Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 594 523
Rank change year-on-year +77 -71 +75
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 542 602 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.75% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 351 420 633
England median annual salary £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £92,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +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 24,779 34,433 39,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.79% 24.49% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 18,445 25,320 30,789
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +106 343 £75,000 +7.14% 54
South East -7 90 £70,000 +16.67% 10
North of England +66 45 £42,500 -8.11% 8
North West +60 26 £42,500 -15.00% 4
East of England +59 22 £47,500 -13.64% 21
South West +46 22 £50,000 +38.89% 7
Midlands -16 22 £58,750 -2.08% 23
Yorkshire +43 18 £35,000 -6.67% 3
East Midlands -18 12 £60,000 - 11
West Midlands +22 8 £37,500 -16.67% 11
North East - 1 £65,000 - 1
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 542 (100.00%) Degree
2 283 (52.21%) Computer Science
3 159 (29.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 144 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (25.28%) Python
6 132 (24.35%) Finance
7 131 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
8 121 (22.32%) Java
9 107 (19.74%) SQL
10 100 (18.45%) Mathematics
11 90 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (16.42%) Analytics
13 86 (15.87%) AWS
14 83 (15.31%) Machine Learning
15 74 (13.65%) Data Science
16 72 (13.28%) PhD
17 66 (12.18%) Marketing
17 66 (12.18%) Statistics
18 64 (11.81%) Software Engineering
19 61 (11.25%) Artificial Intelligence
20 57 (10.52%) Service Delivery
20 57 (10.52%) Management Information System
20 57 (10.52%) JavaScript
21 56 (10.33%) C++
21 56 (10.33%) DevOps
22 55 (10.15%) Linux
23 51 (9.41%) Project Management
24 50 (9.23%) .NET
24 50 (9.23%) Docker
25 48 (8.86%) Cybersecurity

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 13 (2.40%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.11%) IIS
3 5 (0.92%) Confluence
3 5 (0.92%) SAS
3 5 (0.92%) Tornado
4 4 (0.74%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.37%) InVision
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) Sketch
6 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Magento
1 6 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.37%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.87%) AWS
2 42 (7.75%) Azure
2 42 (7.75%) GCP
3 19 (3.51%) SaaS
4 17 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.95%) Power Platform
6 15 (2.77%) PaaS
7 14 (2.58%) IaaS
8 6 (1.11%) Akamai
8 6 (1.11%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.74%) Serverless
10 3 (0.55%) Google Sheets
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.37%) Dialogflow
11 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.37%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.30%) Firewall
2 31 (5.72%) Internet
3 11 (2.03%) HTTP
4 10 (1.85%) DNS
5 9 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.66%) VoIP
5 9 (1.66%) Wireless
6 7 (1.29%) VPN
7 5 (0.92%) DHCP
7 5 (0.92%) LAN
7 5 (0.92%) NAS
7 5 (0.92%) Network Security
7 5 (0.92%) WAN
8 4 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.74%) SAN
8 4 (0.74%) SSL
9 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.18%) Intranet
10 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.46%) Big Data
1 35 (6.46%) Relational Database
1 35 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 21 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.32%) Data Mining
4 18 (3.32%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.95%) Power BI
6 13 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 13 (2.40%) Looker
7 12 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.03%) OLAP
8 11 (2.03%) Oracle OLAP
9 10 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.85%) QlikView
10 7 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.29%) CouchDB
10 7 (1.29%) MySQL
10 7 (1.29%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 40 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.14%) JUnit
4 11 (2.03%) Maven
4 11 (2.03%) Subversion
5 10 (1.85%) webpack
6 7 (1.29%) ERwin
6 7 (1.29%) JIRA
6 7 (1.29%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (1.11%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.11%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.74%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.74%) Ant
9 4 (0.74%) Grunt
9 4 (0.74%) gulp
9 4 (0.74%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.74%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.74%) Mocha
9 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (24.35%) Finance
2 66 (12.18%) Marketing
3 42 (7.75%) Retail
4 41 (7.56%) Public Sector
5 23 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.87%) Banking
7 19 (3.51%) Advertising
8 17 (3.14%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.77%) Games
9 15 (2.77%) Legal
10 14 (2.58%) Aerospace
11 11 (2.03%) Military
12 9 (1.66%) French Language
12 9 (1.66%) Front Office
12 9 (1.66%) German Language
13 8 (1.48%) Law
14 7 (1.29%) Financial Institution
14 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (19.19%) Developer
2 63 (11.62%) Architect
3 59 (10.89%) Analyst
4 57 (10.52%) Consultant
5 50 (9.23%) Data Scientist
6 46 (8.49%) Java Developer
7 24 (4.43%) Senior Developer
7 24 (4.43%) Software Developer
8 20 (3.69%) Product Manager
9 18 (3.32%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (3.14%) Security Consultant
11 16 (2.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 16 (2.95%) Qualitative Analyst
11 16 (2.95%) Quantitative Analyst
11 16 (2.95%) Senior Consultant
11 16 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (2.95%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.58%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.58%) Senior Data Scientist
13 13 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.23%) .NET
2 34 (6.27%) HTML
3 28 (5.17%) CSS
4 26 (4.80%) TensorFlow
5 25 (4.61%) jQuery
5 25 (4.61%) Natural Language Processing
6 21 (3.87%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.69%) HTML5
8 19 (3.51%) Node.js
9 18 (3.32%) CSS3
10 17 (3.14%) Kafka
10 17 (3.14%) React
11 16 (2.95%) JSON
11 16 (2.95%) Spring
11 16 (2.95%) Web Services
12 14 (2.58%) REST
13 13 (2.40%) XML
14 12 (2.21%) J2EE
14 12 (2.21%) Keras
14 12 (2.21%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 131 (24.17%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (10.52%) Management Information System
3 48 (8.86%) Algorithms
4 35 (6.46%) User Experience
5 32 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.51%) PKI
7 18 (3.32%) Analytical Mindset
7 18 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (3.32%) Virtual Team
8 17 (3.14%) Data Structures
8 17 (3.14%) Fixed Income
8 17 (3.14%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.95%) Reference Data
10 14 (2.58%) Equities
11 13 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (2.21%) Internet of Things
12 12 (2.21%) Robotics
13 11 (2.03%) Market Risk
14 10 (1.85%) Credit Risk
14 10 (1.85%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.15%) Linux
2 36 (6.64%) Windows
3 20 (3.69%) Unix
4 10 (1.85%) Android
5 6 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (52.21%) Computer Science
2 144 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (18.45%) Mathematics
4 90 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (16.42%) Analytics
6 83 (15.31%) Machine Learning
7 74 (13.65%) Data Science
8 66 (12.18%) Statistics
9 64 (11.81%) Software Engineering
10 61 (11.25%) Artificial Intelligence
11 57 (10.52%) Service Delivery
12 56 (10.33%) DevOps
13 51 (9.41%) Project Management
14 48 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
15 47 (8.67%) ITIL
15 47 (8.67%) Scrum
16 45 (8.30%) Visualisation
17 43 (7.93%) SDLC
18 41 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
19 40 (7.38%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 137 (25.28%) Python
2 121 (22.32%) Java
3 107 (19.74%) SQL
4 57 (10.52%) JavaScript
5 56 (10.33%) C++
6 40 (7.38%) R
7 34 (6.27%) C#
8 27 (4.98%) MATLAB
9 14 (2.58%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.40%) Scala
11 12 (2.21%) C
11 12 (2.21%) Go
12 11 (2.03%) Java 8
13 9 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.66%) Ruby
13 9 (1.66%) VBA
14 8 (1.48%) PHP
14 8 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 542 (100.00%) Degree
2 159 (29.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (13.28%) PhD
4 29 (5.35%) CISSP
4 29 (5.35%) MBA
5 15 (2.77%) CISM
6 13 (2.40%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (2.21%) CIMA
8 10 (1.85%) CISA
9 8 (1.48%) AWS Certification
10 7 (1.29%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.11%) IISP
12 5 (0.92%) CCNA
12 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.92%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.74%) CISMP
14 3 (0.55%) ISSAP
14 3 (0.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.54%) QA
2 18 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (2.40%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (1.85%) EMIR
5 10 (1.85%) GDPR
5 10 (1.85%) MiFID
5 10 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.48%) SLA
7 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.92%) NIST
8 4 (0.74%) COBIT
9 3 (0.55%) PMO
10 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.37%) WCAG
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.18%) NCSC
11 1 (0.18%) SEPA
11 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 50 (9.23%) Docker
2 20 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.14%) Terraform
3 13 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.85%) Ansible
5 6 (1.11%) Consul
5 6 (1.11%) Puppet
6 4 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.74%) Nessus
7 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.37%) Scalr
Vendors
1 44 (8.12%) Google
1 44 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.38%) Oracle
2 40 (7.38%) Tableau
3 13 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (1.85%) SAP
5 9 (1.66%) Cisco
6 8 (1.48%) Adobe
6 8 (1.48%) VMware
7 7 (1.29%) Cadence
7 7 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.11%) Demandware
8 6 (1.11%) hybris
8 6 (1.11%) Splunk
9 4 (0.74%) BT
9 4 (0.74%) IBM
10 3 (0.55%) Facebook
10 3 (0.55%) Teradata
11 2 (0.37%) Palantir
11 2 (0.37%) ServiceNow