Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,183 1,752 1,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 7.46% 9.30% 8.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.25% 43.13% 42.30%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1,354 1,596
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.39% +4.38%
10th Percentile £23,575 £25,000 £22,688
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2,800 4,062 4,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 17.65% 21.56% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,973 3,212 3,734
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the North of England over the 6 months to 25 February 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 25 February 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
North West -1 712 £45,000 - 237
Yorkshire -13 344 £37,500 -6.25% 177
North East +1 127 £46,500 +9.41% 55
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 360 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 333 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (23.33%) C#
4 250 (21.13%) SQL
5 237 (20.03%) Finance
6 233 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
7 232 (19.61%) .NET
8 228 (19.27%) Microsoft
9 227 (19.19%) JavaScript
10 206 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
11 190 (16.06%) Java
12 188 (15.89%) Software Engineering
13 186 (15.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 162 (13.69%) Windows
15 154 (13.02%) Scrum
16 150 (12.68%) HTML
17 146 (12.34%) SQL Server
18 123 (10.40%) Azure
19 122 (10.31%) CSS
20 120 (10.14%) ITIL
21 111 (9.38%) AngularJS
22 110 (9.30%) Project Management
23 108 (9.13%) Analytics
24 106 (8.96%) Relational Database
24 106 (8.96%) Web Services
24 106 (8.96%) Python
25 104 (8.79%) AWS
26 101 (8.54%) C++
26 101 (8.54%) Manufacturing
27 97 (8.20%) Mentoring

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 33 (2.79%) IIS
2 23 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.86%) Confluence
4 13 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.85%) CMS
6 7 (0.59%) SAS
6 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.51%) Apache
8 5 (0.42%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.42%) Tornado
8 5 (0.42%) WordPress
9 4 (0.34%) nginx
9 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.34%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 71 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.42%) SPSS
8 3 (0.25%) CATIA
9 2 (0.17%) InDesign
9 2 (0.17%) Sketch
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.085%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.085%) InVision
10 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.085%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.085%) HFM
5 1 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.40%) Azure
2 104 (8.79%) AWS
3 56 (4.73%) SaaS
4 47 (3.97%) GCP
5 40 (3.38%) Office 365
6 35 (2.96%) FinancialForce
6 35 (2.96%) Force.com
7 22 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.61%) Power Platform
9 14 (1.18%) GitHub
10 13 (1.10%) IaaS
11 11 (0.93%) PaaS
12 10 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.41%) Firewall
2 52 (4.40%) Wireless
3 39 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 35 (2.96%) DNS
5 33 (2.79%) Internet
6 30 (2.54%) LAN
6 30 (2.54%) VPN
6 30 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (2.37%) WAN
8 16 (1.35%) DHCP
9 15 (1.27%) Ethernet
9 15 (1.27%) Network Security
9 15 (1.27%) VoIP
10 13 (1.10%) Bluetooth
10 13 (1.10%) LTE
10 13 (1.10%) MQTT
11 12 (1.01%) SSL
12 10 (0.85%) DMZ
12 10 (0.85%) DSL
12 10 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 75 (6.34%) MySQL
4 62 (5.24%) NoSQL
5 33 (2.79%) Big Data
5 33 (2.79%) RDBMS
6 32 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 23 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.61%) Power BI
13 17 (1.44%) Data Mining
13 17 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 12 (1.01%) Redis
17 11 (0.93%) Snowflake Schema
18 8 (0.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 81 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 60 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.23%) JIRA
4 45 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 26 (2.20%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.69%) Selenium
7 18 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 18 (1.52%) Subversion
8 14 (1.18%) Maven
9 13 (1.10%) GCC
9 13 (1.10%) NetBeans
10 9 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.68%) HP UFT
11 8 (0.68%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.59%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.59%) JUnit
13 6 (0.51%) Brakeman
13 6 (0.51%) minitest
13 6 (0.51%) RSpec
13 6 (0.51%) RuboCop
General
1 237 (20.03%) Finance
2 101 (8.54%) Manufacturing
3 89 (7.52%) Marketing
4 72 (6.09%) Retail
5 43 (3.63%) Public Sector
6 36 (3.04%) Aerospace
7 25 (2.11%) Military
7 25 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.94%) Law
9 18 (1.52%) Billing
10 17 (1.44%) Legal
11 16 (1.35%) Banking
11 16 (1.35%) Games
12 12 (1.01%) Fire and Rescue
13 10 (0.85%) Police
14 7 (0.59%) Automotive
14 7 (0.59%) Avionics
15 6 (0.51%) Electronics
15 6 (0.51%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 353 (29.84%) Developer
2 120 (10.14%) Analyst
3 99 (8.37%) Software Developer
4 85 (7.19%) Architect
4 85 (7.19%) Software Engineer
5 74 (6.26%) Senior Developer
6 70 (5.92%) Graduate
7 54 (4.56%) Junior
8 53 (4.48%) .NET Developer
9 45 (3.80%) Graduate Developer
10 43 (3.63%) C# Developer
11 40 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
12 36 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
14 34 (2.87%) Team Leader
15 29 (2.45%) Consultant
15 29 (2.45%) Junior Developer
16 28 (2.37%) Project Manager
16 28 (2.37%) Senior Software Developer
17 26 (2.20%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (19.61%) .NET
2 150 (12.68%) HTML
3 122 (10.31%) CSS
4 111 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 106 (8.96%) Web Services
6 82 (6.93%) jQuery
7 64 (5.41%) HTML5
8 59 (4.99%) ASP.NET
9 58 (4.90%) .NET Framework
9 58 (4.90%) CSS3
10 57 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 50 (4.23%) Node.js
12 40 (3.38%) XML
13 39 (3.30%) React
13 39 (3.30%) WinForms
14 31 (2.62%) .NET Core
14 31 (2.62%) Entity Framework
14 31 (2.62%) REST
14 31 (2.62%) RESTful
15 25 (2.11%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 206 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 78 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (4.56%) User Experience
5 45 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 39 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 33 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 33 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (2.03%) Life Science
9 23 (1.94%) NHS
10 22 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.78%) Renewable Energy
12 18 (1.52%) SCADA
13 16 (1.35%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.10%) BBC
14 13 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.10%) Internet of Things
15 12 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (1.01%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 162 (13.69%) Windows
2 87 (7.35%) Linux
3 41 (3.47%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.30%) Unix
5 30 (2.54%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.45%) Android
7 27 (2.28%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Solaris
10 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.25%) SUSE
12 3 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 333 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
4 188 (15.89%) Software Engineering
5 154 (13.02%) Scrum
6 120 (10.14%) ITIL
7 110 (9.30%) Project Management
8 108 (9.13%) Analytics
9 97 (8.20%) Mentoring
10 91 (7.69%) DevOps
10 91 (7.69%) SDLC
11 87 (7.35%) Web Development
12 81 (6.85%) OO
13 77 (6.51%) Migration
14 74 (6.26%) MVC
14 74 (6.26%) Test Automation
15 68 (5.75%) Mathematics
16 62 (5.24%) Cybersecurity
17 60 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 276 (23.33%) C#
2 250 (21.13%) SQL
3 227 (19.19%) JavaScript
4 190 (16.06%) Java
5 106 (8.96%) Python
6 101 (8.54%) C++
7 61 (5.16%) C
8 45 (3.80%) VB
9 41 (3.47%) VB.NET
10 37 (3.13%) PHP
11 36 (3.04%) PowerShell
12 32 (2.70%) VB6
13 31 (2.62%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.11%) Go
15 21 (1.78%) R
16 16 (1.35%) Apex Code
17 15 (1.27%) Ruby
18 14 (1.18%) Scala
19 13 (1.10%) Embedded C
19 13 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (15.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (4.31%) CISSP
3 46 (3.89%) Master's Degree
4 42 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (3.04%) CISM
6 33 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.86%) CCNP
7 22 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (1.52%) HND
8 18 (1.52%) Security Cleared
9 16 (1.35%) CCNA
9 16 (1.35%) MCSA
10 15 (1.27%) MCSE
11 14 (1.18%) PhD
12 13 (1.10%) ISEB
12 13 (1.10%) MBCS
13 12 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (1.01%) IISP
13 12 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.68%) QA
2 50 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (3.38%) GDPR
4 16 (1.35%) SLA
5 15 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.18%) NCSC
7 11 (0.93%) NIST
8 7 (0.59%) HL7
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.25%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) GxP
11 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.085%) GAMP
11 1 (0.085%) GMP
System Software
1 64 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.55%) Docker
3 33 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.27%) Firmware
5 10 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.51%) Varnish
8 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.25%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (1.86%) SCCM
2 21 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.52%) Puppet
4 15 (1.27%) Ansible
5 14 (1.18%) Terraform
6 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (0.85%) SCOM
8 5 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.42%) Nessus
8 5 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.34%) WSUS
10 3 (0.25%) Kibana
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.17%) Grafana
11 2 (0.17%) Scalr
12 1 (0.085%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 228 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
3 60 (5.07%) Cisco
4 43 (3.63%) Oracle
5 41 (3.47%) Sage
6 38 (3.21%) VMware
7 36 (3.04%) Google
8 35 (2.96%) Advent
9 29 (2.45%) Xamarin
10 20 (1.69%) Palo Alto
11 19 (1.61%) Facebook
11 19 (1.61%) Pega
12 16 (1.35%) NetApp
12 16 (1.35%) SAP
12 16 (1.35%) SolarWinds
12 16 (1.35%) Twitter
13 15 (1.27%) Juniper
13 15 (1.27%) Tableau
14 14 (1.18%) Fortinet
15 13 (1.10%) F5