Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,205 1,276 1,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.53% 10.35% 12.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.46% 45.87% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 952 997 1,132
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2,539 2,782 3,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.07% 22.56% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 2,140 2,493
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,850
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 0 762 £45,000 +12.50% 190
Cheshire -6 248 £42,500 +6.25% 76
Lancashire 0 107 £34,250 -8.67% 28
Merseyside +13 77 £40,000 +14.29% 25
Cumbria -1 9 £40,036 -11.03% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 405 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (31.29%) Computer Science
3 268 (22.24%) Java
4 256 (21.24%) SQL
5 234 (19.42%) JavaScript
6 223 (18.51%) C#
7 220 (18.26%) Finance
8 218 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
9 216 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 205 (17.01%) .NET
11 198 (16.43%) Microsoft
12 193 (16.02%) Software Engineering
13 187 (15.52%) SQL Server
14 167 (13.86%) HTML
15 153 (12.70%) MVC
16 149 (12.37%) Windows
17 147 (12.20%) CSS
18 137 (11.37%) Test Automation
19 129 (10.71%) ITIL
20 127 (10.54%) Project Management
21 126 (10.46%) SDLC
22 124 (10.29%) Oracle
23 113 (9.38%) Python
24 105 (8.71%) Scrum
25 104 (8.63%) QA
26 100 (8.30%) Web Services
27 99 (8.22%) Web Development
28 98 (8.13%) Retail
28 98 (8.13%) OO
29 97 (8.05%) Linux

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 25 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.49%) SAS
5 17 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.08%) JBoss
7 12 (1.00%) Apache Pig
7 12 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.83%) Confluence
9 9 (0.75%) nginx
9 9 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.66%) IIS
11 6 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.41%) CMS
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.33%) Apache
13 4 (0.33%) CICS
13 4 (0.33%) Drupal
13 4 (0.33%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 65 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.41%) SPSS
7 3 (0.25%) InVision
7 3 (0.25%) Maya
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.083%) CATIA
8 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.083%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.083%) InDesign
8 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.083%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.083%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (1.58%) SAP SD
2 17 (1.41%) SAP MM
3 16 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.33%) SAP BPC
4 13 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.75%) Magento
6 8 (0.66%) SAP SCM
6 8 (0.66%) SAP VC
7 7 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.33%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.33%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.25%) BASE24
10 3 (0.25%) Maximo
10 3 (0.25%) Shopify
11 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.90%) SaaS
4 30 (2.49%) Office 365
5 25 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 15 (1.24%) IaaS
7 15 (1.24%) PaaS
8 14 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.83%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.58%) npm
13 6 (0.50%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.25%) Force.com
15 3 (0.25%) iTunes
16 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.74%) Firewall
2 27 (2.24%) SAN
2 27 (2.24%) WAN
3 24 (1.99%) DNS
4 23 (1.91%) LAN
5 22 (1.83%) DHCP
6 21 (1.74%) HTTP
7 20 (1.66%) VoIP
8 18 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 18 (1.49%) Network Security
9 16 (1.33%) Internet
9 16 (1.33%) SSL
9 16 (1.33%) Wireless
10 14 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.00%) Bluetooth
11 12 (1.00%) Broadband
11 12 (1.00%) IP Telephony
11 12 (1.00%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.00%) VPN
12 9 (0.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.64%) MySQL
3 67 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.98%) Big Data
5 47 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (2.57%) MongoDB
10 29 (2.41%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (1.74%) Hadoop
14 20 (1.66%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.58%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.58%) Redis
16 18 (1.49%) Power BI
17 15 (1.24%) RDBMS
18 13 (1.08%) Apache Hive
18 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 89 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 58 (4.81%) JIRA
3 57 (4.73%) Selenium
4 53 (4.40%) Visual Studio
5 43 (3.57%) Subversion
6 36 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (2.49%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.07%) Mercurial
10 23 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (1.49%) Maven
12 17 (1.41%) WebDriver
13 14 (1.16%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.08%) Gradle
15 10 (0.83%) gulp
16 9 (0.75%) Grunt
17 8 (0.66%) FitNesse
17 8 (0.66%) JUnit
17 8 (0.66%) Ranorex
18 7 (0.58%) Mocha
General
1 220 (18.26%) Finance
2 98 (8.13%) Retail
3 69 (5.73%) Manufacturing
4 55 (4.56%) Marketing
5 50 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.90%) Automotive
7 44 (3.65%) Legal
8 42 (3.49%) Banking
9 28 (2.32%) Electronics
10 25 (2.07%) Games
11 21 (1.74%) Military
12 20 (1.66%) Advertising
13 19 (1.58%) Law
14 18 (1.49%) German Language
15 15 (1.24%) Billing
16 12 (1.00%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.91%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.50%) French Language
18 6 (0.50%) Japanese Language
18 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 354 (29.38%) Developer
2 227 (18.84%) Analyst
3 105 (8.71%) Software Engineer
4 98 (8.13%) Software Developer
5 85 (7.05%) .NET Developer
6 84 (6.97%) Java Developer
7 81 (6.72%) Consultant
8 70 (5.81%) Architect
9 69 (5.73%) Business Analyst
10 66 (5.48%) Graduate
11 61 (5.06%) C# Developer
12 60 (4.98%) Senior Developer
13 56 (4.65%) Junior
14 49 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
15 43 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
16 40 (3.32%) SAP Consultant
17 39 (3.24%) Junior Developer
18 38 (3.15%) Java Engineer
19 37 (3.07%) Java Software Engineer
19 37 (3.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (17.01%) .NET
2 167 (13.86%) HTML
3 147 (12.20%) CSS
4 100 (8.30%) Web Services
5 95 (7.88%) ASP.NET
6 92 (7.63%) jQuery
7 87 (7.22%) XML
8 74 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 74 (6.14%) Spring
9 72 (5.98%) HTML5
10 60 (4.98%) CSS3
10 60 (4.98%) RESTful
11 59 (4.90%) REST
12 51 (4.23%) .NET Framework
12 51 (4.23%) Ajax
12 51 (4.23%) JSON
13 43 (3.57%) J2EE
13 43 (3.57%) Middleware
14 40 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (3.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 377 (31.29%) Computer Science
2 218 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 53 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 45 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (3.65%) User Experience
7 43 (3.57%) Algorithms
8 36 (2.99%) Data Structures
8 36 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (2.82%) Data Centre
10 23 (1.91%) Life Science
11 20 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.00%) PKI
14 10 (0.83%) FMCG
15 8 (0.66%) Clustering
15 8 (0.66%) Fintech
15 8 (0.66%) Social Media
15 8 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.58%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.37%) Windows
2 97 (8.05%) Linux
3 52 (4.32%) Android
4 42 (3.49%) Unix
5 40 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.99%) Windows Server
7 30 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.41%) Solaris
12 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.33%) AIX
14 3 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (16.02%) Software Engineering
3 153 (12.70%) MVC
4 137 (11.37%) Test Automation
5 129 (10.71%) ITIL
6 127 (10.54%) Project Management
7 126 (10.46%) SDLC
8 105 (8.71%) Scrum
9 99 (8.22%) Web Development
10 98 (8.13%) OO
11 94 (7.80%) DevOps
12 92 (7.63%) Analytics
12 92 (7.63%) Mathematics
13 90 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
14 89 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 84 (6.97%) Time Management
16 79 (6.56%) TDD
17 75 (6.22%) E-Commerce
18 72 (5.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 268 (22.24%) Java
2 256 (21.24%) SQL
3 234 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 223 (18.51%) C#
5 113 (9.38%) Python
6 90 (7.47%) C
7 87 (7.22%) C++
8 80 (6.64%) PHP
9 62 (5.15%) T-SQL
10 41 (3.40%) Ruby
11 32 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 29 (2.41%) Go
13 21 (1.74%) Embedded C
13 21 (1.74%) Perl
13 21 (1.74%) VB
14 19 (1.58%) R
15 18 (1.49%) Apple Swift
16 17 (1.41%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.33%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 216 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 89 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (5.31%) Master's Degree
4 55 (4.56%) Security Cleared
5 46 (3.82%) Numerate Degree
6 45 (3.73%) MCSE
7 40 (3.32%) ISTQB
8 38 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (2.99%) CISM
9 36 (2.99%) CISSP
10 33 (2.74%) DV Cleared
10 33 (2.74%) MCSA
11 31 (2.57%) ISEB
12 30 (2.49%) CCNA
13 28 (2.32%) CISA
14 27 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 24 (1.99%) CCNP
16 20 (1.66%) SC Cleared
17 17 (1.41%) MCPD
17 17 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.63%) QA
2 31 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.33%) PMO
4 12 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.83%) COBIT
6 10 (0.83%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 8 (0.66%) IFRS
7 8 (0.66%) ISO 13485
7 8 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.58%) GDPR
9 5 (0.41%) SLA
10 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.083%) GMP
12 1 (0.083%) GxP
12 1 (0.083%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 64 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 54 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.74%) Docker
5 5 (0.41%) Firmware
6 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.25%) HDFS
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.17%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.083%) vCloud
8 1 (0.083%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.083%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (1.24%) WSUS
2 12 (1.00%) SCCM
3 11 (0.91%) Ganglia
4 8 (0.66%) Ansible
5 7 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.58%) SCOM
5 7 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.50%) Puppet
7 5 (0.41%) Mesos
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.25%) Marathon
9 3 (0.25%) rkt
10 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.083%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.083%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.083%) Terraform
11 1 (0.083%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 198 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 124 (10.29%) Oracle
3 92 (7.63%) SAP
4 72 (5.98%) Google
4 72 (5.98%) VMware
5 49 (4.07%) Cisco
6 30 (2.49%) Twitter
7 26 (2.16%) Tableau
8 21 (1.74%) Citrix
9 20 (1.66%) Dell
10 19 (1.58%) EqualLogic
11 17 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.41%) Xamarin
12 14 (1.16%) Cognos
13 13 (1.08%) IBM
14 12 (1.00%) NetApp
15 11 (0.91%) Apple
15 11 (0.91%) Symantec
15 11 (0.91%) Teradata