Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 496 566 518
Rank change year-on-year +70 -48 +87
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 899 709 1,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 1.69% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 634 463 777
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,225 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 39,081 42,060 54,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.70% 25.40% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30,559 33,463 44,016
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +68 512 £70,000 - 58
South East +42 175 £45,000 - 33
North of England +54 79 £43,500 -17.14% 14
East of England +21 63 £57,500 +17.35% 17
North West +19 50 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Midlands +3 43 £70,000 +55.56% 17
West Midlands -21 29 £70,000 +64.71% 13
South West -6 27 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire +27 17 £47,500 -24.00% 8
East Midlands +19 14 £78,000 +71.43% 4
North East - 12 £40,000 - 2
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 899 (100.00%) Degree
2 450 (50.06%) Computer Science
3 319 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 300 (33.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 291 (32.37%) Finance
6 265 (29.48%) Java
7 201 (22.36%) Python
8 176 (19.58%) SQL
9 140 (15.57%) Mathematics
10 138 (15.35%) C++
11 137 (15.24%) Scrum
12 132 (14.68%) Project Management
13 125 (13.90%) Linux
14 121 (13.46%) Software Engineering
15 113 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
16 104 (11.57%) DevOps
17 103 (11.46%) Big Data
18 99 (11.01%) Analytics
18 99 (11.01%) Banking
19 97 (10.79%) Machine Learning
20 96 (10.68%) Open Source
21 94 (10.46%) C
22 92 (10.23%) Relational Database
23 90 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
24 88 (9.79%) R
25 86 (9.57%) C#
25 86 (9.57%) NoSQL
25 86 (9.57%) Algorithms
26 85 (9.45%) HTML
27 84 (9.34%) Physics

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 72 (8.01%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.45%) SAS
3 36 (4.00%) Apache
4 28 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.67%) JBoss
6 23 (2.56%) Apache Solr
7 21 (2.34%) OpenStack
8 18 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.11%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.78%) Confluence
12 6 (0.67%) eris
12 6 (0.67%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.67%) Hyperledger
12 6 (0.67%) IIS
13 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.44%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.33%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.22%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 30 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.78%) SPSS
3 19 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.00%) InVision
5 16 (1.78%) OmniGraffle
6 14 (1.56%) Weka
7 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.22%) Pixate
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.78%) SAP Business One
2 13 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (1.33%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.89%) SAP VC
5 6 (0.67%) MultiChain
5 6 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.22%) Magento
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 90 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.01%) SaaS
3 37 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 14 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 13 (1.45%) GitHub
7 13 (1.45%) PaaS
8 12 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.89%) Serverless
12 7 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (0.67%) IaaS
13 6 (0.67%) Route 53
14 5 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.01%) Internet
2 43 (4.78%) Firewall
3 23 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.11%) Wireless
5 17 (1.89%) HTTP
6 16 (1.78%) VoIP
7 14 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (1.33%) DNS
8 12 (1.33%) Intranet
9 11 (1.22%) OSPF
10 9 (1.00%) DHCP
11 8 (0.89%) LAN
11 8 (0.89%) Network Security
11 8 (0.89%) WAN
12 7 (0.78%) MPLS
13 6 (0.67%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.67%) ICMP
13 6 (0.67%) SNMP
14 5 (0.56%) BGP
14 5 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.46%) Big Data
2 92 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 86 (9.57%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.01%) Hadoop
5 51 (5.67%) RDBMS
6 45 (5.01%) SQL Server
7 44 (4.89%) MongoDB
8 39 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (3.78%) Redis
10 33 (3.67%) Apache Hive
11 30 (3.34%) Data Lake
11 30 (3.34%) MySQL
12 27 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (2.56%) QlikView
14 19 (2.11%) Riak
15 18 (2.00%) Flink
16 17 (1.89%) Oracle Database
17 16 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
17 16 (1.78%) Data Mining
18 13 (1.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 62 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 52 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 45 (5.01%) JIRA
4 31 (3.45%) Maven
5 17 (1.89%) Gradle
6 16 (1.78%) Ant
6 16 (1.78%) Subversion
7 10 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.00%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.78%) JUnit
11 6 (0.67%) Android Studio
11 6 (0.67%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.67%) CMake
12 5 (0.56%) GitLab
13 4 (0.44%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.44%) Selenium
13 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 291 (32.37%) Finance
2 99 (11.01%) Banking
3 74 (8.23%) Retail
4 51 (5.67%) Marketing
5 41 (4.56%) Manufacturing
6 37 (4.12%) Investment Banking
7 32 (3.56%) Electronics
7 32 (3.56%) Telecoms
8 28 (3.11%) Front Office
9 21 (2.34%) Retail Banking
10 19 (2.11%) Advertising
10 19 (2.11%) French Language
11 18 (2.00%) Games
12 14 (1.56%) Aerospace
12 14 (1.56%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.89%) Law
14 7 (0.78%) Legal
14 7 (0.78%) Publishing
15 4 (0.44%) German Language
15 4 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 209 (23.25%) Developer
2 95 (10.57%) Architect
3 87 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 62 (6.90%) Analyst
5 55 (6.12%) Data Scientist
6 52 (5.78%) Junior
7 44 (4.89%) Software Engineer
8 43 (4.78%) Consultant
9 33 (3.67%) Junior Developer
10 32 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
11 30 (3.34%) Technical Architect
12 29 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.23%) Graduate
13 28 (3.11%) Project Manager
14 26 (2.89%) C++ Developer
14 26 (2.89%) Senior Developer
15 22 (2.45%) Data Engineer
16 21 (2.34%) Analytics Manager
16 21 (2.34%) Designer
16 21 (2.34%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.45%) HTML
2 79 (8.79%) .NET
3 68 (7.56%) JSON
4 66 (7.34%) CSS
5 60 (6.67%) Spring
6 53 (5.90%) XML
7 47 (5.23%) Web Services
8 45 (5.01%) jQuery
9 44 (4.89%) REST
10 40 (4.45%) AngularJS
11 39 (4.34%) RESTful
11 39 (4.34%) SOAP
12 36 (4.00%) Node.js
13 35 (3.89%) Hibernate
14 28 (3.11%) Ruby on Rails
15 27 (3.00%) Kafka
16 25 (2.78%) HTML5
16 25 (2.78%) React
17 23 (2.56%) Struts
18 22 (2.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 450 (50.06%) Computer Science
2 113 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (9.57%) Algorithms
4 64 (7.12%) Management Information System
5 44 (4.89%) User Experience
6 39 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 34 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (3.34%) Data Centre
9 27 (3.00%) Fintech
9 27 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (3.00%) Hedge funds
10 23 (2.56%) Data Structures
11 18 (2.00%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.89%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.89%) PMI
13 15 (1.67%) IVR
13 15 (1.67%) Robotics
14 13 (1.45%) Blog
14 13 (1.45%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 125 (13.90%) Linux
2 57 (6.34%) Windows
3 39 (4.34%) Unix
4 23 (2.56%) Android
5 16 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.78%) CentOS
7 6 (0.67%) Debian
7 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.56%) zOS
9 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.33%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.33%) VMS
10 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (15.57%) Mathematics
3 137 (15.24%) Scrum
4 132 (14.68%) Project Management
5 121 (13.46%) Software Engineering
6 104 (11.57%) DevOps
7 99 (11.01%) Analytics
8 97 (10.79%) Machine Learning
9 96 (10.68%) Open Source
10 84 (9.34%) Physics
11 82 (9.12%) Creative Thinking
12 80 (8.90%) Data Science
13 76 (8.45%) SDLC
14 75 (8.34%) SOA
15 73 (8.12%) OO
16 68 (7.56%) Mentoring
17 60 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
17 60 (6.67%) Statistics
18 59 (6.56%) Kanban
18 59 (6.56%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 265 (29.48%) Java
2 201 (22.36%) Python
3 176 (19.58%) SQL
4 138 (15.35%) C++
5 94 (10.46%) C
6 88 (9.79%) R
7 86 (9.57%) C#
8 69 (7.68%) JavaScript
9 58 (6.45%) Perl
10 48 (5.34%) PHP
11 45 (5.01%) Scala
12 41 (4.56%) Ruby
13 40 (4.45%) MATLAB
14 36 (4.00%) Go
15 33 (3.67%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.67%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.33%) VBA
18 11 (1.22%) Korn
18 11 (1.22%) T-SQL
19 9 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 899 (100.00%) Degree
2 300 (33.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (9.12%) PhD
4 36 (4.00%) CISSP
5 28 (3.11%) CISA
6 23 (2.56%) CISM
7 20 (2.22%) CEH
8 19 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 18 (2.00%) MBA
9 18 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
10 15 (1.67%) Security Cleared
11 13 (1.45%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.33%) CREST Certified
12 12 (1.33%) SANS
13 11 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.22%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.00%) CCNA
14 9 (1.00%) MCPD
14 9 (1.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.45%) QA
2 14 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.22%) ECSS
3 11 (1.22%) MiFID
3 11 (1.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 10 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.11%) EMIR
5 8 (0.89%) GDPR
6 6 (0.67%) PMO
7 4 (0.44%) P3O
8 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.33%) RMADS
8 3 (0.33%) SLA
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.22%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.11%) GCP
10 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (5.90%) Docker
2 27 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.22%) HDFS
4 8 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.89%) SAP ITS
5 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.33%) LXC
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (6.56%) Ansible
2 38 (4.23%) Puppet
3 26 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.11%) Terraform
5 14 (1.56%) Mesos
6 13 (1.45%) Nagios
7 6 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.67%) Kibana
7 6 (0.67%) OpenView
7 6 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.56%) Oozie
9 3 (0.33%) logstash
9 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.22%) Graphite
10 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.22%) Packer
11 1 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 82 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.12%) Oracle
3 63 (7.01%) SAP
4 45 (5.01%) Tableau
5 44 (4.89%) Google
6 24 (2.67%) New Relic
7 21 (2.34%) Teradata
8 20 (2.22%) Netezza
9 15 (1.67%) Alias
10 14 (1.56%) Adobe
11 11 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.22%) Murex
12 10 (1.11%) Cloudera
13 9 (1.00%) CA
13 9 (1.00%) Cisco
13 9 (1.00%) IBM
13 9 (1.00%) Splunk
14 8 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.78%) Perforce
15 7 (0.78%) Twitter