Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1386 1364 1644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.49% 12.53% 13.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.13% 38.18% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1078 1076 1339
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,133 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3071 3573 3659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.90% 32.82% 30.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2351 2807 2936
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,125 £23,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +1 571 £42,500 -5.56% 38
Gloucestershire +3 196 £42,500 +3.66% 10
Dorset +17 160 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Somerset -2 147 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Wiltshire -5 139 £32,500 -23.53% 8
Devon -2 90 £40,223 +7.26% 4
Cornwall +1 64 £37,500 +48.51% 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 517 (37.30%) Computer Science
2 410 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 372 (26.84%) Java
4 341 (24.60%) Software Engineering
5 340 (24.53%) JavaScript
6 329 (23.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 324 (23.38%) SQL
8 308 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 293 (21.14%) .NET
10 286 (20.63%) HTML
11 263 (18.98%) C#
12 244 (17.60%) Finance
13 228 (16.45%) SQL Server
14 219 (15.80%) CSS
15 218 (15.73%) Mathematics
15 218 (15.73%) Security Cleared
16 202 (14.57%) C++
17 200 (14.43%) C
17 200 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
18 197 (14.21%) Linux
19 184 (13.28%) Python
20 181 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
21 173 (12.48%) OO
22 171 (12.34%) Windows
23 153 (11.04%) Electronics
24 140 (10.10%) SDLC
25 134 (9.67%) Test Automation
26 132 (9.52%) MVC
27 125 (9.02%) TDD
27 125 (9.02%) ITIL

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 77 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 32 (2.31%) IIS
4 31 (2.24%) Apache
4 31 (2.24%) CMS
5 25 (1.80%) OpenStack
6 20 (1.44%) EPiServer
7 19 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (1.15%) Confluence
9 16 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 15 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 15 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 14 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.01%) Mule
11 14 (1.01%) Mule ESB
11 14 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.94%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.87%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.72%) Anypoint
Applications
1 75 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.01%) SPSS
4 12 (0.87%) Simulink
5 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.29%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.072%) CATIA
9 1 (0.072%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.072%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 15 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.29%) Lawson
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle ASCP
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.072%) Endur
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.68%) Office 365
4 44 (3.17%) SaaS
5 23 (1.66%) PaaS
6 13 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.87%) IaaS
8 11 (0.79%) GitHub
9 9 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.22%) Route 53
12 3 (0.22%) Serverless
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.76%) Firewall
2 41 (2.96%) Network Security
3 33 (2.38%) Internet
4 31 (2.24%) DNS
5 27 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.66%) VPN
7 22 (1.59%) HTTP
7 22 (1.59%) SSL
8 20 (1.44%) DHCP
9 19 (1.37%) Wireless
10 15 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.94%) IPsec
11 13 (0.94%) SAN
11 13 (0.94%) Skype
12 12 (0.87%) VLAN
13 11 (0.79%) ZigBee
14 9 (0.65%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (0.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 60 (4.33%) MySQL
4 59 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.61%) RDBMS
6 40 (2.89%) Data Mining
6 40 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 38 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 29 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.80%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.73%) Big Data
13 22 (1.59%) Power BI
13 22 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (1.37%) GIS
15 17 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
15 17 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 79 (5.70%) Selenium
3 59 (4.26%) JUnit
4 57 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.46%) Cucumber
6 46 (3.32%) Maven
7 43 (3.10%) JIRA
8 39 (2.81%) Eclipse
9 35 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.31%) Jasmine
11 30 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (2.02%) Protractor
13 24 (1.73%) SoapUI
14 23 (1.66%) Subversion
15 22 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
16 21 (1.52%) SpecFlow
17 20 (1.44%) Gradle
17 20 (1.44%) Visual Studio
18 17 (1.23%) TestNG
19 16 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 244 (17.60%) Finance
2 153 (11.04%) Electronics
3 114 (8.23%) Marketing
4 111 (8.01%) Manufacturing
5 109 (7.86%) Telecoms
6 44 (3.17%) Retail
7 33 (2.38%) Aerospace
8 15 (1.08%) Banking
9 14 (1.01%) Legal
10 13 (0.94%) Military
11 11 (0.79%) Games
12 10 (0.72%) Advertising
13 9 (0.65%) French Language
14 8 (0.58%) Automotive
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) Front Office
15 4 (0.29%) German Language
15 4 (0.29%) Law
15 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 441 (31.82%) Developer
2 224 (16.16%) Software Engineer
3 155 (11.18%) Junior
4 149 (10.75%) Analyst
5 144 (10.39%) Software Developer
6 138 (9.96%) Graduate
7 101 (7.29%) Junior Developer
8 97 (7.00%) Java Developer
9 91 (6.57%) .NET Developer
10 90 (6.49%) Graduate Developer
