Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 475 1,254 1,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.89% 12.47% 12.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.06% 39.19% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 405 879 921
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 1,355 3,200 3,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.06% 31.83% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,001 2,336 2,311
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 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -1 152 £45,000 - 40
Gloucestershire -11 94 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Somerset 0 59 £52,500 +37.48% 10
Dorset -3 54 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Wiltshire -6 50 £41,250 -2.94% 10
Devon -13 38 £30,000 -19.53% 11
Cornwall +9 18 £65,000 +225.00% 8
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 152 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (27.58%) Security Cleared
3 128 (26.95%) Software Engineering
4 126 (26.53%) Computer Science
5 102 (21.47%) Java
6 99 (20.84%) Finance
7 98 (20.63%) SQL
8 91 (19.16%) C
9 80 (16.84%) JavaScript
10 77 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (15.58%) C#
11 74 (15.58%) Microsoft
12 69 (14.53%) Computer Science Degree
13 67 (14.11%) Python
14 66 (13.89%) C++
14 66 (13.89%) Aerospace
15 65 (13.68%) Scrum
16 64 (13.47%) Analytics
17 63 (13.26%) Mentoring
17 63 (13.26%) Mathematics
18 59 (12.42%) Management Information System
19 55 (11.58%) Project Management
20 53 (11.16%) .NET
20 53 (11.16%) OO
21 51 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
21 51 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (10.74%) Systems Engineering
22 50 (10.53%) Big Data
23 49 (10.32%) Windows
24 48 (10.11%) HTML

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 13 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.26%) NServiceBus
3 5 (1.05%) Confluence
3 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.05%) Moodle
3 5 (1.05%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.05%) WordPress
4 4 (0.84%) Apache
5 3 (0.63%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) Simulink
6 2 (0.42%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.42%) Sketch
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) CATIA
7 1 (0.21%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.63%) Maximo
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Primavera
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.74%) Azure
2 27 (5.68%) Power Platform
3 21 (4.42%) AWS
3 21 (4.42%) SaaS
4 17 (3.58%) Office 365
5 7 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (1.47%) Slack
6 6 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.26%) GitHub
7 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.05%) Serverless
8 4 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.63%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.42%) GCP
10 2 (0.42%) PaaS
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.79%) Internet
2 22 (4.63%) HTTP
3 20 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.00%) Firewall
5 11 (2.32%) LAN
5 11 (2.32%) Network Security
6 9 (1.89%) DNS
6 9 (1.89%) Tactical Data Link
6 9 (1.89%) WAN
7 8 (1.68%) NAS
7 8 (1.68%) SAN
8 6 (1.26%) MQTT
8 6 (1.26%) VPN
9 5 (1.05%) BGP
9 5 (1.05%) IPsec
9 5 (1.05%) OSPF
9 5 (1.05%) VLAN
10 4 (0.84%) 802.11
10 4 (0.84%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.53%) Big Data
2 42 (8.84%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.68%) Power BI
4 21 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.79%) GIS
5 18 (3.79%) MySQL
6 14 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.68%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (1.47%) SQLite
12 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (4.63%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.00%) JIRA
4 18 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.58%) Selenium
6 12 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.53%) Maven
7 11 (2.32%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (2.11%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.89%) MSI
9 9 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.89%) WiX
10 7 (1.47%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.05%) InstallShield
11 5 (1.05%) JUnit
11 5 (1.05%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.05%) Subversion
12 4 (0.84%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 99 (20.84%) Finance
2 66 (13.89%) Aerospace
3 41 (8.63%) Public Sector
4 39 (8.21%) Marketing
5 38 (8.00%) Electronics
6 35 (7.37%) Military
7 30 (6.32%) Telecoms
8 29 (6.11%) Manufacturing
9 17 (3.58%) Local Government
10 15 (3.16%) Law
10 15 (3.16%) Legal
11 9 (1.89%) Police
12 7 (1.47%) Retail
13 5 (1.05%) Banking
14 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 3 (0.63%) Social Science
15 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.42%) Publishing
16 1 (0.21%) Advertising
16 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (23.16%) Developer
2 58 (12.21%) Software Engineer
3 52 (10.95%) Analyst
4 35 (7.37%) Software Developer
5 34 (7.16%) Consultant
6 31 (6.53%) Architect
7 30 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.89%) Junior
9 25 (5.26%) Graduate
