Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 379 422 590
Rank change year-on-year +43 +168 -83
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 889 268 575
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.60% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 2.73% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 417 183 367
10th Percentile £41,250 £43,750 £37,200
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £126,000 £102,500
UK median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% +12.00% -3.85%

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 23,052 9,809 29,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.84% 21.84% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,390 7,604 22,011
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £89,011 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in England.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -27 520 £90,000 +22.03% 57
South East -47 171 £45,000 -14.29% 26
East of England -33 68 £53,750 -14.00% 21
Midlands -82 57 £62,000 -11.43% 5
South West -60 32 £55,000 +15.79% 12
West Midlands -80 29 £65,000 -3.70% 5
East Midlands -55 28 £31,500 -55.00%
North of England -124 23 £55,000 +62.96% 13
North West -91 16 £55,000 +69.23% 7
Yorkshire -109 6 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North East - 1 - - 3
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 889 (100.00%) Degree
2 480 (53.99%) Computer Science
3 352 (39.60%) Social Skills
4 344 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
5 303 (34.08%) Python
6 293 (32.96%) Finance
7 262 (29.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 247 (27.78%) Software Engineering
9 202 (22.72%) SQL
10 200 (22.50%) Java
11 198 (22.27%) Azure
12 193 (21.71%) C#
13 185 (20.81%) Mathematics
14 180 (20.25%) AWS
15 178 (20.02%) Analytics
16 166 (18.67%) NoSQL
17 151 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
18 150 (16.87%) Kubernetes
18 150 (16.87%) C++
19 147 (16.54%) JavaScript
20 136 (15.30%) Docker
20 136 (15.30%) Node.js
21 135 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
22 126 (14.17%) Statistics
23 124 (13.95%) GCP
24 121 (13.61%) DevOps
25 118 (13.27%) React
26 117 (13.16%) Relational Database
27 116 (13.05%) Data Science
28 107 (12.04%) Machine Learning

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 56 (6.30%) Confluence
2 43 (4.84%) SAS
3 27 (3.04%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.12%) Apache
4 10 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.56%) Ethereum
5 5 (0.56%) Hyperledger
6 4 (0.45%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.45%) NetWeaver
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.34%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.34%) CMS
7 3 (0.34%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.34%) Mule
8 2 (0.22%) IIS
8 2 (0.22%) nginx
8 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.45%) Figma
5 4 (0.45%) InVision
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.45%) Simulink
5 4 (0.45%) Sketch
5 4 (0.45%) SPSS
5 4 (0.45%) UXPin
5 4 (0.45%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.34%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.22%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.01%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.56%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.56%) Summit
4 4 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
5 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.22%) SAP BRIM
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clinical
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 198 (22.27%) Azure
2 180 (20.25%) AWS
3 124 (13.95%) GCP
4 56 (6.30%) Serverless
5 43 (4.84%) SaaS
6 38 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (3.26%) PaaS
8 17 (1.91%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.69%) Amazon EKS
9 15 (1.69%) Google Analytics
10 14 (1.57%) IaaS
11 11 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
12 10 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.90%) GitHub
15 7 (0.79%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.79%) Lucidchart
15 7 (0.79%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.47%) Firewall
2 19 (2.14%) HTTP
2 19 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.46%) Wireless
4 9 (1.01%) LAN
4 9 (1.01%) VPN
4 9 (1.01%) WAN
5 8 (0.90%) SD-WAN
5 8 (0.90%) VSAN
6 7 (0.79%) MQTT
6 7 (0.79%) SAN
7 6 (0.67%) Network Security
8 5 (0.56%) DNS
8 5 (0.56%) Internet
8 5 (0.56%) NFC
8 5 (0.56%) PPP
8 5 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.45%) FTP
9 4 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (18.67%) NoSQL
2 117 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 87 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (7.99%) SQL Server
5 52 (5.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 50 (5.62%) MongoDB
7 39 (4.39%) Big Data
8 35 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (3.82%) Hadoop
10 31 (3.49%) MySQL
11 21 (2.36%) Apache Hive
12 20 (2.25%) Tableau
13 18 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.80%) Data Mining
15 13 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
16 12 (1.35%) Metadata
17 9 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (1.01%) Blockchain
17 9 (1.01%) Looker
Development Applications
1 87 (9.79%) JIRA
2 67 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.74%) SonarQube
4 50 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 45 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (3.15%) JUnit
7 10 (1.12%) JMeter
7 10 (1.12%) webpack
8 9 (1.01%) GitLab
9 8 (0.90%) Selenium
10 7 (0.79%) ER Studio
10 7 (0.79%) ERwin
10 7 (0.79%) PowerDesigner
10 7 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.67%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.67%) Mocha
11 6 (0.67%) Storybook
11 6 (0.67%) Subversion
12 5 (0.56%) Mockito
12 5 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 352 (39.60%) Social Skills
2 293 (32.96%) Finance
3 151 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (12.04%) Marketing
5 85 (9.56%) Presentation Skills
6 82 (9.22%) Influencing Skills
