Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 400 1,066 1,104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.06% 10.01% 8.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.42% 44.87% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 320 666 867
Median annual salary £48,750 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,675 £21,250 £24,802
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 943 2,376 2,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.00% 22.31% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 664 1,557 1,894
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.28% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,000 £23,325
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +8.70%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the North West.

Salary trend for Degree in the North West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 10 August 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 10 August 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 -17 210 £51,125 +27.78% 36
Cheshire +8 83 £40,224 -1.89% 29
Merseyside +16 61 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Lancashire -5 33 £43,268 +31.90% 8
Cumbria -7 8 £40,000 -13.04% 5
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 155 (38.75%) Computer Science
2 105 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (25.75%) C#
4 95 (23.75%) Finance
5 92 (23.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 90 (22.50%) SQL
7 83 (20.75%) SQL Server
8 82 (20.50%) .NET
9 81 (20.25%) Windows
10 75 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 75 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (18.25%) ITIL
12 58 (14.50%) Microsoft
12 58 (14.50%) Software Engineering
13 57 (14.25%) Project Management
14 54 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (12.25%) Java
16 48 (12.00%) Azure
17 45 (11.25%) CSS
18 43 (10.75%) AWS
19 41 (10.25%) Cybersecurity
20 40 (10.00%) AngularJS
21 39 (9.75%) GDPR
21 39 (9.75%) Management Information System
22 37 (9.25%) Linux
22 37 (9.25%) Windows Server
23 36 (9.00%) Self-Motivation
24 35 (8.75%) HTML
25 34 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
26 33 (8.25%) Release 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 28 (7.00%) IIS
2 25 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.25%) Apache
4 13 (3.25%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.25%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.00%) nginx
7 7 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.50%) WordPress
9 5 (1.25%) Tuxedo
10 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.00%) Drupal
10 4 (1.00%) JBoss
10 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.00%) SilverStripe
11 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.25%) Gentran
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Magento
2 4 (1.00%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.00%) Shopify
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.00%) Azure
2 43 (10.75%) AWS
3 21 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (5.25%) Office 365
4 13 (3.25%) Power Platform
5 12 (3.00%) GCP
5 12 (3.00%) SaaS
6 10 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (2.50%) GitHub
7 6 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.50%) Slack
8 4 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.00%) Serverless
9 3 (0.75%) IaaS
9 3 (0.75%) Logic Apps
9 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.75%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.50%) G Suite
10 2 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.00%) Internet
2 20 (5.00%) Firewall
3 17 (4.25%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.00%) WAN
5 15 (3.75%) Wireless
6 13 (3.25%) LAN
7 12 (3.00%) VPN
8 10 (2.50%) SSL
9 8 (2.00%) Bluetooth
9 8 (2.00%) LTE
9 8 (2.00%) MQTT
9 8 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.75%) Network Security
11 6 (1.50%) VoIP
12 5 (1.25%) Intranet
12 5 (1.25%) MPLS
13 4 (1.00%) BGP
13 4 (1.00%) DNS
13 4 (1.00%) Skype
13 4 (1.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.25%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.75%) Big Data
3 23 (5.75%) MySQL
4 21 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.25%) Power BI
7 9 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.75%) GIS
9 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.75%) QlikView
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.75%) JIRA
5 8 (2.00%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.00%) GCC
6 7 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.50%) Selenium
7 6 (1.50%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.25%) PeopleTools
8 5 (1.25%) Postman
8 5 (1.25%) Subversion
8 5 (1.25%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.00%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.75%) git-flow
10 3 (0.75%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.50%) GNU Toolchain
11 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (23.75%) Finance
2 25 (6.25%) Legal
3 19 (4.75%) Retail
4 14 (3.50%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.00%) Banking
5 12 (3.00%) Marketing
6 10 (2.50%) Automotive
6 10 (2.50%) Games
6 10 (2.50%) Law
7 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.75%) Billing
8 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.50%) Publishing
10 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.00%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 2 (0.50%) Military
12 2 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 113 (28.25%) Developer
2 59 (14.75%) Analyst
3 31 (7.75%) Software Engineer
4 27 (6.75%) Software Developer
5 26 (6.50%) Support Analyst
6 25 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 23 (5.75%) Applications Support Analyst
7 23 (5.75%) Architect
7 23 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 19 (4.75%) Junior
9 16 (4.00%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.00%) Junior Developer
10 15 (3.75%) Administrator
10 15 (3.75%) Backend Developer
10 15 (3.75%) Graduate
11 13 (3.25%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.75%) Graduate Developer
12 11 (2.75%) Tester
13 10 (2.50%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (20.50%) .NET
2 45 (11.25%) CSS
3 40 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 35 (8.75%) HTML
5 33 (8.25%) React
6 32 (8.00%) Web Services
7 31 (7.75%) Node.js
8 24 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 24 (6.00%) jQuery
9 19 (4.75%) .NET Core
9 19 (4.75%) Ember.js
10 15 (3.75%) Apache Cordova
10 15 (3.75%) XML
11 14 (3.50%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.50%) Middleware
12 13 (3.25%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.25%) HTML5
13 12 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (2.75%) Ajax
14 11 (2.75%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.75%) Management Information System
3 36 (9.00%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (7.50%) Mobile App
5 27 (6.75%) User Experience
6 17 (4.25%) PKI
7 14 (3.50%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.75%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.75%) NHS
9 9 (2.25%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.50%) Blog
11 6 (1.50%) Life Science
12 5 (1.25%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.00%) Replication
13 4 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.25%) Windows
2 37 (9.25%) Linux
2 37 (9.25%) Windows Server
3 29 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (3.00%) Unix
6 8 (2.00%) Android
7 6 (1.50%) CentOS
8 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.00%) Solaris
9 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) CatOS
11 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (38.75%) Computer Science
2 105 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (18.25%) ITIL
5 58 (14.50%) Software Engineering
6 57 (14.25%) Project Management
7 41 (10.25%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (8.25%) Release Management
10 31 (7.75%) DevOps
11 25 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (5.75%) Scrum
12 23 (5.75%) SDLC
13 22 (5.50%) Test Automation
14 21 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (5.00%) Business Analysis
15 20 (5.00%) Data Science
15 20 (5.00%) ITIL V3
15 20 (5.00%) Service Design
16 19 (4.75%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (25.75%) C#
2 90 (22.50%) SQL
3 75 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 49 (12.25%) Java
5 31 (7.75%) C++
5 31 (7.75%) PHP
6 30 (7.50%) Python
7 29 (7.25%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 22 (5.50%) C
10 15 (3.75%) Go
11 13 (3.25%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.00%) Perl
13 8 (2.00%) Embedded C
13 8 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.50%) ES6
14 6 (1.50%) VB
15 5 (1.25%) F#
15 5 (1.25%) Haskell
15 5 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 92 (23.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (4.75%) MCP
3 15 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.50%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.25%) CISSP
7 9 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.00%) HNC
9 7 (1.75%) CISA
9 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.75%) MCSE
10 6 (1.50%) CEH
10 6 (1.50%) CISM
10 6 (1.50%) RHCE
10 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.25%) ISEB
11 5 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.75%) GDPR
2 27 (6.75%) QA
3 14 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.50%) SLA
5 5 (1.25%) NCSC
6 4 (1.00%) COBIT
6 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.00%) PMO
7 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.50%) GAMP
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.50%) NIST
7 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.25%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.25%) Docker
3 19 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.25%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.25%) Firmware
6 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.50%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.75%) Puppet
4 10 (2.50%) Ansible
5 6 (1.50%) Grafana
5 6 (1.50%) Kibana
5 6 (1.50%) Terraform
6 2 (0.50%) SCCM
6 2 (0.50%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.25%) VMware
3 21 (5.25%) Oracle
4 13 (3.25%) Citrix
4 13 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.00%) Cisco
6 10 (2.50%) Google
7 8 (2.00%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.75%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.50%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.25%) Capita
10 5 (1.25%) Jitterbit
10 5 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.00%) IBM
11 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.00%) Sun
11 4 (1.00%) Veeam
11 4 (1.00%) Zend
12 3 (0.75%) EMC
12 3 (0.75%) SAP