Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,088 1,323 1,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.93% 12.99% 12.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.14% 43.48% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1,022 1,047
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 2,780 3,043 3,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.94% 29.88% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,032 2,316 2,781
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -1 406 £42,500 - 113
Gloucestershire +1 168 £50,000 +17.65% 50
Wiltshire -7 115 £40,000 +23.08% 47
Dorset -10 115 £40,000 - 45
Somerset +5 105 £28,000 -29.11% 35
Devon 0 81 £37,500 -6.77% 36
Cornwall +4 79 £35,000 -10.26% 8
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 421 (38.69%) Computer Science
2 311 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (24.91%) Software Engineering
4 245 (22.52%) Java
5 235 (21.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 224 (20.59%) Linux
7 221 (20.31%) JavaScript
8 215 (19.76%) C
9 213 (19.58%) Security Cleared
10 207 (19.03%) SQL
10 207 (19.03%) Microsoft
11 206 (18.93%) C++
12 196 (18.01%) C#
13 194 (17.83%) Python
14 188 (17.28%) Finance
15 182 (16.73%) .NET
16 172 (15.81%) HTML
17 169 (15.53%) SQL Server
18 153 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
19 149 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
20 148 (13.60%) CSS
21 145 (13.33%) Mathematics
22 143 (13.14%) Windows
23 140 (12.87%) OO
24 131 (12.04%) Business Intelligence
24 131 (12.04%) Electronics
25 128 (11.76%) Scrum
26 118 (10.85%) Project Management
27 108 (9.93%) Marketing
27 108 (9.93%) SC Cleared

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 29 (2.67%) Apache
2 28 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.39%) CMS
4 18 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.47%) SAS
6 13 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.83%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.83%) JBoss
11 8 (0.74%) Alfresco
11 8 (0.74%) Jetty
11 8 (0.74%) Joomla!
12 7 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 58 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.55%) InDesign
8 6 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.46%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.46%) Simulink
10 4 (0.37%) InVision
11 3 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.28%) SPSS
12 1 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.092%) Flinto
12 1 (0.092%) Pixate
12 1 (0.092%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.46%) Shopify
4 2 (0.18%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.18%) Sonata
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.092%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.092%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.57%) Office 365
4 11 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 9 (0.83%) GitHub
7 8 (0.74%) IaaS
7 8 (0.74%) SaaS
8 7 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.46%) PaaS
10 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.18%) Runscope
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.092%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.58%) Firewall
2 30 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.11%) DNS
4 20 (1.84%) DHCP
5 17 (1.56%) Internet
6 16 (1.47%) HTTP
6 16 (1.47%) LAN
6 16 (1.47%) Network Security
7 11 (1.01%) Intranet
8 10 (0.92%) SAN
8 10 (0.92%) VoIP
8 10 (0.92%) WAN
9 9 (0.83%) OSPF
9 9 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.83%) Wireless
10 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (0.74%) NAS
10 8 (0.74%) NetScaler
10 8 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.78%) MySQL
3 51 (4.69%) Big Data
4 46 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 30 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 27 (2.48%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.39%) Data Mining
7 26 (2.39%) RDBMS
8 25 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 24 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.93%) Power BI
11 17 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
12 12 (1.10%) MariaDB
12 12 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.83%) GIS
13 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 107 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.06%) Subversion
3 54 (4.96%) Maven
4 41 (3.77%) Eclipse
5 34 (3.13%) JIRA
6 28 (2.57%) Jenkins
7 25 (2.30%) Ant
7 25 (2.30%) Selenium
8 22 (2.02%) Apache Ivy
9 18 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (1.38%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.19%) JUnit
12 13 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.92%) GCC
14 9 (0.83%) Gerrit
15 8 (0.74%) GitLab
16 7 (0.64%) gulp
16 7 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 188 (17.28%) Finance
2 131 (12.04%) Electronics
3 108 (9.93%) Marketing
4 104 (9.56%) Telecoms
5 90 (8.27%) Manufacturing
6 50 (4.60%) Games
7 24 (2.21%) Aerospace
7 24 (2.21%) Military
8 22 (2.02%) Law
9 21 (1.93%) Retail
10 14 (1.29%) Automotive
11 13 (1.19%) Legal
12 12 (1.10%) Banking
13 8 (0.74%) Back Office
13 8 (0.74%) Billing
13 8 (0.74%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.46%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.37%) Avionics
16 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 301 (27.67%) Developer
2 156 (14.34%) Graduate
3 148 (13.60%) Software Engineer
4 131 (12.04%) Software Developer
5 122 (11.21%) Analyst
6 113 (10.39%) Junior
7 85 (7.81%) Graduate Developer
8 63 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 61 (5.61%) Java Developer
10 60 (5.51%) Junior Developer
11 56 (5.15%) C++ Software Engineer
11 56 (5.15%) Graduate Software Developer
12 52 (4.78%) C# Developer
13 47 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 47 (4.32%) Consultant
14 43 (3.95%) Junior Software Developer
15 40 (3.68%) Architect
16 38 (3.49%) Data Scientist
17 36 (3.31%) Graduate Analyst
18 33 (3.03%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (16.73%) .NET
2 172 (15.81%) HTML
3 148 (13.60%) CSS
4 96 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 89 (8.18%) jQuery
6 75 (6.89%) XML
7 70 (6.43%) Web Services
8 68 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 58 (5.33%) HTML5
10 44 (4.04%) Spring
11 34 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (2.94%) React
13 27 (2.48%) Qt
14 24 (2.21%) JSF
14 24 (2.21%) REST
14 24 (2.21%) RESTful
15 23 (2.11%) J2EE
15 23 (2.11%) Node.js
16 22 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (1.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 149 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.71%) User Experience
3 66 (6.07%) Management Information System
4 58 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 46 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
7 27 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.02%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 20 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.65%) Fintech
12 17 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.47%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.38%) Robotics
14 15 (1.38%) Social Media
15 11 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
15 11 (1.01%) Graphic Design
16 10 (0.92%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (20.59%) Linux
2 143 (13.14%) Windows
3 78 (7.17%) Android
4 69 (6.34%) Windows Server
5 61 (5.61%) Apple iOS
6 49 (4.50%) Unix
7 24 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.02%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.19%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.01%) CentOS
13 7 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.64%) Solaris
14 5 (0.46%) Debian
14 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (38.69%) Computer Science
2 311 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (24.91%) Software Engineering
4 153 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 140 (12.87%) OO
7 131 (12.04%) Business Intelligence
8 128 (11.76%) Scrum
9 118 (10.85%) Project Management
10 105 (9.65%) ITIL
11 99 (9.10%) Analytics
11 99 (9.10%) TDD
12 94 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (7.90%) SDLC
14 81 (7.44%) UML
15 78 (7.17%) Data Science
15 78 (7.17%) Machine Learning
16 72 (6.62%) Digital Marketing
17 67 (6.16%) Programme Management
18 66 (6.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 245 (22.52%) Java
2 221 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 215 (19.76%) C
4 207 (19.03%) SQL
5 206 (18.93%) C++
6 196 (18.01%) C#
7 194 (17.83%) Python
8 52 (4.78%) PHP
9 48 (4.41%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.77%) R
11 38 (3.49%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.67%) Embedded C
13 22 (2.02%) Perl
13 22 (2.02%) Ruby
13 22 (2.02%) VB
14 21 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.75%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.10%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.01%) Scala
17 11 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 235 (21.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 213 (19.58%) Security Cleared
3 108 (9.93%) SC Cleared
4 93 (8.55%) DV Cleared
5 32 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (2.48%) PhD
8 26 (2.39%) CCNA
9 24 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
11 16 (1.47%) ISEB
12 15 (1.38%) HNC
12 15 (1.38%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.29%) CCNP
13 14 (1.29%) Master's Degree
14 12 (1.10%) PMI Certification
14 12 (1.10%) Postgraduate
15 10 (0.92%) HND
16 9 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.61%) QA
2 14 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 14 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.19%) PMO
3 13 (1.19%) SLA
4 10 (0.92%) GDPR
4 10 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.83%) ECSS
6 4 (0.37%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.092%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.092%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.092%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.092%) P3O
System Software
1 56 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 53 (4.87%) Docker
3 47 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 46 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (1.84%) Firmware
6 9 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.74%) XenApp
8 7 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.55%) HDFS
9 6 (0.55%) KVM
9 6 (0.55%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.46%) Xen
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.092%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.092%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.092%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.39%) SCCM
3 20 (1.84%) Puppet
4 13 (1.19%) Ansible
5 11 (1.01%) Galera Cluster
6 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (0.74%) SCDPM
6 8 (0.74%) WSUS
7 7 (0.64%) SCOM
7 7 (0.64%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.55%) ArcSight ESM
9 5 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.37%) PTC Integrity
10 4 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.18%) Terraform
13 1 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.092%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 207 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 94 (8.64%) Oracle
3 71 (6.53%) SAP
3 71 (6.53%) VMware
4 30 (2.76%) Cisco
5 16 (1.47%) Adobe
5 16 (1.47%) Citrix
5 16 (1.47%) Google
5 16 (1.47%) Tableau
6 14 (1.29%) HP
7 8 (0.74%) McAfee
8 7 (0.64%) CheckPoint
8 7 (0.64%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.64%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.55%) ArcSight
9 6 (0.55%) Blue Coat
9 6 (0.55%) EMC
9 6 (0.55%) F5
9 6 (0.55%) Wrike