Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 606 485
Rank change year-on-year +149 -121 +19
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 313 540 953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 1.69% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 223 372 618
Median annual salary £70,000 £61,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £124,000 £97,500 £103,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +14.55%

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 13,332 32,046 38,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.25% 24.28% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,687 23,298 28,462
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,100 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +136 229 £70,000 +3.70% 20
South East +96 42 £55,000 -8.33% 15
Midlands +107 25 £70,000 +27.27% 5
East Midlands +76 18 £100,000 +81.82% 4
North of England +146 9 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Yorkshire +112 7 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +98 7 £35,000 -35.19% 1
East of England +89 6 £56,250 +12.50% 7
North West +111 2 £40,000 -36.00% 1
South West +97 1 - - 2
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 313 (100.00%) Degree
2 181 (57.83%) Computer Science
3 132 (42.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 109 (34.82%) Finance
5 102 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (31.95%) Java
7 97 (30.99%) Problem-Solving
8 92 (29.39%) Analytical Skills
9 81 (25.88%) Python
10 70 (22.36%) Software Engineering
11 56 (17.89%) AWS
12 53 (16.93%) SQL
13 51 (16.29%) Analytics
14 50 (15.97%) Management Information System
15 47 (15.02%) Linux
16 45 (14.38%) Mathematics
17 42 (13.42%) Oracle
18 40 (12.78%) Microsoft
19 39 (12.46%) Azure
20 38 (12.14%) Project Management
21 37 (11.82%) Artificial Intelligence
21 37 (11.82%) Banking
21 37 (11.82%) Kafka
22 35 (11.18%) DevOps
23 34 (10.86%) Algorithms
23 34 (10.86%) Big Data
24 33 (10.54%) Statistics
25 32 (10.22%) PhD
25 32 (10.22%) NoSQL
26 31 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management

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 18 (5.75%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.83%) CMS
3 4 (1.28%) SAS
4 3 (0.96%) Confluence
4 3 (0.96%) IIS
5 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.32%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (6.39%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.43%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) InVision
6 1 (0.32%) Maya
6 1 (0.32%) Sketch
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (2.24%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.89%) AWS
2 39 (12.46%) Azure
3 19 (6.07%) GCP
4 12 (3.83%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.28%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.64%) Boomi
8 1 (0.32%) Force.com
8 1 (0.32%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.11%) Firewall
2 12 (3.83%) FTP
3 3 (0.96%) Network Security
3 3 (0.96%) Wireless
4 1 (0.32%) 4G
4 1 (0.32%) 5G
4 1 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) MPLS
4 1 (0.32%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.86%) Big Data
2 32 (10.22%) NoSQL
3 29 (9.27%) SQL Server
4 27 (8.63%) Hadoop
5 25 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (6.71%) Relational Database
8 19 (6.07%) MongoDB
8 19 (6.07%) OLTP
8 19 (6.07%) RDBMS
9 13 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (4.15%) CouchDB
9 13 (4.15%) OLAP
9 13 (4.15%) Oracle OLAP
9 13 (4.15%) Snowflake Schema
10 12 (3.83%) HBase
10 12 (3.83%) Power BI
11 10 (3.19%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.07%) ERwin
2 19 (6.07%) PowerDesigner
3 17 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.92%) ER Studio
4 6 (1.92%) JUnit
5 5 (1.60%) GitLab
5 5 (1.60%) JIRA
5 5 (1.60%) Xcode
6 4 (1.28%) Selenium
6 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.96%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.96%) Maven
7 3 (0.96%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.96%) Subversion
8 2 (0.64%) PyCharm
8 2 (0.64%) RStudio
8 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 109 (34.82%) Finance
2 37 (11.82%) Banking
3 30 (9.58%) Marketing
4 17 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.79%) Front Office
6 13 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 12 (3.83%) Law
8 11 (3.51%) Advertising
9 8 (2.56%) Legal
10 6 (1.92%) German Language
11 5 (1.60%) Games
11 5 (1.60%) Public Sector
12 4 (1.28%) French Language
12 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.96%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.96%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.96%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.96%) Retail
14 2 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (20.45%) Developer
2 50 (15.97%) Architect
3 33 (10.54%) Java Developer
4 31 (9.90%) Analyst
5 25 (7.99%) Data Architect
6 19 (6.07%) Product Manager
7 18 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.11%) Software Engineer
9 15 (4.79%) Consultant
10 13 (4.15%) Data Scientist
10 13 (4.15%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (3.83%) Java Engineer
11 12 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
11 12 (3.83%) Security Analyst
12 11 (3.51%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Banking Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Governance Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.19%) Risk Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.82%) Kafka
2 15 (4.79%) AngularJS
2 15 (4.79%) JSON
2 15 (4.79%) Spring
2 15 (4.79%) XML
3 13 (4.15%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (4.15%) Spring Boot
4 12 (3.83%) HTML
4 12 (3.83%) Natural Language Processing
4 12 (3.83%) Node.js
4 12 (3.83%) TensorFlow
5 11 (3.51%) jQuery
5 11 (3.51%) PyTorch
6 9 (2.88%) CSS
7 8 (2.56%) REST
8 7 (2.24%) Django
8 7 (2.24%) Keras
9 6 (1.92%) .NET
9 6 (1.92%) Pandas
9 6 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 92 (29.39%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (15.97%) Management Information System
3 34 (10.86%) Algorithms
4 21 (6.71%) Data Structures
5 20 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (5.75%) User Experience
7 17 (5.43%) Fixed Income
8 16 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (5.11%) Equities
8 16 (5.11%) SWIFT
9 15 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (4.15%) Reference Data
11 12 (3.83%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (3.51%) Public Cloud
12 11 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (3.51%) Verilog
13 10 (3.19%) Cybercrime
14 8 (2.56%) VHDL
15 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
16 6 (1.92%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.02%) Linux
2 16 (5.11%) Windows
3 9 (2.88%) Android
3 9 (2.88%) Unix
4 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.60%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.60%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (57.83%) Computer Science
2 102 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (30.99%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (22.36%) Software Engineering
5 51 (16.29%) Analytics
6 45 (14.38%) Mathematics
7 38 (12.14%) Project Management
8 37 (11.82%) Artificial Intelligence
9 35 (11.18%) DevOps
10 33 (10.54%) Statistics
11 31 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (9.58%) Data Science
12 30 (9.58%) Decision-Making
12 30 (9.58%) Fintech
13 29 (9.27%) Data Analysis
13 29 (9.27%) Scrum
14 27 (8.63%) Information Security
15 26 (8.31%) Validation
16 25 (7.99%) Critical Thinking
16 25 (7.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 100 (31.95%) Java
2 81 (25.88%) Python
3 53 (16.93%) SQL
4 28 (8.95%) C++
4 28 (8.95%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.75%) R
6 15 (4.79%) Java 8
6 15 (4.79%) Scala
7 14 (4.47%) C#
8 12 (3.83%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.19%) MATLAB
10 9 (2.88%) C
11 6 (1.92%) Go
11 6 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.60%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.28%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.28%) Perl
14 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.96%) Julia
14 3 (0.96%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 313 (100.00%) Degree
2 132 (42.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (10.22%) PhD
4 25 (7.99%) CISSP
5 13 (4.15%) AWS Certification
5 13 (4.15%) CISM
6 11 (3.51%) CISA
7 10 (3.19%) CRISC
8 8 (2.56%) GIAC
8 8 (2.56%) MBA
9 7 (2.24%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.92%) CCNA
10 6 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.92%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.60%) SANS
12 3 (0.96%) IISP
12 3 (0.96%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.64%) CFA
14 1 (0.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.67%) QA
2 16 (5.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (4.15%) Data Quality
4 10 (3.19%) NIST
5 7 (2.24%) GDPR
6 6 (1.92%) SEPA
6 6 (1.92%) TARGET2
7 5 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (1.60%) EMIR
7 5 (1.60%) MiFID
7 5 (1.60%) PMO
8 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (1.28%) SLA
9 2 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.32%) COBIT
10 1 (0.32%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (3.83%) HDFS
2 10 (3.19%) Docker
3 2 (0.64%) Firmware
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.83%) Kibana
2 8 (2.56%) Terraform
3 5 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.28%) Ansible
5 2 (0.64%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) Salt
6 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (13.42%) Oracle
2 40 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.75%) IBM
4 16 (5.11%) Cadence
5 14 (4.47%) Google
6 8 (2.56%) SAP
7 7 (2.24%) Cognos
7 7 (2.24%) Tableau
7 7 (2.24%) Teradata
8 6 (1.92%) Altera
8 6 (1.92%) Mentor Graphics
8 6 (1.92%) Synopsys
8 6 (1.92%) Xilinx
9 5 (1.60%) Informatica
9 5 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.60%) Talend
10 4 (1.28%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.28%) Databricks
10 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.64%) Cognizant