Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 309 265
Rank change year-on-year +73 -44 +39
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 103 42 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.38% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 1.80% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 62
City of London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -21.05% +52.00%
10th Percentile £48,200 £54,500 £46,375
90th Percentile £113,375 £95,000 £137,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22% +44.00%

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 City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,783 2,334 2,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.68% 21.07% 22.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 2,039 1,981
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,400 £29,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the City of London

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the City of London

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT jobs citing Master's Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 103 (100.00%) Degree
2 70 (67.96%) Computer Science
3 51 (49.51%) Java
4 44 (42.72%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (38.83%) Mathematics
6 39 (37.86%) Python
7 37 (35.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (32.04%) SQL
9 31 (30.10%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (28.16%) Data Structures
10 29 (28.16%) Machine Learning
11 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (26.21%) Finance
12 27 (26.21%) PhD
13 25 (24.27%) Google
13 25 (24.27%) Big Data
13 25 (24.27%) Algorithms
14 23 (22.33%) AWS
14 23 (22.33%) Statistics
14 23 (22.33%) Linux
14 23 (22.33%) C++
14 23 (22.33%) Data Science
15 22 (21.36%) Scala
16 21 (20.39%) Physics
16 21 (20.39%) Apache Spark
16 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
16 21 (20.39%) OO
17 20 (19.42%) Docker
17 20 (19.42%) Analytics
18 19 (18.45%) DevOps

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 21 (20.39%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.91%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.97%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.33%) AWS
2 17 (16.50%) Azure
3 8 (7.77%) GCP
4 2 (1.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.97%) GitHub
5 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.27%) Big Data
2 19 (18.45%) Hadoop
3 14 (13.59%) Oracle Database
4 13 (12.62%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (12.62%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.91%) Looker
6 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.94%) Flink
6 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.97%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.97%) OLTP
7 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.97%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) JIRA
2 3 (2.91%) JUnit
3 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.97%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.97%) ERwin
4 1 (0.97%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 27 (26.21%) Finance
2 14 (13.59%) Advertising
3 9 (8.74%) Law
4 7 (6.80%) Banking
5 6 (5.83%) Legal
6 5 (4.85%) Financial Institution
6 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Automotive
8 1 (0.97%) Back Office
8 1 (0.97%) French Language
8 1 (0.97%) Front Office
8 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (29.13%) Developer
2 18 (17.48%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Data Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Consultant
5 11 (10.68%) Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Senior Data Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Senior Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Python Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Qualitative Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Quantitative Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Data Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Data Protection Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Data Scientist
10 4 (3.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) Keras
1 17 (16.50%) scikit-learn
2 16 (15.53%) GraphQL
2 16 (15.53%) Pandas
2 16 (15.53%) TensorFlow
3 13 (12.62%) Kafka
3 13 (12.62%) Node.js
3 13 (12.62%) Spring
3 13 (12.62%) Spring Boot
4 5 (4.85%) REST
5 3 (2.91%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (2.91%) pytest
5 3 (2.91%) XML
6 2 (1.94%) Apache Beam
7 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.97%) jQuery
7 1 (0.97%) LDAP
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.97%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.97%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (42.72%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (28.16%) Data Structures
3 25 (24.27%) Algorithms
4 18 (17.48%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (14.56%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (12.62%) Fixed Income
7 11 (10.68%) Equities
8 7 (6.80%) Credit Risk
8 7 (6.80%) Exotic Derivative
8 7 (6.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (6.80%) Market Risk
9 5 (4.85%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (3.88%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (3.88%) Bitcoin
10 4 (3.88%) Fedwire
10 4 (3.88%) SWIFT
11 3 (2.91%) Blog
11 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
11 3 (2.91%) Social Media
12 2 (1.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Linux
2 18 (17.48%) Unix
3 14 (13.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) AIX
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (67.96%) Computer Science
2 40 (38.83%) Mathematics
3 31 (30.10%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (28.16%) Machine Learning
5 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (22.33%) Data Science
6 23 (22.33%) Statistics
7 21 (20.39%) OO
7 21 (20.39%) Physics
8 20 (19.42%) Analytics
9 19 (18.45%) DevOps
10 18 (17.48%) Deep Learning
11 17 (16.50%) Data Analytics
12 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (15.53%) Operations Research
12 16 (15.53%) Parallel Computing
12 16 (15.53%) Storage Management
13 14 (13.59%) SDLC
13 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
14 13 (12.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (49.51%) Java
2 39 (37.86%) Python
3 33 (32.04%) SQL
4 23 (22.33%) C++
5 22 (21.36%) Scala
6 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
7 16 (15.53%) TypeScript
8 15 (14.56%) Java 8
9 8 (7.77%) R
10 7 (6.80%) C#
10 7 (6.80%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.91%) VBA
12 2 (1.94%) Haskell
12 2 (1.94%) Ruby
13 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.97%) Clojure
13 1 (0.97%) COBOL
13 1 (0.97%) Elixir
13 1 (0.97%) F#
13 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Degree
2 37 (35.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (26.21%) PhD
4 4 (3.88%) CISSP
5 2 (1.94%) CISA
5 2 (1.94%) CISM
5 2 (1.94%) CRISC
6 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) GDPR
2 7 (6.80%) Dodd-Frank
2 7 (6.80%) EMIR
2 7 (6.80%) MiFID
3 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.91%) SLA
4 2 (1.94%) COBIT
4 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.94%) NIST
4 2 (1.94%) QA
4 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (19.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) Kubernetes
1 18 (17.48%) Terraform
2 16 (15.53%) Consul
3 1 (0.97%) Ansible
3 1 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (24.27%) Google
2 18 (17.48%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) Tableau
4 3 (2.91%) Databricks
4 3 (2.91%) Tumblr
4 3 (2.91%) Twitter
5 1 (0.97%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Teradata
5 1 (0.97%) VMware