Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 386 442
Rank change year-on-year +106 +56 -65
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 38 128 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.75% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 81 87
Median annual salary £52,500 £58,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% +23.16% +31.03%
10th Percentile £32,716 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £82,500 £85,250
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% +18.18%

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 2,769 7,313 7,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.24% 28.03% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,932 5,330 6,102
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +121 21 £52,500 +24.44% 7
Berkshire +110 13 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Hampshire +57 8 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Surrey +49 7 £31,500 -55.00% 3
Oxfordshire +36 6 £50,000 +18.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +71 2 £60,000 +14.29%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 38 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
3 14 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (26.32%) Verilog
5 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (21.05%) Cadence
6 8 (21.05%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) Python
6 8 (21.05%) Electronic Design Automation
7 7 (18.42%) NetSuite
7 7 (18.42%) VHDL
7 7 (18.42%) C++
7 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (15.79%) Analytical Thinking
8 6 (15.79%) Critical Thinking
8 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 6 (15.79%) IC Design
9 5 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Xilinx
9 5 (13.16%) Mentor Graphics
9 5 (13.16%) Altera
9 5 (13.16%) Synopsys
9 5 (13.16%) PhD
9 5 (13.16%) ASIC
10 4 (10.53%) C
10 4 (10.53%) Java
10 4 (10.53%) Perl
10 4 (10.53%) Validation
10 4 (10.53%) Signal Processing

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:

Business Applications
1 7 (18.42%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.63%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Boomi
2 1 (2.63%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) 4G
1 1 (2.63%) 5G
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
1 1 (2.63%) SpaceWire
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) QlikView
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.26%) Billing
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Police
4 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Design Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Consultant
2 4 (10.53%) Developer
2 4 (10.53%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) ASIC Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) IC Design Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) NetSuite Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Analogue IC Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) PyTorch
2 2 (5.26%) TensorFlow
2 2 (5.26%) Theano
3 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
3 1 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.63%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.63%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.63%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (26.32%) Verilog
2 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (18.42%) VHDL
3 5 (13.16%) ASIC
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.26%) IVR
6 1 (2.63%) Acoustics
6 1 (2.63%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.63%) PKI
6 1 (2.63%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (21.05%) Electronic Design Automation
4 6 (15.79%) Analytical Thinking
4 6 (15.79%) Critical Thinking
4 6 (15.79%) IC Design
5 5 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (10.53%) Machine Learning
6 4 (10.53%) Signal Processing
6 4 (10.53%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) Decision-Making
7 3 (7.89%) Deep Learning
7 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (5.26%) ERP
8 2 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Python
2 7 (18.42%) C++
3 4 (10.53%) C
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Tcl
5 2 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) GLSL
6 1 (2.63%) HLSL
6 1 (2.63%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Degree
2 14 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (13.16%) PhD
4 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) CISSP
5 2 (5.26%) MBA
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Cadence
2 5 (13.16%) Altera
2 5 (13.16%) Mentor Graphics
2 5 (13.16%) Synopsys
2 5 (13.16%) Xilinx
3 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Cognos
4 1 (2.63%) IFS
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) NVIDIA
4 1 (2.63%) SAP