Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 199 266
Rank change year-on-year +20 +67 +18
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 53 78 62
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 1.05% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 5.54% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 50 63 52
10th Percentile £46,125 £45,250 £50,000
25th Percentile £51,563 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £70,000 £70,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.71% -4.41%
75th Percentile £93,125 £86,250 £79,688
90th Percentile £103,000 £120,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +13.79% +3.57% +3.70%

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 888 1,408 2,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.94% 19.00% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 767 1,245 1,790
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £61,125
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.25% +1.88%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 53 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (54.72%) Python
2 29 (54.72%) Finance
3 28 (52.83%) C#
4 24 (45.28%) Computer Science
5 21 (39.62%) Social Skills
6 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
7 19 (35.85%) Validation
8 18 (33.96%) PhD
9 17 (32.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (30.19%) Machine Learning
10 16 (30.19%) Java
11 15 (28.30%) Oracle
12 14 (26.42%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (26.42%) Azure
12 14 (26.42%) AWS
12 14 (26.42%) Microservices
13 13 (24.53%) GCP
13 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
13 13 (24.53%) C++
13 13 (24.53%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (24.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (22.64%) Advertising
14 12 (22.64%) Data Science
15 11 (20.75%) Node.js
15 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
15 11 (20.75%) Software Engineering
16 10 (18.87%) QA
16 10 (18.87%) Mathematics
16 10 (18.87%) Enterprise Architecture

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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (16.98%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) AWS
1 14 (26.42%) Azure
2 13 (24.53%) GCP
3 10 (18.87%) Serverless
4 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.89%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
2 13 (24.53%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
4 10 (18.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (18.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (7.55%) Data Mining
5 4 (7.55%) Text Mining
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (5.66%) Big Data
6 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.66%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.66%) MySQL
6 3 (5.66%) OLTP
6 3 (5.66%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
7 1 (1.89%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
1 10 (18.87%) SonarQube
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 3 (5.66%) ER Studio
3 3 (5.66%) ERwin
3 3 (5.66%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (5.66%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) Toad
3 3 (5.66%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 21 (39.62%) Social Skills
3 12 (22.64%) Advertising
4 10 (18.87%) Influencing Skills
4 10 (18.87%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.43%) Games
6 5 (9.43%) Retail
7 3 (5.66%) Legal
8 2 (3.77%) Marketing
9 1 (1.89%) Arabic Language
9 1 (1.89%) Bulgarian Language
9 1 (1.89%) Czech Language
9 1 (1.89%) French Language
9 1 (1.89%) German Language
9 1 (1.89%) Hungarian Language
9 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.89%) Japanese Language
9 1 (1.89%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) Technical Leader
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Data Scientist
3 9 (16.98%) Quantitative Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Qualitative Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Quantitative Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# Quant Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Quantitative Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Transformation
8 3 (5.66%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Node.js
2 10 (18.87%) OAuth
2 10 (18.87%) OAuth2
2 10 (18.87%) OpenID
3 9 (16.98%) .NET
3 9 (16.98%) React
4 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
4 8 (15.09%) REST
5 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
5 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (9.43%) Keras
6 5 (9.43%) PyTorch
6 5 (9.43%) TensorFlow
7 2 (3.77%) Spring
7 2 (3.77%) WinForms
7 2 (3.77%) WPF
8 1 (1.89%) Apache Wicket
8 1 (1.89%) GWT
8 1 (1.89%) Spring Security
8 1 (1.89%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (16.98%) Equities
2 9 (16.98%) Exotic Derivative
2 9 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (16.98%) Market Risk
3 8 (15.09%) Hedge funds
4 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
5 4 (7.55%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.77%) Industry 4.0
6 2 (3.77%) PMI
6 2 (3.77%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (3.77%) Robotics
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.89%) FMCG
7 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Computer Science
2 19 (35.85%) Validation
3 16 (30.19%) Machine Learning
4 14 (26.42%) Artificial Intelligence
4 14 (26.42%) Microservices
5 12 (22.64%) Data Science
6 11 (20.75%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.87%) Benchmarking
7 10 (18.87%) Code Coverage
7 10 (18.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (18.87%) Identity Management
7 10 (18.87%) Matrix Organization
7 10 (18.87%) Process Management
7 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
7 10 (18.87%) Statistics
7 10 (18.87%) Strategic Roadmap
7 10 (18.87%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (18.87%) Technical Leadership
7 10 (18.87%) Threat Modelling
7 10 (18.87%) UML
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Python
2 28 (52.83%) C#
3 16 (30.19%) Java
4 13 (24.53%) C++
5 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
6 8 (15.09%) SQL
7 5 (9.43%) R
8 4 (7.55%) Go
8 4 (7.55%) Julia
9 1 (1.89%) Java 8
9 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (33.96%) PhD
3 17 (32.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MBA
5 1 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) GDPR
1 10 (18.87%) QA
2 9 (16.98%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (16.98%) EMIR
2 9 (16.98%) MiFID
3 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Databricks
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.89%) Sage
4 1 (1.89%) Talend