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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 14 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 800 771 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.26% 10.79% 11.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.85% 46.95% 47.97%
Number of salaries quoted 581 571 694
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 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
1543 1642 1676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.64% 22.98% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1196 1265 1406
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 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 30 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 +2 456 £38,425 +2.46% 101
Cheshire 0 186 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Lancashire +12 76 £40,000 +1.91% 14
Merseyside +9 64 £39,000 -22.00% 15
Cumbria -1 9 £50,000 +50.08% 6
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 477 (28.84%) SQL
2 439 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 393 (23.76%) Finance
4 330 (19.95%) Java
5 321 (19.41%) Computer Science
6 305 (18.44%) .NET
7 301 (18.20%) Microsoft
8 300 (18.14%) HTML
9 295 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
10 288 (17.41%) C#
11 283 (17.11%) JavaScript
12 269 (16.26%) SQL Server
13 260 (15.72%) Windows
14 255 (15.42%) CSS
15 241 (14.57%) Project Management
16 239 (14.45%) Software Engineering
17 192 (11.61%) MS Excel
18 187 (11.31%) XML
18 187 (11.31%) Oracle
19 185 (11.19%) SDLC
20 175 (10.58%) MVC
21 167 (10.10%) ASP.NET
22 165 (9.98%) Scrum
23 156 (9.43%) Web Services
24 154 (9.31%) Linux
25 147 (8.89%) jQuery
26 146 (8.83%) ITIL
26 146 (8.83%) PRINCE2
27 138 (8.34%) Marketing
28 137 (8.28%) TDD

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 57 (3.45%) IIS
2 52 (3.14%) SAS
3 46 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 39 (2.36%) Apache
5 37 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
5 37 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 37 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 35 (2.12%) CMS
7 30 (1.81%) MS Exchange
8 27 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.45%) JBoss
10 21 (1.27%) WordPress
11 15 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.67%) Node.js
13 10 (0.60%) Lync
13 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.54%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.48%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 192 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 131 (7.92%) MS Office
3 46 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.06%) Photoshop
5 26 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.33%) MS Project
7 18 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (1.09%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.91%) SPSS
9 12 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.18%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.12%) FastStats
12 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.060%) Revit
13 1 (0.060%) ArchiCAD
Business Applications
1 43 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
2 32 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.85%) Magento
5 10 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.60%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.48%) Primavera
7 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.36%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.30%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.30%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.24%) Unica
10 4 (0.24%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.79%) Office 365
1 13 (0.79%) GitHub
2 9 (0.54%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.30%) SaaS
3 5 (0.30%) Trello
4 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
6 2 (0.12%) Yammer
6 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.060%) IaaS
7 1 (0.060%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.51%) LAN
1 58 (3.51%) Firewall
2 54 (3.26%) WAN
3 53 (3.20%) Wireless
4 47 (2.84%) DNS
5 45 (2.72%) Network Security
6 41 (2.48%) DHCP
7 39 (2.36%) Internet
8 31 (1.87%) TCP/IP
8 31 (1.87%) SAN
9 30 (1.81%) VPN
10 23 (1.39%) HTTP
11 20 (1.21%) Intranet
12 15 (0.91%) SSL
13 14 (0.85%) VoIP
14 11 (0.67%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.60%) iSCSI
16 9 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.54%) VLAN
16 9 (0.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (4.72%) MySQL
4 77 (4.66%) Relational Database
5 74 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (3.69%) Oracle Database
8 46 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (2.48%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.51%) Big Data
13 23 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
14 22 (1.33%) MongoDB
14 22 (1.33%) NoSQL
15 15 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (3.69%) Selenium
2 57 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.33%) Maven
4 52 (3.14%) Jenkins
5 50 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 43 (2.60%) JIRA
8 41 (2.48%) NUnit
8 41 (2.48%) SoapUI
9 35 (2.12%) Subversion
10 33 (2.00%) Hudson
11 26 (1.57%) Ant
12 18 (1.09%) JUnit
12 18 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.97%) MSTest
14 15 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
15 14 (0.85%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.67%) Axure RP
17 10 (0.60%) Moq
18 9 (0.54%) WatiN
General
1 393 (23.76%) Finance
2 138 (8.34%) Marketing
3 135 (8.16%) Retail
4 98 (5.93%) Manufacturing
5 91 (5.50%) Banking
6 69 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.39%) Games
8 54 (3.26%) Law
9 47 (2.84%) Legal
9 47 (2.84%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.81%) Billing
11 28 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (1.69%) Electronics
12 11 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.48%) Automotive
13 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.42%) Back Office
15 5 (0.30%) Advertising
16 4 (0.24%) Local Government
16 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 459 (27.75%) Developer
2 263 (15.90%) Analyst
3 112 (6.77%) Project Manager
4 110 (6.65%) Graduate
5 105 (6.35%) Java Developer
6 104 (6.29%) Software Engineer
7 101 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 99 (5.99%) Consultant
9 84 (5.08%) Junior
9 84 (5.08%) Senior Developer
10 81 (4.90%) Business Analyst
10 81 (4.90%) .NET Developer
11 71 (4.29%) Architect
12 54 (3.26%) C# Developer
13 51 (3.08%) Junior Developer
14 50 (3.02%) Designer
15 48 (2.90%) Support Analyst
16 44 (2.66%) Graduate Developer
17 41 (2.48%) Tester
18 35 (2.12%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (18.44%) .NET
2 300 (18.14%) HTML
3 255 (15.42%) CSS
4 187 (11.31%) XML
5 167 (10.10%) ASP.NET
6 156 (9.43%) Web Services
7 147 (8.89%) jQuery
8 103 (6.23%) SOAP
9 102 (6.17%) HTML5
10 101 (6.11%) Spring
11 89 (5.38%) Hibernate
12 78 (4.72%) WSDL
13 74 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 73 (4.41%) JMS
15 71 (4.29%) J2EE
16 70 (4.23%) .NET Framework
17 68 (4.11%) REST
18 63 (3.81%) JSON
19 60 (3.63%) AngularJS
20 55 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 321 (19.41%) Computer Science
2 295 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 92 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 92 (5.56%) User Experience
5 74 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 59 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 53 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (2.48%) Social Media
9 34 (2.06%) Physics
10 33 (2.00%) Credit Risk
10 33 (2.00%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.93%) Life Science
12 23 (1.39%) Statistics
12 23 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.27%) Visualisation
14 18 (1.09%) NHS
15 15 (0.91%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.91%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 260 (15.72%) Windows
2 154 (9.31%) Linux
3 66 (3.99%) UNIX
4 46 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (2.72%) Android
6 44 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (2.48%) Apple iOS
8 32 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.67%) CentOS
11 11 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.60%) Windows CE
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.36%) Solaris
15 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (14.57%) Project Management
3 239 (14.45%) Software Engineering
4 185 (11.19%) SDLC
5 175 (10.58%) MVC
6 165 (9.98%) Scrum
7 146 (8.83%) ITIL
7 146 (8.83%) PRINCE2
8 137 (8.28%) TDD
9 131 (7.92%) OO
10 104 (6.29%) Mentoring
11 101 (6.11%) CRM
12 94 (5.68%) Unit Testing
13 93 (5.62%) Analytics
14 88 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 86 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (4.96%) Risk Management
17 77 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (4.35%) ERP
19 70 (4.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (28.84%) SQL
2 330 (19.95%) Java
3 288 (17.41%) C#
4 283 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 121 (7.32%) C++
6 92 (5.56%) PHP
7 84 (5.08%) C
8 62 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 62 (3.75%) T-SQL
9 36 (2.18%) VB.NET
9 36 (2.18%) Python
10 30 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 29 (1.75%) VBA
12 22 (1.33%) Ruby
13 20 (1.21%) VB
14 17 (1.03%) R
15 16 (0.97%) Perl
16 13 (0.79%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
18 10 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (2.78%) ISEB
3 45 (2.72%) ISTQB
4 41 (2.48%) HND
5 38 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.18%) MCSE
7 35 (2.12%) CISSP
8 31 (1.87%) CCNA
9 29 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (1.63%) Security Cleared
11 20 (1.21%) PMP
11 20 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 20 (1.21%) MCSA
12 18 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.91%) MCITP
13 15 (0.91%) MCP
14 13 (0.79%) MBA
14 13 (0.79%) APMP
15 12 (0.73%) SC Cleared
15 12 (0.73%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (6.53%) QA
2 39 (2.36%) SLA
3 30 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.09%) COBIT
5 13 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.24%) GMP
8 4 (0.24%) TickIT
8 4 (0.24%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.18%) GAMP
10 2 (0.12%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 2 (0.12%) WAI
11 1 (0.060%) HL7
11 1 (0.060%) GLP
System Software
1 80 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.15%) XenApp
4 16 (0.97%) vSphere
5 11 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.42%) XenServer
9 5 (0.30%) vCloud
9 5 (0.30%) Firmware
9 5 (0.30%) HDFS
9 5 (0.30%) GPFS
10 3 (0.18%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.060%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.060%) KVM
12 1 (0.060%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (0.85%) SCCM
2 13 (0.79%) WSUS
3 11 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.48%) Puppet
5 7 (0.42%) Nessus
5 7 (0.42%) Nmap
5 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.24%) Oozie
7 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.060%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.060%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 301 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 187 (11.31%) Oracle
3 84 (5.08%) VMware
4 45 (2.72%) Citrix
5 41 (2.48%) SAP
6 39 (2.36%) Cisco
7 37 (2.24%) IBM
8 22 (1.33%) HP
8 22 (1.33%) Twitter
9 21 (1.27%) Capita
10 19 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.15%) Apple
11 17 (1.03%) Adobe
12 16 (0.97%) Splunk
12 16 (0.97%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.85%) ArcSight
13 14 (0.85%) EMC
14 13 (0.79%) Google
15 12 (0.73%) Dell
16 11 (0.67%) Telerik
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions Limited
Salary: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Crowder Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
BAE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,500 - 18,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday