Period
to 18 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 14 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,657 3,842 3,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.99% 12.80% 13.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.64% 48.71% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,666 3,215 3,405
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,606 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.51% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,125 £24,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 7,519 7,887 8,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.75% 26.28% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,470 6,248 6,677
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 18 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +8 1,407 £45,000 +5.88% 105
Hampshire +4 1,105 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Berkshire +6 791 £47,500 +5.56% 49
Surrey +1 537 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Oxfordshire +11 358 £44,735 -0.59% 36
West Sussex 0 294 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Buckinghamshire +1 252 £45,000 +26.08% 20
East Sussex +21 187 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Kent +12 100 £39,066 +11.62% 19
Middlesex -4 9 £55,000 - 2
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 1,429 (39.08%) Computer Science
2 1,267 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 867 (23.71%) C#
4 847 (23.16%) SQL
5 822 (22.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 755 (20.65%) .NET
7 729 (19.93%) Software Engineering
8 699 (19.11%) JavaScript
9 696 (19.03%) Microsoft
10 630 (17.23%) Mathematics
11 611 (16.71%) Finance
12 573 (15.67%) Java
13 536 (14.66%) C++
14 524 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
15 516 (14.11%) Python
16 515 (14.08%) SQL Server
17 507 (13.86%) Linux
18 503 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
19 499 (13.65%) HTML
20 459 (12.55%) Project Management
21 410 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 401 (10.97%) Windows
23 400 (10.94%) ITIL
24 398 (10.88%) C
25 353 (9.65%) CSS
26 347 (9.49%) Git (software)
27 337 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
28 335 (9.16%) Security Cleared
29 311 (8.50%) OO
30 303 (8.29%) 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 82 (2.24%) Apache
1 82 (2.24%) IIS
2 79 (2.16%) Confluence
3 66 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 60 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 51 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 43 (1.18%) SAS
7 36 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 30 (0.82%) nginx
10 26 (0.71%) CMS
10 26 (0.71%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.38%) WordPress
12 13 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.33%) ArcGIS
14 11 (0.30%) Documentum
14 11 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.25%) GeoServer
15 9 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 175 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.41%) Fireworks
7 14 (0.38%) Simulink
8 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.36%) Sketch
9 11 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.25%) SPSS
11 7 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
12 6 (0.16%) GNU Octave
12 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
14 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.082%) CINEMA 4D
16 2 (0.055%) Doxygen
16 2 (0.055%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
6 10 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
8 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.14%) HFM
10 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.14%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.11%) Magento
11 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.11%) SAP MM
12 3 (0.082%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.082%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 410 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 337 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (3.01%) SaaS
4 78 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 76 (2.08%) Office 365
6 58 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.23%) Power Platform
8 43 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.46%) Heroku
11 15 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.41%) GitHub
11 15 (0.41%) PaaS
12 14 (0.38%) IaaS
13 12 (0.33%) Serverless
14 11 (0.30%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.27%) Cloudflare
15 10 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (4.51%) Firewall
2 101 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 93 (2.54%) VPN
4 90 (2.46%) WAN
5 82 (2.24%) DNS
6 79 (2.16%) LAN
6 79 (2.16%) Network Security
7 63 (1.72%) VoIP
8 62 (1.70%) DHCP
9 53 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
10 52 (1.42%) Wireless
11 48 (1.31%) Internet
12 36 (0.98%) Skype
13 33 (0.90%) MPLS
14 31 (0.85%) SSL
15 28 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (0.74%) NFC
17 26 (0.71%) Ethernet
18 25 (0.68%) BGP
18 25 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 145 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 144 (3.94%) Big Data
4 106 (2.90%) MySQL
5 104 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 97 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 82 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
8 76 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 62 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 52 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 50 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 44 (1.20%) Power BI
13 40 (1.09%) Blockchain
14 39 (1.07%) Redis
15 36 (0.98%) DB2
15 36 (0.98%) GIS
16 34 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 31 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
17 31 (0.85%) Oracle Database
18 29 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 347 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 215 (5.88%) JIRA
3 167 (4.57%) Jenkins
4 123 (3.36%) Selenium
5 106 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 73 (2.00%) Subversion
7 71 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (1.39%) Bitbucket
9 50 (1.37%) Maven
10 45 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 38 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 36 (0.98%) SpecFlow
12 36 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
13 31 (0.85%) JUnit
14 27 (0.74%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.66%) Eclipse
16 23 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
17 19 (0.52%) MSI
17 19 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 19 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 611 (16.71%) Finance
2 234 (6.40%) Marketing
3 217 (5.93%) Electronics
4 179 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 137 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 124 (3.39%) Retail
7 107 (2.93%) Banking
8 97 (2.65%) Legal
9 78 (2.13%) Aerospace
10 64 (1.75%) Military
11 49 (1.34%) Law
12 42 (1.15%) Games
12 42 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 37 (1.01%) German Language
14 26 (0.71%) Back Office
14 26 (0.71%) Italian Language
14 26 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.57%) Local Government
16 18 (0.49%) Advertising
17 16 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 952 (26.03%) Developer
2 415 (11.35%) Software Engineer
3 410 (11.21%) Analyst
4 341 (9.32%) Graduate
5 296 (8.09%) Junior
6 280 (7.66%) Software Developer
7 268 (7.33%) .NET Developer
8 218 (5.96%) Architect
9 195 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 188 (5.14%) C# Developer
11 187 (5.11%) Junior Developer
12 184 (5.03%) Consultant
13 167 (4.57%) Senior Developer
14 158 (4.32%) Graduate Developer
15 141 (3.86%) Project Manager
16 127 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
17 111 (3.04%) Business Analyst
18 100 (2.73%) Support Engineer
19 92 (2.52%) Test Engineer
20 86 (2.35%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 755 (20.65%) .NET
2 499 (13.65%) HTML
3 353 (9.65%) CSS
4 266 (7.27%) Web Services
5 255 (6.97%) ASP.NET
6 245 (6.70%) AngularJS
7 184 (5.03%) XML
8 160 (4.38%) REST
9 158 (4.32%) Spring
10 152 (4.16%) HTML5
11 144 (3.94%) .NET Framework
12 139 (3.80%) jQuery
13 120 (3.28%) React
14 117 (3.20%) RESTful
15 107 (2.93%) Node.js
16 105 (2.87%) SOAP
17 94 (2.57%) WCF
18 90 (2.46%) WPF
19 77 (2.11%) CSS3
20 74 (2.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 503 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 299 (8.18%) Self-Motivation
3 273 (7.47%) Management Information System
4 145 (3.96%) User Experience
5 142 (3.88%) Algorithms
6 96 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 92 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 53 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 52 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 51 (1.39%) CESG
10 51 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 47 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 44 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 40 (1.09%) Robotics
14 35 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
15 33 (0.90%) NHS
16 31 (0.85%) Device Driver
16 31 (0.85%) PKI
17 28 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 27 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 507 (13.86%) Linux
2 401 (10.97%) Windows
3 179 (4.89%) Android
4 138 (3.77%) Unix
5 120 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 116 (3.17%) Windows Server
7 56 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 43 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (0.90%) CentOS
10 31 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 30 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.49%) AIX
14 18 (0.49%) Debian
15 16 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (0.38%) Solaris
17 13 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
18 9 (0.25%) VMS
19 7 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,429 (39.08%) Computer Science
2 1,267 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 729 (19.93%) Software Engineering
4 630 (17.23%) Mathematics
5 524 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
6 459 (12.55%) Project Management
7 400 (10.94%) ITIL
8 311 (8.50%) OO
9 303 (8.29%) Scrum
10 285 (7.79%) Test Automation
11 265 (7.25%) Analytics
12 235 (6.43%) Mentoring
13 234 (6.40%) MVC
13 234 (6.40%) SDLC
14 231 (6.32%) DevOps
15 225 (6.15%) PRINCE2
16 215 (5.88%) Information Security
17 203 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
17 203 (5.55%) Physics
18 194 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 867 (23.71%) C#
2 847 (23.16%) SQL
3 699 (19.11%) JavaScript
4 573 (15.67%) Java
5 536 (14.66%) C++
6 516 (14.11%) Python
7 398 (10.88%) C
8 126 (3.45%) PHP
9 104 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 98 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 85 (2.32%) Scala
12 72 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 61 (1.67%) R
14 48 (1.31%) Go
14 48 (1.31%) Ruby
15 46 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 42 (1.15%) MATLAB
16 42 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 37 (1.01%) TypeScript
18 32 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 822 (22.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 335 (9.16%) Security Cleared
3 203 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 146 (3.99%) Master's Degree
5 130 (3.55%) Numerate Degree
6 123 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 113 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 105 (2.87%) CISSP
9 92 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
10 79 (2.16%) CISM
11 70 (1.91%) MCSE
12 67 (1.83%) ISTQB
13 66 (1.80%) PMI Certification
14 62 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 51 (1.39%) CISA
16 49 (1.34%) PMP
17 48 (1.31%) ISEB
18 46 (1.26%) PhD
19 45 (1.23%) HND
20 43 (1.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (5.22%) QA
2 110 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.78%) NIST
4 60 (1.64%) SLA
5 57 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 57 (1.56%) GDPR
6 56 (1.53%) PMO
7 40 (1.09%) ISO 9001
8 39 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 32 (0.88%) PCI DSS
10 29 (0.79%) NCSC
11 28 (0.77%) COBIT
12 25 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 14 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
13 14 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.27%) GAMP
14 10 (0.27%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.25%) P3O
16 7 (0.19%) ISO 31000
16 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 162 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 161 (4.40%) Docker
3 107 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (1.53%) Firmware
5 48 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.27%) iptables
10 8 (0.22%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.22%) Xen
11 6 (0.16%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.14%) GlusterFS
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.14%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.11%) Snort
13 4 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 65 (1.78%) Ansible
3 54 (1.48%) Puppet
4 45 (1.23%) Terraform
5 43 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 34 (0.93%) SCCM
7 28 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (0.68%) Nessus
9 24 (0.66%) SCOM
10 19 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
11 17 (0.46%) CSIRT
12 15 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
12 15 (0.41%) Nagios
12 15 (0.41%) QRadar
13 14 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.36%) IBM Guardium
14 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (0.36%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.33%) Mesos
16 11 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 696 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 193 (5.28%) Oracle
3 159 (4.35%) VMware
4 154 (4.21%) SAP
5 148 (4.05%) Cisco
6 94 (2.57%) Google
7 82 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 48 (1.31%) HP
10 45 (1.23%) IBM
11 44 (1.20%) Citrix
12 42 (1.15%) EMC
13 41 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 36 (0.98%) Dell
14 36 (0.98%) Hyperion
15 34 (0.93%) Informatica
16 33 (0.90%) CheckPoint
16 33 (0.90%) NetApp
16 33 (0.90%) Red Hat
17 31 (0.85%) Splunk