Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,078 1,063 1,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.48% 8.67% 10.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.86% 42.50% 48.01%
Number of salaries quoted 672 809 1,074
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,802 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £63,600
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2,403 2,501 2,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.36% 20.39% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,591 1,873 2,164
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +17 634 £42,500 - 35
Lancashire +11 203 £32,652 -18.37% 8
Cheshire -3 156 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Merseyside -3 69 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Cumbria -6 5 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 408 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (26.35%) Computer Science
3 283 (26.25%) Problem-Solving
4 264 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
5 263 (24.40%) Microsoft
6 229 (21.24%) C#
6 229 (21.24%) Java
7 226 (20.96%) .NET
8 214 (19.85%) Software Engineering
9 200 (18.55%) SQL
10 190 (17.63%) Finance
11 173 (16.05%) Broadband
12 166 (15.40%) SQL Server
13 160 (14.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 157 (14.56%) SDLC
15 144 (13.36%) C++
15 144 (13.36%) Test Automation
16 135 (12.52%) Windows
17 131 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 126 (11.69%) Linux
18 126 (11.69%) Mentoring
19 120 (11.13%) Active Directory
19 120 (11.13%) Telecoms
19 120 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
20 112 (10.39%) JavaScript
21 104 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
22 101 (9.37%) DevOps
23 99 (9.18%) Python
24 98 (9.09%) QA
25 90 (8.35%) HTML

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 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.67%) Confluence
2 18 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (1.48%) IIS
4 15 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.93%) JBoss
9 9 (0.83%) CMS
10 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.46%) Apache
12 5 (0.46%) SAS
12 5 (0.46%) WordPress
13 3 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.28%) nginx
13 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 89 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.11%) Photoshop
6 11 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.56%) Marvel
9 5 (0.46%) InVision
10 4 (0.37%) InDesign
10 4 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.28%) Sketch
11 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.19%) SPSS
13 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.093%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.83%) Odoo
4 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.28%) Magento
6 2 (0.19%) iTrent
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.093%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 104 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (5.75%) Office 365
4 37 (3.43%) Power Platform
5 32 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (2.13%) Serverless
8 20 (1.86%) SaaS
9 12 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.02%) Apigee
10 11 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.02%) GitHub
10 11 (1.02%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Flow
14 5 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.37%) AdWords
15 4 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (16.05%) Broadband
2 45 (4.17%) DNS
3 33 (3.06%) Firewall
4 32 (2.97%) WAN
5 29 (2.69%) LAN
5 29 (2.69%) VoIP
6 28 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 21 (1.95%) VPN
8 19 (1.76%) Wireless
9 18 (1.67%) Network Security
10 16 (1.48%) Bluetooth
10 16 (1.48%) DHCP
11 13 (1.21%) Internet
12 12 (1.11%) HTTP
13 11 (1.02%) VLAN
14 10 (0.93%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.83%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.74%) LLU
16 8 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (15.40%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.55%) Big Data
4 47 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 39 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (3.53%) MySQL
6 38 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (2.88%) Power BI
7 31 (2.88%) RDBMS
8 25 (2.32%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.86%) Data Mining
12 19 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.58%) QlikView
14 15 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.30%) OLAP
16 13 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 13 (1.21%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 76 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.03%) JIRA
3 34 (3.15%) Subversion
4 32 (2.97%) SoapUI
5 31 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.76%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.39%) Gerrit
10 12 (1.11%) webpack
11 11 (1.02%) Grunt
11 11 (1.02%) gulp
12 10 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.93%) Selenium
13 7 (0.65%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.65%) LabVIEW
14 6 (0.56%) CircleCI
14 6 (0.56%) RSpec
15 5 (0.46%) Android Studio
15 5 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 190 (17.63%) Finance
2 120 (11.13%) Telecoms
3 72 (6.68%) Manufacturing
4 70 (6.49%) Marketing
5 52 (4.82%) Electronics
6 48 (4.45%) Banking
7 45 (4.17%) Legal
8 44 (4.08%) Retail
9 34 (3.15%) Games
10 29 (2.69%) Law
11 21 (1.95%) Automotive
12 17 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (1.39%) Local Government
14 9 (0.83%) Billing
15 8 (0.74%) French Language
16 6 (0.56%) Advertising
16 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.46%) German Language
18 4 (0.37%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 280 (25.97%) Developer
2 160 (14.84%) Analyst
3 108 (10.02%) Software Engineer
4 79 (7.33%) Junior
5 71 (6.59%) Senior Developer
6 65 (6.03%) C# Developer
7 62 (5.75%) Software Developer
8 53 (4.92%) .NET Developer
9 52 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
10 48 (4.45%) Business Analyst
11 46 (4.27%) Graduate
12 42 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (3.71%) Consultant
14 38 (3.53%) Architect
14 38 (3.53%) Junior Developer
15 35 (3.25%) Test Engineer
16 34 (3.15%) Support Engineer
17 30 (2.78%) Graduate Developer
18 29 (2.69%) Designer
18 29 (2.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (20.96%) .NET
2 90 (8.35%) HTML
3 79 (7.33%) CSS
4 66 (6.12%) Web Services
5 60 (5.57%) ASP.NET
6 57 (5.29%) RESTful
7 56 (5.19%) XML
8 51 (4.73%) Node.js
9 47 (4.36%) AngularJS
10 44 (4.08%) jQuery
11 42 (3.90%) React
12 36 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (2.97%) .NET Framework
14 31 (2.88%) Ajax
14 31 (2.88%) Vue.js
15 28 (2.60%) HTML5
16 24 (2.23%) CSS3
17 23 (2.13%) WCF
18 22 (2.04%) Apache Flex
18 22 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 264 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (5.75%) User Experience
4 60 (5.57%) Algorithms
5 52 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 46 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (3.25%) Smartphone
8 32 (2.97%) Data Structures
9 27 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.32%) Client/Server
11 23 (2.13%) PMI
12 20 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.76%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.76%) Life Science
14 13 (1.21%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.21%) Robotics
15 12 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
17 10 (0.93%) Blog
17 10 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.52%) Windows
2 126 (11.69%) Linux
3 51 (4.73%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.80%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.69%) Android
6 25 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.95%) CentOS
7 21 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.58%) Unix
10 12 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.11%) SUSE
11 10 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
15 3 (0.28%) Robot Operating System
16 1 (0.093%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (26.35%) Computer Science
3 283 (26.25%) Problem-Solving
4 214 (19.85%) Software Engineering
5 157 (14.56%) SDLC
6 144 (13.36%) Test Automation
7 131 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 126 (11.69%) Mentoring
9 120 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (9.37%) DevOps
11 88 (8.16%) OO
12 87 (8.07%) Line Management
13 85 (7.88%) Waterfall
14 82 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
15 80 (7.42%) Collaborative Working
16 78 (7.24%) Mathematics
17 76 (7.05%) Business Analysis
17 76 (7.05%) Coaching
18 74 (6.86%) Scrum
19 72 (6.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (21.24%) C#
1 229 (21.24%) Java
2 200 (18.55%) SQL
3 144 (13.36%) C++
4 112 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 99 (9.18%) Python
6 70 (6.49%) C
7 49 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 44 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 31 (2.88%) VB
10 30 (2.78%) PHP
10 30 (2.78%) R
10 30 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.39%) MATLAB
12 13 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.02%) VB6
15 10 (0.93%) ES6
15 10 (0.93%) Go
16 9 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 160 (14.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 65 (6.03%) ISTQB
3 56 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (4.17%) ISEB
5 34 (3.15%) MCSA
6 33 (3.06%) CISM
7 32 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (2.88%) CISSP
9 29 (2.69%) CISA
9 29 (2.69%) PMI Certification
10 28 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (1.95%) MCSE
13 20 (1.86%) Master's Degree
14 15 (1.39%) CCNA
14 15 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
14 15 (1.39%) NVQ Level 3
15 12 (1.11%) Security Cleared
16 10 (0.93%) HND
17 9 (0.83%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.09%) QA
2 28 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.41%) SLA
4 15 (1.39%) GDPR
4 15 (1.39%) ISAE 3402
5 11 (1.02%) NIST
6 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.83%) COBIT
7 9 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.74%) PMO
9 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.28%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.093%) CDISC
11 1 (0.093%) DICOM
11 1 (0.093%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 120 (11.13%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.13%) Docker
4 21 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.83%) pfSense
8 8 (0.74%) Firmware
9 7 (0.65%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.56%) Varnish
10 6 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.19%) vSphere
13 1 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.093%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (2.23%) SCCM
2 18 (1.67%) Ansible
3 14 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.02%) WSUS
5 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (0.56%) SCOM
8 5 (0.46%) Terraform
9 4 (0.37%) Kibana
10 3 (0.28%) Grafana
10 3 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.28%) Puppet
11 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.19%) MIIS
11 2 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.093%) logstash
Vendors
1 263 (24.40%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.03%) Oracle
3 55 (5.10%) Cisco
4 46 (4.27%) VMware
5 38 (3.53%) SAP
6 34 (3.15%) Pega
7 33 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (2.23%) Adobe
9 20 (1.86%) Google
10 18 (1.67%) Progress
11 15 (1.39%) CyberArk
12 12 (1.11%) HP
12 12 (1.11%) NetApp
13 10 (0.93%) BMC
13 10 (0.93%) Dell
13 10 (0.93%) Remedy
13 10 (0.93%) Tableau
14 9 (0.83%) Apple
14 9 (0.83%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.83%) WatchGuard