Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,254 2,839 3,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.92% 12.53% 14.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.43% 47.32% 48.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 2,341 2,999
Median annual salary £53,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 2,644 5,999 7,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.02% 26.47% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,863 4,561 5,930
Median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £28,300 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 -2 529 £57,500 +23.38% 198
Berkshire +8 338 £62,250 +8.26% 99
Hampshire -3 252 £47,500 +1.06% 99
Surrey -2 227 £55,000 -4.35% 88
West Sussex -12 136 £51,000 -7.27% 18
Oxfordshire -9 112 £50,000 +19.20% 55
Buckinghamshire 0 85 £50,000 - 44
East Sussex -13 62 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Kent -17 27 £32,500 -18.75% 21
Middlesex -2 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Sussex -10 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 513 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 423 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (26.08%) C#
3 327 (26.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 310 (24.72%) JavaScript
5 307 (24.48%) SQL
6 262 (20.89%) Software Engineering
7 255 (20.33%) .NET
8 225 (17.94%) Azure
9 224 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
10 222 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
11 220 (17.54%) Microsoft
12 207 (16.51%) Python
13 198 (15.79%) HTML
14 189 (15.07%) Test Automation
15 183 (14.59%) Mathematics
16 179 (14.27%) Linux
17 175 (13.96%) Finance
18 170 (13.56%) Java
18 170 (13.56%) CSS
19 160 (12.76%) Docker
20 156 (12.44%) DevOps
21 150 (11.96%) React
22 142 (11.32%) TDD
23 141 (11.24%) .NET Core
24 140 (11.16%) Project Management
25 137 (10.93%) SQL Server
26 135 (10.77%) Scrum
27 133 (10.61%) C++
28 124 (9.89%) QA

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 30 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.99%) CMS
3 20 (1.59%) Confluence
4 14 (1.12%) Apache
5 12 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.72%) IIS
7 8 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.64%) Liferay
7 8 (0.64%) WordPress
8 7 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.48%) Camunda
9 6 (0.48%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.40%) SAS
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.24%) JBoss
12 3 (0.24%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.32%) Fusion 360
7 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Revit
9 1 (0.080%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.080%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.080%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.080%) Simulink
9 1 (0.080%) SPSS
9 1 (0.080%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.64%) SAP SD
3 6 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.24%) Epicor Tropos
6 3 (0.24%) Magento
6 3 (0.24%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.24%) Shopify
7 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.080%) SAP CAR
8 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.080%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.080%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 225 (17.94%) Azure
2 85 (6.78%) AWS
2 85 (6.78%) SaaS
3 60 (4.78%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (3.43%) GCP
5 35 (2.79%) PaaS
6 34 (2.71%) Power Platform
7 27 (2.15%) IaaS
8 24 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (1.52%) Serverless
10 17 (1.36%) Google Play
11 15 (1.20%) GitHub
12 12 (0.96%) Veeva
13 10 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.64%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.56%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.71%) Firewall
2 30 (2.39%) Wireless
3 24 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.44%) VPN
5 16 (1.28%) Internet
6 15 (1.20%) DNS
7 14 (1.12%) 4G
7 14 (1.12%) SSL
7 14 (1.12%) WAN
7 14 (1.12%) Wireshark
8 13 (1.04%) LAN
8 13 (1.04%) Network Security
9 12 (0.96%) 5G
10 8 (0.64%) H.323
10 8 (0.64%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.64%) VoIP
11 7 (0.56%) DHCP
11 7 (0.56%) HTTP
11 7 (0.56%) MPLS
11 7 (0.56%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.07%) NoSQL
4 47 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 43 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.63%) Power BI
7 24 (1.91%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.67%) Big Data
10 19 (1.52%) MySQL
11 12 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.96%) Redis
11 12 (0.96%) Tableau
12 9 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
12 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.48%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.40%) DB2
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (7.89%) Selenium
2 96 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 65 (5.18%) JIRA
4 30 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.80%) JUnit
9 9 (0.72%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.72%) Subversion
9 9 (0.72%) TestRail
10 8 (0.64%) GitLab
11 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.56%) Maven
12 6 (0.48%) Gradle
12 6 (0.48%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.48%) Robot Framework
12 6 (0.48%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.48%) WinAutomation
12 6 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 175 (13.96%) Finance
2 106 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 84 (6.70%) Marketing
4 76 (6.06%) Electronics
5 61 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.35%) Public Sector
7 35 (2.79%) Aerospace
8 31 (2.47%) Retail
9 26 (2.07%) Law
10 23 (1.83%) Military
11 16 (1.28%) Games
12 15 (1.20%) Advertising
12 15 (1.20%) Legal
13 11 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.80%) Banking
15 9 (0.72%) Korean Language
16 7 (0.56%) Back Office
16 7 (0.56%) French Language
17 6 (0.48%) Billing
18 5 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (28.31%) Developer
2 139 (11.08%) Software Engineer
3 113 (9.01%) Software Developer
4 107 (8.53%) Analyst
5 96 (7.66%) .NET Developer
6 90 (7.18%) Consultant
7 84 (6.70%) Junior
8 77 (6.14%) Architect
9 71 (5.66%) Graduate
10 68 (5.42%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.39%) Test Engineer
12 53 (4.23%) Senior Developer
13 46 (3.67%) Junior Developer
14 45 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 41 (3.27%) .NET Software Developer
16 38 (3.03%) Python Engineer
17 37 (2.95%) Business Analyst
18 33 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
19 30 (2.39%) Graduate Developer
19 30 (2.39%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (20.33%) .NET
2 198 (15.79%) HTML
3 170 (13.56%) CSS
4 150 (11.96%) React
5 141 (11.24%) .NET Core
6 117 (9.33%) Vue.js
7 93 (7.42%) AngularJS
8 84 (6.70%) REST
9 80 (6.38%) Node.js
10 71 (5.66%) .NET Framework
11 51 (4.07%) HTML5
12 45 (3.59%) ASP.NET
13 42 (3.35%) jQuery
14 38 (3.03%) Django
15 30 (2.39%) Flask
16 28 (2.23%) Spring
17 27 (2.15%) Web Services
17 27 (2.15%) XML
18 26 (2.07%) Jest
19 25 (1.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 222 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 59 (4.70%) User Experience
5 42 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 40 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 34 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 28 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 27 (2.15%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.83%) Life Science
12 22 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (1.67%) LIMS
14 18 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.44%) Private Cloud
15 17 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
17 13 (1.04%) Robotics
18 12 (0.96%) NHS
19 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 179 (14.27%) Linux
2 112 (8.93%) Windows
3 39 (3.11%) Android
4 35 (2.79%) Unix
5 34 (2.71%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.32%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.080%) CentOS
14 1 (0.080%) Debian
14 1 (0.080%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.080%) MVS
14 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 423 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (20.89%) Software Engineering
4 224 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
5 189 (15.07%) Test Automation
6 183 (14.59%) Mathematics
7 156 (12.44%) DevOps
8 142 (11.32%) TDD
9 140 (11.16%) Project Management
10 135 (10.77%) Scrum
11 115 (9.17%) Microservices
12 113 (9.01%) Mentoring
13 88 (7.02%) Physics
14 87 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (6.46%) ITIL
17 78 (6.22%) Decision-Making
18 76 (6.06%) Analytics
18 76 (6.06%) OO
19 74 (5.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 327 (26.08%) C#
2 310 (24.72%) JavaScript
3 307 (24.48%) SQL
4 207 (16.51%) Python
5 170 (13.56%) Java
6 133 (10.61%) C++
7 67 (5.34%) C
8 30 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 30 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.15%) Go
9 27 (2.15%) PHP
10 25 (1.99%) Ruby
11 24 (1.91%) R
12 23 (1.83%) Objective-C
13 21 (1.67%) ES6
14 17 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.96%) MATLAB
15 12 (0.96%) VB
16 11 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 327 (26.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 76 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 66 (5.26%) Master's Degree
4 61 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (4.23%) ISTQB
7 46 (3.67%) CCNA
8 45 (3.59%) Numerate Degree
9 44 (3.51%) SC Cleared
10 38 (3.03%) MCSE
11 34 (2.71%) ISEB
12 29 (2.31%) PhD
13 26 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (1.67%) DV Cleared
15 16 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (1.20%) CISSP
17 14 (1.12%) HND
17 14 (1.12%) MCSA
18 13 (1.04%) CCNP
19 10 (0.80%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (9.89%) QA
2 19 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.12%) SLA
4 12 (0.96%) Good Clinical Practice
5 11 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.88%) PMO
6 10 (0.80%) GDPR
6 10 (0.80%) ISO 13485
7 9 (0.72%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.48%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.24%) GAMP
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.16%) CDISC
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) DICOM
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 160 (12.76%) Docker
2 55 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.75%) Firmware
6 14 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.56%) KVM
8 5 (0.40%) vSphere
9 4 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.080%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 113 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.59%) Puppet
2 20 (1.59%) Terraform
3 18 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.36%) SCCM
5 16 (1.28%) Ansible
6 11 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.64%) Nmap
8 6 (0.48%) HP UCMDB
8 6 (0.48%) Nessus
8 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.48%) Salt
9 5 (0.40%) Grafana
9 5 (0.40%) Sonobuoy
10 4 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.32%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.24%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 220 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 83 (6.62%) SAP
3 78 (6.22%) VMware
4 50 (3.99%) Google
5 45 (3.59%) Oracle
6 33 (2.63%) Cisco
7 30 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.44%) Apple
9 15 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.12%) hybris
10 14 (1.12%) Qualys
11 13 (1.04%) Siebel
12 12 (0.96%) Xceptor
13 10 (0.80%) Adobe
13 10 (0.80%) Splunk
14 9 (0.72%) IBM
15 8 (0.64%) Databricks
16 7 (0.56%) Juniper
16 7 (0.56%) Remedy
16 7 (0.56%) UiPath