Period
to 20 July 2018

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

Master's Degree
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 340 297
Rank change year-on-year +18 -43 +56
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 35 41 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.38% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 30
North West median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +2.86% +15.13%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £32,450
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,250 £65,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £56,750
% change year-on-year +13.64% -3.08% +3.18%

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 2,582 2,961 2,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.65% 22.58% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 2,237 2,294
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 20 July 2018.

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 20 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 +18 16 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Merseyside - 14 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire -14 5 £55,000 -8.33%
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 35 (100.00%) Degree
2 24 (68.57%) Computer Science
3 22 (62.86%) Python
4 18 (51.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (42.86%) MySQL
6 14 (40.00%) PHP
7 12 (34.29%) Linux
7 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
8 11 (31.43%) Java
9 10 (28.57%) Nagios
9 10 (28.57%) LAMP
9 10 (28.57%) CentOS
9 10 (28.57%) New Relic
9 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (28.57%) Splunk
9 10 (28.57%) DevOps
10 9 (25.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (25.71%) Performance Optimisation
10 9 (25.71%) High Availability
10 9 (25.71%) Route 53
10 9 (25.71%) Bash Shell
10 9 (25.71%) Ansible
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (25.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (25.71%) Amazon S3
10 9 (25.71%) Debian
10 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management

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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) nginx
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon S3
2 9 (25.71%) Route 53
2 9 (25.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (14.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) MySQL
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
5 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (14.29%) Redis
6 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.86%) Big Data
7 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.86%) HBase
7 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (11.43%) Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (20.00%) Data Scientist
5 6 (17.14%) Architect
6 5 (14.29%) Java Architect
6 5 (14.29%) PHP Architect
7 4 (11.43%) Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Head of Projects
7 4 (11.43%) Web Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) Web Hosting Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Applications Architect
8 3 (8.57%) Java Applications Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Embedded Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Open Source Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) PHP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) LAMP
2 7 (20.00%) JSON
2 7 (20.00%) REST
2 7 (20.00%) RESTful
2 7 (20.00%) SOAP
2 7 (20.00%) Spring
2 7 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (17.14%) Middleware
3 6 (17.14%) Web Services
4 5 (14.29%) CSS
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
4 5 (14.29%) HTML
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
4 5 (14.29%) Polymer
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (14.29%) Spring Boot
4 5 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 5 (14.29%) XSL
5 2 (5.71%) QML
5 2 (5.71%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 24 (68.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) CCTV
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) CentOS
3 9 (25.71%) Debian
4 3 (8.57%) Android
5 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
2 9 (25.71%) High Availability
2 9 (25.71%) Performance Optimisation
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) OO
3 8 (22.86%) Open Source
3 8 (22.86%) Scrum
3 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 7 (20.00%) Analytics
4 7 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 7 (20.00%) Data Science
4 7 (20.00%) Machine Learning
4 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 7 (20.00%) OOP
4 7 (20.00%) Statistics
4 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Econometrics
5 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Python
2 14 (40.00%) PHP
3 11 (31.43%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) Bash Shell
5 8 (22.86%) C
5 8 (22.86%) C++
6 7 (20.00%) R
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) Ruby
8 5 (14.29%) Go
8 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.71%) C#
9 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
9 2 (5.71%) XQuery
10 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.86%) Kotlin
10 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.86%) Perl
10 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (51.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (20.00%) PhD
4 6 (17.14%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.86%) CFA
5 1 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) RHCA
5 1 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 5 (14.29%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
1 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Nagios
2 9 (25.71%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Rancher
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) New Relic
1 10 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) VMware