Period
to 23 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,954 4,020 5,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.09% 13.54% 14.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.63% 48.34% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,232 3,482 4,828
South East median annual salary £44,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.54% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,967 8,316 11,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.38% 28.01% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,277 6,758 9,719
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 July 2018.

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 July 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
Thames Valley -4 1,550 £45,000 +12.50% 348
Hampshire +5 1,041 £44,500 +4.71% 124
Berkshire -4 811 £45,000 +4.65% 171
Surrey -1 755 £45,000 - 108
Oxfordshire -9 405 £45,000 +28.57% 110
Buckinghamshire 0 339 £38,750 +10.71% 67
West Sussex +2 316 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East Sussex -24 133 £45,000 +2.27% 12
Kent +15 103 £35,000 +1.45% 42
Middlesex +2 20 £52,500 +2.94% 4
Isle of Wight -4 12 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Home Counties - 11 £35,000 -
Sussex -11 8 £70,000 +27.27%
Degree
England

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

1 1,582 (40.01%) Computer Science
2 1,205 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 937 (23.70%) Java
4 909 (22.99%) SQL
5 886 (22.41%) JavaScript
6 878 (22.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 859 (21.72%) Software Engineering
8 768 (19.42%) C#
9 711 (17.98%) HTML
10 647 (16.36%) C++
11 641 (16.21%) Microsoft
12 619 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
13 594 (15.02%) .NET
14 576 (14.57%) Linux
15 567 (14.34%) Finance
16 561 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
17 530 (13.40%) Mathematics
18 527 (13.33%) Windows
19 520 (13.15%) CSS
20 519 (13.13%) SQL Server
21 481 (12.16%) Python
22 458 (11.58%) C
23 430 (10.88%) Project Management
24 365 (9.23%) TDD
24 365 (9.23%) AngularJS
25 342 (8.65%) Web Services
26 336 (8.50%) Oracle
27 334 (8.45%) OO
28 328 (8.30%) ITIL
29 327 (8.27%) Scrum

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 91 (2.30%) IIS
2 85 (2.15%) JBoss
3 74 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 66 (1.67%) Apache
5 52 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 52 (1.32%) CMS
6 50 (1.26%) Apache Solr
6 50 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 47 (1.19%) Confluence
8 38 (0.96%) SAS
9 36 (0.91%) WordPress
10 28 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 19 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.35%) Drupal
14 13 (0.33%) Hyperledger
15 11 (0.28%) nginx
16 10 (0.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 214 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.43%) SPSS
9 16 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
12 9 (0.23%) RoboHelp
13 8 (0.20%) Mathematica
13 8 (0.20%) OrCAD
14 7 (0.18%) Stata
15 6 (0.15%) Simulink
16 4 (0.10%) HipChat
17 2 (0.051%) Autodesk Inventor
17 2 (0.051%) InDesign
18 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 33 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.10%) Primavera
8 4 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.076%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.076%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.076%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI-CA
9 3 (0.076%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.076%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 281 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.71%) SaaS
4 66 (1.67%) GitHub
5 62 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (1.52%) Office 365
7 47 (1.19%) IaaS
8 46 (1.16%) PaaS
9 19 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.25%) MailChimp
15 9 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
16 8 (0.20%) Serverless
17 7 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 155 (3.92%) Internet
2 105 (2.66%) Firewall
3 93 (2.35%) Wireless
4 77 (1.95%) Network Security
5 74 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 63 (1.59%) WAN
7 58 (1.47%) DNS
7 58 (1.47%) LAN
8 42 (1.06%) DHCP
9 41 (1.04%) HTTP
10 40 (1.01%) SAN
11 37 (0.94%) VPN
12 34 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
13 32 (0.81%) VoIP
14 30 (0.76%) NFC
15 26 (0.66%) Ethernet
16 25 (0.63%) VLAN
17 23 (0.58%) Bluetooth
17 23 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (0.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 202 (5.11%) MySQL
3 182 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 179 (4.53%) Big Data
5 86 (2.18%) NoSQL
5 86 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 61 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 60 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (1.47%) Power BI
12 54 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 52 (1.32%) Blockchain
14 50 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 38 (0.96%) HBase
17 31 (0.78%) GIS
18 30 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
19 29 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 270 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 180 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 171 (4.32%) Visual Studio
4 169 (4.27%) JIRA
5 146 (3.69%) Selenium
6 95 (2.40%) Maven
7 87 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 85 (2.15%) Eclipse
9 84 (2.12%) Subversion
10 64 (1.62%) JUnit
11 43 (1.09%) WebDriver
12 35 (0.89%) Cucumber
13 34 (0.86%) NUnit
14 31 (0.78%) Bitbucket
15 30 (0.76%) JMeter
16 27 (0.68%) SoapUI
16 27 (0.68%) TeamCity
17 26 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 23 (0.58%) IntelliJ
19 22 (0.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 567 (14.34%) Finance
2 284 (7.18%) Marketing
3 236 (5.97%) Electronics
4 200 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 163 (4.12%) Retail
6 114 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 79 (2.00%) Banking
7 79 (2.00%) German Language
8 74 (1.87%) Automotive
8 74 (1.87%) French Language
9 58 (1.47%) Games
10 55 (1.39%) Legal
11 49 (1.24%) Military
12 40 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 38 (0.96%) Law
14 37 (0.94%) Spanish Language
15 33 (0.83%) Italian Language
15 33 (0.83%) Publishing
16 24 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,195 (30.22%) Developer
2 458 (11.58%) Analyst
3 435 (11.00%) Graduate
4 431 (10.90%) Software Engineer
5 314 (7.94%) Java Developer
6 310 (7.84%) Software Developer
7 253 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 250 (6.32%) Consultant
9 236 (5.97%) Junior
10 226 (5.72%) .NET Developer
11 188 (4.75%) Architect
12 180 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
13 171 (4.32%) C# Developer
14 130 (3.29%) Business Analyst
15 122 (3.09%) Junior Developer
16 112 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
17 105 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
18 104 (2.63%) Web Developer
19 103 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
20 98 (2.48%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (17.98%) HTML
2 594 (15.02%) .NET
3 520 (13.15%) CSS
4 365 (9.23%) AngularJS
5 342 (8.65%) Web Services
6 311 (7.87%) ASP.NET
7 256 (6.47%) jQuery
8 219 (5.54%) Spring
9 216 (5.46%) XML
10 191 (4.83%) HTML5
11 143 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 139 (3.52%) RESTful
13 127 (3.21%) Hibernate
14 124 (3.14%) React
15 118 (2.98%) REST
16 116 (2.93%) Ajax
16 116 (2.93%) Node.js
17 115 (2.91%) CSS3
18 108 (2.73%) JSON
19 94 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,582 (40.01%) Computer Science
2 561 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
3 307 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
4 173 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 153 (3.87%) User Experience
6 142 (3.59%) Algorithms
7 106 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
9 79 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 69 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 68 (1.72%) Data Centre
12 59 (1.49%) NHS
13 56 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 38 (0.96%) Fintech
15 37 (0.94%) PMI
16 33 (0.83%) Device Driver
16 33 (0.83%) Social Media
17 30 (0.76%) VHDL
18 29 (0.73%) EMV
18 29 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 576 (14.57%) Linux
2 527 (13.33%) Windows
3 184 (4.65%) Unix
4 134 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 74 (1.87%) Android
6 47 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
8 40 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 38 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.63%) CentOS
13 24 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 21 (0.53%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.43%) Solaris
16 16 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.35%) VxWorks
18 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.30%) Windows 8
20 8 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,205 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (21.72%) Software Engineering
3 619 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
4 530 (13.40%) Mathematics
5 430 (10.88%) Project Management
6 365 (9.23%) TDD
7 334 (8.45%) OO
8 328 (8.30%) ITIL
9 327 (8.27%) Scrum
10 323 (8.17%) SDLC
11 312 (7.89%) MVC
12 280 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 265 (6.70%) Test Automation
14 258 (6.53%) Analytics
15 226 (5.72%) Mentoring
16 220 (5.56%) Machine Learning
17 204 (5.16%) Business Analysis
17 204 (5.16%) UML
18 201 (5.08%) Web Development
19 200 (5.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 937 (23.70%) Java
2 909 (22.99%) SQL
3 886 (22.41%) JavaScript
4 768 (19.42%) C#
5 647 (16.36%) C++
6 481 (12.16%) Python
7 458 (11.58%) C
8 186 (4.70%) PHP
9 104 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 88 (2.23%) PowerShell
11 84 (2.12%) Perl
12 73 (1.85%) Ruby
13 72 (1.82%) Embedded C
14 69 (1.75%) R
15 58 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 56 (1.42%) Java 8
17 49 (1.24%) PL/SQL
18 47 (1.19%) Scala
19 46 (1.16%) VB.NET
20 43 (1.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 878 (22.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 301 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 144 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 131 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 125 (3.16%) Master's Degree
6 114 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 91 (2.30%) CISSP
7 91 (2.30%) PhD
8 90 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
9 87 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
10 86 (2.18%) MCSE
11 71 (1.80%) PMI Certification
12 54 (1.37%) CISM
13 47 (1.19%) CCNA
14 38 (0.96%) PMP
15 36 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (0.89%) ISTQB
17 34 (0.86%) CCIE
18 33 (0.83%) ISEB
19 31 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (5.31%) QA
2 106 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.64%) SLA
4 47 (1.19%) PMO
5 45 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 43 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 40 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 32 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 32 (0.81%) ISO 9001
9 27 (0.68%) GDPR
10 24 (0.61%) MISRA
11 22 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
13 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.25%) GAMP
14 10 (0.25%) MISRA C
14 10 (0.25%) PA-DSS
15 7 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
15 7 (0.18%) ISO 13485
16 6 (0.15%) DO-254
System Software
1 149 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 99 (2.50%) Docker
3 83 (2.10%) Firmware
4 78 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.63%) HDFS
7 18 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.30%) vSphere
9 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.18%) Samba
11 6 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.10%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.10%) NFS
13 4 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.10%) XenServer
14 2 (0.051%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (1.72%) Puppet
2 64 (1.62%) Ansible
3 60 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 45 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.58%) SCCM
6 14 (0.35%) Kibana
6 14 (0.35%) Terraform
7 10 (0.25%) SCOM
8 9 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.18%) Nagios
9 7 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.15%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.15%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.13%) logstash
11 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.13%) Xymon
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 641 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 336 (8.50%) Oracle
3 140 (3.54%) VMware
4 131 (3.31%) SAP
5 93 (2.35%) Cisco
6 71 (1.80%) Citrix
7 60 (1.52%) Atlassian
7 60 (1.52%) Google
8 52 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (1.26%) IBM
10 47 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.19%) TOWER Software
11 40 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 36 (0.91%) Capita
12 36 (0.91%) EMC
12 36 (0.91%) HP
12 36 (0.91%) Tableau
12 36 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 35 (0.89%) Adobe
14 28 (0.71%) CheckPoint