Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 21,072 22,002 27,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.12% 12.71% 13.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.11% 51.12% 50.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15,484 17,077 22,542
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £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 41,230 43,036 55,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.87% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30,970 33,696 44,439
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +1 19,859 £47,500 +5.56% 3,592
UK excluding London 0 11,404 £42,500 +6.25% 2,625
London +1 9,308 £55,000 - 1,198
South East 0 3,896 £43,000 +7.50% 749
East of England -1 1,850 £45,000 +12.50% 448
North of England -13 1,836 £42,500 +6.25% 482
Midlands +2 1,651 £40,000 +14.29% 422
South West -2 1,325 £41,000 +2.50% 293
West Midlands +3 1,187 £40,750 +25.38% 276
North West -11 1,076 £42,500 +13.33% 279
Scotland -6 600 £40,000 -2.44% 146
Yorkshire -22 543 £41,750 +4.38% 154
East Midlands -6 457 £40,000 +6.67% 146
Wales +6 289 £40,000 - 63
North East +3 216 £35,000 -9.09% 49
Northern Ireland +8 76 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Channel Islands +2 10 £50,000 +53.85%
Isle of Man -1 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7,807 (37.05%) Computer Science
2 6,555 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5,519 (26.19%) Finance
4 5,328 (25.28%) SQL
5 4,743 (22.51%) Java
6 4,560 (21.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 3,925 (18.63%) JavaScript
8 3,895 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
9 3,837 (18.21%) C#
10 3,734 (17.72%) Software Engineering
11 3,348 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
12 3,347 (15.88%) Microsoft
13 3,170 (15.04%) .NET
14 3,114 (14.78%) HTML
15 2,971 (14.10%) Python
16 2,778 (13.18%) SQL Server
17 2,711 (12.87%) Linux
18 2,696 (12.79%) Mathematics
19 2,561 (12.15%) Windows
20 2,529 (12.00%) CSS
21 2,341 (11.11%) C++
22 2,306 (10.94%) Project Management
23 2,110 (10.01%) Analytics
24 1,922 (9.12%) Scrum
25 1,912 (9.07%) OO
26 1,821 (8.64%) AngularJS
27 1,760 (8.35%) SDLC
28 1,720 (8.16%) Oracle
29 1,667 (7.91%) TDD
30 1,666 (7.91%) ITIL

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
1 477 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 458 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 358 (1.70%) CMS
4 329 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 326 (1.55%) Apache
6 324 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 300 (1.42%) IIS
8 268 (1.27%) SAS
9 244 (1.16%) JBoss
10 234 (1.11%) MS Exchange
11 214 (1.02%) Confluence
12 165 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 157 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 115 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 106 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 101 (0.48%) nginx
17 97 (0.46%) OpenStack
18 95 (0.45%) Apache Solr
18 95 (0.45%) WordPress
19 80 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1,012 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 990 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 422 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 223 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 189 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 182 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 153 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
8 104 (0.49%) SPSS
9 100 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 89 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
11 81 (0.38%) InVision
12 74 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
13 34 (0.16%) Simulink
14 28 (0.13%) InDesign
15 25 (0.12%) Stata
16 23 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
17 19 (0.090%) AutoCAD
18 16 (0.076%) Weka
19 13 (0.062%) Acrobat
20 12 (0.057%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 167 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 56 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 46 (0.22%) Relativity
6 43 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 42 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 40 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 38 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 38 (0.18%) thinkFolio
10 33 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 32 (0.15%) Ringtail
12 30 (0.14%) Concordance
13 29 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
14 28 (0.13%) Magento
15 26 (0.12%) SAP BPC
16 23 (0.11%) SAP ERP
17 22 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
18 21 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 21 (0.100%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1,619 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1,542 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 732 (3.47%) SaaS
4 506 (2.40%) Office 365
5 301 (1.43%) PaaS
6 279 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 249 (1.18%) GitHub
8 233 (1.11%) IaaS
9 191 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 141 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 136 (0.65%) Google Analytics
12 120 (0.57%) npm
13 104 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 93 (0.44%) Serverless
15 75 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 57 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 54 (0.26%) AdWords