7 68 (7.65%) Law
8 53 (5.96%) Banking
9 52 (5.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 52 (5.85%) Manufacturing
10 49 (5.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 49 (5.51%) Telecoms
11 47 (5.29%) Public Sector
12 42 (4.72%) Electronics
12 42 (4.72%) Retail
13 40 (4.50%) Games
14 32 (3.60%) Legal
15 31 (3.49%) Advertising
16 24 (2.70%) Automotive
17 17 (1.91%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 158 (17.77%) Developer
2 91 (10.24%) Software Engineer
3 66 (7.42%) Technical Leader
4 52 (5.85%) Analyst
5 47 (5.29%) Senior Developer
6 46 (5.17%) Data Scientist
7 44 (4.95%) Architect
8 43 (4.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 41 (4.61%) Senior Software Engineer
10 36 (4.05%) Programmer
11 31 (3.49%) Consultant
12 22 (2.47%) Java Engineer
13 19 (2.14%) C# Developer
14 17 (1.91%) Python Developer
14 17 (1.91%) Python Engineer
14 17 (1.91%) Senior Java Engineer
15 16 (1.80%) Java Developer
16 14 (1.57%) Product Manager
16 14 (1.57%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (1.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (15.30%) Node.js
2 118 (13.27%) React
3 102 (11.47%) .NET
4 90 (10.12%) AngularJS
5 71 (7.99%) HTML
6 58 (6.52%) CSS
7 54 (6.07%) Spring
8 46 (5.17%) .NET Core
8 46 (5.17%) OAuth
9 45 (5.06%) OAuth2
10 44 (4.95%) OpenID
11 39 (4.39%) Web Services
12 38 (4.27%) Kafka
13 33 (3.71%) REST
14 32 (3.60%) Jest
15 26 (2.92%) .NET Framework
15 26 (2.92%) RESTful
16 24 (2.70%) TensorFlow
17 23 (2.59%) Django
18 21 (2.36%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 102 (11.47%) User Experience
2 88 (9.90%) Algorithms
3 86 (9.67%) Management Information System
4 74 (8.32%) Life Science
5 62 (6.97%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (4.84%) Virtual Team
7 41 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (4.05%) Data Structures
10 27 (3.04%) Cloud Native
11 24 (2.70%) Taxonomies
12 18 (2.02%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.80%) Blog
13 16 (1.80%) Driving Licence
14 14 (1.57%) Biotechnology
15 13 (1.46%) Data Centre
16 12 (1.35%) Mobile App
17 11 (1.24%) Semantic Web
18 10 (1.12%) FMCG
18 10 (1.12%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.99%) Linux
2 51 (5.74%) Windows
3 10 (1.12%) Unix
4 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.79%) Android
5 7 (0.79%) SUSE
5 7 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.56%) Debian
7 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) CentOS
8 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.22%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (53.99%) Computer Science
2 344 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 185 (20.81%) Mathematics
5 178 (20.02%) Analytics
6 135 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
7 126 (14.17%) Statistics
8 121 (13.61%) DevOps
9 116 (13.05%) Data Science
10 107 (12.04%) Machine Learning
11 102 (11.47%) Coaching
12 101 (11.36%) Microservices
13 93 (10.46%) Test Automation
13 93 (10.46%) Visualisation
14 85 (9.56%) Mentoring
14 85 (9.56%) Project Management
15 82 (9.22%) Artificial Intelligence
15 82 (9.22%) SDLC
16 81 (9.11%) Risk Management
17 78 (8.77%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 303 (34.08%) Python
2 202 (22.72%) SQL
3 200 (22.50%) Java
4 193 (21.71%) C#
5 150 (16.87%) C++
6 147 (16.54%) JavaScript
7 85 (9.56%) C
8 63 (7.09%) TypeScript
9 47 (5.29%) R
10 43 (4.84%) Go
11 27 (3.04%) Scala
12 16 (1.80%) Perl
13 14 (1.57%) MATLAB
14 11 (1.24%) VBA
15 9 (1.01%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.90%) ES6
17 7 (0.79%) SOQL
18 6 (0.67%) Rust
18 6 (0.67%) SAS Macro
18 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 889 (100.00%) Degree
2 262 (29.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (9.22%) PhD
4 25 (2.81%) Numerate Degree
5 20 (2.25%) MBA
6 10 (1.12%) CISSP
7 8 (0.90%) CISM
7 8 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.56%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.56%) SAFe Agilist
10 4 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.45%) CISA
10 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.45%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (11.81%) QA
2 50 (5.62%) GDPR
3 15 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.46%) SLA
5 10 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.90%) EMIR
6 8 (0.90%) MiFID
7 6 (0.67%) COBIT
7 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.67%) NIST
8 5 (0.56%) Accessibility
8 5 (0.56%) NCSC
9 4 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.45%) CDISC
9 4 (0.45%) MISRA
10 3 (0.34%) Good Clinical Practice
10 3 (0.34%) GRC
10 3 (0.34%) HL7
10 3 (0.34%) IFRS
System Software
1 136 (15.30%) Docker
2 14 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.01%) Firmware
5 9 (1.01%) KVM
6 7 (0.79%) Ceph
7 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.34%) vSphere
9 2 (0.22%) iptables
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 150 (16.87%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.47%) Ansible
3 12 (1.35%) Puppet
4 11 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.01%) Rancher
5 9 (1.01%) Salt
5 9 (1.01%) Terraform
6 8 (0.90%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.79%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.79%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.22%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.22%) Proxmox
9 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.11%) Knative
10 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 88 (9.90%) Oracle
2 75 (8.44%) SAP
3 73 (8.21%) Google
4 47 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 19 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.69%) IBM
7 14 (1.57%) VMware
8 12 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.12%) Adobe
10 9 (1.01%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.01%) Maxymiser
10 9 (1.01%) Optimizely
10 9 (1.01%) Qubit
11 8 (0.90%) Cisco
11 8 (0.90%) Dynatrace
12 7 (0.79%) Databricks
13 6 (0.67%) Facebook
13 6 (0.67%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.67%) LexisNexis
14 5 (0.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud