Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 5 14
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 192 370 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.07% 19.08% 13.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.01% 62.18% 52.39%
Number of salaries quoted 183 298 239
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £43,398 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.21% -3.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £79,900 £68,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 349 595 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.76% 30.69% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 303 438 401
Essex median annual salary £46,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.98% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,875 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Essex

Degree
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in Essex.

Salary trend for Degree in Essex

Degree
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Essex over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Essex

Degree
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Colchester -2 78 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Chelmsford +7 50 £43,278 -8.89% 8
Saffron Walden -1 11 £45,000 +26.36% 10
Southend-on-Sea -9 8 £42,500 +13.33%
Basildon -9 2 £22,500 -57.14% 22
Braintree +5 1 £18,000 -62.11%
Harlow -25 1 - - 6
Wickford - 1 - - 1
Epping - 1 £37,500 - 1
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT jobs citing 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 Essex region with a requirement for Degree.

1 91 (47.40%) Computer Science
2 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (30.73%) SQL
4 58 (30.21%) Java
5 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
6 44 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (22.40%) E-Commerce
8 40 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 40 (20.83%) HTML
9 38 (19.79%) C#
9 38 (19.79%) JBoss
10 37 (19.27%) Java EE
11 36 (18.75%) Spring
12 32 (16.67%) Hibernate
13 31 (16.15%) MVC
13 31 (16.15%) Oracle
14 30 (15.63%) CSS
14 30 (15.63%) T-SQL
15 29 (15.10%) Project Management
15 29 (15.10%) WebSphere
16 28 (14.58%) Management Information System
16 28 (14.58%) Tomcat
17 27 (14.06%) OO
17 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (13.54%) Finance
18 26 (13.54%) Spring MVC
19 25 (13.02%) Maven
19 25 (13.02%) OOP
19 25 (13.02%) JMS
19 25 (13.02%) JSP

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 38 (19.79%) JBoss
2 29 (15.10%) WebSphere
3 28 (14.58%) Tomcat
4 17 (8.85%) GlassFish
5 16 (8.33%) Apache Spark
6 12 (6.25%) WebLogic
7 11 (5.73%) Apache
8 10 (5.21%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.13%) Apache Geronimo
9 6 (3.13%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.04%) Moodle
11 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) Weka
2 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.17%) Photoshop
4 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) InDesign
6 1 (0.52%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.56%) Workfront
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.52%) FastStats
3 1 (0.52%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) G Suite
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) Firewall
1 2 (1.04%) HTTP
1 2 (1.04%) LAN
1 2 (1.04%) VLAN
1 2 (1.04%) VPN
1 2 (1.04%) WAN
2 1 (0.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
2 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.50%) MySQL
3 20 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 20 (10.42%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.90%) Data Mining
5 18 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (7.81%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.73%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.65%) CouchDB
8 7 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.65%) Mahout
8 7 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.65%) Neo4j
9 6 (3.13%) Apache Hive
9 6 (3.13%) Big Data
9 6 (3.13%) Sqoop
10 5 (2.60%) KNIME
11 4 (2.08%) GIS
12 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (13.02%) Ant
1 25 (13.02%) Maven
2 23 (11.98%) Gradle
3 14 (7.29%) JIRA
4 13 (6.77%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.21%) JIRA Agile
5 10 (5.21%) JUnit
6 8 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.65%) gulp
7 7 (3.65%) Selenium
8 5 (2.60%) Subversion
9 4 (2.08%) JMeter
10 2 (1.04%) ArgoUML
10 2 (1.04%) Cactus
10 2 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.04%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.04%) NUnit
10 2 (1.04%) Rational Rose
10 2 (1.04%) The Grinder
10 2 (1.04%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (13.54%) Finance
2 20 (10.42%) Automotive
3 6 (3.13%) Games
4 2 (1.04%) Back Office
4 2 (1.04%) Law
4 2 (1.04%) Legal
4 2 (1.04%) Local Government
4 2 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 93 (48.44%) Developer
2 51 (26.56%) Java Developer
3 38 (19.79%) Analyst
4 19 (9.90%) Project Manager
5 18 (9.38%) Graduate
6 16 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
6 16 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 15 (7.81%) Junior
7 15 (7.81%) Lead Developer
7 15 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 15 (7.81%) Software Developer
8 14 (7.29%) Business Systems Analyst
8 14 (7.29%) Graduate Java Developer
9 13 (6.77%) Junior Developer
10 11 (5.73%) Junior Java Developer
10 11 (5.73%) Lead Java Developer
10 11 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (5.73%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.21%) .NET Developer
11 10 (5.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.83%) HTML
2 37 (19.27%) Java EE
3 36 (18.75%) Spring
4 32 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 30 (15.63%) CSS
6 26 (13.54%) Spring MVC
7 25 (13.02%) JMS
7 25 (13.02%) JSP
8 24 (12.50%) .NET
8 24 (12.50%) Web Services
9 22 (11.46%) AngularJS
9 22 (11.46%) Swing
10 21 (10.94%) J2EE
11 19 (9.90%) Ajax
11 19 (9.90%) ASP.NET
12 17 (8.85%) Servlets
13 16 (8.33%) JPA
14 13 (6.77%) jQuery
14 13 (6.77%) XML
15 12 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 91 (47.40%) Computer Science
2 28 (14.58%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.73%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.21%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.69%) User Experience
6 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.04%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.04%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.94%) Linux
2 12 (6.25%) Windows
3 4 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.40%) E-Commerce
3 31 (16.15%) MVC
4 29 (15.10%) Project Management
5 27 (14.06%) OO
5 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (13.02%) OOP
7 20 (10.42%) Mathematics
8 19 (9.90%) Software Engineering
9 18 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 18 (9.38%) Supplier Management
9 18 (9.38%) Web Development
10 17 (8.85%) SDLC
10 17 (8.85%) TDD
11 14 (7.29%) Analytics
11 14 (7.29%) Migration
12 13 (6.77%) IT Strategy
12 13 (6.77%) Machine Learning
13 12 (6.25%) Data Science
14 10 (5.21%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.73%) SQL
2 58 (30.21%) Java
3 40 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 38 (19.79%) C#
5 30 (15.63%) T-SQL
6 21 (10.94%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.25%) MATLAB
8 10 (5.21%) Python
9 7 (3.65%) R
10 5 (2.60%) C++
11 4 (2.08%) C
12 2 (1.04%) Delphi
12 2 (1.04%) XAML
13 1 (0.52%) Groovy
13 1 (0.52%) Java 8
13 1 (0.52%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (11.46%) Master's Degree
3 11 (5.73%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (5.21%) HNC
4 10 (5.21%) PhD
4 10 (5.21%) PMI Certification
4 10 (5.21%) PMP
5 6 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.08%) IIBA
8 3 (1.56%) MCP
9 2 (1.04%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.04%) MCSE
9 2 (1.04%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) CCENT
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) QA
2 5 (2.60%) PMO
3 2 (1.04%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.65%) HDFS
2 4 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (0.52%) Firmware
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (16.15%) Oracle
2 16 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.33%) Tableau
3 9 (4.69%) DataCash
4 6 (3.13%) Alteryx
4 6 (3.13%) JD Edwards
4 6 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (1.56%) Citrix
5 3 (1.56%) VMware
6 2 (1.04%) Adobe
6 2 (1.04%) HP
6 2 (1.04%) PureLoad
6 2 (1.04%) Symantec
7 1 (0.52%) Avaya
7 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) Mitel