Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 111 90 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.97% 8.79% 9.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.44% 42.45% 36.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 77
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £35,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.80% -8.39% -13.89%
10th Percentile £26,550 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,725 £60,000 £66,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.30%

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 234 212 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 27.34% 20.70% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 181 128 172
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £38,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -2.28% -1.60%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £25,575
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +13 76 £50,000 +27.39% 22
Bootle - 11 £53,550 - 4
Wirral +6 6 £48,750 +62.50%
Birkenhead - 6 £28,500 - 1
St Helens +8 1 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 28 (25.23%) Project Management
3 23 (20.72%) Finance
3 23 (20.72%) ITIL
4 22 (19.82%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 21 (18.92%) Computer Science
6 20 (18.02%) SQL
6 20 (18.02%) Change Management
6 20 (18.02%) Business Continuity
6 20 (18.02%) ITIL V3
7 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
7 19 (17.12%) Information Security
8 17 (15.32%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (15.32%) Linux
8 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (15.32%) CISSP
9 16 (14.41%) Management Information System
9 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
9 16 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (14.41%) IT Strategy
10 15 (13.51%) SIEM
11 14 (12.61%) High Availability
11 14 (12.61%) PowerShell
11 14 (12.61%) TCP/IP
12 13 (11.71%) LAN
12 13 (11.71%) WAN
12 13 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (11.71%) Firmware

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 4 (3.60%) CMS
2 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 2 (1.80%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
2 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) JBoss
3 1 (0.90%) nginx
3 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.80%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) SAP BPC
2 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
2 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.70%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.80%) IaaS
5 2 (1.80%) PaaS
5 2 (1.80%) Serverless
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.90%) Asana
6 1 (0.90%) G Suite
6 1 (0.90%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.90%) Route 53
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.61%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.71%) Firewall
2 13 (11.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (11.71%) LAN
2 13 (11.71%) Network Security
2 13 (11.71%) WAN
3 12 (10.81%) Wireless
4 11 (9.91%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (9.91%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (9.91%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (9.91%) Cisco Wireless
4 11 (9.91%) IPsec
4 11 (9.91%) MPLS
4 11 (9.91%) Multicast
4 11 (9.91%) SSL
4 11 (9.91%) VoIP
4 11 (9.91%) VPN
5 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 2 (1.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.41%) MySQL
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.80%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.80%) GIS
5 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.80%) QGIS
5 2 (1.80%) Spatial Data
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Selenium
2 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.80%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.90%) Redmine
General
1 23 (20.72%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.31%) Marketing
4 5 (4.50%) Law
5 3 (2.70%) Advertising
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Analyst
1 19 (17.12%) Team Leader
2 17 (15.32%) Architect
3 13 (11.71%) Network Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Senior Security Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Security Architect
6 7 (6.31%) Applications Architect
6 7 (6.31%) Automation Specialist
6 7 (6.31%) Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Security Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Systems Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.50%) Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) IT Support
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) .NET
2 8 (7.21%) REST
2 8 (7.21%) SOAP
3 6 (5.41%) CSS
3 6 (5.41%) HTML
4 3 (2.70%) jQuery
4 3 (2.70%) LAMP
5 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.80%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.80%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.80%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (1.80%) LINQ
5 2 (1.80%) YAML
6 1 (0.90%) Ajax
6 1 (0.90%) JTS
6 1 (0.90%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.90%) React
6 1 (0.90%) Web Services
6 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (14.41%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.31%) Robotics
5 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.41%) User Experience
6 4 (3.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (3.60%) Cyberattack
7 3 (2.70%) Clustering
8 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.80%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.80%) Wiki
9 1 (0.90%) Blog
9 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.90%) Photography
9 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.90%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 17 (15.32%) Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) CentOS
4 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.90%) Debian
5 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.23%) Project Management
2 23 (20.72%) ITIL
3 22 (19.82%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (18.02%) Business Continuity
4 20 (18.02%) Change Management
4 20 (18.02%) ITIL V3
5 19 (17.12%) Information Security
6 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (15.32%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (14.41%) IT Strategy
7 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
8 15 (13.51%) SIEM
9 14 (12.61%) High Availability
10 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (11.71%) Proactive Monitoring
10 13 (11.71%) Security Architecture
10 13 (11.71%) Task Automation
11 12 (10.81%) Analytics
12 11 (9.91%) Network Management
12 11 (9.91%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
2 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.61%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.91%) C#
5 6 (5.41%) Python
6 4 (3.60%) VBA
7 3 (2.70%) Perl
7 3 (2.70%) PHP
7 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.90%) C
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) Java
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (15.32%) CISSP
2 13 (11.71%) CCNP
2 13 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.91%) CCDP
4 8 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (6.31%) Master's Degree
5 7 (6.31%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (5.41%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) ISEB
6 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
7 5 (4.50%) CISA
7 5 (4.50%) CISM
8 2 (1.80%) CCNA
8 2 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.90%) CIPD
9 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.90%) MCSE
9 1 (0.90%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.01%) GDPR
3 8 (7.21%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.50%) QA
6 4 (3.60%) COBIT
6 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.80%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) Firmware
2 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) Docker
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.80%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (9.91%) Cisco UCCX
1 11 (9.91%) Nessus
1 11 (9.91%) TrustSec
2 4 (3.60%) Nagios
3 2 (1.80%) Ansible
3 2 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.80%) Puppet
3 2 (1.80%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.90%) Rancher
4 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) Cisco
3 8 (7.21%) Blue Prism
3 8 (7.21%) Micro Focus
3 8 (7.21%) SAP
4 7 (6.31%) Sun
5 4 (3.60%) Darktrace
5 4 (3.60%) Digital Shadows
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle
6 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.80%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.80%) ESRI
7 2 (1.80%) HP
7 2 (1.80%) Juniper
7 2 (1.80%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.80%) New Relic
7 2 (1.80%) Veritas
7 2 (1.80%) VMware