Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 22491 24858 30619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 12.95% 14.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.03% 49.15% 51.31%
Number of salaries quoted 16868 20291 24362
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 42411 50574 59670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32595 40691 47603
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 21212 £45,500 +1.11% 2146
UK excluding London -1 12059 £40,000 - 1174
London -1 10054 £55,000 - 1042
South East -1 3947 £42,500 - 311
North of England +2 2277 £40,000 - 250
East of England +1 1987 £42,500 - 263
Midlands -2 1515 £35,000 - 142
South West +1 1422 £40,000 -1.23% 134
North West +1 1413 £41,000 +2.50% 153
West Midlands -2 1017 £35,000 - 83
Scotland -4 774 £40,000 -1.23% 50
Yorkshire -9 688 £40,000 - 76
East Midlands -1 529 £35,000 -2.78% 59
Wales -2 188 £37,500 +7.14% 17
North East +2 176 £40,000 - 21
Northern Ireland -7 93 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Isle of Man 0 6 £25,000 -41.18%
Channel Islands +2 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, 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 8837 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 6503 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6065 (26.97%) Finance
4 5396 (23.99%) SQL
5 5037 (22.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4821 (21.44%) Java
7 4200 (18.67%) C#
8 4064 (18.07%) JavaScript
9 3929 (17.47%) Software Engineering
10 3889 (17.29%) Microsoft
11 3529 (15.69%) .NET
12 3517 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
13 3408 (15.15%) HTML
14 3134 (13.93%) SQL Server
15 3055 (13.58%) Windows
16 2995 (13.32%) Linux
17 2797 (12.44%) CSS
18 2741 (12.19%) Python
19 2726 (12.12%) Mathematics
20 2710 (12.05%) C++
21 2457 (10.92%) Project Management
22 2340 (10.40%) Scrum
23 2103 (9.35%) Banking
24 2087 (9.28%) OO
25 2023 (8.99%) Retail
26 1960 (8.71%) Oracle
27 1905 (8.47%) SDLC
28 1775 (7.89%) Analytics
29 1745 (7.76%) C
30 1725 (7.67%) Business Intelligence

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
1 626 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 403 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 351 (1.56%) CMS
4 348 (1.55%) SAS
5 332 (1.48%) MS Exchange
6 330 (1.47%) IIS
7 313 (1.39%) Apache
8 266 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 261 (1.16%) Confluence
10 204 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 174 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 153 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 149 (0.66%) JBoss
14 143 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
15 127 (0.56%) WebSphere
16 94 (0.42%) WordPress
17 90 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
18 85 (0.38%) WebLogic
19 80 (0.36%) nginx
20 79 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1120 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1023 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 410 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 252 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 183 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 121 (0.54%) SPSS
7 110 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 107 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 91 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 77 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 48 (0.21%) Simulink
12 39 (0.17%) InVision
13 32 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
14 31 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
15 30 (0.13%) AutoCAD
16 15 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
17 13 (0.058%) Acrobat
17 13 (0.058%) FrameMaker
18 12 (0.053%) InDesign
18 12 (0.053%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 226 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 137 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 129 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 76 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 66 (0.29%) Magento
6 63 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 60 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 58 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 56 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 53 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 52 (0.23%) SAP SD
12 50 (0.22%) SAP MM
13 48 (0.21%) SAP HCM
14 47 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
15 44 (0.20%) NetSuite
16 42 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
17 39 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
18 36 (0.16%) SAP SCM
19 35 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
20 32 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1382 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1036 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 674 (3.00%) SaaS
4 482 (2.14%) Office 365
5 289 (1.28%) GitHub
6 204 (0.91%) PaaS
7 201 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 162 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 155 (0.69%) Google Analytics
10 134 (0.60%) IaaS
11 91 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 75 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
13 74 (0.33%) npm
14 69 (0.31%) Amazon S3
15 62 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
16 59 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
17 51 (0.23%) AdWords
18 45 (0.20%) OpenShift
19 42 (0.19%) Serverless
20 41 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 832 (3.70%) Firewall
2 575 (2.56%) Internet
3 494 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 483 (2.15%) DNS
5 438 (1.95%) VPN
6 429 (1.91%) WAN
7 409 (1.82%) LAN
8 402 (1.79%) Wireless
9 355 (1.58%) DHCP
10 297 (1.32%) Network Security
11 273 (1.21%) HTTP
12 227 (1.01%) SAN
13 213 (0.95%) Ethernet
14 190 (0.84%) BGP
15 175 (0.78%) MPLS
15 175 (0.78%) VoIP
16 172 (0.76%) OSPF
17 165 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
18 160 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
19 154 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3134 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 1096 (4.87%) Relational Database
3 984 (4.38%) MySQL
4 849 (3.77%) Big Data
5 748 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 579 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 548 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 533 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 519 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 505 (2.25%) Hadoop
11 464 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 339 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 304 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
14 285 (1.27%) Power BI
15 263 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 233 (1.04%) QlikView
17 225 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 214 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
19 213 (0.95%) Data Mining
20 195 (0.87%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1388 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 871 (3.87%) JIRA
3 777 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 664 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 663 (2.95%) Selenium
6 564 (2.51%) Subversion
7 418 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 393 (1.75%) JUnit
9 348 (1.55%) Maven
10 275 (1.22%) Cucumber
11 251 (1.12%) Eclipse
12 230 (1.02%) NUnit
13 190 (0.84%) TeamCity
14 177 (0.79%) WebDriver
15 153 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 149 (0.66%) Jasmine
17 145 (0.64%) Mercurial
18 132 (0.59%) gulp
18 132 (0.59%) Protractor
19 124 (0.55%) TestNG
General
1 6065 (26.97%) Finance
2 2103 (9.35%) Banking
3 2023 (8.99%) Retail
4 1665 (7.40%) Marketing
5 1274 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 1050 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 942 (4.19%) Retail Banking
8 883 (3.93%) Electronics
9 769 (3.42%) Manufacturing
10 733 (3.26%) Legal
11 520 (2.31%) Games
12 472 (2.10%) Front Office
13 394 (1.75%) Automotive
14 370 (1.65%) Advertising
15 312 (1.39%) Financial Institution
16 245 (1.09%) Publishing
17 191 (0.85%) Back Office
18 185 (0.82%) Law
19 175 (0.78%) Aerospace
20 158 (0.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6707 (29.82%) Developer
2 3206 (14.25%) Analyst
3 1906 (8.47%) Software Engineer
4 1879 (8.35%) Graduate
5 1660 (7.38%) Consultant
6 1457 (6.48%) Java Developer
7 1442 (6.41%) Software Developer
8 1386 (6.16%) Junior
9 1284 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 1271 (5.65%) .NET Developer
11 1043 (4.64%) Senior Developer
12 1028 (4.57%) Architect
13 1002 (4.46%) Business Analyst
14 927 (4.12%) Graduate Developer
15 822 (3.65%) Junior Developer
16 718 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
17 570 (2.53%) C++ Software Engineer
18 549 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
19 536 (2.38%) Project Manager
20 450 (2.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3529 (15.69%) .NET
2 3408 (15.15%) HTML
3 2797 (12.44%) CSS
4 1589 (7.07%) ASP.NET
5 1581 (7.03%) AngularJS
6 1513 (6.73%) Web Services
7 1293 (5.75%) XML
8 1288 (5.73%) jQuery
9 1184 (5.26%) HTML5
10 911 (4.05%) Spring
11 886 (3.94%) REST
12 724 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 696 (3.09%) React
13 696 (3.09%) RESTful
14 687 (3.05%) Node.js
15 682 (3.03%) .NET Framework
16 542 (2.41%) CSS3
16 542 (2.41%) SOAP
17 535 (2.38%) WCF
18 503 (2.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8837 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 3517 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1517 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 1171 (5.21%) User Experience
5 939 (4.18%) Algorithms
6 569 (2.53%) Fintech
7 565 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 479 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 460 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 356 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
11 343 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 342 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 278 (1.24%) Derivative
14 274 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 264 (1.17%) Social Media
16 217 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 216 (0.96%) Fixed Income
18 210 (0.93%) Driving Licence
19 185 (0.82%) Client/Server
20 179 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3055 (13.58%) Windows
2 2995 (13.32%) Linux
3 1131 (5.03%) Unix
4 797 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 664 (2.95%) Android
6 526 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 400 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 358 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 348 (1.55%) Windows 7
10 281 (1.25%) Windows 10
11 144 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 136 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 129 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 106 (0.47%) CentOS
15 97 (0.43%) Solaris
16 95 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 94 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 83 (0.37%) Mac OS
19 82 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
20 77 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6503 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 3929 (17.47%) Software Engineering
3 2726 (12.12%) Mathematics
4 2457 (10.92%) Project Management
5 2340 (10.40%) Scrum
6 2087 (9.28%) OO
7 1905 (8.47%) SDLC
8 1775 (7.89%) Analytics
9 1725 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
10 1692 (7.52%) MVC
10 1692 (7.52%) Test Automation
11 1661 (7.39%) TDD
12 1476 (6.56%) ITIL
13 1399 (6.22%) Mentoring
14 1369 (6.09%) Asset Management
15 1246 (5.54%) Web Development
16 1206 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
17 1090 (4.85%) DevOps
18 1010 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 1004 (4.46%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5396 (23.99%) SQL
2 4821 (21.44%) Java
3 4200 (18.67%) C#
4 4064 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 2741 (12.19%) Python
6 2710 (12.05%) C++
7 1745 (7.76%) C
8 875 (3.89%) PHP
9 732 (3.25%) T-SQL
10 710 (3.16%) R
11 556 (2.47%) Perl
12 500 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 484 (2.15%) Ruby
14 438 (1.95%) Scala
15 356 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 343 (1.53%) PL/SQL
17 338 (1.50%) VB.NET
18 332 (1.48%) VB
19 306 (1.36%) MATLAB
20 299 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5037 (22.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 945 (4.20%) Master's Degree
3 817 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 729 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 693 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
6 541 (2.41%) PhD
7 514 (2.29%) CISSP
8 465 (2.07%) ISEB
9 460 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 438 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
11 386 (1.72%) CISM
12 370 (1.65%) ISTQB
13 332 (1.48%) PMI Certification
14 274 (1.22%) MCSE
15 260 (1.16%) CCNA
15 260 (1.16%) CISA
16 256 (1.14%) DV Cleared
17 228 (1.01%) PMP
18 207 (0.92%) HND
19 195 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1539 (6.84%) QA
2 390 (1.73%) SLA
3 389 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 293 (1.30%) PMO
5 256 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 154 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 124 (0.55%) GDPR
8 93 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 82 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 69 (0.31%) MiFID
10 69 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 64 (0.28%) COBIT
12 47 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 31 (0.14%) MISRA
14 24 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
15 22 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 22 (0.098%) IEC 61508
16 21 (0.093%) GCP
17 20 (0.089%) DO-178B
18 19 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 841 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 611 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 531 (2.36%) Docker
4 291 (1.29%) Firmware
5 284 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 158 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 135 (0.60%) XenApp
8 101 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 98 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 97 (0.43%) vSphere
11 49 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 44 (0.20%) HDFS
13 38 (0.17%) XenServer
14 35 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 34 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
16 33 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
17 28 (0.12%) Xen
18 22 (0.098%) iptables
19 19 (0.084%) VMware NSX
20 18 (0.080%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 374 (1.66%) Puppet
2 341 (1.52%) Ansible
3 274 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 222 (0.99%) SCCM
5 140 (0.62%) Kubernetes
6 94 (0.42%) Nagios
7 91 (0.40%) SCOM
8 71 (0.32%) Nessus
9 63 (0.28%) Terraform
10 61 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 57 (0.25%) Mesos
12 39 (0.17%) QRadar
13 35 (0.16%) CSIRT
13 35 (0.16%) Opsview
14 33 (0.15%) ZABBIX
15 32 (0.14%) Cacti
15 32 (0.14%) Graphite
16 30 (0.13%) HAProxy
16 30 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 30 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3889 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 1960 (8.71%) Oracle
3 1118 (4.97%) SAP
4 887 (3.94%) VMware
5 637 (2.83%) Cisco
6 508 (2.26%) Google
7 445 (1.98%) Tableau
8 395 (1.76%) Citrix
9 338 (1.50%) Adobe
10 308 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 268 (1.19%) HP
12 265 (1.18%) IBM
13 221 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 148 (0.66%) Juniper
15 130 (0.58%) ServiceNow
15 130 (0.58%) Sitecore
16 128 (0.57%) Dell
17 127 (0.56%) Splunk
18 119 (0.53%) Cognizant
19 115 (0.51%) Cadence