The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 13 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 15090 16810 15472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.61% 14.16% 14.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.57% 51.99% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11683 13340 12366
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015 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 27 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 14047 £45,000 +2.27% 2125
London -2 6458 £52,500 - 846
South East -1 3034 £42,500 - 415
City of London +2 1387 £52,500 - 237
East of England -5 1183 £42,500 +6.25% 221
Berkshire +3 894 £47,500 +5.55% 102
North West +2 838 £37,500 +7.14% 171
South West -1 792 £35,000 -1.40% 151
Yorkshire +1 634 £35,000 - 95
Surrey -6 631 £47,500 - 81
Manchester +5 570 £37,500 +13.63% 82
West Midlands -5 523 £36,500 -3.94% 96
Cambridgeshire 0 516 £42,500 +6.25% 139
Reading +3 448 £45,000 - 58
Scotland +2 442 £42,500 +6.25% 82
Hampshire -9 442 £40,000 - 74
East Midlands +1 414 £35,000 - 89
Cambridge 0 411 £42,500 +6.25% 121
West Yorkshire +4 395 £40,000 +14.28% 62
Hertfordshire -7 301 £42,500 +6.25% 40
Leeds +6 291 £40,000 +11.11% 36
Buckinghamshire +1 285 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Bristol -5 284 £40,000 +6.66% 52
Oxfordshire +5 271 £37,500 -6.25% 50
Nottinghamshire +5 211 £35,000 -13.95% 26
Edinburgh +6 210 £42,500 +14.86% 28
Nottingham +4 203 £35,000 -14.33% 24
West Sussex 0 193 £40,000 - 29
Essex 0 176 £45,000 +1.12% 20
East Sussex -6 174 £41,000 +9.33% 21

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 8777 (30.33%) Computer Science
2 7829 (27.06%) Finance
3 7178 (24.81%) SQL
4 6922 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
5 5510 (19.04%) Java
6 5433 (18.78%) C#
7 5126 (17.72%) Microsoft
8 5039 (17.41%) .NET
9 5000 (17.28%) JavaScript
10 4665 (16.12%) HTML
11 4617 (15.96%) SQL Server
12 4479 (15.48%) Windows
13 4406 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
14 4405 (15.22%) Software Engineering
15 3792 (13.11%) Project Management
16 3755 (12.98%) CSS
17 3454 (11.94%) MS Excel
18 3425 (11.84%) Linux
19 3010 (10.40%) C++
20 2880 (9.95%) Oracle
21 2779 (9.60%) OO
22 2624 (9.07%) ASP.NET
23 2508 (8.67%) Mathematics
24 2402 (8.30%) ITIL
25 2339 (8.08%) MVC
26 2232 (7.71%) XML
27 2197 (7.59%) Scrum
28 2192 (7.58%) jQuery
29 2188 (7.56%) Marketing
30 2094 (7.24%) TDD

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 995 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 665 (2.30%) Apache
3 651 (2.25%) SAS
4 619 (2.14%) IIS
5 568 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 540 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 449 (1.55%) CMS
8 437 (1.51%) Node.js
9 320 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 270 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 265 (0.92%) JBoss
12 221 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
13 179 (0.62%) WordPress
14 173 (0.60%) Lync
15 158 (0.55%) Drupal
16 149 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
17 135 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
18 113 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
19 95 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
20 86 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3454 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 1592 (5.50%) MS Office
3 613 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 427 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 426 (1.47%) MS Project
6 423 (1.46%) MS Visio
7 300 (1.04%) SPSS
8 184 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 178 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
10 121 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 79 (0.27%) InDesign
12 78 (0.27%) AutoCAD
13 49 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
14 39 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 35 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
16 32 (0.11%) Fireworks
17 28 (0.097%) PowerPivot
18 26 (0.090%) Simulink
19 21 (0.073%) InfoPath
20 20 (0.069%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 319 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 122 (0.42%) Magento
4 84 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 68 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 63 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 63 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 62 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 59 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 56 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 56 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 53 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 51 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 50 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 45 (0.16%) Markit EDM
14 40 (0.14%) SAP SD
15 37 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
15 37 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
16 35 (0.12%) SAP R/3
17 32 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 671 (2.32%) SaaS
2 548 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 321 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 265 (0.92%) Google Analytics
5 264 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 203 (0.70%) Office 365
7 129 (0.45%) GitHub
8 126 (0.44%) PaaS
9 120 (0.41%) IaaS
10 73 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 59 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 49 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
13 42 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
14 32 (0.11%) Force.com
15 26 (0.090%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.069%) Google App Engine
17 16 (0.055%) Google Apps
18 15 (0.052%) Yammer
19 14 (0.048%) Taleo
20 13 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1041 (3.60%) Internet
2 1027 (3.55%) Firewall
3 892 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 593 (2.05%) Wireless
5 571 (1.97%) LAN
6 558 (1.93%) WAN
7 557 (1.93%) DNS
8 510 (1.76%) VPN
9 506 (1.75%) Network Security
10 465 (1.61%) SAN
11 443 (1.53%) HTTP
12 316 (1.09%) VoIP
13 299 (1.03%) DHCP
14 204 (0.71%) MPLS
15 196 (0.68%) SSL
16 195 (0.67%) Ethernet
17 193 (0.67%) Intranet
18 176 (0.61%) BGP
19 149 (0.51%) VLAN
20 135 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4617 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 1397 (4.83%) MySQL
3 1363 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 838 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 742 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 738 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 732 (2.53%) Big Data
8 647 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 548 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 526 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 517 (1.79%) NoSQL
12 437 (1.51%) MongoDB
13 418 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 414 (1.43%) Hadoop
15 376 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 371 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 314 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
18 269 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
19 260 (0.90%) QlikView
20 218 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1178 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 961 (3.32%) Visual Studio
3 731 (2.53%) Subversion
4 606 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 576 (1.99%) Maven
6 551 (1.90%) JIRA
7 502 (1.73%) Selenium
8 442 (1.53%) Eclipse
9 390 (1.35%) Jenkins
10 379 (1.31%) NUnit
11 326 (1.13%) JUnit
12 253 (0.87%) Ant
13 180 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
14 171 (0.59%) Jasmine
15 169 (0.58%) TeamCity
16 150 (0.52%) Moq
17 139 (0.48%) Cucumber
18 128 (0.44%) WebDriver
19 119 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
20 110 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7829 (27.06%) Finance
2 2188 (7.56%) Marketing
3 1961 (6.78%) Banking
4 1824 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 1398 (4.83%) Retail
6 698 (2.41%) Electronics
7 652 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 627 (2.17%) Legal
9 600 (2.07%) Games
10 577 (1.99%) Advertising
11 528 (1.82%) Front Office
12 496 (1.71%) Investment Banking
13 472 (1.63%) Financial Institution
14 361 (1.25%) Law
15 334 (1.15%) Automotive
16 311 (1.07%) Aerospace
17 300 (1.04%) Back Office
18 269 (0.93%) Publishing
19 254 (0.88%) German Language
20 249 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8734 (30.18%) Developer
2 4397 (15.20%) Analyst
3 2008 (6.94%) Consultant
4 1836 (6.35%) Software Engineer
5 1774 (6.13%) Graduate
6 1629 (5.63%) Software Developer
7 1624 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 1601 (5.53%) Junior
9 1396 (4.82%) C# Developer
10 1376 (4.76%) Business Analyst
11 1328 (4.59%) Project Manager
12 1265 (4.37%) .NET Developer
13 1218 (4.21%) Architect
14 1167 (4.03%) Senior Developer
15 988 (3.41%) Junior Developer
16 787 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
17 779 (2.69%) Support Analyst
18 773 (2.67%) Web Developer
19 623 (2.15%) Graduate Developer
20 565 (1.95%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5039 (17.41%) .NET
2 4665 (16.12%) HTML
3 3755 (12.98%) CSS
4 2624 (9.07%) ASP.NET
5 2232 (7.71%) XML
6 2192 (7.58%) jQuery
7 2073 (7.16%) Web Services
8 1670 (5.77%) HTML5
9 1185 (4.10%) Spring
10 1022 (3.53%) .NET Framework
11 1008 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 955 (3.30%) CSS3
13 846 (2.92%) Ajax
14 779 (2.69%) WCF
15 777 (2.69%) J2EE
16 730 (2.52%) AngularJS
17 691 (2.39%) REST
18 669 (2.31%) WPF
19 659 (2.28%) Hibernate
20 643 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8777 (30.33%) Computer Science
2 4406 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2508 (8.67%) Mathematics
4 1691 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 1242 (4.29%) User Experience
6 912 (3.15%) Open Source
7 813 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 789 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 759 (2.62%) Algorithms
9 759 (2.62%) Physics
10 677 (2.34%) Statistics
11 601 (2.08%) Visualisation
12 536 (1.85%) Hedge funds
13 534 (1.85%) Social Media
14 407 (1.41%) Data Structures
15 364 (1.26%) Derivative
16 345 (1.19%) Client/Server
17 308 (1.06%) Economics
18 279 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 215 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4479 (15.48%) Windows
2 3425 (11.84%) Linux
3 1901 (6.57%) UNIX
4 1027 (3.55%) Android
5 855 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 723 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 475 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 406 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 331 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 267 (0.92%) Solaris
11 257 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 250 (0.86%) Windows XP
13 159 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 127 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 112 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 102 (0.35%) CentOS
17 97 (0.34%) AIX
18 74 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
19 73 (0.25%) Windows Phone
20 68 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6922 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 4405 (15.22%) Software Engineering
3 3792 (13.11%) Project Management
4 2779 (9.60%) OO
5 2402 (8.30%) ITIL
6 2339 (8.08%) MVC
7 2197 (7.59%) Scrum
8 2094 (7.24%) TDD
9 1834 (6.34%) Analytics
10 1676 (5.79%) PRINCE2
11 1581 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
12 1410 (4.87%) E-Commerce
13 1377 (4.76%) Mentoring
14 1354 (4.68%) CRM
15 1178 (4.07%) Business Analysis
16 1115 (3.85%) Unit Testing
17 1069 (3.69%) Web Development
18 1057 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 1010 (3.49%) Service Delivery
20 970 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7178 (24.81%) SQL
2 5510 (19.04%) Java
3 5433 (18.78%) C#
4 5000 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 3010 (10.40%) C++
6 1950 (6.74%) Python
7 1744 (6.03%) C
8 1413 (4.88%) PHP
9 950 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 846 (2.92%) Perl
11 653 (2.26%) VB.NET
12 600 (2.07%) Ruby
13 541 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 515 (1.78%) VB
15 486 (1.68%) VBA
16 439 (1.52%) PowerShell
17 365 (1.26%) R
18 343 (1.19%) Shell Script
19 336 (1.16%) Bash Shell
20 318 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 991 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 914 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 738 (2.55%) ISEB
4 734 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 561 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 487 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 477 (1.65%) CISSP
8 463 (1.60%) CCNA
9 462 (1.60%) MCSE
10 432 (1.49%) PhD
11 397 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 384 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 361 (1.25%) PMP
14 352 (1.22%) HND
15 322 (1.11%) CCNP
16 300 (1.04%) MCP
17 297 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 266 (0.92%) CISM
19 231 (0.80%) MBA
20 221 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1827 (6.31%) QA
2 726 (2.51%) SLA
3 374 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 296 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 238 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 91 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 84 (0.29%) COBIT
8 73 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 60 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 44 (0.15%) EMIR
11 36 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 30 (0.10%) MiFID
13 27 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
14 25 (0.086%) Solvency II
14 25 (0.086%) DO-178B
14 25 (0.086%) JSP 440
15 22 (0.076%) JTAG
15 22 (0.076%) IEC 61508
16 21 (0.073%) HL7
16 21 (0.073%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1374 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 853 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 218 (0.75%) vSphere
5 202 (0.70%) Firmware
6 150 (0.52%) XenApp
7 116 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 111 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 105 (0.36%) VMware ESX
10 80 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 57 (0.20%) NFS
12 54 (0.19%) Docker
13 51 (0.18%) KVM
14 47 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 47 (0.16%) Xen
15 43 (0.15%) Terminal Services
16 37 (0.13%) Varnish
17 36 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
18 31 (0.11%) VirtualBox
18 31 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 296 (1.02%) Puppet
2 238 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 211 (0.73%) SCCM
4 195 (0.67%) Nagios
5 116 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 115 (0.40%) SCOM
7 63 (0.22%) Ansible
8 60 (0.21%) Vagrant
9 57 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 53 (0.18%) OpenView
11 50 (0.17%) Salt
12 46 (0.16%) Backup Exec
12 46 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 45 (0.16%) Graphite
14 44 (0.15%) Cacti
15 43 (0.15%) Tivoli
16 38 (0.13%) Control-M
17 36 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
18 32 (0.11%) WSUS
19 29 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5126 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 2880 (9.95%) Oracle
3 1299 (4.49%) VMware
4 1027 (3.55%) Cisco
5 987 (3.41%) SAP
6 702 (2.43%) Google
7 691 (2.39%) Citrix
8 591 (2.04%) HP
9 541 (1.87%) IBM
10 525 (1.81%) Adobe
11 372 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 339 (1.17%) Red Hat
13 305 (1.05%) Business Objects
14 300 (1.04%) Tableau
15 244 (0.84%) Cognos
16 223 (0.77%) EMC
17 204 (0.71%) Juniper
18 195 (0.67%) Informatica
19 178 (0.62%) Facebook
20 172 (0.59%) NetApp
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