Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 321 311
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 -52
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 26 23 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.73% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 22
South West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £49,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -24.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £22,500 £28,425
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,250 £54,963
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £58,250
% change year-on-year +13.04% -1.29% +1.30%

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 3,003 3,133 3,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.15% 30.79% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 2,415 2,796
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 - -
Gloucestershire +19 8 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Wiltshire -7 3 £37,500 -29.25%
Somerset +27 2 £38,000 -36.67%
Bristol +4 2 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 10 (38.46%) Postgraduate
3 10 (38.46%) Sony
3 10 (38.46%) BBC
4 7 (26.92%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (26.92%) Line Management
5 6 (23.08%) Machine Learning
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
6 5 (19.23%) Statistical Modelling
6 5 (19.23%) Analytics
6 5 (19.23%) Data Science
6 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (19.23%) Statistics
6 5 (19.23%) Operations Research
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Games
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) SAS
6 5 (19.23%) Data Security
7 4 (15.38%) PhD
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (15.38%) R
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics

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 (19.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (19.23%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (11.54%) Analyst
1 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
1 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
1 3 (11.54%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Scrum Master
1 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
1 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Systems Test Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Chief Technology Officer
3 1 (3.85%) Data Science Leader
3 1 (3.85%) Data Scientist
3 1 (3.85%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) Ajax
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) J2EE
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Django
2 1 (3.85%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.85%) React
2 1 (3.85%) React Native
2 1 (3.85%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) BBC
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 7 (26.92%) Line Management
3 6 (23.08%) Machine Learning
4 5 (19.23%) Analytics
4 5 (19.23%) Data Science
4 5 (19.23%) Data Security
4 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
4 5 (19.23%) Operations Research
4 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Statistical Modelling
4 5 (19.23%) Statistics
5 4 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) R
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (38.46%) Postgraduate
3 4 (15.38%) PhD
4 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Sony
2 1 (3.85%) Tableau