The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 15 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 755 813 967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.85% 11.11% 12.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.57% 48.28% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 563 700 781
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1587 1684 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 23.01% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1417 1624
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Degree
England

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 July 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 July 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
(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 0 460 £37,500 +7.14% 78
Cheshire +6 182 £37,500 - 31
Merseyside -4 59 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Lancashire -1 36 £39,250 +49.52% 16
Cumbria +9 8 £33,314 -11.16% 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 491 (31.97%) SQL
2 417 (27.15%) .NET
3 411 (26.76%) Computer Science
4 374 (24.35%) SQL Server
5 366 (23.83%) C#
6 355 (23.11%) HTML
7 340 (22.14%) Finance
8 328 (21.35%) Microsoft
9 302 (19.66%) JavaScript
10 266 (17.32%) Project Management
11 245 (15.95%) CSS
12 224 (14.58%) ASP.NET
13 221 (14.39%) Windows
14 214 (13.93%) Java
15 202 (13.15%) MS Excel
16 190 (12.37%) MVC
17 180 (11.72%) OO
18 178 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
19 175 (11.39%) XML
20 153 (9.96%) jQuery
21 144 (9.38%) ITIL
21 144 (9.38%) Oracle
22 138 (8.98%) Marketing
23 137 (8.92%) Linux
24 135 (8.79%) Software Engineering
25 132 (8.59%) Scrum
26 127 (8.27%) HTML5
27 126 (8.20%) TDD
27 126 (8.20%) Unit Testing
28 123 (8.01%) Retail

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 75 (4.88%) SAS
2 55 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.67%) IIS
4 33 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.76%) CMS
5 27 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.50%) Apache
7 19 (1.24%) Lync
8 16 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
11 11 (0.72%) WordPress
12 9 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
15 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Process Server
16 2 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 202 (13.15%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.69%) MS Office
3 28 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.63%) MS Project
5 18 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.33%) SPSS
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.13%) Revit
11 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
11 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.065%) Windchill
12 1 (0.065%) Maya
12 1 (0.065%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.065%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 46 (2.99%) Magento
2 17 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 15 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (0.98%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
5 11 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.52%) SAP AFS
7 8 (0.52%) Sage 1000
7 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.46%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.26%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.26%) SAP MM
12 3 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
12 3 (0.20%) SAP PM
12 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.11%) Office 365
2 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.52%) SaaS
4 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.065%) IaaS
7 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.065%) Route 53
7 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.19%) Firewall
2 46 (2.99%) SAN
3 31 (2.02%) DNS
4 28 (1.82%) VPN
5 27 (1.76%) WAN
5 27 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.69%) LAN
7 24 (1.56%) Internet
8 22 (1.43%) DHCP
9 21 (1.37%) NAS
10 17 (1.11%) Intranet
11 15 (0.98%) Network Security
12 14 (0.91%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.78%) Broadband
13 12 (0.78%) MPLS
14 10 (0.65%) VLAN
14 10 (0.65%) BGP
15 9 (0.59%) VoIP
15 9 (0.59%) HTTP
15 9 (0.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (24.35%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (5.27%) Relational Database
5 78 (5.08%) MySQL
6 58 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 49 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (2.73%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.63%) DB2
11 25 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
12 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 19 (1.24%) Data Mining
14 18 (1.17%) SAP BW
15 16 (1.04%) OLAP
15 16 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.78%) QlikView
16 12 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (3.78%) Visual Studio
2 56 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 35 (2.28%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.76%) NUnit
5 27 (1.76%) JUnit
6 26 (1.69%) Moq
7 25 (1.63%) Subversion
8 13 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.85%) Maven
9 11 (0.72%) Ant
10 10 (0.65%) Selenium
10 10 (0.65%) Mockito
11 9 (0.59%) Gerrit
11 9 (0.59%) SpecFlow
12 8 (0.52%) ReSharper
12 8 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
14 6 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 340 (22.14%) Finance
2 138 (8.98%) Marketing
3 123 (8.01%) Retail
4 41 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.34%) Legal
6 34 (2.21%) Banking
6 34 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.63%) Advertising
8 18 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (1.17%) Games
9 13 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.65%) Law
11 10 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.52%) German Language
12 8 (0.52%) Electronics
13 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.39%) French Language
13 6 (0.39%) Back Office
14 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 575 (37.43%) Developer
2 228 (14.84%) Analyst
3 146 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 124 (8.07%) Senior Developer
5 119 (7.75%) Graduate
6 104 (6.77%) Software Developer
7 99 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 85 (5.53%) Junior
9 84 (5.47%) Consultant
10 77 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (4.62%) Java Developer
12 70 (4.56%) Web Developer
13 66 (4.30%) Project Manager
14 59 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
15 53 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
15 53 (3.45%) Junior Developer
16 51 (3.32%) Business Analyst
17 50 (3.26%) Team Leader
18 45 (2.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 42 (2.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (27.15%) .NET
2 355 (23.11%) HTML
3 245 (15.95%) CSS
4 224 (14.58%) ASP.NET
5 175 (11.39%) XML
6 153 (9.96%) jQuery
7 127 (8.27%) HTML5
8 118 (7.68%) Web Services
9 100 (6.51%) .NET Framework
10 87 (5.66%) LINQ
11 78 (5.08%) WCF
12 69 (4.49%) WPF
13 67 (4.36%) XSLT
14 62 (4.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 60 (3.91%) Ajax
15 60 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 54 (3.52%) Spring
17 44 (2.86%) RESTful
18 43 (2.80%) J2EE
19 41 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 411 (26.76%) Computer Science
2 100 (6.51%) Mathematics
3 80 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 54 (3.52%) Statistics
6 53 (3.45%) Social Media
7 43 (2.80%) Physics
8 39 (2.54%) Client/Server
9 36 (2.34%) Open Source
10 35 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.43%) Replication
11 22 (1.43%) N-Tier
12 20 (1.30%) Economics
13 17 (1.11%) Firmware
14 15 (0.98%) CLARiiON
14 15 (0.98%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 15 (0.98%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.91%) Symmetrix DMX
15 14 (0.91%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 221 (14.39%) Windows
2 137 (8.92%) Linux
3 92 (5.99%) UNIX
4 50 (3.26%) Android
4 50 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 44 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
12 5 (0.33%) Debian
12 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.32%) Project Management
2 190 (12.37%) MVC
3 180 (11.72%) OO
4 178 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (9.38%) ITIL
6 135 (8.79%) Software Engineering
7 132 (8.59%) Scrum
8 126 (8.20%) TDD
8 126 (8.20%) Unit Testing
9 111 (7.23%) PRINCE2
10 107 (6.97%) Web Development
11 101 (6.58%) E-Commerce
12 99 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 98 (6.38%) Analytics
14 91 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (5.60%) OOP
16 77 (5.01%) Data Analysis
17 72 (4.69%) Change Management
18 67 (4.36%) SOA
19 65 (4.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 491 (31.97%) SQL
2 366 (23.83%) C#
3 302 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 214 (13.93%) Java
5 110 (7.16%) T-SQL
6 108 (7.03%) VB.NET
7 106 (6.90%) PHP
8 61 (3.97%) C
9 54 (3.52%) Python
10 52 (3.39%) VB
11 47 (3.06%) C++
12 44 (2.86%) Ruby
13 43 (2.80%) Perl
14 35 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 28 (1.82%) Objective-C
16 25 (1.63%) VBA
17 21 (1.37%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.37%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.17%) PHP5
19 16 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (3.78%) ISEB
3 41 (2.67%) MCSE
4 38 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 32 (2.08%) HND
6 22 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 20 (1.30%) MCP
9 18 (1.17%) MCITP
10 17 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.91%) MCSA
13 13 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.78%) SC Cleared
14 12 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.78%) CISSP
15 9 (0.59%) CCNA
16 8 (0.52%) MCTS
16 8 (0.52%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.95%) QA
2 68 (4.43%) SLA
3 14 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.33%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) GMP
8 2 (0.13%) GLP
9 1 (0.065%) EMIR
9 1 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.065%) COSO
9 1 (0.065%) HL7
9 1 (0.065%) MiFID
System Software
1 47 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.30%) XenApp
5 17 (1.11%) vSphere
6 14 (0.91%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.72%) vCloud
9 7 (0.46%) VMFS
9 7 (0.46%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.26%) Squid
11 4 (0.26%) NFS
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.065%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (1.30%) SCCM
2 13 (0.85%) SCOM
3 12 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
4 11 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.52%) SCVMM
5 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.46%) WSUS
7 3 (0.20%) Puppet
7 3 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.065%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.065%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.065%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.065%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.065%) MOM
8 1 (0.065%) Nagios
8 1 (0.065%) Legato
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.065%) Cacti
8 1 (0.065%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 328 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 144 (9.38%) Oracle
3 66 (4.30%) VMware
4 64 (4.17%) SAP
5 50 (3.26%) Cisco
6 39 (2.54%) Citrix
7 27 (1.76%) Zend
7 27 (1.76%) Business Objects
7 27 (1.76%) EMC
7 27 (1.76%) HP
8 25 (1.63%) NetApp
9 21 (1.37%) Google
10 18 (1.17%) Avaya
11 16 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 14 (0.91%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.91%) Juniper
12 14 (0.91%) IBM
13 13 (0.85%) Facebook
14 12 (0.78%) Adobe
15 10 (0.65%) Fortinet
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MaryJaneFashion.com
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Nakama
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits+Car
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable based on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum generous bonus + other bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday