Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 473 509 517
Rank change year-on-year +36 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 945 937 1,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.30% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 595 538 746
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,350 £27,125
90th Percentile £105,000 £106,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 37,741 40,698 50,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.83% 24.44% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 28,185 31,486 41,074
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +32 641 £70,000 - 57
South East -63 113 £47,500 +31.03% 32
Midlands +34 68 £45,000 - 9
North of England +10 49 £60,000 +36.27% 10
West Midlands +39 45 £43,500 +8.75% 5
East of England +40 38 £45,000 +41.73% 30
South West +21 34 £50,000 +100.00% 12
North West -17 32 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +4 23 £78,000 +73.33% 4
Yorkshire +43 13 £52,500 +23.53% 6
North East -19 4 £34,250 -
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 945 (100.00%) Degree
2 551 (58.31%) Computer Science
3 391 (41.38%) Finance
4 387 (40.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 373 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 364 (38.52%) Java
7 274 (28.99%) Python
8 223 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
9 210 (22.22%) SQL
10 190 (20.11%) Software Engineering
11 188 (19.89%) Analytical Skills
12 187 (19.79%) C#
12 187 (19.79%) Analytics
13 186 (19.68%) Mathematics
14 173 (18.31%) Linux
15 166 (17.57%) C++
16 155 (16.40%) Risk Management
17 152 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
18 151 (15.98%) Big Data
19 149 (15.77%) Banking
20 139 (14.71%) DevOps
21 135 (14.29%) Scrum
22 134 (14.18%) JavaScript
23 116 (12.28%) Financial Institution
24 115 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
24 115 (12.17%) SDLC
25 112 (11.85%) Docker
26 110 (11.64%) Investment Banking
27 104 (11.01%) Investment Management
27 104 (11.01%) Strategic Thinking

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 51 (5.40%) Apache Spark
2 33 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 28 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 26 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (2.65%) SAS
7 23 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 21 (2.22%) Ethereum
9 13 (1.38%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.27%) Apache
11 11 (1.16%) JBoss
12 10 (1.06%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.85%) CMS
13 8 (0.85%) GemFire
13 8 (0.85%) Tornado
14 7 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
14 7 (0.74%) Hyperledger
15 6 (0.63%) Jupyter
15 6 (0.63%) Luigi
Applications
1 33 (3.49%) OmniGraffle
2 32 (3.39%) InVision
3 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.16%) SPSS
5 9 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.21%) Stata
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 22 (2.33%) Ripple
2 12 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.63%) SAP GRC
3 6 (0.63%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.42%) Summit
6 2 (0.21%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.11%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (5.61%) PaaS
4 31 (3.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 31 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (3.17%) Serverless
6 28 (2.96%) IBM Cloud
7 23 (2.43%) OpenShift
7 23 (2.43%) SaaS
8 22 (2.33%) Office 365
9 21 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.80%) IaaS
11 15 (1.59%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.59%) CloudFront
12 14 (1.48%) GitHub
13 9 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.63%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.53%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.67%) Firewall
2 48 (5.08%) Internet
3 32 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (1.80%) Network Security
5 16 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 15 (1.59%) DNS
7 12 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.27%) VPN
8 11 (1.16%) HTTP
8 11 (1.16%) NFC
9 7 (0.74%) DHCP
9 7 (0.74%) Wireless
10 6 (0.63%) MPLS
11 5 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.53%) OSPF
11 5 (0.53%) SMTP
11 5 (0.53%) Sourcefire
12 4 (0.42%) AMQP
12 4 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (15.98%) Big Data
2 80 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 65 (6.88%) SQL Server
4 56 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 54 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 51 (5.40%) Blockchain
7 47 (4.97%) MySQL
8 46 (4.87%) Hadoop
9 44 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (3.60%) Data Lake
12 30 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (2.22%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (1.80%) Redis
16 16 (1.69%) Apache Hive
17 14 (1.48%) RDBMS
17 14 (1.48%) SAP HANA
18 13 (1.38%) DB2
18 13 (1.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 62 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.54%) JIRA
4 23 (2.43%) Maven
5 20 (2.12%) JUnit
6 17 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.69%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.06%) Gradle
12 9 (0.95%) GoCD
12 9 (0.95%) Selenium
12 9 (0.95%) Subversion
13 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.74%) Ant
15 5 (0.53%) WiX
16 4 (0.42%) Mocha
16 4 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 391 (41.38%) Finance
2 149 (15.77%) Banking
3 116 (12.28%) Financial Institution
4 110 (11.64%) Investment Banking
5 91 (9.63%) Marketing
6 64 (6.77%) Front Office
7 43 (4.55%) Retail
8 36 (3.81%) Law
9 25 (2.65%) Legal
10 15 (1.59%) Games
11 14 (1.48%) French Language
12 13 (1.38%) German Language
12 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
13 12 (1.27%) Automotive
13 12 (1.27%) Publishing
14 11 (1.16%) Advertising
14 11 (1.16%) Electronics
14 11 (1.16%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 217 (22.96%) Developer
2 84 (8.89%) Analyst
3 81 (8.57%) Consultant
4 77 (8.15%) Java Developer
4 77 (8.15%) Software Engineer
5 73 (7.72%) Architect
6 67 (7.09%) Designer
7 57 (6.03%) UX Designer
8 52 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 50 (5.29%) Lead Designer
9 50 (5.29%) Lead UX Designer
10 36 (3.81%) Java Engineer
11 33 (3.49%) Data Scientist
11 33 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
12 32 (3.39%) Python Developer
13 31 (3.28%) Qualitative Analyst
13 31 (3.28%) Quantitative Analyst
14 30 (3.17%) Security Consultant
15 26 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
15 26 (2.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.63%) Web Services
2 76 (8.04%) AngularJS
3 74 (7.83%) HTML
4 69 (7.30%) React
5 68 (7.20%) Spring
6 61 (6.46%) RESTful
7 57 (6.03%) .NET
7 57 (6.03%) CSS
8 45 (4.76%) Java EE
9 43 (4.55%) Node.js
10 42 (4.44%) J2EE
11 41 (4.34%) jQuery
12 38 (4.02%) Hibernate
13 37 (3.92%) Kafka
14 35 (3.70%) Spring Boot
15 31 (3.28%) REST
16 26 (2.75%) .NET Framework
16 26 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
17 24 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
17 24 (2.54%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 551 (58.31%) Computer Science
2 188 (19.89%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (10.58%) Algorithms
4 98 (10.37%) Cyberthreat
5 93 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (8.78%) User Experience
7 69 (7.30%) Data Structures
8 67 (7.09%) Management Information System
9 59 (6.24%) Equities
10 56 (5.93%) Fintech
11 43 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (4.44%) Fixed Income
13 41 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 36 (3.81%) Derivative
15 31 (3.28%) IVR
16 30 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
17 28 (2.96%) Blog
17 28 (2.96%) Data Centre
18 26 (2.75%) Mobile App
19 25 (2.65%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 173 (18.31%) Linux
2 68 (7.20%) Unix
2 68 (7.20%) Windows
3 17 (1.80%) Android
4 13 (1.38%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.06%) CentOS
7 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.53%) zOS
10 4 (0.42%) DC/OS
10 4 (0.42%) Debian
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.32%) Solaris
12 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
3 190 (20.11%) Software Engineering
4 187 (19.79%) Analytics
5 186 (19.68%) Mathematics
6 155 (16.40%) Risk Management
7 139 (14.71%) DevOps
8 135 (14.29%) Scrum
9 115 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 115 (12.17%) SDLC
10 104 (11.01%) Investment Management
10 104 (11.01%) Strategic Thinking
11 103 (10.90%) Mentoring
12 101 (10.69%) Low Latency
13 100 (10.58%) Project Management
14 99 (10.48%) Open Source
15 96 (10.16%) Innovative Thinking
16 91 (9.63%) OO
17 89 (9.42%) Machine Learning
18 83 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 364 (38.52%) Java
2 274 (28.99%) Python
3 210 (22.22%) SQL
4 187 (19.79%) C#
5 166 (17.57%) C++
6 134 (14.18%) JavaScript
7 94 (9.95%) C
8 76 (8.04%) Go
9 50 (5.29%) R
10 43 (4.55%) Java 8
11 41 (4.34%) Scala
12 40 (4.23%) Bash Shell
13 33 (3.49%) Perl
14 31 (3.28%) VBA
15 25 (2.65%) MATLAB
16 22 (2.33%) PHP
16 22 (2.33%) Ruby
17 20 (2.12%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.59%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.06%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 945 (100.00%) Degree
2 387 (40.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (7.41%) PhD
4 40 (4.23%) CISSP
5 37 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
6 35 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (3.17%) CISM
8 27 (2.86%) CCNA
9 25 (2.65%) Security Cleared
10 24 (2.54%) CCNP
11 20 (2.12%) CISA
12 17 (1.80%) MBA
12 17 (1.80%) SC Cleared
13 14 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (1.38%) CREST Certified
14 13 (1.38%) PMI Certification
15 12 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
16 10 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.06%) Postgraduate
17 9 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.08%) QA
2 33 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.54%) MiFID
4 19 (2.01%) GCP
5 17 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.95%) EMIR
8 8 (0.85%) GDPR
9 6 (0.63%) GAMP
9 6 (0.63%) SLA
10 5 (0.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.32%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.21%) PMO
13 2 (0.21%) PSD2
14 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 112 (11.85%) Docker
2 24 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.95%) Xen
6 4 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.42%) HDFS
7 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 73 (7.72%) Ansible
3 64 (6.77%) Puppet
4 58 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.22%) Salt
6 16 (1.69%) Kibana
6 16 (1.69%) Nagios
7 9 (0.95%) Graphite
7 9 (0.95%) logstash
8 7 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.63%) Mesos
9 6 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.63%) Terraform
10 5 (0.53%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.32%) Oozie
13 2 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
13 2 (0.21%) SCCM
13 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 79 (8.36%) Google
2 66 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 65 (6.88%) Oracle
4 52 (5.50%) SAP
5 40 (4.23%) IBM
6 39 (4.13%) Red Hat
7 34 (3.60%) Adobe
8 31 (3.28%) Alias
9 22 (2.33%) Tableau
10 19 (2.01%) New Relic
11 15 (1.59%) Remedy
11 15 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.59%) VMware
12 13 (1.38%) Cognizant
12 13 (1.38%) Xamarin
13 11 (1.16%) Splunk
14 10 (1.06%) Sony
15 8 (0.85%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.85%) Cisco
15 8 (0.85%) Tradeweb