Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 6,378 15,145 19,741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.40% 11.46% 12.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.73% 47.00% 51.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,932 11,180 14,793
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,775 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 13,650 32,220 38,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.26% 24.37% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9,919 23,442 28,876
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in England

Degree
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in England.

Salary trend for Degree in England

Degree
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in England over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +2 2,902 £65,000 +8.33% 404
South East -5 1,392 £50,000 +11.11% 222
North of England -2 681 £47,207 +25.88% 173
South West -5 489 £45,000 +6.28% 115
Midlands -3 467 £47,500 +7.95% 127
East of England -1 435 £50,000 - 159
North West -3 405 £48,750 +30.00% 84
West Midlands -6 310 £47,500 +5.56% 70
Yorkshire +22 208 £45,000 +12.50% 55
East Midlands +4 155 £47,500 +11.76% 55
North East -3 68 £45,000 +20.00% 34
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 2,427 (38.05%) Computer Science
2 1,897 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,683 (26.39%) SQL
4 1,607 (25.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 1,462 (22.92%) Finance
6 1,303 (20.43%) C#
7 1,236 (19.38%) Python
8 1,160 (18.19%) Software Engineering
9 1,135 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
10 1,122 (17.59%) JavaScript
11 1,100 (17.25%) Java
12 1,069 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
13 985 (15.44%) .NET
14 961 (15.07%) Microsoft
15 935 (14.66%) SQL Server
16 874 (13.70%) Azure
17 819 (12.84%) Analytics
18 806 (12.64%) Project Management
18 806 (12.64%) AWS
19 785 (12.31%) Mathematics
20 772 (12.10%) HTML
21 731 (11.46%) Windows
22 666 (10.44%) DevOps
23 655 (10.27%) C++
24 650 (10.19%) CSS
25 637 (9.99%) Scrum
26 629 (9.86%) Linux
27 615 (9.64%) Git (software)
28 540 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
29 490 (7.68%) Test Automation

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
1 194 (3.04%) Apache Spark
2 125 (1.96%) Confluence
2 125 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 115 (1.80%) IIS
4 92 (1.44%) Apache
5 91 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 57 (0.89%) CMS
7 50 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 42 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 30 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 28 (0.44%) SAS
12 27 (0.42%) WordPress
13 26 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
14 20 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 20 (0.31%) Jupyter
14 20 (0.31%) nginx
15 18 (0.28%) Luigi
15 18 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 299 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 224 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.47%) Sketch
8 27 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.38%) InVision
10 16 (0.25%) Simulink
11 13 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 8 (0.13%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.13%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.13%) SPSS
14 7 (0.11%) TargetLink
15 6 (0.094%) Revit
15 6 (0.094%) Stata
15 6 (0.094%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 42 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 27 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 25 (0.39%) Shopify
5 22 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.27%) Magento
7 17 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 14 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 14 (0.22%) SAP MM
10 11 (0.17%) SAP SD
11 10 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
12 9 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 874 (13.70%) Azure
2 806 (12.64%) AWS
3 260 (4.08%) SaaS
4 227 (3.56%) Office 365
5 200 (3.14%) GCP
6 195 (3.06%) Power Platform
7 127 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 91 (1.43%) IaaS
9 90 (1.41%) PaaS
10 88 (1.38%) Serverless
11 71 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 60 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 55 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 55 (0.86%) GitHub
14 46 (0.72%) Amazon S3
15 45 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (0.58%) Slack
17 33 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 21 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 21 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 256 (4.01%) Firewall
2 163 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 136 (2.13%) Internet
4 133 (2.09%) LAN
5 127 (1.99%) WAN
6 124 (1.94%) VPN
7 116 (1.82%) DNS
8 96 (1.51%) Wireless
9 89 (1.40%) Network Security
9 89 (1.40%) SAN
10 67 (1.05%) HTTP
11 66 (1.03%) VoIP
12 58 (0.91%) Skype
13 52 (0.82%) DHCP
14 49 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (0.72%) SSL
16 44 (0.69%) Ethernet
17 35 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
17 35 (0.55%) MPLS
18 34 (0.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 935 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 390 (6.11%) Big Data
3 299 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 271 (4.25%) NoSQL
5 219 (3.43%) Hadoop
6 213 (3.34%) Data Lake
7 189 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 188 (2.95%) MySQL
9 186 (2.92%) Power BI
10 176 (2.76%) MongoDB
11 163 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
12 148 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 137 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 134 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
15 92 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 81 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 70 (1.10%) Data Mining
18 59 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
20 46 (0.72%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 615 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 297 (4.66%) JIRA
3 227 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 174 (2.73%) Selenium
5 157 (2.46%) Visual Studio
6 127 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 102 (1.60%) Subversion
8 75 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 70 (1.10%) Eclipse
10 63 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 55 (0.86%) Maven
12 52 (0.82%) JUnit
13 49 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
14 42 (0.66%) SpecFlow
15 41 (0.64%) Cucumber
16 40 (0.63%) GitLab
17 38 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 35 (0.55%) Mercurial
19 34 (0.53%) TeamCity
20 33 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,462 (22.92%) Finance
2 381 (5.97%) Marketing
3 262 (4.11%) Legal
4 244 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 232 (3.64%) Retail
6 231 (3.62%) Banking
7 188 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 152 (2.38%) Electronics
9 145 (2.27%) Law
10 142 (2.23%) Public Sector
11 133 (2.09%) Games
12 124 (1.94%) Front Office
13 123 (1.93%) Aerospace
14 81 (1.27%) Back Office
15 76 (1.19%) Advertising
15 76 (1.19%) Military
16 57 (0.89%) French Language
17 52 (0.82%) Automotive
18 50 (0.78%) Investment Banking
19 46 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,580 (24.77%) Developer
2 851 (13.34%) Analyst
3 577 (9.05%) Software Engineer
4 345 (5.41%) Junior
5 334 (5.24%) Architect
6 323 (5.06%) Consultant
7 297 (4.66%) Graduate
8 285 (4.47%) .NET Developer
9 278 (4.36%) Software Developer
10 273 (4.28%) C# Developer
11 272 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 253 (3.97%) Java Developer
13 208 (3.26%) Data Analyst
14 198 (3.10%) Junior Developer
15 165 (2.59%) Business Analyst
16 160 (2.51%) Data Engineer
17 151 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
18 148 (2.32%) Project Manager
19 135 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
20 132 (2.07%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (15.44%) .NET
2 772 (12.10%) HTML
3 650 (10.19%) CSS
4 429 (6.73%) AngularJS
5 354 (5.55%) React
6 332 (5.21%) Web Services
7 286 (4.48%) .NET Framework
8 278 (4.36%) .NET Core
9 277 (4.34%) ASP.NET
10 276 (4.33%) Node.js
11 245 (3.84%) XML
12 240 (3.76%) REST
13 225 (3.53%) HTML5
14 199 (3.12%) jQuery
15 163 (2.56%) Kafka
16 160 (2.51%) Spring
17 152 (2.38%) JSON
18 146 (2.29%) Vue.js
19 140 (2.20%) RESTful
20 127 (1.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,135 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
2 464 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 354 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
4 322 (5.05%) Algorithms
5 291 (4.56%) User Experience
6 166 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 163 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 149 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 142 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 136 (2.13%) Data Structures
10 136 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 133 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 127 (1.99%) Hedge funds
13 85 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 76 (1.19%) Cloud Native
14 76 (1.19%) Derivative
15 69 (1.08%) Equities
16 66 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
17 59 (0.93%) Fixed Income
18 56 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 731 (11.46%) Windows
2 629 (9.86%) Linux
3 201 (3.15%) Windows Server
4 177 (2.78%) Unix
5 146 (2.29%) Android
6 130 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 87 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 69 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
10 47 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 41 (0.64%) CentOS
12 27 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 27 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.28%) VMS
17 14 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
18 13 (0.20%) Solaris
19 11 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,427 (38.05%) Computer Science
2 1,897 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,160 (18.19%) Software Engineering
4 1,069 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
5 819 (12.84%) Analytics
6 806 (12.64%) Project Management
7 785 (12.31%) Mathematics
8 666 (10.44%) DevOps
9 637 (9.99%) Scrum
10 540 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
11 490 (7.68%) Test Automation
12 470 (7.37%) OO
13 464 (7.28%) ITIL
14 433 (6.79%) Machine Learning
15 419 (6.57%) Data Analysis
16 407 (6.38%) Mentoring
17 381 (5.97%) SDLC
18 368 (5.77%) Microservices
19 367 (5.75%) Artificial Intelligence
20 360 (5.64%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,683 (26.39%) SQL
2 1,303 (20.43%) C#
3 1,236 (19.38%) Python
4 1,122 (17.59%) JavaScript
5 1,100 (17.25%) Java
6 655 (10.27%) C++
7 449 (7.04%) C
8 219 (3.43%) PowerShell
9 215 (3.37%) PHP
10 184 (2.88%) R
11 173 (2.71%) T-SQL
12 161 (2.52%) Scala
13 142 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 135 (2.12%) TypeScript
15 98 (1.54%) Shell Script
16 93 (1.46%) MATLAB
17 86 (1.35%) Go
18 82 (1.29%) Perl
19 71 (1.11%) Ruby
20 68 (1.07%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,607 (25.20%) Computer Science Degree
2 393 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 317 (4.97%) Master's Degree
4 212 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 182 (2.85%) SC Cleared
7 175 (2.74%) CISSP
8 135 (2.12%) Numerate Degree
9 134 (2.10%) DV Cleared
10 110 (1.72%) CCNA
11 107 (1.68%) CISM
12 100 (1.57%) PhD
13 94 (1.47%) MCSE
14 85 (1.33%) AWS Certification
15 76 (1.19%) CCNP
16 72 (1.13%) CISA
17 69 (1.08%) ISTQB
18 65 (1.02%) HND
19 64 (1.00%) MBA
20 58 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (5.10%) QA
2 137 (2.15%) GDPR
3 129 (2.02%) SLA
4 118 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 96 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 91 (1.43%) GAAP
7 70 (1.10%) NIST
8 53 (0.83%) PMO
9 48 (0.75%) PCI DSS
10 34 (0.53%) COBIT
11 24 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
12 22 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 21 (0.33%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.27%) ISO 26262
15 16 (0.25%) NCSC
16 15 (0.24%) ISO 22301
17 11 (0.17%) ISO 31000
17 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 10 (0.16%) ISO 13485
18 10 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 450 (7.06%) Docker
2 279 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 171 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (1.69%) Firmware
5 106 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.42%) vSphere
7 25 (0.39%) HDFS
8 20 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 15 (0.24%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.16%) KVM
15 9 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.094%) XenApp
18 5 (0.078%) Slurm Workload Manager
19 4 (0.063%) Lustre
19 4 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 277 (4.34%) Kubernetes
2 178 (2.79%) Ansible
3 151 (2.37%) Terraform
4 105 (1.65%) Puppet
5 71 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (1.11%) SCCM
6 35 (0.55%) Kibana
6 35 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.31%) Grafana
8 20 (0.31%) Salt
8 20 (0.31%) SCOM
9 19 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
10 16 (0.25%) Prometheus
11 13 (0.20%) HP ALM
11 13 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.17%) Rancher
13 10 (0.16%) Icinga
13 10 (0.16%) SELinux
14 9 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 961 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 488 (7.65%) Oracle
3 298 (4.67%) Tableau
4 242 (3.79%) VMware
5 194 (3.04%) Cisco
6 192 (3.01%) Cadence
7 185 (2.90%) SAP
8 180 (2.82%) Teradata
9 175 (2.74%) Google
10 172 (2.70%) Blue Prism
10 172 (2.70%) UiPath
11 171 (2.68%) Automation Anywhere
12 167 (2.62%) Alteryx
13 138 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
14 84 (1.32%) HP
15 82 (1.29%) Citrix
15 82 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 62 (0.97%) IBM
17 61 (0.96%) Adobe
18 51 (0.80%) Juniper