Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 395 434 394
Rank change year-on-year +39 -40 +8
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 116 110 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 1.42% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 76 74 72
South East median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £37,157 £28,625 £21,025
90th Percentile £93,125 £83,000 £72,375
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

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 7,178 7,723 8,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.82% 26.10% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5,224 6,011 6,542
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,415
% change year-on-year - +5.45% +1.97%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +61 53 £70,000 +64.71% 5
Thames Valley +27 26 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Hampshire +19 26 £60,000 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +51 19 £42,189 -29.69% 2
Berkshire +9 6 £53,000 +6.00% 6
West Sussex -15 5 £78,000 +87.95%
East Sussex - 4 £86,250 - 5
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £52,500 -30.00% 2
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 £47,500 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Degree
2 41 (35.34%) ITIL
3 39 (33.62%) Enterprise Architecture
3 39 (33.62%) Computer Science
4 35 (30.17%) TOGAF
5 34 (29.31%) Service Delivery
5 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (29.31%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (28.45%) SABSA
6 33 (28.45%) SIEM
6 33 (28.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 33 (28.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 33 (28.45%) Cryptography
6 33 (28.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (28.45%) PKI
6 33 (28.45%) Firewall
6 33 (28.45%) Identity Management
7 30 (25.86%) SQL
7 30 (25.86%) Software Engineering
8 25 (21.55%) Information Assurance
8 25 (21.55%) Management Information System
8 25 (21.55%) Risk Management
9 23 (19.83%) Machine Learning
10 21 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (17.24%) Azure
12 19 (16.38%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.38%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (15.52%) Python
13 18 (15.52%) C++
13 18 (15.52%) Linux

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 2 (1.72%) SAS
1 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.86%) Confluence
2 1 (0.86%) JBoss
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.86%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.72%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.72%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.24%) Azure
2 12 (10.34%) AWS
3 9 (7.76%) GCP
4 4 (3.45%) IaaS
5 3 (2.59%) PaaS
6 2 (1.72%) SaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.86%) Boomi
7 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.45%) Firewall
2 5 (4.31%) ATM
3 3 (2.59%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) HTTP
4 1 (0.86%) LTE
4 1 (0.86%) WebEx
4 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.86%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (7.76%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.31%) Big Data
4 5 (4.31%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.72%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.86%) MySQL
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.86%) QlikView
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.31%) JIRA
3 5 (4.31%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.86%) Sourcetree
4 1 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 18 (15.52%) Marketing
2 11 (9.48%) Finance
3 9 (7.76%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.31%) Fire and Rescue
4 5 (4.31%) Police
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) French Language
6 2 (1.72%) German Language
6 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (30.17%) Consultant
2 33 (28.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 33 (28.45%) Security Consultant
3 18 (15.52%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) Architect
6 7 (6.03%) Data Manager
6 7 (6.03%) Development Manager
6 7 (6.03%) Graduate
6 7 (6.03%) Master Data Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Control Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Data Scientist
7 6 (5.17%) Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) .NET
2 10 (8.62%) HTML
3 9 (7.76%) React
4 8 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.90%) HTML5
5 4 (3.45%) J2EE
5 4 (3.45%) JMS
5 4 (3.45%) JSON
5 4 (3.45%) Web Services
6 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.59%) JDBC
6 3 (2.59%) Servlets
6 3 (2.59%) SOAP
6 3 (2.59%) Spring
7 2 (1.72%) CSS
7 2 (1.72%) EJB
7 2 (1.72%) REST
7 2 (1.72%) Struts
8 1 (0.86%) XML
8 1 (0.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.45%) PKI
2 25 (21.55%) Management Information System
3 21 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (16.38%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (5.17%) Robotics
7 5 (4.31%) NHS
7 5 (4.31%) User Experience
8 4 (3.45%) Digital Signage
9 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.72%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.86%) Acoustics
11 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.52%) Linux
2 11 (9.48%) VxWorks
3 3 (2.59%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) zOS
4 1 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) ITIL
2 39 (33.62%) Computer Science
2 39 (33.62%) Enterprise Architecture
3 35 (30.17%) TOGAF
4 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (29.31%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (29.31%) Service Delivery
5 33 (28.45%) Cryptography
5 33 (28.45%) Identity Management
5 33 (28.45%) SABSA
5 33 (28.45%) SIEM
5 33 (28.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 30 (25.86%) Software Engineering
7 25 (21.55%) Information Assurance
7 25 (21.55%) Risk Management
8 23 (19.83%) Machine Learning
9 17 (14.66%) Analytics
9 17 (14.66%) Business Analysis
9 17 (14.66%) Data Management
9 17 (14.66%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) SQL
2 18 (15.52%) C++
2 18 (15.52%) Python
3 16 (13.79%) Java
4 13 (11.21%) C
5 10 (8.62%) C#
6 8 (6.90%) R
7 3 (2.59%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.59%) COBOL
7 3 (2.59%) PL/1
8 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.86%) Java 8
9 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (12.07%) CISSP
5 13 (11.21%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (11.21%) CISM
5 13 (11.21%) CREST Certified
5 13 (11.21%) PhD
5 13 (11.21%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (4.31%) DBS Check
6 5 (4.31%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.45%) MBA
8 2 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.86%) CISA
9 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (28.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 33 (28.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.21%) Data Quality
3 8 (6.90%) GDPR
4 3 (2.59%) QA
5 2 (1.72%) GAMP
5 2 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.86%) COBIT
6 1 (0.86%) PMO
6 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (4.31%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) SAP
3 10 (8.62%) Oracle
4 9 (7.76%) Google
5 8 (6.90%) Aprimo
5 8 (6.90%) Informatica
5 8 (6.90%) Pega
6 5 (4.31%) Sun
7 2 (1.72%) Tableau
8 1 (0.86%) Altera
8 1 (0.86%) BT
8 1 (0.86%) Dell
8 1 (0.86%) Intel
8 1 (0.86%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.86%) webMethods
8 1 (0.86%) Xilinx