Period
to 17 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 943 891 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.58% 12.52% 13.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.07% 52.23% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 761 732 811
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £61,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1811 1706 1833
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.23% 23.97% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1456 1481
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +8.22%

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 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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
Stockport +35 69 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Bolton +21 34 £35,000 -20.45%
Oldham +8 31 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Salford +3 20 £37,500 -5.06%
Cheadle +5 17 £42,500 +77.08% 3
Heywood - 10 £19,500 -
Sale +10 7 £27,500 -8.33%
Altrincham -22 7 £34,500 -11.54% 1
Bury -10 6 £35,500 +10.94%
Wigan -40 2 £35,750 +19.17% 1
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 317 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (31.71%) Computer Science
3 283 (30.01%) SQL
4 238 (25.24%) .NET
5 233 (24.71%) C#
6 211 (22.38%) Java
7 210 (22.27%) HTML
8 202 (21.42%) Analytical Skills
9 198 (21.00%) SQL Server
9 198 (21.00%) Microsoft
10 195 (20.68%) JavaScript
11 181 (19.19%) Software Engineering
12 165 (17.50%) Windows
13 147 (15.59%) C++
14 135 (14.32%) OO
15 128 (13.57%) Computer Science Degree
16 124 (13.15%) CSS
17 123 (13.04%) Finance
18 117 (12.41%) Linux
19 109 (11.56%) Test Automation
20 108 (11.45%) Web Services
20 108 (11.45%) SAP
21 107 (11.35%) Scrum
22 101 (10.71%) MVC
23 97 (10.29%) XML
24 95 (10.07%) Retail
25 92 (9.76%) Visual Studio
25 92 (9.76%) Oracle
26 91 (9.65%) ASP.NET
26 91 (9.65%) Marketing

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 41 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.48%) SAS
4 14 (1.48%) WordPress
5 11 (1.17%) Confluence
6 8 (0.85%) OpenEdge
6 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.74%) CMS
7 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.64%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.64%) JBoss
8 6 (0.64%) nginx
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.53%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 32 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.32%) InVision
7 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.21%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) Snagit
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.38%) SAP MM
2 12 (1.27%) SAP SD
3 10 (1.06%) SAP SCM
4 7 (0.74%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.53%) SAP Retail
6 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.32%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.21%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.21%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.11%) HFM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
9 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (1.80%) GitHub
5 16 (1.70%) Office 365
6 12 (1.27%) SaaS
7 8 (0.85%) iPaaS
8 7 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.21%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.21%) Force.com
11 2 (0.21%) Yammer
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.11%) PaaS
12 1 (0.11%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.14%) LAN
2 38 (4.03%) WAN
3 31 (3.29%) Firewall
4 26 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.55%) Ethernet
6 22 (2.33%) Internet
6 22 (2.33%) RS-232
6 22 (2.33%) Wireless
7 21 (2.23%) VPN
8 20 (2.12%) SSL
9 19 (2.01%) DNS
9 19 (2.01%) Network Security
10 18 (1.91%) HTTP
11 16 (1.70%) SAN
12 11 (1.17%) ISDN
12 11 (1.17%) VoIP
13 10 (1.06%) Bluetooth
13 10 (1.06%) Cisco Wireless
14 9 (0.95%) MPLS
15 8 (0.85%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (9.44%) Relational Database
3 57 (6.04%) NoSQL
4 48 (5.09%) MySQL
5 47 (4.98%) Big Data
6 39 (4.14%) RDBMS
7 36 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.91%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 18 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.95%) Redis
13 9 (0.95%) SAP HANA
14 8 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (0.74%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 92 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 72 (7.64%) Subversion
3 69 (7.32%) JIRA
4 62 (6.57%) Git (software)
5 49 (5.20%) Jenkins
5 49 (5.20%) Selenium
6 45 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.33%) Mercurial
8 17 (1.80%) NuGet
9 16 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.70%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.70%) Microsoft Blend
9 16 (1.70%) MSI
9 16 (1.70%) MSTest
9 16 (1.70%) NUnit
9 16 (1.70%) WiX
10 15 (1.59%) JUnit
11 14 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.38%) Maven
13 10 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 123 (13.04%) Finance
2 95 (10.07%) Retail
3 91 (9.65%) Marketing
4 64 (6.79%) Manufacturing
5 63 (6.68%) Telecoms
6 61 (6.47%) Games
7 52 (5.51%) Electronics
8 51 (5.41%) Automotive
9 33 (3.50%) Banking
10 15 (1.59%) Legal
11 13 (1.38%) Billing
11 13 (1.38%) German Language
12 10 (1.06%) French Language
12 10 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.85%) Advertising
13 8 (0.85%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.42%) Law
16 4 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 319 (33.83%) Developer
2 104 (11.03%) Analyst
3 85 (9.01%) .NET Developer
4 84 (8.91%) Software Developer
5 78 (8.27%) Consultant