18 51 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 51 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
19 42 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 832 (3.95%) Firewall
2 593 (2.81%) Internet
3 505 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 457 (2.17%) DNS
5 412 (1.96%) WAN
6 381 (1.81%) Network Security
7 376 (1.78%) Wireless
8 358 (1.70%) LAN
9 330 (1.57%) HTTP
10 305 (1.45%) VPN
11 282 (1.34%) DHCP
12 191 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 173 (0.82%) SAN
14 167 (0.79%) MPLS
15 161 (0.76%) VoIP
16 145 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
17 135 (0.64%) VLAN
18 132 (0.63%) OSPF
19 125 (0.59%) Unified Communications
20 122 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,778 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 1,297 (6.16%) Big Data
3 1,026 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 893 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 871 (4.13%) MySQL
6 667 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 493 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 475 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 449 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 397 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
11 384 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 354 (1.68%) Power BI
13 296 (1.40%) Oracle Database
14 262 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 237 (1.12%) Blockchain
16 215 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 198 (0.94%) Data Mining
18 162 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
19 153 (0.73%) GIS
20 141 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,387 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 791 (3.75%) JIRA
3 726 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 661 (3.14%) Visual Studio
5 612 (2.90%) Selenium
6 482 (2.29%) Subversion
7 451 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 413 (1.96%) Maven
9 366 (1.74%) JUnit
10 269 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 252 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 214 (1.02%) gulp
13 203 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 184 (0.87%) Protractor
15 181 (0.86%) NUnit
15 181 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
16 164 (0.78%) Gradle
17 160 (0.76%) Jasmine
18 133 (0.63%) Mocha
19 128 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 5,519 (26.19%) Finance
2 1,615 (7.66%) Banking
3 1,552 (7.37%) Marketing
4 1,085 (5.15%) Retail
5 821 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 793 (3.76%) Investment Banking
7 687 (3.26%) Electronics
8 615 (2.92%) Manufacturing
9 556 (2.64%) Advertising
10 536 (2.54%) Legal
11 524 (2.49%) Financial Institution
12 523 (2.48%) Front Office
13 481 (2.28%) Games
14 333 (1.58%) Law
15 283 (1.34%) Automotive
16 242 (1.15%) German Language
17 200 (0.95%) French Language
18 180 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
19 164 (0.78%) Back Office
20 146 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6,177 (29.31%) Developer
2 2,930 (13.90%) Analyst
3 1,549 (7.35%) Graduate
4 1,506 (7.15%) Java Developer
4 1,506 (7.15%) Software Engineer
5 1,430 (6.79%) Consultant
6 1,200 (5.69%) Software Developer
7 1,119 (5.31%) Junior
8 1,100 (5.22%) Architect
9 1,034 (4.91%) .NET Developer
10 1,027 (4.87%) Senior Developer
11 962 (4.57%) C# Developer
12 820 (3.89%) Business Analyst
13 722 (3.43%) Graduate Developer
14 580 (2.75%) Junior Developer
15 538 (2.55%) Project Manager
16 500 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
17 403 (1.91%) Designer
18 396 (1.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 394 (1.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,170 (15.04%) .NET
2 3,114 (14.78%) HTML
3 2,529 (12.00%) CSS
4 1,821 (8.64%) AngularJS
5 1,571 (7.46%) Web Services
6 1,290 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 1,231 (5.84%) jQuery
8 1,128 (5.35%) HTML5
9 1,021 (4.85%) XML
10 1,013 (4.81%) Spring
11 802 (3.81%) React
12 799 (3.79%) REST
13 774 (3.67%) RESTful
14 669 (3.17%) Node.js
15 589 (2.80%) JSON
16 566 (2.69%) CSS3
17 534 (2.53%) .NET Framework
18 522 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 482 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
20 429 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7,807 (37.05%) Computer Science
2 3,348 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1,487 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1,290 (6.12%) User Experience
5 1,218 (5.78%) Management Information System
6 931 (4.42%) Algorithms
7 791 (3.75%) Data Centre
8 761 (3.61%) Fintech
9 552 (2.62%) Mobile App
10 551 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
11 509 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
12 503 (2.39%) Data Structures
13 416 (1.97%) Hedge funds
14 381 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
15 373 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 351 (1.67%) Derivative
17 332 (1.58%) Fixed Income
18 313 (1.49%) Equities
19 265 (1.26%) Driving Licence
20 263 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,711 (12.87%) Linux
2 2,561 (12.15%) Windows
3 868 (4.12%) Unix
4 865 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 427 (2.03%) Android
6 364 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 306 (1.45%) Windows 10
8 296 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 281 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 264 (1.25%) Windows 7
11 147 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 136 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 91 (0.43%) CentOS
14 89 (0.42%) Solaris
15 78 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 54 (0.26%) Debian
17 46 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 44 (0.21%) Ubuntu
19 41 (0.19%) Mac OS
20 38 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,555 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3,895 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
3 3,734 (17.72%) Software Engineering
4 2,696 (12.79%) Mathematics
5 2,306 (10.94%) Project Management
6 2,110 (10.01%) Analytics
7 1,922 (9.12%) Scrum
8 1,912 (9.07%) OO
9 1,760 (8.35%) SDLC
10 1,667 (7.91%) TDD
11 1,666 (7.91%) ITIL
12 1,565 (7.43%) MVC
13 1,482 (7.03%) Test Automation
14 1,362 (6.46%) DevOps
15 1,328 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
16 1,262 (5.99%) Mentoring
17 1,245 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
18 1,208 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,141 (5.41%) Web Development
20 1,016 (4.82%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,328 (25.28%) SQL
2 4,743 (22.51%) Java
3 3,925 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 3,837 (18.21%) C#
5 2,971 (14.10%) Python
6 2,341 (11.11%) C++
7 1,533 (7.28%) C
8 856 (4.06%) PHP
9 659 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 561 (2.66%) PowerShell
11 510 (2.42%) Perl
12 477 (2.26%) Scala
13 462 (2.19%) R
14 459 (2.18%) Ruby
15 389 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 384 (1.82%) Java 8
17 335 (1.59%) VBA
18 276 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 264 (1.25%) PL/SQL
20 255 (1.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4,560 (21.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1,037 (4.92%) Master's Degree
3 861 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 741 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 688 (3.26%) Numerate Degree
6 596 (2.83%) CISSP
7 520 (2.47%) PhD
8 502 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
9 382 (1.81%) MCSE
10 376 (1.78%) SC Cleared
11 346 (1.64%) CISM
12 313 (1.49%) PMI Certification
13 305 (1.45%) CCNA
14 289 (1.37%) ISEB
15 266 (1.26%) CCNP
16 262 (1.24%) DV Cleared
17 249 (1.18%) CISA
18 242 (1.15%) ISTQB
19 213 (1.01%) PMP
20 212 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,056 (5.01%) QA
2 444 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 394 (1.87%) SLA
4 297 (1.41%) GDPR
5 219 (1.04%) PMO
6 200 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 163 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 76 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 74 (0.35%) COBIT
10 69 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
11 66 (0.31%) MiFID
12 59 (0.28%) GCP
13 54 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 52 (0.25%) MISRA
15 40 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 26 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
16 26 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 26 (0.12%) ISO 13485
17 20 (0.095%) ISAE 3402
18 19 (0.090%) IFRS
System Software
1 944 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 671 (3.18%) Docker
3 550 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 364 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 220 (1.04%) Firmware
6 190 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 139 (0.66%) XenApp
8 116 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 111 (0.53%) vSphere
10 100 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 95 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 91 (0.43%) HDFS
13 69 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
14 29 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 28 (0.13%) Apache Flume
16 26 (0.12%) VMware NSX
17 25 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 25 (0.12%) Ceph
17 25 (0.12%) Xen
18 23 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 350 (1.66%) Ansible
2 317 (1.50%) Puppet
3 287 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 257 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 204 (0.97%) SCCM
6 95 (0.45%) Terraform
7 88 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 81 (0.38%) Salt
9 79 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 71 (0.34%) SCVMM
11 66 (0.31%) SCOrch
12 64 (0.30%) Nagios
13 63 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 61 (0.29%) AirWatch
15 57 (0.27%) SCOM
16 53 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
17 52 (0.25%) Nessus
18 50 (0.24%) Kibana
19 39 (0.19%) vCenter Server
20 36 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3,347 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 1,720 (8.16%) Oracle
3 921 (4.37%) VMware
4 672 (3.19%) Cisco
5 630 (2.99%) Google
6 559 (2.65%) SAP
7 468 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 468 (2.22%) Tableau
8 401 (1.90%) Citrix
9 359 (1.70%) Adobe
10 283 (1.34%) IBM
11 279 (1.32%) Splunk
12 238 (1.13%) EMC
13 230 (1.09%) HP
14 215 (1.02%) NetApp
15 208 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 184 (0.87%) F5
17 183 (0.87%) Dell
18 177 (0.84%) CheckPoint
19 144 (0.68%) Apple