Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 15 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,426 1,426 3,662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 14.77% 12.18% 13.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.68% 46.92% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,346 1,105 2,703
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,250 £31,767
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 4,437 3,039 7,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.02% 25.96% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,597 2,235 5,526
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +10 966 £50,000 +8.70% 268
Hampshire +8 750 £50,000 +5.26% 116
Berkshire +15 603 £55,000 +2.33% 128
Surrey +2 372 £55,000 -8.33% 77
Oxfordshire +5 255 £45,000 +12.50% 79
West Sussex +7 141 £50,000 -4.76% 33
East Sussex -16 115 £50,000 +42.86% 29
Buckinghamshire -8 110 £50,000 +17.65% 61
Kent -18 49 £41,250 -2.94% 27
Sussex -2 4 £45,000 +100.00% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 £36,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £90,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1,190 (49.05%) Computer Science
2 961 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 746 (30.75%) Social Skills
4 697 (28.73%) Software Engineering
5 628 (25.89%) Finance
6 618 (25.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 599 (24.69%) Java
8 579 (23.87%) JavaScript
9 529 (21.81%) Python
10 521 (21.48%) SQL
11 515 (21.23%) Linux
12 457 (18.84%) CSS
12 457 (18.84%) DevOps
12 457 (18.84%) React
13 431 (17.77%) Full Stack Development
14 426 (17.56%) AngularJS
15 407 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
16 399 (16.45%) C#
17 397 (16.36%) AWS
18 396 (16.32%) Microservices
19 389 (16.03%) Node.js
20 384 (15.83%) Law
20 384 (15.83%) Git (software)
21 382 (15.75%) Azure
22 365 (15.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
23 364 (15.00%) Banking
24 348 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
25 340 (14.01%) Scrum
26 337 (13.89%) TDD
27 334 (13.77%) Digital Banking

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
1 224 (9.23%) Apache Spark
2 209 (8.62%) GemFire
3 192 (7.91%) Apache
4 75 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 56 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (1.69%) SAS
7 33 (1.36%) Confluence
8 31 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 19 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.74%) JBoss
11 16 (0.66%) IIS
12 13 (0.54%) CMS
13 11 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.29%) WordPress
16 4 (0.16%) Documentum
16 4 (0.16%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
16 4 (0.16%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 115 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.33%) Figma
8 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.25%) OrCAD
10 5 (0.21%) SPSS
11 4 (0.16%) Simulink
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.12%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.12%) UXPin
13 2 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.082%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.082%) InDesign
13 2 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle Clinical
6 6 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
8 4 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite
8 4 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 4 (0.16%) Infor CRM
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.16%) SAP BRIM
8 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.16%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.12%) SAP MDG
9 3 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 397 (16.36%) AWS
2 382 (15.75%) Azure
3 260 (10.72%) GitHub
4 165 (6.80%) Amazon Kinesis
5 139 (5.73%) SaaS
6 127 (5.23%) GCP
7 83 (3.42%) Microsoft 365
8 76 (3.13%) PaaS
9 53 (2.18%) Power Platform
10 51 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 49 (2.02%) OpenShift
12 42 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
13 31 (1.28%) Serverless
14 24 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (0.95%) IaaS
16 19 (0.78%) Apigee
17 16 (0.66%) Google Play
18 13 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (0.54%) Google Analytics
19 11 (0.45%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.02%) Internet
2 47 (1.94%) Firewall
3 42 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.61%) VPN
5 32 (1.32%) HTTP
6 31 (1.28%) Calico
6 31 (1.28%) Wireshark
7 28 (1.15%) 4G
8 24 (0.99%) BGP
8 24 (0.99%) Wireless
9 23 (0.95%) DNS
10 20 (0.82%) 3G
10 20 (0.82%) IPsec
10 20 (0.82%) SAN
11 18 (0.74%) 2G
11 18 (0.74%) DHCP
11 18 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 18 (0.74%) RNC
12 16 (0.66%) LAN
12 16 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (11.58%) Relational Database
2 253 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 223 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
4 216 (8.90%) MariaDB
5 211 (8.70%) HBase
6 197 (8.12%) Big Data
7 183 (7.54%) SQL Server
8 174 (7.17%) Redis
9 58 (2.39%) MySQL
10 53 (2.18%) Hadoop
11 47 (1.94%) Power BI
12 40 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.32%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (0.78%) Base SAS
19 18 (0.74%) Tableau
20 16 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 384 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 313 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 228 (9.40%) Protractor
4 226 (9.32%) Gradle
5 223 (9.19%) Cucumber
6 210 (8.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 205 (8.45%) Cypress.io
8 197 (8.12%) Storybook
9 188 (7.75%) Eclipse
10 186 (7.67%) JUnit
11 182 (7.50%) IntelliJ
12 166 (6.84%) Mockito
13 141 (5.81%) Selenium
14 126 (5.19%) Artifactory
15 122 (5.03%) JIRA
16 77 (3.17%) SonarQube
17 46 (1.90%) Subversion
18 40 (1.65%) gulp
19 37 (1.53%) SpecFlow
20 36 (1.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 746 (30.75%) Social Skills
2 628 (25.89%) Finance
3 384 (15.83%) Law
4 365 (15.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 364 (15.00%) Banking
6 348 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
7 171 (7.05%) Marketing
8 128 (5.28%) Telecoms
9 120 (4.95%) Presentation Skills
10 94 (3.87%) Retail
11 90 (3.71%) Organisational Skills
12 88 (3.63%) Manufacturing
13 81 (3.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 79 (3.26%) Electronics
15 57 (2.35%) Aerospace
16 47 (1.94%) Public Sector
17 41 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
18 38 (1.57%) Advertising
19 37 (1.53%) Legal
20 34 (1.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 586 (24.15%) Developer
2 430 (17.72%) Software Engineer
3 178 (7.34%) Analyst
4 163 (6.72%) Software Developer
5 132 (5.44%) Principal Engineer
6 116 (4.78%) Junior
6 116 (4.78%) Principal Software Engineer
7 103 (4.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 98 (4.04%) Architect
9 89 (3.67%) Consultant
9 89 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 88 (3.63%) .NET Developer
11 84 (3.46%) Graduate
12 81 (3.34%) Java Developer
13 75 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 69 (2.84%) Support Engineer
15 66 (2.72%) Lead Developer
16 63 (2.60%) C# Developer
17 61 (2.51%) Lead Software Engineer
18 53 (2.18%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (18.84%) CSS
1 457 (18.84%) React
2 426 (17.56%) AngularJS
3 389 (16.03%) Node.js
4 308 (12.70%) HTML
5 293 (12.08%) Spring
6 275 (11.34%) .NET
7 265 (10.92%) Kafka
8 232 (9.56%) RabbitMQ
9 213 (8.78%) RESTful
10 210 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 205 (8.45%) Redux
12 200 (8.24%) JSON
13 199 (8.20%) Express
14 197 (8.12%) Tailwind CSS
14 197 (8.12%) WireMock
15 171 (7.05%) Spark Streaming
16 169 (6.97%) Play Framework
17 166 (6.84%) Web Services
18 154 (6.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 250 (10.31%) User Experience
2 198 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
3 187 (7.71%) Linux Command Line
4 127 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 96 (3.96%) Life Science
6 85 (3.50%) Mobile App
7 83 (3.42%) Algorithms
8 44 (1.81%) Data Centre
9 41 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 29 (1.20%) Biotechnology
13 29 (1.20%) NHS
14 25 (1.03%) Cloud Native
15 24 (0.99%) PMI
16 23 (0.95%) LIMS
16 23 (0.95%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.95%) Social Media
17 22 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 515 (21.23%) Linux
2 289 (11.91%) Unix
3 232 (9.56%) Windows
4 84 (3.46%) Android
5 55 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
10 14 (0.58%) Fedora
11 8 (0.33%) SUSE
12 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.12%) CentOS
14 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.082%) Debian
15 2 (0.082%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.041%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (49.05%) Computer Science
2 961 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 697 (28.73%) Software Engineering
4 457 (18.84%) DevOps
5 431 (17.77%) Full Stack Development
6 407 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
7 396 (16.32%) Microservices
8 340 (14.01%) Scrum
9 337 (13.89%) TDD
10 334 (13.77%) Digital Banking
11 315 (12.98%) Mathematics
12 272 (11.21%) Project Management
13 262 (10.80%) Mentoring
13 262 (10.80%) Software Testing
14 255 (10.51%) OO
15 244 (10.06%) Validation
16 241 (9.93%) Test Automation
17 211 (8.70%) Business Continuity
18 197 (8.12%) Cross-Browser Testing
19 188 (7.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 599 (24.69%) Java
2 579 (23.87%) JavaScript
3 529 (21.81%) Python
4 521 (21.48%) SQL
5 399 (16.45%) C#
6 216 (8.90%) C++
7 204 (8.41%) Shell Script
8 193 (7.96%) Groovy
9 120 (4.95%) C
10 88 (3.63%) TypeScript
11 80 (3.30%) Bash Shell
12 60 (2.47%) Go
13 54 (2.23%) PHP
14 50 (2.06%) Ruby
15 38 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 38 (1.57%) R
16 28 (1.15%) Kotlin
16 28 (1.15%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.91%) Gremlin
17 22 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 618 (25.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 198 (8.16%) OCP
2 198 (8.16%) Oracle Certification
3 136 (5.61%) Master's Degree
4 121 (4.99%) Security Cleared
5 83 (3.42%) Numerate Degree
6 57 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 46 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.85%) CISSP
9 44 (1.81%) PhD
10 43 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 40 (1.65%) HND
12 38 (1.57%) PMI Certification
13 31 (1.28%) CCNA
13 31 (1.28%) CISM
14 30 (1.24%) DBS Check
15 26 (1.07%) ISEB
16 24 (0.99%) AWS Certification
17 23 (0.95%) MBA
18 21 (0.87%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (7.05%) QA
2 94 (3.87%) SLA
3 60 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (1.20%) Good Clinical Practice
6 24 (0.99%) GDPR
6 24 (0.99%) PMO
7 23 (0.95%) NIST
8 20 (0.82%) CDISC
9 19 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.66%) NEBOSH
11 15 (0.62%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (0.49%) Accessibility
14 8 (0.33%) COBIT
14 8 (0.33%) HL7
15 6 (0.25%) GMP
15 6 (0.25%) GRC
15 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 246 (10.14%) Docker
2 203 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (7.17%) HDFS
4 60 (2.47%) Active Directory
5 40 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (1.20%) Firmware
7 26 (1.07%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.54%) vSphere
9 10 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.16%) KVM
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.16%) XenApp
13 3 (0.12%) NFS
14 2 (0.082%) LXC
14 2 (0.082%) Postfix
14 2 (0.082%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.082%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 305 (12.57%) Ansible
2 181 (7.46%) Kubernetes
3 126 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (3.50%) Terraform
5 49 (2.02%) Puppet
6 39 (1.61%) Grafana
7 36 (1.48%) Kibana
8 23 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (0.95%) SCCM
9 9 (0.37%) WSUS
10 7 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.29%) Rancher
11 6 (0.25%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (0.16%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.16%) FlexNet
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 302 (12.45%) VMware
2 275 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 197 (8.12%) Okta
4 167 (6.88%) Oracle
5 107 (4.41%) SAP
6 78 (3.22%) Google
7 45 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (1.57%) Cisco
9 34 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.20%) Citrix
10 29 (1.20%) Remedy
11 27 (1.11%) Apple
12 22 (0.91%) Splunk
13 21 (0.87%) Adobe
14 20 (0.82%) PayPal
15 19 (0.78%) Xamarin
16 18 (0.74%) Ericsson
17 17 (0.70%) Dynatrace
17 17 (0.70%) HP
18 15 (0.62%) Cadence