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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 14 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 817 747 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.81% 10.71% 11.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.61% 47.61% 48.42%
Number of salaries quoted 629 576 727
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,168 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1524 1569 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.89% 22.50% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1207 1456
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +1 460 £37,500 +2.73% 96
Cheshire 0 186 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Lancashire +14 85 £38,000 +8.57% 13
Merseyside +9 61 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Cumbria -4 10 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 484 (29.03%) SQL
2 476 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (22.86%) Finance
4 336 (20.16%) .NET
5 329 (19.74%) Computer Science
6 328 (19.68%) C#
7 325 (19.50%) Java
8 317 (19.02%) Microsoft
9 302 (18.12%) HTML
10 297 (17.82%) SQL Server
11 291 (17.46%) JavaScript
12 270 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
13 261 (15.66%) Software Engineering
14 256 (15.36%) Project Management
15 252 (15.12%) CSS
15 252 (15.12%) Windows
16 206 (12.36%) MS Excel
17 200 (12.00%) MVC
18 195 (11.70%) ASP.NET
19 192 (11.52%) XML
19 192 (11.52%) Oracle
20 173 (10.38%) SDLC
21 171 (10.26%) Scrum
22 158 (9.48%) Web Services
23 157 (9.42%) Linux
24 153 (9.18%) TDD
25 151 (9.06%) ITIL
25 151 (9.06%) OO
26 147 (8.82%) PRINCE2
27 145 (8.70%) jQuery

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 52 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.94%) IIS
3 38 (2.28%) Apache
4 36 (2.16%) SAS
5 35 (2.10%) Oracle Service Bus
5 35 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 34 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 29 (1.74%) MS Exchange
7 29 (1.74%) CMS
8 23 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.02%) JBoss
10 16 (0.96%) WordPress
11 15 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.54%) Node.js
13 9 (0.54%) Lync
14 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.48%) Drupal
15 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 206 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 129 (7.74%) MS Office
3 43 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 22 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.26%) MS Project
7 16 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.30%) SPSS
11 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.18%) ArchiCAD
12 3 (0.18%) Revit
12 3 (0.18%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.12%) FastStats
13 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 41 (2.46%) Oracle BPM
2 31 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.72%) Magento
5 10 (0.60%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.30%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.30%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.24%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.18%) Primavera
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.18%) Tridion
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.18%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.78%) Office 365
1 13 (0.78%) GitHub
2 9 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.30%) Trello
6 4 (0.24%) Yammer
6 4 (0.24%) SaaS
6 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.060%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.060%) IaaS
9 1 (0.060%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.78%) Firewall
2 60 (3.60%) Network Security
3 57 (3.42%) LAN
4 53 (3.18%) WAN
5 49 (2.94%) Wireless
6 40 (2.40%) Internet
6 40 (2.40%) DNS
7 36 (2.16%) DHCP
8 33 (1.98%) TCP/IP
9 27 (1.62%) SAN
10 26 (1.56%) Intranet
11 25 (1.50%) VPN
12 18 (1.08%) HTTP
13 11 (0.66%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.66%) VoIP
13 11 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.60%) SSL
15 9 (0.54%) UMTS
15 9 (0.54%) Broadband
15 9 (0.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 75 (4.50%) MySQL
5 74 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (3.54%) Oracle Database
7 55 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.74%) Data Mining
11 25 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.78%) Big Data
14 12 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.60%) QlikView
15 10 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (3.54%) Selenium
2 58 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 54 (3.24%) Maven
5 50 (3.00%) JIRA
5 50 (3.00%) NUnit
6 49 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 49 (2.94%) Jenkins
7 39 (2.34%) SoapUI
8 38 (2.28%) Subversion
9 34 (2.04%) Hudson
10 22 (1.32%) Ant
11 19 (1.14%) MSTest
12 18 (1.08%) JUnit
13 16 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.96%) Moq
14 15 (0.90%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (0.66%) WatiN
17 10 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 381 (22.86%) Finance
2 133 (7.98%) Marketing
3 127 (7.62%) Retail
4 100 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 94 (5.64%) Banking
6 82 (4.92%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.36%) Games
8 49 (2.94%) Legal
9 45 (2.70%) Law
10 42 (2.52%) Financial Institution
11 31 (1.86%) Billing
12 30 (1.80%) Electronics
13 28 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.72%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.60%) Back Office
16 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.30%) Advertising
18 4 (0.24%) Automotive
18 4 (0.24%) Local Government
18 4 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 482 (28.91%) Developer
2 240 (14.40%) Analyst
3 122 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 114 (6.84%) Software Developer
5 106 (6.36%) Graduate
5 106 (6.36%) Project Manager
