Period
to 19 October 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,132 1,220 1,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.77% 11.83% 13.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.43% 40.63% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 854 901 1,111
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £23,825 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2,871 3,003 3,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.86% 29.12% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,120 2,266 2,390
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 0 390 £45,000 +5.88% 104
Gloucestershire +12 257 £50,000 -9.09% 60
Dorset +12 147 £40,750 +1.88% 57
Wiltshire -6 131 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Devon +2 94 £37,281 -0.58% 46
Somerset -8 80 £38,187 +36.38% 34
Cornwall -7 23 £20,000 -42.86% 12
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 394 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (30.83%) Computer Science
3 290 (25.62%) Software Engineering
4 251 (22.17%) Security Cleared
5 248 (21.91%) C
6 185 (16.34%) Finance
7 183 (16.17%) C#
7 183 (16.17%) JavaScript
8 181 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
9 172 (15.19%) C++
10 166 (14.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 159 (14.05%) Python
11 159 (14.05%) Mathematics
12 157 (13.87%) Linux
13 155 (13.69%) Project Management
14 149 (13.16%) Git (software)
15 148 (13.07%) Windows
15 148 (13.07%) Scrum
16 145 (12.81%) Big Data
17 142 (12.54%) Java
17 142 (12.54%) SQL
17 142 (12.54%) Management Information System
18 141 (12.46%) .NET
18 141 (12.46%) Azure
19 135 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
20 134 (11.84%) Microsoft
21 125 (11.04%) JIRA
22 123 (10.87%) Machine Learning
23 114 (10.07%) SC Cleared
24 110 (9.72%) CSS

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 49 (4.33%) Apache Spark
2 44 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (3.09%) Confluence
5 25 (2.21%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.86%) Apache
7 16 (1.41%) Apache Pig
8 14 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.06%) JBoss
9 12 (1.06%) Jetty
10 10 (0.88%) Kinematics
11 9 (0.80%) IIS
12 8 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.71%) Tornado
13 7 (0.62%) WordPress
14 5 (0.44%) CMS
14 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.35%) nginx
15 4 (0.35%) SAS
16 3 (0.27%) Ethereum
Applications
1 42 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.33%) Photoshop
5 12 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.97%) Simulink
7 9 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.71%) UXPin
9 7 (0.62%) InDesign
10 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
13 3 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 3 (0.27%) PTC Creo
13 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.27%) SPSS
14 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.18%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.18%) Revit
15 1 (0.088%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 24 (2.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.35%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.088%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.088%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 141 (12.46%) Azure
2 81 (7.16%) AWS
3 46 (4.06%) Office 365
4 41 (3.62%) GCP
5 35 (3.09%) Power Platform
6 32 (2.83%) OpenShift
7 21 (1.86%) OneDrive
8 20 (1.77%) Azure Stack
9 15 (1.33%) PowerApps
9 15 (1.33%) SaaS
10 14 (1.24%) IaaS
11 13 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.71%) Serverless
14 7 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.53%) PaaS
16 4 (0.35%) Google Play
17 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
18 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.80%) TCP/IP
2 76 (6.71%) Internet
3 72 (6.36%) Firewall
4 35 (3.09%) Network Security
5 33 (2.92%) DNS
6 31 (2.74%) HTTPS
7 23 (2.03%) Wireless
8 21 (1.86%) DHCP
9 20 (1.77%) NetScaler
9 20 (1.77%) Skype
10 17 (1.50%) VoIP
10 17 (1.50%) VPN
11 15 (1.33%) HTTP
12 13 (1.15%) MPLS
13 12 (1.06%) LAN
14 10 (0.88%) 4G
14 10 (0.88%) BGP
14 10 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.88%) OSPF
14 10 (0.88%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (12.81%) Big Data
2 104 (9.19%) SQL Server
3 34 (3.00%) Power BI
4 27 (2.39%) Hadoop
5 22 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 21 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (1.77%) Data Mining
8 18 (1.59%) MySQL
9 14 (1.24%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.15%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.97%) GIS
11 11 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.80%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.80%) Blockchain
13 9 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.80%) Text Mining
14 8 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 149 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 125 (11.04%) JIRA
3 36 (3.18%) Eclipse
4 31 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.65%) Bitbucket
6 26 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (2.12%) git-flow
8 22 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.50%) Subversion
11 16 (1.41%) TestRail
12 15 (1.33%) Zephyr
13 14 (1.24%) Maven
13 14 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (0.88%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.88%) NetBeans
16 9 (0.80%) GitLab
17 8 (0.71%) Axure RP
General
1 185 (16.34%) Finance
2 100 (8.83%) Electronics
3 97 (8.57%) Aerospace
4 80 (7.07%) Marketing
5 78 (6.89%) Public Sector
6 77 (6.80%) Military
7 76 (6.71%) Telecoms
8 69 (6.10%) Retail
9 48 (4.24%) Manufacturing
10 36 (3.18%) Games
11 30 (2.65%) Local Government
12 20 (1.77%) Advertising
13 18 (1.59%) Law
14 14 (1.24%) Banking
14 14 (1.24%) Police
15 13 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
16 12 (1.06%) Back Office
17 11 (0.97%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.88%) Legal
19 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 234 (20.67%) Developer
2 186 (16.43%) Software Engineer
3 112 (9.89%) Analyst
4 106 (9.36%) Consultant
5 96 (8.48%) Junior
6 74 (6.54%) Graduate
7 63 (5.57%) Software Developer
8 62 (5.48%) Architect
9 59 (5.21%) Embedded Engineer
9 59 (5.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 53 (4.68%) Java Developer
11 45 (3.98%) Junior Developer
11 45 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
12 44 (3.89%) Graduate Developer
13 40 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
13 40 (3.53%) Data Scientist
14 33 (2.92%) C# Developer
15 28 (2.47%) .NET Developer
16 27 (2.39%) Senior Developer
16 27 (2.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (12.46%) .NET
2 110 (9.72%) CSS
3 109 (9.63%) React
4 108 (9.54%) HTML
5 101 (8.92%) AngularJS
6 66 (5.83%) Spring
7 58 (5.12%) ASP.NET
8 53 (4.68%) Node.js
9 51 (4.51%) Vue.js
10 45 (3.98%) Web Services
11 39 (3.45%) HTML5
12 33 (2.92%) RESTful
12 33 (2.92%) Spring MVC
13 32 (2.83%) REST
14 31 (2.74%) jQuery
15 27 (2.39%) Kafka
16 26 (2.30%) .NET Framework
17 25 (2.21%) .NET Core
17 25 (2.21%) Sass
18 24 (2.12%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 142 (12.54%) Management Information System
2 98 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.98%) User Experience
4 74 (6.54%) Algorithms
5 39 (3.45%) Robotics
6 34 (3.00%) Internet of Things
7 33 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 28 (2.47%) Driving Licence
9 28 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (1.59%) Social Media
12 17 (1.50%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.50%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 16 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
13 16 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
14 15 (1.33%) Cybercrime
15 14 (1.24%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 157 (13.87%) Linux
2 148 (13.07%) Windows
3 41 (3.62%) Android
4 38 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 38 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.83%) Windows 10
6 30 (2.65%) Unix
7 22 (1.94%) Mac OS
8 21 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.80%) CentOS
12 8 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.35%) Debian
16 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (30.83%) Computer Science
3 290 (25.62%) Software Engineering
4 181 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
5 159 (14.05%) Mathematics
6 155 (13.69%) Project Management
7 148 (13.07%) Scrum
8 135 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
9 123 (10.87%) Machine Learning
10 105 (9.28%) ITIL
11 99 (8.75%) Mentoring
12 90 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (7.33%) Data Science
14 82 (7.24%) Artificial Intelligence
15 79 (6.98%) SDLC
16 78 (6.89%) Analytics
16 78 (6.89%) UML
17 76 (6.71%) Web Development
18 67 (5.92%) DevOps
18 67 (5.92%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 248 (21.91%) C
2 183 (16.17%) C#
2 183 (16.17%) JavaScript
3 172 (15.19%) C++
4 159 (14.05%) Python
5 142 (12.54%) Java
5 142 (12.54%) SQL
6 58 (5.12%) PowerShell
7 50 (4.42%) TypeScript
8 38 (3.36%) PHP
9 28 (2.47%) R
10 23 (2.03%) ES6
11 22 (1.94%) MATLAB
11 22 (1.94%) Scala
12 10 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.71%) Ada
14 8 (0.71%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.62%) Apple Swift
15 7 (0.62%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 251 (22.17%) Security Cleared
2 166 (14.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 114 (10.07%) SC Cleared
4 68 (6.01%) DV Cleared
5 66 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (5.39%) CISSP
7 60 (5.30%) CCNA
8 37 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (2.92%) MCSE
10 28 (2.47%) MCP
10 28 (2.47%) SSCP
11 27 (2.39%) CISM
12 26 (2.30%) HND
12 26 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
13 24 (2.12%) Network+ Certification
14 23 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
14 23 (2.03%) GIAC
14 23 (2.03%) Linux+ Certification
14 23 (2.03%) SANS
15 22 (1.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 30 (2.65%) QA
3 25 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.24%) NCSC
5 13 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.06%) GDPR
7 11 (0.97%) SLA
8 10 (0.88%) IEC 61131
9 9 (0.80%) PMO
10 8 (0.71%) MISRA
10 8 (0.71%) MISRA C
11 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.62%) IEC 61508
12 6 (0.53%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.44%) ECSS
14 4 (0.35%) Def Stans
14 4 (0.35%) RMADS
15 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 82 (7.24%) Docker
2 70 (6.18%) Active Directory
3 49 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.83%) Firmware
6 22 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (1.77%) XenApp
8 15 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.71%) HDFS
10 4 (0.35%) Corosync
10 4 (0.35%) DRBD
10 4 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.35%) Postfix
10 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.18%) vSphere
11 2 (0.18%) Xen
12 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 20 (1.77%) SCCM
2 20 (1.77%) SCOM
2 20 (1.77%) SCOrch
3 17 (1.50%) Ansible
4 16 (1.41%) QRadar
5 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (0.44%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.35%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.35%) Pacemaker
11 3 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.27%) Puppet
12 2 (0.18%) Terraform
12 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 134 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.18%) VMware
3 53 (4.68%) Google
4 52 (4.59%) Cisco
5 45 (3.98%) SAP
5 45 (3.98%) Splunk
6 40 (3.53%) Oracle
7 35 (3.09%) Apple
8 30 (2.65%) Atlassian
9 24 (2.12%) Adobe
9 24 (2.12%) BiZZdesign
9 24 (2.12%) Sparx
10 22 (1.94%) Juniper
11 19 (1.68%) Citrix
12 16 (1.41%) LogRhythm
13 10 (0.88%) IBM
13 10 (0.88%) Lauterbach
14 9 (0.80%) Dell
14 9 (0.80%) Tableau
15 7 (0.62%) Panasonic