Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 969 3,393 3,826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.06% 13.75% 13.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.23% 50.57% 49.37%
Number of salaries quoted 832 2,700 3,028
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 2,191 6,709 7,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.00% 27.18% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 4,986 5,950
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,269 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -9 367 £55,000 +22.22% 163
Hampshire -6 216 £42,500 -5.56% 74
Berkshire -6 204 £57,500 +4.55% 61
Surrey -1 175 £55,000 +10.00% 46
West Sussex -9 115 £51,000 +7.37% 12
Oxfordshire -10 102 £50,000 +25.00% 67
Buckinghamshire -3 66 £54,250 +14.21% 35
East Sussex 0 60 £33,500 -16.25% 15
Kent -18 14 £37,500 +9.63% 18
Middlesex +4 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 358 (36.95%) Computer Science
2 330 (34.06%) C#
3 304 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 263 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 245 (25.28%) SQL
6 244 (25.18%) .NET
7 237 (24.46%) Software Engineering
8 222 (22.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 192 (19.81%) Microsoft
10 189 (19.50%) HTML
11 173 (17.85%) Azure
12 157 (16.20%) CSS
13 154 (15.89%) Mathematics
14 146 (15.07%) SQL Server
15 140 (14.45%) TDD
16 138 (14.24%) Docker
16 138 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
17 131 (13.52%) Linux
18 130 (13.42%) Java
19 128 (13.21%) Finance
20 127 (13.11%) Microservices
20 127 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
21 124 (12.80%) Python
22 123 (12.69%) .NET Core
23 121 (12.49%) Scrum
23 121 (12.49%) Test Automation
24 116 (11.97%) React
25 114 (11.76%) C++
26 112 (11.56%) Project Management
27 108 (11.15%) Windows

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 23 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.27%) Confluence
3 18 (1.86%) CMS
4 16 (1.65%) Apache
5 12 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.03%) IIS
7 9 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.52%) Liferay
9 5 (0.52%) WordPress
10 4 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.41%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.41%) Tornado
11 3 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.21%) SAS
13 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Fusion 360
7 3 (0.31%) InVision
7 3 (0.31%) Sketch
8 2 (0.21%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.10%) Simulink
9 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 11 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.41%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.31%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Shopify
5 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 173 (17.85%) Azure
2 63 (6.50%) SaaS
3 52 (5.37%) AWS
4 32 (3.30%) Power Platform
5 29 (2.99%) PaaS
6 28 (2.89%) GCP
7 27 (2.79%) Office 365
8 23 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (2.27%) IaaS
10 12 (1.24%) GitHub
10 12 (1.24%) Serverless
10 12 (1.24%) Veeva
11 11 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.72%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.62%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.62%) Stackdriver
15 5 (0.52%) Google Play
16 4 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 4 (0.41%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.10%) Wireless
2 25 (2.58%) DNS
2 25 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.27%) Firewall
4 21 (2.17%) 4G
5 18 (1.86%) VPN
6 16 (1.65%) SSL
7 15 (1.55%) 5G
8 14 (1.44%) H.323
9 11 (1.14%) Internet
9 11 (1.14%) Network Security
9 11 (1.14%) VoIP
10 10 (1.03%) DHCP
11 9 (0.93%) Bluetooth
11 9 (0.93%) WAN
12 8 (0.83%) Skype
13 6 (0.62%) 2G
13 6 (0.62%) 3G
13 6 (0.62%) HTTP
14 5 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.30%) MongoDB
5 29 (2.99%) Power BI
6 27 (2.79%) Big Data
6 27 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.37%) MySQL
8 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.24%) Tableau
11 8 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.62%) DB2
12 6 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.52%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.52%) QlikView
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 81 (8.36%) Selenium
3 45 (4.64%) JIRA
4 24 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.44%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.62%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.62%) Gradle
9 6 (0.62%) JUnit
9 6 (0.62%) TestRail
10 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.52%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.52%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.52%) Maven
11 4 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.41%) webpack
11 4 (0.41%) WinAutomation
12 3 (0.31%) Appium
General
1 128 (13.21%) Finance
2 83 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 69 (7.12%) Electronics
4 52 (5.37%) Manufacturing
4 52 (5.37%) Marketing
5 23 (2.37%) Retail
6 22 (2.27%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.03%) Games
7 10 (1.03%) Legal
8 8 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.72%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Billing
10 6 (0.62%) French Language
10 6 (0.62%) Korean Language
10 6 (0.62%) Law
10 6 (0.62%) Military
11 5 (0.52%) Back Office
11 5 (0.52%) Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 278 (28.69%) Developer
2 139 (14.34%) Software Engineer
3 98 (10.11%) Software Developer
4 87 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 74 (7.64%) Architect
6 70 (7.22%) Graduate
6 70 (7.22%) Junior
7 65 (6.71%) Consultant
8 59 (6.09%) Analyst
9 58 (5.99%) C# Developer
10 45 (4.64%) Senior Developer
11 43 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (4.02%) Junior Developer
13 35 (3.61%) Graduate Developer
14 34 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
15 31 (3.20%) Embedded Engineer
16 30 (3.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 30 (3.10%) Test Engineer
17 27 (2.79%) .NET Software Developer
17 27 (2.79%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (25.18%) .NET
2 189 (19.50%) HTML
3 157 (16.20%) CSS
4 123 (12.69%) .NET Core
5 116 (11.97%) React
6 85 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 84 (8.67%) AngularJS
8 74 (7.64%) Vue.js
9 54 (5.57%) Node.js
10 52 (5.37%) ASP.NET
10 52 (5.37%) REST
11 43 (4.44%) jQuery
12 39 (4.02%) Web Services
13 35 (3.61%) HTML5
14 32 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 28 (2.89%) Entity Framework
16 28 (2.89%) NHibernate
17 27 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 27 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 138 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (5.16%) Algorithms
4 49 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 43 (4.44%) User Experience
6 31 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (3.20%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 20 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.14%) CMDB
13 10 (1.03%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.03%) PMI
14 8 (0.83%) AS400
14 8 (0.83%) Device Driver
15 7 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 7 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 131 (13.52%) Linux
2 108 (11.15%) Windows
3 30 (3.10%) Android
4 24 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.93%) Unix
8 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.31%) Solaris
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) MVS
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (36.95%) Computer Science
2 304 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (24.46%) Software Engineering
4 154 (15.89%) Mathematics
5 140 (14.45%) TDD
6 127 (13.11%) Microservices
6 127 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
7 121 (12.49%) Scrum
7 121 (12.49%) Test Automation
8 112 (11.56%) Project Management
9 106 (10.94%) DevOps
10 92 (9.49%) Mentoring
11 74 (7.64%) Machine Learning
11 74 (7.64%) OO
12 68 (7.02%) ITIL
13 64 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (6.40%) Artificial Intelligence
14 62 (6.40%) Physics
15 59 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (5.68%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 330 (34.06%) C#
2 263 (27.14%) JavaScript
3 245 (25.28%) SQL
4 130 (13.42%) Java
5 124 (12.80%) Python
6 114 (11.76%) C++
7 80 (8.26%) C
8 27 (2.79%) Go
9 19 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.86%) Scala
11 17 (1.75%) PHP
12 15 (1.55%) MATLAB
12 15 (1.55%) R
13 14 (1.44%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.03%) Embedded C
14 10 (1.03%) ES6
15 9 (0.93%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.83%) VB
17 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 222 (22.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 72 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (4.33%) Master's Degree
5 34 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (3.30%) CCNA
7 29 (2.99%) MCSE
8 28 (2.89%) SC Cleared
9 23 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
10 20 (2.06%) ISTQB
11 19 (1.96%) PhD
12 17 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.34%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.34%) ISEB
13 13 (1.34%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.03%) CISSP
14 10 (1.03%) VCP6
15 9 (0.93%) HND
15 9 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.60%) QA
2 22 (2.27%) SLA
3 18 (1.86%) ISO 9001
4 16 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.14%) ISO 13485
6 10 (1.03%) PMO
7 7 (0.72%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.52%) GDPR
10 4 (0.41%) COBIT
11 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.31%) NIST
12 2 (0.21%) DICOM
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.10%) GMP
13 1 (0.10%) NCSC
13 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.10%) RMADS
13 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 138 (14.24%) Docker
2 46 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.33%) Active Directory
4 28 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.58%) Firmware
6 10 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.93%) KVM
8 6 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.52%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.52%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.31%) vSphere
12 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 95 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.86%) Ansible
2 18 (1.86%) SCCM
3 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (1.34%) Terraform
5 11 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
5 11 (1.14%) Puppet
6 6 (0.62%) Grafana
6 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.10%) Kibana
10 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.10%) Oozie
10 1 (0.10%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 192 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.91%) VMware
3 56 (5.78%) SAP
4 37 (3.82%) Google
5 23 (2.37%) Oracle
6 20 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.06%) ServiceNow
7 14 (1.44%) Cisco
8 13 (1.34%) Siebel
9 12 (1.24%) Splunk
10 11 (1.14%) BMC
10 11 (1.14%) HP
10 11 (1.14%) Remedy
11 8 (0.83%) Adobe
11 8 (0.83%) Apple
11 8 (0.83%) Cadence
11 8 (0.83%) Citrix
11 8 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.62%) hybris
12 6 (0.62%) IBM