Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 20 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 176 146 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.83% 10.50% 13.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.75% 48.03% 64.06%
Number of salaries quoted 105 125 199
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £46,924
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.10% +25.13%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £70,200
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 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 256 304 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.47% 21.85% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 153 258 280
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,850 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £68,860
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +6 51 £72,500 +38.10% 5
Chelmsford +9 41 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea +7 12 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Saffron Walden +4 7 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Braintree +1 5 - -
Harlow +23 4 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Brentwood +7 4 - - 2
Epping +3 4 £35,000 -6.67%
Basildon -6 3 £27,500 +22.22% 3
Wickford - 1 £32,500 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 99 (56.25%) Computer Science
2 79 (44.89%) C#
3 67 (38.07%) SQL Server
3 67 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (36.93%) Microsoft
5 64 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 60 (34.09%) Java
7 58 (32.95%) .NET
8 56 (31.82%) SQL
9 44 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 42 (23.86%) OO
11 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
12 36 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (19.89%) Software Engineering
13 35 (19.89%) Finance
14 34 (19.32%) CSS
14 34 (19.32%) TDD
15 33 (18.75%) MySQL
15 33 (18.75%) Test Automation
16 32 (18.18%) SDLC
16 32 (18.18%) HTML
17 31 (17.61%) Oracle
17 31 (17.61%) Windows
18 30 (17.05%) Mathematics
18 30 (17.05%) Web Development
19 29 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (15.91%) C++
21 27 (15.34%) E-Commerce
22 26 (14.77%) Python
22 26 (14.77%) MVC

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 12 (6.82%) JBoss
2 10 (5.68%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.11%) Apache
3 9 (5.11%) Apache Geronimo
3 9 (5.11%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.11%) GlassFish
4 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.14%) CMS
6 2 (1.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.57%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.55%) Weka
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Firewall
2 5 (2.84%) Ethernet
2 5 (2.84%) LAN
2 5 (2.84%) WAN
2 5 (2.84%) Wireless
3 4 (2.27%) BGP
3 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (2.27%) DNS
3 4 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.27%) IPsec
3 4 (2.27%) NX-OS
3 4 (2.27%) OSPF
3 4 (2.27%) VoIP
3 4 (2.27%) VPN
4 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 2 (1.14%) Network Security
4 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (38.07%) SQL Server
2 33 (18.75%) MySQL
3 13 (7.39%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.68%) Big Data
4 10 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.68%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.55%) Apache Hive
6 8 (4.55%) CouchDB
6 8 (4.55%) Mahout
6 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.55%) Neo4j
6 8 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.55%) Sqoop
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 44 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (13.64%) NUnit
3 18 (10.23%) MSTest
3 18 (10.23%) SpecFlow
3 18 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (10.23%) WatiN
4 14 (7.95%) Subversion
5 13 (7.39%) Maven
6 12 (6.82%) Ant
7 10 (5.68%) Gradle
8 9 (5.11%) Git (software)
9 6 (3.41%) Moq
10 4 (2.27%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.70%) Selenium
11 3 (1.70%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.14%) JMeter
12 2 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (19.89%) Finance
2 15 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.68%) Automotive
4 6 (3.41%) Marketing
5 5 (2.84%) Electronics
6 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.70%) Games
7 3 (1.70%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (42.05%) Developer
2 51 (28.98%) Graduate
3 37 (21.02%) Graduate Developer
4 24 (13.64%) Analyst
5 22 (12.50%) Tester
6 20 (11.36%) Software Developer
7 19 (10.80%) Automation Tester
7 19 (10.80%) Java Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 18 (10.23%) C# Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Test Analyst
9 17 (9.66%) Software Engineer
10 14 (7.95%) Graduate Web Developer
10 14 (7.95%) Web Developer
11 13 (7.39%) Junior
11 13 (7.39%) Trainee
11 13 (7.39%) Trainee Developer
11 13 (7.39%) Trainee Web Developer
12 12 (6.82%) Graduate C# Developer
12 12 (6.82%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.95%) .NET
2 34 (19.32%) CSS
3 32 (18.18%) HTML
4 21 (11.93%) AngularJS
5 19 (10.80%) Gherkin
5 19 (10.80%) Spring
6 17 (9.66%) ASP.NET
7 16 (9.09%) Spring MVC
8 14 (7.95%) Java EE
9 13 (7.39%) LESS
10 12 (6.82%) SOAP
10 12 (6.82%) Web Services
11 11 (6.25%) Hibernate
11 11 (6.25%) JMS
11 11 (6.25%) JPA
11 11 (6.25%) REST
12 10 (5.68%) JSP
12 10 (5.68%) Servlets
12 10 (5.68%) Swing
13 9 (5.11%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.93%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (7.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.98%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (3.98%) Social Media
5 6 (3.41%) Clustering
5 6 (3.41%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.27%) CUDA
8 3 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.70%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.14%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.57%) LIMS
10 1 (0.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.61%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) Linux
3 6 (3.41%) Android
3 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.41%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (56.25%) Computer Science
2 67 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.86%) OO
4 36 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (19.89%) Software Engineering
6 34 (19.32%) TDD
7 33 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 32 (18.18%) SDLC
9 30 (17.05%) Mathematics
9 30 (17.05%) Web Development
10 27 (15.34%) E-Commerce
11 26 (14.77%) MVC
12 25 (14.20%) BDD
13 23 (13.07%) Software Delivery
14 22 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (11.93%) Time Management
16 18 (10.23%) Regression Testing
16 18 (10.23%) Test Scripting
16 18 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (10.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (44.89%) C#
2 60 (34.09%) Java
3 56 (31.82%) SQL
4 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
5 28 (15.91%) C++
6 26 (14.77%) Python
7 19 (10.80%) PHP
8 18 (10.23%) VB
9 14 (7.95%) TypeScript
10 8 (4.55%) C
10 8 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.84%) Uniface
12 3 (1.70%) Perl
13 2 (1.14%) Java 8
13 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.14%) R
13 2 (1.14%) Ruby
14 1 (0.57%) ES6
14 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 64 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (10.80%) ISEB
3 18 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.55%) PhD
5 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) CEH
6 6 (3.41%) CISSP
7 4 (2.27%) CCIE
7 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.27%) Master's Degree
7 4 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.14%) IIBA
8 2 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.57%) HNC
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.23%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.55%) HDFS
2 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (2.27%) WMI
2 2 (1.14%) SCOM
2 2 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 65 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.61%) Oracle
3 9 (5.11%) Tableau
4 8 (4.55%) Alteryx
4 8 (4.55%) VMware
5 6 (3.41%) 3PAR
5 6 (3.41%) EMC
5 6 (3.41%) Isilon
6 4 (2.27%) Brocade
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco
6 4 (2.27%) HP
6 4 (2.27%) SAP
7 2 (1.14%) PureLoad
7 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com