Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 635 824 1,164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.27% 10.99% 11.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.49% 39.29% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 335 648 753
10th Percentile £24,696 £26,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year - +15.38% -4.88%
75th Percentile £58,125 £57,500 £53,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1,789 2,097 3,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.92% 27.97% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 1,596 2,164
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,037
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Salary trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +4 315 £45,000 - 73
Gloucestershire -25 75 £52,500 +5.00% 42
Devon +3 65 £35,485 +1.39% 18
Wiltshire +2 65 £50,000 +42.86% 30
Somerset -9 54 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Dorset -37 30 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Cornwall +7 24 £42,000 -32.80% 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 255 (40.16%) Computer Science
2 222 (34.96%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (27.72%) Software Engineering
4 164 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
5 159 (25.04%) Python
6 134 (21.10%) Security Cleared
6 134 (21.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 122 (19.21%) Java
8 117 (18.43%) JavaScript
9 110 (17.32%) Finance
10 107 (16.85%) Algorithms
11 100 (15.75%) DevOps
12 99 (15.59%) SQL
13 89 (14.02%) Software Testing
14 88 (13.86%) SC Cleared
15 86 (13.54%) C++
16 84 (13.23%) Machine Learning
17 83 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
17 83 (13.07%) C#
17 83 (13.07%) Mathematics
18 80 (12.60%) Linux
19 79 (12.44%) Systems Engineering
20 74 (11.65%) Internet
21 73 (11.50%) Azure
22 69 (10.87%) Git (software)
23 68 (10.71%) C
23 68 (10.71%) Oracle
24 67 (10.55%) Mentoring
24 67 (10.55%) Data Science
25 66 (10.39%) AWS

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 20 (3.15%) Confluence
2 17 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (1.89%) IIS
4 8 (1.26%) ArcGIS
5 6 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.63%) nginx
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.47%) WordPress
9 2 (0.31%) CMS
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 42 (6.61%) Simulink
2 39 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (5.51%) Stateflow
4 14 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.94%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.31%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.31%) Sketch
8 2 (0.31%) Zemax
9 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Revit
9 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.47%) Maximo
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.31%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.50%) Azure
2 66 (10.39%) AWS
3 41 (6.46%) SaaS
4 22 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.20%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.05%) IaaS
7 12 (1.89%) GCP
7 12 (1.89%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (1.26%) PaaS
9 6 (0.94%) Serverless
10 5 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.31%) Datadog
12 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.31%) Google Play
12 2 (0.31%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.65%) Internet
2 44 (6.93%) Firewall
3 33 (5.20%) DNS
4 25 (3.94%) Network Security
5 21 (3.31%) HTTP
6 16 (2.52%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.20%) LAN
8 13 (2.05%) IPv4
8 13 (2.05%) WAN
9 12 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
9 12 (1.89%) IP Telephony
9 12 (1.89%) VLAN
10 11 (1.73%) SMTP
11 8 (1.26%) Wireless
12 7 (1.10%) SSL
13 5 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.79%) Tactical Data Link
13 5 (0.79%) VoIP
13 5 (0.79%) VPN
14 4 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.24%) Big Data
2 44 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.98%) MySQL
4 26 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (3.62%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.99%) Tableau
7 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.89%) Power BI
9 11 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.57%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.94%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.94%) GIS
13 4 (0.63%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.63%) Redis
14 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.62%) JIRA
4 22 (3.46%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (2.68%) Artifactory
6 15 (2.36%) Rational Rhapsody
6 15 (2.36%) SonarQube
6 15 (2.36%) Subversion
7 13 (2.05%) Maven
8 11 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.26%) Flyway
11 7 (1.10%) Mockito
11 7 (1.10%) Rational Team Concert
12 6 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.94%) GitLab
12 6 (0.94%) JUnit
12 6 (0.94%) Selenium
13 5 (0.79%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.79%) Liquibase
General
1 110 (17.32%) Finance
2 59 (9.29%) Aerospace
3 37 (5.83%) Marketing
4 31 (4.88%) Games
5 23 (3.62%) Electronics
5 23 (3.62%) Manufacturing
6 22 (3.46%) Automotive
6 22 (3.46%) Local Government
7 20 (3.15%) Public Sector
8 18 (2.83%) Legal
9 14 (2.20%) Retail
9 14 (2.20%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.57%) Police
11 8 (1.26%) Avionics
12 7 (1.10%) Law
12 7 (1.10%) Military
12 7 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.79%) Advertising
13 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 156 (24.57%) Developer
2 95 (14.96%) Software Engineer
3 40 (6.30%) Analyst
4 37 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
5 35 (5.51%) Graduate
6 34 (5.35%) Senior Software Engineer
7 33 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (4.88%) Cloud Developer
8 31 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 29 (4.57%) Consultant
9 29 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 28 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (3.46%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.31%) Network Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Architect
14 20 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (2.99%) Junior
16 18 (2.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.83%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.29%) Web Services
2 54 (8.50%) .NET
2 54 (8.50%) React
3 38 (5.98%) HTML
4 32 (5.04%) RESTful
5 31 (4.88%) CSS
6 30 (4.72%) PyTorch
7 28 (4.41%) JSON
7 28 (4.41%) TensorFlow
8 21 (3.31%) .NET Core
8 21 (3.31%) Spring
9 20 (3.15%) Node.js
10 18 (2.83%) AngularJS
11 17 (2.68%) REST
12 16 (2.52%) ASP.NET
13 15 (2.36%) HTML5
13 15 (2.36%) OpenCV
14 14 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (2.05%) .NET Framework
15 13 (2.05%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.85%) Algorithms
2 83 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 55 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (8.19%) Data Centre
6 50 (7.87%) Public Cloud
7 41 (6.46%) Robotics
8 37 (5.83%) Data Structures
9 31 (4.88%) Driving Licence
10 29 (4.57%) User Experience
11 22 (3.46%) Mobile App
12 18 (2.83%) Internet of Things
13 11 (1.73%) Renewable Energy
13 11 (1.73%) Social Media
14 10 (1.57%) N-Tier
15 9 (1.42%) CAN bus
16 8 (1.26%) Smartphone
17 7 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
17 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (0.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.60%) Linux
2 38 (5.98%) Windows
3 18 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (2.20%) CentOS
5 14 (2.20%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.89%) Unix
7 9 (1.42%) Robot Operating System
8 5 (0.79%) Android
8 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (40.16%) Computer Science
2 222 (34.96%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (27.72%) Software Engineering
4 164 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (15.75%) DevOps
6 89 (14.02%) Software Testing
7 84 (13.23%) Machine Learning
8 83 (13.07%) Mathematics
9 79 (12.44%) Systems Engineering
10 67 (10.55%) Data Science
10 67 (10.55%) Mentoring
11 65 (10.24%) Scrum
12 62 (9.76%) Coaching
13 59 (9.29%) Analytics
14 57 (8.98%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (8.35%) SDLC
16 52 (8.19%) OO
16 52 (8.19%) Validation
17 51 (8.03%) Physics
18 50 (7.87%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (25.04%) Python
2 122 (19.21%) Java
3 117 (18.43%) JavaScript
4 99 (15.59%) SQL
5 86 (13.54%) C++
6 83 (13.07%) C#
7 68 (10.71%) C
8 64 (10.08%) TypeScript
9 53 (8.35%) MATLAB
10 35 (5.51%) Go
11 20 (3.15%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.68%) PHP
12 17 (2.68%) R
13 16 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.20%) Fortran
15 13 (2.05%) Apple Swift
15 13 (2.05%) Java 8
16 12 (1.89%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.57%) Perl
18 9 (1.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (21.10%) Computer Science Degree
1 134 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 88 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 62 (9.76%) Master's Degree
4 55 (8.66%) HNC
5 49 (7.72%) HND
6 38 (5.98%) DV Cleared
7 36 (5.67%) PhD
8 22 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.68%) CCIE
10 16 (2.52%) CCNP
11 13 (2.05%) Chartered Engineer
11 13 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.89%) CISSP
13 9 (1.42%) CEH
14 8 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.10%) OSCP
16 6 (0.94%) GCFE
16 6 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
17 5 (0.79%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.67%) QA
2 16 (2.52%) GDPR
3 12 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.26%) SLA
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.63%) ARP4754
6 4 (0.63%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.63%) GMP
6 4 (0.63%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.47%) GLP
7 3 (0.47%) Good Clinical Practice
7 3 (0.47%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) DO-254
8 2 (0.31%) GRC
8 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 57 (8.98%) Docker
2 22 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Firmware
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.31%) Ansible
3 20 (3.15%) Puppet
4 12 (1.89%) Terraform
5 5 (0.79%) EnCase
6 4 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.63%) Suricata
7 3 (0.47%) QRadar
8 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.31%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (10.71%) Oracle
2 66 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.88%) PagerDuty
4 26 (4.09%) Twitter
5 25 (3.94%) Cisco
6 24 (3.78%) VMware
7 22 (3.46%) IBM
8 17 (2.68%) Juniper
9 16 (2.52%) F5
9 16 (2.52%) Google
10 13 (2.05%) SAP
10 13 (2.05%) Splunk
11 12 (1.89%) FireEye
11 12 (1.89%) Infoblox
12 10 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.42%) Instagram
14 8 (1.26%) ESRI
15 7 (1.10%) MathWorks
15 7 (1.10%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds