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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 15 23 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 17,756 7,873 8,745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 12.96% 9.76% 10.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.83% 47.19% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6,917 5,118 6,551
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,481
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,593
Median % change year-on-year - +6.60% +3.19%
75th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +4.17%

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 32,983 16,683 18,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.08% 20.69% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15,048 11,260 14,106
10th Percentile £30,915 £31,250 £28,946
25th Percentile £40,853 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,075 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +1 8,196 £65,000 -3.70% 616
South East +8 3,497 £50,845 +1.69% 326
North of England +13 1,686 £42,500 -10.53% 271
East of England +4 1,549 £46,500 -7.00% 210
Midlands +16 1,544 £45,000 - 238
West Midlands +13 1,049 £45,000 -5.26% 138
South West +4 971 £45,000 - 227
North West +10 849 £46,987 +4.42% 155
Yorkshire +13 647 £45,000 -10.00% 92
East Midlands +24 477 £41,500 -2.35% 98
North East +16 191 £40,000 +2.56% 24
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 7,179 (40.43%) Computer Science
2 6,525 (36.75%) Social Skills
3 6,359 (35.81%) Agile
4 4,423 (24.91%) Finance
5 4,202 (23.67%) Software Engineering
6 4,187 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
7 3,987 (22.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 3,966 (22.34%) Python
9 3,514 (19.79%) SQL
10 3,166 (17.83%) AWS
11 3,016 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
12 2,737 (15.41%) JavaScript
13 2,622 (14.77%) Azure
14 2,570 (14.47%) Mathematics
15 2,550 (14.36%) Java
16 2,549 (14.36%) Analytics
17 2,319 (13.06%) Project Management
18 2,270 (12.78%) DevOps
19 2,215 (12.47%) Microsoft
20 2,117 (11.92%) C#
21 2,107 (11.87%) Marketing
22 2,060 (11.60%) Linux
23 1,996 (11.24%) CI/CD
24 1,939 (10.92%) C++
25 1,889 (10.64%) Mentoring
26 1,873 (10.55%) Data Science
27 1,769 (9.96%) React
28 1,748 (9.84%) Git (software)
29 1,718 (9.68%) HTML
30 1,680 (9.46%) C

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 (2.12%) Apache Spark
2 347 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 342 (1.93%) Confluence
4 224 (1.26%) SAS
5 212 (1.19%) Apache
6 195 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 178 (1.00%) IIS
8 175 (0.99%) CMS
9 137 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
10 91 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 78 (0.44%) WordPress
12 71 (0.40%) MS Exchange
13 61 (0.34%) Jupyter
14 60 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 51 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 48 (0.27%) WebSphere
17 42 (0.24%) Apache Solr
18 38 (0.21%) Documentum
18 38 (0.21%) Headless CMS
19 35 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 960 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 785 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 458 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (1.19%) Sketch
5 162 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 155 (0.87%) InVision
7 146 (0.82%) Simulink
8 140 (0.79%) MS Visio
9 126 (0.71%) Photoshop
10 89 (0.50%) Adobe XD
11 71 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
12 70 (0.39%) CATIA
13 69 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 67 (0.38%) Zeplin
15 55 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
16 47 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
17 44 (0.25%) SPSS
18 43 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
19 36 (0.20%) Chatbot
20 29 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 159 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 55 (0.31%) Magento
4 53 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 38 (0.21%) TrackWise
6 34 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 28 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 24 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 24 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 24 (0.14%) Teamcenter
9 22 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (0.090%) Primavera
11 14 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
11 14 (0.079%) Shopify
12 13 (0.073%) R3 Corda
13 12 (0.068%) Maximo
14 10 (0.056%) ENOVIA
14 10 (0.056%) SAP CRM
14 10 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.056%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,166 (17.83%) AWS
2 2,622 (14.77%) Azure
3 1,210 (6.81%) GCP
4 1,087 (6.12%) SaaS
5 905 (5.10%) Power Platform
6 812 (4.57%) Serverless
7 571 (3.22%) GitHub
8 502 (2.83%) Microsoft 365
9 406 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 294 (1.66%) PaaS
11 233 (1.31%) Figma
12 227 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
13 218 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
14 213 (1.20%) Google Analytics
15 208 (1.17%) Amazon S3
16 197 (1.11%) IaaS
17 181 (1.02%) OpenShift
18 147 (0.83%) Slack
19 145 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
20 139 (0.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 497 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 455 (2.56%) HTTP
3 387 (2.18%) Firewall
4 324 (1.82%) Internet
5 283 (1.59%) DNS
6 273 (1.54%) WAN
7 215 (1.21%) LAN
8 199 (1.12%) Wireless
9 192 (1.08%) VPN
10 186 (1.05%) DHCP
11 120 (0.68%) Network Security
12 117 (0.66%) VoIP
13 111 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
14 105 (0.59%) SD-WAN
15 102 (0.57%) SAN
16 92 (0.52%) BGP
17 81 (0.46%) Broadband
17 81 (0.46%) OSPF
18 71 (0.40%) MPLS
19 67 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,368 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 871 (4.91%) Relational Database
3 858 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 759 (4.27%) Big Data
5 752 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
6 733 (4.13%) Power BI
7 726 (4.09%) MySQL
8 564 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
9 453 (2.55%) Tableau
10 356 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 271 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 264 (1.49%) Data Lake
13 247 (1.39%) Hadoop
14 245 (1.38%) Data Mining
15 223 (1.26%) Redis
16 208 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 177 (1.00%) BigQuery
18 174 (0.98%) Oracle Database
19 167 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 154 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,748 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 1,166 (6.57%) JIRA
3 971 (5.47%) Jenkins
4 294 (1.66%) Visual Studio
5 240 (1.35%) GitLab
6 212 (1.19%) Selenium
7 184 (1.04%) webpack
8 169 (0.95%) JUnit
9 160 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 159 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
11 156 (0.88%) Mocha
12 153 (0.86%) Subversion
13 146 (0.82%) NUnit
14 142 (0.80%) Cypress.io
14 142 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 135 (0.76%) Cucumber
16 134 (0.75%) Maven
17 111 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
18 103 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
19 102 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 6,525 (36.75%) Social Skills
2 4,423 (24.91%) Finance
3 3,016 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2,107 (11.87%) Marketing
5 1,322 (7.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 979 (5.51%) Legal
7 854 (4.81%) Retail
8 838 (4.72%) Automotive
9 809 (4.56%) Games
10 762 (4.29%) Public Sector
11 723 (4.07%) Electronics
12 688 (3.87%) Presentation Skills
13 686 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 674 (3.80%) Manufacturing
15 662 (3.73%) Banking
16 649 (3.66%) Law
17 564 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
18 482 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
19 451 (2.54%) Advertising
20 446 (2.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3,073 (17.31%) Developer
2 2,278 (12.83%) Software Engineer
3 1,828 (10.30%) Analyst
4 1,130 (6.36%) Graduate
5 976 (5.50%) Architect
6 783 (4.41%) Senior Developer
7 624 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 611 (3.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 587 (3.31%) Junior
10 544 (3.06%) Consultant
11 467 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
12 449 (2.53%) Project Manager
13 429 (2.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 427 (2.40%) Data Engineer
15 408 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
16 402 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
17 387 (2.18%) Data Analyst
18 357 (2.01%) Trainee
19 350 (1.97%) Principal Engineer
20 347 (1.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,769 (9.96%) React
2 1,718 (9.68%) HTML
3 1,555 (8.76%) CSS
4 1,428 (8.04%) .NET
5 1,061 (5.98%) AngularJS
6 972 (5.47%) REST
7 892 (5.02%) Node.js
8 759 (4.27%) Web Services
9 756 (4.26%) HTML5
10 645 (3.63%) Spring
11 639 (3.60%) RESTful
12 545 (3.07%) Vue.js
13 529 (2.98%) CSS3
14 487 (2.74%) JSON
15 461 (2.60%) Spring Boot
16 460 (2.59%) Kafka
17 438 (2.47%) ASP.NET
18 425 (2.39%) XML
19 357 (2.01%) Sass
20 356 (2.00%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,600 (9.01%) User Experience
2 1,272 (7.16%) Algorithms
3 1,123 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
4 1,103 (6.21%) Management Information System
5 799 (4.50%) Data Structures
6 499 (2.81%) Driving Licence
7 435 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 422 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
9 420 (2.37%) Cloud Native
10 409 (2.30%) Virtual Team
11 356 (2.00%) IoT
12 347 (1.95%) Life Science
13 294 (1.66%) Social Media
14 286 (1.61%) Data Centre
15 271 (1.53%) Public Cloud
16 266 (1.50%) Blog
17 214 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
18 204 (1.15%) NHS
19 179 (1.01%) Biotechnology
20 176 (0.99%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2,060 (11.60%) Linux
2 1,499 (8.44%) Windows
3 522 (2.94%) Unix
4 495 (2.79%) Android
5 395 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 366 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 164 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 121 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 97 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 81 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
12 65 (0.37%) VMS
13 55 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 47 (0.26%) CentOS
15 46 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
16 45 (0.25%) Windows 7
17 43 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 40 (0.23%) Solaris
19 38 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 37 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,179 (40.43%) Computer Science
2 6,359 (35.81%) Agile
3 4,202 (23.67%) Software Engineering
4 4,187 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
5 2,570 (14.47%) Mathematics
6 2,549 (14.36%) Analytics
7 2,319 (13.06%) Project Management
8 2,270 (12.78%) DevOps
9 1,996 (11.24%) CI/CD
10 1,889 (10.64%) Mentoring
11 1,873 (10.55%) Data Science
12 1,678 (9.45%) Decision-Making
13 1,630 (9.18%) Machine Learning
14 1,538 (8.66%) Scrum
15 1,505 (8.48%) Artificial Intelligence
16 1,498 (8.44%) Test Automation
17 1,383 (7.79%) Full Stack Development
18 1,378 (7.76%) Software Testing
19 1,358 (7.65%) Risk Management
20 1,277 (7.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,966 (22.34%) Python
2 3,514 (19.79%) SQL
3 2,737 (15.41%) JavaScript
4 2,550 (14.36%) Java
5 2,117 (11.92%) C#
6 1,939 (10.92%) C++
7 1,680 (9.46%) C
8 895 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 636 (3.58%) R
10 474 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 382 (2.15%) PHP
12 352 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 348 (1.96%) MATLAB
14 329 (1.85%) Go
15 289 (1.63%) Objective-C
16 283 (1.59%) Scala
17 282 (1.59%) Bash
18 241 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 220 (1.24%) Kotlin
20 200 (1.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3,987 (22.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1,406 (7.92%) Master's Degree
3 789 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 507 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 467 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
6 454 (2.56%) PhD
7 367 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 330 (1.86%) PMI Certification
9 318 (1.79%) CISSP
10 234 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 224 (1.26%) PMP
12 216 (1.22%) CISM
13 172 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
14 156 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 155 (0.87%) CCNA
15 155 (0.87%) DBS Check
15 155 (0.87%) HND
16 127 (0.72%) CRISC
17 124 (0.70%) CCNP
18 123 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,135 (6.39%) QA
2 489 (2.75%) Accessibility
3 413 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 332 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 302 (1.70%) GDPR
6 195 (1.10%) PMO
7 194 (1.09%) SLA
8 183 (1.03%) NIST
9 137 (0.77%) GRC
10 127 (0.72%) ISO 9001
11 107 (0.60%) Good Clinical Practice
12 102 (0.57%) ISO 26262
13 84 (0.47%) GxP
14 79 (0.44%) CDISC
15 72 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
16 69 (0.39%) PCI DSS
17 61 (0.34%) GMP
18 56 (0.32%) IEC 62304
19 46 (0.26%) COBIT
20 45 (0.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1,391 (7.83%) Docker
2 569 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 257 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 163 (0.92%) Firmware
5 104 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 66 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 58 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (0.30%) vSphere
9 45 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 34 (0.19%) LXC
11 31 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.16%) XenApp
13 26 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.084%) HDFS
16 14 (0.079%) zsh
17 12 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 10 (0.056%) Slurm Workload Manager
19 9 (0.051%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 1,149 (6.47%) Kubernetes
2 603 (3.40%) Terraform
3 460 (2.59%) Ansible
4 199 (1.12%) Puppet
5 138 (0.78%) SCCM
6 129 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 105 (0.59%) Grafana
8 80 (0.45%) Kibana
9 77 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 77 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 51 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 46 (0.26%) Nagios
12 37 (0.21%) WSUS
13 35 (0.20%) NetBackup
14 31 (0.17%) Istio
15 30 (0.17%) HAProxy
16 28 (0.16%) vCenter Server
17 26 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
18 24 (0.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
18 24 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2,215 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 920 (5.18%) Google
3 734 (4.13%) Oracle
4 523 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
5 409 (2.30%) SAP
6 341 (1.92%) Adobe
7 331 (1.86%) Cisco
8 326 (1.84%) VMware
9 257 (1.45%) Apple
10 203 (1.14%) IBM
11 161 (0.91%) MuleSoft
12 139 (0.78%) Bloomberg
13 136 (0.77%) Splunk
14 131 (0.74%) Facebook
15 126 (0.71%) Databricks
16 125 (0.70%) Alteryx
17 123 (0.69%) Citrix
18 113 (0.64%) ANSYS
19 105 (0.59%) ServiceNow
20 102 (0.57%) Red Hat