Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,256 1,250 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.34% 12.15% 14.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.25% 38.70% 45.27%
Number of salaries quoted 910 958 1,395
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,675 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £59,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 2,973 3,230 3,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.22% 31.40% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 2,545 3,015
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £24,600
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -2 474 £42,500 - 119
Dorset +12 185 £40,000 - 45
Gloucestershire +1 157 £40,000 -3.61% 33
Somerset +1 126 £38,500 +18.46% 24
Wiltshire -15 105 £35,000 -12.50% 20
Cornwall -3 92 £35,000 +27.27% 24
Devon -14 56 £39,862 +6.30% 29
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 407 (32.40%) Computer Science
2 406 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (24.20%) Microsoft
4 303 (24.12%) SQL
5 300 (23.89%) JavaScript
6 280 (22.29%) Java
7 274 (21.82%) Software Engineering
8 273 (21.74%) .NET
9 245 (19.51%) C#
9 245 (19.51%) HTML
9 245 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
10 233 (18.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 226 (17.99%) SQL Server
12 223 (17.75%) Linux
13 212 (16.88%) Windows
14 196 (15.61%) ITIL
15 185 (14.73%) Security Cleared
15 185 (14.73%) Mathematics
16 181 (14.41%) CSS
17 173 (13.77%) Finance
18 158 (12.58%) Service Management
19 156 (12.42%) C++
20 152 (12.10%) Python
21 148 (11.78%) C
22 140 (11.15%) OO
23 134 (10.67%) Test Automation
24 133 (10.59%) SDLC
25 129 (10.27%) Scrum
26 127 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
27 123 (9.79%) AngularJS

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 76 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.87%) CMS
3 31 (2.47%) Apache
4 25 (1.99%) IIS
5 24 (1.91%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 20 (1.59%) EPiServer
8 18 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.19%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.04%) WordPress
12 12 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.88%) Confluence
13 11 (0.88%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.80%) JBoss
15 8 (0.64%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 84 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) Simulink
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.080%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.080%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.080%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 9 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle ASCP
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.32%) Lawson
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
1 106 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (4.94%) Office 365
3 47 (3.74%) SaaS
4 22 (1.75%) IaaS
5 19 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.43%) PaaS
7 13 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.80%) GitHub
9 8 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.48%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.32%) Route 53
12 4 (0.32%) Serverless
12 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.16%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.77%) Firewall
2 60 (4.78%) Network Security
3 47 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 37 (2.95%) DNS
5 36 (2.87%) VPN
6 34 (2.71%) Wireless
7 31 (2.47%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.15%) HTTP
9 25 (1.99%) Internet
10 19 (1.51%) DHCP
10 19 (1.51%) VLAN
11 18 (1.43%) SSL
12 17 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.19%) MPLS
14 11 (0.88%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.88%) VoIP
15 10 (0.80%) ISDN
15 10 (0.80%) SAN
16 8 (0.64%) Skype
17 6 (0.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 62 (4.94%) MySQL
4 45 (3.58%) NoSQL
5 36 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 34 (2.71%) Oracle Database
8 31 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.07%) Power BI
11 25 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (1.91%) Big Data
12 24 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.35%) Hadoop
14 16 (1.27%) Data Mining
15 13 (1.04%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.88%) GIS
17 10 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 82 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 72 (5.73%) Selenium
3 54 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.98%) JIRA
5 41 (3.26%) JUnit
6 37 (2.95%) Jasmine
7 32 (2.55%) Eclipse
7 32 (2.55%) Maven
8 31 (2.47%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.39%) Cucumber
10 28 (2.23%) Subversion
11 23 (1.83%) Protractor
12 22 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.51%) SoapUI
14 17 (1.35%) SpecFlow
15 16 (1.27%) Ant
16 15 (1.19%) TestNG
17 14 (1.11%) NUnit
18 13 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 173 (13.77%) Finance
2 71 (5.65%) Electronics
3 50 (3.98%) Manufacturing
3 50 (3.98%) Marketing
4 43 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.15%) Retail
6 26 (2.07%) Aerospace
7 23 (1.83%) Banking
8 17 (1.35%) Advertising
9 15 (1.19%) Legal
10 14 (1.11%) Games
11 12 (0.96%) Automotive
12 11 (0.88%) Billing
12 11 (0.88%) Law
13 10 (0.80%) French Language
14 8 (0.64%) Back Office
15 7 (0.56%) German Language
16 6 (0.48%) Publishing
17 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 356 (28.34%) Developer
2 172 (13.69%) Analyst
3 159 (12.66%) Software Engineer
4 132 (10.51%) Junior
5 105 (8.36%) Graduate
6 103 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 88 (7.01%) .NET Developer
8 87 (6.93%) Junior Developer
9 83 (6.61%) Java Developer
10 69 (5.49%) Graduate Developer
11 65 (5.18%) C# Developer
12 55 (4.38%) Consultant
13 53 (4.22%) Project Manager
14 51 (4.06%) Graduate Software Developer
15 49 (3.90%) C++ Software Engineer
16 46 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
16 46 (3.66%) Senior Developer
17 45 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
18 44 (3.50%) Junior Software Developer
19 40 (3.18%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (21.74%) .NET
2 245 (19.51%) HTML
3 181 (14.41%) CSS
4 123 (9.79%) AngularJS
5 120 (9.55%) ASP.NET
6 108 (8.60%) HTML5
7 104 (8.28%) Web Services
8 74 (5.89%) XML
9 73 (5.81%) jQuery
10 71 (5.65%) React
11 58 (4.62%) REST
12 57 (4.54%) J2EE
12 57 (4.54%) Spring
13 56 (4.46%) Node.js
14 37 (2.95%) RESTful
15 33 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (2.47%) .NET Framework
16 31 (2.47%) JSON
16 31 (2.47%) SOAP
17 29 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 407 (32.40%) Computer Science
2 245 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (7.64%) User Experience
4 71 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
4 71 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 49 (3.90%) Algorithms
6 45 (3.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 29 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 28 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.35%) iPhone
11 17 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (1.11%) Social Media
14 12 (0.96%) PMI
15 11 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.80%) CESG
17 9 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 223 (17.75%) Linux
2 212 (16.88%) Windows
3 106 (8.44%) Windows Server
4 73 (5.81%) Unix
4 73 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (3.50%) Android
6 37 (2.95%) Windows 10
7 26 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.64%) CentOS
11 8 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.32%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
14 2 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (21.82%) Software Engineering
3 196 (15.61%) ITIL
4 185 (14.73%) Mathematics
5 158 (12.58%) Service Management
6 140 (11.15%) OO
7 134 (10.67%) Test Automation
8 133 (10.59%) SDLC
9 129 (10.27%) Scrum
10 127 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
11 121 (9.63%) Service Delivery
11 121 (9.63%) TDD
12 120 (9.55%) ITSM
13 117 (9.32%) MVC
14 104 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 96 (7.64%) Open Source
16 95 (7.56%) Proactive Management
17 91 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (7.25%) Project Management
17 91 (7.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 303 (24.12%) SQL
2 300 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 280 (22.29%) Java
4 245 (19.51%) C#
5 156 (12.42%) C++
6 152 (12.10%) Python
7 148 (11.78%) C
8 74 (5.89%) PowerShell
9 57 (4.54%) Ruby
10 45 (3.58%) PHP
11 22 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.67%) R
12 21 (1.67%) Scala
13 19 (1.51%) MATLAB
13 19 (1.51%) VB
13 19 (1.51%) VBScript
14 18 (1.43%) Groovy
14 18 (1.43%) Perl
15 17 (1.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 233 (18.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 185 (14.73%) Security Cleared
3 74 (5.89%) Numerate Degree
4 70 (5.57%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.49%) DV Cleared
6 61 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.07%) Master's Degree
8 25 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (1.99%) MCSE
9 24 (1.91%) ISTQB
10 20 (1.59%) ISEB
10 20 (1.59%) PhD
11 13 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.96%) HND
12 12 (0.96%) MCITP
12 12 (0.96%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.88%) CCNA
13 11 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.18%) QA
2 53 (4.22%) SLA
3 13 (1.04%) MISRA
4 11 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.88%) PMO
5 10 (0.80%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.40%) MIL-STD-1553
6 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.32%) RMADS
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.24%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.16%) ECSS
9 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 81 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 53 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (3.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 38 (3.03%) Docker
6 26 (2.07%) BitLocker
7 23 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.35%) Firmware
9 11 (0.88%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.32%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.32%) vSphere
12 3 (0.24%) HDFS
12 3 (0.24%) LXC
12 3 (0.24%) Snort
13 2 (0.16%) XenServer
14 1 (0.080%) NFS
Systems Management
1 50 (3.98%) SCCM
2 33 (2.63%) Ansible
3 29 (2.31%) SCOM
4 26 (2.07%) SCVMM
5 21 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 21 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.67%) Puppet
6 18 (1.43%) Terraform
7 11 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
7 11 (0.88%) Salt
8 9 (0.72%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.48%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.48%) Nagios
9 6 (0.48%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.40%) CloudHub
11 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.32%) OSSEC
12 3 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 304 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.93%) Oracle
3 55 (4.38%) VMware
4 45 (3.58%) McAfee
5 39 (3.11%) Google
6 36 (2.87%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.67%) IBM
8 20 (1.59%) Tableau
9 18 (1.43%) Cisco
9 18 (1.43%) SAP
10 15 (1.19%) HP
11 14 (1.11%) Veeam
12 13 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.96%) Capita
13 12 (0.96%) Citrix
14 11 (0.88%) CA
15 9 (0.72%) Cadence
15 9 (0.72%) Ubiquiti
15 9 (0.72%) Zend
16 8 (0.64%) Red Hat