Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 30 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 766 1,066 1,710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 6.60% 7.22% 9.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.83% 41.87% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 548 765 1,222
10th Percentile £25,675 £24,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £31,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 2,080 2,546 4,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 17.91% 17.24% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 1,842 3,180
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,906 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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
North West -8 384 £47,500 +5.56% 181
Yorkshire +14 308 £50,000 +29.03% 119
North East -10 74 £40,750 -12.37% 56
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 261 (34.07%) SQL
2 201 (26.24%) JavaScript
3 199 (25.98%) Computer Science
4 194 (25.33%) Java
5 177 (23.11%) Software Engineering
6 173 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 169 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
8 166 (21.67%) C#
9 154 (20.10%) Microsoft
10 136 (17.75%) AWS
11 122 (15.93%) Python
12 117 (15.27%) Git (software)
13 115 (15.01%) Mathematics
14 111 (14.49%) Finance
15 108 (14.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 104 (13.58%) NoSQL
17 97 (12.66%) .NET
18 87 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
19 86 (11.23%) Big Data
19 86 (11.23%) Test Automation
19 86 (11.23%) HTML
20 85 (11.10%) SQL Server
21 82 (10.70%) Node.js
22 79 (10.31%) OO
23 78 (10.18%) Windows
24 77 (10.05%) Numerate Degree
25 75 (9.79%) DevOps
26 70 (9.14%) Azure
27 65 (8.49%) Decision-Making
28 63 (8.22%) Project Management

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 32 (4.18%) CMS
2 15 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.04%) IIS
5 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.65%) WordPress
7 4 (0.52%) Confluence
7 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.52%) SAS
8 2 (0.26%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.13%) WinCC
Applications
1 52 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.52%) InDesign
7 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.39%) InVision
8 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.39%) Sketch
9 2 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.26%) HFM
2 2 (0.26%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.13%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 136 (17.75%) AWS
2 70 (9.14%) Azure
3 34 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (4.18%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.96%) SaaS
7 13 (1.70%) GCP
8 11 (1.44%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.91%) GitHub
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.78%) IaaS
13 5 (0.65%) PaaS
14 4 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.52%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.39%) AWS CodeBuild
15 3 (0.39%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.31%) Firewall
2 20 (2.61%) VoIP
3 18 (2.35%) Wireless
4 17 (2.22%) Internet
5 15 (1.96%) SAN
5 15 (1.96%) WAN
6 14 (1.83%) LAN
6 14 (1.83%) NAS
7 11 (1.44%) Network Security
8 6 (0.78%) DNS
8 6 (0.78%) Intranet
8 6 (0.78%) SSL
9 5 (0.65%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.65%) MPLS
9 5 (0.65%) SMS
9 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.52%) HTTP
11 3 (0.39%) BGP
11 3 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (13.58%) NoSQL
2 86 (11.23%) Big Data
3 85 (11.10%) SQL Server
4 39 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 36 (4.70%) MySQL
6 32 (4.18%) Power BI
7 22 (2.87%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.57%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.17%) QlikView
14 8 (1.04%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.91%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.91%) Informix
15 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 117 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.79%) Subversion
3 49 (6.40%) Mercurial
4 23 (3.00%) JIRA
4 23 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.57%) Selenium
5 12 (1.57%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.04%) Postman
8 6 (0.78%) Gradle
8 6 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.65%) webpack
10 4 (0.52%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.52%) JUnit
10 4 (0.52%) Maven
10 4 (0.52%) Mockito
10 4 (0.52%) Spinnaker
11 3 (0.39%) Buildbot
11 3 (0.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 111 (14.49%) Finance
2 57 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 36 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 35 (4.57%) Retail
5 33 (4.31%) Marketing
6 25 (3.26%) Legal
7 23 (3.00%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.61%) Automotive
9 17 (2.22%) Law
10 15 (1.96%) Publishing
11 12 (1.57%) Local Government
12 11 (1.44%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.44%) Military
13 8 (1.04%) Banking
14 7 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.78%) Back Office
15 6 (0.78%) Games
16 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.39%) Billing
17 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 202 (26.37%) Developer
2 137 (17.89%) Software Engineer
3 82 (10.70%) Analyst
4 74 (9.66%) Graduate
5 59 (7.70%) Software Developer
6 48 (6.27%) Graduate Developer
6 48 (6.27%) Java Engineer
6 48 (6.27%) Java Software Engineer
7 38 (4.96%) Junior
8 35 (4.57%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 30 (3.92%) Junior Developer
11 26 (3.39%) Java Developer
12 23 (3.00%) IT Manager
13 22 (2.87%) Consultant
13 22 (2.87%) Graduate Software Developer
14 19 (2.48%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
15 17 (2.22%) PHP Developer
16 16 (2.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.66%) .NET
2 86 (11.23%) HTML
3 82 (10.70%) Node.js
4 58 (7.57%) CSS
5 47 (6.14%) AngularJS
6 46 (6.01%) React
7 42 (5.48%) Web Services
8 36 (4.70%) REST
9 31 (4.05%) .NET Framework
9 31 (4.05%) jQuery
10 21 (2.74%) Spring
11 20 (2.61%) ASP.NET
11 20 (2.61%) RESTful
12 18 (2.35%) .NET Core
12 18 (2.35%) WPF
12 18 (2.35%) XML
13 17 (2.22%) HTML5
14 16 (2.09%) Sass
14 16 (2.09%) Vue.js
15 15 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.57%) Management Information System
3 55 (7.18%) Algorithms
4 51 (6.66%) Data Structures
5 47 (6.14%) User Experience
6 44 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.00%) Life Science
8 19 (2.48%) Blog
9 15 (1.96%) Renewable Energy
10 13 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.70%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.70%) Video\Live Streaming
11 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.31%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.31%) Social Media
13 9 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.04%) Internet of Things
15 7 (0.91%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.18%) Windows
2 57 (7.44%) Linux
3 33 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.61%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (2.35%) Unix
6 14 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (0.91%) Android
10 5 (0.65%) CentOS
11 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.39%) Solaris
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (25.98%) Computer Science
2 177 (23.11%) Software Engineering
3 173 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (15.01%) Mathematics
6 86 (11.23%) Test Automation
7 79 (10.31%) OO
8 75 (9.79%) DevOps
9 65 (8.49%) Decision-Making
10 63 (8.22%) Project Management
11 62 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (7.31%) ITIL
13 45 (5.87%) Artificial Intelligence
14 44 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
16 42 (5.48%) Machine Learning
16 42 (5.48%) Web Development
17 40 (5.22%) MVC
18 38 (4.96%) Information Security
19 37 (4.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 261 (34.07%) SQL
2 201 (26.24%) JavaScript
3 194 (25.33%) Java
4 166 (21.67%) C#
5 122 (15.93%) Python
6 33 (4.31%) PHP
7 22 (2.87%) C++
8 20 (2.61%) Go
8 20 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.35%) C
10 13 (1.70%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.57%) VB
12 11 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.44%) VBScript
13 10 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.04%) Ruby
15 5 (0.65%) Java 8
15 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.65%) VBA
15 5 (0.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 108 (14.10%) Computer Science Degree
2 77 (10.05%) Numerate Degree
3 29 (3.79%) CISSP
3 29 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.87%) PhD
6 21 (2.74%) CISM
7 17 (2.22%) HND
8 16 (2.09%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.70%) CEH
10 12 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (1.44%) Master's Degree
12 10 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (1.31%) CISMP
12 10 (1.31%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.17%) CCNP
13 9 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.04%) MCSE
15 7 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.52%) QA
2 25 (3.26%) GDPR
3 16 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.83%) SLA
5 11 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.91%) GRC
8 5 (0.65%) GMP
8 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.52%) PMO
10 3 (0.39%) COSHH
10 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.26%) NEBOSH
11 2 (0.26%) NIST
11 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 40 (5.22%) Docker
2 37 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.39%) Xen
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (3.13%) Terraform
2 15 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.57%) Ansible
4 9 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.78%) Puppet
6 5 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.52%) SCCM
8 3 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.39%) WSUS
9 2 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.26%) WMI
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.13%) Nessus
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 154 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.27%) Oracle
3 40 (5.22%) VMware
4 25 (3.26%) Cisco
5 18 (2.35%) Google
6 16 (2.09%) Adobe
7 14 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.83%) SAP
8 11 (1.44%) Telerik
9 10 (1.31%) IBM
9 10 (1.31%) Splunk
10 8 (1.04%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.04%) Citrix
11 7 (0.91%) HubSpot
11 7 (0.91%) Juniper
12 6 (0.78%) Snowplow
13 5 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.52%) EMC
14 4 (0.52%) LogRhythm
14 4 (0.52%) Siemens