Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 441 521 578
Rank change year-on-year +80 +57 -64
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 384 551 587
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.22% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 252 365 418
Median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,625 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £110,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 13,988 24,769 34,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.53% 21.80% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9,942 18,750 25,567
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,556
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +64 227 £75,000 - 36
South East +97 64 £55,000 -21.43% 39
South West +73 60 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East of England +67 14 £35,000 -26.32% 8
North of England +23 11 £47,525 +11.82% 12
North West +43 7 £35,000 -17.65% 4
North East +18 4 £55,000 -15.38% 5
Midlands +35 2 - - 6
West Midlands +50 1 - - 3
East Midlands +33 1 - - 3
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 384 (100.00%) Degree
2 246 (64.06%) Computer Science
3 156 (40.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 139 (36.20%) Python
5 121 (31.51%) Finance
6 101 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (23.70%) Software Engineering
8 90 (23.44%) Algorithms
9 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (20.31%) Oracle
11 77 (20.05%) Java
12 69 (17.97%) Data Science
13 68 (17.71%) Machine Learning
14 65 (16.93%) JavaScript
15 63 (16.41%) PhD
16 61 (15.89%) Marketing
16 61 (15.89%) Go
17 60 (15.63%) React
18 57 (14.84%) Mentoring
18 57 (14.84%) Mathematics
19 55 (14.32%) Kubernetes
20 54 (14.06%) SQL
20 54 (14.06%) Telecoms
21 51 (13.28%) TypeScript
22 50 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
23 49 (12.76%) Internet
23 49 (12.76%) Docker
24 48 (12.50%) Coaching
24 48 (12.50%) SAP
24 48 (12.50%) Electronics

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 16 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (2.86%) SAS
3 9 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.78%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.52%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 2 (0.52%) Drupal
6 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.52%) WordPress
7 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.26%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.26%) Confluence
7 1 (0.26%) DNN
7 1 (0.26%) Mule
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.04%) Revit
3 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) UXPin
4 1 (0.26%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.08%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.52%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Clinical
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.72%) AWS
2 40 (10.42%) SaaS
3 33 (8.59%) Azure
4 27 (7.03%) GCP
5 20 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (3.65%) GitHub
7 8 (2.08%) Serverless
8 6 (1.56%) PaaS
9 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.04%) IaaS
9 4 (1.04%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.78%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.52%) Apigee
11 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.52%) Kong
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.52%) Route 53
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.76%) Internet
2 12 (3.13%) 5G
3 11 (2.86%) 4G
4 10 (2.60%) Wireless
5 8 (2.08%) NAS
6 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.78%) Multicast
7 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.52%) Firewall
9 1 (0.26%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.26%) DHCP
9 1 (0.26%) DNS
9 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.26%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) VoIP
9 1 (0.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.95%) Big Data
3 13 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.08%) Tableau
7 6 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.30%) Looker
8 5 (1.30%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (1.04%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.04%) MySQL
9 4 (1.04%) Power BI
9 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.78%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.34%) JIRA
4 7 (1.82%) Selenium
5 6 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.30%) JUnit
6 5 (1.30%) Mocha
7 4 (1.04%) Mockito
7 4 (1.04%) Storybook
8 3 (0.78%) Gradle
8 3 (0.78%) Maven
8 3 (0.78%) NUnit
9 2 (0.52%) webpack
10 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.26%) CMake
10 1 (0.26%) GitLab
10 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.26%) MLflow
10 1 (0.26%) Spinnaker
General
1 121 (31.51%) Finance
2 61 (15.89%) Marketing
3 54 (14.06%) Telecoms
4 48 (12.50%) Electronics
5 46 (11.98%) Manufacturing
6 39 (10.16%) Public Sector
7 16 (4.17%) Advertising
8 14 (3.65%) Banking
8 14 (3.65%) Law
9 10 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.82%) Legal
11 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.04%) Billing
12 4 (1.04%) French Language
12 4 (1.04%) Front Office
12 4 (1.04%) Games
13 2 (0.52%) Automotive
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (33.59%) Developer
2 40 (10.42%) Senior Developer
3 31 (8.07%) Software Engineer
4 30 (7.81%) Cloud Developer
5 21 (5.47%) Consultant
6 20 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (4.69%) Data Scientist
8 18 (4.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 17 (4.43%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 17 (4.43%) Senior Software Engineer
9 17 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (3.91%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 15 (3.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.65%) Analyst
11 14 (3.65%) Architect
12 12 (3.13%) Principal Software Developer
12 12 (3.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 12 (3.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.63%) React
2 32 (8.33%) .NET
2 32 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 28 (7.29%) TensorFlow
4 25 (6.51%) PyTorch
4 25 (6.51%) REST
5 23 (5.99%) Web Services
6 17 (4.43%) HTML
6 17 (4.43%) Spring
7 16 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.17%) Node.js
8 14 (3.65%) HTML5
9 11 (2.86%) CSS
10 10 (2.60%) ASP.NET Core
11 9 (2.34%) OpenCV
12 8 (2.08%) GraphQL
12 8 (2.08%) Keras
12 8 (2.08%) Natural Language Processing
12 8 (2.08%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (23.44%) Algorithms
2 46 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (9.64%) Public Cloud
3 37 (9.64%) User Experience
4 36 (9.38%) Data Structures
5 33 (8.59%) Data Centre
6 18 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (3.13%) Robotics
11 11 (2.86%) Equities
11 11 (2.86%) Exotic Derivative
11 11 (2.86%) Market Risk
12 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
13 9 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
15 7 (1.82%) Biotechnology
15 7 (1.82%) Life Science
16 6 (1.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.11%) Linux
2 12 (3.13%) Android
2 12 (3.13%) Windows
3 10 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.60%) Unix
4 4 (1.04%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (64.06%) Computer Science
2 101 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.70%) Software Engineering
4 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (17.97%) Data Science
6 68 (17.71%) Machine Learning
7 57 (14.84%) Mathematics
7 57 (14.84%) Mentoring
8 50 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (12.50%) Coaching
10 44 (11.46%) Technical Leadership
11 43 (11.20%) Digital Marketing
12 42 (10.94%) Programme Management
13 38 (9.90%) Use Case
14 37 (9.64%) Artificial Intelligence
15 35 (9.11%) OO
16 34 (8.85%) Analytics
17 30 (7.81%) DevOps
18 27 (7.03%) Project Management
19 26 (6.77%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 139 (36.20%) Python
2 77 (20.05%) Java
3 65 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 61 (15.89%) Go
5 54 (14.06%) SQL
6 51 (13.28%) TypeScript
7 45 (11.72%) C#
8 34 (8.85%) C++
9 14 (3.65%) R
9 14 (3.65%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.86%) C
11 9 (2.34%) Java 8
12 8 (2.08%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.82%) ES6
13 7 (1.82%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.56%) VBA
15 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 384 (100.00%) Degree
2 156 (40.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (16.41%) PhD
4 7 (1.82%) MBA
5 6 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.30%) CISSP
7 4 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.04%) Postgraduate
7 4 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.78%) CISM
8 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) CFA
9 2 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.52%) PgMP
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) GCIH
10 1 (0.26%) GIAC
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.25%) QA
2 11 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
2 11 (2.86%) EMIR
2 11 (2.86%) MiFID
3 6 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.30%) CDISC
4 5 (1.30%) SLA
5 4 (1.04%) GDPR
6 3 (0.78%) PMO
7 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.26%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.26%) IFRS
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (12.76%) Docker
2 7 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.78%) RHEV
4 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 55 (14.32%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.34%) Ansible
3 8 (2.08%) Puppet
4 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.56%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.30%) Terraform
7 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Consul
7 1 (0.26%) Salt
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) SCOM
7 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 78 (20.31%) Oracle
2 48 (12.50%) SAP
3 31 (8.07%) PagerDuty
4 22 (5.73%) Microsoft
5 21 (5.47%) Google
6 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.82%) Sun
7 6 (1.56%) Kofax
7 6 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.30%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.30%) Databricks
8 5 (1.30%) DataRobot
9 4 (1.04%) Cadence
9 4 (1.04%) VMware
10 3 (0.78%) Autodesk
10 3 (0.78%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.78%) IBM
10 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.52%) IFS
11 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft