Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 293 217 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.05% 10.63% 14.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.56% 52.80% 57.30%
Number of salaries quoted 237 168 293
Essex median annual salary £37,500 £50,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.11% +26.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £69,159
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 509 411 623
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 27.89% 20.13% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 402 303 478
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.51% -0.59%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £63,750 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 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
Colchester +12 83 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Chelmsford -10 46 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Saffron Walden 0 38 £35,614 -25.02%
Billericay - 29 £23,000 -
Brentwood +24 21 £70,000 +180.00% 1
Harlow -5 9 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Southend-on-Sea +23 2 £43,750 -20.45%
Witham -6 1 £51,000 +22.89%
Thurrock - 1 £33,500 -
Braintree - 1 £47,500 -
Ongar - 1 £60,000 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing 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 Essex region with a requirement for Degree.

1 120 (40.96%) Computer Science
2 111 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (30.72%) SQL
4 87 (29.69%) Java
5 66 (22.53%) SQL Server
6 63 (21.50%) C#
6 63 (21.50%) MVC
7 58 (19.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 56 (19.11%) Spring
8 56 (19.11%) JavaScript
9 52 (17.75%) .NET
10 51 (17.41%) Oracle
11 50 (17.06%) Microsoft
12 48 (16.38%) Web Development
13 47 (16.04%) Spring MVC
13 47 (16.04%) HTML
14 44 (15.02%) Java EE
14 44 (15.02%) Relational Database
15 43 (14.68%) CSS
16 40 (13.65%) Mathematics
17 39 (13.31%) Finance
18 37 (12.63%) Linux
19 35 (11.95%) Windows
20 31 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 30 (10.24%) Telecoms
21 30 (10.24%) Python
21 30 (10.24%) PL/SQL
21 30 (10.24%) MySQL
21 30 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel

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 25 (8.53%) JBoss
2 22 (7.51%) Apache Spark
3 16 (5.46%) GlassFish
4 13 (4.44%) CMS
4 13 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.10%) Apache Pig
5 12 (4.10%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (3.75%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.41%) Apache
7 10 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.07%) IIS
9 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) Documentum
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Maya
5 1 (0.34%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.68%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.46%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) AdWords
3 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) DHCP
1 6 (2.05%) DNS
2 5 (1.71%) Firewall
2 5 (1.71%) Frame Relay
2 5 (1.71%) LAN
2 5 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.71%) VPN
2 5 (1.71%) WAN
3 4 (1.37%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.02%) Relational Database
3 31 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (10.24%) MySQL
5 28 (9.56%) NoSQL
6 25 (8.53%) RDBMS
7 23 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (7.51%) CouchDB
8 22 (7.51%) MongoDB
9 19 (6.48%) Oracle Database
10 14 (4.78%) QlikView
10 14 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (4.10%) Big Data
11 12 (4.10%) Hadoop
12 10 (3.41%) OLAP
12 10 (3.41%) OLTP
12 10 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (3.07%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (2.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.19%) Ant
2 24 (8.19%) Maven
3 19 (6.48%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.10%) Gradle
5 10 (3.41%) JIRA
5 10 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.07%) Subversion
7 7 (2.39%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (1.71%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.34%) gulp
10 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (13.31%) Finance
2 30 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.48%) Marketing
4 10 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.73%) Automotive
6 5 (1.71%) Electronics
7 4 (1.37%) Advertising
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 176 (60.07%) Developer
2 72 (24.57%) Java Developer
3 42 (14.33%) Senior Developer
4 37 (12.63%) Consultant
5 31 (10.58%) Oracle Developer
5 31 (10.58%) Software Developer
6 29 (9.90%) Recruitment Consultant
7 22 (7.51%) Graduate
7 22 (7.51%) Graduate Developer
8 21 (7.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (7.17%) Trainee
9 19 (6.48%) Agile Developer
9 19 (6.48%) Agile Java Developer
9 19 (6.48%) Programmer
9 19 (6.48%) Senior Software Developer
10 18 (6.14%) Trainee Consultant
10 18 (6.14%) Trainee Recruitment Consultant
11 17 (5.80%) Java Programmer
12 16 (5.46%) Analyst
13 14 (4.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.11%) Spring
2 52 (17.75%) .NET
3 47 (16.04%) HTML
3 47 (16.04%) Spring MVC
4 44 (15.02%) Java EE
5 43 (14.68%) CSS
6 24 (8.19%) ASP.NET
6 24 (8.19%) Hibernate
7 18 (6.14%) Servlets
8 17 (5.80%) jQuery
8 17 (5.80%) Swing
9 16 (5.46%) Ajax
10 15 (5.12%) DBIx::Class
10 15 (5.12%) Web Services
10 15 (5.12%) XML
11 13 (4.44%) J2EE
11 13 (4.44%) JSP
11 13 (4.44%) WCF
12 12 (4.10%) AngularJS
12 12 (4.10%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (40.96%) Computer Science
2 30 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.46%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (5.12%) User Experience
5 13 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.73%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.05%) iPad
7 6 (2.05%) iPhone
7 6 (2.05%) LIMS
8 5 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.37%) CUDA
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Fintech
11 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.68%) NHS
12 1 (0.34%) Animation
12 1 (0.34%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.63%) Linux
2 35 (11.95%) Windows
3 16 (5.46%) Unix
4 14 (4.78%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.44%) Android
5 13 (4.44%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.10%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.75%) VMS
8 5 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.50%) MVC
3 48 (16.38%) Web Development
4 40 (13.65%) Mathematics
5 29 (9.90%) OO
5 29 (9.90%) Software Engineering
5 29 (9.90%) TDD
6 28 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (8.19%) ITIL
8 22 (7.51%) Bioinformatics
9 21 (7.17%) Data Analysis
10 20 (6.83%) E-Commerce
10 20 (6.83%) Project Management
10 20 (6.83%) SDLC
11 18 (6.14%) B2B
11 18 (6.14%) B2C
11 18 (6.14%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.80%) Informatics
12 17 (5.80%) OOP
13 16 (5.46%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (30.72%) SQL
2 87 (29.69%) Java
3 63 (21.50%) C#
4 56 (19.11%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.24%) PL/SQL
5 30 (10.24%) Python
6 26 (8.87%) T-SQL
7 23 (7.85%) Perl
8 22 (7.51%) C++
9 17 (5.80%) VB.NET
10 14 (4.78%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.41%) C
12 9 (3.07%) R
12 9 (3.07%) VBScript
13 8 (2.73%) VBA
14 6 (2.05%) PHP
15 2 (0.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.34%) MAXScript
16 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (19.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (3.41%) Postgraduate
3 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.73%) PMP
5 7 (2.39%) ISEB
5 7 (2.39%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.71%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.71%) PhD
7 4 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.02%) CBAP
8 3 (1.02%) IIBA
9 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.68%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) MBA
10 1 (0.34%) MCSE
10 1 (0.34%) OCP
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.78%) Data Quality
2 13 (4.44%) QA
3 5 (1.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) MISRA
4 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (3.41%) LXC
2 6 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.37%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (17.41%) Oracle
2 50 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.44%) Sitecore
4 9 (3.07%) SAP
5 5 (1.71%) Cisco
5 5 (1.71%) HP
5 5 (1.71%) Remedy
6 4 (1.37%) Citrix
7 3 (1.02%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.34%) EMC
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) IFS
9 1 (0.34%) Kenshoo
9 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.34%) Tableau
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin