Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 782 334 1,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.31% 10.21% 12.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.60% 32.43% 39.94%
Number of salaries quoted 327 272 878
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,969 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.09%

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 2,260 1,030 3,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.78% 31.48% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,153 778 2,343
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,713 £26,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,015 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 0 448 £47,500 +5.56% 82
Gloucestershire -11 109 £47,500 -5.00% 31
Wiltshire +35 66 £55,000 +14.58% 33
Somerset -6 48 £55,000 +18.92% 29
Dorset -17 39 £53,750 +22.16% 19
Devon -1 37 £45,000 +46.94% 18
Cornwall -11 24 £30,250 -32.78% 5
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 309 (39.51%) Computer Science
2 281 (35.93%) Social Skills
3 208 (26.60%) Software Engineering
4 206 (26.34%) Mathematics
5 201 (25.70%) Problem-Solving
6 190 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (23.27%) Python
8 173 (22.12%) Security Cleared
9 157 (20.08%) Java
10 139 (17.77%) Validation
11 128 (16.37%) Physics
12 127 (16.24%) C++
13 126 (16.11%) SQL
13 126 (16.11%) Azure
14 122 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
15 118 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
16 116 (14.83%) Mentoring
16 116 (14.83%) Finance
17 113 (14.45%) C
18 112 (14.32%) Analytics
19 111 (14.19%) Algorithms
20 106 (13.55%) DevOps
21 105 (13.43%) MATLAB
22 101 (12.92%) SC Cleared
23 98 (12.53%) Linux
23 98 (12.53%) Microsoft
24 97 (12.40%) Machine Learning
25 93 (11.89%) AWS
26 86 (11.00%) Instagram
27 84 (10.74%) Cybersecurity

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 18 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 11 (1.41%) Confluence
3 10 (1.28%) CMS
4 9 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.15%) EPiServer
4 9 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (1.15%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.02%) Kentico
6 6 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.51%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.51%) nginx
7 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.38%) Apache
8 3 (0.38%) WordPress
9 2 (0.26%) Camunda
9 2 (0.26%) Moodle
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 59 (7.54%) Simulink
2 39 (4.99%) Stateflow
3 31 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (1.15%) Zemax
6 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.64%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.26%) MadCap Flare
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Shopify
2 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) FastStats
4 1 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 126 (16.11%) Azure
2 93 (11.89%) AWS
3 40 (5.12%) GCP
4 31 (3.96%) Power Platform
5 20 (2.56%) SaaS
6 18 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (2.17%) Serverless
8 16 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
9 12 (1.53%) IaaS
10 10 (1.28%) Amazon SageMaker
10 10 (1.28%) Snowflake
11 8 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.02%) GitHub
12 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.77%) Yammer
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.64%) Facebook Ads
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.73%) Firewall
2 32 (4.09%) Internet
3 24 (3.07%) DNS
4 19 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.05%) Network Security
6 14 (1.79%) VPN
7 13 (1.66%) HTTP
8 10 (1.28%) LAN
8 10 (1.28%) WAN
8 10 (1.28%) Wireless
9 9 (1.15%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.15%) IPv4
9 9 (1.15%) SMTP
10 8 (1.02%) DHCP
10 8 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.90%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.77%) SAN
12 6 (0.77%) SSL
12 6 (0.77%) VLAN
12 6 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.96%) Power BI
2 27 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 16 (2.05%) Big Data
6 15 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.66%) Tableau
8 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.15%) GIS
10 9 (1.15%) MySQL
11 8 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
11 8 (1.02%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.90%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.77%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.51%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 73 (9.34%) Rational DOORS
2 57 (7.29%) GitLab
3 45 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 39 (4.99%) Git (software)
5 37 (4.73%) Eclipse
5 37 (4.73%) GCC
6 16 (2.05%) JIRA
7 14 (1.79%) Subversion
8 12 (1.53%) Rational Rhapsody
9 10 (1.28%) LabVIEW
9 10 (1.28%) Rational Team Concert
10 9 (1.15%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.02%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.90%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.77%) Selenium
14 5 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
16 3 (0.38%) Maven
17 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 281 (35.93%) Social Skills
2 122 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (14.83%) Finance
4 60 (7.67%) Marketing
5 49 (6.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 42 (5.37%) Electronics
7 40 (5.12%) Wearables
8 39 (4.99%) Presentation Skills
9 38 (4.86%) Aerospace
10 37 (4.73%) Organisational Skills
11 36 (4.60%) Manufacturing
12 32 (4.09%) Telecoms
13 26 (3.32%) Games
14 24 (3.07%) Legal
14 24 (3.07%) Public Sector
15 20 (2.56%) Local Government
16 19 (2.43%) Retail
17 18 (2.30%) Military
18 16 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
19 15 (1.92%) French Language
Job Titles
1 138 (17.65%) Developer
2 111 (14.19%) Software Engineer
3 73 (9.34%) Systems Engineer
4 49 (6.27%) Junior
5 43 (5.50%) Architect
6 42 (5.37%) Analyst
7 37 (4.73%) Junior Developer
8 36 (4.60%) Software Developer
9 34 (4.35%) Graduate
10 29 (3.71%) Embedded Engineer
10 29 (3.71%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 26 (3.32%) Lead Architect
12 26 (3.32%) Software Architect
13 25 (3.20%) Design Engineer
13 25 (3.20%) Lead Software Architect
14 24 (3.07%) Junior Software Developer
14 24 (3.07%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
16 19 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.63%) TensorFlow
2 38 (4.86%) PyTorch
3 36 (4.60%) HTML
4 35 (4.48%) Web Services
5 32 (4.09%) .NET
6 28 (3.58%) CSS
7 26 (3.32%) XML
8 25 (3.20%) AngularJS
9 24 (3.07%) RESTful
10 21 (2.69%) jQuery
11 20 (2.56%) Keras
11 20 (2.56%) React
12 18 (2.30%) Node.js
13 15 (1.92%) Spring
14 14 (1.79%) HTML5
14 14 (1.79%) OpenCV
15 13 (1.66%) Spring Boot
16 11 (1.41%) ASP.NET
16 11 (1.41%) REST
17 10 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (14.19%) Algorithms
2 52 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (5.12%) Smartphone
4 37 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.73%) Robotics
5 29 (3.71%) User Experience
6 22 (2.81%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.43%) Internet of Things
9 17 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
10 15 (1.92%) Home Automation
10 15 (1.92%) Smart Home
11 13 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (1.53%) VHDL
13 11 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.02%) Social Media
14 8 (1.02%) Xbox
15 6 (0.77%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.53%) Linux
2 44 (5.63%) Windows
3 21 (2.69%) Unix
4 18 (2.30%) Android
5 16 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.02%) CentOS
10 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.51%) Solaris
11 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (39.51%) Computer Science
2 208 (26.60%) Software Engineering
3 206 (26.34%) Mathematics
4 201 (25.70%) Problem-Solving
5 190 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (17.77%) Validation
7 128 (16.37%) Physics
8 116 (14.83%) Mentoring
9 112 (14.32%) Analytics
10 106 (13.55%) DevOps
11 97 (12.40%) Machine Learning
12 84 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
13 81 (10.36%) Systems Engineering
14 64 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (8.18%) UML
15 63 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (7.54%) Decision-Making
16 59 (7.54%) ITIL
17 58 (7.42%) Unit Testing
18 57 (7.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (23.27%) Python
2 157 (20.08%) Java
3 127 (16.24%) C++
4 126 (16.11%) SQL
5 113 (14.45%) C
6 105 (13.43%) MATLAB
7 66 (8.44%) JavaScript
8 58 (7.42%) C#
9 28 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.20%) Fortran
11 18 (2.30%) Ada
12 17 (2.17%) R
13 14 (1.79%) Go
13 14 (1.79%) Tcl
14 13 (1.66%) PHP
14 13 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.66%) Scala
14 13 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.28%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 173 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 118 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (12.92%) SC Cleared
4 52 (6.65%) PhD
5 31 (3.96%) Master's Degree
6 29 (3.71%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (2.56%) HND
9 17 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.92%) Chartered Engineer
11 14 (1.79%) CISSP
12 13 (1.66%) DBS Check
12 13 (1.66%) HNC
13 11 (1.41%) CCNP
13 11 (1.41%) CISM
13 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.15%) CCIE
15 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
16 5 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 5 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.73%) ECSS
1 37 (4.73%) MISRA
1 37 (4.73%) MISRA C
2 29 (3.71%) QA
3 23 (2.94%) SLA
4 19 (2.43%) Data Quality
5 16 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.28%) GDPR
7 9 (1.15%) NCSC
7 9 (1.15%) NIST
8 8 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.90%) GMP
10 4 (0.51%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.51%) PMO
11 3 (0.38%) COBIT
11 3 (0.38%) GxP
11 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (8.31%) Docker
2 16 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.02%) Firmware
6 4 (0.51%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.35%) Ansible
3 30 (3.84%) Puppet
4 29 (3.71%) Terraform
5 17 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (0.51%) Suricata
7 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.13%) Bugsnag
8 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 86 (11.00%) Instagram
3 36 (4.60%) Google
4 32 (4.09%) Oracle
5 20 (2.56%) OpenAI
6 19 (2.43%) SAP
7 18 (2.30%) Cisco
7 18 (2.30%) VMware
8 16 (2.05%) Databricks
9 15 (1.92%) MathWorks
10 12 (1.53%) IBM
11 11 (1.41%) Splunk
12 10 (1.28%) Mentor Graphics
12 10 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.28%) Xilinx
13 9 (1.15%) F5
13 9 (1.15%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.02%) Facebook
14 8 (1.02%) Optimizely
14 8 (1.02%) Spotify