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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 284 298 326
Rank change year-on-year +14 +28 +45
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 234 126 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.03% 0.80% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 3.03% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 88 65 41
10th Percentile £36,367 £36,750 £43,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £46,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% -23.33% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,250 £83,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -28.13% +14.29% +12.00%

Master's 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 7,691 4,162 3,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.98% 26.28% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,024 2,434 2,664
10th Percentile £29,645 £29,325 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's 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 Master's Degree within the South East region over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -50 78 £50,845 +19.63% 6
Hampshire +33 69 £42,500 -24.44% 2
Surrey -7 65 £60,000 - 6
Oxfordshire -44 32 £50,845 +19.63% 1
Berkshire -19 28 £45,000 -30.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -33 18 £52,500 +14.13% 3
West Sussex -4 12 - - 1
Kent -57 8 - -
East Sussex -17 1 £57,500 -28.13%
Home Counties - 1 £26,000 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 234 (100.00%) Degree
2 94 (40.17%) Computer Science
3 93 (39.74%) Social Skills
4 91 (38.89%) Finance
5 81 (34.62%) Software Engineering
6 79 (33.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 73 (31.20%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (25.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 59 (25.21%) Java
10 56 (23.93%) OO
11 54 (23.08%) C#
12 51 (21.79%) Python
13 50 (21.37%) C++
14 47 (20.09%) UML
15 46 (19.66%) Unix
16 43 (18.38%) Law
17 42 (17.95%) Agile
17 42 (17.95%) User Experience
18 40 (17.09%) Git (software)
18 40 (17.09%) REST
19 39 (16.67%) JIRA
20 38 (16.24%) OOD
21 37 (15.81%) Linux
22 35 (14.96%) Windows
22 35 (14.96%) Management Information System
22 35 (14.96%) Multithreading
23 34 (14.53%) Scrum
23 34 (14.53%) Continuous Improvement
23 34 (14.53%) Rational DOORS
23 34 (14.53%) Bitbucket

Master's 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 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.71%) Confluence
3 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.85%) MTS
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) nginx
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.27%) InVision
2 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (4.27%) Sketch
2 10 (4.27%) Zeplin
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.41%) PaaS
2 12 (5.13%) AWS
3 11 (4.70%) Azure
4 10 (4.27%) Figma
5 9 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (3.85%) Veeva
6 4 (1.71%) GitHub
6 4 (1.71%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.71%) Slack
7 3 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.28%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.28%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.85%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (0.85%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.98%) HTTP
2 12 (5.13%) MQTT
3 11 (4.70%) PPP
4 6 (2.56%) Wireless
5 5 (2.14%) ATM
6 4 (1.71%) DHCP
6 4 (1.71%) DNS
6 4 (1.71%) SD-WAN
6 4 (1.71%) WAN
7 3 (1.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.85%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.85%) 4G
8 2 (0.85%) 5G
8 2 (0.85%) Internet
8 2 (0.85%) LTE
8 2 (0.85%) NAS
8 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.43%) Modbus
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.41%) NoSQL
2 14 (5.98%) Hadoop
2 14 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.28%) GIS
5 2 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (17.09%) Git (software)
2 39 (16.67%) JIRA
3 34 (14.53%) Bitbucket
3 34 (14.53%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (9.83%) GoogleTest
4 23 (9.83%) Jenkins
5 20 (8.55%) Subversion
5 20 (8.55%) TestRail
6 11 (4.70%) Eclipse
6 11 (4.70%) Valgrind
7 10 (4.27%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.42%) Log4Net
8 8 (3.42%) MSBuild
8 8 (3.42%) NMock
8 8 (3.42%) NUnit
9 5 (2.14%) Mocha
10 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.28%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.85%) Cypress.io
General
1 93 (39.74%) Social Skills
2 91 (38.89%) Finance
3 60 (25.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 43 (18.38%) Law
5 30 (12.82%) Financial Institution
6 20 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (8.12%) Retail
8 18 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (7.26%) Electronics
10 16 (6.84%) Marketing
11 14 (5.98%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (4.27%) Back Office
12 10 (4.27%) Manufacturing
13 9 (3.85%) Legal
14 8 (3.42%) Telecoms
15 7 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (2.56%) Spanish Language
17 5 (2.14%) Banking
17 5 (2.14%) Billing
18 2 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (22.65%) Graduate
2 44 (18.80%) Software Engineer
3 28 (11.97%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (8.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (5.98%) DOORS Engineer
5 14 (5.98%) Java Engineer
5 14 (5.98%) Java Software Engineer
5 14 (5.98%) Software Engineering Graduate
6 13 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Developer
8 11 (4.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.09%) REST
2 28 (11.97%) JSON
3 25 (10.68%) EDI
4 20 (8.55%) AngularJS
5 17 (7.26%) CSS
5 17 (7.26%) HTML
6 15 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 14 (5.98%) XML
8 13 (5.56%) .NET
9 11 (4.70%) RESTful
9 11 (4.70%) Web Services
10 10 (4.27%) .NET Framework
10 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET
10 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (4.27%) Kafka
10 10 (4.27%) Qt
11 7 (2.99%) Spring
12 5 (2.14%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 5 (2.14%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.95%) User Experience
2 35 (14.96%) Management Information System
3 21 (8.97%) Robotics
4 11 (4.70%) CAN bus
5 9 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.99%) Life Science
6 7 (2.99%) PMI
7 6 (2.56%) BBC
8 5 (2.14%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.71%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.71%) FMCG
9 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.28%) Hackathon
10 3 (1.28%) LIMS
11 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.66%) Unix
2 37 (15.81%) Linux
3 35 (14.96%) Windows
4 15 (6.41%) VMS
5 11 (4.70%) Debian
5 11 (4.70%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.14%) RTLinux
6 5 (2.14%) VxWorks
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.17%) Computer Science
2 81 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 73 (31.20%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (23.93%) OO
5 47 (20.09%) UML
6 42 (17.95%) Agile
7 38 (16.24%) OOD
8 35 (14.96%) Multithreading
9 34 (14.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (14.53%) Scrum
10 32 (13.68%) Process Improvement
11 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
12 30 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (11.54%) Mentoring
13 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (11.11%) Microservices
15 25 (10.68%) Risk Management
15 25 (10.68%) Unit Testing
16 24 (10.26%) SDLC
16 24 (10.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.21%) Java
2 54 (23.08%) C#
3 51 (21.79%) Python
4 50 (21.37%) C++
5 31 (13.25%) JavaScript
6 29 (12.39%) SQL
7 17 (7.26%) C
8 15 (6.41%) Go
8 15 (6.41%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.70%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.14%) R
11 4 (1.71%) COBOL
11 4 (1.71%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.28%) Ruby
13 2 (0.85%) Perl
13 2 (0.85%) Scala
13 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.43%) Groovy
14 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 234 (100.00%) Degree
2 79 (33.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (10.68%) DBS Check
4 14 (5.98%) CISM
4 14 (5.98%) CISSP
4 14 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.85%) CRISC
6 8 (3.42%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.99%) APMP
7 7 (2.99%) PhD
8 6 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.14%) CISA
9 5 (2.14%) HND
9 5 (2.14%) MBA
9 5 (2.14%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 3 (1.28%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.39%) QA
2 18 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (5.98%) Data Quality
4 11 (4.70%) NIST
5 9 (3.85%) GRC
6 5 (2.14%) PSD2
7 3 (1.28%) PA-DSS
7 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.28%) PMO
7 3 (1.28%) SLA
8 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.85%) GDPR
8 2 (0.85%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 22 (9.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.71%) SCCM
3 2 (0.85%) Autotask
3 2 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) Argo
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (10.68%) Sun
2 23 (9.83%) Google
3 18 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.27%) Adobe
5 6 (2.56%) Fujitsu
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco
6 4 (1.71%) Darktrace
6 4 (1.71%) Meraki
6 4 (1.71%) Zscaler
7 3 (1.28%) Cadence
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.85%) Samsung
8 2 (0.85%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle
9 1 (0.43%) QinetiQ
9 1 (0.43%) QNX