Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 502 537
Rank change year-on-year -38 +35 +11
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 714 921 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 2.29% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 471 595 581
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £103,750
UK median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% -

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 35,436 40,177 45,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.97% 23.94% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26,141 31,160 36,359
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -22 434 £72,500 -3.33% 47
South East +8 131 £60,000 +26.32% 28
Midlands +58 74 £50,000 -18.37% 8
East Midlands +54 39 £70,000 +47.37% 5
West Midlands +39 35 £43,500 -52.97% 3
East of England +30 30 £45,000 -10.00% 14
North of England -50 26 £50,000 +25.00% 13
North West -26 22 £50,000 +25.00% 9
South West +4 14 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire +19 4 £48,750 +7.97% 2
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 714 (100.00%) Degree
2 370 (51.82%) Computer Science
3 268 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (36.69%) Java
5 251 (35.15%) Finance
6 239 (33.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 229 (32.07%) Python
8 199 (27.87%) SQL
9 191 (26.75%) Mathematics
10 162 (22.69%) Analytics
11 157 (21.99%) Amazon AWS
12 145 (20.31%) Software Engineering
13 140 (19.61%) C#
14 132 (18.49%) C++
14 132 (18.49%) Linux
15 125 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
16 124 (17.37%) Data Science
17 122 (17.09%) JavaScript
18 118 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
19 114 (15.97%) Machine Learning
20 108 (15.13%) HTML
21 106 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
22 104 (14.57%) Microsoft
23 102 (14.29%) Big Data
24 96 (13.45%) DevOps
24 96 (13.45%) Docker
25 95 (13.31%) Web Services
26 86 (12.04%) Algorithms
27 78 (10.92%) Scrum
28 76 (10.64%) Risk 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 31 (4.34%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.92%) WebLogic
2 28 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 24 (3.36%) SAS
3 24 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.38%) Ethereum
5 14 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.68%) Apache
6 12 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.40%) CMS
8 9 (1.26%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.26%) JBoss
9 7 (0.98%) Hyperledger
9 7 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.98%) Tornado
10 6 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.84%) Luigi
10 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.68%) OmniGraffle
4 11 (1.54%) InVision
5 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (1.12%) SPSS
7 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.28%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.28%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.38%) Ripple
2 7 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.84%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.70%) Magento
5 4 (0.56%) HFM
5 4 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.42%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.14%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 157 (21.99%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (7.70%) PaaS
4 39 (5.46%) SaaS
5 37 (5.18%) IaaS
6 30 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (3.08%) Office 365
8 18 (2.52%) Google Analytics
8 18 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
9 17 (2.38%) OpenShift
10 16 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.82%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.54%) iTunes
13 10 (1.40%) Serverless
14 9 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.84%) GitHub
15 6 (0.84%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.70%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.88%) Firewall
2 27 (3.78%) Internet
3 15 (2.10%) VPN
4 12 (1.68%) DNS
4 12 (1.68%) HTTP
4 12 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.54%) Bluetooth
6 10 (1.40%) NFC
7 9 (1.26%) VoIP
8 8 (1.12%) SAN
9 7 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (0.98%) WebEx
10 5 (0.70%) Network Security
11 4 (0.56%) Broadband
11 4 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.42%) DHCP
13 2 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.28%) Intranet
13 2 (0.28%) SNMP
14 1 (0.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.29%) Big Data
2 68 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 58 (8.12%) Hadoop
4 54 (7.56%) SQL Server
5 45 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 39 (5.46%) Blockchain
7 32 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (4.34%) MySQL
9 25 (3.50%) Apache Hive
9 25 (3.50%) Data Mining
10 23 (3.22%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (2.38%) HBase
13 15 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.10%) Spotfire
14 14 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.82%) KDB
15 13 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.54%) Maven
4 10 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 10 (1.40%) JUnit
5 9 (1.26%) Gradle
5 9 (1.26%) Selenium
6 8 (1.12%) JIRA
6 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.70%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.70%) Subversion
9 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.70%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.56%) Ant
10 4 (0.56%) Mocha
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 251 (35.15%) Finance
2 74 (10.36%) Marketing
3 60 (8.40%) Banking
4 54 (7.56%) Front Office
5 47 (6.58%) Investment Banking
6 42 (5.88%) Financial Institution
7 28 (3.92%) Retail
8 22 (3.08%) French Language
8 22 (3.08%) German Language
9 17 (2.38%) Aerospace
9 17 (2.38%) Law
9 17 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.24%) Advertising
11 14 (1.96%) Legal
12 13 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (1.68%) Spanish Language
14 11 (1.54%) Games
14 11 (1.54%) Manufacturing
15 9 (1.26%) Electronics
16 7 (0.98%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (25.35%) Developer
2 75 (10.50%) Architect
3 59 (8.26%) Java Developer
4 53 (7.42%) Data Scientist
5 47 (6.58%) Consultant
6 45 (6.30%) Analyst
6 45 (6.30%) Software Engineer
7 41 (5.74%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.06%) C# Developer
8 29 (4.06%) Python Developer
9 28 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
10 23 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (3.08%) Java Engineer
12 21 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
12 21 (2.94%) Designer
13 20 (2.80%) Senior Software Engineer
13 20 (2.80%) UX Designer
14 18 (2.52%) .NET Developer
14 18 (2.52%) Software Developer
14 18 (2.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (15.13%) HTML
2 95 (13.31%) Web Services
3 75 (10.50%) .NET
4 61 (8.54%) HTML5
4 61 (8.54%) React
5 56 (7.84%) CSS
6 55 (7.70%) Node.js
7 53 (7.42%) J2EE
8 51 (7.14%) Spring
9 50 (7.00%) AngularJS
10 47 (6.58%) RESTful
11 41 (5.74%) Java EE
12 35 (4.90%) XML
13 30 (4.20%) Spring Boot
14 29 (4.06%) .NET Framework
15 27 (3.78%) OAuth
15 27 (3.78%) SAML
16 26 (3.64%) Natural Language Processing
17 23 (3.22%) TensorFlow
18 22 (3.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 125 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (12.04%) Algorithms
3 75 (10.50%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 45 (6.30%) Management Information System
6 44 (6.16%) Fintech
6 44 (6.16%) Virtual Team
7 43 (6.02%) Public Cloud
8 39 (5.46%) User Experience
9 34 (4.76%) Equities
10 29 (4.06%) Data Structures
10 29 (4.06%) Fixed Income
11 28 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
12 26 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (3.50%) Blog
13 25 (3.50%) Life Science
14 24 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (2.38%) Bitcoin
16 17 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 132 (18.49%) Linux
2 69 (9.66%) Windows
3 38 (5.32%) Unix
4 15 (2.10%) Android
4 15 (2.10%) Mac OS X
5 13 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.42%) zOS
9 2 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (51.82%) Computer Science
2 268 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (26.75%) Mathematics
4 162 (22.69%) Analytics
5 145 (20.31%) Software Engineering
6 124 (17.37%) Data Science
7 118 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
8 114 (15.97%) Machine Learning
9 96 (13.45%) DevOps
10 78 (10.92%) Scrum
11 76 (10.64%) Microservices
11 76 (10.64%) Risk Management
12 70 (9.80%) Project Management
13 67 (9.38%) Physics
14 64 (8.96%) Statistics
15 57 (7.98%) Mentoring
16 56 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 56 (7.84%) Open Source
17 55 (7.70%) SDLC
18 51 (7.14%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 262 (36.69%) Java
2 229 (32.07%) Python
3 199 (27.87%) SQL
4 140 (19.61%) C#
5 132 (18.49%) C++
6 122 (17.09%) JavaScript
7 62 (8.68%) R
8 59 (8.26%) C
9 55 (7.70%) Go
10 35 (4.90%) Scala
11 23 (3.22%) Java 8
11 23 (3.22%) MATLAB
11 23 (3.22%) PHP
12 22 (3.08%) Ruby
13 21 (2.94%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.24%) Perl
14 16 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.40%) AspectJ
17 9 (1.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 714 (100.00%) Degree
2 239 (33.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (10.08%) PhD
4 28 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
5 25 (3.50%) CISSP
6 21 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 20 (2.80%) CISM
8 11 (1.54%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (1.40%) CREST Certified
9 10 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.40%) MBA
9 10 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.56%) CISA
10 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.42%) CSSLP
11 3 (0.42%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.28%) QA
2 24 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.96%) MiFID
4 13 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (1.40%) EMIR
5 10 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.98%) GAMP
7 7 (0.98%) GDPR
8 6 (0.84%) PA-DSS
9 5 (0.70%) SLA
10 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.28%) COBIT
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.28%) PSD2
11 2 (0.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (13.45%) Docker
2 38 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.42%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (10.22%) Kubernetes
2 51 (7.14%) Puppet
3 48 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (6.16%) Ansible
5 7 (0.98%) Salt
6 6 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.28%) Kibana
9 2 (0.28%) Mesos
9 2 (0.28%) Terraform
10 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.14%) QRadar
10 1 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 104 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.66%) Google
3 58 (8.12%) Oracle
4 49 (6.86%) SAP
5 29 (4.06%) IBM
5 29 (4.06%) Tableau
6 27 (3.78%) ForgeRock
6 27 (3.78%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.36%) Splunk
8 19 (2.66%) VMware
9 15 (2.10%) Apple
10 14 (1.96%) Adobe
11 10 (1.40%) Cloudera
11 10 (1.40%) New Relic
12 9 (1.26%) Alias
12 9 (1.26%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.12%) Cognos
14 7 (0.98%) hybris
14 7 (0.98%) Thunderhead
14 7 (0.98%) Tradeweb