Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,857 4,199 5,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.41% 13.62% 14.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.26% 50.43% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,973 3,524 4,351
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 7,830 8,327 10,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.23% 27.01% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6,010 6,763 8,765
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,950 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 1,550 £45,000 +5.88% 322
Hampshire +4 1,024 £44,500 +4.71% 178
Berkshire +3 915 £45,000 +3.93% 128
Surrey -1 617 £45,000 - 110
Oxfordshire -8 391 £47,500 +11.76% 130
West Sussex +4 352 £45,000 +3.45% 44
Buckinghamshire +1 238 £40,000 +6.67% 65
East Sussex -10 182 £45,000 - 51
Kent +1 96 £35,000 +27.27% 41
Middlesex -1 11 £45,000 -21.40% 3
Sussex +3 8 £95,000 +90.00% 1
Isle of Wight -1 5 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Home Counties - 4 £35,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,389 (36.01%) Computer Science
2 1,299 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
3 896 (23.23%) SQL
4 852 (22.09%) Java
5 800 (20.74%) JavaScript
6 767 (19.89%) C#
7 756 (19.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 718 (18.62%) Software Engineering
9 688 (17.84%) Microsoft
10 638 (16.54%) Finance
11 623 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
12 609 (15.79%) .NET
13 596 (15.45%) HTML
14 580 (15.04%) Linux
15 565 (14.65%) C++
16 548 (14.21%) SQL Server
17 530 (13.74%) Mathematics
18 505 (13.09%) Python
19 465 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
20 449 (11.64%) Windows
21 440 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
22 434 (11.25%) Project Management
23 425 (11.02%) Scrum
24 406 (10.53%) CSS
25 342 (8.87%) Test Automation
26 340 (8.82%) C
27 338 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
28 337 (8.74%) Git (software)
29 334 (8.66%) ITIL
30 327 (8.48%) Amazon AWS

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
1 114 (2.96%) Apache
2 91 (2.36%) IIS
3 75 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.81%) Confluence
5 50 (1.30%) SAS
6 46 (1.19%) Tomcat
7 45 (1.17%) CMS
8 42 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 39 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (0.88%) JBoss
11 29 (0.75%) MS Exchange
12 27 (0.70%) WordPress
13 25 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.31%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.29%) nginx
18 11 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 234 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 51 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.34%) Simulink
9 10 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.23%) RoboHelp
11 7 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
12 6 (0.16%) SPSS
13 4 (0.10%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.078%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.078%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.052%) Autodesk Inventor
15 2 (0.052%) InVision
15 2 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
16 1 (0.026%) EPLAN
16 1 (0.026%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 44 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 8 (0.21%) SAP Bank Analyzer
4 8 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 8 (0.21%) SAP FS
4 8 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.16%) Magento
6 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.13%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.10%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 440 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 327 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (3.09%) SaaS
4 80 (2.07%) Office 365
5 70 (1.81%) PaaS
6 68 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 65 (1.69%) IaaS
8 54 (1.40%) GitHub
9 24 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.29%) Akamai
14 11 (0.29%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.29%) Serverless
14 11 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.67%) Firewall
2 91 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 88 (2.28%) Wireless
4 84 (2.18%) WAN
5 82 (2.13%) LAN
6 78 (2.02%) Internet
7 54 (1.40%) DNS
8 43 (1.11%) Network Security
8 43 (1.11%) VPN
9 38 (0.99%) DHCP
10 34 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (0.73%) NFC
11 28 (0.73%) Unified Communications
12 26 (0.67%) Bluetooth
12 26 (0.67%) VoIP
13 24 (0.62%) Ethernet
13 24 (0.62%) SAN
14 22 (0.57%) MPLS
15 21 (0.54%) Skype
16 19 (0.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 207 (5.37%) Big Data
3 175 (4.54%) Relational Database
4 151 (3.91%) MySQL
5 120 (3.11%) Power BI
6 116 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 100 (2.59%) Hadoop
8 87 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
11 70 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 69 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 59 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 58 (1.50%) SAP BW
15 57 (1.48%) Apache Hive
16 54 (1.40%) MongoDB
17 48 (1.24%) SAP HANA
18 41 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
19 39 (1.01%) Text Mining
20 38 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 337 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 213 (5.52%) JIRA
3 178 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 141 (3.66%) Selenium
5 124 (3.21%) Visual Studio
6 109 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (2.70%) Subversion
8 87 (2.26%) Maven
9 59 (1.53%) JUnit
10 51 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 49 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 39 (1.01%) NUnit
13 34 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 34 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 29 (0.75%) SoapUI
15 27 (0.70%) JMeter
15 27 (0.70%) LabVIEW
15 27 (0.70%) TeamCity
16 25 (0.65%) Ant
17 24 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 638 (16.54%) Finance
2 289 (7.49%) Marketing
3 255 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 214 (5.55%) Electronics
5 212 (5.50%) Retail
6 129 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 87 (2.26%) Games
8 83 (2.15%) Aerospace
9 76 (1.97%) Banking
10 62 (1.61%) Automotive
11 60 (1.56%) French Language
12 53 (1.37%) German Language
13 51 (1.32%) Military
14 40 (1.04%) Legal
15 28 (0.73%) Retail Banking
16 25 (0.65%) Multimedia
17 24 (0.62%) Spanish Language
18 23 (0.60%) Advertising
19 21 (0.54%) Financial Institution
20 20 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,132 (29.35%) Developer
2 443 (11.49%) Graduate
3 419 (10.86%) Analyst
4 352 (9.13%) Software Engineer
5 277 (7.18%) Software Developer
6 250 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 250 (6.48%) Junior
7 234 (6.07%) Senior Developer
8 205 (5.32%) Graduate Developer
9 202 (5.24%) .NET Developer
10 195 (5.06%) Consultant
11 179 (4.64%) Architect
12 146 (3.79%) C# Developer
13 126 (3.27%) Project Manager
14 118 (3.06%) Junior Developer
15 111 (2.88%) IT Manager
16 106 (2.75%) Business Analyst
17 94 (2.44%) Test Analyst
18 87 (2.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 84 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (15.79%) .NET
2 596 (15.45%) HTML
3 406 (10.53%) CSS
4 324 (8.40%) AngularJS
5 306 (7.93%) Web Services
6 269 (6.97%) ASP.NET
7 186 (4.82%) XML
8 175 (4.54%) HTML5
9 164 (4.25%) Spring
10 157 (4.07%) jQuery
11 137 (3.55%) .NET Framework
12 133 (3.45%) Node.js
13 118 (3.06%) REST
14 117 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 117 (3.03%) WPF
15 110 (2.85%) RESTful
16 107 (2.77%) CSS3
17 100 (2.59%) Hibernate
18 98 (2.54%) React
19 94 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,389 (36.01%) Computer Science
2 465 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
3 338 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
4 189 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 186 (4.82%) User Experience
6 179 (4.64%) Algorithms
7 98 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 79 (2.05%) Fintech
10 73 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 63 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 55 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 52 (1.35%) FMCG
14 50 (1.30%) PMI
15 44 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 36 (0.93%) Social Network
17 35 (0.91%) Public Cloud
18 33 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
18 33 (0.86%) NHS
19 31 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 580 (15.04%) Linux
2 449 (11.64%) Windows
3 169 (4.38%) Unix
4 113 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 113 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 83 (2.15%) Android
6 40 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.93%) CentOS
9 35 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
11 27 (0.70%) Debian
12 19 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 16 (0.41%) Solaris
15 15 (0.39%) VMS
15 15 (0.39%) VxWorks
16 14 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,299 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 718 (18.62%) Software Engineering
3 623 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
4 530 (13.74%) Mathematics
5 434 (11.25%) Project Management
6 425 (11.02%) Scrum
7 342 (8.87%) Test Automation
8 334 (8.66%) ITIL
9 323 (8.37%) Analytics
10 297 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
11 276 (7.16%) OO
12 275 (7.13%) SDLC
13 267 (6.92%) TDD
14 261 (6.77%) MVC
15 252 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
16 245 (6.35%) Mentoring
17 218 (5.65%) Decision-Making
18 209 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 208 (5.39%) DevOps
20 198 (5.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 896 (23.23%) SQL
2 852 (22.09%) Java
3 800 (20.74%) JavaScript
4 767 (19.89%) C#
5 565 (14.65%) C++
6 505 (13.09%) Python
7 340 (8.82%) C
8 140 (3.63%) PHP
9 119 (3.09%) T-SQL
10 91 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 81 (2.10%) R
12 73 (1.89%) Ruby
13 67 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 60 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 53 (1.37%) Go
15 53 (1.37%) Perl
16 45 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 44 (1.14%) Java 8
18 40 (1.04%) MATLAB
19 39 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 756 (19.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 222 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 124 (3.21%) Master's Degree
4 106 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 105 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 89 (2.31%) CISSP
7 87 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
8 83 (2.15%) PMI Certification
9 81 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 77 (2.00%) MCSE
11 62 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 60 (1.56%) CISM
13 59 (1.53%) HND
14 46 (1.19%) CCNA
14 46 (1.19%) PMP
15 44 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (0.99%) PhD
17 37 (0.96%) HNC
17 37 (0.96%) ISTQB
18 32 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.17%) QA
2 81 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (1.87%) SLA
4 46 (1.19%) PMO
5 42 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 36 (0.93%) GDPR
7 32 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 19 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.34%) DICOM
12 10 (0.26%) DO-254
12 10 (0.26%) IFRS
13 9 (0.23%) JTAG
14 8 (0.21%) GAMP
14 8 (0.21%) MISRA
14 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.13%) COBIT
15 5 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 152 (3.94%) Docker
2 120 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 104 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (1.27%) Firmware
5 28 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.49%) HDFS
9 13 (0.34%) Apache Flume
9 13 (0.34%) LXC
10 10 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.23%) XenServer
12 8 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.18%) Samba
13 7 (0.18%) vSphere
14 6 (0.16%) KVM
14 6 (0.16%) Varnish
15 4 (0.10%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (2.20%) Ansible
2 83 (2.15%) Puppet
3 67 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 45 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 44 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.86%) Terraform
7 27 (0.70%) SCCM
8 20 (0.52%) Nagios
9 19 (0.49%) Kibana
10 16 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (0.34%) Packer
12 9 (0.23%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.23%) SCOM
13 8 (0.21%) CSIRT
13 8 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 8 (0.21%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.18%) Salt
15 6 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 688 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 293 (7.60%) Oracle
3 242 (6.27%) SAP
4 145 (3.76%) VMware
5 136 (3.53%) Tableau
6 91 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
7 73 (1.89%) Google
8 71 (1.84%) Cisco
9 67 (1.74%) Citrix
10 52 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 48 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 47 (1.22%) IBM
13 33 (0.86%) ServiceNow
13 33 (0.86%) TIBCO
14 30 (0.78%) Hyperion
15 29 (0.75%) Xamarin
16 27 (0.70%) Adobe
16 27 (0.70%) HP
17 18 (0.47%) TOWER Software
18 17 (0.44%) Cognos