Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21681 22770 29188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 12.75% 14.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.64% 48.84% 51.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16428 18745 23467
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 10109 £55,000 - 691
South East -1 4225 £42,500 - 302
North of England +2 2278 £40,000 - 218
East of England +5 2123 £45,000 +5.88% 253
Midlands 0 1522 £35,000 - 135
North West +1 1404 £42,000 +5.00% 105
South West +1 1386 £40,000 - 92
West Midlands -3 988 £35,000 - 82
Yorkshire -12 653 £38,500 -3.75% 75
East Midlands 0 551 £35,000 -4.11% 53
North East +4 221 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8715 (40.20%) Computer Science
2 6363 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 5734 (26.45%) Finance
4 5106 (23.55%) SQL
5 4905 (22.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 4719 (21.77%) Java
7 3895 (17.97%) C#
8 3864 (17.82%) JavaScript
9 3773 (17.40%) Software Engineering
10 3633 (16.76%) Microsoft
11 3347 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
12 3234 (14.92%) .NET
13 3155 (14.55%) HTML
14 2914 (13.44%) Windows
15 2873 (13.25%) SQL Server
16 2868 (13.23%) Linux
17 2853 (13.16%) Python
18 2768 (12.77%) Mathematics
19 2588 (11.94%) C++
20 2564 (11.83%) CSS
21 2286 (10.54%) Scrum
22 2244 (10.35%) Project Management
23 2022 (9.33%) Banking
24 1923 (8.87%) OO
25 1807 (8.33%) Oracle
26 1796 (8.28%) SDLC
27 1735 (8.00%) Analytics
28 1714 (7.91%) C
29 1657 (7.64%) TDD
30 1618 (7.46%) Marketing

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
1 551 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 414 (1.91%) Apache Spark
3 342 (1.58%) CMS
4 340 (1.57%) SAS
5 326 (1.50%) IIS
6 302 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 297 (1.37%) Apache
8 251 (1.16%) Confluence
9 242 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 211 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 168 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 148 (0.68%) JBoss
13 130 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 121 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 105 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 105 (0.48%) WordPress
16 90 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 89 (0.41%) nginx
18 84 (0.39%) Apache Solr
19 70 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1079 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 956 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 361 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 221 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 149 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 129 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 116 (0.54%) SPSS
8 113 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 103 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
10 66 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 53 (0.24%) Simulink
12 38 (0.18%) InVision
13 34 (0.16%) AutoCAD
14 32 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
15 17 (0.078%) Acrobat
15 17 (0.078%) InDesign
15 17 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
16 13 (0.060%) Autodesk Inventor
17 12 (0.055%) FrameMaker
17 12 (0.055%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 162 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 158 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 92 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 82 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 78 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 72 (0.33%) SAP CO
7 68 (0.31%) SAP BPC
8 67 (0.31%) Magento
9 62 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
10 61 (0.28%) SAP SD
11 50 (0.23%) SAP MM
12 43 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
13 41 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
13 41 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
14 40 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 40 (0.18%) SAP SCM
15 37 (0.17%) NetSuite
15 37 (0.17%) SAP HCM
16 30 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
17 26 (0.12%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1386 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1020 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 692 (3.19%) SaaS
4 443 (2.04%) Office 365
5 256 (1.18%) GitHub
6 214 (0.99%) PaaS
7 209 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 178 (0.82%) Google Analytics
9 143 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 123 (0.57%) IaaS
11 87 (0.40%) AdWords
12 82 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 74 (0.34%) npm
14 64 (0.30%) Amazon S3
15 63 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
16 54 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
17 50 (0.23%) OpenShift
18 41 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
19 37 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
19 37 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 821 (3.79%) Firewall
2 616 (2.84%) Internet
3 495 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 437 (2.02%) DNS
5 412 (1.90%) WAN
6 406 (1.87%) VPN
7 399 (1.84%) Wireless
8 373 (1.72%) LAN
9 325 (1.50%) DHCP
10 308 (1.42%) Network Security
11 257 (1.19%) HTTP
12 214 (0.99%) Ethernet
13 204 (0.94%) SAN
14 193 (0.89%) BGP
15 180 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
16 174 (0.80%) MPLS
17 172 (0.79%) OSPF
18 168 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
19 163 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
20 160 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2873 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 985 (4.54%) Relational Database
3 937 (4.32%) MySQL
4 895 (4.13%) Big Data
5 788 (3.63%) NoSQL
6 544 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 532 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 531 (2.45%) Hadoop
9 509 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 500 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 450 (2.08%) Oracle Database
12 307 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 293 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
14 278 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 273 (1.26%) Power BI
16 235 (1.08%) Data Mining
17 216 (1.00%) QlikView
18 208 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
19 206 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
20 187 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1268 (5.85%) Git (software)
2 826 (3.81%) JIRA
3 758 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 646 (2.98%) Visual Studio
5 644 (2.97%) Selenium
6 507 (2.34%) Subversion
7 385 (1.78%) JUnit
8 381 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 324 (1.49%) Maven
10 289 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 232 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 215 (0.99%) NUnit
13 188 (0.87%) WebDriver
14 159 (0.73%) Mercurial
15 150 (0.69%) TeamCity
16 148 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 145 (0.67%) gulp
18 142 (0.65%) Jasmine
19 124 (0.57%) SoapUI
20 120 (0.55%) HP UFT
General
1 5734 (26.45%) Finance
2 2022 (9.33%) Banking
3 1618 (7.46%) Marketing
4 1192 (5.50%) Investment Banking
5 1155 (5.33%) Retail
6 1008 (4.65%) Telecoms
7 892 (4.11%) Retail Banking
8 876 (4.04%) Electronics
9 740 (3.41%) Manufacturing
10 596 (2.75%) Legal
11 502 (2.32%) Games
12 492 (2.27%) Front Office
13 412 (1.90%) Automotive
14 363 (1.67%) Advertising
15 294 (1.36%) Financial Institution
16 214 (0.99%) Publishing
17 196 (0.90%) Back Office
18 183 (0.84%) Law
19 173 (0.80%) Aerospace
20 166 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6415 (29.59%) Developer
2 3085 (14.23%) Analyst
3 1838 (8.48%) Software Engineer
4 1789 (8.25%) Graduate
5 1600 (7.38%) Consultant
6 1454 (6.71%) Java Developer
7 1343 (6.19%) Software Developer
8 1342 (6.19%) Junior
9 1232 (5.68%) C# Developer
10 1139 (5.25%) .NET Developer
11 1053 (4.86%) Senior Developer
12 1023 (4.72%) Architect
13 911 (4.20%) Business Analyst
14 860 (3.97%) Graduate Developer
15 754 (3.48%) Junior Developer
16 648 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
17 574 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
18 543 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
19 496 (2.29%) Project Manager
20 446 (2.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3234 (14.92%) .NET
2 3155 (14.55%) HTML
3 2564 (11.83%) CSS
4 1544 (7.12%) AngularJS
5 1457 (6.72%) ASP.NET
6 1369 (6.31%) Web Services
7 1240 (5.72%) jQuery
8 1150 (5.30%) XML
9 1117 (5.15%) HTML5
10 914 (4.22%) Spring
11 907 (4.18%) REST
12 698 (3.22%) Node.js
13 695 (3.21%) React
14 691 (3.19%) RESTful
15 657 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 652 (3.01%) .NET Framework
17 534 (2.46%) CSS3
18 512 (2.36%) WCF
19 507 (2.34%) SOAP
20 497 (2.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8715 (40.20%) Computer Science
2 3347 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1378 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 1045 (4.82%) User Experience
5 952 (4.39%) Algorithms
6 560 (2.58%) Fintech
6 560 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 477 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 445 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 366 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 325 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 323 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 286 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 277 (1.28%) Derivative
14 275 (1.27%) Social Media
15 235 (1.08%) Client/Server
16 230 (1.06%) Fixed Income
17 206 (0.95%) Virtual Team
18 194 (0.89%) Driving Licence
19 183 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2914 (13.44%) Windows
2 2868 (13.23%) Linux
3 1079 (4.98%) Unix
4 817 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 554 (2.56%) Android
6 471 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 377 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 343 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 340 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 287 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 131 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 124 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 118 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 99 (0.46%) CentOS
15 85 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
16 84 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 79 (0.36%) Solaris
18 71 (0.33%) Mac OS
18 71 (0.33%) Windows XP
19 64 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6363 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3773 (17.40%) Software Engineering
3 2768 (12.77%) Mathematics
4 2286 (10.54%) Scrum
5 2244 (10.35%) Project Management
6 1923 (8.87%) OO
7 1796 (8.28%) SDLC
8 1735 (8.00%) Analytics
9 1657 (7.64%) TDD
10 1617 (7.46%) MVC
11 1604 (7.40%) Test Automation
12 1574 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
13 1348 (6.22%) ITIL
14 1289 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 1278 (5.89%) Asset Management
16 1157 (5.34%) Web Development
17 1111 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
18 1059 (4.88%) DevOps
19 1010 (4.66%) Physics
20 959 (4.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5106 (23.55%) SQL
2 4719 (21.77%) Java
3 3895 (17.97%) C#
4 3864 (17.82%) JavaScript
5 2853 (13.16%) Python
6 2588 (11.94%) C++
7 1714 (7.91%) C
8 817 (3.77%) PHP
9 682 (3.15%) R
10 658 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 538 (2.48%) Perl
12 500 (2.31%) Ruby
13 483 (2.23%) PowerShell
14 443 (2.04%) Scala
15 323 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 312 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 312 (1.44%) VB.NET
17 308 (1.42%) Bash Shell
18 283 (1.31%) MATLAB
19 271 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4905 (22.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 957 (4.41%) Master's Degree
3 774 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 645 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 645 (2.97%) Numerate Degree
5 560 (2.58%) PhD
6 519 (2.39%) CISSP
7 437 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 418 (1.93%) SC Cleared
9 404 (1.86%) ISEB
10 380 (1.75%) CISM
11 356 (1.64%) ISTQB
12 277 (1.28%) CCNA
13 266 (1.23%) MCSE
14 257 (1.19%) PMI Certification
15 251 (1.16%) DV Cleared
16 236 (1.09%) CISA
17 190 (0.88%) CCNP
18 174 (0.80%) HND
18 174 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1502 (6.93%) QA
2 373 (1.72%) SLA
3 344 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 280 (1.29%) PMO
5 220 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 158 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 141 (0.65%) GDPR
8 77 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 75 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 72 (0.33%) COBIT
11 71 (0.33%) MiFID
12 63 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 49 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
14 32 (0.15%) ISO 13485
15 31 (0.14%) MISRA
16 29 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
17 24 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 23 (0.11%) DO-178B
18 23 (0.11%) IEC 61508
19 22 (0.10%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 813 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 541 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 532 (2.45%) Docker
4 296 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 229 (1.06%) Firmware
6 150 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 135 (0.62%) XenApp
8 98 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 88 (0.41%) vSphere
10 80 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 59 (0.27%) HDFS
12 53 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 40 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 40 (0.18%) XenServer
14 38 (0.18%) Apache Flume
15 34 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 27 (0.12%) Ceph
17 26 (0.12%) iptables
17 26 (0.12%) Xen
18 22 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 347 (1.60%) Puppet
2 341 (1.57%) Ansible
3 262 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 216 (1.00%) SCCM
5 145 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 98 (0.45%) Nagios
7 93 (0.43%) SCOM
8 73 (0.34%) Terraform
9 67 (0.31%) Nessus
10 58 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 52 (0.24%) QRadar
12 45 (0.21%) Mesos
13 44 (0.20%) CSIRT
14 35 (0.16%) Salt
14 35 (0.16%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.16%) Cacti
16 31 (0.14%) NetBackup
17 30 (0.14%) Opsview
18 29 (0.13%) SCVMM
19 28 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3633 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 1807 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1109 (5.12%) SAP
4 805 (3.71%) VMware
5 614 (2.83%) Cisco
6 559 (2.58%) Google
7 443 (2.04%) Tableau
8 379 (1.75%) Citrix
9 317 (1.46%) Adobe
10 282 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 255 (1.18%) HP
12 238 (1.10%) IBM
13 200 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 148 (0.68%) Juniper
15 136 (0.63%) Dell
16 121 (0.56%) Sitecore
16 121 (0.56%) Splunk
17 120 (0.55%) Cadence
18 116 (0.54%) Cognos
19 104 (0.48%) CheckPoint