Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 15 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 8,365 10,590 12,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.07% 11.94% 12.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.83% 47.13% 48.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,139 7,785 9,870
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,251 22,468 25,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.16% 25.32% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,358 16,427 19,938
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the UK excluding London

Degree
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Degree in the UK excluding London

Degree
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK excluding London

Degree
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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
South East +2 3,334 £45,000 - 680
North of England -4 1,305 £42,500 - 432
Midlands -5 1,047 £45,000 +12.50% 364
South West -2 1,026 £45,000 +12.50% 317
East of England 0 887 £46,173 +8.64% 446
North West -6 794 £44,000 -2.22% 243
West Midlands -3 665 £45,000 +12.50% 240
Scotland -6 553 £42,500 - 142
Yorkshire -4 407 £37,500 -6.25% 127
East Midlands -4 377 £47,500 +17.28% 123
Wales +2 211 £42,500 +16.72% 70
North East +5 104 £46,500 -7.00% 62
Northern Ireland -20 36 £45,000 +38.46% 22
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £53,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Degree.

1 3,016 (36.05%) Computer Science
2 2,580 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,938 (23.17%) C#
4 1,843 (22.03%) Software Engineering
5 1,768 (21.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 1,646 (19.68%) SQL
7 1,549 (18.52%) .NET
8 1,489 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
9 1,467 (17.54%) JavaScript
10 1,425 (17.04%) Microsoft
11 1,313 (15.70%) Java
12 1,275 (15.24%) Finance
13 1,181 (14.12%) Python
14 1,153 (13.78%) Windows
15 1,111 (13.28%) C++
16 1,032 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
17 1,025 (12.25%) Linux
18 1,018 (12.17%) HTML
19 957 (11.44%) Azure
20 954 (11.40%) Project Management
21 945 (11.30%) C
22 940 (11.24%) SQL Server
23 917 (10.96%) Mathematics
24 849 (10.15%) CSS
25 834 (9.97%) Git (software)
26 825 (9.86%) Scrum
27 777 (9.29%) ITIL
28 692 (8.27%) AWS
29 673 (8.05%) Management Information System
30 659 (7.88%) AngularJS

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 174 (2.08%) Confluence
2 137 (1.64%) IIS
3 132 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 108 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 102 (1.22%) CMS
6 97 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 94 (1.12%) Apache
8 78 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 75 (0.90%) SAS
10 60 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 60 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 42 (0.50%) JBoss
12 36 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 35 (0.42%) WordPress
14 32 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 28 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
16 27 (0.32%) nginx
17 23 (0.27%) ArcGIS
18 22 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
19 19 (0.23%) Jupyter
Applications
1 343 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 334 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 138 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.55%) Simulink
6 35 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 32 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.23%) Sketch
9 16 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.19%) SPSS
10 13 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 12 (0.14%) InDesign
12 11 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 10 (0.12%) InVision
14 9 (0.11%) OrCAD
14 9 (0.11%) UXPin
15 8 (0.096%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 49 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 32 (0.38%) SAP MM
5 27 (0.32%) SAP SD
6 22 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 21 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 17 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 17 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 14 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.16%) SAP FI
11 12 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.14%) SAP CO
11 12 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 11 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 957 (11.44%) Azure
2 692 (8.27%) AWS
3 335 (4.00%) SaaS
4 242 (2.89%) Office 365
5 206 (2.46%) GCP
6 200 (2.39%) Power Platform
7 116 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (0.86%) GitHub
9 71 (0.85%) Serverless
10 57 (0.68%) IaaS
11 56 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
12 55 (0.66%) PaaS
13 38 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (0.45%) FinancialForce
13 38 (0.45%) Force.com
14 36 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 34 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (0.36%) OpenShift
17 29 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
18 25 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 371 (4.44%) Firewall
2 262 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 257 (3.07%) Internet
4 251 (3.00%) DNS
5 208 (2.49%) Wireless
6 206 (2.46%) WAN
7 202 (2.41%) LAN
8 160 (1.91%) DHCP
9 148 (1.77%) Network Security
9 148 (1.77%) VPN
10 96 (1.15%) VoIP
11 92 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 86 (1.03%) HTTP
13 82 (0.98%) SAN
14 78 (0.93%) MPLS
15 76 (0.91%) BGP
16 68 (0.81%) Ethernet
17 67 (0.80%) OSPF
18 57 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
19 54 (0.65%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 940 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 375 (4.48%) Big Data
3 300 (3.59%) MySQL
4 290 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 199 (2.38%) Power BI
6 187 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 161 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 155 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 146 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 124 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (1.09%) Hadoop
12 86 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 80 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 80 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 79 (0.94%) GIS
15 71 (0.85%) Data Mining
16 66 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 64 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 45 (0.54%) DB2
19 39 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 834 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 455 (5.44%) JIRA
3 332 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 312 (3.73%) Visual Studio
5 179 (2.14%) Selenium
6 175 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 170 (2.03%) Subversion
8 110 (1.32%) Eclipse
9 87 (1.04%) Maven
10 80 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 79 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 58 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 56 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 52 (0.62%) Cucumber
15 47 (0.56%) JUnit
16 46 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
17 42 (0.50%) NetBeans
18 41 (0.49%) NUnit
19 39 (0.47%) Gradle
20 37 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 1,275 (15.24%) Finance
2 494 (5.91%) Retail
3 468 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 467 (5.58%) Electronics
5 407 (4.87%) Marketing
6 389 (4.65%) Manufacturing
7 320 (3.83%) Public Sector
8 283 (3.38%) Aerospace
9 209 (2.50%) Military
10 178 (2.13%) Automotive
11 160 (1.91%) Legal
12 146 (1.75%) Banking
13 140 (1.67%) Advertising
14 132 (1.58%) Games
15 107 (1.28%) Law
16 59 (0.71%) French Language
17 53 (0.63%) German Language
18 52 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
19 50 (0.60%) Local Government
20 47 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,130 (25.46%) Developer
2 1,050 (12.55%) Software Engineer
3 811 (9.70%) Analyst
4 670 (8.01%) Graduate
5 658 (7.87%) Software Developer
6 570 (6.81%) Junior
7 503 (6.01%) Architect
8 445 (5.32%) Consultant
9 427 (5.10%) .NET Developer
10 403 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 371 (4.44%) C# Developer
12 358 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
13 339 (4.05%) Junior Developer
14 264 (3.16%) Java Developer
14 264 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
15 249 (2.98%) Project Manager
16 235 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
17 197 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
18 194 (2.32%) Support Engineer
19 193 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,549 (18.52%) .NET
2 1,018 (12.17%) HTML
3 849 (10.15%) CSS
4 659 (7.88%) AngularJS
5 558 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 541 (6.47%) Web Services
7 374 (4.47%) React
8 357 (4.27%) jQuery
9 298 (3.56%) HTML5
10 283 (3.38%) XML
11 273 (3.26%) REST
12 265 (3.17%) Spring
13 264 (3.16%) Node.js
14 253 (3.02%) RESTful
15 225 (2.69%) .NET Framework
16 177 (2.12%) WPF
17 168 (2.01%) .NET Core
18 163 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 154 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 152 (1.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,032 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 673 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 643 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 425 (5.08%) User Experience
5 342 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 215 (2.57%) Data Centre
7 161 (1.92%) Robotics
8 150 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 137 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 134 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 131 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
12 124 (1.48%) Driving Licence
13 108 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
14 100 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 91 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 84 (1.00%) Smartphone
17 77 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 70 (0.84%) PKI
19 68 (0.81%) Client/Server
20 65 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,153 (13.78%) Windows
2 1,025 (12.25%) Linux
3 272 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 265 (3.17%) Unix
5 194 (2.32%) Android
6 180 (2.15%) Windows 10
7 142 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 82 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 72 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 62 (0.74%) CentOS
12 59 (0.71%) Solaris
13 47 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 47 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
14 40 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 35 (0.42%) OS/400
16 28 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 22 (0.26%) Debian
18 20 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,016 (36.05%) Computer Science
2 2,580 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,843 (22.03%) Software Engineering
4 1,489 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
5 954 (11.40%) Project Management
6 917 (10.96%) Mathematics
7 825 (9.86%) Scrum
8 777 (9.29%) ITIL
9 654 (7.82%) Mentoring
10 584 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 581 (6.95%) SDLC
12 553 (6.61%) DevOps
13 543 (6.49%) Analytics
14 510 (6.10%) OO
15 486 (5.81%) MVC
16 455 (5.44%) TDD
17 451 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
18 448 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
19 433 (5.18%) Information Security
20 427 (5.10%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,938 (23.17%) C#
2 1,646 (19.68%) SQL
3 1,467 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 1,313 (15.70%) Java
5 1,181 (14.12%) Python
6 1,111 (13.28%) C++
7 945 (11.30%) C
8 288 (3.44%) PHP
9 281 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 233 (2.79%) R
11 184 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 169 (2.02%) MATLAB
13 152 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 151 (1.81%) TypeScript
15 125 (1.49%) VB.NET
16 120 (1.43%) Perl
17 116 (1.39%) Embedded C
18 97 (1.16%) Shell Script
19 85 (1.02%) PL/SQL
19 85 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,768 (21.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 512 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 303 (3.62%) CISSP
4 275 (3.29%) Numerate Degree
5 272 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 265 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 251 (3.00%) Master's Degree
8 222 (2.65%) HND
9 202 (2.41%) CISM
10 201 (2.40%) SC Cleared
11 170 (2.03%) DV Cleared
12 147 (1.76%) CCNA
13 130 (1.55%) PhD
14 115 (1.37%) CCNP
15 111 (1.33%) ISEB
16 106 (1.27%) MCP
17 104 (1.24%) MCSE
18 95 (1.14%) ISTQB
19 88 (1.05%) HNC
20 86 (1.03%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (4.39%) QA
2 233 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 194 (2.32%) SLA
4 174 (2.08%) GDPR
5 103 (1.23%) PMO
6 91 (1.09%) NIST
7 88 (1.05%) PCI DSS
8 79 (0.94%) Data Quality
9 64 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 47 (0.56%) NCSC
11 33 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 32 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
12 32 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 20 (0.24%) COBIT
13 20 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.17%) GAMP
15 13 (0.16%) Basel II
15 13 (0.16%) Def Stans
15 13 (0.16%) IEC 61508
15 13 (0.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 406 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 375 (4.48%) Docker
3 295 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 222 (2.65%) Firmware
5 88 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 49 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (0.37%) XenApp
11 18 (0.22%) vSphere
12 15 (0.18%) NFS
13 14 (0.17%) Varnish
14 11 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 11 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.12%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.11%) HDFS
16 9 (0.11%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.11%) XenDesktop
17 8 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 207 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 170 (2.03%) Ansible
3 102 (1.22%) Puppet
4 81 (0.97%) SCCM
4 81 (0.97%) Terraform
5 50 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
7 36 (0.43%) SCOM
8 33 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 22 (0.26%) QRadar
13 20 (0.24%) Nessus
14 19 (0.23%) Kibana
15 17 (0.20%) IBM BigFix
16 16 (0.19%) Salt
17 15 (0.18%) vCenter Server
18 14 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,425 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 410 (4.90%) Oracle
3 391 (4.67%) VMware
4 341 (4.08%) Cisco
5 303 (3.62%) SAP
6 236 (2.82%) Google
7 154 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
8 145 (1.73%) IBM
9 126 (1.51%) ServiceNow
10 108 (1.29%) Citrix
11 107 (1.28%) Splunk
12 90 (1.08%) Sage
13 88 (1.05%) Juniper
14 83 (0.99%) EMC
15 78 (0.93%) Apple
16 70 (0.84%) Tableau
17 67 (0.80%) Atlassian
18 66 (0.79%) HP
18 66 (0.79%) Red Hat
19 65 (0.78%) Adobe