Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 381 377 408
Rank change year-on-year -4 +31 -6
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 81 150 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.92% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 59 91 153
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £35,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £84,500
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 5,544 7,793 8,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.74% 29.15% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,100 5,827 6,611
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,284 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.57% +4.17% +6.67%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +29 26 £70,000 +7.69%
Thames Valley +11 18 £64,375 +9.57% 6
East Sussex - 18 £82,500 -
Berkshire +16 10 £64,375 +11.96% 3
Hampshire -1 10 £55,000 -18.52% 4
West Sussex +11 6 - - 2
Oxfordshire +4 6 £50,000 +21.95% 3
Buckinghamshire +22 2 £85,000 +13.33%
Kent +5 2 £45,000 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 81 (100.00%) Degree
2 25 (30.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (25.93%) Computer Science
4 19 (23.46%) MBA
5 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (20.99%) Service Delivery
6 17 (20.99%) TOGAF
6 17 (20.99%) Java
7 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (19.75%) Firewall
8 15 (18.52%) SABSA
8 15 (18.52%) SIEM
8 15 (18.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (17.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (17.28%) Matrix Organization
9 14 (17.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (17.28%) Public Sector
9 14 (17.28%) PKI
9 14 (17.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (17.28%) Identity Management
9 14 (17.28%) Cryptography
9 14 (17.28%) ITIL
10 13 (16.05%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (16.05%) Architecture Roadmap
11 11 (13.58%) .NET
12 10 (12.35%) Finance
12 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
13 9 (11.11%) SQL
13 9 (11.11%) C++

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 (3.70%) IIS
1 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.23%) Apache
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.47%) Adobe XD
1 2 (2.47%) InVision
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.47%) Sketch
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Azure
2 3 (3.70%) AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Akamai
3 2 (2.47%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.23%) GCP
4 1 (1.23%) Google Sheets
4 1 (1.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.75%) Firewall
2 5 (6.17%) HTTP
3 3 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) 4G
4 1 (1.23%) 5G
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Big Data
3 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.47%) QlikView
4 2 (2.47%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.47%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.23%) Power BI
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.17%) Maven
2 5 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.47%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.23%) Android Studio
General
1 14 (17.28%) Public Sector
2 10 (12.35%) Finance
3 5 (6.17%) Games
3 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.94%) Legal
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Architect
2 14 (17.28%) Consultant
2 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 14 (17.28%) Security Consultant
3 13 (16.05%) Developer
4 12 (14.81%) Senior Architect
5 11 (13.58%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 11 (13.58%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Java Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Java Software Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Java Swing Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Software Architect
10 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Data Scientist
11 3 (3.70%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Swing
3 4 (4.94%) CSS
3 4 (4.94%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.70%) PyTorch
4 3 (3.70%) TensorFlow
4 3 (3.70%) Theano
4 3 (3.70%) WPF
5 2 (2.47%) WinForms
6 1 (1.23%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.23%) DirectX
6 1 (1.23%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.23%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (1.23%) Vulkan
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.28%) PKI
3 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.64%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.17%) Verilog
5 4 (4.94%) Acoustics
5 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.94%) VHDL
6 3 (3.70%) Online Games
7 2 (2.47%) ASIC
7 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.47%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.47%) User Experience
8 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.23%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.23%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 21 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (20.99%) Service Delivery
3 17 (20.99%) TOGAF
4 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.52%) SABSA
5 15 (18.52%) SIEM
5 15 (18.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 14 (17.28%) Cryptography
6 14 (17.28%) Identity Management
6 14 (17.28%) ITIL
6 14 (17.28%) Matrix Organization
7 13 (16.05%) Architecture Roadmap
7 13 (16.05%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.64%) Analytics
10 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.99%) Java
2 9 (11.11%) C++
2 9 (11.11%) SQL
3 8 (9.88%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) Python
4 4 (4.94%) C
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.47%) COBOL
6 2 (2.47%) PL/1
6 2 (2.47%) Scala
6 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) Go
7 1 (1.23%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.23%) R
7 1 (1.23%) Tcl
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (23.46%) MBA
3 14 (17.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (9.88%) CISSP
5 6 (7.41%) PhD
6 5 (6.17%) CREST Certified
7 4 (4.94%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (4.94%) CISMP
7 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.70%) CISM
8 3 (3.70%) IISP
9 2 (2.47%) CISA
10 1 (1.23%) GIAC
10 1 (1.23%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 14 (17.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) WCAG
4 1 (1.23%) GDPR
4 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) BT
2 4 (4.94%) Cadence
3 3 (3.70%) Altera
3 3 (3.70%) IBM
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.70%) Synopsys
3 3 (3.70%) Tableau
3 3 (3.70%) Xilinx
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe
4 2 (2.47%) Anaplan
4 2 (2.47%) Cognos
4 2 (2.47%) Google
4 2 (2.47%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.47%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.23%) IFS
5 1 (1.23%) Teradata