Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,260 1,481 1,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.05% 14.32% 13.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.90% 45.79% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 888 1,190 1,199
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £69,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,081 3,234 3,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.46% 31.28% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,285 2,543 2,833
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -4 481 £42,500 +6.25% 127
Gloucestershire -3 162 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Dorset -13 142 £40,000 +3.23% 32
Cornwall +2 121 £37,500 - 6
Wiltshire -13 115 £40,000 +10.34% 19
Devon +3 105 £45,000 +28.57% 31
Somerset -3 84 £28,666 -32.55% 26
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 450 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 397 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 317 (25.16%) C#
5 300 (23.81%) Java
6 299 (23.73%) .NET
7 295 (23.41%) SQL
8 281 (22.30%) Software Engineering
9 272 (21.59%) SQL Server
10 259 (20.56%) Microsoft
11 236 (18.73%) HTML
11 236 (18.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 224 (17.78%) C++
13 213 (16.90%) Python
14 210 (16.67%) Finance
15 209 (16.59%) Security Cleared
16 206 (16.35%) CSS
17 197 (15.63%) C
18 179 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
19 175 (13.89%) ITIL
19 175 (13.89%) Electronics
20 169 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
21 168 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
22 165 (13.10%) Linux
22 165 (13.10%) ASP.NET
23 161 (12.78%) Mathematics
24 148 (11.75%) OO
25 143 (11.35%) Windows
26 124 (9.84%) Scrum
27 122 (9.68%) 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 51 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.54%) CMS
3 24 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.67%) Confluence
5 20 (1.59%) Apache
6 18 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.19%) SAS
8 14 (1.11%) nginx
9 13 (1.03%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Alfresco
11 8 (0.63%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.48%) Drupal
13 5 (0.40%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.40%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.40%) JBoss
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.24%) Kentico
Applications
1 45 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Simulink
9 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.079%) CATIA
10 1 (0.079%) InVision
10 1 (0.079%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.079%) SPSS
10 1 (0.079%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Magento
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
3 2 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Sonata
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 94 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.86%) SaaS
4 27 (2.14%) Office 365
5 16 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.03%) IaaS
7 10 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.48%) GitHub
9 6 (0.48%) PaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.24%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.16%) Runscope
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.079%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.81%) Firewall
2 40 (3.17%) Network Security
3 32 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.90%) Internet
6 23 (1.83%) DNS
7 21 (1.67%) HTTP
8 12 (0.95%) Wireless
9 10 (0.79%) LAN
9 10 (0.79%) OSPF
9 10 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.71%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.71%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.71%) MPLS
10 9 (0.71%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.71%) WAN
11 7 (0.56%) DHCP
11 7 (0.56%) Skype
12 6 (0.48%) FTP
12 6 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 53 (4.21%) MySQL
4 37 (2.94%) Big Data
5 34 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.98%) Data Mining
10 25 (1.98%) Power BI
11 20 (1.59%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.03%) GIS
15 12 (0.95%) QlikView
16 10 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
16 10 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
16 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.44%) Subversion
3 44 (3.49%) JIRA
4 42 (3.33%) JUnit
5 33 (2.62%) Selenium
6 31 (2.46%) Maven
7 27 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 26 (2.06%) Eclipse
9 24 (1.90%) Jenkins
10 22 (1.75%) Jasmine
11 18 (1.43%) Mercurial
11 18 (1.43%) Protractor
12 17 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
13 16 (1.27%) TestNG
14 13 (1.03%) GCC
15 12 (0.95%) Gerrit
15 12 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 210 (16.67%) Finance
2 175 (13.89%) Electronics
3 122 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 107 (8.49%) Marketing
5 99 (7.86%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.25%) Games
7 32 (2.54%) Automotive
8 30 (2.38%) Retail
9 28 (2.22%) Aerospace
10 22 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
11 17 (1.35%) Military
12 16 (1.27%) Advertising
13 12 (0.95%) Law
14 10 (0.79%) Billing
14 10 (0.79%) Cantonese Language
15 7 (0.56%) Back Office
15 7 (0.56%) Legal
16 5 (0.40%) Banking
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (30.56%) Developer
2 167 (13.25%) Analyst
3 152 (12.06%) Graduate
4 134 (10.63%) Software Developer
4 134 (10.63%) Software Engineer
5 122 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 102 (8.10%) Junior
7 83 (6.59%) Graduate Developer
8 73 (5.79%) Java Developer
9 67 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 64 (5.08%) Junior Developer
11 63 (5.00%) Graduate Software Developer
12 61 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
13 59 (4.68%) Consultant
14 58 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 43 (3.41%) Angular Developer
16 42 (3.33%) Project Manager
17 40 (3.17%) Design Engineer
17 40 (3.17%) Junior Software Developer
18 39 (3.10%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (23.73%) .NET
2 236 (18.73%) HTML
3 206 (16.35%) CSS
4 165 (13.10%) ASP.NET
5 120 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 98 (7.78%) jQuery
7 90 (7.14%) Web Services
8 89 (7.06%) XML
9 74 (5.87%) HTML5
10 56 (4.44%) REST
11 52 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (3.17%) .NET Framework
13 40 (3.17%) Spring
14 34 (2.70%) Node.js
14 34 (2.70%) RESTful
14 34 (2.70%) SOAP
15 32 (2.54%) React
16 24 (1.90%) .NET Core
16 24 (1.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 450 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 179 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 77 (6.11%) User Experience
5 65 (5.16%) Algorithms
6 58 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (2.62%) Mobile App
10 28 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 28 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 28 (2.22%) Driving Licence
11 27 (2.14%) Data Centre
12 26 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
12 26 (2.06%) Fintech
13 18 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.35%) NHS
15 12 (0.95%) ASIC
15 12 (0.95%) PMI
15 12 (0.95%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 165 (13.10%) Linux
2 143 (11.35%) Windows
3 65 (5.16%) Windows Server
4 64 (5.08%) Android
5 47 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 44 (3.49%) Unix
7 36 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.83%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.19%) CentOS
10 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.32%) Debian
13 4 (0.32%) Solaris
13 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 1 (0.079%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (22.30%) Software Engineering
3 175 (13.89%) ITIL
4 169 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
5 168 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 161 (12.78%) Mathematics
7 148 (11.75%) OO
8 124 (9.84%) Scrum
9 107 (8.49%) Project Management
9 107 (8.49%) TDD
10 93 (7.38%) MVC
11 92 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 89 (7.06%) Service Management
13 87 (6.90%) SDLC
14 83 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (6.59%) Digital Marketing
15 82 (6.51%) Programme Management
16 74 (5.87%) Analytics
16 74 (5.87%) Physics
16 74 (5.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 329 (26.11%) JavaScript
2 317 (25.16%) C#
3 300 (23.81%) Java
4 295 (23.41%) SQL
5 224 (17.78%) C++
6 213 (16.90%) Python
7 197 (15.63%) C
8 65 (5.16%) PHP
9 61 (4.84%) Perl
10 58 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 37 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 32 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.30%) Embedded C
14 23 (1.83%) R
15 22 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.59%) Assembly Language
16 20 (1.59%) Ruby
17 18 (1.43%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.95%) Embedded C++
18 12 (0.95%) Go
Qualifications
1 236 (18.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 209 (16.59%) Security Cleared
3 92 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 85 (6.75%) DV Cleared
5 47 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (2.70%) Master's Degree
8 33 (2.62%) HND
8 33 (2.62%) Postgraduate
9 30 (2.38%) PhD
10 25 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
11 21 (1.67%) PMI Certification
12 20 (1.59%) ISEB
13 19 (1.51%) ISTQB
14 18 (1.43%) MCITP
15 14 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.87%) CISSP
18 10 (0.79%) CCNP
18 10 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.22%) QA
2 26 (2.06%) SLA
3 18 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.03%) GDPR
5 12 (0.95%) ECSS
6 10 (0.79%) MISRA
7 7 (0.56%) Def Stans
7 7 (0.56%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.48%) PMO
9 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.32%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.24%) GCP
11 3 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.16%) RMADS
12 2 (0.16%) WCAG
13 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 65 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 36 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.70%) Firmware
5 33 (2.62%) Docker
6 28 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (1.19%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.48%) KVM
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Xen
11 1 (0.079%) HDFS
11 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.079%) vSphere
11 1 (0.079%) XenApp
11 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (2.86%) SCCM
2 15 (1.19%) SCOM
2 15 (1.19%) SCVMM
3 14 (1.11%) Puppet
4 13 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.79%) Ansible
5 10 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.32%) Galera Cluster
6 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.32%) Terraform
7 3 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.16%) Mesos
9 1 (0.079%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.079%) QRadar
9 1 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 259 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 120 (9.52%) Oracle
3 81 (6.43%) SAP
4 38 (3.02%) VMware
5 36 (2.86%) Google
6 29 (2.30%) McAfee
7 18 (1.43%) HP
8 17 (1.35%) Cisco
8 17 (1.35%) EMC
9 16 (1.27%) Cadence
9 16 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.27%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.27%) Tableau
10 14 (1.11%) IBM
10 14 (1.11%) Veeam
11 12 (0.95%) CA
11 12 (0.95%) Capita
12 11 (0.87%) 3PAR
12 11 (0.87%) Veritas
13 10 (0.79%) Sony