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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 15 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 819 815 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.40% 11.78% 11.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.50% 47.36% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 653 644 712
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,900
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
1800 1721 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.24% 24.87% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1410 1360 1449
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
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 27 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 27 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 +3 573 £37,500 +7.14% 88
Cheshire -4 135 £40,000 +17.64% 37
Merseyside -7 42 £35,500 -11.25% 12
Lancashire -1 39 £27,500 -15.38% 12
Cumbria -7 6 £39,000 +69.56% 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 458 (29.25%) SQL
2 450 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (21.71%) C#
4 330 (21.07%) .NET
5 320 (20.43%) Finance
5 320 (20.43%) Computer Science
6 300 (19.16%) HTML
7 297 (18.97%) Microsoft
8 285 (18.20%) JavaScript
9 278 (17.75%) Java
10 276 (17.62%) SQL Server
11 275 (17.56%) Project Management
12 251 (16.03%) Windows
13 247 (15.77%) CSS
14 244 (15.58%) Software Engineering
15 237 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
16 207 (13.22%) ASP.NET
17 198 (12.64%) MS Excel
18 194 (12.39%) MVC
19 179 (11.43%) Scrum
20 159 (10.15%) OO
21 150 (9.58%) Linux
21 150 (9.58%) jQuery
22 140 (8.94%) Oracle
23 139 (8.88%) ITIL
24 129 (8.24%) HTML5
25 127 (8.11%) C++
26 125 (7.98%) PRINCE2
27 121 (7.73%) Web Services
28 117 (7.47%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 45 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.55%) WordPress
3 39 (2.49%) Apache
4 30 (1.92%) SAS
5 25 (1.60%) IIS
6 24 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 21 (1.34%) CMS
8 16 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.38%) Confluence
13 6 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.38%) JBoss
13 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.32%) Node.js
15 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 198 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 112 (7.15%) MS Office
3 47 (3.00%) MS Project
4 40 (2.55%) Photoshop
5 34 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.96%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.89%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.51%) SPSS
10 5 (0.32%) InDesign
10 5 (0.32%) Revit
11 4 (0.26%) FastStats
11 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.19%) ArchiCAD
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.064%) Vectorworks
14 1 (0.064%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 21 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.45%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.32%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.26%) Sage 50
9 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.19%) Maximo
9 3 (0.19%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 3 (0.19%) SAP QM
9 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.77%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.45%) GitHub
4 6 (0.38%) Office 365
4 6 (0.38%) Yammer
5 3 (0.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.064%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.064%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.90%) Network Security
2 53 (3.38%) Firewall
3 40 (2.55%) Intranet
4 36 (2.30%) LAN
5 35 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.04%) WAN
7 31 (1.98%) Internet
8 30 (1.92%) Wireless
9 23 (1.47%) DNS
10 22 (1.40%) SAN
11 20 (1.28%) DHCP
12 15 (0.96%) VPN
13 13 (0.83%) VoIP
14 11 (0.70%) FTP
14 11 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.57%) UMTS
15 9 (0.57%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.57%) GPRS
16 8 (0.51%) HTTP
17 7 (0.45%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.94%) Relational Database
3 82 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (4.85%) MySQL
5 51 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.53%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (1.02%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.57%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.57%) DB2
17 8 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 69 (4.41%) JIRA
2 61 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 48 (3.07%) Selenium
5 43 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 41 (2.62%) NUnit
7 31 (1.98%) Subversion
7 31 (1.98%) Maven
8 23 (1.47%) MSTest
9 22 (1.40%) JUnit
9 22 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.28%) Jenkins
11 16 (1.02%) Hudson
12 15 (0.96%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.96%) WatiN
12 15 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (0.89%) Moq
14 12 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 320 (20.43%) Finance
2 112 (7.15%) Marketing
3 108 (6.90%) Retail
4 89 (5.68%) Telecoms
5 73 (4.66%) Banking
6 59 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 51 (3.26%) Games
8 41 (2.62%) Legal
9 34 (2.17%) Billing
10 27 (1.72%) Law
11 25 (1.60%) Electronics
12 24 (1.53%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.89%) Advertising
13 14 (0.89%) German Language
14 10 (0.64%) French Language
15 9 (0.57%) Back Office
16 8 (0.51%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.45%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 463 (29.57%) Developer
2 177 (11.30%) Analyst
3 113 (7.22%) Software Engineer
4 111 (7.09%) Project Manager
5 109 (6.96%) Software Developer
6 94 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.94%) Graduate
8 92 (5.87%) Consultant
9 87 (5.56%) .NET Developer
10 86 (5.49%) C# Developer
11 72 (4.60%) Junior
12 66 (4.21%) Web Developer
13 64 (4.09%) Java Developer
14 52 (3.32%) Team Leader
15 46 (2.94%) Support Engineer
16 45 (2.87%) Junior Developer
17 44 (2.81%) PHP Developer
17 44 (2.81%) Business Analyst
18 43 (2.75%) Tester
19 38 (2.43%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (21.07%) .NET
2 300 (19.16%) HTML
3 247 (15.77%) CSS
4 207 (13.22%) ASP.NET
5 150 (9.58%) jQuery
6 129 (8.24%) HTML5
7 121 (7.73%) Web Services
8 117 (7.47%) XML
9 79 (5.04%) .NET Framework
10 74 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (4.21%) SOAP
12 65 (4.15%) Ajax
13 57 (3.64%) CSS3
14 54 (3.45%) WCF
14 54 (3.45%) J2EE
15 52 (3.32%) Spring
16 50 (3.19%) JMS
17 47 (3.00%) JSON
18 46 (2.94%) Hibernate
19 41 (2.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 320 (20.43%) Computer Science
2 237 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (7.22%) Management Information System
4 74 (4.73%) Mathematics
5 67 (4.28%) User Experience
6 52 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.11%) Open Source
9 31 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.85%) Social Media
11 24 (1.53%) Statistics
12 21 (1.34%) Physics
13 17 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.02%) Replication
14 16 (1.02%) Life Science
15 14 (0.89%) Blog
15 14 (0.89%) NHS
16 11 (0.70%) Thin Client
16 11 (0.70%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.03%) Windows
2 150 (9.58%) Linux
3 80 (5.11%) UNIX
4 48 (3.07%) Android
5 46 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 21 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.77%) Solaris
11 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.51%) Windows CE
13 7 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
17 2 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (17.56%) Project Management
3 244 (15.58%) Software Engineering
4 194 (12.39%) MVC
5 179 (11.43%) Scrum
6 159 (10.15%) OO
7 139 (8.88%) ITIL
8 125 (7.98%) PRINCE2
9 116 (7.41%) TDD
10 99 (6.32%) Change Management
11 95 (6.07%) Unit Testing
12 91 (5.81%) Web Development
12 91 (5.81%) Mentoring
13 89 (5.68%) E-Commerce
14 85 (5.43%) Service Delivery
15 81 (5.17%) CRM
16 80 (5.11%) Coaching
17 69 (4.41%) Time Management
18 68 (4.34%) OOP
19 63 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 458 (29.25%) SQL
2 340 (21.71%) C#
3 285 (18.20%) JavaScript
4 278 (17.75%) Java
5 127 (8.11%) C++
6 115 (7.34%) PHP
7 84 (5.36%) C
8 65 (4.15%) T-SQL
9 54 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.85%) VB
11 23 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 23 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.28%) Python
13 18 (1.15%) VBA
13 18 (1.15%) PHP5
14 11 (0.70%) Embedded C
14 11 (0.70%) Embedded C++
14 11 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.64%) Ruby
15 10 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (3.32%) ISEB
1 52 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (2.81%) ISTQB
3 37 (2.36%) HND
4 27 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (1.53%) MCSE
7 24 (1.53%) CCNA
8 22 (1.40%) PMI Certification
9 19 (1.21%) PMP
9 19 (1.21%) HNC
10 18 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.96%) MCSA
11 15 (0.96%) MCP
11 15 (0.96%) Security Cleared
12 13 (0.83%) CISSP
13 12 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.57%) MCITP
15 8 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.00%) QA
2 58 (3.70%) SLA
3 19 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.26%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.064%) GMP
8 1 (0.064%) GLP
8 1 (0.064%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.064%) HL7
System Software
1 60 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.70%) XenApp
5 10 (0.64%) Firmware
6 8 (0.51%) vSphere
7 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.19%) vCloud
9 3 (0.19%) Snort
10 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.51%) Backup Exec
3 7 (0.45%) WSUS
3 7 (0.45%) SCCM
4 4 (0.26%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.19%) Nessus
5 3 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.13%) Nmap
6 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.13%) Plesk
6 2 (0.13%) Puppet
6 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.064%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.064%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.064%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.064%) SCOM
7 1 (0.064%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 297 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 140 (8.94%) Oracle
3 76 (4.85%) VMware
4 54 (3.45%) SAP
5 45 (2.87%) Cisco
6 38 (2.43%) Citrix
7 30 (1.92%) Twitter
8 19 (1.21%) Google
9 17 (1.09%) Adobe
10 16 (1.02%) HP
10 16 (1.02%) Juniper
10 16 (1.02%) IBM
10 16 (1.02%) NetApp
11 15 (0.96%) EMC
11 15 (0.96%) Telerik
11 15 (0.96%) Facebook
12 14 (0.89%) BT
13 13 (0.83%) Sitecore
13 13 (0.83%) Dell
14 12 (0.77%) DevExpress
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Merseyside
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car+Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 35,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cumbria
Witherslack Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + on-call payments + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £7200 car allowance + 15% bonus +
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k-£60k+benefits+ career progression opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday