Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 18,818 21,344 23,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.12% 12.86% 12.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.17% 52.74% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,730 16,103 19,777
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,300 £25,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36,777 40,468 48,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.69% 24.39% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27,454 31,270 39,484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in England

Degree
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in England.

Salary trend for Degree in England

Degree
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in England

Degree
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 8,875 £57,500 +4.55% 1,119
South East -1 3,822 £45,000 +5.88% 729
North of England -9 1,828 £42,000 +5.00% 578
East of England -2 1,554 £43,278 +8.19% 476
Midlands +4 1,504 £41,500 +18.57% 449
South West -1 1,233 £40,000 - 366
North West -6 1,103 £42,500 +6.25% 325
West Midlands +5 1,020 £41,707 +19.16% 270
Yorkshire -7 584 £40,000 - 181
East Midlands -2 474 £42,500 +25.00% 178
North East -17 144 £37,500 -6.25% 72
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing 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 England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 7,021 (37.31%) Computer Science
2 5,884 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5,392 (28.65%) Finance
4 4,917 (26.13%) SQL
5 4,149 (22.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 4,015 (21.34%) Java
7 3,581 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
8 3,509 (18.65%) JavaScript
9 3,415 (18.15%) C#
10 3,101 (16.48%) Software Engineering
11 3,078 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
12 3,009 (15.99%) Microsoft
13 2,719 (14.45%) .NET
14 2,711 (14.41%) HTML
15 2,709 (14.40%) Python
16 2,674 (14.21%) SQL Server
17 2,559 (13.60%) Mathematics
18 2,284 (12.14%) Linux
19 2,182 (11.60%) CSS
20 2,125 (11.29%) Windows
21 2,057 (10.93%) Analytics
22 2,008 (10.67%) Project Management
23 1,948 (10.35%) C++
24 1,684 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
25 1,682 (8.94%) Scrum
26 1,630 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
27 1,603 (8.52%) OO
28 1,562 (8.30%) AngularJS
29 1,431 (7.60%) TDD
30 1,421 (7.55%) DevOps

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 407 (2.16%) CMS
2 389 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 383 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 346 (1.84%) Apache
5 295 (1.57%) IIS
6 277 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 272 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 258 (1.37%) SAS
9 224 (1.19%) Confluence
10 199 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 163 (0.87%) JBoss
12 135 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 116 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 106 (0.56%) EPiServer
15 104 (0.55%) WordPress
16 85 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 84 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 84 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
18 79 (0.42%) nginx
19 74 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 928 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 884 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 403 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 251 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 184 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 151 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 125 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 86 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 78 (0.41%) SPSS
10 73 (0.39%) InVision
11 63 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
12 49 (0.26%) Simulink
13 38 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
14 22 (0.12%) InDesign
15 19 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
16 15 (0.080%) AutoCAD
17 12 (0.064%) Stateflow
18 10 (0.053%) RoboHelp
19 9 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
19 9 (0.048%) Stata
Business Applications
1 148 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 51 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 51 (0.27%) Magento
3 51 (0.27%) Relativity
4 45 (0.24%) thinkFolio
5 43 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 42 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 40 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 36 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
9 31 (0.16%) Concordance
10 26 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 26 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
10 26 (0.14%) Ripple
11 25 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
12 24 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 24 (0.13%) SAP BPC
13 23 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 22 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
14 22 (0.12%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 1,684 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,630 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 611 (3.25%) SaaS
4 443 (2.35%) Office 365
5 343 (1.82%) PaaS
6 265 (1.41%) IaaS
7 249 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 249 (1.32%) GitHub
7 249 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 137 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 133 (0.71%) npm
10 118 (0.63%) Serverless
11 96 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 85 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 75 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 55 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 50 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 49 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
16 49 (0.26%) OpenShift
17 44 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 766 (4.07%) Firewall
2 502 (2.67%) Internet
3 489 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 396 (2.10%) WAN
5 358 (1.90%) DNS
6 357 (1.90%) LAN
7 290 (1.54%) Network Security
8 284 (1.51%) Wireless
9 282 (1.50%) HTTP
9 282 (1.50%) VPN
10 197 (1.05%) DHCP
11 174 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 166 (0.88%) SAN
13 154 (0.82%) MPLS
14 148 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
15 138 (0.73%) SSL
16 136 (0.72%) BGP
17 131 (0.70%) OSPF
18 119 (0.63%) VoIP
19 115 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,674 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 1,178 (6.26%) Big Data
3 907 (4.82%) NoSQL
4 865 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 735 (3.91%) MySQL
6 577 (3.07%) MongoDB
7 497 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 456 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 456 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 405 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 396 (2.10%) Power BI
11 312 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 270 (1.43%) Blockchain
13 223 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 206 (1.09%) Oracle Database
14 206 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
15 196 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 172 (0.91%) Data Mining
17 145 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
18 144 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,374 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 740 (3.93%) JIRA
3 664 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 610 (3.24%) Visual Studio
5 519 (2.76%) Selenium
6 493 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 462 (2.46%) Subversion
8 356 (1.89%) Maven
9 299 (1.59%) JUnit
10 260 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 213 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 212 (1.13%) Eclipse
13 187 (0.99%) gulp
14 180 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
15 176 (0.94%) Gradle
16 147 (0.78%) Protractor
17 145 (0.77%) NUnit
18 139 (0.74%) Mocha
19 127 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
19 127 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 5,392 (28.65%) Finance
2 1,413 (7.51%) Marketing
3 1,403 (7.46%) Banking
4 966 (5.13%) Retail
5 726 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 716 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 635 (3.37%) Electronics
8 534 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 523 (2.78%) Games
10 507 (2.69%) Front Office
11 500 (2.66%) Financial Institution
12 472 (2.51%) Legal
13 399 (2.12%) Advertising
14 336 (1.79%) Law
15 255 (1.36%) Automotive
16 246 (1.31%) German Language
17 225 (1.20%) French Language
18 165 (0.88%) Back Office
19 147 (0.78%) Publishing
20 132 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,346 (28.41%) Developer
2 2,679 (14.24%) Analyst
3 1,619 (8.60%) Graduate
4 1,297 (6.89%) Consultant
5 1,234 (6.56%) Java Developer
6 1,221 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 1,017 (5.40%) Software Developer
8 1,010 (5.37%) Architect
9 956 (5.08%) Junior
10 952 (5.06%) .NET Developer
11 853 (4.53%) C# Developer
12 849 (4.51%) Senior Developer
13 812 (4.32%) Graduate Developer
14 749 (3.98%) Business Analyst
15 522 (2.77%) Junior Developer
16 510 (2.71%) Project Manager
17 447 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
18 366 (1.94%) Support Engineer
19 331 (1.76%) Support Analyst
20 322 (1.71%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,719 (14.45%) .NET
2 2,711 (14.41%) HTML
3 2,182 (11.60%) CSS
4 1,562 (8.30%) AngularJS
5 1,372 (7.29%) Web Services
6 1,152 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 995 (5.29%) jQuery
8 941 (5.00%) HTML5
9 862 (4.58%) XML
10 806 (4.28%) Spring
11 779 (4.14%) React
12 736 (3.91%) RESTful
13 660 (3.51%) REST
14 629 (3.34%) Node.js
15 491 (2.61%) .NET Framework
16 485 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 481 (2.56%) CSS3
18 465 (2.47%) JSON
19 418 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
20 374 (1.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7,021 (37.31%) Computer Science
2 3,078 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1,203 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
3 1,203 (6.39%) User Experience
4 1,073 (5.70%) Management Information System
5 824 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 728 (3.87%) Fintech
7 583 (3.10%) Data Centre
8 491 (2.61%) Data Structures
9 423 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 418 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
11 393 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 381 (2.02%) Fixed Income
13 377 (2.00%) Hedge funds
14 360 (1.91%) Derivative
15 357 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
16 356 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 333 (1.77%) Equities
18 246 (1.31%) Driving Licence
19 218 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,284 (12.14%) Linux
2 2,125 (11.29%) Windows
3 810 (4.30%) Unix
4 646 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 329 (1.75%) Android
6 304 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 219 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 214 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 208 (1.11%) Windows 10
10 195 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 174 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 110 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 90 (0.48%) CentOS
14 71 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
15 63 (0.33%) Solaris
16 46 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 46 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 42 (0.22%) Debian
17 42 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,884 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3,581 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
3 3,101 (16.48%) Software Engineering
4 2,559 (13.60%) Mathematics
5 2,057 (10.93%) Analytics
6 2,008 (10.67%) Project Management
7 1,682 (8.94%) Scrum
8 1,603 (8.52%) OO
9 1,431 (7.60%) TDD
10 1,421 (7.55%) DevOps
11 1,419 (7.54%) SDLC
12 1,411 (7.50%) ITIL
13 1,364 (7.25%) Test Automation
14 1,334 (7.09%) MVC
15 1,228 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
16 1,210 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
17 1,175 (6.24%) Mentoring
18 1,161 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
19 979 (5.20%) Web Development
20 946 (5.03%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 4,917 (26.13%) SQL
2 4,015 (21.34%) Java
3 3,509 (18.65%) JavaScript
4 3,415 (18.15%) C#
5 2,709 (14.40%) Python
6 1,948 (10.35%) C++
7 1,316 (6.99%) C
8 718 (3.82%) PHP
9 680 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 521 (2.77%) PowerShell
11 507 (2.69%) Perl
12 474 (2.52%) Ruby
13 464 (2.47%) R
14 366 (1.94%) Scala
15 359 (1.91%) Java 8
16 357 (1.90%) Bash Shell
17 289 (1.54%) Shell Script
18 267 (1.42%) VBA
19 206 (1.09%) TypeScript
20 204 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 4,149 (22.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 909 (4.83%) Master's Degree
3 828 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 592 (3.15%) CISSP
4 592 (3.15%) Numerate Degree
5 517 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 487 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 453 (2.41%) PhD
8 354 (1.88%) SC Cleared
9 301 (1.60%) PMI Certification
10 298 (1.58%) MCSE
11 273 (1.45%) DV Cleared
12 271 (1.44%) CISM
13 266 (1.41%) ISEB
14 256 (1.36%) CCNA
15 243 (1.29%) CCNP
16 236 (1.25%) ISTQB
17 211 (1.12%) PMP
18 187 (0.99%) CISA
19 178 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,097 (5.83%) QA
2 502 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 320 (1.70%) SLA
4 281 (1.49%) GDPR
5 190 (1.01%) PMO
6 182 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 161 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 80 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 73 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 67 (0.36%) COBIT
11 54 (0.29%) MiFID
12 46 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 43 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 30 (0.16%) ISO 26262
15 28 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 27 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
16 27 (0.14%) MISRA
17 23 (0.12%) IFRS
18 20 (0.11%) GPG13
19 19 (0.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 847 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 705 (3.75%) Docker
3 457 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 218 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 194 (1.03%) Firmware
6 91 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (0.41%) vSphere
8 74 (0.39%) HDFS
9 71 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (0.35%) XenApp
11 35 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 27 (0.14%) iptables
14 26 (0.14%) Apache Flume
15 23 (0.12%) Ceph
15 23 (0.12%) GridGain
16 20 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 20 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
17 19 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
17 19 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 372 (1.98%) Ansible
2 340 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 328 (1.74%) Puppet
4 258 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 155 (0.82%) SCCM
6 132 (0.70%) Terraform
7 59 (0.31%) Salt
8 51 (0.27%) Nagios
9 44 (0.23%) Kibana
10 40 (0.21%) Nessus
10 40 (0.21%) SCOM
11 37 (0.20%) Packer
12 35 (0.19%) AirWatch
13 34 (0.18%) Consul
14 33 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
15 32 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
16 30 (0.16%) Automic
16 30 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
16 30 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
16 30 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3,009 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 1,332 (7.08%) Oracle
3 709 (3.77%) VMware
4 637 (3.39%) Google
5 610 (3.24%) SAP
6 581 (3.09%) Cisco
7 473 (2.51%) Tableau
8 441 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 290 (1.54%) Adobe
10 244 (1.30%) Citrix
11 241 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 213 (1.13%) IBM
13 199 (1.06%) Splunk
14 167 (0.89%) CheckPoint
14 167 (0.89%) HP
15 159 (0.84%) EMC
16 154 (0.82%) F5
17 136 (0.72%) NetApp
18 121 (0.64%) Xamarin
19 119 (0.63%) Sitecore