Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 348 1,110 1,197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.14% 11.43% 11.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.59% 39.28% 40.73%
Number of salaries quoted 316 888 897
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,675 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,125 £75,825 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%

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 1,036 2,826 2,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.20% 29.10% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 785 2,119 2,200
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Salary trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 -5 117 £45,000 - 70
Gloucestershire -1 87 £50,000 - 23
Devon -2 33 £35,000 -6.12% 20
Wiltshire -23 29 £49,000 +8.89% 12
Somerset -10 28 £47,500 +24.39% 17
Dorset -19 25 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Cornwall +2 20 £41,250 +106.25% 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 112 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.46%) Security Cleared
3 98 (28.16%) Computer Science
4 87 (25.00%) Finance
5 76 (21.84%) SQL
6 75 (21.55%) JavaScript
7 69 (19.83%) Software Engineering
8 68 (19.54%) Java
9 67 (19.25%) Microsoft
10 59 (16.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 58 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (15.23%) CSS
14 52 (14.94%) C
14 52 (14.94%) DV Cleared
15 51 (14.66%) Scrum
16 50 (14.37%) HTML
17 49 (14.08%) DevOps
18 47 (13.51%) Python
19 46 (13.22%) C#
19 46 (13.22%) Public Sector
20 44 (12.64%) Linux
21 43 (12.36%) Windows
21 43 (12.36%) Mathematics
22 42 (12.07%) Azure
22 42 (12.07%) C++
23 41 (11.78%) ITIL
24 40 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
24 40 (11.49%) Marketing
25 39 (11.21%) OO

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 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.44%) Apache
2 5 (1.44%) ArcGIS
2 5 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.44%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.15%) CMS
4 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.57%) Confluence
5 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.29%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.86%) Simulink
2 3 (0.86%) Sketch
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.44%) Maximo
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) Odoo
4 2 (0.57%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.07%) Azure
2 28 (8.05%) AWS
3 24 (6.90%) Power Platform
4 15 (4.31%) Office 365
4 15 (4.31%) SaaS
5 8 (2.30%) IaaS
5 8 (2.30%) PaaS
6 6 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.72%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.44%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.15%) GitHub
9 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.86%) GCP
9 3 (0.86%) Slack
10 2 (0.57%) AdWords
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.57%) Asana
10 2 (0.57%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.76%) Internet
2 18 (5.17%) HTTP
3 7 (2.01%) Firewall
3 7 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.72%) DNS
5 5 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.86%) RS-232
7 2 (0.57%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.57%) SAN
7 2 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.29%) 2G
8 1 (0.29%) 3G
8 1 (0.29%) 5G
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) Intranet
8 1 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) SMTP
8 1 (0.29%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.63%) Big Data
2 35 (10.06%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.32%) Power BI
4 21 (6.03%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.75%) MySQL
6 13 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.16%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (1.15%) GIS
11 4 (1.15%) QlikView
11 4 (1.15%) Tableau
12 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.86%) OLAP
13 2 (0.57%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.57%) MS Access
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (6.61%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.02%) Maven
4 11 (3.16%) Selenium
4 11 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.59%) JIRA
5 9 (2.59%) MSI
5 9 (2.59%) WiX
6 8 (2.30%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.44%) Cypress.io
7 5 (1.44%) InstallShield
7 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.44%) JUnit
7 5 (1.44%) Subversion
7 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.86%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.86%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.86%) Liquibase
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (25.00%) Finance
2 46 (13.22%) Public Sector
3 40 (11.49%) Marketing
4 38 (10.92%) Electronics
5 31 (8.91%) Manufacturing
6 24 (6.90%) Telecoms
7 20 (5.75%) Local Government
8 17 (4.89%) Police
9 16 (4.60%) Legal
10 15 (4.31%) Aerospace
11 10 (2.87%) Law
12 8 (2.30%) Advertising
