Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 10,767 12,422 13,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.84% 12.36% 12.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.21% 48.60% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8,035 10,018 11,374
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22,809 25,562 30,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.09% 25.44% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 16,804 20,159 24,143
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,875 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -1 3,813 £45,000 +5.88% 776
North of England -8 1,873 £42,500 +6.25% 560
Midlands +2 1,562 £40,000 +14.29% 456
East of England -4 1,433 £42,500 -5.56% 535
South West -3 1,168 £40,000 - 358
North West -1 1,123 £42,500 +1.19% 301
West Midlands +4 953 £40,000 +14.29% 290
Scotland +2 694 £41,500 +3.75% 188
Yorkshire 0 619 £40,000 - 187
East Midlands +3 598 £40,250 +15.00% 165
Wales +5 233 £37,500 +7.14% 92
North East -14 135 £47,541 +12.52% 72
Northern Ireland -10 62 £32,500 -10.34% 37
Channel Islands -7 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man +9 1 £55,000 +120.00%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 3,755 (34.88%) Computer Science
2 3,404 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2,396 (22.25%) SQL
4 2,305 (21.41%) Java
5 2,183 (20.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2,170 (20.15%) Software Engineering
7 2,129 (19.77%) C#
8 2,014 (18.71%) JavaScript
9 1,969 (18.29%) Microsoft
10 1,804 (16.75%) Finance
11 1,699 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
12 1,648 (15.31%) .NET
13 1,579 (14.67%) Linux
14 1,555 (14.44%) HTML
15 1,463 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
16 1,461 (13.57%) SQL Server
17 1,405 (13.05%) Windows
18 1,386 (12.87%) Mathematics
19 1,377 (12.79%) C++
20 1,320 (12.26%) Python
21 1,165 (10.82%) CSS
22 1,118 (10.38%) Project Management
23 1,040 (9.66%) Scrum
24 1,011 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
25 996 (9.25%) C
26 922 (8.56%) Test Automation
27 904 (8.40%) ITIL
28 896 (8.32%) Analytics
29 882 (8.19%) OO
30 879 (8.16%) Amazon AWS

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
1 284 (2.64%) Apache
2 204 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 195 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 182 (1.69%) IIS
5 149 (1.38%) CMS
6 129 (1.20%) SAS
7 122 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 105 (0.98%) JBoss
9 99 (0.92%) Confluence
10 98 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 98 (0.91%) MS Exchange
11 58 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 57 (0.53%) WordPress
13 54 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 41 (0.38%) nginx
15 39 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 37 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
17 36 (0.33%) Drupal
18 35 (0.33%) Skype for Business
19 32 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 518 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 433 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 186 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 115 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 101 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 82 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 67 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (0.48%) Simulink
9 36 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 29 (0.27%) SPSS
11 21 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
12 18 (0.17%) InDesign
13 16 (0.15%) InVision
14 9 (0.084%) RoboHelp
14 9 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
15 8 (0.074%) Stateflow
16 7 (0.065%) Autodesk Inventor
16 7 (0.065%) Weka
17 5 (0.046%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.046%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 88 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 27 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 14 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.12%) Magento
10 12 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 10 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.093%) SAP BPC
13 9 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.084%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.084%) SAP GRC
13 9 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,011 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 879 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 273 (2.54%) SaaS
4 262 (2.43%) Office 365
5 181 (1.68%) GitHub
6 180 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 170 (1.58%) PaaS
8 150 (1.39%) IaaS
9 108 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 66 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (0.59%) Google Analytics
12 57 (0.53%) Serverless
13 43 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 41 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (0.35%) npm
16 34 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
18 27 (0.25%) Amazon S3
19 23 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
20 21 (0.20%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 445 (4.13%) Firewall
2 351 (3.26%) Internet
2 351 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 253 (2.35%) WAN
4 244 (2.27%) LAN
5 209 (1.94%) DNS
6 184 (1.71%) Wireless
7 170 (1.58%) HTTP
8 168 (1.56%) Network Security
9 130 (1.21%) VPN
10 123 (1.14%) DHCP
11 108 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
12 97 (0.90%) Ethernet
13 89 (0.83%) SAN
14 84 (0.78%) MPLS
15 79 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
15 79 (0.73%) SSL
16 77 (0.72%) OSPF
17 76 (0.71%) VoIP
18 67 (0.62%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,461 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 525 (4.88%) Big Data
3 465 (4.32%) MySQL
4 450 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 418 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 249 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 232 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 232 (2.15%) Power BI
8 217 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 212 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 208 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 187 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 172 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 135 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 113 (1.05%) Data Mining
15 110 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
16 99 (0.92%) GIS
17 95 (0.88%) Apache Hive
18 94 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
19 93 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 849 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 448 (4.16%) JIRA
3 385 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 345 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 333 (3.09%) Subversion
6 319 (2.96%) Selenium
7 268 (2.49%) Maven
8 233 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 182 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 172 (1.60%) JUnit
11 129 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 98 (0.91%) Gradle
13 90 (0.84%) NUnit
14 81 (0.75%) LabVIEW
15 75 (0.70%) SoapUI
16 70 (0.65%) TeamCity
17 67 (0.62%) Ant
18 66 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 64 (0.59%) JMeter
20 63 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,804 (16.75%) Finance
2 752 (6.98%) Marketing
3 603 (5.60%) Electronics
4 574 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 554 (5.15%) Retail
6 527 (4.89%) Manufacturing
7 277 (2.57%) Games
8 261 (2.42%) Automotive
9 228 (2.12%) Banking
10 195 (1.81%) Law
11 172 (1.60%) Legal
12 159 (1.48%) Aerospace
13 135 (1.25%) Military
14 91 (0.85%) Advertising
15 87 (0.81%) Billing
15 87 (0.81%) French Language
16 80 (0.74%) German Language
17 61 (0.57%) Publishing
18 59 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 54 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,952 (27.42%) Developer
2 1,348 (12.52%) Analyst
3 1,058 (9.83%) Graduate
4 1,035 (9.61%) Software Engineer
5 767 (7.12%) Software Developer
6 664 (6.17%) Java Developer
7 640 (5.94%) Junior
8 564 (5.24%) .NET Developer
9 534 (4.96%) Architect
10 530 (4.92%) Graduate Developer
11 479 (4.45%) Consultant
12 459 (4.26%) C# Developer
13 437 (4.06%) Senior Developer
14 336 (3.12%) Business Analyst
15 327 (3.04%) Junior Developer
16 311 (2.89%) Project Manager
17 306 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
18 270 (2.51%) Embedded Engineer
19 218 (2.02%) C# Software Developer
20 213 (1.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,648 (15.31%) .NET
2 1,555 (14.44%) HTML
3 1,165 (10.82%) CSS
4 822 (7.63%) Web Services
5 765 (7.11%) AngularJS
6 688 (6.39%) ASP.NET
7 500 (4.64%) jQuery
8 497 (4.62%) HTML5
9 492 (4.57%) XML
10 489 (4.54%) Spring
11 389 (3.61%) RESTful
12 338 (3.14%) Node.js
13 335 (3.11%) .NET Framework
14 299 (2.78%) REST
15 291 (2.70%) JSON
16 273 (2.54%) React
17 252 (2.34%) CSS3
18 251 (2.33%) SOAP
19 243 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
20 224 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3,755 (34.88%) Computer Science
2 1,463 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
3 724 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
4 612 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 531 (4.93%) User Experience
6 396 (3.68%) Algorithms
7 327 (3.04%) Data Centre
8 283 (2.63%) Mobile App
9 228 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
10 209 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 206 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
12 189 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
13 161 (1.50%) Fintech
14 131 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 114 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 111 (1.03%) Robotics
17 103 (0.96%) Social Media
18 97 (0.90%) Device Driver
19 96 (0.89%) NHS
20 94 (0.87%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,579 (14.67%) Linux
2 1,405 (13.05%) Windows
3 407 (3.78%) Unix
4 365 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 300 (2.79%) Android
