Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 50 23
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 315 138 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.79% 5.32% 8.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.78% 36.41% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 207 101 373
10th Percentile £24,300 £32,500 £22,550
25th Percentile £31,375 £42,000 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £40,023
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +31.17% -8.52%
75th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £62,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £50,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -15.84% +34.67% -11.76%

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 961 379 1,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.68% 14.60% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 627 275 938
10th Percentile £30,409 £31,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £68,235 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £70,375
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -3.14%

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 September 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 24 September 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 +9 5 £44,536 -10.93% 5
Salford -7 3 - - 3
Bolton -15 2 - - 5
Oldham -3 1 - - 5
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 160 (50.79%) Social Skills
2 116 (36.83%) Computer Science
3 114 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (21.90%) Azure
6 68 (21.59%) Finance
7 66 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (20.63%) Software Engineering
9 63 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 61 (19.37%) Project Management
11 56 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (16.51%) JavaScript
13 49 (15.56%) C#
14 47 (14.92%) SQL Server
15 45 (14.29%) .NET
15 45 (14.29%) AWS
16 42 (13.33%) Management Information System
17 40 (12.70%) Change Management
17 40 (12.70%) DevOps
18 39 (12.38%) Organisational Skills
19 38 (12.06%) Analytics
20 37 (11.75%) Self-Motivation
21 36 (11.43%) SQL
22 35 (11.11%) HTML
22 35 (11.11%) Security Cleared
22 35 (11.11%) Mentoring
23 34 (10.79%) CSS
24 32 (10.16%) Java
25 30 (9.52%) Law
25 30 (9.52%) Information Security

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 9 (2.86%) IIS
2 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.27%) SAS
3 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.32%) MTS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.90%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.63%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) InVision
7 1 (0.32%) Sketch
7 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) C-CURE
2 5 (1.59%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 69 (21.90%) Azure
2 45 (14.29%) AWS
3 27 (8.57%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (6.67%) GCP
5 13 (4.13%) Power Platform
6 12 (3.81%) GitHub
6 12 (3.81%) SaaS
7 8 (2.54%) GitHub Actions
8 7 (2.22%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.90%) Serverless
9 6 (1.90%) Veeva
10 4 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.27%) Azure Service Bus
10 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.27%) PaaS
11 3 (0.95%) Boomi
11 3 (0.95%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.63%) IaaS
12 2 (0.63%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.71%) Wireshark
2 16 (5.08%) Firewall
3 12 (3.81%) HTTP
3 12 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.49%) Modbus
4 11 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.90%) DNS
6 4 (1.27%) VPN
7 3 (0.95%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.95%) DHCP
7 3 (0.95%) PBX
7 3 (0.95%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.95%) VoIP
7 3 (0.95%) WAN
8 2 (0.63%) DMZ
8 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.63%) LAN
8 2 (0.63%) NAS
8 2 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.76%) MySQL
2 15 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.13%) Power BI
4 9 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.90%) Big Data
7 6 (1.90%) Tableau
8 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.13%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.90%) JIRA
5 5 (1.59%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.59%) Maven
5 5 (1.59%) Subversion
6 4 (1.27%) GitLab
6 4 (1.27%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.95%) Cypress.io
7 3 (0.95%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.95%) Postman
7 3 (0.95%) Selenium
7 3 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.95%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.63%) Gradle
8 2 (0.63%) JUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.32%) Grunt
9 1 (0.32%) gulp
General
1 160 (50.79%) Social Skills
2 68 (21.59%) Finance
3 66 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (12.38%) Organisational Skills
5 30 (9.52%) Law
6 29 (9.21%) Public Sector
7 24 (7.62%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (7.30%) Marketing
9 21 (6.67%) Retail
10 19 (6.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 14 (4.44%) Influencing Skills
12 13 (4.13%) Police
13 12 (3.81%) Games
14 11 (3.49%) Electronics
14 11 (3.49%) Military
15 7 (2.22%) Legal
16 6 (1.90%) Aerospace
16 6 (1.90%) Avionics
16 6 (1.90%) Banking
16 6 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (17.78%) Developer
2 35 (11.11%) Analyst
2 35 (11.11%) Graduate
3 31 (9.84%) Consultant
4 29 (9.21%) Software Engineer
5 15 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 15 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 14 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (4.13%) Java Developer
8 12 (3.81%) Incident Analyst
9 11 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (3.49%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 9 (2.86%) Architect
10 9 (2.86%) Junior
10 9 (2.86%) Software Engineering Graduate
11 8 (2.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.29%) .NET
2 35 (11.11%) HTML
3 34 (10.79%) CSS
4 30 (9.52%) React
5 26 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 25 (7.94%) XML
7 24 (7.62%) REST
8 22 (6.98%) Web Services
9 19 (6.03%) Ajax
10 18 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.08%) Spring
12 15 (4.76%) Blazor
12 15 (4.76%) Node.js
13 14 (4.44%) SOAP
14 13 (4.13%) WPF
15 12 (3.81%) Entity Framework
15 12 (3.81%) WCF
16 10 (3.17%) Spring Boot
17 9 (2.86%) HTML5
18 8 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 37 (11.75%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.13%) Video\Live Streaming
4 12 (3.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 12 (3.81%) User Experience
5 11 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.17%) Life Science
6 10 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.22%) CCTV
7 7 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.90%) Blog
8 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.59%) PMI
9 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.27%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.21%) Windows
2 21 (6.67%) Linux
3 9 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.90%) Unix
5 4 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) HPUX
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (36.83%) Computer Science
2 114 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.63%) Software Engineering
4 61 (19.37%) Project Management
5 56 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (12.70%) Change Management
6 40 (12.70%) DevOps
7 38 (12.06%) Analytics
8 35 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 30 (9.52%) Information Security
10 29 (9.21%) Mathematics
11 28 (8.89%) ITIL
12 26 (8.25%) Full Stack Development
13 23 (7.30%) Scrum
13 23 (7.30%) Service Delivery
14 21 (6.67%) Project Delivery
15 20 (6.35%) Open Source
15 20 (6.35%) Test Automation
16 19 (6.03%) Machine Learning
16 19 (6.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.51%) JavaScript
2 49 (15.56%) C#
3 36 (11.43%) SQL
4 32 (10.16%) Java
5 21 (6.67%) Python
6 16 (5.08%) C++
7 15 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.81%) C
9 9 (2.86%) R
10 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.90%) Scala
12 4 (1.27%) Java 8
13 3 (0.95%) Java 11
13 3 (0.95%) Perl
14 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.63%) PHP
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
15 1 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 35 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.54%) MCSE
7 7 (2.22%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.90%) CIMA
8 6 (1.90%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.90%) OCP
8 6 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.90%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.59%) ISEB
10 4 (1.27%) CISSP
11 3 (0.95%) ACCA
11 3 (0.95%) CISA
11 3 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.57%) QA
2 9 (2.86%) CDISC
3 7 (2.22%) PMO
3 7 (2.22%) SLA
4 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.27%) GDPR
5 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.95%) NIST
7 2 (0.63%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.32%) GMP
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.13%) Docker
3 7 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) LXC
4 2 (0.63%) NFS
4 2 (0.63%) SRDF
4 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (2.86%) Ansible
4 7 (2.22%) Terraform
5 6 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.90%) CloudForms
6 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.95%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.89%) Google
3 27 (8.57%) Oracle
4 17 (5.40%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (4.13%) HP
6 11 (3.49%) BMC
6 11 (3.49%) HubSpot
6 11 (3.49%) Ivanti
6 11 (3.49%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.86%) Fujitsu
7 9 (2.86%) Intel
8 8 (2.54%) Cisco
8 8 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.54%) VMware
9 7 (2.22%) SAP
10 6 (1.90%) Pardot
11 5 (1.59%) FactSet
11 5 (1.59%) Marketo
12 4 (1.27%) Adobe
12 4 (1.27%) MuleSoft