Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21281 24923 28334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.81% 13.36% 13.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.62% 49.92% 50.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16161 20703 22749
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40446 49925 56090
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.36% 26.76% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 31324 40728 44774
England median annual salary £45,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 9949 £55,000 - 732
South East -3 3971 £42,500 - 258
North of England +2 2379 £40,000 - 214
East of England +1 2052 £40,000 -5.88% 198
Midlands -2 1487 £35,000 - 125
South West +1 1481 £40,000 -4.19% 126
North West 0 1402 £40,000 - 130
West Midlands -4 969 £35,000 - 74
Yorkshire -4 797 £40,000 +3.90% 64
East Midlands -2 542 £35,000 -2.78% 51
North East +7 180 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 8115 (38.13%) Computer Science
2 6134 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5589 (26.26%) Finance
4 5246 (24.65%) SQL
5 4670 (21.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 4559 (21.42%) Java
7 4084 (19.19%) C#
8 4021 (18.89%) JavaScript
9 3681 (17.30%) Microsoft
10 3620 (17.01%) Software Engineering
11 3482 (16.36%) .NET
12 3338 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 3335 (15.67%) HTML
14 3098 (14.56%) SQL Server
15 2886 (13.56%) Windows
16 2879 (13.53%) Linux
17 2815 (13.23%) CSS
18 2607 (12.25%) Mathematics
19 2521 (11.85%) Python
20 2486 (11.68%) C++
21 2400 (11.28%) Project Management
22 2178 (10.23%) Scrum
23 2003 (9.41%) OO
24 1963 (9.22%) Oracle
25 1904 (8.95%) Banking
26 1773 (8.33%) SDLC
27 1772 (8.33%) Analytics
28 1732 (8.14%) MVC
29 1723 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
30 1711 (8.04%) Retail

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
1 598 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 422 (1.98%) Apache Spark
3 345 (1.62%) SAS
4 335 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 322 (1.51%) IIS
6 312 (1.47%) Apache
7 301 (1.41%) CMS
8 290 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 230 (1.08%) Confluence
10 224 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 167 (0.78%) OpenStack
12 162 (0.76%) JBoss
13 156 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 137 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 136 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
16 99 (0.47%) WordPress
17 94 (0.44%) WebLogic
18 89 (0.42%) nginx
19 86 (0.40%) Apache Solr
20 85 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1161 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 952 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
3 453 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 232 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 183 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 143 (0.67%) SPSS
7 127 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 108 (0.51%) Photoshop
9 96 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 69 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 42 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
12 36 (0.17%) Simulink
13 34 (0.16%) InVision
14 25 (0.12%) AutoCAD
15 23 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
16 15 (0.070%) Acrobat
16 15 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
17 13 (0.061%) InDesign
18 12 (0.056%) PaintShop Pro
18 12 (0.056%) Stata
Business Applications
1 188 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 51 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 49 (0.23%) Magento
5 49 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 47 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 44 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 44 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 42 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 41 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 38 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 37 (0.17%) Eloqua
11 37 (0.17%) SAP FI
12 34 (0.16%) SAP CO
12 34 (0.16%) SAP SCM
13 30 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 30 (0.14%) SAP BPC
13 30 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 28 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1262 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 946 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 674 (3.17%) SaaS
4 425 (2.00%) Office 365
5 285 (1.34%) GitHub
6 224 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 191 (0.90%) PaaS
8 148 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 138 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 114 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 104 (0.49%) IaaS
12 69 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 55 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
14 48 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
15 47 (0.22%) Google Play
16 40 (0.19%) OpenShift
17 35 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 35 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
18 32 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 32 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 821 (3.86%) Firewall
2 558 (2.62%) Internet
3 460 (2.16%) DNS
4 449 (2.11%) WAN
5 438 (2.06%) LAN
6 432 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 414 (1.95%) VPN
8 390 (1.83%) Wireless
9 326 (1.53%) DHCP
10 291 (1.37%) HTTP
11 271 (1.27%) Network Security
12 238 (1.12%) SAN
13 172 (0.81%) Ethernet
14 163 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 160 (0.75%) MPLS
15 160 (0.75%) VoIP
16 149 (0.70%) BGP
17 144 (0.68%) OSPF
18 136 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
18 136 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3098 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 1031 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 1021 (4.80%) MySQL
4 872 (4.10%) Big Data
5 768 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 549 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 536 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 529 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 503 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 488 (2.29%) MongoDB
11 417 (1.96%) Oracle Database
12 332 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 273 (1.28%) QlikView
14 265 (1.25%) Power BI
15 258 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 250 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
17 237 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 228 (1.07%) Data Mining
18 228 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
19 198 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1394 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 871 (4.09%) JIRA
3 712 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 695 (3.27%) Visual Studio
5 658 (3.09%) Selenium
6 627 (2.95%) Subversion
7 423 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 352 (1.65%) JUnit
9 324 (1.52%) Maven
10 262 (1.23%) NUnit
11 247 (1.16%) Cucumber
12 233 (1.09%) TeamCity
13 218 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 163 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 157 (0.74%) Jasmine
16 153 (0.72%) WebDriver
17 137 (0.64%) Mercurial
18 136 (0.64%) gulp
19 130 (0.61%) Gradle
20 128 (0.60%) TestNG
General
1 5589 (26.26%) Finance
2 1904 (8.95%) Banking
3 1711 (8.04%) Retail
4 1662 (7.81%) Marketing
5 1113 (5.23%) Telecoms
6 1092 (5.13%) Investment Banking
7 831 (3.90%) Electronics
8 750 (3.52%) Retail Banking
9 707 (3.32%) Manufacturing
10 662 (3.11%) Legal
11 582 (2.73%) Games
12 405 (1.90%) Front Office
13 400 (1.88%) Advertising
14 372 (1.75%) Automotive
15 277 (1.30%) Financial Institution
16 223 (1.05%) Law
17 221 (1.04%) Publishing
18 205 (0.96%) Aerospace
19 164 (0.77%) Back Office
20 132 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6641 (31.21%) Developer
2 3138 (14.75%) Analyst
3 1705 (8.01%) Graduate
4 1545 (7.26%) Software Engineer
5 1497 (7.03%) Consultant
6 1398 (6.57%) Java Developer
7 1367 (6.42%) Junior
8 1323 (6.22%) Software Developer
9 1274 (5.99%) C# Developer
10 1248 (5.86%) .NET Developer
11 984 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 972 (4.57%) Business Analyst
13 931 (4.37%) Architect
14 840 (3.95%) Graduate Developer
15 806 (3.79%) Junior Developer
16 703 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
17 571 (2.68%) Project Manager
18 532 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
19 461 (2.17%) C++ Software Engineer
20 420 (1.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3482 (16.36%) .NET
2 3335 (15.67%) HTML
3 2815 (13.23%) CSS
4 1656 (7.78%) ASP.NET
5 1576 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 1558 (7.32%) Web Services
7 1372 (6.45%) jQuery
8 1198 (5.63%) XML
9 1161 (5.46%) HTML5
10 881 (4.14%) Spring
11 819 (3.85%) REST
12 779 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 727 (3.42%) .NET Framework
14 660 (3.10%) Node.js
15 623 (2.93%) React
16 597 (2.81%) WCF
17 592 (2.78%) CSS3
18 578 (2.72%) RESTful
19 497 (2.34%) JSON
20 495 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8115 (38.13%) Computer Science
2 3338 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1467 (6.89%) Management Information System
4 1145 (5.38%) User Experience
5 856 (4.02%) Algorithms
6 545 (2.56%) Fintech
7 510 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 467 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 430 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 382 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 340 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 328 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 311 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 292 (1.37%) Derivative
15 263 (1.24%) Social Media
16 241 (1.13%) Virtual Team
17 213 (1.00%) Fixed Income
18 200 (0.94%) Equities
19 192 (0.90%) Driving Licence
20 185 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2886 (13.56%) Windows
2 2879 (13.53%) Linux
3 1063 (5.00%) Unix
4 764 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 647 (3.04%) Android
6 513 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 371 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 355 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 319 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 236 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 148 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 140 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 124 (0.58%) CentOS
14 122 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 111 (0.52%) Solaris
16 109 (0.51%) Windows 8
17 95 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 85 (0.40%) Mac OS X
19 81 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
20 76 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6134 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3620 (17.01%) Software Engineering
3 2607 (12.25%) Mathematics
4 2400 (11.28%) Project Management
5 2178 (10.23%) Scrum
6 2003 (9.41%) OO
7 1773 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1772 (8.33%) Analytics
9 1732 (8.14%) MVC
10 1723 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
11 1634 (7.68%) TDD
12 1604 (7.54%) Test Automation
13 1385 (6.51%) ITIL
14 1280 (6.01%) Mentoring
15 1206 (5.67%) Web Development
16 1108 (5.21%) Asset Management
17 1103 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
18 1010 (4.75%) DevOps
19 926 (4.35%) Information Security
20 888 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5246 (24.65%) SQL
2 4559 (21.42%) Java
3 4084 (19.19%) C#
4 4021 (18.89%) JavaScript
5 2521 (11.85%) Python
6 2486 (11.68%) C++
7 1615 (7.59%) C
8 923 (4.34%) PHP
9 687 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 686 (3.22%) R
11 576 (2.71%) Perl
12 498 (2.34%) Ruby
13 445 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 383 (1.80%) Scala
15 358 (1.68%) VBA
16 356 (1.67%) PL/SQL
17 343 (1.61%) Shell Script
18 315 (1.48%) VB.NET
19 312 (1.47%) MATLAB
20 301 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 4670 (21.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 930 (4.37%) Master's Degree
3 804 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 705 (3.31%) Numerate Degree
5 670 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 571 (2.68%) PhD
7 494 (2.32%) CISSP
8 445 (2.09%) ISEB
9 444 (2.09%) SC Cleared
10 440 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
11 390 (1.83%) CISM
12 369 (1.73%) ISTQB
13 334 (1.57%) PMI Certification
14 304 (1.43%) CISA
15 250 (1.17%) CCNA
16 244 (1.15%) MCSE
16 244 (1.15%) PMP
17 236 (1.11%) DV Cleared
18 218 (1.02%) HND
19 200 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1363 (6.40%) QA
2 359 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 330 (1.55%) SLA
4 303 (1.42%) PMO
5 241 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 155 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 98 (0.46%) GDPR
8 88 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 82 (0.39%) MiFID
10 69 (0.32%) COBIT
11 68 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 66 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 59 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
14 27 (0.13%) MISRA
15 26 (0.12%) Def Stans
16 22 (0.10%) IEC 61508
17 21 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 20 (0.094%) HL7
18 20 (0.094%) ISO 26262
18 20 (0.094%) P3O
System Software
1 800 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 551 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 454 (2.13%) Docker
4 270 (1.27%) Firmware
5 214 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 180 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 87 (0.41%) XenApp
8 78 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 75 (0.35%) vSphere
10 56 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 37 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 31 (0.15%) HDFS
13 30 (0.14%) Apache Flume
14 28 (0.13%) Snort
15 27 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 24 (0.11%) KVM
17 23 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
18 22 (0.10%) LXC
19 18 (0.085%) Xen
20 17 (0.080%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 390 (1.83%) Puppet
2 323 (1.52%) Ansible
3 275 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 223 (1.05%) SCCM
5 137 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 80 (0.38%) Nagios
7 72 (0.34%) SCOM
8 63 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 59 (0.28%) Nessus
10 56 (0.26%) Mesos
11 52 (0.24%) Terraform
12 50 (0.23%) logstash
13 43 (0.20%) Graphite
14 40 (0.19%) Opsview
15 38 (0.18%) ZABBIX
16 36 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
16 36 (0.17%) Kibana
17 30 (0.14%) AirWatch
17 30 (0.14%) CSIRT
18 28 (0.13%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3681 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 1963 (9.22%) Oracle
3 885 (4.16%) SAP
4 803 (3.77%) VMware
5 609 (2.86%) Cisco
6 487 (2.29%) Google
7 433 (2.03%) Tableau
8 341 (1.60%) Adobe
9 325 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 314 (1.48%) Citrix
11 273 (1.28%) IBM
12 263 (1.24%) HP
13 231 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 148 (0.70%) Juniper
15 146 (0.69%) Cognizant
16 130 (0.61%) Splunk
17 125 (0.59%) NetApp
18 120 (0.56%) Sitecore
19 114 (0.54%) ServiceNow
20 109 (0.51%) EMC