Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,790 3,965 5,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.00% 13.70% 14.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.82% 49.30% 46.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,957 3,405 4,599
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,345
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,608 8,043 11,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.10% 27.79% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,913 6,521 9,192
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,513
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 1,503 £45,000 +9.76% 283
Hampshire +6 1,036 £45,000 +5.88% 159
Berkshire +1 876 £45,000 - 110
Surrey -1 677 £45,000 - 131
Oxfordshire -12 352 £45,000 +25.00% 116
West Sussex +1 287 £40,000 - 47
Buckinghamshire +3 278 £40,000 +6.67% 58
East Sussex -26 133 £50,000 +13.64% 32
Kent +9 109 £35,000 +16.67% 40
Middlesex -4 14 £55,000 -3.93% 3
Isle of Wight -2 13 £30,000 +25.00% 5
Home Counties - 9 £35,000 -
Sussex -4 7 £95,000 +90.00% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,413 (37.28%) Computer Science
2 1,196 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 891 (23.51%) SQL
4 873 (23.03%) Java
5 825 (21.77%) JavaScript
6 783 (20.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 761 (20.08%) Software Engineering
8 739 (19.50%) C#
9 658 (17.36%) Microsoft
10 650 (17.15%) HTML
11 610 (16.09%) Finance
12 605 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
13 569 (15.01%) .NET
14 562 (14.83%) C++
15 553 (14.59%) Linux
16 531 (14.01%) SQL Server
17 509 (13.43%) Mathematics
18 488 (12.88%) Windows
19 483 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
20 460 (12.14%) Python
21 446 (11.77%) Project Management
22 444 (11.72%) CSS
23 384 (10.13%) C
24 366 (9.66%) ITIL
25 359 (9.47%) Scrum
26 341 (9.00%) AngularJS
27 334 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
28 332 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
29 313 (8.26%) TDD
30 301 (7.94%) Git (software)

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 90 (2.37%) IIS
2 86 (2.27%) Apache
3 69 (1.82%) Confluence
4 65 (1.72%) JBoss
5 64 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 49 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 42 (1.11%) CMS
7 42 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 39 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (0.84%) WordPress
10 31 (0.82%) SAS
11 28 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 27 (0.71%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.29%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.24%) ExpressionEngine
15 9 (0.24%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 245 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 192 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.32%) Simulink
10 9 (0.24%) RoboHelp
11 8 (0.21%) Mathematica
11 8 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.13%) SPSS
13 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.079%) HipChat
13 3 (0.079%) OrCAD
13 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.053%) Autodesk Inventor
15 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 38 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
7 4 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.079%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 3 (0.079%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 332 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (2.66%) SaaS
4 73 (1.93%) Office 365
5 64 (1.69%) PaaS
6 62 (1.64%) GitHub
6 62 (1.64%) IaaS
7 55 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.29%) Akamai
12 11 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
13 10 (0.26%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.72%) Internet
2 85 (2.24%) Firewall
3 83 (2.19%) Wireless
4 81 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 78 (2.06%) WAN
6 74 (1.95%) LAN
7 55 (1.45%) DNS
8 50 (1.32%) Network Security
9 40 (1.06%) VPN
10 39 (1.03%) DHCP
10 39 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (0.95%) SAN
12 29 (0.77%) Bluetooth
12 29 (0.77%) NFC
13 27 (0.71%) VLAN
14 23 (0.61%) Ethernet
15 22 (0.58%) WebEx
16 21 (0.55%) HTTP
16 21 (0.55%) VoIP
17 19 (0.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 171 (4.51%) Big Data
3 169 (4.46%) MySQL
4 168 (4.43%) Relational Database
5 101 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 95 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 82 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 76 (2.01%) Power BI
9 68 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 64 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 50 (1.32%) MongoDB
13 49 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 45 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (0.98%) Apache Hive
16 36 (0.95%) Blockchain
17 30 (0.79%) HBase
18 28 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 301 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 208 (5.49%) JIRA
3 180 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 157 (4.14%) Visual Studio
5 133 (3.51%) Selenium
6 99 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 95 (2.51%) Subversion
8 86 (2.27%) Maven
9 63 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 58 (1.53%) JUnit
11 42 (1.11%) NUnit
12 34 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 34 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 34 (0.90%) WebDriver
13 31 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 28 (0.74%) LabVIEW
15 26 (0.69%) SoapUI
15 26 (0.69%) TeamCity
16 23 (0.61%) Ant
17 22 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 610 (16.09%) Finance
2 260 (6.86%) Marketing
3 220 (5.80%) Electronics
4 216 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 164 (4.33%) Retail
6 107 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 82 (2.16%) Games
8 81 (2.14%) Banking
9 67 (1.77%) French Language
9 67 (1.77%) German Language
10 63 (1.66%) Automotive
11 52 (1.37%) Legal
12 51 (1.35%) Aerospace
13 45 (1.19%) Military
14 31 (0.82%) Spanish Language
15 28 (0.74%) Law
16 27 (0.71%) Publishing
17 25 (0.66%) Retail Banking
18 22 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,145 (30.21%) Developer
2 440 (11.61%) Graduate
3 436 (11.50%) Analyst
4 386 (10.18%) Software Engineer
5 292 (7.70%) Software Developer
6 270 (7.12%) Java Developer
7 245 (6.46%) Senior Developer
8 226 (5.96%) Junior
9 215 (5.67%) Consultant
10 196 (5.17%) Graduate Developer
11 193 (5.09%) .NET Developer
12 153 (4.04%) Architect
13 133 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 132 (3.48%) Business Analyst
15 128 (3.38%) IT Manager
16 109 (2.88%) Junior Developer
17 100 (2.64%) Test Analyst
18 99 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
18 99 (2.61%) Web Developer
19 95 (2.51%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (17.15%) HTML
2 569 (15.01%) .NET
3 444 (11.72%) CSS
4 341 (9.00%) AngularJS
5 299 (7.89%) Web Services
6 289 (7.63%) ASP.NET
7 200 (5.28%) jQuery
8 198 (5.22%) XML
9 183 (4.83%) Spring
10 182 (4.80%) HTML5
11 131 (3.46%) Node.js
12 124 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 123 (3.25%) REST
14 109 (2.88%) CSS3
14 109 (2.88%) React
15 107 (2.82%) RESTful
16 103 (2.72%) .NET Framework
17 100 (2.64%) Hibernate
18 96 (2.53%) Ajax
18 96 (2.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,413 (37.28%) Computer Science
2 483 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 334 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
4 210 (5.54%) Management Information System
5 149 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 148 (3.91%) User Experience
7 99 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 80 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
9 77 (2.03%) Data Centre
10 69 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 67 (1.77%) Fintech
12 57 (1.50%) Driving Licence
13 49 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 47 (1.24%) PMI
15 45 (1.19%) NHS
16 38 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 28 (0.74%) Device Driver
18 27 (0.71%) Public Cloud
19 25 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
19 25 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 553 (14.59%) Linux
2 488 (12.88%) Windows
3 181 (4.78%) Unix
4 123 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 85 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.93%) Android
7 46 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
10 34 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 25 (0.66%) CentOS
13 21 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.37%) Solaris
15 14 (0.37%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.34%) Debian
17 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,196 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (20.08%) Software Engineering
3 605 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
4 509 (13.43%) Mathematics
5 446 (11.77%) Project Management
6 366 (9.66%) ITIL
7 359 (9.47%) Scrum
8 313 (8.26%) TDD
9 295 (7.78%) OO
10 288 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
11 285 (7.52%) Test Automation
12 281 (7.41%) SDLC
13 272 (7.18%) MVC
14 236 (6.23%) Mentoring
15 232 (6.12%) Analytics
16 201 (5.30%) Unit Testing
17 198 (5.22%) PRINCE2
18 197 (5.20%) CRM
19 196 (5.17%) DevOps
20 194 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 891 (23.51%) SQL
2 873 (23.03%) Java
3 825 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 739 (19.50%) C#
5 562 (14.83%) C++
6 460 (12.14%) Python
7 384 (10.13%) C
8 165 (4.35%) PHP
9 114 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 93 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 74 (1.95%) Perl
12 72 (1.90%) R
12 72 (1.90%) Ruby
13 57 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 55 (1.45%) Embedded C
14 55 (1.45%) Java 8
15 54 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 48 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 39 (1.03%) TypeScript
18 35 (0.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 783 (20.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 292 (7.70%) Security Cleared
3 130 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 114 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 108 (2.85%) Master's Degree
7 95 (2.51%) MCSE
8 94 (2.48%) CISSP
9 84 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 83 (2.19%) PMI Certification
11 74 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
12 64 (1.69%) CISM
13 48 (1.27%) CCNA
13 48 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 45 (1.19%) HND
14 45 (1.19%) PhD
15 44 (1.16%) PMP
16 35 (0.92%) ISTQB
17 34 (0.90%) ISEB
18 31 (0.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (5.73%) QA
2 91 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.58%) SLA
4 47 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 41 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 40 (1.06%) PMO
7 38 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 34 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 30 (0.79%) GDPR
10 28 (0.74%) ISO 9001
11 23 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (0.34%) MISRA
13 12 (0.32%) DICOM
14 11 (0.29%) DO-254
15 8 (0.21%) ISO 13485
16 7 (0.18%) GAMP
16 7 (0.18%) MISRA C
16 7 (0.18%) PA-DSS
16 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 5 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 146 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 115 (3.03%) Docker
3 88 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.93%) Firmware
5 28 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.69%) HDFS
7 23 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.29%) vSphere
12 9 (0.24%) Samba
12 9 (0.24%) XenServer
13 8 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.16%) KVM
14 6 (0.16%) LXC
15 5 (0.13%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.11%) GlusterFS
16 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 80 (2.11%) Ansible
2 78 (2.06%) Puppet
3 47 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 40 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
6 23 (0.61%) Terraform
7 19 (0.50%) SCCM
8 16 (0.42%) Kibana
9 10 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (0.26%) SCOM
10 9 (0.24%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (0.21%) Nagios
12 7 (0.18%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.18%) Packer
12 7 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.13%) Xymon
Vendors
1 658 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 300 (7.92%) Oracle
3 196 (5.17%) SAP
4 140 (3.69%) VMware
5 85 (2.24%) Tableau
6 69 (1.82%) Cisco
7 66 (1.74%) Google
8 65 (1.72%) Citrix
9 63 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (1.56%) Atlassian
11 51 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 47 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 41 (1.08%) TIBCO
14 40 (1.06%) IBM
15 35 (0.92%) HP
16 34 (0.90%) TOWER Software
17 31 (0.82%) Adobe
18 30 (0.79%) Xamarin
19 28 (0.74%) Hyperion
20 26 (0.69%) EMC