10 24 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
11 21 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.79%) Junior Developer
13 17 (3.58%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.58%) C++ Software Engineer
14 16 (3.37%) Business Analyst
15 15 (3.16%) Data Scientist
16 13 (2.74%) .NET Developer
16 13 (2.74%) Network Engineer
17 12 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
18 11 (2.32%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.16%) .NET
2 48 (10.11%) HTML
3 45 (9.47%) CSS
4 28 (5.89%) .NET Framework
5 26 (5.47%) Web Services
6 22 (4.63%) XML
7 20 (4.21%) Node.js
8 19 (4.00%) JSON
8 19 (4.00%) REST
9 17 (3.58%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.37%) React
10 16 (3.37%) Spring
11 15 (3.16%) SOAP
11 15 (3.16%) WPF
12 14 (2.95%) .NET Core
13 13 (2.74%) HTML5
13 13 (2.74%) Vue.js
13 13 (2.74%) WCF
14 11 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.42%) Management Information System
2 51 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (7.58%) User Experience
4 20 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.79%) Internet of Things
6 13 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.26%) NHS
11 5 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.05%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.84%) TMS320
13 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.32%) Windows
2 34 (7.16%) Linux
3 7 (1.47%) Android
3 7 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.26%) Unix
4 6 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.42%) CentOS
7 2 (0.42%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (26.95%) Software Engineering
3 126 (26.53%) Computer Science
4 77 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
5 65 (13.68%) Scrum
6 64 (13.47%) Analytics
7 63 (13.26%) Mathematics
7 63 (13.26%) Mentoring
8 55 (11.58%) Project Management
9 53 (11.16%) OO
10 51 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (10.74%) Systems Engineering
11 46 (9.68%) ITIL
12 45 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (9.05%) DevOps
14 42 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
15 41 (8.63%) Data Analysis
16 40 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (8.42%) Data Science
16 40 (8.42%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 102 (21.47%) Java
2 98 (20.63%) SQL
3 91 (19.16%) C
4 80 (16.84%) JavaScript
5 74 (15.58%) C#
6 67 (14.11%) Python
7 66 (13.89%) C++
8 16 (3.37%) PHP
9 13 (2.74%) R
10 12 (2.53%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.53%) VBScript
11 11 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.32%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.32%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.89%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.89%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.89%) VC++
13 8 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (1.47%) VB
15 6 (1.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (27.58%) Security Cleared
2 69 (14.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 37 (7.79%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.32%) HND
6 26 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (3.58%) Chartered Engineer
7 17 (3.58%) HNC
8 15 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.95%) DBS Check
9 14 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (2.74%) CCNP
11 11 (2.32%) CCNA
11 11 (2.32%) CISM
11 11 (2.32%) CISSP
12 9 (1.89%) MCSE
13 6 (1.26%) CEH
13 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.05%) MBA
15 4 (0.84%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.84%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) Def Stans
2 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 7 (1.47%) ISO 22301
3 7 (1.47%) ISO 31000
3 7 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 7 (1.47%) NIST
4 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.05%) NCSC
6 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.84%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.63%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.42%) DO-254
8 2 (0.42%) GDPR
8 2 (0.42%) MISRA
8 2 (0.42%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 25 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.37%) Docker
3 11 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.68%) Firmware
4 8 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.84%) vSphere
6 2 (0.42%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.32%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.68%) SCCM
2 8 (1.68%) SCOM
2 8 (1.68%) SCVMM
3 6 (1.26%) Ansible
3 6 (1.26%) Terraform
4 4 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (0.84%) Rancher
5 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.42%) MIIS
5 2 (0.42%) Nagios
5 2 (0.42%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 74 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.47%) SAP
3 15 (3.16%) Oracle
4 12 (2.53%) VMware
5 10 (2.11%) Cisco
6 9 (1.89%) IBM
7 8 (1.68%) 3PAR
7 8 (1.68%) Apple
8 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.26%) BiZZdesign
9 6 (1.26%) Sparx
10 5 (1.05%) Capita
10 5 (1.05%) Juniper
10 5 (1.05%) Sage
10 5 (1.05%) Tableau
11 4 (0.84%) F5
11 4 (0.84%) FireEye
11 4 (0.84%) Infoblox
11 4 (0.84%) Nokia