Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 589 491 513
Rank change year-on-year -98 +22 -8
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 530 909 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 2.47% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 340 550 519
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £97,625 £110,000 £111,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

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 30,550 36,824 40,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.77% 23.71% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22,231 27,477 31,354
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree in England.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -84 315 £67,500 -6.90% 40
South East +28 115 £60,000 +20.00% 25
Midlands -15 34 £55,000 +26.44% 13
East Midlands +35 32 £55,000 -29.49% 7
North of England -1 26 £42,500 -29.17% 9
East of England +57 20 £22,500 -50.00% 10
North West +13 19 £45,000 -25.00% 6
South West -7 19 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Yorkshire +3 7 £33,750 -43.75% 3
West Midlands -21 2 £58,250 +33.91% 6
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 530 (100.00%) Degree
2 257 (48.49%) Computer Science
3 179 (33.77%) SQL
4 172 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (25.66%) Python
6 132 (24.91%) Finance
7 122 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
8 121 (22.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 113 (21.32%) Mathematics
10 110 (20.75%) Java
11 107 (20.19%) AWS
12 103 (19.43%) Machine Learning
13 95 (17.92%) Linux
14 88 (16.60%) Analytics
14 88 (16.60%) Data Science
15 86 (16.23%) Azure
16 82 (15.47%) Statistics
17 79 (14.91%) PhD
18 74 (13.96%) JavaScript
19 72 (13.58%) Software Engineering
20 71 (13.40%) Marketing
20 71 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
21 68 (12.83%) C++
21 68 (12.83%) Docker
22 65 (12.26%) HTML
22 65 (12.26%) Microsoft
23 61 (11.51%) DevOps
23 61 (11.51%) Self-Motivation
24 60 (11.32%) Windows
25 59 (11.13%) Google

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 49 (9.25%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.09%) SAS
3 9 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.32%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.75%) Apache
5 4 (0.75%) GeoServer
5 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.57%) Confluence
6 3 (0.57%) Drupal
6 3 (0.57%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.38%) JBoss
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.26%) InVision
2 12 (2.26%) Sketch
3 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.70%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.57%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.57%) Marvel
8 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.64%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.75%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.57%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.57%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.38%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.38%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 107 (20.19%) AWS
2 86 (16.23%) Azure
3 52 (9.81%) GCP
4 28 (5.28%) SaaS
5 24 (4.53%) PaaS
6 23 (4.34%) IaaS
7 12 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 8 (1.51%) Office 365
9 7 (1.32%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.75%) Boomi
12 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.57%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.19%) GitHub
14 1 (0.19%) Serverless
14 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.43%) Firewall
2 6 (1.13%) Internet
2 6 (1.13%) VPN
3 5 (0.94%) ATM
3 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.57%) 2G
4 3 (0.57%) 3G
4 3 (0.57%) 4G
4 3 (0.57%) 5G
5 2 (0.38%) 2.5G
5 2 (0.38%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.38%) LTE
5 2 (0.38%) WAN
5 2 (0.38%) WebEx
5 2 (0.38%) Wireless
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) HTTP
6 1 (0.19%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.75%) Big Data
2 46 (8.68%) Relational Database
3 44 (8.30%) Hadoop
3 44 (8.30%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.28%) SQL Server
5 23 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (4.15%) Data Mining
7 21 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (3.58%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.02%) Apache Hive
10 16 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (2.64%) Oracle Database
12 12 (2.26%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (2.08%) Looker
14 10 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
15 9 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 29 (5.47%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.64%) JIRA
4 10 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.70%) webpack
6 5 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.94%) Subversion
6 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.57%) Ant
7 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.57%) Bower
7 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.57%) Grunt
7 3 (0.57%) gulp
7 3 (0.57%) JUnit
8 2 (0.38%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.38%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.38%) ERwin
8 2 (0.38%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
General
1 132 (24.91%) Finance
2 71 (13.40%) Marketing
3 49 (9.25%) Retail
4 24 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.34%) Banking
6 21 (3.96%) Advertising
7 10 (1.89%) Games
7 10 (1.89%) Law
7 10 (1.89%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.70%) French Language
9 8 (1.51%) German Language
9 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.32%) Legal
10 7 (1.32%) Spanish Language
11 6 (1.13%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.13%) Police
12 5 (0.94%) Electronics
12 5 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
12 5 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (23.96%) Developer
2 77 (14.53%) Consultant
3 60 (11.32%) Analyst
4 53 (10.00%) Data Scientist
5 37 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 35 (6.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 34 (6.42%) Architect
7 34 (6.42%) Senior Developer
8 32 (6.04%) Java Developer
9 31 (5.85%) .NET Developer
10 25 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (4.72%) C# Developer
10 25 (4.72%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.96%) Graduate
12 19 (3.58%) Senior Data Scientist
13 16 (3.02%) Data Engineer
14 14 (2.64%) Data Analyst
14 14 (2.64%) Designer
14 14 (2.64%) Qualitative Analyst
14 14 (2.64%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.26%) HTML
2 51 (9.62%) HTML5
3 49 (9.25%) .NET
4 46 (8.68%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.79%) Node.js
6 31 (5.85%) CSS
6 31 (5.85%) jQuery
6 31 (5.85%) Web Services
7 27 (5.09%) J2EE
8 23 (4.34%) OAuth
9 22 (4.15%) React
10 21 (3.96%) SAML
10 21 (3.96%) Spring
11 20 (3.77%) Keras
11 20 (3.77%) TensorFlow
12 18 (3.40%) Pandas
12 18 (3.40%) scikit-learn
12 18 (3.40%) Spring Boot
13 17 (3.21%) REST
14 16 (3.02%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 122 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (11.51%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (10.38%) Algorithms
4 40 (7.55%) Management Information System
5 36 (6.79%) Data Structures
6 33 (6.23%) PKI
7 30 (5.66%) User Experience
8 26 (4.91%) Public Cloud
9 25 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (3.96%) Data Centre
10 21 (3.96%) Virtual Team
11 20 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (3.40%) Digital Media
12 18 (3.40%) Hedge funds
13 15 (2.83%) Fixed Income
14 11 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (2.08%) Equities
15 10 (1.89%) NHS
16 9 (1.70%) Blog
16 9 (1.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 95 (17.92%) Linux
2 60 (11.32%) Windows
3 31 (5.85%) Unix
4 10 (1.89%) VxWorks
5 5 (0.94%) CentOS
6 4 (0.75%) Fedora
7 3 (0.57%) Android
7 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.57%) zOS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (48.49%) Computer Science
2 172 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (21.32%) Mathematics
4 103 (19.43%) Machine Learning
5 88 (16.60%) Analytics
5 88 (16.60%) Data Science
6 82 (15.47%) Statistics
7 72 (13.58%) Software Engineering
8 71 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (11.51%) DevOps
10 59 (11.13%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (10.75%) ITIL
12 52 (9.81%) Mentoring
13 50 (9.43%) Visualisation
14 49 (9.25%) Coaching
15 48 (9.06%) Project Delivery
16 44 (8.30%) Project Management
17 43 (8.11%) SIEM
18 42 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 179 (33.77%) SQL
2 136 (25.66%) Python
3 110 (20.75%) Java
4 74 (13.96%) JavaScript
5 68 (12.83%) C++
6 50 (9.43%) C#
7 46 (8.68%) R
8 31 (5.85%) Scala
9 22 (4.15%) C
10 20 (3.77%) VBA
11 19 (3.58%) Java 8
12 15 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.83%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.45%) MATLAB
14 12 (2.26%) VB
15 11 (2.08%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.51%) PowerShell
18 6 (1.13%) Go
18 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 530 (100.00%) Degree
2 121 (22.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (14.91%) PhD
4 33 (6.23%) CISSP
5 27 (5.09%) CISM
6 21 (3.96%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (3.40%) Security Cleared
8 14 (2.64%) TOGAF Certification
9 13 (2.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (2.45%) CREST Certified
10 7 (1.32%) MBA
11 6 (1.13%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.94%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.75%) CISA
13 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.57%) PMP
14 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (6.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 22 (4.15%) Data Quality
4 16 (3.02%) GDPR
5 12 (2.26%) NIST
6 10 (1.89%) QA
7 9 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.32%) SLA
9 5 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.94%) EMIR
9 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.94%) MiFID
10 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.38%) COBIT
11 2 (0.38%) GAMP
11 2 (0.38%) HAZOP
11 2 (0.38%) ITGC
11 2 (0.38%) PMO
12 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (12.83%) Docker
2 32 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (9.43%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.72%) Ansible
3 21 (3.96%) Terraform
4 18 (3.40%) Puppet
5 15 (2.83%) Consul
6 9 (1.70%) Nessus
7 5 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.94%) SCCM
7 5 (0.94%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.75%) SCOM
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.13%) Google
3 47 (8.87%) Oracle
4 41 (7.74%) Tableau
5 30 (5.66%) SAP
6 20 (3.77%) ForgeRock
7 12 (2.26%) Adobe
8 11 (2.08%) Informatica
9 9 (1.70%) Splunk
10 8 (1.51%) Aprimo
10 8 (1.51%) Pega
10 8 (1.51%) VMware
11 7 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.94%) Facebook
12 5 (0.94%) IBM
12 5 (0.94%) Sun
13 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.75%) Databricks
13 4 (0.75%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.75%) Qualtrics