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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 693 683 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.26% 12.21% 13.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.57% 50.15% 53.51%
Number of salaries quoted 544 540 656
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,300 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1488 1362 1553
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.04% 24.34% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1158 1148 1253
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 439 £42,500 +6.25% 78
Cheshire -4 135 £40,500 -4.70% 27
Lancashire +2 52 £32,750 -18.12% 5
Merseyside -14 44 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Cumbria +10 14 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 457 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 434 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (30.38%) SQL
4 375 (26.61%) .NET
5 368 (26.12%) C#
6 311 (22.07%) HTML
7 306 (21.72%) JavaScript
8 285 (20.23%) Software Engineering
9 277 (19.66%) Java
10 266 (18.88%) Microsoft
11 261 (18.52%) SQL Server
12 256 (18.17%) Finance
13 252 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
14 215 (15.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 205 (14.55%) CSS
16 192 (13.63%) C++
17 189 (13.41%) Windows
18 176 (12.49%) PHP
19 175 (12.42%) MVC
20 174 (12.35%) OO
21 166 (11.78%) ASP.NET
22 160 (11.36%) SDLC
23 159 (11.28%) Linux
24 142 (10.08%) C
25 140 (9.94%) Oracle
26 138 (9.79%) jQuery
27 130 (9.23%) Test Automation
27 130 (9.23%) Scrum
28 125 (8.87%) Visual Studio
29 123 (8.73%) Web Services

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 52 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 40 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.42%) Apache Pig
6 18 (1.28%) WordPress
7 15 (1.06%) SAS
8 14 (0.99%) Confluence
9 12 (0.85%) OpenEdge
10 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.64%) IIS
12 8 (0.57%) CMS
12 8 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.57%) JBoss
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.35%) Apache
14 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.50%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.50%) InDesign
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.43%) Camtasia
8 6 (0.43%) Snagit
9 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.071%) InVision
11 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 29 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.57%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.50%) SAP HCM
5 7 (0.50%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.35%) PlanetPress Connect
6 5 (0.35%) Sage CRM
6 5 (0.35%) SAP SCM
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.28%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.21%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (1.21%) GitHub
5 10 (0.71%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.71%) SaaS
6 8 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.50%) Office 365
7 7 (0.50%) PaaS
8 6 (0.43%) IaaS
9 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.28%) Trello
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.21%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.21%) Yammer
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.14%) Force.com
12 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.12%) Firewall
2 55 (3.90%) WAN
3 52 (3.69%) LAN
4 42 (2.98%) VPN
5 41 (2.91%) Internet
6 38 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 38 (2.70%) Wireless
7 34 (2.41%) Ethernet
8 29 (2.06%) SSL
9 28 (1.99%) Network Security
10 24 (1.70%) DNS
11 21 (1.49%) HTTP
11 21 (1.49%) VoIP
12 17 (1.21%) MPLS
12 17 (1.21%) RS-232
13 15 (1.06%) Cisco Wireless
14 13 (0.92%) BGP
14 13 (0.92%) DHCP
15 11 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.16%) MySQL
3 110 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 66 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 59 (4.19%) RDBMS
6 56 (3.97%) Big Data
7 54 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 43 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (2.27%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.77%) Apache Hive
13 25 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
14 24 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.85%) Power BI
17 10 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 125 (8.87%) Visual Studio
2 100 (7.10%) Git (software)
3 82 (5.82%) Subversion
4 71 (5.04%) JIRA
5 57 (4.05%) Selenium
6 51 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (3.41%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 27 (1.92%) Mercurial
9 23 (1.63%) NUnit
10 22 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (1.56%) NuGet
11 17 (1.21%) Maven
11 17 (1.21%) Microsoft Blend
11 17 (1.21%) MSI
11 17 (1.21%) MSTest
11 17 (1.21%) WiX
12 16 (1.14%) Gradle
13 14 (0.99%) JUnit
14 11 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 256 (18.17%) Finance
2 103 (7.31%) Marketing
3 100 (7.10%) Manufacturing
4 86 (6.10%) Retail
5 85 (6.03%) Banking
6 78 (5.54%) Games
7 63 (4.47%) Telecoms
8 57 (4.05%) Electronics
9 41 (2.91%) Legal
10 23 (1.63%) Automotive
11 18 (1.28%) Advertising
12 17 (1.21%) Law
12 17 (1.21%) Military
13 14 (0.99%) Publishing
14 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.64%) Billing
17 8 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 509 (36.12%) Developer
2 188 (13.34%) Analyst
3 143 (10.15%) Software Developer
4 142 (10.08%) .NET Developer
5 113 (8.02%) C# Developer
6 111 (7.88%) Software Engineer
7 98 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 96 (6.81%) Junior
9 95 (6.74%) Senior Developer
10 94 (6.67%) Graduate
11 86 (6.10%) Architect
12 80 (5.68%) Java Developer
13 65 (4.61%) Consultant
13 65 (4.61%) Junior Developer
14 63 (4.47%) Web Developer
15 52 (3.69%) Graduate Developer
15 52 (3.69%) Java Software Developer
16 48 (3.41%) SQL Developer
17 46 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
18 45 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (26.61%) .NET
2 311 (22.07%) HTML
3 205 (14.55%) CSS
4 166 (11.78%) ASP.NET
5 138 (9.79%) jQuery
6 123 (8.73%) Web Services
7 112 (7.95%) .NET Framework
8 97 (6.88%) HTML5
9 91 (6.46%) AngularJS
10 87 (6.17%) XML
11 67 (4.76%) Spring
12 63 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (4.40%) WCF
14 58 (4.12%) Entity Framework
14 58 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 53 (3.76%) Java EE
16 51 (3.62%) JSON
17 48 (3.41%) SOAP
18 46 (3.26%) CSS3
19 43 (3.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 457 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 252 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.75%) Algorithms
4 68 (4.83%) Data Structures
5 65 (4.61%) User Experience
6 62 (4.40%) Management Information System
7 49 (3.48%) iPad
8 40 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 30 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.70%) Internet of Things
11 24 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 18 (1.28%) PKI
14 17 (1.21%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 15 (1.06%) Device Driver
15 15 (1.06%) Smart Meter
16 14 (0.99%) Animation
16 14 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 189 (13.41%) Windows
2 159 (11.28%) Linux
3 48 (3.41%) Unix
4 35 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
6 32 (2.27%) Android
7 31 (2.20%) Apple iOS
8 28 (1.99%) Windows XP
9 22 (1.56%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.21%) Mac OS
11 17 (1.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.78%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.64%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.43%) Nucleus RTOS
16 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (20.23%) Software Engineering
3 175 (12.42%) MVC
4 174 (12.35%) OO
5 160 (11.36%) SDLC
6 130 (9.23%) Scrum
6 130 (9.23%) Test Automation
7 116 (8.23%) Mathematics
7 116 (8.23%) Web Development
8 100 (7.10%) Project Management
9 99 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
10 93 (6.60%) Validation
11 90 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (6.32%) ITIL
13 87 (6.17%) DevOps
14 85 (6.03%) Analytics
14 85 (6.03%) TDD
15 82 (5.82%) Information Security
16 78 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 428 (30.38%) SQL
2 368 (26.12%) C#
3 306 (21.72%) JavaScript
4 277 (19.66%) Java
5 192 (13.63%) C++
6 176 (12.49%) PHP
7 142 (10.08%) C
8 112 (7.95%) Python
9 71 (5.04%) T-SQL
10 50 (3.55%) Embedded C
11 46 (3.26%) Ruby
12 37 (2.63%) VB
13 33 (2.34%) Perl
14 30 (2.13%) VB.NET
15 28 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.77%) Go
17 24 (1.70%) XAML
18 22 (1.56%) Embedded C++
18 22 (1.56%) R
19 20 (1.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 215 (15.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 52 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.41%) ISEB
4 43 (3.05%) CISSP
5 41 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 40 (2.84%) Numerate Degree
7 36 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (2.34%) HND
9 32 (2.27%) ISTQB
10 31 (2.20%) CCNP
11 30 (2.13%) CISA
11 30 (2.13%) PhD
12 28 (1.99%) CISM
13 27 (1.92%) Master's Degree
14 25 (1.77%) CCNA
14 25 (1.77%) MCSE
15 24 (1.70%) HNC
16 18 (1.28%) DV Cleared
17 17 (1.21%) CRISC
18 13 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.76%) QA
2 20 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.06%) PMO
4 13 (0.92%) SLA
5 8 (0.57%) COBIT
5 8 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.21%) GDPR
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) IAS 39
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.071%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.071%) GAAP
10 1 (0.071%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 50 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.84%) Firmware
2 40 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.57%) Docker
5 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.35%) vSphere
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.071%) HDFS
9 1 (0.071%) MDaemon
9 1 (0.071%) NDS
9 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.071%) XenApp
9 1 (0.071%) zsh
Systems Management
1 42 (2.98%) Puppet
2 41 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.92%) Ansible
4 21 (1.49%) Mesos
5 16 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.28%) Salt
11 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.21%) WSUS
12 2 (0.14%) Kibana
12 2 (0.14%) logstash
12 2 (0.14%) RSA enVision
12 2 (0.14%) SCCM
12 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.071%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.071%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 266 (18.88%) Microsoft
2 140 (9.94%) Oracle
3 76 (5.39%) SAP
4 54 (3.83%) VMware
5 49 (3.48%) Cisco
6 46 (3.26%) Google
7 18 (1.28%) Adobe
8 17 (1.21%) IBM
9 14 (0.99%) Tableau
10 13 (0.92%) CheckPoint
10 13 (0.92%) HP
10 13 (0.92%) Juniper
11 11 (0.78%) Demandware
11 11 (0.78%) F5
12 10 (0.71%) iManage
12 10 (0.71%) NetApp
13 9 (0.64%) Facebook
13 9 (0.64%) Palo Alto
14 8 (0.57%) Splunk
14 8 (0.57%) Xamarin
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + £30-£40 base + Double OTE + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago