Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,126 1,411 1,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.64% 11.05% 10.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.11% 50.14% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1,097 1,024
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £69,369 £65,000 £59,463
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 2,496 2,814 2,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.36% 22.04% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,903 2,141 2,266
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,874 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 20 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -7 725 £42,750 +0.59% 166
Cheshire -10 206 £44,000 +3.53% 69
Merseyside +9 108 £47,500 +23.38% 36
Lancashire +4 76 £37,500 +10.29% 28
Cumbria -2 4 £35,000 -13.58% 6
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 370 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (29.48%) Computer Science
3 241 (21.40%) SQL
4 222 (19.72%) Microsoft
5 205 (18.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 200 (17.76%) C#
6 200 (17.76%) Java
7 199 (17.67%) Finance
8 198 (17.58%) Software Engineering
9 189 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
10 179 (15.90%) Windows
11 171 (15.19%) SQL Server
12 166 (14.74%) .NET
12 166 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
13 157 (13.94%) Linux
14 155 (13.77%) JavaScript
15 142 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
16 135 (11.99%) Information Security
17 133 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
18 127 (11.28%) Project Management
19 126 (11.19%) DevOps
20 125 (11.10%) TDD
21 121 (10.75%) HTML
22 120 (10.66%) Risk Management
23 117 (10.39%) SDLC
24 116 (10.30%) Python
25 108 (9.59%) CISSP
25 108 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 106 (9.41%) MVC
27 105 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure

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 25 (2.22%) Apache Spark
2 24 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.04%) Apache
4 11 (0.98%) IIS
4 11 (0.98%) SAS
5 10 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (0.89%) CMS
6 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.62%) nginx
8 6 (0.53%) Sitefinity
9 5 (0.44%) JBoss
10 4 (0.36%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.27%) Confluence
11 3 (0.27%) Marvel
11 3 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.89%) SPSS
6 9 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.36%) InVision
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.089%) CATIA
10 1 (0.089%) InDesign
10 1 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.44%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.27%) Maximo
4 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.18%) FastStats
5 2 (0.18%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.089%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.089%) HFM
6 1 (0.089%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.089%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.089%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 142 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.11%) Office 365
4 33 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.69%) PaaS
5 19 (1.69%) SaaS
6 18 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.44%) G Suite
11 5 (0.44%) IaaS
12 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.36%) Serverless
13 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.27%) GitHub
13 3 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.62%) Internet
2 44 (3.91%) HTTP
3 40 (3.55%) Firewall
4 29 (2.58%) SSL
5 26 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.87%) Network Security
7 20 (1.78%) LAN
7 20 (1.78%) RS-232
7 20 (1.78%) WAN
8 18 (1.60%) Bluetooth
9 17 (1.51%) Intranet
10 16 (1.42%) SAN
10 16 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (1.07%) DNS
12 12 (1.07%) RS-485
13 11 (0.98%) Broadband
13 11 (0.98%) MPLS
13 11 (0.98%) VPN
13 11 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 96 (8.53%) NoSQL
3 66 (5.86%) Relational Database
4 52 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 45 (4.00%) MySQL
5 45 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (3.46%) Big Data
7 37 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 33 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 31 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (2.22%) OLTP
12 24 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
13 23 (2.04%) Power BI
14 21 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.60%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
17 16 (1.42%) Amazon Athena
17 16 (1.42%) Flink
Development Applications
1 65 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.44%) JIRA
3 39 (3.46%) Selenium
4 33 (2.93%) Subversion
5 31 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.31%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.98%) Mercurial
10 10 (0.89%) JMeter
11 8 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.71%) CocoaPods
11 8 (0.71%) JUnit
12 7 (0.62%) Ant
12 7 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.62%) PHPUnit
12 7 (0.62%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.53%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.53%) Hudson
13 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 199 (17.67%) Finance
2 66 (5.86%) Marketing
3 55 (4.88%) Law
4 50 (4.44%) Banking
5 46 (4.09%) Games
6 43 (3.82%) Retail
7 36 (3.20%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.84%) Investment Banking
9 31 (2.75%) Telecoms
10 23 (2.04%) Electronics
10 23 (2.04%) Military
11 19 (1.69%) Automotive
12 16 (1.42%) Legal
13 13 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.89%) Advertising
15 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.62%) French Language
16 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.53%) Local Government
17 6 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 287 (25.49%) Developer
2 172 (15.28%) Analyst
3 77 (6.84%) Graduate
4 75 (6.66%) Architect
5 74 (6.57%) Security Manager
6 71 (6.31%) .NET Developer
7 69 (6.13%) Information Manager
8 67 (5.95%) Information Security Manager
9 64 (5.68%) Junior
10 60 (5.33%) Software Engineer
11 54 (4.80%) C# Developer
12 49 (4.35%) Java Developer
13 48 (4.26%) Senior Developer
14 47 (4.17%) Business Analyst
15 43 (3.82%) Junior Developer
16 42 (3.73%) Software Developer
17 41 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (3.64%) Graduate Developer
18 39 (3.46%) Consultant
19 34 (3.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (14.74%) .NET
2 121 (10.75%) HTML
3 97 (8.61%) CSS
4 88 (7.82%) ASP.NET
5 77 (6.84%) Web Services
6 67 (5.95%) RESTful
7 65 (5.77%) XML
8 51 (4.53%) .NET Framework
9 47 (4.17%) HTML5
10 45 (4.00%) AngularJS
11 44 (3.91%) JSON
12 40 (3.55%) jQuery
13 32 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (2.75%) Entity Framework
15 30 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (2.49%) Node.js
16 28 (2.49%) REST
17 27 (2.40%) WCF
18 24 (2.13%) CSS3
18 24 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 332 (29.48%) Computer Science
2 166 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 65 (5.77%) User Experience
5 41 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 32 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.58%) Internet of Things
9 20 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.33%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 14 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.89%) Animation
14 10 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.80%) Life Science
15 9 (0.80%) Robotics
16 8 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 179 (15.90%) Windows
2 157 (13.94%) Linux
3 38 (3.37%) Android
4 33 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 18 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.51%) Unix
9 15 (1.33%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.89%) CentOS
12 9 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.27%) Solaris
16 2 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
16 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.18%) watchOS
17 1 (0.089%) AIX
17 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (17.58%) Software Engineering
3 189 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
4 135 (11.99%) Information Security
5 133 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (11.28%) Project Management
7 126 (11.19%) DevOps
8 125 (11.10%) TDD
9 120 (10.66%) Risk Management
10 117 (10.39%) SDLC
11 106 (9.41%) MVC
12 103 (9.15%) Analytics
12 103 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 98 (8.70%) ITIL
13 98 (8.70%) Mathematics
14 86 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (7.55%) OO
15 85 (7.55%) Scrum
16 80 (7.10%) OWASP
17 78 (6.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 241 (21.40%) SQL
2 200 (17.76%) C#
2 200 (17.76%) Java
3 155 (13.77%) JavaScript
4 116 (10.30%) Python
5 86 (7.64%) C++
6 79 (7.02%) C
7 65 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 52 (4.62%) PHP
9 37 (3.29%) Ruby
10 36 (3.20%) VB.NET
11 28 (2.49%) Scala
12 26 (2.31%) R
13 22 (1.95%) VB
14 20 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.60%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.60%) VBA
16 16 (1.42%) Perl
17 15 (1.33%) VB6
18 12 (1.07%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 205 (18.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 108 (9.59%) CISSP
3 87 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (5.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 46 (4.09%) Numerate Degree
7 37 (3.29%) ISEB
8 34 (3.02%) ISTQB
9 32 (2.84%) MCSE
9 32 (2.84%) Security Cleared
10 28 (2.49%) Master's Degree
11 20 (1.78%) CCNA
11 20 (1.78%) CISA
12 19 (1.69%) CISM
13 18 (1.60%) PhD
14 17 (1.51%) CCNP
14 17 (1.51%) PMI Certification
14 17 (1.51%) PMP
15 15 (1.33%) SC Cleared
16 10 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (6.66%) QA
3 37 (3.29%) GDPR
4 18 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.60%) PMO
5 13 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.71%) SLA
8 6 (0.53%) COBIT
9 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.36%) P3O
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 15765
11 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.18%) NEBOSH
12 2 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.089%) GAAP
13 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 97 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.11%) Docker
3 28 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.89%) Firmware
5 10 (0.89%) vSphere
6 9 (0.80%) XenApp
7 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.27%) pfSense
8 3 (0.27%) vCloud
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (1.51%) Puppet
2 14 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.98%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (0.80%) SCCM
5 6 (0.53%) Nessus
5 6 (0.53%) TrustSec
6 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.27%) Ansible
7 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.27%) WSUS
8 2 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.089%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.089%) Rancher
9 1 (0.089%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.089%) vRealize
9 1 (0.089%) Webmin
Vendors
1 222 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.00%) VMware
3 43 (3.82%) SAP
4 37 (3.29%) Cisco
5 36 (3.20%) Oracle
6 22 (1.95%) Tableau
7 17 (1.51%) Google
8 16 (1.42%) CA Agile Central
8 16 (1.42%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.33%) Siemens
10 12 (1.07%) Citrix
11 11 (0.98%) HP
11 11 (0.98%) Sun
12 9 (0.80%) Blue Prism
12 9 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.80%) Micro Focus
12 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.71%) Adobe
13 8 (0.71%) Apple
14 6 (0.53%) Cognizant