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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / North West
Rank 17 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 698 719 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.51% 12.64% 12.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.62% 49.86% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 528 555 646
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 1379 1442 1821
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.75% 25.35% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1167 1424
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 -1 519 £37,500 -6.25% 90
Cheshire -5 85 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Lancashire -13 41 £33,500 -14.10% 6
Merseyside -13 39 £30,000 -25.00% 7
Cumbria +9 1 £42,500 +8.04% 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 447 (33.26%) Computer Science
2 415 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (26.64%) SQL
4 327 (24.33%) C#
5 323 (24.03%) HTML
6 313 (23.29%) JavaScript
7 308 (22.92%) .NET
8 267 (19.87%) Software Engineering
9 262 (19.49%) Java
10 247 (18.38%) CSS
11 239 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
12 218 (16.22%) Microsoft
13 216 (16.07%) jQuery
14 205 (15.25%) Finance
15 203 (15.10%) SQL Server
16 184 (13.69%) PHP
17 177 (13.17%) C
18 168 (12.50%) MVC
19 166 (12.35%) MS Excel
20 163 (12.13%) SDLC
21 158 (11.76%) Linux
22 154 (11.46%) ASP.NET
22 154 (11.46%) Scrum
23 144 (10.71%) C++
24 143 (10.64%) Oracle
25 134 (9.97%) MySQL
26 133 (9.90%) Information Security
27 127 (9.45%) Windows
28 124 (9.23%) OO
28 124 (9.23%) Mathematics

Degree
Top Related 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 58 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 43 (3.20%) Apache Pig
4 42 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (1.86%) IIS
6 23 (1.71%) SAS
7 22 (1.64%) Confluence
8 18 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.19%) Apache
11 15 (1.12%) WordPress
12 11 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.82%) JBoss
13 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.45%) CMS
16 6 (0.45%) OpenEdge
16 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 166 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 71 (5.28%) MS Office
3 53 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.26%) Acrobat
5 17 (1.26%) Camtasia
5 17 (1.26%) Photoshop
5 17 (1.26%) Snagit
6 13 (0.97%) InDesign
7 10 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.52%) SPSS
9 5 (0.37%) MS Project
10 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.30%) Stata
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.45%) SAP HCM
3 6 (0.45%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.45%) SAP SCM
4 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.37%) PlanetPress Connect
4 5 (0.37%) SAP AFS
4 5 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.37%) SAP PP
5 4 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) FastStats
7 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.56%) SaaS
3 19 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.34%) IaaS
4 18 (1.34%) PaaS
5 9 (0.67%) GitHub
6 6 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Yammer
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) Google Play
9 2 (0.15%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.15%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.074%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.074%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.57%) Firewall
2 40 (2.98%) Internet
3 35 (2.60%) WAN
4 34 (2.53%) LAN
4 34 (2.53%) VPN
5 33 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.93%) Network Security
7 24 (1.79%) Wireless
8 17 (1.26%) DNS
8 17 (1.26%) HTTP
9 16 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (1.19%) SSL
10 15 (1.12%) DHCP
10 15 (1.12%) SAN
11 14 (1.04%) VoIP
12 13 (0.97%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (0.67%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.67%) MPLS
14 8 (0.60%) Skype
15 7 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 134 (9.97%) MySQL
3 88 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 74 (5.51%) RDBMS
5 63 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 58 (4.32%) Big Data
7 53 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 48 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 44 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (3.20%) Apache Hive
10 43 (3.20%) MongoDB
11 27 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.89%) DB2
16 10 (0.74%) Power BI
17 7 (0.52%) QlikView
17 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 98 (7.29%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 87 (6.47%) JIRA
4 59 (4.39%) Selenium
4 59 (4.39%) Subversion
5 41 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (2.60%) Cucumber
7 27 (2.01%) Mercurial
8 25 (1.86%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.26%) NUnit
10 16 (1.19%) Gradle
11 13 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.89%) NuGet
13 9 (0.67%) AccuRev
13 9 (0.67%) JUnit
14 8 (0.60%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.60%) Maven
14 8 (0.60%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 205 (15.25%) Finance
2 96 (7.14%) Banking
3 80 (5.95%) Marketing
4 67 (4.99%) Manufacturing
5 62 (4.61%) Retail
6 56 (4.17%) Military
7 53 (3.94%) Games
8 49 (3.65%) Telecoms
9 46 (3.42%) Legal
10 39 (2.90%) Electronics
11 29 (2.16%) Law
12 20 (1.49%) French Language
13 18 (1.34%) German Language
14 17 (1.26%) Billing
15 16 (1.19%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.97%) Advertising
16 13 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
16 13 (0.97%) Multimedia
17 12 (0.89%) Automotive
18 11 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 451 (33.56%) Developer
2 197 (14.66%) Analyst
3 118 (8.78%) .NET Developer
4 111 (8.26%) Software Developer
5 110 (8.18%) C# Developer
6 107 (7.96%) Software Engineer
7 89 (6.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 82 (6.10%) Junior
9 80 (5.95%) Architect
9 80 (5.95%) Graduate
10 79 (5.88%) Consultant
11 71 (5.28%) Business Analyst
11 71 (5.28%) Java Developer
12 70 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 67 (4.99%) Senior Developer
14 60 (4.46%) Web Developer
15 55 (4.09%) Junior Developer
16 52 (3.87%) Java Software Developer
17 51 (3.79%) PHP Developer
18 48 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (24.03%) HTML
2 308 (22.92%) .NET
3 247 (18.38%) CSS
4 216 (16.07%) jQuery
5 154 (11.46%) ASP.NET
6 123 (9.15%) AngularJS
7 116 (8.63%) HTML5
8 108 (8.04%) Web Services
9 97 (7.22%) .NET Framework
10 81 (6.03%) Spring
11 73 (5.43%) CSS3
11 73 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 72 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 71 (5.28%) Node.js
14 70 (5.21%) Java EE
15 59 (4.39%) Middleware
16 58 (4.32%) XML
17 54 (4.02%) Hibernate
18 53 (3.94%) Entity Framework
19 44 (3.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 447 (33.26%) Computer Science
2 239 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (6.55%) Algorithms
4 76 (5.65%) iPad
5 73 (5.43%) User Experience
6 71 (5.28%) Management Information System
7 62 (4.61%) Data Structures
8 40 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 30 (2.23%) PKI
10 25 (1.86%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.41%) Smart Meter
12 17 (1.26%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.19%) Smartphone
14 15 (1.12%) Animation
15 14 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
16 12 (0.89%) Internet of Things
16 12 (0.89%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.82%) Driving Licence
17 11 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 158 (11.76%) Linux
2 127 (9.45%) Windows
3 38 (2.83%) Android
4 36 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
5 35 (2.60%) Unix
6 28 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 27 (2.01%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 6 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (19.87%) Software Engineering
3 168 (12.50%) MVC
4 163 (12.13%) SDLC
5 154 (11.46%) Scrum
6 133 (9.90%) Information Security
7 124 (9.23%) Mathematics
7 124 (9.23%) OO
8 120 (8.93%) Web Development
9 105 (7.81%) Analytics
10 104 (7.74%) Project Management
11 102 (7.59%) Validation
12 94 (6.99%) DevOps
12 94 (6.99%) Risk Management
13 89 (6.62%) ITIL
14 88 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 84 (6.25%) Time Management
16 82 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
18 79 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (26.64%) SQL
2 327 (24.33%) C#
3 313 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 262 (19.49%) Java
5 184 (13.69%) PHP
6 177 (13.17%) C
7 144 (10.71%) C++
8 116 (8.63%) Python
9 59 (4.39%) Ruby
10 56 (4.17%) Perl
11 55 (4.09%) T-SQL
12 51 (3.79%) Embedded C
13 37 (2.75%) VB
14 36 (2.68%) R
15 28 (2.08%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.86%) Embedded C++
17 20 (1.49%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.12%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.97%) MATLAB
20 11 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.54%) DV Cleared
3 51 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (3.50%) CISSP
4 47 (3.50%) ISEB
5 42 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.98%) CISM
7 35 (2.60%) HND
8 32 (2.38%) CCNA
9 27 (2.01%) CCNP
10 25 (1.86%) PhD
11 23 (1.71%) HNC
11 23 (1.71%) ISTQB
12 19 (1.41%) CISA
12 19 (1.41%) SC Cleared
13 17 (1.26%) MCSA
13 17 (1.26%) MOS
14 16 (1.19%) MCSE
15 14 (1.04%) Postgraduate
16 9 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.32%) QA
2 36 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.56%) SLA
5 16 (1.19%) PMO
6 12 (0.89%) COBIT
7 9 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.45%) ISO22301
9 4 (0.30%) IAS 39
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) RMADS
11 1 (0.074%) Basel III
11 1 (0.074%) ISO13485
System Software
1 72 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.24%) Hyper-V
3 45 (3.35%) Firmware
4 43 (3.20%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.89%) vSphere
6 5 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.30%) vCloud
8 3 (0.22%) Docker
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.15%) XenApp
10 1 (0.074%) HDFS
10 1 (0.074%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.074%) NDS
10 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.074%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (0.97%) Puppet
4 11 (0.82%) Ansible
5 6 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.45%) Nagios
6 5 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.37%) Salt
6 5 (0.37%) SCCM
7 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.30%) Mesos
7 4 (0.30%) OpenView
7 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.22%) WSUS
9 2 (0.15%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 218 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.64%) Oracle
3 83 (6.18%) VMware
4 51 (3.79%) Cisco
4 51 (3.79%) SAP
5 37 (2.75%) Adobe
6 30 (2.23%) IBM
7 23 (1.71%) Google
8 19 (1.41%) Tableau
9 17 (1.26%) Demandware
9 17 (1.26%) iManage
10 15 (1.12%) Citrix
11 13 (0.97%) Splunk
12 12 (0.89%) HP
13 10 (0.74%) ArcSight
13 10 (0.74%) EMC
14 9 (0.67%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.67%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.67%) Fortinet
14 9 (0.67%) Palo Alto
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: competitive entry-level salary + excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £16000.00 - £19000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, Pension, Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flex Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonus, holidays, pension and flexi benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago