Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1497 1457 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.50% 13.33% 13.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.30% 40.77% 45.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 1191 1304
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £35,350
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +18.81% +1.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3233 3574 3547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.32% 32.70% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2525 2840 2773
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,725 £22,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.08% +3.33% -

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 618 £40,000 -5.88% 65
Gloucestershire -2 206 £45,000 - 14
Somerset -1 172 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Devon +3 144 £35,000 -12.55% 7
Wiltshire -4 138 £35,000 -22.22% 14
Dorset +10 126 £38,750 +10.71% 21
Cornwall +15 86 £37,500 -15.49% 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 487 (32.53%) Computer Science
2 460 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (27.05%) Java
4 357 (23.85%) Software Engineering
5 352 (23.51%) JavaScript
6 350 (23.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 326 (21.78%) C#
8 324 (21.64%) HTML
9 321 (21.44%) SQL
10 307 (20.51%) .NET
11 301 (20.11%) Microsoft
12 263 (17.57%) C
13 254 (16.97%) Security Cleared
14 244 (16.30%) CSS
15 234 (15.63%) SQL Server
16 233 (15.56%) Finance
17 222 (14.83%) C++
18 216 (14.43%) OO
19 196 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
20 188 (12.56%) Mathematics
21 180 (12.02%) Python
22 177 (11.82%) Electronics
23 172 (11.49%) Linux
24 170 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
25 166 (11.09%) SDLC
26 158 (10.55%) Scrum
27 148 (9.89%) SC Cleared
28 146 (9.75%) Windows
29 141 (9.42%) Project Management
29 141 (9.42%) Marketing

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 57 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 33 (2.20%) CMS
4 23 (1.54%) IIS
5 21 (1.40%) Apache
6 19 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.07%) SAS
8 14 (0.94%) Mule
8 14 (0.94%) Mule ESB
8 14 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.87%) Confluence
10 12 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.67%) Anypoint
12 10 (0.67%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.67%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.67%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 75 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.07%) SPSS
5 15 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.67%) Simulink
9 5 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) InVision
11 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.067%) CATIA
12 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.067%) InDesign
12 1 (0.067%) Lectora
12 1 (0.067%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.067%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.67%) Endur
3 5 (0.33%) Magento
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.067%) Lawson
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.067%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.34%) Office 365
4 23 (1.54%) SaaS
5 15 (1.00%) PaaS
6 11 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.67%) IaaS
8 7 (0.47%) GitHub
9 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.40%) Internet
2 32 (2.14%) Firewall
3 18 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (1.14%) Network Security
5 15 (1.00%) DNS
6 14 (0.94%) DHCP
7 12 (0.80%) Wireless
7 12 (0.80%) ZigBee
8 11 (0.73%) Skype
8 11 (0.73%) SSH
9 10 (0.67%) SAN
9 10 (0.67%) SSL
9 10 (0.67%) VLAN
10 9 (0.60%) Broadband
10 9 (0.60%) HTTP
10 9 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.53%) IPsec
11 8 (0.53%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.81%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 53 (3.54%) MySQL
5 37 (2.47%) RDBMS
6 36 (2.40%) Data Mining
7 35 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.67%) Power BI
11 24 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 24 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.47%) QlikView
13 21 (1.40%) Big Data
13 21 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 88 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.88%) Selenium
3 60 (4.01%) JUnit
4 48 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
6 38 (2.54%) Maven
7 37 (2.47%) Jasmine
7 37 (2.47%) Jenkins
8 36 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 34 (2.27%) JIRA
10 32 (2.14%) Protractor
11 28 (1.87%) TestNG
12 22 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (1.47%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.27%) Visual Studio
14 18 (1.20%) Subversion
15 16 (1.07%) SoapUI
16 15 (1.00%) Gradle
16 15 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
17 13 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 233 (15.56%) Finance
2 177 (11.82%) Electronics
3 141 (9.42%) Marketing
4 118 (7.88%) Manufacturing
5 114 (7.62%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.00%) Retail
7 27 (1.80%) Aerospace
8 22 (1.47%) Games
9 20 (1.34%) Military
10 18 (1.20%) Legal
11 14 (0.94%) Front Office
12 13 (0.87%) Advertising
13 12 (0.80%) Banking
14 9 (0.60%) Avionics
15 7 (0.47%) French Language
15 7 (0.47%) Local Government
16 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.27%) Automotive
17 4 (0.27%) Billing
17 4 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 474 (31.66%) Developer
2 200 (13.36%) Software Engineer
3 152 (10.15%) Analyst
4 136 (9.08%) Graduate
5 129 (8.62%) Java Developer
5 129 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 114 (7.62%) Junior
7 92 (6.15%) Consultant
8 86 (5.74%) .NET Developer
