Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 349 312
Rank change year-on-year +46 -37 +37
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 64 15 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 0.54% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55 11 28
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.03% -9.38%
10th Percentile £28,000 £36,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £84,500 £57,500 £42,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +9.45%

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 2,532 2,783 3,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.03% 22.50% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,931 2,153 2,456
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +48 51 £43,750 -16.67% 4
Cheshire -33 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Merseyside +35 4 £71,500 +10.00% 5
Lancashire - 3 £47,500 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 64 (100.00%) Degree
2 32 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (35.94%) Open Source
5 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
6 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (32.81%) Web Development
7 21 (32.81%) Mentoring
8 20 (31.25%) Windows
9 17 (26.56%) CSS
9 17 (26.56%) XML
9 17 (26.56%) HTML
9 17 (26.56%) Java
10 16 (25.00%) Python
10 16 (25.00%) Time Management
11 15 (23.44%) Coaching
11 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
12 14 (21.88%) SQL
12 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
13 13 (20.31%) .NET
13 13 (20.31%) OOA/OOD
13 13 (20.31%) OO
13 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (20.31%) SDLC
13 13 (20.31%) RESTful
13 13 (20.31%) QA
14 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
14 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
14 12 (18.75%) C#

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 2 (3.13%) Apache Pig
1 2 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.56%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 10 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) SAN
2 10 (15.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 10 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (15.63%) MySQL
3 10 (15.63%) Redis
4 7 (10.94%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.69%) Big Data
6 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.94%) Electronics
2 7 (10.94%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Finance
4 5 (7.81%) Marketing
4 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Architect
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) IT Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) IT Support
2 11 (17.19%) IT Support Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Java Architect
3 10 (15.63%) PHP Architect
3 10 (15.63%) Service Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Support Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Service Management Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Applications Support
6 7 (10.94%) Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
1 17 (26.56%) HTML
1 17 (26.56%) XML
2 13 (20.31%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) RESTful
3 10 (15.63%) CSS3
3 10 (15.63%) HTML5
3 10 (15.63%) JSON
3 10 (15.63%) Middleware
3 10 (15.63%) Polymer
3 10 (15.63%) REST
3 10 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
3 10 (15.63%) SOAP
3 10 (15.63%) Spring
3 10 (15.63%) Spring Boot
3 10 (15.63%) Spring MVC
3 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 10 (15.63%) XSL
4 3 (4.69%) JDBC
4 3 (4.69%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (17.19%) Driving Licence
4 5 (7.81%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (7.81%) EPoS
5 3 (4.69%) FMCG
5 3 (4.69%) Life Science
6 2 (3.13%) CCTV
6 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.56%) Animation
7 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Open Source
3 21 (32.81%) Mentoring
3 21 (32.81%) Web Development
4 16 (25.00%) Time Management
5 15 (23.44%) Coaching
6 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
7 13 (20.31%) OO
7 13 (20.31%) OOA/OOD
7 13 (20.31%) SDLC
8 11 (17.19%) ITIL
8 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
8 11 (17.19%) Service Management
8 11 (17.19%) Ticket Management
8 11 (17.19%) Use Case
9 10 (15.63%) MVC
9 10 (15.63%) OOP
9 10 (15.63%) Scrum
9 10 (15.63%) SOA
9 10 (15.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) Python
3 14 (21.88%) SQL
4 12 (18.75%) C#
5 10 (15.63%) Go
5 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.63%) PHP
5 10 (15.63%) Ruby
6 9 (14.06%) VB.NET
7 7 (10.94%) C++
7 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
7 7 (10.94%) VB
7 7 (10.94%) VBA
8 5 (7.81%) R
9 2 (3.13%) C
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Degree
2 24 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (17.19%) MCPD
4 11 (17.19%) MCSD
4 11 (17.19%) MCSE
5 7 (10.94%) PhD
6 2 (3.13%) CISM
6 2 (3.13%) CISSP
6 2 (3.13%) CRISC
6 2 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 10 (15.63%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) Oracle
3 10 (15.63%) Dell
3 10 (15.63%) EqualLogic
4 5 (7.81%) SAP
5 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.13%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.56%) CyberSource
7 1 (1.56%) Sage
7 1 (1.56%) VMware