Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,561 3,732 3,991
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.97% 14.01% 13.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.67% 49.55% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 2,784 3,335
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 3,345 7,532 8,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.66% 28.27% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,376 5,492 6,315
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.16%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -7 531 £45,000 - 94
Hampshire -7 419 £45,000 - 40
Surrey +2 300 £60,000 +20.00% 47
Berkshire -12 247 £55,000 +15.79% 32
Oxfordshire -6 187 £41,447 -0.45% 38
East Sussex +8 129 £35,000 -12.50% 17
West Sussex -6 117 £55,000 +15.79% 24
Buckinghamshire -7 98 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Kent +13 48 £40,000 +9.59% 7
Middlesex +2 2 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Sussex - 2 £22,500 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 535 (34.27%) Computer Science
2 476 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (30.37%) C#
4 445 (28.51%) SQL
5 362 (23.19%) Software Engineering
6 348 (22.29%) .NET
6 348 (22.29%) JavaScript
7 341 (21.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 286 (18.32%) HTML
9 278 (17.81%) Python
10 264 (16.91%) Microsoft
11 255 (16.34%) Windows
12 254 (16.27%) SQL Server
13 252 (16.14%) Mathematics
14 227 (14.54%) CSS
15 224 (14.35%) Azure
16 223 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
17 222 (14.22%) Git (software)
18 221 (14.16%) Finance
19 219 (14.03%) C++
20 216 (13.84%) Java
21 199 (12.75%) Project Management
22 194 (12.43%) Linux
22 194 (12.43%) Test Automation
23 183 (11.72%) Scrum
23 183 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
24 161 (10.31%) C
25 146 (9.35%) Docker
25 146 (9.35%) Machine Learning
26 129 (8.26%) Mentoring

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 30 (1.92%) Confluence
2 29 (1.86%) Apache Spark
2 29 (1.86%) IIS
3 28 (1.79%) Apache
4 26 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.51%) CMS
10 8 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.32%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.32%) WordPress
12 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.13%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.13%) SAS
14 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.064%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.90%) Sketch
4 13 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.77%) InVision
5 12 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.26%) Simulink
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
9 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.064%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.064%) ArcView
10 1 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.77%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.70%) SAP MM
4 11 (0.70%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.26%) assyst
7 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.26%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.26%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 224 (14.35%) Azure
2 121 (7.75%) AWS
3 70 (4.48%) SaaS
4 43 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (2.69%) Office 365
6 38 (2.43%) Power Platform
7 28 (1.79%) GCP
8 25 (1.60%) GitHub
9 16 (1.02%) IaaS
9 16 (1.02%) PaaS
10 15 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.83%) Serverless
12 8 (0.51%) npm
13 6 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
13 6 (0.38%) NuGet
14 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.32%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.26%) Boomi
15 4 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.00%) Firewall
2 44 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.18%) VPN
3 34 (2.18%) WAN
4 32 (2.05%) LAN
5 31 (1.99%) Wireless
6 29 (1.86%) DNS
7 28 (1.79%) Skype
8 24 (1.54%) Ethernet
9 21 (1.35%) HTTP
10 20 (1.28%) Internet
10 20 (1.28%) VoIP
11 18 (1.15%) Network Security
12 17 (1.09%) H.323
13 16 (1.02%) SAN
13 16 (1.02%) SSL
14 12 (0.77%) Bluetooth
15 11 (0.70%) MPLS
15 11 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 92 (5.89%) Relational Database
3 86 (5.51%) Big Data
4 61 (3.91%) MySQL
5 44 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 39 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 35 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.24%) Power BI
8 31 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.73%) Data Lake
11 26 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.90%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.83%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.70%) DB2
16 11 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 222 (14.22%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.34%) Selenium
3 74 (4.74%) JIRA
4 57 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 47 (3.01%) SoapUI
6 46 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.73%) HP UFT
9 25 (1.60%) LoadRunner
10 23 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 22 (1.41%) SpecFlow
12 17 (1.09%) Maven
12 17 (1.09%) Subversion
13 15 (0.96%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.77%) JMeter
15 11 (0.70%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.51%) CircleCI
16 8 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 221 (14.16%) Finance
2 84 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.65%) Marketing
4 55 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.33%) Legal
6 47 (3.01%) Electronics
7 42 (2.69%) Retail
8 35 (2.24%) Military
9 32 (2.05%) Aerospace
10 25 (1.60%) Games
11 24 (1.54%) French Language
12 20 (1.28%) Law
13 19 (1.22%) Advertising
13 19 (1.22%) Banking
13 19 (1.22%) Public Sector
14 10 (0.64%) Norwegian Language
15 9 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.51%) Automotive
16 8 (0.51%) Back Office
17 6 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 380 (24.34%) Developer
2 230 (14.73%) Software Engineer
3 181 (11.60%) Analyst
4 126 (8.07%) Graduate
5 123 (7.88%) Software Developer
6 105 (6.73%) Junior
7 101 (6.47%) Consultant
8 93 (5.96%) .NET Developer
9 91 (5.83%) C# Developer
10 77 (4.93%) Architect
11 71 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 64 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
12 64 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 64 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
13 61 (3.91%) Java Developer
14 59 (3.78%) Junior Developer
15 50 (3.20%) Graduate Developer
16 49 (3.14%) Data Analyst
17 40 (2.56%) C# Software Engineer
18 38 (2.43%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (22.29%) .NET
2 286 (18.32%) HTML
3 227 (14.54%) CSS
4 119 (7.62%) .NET Framework
5 107 (6.85%) .NET Core
6 102 (6.53%) AngularJS
7 84 (5.38%) Web Services
8 77 (4.93%) ASP.NET
9 72 (4.61%) React
10 71 (4.55%) XML
11 69 (4.42%) jQuery
12 62 (3.97%) SOAP
13 57 (3.65%) HTML5
14 50 (3.20%) RESTful
15 44 (2.82%) JSON
16 41 (2.63%) Node.js
17 39 (2.50%) REST
18 35 (2.24%) Spring
19 34 (2.18%) Middleware
20 33 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 183 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
3 101 (6.47%) Algorithms
4 63 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.27%) Virtual Team
6 44 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (2.63%) User Experience
8 38 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
9 27 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
10 26 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 24 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.28%) Robotics
13 19 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (0.96%) CMDB
14 15 (0.96%) Driving Licence
14 15 (0.96%) Verilog
14 15 (0.96%) VHDL
15 14 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 255 (16.34%) Windows
2 194 (12.43%) Linux
3 46 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 43 (2.75%) Unix
5 35 (2.24%) Android
6 25 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.32%) AIX
13 5 (0.32%) CentOS
13 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.26%) Solaris
14 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (34.27%) Computer Science
2 476 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (23.19%) Software Engineering
4 252 (16.14%) Mathematics
5 223 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 199 (12.75%) Project Management
7 194 (12.43%) Test Automation
8 183 (11.72%) Scrum
9 146 (9.35%) Machine Learning
10 129 (8.26%) Mentoring
11 125 (8.01%) Microservices
12 118 (7.56%) Analytics
12 118 (7.56%) Unit Testing
13 116 (7.43%) TDD
14 113 (7.24%) Artificial Intelligence
15 110 (7.05%) DevOps
16 108 (6.92%) MVC
17 107 (6.85%) Decision-Making
18 99 (6.34%) Web Development
19 94 (6.02%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 474 (30.37%) C#
2 445 (28.51%) SQL
3 348 (22.29%) JavaScript
4 278 (17.81%) Python
5 219 (14.03%) C++
6 216 (13.84%) Java
7 161 (10.31%) C
8 64 (4.10%) R
9 62 (3.97%) MATLAB
10 44 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 40 (2.56%) PHP
12 29 (1.86%) Scala
13 24 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.47%) TypeScript
15 14 (0.90%) Perl
16 13 (0.83%) Go
16 13 (0.83%) Groovy
16 13 (0.83%) Kotlin
17 12 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 341 (21.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 107 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 51 (3.27%) Master's Degree
6 46 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (2.24%) MCSE
7 35 (2.24%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (2.11%) CISSP
9 27 (1.73%) CISA
9 27 (1.73%) ISTQB
10 26 (1.67%) CISM
11 25 (1.60%) CCNA
11 25 (1.60%) ISEB
12 22 (1.41%) DBS Check
13 19 (1.22%) CCNP
13 19 (1.22%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.15%) PMP
15 15 (0.96%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.83%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.53%) QA
2 53 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.37%) GDPR
4 32 (2.05%) PMO
5 20 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 17 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.77%) GAAP
9 10 (0.64%) SLA
10 9 (0.58%) NIST
11 8 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.38%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.32%) ISO 13485
13 5 (0.32%) NCSC
14 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
15 3 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (9.35%) Docker
2 81 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 63 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (2.82%) Firmware
5 43 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.77%) vSphere
7 9 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.51%) KVM
9 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.19%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.064%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.67%) Ansible
2 26 (1.67%) Puppet
3 15 (0.96%) SCCM
4 13 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
5 9 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.38%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.38%) Salt
8 6 (0.38%) Terraform
9 5 (0.32%) Amdocs OSS
9 5 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.26%) Icinga
10 4 (0.26%) Kibana
10 4 (0.26%) Observium
10 4 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 264 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.41%) VMware
3 74 (4.74%) Oracle
4 62 (3.97%) SAP
5 55 (3.52%) Cisco
6 44 (2.82%) HP
7 42 (2.69%) Google
8 32 (2.05%) Tableau
9 29 (1.86%) Cadence
9 29 (1.86%) Citrix
9 29 (1.86%) Teradata
10 27 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.54%) Remedy
12 23 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.28%) Alteryx
13 20 (1.28%) Automation Anywhere
13 20 (1.28%) Blue Prism
13 20 (1.28%) UiPath
14 17 (1.09%) Adobe
15 14 (0.90%) BMC