6 296 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 125 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 125 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 113 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 102 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (0.64%) CentOS
11 69 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
12 54 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 49 (0.46%) Debian
14 48 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 45 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
17 39 (0.36%) Windows 8
18 34 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,404 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2,170 (20.15%) Software Engineering
3 1,699 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
4 1,386 (12.87%) Mathematics
5 1,118 (10.38%) Project Management
6 1,040 (9.66%) Scrum
7 922 (8.56%) Test Automation
8 904 (8.40%) ITIL
9 896 (8.32%) Analytics
10 882 (8.19%) OO
11 819 (7.61%) SDLC
12 788 (7.32%) TDD
13 777 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
14 738 (6.85%) MVC
15 674 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
16 659 (6.12%) Mentoring
17 638 (5.93%) DevOps
18 598 (5.55%) Continuous Improvement
19 585 (5.43%) Web Development
20 544 (5.05%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 2,396 (22.25%) SQL
2 2,305 (21.41%) Java
3 2,129 (19.77%) C#
4 2,014 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 1,377 (12.79%) C++
6 1,320 (12.26%) Python
7 996 (9.25%) C
8 439 (4.08%) PHP
9 323 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 285 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 217 (2.02%) R
12 198 (1.84%) Ruby
13 184 (1.71%) Perl
14 182 (1.69%) TypeScript
15 181 (1.68%) Bash Shell
16 168 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 140 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 125 (1.16%) PL/SQL
19 120 (1.11%) VB
20 116 (1.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,183 (20.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 592 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 333 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
4 331 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 320 (2.97%) CISSP
6 318 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 301 (2.80%) Master's Degree
8 276 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 188 (1.75%) PhD
10 181 (1.68%) MCSE
11 178 (1.65%) ISEB
11 178 (1.65%) PMI Certification
12 177 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 168 (1.56%) CCNA
14 167 (1.55%) ISTQB
15 144 (1.34%) HND
16 143 (1.33%) CISM
17 126 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
18 115 (1.07%) HNC
19 114 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 665 (6.18%) QA
2 348 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 242 (2.25%) SLA
4 206 (1.91%) GDPR
5 113 (1.05%) PMO
6 87 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 63 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 61 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 59 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 40 (0.37%) ISO 26262
11 39 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 26 (0.24%) COBIT
12 26 (0.24%) MISRA
13 22 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 20 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 18 (0.17%) GPG13
16 16 (0.15%) ISO 13485
17 15 (0.14%) PMBOK
18 14 (0.13%) MISRA C
19 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 516 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 411 (3.82%) Docker
3 288 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 209 (1.94%) Firmware
5 141 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 84 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (0.46%) XenApp
8 41 (0.38%) vSphere
9 40 (0.37%) HDFS
9 40 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.20%) Ceph
12 17 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 15 (0.14%) GlusterFS
13 15 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 14 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (0.12%) LXC
16 12 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 202 (1.88%) Kubernetes
2 190 (1.76%) Puppet
3 185 (1.72%) Ansible
4 106 (0.98%) SCCM
5 99 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (0.55%) Terraform
7 46 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
8 32 (0.30%) Nagios
9 25 (0.23%) Kibana
9 25 (0.23%) SCOM
10 24 (0.22%) WSUS
11 21 (0.20%) Packer
12 19 (0.18%) Consul
12 19 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (0.18%) QRadar
12 19 (0.18%) SCOrch
12 19 (0.18%) vCenter Server
13 17 (0.16%) CSIRT
13 17 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,969 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 787 (7.31%) Oracle
3 476 (4.42%) SAP
4 466 (4.33%) VMware
5 296 (2.75%) Cisco
6 282 (2.62%) Google
7 229 (2.13%) Tableau
8 170 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 155 (1.44%) Citrix
10 121 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 118 (1.10%) Adobe
12 112 (1.04%) CheckPoint
13 111 (1.03%) IBM
14 98 (0.91%) Xamarin
15 93 (0.86%) HP
16 68 (0.63%) Atlassian
16 68 (0.63%) EMC
17 63 (0.59%) Juniper
18 57 (0.53%) NetApp
18 57 (0.53%) Splunk