Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1419 1258 1598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.79% 10.09% 12.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.55% 44.82% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1001 1147
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,350
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.30% -4.13%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,750
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 2807 2807 3301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.34% 22.52% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2146 2230 2531
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +4 934 £42,625 +2.71% 65
Cheshire -2 252 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Lancashire +5 120 £33,250 -11.33% 3
Merseyside +6 93 £38,500 +2.12% 11
Cumbria +3 12 £41,000 +49.09% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 435 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (29.81%) Computer Science
3 336 (23.68%) SQL
4 279 (19.66%) Java
5 274 (19.31%) C#
6 272 (19.17%) JavaScript
7 270 (19.03%) .NET
8 266 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 262 (18.46%) Finance
10 255 (17.97%) SQL Server
11 241 (16.98%) HTML
12 237 (16.70%) Microsoft
13 230 (16.21%) Software Engineering
14 218 (15.36%) Computer Science Degree
15 214 (15.08%) Windows
16 186 (13.11%) CSS
17 158 (11.13%) MVC
18 148 (10.43%) SAP
18 148 (10.43%) Project Management
19 147 (10.36%) ITIL
20 135 (9.51%) Linux
20 135 (9.51%) SDLC
21 133 (9.37%) ASP.NET
22 127 (8.95%) Oracle
23 125 (8.81%) XML
24 124 (8.74%) Retail
25 121 (8.53%) OO
26 120 (8.46%) C++
26 120 (8.46%) Web Development
26 120 (8.46%) Test Automation

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 38 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 22 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.20%) SAS
5 16 (1.13%) Confluence
5 16 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.85%) JBoss
7 11 (0.78%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.63%) WordPress
9 8 (0.56%) IIS
9 8 (0.56%) nginx
10 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.28%) Drupal
12 4 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 63 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
5 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.35%) SPSS
7 3 (0.21%) InVision
8 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.070%) CATIA
9 1 (0.070%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.070%) InDesign
9 1 (0.070%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 26 (1.83%) SAP MM
1 26 (1.83%) SAP SD
2 21 (1.48%) SAP BPC
3 16 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.99%) SAP SCM
5 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.56%) SAP VC
6 7 (0.49%) Sage CRM
7 6 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.42%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.42%) SAP Retail
8 5 (0.35%) Magento
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.28%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.21%) Maximo
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.21%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.83%) SaaS
4 22 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.48%) Office 365
6 15 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 13 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 12 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.78%) iPaaS
10 9 (0.63%) GitHub
11 7 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.42%) IaaS
12 6 (0.42%) PaaS
13 4 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.28%) Force.com
14 3 (0.21%) npm
14 3 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) Trello
16 1 (0.070%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.31%) Firewall
2 45 (3.17%) WAN
3 39 (2.75%) Ethernet
4 38 (2.68%) DNS
4 38 (2.68%) SAN
5 37 (2.61%) LAN
6 36 (2.54%) Wireless
7 34 (2.40%) DHCP
8 32 (2.26%) Internet
9 30 (2.11%) Network Security
9 30 (2.11%) VPN
10 25 (1.76%) SSL
11 24 (1.69%) IP Telephony
12 23 (1.62%) BGP
13 22 (1.55%) OSPF
14 21 (1.48%) TCP/IP
15 20 (1.41%) VoIP
16 18 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (1.27%) EIGRP
16 18 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.72%) NoSQL
3 64 (4.51%) Big Data
4 59 (4.16%) MySQL
5 48 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 36 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.99%) Redis
16 12 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.85%) Data Mining
16 12 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (6.20%) Git (software)
2 72 (5.07%) JIRA
3 60 (4.23%) Selenium
3 60 (4.23%) Visual Studio
4 54 (3.81%) Subversion
5 49 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 39 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.90%) Maven
8 23 (1.62%) Mercurial
8 23 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 21 (1.48%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.41%) JUnit
11 14 (0.99%) Gradle
12 11 (0.78%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.63%) FitNesse
13 9 (0.63%) Grunt
13 9 (0.63%) gulp
13 9 (0.63%) Ranorex
14 8 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 262 (18.46%) Finance
2 124 (8.74%) Retail
3 108 (7.61%) Manufacturing
4 89 (6.27%) Marketing
5 73 (5.14%) Automotive
6 58 (4.09%) Telecoms
7 50 (3.52%) Banking
8 44 (3.10%) Electronics
9 37 (2.61%) Legal
10 34 (2.40%) Games
11 21 (1.48%) Billing
11 21 (1.48%) German Language
12 19 (1.34%) Military
13 16 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.99%) Advertising
14 14 (0.99%) Law
15 11 (0.78%) French Language
16 10 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.70%) Japanese Language
17 8 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 420 (29.60%) Developer
2 238 (16.77%) Analyst
3 131 (9.23%) Consultant
4 124 (8.74%) Software Developer
5 117 (8.25%) .NET Developer
5 117 (8.25%) Software Engineer
6 95 (6.69%) Java Developer
7 90 (6.34%) Graduate
8 82 (5.78%) Senior Developer
9 81 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 76 (5.36%) Business Analyst
11 71 (5.00%) Architect
12 70 (4.93%) Junior
13 65 (4.58%) SAP Consultant
14 61 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
15 49 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
15 49 (3.45%) Java Software Developer
16 46 (3.24%) SQL Developer
17 45 (3.17%) Junior Developer
18 44 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (19.03%) .NET
2 241 (16.98%) HTML
3 186 (13.11%) CSS
4 133 (9.37%) ASP.NET
5 125 (8.81%) XML
6 114 (8.03%) Web Services
7 103 (7.26%) jQuery
8 94 (6.62%) Spring
9 90 (6.34%) AngularJS
10 84 (5.92%) HTML5
11 70 (4.93%) .NET Framework
12 61 (4.30%) JSON
12 61 (4.30%) RESTful
13 58 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 56 (3.95%) Ajax
14 56 (3.95%) CSS3
15 49 (3.45%) REST
16 48 (3.38%) Java EE
17 46 (3.24%) WCF
18 43 (3.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 423 (29.81%) Computer Science
2 266 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.52%) User Experience
5 43 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 41 (2.89%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 35 (2.47%) Driving Licence
10 31 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (2.18%) Life Science
11 18 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (1.27%) iPad
11 18 (1.27%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (0.92%) Clustering
14 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 214 (15.08%) Windows
2 135 (9.51%) Linux
3 65 (4.58%) Unix
4 58 (4.09%) Windows Server
5 43 (3.03%) Android
6 34 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (16.21%) Software Engineering
3 158 (11.13%) MVC
4 148 (10.43%) Project Management
5 147 (10.36%) ITIL
6 135 (9.51%) SDLC
7 121 (8.53%) OO
8 120 (8.46%) Test Automation
8 120 (8.46%) Web Development
9 112 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 111 (7.82%) DevOps
11 104 (7.33%) Mathematics
12 103 (7.26%) Scrum
13 101 (7.12%) Analytics
13 101 (7.12%) Time Management
14 98 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 89 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 85 (5.99%) TDD
17 82 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (5.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 336 (23.68%) SQL
2 279 (19.66%) Java
3 274 (19.31%) C#
4 272 (19.17%) JavaScript
5 120 (8.46%) C++
6 113 (7.96%) Python
7 104 (7.33%) C
8 78 (5.50%) PHP
9 61 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 40 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 35 (2.47%) Go
12 34 (2.40%) Ruby
13 28 (1.97%) VB
14 24 (1.69%) Embedded C
15 23 (1.62%) Perl
16 20 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.13%) R
18 15 (1.06%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.85%) Apple Swift
20 11 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 218 (15.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 96 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (5.36%) Master's Degree
4 52 (3.66%) Security Cleared
5 45 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (3.17%) MCSE
6 44 (3.10%) ISTQB
7 41 (2.89%) Numerate Degree
8 40 (2.82%) CISM
8 40 (2.82%) CISSP
8 40 (2.82%) ISEB
9 35 (2.47%) CCNP
9 35 (2.47%) MCSA
10 32 (2.26%) CISA
11 30 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (1.62%) CCNA
14 20 (1.41%) PhD
15 19 (1.34%) HND
16 18 (1.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.48%) QA
2 35 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.34%) PMO
4 18 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.70%) SLA
6 9 (0.63%) COBIT
6 9 (0.63%) GDPR
6 9 (0.63%) IFRS
7 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.42%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.42%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.14%) GMP
13 1 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.070%) Basel II
13 1 (0.070%) GAAP
13 1 (0.070%) GxP
System Software
1 94 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 61 (4.30%) Hyper-V
2 61 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.76%) Docker
4 9 (0.63%) Firmware
5 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.21%) HDFS
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.21%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.21%) vSphere
6 3 (0.21%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.070%) vCloud
8 1 (0.070%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (2.04%) Puppet
2 25 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.41%) WSUS
4 18 (1.27%) Ansible
4 18 (1.27%) SCCM
5 17 (1.20%) Mesos
6 11 (0.78%) Ganglia
6 11 (0.78%) SCOM
6 11 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.42%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.21%) Marathon
9 3 (0.21%) rkt
10 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 237 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 148 (10.43%) SAP
3 127 (8.95%) Oracle
4 81 (5.71%) VMware
5 65 (4.58%) Google
6 64 (4.51%) Cisco
7 32 (2.26%) Dell
7 32 (2.26%) EqualLogic
8 26 (1.83%) Citrix
9 22 (1.55%) F5
9 22 (1.55%) Tableau
10 20 (1.41%) Twitter
11 19 (1.34%) IBM
11 19 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.20%) NetApp
13 15 (1.06%) Symantec
14 14 (0.99%) CommVault
14 14 (0.99%) Xamarin
15 13 (0.92%) Cognos
15 13 (0.92%) Sage