Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 387 431
Rank change year-on-year +52 +44 +69
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 631 599 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.80% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 3.50% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 364 299 412
London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% +1.96%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,500 £33,075
90th Percentile £119,625 £116,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

Master's 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,542 17,111 19,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.64% 22.83% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11,520 12,690 16,137
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,575 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree in London.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree within the London region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Central London -22 66 £70,000 -18.84% 19
South London +14 12 £65,000 - 2
West London +33 8 £48,750 +38.30% 4
East London -9 3 £57,000 -26.45% 3
North London +8 1 - - 3
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Master's 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 London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 631 (100.00%) Degree
2 354 (56.10%) Computer Science
3 319 (50.55%) Finance
4 262 (41.52%) Java
5 244 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
6 231 (36.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 214 (33.91%) Python
8 164 (25.99%) Analytics
9 151 (23.93%) Problem-Solving
10 150 (23.77%) Mathematics
11 132 (20.92%) SQL
12 129 (20.44%) Big Data
12 129 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
13 126 (19.97%) C#
13 126 (19.97%) Banking
14 125 (19.81%) C++
15 122 (19.33%) Risk Management
16 115 (18.23%) Software Engineering
17 110 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
18 109 (17.27%) DevOps
19 106 (16.80%) Linux
20 100 (15.85%) Marketing
20 100 (15.85%) Docker
21 98 (15.53%) Financial Institution
22 97 (15.37%) Investment Banking
23 96 (15.21%) Strategic Thinking
24 92 (14.58%) Investment Management
24 92 (14.58%) Low Latency
25 91 (14.42%) Cyberthreat
26 89 (14.10%) Innovative Thinking

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 43 (6.81%) Apache Spark
2 32 (5.07%) WebLogic
3 30 (4.75%) Tomcat
4 29 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 29 (4.60%) WebSphere
5 24 (3.80%) Ethereum
6 17 (2.69%) SAS
7 12 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.43%) Apache
8 9 (1.43%) Tornado
9 8 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.95%) GemFire
11 6 (0.95%) Luigi
12 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.79%) CMS
13 4 (0.63%) Hyperledger
14 3 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.48%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.32%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 33 (5.23%) InVision
2 30 (4.75%) OmniGraffle
3 8 (1.27%) SPSS
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.32%) Stata
7 2 (0.32%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.16%) InDesign
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 25 (3.96%) Ripple
2 6 (0.95%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.63%) Summit
4 3 (0.48%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.48%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 110 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (7.29%) PaaS
4 42 (6.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (5.55%) IBM Cloud
6 32 (5.07%) OpenShift
7 30 (4.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 27 (4.28%) Serverless
9 16 (2.54%) IaaS
10 15 (2.38%) SaaS
11 14 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.58%) Google Analytics
13 8 (1.27%) GitHub
13 8 (1.27%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.79%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.79%) iTunes
14 5 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.48%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.65%) Firewall
2 17 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (1.58%) Bluetooth
3 10 (1.58%) NFC
4 9 (1.43%) Internet
5 5 (0.79%) DHCP
5 5 (0.79%) DNS
5 5 (0.79%) Network Security
5 5 (0.79%) VPN
6 4 (0.63%) AMQP
6 4 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.63%) HTTP
7 3 (0.48%) BGP
7 3 (0.48%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.48%) MPLS
7 3 (0.48%) Multicast
7 3 (0.48%) OSPF
7 3 (0.48%) SMTP
8 2 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (20.44%) Big Data
2 54 (8.56%) Relational Database
3 48 (7.61%) Blockchain
4 44 (6.97%) Hadoop
5 29 (4.60%) MongoDB
6 28 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.12%) SQL Server
8 24 (3.80%) Data Lake
9 23 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (3.65%) NoSQL
10 20 (3.17%) MySQL
11 16 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (2.22%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.74%) KDB
13 11 (1.74%) Kdb+
13 11 (1.74%) Redis
14 10 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.58%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.43%) Neo4j
15 9 (1.43%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 53 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.66%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.06%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.90%) JIRA
4 12 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.74%) Maven
6 10 (1.58%) Gradle
7 9 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.11%) JUnit
9 6 (0.95%) Mocha
10 5 (0.79%) Selenium
10 5 (0.79%) Subversion
11 4 (0.63%) Ant
11 4 (0.63%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.63%) NUnit
11 4 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.63%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.48%) git-flow
12 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 319 (50.55%) Finance
2 126 (19.97%) Banking
3 100 (15.85%) Marketing
4 98 (15.53%) Financial Institution
5 97 (15.37%) Investment Banking
6 66 (10.46%) Front Office
7 32 (5.07%) Retail
8 20 (3.17%) Law
9 14 (2.22%) Advertising
10 9 (1.43%) Publishing
11 8 (1.27%) Games
12 7 (1.11%) French Language
12 7 (1.11%) German Language
13 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.79%) Billing
14 5 (0.79%) Legal
15 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 171 (27.10%) Developer
2 68 (10.78%) Java Developer
3 61 (9.67%) Designer
4 54 (8.56%) UX Designer
5 49 (7.77%) Senior Developer
6 48 (7.61%) Analyst
6 48 (7.61%) Lead Designer
6 48 (7.61%) Lead UX Designer
7 46 (7.29%) Architect
8 45 (7.13%) Consultant
9 40 (6.34%) Software Engineer
10 36 (5.71%) Python Developer
10 36 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
12 23 (3.65%) Data Scientist
12 23 (3.65%) Qualitative Analyst
12 23 (3.65%) Quantitative Analyst
13 22 (3.49%) C++ Developer
13 22 (3.49%) Senior Python Developer
14 18 (2.85%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.35%) React
1 59 (9.35%) Web Services
2 57 (9.03%) AngularJS
3 56 (8.87%) Spring
4 50 (7.92%) RESTful
5 46 (7.29%) HTML
6 39 (6.18%) Node.js
7 38 (6.02%) Spring Boot
8 32 (5.07%) J2EE
9 29 (4.60%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (4.60%) Java EE
10 27 (4.28%) CSS
10 27 (4.28%) J2SE
10 27 (4.28%) jQuery
10 27 (4.28%) Kafka
11 20 (3.17%) REST
11 20 (3.17%) Spring Cloud
12 19 (3.01%) Natural Language Processing
13 18 (2.85%) Django
14 17 (2.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 354 (56.10%) Computer Science
2 129 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (14.42%) Cyberthreat
4 80 (12.68%) Algorithms
5 75 (11.89%) User Experience
6 62 (9.83%) Data Structures
7 61 (9.67%) Equities
8 57 (9.03%) Self-Motivation
9 56 (8.87%) Fintech
10 45 (7.13%) Fixed Income
11 39 (6.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (5.23%) Blog
13 30 (4.75%) Derivative
13 30 (4.75%) IVR
14 29 (4.60%) Cloud Native
14 29 (4.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (4.44%) Bitcoin
16 27 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (3.80%) Litecoin
18 21 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (16.80%) Linux
2 43 (6.81%) Unix
3 22 (3.49%) Windows
4 17 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.95%) Android
5 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (25.99%) Analytics
3 151 (23.93%) Problem-Solving
4 150 (23.77%) Mathematics
5 122 (19.33%) Risk Management
6 115 (18.23%) Software Engineering
7 109 (17.27%) DevOps
8 96 (15.21%) Strategic Thinking
9 92 (14.58%) Investment Management
9 92 (14.58%) Low Latency
10 89 (14.10%) Innovative Thinking
11 74 (11.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 74 (11.73%) Data Science
11 74 (11.73%) Open Source
12 72 (11.41%) Scrum
12 72 (11.41%) SDLC
13 65 (10.30%) Validation
14 63 (9.98%) Prototyping
15 62 (9.83%) Mentoring
15 62 (9.83%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 262 (41.52%) Java
2 214 (33.91%) Python
3 132 (20.92%) SQL
4 126 (19.97%) C#
5 125 (19.81%) C++
6 75 (11.89%) JavaScript
7 73 (11.57%) Go
8 60 (9.51%) C
9 40 (6.34%) Scala
10 39 (6.18%) R
11 25 (3.96%) Perl
12 22 (3.49%) Java 8
13 19 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 19 (3.01%) MATLAB
14 18 (2.85%) VBA
15 13 (2.06%) PHP
16 12 (1.90%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.58%) AspectJ
17 10 (1.58%) Ruby
18 9 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 631 (100.00%) Degree
2 231 (36.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (7.45%) PhD
4 36 (5.71%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (3.33%) CISSP
6 17 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.38%) CISM
8 14 (2.22%) CCNP
8 14 (2.22%) CISA
8 14 (2.22%) MBA
9 13 (2.06%) CCNA
10 9 (1.43%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.43%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.95%) GIAC
13 5 (0.79%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.63%) SANS
15 3 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.45%) QA
2 23 (3.65%) GCP
2 23 (3.65%) MiFID
3 12 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.43%) EMIR
6 7 (1.11%) GDPR
7 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.48%) SLA
9 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.32%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) COBIT
10 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 100 (15.85%) Docker
2 13 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 74 (11.73%) Kubernetes
2 60 (9.51%) Ansible
2 60 (9.51%) Puppet
3 55 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.49%) Salt
5 6 (0.95%) Kibana
6 5 (0.79%) Mesos
6 5 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.79%) Terraform
7 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.32%) SCCM
10 1 (0.16%) QRadar
10 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (13.15%) Google
2 46 (7.29%) Red Hat
3 40 (6.34%) IBM
4 38 (6.02%) SAP
5 36 (5.71%) Adobe
6 35 (5.55%) Microsoft
7 30 (4.75%) Alias
8 21 (3.33%) Oracle
9 17 (2.69%) New Relic
10 12 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.43%) Tableau
12 8 (1.27%) Cisco
12 8 (1.27%) Maxymiser
12 8 (1.27%) Optimizely
12 8 (1.27%) Qubit
12 8 (1.27%) Splunk
12 8 (1.27%) Tradeweb
13 7 (1.11%) Cognizant
13 7 (1.11%) Sybase
13 7 (1.11%) TIBCO