Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 511 608
Rank change year-on-year +78 +97 -110
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 512 437 538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 2.26% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 268 303 388
10th Percentile £39,925 £37,800 £35,000
25th Percentile £49,751 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £70,000 £64,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +8.53% +7.50%
75th Percentile £117,500 £94,375 £77,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £120,000 £94,125
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.00% +4.17%

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 16,934 19,356 33,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.07% 21.57% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11,228 14,605 24,275
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,752 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +60 313 £97,500 +34.48% 40
South East +41 70 £50,000 -23.08% 36
South West +32 67 £43,750 -3.38% 7
East of England +50 36 £35,000 -30.00% 5
North of England -10 14 £53,750 +43.33% 9
North East +7 8 £55,000 -15.38% 5
Midlands -25 7 £37,500 -60.53% 7
North West +16 5 £42,550 +6.38% 3
East Midlands -14 5 £37,500 -62.50% 3
West Midlands -5 2 £65,000 +85.71% 4
Yorkshire -17 1 - - 1
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 512 (100.00%) Degree
2 330 (64.45%) Computer Science
3 201 (39.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 199 (38.87%) Python
5 168 (32.81%) Finance
6 167 (32.62%) Social Skills
7 141 (27.54%) Software Engineering
8 113 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 108 (21.09%) Marketing
11 103 (20.12%) Java
12 93 (18.16%) Oracle
12 93 (18.16%) Algorithms
13 88 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
14 87 (16.99%) Mathematics
15 86 (16.80%) Go
16 83 (16.21%) SAP
17 81 (15.82%) Kubernetes
17 81 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (15.63%) Data Science
18 80 (15.63%) TypeScript
18 80 (15.63%) C#
18 80 (15.63%) SQL
19 79 (15.43%) Manufacturing
19 79 (15.43%) React
20 78 (15.23%) Public Sector
20 78 (15.23%) Telecoms
20 78 (15.23%) AWS
21 77 (15.04%) Mentoring
22 76 (14.84%) Electronics

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 20 (3.91%) SAS
2 17 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.17%) Confluence
4 6 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.59%) ArcSDE
6 3 (0.59%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.59%) WordPress
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) DNN
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.56%) UXPin
2 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.37%) Revit
3 5 (0.98%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle Clinical
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.39%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (15.23%) AWS
2 63 (12.30%) GCP
3 61 (11.91%) Azure
4 43 (8.40%) SaaS
5 36 (7.03%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (4.69%) Serverless
7 13 (2.54%) PaaS
8 9 (1.76%) GitHub
8 9 (1.76%) IaaS
9 8 (1.56%) Google Analytics
10 6 (1.17%) Azure Functions
10 6 (1.17%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 5 (0.98%) Azure Event Grid
11 5 (0.98%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (0.98%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.98%) WhatsApp
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.59%) Microsoft 365
12 3 (0.59%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.13%) Internet
2 5 (0.98%) Firewall
3 4 (0.78%) NAS
3 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.78%) Wireless
4 3 (0.59%) Multicast
4 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.39%) LAN
5 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) 5G
6 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.77%) NoSQL
2 32 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.30%) Big Data
5 21 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (2.15%) Data Mining
7 11 (2.15%) MySQL
7 11 (2.15%) Snowflake Schema
8 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.56%) Blockchain
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.37%) Tableau
11 6 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.98%) Base SAS
12 5 (0.98%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.13%) JUnit
3 15 (2.93%) JIRA
3 15 (2.93%) Mocha
3 15 (2.93%) Storybook
4 14 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (1.95%) SonarQube
5 10 (1.95%) webpack
6 6 (1.17%) Mockito
6 6 (1.17%) NUnit
7 4 (0.78%) Subversion
8 3 (0.59%) ER Studio
8 3 (0.59%) ERwin
8 3 (0.59%) Maven
8 3 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.59%) Toad
8 3 (0.59%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.39%) Gradle
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 168 (32.81%) Finance
2 167 (32.62%) Social Skills
3 108 (21.09%) Marketing
4 79 (15.43%) Manufacturing
5 78 (15.23%) Public Sector
5 78 (15.23%) Telecoms
6 76 (14.84%) Electronics
7 63 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (6.84%) Public Speaking
9 29 (5.66%) Law
10 23 (4.49%) Advertising
10 23 (4.49%) Influencing Skills
11 22 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (3.32%) Games
14 16 (3.13%) Banking
15 14 (2.73%) French Language
16 9 (1.76%) Legal
17 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
18 7 (1.37%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 185 (36.13%) Developer
2 67 (13.09%) Senior Developer
3 48 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 35 (6.84%) Cloud Developer
5 32 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (4.88%) Architect
6 25 (4.88%) Consultant
7 23 (4.49%) Data Scientist
8 22 (4.30%) Analyst
8 22 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
10 20 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 19 (3.71%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
12 18 (3.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 17 (3.32%) Angular Developer
13 17 (3.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.32%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 16 (3.13%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.43%) React
2 63 (12.30%) AngularJS
3 62 (12.11%) .NET
4 52 (10.16%) HTML
5 49 (9.57%) CSS
6 43 (8.40%) Node.js
7 38 (7.42%) Web Services
8 34 (6.64%) REST
9 30 (5.86%) Jest
10 28 (5.47%) HTML5
11 27 (5.27%) ASP.NET
12 24 (4.69%) Sass
13 23 (4.49%) ASP.NET Core
14 22 (4.30%) CSS3
15 20 (3.91%) Spring
15 20 (3.91%) TensorFlow
16 17 (3.32%) .NET Framework
17 16 (3.13%) OAuth
17 16 (3.13%) OAuth2
17 16 (3.13%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 93 (18.16%) Algorithms
2 62 (12.11%) User Experience
3 47 (9.18%) Public Cloud
4 43 (8.40%) Data Structures
5 37 (7.23%) Data Centre
6 29 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (4.30%) Life Science
8 15 (2.93%) Wiki
9 14 (2.73%) Biotechnology
10 13 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.54%) Renewable Energy
11 12 (2.34%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.34%) Robotics
11 12 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.76%) Equities
12 9 (1.76%) Exotic Derivative
12 9 (1.76%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.64%) Linux
2 21 (4.10%) Windows
3 5 (0.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.78%) Unix
4 4 (0.78%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.39%) Android
5 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (64.45%) Computer Science
2 141 (27.54%) Software Engineering
3 113 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (16.99%) Mathematics
6 81 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (15.63%) Data Science
8 77 (15.04%) Mentoring
9 73 (14.26%) Digital Marketing
9 73 (14.26%) Programme Management
10 62 (12.11%) Coaching
10 62 (12.11%) Machine Learning
11 59 (11.52%) Analytics
12 45 (8.79%) Technical Leadership
13 43 (8.40%) Web Development
14 42 (8.20%) Statistics
14 42 (8.20%) Validation
15 41 (8.01%) Microservices
15 41 (8.01%) Use Case
16 39 (7.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 199 (38.87%) Python
2 112 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 103 (20.12%) Java
4 86 (16.80%) Go
5 80 (15.63%) C#
5 80 (15.63%) SQL
5 80 (15.63%) TypeScript
6 52 (10.16%) C++
7 21 (4.10%) ES6
8 20 (3.91%) C
9 18 (3.52%) R
10 8 (1.56%) VBA
11 7 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.17%) Kotlin
13 5 (0.98%) SAS Macro
13 5 (0.98%) Solidity
14 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.78%) Julia
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 512 (100.00%) Degree
2 201 (39.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (12.11%) PhD
4 11 (2.15%) MBA
5 6 (1.17%) CISSP
6 5 (0.98%) CISM
6 5 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.78%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.78%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PgMP
8 2 (0.39%) PMP
8 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) CCENT
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.42%) QA
2 12 (2.34%) GDPR
3 9 (1.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.76%) EMIR
3 9 (1.76%) Good Clinical Practice
3 9 (1.76%) MiFID
4 8 (1.56%) CDISC
5 6 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) SOC 2
System Software
1 74 (14.45%) Docker
2 11 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (15.82%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.56%) Ansible
3 7 (1.37%) Data Guard
3 7 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (1.17%) Terraform
5 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.59%) Rancher
7 2 (0.39%) Puppet
7 2 (0.39%) Salt
8 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.20%) Consul
8 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (18.16%) Oracle
2 83 (16.21%) SAP
3 55 (10.74%) Google
4 35 (6.84%) PagerDuty
5 24 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.37%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.37%) Sun
7 6 (1.17%) Autodesk
7 6 (1.17%) Kofax
8 5 (0.98%) Alteryx
8 5 (0.98%) DataRobot
8 5 (0.98%) Snapchat
9 4 (0.78%) Databricks
9 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.78%) VMware
10 3 (0.59%) ESRI
10 3 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco
11 2 (0.39%) Citrix
11 2 (0.39%) HP