Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 27 20
Rank change year-on-year -29 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 144 440 745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.55% 7.93% 11.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.65% 47.01% 46.53%
Number of salaries quoted 132 351 643
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,375 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £83,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

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 441 936 1,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.94% 16.87% 23.66%
Number of salaries quoted 337 708 1,366
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.70% +4.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £26,125
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,750 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.52% -2.22% +5.88%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -2 5 £53,000 -7.83% 2
Altrincham -9 4 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Salford +8 2 £50,000 +32.95% 1
Oldham +5 2 £52,314 +7.86% 2
Wigan +1 2 £47,500 +150.00%
Bolton -3 2 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Cheadle +8 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 44 (30.56%) C#
4 44 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (30.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (29.86%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (29.86%) Finance
6 37 (25.69%) .NET
7 31 (21.53%) SQL Server
8 30 (20.83%) Change Management
9 29 (20.14%) JavaScript
10 27 (18.75%) SQL
10 27 (18.75%) React
10 27 (18.75%) Azure
11 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
12 23 (15.97%) ITIL
13 21 (14.58%) Project Management
13 21 (14.58%) DevOps
13 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
14 18 (12.50%) Visual Studio
14 18 (12.50%) Java
15 17 (11.81%) Blazor
16 16 (11.11%) AWS
16 16 (11.11%) Oracle
17 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET
18 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (9.72%) Data Analysis
18 14 (9.72%) Docker

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 13 (9.03%) CMS
2 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.75%) Azure
2 16 (11.11%) AWS
3 12 (8.33%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.39%) Office 365
6 2 (1.39%) Serverless
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.69%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) Firewall
2 5 (3.47%) MPLS
3 4 (2.78%) Internet
3 4 (2.78%) LAN
3 4 (2.78%) Skype
3 4 (2.78%) WAN
4 3 (2.08%) BGP
4 3 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.08%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (2.08%) VoIP
4 3 (2.08%) Wireless
5 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.39%) Network Security
5 2 (1.39%) SMS
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.69%) 3G
6 1 (0.69%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) IPv4
6 1 (0.69%) IPv6
6 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) Power BI
3 8 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.86%) Data Lake
4 7 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.86%) QlikView
4 7 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.47%) Amazon QuickSight
5 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.47%) Tableau
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.08%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.08%) MySQL
7 3 (2.08%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.25%) JIRA
3 4 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.78%) Selenium
3 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.08%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 43 (29.86%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.94%) Law
4 7 (4.86%) Legal
4 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.17%) Banking
6 5 (3.47%) Marketing
7 4 (2.78%) Electronics
7 4 (2.78%) Housing Association
7 4 (2.78%) Retail
8 3 (2.08%) Local Government
8 3 (2.08%) Social Housing
9 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (28.47%) Developer
2 21 (14.58%) .NET Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Analyst
3 13 (9.03%) Software Developer
4 12 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Graduate
5 11 (7.64%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) .NET Software Developer
6 10 (6.94%) IT Manager
7 9 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Agile Developer
7 9 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.86%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.69%) .NET
2 27 (18.75%) React
3 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
4 17 (11.81%) Blazor
5 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET
6 13 (9.03%) HTML
7 11 (7.64%) Web Services
8 10 (6.94%) CSS
9 9 (6.25%) .NET Core
9 9 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (4.86%) REST
11 6 (4.17%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.47%) Ember.js
12 5 (3.47%) jQuery
12 5 (3.47%) Spring
13 4 (2.78%) Node.js
13 4 (2.78%) Vue.js
14 3 (2.08%) Apache Cordova
14 3 (2.08%) XML
15 2 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) User Experience
3 7 (4.86%) Blog
3 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.78%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.39%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.69%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) NPfIT
8 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Windows
2 8 (5.56%) Linux
3 7 (4.86%) CentOS
3 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (29.86%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (20.83%) Change Management
5 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
6 23 (15.97%) ITIL
7 21 (14.58%) DevOps
7 21 (14.58%) Project Management
8 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.72%) Data Analysis
9 13 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (9.03%) Front End Development
10 12 (8.33%) Process Improvement
10 12 (8.33%) Project Delivery
11 11 (7.64%) OO
11 11 (7.64%) PRINCE2
12 9 (6.25%) Business Case
13 8 (5.56%) OOP
13 8 (5.56%) TDD
13 8 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.56%) C#
2 29 (20.14%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.75%) SQL
4 18 (12.50%) Java
5 12 (8.33%) Python
6 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.17%) C++
7 6 (4.17%) PHP
8 5 (3.47%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.08%) Erlang
10 3 (2.08%) Go
10 3 (2.08%) Ruby
11 2 (1.39%) C
12 1 (0.69%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.69%) VB
12 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (30.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.25%) PhD
4 7 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.86%) RHCE
5 5 (3.47%) CCIE
5 5 (3.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 5 (3.47%) CCNP
5 5 (3.47%) ISEB
5 5 (3.47%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.47%) Master's Degree
5 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.78%) CISSP
7 3 (2.08%) ACCA
7 3 (2.08%) CISA
8 2 (1.39%) CCNA
8 2 (1.39%) CEH
8 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.39%) NEBOSH
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) GLP
3 1 (0.69%) NCSC
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (9.72%) Docker
2 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.86%) Ansible
1 7 (4.86%) Kubernetes
1 7 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.86%) Puppet
2 4 (2.78%) Terraform
3 1 (0.69%) CASB
3 1 (0.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle
3 13 (9.03%) VMware
4 10 (6.94%) SAP
5 7 (4.86%) Splunk
6 6 (4.17%) Cisco
7 5 (3.47%) Juniper
8 4 (2.78%) Google
8 4 (2.78%) Snowplow
9 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.69%) Agilent
10 1 (0.69%) Arqiva
10 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.69%) Cognos
10 1 (0.69%) Databricks
10 1 (0.69%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.69%) Huawei
10 1 (0.69%) Nokia