Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > South West
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 840 1,136 1,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 11.05% 11.28% 11.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.68% 37.74% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 715 767 887
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,187 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.84% -6.86% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £21,644
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 2,117 3,010 3,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.84% 29.88% 28.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,569 2,117 2,164
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -8 222 £45,000 +12.50% 84
Gloucestershire -3 172 £50,000 +12.99% 32
Somerset +24 151 £47,500 +46.15% 38
Dorset +3 106 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Wiltshire +24 101 £37,000 -7.50% 21
Devon -6 69 £35,000 -26.32% 23
Cornwall -9 8 £62,500 +73.61% 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 291 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (28.45%) Software Engineering
3 229 (27.26%) Computer Science
4 186 (22.14%) Java
5 178 (21.19%) Finance
6 175 (20.83%) C
7 160 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
8 158 (18.81%) Security Cleared
9 155 (18.45%) C#
9 155 (18.45%) SQL
10 140 (16.67%) Python
11 138 (16.43%) JavaScript
12 137 (16.31%) C++
13 125 (14.88%) Aerospace
14 114 (13.57%) OO
15 113 (13.45%) Mentoring
16 112 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
17 107 (12.74%) Scrum
18 103 (12.26%) Analytics
19 102 (12.14%) Microsoft
20 99 (11.79%) .NET
21 96 (11.43%) Mathematics
22 90 (10.71%) Linux
23 85 (10.12%) Project Management
24 84 (10.00%) Management Information System
24 84 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (9.64%) Windows
26 78 (9.29%) HTML
27 76 (9.05%) Machine Learning
28 75 (8.93%) 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 15 (1.79%) Apache
2 13 (1.55%) Confluence
3 11 (1.31%) OpenStack
3 11 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.95%) WordPress
5 7 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.83%) IIS
6 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.60%) Moodle
6 5 (0.60%) Tornado
7 4 (0.48%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.48%) JBoss
7 4 (0.48%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.48%) WildFly
8 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.36%) SAS
9 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Simulink
6 2 (0.24%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) CATIA
7 1 (0.12%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Primavera
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.74%) AWS
1 65 (7.74%) Azure
2 37 (4.40%) SaaS
3 23 (2.74%) Power Platform
4 21 (2.50%) Office 365
5 15 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (1.55%) OpenShift
7 11 (1.31%) Serverless
7 11 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (1.07%) GCP
9 8 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.83%) GitHub
11 6 (0.71%) PaaS
11 6 (0.71%) Slack
12 5 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.71%) Internet
2 45 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 37 (4.40%) Firewall
4 28 (3.33%) Tactical Data Link
5 26 (3.10%) HTTP
5 26 (3.10%) Network Security
6 18 (2.14%) VPN
7 16 (1.90%) DNS
7 16 (1.90%) LAN
8 15 (1.79%) SAN
8 15 (1.79%) WAN
9 14 (1.67%) NAS
10 10 (1.19%) VLAN
11 9 (1.07%) Cisco IPT
11 9 (1.07%) IP Telephony
11 9 (1.07%) LTE
11 9 (1.07%) VoIP
12 7 (0.83%) SSL
13 6 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.62%) Big Data
2 44 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 35 (4.17%) GIS
4 30 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.98%) MySQL
7 23 (2.74%) Power BI
8 22 (2.62%) Geospatial Data
9 18 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.79%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.67%) SQLite
12 10 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.83%) Data Lake
15 6 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.71%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.48%) JIRA
3 30 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
5 22 (2.62%) Subversion
6 18 (2.14%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.90%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.90%) Selenium
8 15 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.55%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.55%) JUnit
10 12 (1.43%) NUnit
11 11 (1.31%) git-flow
11 11 (1.31%) GitLab
12 9 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.95%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.95%) Maven
13 8 (0.95%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.83%) MSTest
14 7 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 178 (21.19%) Finance
2 125 (14.88%) Aerospace
3 65 (7.74%) Military
4 63 (7.50%) Marketing
5 43 (5.12%) Electronics
5 43 (5.12%) Public Sector
6 38 (4.52%) Retail
7 33 (3.93%) Telecoms
8 26 (3.10%) Law
9 22 (2.62%) Manufacturing
10 20 (2.38%) Legal
11 7 (0.83%) Advertising
12 6 (0.71%) Local Government
13 4 (0.48%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Games
14 3 (0.36%) Avionics
14 3 (0.36%) Back Office
14 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 189 (22.50%) Developer
2 124 (14.76%) Software Engineer
3 85 (10.12%) Analyst
4 72 (8.57%) Junior
5 68 (8.10%) Software Developer
6 60 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 47 (5.60%) Junior Developer
8 46 (5.48%) Consultant
9 41 (4.88%) Graduate
10 38 (4.52%) Java Developer
11 32 (3.81%) Architect
11 32 (3.81%) C# Developer
12 29 (3.45%) .NET Developer
13 28 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
14 25 (2.98%) Embedded Engineer
14 25 (2.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 24 (2.86%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.74%) Network Engineer
17 22 (2.62%) Business Analyst
17 22 (2.62%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (11.79%) .NET
2 78 (9.29%) HTML
3 75 (8.93%) CSS
4 53 (6.31%) AngularJS
5 42 (5.00%) React
6 34 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 33 (3.93%) REST
8 32 (3.81%) JSON
9 29 (3.45%) HTML5
10 28 (3.33%) Node.js
11 27 (3.21%) ASP.NET
11 27 (3.21%) RESTful
11 27 (3.21%) Web Services
11 27 (3.21%) XML
12 20 (2.38%) .NET Core
12 20 (2.38%) Spring
13 19 (2.26%) CSS3
13 19 (2.26%) Django
14 13 (1.55%) Entity Framework
14 13 (1.55%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 84 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 63 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (7.38%) User Experience
4 40 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 21 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.95%) Contract for Difference
11 8 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.71%) BBC
13 6 (0.71%) NHS
14 5 (0.60%) CESG
14 5 (0.60%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 90 (10.71%) Linux
2 81 (9.64%) Windows
3 22 (2.62%) Android
4 18 (2.14%) Unix
5 14 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.60%) CentOS
9 5 (0.60%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (28.45%) Software Engineering
3 229 (27.26%) Computer Science
4 160 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (13.57%) OO
6 113 (13.45%) Mentoring
7 107 (12.74%) Scrum
8 103 (12.26%) Analytics
9 96 (11.43%) Mathematics
10 85 (10.12%) Project Management
11 76 (9.05%) Machine Learning
12 75 (8.93%) Systems Engineering
13 73 (8.69%) Data Science
14 72 (8.57%) SDLC
15 68 (8.10%) DevOps
16 64 (7.62%) Data Analysis
17 63 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
18 62 (7.38%) Time Management
19 60 (7.14%) Unit Testing
20 57 (6.79%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 186 (22.14%) Java
2 175 (20.83%) C
3 155 (18.45%) C#
3 155 (18.45%) SQL
4 140 (16.67%) Python
5 138 (16.43%) JavaScript
6 137 (16.31%) C++
7 35 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 30 (3.57%) R
9 27 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.21%) PHP
10 21 (2.50%) Go
11 16 (1.90%) Apple Swift
11 16 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.79%) Embedded C
13 12 (1.43%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.31%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.19%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.07%) MATLAB
16 9 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 158 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 112 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (6.07%) DV Cleared
4 50 (5.95%) HND
5 39 (4.64%) Chartered Engineer
6 32 (3.81%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.10%) HNC
8 25 (2.98%) CISSP
9 21 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (2.14%) CISM
12 17 (2.02%) MCSE
13 16 (1.90%) Master's Degree
14 15 (1.79%) CCNP
15 13 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
16 12 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
17 11 (1.31%) CEH
17 11 (1.31%) Postgraduate
18 10 (1.19%) CCNA
18 10 (1.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.10%) QA
2 17 (2.02%) Def Stans
3 15 (1.79%) HAZOP
4 14 (1.67%) IEC 61508
5 10 (1.19%) NCSC
6 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.71%) PMO
8 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.60%) GDPR
8 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.48%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.36%) ARP4754
10 3 (0.36%) COBIT
10 3 (0.36%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.36%) NIST
11 2 (0.24%) DO-254
11 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 52 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.60%) Docker
3 24 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.55%) Firmware
6 8 (0.95%) vSphere
7 5 (0.60%) GlusterFS
7 5 (0.60%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.36%) XenApp
10 2 (0.24%) Corosync
10 2 (0.24%) DRBD
10 2 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.24%) HDFS
10 2 (0.24%) Postfix
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.24%) Xen
11 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (3.69%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.98%) Ansible
3 17 (2.02%) SCCM
3 17 (2.02%) SCOM
4 14 (1.67%) SCVMM
4 14 (1.67%) Terraform
5 6 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.71%) Nagios
5 6 (0.71%) Rancher
6 5 (0.60%) OSSEC
6 5 (0.60%) Puppet
6 5 (0.60%) QRadar
7 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.24%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 102 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (2.98%) Cisco
3 23 (2.74%) Oracle
3 23 (2.74%) VMware
4 18 (2.14%) Apple
5 16 (1.90%) SAP
6 14 (1.67%) 3PAR
7 12 (1.43%) Juniper
8 10 (1.19%) IBM
8 10 (1.19%) Splunk
8 10 (1.19%) Tableau
9 9 (1.07%) F5
9 9 (1.07%) FireEye
9 9 (1.07%) HP
9 9 (1.07%) Infoblox
10 8 (0.95%) Google
10 8 (0.95%) Minitab
10 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.83%) Symantec
11 7 (0.83%) Veritas