Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 378 405 402
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 106 127 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 1.63% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 79 86 110
South East median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +26.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,815 £35,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £91,750 £85,625 £85,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +2.56%

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 6,644 7,784 8,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.24% 27.41% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,941 5,959 6,649
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,800
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.55%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 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
Surrey +38 41 £70,000 +16.67% 5
Thames Valley +10 25 £50,000 -16.67% 13
Hampshire +22 19 £60,000 -20.00% 7
Oxfordshire +19 16 £42,189 -37.50% 5
East Sussex - 15 £85,000 - 2
Berkshire +12 8 £58,500 +17.00% 5
West Sussex -6 3 £101,650 +69.42%
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £52,500 -30.00% 3
Kent -15 1 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £47,500 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Degree
2 37 (34.91%) Computer Science
3 32 (30.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 30 (28.30%) Service Delivery
5 29 (27.36%) TOGAF
6 28 (26.42%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (25.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 27 (25.47%) Firewall
7 27 (25.47%) ITIL
8 26 (24.53%) SQL
8 26 (24.53%) Identity Management
8 26 (24.53%) Cryptography
8 26 (24.53%) PKI
8 26 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (24.53%) SIEM
8 26 (24.53%) SABSA
8 26 (24.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (21.70%) Machine Learning
9 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
10 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
10 17 (16.04%) MBA
10 17 (16.04%) Python
10 17 (16.04%) Java
10 17 (16.04%) .NET
10 17 (16.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (16.04%) Public Sector
11 15 (14.15%) Matrix Organization
12 14 (13.21%) Risk Management

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 1 (0.94%) Apache
1 1 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (0.94%) IIS
1 1 (0.94%) JBoss
1 1 (0.94%) SAS
1 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Azure
2 4 (3.77%) AWS
3 3 (2.83%) GCP
4 2 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.94%) Boomi
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) LTE
2 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.94%) Wireless
2 1 (0.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) Cosmos DB
1 8 (7.55%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.66%) Big Data
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.94%) Power BI
6 1 (0.94%) QlikView
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (16.04%) Public Sector
2 8 (7.55%) Finance
3 6 (5.66%) Legal
4 4 (3.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Electronics
5 2 (1.89%) Games
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) French Language
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (25.47%) Consultant
2 26 (24.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 26 (24.53%) Security Consultant
3 18 (16.98%) Software Engineer
4 16 (15.09%) Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Graduate
6 8 (7.55%) Data Scientist
6 8 (7.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Senior Architect
6 8 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Real Time Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Real Time Software Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.04%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.55%) HTML5
3 8 (7.55%) React
4 5 (4.72%) JSON
5 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.77%) Web Services
6 3 (2.83%) J2EE
6 3 (2.83%) JDBC
6 3 (2.83%) JMS
6 3 (2.83%) Servlets
6 3 (2.83%) SOAP
7 2 (1.89%) EJB
7 2 (1.89%) Spring
7 2 (1.89%) Struts
8 1 (0.94%) CSS
8 1 (0.94%) XML
8 1 (0.94%) XSD
8 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) PKI
2 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.26%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.55%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (4.72%) User Experience
7 4 (3.77%) Robotics
8 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.89%) Acoustics
9 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.94%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.94%) FMCG
10 1 (0.94%) Life Science
10 1 (0.94%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Linux
2 9 (8.49%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.89%) Windows
3 2 (1.89%) zOS
4 1 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Computer Science
2 32 (30.19%) Enterprise Architecture
3 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.30%) Service Delivery
3 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 29 (27.36%) TOGAF
5 28 (26.42%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (25.47%) ITIL
6 27 (25.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 26 (24.53%) Cryptography
7 26 (24.53%) Identity Management
7 26 (24.53%) SABSA
7 26 (24.53%) SIEM
8 23 (21.70%) Machine Learning
9 15 (14.15%) Matrix Organization
10 14 (13.21%) Information Assurance
10 14 (13.21%) Risk Management
11 13 (12.26%) Business Analysis
11 13 (12.26%) Project Management
11 13 (12.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) SQL
2 17 (16.04%) Java
2 17 (16.04%) Python
3 14 (13.21%) C#
3 14 (13.21%) C++
4 9 (8.49%) C
5 6 (5.66%) R
6 2 (1.89%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.89%) COBOL
6 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) PL/1
6 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) Go
7 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.94%) Scala
7 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (100.00%) Degree
2 17 (16.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (16.04%) MBA
3 13 (12.26%) CISSP
3 13 (12.26%) CREST Certified
4 12 (11.32%) CESG Certified Professional
4 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.49%) CISM
6 8 (7.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (6.60%) PhD
8 4 (3.77%) CISMP
8 4 (3.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.94%) CISA
9 1 (0.94%) IISP
9 1 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 26 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.55%) GDPR
3 6 (5.66%) QA
4 5 (4.72%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.83%) PMO
6 2 (1.89%) GAMP
7 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.72%) Sun
3 4 (3.77%) BT
4 3 (2.83%) Google
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Aprimo
6 1 (0.94%) Dell
6 1 (0.94%) Informatica
6 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.94%) Pega
6 1 (0.94%) Tableau
6 1 (0.94%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.94%) webMethods