Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 61 29
Rank change year-on-year +21 -32 -8
Permanent jobs citing Degree 368 141 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.69% 4.55% 7.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.46% 32.79% 46.84%
Number of salaries quoted 195 109 338
10th Percentile £28,200 £29,900 £25,500
25th Percentile £37,475 £37,500 £30,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £85,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £48,157 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.56% +7.02% -

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 1,208 430 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.97% 13.88% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 764 332 721
10th Percentile £31,834 £31,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,563 £40,188 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +11.70% +4.44%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £83,375 £71,175 £72,500
North West median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.32% +7.95% -2.22%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Stockport +13 15 £57,500 +8.49% 2
Oldham +3 9 £60,000 +14.69% 3
Salford +2 9 - - 5
Altrincham +7 3 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Bury - 1 - -
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 149 (40.49%) Social Skills
2 138 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (34.24%) Computer Science
4 82 (22.28%) Finance
5 80 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 80 (21.74%) SQL
6 71 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (18.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 67 (18.21%) Software Engineering
8 64 (17.39%) Java
9 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
10 59 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (16.03%) Analytics
11 57 (15.49%) Project Management
11 57 (15.49%) AWS
12 56 (15.22%) Mathematics
13 55 (14.95%) Azure
14 49 (13.32%) DevOps
15 47 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
15 47 (12.77%) HTML
16 42 (11.41%) CSS
17 40 (10.87%) C#
17 40 (10.87%) CI/CD
18 39 (10.60%) Mentoring
19 38 (10.33%) SQL Server
19 38 (10.33%) Python
20 37 (10.05%) Linux
21 36 (9.78%) Marketing
22 35 (9.51%) Git (software)
23 34 (9.24%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (4.08%) Apache Spark
1 15 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.72%) IIS
3 9 (2.45%) SAS
4 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.54%) Moodle
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.27%) Confluence
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) MTS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.63%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.09%) InDesign
7 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.82%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.49%) AWS
2 55 (14.95%) Azure
3 18 (4.89%) GCP
4 17 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (3.80%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.45%) SaaS
7 7 (1.90%) GitHub
8 5 (1.36%) PaaS
9 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.09%) IaaS
9 4 (1.09%) Serverless
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (0.82%) GitHub Actions
10 3 (0.82%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.82%) mabl
10 3 (0.82%) npm
10 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.54%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.07%) Firewall
2 22 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.08%) HTTP
4 12 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (2.72%) Internet
6 9 (2.45%) DNS
6 9 (2.45%) VPN
7 8 (2.17%) Broadband
7 8 (2.17%) DHCP
7 8 (2.17%) Modbus
7 8 (2.17%) Wireless
8 7 (1.90%) WAN
9 6 (1.63%) SAN
10 5 (1.36%) VoIP
11 4 (1.09%) FTP
11 4 (1.09%) LAN
11 4 (1.09%) SNMP
12 3 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.82%) PBX
12 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.24%) MySQL
3 32 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 28 (7.61%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.53%) Power BI
7 11 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.45%) Couchbase
8 9 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (2.17%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.90%) Big Data
10 7 (1.90%) GIS
10 7 (1.90%) Tableau
11 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.09%) Metadata
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.54%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 35 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.62%) Subversion
3 13 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.99%) GitLab
4 11 (2.99%) Mercurial
4 11 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.45%) Maven
6 6 (1.63%) Gradle
6 6 (1.63%) JIRA
6 6 (1.63%) Selenium
7 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.09%) Ant
8 4 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.82%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.82%) Grunt
9 3 (0.82%) gulp
9 3 (0.82%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 149 (40.49%) Social Skills
2 82 (22.28%) Finance
3 71 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (9.78%) Marketing
5 33 (8.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 31 (8.42%) Public Sector
7 30 (8.15%) Retail
8 29 (7.88%) Organisational Skills
9 26 (7.07%) Presentation Skills
10 19 (5.16%) Legal
11 18 (4.89%) Law
12 15 (4.08%) Influencing Skills
13 14 (3.80%) Police
14 12 (3.26%) German Language
15 11 (2.99%) Local Government
16 10 (2.72%) Banking
16 10 (2.72%) Fire and Rescue
17 9 (2.45%) Electronics
17 9 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (23.37%) Developer
2 42 (11.41%) Software Engineer
3 34 (9.24%) Graduate
4 29 (7.88%) Analyst
5 28 (7.61%) Java Engineer
6 27 (7.34%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 18 (4.89%) Senior Manager
8 16 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 15 (4.08%) Data Scientist
9 15 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.80%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.80%) Applications Engineer
11 12 (3.26%) Senior Data Scientist
12 11 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (2.72%) Architect
13 10 (2.72%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (2.72%) Node.js Developer
13 10 (2.72%) PHP Developer
14 9 (2.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.77%) HTML
2 42 (11.41%) CSS
3 33 (8.97%) .NET
4 32 (8.70%) Web Services
5 31 (8.42%) Node.js
6 30 (8.15%) AngularJS
7 27 (7.34%) XML
8 26 (7.07%) Spring
9 25 (6.79%) React
10 24 (6.52%) REST
11 20 (5.43%) Spring Boot
12 19 (5.16%) .NET Framework
13 16 (4.35%) Ajax
13 16 (4.35%) SOAP
14 11 (2.99%) Vue.js
15 10 (2.72%) OAuth
15 10 (2.72%) WCF
15 10 (2.72%) WPF
16 9 (2.45%) HTML5
16 9 (2.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 19 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.08%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.80%) User Experience
6 13 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.53%) Virtual Team
7 12 (3.26%) Cloud Native
7 12 (3.26%) e-Learning
8 11 (2.99%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.72%) Life Science
9 10 (2.72%) SCADA
10 9 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.63%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (1.09%) Clustering
12 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.82%) Blog
13 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.05%) Linux
2 34 (9.24%) Windows
3 14 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.90%) Unix
6 5 (1.36%) Android
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (34.24%) Computer Science
3 67 (18.21%) Software Engineering
4 59 (16.03%) Analytics
4 59 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (15.49%) Project Management
6 56 (15.22%) Mathematics
7 49 (13.32%) DevOps
8 40 (10.87%) CI/CD
9 39 (10.60%) Mentoring
10 34 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (8.70%) Machine Learning
12 31 (8.42%) Test Automation
13 29 (7.88%) Microservices
13 29 (7.88%) Scrum
14 28 (7.61%) Data Science
14 28 (7.61%) Visualisation
15 27 (7.34%) Full Stack Development
15 27 (7.34%) ITIL
16 26 (7.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.74%) JavaScript
1 80 (21.74%) SQL
2 64 (17.39%) Java
3 40 (10.87%) C#
4 38 (10.33%) Python
5 32 (8.70%) TypeScript
6 24 (6.52%) C++
7 20 (5.43%) C
8 18 (4.89%) R
9 12 (3.26%) PHP
10 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.63%) Java 8
12 5 (1.36%) Java 11
13 3 (0.82%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.54%) Bash
14 2 (0.54%) Scala
14 2 (0.54%) VC++
15 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (18.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.43%) DBS Check
4 17 (4.62%) Master's Degree
5 10 (2.72%) PhD
6 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.63%) CISSP
8 5 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.36%) MCSE
8 5 (1.36%) Postgraduate
8 5 (1.36%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.09%) APMP
9 4 (1.09%) CIMA
9 4 (1.09%) CIPD
9 4 (1.09%) CISM
9 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.82%) ISEB
10 3 (0.82%) PMP
11 2 (0.54%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.71%) QA
2 10 (2.72%) Accessibility
3 7 (1.90%) CDISC
3 7 (1.90%) GDPR
3 7 (1.90%) SLA
4 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.82%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) GMP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 31 (8.42%) Docker
2 13 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.45%) Puppet
3 7 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 7 (1.90%) WSUS
4 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.09%) SCOM
5 4 (1.09%) Terraform
6 3 (0.82%) Ansible
6 3 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.71%) Cisco
3 16 (4.35%) Google
3 16 (4.35%) Oracle
4 15 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (3.53%) HP
5 13 (3.53%) VMware
6 12 (3.26%) BMC
6 12 (3.26%) Citrix
6 12 (3.26%) Siemens
7 11 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.99%) HubSpot
7 11 (2.99%) Ivanti
7 11 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.72%) SAP
9 8 (2.17%) Sun
10 6 (1.63%) Pardot
11 5 (1.36%) Adobe
11 5 (1.36%) FactSet
11 5 (1.36%) Marketo