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

Academic Degree
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 711 677 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.33% 12.22% 12.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.78% 50.26% 53.06%
Number of salaries quoted 560 533 649
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 1520 1347 1551
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.09% 24.31% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1132 1246
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 June 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 June 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 -3 450 £42,500 +6.25% 77
Cheshire -5 139 £40,500 -4.70% 26
Lancashire +2 54 £33,000 -17.50% 5
Merseyside -16 45 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Cumbria +10 14 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 456 (32.36%) Computer Science
2 433 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 426 (30.23%) SQL
4 375 (26.61%) .NET
5 369 (26.19%) C#
6 311 (22.07%) HTML
7 310 (22.00%) JavaScript
8 282 (20.01%) Software Engineering
9 280 (19.87%) Java
10 269 (19.09%) Microsoft
11 265 (18.81%) SQL Server
12 256 (18.17%) Finance
13 251 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
14 211 (14.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 208 (14.76%) CSS
16 193 (13.70%) Windows
17 188 (13.34%) C++
18 180 (12.78%) MVC
19 172 (12.21%) OO
20 171 (12.14%) PHP
21 167 (11.85%) ASP.NET
22 161 (11.43%) Linux
22 161 (11.43%) SDLC
23 143 (10.15%) Oracle
24 138 (9.79%) C
25 137 (9.72%) jQuery
26 129 (9.16%) Scrum
27 128 (9.08%) Test Automation
28 124 (8.80%) Visual Studio
29 123 (8.73%) 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 54 (3.83%) Apache Spark
2 38 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.42%) Apache Pig
6 18 (1.28%) WordPress
7 16 (1.14%) Confluence
8 15 (1.06%) SAS
9 12 (0.85%) OpenEdge
10 11 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.71%) IIS
12 8 (0.57%) CMS
12 8 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.57%) JBoss
12 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.43%) Apache
15 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.50%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.50%) InDesign
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.43%) Camtasia
8 6 (0.43%) Snagit
9 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.071%) InVision
11 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 30 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.57%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.50%) SAP HCM
5 7 (0.50%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.43%) Sage CRM
7 5 (0.35%) PlanetPress Connect
7 5 (0.35%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.28%) SAP QM
8 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.28%) GitHub
5 10 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.64%) SaaS
7 8 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.50%) Office 365
9 6 (0.43%) PaaS
10 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.35%) IaaS
11 4 (0.28%) Trello
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.21%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.21%) Yammer
13 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.14%) Force.com
13 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.26%) Firewall
2 57 (4.05%) WAN
3 54 (3.83%) LAN
4 43 (3.05%) VPN
5 41 (2.91%) Internet
6 40 (2.84%) Wireless
7 38 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 35 (2.48%) Ethernet
9 29 (2.06%) Network Security
9 29 (2.06%) SSL
10 25 (1.77%) DNS
11 21 (1.49%) HTTP
11 21 (1.49%) VoIP
12 17 (1.21%) MPLS
12 17 (1.21%) RS-232
13 15 (1.06%) Cisco Wireless
14 14 (0.99%) BGP
14 14 (0.99%) DHCP
15 11 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.09%) MySQL
3 110 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 65 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 58 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 57 (4.05%) Big Data
7 53 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 51 (3.62%) Hadoop
9 42 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (2.41%) MongoDB
12 33 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.77%) Apache Hive
13 25 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
14 24 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.85%) Power BI
17 10 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 124 (8.80%) Visual Studio
2 99 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 81 (5.75%) Subversion
4 72 (5.11%) JIRA
5 58 (4.12%) Selenium
6 52 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (3.48%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.85%) Mercurial
10 23 (1.63%) NUnit
11 22 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 22 (1.56%) NuGet
12 17 (1.21%) Maven
12 17 (1.21%) Microsoft Blend
12 17 (1.21%) MSI
12 17 (1.21%) MSTest
12 17 (1.21%) WiX
13 16 (1.14%) Gradle
14 14 (0.99%) JUnit
15 12 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 256 (18.17%) Finance
2 105 (7.45%) Marketing
3 98 (6.96%) Manufacturing
4 86 (6.10%) Retail
5 83 (5.89%) Banking
6 78 (5.54%) Games
7 64 (4.54%) Telecoms
8 56 (3.97%) Electronics
9 39 (2.77%) Legal
10 23 (1.63%) Automotive
11 19 (1.35%) Advertising
12 17 (1.21%) Military
13 15 (1.06%) Law
14 14 (0.99%) Publishing
15 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.64%) Billing
18 8 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 514 (36.48%) Developer
2 186 (13.20%) Analyst
3 144 (10.22%) .NET Developer
3 144 (10.22%) Software Developer
4 115 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 108 (7.67%) Software Engineer
6 99 (7.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 97 (6.88%) Junior
7 97 (6.88%) Senior Developer
8 95 (6.74%) Graduate
9 86 (6.10%) Architect
10 82 (5.82%) Java Developer
11 66 (4.68%) Junior Developer
12 65 (4.61%) Consultant
13 64 (4.54%) Web Developer
14 54 (3.83%) Graduate Developer
15 53 (3.76%) Java Software Developer
16 49 (3.48%) SQL Developer
17 48 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
18 45 (3.19%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (26.61%) .NET
2 311 (22.07%) HTML
3 208 (14.76%) CSS
4 167 (11.85%) ASP.NET
5 137 (9.72%) jQuery
6 123 (8.73%) Web Services
7 113 (8.02%) .NET Framework
8 98 (6.96%) HTML5
9 92 (6.53%) AngularJS
10 87 (6.17%) XML
11 69 (4.90%) Spring
12 64 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (4.47%) WCF
14 58 (4.12%) Entity Framework
14 58 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (3.83%) Java EE
16 51 (3.62%) JSON
17 47 (3.34%) CSS3
17 47 (3.34%) SOAP
18 42 (2.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 456 (32.36%) Computer Science
2 251 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.54%) Algorithms
4 66 (4.68%) Data Structures
4 66 (4.68%) User Experience
5 63 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.34%) iPad
7 40 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.77%) Public Cloud
11 24 (1.70%) Internet of Things
12 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 18 (1.28%) PKI
14 17 (1.21%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 15 (1.06%) Smart Meter
16 14 (0.99%) Device Driver
16 14 (0.99%) Social Media
17 13 (0.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 193 (13.70%) Windows
2 161 (11.43%) Linux
3 51 (3.62%) Unix
4 38 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.27%) Android
6 31 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 23 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 19 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.21%) Mac OS
10 17 (1.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.43%) Nucleus RTOS
15 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (20.01%) Software Engineering
3 180 (12.78%) MVC
4 172 (12.21%) OO
5 161 (11.43%) SDLC
6 129 (9.16%) Scrum
7 128 (9.08%) Test Automation
8 119 (8.45%) Mathematics
9 118 (8.37%) Web Development
10 102 (7.24%) Project Management
11 99 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (6.39%) ITIL
13 89 (6.32%) DevOps
14 88 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (6.17%) Validation
16 86 (6.10%) TDD
17 85 (6.03%) Analytics
18 80 (5.68%) Information Security
19 77 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
20 67 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (30.23%) SQL
2 369 (26.19%) C#
3 310 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 280 (19.87%) Java
5 188 (13.34%) C++
6 171 (12.14%) PHP
7 138 (9.79%) C
8 115 (8.16%) Python
9 70 (4.97%) T-SQL
10 46 (3.26%) Embedded C
11 45 (3.19%) Ruby
12 35 (2.48%) VB
13 33 (2.34%) Perl
14 29 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 29 (2.06%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.85%) Go
16 24 (1.70%) XAML
17 22 (1.56%) R
18 20 (1.42%) Embedded C++
18 20 (1.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 211 (14.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (3.34%) ISEB
4 43 (3.05%) CISSP
5 41 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 40 (2.84%) Numerate Degree
7 37 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (2.27%) CCNP
8 32 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 31 (2.20%) HND
10 30 (2.13%) CISA
10 30 (2.13%) PhD
11 27 (1.92%) CISM
11 27 (1.92%) Master's Degree
12 25 (1.77%) CCNA
12 25 (1.77%) MCSE
13 22 (1.56%) HNC
14 18 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.21%) CRISC
16 13 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.47%) QA
2 21 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.06%) PMO
4 12 (0.85%) SLA
5 8 (0.57%) COBIT
5 8 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.21%) GDPR
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) IAS 39
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.071%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.071%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 51 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.63%) Firmware
4 26 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.78%) Docker
6 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.35%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.14%) XenApp
10 1 (0.071%) HDFS
10 1 (0.071%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.071%) NDS
10 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.071%) Xen
10 1 (0.071%) zsh
Systems Management
1 44 (3.12%) Puppet
2 43 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.99%) Ansible
4 22 (1.56%) Mesos
5 17 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.50%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.28%) Salt
10 4 (0.28%) WSUS
11 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.14%) Kibana
12 2 (0.14%) logstash
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.14%) RSA enVision
12 2 (0.14%) SCCM
12 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.071%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.071%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 269 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.15%) Oracle
3 77 (5.46%) SAP
4 56 (3.97%) VMware
5 51 (3.62%) Cisco
6 48 (3.41%) Google
7 18 (1.28%) Adobe
8 16 (1.14%) IBM
9 14 (0.99%) CheckPoint
9 14 (0.99%) HP
9 14 (0.99%) Juniper
10 13 (0.92%) Tableau
11 12 (0.85%) F5
12 10 (0.71%) Demandware
12 10 (0.71%) Facebook
12 10 (0.71%) iManage
12 10 (0.71%) NetApp
13 9 (0.64%) Palo Alto
13 9 (0.64%) Sage
13 9 (0.64%) Splunk
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + £30-£40 base + Double OTE + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago