Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 19,694 20,596 25,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.20% 12.68% 13.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.24% 51.03% 50.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14,633 16,123 21,441
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £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 38,437 40,364 51,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.81% 24.84% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,086 31,806 42,073
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.12% - -

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 9,213 £55,000 - 1,204
South East 0 3,869 £42,606 +6.51% 744
North of England -14 1,830 £42,500 +6.25% 484
East of England -1 1,829 £45,000 +12.50% 462
Midlands +3 1,641 £40,000 +14.29% 426
South West -2 1,319 £41,000 +2.50% 282
West Midlands +3 1,177 £40,750 +25.38% 275
North West -10 1,069 £42,500 +10.39% 273
Yorkshire -16 542 £42,000 +5.00% 158
East Midlands -6 457 £40,000 +6.67% 151
North East +2 218 £35,000 -9.68% 53
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 7,415 (37.65%) Computer Science
2 6,152 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5,185 (26.33%) Finance
4 5,046 (25.62%) SQL
5 4,448 (22.59%) Java
6 4,337 (22.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 3,663 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
8 3,662 (18.59%) JavaScript
9 3,550 (18.03%) C#
10 3,447 (17.50%) Software Engineering
11 3,121 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
12 3,112 (15.80%) Microsoft
13 2,949 (14.97%) .NET
14 2,908 (14.77%) HTML
15 2,805 (14.24%) Python
16 2,652 (13.47%) SQL Server
17 2,569 (13.04%) Mathematics
18 2,528 (12.84%) Linux
19 2,367 (12.02%) CSS
20 2,347 (11.92%) Windows
21 2,167 (11.00%) C++
22 2,113 (10.73%) Project Management
23 1,998 (10.15%) Analytics
24 1,795 (9.11%) Scrum
25 1,779 (9.03%) OO
26 1,708 (8.67%) AngularJS
27 1,618 (8.22%) SDLC
28 1,613 (8.19%) Oracle
29 1,586 (8.05%) ITIL
30 1,566 (7.95%) TDD

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
1 444 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 437 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 346 (1.76%) CMS
4 315 (1.60%) Apache
4 315 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 315 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 288 (1.46%) IIS
6 255 (1.29%) SAS
7 240 (1.22%) JBoss
8 214 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 209 (1.06%) Confluence
10 156 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 156 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 109 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 101 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 97 (0.49%) nginx
14 96 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 94 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 91 (0.46%) WordPress
17 79 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 932 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 910 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 386 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 213 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 179 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 173 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 151 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 102 (0.52%) SPSS
9 91 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 88 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
11 78 (0.40%) InVision
12 74 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
13 28 (0.14%) Simulink
14 27 (0.14%) InDesign
15 25 (0.13%) Stata
16 22 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
17 18 (0.091%) AutoCAD
18 16 (0.081%) Weka
19 13 (0.066%) Acrobat
20 12 (0.061%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 156 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 45 (0.23%) Relativity
5 42 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 41 (0.21%) Eloqua
7 39 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 38 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
8 38 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 38 (0.19%) thinkFolio
9 33 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 32 (0.16%) Ringtail
11 29 (0.15%) Concordance
12 27 (0.14%) Magento
13 25 (0.13%) SAP BPC
14 21 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
15 20 (0.10%) Markit EDM
16 19 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
16 19 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
16 19 (0.096%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,540 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1,403 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 688 (3.49%) SaaS
4 423 (2.15%) Office 365
5 282 (1.43%) PaaS
6 256 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 222 (1.13%) IaaS
8 220 (1.12%) GitHub
9 184 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 139 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 133 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 118 (0.60%) npm
13 103 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 84 (0.43%) Serverless
15 70 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 57 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 50 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
18 49 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 49 (0.25%) AdWords
19 40 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 798 (4.05%) Firewall
2 572 (2.90%) Internet
3 474 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 432 (2.19%) DNS
5 393 (2.00%) WAN
6 362 (1.84%) Network Security
7 359 (1.82%) Wireless
8 337 (1.71%) LAN
9 302 (1.53%) HTTP
10 292 (1.48%) VPN
11 265 (1.35%) DHCP
12 180 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 166 (0.84%) SAN
14 159 (0.81%) MPLS
15 151 (0.77%) VoIP
16 138 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 127 (0.64%) OSPF
18 123 (0.62%) Unified Communications
19 122 (0.62%) VLAN
20 119 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,652 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 1,178 (5.98%) Big Data
3 973 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 823 (4.18%) NoSQL
5 815 (4.14%) MySQL
6 622 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 465 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 451 (2.29%) Hadoop
9 425 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 371 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
11 366 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 329 (1.67%) Power BI
13 283 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 248 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 213 (1.08%) Blockchain
16 202 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 167 (0.85%) Data Mining
18 155 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 136 (0.69%) Apache Hive
19 136 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,261 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 730 (3.71%) JIRA
3 701 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 599 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 554 (2.81%) Selenium
6 446 (2.26%) Subversion
7 435 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 392 (1.99%) Maven
9 329 (1.67%) JUnit
10 256 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 245 (1.24%) Eclipse
12 207 (1.05%) gulp
13 185 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 171 (0.87%) NUnit
15 162 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
16 161 (0.82%) Gradle
17 158 (0.80%) Protractor
18 132 (0.67%) Jasmine
19 129 (0.66%) Mocha
20 126 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 5,185 (26.33%) Finance
2 1,512 (7.68%) Banking
3 1,482 (7.53%) Marketing
4 1,037 (5.27%) Retail
5 732 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 732 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 624 (3.17%) Electronics
7 570 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 517 (2.63%) Advertising
9 507 (2.57%) Front Office
10 505 (2.56%) Legal
11 462 (2.35%) Financial Institution
11 462 (2.35%) Games
12 317 (1.61%) Law
13 264 (1.34%) Automotive
14 238 (1.21%) German Language
15 194 (0.99%) French Language
16 174 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 155 (0.79%) Back Office
18 140 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,848 (29.69%) Developer
2 2,760 (14.01%) Analyst
3 1,492 (7.58%) Graduate
4 1,430 (7.26%) Java Developer
5 1,370 (6.96%) Consultant
6 1,351 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 1,116 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 1,079 (5.48%) Junior
9 996 (5.06%) Architect
10 976 (4.96%) Senior Developer
11 954 (4.84%) .NET Developer
12 910 (4.62%) C# Developer
13 774 (3.93%) Business Analyst
14 700 (3.55%) Graduate Developer
15 564 (2.86%) Junior Developer
16 502 (2.55%) Project Manager
17 453 (2.30%) C# .NET Developer
18 387 (1.97%) Designer
19 380 (1.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 368 (1.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,949 (14.97%) .NET
2 2,908 (14.77%) HTML
3 2,367 (12.02%) CSS
4 1,708 (8.67%) AngularJS
5 1,473 (7.48%) Web Services
6 1,240 (6.30%) ASP.NET
7 1,175 (5.97%) jQuery
8 1,031 (5.24%) HTML5
9 987 (5.01%) XML
10 951 (4.83%) Spring
11 747 (3.79%) React
12 733 (3.72%) REST
13 710 (3.61%) RESTful
14 636 (3.23%) Node.js
15 550 (2.79%) JSON
16 542 (2.75%) CSS3
17 501 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 492 (2.50%) .NET Framework
19 471 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
20 383 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7,415 (37.65%) Computer Science
2 3,121 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1,378 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1,231 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1,127 (5.72%) Management Information System
6 849 (4.31%) Algorithms
7 726 (3.69%) Fintech
8 711 (3.61%) Data Centre
9 532 (2.70%) Mobile App
10 516 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
11 499 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
12 452 (2.30%) Data Structures
13 408 (2.07%) Hedge funds
14 372 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 346 (1.76%) Derivative
16 324 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
17 321 (1.63%) Fixed Income
18 310 (1.57%) Equities
19 244 (1.24%) Social Media
20 238 (1.21%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,528 (12.84%) Linux
2 2,347 (11.92%) Windows
3 818 (4.15%) Unix
4 779 (3.96%) Windows Server
5 402 (2.04%) Android
6 283 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 260 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 258 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 247 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 223 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 135 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 127 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 87 (0.44%) Solaris
14 82 (0.42%) CentOS
15 74 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
16 52 (0.26%) Debian
17 48 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 40 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 38 (0.19%) Windows XP
20 37 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,152 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 3,663 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
3 3,447 (17.50%) Software Engineering
4 2,569 (13.04%) Mathematics
5 2,113 (10.73%) Project Management
6 1,998 (10.15%) Analytics
7 1,795 (9.11%) Scrum
8 1,779 (9.03%) OO
9 1,618 (8.22%) SDLC
10 1,586 (8.05%) ITIL
11 1,566 (7.95%) TDD
12 1,493 (7.58%) MVC
13 1,337 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 1,299 (6.60%) DevOps
15 1,237 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
16 1,184 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
17 1,177 (5.98%) Mentoring
18 1,135 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,064 (5.40%) Web Development
20 951 (4.83%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,046 (25.62%) SQL
2 4,448 (22.59%) Java
3 3,662 (18.59%) JavaScript
4 3,550 (18.03%) C#
5 2,805 (14.24%) Python
6 2,167 (11.00%) C++
7 1,429 (7.26%) C
8 802 (4.07%) PHP
9 647 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 526 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 487 (2.47%) Perl
12 460 (2.34%) Scala
13 437 (2.22%) R
14 432 (2.19%) Ruby
15 368 (1.87%) Java 8
16 348 (1.77%) Bash Shell
17 318 (1.61%) VBA
18 255 (1.29%) Shell Script
19 244 (1.24%) MATLAB
19 244 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4,337 (22.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 982 (4.99%) Master's Degree
3 806 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 660 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 629 (3.19%) Numerate Degree
6 555 (2.82%) CISSP
7 497 (2.52%) PhD
8 476 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
9 341 (1.73%) SC Cleared
10 323 (1.64%) MCSE
11 315 (1.60%) CISM
12 294 (1.49%) PMI Certification
13 289 (1.47%) CCNA
14 263 (1.34%) ISEB
15 261 (1.33%) DV Cleared
16 256 (1.30%) CCNP
17 240 (1.22%) CISA
18 216 (1.10%) ISTQB
19 197 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
20 193 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,001 (5.08%) QA
2 410 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 365 (1.85%) SLA
4 270 (1.37%) GDPR
5 201 (1.02%) PMO
6 191 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 156 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 70 (0.36%) COBIT
9 69 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 65 (0.33%) MiFID
11 62 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 54 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 53 (0.27%) GCP
14 42 (0.21%) MISRA
15 40 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 27 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
17 26 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 21 (0.11%) ISO 13485
19 20 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
20 18 (0.091%) GPG13
System Software
1 850 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 632 (3.21%) Docker
3 524 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 290 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 201 (1.02%) Firmware
6 125 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (0.53%) vSphere
8 102 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 90 (0.46%) HDFS
10 82 (0.42%) XenApp
11 70 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 41 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 29 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 28 (0.14%) Apache Flume
16 26 (0.13%) VMware NSX
17 25 (0.13%) Xen
18 24 (0.12%) Ceph
19 23 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 23 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 332 (1.69%) Ansible
2 302 (1.53%) Puppet
3 273 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 245 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 184 (0.93%) SCCM
6 92 (0.47%) Terraform
7 76 (0.39%) Salt
8 71 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 64 (0.32%) Nagios
10 60 (0.30%) AirWatch
11 52 (0.26%) Nessus
11 52 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 51 (0.26%) SCOM
13 47 (0.24%) Kibana
14 39 (0.20%) vCenter Server
15 37 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
16 36 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
17 33 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 31 (0.16%) vMotion
19 30 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 3,112 (15.80%) Microsoft
2 1,613 (8.19%) Oracle
3 828 (4.20%) VMware
4 638 (3.24%) Cisco
5 610 (3.10%) Google
6 490 (2.49%) SAP
7 450 (2.28%) Tableau
8 429 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 336 (1.71%) Adobe
10 332 (1.69%) Citrix
11 256 (1.30%) Splunk
12 249 (1.26%) IBM
13 234 (1.19%) EMC
14 214 (1.09%) HP
15 212 (1.08%) NetApp
16 193 (0.98%) Red Hat
17 183 (0.93%) F5
18 179 (0.91%) Dell
19 174 (0.88%) CheckPoint
20 138 (0.70%) Sitecore