Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 22573 26541 30238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 13.40% 13.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.36% 49.91% 50.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17045 21717 24053
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,338 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43109 53182 59840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.40% 26.85% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33154 42976 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree.

Salary trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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
England -1 21281 £45,000 - 1647
UK excluding London -1 12272 £40,000 - 998
London -2 9949 £55,000 - 728
South East -3 3971 £42,500 - 258
North of England +2 2379 £40,000 - 213
East of England +1 2052 £40,000 -5.88% 195
Midlands -2 1487 £35,000 - 125
South West +1 1481 £40,000 -4.19% 124
North West 0 1402 £40,000 - 129
West Midlands -4 969 £35,000 - 75
Yorkshire -4 797 £40,000 +3.90% 64
Scotland -4 734 £40,000 - 63
East Midlands -2 542 £35,000 -2.78% 50
Wales -2 248 £38,750 +10.71% 14
North East +7 180 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Northern Ireland -15 52 £33,750 -3.57% 7
Channel Islands 0 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man +3 4 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Degree.

1 8562 (37.93%) Computer Science
2 6525 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5941 (26.32%) Finance
4 5523 (24.47%) SQL
5 4936 (21.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 4867 (21.56%) Java
7 4354 (19.29%) C#
8 4260 (18.87%) JavaScript
9 3908 (17.31%) Microsoft
10 3869 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 3704 (16.41%) .NET
12 3538 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
13 3509 (15.55%) HTML
14 3269 (14.48%) SQL Server
15 3058 (13.55%) Windows
16 3051 (13.52%) Linux
17 2986 (13.23%) CSS
18 2749 (12.18%) Mathematics
19 2662 (11.79%) Python
20 2656 (11.77%) C++
21 2553 (11.31%) Project Management
22 2259 (10.01%) Scrum
23 2133 (9.45%) OO
24 2065 (9.15%) Oracle
25 1985 (8.79%) Banking
26 1879 (8.32%) SDLC
27 1866 (8.27%) Analytics
28 1824 (8.08%) MVC
29 1803 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
30 1746 (7.73%) Retail

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 638 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 435 (1.93%) Apache Spark
3 366 (1.62%) SAS
4 356 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 345 (1.53%) Apache
6 332 (1.47%) IIS
7 322 (1.43%) CMS
8 314 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 236 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 233 (1.03%) Confluence
11 170 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 168 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 165 (0.73%) JBoss
14 142 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 138 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 103 (0.46%) WordPress
17 97 (0.43%) nginx
18 96 (0.43%) WebLogic
19 93 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
20 86 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1230 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1033 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 485 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 245 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 201 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 145 (0.64%) SPSS
7 127 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 112 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 98 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 82 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 43 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
12 36 (0.16%) InVision
12 36 (0.16%) Simulink
13 26 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 23 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
15 15 (0.066%) Acrobat
15 15 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
15 15 (0.066%) InDesign
16 12 (0.053%) PaintShop Pro
16 12 (0.053%) Stata
Business Applications
1 221 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 52 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 51 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 49 (0.22%) Magento
7 47 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 47 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 45 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 42 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 42 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 40 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 37 (0.16%) Eloqua
11 37 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 36 (0.16%) SAP SCM
13 34 (0.15%) SAP CO
14 32 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
15 30 (0.13%) SAP BPC
15 30 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
15 30 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1323 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1006 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 714 (3.16%) SaaS
4 473 (2.10%) Office 365
5 295 (1.31%) GitHub
6 230 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 197 (0.87%) PaaS
8 152 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 150 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 116 (0.51%) IaaS
