Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,097 1,353 1,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.50% 11.05% 12.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.68% 48.72% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1,048 1,157
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,570 2,777 2,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.92% 22.68% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,942 2,089 2,339
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,375 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -17 598 £42,500 +6.25% 187
Cheshire 0 316 £42,500 +6.25% 66
Lancashire -1 95 £40,000 +19.40% 28
Merseyside -2 60 £40,000 +14.29% 30
Cumbria -1 20 £40,036 +6.76% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 444 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (30.54%) Computer Science
3 296 (26.98%) Java
4 241 (21.97%) Finance
5 229 (20.88%) SQL
6 217 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
7 212 (19.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 210 (19.14%) JavaScript
9 208 (18.96%) Software Engineering
10 193 (17.59%) C#
11 184 (16.77%) .NET
12 178 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
13 175 (15.95%) Microsoft
14 172 (15.68%) Test Automation
15 165 (15.04%) MVC
16 157 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
17 149 (13.58%) SDLC
18 146 (13.31%) Web Services
19 141 (12.85%) HTML
20 134 (12.22%) Scrum
21 128 (11.67%) Project Management
22 124 (11.30%) Python
23 120 (10.94%) DevOps
24 119 (10.85%) SQL Server
25 118 (10.76%) Oracle
26 116 (10.57%) Git (software)
27 115 (10.48%) CSS
28 114 (10.39%) Linux
29 96 (8.75%) QA
30 93 (8.48%) Windows

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 32 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.28%) Apache
3 23 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.82%) nginx
5 17 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.37%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.28%) Confluence
8 13 (1.19%) JBoss
9 12 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.09%) Sitefinity
9 12 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.91%) SAS
11 8 (0.73%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.73%) CMS
12 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.64%) IIS
12 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.27%) Maya
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) SPSS
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.091%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.091%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.091%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.91%) Magento
3 6 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.46%) HFM
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.36%) BASE24
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.18%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.56%) Office 365
4 29 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (2.55%) SaaS
6 21 (1.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 21 (1.91%) IaaS
7 14 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.28%) PaaS
8 12 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.09%) Route 53
9 10 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.82%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.82%) npm
11 6 (0.55%) GitHub
12 5 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.74%) HTTP
2 36 (3.28%) Firewall
3 31 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.64%) DNS
5 27 (2.46%) SSL
6 26 (2.37%) Internet
7 25 (2.28%) LAN
7 25 (2.28%) Network Security
7 25 (2.28%) WAN
8 16 (1.46%) VoIP
9 15 (1.37%) VPN
10 14 (1.28%) SAN
11 13 (1.19%) Broadband
11 13 (1.19%) Unified Communications
12 12 (1.09%) Skype
12 12 (1.09%) Wireless
13 10 (0.91%) VLAN
14 8 (0.73%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.73%) MPLS
15 7 (0.64%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.57%) MySQL
3 65 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.74%) Big Data
5 43 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (2.46%) Power BI
10 25 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.82%) Redis
13 18 (1.64%) Data Mining
13 18 (1.64%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.28%) QlikView
17 13 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 116 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 68 (6.20%) JIRA
3 44 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 41 (3.74%) Selenium
5 36 (3.28%) Mercurial
6 31 (2.83%) Subversion
7 28 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (2.19%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.19%) MSBuild
9 23 (2.10%) JUnit
10 15 (1.37%) TestNG
11 12 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.09%) Gradle
11 12 (1.09%) Maven
12 11 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 10 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.82%) Mocha
14 9 (0.82%) Vagrant
General
1 241 (21.97%) Finance
2 79 (7.20%) Retail
3 51 (4.65%) Banking
4 46 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.65%) Legal
6 38 (3.46%) Marketing
7 37 (3.37%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.37%) Advertising
9 25 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.28%) Law
9 25 (2.28%) Retail Banking
10 20 (1.82%) Games
11 16 (1.46%) Automotive
11 16 (1.46%) Military
12 14 (1.28%) Billing
13 12 (1.09%) Electronics
14 8 (0.73%) German Language
15 7 (0.64%) French Language
16 6 (0.55%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 346 (31.54%) Developer
2 170 (15.50%) Analyst
3 100 (9.12%) Java Developer
4 80 (7.29%) Junior
5 79 (7.20%) Software Engineer
6 74 (6.75%) Architect
7 60 (5.47%) Business Analyst
8 59 (5.38%) Software Developer
9 58 (5.29%) Junior Developer
10 53 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 51 (4.65%) .NET Developer
12 42 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
12 42 (3.83%) Graduate
13 40 (3.65%) Senior Software Engineer
13 40 (3.65%) Tester
14 37 (3.37%) Consultant
15 30 (2.73%) C# Developer
15 30 (2.73%) Data Analyst
15 30 (2.73%) Java Engineer
15 30 (2.73%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (16.77%) .NET
2 146 (13.31%) Web Services
3 141 (12.85%) HTML
4 115 (10.48%) CSS
5 87 (7.93%) Spring
6 76 (6.93%) RESTful
7 67 (6.11%) ASP.NET
8 66 (6.02%) REST
9 59 (5.38%) AngularJS
9 59 (5.38%) jQuery
10 57 (5.20%) HTML5
10 57 (5.20%) JSON
11 56 (5.10%) SOAP
11 56 (5.10%) XML
12 52 (4.74%) CSS3
13 51 (4.65%) .NET Framework
14 48 (4.38%) Middleware
15 43 (3.92%) Ajax
16 40 (3.65%) Hibernate
17 35 (3.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 335 (30.54%) Computer Science
2 178 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 49 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 48 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (3.10%) Algorithms
8 33 (3.01%) User Experience
9 32 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.64%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.46%) Fintech
13 11 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.82%) Clustering
15 8 (0.73%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.73%) Social Media
16 7 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 7 (0.64%) PKI
16 7 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (10.39%) Linux
2 93 (8.48%) Windows
3 46 (4.19%) Android
4 41 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.64%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.73%) Unix
8 12 (1.09%) CentOS
9 11 (1.00%) Debian
9 11 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.64%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.091%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
3 208 (18.96%) Software Engineering
4 172 (15.68%) Test Automation
5 165 (15.04%) MVC
6 157 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
7 149 (13.58%) SDLC
8 134 (12.22%) Scrum
9 128 (11.67%) Project Management
10 120 (10.94%) DevOps
11 88 (8.02%) Information Security
12 87 (7.93%) ITIL
12 87 (7.93%) TDD
13 86 (7.84%) OO
14 83 (7.57%) Mathematics
15 74 (6.75%) Analytics
15 74 (6.75%) Mentoring
16 73 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (6.20%) Decision-Making
18 67 (6.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (26.98%) Java
2 229 (20.88%) SQL
3 210 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 193 (17.59%) C#
5 124 (11.30%) Python
6 92 (8.39%) PHP
7 69 (6.29%) T-SQL
8 64 (5.83%) C
9 62 (5.65%) C++
10 36 (3.28%) Ruby
11 30 (2.73%) VB.NET
12 27 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 23 (2.10%) Go
13 23 (2.10%) Perl
14 18 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.55%) VB
16 14 (1.28%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 212 (19.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 60 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (4.28%) CISSP
5 42 (3.83%) HND
5 42 (3.83%) Numerate Degree
6 39 (3.56%) Master's Degree
7 32 (2.92%) MCSE
7 32 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 31 (2.83%) ISEB
9 28 (2.55%) ISTQB
10 27 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (2.46%) CISM
11 23 (2.10%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.82%) CCNA
13 19 (1.73%) MCSA
14 18 (1.64%) Sun Certification
15 16 (1.46%) CCNP
16 14 (1.28%) CISA
17 13 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (8.75%) QA
2 32 (2.92%) PMO
3 31 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.09%) COBIT
5 12 (1.09%) GDPR
5 12 (1.09%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 6 (0.55%) ISO 13485
7 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.46%) GAAP
7 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) COSHH
8 3 (0.27%) SLA
9 2 (0.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.091%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 42 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (3.74%) Hyper-V
3 39 (3.56%) Docker
4 36 (3.28%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.73%) Firmware
6 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.27%) Xen
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.091%) HDFS
9 1 (0.091%) NFS
9 1 (0.091%) pfSense
9 1 (0.091%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (1.55%) Kubernetes
1 17 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (1.46%) Ansible
3 12 (1.09%) Nagios
3 12 (1.09%) SCOM
4 8 (0.73%) Puppet
4 8 (0.73%) Salt
5 6 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.55%) Nessus
5 6 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.55%) SCCM
6 5 (0.46%) Rancher
6 5 (0.46%) TrustSec
7 4 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.18%) Marathon
9 2 (0.18%) rkt
9 2 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 175 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 118 (10.76%) Oracle
3 77 (7.02%) Google
4 56 (5.10%) VMware
5 35 (3.19%) Twitter
6 29 (2.64%) Cisco
7 27 (2.46%) Xamarin
8 23 (2.10%) Citrix
9 20 (1.82%) Sun
10 19 (1.73%) Tableau
11 17 (1.55%) JDA
12 16 (1.46%) Splunk
13 15 (1.37%) HP
13 15 (1.37%) SAP
14 13 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.09%) Adobe
15 12 (1.09%) Apple
15 12 (1.09%) New Relic
16 10 (0.91%) EMC
17 8 (0.73%) Veeam