Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 329 338
Rank change year-on-year +24 +9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 67 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 0.97% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 54 19 17
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +32.23%
10th Percentile £26,775 £33,000 £30,650
90th Percentile £78,725 £57,500 £46,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 2869 2770 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.80% 23.24% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2200 2253 2564
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,850 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +4 52 £33,750 -20.59% 2
Cheshire -16 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Merseyside +5 3 £71,500 +10.00% 1
Lancashire - 3 £47,500 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 67 (100.00%) Degree
2 33 (49.25%) Windows
3 29 (43.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (40.30%) Time Management
5 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
5 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
5 22 (32.84%) MCSE
5 22 (32.84%) Driving Licence
6 20 (29.85%) Mentoring
6 20 (29.85%) Hyper-V
7 19 (28.36%) SAN
7 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (26.87%) Dell
8 18 (26.87%) EqualLogic
8 18 (26.87%) Office 365
9 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (25.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
11 13 (19.40%) Manufacturing
12 12 (17.91%) .NET
12 12 (17.91%) HTML
12 12 (17.91%) CSS
13 11 (16.42%) Java
13 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.42%) Electronics
14 10 (14.93%) SQL
14 10 (14.93%) ITIL
14 10 (14.93%) OOA/OOD
14 10 (14.93%) OO
14 10 (14.93%) Open Source

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 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.49%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Force.com
2 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) SAN
2 2 (2.99%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.49%) Broadband
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.46%) MySQL
4 4 (5.97%) MariaDB
4 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.48%) Big Data
5 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) QlikView
7 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.97%) Subversion
3 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Xcode
General
1 13 (19.40%) Manufacturing
2 11 (16.42%) Electronics
3 9 (13.43%) Finance
4 7 (10.45%) Retail
5 6 (8.96%) Marketing
6 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.99%) Banking
7 2 (2.99%) Publishing
8 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) IT Support
2 19 (28.36%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) IT Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) IT Support Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Support Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) Windows Support Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Developer
5 10 (14.93%) Service Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Security Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Service Management Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Consultant
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
1 12 (17.91%) CSS
1 12 (17.91%) HTML
2 8 (11.94%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) RESTful
4 5 (7.46%) HTML5
4 5 (7.46%) Java EE
4 5 (7.46%) JDBC
4 5 (7.46%) ODBC
4 5 (7.46%) Web Services
5 4 (5.97%) Ajax
5 4 (5.97%) jQuery
5 4 (5.97%) PhoneGap
5 4 (5.97%) QML
5 4 (5.97%) Qt
5 4 (5.97%) Symfony
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
1 22 (32.84%) Driving Licence
2 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Chip and PIN
3 5 (7.46%) EPoS
4 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.48%) Social Media
6 2 (2.99%) CCTV
6 2 (2.99%) FMCG
6 2 (2.99%) Life Science
7 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.97%) Android
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Time Management
2 20 (29.85%) Mentoring
3 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.93%) ITIL
4 10 (14.93%) OO
4 10 (14.93%) OOA/OOD
4 10 (14.93%) Open Source
5 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
5 8 (11.94%) Web Development
6 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 7 (10.45%) Service Management
6 7 (10.45%) Ticket Management
7 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
7 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.96%) Information Security
7 6 (8.96%) Logistics
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (8.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) Java
2 10 (14.93%) SQL
3 9 (13.43%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.45%) VB
4 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.45%) VBA
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.46%) PHP
6 4 (5.97%) C
6 4 (5.97%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.99%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.99%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) Go
8 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.49%) R
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (43.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (32.84%) MCSE
4 17 (25.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (10.45%) MCPD
5 7 (10.45%) MCSD
6 6 (8.96%) CISM
6 6 (8.96%) CRISC
7 4 (5.97%) CISSP
8 3 (4.48%) PhD
9 2 (2.99%) SANS
10 1 (1.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.96%) ISO 14001
2 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.96%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.49%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Dell
1 18 (26.87%) EqualLogic
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.45%) Oracle
4 5 (7.46%) SAP
5 4 (5.97%) Google
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.99%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.99%) EMC
6 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.49%) CyberSource
7 1 (1.49%) Sage
7 1 (1.49%) Tableau