11 115 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 73 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 55 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
14 49 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
15 47 (0.21%) Google Play
16 44 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
17 40 (0.18%) OpenShift
18 38 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 35 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
20 34 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 852 (3.77%) Firewall
2 566 (2.51%) Internet
3 472 (2.09%) DNS
4 466 (2.06%) WAN
5 460 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 457 (2.02%) LAN
7 429 (1.90%) VPN
8 400 (1.77%) Wireless
9 331 (1.47%) DHCP
10 303 (1.34%) HTTP
11 289 (1.28%) Network Security
12 246 (1.09%) SAN
13 189 (0.84%) Ethernet
14 172 (0.76%) VoIP
15 167 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
16 163 (0.72%) MPLS
17 154 (0.68%) BGP
18 147 (0.65%) OSPF
19 139 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
19 139 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3269 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 1156 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 1081 (4.79%) MySQL
4 947 (4.20%) Big Data
5 797 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 582 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 577 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 554 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 524 (2.32%) Hadoop
9 524 (2.32%) MongoDB
10 426 (1.89%) Oracle Database
11 409 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 291 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
13 287 (1.27%) QlikView
14 282 (1.25%) Power BI
15 268 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 254 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 244 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 232 (1.03%) Data Mining
19 204 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1474 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 905 (4.01%) JIRA
3 730 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 729 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 692 (3.07%) Selenium
6 661 (2.93%) Subversion
7 449 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 381 (1.69%) JUnit
9 349 (1.55%) Maven
10 277 (1.23%) NUnit
11 253 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 252 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 230 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 177 (0.78%) Jasmine
15 164 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 155 (0.69%) WebDriver
17 142 (0.63%) Mercurial
17 142 (0.63%) TestNG
18 139 (0.62%) gulp
19 137 (0.61%) Protractor
General
1 5941 (26.32%) Finance
2 1985 (8.79%) Banking
3 1746 (7.73%) Retail
4 1698 (7.52%) Marketing
5 1162 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 1108 (4.91%) Investment Banking
7 886 (3.93%) Electronics
8 757 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 754 (3.34%) Retail Banking
10 688 (3.05%) Legal
11 613 (2.72%) Games
12 433 (1.92%) Advertising
13 408 (1.81%) Front Office
14 387 (1.71%) Automotive
15 281 (1.24%) Financial Institution
16 231 (1.02%) Publishing
17 226 (1.00%) Law
18 210 (0.93%) Aerospace
19 168 (0.74%) Back Office
20 139 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7011 (31.06%) Developer
2 3297 (14.61%) Analyst
3 1784 (7.90%) Graduate
4 1699 (7.53%) Software Engineer
5 1586 (7.03%) Consultant
6 1509 (6.68%) Java Developer
7 1413 (6.26%) Junior
8 1409 (6.24%) Software Developer
9 1332 (5.90%) C# Developer
10 1320 (5.85%) .NET Developer
11 1044 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 1010 (4.47%) Business Analyst
13 989 (4.38%) Architect
14 861 (3.81%) Graduate Developer
15 831 (3.68%) Junior Developer
16 745 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
17 596 (2.64%) Project Manager
18 549 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
19 495 (2.19%) C++ Software Engineer
20 442 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3704 (16.41%) .NET
2 3509 (15.55%) HTML
3 2986 (13.23%) CSS
4 1738 (7.70%) ASP.NET
5 1684 (7.46%) AngularJS
6 1656 (7.34%) Web Services
7 1422 (6.30%) jQuery
8 1272 (5.64%) XML
9 1229 (5.44%) HTML5
10 945 (4.19%) Spring
11 870 (3.85%) REST
12 818 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 762 (3.38%) .NET Framework
14 689 (3.05%) Node.js
15 646 (2.86%) React
16 624 (2.76%) CSS3
17 617 (2.73%) WCF
18 613 (2.72%) RESTful
19 513 (2.27%) JSON
20 508 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8562 (37.93%) Computer Science
2 3538 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1541 (6.83%) Management Information System
4 1199 (5.31%) User Experience
5 895 (3.96%) Algorithms
6 557 (2.47%) Fintech
7 536 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 484 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 478 (2.12%) Data Centre
10 404 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 356 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 342 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 311 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 292 (1.29%) Derivative
15 268 (1.19%) Social Media
16 247 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 213 (0.94%) Fixed Income
18 206 (0.91%) Driving Licence
19 203 (0.90%) Equities
20 188 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3058 (13.55%) Windows
2 3051 (13.52%) Linux
3 1106 (4.90%) Unix
4 803 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 719 (3.19%) Android
6 556 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 393 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 369 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 341 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 239 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 158 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 141 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 126 (0.56%) CentOS
14 122 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 114 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 112 (0.50%) Solaris
17 103 (0.46%) Mac OS
18 94 (0.42%) Mac OS X
19 84 (0.37%) Ubuntu
20 83 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6525 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 3869 (17.14%) Software Engineering
3 2749 (12.18%) Mathematics
4 2553 (11.31%) Project Management
5 2259 (10.01%) Scrum
6 2133 (9.45%) OO
7 1879 (8.32%) SDLC
8 1866 (8.27%) Analytics
9 1824 (8.08%) MVC
10 1803 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
11 1745 (7.73%) TDD
12 1701 (7.54%) Test Automation
13 1478 (6.55%) ITIL
14 1346 (5.96%) Mentoring
15 1285 (5.69%) Web Development
16 1175 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
17 1129 (5.00%) Asset Management
18 1051 (4.66%) DevOps
19 979 (4.34%) Information Security
20 936 (4.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5523 (24.47%) SQL
2 4867 (21.56%) Java
3 4354 (19.29%) C#
4 4260 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 2662 (11.79%) Python
6 2656 (11.77%) C++
7 1700 (7.53%) C
8 986 (4.37%) PHP
9 725 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 710 (3.15%) R
11 610 (2.70%) Perl
12 514 (2.28%) Ruby
13 468 (2.07%) PowerShell
14 401 (1.78%) Scala
15 377 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 362 (1.60%) VBA
17 350 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 346 (1.53%) VB
19 328 (1.45%) VB.NET
20 323 (1.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4936 (21.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 942 (4.17%) Master's Degree
3 825 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 758 (3.36%) Numerate Degree
5 719 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 593 (2.63%) PhD
7 529 (2.34%) CISSP
8 480 (2.13%) ISEB
9 474 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 458 (2.03%) SC Cleared
11 411 (1.82%) CISM
12 377 (1.67%) ISTQB
13 345 (1.53%) PMI Certification
14 317 (1.40%) CISA
15 271 (1.20%) CCNA
16 255 (1.13%) MCSE
17 251 (1.11%) HND
18 250 (1.11%) PMP
19 240 (1.06%) DV Cleared
20 214 (0.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1438 (6.37%) QA
2 390 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 362 (1.60%) SLA
4 318 (1.41%) PMO
5 251 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 164 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 100 (0.44%) GDPR
8 91 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 85 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 82 (0.36%) MiFID
11 73 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 70 (0.31%) COBIT
13 59 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 31 (0.14%) MISRA
15 30 (0.13%) Def Stans
16 24 (0.11%) IEC 61508
17 22 (0.097%) DO-254
18 21 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 20 (0.089%) HL7
19 20 (0.089%) P3O
System Software
1 861 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 586 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 472 (2.09%) Docker
4 315 (1.40%) Firmware
5 219 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 182 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 90 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (0.39%) XenApp
9 75 (0.33%) vSphere
10 56 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 37 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 31 (0.14%) HDFS
13 30 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 30 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 28 (0.12%) Snort
15 27 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 24 (0.11%) KVM
17 22 (0.097%) LXC
18 19 (0.084%) Terminal Server
19 18 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 394 (1.75%) Puppet
2 324 (1.44%) Ansible
3 280 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 232 (1.03%) SCCM
5 139 (0.62%) Kubernetes
6 84 (0.37%) Nagios
7 72 (0.32%) SCOM
8 65 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 60 (0.27%) Nessus
10 56 (0.25%) Mesos
11 55 (0.24%) Terraform
12 50 (0.22%) logstash
13 43 (0.19%) Graphite
14 40 (0.18%) Opsview
15 38 (0.17%) ZABBIX
16 36 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 36 (0.16%) Kibana
17 32 (0.14%) AirWatch
18 30 (0.13%) CSIRT
19 28 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3908 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 2065 (9.15%) Oracle
3 954 (4.23%) SAP
4 852 (3.77%) VMware
5 641 (2.84%) Cisco
6 509 (2.25%) Google
7 449 (1.99%) Tableau
8 364 (1.61%) Adobe
9 349 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 323 (1.43%) Citrix
11 297 (1.32%) IBM
12 271 (1.20%) HP
13 235 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 153 (0.68%) Splunk
15 150 (0.66%) Cognizant
15 150 (0.66%) Juniper
16 131 (0.58%) Sitecore
17 128 (0.57%) ServiceNow
18 126 (0.56%) NetApp
19 116 (0.51%) EMC