Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 25 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 544 715 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.36% 9.84% 11.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.30% 47.10% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 357 574 743
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.75% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,825 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 1,228 1,518 1,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.86% 20.89% 22.20%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1,201 1,427
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,375 £68,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.30% +4.82% +3.75%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Degree in Manchester

Degree
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
Salford +10 43 £31,218 +6.62% 2
Stockport -12 33 £57,500 +43.75% 4
Bury +5 16 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Altrincham -3 15 £51,000 -15.00% 4
Bolton -8 11 £50,000 +66.67% 7
Rochdale +4 7 £41,431 -15.01% 2
Oldham -5 7 £40,000 +42.86% 1
Cheadle -6 7 £37,500 -3.23% 2
Wigan - 2 £19,000 - 3
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 244 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (39.15%) Computer Science
3 124 (22.79%) Java
4 115 (21.14%) C#
4 115 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (20.96%) SQL
6 106 (19.49%) Software Engineering
7 105 (19.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 102 (18.75%) .NET
8 102 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 100 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (16.91%) Scrum
11 91 (16.73%) Finance
12 83 (15.26%) C++
13 78 (14.34%) Test Automation
14 77 (14.15%) Linux
15 68 (12.50%) Azure
16 66 (12.13%) DevOps
17 61 (11.21%) Windows
18 59 (10.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 59 (10.85%) Open Source
19 56 (10.29%) C
20 55 (10.11%) JavaScript
20 55 (10.11%) Git (software)
21 52 (9.56%) Self-Motivation
21 52 (9.56%) ITIL
22 51 (9.38%) HTML
23 50 (9.19%) Mathematics
23 50 (9.19%) SaaS
24 48 (8.82%) Project Management

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 18 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.76%) IIS
3 10 (1.84%) Confluence
4 7 (1.29%) CMS
5 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.74%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.37%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.37%) nginx
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.74%) Marvel
6 2 (0.37%) InDesign
6 2 (0.37%) InVision
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Sketch
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.18%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) Primavera
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.50%) Azure
2 50 (9.19%) SaaS
3 46 (8.46%) AWS
4 36 (6.62%) Office 365
5 26 (4.78%) GCP
6 23 (4.23%) Serverless
7 22 (4.04%) Amazon SQS
7 22 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (2.02%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.74%) IaaS
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.55%) GitHub
12 3 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.55%) npm
13 2 (0.37%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.15%) Firewall
2 26 (4.78%) Broadband
3 18 (3.31%) DNS
3 18 (3.31%) VPN
4 16 (2.94%) LAN
5 15 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.57%) WAN
7 12 (2.21%) Ethernet
8 11 (2.02%) DMZ
8 11 (2.02%) Wireless
9 8 (1.47%) HTTP
10 6 (1.10%) ADSL
10 6 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.10%) DHCP
10 6 (1.10%) DSL
10 6 (1.10%) VoIP
11 5 (0.92%) Internet
11 5 (0.92%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.92%) LLU
12 3 (0.55%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.17%) MySQL
1 39 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (4.78%) NoSQL
5 19 (3.49%) Big Data
6 17 (3.13%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.39%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.02%) Power BI
9 10 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.47%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.74%) QlikView
13 4 (0.74%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 55 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.25%) JIRA
3 29 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.78%) Subversion
5 19 (3.49%) Brakeman
5 19 (3.49%) CircleCI
5 19 (3.49%) Gerrit
5 19 (3.49%) minitest
5 19 (3.49%) RSpec
5 19 (3.49%) RuboCop
6 12 (2.21%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.84%) Maven
8 6 (1.10%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.10%) NetBeans
8 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.74%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 91 (16.73%) Finance
2 46 (8.46%) Public Sector
3 36 (6.62%) Retail
4 35 (6.43%) Manufacturing
5 34 (6.25%) Marketing
6 33 (6.07%) Telecoms
7 25 (4.60%) Games
8 23 (4.23%) Banking
9 22 (4.04%) Electronics
10 16 (2.94%) Fire and Rescue
10 16 (2.94%) Legal
10 16 (2.94%) Police
11 10 (1.84%) Automotive
12 9 (1.65%) Billing
13 8 (1.47%) Law
14 6 (1.10%) Back Office
15 5 (0.92%) Local Government
16 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.74%) Social Housing
17 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (30.70%) Developer
2 68 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 55 (10.11%) Analyst
4 51 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 39 (7.17%) Java Developer
6 37 (6.80%) Graduate
6 37 (6.80%) Junior
7 28 (5.15%) Graduate Developer
8 27 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 25 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (3.68%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) C++ Developer
13 18 (3.31%) C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) IT Manager
14 17 (3.13%) Architect
14 17 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (18.75%) .NET
2 51 (9.38%) HTML
3 39 (7.17%) AngularJS
3 39 (7.17%) jQuery
4 38 (6.99%) Node.js
5 35 (6.43%) React
5 35 (6.43%) XML
6 34 (6.25%) CSS
7 29 (5.33%) Web Services
8 28 (5.15%) Swagger
9 27 (4.96%) REST
9 27 (4.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (4.78%) ASP.NET
11 20 (3.68%) Backbone.js
11 20 (3.68%) Visualforce
12 19 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
12 19 (3.49%) Shoryuken
13 18 (3.31%) HTML5
13 18 (3.31%) OpenJDK
14 15 (2.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 115 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.56%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 34 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 32 (5.88%) User Experience
5 23 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 22 (4.04%) Virtual Team
7 21 (3.86%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.13%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.57%) Robotics
10 12 (2.21%) e-Learning
10 12 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.21%) NHS
11 11 (2.02%) Blog
11 11 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (2.02%) PlayStation
11 11 (2.02%) Xbox
12 10 (1.84%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.65%) Life Science
14 7 (1.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.15%) Linux
2 61 (11.21%) Windows
3 20 (3.68%) Windows 10
4 19 (3.49%) CentOS
4 19 (3.49%) Ubuntu
5 18 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.31%) SUSE
5 18 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.94%) Android
7 11 (2.02%) Unix
8 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (39.15%) Computer Science
3 106 (19.49%) Software Engineering
4 100 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
5 92 (16.91%) Scrum
6 78 (14.34%) Test Automation
7 66 (12.13%) DevOps
8 59 (10.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 59 (10.85%) Open Source
9 52 (9.56%) ITIL
10 50 (9.19%) Mathematics
11 48 (8.82%) Project Management
12 45 (8.27%) Open Source Development
13 43 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.90%) SDLC
14 41 (7.54%) Time Management
15 40 (7.35%) Business Analysis
16 38 (6.99%) Mentoring
17 37 (6.80%) Statistics
18 34 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 124 (22.79%) Java
2 115 (21.14%) C#
3 114 (20.96%) SQL
4 83 (15.26%) C++
5 56 (10.29%) C
6 55 (10.11%) JavaScript
7 46 (8.46%) Python
8 23 (4.23%) R
8 23 (4.23%) Ruby
9 21 (3.86%) Go
9 21 (3.86%) PHP
10 20 (3.68%) Apex Code
11 19 (3.49%) PowerShell
12 14 (2.57%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.39%) MATLAB
13 13 (2.39%) VB
14 7 (1.29%) COBOL
14 7 (1.29%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.10%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (19.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.86%) MCSA
4 18 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.02%) VCP6
5 11 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (1.84%) DBS Check
7 8 (1.47%) ISEB
7 8 (1.47%) PhD
8 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.10%) CCNA
9 6 (1.10%) MCTS
10 5 (0.92%) CISSP
10 5 (0.92%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.74%) HND
11 4 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.17%) QA
2 13 (2.39%) SLA
3 7 (1.29%) GDPR
4 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.92%) NIST
6 3 (0.55%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) Basel II
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.49%) Varnish
5 11 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (1.84%) Docker
7 5 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.37%) Firmware
8 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.94%) SCCM
2 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (2.02%) SCOM
3 6 (1.10%) Ansible
3 6 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.10%) Kibana
3 6 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.92%) WSUS
5 4 (0.74%) logstash
5 4 (0.74%) Terraform
6 3 (0.55%) Puppet
7 2 (0.37%) MIIS
7 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 102 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.07%) Cisco
3 30 (5.51%) Oracle
3 30 (5.51%) VMware
4 28 (5.15%) Sage
5 24 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (4.23%) NetApp
7 17 (3.13%) SAP
8 13 (2.39%) SolarWinds
9 11 (2.02%) Google
9 11 (2.02%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.29%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.29%) Pega
10 7 (1.29%) Veritas
11 6 (1.10%) Adobe
11 6 (1.10%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.10%) Sparx
12 5 (0.92%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.92%) Nintex
12 5 (0.92%) Symantec