Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 21 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 270 896 1,126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.74% 8.97% 9.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.19% 44.03% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 207 616 914
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,875 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £61,250 £69,369
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 707 2,035 2,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.65% 20.38% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 503 1,405 1,905
Median annual salary £48,314 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.68% -3.41% +6.02%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £69,748
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -22 132 £51,250 +23.14% 42
Cheshire +15 65 £46,250 +2.78% 37
Merseyside +6 40 £53,500 +18.89% 10
Lancashire -8 23 £56,875 +73.38% 11
Cumbria -1 7 £43,500 +26.09% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 104 (38.52%) Computer Science
2 74 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.30%) SQL
4 70 (25.93%) Finance
5 64 (23.70%) SQL Server
5 64 (23.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 59 (21.85%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 51 (18.89%) ITIL
10 49 (18.15%) Software Engineering
11 45 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 45 (16.67%) .NET
12 44 (16.30%) C#
13 42 (15.56%) Windows
14 41 (15.19%) Project Management
15 35 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (11.48%) Java
16 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
17 30 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (10.74%) Azure
19 27 (10.00%) JavaScript
20 26 (9.63%) Legal
20 26 (9.63%) GDPR
21 25 (9.26%) React
22 24 (8.89%) Project Delivery
22 24 (8.89%) Change Management
23 23 (8.52%) Windows Server
24 22 (8.15%) SharePoint
25 21 (7.78%) Information Security

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 22 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.41%) IIS
3 11 (4.07%) Apache
3 11 (4.07%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.48%) Confluence
4 4 (1.48%) JBoss
4 4 (1.48%) nginx
4 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.11%) CMS
5 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.74%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) Simulink
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Shopify
2 1 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.74%) Azure
2 18 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (5.56%) AWS
3 15 (5.56%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.70%) Office 365
5 8 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.74%) GitHub
6 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Serverless
6 2 (0.74%) Yammer
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.37%) Firebase
7 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.37%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.30%) LAN
2 16 (5.93%) Firewall
3 13 (4.81%) Internet
4 11 (4.07%) SSL
5 9 (3.33%) VoIP
5 9 (3.33%) Wireless
6 8 (2.96%) WAN
7 7 (2.59%) Skype
8 5 (1.85%) NAS
8 5 (1.85%) SAN
8 5 (1.85%) VPN
9 4 (1.48%) MPLS
9 4 (1.48%) Network Security
10 3 (1.11%) BGP
10 3 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.74%) DNS
11 2 (0.74%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (23.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.56%) Power BI
4 12 (4.44%) Big Data
4 12 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.33%) MySQL
6 9 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.33%) QlikView
7 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.11%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.85%) JIRA
4 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.74%) Gradle
6 2 (0.74%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.74%) JUnit
6 2 (0.74%) Mockito
6 2 (0.74%) Selenium
6 2 (0.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) Appium
7 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.37%) GitLab
7 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 70 (25.93%) Finance
2 26 (9.63%) Legal
3 15 (5.56%) Aerospace
4 13 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.44%) Banking
6 11 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.70%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.59%) Housing Association
8 7 (2.59%) Law
9 6 (2.22%) Billing
9 6 (2.22%) Games
9 6 (2.22%) Marketing
10 4 (1.48%) Electronics
10 4 (1.48%) Local Government
10 4 (1.48%) Military
11 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.11%) Publishing
11 3 (1.11%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.37%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (22.96%) Developer
2 49 (18.15%) Analyst
3 19 (7.04%) Support Analyst
4 18 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 17 (6.30%) Software Engineer
6 16 (5.93%) Applications Support Analyst
6 16 (5.93%) Architect
7 12 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 12 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 12 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 10 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.33%) Graduate
9 9 (3.33%) IT Manager
9 9 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.96%) Administrator
10 8 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 8 (2.96%) Business Systems Analyst
10 8 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.67%) .NET
2 25 (9.26%) React
3 18 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 18 (6.67%) RESTful
4 16 (5.93%) Web Services
5 15 (5.56%) Node.js
6 14 (5.19%) CSS
6 14 (5.19%) HTML
7 13 (4.81%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.07%) JSON
9 9 (3.33%) Blazor
9 9 (3.33%) Middleware
10 8 (2.96%) Apache Cordova
10 8 (2.96%) Ember.js
10 8 (2.96%) jQuery
10 8 (2.96%) REST
11 7 (2.59%) XML
12 6 (2.22%) Dropwizard
12 6 (2.22%) React Native
13 5 (1.85%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.93%) PKI
4 14 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.70%) Life Science
6 6 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.48%) Replication
8 4 (1.48%) User Experience
9 3 (1.11%) Blog
9 3 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.11%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.11%) NHS
9 3 (1.11%) Robotics
9 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.56%) Windows
2 23 (8.52%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.41%) Linux
3 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.22%) Android
6 5 (1.85%) CentOS
6 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.85%) Solaris
7 4 (1.48%) Unix
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) CatOS
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (38.52%) Computer Science
2 74 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (21.85%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (18.89%) ITIL
5 49 (18.15%) Software Engineering
6 41 (15.19%) Project Management
7 35 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (8.89%) Change Management
9 24 (8.89%) Project Delivery
10 21 (7.78%) Information Security
11 19 (7.04%) Risk Management
12 17 (6.30%) PRINCE2
13 16 (5.93%) IT Strategy
13 16 (5.93%) Microservices
13 16 (5.93%) Release Management
14 15 (5.56%) Investment Management
14 15 (5.56%) ITIL V3
14 15 (5.56%) SDLC
14 15 (5.56%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (26.30%) SQL
2 44 (16.30%) C#
3 31 (11.48%) Java
4 27 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.30%) T-SQL
6 16 (5.93%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.19%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.44%) PHP
9 10 (3.70%) Python
10 9 (3.33%) Perl
11 8 (2.96%) C++
11 8 (2.96%) Go
12 5 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.48%) C
13 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.48%) VBA
14 3 (1.11%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.74%) F#
15 2 (0.74%) Scala
15 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (23.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (6.30%) CISSP
3 15 (5.56%) MCP
4 14 (5.19%) CISM
5 9 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (2.96%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.59%) HNC
8 6 (2.22%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (2.22%) PhD
8 6 (2.22%) RHCE
9 5 (1.85%) CEH
9 5 (1.85%) ISEB
9 5 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.48%) APMP
10 4 (1.48%) CISA
10 4 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.63%) GDPR
2 11 (4.07%) QA
3 6 (2.22%) RMADS
3 6 (2.22%) SLA
4 3 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) COBIT
5 2 (0.74%) GAMP
5 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.74%) NCSC
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 2 (0.74%) WCAG
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) GLP
6 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 14 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.33%) Docker
2 9 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) pfSense
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.85%) Ansible
2 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) CASB
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.37%) Nessus
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.41%) VMware
3 17 (6.30%) Oracle
4 13 (4.81%) Cisco
5 10 (3.70%) SAP
6 8 (2.96%) TOWER Software
7 7 (2.59%) Tableau
8 6 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.85%) Splunk
10 4 (1.48%) Capita
10 4 (1.48%) EMC
10 4 (1.48%) Google
10 4 (1.48%) IBM
10 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.48%) Veeam
11 2 (0.74%) Citrix
11 2 (0.74%) Juniper
11 2 (0.74%) Nasuni
11 2 (0.74%) UiPath