Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 789 1,122 1,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.34% 9.94% 10.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.81% 44.26% 49.21%
Number of salaries quoted 577 877 1,077
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,400 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 1,843 2,535 2,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.49% 22.46% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,321 1,985 2,116
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,000 £22,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 494 £45,000 - 118
Cheshire -1 116 £47,500 +5.56% 64
Lancashire +1 105 £37,500 - 27
Merseyside +1 57 £52,500 +28.05% 18
Cumbria -1 17 £34,500 -1.43% 9
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 294 (37.26%) Computer Science
2 245 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (19.01%) Microsoft
5 147 (18.63%) SQL
6 146 (18.50%) C#
7 143 (18.12%) Java
7 143 (18.12%) .NET
8 142 (18.00%) Software Engineering
9 140 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 119 (15.08%) Finance
11 118 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
12 105 (13.31%) Scrum
12 105 (13.31%) C++
13 96 (12.17%) Azure
14 92 (11.66%) Python
15 91 (11.53%) SQL Server
16 88 (11.15%) Windows
17 85 (10.77%) JavaScript
18 80 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
19 79 (10.01%) Linux
20 77 (9.76%) HTML
20 77 (9.76%) Project Management
21 76 (9.63%) C
22 75 (9.51%) Manufacturing
23 73 (9.25%) AWS
24 69 (8.75%) AngularJS
25 66 (8.37%) Relational Database
25 66 (8.37%) Retail
26 65 (8.24%) ITIL

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 29 (3.68%) IIS
2 26 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.65%) Confluence
4 7 (0.89%) CMS
5 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) Jupyter
6 5 (0.63%) nginx
6 5 (0.63%) SAS
6 5 (0.63%) Tornado
6 5 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.51%) Apache
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.25%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Site Server
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.63%) Simulink
6 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.38%) CATIA
7 3 (0.38%) InDesign
8 2 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.25%) Sketch
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.13%) Marvel
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.17%) Azure
2 73 (9.25%) AWS
3 54 (6.84%) SaaS
4 36 (4.56%) GCP
4 36 (4.56%) Office 365
5 19 (2.41%) Serverless
6 18 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (2.15%) Power Platform
8 15 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.14%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.14%) IaaS
12 8 (1.01%) PaaS
13 5 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.51%) GitHub
15 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.38%) G Suite
15 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.31%) Firewall
2 22 (2.79%) DNS
2 22 (2.79%) LAN
3 21 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.66%) VPN
4 18 (2.28%) WAN
4 18 (2.28%) Wireless
5 16 (2.03%) Internet
6 10 (1.27%) DMZ
6 10 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.14%) VoIP
8 8 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.89%) DHCP
9 7 (0.89%) HTTP
9 7 (0.89%) VLAN
10 6 (0.76%) ADSL
10 6 (0.76%) DSL
10 6 (0.76%) SSL
11 4 (0.51%) IPsec
11 4 (0.51%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 38 (4.82%) NoSQL
4 34 (4.31%) MySQL
5 26 (3.30%) Big Data
6 24 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.79%) RDBMS
9 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (2.15%) Power BI
12 14 (1.77%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
14 9 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (1.14%) Data Mining
15 8 (1.01%) Data Lake
16 7 (0.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 36 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (3.42%) JIRA
5 26 (3.30%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.66%) Subversion
7 14 (1.77%) Brakeman
7 14 (1.77%) CircleCI
7 14 (1.77%) minitest
7 14 (1.77%) RSpec
7 14 (1.77%) RuboCop
8 12 (1.52%) Maven
9 11 (1.39%) NetBeans
10 10 (1.27%) Selenium
11 9 (1.14%) Gerrit
12 7 (0.89%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.63%) Rational Statemate
13 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.51%) Balsamiq
14 4 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 119 (15.08%) Finance
2 75 (9.51%) Manufacturing
3 66 (8.37%) Retail
4 57 (7.22%) Marketing
5 48 (6.08%) Public Sector
6 47 (5.96%) Aerospace
7 39 (4.94%) Military
8 20 (2.53%) Games
9 19 (2.41%) Law
10 18 (2.28%) Banking
10 18 (2.28%) Legal
11 17 (2.15%) Electronics
11 17 (2.15%) Fire and Rescue
12 16 (2.03%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.90%) Police
14 13 (1.65%) Automotive
14 13 (1.65%) Avionics
15 8 (1.01%) Billing
16 7 (0.89%) Back Office
17 3 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (29.53%) Developer
2 82 (10.39%) Analyst
3 71 (9.00%) Software Engineer
4 64 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 64 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 54 (6.84%) Graduate
6 43 (5.45%) Architect
6 43 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 41 (5.20%) Java Developer
8 37 (4.69%) Junior
9 33 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
10 29 (3.68%) .NET Developer
11 28 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 25 (3.17%) Support Analyst
13 24 (3.04%) IT Manager
14 23 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
16 19 (2.41%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.28%) Consultant
17 18 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (18.12%) .NET
2 77 (9.76%) HTML
3 69 (8.75%) AngularJS
4 65 (8.24%) jQuery
5 57 (7.22%) CSS
6 55 (6.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 54 (6.84%) Web Services
8 51 (6.46%) XML
9 37 (4.69%) HTML5
9 37 (4.69%) Node.js
10 33 (4.18%) ASP.NET
11 32 (4.06%) React
12 31 (3.93%) CSS3
13 30 (3.80%) Swagger
13 30 (3.80%) WCF
14 29 (3.68%) .NET Framework
15 24 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (3.04%) Backbone.js
16 22 (2.79%) REST
17 21 (2.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 154 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.69%) Algorithms
5 35 (4.44%) User Experience
6 28 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 26 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.79%) Smartphone
9 20 (2.53%) Life Science
10 18 (2.28%) Client/Server
10 18 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.90%) NHS
12 14 (1.77%) Blog
12 14 (1.77%) e-Learning
13 13 (1.65%) BBC
13 13 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.39%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.14%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.14%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.15%) Windows
2 79 (10.01%) Linux
3 25 (3.17%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.53%) Unix
6 18 (2.28%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.15%) Android
8 15 (1.90%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.90%) CentOS
9 9 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.14%) SUSE
10 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.38%) Solaris
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Debian
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (37.26%) Computer Science
2 245 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (18.00%) Software Engineering
4 118 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (13.31%) Scrum
6 77 (9.76%) Project Management
7 65 (8.24%) ITIL
8 60 (7.60%) Mathematics
9 59 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (7.22%) Artificial Intelligence
11 54 (6.84%) Analytics
11 54 (6.84%) SDLC
11 54 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 53 (6.72%) DevOps
13 50 (6.34%) Web Development
14 49 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (6.21%) Open Source
15 48 (6.08%) Data Science
15 48 (6.08%) Migration
16 47 (5.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.63%) SQL
2 146 (18.50%) C#
3 143 (18.12%) Java
4 105 (13.31%) C++
5 92 (11.66%) Python
6 85 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 76 (9.63%) C
8 41 (5.20%) VB.NET
9 38 (4.82%) VB
10 28 (3.55%) Go
10 28 (3.55%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.55%) VB6
11 27 (3.42%) R
12 26 (3.30%) PHP
13 25 (3.17%) T-SQL
14 21 (2.66%) Ada
15 20 (2.53%) Apex Code
15 20 (2.53%) Ruby
16 16 (2.03%) Assembly Language
17 14 (1.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 43 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.80%) CISSP
4 27 (3.42%) Master's Degree
5 21 (2.66%) MCSA
6 18 (2.28%) CISM
7 17 (2.15%) HND
7 17 (2.15%) PhD
7 17 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.65%) ISTQB
9 12 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.52%) IISP
9 12 (1.52%) MBCS
10 11 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.14%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.01%) ISEB
12 8 (1.01%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.97%) QA
2 29 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (3.42%) GDPR
4 12 (1.52%) NCSC
5 9 (1.14%) NIST
6 5 (0.63%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.63%) PMO
6 5 (0.63%) SLA
7 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) GxP
9 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.13%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.03%) Docker
4 14 (1.77%) Varnish
5 12 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.51%) pfSense
9 3 (0.38%) vSphere
10 2 (0.25%) Firmware
10 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.13%) vCloud
11 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (1.90%) SCCM
2 10 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (1.27%) SCOM
3 9 (1.14%) Ansible
4 6 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.76%) Terraform
5 4 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (0.51%) Kibana
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.51%) Puppet
6 3 (0.38%) logstash
6 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.25%) Scalr
7 2 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 150 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.45%) VMware
3 40 (5.07%) Cisco
4 30 (3.80%) Oracle
5 29 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (3.55%) Sage
7 24 (3.04%) Google
8 22 (2.79%) NetApp
9 18 (2.28%) Xamarin
10 16 (2.03%) MathWorks
10 16 (2.03%) SAP
11 14 (1.77%) Tableau
12 12 (1.52%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.27%) Adobe
13 10 (1.27%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.14%) Verint
15 8 (1.01%) Fortinet
15 8 (1.01%) HP
16 7 (0.89%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.89%) Veritas