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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 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 348 422 503
Rank change year-on-year +74 +81 +133
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 1,387 520 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 3.16% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 398 271 302
10th Percentile £33,986 £39,750 £37,650
25th Percentile £47,313 £49,501 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £87,500 £117,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £118,750 £120,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +12.00%

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 32,580 16,449 18,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.08% 20.61% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14,936 11,145 14,313
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,772
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +18 914 £80,000 -20.00% 44
South East -27 138 £55,000 +10.00% 26
North of England +9 108 £50,173 -6.66% 14
East of England -29 100 £55,000 +57.14% 16
North West -19 56 £26,114 -38.63% 9
Yorkshire +4 51 £52,500 - 4
Midlands -14 42 £46,000 +22.67% 8
South West -54 42 £35,000 -20.00% 11
West Midlands -30 25 £50,000 -23.08% 3
East Midlands -24 15 £30,000 -20.00% 5
North East -21 1 £90,000 +63.64% 1
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 1,387 (100.00%) Degree
2 660 (47.58%) Computer Science
3 529 (38.14%) Social Skills
4 523 (37.71%) Agile
5 478 (34.46%) Python
6 420 (30.28%) Software Engineering
7 408 (29.42%) AWS
8 379 (27.33%) Problem-Solving
9 371 (26.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 335 (24.15%) SQL
11 270 (19.47%) Finance
12 266 (19.18%) Java
13 261 (18.82%) JavaScript
14 252 (18.17%) User Experience
15 243 (17.52%) Machine Learning
16 231 (16.65%) Mathematics
17 230 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
18 227 (16.37%) Git (software)
18 227 (16.37%) Data Science
19 217 (15.65%) Analytics
20 212 (15.28%) DevOps
21 209 (15.07%) Mentoring
22 204 (14.71%) Artificial Intelligence
23 181 (13.05%) CI/CD
24 175 (12.62%) Statistics
25 173 (12.47%) React
26 171 (12.33%) Azure
27 170 (12.26%) Risk Management
28 166 (11.97%) Project Management
29 160 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management

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 93 (6.71%) Apache Spark
2 71 (5.12%) SAS
3 55 (3.97%) Confluence
4 32 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (0.72%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.50%) Apache
9 6 (0.43%) Luigi
10 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.14%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.072%) JBoss
13 1 (0.072%) TPMS
Applications
1 71 (5.12%) InVision
1 71 (5.12%) Sketch
2 60 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (3.82%) Zeplin
4 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (1.30%) Adobe XD
6 17 (1.23%) Adobe After Effects
7 16 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 15 (1.08%) MS Visio
8 15 (1.08%) SPSS
9 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.50%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.14%) Simulink
12 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.072%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 15 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.87%) Shopify
3 8 (0.58%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.29%) Magento
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 408 (29.42%) AWS
2 171 (12.33%) Azure
3 133 (9.59%) GCP
4 116 (8.36%) Cloud Computing
5 82 (5.91%) SaaS
6 71 (5.12%) Figma
7 61 (4.40%) Power Platform
8 58 (4.18%) Serverless
9 25 (1.80%) Microsoft 365
10 20 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.44%) Google Play
10 20 (1.44%) Mimecast
11 19 (1.37%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 19 (1.37%) Firebase
11 19 (1.37%) WhatsApp
12 18 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 17 (1.23%) GitHub
14 16 (1.15%) Slack
15 15 (1.08%) Google Data Studio
15 15 (1.08%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.24%) HTTP
2 26 (1.87%) DNS
2 26 (1.87%) WAN
3 24 (1.73%) DHCP
4 22 (1.59%) SD-WAN
5 18 (1.30%) MQTT
6 16 (1.15%) PPP
7 13 (0.94%) Internet
8 8 (0.58%) Broadband
9 7 (0.50%) ATM
9 7 (0.50%) Firewall
10 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.29%) LAN
11 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.29%) SAN
12 3 (0.22%) Network Security
12 3 (0.22%) SMS
12 3 (0.22%) SSL
12 3 (0.22%) Wireless
13 2 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (10.74%) PostgreSQL
2 97 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 91 (6.56%) Big Data
4 87 (6.27%) SQL Server
5 86 (6.20%) NoSQL
6 84 (6.06%) Tableau
7 83 (5.98%) Hadoop
8 66 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 59 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (4.04%) BigQuery
11 55 (3.97%) Data Mining
12 48 (3.46%) Power BI
13 44 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
14 43 (3.10%) Flink
15 42 (3.03%) Looker
16 39 (2.81%) MySQL
17 28 (2.02%) Redis
18 27 (1.95%) Data Lake
19 24 (1.73%) RDBMS
20 19 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 227 (16.37%) Git (software)
2 144 (10.38%) JIRA
3 113 (8.15%) Mocha
4 98 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 65 (4.69%) GitLab
6 31 (2.24%) webpack
7 30 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
8 28 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.87%) TestRail
10 23 (1.66%) SonarQube
11 21 (1.51%) Bitbucket
12 20 (1.44%) GoogleTest
13 18 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.30%) Babel
14 17 (1.23%) Visual Studio
15 16 (1.15%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.15%) Travis CI
15 16 (1.15%) Valgrind
16 14 (1.01%) Subversion
17 11 (0.79%) ERwin
General
1 529 (38.14%) Social Skills
2 270 (19.47%) Finance
3 230 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (8.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 115 (8.29%) Marketing
6 91 (6.56%) Advertising
7 86 (6.20%) Presentation Skills
8 74 (5.34%) Retail
9 72 (5.19%) Games
9 72 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 67 (4.83%) Public Sector
11 50 (3.60%) Automotive
12 43 (3.10%) Banking
13 33 (2.38%) Law
14 32 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
14 32 (2.31%) Manufacturing
15 29 (2.09%) Electronics
16 24 (1.73%) Telecoms
17 23 (1.66%) Legal
18 18 (1.30%) Police
Job Titles
1 216 (15.57%) Developer
2 131 (9.44%) Software Engineer
3 83 (5.98%) Data Scientist
4 78 (5.62%) Senior Developer
5 73 (5.26%) Analyst
6 61 (4.40%) Security Manager
7 57 (4.11%) Programmer
8 53 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 51 (3.68%) Architect
10 43 (3.10%) Data Engineer
11 42 (3.03%) Backend Developer
11 42 (3.03%) Senior Data Scientist
12 39 (2.81%) Statistical Programmer
13 37 (2.67%) Java Engineer
14 36 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
15 35 (2.52%) Principal Engineer
16 34 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
17 33 (2.38%) Technical Leader
18 30 (2.16%) Principal Software Engineer
19 29 (2.09%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (12.47%) React
2 160 (11.54%) Web Services
3 143 (10.31%) Node.js
4 135 (9.73%) CSS
5 134 (9.66%) HTML
6 108 (7.79%) REST
7 93 (6.71%) HTML5
8 81 (5.84%) Sass
9 73 (5.26%) CSS3
10 71 (5.12%) Jest
11 66 (4.76%) Chai
12 60 (4.33%) Kafka
13 57 (4.11%) React Native
14 53 (3.82%) Enzyme
14 53 (3.82%) JSON
15 50 (3.60%) Spring
16 47 (3.39%) SVG
17 46 (3.32%) Spring Boot
18 45 (3.24%) .NET
18 45 (3.24%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 252 (18.17%) User Experience
2 98 (7.07%) Algorithms
3 80 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.68%) Life Science
6 46 (3.32%) Cloud Native
6 46 (3.32%) Wiki
7 37 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 37 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.87%) NHS
8 26 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.66%) FMCG
10 22 (1.59%) Biotechnology
11 21 (1.51%) Blog
12 20 (1.44%) Device Driver
13 19 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
14 18 (1.30%) BBC
14 18 (1.30%) Mali
14 18 (1.30%) Sports Betting
15 17 (1.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 113 (8.15%) Linux
2 44 (3.17%) Windows
3 29 (2.09%) Android
4 27 (1.95%) Unix
5 22 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.15%) Debian
6 16 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (47.58%) Computer Science
2 523 (37.71%) Agile
3 420 (30.28%) Software Engineering
4 379 (27.33%) Problem-Solving
5 243 (17.52%) Machine Learning
6 231 (16.65%) Mathematics
7 227 (16.37%) Data Science
8 217 (15.65%) Analytics
9 212 (15.28%) DevOps
10 209 (15.07%) Mentoring
11 204 (14.71%) Artificial Intelligence
12 181 (13.05%) CI/CD
13 175 (12.62%) Statistics
14 170 (12.26%) Risk Management
15 166 (11.97%) Project Management
16 160 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 160 (11.54%) Test Automation
17 159 (11.46%) Data Analysis
18 148 (10.67%) Coaching
19 144 (10.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 478 (34.46%) Python
2 335 (24.15%) SQL
3 266 (19.18%) Java
4 261 (18.82%) JavaScript
5 127 (9.16%) TypeScript
6 124 (8.94%) R
7 121 (8.72%) C++
8 103 (7.43%) C#
9 78 (5.62%) C
10 66 (4.76%) Scala
11 63 (4.54%) ES6
12 48 (3.46%) Ruby
13 45 (3.24%) Go
14 30 (2.16%) MATLAB
14 30 (2.16%) VBA
15 18 (1.30%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.15%) ES7
17 13 (0.94%) PowerShell
18 12 (0.87%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.79%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1,387 (100.00%) Degree
2 371 (26.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (6.42%) PhD
4 78 (5.62%) CISSP
5 75 (5.41%) CISM
6 66 (4.76%) CRISC
7 46 (3.32%) Security Cleared
8 37 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (2.16%) MBA
10 29 (2.09%) SC Cleared
11 28 (2.02%) DBS Check
12 26 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
14 19 (1.37%) CISA
15 15 (1.08%) AWS Certification
16 14 (1.01%) SAFe Agilist
17 11 (0.79%) PMI Certification
18 10 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
18 10 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
19 9 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (9.37%) QA
2 94 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (5.26%) NIST
4 68 (4.90%) GRC
5 33 (2.38%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.80%) GDPR
7 24 (1.73%) CDISC
8 21 (1.51%) Accessibility
9 18 (1.30%) IEC 62304
10 16 (1.15%) ISO 13485
11 15 (1.08%) Good Clinical Practice
11 15 (1.08%) PMO
12 14 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (1.01%) EMIR
12 14 (1.01%) MiFID
13 7 (0.50%) SLA
14 6 (0.43%) GxP
14 6 (0.43%) PSD2
14 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 69 (4.97%) Docker
2 24 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.14%) NDS
4 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.072%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 84 (6.06%) Terraform
3 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (1.44%) SCCM
5 15 (1.08%) Ansible
6 13 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (0.65%) Puppet
8 6 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.36%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.14%) Autotask
11 2 (0.14%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.14%) WSUS
12 1 (0.072%) Grafana
12 1 (0.072%) Mesos
12 1 (0.072%) MIIS
12 1 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.072%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 135 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.44%) Google
3 71 (5.12%) Adobe
4 61 (4.40%) Oracle
5 29 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.09%) Twitter
6 23 (1.66%) Apple
7 21 (1.51%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.51%) SAP
8 20 (1.44%) Cisco
8 20 (1.44%) Darktrace
8 20 (1.44%) Meraki
8 20 (1.44%) Zscaler
9 19 (1.37%) Alteryx
9 19 (1.37%) Snapchat
10 18 (1.30%) Fujitsu
11 17 (1.23%) CA
11 17 (1.23%) DataRobot
11 17 (1.23%) Sun
11 17 (1.23%) Teradata