Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 999 1,103 1,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.66% 9.30% 10.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.41% 44.40% 49.58%
Number of salaries quoted 603 875 1,111
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 2,200 2,484 2,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.27% 20.95% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,463 1,888 2,211
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,001
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +0.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,312 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +3 587 £40,023 -5.83% 124
Lancashire +11 215 £32,803 -12.53% 27
Cheshire 0 132 £45,000 +5.88% 61
Merseyside -20 50 £32,500 -31.58% 23
Cumbria -1 12 £46,000 +31.43% 17
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 377 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (26.63%) Computer Science
3 235 (23.52%) Problem-Solving
4 234 (23.42%) C#
5 228 (22.82%) Microsoft
6 226 (22.62%) .NET
7 224 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
8 198 (19.82%) Java
9 192 (19.22%) Software Engineering
10 186 (18.62%) SQL
11 153 (15.32%) C++
12 147 (14.71%) Finance
13 144 (14.41%) SDLC
14 143 (14.31%) SQL Server
15 141 (14.11%) Broadband
16 132 (13.21%) Test Automation
17 131 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 126 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree
19 116 (11.61%) Linux
20 115 (11.51%) Windows
21 106 (10.61%) Mentoring
22 104 (10.41%) Telecoms
23 94 (9.41%) Azure
24 93 (9.31%) C
24 93 (9.31%) HTML
25 91 (9.11%) Scrum
26 88 (8.81%) Active Directory
27 87 (8.71%) JavaScript
28 86 (8.61%) DevOps
29 81 (8.11%) Project Management

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 33 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.60%) IIS
2 16 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (1.30%) Confluence
4 11 (1.10%) CMS
5 10 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.90%) JBoss
7 5 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.40%) SAS
9 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.30%) WordPress
10 2 (0.20%) nginx
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.10%) Drupal
11 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.60%) Marvel
6 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.50%) Simulink
8 3 (0.30%) CATIA
8 3 (0.30%) InVision
8 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.20%) InDesign
10 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.10%) Sketch
10 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.50%) Odoo
4 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.41%) Azure
2 64 (6.41%) AWS
2 64 (6.41%) Office 365
3 51 (5.11%) SaaS
4 35 (3.50%) GCP
5 19 (1.90%) Serverless
6 18 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
6 18 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.70%) Power Platform
8 10 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.60%) GitHub
10 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.40%) IaaS
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.30%) Apigee
12 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 141 (14.11%) Broadband
2 43 (4.30%) Firewall
3 40 (4.00%) DNS
4 32 (3.20%) LAN
5 31 (3.10%) WAN
6 27 (2.70%) VoIP
7 26 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.80%) VPN
9 16 (1.60%) Wireless
10 14 (1.40%) Internet
11 13 (1.30%) Network Security
11 13 (1.30%) VLAN
12 11 (1.10%) DHCP
12 11 (1.10%) DMZ
12 11 (1.10%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.80%) HTTP
13 8 (0.80%) LLU
14 7 (0.70%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 48 (4.80%) MySQL
4 29 (2.90%) RDBMS
5 28 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 25 (2.50%) Big Data
7 25 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.70%) Power BI
12 12 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.00%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.70%) QlikView
16 6 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 6 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 69 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.40%) JIRA
3 39 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 37 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 31 (3.10%) SoapUI
6 27 (2.70%) Subversion
6 27 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.30%) Gerrit
8 15 (1.50%) Brakeman
8 15 (1.50%) CircleCI
8 15 (1.50%) minitest
8 15 (1.50%) RSpec
8 15 (1.50%) RuboCop
9 10 (1.00%) Maven
10 9 (0.90%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.70%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.60%) NetBeans
13 5 (0.50%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 147 (14.71%) Finance
2 104 (10.41%) Telecoms
3 68 (6.81%) Marketing
4 66 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 61 (6.11%) Retail
6 55 (5.51%) Public Sector
7 37 (3.70%) Aerospace
8 34 (3.40%) Banking
9 30 (3.00%) Legal
10 28 (2.80%) Games
11 27 (2.70%) Electronics
11 27 (2.70%) Military
12 16 (1.60%) Fire and Rescue
12 16 (1.60%) Police
13 11 (1.10%) Automotive
13 11 (1.10%) Avionics
14 9 (0.90%) Law
15 7 (0.70%) Billing
15 7 (0.70%) Local Government
15 7 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 278 (27.83%) Developer
2 127 (12.71%) Analyst
3 106 (10.61%) Software Engineer
4 78 (7.81%) Software Developer
5 72 (7.21%) C# Developer
5 72 (7.21%) Junior
6 70 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 54 (5.41%) Graduate
8 43 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 42 (4.20%) .NET Developer
10 39 (3.90%) Graduate Developer
11 38 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 35 (3.50%) Business Analyst
13 33 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 33 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
13 33 (3.30%) Test Engineer
14 29 (2.90%) Consultant
14 29 (2.90%) IT Support
15 28 (2.80%) C# Software Developer
15 28 (2.80%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (22.62%) .NET
2 93 (9.31%) HTML
3 70 (7.01%) XML
4 65 (6.51%) CSS
5 62 (6.21%) jQuery
6 59 (5.91%) Web Services
7 54 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 51 (5.11%) AngularJS
9 42 (4.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 40 (4.00%) React
11 37 (3.70%) Node.js
12 33 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (3.00%) REST
13 30 (3.00%) Swagger
14 29 (2.90%) WCF
15 28 (2.80%) Ajax
16 27 (2.70%) HTML5
17 22 (2.20%) JSP
18 21 (2.10%) Visualforce
19 20 (2.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 224 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 52 (5.21%) User Experience
5 43 (4.30%) Smartphone
6 40 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (3.70%) Algorithms
8 28 (2.80%) Mobile App
9 26 (2.60%) Virtual Team
10 20 (2.00%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.80%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.60%) Blog
13 15 (1.50%) PMI
13 15 (1.50%) Robotics
14 14 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (1.30%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.30%) e-Learning
16 11 (1.10%) PlayStation
16 11 (1.10%) Xbox
17 10 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 116 (11.61%) Linux
2 115 (11.51%) Windows
3 45 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 42 (4.20%) Windows 10
5 33 (3.30%) CentOS
6 32 (3.20%) Ubuntu
7 25 (2.50%) Android
8 21 (2.10%) Unix
9 20 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (2.00%) SUSE
10 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.30%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.10%) Debian
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.10%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.10%) Solaris
15 1 (0.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (26.63%) Computer Science
3 235 (23.52%) Problem-Solving
4 192 (19.22%) Software Engineering
5 144 (14.41%) SDLC
6 132 (13.21%) Test Automation
7 131 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 106 (10.61%) Mentoring
9 91 (9.11%) Scrum
10 86 (8.61%) DevOps
11 81 (8.11%) Project Management
12 80 (8.01%) Line Management
13 77 (7.71%) Collaborative Working
14 73 (7.31%) Waterfall
15 72 (7.21%) ITIL
16 71 (7.11%) Business Analysis
16 71 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (6.81%) OO
18 64 (6.41%) Open Source
19 63 (6.31%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 234 (23.42%) C#
2 198 (19.82%) Java
3 186 (18.62%) SQL
4 153 (15.32%) C++
5 93 (9.31%) C
6 87 (8.71%) JavaScript
7 70 (7.01%) Python
8 37 (3.70%) PHP
8 37 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 36 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 36 (3.60%) VB
9 36 (3.60%) VB.NET
10 25 (2.50%) R
11 21 (2.10%) Apex Code
12 20 (2.00%) Ada
13 19 (1.90%) Go
14 18 (1.80%) Ruby
15 16 (1.60%) VB6
16 15 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (12.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 61 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 57 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (3.80%) MCSA
5 31 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 29 (2.90%) ISEB
7 27 (2.70%) CISM
8 25 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (2.20%) Security Cleared
10 21 (2.10%) CISA
11 19 (1.90%) HND
11 19 (1.90%) Master's Degree
12 18 (1.80%) CISSP
12 18 (1.80%) PMI Certification
13 15 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (1.50%) NVQ Level 3
14 14 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.20%) CCNA
15 12 (1.20%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.20%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.51%) QA
2 23 (2.30%) SLA
3 20 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.70%) GDPR
5 15 (1.50%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.80%) COBIT
7 6 (0.60%) PMO
8 5 (0.50%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.50%) NIST
8 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.10%) Basel II
12 1 (0.10%) CDISC
12 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.10%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 88 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.90%) Docker
5 15 (1.50%) Varnish
6 14 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.20%) pfSense
8 11 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (0.70%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.50%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.30%) Firmware
12 2 (0.20%) vSphere
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.10%) vCloud
13 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (2.50%) SCCM
2 22 (2.20%) Ansible
3 12 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (1.10%) SCOM
5 9 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.70%) Kibana
6 7 (0.70%) WSUS
7 6 (0.60%) Terraform
8 4 (0.40%) logstash
8 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.40%) Puppet
9 3 (0.30%) Grafana
10 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.20%) MIIS
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 228 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.51%) Cisco
3 57 (5.71%) VMware
4 53 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (5.11%) Oracle
6 33 (3.30%) Pega
7 30 (3.00%) Sage
8 29 (2.90%) SAP
9 25 (2.50%) NetApp
10 18 (1.80%) Google
10 18 (1.80%) HP
11 15 (1.50%) Progress
12 14 (1.40%) MathWorks
12 14 (1.40%) Meraki
13 13 (1.30%) Adobe
13 13 (1.30%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.20%) Aruba
14 12 (1.20%) CommVault
14 12 (1.20%) Dell
14 12 (1.20%) WatchGuard