Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,125 1,383 1,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.94% 10.48% 10.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.40% 49.23% 44.13%
Number of salaries quoted 889 1,088 976
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £24,375
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,075 £60,000
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 2,534 2,809 2,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.39% 21.28% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,982 2,133 2,192
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -3 775 £45,000 - 154
Cheshire -4 185 £45,000 +7.78% 64
Lancashire +2 80 £37,500 +8.70% 33
Merseyside 0 77 £41,000 +4.46% 17
Cumbria -3 2 £35,000 -17.68% 8
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 376 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (30.13%) Computer Science
3 223 (19.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 220 (19.56%) Microsoft
5 202 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
6 201 (17.87%) Windows
7 199 (17.69%) SQL
8 197 (17.51%) Finance
9 194 (17.24%) Java
10 189 (16.80%) Software Engineering
11 173 (15.38%) Linux
12 168 (14.93%) C#
13 162 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
14 151 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
15 148 (13.16%) DevOps
15 148 (13.16%) Information Security
16 147 (13.07%) Risk Management
17 146 (12.98%) TDD
18 145 (12.89%) JavaScript
18 145 (12.89%) SQL Server
19 137 (12.18%) .NET
20 135 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 133 (11.82%) Project Management
22 129 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
23 125 (11.11%) Python
24 123 (10.93%) CISSP
24 123 (10.93%) NoSQL
25 120 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 115 (10.22%) Active Directory
27 111 (9.87%) Mathematics

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 51 (4.53%) Apache Spark
2 50 (4.44%) Apache
3 26 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.16%) CMS
5 10 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (0.89%) IIS
6 8 (0.71%) SAS
7 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.44%) JBoss
9 5 (0.44%) Marvel
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.36%) nginx
10 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.36%) WordPress
11 3 (0.27%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.089%) Jupyter
Applications
1 43 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 17 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.62%) InVision
6 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.62%) SPSS
7 6 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.089%) CATIA
10 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.089%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.089%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.089%) Maximo
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.089%) Sage 500
6 1 (0.089%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.089%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 202 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (3.38%) Amazon EMR
6 24 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (1.60%) Office 365
8 16 (1.42%) PaaS
9 15 (1.33%) SaaS
10 9 (0.80%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.36%) GitHub
13 4 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.27%) Serverless
15 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.18%) IaaS
15 2 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.53%) Internet
2 35 (3.11%) HTTP
3 33 (2.93%) Firewall
4 30 (2.67%) RS-232
5 25 (2.22%) Bluetooth
6 24 (2.13%) SSL
6 24 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 24 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (1.51%) RS-485
8 14 (1.24%) DNS
9 13 (1.16%) Intranet
9 13 (1.16%) LAN
10 12 (1.07%) Broadband
10 12 (1.07%) WAN
11 11 (0.98%) SAN
12 10 (0.89%) SMTP
13 9 (0.80%) BGP
13 9 (0.80%) Network Security
14 8 (0.71%) FTP
15 7 (0.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 123 (10.93%) NoSQL
3 71 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 64 (5.69%) Big Data
5 62 (5.51%) Hadoop
6 51 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 46 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 39 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 38 (3.38%) Amazon Athena
10 38 (3.38%) Flink
11 32 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 31 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (2.67%) MySQL
14 25 (2.22%) OLTP
15 24 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.87%) Power BI
16 21 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (5.07%) Git (software)
1 57 (5.07%) JIRA
2 45 (4.00%) Selenium
3 31 (2.76%) Subversion
3 31 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 26 (2.31%) Cucumber
5 21 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.33%) JMeter
6 15 (1.33%) Mercurial
7 11 (0.98%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.89%) FitNesse
8 10 (0.89%) HP UFT
8 10 (0.89%) PHPUnit
9 9 (0.80%) CocoaPods
10 8 (0.71%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.62%) JUnit
11 7 (0.62%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.53%) Ant
12 6 (0.53%) Hudson
General
1 197 (17.51%) Finance
2 72 (6.40%) Marketing
3 64 (5.69%) Law
4 54 (4.80%) Banking
5 51 (4.53%) Games
6 50 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.82%) Retail
8 33 (2.93%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.93%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.76%) Electronics
10 22 (1.96%) Legal
10 22 (1.96%) Military
11 16 (1.42%) Automotive
12 10 (0.89%) Local Government
13 9 (0.80%) Advertising
13 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.53%) French Language
15 5 (0.44%) Back Office
16 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (23.38%) Developer
2 152 (13.51%) Analyst
3 98 (8.71%) Security Manager
4 92 (8.18%) Information Manager
4 92 (8.18%) Information Security Manager
5 75 (6.67%) Graduate
6 70 (6.22%) Software Engineer
7 61 (5.42%) Architect
8 59 (5.24%) .NET Developer
9 57 (5.07%) Junior
10 50 (4.44%) Business Analyst
11 46 (4.09%) Consultant
12 44 (3.91%) Java Developer
13 43 (3.82%) C# Developer
13 43 (3.82%) Senior Developer
14 40 (3.56%) Graduate Developer
15 39 (3.47%) Embedded Engineer
15 39 (3.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 38 (3.38%) Junior Developer
17 35 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.18%) .NET
2 107 (9.51%) HTML
3 100 (8.89%) Web Services
4 97 (8.62%) CSS
5 78 (6.93%) ASP.NET
6 58 (5.16%) RESTful
7 54 (4.80%) XML
8 48 (4.27%) AngularJS
9 46 (4.09%) Kafka
10 44 (3.91%) jQuery
10 44 (3.91%) JSON
11 38 (3.38%) .NET Framework
12 37 (3.29%) Spark Streaming
13 32 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (2.84%) HTML5
14 29 (2.58%) SOAP
15 27 (2.40%) Entity Framework
15 27 (2.40%) Node.js
16 26 (2.31%) React
16 26 (2.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 151 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.78%) User Experience
3 59 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 34 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (3.02%) Internet of Things
7 30 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.49%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 13 (1.16%) Animation
13 10 (0.89%) Graphic Design
13 10 (0.89%) Life Science
13 10 (0.89%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.89%) VLE
14 9 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.80%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 201 (17.87%) Windows
2 173 (15.38%) Linux
3 35 (3.11%) Android
4 30 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 23 (2.04%) Unix
7 18 (1.60%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.33%) CentOS
9 13 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.27%) Solaris
13 3 (0.27%) watchOS
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (30.13%) Computer Science
3 189 (16.80%) Software Engineering
4 162 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
5 148 (13.16%) DevOps
5 148 (13.16%) Information Security
6 147 (13.07%) Risk Management
7 146 (12.98%) TDD
8 133 (11.82%) Project Management
9 129 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
10 111 (9.87%) Mathematics
11 108 (9.60%) OWASP
12 103 (9.16%) Analytics
12 103 (9.16%) SDLC
13 99 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 98 (8.71%) Incident Management
15 95 (8.44%) SIEM
16 94 (8.36%) Penetration Testing
17 92 (8.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 91 (8.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (17.69%) SQL
2 194 (17.24%) Java
3 168 (14.93%) C#
4 145 (12.89%) JavaScript
5 125 (11.11%) Python
6 90 (8.00%) C++
7 85 (7.56%) C
8 55 (4.89%) PHP
8 55 (4.89%) T-SQL
9 48 (4.27%) Scala
10 38 (3.38%) Ruby
11 25 (2.22%) R
11 25 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.87%) VB
13 18 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.33%) VBA
15 13 (1.16%) Embedded C
15 13 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 223 (19.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 123 (10.93%) CISSP
3 108 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (7.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 60 (5.33%) Numerate Degree
6 55 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (3.64%) ISTQB
8 39 (3.47%) ISEB
9 21 (1.87%) Master's Degree
10 20 (1.78%) MCSE
10 20 (1.78%) PMI Certification
10 20 (1.78%) PMP
11 19 (1.69%) CCNA
12 18 (1.60%) Security Cleared
13 17 (1.51%) PhD
14 16 (1.42%) CISA
15 14 (1.24%) CISM
16 11 (0.98%) MCSA
17 9 (0.80%) IIBA
18 8 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (7.11%) QA
3 43 (3.82%) GDPR
4 17 (1.51%) PMO
5 13 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.71%) SLA
8 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.44%) COBIT
9 5 (0.44%) P3O
10 4 (0.36%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.089%) HL7
13 1 (0.089%) ISO 15765
13 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 115 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.58%) Docker
3 19 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.98%) vSphere
5 10 (0.89%) XenApp
6 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.44%) Firmware
9 4 (0.36%) vCloud
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.18%) HDFS
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.089%) pfSense
12 1 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (1.87%) Puppet
2 18 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.27%) Ansible
6 2 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.089%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.089%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.089%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.089%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.089%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.089%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.089%) vRealize
7 1 (0.089%) Webmin
7 1 (0.089%) WSUS
7 1 (0.089%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 220 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.56%) SAP
3 38 (3.38%) CA Agile Central
4 33 (2.93%) VMware
5 32 (2.84%) Oracle
6 23 (2.04%) Cisco
7 21 (1.87%) Google
8 18 (1.60%) Adobe
9 17 (1.51%) Tableau
10 15 (1.33%) Siemens
11 11 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.89%) Citrix
12 10 (0.89%) HP
13 9 (0.80%) Apple
13 9 (0.80%) Blue Prism
13 9 (0.80%) Micro Focus
13 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.53%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.53%) Nintex