Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,612 9,228 10,819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.80% 11.46% 11.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.90% 44.47% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,180 6,700 8,400
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 6,234 20,750 22,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.40% 25.76% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,517 14,906 17,023
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -6 921 £50,000 +11.11% 273
North of England 0 570 £50,000 +33.33% 194
Midlands -5 337 £48,500 +7.78% 156
South West -4 331 £45,000 - 156
North West -9 284 £51,875 +38.33% 90
East of England -5 254 £50,000 +11.11% 171
West Midlands -5 241 £48,500 +7.78% 104
Yorkshire +28 237 £47,500 +20.25% 68
Scotland -7 139 £45,750 +14.38% 59
East Midlands -6 95 £45,000 -5.26% 48
Wales -8 58 £40,000 +6.67% 49
North East -9 49 £45,000 - 36
Northern Ireland +6 19 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Isle of Man - 5 £52,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 903 (34.57%) Computer Science
2 835 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 693 (26.53%) SQL
4 672 (25.73%) Software Engineering
5 612 (23.43%) C#
6 548 (20.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 546 (20.90%) JavaScript
8 490 (18.76%) Microsoft
9 487 (18.64%) .NET
10 439 (16.81%) Java
11 427 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
12 398 (15.24%) Python
13 393 (15.05%) Finance
13 393 (15.05%) Azure
14 374 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
15 370 (14.17%) SQL Server
16 358 (13.71%) HTML
17 350 (13.40%) Project Management
18 348 (13.32%) Mathematics
19 341 (13.06%) Scrum
20 336 (12.86%) Windows
21 316 (12.10%) CSS
22 304 (11.64%) C++
23 291 (11.14%) Test Automation
24 283 (10.83%) AWS
25 281 (10.76%) Linux
26 269 (10.30%) DevOps
27 260 (9.95%) Git (software)
28 247 (9.46%) ITIL
28 247 (9.46%) Management Information System

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 66 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.49%) IIS
3 46 (1.76%) Apache
4 44 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 44 (1.68%) Confluence
5 30 (1.15%) CMS
6 20 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.46%) nginx
8 11 (0.42%) SAS
9 10 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
9 10 (0.38%) Luigi
9 10 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.27%) JBoss
10 7 (0.27%) WordPress
11 6 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.19%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 147 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.80%) Sketch
6 19 (0.73%) InVision
7 15 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.57%) Simulink
8 10 (0.38%) Figma
9 6 (0.23%) OrCAD
9 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.19%) TargetLink
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.11%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.11%) Fusion 360
12 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.077%) Blender
13 2 (0.077%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.57%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.27%) Magento
6 6 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.23%) Shopify
6 6 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) Maximo
9 3 (0.11%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.11%) SAP WM
10 2 (0.077%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.077%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.038%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 393 (15.05%) Azure
2 283 (10.83%) AWS
3 105 (4.02%) SaaS
4 95 (3.64%) Power Platform
5 88 (3.37%) GCP
6 67 (2.57%) Office 365
7 55 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (1.23%) IaaS
10 31 (1.19%) PaaS
11 28 (1.07%) Serverless
12 25 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (0.77%) GitHub
14 15 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (0.46%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.42%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.42%) Logic Apps
17 11 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.91%) Internet
2 74 (2.83%) Firewall
3 61 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.80%) LAN
5 45 (1.72%) DNS
5 45 (1.72%) Wireless
6 41 (1.57%) WAN
7 37 (1.42%) VPN
8 34 (1.30%) SSL
9 31 (1.19%) HTTP
9 31 (1.19%) SAN
10 28 (1.07%) Network Security
11 24 (0.92%) DHCP
12 23 (0.88%) 4G
12 23 (0.88%) Skype
12 23 (0.88%) VoIP
13 21 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (0.73%) 5G
15 17 (0.65%) H.323
15 17 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 163 (6.24%) Big Data
3 160 (6.13%) NoSQL
4 148 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 89 (3.41%) Power BI
6 80 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (2.99%) MySQL
8 61 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 59 (2.26%) MongoDB
10 56 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 53 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
12 41 (1.57%) Data Lake
13 23 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (0.77%) QlikView
15 18 (0.69%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
18 15 (0.57%) RDBMS
19 14 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 260 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 113 (4.33%) JIRA
3 103 (3.94%) Selenium
4 82 (3.14%) Visual Studio
5 74 (2.83%) Subversion
6 63 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 37 (1.42%) Mercurial
9 28 (1.07%) Eclipse
10 26 (1.00%) SoapUI
11 24 (0.92%) JUnit
11 24 (0.92%) SpecFlow
12 20 (0.77%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.69%) Maven
14 14 (0.54%) WebDriver
15 13 (0.50%) CMake
15 13 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
16 12 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.42%) Gradle
18 10 (0.38%) ERwin
General
1 393 (15.05%) Finance
2 137 (5.25%) Manufacturing
3 116 (4.44%) Electronics
4 112 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 97 (3.71%) Marketing
6 96 (3.68%) Public Sector
7 76 (2.91%) Legal
8 72 (2.76%) Law
9 56 (2.14%) Aerospace
10 45 (1.72%) Banking
10 45 (1.72%) Games
11 40 (1.53%) Retail
12 29 (1.11%) Automotive
12 29 (1.11%) Local Government
13 28 (1.07%) Police
14 24 (0.92%) Advertising
15 21 (0.80%) Billing
16 18 (0.69%) French Language
17 16 (0.61%) Back Office
17 16 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 641 (24.54%) Developer
2 359 (13.74%) Software Engineer
3 242 (9.26%) Analyst
4 153 (5.86%) Architect
5 149 (5.70%) Software Developer
6 141 (5.40%) Junior
7 134 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 128 (4.90%) Graduate
9 111 (4.25%) Senior Developer
10 109 (4.17%) Java Developer
11 102 (3.91%) C# Developer
12 91 (3.48%) Senior Software Engineer
13 89 (3.41%) Consultant
14 82 (3.14%) Junior Developer
15 70 (2.68%) Java Engineer
16 65 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
17 63 (2.41%) Graduate Developer
18 55 (2.11%) Java Software Engineer
19 54 (2.07%) Project Manager
19 54 (2.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (18.64%) .NET
2 358 (13.71%) HTML
3 316 (12.10%) CSS
4 208 (7.96%) AngularJS
5 185 (7.08%) React
6 173 (6.62%) .NET Framework
7 154 (5.90%) .NET Core
8 153 (5.86%) Node.js
8 153 (5.86%) REST
9 138 (5.28%) ASP.NET
10 135 (5.17%) Web Services
11 99 (3.79%) jQuery
12 92 (3.52%) JSON
13 89 (3.41%) XML
14 75 (2.87%) Vue.js
15 70 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 68 (2.60%) Spring
17 62 (2.37%) RESTful
17 62 (2.37%) SOAP
18 61 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 374 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 164 (6.28%) Algorithms
4 140 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (4.10%) User Experience
6 95 (3.64%) Data Structures
7 68 (2.60%) Mobile App
8 58 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 56 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (1.91%) Virtual Team
11 45 (1.72%) Public Cloud
12 43 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
13 38 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
14 29 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
15 28 (1.07%) Driving Licence
16 27 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
16 27 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (1.00%) Internet of Things
18 25 (0.96%) Life Science
19 23 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 336 (12.86%) Windows
2 281 (10.76%) Linux
3 81 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 63 (2.41%) Android
5 56 (2.14%) Unix
6 40 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 32 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.50%) CentOS
12 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
13 9 (0.34%) Solaris
14 8 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 903 (34.57%) Computer Science
2 835 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 672 (25.73%) Software Engineering
4 427 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
5 350 (13.40%) Project Management
6 348 (13.32%) Mathematics
7 341 (13.06%) Scrum
8 291 (11.14%) Test Automation
9 269 (10.30%) DevOps
10 247 (9.46%) ITIL
11 220 (8.42%) OO
12 213 (8.15%) Mentoring
13 206 (7.89%) Microservices
14 193 (7.39%) Analytics
15 190 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
16 186 (7.12%) TDD
17 174 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
18 171 (6.55%) Machine Learning
19 166 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
20 156 (5.97%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 693 (26.53%) SQL
2 612 (23.43%) C#
3 546 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 439 (16.81%) Java
5 398 (15.24%) Python
6 304 (11.64%) C++
7 201 (7.70%) C
8 94 (3.60%) T-SQL
9 78 (2.99%) R
10 69 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 63 (2.41%) PHP
11 63 (2.41%) TypeScript
12 59 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 54 (2.07%) Scala
14 51 (1.95%) Perl
15 49 (1.88%) MATLAB
16 36 (1.38%) Go
17 28 (1.07%) Embedded C
18 18 (0.69%) Kotlin
19 17 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 548 (20.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 228 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 99 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 95 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (3.41%) CISSP
6 86 (3.29%) Master's Degree
7 75 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
9 66 (2.53%) DV Cleared
10 61 (2.34%) CISM
11 47 (1.80%) HNC
12 42 (1.61%) ISTQB
13 40 (1.53%) PhD
14 36 (1.38%) MCSE
15 34 (1.30%) CCNA
16 32 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.23%) MCP
17 29 (1.11%) HND
18 27 (1.03%) CISA
19 26 (1.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (4.98%) QA
2 74 (2.83%) SLA
3 53 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.95%) GDPR
4 51 (1.95%) NIST
5 27 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.77%) PMO
7 19 (0.73%) COBIT
8 18 (0.69%) ISO 26262
9 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.42%) NCSC
11 9 (0.34%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.27%) ISO 13485
13 6 (0.23%) MISRA
13 6 (0.23%) MISRA C
13 6 (0.23%) RMADS
14 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.19%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 191 (7.31%) Docker
2 102 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 84 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (2.03%) Firmware
5 49 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.65%) Terminal Server
7 14 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.38%) vSphere
9 9 (0.34%) HDFS
9 9 (0.34%) KVM
10 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.077%) Ceph
14 2 (0.077%) vCloud
14 2 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.077%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 105 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 34 (1.30%) Ansible
3 25 (0.96%) Terraform
4 23 (0.88%) SCCM
5 19 (0.73%) Puppet
6 16 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
7 15 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.34%) QRadar
10 8 (0.31%) Kibana
11 6 (0.23%) Grafana
12 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.15%) WSUS
14 3 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 3 (0.11%) CSIRT
14 3 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 490 (18.76%) Microsoft
2 115 (4.40%) VMware
3 90 (3.45%) SAP
4 87 (3.33%) Google
5 84 (3.22%) Oracle
6 55 (2.11%) Cisco
7 49 (1.88%) IBM
8 35 (1.34%) Splunk
8 35 (1.34%) Tableau
9 33 (1.26%) HP
10 30 (1.15%) Citrix
10 30 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (0.84%) Red Hat
13 21 (0.80%) Remedy
14 19 (0.73%) Juniper
15 16 (0.61%) BMC
15 16 (0.61%) Nokia
16 15 (0.57%) Adobe
16 15 (0.57%) CheckPoint