Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 4,181 4,033 5,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.20% 13.31% 14.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.28% 46.99% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,482 3,440 4,873
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,345 £24,650
90th Percentile £65,975 £65,000 £67,500
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 8,316 8,583 12,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.25% 28.32% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,585 6,933 9,985
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,912
% change year-on-year +8.89% -4.07% +4.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -5 1,754 £42,500 +3.66% 395
Hampshire +1 991 £40,000 - 136
Berkshire -5 949 £42,500 -5.56% 234
Surrey 0 791 £47,500 +5.56% 93
Oxfordshire -5 496 £45,000 +9.76% 95
West Sussex +1 322 £45,000 +5.88% 41
Buckinghamshire -1 311 £34,316 -3.34% 66
East Sussex -2 180 £45,000 - 35
Kent -17 91 £38,750 +10.71% 42
Middlesex +7 21 £53,750 +5.39% 6
Sussex -12 15 £35,000 -36.36%
Home Counties +11 6 £35,000 -30.00%
Isle of Wight -5 2 - - 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,845 (44.13%) Computer Science
2 1,330 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1,080 (25.83%) SQL
4 1,028 (24.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1,016 (24.30%) Java
6 975 (23.32%) Software Engineering
7 935 (22.36%) JavaScript
8 921 (22.03%) C#
9 752 (17.99%) C++
10 746 (17.84%) HTML
11 661 (15.81%) .NET
12 632 (15.12%) Microsoft
13 626 (14.97%) CSS
14 615 (14.71%) Linux
15 608 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
16 588 (14.06%) SQL Server
17 587 (14.04%) Windows
18 585 (13.99%) Mathematics
19 556 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
20 550 (13.15%) Finance
21 525 (12.56%) Python
22 443 (10.60%) C
23 432 (10.33%) TDD
24 402 (9.61%) Project Management
25 396 (9.47%) AngularJS
26 392 (9.38%) Scrum
27 390 (9.33%) Web Services
28 387 (9.26%) MVC
29 369 (8.83%) Oracle
30 367 (8.78%) OO

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 89 (2.13%) IIS
2 66 (1.58%) JBoss
2 66 (1.58%) SAS
3 63 (1.51%) Apache
4 59 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 55 (1.32%) CMS
5 55 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 51 (1.22%) Apache Spark
7 47 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 33 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 33 (0.79%) WordPress
10 32 (0.77%) nginx
11 30 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.65%) Confluence
13 22 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.45%) Drupal
15 16 (0.38%) Joomla!
16 14 (0.33%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 210 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 159 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 27 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.29%) SPSS
10 10 (0.24%) Stata
11 9 (0.22%) InVision
12 8 (0.19%) OrCAD
13 6 (0.14%) UXPin
14 5 (0.12%) HipChat
14 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
15 4 (0.096%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.072%) InDesign
16 3 (0.072%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 12 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 12 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.12%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.12%) Primavera
10 5 (0.12%) Unica
11 4 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 303 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 209 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (4.28%) SaaS
4 93 (2.22%) GitHub
5 73 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 46 (1.10%) Office 365
7 23 (0.55%) PaaS
8 20 (0.48%) npm
9 19 (0.45%) IaaS
10 14 (0.33%) AdWords
11 13 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
13 10 (0.24%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.17%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 174 (4.16%) Internet
2 122 (2.92%) Firewall
3 95 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 79 (1.89%) Network Security
5 78 (1.87%) WAN
6 72 (1.72%) Wireless
7 67 (1.60%) DNS
8 55 (1.32%) LAN
9 47 (1.12%) HTTP
10 45 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
11 43 (1.03%) VPN
12 39 (0.93%) DHCP
13 36 (0.86%) VoIP
14 31 (0.74%) FTP
14 31 (0.74%) NFC
15 26 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (0.57%) SAN
18 22 (0.53%) Ethernet
18 22 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 202 (4.83%) Big Data
3 195 (4.66%) MySQL
4 173 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 124 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 84 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 83 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 82 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 77 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 71 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 63 (1.51%) Hadoop
13 52 (1.24%) GIS
14 51 (1.22%) Power BI
15 46 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.03%) HBase
16 43 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 36 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
18 32 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
19 30 (0.72%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 262 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 210 (5.02%) Selenium
3 184 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 166 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 140 (3.35%) JIRA
6 126 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 90 (2.15%) Eclipse
8 86 (2.06%) JUnit
9 80 (1.91%) Subversion
10 71 (1.70%) Maven
11 64 (1.53%) WebDriver
12 45 (1.08%) Cucumber
13 43 (1.03%) gulp
14 29 (0.69%) IntelliJ
14 29 (0.69%) JMeter
15 25 (0.60%) webpack
16 24 (0.57%) Ant
16 24 (0.57%) SoapUI
17 23 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 22 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 550 (13.15%) Finance
2 271 (6.48%) Marketing
3 217 (5.19%) Electronics
4 183 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 153 (3.66%) Retail
6 117 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 88 (2.10%) Banking
8 68 (1.63%) Games
9 54 (1.29%) Military
10 52 (1.24%) Automotive
11 51 (1.22%) Legal
12 45 (1.08%) German Language
13 43 (1.03%) French Language
14 37 (0.88%) Advertising
15 34 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 33 (0.79%) Law
17 30 (0.72%) Spanish Language
18 24 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.55%) Italian Language
19 23 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,341 (32.07%) Developer
2 486 (11.62%) Software Engineer
3 478 (11.43%) Analyst
4 461 (11.03%) Graduate
5 381 (9.11%) Java Developer
6 354 (8.47%) Software Developer
7 339 (8.11%) Junior
8 306 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 257 (6.15%) .NET Developer
10 251 (6.00%) Consultant
11 237 (5.67%) Architect
12 199 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
13 192 (4.59%) Junior Developer
14 191 (4.57%) C# Developer
15 170 (4.07%) Graduate Developer
16 123 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
16 123 (2.94%) Web Developer
17 119 (2.85%) Senior Software Engineer
18 117 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
19 114 (2.73%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (17.84%) HTML
2 661 (15.81%) .NET
3 626 (14.97%) CSS
4 396 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 390 (9.33%) Web Services
6 349 (8.35%) ASP.NET
7 334 (7.99%) jQuery
8 235 (5.62%) Spring
9 226 (5.41%) XML
10 189 (4.52%) HTML5
11 166 (3.97%) REST
12 156 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 147 (3.52%) RESTful
14 135 (3.23%) Node.js
15 134 (3.20%) React
16 127 (3.04%) .NET Framework
16 127 (3.04%) Ajax
16 127 (3.04%) Hibernate
17 126 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 112 (2.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,845 (44.13%) Computer Science
2 556 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
4 177 (4.23%) User Experience
5 167 (3.99%) Algorithms
6 146 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 117 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
8 113 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 93 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (1.77%) Data Centre
11 64 (1.53%) Social Media
12 59 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 50 (1.20%) Fintech
14 48 (1.15%) NHS
15 39 (0.93%) Driving Licence
16 36 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
17 34 (0.81%) CUDA
17 34 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
18 32 (0.77%) VHDL
18 32 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 615 (14.71%) Linux
2 587 (14.04%) Windows
3 215 (5.14%) Unix
4 146 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 79 (1.89%) Android
6 64 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 39 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 27 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 25 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
11 23 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.53%) CentOS
12 22 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 21 (0.50%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.24%) AIX
16 9 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.17%) zOS
18 6 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,330 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 975 (23.32%) Software Engineering
3 608 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
4 585 (13.99%) Mathematics
5 432 (10.33%) TDD
6 402 (9.61%) Project Management
7 392 (9.38%) Scrum
8 387 (9.26%) MVC
9 367 (8.78%) OO
10 340 (8.13%) Test Automation
11 310 (7.41%) SDLC
12 293 (7.01%) Mentoring
13 266 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
14 236 (5.64%) Analytics
14 236 (5.64%) Physics
15 223 (5.33%) Web Development
16 218 (5.21%) ITIL
17 208 (4.97%) DevOps
18 199 (4.76%) Machine Learning
19 193 (4.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (25.83%) SQL
2 1,016 (24.30%) Java
3 935 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 921 (22.03%) C#
5 752 (17.99%) C++
6 525 (12.56%) Python
7 443 (10.60%) C
8 183 (4.38%) PHP
9 119 (2.85%) T-SQL
10 107 (2.56%) Perl
11 93 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 82 (1.96%) R
13 71 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 71 (1.70%) Ruby
14 64 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 63 (1.51%) VB.NET
16 58 (1.39%) Scala
17 52 (1.24%) VB
18 48 (1.15%) Java 8
19 46 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,028 (24.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 241 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 170 (4.07%) Master's Degree
4 129 (3.09%) PhD
5 125 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 116 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
9 87 (2.08%) CISSP
10 81 (1.94%) DV Cleared
11 67 (1.60%) ISTQB
12 58 (1.39%) CISM
13 51 (1.22%) ISEB
14 46 (1.10%) PMI Certification
15 45 (1.08%) MCSE
16 38 (0.91%) CCNA
17 32 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
18 30 (0.72%) MBA
18 30 (0.72%) PMP
19 29 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (6.65%) QA
2 63 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.44%) PMO
4 41 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.96%) SLA
6 34 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.69%) GDPR
8 27 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 25 (0.60%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.33%) ECSS
10 14 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
10 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.31%) MISRA
12 12 (0.29%) ISO 13485
13 10 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.19%) GAMP
14 8 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.17%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
17 5 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 149 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 74 (1.77%) Docker
3 56 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (1.29%) Firmware
5 43 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.65%) HDFS
7 17 (0.41%) NFS
8 10 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.22%) vSphere
10 8 (0.19%) Samba
10 8 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.096%) SAP ITS
14 4 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.072%) Postfix
15 3 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (1.34%) Ansible
2 54 (1.29%) Puppet
3 50 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 49 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.36%) Nagios
6 13 (0.31%) SCCM
7 11 (0.26%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.19%) Terraform
8 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.17%) Cacti
10 6 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (0.14%) logstash
10 6 (0.14%) OpenView
10 6 (0.14%) Opsview
10 6 (0.14%) Salt
11 5 (0.12%) Cisco CME
11 5 (0.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 632 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 369 (8.83%) Oracle
3 125 (2.99%) SAP
4 122 (2.92%) VMware
5 105 (2.51%) Cisco
6 68 (1.63%) Google
7 50 (1.20%) Capita
7 50 (1.20%) Citrix
8 47 (1.12%) Adobe
9 45 (1.08%) Tableau
10 44 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 42 (1.00%) IBM
12 40 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (0.86%) HP
14 35 (0.84%) Sun
15 34 (0.81%) Apple
16 33 (0.79%) Red Hat
17 31 (0.74%) Juniper
18 30 (0.72%) Cognos
18 30 (0.72%) Hyperion