Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 338 323
Rank change year-on-year +48 -15 +25
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 76 25 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 0.90% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 67 17 25
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,450 £29,750
90th Percentile £83,000 £59,500 £43,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

Master's 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 2791 2779 3285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.27% 22.45% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2133 2204 2512
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the North West

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the North West.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the North West

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the North West

Master's 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 Master's Degree within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 +26 63 £37,500 -3.85% 2
Cheshire -25 7 £50,000 +33.33%
Merseyside +23 3 £71,500 +10.00%
Lancashire - 3 £47,500 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 76 (100.00%) Degree
2 33 (43.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (42.11%) Windows
4 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
5 27 (35.53%) Time Management
6 24 (31.58%) Mentoring
7 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
8 22 (28.95%) MCSE
8 22 (28.95%) Active Directory
8 22 (28.95%) Driving Licence
9 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
9 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (25.00%) SAN
10 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 18 (23.68%) Dell
11 18 (23.68%) Open Source
11 18 (23.68%) EqualLogic
11 18 (23.68%) Office 365
12 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (22.37%) SQL
13 16 (21.05%) Java
13 16 (21.05%) Web Development
14 15 (19.74%) C#
15 14 (18.42%) .NET
15 14 (18.42%) ITIL
16 13 (17.11%) Manufacturing
17 12 (15.79%) XML
17 12 (15.79%) CSS
17 12 (15.79%) HTML

Master's 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 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.95%) SAS
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.32%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.63%) Force.com
3 2 (2.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (6.58%) HTTP
3 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 5 (6.58%) Redis
4 3 (3.95%) Big Data
4 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 13 (17.11%) Manufacturing
2 11 (14.47%) Electronics
3 7 (9.21%) Finance
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
4 6 (7.89%) Marketing
5 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) IT Support
2 19 (25.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 15 (19.74%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (19.74%) Windows Support Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Analyst
5 13 (17.11%) Service Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 9 (11.84%) Support Analyst
8 8 (10.53%) Architect
8 8 (10.53%) Consultant
8 8 (10.53%) Service Management Analyst
9 7 (9.21%) Applications Support
9 7 (9.21%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (7.89%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (7.89%) Developer
10 6 (7.89%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (7.89%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 12 (15.79%) CSS
2 12 (15.79%) HTML
2 12 (15.79%) XML
3 9 (11.84%) RESTful
4 5 (6.58%) CSS3
4 5 (6.58%) HTML5
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
4 5 (6.58%) Middleware
4 5 (6.58%) Polymer
4 5 (6.58%) REST
4 5 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (6.58%) SOAP
4 5 (6.58%) Spring
4 5 (6.58%) Spring Boot
4 5 (6.58%) Spring MVC
4 5 (6.58%) Web Services
4 5 (6.58%) XSL
5 4 (5.26%) JDBC
5 4 (5.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
2 22 (28.95%) Driving Licence
3 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.58%) Chip and PIN
5 5 (6.58%) EPoS
6 4 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.63%) CCTV
7 2 (2.63%) FMCG
7 2 (2.63%) Life Science
8 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.32%) NHS
8 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Android
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Time Management
2 24 (31.58%) Mentoring
3 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (23.68%) Open Source
5 16 (21.05%) Web Development
6 14 (18.42%) ITIL
7 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.47%) Service Management
7 11 (14.47%) Ticket Management
8 10 (13.16%) Coaching
9 9 (11.84%) OO
9 9 (11.84%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (11.84%) SDLC
10 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.21%) Econometrics
11 7 (9.21%) Mathematics
11 7 (9.21%) Statistics
12 6 (7.89%) Data Migration
12 6 (7.89%) Logistics
12 6 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 16 (21.05%) Java
3 15 (19.74%) C#
4 10 (13.16%) Python
5 9 (11.84%) VB.NET
6 8 (10.53%) C++
7 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 7 (9.21%) VB
7 7 (9.21%) VBA
8 6 (7.89%) Ruby
9 5 (6.58%) Go
9 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.58%) PHP
9 5 (6.58%) R
10 4 (5.26%) C
10 4 (5.26%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Degree
2 33 (43.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (28.95%) MCSE
4 20 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (14.47%) MCPD
5 11 (14.47%) MCSD
6 7 (9.21%) PhD
7 6 (7.89%) CISM
7 6 (7.89%) CRISC
8 4 (5.26%) CISSP
9 2 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (2.63%) SANS
10 1 (1.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
2 6 (7.89%) ISO 14001
2 6 (7.89%) ISO 9001
2 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (6.58%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (1.32%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 22 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) Dell
2 18 (23.68%) EqualLogic
3 11 (14.47%) Oracle
4 5 (6.58%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.63%) EMC
6 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) CyberSource
7 1 (1.32%) Sage
7 1 (1.32%) Tableau