Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21,250 21,964 29,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.25% 12.58% 14.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.05% 49.05% 51.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,302 17,619 23,741
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 40,827 44,777 57,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 25.65% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,714 35,555 46,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,616 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 0 20,014 £47,500 +5.56% 4,232
UK excluding London -1 11,715 £42,000 +5.00% 2,915
London -1 9,123 £55,000 +1.85% 1,548
South East 0 4,061 £42,500 - 717
East of England +4 2,073 £45,000 +5.88% 585
North of England -5 1,989 £41,375 +3.44% 575
Midlands -1 1,448 £35,000 -2.78% 502
South West 0 1,267 £40,000 - 304
North West -1 1,195 £42,500 +6.25% 337
West Midlands +3 981 £35,000 - 353
Scotland -4 677 £40,000 -4.76% 123
Yorkshire -16 574 £40,000 - 173
East Midlands 0 478 £35,000 -9.09% 149
North East +1 220 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Wales 0 196 £34,000 -2.86% 80
Northern Ireland -3 105 £40,000 -11.11% 29
Channel Islands -1 5 £32,500 -10.96% 3
Isle of Man -5 3 £25,000 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 8,455 (39.79%) Computer Science
2 6,415 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 5,122 (24.10%) Finance
4 5,034 (23.69%) SQL
5 4,762 (22.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 4,688 (22.06%) Java
7 3,946 (18.57%) JavaScript
8 3,896 (18.33%) C#
9 3,791 (17.84%) Software Engineering
10 3,472 (16.34%) Microsoft
11 3,144 (14.80%) HTML
12 3,107 (14.62%) .NET
13 3,092 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
14 2,951 (13.89%) Python
15 2,807 (13.21%) Windows
16 2,802 (13.19%) Linux
17 2,756 (12.97%) Mathematics
18 2,734 (12.87%) SQL Server
19 2,641 (12.43%) CSS
20 2,610 (12.28%) C++
21 2,166 (10.19%) Scrum
22 2,135 (10.05%) Project Management
23 1,864 (8.77%) OO
24 1,720 (8.09%) Analytics
25 1,702 (8.01%) SDLC
26 1,683 (7.92%) Oracle
27 1,656 (7.79%) MVC
28 1,634 (7.69%) AngularJS
29 1,629 (7.67%) TDD
30 1,600 (7.53%) Test Automation

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
1 447 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 398 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 341 (1.60%) SAS
4 327 (1.54%) CMS
5 312 (1.47%) IIS
6 301 (1.42%) Apache
7 287 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 259 (1.22%) MS Exchange
9 218 (1.03%) Confluence
10 194 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 159 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 151 (0.71%) JBoss
13 106 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 106 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 94 (0.44%) nginx
14 94 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 91 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 88 (0.41%) WordPress
17 86 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 77 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1,015 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 950 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
3 350 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 243 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 167 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 163 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 133 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
8 108 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 95 (0.45%) SPSS
10 75 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 50 (0.24%) InVision
12 49 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
13 43 (0.20%) Simulink
14 31 (0.15%) InDesign
14 31 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
15 29 (0.14%) AutoCAD
16 16 (0.075%) Weka
17 15 (0.071%) Acrobat
18 13 (0.061%) Zemax
19 11 (0.052%) Stata
Business Applications
1 167 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 164 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 101 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 86 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 80 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 75 (0.35%) SAP ERP
7 70 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 66 (0.31%) Magento
9 58 (0.27%) SAP BPC
10 49 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 49 (0.23%) SAP SD
11 46 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
12 45 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
13 43 (0.20%) SAP HCM
14 39 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
15 36 (0.17%) SAP MM
16 32 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
16 32 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 30 (0.14%) Relativity
17 30 (0.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,370 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1,123 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 738 (3.47%) SaaS
4 481 (2.26%) Office 365
5 234 (1.10%) GitHub
6 225 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 222 (1.04%) PaaS
8 165 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 163 (0.77%) IaaS
10 149 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 92 (0.43%) npm
12 89 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 86 (0.40%) AdWords
14 76 (0.36%) Amazon S3
15 71 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
16 70 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
17 48 (0.23%) Serverless
18 47 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
19 36 (0.17%) OpenShift
20 35 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 794 (3.74%) Firewall
2 602 (2.83%) Internet
3 529 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 423 (1.99%) DNS
5 393 (1.85%) Wireless
6 378 (1.78%) WAN
7 342 (1.61%) VPN
8 314 (1.48%) LAN
9 313 (1.47%) Network Security
10 307 (1.44%) DHCP
11 272 (1.28%) HTTP
12 176 (0.83%) Ethernet
12 176 (0.83%) VoIP
13 173 (0.81%) SAN
14 169 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
15 159 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
16 155 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
17 152 (0.72%) MPLS
18 150 (0.71%) BGP
19 137 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,734 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 1,020 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 952 (4.48%) Big Data
4 898 (4.23%) MySQL
5 813 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 637 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 516 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 503 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 475 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 460 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 413 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 332 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 281 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 264 (1.24%) Power BI
15 253 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 231 (1.09%) Data Mining
17 201 (0.95%) GIS
18 185 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
19 179 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
20 170 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,335 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 815 (3.84%) JIRA
3 717 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 672 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 661 (3.11%) Selenium
6 502 (2.36%) Subversion
7 416 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 371 (1.75%) JUnit
9 327 (1.54%) Maven
10 274 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 228 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 206 (0.97%) NUnit
13 181 (0.85%) WebDriver
14 165 (0.78%) gulp
15 157 (0.74%) Mercurial
16 149 (0.70%) Jasmine
17 143 (0.67%) TeamCity
18 129 (0.61%) Protractor
19 122 (0.57%) webpack
20 119 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5,122 (24.10%) Finance
2 1,534 (7.22%) Banking
3 1,449 (6.82%) Marketing
4 1,060 (4.99%) Retail
5 854 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 772 (3.63%) Investment Banking
7 764 (3.60%) Electronics
8 675 (3.18%) Manufacturing
9 547 (2.57%) Legal
10 507 (2.39%) Games
11 450 (2.12%) Retail Banking
12 428 (2.01%) Advertising
13 421 (1.98%) Front Office
14 353 (1.66%) Automotive
15 221 (1.04%) Financial Institution
16 214 (1.01%) Law
17 164 (0.77%) Publishing
18 158 (0.74%) Back Office
19 150 (0.71%) German Language
20 148 (0.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6,365 (29.95%) Developer
2 2,907 (13.68%) Analyst
3 1,864 (8.77%) Software Engineer
4 1,659 (7.81%) Graduate
5 1,528 (7.19%) Java Developer
6 1,519 (7.15%) Consultant
7 1,331 (6.26%) Junior
8 1,310 (6.16%) Software Developer
9 1,205 (5.67%) C# Developer
10 1,102 (5.19%) Senior Developer
11 1,089 (5.12%) .NET Developer
12 1,019 (4.80%) Architect
13 805 (3.79%) Business Analyst
14 795 (3.74%) Graduate Developer
15 746 (3.51%) Junior Developer
16 631 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
17 578 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
18 542 (2.55%) Project Manager
19 488 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
20 461 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,144 (14.80%) HTML
2 3,107 (14.62%) .NET
3 2,641 (12.43%) CSS
4 1,634 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1,416 (6.66%) ASP.NET
6 1,343 (6.32%) Web Services
7 1,234 (5.81%) jQuery
8 1,169 (5.50%) HTML5
9 1,084 (5.10%) XML
10 948 (4.46%) REST
11 933 (4.39%) Spring
12 751 (3.53%) Node.js
13 736 (3.46%) React
14 724 (3.41%) RESTful
15 645 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 605 (2.85%) .NET Framework
17 575 (2.71%) CSS3
18 542 (2.55%) SOAP
19 486 (2.29%) J2EE
20 474 (2.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8,455 (39.79%) Computer Science
2 3,092 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1,171 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 1,074 (5.05%) User Experience
5 938 (4.41%) Algorithms
6 606 (2.85%) Fintech
7 563 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 530 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 521 (2.45%) Data Centre
10 412 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
11 370 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 312 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 277 (1.30%) Social Media
14 269 (1.27%) Derivative
15 249 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 215 (1.01%) Client/Server
17 210 (0.99%) Virtual Team
18 197 (0.93%) Fixed Income
19 194 (0.91%) Robotics
20 183 (0.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,807 (13.21%) Windows
2 2,802 (13.19%) Linux
3 969 (4.56%) Unix
4 830 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 521 (2.45%) Android
6 435 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 396 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 367 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 294 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 290 (1.36%) Windows 10
11 114 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 104 (0.49%) CentOS
13 103 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 92 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 84 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
16 79 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 69 (0.32%) Debian
18 65 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 63 (0.30%) Solaris
20 62 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,415 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 3,791 (17.84%) Software Engineering
3 2,756 (12.97%) Mathematics
4 2,166 (10.19%) Scrum
5 2,135 (10.05%) Project Management
6 1,864 (8.77%) OO
7 1,720 (8.09%) Analytics
8 1,702 (8.01%) SDLC
9 1,656 (7.79%) MVC
10 1,629 (7.67%) TDD
11 1,600 (7.53%) Test Automation
12 1,353 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
13 1,325 (6.24%) ITIL
14 1,186 (5.58%) Mentoring
15 1,100 (5.18%) Web Development
16 1,083 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
17 984 (4.63%) DevOps
18 974 (4.58%) Physics
19 946 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
20 935 (4.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5,034 (23.69%) SQL
2 4,688 (22.06%) Java
3 3,946 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 3,896 (18.33%) C#
5 2,951 (13.89%) Python
6 2,610 (12.28%) C++
7 1,597 (7.52%) C
8 839 (3.95%) PHP
9 631 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 563 (2.65%) R
11 492 (2.32%) Perl
12 490 (2.31%) Ruby
13 455 (2.14%) PowerShell
14 441 (2.08%) Scala
15 330 (1.55%) Bash Shell
16 303 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 284 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 282 (1.33%) VB.NET
19 281 (1.32%) MATLAB
20 256 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4,762 (22.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 913 (4.30%) Master's Degree
3 677 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 666 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 651 (3.06%) Numerate Degree
6 532 (2.50%) PhD
7 526 (2.48%) CISSP
8 443 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 355 (1.67%) CISM
10 349 (1.64%) ISEB
11 348 (1.64%) SC Cleared
12 313 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 307 (1.44%) MCSE
14 271 (1.28%) PMI Certification
15 269 (1.27%) CCNA
16 214 (1.01%) CISA
17 210 (0.99%) DV Cleared
18 197 (0.93%) CCNP
19 184 (0.87%) PMP
20 175 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,381 (6.50%) QA
2 359 (1.69%) SLA
3 318 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 217 (1.02%) PMO
5 164 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 159 (0.75%) GDPR
7 141 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 78 (0.37%) COBIT
9 67 (0.32%) MiFID
10 63 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 62 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 50 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
14 35 (0.16%) ISO 13485
15 30 (0.14%) MISRA
16 29 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
17 23 (0.11%) IFRS
18 20 (0.094%) IEC 62304
19 19 (0.089%) ECSS
19 19 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 859 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 557 (2.62%) Docker
3 538 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 378 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 198 (0.93%) Firmware
6 166 (0.78%) XenApp
7 142 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 135 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 126 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 103 (0.48%) vSphere
11 88 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 77 (0.36%) HDFS
13 65 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 43 (0.20%) XenServer
15 40 (0.19%) Ceph
16 34 (0.16%) iptables
17 30 (0.14%) BitLocker
17 30 (0.14%) Terminal Services
18 23 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
19 22 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 297 (1.40%) Ansible
2 291 (1.37%) Puppet
3 231 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 182 (0.86%) SCCM
5 156 (0.73%) Kubernetes
6 94 (0.44%) Nagios
7 91 (0.43%) Terraform
8 85 (0.40%) SCOM
9 59 (0.28%) Nessus
10 57 (0.27%) Salt
11 55 (0.26%) SCOrch
12 53 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 53 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 52 (0.24%) QRadar
14 49 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 48 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
16 43 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 41 (0.19%) CSIRT
18 35 (0.16%) Cacti
19 34 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3,472 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 1,683 (7.92%) Oracle
3 930 (4.38%) SAP
4 849 (4.00%) VMware
5 635 (2.99%) Google
6 621 (2.92%) Cisco
7 428 (2.01%) Tableau
8 398 (1.87%) Citrix
9 330 (1.55%) Adobe
10 323 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 238 (1.12%) HP
12 205 (0.96%) IBM
13 180 (0.85%) Splunk
14 166 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 149 (0.70%) Dell
16 133 (0.63%) Apple
17 127 (0.60%) Twitter
18 121 (0.57%) NetApp
19 119 (0.56%) EMC
20 118 (0.56%) Juniper