Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,610 3,802 3,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.04% 12.90% 13.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.50% 49.43% 49.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,630 2,984 3,416
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,825 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,148 7,692 8,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.79% 26.09% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,199 5,987 6,569
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.73%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 +8 1,501 £45,000 - 270
Hampshire 0 938 £46,000 +2.22% 142
Berkshire +5 753 £50,000 +11.11% 83
Surrey +2 534 £50,000 +11.11% 118
Oxfordshire +13 458 £40,000 -15.79% 104
West Sussex +3 327 £47,500 +14.46% 51
Buckinghamshire +5 291 £48,000 +20.00% 83
East Sussex +17 167 £38,000 -24.00% 33
Kent -2 105 £35,000 - 71
Middlesex -1 14 £57,500 +4.55% 1
M4 Corridor - 8 - -
Isle of Wight -11 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Home Counties -5 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 1,428 (39.56%) Computer Science
2 1,221 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 963 (26.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 940 (26.04%) C#
5 768 (21.27%) Software Engineering
6 719 (19.92%) .NET
7 698 (19.34%) SQL
8 666 (18.45%) Microsoft
9 608 (16.84%) JavaScript
10 585 (16.20%) Finance
11 548 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
12 536 (14.85%) Mathematics
13 523 (14.49%) Java
14 494 (13.68%) Python
15 484 (13.41%) Project Management
16 480 (13.30%) C++
17 479 (13.27%) ITIL
18 466 (12.91%) HTML
19 457 (12.66%) Azure
20 452 (12.52%) Windows
20 452 (12.52%) Linux
21 435 (12.05%) SQL Server
22 431 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
23 371 (10.28%) C
24 363 (10.06%) AWS
25 354 (9.81%) Git (software)
26 326 (9.03%) CSS
27 310 (8.59%) Scrum
28 291 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
29 290 (8.03%) Management Information System

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
1 116 (3.21%) Confluence
2 62 (1.72%) Apache
3 60 (1.66%) IIS
4 43 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.14%) CMS
5 41 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (1.14%) SAS
6 35 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 35 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 33 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 28 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.44%) JBoss
9 16 (0.44%) WordPress
10 15 (0.42%) nginx
11 14 (0.39%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.33%) Drupal
12 12 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.33%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 174 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.47%) Simulink
7 16 (0.44%) Sketch
8 13 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
9 10 (0.28%) SPSS
10 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.14%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.11%) InVision
14 4 (0.11%) Stata
15 3 (0.083%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.083%) SPSS Modeler
16 2 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.055%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 29 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.47%) SAP SD
5 13 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
7 10 (0.28%) SAP MM
8 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.17%) HFM
9 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 457 (12.66%) Azure
2 363 (10.06%) AWS
3 158 (4.38%) SaaS
4 98 (2.71%) GCP
5 73 (2.02%) Office 365
6 68 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.25%) Power Platform
8 30 (0.83%) Serverless
9 27 (0.75%) GitHub
10 26 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.69%) IaaS
12 24 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 20 (0.55%) PaaS
16 17 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 11 (0.30%) Heroku
19 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
19 9 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.88%) Firewall
2 110 (3.05%) WAN
3 98 (2.71%) LAN
4 89 (2.47%) DNS
5 82 (2.27%) Wireless
6 76 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
7 74 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 71 (1.97%) DHCP
9 67 (1.86%) VPN
10 61 (1.69%) Network Security
11 51 (1.41%) Internet
12 46 (1.27%) SAN
13 44 (1.22%) VoIP
14 38 (1.05%) Unified Communications
15 33 (0.91%) Ethernet
16 31 (0.86%) MPLS
17 30 (0.83%) Wireless Security
18 29 (0.80%) PABX
19 24 (0.66%) Skype
20 23 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 137 (3.80%) Big Data
3 102 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 101 (2.80%) MySQL
4 101 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 77 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 54 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (1.22%) Power BI
11 43 (1.19%) DB2
11 43 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 32 (0.89%) Redis
13 26 (0.72%) Blockchain
13 26 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (0.66%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 354 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 237 (6.57%) JIRA
3 215 (5.96%) Jenkins
4 124 (3.43%) Selenium
5 104 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 98 (2.71%) Subversion
7 79 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (1.36%) SpecFlow
9 46 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 42 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 40 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 40 (1.11%) Eclipse
12 34 (0.94%) Maven
13 32 (0.89%) MSI
14 27 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 22 (0.61%) Bugzilla
16 22 (0.61%) Hudson
17 21 (0.58%) Mocha
General
1 585 (16.20%) Finance
2 212 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 181 (5.01%) Electronics
4 174 (4.82%) Marketing
5 171 (4.74%) Manufacturing
6 154 (4.27%) Retail
7 141 (3.91%) Public Sector
8 130 (3.60%) Banking
9 69 (1.91%) Legal
10 63 (1.75%) German Language
11 58 (1.61%) Aerospace
12 56 (1.55%) Italian Language
13 48 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 34 (0.94%) Automotive
15 33 (0.91%) French Language
16 30 (0.83%) Advertising
17 29 (0.80%) Law
18 22 (0.61%) Games
19 18 (0.50%) Military
20 16 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 882 (24.43%) Developer
2 449 (12.44%) Software Engineer
3 355 (9.83%) Graduate
4 347 (9.61%) Analyst
5 320 (8.86%) Junior
6 291 (8.06%) Software Developer
7 283 (7.84%) Architect
8 225 (6.23%) .NET Developer
9 208 (5.76%) Consultant
10 190 (5.26%) Junior Developer
11 161 (4.46%) C# Developer
12 160 (4.43%) Graduate Developer
13 155 (4.29%) Senior Developer
14 147 (4.07%) Java Developer
15 143 (3.96%) Project Manager
16 132 (3.66%) Support Engineer
17 113 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
18 110 (3.05%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 107 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
20 106 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 719 (19.92%) .NET
2 466 (12.91%) HTML
3 326 (9.03%) CSS
4 272 (7.53%) ASP.NET
5 252 (6.98%) AngularJS
6 241 (6.68%) Web Services
7 160 (4.43%) XML
8 159 (4.40%) jQuery
9 147 (4.07%) REST
10 135 (3.74%) HTML5
11 132 (3.66%) Node.js
12 129 (3.57%) Spring
13 119 (3.30%) WPF
14 108 (2.99%) React
15 102 (2.83%) .NET Framework
16 93 (2.58%) RESTful
17 92 (2.55%) SOAP
18 74 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 70 (1.94%) Ajax
20 60 (1.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 431 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 290 (8.03%) Management Information System
4 160 (4.43%) Algorithms
5 125 (3.46%) User Experience
6 123 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 63 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
8 60 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 55 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 54 (1.50%) PKI
11 51 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 48 (1.33%) Robotics
13 47 (1.30%) Client/Server
14 46 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 40 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 37 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
17 30 (0.83%) CESG
17 30 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 29 (0.80%) Cloud Native
19 27 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 452 (12.52%) Linux
1 452 (12.52%) Windows
2 107 (2.96%) Windows Server
3 100 (2.77%) Unix
4 88 (2.44%) Android
5 87 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 59 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.19%) Solaris
8 41 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 34 (0.94%) CentOS
11 23 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.42%) VMS
13 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.30%) VxWorks
15 10 (0.28%) Debian
16 7 (0.19%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,428 (39.56%) Computer Science
2 1,221 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 768 (21.27%) Software Engineering
4 548 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
5 536 (14.85%) Mathematics
6 484 (13.41%) Project Management
7 479 (13.27%) ITIL
8 310 (8.59%) Scrum
9 290 (8.03%) OO
10 261 (7.23%) SDLC
11 257 (7.12%) DevOps
12 248 (6.87%) Test Automation
13 241 (6.68%) MVC
14 239 (6.62%) Mentoring
15 221 (6.12%) Physics
16 213 (5.90%) Information Security
17 211 (5.84%) Analytics
17 211 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
18 209 (5.79%) PRINCE2
19 197 (5.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 940 (26.04%) C#
2 698 (19.34%) SQL
3 608 (16.84%) JavaScript
4 523 (14.49%) Java
5 494 (13.68%) Python
6 480 (13.30%) C++
7 371 (10.28%) C
8 134 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 123 (3.41%) PHP
10 88 (2.44%) R
11 71 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 65 (1.80%) MATLAB
13 63 (1.75%) Scala
14 57 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 44 (1.22%) XAML
16 43 (1.19%) VB.NET
17 37 (1.02%) TypeScript
18 33 (0.91%) Embedded C
18 33 (0.91%) Java 8
18 33 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 963 (26.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 226 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 130 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (3.43%) Numerate Degree
5 119 (3.30%) CISSP
6 118 (3.27%) Master's Degree
7 111 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 104 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (2.38%) CISM
10 77 (2.13%) DV Cleared
11 68 (1.88%) PMI Certification
12 59 (1.63%) PMP
13 58 (1.61%) ISTQB
14 56 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
15 54 (1.50%) MCP
16 49 (1.36%) DBS Check
17 47 (1.30%) CISA
18 46 (1.27%) PhD
19 45 (1.25%) CCIE
20 41 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (4.96%) QA
2 133 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (3.07%) SLA
4 72 (1.99%) PMO
5 64 (1.77%) NIST
6 60 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 49 (1.36%) GDPR
8 45 (1.25%) Data Quality
9 41 (1.14%) ISO 9001
10 34 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 28 (0.78%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
12 20 (0.55%) NCSC
13 16 (0.44%) COBIT
14 14 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.30%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.25%) GAMP
17 8 (0.22%) P3O
18 6 (0.17%) ISO 13485
18 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 210 (5.82%) Docker
2 183 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 127 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (2.69%) Firmware
5 38 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 31 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.30%) iptables
11 10 (0.28%) NFS
12 7 (0.19%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.17%) Xen
14 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.083%) Snort
15 3 (0.083%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 69 (1.91%) Ansible
3 61 (1.69%) Puppet
4 53 (1.47%) Terraform
5 39 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.80%) IBM BigFix
6 29 (0.80%) SCCM
7 28 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.47%) SCOM
11 16 (0.44%) Kibana
12 14 (0.39%) Nagios
13 13 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
13 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.33%) Data Guard
14 12 (0.33%) Nessus
15 11 (0.30%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
17 8 (0.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 666 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 186 (5.15%) VMware
3 182 (5.04%) Oracle
3 182 (5.04%) SAP
4 149 (4.13%) Cisco
5 115 (3.19%) Google
5 115 (3.19%) ServiceNow
6 80 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 67 (1.86%) Citrix
8 62 (1.72%) EMC
9 60 (1.66%) IBM
10 58 (1.61%) Dell
11 54 (1.50%) NetApp
12 47 (1.30%) Splunk
13 40 (1.11%) Atlassian
14 36 (1.00%) HP
15 32 (0.89%) Informatica
16 29 (0.80%) Aruba
17 27 (0.75%) Hyperion
18 25 (0.69%) Sage