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

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 603 498 559
Rank change year-on-year -105 +61 -51
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 528 950 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 2.49% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 372 657 439
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £96,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 33,193 38,162 39,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.85% 23.74% 24.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23,807 29,064 31,355
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 May 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 May 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 -124 272 £70,000 - 10
South East +41 146 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Midlands -4 41 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +33 33 £60,000 -23.08% 3
North of England +17 32 £47,500 -20.83% 3
East of England +33 26 £55,000 -6.38% 4
North West -1 19 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Yorkshire +9 13 £37,500 -28.57% 1
South West +17 12 £27,000 -46.00%
West Midlands -8 8 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 528 (100.00%) Degree
2 235 (44.51%) Computer Science
3 208 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (31.82%) SQL
5 153 (28.98%) Finance
6 148 (28.03%) Python
7 118 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
8 116 (21.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 104 (19.70%) Mathematics
10 101 (19.13%) Java
11 100 (18.94%) C#
11 100 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 88 (16.67%) Analytics
13 86 (16.29%) .NET
14 83 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
15 82 (15.53%) Linux
16 77 (14.58%) Microsoft
17 74 (14.02%) HTML
18 72 (13.64%) Data Science
18 72 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
19 69 (13.07%) Oracle
20 68 (12.88%) C++
21 65 (12.31%) JavaScript
22 63 (11.93%) PhD
23 61 (11.55%) Risk Management
23 61 (11.55%) Machine Learning
24 58 (10.98%) Microservices
24 58 (10.98%) Docker
25 56 (10.61%) Windows
26 54 (10.23%) Marketing

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 25 (4.73%) SAS
2 17 (3.22%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.22%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.22%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.33%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.33%) JBoss
7 6 (1.14%) GeoServer
8 5 (0.95%) Apache
8 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.38%) Confluence
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.46%) InVision
3 13 (2.46%) Sketch
4 12 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.70%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.76%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.57%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.57%) Marvel
9 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.19%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.19%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (2.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.38%) Magento
5 2 (0.38%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.19%) Primavera
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 118 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (7.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (6.63%) PaaS
5 32 (6.06%) SaaS
6 23 (4.36%) IaaS
7 21 (3.98%) Serverless
8 18 (3.41%) Office 365
9 15 (2.84%) OpenShift
10 13 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 11 (2.08%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.14%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.76%) GitHub
16 3 (0.57%) Apigee
16 3 (0.57%) Boomi
16 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.14%) Firewall
2 17 (3.22%) VPN
3 14 (2.65%) Internet
3 14 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.33%) MPLS
5 6 (1.14%) BGP
5 6 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.14%) EIGRP
5 6 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.14%) OSPF
5 6 (1.14%) VLAN
6 4 (0.76%) ATM
6 4 (0.76%) WebEx
7 3 (0.57%) SAN
7 3 (0.57%) SCCP
7 3 (0.57%) WAN
8 2 (0.38%) 3G
8 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.38%) Broadband
8 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (6.82%) Big Data
4 33 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 19 (3.60%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (3.22%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (2.65%) SAP HANA
11 12 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (2.08%) Power BI
13 10 (1.89%) Blockchain
13 10 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.70%) MySQL
15 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.22%) Jenkins
1 17 (3.22%) JIRA
2 14 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.14%) JUnit
4 6 (1.14%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.14%) webpack
5 5 (0.95%) JMeter
5 5 (0.95%) Katalon Studio
5 5 (0.95%) Mocha
5 5 (0.95%) Selenium
5 5 (0.95%) SoapUI
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.95%) Toad
6 4 (0.76%) Ant
6 4 (0.76%) Jasmine
6 4 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 153 (28.98%) Finance
2 54 (10.23%) Marketing
3 29 (5.49%) Retail
4 22 (4.17%) Banking
5 14 (2.65%) Front Office
5 14 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.46%) Aerospace
7 12 (2.27%) Advertising
8 11 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.08%) German Language
8 11 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.08%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.89%) French Language
9 10 (1.89%) Games
9 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.52%) Electronics
10 8 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.95%) Legal
12 3 (0.57%) Law
12 3 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (25.57%) Developer
2 63 (11.93%) Analyst
3 47 (8.90%) Architect
3 47 (8.90%) Data Scientist
4 43 (8.14%) Consultant
5 42 (7.95%) .NET Developer
6 31 (5.87%) C# Developer
7 30 (5.68%) Java Developer
8 25 (4.73%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 25 (4.73%) Security Consultant
9 23 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (3.60%) Data Manager
11 17 (3.22%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.22%) Software Engineer
11 17 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.03%) Business Analyst
12 16 (3.03%) Graduate
12 16 (3.03%) Junior
12 16 (3.03%) Lead Developer
12 16 (3.03%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (16.29%) .NET
2 74 (14.02%) HTML
3 52 (9.85%) HTML5
4 49 (9.28%) Node.js
5 46 (8.71%) CSS
6 40 (7.58%) Web Services
7 34 (6.44%) AngularJS
8 30 (5.68%) XML
9 28 (5.30%) Spring
10 27 (5.11%) J2EE
11 25 (4.73%) OAuth
11 25 (4.73%) SAML
12 19 (3.60%) React
13 17 (3.22%) .NET Core
13 17 (3.22%) Natural Language Processing
14 16 (3.03%) Java EE
14 16 (3.03%) JSON
15 15 (2.84%) .NET Framework
15 15 (2.84%) SOAP
15 15 (2.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (9.85%) Management Information System
4 43 (8.14%) Public Cloud
5 34 (6.44%) Algorithms
6 29 (5.49%) User Experience
7 28 (5.30%) Fintech
8 27 (5.11%) Data Centre
9 26 (4.92%) Virtual Team
10 25 (4.73%) PKI
11 22 (4.17%) Blog
12 20 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (3.03%) Data Structures
14 16 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (2.84%) Life Science
16 14 (2.65%) Cloud Native
16 14 (2.65%) Equities
16 14 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (2.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.53%) Linux
2 56 (10.61%) Windows
3 22 (4.17%) Unix
4 7 (1.33%) Android
5 6 (1.14%) CentOS
5 6 (1.14%) Fedora
5 6 (1.14%) zOS
6 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (44.51%) Computer Science
2 208 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (19.70%) Mathematics
4 88 (16.67%) Analytics
5 72 (13.64%) Data Science
6 61 (11.55%) Machine Learning
6 61 (11.55%) Risk Management
7 58 (10.98%) Microservices
8 54 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (9.85%) DevOps
10 51 (9.66%) ITIL
10 51 (9.66%) Project Management
10 51 (9.66%) Statistics
11 46 (8.71%) Scrum
12 44 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 43 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (8.14%) Data Modelling
14 42 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
14 42 (7.95%) Physics
15 40 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 168 (31.82%) SQL
2 148 (28.03%) Python
3 101 (19.13%) Java
4 100 (18.94%) C#
5 68 (12.88%) C++
6 65 (12.31%) JavaScript
7 39 (7.39%) R
8 37 (7.01%) C
9 24 (4.55%) MATLAB
10 18 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.41%) Go
11 16 (3.03%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.65%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.27%) Scala
13 12 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.27%) VBA
14 9 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.33%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.14%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.14%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 528 (100.00%) Degree
2 116 (21.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (11.93%) PhD
4 35 (6.63%) Security Cleared
5 30 (5.68%) CISSP
6 18 (3.41%) CISM
7 17 (3.22%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (2.08%) CISA
8 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.89%) CREST Certified
9 10 (1.89%) MBA
10 8 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.33%) CCNA
11 7 (1.33%) GIAC
11 7 (1.33%) SANS
12 6 (1.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 19 (3.60%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.70%) EMIR
5 9 (1.70%) GDPR
5 9 (1.70%) MiFID
6 8 (1.52%) ISO 9001
6 8 (1.52%) QA
7 6 (1.14%) PMO
8 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.38%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.19%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.19%) PSD2
10 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (10.98%) Docker
2 38 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.38%) Firmware
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (8.14%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.25%) Ansible
3 25 (4.73%) Puppet
4 16 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.46%) Salt
6 8 (1.52%) SCCM
7 6 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.95%) SCOM
9 4 (0.76%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.38%) Graphite
10 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.38%) Oozie
10 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.38%) Terraform
11 1 (0.19%) FlexNet
11 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.07%) Oracle
3 46 (8.71%) SAP
4 41 (7.77%) Google
5 26 (4.92%) Tableau
6 25 (4.73%) ForgeRock
7 21 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.22%) IBM
9 16 (3.03%) Informatica
10 15 (2.84%) Cognizant
11 14 (2.65%) Adobe
12 11 (2.08%) Pega
12 11 (2.08%) VMware
13 9 (1.70%) Aprimo
14 8 (1.52%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.33%) Cisco
15 7 (1.33%) Thunderhead
16 6 (1.14%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.14%) Teradata