Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Degree 201 149 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.28% 10.27% 10.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 69.07% 45.71% 55.42%
Number of salaries quoted 133 115 170
Essex median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -19.19% +32.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £59,750 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £44,296 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.05% +4.22% +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 291 326 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.56% 22.47% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 191 267 294
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.98% +3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,100 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +8 53 £32,500 -13.44% 15
Chelmsford +14 49 £45,000 -1.64% 8
Saffron Walden 0 15 £40,000 +5.80% 12
Southend-on-Sea +4 14 £22,500 -10.00% 3
Braintree - 6 - -
Harlow +2 5 £51,500 +28.75% 8
Loughton - 5 £40,000 -
Basildon - 4 £27,500 - 5
Brentwood -4 2 £22,500 - 3
Epping - 1 - -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 89 (44.28%) Computer Science
2 82 (40.80%) C#
3 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (33.33%) Java
5 66 (32.84%) SQL Server
6 63 (31.34%) Microsoft
7 61 (30.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 60 (29.85%) SQL
9 56 (27.86%) .NET
10 49 (24.38%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (23.88%) Finance
12 47 (23.38%) OO
13 46 (22.89%) JavaScript
14 43 (21.39%) MySQL
15 41 (20.40%) Visual Studio
16 40 (19.90%) CSS
17 39 (19.40%) HTML
18 38 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (17.91%) Software Engineering
20 34 (16.92%) Oracle
21 32 (15.92%) Windows
22 31 (15.42%) Python
22 31 (15.42%) C++
22 31 (15.42%) TDD
22 31 (15.42%) MVC
23 29 (14.43%) Mathematics
24 28 (13.93%) Web Development
25 27 (13.43%) Spring
25 27 (13.43%) PHP
25 27 (13.43%) Test Automation

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 14 (6.97%) JBoss
2 11 (5.47%) Apache
2 11 (5.47%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.47%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.99%) Apache Geronimo
4 6 (2.99%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.99%) CMS
5 4 (1.99%) Drupal
5 4 (1.99%) Joomla!
5 4 (1.99%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.99%) WordPress
5 4 (1.99%) Zope
6 2 (1.00%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.50%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.99%) Weka
4 4 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.99%) InDesign
4 4 (1.99%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.99%) Firewall
2 5 (2.49%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.99%) HTTP
4 2 (1.00%) LAN
4 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.00%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) DHCP
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.50%) SSH
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 43 (21.39%) MySQL
3 19 (9.45%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.98%) Big Data
4 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.48%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.48%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.99%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.99%) CouchDB
6 6 (2.99%) Mahout
6 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.99%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.99%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) GIS
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (20.40%) Visual Studio
2 21 (10.45%) Subversion
3 20 (9.95%) NUnit
4 19 (9.45%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.97%) MSTest
5 14 (6.97%) SpecFlow
5 14 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.97%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (6.97%) WatiN
6 10 (4.98%) JUnit
7 8 (3.98%) Maven
8 7 (3.48%) Ant
8 7 (3.48%) Gradle
9 6 (2.99%) Moq
10 4 (1.99%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.00%) JIRA
12 1 (0.50%) Bower
12 1 (0.50%) Grunt
12 1 (0.50%) HP UFT
General
1 48 (23.88%) Finance
2 17 (8.46%) Automotive
3 12 (5.97%) Marketing
4 11 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.48%) Legal
6 7 (3.48%) Games
6 7 (3.48%) Retail
7 5 (2.49%) Electronics
8 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.49%) Law
10 2 (1.00%) Back Office
10 2 (1.00%) Local Government
11 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (42.79%) Developer
2 58 (28.86%) Graduate
3 51 (25.37%) Graduate Developer
4 29 (14.43%) Analyst
5 27 (13.43%) Java Developer
6 24 (11.94%) Software Developer
7 21 (10.45%) Junior
8 20 (9.95%) Junior Developer
9 18 (8.96%) Web Developer
10 16 (7.96%) C# Developer
11 15 (7.46%) Project Manager
12 14 (6.97%) Graduate Software Developer
12 14 (6.97%) Graduate Web Developer
12 14 (6.97%) Lead Developer
12 14 (6.97%) SQL Developer
12 14 (6.97%) Test Analyst
12 14 (6.97%) Tester
13 13 (6.47%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (6.47%) Automation Tester
13 13 (6.47%) Graduate C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.86%) .NET
2 40 (19.90%) CSS
3 39 (19.40%) HTML
4 27 (13.43%) Spring
5 21 (10.45%) Java EE
6 20 (9.95%) jQuery
7 17 (8.46%) AngularJS
7 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET
7 17 (8.46%) Hibernate
8 16 (7.96%) Web Services
9 15 (7.46%) JPA
9 15 (7.46%) Spring MVC
10 14 (6.97%) Gherkin
10 14 (6.97%) LESS
11 13 (6.47%) Ajax
11 13 (6.47%) JSP
11 13 (6.47%) Swing
12 11 (5.47%) SOAP
13 10 (4.98%) J2EE
13 10 (4.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 89 (44.28%) Computer Science
2 38 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.45%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.98%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.48%) User Experience
6 7 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.99%) Clustering
7 6 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.99%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.99%) Social Media
8 5 (2.49%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.49%) FMCG
9 4 (1.99%) CUDA
9 4 (1.99%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.49%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.92%) Windows
2 16 (7.96%) Linux
3 7 (3.48%) Windows 10
3 7 (3.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.50%) Unix
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.38%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (23.38%) OO
4 36 (17.91%) Software Engineering
5 31 (15.42%) MVC
5 31 (15.42%) TDD
6 29 (14.43%) Mathematics
7 28 (13.93%) Web Development
8 27 (13.43%) Test Automation
9 26 (12.94%) E-Commerce
10 22 (10.95%) Project Management
10 22 (10.95%) SDLC
11 21 (10.45%) BDD
11 21 (10.45%) Software Delivery
12 20 (9.95%) Time Management
13 19 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (8.96%) Service Delivery
15 16 (7.96%) Regression Testing
16 15 (7.46%) Test Scripting
16 15 (7.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (40.80%) C#
2 67 (33.33%) Java
3 60 (29.85%) SQL
4 46 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 31 (15.42%) C++
5 31 (15.42%) Python
6 27 (13.43%) PHP
7 14 (6.97%) TypeScript
7 14 (6.97%) VB
8 8 (3.98%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.98%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.48%) Java 8
10 6 (2.99%) Perl
11 5 (2.49%) Go
11 5 (2.49%) Uniface
12 4 (1.99%) C
13 3 (1.49%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.00%) Ruby
15 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (30.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (7.96%) ISEB
3 15 (7.46%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.48%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (3.98%) HNC
6 7 (3.48%) PhD
7 5 (2.49%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.00%) CIPD
9 2 (1.00%) IIBA
9 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.50%) CCENT
10 1 (0.50%) CCNA
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.44%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.50%) PMO
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.99%) HDFS
3 4 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.49%) Docker
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.50%) SCOM
1 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.92%) Oracle
3 11 (5.47%) VMware
4 7 (3.48%) Tableau
5 6 (2.99%) 3PAR
5 6 (2.99%) Adobe
5 6 (2.99%) Alteryx
5 6 (2.99%) EMC
5 6 (2.99%) Isilon
6 5 (2.49%) SAP
7 2 (1.00%) Citrix
8 1 (0.50%) Avaya
8 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco
8 1 (0.50%) HP
8 1 (0.50%) Mitel
8 1 (0.50%) Remedy
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds