Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21,116 21,814 29,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.90% 12.64% 14.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.69% 50.17% 50.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15,976 17,280 23,284
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 41,655 43,483 57,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 31,865 34,274 45,773
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 £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 19,867 £47,500 +5.56% 3,856
UK excluding London -1 11,886 £42,500 +6.25% 2,729
London 0 8,849 £55,000 - 1,351
South East 0 4,181 £42,500 - 765
East of England +1 2,103 £47,500 +11.76% 565
North of England -7 1,954 £42,500 +6.25% 465
Midlands +1 1,544 £38,094 +8.84% 418
South West -4 1,226 £41,500 +3.75% 291
North West -9 1,102 £42,500 +13.33% 253
West Midlands +4 1,082 £37,500 +15.38% 279
Scotland -2 610 £40,000 -5.88% 143
Yorkshire -20 584 £40,000 - 169
East Midlands -6 458 £40,000 - 138
Wales +4 287 £37,500 - 56
North East +6 268 £44,625 +11.56% 43
Northern Ireland +6 87 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Channel Islands 0 8 £70,000 +105.88%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 7,988 (37.83%) Computer Science
2 6,609 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
3 5,183 (24.55%) SQL
4 5,015 (23.75%) Finance
5 4,681 (22.17%) Java
6 4,610 (21.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 3,945 (18.68%) C#
8 3,832 (18.15%) JavaScript
9 3,786 (17.93%) Software Engineering
10 3,563 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
11 3,452 (16.35%) Microsoft
12 3,197 (15.14%) .NET
13 3,062 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
14 3,014 (14.27%) HTML
15 2,990 (14.16%) Python
16 2,786 (13.19%) Linux
17 2,724 (12.90%) SQL Server
18 2,709 (12.83%) Mathematics
19 2,685 (12.72%) Windows
20 2,533 (12.00%) CSS
21 2,457 (11.64%) C++
22 2,173 (10.29%) Project Management
23 2,031 (9.62%) Scrum
24 1,998 (9.46%) Analytics
25 1,846 (8.74%) OO
26 1,800 (8.52%) AngularJS
27 1,744 (8.26%) SDLC
28 1,670 (7.91%) Oracle
29 1,668 (7.90%) TDD
30 1,652 (7.82%) MVC

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
1 451 (2.14%) Apache Spark
2 446 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 324 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 311 (1.47%) Apache
5 308 (1.46%) SAS
6 287 (1.36%) IIS
7 284 (1.34%) CMS
8 256 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 238 (1.13%) MS Exchange
10 218 (1.03%) JBoss
11 190 (0.90%) Confluence
12 159 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 129 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 124 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 113 (0.54%) nginx
16 110 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 96 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
18 89 (0.42%) Skype for Business
19 80 (0.38%) WebLogic
20 79 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,004 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 981 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
3 365 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 226 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 183 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 172 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 153 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 107 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 99 (0.47%) SPSS
10 92 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 80 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
12 65 (0.31%) InVision
13 31 (0.15%) InDesign
14 28 (0.13%) Simulink
15 25 (0.12%) AutoCAD
16 23 (0.11%) Stata
17 21 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
18 20 (0.095%) Weka
19 19 (0.090%) Acrobat
20 14 (0.066%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 150 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 61 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 44 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 42 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 42 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 41 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 41 (0.19%) Relativity
8 38 (0.18%) Magento
9 36 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 32 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 29 (0.14%) Eloqua
12 28 (0.13%) Ringtail
13 27 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
14 26 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
15 25 (0.12%) SAP Business One
15 25 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
15 25 (0.12%) thinkFolio
16 24 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,534 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1,390 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 766 (3.63%) SaaS
4 518 (2.45%) Office 365
5 291 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 258 (1.22%) PaaS
7 223 (1.06%) GitHub
8 200 (0.95%) IaaS
9 158 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 147 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 141 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 121 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 111 (0.53%) npm
14 79 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 78 (0.37%) AdWords
16 56 (0.27%) Serverless
17 49 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 42 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
18 42 (0.20%) OneDrive
19 36 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 807 (3.82%) Firewall
2 579 (2.74%) Internet
3 512 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 449 (2.13%) DNS
5 416 (1.97%) WAN
6 399 (1.89%) Wireless
7 379 (1.79%) Network Security
8 341 (1.61%) LAN
9 292 (1.38%) VPN
10 291 (1.38%) HTTP
11 285 (1.35%) DHCP
12 178 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 164 (0.78%) SAN
13 164 (0.78%) VoIP
14 153 (0.72%) Unified Communications
15 147 (0.70%) MPLS
16 142 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
17 128 (0.61%) Ethernet
17 128 (0.61%) VLAN
18 122 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,724 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 1,142 (5.41%) Big Data
3 945 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 875 (4.14%) MySQL
5 827 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 673 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 519 (2.46%) Hadoop
8 485 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 427 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 393 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 388 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 320 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 298 (1.41%) Power BI
14 254 (1.20%) RDBMS
15 230 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 230 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 204 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
17 168 (0.80%) GIS
18 165 (0.78%) Apache Hive
19 156 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,340 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 758 (3.59%) JIRA
3 689 (3.26%) Jenkins
4 656 (3.11%) Visual Studio
5 652 (3.09%) Selenium
6 470 (2.23%) Subversion
7 428 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 342 (1.62%) JUnit
9 341 (1.61%) Maven
10 227 (1.08%) Eclipse
11 220 (1.04%) gulp
11 220 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 212 (1.00%) Cucumber
13 210 (0.99%) NUnit
14 175 (0.83%) Jasmine
15 170 (0.81%) Protractor
16 155 (0.73%) Mercurial
17 146 (0.69%) Axure RP
18 145 (0.69%) webpack
19 132 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5,015 (23.75%) Finance
2 1,468 (6.95%) Marketing
3 1,393 (6.60%) Banking
4 1,039 (4.92%) Retail
5 821 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 703 (3.33%) Electronics
7 638 (3.02%) Manufacturing
8 613 (2.90%) Advertising
9 517 (2.45%) Investment Banking
10 487 (2.31%) Games
11 458 (2.17%) Legal
12 412 (1.95%) Front Office
13 298 (1.41%) Automotive
14 287 (1.36%) Law
15 235 (1.11%) Financial Institution
16 178 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 176 (0.83%) German Language
18 170 (0.81%) French Language
19 159 (0.75%) Back Office
20 131 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,331 (29.98%) Developer
2 2,897 (13.72%) Analyst
3 1,625 (7.70%) Software Engineer
4 1,556 (7.37%) Java Developer
5 1,466 (6.94%) Graduate
6 1,405 (6.65%) Consultant
7 1,235 (5.85%) Software Developer
8 1,234 (5.84%) Junior
9 1,082 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 1,076 (5.10%) Architect
11 1,071 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 1,034 (4.90%) .NET Developer
13 808 (3.83%) Business Analyst
14 667 (3.16%) Graduate Developer
15 635 (3.01%) Junior Developer
16 570 (2.70%) Project Manager
17 536 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
18 462 (2.19%) C++ Software Engineer
19 422 (2.00%) Support Analyst
20 408 (1.93%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,197 (15.14%) .NET
2 3,014 (14.27%) HTML
3 2,533 (12.00%) CSS
4 1,800 (8.52%) AngularJS
5 1,525 (7.22%) Web Services
6 1,396 (6.61%) ASP.NET
7 1,241 (5.88%) jQuery
8 1,124 (5.32%) HTML5
9 989 (4.68%) Spring
10 951 (4.50%) XML
11 879 (4.16%) REST
12 791 (3.75%) React
13 737 (3.49%) RESTful
14 683 (3.23%) Node.js
15 625 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 596 (2.82%) CSS3
17 594 (2.81%) .NET Framework
18 515 (2.44%) JSON
19 497 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
20 465 (2.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7,988 (37.83%) Computer Science
2 3,062 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1,376 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1,185 (5.61%) User Experience
5 1,117 (5.29%) Management Information System
6 925 (4.38%) Algorithms
7 719 (3.41%) Fintech
8 717 (3.40%) Data Centre
9 585 (2.77%) Mobile App
10 549 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
11 536 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
12 428 (2.03%) Data Structures
13 352 (1.67%) Hedge funds
14 330 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 308 (1.46%) Derivative
16 301 (1.43%) Social Media
17 258 (1.22%) Equities
18 246 (1.16%) Fixed Income
19 227 (1.08%) Driving Licence
20 208 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,786 (13.19%) Linux
2 2,685 (12.72%) Windows
3 890 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 815 (3.86%) Unix
5 496 (2.35%) Android
6 401 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 360 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 309 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 298 (1.41%) Windows 10
10 291 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 110 (0.52%) CentOS
11 110 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 97 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 76 (0.36%) Debian
14 75 (0.36%) Solaris
15 74 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
16 63 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 62 (0.29%) Windows 8
18 60 (0.28%) Mac OS
19 43 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,609 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
2 3,786 (17.93%) Software Engineering
3 3,563 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
4 2,709 (12.83%) Mathematics
5 2,173 (10.29%) Project Management
6 2,031 (9.62%) Scrum
7 1,998 (9.46%) Analytics
8 1,846 (8.74%) OO
9 1,744 (8.26%) SDLC
10 1,668 (7.90%) TDD
11 1,652 (7.82%) MVC
12 1,512 (7.16%) Test Automation
13 1,493 (7.07%) ITIL
14 1,242 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
15 1,234 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
16 1,226 (5.81%) DevOps
17 1,193 (5.65%) Mentoring
18 1,089 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,075 (5.09%) Web Development
20 977 (4.63%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,183 (24.55%) SQL
2 4,681 (22.17%) Java
3 3,945 (18.68%) C#
4 3,832 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 2,990 (14.16%) Python
6 2,457 (11.64%) C++
7 1,563 (7.40%) C
8 851 (4.03%) PHP
9 612 (2.90%) T-SQL
10 520 (2.46%) PowerShell
11 491 (2.33%) R
12 490 (2.32%) Scala
13 472 (2.24%) Ruby
14 470 (2.23%) Perl
15 398 (1.88%) Bash Shell
16 329 (1.56%) Java 8
17 298 (1.41%) VBA
18 290 (1.37%) PL/SQL
19 279 (1.32%) MATLAB
20 258 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4,610 (21.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 947 (4.48%) Master's Degree
3 750 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 708 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 650 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
6 570 (2.70%) PhD
7 560 (2.65%) CISSP
8 481 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
9 355 (1.68%) SC Cleared
10 347 (1.64%) CISM
11 321 (1.52%) MCSE
12 318 (1.51%) ISEB
13 307 (1.45%) CCNA
14 301 (1.43%) PMI Certification
15 261 (1.24%) ISTQB
16 248 (1.17%) CCNP
17 235 (1.11%) CISA
18 209 (0.99%) DV Cleared
19 197 (0.93%) PMP
20 180 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,140 (5.40%) QA
2 369 (1.75%) SLA
3 362 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 258 (1.22%) GDPR
5 210 (0.99%) PMO
6 174 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 169 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 71 (0.34%) COBIT
9 69 (0.33%) MiFID
10 68 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 53 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 48 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 40 (0.19%) ISO 13485
14 39 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 38 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
16 37 (0.18%) MISRA
17 32 (0.15%) GCP
18 30 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
19 19 (0.090%) IFRS
20 18 (0.085%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 922 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 592 (2.80%) Docker
3 532 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 389 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 218 (1.03%) Firmware
6 168 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 153 (0.72%) XenApp
8 142 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 102 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 98 (0.46%) vSphere
11 93 (0.44%) HDFS
12 91 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 77 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
14 34 (0.16%) Ceph
15 32 (0.15%) BitLocker
16 28 (0.13%) Terminal Services
17 26 (0.12%) Xen
18 24 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 24 (0.11%) NFS
19 22 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 332 (1.57%) Ansible
2 299 (1.42%) Puppet
3 272 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 215 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 177 (0.84%) SCCM
6 105 (0.50%) Terraform
7 90 (0.43%) Nagios
8 85 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 78 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 77 (0.36%) Salt
11 73 (0.35%) SCVMM
12 68 (0.32%) SCOrch
13 61 (0.29%) SCOM
14 60 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 57 (0.27%) AirWatch
16 51 (0.24%) Nessus
16 51 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
17 41 (0.19%) Kibana
18 39 (0.18%) logstash
19 38 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3,452 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 1,670 (7.91%) Oracle
3 889 (4.21%) VMware
4 660 (3.13%) Google
5 647 (3.06%) Cisco
6 580 (2.75%) SAP
7 449 (2.13%) Tableau
8 423 (2.00%) Citrix
9 421 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 342 (1.62%) Adobe
11 265 (1.25%) Splunk
12 243 (1.15%) HP
12 243 (1.15%) IBM
13 204 (0.97%) EMC
14 179 (0.85%) NetApp
14 179 (0.85%) Twitter
15 178 (0.84%) Dell
16 169 (0.80%) F5
17 162 (0.77%) Apple
18 152 (0.72%) Red Hat