Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -20
Permanent jobs citing Degree 77 92 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.96% 9.50% 8.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.85% 46.70% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56 80 56
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £39,250 £39,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.46% -0.32% -1.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,875 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 184 197 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 23.80% 20.35% 29.83%
Number of salaries quoted 139 139 205
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% -1.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,800 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Merseyside over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Liverpool 0 57 £41,000 +0.61% 20
Wirral +10 6 £25,000 -28.57%
Bootle - 6 £40,349 - 1
Birkenhead +1 5 £28,500 -28.75% 1
St Helens +6 1 £26,500 +6.00%
Southport -4 1 £44,000 +10.00%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
3 21 (27.27%) Information Security
4 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
5 15 (19.48%) .NET
5 15 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
6 14 (18.18%) C#
6 14 (18.18%) Finance
7 13 (16.88%) Windows
7 13 (16.88%) Computer Science
8 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
9 11 (14.29%) Time Management
10 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.99%) CISSP
10 10 (12.99%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) GDPR
11 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.69%) Due Diligence
11 9 (11.69%) SOAP
11 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.69%) Micro Focus
11 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
11 9 (11.69%) Validation
11 9 (11.69%) REST
11 9 (11.69%) Procedural Programming
11 9 (11.69%) Coaching
11 9 (11.69%) Blue Prism
11 9 (11.69%) Robotic Process Automation

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (6.49%) CMS
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.60%) Serverless
5 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
1 4 (5.19%) Network Security
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) Intranet
2 2 (2.60%) VLAN
2 2 (2.60%) VoIP
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.60%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.60%) GIS
5 2 (2.60%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) Power BI
5 2 (2.60%) QGIS
5 2 (2.60%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.30%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) QlikView
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.60%) ReSharper
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.09%) Retail
5 6 (7.79%) Law
6 5 (6.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.30%) Automotive
7 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) Architect
3 11 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Security Architect
5 9 (11.69%) Developer
5 9 (11.69%) IT Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Automation Specialist
7 7 (9.09%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.49%) Administrator
8 5 (6.49%) Case Management Team Leader
8 5 (6.49%) Information Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Information Security Architect
8 5 (6.49%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Systems Administration Leader
8 5 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.19%) Asset Management Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.19%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) IT Support
9 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) REST
2 9 (11.69%) SOAP
3 6 (7.79%) CSS
3 6 (7.79%) HTML
3 6 (7.79%) JSON
4 5 (6.49%) RESTful
5 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.19%) Backbone.js
5 4 (5.19%) Ember.js
5 4 (5.19%) React
6 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.60%) jQuery
7 2 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.60%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (2.60%) LINQ
7 2 (2.60%) YAML
8 1 (1.30%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.39%) Robotics
3 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.49%) Cloud Native
4 5 (6.49%) Life Science
5 4 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.60%) Blog
6 2 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.60%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.60%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (2.60%) Social Media
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Photography
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Information Security
3 13 (16.88%) Computer Science
4 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
5 11 (14.29%) Time Management
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.69%) Coaching
7 9 (11.69%) Due Diligence
7 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.69%) Procedural Programming
7 9 (11.69%) Robotic Process Automation
7 9 (11.69%) Validation
8 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.09%) Mathematics
8 7 (9.09%) Project Management
8 7 (9.09%) Security Operations
8 7 (9.09%) Workflow
9 6 (7.79%) CRM
9 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
3 14 (18.18%) C#
4 10 (12.99%) SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) VBA
6 1 (1.30%) R
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) CISSP
2 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.49%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (6.49%) GIAC
3 5 (6.49%) ISEB
4 4 (5.19%) CISM
5 3 (3.90%) CISA
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.99%) GDPR
3 7 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 6 (7.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (7.79%) QA
5 5 (6.49%) COBIT
6 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Docker
1 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Ansible
1 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Blue Prism
1 9 (11.69%) Micro Focus
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) SAP
3 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco
3 2 (2.60%) Darktrace
3 2 (2.60%) Digital Shadows
3 2 (2.60%) ESRI
3 2 (2.60%) Mapinfo
3 2 (2.60%) Nintex
3 2 (2.60%) Vectorworks
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.30%) Sun
4 1 (1.30%) Tableau