Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 319 302
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 -51
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 34 20 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.62% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20 19 29
South West median annual salary £50,000 £25,000 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -49.75% +22.84%
10th Percentile £36,250 £22,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

Master's 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 3,052 3,235 3,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.38% 31.36% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 2,540 2,818
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,325 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the South West

Master's Degree
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the South West.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the South West

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the South West

Master's 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 Master's Degree within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Cornwall - 10 - -
Bristol -1 8 £62,500 +150.00% 9
Gloucestershire +20 7 £60,000 -11.11% 6
Wiltshire -3 6 £37,500 -28.57%
Somerset - 2 £38,000 -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 34 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
5 10 (29.41%) BBC
5 10 (29.41%) Postgraduate
5 10 (29.41%) Sony
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) Line Management
7 8 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (20.59%) Python
8 7 (20.59%) Machine Learning
9 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
9 6 (17.65%) Android
9 6 (17.65%) REST
9 6 (17.65%) C#
9 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 6 (17.65%) Data Science
10 5 (14.71%) User Experience
10 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
10 5 (14.71%) Data Security
10 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.71%) Wireless
10 5 (14.71%) Electronics
10 5 (14.71%) Games
10 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 5 (14.71%) Ajax

Master's 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 5 (14.71%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Bluetooth
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
1 5 (14.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Electronics
1 5 (14.71%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Android Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Android Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Scrum Master
4 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Science Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Data Scientist
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
1 6 (17.65%) REST
2 5 (14.71%) Ajax
2 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Django
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.94%) React
4 1 (2.94%) React Native
4 1 (2.94%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.94%) Tapestry
4 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 10 (29.41%) BBC
3 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.71%) Internet of Things
4 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (14.71%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Line Management
4 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (20.59%) Machine Learning
6 6 (17.65%) Data Science
6 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 5 (14.71%) Android Development
7 5 (14.71%) Data Security
7 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Operations Research
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (14.71%) Statistics
8 4 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) Coaching
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) R
4 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.82%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (29.41%) Postgraduate
3 8 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.88%) PhD
5 1 (2.94%) CEH
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) MBA
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) GCP
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Sony
2 5 (14.71%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau