Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,248 1,387 1,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.66% 13.47% 14.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.09% 43.09% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,108 1,311
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,113 3,219 3,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.08% 31.25% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,222 2,535 2,884
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Salary trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in the South West

Degree
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South West region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
Bristol -4 479 £42,500 +6.25% 99
Dorset -5 178 £40,000 - 34
Cornwall -1 128 £37,500 - 16
Gloucestershire -9 119 £42,500 -3.95% 42
Wiltshire -25 98 £40,000 - 24
Devon +2 97 £46,500 +38.47% 22
Somerset -11 70 £39,500 -7.06% 29
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT jobs citing 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 424 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (29.81%) Computer Science
3 312 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 301 (24.12%) SQL
5 298 (23.88%) .NET
6 295 (23.64%) Microsoft
7 289 (23.16%) C#
8 270 (21.63%) SQL Server
9 252 (20.19%) Java
9 252 (20.19%) Software Engineering
10 245 (19.63%) HTML
11 229 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
12 226 (18.11%) ITIL
13 208 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
14 202 (16.19%) CSS
15 198 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
16 188 (15.06%) Security Cleared
17 186 (14.90%) Windows
18 184 (14.74%) Linux
19 176 (14.10%) Python
20 174 (13.94%) C++
21 173 (13.86%) Finance
22 169 (13.54%) C
23 160 (12.82%) Service Management
24 153 (12.26%) ASP.NET
25 146 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
26 144 (11.54%) AngularJS
27 138 (11.06%) Mathematics
28 127 (10.18%) Service Delivery
28 127 (10.18%) Electronics

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 59 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.84%) CMS
3 20 (1.60%) Confluence
4 19 (1.52%) Apache
5 16 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 11 (0.88%) JBoss
8 9 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.72%) nginx
9 8 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.64%) Drupal
9 8 (0.64%) SAS
9 8 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.64%) WordPress
10 7 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.40%) Kentico
12 5 (0.40%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.32%) IIS
13 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.080%) CATIA
10 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.080%) InVision
10 1 (0.080%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.080%) Simulink
10 1 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.080%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.080%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
3 2 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.53%) SaaS
4 38 (3.04%) Office 365
5 26 (2.08%) IaaS
6 21 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.72%) PaaS
8 8 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.32%) GitHub
10 3 (0.24%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.16%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) npm
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.080%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.97%) Firewall
2 58 (4.65%) Network Security
3 48 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (2.24%) Wireless
5 23 (1.84%) MPLS
6 22 (1.76%) DNS
6 22 (1.76%) Internet
6 22 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.36%) VPN
8 12 (0.96%) VoIP
9 10 (0.80%) Bluetooth
9 10 (0.80%) ISDN
9 10 (0.80%) VLAN
9 10 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.72%) HTTP
11 8 (0.64%) BGP
11 8 (0.64%) Skype
11 8 (0.64%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.64%) WAN
12 7 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 48 (3.85%) MySQL
4 40 (3.21%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.24%) Power BI
7 26 (2.08%) Big Data
7 26 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.44%) Data Mining
11 17 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
14 9 (0.72%) GIS
Development Applications
1 61 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 60 (4.81%) Selenium
3 56 (4.49%) JIRA
4 49 (3.93%) JUnit
5 43 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 38 (3.04%) Visual Studio
7 36 (2.88%) Subversion
8 28 (2.24%) Protractor
9 25 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (1.84%) TestNG
11 22 (1.76%) Jenkins
12 20 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 20 (1.60%) Mercurial
13 17 (1.36%) Maven
14 12 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
16 10 (0.80%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.72%) NUnit
18 8 (0.64%) Bitbucket
18 8 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 173 (13.86%) Finance
2 127 (10.18%) Electronics
3 77 (6.17%) Marketing
4 76 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 70 (5.61%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.08%) Advertising
7 24 (1.92%) Automotive
8 20 (1.60%) Mandarin Language
9 17 (1.36%) Games
10 16 (1.28%) Retail
11 15 (1.20%) Aerospace
12 13 (1.04%) Law
13 12 (0.96%) Banking
13 12 (0.96%) Billing
14 11 (0.88%) Cantonese Language
14 11 (0.88%) Legal
15 10 (0.80%) Back Office
16 8 (0.64%) French Language
17 5 (0.40%) German Language
17 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 350 (28.04%) Developer
2 169 (13.54%) Analyst
3 120 (9.62%) .NET Developer
3 120 (9.62%) Software Engineer
4 102 (8.17%) Graduate
5 86 (6.89%) Junior
6 85 (6.81%) Java Developer
7 81 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 66 (5.29%) C# Developer
9 54 (4.33%) Graduate Developer
10 52 (4.17%) Consultant
10 52 (4.17%) Junior Developer
11 50 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 46 (3.69%) C++ Software Engineer
12 46 (3.69%) Project Manager
13 44 (3.53%) Angular Developer
14 43 (3.45%) Senior Developer
15 41 (3.29%) Graduate Software Developer
16 37 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 34 (2.72%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (23.88%) .NET
2 245 (19.63%) HTML
3 202 (16.19%) CSS
4 153 (12.26%) ASP.NET
5 144 (11.54%) AngularJS
6 95 (7.61%) Web Services
7 93 (7.45%) jQuery
8 89 (7.13%) HTML5
9 81 (6.49%) XML
10 62 (4.97%) REST
11 55 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (3.77%) React
14 45 (3.61%) .NET Framework
14 45 (3.61%) Node.js
15 42 (3.37%) Spring
16 30 (2.40%) CSS3
17 29 (2.32%) J2EE
17 29 (2.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 372 (29.81%) Computer Science
2 229 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (9.05%) User Experience
4 91 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 80 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
6 62 (4.97%) Algorithms
7 61 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 36 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (2.48%) Driving Licence
11 29 (2.32%) Mobile App
12 22 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (1.68%) Fintech
13 21 (1.68%) NHS
14 20 (1.60%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (1.20%) Data Centre
16 15 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (1.20%) iPhone
17 14 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 186 (14.90%) Windows
2 184 (14.74%) Linux
3 94 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 64 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (4.49%) Unix
6 50 (4.01%) Android
7 33 (2.64%) Windows 10
8 31 (2.48%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.88%) CentOS
10 10 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.080%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.080%) Solaris
15 1 (0.080%) VMS
15 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (20.19%) Software Engineering
3 226 (18.11%) ITIL
4 208 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 160 (12.82%) Service Management
6 146 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
7 138 (11.06%) Mathematics
8 127 (10.18%) Service Delivery
9 125 (10.02%) ITSM
9 125 (10.02%) Scrum
10 123 (9.86%) OO
11 113 (9.05%) SDLC
12 112 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 112 (8.97%) TDD
13 109 (8.73%) Project Management
14 104 (8.33%) MVC
15 98 (7.85%) Proactive Management
16 95 (7.61%) Decision-Making
17 91 (7.29%) Test Automation
18 87 (6.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 312 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 301 (24.12%) SQL
3 289 (23.16%) C#
4 252 (20.19%) Java
5 176 (14.10%) Python
6 174 (13.94%) C++
7 169 (13.54%) C
8 76 (6.09%) PowerShell
9 51 (4.09%) PHP
10 42 (3.37%) Perl
11 33 (2.64%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.32%) Ruby
13 22 (1.76%) VB
14 20 (1.60%) Embedded C
14 20 (1.60%) MATLAB
15 19 (1.52%) Assembly Language
16 18 (1.44%) R
16 18 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.28%) Scala
17 16 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 198 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 188 (15.06%) Security Cleared
3 75 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 66 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 43 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
7 34 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
8 32 (2.56%) HND
9 31 (2.48%) Master's Degree
10 25 (2.00%) MCSE
11 20 (1.60%) PhD
11 20 (1.60%) Postgraduate
12 18 (1.44%) ISEB
12 18 (1.44%) MCITP
12 18 (1.44%) PMI Certification
13 13 (1.04%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.96%) MCSA
14 12 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.17%) QA
2 51 (4.09%) SLA
3 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.56%) MISRA
5 6 (0.48%) GDPR
6 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.24%) PMO
7 3 (0.24%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) RMADS
8 2 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.080%) P3O
9 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.080%) TickIT
System Software
1 90 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 70 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 44 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 31 (2.48%) Firmware
6 22 (1.76%) Docker
7 21 (1.68%) BitLocker
8 15 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.80%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.16%) vSphere
11 1 (0.080%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.080%) NFS
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.080%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.080%) Snort
11 1 (0.080%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.080%) XenApp
11 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (3.61%) SCCM
2 22 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 21 (1.68%) SCOM
3 21 (1.68%) SCVMM
4 17 (1.36%) Ansible
5 10 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 10 (0.80%) Puppet
5 10 (0.80%) Terraform
6 8 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.40%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.24%) CloudHub
8 3 (0.24%) Salt
9 2 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.16%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.16%) Mesos
9 2 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.080%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 295 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.93%) Oracle
3 52 (4.17%) Google
4 47 (3.77%) SAP
5 46 (3.69%) VMware
6 43 (3.45%) McAfee
7 19 (1.52%) Cadence
8 18 (1.44%) Sitecore
8 18 (1.44%) Veeam
9 17 (1.36%) Cisco
9 17 (1.36%) EMC
9 17 (1.36%) Tableau
10 15 (1.20%) HP
11 14 (1.12%) Capita
11 14 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.88%) 3PAR
12 11 (0.88%) CA
12 11 (0.88%) IBM
13 10 (0.80%) Apple
13 10 (0.80%) Veritas