Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 10,129 11,666 12,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.11% 11.79% 12.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.75% 47.86% 45.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7,395 9,304 10,289
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 21,668 24,376 27,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.90% 24.63% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15,810 19,051 21,783
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,250 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +1 3,633 £45,000 +5.88% 796
North of England +3 1,762 £44,000 +5.39% 546
Midlands +4 1,498 £40,000 +14.29% 405
East of England -6 1,250 £45,000 - 493
North West +3 1,057 £45,000 +5.88% 329
South West -2 1,035 £40,000 - 356
West Midlands +1 841 £40,000 +14.29% 250
Scotland +3 694 £42,426 +6.07% 190
East Midlands +8 652 £40,500 +15.71% 155
Yorkshire +8 578 £40,000 - 143
Wales -1 208 £36,412 +7.09% 114
North East -12 132 £45,000 +2.54% 74
Northern Ireland -5 100 £32,500 -18.75% 23
Channel Islands -3 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 3,557 (35.12%) Computer Science
2 3,304 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2,201 (21.73%) SQL
4 2,172 (21.44%) Software Engineering
5 2,144 (21.17%) Java
6 2,059 (20.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1,998 (19.73%) C#
8 1,907 (18.83%) Microsoft
9 1,828 (18.05%) JavaScript
10 1,689 (16.67%) Finance
11 1,582 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
12 1,563 (15.43%) Linux
13 1,556 (15.36%) .NET
14 1,396 (13.78%) HTML
15 1,334 (13.17%) Mathematics
16 1,317 (13.00%) SQL Server
17 1,294 (12.78%) Windows
17 1,294 (12.78%) Python
18 1,287 (12.71%) C++
18 1,287 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
19 1,071 (10.57%) CSS
20 1,058 (10.45%) Project Management
21 1,023 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
22 993 (9.80%) Scrum
23 966 (9.54%) C
24 905 (8.93%) Test Automation
25 886 (8.75%) Analytics
26 874 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
27 824 (8.14%) Git (software)
28 773 (7.63%) ITIL

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
1 325 (3.21%) Apache
2 217 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 186 (1.84%) IIS
4 175 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 123 (1.21%) CMS
6 112 (1.11%) SAS
7 104 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 104 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 94 (0.93%) Confluence
9 89 (0.88%) JBoss
10 88 (0.87%) MS Exchange
11 56 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 53 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 53 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 50 (0.49%) nginx
14 47 (0.46%) WordPress
15 40 (0.39%) WebSphere
16 35 (0.35%) Drupal
17 34 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 30 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 429 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 343 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 102 (1.01%) Photoshop
6 84 (0.83%) MS Visio
7 55 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 43 (0.42%) Simulink
9 31 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 30 (0.30%) InVision
11 22 (0.22%) SPSS
12 19 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
13 14 (0.14%) InDesign
14 10 (0.099%) Flinto
15 9 (0.089%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.079%) Pixate
16 8 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
16 8 (0.079%) Weka
17 7 (0.069%) Fireworks
17 7 (0.069%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 81 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 19 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (0.17%) Magento
7 16 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 15 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
9 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.11%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.099%) Shopify
13 9 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
13 9 (0.089%) SAP MDM
14 8 (0.079%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 8 (0.079%) SAP Bank Analyzer
14 8 (0.079%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 1,023 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 874 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
3 229 (2.26%) SaaS
4 210 (2.07%) Office 365
5 209 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 190 (1.88%) GitHub
7 119 (1.17%) PaaS
8 114 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 113 (1.12%) IaaS
10 72 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 47 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
13 43 (0.42%) npm
14 41 (0.40%) Serverless
15 36 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 30 (0.30%) Amazon S3
16 30 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 26 (0.26%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 362 (3.57%) Firewall
2 325 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 316 (3.12%) Internet
