Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1903 2071 3053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 15.70% 14.05% 16.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.91% 46.12% 50.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1578 1779 2410
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3344 4490 6059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 27.60% 30.46% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2686 3399 4540
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,688 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the Thames Valley

Degree
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Degree in the Thames Valley

Degree
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the Thames Valley

Degree
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Berkshire -1 947 £43,150 -13.70% 50
Oxfordshire +6 618 £42,500 - 40
Buckinghamshire -3 341 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Thames Valley region with a requirement for Degree.

1 863 (45.35%) Computer Science
2 562 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (24.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 431 (22.65%) Java
5 386 (20.28%) Software Engineering
6 376 (19.76%) C#
7 374 (19.65%) Windows
8 373 (19.60%) JavaScript
9 372 (19.55%) SQL
10 354 (18.60%) Microsoft
11 319 (16.76%) C++
12 316 (16.61%) Linux
13 301 (15.82%) HTML
14 292 (15.34%) CSS
15 289 (15.19%) Python
16 281 (14.77%) .NET
17 280 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
18 257 (13.50%) Mathematics
19 238 (12.51%) SQL Server
20 218 (11.46%) Finance
21 211 (11.09%) C
22 199 (10.46%) Project Management
23 193 (10.14%) Test Automation
24 192 (10.09%) jQuery
25 181 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
26 171 (8.99%) OO
27 169 (8.88%) Scrum
28 165 (8.67%) Web Services
29 163 (8.57%) QA
30 155 (8.15%) Marketing

