Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,041 3,633 4,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.19% 13.78% 13.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.75% 48.51% 50.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,407 2,778 3,370
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 6,238 7,489 8,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.06% 28.40% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,628 5,688 6,476
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,075 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +1 1,234 £47,500 +5.56% 281
Hampshire -6 676 £45,000 +5.88% 154
Berkshire -3 594 £57,500 +27.78% 127
Surrey +5 507 £52,500 +16.67% 132
Oxfordshire +6 427 £40,000 -15.79% 100
West Sussex 0 313 £52,500 +10.53% 45
Buckinghamshire +6 213 £50,000 +17.65% 54
East Sussex -3 171 £40,000 -5.88% 31
Kent +8 103 £39,000 -3.70% 34
Middlesex +3 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Sussex -2 2 £62,500 - 2
Isle of Wight -1 1 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Home Counties - 1 £47,500 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,156 (38.01%) Computer Science
2 918 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 780 (25.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 778 (25.58%) C#
5 687 (22.59%) Software Engineering
6 635 (20.88%) .NET
7 606 (19.93%) SQL
8 556 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
9 547 (17.99%) Microsoft
10 545 (17.92%) JavaScript
11 496 (16.31%) Java
12 485 (15.95%) Windows
13 472 (15.52%) Finance
14 429 (14.11%) Python
15 410 (13.48%) Mathematics
16 407 (13.38%) HTML
17 392 (12.89%) Project Management
18 377 (12.40%) C++
19 355 (11.67%) Linux
20 353 (11.61%) SQL Server
21 350 (11.51%) Azure
22 334 (10.98%) CSS
23 320 (10.52%) C
24 307 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
25 293 (9.63%) ITIL
26 271 (8.91%) Git (software)
27 265 (8.71%) Management Information System
28 247 (8.12%) Scrum
28 247 (8.12%) Mentoring
29 237 (7.79%) Self-Motivation

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 66 (2.17%) Confluence
2 57 (1.87%) IIS
3 41 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 40 (1.32%) Apache
4 40 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (1.09%) CMS
6 29 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 27 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 27 (0.89%) SharePoint
8 20 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 20 (0.66%) SAS
9 19 (0.62%) WordPress
10 14 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.43%) Drupal
11 13 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.36%) JBoss
14 10 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.33%) SugarCRM
15 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 129 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.36%) Simulink
7 11 (0.36%) Sketch
7 11 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
8 9 (0.30%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.26%) InVision
9 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.16%) SPSS
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.13%) Stata
12 3 (0.099%) Abaqus
12 3 (0.099%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 47 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.46%) SAP MM
4 14 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 13 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 11 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.20%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
12 5 (0.16%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 350 (11.51%) Azure
2 193 (6.35%) AWS
3 159 (5.23%) SaaS
4 97 (3.19%) Office 365
5 81 (2.66%) Power Platform
6 40 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (1.15%) GCP
8 32 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (0.85%) GitHub
10 21 (0.69%) PaaS
11 19 (0.62%) Serverless
12 17 (0.56%) npm
13 15 (0.49%) IaaS
14 14 (0.46%) Google Play
15 13 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.43%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.36%) PowerApps
16 11 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.57%) Firewall
2 106 (3.49%) DNS
3 90 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 77 (2.53%) DHCP
5 71 (2.33%) LAN
5 71 (2.33%) Wireless
6 66 (2.17%) WAN
7 61 (2.01%) Network Security
8 59 (1.94%) Internet
9 53 (1.74%) VPN
10 52 (1.71%) SAN
11 41 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 36 (1.18%) Ethernet
13 35 (1.15%) BGP
13 35 (1.15%) OSPF
13 35 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (1.09%) 4G
15 30 (0.99%) Bluetooth
15 30 (0.99%) IPsec
15 30 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 137 (4.51%) Big Data
3 93 (3.06%) MySQL
4 84 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 80 (2.63%) Power BI
6 75 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 71 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 60 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 38 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (1.09%) Oracle Database
11 33 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 25 (0.82%) SQL Server 2017
14 24 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (0.69%) MongoDB
16 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 271 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 138 (4.54%) Jenkins
3 116 (3.81%) JIRA
4 93 (3.06%) Selenium
5 65 (2.14%) Visual Studio
6 62 (2.04%) Subversion
7 59 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 28 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.89%) Cucumber
11 26 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
12 24 (0.79%) SpecFlow
13 23 (0.76%) Bitbucket
14 22 (0.72%) SoapUI
15 19 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (0.62%) Eclipse RCP
16 15 (0.49%) Bugzilla
16 15 (0.49%) JUnit
16 15 (0.49%) Maven
16 15 (0.49%) Postman
General
1 472 (15.52%) Finance
2 168 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 158 (5.20%) Electronics
4 149 (4.90%) Retail
5 126 (4.14%) Public Sector
6 121 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 108 (3.55%) Marketing
8 69 (2.27%) Legal
9 64 (2.10%) Automotive
10 61 (2.01%) Aerospace
11 40 (1.32%) French Language
12 33 (1.09%) Banking
13 28 (0.92%) Italian Language
14 24 (0.79%) Advertising
15 23 (0.76%) German Language
16 19 (0.62%) Games
17 18 (0.59%) Military
17 18 (0.59%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 747 (24.56%) Developer
2 437 (14.37%) Software Engineer
3 295 (9.70%) Analyst
4 257 (8.45%) Graduate
5 245 (8.06%) Software Developer
6 212 (6.97%) Junior
7 189 (6.22%) Consultant
8 187 (6.15%) Architect
9 176 (5.79%) Senior Developer
10 174 (5.72%) .NET Developer
11 141 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
12 139 (4.57%) C# Developer
13 134 (4.41%) Graduate Developer
14 112 (3.68%) Project Manager
15 110 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
15 110 (3.62%) Support Engineer
16 107 (3.52%) Junior Developer
17 104 (3.42%) Java Developer
18 99 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
19 80 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (20.88%) .NET
2 407 (13.38%) HTML
3 334 (10.98%) CSS
4 228 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 208 (6.84%) ASP.NET
6 190 (6.25%) Web Services
7 132 (4.34%) jQuery
8 106 (3.49%) React
9 97 (3.19%) REST
10 96 (3.16%) Spring
11 94 (3.09%) HTML5
12 90 (2.96%) XML
13 80 (2.63%) Node.js
14 78 (2.56%) RESTful
15 75 (2.47%) .NET Framework
16 73 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 72 (2.37%) WPF
18 59 (1.94%) Ajax
19 56 (1.84%) .NET Core
20 51 (1.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 307 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (8.71%) Management Information System
3 237 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (5.49%) Algorithms
5 113 (3.72%) User Experience
6 73 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
7 71 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 61 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 47 (1.55%) PKI
11 45 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 38 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 36 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 35 (1.15%) Robotics
15 33 (1.09%) Clustering
16 29 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 25 (0.82%) Client/Server
19 23 (0.76%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 485 (15.95%) Windows
2 355 (11.67%) Linux
3 126 (4.14%) Unix
4 111 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 73 (2.40%) Windows 10
6 52 (1.71%) Android
7 44 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.38%) Solaris
9 37 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 25 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
13 20 (0.66%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.59%) FreeRTOS
15 17 (0.56%) Debian
15 17 (0.56%) VMS
16 15 (0.49%) CentOS
17 12 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,156 (38.01%) Computer Science
2 918 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 687 (22.59%) Software Engineering
4 556 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
5 410 (13.48%) Mathematics
6 392 (12.89%) Project Management
7 293 (9.63%) ITIL
8 247 (8.12%) Mentoring
8 247 (8.12%) Scrum
9 210 (6.91%) Test Automation
10 208 (6.84%) DevOps
11 204 (6.71%) SDLC
12 190 (6.25%) MVC
13 183 (6.02%) TDD
14 182 (5.98%) Analytics
14 182 (5.98%) Information Security
15 179 (5.89%) Machine Learning
16 166 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
17 165 (5.43%) Physics
18 151 (4.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 778 (25.58%) C#
2 606 (19.93%) SQL
3 545 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 496 (16.31%) Java
5 429 (14.11%) Python
6 377 (12.40%) C++
7 320 (10.52%) C
8 114 (3.75%) PowerShell
9 103 (3.39%) PHP
10 91 (2.99%) R
11 86 (2.83%) MATLAB
12 65 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 59 (1.94%) Embedded C
14 54 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 42 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 35 (1.15%) Perl
16 35 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 34 (1.12%) Ruby
18 31 (1.02%) TypeScript
19 30 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 780 (25.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 176 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 129 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (3.09%) CISSP
5 92 (3.03%) Master's Degree
6 91 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
7 84 (2.76%) SC Cleared
8 71 (2.33%) CISM
9 68 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 65 (2.14%) MCP
11 52 (1.71%) DBS Check
12 49 (1.61%) ISEB
13 44 (1.45%) MCSE
14 42 (1.38%) HND
15 39 (1.28%) CCNA
15 39 (1.28%) MCSA
16 38 (1.25%) CCNP
17 35 (1.15%) PhD
18 34 (1.12%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.67%) QA
2 120 (3.95%) SLA
3 115 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (2.14%) GDPR
5 45 (1.48%) PMO
6 38 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 37 (1.22%) Data Quality
8 33 (1.09%) NIST
9 27 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 25 (0.82%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.43%) NCSC
13 10 (0.33%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.30%) GAMP
15 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.20%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 170 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 138 (4.54%) Docker
3 135 (4.44%) Firmware
4 109 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.49%) NFS
9 13 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.099%) vSphere
13 2 (0.066%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.066%) XenApp
14 1 (0.033%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.033%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.033%) vCloud
14 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (2.80%) Ansible
2 73 (2.40%) Kubernetes
3 62 (2.04%) Puppet
4 35 (1.15%) Terraform
5 30 (0.99%) SCCM
6 24 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.53%) Salt
10 15 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (0.39%) Data Guard
12 12 (0.39%) Kibana
12 12 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (0.33%) vRealize
14 8 (0.26%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.23%) QRadar
16 6 (0.20%) cPanel
Vendors
1 547 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 166 (5.46%) Oracle
3 152 (5.00%) VMware
4 116 (3.81%) SAP
5 106 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 104 (3.42%) Cisco
7 87 (2.86%) Google
8 53 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (1.64%) IBM
10 46 (1.51%) Citrix
11 43 (1.41%) Splunk
12 41 (1.35%) HP
13 30 (0.99%) Juniper
13 30 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.89%) Sage
15 26 (0.85%) EMC
16 24 (0.79%) Adobe
16 24 (0.79%) Atlassian
17 23 (0.76%) Palo Alto
17 23 (0.76%) Tableau