Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3964 5418 6022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.63% 14.71% 14.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.17% 46.39% 46.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3421 4660 4788
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 8062 11678 13047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.73% 31.71% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6538 9436 10050
South East median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £46,658 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.41% +3.68% -

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 +1 1721 £40,000 -11.11% 132
Berkshire -1 873 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Surrey -2 781 £45,000 +5.88% 54
Hampshire -2 752 £42,500 +13.33% 51
Oxfordshire +7 531 £35,000 -19.54% 59
West Sussex 0 354 £40,000 -2.44% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 332 £37,500 -6.25% 17
East Sussex -10 190 £44,000 +25.71% 9
Kent -11 95 £30,000 -25.00% 18
Middlesex +6 33 £52,500 +31.25%
Sussex 0 8 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Isle of Wight +6 7 £24,000 -9.43% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £69,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1513 (38.17%) Computer Science
2 1180 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 926 (23.36%) C#
4 910 (22.96%) SQL
5 845 (21.32%) Software Engineering
6 802 (20.23%) JavaScript
7 782 (19.73%) Java
7 782 (19.73%) Microsoft
8 757 (19.10%) .NET
9 740 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 669 (16.88%) Windows
11 657 (16.57%) SQL Server
12 636 (16.04%) Linux
13 624 (15.74%) HTML
14 602 (15.19%) Finance
15 600 (15.14%) C++
16 585 (14.76%) CSS
17 535 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
18 474 (11.96%) Mathematics
19 455 (11.48%) ASP.NET
20 450 (11.35%) Project Management
21 426 (10.75%) C
22 398 (10.04%) MVC
23 369 (9.31%) Web Services
24 368 (9.28%) Scrum
25 366 (9.23%) Python
26 350 (8.83%) jQuery
27 340 (8.58%) AngularJS
28 339 (8.55%) OO
29 334 (8.43%) Test Automation

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
1 137 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 90 (2.27%) IIS
3 52 (1.31%) OpenStack
4 49 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 47 (1.19%) Apache
6 46 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 41 (1.03%) SAS
8 40 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 30 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 25 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.55%) CMS
14 20 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.50%) JBoss
15 18 (0.45%) WordPress
16 15 (0.38%) Confluence
17 14 (0.35%) Drupal
18 11 (0.28%) Skype for Business
19 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 216 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 205 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 62 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.25%) FrameMaker
11 8 (0.20%) RoboHelp
12 7 (0.18%) Maple
12 7 (0.18%) Simulink
13 6 (0.15%) Autodesk Smoke
13 6 (0.15%) PTC Creo
13 6 (0.15%) Revit
14 4 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.10%) Mathcad
14 4 (0.10%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 53 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 19 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 16 (0.40%) Exstream
6 15 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.15%) Infor M3
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.15%) SAP R/3
11 5 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 200 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (4.06%) SaaS
4 104 (2.62%) Office 365
5 62 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (1.51%) PaaS
7 33 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.76%) GitHub
9 24 (0.61%) IaaS
10 17 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
11 16 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.38%) Akamai
13 14 (0.35%) Datadog
13 14 (0.35%) Google Analytics
14 13 (0.33%) Force.com
15 11 (0.28%) Trello
16 9 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
18 6 (0.15%) AdWords
19 5 (0.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 179 (4.52%) Internet
2 151 (3.81%) Firewall
3 111 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 87 (2.19%) DNS
5 71 (1.79%) Network Security
6 69 (1.74%) LAN
7 66 (1.66%) WAN
8 65 (1.64%) VPN
9 59 (1.49%) Wireless
10 51 (1.29%) DHCP
11 49 (1.24%) HTTP
12 46 (1.16%) IPsec
13 45 (1.14%) SAN
14 41 (1.03%) VoIP
15 38 (0.96%) Ethernet
16 37 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (0.91%) FTP
17 36 (0.91%) Intranet
18 33 (0.83%) BGP
18 33 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 221 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 194 (4.89%) MySQL
4 171 (4.31%) Big Data
5 87 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 67 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 65 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (1.56%) GIS
10 52 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 49 (1.24%) Power BI
11 49 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 47 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 44 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 42 (1.06%) Data Mining
15 39 (0.98%) Apache Hive
15 39 (0.98%) MongoDB
16 32 (0.81%) QlikView
16 32 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 238 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 193 (4.87%) Visual Studio
3 167 (4.21%) JIRA
4 160 (4.04%) Selenium
5 145 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 115 (2.90%) Subversion
7 91 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (1.77%) Maven
9 66 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 60 (1.51%) WebDriver
11 57 (1.44%) JUnit
12 50 (1.26%) Bugzilla
13 44 (1.11%) Trac
14 40 (1.01%) NUnit
15 39 (0.98%) JMeter
15 39 (0.98%) JSUnit
16 37 (0.93%) Cucumber
17 31 (0.78%) HP UFT
17 31 (0.78%) IntelliJ
18 29 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 602 (15.19%) Finance
2 304 (7.67%) Marketing
3 292 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 217 (5.47%) Electronics
5 149 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 127 (3.20%) Retail
7 108 (2.72%) Automotive
8 93 (2.35%) Legal
9 85 (2.14%) Aerospace
10 54 (1.36%) Banking
11 53 (1.34%) Games
12 29 (0.73%) Advertising
12 29 (0.73%) German Language
13 26 (0.66%) Law
14 25 (0.63%) Digital Economy
15 23 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 21 (0.53%) Military
17 19 (0.48%) Front Office
18 17 (0.43%) Billing
18 17 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1291 (32.57%) Developer
2 490 (12.36%) Analyst
3 431 (10.87%) Graduate
4 384 (9.69%) Software Developer
5 356 (8.98%) .NET Developer
6 298 (7.52%) Junior
7 294 (7.42%) Software Engineer
8 271 (6.84%) C# Developer
9 246 (6.21%) Consultant
10 229 (5.78%) Senior Developer
11 214 (5.40%) Graduate Developer
12 199 (5.02%) Java Developer
13 189 (4.77%) Junior Developer
14 181 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
15 138 (3.48%) Project Manager
16 129 (3.25%) .NET Software Developer
17 117 (2.95%) Administrator
17 117 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
18 116 (2.93%) Architect
19 114 (2.88%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (19.10%) .NET
2 624 (15.74%) HTML
3 585 (14.76%) CSS
4 455 (11.48%) ASP.NET
5 369 (9.31%) Web Services
6 350 (8.83%) jQuery
7 340 (8.58%) AngularJS
8 282 (7.11%) XML
9 246 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 202 (5.10%) REST
11 173 (4.36%) HTML5
12 157 (3.96%) .NET Framework
13 138 (3.48%) Spring
14 124 (3.13%) WCF
15 119 (3.00%) Ajax
15 119 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 115 (2.90%) JSON
17 103 (2.60%) RESTful
18 96 (2.42%) CSS3
19 90 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1513 (38.17%) Computer Science
2 535 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (5.20%) Management Information System
4 170 (4.29%) User Experience
5 133 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 108 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 91 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (2.09%) Data Centre
9 73 (1.84%) Social Media
10 59 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 56 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 49 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 38 (0.96%) Contactless
14 36 (0.91%) PKI
15 33 (0.83%) PMI
16 30 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 30 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
17 29 (0.73%) Data Structures
18 26 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
18 26 (0.66%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 669 (16.88%) Windows
2 636 (16.04%) Linux
3 223 (5.63%) Unix
4 163 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 154 (3.88%) Android
6 117 (2.95%) Apple iOS
7 58 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 48 (1.21%) CentOS
9 48 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.11%) Solaris
11 42 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (0.96%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 29 (0.73%) Mac OS X
14 29 (0.73%) VxWorks
15 27 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
18 13 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1180 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 845 (21.32%) Software Engineering
3 474 (11.96%) Mathematics
4 450 (11.35%) Project Management
5 398 (10.04%) MVC
6 368 (9.28%) Scrum
7 339 (8.55%) OO
8 334 (8.43%) Test Automation
9 286 (7.21%) ITIL
10 279 (7.04%) SDLC
11 278 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
12 277 (6.99%) Web Development
13 270 (6.81%) TDD
14 260 (6.56%) Mentoring
15 210 (5.30%) PRINCE2
16 193 (4.87%) Unit Testing
17 187 (4.72%) Physics
18 185 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
19 179 (4.52%) CRM
20 172 (4.34%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 926 (23.36%) C#
2 910 (22.96%) SQL
3 802 (20.23%) JavaScript
4 782 (19.73%) Java
5 600 (15.14%) C++
6 426 (10.75%) C
7 366 (9.23%) Python
8 201 (5.07%) PHP
9 134 (3.38%) Perl
10 131 (3.30%) VB.NET
11 113 (2.85%) T-SQL
12 107 (2.70%) Ruby
13 95 (2.40%) PowerShell
14 88 (2.22%) Shell Script
15 83 (2.09%) R
16 75 (1.89%) TypeScript
17 73 (1.84%) Objective-C
18 65 (1.64%) PL/SQL
19 54 (1.36%) MATLAB
20 51 (1.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 740 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 231 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 164 (4.14%) Master's Degree
4 149 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 143 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 119 (3.00%) ISTQB
7 97 (2.45%) CISSP
8 89 (2.25%) PhD
9 88 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
10 83 (2.09%) PMI Certification
11 74 (1.87%) CISM
12 73 (1.84%) ISEB
13 64 (1.61%) PMP
14 61 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
15 52 (1.31%) MCSE
16 49 (1.24%) DV Cleared
17 48 (1.21%) HND
17 48 (1.21%) MBA
18 39 (0.98%) CCNA
18 39 (0.98%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (6.91%) QA
2 102 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (1.79%) SLA
4 56 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.08%) PMO
6 35 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.30%) COBIT
10 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.20%) GDPR
14 7 (0.18%) GAMP
14 7 (0.18%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.15%) ISO 26262
15 6 (0.15%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 151 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 128 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (1.79%) Docker
4 50 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (1.14%) Firmware
6 37 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.55%) XenApp
8 20 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (0.33%) HDFS
10 12 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.28%) MetaFrame
12 9 (0.23%) KVM
12 9 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.18%) LXC
15 6 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.13%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 84 (2.12%) Ansible
2 48 (1.21%) SCCM
3 44 (1.11%) Puppet
4 25 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.58%) Nessus
7 22 (0.55%) SCOM
8 21 (0.53%) Nagios
9 15 (0.38%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
12 8 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.20%) Nmap
12 8 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.20%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.18%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.18%) Icinga
13 7 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 782 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 304 (7.67%) Oracle
3 198 (4.99%) VMware
4 183 (4.62%) SAP
5 112 (2.83%) Cisco
6 89 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 75 (1.89%) HP
8 54 (1.36%) Citrix
9 48 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (0.98%) IBM
11 37 (0.93%) Adobe
12 33 (0.83%) Google
12 33 (0.83%) Hyperion
12 33 (0.83%) Palo Alto
13 31 (0.78%) Juniper
14 29 (0.73%) EMC
15 27 (0.68%) Sun
16 22 (0.55%) OpenText
16 22 (0.55%) Tableau
16 22 (0.55%) Twitter