Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 16 10
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,874 916 3,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 15.97% 11.46% 13.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.39% 43.54% 50.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,430 733 2,642
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,525 £31,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.04%

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 5,097 2,104 6,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.33% 26.33% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,732 1,567 5,237
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 1,124 £50,000 - 228
Hampshire +5 783 £48,000 +6.67% 116
Berkshire +10 654 £57,500 +4.55% 100
Surrey +9 484 £55,000 - 88
Oxfordshire +12 341 £44,345 -11.31% 63
West Sussex +9 195 £46,000 -12.38% 42
East Sussex -4 149 £35,280 +0.80% 23
Buckinghamshire -4 138 £50,000 +3.63% 65
Kent +19 112 £50,000 +33.33% 26
Sussex - 8 £35,280 - 1
Middlesex +11 6 - - 1
Home Counties - 6 £80,000 -
Isle of Wight - 5 £33,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,285 (44.71%) Computer Science
2 1,206 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
3 973 (33.86%) Social Skills
4 804 (27.97%) Software Engineering
5 729 (25.37%) Finance
6 655 (22.79%) Java
7 598 (20.81%) JavaScript
8 590 (20.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 581 (20.22%) Linux
10 565 (19.66%) DevOps
11 562 (19.55%) Python
12 513 (17.85%) SQL
13 502 (17.47%) AWS
14 491 (17.08%) Full Stack Development
15 471 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
16 466 (16.21%) C#
17 462 (16.08%) CSS
18 453 (15.76%) Azure
19 450 (15.66%) React
20 421 (14.65%) AngularJS
21 419 (14.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 413 (14.37%) Project Management
23 411 (14.30%) Law
24 410 (14.27%) Git (software)
25 404 (14.06%) Microservices
26 398 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
27 390 (13.57%) Banking
28 384 (13.36%) Mathematics
29 374 (13.01%) Scrum
30 368 (12.80%) Jenkins

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
1 237 (8.25%) Apache Spark
2 213 (7.41%) GemFire
3 196 (6.82%) Apache
4 80 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 55 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 47 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 45 (1.57%) SAS
8 25 (0.87%) JBoss
9 23 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.77%) Confluence
11 17 (0.59%) CMS
11 17 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.45%) WordPress
14 11 (0.38%) IIS
15 7 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.24%) Kentico
15 7 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.45%) Figma
9 12 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.42%) InDesign
10 11 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
10 11 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
10 11 (0.38%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.21%) InVision
11 6 (0.21%) UXPin
12 5 (0.17%) SPSS
13 4 (0.14%) Simulink
14 3 (0.10%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 26 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 16 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.52%) Sentinel
5 12 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.31%) Magento
7 7 (0.24%) SAP BRIM
8 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.21%) SAP MDG
9 5 (0.17%) Primavera
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
10 4 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 4 (0.14%) Infor CRM
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.14%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 502 (17.47%) AWS
2 453 (15.76%) Azure
3 276 (9.60%) GitHub
4 182 (6.33%) Amazon Kinesis
5 152 (5.29%) SaaS
6 139 (4.84%) GCP
7 95 (3.31%) Microsoft 365
8 92 (3.20%) OpenShift
9 91 (3.17%) Power Platform
10 87 (3.03%) Serverless
11 62 (2.16%) PaaS
12 60 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
13 51 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
15 28 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
17 25 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 23 (0.80%) Amazon S3
19 20 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
20 19 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.91%) Internet
2 52 (1.81%) Firewall
3 44 (1.53%) HTTP
4 39 (1.36%) VPN
5 37 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 29 (1.01%) Calico
7 28 (0.97%) Wireless
8 25 (0.87%) Ethernet
9 24 (0.84%) BGP
10 23 (0.80%) DNS
10 23 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.77%) SAN
12 21 (0.73%) IPsec
13 19 (0.66%) 4G
13 19 (0.66%) 5G
14 18 (0.63%) Wireshark
15 16 (0.56%) MGW
16 15 (0.52%) WAN
17 14 (0.49%) DHCP
17 14 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (10.58%) Relational Database
2 271 (9.43%) NoSQL
3 244 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
4 229 (7.97%) HBase
5 224 (7.79%) MariaDB
6 218 (7.59%) Big Data
7 183 (6.37%) SQL Server
8 181 (6.30%) Redis
9 71 (2.47%) MySQL
10 68 (2.37%) Power BI
11 67 (2.33%) Hadoop
12 45 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.22%) Tableau
14 28 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 27 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (0.84%) Oracle Database
18 21 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (0.70%) Metadata
20 19 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 410 (14.27%) Git (software)
2 368 (12.80%) Jenkins
3 236 (8.21%) Protractor
4 234 (8.14%) Gradle
5 229 (7.97%) Cucumber
6 216 (7.52%) Cypress.io
7 215 (7.48%) Sonatype Nexus
8 207 (7.20%) Storybook
9 193 (6.72%) Eclipse
10 191 (6.65%) JUnit
11 184 (6.40%) IntelliJ
12 174 (6.05%) Mockito
13 137 (4.77%) Artifactory
14 135 (4.70%) Selenium
15 100 (3.48%) JIRA
16 88 (3.06%) SonarQube
17 41 (1.43%) Subversion
18 37 (1.29%) gulp
19 32 (1.11%) Visual Studio
19 32 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 973 (33.86%) Social Skills
2 729 (25.37%) Finance
3 419 (14.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 411 (14.30%) Law
5 398 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
6 390 (13.57%) Banking
7 201 (6.99%) Marketing
8 159 (5.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 140 (4.87%) Presentation Skills
10 133 (4.63%) Telecoms
11 121 (4.21%) Manufacturing
12 111 (3.86%) Retail
13 98 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
14 86 (2.99%) Influencing Skills
15 76 (2.64%) Electronics
16 63 (2.19%) Legal
17 53 (1.84%) Advertising
17 53 (1.84%) Aerospace
18 44 (1.53%) Spanish Language
19 40 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 591 (20.56%) Developer
2 497 (17.29%) Software Engineer
3 239 (8.32%) Analyst
4 194 (6.75%) Software Developer
5 153 (5.32%) Principal Engineer
6 148 (5.15%) Senior Software Engineer
7 141 (4.91%) Principal Software Engineer
8 125 (4.35%) Architect
9 115 (4.00%) Junior
10 102 (3.55%) Graduate
11 82 (2.85%) Consultant
12 76 (2.64%) .NET Developer
13 75 (2.61%) Project Manager
14 72 (2.51%) Java Developer
14 72 (2.51%) Lead Software Engineer
15 71 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 71 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
16 70 (2.44%) Senior Developer
17 63 (2.19%) C# Developer
18 60 (2.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (16.08%) CSS
2 450 (15.66%) React
3 421 (14.65%) AngularJS
4 367 (12.77%) Node.js
5 317 (11.03%) Spring
6 315 (10.96%) HTML
7 286 (9.95%) Kafka
8 285 (9.92%) .NET
9 254 (8.84%) RabbitMQ
10 234 (8.14%) RESTful
11 233 (8.11%) JSON
12 226 (7.86%) Redux
13 216 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 210 (7.31%) Express
15 207 (7.20%) Tailwind CSS
16 203 (7.06%) WireMock
17 197 (6.85%) Play Framework
18 192 (6.68%) Web Services
19 181 (6.30%) Spark Streaming
20 178 (6.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 308 (10.72%) User Experience
2 271 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
3 205 (7.13%) Linux Command Line
4 195 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 133 (4.63%) Life Science
6 130 (4.52%) Algorithms
7 82 (2.85%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 52 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 52 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 41 (1.43%) Cloud Native
11 40 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
12 39 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 35 (1.22%) PMI
14 34 (1.18%) Social Media
15 29 (1.01%) Renewable Energy
16 26 (0.90%) NHS
17 25 (0.87%) Biotechnology
17 25 (0.87%) Robotics
18 24 (0.84%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 581 (20.22%) Linux
2 315 (10.96%) Unix
3 260 (9.05%) Windows
4 92 (3.20%) Android
5 65 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 58 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.45%) Fedora
11 8 (0.28%) SUSE
12 5 (0.17%) Solaris
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.14%) CentOS
13 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.10%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.070%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,285 (44.71%) Computer Science
2 1,206 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
3 804 (27.97%) Software Engineering
4 565 (19.66%) DevOps
5 491 (17.08%) Full Stack Development
6 471 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
7 413 (14.37%) Project Management
8 404 (14.06%) Microservices
9 384 (13.36%) Mathematics
10 374 (13.01%) Scrum
11 356 (12.39%) Digital Banking
12 349 (12.14%) TDD
13 300 (10.44%) Mentoring
14 297 (10.33%) OO
15 292 (10.16%) Analytics
16 272 (9.46%) Validation
17 266 (9.26%) Software Testing
18 249 (8.66%) Risk Management
19 247 (8.59%) Business Continuity
20 239 (8.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 655 (22.79%) Java
2 598 (20.81%) JavaScript
3 562 (19.55%) Python
4 513 (17.85%) SQL
5 466 (16.21%) C#
6 240 (8.35%) C++
7 239 (8.32%) Shell Script
8 208 (7.24%) C
8 208 (7.24%) Groovy
9 77 (2.68%) PHP
10 69 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 68 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 66 (2.30%) Go
13 60 (2.09%) Perl
14 56 (1.95%) PowerShell
15 53 (1.84%) Ruby
16 47 (1.64%) R
17 37 (1.29%) Kotlin
18 28 (0.97%) MATLAB
18 28 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 590 (20.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 207 (7.20%) OCP
2 207 (7.20%) Oracle Certification
3 172 (5.98%) Master's Degree
4 127 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 79 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
6 69 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 55 (1.91%) CISSP
7 55 (1.91%) HND
7 55 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 52 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (1.64%) PhD
9 47 (1.64%) PMP
10 44 (1.53%) CISM
11 41 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (1.08%) MBA
13 30 (1.04%) CCNA
14 28 (0.97%) DBS Check
15 24 (0.84%) APMP
16 23 (0.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (5.39%) QA
2 128 (4.45%) SLA
3 69 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 42 (1.46%) PMO
6 35 (1.22%) GDPR
6 35 (1.22%) Good Clinical Practice
7 29 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.97%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.97%) NIST
9 24 (0.84%) CDISC
10 20 (0.70%) DO-254
11 17 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 16 (0.56%) NEBOSH
13 15 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.49%) PCI DSS
15 12 (0.42%) Accessibility
16 11 (0.38%) COBIT
17 9 (0.31%) GMP
17 9 (0.31%) ITGC
System Software
1 229 (7.97%) Docker
2 216 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (6.51%) HDFS
4 51 (1.77%) Active Directory
5 40 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (1.15%) Firmware
7 20 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.42%) vSphere
9 10 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.14%) XenApp
13 3 (0.10%) LXC
14 2 (0.070%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.070%) iptables
14 2 (0.070%) KVM
14 2 (0.070%) Postfix
14 2 (0.070%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 354 (12.32%) Ansible
2 190 (6.61%) Kubernetes
3 145 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 109 (3.79%) Terraform
5 54 (1.88%) Puppet
6 41 (1.43%) Grafana
7 32 (1.11%) Kibana
8 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.45%) SCCM
10 9 (0.31%) WSUS
11 7 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.24%) Rancher
12 6 (0.21%) CSIRT
12 6 (0.21%) PowerCLI
12 6 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.17%) Opsview
14 4 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.10%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 336 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 310 (10.79%) VMware
3 207 (7.20%) Okta
4 180 (6.26%) Oracle
5 123 (4.28%) SAP
6 88 (3.06%) Google
7 54 (1.88%) Cisco
8 46 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.46%) Citrix
10 39 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.25%) Workday
12 35 (1.22%) Adobe
13 28 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 23 (0.80%) Ariba
15 18 (0.63%) Cadence
15 18 (0.63%) PayPal
15 18 (0.63%) Splunk
16 16 (0.56%) Apple
16 16 (0.56%) MuleSoft
17 15 (0.52%) LabWare