6 95 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 94 (5.64%) .NET Developer
8 90 (5.40%) Senior Developer
9 86 (5.16%) Consultant
10 84 (5.04%) Junior
11 75 (4.50%) Business Analyst
12 74 (4.44%) C# Developer
13 54 (3.24%) Architect
14 50 (3.00%) Junior Developer
15 45 (2.70%) Designer
16 44 (2.64%) Tester
17 42 (2.52%) Support Analyst
18 38 (2.28%) Web Developer
18 38 (2.28%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (20.16%) .NET
2 302 (18.12%) HTML
3 252 (15.12%) CSS
4 195 (11.70%) ASP.NET
5 192 (11.52%) XML
6 158 (9.48%) Web Services
7 145 (8.70%) jQuery
8 106 (6.36%) HTML5
9 104 (6.24%) SOAP
10 94 (5.64%) Spring
11 90 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 80 (4.80%) Hibernate
13 79 (4.74%) .NET Framework
13 79 (4.74%) WSDL
14 78 (4.68%) JMS
15 71 (4.26%) J2EE
16 65 (3.90%) JSON
16 65 (3.90%) REST
17 61 (3.66%) WCF
18 56 (3.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 329 (19.74%) Computer Science
2 270 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 94 (5.64%) Mathematics
5 91 (5.46%) User Experience
6 65 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 59 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 58 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (2.34%) Social Media
10 37 (2.22%) Client/Server
11 36 (2.16%) Physics
12 35 (2.10%) Algorithms
13 31 (1.86%) Life Science
14 25 (1.50%) Statistics
15 21 (1.26%) Credit Risk
16 18 (1.08%) Visualisation
17 17 (1.02%) Replication
18 16 (0.96%) N-Tier
18 16 (0.96%) NHS
19 15 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 252 (15.12%) Windows
2 157 (9.42%) Linux
3 69 (4.14%) UNIX
4 44 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.58%) Android
5 43 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.62%) Windows XP
9 21 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.90%) Solaris
11 11 (0.66%) Windows CE
12 8 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.42%) CentOS
14 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (15.66%) Software Engineering
3 256 (15.36%) Project Management
4 200 (12.00%) MVC
5 173 (10.38%) SDLC
6 171 (10.26%) Scrum
7 153 (9.18%) TDD
8 151 (9.06%) ITIL
8 151 (9.06%) OO
9 147 (8.82%) PRINCE2
10 110 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 108 (6.48%) Mentoring
12 96 (5.76%) CRM
13 79 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 73 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (4.38%) Risk Management
15 72 (4.32%) E-Commerce
15 72 (4.32%) SOA
16 69 (4.14%) Service Delivery
16 69 (4.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 484 (29.03%) SQL
2 328 (19.68%) C#
3 325 (19.50%) Java
4 291 (17.46%) JavaScript
5 130 (7.80%) C++
6 89 (5.34%) PHP
7 88 (5.28%) C
8 67 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 62 (3.72%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.40%) VB.NET
11 32 (1.92%) Python
12 28 (1.68%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.56%) VBA
14 19 (1.14%) VB
15 18 (1.08%) Ruby
16 15 (0.90%) Perl
17 13 (0.78%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.66%) Embedded C
19 10 (0.60%) Embedded C++
19 10 (0.60%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (2.94%) ISEB
3 43 (2.58%) ISTQB
4 42 (2.52%) HND
5 36 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.98%) MCSE
7 31 (1.86%) CISSP
8 30 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 29 (1.74%) CCNA
10 26 (1.56%) Security Cleared
11 24 (1.44%) PMI Certification
12 23 (1.38%) PMP
13 21 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (1.02%) MCSA
15 15 (0.90%) MCP
15 15 (0.90%) MCITP
16 13 (0.78%) HNC
16 13 (0.78%) MBA
17 12 (0.72%) SC Cleared
18 11 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.42%) QA
2 39 (2.34%) SLA
3 27 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.96%) COBIT
5 13 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.30%) GAMP
8 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) TickIT
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.24%) GMP
9 4 (0.24%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 2 (0.12%) WAI
11 1 (0.060%) HL7
11 1 (0.060%) GLP
System Software
1 74 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.08%) vSphere
4 15 (0.90%) XenApp
5 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.42%) Firmware
7 6 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.30%) vCloud
9 4 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.24%) XenServer
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.060%) Snort
11 1 (0.060%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.060%) Docker
11 1 (0.060%) HDFS
11 1 (0.060%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 15 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (0.72%) Backup Exec
3 11 (0.66%) WSUS
3 11 (0.66%) SCCM
4 9 (0.54%) Puppet
5 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.42%) Nessus
6 6 (0.36%) Nmap
7 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.060%) Nagios
9 1 (0.060%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.060%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 317 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 192 (11.52%) Oracle
3 81 (4.86%) VMware
4 48 (2.88%) Cisco
5 37 (2.22%) Citrix
6 35 (2.10%) SAP
7 20 (1.20%) HP
8 18 (1.08%) Google
9 16 (0.96%) DevExpress
9 16 (0.96%) Capita
9 16 (0.96%) NetApp
9 16 (0.96%) Twitter
10 15 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.90%) IBM
11 14 (0.84%) EMC
12 13 (0.78%) Juniper
12 13 (0.78%) Splunk
12 13 (0.78%) Facebook
13 12 (0.72%) Adobe
13 12 (0.72%) Business Objects
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £35-45k DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 16 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Burton Biscuits
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per day + + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + benefits, pension, training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lancashire
Easy Web Recruitment - Bright Future Software
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago