Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 12,305 16,782 19,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.66% 12.05% 12.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.56% 49.51% 51.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,257 12,172 15,476
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 25,338 33,898 38,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.95% 24.34% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 18,873 24,931 30,278
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 5,416 £60,000 - 949
South East +1 3,019 £47,500 +5.56% 695
North of England -5 1,209 £44,000 +1.15% 434
Midlands -5 949 £47,500 +18.75% 330
South West -2 937 £45,000 +12.50% 350
East of England +1 761 £47,500 +5.56% 413
North West -7 717 £45,000 - 242
West Midlands -5 588 £45,000 +9.82% 205
Yorkshire -7 363 £37,500 -6.25% 139
East Midlands -7 357 £50,000 +23.46% 124
North East +2 129 £46,500 +3.33% 53
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4,817 (39.15%) Computer Science
2 3,860 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 2,993 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2,870 (23.32%) Finance
5 2,680 (21.78%) SQL
6 2,413 (19.61%) C#
7 2,221 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
8 2,179 (17.71%) JavaScript
9 2,144 (17.42%) Java
10 2,083 (16.93%) Python
11 2,056 (16.71%) Software Engineering
12 1,857 (15.09%) .NET
13 1,814 (14.74%) Microsoft
14 1,610 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
15 1,496 (12.16%) Windows
16 1,458 (11.85%) HTML
17 1,422 (11.56%) Mathematics
18 1,379 (11.21%) Azure
19 1,367 (11.11%) Project Management
20 1,288 (10.47%) Linux
21 1,271 (10.33%) C++
22 1,270 (10.32%) AWS
23 1,267 (10.30%) SQL Server
24 1,258 (10.22%) CSS
25 1,138 (9.25%) Scrum
26 1,134 (9.22%) Analytics
27 1,075 (8.74%) Git (software)
28 1,035 (8.41%) C
29 949 (7.71%) AngularJS
30 933 (7.58%) DevOps

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
1 266 (2.16%) Apache Spark
2 209 (1.70%) IIS
3 203 (1.65%) Confluence
4 181 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 158 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 134 (1.09%) Apache
7 121 (0.98%) CMS
8 112 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 106 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 103 (0.84%) SAS
11 50 (0.41%) nginx
12 44 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 40 (0.33%) WordPress
14 36 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 33 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 31 (0.25%) Apache Solr
16 31 (0.25%) Skype for Business
17 29 (0.24%) ArcGIS
18 26 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
18 26 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 546 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 509 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 226 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 85 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 57 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 57 (0.46%) Sketch
7 54 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 33 (0.27%) SPSS
9 32 (0.26%) AutoCAD
10 30 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 29 (0.24%) InVision
12 24 (0.20%) Simulink
13 23 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 16 (0.13%) Chatbot
15 14 (0.11%) Adobe XD
15 14 (0.11%) InDesign
16 13 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
17 8 (0.065%) ProjectWise
17 8 (0.065%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 73 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 44 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 37 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 36 (0.29%) SAP MM
7 29 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 25 (0.20%) SAP SD
9 24 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 21 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
11 21 (0.17%) thinkFolio
12 20 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 20 (0.16%) SAP CO
12 20 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 20 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
13 19 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
13 19 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
14 18 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,379 (11.21%) Azure
2 1,270 (10.32%) AWS
3 528 (4.29%) SaaS
4 477 (3.88%) Office 365
5 333 (2.71%) GCP
6 314 (2.55%) Power Platform
7 212 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 150 (1.22%) GitHub
9 130 (1.06%) Serverless
10 110 (0.89%) PaaS
11 98 (0.80%) IaaS
12 81 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
13 80 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 75 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
15 73 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
16 63 (0.51%) Google Analytics
17 58 (0.47%) Force.com
18 53 (0.43%) Amazon S3
19 47 (0.38%) G Suite
20 42 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 582 (4.73%) Firewall
2 355 (2.89%) Internet
3 339 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 317 (2.58%) DNS
5 314 (2.55%) WAN
