The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 17 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 787 867 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.85% 11.55% 13.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.70% 47.17% 56.69%
Number of salaries quoted 623 748 793
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1722 1838 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.73% 24.48% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1347 1509 1472
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Degree
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 453 £32,500 - 72
Cheshire +6 170 £34,000 +9.67% 38
Merseyside 0 98 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Lancashire +13 42 £32,000 +6.66% 7
Cumbria +3 7 £27,314 -15.95% 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 554 (37.18%) SQL
2 387 (25.97%) .NET
3 383 (25.70%) Computer Science
4 344 (23.09%) C#
5 336 (22.55%) SQL Server
6 315 (21.14%) HTML
7 303 (20.34%) Finance
8 289 (19.40%) Microsoft
9 272 (18.26%) JavaScript
10 245 (16.44%) Project Management
11 240 (16.11%) Java
12 212 (14.23%) ASP.NET
13 205 (13.76%) CSS
14 192 (12.89%) Windows
15 186 (12.48%) OO
16 183 (12.28%) MVC
17 177 (11.88%) XML
18 167 (11.21%) MS Excel
18 167 (11.21%) jQuery
19 163 (10.94%) Software Engineering
20 159 (10.67%) Web Services
21 154 (10.34%) Linux
22 152 (10.20%) Oracle
23 144 (9.66%) Marketing
24 140 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
25 124 (8.32%) PHP
26 121 (8.12%) ITIL
27 114 (7.65%) T-SQL
28 113 (7.58%) QA
29 112 (7.52%) Retail

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 67 (4.50%) SAS
2 42 (2.82%) IIS
3 29 (1.95%) WebLogic
3 29 (1.95%) Tomcat
3 29 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.81%) CMS
5 26 (1.74%) Apache
6 18 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (0.67%) Lync
10 7 (0.47%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
10 7 (0.47%) WebLogic Integration
11 6 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle 10gAS
12 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.34%) WordPress
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 167 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.70%) MS Office
3 25 (1.68%) MS Project
4 18 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.067%) Revit
9 1 (0.067%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 36 (2.42%) Magento
2 18 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (1.14%) SAP CRM
4 15 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (0.74%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.74%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.67%) Visualfiles
7 8 (0.54%) Sage 1000
7 8 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.34%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.27%) Agresso
10 4 (0.27%) SAP PM
10 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.13%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.54%) SaaS
2 6 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.13%) Office 365
3 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.067%) Route 53
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.28%) Firewall
2 31 (2.08%) SAN
3 23 (1.54%) DNS
4 21 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.41%) Internet
4 21 (1.41%) LAN
5 19 (1.28%) WAN
6 17 (1.14%) DHCP
7 14 (0.94%) VPN
8 11 (0.74%) VoIP
8 11 (0.74%) NAS
9 10 (0.67%) HTTP
10 9 (0.60%) SMS
10 9 (0.60%) Intranet
11 8 (0.54%) LDAP
12 7 (0.47%) Broadband
12 7 (0.47%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.47%) VLAN
13 6 (0.40%) IPsec
13 6 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 99 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 88 (5.91%) MySQL
5 83 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 78 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 58 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 58 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 29 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 21 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.14%) DB2
15 15 (1.01%) SAP BW
15 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 59 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 58 (3.89%) Eclipse
3 48 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (2.95%) JUnit
5 28 (1.88%) Git (software)
6 25 (1.68%) Subversion
7 22 (1.48%) Maven
8 19 (1.28%) Selenium
9 18 (1.21%) Ant
10 17 (1.14%) Jenkins
11 16 (1.07%) NUnit
12 15 (1.01%) Xcode
12 15 (1.01%) Moq
13 14 (0.94%) Mockito
13 14 (0.94%) Gerrit
14 9 (0.60%) NetBeans
15 8 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.54%) JIRA
16 7 (0.47%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.47%) QUnit
General
1 303 (20.34%) Finance
2 144 (9.66%) Marketing
3 112 (7.52%) Retail
4 57 (3.83%) Legal
5 29 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.61%) Banking
8 20 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (0.94%) Back Office
10 13 (0.87%) Electronics
10 13 (0.87%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.67%) Law
11 10 (0.67%) Games
11 10 (0.67%) Military
12 9 (0.60%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) German Language
14 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 566 (37.99%) Developer
2 239 (16.04%) Analyst
3 150 (10.07%) .NET Developer
4 136 (9.13%) Consultant
5 125 (8.39%) Senior Developer
6 106 (7.11%) Software Developer
7 94 (6.31%) Graduate
8 91 (6.11%) Java Developer
9 81 (5.44%) C# Developer
10 77 (5.17%) Junior
11 71 (4.77%) Web Developer
12 67 (4.50%) Software Engineer
13 62 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
14 61 (4.09%) Project Manager
15 53 (3.56%) Business Analyst
16 50 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
17 49 (3.29%) Tester
18 46 (3.09%) Graduate Developer
19 38 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
20 37 (2.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (25.97%) .NET
2 315 (21.14%) HTML
3 212 (14.23%) ASP.NET
4 205 (13.76%) CSS
5 177 (11.88%) XML
6 167 (11.21%) jQuery
7 159 (10.67%) Web Services
8 91 (6.11%) .NET Framework
9 80 (5.37%) HTML5
10 79 (5.30%) Ajax
11 70 (4.70%) J2EE
12 63 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (4.09%) WCF
14 51 (3.42%) WPF
14 51 (3.42%) Spring
15 47 (3.15%) LINQ
16 44 (2.95%) JSP
17 43 (2.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 40 (2.68%) EJB
18 40 (2.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 383 (25.70%) Computer Science
2 91 (6.11%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.97%) Mathematics
4 64 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.42%) Social Media
6 38 (2.55%) Statistics
7 30 (2.01%) Open Source
8 29 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.54%) NHS
9 23 (1.54%) Replication
9 23 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.41%) Clustering
11 20 (1.34%) Economics
11 20 (1.34%) Physics
12 18 (1.21%) AS400
13 17 (1.14%) PMI
14 14 (0.94%) N-Tier
14 14 (0.94%) Informatics
15 12 (0.81%) Biometrics
15 12 (0.81%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.89%) Windows
2 154 (10.34%) Linux
3 105 (7.05%) UNIX
4 74 (4.97%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.76%) Android
6 45 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.01%) Windows Phone
9 15 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.27%) Solaris
13 4 (0.27%) CentOS
13 4 (0.27%) Debian
14 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.067%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (16.44%) Project Management
2 186 (12.48%) OO
3 183 (12.28%) MVC
4 163 (10.94%) Software Engineering
5 140 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
6 121 (8.12%) ITIL
7 109 (7.32%) Scrum
8 106 (7.11%) PRINCE2
9 105 (7.05%) E-Commerce
10 104 (6.98%) TDD
11 102 (6.85%) Analytics
12 100 (6.71%) Web Development
13 97 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (6.11%) Unit Testing
15 80 (5.37%) OOP
16 78 (5.23%) CRM
17 63 (4.23%) Data Analysis
18 60 (4.03%) Service Delivery
19 54 (3.62%) Digital Marketing
19 54 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 554 (37.18%) SQL
2 344 (23.09%) C#
3 272 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 240 (16.11%) Java
5 124 (8.32%) PHP
6 114 (7.65%) T-SQL
7 107 (7.18%) VB.NET
8 74 (4.97%) C++
9 71 (4.77%) VB
10 66 (4.43%) C
11 62 (4.16%) Python
12 51 (3.42%) Ruby
13 49 (3.29%) PL/SQL
14 38 (2.55%) Perl
15 35 (2.35%) Objective-C
16 27 (1.81%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.34%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.28%) XAML
19 17 (1.14%) PHP5
20 16 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (3.56%) ISEB
2 47 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (1.95%) HND
4 29 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.74%) MCSE
6 21 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.07%) MCP
10 13 (0.87%) CISSP
11 10 (0.67%) MCITP
12 9 (0.60%) CISA
12 9 (0.60%) CISM
13 7 (0.47%) MySQL Certification
14 5 (0.34%) MBA
14 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (7.58%) QA
2 50 (3.36%) SLA
3 37 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.68%) ISO 9001
5 15 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.47%) COBIT
7 6 (0.40%) MiFID
7 6 (0.40%) COSO
7 6 (0.40%) EMIR
7 6 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) WAI
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.067%) GAMP
9 1 (0.067%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.067%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.067%) HL7
System Software
1 32 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.81%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.47%) XenApp
5 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.40%) vSphere
7 4 (0.27%) NFS
7 4 (0.27%) Squid
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.20%) vCloud
9 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.067%) UAG
10 1 (0.067%) KVM
10 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.067%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (1.21%) SCCM
2 15 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 14 (0.94%) SCOM
4 8 (0.54%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.40%) TIBCO Hawk
6 5 (0.34%) Legato
7 4 (0.27%) WSUS
7 4 (0.27%) Puppet
7 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.13%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.067%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.067%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.067%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.067%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.067%) MOM
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 289 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.20%) Oracle
3 70 (4.70%) SAP
4 42 (2.82%) Zend
5 38 (2.55%) Cisco
6 37 (2.48%) VMware
7 28 (1.88%) Google
8 24 (1.61%) Business Objects
9 21 (1.41%) JBoss
10 17 (1.14%) IBM
10 17 (1.14%) Citrix
10 17 (1.14%) Avaya
10 17 (1.14%) NetApp
11 15 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.01%) Symantec
12 12 (0.81%) EMC
12 12 (0.81%) Hitachi
12 12 (0.81%) Juniper
12 12 (0.81%) HP
13 10 (0.67%) Cognizant
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Includes Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Inc Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 15,000 - 17,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Hyde, Cheshire
networx
Salary: Salary £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous commission and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday