The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / North West
Rank 17 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 708 729 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.68% 12.90% 12.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.08% 50.35% 44.12%
Number of salaries quoted 530 563 630
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1386 1448 1802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.86% 25.63% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1170 1408
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Salary trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the North West

Degree
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 528 £37,500 -6.25% 93
Cheshire -4 88 £40,000 +14.28% 26
Lancashire -13 40 £33,500 -10.66% 10
Merseyside -12 39 £30,000 -25.00% 10
Cumbria +7 1 £42,500 +8.04% 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 446 (32.94%) Computer Science
2 416 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (26.51%) SQL
4 325 (24.00%) C#
4 325 (24.00%) HTML
5 315 (23.26%) JavaScript
6 307 (22.67%) .NET
7 268 (19.79%) Software Engineering
8 261 (19.28%) Java
9 250 (18.46%) CSS
10 242 (17.87%) Analytical Skills
11 222 (16.40%) Microsoft
12 217 (16.03%) jQuery
13 206 (15.21%) Finance
14 203 (14.99%) SQL Server
15 186 (13.74%) PHP
16 177 (13.07%) C
17 170 (12.56%) MVC
18 167 (12.33%) MS Excel
19 162 (11.96%) SDLC
20 158 (11.67%) Linux
21 154 (11.37%) Scrum
22 153 (11.30%) ASP.NET
23 145 (10.71%) C++
24 143 (10.56%) Oracle
25 136 (10.04%) MySQL
26 133 (9.82%) Information Security
27 130 (9.60%) Windows
28 125 (9.23%) OO
29 124 (9.16%) Mathematics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 59 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.55%) Apache Spark
3 43 (3.18%) Apache Pig
4 42 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.92%) IIS
6 22 (1.62%) Confluence
6 22 (1.62%) SAS
7 19 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.18%) Apache
9 16 (1.18%) WordPress
10 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.81%) JBoss
11 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.44%) CMS
14 6 (0.44%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 167 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 74 (5.47%) MS Office
3 55 (4.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.33%) Acrobat
5 18 (1.33%) Camtasia
5 18 (1.33%) Snagit
6 17 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.96%) InDesign
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.44%) SPSS
10 5 (0.37%) MS Project
11 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.30%) Stata
12 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.44%) SAP HCM
3 6 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.44%) SAP SCM
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.37%) PlanetPress Connect
4 5 (0.37%) SAP AFS
4 5 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.37%) SAP PP
5 4 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) FastStats
7 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.55%) SaaS
3 19 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.33%) IaaS
4 18 (1.33%) PaaS
5 9 (0.66%) GitHub
6 6 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Yammer
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.15%) Google Play
9 2 (0.15%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.15%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.074%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.074%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.55%) Firewall
2 40 (2.95%) Internet
3 36 (2.66%) VPN
3 36 (2.66%) WAN
4 35 (2.58%) LAN
5 34 (2.51%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.92%) Network Security
7 24 (1.77%) Wireless
8 17 (1.26%) DNS
8 17 (1.26%) HTTP
9 16 (1.18%) DHCP
9 16 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (1.18%) SAN
9 16 (1.18%) SSL
10 14 (1.03%) VoIP
11 13 (0.96%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.66%) MPLS
13 8 (0.59%) Skype
14 7 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.04%) MySQL
3 88 (6.50%) Relational Database
4 74 (5.47%) RDBMS
5 63 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 58 (4.28%) Big Data
7 53 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 48 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 44 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (3.18%) Apache Hive
10 43 (3.18%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.89%) DB2
16 10 (0.74%) Power BI
17 7 (0.52%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 100 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 87 (6.43%) JIRA
4 58 (4.28%) Selenium
4 58 (4.28%) Subversion
5 41 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (2.58%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.99%) Mercurial
8 25 (1.85%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.26%) NUnit
10 16 (1.18%) Gradle
11 13 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.89%) NuGet
13 9 (0.66%) AccuRev
13 9 (0.66%) JUnit
14 8 (0.59%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.59%) Maven
14 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 206 (15.21%) Finance
2 96 (7.09%) Banking
3 83 (6.13%) Marketing
4 68 (5.02%) Manufacturing
5 62 (4.58%) Retail
6 56 (4.14%) Military
7 53 (3.91%) Games
8 49 (3.62%) Telecoms
9 46 (3.40%) Legal
10 40 (2.95%) Electronics
11 29 (2.14%) Law
12 21 (1.55%) French Language
13 19 (1.40%) German Language
14 18 (1.33%) Billing
15 16 (1.18%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.96%) Advertising
16 13 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
16 13 (0.96%) Multimedia
17 12 (0.89%) Automotive
18 11 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 451 (33.31%) Developer
2 200 (14.77%) Analyst
3 116 (8.57%) .NET Developer
4 109 (8.05%) C# Developer
5 108 (7.98%) Software Developer
6 107 (7.90%) Software Engineer
7 88 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 82 (6.06%) Graduate
9 81 (5.98%) Junior
10 80 (5.91%) Architect
11 77 (5.69%) Consultant
12 72 (5.32%) Business Analyst
13 70 (5.17%) Java Developer
13 70 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
14 67 (4.95%) Senior Developer
15 61 (4.51%) Web Developer
16 54 (3.99%) Junior Developer
17 52 (3.84%) PHP Developer
18 51 (3.77%) Java Software Developer
19 47 (3.47%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (24.00%) HTML
2 307 (22.67%) .NET
3 250 (18.46%) CSS
4 217 (16.03%) jQuery
5 153 (11.30%) ASP.NET
6 123 (9.08%) AngularJS
7 115 (8.49%) HTML5
8 108 (7.98%) Web Services
9 97 (7.16%) .NET Framework
10 80 (5.91%) Spring
11 73 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 73 (5.39%) CSS3
11 73 (5.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 71 (5.24%) Node.js
13 69 (5.10%) Java EE
14 59 (4.36%) Middleware
15 57 (4.21%) XML
16 54 (3.99%) Hibernate
17 53 (3.91%) Entity Framework
18 43 (3.18%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 446 (32.94%) Computer Science
2 242 (17.87%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (6.65%) Algorithms
4 76 (5.61%) iPad
5 73 (5.39%) Management Information System
5 73 (5.39%) User Experience
6 62 (4.58%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.95%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.22%) PKI
9 26 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.48%) Smart Meter
11 17 (1.26%) Device Driver
11 17 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.18%) Smartphone
13 15 (1.11%) Animation
14 14 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
15 12 (0.89%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.89%) Internet of Things
15 12 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 158 (11.67%) Linux
2 130 (9.60%) Windows
3 38 (2.81%) Android
4 36 (2.66%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.66%) Embedded Linux
4 36 (2.66%) Unix
5 30 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 28 (2.07%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.55%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (19.79%) Software Engineering
3 170 (12.56%) MVC
4 162 (11.96%) SDLC
5 154 (11.37%) Scrum
6 133 (9.82%) Information Security
7 125 (9.23%) OO
8 124 (9.16%) Mathematics
9 122 (9.01%) Web Development
10 106 (7.83%) Analytics
11 103 (7.61%) Project Management
11 103 (7.61%) Validation
12 95 (7.02%) Risk Management
13 94 (6.94%) DevOps
14 90 (6.65%) ITIL
15 87 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 86 (6.35%) Time Management
17 83 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
19 78 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (26.51%) SQL
2 325 (24.00%) C#
3 315 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 261 (19.28%) Java
5 186 (13.74%) PHP
6 177 (13.07%) C
7 145 (10.71%) C++
8 117 (8.64%) Python
9 59 (4.36%) Ruby
10 56 (4.14%) Perl
11 54 (3.99%) T-SQL
12 51 (3.77%) Embedded C
13 38 (2.81%) VB
14 37 (2.73%) R
15 27 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.85%) Embedded C++
17 21 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.11%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.96%) MATLAB
20 11 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.51%) DV Cleared
3 54 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (3.47%) CISSP
4 47 (3.47%) ISEB
5 42 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.95%) CISM
7 35 (2.58%) HND
8 32 (2.36%) CCNA
9 27 (1.99%) CCNP
10 25 (1.85%) PhD
11 23 (1.70%) HNC
11 23 (1.70%) ISTQB
12 19 (1.40%) CISA
12 19 (1.40%) MCSA
12 19 (1.40%) SC Cleared
13 18 (1.33%) MOS
14 17 (1.26%) MCSE
15 14 (1.03%) Postgraduate
16 9 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.35%) QA
2 36 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.55%) SLA
5 16 (1.18%) PMO
6 12 (0.89%) COBIT
7 9 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.44%) ISO22301
9 4 (0.30%) IAS 39
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) RMADS
11 1 (0.074%) Basel III
11 1 (0.074%) GxP
11 1 (0.074%) ISO13485
System Software
1 73 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (4.28%) Hyper-V
3 45 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 45 (3.32%) Firmware
4 12 (0.89%) vSphere
5 5 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.30%) vCloud
7 3 (0.22%) Docker
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.074%) HDFS
9 1 (0.074%) MDaemon
9 1 (0.074%) NDS
9 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.074%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (0.96%) Puppet
4 11 (0.81%) Ansible
5 6 (0.44%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.44%) Nagios
5 6 (0.44%) SCCM
6 5 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.37%) Salt
7 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.30%) Mesos
7 4 (0.30%) OpenView
7 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (0.30%) WSUS
8 3 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 222 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.56%) Oracle
3 84 (6.20%) VMware
4 53 (3.91%) Cisco
5 51 (3.77%) SAP
6 38 (2.81%) Adobe
7 31 (2.29%) IBM
8 23 (1.70%) Google
9 18 (1.33%) iManage
9 18 (1.33%) Tableau
10 17 (1.26%) Demandware
11 16 (1.18%) Citrix
12 13 (0.96%) HP
12 13 (0.96%) Splunk
13 10 (0.74%) ArcSight
13 10 (0.74%) EMC
14 9 (0.66%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.66%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.66%) Fortinet
14 9 (0.66%) Palo Alto
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flex Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary To 40k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago