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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 14 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 15528 16205 14804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.99% 13.92% 13.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.21% 51.59% 51.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12264 12319 11811
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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
30325 31410 28892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.32% 26.98% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24528 24339 23469
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 14483 £45,000 +5.88% 2069
London +2 6584 £52,500 +5.00% 809
South East +1 3116 £42,500 +6.25% 396
East of England +4 1291 £40,000 - 238
City of London -2 1236 £52,500 +5.00% 204
Berkshire +5 871 £47,500 +18.75% 89
South West 0 811 £37,500 +7.14% 125
North West +2 795 £37,500 -2.59% 158
Surrey -1 674 £42,500 -0.58% 57
Yorkshire +4 668 £40,000 +14.28% 118
West Midlands -1 607 £35,000 -6.66% 91
Hampshire -2 513 £40,000 - 74
East Midlands +3 509 £35,000 -6.66% 76
Cambridgeshire 0 500 £40,000 - 142
Scotland +5 487 £38,000 -1.29% 79
Manchester +2 469 £37,500 - 96
West Yorkshire +5 460 £40,000 +15.10% 78
Cambridge 0 440 £40,000 - 124
Reading +8 412 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Hertfordshire 0 361 £40,000 - 53
Leeds +13 344 £45,000 +30.43% 54
Bristol -2 324 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Oxfordshire +5 305 £40,000 +21.21% 71
Buckinghamshire +1 259 £40,000 - 31
Edinburgh +1 235 £38,750 +0.64% 28
Nottinghamshire -1 222 £35,000 - 25
Nottingham -1 218 £35,000 - 23
Wales +3 213 £35,000 +16.66% 37
Birmingham -1 210 £40,000 -3.61% 33
Essex +1 189 £37,500 -6.25% 22

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9924 (32.83%) Computer Science
2 8499 (28.11%) Finance
3 7742 (25.61%) SQL
4 7708 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6221 (20.58%) Java
6 5349 (17.69%) C#
7 4919 (16.27%) .NET
8 4916 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
9 4846 (16.03%) Microsoft
10 4831 (15.98%) JavaScript
11 4666 (15.43%) SQL Server
12 4578 (15.14%) HTML
13 4450 (14.72%) Windows
14 4446 (14.71%) Software Engineering
15 4068 (13.46%) Project Management
16 3559 (11.77%) CSS
17 3554 (11.76%) Linux
18 3440 (11.38%) Oracle
19 3314 (10.96%) MS Excel
20 3242 (10.72%) C++
21 3007 (9.95%) Mathematics
22 2768 (9.16%) OO
23 2341 (7.74%) SDLC
24 2321 (7.68%) Marketing
25 2307 (7.63%) ASP.NET
26 2286 (7.56%) Scrum
27 2272 (7.51%) Python
28 2221 (7.35%) ITIL
29 2205 (7.29%) Analytics
30 2147 (7.10%) XML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 899 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 700 (2.32%) SAS
3 687 (2.27%) Apache
4 645 (2.13%) IIS
5 581 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 492 (1.63%) Node.js
7 440 (1.46%) MS Exchange
8 431 (1.43%) CMS
9 425 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 394 (1.30%) JBoss
11 374 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 158 (0.52%) WordPress
13 152 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 147 (0.49%) Apache Spark
15 146 (0.48%) nginx
16 126 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 121 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 114 (0.38%) Drupal
19 108 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
20 107 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 3314 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 1563 (5.17%) MS Office
3 655 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 391 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 368 (1.22%) MS Project
6 362 (1.20%) Photoshop
7 349 (1.15%) SPSS
8 188 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
9 162 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
10 142 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 68 (0.22%) AutoCAD
12 59 (0.20%) InDesign
13 56 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
14 55 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
15 48 (0.16%) Fireworks
16 40 (0.13%) PowerPivot
17 33 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
18 24 (0.079%) InfoPath
18 24 (0.079%) Simulink
18 24 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 253 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 210 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 119 (0.39%) Magento
4 103 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 94 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 71 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 70 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 65 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 57 (0.19%) WebTrends
10 56 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
11 55 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 54 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
13 51 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
14 50 (0.17%) Unica
15 49 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 43 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
17 39 (0.13%) HFM
17 39 (0.13%) thinkFolio
18 38 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
19 36 (0.12%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 777 (2.57%) SaaS
2 645 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 381 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 248 (0.82%) Google Analytics
5 204 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 203 (0.67%) Office 365
7 138 (0.46%) IaaS
8 136 (0.45%) GitHub
9 122 (0.40%) PaaS
10 107 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 74 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 49 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 45 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
14 38 (0.13%) Force.com
15 33 (0.11%) Heroku
16 31 (0.10%) Google App Engine
17 27 (0.089%) Taleo
18 25 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
19 24 (0.079%) Sumo Logic
20 21 (0.069%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1006 (3.33%) Internet
2 922 (3.05%) Firewall
3 837 (2.77%) TCP/IP
4 602 (1.99%) DNS
5 540 (1.79%) LAN
6 499 (1.65%) WAN
7 484 (1.60%) Network Security
8 472 (1.56%) Wireless
9 449 (1.49%) HTTP
10 400 (1.32%) SAN
11 379 (1.25%) VPN
12 335 (1.11%) DHCP
13 329 (1.09%) VoIP
14 188 (0.62%) Ethernet
15 185 (0.61%) Intranet
16 182 (0.60%) SSL
17 169 (0.56%) MPLS
18 167 (0.55%) BGP
19 151 (0.50%) OSPF
20 141 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4666 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 1493 (4.94%) MySQL
3 1489 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 919 (3.04%) Big Data
5 870 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 774 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 736 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 727 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 692 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 617 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 585 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 503 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 478 (1.58%) Hadoop
14 433 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 362 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
16 347 (1.15%) Data Mining
17 344 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
18 329 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
19 257 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
20 250 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1295 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 965 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 754 (2.49%) JIRA
4 736 (2.43%) Subversion
5 672 (2.22%) Maven
6 666 (2.20%) Selenium
7 633 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 591 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 383 (1.27%) Eclipse
10 339 (1.12%) JUnit
11 304 (1.01%) NUnit
12 282 (0.93%) Ant
13 246 (0.81%) TeamCity
14 195 (0.64%) Cucumber
15 151 (0.50%) WebDriver
16 138 (0.46%) Hudson
17 130 (0.43%) Moq
18 123 (0.41%) Grunt
19 111 (0.37%) Gradle
20 106 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8499 (28.11%) Finance
2 2321 (7.68%) Marketing
3 2120 (7.01%) Banking
4 1692 (5.60%) Retail
4 1692 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 728 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 721 (2.38%) Games
7 660 (2.18%) Legal
8 645 (2.13%) Front Office
9 638 (2.11%) Electronics
10 544 (1.80%) Investment Banking
11 525 (1.74%) Law
12 478 (1.58%) Advertising
13 408 (1.35%) Back Office
14 407 (1.35%) Financial Institution
15 345 (1.14%) Automotive
16 284 (0.94%) Publishing
17 254 (0.84%) Aerospace
18 251 (0.83%) German Language
19 233 (0.77%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9157 (30.29%) Developer
2 4962 (16.41%) Analyst
3 2072 (6.85%) Consultant
4 2039 (6.74%) Graduate
5 1878 (6.21%) Software Engineer
6 1828 (6.05%) Java Developer
7 1783 (5.90%) Junior
8 1548 (5.12%) Business Analyst
9 1444 (4.78%) Software Developer
10 1353 (4.48%) Architect
11 1306 (4.32%) Project Manager
12 1301 (4.30%) C# Developer
13 1271 (4.20%) Senior Developer
14 1163 (3.85%) .NET Developer
15 1039 (3.44%) Junior Developer
16 810 (2.68%) Support Analyst
17 794 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
18 723 (2.39%) Web Developer
19 699 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
20 585 (1.93%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4919 (16.27%) .NET
2 4578 (15.14%) HTML
3 3559 (11.77%) CSS
4 2307 (7.63%) ASP.NET
5 2147 (7.10%) XML
6 2054 (6.79%) jQuery
7 2046 (6.77%) Web Services
8 1523 (5.04%) HTML5
9 1351 (4.47%) Spring
10 953 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 916 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 911 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 825 (2.73%) CSS3
14 807 (2.67%) J2EE
15 758 (2.51%) Ajax
16 753 (2.49%) Hibernate
17 748 (2.47%) REST
18 731 (2.42%) WCF
19 671 (2.22%) SOAP
20 650 (2.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9924 (32.83%) Computer Science
2 4916 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3007 (9.95%) Mathematics
4 1760 (5.82%) Management Information System
5 1318 (4.36%) User Experience
6 997 (3.30%) Physics
7 880 (2.91%) Algorithms
8 845 (2.79%) Data Centre
9 792 (2.62%) Mobile App
10 755 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
11 753 (2.49%) Statistics
12 668 (2.21%) Hedge funds
13 638 (2.11%) Visualisation
14 568 (1.88%) Data Structures
15 491 (1.62%) Social Media
16 410 (1.36%) Derivative
17 360 (1.19%) Client/Server
18 344 (1.14%) Economics
19 336 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 323 (1.07%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4450 (14.72%) Windows
2 3554 (11.76%) Linux
3 1853 (6.13%) UNIX
4 1087 (3.60%) Android
5 1013 (3.35%) Apple iOS
6 636 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 417 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 386 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 281 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 273 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 231 (0.76%) Solaris
12 187 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 178 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 164 (0.54%) CentOS
15 129 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 116 (0.38%) AIX
17 110 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 92 (0.30%) Windows Phone
19 74 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
20 73 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7708 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4446 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 4068 (13.46%) Project Management
4 2768 (9.16%) OO
5 2341 (7.74%) SDLC
6 2286 (7.56%) Scrum
7 2221 (7.35%) ITIL
8 2205 (7.29%) Analytics
9 2145 (7.09%) TDD
10 2035 (6.73%) MVC
11 1725 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
12 1626 (5.38%) PRINCE2
13 1513 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 1359 (4.50%) E-Commerce
15 1333 (4.41%) Business Analysis
16 1327 (4.39%) CRM
17 1169 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 1155 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
19 1084 (3.59%) Unit Testing
20 1049 (3.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7742 (25.61%) SQL
2 6221 (20.58%) Java
3 5349 (17.69%) C#
4 4831 (15.98%) JavaScript
5 3242 (10.72%) C++
6 2272 (7.51%) Python
7 1749 (5.79%) C
8 1403 (4.64%) PHP
9 974 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 949 (3.14%) Perl
11 678 (2.24%) Ruby
12 661 (2.19%) VB.NET
13 585 (1.93%) PL/SQL
14 532 (1.76%) VBA
15 510 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 504 (1.67%) VB
17 490 (1.62%) R
18 467 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 418 (1.38%) Bash Shell
20 411 (1.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1060 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 862 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 756 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 717 (2.37%) ISEB
5 623 (2.06%) SC Cleared
6 617 (2.04%) CISSP
7 507 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 458 (1.51%) CCNA
9 412 (1.36%) PhD
10 409 (1.35%) MCSE
11 386 (1.28%) HND
12 383 (1.27%) ISTQB
13 359 (1.19%) PMP
14 350 (1.16%) CCNP
15 333 (1.10%) CISM
16 330 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
17 254 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 243 (0.80%) DV Cleared
19 229 (0.76%) MCP
20 221 (0.73%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1959 (6.48%) QA
2 579 (1.92%) SLA
3 429 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 246 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 166 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 160 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 130 (0.43%) COBIT
8 107 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 45 (0.15%) EMIR
10 34 (0.11%) MiFID
11 30 (0.099%) ISO 14001
11 30 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
12 28 (0.093%) ISO 9000
13 24 (0.079%) TickIT
13 24 (0.079%) CRD IV
14 22 (0.073%) WCAG
14 22 (0.073%) HL7
14 22 (0.073%) HIPAA
15 16 (0.053%) SNOMED CT
16 15 (0.050%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1079 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 824 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 194 (0.64%) Firmware
5 136 (0.45%) vSphere
6 131 (0.43%) Docker
7 121 (0.40%) XenApp
8 104 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 81 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 77 (0.25%) Xen
11 75 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 72 (0.24%) KVM
13 64 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 57 (0.19%) Varnish
15 51 (0.17%) VirtualBox
16 43 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
17 41 (0.14%) NFS
17 41 (0.14%) HDFS
18 33 (0.11%) Squid
19 32 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 429 (1.42%) Puppet
2 250 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 192 (0.64%) SCCM
4 171 (0.57%) Nagios
5 120 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 106 (0.35%) Ansible
7 98 (0.32%) SCOM
8 81 (0.27%) ZABBIX
8 81 (0.27%) Vagrant
9 73 (0.24%) Graphite
10 55 (0.18%) Cacti
11 48 (0.16%) Backup Exec
12 47 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 46 (0.15%) WSUS
14 41 (0.14%) OpenView
15 40 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
16 36 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 36 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
16 36 (0.12%) Salt
17 35 (0.12%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4846 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 3440 (11.38%) Oracle
3 1222 (4.04%) VMware
4 1059 (3.50%) Cisco
5 992 (3.28%) SAP
6 745 (2.46%) Google
7 609 (2.01%) IBM
8 586 (1.94%) Citrix
9 536 (1.77%) HP
10 471 (1.56%) Adobe
11 378 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 372 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 352 (1.16%) Tableau
14 273 (0.90%) Juniper
15 224 (0.74%) Informatica
16 207 (0.68%) Apple
17 205 (0.68%) Sybase
18 194 (0.64%) Cognos
19 183 (0.61%) Splunk
20 174 (0.58%) EMC
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
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