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 55 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.05%) IIS
3 29 (1.52%) Apache
4 26 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 24 (1.26%) CMS
6 24 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 18 (0.95%) Apache Solr
7 18 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (0.89%) WordPress
9 16 (0.84%) Confluence
10 15 (0.79%) Drupal
10 15 (0.79%) SAS
11 14 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.58%) SugarCRM
14 10 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.47%) nginx
16 7 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 128 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.42%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.42%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.11%) InVision
12 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.053%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.37%) SAP ERP
2 20 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.95%) SAP CO
4 18 (0.95%) SAP FI
5 13 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.21%) Unica
10 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
11 2 (0.11%) SAP PM
12 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 181 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (4.05%) SaaS
4 51 (2.68%) Office 365
5 31 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (1.31%) npm
7 22 (1.16%) GitHub
8 20 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.74%) PaaS
10 10 (0.53%) Force.com
11 7 (0.37%) Akamai
11 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.32%) IaaS
13 5 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.21%) Silverpop
15 3 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.10%) Internet
2 96 (5.04%) Firewall
3 83 (4.36%) TCP/IP
4 78 (4.10%) VPN
5 62 (3.26%) Network Security
6 57 (3.00%) WAN
7 51 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 50 (2.63%) LAN
9 43 (2.26%) DNS
10 42 (2.21%) IPsec
11 40 (2.10%) Ethernet
12 39 (2.05%) HTTP
13 32 (1.68%) BGP
14 28 (1.47%) VoIP
15 27 (1.42%) Intranet
16 25 (1.31%) SSL
16 25 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (1.26%) MPLS
18 23 (1.21%) Broadband
19 21 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.52%) Big Data
3 53 (2.79%) MySQL
4 46 (2.42%) GIS
5 44 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 43 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 33 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 29 (1.52%) HBase
10 25 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 15 (0.79%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.74%) MongoDB
15 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.68%) SAP HANA
16 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 141 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 101 (5.31%) Selenium
3 97 (5.10%) JIRA
4 70 (3.68%) Visual Studio
5 59 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 58 (3.05%) WebDriver
7 53 (2.79%) JMeter
8 50 (2.63%) JUnit
9 49 (2.57%) Subversion
10 48 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (2.47%) SoapUI
12 37 (1.94%) Cucumber
12 37 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 36 (1.89%) gulp
14 32 (1.68%) Maven
15 27 (1.42%) IntelliJ
16 21 (1.10%) Ant
16 21 (1.10%) HP UFT
17 20 (1.05%) LoadRunner
18 18 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 218 (11.46%) Finance
2 155 (8.15%) Marketing
3 139 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 110 (5.78%) Electronics
5 65 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 62 (3.26%) Retail
7 56 (2.94%) Digital Economy
8 51 (2.68%) Games
9 35 (1.84%) Legal
10 28 (1.47%) Automotive
11 20 (1.05%) Publishing
12 15 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.79%) Banking
13 10 (0.53%) Advertising
13 10 (0.53%) Law
14 8 (0.42%) Local Government
15 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 542 (28.48%) Developer
2 246 (12.93%) Analyst
3 234 (12.30%) Graduate
4 211 (11.09%) Software Engineer
5 154 (8.09%) Software Developer
6 143 (7.51%) Junior
7 132 (6.94%) Consultant
7 132 (6.94%) Senior Developer
8 114 (5.99%) Java Developer
9 102 (5.36%) .NET Developer
10 94 (4.94%) C++ Software Engineer
11 92 (4.83%) Graduate Developer
12 83 (4.36%) C# Developer
13 76 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 68 (3.57%) Junior Developer
14 68 (3.57%) Tester
15 59 (3.10%) Architect
15 59 (3.10%) Web Developer
16 55 (2.89%) IT Graduate
17 53 (2.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (15.82%) HTML
2 292 (15.34%) CSS
3 281 (14.77%) .NET
4 192 (10.09%) jQuery
5 165 (8.67%) Web Services
6 148 (7.78%) ASP.NET
7 108 (5.68%) AngularJS
8 104 (5.47%) REST
9 103 (5.41%) XML
10 97 (5.10%) HTML5
11 89 (4.68%) Spring
12 78 (4.10%) SOAP
13 75 (3.94%) JSON
14 70 (3.68%) Qt
15 69 (3.63%) Ajax
16 68 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 66 (3.47%) .NET Framework
18 63 (3.31%) RESTful
19 59 (3.10%) Hibernate
20 51 (2.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 863 (45.35%) Computer Science
2 280 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (5.15%) Algorithms
4 79 (4.15%) User Experience
5 57 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 52 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (2.57%) Data Centre
9 42 (2.21%) Client/Server
10 37 (1.94%) Social Media
11 29 (1.52%) CUDA
12 27 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 22 (1.16%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.84%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.84%) RIA
17 15 (0.79%) Life Science
17 15 (0.79%) Robotics
18 14 (0.74%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 374 (19.65%) Windows
2 316 (16.61%) Linux
3 89 (4.68%) Windows Server
4 59 (3.10%) Unix
5 55 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 52 (2.73%) Android
7 31 (1.63%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.37%) CentOS
8 26 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.47%) VxWorks
16 8 (0.42%) Solaris
16 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (20.28%) Software Engineering
3 257 (13.50%) Mathematics
4 199 (10.46%) Project Management
5 193 (10.14%) Test Automation
6 171 (8.99%) OO
7 169 (8.88%) Scrum
8 153 (8.04%) Physics
9 138 (7.25%) MVC
10 136 (7.15%) Mentoring
11 128 (6.73%) ITIL
11 128 (6.73%) SDLC
12 112 (5.89%) TDD
13 107 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
14 102 (5.36%) Open Source
15 99 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
16 96 (5.04%) Web Development
17 87 (4.57%) Multithreading
18 86 (4.52%) Presales
19 85 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 431 (22.65%) Java
2 376 (19.76%) C#
3 373 (19.60%) JavaScript
4 372 (19.55%) SQL
5 319 (16.76%) C++
6 289 (15.19%) Python
7 211 (11.09%) C
8 86 (4.52%) PHP
9 74 (3.89%) Perl
10 69 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 62 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.52%) R
13 41 (2.15%) Ruby
14 34 (1.79%) TypeScript
15 29 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.26%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.05%) ES6
18 19 (1.00%) Scala
19 18 (0.95%) MATLAB
20 17 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 470 (24.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 75 (3.94%) PhD
3 71 (3.73%) Master's Degree
4 70 (3.68%) ISTQB
5 52 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 36 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
8 30 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 21 (1.10%) MCSE
11 20 (1.05%) CISSP
11 20 (1.05%) ISEB
12 19 (1.00%) MBA
12 19 (1.00%) PMP
13 18 (0.95%) CCNP
14 17 (0.89%) CCNA
14 17 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.84%) CISM
16 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (8.57%) QA
2 40 (2.10%) PMO
3 36 (1.89%) SLA
4 28 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.68%) COBIT
7 10 (0.53%) ECSS
7 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.47%) ISO 13485
9 7 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.26%) GAMP
10 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.16%) MISRA
12 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.11%) GDPR
12 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.26%) Docker
3 41 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.47%) Firmware
4 28 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (1.31%) HDFS
6 24 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 23 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.42%) KVM
9 8 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.32%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.32%) SAP ITS
11 5 (0.26%) NFS
12 4 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.16%) XenApp
13 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.11%) Postfix
14 2 (0.11%) Varnish
14 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (1.68%) Ansible
2 26 (1.37%) SCCM
3 25 (1.31%) Kubernetes
4 22 (1.16%) Nagios
5 17 (0.89%) Nessus
6 14 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.63%) Nmap
7 12 (0.63%) SCOM
8 9 (0.47%) Oozie
9 8 (0.42%) Cisco CME
9 8 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.42%) Puppet
10 6 (0.32%) Salt
11 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.21%) Terraform
11 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 354 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 133 (6.99%) SAP
3 130 (6.83%) Oracle
4 85 (4.47%) VMware
5 67 (3.52%) Cisco
6 39 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (1.68%) Juniper
8 27 (1.42%) Palo Alto
9 25 (1.31%) Google
10 21 (1.10%) HP
11 19 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.89%) Twitter
13 16 (0.84%) IBM
13 16 (0.84%) Sophos
14 14 (0.74%) Citrix
15 12 (0.63%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.58%) Concur
17 10 (0.53%) Adobe
17 10 (0.53%) Hyperion
17 10 (0.53%) Splunk