Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 18 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 948 1,049 1,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.88% 10.76% 12.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.84% 38.84% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 754 765 942
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,575 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,441 2,701 2,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.02% 27.70% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,802 1,928 2,185
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +1 268 £45,000 +5.88% 101
Gloucestershire +1 230 £50,000 +17.65% 59
Dorset +7 127 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Wiltshire +4 112 £45,000 +12.50% 45
Somerset +17 107 £38,300 +32.07% 42
Devon -8 71 £37,500 -21.05% 51
Cornwall -9 16 £26,750 -23.57% 9
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 310 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (30.80%) Computer Science
3 236 (24.89%) Software Engineering
4 215 (22.68%) C
5 198 (20.89%) Security Cleared
6 184 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
7 179 (18.88%) Finance
8 172 (18.14%) C++
9 158 (16.67%) C#
10 155 (16.35%) JavaScript
11 151 (15.93%) SQL
12 141 (14.87%) Python
13 138 (14.56%) Java
14 130 (13.71%) Computer Science Degree
15 126 (13.29%) Linux
16 123 (12.97%) Project Management
17 121 (12.76%) Mathematics
18 116 (12.24%) Scrum
19 113 (11.92%) Mentoring
20 109 (11.50%) Management Information System
21 105 (11.08%) Windows
22 103 (10.86%) Git (software)
23 99 (10.44%) .NET
24 98 (10.34%) Microsoft
25 97 (10.23%) Aerospace
26 94 (9.92%) Big Data
26 94 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
27 91 (9.60%) Machine Learning
27 91 (9.60%) Azure
28 90 (9.49%) 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 25 (2.64%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 16 (1.69%) Apache
4 16 (1.69%) Confluence
5 14 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.16%) IIS
7 9 (0.95%) JBoss
8 8 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.63%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.53%) Jetty
10 5 (0.53%) SAS
10 5 (0.53%) Tornado
11 4 (0.42%) nginx
11 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.42%) WildFly
11 4 (0.42%) WordPress
12 3 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.32%) CMS
13 2 (0.21%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 36 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) InDesign
5 4 (0.42%) UXPin
6 3 (0.32%) SPSS
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.21%) CATIA
7 2 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.21%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.21%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.21%) Revit
7 2 (0.21%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Simulink
8 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 91 (9.60%) Azure
2 75 (7.91%) AWS
3 27 (2.85%) Office 365
4 26 (2.74%) SaaS
5 23 (2.43%) GCP
5 23 (2.43%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.90%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.16%) Azure Stack
8 11 (1.16%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.63%) IaaS
10 6 (0.63%) Serverless
10 6 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon EKS
11 5 (0.53%) AWS Fargate
11 5 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.38%) Internet
2 50 (5.27%) TCP/IP
3 43 (4.54%) Firewall
4 33 (3.48%) Network Security
5 18 (1.90%) HTTPS
6 16 (1.69%) Wireless
7 15 (1.58%) HTTP
8 14 (1.48%) DNS
9 13 (1.37%) Tactical Data Link
9 13 (1.37%) VPN
10 11 (1.16%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.16%) Skype
10 11 (1.16%) VoIP
11 8 (0.84%) DHCP
11 8 (0.84%) LTE
11 8 (0.84%) MPLS
11 8 (0.84%) SSL
12 7 (0.74%) RS-232
12 7 (0.74%) RS-485
13 6 (0.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.92%) Big Data
2 56 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.43%) Power BI
4 18 (1.90%) GIS
4 18 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 17 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.69%) MySQL
6 16 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 11 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 11 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
10 8 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.63%) SQLite
13 5 (0.53%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 103 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 76 (8.02%) JIRA
3 29 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 26 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.64%) Eclipse
6 24 (2.53%) Subversion
7 22 (2.32%) Bitbucket
8 20 (2.11%) git-flow
9 16 (1.69%) GitLab
10 14 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.16%) Maven
13 10 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.95%) IntelliJ
14 9 (0.95%) JUnit
14 9 (0.95%) NUnit
14 9 (0.95%) TestRail
15 7 (0.74%) MSTest
16 6 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
16 6 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 179 (18.88%) Finance
2 97 (10.23%) Aerospace
3 74 (7.81%) Electronics
4 70 (7.38%) Marketing
5 66 (6.96%) Military
6 62 (6.54%) Public Sector
7 61 (6.43%) Retail
8 47 (4.96%) Telecoms
9 37 (3.90%) Manufacturing
10 21 (2.22%) Advertising
10 21 (2.22%) Games
11 20 (2.11%) Law
12 17 (1.79%) Legal
13 13 (1.37%) Local Government
14 6 (0.63%) Automotive
14 6 (0.63%) Police
15 4 (0.42%) Environmental Health
15 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
15 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (21.94%) Developer
2 150 (15.82%) Software Engineer
3 82 (8.65%) Analyst
4 78 (8.23%) Junior
5 63 (6.65%) Consultant
5 63 (6.65%) Software Developer
6 47 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
7 46 (4.85%) Embedded Engineer
7 46 (4.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 41 (4.32%) Data Scientist
8 41 (4.32%) Graduate
8 41 (4.32%) Junior Developer
9 40 (4.22%) Architect
10 37 (3.90%) Java Developer
11 36 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 27 (2.85%) C++ Software Engineer
13 25 (2.64%) Graduate Developer
14 22 (2.32%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.22%) Technical Manager
16 20 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.44%) .NET
2 90 (9.49%) HTML
3 81 (8.54%) CSS
4 73 (7.70%) AngularJS
5 63 (6.65%) React
6 43 (4.54%) ASP.NET
7 39 (4.11%) Node.js
8 38 (4.01%) REST
9 34 (3.59%) HTML5
10 29 (3.06%) .NET Framework
10 29 (3.06%) Spring
11 28 (2.95%) RESTful
12 23 (2.43%) Web Services
13 22 (2.32%) JSON
13 22 (2.32%) XML
14 21 (2.22%) .NET Core
15 20 (2.11%) Vue.js
16 19 (2.00%) CSS3
16 19 (2.00%) Django
16 19 (2.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.50%) Management Information System
2 82 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (7.17%) User Experience
4 50 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (3.59%) Driving Licence
6 28 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.64%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (1.27%) Internet of Things
10 12 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.16%) Contract for Difference
11 11 (1.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (0.95%) BBC
13 8 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 126 (13.29%) Linux
2 105 (11.08%) Windows
3 34 (3.59%) Android
4 28 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.43%) Unix
7 17 (1.79%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.16%) Mac OS
9 10 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.42%) CentOS
12 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (30.80%) Computer Science
3 236 (24.89%) Software Engineering
4 184 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
5 123 (12.97%) Project Management
6 121 (12.76%) Mathematics
7 116 (12.24%) Scrum
8 113 (11.92%) Mentoring
9 94 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
10 91 (9.60%) Machine Learning
11 83 (8.76%) Data Science
12 81 (8.54%) OO
13 78 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
14 77 (8.12%) ITIL
15 75 (7.91%) Analytics
16 68 (7.17%) UML
17 64 (6.75%) Physics
18 59 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
18 59 (6.22%) SDLC
19 58 (6.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 215 (22.68%) C
2 172 (18.14%) C++
3 158 (16.67%) C#
4 155 (16.35%) JavaScript
5 151 (15.93%) SQL
6 141 (14.87%) Python
7 138 (14.56%) Java
8 50 (5.27%) PowerShell
9 34 (3.59%) R
10 27 (2.85%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.74%) PHP
12 19 (2.00%) Go
13 17 (1.79%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.69%) Apple Swift
15 15 (1.58%) Scala
16 12 (1.27%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.16%) ES6
18 10 (1.05%) Embedded C
18 10 (1.05%) Kotlin
18 10 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 130 (13.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (7.07%) DV Cleared
4 64 (6.75%) SC Cleared
5 50 (5.27%) CISSP
6 29 (3.06%) HND
7 27 (2.85%) CISM
7 27 (2.85%) Master's Degree
8 25 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (2.32%) CCNA
9 22 (2.32%) Chartered Engineer
10 19 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 18 (1.90%) MCSE
11 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
12 17 (1.79%) HNC
13 16 (1.69%) MCP
14 15 (1.58%) SSCP
15 13 (1.37%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.95%) QA
2 19 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 19 (2.00%) NCSC
3 16 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.48%) HAZOP
5 11 (1.16%) IEC 61508
6 10 (1.05%) Def Stans
7 9 (0.95%) GDPR
8 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.63%) MISRA
9 6 (0.63%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.53%) ECSS
11 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.42%) RMADS
11 4 (0.42%) SLA
12 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (6.54%) Docker
2 50 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.79%) Firmware
6 14 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.16%) XenApp
8 6 (0.63%) vSphere
9 5 (0.53%) HDFS
9 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.42%) Corosync
10 4 (0.42%) DRBD
10 4 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.42%) Postfix
11 3 (0.32%) Xen
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.22%) Ansible
3 12 (1.27%) SCOM
4 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (1.16%) QRadar
4 11 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 10 (1.05%) SCCM
6 9 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.84%) Terraform
8 7 (0.74%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.63%) Puppet
10 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.42%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.42%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.32%) Rancher
12 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 98 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.64%) VMware
3 36 (3.80%) SAP
4 32 (3.38%) Apple
5 26 (2.74%) Google
6 24 (2.53%) Splunk
7 22 (2.32%) Cisco
7 22 (2.32%) Oracle
8 13 (1.37%) Minitab
9 11 (1.16%) IBM
9 11 (1.16%) LogRhythm
10 10 (1.05%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.05%) Tableau
11 8 (0.84%) Adobe
11 8 (0.84%) BiZZdesign
11 8 (0.84%) HP
11 8 (0.84%) Sparx
11 8 (0.84%) Symantec
12 7 (0.74%) Citrix
12 7 (0.74%) Remedy