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

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,220 1,405 1,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.83% 13.88% 12.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.63% 45.28% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 901 1,111 1,092
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 3,003 3,103 3,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.12% 30.66% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 2,390 2,806
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 October 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 October 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 -1 472 £42,500 +6.25% 138
Gloucestershire -4 178 £55,000 +25.71% 43
Wiltshire -7 137 £40,000 +23.08% 30
Dorset -17 121 £40,000 - 46
Cornwall +4 109 £35,000 -6.67% 16
Somerset +1 105 £28,000 -27.27% 30
Devon -1 73 £37,500 -5.06% 46
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 476 (39.02%) Computer Science
2 364 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (25.25%) Software Engineering
4 291 (23.85%) JavaScript
5 285 (23.36%) Java
6 265 (21.72%) C#
7 262 (21.48%) SQL
8 257 (21.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 249 (20.41%) .NET
10 241 (19.75%) C++
11 228 (18.69%) C
12 227 (18.61%) Python
12 227 (18.61%) Microsoft
12 227 (18.61%) Security Cleared
13 226 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 217 (17.79%) Finance
15 204 (16.72%) HTML
15 204 (16.72%) Linux
16 199 (16.31%) CSS
17 168 (13.77%) Mathematics
17 168 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
18 163 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
19 156 (12.79%) OO
20 144 (11.80%) Electronics
21 143 (11.72%) Windows
22 135 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
23 134 (10.98%) Scrum
24 133 (10.90%) ASP.NET
25 116 (9.51%) ITIL
25 116 (9.51%) Telecoms

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 40 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.70%) CMS
3 26 (2.13%) Apache
4 24 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.31%) SAS
6 15 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.15%) Confluence
8 13 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.98%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.82%) Drupal
11 10 (0.82%) nginx
11 10 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.66%) Alfresco
13 8 (0.66%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.49%) Simulink
8 5 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.41%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.41%) InDesign
9 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.25%) SPSS
10 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.082%) InVision
11 1 (0.082%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.49%) Shopify
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Sonata
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.082%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 86 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.30%) Office 365
4 19 (1.56%) SaaS
5 16 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.90%) IaaS
7 9 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 9 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.57%) PaaS
9 6 (0.49%) GitHub
9 6 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Runscope
13 1 (0.082%) AdWords
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.082%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.95%) Firewall
2 35 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.97%) DNS
4 23 (1.89%) Network Security
5 19 (1.56%) HTTP
6 18 (1.48%) Internet
7 17 (1.39%) DHCP
8 16 (1.31%) LAN
9 15 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.98%) Intranet
11 11 (0.90%) WAN
12 10 (0.82%) Wireless
13 9 (0.74%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.66%) OSPF
14 8 (0.66%) Unified Communications
14 8 (0.66%) VoIP
15 7 (0.57%) MPLS
16 6 (0.49%) 2G
16 6 (0.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.57%) MySQL
3 53 (4.34%) Big Data
4 52 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 25 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.97%) Data Mining
9 22 (1.80%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.72%) Power BI
11 20 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.07%) GIS
14 13 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
16 11 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
17 10 (0.82%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 101 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.00%) Subversion
3 41 (3.36%) Maven
4 37 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 37 (3.03%) JIRA
5 26 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 25 (2.05%) JUnit
6 25 (2.05%) Selenium
7 23 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 20 (1.64%) Ant
9 18 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
10 16 (1.31%) Rational Rhapsody
11 13 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.07%) GCC
11 13 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.98%) Gerrit
12 12 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.82%) Mercurial
General
1 217 (17.79%) Finance
2 144 (11.80%) Electronics
3 116 (9.51%) Telecoms
4 112 (9.18%) Marketing
5 91 (7.46%) Manufacturing
6 49 (4.02%) Games
7 36 (2.95%) Aerospace
8 27 (2.21%) Automotive
8 27 (2.21%) Retail
9 26 (2.13%) Military
10 19 (1.56%) Law
11 11 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
12 10 (0.82%) Billing
13 9 (0.74%) Banking
13 9 (0.74%) Legal
14 8 (0.66%) Advertising
14 8 (0.66%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.49%) Back Office
16 5 (0.41%) Cantonese Language
17 4 (0.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 350 (28.69%) Developer
2 166 (13.61%) Graduate
3 165 (13.52%) Software Engineer
4 138 (11.31%) Analyst
5 132 (10.82%) Software Developer
6 101 (8.28%) Junior
7 91 (7.46%) .NET Developer
8 90 (7.38%) Graduate Developer
9 71 (5.82%) C++ Software Engineer
10 68 (5.57%) Java Developer
11 61 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 61 (5.00%) Graduate Software Developer
12 59 (4.84%) Junior Developer
13 51 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 51 (4.18%) Consultant
14 39 (3.20%) Embedded Engineer
14 39 (3.20%) Junior Software Developer
15 37 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
16 33 (2.70%) Business Analyst
16 33 (2.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (20.41%) .NET
2 204 (16.72%) HTML
3 199 (16.31%) CSS
4 133 (10.90%) ASP.NET
5 104 (8.52%) jQuery
6 100 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 83 (6.80%) XML
8 72 (5.90%) Web Services
9 65 (5.33%) HTML5
10 42 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (3.28%) REST
12 38 (3.11%) Spring
13 37 (3.03%) React
14 35 (2.87%) RESTful
15 33 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (2.54%) Node.js
17 30 (2.46%) SOAP
18 26 (2.13%) JSON
18 26 (2.13%) Middleware
19 24 (1.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 476 (39.02%) Computer Science
2 163 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 64 (5.25%) Algorithms
5 60 (4.92%) User Experience
6 54 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (2.30%) Fintech
10 27 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (2.05%) Data Centre
11 25 (2.05%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.89%) Data Structures
12 23 (1.89%) Driving Licence
13 20 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 12 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (0.90%) Robotics
16 10 (0.82%) BBC
16 10 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 204 (16.72%) Linux
2 143 (11.72%) Windows
3 68 (5.57%) Android
4 62 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 55 (4.51%) Apple iOS
6 46 (3.77%) Unix
7 24 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.98%) CentOS
12 9 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.49%) Debian
14 6 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.33%) Solaris
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.082%) LynxOS
17 1 (0.082%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (25.25%) Software Engineering
3 168 (13.77%) Mathematics
3 168 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
4 156 (12.79%) OO
5 135 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
6 134 (10.98%) Scrum
7 116 (9.51%) ITIL
8 112 (9.18%) Project Management
9 108 (8.85%) TDD
10 101 (8.28%) Analytics
11 89 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (7.13%) UML
13 86 (7.05%) MVC
13 86 (7.05%) SDLC
14 79 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
15 77 (6.31%) Physics
15 77 (6.31%) Web Development
16 76 (6.23%) Digital Marketing
16 76 (6.23%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 291 (23.85%) JavaScript
2 285 (23.36%) Java
3 265 (21.72%) C#
4 262 (21.48%) SQL
5 241 (19.75%) C++
6 228 (18.69%) C
7 227 (18.61%) Python
8 72 (5.90%) PHP
9 50 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 43 (3.52%) Perl
10 43 (3.52%) TypeScript
11 37 (3.03%) R
12 28 (2.30%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.21%) Embedded C
14 19 (1.56%) Ruby
15 16 (1.31%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.23%) Assembly Language
17 12 (0.98%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 257 (21.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 227 (18.61%) Security Cleared
3 112 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 103 (8.44%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.70%) PhD
7 27 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (2.21%) Postgraduate
8 26 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (2.13%) Master's Degree
9 24 (1.97%) ISEB
10 22 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
11 21 (1.72%) ISTQB
12 20 (1.64%) CCNA
13 16 (1.31%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.07%) Chartered Engineer
14 13 (1.07%) HND
15 11 (0.90%) CCNP
15 11 (0.90%) CITP
15 11 (0.90%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.90%) QA
2 20 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.56%) SLA
4 12 (0.98%) ECSS
4 12 (0.98%) GDPR
4 12 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.90%) PMO
6 10 (0.82%) MISRA
7 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.49%) Def Stans
7 6 (0.49%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.33%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.33%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.93%) Docker
3 45 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.97%) Firmware
6 12 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.57%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.49%) KVM
10 5 (0.41%) Xen
11 4 (0.33%) XenApp
11 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.16%) HDFS
13 2 (0.16%) NFS
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (2.62%) SCCM
2 26 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.39%) Puppet
4 16 (1.31%) Ansible
5 10 (0.82%) Galera Cluster
6 7 (0.57%) SCOM
6 7 (0.57%) SCVMM
6 7 (0.57%) WSUS
7 5 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.33%) PTC Integrity
8 4 (0.33%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 227 (18.61%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.10%) Oracle
3 77 (6.31%) SAP
4 51 (4.18%) VMware
5 31 (2.54%) Google
6 23 (1.89%) Cisco
7 17 (1.39%) Tableau
8 13 (1.07%) IBM
8 13 (1.07%) McAfee
9 11 (0.90%) Adobe
9 11 (0.90%) HP
9 11 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.82%) Cadence
10 10 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.82%) Sony
11 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.57%) Veeam
13 6 (0.49%) CA
13 6 (0.49%) Citrix
13 6 (0.49%) EMC