Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 302 261 399
Rank change year-on-year -41 +138 +9
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 167 42 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 1.88% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 74 13 80
10th Percentile £40,371 £33,450 £37,815
25th Percentile £41,250 £43,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £81,750 £81,750 £91,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +19.23% - -

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 5,292 2,230 6,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.77% 24.89% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,824 1,667 5,096
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -27 86 £45,000 -35.71% 15
Surrey -24 54 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Berkshire -34 45 £71,250 +1.79% 8
Oxfordshire - 35 £42,500 - 6
Hampshire -103 19 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Buckinghamshire -51 6 £45,000 - 1
Kent - 5 - - 1
East Sussex -34 2 £61,250 -23.44% 3
West Sussex - 2 £52,500 - 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Degree
2 98 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (58.68%) Social Skills
3 68 (40.72%) Computer Science
4 47 (28.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (23.95%) Risk Management
6 39 (23.35%) Change Management
6 39 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (21.56%) C
8 32 (19.16%) SQL
9 31 (18.56%) Python
9 31 (18.56%) Finance
10 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (16.77%) Analytics
11 28 (16.77%) JavaScript
11 28 (16.77%) Influencing Skills
12 27 (16.17%) Taxonomies
12 27 (16.17%) Prototyping
12 27 (16.17%) Matrix Organization
13 26 (15.57%) Azure
13 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
14 25 (14.97%) C#
14 25 (14.97%) Windows
14 25 (14.97%) SDLC
15 22 (13.17%) Management Information System
16 20 (11.98%) SAP
16 20 (11.98%) HTML
16 20 (11.98%) Mathematics
16 20 (11.98%) Decision-Making
17 19 (11.38%) NoSQL

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 8 (4.79%) SAS
2 6 (3.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.40%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Simulink
2 3 (1.80%) GNU Octave
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Figma
4 1 (0.60%) InVision
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Sketch
4 1 (0.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (10.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (1.20%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.20%) SAP BRIM
4 1 (0.60%) Primavera
4 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.60%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.60%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.57%) Azure
2 7 (4.19%) AWS
2 7 (4.19%) PaaS
3 6 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.99%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
5 2 (1.20%) GCP
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) ATM
2 3 (1.80%) SSL
3 2 (1.20%) DNS
3 2 (1.20%) Firewall
3 2 (1.20%) FTP
3 2 (1.20%) Network Security
3 2 (1.20%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) MQTT
4 1 (0.60%) NAS
4 1 (0.60%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.38%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.99%) Tableau
3 7 (4.19%) SAP HANA
4 6 (3.59%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.99%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.80%) Big Data
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.20%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.60%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.60%) Metadata
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) NewSQL
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) Redis
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) JIRA
2 8 (4.79%) Balsamiq
2 8 (4.79%) JMeter
3 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.59%) Cypress.io
4 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.59%) Postman
4 6 (3.59%) Serenity BDD
4 6 (3.59%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.40%) Appium
5 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.40%) TestComplete
5 4 (2.40%) Tricentis qTest
6 2 (1.20%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.20%) JUnit
6 2 (1.20%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.20%) TestNG
General
1 98 (58.68%) Social Skills
2 31 (18.56%) Finance
3 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (16.77%) Influencing Skills
5 16 (9.58%) Marketing
6 12 (7.19%) Legal
7 8 (4.79%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (4.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 7 (4.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (4.19%) Wearables
9 6 (3.59%) Automotive
9 6 (3.59%) Avionics
9 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.99%) Banking
11 4 (2.40%) Advertising
11 4 (2.40%) French Language
11 4 (2.40%) Law
11 4 (2.40%) Retail
12 3 (1.80%) Electronics
12 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (11.38%) Developer
2 14 (8.38%) Software Engineer
3 13 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (5.39%) Product Manager
5 7 (4.19%) Head of DevOps
6 6 (3.59%) Field Engineer
6 6 (3.59%) Programmer
6 6 (3.59%) Statistical Programmer
6 6 (3.59%) Test Engineer
7 5 (2.99%) SAP Engineer
8 4 (2.40%) Business Manager
8 4 (2.40%) Data Manager
8 4 (2.40%) Master Data Manager
8 4 (2.40%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (1.80%) Computer Engineer
9 3 (1.80%) Computer Vision Engineer
9 3 (1.80%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (1.80%) Development Director
9 3 (1.80%) SAP Manager
9 3 (1.80%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) HTML
2 17 (10.18%) CSS
3 16 (9.58%) AngularJS
4 15 (8.98%) React
5 14 (8.38%) .NET
5 14 (8.38%) Node.js
6 6 (3.59%) HTML5
6 6 (3.59%) SAP Fiori
6 6 (3.59%) Swagger
6 6 (3.59%) Vue.js
7 4 (2.40%) EDI
7 4 (2.40%) OpenCV
7 4 (2.40%) RESTful
7 4 (2.40%) SOAP
7 4 (2.40%) Web Services
8 3 (1.80%) jQuery
8 3 (1.80%) React Native
8 3 (1.80%) REST
8 3 (1.80%) SAPUI5
8 3 (1.80%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.17%) Taxonomies
2 22 (13.17%) Management Information System
3 18 (10.78%) Virtual Team
4 16 (9.58%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (8.98%) Life Science
6 13 (7.78%) User Experience
7 8 (4.79%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.59%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.99%) Biotechnology
9 5 (2.99%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.99%) Reference Data
9 5 (2.99%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.40%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.20%) LIMS
12 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.60%) Pharmacovigilance
13 1 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.97%) Windows
2 12 (7.19%) Linux
3 6 (3.59%) SUSE
4 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (40.72%) Computer Science
3 40 (23.95%) Risk Management
4 39 (23.35%) Change Management
4 39 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (16.77%) Analytics
6 27 (16.17%) Matrix Organization
6 27 (16.17%) Prototyping
7 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
8 25 (14.97%) SDLC
9 20 (11.98%) Decision-Making
9 20 (11.98%) Mathematics
10 18 (10.78%) Data Analysis
10 18 (10.78%) DevOps
11 17 (10.18%) Coaching
11 17 (10.18%) Test Automation
12 16 (9.58%) Project Management
13 15 (8.98%) IT Strategy
14 14 (8.38%) Front End Development
14 14 (8.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.56%) C
2 32 (19.16%) SQL
3 31 (18.56%) Python
4 28 (16.77%) JavaScript
5 25 (14.97%) C#
6 14 (8.38%) C++
7 11 (6.59%) Java
8 8 (4.79%) MATLAB
9 7 (4.19%) R
10 6 (3.59%) Perl
10 6 (3.59%) Ruby
11 4 (2.40%) ABAP
11 4 (2.40%) PHP
12 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.20%) SAPscript
13 2 (1.20%) SAS Macro
14 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Degree
2 47 (28.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (7.19%) MBA
4 11 (6.59%) PhD
5 4 (2.40%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.40%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 6 (3.59%) GDPR
3 5 (2.99%) QA
4 4 (2.40%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (1.80%) GRC
5 3 (1.80%) IFRS
6 2 (1.20%) CDISC
7 1 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.60%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.60%) DICOM
7 1 (0.60%) HL7
7 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (4.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.59%) Rancher
3 1 (0.60%) Grafana
3 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) SAP
2 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.80%) Adobe
3 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.20%) IFS
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle
4 2 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) ANSYS
5 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.60%) Ariba
5 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.60%) BMC
5 1 (0.60%) Concur
5 1 (0.60%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) IBM
5 1 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.60%) Splunk