Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 364 386 394
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8 +34
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 94 148 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.92% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 64 97 142
South East median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £99,000 £77,500 £82,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 5,995 7,712 8,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.62% 28.88% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,466 5,798 6,686
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,425 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Surrey +48 33 £70,000 +16.67% 3
East Sussex - 22 £85,000 -
Thames Valley -4 13 £63,750 +10.87% 14
Hampshire +5 12 £55,000 -18.52% 5
Berkshire +15 9 £63,750 +18.60% 7
West Sussex 0 9 £101,650 +69.42% 1
Oxfordshire +10 3 £67,500 +159.62% 7
Kent -15 2 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £85,000 +13.33%
Home Counties - 1 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 94 (100.00%) Degree
2 28 (29.79%) Enterprise Architecture
3 26 (27.66%) Computer Science
4 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (24.47%) MBA
6 22 (23.40%) Service Delivery
6 22 (23.40%) Java
7 21 (22.34%) TOGAF
8 20 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (21.28%) Matrix Organization
9 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (20.21%) Firewall
10 18 (19.15%) SIEM
10 18 (19.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 18 (19.15%) SABSA
11 17 (18.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (18.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (18.09%) Cryptography
11 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (18.09%) PKI
11 17 (18.09%) Identity Management
11 17 (18.09%) ITIL
12 16 (17.02%) SQL
12 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
13 15 (15.96%) Public Sector
14 14 (14.89%) Machine Learning
14 14 (14.89%) Project Management
15 13 (13.83%) Finance
15 13 (13.83%) Technical Architecture

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 3 (3.19%) IIS
1 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.06%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.06%) JBoss
2 1 (1.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.13%) Adobe XD
2 2 (2.13%) InVision
2 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.13%) Sketch
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.06%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Azure
2 4 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (2.13%) Akamai
3 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.13%) GCP
3 2 (2.13%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Boomi
4 1 (1.06%) Google Sheets
4 1 (1.06%) IaaS
4 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) Firewall
2 6 (6.38%) HTTP
3 4 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.38%) Big Data
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.13%) Power BI
5 2 (2.13%) QlikView
6 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.32%) Maven
2 5 (5.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.13%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 15 (15.96%) Public Sector
2 13 (13.83%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Games
3 5 (5.32%) Legal
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Architect
2 18 (19.15%) Consultant
3 17 (18.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 17 (18.09%) Security Consultant
4 13 (13.83%) Senior Architect
5 11 (11.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 11 (11.70%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (10.64%) Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Graduate
8 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Java Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Java Software Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (5.32%) Java Swing Developer
10 5 (5.32%) Software Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.26%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Swing
3 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.19%) CSS
4 3 (3.19%) HTML
4 3 (3.19%) JSON
4 3 (3.19%) TensorFlow
4 3 (3.19%) WPF
5 2 (2.13%) PyTorch
5 2 (2.13%) Theano
5 2 (2.13%) Web Services
5 2 (2.13%) WinForms
5 2 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (1.06%) DirectX
6 1 (1.06%) JMS
6 1 (1.06%) Middleware
6 1 (1.06%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.06%) REST
6 1 (1.06%) XSD
6 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.09%) PKI
3 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
4 9 (9.57%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.26%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.19%) Acoustics
6 3 (3.19%) Online Games
7 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.13%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (2.13%) Verilog
7 2 (2.13%) VHDL
8 1 (1.06%) ASIC
8 1 (1.06%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.06%) FMCG
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Linux
2 2 (2.13%) zOS
3 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Enterprise Architecture
2 26 (27.66%) Computer Science
3 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (23.40%) Service Delivery
5 21 (22.34%) TOGAF
6 20 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (21.28%) Matrix Organization
7 18 (19.15%) SABSA
7 18 (19.15%) SIEM
7 18 (19.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 17 (18.09%) Cryptography
8 17 (18.09%) Identity Management
8 17 (18.09%) ITIL
9 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
10 14 (14.89%) Machine Learning
10 14 (14.89%) Project Management
11 13 (13.83%) Architecture Roadmap
11 13 (13.83%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (12.77%) PRINCE2
13 10 (10.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.40%) Java
2 16 (17.02%) SQL
3 12 (12.77%) Python
4 7 (7.45%) C++
5 6 (6.38%) C#
6 3 (3.19%) C
7 2 (2.13%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.13%) COBOL
7 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.13%) PL/1
7 2 (2.13%) Scala
7 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.06%) Go
8 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Degree
2 23 (24.47%) MBA
3 17 (18.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (9.57%) CISSP
5 7 (7.45%) CREST Certified
6 6 (6.38%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) CISM
7 5 (5.32%) PhD
8 4 (4.26%) CISMP
9 3 (3.19%) IISP
9 3 (3.19%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (2.13%) CISA
11 1 (1.06%) GIAC
11 1 (1.06%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.45%) QA
3 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.19%) PMO
4 2 (2.13%) WCAG
5 1 (1.06%) GDPR
5 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) BT
3 4 (4.26%) Tableau
4 3 (3.19%) Google
4 3 (3.19%) IBM
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle
4 3 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.13%) Adobe
5 2 (2.13%) Altera
5 2 (2.13%) Anaplan
5 2 (2.13%) Cadence
5 2 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.13%) Synopsys
5 2 (2.13%) Thunderhead
5 2 (2.13%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.06%) Dell
6 1 (1.06%) Foundry
6 1 (1.06%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.06%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.06%) Teradata