Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 714 1,039 1,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.44% 10.03% 9.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.53% 43.67% 45.74%
Number of salaries quoted 544 823 940
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,679 2,379 2,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.84% 22.97% 20.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 1,913 1,967
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £23,400
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 -6 423 £46,000 -3.16% 113
Cheshire 0 119 £50,000 +5.26% 56
Lancashire +3 92 £40,000 +6.67% 31
Merseyside 0 66 £52,500 +25.75% 27
Cumbria -4 14 £23,575 - 11
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 260 (36.41%) Computer Science
2 205 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (21.15%) .NET
4 147 (20.59%) C#
5 143 (20.03%) SQL
6 136 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 129 (18.07%) Java
8 128 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 122 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
9 122 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
10 113 (15.83%) Finance
11 106 (14.85%) JavaScript
12 103 (14.43%) Software Engineering
13 101 (14.15%) Windows
14 95 (13.31%) Scrum
15 93 (13.03%) SQL Server
16 89 (12.46%) Azure
17 86 (12.04%) HTML
18 83 (11.62%) Relational Database
19 82 (11.48%) CSS
20 76 (10.64%) Python
21 75 (10.50%) AngularJS
22 72 (10.08%) AWS
22 72 (10.08%) Project Management
23 71 (9.94%) C++
23 71 (9.94%) ITIL
23 71 (9.94%) Manufacturing
24 69 (9.66%) Self-Motivation
25 63 (8.82%) Retail
25 63 (8.82%) jQuery

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 31 (4.34%) IIS
2 19 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.40%) Confluence
4 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.70%) Jupyter
5 5 (0.70%) SAS
5 5 (0.70%) Tornado
6 4 (0.56%) Apache
6 4 (0.56%) nginx
7 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.28%) CMS
8 2 (0.28%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) OnBase
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) Site Server
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.26%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) SPSS
7 3 (0.42%) CATIA
8 2 (0.28%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.14%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.14%) InVision
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.14%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.14%) Sketch
9 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.42%) Magento
2 3 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 89 (12.46%) Azure
2 72 (10.08%) AWS
3 35 (4.90%) SaaS
4 31 (4.34%) GCP
5 25 (3.50%) Office 365
6 22 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.96%) Power Platform
8 13 (1.82%) GitHub
9 12 (1.68%) IaaS
10 10 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.40%) PaaS
11 8 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.12%) G Suite
11 8 (1.12%) Serverless
12 6 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.34%) Firewall
2 30 (4.20%) Wireless
3 27 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.22%) VPN
5 21 (2.94%) Internet
6 20 (2.80%) DNS
7 17 (2.38%) LAN
8 16 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (1.96%) WAN
10 12 (1.68%) Bluetooth
10 12 (1.68%) LTE
10 12 (1.68%) MQTT
11 10 (1.40%) DMZ
12 8 (1.12%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.84%) DHCP
14 6 (0.84%) HTTP
14 6 (0.84%) SSL
14 6 (0.84%) VoIP
15 5 (0.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 83 (11.62%) Relational Database
3 53 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 47 (6.58%) MySQL
5 32 (4.48%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.36%) Big Data
7 23 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (2.66%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.96%) Power BI
13 12 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.54%) Snowflake Schema
15 10 (1.40%) Data Mining
16 8 (1.12%) Data Lake
17 7 (0.98%) Star Schema
18 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (5.18%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.36%) JIRA
5 15 (2.10%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 14 (1.96%) NetBeans
7 12 (1.68%) GCC
8 10 (1.40%) Subversion
9 9 (1.26%) Maven
10 7 (0.98%) Selenium
11 6 (0.84%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.84%) Brakeman
11 6 (0.84%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.84%) minitest
11 6 (0.84%) RSpec
11 6 (0.84%) RuboCop
12 4 (0.56%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.56%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.42%) HP UFT
General
1 113 (15.83%) Finance
2 71 (9.94%) Manufacturing
3 63 (8.82%) Retail
4 48 (6.72%) Marketing
5 37 (5.18%) Aerospace
6 33 (4.62%) Public Sector
7 25 (3.50%) Military
8 22 (3.08%) Law
9 17 (2.38%) Legal
10 15 (2.10%) Games
11 12 (1.68%) Fire and Rescue
12 10 (1.40%) Banking
12 10 (1.40%) Police
13 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.98%) Avionics
14 7 (0.98%) Billing
15 6 (0.84%) Automotive
16 5 (0.70%) Electronics
17 4 (0.56%) Publishing
18 3 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 222 (31.09%) Developer
2 70 (9.80%) Analyst
3 62 (8.68%) Senior Developer
4 57 (7.98%) Software Developer
5 47 (6.58%) Graduate
6 43 (6.02%) Architect
7 36 (5.04%) Software Engineer
8 29 (4.06%) Junior
9 28 (3.92%) Graduate Developer
9 28 (3.92%) Java Developer
10 26 (3.64%) .NET Developer
10 26 (3.64%) Consultant
10 26 (3.64%) Senior Software Developer
11 24 (3.36%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.22%) Support Analyst
13 22 (3.08%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.80%) Development Director
15 17 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 17 (2.38%) IT Manager
16 16 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (21.15%) .NET
2 86 (12.04%) HTML
3 82 (11.48%) CSS
4 75 (10.50%) AngularJS
5 63 (8.82%) jQuery
6 61 (8.54%) Web Services
7 54 (7.56%) HTML5
8 48 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 47 (6.58%) CSS3
10 39 (5.46%) .NET Framework
11 36 (5.04%) ASP.NET
12 35 (4.90%) Node.js
13 28 (3.92%) Entity Framework
14 27 (3.78%) React
15 26 (3.64%) WinForms
16 25 (3.50%) ADO.NET
16 25 (3.50%) XML
17 22 (3.08%) .NET Core
17 22 (3.08%) WCF
18 21 (2.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (9.66%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 33 (4.62%) User Experience
6 31 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (4.20%) Algorithms
8 26 (3.64%) Data Centre
9 24 (3.36%) Life Science
10 19 (2.66%) Renewable Energy
11 16 (2.24%) NHS
12 13 (1.82%) BBC
12 13 (1.82%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.82%) Internet of Things
13 12 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (1.54%) Blog
14 11 (1.54%) Smartphone
15 10 (1.40%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.40%) Driving Licence
16 8 (1.12%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 101 (14.15%) Windows
2 52 (7.28%) Linux
3 24 (3.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.22%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.80%) Android
6 20 (2.80%) Unix
7 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.56%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (36.41%) Computer Science
2 205 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
4 103 (14.43%) Software Engineering
5 95 (13.31%) Scrum
6 72 (10.08%) Project Management
7 71 (9.94%) ITIL
8 59 (8.26%) Migration
9 57 (7.98%) Analytics
10 56 (7.84%) DevOps
11 54 (7.56%) Web Development
12 52 (7.28%) MVC
13 49 (6.86%) OO
14 48 (6.72%) Artificial Intelligence
15 46 (6.44%) Mathematics
16 44 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (6.16%) Coaching
17 41 (5.74%) Data Science
17 41 (5.74%) Data Security
18 40 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 147 (20.59%) C#
2 143 (20.03%) SQL
3 129 (18.07%) Java
4 106 (14.85%) JavaScript
5 76 (10.64%) Python
6 71 (9.94%) C++
7 47 (6.58%) C
8 41 (5.74%) VB.NET
9 40 (5.60%) VB
10 32 (4.48%) VB6
11 23 (3.22%) Go
11 23 (3.22%) PowerShell
12 22 (3.08%) PHP
13 16 (2.24%) R
13 16 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.82%) VBA
15 12 (1.68%) Embedded C
15 12 (1.68%) Scala
16 11 (1.54%) Ruby
17 10 (1.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 128 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (4.34%) CISSP
2 31 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.92%) Master's Degree
4 17 (2.38%) CISM
5 13 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (1.68%) IISP
6 12 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.68%) MBCS
6 12 (1.68%) MCSA
7 11 (1.54%) PhD
8 8 (1.12%) CCNP
8 8 (1.12%) HND
8 8 (1.12%) MCSE
8 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.98%) CCNA
9 7 (0.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.12%) QA
2 41 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (4.62%) GDPR
4 13 (1.82%) NCSC
5 7 (0.98%) NIST
6 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.70%) SLA
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.28%) GxP
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) GAMP
9 1 (0.14%) GMP
System Software
1 39 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.50%) Docker
4 13 (1.82%) Firmware
5 10 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.84%) Varnish
7 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (2.10%) SCCM
2 12 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 10 (1.40%) SCOM
4 6 (0.84%) Terraform
5 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.70%) Puppet
6 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.42%) Ansible
7 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.28%) Kibana
8 2 (0.28%) Scalr
9 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.14%) Grafana
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 136 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.60%) Cisco
3 37 (5.18%) VMware
4 32 (4.48%) Google
5 29 (4.06%) Oracle
6 28 (3.92%) Xamarin
7 18 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.24%) NetApp
9 14 (1.96%) SAP
10 13 (1.82%) Tableau
11 12 (1.68%) Sage
12 11 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.40%) Adobe
13 10 (1.40%) MathWorks
13 10 (1.40%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.40%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.26%) Fortinet
15 8 (1.12%) F5
15 8 (1.12%) iManage
15 8 (1.12%) Verint