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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Degree
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 674 702 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.67% 12.34% 12.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.84% 50.83% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 520 541 661
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 1409 1381 1784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.30% 24.27% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 1130 1368
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -3 488 £37,500 -6.25% 76
Cheshire -5 94 £38,750 +10.71% 28
Merseyside -15 42 £33,750 -17.68% 5
Lancashire -8 35 £36,250 -6.45% 4
Cumbria +5 3 £37,500 -4.66% 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 463 (34.45%) Computer Science
2 424 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (27.75%) SQL
4 346 (25.74%) C#
5 334 (24.85%) .NET
6 320 (23.81%) HTML
7 316 (23.51%) JavaScript
8 274 (20.39%) Software Engineering
9 269 (20.01%) Java
10 242 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
11 237 (17.63%) Microsoft
12 234 (17.41%) CSS
13 222 (16.52%) SQL Server
14 203 (15.10%) Finance
15 198 (14.73%) jQuery
16 190 (14.14%) PHP
17 178 (13.24%) MVC
18 172 (12.80%) SDLC
19 166 (12.35%) C
19 166 (12.35%) ASP.NET
20 157 (11.68%) C++
21 152 (11.31%) Oracle
21 152 (11.31%) Linux
21 152 (11.31%) OO
22 147 (10.94%) Scrum
23 141 (10.49%) Windows
24 133 (9.90%) MySQL
25 124 (9.23%) Mathematics
26 116 (8.63%) Web Development
27 114 (8.48%) Web Services

Degree
Co-occurring 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 52 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.50%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.60%) Apache Pig
5 24 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.56%) SAS
7 19 (1.41%) Confluence
8 16 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.04%) IIS
9 14 (1.04%) WordPress
10 12 (0.89%) Apache
11 11 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.82%) OpenEdge
12 10 (0.74%) JBoss
13 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.45%) CMS
15 6 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 77 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.26%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.97%) InDesign
7 11 (0.82%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.82%) Camtasia
7 11 (0.82%) Snagit
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.30%) SPSS
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.45%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
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 MM
4 5 (0.37%) SAP SCM
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.30%) Magento
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.30%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.30%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.15%) FastStats
7 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.64%) SaaS
3 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (1.34%) PaaS
6 17 (1.26%) IaaS
7 8 (0.60%) GitHub
8 6 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.22%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.22%) Yammer
12 2 (0.15%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.15%) Office 365
12 2 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
13 1 (0.074%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.074%) Google Play
13 1 (0.074%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.074%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.35%) Firewall
2 39 (2.90%) Internet
3 37 (2.75%) WAN
4 36 (2.68%) LAN
5 32 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 31 (2.31%) VPN
7 25 (1.86%) Wireless
8 22 (1.64%) HTTP
9 18 (1.34%) DNS
9 18 (1.34%) SSL
10 16 (1.19%) Ethernet
10 16 (1.19%) Network Security
10 16 (1.19%) VoIP
11 14 (1.04%) Cisco Wireless
11 14 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (0.97%) SAN
13 10 (0.74%) RS-232
14 9 (0.67%) DHCP
15 8 (0.60%) GPRS
15 8 (0.60%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 133 (9.90%) MySQL
3 96 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 71 (5.28%) RDBMS
5 69 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 55 (4.09%) Big Data
7 48 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 46 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (2.83%) MongoDB
11 37 (2.75%) Apache Hive
12 29 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.89%) DB2
18 10 (0.74%) Power BI
19 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
19 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 111 (8.26%) Visual Studio
2 102 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 84 (6.25%) JIRA
4 75 (5.58%) Subversion
5 59 (4.39%) Selenium
6 43 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 32 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 30 (2.23%) Mercurial
10 20 (1.49%) NUnit
11 18 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.19%) Gradle
13 15 (1.12%) NuGet
14 10 (0.74%) JUnit
14 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Blend
14 10 (0.74%) MSI
14 10 (0.74%) MSTest
14 10 (0.74%) WiX
15 9 (0.67%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 203 (15.10%) Finance
2 98 (7.29%) Banking
3 91 (6.77%) Marketing
4 72 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 67 (4.99%) Retail
6 66 (4.91%) Games
7 55 (4.09%) Telecoms
8 50 (3.72%) Legal
9 40 (2.98%) Electronics
9 40 (2.98%) Military
10 24 (1.79%) Law
11 15 (1.12%) Advertising
11 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.04%) French Language
12 14 (1.04%) Publishing
13 13 (0.97%) Automotive
13 13 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
13 13 (0.97%) German Language
13 13 (0.97%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 479 (35.64%) Developer
2 188 (13.99%) Analyst
