Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 14,884 19,213 21,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 12.17% 12.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.14% 51.07% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10,549 14,053 16,079
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 31,574 37,621 40,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.10% 23.84% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 22,917 28,102 31,443
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,225 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -7 6,260 £60,000 +4.35% 990
South East +5 3,625 £45,000 - 732
North of England +4 1,595 £37,500 -11.76% 476
South West +3 1,264 £42,500 +3.66% 351
Midlands -3 1,142 £45,000 +12.50% 398
North West +2 1,042 £37,500 -11.76% 253
East of England +1 962 £45,000 +2.27% 454
West Midlands -2 771 £45,000 +11.97% 246
Yorkshire -20 408 £37,500 -11.76% 146
East Midlands -1 365 £45,000 +11.11% 151
North East +7 145 £37,500 +7.14% 78
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 5,492 (36.90%) Computer Science
2 5,202 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
3 3,437 (23.09%) Finance
4 3,250 (21.84%) SQL
5 3,113 (20.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 3,098 (20.81%) C#
7 2,623 (17.62%) Software Engineering
8 2,574 (17.29%) Microsoft
9 2,565 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
10 2,493 (16.75%) Java
11 2,487 (16.71%) .NET
12 2,480 (16.66%) JavaScript
13 2,386 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
14 2,342 (15.74%) Python
15 2,020 (13.57%) Mathematics
16 1,809 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 1,801 (12.10%) SQL Server
18 1,757 (11.80%) Linux
19 1,754 (11.78%) Project Management
20 1,738 (11.68%) HTML
21 1,683 (11.31%) Windows
22 1,558 (10.47%) C++
23 1,543 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
24 1,395 (9.37%) Scrum
25 1,337 (8.98%) Git (software)
26 1,321 (8.88%) CSS
27 1,271 (8.54%) C
28 1,268 (8.52%) DevOps
29 1,258 (8.45%) ITIL
30 1,186 (7.97%) Analytics

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
1 322 (2.16%) Apache Spark
2 296 (1.99%) Confluence
3 289 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 284 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 202 (1.36%) CMS
6 201 (1.35%) IIS
7 194 (1.30%) Apache
8 144 (0.97%) SAS
9 138 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 134 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 89 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 62 (0.42%) JBoss
13 60 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 59 (0.40%) WordPress
15 55 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 52 (0.35%) nginx
17 47 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
18 46 (0.31%) ArcGIS
18 46 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 44 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 839 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 630 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 310 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 135 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 118 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 86 (0.58%) Sketch
7 59 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 58 (0.39%) InVision
9 45 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 42 (0.28%) SPSS
11 41 (0.28%) Simulink
12 36 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 29 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 24 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
15 20 (0.13%) Marvel
16 17 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
17 16 (0.11%) InDesign
18 13 (0.087%) AutoCAD
19 11 (0.074%) Stata
19 11 (0.074%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 129 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 39 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 35 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 32 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 29 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 26 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 25 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
10 22 (0.15%) thinkFolio
11 21 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 21 (0.14%) SAP Business One
12 20 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 20 (0.13%) Summit
13 19 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
13 19 (0.13%) SAP SD
14 17 (0.11%) HFM
14 17 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 17 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1,809 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,543 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
3 561 (3.77%) SaaS
4 547 (3.68%) Office 365
5 408 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 303 (2.04%) Power Platform
7 241 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 176 (1.18%) Serverless
9 157 (1.05%) GitHub
10 153 (1.03%) IaaS
10 153 (1.03%) PaaS
11 102 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 92 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 88 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 84 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 84 (0.56%) Google Analytics
15 79 (0.53%) OpenShift
16 75 (0.50%) OneDrive
17 73 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
18 63 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 720 (4.84%) Firewall
2 425 (2.86%) WAN
3 423 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 410 (2.75%) Internet
5 403 (2.71%) LAN
6 382 (2.57%) DNS
7 295 (1.98%) VPN
8 284 (1.91%) Wireless
9 253 (1.70%) DHCP
9 253 (1.70%) Network Security
10 207 (1.39%) Broadband
11 205 (1.38%) VoIP
12 178 (1.20%) MPLS
13 139 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
14 138 (0.93%) HTTP
15 136 (0.91%) Skype
16 128 (0.86%) BGP
17 124 (0.83%) SAN
18 112 (0.75%) Unified Communications
19 92 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,801 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 745 (5.01%) Big Data
3 506 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 428 (2.88%) MySQL
5 426 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 373 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
7 351 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 335 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 324 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 307 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
11 293 (1.97%) Power BI
12 206 (1.38%) MongoDB
13 167 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 142 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 133 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 119 (0.80%) Redis
17 114 (0.77%) Blockchain
18 112 (0.75%) Oracle Database
19 106 (0.71%) GIS
20 101 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,337 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 854 (5.74%) JIRA
3 556 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 501 (3.37%) Visual Studio
5 339 (2.28%) Selenium
6 299 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 247 (1.66%) Subversion
8 153 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
9 144 (0.97%) Maven
10 142 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 133 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 128 (0.86%) Bitbucket
13 120 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 107 (0.72%) SpecFlow
15 103 (0.69%) JUnit
16 100 (0.67%) webpack
17 98 (0.66%) NUnit
18 94 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 70 (0.47%) Grunt
20 68 (0.46%) Jasmine
General
1 3,437 (23.09%) Finance
2 1,052 (7.07%) Marketing
3 879 (5.91%) Banking
4 679 (4.56%) Retail
4 679 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 522 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 513 (3.45%) Electronics
7 487 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 396 (2.66%) Games
9 297 (2.00%) Legal
10 269 (1.81%) Front Office
11 225 (1.51%) Aerospace
12 223 (1.50%) Advertising
13 163 (1.10%) Law
14 162 (1.09%) Investment Banking
15 159 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
16 157 (1.05%) German Language
17 155 (1.04%) Back Office
18 144 (0.97%) Military
19 135 (0.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,883 (26.09%) Developer
2 1,776 (11.93%) Analyst
3 1,274 (8.56%) Software Engineer
4 1,037 (6.97%) Graduate
5 1,018 (6.84%) Junior
6 975 (6.55%) Consultant
7 841 (5.65%) Architect
8 839 (5.64%) Software Developer
9 806 (5.42%) .NET Developer
10 711 (4.78%) C# Developer
11 676 (4.54%) Senior Developer
12 620 (4.17%) Java Developer
13 563 (3.78%) Junior Developer
14 535 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
15 449 (3.02%) Business Analyst
16 423 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
17 414 (2.78%) Project Manager
18 316 (2.12%) Support Analyst
19 297 (2.00%) Senior Software Engineer
20 286 (1.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,487 (16.71%) .NET
2 1,738 (11.68%) HTML
3 1,321 (8.88%) CSS
4 1,118 (7.51%) AngularJS
5 917 (6.16%) Web Services
6 912 (6.13%) ASP.NET
7 770 (5.17%) React
8 705 (4.74%) REST
9 597 (4.01%) HTML5
10 553 (3.72%) Spring
11 537 (3.61%) XML
12 517 (3.47%) Node.js
13 493 (3.31%) jQuery
14 466 (3.13%) .NET Framework
15 452 (3.04%) RESTful
16 302 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 301 (2.02%) JSON
18 282 (1.89%) .NET Core
19 278 (1.87%) CSS3
20 275 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2,386 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 950 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 843 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 818 (5.50%) User Experience
5 695 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 368 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 333 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 297 (2.00%) Data Structures
9 271 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 221 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 215 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 208 (1.40%) Public Cloud
13 197 (1.32%) Social Media
14 168 (1.13%) Driving Licence
15 163 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
16 161 (1.08%) Hedge funds
17 151 (1.01%) Robotics
18 150 (1.01%) Fixed Income
19 136 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
20 135 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,757 (11.80%) Linux
2 1,683 (11.31%) Windows
3 487 (3.27%) Unix
4 426 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 383 (2.57%) Android
6 300 (2.02%) Windows 10
7 247 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 183 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 171 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 119 (0.80%) CentOS
11 115 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 107 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 91 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 90 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 56 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 42 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 42 (0.28%) Solaris
17 27 (0.18%) Debian
18 25 (0.17%) VMS
19 21 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,492 (36.90%) Computer Science
2 5,202 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
3 2,623 (17.62%) Software Engineering
4 2,565 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
5 2,020 (13.57%) Mathematics
6 1,754 (11.78%) Project Management
7 1,395 (9.37%) Scrum
8 1,268 (8.52%) DevOps
9 1,258 (8.45%) ITIL
10 1,186 (7.97%) Analytics
11 1,135 (7.63%) Test Automation
12 1,088 (7.31%) SDLC
13 1,080 (7.26%) OO
14 1,029 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 920 (6.18%) MVC
16 911 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
17 867 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
18 846 (5.68%) TDD
19 831 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
20 818 (5.50%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 3,250 (21.84%) SQL
2 3,098 (20.81%) C#
3 2,493 (16.75%) Java
4 2,480 (16.66%) JavaScript
5 2,342 (15.74%) Python
6 1,558 (10.47%) C++
7 1,271 (8.54%) C
8 532 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 513 (3.45%) PHP
10 483 (3.25%) R
11 473 (3.18%) T-SQL
12 349 (2.34%) Scala
13 347 (2.33%) Bash Shell
14 280 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 271 (1.82%) Ruby
16 204 (1.37%) Perl
17 202 (1.36%) VBA
18 200 (1.34%) MATLAB
19 191 (1.28%) Java 8
20 177 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 3,113 (20.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 839 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 537 (3.61%) Master's Degree
4 503 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 465 (3.12%) CISSP
6 454 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 424 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 401 (2.69%) Numerate Degree
9 308 (2.07%) CISM
10 294 (1.98%) CCNA
11 290 (1.95%) PhD
12 250 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 236 (1.59%) ISTQB
14 234 (1.57%) HND
15 228 (1.53%) CCNP
16 217 (1.46%) PMI Certification
17 215 (1.44%) CISA
18 165 (1.11%) MCSE
19 164 (1.10%) ISEB
20 162 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 862 (5.79%) QA
2 343 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 277 (1.86%) SLA
4 251 (1.69%) GDPR
5 174 (1.17%) PMO
6 160 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 137 (0.92%) NIST
8 131 (0.88%) PCI DSS
9 78 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 70 (0.47%) COBIT
11 64 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 45 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 44 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
14 36 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 33 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 28 (0.19%) NCSC
17 22 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
17 22 (0.15%) IFRS
17 22 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
18 19 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 850 (5.71%) Docker
2 748 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 427 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 225 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 200 (1.34%) Firmware
6 112 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 62 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 61 (0.41%) XenApp
9 51 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 42 (0.28%) VirtualBox
12 39 (0.26%) Varnish
13 26 (0.17%) iptables
14 22 (0.15%) HDFS
14 22 (0.15%) vSphere
15 21 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 17 (0.11%) NFS
17 15 (0.10%) pfSense
17 15 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 480 (3.22%) Kubernetes
2 309 (2.08%) Ansible
3 257 (1.73%) Terraform
4 224 (1.50%) Puppet
5 182 (1.22%) SCCM
6 133 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 82 (0.55%) Nessus
8 74 (0.50%) SCOM
9 55 (0.37%) Nagios
10 53 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 53 (0.36%) Packer
11 48 (0.32%) Salt
12 42 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
13 40 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 39 (0.26%) QRadar
15 36 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
15 36 (0.24%) Mesos
16 33 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
16 33 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
17 32 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,574 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 853 (5.73%) Oracle
3 633 (4.25%) VMware
4 613 (4.12%) Cisco
5 470 (3.16%) Google
6 439 (2.95%) SAP
7 343 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 247 (1.66%) Citrix
9 241 (1.62%) Tableau
10 214 (1.44%) Adobe
11 201 (1.35%) Splunk
12 161 (1.08%) EMC
13 159 (1.07%) IBM
14 152 (1.02%) Atlassian
15 135 (0.91%) Dell
16 124 (0.83%) HP
17 109 (0.73%) Palo Alto
18 107 (0.72%) NetApp
19 103 (0.69%) Juniper
20 102 (0.69%) ServiceNow