Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 554 492
Rank change year-on-year +125 -62 +5
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 259 582 881
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 1.97% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 183 381 518
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% +13.04%
10th Percentile £43,750 £36,250 £35,700
90th Percentile £127,500 £101,250 £110,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +13.04%

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 9,854 29,535 36,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.58% 23.20% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7,440 21,810 27,277
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +129 180 £72,500 +3.57% 23
South East +147 49 £55,000 -8.33% 13
Midlands +110 11 £70,000 +27.27% 3
North of England +136 10 £32,500 -23.53% 6
East Midlands +62 9 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +113 6 - -
North West +115 4 £32,500 -23.53% 3
South West +106 4 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +125 2 £62,500 +78.57% 6
West Midlands +112 2 - - 2
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Degree
2 150 (57.92%) Computer Science
3 111 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 97 (37.45%) Finance
5 83 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (28.96%) Java
7 70 (27.03%) Python
8 57 (22.01%) Software Engineering
9 52 (20.08%) Linux
10 51 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (18.15%) Algorithms
12 46 (17.76%) Mathematics
13 40 (15.44%) SQL
14 39 (15.06%) Azure
14 39 (15.06%) AWS
15 38 (14.67%) DevOps
16 37 (14.29%) Oracle
16 37 (14.29%) PhD
17 33 (12.74%) Machine Learning
18 31 (11.97%) Project Management
18 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (11.58%) C++
19 30 (11.58%) Artificial Intelligence
20 26 (10.04%) Big Data
20 26 (10.04%) TensorFlow
20 26 (10.04%) Decision-Making
20 26 (10.04%) PyTorch
21 25 (9.65%) C#
21 25 (9.65%) SQL Server
22 24 (9.27%) Technical Leadership

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 16 (6.18%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.09%) SAS
3 6 (2.32%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Apache
5 3 (1.16%) Confluence
5 3 (1.16%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Maya
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.06%) AWS
1 39 (15.06%) Azure
2 20 (7.72%) GCP
3 8 (3.09%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.93%) GitHub
5 4 (1.54%) SaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.77%) Apigee
7 2 (0.77%) Kong
7 2 (0.77%) Route 53
8 1 (0.39%) Boomi
8 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Office 365
8 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.25%) 4G
1 11 (4.25%) 5G
1 11 (4.25%) Wireless
2 8 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.32%) Firewall
3 6 (2.32%) FTP
4 4 (1.54%) NAS
5 1 (0.39%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.39%) DHCP
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) MPLS
5 1 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.39%) Skype
5 1 (0.39%) SpaceWire
5 1 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.39%) VPN
5 1 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.04%) Big Data
2 25 (9.65%) SQL Server
3 23 (8.88%) Hadoop
4 14 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.25%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.86%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (3.47%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.09%) OLTP
9 8 (3.09%) Power BI
9 8 (3.09%) Tableau
10 7 (2.70%) MySQL
10 7 (2.70%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.32%) HBase
12 5 (1.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.54%) Snowflake Schema
14 3 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.09%) ERwin
3 8 (3.09%) JIRA
3 8 (3.09%) PowerDesigner
4 7 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.32%) Selenium
6 5 (1.93%) ER Studio
6 5 (1.93%) GitLab
6 5 (1.93%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.93%) Xcode
7 3 (1.16%) JUnit
7 3 (1.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.77%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.77%) Mocha
8 2 (0.77%) Subversion
9 1 (0.39%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.39%) Gradle
9 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.39%) Mockito
General
1 97 (37.45%) Finance
2 19 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.56%) Banking
4 16 (6.18%) Advertising
5 15 (5.79%) Marketing
6 9 (3.47%) Electronics
7 8 (3.09%) Front Office
8 6 (2.32%) Billing
8 6 (2.32%) Law
9 5 (1.93%) Games
9 5 (1.93%) German Language
10 4 (1.54%) Dutch Language
10 4 (1.54%) French Language
10 4 (1.54%) Polish Language
10 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.16%) Publishing
11 3 (1.16%) Retail
12 2 (0.77%) Legal
12 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (21.62%) Developer
2 23 (8.88%) Architect
3 21 (8.11%) Analyst
4 20 (7.72%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.34%) Consultant
6 17 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 17 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 13 (5.02%) Java Engineer
7 13 (5.02%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 12 (4.63%) Data Manager
8 12 (4.63%) Java Software Engineer
9 11 (4.25%) Data Science Manager
9 11 (4.25%) Design Engineer
9 11 (4.25%) Quantitative Developer
9 11 (4.25%) Senior Architect
10 10 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Data Architect
11 9 (3.47%) Senior Design Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.04%) PyTorch
1 26 (10.04%) TensorFlow
2 22 (8.49%) Spring
3 20 (7.72%) Kafka
4 14 (5.41%) React
4 14 (5.41%) Spring Boot
5 13 (5.02%) .NET
5 13 (5.02%) Natural Language Processing
6 12 (4.63%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.63%) Node.js
7 11 (4.25%) Keras
8 10 (3.86%) REST
9 9 (3.47%) NumPy
9 9 (3.47%) Pandas
9 9 (3.47%) scikit-learn
10 8 (3.09%) Matplotlib
10 8 (3.09%) PySpark
10 8 (3.09%) SciPy
10 8 (3.09%) SpaCy
10 8 (3.09%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.15%) Algorithms
2 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.88%) Management Information System
4 20 (7.72%) Equities
4 20 (7.72%) User Experience
5 14 (5.41%) Data Structures
6 12 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.86%) Fixed Income
8 10 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (3.47%) Exotic Derivative
9 9 (3.47%) Lidar
9 9 (3.47%) Market Risk
9 9 (3.47%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.32%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.93%) CAN bus
11 5 (1.93%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.54%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.54%) IVR
13 3 (1.16%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.08%) Linux
2 16 (6.18%) Windows
3 15 (5.79%) Android
4 14 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.63%) Unix
6 5 (1.93%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.77%) VMS
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (57.92%) Computer Science
2 83 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (22.01%) Software Engineering
4 51 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (17.76%) Mathematics
6 38 (14.67%) DevOps
7 33 (12.74%) Machine Learning
8 31 (11.97%) Project Management
9 30 (11.58%) Artificial Intelligence
10 26 (10.04%) Decision-Making
11 24 (9.27%) Technical Leadership
12 22 (8.49%) Analytics
12 22 (8.49%) Physics
12 22 (8.49%) Statistics
13 21 (8.11%) Mentoring
13 21 (8.11%) Scrum
14 20 (7.72%) Computer Vision
14 20 (7.72%) Data Science
14 20 (7.72%) Information Security
14 20 (7.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.96%) Java
2 70 (27.03%) Python
3 40 (15.44%) SQL
4 30 (11.58%) C++
5 25 (9.65%) C#
6 17 (6.56%) Java 8
7 15 (5.79%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.41%) C
8 14 (5.41%) MATLAB
9 12 (4.63%) R
10 10 (3.86%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.86%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.09%) Perl
11 8 (3.09%) Scala
12 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.32%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.32%) Ruby
13 5 (1.93%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.93%) Go
13 5 (1.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 259 (100.00%) Degree
2 111 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (14.29%) PhD
4 12 (4.63%) CISSP
5 9 (3.47%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.93%) SANS
8 4 (1.54%) CISA
8 4 (1.54%) CISM
8 4 (1.54%) CRISC
9 3 (1.16%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.16%) MBA
9 3 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.77%) CFA
10 2 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) CCIE
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) GCIH
11 1 (0.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.79%) QA
2 9 (3.47%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (3.47%) EMIR
2 9 (3.47%) MiFID
3 8 (3.09%) PMO
3 8 (3.09%) SLA
4 4 (1.54%) GDPR
4 4 (1.54%) NIST
4 4 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 9 (3.47%) Docker
2 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.32%) HDFS
3 6 (2.32%) RHEV
4 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.39%) NDS
5 1 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.63%) Ansible
1 12 (4.63%) Puppet
2 10 (3.86%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.09%) Terraform
4 6 (2.32%) Kibana
5 5 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.77%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.77%) SCCM
6 2 (0.77%) SCOM
6 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Salt
7 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (14.29%) Oracle
2 20 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.25%) Google
4 9 (3.47%) Databricks
5 8 (3.09%) Cadence
5 8 (3.09%) Cloudera
5 8 (3.09%) IBM
6 7 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.70%) VMware
7 6 (2.32%) SAP
7 6 (2.32%) Teradata
8 3 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.77%) Facebook
9 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.77%) Sybase
9 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.77%) Twitter
10 1 (0.39%) Amdocs
10 1 (0.39%) CA
10 1 (0.39%) Sophos