Period
to 20 April 2021

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 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 393 646 1,050
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.79% 8.51% 10.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.42% 43.56% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 247 492 724
10th Percentile £25,450 £26,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,530 £33,750 £31,599
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,750 £77,500 £70,000
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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,079 1,483 2,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.63% 19.54% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 759 1,048 1,796
10th Percentile £28,050 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,448 £32,729
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,375 £58,500 £60,188
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,550 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Salary trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 6 months to 20 April 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
Manchester -18 184 £50,000 +2.56% 108
Cheshire +14 116 £46,250 -2.63% 49
Merseyside -2 34 £33,750 -35.71% 16
Cumbria +26 28 £31,530 -21.18% 4
Lancashire -24 25 £41,250 -6.25% 21
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 131 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 129 (32.82%) Computer Science
3 96 (24.43%) Microsoft
4 91 (23.16%) SQL
5 87 (22.14%) Finance
6 85 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (19.34%) JavaScript
7 76 (19.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 68 (17.30%) C#
9 61 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
10 55 (13.99%) .NET
11 52 (13.23%) SQL Server
12 50 (12.72%) Java
13 45 (11.45%) HTML
14 44 (11.20%) Artificial Intelligence
15 43 (10.94%) Windows
16 40 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
17 39 (9.92%) ITIL
17 39 (9.92%) Management Information System
17 39 (9.92%) Machine Learning
18 38 (9.67%) Git (software)
19 36 (9.16%) CSS
20 35 (8.91%) Project Management
20 35 (8.91%) VMware
20 35 (8.91%) DevOps
21 34 (8.65%) Linux
22 33 (8.40%) Web Services
22 33 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
22 33 (8.40%) Azure
22 33 (8.40%) AWS

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 23 (5.85%) CMS
2 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.78%) IIS
4 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.27%) WordPress
6 4 (1.02%) Confluence
7 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 40 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.02%) InDesign
7 3 (0.76%) InVision
7 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.76%) Sketch
8 2 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.40%) AWS
1 33 (8.40%) Azure
2 24 (6.11%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (6.11%) Power Platform
3 12 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.04%) SaaS
5 6 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.53%) GitHub
6 4 (1.02%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.76%) Canva
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) MailChimp
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Serverless
8 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.85%) Firewall
2 18 (4.58%) VoIP
3 15 (3.82%) NAS
3 15 (3.82%) SAN
4 10 (2.54%) WAN
4 10 (2.54%) Wireless
5 9 (2.29%) LAN
6 8 (2.04%) Network Security
7 6 (1.53%) Internet
7 6 (1.53%) SSL
8 5 (1.27%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.27%) MPLS
9 3 (0.76%) BGP
9 3 (0.76%) DHCP
9 3 (0.76%) DNS
9 3 (0.76%) HTTP
9 3 (0.76%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.51%) Intranet
10 2 (0.51%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.62%) MySQL
3 25 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 24 (6.11%) Power BI
5 14 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.31%) Big Data
7 11 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.53%) Amazon Athena
10 6 (1.53%) Amazon QuickSight
10 6 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.53%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.27%) QlikView
12 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.09%) JIRA
3 13 (3.31%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.80%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.02%) Gradle
7 4 (1.02%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.02%) JUnit
7 4 (1.02%) Mockito
7 4 (1.02%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.76%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.76%) Selenium
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.51%) Maven
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.25%) JMeter
10 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (22.14%) Finance
2 28 (7.12%) Public Sector
3 24 (6.11%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.60%) Marketing
5 21 (5.34%) Legal
5 21 (5.34%) Retail
6 17 (4.33%) Automotive
7 13 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.05%) Law
9 11 (2.80%) Aerospace
9 11 (2.80%) Military
10 8 (2.04%) Banking
11 7 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.78%) Publishing
12 6 (1.53%) Back Office
13 5 (1.27%) Local Government
14 3 (0.76%) Billing
15 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.51%) Games
15 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 128 (32.57%) Developer
2 69 (17.56%) Graduate
3 49 (12.47%) Analyst
4 47 (11.96%) Graduate Developer
5 39 (9.92%) Software Developer
6 29 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 24 (6.11%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.34%) Graduate Software Developer
9 17 (4.33%) Consultant
9 17 (4.33%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.07%) Junior
11 15 (3.82%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.05%) IT Manager
12 12 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Administrator
13 11 (2.80%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Junior Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.80%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.54%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.99%) .NET
2 45 (11.45%) HTML
3 36 (9.16%) CSS
4 33 (8.40%) Web Services
5 29 (7.38%) React
6 25 (6.36%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.34%) REST
8 14 (3.56%) jQuery
9 13 (3.31%) .NET Framework
9 13 (3.31%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.05%) RESTful
10 12 (3.05%) Vue.js
11 11 (2.80%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (2.80%) WPF
12 10 (2.54%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.54%) Node.js
12 10 (2.54%) Spring
13 9 (2.29%) Blazor
13 9 (2.29%) HTML5
14 8 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.92%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.36%) Organisational Skills
4 23 (5.85%) Life Science
5 21 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (5.34%) User Experience
6 17 (4.33%) Renewable Energy
7 15 (3.82%) Blog
8 10 (2.54%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.04%) Social Media
10 7 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.02%) FMCG
13 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.76%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.94%) Windows
2 34 (8.65%) Linux
3 26 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (3.56%) Unix
6 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.78%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.02%) Android
10 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.02%) CentOS
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 129 (32.82%) Computer Science
3 85 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (11.20%) Artificial Intelligence
5 39 (9.92%) ITIL
5 39 (9.92%) Machine Learning
6 35 (8.91%) DevOps
6 35 (8.91%) Project Management
7 33 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 30 (7.63%) Analytics
10 28 (7.12%) Mathematics
11 27 (6.87%) TDD
12 25 (6.36%) Change Management
12 25 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (6.11%) Coaching
14 22 (5.60%) ETL
15 20 (5.09%) Information Security
16 19 (4.83%) ERP
16 19 (4.83%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 91 (23.16%) SQL
2 76 (19.34%) JavaScript
3 68 (17.30%) C#
4 50 (12.72%) Java
5 27 (6.87%) Python
6 20 (5.09%) Go
7 18 (4.58%) C++
8 14 (3.56%) C
8 14 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.31%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.80%) PHP
11 9 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.29%) VBScript
12 8 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.78%) VB
14 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 4 (1.02%) Perl
15 4 (1.02%) Ruby
16 3 (0.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 76 (19.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.33%) PhD
3 17 (4.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.82%) CISSP
5 14 (3.56%) CISM
6 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.80%) CEH
8 10 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (2.54%) CISMP
9 9 (2.29%) CCNP
9 9 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.29%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.78%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.53%) CCIE
12 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.53%) MCSE
12 6 (1.53%) RHCE
13 5 (1.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.83%) QA
2 17 (4.33%) GDPR
3 9 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.04%) SLA
5 6 (1.53%) GMP
5 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.76%) PMO
8 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.51%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.25%) GRC
9 1 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 28 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.85%) Docker
4 5 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.25%) LXC
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) SRDF
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) Ansible
1 7 (1.78%) Kubernetes
1 7 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.53%) SCCM
2 6 (1.53%) Terraform
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.02%) Puppet
5 3 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.76%) WSUS
6 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.51%) SCOM
6 2 (0.51%) WMI
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 96 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.91%) VMware
3 29 (7.38%) Oracle
4 24 (6.11%) Cisco
5 16 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.31%) Google
7 11 (2.80%) Adobe
7 11 (2.80%) SAP
7 11 (2.80%) Telerik
8 8 (2.04%) IBM
9 7 (1.78%) HubSpot
10 6 (1.53%) Juniper
10 6 (1.53%) Snowplow
10 6 (1.53%) Splunk
11 5 (1.27%) Citrix
11 5 (1.27%) EMC
11 5 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.02%) Sparx
12 4 (1.02%) Twitter
13 3 (0.76%) Facebook