Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North of England
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 22 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Degree 824 1,668 1,797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.15% 8.82% 7.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.89% 36.29% 41.74%
Number of salaries quoted 629 1,151 1,455
Median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £21,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,800
England median annual salary £51,518 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.04% +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 1,967 4,596 4,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 17.06% 24.30% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,410 3,182 3,367
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 -1 515 £47,500 +18.75% 68
Yorkshire -2 206 £39,762 -0.60% 27
North East -1 103 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 247 (29.98%) Computer Science
2 226 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (27.06%) SQL
4 219 (26.58%) C#
5 197 (23.91%) Finance
6 195 (23.67%) Problem-Solving
7 164 (19.90%) .NET
8 156 (18.93%) JavaScript
9 151 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
10 144 (17.48%) Windows
11 139 (16.87%) Microsoft
12 132 (16.02%) ITIL
12 132 (16.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 127 (15.41%) Java
14 112 (13.59%) Software Engineering
15 110 (13.35%) SQL Server
16 105 (12.74%) HTML
17 98 (11.89%) Project Management
18 92 (11.17%) CSS
19 91 (11.04%) Azure
20 87 (10.56%) AngularJS
21 74 (8.98%) Mentoring
21 74 (8.98%) C++
21 74 (8.98%) Linux
22 73 (8.86%) Management Information System
23 69 (8.37%) DevOps
23 69 (8.37%) SDLC
24 66 (8.01%) Cybersecurity
25 65 (7.89%) Relational Database
25 65 (7.89%) Git (software)

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 27 (3.28%) IIS
2 23 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.55%) Apache
4 16 (1.94%) Confluence
5 13 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.85%) nginx
8 6 (0.73%) WordPress
9 5 (0.61%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.49%) Drupal
10 4 (0.49%) SilverStripe
10 4 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.36%) JBoss
11 3 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.24%) CMS
12 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 48 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.36%) SPSS
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Magento
2 6 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.49%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) HFM
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 91 (11.04%) Azure
2 64 (7.77%) AWS
3 25 (3.03%) GCP
4 24 (2.91%) Office 365
5 19 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.06%) GitHub
6 17 (2.06%) SaaS
7 12 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.33%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.09%) Trello
10 6 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.73%) Slack
11 5 (0.61%) G Suite
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.95%) Firewall
2 38 (4.61%) Wireless
3 30 (3.64%) Internet
4 29 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 27 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (2.79%) VPN
7 22 (2.67%) WAN
8 19 (2.31%) LAN
9 17 (2.06%) Bluetooth
10 16 (1.94%) DNS
10 16 (1.94%) LTE
10 16 (1.94%) MQTT
11 15 (1.82%) SSL
12 12 (1.46%) Network Security
12 12 (1.46%) SAN
13 10 (1.21%) MPLS
14 9 (1.09%) BGP
15 8 (0.97%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.97%) VoIP
16 7 (0.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 50 (6.07%) MySQL
4 38 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 31 (3.76%) Big Data
6 20 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 13 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.33%) Power BI
12 9 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
14 6 (0.73%) GIS
14 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 65 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 58 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (4.13%) JIRA
4 31 (3.76%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.18%) Eclipse
6 16 (1.94%) GCC
7 13 (1.58%) Subversion
8 12 (1.46%) Selenium
9 10 (1.21%) NetBeans
10 9 (1.09%) Ranorex
10 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.97%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.85%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.85%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.73%) Gatling
13 6 (0.73%) JMeter
13 6 (0.73%) Postman
14 5 (0.61%) HP UFT
General
1 197 (23.91%) Finance
2 57 (6.92%) Marketing
3 49 (5.95%) Manufacturing
3 49 (5.95%) Retail
4 30 (3.64%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.67%) Legal
6 14 (1.70%) Law
6 14 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.33%) Automotive
8 10 (1.21%) Banking
9 9 (1.09%) Games
9 9 (1.09%) Publishing
10 8 (0.97%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.61%) Advertising
11 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
13 3 (0.36%) Billing
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) Police
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (28.76%) Developer
2 133 (16.14%) Analyst
3 69 (8.37%) Software Developer
4 49 (5.95%) Software Engineer
5 48 (5.83%) Architect
6 47 (5.70%) Senior Developer
7 44 (5.34%) Junior
8 40 (4.85%) Graduate
9 35 (4.25%) .NET Developer
9 35 (4.25%) Support Analyst
10 29 (3.52%) Team Leader
11 27 (3.28%) Applications Support
12 26 (3.16%) C# Developer
12 26 (3.16%) Junior Developer
13 25 (3.03%) Graduate Developer
13 25 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
14 23 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.67%) Applications Support Analyst
16 21 (2.55%) Business Analyst
16 21 (2.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (19.90%) .NET
2 105 (12.74%) HTML
3 92 (11.17%) CSS
4 87 (10.56%) AngularJS
5 63 (7.65%) Web Services
6 53 (6.43%) jQuery
7 47 (5.70%) ASP.NET
8 46 (5.58%) .NET Framework
9 43 (5.22%) .NET Core
10 42 (5.10%) HTML5
11 36 (4.37%) React
12 35 (4.25%) CSS3
13 29 (3.52%) Node.js
14 28 (3.40%) XML
15 26 (3.16%) Entity Framework
16 22 (2.67%) WinForms
17 21 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (2.43%) REST
19 19 (2.31%) XSLT
20 16 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 60 (7.28%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (5.46%) User Experience
5 43 (5.22%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.55%) PKI
8 20 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.43%) NHS
9 18 (2.18%) Renewable Energy
10 16 (1.94%) Internet of Things
11 15 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.82%) SCADA
12 12 (1.46%) Blog
13 11 (1.33%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.33%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
17 6 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 144 (17.48%) Windows
2 74 (8.98%) Linux
3 54 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (3.88%) Unix
6 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.58%) Android
9 9 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.73%) CentOS
11 5 (0.61%) Kali Linux
11 5 (0.61%) Solaris
12 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.36%) Robot Operating System
13 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (29.98%) Computer Science
2 226 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (23.67%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (16.02%) ITIL
5 112 (13.59%) Software Engineering
6 98 (11.89%) Project Management
7 74 (8.98%) Mentoring
8 69 (8.37%) DevOps
8 69 (8.37%) SDLC
9 66 (8.01%) Cybersecurity
10 65 (7.89%) Scrum
11 61 (7.40%) MVC
12 59 (7.16%) Project Delivery
13 54 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 50 (6.07%) Analytics
14 50 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 50 (6.07%) OO
15 49 (5.95%) Business Analysis
16 42 (5.10%) PRINCE2
16 42 (5.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 223 (27.06%) SQL
2 219 (26.58%) C#
3 156 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 127 (15.41%) Java
5 74 (8.98%) C++
6 60 (7.28%) Python
7 41 (4.98%) C
8 40 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 33 (4.00%) PHP
10 32 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.91%) VB
12 22 (2.67%) VB.NET
13 18 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.94%) Embedded C
14 16 (1.94%) Go
14 16 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.82%) VB6
16 11 (1.33%) Perl
16 11 (1.33%) Scala
17 8 (0.97%) ES6
Qualifications
1 132 (16.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
3 25 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 22 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.67%) CISSP
4 22 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.31%) MCP
6 16 (1.94%) ISEB
7 14 (1.70%) Master's Degree
7 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.58%) CCNP
8 13 (1.58%) CISM
9 10 (1.21%) CISA
9 10 (1.21%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.09%) MCSE
10 9 (1.09%) RHCE
11 8 (0.97%) CCNA
11 8 (0.97%) HNC
11 8 (0.97%) PhD
12 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.77%) QA
2 48 (5.83%) GDPR
3 33 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.06%) SLA
5 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.73%) HL7
7 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.49%) NCSC
8 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.36%) PMO
9 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.24%) NIST
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 33 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.88%) Docker
3 24 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.67%) Firmware
5 19 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.70%) Puppet
4 13 (1.58%) Ansible
5 8 (0.97%) Terraform
6 6 (0.73%) Grafana
6 6 (0.73%) Kibana
6 6 (0.73%) SCCM
7 5 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (0.61%) Nessus
7 5 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.36%) Rancher
8 3 (0.36%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.73%) Cisco
3 30 (3.64%) Oracle
4 28 (3.40%) VMware
5 22 (2.67%) Sage
5 22 (2.67%) Xamarin
6 21 (2.55%) Google
7 20 (2.43%) Citrix
8 17 (2.06%) Facebook
9 16 (1.94%) Pega
10 15 (1.82%) Twitter
11 13 (1.58%) Palo Alto
11 13 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.46%) F5
13 11 (1.33%) Fortinet
14 10 (1.21%) Juniper
14 10 (1.21%) SAP
14 10 (1.21%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.97%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.73%) SaltStack