Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 13,446 18,391 21,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.11% 12.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.89% 50.16% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 10,028 13,230 16,417
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,505 36,666 41,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.87% 24.15% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20,371 26,783 32,283
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 17 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 23 January 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
England -3 12,447 £50,000 - 3,183
UK excluding London -2 7,672 £45,000 +5.88% 2,512
London -2 5,481 £60,000 - 926
South East +1 3,049 £47,500 +5.56% 706
North of England -6 1,216 £42,614 -3.15% 445
Midlands -4 958 £47,500 +18.75% 324
South West -3 943 £45,000 +12.50% 359
East of England +1 781 £47,500 +5.56% 422
North West -7 724 £45,000 - 256
West Midlands -6 593 £45,000 +12.50% 212
Scotland -5 482 £42,500 +0.17% 167
East Midlands -7 361 £50,000 +23.46% 111
Yorkshire -12 361 £37,500 -6.25% 137
Wales +3 228 £42,500 +16.72% 64
North East +6 131 £46,500 +3.33% 52
Northern Ireland -7 48 £45,000 +36.36% 29
Isle of Man - 6 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 with a requirement for Degree.

1 5,200 (38.67%) Computer Science
2 4,158 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 3,140 (23.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 3,094 (23.01%) Finance
5 2,866 (21.31%) SQL
6 2,627 (19.54%) C#
7 2,427 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
8 2,356 (17.52%) JavaScript
9 2,321 (17.26%) Software Engineering
10 2,320 (17.25%) Java
11 2,223 (16.53%) Python
12 2,075 (15.43%) Microsoft
13 2,030 (15.10%) .NET
14 1,756 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
15 1,717 (12.77%) Windows
16 1,621 (12.06%) HTML
17 1,581 (11.76%) Mathematics
18 1,534 (11.41%) Azure
19 1,478 (10.99%) Linux
20 1,467 (10.91%) Project Management
21 1,416 (10.53%) C++
22 1,399 (10.40%) SQL Server
23 1,388 (10.32%) CSS
24 1,331 (9.90%) AWS
25 1,216 (9.04%) Analytics
26 1,208 (8.98%) Scrum
27 1,187 (8.83%) Git (software)
28 1,120 (8.33%) C
29 1,056 (7.85%) ITIL
30 1,034 (7.69%) DevOps

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
1 281 (2.09%) Apache Spark
2 229 (1.70%) IIS
3 217 (1.61%) Confluence
4 190 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 187 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 139 (1.03%) Apache
7 131 (0.97%) CMS
8 127 (0.94%) SAS
9 126 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 123 (0.91%) MS Exchange
11 71 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 52 (0.39%) nginx
13 45 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 45 (0.33%) WordPress
14 43 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 38 (0.28%) JBoss
16 36 (0.27%) Apache Solr
17 34 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 33 (0.25%) Skype for Business
19 32 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 602 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 571 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 247 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 105 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 90 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 60 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 59 (0.44%) Sketch
8 53 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 38 (0.28%) SPSS
10 32 (0.24%) AutoCAD
11 31 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
12 30 (0.22%) Simulink
13 29 (0.22%) InVision
14 23 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 16 (0.12%) Chatbot
16 15 (0.11%) Adobe XD
17 14 (0.10%) InDesign
18 13 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
19 12 (0.089%) OrCAD
20 9 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 79 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 45 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 37 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 35 (0.26%) SAP MM
7 33 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 25 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.19%) SAP SD
9 24 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 23 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 22 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.16%) Magento
12 21 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 21 (0.16%) thinkFolio
13 20 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
13 20 (0.15%) SAP FI
14 19 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
14 19 (0.14%) SAP CO
14 19 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,534 (11.41%) Azure
2 1,331 (9.90%) AWS
3 572 (4.25%) SaaS
4 525 (3.90%) Office 365
5 348 (2.59%) GCP
6 337 (2.51%) Power Platform
7 236 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 162 (1.20%) GitHub
9 137 (1.02%) Serverless
10 122 (0.91%) PaaS
11 110 (0.82%) IaaS
12 100 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
13 81 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 79 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
15 78 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
16 64 (0.48%) Google Analytics
17 58 (0.43%) Force.com
18 51 (0.38%) Amazon S3
19 47 (0.35%) G Suite