11 74 (5.34%) Consultant
12 73 (5.27%) Graduate Software Developer
13 68 (4.91%) Senior Developer
14 65 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
15 64 (4.62%) C# Developer
16 57 (4.11%) Project Manager
17 54 (3.90%) Junior Software Developer
18 51 (3.68%) Java Engineer
19 48 (3.46%) Java Software Developer
20 44 (3.17%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (21.14%) .NET
2 286 (20.63%) HTML
3 219 (15.80%) CSS
4 124 (8.95%) ASP.NET
5 123 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 114 (8.23%) Web Services
7 105 (7.58%) HTML5
8 90 (6.49%) Spring
9 87 (6.28%) jQuery
10 83 (5.99%) REST
11 75 (5.41%) J2EE
12 74 (5.34%) XML
13 68 (4.91%) React
14 59 (4.26%) RESTful
15 58 (4.18%) Node.js
16 50 (3.61%) JSON
17 45 (3.25%) SOAP
18 41 (2.96%) Hibernate
19 39 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 31 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 517 (37.30%) Computer Science
2 200 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 70 (5.05%) Algorithms
5 64 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 54 (3.90%) User Experience
7 43 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 26 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.44%) CESG
13 19 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.37%) Social Media
14 18 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (1.01%) Renewable Energy
16 14 (1.01%) Replication
16 14 (1.01%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 197 (14.21%) Linux
2 171 (12.34%) Windows
3 90 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 55 (3.97%) Unix
5 49 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (2.96%) Android
7 31 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 29 (2.09%) Windows 10
9 26 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.23%) CentOS
10 17 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 11 (0.79%) Solaris
12 11 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (24.60%) Software Engineering
3 218 (15.73%) Mathematics
4 181 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
5 173 (12.48%) OO
6 140 (10.10%) SDLC
7 134 (9.67%) Test Automation
8 132 (9.52%) MVC
9 125 (9.02%) ITIL
9 125 (9.02%) TDD
10 123 (8.87%) Scrum
11 114 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 111 (8.01%) Open Source
13 103 (7.43%) Project Management
14 91 (6.57%) Service Management
14 91 (6.57%) Unit Testing
15 89 (6.42%) Web Development
16 87 (6.28%) Digital Marketing
17 82 (5.92%) Programme Management
18 80 (5.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 372 (26.84%) Java
2 340 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 324 (23.38%) SQL
4 263 (18.98%) C#
5 202 (14.57%) C++
6 200 (14.43%) C
7 184 (13.28%) Python
8 75 (5.41%) Ruby
9 56 (4.04%) PHP
10 53 (3.82%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.45%) Perl
13 33 (2.38%) T-SQL
14 28 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.95%) Groovy
16 25 (1.80%) Embedded C
17 24 (1.73%) MATLAB
17 24 (1.73%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.52%) R
19 19 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 329 (23.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 218 (15.73%) Security Cleared
3 121 (8.73%) SC Cleared
4 91 (6.57%) DV Cleared
5 80 (5.77%) Numerate Degree
6 55 (3.97%) HND
7 52 (3.75%) PhD
8 47 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (3.17%) ISTQB
10 28 (2.02%) Master's Degree
11 22 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 22 (1.59%) ISEB
12 20 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (1.30%) CCNA
13 18 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (1.15%) MCSE
15 15 (1.08%) CISSP
16 13 (0.94%) HNC
17 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.97%) QA
2 26 (1.88%) SLA
3 17 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.15%) PMO
5 12 (0.87%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.65%) RMADS
7 8 (0.58%) Def Stans
7 8 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.58%) MISRA
8 7 (0.51%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.36%) MIL-STD-1553
10 5 (0.36%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.29%) ECSS
11 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.29%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.14%) DO-254
System Software
1 77 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 45 (3.25%) Docker
4 33 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (1.95%) Firmware
5 27 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (1.15%) BitLocker
7 12 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.43%) vSphere
10 3 (0.22%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.22%) HDFS
10 3 (0.22%) LXC
10 3 (0.22%) Snort
10 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (2.81%) SCCM
2 35 (2.53%) Ansible
3 32 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (2.31%) Puppet
4 20 (1.44%) SCOM
5 16 (1.15%) SCVMM
6 14 (1.01%) vCenter Server
7 13 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (0.79%) CloudHub
8 11 (0.79%) Terraform
9 9 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
9 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.65%) SCDPM
10 8 (0.58%) Salt
11 7 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.43%) Juju
12 6 (0.43%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.36%) Nagios
14 3 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.22%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 308 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.65%) Oracle
3 79 (5.70%) SAP
4 38 (2.74%) VMware
5 30 (2.16%) Cisco
6 29 (2.09%) HP
7 28 (2.02%) Sitecore
8 27 (1.95%) McAfee
9 25 (1.80%) Citrix
9 25 (1.80%) IBM
10 22 (1.59%) Freescale
11 18 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.87%) Tableau
13 12 (0.87%) Veeam
14 11 (0.79%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.65%) CA
15 9 (0.65%) Dell
15 9 (0.65%) Google
16 7 (0.51%) Cognizant