Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1415 1274 1634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.98% 10.50% 12.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.45% 45.27% 49.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1030 1193
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,475 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 2805 2814 3296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.77% 23.18% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2138 2262 2546
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 +1 919 £42,500 +3.03% 66
Cheshire -5 271 £42,250 +5.63% 18
Lancashire +4 113 £34,500 -10.39% 4
Merseyside +3 91 £38,500 +2.67% 9
Cumbria +1 12 £40,500 +47.27% 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 422 (29.82%) Computer Science
2 417 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
3 365 (25.80%) SQL
4 283 (20.00%) C#
5 281 (19.86%) .NET
6 280 (19.79%) Java
7 274 (19.36%) SQL Server
7 274 (19.36%) Finance
8 271 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
9 261 (18.45%) JavaScript
10 245 (17.31%) HTML
11 241 (17.03%) Microsoft
12 228 (16.11%) Windows
13 227 (16.04%) Software Engineering
14 208 (14.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 181 (12.79%) CSS
16 158 (11.17%) MVC
17 154 (10.88%) SAP
18 149 (10.53%) ITIL
19 140 (9.89%) Project Management
20 138 (9.75%) Linux
21 132 (9.33%) C++
22 131 (9.26%) OO
23 130 (9.19%) ASP.NET
24 129 (9.12%) SDLC
25 128 (9.05%) XML
26 127 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
27 126 (8.90%) Oracle
27 126 (8.90%) Retail
28 125 (8.83%) Test Automation

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 40 (2.83%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.84%) MS Exchange
2 26 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.13%) Confluence
3 16 (1.13%) SAS
4 13 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.71%) JBoss
6 10 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.71%) WordPress
7 8 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.57%) IIS
8 7 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.49%) nginx
9 6 (0.42%) CMS
9 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.28%) WinCC
Applications
1 54 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
5 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.35%) SPSS
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.21%) InVision
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.071%) CATIA
9 1 (0.071%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.071%) InDesign
9 1 (0.071%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 25 (1.77%) SAP MM
2 24 (1.70%) SAP SD
3 21 (1.48%) SAP BPC
4 16 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.99%) SAP SCM
6 8 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.49%) Sage CRM
7 7 (0.49%) SAP VC
8 6 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.42%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.35%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.35%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.21%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (1.63%) Office 365
5 19 (1.34%) SaaS
6 14 (0.99%) GitHub
6 14 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 13 (0.92%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.78%) iPaaS
9 10 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.35%) npm
12 5 (0.35%) Trello
13 4 (0.28%) Force.com
13 4 (0.28%) PaaS
14 3 (0.21%) IaaS
14 3 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 1 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.071%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.82%) WAN
2 51 (3.60%) Firewall
3 47 (3.32%) Ethernet
4 44 (3.11%) DNS
4 44 (3.11%) LAN
4 44 (3.11%) Wireless
5 40 (2.83%) DHCP
5 40 (2.83%) VPN
6 36 (2.54%) Network Security
7 35 (2.47%) SAN
8 33 (2.33%) SSL
9 32 (2.26%) Internet
10 29 (2.05%) IP Telephony
11 28 (1.98%) BGP
12 27 (1.91%) OSPF
13 26 (1.84%) TCP/IP
14 23 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (1.63%) EIGRP
14 23 (1.63%) MPLS
14 23 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 64 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.96%) Big Data
5 54 (3.82%) MySQL
6 41 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 34 (2.40%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (0.85%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.85%) Redis
17 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 80 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 76 (5.37%) JIRA
3 72 (5.09%) Visual Studio
4 63 (4.45%) Subversion
5 60 (4.24%) Selenium
6 59 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 42 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (1.91%) Maven
9 26 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.63%) Mercurial
11 20 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.41%) JUnit
12 18 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (1.06%) Gradle
14 10 (0.71%) FitNesse
14 10 (0.71%) NUnit
15 9 (0.64%) Ranorex
16 8 (0.57%) Grunt
16 8 (0.57%) gulp
16 8 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 274 (19.36%) Finance
2 126 (8.90%) Retail
3 118 (8.34%) Manufacturing
4 98 (6.93%) Marketing
5 75 (5.30%) Automotive
6 63 (4.45%) Telecoms
7 54 (3.82%) Banking
8 51 (3.60%) Electronics
9 39 (2.76%) Legal
10 38 (2.69%) Games
11 20 (1.41%) Billing
12 19 (1.34%) German Language
13 15 (1.06%) Military
14 14 (0.99%) Advertising
15 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.92%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.78%) French Language
16 11 (0.78%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.71%) Japanese Language
18 9 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 429 (30.32%) Developer
2 234 (16.54%) Analyst
3 125 (8.83%) Software Developer
4 124 (8.76%) Consultant
5 121 (8.55%) .NET Developer
6 115 (8.13%) Software Engineer
7 98 (6.93%) Graduate
8 92 (6.50%) Java Developer
9 90 (6.36%) C# Developer
10 87 (6.15%) Senior Developer
11 73 (5.16%) Business Analyst
12 70 (4.95%) Architect
12 70 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 65 (4.59%) SAP Consultant
14 58 (4.10%) Graduate Developer
15 57 (4.03%) Junior
16 50 (3.53%) SQL Developer
17 49 (3.46%) Java Software Developer
18 42 (2.97%) IT Support
19 41 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (19.86%) .NET
2 245 (17.31%) HTML
3 181 (12.79%) CSS
4 130 (9.19%) ASP.NET
5 128 (9.05%) XML
6 117 (8.27%) Web Services
7 99 (7.00%) jQuery
8 86 (6.08%) Spring
9 84 (5.94%) .NET Framework
10 83 (5.87%) HTML5
11 82 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 58 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (4.03%) JSON
14 56 (3.96%) RESTful
15 54 (3.82%) WCF
16 52 (3.67%) Ajax
17 49 (3.46%) CSS3
18 45 (3.18%) Java EE
18 45 (3.18%) REST
19 41 (2.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 422 (29.82%) Computer Science
2 271 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.67%) User Experience
5 48 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 44 (3.11%) Data Centre
7 42 (2.97%) Algorithms
8 35 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 34 (2.40%) Life Science
10 25 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.63%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.55%) iPad
13 19 (1.34%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 228 (16.11%) Windows
2 138 (9.75%) Linux
3 75 (5.30%) Unix
4 53 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.83%) Android
6 38 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 4 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (16.04%) Software Engineering
3 158 (11.17%) MVC
4 149 (10.53%) ITIL
5 140 (9.89%) Project Management
6 131 (9.26%) OO
7 129 (9.12%) SDLC
8 127 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (8.83%) Test Automation
10 120 (8.48%) Web Development
11 108 (7.63%) Scrum
12 107 (7.56%) DevOps
13 106 (7.49%) Mathematics
14 101 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 97 (6.86%) Analytics
16 86 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (6.08%) Time Management
17 84 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
18 83 (5.87%) TDD
19 77 (5.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 365 (25.80%) SQL
2 283 (20.00%) C#
3 280 (19.79%) Java
4 261 (18.45%) JavaScript
5 132 (9.33%) C++
6 107 (7.56%) Python
7 100 (7.07%) C
8 84 (5.94%) PHP
9 67 (4.73%) T-SQL
10 43 (3.04%) VB.NET
11 36 (2.54%) Go
12 35 (2.47%) VB
13 27 (1.91%) Ruby
13 27 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.84%) Embedded C
15 19 (1.34%) Perl
16 15 (1.06%) XAML
17 14 (0.99%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.85%) R
19 9 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 208 (14.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 99 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (5.02%) Master's Degree
4 51 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (3.39%) MCSE
6 46 (3.25%) CISSP
7 44 (3.11%) ISEB
8 42 (2.97%) ISTQB
8 42 (2.97%) Security Cleared
9 40 (2.83%) CCNP
10 37 (2.61%) CISM
11 36 (2.54%) MCSA
12 35 (2.47%) CISA
13 31 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
14 23 (1.63%) CCNA
14 23 (1.63%) CRISC
15 22 (1.55%) PhD
16 20 (1.41%) DV Cleared
16 20 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (1.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.65%) QA
2 36 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.13%) PMO
5 11 (0.78%) SLA
6 9 (0.64%) IFRS
7 8 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.42%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.42%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.28%) GDPR
10 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) GMP
13 1 (0.071%) Basel II
13 1 (0.071%) GAAP
13 1 (0.071%) GxP
13 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
System Software
1 92 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.82%) Hyper-V
3 52 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.70%) Docker
5 12 (0.85%) Firmware
6 6 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.28%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.071%) HDFS
11 1 (0.071%) NDS
11 1 (0.071%) vCloud
11 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (2.76%) Puppet
2 32 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.70%) Ansible
4 22 (1.55%) Mesos
5 21 (1.48%) WSUS
6 16 (1.13%) SCCM
7 11 (0.78%) SCOM
7 11 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (0.71%) Ganglia
9 6 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.35%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.21%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.21%) Marathon
12 3 (0.21%) rkt
12 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 241 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.88%) SAP
3 126 (8.90%) Oracle
4 72 (5.09%) VMware
5 70 (4.95%) Cisco
6 44 (3.11%) Google
7 32 (2.26%) Dell
7 32 (2.26%) EqualLogic
8 27 (1.91%) F5
9 24 (1.70%) Citrix
10 20 (1.41%) IBM
10 20 (1.41%) Tableau
11 18 (1.27%) NetApp
12 16 (1.13%) Riverbed
12 16 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.06%) Symantec
14 14 (0.99%) CommVault
15 13 (0.92%) Cognos
15 13 (0.92%) Sage
15 13 (0.92%) Xamarin