The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Preston region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 19 21 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing Degree 11 7 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.21% 6.80% 34.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.00% 24.14% 89.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 48
Average salary £20,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £47,600 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Qualifications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20 29 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 14.93% 28.16% 38.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 54
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £27,500 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,400 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Degree
Lancashire

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Degree across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Degree
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree across the Preston region.

Degree Salary Trend in Preston

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Servlets
5 3 (15.79%) Struts
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 3 (15.79%) Spring
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) NUnit
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) PBX
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) NUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (10.53%) Moq
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Business Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Servlets
2 3 (15.79%) Struts
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) JSTL
3 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
3 2 (10.53%) LINQ
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) Struts2
3 2 (10.53%) SVG
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
2 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Kanban
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) UML
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) System Testing
4 1 (5.26%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCTS
3 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) MCAD
3 2 (10.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Nortel
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya