Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 25 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,550 1,824 2,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 8.09% 8.24% 9.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.78% 43.23% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,438 1,861
North of England median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 4,456 4,219 5,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 23.24% 19.05% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,003 3,275 4,135
North of England median annual salary £40,244 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.31% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.73%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +3 1,007 £37,500 -11.76% 249
Yorkshire -21 404 £37,500 -6.25% 138
North East +9 139 £43,750 +16.67% 65
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 598 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (30.26%) Computer Science
3 418 (26.97%) C#
4 390 (25.16%) .NET
5 386 (24.90%) Problem-Solving
6 351 (22.65%) Microsoft
7 345 (22.26%) SQL
8 329 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
9 309 (19.94%) Software Engineering
10 306 (19.74%) Java
11 265 (17.10%) SQL Server
12 254 (16.39%) Finance
13 253 (16.32%) JavaScript
14 211 (13.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 195 (12.58%) C++
16 188 (12.13%) Scrum
17 187 (12.06%) Azure
18 178 (11.48%) Test Automation
18 178 (11.48%) Windows
19 160 (10.32%) HTML
20 158 (10.19%) SDLC
21 157 (10.13%) DevOps
22 153 (9.87%) Linux
23 150 (9.68%) Project Management
24 147 (9.48%) Broadband
24 147 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
25 146 (9.42%) Mentoring
26 140 (9.03%) Git (software)
27 135 (8.71%) QA
28 126 (8.13%) ASP.NET

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 44 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.87%) Confluence
3 21 (1.35%) CMS
4 19 (1.23%) IIS
4 19 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (0.77%) NServiceBus
6 11 (0.71%) JBoss
7 10 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.52%) SAS
9 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.45%) WordPress
10 6 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.32%) Apache
11 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.26%) nginx
12 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 123 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.52%) Marvel
6 8 (0.52%) Sketch
7 7 (0.45%) InVision
8 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.32%) Simulink
10 4 (0.26%) CATIA
10 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) Flinto
11 2 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.13%) SPSS
12 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.065%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 13 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.32%) Magento
4 5 (0.32%) Odoo
4 5 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.13%) Aligne
6 2 (0.13%) HFM
6 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 187 (12.06%) Azure
2 82 (5.29%) AWS
2 82 (5.29%) SaaS
3 71 (4.58%) Office 365
4 39 (2.52%) GCP
5 26 (1.68%) Power Platform
6 21 (1.35%) Serverless
7 19 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
8 18 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (0.97%) FinancialForce
9 15 (0.97%) Force.com
10 12 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.58%) GitHub
13 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.45%) IaaS
15 6 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 147 (9.48%) Broadband
2 69 (4.45%) Firewall
3 47 (3.03%) LAN
4 42 (2.71%) DNS
5 37 (2.39%) VoIP
5 37 (2.39%) WAN
6 31 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 29 (1.87%) Wireless
8 26 (1.68%) VPN
9 19 (1.23%) Internet
10 18 (1.16%) Network Security
11 14 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.84%) DHCP
12 13 (0.84%) VLAN
13 12 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.65%) BGP
14 10 (0.65%) DMZ
15 8 (0.52%) HTTP
15 8 (0.52%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.52%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.29%) Relational Database
3 80 (5.16%) MySQL
4 54 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.26%) Big Data
5 35 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 33 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (1.68%) Power BI
9 25 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.65%) QlikView
15 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 140 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.32%) JIRA
3 66 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 54 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 36 (2.32%) SoapUI
7 34 (2.19%) Subversion
8 23 (1.48%) Gerrit
9 20 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (1.10%) Maven
11 15 (0.97%) Brakeman
11 15 (0.97%) CircleCI
11 15 (0.97%) minitest
11 15 (0.97%) RSpec
11 15 (0.97%) RuboCop
12 14 (0.90%) Selenium
13 11 (0.71%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.65%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.58%) TeamCity
16 8 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 254 (16.39%) Finance
2 115 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 105 (6.77%) Marketing
4 97 (6.26%) Manufacturing
5 76 (4.90%) Retail
6 68 (4.39%) Public Sector
7 58 (3.74%) Banking
8 37 (2.39%) Aerospace
9 33 (2.13%) Electronics
9 33 (2.13%) Legal
10 31 (2.00%) Games
11 26 (1.68%) Military
12 18 (1.16%) Local Government
13 15 (0.97%) Fire and Rescue
13 15 (0.97%) Police
14 12 (0.77%) Automotive
14 12 (0.77%) Billing
15 11 (0.71%) Avionics
16 10 (0.65%) Law
17 8 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 455 (29.35%) Developer
2 210 (13.55%) Analyst
3 165 (10.65%) Software Engineer
4 128 (8.26%) C# Developer
5 120 (7.74%) Software Developer
6 107 (6.90%) Junior
7 106 (6.84%) Senior Developer
8 101 (6.52%) .NET Developer
9 87 (5.61%) Graduate
10 84 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 68 (4.39%) Business Analyst
12 65 (4.19%) Java Developer
13 57 (3.68%) Architect
13 57 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 54 (3.48%) Graduate Developer
15 52 (3.35%) Junior Developer
16 51 (3.29%) Senior Software Engineer
17 46 (2.97%) .NET Software Developer
18 45 (2.90%) Consultant
19 42 (2.71%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (25.16%) .NET
2 160 (10.32%) HTML
3 126 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 119 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 114 (7.35%) jQuery
6 104 (6.71%) CSS
7 99 (6.39%) Web Services
8 81 (5.23%) XML
9 67 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 58 (3.74%) React
11 52 (3.35%) .NET Framework
12 50 (3.23%) Node.js
13 48 (3.10%) REST
14 42 (2.71%) Visualforce
15 41 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 41 (2.65%) Backbone.js
16 40 (2.58%) .NET Core
17 33 (2.13%) HTML5
17 33 (2.13%) Swagger
18 31 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 329 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 74 (4.77%) User Experience
5 63 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 44 (2.84%) Smartphone
8 35 (2.26%) Mobile App
9 33 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 26 (1.68%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.42%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.29%) NHS
12 20 (1.29%) PMI
13 19 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (1.10%) Blog
14 17 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.97%) e-Learning
15 15 (0.97%) Robotics
16 14 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 13 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 178 (11.48%) Windows
2 153 (9.87%) Linux
3 60 (3.87%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.35%) Unix
5 42 (2.71%) Windows 10
6 36 (2.32%) CentOS
7 32 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 31 (2.00%) Android
9 25 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (1.29%) SUSE
12 14 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.77%) AIX
14 12 (0.77%) HPUX
15 11 (0.71%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.065%) FreeRTOS
18 1 (0.065%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (30.26%) Computer Science
3 386 (24.90%) Problem-Solving
4 309 (19.94%) Software Engineering
5 188 (12.13%) Scrum
6 178 (11.48%) Test Automation
7 158 (10.19%) SDLC
8 157 (10.13%) DevOps
9 150 (9.68%) Project Management
10 147 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 146 (9.42%) Mentoring
12 117 (7.55%) ITIL
13 111 (7.16%) MVC
13 111 (7.16%) OO
14 107 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (6.77%) Collaborative Working
16 99 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
17 96 (6.19%) Business Analysis
18 90 (5.81%) Mathematics
19 89 (5.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 418 (26.97%) C#
2 345 (22.26%) SQL
3 306 (19.74%) Java
4 253 (16.32%) JavaScript
5 195 (12.58%) C++
6 113 (7.29%) C
7 103 (6.65%) Python
8 73 (4.71%) T-SQL
9 57 (3.68%) PHP
10 49 (3.16%) PowerShell
10 49 (3.16%) VB
11 42 (2.71%) Apex Code
12 38 (2.45%) VB.NET
13 28 (1.81%) R
13 28 (1.81%) TypeScript
14 25 (1.61%) Ruby
15 23 (1.48%) Perl
16 20 (1.29%) Ada
16 20 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 211 (13.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 69 (4.45%) ISTQB
3 60 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (2.71%) ISEB
5 41 (2.65%) HND
6 39 (2.52%) CISM
7 38 (2.45%) MCSA
8 33 (2.13%) CISSP
9 31 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 29 (1.87%) Master's Degree
11 26 (1.68%) CISA
11 26 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.61%) PMI Certification
13 23 (1.48%) Security Cleared
14 21 (1.35%) CCNP
14 21 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
15 15 (0.97%) CCNA
15 15 (0.97%) NVQ Level 3
16 14 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (8.71%) QA
2 35 (2.26%) SLA
3 30 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.48%) GDPR
5 18 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.16%) PMO
6 15 (0.97%) ISAE 3402
7 10 (0.65%) COBIT
7 10 (0.65%) NIST
8 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.32%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.13%) CDISC
12 1 (0.065%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.065%) Basel II
12 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.065%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 98 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (1.55%) Docker
5 15 (0.97%) Varnish
6 14 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.77%) pfSense
8 11 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.32%) Firmware
12 5 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.13%) HDFS
13 2 (0.13%) vSphere
14 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.065%) vCloud
14 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.065%) XenApp
14 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (1.81%) Ansible
2 25 (1.61%) SCCM
3 17 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.71%) SCOM
7 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (0.65%) Terraform
8 7 (0.45%) Kibana
8 7 (0.45%) WSUS
9 6 (0.39%) Puppet
10 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.26%) logstash
11 4 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.19%) Grafana
12 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.13%) Mesos
13 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 351 (22.65%) Microsoft
2 95 (6.13%) Salesforce.com
3 91 (5.87%) Oracle
4 76 (4.90%) Cisco
5 65 (4.19%) VMware
6 59 (3.81%) Sage
7 35 (2.26%) Pega
7 35 (2.26%) SAP
8 29 (1.87%) SolarWinds
9 24 (1.55%) NetApp
10 21 (1.35%) Google
10 21 (1.35%) HP
11 17 (1.10%) Adobe
12 16 (1.03%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.97%) Advent
13 15 (0.97%) Palo Alto
13 15 (0.97%) Progress
13 15 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.90%) MathWorks
14 14 (0.90%) Meraki