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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Degree
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 10798 14802 14353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.63% 14.15% 13.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.99% 51.09% 48.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8325 11674 11167
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median 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 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 10120 £45,000 - 1646
London -2 4524 £55,000 - 685
South East 0 1979 £42,250 +0.59% 255
East of England 0 1001 £42,500 - 190
North West -4 706 £37,500 - 135
City of London -3 685 £60,000 +9.09% 166
South West -2 657 £40,000 - 133
Manchester -1 519 £37,500 -6.25% 85
West Midlands -2 480 £32,500 -13.33% 89
Berkshire -2 461 £40,000 -20.00% 52
Cambridgeshire +1 450 £42,500 +1.19% 116
Hampshire +2 415 £40,000 +8.84% 55
Yorkshire -7 415 £39,000 +4.00% 81
Cambridge +2 407 £42,500 - 99
Surrey -5 338 £46,000 +15.00% 67
Scotland -5 337 £44,500 +11.25% 54
East Midlands -3 285 £42,500 +13.33% 50
Oxfordshire +2 279 £40,000 -8.04% 33
West Yorkshire -13 263 £37,500 -6.25% 52
Bristol -5 262 £40,000 -3.61% 53
Hertfordshire -11 245 £40,000 -11.11% 41
Reading +2 219 £42,500 -12.37% 19
Essex +11 199 £47,500 - 20
Birmingham +4 198 £32,500 -7.14% 30
Buckinghamshire -3 195 £37,500 -16.66% 14
Leeds -9 194 £37,500 -11.76% 42
Edinburgh -2 176 £42,500 -5.55% 30
West Sussex +5 168 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Wales -2 147 £37,612 +7.46% 22
Milton Keynes -3 123 £37,250 -21.57% 4

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7825 (36.09%) Computer Science
2 5931 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
3 5219 (24.07%) SQL
4 5210 (24.03%) Finance
5 4557 (21.02%) Java
6 4113 (18.97%) JavaScript
7 4010 (18.49%) C#
8 3626 (16.72%) HTML
9 3580 (16.51%) .NET
10 3519 (16.23%) Microsoft
11 3516 (16.21%) Software Engineering
12 3084 (14.22%) CSS
13 2975 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
14 2961 (13.66%) SQL Server
15 2862 (13.20%) Mathematics
16 2780 (12.82%) Linux
17 2694 (12.42%) Windows
18 2530 (11.67%) Python
19 2426 (11.19%) Project Management
20 2408 (11.10%) C++
21 2342 (10.80%) MS Excel
22 1943 (8.96%) Oracle
23 1888 (8.71%) Scrum
24 1870 (8.62%) OO
25 1783 (8.22%) ASP.NET
26 1749 (8.07%) Analytics
27 1720 (7.93%) MVC
28 1638 (7.55%) ITIL
29 1607 (7.41%) C
30 1601 (7.38%) SDLC

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
1 532 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 436 (2.01%) Apache Spark
3 403 (1.86%) SAS
4 377 (1.74%) Apache
5 360 (1.66%) IIS
6 314 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 295 (1.36%) CMS
8 289 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 282 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 219 (1.01%) JBoss
11 182 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 176 (0.81%) Confluence
13 165 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 117 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 117 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 116 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 111 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 100 (0.46%) Skype for Business
17 100 (0.46%) WordPress
18 95 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2342 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 1000 (4.61%) MS Office
3 451 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 247 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 226 (1.04%) MS Project
6 210 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 143 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 133 (0.61%) SPSS
9 100 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 85 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
11 41 (0.19%) InDesign
12 39 (0.18%) InVision
13 37 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
14 32 (0.15%) Camtasia
15 31 (0.14%) Snagit
16 25 (0.12%) Acrobat
16 25 (0.12%) Stata
17 22 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
18 20 (0.092%) Simulink
19 16 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 156 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (0.46%) Magento
3 82 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 72 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 68 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 45 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 44 (0.20%) SAP MM
8 36 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 35 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
10 33 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 32 (0.15%) SAP SD
12 31 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
12 31 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 30 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 29 (0.13%) NetSuite
15 28 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 25 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
17 24 (0.11%) SAP ERP
17 24 (0.11%) SAP SCM
18 23 (0.11%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1034 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 754 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 726 (3.35%) SaaS
4 333 (1.54%) Office 365
5 262 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 248 (1.14%) PaaS
7 203 (0.94%) GitHub
8 169 (0.78%) IaaS
9 161 (0.74%) Google Analytics
10 159 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 140 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 64 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 51 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
14 40 (0.18%) AdWords
15 37 (0.17%) Force.com
15 37 (0.17%) Google Play
16 35 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 32 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (0.15%) Yammer
18 28 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 953 (4.39%) Firewall
2 606 (2.79%) Internet
3 490 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 464 (2.14%) Wireless
5 434 (2.00%) WAN
6 432 (1.99%) DNS
7 429 (1.98%) LAN
8 398 (1.84%) VPN
9 369 (1.70%) HTTP
10 350 (1.61%) Network Security
11 255 (1.18%) DHCP
12 227 (1.05%) SAN
13 189 (0.87%) OSPF
14 181 (0.83%) VoIP
15 177 (0.82%) MPLS
16 159 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
17 155 (0.71%) BGP
18 152 (0.70%) Ethernet
19 142 (0.65%) SSL
20 139 (0.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2961 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 1105 (5.10%) MySQL
3 1092 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 1046 (4.82%) Big Data
5 768 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 566 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 529 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 513 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 505 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 446 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 424 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 327 (1.51%) Oracle Database
13 280 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 263 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
15 258 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 234 (1.08%) QlikView
17 217 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 212 (0.98%) Data Mining
19 207 (0.95%) Apache Hive
20 191 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1382 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 755 (3.48%) JIRA
3 682 (3.15%) Visual Studio
4 635 (2.93%) Subversion
5 608 (2.80%) Selenium
6 577 (2.66%) Jenkins
7 416 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 320 (1.48%) Maven
9 304 (1.40%) JUnit
10 237 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 232 (1.07%) Cucumber
12 215 (0.99%) NUnit
13 196 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 163 (0.75%) Jasmine
15 155 (0.71%) Gradle
16 148 (0.68%) Grunt
17 122 (0.56%) Ant
18 117 (0.54%) Mercurial
19 108 (0.50%) Moq
20 104 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5210 (24.03%) Finance
2 1566 (7.22%) Banking
3 1500 (6.92%) Marketing
4 1141 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 935 (4.31%) Retail
6 595 (2.74%) Electronics
7 590 (2.72%) Games
8 570 (2.63%) Legal
9 559 (2.58%) Manufacturing
10 494 (2.28%) Advertising
11 389 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 352 (1.62%) Front Office
13 300 (1.38%) Automotive
14 274 (1.26%) Law
15 241 (1.11%) Publishing
16 235 (1.08%) Financial Institution
17 201 (0.93%) French Language
18 191 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
19 185 (0.85%) Military
20 178 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6858 (31.63%) Developer
2 2996 (13.82%) Analyst
3 1626 (7.50%) Java Developer
4 1544 (7.12%) Graduate
5 1423 (6.56%) C# Developer
6 1401 (6.46%) Consultant
7 1348 (6.22%) Junior
8 1333 (6.15%) .NET Developer
9 1264 (5.83%) Software Engineer
10 1093 (5.04%) Software Developer
11 1051 (4.85%) Architect
12 913 (4.21%) Senior Developer
13 888 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 799 (3.68%) Business Analyst
15 780 (3.60%) Junior Developer
16 725 (3.34%) Project Manager
17 684 (3.15%) Graduate Developer
18 567 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 521 (2.40%) Web Developer
20 482 (2.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3626 (16.72%) HTML
2 3580 (16.51%) .NET
3 3084 (14.22%) CSS
4 1783 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 1499 (6.91%) AngularJS
6 1497 (6.90%) jQuery
7 1479 (6.82%) Web Services
8 1305 (6.02%) HTML5
9 1172 (5.40%) XML
10 849 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 826 (3.81%) Spring
12 779 (3.59%) REST
13 770 (3.55%) CSS3
14 742 (3.42%) Node.js
15 698 (3.22%) .NET Framework
16 547 (2.52%) WCF
17 538 (2.48%) React
18 506 (2.33%) JSON
19 457 (2.11%) RESTful
20 456 (2.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7825 (36.09%) Computer Science
2 2975 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1150 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 1013 (4.67%) User Experience
5 772 (3.56%) Algorithms
6 670 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 540 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 527 (2.43%) Fintech
9 526 (2.43%) Mobile App
10 368 (1.70%) Data Structures
11 315 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 305 (1.41%) Derivative
13 290 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 277 (1.28%) Social Media
15 249 (1.15%) iPad
16 220 (1.01%) Equities
17 217 (1.00%) Client/Server
18 207 (0.95%) Virtual Team
19 203 (0.94%) Fixed Income
20 171 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2780 (12.82%) Linux
2 2694 (12.42%) Windows
3 1106 (5.10%) Unix
4 733 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 596 (2.75%) Android
6 436 (2.01%) Apple iOS
7 353 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 342 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 316 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 169 (0.78%) Windows 10
11 139 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 132 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 126 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 123 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 122 (0.56%) CentOS
16 116 (0.53%) Solaris
17 106 (0.49%) Windows XP
18 80 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
18 80 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 62 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5931 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3516 (16.21%) Software Engineering
3 2862 (13.20%) Mathematics
4 2426 (11.19%) Project Management
5 1888 (8.71%) Scrum
6 1870 (8.62%) OO
7 1749 (8.07%) Analytics
8 1720 (7.93%) MVC
9 1638 (7.55%) ITIL
10 1601 (7.38%) SDLC
11 1579 (7.28%) TDD
12 1289 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
13 1278 (5.89%) Web Development
14 1167 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 1013 (4.67%) Information Security
16 989 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
17 971 (4.48%) PRINCE2
18 961 (4.43%) E-Commerce
19 934 (4.31%) CRM
20 921 (4.25%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 5219 (24.07%) SQL
2 4557 (21.02%) Java
3 4113 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 4010 (18.49%) C#
5 2530 (11.67%) Python
6 2408 (11.10%) C++
7 1607 (7.41%) C
8 1230 (5.67%) PHP
9 699 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 637 (2.94%) Perl
11 629 (2.90%) R
12 559 (2.58%) Ruby
13 476 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 365 (1.68%) Scala
15 363 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 338 (1.56%) MATLAB
17 326 (1.50%) VB.NET
18 325 (1.50%) Bash Shell
19 311 (1.43%) VBA
20 310 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 806 (3.72%) Security Cleared
2 638 (2.94%) PhD
3 629 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 601 (2.77%) CISSP
5 600 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 424 (1.96%) CISM
7 418 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 388 (1.79%) ISEB
9 337 (1.55%) CISA
10 326 (1.50%) PMI Certification
11 311 (1.43%) CCNA
11 311 (1.43%) CCNP
12 303 (1.40%) MCSE
13 287 (1.32%) ISTQB
14 281 (1.30%) PMP
15 248 (1.14%) DV Cleared
16 232 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
17 229 (1.06%) HND
18 190 (0.88%) MCP
19 170 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1269 (5.85%) QA
2 395 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 345 (1.59%) SLA
4 300 (1.38%) PMO
5 271 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 230 (1.06%) Data Quality
7 84 (0.39%) COBIT
8 76 (0.35%) MiFID
9 58 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 51 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 34 (0.16%) ISO27002
12 31 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 31 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 30 (0.14%) EMIR
14 28 (0.13%) P3O
15 27 (0.12%) GDPR
16 21 (0.097%) ISO22301
17 20 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
18 17 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 17 (0.078%) MISRA
System Software
1 823 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 635 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (1.41%) Docker
4 295 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 231 (1.07%) Firmware
6 126 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 100 (0.46%) vSphere
8 76 (0.35%) VMware ESX
9 71 (0.33%) XenApp
10 60 (0.28%) HDFS
11 48 (0.22%) Snort
12 44 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 37 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 35 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 35 (0.16%) XenDesktop
15 32 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 31 (0.14%) Apache Flume
16 31 (0.14%) KVM
17 28 (0.13%) NFS
18 25 (0.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 306 (1.41%) Puppet
2 260 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 217 (1.00%) Ansible
4 171 (0.79%) SCCM
5 98 (0.45%) Nagios
6 78 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 75 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 75 (0.35%) SCOM
8 74 (0.34%) logstash
9 72 (0.33%) Kibana
10 56 (0.26%) Graphite
11 51 (0.24%) AirWatch
12 44 (0.20%) SCVMM
13 41 (0.19%) Backup Exec
14 40 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
15 35 (0.16%) Salt
16 33 (0.15%) CSIRT
17 29 (0.13%) Control-M
18 28 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
18 28 (0.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3519 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 1943 (8.96%) Oracle
3 861 (3.97%) VMware
4 839 (3.87%) Cisco
5 701 (3.23%) SAP
6 483 (2.23%) Google
7 379 (1.75%) Tableau
8 375 (1.73%) HP
9 358 (1.65%) Adobe
10 349 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
11 347 (1.60%) IBM
12 263 (1.21%) Citrix
13 259 (1.19%) CheckPoint
14 257 (1.19%) Juniper
15 229 (1.06%) Red Hat
16 161 (0.74%) Zend
17 154 (0.71%) Splunk
18 148 (0.68%) Palo Alto
19 142 (0.65%) EMC
20 117 (0.54%) Apple
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extremely good benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Citywire
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 25 hol + pension Cont
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Perks
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago