The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 13 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 17265 15693 17520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.15% 13.98% 14.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.13% 50.17% 50.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13705 12557 14676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33121 31278 34707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.86% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 26463 25191 29454
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Degree within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Degree
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree within the UK.

Degree Salary Trend in the UK

Degree
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Degree over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 within the UK.

Degree Salary Histogram in the UK

Degree
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -2 16205 £43,500 +8.75% 1231
London +5 7626 £52,500 +5.00% 488
South East -2 3620 £42,500 +6.25% 226
City of London -2 1698 £52,500 +10.52% 148
East of England 0 1545 £40,000 +6.66% 128
Surrey 0 912 £47,500 +18.75% 48
South West -1 852 £35,000 - 94
Berkshire +1 804 £45,000 +8.43% 49
North West 0 781 £35,000 +6.87% 85
Cambridgeshire +2 688 £40,000 +5.26% 65
Yorkshire -4 631 £35,000 - 49
West Midlands +2 619 £38,000 +8.57% 72
Hampshire +2 588 £40,000 +6.66% 45
Cambridge 0 583 £40,000 - 60
Scotland -8 483 £40,000 +14.28% 51
East Midlands +2 461 £35,000 +7.69% 61
Manchester -5 446 £34,000 +4.61% 48
Hertfordshire +3 396 £40,000 +6.66% 34
West Yorkshire -7 378 £35,000 - 25
Bristol +4 377 £37,500 +13.63% 36
Reading +8 356 £45,000 +18.42% 23
Oxfordshire -5 299 £40,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire 0 272 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Leeds -10 271 £36,000 - 12
Edinburgh -5 214 £37,000 +13.84% 26
East Sussex +5 203 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Birmingham +7 199 £45,000 - 17
Brighton +8 183 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Sussex 0 177 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Kent 0 176 £42,500 +6.25% 10

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 10280 (32.31%) Computer Science
2 8545 (26.86%) Finance
3 8261 (25.97%) SQL
4 6968 (21.90%) Java
5 6479 (20.37%) C#
6 6242 (19.62%) .NET
7 5430 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 5287 (16.62%) HTML
9 5236 (16.46%) SQL Server
10 5055 (15.89%) JavaScript
11 4983 (15.66%) Windows
12 4453 (14.00%) Software Engineering
13 4387 (13.79%) Linux
14 4060 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
15 3986 (12.53%) C++
16 3889 (12.22%) CSS
17 3794 (11.93%) Project Management
18 3792 (11.92%) OO
19 3524 (11.08%) Oracle
20 3498 (11.00%) MS Excel
21 3342 (10.51%) Mathematics
22 3010 (9.46%) ASP.NET
23 2597 (8.16%) XML
24 2589 (8.14%) Marketing
25 2530 (7.95%) UNIX
26 2434 (7.65%) Scrum
27 2322 (7.30%) Web Services
28 2286 (7.19%) Python
28 2286 (7.19%) jQuery
29 2265 (7.12%) MVC

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1078 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 862 (2.71%) Apache
3 840 (2.64%) IIS
4 679 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 657 (2.07%) SAS
6 613 (1.93%) MS Exchange
7 592 (1.86%) CMS
8 375 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 340 (1.07%) Node.js
10 323 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 226 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 224 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 184 (0.58%) Drupal
14 141 (0.44%) WordPress
15 139 (0.44%) Lync
16 138 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 132 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
18 120 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
19 104 (0.33%) nginx
20 91 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3498 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 1627 (5.11%) MS Office
3 624 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 505 (1.59%) MS Project
5 444 (1.40%) Photoshop
6 419 (1.32%) MS Visio
7 275 (0.86%) SPSS
8 226 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
9 82 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 76 (0.24%) Simulink
11 59 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
12 53 (0.17%) Fireworks
13 49 (0.15%) InDesign
14 47 (0.15%) Acrobat
15 44 (0.14%) AutoCAD
16 37 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
17 31 (0.097%) InfoPath
18 25 (0.079%) Stata
19 21 (0.066%) PowerPivot
20 19 (0.060%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 287 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 226 (0.71%) Magento
3 218 (0.69%) Google Analytics
4 171 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 111 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 101 (0.32%) SAP BPC
7 88 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 87 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 83 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 82 (0.26%) SAP CRM
10 82 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 81 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
12 73 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
13 71 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
14 66 (0.21%) WebTrends
15 65 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
16 58 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
17 57 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
18 53 (0.17%) SAP ERP
18 53 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 581 (1.83%) SaaS
2 181 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 181 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (0.30%) GitHub
5 96 (0.30%) Office 365
6 65 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (0.14%) Force.com
8 44 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 42 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 40 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 33 (0.10%) IaaS
12 22 (0.069%) PaaS
13 16 (0.050%) Basecamp
14 14 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.041%) Route 53
15 13 (0.041%) Taleo
16 10 (0.031%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.031%) Trello
17 8 (0.025%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1029 (3.23%) Internet
2 1022 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 890 (2.80%) Firewall
4 602 (1.89%) LAN
5 551 (1.73%) DNS
6 531 (1.67%) WAN
7 522 (1.64%) HTTP
8 516 (1.62%) VPN
9 462 (1.45%) SAN
10 444 (1.40%) Wireless
11 362 (1.14%) DHCP
12 291 (0.91%) VoIP
13 262 (0.82%) Network Security
14 208 (0.65%) Ethernet
14 208 (0.65%) Intranet
15 191 (0.60%) NAS
16 172 (0.54%) LDAP
17 168 (0.53%) SSL
18 157 (0.49%) VLAN
19 155 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5236 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 1827 (5.74%) MySQL
3 1667 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 1080 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 944 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
6 827 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 769 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 728 (2.29%) Big Data
9 671 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 654 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 598 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 484 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 482 (1.52%) NoSQL
14 452 (1.42%) Hadoop
15 426 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 363 (1.14%) Data Mining
17 324 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
18 321 (1.01%) MongoDB
19 239 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
20 226 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1303 (4.10%) Visual Studio
2 968 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 915 (2.88%) Subversion
4 618 (1.94%) Selenium
5 600 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 576 (1.81%) Maven
6 576 (1.81%) Eclipse
7 514 (1.62%) JUnit
8 429 (1.35%) JIRA
9 309 (0.97%) NUnit
10 307 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 290 (0.91%) Ant
12 172 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 159 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 153 (0.48%) WebDriver
15 145 (0.46%) Moq
16 134 (0.42%) Xcode
17 122 (0.38%) TeamCity
18 120 (0.38%) Mercurial
19 117 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8545 (26.86%) Finance
2 2589 (8.14%) Marketing
3 2192 (6.89%) Banking
4 1753 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 1593 (5.01%) Retail
6 909 (2.86%) Games
7 855 (2.69%) Front Office
8 723 (2.27%) Electronics
9 686 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 672 (2.11%) Investment Banking
11 668 (2.10%) Advertising
12 665 (2.09%) Legal
13 462 (1.45%) Financial Institution
14 405 (1.27%) Back Office
15 368 (1.16%) Publishing
16 353 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
17 334 (1.05%) Law
18 308 (0.97%) French Language
19 296 (0.93%) German Language
20 256 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10697 (33.63%) Developer
2 4970 (15.62%) Analyst
3 2393 (7.52%) Consultant
4 2164 (6.80%) Java Developer
5 2050 (6.44%) Software Engineer
6 1927 (6.06%) Graduate
7 1715 (5.39%) Software Developer
8 1598 (5.02%) C# Developer
9 1590 (5.00%) Junior
10 1582 (4.97%) Business Analyst
11 1533 (4.82%) Senior Developer
12 1494 (4.70%) .NET Developer
13 1281 (4.03%) Architect
14 1215 (3.82%) Project Manager
15 1015 (3.19%) Web Developer
16 951 (2.99%) Junior Developer
17 917 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
18 881 (2.77%) Programmer
19 779 (2.45%) Support Analyst
20 769 (2.42%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6242 (19.62%) .NET
2 5287 (16.62%) HTML
3 3889 (12.22%) CSS
4 3010 (9.46%) ASP.NET
5 2597 (8.16%) XML
6 2322 (7.30%) Web Services
7 2286 (7.19%) jQuery
8 1743 (5.48%) HTML5
9 1436 (4.51%) .NET Framework
10 1272 (4.00%) Spring
11 1159 (3.64%) WCF
12 1131 (3.56%) Ajax
13 1130 (3.55%) J2EE
14 991 (3.12%) WPF
15 934 (2.94%) CSS3
16 862 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 824 (2.59%) Hibernate
18 754 (2.37%) XSLT
19 669 (2.10%) SOAP
20 596 (1.87%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10280 (32.31%) Computer Science
2 3342 (10.51%) Mathematics
3 1426 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 1174 (3.69%) Physics
5 996 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 895 (2.81%) Statistics
7 856 (2.69%) Open Source
8 831 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 599 (1.88%) Derivative
10 585 (1.84%) Social Media
11 556 (1.75%) Hedge funds
12 491 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 438 (1.38%) Visualisation
14 403 (1.27%) Economics
15 385 (1.21%) Equities
16 363 (1.14%) Client/Server
17 346 (1.09%) Fixed Income
18 297 (0.93%) Digital Media
19 261 (0.82%) PMI
20 244 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4983 (15.66%) Windows
2 4387 (13.79%) Linux
3 2530 (7.95%) UNIX
4 1070 (3.36%) Android
5 1031 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 1001 (3.15%) Apple iOS
7 616 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 603 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 460 (1.45%) Solaris
10 345 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 326 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 251 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 224 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 224 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 194 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 186 (0.58%) AIX
16 155 (0.49%) CentOS
17 107 (0.34%) Windows Phone
18 94 (0.30%) Windows Vista
19 72 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4453 (14.00%) Software Engineering
2 4060 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
3 3794 (11.93%) Project Management
4 3792 (11.92%) OO
5 2434 (7.65%) Scrum
6 2265 (7.12%) MVC
7 2147 (6.75%) ITIL
8 2093 (6.58%) TDD
9 1927 (6.06%) Analytics
10 1861 (5.85%) E-Commerce
11 1562 (4.91%) PRINCE2
12 1550 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
13 1477 (4.64%) Business Analysis
14 1422 (4.47%) CRM
15 1325 (4.17%) Unit Testing
16 1322 (4.16%) Web Development
17 1245 (3.91%) OOP
18 1177 (3.70%) Multithreading
19 1052 (3.31%) UML
20 1032 (3.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8261 (25.97%) SQL
2 6968 (21.90%) Java
3 6479 (20.37%) C#
4 5055 (15.89%) JavaScript
5 3986 (12.53%) C++
6 2286 (7.19%) Python
7 2083 (6.55%) C
8 1789 (5.62%) PHP
9 1244 (3.91%) Perl
10 1146 (3.60%) T-SQL
11 873 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 740 (2.33%) VB
13 667 (2.10%) Ruby
14 629 (1.98%) PL/SQL
15 497 (1.56%) VBA
16 464 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 422 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 404 (1.27%) Objective-C
19 393 (1.24%) Bash Shell
20 372 (1.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1314 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 977 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 942 (2.96%) ISEB
4 669 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 518 (1.63%) PhD
6 472 (1.48%) PMI Certification
7 468 (1.47%) MCSE
8 436 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 408 (1.28%) CCNA
10 395 (1.24%) HND
11 394 (1.24%) MCP
12 383 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 380 (1.19%) CISSP
14 361 (1.13%) ISTQB
15 308 (0.97%) MBA
16 299 (0.94%) PMP
17 296 (0.93%) CISA
18 294 (0.92%) CCNP
19 274 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 234 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2216 (6.97%) QA
2 565 (1.78%) SLA
3 365 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 346 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 199 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 105 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 82 (0.26%) COBIT
8 69 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 62 (0.19%) TickIT
10 45 (0.14%) HL7
11 36 (0.11%) EMIR
12 32 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
13 31 (0.097%) JSP 440
13 31 (0.097%) ISO 9000
14 24 (0.075%) DICOM
15 23 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 22 (0.069%) BS25999
17 20 (0.063%) BS7799
17 20 (0.063%) COSO
18 19 (0.060%) P3O
System Software
1 1118 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 844 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 313 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 161 (0.51%) vSphere
5 150 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 144 (0.45%) XenApp
7 83 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (0.22%) NFS
9 70 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 66 (0.21%) KVM
11 65 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
12 59 (0.19%) Xen
13 55 (0.17%) XenServer
14 46 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 46 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 36 (0.11%) Varnish
16 33 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
18 24 (0.075%) Terminal Services
18 24 (0.075%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 221 (0.69%) Puppet
2 195 (0.61%) SCCM
3 191 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 157 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (0.38%) Nagios
6 87 (0.27%) SCOM
7 79 (0.25%) WSUS
8 65 (0.20%) Legato
9 61 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 55 (0.17%) Backup Exec
10 55 (0.17%) ARCserve
11 50 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 41 (0.13%) Plesk
13 36 (0.11%) Tivoli
14 35 (0.11%) Cacti
15 32 (0.10%) OpenView
16 29 (0.091%) MOM
17 26 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
18 24 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 23 (0.072%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5430 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 3524 (11.08%) Oracle
3 1362 (4.28%) SAP
4 1205 (3.79%) VMware
5 1084 (3.41%) Cisco
6 692 (2.18%) Google
7 607 (1.91%) HP
8 523 (1.64%) IBM
9 478 (1.50%) Adobe
10 469 (1.47%) Citrix
11 403 (1.27%) JBoss
12 353 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 335 (1.05%) Business Objects
14 302 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 283 (0.89%) NetApp
16 277 (0.87%) Sybase
17 271 (0.85%) Zend
18 232 (0.73%) Juniper
19 228 (0.72%) EMC
20 189 (0.59%) Facebook
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