Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,568 2,190 3,714
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.01% 12.17% 14.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.89% 47.04% 48.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 1,695 2,768
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,425
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
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 3,081 4,656 7,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.59% 25.87% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,108 3,470 5,730
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,938 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,860
Median % change year-on-year - +6.70% +4.13%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,575
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +3 648 £52,500 +16.67% 211
Berkshire +14 437 £55,000 -4.35% 88
Hampshire +1 394 £47,500 - 117
Surrey -2 275 £55,000 -4.35% 69
Oxfordshire -6 140 £45,000 +12.50% 76
West Sussex -6 117 £50,000 -9.09% 36
East Sussex -16 78 £50,000 +42.86% 25
Buckinghamshire -5 75 £45,250 -12.14% 47
Kent -21 28 £32,500 -16.67% 40
Sussex -8 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 713 (45.47%) Computer Science
2 605 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (31.38%) Social Skills
4 424 (27.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 400 (25.51%) JavaScript
6 397 (25.32%) SQL
7 357 (22.77%) Software Engineering
8 335 (21.36%) C#
9 324 (20.66%) Python
10 292 (18.62%) Finance
11 284 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
12 278 (17.73%) Java
13 266 (16.96%) .NET
14 257 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
15 255 (16.26%) Azure
16 251 (16.01%) Linux
17 239 (15.24%) CSS
18 233 (14.86%) Microsoft
19 231 (14.73%) HTML
20 230 (14.67%) React
21 220 (14.03%) DevOps
22 215 (13.71%) Test Automation
23 214 (13.65%) Docker
24 203 (12.95%) Mathematics
24 203 (12.95%) Scrum
25 192 (12.24%) Git (software)
26 185 (11.80%) Microservices
27 180 (11.48%) AngularJS
28 177 (11.29%) TDD
28 177 (11.29%) C++

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 55 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 54 (3.44%) Apache
3 48 (3.06%) GemFire
4 32 (2.04%) Confluence
5 31 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.15%) IIS
8 17 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (1.02%) CMS
10 15 (0.96%) SAS
11 11 (0.70%) WordPress
12 7 (0.45%) JBoss
12 7 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.38%) Camunda
13 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
15 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.19%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.38%) OrCAD
6 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.13%) Revit
9 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Stata
10 1 (0.064%) ALPHACAM
10 1 (0.064%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 13 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.57%) SAP SD
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Clinical
7 3 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.19%) nopCommerce
7 3 (0.19%) SAP CAR
8 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.13%) Magento
8 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.13%) Shopify
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.064%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.064%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.064%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 255 (16.26%) Azure
2 158 (10.08%) AWS
3 95 (6.06%) SaaS
4 73 (4.66%) GitHub
5 62 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
6 50 (3.19%) GCP
7 47 (3.00%) PaaS
8 33 (2.10%) Power Platform
9 29 (1.85%) Google Play
10 27 (1.72%) Serverless
11 26 (1.66%) IaaS
12 25 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
13 22 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.96%) OpenShift
15 14 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.70%) Apigee
17 11 (0.70%) Google Analytics
18 9 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
18 9 (0.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.36%) Firewall
2 31 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.53%) Wireshark
4 20 (1.28%) 4G
4 20 (1.28%) Internet
4 20 (1.28%) VPN
5 19 (1.21%) LAN
6 17 (1.08%) WAN
7 16 (1.02%) Network Security
8 15 (0.96%) 2G
8 15 (0.96%) 3G
8 15 (0.96%) Wireless
9 14 (0.89%) RNC
10 12 (0.77%) DNS
11 11 (0.70%) SSL
12 10 (0.64%) MPLS
13 9 (0.57%) SAN
14 8 (0.51%) Calico
14 8 (0.51%) NAS
15 7 (0.45%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.10%) SQL Server
2 115 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 91 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 78 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (3.76%) Big Data
6 51 (3.25%) MariaDB
7 49 (3.13%) Redis
8 42 (2.68%) HBase
9 36 (2.30%) MongoDB
10 31 (1.98%) Power BI
11 27 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.40%) MySQL
13 19 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
16 14 (0.89%) Tableau
17 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.57%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 192 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 105 (6.70%) Selenium
3 101 (6.44%) Jenkins
3 101 (6.44%) JIRA
4 58 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 48 (3.06%) Eclipse
5 48 (3.06%) Protractor
5 48 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 47 (3.00%) Gradle
7 46 (2.93%) IntelliJ
8 45 (2.87%) JUnit
9 42 (2.68%) Cypress.io
10 40 (2.55%) Storybook
11 33 (2.10%) Mockito
12 30 (1.91%) Subversion
13 29 (1.85%) Visual Studio
14 26 (1.66%) SpecFlow
15 23 (1.47%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.08%) Artifactory
17 15 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 492 (31.38%) Social Skills
2 292 (18.62%) Finance
3 257 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (7.27%) Marketing
5 108 (6.89%) Law
5 108 (6.89%) Telecoms
6 89 (5.68%) Banking
7 71 (4.53%) Electronics
8 66 (4.21%) Presentation Skills
9 57 (3.64%) Manufacturing
10 49 (3.13%) Aerospace
11 48 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
12 44 (2.81%) Retail
13 43 (2.74%) Public Sector
14 38 (2.42%) Influencing Skills
15 30 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (1.85%) Advertising
17 25 (1.59%) Military
18 23 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
19 22 (1.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 465 (29.66%) Developer
2 174 (11.10%) Software Engineer
3 130 (8.29%) Analyst
4 124 (7.91%) Software Developer
5 97 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 85 (5.42%) Consultant
7 81 (5.17%) Junior
8 73 (4.66%) Architect
9 70 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 68 (4.34%) C# Developer
11 66 (4.21%) Graduate
12 61 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 52 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 48 (3.06%) Junior Developer
15 46 (2.93%) Test Engineer
16 43 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (2.61%) .NET Software Developer
18 37 (2.36%) Business Analyst
18 37 (2.36%) Java Developer
19 34 (2.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (16.96%) .NET
2 239 (15.24%) CSS
3 231 (14.73%) HTML
4 230 (14.67%) React
5 180 (11.48%) AngularJS
6 173 (11.03%) Node.js
7 144 (9.18%) .NET Core
8 121 (7.72%) Vue.js
9 99 (6.31%) REST
10 92 (5.87%) .NET Framework
11 81 (5.17%) Spring
12 69 (4.40%) RESTful
13 61 (3.89%) jQuery
14 57 (3.64%) Kafka
14 57 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 50 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
15 50 (3.19%) Web Services
16 49 (3.13%) JSON
17 47 (3.00%) HTML5
18 45 (2.87%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
2 94 (5.99%) User Experience
3 73 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
6 51 (3.25%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.55%) Life Science
8 34 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 33 (2.10%) Data Centre
10 26 (1.66%) LIMS
11 23 (1.47%) NHS
12 22 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.40%) Public Cloud
13 21 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.15%) Private Cloud
16 16 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.96%) Biotechnology
17 15 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.01%) Linux
2 143 (9.12%) Windows
3 98 (6.25%) Unix
4 63 (4.02%) Android
5 48 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.26%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.19%) CentOS
11 3 (0.19%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
12 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.064%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (45.47%) Computer Science
2 605 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (22.77%) Software Engineering
4 284 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
5 220 (14.03%) DevOps
6 215 (13.71%) Test Automation
7 203 (12.95%) Mathematics
7 203 (12.95%) Scrum
8 185 (11.80%) Microservices
9 177 (11.29%) TDD
10 162 (10.33%) Mentoring
11 146 (9.31%) Project Management
12 133 (8.48%) Software Testing
13 113 (7.21%) Analytics
14 110 (7.02%) OO
15 108 (6.89%) Decision-Making
16 106 (6.76%) SDLC
17 100 (6.38%) Fintech
18 99 (6.31%) Artificial Intelligence
19 98 (6.25%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 400 (25.51%) JavaScript
2 397 (25.32%) SQL
3 335 (21.36%) C#
4 324 (20.66%) Python
5 278 (17.73%) Java
6 177 (11.29%) C++
7 76 (4.85%) C
8 63 (4.02%) TypeScript
9 45 (2.87%) Ruby
10 44 (2.81%) Groovy
11 43 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 39 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 35 (2.23%) PHP
15 34 (2.17%) Go
16 33 (2.10%) PowerShell
17 26 (1.66%) R
18 25 (1.59%) ES6
19 14 (0.89%) Embedded C
19 14 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 424 (27.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 68 (4.34%) Master's Degree
3 66 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 55 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
6 49 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (2.61%) OCP
7 41 (2.61%) Oracle Certification
8 40 (2.55%) ISTQB
8 40 (2.55%) SC Cleared
9 34 (2.17%) CCNA
10 32 (2.04%) MCSE
11 31 (1.98%) ISEB
12 24 (1.53%) HND
13 21 (1.34%) CISSP
13 21 (1.34%) PhD
14 20 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (1.15%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.08%) MBA
17 15 (0.96%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (9.06%) QA
2 31 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.15%) SLA
4 17 (1.08%) Good Clinical Practice
5 12 (0.77%) GDPR
5 12 (0.77%) PMO
6 9 (0.57%) CDISC
6 9 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.57%) NIST
7 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.32%) GRC
9 5 (0.32%) HL7
10 4 (0.26%) MISRA
10 4 (0.26%) NCSC
10 4 (0.26%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.19%) HAZOP
11 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 214 (13.65%) Docker
2 93 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 35 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.10%) HDFS
6 19 (1.21%) Firmware
7 15 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.57%) vSphere
10 6 (0.38%) KVM
10 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.13%) iptables
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) Postfix
13 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.13%) XenApp
14 1 (0.064%) LXC
Systems Management
1 130 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 77 (4.91%) Ansible
3 33 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.91%) Terraform
5 26 (1.66%) Puppet
6 23 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.47%) SCCM
7 12 (0.77%) Kibana
8 11 (0.70%) Grafana
9 8 (0.51%) Nmap
10 7 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.38%) Nessus
11 6 (0.38%) Salt
12 5 (0.32%) Sonobuoy
13 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (0.26%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.26%) FlexNet
13 4 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 233 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 131 (8.35%) VMware
3 79 (5.04%) Oracle
4 69 (4.40%) SAP
5 64 (4.08%) Google
6 40 (2.55%) Okta
7 39 (2.49%) Cisco
8 35 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.72%) Apple
10 20 (1.28%) Remedy
11 19 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.21%) Xamarin
12 17 (1.08%) Xceptor
13 16 (1.02%) Citrix
13 16 (1.02%) Dynatrace
14 15 (0.96%) Databricks
15 14 (0.89%) Ericsson
16 13 (0.83%) Splunk
17 10 (0.64%) HP
17 10 (0.64%) Sun