Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South East
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 258 400
Rank change year-on-year -32 +142 +46
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 148 42 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 1.81% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 83 25 75
10th Percentile £37,500 £43,750 £37,026
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £79,500 £90,750
England median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -7.69%

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 4,845 2,324 7,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.93% 26.96% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,697 1,728 5,372
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,850 £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 £77,500 £73,750 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -9 104 £42,500 -19.05% 10
Oxfordshire +22 53 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Berkshire -33 46 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Surrey -43 23 £60,000 +34.83% 4
Hampshire -106 11 £45,000 -28.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -60 5 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Kent - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 - 1
East Sussex -42 2 £83,750 +4.69% 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Degree
2 86 (58.11%) Computer Science
3 68 (45.95%) Social Skills
4 66 (44.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (28.38%) SQL
6 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
7 40 (27.03%) C#
8 39 (26.35%) Mathematics
8 39 (26.35%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (26.35%) Azure
9 38 (25.68%) Finance
10 37 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 36 (24.32%) HTML
12 35 (23.65%) CSS
13 33 (22.30%) Windows
13 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (22.30%) SDLC
14 32 (21.62%) NoSQL
15 31 (20.95%) .NET
16 28 (18.92%) AngularJS
17 27 (18.24%) Analytics
17 27 (18.24%) React
17 27 (18.24%) Greenfield Project
17 27 (18.24%) Web Development
18 26 (17.57%) Unit Testing
18 26 (17.57%) Python
18 26 (17.57%) Node.js
19 25 (16.89%) Full Stack Development
19 25 (16.89%) OOD

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 16 (10.81%) SAS
2 7 (4.73%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.70%) NetWeaver
4 3 (2.03%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.68%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Simulink
1 4 (2.70%) SPSS
2 3 (2.03%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 14 (9.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.03%) NetSuite
2 3 (2.03%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.35%) SAP BRIM
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.68%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 39 (26.35%) Azure
2 8 (5.41%) AWS
2 8 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.41%) PaaS
3 4 (2.70%) Power Platform
3 4 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Azure Service Bus
4 2 (1.35%) GCP
4 2 (1.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) SSL
2 2 (1.35%) DNS
2 2 (1.35%) Firewall
2 2 (1.35%) Network Security
2 2 (1.35%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) ATM
3 1 (0.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) NAS
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.73%) Base SAS
4 6 (4.05%) SAP HANA
4 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.38%) Tableau
6 4 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.70%) NewSQL
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.70%) Power BI
7 3 (2.03%) Big Data
7 3 (2.03%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.35%) Metadata
8 2 (1.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.43%) JIRA
2 7 (4.73%) JMeter
3 5 (3.38%) Cypress.io
3 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.38%) Selenium
3 5 (3.38%) Serenity BDD
3 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.70%) Appium
4 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.70%) Postman
4 4 (2.70%) TestComplete
4 4 (2.70%) Tricentis qTest
5 3 (2.03%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.03%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.03%) JUnit
5 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.03%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.03%) TestNG
6 2 (1.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 68 (45.95%) Social Skills
2 38 (25.68%) Finance
3 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (6.76%) Financial Institution
6 9 (6.08%) Legal
6 9 (6.08%) Marketing
7 8 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (4.73%) Automotive
8 7 (4.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (3.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (2.70%) Retail
10 4 (2.70%) Social Science
11 3 (2.03%) Advertising
11 3 (2.03%) French Language
11 3 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.35%) Law
12 2 (1.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 31 (20.95%) Developer
2 20 (13.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 12 (8.11%) Programmer
4 12 (8.11%) Statistical Programmer
5 6 (4.05%) DBA
5 6 (4.05%) SQL DBA
6 5 (3.38%) Head of DevOps
6 5 (3.38%) SAP Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Business Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Data Scientist
7 4 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Developer
8 3 (2.03%) Administrator
8 3 (2.03%) Analyst
8 3 (2.03%) Computer Engineer
8 3 (2.03%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Graduate
8 3 (2.03%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) HTML
2 35 (23.65%) CSS
3 31 (20.95%) .NET
4 28 (18.92%) AngularJS
5 27 (18.24%) React
6 26 (17.57%) Node.js
7 7 (4.73%) HTML5
7 7 (4.73%) Vue.js
8 6 (4.05%) SAP Fiori
9 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.38%) SOAP
10 4 (2.70%) EDI
10 4 (2.70%) OpenCV
10 4 (2.70%) React Native
10 4 (2.70%) Swagger
11 3 (2.03%) jQuery
11 3 (2.03%) RESTful
11 3 (2.03%) SAML
11 3 (2.03%) SAPUI5
11 3 (2.03%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.24%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (15.54%) Life Science
3 16 (10.81%) Virtual Team
4 15 (10.14%) Biotechnology
4 15 (10.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (8.78%) Algorithms
6 11 (7.43%) User Experience
7 9 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (4.73%) Cloud Native
9 4 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.70%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.03%) Reference Data
10 3 (2.03%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.68%) IVR
12 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.30%) Windows
2 13 (8.78%) Linux
3 7 (4.73%) SUSE
4 2 (1.35%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (58.11%) Computer Science
2 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.35%) Mathematics
3 39 (26.35%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 33 (22.30%) SDLC
6 27 (18.24%) Analytics
6 27 (18.24%) Web Development
7 26 (17.57%) Unit Testing
8 25 (16.89%) Full Stack Development
8 25 (16.89%) OOD
8 25 (16.89%) OOP
9 23 (15.54%) Data Analysis
10 20 (13.51%) Front End Development
11 19 (12.84%) Data Science
12 18 (12.16%) Decision-Making
13 16 (10.81%) DevOps
13 16 (10.81%) Visualisation
14 14 (9.46%) IT Strategy
15 13 (8.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
1 42 (28.38%) SQL
2 40 (27.03%) C#
3 26 (17.57%) Python
4 12 (8.11%) C++
5 11 (7.43%) Java
5 11 (7.43%) MATLAB
6 10 (6.76%) R
7 9 (6.08%) C
8 7 (4.73%) SAS Macro
9 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.70%) ABAP
10 4 (2.70%) Perl
10 4 (2.70%) Ruby
10 4 (2.70%) VB
11 2 (1.35%) PHP
11 2 (1.35%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (100.00%) Degree
2 66 (44.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (8.78%) MBA
4 10 (6.76%) PhD
5 4 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.70%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.68%) CISA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 6 (4.05%) QA
3 5 (3.38%) CDISC
4 4 (2.70%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (2.70%) GDPR
5 3 (2.03%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (2.03%) GRC
5 3 (2.03%) IFRS
6 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.68%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.68%) PMO
6 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) Docker
2 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.73%) Rancher
3 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.68%) Grafana
4 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (13.51%) SAP
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle
4 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Adobe
6 2 (1.35%) IBM
6 2 (1.35%) IFS
7 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.68%) Ariba
7 1 (0.68%) BMC
7 1 (0.68%) Concur
7 1 (0.68%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.68%) ESRI
7 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.68%) Remedy
7 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.68%) Splunk