20 42 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 634 (4.72%) Firewall
2 399 (2.97%) Internet
3 383 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 378 (2.81%) DNS
5 354 (2.63%) WAN
6 311 (2.31%) LAN
7 259 (1.93%) VPN
7 259 (1.93%) Wireless
8 233 (1.73%) DHCP
9 229 (1.70%) Network Security
10 190 (1.41%) VoIP
11 164 (1.22%) HTTP
12 150 (1.12%) MPLS
13 143 (1.06%) SAN
14 134 (1.00%) BGP
15 102 (0.76%) Unified Communications
16 99 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
17 97 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
18 94 (0.70%) Ethernet
19 85 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,399 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 724 (5.38%) Big Data
3 519 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 427 (3.18%) MySQL
5 365 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 331 (2.46%) Power BI
7 308 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 306 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 303 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 273 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 252 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 163 (1.21%) Data Mining
13 153 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 147 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 121 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 111 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 102 (0.76%) GIS
18 89 (0.66%) Redis
19 88 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
20 84 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,187 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 624 (4.64%) JIRA
3 519 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 323 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 307 (2.28%) Selenium
6 203 (1.51%) Subversion
7 202 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 149 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 121 (0.90%) Maven
10 113 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 106 (0.79%) JUnit
12 89 (0.66%) webpack
13 86 (0.64%) Bitbucket
14 78 (0.58%) TeamCity
15 76 (0.57%) Gradle
15 76 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
16 69 (0.51%) Jasmine
17 64 (0.48%) WebDriver
18 62 (0.46%) Mocha
18 62 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 3,094 (23.01%) Finance
2 874 (6.50%) Marketing
3 701 (5.21%) Retail
4 599 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 503 (3.74%) Banking
6 458 (3.41%) Electronics
7 419 (3.12%) Public Sector
8 382 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 309 (2.30%) Games
10 307 (2.28%) Legal
11 300 (2.23%) Advertising
12 279 (2.07%) Aerospace
13 253 (1.88%) Front Office
14 238 (1.77%) Law
15 190 (1.41%) Military
16 167 (1.24%) Automotive
17 162 (1.20%) French Language
18 126 (0.94%) German Language
19 124 (0.92%) Investment Banking
20 101 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,590 (26.70%) Developer
2 1,326 (9.86%) Analyst
3 1,198 (8.91%) Software Engineer
4 928 (6.90%) Graduate
5 927 (6.89%) Consultant
6 827 (6.15%) Junior
7 766 (5.70%) Software Developer
8 747 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 653 (4.86%) Architect
10 582 (4.33%) Java Developer
11 553 (4.11%) .NET Developer
12 536 (3.99%) C# Developer
13 514 (3.82%) Graduate Developer
14 483 (3.59%) Junior Developer
15 439 (3.26%) Project Manager
16 317 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 306 (2.28%) Support Engineer
18 277 (2.06%) Senior Software Engineer
19 271 (2.02%) C# .NET Developer
19 271 (2.02%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,030 (15.10%) .NET
2 1,621 (12.06%) HTML
3 1,388 (10.32%) CSS
4 1,021 (7.59%) AngularJS
5 833 (6.20%) Web Services
6 748 (5.56%) React
7 713 (5.30%) ASP.NET
8 625 (4.65%) HTML5
9 588 (4.37%) REST
10 465 (3.46%) RESTful
11 437 (3.25%) Node.js
12 432 (3.21%) jQuery
13 402 (2.99%) Spring
14 401 (2.98%) XML
15 351 (2.61%) CSS3
16 347 (2.58%) .NET Framework
17 299 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 270 (2.01%) .NET Core
19 241 (1.79%) SOAP
20 220 (1.64%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,756 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
2 974 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 822 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
4 763 (5.67%) User Experience
5 593 (4.41%) Algorithms
6 342 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 284 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 242 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 224 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
10 219 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 210 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 189 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 179 (1.33%) Robotics
14 161 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 142 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 133 (0.99%) Driving Licence
17 132 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
18 127 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 124 (0.92%) Derivative
20 110 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,717 (12.77%) Windows
2 1,478 (10.99%) Linux
3 485 (3.61%) Unix
4 452 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 289 (2.15%) Android
6 277 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 254 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 138 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 131 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 79 (0.59%) CentOS
12 78 (0.58%) Solaris
13 65 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 60 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 44 (0.33%) OS/400
16 41 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
17 39 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 38 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 37 (0.28%) VMS
20 36 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,200 (38.67%) Computer Science
2 4,158 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2,427 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
4 2,321 (17.26%) Software Engineering
5 1,581 (11.76%) Mathematics
6 1,467 (10.91%) Project Management
7 1,216 (9.04%) Analytics
8 1,208 (8.98%) Scrum
9 1,056 (7.85%) ITIL
10 1,034 (7.69%) DevOps
11 992 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 880 (6.54%) Test Automation
13 849 (6.31%) OO
14 828 (6.16%) Machine Learning
15 826 (6.14%) SDLC
16 757 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
17 751 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
18 738 (5.49%) Data Science
19 736 (5.47%) TDD
20 694 (5.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,866 (21.31%) SQL
2 2,627 (19.54%) C#
3 2,356 (17.52%) JavaScript
4 2,320 (17.25%) Java
5 2,223 (16.53%) Python
6 1,416 (10.53%) C++
7 1,120 (8.33%) C
8 422 (3.14%) PHP
8 422 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 420 (3.12%) R
10 315 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 292 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 263 (1.96%) Scala
13 250 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 222 (1.65%) Ruby
15 204 (1.52%) MATLAB
16 198 (1.47%) Perl
17 193 (1.44%) Shell Script
18 179 (1.33%) Go
19 150 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,140 (23.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 579 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 557 (4.14%) Master's Degree
4 469 (3.49%) CISSP
5 407 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
6 390 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 371 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
8 312 (2.32%) CISM
9 268 (1.99%) SC Cleared
10 267 (1.99%) PhD
11 209 (1.55%) HND
12 204 (1.52%) CCNP
13 192 (1.43%) DV Cleared
14 184 (1.37%) CCNA
15 178 (1.32%) MCP
16 176 (1.31%) MCSE
17 149 (1.11%) PMI Certification
18 136 (1.01%) PMP
19 134 (1.00%) MCSA
20 128 (0.95%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 728 (5.41%) QA
2 336 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 239 (1.78%) SLA
4 236 (1.76%) GDPR
5 134 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 133 (0.99%) PMO
7 127 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 114 (0.85%) NIST
9 61 (0.45%) NCSC
10 57 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 41 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 32 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 30 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 24 (0.18%) COBIT
15 21 (0.16%) Def Stans
16 20 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 18 (0.13%) ISO 22301
17 18 (0.13%) MiFID
17 18 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 15 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 750 (5.58%) Docker
2 676 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 452 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 236 (1.76%) Firmware
5 156 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 58 (0.43%) XenApp
7 55 (0.41%) vSphere
8 51 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 35 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 34 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 31 (0.23%) NFS
14 30 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (0.14%) HDFS
16 15 (0.11%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 13 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
19 12 (0.089%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 464 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 307 (2.28%) Ansible
3 247 (1.84%) Puppet
4 211 (1.57%) Terraform
5 153 (1.14%) SCCM
6 129 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (0.44%) Salt
8 51 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 50 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
10 41 (0.30%) SCOM
11 39 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
11 39 (0.29%) Nessus
12 38 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 38 (0.28%) Packer
13 37 (0.28%) Consul
14 36 (0.27%) Nagios
15 31 (0.23%) Mesos
16 30 (0.22%) WSUS
17 28 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 28 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2,075 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 829 (6.17%) Oracle
3 586 (4.36%) VMware
4 505 (3.76%) Google
5 494 (3.67%) Cisco
6 381 (2.83%) SAP
7 344 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 265 (1.97%) Tableau
9 194 (1.44%) Citrix
10 191 (1.42%) ServiceNow
11 183 (1.36%) IBM
12 167 (1.24%) Adobe
13 152 (1.13%) Apple
14 146 (1.09%) Splunk
15 124 (0.92%) HP
16 122 (0.91%) Palo Alto
16 122 (0.91%) Sage
17 86 (0.64%) Juniper
17 86 (0.64%) Red Hat
18 84 (0.62%) SolarWinds