Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 496 499
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +44
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 897 920 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 2.31% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 531 527 671
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -1.71% +1.74%
10th Percentile £36,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £111,750 £95,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%

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 36,530 39,802 47,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.39% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 27,216 30,777 38,579
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +36 601 £75,000 - 65
South East -13 122 £60,000 +41.18% 26
Midlands +32 74 £43,500 -3.33% 15
West Midlands +37 52 £43,500 -8.42% 6
East of England +31 35 £55,000 +73.23% 18
North of England -24 35 £60,000 +54.84% 15
North West -34 29 £60,000 +60.00% 8
South West +5 26 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Midlands -1 22 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire +24 3 £60,000 +39.53% 5
North East -9 3 £34,250 -14.38% 2
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 897 (100.00%) Degree
2 489 (54.52%) Computer Science
3 362 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
4 347 (38.68%) Finance
5 342 (38.13%) Java
6 314 (35.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 276 (30.77%) Python
8 218 (24.30%) SQL
9 216 (24.08%) Mathematics
10 211 (23.52%) Analytics
11 193 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
12 184 (20.51%) Software Engineering
13 178 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
14 173 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
15 161 (17.95%) C++
16 153 (17.06%) C#
17 151 (16.83%) Big Data
18 149 (16.61%) Linux
19 134 (14.94%) Risk Management
20 131 (14.60%) DevOps
21 125 (13.94%) Data Science
22 122 (13.60%) JavaScript
23 121 (13.49%) Scrum
24 119 (13.27%) Banking
25 116 (12.93%) Docker
26 109 (12.15%) Marketing
27 108 (12.04%) Machine Learning
28 106 (11.82%) SDLC
29 104 (11.59%) Algorithms
29 104 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure

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 47 (5.24%) Apache Spark
2 41 (4.57%) WebLogic
3 38 (4.24%) Tomcat
3 38 (4.24%) WebSphere
4 29 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (2.68%) Ethereum
5 24 (2.68%) SAS
6 16 (1.78%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.45%) JBoss
8 13 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.34%) Apache
10 10 (1.11%) CMS
10 10 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (1.00%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.00%) MQSeries
11 9 (1.00%) Tornado
12 7 (0.78%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (2.90%) InVision
2 24 (2.68%) OmniGraffle
3 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.00%) SPSS
6 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.22%) Stata
10 2 (0.22%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 25 (2.79%) Ripple
2 17 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.23%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.67%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.56%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.33%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.33%) HFM
7 3 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.22%) SAP VC
9 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.11%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 173 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (8.14%) PaaS
4 43 (4.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 37 (4.12%) IaaS
6 34 (3.79%) IBM Cloud
6 34 (3.79%) SaaS
7 32 (3.57%) OpenShift
8 29 (3.23%) Serverless
9 28 (3.12%) Office 365
10 23 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 20 (2.23%) Google Analytics
12 17 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (1.67%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.89%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.89%) GitHub
16 7 (0.78%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.78%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.69%) Firewall
2 33 (3.68%) Internet
3 18 (2.01%) DNS
4 17 (1.90%) VPN
5 15 (1.67%) HTTP
6 14 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (1.23%) Bluetooth
9 10 (1.11%) NFC
9 10 (1.11%) SAN
10 9 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (0.67%) DHCP
11 6 (0.67%) Network Security
11 6 (0.67%) VoIP
11 6 (0.67%) WebEx
12 5 (0.56%) Broadband
12 5 (0.56%) MPLS
13 4 (0.45%) AMQP
13 4 (0.45%) Intranet
14 3 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (16.83%) Big Data
2 86 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 64 (7.13%) SQL Server
4 57 (6.35%) Hadoop
5 48 (5.35%) Blockchain
6 41 (4.57%) MySQL
7 39 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (4.24%) NoSQL
9 37 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (3.90%) MongoDB
11 23 (2.56%) Apache Hive
11 23 (2.56%) Data Mining
12 21 (2.34%) SAP HANA
13 18 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.67%) Spotfire
16 14 (1.56%) Redis
16 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.45%) JUnit
4 21 (2.34%) Maven
5 17 (1.90%) JIRA
6 15 (1.67%) Gradle
7 13 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.23%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.23%) Selenium
9 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.89%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.78%) Mocha
12 5 (0.56%) Ant
12 5 (0.56%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.56%) WiX
13 4 (0.45%) NUnit
13 4 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 347 (38.68%) Finance
2 119 (13.27%) Banking
3 109 (12.15%) Marketing
4 100 (11.15%) Investment Banking
5 98 (10.93%) Financial Institution
6 65 (7.25%) Front Office
7 43 (4.79%) Retail
8 28 (3.12%) Law
9 24 (2.68%) Legal
10 22 (2.45%) French Language
10 22 (2.45%) German Language
11 18 (2.01%) Games
11 18 (2.01%) Telecoms
12 16 (1.78%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.67%) Advertising
14 11 (1.23%) Aerospace
14 11 (1.23%) Automotive
14 11 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (1.11%) Electronics
16 9 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 186 (20.74%) Developer
2 93 (10.37%) Architect
3 71 (7.92%) Analyst
4 68 (7.58%) Software Engineer
5 64 (7.13%) Java Developer
6 56 (6.24%) Consultant
7 55 (6.13%) Designer
8 53 (5.91%) Data Scientist
8 53 (5.91%) Senior Developer
9 47 (5.24%) UX Designer
10 42 (4.68%) Python Developer
11 40 (4.46%) Lead Designer
11 40 (4.46%) Lead UX Designer
12 36 (4.01%) Applications Engineer
12 36 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
14 25 (2.79%) Java Engineer
15 23 (2.56%) AWS Developer
15 23 (2.56%) Qualitative Analyst
15 23 (2.56%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.37%) HTML
2 86 (9.59%) Web Services
3 77 (8.58%) Spring
4 75 (8.36%) React
5 63 (7.02%) Java EE
5 63 (7.02%) RESTful
6 59 (6.58%) CSS
7 54 (6.02%) AngularJS
8 53 (5.91%) .NET
9 50 (5.57%) Node.js
10 46 (5.13%) Spring Boot
11 45 (5.02%) J2EE
12 36 (4.01%) HTML5
13 35 (3.90%) Hibernate
14 32 (3.57%) .NET Framework
14 32 (3.57%) Kafka
15 29 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
16 27 (3.01%) J2SE
17 26 (2.90%) jQuery
17 26 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 489 (54.52%) Computer Science
2 178 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (11.59%) Algorithms
4 92 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (9.92%) Cyberthreat
6 75 (8.36%) User Experience
7 61 (6.80%) Management Information System
8 60 (6.69%) Data Structures
8 60 (6.69%) Fintech
9 58 (6.47%) Equities
10 46 (5.13%) Fixed Income
10 46 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 38 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 34 (3.79%) Blog
13 33 (3.68%) Public Cloud
14 32 (3.57%) Data Centre
14 32 (3.57%) Derivative
15 31 (3.46%) Virtual Team
16 30 (3.34%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 149 (16.61%) Linux
2 62 (6.91%) Windows
3 60 (6.69%) Unix
4 19 (2.12%) Mac OS X
5 17 (1.90%) Android
5 17 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.45%) Solaris
9 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.33%) zOS
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (24.08%) Mathematics
3 211 (23.52%) Analytics
4 193 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
5 184 (20.51%) Software Engineering
6 134 (14.94%) Risk Management
7 131 (14.60%) DevOps
8 125 (13.94%) Data Science
9 121 (13.49%) Scrum
10 108 (12.04%) Machine Learning
11 106 (11.82%) SDLC
12 95 (10.59%) Strategic Thinking
13 92 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 92 (10.26%) Investment Management
14 90 (10.03%) Low Latency
14 90 (10.03%) Project Management
15 87 (9.70%) Innovative Thinking
16 86 (9.59%) Open Source
17 84 (9.36%) Physics
18 81 (9.03%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 342 (38.13%) Java
2 276 (30.77%) Python
3 218 (24.30%) SQL
4 161 (17.95%) C++
5 153 (17.06%) C#
6 122 (13.60%) JavaScript
7 93 (10.37%) C
8 80 (8.92%) Go
9 61 (6.80%) R
10 41 (4.57%) Scala
11 36 (4.01%) Java 8
12 30 (3.34%) Perl
13 29 (3.23%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.90%) PHP
15 25 (2.79%) Shell Script
16 22 (2.45%) Ruby
17 21 (2.34%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.78%) PowerShell
19 11 (1.23%) T-SQL
19 11 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 897 (100.00%) Degree
2 314 (35.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (8.14%) PhD
4 44 (4.91%) Numerate Degree
5 31 (3.46%) CISSP
6 26 (2.90%) CISM
7 24 (2.68%) Security Cleared
8 17 (1.90%) MBA
8 17 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
9 15 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 15 (1.67%) CREST Certified
10 13 (1.45%) AWS Certification
10 13 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 12 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.11%) CCNA
12 10 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.11%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.11%) Postgraduate
13 9 (1.00%) CISA
14 8 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.69%) QA
2 29 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.34%) MiFID
4 15 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.89%) EMIR
6 8 (0.89%) GDPR
7 7 (0.78%) GAMP
8 6 (0.67%) SLA
9 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.33%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.22%) PMO
11 2 (0.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (12.93%) Docker
2 16 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 74 (8.25%) Puppet
3 69 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (7.25%) Ansible
5 23 (2.56%) Salt
6 7 (0.78%) Kibana
7 5 (0.56%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.45%) Mesos
8 4 (0.45%) Terraform
8 4 (0.45%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.22%) Nagios
10 2 (0.22%) SCCM
11 1 (0.11%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.11%) logstash
11 1 (0.11%) QRadar
11 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (10.37%) Google
2 86 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 71 (7.92%) SAP
4 62 (6.91%) Oracle
5 46 (5.13%) IBM
5 46 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 32 (3.57%) Tableau
7 29 (3.23%) Adobe
8 23 (2.56%) Alias
9 19 (2.12%) VMware
10 15 (1.67%) New Relic
10 15 (1.67%) Splunk
11 12 (1.34%) Remedy
11 12 (1.34%) Xamarin
12 11 (1.23%) Sony
13 10 (1.11%) Cisco
14 9 (1.00%) Maxymiser
14 9 (1.00%) Optimizely
14 9 (1.00%) Qubit
14 9 (1.00%) Salesforce.com