Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 16,410 19,875 20,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.92% 11.96% 12.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.11% 50.71% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11,644 15,131 16,283
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 34,106 39,191 40,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,635 30,152 32,302
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 April 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 21 April 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 -6 7,136 £60,000 +9.09% 345
South East +4 3,735 £45,000 +5.88% 249
North of England +4 1,734 £42,500 - 148
Midlands +3 1,478 £40,000 +5.00% 105
South West 0 1,174 £38,750 -6.06% 165
East of England -2 1,125 £45,139 -4.97% 160
North West +7 1,053 £45,000 +5.88% 93
West Midlands -1 898 £42,500 +13.33% 71
East Midlands +10 582 £40,000 - 34
Yorkshire +9 517 £40,000 - 39
North East -3 164 £40,000 -10.36% 16
South Coast - 1 £90,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6,276 (38.24%) Computer Science
2 5,525 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3,903 (23.78%) Finance
4 3,653 (22.26%) SQL
5 3,579 (21.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 3,329 (20.29%) Java
7 3,245 (19.77%) Software Engineering
8 3,044 (18.55%) C#
9 2,818 (17.17%) Microsoft
10 2,732 (16.65%) JavaScript
11 2,682 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
12 2,582 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
13 2,544 (15.50%) Python
14 2,451 (14.94%) .NET
15 2,410 (14.69%) Mathematics
16 2,059 (12.55%) Linux
17 2,037 (12.41%) SQL Server
18 1,917 (11.68%) HTML
19 1,841 (11.22%) C++
20 1,785 (10.88%) Project Management
21 1,779 (10.84%) Windows
22 1,736 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
23 1,714 (10.44%) Analytics
24 1,577 (9.61%) Scrum
25 1,561 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
26 1,496 (9.12%) CSS
27 1,349 (8.22%) C
28 1,314 (8.01%) Test Automation
29 1,254 (7.64%) ITIL
30 1,185 (7.22%) Marketing

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
1 376 (2.29%) Apache
2 341 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 337 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 289 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 286 (1.74%) Confluence
6 249 (1.52%) IIS
7 230 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 206 (1.26%) CMS
9 192 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 156 (0.95%) SAS
11 114 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 94 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 87 (0.53%) JBoss
14 81 (0.49%) WordPress
15 72 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 72 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 65 (0.40%) nginx
17 60 (0.37%) OpenStack
18 46 (0.28%) Apache Pig
19 44 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 779 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 669 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 289 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 171 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 114 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 90 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 68 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 61 (0.37%) InVision
9 55 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 31 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 31 (0.19%) SPSS
11 22 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 17 (0.10%) AutoCAD
13 15 (0.091%) Fireworks
13 15 (0.091%) Simulink
14 14 (0.085%) InDesign
15 13 (0.079%) Chatbot
15 13 (0.079%) Flinto
16 12 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
17 9 (0.055%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 155 (0.94%) thinkFolio
2 147 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 140 (0.85%) Temenos T24
4 51 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 46 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 37 (0.23%) Magento
7 36 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 32 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 29 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
10 28 (0.17%) Summit
11 26 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
12 25 (0.15%) NetSuite
13 22 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
13 22 (0.13%) HFM
14 20 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
15 19 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
15 19 (0.12%) SAP BPC
15 19 (0.12%) WebTrends
16 17 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
17 16 (0.098%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,736 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,561 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
3 558 (3.40%) SaaS
4 481 (2.93%) Office 365
5 359 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 252 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 238 (1.45%) GitHub
8 219 (1.33%) PaaS
9 158 (0.96%) IaaS
10 150 (0.91%) Serverless
11 111 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 99 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
13 86 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 71 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 65 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 57 (0.35%) OneDrive
17 52 (0.32%) npm
18 50 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
19 45 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 44 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 662 (4.03%) Firewall
2 530 (3.23%) Internet
3 432 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 353 (2.15%) DNS
5 294 (1.79%) WAN
6 267 (1.63%) LAN
7 264 (1.61%) VPN
8 246 (1.50%) DHCP
9 219 (1.33%) Network Security
10 190 (1.16%) Wireless
11 186 (1.13%) VoIP
12 151 (0.92%) HTTP
13 132 (0.80%) SAN
14 125 (0.76%) Broadband
15 117 (0.71%) MPLS
16 116 (0.71%) Skype
16 116 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
17 104 (0.63%) VLAN
18 103 (0.63%) BGP
19 100 (0.61%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,037 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 918 (5.59%) Big Data
3 577 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 567 (3.46%) NoSQL
5 443 (2.70%) MySQL
6 405 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 388 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 369 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 357 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 318 (1.94%) Power BI
11 312 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 308 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 184 (1.12%) RDBMS
14 154 (0.94%) Oracle Database
15 147 (0.90%) Blockchain
16 145 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 142 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 134 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
19 126 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
20 125 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,183 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 818 (4.98%) JIRA
3 545 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 471 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 391 (2.38%) Selenium
6 311 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 249 (1.52%) Maven
8 245 (1.49%) Subversion
9 191 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 136 (0.83%) JUnit
11 132 (0.80%) NUnit
12 127 (0.77%) Eclipse
13 117 (0.71%) TeamCity
14 115 (0.70%) webpack
15 111 (0.68%) SpecFlow
16 108 (0.66%) Bitbucket
17 102 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
18 89 (0.54%) SoapUI
19 86 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
20 83 (0.51%) Robot Framework
General
1 3,903 (23.78%) Finance
2 1,185 (7.22%) Marketing
3 1,163 (7.09%) Banking
4 811 (4.94%) Retail
5 742 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 593 (3.61%) Games
7 589 (3.59%) Electronics
8 560 (3.41%) Manufacturing
9 376 (2.29%) Legal
10 290 (1.77%) Advertising
11 287 (1.75%) Front Office
12 262 (1.60%) Investment Banking
13 235 (1.43%) Automotive
14 216 (1.32%) Law
15 206 (1.26%) Financial Institution
16 201 (1.22%) German Language
17 199 (1.21%) Aerospace
18 182 (1.11%) French Language
19 166 (1.01%) Back Office
20 156 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 4,448 (27.11%) Developer
2 2,143 (13.06%) Analyst
3 1,400 (8.53%) Software Engineer
4 1,250 (7.62%) Graduate
5 970 (5.91%) Java Developer
6 953 (5.81%) Junior
7 920 (5.61%) Architect
8 905 (5.51%) Consultant
9 870 (5.30%) .NET Developer
10 869 (5.30%) Software Developer
11 787 (4.80%) C# Developer
12 757 (4.61%) Senior Developer
13 689 (4.20%) Business Analyst
14 662 (4.03%) Graduate Developer
15 561 (3.42%) Junior Developer
16 493 (3.00%) Project Manager
17 459 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
18 343 (2.09%) Support Engineer
19 333 (2.03%) Embedded Engineer
20 319 (1.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,451 (14.94%) .NET
2 1,917 (11.68%) HTML
3 1,496 (9.12%) CSS
4 1,166 (7.11%) AngularJS
5 1,110 (6.76%) Web Services
6 829 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 770 (4.69%) Spring
8 718 (4.38%) REST
9 682 (4.16%) React
10 650 (3.96%) XML
11 647 (3.94%) RESTful
12 621 (3.78%) HTML5
13 568 (3.46%) Node.js
14 542 (3.30%) .NET Framework
15 531 (3.24%) jQuery
16 408 (2.49%) JSON
17 356 (2.17%) WCF
18 341 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
19 323 (1.97%) SOAP
20 304 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2,582 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1,091 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 961 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
4 890 (5.42%) User Experience
5 685 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 593 (3.61%) Fintech
7 437 (2.66%) Mobile App
8 409 (2.49%) Data Centre
9 333 (2.03%) Derivative
10 331 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
11 306 (1.86%) Data Structures
12 282 (1.72%) Equities
13 279 (1.70%) Fixed Income
14 275 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 260 (1.58%) Virtual Team
16 250 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
17 230 (1.40%) Public Cloud
18 204 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
18 204 (1.24%) Hedge funds
19 201 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,059 (12.55%) Linux
2 1,779 (10.84%) Windows
3 620 (3.78%) Unix
4 571 (3.48%) Android
5 514 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 431 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 186 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 170 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 162 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 139 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 118 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 108 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 94 (0.57%) CentOS
14 81 (0.49%) FreeRTOS
15 73 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 63 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 51 (0.31%) Debian
18 48 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
18 48 (0.29%) Solaris
19 39 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,276 (38.24%) Computer Science
2 5,525 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3,245 (19.77%) Software Engineering
4 2,682 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
5 2,410 (14.69%) Mathematics
6 1,785 (10.88%) Project Management
7 1,714 (10.44%) Analytics
8 1,577 (9.61%) Scrum
9 1,314 (8.01%) Test Automation
10 1,254 (7.64%) ITIL
11 1,180 (7.19%) DevOps
12 1,121 (6.83%) OO
13 1,105 (6.73%) SDLC
14 1,070 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
15 1,020 (6.22%) TDD
16 1,005 (6.12%) Mentoring
17 1,001 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 990 (6.03%) Information Security
19 970 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
20 963 (5.87%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,653 (22.26%) SQL
2 3,329 (20.29%) Java
3 3,044 (18.55%) C#
4 2,732 (16.65%) JavaScript
5 2,544 (15.50%) Python
6 1,841 (11.22%) C++
7 1,349 (8.22%) C
8 532 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 503 (3.07%) PHP
10 482 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 448 (2.73%) R
12 439 (2.68%) Bash Shell
13 413 (2.52%) Ruby
14 314 (1.91%) Scala
15 262 (1.60%) Perl
16 228 (1.39%) MATLAB
17 222 (1.35%) TypeScript
18 216 (1.32%) Java 8
19 186 (1.13%) VBA
20 178 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 3,579 (21.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 905 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 572 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 540 (3.29%) Master's Degree
5 516 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
6 453 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 448 (2.73%) CISSP
8 443 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 388 (2.36%) PhD
10 294 (1.79%) DV Cleared
11 261 (1.59%) CISM
12 233 (1.42%) CCNA
13 227 (1.38%) MCSE
14 224 (1.37%) PMI Certification
15 212 (1.29%) CISA
16 208 (1.27%) ISEB
16 208 (1.27%) ISTQB
17 205 (1.25%) HND
18 180 (1.10%) CCNP
19 159 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,162 (7.08%) QA
2 348 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 337 (2.05%) GDPR
4 306 (1.86%) SLA
5 201 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 148 (0.90%) PMO
7 116 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 83 (0.51%) COBIT
9 75 (0.46%) MiFID
10 67 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 60 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 56 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 42 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
14 38 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
15 34 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 32 (0.20%) ISO 22301
16 32 (0.20%) Solvency II
17 31 (0.19%) IFRS
18 30 (0.18%) EMIR
19 22 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 851 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 741 (4.52%) Docker
3 426 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 267 (1.63%) Firmware
5 252 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 88 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 67 (0.41%) XenApp
8 63 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (0.29%) VirtualBox
10 44 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 43 (0.26%) vSphere
12 38 (0.23%) iptables
13 36 (0.22%) HDFS
14 34 (0.21%) BitLocker
15 32 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 28 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
17 26 (0.16%) Varnish
18 25 (0.15%) NFS
19 24 (0.15%) VMware Server
20 23 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 377 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 311 (1.90%) Ansible
3 279 (1.70%) Puppet
4 186 (1.13%) SCCM
5 181 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 172 (1.05%) Terraform
7 72 (0.44%) SCOM
8 70 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 64 (0.39%) Nessus
10 54 (0.33%) Nagios
11 50 (0.30%) Salt
12 48 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
13 47 (0.29%) Packer
13 47 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
14 46 (0.28%) Backup Exec
15 45 (0.27%) Prometheus
16 35 (0.21%) CSIRT
17 33 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 32 (0.20%) SCOrch
18 32 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2,818 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 1,061 (6.47%) Oracle
3 642 (3.91%) VMware
4 564 (3.44%) Cisco
5 536 (3.27%) SAP
6 465 (2.83%) Google
7 402 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
8 344 (2.10%) Tableau
9 247 (1.51%) Adobe
10 215 (1.31%) Citrix
11 193 (1.18%) HP
12 180 (1.10%) IBM
13 157 (0.96%) Splunk
14 150 (0.91%) EMC
15 144 (0.88%) Red Hat
16 143 (0.87%) CheckPoint
17 129 (0.79%) Atlassian
18 110 (0.67%) Charles River
19 109 (0.66%) NetApp
20 99 (0.60%) Palo Alto