Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 710 1,213 1,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.33% 7.57% 9.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.94% 43.11% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 586 866 1,463
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,875 £68,750 £65,000
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 1,580 2,814 4,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.32% 17.56% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,194 2,017 3,297
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,325 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,206
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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -8 324 £48,314 +7.36% 159
Yorkshire +7 319 £50,000 +33.33% 98
North East -5 67 £41,000 -11.83% 56
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 271 (38.17%) SQL
2 234 (32.96%) Software Engineering
3 204 (28.73%) Java
4 198 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
5 195 (27.46%) Computer Science
6 180 (25.35%) JavaScript
7 147 (20.70%) Problem-Solving
8 144 (20.28%) C#
9 121 (17.04%) Microsoft
10 114 (16.06%) Python
11 113 (15.92%) AWS
11 113 (15.92%) NoSQL
12 109 (15.35%) Mathematics
13 108 (15.21%) .NET
14 101 (14.23%) Management Information System
15 100 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
16 95 (13.38%) Git (software)
16 95 (13.38%) Project Management
17 92 (12.96%) Finance
18 88 (12.39%) SQL Server
19 87 (12.25%) Algorithms
20 85 (11.97%) Big Data
21 84 (11.83%) Test Automation
22 83 (11.69%) Data Structures
23 80 (11.27%) Azure
23 80 (11.27%) OO
24 79 (11.13%) Numerate Degree
24 79 (11.13%) Computer Science Degree
25 78 (10.99%) Windows
26 76 (10.70%) Node.js

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 26 (3.66%) CMS
2 24 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.69%) IIS
4 6 (0.85%) SAS
5 5 (0.70%) Confluence
6 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.42%) Apache
7 3 (0.42%) JBoss
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 48 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.14%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.28%) HFM
1 2 (0.28%) Magento
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 113 (15.92%) AWS
2 80 (11.27%) Azure
3 31 (4.37%) Power Platform
4 23 (3.24%) Office 365
5 16 (2.25%) GCP
6 15 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.85%) SaaS
10 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.70%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.56%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.42%) AWS CodeBuild
12 3 (0.42%) AWS CodeCommit
12 3 (0.42%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.37%) Firewall
2 26 (3.66%) LAN
3 20 (2.82%) VoIP
4 17 (2.39%) SAN
4 17 (2.39%) WAN
5 15 (2.11%) Wireless
6 14 (1.97%) NAS
7 11 (1.55%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.41%) Internet
9 9 (1.27%) DNS
9 9 (1.27%) Network Security
10 7 (0.99%) MPLS
11 6 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (0.85%) SMS
11 6 (0.85%) SSL
12 5 (0.70%) DHCP
13 4 (0.56%) BGP
13 4 (0.56%) Broadband
13 4 (0.56%) Skype
13 4 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (15.92%) NoSQL
2 88 (12.39%) SQL Server
3 85 (11.97%) Big Data
4 34 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 31 (4.37%) Power BI
6 21 (2.96%) MySQL
7 19 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.39%) Data Lake
8 17 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.83%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.83%) QlikView
11 12 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.55%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.41%) CloverETL
14 9 (1.27%) Tableau
15 8 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.13%) Informix
16 7 (0.99%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 95 (13.38%) Git (software)
2 60 (8.45%) Subversion
3 55 (7.75%) Mercurial
4 30 (4.23%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.54%) JIRA
6 10 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.13%) Spinnaker
8 6 (0.85%) Selenium
9 5 (0.70%) GCC
9 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.56%) JUnit
10 4 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.42%) Clang
11 3 (0.42%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.42%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.42%) webpack
11 3 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 92 (12.96%) Finance
2 31 (4.37%) Public Sector
3 29 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 29 (4.08%) Marketing
3 29 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.52%) Retail
5 23 (3.24%) Legal
6 19 (2.68%) Aerospace
7 13 (1.83%) Law
7 13 (1.83%) Military
8 10 (1.41%) Automotive
9 9 (1.27%) Banking
10 7 (0.99%) Electronics
10 7 (0.99%) Local Government
11 6 (0.85%) Games
12 5 (0.70%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.42%) Advertising
13 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 3 (0.42%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 177 (24.93%) Developer
2 159 (22.39%) Software Engineer
3 71 (10.00%) Analyst
4 59 (8.31%) Java Engineer
5 58 (8.17%) Java Software Engineer
6 56 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 54 (7.61%) Graduate
8 43 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
9 38 (5.35%) .NET Developer
10 35 (4.93%) Java Developer
11 25 (3.52%) Senior Developer
12 24 (3.38%) Graduate Software Developer
13 22 (3.10%) IT Manager
14 21 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.96%) Junior
15 19 (2.68%) Junior Developer
15 19 (2.68%) Senior Software Engineer
15 19 (2.68%) Support Analyst
16 18 (2.54%) Architect
17 16 (2.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (15.21%) .NET
2 76 (10.70%) Node.js
3 68 (9.58%) AngularJS
4 60 (8.45%) REST
5 52 (7.32%) HTML
6 47 (6.62%) React
7 42 (5.92%) Web Services
8 35 (4.93%) CSS
9 30 (4.23%) ASP.NET
10 29 (4.08%) .NET Framework
11 22 (3.10%) jQuery
12 18 (2.54%) RESTful
13 17 (2.39%) .NET Core
13 17 (2.39%) Blazor
13 17 (2.39%) HTML5
13 17 (2.39%) JSON
14 13 (1.83%) Spring
15 12 (1.69%) XML
16 11 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (1.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.23%) Management Information System
2 100 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (12.25%) Algorithms
4 83 (11.69%) Data Structures
5 35 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (4.08%) User Experience
7 16 (2.25%) Life Science
8 15 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.69%) Blog
11 11 (1.55%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
13 8 (1.13%) Social Media
13 8 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
15 6 (0.85%) PKI
16 5 (0.70%) iPhone
16 5 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
17 4 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.99%) Windows
2 38 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 32 (4.51%) Linux
4 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.99%) CentOS
6 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.85%) Android
7 6 (0.85%) Unix
7 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.56%) Solaris
8 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) AIX
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (32.96%) Software Engineering
2 198 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (27.46%) Computer Science
4 147 (20.70%) Problem-Solving
5 109 (15.35%) Mathematics
6 95 (13.38%) Project Management
7 84 (11.83%) Test Automation
8 80 (11.27%) OO
9 70 (9.86%) Scrum
10 66 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (9.01%) Decision-Making
12 59 (8.31%) DevOps
13 56 (7.89%) ITIL
14 51 (7.18%) Unit Testing
15 50 (7.04%) Information Management
15 50 (7.04%) Machine Learning
16 46 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (6.06%) Information Security
18 42 (5.92%) Artificial Intelligence
19 41 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 271 (38.17%) SQL
2 204 (28.73%) Java
3 180 (25.35%) JavaScript
4 144 (20.28%) C#
5 114 (16.06%) Python
6 21 (2.96%) PHP
7 20 (2.82%) C++
8 15 (2.11%) R
9 14 (1.97%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.83%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.69%) C
11 12 (1.69%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.55%) Go
13 8 (1.13%) VB
14 7 (0.99%) VBA
15 6 (0.85%) Perl
16 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.56%) Java 8
18 3 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (11.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 79 (11.13%) Numerate Degree
2 40 (5.63%) CISSP
3 36 (5.07%) CISM
4 31 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.96%) PhD
6 18 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.25%) Security Cleared
9 14 (1.97%) CEH
10 12 (1.69%) CISMP
10 12 (1.69%) HND
11 11 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (1.55%) MCSE
12 10 (1.41%) CCNP
12 10 (1.41%) HNC
13 8 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.13%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.80%) GDPR
2 18 (2.54%) SLA
3 16 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.69%) QA
6 8 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.85%) RMADS
8 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.56%) NIST
10 3 (0.42%) COSHH
10 3 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.42%) PMO
11 2 (0.28%) COBIT
11 2 (0.28%) NEBOSH
11 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) GLP
12 1 (0.14%) NCSC
12 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.10%) Docker
4 12 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.99%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.42%) vSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Xen
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.28%) NFS
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 15 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.69%) Terraform
3 11 (1.55%) Ansible
3 11 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.13%) Puppet
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.28%) WMI
7 1 (0.14%) CASB
7 1 (0.14%) Consul
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.34%) VMware
3 29 (4.08%) Oracle
4 28 (3.94%) Cisco
5 19 (2.68%) Google
6 14 (1.97%) SAP
7 12 (1.69%) IBM
8 9 (1.27%) Splunk
9 8 (1.13%) Adobe
9 8 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.99%) Citrix
10 7 (0.99%) HubSpot
11 6 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.85%) Juniper
12 4 (0.56%) EMC
12 4 (0.56%) Siemens
12 4 (0.56%) Snowplow
12 4 (0.56%) Veeam
13 3 (0.42%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.42%) Verint