Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 743 769 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.95% 10.32% 10.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.50% 50.39% 50.34%
Number of salaries quoted 610 608 657
Manchester median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

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 1,598 1,526 1,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.55% 20.47% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 1,207 1,322
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,700
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Altrincham +16 105 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Salford 0 21 £22,500 -40.00% 4
Stockport -10 21 £40,000 -9.09% 12
Bury +8 16 £33,000 -42.61% 1
Bolton +13 9 £38,823 +55.29% 2
Oldham +5 7 £27,500 +27.91% 1
Rochdale - 5 £48,750 - 2
Cheadle +5 3 £25,000 -11.50% 2
Wigan 0 3 £23,000 -23.33% 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 -
Sale -1 2 £35,000 -18.60%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 232 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (29.48%) Computer Science
3 189 (25.44%) Microsoft
4 185 (24.90%) Amazon AWS
5 167 (22.48%) Windows
6 165 (22.21%) Linux
6 165 (22.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 133 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 130 (17.50%) Java
9 123 (16.55%) SQL
10 120 (16.15%) Finance
10 120 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
11 118 (15.88%) Information Security
12 112 (15.07%) Python
13 111 (14.94%) Risk Management
14 110 (14.80%) Active Directory
14 110 (14.80%) CISSP
15 109 (14.67%) C#
16 107 (14.40%) OWASP
16 107 (14.40%) NoSQL
17 106 (14.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 105 (14.13%) TDD
18 105 (14.13%) Software Engineering
19 103 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
20 101 (13.59%) SIEM
21 100 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 99 (13.32%) Incident Management
23 98 (13.19%) Web Services
24 97 (13.06%) Penetration Testing
25 96 (12.92%) SQL Server

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 55 (7.40%) Apache
2 51 (6.86%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.08%) CMS
4 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.81%) nginx
5 6 (0.81%) SAS
6 5 (0.67%) Confluence
6 5 (0.67%) Marvel
7 4 (0.54%) IIS
7 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.88%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
6 6 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.81%) SPSS
7 5 (0.67%) InVision
8 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 185 (24.90%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (9.96%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (5.65%) Amazon EMR
5 26 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.02%) SaaS
7 6 (0.81%) Office 365
8 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.54%) GitHub
9 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.40%) Serverless
11 2 (0.27%) Algolia
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) Firebase
11 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.13%) IaaS
12 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.58%) Internet
2 28 (3.77%) RS-232
3 26 (3.50%) Bluetooth
4 22 (2.96%) Firewall
4 22 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (2.83%) HTTP
6 19 (2.56%) SSL
7 15 (2.02%) RS-485
7 15 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.62%) LAN
9 11 (1.48%) Broadband
9 11 (1.48%) DNS
10 9 (1.21%) RFID
10 9 (1.21%) WAN
11 7 (0.94%) BGP
11 7 (0.94%) Network Security
11 7 (0.94%) VPN
11 7 (0.94%) Wireless
12 6 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (14.40%) NoSQL
2 96 (12.92%) SQL Server
3 65 (8.75%) MongoDB
4 63 (8.48%) Big Data
5 54 (7.27%) Hadoop
6 44 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (5.79%) Amazon Redshift
8 42 (5.65%) Amazon Athena
8 42 (5.65%) Flink
9 40 (5.38%) Relational Database
10 33 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (2.96%) Data Mining
12 22 (2.96%) OLTP
12 22 (2.96%) Power BI
12 22 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (2.02%) QlikView
16 14 (1.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (7.81%) JIRA
2 37 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.77%) Selenium
4 24 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 23 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.69%) Subversion
7 13 (1.75%) JMeter
8 12 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.48%) SoapUI
10 10 (1.35%) FitNesse
10 10 (1.35%) HP UFT
10 10 (1.35%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.94%) JUnit
11 7 (0.94%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.81%) CocoaPods
13 5 (0.67%) Ant
14 4 (0.54%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.54%) Hudson
14 4 (0.54%) LabVIEW
15 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (16.15%) Finance
2 52 (7.00%) Marketing
3 47 (6.33%) Games
4 37 (4.98%) Electronics
5 33 (4.44%) Retail
6 31 (4.17%) Law
7 29 (3.90%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.69%) Legal
9 17 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.88%) Banking
10 14 (1.88%) Local Government