6 77 (8.17%) Software Engineer
7 67 (7.10%) Architect
8 64 (6.79%) Graduate
9 58 (6.15%) Senior Developer
10 56 (5.94%) C# Developer
11 54 (5.73%) Java Developer
12 48 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
13 47 (4.98%) Junior
14 40 (4.24%) Business Analyst
14 40 (4.24%) SAP Consultant
14 40 (4.24%) Senior Software Engineer
15 38 (4.03%) Java Software Developer
16 36 (3.82%) Java Engineer
16 36 (3.82%) Java Software Engineer
16 36 (3.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (25.24%) .NET
2 210 (22.27%) HTML
3 124 (13.15%) CSS
4 108 (11.45%) Web Services
5 97 (10.29%) XML
6 91 (9.65%) ASP.NET
7 79 (8.38%) HTML5
8 76 (8.06%) jQuery
9 74 (7.85%) .NET Framework
10 63 (6.68%) WCF
11 58 (6.15%) Spring
12 56 (5.94%) AngularJS
13 47 (4.98%) Ajax
14 46 (4.88%) JSON
15 44 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (4.14%) Java EE
17 34 (3.61%) Entity Framework
18 33 (3.50%) SOAP
19 32 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 32 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 299 (31.71%) Computer Science
2 202 (21.42%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.94%) Data Structures
4 49 (5.20%) Algorithms
5 46 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.82%) User Experience
7 33 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 28 (2.97%) iPad
9 26 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (2.76%) Public Cloud
10 25 (2.65%) Driving Licence
11 24 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (2.01%) Internet of Things
13 16 (1.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 13 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (1.06%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.95%) EPoS
17 8 (0.85%) Credit Risk
18 7 (0.74%) Animation
18 7 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.50%) Windows
2 117 (12.41%) Linux
3 46 (4.88%) Unix
4 28 (2.97%) Windows XP
5 24 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.44%) Android
7 18 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.70%) Mac OS
8 16 (1.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 14 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.85%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.19%) Software Engineering
3 135 (14.32%) OO
4 109 (11.56%) Test Automation
5 107 (11.35%) Scrum
6 101 (10.71%) MVC
7 90 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
8 86 (9.12%) SDLC
9 84 (8.91%) Project Management
10 83 (8.80%) Web Development
11 80 (8.48%) Mathematics
12 78 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (7.74%) DevOps
14 67 (7.10%) Analytics
15 58 (6.15%) Mentoring
16 54 (5.73%) Open Source
17 51 (5.41%) TDD
18 50 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 49 (5.20%) Digital Marketing
20 48 (5.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 283 (30.01%) SQL
2 233 (24.71%) C#
3 211 (22.38%) Java
4 195 (20.68%) JavaScript
5 147 (15.59%) C++
6 87 (9.23%) C
7 80 (8.48%) Python
8 77 (8.17%) PHP
9 39 (4.14%) T-SQL
10 34 (3.61%) Embedded C
11 32 (3.39%) Go
11 32 (3.39%) Ruby
12 26 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 26 (2.76%) VB
12 26 (2.76%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.91%) XAML
14 12 (1.27%) Perl
15 11 (1.17%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.06%) R
16 10 (1.06%) RPG
Qualifications
1 128 (13.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 46 (4.88%) Master's Degree
3 44 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (3.92%) ISEB
4 37 (3.92%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 25 (2.65%) MCSE
7 22 (2.33%) PhD
8 19 (2.01%) HND
9 17 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.70%) CCNP
10 16 (1.70%) CISSP
10 16 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (1.59%) CISA
12 14 (1.48%) CISM
13 13 (1.38%) CCNA
14 12 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.06%) CRISC
15 10 (1.06%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.98%) QA
2 19 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.27%) PMO
5 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.42%) GDPR
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.32%) IFRS
8 3 (0.32%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.32%) SLA
9 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.21%) IAS 39
9 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.11%) Basel II
10 1 (0.11%) GAAP
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 53 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.01%) Firmware
3 19 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.95%) Docker
5 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.42%) vSphere
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) MDaemon
9 1 (0.11%) NDS
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (4.88%) Puppet
2 36 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (2.76%) Ansible
4 25 (2.65%) Mesos
5 12 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (0.95%) SCCM
8 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.74%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.32%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
10 2 (0.21%) logstash
11 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 198 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.45%) SAP
3 92 (9.76%) Oracle
4 43 (4.56%) Google
5 33 (3.50%) VMware
6 29 (3.08%) Cisco
7 13 (1.38%) Dell
7 13 (1.38%) EqualLogic
7 13 (1.38%) HP
8 11 (1.17%) Juniper
9 10 (1.06%) IBM
9 10 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.95%) Apple
10 9 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.85%) Facebook
11 8 (0.85%) Splunk
12 7 (0.74%) NetApp
12 7 (0.74%) Tableau
13 6 (0.64%) Ariba