Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 521 542 511
Rank change year-on-year +21 -31 +21
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 576 730 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 2.05% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 363 479 607
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +2.56%
10th Percentile £35,450 £35,800 £27,500
90th Percentile £104,750 £110,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +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 27,721 35,644 40,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.56% 23.87% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20,659 26,465 31,287
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.55%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 -4 346 £72,500 - 63
South East +27 106 £60,000 - 28
North of England +77 45 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Midlands -19 32 £55,000 +20.88% 19
North West +39 27 £42,500 -15.00% 8
East Midlands +14 26 £55,000 -21.43% 15
South West +17 24 £50,000 -9.09% 16
East of England +57 22 £37,500 -16.67% 14
Yorkshire +29 18 £35,000 -28.21% 3
West Midlands -15 6 £44,500 +2.30% 4
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 576 (100.00%) Degree
2 298 (51.74%) Computer Science
3 171 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (25.87%) SQL
5 145 (25.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 142 (24.65%) Python
7 134 (23.26%) Finance
8 132 (22.92%) Java
9 129 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
10 125 (21.70%) Mathematics
11 114 (19.79%) Machine Learning
12 97 (16.84%) Data Science
13 94 (16.32%) Analytics
14 88 (15.28%) Software Engineering
15 87 (15.10%) AWS
16 86 (14.93%) Linux
17 85 (14.76%) PhD
18 84 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
19 82 (14.24%) C++
19 82 (14.24%) Statistics
20 78 (13.54%) JavaScript
21 76 (13.19%) Marketing
22 74 (12.85%) Algorithms
23 72 (12.50%) DevOps
24 64 (11.11%) Docker
25 62 (10.76%) Big Data
26 61 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
27 58 (10.07%) .NET
27 58 (10.07%) Windows
28 57 (9.90%) Microsoft

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 45 (7.81%) Apache Spark
2 19 (3.30%) SAS
3 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.87%) Tornado
4 4 (0.69%) Confluence
5 3 (0.52%) Drupal
5 3 (0.52%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.35%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.52%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 87 (15.10%) AWS
2 54 (9.38%) Azure
3 42 (7.29%) GCP
4 24 (4.17%) PaaS
4 24 (4.17%) SaaS
5 22 (3.82%) IaaS
6 14 (2.43%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.87%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.52%) Office 365
10 2 (0.35%) Akamai
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.35%) Dialogflow
10 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.35%) WhatsApp
11 1 (0.17%) Force.com
11 1 (0.17%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.33%) Firewall
2 17 (2.95%) Internet
3 8 (1.39%) VPN
4 7 (1.22%) DNS
5 6 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.04%) Wireless
6 5 (0.87%) DHCP
6 5 (0.87%) LAN
6 5 (0.87%) VoIP
6 5 (0.87%) WAN
7 4 (0.69%) HTTP
8 2 (0.35%) 2.5G
8 2 (0.35%) 2G
8 2 (0.35%) 3G
8 2 (0.35%) 4G
8 2 (0.35%) 5G
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.35%) Network Security
8 2 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.76%) Big Data
2 47 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 41 (7.12%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.77%) Hadoop
5 25 (4.34%) Data Mining
6 22 (3.82%) SQL Server
7 20 (3.47%) RDBMS
8 18 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.78%) Looker
9 16 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 15 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
11 14 (2.43%) Power BI
12 11 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.74%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (1.74%) QlikView
14 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.26%) webpack
4 12 (2.08%) JUnit
5 11 (1.91%) Subversion
6 10 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.56%) JIRA
8 7 (1.22%) Grunt
8 7 (1.22%) gulp
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.87%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.69%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.69%) Ant
11 4 (0.69%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.69%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.69%) Mocha
11 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.52%) Appium
General
1 134 (23.26%) Finance
2 76 (13.19%) Marketing
3 46 (7.99%) Retail
4 41 (7.12%) Public Sector
5 28 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 26 (4.51%) Banking
7 22 (3.82%) Advertising
8 14 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.26%) Aerospace
9 13 (2.26%) Legal
10 12 (2.08%) Law
11 11 (1.91%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.91%) French Language
11 11 (1.91%) Games
12 10 (1.74%) German Language
12 10 (1.74%) Military
13 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
13 7 (1.22%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (20.31%) Developer
2 85 (14.76%) Consultant
3 61 (10.59%) Analyst
3 61 (10.59%) Data Scientist
4 43 (7.47%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.29%) Architect
6 38 (6.60%) Senior Developer
7 31 (5.38%) Security Consultant
8 29 (5.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 25 (4.34%) Software Engineer
10 24 (4.17%) Senior Data Scientist
11 23 (3.99%) .NET Developer
12 22 (3.82%) Data Engineer
13 20 (3.47%) C++ Developer
14 18 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.13%) C# Developer
14 18 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
15 17 (2.95%) Senior Consultant
16 16 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.07%) .NET
2 55 (9.55%) HTML
3 43 (7.47%) HTML5
4 40 (6.94%) AngularJS
5 39 (6.77%) Node.js
6 34 (5.90%) jQuery
7 30 (5.21%) TensorFlow
8 29 (5.03%) CSS
9 27 (4.69%) Spring
9 27 (4.69%) Web Services
10 25 (4.34%) React
11 24 (4.17%) Pandas
12 23 (3.99%) Natural Language Processing
12 23 (3.99%) Spring Boot
13 22 (3.82%) J2EE
13 22 (3.82%) Keras
13 22 (3.82%) scikit-learn
14 20 (3.47%) Kafka
15 19 (3.30%) GraphQL
15 19 (3.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 129 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (12.85%) Algorithms
3 50 (8.68%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (7.12%) Management Information System
5 33 (5.73%) Data Structures
6 29 (5.03%) User Experience
7 26 (4.51%) PKI
8 25 (4.34%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (4.17%) Virtual Team
10 22 (3.82%) Hedge funds
11 20 (3.47%) Fixed Income
12 19 (3.30%) Equities
13 18 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (2.60%) Public Cloud
15 14 (2.43%) Data Centre
15 14 (2.43%) Digital Media
16 13 (2.26%) Analytical Mindset
17 12 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (2.08%) Robotics
18 11 (1.91%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.93%) Linux
2 58 (10.07%) Windows
3 28 (4.86%) Unix
4 9 (1.56%) VxWorks
5 6 (1.04%) Android
6 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.35%) zOS
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (51.74%) Computer Science
2 171 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (21.70%) Mathematics
4 114 (19.79%) Machine Learning
5 97 (16.84%) Data Science
6 94 (16.32%) Analytics
7 88 (15.28%) Software Engineering
8 84 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
9 82 (14.24%) Statistics
10 72 (12.50%) DevOps
11 61 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
12 57 (9.90%) Visualisation
13 53 (9.20%) ITIL
14 52 (9.03%) Service Delivery
15 50 (8.68%) Project Management
15 50 (8.68%) SDLC
16 48 (8.33%) Deep Learning
17 45 (7.81%) Scrum
18 44 (7.64%) Artificial Intelligence
18 44 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 149 (25.87%) SQL
2 142 (24.65%) Python
3 132 (22.92%) Java
4 82 (14.24%) C++
5 78 (13.54%) JavaScript
6 52 (9.03%) R
7 45 (7.81%) C#
8 29 (5.03%) Scala
9 27 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.34%) MATLAB
11 24 (4.17%) Java 8
12 17 (2.95%) VBA
13 15 (2.60%) C
14 11 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.74%) PHP
16 9 (1.56%) Ruby
16 9 (1.56%) VB
16 9 (1.56%) VB.NET
17 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
18 6 (1.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 576 (100.00%) Degree
2 145 (25.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (14.76%) PhD
4 29 (5.03%) CISSP
5 24 (4.17%) CISM
6 21 (3.65%) MBA
6 21 (3.65%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (2.26%) CREST Certified
8 12 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (2.08%) Security Cleared
9 9 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (1.04%) CIMA
11 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.69%) CISMP
12 4 (0.69%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.52%) CISA
13 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.52%) PMP
13 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (4.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 21 (3.65%) GDPR
4 20 (3.47%) QA
5 15 (2.60%) Data Quality
6 12 (2.08%) NIST
7 10 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (1.74%) EMIR
7 10 (1.74%) MiFID
8 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (1.04%) SLA
10 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.52%) PMO
12 2 (0.35%) COBIT
12 2 (0.35%) GAMP
12 2 (0.35%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.17%) Basel II
13 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.17%) NCSC
13 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (11.11%) Docker
2 23 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.52%) Firmware
5 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 49 (8.51%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.69%) Terraform
3 19 (3.30%) Consul
4 14 (2.43%) Ansible
5 12 (2.08%) Puppet
6 10 (1.74%) Nessus
7 6 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.35%) Scalr
11 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 57 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.72%) Google
3 43 (7.47%) Tableau
4 41 (7.12%) Oracle
5 12 (2.08%) ForgeRock
6 10 (1.74%) SAP
6 10 (1.74%) Splunk
7 7 (1.22%) Cisco
8 5 (0.87%) Facebook
8 5 (0.87%) Sun
9 4 (0.69%) BT
9 4 (0.69%) Qualtrics
9 4 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.52%) VMware
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe
11 2 (0.35%) Demandware
11 2 (0.35%) hybris
11 2 (0.35%) IBM
12 1 (0.17%) Twitter