3 128 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 120 (8.93%) Software Developer
5 115 (8.56%) C# Developer
6 107 (7.96%) Software Engineer
7 95 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 88 (6.55%) Architect
8 88 (6.55%) Junior
9 85 (6.32%) Senior Developer
10 80 (5.95%) Graduate
11 76 (5.65%) Java Developer
12 72 (5.36%) Consultant
13 62 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
13 62 (4.61%) Web Developer
14 56 (4.17%) Business Analyst
15 55 (4.09%) Junior Developer
16 54 (4.02%) PHP Developer
17 53 (3.94%) Java Software Developer
18 49 (3.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (24.85%) .NET
2 320 (23.81%) HTML
3 234 (17.41%) CSS
4 198 (14.73%) jQuery
5 166 (12.35%) ASP.NET
6 114 (8.48%) Web Services
7 113 (8.41%) AngularJS
8 109 (8.11%) HTML5
9 99 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 77 (5.73%) Spring
11 72 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 70 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 67 (4.99%) XML
14 63 (4.69%) Java EE
15 59 (4.39%) CSS3
16 55 (4.09%) Node.js
17 54 (4.02%) Entity Framework
18 52 (3.87%) Middleware
19 51 (3.79%) WCF
20 48 (3.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 463 (34.45%) Computer Science
2 242 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (6.62%) Algorithms
4 71 (5.28%) Data Structures
4 71 (5.28%) iPad
5 66 (4.91%) User Experience
6 58 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 43 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.86%) PKI
9 23 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.34%) Smart Meter
12 17 (1.26%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.19%) Internet of Things
13 16 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.12%) Animation
14 15 (1.12%) Social Media
15 14 (1.04%) Smartphone
16 10 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 152 (11.31%) Linux
2 141 (10.49%) Windows
3 37 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
5 35 (2.60%) Android
5 35 (2.60%) Unix
6 26 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 7 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (20.39%) Software Engineering
3 178 (13.24%) MVC
4 172 (12.80%) SDLC
5 152 (11.31%) OO
6 147 (10.94%) Scrum
7 124 (9.23%) Mathematics
8 116 (8.63%) Web Development
9 112 (8.33%) Information Security
10 97 (7.22%) Validation
11 96 (7.14%) Project Management
12 93 (6.92%) Analytics
13 91 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 85 (6.32%) DevOps
16 81 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (6.03%) ITIL
17 77 (5.73%) Risk Management
18 76 (5.65%) TDD
19 73 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (27.75%) SQL
2 346 (25.74%) C#
3 316 (23.51%) JavaScript
4 269 (20.01%) Java
5 190 (14.14%) PHP
6 166 (12.35%) C
7 157 (11.68%) C++
8 114 (8.48%) Python
9 60 (4.46%) T-SQL
10 59 (4.39%) Ruby
11 51 (3.79%) Embedded C
12 42 (3.13%) Perl
13 34 (2.53%) VB
14 33 (2.46%) R
15 25 (1.86%) Embedded C++
16 22 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.26%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.19%) PowerShell
19 15 (1.12%) Shell Script
19 15 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.57%) ISEB
4 47 (3.50%) DV Cleared
5 44 (3.27%) CISSP
6 39 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (2.60%) CISM
7 35 (2.60%) HND
8 30 (2.23%) CCNA
9 29 (2.16%) ISTQB
10 28 (2.08%) CCNP
11 27 (2.01%) PhD
12 25 (1.86%) HNC
13 23 (1.71%) CISA
14 19 (1.41%) MCSE
15 14 (1.04%) MCSA
15 14 (1.04%) SC Cleared
16 12 (0.89%) Postgraduate
17 11 (0.82%) MOS
18 9 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.65%) QA
2 30 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.64%) SLA
4 19 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.19%) PMO
6 9 (0.67%) COBIT
6 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.37%) ISO22301
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.15%) IFRS
10 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) RMADS
11 1 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.074%) Basel III
System Software
1 60 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (3.35%) Firmware
2 45 (3.35%) Hyper-V
3 42 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.60%) vSphere
5 5 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.30%) Docker
7 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.074%) HDFS
8 1 (0.074%) MDaemon
8 1 (0.074%) NDS
8 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.074%) zsh
Systems Management
1 26 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (1.41%) Puppet
3 16 (1.19%) Ansible
4 15 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (0.60%) Mesos
7 6 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.45%) Nagios
8 5 (0.37%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.37%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.37%) Salt
9 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.30%) OpenView
9 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.22%) SCCM
11 2 (0.15%) Kibana
11 2 (0.15%) logstash
11 2 (0.15%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 237 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 152 (11.31%) Oracle
3 74 (5.51%) VMware
4 54 (4.02%) SAP
5 49 (3.65%) Cisco
6 33 (2.46%) Adobe
7 29 (2.16%) IBM
8 28 (2.08%) Google
9 17 (1.26%) Demandware
9 17 (1.26%) Tableau
10 13 (0.97%) HP
11 12 (0.89%) Citrix
11 12 (0.89%) iManage
12 10 (0.74%) Cognizant
12 10 (0.74%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.67%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.67%) Fortinet
13 9 (0.67%) NetApp
13 9 (0.67%) Palo Alto
13 9 (0.67%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + +Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, Pension, Health
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flex Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 95000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £45,496 pa
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago