Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 540 505
Rank change year-on-year +57 -35 +74
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 972 755 1,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 1.89% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 661 446 754
England median annual salary £60,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,625 £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 38,509 40,053 52,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.67% 24.91% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29,275 31,624 42,241
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 May 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 26 May 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 +66 612 £70,000 +6.06% 80
South East -43 139 £45,000 - 37
Midlands +37 68 £50,000 +5.26% 14
East of England +30 62 £57,500 +44.66% 18
North of England +27 58 £60,000 +23.08% 21
North West +16 41 £60,000 +14.29% 6
West Midlands +19 39 £45,000 -5.26% 9
South West -7 32 £47,500 +18.75% 20
East Midlands +18 29 £78,000 +56.00% 5
Yorkshire +37 13 £52,500 +19.23% 10
North East -23 4 £34,250 - 5
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 972 (100.00%) Degree
2 533 (54.84%) Computer Science
3 377 (38.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 359 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (36.83%) Finance
6 357 (36.73%) Java
7 244 (25.10%) Python
8 195 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
9 190 (19.55%) SQL
10 165 (16.98%) Linux
11 158 (16.26%) Mathematics
12 157 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
13 152 (15.64%) C#
13 152 (15.64%) C++
14 151 (15.53%) Software Engineering
15 150 (15.43%) Big Data
16 146 (15.02%) Banking
17 136 (13.99%) Analytics
18 135 (13.89%) Scrum
19 132 (13.58%) DevOps
20 122 (12.55%) Mentoring
21 120 (12.35%) Risk Management
22 119 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
23 109 (11.21%) OO
24 107 (11.01%) Project Management
25 105 (10.80%) SDLC
26 99 (10.19%) SOA
27 97 (9.98%) Open Source
28 93 (9.57%) JavaScript
28 93 (9.57%) Financial Institution

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 76 (7.82%) Apache Spark
2 34 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (3.50%) SAS
3 23 (2.37%) Apache
4 22 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.54%) Apache Solr
7 14 (1.44%) JBoss
8 12 (1.23%) GlassFish
9 11 (1.13%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.72%) Confluence
11 7 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.62%) GemFire
13 5 (0.51%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.51%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 34 (3.50%) OmniGraffle
2 33 (3.40%) InVision
3 24 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.16%) SPSS
5 14 (1.44%) Weka
6 12 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.21%) Stata
11 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.03%) SAP Business One
3 8 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.41%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.41%) Summit
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.10%) Ripple
8 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.10%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 119 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 28 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (2.16%) PaaS
7 20 (2.06%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 19 (1.95%) SaaS
9 17 (1.75%) GitHub
10 15 (1.54%) Serverless
11 13 (1.34%) CloudFront
12 10 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 10 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.03%) Route 53
12 10 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.93%) Bluemix
13 9 (0.93%) IaaS
13 9 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.76%) Firewall
2 52 (5.35%) Internet
3 29 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (1.75%) Wireless
5 16 (1.65%) DNS
6 15 (1.54%) HTTP
7 14 (1.44%) Network Security
8 13 (1.34%) DHCP
8 13 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.13%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.93%) OSPF
11 7 (0.72%) Intranet
11 7 (0.72%) LAN
11 7 (0.72%) WAN
12 6 (0.62%) ICMP
12 6 (0.62%) SMTP
12 6 (0.62%) SNMP
12 6 (0.62%) VoIP
12 6 (0.62%) VPN
13 5 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (15.43%) Big Data
2 91 (9.36%) Relational Database
3 68 (7.00%) NoSQL
4 58 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 57 (5.86%) Hadoop
6 53 (5.45%) Data Lake
7 49 (5.04%) SQL Server
8 43 (4.42%) MySQL
9 39 (4.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 38 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (2.98%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.88%) Redis
13 25 (2.57%) Apache Hive
14 19 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (1.85%) QlikView
16 15 (1.54%) Data Mining
17 14 (1.44%) Flink
17 14 (1.44%) Oracle Database
18 12 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 78 (8.02%) Jenkins
2 59 (6.07%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.63%) JIRA
4 31 (3.19%) Maven
5 18 (1.85%) Gradle
6 17 (1.75%) Ant
7 16 (1.65%) JUnit
8 14 (1.44%) Subversion
9 13 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.23%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.93%) GoCD
12 6 (0.62%) GitLab
12 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.51%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.51%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.41%) CA Release Automation
14 4 (0.41%) WiX
General
1 358 (36.83%) Finance
2 146 (15.02%) Banking
3 93 (9.57%) Financial Institution
4 91 (9.36%) Investment Banking
5 69 (7.10%) Marketing
6 54 (5.56%) Retail
7 37 (3.81%) Front Office
8 33 (3.40%) Law
9 31 (3.19%) Manufacturing
10 21 (2.16%) Games
10 21 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 20 (2.06%) Electronics
12 19 (1.95%) Advertising
13 17 (1.75%) Legal
14 15 (1.54%) French Language
15 12 (1.23%) Publishing
16 11 (1.13%) Automotive
17 6 (0.62%) German Language
18 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 238 (24.49%) Developer
2 104 (10.70%) Java Developer
3 83 (8.54%) Analyst
4 73 (7.51%) Consultant
5 72 (7.41%) Architect
6 66 (6.79%) Software Engineer
7 57 (5.86%) Designer
8 53 (5.45%) Junior
9 51 (5.25%) Data Scientist
10 49 (5.04%) UX Designer
11 37 (3.81%) Junior Developer
12 35 (3.60%) Java Engineer
12 35 (3.60%) Senior Developer
13 33 (3.40%) Lead Designer
13 33 (3.40%) Lead UX Designer
14 31 (3.19%) .NET Developer
15 30 (3.09%) Business Analyst
16 27 (2.78%) C++ Developer
17 26 (2.67%) Qualitative Analyst
17 26 (2.67%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (7.72%) AngularJS
2 72 (7.41%) .NET
3 70 (7.20%) Web Services
4 66 (6.79%) HTML
5 58 (5.97%) CSS
5 58 (5.97%) jQuery
6 49 (5.04%) JSON
6 49 (5.04%) RESTful
6 49 (5.04%) Spring
7 45 (4.63%) XML
8 40 (4.12%) REST
9 36 (3.70%) Kafka
10 31 (3.19%) React
11 29 (2.98%) SOAP
12 27 (2.78%) J2EE
12 27 (2.78%) Node.js
13 26 (2.67%) Hibernate
14 22 (2.26%) .NET Framework
15 21 (2.16%) TensorFlow
16 20 (2.06%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 533 (54.84%) Computer Science
2 157 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (8.95%) Algorithms
4 75 (7.72%) Cyberthreat
5 72 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (6.79%) User Experience
7 50 (5.14%) Management Information System
8 46 (4.73%) Data Structures
9 35 (3.60%) Equities
10 34 (3.50%) Mobile App
11 32 (3.29%) Fintech
11 32 (3.29%) IVR
12 29 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (2.88%) Data Centre
14 26 (2.67%) Hedge funds
15 24 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
16 23 (2.37%) Cybercrime
17 22 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 21 (2.16%) Market Risk
19 18 (1.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.98%) Linux
2 65 (6.69%) Windows
3 62 (6.38%) Unix
4 27 (2.78%) Android
5 16 (1.65%) CentOS
6 11 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.03%) Debian
8 8 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.51%) DC/OS
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.31%) zOS
12 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.10%) VMS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
3 158 (16.26%) Mathematics
4 151 (15.53%) Software Engineering
5 136 (13.99%) Analytics
6 135 (13.89%) Scrum
7 132 (13.58%) DevOps
8 122 (12.55%) Mentoring
9 120 (12.35%) Risk Management
10 109 (11.21%) OO
11 107 (11.01%) Project Management
12 105 (10.80%) SDLC
13 99 (10.19%) SOA
14 97 (9.98%) Open Source
15 91 (9.36%) Machine Learning
16 90 (9.26%) Physics
17 86 (8.85%) Low Latency
18 80 (8.23%) Investment Management
19 79 (8.13%) Strategic Thinking
20 77 (7.92%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 357 (36.73%) Java
2 244 (25.10%) Python
3 190 (19.55%) SQL
4 152 (15.64%) C#
4 152 (15.64%) C++
5 93 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 86 (8.85%) C
7 68 (7.00%) R
8 44 (4.53%) MATLAB
9 40 (4.12%) PHP
9 40 (4.12%) Scala
10 38 (3.91%) Java 8
11 36 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.70%) Perl
11 36 (3.70%) VBA
12 33 (3.40%) Go
13 30 (3.09%) Ruby
14 15 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.93%) Jython
Qualifications
1 972 (100.00%) Degree
2 377 (38.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (9.16%) PhD
4 34 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (2.88%) CISSP
6 26 (2.67%) CCNA
7 24 (2.47%) CCNP
8 21 (2.16%) CISA
8 21 (2.16%) CISM
9 17 (1.75%) Security Cleared
10 16 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (1.54%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.44%) MBA
13 12 (1.23%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.82%) CCIE
15 8 (0.82%) CCIE Security
15 8 (0.82%) CREST Certified
15 8 (0.82%) SANS
16 7 (0.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.63%) QA
2 24 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.16%) MiFID
4 14 (1.44%) GDPR
5 11 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.13%) EMIR
6 10 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.03%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 8 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.41%) GCP
8 4 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.21%) ECSS
10 2 (0.21%) PSD2
10 2 (0.21%) SLA
11 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.10%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (7.20%) Docker
2 24 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.13%) HDFS
5 10 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.93%) Xen
7 8 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (7.20%) Ansible
2 46 (4.73%) Puppet
3 44 (4.53%) Kubernetes
4 37 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.57%) Nagios
6 18 (1.85%) Kibana
7 11 (1.13%) logstash
7 11 (1.13%) Terraform
8 10 (1.03%) Mesos
9 9 (0.93%) Graphite
10 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (0.62%) Oozie
10 6 (0.62%) OpenView
10 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.51%) Salt
12 4 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.25%) SAP
3 47 (4.84%) Oracle
4 44 (4.53%) Google
5 38 (3.91%) Tableau
6 32 (3.29%) Alias
7 28 (2.88%) Adobe
8 23 (2.37%) IBM
9 22 (2.26%) New Relic
10 17 (1.75%) Splunk
11 15 (1.54%) Cognizant
11 15 (1.54%) Netezza
11 15 (1.54%) Teradata
12 14 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.23%) Remedy
14 11 (1.13%) Cloudera
15 10 (1.03%) Atlassian
15 10 (1.03%) VMware
16 9 (0.93%) Perforce