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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 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,407 1,633 2,105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.10% 12.29% 12.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.53% 51.56% 47.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 1,089 1,628
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,280 £40,000 £35,346
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,845 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%

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 6,135 3,167 4,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.79% 23.84% 25.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,884 2,124 3,326
10th Percentile £29,567 £29,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,390 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +5 1,221 £50,845 -3.15% 150
Hampshire +1 791 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Surrey +9 719 £55,000 - 61
Berkshire -1 457 £52,500 -4.55% 65
Oxfordshire +13 405 £51,422 +14.27% 47
Buckinghamshire +19 378 £45,000 -1.10% 38
West Sussex +18 285 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Kent +29 243 £45,000 +38.46% 25
East Sussex 0 102 £38,954 -22.09% 10
Middlesex -12 16 - - 2
Isle of Wight - 14 £31,000 - 1
Home Counties - 10 £75,000 -
Sussex +10 6 £68,625 +52.50% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 1,301 (38.19%) Agile
2 1,232 (36.16%) Computer Science
3 1,122 (32.93%) Social Skills
4 1,026 (30.11%) Software Engineering
5 878 (25.77%) Finance
6 725 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
7 699 (20.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 678 (19.90%) C
9 645 (18.93%) C++
10 608 (17.85%) Linux
11 597 (17.52%) Software Testing
12 562 (16.50%) C#
13 545 (16.00%) JavaScript
14 527 (15.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 516 (15.15%) AWS
16 511 (15.00%) Azure
17 505 (14.82%) SQL
18 489 (14.35%) Marketing
19 483 (14.18%) Python
20 462 (13.56%) Project Management
21 458 (13.44%) Microsoft
22 448 (13.15%) Analytics
23 444 (13.03%) HTML
24 423 (12.42%) Decision-Making
25 409 (12.00%) Mathematics
26 405 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
27 401 (11.77%) CSS
28 381 (11.18%) Java
29 377 (11.07%) Git (software)
30 363 (10.65%) DevOps

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 75 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (1.20%) WordPress
4 39 (1.14%) CMS
5 31 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 26 (0.76%) Confluence
7 24 (0.70%) Apache
8 14 (0.41%) GemFire
9 13 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.35%) Drupal
10 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.32%) IIS
12 10 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.18%) Mule
16 6 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 214 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 130 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 23 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
7 21 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
8 17 (0.50%) SPSS
9 16 (0.47%) Sketch
10 15 (0.44%) Simulink
11 14 (0.41%) Zeplin
12 13 (0.38%) Adobe XD
13 12 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 11 (0.32%) MS Visio
15 10 (0.29%) Revit
16 9 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
16 9 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.26%) InDesign
17 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
17 7 (0.21%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 29 (0.85%) Magento
2 22 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.23%) Primavera
5 8 (0.23%) SAP PM
6 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.15%) Workfront
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.12%) SAP IBP
10 3 (0.088%) SAP MDG
10 3 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.088%) Workday HCM
11 2 (0.059%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 516 (15.15%) AWS
2 511 (15.00%) Azure
3 231 (6.78%) Power Platform
4 194 (5.69%) SaaS
5 159 (4.67%) GCP
6 152 (4.46%) Serverless
7 121 (3.55%) Microsoft 365
8 119 (3.49%) GitHub
9 60 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
10 54 (1.58%) PowerApps
11 51 (1.50%) Google Analytics
12 45 (1.32%) OpenShift
13 27 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
15 23 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.68%) Azure Monitor
16 22 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
17 21 (0.62%) IaaS
18 20 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
18 20 (0.59%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 313 (9.19%) TCP/IP
2 292 (8.57%) HTTP
3 70 (2.05%) Firewall
3 70 (2.05%) Wireless
4 52 (1.53%) WAN
5 42 (1.23%) DNS
6 41 (1.20%) Internet
7 36 (1.06%) LAN
8 35 (1.03%) DHCP
9 31 (0.91%) VPN
10 30 (0.88%) SD-WAN
11 28 (0.82%) BGP
11 28 (0.82%) OSPF
11 28 (0.82%) VoIP
12 24 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (0.65%) SAN
14 21 (0.62%) Network Security
15 18 (0.53%) IPsec
16 17 (0.50%) MQTT
17 16 (0.47%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 171 (5.02%) Power BI
3 128 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 122 (3.58%) NoSQL
5 92 (2.70%) MySQL
6 87 (2.55%) Big Data
7 67 (1.97%) Data Mining
7 67 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (1.53%) Tableau
10 48 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 35 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 34 (1.00%) GIS
13 33 (0.97%) Redis
14 28 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 27 (0.79%) HBase
16 26 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.65%) MariaDB
18 19 (0.56%) Hadoop
19 15 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 377 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 206 (6.05%) Jenkins
3 176 (5.17%) JIRA
4 90 (2.64%) Visual Studio
5 70 (2.05%) Selenium
6 52 (1.53%) SpecFlow
7 44 (1.29%) IDA Disassembler
8 42 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 41 (1.20%) Artifactory
10 36 (1.06%) NUnit
11 34 (1.00%) Eclipse
12 32 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
13 28 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
13 28 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 28 (0.82%) WebDriver
14 27 (0.79%) Bitbucket
15 25 (0.73%) Cypress.io
16 22 (0.65%) CMake
16 22 (0.65%) GitLab
17 20 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 1,122 (32.93%) Social Skills
2 878 (25.77%) Finance
3 527 (15.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 489 (14.35%) Marketing
5 405 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
6 288 (8.45%) Electronics
7 248 (7.28%) Law
8 204 (5.99%) Legal
9 160 (4.70%) Manufacturing
10 155 (4.55%) Influencing Skills
11 144 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
12 143 (4.20%) Banking
13 142 (4.17%) Aviation
14 106 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 98 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
16 93 (2.73%) Telecoms
17 85 (2.49%) Retail
18 67 (1.97%) Public Sector
19 64 (1.88%) Advertising
20 63 (1.85%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 732 (21.49%) Software Engineer
2 495 (14.53%) Developer
3 350 (10.27%) Embedded Engineer
4 336 (9.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 292 (8.57%) Analyst
6 288 (8.45%) Graduate
7 274 (8.04%) Junior
8 157 (4.61%) Junior Software Engineer
9 151 (4.43%) Trainee
10 143 (4.20%) Software Developer
11 141 (4.14%) Junior Embedded Engineer
12 133 (3.90%) Architect
13 110 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
14 107 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 93 (2.73%) Senior Manager
16 92 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
17 91 (2.67%) Senior Developer
18 82 (2.41%) .NET Developer
19 74 (2.17%) Applications Engineer
19 74 (2.17%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (13.03%) HTML
2 401 (11.77%) CSS
3 289 (8.48%) .NET
4 273 (8.01%) React
5 271 (7.95%) Protocol Buffers
6 188 (5.52%) AngularJS
7 150 (4.40%) HTML5
8 136 (3.99%) JSON
9 131 (3.85%) REST
10 114 (3.35%) Web Services
11 109 (3.20%) Node.js
12 108 (3.17%) ASP.NET
13 107 (3.14%) WPF
14 102 (2.99%) Kafka
15 101 (2.96%) .NET Framework
16 93 (2.73%) CSS3
17 92 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
18 85 (2.49%) XML
19 84 (2.47%) .NET Core
20 80 (2.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 267 (7.84%) User Experience
2 217 (6.37%) Algorithms
3 212 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
4 197 (5.78%) Driving Licence
5 181 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 97 (2.85%) Data Structures
7 95 (2.79%) NHS
8 93 (2.73%) Virtual Team
9 72 (2.11%) Social Media
10 71 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
11 62 (1.82%) Blog
12 59 (1.73%) Robotics
13 58 (1.70%) IoT
14 51 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
14 51 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
15 48 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 45 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
17 43 (1.26%) Biotechnology
18 42 (1.23%) PMI
19 39 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 608 (17.85%) Linux
2 311 (9.13%) Windows
3 86 (2.52%) Android
4 84 (2.47%) Unix
5 83 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
8 41 (1.20%) VMS
9 26 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.68%) Debian
11 21 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.29%) CentOS
13 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
17 4 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,301 (38.19%) Agile
2 1,232 (36.16%) Computer Science
3 1,026 (30.11%) Software Engineering
4 725 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
5 597 (17.52%) Software Testing
6 462 (13.56%) Project Management
7 448 (13.15%) Analytics
8 423 (12.42%) Decision-Making
9 409 (12.00%) Mathematics
10 363 (10.65%) CI/CD
10 363 (10.65%) DevOps
11 350 (10.27%) Unit Testing
12 347 (10.18%) Mentoring
13 344 (10.10%) Risk Management
14 320 (9.39%) Project Planning
15 307 (9.01%) Functional Testing
16 293 (8.60%) Signal Processing
17 288 (8.45%) Test Automation
18 271 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
18 271 (7.95%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 678 (19.90%) C
2 645 (18.93%) C++
3 562 (16.50%) C#
4 545 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 505 (14.82%) SQL
6 483 (14.18%) Python
7 381 (11.18%) Java
8 83 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 82 (2.41%) PHP
10 78 (2.29%) R
11 67 (1.97%) TypeScript
12 60 (1.76%) PowerShell
13 41 (1.20%) Go
14 40 (1.17%) Kotlin
15 38 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 35 (1.03%) MATLAB
16 35 (1.03%) VB.NET
17 32 (0.94%) Embedded C
17 32 (0.94%) Perl
18 31 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 699 (20.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 146 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 138 (4.05%) Master's Degree
4 92 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 89 (2.61%) PMI Certification
6 76 (2.23%) Numerate Degree
7 67 (1.97%) PMP
8 61 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 48 (1.41%) DBS Check
11 47 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (1.32%) HNC
12 45 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
13 42 (1.23%) CISSP
13 42 (1.23%) HND
13 42 (1.23%) ISEB
14 32 (0.94%) PhD
15 31 (0.91%) CCNA
16 30 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
17 27 (0.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (5.49%) QA
2 92 (2.70%) Accessibility
3 59 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 47 (1.38%) GDPR
6 41 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 36 (1.06%) SLA
8 26 (0.76%) PMO
9 22 (0.65%) GRC
10 21 (0.62%) GxP
11 19 (0.56%) NIST
12 17 (0.50%) ISO 26262
12 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.47%) COBIT
14 15 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.38%) PCI DSS
16 11 (0.32%) NCSC
17 9 (0.26%) RMADS
18 8 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
18 8 (0.23%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 216 (6.34%) Docker
2 81 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.61%) Firmware
4 42 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.32%) HDFS
9 9 (0.26%) vSphere
10 7 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.059%) KVM
14 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.059%) pfSense
15 1 (0.029%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
15 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 117 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 70 (2.05%) Ansible
3 49 (1.44%) Terraform
4 28 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.65%) Grafana
5 22 (0.65%) vCenter Server
6 17 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.44%) Opsview
7 15 (0.44%) SCCM
8 14 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 12 (0.35%) Kibana
10 11 (0.32%) WSUS
11 8 (0.23%) Nexpose
11 8 (0.23%) Puppet
12 5 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
13 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
13 4 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 458 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 111 (3.26%) Google
3 109 (3.20%) Oracle
4 95 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (2.47%) SAP
6 82 (2.41%) VMware
7 72 (2.11%) Cisco
8 71 (2.08%) Apple
9 57 (1.67%) ANSYS
10 45 (1.32%) Adobe
11 43 (1.26%) Bloomberg
12 42 (1.23%) Sun
13 36 (1.06%) MuleSoft
14 32 (0.94%) NEC
15 27 (0.79%) QinetiQ
16 21 (0.62%) Red Hat
17 20 (0.59%) Palo Alto
17 20 (0.59%) Splunk
18 17 (0.50%) Databricks
18 17 (0.50%) New Relic