Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,133 1,435 1,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.02% 10.91% 12.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.59% 48.12% 49.75%
Number of salaries quoted 853 1,125 1,137
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,802 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,550 £58,750
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 2,599 2,982 2,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.70% 22.67% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 2,247 2,293
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,625 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,800 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -15 619 £42,500 +6.25% 162
Cheshire +3 312 £40,500 +1.25% 70
Merseyside +10 93 £48,750 +50.00% 20
Lancashire 0 84 £38,750 +15.67% 33
Cumbria -3 17 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 446 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (29.66%) Computer Science
3 277 (24.45%) Java
4 259 (22.86%) SQL
5 243 (21.45%) Finance
6 225 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
7 220 (19.42%) Software Engineering
8 218 (19.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 197 (17.39%) C#
10 193 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
11 186 (16.42%) JavaScript
12 182 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
13 180 (15.89%) Microsoft
14 177 (15.62%) .NET
15 163 (14.39%) Test Automation
16 148 (13.06%) DevOps
17 144 (12.71%) HTML
18 143 (12.62%) Scrum
18 143 (12.62%) SDLC
19 140 (12.36%) MVC
20 138 (12.18%) Linux
21 136 (12.00%) SQL Server
22 135 (11.92%) Python
22 135 (11.92%) Project Management
23 134 (11.83%) Web Services
24 120 (10.59%) Windows
25 114 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
26 110 (9.71%) CSS
27 109 (9.62%) Information Security
27 109 (9.62%) Git (software)

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 30 (2.65%) Apache
2 26 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.85%) nginx
4 18 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.41%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.32%) Confluence
7 15 (1.32%) Sitefinity
8 14 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.71%) IIS
10 8 (0.71%) SAS
11 7 (0.62%) JBoss
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.44%) CMS
14 4 (0.35%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.44%) SPSS
7 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.088%) InDesign
10 1 (0.088%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.088%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.53%) HFM
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.26%) FastStats
6 3 (0.26%) Magento
6 3 (0.26%) Maximo
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 114 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.97%) Office 365
4 22 (1.94%) PaaS
5 21 (1.85%) SaaS
6 17 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 14 (1.24%) IaaS
9 12 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (1.06%) Route 53
10 11 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.79%) GitHub
13 8 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.62%) npm
14 7 (0.62%) Serverless
15 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.53%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.85%) Internet
2 49 (4.32%) HTTP
3 43 (3.80%) TCP/IP
4 42 (3.71%) Firewall
5 39 (3.44%) SSL
6 31 (2.74%) LAN
6 31 (2.74%) Network Security
6 31 (2.74%) WAN
7 29 (2.56%) DNS
8 21 (1.85%) VPN
9 17 (1.50%) Wireless
10 16 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (1.41%) MPLS
10 16 (1.41%) SAN
11 15 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (1.15%) VoIP
13 12 (1.06%) IPsec
14 11 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.62%) NoSQL
3 73 (6.44%) MySQL
4 60 (5.30%) Relational Database
5 40 (3.53%) Big Data
6 38 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.47%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.47%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.59%) Power BI
12 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.15%) Redis
13 13 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.06%) QlikView
14 12 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 109 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 73 (6.44%) JIRA
3 72 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.35%) Subversion
4 38 (3.35%) Visual Studio
5 37 (3.27%) Selenium
6 34 (3.00%) Mercurial
6 34 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (2.29%) JUnit
9 25 (2.21%) MSBuild
10 22 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.41%) TestNG
12 12 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.88%) Gradle
13 10 (0.88%) Maven
13 10 (0.88%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.71%) Ant
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
General
1 243 (21.45%) Finance
2 74 (6.53%) Retail
3 56 (4.94%) Banking
4 50 (4.41%) Marketing
5 43 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 41 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 35 (3.09%) Law
8 34 (3.00%) Investment Banking
9 30 (2.65%) Military
9 30 (2.65%) Retail Banking
10 28 (2.47%) Automotive
11 27 (2.38%) Legal
12 23 (2.03%) Games
13 22 (1.94%) Advertising
14 12 (1.06%) Electronics
15 11 (0.97%) Billing
16 10 (0.88%) French Language
17 9 (0.79%) German Language
18 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 326 (28.77%) Developer
2 191 (16.86%) Analyst
3 90 (7.94%) Java Developer
4 78 (6.88%) Junior
5 76 (6.71%) Architect
6 67 (5.91%) Software Engineer
7 66 (5.83%) Business Analyst
8 62 (5.47%) .NET Developer
9 55 (4.85%) Graduate
10 52 (4.59%) Junior Developer
10 52 (4.59%) Senior Developer
11 48 (4.24%) Software Developer
12 47 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
13 42 (3.71%) Consultant
14 41 (3.62%) C# Developer
15 34 (3.00%) Data Analyst
16 32 (2.82%) Tester
17 31 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
17 31 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
18 30 (2.65%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (15.62%) .NET
2 144 (12.71%) HTML
3 134 (11.83%) Web Services
4 110 (9.71%) CSS
5 89 (7.86%) RESTful
6 69 (6.09%) Spring
7 67 (5.91%) ASP.NET
8 64 (5.65%) XML
9 62 (5.47%) JSON
10 57 (5.03%) .NET Framework
11 55 (4.85%) HTML5
12 54 (4.77%) AngularJS
13 50 (4.41%) REST
14 49 (4.32%) jQuery
15 48 (4.24%) SOAP
16 46 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (3.62%) Middleware
18 35 (3.09%) Ajax
18 35 (3.09%) CSS3
18 35 (3.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 336 (29.66%) Computer Science
2 193 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 76 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (4.41%) User Experience
6 42 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 32 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.85%) Internet of Things
11 19 (1.68%) Fintech
12 15 (1.32%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 13 (1.15%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.71%) Clustering
16 8 (0.71%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 138 (12.18%) Linux
2 120 (10.59%) Windows
3 40 (3.53%) Android
4 36 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.03%) Unix
8 20 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.59%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.06%) CentOS
12 11 (0.97%) Debian
13 5 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.18%) Solaris
16 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.088%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
3 220 (19.42%) Software Engineering
4 182 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
5 163 (14.39%) Test Automation
6 148 (13.06%) DevOps
7 143 (12.62%) Scrum
7 143 (12.62%) SDLC
8 140 (12.36%) MVC
9 135 (11.92%) Project Management
10 109 (9.62%) Information Security
11 101 (8.91%) Mathematics
12 93 (8.21%) TDD
13 92 (8.12%) ITIL
14 86 (7.59%) Analytics
14 86 (7.59%) OO
15 79 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
15 79 (6.97%) Mentoring
16 74 (6.53%) Time Management
17 70 (6.18%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 277 (24.45%) Java
2 259 (22.86%) SQL
3 197 (17.39%) C#
4 186 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 135 (11.92%) Python
6 68 (6.00%) C
7 67 (5.91%) PHP
8 65 (5.74%) C++
9 62 (5.47%) T-SQL
10 36 (3.18%) VB.NET
11 30 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.38%) Perl
13 24 (2.12%) Ruby
13 24 (2.12%) VB
14 23 (2.03%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.94%) R
15 22 (1.94%) Scala
16 21 (1.85%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 218 (19.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 67 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 62 (5.47%) CISSP
4 55 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (4.50%) Numerate Degree
6 44 (3.88%) ISEB
7 38 (3.35%) HND
7 38 (3.35%) Master's Degree
7 38 (3.35%) MCSE
8 37 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (3.18%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.03%) CCNP
10 23 (2.03%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.85%) CISM
12 18 (1.59%) CCNA
12 18 (1.59%) DV Cleared
13 17 (1.50%) CISA
13 17 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.41%) MCSA
15 13 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.27%) QA
2 53 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.82%) PMO
4 18 (1.59%) GDPR
5 11 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.53%) GAAP
7 6 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.44%) COBIT
8 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 13485
8 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.44%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.35%) SLA
10 3 (0.26%) COSHH
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 15765
11 2 (0.18%) GCP
11 2 (0.18%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 49 (4.32%) Active Directory
1 49 (4.32%) Docker
2 42 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.24%) Firmware
5 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.35%) vSphere
7 3 (0.26%) pfSense
7 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.26%) Xen
7 3 (0.26%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.088%) NFS
9 1 (0.088%) vCloud
9 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.088%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.41%) Ansible
4 14 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.15%) Nagios
6 12 (1.06%) Nessus
6 12 (1.06%) SCCM
6 12 (1.06%) SCOM
7 11 (0.97%) Puppet
7 11 (0.97%) TrustSec
8 8 (0.71%) Salt
9 6 (0.53%) Rancher
9 6 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.00%) Oracle
3 63 (5.56%) VMware
4 41 (3.62%) Cisco
5 36 (3.18%) SAP
6 34 (3.00%) Google
7 30 (2.65%) Xamarin
8 25 (2.21%) Citrix
9 24 (2.12%) Sun
10 21 (1.85%) Tableau
11 17 (1.50%) Splunk
12 16 (1.41%) HP
13 15 (1.32%) Siemens
14 14 (1.24%) JDA
15 12 (1.06%) New Relic
15 12 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.97%) SolarWinds
17 9 (0.79%) Apple
17 9 (0.79%) Twitter
18 8 (0.71%) EMC