Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 15 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 9,293 10,915 12,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.39% 11.53% 12.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.12% 47.18% 48.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6,464 8,227 9,830
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,735 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,700 £62,500
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 21,061 23,134 25,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.80% 24.44% 25.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15,050 17,275 19,860
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +5 3,636 £45,000 - 680
North of England +1 1,547 £37,500 -10.71% 455
South West 0 1,243 £45,000 +11.11% 352
Midlands -5 1,092 £45,000 +9.16% 377
North West +3 1,006 £37,500 -11.76% 247
East of England +1 954 £45,000 +3.98% 459
West Midlands -2 744 £45,000 +8.43% 244
Scotland -3 624 £38,500 -3.75% 185
Yorkshire -21 401 £37,500 -6.25% 147
East Midlands -5 342 £47,500 +13.10% 131
Wales -10 179 £34,500 -10.39% 87
North East +9 140 £42,500 +13.33% 61
Northern Ireland -17 40 £40,000 +23.08% 21
Channel Islands +3 3 £30,000 +1.69% 1
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3,230 (34.76%) Computer Science
2 3,084 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,235 (24.05%) C#
4 2,075 (22.33%) Software Engineering
5 1,876 (20.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1,795 (19.32%) SQL
7 1,761 (18.95%) .NET
8 1,668 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 1,660 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
10 1,492 (16.06%) JavaScript
11 1,481 (15.94%) Java
12 1,458 (15.69%) Finance
13 1,332 (14.33%) C++
14 1,261 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
15 1,232 (13.26%) Linux
16 1,218 (13.11%) Windows
17 1,203 (12.95%) Python
18 1,195 (12.86%) SQL Server
19 1,178 (12.68%) Mathematics
20 1,094 (11.77%) Azure
21 1,077 (11.59%) HTML
22 1,075 (11.57%) Project Management
23 1,063 (11.44%) C
24 940 (10.12%) ITIL
25 920 (9.90%) Git (software)
26 901 (9.70%) Scrum
27 836 (9.00%) CSS
28 800 (8.61%) AWS
29 726 (7.81%) Test Automation
30 712 (7.66%) SDLC

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
1 206 (2.22%) Confluence
2 154 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 131 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 129 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 124 (1.33%) Apache
6 123 (1.32%) IIS
7 116 (1.25%) CMS
8 82 (0.88%) SAS
9 71 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 64 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 54 (0.58%) JBoss
12 50 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 44 (0.47%) nginx
14 40 (0.43%) WordPress
15 34 (0.37%) ArcGIS
15 34 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 33 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
17 32 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (0.31%) Apache Solr
19 24 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 476 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 327 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 184 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 50 (0.54%) Simulink
7 42 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.31%) Sketch
10 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 20 (0.22%) SPSS
11 18 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
13 15 (0.16%) InVision
14 12 (0.13%) InDesign
15 11 (0.12%) UXPin
16 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
16 10 (0.11%) Marvel
17 6 (0.065%) Windchill
18 5 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 52 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 29 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 27 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 20 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 19 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 14 (0.15%) SAP MM
10 13 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
10 13 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.13%) SAP Business One
11 12 (0.13%) Summit
12 11 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,094 (11.77%) Azure
2 800 (8.61%) AWS
3 312 (3.36%) SaaS
4 255 (2.74%) Office 365
5 252 (2.71%) GCP
6 153 (1.65%) Power Platform
7 135 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 84 (0.90%) Serverless
9 74 (0.80%) GitHub
10 66 (0.71%) IaaS
11 48 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 48 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 46 (0.49%) PaaS
13 43 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
14 40 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 40 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 36 (0.39%) OneDrive
16 33 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 33 (0.36%) Google Analytics
17 32 (0.34%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 408 (4.39%) Firewall
2 288 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 241 (2.59%) DNS
4 228 (2.45%) Internet
5 224 (2.41%) LAN
5 224 (2.41%) WAN
6 211 (2.27%) Wireless
7 183 (1.97%) Broadband
8 171 (1.84%) Network Security
9 165 (1.78%) VPN
10 147 (1.58%) DHCP
11 116 (1.25%) VoIP
12 112 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 77 (0.83%) Ethernet
14 75 (0.81%) MPLS
15 72 (0.77%) BGP
16 71 (0.76%) HTTP
17 68 (0.73%) SAN
18 66 (0.71%) Skype
19 63 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,195 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 472 (5.08%) Big Data
3 331 (3.56%) MySQL
4 312 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 194 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 186 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 174 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 158 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 150 (1.61%) Power BI
10 149 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
11 128 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 114 (1.23%) GIS
13 107 (1.15%) Data Mining
14 103 (1.11%) MongoDB
15 91 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 84 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 65 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 61 (0.66%) DB2
19 56 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
20 51 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 920 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 583 (6.27%) JIRA
3 423 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 344 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 208 (2.24%) Selenium
5 208 (2.24%) Subversion
6 195 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 115 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 109 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 106 (1.14%) Maven
10 96 (1.03%) Bitbucket
11 76 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 71 (0.76%) Cucumber
13 66 (0.71%) TeamCity
14 62 (0.67%) SpecFlow
15 52 (0.56%) SoapUI
16 48 (0.52%) NetBeans
17 47 (0.51%) JUnit
18 44 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
19 41 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 1,458 (15.69%) Finance
2 600 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 523 (5.63%) Marketing
4 502 (5.40%) Retail
5 498 (5.36%) Electronics
6 436 (4.69%) Manufacturing
7 372 (4.00%) Public Sector
8 263 (2.83%) Banking
9 230 (2.47%) Aerospace
10 179 (1.93%) Military
11 173 (1.86%) Legal
12 158 (1.70%) Games
13 152 (1.64%) Automotive
14 118 (1.27%) Advertising
15 88 (0.95%) German Language
15 88 (0.95%) Local Government
15 88 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
16 77 (0.83%) Law
17 67 (0.72%) Italian Language
18 50 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,337 (25.15%) Developer
2 1,136 (12.22%) Software Engineer
3 979 (10.53%) Analyst
4 742 (7.98%) Graduate
5 678 (7.30%) Software Developer
6 651 (7.01%) Junior
7 534 (5.75%) Architect
8 515 (5.54%) .NET Developer
9 487 (5.24%) Consultant
10 462 (4.97%) C# Developer
11 387 (4.16%) Junior Developer
12 369 (3.97%) Senior Developer
13 339 (3.65%) Graduate Developer
14 322 (3.46%) Java Developer
15 295 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
16 273 (2.94%) Project Manager
17 272 (2.93%) Senior Software Engineer
18 241 (2.59%) Support Engineer
19 217 (2.34%) Embedded Engineer
20 215 (2.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,761 (18.95%) .NET
2 1,077 (11.59%) HTML
3 836 (9.00%) CSS
4 686 (7.38%) AngularJS
5 624 (6.71%) ASP.NET
6 600 (6.46%) Web Services
7 399 (4.29%) React
8 386 (4.15%) jQuery
9 365 (3.93%) XML
10 345 (3.71%) HTML5
11 326 (3.51%) Node.js
12 316 (3.40%) REST
13 314 (3.38%) Spring
14 261 (2.81%) .NET Framework
15 258 (2.78%) RESTful
16 222 (2.39%) WPF
17 203 (2.18%) SOAP
18 186 (2.00%) .NET Core
19 173 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 166 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,261 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 711 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 644 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
4 462 (4.97%) User Experience
5 422 (4.54%) Algorithms
6 255 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 235 (2.53%) Robotics
8 170 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 159 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 148 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
11 145 (1.56%) Virtual Team
12 143 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 113 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 103 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 100 (1.08%) Smartphone
16 85 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
17 81 (0.87%) Life Science
18 80 (0.86%) Client/Server
18 80 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 79 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,232 (13.26%) Linux
2 1,218 (13.11%) Windows
3 278 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 268 (2.88%) Unix
5 232 (2.50%) Android
6 209 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 151 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 110 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 109 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 96 (1.03%) CentOS
11 92 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 76 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 56 (0.60%) Solaris
14 48 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 45 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
16 43 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (0.26%) AIX
18 23 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.24%) HPUX
20 20 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,230 (34.76%) Computer Science
2 3,084 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,075 (22.33%) Software Engineering
4 1,660 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
5 1,178 (12.68%) Mathematics
6 1,075 (11.57%) Project Management
7 940 (10.12%) ITIL
8 901 (9.70%) Scrum
9 726 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 712 (7.66%) SDLC
11 673 (7.24%) Mentoring
12 670 (7.21%) DevOps
13 626 (6.74%) OO
14 580 (6.24%) MVC
15 568 (6.11%) Cybersecurity
16 535 (5.76%) Analytics
17 532 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 517 (5.56%) Machine Learning
19 469 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
20 464 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,235 (24.05%) C#
2 1,795 (19.32%) SQL
3 1,492 (16.06%) JavaScript
4 1,481 (15.94%) Java
5 1,332 (14.33%) C++
6 1,203 (12.95%) Python
7 1,063 (11.44%) C
8 336 (3.62%) PHP
9 313 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 231 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 218 (2.35%) R
12 196 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 170 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 163 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 119 (1.28%) Perl
15 119 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 109 (1.17%) Scala
17 95 (1.02%) VB
18 86 (0.93%) Embedded C
19 82 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,876 (20.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 642 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 348 (3.74%) Numerate Degree
4 326 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 320 (3.44%) SC Cleared
6 300 (3.23%) CISSP
7 287 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 238 (2.56%) Master's Degree
9 234 (2.52%) HND
10 211 (2.27%) CISM
11 195 (2.10%) CCNA
12 187 (2.01%) DV Cleared
13 182 (1.96%) ISTQB
14 151 (1.62%) PhD
15 130 (1.40%) CCNP
16 125 (1.35%) ISEB
16 125 (1.35%) PMI Certification
17 115 (1.24%) CISA
18 108 (1.16%) MCSE
19 104 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 500 (5.38%) QA
2 245 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 215 (2.31%) SLA
4 165 (1.78%) GDPR
5 115 (1.24%) PMO
6 103 (1.11%) NIST
7 94 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 92 (0.99%) PCI DSS
9 80 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 58 (0.62%) ISO 9001
11 43 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 40 (0.43%) COBIT
12 40 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
13 34 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 24 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
14 24 (0.26%) NCSC
15 23 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 16 (0.17%) ISO 22301
17 13 (0.14%) IEC 61508
18 12 (0.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 476 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 454 (4.89%) Docker
3 298 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 211 (2.27%) Firmware
5 145 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 73 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 62 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 41 (0.44%) XenApp
9 38 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 16 (0.17%) iptables
11 16 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.16%) NFS
12 15 (0.16%) Varnish
13 13 (0.14%) vSphere
14 12 (0.13%) HDFS
14 12 (0.13%) pfSense
14 12 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 278 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 148 (1.59%) Ansible
3 114 (1.23%) SCCM
4 102 (1.10%) Puppet
5 96 (1.03%) Terraform
6 68 (0.73%) SCOM
7 57 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 41 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 29 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
10 29 (0.31%) Nessus
10 29 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 28 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 27 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (0.28%) Kibana
13 26 (0.28%) QRadar
14 25 (0.27%) Nagios
15 24 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
15 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
16 21 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,668 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 508 (5.47%) Oracle
3 435 (4.68%) VMware
4 413 (4.44%) Cisco
5 337 (3.63%) SAP
6 249 (2.68%) Google
7 192 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 144 (1.55%) Splunk
9 134 (1.44%) ServiceNow
10 128 (1.38%) IBM
11 120 (1.29%) Citrix
12 113 (1.22%) EMC
13 94 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 93 (1.00%) Dell
15 89 (0.96%) Juniper
16 85 (0.91%) Sage
17 82 (0.88%) NetApp
18 80 (0.86%) Adobe
19 73 (0.79%) HP
20 71 (0.76%) Red Hat