Period
to 29 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Degree 581 1,415 1,871
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.65% 7.75% 8.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.89% 35.62% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 500 990 1,507
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,266 3,972 4,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.66% 21.77% 19.55%
Number of salaries quoted 967 2,781 3,269
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,700 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the North of England

Degree
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Degree in the North of England

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the North of England over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in the North of England

Degree
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North of England region over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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
Yorkshire +21 267 £50,000 +29.03% 60
North West -15 264 £50,000 +25.00% 98
North East -10 50 £45,000 -3.23% 40
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 232 (39.93%) SQL
2 217 (37.35%) Software Engineering
3 198 (34.08%) Computer Science
4 180 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (28.74%) Java
6 130 (22.38%) JavaScript
7 117 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
8 115 (19.79%) Project Management
9 110 (18.93%) Management Information System
10 108 (18.59%) C#
11 107 (18.42%) Microsoft
12 100 (17.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 99 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
14 95 (16.35%) Finance
15 91 (15.66%) .NET
16 84 (14.46%) Scrum
16 84 (14.46%) Git (software)
17 83 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 82 (14.11%) NoSQL
19 79 (13.60%) Algorithms
20 78 (13.43%) Data Structures
21 76 (13.08%) Test Automation
22 74 (12.74%) Python
23 73 (12.56%) AngularJS
24 72 (12.39%) Windows
25 71 (12.22%) ITIL
26 70 (12.05%) Subversion
27 69 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
28 67 (11.53%) AWS
29 66 (11.36%) Azure

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 29 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.48%) IIS
3 12 (2.07%) Apache
4 11 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.86%) CMS
5 5 (0.86%) Confluence
5 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.69%) JBoss
6 4 (0.69%) nginx
6 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) Sketch
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Shopify
2 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.53%) AWS
2 66 (11.36%) Azure
3 23 (3.96%) Office 365
4 22 (3.79%) Power Platform
5 17 (2.93%) GCP
6 15 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.20%) SaaS
9 6 (1.03%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.52%) IaaS
11 3 (0.52%) PaaS
11 3 (0.52%) Serverless
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.34%) npm
12 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.34%) Yammer
13 1 (0.17%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.17%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.82%) LAN
2 20 (3.44%) Firewall
3 19 (3.27%) WAN
4 18 (3.10%) Wireless
5 16 (2.75%) Internet
5 16 (2.75%) SAN
6 11 (1.89%) SSL
6 11 (1.89%) VoIP
7 10 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.38%) DNS
9 7 (1.20%) Network Security
9 7 (1.20%) Skype
9 7 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.03%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.86%) NAS
11 5 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.69%) DHCP
12 4 (0.69%) MPLS
13 3 (0.52%) SMS
13 3 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 82 (14.11%) NoSQL
3 51 (8.78%) Big Data
4 22 (3.79%) Power BI
5 21 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.44%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.41%) Data Lake
8 13 (2.24%) MySQL
9 12 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.89%) BigQuery
10 11 (1.89%) QlikView
10 11 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.72%) CloverETL
12 9 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.20%) Tableau
14 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.86%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 84 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 70 (12.05%) Subversion
3 45 (7.75%) Mercurial
4 22 (3.79%) Visual Studio
5 16 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.58%) JUnit
7 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.38%) Spinnaker
10 7 (1.20%) JIRA
10 7 (1.20%) Xcode
11 6 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.03%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.69%) GCC
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.52%) Gradle
13 3 (0.52%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.52%) Mockito
13 3 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 95 (16.35%) Finance
2 32 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 31 (5.34%) Legal
4 19 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.93%) Marketing
6 16 (2.75%) Banking
7 15 (2.58%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.58%) Public Sector
8 14 (2.41%) Retail
9 9 (1.55%) Games
10 8 (1.38%) Housing Association
11 7 (1.20%) Billing
11 7 (1.20%) Law
12 6 (1.03%) Electronics
13 4 (0.69%) Local Government
14 3 (0.52%) Military
14 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.52%) Social Housing
15 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (22.55%) Software Engineer
2 120 (20.65%) Developer
3 62 (10.67%) Analyst
4 55 (9.47%) Java Engineer
5 53 (9.12%) Java Software Engineer
6 32 (5.51%) Architect
6 32 (5.51%) Java Developer
7 31 (5.34%) Senior Software Engineer
8 23 (3.96%) Support Analyst
9 22 (3.79%) .NET Developer
9 22 (3.79%) Senior Developer
10 21 (3.61%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.44%) Applications Support
12 18 (3.10%) IT Manager
12 18 (3.10%) Technical Support
13 17 (2.93%) Graduate
14 15 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
14 15 (2.58%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (2.41%) Business Analyst
16 13 (2.24%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (15.66%) .NET
2 73 (12.56%) AngularJS
3 65 (11.19%) REST
4 58 (9.98%) Node.js
5 40 (6.88%) HTML
6 38 (6.54%) React
7 32 (5.51%) Web Services
8 27 (4.65%) RESTful
9 25 (4.30%) CSS
10 24 (4.13%) ASP.NET
11 17 (2.93%) .NET Framework
11 17 (2.93%) jQuery
12 16 (2.75%) JSON
13 14 (2.41%) Spring
14 13 (2.24%) Blazor
15 11 (1.89%) Middleware
15 11 (1.89%) XML
16 9 (1.55%) .NET Core
17 8 (1.38%) HTML5
17 8 (1.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (18.93%) Management Information System
2 99 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (13.60%) Algorithms
4 78 (13.43%) Data Structures
5 26 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.27%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.41%) PKI
7 14 (2.41%) User Experience
8 10 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.72%) Life Science
9 9 (1.55%) iPhone
9 9 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.20%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.03%) Replication
13 5 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.86%) Lidar
13 5 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.39%) Windows
2 39 (6.71%) Linux
3 36 (6.20%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.58%) Android
6 13 (2.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.38%) CentOS
7 8 (1.38%) Unix
8 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.86%) Robot Operating System
9 5 (0.86%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) CatOS
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (37.35%) Software Engineering
2 198 (34.08%) Computer Science
3 180 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (19.79%) Project Management
6 84 (14.46%) Scrum
7 76 (13.08%) Test Automation
8 71 (12.22%) ITIL
9 69 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (11.36%) OO
11 63 (10.84%) Decision-Making
12 60 (10.33%) Unit Testing
13 58 (9.98%) Information Management
14 50 (8.61%) Mathematics
15 42 (7.23%) Information Security
16 41 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
18 39 (6.71%) DevOps
19 38 (6.54%) Mentoring
20 33 (5.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (39.93%) SQL
2 167 (28.74%) Java
3 130 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 108 (18.59%) C#
5 74 (12.74%) Python
6 32 (5.51%) C++
7 24 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.10%) PHP
9 16 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.58%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.41%) R
12 13 (2.24%) C
13 9 (1.55%) Perl
14 7 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.03%) Go
15 6 (1.03%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.86%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.86%) Scala
16 5 (0.86%) VBA
17 4 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (17.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 43 (7.40%) Numerate Degree
3 27 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.96%) CISSP
5 21 (3.61%) CISM
6 17 (2.93%) MCP
6 17 (2.93%) PhD
7 14 (2.41%) HNC
7 14 (2.41%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.07%) MCSA
9 11 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.72%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (1.55%) MCSE
12 8 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (1.20%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.03%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.03%) ISEB
14 6 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.65%) GDPR
1 27 (4.65%) SLA
2 24 (4.13%) QA
3 18 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.03%) RMADS
5 4 (0.69%) COBIT
5 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.69%) NIST
6 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.52%) PMO
7 2 (0.34%) GAMP
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.34%) WCAG
8 1 (0.17%) GLP
8 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 32 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.44%) Docker
4 11 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.89%) Terminal Server
5 8 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) Firmware
7 2 (0.34%) NFS
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.34%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 19 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.03%) Ansible
2 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.03%) Puppet
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.52%) Terraform
5 2 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) CASB
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) Nessus
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.99%) VMware
3 20 (3.44%) Google
4 17 (2.93%) Oracle
5 15 (2.58%) Cisco
6 14 (2.41%) Citrix
7 11 (1.89%) SAP
8 8 (1.38%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.03%) Autodesk
9 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.03%) Splunk
10 5 (0.86%) Veeam
11 4 (0.69%) Adobe
11 4 (0.69%) Capita
11 4 (0.69%) EMC
11 4 (0.69%) IBM
11 4 (0.69%) Nasuni
11 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.52%) Databricks