Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3933 5106 6244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.55% 14.52% 14.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.50% 46.26% 47.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 4433 5129
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7945 11038 13225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.36% 31.39% 31.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6449 8867 10506
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,950 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the South East.

Salary trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the South East

Degree
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Thames Valley +2 1758 £42,500 -5.56% 134
Berkshire -2 873 £45,000 -5.26% 57
Surrey 0 771 £45,000 - 37
Hampshire 0 685 £42,500 +13.33% 43
Oxfordshire +7 564 £39,000 -10.34% 55
West Sussex -4 336 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 326 £37,500 -6.25% 22
East Sussex -8 219 £45,000 +13.92% 9
Kent -4 113 £30,000 -29.41% 6
Middlesex +5 28 £57,250 +50.66%
Sussex -1 9 £50,000 -12.28%
Isle of Wight +2 5 £24,000 +2.13%
M4 Corridor -3 2 £62,000 -34.74%
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1600 (40.68%) Computer Science
2 1163 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 916 (23.29%) SQL
4 896 (22.78%) C#
5 799 (20.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 798 (20.29%) Software Engineering
7 787 (20.01%) Java
8 763 (19.40%) JavaScript
9 746 (18.97%) Microsoft
10 697 (17.72%) .NET
11 643 (16.35%) Linux
12 636 (16.17%) Windows
13 611 (15.54%) C++
14 580 (14.75%) HTML
15 570 (14.49%) SQL Server
16 557 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
17 549 (13.96%) Finance
18 530 (13.48%) CSS
19 471 (11.98%) Mathematics
20 444 (11.29%) C
21 412 (10.48%) Project Management
22 405 (10.30%) Python
23 384 (9.76%) ASP.NET
24 365 (9.28%) MVC
25 341 (8.67%) jQuery
26 336 (8.54%) Test Automation
27 329 (8.37%) Scrum
28 325 (8.26%) Web Services
28 325 (8.26%) OO
29 304 (7.73%) SDLC

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 120 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 68 (1.73%) IIS
3 54 (1.37%) OpenStack
4 50 (1.27%) CMS
5 48 (1.22%) SAS
6 43 (1.09%) Apache
7 39 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 36 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 25 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 25 (0.64%) WordPress
11 24 (0.61%) Confluence
12 17 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 17 (0.43%) JBoss
12 17 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.38%) Drupal
14 15 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 204 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 204 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 82 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.33%) FrameMaker
9 12 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.23%) PTC Creo
11 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.20%) Simulink
12 6 (0.15%) Autodesk Smoke
12 6 (0.15%) Revit
13 5 (0.13%) OrCAD
14 4 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.10%) RoboHelp
15 3 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.076%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 51 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 23 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 23 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 18 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 17 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.28%) Exstream
7 11 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle AGIS
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 238 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (3.81%) SaaS
4 91 (2.31%) Office 365
5 52 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (1.09%) GitHub
7 40 (1.02%) PaaS
8 33 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.51%) IaaS
10 18 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.41%) Datadog
11 16 (0.41%) npm
12 15 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.28%) Force.com
15 10 (0.25%) Akamai
16 8 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
17 7 (0.18%) Trello
18 6 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 172 (4.37%) Internet
2 164 (4.17%) Firewall
3 132 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 90 (2.29%) VPN
5 84 (2.14%) WAN
6 81 (2.06%) LAN
7 76 (1.93%) DNS
8 71 (1.81%) Network Security
9 58 (1.47%) IPsec
10 54 (1.37%) Wireless
11 53 (1.35%) DHCP
12 50 (1.27%) BGP
13 49 (1.25%) Ethernet
14 46 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (1.12%) HTTP
16 41 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
17 39 (0.99%) OSPF
18 37 (0.94%) SSL
18 37 (0.94%) VoIP
19 36 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 197 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 185 (4.70%) MySQL
4 116 (2.95%) Big Data
5 83 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (1.93%) GIS
7 69 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 60 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 50 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (1.14%) Power BI
13 34 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 33 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (0.81%) MongoDB
15 32 (0.81%) QlikView
16 29 (0.74%) Data Mining
17 28 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
18 27 (0.69%) SAP BW
19 25 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 203 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 190 (4.83%) JIRA
2 190 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 155 (3.94%) Selenium
4 130 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 92 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 90 (2.29%) Subversion
7 71 (1.81%) JUnit
7 71 (1.81%) WebDriver
8 66 (1.68%) Maven
9 59 (1.50%) JMeter
10 51 (1.30%) Eclipse
11 48 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 42 (1.07%) SoapUI
13 31 (0.79%) NUnit
14 28 (0.71%) IntelliJ
15 27 (0.69%) Bugzilla
15 27 (0.69%) HP UFT
16 26 (0.66%) JSUnit
17 24 (0.61%) gulp
General
1 549 (13.96%) Finance
2 278 (7.07%) Marketing
3 255 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 231 (5.87%) Electronics
5 156 (3.97%) Manufacturing
6 120 (3.05%) Retail
7 89 (2.26%) Legal
8 75 (1.91%) Automotive
9 61 (1.55%) Aerospace
10 58 (1.47%) Games
11 55 (1.40%) Banking
12 54 (1.37%) Digital Economy
13 42 (1.07%) German Language
14 33 (0.84%) Front Office
15 26 (0.66%) Advertising
16 25 (0.64%) Publishing
17 24 (0.61%) Military
18 22 (0.56%) Law
19 20 (0.51%) Back Office
20 15 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1190 (30.26%) Developer
2 469 (11.92%) Analyst
3 456 (11.59%) Graduate
4 345 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 331 (8.42%) Software Developer
6 312 (7.93%) .NET Developer
7 292 (7.42%) Junior
8 251 (6.38%) Consultant
9 231 (5.87%) Senior Developer
10 223 (5.67%) C# Developer
11 208 (5.29%) Graduate Developer
12 180 (4.58%) Java Developer
13 171 (4.35%) Junior Developer
14 147 (3.74%) Architect
15 144 (3.66%) C++ Software Engineer
16 142 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
17 117 (2.97%) Project Manager
17 117 (2.97%) Support Analyst
18 108 (2.75%) Tester
19 99 (2.52%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 697 (17.72%) .NET
2 580 (14.75%) HTML
3 530 (13.48%) CSS
4 384 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 341 (8.67%) jQuery
6 325 (8.26%) Web Services
7 276 (7.02%) AngularJS
8 267 (6.79%) XML
9 191 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 185 (4.70%) REST
11 170 (4.32%) HTML5
12 133 (3.38%) Spring
13 126 (3.20%) .NET Framework
14 120 (3.05%) Ajax
15 113 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 111 (2.82%) SOAP
17 105 (2.67%) RESTful
18 93 (2.36%) WCF
19 91 (2.31%) JSON
20 90 (2.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1600 (40.68%) Computer Science
2 557 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
3 212 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 171 (4.35%) User Experience
5 132 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 117 (2.97%) Mobile App
7 101 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 97 (2.47%) Data Centre
9 63 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.58%) Social Media
11 46 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 41 (1.04%) Driving Licence
13 39 (0.99%) PKI
14 37 (0.94%) Contactless
15 34 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
16 33 (0.84%) NHS
17 29 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 25 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
18 25 (0.64%) Life Science
19 24 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 643 (16.35%) Linux
2 636 (16.17%) Windows
3 203 (5.16%) Unix
4 143 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 140 (3.56%) Android
6 98 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 47 (1.20%) CentOS
8 46 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.89%) Solaris
11 35 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 32 (0.81%) Windows 10
13 28 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
14 25 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.64%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.46%) VxWorks
17 12 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1163 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (20.29%) Software Engineering
3 471 (11.98%) Mathematics
4 412 (10.48%) Project Management
5 365 (9.28%) MVC
6 336 (8.54%) Test Automation
7 329 (8.37%) Scrum
8 325 (8.26%) OO
9 304 (7.73%) SDLC
10 301 (7.65%) ITIL
11 266 (6.76%) Mentoring
12 258 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 252 (6.41%) Web Development
14 226 (5.75%) TDD
15 197 (5.01%) Physics
16 193 (4.91%) PRINCE2
17 188 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
18 178 (4.53%) CRM
19 173 (4.40%) Unit Testing
20 170 (4.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 916 (23.29%) SQL
2 896 (22.78%) C#
3 787 (20.01%) Java
4 763 (19.40%) JavaScript
5 611 (15.54%) C++
6 444 (11.29%) C
7 405 (10.30%) Python
8 180 (4.58%) PHP
9 130 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 122 (3.10%) VB.NET
11 116 (2.95%) Perl
12 98 (2.49%) PowerShell
13 92 (2.34%) Ruby
14 89 (2.26%) Shell Script
15 88 (2.24%) R
16 72 (1.83%) Objective-C
17 62 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 59 (1.50%) TypeScript
19 57 (1.45%) Embedded C
20 44 (1.12%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 799 (20.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 220 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 140 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 138 (3.51%) Master's Degree
5 135 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (2.59%) ISTQB
7 94 (2.39%) PhD
8 90 (2.29%) CISSP
9 70 (1.78%) CISM
10 67 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
11 62 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
12 59 (1.50%) MCSE
13 57 (1.45%) ISEB
14 53 (1.35%) PMI Certification
15 51 (1.30%) MBA
16 50 (1.27%) PMP
17 43 (1.09%) DV Cleared
18 39 (0.99%) HND
19 38 (0.97%) CEH
20 37 (0.94%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (6.94%) QA
2 94 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.93%) SLA
4 48 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 46 (1.17%) PMO
6 34 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 25 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.56%) COBIT
9 21 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.31%) GDPR
13 10 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.20%) WCAG
15 7 (0.18%) Def Stans
15 7 (0.18%) GAMP
15 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.15%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 142 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (1.83%) Docker
4 43 (1.09%) Firmware
5 36 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 23 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.51%) HDFS
8 20 (0.51%) XenApp
9 11 (0.28%) MetaFrame
9 11 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.25%) KVM
11 9 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.15%) vSphere
15 5 (0.13%) LXC
15 5 (0.13%) NFS
16 4 (0.10%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 81 (2.06%) Ansible
2 50 (1.27%) Puppet
3 43 (1.09%) SCCM
4 36 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (0.84%) Nagios
6 25 (0.64%) Kubernetes
7 23 (0.58%) Nessus
8 19 (0.48%) SCOM
9 14 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.31%) Nmap
10 12 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.28%) Oozie
11 11 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.25%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.18%) CSIRT
14 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (0.15%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.15%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 746 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 276 (7.02%) Oracle
3 206 (5.24%) SAP
4 171 (4.35%) VMware
5 99 (2.52%) Cisco
6 71 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 63 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (1.50%) HP
9 54 (1.37%) Citrix
10 45 (1.14%) Google
11 40 (1.02%) Adobe
12 38 (0.97%) Palo Alto
13 36 (0.92%) Juniper
14 33 (0.84%) IBM
15 32 (0.81%) Hyperion
16 29 (0.74%) Tableau
17 26 (0.66%) Splunk
18 23 (0.58%) SolarWinds
19 21 (0.53%) EMC
20 20 (0.51%) CheckPoint