Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 7,166 10,368 12,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.51% 12.30% 11.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.06% 46.66% 48.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,414 7,520 9,608
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,475 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 15,903 22,220 25,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.33% 26.36% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11,696 16,177 19,527
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 2,827 £47,500 +5.56% 690
North of England -6 1,158 £44,000 -1.64% 479
Midlands -6 891 £47,500 +18.75% 416
South West -1 866 £45,000 +15.38% 332
East of England -1 740 £47,500 +5.56% 436
North West -3 697 £45,000 - 241
West Midlands -7 541 £47,500 +17.28% 272
Scotland -6 445 £44,820 +9.32% 178
East Midlands -5 345 £52,500 +31.25% 144
Yorkshire -10 338 £37,500 -6.25% 179
Wales +6 226 £45,000 +24.29% 79
North East +1 123 £46,500 +9.41% 59
Northern Ireland -6 48 £45,000 +31.39% 40
Isle of Man - 6 £53,000 -
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 2,441 (34.06%) Computer Science
2 2,095 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,603 (22.37%) C#
4 1,579 (22.03%) SQL
5 1,528 (21.32%) Software Engineering
6 1,447 (20.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 1,355 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
8 1,305 (18.21%) JavaScript
9 1,290 (18.00%) .NET
10 1,225 (17.09%) Microsoft
11 1,175 (16.40%) Finance
12 1,172 (16.36%) Java
13 1,055 (14.72%) Windows
14 1,025 (14.30%) Python
15 922 (12.87%) C++
16 918 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
17 886 (12.36%) HTML
18 870 (12.14%) Linux
19 823 (11.48%) Project Management
20 816 (11.39%) C
21 787 (10.98%) Azure
22 786 (10.97%) SQL Server
23 782 (10.91%) CSS
24 779 (10.87%) Mathematics
25 697 (9.73%) Scrum
26 684 (9.55%) Git (software)
27 613 (8.55%) AWS
27 613 (8.55%) Mentoring
28 604 (8.43%) ITIL
29 587 (8.19%) Analytics

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
1 124 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.67%) Confluence
3 118 (1.65%) IIS
4 106 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 87 (1.21%) Apache
6 75 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 68 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 61 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 55 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 52 (0.73%) CMS
11 51 (0.71%) SAS
12 37 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 32 (0.45%) JBoss
14 26 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
15 25 (0.35%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
17 20 (0.28%) WordPress
18 19 (0.27%) Jupyter
19 18 (0.25%) ArcGIS
19 18 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 301 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 258 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.39%) Simulink
7 27 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.25%) Sketch
9 16 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.22%) SPSS
10 15 (0.21%) InVision
11 13 (0.18%) OrCAD
12 12 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 11 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 9 (0.13%) InDesign
14 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
16 7 (0.098%) Stateflow
17 6 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 51 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.49%) SAP MM
4 30 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 27 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.33%) SAP SD
7 19 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 15 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.17%) Magento
11 12 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.17%) Primavera
12 11 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
14 9 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 787 (10.98%) Azure
2 613 (8.55%) AWS
3 267 (3.73%) SaaS
4 223 (3.11%) Office 365
5 205 (2.86%) Power Platform
6 143 (2.00%) GCP
7 83 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 77 (1.07%) GitHub
9 60 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 59 (0.82%) PaaS
11 51 (0.71%) IaaS
12 47 (0.66%) Serverless
13 42 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (0.52%) FinancialForce
16 35 (0.49%) Force.com
17 34 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (0.42%) OpenShift
19 25 (0.35%) Google Analytics
19 25 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 322 (4.49%) Firewall
2 230 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 218 (3.04%) Internet
4 214 (2.99%) DNS
5 191 (2.67%) LAN
6 189 (2.64%) WAN
7 167 (2.33%) Wireless
8 140 (1.95%) VPN
9 129 (1.80%) DHCP
10 125 (1.74%) Network Security
11 90 (1.26%) SAN
12 89 (1.24%) HTTP
13 79 (1.10%) VoIP
14 75 (1.05%) MPLS
15 70 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
16 69 (0.96%) Ethernet
17 63 (0.88%) BGP
18 59 (0.82%) OSPF
19 52 (0.73%) SSL
20 48 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 333 (4.65%) Big Data
3 316 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 282 (3.94%) MySQL
5 202 (2.82%) Power BI
6 166 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 160 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 151 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 139 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 125 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (1.49%) Hadoop
12 99 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 98 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 82 (1.14%) GIS
15 56 (0.78%) Data Mining
16 53 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
17 51 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (0.66%) Oracle Database
19 36 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
20 34 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 684 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 350 (4.88%) JIRA
3 298 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 232 (3.24%) Visual Studio
5 182 (2.54%) Selenium
6 155 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 142 (1.98%) Subversion
8 100 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 75 (1.05%) Maven
10 62 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 59 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
12 57 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 50 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
14 47 (0.66%) gulp
15 46 (0.64%) SoapUI
16 44 (0.61%) webpack
17 41 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 39 (0.54%) Gradle
19 37 (0.52%) NUnit
20 35 (0.49%) Grunt
General
1 1,175 (16.40%) Finance
2 398 (5.55%) Retail
3 368 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 347 (4.84%) Marketing
5 332 (4.63%) Electronics
6 319 (4.45%) Manufacturing
7 262 (3.66%) Public Sector
8 224 (3.13%) Aerospace
9 150 (2.09%) Military
10 149 (2.08%) Legal
11 134 (1.87%) Automotive
12 128 (1.79%) Advertising
13 102 (1.42%) Games
14 97 (1.35%) Law
15 87 (1.21%) Banking
16 52 (0.73%) French Language
17 51 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (0.60%) Billing
19 36 (0.50%) Local Government
20 28 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,811 (25.27%) Developer
2 878 (12.25%) Software Engineer
3 755 (10.54%) Analyst
4 545 (7.61%) Software Developer
5 501 (6.99%) Graduate
6 423 (5.90%) Junior
7 379 (5.29%) Consultant
8 376 (5.25%) Architect
9 373 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 339 (4.73%) .NET Developer
11 293 (4.09%) C# Developer
12 272 (3.80%) Graduate Developer
13 240 (3.35%) Project Manager
14 236 (3.29%) Junior Developer
15 232 (3.24%) Java Developer
16 222 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
17 189 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
18 180 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
19 176 (2.46%) Embedded Engineer
20 156 (2.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,290 (18.00%) .NET
2 886 (12.36%) HTML
3 782 (10.91%) CSS
4 540 (7.54%) AngularJS
5 457 (6.38%) Web Services
6 424 (5.92%) ASP.NET
7 314 (4.38%) React
8 269 (3.75%) jQuery
9 261 (3.64%) HTML5
10 242 (3.38%) RESTful
11 215 (3.00%) .NET Framework
12 209 (2.92%) XML
13 201 (2.80%) REST
14 191 (2.67%) Spring
15 177 (2.47%) Node.js
16 160 (2.23%) .NET Core
16 160 (2.23%) CSS3
17 131 (1.83%) JSON
18 129 (1.80%) Middleware
19 128 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 918 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 560 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 512 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 350 (4.88%) User Experience
5 281 (3.92%) Algorithms
6 167 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 161 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 160 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 126 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 118 (1.65%) Robotics
11 109 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
12 104 (1.45%) Driving Licence
13 96 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 85 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 74 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 67 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 64 (0.89%) Client/Server
18 56 (0.78%) PKI
19 54 (0.75%) Cloud Native
20 50 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,055 (14.72%) Windows
2 870 (12.14%) Linux
3 258 (3.60%) Unix
4 254 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 158 (2.20%) Android
6 146 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 136 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 61 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 60 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (0.54%) OS/400
11 37 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
11 37 (0.52%) Solaris
12 35 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 29 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 28 (0.39%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 23 (0.32%) CentOS
18 21 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,441 (34.06%) Computer Science
2 2,095 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,528 (21.32%) Software Engineering
4 1,355 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
5 823 (11.48%) Project Management
6 779 (10.87%) Mathematics
7 697 (9.73%) Scrum
8 613 (8.55%) Mentoring
9 604 (8.43%) ITIL
10 587 (8.19%) Analytics
11 549 (7.66%) Test Automation
12 491 (6.85%) SDLC
13 456 (6.36%) DevOps
14 453 (6.32%) OO
15 408 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
16 397 (5.54%) Machine Learning
17 393 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
18 387 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
19 385 (5.37%) MVC
20 373 (5.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,603 (22.37%) C#
2 1,579 (22.03%) SQL
3 1,305 (18.21%) JavaScript
4 1,172 (16.36%) Java
5 1,025 (14.30%) Python
6 922 (12.87%) C++
7 816 (11.39%) C
8 228 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 224 (3.13%) PHP
10 210 (2.93%) R
11 150 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 147 (2.05%) T-SQL
13 146 (2.04%) MATLAB
14 132 (1.84%) Embedded C
15 113 (1.58%) TypeScript
16 111 (1.55%) VB.NET
17 100 (1.40%) Perl
17 100 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 88 (1.23%) Scala
19 85 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,447 (20.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 438 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 247 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 231 (3.22%) CISSP
5 222 (3.10%) Master's Degree
6 210 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 199 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 196 (2.74%) Numerate Degree
9 185 (2.58%) HND
10 158 (2.20%) CISM
11 151 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 111 (1.55%) MCSE
13 110 (1.54%) CCNA
13 110 (1.54%) CCNP
14 96 (1.34%) PhD
15 94 (1.31%) HNC
16 92 (1.28%) ISEB
17 85 (1.19%) ISTQB
18 80 (1.12%) MCP
19 68 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (4.86%) QA
2 212 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (2.00%) GDPR
4 137 (1.91%) SLA
5 93 (1.30%) PMO
6 69 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 66 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 58 (0.81%) NIST
9 46 (0.64%) NCSC
10 30 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 26 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 21 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.22%) Def Stans
15 15 (0.21%) GxP
15 15 (0.21%) ISO 22301
15 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 14 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
17 13 (0.18%) HAZOP
17 13 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 357 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 287 (4.01%) Docker
3 256 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 197 (2.75%) Firmware
5 87 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 38 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.45%) vSphere
8 26 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.31%) XenApp
10 19 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.21%) HDFS
11 15 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.17%) NFS
13 11 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.14%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.14%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.11%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.084%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 155 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 145 (2.02%) Ansible
3 99 (1.38%) Puppet
4 96 (1.34%) SCCM
5 60 (0.84%) Terraform
6 40 (0.56%) SCOM
7 38 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
9 27 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
11 23 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 20 (0.28%) Nessus
14 18 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
15 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 17 (0.24%) Salt
16 16 (0.22%) QRadar
17 13 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
17 13 (0.18%) Kibana
18 12 (0.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1,225 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 374 (5.22%) Oracle
3 320 (4.47%) VMware
4 287 (4.01%) Cisco
5 259 (3.61%) SAP
6 199 (2.78%) Google
7 133 (1.86%) IBM
8 115 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 99 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 95 (1.33%) Tableau
11 92 (1.28%) Citrix
12 72 (1.00%) Juniper
13 71 (0.99%) HP
14 65 (0.91%) Apple
15 61 (0.85%) Adobe
15 61 (0.85%) Palo Alto
16 58 (0.81%) Splunk
17 57 (0.80%) Xamarin
18 56 (0.78%) Sage
19 52 (0.73%) Red Hat