Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21180 23244 28903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.93% 12.88% 14.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.42% 49.01% 51.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15961 19210 23230
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 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 39650 47428 56254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.21% 26.28% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30645 38432 45141
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 10063 £55,000 - 1089
South East -2 3950 £42,500 - 332
North of England +2 2268 £40,000 - 250
East of England +2 1968 £42,500 - 276
Midlands -1 1513 £35,000 - 142
North West +1 1411 £41,000 +2.50% 151
South West +1 1405 £40,000 -2.44% 143
West Midlands -2 1014 £35,000 - 80
Yorkshire -9 683 £40,000 - 74
East Midlands -1 528 £35,000 -4.76% 62
North East +4 174 £40,000 - 25
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 8364 (39.49%) Computer Science
2 6136 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 5768 (27.23%) Finance
4 5048 (23.83%) SQL
5 4742 (22.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 4532 (21.40%) Java
7 3894 (18.39%) C#
8 3822 (18.05%) JavaScript
9 3639 (17.18%) Microsoft
10 3611 (17.05%) Software Engineering
11 3350 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
12 3289 (15.53%) .NET
13 3219 (15.20%) HTML
14 2951 (13.93%) SQL Server
15 2878 (13.59%) Windows
16 2790 (13.17%) Linux
17 2625 (12.39%) CSS
18 2580 (12.18%) Python
19 2564 (12.11%) Mathematics
20 2480 (11.71%) C++
21 2280 (10.76%) Project Management
22 2239 (10.57%) Scrum
23 2027 (9.57%) Banking
24 1992 (9.41%) Retail
25 1933 (9.13%) OO
26 1823 (8.61%) Oracle
27 1789 (8.45%) SDLC
28 1704 (8.05%) Analytics
29 1652 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
30 1634 (7.71%) 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
1 593 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 384 (1.81%) Apache Spark
3 336 (1.59%) CMS
4 323 (1.53%) IIS
4 323 (1.53%) SAS
5 312 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 282 (1.33%) Apache
7 250 (1.18%) Confluence
7 250 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 190 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 177 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 150 (0.71%) JBoss
11 143 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 137 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 126 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 94 (0.44%) WordPress
15 85 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
16 83 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 76 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
17 76 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 1050 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 935 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 382 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 228 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 151 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 119 (0.56%) SPSS
7 109 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 107 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 91 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 76 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 47 (0.22%) Simulink
12 38 (0.18%) InVision
13 31 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
14 29 (0.14%) AutoCAD
15 28 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
16 15 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
17 13 (0.061%) Acrobat
17 13 (0.061%) FrameMaker
18 12 (0.057%) InDesign
18 12 (0.057%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 180 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 133 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 91 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 74 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 67 (0.32%) Magento
6 62 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 60 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 57 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 52 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 51 (0.24%) SAP MM
10 51 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 46 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 45 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
13 42 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
14 37 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 36 (0.17%) SAP SCM
16 35 (0.17%) NetSuite
17 34 (0.16%) SAP HCM
18 32 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
19 30 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1326 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 987 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 621 (2.93%) SaaS
4 440 (2.08%) Office 365
5 275 (1.30%) GitHub
6 201 (0.95%) PaaS
7 191 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 156 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 148 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 118 (0.56%) IaaS
11 91 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 71 (0.34%) npm
13 62 (0.29%) Amazon S3
14 58 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
14 58 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
15 51 (0.24%) AdWords
16 47 (0.22%) OpenShift
17 41 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
17 41 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
18 37 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 806 (3.81%) Firewall
2 567 (2.68%) Internet
3 472 (2.23%) DNS
4 466 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 419 (1.98%) VPN
6 415 (1.96%) WAN
7 395 (1.86%) LAN
8 391 (1.85%) Wireless
9 350 (1.65%) DHCP
10 287 (1.36%) Network Security
11 255 (1.20%) HTTP
12 221 (1.04%) SAN
13 199 (0.94%) Ethernet
14 187 (0.88%) BGP
15 171 (0.81%) MPLS
16 170 (0.80%) OSPF
17 161 (0.76%) VoIP
17 161 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 156 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
19 154 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2951 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 1008 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 939 (4.43%) MySQL
4 775 (3.66%) Big Data
5 736 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 543 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 505 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 505 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 487 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 473 (2.23%) MongoDB
10 449 (2.12%) Oracle Database
11 305 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 270 (1.27%) Power BI
13 262 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 261 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 224 (1.06%) QlikView
16 211 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 210 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
18 197 (0.93%) Data Mining
19 180 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1266 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 834 (3.94%) JIRA
3 753 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 626 (2.96%) Selenium
4 626 (2.96%) Visual Studio
5 525 (2.48%) Subversion
6 384 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 365 (1.72%) JUnit
8 325 (1.53%) Maven
9 271 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 234 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 216 (1.02%) NUnit
12 176 (0.83%) WebDriver
13 169 (0.80%) TeamCity
14 151 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 140 (0.66%) Mercurial
16 130 (0.61%) gulp
17 127 (0.60%) Jasmine
18 119 (0.56%) Gradle
18 119 (0.56%) HP UFT
General
1 5768 (27.23%) Finance
2 2027 (9.57%) Banking
3 1992 (9.41%) Retail
4 1625 (7.67%) Marketing
5 1262 (5.96%) Investment Banking
6 1003 (4.74%) Telecoms
7 940 (4.44%) Retail Banking
8 823 (3.89%) Electronics
9 726 (3.43%) Manufacturing
10 660 (3.12%) Legal
11 487 (2.30%) Games
12 473 (2.23%) Front Office
13 383 (1.81%) Automotive
14 347 (1.64%) Advertising
15 311 (1.47%) Financial Institution
16 236 (1.11%) Publishing
17 187 (0.88%) Back Office
18 180 (0.85%) Law
19 167 (0.79%) Aerospace
20 153 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6372 (30.08%) Developer
2 3043 (14.37%) Analyst
3 1795 (8.47%) Graduate
4 1699 (8.02%) Software Engineer
5 1574 (7.43%) Consultant
6 1388 (6.55%) Java Developer
7 1343 (6.34%) Software Developer
8 1335 (6.30%) Junior
9 1229 (5.80%) C# Developer
10 1201 (5.67%) .NET Developer
11 990 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 983 (4.64%) Architect
13 954 (4.50%) Business Analyst
14 901 (4.25%) Graduate Developer
15 786 (3.71%) Junior Developer
16 678 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
17 531 (2.51%) JavaScript Developer
18 519 (2.45%) C++ Software Engineer
19 496 (2.34%) Project Manager
20 425 (2.01%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3289 (15.53%) .NET
2 3219 (15.20%) HTML
3 2625 (12.39%) CSS
4 1496 (7.06%) ASP.NET
5 1490 (7.03%) AngularJS
6 1410 (6.66%) Web Services
7 1245 (5.88%) jQuery
8 1207 (5.70%) XML
9 1110 (5.24%) HTML5
10 859 (4.06%) Spring
11 821 (3.88%) REST
12 681 (3.22%) React
13 676 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 670 (3.16%) Node.js
15 649 (3.06%) RESTful
16 637 (3.01%) .NET Framework
17 527 (2.49%) WCF
18 518 (2.45%) CSS3
19 483 (2.28%) JSON
20 480 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8364 (39.49%) Computer Science
2 3350 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1433 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 1130 (5.34%) User Experience
5 871 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 563 (2.66%) Fintech
7 540 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 448 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 421 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 337 (1.59%) Hedge funds
11 334 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 309 (1.46%) Data Structures
13 275 (1.30%) Derivative
13 275 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 253 (1.19%) Social Media
15 216 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 207 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 193 (0.91%) Driving Licence
18 186 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 172 (0.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2878 (13.59%) Windows
2 2790 (13.17%) Linux
3 1101 (5.20%) Unix
4 763 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 587 (2.77%) Android
6 488 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 382 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 338 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 333 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 277 (1.31%) Windows 10
11 134 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 132 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 120 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 97 (0.46%) CentOS
15 93 (0.44%) Solaris
16 91 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 82 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 79 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
19 78 (0.37%) Mac OS
20 71 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6136 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 3611 (17.05%) Software Engineering
3 2564 (12.11%) Mathematics
4 2280 (10.76%) Project Management
5 2239 (10.57%) Scrum
6 1933 (9.13%) OO
7 1789 (8.45%) SDLC
8 1704 (8.05%) Analytics
9 1652 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
10 1608 (7.59%) MVC
11 1585 (7.48%) TDD
12 1573 (7.43%) Test Automation
13 1403 (6.62%) ITIL
14 1358 (6.41%) Asset Management
15 1319 (6.23%) Mentoring
16 1179 (5.57%) Web Development
17 1124 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
18 1042 (4.92%) DevOps
19 985 (4.65%) Wealth Management
20 943 (4.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5048 (23.83%) SQL
2 4532 (21.40%) Java
3 3894 (18.39%) C#
4 3822 (18.05%) JavaScript
5 2580 (12.18%) Python
6 2480 (11.71%) C++
7 1634 (7.71%) C
8 826 (3.90%) PHP
9 683 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 676 (3.19%) R
11 517 (2.44%) Perl
12 482 (2.28%) PowerShell
13 470 (2.22%) Ruby
14 422 (1.99%) Scala
15 342 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 323 (1.53%) VB.NET
17 311 (1.47%) PL/SQL
18 294 (1.39%) VB
19 291 (1.37%) VBA
20 289 (1.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4742 (22.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 931 (4.40%) Master's Degree
3 793 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 687 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 615 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
6 515 (2.43%) PhD
7 486 (2.29%) CISSP
8 442 (2.09%) SC Cleared
9 435 (2.05%) ISEB
10 414 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
11 366 (1.73%) CISM
12 355 (1.68%) ISTQB
13 294 (1.39%) PMI Certification
14 269 (1.27%) MCSE
15 254 (1.20%) DV Cleared
16 250 (1.18%) CCNA
17 247 (1.17%) CISA
18 203 (0.96%) PMP
19 187 (0.88%) HND
20 186 (0.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1439 (6.79%) QA
2 368 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 361 (1.70%) SLA
4 280 (1.32%) PMO
5 250 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 152 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 124 (0.59%) GDPR
8 81 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 80 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 70 (0.33%) MiFID
11 68 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 64 (0.30%) COBIT
13 45 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
14 28 (0.13%) MISRA
15 24 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 22 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 20 (0.094%) DO-178B
17 20 (0.094%) IEC 61508
18 18 (0.085%) GCP
18 18 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 786 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 589 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 515 (2.43%) Docker
4 278 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 234 (1.10%) Firmware
6 154 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 133 (0.63%) XenApp
8 102 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 99 (0.47%) vSphere
10 89 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 49 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 46 (0.22%) HDFS
13 40 (0.19%) XenServer
14 35 (0.17%) Apache Flume
15 34 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
16 33 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
17 28 (0.13%) Xen
18 22 (0.10%) iptables
19 20 (0.094%) VMware NSX
20 18 (0.085%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 366 (1.73%) Puppet
2 340 (1.61%) Ansible
3 268 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 219 (1.03%) SCCM
5 137 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 93 (0.44%) Nagios
7 91 (0.43%) SCOM
8 68 (0.32%) Nessus
9 63 (0.30%) Terraform
10 58 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 55 (0.26%) Mesos
12 39 (0.18%) QRadar
13 35 (0.17%) CSIRT
14 34 (0.16%) Opsview
15 33 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 32 (0.15%) Cacti
17 31 (0.15%) Graphite
18 30 (0.14%) WSUS
19 29 (0.14%) AirWatch
20 27 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3639 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 1823 (8.61%) Oracle
3 1046 (4.94%) SAP
4 848 (4.00%) VMware
5 609 (2.88%) Cisco
6 480 (2.27%) Google
7 432 (2.04%) Tableau
8 389 (1.84%) Citrix
9 335 (1.58%) Adobe
10 276 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 259 (1.22%) HP
12 251 (1.19%) IBM
13 210 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 148 (0.70%) Juniper
15 127 (0.60%) Dell
16 125 (0.59%) Sitecore
17 115 (0.54%) Cadence
18 113 (0.53%) ServiceNow
19 112 (0.53%) NetApp
20 111 (0.52%) Cognizant