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to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 54 34
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20 -13
Permanent jobs citing Degree 516 242 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.40% 5.25% 7.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.89% 29.91% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 245 174 205
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,813 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £80,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% -5.26% +18.75%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,479 809 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.08% 17.56% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 785 493 447
10th Percentile £28,650 £29,200 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,386 £38,386 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.94% +7.37%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,375
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £76,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in Manchester.

Salary trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Stockport -4 13 £58,611 +10.59% 4
Bolton +10 11 £50,000 - 2
Altrincham +5 5 £62,500 +35.14%
Cheadle -7 4 - - 3
Oldham - 3 - - 1
Bury - 3 £35,000 -
Salford -19 2 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 234 (45.35%) Agile
2 163 (31.59%) Social Skills
3 148 (28.68%) Software Engineering
4 144 (27.91%) Computer Science
5 141 (27.33%) Analytical Skills
6 131 (25.39%) Finance
7 128 (24.81%) Problem-Solving
8 122 (23.64%) Java
9 98 (18.99%) Security Cleared
10 92 (17.83%) JavaScript
11 80 (15.50%) SQL
12 79 (15.31%) Python
13 72 (13.95%) Analytics
14 69 (13.37%) Retail
15 68 (13.18%) TypeScript
16 67 (12.98%) Mentoring
16 67 (12.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 66 (12.79%) Cybersecurity
18 65 (12.60%) Microsoft
19 61 (11.82%) C++
20 56 (10.85%) Windows
20 56 (10.85%) Azure
20 56 (10.85%) Public Sector
21 55 (10.66%) HTML
21 55 (10.66%) Configuration Management
22 54 (10.47%) AWS
22 54 (10.47%) Mathematics
22 54 (10.47%) Self-Motivation
23 50 (9.69%) SDLC
24 49 (9.50%) Linux

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.46%) SAS
2 15 (2.91%) IIS
2 15 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.97%) Confluence
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.33%) Sketch
4 11 (2.13%) InVision
4 11 (2.13%) Zeplin
5 8 (1.55%) Chatbot
5 8 (1.55%) EngageOne
5 8 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.39%) InDesign
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.39%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.85%) Azure
2 54 (10.47%) AWS
3 21 (4.07%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.49%) SaaS
4 18 (3.49%) Serverless
5 17 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 11 (2.13%) Figma
8 10 (1.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 7 (1.36%) Snowflake
10 6 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.97%) Google Workspace
11 5 (0.97%) npm
12 4 (0.78%) Azure DevOps
12 4 (0.78%) GCP
12 4 (0.78%) GitHub
12 4 (0.78%) PaaS
13 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.10%) DNS
2 14 (2.71%) DHCP
2 14 (2.71%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 13 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.33%) Firewall
4 12 (2.33%) Internet
5 10 (1.94%) HTTP
6 9 (1.74%) FTP
6 9 (1.74%) SAN
7 8 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (1.55%) SMS
7 8 (1.55%) SNMP
8 6 (1.16%) Intranet
9 5 (0.97%) DMZ
10 4 (0.78%) NGFW
10 4 (0.78%) VPN
10 4 (0.78%) WAN
11 2 (0.39%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.01%) Big Data
3 27 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.29%) Power BI
5 16 (3.10%) RDBMS
6 15 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.71%) Tableau
8 12 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.33%) Data Lake
9 11 (2.13%) QlikView
9 11 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.94%) PowerCenter
10 10 (1.94%) Qlik Sense
10 10 (1.94%) Snowflake Schema
11 8 (1.55%) MySQL
12 4 (0.78%) Metadata
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (3.88%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.91%) JIRA
4 8 (1.55%) CircleCI
4 8 (1.55%) Subversion
4 8 (1.55%) Travis CI
5 7 (1.36%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.36%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
7 5 (0.97%) Cypress.io
7 5 (0.97%) JUnit
7 5 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.78%) Selenium
9 3 (0.58%) Ant
9 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.58%) Maven
9 3 (0.58%) NUnit
9 3 (0.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 163 (31.59%) Social Skills
2 141 (27.33%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (25.39%) Finance
4 69 (13.37%) Retail
5 56 (10.85%) Public Sector
6 36 (6.98%) Manufacturing
7 34 (6.59%) Law
8 33 (6.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 33 (6.40%) Presentation Skills
9 28 (5.43%) Banking
9 28 (5.43%) Legal
10 24 (4.65%) Electronics
11 23 (4.46%) Marketing
12 21 (4.07%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (3.68%) Games
14 17 (3.29%) Local Government
15 16 (3.10%) Fire and Rescue
15 16 (3.10%) Police
15 16 (3.10%) Telecoms
