Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 466 943 1,065
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.07% 10.90% 10.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.26% 38.95% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 332 791 797
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,750 £65,600
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 1,285 2,421 2,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.77% 27.98% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1,843 1,977
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +9.88%
10th Percentile £27,900 £27,000 £25,772
90th Percentile £72,125 £72,473 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -2 190 £42,500 -5.56% 63
Devon +9 66 £35,000 -6.67% 18
Gloucestershire -14 62 £50,000 - 26
Wiltshire 0 55 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Somerset -8 42 £47,500 +24.02% 16
Cornwall +7 29 £40,000 +90.48% 5
Dorset -26 21 £38,000 -15.56% 16
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 162 (34.76%) Computer Science
2 155 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (24.25%) JavaScript
4 106 (22.75%) Software Engineering
5 99 (21.24%) Security Cleared
5 99 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
6 94 (20.17%) Java
7 93 (19.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 91 (19.53%) SQL
8 91 (19.53%) Finance
9 81 (17.38%) C#
10 80 (17.17%) DevOps
11 79 (16.95%) Python
12 68 (14.59%) Azure
13 64 (13.73%) Microsoft
14 61 (13.09%) Linux
14 61 (13.09%) Systems Engineering
15 57 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
16 55 (11.80%) .NET
17 54 (11.59%) C++
17 54 (11.59%) HNC
18 53 (11.37%) CSS
18 53 (11.37%) Git (software)
18 53 (11.37%) Mathematics
19 52 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
20 51 (10.94%) SC Cleared
20 51 (10.94%) HTML
20 51 (10.94%) C
21 50 (10.73%) Scrum
22 44 (9.44%) Project Management

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 8 (1.72%) IIS
2 7 (1.50%) ArcGIS
3 5 (1.07%) CMS
4 4 (0.86%) Apache
4 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.64%) Confluence
5 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.64%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) WordPress
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.08%) Simulink
3 13 (2.79%) Stateflow
4 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.07%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.64%) OrCAD
6 3 (0.64%) Sketch
7 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.21%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.21%) Revit
7 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.64%) Maximo
2 3 (0.64%) Odoo
2 3 (0.64%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.21%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.59%) Azure
2 43 (9.23%) AWS
3 19 (4.08%) SaaS
4 17 (3.65%) Office 365
5 16 (3.43%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.58%) IaaS
6 12 (2.58%) PaaS
7 10 (2.15%) GCP
8 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.07%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.07%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.64%) Google Play
10 3 (0.64%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.43%) AdWords
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.43%) Asana
11 2 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.87%) Internet
2 17 (3.65%) DNS
3 16 (3.43%) HTTP
4 12 (2.58%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.36%) Firewall
6 9 (1.93%) LAN
7 8 (1.72%) Network Security
7 8 (1.72%) WAN
8 7 (1.50%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (1.50%) IP Telephony
8 7 (1.50%) VLAN
9 5 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.86%) 802.11
10 4 (0.86%) SAN
10 4 (0.86%) SMTP
10 4 (0.86%) Wireless
10 4 (0.86%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.64%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.64%) RS-232
11 3 (0.64%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.51%) MySQL
3 32 (6.87%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.22%) Big Data
5 26 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.79%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.36%) Power BI
9 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.29%) GIS
10 6 (1.29%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.07%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.64%) QlikView
14 2 (0.43%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 53 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.08%) Maven
3 13 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.58%) JIRA
5 11 (2.36%) Selenium
6 10 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (1.93%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.72%) Flyway
8 8 (1.72%) Mockito
8 8 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.50%) JUnit
9 7 (1.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (1.29%) Artifactory
10 6 (1.29%) Cypress.io
10 6 (1.29%) Liquibase
10 6 (1.29%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.07%) Ant
11 5 (1.07%) Gradle
11 5 (1.07%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.07%) Subversion
General
1 91 (19.53%) Finance
2 43 (9.23%) Aerospace
3 33 (7.08%) Public Sector
4 30 (6.44%) Marketing
5 29 (6.22%) Manufacturing
6 25 (5.36%) Electronics
7 19 (4.08%) Police
8 15 (3.22%) Local Government
8 15 (3.22%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.36%) Automotive
10 9 (1.93%) Advertising
10 9 (1.93%) Legal
11 8 (1.72%) Law
11 8 (1.72%) Military
12 6 (1.29%) Games
13 5 (1.07%) Avionics
13 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.86%) Retail
14 4 (0.86%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 151 (32.40%) Developer
2 65 (13.95%) Software Engineer
3 39 (8.37%) Java Developer
4 28 (6.01%) Senior Developer
5 26 (5.58%) Analyst
6 23 (4.94%) Graduate
6 23 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (4.51%) Consultant
9 19 (4.08%) Software Developer
10 18 (3.86%) Architect
11 17 (3.65%) Applications Developer
12 16 (3.43%) Senior Software Engineer
13 15 (3.22%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.00%) Graduate Developer
15 13 (2.79%) .NET Developer
15 13 (2.79%) Web Developer
16 12 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (2.58%) Principal Engineer
17 11 (2.36%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.80%) .NET
2 53 (11.37%) CSS
3 51 (10.94%) HTML
4 33 (7.08%) React
4 33 (7.08%) Spring
5 30 (6.44%) RESTful
6 27 (5.79%) JSON
7 21 (4.51%) Web Services
8 19 (4.08%) Node.js
9 18 (3.86%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.22%) .NET Core
10 15 (3.22%) ASP.NET
10 15 (3.22%) HTML5
10 15 (3.22%) REST
11 13 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.79%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.36%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.15%) PyTorch
13 10 (2.15%) TensorFlow
13 10 (2.15%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
2 52 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.58%) Management Information System
4 32 (6.87%) Algorithms
5 25 (5.36%) User Experience
6 24 (5.15%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.86%) Driving Licence
8 17 (3.65%) Robotics
9 15 (3.22%) Data Centre
10 14 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (3.00%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.93%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.93%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.72%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.29%) Social Media
14 5 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (1.07%) CAN bus
14 5 (1.07%) Optoelectronics
14 5 (1.07%) Smart City
14 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.09%) Linux
2 36 (7.73%) Windows
3 10 (2.15%) Unix
4 9 (1.93%) Android
4 9 (1.93%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.29%) CentOS
7 5 (1.07%) Robot Operating System
7 5 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.43%) Debian
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (34.76%) Computer Science
2 155 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (22.75%) Software Engineering
4 99 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (17.17%) DevOps
6 61 (13.09%) Systems Engineering
7 53 (11.37%) Mathematics
8 50 (10.73%) Scrum
9 44 (9.44%) Project Management
10 43 (9.23%) Test Automation
11 41 (8.80%) Unit Testing
12 40 (8.58%) Customer Requirements
13 39 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (8.15%) OO
15 37 (7.94%) Analytics
15 37 (7.94%) Mentoring
15 37 (7.94%) SDLC
16 36 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (7.08%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 113 (24.25%) JavaScript
2 94 (20.17%) Java
3 91 (19.53%) SQL
4 81 (17.38%) C#
5 79 (16.95%) Python
6 54 (11.59%) C++
7 51 (10.94%) C
8 44 (9.44%) TypeScript
9 19 (4.08%) MATLAB
10 15 (3.22%) PHP
11 13 (2.79%) Apple Swift
11 13 (2.79%) Java 8
12 12 (2.58%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.36%) Go
14 10 (2.15%) Fortran
15 9 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.93%) R
16 8 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 93 (19.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (11.59%) HNC
4 51 (10.94%) SC Cleared
5 40 (8.58%) HND
6 35 (7.51%) DV Cleared
7 23 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (4.29%) Master's Degree
9 14 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.58%) Chartered Engineer
10 12 (2.58%) PhD
11 8 (1.72%) CCIE
11 8 (1.72%) CISSP
12 7 (1.50%) CCNP
12 7 (1.50%) MCSA
13 6 (1.29%) CCNA
13 6 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.07%) ICAEW
14 5 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.65%) QA
2 15 (3.22%) GDPR
3 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.29%) SLA
5 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.64%) GLP
6 3 (0.64%) GMP
6 3 (0.64%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.43%) ARP4754
7 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.43%) DO-254
7 2 (0.43%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (3.86%) Docker
2 14 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) Ceph
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Xen
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.93%) Terraform
3 7 (1.50%) Ansible
4 4 (0.86%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.64%) Puppet
6 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.43%) MIIS
6 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.43%) Proxmox
6 2 (0.43%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 64 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.36%) Oracle
3 17 (3.65%) Cisco
3 17 (3.65%) SAP
4 16 (3.43%) Google
4 16 (3.43%) VMware
5 12 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.36%) Juniper
7 9 (1.93%) IBM
8 8 (1.72%) Twitter
9 7 (1.50%) ESRI
9 7 (1.50%) F5
9 7 (1.50%) FireEye
9 7 (1.50%) Infoblox
9 7 (1.50%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.29%) PagerDuty
11 5 (1.07%) Meraki
11 5 (1.07%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.86%) FalconStor
12 4 (0.86%) Splunk