Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 458 629
Rank change year-on-year +70 +171 -140
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 785 329 531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 2.35% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 364 243 362
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.93% +8.00% -0.79%
75th Percentile £117,500 £100,000 £79,125
90th Percentile £118,750 £120,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £82,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% +8.00% -

Master's 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 20,933 14,021 32,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.82% 22.20% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12,620 10,566 24,010
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in England.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in England

Master's 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 Master's Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. 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 +23 482 £100,000 +42.86% 44
South East -11 136 £45,000 -20.00% 31
South West -19 58 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England -3 46 £35,000 -33.33% 11
Midlands -56 40 £37,500 -46.43% 10
East Midlands -43 23 £37,500 -62.50% 3
North of England -58 19 £53,750 +7.50% 20
West Midlands -64 17 £65,000 +85.71% 7
North West -33 12 £72,500 +81.25% 10
North East -16 4 £57,500 -11.54% 3
Yorkshire -70 3 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 785 (100.00%) Degree
2 462 (58.85%) Computer Science
3 305 (38.85%) Python
4 274 (34.90%) Social Skills
5 273 (34.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 267 (34.01%) Finance
7 248 (31.59%) Software Engineering
8 226 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (23.18%) Java
10 172 (21.91%) JavaScript
11 170 (21.66%) C#
12 164 (20.89%) Azure
13 149 (18.98%) SQL
14 146 (18.60%) Marketing
14 146 (18.60%) AWS
15 144 (18.34%) NoSQL
16 143 (18.22%) React
16 143 (18.22%) Kubernetes
17 134 (17.07%) Mathematics
18 131 (16.69%) Docker
19 125 (15.92%) Algorithms
19 125 (15.92%) Oracle
20 121 (15.41%) Node.js
21 118 (15.03%) GCP
22 115 (14.65%) Analytics
23 112 (14.27%) C++
24 110 (14.01%) .NET
25 108 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
26 107 (13.63%) Data Science
27 106 (13.50%) AngularJS

