Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,560 3,744 4,201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.20% 14.00% 13.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.48% 48.08% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,064 2,906 3,558
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,392 7,787 8,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.70% 29.11% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,982 5,811 6,645
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South East.

Salary trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -4 932 £47,500 - 165
Hampshire -7 648 £47,500 +11.76% 82
Surrey +3 483 £57,500 +27.78% 80
Berkshire -13 421 £55,000 +11.68% 69
Oxfordshire -2 333 £41,447 -7.90% 67
West Sussex -8 192 £55,000 +15.79% 23
East Sussex -2 191 £38,500 -3.75% 30
Buckinghamshire +6 178 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Kent +10 97 £39,000 -2.50% 12
Middlesex +4 3 - - 1
Sussex -2 3 £42,500 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 856 (33.44%) Computer Science
2 700 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 654 (25.55%) C#
4 613 (23.95%) SQL
5 554 (21.64%) Software Engineering
5 554 (21.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 535 (20.90%) .NET
7 503 (19.65%) JavaScript
8 437 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
9 426 (16.64%) Python
10 425 (16.60%) Microsoft
11 409 (15.98%) Windows
12 399 (15.59%) Mathematics
13 397 (15.51%) Finance
14 388 (15.16%) Java
15 383 (14.96%) HTML
16 360 (14.06%) Project Management
17 339 (13.24%) C++
18 335 (13.09%) SQL Server
18 335 (13.09%) Linux
19 326 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
20 306 (11.95%) CSS
21 292 (11.41%) Git (software)
22 285 (11.13%) Azure
23 267 (10.43%) C
24 241 (9.41%) Mentoring
25 226 (8.83%) Scrum
26 224 (8.75%) Test Automation
27 188 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
28 181 (7.07%) MVC

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 47 (1.84%) Apache
2 45 (1.76%) Confluence
3 44 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 43 (1.68%) IIS
5 36 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 22 (0.86%) Apache Solr
8 22 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 20 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.43%) CMS
11 11 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.39%) SAS
13 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.31%) WordPress
15 7 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
16 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 115 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.39%) Simulink
9 9 (0.35%) Sketch
10 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.27%) InVision
12 5 (0.20%) SPSS
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.16%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.12%) Abaqus
14 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.12%) Mathcad
15 2 (0.078%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 29 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.51%) SAP MM
5 13 (0.51%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
7 9 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.31%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 285 (11.13%) Azure
2 171 (6.68%) AWS
3 116 (4.53%) SaaS
4 90 (3.52%) Office 365
5 67 (2.62%) Power Platform
6 34 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (1.25%) GitHub
8 29 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (0.86%) GCP
10 21 (0.82%) PaaS
11 16 (0.63%) npm
12 15 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.51%) IaaS
13 13 (0.51%) Serverless
14 11 (0.43%) Google Play
15 8 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.31%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.23%) Boomi
16 6 (0.23%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 142 (5.55%) Firewall
2 66 (2.58%) LAN
3 64 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 61 (2.38%) DNS
5 58 (2.27%) WAN
5 58 (2.27%) Wireless
6 52 (2.03%) Internet
7 49 (1.91%) VPN
8 40 (1.56%) Ethernet
9 38 (1.48%) DHCP
10 34 (1.33%) Network Security
11 33 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 30 (1.17%) SAN
13 28 (1.09%) BGP
13 28 (1.09%) OSPF
14 26 (1.02%) 4G
15 25 (0.98%) MPLS
16 23 (0.90%) Bluetooth
16 23 (0.90%) IPsec
16 23 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 125 (4.88%) Big Data
3 113 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 91 (3.55%) MySQL
5 65 (2.54%) Power BI
6 52 (2.03%) Hadoop
7 51 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 45 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 38 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (1.17%) Data Lake
13 28 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
15 18 (0.70%) Neo4j
15 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 292 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 125 (4.88%) Selenium
3 102 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 93 (3.63%) JIRA
5 65 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (2.03%) SoapUI
7 48 (1.88%) Subversion
8 40 (1.56%) Visual Studio
9 39 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 34 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 34 (1.33%) HP UFT
11 30 (1.17%) LoadRunner
12 21 (0.82%) Eclipse RCP
13 18 (0.70%) JMeter
13 18 (0.70%) Maven
14 17 (0.66%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
16 14 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (0.55%) Postman
General
1 397 (15.51%) Finance
2 143 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 116 (4.53%) Electronics
4 100 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 99 (3.87%) Retail
6 94 (3.67%) Marketing
7 88 (3.44%) Public Sector
8 87 (3.40%) Legal
9 68 (2.66%) Aerospace
10 46 (1.80%) Military
11 44 (1.72%) Automotive
12 27 (1.05%) Games
13 24 (0.94%) French Language
13 24 (0.94%) Law
14 19 (0.74%) Banking
15 18 (0.70%) Advertising
15 18 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.43%) Local Government
17 10 (0.39%) Back Office
18 7 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 610 (23.83%) Developer
2 367 (14.34%) Software Engineer
3 311 (12.15%) Analyst
4 214 (8.36%) Software Developer
5 193 (7.54%) Graduate
6 172 (6.72%) Consultant
7 142 (5.55%) Senior Developer
8 138 (5.39%) Junior
9 136 (5.31%) .NET Developer
10 134 (5.23%) Architect
11 130 (5.08%) C# Developer
12 129 (5.04%) Senior Software Engineer
13 109 (4.26%) Project Manager
14 92 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
15 90 (3.52%) Data Analyst
16 85 (3.32%) Java Developer
17 82 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
18 79 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
19 71 (2.77%) Embedded Engineer
20 67 (2.62%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (20.90%) .NET
2 383 (14.96%) HTML
3 306 (11.95%) CSS
4 173 (6.76%) AngularJS
5 155 (6.05%) ASP.NET
6 148 (5.78%) Web Services
7 95 (3.71%) jQuery
8 94 (3.67%) .NET Framework
9 92 (3.59%) .NET Core
10 91 (3.55%) HTML5
11 86 (3.36%) RESTful
12 83 (3.24%) XML
13 81 (3.16%) React
14 63 (2.46%) SOAP
15 61 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (2.38%) Spring
16 59 (2.30%) REST
17 58 (2.27%) Middleware
18 56 (2.19%) JSON
19 51 (1.99%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 326 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
3 167 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 161 (6.29%) Algorithms
5 78 (3.05%) User Experience
6 71 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 67 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 59 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 59 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
9 47 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 47 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 41 (1.60%) Robotics
11 30 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 27 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 25 (0.98%) PKI
14 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 21 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (0.78%) VHDL
17 19 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 409 (15.98%) Windows
2 335 (13.09%) Linux
3 92 (3.59%) Unix
4 83 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.07%) Android
6 51 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 41 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
10 28 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
13 19 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.59%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
17 13 (0.51%) CentOS
17 13 (0.51%) Debian
18 9 (0.35%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (33.44%) Computer Science
2 700 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 554 (21.64%) Software Engineering
4 437 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
5 399 (15.59%) Mathematics
6 360 (14.06%) Project Management
7 241 (9.41%) Mentoring
8 226 (8.83%) Scrum
9 224 (8.75%) Test Automation
10 181 (7.07%) Machine Learning
10 181 (7.07%) MVC
11 177 (6.91%) Analytics
12 166 (6.48%) SDLC
13 165 (6.45%) Data Analysis
14 162 (6.33%) Decision-Making
15 161 (6.29%) Unit Testing
16 154 (6.02%) ITIL
16 154 (6.02%) Physics
17 148 (5.78%) Web Development
18 145 (5.66%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 654 (25.55%) C#
2 613 (23.95%) SQL
3 503 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 426 (16.64%) Python
5 388 (15.16%) Java
6 339 (13.24%) C++
7 267 (10.43%) C
8 91 (3.55%) R
9 90 (3.52%) MATLAB
10 85 (3.32%) PHP
11 64 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 55 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 52 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 48 (1.88%) Embedded C
15 36 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 34 (1.33%) Scala
17 31 (1.21%) Shell Script
18 30 (1.17%) Perl
19 29 (1.13%) Ruby
20 22 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 554 (21.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 178 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 112 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 91 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (3.20%) Master's Degree
7 81 (3.16%) CISSP
8 79 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
9 62 (2.42%) MCSE
10 60 (2.34%) CISM
11 59 (2.30%) DV Cleared
12 50 (1.95%) ISEB
13 49 (1.91%) DBS Check
14 47 (1.84%) CCNA
15 44 (1.72%) CISA
16 38 (1.48%) CCNP
17 36 (1.41%) ISTQB
17 36 (1.41%) MCSA
18 30 (1.17%) MCP
19 27 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (6.37%) QA
2 98 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (2.62%) GDPR
4 40 (1.56%) PMO
5 37 (1.45%) SLA
6 33 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 32 (1.25%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.70%) NIST
9 15 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (0.55%) GAAP
10 14 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.51%) NCSC
12 9 (0.35%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.31%) ISO 14001
13 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 132 (5.16%) Active Directory
1 132 (5.16%) Docker
2 94 (3.67%) Firmware
2 94 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 17 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.39%) vSphere
8 8 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.23%) NFS
10 3 (0.12%) KVM
11 2 (0.078%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.039%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (2.30%) Ansible
2 58 (2.27%) Puppet
3 46 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.78%) Salt
4 20 (0.78%) SCCM
5 18 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.63%) Terraform
7 15 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.31%) TIBCO Hawk
11 7 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.27%) QRadar
12 6 (0.23%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.23%) Icinga
12 6 (0.23%) Kibana
12 6 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 425 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 131 (5.12%) VMware
3 127 (4.96%) Oracle
4 101 (3.95%) SAP
5 92 (3.59%) Cisco
6 60 (2.34%) Google
7 52 (2.03%) HP
8 42 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (1.60%) Citrix
10 38 (1.48%) Tableau
11 33 (1.29%) IBM
11 33 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.05%) Cadence
12 27 (1.05%) Teradata
13 26 (1.02%) Adobe
14 22 (0.86%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.78%) Alteryx
15 20 (0.78%) Blue Prism
15 20 (0.78%) Juniper
15 20 (0.78%) Palo Alto