Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 989 3,581 3,822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.91% 14.02% 13.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.82% 50.30% 49.80%
Number of salaries quoted 827 2,693 3,062
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 2,257 7,119 7,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.17% 27.86% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 5,173 5,970
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 -10 351 £50,000 +11.11% 109
Hampshire -6 260 £45,000 - 62
Berkshire -9 193 £55,000 +10.00% 48
Surrey -1 165 £60,000 +20.00% 35
Oxfordshire -8 109 £47,500 +18.75% 33
West Sussex -9 100 £52,500 +10.53% 21
East Sussex +6 82 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Buckinghamshire -10 52 £50,000 - 28
Kent -9 12 £42,500 +13.89% 15
Middlesex -2 3 £45,000 -21.74%
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 371 (37.51%) C#
2 360 (36.40%) Computer Science
3 349 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (28.72%) .NET
5 280 (28.31%) SQL
6 263 (26.59%) JavaScript
7 244 (24.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 241 (24.37%) Software Engineering
9 213 (21.54%) HTML
10 186 (18.81%) Microsoft
11 171 (17.29%) SQL Server
11 171 (17.29%) CSS
12 168 (16.99%) Azure
13 164 (16.58%) Mathematics
14 146 (14.76%) Windows
15 143 (14.46%) Scrum
15 143 (14.46%) Docker
16 140 (14.16%) Microservices
17 139 (14.05%) TDD
18 132 (13.35%) Python
18 132 (13.35%) Test Automation
19 131 (13.25%) Git (software)
20 130 (13.14%) Finance
21 129 (13.04%) Java
22 122 (12.34%) C++
22 122 (12.34%) .NET Core
23 117 (11.83%) .NET Framework
24 115 (11.63%) Linux
25 110 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
26 109 (11.02%) Machine Learning

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 27 (2.73%) Confluence
2 22 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.12%) IIS
4 19 (1.92%) Apache
5 16 (1.62%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.61%) WordPress
9 5 (0.51%) CMS
10 4 (0.40%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.40%) Tornado
11 3 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.20%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.20%) SAS
12 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.91%) Sketch
6 8 (0.81%) InVision
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) Fusion 360
8 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.01%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.81%) SAP MM
4 8 (0.81%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.10%) Shopify
8 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 168 (16.99%) Azure
2 66 (6.67%) AWS
3 62 (6.27%) SaaS
4 32 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (3.13%) GCP
6 30 (3.03%) Power Platform
7 22 (2.22%) Office 365
8 15 (1.52%) PaaS
9 13 (1.31%) GitHub
9 13 (1.31%) IaaS
10 12 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.21%) Serverless
11 5 (0.51%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.51%) Stackdriver
12 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.40%) NuGet
13 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.30%) Asana
13 3 (0.30%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.73%) DNS
2 26 (2.63%) VPN
3 25 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.33%) Firewall
5 20 (2.02%) SSL
6 17 (1.72%) H.323
7 15 (1.52%) 4G
7 15 (1.52%) Wireless
8 14 (1.42%) VoIP
8 14 (1.42%) WAN
9 13 (1.31%) Skype
10 11 (1.11%) HTTP
10 11 (1.11%) Network Security
11 10 (1.01%) 5G
11 10 (1.01%) LAN
12 8 (0.81%) DHCP
12 8 (0.81%) Internet
12 8 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.71%) 3G
13 7 (0.71%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (17.29%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 44 (4.45%) Big Data
4 39 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 35 (3.54%) MySQL
6 27 (2.73%) Power BI
7 21 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.82%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.81%) DB2
15 7 (0.71%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.71%) QlikView
16 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 5 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.51%) SAP HANA
18 4 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 131 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.38%) Selenium
3 57 (5.76%) JIRA
4 30 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 27 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 25 (2.53%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.91%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.91%) LoadRunner
9 9 (0.91%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.81%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.61%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.61%) JMeter
12 5 (0.51%) Gradle
12 5 (0.51%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 130 (13.14%) Finance
2 59 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.04%) Electronics
4 32 (3.24%) Marketing
5 26 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.12%) Games
7 17 (1.72%) Legal
8 16 (1.62%) French Language
9 14 (1.42%) Law
9 14 (1.42%) Retail
10 13 (1.31%) Military
11 12 (1.21%) Public Sector
12 11 (1.11%) Banking
13 9 (0.91%) Advertising
13 9 (0.91%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.71%) Norwegian Language
15 4 (0.40%) Automotive
16 3 (0.30%) Billing
16 3 (0.30%) Korean Language
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 293 (29.63%) Developer
2 144 (14.56%) Software Engineer
3 84 (8.49%) .NET Developer
4 83 (8.39%) Software Developer
5 81 (8.19%) Analyst
6 80 (8.09%) Junior
7 78 (7.89%) Graduate
8 70 (7.08%) C# Developer
9 60 (6.07%) Architect
10 51 (5.16%) Junior Developer
11 50 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (4.95%) Senior Developer
13 48 (4.85%) Consultant
14 41 (4.15%) Java Developer
14 41 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
15 37 (3.74%) Graduate Developer
16 35 (3.54%) Agile Developer
17 34 (3.44%) Agile C# Developer
18 31 (3.13%) Project Manager
19 27 (2.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (28.72%) .NET
2 213 (21.54%) HTML
3 171 (17.29%) CSS
4 122 (12.34%) .NET Core
5 117 (11.83%) .NET Framework
6 91 (9.20%) React
7 78 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 71 (7.18%) ASP.NET
9 56 (5.66%) Web Services
10 55 (5.56%) jQuery
11 44 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (4.35%) XML
13 40 (4.04%) REST
13 40 (4.04%) SOAP
14 38 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (3.54%) Entity Framework
16 34 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 34 (3.44%) NHibernate
17 32 (3.24%) Node.js
18 31 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 52 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.44%) User Experience
6 31 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.73%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 20 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 20 (2.02%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.82%) CMDB
12 15 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.01%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.01%) PMI
14 10 (1.01%) SIMD
15 9 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.76%) Windows
2 115 (11.63%) Linux
3 31 (3.13%) Android
4 25 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (0.71%) Unix
9 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.10%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (36.40%) Computer Science
2 349 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (24.37%) Software Engineering
4 164 (16.58%) Mathematics
5 143 (14.46%) Scrum
6 140 (14.16%) Microservices
7 139 (14.05%) TDD
8 132 (13.35%) Test Automation
9 110 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (11.02%) Machine Learning
11 103 (10.41%) DevOps
12 102 (10.31%) Project Management
13 89 (9.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 89 (9.00%) Mentoring
14 81 (8.19%) OO
15 78 (7.89%) OOP
16 74 (7.48%) MVC
17 69 (6.98%) Unit Testing
18 63 (6.37%) Web Development
19 59 (5.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 371 (37.51%) C#
2 280 (28.31%) SQL
3 263 (26.59%) JavaScript
4 132 (13.35%) Python
5 129 (13.04%) Java
6 122 (12.34%) C++
7 87 (8.80%) C
8 33 (3.34%) T-SQL
9 31 (3.13%) MATLAB
10 27 (2.73%) R
11 24 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 24 (2.43%) Scala
12 22 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.72%) Go
14 16 (1.62%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.52%) PHP
16 10 (1.01%) Kotlin
17 7 (0.71%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.71%) Rust
18 6 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 244 (24.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 75 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.65%) Master's Degree
4 31 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.93%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.12%) MCSE
7 17 (1.72%) ISEB
7 17 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.21%) CCNA
9 12 (1.21%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.11%) CISSP
10 11 (1.11%) PhD
11 10 (1.01%) PMP
12 8 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.71%) CISA
13 7 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.61%) CEH
14 6 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.36%) QA
2 15 (1.52%) SLA
3 14 (1.42%) PMO
4 13 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.01%) GDPR
6 8 (0.81%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.61%) ISO 13485
8 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.51%) NIST
9 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.30%) NCSC
11 2 (0.20%) COBIT
12 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (14.46%) Docker
2 38 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.22%) Firmware
6 8 (0.81%) KVM
7 5 (0.51%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.40%) vSphere
9 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 72 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.92%) Puppet
3 16 (1.62%) Ansible
3 16 (1.62%) HP UCMDB
4 13 (1.31%) Terraform
5 12 (1.21%) SCCM
6 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.51%) Grafana
8 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.20%) Kibana
9 2 (0.20%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.20%) Salt
9 2 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.10%) Oozie
10 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 186 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.36%) VMware
3 39 (3.94%) Google
4 35 (3.54%) SAP
5 29 (2.93%) Oracle
6 25 (2.53%) ServiceNow
7 24 (2.43%) HP
8 21 (2.12%) Remedy
9 16 (1.62%) BMC
9 16 (1.62%) Cisco
10 11 (1.11%) Citrix
11 9 (0.91%) Cadence
11 9 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.91%) Splunk
11 9 (0.91%) Tableau
12 8 (0.81%) Ericsson
13 7 (0.71%) Adobe
13 7 (0.71%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.71%) Nokia
13 7 (0.71%) Nortel