Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 27 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Degree 109 51 118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 8.84% 7.52% 10.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.10% 49.04% 47.39%
Number of salaries quoted 74 45 39
10th Percentile £26,125 £25,500 £30,200
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £35,526
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,821 £44,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.95% -5.38% -2.11%
75th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £60,513
90th Percentile £56,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.04%

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 the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 222 104 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.00% 15.34% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 174 87 142
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,950 £24,325
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,313 £53,750 £50,305
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £65,900
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the North East

Degree
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the North East.

Salary trend for Degree in the North East

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the North East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Degree in the North East

Degree
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Tyne and Wear -6 75 £42,500 -5.56% 50
Durham +15 33 £36,750 -2.00% 14
Northumberland - 1 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 North East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 63 (57.80%) Computer Science
2 50 (45.87%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (40.37%) Software Engineering
4 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
5 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (34.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 38 (34.86%) Social Skills
7 37 (33.94%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (32.11%) Windows
9 33 (30.28%) SQL Server
9 33 (30.28%) Marketing
10 31 (28.44%) Windows Server
11 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
11 26 (23.85%) C#
11 26 (23.85%) HND
12 25 (22.94%) QA
12 25 (22.94%) Systems Analysis
12 25 (22.94%) .NET
13 24 (22.02%) XML
13 24 (22.02%) XSLT
13 24 (22.02%) HNC
14 23 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (18.35%) Project Management
15 20 (18.35%) Information Management
16 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
17 15 (13.76%) Azure
18 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
18 14 (12.84%) Quality Management
18 14 (12.84%) Workflow
18 14 (12.84%) DevOps

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (4.59%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (33.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.59%) InVision
2 5 (4.59%) Marvel
2 5 (4.59%) Sketch
2 5 (4.59%) UserZoom
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Azure
2 13 (11.93%) AWS
3 7 (6.42%) Serverless
4 5 (4.59%) Miro
5 4 (3.67%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (3.67%) GitHub
5 4 (3.67%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.75%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.75%) SaaS
6 3 (2.75%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.83%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.92%) GCP
8 1 (0.92%) IaaS
8 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Internet
2 6 (5.50%) DHCP
2 6 (5.50%) DNS
3 5 (4.59%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (4.59%) Firewall
3 5 (4.59%) LAN
3 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.59%) WAN
4 4 (3.67%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) VoIP
5 2 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.75%) Power BI
3 3 (2.75%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.75%) Tableau
4 2 (1.83%) Metadata
4 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.92%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) JIRA
2 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.42%) Postman
5 5 (4.59%) Axure RP
5 5 (4.59%) Selenium
6 4 (3.67%) GitLab
6 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.75%) Cypress.io
7 3 (2.75%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 38 (34.86%) Social Skills
2 33 (30.28%) Marketing
3 23 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.17%) Automotive
5 8 (7.34%) Games
6 6 (5.50%) Banking
6 6 (5.50%) Legal
6 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.67%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.67%) Retail
7 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.75%) Finance
8 3 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Analyst
2 26 (23.85%) Customer Analyst
3 24 (22.02%) Systems Analyst
4 14 (12.84%) Junior
5 12 (11.01%) Developer
5 12 (11.01%) Junior Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Junior Systems Analyst
6 10 (9.17%) Field Support Technician
6 10 (9.17%) Support Technician
7 9 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Graduate
9 5 (4.59%) Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Senior User Researcher
9 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) User Researcher
9 5 (4.59%) Wintel Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.94%) .NET
2 24 (22.02%) XML
2 24 (22.02%) XSLT
3 7 (6.42%) React
4 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.50%) CSS
4 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) Node.js
5 4 (3.67%) GraphQL
6 3 (2.75%) Jest
6 3 (2.75%) Redux
6 3 (2.75%) TypeORM
7 2 (1.83%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.83%) NgRx
7 2 (1.83%) REST
7 2 (1.83%) RESTful
7 2 (1.83%) RxJS
7 2 (1.83%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.92%) CSS3
8 1 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.93%) User Experience
3 10 (9.17%) CAN bus
3 10 (9.17%) Driving Licence
3 10 (9.17%) Internet of Things
4 5 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.67%) Digital Signage
5 4 (3.67%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.83%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.83%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.11%) Windows
2 31 (28.44%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (57.80%) Computer Science
2 50 (45.87%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (40.37%) Software Engineering
4 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (34.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 25 (22.94%) Systems Analysis
7 20 (18.35%) Information Management
7 20 (18.35%) Project Management
8 14 (12.84%) DevOps
8 14 (12.84%) Quality Management
8 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.84%) Workflow
9 12 (11.01%) Data Management
9 12 (11.01%) Waterfall
10 10 (9.17%) Analytics
11 9 (8.26%) Change Management
11 9 (8.26%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (8.26%) ITIL
12 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.85%) C#
2 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
3 12 (11.01%) Java
4 11 (10.09%) SQL
5 9 (8.26%) C
5 9 (8.26%) C++
5 9 (8.26%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.26%) Python
6 8 (7.34%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.59%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.67%) Go
9 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.92%) Perl
10 1 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (23.85%) HND
2 24 (22.02%) HNC
3 13 (11.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (7.34%) MCSE
4 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.59%) MCSA
6 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) CCNA
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.83%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.83%) MBA
7 2 (1.83%) PhD
8 1 (0.92%) CISSP
8 1 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.94%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) Docker
3 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.59%) vSphere
3 5 (4.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Terraform
2 5 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.59%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.59%) WSUS
3 4 (3.67%) Packer
4 2 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.92%) Ansible
5 1 (0.92%) MIIS
Vendors
1 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) VMware
3 8 (7.34%) Cisco
4 6 (5.50%) Citrix
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle
5 5 (4.59%) Veritas
6 4 (3.67%) BroadSoft
6 4 (3.67%) New Relic
7 3 (2.75%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.75%) Netlify
7 3 (2.75%) Splunk
8 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.83%) Dell
8 2 (1.83%) F5
8 2 (1.83%) HP
8 2 (1.83%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.92%) Red Hat