Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 181 293 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.23% 16.11% 10.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.15% 57.56% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 143 237 168
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £23,800 £22,000 £23,850
90th Percentile £76,500 £63,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 306 509 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.37% 27.98% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 229 402 302
Essex median annual salary £43,278 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.83% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,950 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,500 £62,150 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Chelmsford +13 64 £43,278 -13.45% 4
Colchester -6 41 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Saffron Walden 0 13 £40,000 +12.32% 4
Southend-on-Sea -4 7 £25,000 -42.86% 1
Loughton - 5 £40,000 -
Braintree +5 4 - - 1
Harlow -3 3 £60,750 +51.88% 2
Basildon - 3 £41,250 - 9
Brentwood -1 2 £22,500 -67.86% 1
Wickford - 1 - -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 65 (35.91%) Computer Science
2 64 (35.36%) SQL
3 62 (34.25%) Java
4 59 (32.60%) SQL Server
5 56 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (27.07%) Finance
6 49 (27.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 46 (25.41%) C#
8 36 (19.89%) JavaScript
9 35 (19.34%) OO
10 33 (18.23%) MySQL
11 32 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (17.13%) Software Engineering
12 31 (17.13%) .NET
12 31 (17.13%) HTML
12 31 (17.13%) MVC
13 30 (16.57%) Spring
14 29 (16.02%) CSS
15 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
16 27 (14.92%) Oracle
16 27 (14.92%) Java EE
17 26 (14.36%) T-SQL
18 25 (13.81%) E-Commerce
18 25 (13.81%) Management Information System
19 24 (13.26%) Python
20 22 (12.15%) Visual Studio
20 22 (12.15%) Project Management
21 21 (11.60%) Hibernate
21 21 (11.60%) TDD
22 20 (11.05%) Web Services

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 20 (11.05%) JBoss
2 15 (8.29%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.29%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.08%) Apache
3 11 (6.08%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.21%) CMS
5 4 (2.21%) Drupal
5 4 (2.21%) Joomla!
5 4 (2.21%) WordPress
5 4 (2.21%) Zope
6 3 (1.66%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Geronimo
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.55%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.21%) InDesign
4 4 (2.21%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.10%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.66%) Workfront
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) LAN
2 2 (1.10%) WAN
3 1 (0.55%) DHCP
3 1 (0.55%) DNS
3 1 (0.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) FTP
3 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.55%) SSH
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.60%) SQL Server
2 33 (18.23%) MySQL
3 20 (11.05%) Relational Database
4 17 (9.39%) Oracle Database
5 13 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.87%) Data Mining
8 6 (3.31%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.66%) OLAP
9 3 (1.66%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.10%) Big Data
10 2 (1.10%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.10%) Mahout
10 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.10%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.10%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (12.15%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.39%) Subversion
4 12 (6.63%) JUnit
5 10 (5.52%) Ant
5 10 (5.52%) Gradle
5 10 (5.52%) Maven
5 10 (5.52%) NUnit
6 5 (2.76%) JIRA
6 5 (2.76%) Moq
6 5 (2.76%) MSTest
6 5 (2.76%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.76%) WatiN
7 4 (2.21%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.66%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.66%) Selenium
9 1 (0.55%) Bower
9 1 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 49 (27.07%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Automotive
3 10 (5.52%) Marketing
4 8 (4.42%) Games
4 8 (4.42%) Legal
5 6 (3.31%) Retail
6 4 (2.21%) Back Office
6 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.66%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.66%) Electronics
7 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.10%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (41.99%) Developer
2 42 (23.20%) Analyst
3 38 (20.99%) Java Developer
4 34 (18.78%) Graduate
5 33 (18.23%) Graduate Developer
6 24 (13.26%) Junior
7 22 (12.15%) Junior Developer
8 18 (9.94%) Graduate Java Developer
9 16 (8.84%) Lead Developer
9 16 (8.84%) Software Developer
10 15 (8.29%) Junior Java Developer
10 15 (8.29%) Project Manager
11 13 (7.18%) Lead Java Developer
11 13 (7.18%) SQL Developer
12 12 (6.63%) Business Systems Analyst
13 11 (6.08%) Graduate SQL Developer
14 10 (5.52%) Software Engineer
15 9 (4.97%) J2EE Developer
15 9 (4.97%) Junior J2EE Developer
15 9 (4.97%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.13%) .NET
1 31 (17.13%) HTML
2 30 (16.57%) Spring
3 29 (16.02%) CSS
4 27 (14.92%) Java EE
5 21 (11.60%) Hibernate
6 20 (11.05%) Web Services
7 19 (10.50%) Swing
8 18 (9.94%) Spring MVC
9 17 (9.39%) Ajax
9 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET
9 17 (9.39%) jQuery
9 17 (9.39%) JSP
10 16 (8.84%) AngularJS
11 15 (8.29%) J2EE
12 14 (7.73%) JPA
13 12 (6.63%) XML
14 11 (6.08%) SOAP
15 10 (5.52%) Struts
16 9 (4.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (35.91%) Computer Science
2 25 (13.81%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.52%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.87%) User Experience
6 6 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.76%) FMCG
8 4 (2.21%) Clustering
8 4 (2.21%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.21%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.66%) CUDA
9 3 (1.66%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.66%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.10%) Online Gambling
10 2 (1.10%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.50%) Linux
1 19 (10.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.42%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.55%) Unix
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.34%) OO
3 32 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.13%) MVC
4 31 (17.13%) Software Engineering
5 25 (13.81%) E-Commerce
6 22 (12.15%) Project Management
7 21 (11.60%) TDD
8 20 (11.05%) OOP
9 17 (9.39%) Mathematics
9 17 (9.39%) Web Development
10 16 (8.84%) PRINCE2
10 16 (8.84%) Supplier Management
11 15 (8.29%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.73%) Service Delivery
12 14 (7.73%) Test Automation
13 13 (7.18%) Change Management
14 12 (6.63%) Software Delivery
15 10 (5.52%) Mentoring
15 10 (5.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.36%) SQL
2 62 (34.25%) Java
3 46 (25.41%) C#
4 36 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.36%) T-SQL
6 24 (13.26%) Python
7 20 (11.05%) C++
8 15 (8.29%) PHP
9 13 (7.18%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.42%) Java 8
11 6 (3.31%) C
12 5 (2.76%) Go
12 5 (2.76%) VB
13 4 (2.21%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.66%) Perl
14 3 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.10%) Delphi
15 2 (1.10%) R
15 2 (1.10%) Ruby
16 1 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (27.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (6.63%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (5.52%) HNC
4 6 (3.31%) ISEB
4 6 (3.31%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.76%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.66%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.66%) PMP
8 2 (1.10%) CIPD
8 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCENT
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCP
9 1 (0.55%) MCSA
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.50%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.21%) Docker
2 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) HDFS
4 1 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.92%) Oracle
3 8 (4.42%) VMware
4 6 (3.31%) Adobe
5 4 (2.21%) 3PAR
5 4 (2.21%) DataCash
5 4 (2.21%) EMC
5 4 (2.21%) Isilon
5 4 (2.21%) SAP
6 2 (1.10%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.10%) Citrix
6 2 (1.10%) Tableau
7 1 (0.55%) Avaya
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco
7 1 (0.55%) HP
7 1 (0.55%) Mitel