16 15 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 118 (22.87%) Graduate
1 118 (22.87%) Software Engineer
2 93 (18.02%) Developer
3 42 (8.14%) Analyst
3 42 (8.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 31 (6.01%) Software Developer
5 30 (5.81%) Lead Software Engineer
6 28 (5.43%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 28 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 23 (4.46%) Consultant
8 22 (4.26%) Programmer
9 19 (3.68%) Statistical Programmer
10 17 (3.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 14 (2.71%) Graduate Analyst
12 13 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (2.52%) Junior
12 13 (2.52%) Senior Programmer
13 12 (2.33%) .NET Developer
13 12 (2.33%) C++ Developer
13 12 (2.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.66%) HTML
2 41 (7.95%) CSS
3 39 (7.56%) HTML5
4 38 (7.36%) React
5 29 (5.62%) Node.js
6 28 (5.43%) .NET
6 28 (5.43%) Web Services
7 26 (5.04%) AngularJS
7 26 (5.04%) REST
8 25 (4.84%) XML
9 21 (4.07%) JSON
10 14 (2.71%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.52%) Spring
12 12 (2.33%) CSS3
13 10 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.74%) .NET Core
14 9 (1.74%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.74%) Sass
14 9 (1.74%) SOAP
15 8 (1.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.47%) Self-Motivation
2 43 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 43 (8.33%) User Experience
3 22 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.88%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.91%) Renewable Energy
7 13 (2.52%) Life Science
8 12 (2.33%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.94%) Hackathon
10 9 (1.74%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.55%) Clustering
11 8 (1.55%) IoT
12 7 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.16%) BBC
13 6 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.97%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.85%) Windows
2 49 (9.50%) Linux
3 14 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.33%) Android
5 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.16%) Unix
8 1 (0.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Fedora
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (45.35%) Agile
2 148 (28.68%) Software Engineering
3 144 (27.91%) Computer Science
4 128 (24.81%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (13.95%) Analytics
6 67 (12.98%) Mentoring
7 66 (12.79%) Cybersecurity
8 55 (10.66%) Configuration Management
9 54 (10.47%) Mathematics
10 50 (9.69%) SDLC
11 48 (9.30%) Coaching
12 45 (8.72%) Scrum
13 41 (7.95%) Project Management
14 40 (7.75%) Machine Learning
15 37 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (6.98%) Data Science
17 35 (6.78%) Test Automation
18 32 (6.20%) Collaborative Working
18 32 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (6.01%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (23.64%) Java
2 92 (17.83%) JavaScript
3 80 (15.50%) SQL
4 79 (15.31%) Python
5 68 (13.18%) TypeScript
6 61 (11.82%) C++
7 36 (6.98%) C#
8 21 (4.07%) C
9 19 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.13%) Scala
12 8 (1.55%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.55%) PHP
13 6 (1.16%) R
14 5 (0.97%) Ruby
14 5 (0.97%) VC++
15 4 (0.78%) VB
16 3 (0.58%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 98 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (6.78%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.55%) DBS Check
5 7 (1.36%) ISEB
5 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.16%) PMP
6 6 (1.16%) Postgraduate
7 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.78%) CISMP
8 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.78%) SSCP
8 4 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.58%) APMP
9 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.36%) QA
2 26 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.71%) CDISC
4 13 (2.52%) Good Clinical Practice
5 11 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.94%) Accessibility
6 10 (1.94%) NIST
7 9 (1.74%) PMO
8 7 (1.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (1.16%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.78%) COBIT
10 4 (0.78%) GMP
11 3 (0.58%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.58%) P3O
12 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.19%) GDPR
13 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.94%) Docker
2 10 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (1.94%) SCOM
1 10 (1.94%) WSUS
2 8 (1.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.36%) Terraform
4 6 (1.16%) SCCM
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.39%) Ansible
8 1 (0.19%) Autotask
8 1 (0.19%) CASB
8 1 (0.19%) Grafana
8 1 (0.19%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 65 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.65%) SAP
3 16 (3.10%) Hitachi
4 15 (2.91%) Cisco
5 14 (2.71%) Adobe
5 14 (2.71%) Oracle
6 12 (2.33%) VMware
7 10 (1.94%) Informatica
8 8 (1.55%) Citrix
8 8 (1.55%) Dell
8 8 (1.55%) EMC
9 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.16%) Fujitsu
11 5 (0.97%) Northgate
11 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.97%) Syncsort
12 4 (0.78%) NEC
12 4 (0.78%) Siemens
13 3 (0.58%) Databricks
13 3 (0.58%) FIS