6 268 (2.18%) LAN
7 243 (1.97%) VPN
8 238 (1.93%) Wireless
9 197 (1.60%) Network Security
10 187 (1.52%) DHCP
11 159 (1.29%) VoIP
12 140 (1.14%) MPLS
13 132 (1.07%) BGP
14 128 (1.04%) SAN
15 123 (1.00%) HTTP
16 101 (0.82%) Unified Communications
17 93 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 87 (0.71%) Ethernet
19 85 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
20 84 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,267 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 661 (5.37%) Big Data
3 492 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 418 (3.40%) MySQL
5 351 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 307 (2.49%) Power BI
7 306 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
8 279 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 269 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 258 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
11 245 (1.99%) Hadoop
12 152 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 147 (1.19%) Data Mining
14 133 (1.08%) RDBMS
15 106 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 92 (0.75%) Oracle Database
17 84 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 81 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
19 77 (0.63%) Redis
20 74 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1,075 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 577 (4.69%) JIRA
3 478 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 279 (2.27%) Selenium
5 278 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 191 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 186 (1.51%) Subversion
8 125 (1.02%) Eclipse
9 105 (0.85%) Maven
10 100 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 100 (0.81%) JUnit
11 82 (0.67%) Bitbucket
12 72 (0.59%) Gradle
12 72 (0.59%) TeamCity
13 71 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
14 63 (0.51%) webpack
15 58 (0.47%) NUnit
16 57 (0.46%) Jasmine
17 56 (0.46%) Postman
18 52 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2,870 (23.32%) Finance
2 826 (6.71%) Marketing
3 644 (5.23%) Retail
4 552 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 456 (3.71%) Banking
6 425 (3.45%) Electronics
7 390 (3.17%) Public Sector
8 354 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 291 (2.36%) Legal
10 278 (2.26%) Games
11 254 (2.06%) Front Office
12 250 (2.03%) Aerospace
13 231 (1.88%) Law
14 223 (1.81%) Advertising
15 156 (1.27%) French Language
16 145 (1.18%) Automotive
17 144 (1.17%) Military
18 123 (1.00%) German Language
19 114 (0.93%) Investment Banking
20 96 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,355 (27.27%) Developer
2 1,214 (9.87%) Analyst
3 1,073 (8.72%) Software Engineer
4 834 (6.78%) Graduate
5 804 (6.53%) Consultant
6 777 (6.31%) Junior
7 720 (5.85%) Senior Developer
8 704 (5.72%) Software Developer
9 608 (4.94%) Architect
10 550 (4.47%) Java Developer
11 532 (4.32%) .NET Developer
12 510 (4.14%) C# Developer
13 481 (3.91%) Graduate Developer
14 448 (3.64%) Junior Developer
15 411 (3.34%) Project Manager
16 291 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 291 (2.36%) Support Engineer
17 263 (2.14%) C# .NET Developer
18 259 (2.10%) Data Scientist
19 246 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,857 (15.09%) .NET
2 1,458 (11.85%) HTML
3 1,258 (10.22%) CSS
4 949 (7.71%) AngularJS
5 761 (6.18%) Web Services
6 696 (5.66%) React
7 654 (5.31%) ASP.NET
8 575 (4.67%) HTML5
9 551 (4.48%) REST
10 423 (3.44%) RESTful
11 416 (3.38%) Node.js
12 396 (3.22%) jQuery
13 369 (3.00%) XML
14 357 (2.90%) Spring
15 339 (2.75%) .NET Framework
16 331 (2.69%) CSS3
17 285 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 260 (2.11%) .NET Core
19 205 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
20 201 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,610 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 881 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 766 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
4 720 (5.85%) User Experience
5 556 (4.52%) Algorithms
6 342 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 269 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 215 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 208 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 206 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 193 (1.57%) Virtual Team
12 187 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 144 (1.17%) Public Cloud
14 138 (1.12%) Fixed Income
15 126 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 125 (1.02%) Driving Licence
17 124 (1.01%) Derivative
18 114 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
18 114 (0.93%) Robotics
19 96 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,496 (12.16%) Windows
2 1,288 (10.47%) Linux
3 453 (3.68%) Unix
4 392 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 271 (2.20%) Android
6 253 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 242 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 128 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 109 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 78 (0.63%) Solaris
10 78 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 60 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 56 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 54 (0.44%) CentOS
14 38 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 38 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 37 (0.30%) VMS
16 35 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 32 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 30 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,817 (39.15%) Computer Science
2 3,860 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 2,221 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
4 2,056 (16.71%) Software Engineering
5 1,422 (11.56%) Mathematics
6 1,367 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1,138 (9.25%) Scrum
8 1,134 (9.22%) Analytics
9 933 (7.58%) DevOps
10 916 (7.44%) ITIL
11 872 (7.09%) Mentoring
12 800 (6.50%) OO
13 799 (6.49%) Test Automation
14 769 (6.25%) Machine Learning
15 750 (6.10%) SDLC
16 716 (5.82%) TDD
17 709 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
18 682 (5.54%) Data Science
19 666 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
20 650 (5.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,680 (21.78%) SQL
2 2,413 (19.61%) C#
3 2,179 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 2,144 (17.42%) Java
5 2,083 (16.93%) Python
6 1,271 (10.33%) C++
7 1,035 (8.41%) C
8 418 (3.40%) R
9 407 (3.31%) PHP
10 378 (3.07%) PowerShell
11 287 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 261 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 254 (2.06%) Scala
14 217 (1.76%) Ruby
15 194 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 180 (1.46%) MATLAB
17 175 (1.42%) Go
18 141 (1.15%) Perl
18 141 (1.15%) Shell Script
19 140 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,993 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 542 (4.40%) Master's Degree
3 532 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 421 (3.42%) CISSP
5 363 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 357 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 317 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
8 280 (2.28%) CISM
9 252 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 240 (1.95%) PhD
11 195 (1.58%) CCNP
12 186 (1.51%) DV Cleared
13 177 (1.44%) HND
14 176 (1.43%) CCNA
15 172 (1.40%) MCP
16 165 (1.34%) MCSE
17 144 (1.17%) PMI Certification
18 133 (1.08%) PMP
19 131 (1.06%) MCSA
20 121 (0.98%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 649 (5.27%) QA
2 319 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 227 (1.84%) SLA
4 220 (1.79%) GDPR
5 130 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 128 (1.04%) PMO
7 113 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 101 (0.82%) NIST
9 60 (0.49%) NCSC
10 48 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 40 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
12 31 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 30 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.17%) COBIT
15 19 (0.15%) Def Stans
15 19 (0.15%) ISO 22301
15 19 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 18 (0.15%) MiFID
16 18 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 15 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 693 (5.63%) Docker
2 625 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 365 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (1.79%) Firmware
5 145 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 49 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (0.33%) vSphere
8 40 (0.33%) XenApp
9 35 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 31 (0.25%) NFS
11 30 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 18 (0.15%) HDFS
15 14 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 12 (0.098%) Varnish
17 12 (0.098%) XenDesktop
18 10 (0.081%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 442 (3.59%) Kubernetes
2 292 (2.37%) Ansible
3 240 (1.95%) Puppet
4 201 (1.63%) Terraform
5 143 (1.16%) SCCM
6 120 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 58 (0.47%) Salt
8 48 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 41 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
9 41 (0.33%) SCOM
10 37 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
10 37 (0.30%) Packer
11 36 (0.29%) Consul
12 34 (0.28%) Nagios
13 31 (0.25%) Mesos
13 31 (0.25%) Nessus
14 28 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
15 26 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (0.21%) Kibana
16 21 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,814 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 768 (6.24%) Oracle
3 488 (3.97%) Google
4 483 (3.93%) VMware
5 459 (3.73%) Cisco
6 332 (2.70%) SAP
7 328 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 259 (2.10%) Tableau
9 185 (1.50%) ServiceNow
10 168 (1.37%) Citrix
11 156 (1.27%) Adobe
12 139 (1.13%) Splunk
13 136 (1.11%) Apple
14 134 (1.09%) IBM
15 122 (0.99%) Sage
16 117 (0.95%) HP
17 105 (0.85%) Palo Alto
18 82 (0.67%) SolarWinds
19 81 (0.66%) Juniper
20 71 (0.58%) EMC