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

Academic Degree
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 27 13
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 87 76 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.63% 6.94% 11.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.94% 30.52% 51.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75 65 97
Merseyside median annual salary £50,000 £30,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -26.83% -25.45%
10th Percentile £27,900 £19,500 £22,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,000 £63,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -

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 198 249 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.93% 22.74% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 166 160 156
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £39,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.02% +3.29% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,625 £61,625 £61,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 June 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 June 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 +11 61 £50,000 +53.85% 17
Wirral +11 7 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Bootle - 7 £53,550 -
Birkenhead +1 1 - - 1
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 25 (28.74%) Project Management
2 25 (28.74%) Computer Science
3 23 (26.44%) High Availability
4 22 (25.29%) Change Management
5 21 (24.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (22.99%) ITIL
7 19 (21.84%) Windows
7 19 (21.84%) Business Continuity
7 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (21.84%) ITIL V3
8 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
9 16 (18.39%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (17.24%) SIEM
10 15 (17.24%) Master's Degree
11 14 (16.09%) TOGAF
11 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
11 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (16.09%) CISSP
11 14 (16.09%) Python
11 14 (16.09%) PHP
11 14 (16.09%) SQL
11 14 (16.09%) Firewall
12 13 (14.94%) Nagios
12 13 (14.94%) Finance
12 13 (14.94%) MySQL
12 13 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (14.94%) Firmware
12 13 (14.94%) CCNP

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 2 (2.30%) Apache
1 2 (2.30%) Confluence
1 2 (2.30%) Drupal
2 1 (1.15%) JBoss
2 1 (1.15%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.30%) Magento
3 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon ELB
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon S3
2 10 (11.49%) Route 53
2 10 (11.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (5.75%) Office 365
4 3 (3.45%) SaaS
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.30%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Asana
6 1 (1.15%) G Suite
6 1 (1.15%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
1 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
2 13 (14.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (14.94%) LAN
2 13 (14.94%) WAN
3 12 (13.79%) Wireless
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco Wireless
4 11 (12.64%) IPsec
4 11 (12.64%) MPLS
4 11 (12.64%) Multicast
4 11 (12.64%) Network Security
4 11 (12.64%) SSL
4 11 (12.64%) VoIP
4 11 (12.64%) VPN
5 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) MySQL
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.30%) JIRA
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) Redmine
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Marketing
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Advertising
5 2 (2.30%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Team Leader
2 13 (14.94%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Security Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Security Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Architect
6 9 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (8.05%) Applications Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Systems Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Graduate
8 5 (5.75%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Web Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) LAMP
2 2 (2.30%) CSS
2 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) jQuery
2 2 (2.30%) Symfony
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) Zend Framework
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.15%) HTML5
3 1 (1.15%) JTS
3 1 (1.15%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.15%) LINQ
3 1 (1.15%) Qt
3 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.15%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.15%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) Computer Science
2 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.90%) User Experience
5 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.45%) Clustering
6 3 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (3.45%) Cyberattack
6 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.30%) Social Gaming
7 2 (2.30%) Wiki
8 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.15%) LIMS
8 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 19 (21.84%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) CentOS
4 10 (11.49%) Debian
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Project Management
2 23 (26.44%) High Availability
3 22 (25.29%) Change Management
4 20 (22.99%) ITIL
5 19 (21.84%) Business Continuity
5 19 (21.84%) ITIL V3
5 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (18.39%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (17.24%) SIEM
8 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (16.09%) TOGAF
9 13 (14.94%) IT Strategy
9 13 (14.94%) Proactive Monitoring
9 13 (14.94%) Task Automation
10 12 (13.79%) DevOps
11 11 (12.64%) Analytics
11 11 (12.64%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (12.64%) Network Management
11 11 (12.64%) Patch Management
11 11 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) PHP
1 14 (16.09%) Python
1 14 (16.09%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) R
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) Scala
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (17.24%) Master's Degree
3 14 (16.09%) CISSP
4 13 (14.94%) CCNP
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.64%) CCDP
6 7 (8.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (3.45%) CISA
7 3 (3.45%) CISM
8 2 (2.30%) CCNA
8 2 (2.30%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.15%) CIPD
9 1 (1.15%) ISEB
9 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.15%) MCAD
9 1 (1.15%) MCSE
9 1 (1.15%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.45%) GDPR
4 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.30%) NEBOSH
5 1 (1.15%) COBIT
5 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) Firmware
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) Docker
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Nagios
2 11 (12.64%) Ansible
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (12.64%) Nessus
2 11 (12.64%) TrustSec
3 2 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Rancher
4 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco
2 11 (12.64%) New Relic
3 10 (11.49%) Splunk
4 6 (6.90%) SAP
4 6 (6.90%) Sun
5 3 (3.45%) Citrix
5 3 (3.45%) Darktrace
5 3 (3.45%) Digital Shadows
5 3 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.30%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) Juniper
6 2 (2.30%) Tableau
6 2 (2.30%) Veritas
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Zend