Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1399 1360 1614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.92% 12.51% 13.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.82% 38.29% 45.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 1096 1298
South West median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £58,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 3053 3552 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.37% 32.67% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2802 2830
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +1 560 £40,500 -5.81% 32
Gloucestershire +1 203 £42,500 - 8
Somerset +1 154 £40,000 - 8
Dorset +18 152 £39,375 +5.00% 8
Wiltshire -6 142 £32,500 -23.53% 8
Devon 0 109 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Cornwall +4 70 £37,500 +19.05% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 501 (35.81%) Computer Science
2 405 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (25.95%) Java
4 342 (24.45%) JavaScript
5 332 (23.73%) Software Engineering
6 328 (23.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 324 (23.16%) Microsoft
8 317 (22.66%) SQL
9 304 (21.73%) HTML
10 303 (21.66%) .NET
11 279 (19.94%) C#
12 242 (17.30%) SQL Server
13 240 (17.16%) Finance
14 228 (16.30%) Security Cleared
15 227 (16.23%) CSS
16 219 (15.65%) C
16 219 (15.65%) Mathematics
17 213 (15.23%) C++
18 202 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
19 189 (13.51%) OO
20 180 (12.87%) Python
21 178 (12.72%) Linux
22 177 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
23 167 (11.94%) Electronics
24 161 (11.51%) Windows
25 143 (10.22%) SDLC
26 134 (9.58%) MVC
27 131 (9.36%) Scrum
28 130 (9.29%) SC Cleared
29 128 (9.15%) Test Automation

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 71 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.57%) Tomcat
3 32 (2.29%) IIS
4 31 (2.22%) CMS
5 28 (2.00%) Apache
6 22 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 21 (1.50%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.07%) Mule
9 15 (1.07%) Mule ESB
9 15 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.00%) Apache Solr
10 14 (1.00%) Confluence
10 14 (1.00%) EPiServer
11 13 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.86%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.79%) GlassFish
13 11 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 71 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.07%) SPSS
4 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.86%) Simulink
5 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) SPSS Modeler
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.071%) CATIA
9 1 (0.071%) Lectora
9 1 (0.071%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.071%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 16 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.71%) Endur
4 7 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.36%) Magento
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.29%) Lawson
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.071%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 117 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.22%) Office 365
4 43 (3.07%) SaaS
5 18 (1.29%) PaaS
6 11 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.79%) GitHub
6 11 (0.79%) IaaS
7 10 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.071%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.071%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.071%) Route 53
12 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.00%) Firewall
2 33 (2.36%) Network Security
3 30 (2.14%) Internet
4 26 (1.86%) DNS
5 21 (1.50%) DHCP
5 21 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (1.29%) HTTP
7 18 (1.29%) SSL
8 14 (1.00%) VPN
8 14 (1.00%) ZigBee
9 13 (0.93%) IPsec
9 13 (0.93%) SAN
9 13 (0.93%) VLAN
10 12 (0.86%) Wireless
11 10 (0.71%) Skype
12 9 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (0.64%) NAS
13 8 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 58 (4.15%) NoSQL
4 50 (3.57%) MySQL
5 47 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 34 (2.43%) Data Mining
7 33 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.29%) Oracle Database
9 31 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.93%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.93%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (1.57%) Big Data
14 21 (1.50%) Power BI
15 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (1.22%) GIS
16 17 (1.22%) QlikView
16 17 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 78 (5.58%) Selenium
3 56 (4.00%) JUnit
4 43 (3.07%) Jenkins
5 42 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 40 (2.86%) Maven
6 40 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.72%) JIRA
8 35 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 34 (2.43%) Eclipse
10 29 (2.07%) Protractor
11 26 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
13 23 (1.64%) SoapUI
14 20 (1.43%) Subversion
14 20 (1.43%) TestNG
15 19 (1.36%) Gradle
16 17 (1.22%) SpecFlow
17 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio
18 15 (1.07%) HP UFT
General
1 240 (17.16%) Finance
2 167 (11.94%) Electronics
3 122 (8.72%) Marketing
4 115 (8.22%) Manufacturing
5 105 (7.51%) Telecoms
6 45 (3.22%) Retail
7 29 (2.07%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.14%) Military
9 14 (1.00%) Front Office
9 14 (1.00%) Legal
10 10 (0.71%) Games
11 9 (0.64%) French Language
12 7 (0.50%) Advertising
12 7 (0.50%) Automotive
12 7 (0.50%) Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Avionics
13 4 (0.29%) Billing
13 4 (0.29%) German Language
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 460 (32.88%) Developer
2 211 (15.08%) Software Engineer
3 150 (10.72%) Analyst
4 149 (10.65%) Junior
5 146 (10.44%) Graduate
6 140 (10.01%) Software Developer
7 109 (7.79%) Java Developer
8 94 (6.72%) Junior Developer
9 90 (6.43%) Graduate Developer
10 89 (6.36%) .NET Developer
11 81 (5.79%) Consultant
12 72 (5.15%) Graduate Software Developer
13 70 (5.00%) Senior Developer
14 67 (4.79%) C# Developer
15 61 (4.36%) C++ Software Engineer
16 49 (3.50%) Java Software Developer
16 49 (3.50%) Project Manager
17 48 (3.43%) Junior Software Developer
18 45 (3.22%) Architect
19 44 (3.15%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (21.73%) HTML
2 303 (21.66%) .NET
3 227 (16.23%) CSS
4 124 (8.86%) ASP.NET
5 123 (8.79%) Web Services
6 122 (8.72%) AngularJS
7 105 (7.51%) HTML5
8 91 (6.50%) jQuery
9 89 (6.36%) Spring
10 83 (5.93%) REST
11 70 (5.00%) J2EE
12 69 (4.93%) XML
13 66 (4.72%) Node.js
14 62 (4.43%) React
15 58 (4.15%) RESTful
16 53 (3.79%) JSON
17 40 (2.86%) Hibernate
17 40 (2.86%) SOAP
18 37 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 32 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 501 (35.81%) Computer Science
2 202 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 68 (4.86%) Algorithms
5 58 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 49 (3.50%) User Experience
7 43 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
9 29 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.79%) Social Media
11 24 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.57%) Renewable Energy
12 22 (1.57%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 21 (1.50%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (1.22%) CESG
16 14 (1.00%) Replication
17 13 (0.93%) Data Centre
18 12 (0.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 178 (12.72%) Linux
2 161 (11.51%) Windows
3 79 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.79%) Unix
5 43 (3.07%) Android
6 42 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 22 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.07%) CentOS
10 14 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.79%) Solaris
13 9 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (23.73%) Software Engineering
3 219 (15.65%) Mathematics
4 189 (13.51%) OO
5 177 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
6 143 (10.22%) SDLC
7 134 (9.58%) MVC
8 131 (9.36%) Scrum
9 128 (9.15%) Test Automation
10 121 (8.65%) TDD
11 119 (8.51%) ITIL
12 110 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
13 109 (7.79%) Open Source
14 107 (7.65%) Project Management
15 96 (6.86%) Web Development
16 94 (6.72%) OOP
17 92 (6.58%) Digital Marketing
18 87 (6.22%) Programme Management
19 81 (5.79%) Mentoring
19 81 (5.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 363 (25.95%) Java
2 342 (24.45%) JavaScript
3 317 (22.66%) SQL
4 279 (19.94%) C#
5 219 (15.65%) C
6 213 (15.23%) C++
7 180 (12.87%) Python
8 55 (3.93%) PHP
9 52 (3.72%) Ruby
10 44 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 36 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.43%) Perl
13 32 (2.29%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.22%) Embedded C
15 27 (1.93%) Scala
16 25 (1.79%) Groovy
17 24 (1.72%) MATLAB
18 23 (1.64%) R
19 21 (1.50%) VB.NET
20 19 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 328 (23.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 228 (16.30%) Security Cleared
3 130 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 92 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 68 (4.86%) Numerate Degree
6 61 (4.36%) HND
7 53 (3.79%) PhD
8 42 (3.00%) ISTQB
9 38 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (1.64%) Master's Degree
11 22 (1.57%) ISEB
12 21 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (1.22%) CCNA
15 17 (1.22%) MCSE
16 16 (1.14%) HNC
17 15 (1.07%) PMI Certification
18 13 (0.93%) CISSP
19 10 (0.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.15%) QA
2 26 (1.86%) SLA
3 18 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.14%) PMO
5 12 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.71%) DO-178B
8 8 (0.57%) RMADS
9 7 (0.50%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.50%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.36%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 5 (0.36%) MISRA
10 5 (0.36%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.21%) ECSS
12 3 (0.21%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 71 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.22%) Hyper-V
3 37 (2.64%) Docker
4 36 (2.57%) Firmware
5 32 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.79%) BitLocker
9 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.64%) vSphere
11 5 (0.36%) Snort
12 3 (0.21%) XenServer
13 2 (0.14%) HDFS
14 1 (0.071%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (2.43%) SCCM
2 23 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (1.64%) Puppet
3 20 (1.43%) Ansible
4 15 (1.07%) SCOM
5 14 (1.00%) vCenter Server
6 12 (0.86%) CloudHub
6 12 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (0.86%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.64%) SCDPM
9 6 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.43%) Juju
10 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.21%) Nagios
11 3 (0.21%) RSA enVision
11 3 (0.21%) Salt
12 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 324 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 119 (8.51%) Oracle
3 84 (6.00%) SAP
4 41 (2.93%) VMware
5 32 (2.29%) HP
6 29 (2.07%) Cisco
7 28 (2.00%) Freescale
8 27 (1.93%) IBM
9 24 (1.72%) Citrix
10 21 (1.50%) McAfee
10 21 (1.50%) Sitecore
11 18 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.86%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.86%) Tableau
13 11 (0.79%) Veeam
14 10 (0.71%) Dell
14 10 (0.71%) OpenLink
14 10 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.64%) Cognizant
16 7 (0.50%) CA