Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 512 517
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 +52
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 957 899 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 1.93% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 592 624 806
England median annual salary £55,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £26,300 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +60 590 £70,000 - 25
South East +25 146 £45,000 - 8
North of England +78 106 £40,000 -3.61% 10
North West +30 76 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Midlands +22 61 £46,250 +68.18% 3
West Midlands -3 44 £51,000 +85.45% 2
South West +8 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England -39 27 £33,000 -51.11% 7
Yorkshire +26 18 £44,000 -29.60% 4
East Midlands +43 17 £45,000 -1.10% 1
North East - 12 £40,000 - 3
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Master's Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 957 (100.00%) Degree
2 493 (51.52%) Computer Science
3 363 (37.93%) Finance
4 361 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
5 359 (37.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 249 (26.02%) Java
7 229 (23.93%) Project Management
8 190 (19.85%) Banking
9 189 (19.75%) Scrum
10 185 (19.33%) SQL
11 173 (18.08%) C++
12 171 (17.87%) Python
13 166 (17.35%) Management Information System
14 140 (14.63%) Analytics
15 139 (14.52%) Mathematics
16 137 (14.32%) Oracle
17 129 (13.48%) Algorithms
18 128 (13.38%) .NET
19 127 (13.27%) Linux
20 126 (13.17%) Kanban
21 124 (12.96%) Software Engineering
22 115 (12.02%) Machine Learning
23 113 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
23 113 (11.81%) Microsoft
24 112 (11.70%) C
25 111 (11.60%) Investment Banking
25 111 (11.60%) DevOps
26 108 (11.29%) Windows
27 107 (11.18%) Asset Management
28 105 (10.97%) HTML

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 57 (5.96%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.18%) SAS
3 28 (2.93%) Apache
4 23 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (2.30%) eris
5 22 (2.30%) Ethereum
5 22 (2.30%) Hyperledger
6 18 (1.88%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.46%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.46%) JBoss
9 13 (1.36%) Confluence
9 13 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.04%) IIS
12 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.42%) CMS
13 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.30%) SPSS
5 12 (1.25%) InVision
6 9 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.21%) Pixate
9 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 15 (1.57%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.36%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.36%) SAP VC
3 9 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.94%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.84%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.63%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.31%) Magento
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (7.21%) SaaS
3 37 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (2.19%) Office 365
5 18 (1.88%) PaaS
6 16 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (0.94%) GitHub
8 7 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.73%) IaaS
9 5 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.52%) G Suite
10 3 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.31%) Force.com
10 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.31%) Serverless
11 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.28%) Firewall
2 36 (3.76%) Internet
3 20 (2.09%) SAN
4 15 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.57%) VPN
5 14 (1.46%) DNS
5 14 (1.46%) Intranet
6 12 (1.25%) VoIP
7 11 (1.15%) 802.11
7 11 (1.15%) DHCP
8 10 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (0.94%) Wireless
10 7 (0.73%) HTTP
11 5 (0.52%) BGP
11 5 (0.52%) MPLS
12 4 (0.42%) OSPF
12 4 (0.42%) RFID
12 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.42%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 94 (9.82%) Big Data
3 92 (9.61%) Relational Database
4 83 (8.67%) SQL Server
5 62 (6.48%) Hadoop
6 61 (6.37%) Oracle Database
7 54 (5.64%) RDBMS
8 49 (5.12%) MongoDB
9 42 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (2.82%) Apache Hive
12 25 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (2.61%) Blockchain
12 25 (2.61%) Redis
13 23 (2.40%) MySQL
14 21 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (1.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.24%) JIRA
4 14 (1.46%) Maven
5 9 (0.94%) Subversion
6 7 (0.73%) Selenium
7 6 (0.63%) CMake
8 5 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.52%) Xcode
9 4 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.42%) Grunt
9 4 (0.42%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.42%) webpack
10 3 (0.31%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.31%) FishEye
10 3 (0.31%) Gradle
10 3 (0.31%) Hudson
10 3 (0.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 363 (37.93%) Finance
2 190 (19.85%) Banking
3 111 (11.60%) Investment Banking
4 100 (10.45%) Retail Banking
5 80 (8.36%) Retail
6 75 (7.84%) Marketing
7 46 (4.81%) Manufacturing
8 36 (3.76%) Electronics
9 26 (2.72%) Front Office
9 26 (2.72%) Publishing
9 26 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.67%) Advertising
11 14 (1.46%) Aerospace
11 14 (1.46%) French Language
12 11 (1.15%) Legal
13 9 (0.94%) German Language
14 6 (0.63%) Games
14 6 (0.63%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.52%) Law
16 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 164 (17.14%) Developer
2 146 (15.26%) Architect
3 77 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
4 61 (6.37%) Technical Architect
5 60 (6.27%) Data Scientist
6 55 (5.75%) Analyst
7 51 (5.33%) Consultant
7 51 (5.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 41 (4.28%) Graduate
9 35 (3.66%) C++ Developer
9 35 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 32 (3.34%) Chief Technology Officer
11 30 (3.13%) Senior Developer
11 30 (3.13%) Software Developer
12 29 (3.03%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.93%) IT Manager
14 26 (2.72%) Project Manager
14 26 (2.72%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.51%) Junior
16 22 (2.30%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (13.38%) .NET
2 105 (10.97%) HTML
3 60 (6.27%) CSS
4 53 (5.54%) HTML5
5 45 (4.70%) .NET Framework
6 44 (4.60%) Spring
7 31 (3.24%) JSON
8 30 (3.13%) Node.js
9 29 (3.03%) RESTful
9 29 (3.03%) XML
10 28 (2.93%) Web Services
11 27 (2.82%) REST
12 26 (2.72%) Hibernate
13 23 (2.40%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.40%) SOAP
14 22 (2.30%) Smart Contracts
15 21 (2.19%) AngularJS
16 19 (1.99%) Natural Language Processing
16 19 (1.99%) React
17 18 (1.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 493 (51.52%) Computer Science
2 166 (17.35%) Management Information System
3 129 (13.48%) Algorithms
4 113 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (5.54%) User Experience
6 37 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (3.34%) Fintech
8 30 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 30 (3.13%) Driving Licence
9 27 (2.82%) Data Structures
9 27 (2.82%) Mobile App
10 23 (2.40%) Client/Server
10 23 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (2.30%) PMI
12 17 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.67%) Blog
14 14 (1.46%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.46%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.46%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.46%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 127 (13.27%) Linux
2 108 (11.29%) Windows
3 86 (8.99%) Unix
4 26 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.36%) Android
7 13 (1.36%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.15%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.42%) zOS
11 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.21%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.21%) VMS
12 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.10%) Fedora
13 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (23.93%) Project Management
3 189 (19.75%) Scrum
4 140 (14.63%) Analytics
5 139 (14.52%) Mathematics
6 126 (13.17%) Kanban
7 124 (12.96%) Software Engineering
8 115 (12.02%) Machine Learning
9 111 (11.60%) DevOps
10 107 (11.18%) Asset Management
11 104 (10.87%) Open Source
12 100 (10.45%) Wealth Management
13 87 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (9.09%) SDLC
14 85 (8.88%) High Availability
15 79 (8.25%) Information Security
16 76 (7.94%) Statistics
17 74 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (7.73%) Creative Thinking
18 69 (7.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (26.02%) Java
2 185 (19.33%) SQL
3 173 (18.08%) C++
4 171 (17.87%) Python
5 112 (11.70%) C
6 97 (10.14%) R
7 87 (9.09%) Perl
8 85 (8.88%) C#
9 51 (5.33%) JavaScript
10 45 (4.70%) Go
11 39 (4.08%) Scala
12 32 (3.34%) MATLAB
13 29 (3.03%) PHP
14 28 (2.93%) Ruby
15 22 (2.30%) Bash Shell
15 22 (2.30%) Solidity
16 20 (2.09%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.99%) T-SQL
18 15 (1.57%) PowerShell
19 13 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 957 (100.00%) Degree
2 359 (37.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (7.63%) PhD
4 47 (4.91%) CISSP
5 44 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (4.39%) CISA
7 35 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
8 31 (3.24%) CISM
9 28 (2.93%) MCSE
10 23 (2.40%) PMI Certification
11 22 (2.30%) CEH
12 21 (2.19%) Security Cleared
13 18 (1.88%) SANS
14 16 (1.67%) SC Cleared
15 14 (1.46%) AWS Certification
15 14 (1.46%) MBA
16 13 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (1.25%) CCNA
17 12 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 11 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.33%) QA
2 18 (1.88%) SLA
3 17 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.25%) ECSS
5 8 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.84%) EMIR
5 8 (0.84%) MiFID
6 6 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.63%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.63%) PMO
6 6 (0.63%) RMADS
6 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.52%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.42%) GDPR
8 4 (0.42%) P3O
8 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.31%) FATCA
10 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (4.91%) Docker
2 37 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.73%) SAP ITS
6 3 (0.31%) HDFS
6 3 (0.31%) LXC
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (3.87%) Ansible
2 32 (3.34%) Puppet
3 28 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.78%) Terraform
5 10 (1.04%) Mesos
6 8 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.63%) SCCM
9 5 (0.52%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.31%) Nessus
10 3 (0.31%) Nmap
11 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.21%) Cloudify
11 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.21%) Grafana
11 2 (0.21%) Packer
11 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.10%) Consul
12 1 (0.10%) Riemann
Vendors
1 137 (14.32%) Oracle
2 113 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 58 (6.06%) SAP
4 56 (5.85%) Murex
5 34 (3.55%) Google
6 33 (3.45%) Cognizant
7 28 (2.93%) Tableau
8 24 (2.51%) Dell
9 20 (2.09%) VMware
10 19 (1.99%) Adobe
11 18 (1.88%) EqualLogic
12 17 (1.78%) New Relic
13 16 (1.67%) Teradata
14 14 (1.46%) Cisco
15 13 (1.36%) Netezza
16 12 (1.25%) HP
17 11 (1.15%) Atlassian
17 11 (1.15%) Twitter
18 10 (1.04%) Cognos
18 10 (1.04%) Salesforce.com