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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 16 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 746 721 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.20% 10.62% 12.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.89% 45.23% 52.66%
Number of salaries quoted 603 599 898
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
1781 1594 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 23.47% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1496 1332 1709
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +1 474 £35,000 -6.66% 77
Cheshire +3 195 £40,000 +14.28% 35
Merseyside +10 35 £40,000 +7.74% 9
Lancashire -10 23 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Cumbria -1 7 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 449 (29.02%) SQL
2 386 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (21.98%) Finance
4 323 (20.88%) HTML
5 321 (20.75%) .NET
5 321 (20.75%) Computer Science
6 307 (19.84%) SQL Server
7 299 (19.33%) Microsoft
8 293 (18.94%) C#
9 274 (17.71%) JavaScript
10 264 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
11 263 (17.00%) CSS
12 254 (16.42%) Project Management
13 227 (14.67%) Windows
14 222 (14.35%) Java
15 200 (12.93%) MS Excel
16 183 (11.83%) ASP.NET
17 167 (10.80%) OO
17 167 (10.80%) Software Engineering
18 163 (10.54%) MVC
19 154 (9.95%) Scrum
20 150 (9.70%) E-Commerce
21 149 (9.63%) ITIL
22 135 (8.73%) Linux
23 132 (8.53%) Web Services
23 132 (8.53%) Analytics
24 131 (8.47%) HTML5
24 131 (8.47%) Oracle
25 128 (8.27%) Marketing
26 123 (7.95%) jQuery

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 58 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.56%) SAS
3 41 (2.65%) WordPress
4 37 (2.39%) Apache
5 30 (1.94%) CMS
6 29 (1.87%) IIS
7 26 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.90%) Lync
9 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.45%) JBoss
12 5 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (0.32%) Node.js
13 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 200 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 99 (6.40%) MS Office
3 48 (3.10%) MS Project
4 39 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.49%) Photoshop
6 21 (1.36%) SPSS
7 18 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (1.03%) MS Visio
9 14 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.65%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.52%) FastStats
12 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.19%) InDesign
14 3 (0.19%) Windchill
15 2 (0.13%) Revit
15 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
16 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.065%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 29 (1.87%) Google Analytics
2 28 (1.81%) Magento
3 22 (1.42%) SAP CO
4 21 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 21 (1.36%) SAP FI
5 16 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.90%) SAP BPC
7 10 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.45%) SAP QM
10 6 (0.39%) SAP MM
11 5 (0.32%) SAP SD
12 4 (0.26%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
13 3 (0.19%) SAP InfiniteInsight
13 3 (0.19%) Sage 1000
13 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
13 3 (0.19%) Visualfiles
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.16%) Office 365
3 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.65%) GitHub
6 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.065%) SaaS
7 1 (0.065%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.39%) Firewall
2 30 (1.94%) Intranet
3 28 (1.81%) SAN
4 25 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.49%) Internet
6 22 (1.42%) WAN
7 21 (1.36%) LAN
8 19 (1.23%) Network Security
9 18 (1.16%) DNS
10 16 (1.03%) NAS
11 15 (0.97%) VPN
12 12 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.71%) DHCP
14 9 (0.58%) Ethernet
14 9 (0.58%) FTP
14 9 (0.58%) HTTP
15 7 (0.45%) Broadband
15 7 (0.45%) GPRS
15 7 (0.45%) VoIP
15 7 (0.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 92 (5.95%) MySQL
4 76 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 72 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (2.20%) Data Mining
11 25 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.23%) SAP BW
12 19 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (1.03%) DB2
15 14 (0.90%) Big Data
16 13 (0.84%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 64 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (3.10%) JIRA
3 45 (2.91%) Selenium
3 45 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 42 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.13%) NUnit
6 27 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 20 (1.29%) Subversion
8 19 (1.23%) Moq
8 19 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.10%) JUnit
10 12 (0.78%) WatiN
11 11 (0.71%) FitNesse
11 11 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.65%) Maven
12 10 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.52%) MSTest
14 6 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 340 (21.98%) Finance
2 128 (8.27%) Marketing
3 97 (6.27%) Retail
4 68 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.71%) Games
7 38 (2.46%) Banking
8 31 (2.00%) Legal
9 24 (1.55%) Law
10 21 (1.36%) Advertising
11 19 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.10%) German Language
13 14 (0.90%) Billing
14 10 (0.65%) Electronics
15 7 (0.45%) Local Government
16 6 (0.39%) Back Office
16 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (31.03%) Developer
2 213 (13.77%) Analyst
3 100 (6.46%) Consultant
4 99 (6.40%) .NET Developer
5 95 (6.14%) Graduate
6 89 (5.75%) C# Developer
7 86 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 85 (5.49%) Junior
9 82 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 76 (4.91%) Software Developer
11 65 (4.20%) Software Engineer
12 64 (4.14%) Web Developer
13 58 (3.75%) PHP Developer
14 57 (3.68%) Java Developer
15 53 (3.43%) Business Analyst
16 49 (3.17%) Junior Developer
16 49 (3.17%) Graduate Developer
17 48 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
18 41 (2.65%) Tester
19 37 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (20.88%) HTML
2 321 (20.75%) .NET
3 263 (17.00%) CSS
4 183 (11.83%) ASP.NET
5 132 (8.53%) Web Services
6 131 (8.47%) HTML5
7 123 (7.95%) jQuery
8 118 (7.63%) XML
9 85 (5.49%) .NET Framework
10 57 (3.68%) SOAP
11 55 (3.56%) CSS3
12 54 (3.49%) WCF
13 52 (3.36%) Ajax
14 45 (2.91%) LINQ
15 41 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (2.59%) Java EE
17 39 (2.52%) J2EE
18 34 (2.20%) JSON
18 34 (2.20%) WinForms
18 34 (2.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 321 (20.75%) Computer Science
2 264 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (7.24%) Mathematics
4 83 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 71 (4.59%) User Experience
6 50 (3.23%) Statistics
7 42 (2.71%) Open Source
8 41 (2.65%) Mobile App
9 35 (2.26%) Physics
10 29 (1.87%) Social Media
10 29 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.49%) Economics
12 18 (1.16%) FMCG
13 17 (1.10%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.90%) Blog
15 13 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.84%) PMI
15 13 (0.84%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.78%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 227 (14.67%) Windows
2 135 (8.73%) Linux
3 98 (6.33%) UNIX
4 47 (3.04%) Android
5 43 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
12 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (16.42%) Project Management
3 167 (10.80%) OO
3 167 (10.80%) Software Engineering
4 163 (10.54%) MVC
5 154 (9.95%) Scrum
6 150 (9.70%) E-Commerce
7 149 (9.63%) ITIL
8 132 (8.53%) Analytics
9 114 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
10 104 (6.72%) OOP
11 92 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 89 (5.75%) PRINCE2
13 85 (5.49%) Change Management
14 76 (4.91%) Service Delivery
15 74 (4.78%) Web Development
15 74 (4.78%) Coaching
16 69 (4.46%) Unit Testing
17 67 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 66 (4.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 449 (29.02%) SQL
2 293 (18.94%) C#
3 274 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 222 (14.35%) Java
5 122 (7.89%) PHP
6 77 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 74 (4.78%) VB.NET
8 69 (4.46%) C++
9 64 (4.14%) C
10 41 (2.65%) VB
11 27 (1.75%) VBA
12 25 (1.62%) PHP5
13 24 (1.55%) Python
14 19 (1.23%) Perl
14 19 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.23%) Ruby
15 17 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.97%) Objective-C
16 15 (0.97%) VB6
17 12 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 50 (3.23%) ISEB
1 50 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (2.71%) ISTQB
3 36 (2.33%) HND
4 35 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (1.81%) MCSE
6 27 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 25 (1.62%) Security Cleared
8 23 (1.49%) CISSP
9 21 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.16%) CISM
10 18 (1.16%) ISSAP
10 18 (1.16%) ISSMP
11 17 (1.10%) MCITP
12 15 (0.97%) HNC
12 15 (0.97%) CCNA
13 14 (0.90%) PMP
14 13 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (6.85%) QA
2 53 (3.43%) SLA
3 14 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.65%) COBIT
6 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 42 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.84%) XenApp
5 10 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.58%) Firmware
7 5 (0.32%) vSphere
7 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.26%) vCloud
9 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.13%) VMFS
10 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (0.65%) SCCM
2 4 (0.26%) SCOM
2 4 (0.26%) WSUS
3 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.19%) Puppet
3 3 (0.19%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.19%) Nagios
3 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.13%) Cacti
4 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
4 2 (0.13%) Plesk
4 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.065%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.065%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.065%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.065%) Opsview
Vendors
1 299 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 131 (8.47%) Oracle
3 86 (5.56%) SAP
4 55 (3.56%) VMware
5 46 (2.97%) Cisco
6 42 (2.71%) Citrix
7 33 (2.13%) Google
8 23 (1.49%) Twitter
9 18 (1.16%) Teradata
10 17 (1.10%) Zend
10 17 (1.10%) Informatica
11 16 (1.03%) HP
11 16 (1.03%) Business Objects
12 14 (0.90%) EMC
13 13 (0.84%) Adobe
13 13 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.78%) Hyperion
14 12 (0.78%) Embarcadero
14 12 (0.78%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.78%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
BAE Systems
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £30,755.01 to £35,805.14 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits, Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago