Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1414 1317 1615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.77% 11.35% 12.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.20% 47.84% 49.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1093 1081 1247
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,525 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2874 2753 3270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.89% 23.72% 25.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2184 2264 2548
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +8.22%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.15% +3.33% -

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 August 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 17 August 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 -2 943 £40,000 - 77
Cheshire -1 255 £40,500 +15.71% 19
Lancashire +1 99 £35,000 -9.09% 17
Merseyside -11 86 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Cumbria +10 14 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 442 (31.26%) Computer Science
2 417 (29.49%) SQL
3 416 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
4 341 (24.12%) .NET
5 336 (23.76%) C#
6 282 (19.94%) HTML
7 281 (19.87%) Java
8 280 (19.80%) SQL Server
9 279 (19.73%) Analytical Skills
10 275 (19.45%) JavaScript
11 272 (19.24%) Finance
12 271 (19.17%) Microsoft
13 257 (18.18%) Software Engineering
14 226 (15.98%) Windows
15 196 (13.86%) Computer Science Degree
16 190 (13.44%) CSS
17 174 (12.31%) OO
18 166 (11.74%) MVC
19 161 (11.39%) C++
20 150 (10.61%) ASP.NET
21 144 (10.18%) Linux
22 136 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
22 136 (9.62%) SDLC
23 132 (9.34%) Oracle
24 131 (9.26%) Web Services
24 131 (9.26%) Test Automation
25 123 (8.70%) XML
25 123 (8.70%) PHP
26 121 (8.56%) Marketing
27 120 (8.49%) SAP

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 42 (2.97%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.70%) SAS
3 24 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.99%) Confluence
4 14 (0.99%) WordPress
5 11 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.71%) OpenEdge
7 9 (0.64%) IIS
8 8 (0.57%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.50%) Apache
9 7 (0.50%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.50%) CMS
9 7 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.42%) JBoss
10 6 (0.42%) nginx
11 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
Applications
1 56 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.42%) SPSS
8 5 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.21%) InVision
9 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.14%) InDesign
10 2 (0.14%) Snagit
11 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.99%) SAP MM
1 14 (0.99%) SAP SD
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.71%) SAP SCM
3 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.50%) Sage CRM
3 7 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 7 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.35%) SAP QM
4 5 (0.35%) SAP Retail
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Maximo
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.21%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (1.20%) GitHub
4 17 (1.20%) Office 365
5 13 (0.92%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.92%) SaaS
6 9 (0.64%) iPaaS
7 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.28%) Trello
9 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.21%) Force.com
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.14%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
10 2 (0.14%) Yammer
11 1 (0.071%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.071%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.53%) WAN
2 58 (4.10%) Firewall
2 58 (4.10%) LAN
3 53 (3.75%) Ethernet
4 46 (3.25%) Wireless
5 44 (3.11%) DNS
5 44 (3.11%) VPN
6 39 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 37 (2.62%) Internet
8 35 (2.48%) SSL
9 33 (2.33%) Network Security
10 31 (2.19%) DHCP
11 26 (1.84%) SAN
12 25 (1.77%) HTTP
13 24 (1.70%) IP Telephony
14 23 (1.63%) BGP
14 23 (1.63%) OSPF
14 23 (1.63%) VoIP
15 22 (1.56%) RS-232
16 21 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.44%) Relational Database
3 75 (5.30%) MySQL
4 68 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (3.47%) Big Data
7 45 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 40 (2.83%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.70%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (0.92%) Power BI
17 11 (0.78%) Data Mining
18 10 (0.71%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
18 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 106 (7.50%) Visual Studio
2 81 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.73%) JIRA
3 79 (5.59%) Subversion
4 60 (4.24%) Jenkins
5 55 (3.89%) Selenium
6 47 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 22 (1.56%) NUnit
8 21 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.34%) JUnit
10 18 (1.27%) Eclipse
11 17 (1.20%) Maven
11 17 (1.20%) NuGet
12 16 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Blend
12 16 (1.13%) MSI
12 16 (1.13%) MSTest
12 16 (1.13%) WiX
13 12 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 272 (19.24%) Finance
2 121 (8.56%) Marketing
3 119 (8.42%) Retail
4 117 (8.27%) Manufacturing
5 72 (5.09%) Banking
6 66 (4.67%) Games
7 65 (4.60%) Telecoms
8 57 (4.03%) Electronics
9 56 (3.96%) Automotive
10 31 (2.19%) Legal
11 21 (1.49%) Advertising
12 15 (1.06%) Billing
13 14 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.92%) German Language
15 11 (0.78%) French Language
15 11 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.71%) Back Office
16 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.57%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 478 (33.80%) Developer
2 188 (13.30%) Analyst
3 140 (9.90%) Software Developer
4 130 (9.19%) .NET Developer
5 109 (7.71%) Software Engineer
6 100 (7.07%) C# Developer
7 95 (6.72%) Consultant
8 93 (6.58%) Graduate
9 91 (6.44%) Senior Developer
10 87 (6.15%) Java Developer
11 83 (5.87%) Architect
11 83 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
12 82 (5.80%) Junior
13 58 (4.10%) Business Analyst
14 55 (3.89%) Java Software Developer
15 54 (3.82%) Graduate Developer
16 53 (3.75%) Junior Developer
17 47 (3.32%) SQL Developer
18 45 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
18 45 (3.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (24.12%) .NET
2 282 (19.94%) HTML
3 190 (13.44%) CSS
4 150 (10.61%) ASP.NET
5 131 (9.26%) Web Services
6 123 (8.70%) XML
7 99 (7.00%) jQuery
8 96 (6.79%) .NET Framework
9 92 (6.51%) HTML5
10 77 (5.45%) Spring
11 73 (5.16%) AngularJS
12 67 (4.74%) WCF
13 64 (4.53%) JSON
14 53 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (3.68%) SOAP
16 51 (3.61%) Ajax
17 47 (3.32%) Java EE
18 41 (2.90%) Entity Framework
18 41 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (2.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 442 (31.26%) Computer Science
2 279 (19.73%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 58 (4.10%) Data Structures
5 55 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 42 (2.97%) User Experience
7 35 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (2.12%) iPad
10 27 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.84%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.70%) Life Science
13 23 (1.63%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.49%) Internet of Things
15 16 (1.13%) Industrial Internet of Things
16 13 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.85%) Social Media
18 10 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 226 (15.98%) Windows
2 144 (10.18%) Linux
3 66 (4.67%) Unix
4 48 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.12%) Android
7 28 (1.98%) Windows XP
8 24 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.13%) Mac OS
10 16 (1.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 14 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.57%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) AIX
16 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 174 (12.31%) OO
4 166 (11.74%) MVC
5 136 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 136 (9.62%) SDLC
6 131 (9.26%) Test Automation
7 119 (8.42%) Project Management
8 117 (8.27%) Scrum
9 115 (8.13%) Mathematics
10 112 (7.92%) Web Development
11 108 (7.64%) ITIL
12 87 (6.15%) Analytics
13 85 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (5.87%) DevOps
15 80 (5.66%) TDD
16 79 (5.59%) Mentoring
17 63 (4.46%) Risk Management
18 61 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 61 (4.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 417 (29.49%) SQL
2 336 (23.76%) C#
3 281 (19.87%) Java
4 275 (19.45%) JavaScript
5 161 (11.39%) C++
6 123 (8.70%) PHP
7 108 (7.64%) Python
8 101 (7.14%) C
9 67 (4.74%) T-SQL
10 35 (2.48%) Embedded C
10 35 (2.48%) VB
11 34 (2.40%) VB.NET
12 33 (2.33%) Ruby
13 32 (2.26%) Go
14 29 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.77%) XAML
16 17 (1.20%) R
17 16 (1.13%) Perl
18 13 (0.92%) TypeScript
19 11 (0.78%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 196 (13.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 74 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (4.17%) Master's Degree
4 44 (3.11%) ISEB
5 43 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (2.97%) CISSP
7 41 (2.90%) ISTQB
8 40 (2.83%) MCSE
9 37 (2.62%) CCNP
10 32 (2.26%) Security Cleared
11 29 (2.05%) PhD
12 28 (1.98%) CISA
13 27 (1.91%) CISM
14 26 (1.84%) HND
15 23 (1.63%) HNC
16 19 (1.34%) CCNA
16 19 (1.34%) MCSA
17 18 (1.27%) CRISC
18 17 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
19 14 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.60%) QA
2 24 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.34%) PMO
4 12 (0.85%) SLA
5 9 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.42%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.28%) GDPR
9 3 (0.21%) IFRS
9 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.14%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.071%) GMP
11 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 80 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.49%) Firmware
5 16 (1.13%) Docker
6 6 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.28%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.14%) XenApp
10 1 (0.071%) HDFS
10 1 (0.071%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.071%) NDS
10 1 (0.071%) vCloud
10 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (3.25%) Puppet
2 39 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.84%) Ansible
4 25 (1.77%) Mesos
5 16 (1.13%) WSUS
6 12 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (0.71%) SCCM
8 8 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.50%) SCOM
10 5 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.14%) Ganglia
13 2 (0.14%) Kibana
13 2 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 271 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 132 (9.34%) Oracle
3 120 (8.49%) SAP
4 63 (4.46%) Cisco
5 53 (3.75%) VMware
6 49 (3.47%) Google
7 24 (1.70%) F5
8 22 (1.56%) Dell
8 22 (1.56%) EqualLogic
9 20 (1.41%) IBM
10 17 (1.20%) NetApp
11 14 (0.99%) Citrix
11 14 (0.99%) HP
11 14 (0.99%) Juniper
12 13 (0.92%) Sage
13 12 (0.85%) Riverbed
13 12 (0.85%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.78%) Symantec
15 10 (0.71%) CheckPoint