Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 20,052 20,623 28,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.30% 12.53% 14.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.87% 49.35% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15,575 16,528 22,676
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 38,660 41,788 54,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.72% 25.38% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 30,224 33,218 43,853
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 0 8,932 £55,000 - 1,333
South East +1 4,181 £42,500 - 719
East of England +4 2,145 £45,000 +5.88% 655
North of England -4 1,990 £41,750 +4.38% 549
Midlands +1 1,516 £37,250 +6.43% 527
South West -2 1,246 £40,000 - 307
North West -3 1,169 £42,500 +6.25% 313
West Midlands +3 1,019 £35,000 +2.94% 357
Yorkshire -17 578 £40,000 - 169
East Midlands 0 502 £37,500 -6.25% 168
North East +5 243 £42,500 +6.25% 67
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 7,869 (39.24%) Computer Science
2 6,149 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4,766 (23.77%) SQL
4 4,701 (23.44%) Finance
5 4,429 (22.09%) Java
6 4,414 (22.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 3,750 (18.70%) JavaScript
8 3,599 (17.95%) C#
9 3,550 (17.70%) Software Engineering
10 3,211 (16.01%) Microsoft
11 2,939 (14.66%) HTML
12 2,908 (14.50%) .NET
13 2,852 (14.22%) Python
14 2,834 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
15 2,674 (13.34%) Linux
16 2,645 (13.19%) Mathematics
17 2,598 (12.96%) Windows
18 2,553 (12.73%) SQL Server
19 2,455 (12.24%) CSS
20 2,360 (11.77%) C++
21 2,052 (10.23%) Scrum
22 1,939 (9.67%) Project Management
23 1,714 (8.55%) OO
24 1,703 (8.49%) Analytics
25 1,632 (8.14%) AngularJS
26 1,610 (8.03%) MVC
27 1,583 (7.89%) SDLC
28 1,567 (7.81%) TDD
29 1,552 (7.74%) Oracle
30 1,516 (7.56%) 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
1 400 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 399 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 314 (1.57%) CMS
4 308 (1.54%) Apache
5 304 (1.52%) SAS
6 302 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 282 (1.41%) IIS
8 231 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 210 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 193 (0.96%) JBoss
11 179 (0.89%) Confluence
12 151 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 131 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 108 (0.54%) WebSphere
15 102 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 96 (0.48%) nginx
17 95 (0.47%) Apache Solr
18 89 (0.44%) Skype for Business
19 85 (0.42%) WordPress
20 81 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 939 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 857 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 325 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 195 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 180 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 147 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 147 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 117 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 89 (0.44%) SPSS
9 74 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 51 (0.25%) InVision
11 50 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
12 36 (0.18%) InDesign
13 34 (0.17%) Simulink
14 29 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
15 27 (0.13%) AutoCAD
16 21 (0.10%) Weka
17 20 (0.100%) Stata
18 18 (0.090%) Acrobat
19 16 (0.080%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 150 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 128 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 74 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 69 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 66 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 60 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 53 (0.26%) Magento
7 53 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 50 (0.25%) SAP BPC
9 43 (0.21%) SAP SD
10 39 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 37 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 36 (0.18%) Relativity
12 36 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
13 33 (0.16%) SAP MM
14 32 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
15 30 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
16 28 (0.14%) SAP SCM
17 27 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 27 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,373 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1,139 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 715 (3.57%) SaaS
4 424 (2.11%) Office 365
5 243 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 229 (1.14%) PaaS
7 212 (1.06%) GitHub
8 171 (0.85%) IaaS
9 158 (0.79%) Google Analytics
10 142 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 117 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 100 (0.50%) npm
13 89 (0.44%) AdWords
14 85 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 58 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
16 53 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
17 40 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
18 39 (0.19%) Serverless
19 38 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 36 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 754 (3.76%) Firewall
2 601 (3.00%) Internet
3 508 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 442 (2.20%) DNS
5 396 (1.97%) Wireless
6 361 (1.80%) WAN
7 318 (1.59%) Network Security
8 315 (1.57%) VPN
9 299 (1.49%) DHCP
9 299 (1.49%) LAN
10 282 (1.41%) HTTP
11 172 (0.86%) VoIP
12 162 (0.81%) Ethernet
13 158 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
14 157 (0.78%) SAN
15 154 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 149 (0.74%) MPLS
17 139 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
18 129 (0.64%) Unified Communications
19 124 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,553 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 955 (4.76%) Big Data
3 927 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 861 (4.29%) MySQL
5 776 (3.87%) NoSQL
6 631 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 505 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 450 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 444 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 408 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 370 (1.85%) Oracle Database
12 337 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
13 267 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 244 (1.22%) Power BI
15 233 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 195 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
17 184 (0.92%) Data Mining
18 171 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
19 162 (0.81%) QlikView
20 158 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,216 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 749 (3.74%) JIRA
3 684 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 616 (3.07%) Selenium
5 613 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 453 (2.26%) Subversion
7 411 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 338 (1.69%) Maven
9 332 (1.66%) JUnit
10 244 (1.22%) Cucumber
11 218 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 200 (1.00%) NUnit
13 191 (0.95%) gulp
14 163 (0.81%) TeamCity
15 157 (0.78%) WebDriver
16 146 (0.73%) Mercurial
17 136 (0.68%) Jasmine
18 135 (0.67%) webpack
19 127 (0.63%) Protractor
20 112 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4,701 (23.44%) Finance
2 1,388 (6.92%) Marketing
3 1,312 (6.54%) Banking
4 980 (4.89%) Retail
5 778 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 671 (3.35%) Electronics
7 590 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 542 (2.70%) Investment Banking
9 476 (2.37%) Games
10 458 (2.28%) Legal
11 457 (2.28%) Advertising
12 354 (1.77%) Front Office
13 327 (1.63%) Automotive
14 251 (1.25%) Law
15 227 (1.13%) Retail Banking
16 209 (1.04%) Financial Institution
17 152 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
18 149 (0.74%) Back Office
19 147 (0.73%) German Language
20 137 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6,074 (30.29%) Developer
2 2,700 (13.46%) Analyst
3 1,637 (8.16%) Software Engineer
4 1,487 (7.42%) Consultant
4 1,487 (7.42%) Java Developer
5 1,481 (7.39%) Graduate
6 1,289 (6.43%) Junior
7 1,189 (5.93%) Software Developer
8 1,111 (5.54%) C# Developer
9 1,050 (5.24%) Senior Developer
10 1,023 (5.10%) .NET Developer
11 957 (4.77%) Architect
12 737 (3.68%) Business Analyst
13 695 (3.47%) Graduate Developer
14 693 (3.46%) Junior Developer
15 589 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 516 (2.57%) Project Manager
17 515 (2.57%) C++ Software Engineer
18 442 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
19 438 (2.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,939 (14.66%) HTML
2 2,908 (14.50%) .NET
3 2,455 (12.24%) CSS
4 1,632 (8.14%) AngularJS
5 1,352 (6.74%) Web Services
6 1,334 (6.65%) ASP.NET
7 1,199 (5.98%) jQuery
8 1,095 (5.46%) HTML5
9 988 (4.93%) XML
10 921 (4.59%) Spring
11 886 (4.42%) REST
12 736 (3.67%) React
13 704 (3.51%) Node.js
14 678 (3.38%) RESTful
15 595 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 570 (2.84%) CSS3
17 557 (2.78%) .NET Framework
18 465 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
19 464 (2.31%) SOAP
20 458 (2.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7,869 (39.24%) Computer Science
2 2,834 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1,079 (5.38%) User Experience
4 1,025 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 865 (4.31%) Algorithms
6 642 (3.20%) Fintech
7 565 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 528 (2.63%) Data Centre
9 512 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 465 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
11 344 (1.72%) Data Structures
12 320 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 280 (1.40%) Social Media
14 253 (1.26%) Derivative
15 248 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 196 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 191 (0.95%) Driving Licence
18 188 (0.94%) Client/Server
19 187 (0.93%) Equities
19 187 (0.93%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,674 (13.34%) Linux
2 2,598 (12.96%) Windows
3 846 (4.22%) Unix
4 804 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 474 (2.36%) Android
6 370 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 356 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 300 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 293 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 263 (1.31%) Windows 10
11 103 (0.51%) CentOS
11 103 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 84 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 81 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
14 80 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 75 (0.37%) Debian
15 75 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 73 (0.36%) Solaris
17 67 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 65 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,149 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3,550 (17.70%) Software Engineering
3 2,645 (13.19%) Mathematics
4 2,052 (10.23%) Scrum
5 1,939 (9.67%) Project Management
6 1,714 (8.55%) OO
7 1,703 (8.49%) Analytics
8 1,610 (8.03%) MVC
9 1,583 (7.89%) SDLC
10 1,567 (7.81%) TDD
11 1,454 (7.25%) Test Automation
12 1,368 (6.82%) ITIL
13 1,193 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
14 1,105 (5.51%) Mentoring
15 1,017 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
15 1,017 (5.07%) Web Development
16 1,011 (5.04%) DevOps
17 914 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 910 (4.54%) Open Source
19 879 (4.38%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 4,766 (23.77%) SQL
2 4,429 (22.09%) Java
3 3,750 (18.70%) JavaScript
4 3,599 (17.95%) C#
5 2,852 (14.22%) Python
6 2,360 (11.77%) C++
7 1,516 (7.56%) C
8 783 (3.90%) PHP
9 590 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 505 (2.52%) R
11 468 (2.33%) Scala
12 461 (2.30%) Ruby
13 451 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 436 (2.17%) Perl
15 341 (1.70%) Bash Shell
16 289 (1.44%) PL/SQL
17 272 (1.36%) MATLAB
18 245 (1.22%) Shell Script
19 243 (1.21%) VB.NET
20 232 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 4,414 (22.01%) Computer Science Degree
2 883 (4.40%) Master's Degree
3 703 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 617 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 594 (2.96%) Numerate Degree
6 509 (2.54%) PhD
7 496 (2.47%) CISSP
8 407 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
9 338 (1.69%) SC Cleared
10 333 (1.66%) ISEB
11 328 (1.64%) CISM
12 279 (1.39%) ISTQB
13 265 (1.32%) PMI Certification
14 261 (1.30%) MCSE
15 258 (1.29%) CCNA
16 215 (1.07%) CISA
17 202 (1.01%) DV Cleared
18 182 (0.91%) CCNP
19 172 (0.86%) MCP
20 158 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,255 (6.26%) QA
2 359 (1.79%) SLA
3 336 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 205 (1.02%) PMO
5 188 (0.94%) GDPR
6 169 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 135 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 68 (0.34%) COBIT
9 64 (0.32%) MiFID
10 58 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 56 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 51 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 46 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
14 37 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
15 31 (0.15%) ISO 13485
16 27 (0.13%) MISRA
17 26 (0.13%) IFRS
18 22 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
19 17 (0.085%) SEPA
19 17 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 784 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 548 (2.73%) Docker
3 509 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 348 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 166 (0.83%) Firmware
6 133 (0.66%) XenApp
7 118 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 108 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (0.54%) vSphere
9 89 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 84 (0.42%) HDFS
11 69 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 67 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 46 (0.23%) Ceph
14 41 (0.20%) XenServer
15 31 (0.15%) BitLocker
16 30 (0.15%) Terminal Services
17 29 (0.14%) iptables
18 24 (0.12%) Apache Flume
19 23 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 301 (1.50%) Ansible
2 274 (1.37%) Puppet
3 224 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 166 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 149 (0.74%) SCCM
6 96 (0.48%) Nagios
7 84 (0.42%) Terraform
8 74 (0.37%) SCOM
9 69 (0.34%) Salt
10 66 (0.33%) SCVMM
11 49 (0.24%) Nessus
12 45 (0.22%) AirWatch
12 45 (0.22%) QRadar
13 38 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
14 37 (0.18%) HP ALM
15 36 (0.18%) CSIRT
16 35 (0.17%) Cacti
17 34 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 34 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
18 33 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,211 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 1,552 (7.74%) Oracle
3 782 (3.90%) VMware
4 771 (3.85%) SAP
5 622 (3.10%) Google
6 598 (2.98%) Cisco
7 425 (2.12%) Tableau
8 373 (1.86%) Citrix
9 330 (1.65%) Adobe
10 319 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 232 (1.16%) HP
12 219 (1.09%) IBM
13 174 (0.87%) Splunk
14 159 (0.79%) Red Hat
15 150 (0.75%) Dell
16 147 (0.73%) NetApp
17 144 (0.72%) EMC
18 143 (0.71%) Sitecore
19 139 (0.69%) Twitter
20 131 (0.65%) Apple