Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 14,081 18,207 21,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 12.00% 12.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.99% 50.20% 53.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10,359 13,378 16,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,581 £47,461
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.08% +0.25% +5.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £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 28,743 36,272 40,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.87% 23.91% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21,296 27,001 31,690
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -3 6,157 £60,000 +3.45% 943
South East +4 3,466 £45,000 - 709
North of England -3 1,358 £40,023 -5.83% 442
South West +1 1,087 £45,000 +12.50% 359
Midlands -3 1,068 £45,000 +12.50% 371
East of England +1 911 £45,000 +5.88% 476
North West -6 834 £42,500 - 261
West Midlands -3 699 £45,000 +12.50% 227
Yorkshire -8 418 £37,500 -6.25% 129
East Midlands -6 365 £47,500 +17.28% 143
North East +6 106 £46,500 -2.19% 52
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 5,418 (38.48%) Computer Science
2 4,673 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 3,228 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 3,226 (22.91%) Finance
5 2,893 (20.55%) SQL
6 2,850 (20.24%) C#
7 2,491 (17.69%) Problem-Solving
8 2,451 (17.41%) JavaScript
9 2,390 (16.97%) Software Engineering
10 2,360 (16.76%) Python
11 2,256 (16.02%) Java
12 2,217 (15.74%) Microsoft
13 2,211 (15.70%) .NET
14 1,912 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
15 1,729 (12.28%) Azure
16 1,715 (12.18%) Windows
17 1,704 (12.10%) Mathematics
18 1,693 (12.02%) HTML
19 1,647 (11.70%) Linux
20 1,606 (11.41%) Project Management
21 1,554 (11.04%) SQL Server
22 1,498 (10.64%) AWS
23 1,410 (10.01%) C++
24 1,405 (9.98%) CSS
25 1,284 (9.12%) Git (software)
26 1,277 (9.07%) C
27 1,269 (9.01%) Scrum
28 1,145 (8.13%) DevOps
29 1,128 (8.01%) ITIL
30 1,117 (7.93%) 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
1 285 (2.02%) Apache Spark
2 260 (1.85%) Confluence
3 230 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 220 (1.56%) IIS
5 202 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 174 (1.24%) CMS
7 143 (1.02%) Apache
7 143 (1.02%) SAS
8 128 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 123 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 71 (0.50%) nginx
11 69 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 63 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 52 (0.37%) WordPress
14 42 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 42 (0.30%) JBoss
15 38 (0.27%) ArcGIS
16 35 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 31 (0.22%) WebSphere
18 25 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 656 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 611 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 280 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 108 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 81 (0.58%) Sketch
7 73 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 48 (0.34%) InVision
8 48 (0.34%) Simulink
9 45 (0.32%) SPSS
10 41 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 41 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 25 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 24 (0.17%) AutoCAD
13 19 (0.13%) InDesign
14 16 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 13 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
16 12 (0.085%) Marvel
16 12 (0.085%) Zeplin
17 9 (0.064%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 97 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 33 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 32 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 32 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 31 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 30 (0.21%) SAP MM
8 25 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 23 (0.16%) thinkFolio
10 22 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 20 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
12 18 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 17 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
13 17 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 16 (0.11%) Primavera
14 16 (0.11%) SAP CO
14 16 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 16 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,729 (12.28%) Azure
2 1,498 (10.64%) AWS
3 560 (3.98%) SaaS
4 546 (3.88%) Office 365
5 408 (2.90%) GCP
6 348 (2.47%) Power Platform
7 224 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 168 (1.19%) Serverless
9 143 (1.02%) GitHub
10 132 (0.94%) PaaS
11 131 (0.93%) IaaS
12 102 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
13 100 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 89 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
15 84 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
16 75 (0.53%) OpenShift
17 64 (0.45%) Amazon S3
18 61 (0.43%) Google Analytics
19 57 (0.40%) G Suite
20 55 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 694 (4.93%) Firewall
2 428 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 410 (2.91%) WAN
4 399 (2.83%) Internet
5 369 (2.62%) DNS
6 367 (2.61%) LAN
7 294 (2.09%) VPN
8 289 (2.05%) Wireless
9 236 (1.68%) DHCP
10 223 (1.58%) Network Security
11 200 (1.42%) MPLS
12 193 (1.37%) VoIP
13 149 (1.06%) BGP
14 147 (1.04%) SAN
15 145 (1.03%) HTTP
16 131 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
17 126 (0.89%) Unified Communications
18 103 (0.73%) OSPF
19 100 (0.71%) Skype
20 92 (0.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,554 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 706 (5.01%) Big Data
3 493 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 449 (3.19%) MySQL
5 401 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 339 (2.41%) Power BI
7 333 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 327 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 311 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 310 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 300 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
12 153 (1.09%) Data Mining
13 149 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 144 (1.02%) MongoDB
15 126 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 119 (0.85%) Oracle Database
17 103 (0.73%) Redis
18 96 (0.68%) Data Lake
19 86 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
20 80 (0.57%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,284 (9.12%) Git (software)
2 776 (5.51%) JIRA
3 549 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 373 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 313 (2.22%) Selenium
6 241 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 221 (1.57%) Subversion
8 133 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 131 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 129 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 115 (0.82%) Maven
12 113 (0.80%) Cucumber
13 111 (0.79%) JUnit
13 111 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 90 (0.64%) SpecFlow
15 84 (0.60%) NUnit
16 83 (0.59%) webpack
17 77 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 76 (0.54%) Gradle
19 67 (0.48%) Mocha
General
1 3,226 (22.91%) Finance
2 976 (6.93%) Marketing
3 767 (5.45%) Banking
4 711 (5.05%) Retail
5 676 (4.80%) Telecoms
6 508 (3.61%) Electronics
7 447 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 436 (3.10%) Public Sector
9 361 (2.56%) Games
10 312 (2.22%) Front Office
11 311 (2.21%) Legal
12 291 (2.07%) Aerospace
13 233 (1.65%) Advertising
14 221 (1.57%) Law
15 183 (1.30%) German Language
16 175 (1.24%) French Language
17 173 (1.23%) Military
18 145 (1.03%) Automotive
18 145 (1.03%) Investment Banking
19 110 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,698 (26.26%) Developer
2 1,366 (9.70%) Analyst
3 1,260 (8.95%) Software Engineer
4 1,004 (7.13%) Consultant
5 990 (7.03%) Junior
6 988 (7.02%) Graduate
7 820 (5.82%) Software Developer
8 792 (5.62%) Architect
9 693 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 662 (4.70%) .NET Developer
11 604 (4.29%) C# Developer
12 569 (4.04%) Java Developer
13 559 (3.97%) Graduate Developer
14 558 (3.96%) Junior Developer
15 441 (3.13%) Project Manager
16 334 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
17 327 (2.32%) Support Engineer
18 322 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 311 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
20 293 (2.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,211 (15.70%) .NET
2 1,693 (12.02%) HTML
3 1,405 (9.98%) CSS
4 1,074 (7.63%) AngularJS
5 817 (5.80%) React
6 810 (5.75%) Web Services
7 805 (5.72%) ASP.NET
8 662 (4.70%) REST
9 660 (4.69%) HTML5
10 535 (3.80%) Node.js
11 492 (3.49%) jQuery
12 443 (3.15%) XML
13 436 (3.10%) Spring
14 409 (2.90%) RESTful
15 370 (2.63%) .NET Framework
16 361 (2.56%) CSS3
17 316 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 270 (1.92%) .NET Core
19 228 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
20 219 (1.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,912 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 957 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 850 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
4 844 (5.99%) User Experience
5 666 (4.73%) Algorithms
6 354 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 321 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 266 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 231 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 214 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 199 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 198 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 172 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 164 (1.16%) Fixed Income
15 139 (0.99%) Driving Licence
16 138 (0.98%) Robotics
17 137 (0.97%) Social Media
18 131 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
19 129 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 114 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,715 (12.18%) Windows
2 1,647 (11.70%) Linux
3 465 (3.30%) Unix
4 413 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 328 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 301 (2.14%) Android
7 228 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 163 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 142 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 99 (0.70%) CentOS
11 97 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 88 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 85 (0.60%) Solaris
14 84 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 62 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 40 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
17 39 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 37 (0.26%) VMS
19 36 (0.26%) Windows 8
20 27 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,418 (38.48%) Computer Science
2 4,673 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,491 (17.69%) Problem-Solving
4 2,390 (16.97%) Software Engineering
5 1,704 (12.10%) Mathematics
6 1,606 (11.41%) Project Management
7 1,269 (9.01%) Scrum
8 1,145 (8.13%) DevOps
9 1,128 (8.01%) ITIL
10 1,117 (7.93%) Analytics
11 1,004 (7.13%) Mentoring
12 981 (6.97%) Test Automation
13 888 (6.31%) OO
14 870 (6.18%) SDLC
15 834 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
16 810 (5.75%) MVC
17 805 (5.72%) TDD
18 790 (5.61%) Machine Learning
19 774 (5.50%) Data Science
20 770 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,893 (20.55%) SQL
2 2,850 (20.24%) C#
3 2,451 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 2,360 (16.76%) Python
5 2,256 (16.02%) Java
6 1,410 (10.01%) C++
7 1,277 (9.07%) C
8 537 (3.81%) R
9 494 (3.51%) PHP
10 483 (3.43%) PowerShell
11 379 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 319 (2.27%) Scala
13 313 (2.22%) TypeScript
14 260 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 241 (1.71%) Ruby
16 194 (1.38%) MATLAB
17 178 (1.26%) Perl
18 167 (1.19%) Go
19 164 (1.16%) Java 8
20 159 (1.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3,228 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 574 (4.08%) Master's Degree
3 564 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 517 (3.67%) CISSP
5 462 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 424 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 347 (2.46%) CISM
8 342 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
9 265 (1.88%) PhD
10 250 (1.78%) CCNA
11 246 (1.75%) SC Cleared
12 226 (1.60%) CCNP
13 216 (1.53%) HND
14 194 (1.38%) PMI Certification
15 193 (1.37%) MCP
16 187 (1.33%) CISA
17 185 (1.31%) DV Cleared
18 167 (1.19%) PMP
19 163 (1.16%) MCSE
20 153 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 740 (5.26%) QA
2 348 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 273 (1.94%) SLA
4 259 (1.84%) GDPR
5 181 (1.29%) PMO
6 154 (1.09%) NIST
7 139 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 136 (0.97%) Data Quality
9 70 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 63 (0.45%) NCSC
11 46 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
12 45 (0.32%) COBIT
13 43 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 29 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 27 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 22 (0.16%) IFRS
17 18 (0.13%) IFRS 9
17 18 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
18 15 (0.11%) Def Stans
18 15 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 823 (5.84%) Docker
2 676 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 412 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 227 (1.61%) Firmware
5 158 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 76 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 51 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (0.31%) XenApp
10 40 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (0.21%) NFS
11 30 (0.21%) VirtualBox
12 28 (0.20%) vSphere
13 23 (0.16%) Varnish
13 23 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.14%) XenDesktop
15 18 (0.13%) HDFS
16 15 (0.11%) vCloud
17 14 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.071%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 510 (3.62%) Kubernetes
2 336 (2.39%) Ansible
3 257 (1.83%) Terraform
4 241 (1.71%) Puppet
5 150 (1.07%) SCCM
6 145 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 58 (0.41%) Nessus
8 57 (0.40%) Salt
9 45 (0.32%) Nagios
10 41 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 40 (0.28%) Packer
12 39 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 38 (0.27%) SCOM
13 38 (0.27%) SQL Sentry
14 37 (0.26%) Consul
15 36 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
15 36 (0.26%) Kibana
16 34 (0.24%) QRadar
17 31 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
18 29 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2,217 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 803 (5.70%) Oracle
3 598 (4.25%) VMware
4 550 (3.91%) Cisco
5 539 (3.83%) Google
6 399 (2.83%) SAP
7 329 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 230 (1.63%) Tableau
9 226 (1.60%) Citrix
10 203 (1.44%) Splunk
11 189 (1.34%) Adobe
12 170 (1.21%) ServiceNow
13 155 (1.10%) IBM
14 133 (0.94%) Apple
15 126 (0.89%) EMC
16 120 (0.85%) Juniper
17 113 (0.80%) Atlassian
18 112 (0.80%) Sage
19 111 (0.79%) Palo Alto
20 110 (0.78%) HP