Academic Degree
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 9 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 14,269 18,605 27,205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.09% 18.97% 16.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.78% 57.20% 61.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8,760 7,754 10,214
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,556 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,084 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.19% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £97,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,139 £47,000
% change year-on-year -2.27% +6.68% -1.05%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,556 32,526 44,557
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 27.20% 33.17% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,216 14,654 19,122
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,791 £31,000
25th Percentile £38,500 £42,210 £40,967
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree.

Salary trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 19 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -4 12,737 £52,500 -12.50% 8,571
UK excluding London -6 9,959 £49,000 -2.27% 6,422
Work from Home +6 4,326 £55,000 -8.33% 3,401
London +2 3,780 £67,500 -2.80% 3,188
South East -1 2,957 £51,350 -2.19% 2,096
North of England -1 1,966 £47,500 -9.52% 1,315
Midlands -2 1,775 £47,500 -5.00% 1,009
South West -3 1,338 £50,000 - 725
North West +3 1,187 £47,500 -13.64% 760
West Midlands +1 1,185 £50,000 -4.76% 596
East of England -3 854 £47,500 -8.65% 854
Scotland -28 684 £45,000 -10.00% 436
East Midlands -2 577 £42,500 -10.53% 398
Yorkshire +2 569 £45,000 -10.00% 377
Wales -5 259 £44,886 +0.12% 144
North East -10 210 £48,000 +0.69% 197
Northern Ireland +7 107 £43,000 +1.18% 59
Isle of Man +5 23 £52,500 -27.59% 6
Channel Islands -1 6 £67,500 +8.00% 2

Degree
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 397 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 359 (2.52%) Microsoft Exchange
3 254 (1.78%) Confluence
4 127 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 119 (0.83%) CMS
6 116 (0.81%) SAS
7 85 (0.60%) Apache
8 83 (0.58%) IIS
9 63 (0.44%) WordPress
10 44 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 44 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 40 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 37 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
13 31 (0.22%) Skype for Business
14 30 (0.21%) FileNet
15 21 (0.15%) ArcGIS
16 18 (0.13%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.084%) Oracle Workflow
18 11 (0.077%) nginx
19 9 (0.063%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,520 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1,474 (10.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 611 (4.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 198 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 178 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 170 (1.19%) Simulink
7 85 (0.60%) AutoCAD
8 80 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 63 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 61 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
11 49 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
12 40 (0.28%) SPSS
13 38 (0.27%) InDesign
13 38 (0.27%) UserZoom
14 31 (0.22%) Stateflow
15 30 (0.21%) Revit
15 30 (0.21%) Trello
16 27 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
17 24 (0.17%) Adobe XD
18 23 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 184 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 53 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 49 (0.34%) NEC Housing
5 42 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 33 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
7 32 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 27 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 27 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
9 23 (0.16%) Primavera
10 19 (0.13%) Salesforce CRM
11 18 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 18 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 18 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 18 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 16 (0.11%) Endur
12 16 (0.11%) Shopify
13 15 (0.11%) SAP Business One
14 14 (0.098%) SAP CX
15 10 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,858 (13.02%) Azure
2 1,291 (9.05%) AWS
3 1,137 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
4 823 (5.77%) Power Platform
5 434 (3.04%) SaaS
6 354 (2.48%) GCP
7 265 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
8 245 (1.72%) Azure DevOps
9 185 (1.30%) PowerApps
10 184 (1.29%) GitHub
11 174 (1.22%) Entra ID
12 167 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
13 163 (1.14%) Power Automate
14 161 (1.13%) Serverless
15 126 (0.88%) Figma
16 119 (0.83%) IaaS
16 119 (0.83%) PaaS
17 115 (0.81%) Amazon S3
18 93 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
19 86 (0.60%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 515 (3.61%) Firewall
2 389 (2.73%) WAN
3 343 (2.40%) Wireless
4 270 (1.89%) DNS
5 259 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 249 (1.75%) LAN
7 241 (1.69%) Network Security
8 221 (1.55%) Internet
9 191 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
10 186 (1.30%) DHCP
11 178 (1.25%) SD-WAN
12 168 (1.18%) VPN
13 120 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
14 100 (0.70%) VoIP
15 97 (0.68%) SAN
16 95 (0.67%) WebEx
17 94 (0.66%) Ethernet
18 91 (0.64%) 5G
19 86 (0.60%) VLAN
20 67 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 851 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 696 (4.88%) Power BI
3 486 (3.41%) Tableau
4 289 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 276 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 266 (1.86%) MySQL
7 263 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
8 207 (1.45%) Big Data
9 198 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
10 164 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 146 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 120 (0.84%) Redis
13 113 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 92 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 92 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 87 (0.61%) Data Lake
16 84 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 82 (0.57%) GIS
18 80 (0.56%) Hadoop
19 79 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 951 (6.66%) Git
2 577 (4.04%) JIRA
3 260 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 217 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 115 (0.81%) Bitbucket
6 110 (0.77%) Selenium
7 99 (0.69%) GitLab
8 84 (0.59%) LabVIEW
9 83 (0.58%) Sourcetree
10 80 (0.56%) Subversion
11 69 (0.48%) Cypress.io
12 68 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 55 (0.39%) Moq
14 49 (0.34%) NUnit
15 48 (0.34%) JUnit
15 48 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
16 42 (0.29%) Postman
17 38 (0.27%) Mockito
18 37 (0.26%) CMake
19 36 (0.25%) Jasmine
General
1 6,095 (42.71%) Social Skills
2 2,896 (20.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2,824 (19.79%) Finance
4 1,577 (11.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,190 (8.34%) Marketing
6 1,121 (7.86%) Manufacturing
7 1,033 (7.24%) Retail
8 862 (6.04%) Presentation Skills
9 796 (5.58%) Law
10 742 (5.20%) Legal
11 689 (4.83%) Electronics
12 515 (3.61%) Public Sector
13 504 (3.53%) Organisational Skills
14 465 (3.26%) Influencing Skills
15 458 (3.21%) Telecoms
16 410 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 364 (2.55%) Banking
18 363 (2.54%) Military
19 332 (2.33%) Games
20 307 (2.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,192 (15.36%) Senior
2 1,805 (12.65%) Analyst
3 1,685 (11.81%) Developer
4 1,200 (8.41%) Graduate
5 980 (6.87%) Lead
6 938 (6.57%) Software Engineer
7 770 (5.40%) Architect
8 734 (5.14%) Project Manager
9 491 (3.44%) Consultant
10 419 (2.94%) Junior
11 405 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 380 (2.66%) Senior Developer
12 380 (2.66%) Software Developer
13 364 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
14 346 (2.42%) Support Engineer
15 328 (2.30%) IT Support
16 323 (2.26%) Data Scientist
17 312 (2.19%) Data Analyst
18 284 (1.99%) Business Analyst
19 276 (1.93%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (6.83%) .NET
2 695 (4.87%) HTML
3 614 (4.30%) CSS
4 570 (3.99%) React
5 419 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 267 (1.87%) Node.js
7 260 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 246 (1.72%) Web Services
9 223 (1.56%) RESTful
10 222 (1.56%) .NET Framework
11 197 (1.38%) HTML5
12 188 (1.32%) .NET Core
13 173 (1.21%) REST
14 160 (1.12%) Kafka
15 155 (1.09%) XML
16 151 (1.06%) Spring
17 139 (0.97%) JSON
18 132 (0.93%) Vue
19 122 (0.86%) Entity Framework
20 120 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 959 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 849 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
3 758 (5.31%) Algorithms
4 550 (3.85%) Onboarding
5 508 (3.56%) Driving Licence
6 365 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 350 (2.45%) Product Ownership
8 237 (1.66%) Data Structures
9 231 (1.62%) Life Science
10 222 (1.56%) IoT
11 218 (1.53%) Social Media
12 180 (1.26%) FMCG
13 170 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
14 157 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 151 (1.06%) Mobile App
16 147 (1.03%) Cloud Native
17 144 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
18 141 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
19 136 (0.95%) FPGA
20 133 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,519 (10.65%) Windows
2 1,036 (7.26%) Linux
3 439 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 369 (2.59%) Windows 10
5 265 (1.86%) Unix
6 243 (1.70%) Android
7 127 (0.89%) Mac OS
8 121 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
9 110 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
10 106 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 87 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 73 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 72 (0.50%) Solaris
14 67 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 56 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
16 38 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 35 (0.25%) Kali Linux
18 31 (0.22%) Debian
19 29 (0.20%) CentOS
19 29 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,339 (30.41%) Computer Science
2 4,242 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
3 2,722 (19.08%) Agile
4 2,015 (14.12%) Project Management
5 1,868 (13.09%) Software Engineering
6 1,584 (11.10%) Mathematics
7 1,500 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 1,365 (9.57%) Mentoring
9 1,311 (9.19%) Analytics
10 1,169 (8.19%) Data Analysis
11 1,161 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
12 1,159 (8.12%) Customer Service
13 1,156 (8.10%) Decision-Making
14 1,116 (7.82%) DevOps
15 1,018 (7.13%) Artificial Intelligence
16 956 (6.70%) ITIL
17 934 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
18 863 (6.05%) Roadmaps
19 859 (6.02%) Project Delivery
20 829 (5.81%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,238 (15.68%) SQL
2 1,998 (14.00%) Python
3 1,432 (10.04%) C#
4 1,173 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 788 (5.52%) Java
6 715 (5.01%) C
7 615 (4.31%) C++
8 400 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 396 (2.78%) TypeScript
10 279 (1.96%) R
11 237 (1.66%) MATLAB
12 233 (1.63%) PHP
13 215 (1.51%) T-SQL
14 180 (1.26%) Bash
15 154 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 109 (0.76%) VB
17 105 (0.74%) Fortran
18 101 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 81 (0.57%) Go
20 80 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,493 (17.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 1,550 (10.86%) Master's Degree
3 1,271 (8.91%) Security Cleared
4 751 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 676 (4.74%) DBS Check
6 540 (3.78%) PhD
7 401 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 325 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
9 319 (2.24%) CISSP
10 274 (1.92%) HNC
11 268 (1.88%) HND
12 255 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 232 (1.63%) PMI Certification
14 220 (1.54%) CCNA
15 209 (1.46%) CISM
16 198 (1.39%) DV Cleared
17 197 (1.38%) PMP
18 169 (1.18%) Azure Certification
19 163 (1.14%) MBA
20 152 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 749 (5.25%) QA
2 281 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 252 (1.77%) GDPR
4 237 (1.66%) SLA
5 234 (1.64%) Accessibility
6 228 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 191 (1.34%) PMO
8 144 (1.01%) NIST
9 115 (0.81%) GMP
10 110 (0.77%) ISO 9001
11 83 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
12 74 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
13 70 (0.49%) PCI DSS
14 58 (0.41%) WCAG
15 53 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
16 48 (0.34%) ISO 13485
17 46 (0.32%) NCSC
18 44 (0.31%) NEBOSH
19 40 (0.28%) ISO 26262
20 35 (0.25%) GRC
System Software
1 769 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 516 (3.62%) Docker
3 359 (2.52%) Firmware
4 314 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 184 (1.29%) Embedded Firmware
6 154 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 144 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 100 (0.70%) XenApp
9 85 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 83 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 82 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 62 (0.43%) vSphere
13 44 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 41 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
15 24 (0.17%) Terminal Services
16 19 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (0.091%) OpenSSH
18 9 (0.063%) KVM
19 5 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.035%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 458 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 244 (1.71%) Terraform
3 214 (1.50%) SCCM
4 154 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 120 (0.84%) Ansible
6 90 (0.63%) AirWatch
7 53 (0.37%) WSUS
8 51 (0.36%) SCOM
9 44 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 44 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 41 (0.29%) CASB
11 37 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 34 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
13 31 (0.22%) Functional Safety
13 31 (0.22%) Progress Chef
14 29 (0.20%) vCenter Server
15 26 (0.18%) Puppet
16 24 (0.17%) Stealthwatch
17 23 (0.16%) Grafana
18 20 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,920 (20.46%) Microsoft
2 437 (3.06%) VMware
3 432 (3.03%) Cisco
4 397 (2.78%) Google
5 390 (2.73%) Oracle
6 384 (2.69%) SAP
7 271 (1.90%) Adobe
8 269 (1.89%) Databricks
9 224 (1.57%) Apple
10 220 (1.54%) Salesforce
11 191 (1.34%) EMC
12 169 (1.18%) Citrix
13 130 (0.91%) Dell
14 124 (0.87%) IBM
15 115 (0.81%) HP
16 112 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 104 (0.73%) Meraki
18 84 (0.59%) Sage
19 81 (0.57%) Veeam
20 79 (0.55%) NEC