Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3,269 7,789 10,234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.26% 10.89% 12.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.91% 45.82% 46.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,582 6,042 7,819
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -

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 7,445 17,000 21,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.10% 23.77% 25.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,282 12,674 16,206
Median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -4 1,077 £50,000 +5.26% 347
North of England 0 694 £50,000 +17.65% 268
South West -2 443 £45,000 - 177
Midlands -6 413 £50,000 +7.39% 189
East of England +2 364 £50,000 +10.80% 199
Yorkshire +13 316 £50,000 +33.33% 80
West Midlands -1 313 £50,000 +10.50% 114
North West -13 308 £48,157 +7.02% 146
Scotland -15 188 £47,000 +10.59% 78
East Midlands -22 100 £41,250 -13.16% 74
Wales -4 82 £43,500 -1.14% 39
North East -2 70 £41,000 -11.83% 43
Northern Ireland +10 37 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Isle of Man -10 5 £52,500 -0.94%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 1,093 (33.44%) Computer Science
2 965 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 770 (23.55%) SQL
4 753 (23.03%) Software Engineering
5 737 (22.55%) JavaScript
6 679 (20.77%) C#
7 668 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
8 593 (18.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 561 (17.16%) Microsoft
10 547 (16.73%) Java
11 543 (16.61%) Python
12 507 (15.51%) .NET
13 468 (14.32%) Mathematics
13 468 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
14 458 (14.01%) Azure
15 439 (13.43%) Finance
16 403 (12.33%) Linux
17 388 (11.87%) HTML
18 370 (11.32%) DevOps
19 367 (11.23%) Test Automation
20 365 (11.17%) Project Management
21 354 (10.83%) SQL Server
22 348 (10.65%) CSS
23 341 (10.43%) AWS
24 338 (10.34%) Git (software)
25 331 (10.13%) Windows
26 313 (9.57%) C++
26 313 (9.57%) Scrum
27 300 (9.18%) Management Information System
28 255 (7.80%) React

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 76 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.84%) Confluence
3 57 (1.74%) CMS
4 32 (0.98%) Apache
5 26 (0.80%) IIS
6 25 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 24 (0.73%) SAS
8 16 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 14 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.31%) WordPress
13 9 (0.28%) Jupyter
13 9 (0.28%) nginx
14 8 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.24%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.18%) JBoss
15 6 (0.18%) Liferay
16 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 161 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.67%) Simulink
6 19 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.43%) Sketch
8 14 (0.43%) Stateflow
9 13 (0.40%) AutoCAD
10 12 (0.37%) InVision
11 10 (0.31%) Figma
12 7 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.18%) OrCAD
14 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
15 4 (0.12%) Fusion 360
16 3 (0.092%) Camtasia
16 3 (0.092%) SPSS
17 2 (0.061%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 13 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.28%) Magento
5 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.15%) Shopify
9 4 (0.12%) Maximo
9 4 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.12%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.092%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.092%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 458 (14.01%) Azure
2 341 (10.43%) AWS
3 117 (3.58%) SaaS
4 107 (3.27%) Office 365
4 107 (3.27%) Power Platform
5 97 (2.97%) GCP
6 60 (1.84%) PaaS
7 49 (1.50%) IaaS
8 40 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (1.13%) Serverless
10 34 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (1.01%) GitHub
12 28 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (0.73%) Google Analytics
14 19 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.52%) npm
16 15 (0.46%) Google Play
16 15 (0.46%) PowerApps
17 13 (0.40%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 117 (3.58%) Firewall
2 68 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.96%) Wireless
4 56 (1.71%) LAN
5 53 (1.62%) DNS
5 53 (1.62%) Internet
6 46 (1.41%) WAN
7 38 (1.16%) Network Security
8 34 (1.04%) VoIP
9 30 (0.92%) SAN
10 26 (0.80%) HTTP
11 22 (0.67%) 4G
11 22 (0.67%) DHCP
12 19 (0.58%) Ethernet
13 18 (0.55%) 5G
13 18 (0.55%) SSL
14 17 (0.52%) NAS
14 17 (0.52%) VPN
15 15 (0.46%) Skype
15 15 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 220 (6.73%) NoSQL
3 188 (5.75%) Relational Database
4 140 (4.28%) Big Data
5 111 (3.40%) MySQL
6 108 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
7 99 (3.03%) Power BI
8 94 (2.88%) MongoDB
9 65 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (1.32%) Tableau
11 40 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (0.83%) Data Lake
15 24 (0.73%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.67%) Hadoop
16 22 (0.67%) QlikView
17 19 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (0.58%) Redis
18 16 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 338 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 139 (4.25%) Selenium
3 135 (4.13%) JIRA
4 86 (2.63%) Subversion
4 86 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 66 (2.02%) Jenkins
6 55 (1.68%) Mercurial
7 44 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
8 41 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 28 (0.86%) Maven
11 26 (0.80%) JUnit
11 26 (0.80%) webpack
12 25 (0.76%) GitLab
13 20 (0.61%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.52%) Gradle
14 17 (0.52%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.49%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.49%) Mockito
16 15 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 439 (13.43%) Finance
2 166 (5.08%) Marketing
3 161 (4.93%) Electronics
4 159 (4.86%) Manufacturing
5 154 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 147 (4.50%) Aerospace
7 123 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 95 (2.91%) Law
9 92 (2.81%) Retail
10 62 (1.90%) Games
11 52 (1.59%) Legal
12 47 (1.44%) Military
13 41 (1.25%) Automotive
14 37 (1.13%) Advertising
15 31 (0.95%) Banking
16 27 (0.83%) Local Government
16 27 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.80%) Back Office
18 24 (0.73%) German Language
18 24 (0.73%) Police
Job Titles
1 882 (26.98%) Developer
2 428 (13.09%) Software Engineer
3 262 (8.01%) Software Developer
4 248 (7.59%) Analyst
5 240 (7.34%) Graduate
6 170 (5.20%) .NET Developer
7 165 (5.05%) Junior
8 155 (4.74%) Architect
9 134 (4.10%) Graduate Developer
10 131 (4.01%) Senior Developer
11 127 (3.88%) Consultant
12 112 (3.43%) C# Developer
13 107 (3.27%) Java Developer
14 96 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
15 92 (2.81%) Junior Developer
16 85 (2.60%) Python Engineer
17 82 (2.51%) Java Engineer
18 75 (2.29%) Senior Software Engineer
19 74 (2.26%) C# .NET Developer
20 73 (2.23%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 507 (15.51%) .NET
2 388 (11.87%) HTML
3 348 (10.65%) CSS
4 255 (7.80%) React
5 228 (6.97%) Node.js
6 201 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 193 (5.90%) REST
8 173 (5.29%) .NET Core
9 139 (4.25%) .NET Framework
10 127 (3.88%) Vue.js
10 127 (3.88%) Web Services
11 122 (3.73%) ASP.NET
12 108 (3.30%) HTML5
13 95 (2.91%) jQuery
13 95 (2.91%) JSON
14 90 (2.75%) RESTful
15 79 (2.42%) Spring
16 73 (2.23%) Django
17 55 (1.68%) XML
18 51 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 468 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (9.18%) Management Information System
3 227 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
4 182 (5.57%) Algorithms
5 157 (4.80%) User Experience
6 105 (3.21%) Data Structures
7 98 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 66 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 57 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (1.68%) Life Science
11 42 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 41 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 41 (1.25%) Robotics
13 34 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
14 33 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
15 31 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 30 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 27 (0.83%) Private Cloud
17 27 (0.83%) Virtual Team
18 22 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 403 (12.33%) Linux
2 331 (10.13%) Windows
3 94 (2.88%) Unix
4 80 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 68 (2.08%) Android
6 52 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 31 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 30 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (0.58%) CentOS
10 17 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
10 17 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.15%) Debian
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,093 (33.44%) Computer Science
2 965 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 753 (23.03%) Software Engineering
4 668 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
5 468 (14.32%) Mathematics
6 370 (11.32%) DevOps
7 367 (11.23%) Test Automation
8 365 (11.17%) Project Management
9 313 (9.57%) Scrum
10 247 (7.56%) OO
11 233 (7.13%) Mentoring
12 226 (6.91%) Analytics
13 223 (6.82%) TDD
14 222 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 211 (6.45%) Machine Learning
16 210 (6.42%) ITIL
17 208 (6.36%) Decision-Making
18 201 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
19 190 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
20 188 (5.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 770 (23.55%) SQL
2 737 (22.55%) JavaScript
3 679 (20.77%) C#
4 547 (16.73%) Java
5 543 (16.61%) Python
6 313 (9.57%) C++
7 199 (6.09%) C
8 94 (2.88%) PHP
9 87 (2.66%) TypeScript
10 67 (2.05%) Bash Shell
10 67 (2.05%) PowerShell
11 62 (1.90%) R
12 48 (1.47%) MATLAB
12 48 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.32%) Perl
14 42 (1.28%) Go
15 39 (1.19%) Objective-C
16 33 (1.01%) VB
17 32 (0.98%) ES6
18 29 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 593 (18.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 247 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 138 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 135 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 131 (4.01%) Numerate Degree
6 109 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 101 (3.09%) CISSP
8 82 (2.51%) PhD
9 77 (2.36%) Master's Degree
10 76 (2.32%) HNC
11 75 (2.29%) ISTQB
12 70 (2.14%) HND
13 66 (2.02%) CCNA
14 65 (1.99%) MCSE
15 62 (1.90%) DV Cleared
16 51 (1.56%) CISM
17 39 (1.19%) ISEB
18 36 (1.10%) MCSA
19 35 (1.07%) CCNP
20 30 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.45%) QA
2 67 (2.05%) SLA
3 60 (1.84%) GDPR
4 55 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 27 (0.83%) NIST
7 17 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
8 15 (0.46%) ISO 13485
8 15 (0.46%) PMO
9 14 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.31%) CDISC
10 10 (0.31%) COBIT
11 9 (0.28%) ISO 26262
12 8 (0.24%) GxP
12 8 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.21%) GAMP
13 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 7 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 215 (6.58%) Docker
2 128 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 118 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.28%) Firmware
6 21 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.58%) vSphere
8 10 (0.31%) Terminal Server
8 10 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.21%) KVM
11 6 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.15%) Xen
13 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.12%) Postfix
14 3 (0.092%) NFS
14 3 (0.092%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.061%) HDFS
15 2 (0.061%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 163 (4.99%) Kubernetes
2 64 (1.96%) Terraform
3 63 (1.93%) Ansible
4 40 (1.22%) Puppet
5 37 (1.13%) SCCM
6 31 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.34%) Grafana
9 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.28%) Nessus
9 9 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.24%) Nagios
10 8 (0.24%) Nmap
11 7 (0.21%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.15%) SELinux
12 5 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 561 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 154 (4.71%) VMware
3 118 (3.61%) Google
4 110 (3.36%) Oracle
5 98 (3.00%) SAP
6 83 (2.54%) Cisco
7 54 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 46 (1.41%) IBM
9 28 (0.86%) Splunk
10 25 (0.76%) Adobe
11 24 (0.73%) Juniper
12 22 (0.67%) Twitter
13 20 (0.61%) Apple
13 20 (0.61%) ServiceNow
14 19 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.58%) TOWER Software
15 18 (0.55%) Citrix
16 17 (0.52%) Cadence
17 16 (0.49%) Atlassian
17 16 (0.49%) EMC