Master's 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 33 (4.20%) SAS
2 28 (3.57%) Confluence
3 17 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.89%) Apache
7 4 (0.51%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.38%) ArcSDE
8 3 (0.38%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.25%) Mule
9 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.15%) UXPin
2 7 (0.89%) Revit
3 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.64%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.51%) Simulink
5 4 (0.51%) SPSS
6 3 (0.38%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.38%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle Clinical
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.51%) Summit
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BRIM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 164 (20.89%) Azure
2 146 (18.60%) AWS
3 118 (15.03%) GCP
4 60 (7.64%) SaaS
5 52 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (6.62%) Serverless
6 31 (3.95%) PaaS
7 17 (2.17%) Google Analytics
8 15 (1.91%) IaaS
9 14 (1.78%) Amazon EKS
9 14 (1.78%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (1.27%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.15%) Snowflake
13 8 (1.02%) Google Ads
14 7 (0.89%) Azure Service Bus
14 7 (0.89%) MinIO
14 7 (0.89%) Stackdriver
14 7 (0.89%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.35%) Internet
2 18 (2.29%) Firewall
3 16 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.53%) HTTP
4 12 (1.53%) Wireless
5 9 (1.15%) VPN
6 8 (1.02%) SAN
6 8 (1.02%) SD-WAN
6 8 (1.02%) VSAN
7 6 (0.76%) LAN
7 6 (0.76%) WAN
8 5 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.51%) DNS
10 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.25%) DHCP
11 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.25%) Network Security
11 2 (0.25%) SSL
11 2 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (18.34%) NoSQL
2 81 (10.32%) Relational Database
3 64 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (7.77%) SQL Server
5 45 (5.73%) MongoDB
6 38 (4.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 31 (3.95%) Big Data
8 23 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.80%) MySQL
10 14 (1.78%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.53%) Amazon Aurora
11 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.40%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.40%) Metadata
13 9 (1.15%) Looker
13 9 (1.15%) Tableau
14 8 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 50 (6.37%) Jenkins
2 47 (5.99%) JIRA
3 44 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 37 (4.71%) SonarQube
5 35 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (4.33%) JUnit
7 16 (2.04%) Mocha
7 16 (2.04%) Storybook
7 16 (2.04%) webpack
8 8 (1.02%) GitLab
8 8 (1.02%) Mockito
9 7 (0.89%) JMeter
9 7 (0.89%) NUnit
10 6 (0.76%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.76%) ERwin
10 6 (0.76%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.76%) Selenium
11 5 (0.64%) Subversion
11 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.51%) Cypress.io
General
1 274 (34.90%) Social Skills
2 267 (34.01%) Finance
3 146 (18.60%) Marketing
4 108 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (11.97%) Telecoms
6 87 (11.08%) Manufacturing
7 85 (10.83%) Public Sector
8 81 (10.32%) Electronics
9 63 (8.03%) Law
9 63 (8.03%) Presentation Skills
10 61 (7.77%) Influencing Skills
11 41 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 37 (4.71%) Games
13 36 (4.59%) Banking
14 28 (3.57%) Advertising
15 25 (3.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 24 (3.06%) Public Speaking
17 22 (2.80%) Retail
18 19 (2.42%) Legal
19 15 (1.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 208 (26.50%) Developer
2 86 (10.96%) Software Engineer
3 70 (8.92%) Senior Developer
4 57 (7.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 44 (5.61%) Technical Leader
6 38 (4.84%) Data Scientist
7 35 (4.46%) Analyst
7 35 (4.46%) Consultant
8 33 (4.20%) Architect
8 33 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
9 26 (3.31%) Programmer
10 23 (2.93%) Cloud Developer
10 23 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 23 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
10 23 (2.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 21 (2.68%) Java Engineer
12 20 (2.55%) Angular Developer
12 20 (2.55%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 19 (2.42%) Backend Developer
14 18 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (18.22%) React
2 121 (15.41%) Node.js
3 110 (14.01%) .NET
4 106 (13.50%) AngularJS
5 94 (11.97%) HTML
6 84 (10.70%) CSS
7 47 (5.99%) Jest
8 46 (5.86%) Spring
8 46 (5.86%) Web Services
9 41 (5.22%) Kafka
9 41 (5.22%) OAuth
10 40 (5.10%) OAuth2
11 38 (4.84%) REST
12 36 (4.59%) .NET Core
13 34 (4.33%) HTML5
13 34 (4.33%) OpenID
14 33 (4.20%) .NET Framework
15 31 (3.95%) ASP.NET
16 26 (3.31%) CSS3
16 26 (3.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 125 (15.92%) Algorithms
2 101 (12.87%) User Experience
3 57 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (6.88%) Life Science
5 53 (6.75%) Data Structures
6 51 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (5.61%) Public Cloud
8 33 (4.20%) Management Information System
9 32 (4.08%) Data Centre
9 32 (4.08%) Virtual Team
10 30 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (2.80%) Cloud Native
12 18 (2.29%) Driving Licence
13 17 (2.17%) Biotechnology
14 16 (2.04%) Blog
14 16 (2.04%) Wiki
15 14 (1.78%) Mobile App
16 11 (1.40%) Renewable Energy
17 10 (1.27%) Hedge funds
18 9 (1.15%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 52 (6.62%) Linux
2 46 (5.86%) Windows
3 8 (1.02%) Unix
4 7 (0.89%) SUSE
5 6 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (58.85%) Computer Science
2 248 (31.59%) Software Engineering
3 226 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (17.07%) Mathematics
5 115 (14.65%) Analytics
6 107 (13.63%) Data Science
7 106 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
9 97 (12.36%) DevOps
10 90 (11.46%) Coaching
11 88 (11.21%) Mentoring
12 87 (11.08%) Statistics
13 85 (10.83%) Machine Learning
14 82 (10.45%) Digital Marketing
14 82 (10.45%) Microservices
15 80 (10.19%) Programme Management
16 77 (9.81%) Full Stack Development
17 72 (9.17%) Web Development
18 69 (8.79%) Validation
19 67 (8.54%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 305 (38.85%) Python
2 182 (23.18%) Java
3 172 (21.91%) JavaScript
4 170 (21.66%) C#
5 149 (18.98%) SQL
6 112 (14.27%) C++
7 103 (13.12%) TypeScript
8 94 (11.97%) Go
9 53 (6.75%) C
10 36 (4.59%) R
11 22 (2.80%) ES6
12 13 (1.66%) Perl
13 11 (1.40%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.40%) Scala
14 8 (1.02%) VBA
15 7 (0.89%) SAS Macro
16 6 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.64%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 785 (100.00%) Degree
2 273 (34.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (8.54%) PhD
4 17 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (1.91%) MBA
6 9 (1.15%) CISM
6 9 (1.15%) CISSP
7 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.64%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.51%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.38%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (11.59%) QA
2 37 (4.71%) GDPR
3 15 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.27%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.89%) Good Clinical Practice
6 5 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.64%) EMIR
6 5 (0.64%) MiFID
7 4 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.51%) NIST
8 3 (0.38%) CDISC
8 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.38%) GRC
8 3 (0.38%) HL7
8 3 (0.38%) NCSC
8 3 (0.38%) SLA
9 2 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (16.69%) Docker
2 15 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.89%) Ceph
4 7 (0.89%) KVM
4 7 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.38%) Firmware
8 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 143 (18.22%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.42%) Ansible
3 11 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.27%) Puppet
4 10 (1.27%) Rancher
4 10 (1.27%) Salt
5 7 (0.89%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.89%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.89%) Terraform
5 7 (0.89%) vCenter Server
5 7 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.13%) Consul
7 1 (0.13%) Knative
Vendors
1 125 (15.92%) Oracle
2 104 (13.25%) SAP
3 88 (11.21%) Google
4 30 (3.82%) Microsoft
5 24 (3.06%) PagerDuty
6 14 (1.78%) VMware
7 13 (1.66%) IBM
8 11 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.15%) Maxymiser
10 9 (1.15%) Optimizely
10 9 (1.15%) Qubit
11 8 (1.02%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.89%) Dynatrace
12 7 (0.89%) Snapchat
13 6 (0.76%) Autodesk
13 6 (0.76%) Cisco
13 6 (0.76%) Databricks
13 6 (0.76%) Instagram
14 5 (0.64%) Adobe