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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 16651 15226 16461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.32% 13.99% 13.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.80% 51.28% 49.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12938 12007 13903
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
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 £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31535 29694 33047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.27% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24720 23936 28341
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 July 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 July 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
(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 15599 £42,500 - 2067
London +1 7406 £50,000 - 848
South East -2 3446 £40,325 +0.81% 388
City of London +5 1800 £50,000 - 319
East of England 0 1273 £40,000 +6.66% 223
Surrey +2 933 £44,000 +3.52% 101
South West -1 816 £35,000 - 142
North West 0 763 £37,500 +7.14% 148
Berkshire -3 672 £40,000 -5.88% 80
West Midlands 0 649 £37,500 -6.25% 102
Yorkshire -4 617 £35,000 - 89
Hampshire +1 597 £40,000 +6.66% 82
Cambridgeshire +2 566 £38,650 -3.37% 135
Cambridge +2 495 £38,500 -3.75% 123
Scotland -6 495 £38,500 +10.00% 71
East Midlands 0 471 £37,500 +15.38% 89
Manchester -1 466 £37,500 +7.14% 76
West Yorkshire -6 397 £35,000 - 56
Hertfordshire -7 310 £40,000 +6.66% 38
Bristol 0 292 £37,500 +7.14% 37
Buckinghamshire +1 289 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Reading -1 277 £42,000 -1.17% 26
Oxfordshire -2 271 £37,500 -5.06% 27
Leeds -14 267 £35,000 - 38
East Sussex -2 261 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Brighton +1 241 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Birmingham +5 226 £44,082 +0.18% 26
Edinburgh -1 224 £38,000 +8.57% 27
Guildford +9 216 £43,250 -3.88% 8
Milton Keynes +7 187 £40,000 +11.11% 16

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10994 (32.45%) Computer Science
2 9169 (27.07%) Finance
3 8543 (25.22%) SQL
4 7288 (21.51%) Java
5 6830 (20.16%) C#
6 6492 (19.16%) .NET
7 5853 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 5755 (16.99%) JavaScript
9 5686 (16.78%) HTML
10 5462 (16.12%) SQL Server
11 5222 (15.42%) Windows
12 4930 (14.55%) Software Engineering
13 4507 (13.30%) Linux
14 4365 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
15 4311 (12.73%) CSS
16 4181 (12.34%) C++
17 4098 (12.10%) Project Management
18 4060 (11.98%) OO
19 3915 (11.56%) MS Excel
20 3625 (10.70%) Oracle
21 3559 (10.51%) Mathematics
22 3160 (9.33%) ASP.NET
23 2758 (8.14%) XML
24 2708 (7.99%) Marketing
25 2573 (7.60%) UNIX
25 2573 (7.60%) jQuery
26 2571 (7.59%) Scrum
27 2473 (7.30%) Python
28 2387 (7.05%) Web Services
29 2364 (6.98%) QA

Degree
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1171 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 846 (2.50%) IIS
3 835 (2.46%) Apache
4 791 (2.33%) SAS
5 747 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 723 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 616 (1.82%) CMS
8 441 (1.30%) Node.js
9 361 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 314 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 274 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 208 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 192 (0.57%) Drupal
14 188 (0.55%) Lync
15 178 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 177 (0.52%) WordPress
17 144 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 144 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
18 117 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
19 110 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3915 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 1743 (5.15%) MS Office
3 719 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 554 (1.64%) MS Project
5 460 (1.36%) Photoshop
6 409 (1.21%) MS Visio
7 286 (0.84%) SPSS
8 255 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 114 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 81 (0.24%) InDesign
11 72 (0.21%) Simulink
12 57 (0.17%) AutoCAD
13 47 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 45 (0.13%) InfoPath
15 42 (0.12%) Acrobat
16 37 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
17 35 (0.10%) CPLEX
18 33 (0.097%) Fireworks
19 30 (0.089%) FrameMaker
20 27 (0.080%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 263 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 259 (0.76%) Magento
3 232 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 204 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 139 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 99 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 99 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 97 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 96 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 94 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 76 (0.22%) SAP CRM
11 72 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 69 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
13 65 (0.19%) WebTrends
14 62 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 61 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
16 60 (0.18%) SAP SD
17 59 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
18 56 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
19 55 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 669 (1.97%) SaaS
2 217 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 181 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 166 (0.49%) Office 365
6 111 (0.33%) GitHub
7 81 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 51 (0.15%) Force.com
9 50 (0.15%) IaaS
10 49 (0.14%) PaaS
11 38 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 36 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 31 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
14 24 (0.071%) Taleo
15 14 (0.041%) Trello
16 13 (0.038%) Amazon S3
17 12 (0.035%) Basecamp
18 11 (0.032%) Route 53
18 11 (0.032%) Amazon ELB
19 9 (0.027%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1196 (3.53%) Internet
2 998 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 906 (2.67%) Firewall
4 694 (2.05%) LAN
5 624 (1.84%) HTTP
6 589 (1.74%) WAN
7 560 (1.65%) DNS
8 534 (1.58%) SAN
9 470 (1.39%) Wireless
10 458 (1.35%) VPN
11 379 (1.12%) DHCP
12 323 (0.95%) Network Security
13 299 (0.88%) VoIP
14 298 (0.88%) Intranet
15 237 (0.70%) Ethernet
16 206 (0.61%) NAS
17 182 (0.54%) SSL
18 170 (0.50%) VLAN
19 162 (0.48%) LDAP
20 155 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5462 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 1927 (5.69%) MySQL
3 1751 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 974 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 923 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
6 824 (2.43%) Big Data
7 818 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 737 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 665 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 645 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 537 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 507 (1.50%) NoSQL
13 493 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
14 455 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 425 (1.25%) Data Mining
16 405 (1.20%) MongoDB
17 402 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
18 375 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 245 (0.72%) QlikView
20 221 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1298 (3.83%) Visual Studio
2 1197 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 966 (2.85%) Subversion
4 705 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 682 (2.01%) Selenium
6 624 (1.84%) Maven
7 553 (1.63%) JIRA
8 514 (1.52%) Eclipse
9 502 (1.48%) JUnit
10 417 (1.23%) Jenkins
11 357 (1.05%) NUnit
12 304 (0.90%) Ant
13 219 (0.65%) Cucumber
14 207 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
15 173 (0.51%) WebDriver
16 142 (0.42%) Moq
17 130 (0.38%) Jasmine
18 128 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
19 125 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
20 122 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 9169 (27.07%) Finance
2 2708 (7.99%) Marketing
3 2200 (6.49%) Banking
4 1858 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 1653 (4.88%) Retail
6 905 (2.67%) Front Office
7 879 (2.59%) Games
8 806 (2.38%) Electronics
9 781 (2.31%) Advertising
10 734 (2.17%) Investment Banking
11 698 (2.06%) Manufacturing
12 671 (1.98%) Legal
13 465 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 447 (1.32%) Back Office
15 417 (1.23%) Publishing
16 391 (1.15%) Law
17 362 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
18 344 (1.02%) French Language
19 317 (0.94%) German Language
20 257 (0.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11240 (33.18%) Developer
2 5170 (15.26%) Analyst
3 2505 (7.39%) Consultant
4 2305 (6.80%) Graduate
5 2282 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 2074 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 1820 (5.37%) Junior
8 1697 (5.01%) Software Developer
9 1638 (4.84%) .NET Developer
10 1631 (4.81%) C# Developer
11 1499 (4.42%) Senior Developer
12 1479 (4.37%) Business Analyst
13 1317 (3.89%) Architect
14 1275 (3.76%) Project Manager
15 1023 (3.02%) Junior Developer
16 970 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
17 968 (2.86%) Web Developer
18 872 (2.57%) Graduate Developer
19 793 (2.34%) Tester
20 787 (2.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6492 (19.16%) .NET
2 5686 (16.78%) HTML
3 4311 (12.73%) CSS
4 3160 (9.33%) ASP.NET
5 2758 (8.14%) XML
6 2573 (7.60%) jQuery
7 2387 (7.05%) Web Services
8 1848 (5.46%) HTML5
9 1378 (4.07%) Spring
10 1313 (3.88%) .NET Framework
11 1161 (3.43%) WCF
12 1071 (3.16%) CSS3
13 1060 (3.13%) Ajax
14 1043 (3.08%) J2EE
15 977 (2.88%) WPF
16 937 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 818 (2.41%) Hibernate
18 718 (2.12%) XSLT
19 695 (2.05%) SOAP
19 695 (2.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10994 (32.45%) Computer Science
2 3559 (10.51%) Mathematics
3 1558 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 1181 (3.49%) Physics
5 1058 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 947 (2.80%) Open Source
7 923 (2.72%) Statistics
8 784 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 697 (2.06%) Social Media
10 549 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 547 (1.61%) Visualisation
12 524 (1.55%) Derivative
13 481 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 473 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 460 (1.36%) Economics
16 399 (1.18%) Equities
17 328 (0.97%) Digital Media
18 315 (0.93%) Fixed Income
19 300 (0.89%) PMI
20 253 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5222 (15.42%) Windows
2 4507 (13.30%) Linux
3 2573 (7.60%) UNIX
4 1107 (3.27%) Android
5 992 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 879 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 613 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 607 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 413 (1.22%) Solaris
10 327 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 325 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 236 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 207 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 200 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 161 (0.48%) AIX
16 145 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 120 (0.35%) CentOS
18 89 (0.26%) Windows Vista
19 84 (0.25%) Debian
20 82 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4930 (14.55%) Software Engineering
2 4365 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4098 (12.10%) Project Management
4 4060 (11.98%) OO
5 2571 (7.59%) Scrum
6 2343 (6.92%) ITIL
7 2332 (6.88%) MVC
8 2317 (6.84%) TDD
9 2060 (6.08%) Analytics
10 1820 (5.37%) E-Commerce
11 1754 (5.18%) PRINCE2
12 1531 (4.52%) CRM
13 1526 (4.50%) Business Analysis
14 1501 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
15 1456 (4.30%) Web Development
16 1340 (3.96%) OOP
17 1317 (3.89%) Unit Testing
18 1262 (3.73%) Multithreading
19 1134 (3.35%) Risk Management
20 978 (2.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8543 (25.22%) SQL
2 7288 (21.51%) Java
3 6830 (20.16%) C#
4 5755 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 4181 (12.34%) C++
6 2473 (7.30%) Python
7 2283 (6.74%) C
8 1775 (5.24%) PHP
9 1099 (3.24%) Perl
10 1064 (3.14%) T-SQL
11 937 (2.77%) VB.NET
12 783 (2.31%) VB
13 719 (2.12%) Ruby
14 616 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 577 (1.70%) VBA
16 531 (1.57%) PowerShell
17 403 (1.19%) Bash Shell
18 396 (1.17%) Shell Script
19 376 (1.11%) Objective-C
20 362 (1.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1355 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1234 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1005 (2.97%) ISEB
4 743 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 636 (1.88%) PhD
6 566 (1.67%) MCSE
7 564 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 526 (1.55%) PMI Certification
9 498 (1.47%) CISSP
10 450 (1.33%) CCNA
11 391 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 367 (1.08%) MCP
13 363 (1.07%) HND
14 333 (0.98%) MBA
15 318 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
16 314 (0.93%) CISA
17 311 (0.92%) PMP
18 287 (0.85%) CCNP
19 274 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 272 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2364 (6.98%) QA
2 664 (1.96%) SLA
3 461 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 388 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 292 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 113 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 106 (0.31%) COBIT
8 88 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 68 (0.20%) TickIT
10 60 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 48 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 42 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 41 (0.12%) EMIR
14 40 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
15 39 (0.12%) Basel III
16 33 (0.097%) HL7
17 28 (0.083%) ISO 14001
18 22 (0.065%) Solvency II
18 22 (0.065%) IEC 61508
19 20 (0.059%) Basel II
System Software
1 1275 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 883 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 313 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 202 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 147 (0.43%) XenApp
6 146 (0.43%) vSphere
7 95 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 67 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 62 (0.18%) KVM
11 59 (0.17%) XenServer
12 58 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 54 (0.16%) Xen
14 53 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 47 (0.14%) NFS
16 43 (0.13%) Varnish
17 42 (0.12%) vCloud
18 39 (0.12%) Terminal Services
19 32 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (0.094%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 219 (0.65%) Puppet
2 202 (0.60%) SCCM
3 195 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 163 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 128 (0.38%) Nagios
6 98 (0.29%) SCOM
7 72 (0.21%) Backup Exec
8 63 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 60 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 59 (0.17%) WSUS
11 45 (0.13%) OpenView
12 38 (0.11%) Tivoli
13 35 (0.10%) Cacti
14 28 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
14 28 (0.083%) Salt
15 27 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 26 (0.077%) Netcool
16 26 (0.077%) Ansible
17 25 (0.074%) SCVMM
18 23 (0.068%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5853 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 3625 (10.70%) Oracle
3 1278 (3.77%) VMware
4 1254 (3.70%) SAP
5 1232 (3.64%) Cisco
6 682 (2.01%) Google
7 651 (1.92%) HP
8 577 (1.70%) Adobe
9 547 (1.61%) IBM
10 518 (1.53%) Citrix
11 402 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 395 (1.17%) JBoss
13 360 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 324 (0.96%) Business Objects
15 290 (0.86%) EMC
16 263 (0.78%) Zend
17 259 (0.76%) NetApp
18 252 (0.74%) Sybase
19 229 (0.68%) Juniper
20 221 (0.65%) Tableau
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