Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Degree 147 591 683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.52% 8.94% 9.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.98% 45.36% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 111 383 573
Median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,950 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £51,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +36.00% -11.76% +6.25%

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 387 1,303 1,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.52% 19.72% 20.32%
Number of salaries quoted 277 914 1,182
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,406 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +10.00%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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
Altrincham +11 7 £41,250 -19.12% 1
Salford -4 7 £50,000 +91.50% 2
Bolton +16 2 £36,250 -27.50% 2
Stockport +9 2 £50,000 -13.04%
Oldham +1 1 £55,500 +38.75%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 60 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 55 (37.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (27.89%) Finance
4 39 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (22.45%) Software Engineering
6 30 (20.41%) C#
7 26 (17.69%) .NET
7 26 (17.69%) Project Management
8 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
8 25 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (17.01%) React
9 24 (16.33%) Management Information System
10 23 (15.65%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.97%) SQL
12 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
14 19 (12.93%) ITIL
14 19 (12.93%) Mobile App
15 18 (12.24%) Node.js
16 17 (11.56%) Azure
17 15 (10.20%) Change Management
18 13 (8.84%) CSS
18 13 (8.84%) Linux
18 13 (8.84%) Java
18 13 (8.84%) AWS
18 13 (8.84%) Public Sector
19 12 (8.16%) Typography
19 12 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development

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 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Shopify
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.56%) Azure
2 13 (8.84%) AWS
3 11 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.76%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.04%) SaaS
6 2 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.36%) GitHub
6 2 (1.36%) Office 365
6 2 (1.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) GCP
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) Firewall
2 7 (4.76%) LAN
2 7 (4.76%) Skype
2 7 (4.76%) WAN
2 7 (4.76%) Wireless
3 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.40%) VPN
4 3 (2.04%) Internet
4 3 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.04%) Wireless Security
5 2 (1.36%) BGP
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.36%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.36%) MPLS
5 2 (1.36%) Network Security
5 2 (1.36%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.36%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) 3G
6 1 (0.68%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.80%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.76%) Power BI
4 6 (4.08%) QlikView
5 5 (3.40%) Big Data
6 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.04%) Data Lake
7 3 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.04%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.36%) MySQL
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.72%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) GNU Toolchain
3 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.68%) GitLab
4 1 (0.68%) PeopleTools
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 41 (27.89%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.12%) Banking
3 9 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.08%) Billing
4 6 (4.08%) Games
4 6 (4.08%) Marketing
5 4 (2.72%) Automotive
5 4 (2.72%) Housing Association
6 3 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (2.04%) Law
6 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 3 (2.04%) Local Government
6 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.04%) Social Housing
7 2 (1.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Developer
2 18 (12.24%) Software Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) Analyst
4 14 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 12 (8.16%) Backend Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Architect
7 8 (5.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Graduate
8 7 (4.76%) IT Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.40%) Administrator
10 5 (3.40%) Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) Software Development Team Leader
10 5 (3.40%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) .NET
2 25 (17.01%) React
3 21 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 18 (12.24%) Node.js
5 13 (8.84%) CSS
6 12 (8.16%) Apache Cordova
6 12 (8.16%) Ember.js
7 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.44%) Blazor
8 7 (4.76%) HTML
9 6 (4.08%) Middleware
10 5 (3.40%) React Native
10 5 (3.40%) Sass
11 4 (2.72%) .NET Core
11 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (2.72%) RESTful
12 3 (2.04%) 802.1X
12 3 (2.04%) JSON
12 3 (2.04%) XML
13 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (16.33%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.93%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.80%) User Experience
5 7 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.72%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.04%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.36%) ASIC
8 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.36%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.36%) NHS
8 2 (1.36%) NPfIT
8 2 (1.36%) W3C
9 1 (0.68%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Linux
2 9 (6.12%) Windows
3 4 (2.72%) Android
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) CatOS
5 2 (1.36%) CentOS
5 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 39 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 26 (17.69%) Project Management
5 25 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (12.93%) ITIL
8 15 (10.20%) Change Management
9 12 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development
9 12 (8.16%) Typography
10 11 (7.48%) Business Analysis
10 11 (7.48%) Open Source
11 10 (6.80%) Business Case
11 10 (6.80%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.80%) Project Delivery
11 10 (6.80%) SDLC
12 9 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.12%) Scrum
12 9 (6.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.41%) C#
2 22 (14.97%) SQL
3 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.84%) Java
5 12 (8.16%) C++
5 12 (8.16%) Go
5 12 (8.16%) PHP
6 8 (5.44%) Python
7 6 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.40%) Erlang
8 5 (3.40%) F#
8 5 (3.40%) Haskell
8 5 (3.40%) Scala
8 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.36%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (37.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (5.44%) TOGAF Certification
3 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.40%) MCSE
5 4 (2.72%) APMP
5 4 (2.72%) CISA
5 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.72%) CISSP
5 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) CEH
6 3 (2.04%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.04%) MBCS
6 3 (2.04%) MCSA
6 3 (2.04%) RHCE
6 3 (2.04%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.36%) CCNA
7 2 (1.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) NCSC
3 2 (1.36%) COBIT
3 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) WCAG
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) NIST
4 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.04%) Docker
3 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) Firmware
3 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Ansible
1 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Grafana
2 1 (0.68%) Kibana
2 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
3 8 (5.44%) SAP
3 8 (5.44%) TOWER Software
3 8 (5.44%) VMware
4 7 (4.76%) Cisco
5 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.04%) Google
7 3 (2.04%) Tableau
8 2 (1.36%) Nasuni
8 2 (1.36%) Splunk
8 2 (1.36%) UiPath
9 1 (0.68%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.68%) FactSet
9 1 (0.68%) Huawei
9 1 (0.68%) IFS
9 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.68%) Zoho