13 6 (1.72%) Publishing
14 5 (1.44%) Military
15 4 (1.15%) Back Office
15 4 (1.15%) Social Science
16 3 (0.86%) Games
17 2 (0.57%) Automotive
17 2 (0.57%) Retail
18 1 (0.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (31.61%) Developer
2 37 (10.63%) Software Engineer
3 35 (10.06%) Java Developer
4 32 (9.20%) Analyst
5 28 (8.05%) Architect
6 19 (5.46%) Consultant
6 19 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.89%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.60%) Graduate
10 12 (3.45%) Applications Developer
10 12 (3.45%) Junior
11 11 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.16%) Lead Developer
12 10 (2.87%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 9 (2.59%) C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (2.59%) Data Scientist
13 9 (2.59%) Test Engineer
14 8 (2.30%) C# Developer
14 8 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.23%) CSS
2 50 (14.37%) HTML
3 36 (10.34%) .NET
4 24 (6.90%) JSON
4 24 (6.90%) Spring
5 21 (6.03%) .NET Framework
5 21 (6.03%) REST
6 18 (5.17%) Node.js
6 18 (5.17%) SOAP
7 17 (4.89%) Web Services
8 16 (4.60%) React
8 16 (4.60%) XML
9 15 (4.31%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.31%) Vue.js
10 14 (4.02%) WPF
11 11 (3.16%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.87%) Hibernate
12 10 (2.87%) RESTful
13 9 (2.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.03%) User Experience
5 20 (5.75%) Internet of Things
6 11 (3.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.44%) Optoelectronics
10 5 (1.44%) Social Media
11 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.86%) Robotics
13 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.57%) Verilog
13 2 (0.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.64%) Linux
2 43 (12.36%) Windows
3 8 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (2.01%) Unix
5 5 (1.44%) Android
5 5 (1.44%) CentOS
5 5 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Debian
8 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (28.16%) Computer Science
3 69 (19.83%) Software Engineering
4 58 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (14.66%) Scrum
7 49 (14.08%) DevOps
8 43 (12.36%) Mathematics
9 41 (11.78%) ITIL
10 40 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (11.21%) OO
12 38 (10.92%) Analytics
12 38 (10.92%) Project Management
13 37 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (8.91%) Enterprise Architecture
15 29 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
16 28 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (8.05%) IT Strategy
16 28 (8.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.84%) SQL
2 75 (21.55%) JavaScript
3 68 (19.54%) Java
4 52 (14.94%) C
5 47 (13.51%) Python
6 46 (13.22%) C#
7 42 (12.07%) C++
8 16 (4.60%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.45%) VBScript
10 11 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.87%) PHP
12 9 (2.59%) Java 8
12 9 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.59%) VC++
13 7 (2.01%) VB
14 6 (1.72%) R
15 5 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.44%) C++/CLI
15 5 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (1.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 106 (30.46%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (14.94%) DV Cleared
4 36 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 26 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.31%) HNC
7 13 (3.74%) HND
8 8 (2.30%) CISSP
9 7 (2.01%) MCSA
9 7 (2.01%) Postgraduate
10 6 (1.72%) CISM
10 6 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.44%) CCNA
11 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.44%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.44%) MBA
12 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.86%) CEH
13 3 (0.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.03%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.30%) SLA
4 5 (1.44%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.44%) ISO 31000
4 5 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (1.44%) NIST
4 5 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.86%) NCSC
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.01%) Docker
3 6 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Ceph
4 2 (0.57%) Firmware
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.57%) vSphere
4 2 (0.57%) Xen
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.44%) Terraform
3 4 (1.15%) Ansible
4 3 (0.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (0.86%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.57%) MIIS
5 2 (0.57%) Proxmox
5 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.20%) SAP
3 12 (3.45%) VMware
4 9 (2.59%) Google
4 9 (2.59%) IBM
4 9 (2.59%) Oracle
4 9 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.72%) BiZZdesign
6 6 (1.72%) Sparx
7 5 (1.44%) Cisco
7 5 (1.44%) ESRI
7 5 (1.44%) Sage
7 5 (1.44%) Splunk
8 4 (1.15%) Meraki
8 4 (1.15%) Zscaler
9 3 (0.86%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.86%) Screaming Frog
9 3 (0.86%) Talend
9 3 (0.86%) Xamarin