9 84 (5.61%) Senior Developer
10 82 (5.48%) C# Developer
11 64 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
11 64 (4.28%) Junior Developer
12 62 (4.14%) Lead Developer
13 61 (4.07%) C++ Software Engineer
14 58 (3.87%) Project Manager
15 56 (3.74%) Architect
16 50 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
17 48 (3.21%) Graduate Software Developer
18 40 (2.67%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (21.64%) HTML
2 307 (20.51%) .NET
3 244 (16.30%) CSS
4 128 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 128 (8.55%) Web Services
5 120 (8.02%) AngularJS
6 112 (7.48%) HTML5
7 101 (6.75%) REST
8 99 (6.61%) jQuery
9 95 (6.35%) Spring
10 74 (4.94%) Node.js
11 72 (4.81%) XML
12 58 (3.87%) React
13 53 (3.54%) JSON
14 51 (3.41%) J2EE
15 48 (3.21%) RESTful
16 44 (2.94%) SOAP
17 38 (2.54%) Hibernate
18 34 (2.27%) CSS3
19 31 (2.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 487 (32.53%) Computer Science
2 196 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 72 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 65 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
6 62 (4.14%) User Experience
7 57 (3.81%) Algorithms
8 52 (3.47%) Renewable Energy
9 37 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
10 33 (2.20%) Social Media
11 32 (2.14%) Public Cloud
12 28 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.60%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (1.14%) Driving Licence
16 16 (1.07%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.94%) PMI
18 13 (0.87%) CESG
19 12 (0.80%) Cybercrime
19 12 (0.80%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 172 (11.49%) Linux
2 146 (9.75%) Windows
3 57 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 50 (3.34%) Android
5 38 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.54%) Unix
6 27 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.73%) CentOS
10 11 (0.73%) Solaris
11 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.067%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (23.85%) Software Engineering
3 216 (14.43%) OO
4 188 (12.56%) Mathematics
5 170 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 166 (11.09%) SDLC
7 158 (10.55%) Scrum
8 141 (9.42%) Project Management
9 138 (9.22%) MVC
10 124 (8.28%) Test Automation
11 119 (7.95%) ITIL
11 119 (7.95%) Open Source
12 110 (7.35%) TDD
13 107 (7.15%) Programme Management
14 104 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
15 100 (6.68%) OOP
16 96 (6.41%) Mentoring
17 93 (6.21%) Digital Marketing
18 83 (5.54%) Web Development
19 75 (5.01%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 405 (27.05%) Java
2 352 (23.51%) JavaScript
3 326 (21.78%) C#
4 321 (21.44%) SQL
5 263 (17.57%) C
6 222 (14.83%) C++
7 180 (12.02%) Python
8 72 (4.81%) PHP
9 44 (2.94%) Ruby
10 39 (2.61%) Perl
11 38 (2.54%) Embedded C
12 37 (2.47%) T-SQL
13 35 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 33 (2.20%) Scala
15 29 (1.94%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.80%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.54%) MATLAB
17 23 (1.54%) VBA
18 22 (1.47%) PL/SQL
19 21 (1.40%) R
Qualifications
1 350 (23.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 254 (16.97%) Security Cleared
3 148 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 92 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 67 (4.48%) HND
6 60 (4.01%) PhD
7 51 (3.41%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (2.54%) ISTQB
9 35 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.67%) PMI Certification
11 21 (1.40%) ISEB
12 20 (1.34%) Master's Degree
13 18 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
14 17 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (1.14%) MCSE
15 16 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (1.07%) Postgraduate
16 13 (0.87%) CISSP
16 13 (0.87%) HNC
16 13 (0.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.41%) QA
2 20 (1.34%) SLA
3 18 (1.20%) Def Stans
3 18 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 11 (0.73%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.67%) PMO
8 9 (0.60%) DO-254
8 9 (0.60%) IEC 61508
9 8 (0.53%) ISO 26262
10 7 (0.47%) MISRA
10 7 (0.47%) MISRA C
11 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.33%) RMADS
12 5 (0.33%) TickIT
13 3 (0.20%) ECSS
13 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 50 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.54%) Firmware
3 23 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.47%) Docker
4 22 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.53%) vSphere
6 7 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.27%) Snort
9 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (1.87%) SCCM
2 23 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.34%) Puppet
4 13 (0.87%) Ansible
5 11 (0.73%) CloudHub
6 9 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.60%) SCOM
7 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.40%) Juju
10 5 (0.33%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.27%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.20%) Nagios
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView
12 3 (0.20%) RSA enVision
13 2 (0.13%) EnCase
13 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
14 1 (0.067%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 301 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 119 (7.95%) Oracle
3 101 (6.75%) SAP
4 35 (2.34%) Freescale
5 34 (2.27%) VMware
6 32 (2.14%) HP
7 26 (1.74%) IBM
8 25 (1.67%) Cisco
9 17 (1.14%) Citrix
10 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.87%) Sitecore
12 12 (0.80%) BT
13 11 (0.73%) Adobe
13 11 (0.73%) MuleSoft
14 10 (0.67%) OpenLink
14 10 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.60%) Cognizant
16 8 (0.53%) SolarWinds
17 7 (0.47%) McAfee
17 7 (0.47%) Tableau