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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Degree
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 41 55 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.31% 11.27% 8.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.93% 52.88% 29.58%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 25
Median salary £30,000 £39,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.07% +9.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,600 £21,615
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 137 104 142
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 24.42% 21.31% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 93 67 108
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.75% +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -7 32 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Southport -2 4 £60,000 +100.00%
Birkenhead - 4 £30,000 - 4
St Helens -10 3 £21,000 -47.50%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Degree.

1 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.78%) Finance
3 24 (26.67%) .NET
4 23 (25.56%) Computer Science
5 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.11%) C#
5 19 (21.11%) ITIL
6 18 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (18.89%) SQL
8 16 (17.78%) Windows
9 15 (16.67%) Banking
9 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 15 (16.67%) Project Management
10 14 (15.56%) MVC
11 13 (14.44%) Mathematics
11 13 (14.44%) IT Strategy
12 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
12 12 (13.33%) TOGAF
12 12 (13.33%) jQuery
12 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
12 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
13 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
13 11 (12.22%) WCF
13 11 (12.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
14 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
15 9 (10.00%) CSS
15 9 (10.00%) Linux

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 9 (10.00%) Apache
1 9 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.89%) IIS
3 7 (7.78%) Confluence
4 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.67%) JBoss
5 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Magento
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) IaaS
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.67%) PaaS
2 6 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.11%) Google Play
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) DHCP
1 9 (10.00%) DNS
2 8 (8.89%) VPN
3 6 (6.67%) SAN
4 3 (3.33%) LAN
4 3 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (1.11%) Firewall
6 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) MS Access
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) JIRA
2 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.78%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Gradle
5 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.11%) NuGet
5 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 15 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.33%) Back Office
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 3 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Electronics
5 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Games
6 1 (1.11%) Publishing
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (18.89%) Analyst
3 16 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 16 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (17.78%) C# Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Architect
5 10 (11.11%) Junior
6 9 (10.00%) Junior Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Graduate
7 7 (7.78%) Junior .NET Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Junior C# Developer
7 7 (7.78%) PHP Developer
8 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.67%) IT Manager
8 6 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
8 6 (6.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) .NET
2 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 12 (13.33%) jQuery
3 11 (12.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (12.22%) WCF
4 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 9 (10.00%) CSS
5 9 (10.00%) HTML
6 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (7.78%) HTML5
7 7 (7.78%) Middleware
7 7 (7.78%) Sass
7 7 (7.78%) WinForms
8 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (4.44%) Node.js
9 4 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.78%) N-Tier
4 7 (7.78%) Public Cloud
5 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.33%) Life Science
7 2 (2.22%) NHS
7 2 (2.22%) User Experience
8 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.11%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.11%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.33%) HPUX
6 3 (3.33%) Unix
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.22%) Android
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (21.11%) ITIL
2 18 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 15 (16.67%) Project Management
4 14 (15.56%) MVC
5 13 (14.44%) IT Strategy
5 13 (14.44%) Mathematics
6 12 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 9 (10.00%) DevOps
8 8 (8.89%) ITIL V3
8 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (8.89%) Web Application Development
8 8 (8.89%) Web Development
9 7 (7.78%) Data Integration
9 7 (7.78%) Data Management
9 7 (7.78%) Statistics
9 7 (7.78%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.11%) C#
2 17 (18.89%) SQL
3 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.89%) PHP
5 6 (6.67%) Ruby
6 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.22%) C
8 2 (2.22%) Java
8 2 (2.22%) Python
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) CCNA
1 7 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.67%) EMC Certification
2 6 (6.67%) MCSE
2 6 (6.67%) PMP
3 5 (5.56%) HND
3 5 (5.56%) Postgraduate
4 4 (4.44%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ACCA
5 1 (1.11%) CIMA
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) NCDA
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) PMO
2 5 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) vSphere
3 1 (1.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (7.78%) Atlassian
3 7 (7.78%) Cisco
3 7 (7.78%) VMware
4 6 (6.67%) Citrix
4 6 (6.67%) EMC
4 6 (6.67%) IBM
4 6 (6.67%) Software AG
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
5 4 (4.44%) Zend
6 3 (3.33%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.22%) Splunk
7 2 (2.22%) Sun
7 2 (2.22%) Tableau
8 1 (1.11%) Demandware
8 1 (1.11%) Google
8 1 (1.11%) HP
8 1 (1.11%) NetApp
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Prescot, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 9 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Posted: 9 days ago
Birkenhead
ECOM
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday