Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 4,371 14,319 18,509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.73% 11.31% 12.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.67% 48.41% 50.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,774 10,700 13,889
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +5.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 9,786 29,581 36,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.79% 23.36% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,369 21,715 27,146
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -3 1,927 £65,000 +8.33% 522
South East -6 916 £50,000 +11.11% 255
North of England +1 579 £50,000 +25.00% 200
South West -5 345 £45,000 - 141
Midlands -7 338 £47,758 +6.13% 161
North West -13 269 £51,250 +28.13% 104
Yorkshire +24 258 £50,000 +31.58% 55
West Midlands -5 248 £48,500 +7.78% 107
East of England -7 224 £50,500 +12.22% 189
East Midlands -8 90 £45,000 -5.26% 52
North East -8 52 £44,500 -4.30% 41
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,685 (38.55%) Computer Science
2 1,298 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,170 (26.77%) SQL
4 1,053 (24.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 1,038 (23.75%) Finance
6 905 (20.70%) Software Engineering
7 879 (20.11%) JavaScript
8 874 (20.00%) Python
9 802 (18.35%) C#
10 798 (18.26%) Java
11 759 (17.36%) Microsoft
12 704 (16.11%) Azure
13 684 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
14 674 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
15 666 (15.24%) .NET
16 663 (15.17%) Mathematics
17 617 (14.12%) AWS
18 556 (12.72%) HTML
19 548 (12.54%) DevOps
20 533 (12.19%) SQL Server
21 505 (11.55%) Scrum
22 504 (11.53%) CSS
23 498 (11.39%) Project Management
24 489 (11.19%) Linux
25 458 (10.48%) Windows
26 448 (10.25%) Git (software)
27 442 (10.11%) Analytics
28 402 (9.20%) C++
29 384 (8.79%) Test Automation
30 383 (8.76%) Management Information System

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
1 128 (2.93%) Apache Spark
2 105 (2.40%) Confluence
2 105 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 64 (1.46%) IIS
4 53 (1.21%) Apache
5 47 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (1.03%) CMS
7 30 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 27 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 20 (0.46%) SAS
10 17 (0.39%) nginx
10 17 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.23%) Luigi
13 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.23%) WordPress
14 9 (0.21%) Jupyter
15 8 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 207 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.53%) Sketch
7 19 (0.43%) Figma
8 18 (0.41%) InVision
9 12 (0.27%) Simulink
9 12 (0.27%) SPSS
10 11 (0.25%) AutoCAD
10 11 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.23%) 3ds Max
12 9 (0.21%) Stata
13 8 (0.18%) Revit
13 8 (0.18%) SketchUp
14 7 (0.16%) ArchiCAD
14 7 (0.16%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.16%) MicroStation
14 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 64 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 17 (0.39%) Shopify
3 16 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.25%) Magento
6 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.18%) Endur
7 8 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.11%) Maximo
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.11%) SAP EWM
9 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 704 (16.11%) Azure
2 617 (14.12%) AWS
3 205 (4.69%) SaaS
4 190 (4.35%) GCP
5 176 (4.03%) Power Platform
6 156 (3.57%) Office 365
7 89 (2.04%) PaaS
8 85 (1.94%) IaaS
9 83 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
10 72 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 61 (1.40%) Serverless
12 46 (1.05%) GitHub
13 45 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 43 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 29 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
16 26 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (0.48%) Google Analytics
17 21 (0.48%) Slack
18 20 (0.46%) PowerApps
19 18 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 157 (3.59%) Firewall
2 91 (2.08%) Internet
3 87 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 72 (1.65%) DNS
5 70 (1.60%) LAN
5 70 (1.60%) Network Security
5 70 (1.60%) VPN
6 65 (1.49%) WAN
7 56 (1.28%) Wireless
8 47 (1.08%) SAN
9 45 (1.03%) HTTP
10 42 (0.96%) Skype
11 37 (0.85%) SSL
12 33 (0.75%) VoIP
13 30 (0.69%) DHCP
14 29 (0.66%) 5G
15 28 (0.64%) 4G
16 23 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 301 (6.89%) Big Data
3 283 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 233 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 146 (3.34%) Hadoop
6 135 (3.09%) Power BI
7 130 (2.97%) MongoDB
8 127 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (2.75%) MySQL
10 112 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 111 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 110 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 68 (1.56%) Data Lake
14 56 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 56 (1.28%) Data Mining
15 49 (1.12%) Apache Hive
16 45 (1.03%) QlikView
17 41 (0.94%) RDBMS
18 39 (0.89%) Blockchain
19 33 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 448 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 195 (4.46%) JIRA
3 141 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 123 (2.81%) Selenium
5 119 (2.72%) Visual Studio
6 90 (2.06%) Subversion
7 66 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (1.08%) Mercurial
9 46 (1.05%) Maven
10 39 (0.89%) JUnit
11 31 (0.71%) Eclipse
12 30 (0.69%) GitLab
13 29 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (0.62%) Bitbucket
15 26 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 25 (0.57%) SoapUI
17 24 (0.55%) TeamCity
18 16 (0.37%) Gradle
19 15 (0.34%) ERwin
19 15 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,038 (23.75%) Finance
2 233 (5.33%) Marketing
3 206 (4.71%) Banking
4 189 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 168 (3.84%) Manufacturing
6 163 (3.73%) Electronics
7 148 (3.39%) Public Sector
8 115 (2.63%) Legal
9 113 (2.59%) Retail
10 98 (2.24%) Law
11 88 (2.01%) Front Office
12 72 (1.65%) Advertising
13 67 (1.53%) Games
14 60 (1.37%) Aerospace
15 41 (0.94%) Back Office
16 38 (0.87%) French Language
17 35 (0.80%) Private Banking
18 34 (0.78%) Billing
18 34 (0.78%) Police
19 32 (0.73%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,095 (25.05%) Developer
2 463 (10.59%) Analyst
3 452 (10.34%) Software Engineer
4 232 (5.31%) Architect
5 229 (5.24%) Consultant
6 203 (4.64%) Junior
7 194 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 187 (4.28%) Senior Developer
9 184 (4.21%) Java Developer
10 181 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 181 (4.14%) Graduate
10 181 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 124 (2.84%) Business Analyst
12 114 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 111 (2.54%) Junior Developer
14 105 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
15 104 (2.38%) Java Engineer
16 96 (2.20%) Data Engineer
17 91 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
18 84 (1.92%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 666 (15.24%) .NET
2 556 (12.72%) HTML
3 504 (11.53%) CSS
4 329 (7.53%) React
5 301 (6.89%) AngularJS
6 290 (6.63%) Node.js
7 247 (5.65%) REST
8 203 (4.64%) .NET Core
9 199 (4.55%) ASP.NET
10 197 (4.51%) Web Services
11 196 (4.48%) .NET Framework
12 157 (3.59%) XML
13 143 (3.27%) Vue.js
14 140 (3.20%) HTML5
15 122 (2.79%) jQuery
16 118 (2.70%) JSON
17 115 (2.63%) Spring
18 114 (2.61%) RESTful
19 102 (2.33%) Kafka
20 84 (1.92%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 684 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 383 (8.76%) Management Information System
3 293 (6.70%) Algorithms
4 198 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 173 (3.96%) User Experience
6 141 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 112 (2.56%) Hedge funds
8 108 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 103 (2.36%) Public Cloud
10 93 (2.13%) Data Centre
11 90 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
12 85 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
13 76 (1.74%) Virtual Team
14 59 (1.35%) Equities
15 58 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
15 58 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 54 (1.24%) Fixed Income
17 50 (1.14%) Derivative
18 47 (1.08%) Cloud Native
19 42 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 489 (11.19%) Linux
2 458 (10.48%) Windows
3 120 (2.75%) Unix
4 114 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 89 (2.04%) Android
6 67 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 44 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.50%) CentOS
12 18 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 18 (0.41%) VMS
13 16 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
14 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.18%) Debian
16 8 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
16 8 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,685 (38.55%) Computer Science
2 1,298 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 905 (20.70%) Software Engineering
4 674 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
5 663 (15.17%) Mathematics
6 548 (12.54%) DevOps
7 505 (11.55%) Scrum
8 498 (11.39%) Project Management
9 442 (10.11%) Analytics
10 384 (8.79%) Test Automation
11 380 (8.69%) OO
12 375 (8.58%) Microservices
13 331 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
14 313 (7.16%) ITIL
15 306 (7.00%) TDD
16 296 (6.77%) Mentoring
17 282 (6.45%) Machine Learning
18 278 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
19 257 (5.88%) Decision-Making
20 250 (5.72%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,170 (26.77%) SQL
2 879 (20.11%) JavaScript
3 874 (20.00%) Python
4 802 (18.35%) C#
5 798 (18.26%) Java
6 402 (9.20%) C++
7 284 (6.50%) C
8 137 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 128 (2.93%) R
10 101 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 96 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 95 (2.17%) Scala
13 94 (2.15%) PHP
13 94 (2.15%) TypeScript
14 82 (1.88%) Perl
15 64 (1.46%) Go
16 60 (1.37%) Shell Script
17 57 (1.30%) MATLAB
18 54 (1.24%) Kotlin
19 44 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,053 (24.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 287 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 269 (6.15%) Master's Degree
4 162 (3.71%) CISSP
5 159 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 138 (3.16%) Numerate Degree
7 130 (2.97%) SC Cleared
8 115 (2.63%) CISM
8 115 (2.63%) PhD
9 96 (2.20%) CCNA
10 88 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 67 (1.53%) CISA
12 59 (1.35%) MCSE
13 48 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (1.01%) AWS Certification
15 39 (0.89%) Postgraduate
16 38 (0.87%) HNC
16 38 (0.87%) HND
16 38 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (4.92%) QA
2 113 (2.59%) SLA
3 94 (2.15%) GDPR
4 82 (1.88%) NIST
5 81 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 31 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 29 (0.66%) PMO
9 26 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.48%) COBIT
11 18 (0.41%) ISO 22301
11 18 (0.41%) ISO 26262
11 18 (0.41%) MiFID
12 15 (0.34%) ISO 9001
13 14 (0.32%) EMIR
14 11 (0.25%) ISO 13485
15 10 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.23%) NCSC
16 9 (0.21%) ISO 31000
16 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 351 (8.03%) Docker
2 194 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 108 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (1.44%) Firmware
5 58 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.41%) HDFS
6 18 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.39%) Terminal Server
8 13 (0.30%) vSphere
9 11 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.23%) KVM
11 9 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.14%) RHEV
13 6 (0.14%) Xen
14 4 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.092%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 267 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 140 (3.20%) Ansible
3 129 (2.95%) Terraform
4 68 (1.56%) Puppet
5 53 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (0.96%) SCCM
7 41 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (0.48%) Kibana
9 19 (0.43%) Grafana
10 16 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
10 16 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.25%) QRadar
13 10 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
14 8 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (0.18%) Istio
14 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.16%) Rancher
16 6 (0.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 6 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 759 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 171 (3.91%) VMware
3 165 (3.77%) Google
4 159 (3.64%) Oracle
5 136 (3.11%) SAP
6 110 (2.52%) Tableau
7 106 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
8 104 (2.38%) Cisco
9 72 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 60 (1.37%) IBM
11 47 (1.08%) Splunk
12 41 (0.94%) Citrix
13 37 (0.85%) HP
14 34 (0.78%) CheckPoint
15 31 (0.71%) Databricks
16 29 (0.66%) Red Hat
17 26 (0.59%) Adobe
17 26 (0.59%) Juniper
18 25 (0.57%) Talend
19 23 (0.53%) Atlassian