 178 (11.34%) Scrum
21 165 (10.51%) OO
22 151 (9.62%) Linux
23 142 (9.04%) ITIL
24 138 (8.79%) jQuery
25 134 (8.54%) Oracle
26 125 (7.96%) HTML5
27 124 (7.90%) Web Services
28 121 (7.71%) C++
29 119 (7.58%) PHP
30 109 (6.94%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 51 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.55%) Apache
2 40 (2.55%) WordPress
3 33 (2.10%) SAS
4 23 (1.46%) IIS
5 22 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.15%) CMS
7 14 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.45%) JBoss
11 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.38%) Lync
12 5 (0.32%) Node.js
12 5 (0.32%) Confluence
13 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 193 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 104 (6.62%) MS Office
3 51 (3.25%) MS Project
4 35 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (2.10%) Photoshop
6 25 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.83%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.64%) SPSS
10 5 (0.32%) InDesign
10 5 (0.32%) Revit
10 5 (0.32%) FastStats
11 3 (0.19%) Windchill
11 3 (0.19%) ArchiCAD
11 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
12 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (0.76%) SAP CO
3 11 (0.70%) SAP FI
3 11 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.57%) SAP BPC
5 9 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.51%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.38%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.32%) SAP QM
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.32%) Magento
9 4 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.19%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.76%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.51%) Office 365
4 7 (0.45%) GitHub
5 6 (0.38%) Yammer
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) SaaS
8 1 (0.064%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.064%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.80%) Firewall
2 41 (2.61%) Network Security
3 38 (2.42%) Intranet
4 31 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.78%) Internet
6 19 (1.21%) SAN
7 18 (1.15%) LAN
8 17 (1.08%) WAN
8 17 (1.08%) Wireless
8 17 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (0.96%) DNS
10 11 (0.70%) FTP
11 10 (0.64%) DHCP
12 9 (0.57%) VoIP
12 9 (0.57%) GPRS
13 7 (0.45%) HTTP
13 7 (0.45%) VPN
14 6 (0.38%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.38%) UMTS
15 5 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.05%) Relational Database
3 86 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (5.22%) MySQL
5 60 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.76%) SAP BW
14 12 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.76%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 8 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 70 (4.46%) JIRA
2 63 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (3.38%) Selenium
4 45 (2.87%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.55%) Visual Studio
6 37 (2.36%) NUnit
7 29 (1.85%) Subversion
8 27 (1.72%) Maven
9 26 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 21 (1.34%) JUnit
11 20 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 20 (1.27%) MSTest
12 17 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.02%) Moq
14 15 (0.96%) WatiN
14 15 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (0.70%) Jenkins
15 11 (0.70%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 326 (20.76%) Finance
2 107 (6.82%) Marketing
3 99 (6.31%) Retail
4 78 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 69 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 62 (3.95%) Banking
7 48 (3.06%) Games
8 39 (2.48%) Legal
9 30 (1.91%) Law
9 30 (1.91%) Billing
10 22 (1.40%) Electronics
11 17 (1.08%) German Language
12 16 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.83%) Advertising
13 13 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.51%) French Language
15 7 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.45%) Back Office
16 6 (0.38%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 483 (30.76%) Developer
2 159 (10.13%) Analyst
3 112 (7.13%) Project Manager
4 109 (6.94%) Consultant
5 107 (6.82%) Software Engineer
6 106 (6.75%) Software Developer
7 94 (5.99%) Senior Developer
7 94 (5.99%) C# Developer
8 91 (5.80%) .NET Developer
9 87 (5.54%) Graduate
10 67 (4.27%) Web Developer
11 64 (4.08%) Java Developer
12 61 (3.89%) Junior
13 56 (3.57%) PHP Developer
14 50 (3.18%) Team Leader
15 47 (2.99%) Tester
16 45 (2.87%) Business Analyst
17 43 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
18 40 (2.55%) Junior Developer
18 40 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (21.46%) .NET
2 302 (19.24%) HTML
3 247 (15.73%) CSS
4 205 (13.06%) ASP.NET
5 138 (8.79%) jQuery
6 125 (7.96%) HTML5
7 124 (7.90%) Web Services
8 109 (6.94%) XML
9 83 (5.29%) .NET Framework
10 71 (4.52%) SOAP
11 60 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (3.76%) Ajax
13 54 (3.44%) WCF
13 54 (3.44%) CSS3
14 47 (2.99%) J2EE
15 46 (2.93%) JMS
16 45 (2.87%) JSON
16 45 (2.87%) Spring
17 39 (2.48%) LAMP
18 38 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 334 (21.27%) Computer Science
2 231 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (6.62%) Management Information System
4 84 (5.35%) Mathematics
5 64 (4.08%) User Experience
6 53 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.97%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.97%) Statistics
9 29 (1.85%) Social Media
10 27 (1.72%) Open Source
11 26 (1.66%) Physics
12 18 (1.15%) FMCG
12 18 (1.15%) Life Science
13 16 (1.02%) Blog
14 13 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.83%) Replication
15 12 (0.76%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.70%) NHS
16 11 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 245 (15.61%) Windows
2 151 (9.62%) Linux
3 93 (5.92%) UNIX
4 52 (3.31%) Android
5 50 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.76%) Solaris
11 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.38%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (17.52%) Project Management
3 233 (14.84%) Software Engineering
4 192 (12.23%) MVC
5 178 (11.34%) Scrum
6 165 (10.51%) OO
7 142 (9.04%) ITIL
8 109 (6.94%) PRINCE2
9 103 (6.56%) Change Management
10 98 (6.24%) Service Delivery
11 96 (6.11%) E-Commerce
12 94 (5.99%) TDD
13 91 (5.80%) Web Development
14 89 (5.67%) Unit Testing
15 87 (5.54%) Mentoring
16 81 (5.16%) CRM
17 79 (5.03%) Coaching
18 74 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (4.46%) OOP
20 65 (4.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 429 (27.32%) SQL
2 353 (22.48%) C#
3 272 (17.32%) Java
4 271 (17.26%) JavaScript
5 121 (7.71%) C++
6 119 (7.58%) PHP
7 81 (5.16%) C
8 66 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 54 (3.44%) VB.NET
10 28 (1.78%) VB
11 22 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.34%) Python
12 21 (1.34%) PHP5
13 18 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.15%) VBA
14 14 (0.89%) Objective-C
14 14 (0.89%) Perl
15 11 (0.70%) Ruby
16 10 (0.64%) RPG
16 10 (0.64%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 53 (3.38%) ISEB
2 46 (2.93%) ISTQB
3 41 (2.61%) VCP4
4 39 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.42%) HND
6 31 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (1.53%) PMI Certification
9 21 (1.34%) PMP
10 19 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (1.15%) Security Cleared
11 18 (1.15%) HNC
12 14 (0.89%) CISSP
13 13 (0.83%) MCSE
13 13 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.70%) MCP
14 11 (0.70%) MCSA
14 11 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.57%) CISM
16 8 (0.51%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.31%) QA
2 65 (4.14%) SLA
3 17 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.32%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
8 1 (0.064%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.064%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.064%) GMP
8 1 (0.064%) GLP
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 46 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.76%) Firmware
4 9 (0.57%) XenApp
5 8 (0.51%) vSphere
6 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) vCloud
9 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.19%) Snort
10 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.064%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (0.51%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.38%) WSUS
2 6 (0.38%) SCCM
3 4 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.13%) Nessus
4 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.13%) Nagios
4 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.13%) Plesk
4 2 (0.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.064%) Opsview
5 1 (0.064%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.064%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.064%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.064%) SCOM
Vendors
1 308 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 134 (8.54%) Oracle
3 74 (4.71%) SAP
4 59 (3.76%) VMware
5 38 (2.42%) Cisco
6 34 (2.17%) Twitter
7 32 (2.04%) Citrix
8 21 (1.34%) Teradata
9 18 (1.15%) Google
9 18 (1.15%) Adobe
10 17 (1.08%) Informatica
11 16 (1.02%) Juniper
11 16 (1.02%) Facebook
12 15 (0.96%) EMC
12 15 (0.96%) NetApp
12 15 (0.96%) Telerik
12 15 (0.96%) Zend
13 14 (0.89%) BT
13 14 (0.89%) HP
14 12 (0.76%) Sitecore
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
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Salary: £25,000 - £30,000+ PA depending on experience
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Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 PA depending on experience
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Salary: PA
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: UKP 60000 per year
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Salary: £35,000 -£60,000 + Package and Benefits (Depending on Experience)
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
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North West
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
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