11 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 4 (0.54%) French Language
12 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (18.17%) Developer
2 99 (13.32%) Security Manager
3 95 (12.79%) Information Manager
3 95 (12.79%) Information Security Manager
4 64 (8.61%) Analyst
5 62 (8.34%) Software Engineer
6 59 (7.94%) Graduate
7 41 (5.52%) Embedded Engineer
7 41 (5.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 39 (5.25%) Architect
9 31 (4.17%) Consultant
9 31 (4.17%) Junior
10 30 (4.04%) C++ Software Engineer
11 29 (3.90%) Graduate Developer
12 28 (3.77%) Trainer
13 27 (3.63%) Software Developer
14 26 (3.50%) C Software Engineer
14 26 (3.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 26 (3.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 26 (3.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.19%) Web Services
2 86 (11.57%) .NET
3 72 (9.69%) CSS
4 71 (9.56%) HTML
5 51 (6.86%) ASP.NET
6 50 (6.73%) Kafka
7 47 (6.33%) RESTful
8 41 (5.52%) Spark Streaming
9 36 (4.85%) AngularJS
9 36 (4.85%) XML
10 33 (4.44%) jQuery
11 28 (3.77%) .NET Framework
12 26 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (3.50%) JSON
13 25 (3.36%) HTML5
14 24 (3.23%) Node.js
15 20 (2.69%) SOAP
16 19 (2.56%) Ajax
16 19 (2.56%) React
17 18 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.00%) User Experience
3 40 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 32 (4.31%) Algorithms
5 28 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.83%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.56%) Internet of Things
9 18 (2.42%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.48%) Animation
11 10 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.35%) Graphic Design
12 7 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.81%) Life Science
13 6 (0.81%) VLE
14 5 (0.67%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 167 (22.48%) Windows
2 165 (22.21%) Linux
3 27 (3.63%) Android
4 26 (3.50%) Ubuntu
5 20 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.02%) CentOS
7 9 (1.21%) Unix
7 9 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
11 3 (0.40%) watchOS
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (29.48%) Computer Science
3 118 (15.88%) Information Security
4 111 (14.94%) Risk Management
5 107 (14.40%) OWASP
6 105 (14.13%) Software Engineering
6 105 (14.13%) TDD
7 101 (13.59%) SIEM
8 100 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 99 (13.32%) Incident Management
10 97 (13.06%) Penetration Testing
11 96 (12.92%) Security Management
12 95 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
13 94 (12.65%) Data Loss Prevention
14 88 (11.84%) DevOps
15 86 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
16 85 (11.44%) Configuration Management
17 81 (10.90%) Mathematics
18 72 (9.69%) Open Source
19 69 (9.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.50%) Java
2 123 (16.55%) SQL
3 112 (15.07%) Python
4 109 (14.67%) C#
5 85 (11.44%) C++
6 77 (10.36%) JavaScript
7 65 (8.75%) C
8 47 (6.33%) T-SQL
9 44 (5.92%) Scala
10 30 (4.04%) Ruby
11 24 (3.23%) PHP
12 17 (2.29%) R
13 16 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.15%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.88%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.48%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.21%) VB
17 7 (0.94%) Java 8
18 6 (0.81%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 165 (22.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 110 (14.80%) CISSP
3 103 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (12.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 51 (6.86%) Numerate Degree
6 38 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.36%) ISTQB
8 19 (2.56%) ISEB
9 16 (2.15%) PMI Certification
9 16 (2.15%) PMP
10 13 (1.75%) PhD
11 10 (1.35%) MCSA
12 9 (1.21%) CCNA
12 9 (1.21%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.94%) CISA
13 7 (0.94%) CISM
14 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.54%) CCIE
15 4 (0.54%) CCNP
15 4 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (14.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (10.63%) QA
3 13 (1.75%) GDPR
4 11 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.35%) PMO
6 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.67%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) DICOM
10 1 (0.13%) HL7
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.42%) Docker
3 9 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.94%) Firmware
5 5 (0.67%) vSphere
6 4 (0.54%) vCloud
7 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (2.56%) Puppet
2 17 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.40%) SCCM
4 3 (0.40%) WSUS
5 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 189 (25.44%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.65%) CA Agile Central
3 21 (2.83%) SAP
4 17 (2.29%) Cisco
5 15 (2.02%) Adobe
5 15 (2.02%) Oracle
6 13 (1.75%) VMware
7 11 (1.48%) Google
8 9 (1.21%) Tableau
9 6 (0.81%) Apple
9 6 (0.81%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.81%) CyberArk
9 6 (0.81%) EMC
9 6 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.67%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.54%) F5
11 4 (0.54%) Freescale
11 4 (0.54%) Meraki
11 4 (0.54%) Splunk