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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 847 746 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.72% 10.55% 11.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.27% 46.45% 47.93%
Number of salaries quoted 678 594 733
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,550 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1590 1606 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.75% 22.71% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1236 1459
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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
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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 +5 528 £40,000 +17.64% 102
Cheshire +1 152 £41,250 +10.00% 46
Lancashire +17 80 £35,000 +23.89% 18
Merseyside -5 50 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Cumbria -4 15 £29,000 -17.14% 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 481 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (28.87%) SQL
3 342 (21.19%) .NET
4 339 (21.00%) C#
4 339 (21.00%) Finance
5 317 (19.64%) Computer Science
6 307 (19.02%) SQL Server
7 297 (18.40%) Java
8 292 (18.09%) HTML
9 289 (17.91%) Microsoft
10 282 (17.47%) JavaScript
11 265 (16.42%) Software Engineering
12 247 (15.30%) Project Management
13 243 (15.06%) CSS
14 239 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
15 237 (14.68%) Windows
16 215 (13.32%) ASP.NET
17 214 (13.26%) MVC
18 188 (11.65%) MS Excel
19 170 (10.53%) Scrum
20 162 (10.04%) XML
21 160 (9.91%) Oracle
22 156 (9.67%) SDLC
23 154 (9.54%) OO
24 152 (9.42%) jQuery
25 146 (9.05%) Web Services
26 141 (8.74%) Linux
27 136 (8.43%) TDD
28 135 (8.36%) C++
29 132 (8.18%) PRINCE2

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 53 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.54%) IIS
3 37 (2.29%) Apache
4 29 (1.80%) SAS
5 28 (1.73%) MS Exchange
5 28 (1.73%) CMS
6 25 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
6 25 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.43%) WordPress
8 17 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.43%) Lync
13 6 (0.37%) Node.js
13 6 (0.37%) JBoss
14 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 188 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 106 (6.57%) MS Office
3 37 (2.29%) Photoshop
4 36 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 22 (1.36%) MS Project
7 19 (1.18%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.50%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.31%) SPSS
10 5 (0.31%) InDesign
10 5 (0.31%) Revit
11 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.19%) ArchiCAD
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.19%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.12%) FastStats
13 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
3 19 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.56%) SAP SD
5 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.37%) Magento
8 5 (0.31%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.31%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.25%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.19%) Primavera
10 3 (0.19%) Tridion
10 3 (0.19%) Maximo
10 3 (0.19%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.12%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.87%) Office 365
2 12 (0.74%) GitHub
3 10 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.37%) Yammer
6 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.25%) SaaS
6 4 (0.25%) Trello
7 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.062%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.062%) Route 53
9 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.21%) Network Security
2 55 (3.41%) Firewall
3 50 (3.10%) LAN
4 46 (2.85%) WAN
5 43 (2.66%) Wireless
6 37 (2.29%) Internet
7 34 (2.11%) TCP/IP
8 32 (1.98%) DNS
9 30 (1.86%) Intranet
10 28 (1.73%) DHCP
11 24 (1.49%) VPN
12 21 (1.30%) SAN
13 15 (0.93%) HTTP
14 11 (0.68%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.62%) VoIP
15 10 (0.62%) Broadband
16 9 (0.56%) UMTS
16 9 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (0.50%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 82 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.71%) MySQL
4 71 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 44 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 42 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.12%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.81%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.50%) QlikView
17 7 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.41%) JIRA
3 53 (3.28%) NUnit
3 53 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (3.10%) Visual Studio
5 45 (2.79%) Selenium
6 42 (2.60%) Maven
7 41 (2.54%) Subversion
8 36 (2.23%) Jenkins
9 30 (1.86%) Hudson
10 27 (1.67%) SoapUI
11 25 (1.55%) MSTest
12 20 (1.24%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.99%) Moq
13 16 (0.99%) JUnit
14 15 (0.93%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.81%) Ant
16 12 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
17 11 (0.68%) WatiN
18 10 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 339 (21.00%) Finance
2 114 (7.06%) Marketing
3 109 (6.75%) Retail
4 90 (5.58%) Banking
5 87 (5.39%) Telecoms
6 76 (4.71%) Manufacturing
7 50 (3.10%) Games
8 39 (2.42%) Legal
9 36 (2.23%) Financial Institution
10 34 (2.11%) Law
11 33 (2.04%) Billing
12 30 (1.86%) Electronics
13 20 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.68%) Back Office
14 11 (0.68%) Advertising
15 9 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.56%) German Language
16 8 (0.50%) French Language
16 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 474 (29.37%) Developer
2 192 (11.90%) Analyst
3 133 (8.24%) Software Engineer
4 109 (6.75%) Software Developer
5 108 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 97 (6.01%) Graduate
6 97 (6.01%) Consultant
6 97 (6.01%) Senior Developer
6 97 (6.01%) .NET Developer
7 86 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 78 (4.83%) Junior
9 77 (4.77%) Java Developer
10 55 (3.41%) Business Analyst
11 52 (3.22%) Web Developer
12 47 (2.91%) Junior Developer
13 45 (2.79%) Team Leader
14 43 (2.66%) Architect
15 42 (2.60%) Tester
15 42 (2.60%) Designer
16 37 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (21.19%) .NET
2 292 (18.09%) HTML
3 243 (15.06%) CSS
4 215 (13.32%) ASP.NET
5 162 (10.04%) XML
6 152 (9.42%) jQuery
7 146 (9.05%) Web Services
8 113 (7.00%) HTML5
9 94 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 83 (5.14%) SOAP
10 83 (5.14%) .NET Framework
11 73 (4.52%) Spring
12 70 (4.34%) JMS
13 63 (3.90%) J2EE
14 61 (3.78%) WCF
15 60 (3.72%) Hibernate
16 59 (3.66%) WSDL
17 58 (3.59%) REST
17 58 (3.59%) JSON
18 54 (3.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 317 (19.64%) Computer Science
2 239 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 86 (5.33%) User Experience
5 80 (4.96%) Mathematics
6 59 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (3.47%) Data Centre
8 53 (3.28%) Mobile App
9 42 (2.60%) Algorithms
10 37 (2.29%) Client/Server
11 35 (2.17%) Social Media
12 33 (2.04%) Physics
13 27 (1.67%) Life Science
14 25 (1.55%) Statistics
15 18 (1.12%) Clustering
16 17 (1.05%) Replication
17 16 (0.99%) NHS
18 15 (0.93%) Visualisation
19 14 (0.87%) N-Tier
20 13 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 237 (14.68%) Windows
2 141 (8.74%) Linux
3 67 (4.15%) UNIX
4 51 (3.16%) Android
5 49 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 38 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.87%) Solaris
12 12 (0.74%) Windows CE
13 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.31%) CentOS
16 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
18 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (16.42%) Software Engineering
3 247 (15.30%) Project Management
4 214 (13.26%) MVC
5 170 (10.53%) Scrum
6 156 (9.67%) SDLC
7 154 (9.54%) OO
8 136 (8.43%) TDD
9 132 (8.18%) PRINCE2
10 126 (7.81%) ITIL
11 107 (6.63%) Unit Testing
12 97 (6.01%) CRM
13 93 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 79 (4.89%) Web Development
15 74 (4.58%) E-Commerce
16 73 (4.52%) Change Management
17 70 (4.34%) Coaching
18 67 (4.15%) OOP
18 67 (4.15%) Service Delivery
19 63 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 466 (28.87%) SQL
2 339 (21.00%) C#
3 297 (18.40%) Java
4 282 (17.47%) JavaScript
5 135 (8.36%) C++
6 99 (6.13%) PHP
7 85 (5.27%) C
8 66 (4.09%) T-SQL
9 50 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 45 (2.79%) VB.NET
11 26 (1.61%) Python
12 25 (1.55%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.49%) VBA
14 23 (1.43%) VB
15 14 (0.87%) Ruby
16 13 (0.81%) Embedded C
17 12 (0.74%) Embedded C++
18 11 (0.68%) PHP5
19 10 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
19 10 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 67 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (2.85%) ISEB
3 40 (2.48%) HND
3 40 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 35 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.73%) CCNA
6 27 (1.67%) CISSP
7 26 (1.61%) MCSE
8 22 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 22 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.12%) MCP
10 18 (1.12%) PMP
11 16 (0.99%) MCITP
12 15 (0.93%) HNC
13 14 (0.87%) MCSA
14 12 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.89%) QA
2 38 (2.35%) SLA
3 27 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.68%) COBIT
6 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.25%) TickIT
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 2 (0.12%) WAI
10 2 (0.12%) GAMP
11 1 (0.062%) GMP
11 1 (0.062%) GLP
11 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 68 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.68%) XenApp
3 11 (0.68%) vSphere
4 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.43%) Firmware
6 5 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.19%) Snort
8 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) vCloud
10 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.062%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.062%) Docker
10 1 (0.062%) HDFS
10 1 (0.062%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 15 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.56%) Backup Exec
2 9 (0.56%) Puppet
3 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.37%) Nessus
4 5 (0.31%) Nmap
5 4 (0.25%) SCCM
5 4 (0.25%) WSUS
6 3 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.062%) Nagios
8 1 (0.062%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.062%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.062%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.062%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 289 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 160 (9.91%) Oracle
3 71 (4.40%) VMware
4 48 (2.97%) Cisco
5 45 (2.79%) SAP
6 35 (2.17%) Citrix
7 29 (1.80%) Twitter
8 18 (1.12%) IBM
9 17 (1.05%) Adobe
9 17 (1.05%) Google
10 16 (0.99%) DevExpress
10 16 (0.99%) HP
10 16 (0.99%) NetApp
11 15 (0.93%) Juniper
12 14 (0.87%) Facebook
12 14 (0.87%) EMC
13 12 (0.74%) Splunk
13 12 (0.74%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.74%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.68%) Sage
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