4 207 (2.04%) WAN
5 201 (1.98%) LAN
6 192 (1.90%) DNS
7 164 (1.62%) Wireless
8 138 (1.36%) HTTP
9 124 (1.22%) VPN
10 123 (1.21%) DHCP
11 121 (1.19%) Network Security
12 102 (1.01%) RS-485
13 88 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
14 77 (0.76%) MPLS
14 77 (0.76%) SAN
15 74 (0.73%) Modbus
16 73 (0.72%) VoIP
17 70 (0.69%) Ethernet
17 70 (0.69%) OSPF
18 68 (0.67%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,317 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 502 (4.96%) Big Data
3 413 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 383 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 375 (3.70%) MySQL
6 245 (2.42%) Hadoop
7 233 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 226 (2.23%) Power BI
9 216 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 191 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 186 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 181 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 153 (1.51%) Oracle Database
14 123 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 105 (1.04%) Data Mining
16 101 (1.00%) Apache Hive
17 90 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
18 80 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
19 78 (0.77%) GIS
20 74 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 824 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 418 (4.13%) JIRA
3 388 (3.83%) Visual Studio
4 329 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 304 (3.00%) Selenium
6 268 (2.65%) Maven
7 252 (2.49%) Subversion
8 227 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 176 (1.74%) Cucumber
10 124 (1.22%) JUnit
11 116 (1.15%) Eclipse
12 112 (1.11%) Gradle
13 100 (0.99%) NUnit
14 79 (0.78%) TeamCity
15 75 (0.74%) SpecFlow
16 72 (0.71%) Robot Framework
16 72 (0.71%) SoapUI
17 71 (0.70%) Ant
18 63 (0.62%) LabVIEW
19 62 (0.61%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,689 (16.67%) Finance
2 693 (6.84%) Marketing
3 579 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 553 (5.46%) Electronics
5 515 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 507 (5.01%) Retail
7 233 (2.30%) Automotive
8 232 (2.29%) Banking
9 208 (2.05%) Games
10 182 (1.80%) Legal
11 171 (1.69%) Aerospace
12 161 (1.59%) Law
13 109 (1.08%) Military
14 75 (0.74%) Advertising
15 69 (0.68%) Billing
16 60 (0.59%) Investment Banking
17 57 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 56 (0.55%) Local Government
19 54 (0.53%) Publishing
20 51 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,786 (27.51%) Developer
2 1,175 (11.60%) Analyst
3 1,083 (10.69%) Software Engineer
4 924 (9.12%) Graduate
5 758 (7.48%) Software Developer
6 661 (6.53%) Java Developer
7 597 (5.89%) Junior
8 532 (5.25%) .NET Developer
9 530 (5.23%) Architect
10 487 (4.81%) Graduate Developer
11 441 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 417 (4.12%) Senior Developer
13 381 (3.76%) Consultant
14 328 (3.24%) Junior Developer
15 311 (3.07%) Project Manager
16 285 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
17 278 (2.74%) Business Analyst
18 272 (2.69%) Embedded Engineer
19 239 (2.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 216 (2.13%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,556 (15.36%) .NET
2 1,396 (13.78%) HTML
3 1,071 (10.57%) CSS
4 725 (7.16%) Web Services
5 722 (7.13%) AngularJS
6 608 (6.00%) ASP.NET
7 517 (5.10%) Spring
8 457 (4.51%) HTML5
9 431 (4.26%) XML
10 419 (4.14%) jQuery
11 378 (3.73%) RESTful
12 365 (3.60%) Node.js
13 325 (3.21%) .NET Framework
14 313 (3.09%) REST
15 293 (2.89%) React
16 266 (2.63%) JSON
17 245 (2.42%) SOAP
18 215 (2.12%) CSS3
19 209 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
20 201 (1.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,287 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 655 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
3 549 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 526 (5.19%) User Experience
5 398 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 293 (2.89%) Data Centre
7 279 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 206 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
9 181 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 177 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 164 (1.62%) Fintech
12 140 (1.38%) Driving Licence
13 124 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 115 (1.14%) Public Cloud
15 111 (1.10%) Internet of Things
16 101 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 93 (0.92%) Device Driver
18 84 (0.83%) Social Media
19 80 (0.79%) Client/Server
19 80 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1,563 (15.43%) Linux
2 1,294 (12.78%) Windows
3 375 (3.70%) Unix
4 345 (3.41%) Android
5 333 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 315 (3.11%) Windows Server
7 115 (1.14%) Windows 10
8 97 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 95 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 93 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 91 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 69 (0.68%) FreeRTOS
13 67 (0.66%) CentOS
14 57 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
15 44 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 43 (0.42%) Debian
17 39 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 39 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (0.30%) Windows 8
19 28 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,557 (35.12%) Computer Science
2 3,304 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2,172 (21.44%) Software Engineering
4 1,582 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
5 1,334 (13.17%) Mathematics
6 1,058 (10.45%) Project Management
7 993 (9.80%) Scrum
8 905 (8.93%) Test Automation
9 886 (8.75%) Analytics
10 773 (7.63%) ITIL
11 770 (7.60%) OO
12 761 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
13 755 (7.45%) SDLC
14 746 (7.36%) TDD
15 676 (6.67%) MVC
16 663 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
17 633 (6.25%) Mentoring
18 600 (5.92%) DevOps
19 589 (5.81%) Web Development
20 522 (5.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2,201 (21.73%) SQL
2 2,144 (21.17%) Java
3 1,998 (19.73%) C#
4 1,828 (18.05%) JavaScript
5 1,294 (12.78%) Python
6 1,287 (12.71%) C++
7 966 (9.54%) C
8 392 (3.87%) PHP
9 284 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 275 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 222 (2.19%) R
12 209 (2.06%) Ruby
13 196 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 189 (1.87%) Bash Shell
15 153 (1.51%) Perl
16 133 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 125 (1.23%) MATLAB
17 125 (1.23%) PL/SQL
18 120 (1.18%) VB
19 113 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,059 (20.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 469 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 310 (3.06%) CISSP
4 297 (2.93%) Master's Degree
5 296 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 294 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 283 (2.79%) Numerate Degree
8 268 (2.65%) SC Cleared
9 168 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 168 (1.66%) PhD
10 156 (1.54%) HND
11 155 (1.53%) ISEB
11 155 (1.53%) PMI Certification
12 145 (1.43%) MCSE
13 141 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 131 (1.29%) CCNA
15 123 (1.21%) CISM
16 114 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
17 113 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 113 (1.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 624 (6.16%) QA
2 279 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 229 (2.26%) GDPR
4 197 (1.94%) SLA
5 100 (0.99%) PMO
6 75 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 74 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 55 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 43 (0.42%) COBIT
10 37 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 36 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
12 27 (0.27%) ISO 26262
13 26 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.18%) ISO 13485
15 17 (0.17%) GPG13
16 15 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 15 (0.15%) PMBOK
17 14 (0.14%) GAMP
18 11 (0.11%) IFRS
19 10 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 514 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 402 (3.97%) Docker
3 251 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 248 (2.45%) Firmware
5 121 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 63 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (0.39%) HDFS
9 31 (0.31%) XenApp
10 24 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.20%) vSphere
12 16 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.14%) LXC
15 13 (0.13%) Samba
16 12 (0.12%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.11%) Ceph
18 10 (0.099%) GlusterFS
18 10 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 216 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 157 (1.55%) Puppet
3 152 (1.50%) Ansible
4 98 (0.97%) SCCM
5 94 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (0.69%) Terraform
7 60 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
8 33 (0.33%) Consul
9 30 (0.30%) Nagios
9 30 (0.30%) WSUS
10 29 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 28 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (0.22%) Packer
13 21 (0.21%) CSIRT
13 21 (0.21%) Prometheus
14 20 (0.20%) SCOM
15 17 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
15 17 (0.17%) HP ALM
15 17 (0.17%) QRadar
15 17 (0.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,907 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 708 (6.99%) Oracle
3 450 (4.44%) SAP
4 411 (4.06%) VMware
5 265 (2.62%) Cisco
6 232 (2.29%) Tableau
7 218 (2.15%) Google
8 138 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 119 (1.17%) Adobe
10 117 (1.16%) Citrix
11 105 (1.04%) IBM
12 101 (1.00%) HP
13 100 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 96 (0.95%) Red Hat
15 59 (0.58%) Atlassian
15 59 (0.58%) EMC
16 54 (0.53%) Xamarin
17 49 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
18 48 (0.47%) Fortinet
19 44 (0.43%) Splunk