Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 20 24
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 423 707 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.96% 10.82% 9.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.38% 46.64% 49.00%
Number of salaries quoted 328 576 564
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,150
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 912 1,516 1,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.17% 23.21% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 682 1,269 1,132
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 February 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 17 February 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
Stockport +18 41 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Altrincham -3 20 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Bolton -1 19 £50,000 +28.79% 10
Bury +3 17 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Salford -14 10 £26,000 +15.56% 2
Rochdale -4 3 £41,808 -14.24%
Wigan +19 2 £19,000 -17.39% 1
Oldham -4 2 £48,500 +33.79% 2
Cheadle -11 1 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 175 (41.37%) Computer Science
2 158 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (24.35%) Java
4 99 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 95 (22.46%) SQL
6 92 (21.75%) .NET
7 89 (21.04%) C#
8 83 (19.62%) Scrum
9 75 (17.73%) Finance
10 73 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
11 67 (15.84%) Windows
11 67 (15.84%) Microsoft
12 62 (14.66%) Software Engineering
13 61 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (12.06%) AWS
15 50 (11.82%) Web Services
16 47 (11.11%) NoSQL
17 44 (10.40%) Azure
17 44 (10.40%) Relational Database
17 44 (10.40%) ITIL
17 44 (10.40%) QA
18 43 (10.17%) HTML
18 43 (10.17%) JavaScript
19 42 (9.93%) Project Management
20 38 (8.98%) DevOps
21 37 (8.75%) CSS
21 37 (8.75%) Linux
21 37 (8.75%) OO
22 35 (8.27%) MVC
22 35 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement

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 17 (4.02%) IIS
2 14 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.18%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.95%) Apache
5 4 (0.95%) nginx
6 3 (0.71%) Confluence
7 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.47%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) OnBase
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.24%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) InVision
7 1 (0.24%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.24%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Magento
1 3 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.06%) AWS
2 44 (10.40%) Azure
3 30 (7.09%) SaaS
4 21 (4.96%) Office 365
5 18 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (4.02%) GCP
7 13 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.36%) GitHub
9 9 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (2.13%) IaaS
9 9 (2.13%) PaaS
9 9 (2.13%) Serverless
10 7 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.95%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon Cognito
13 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.47%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.15%) Wireless
2 25 (5.91%) Firewall
3 24 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (4.73%) VPN
5 14 (3.31%) DNS
5 14 (3.31%) Internet
5 14 (3.31%) LAN
5 14 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.84%) WAN
7 10 (2.36%) Bluetooth
7 10 (2.36%) DMZ
7 10 (2.36%) LTE
7 10 (2.36%) MQTT
8 9 (2.13%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.42%) SSL
10 5 (1.18%) ADSL
10 5 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.18%) DSL
11 4 (0.95%) HTTP
11 4 (0.95%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 44 (10.40%) Relational Database
3 33 (7.80%) SQL Server
4 32 (7.57%) MySQL
5 28 (6.62%) RDBMS
6 22 (5.20%) Big Data
7 19 (4.49%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.60%) Snowflake Schema
10 11 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.65%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.95%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.95%) Power BI
15 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.31%) NetBeans
3 12 (2.84%) Eclipse
4 11 (2.60%) JIRA
4 11 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.36%) GCC
5 10 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.89%) Subversion
7 7 (1.65%) Brakeman
7 7 (1.65%) CircleCI
7 7 (1.65%) minitest
7 7 (1.65%) RSpec
7 7 (1.65%) RuboCop
8 6 (1.42%) Maven
9 5 (1.18%) Selenium
10 3 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.71%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.71%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.47%) Balsamiq
General
1 75 (17.73%) Finance
2 24 (5.67%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.49%) Marketing
4 18 (4.26%) Retail
5 15 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.31%) Law
6 14 (3.31%) Legal
7 12 (2.84%) Fire and Rescue
8 11 (2.60%) Banking
9 10 (2.36%) Police
10 8 (1.89%) Billing
11 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.95%) Electronics
12 4 (0.95%) Games
13 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 142 (33.57%) Developer
2 40 (9.46%) Analyst
3 33 (7.80%) Graduate
4 27 (6.38%) Graduate Developer
4 27 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 25 (5.91%) Senior Developer
6 24 (5.67%) Architect
6 24 (5.67%) Software Developer
7 20 (4.73%) Development Director
8 18 (4.26%) Junior
9 16 (3.78%) Software Engineer
10 15 (3.55%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.31%) C# Developer
11 14 (3.31%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.31%) Software Development Director
12 13 (3.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (3.07%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.84%) Junior Developer
14 11 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (21.75%) .NET
2 50 (11.82%) Web Services
3 43 (10.17%) HTML
4 37 (8.75%) CSS
5 29 (6.86%) AngularJS
6 28 (6.62%) jQuery
7 22 (5.20%) HTML5
8 21 (4.96%) Hibernate
9 20 (4.73%) Spring Boot
9 20 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (4.49%) CSS3
11 18 (4.26%) ASP.NET
11 18 (4.26%) React
12 17 (4.02%) Node.js
12 17 (4.02%) WCF
13 16 (3.78%) RESTful
13 16 (3.78%) XML
14 15 (3.55%) .NET Core
15 14 (3.31%) Swagger
16 13 (3.07%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.33%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 25 (5.91%) Data Centre
5 24 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (5.20%) User Experience
7 17 (4.02%) Algorithms
8 15 (3.55%) NHS
9 14 (3.31%) Life Science
10 11 (2.60%) Internet of Things
11 10 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (2.36%) Smartphone
12 9 (2.13%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.89%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.65%) Private Cloud
15 6 (1.42%) Blog
15 6 (1.42%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.42%) Graphic Design
16 5 (1.18%) Robotics
17 4 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.84%) Windows
2 37 (8.75%) Linux
3 20 (4.73%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.26%) Android
4 18 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 16 (3.78%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.07%) Unix
7 4 (0.95%) Solaris
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (41.37%) Computer Science
2 158 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.62%) Scrum
4 62 (14.66%) Software Engineering
5 61 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (10.40%) ITIL
7 42 (9.93%) Project Management
8 38 (8.98%) DevOps
9 37 (8.75%) OO
10 35 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (8.27%) MVC
11 33 (7.80%) Test Automation
12 32 (7.57%) Coaching
13 29 (6.86%) Kanban
14 28 (6.62%) Web Application Development
15 27 (6.38%) Microservices
15 27 (6.38%) SDLC
16 26 (6.15%) Migration
17 25 (5.91%) Mathematics
17 25 (5.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (24.35%) Java
2 95 (22.46%) SQL
3 89 (21.04%) C#
4 43 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.04%) C++
6 29 (6.86%) Python
7 27 (6.38%) C
8 17 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.78%) PHP
10 12 (2.84%) Ruby
11 11 (2.60%) Apex Code
12 10 (2.36%) Embedded C
12 10 (2.36%) R
13 9 (2.13%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.89%) COBOL
14 8 (1.89%) Go
15 7 (1.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.65%) VBA
16 6 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (3.78%) CISSP
4 11 (2.60%) Master's Degree
5 10 (2.36%) MCSA
6 9 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.65%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.42%) MCSE
9 6 (1.42%) PhD
10 5 (1.18%) CCNA
10 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.18%) MCP
10 5 (1.18%) VCP6
11 4 (0.95%) ISEB
12 3 (0.71%) CCNP
12 3 (0.71%) CCSP
12 3 (0.71%) HNC
12 3 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.40%) QA
2 13 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) NIST
4 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.71%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Basel II
7 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.24%) NCSC
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.62%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.60%) Firmware
4 10 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (2.13%) Docker
6 7 (1.65%) Varnish
7 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) SCCM
2 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (2.36%) SCOM
3 9 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.42%) Terraform
5 5 (1.18%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.71%) Ansible
7 3 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.47%) Kibana
8 2 (0.47%) Scalr
9 1 (0.24%) Grafana
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 67 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.80%) VMware
3 30 (7.09%) Cisco
4 18 (4.26%) Oracle
5 15 (3.55%) NetApp
5 15 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (3.31%) Sage
7 11 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.36%) Palo Alto
8 10 (2.36%) SAP
9 8 (1.89%) Google
9 8 (1.89%) iManage
9 8 (1.89%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.42%) Adobe
10 6 (1.42%) FIS
10 6 (1.42%) WorldPay
11 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.95%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.95%) HP
12 4 (0.95%) Symantec