Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 9,199 17,072 20,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.05% 11.85% 11.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.82% 47.98% 50.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,034 12,343 15,772
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +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 19,648 35,581 41,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 24.70% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14,378 25,416 31,129
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +5.95%

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 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 -4 8,503 £50,000 - 978
UK excluding London -4 5,184 £46,000 +8.24% 707
London -2 3,827 £60,000 - 344
South East -4 2,004 £47,500 +5.56% 165
North of England -7 858 £45,000 +12.50% 127
Midlands -5 642 £47,500 +14.41% 129
South West -2 633 £45,000 +12.50% 69
East of England -2 543 £45,000 -5.26% 141
North West -1 537 £47,500 +12.32% 70
West Midlands -6 388 £47,500 +11.76% 83
Work from Home -3 367 £45,000 -14.29% 76
Scotland -11 276 £43,500 +8.75% 48
East Midlands -2 247 £47,500 +15.85% 46
Yorkshire -6 215 £38,631 -3.42% 29
Wales 0 186 £42,500 +28.12% 19
North East 0 106 £46,000 +22.67% 28
Northern Ireland +7 65 £45,000 +23.29% 9
Isle of Man - 9 £42,250 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 3,522 (38.29%) Computer Science
2 2,799 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2,359 (25.64%) SQL
4 2,273 (24.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 2,188 (23.79%) Finance
6 1,796 (19.52%) C#
7 1,687 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
8 1,649 (17.93%) Python
9 1,627 (17.69%) Java
10 1,565 (17.01%) Software Engineering
11 1,558 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
12 1,528 (16.61%) JavaScript
13 1,392 (15.13%) Microsoft
14 1,363 (14.82%) .NET
15 1,156 (12.57%) SQL Server
16 1,146 (12.46%) Azure
16 1,146 (12.46%) Analytics
17 1,119 (12.16%) Mathematics
18 1,108 (12.04%) Windows
19 1,059 (11.51%) Project Management
20 1,035 (11.25%) HTML
21 1,024 (11.13%) AWS
22 915 (9.95%) Linux
23 901 (9.79%) C++
24 867 (9.42%) CSS
25 845 (9.19%) Scrum
26 830 (9.02%) Git (software)
27 822 (8.94%) DevOps
28 759 (8.25%) Oracle
29 710 (7.72%) 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
1 251 (2.73%) Apache Spark
2 165 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 160 (1.74%) Confluence
4 147 (1.60%) IIS
5 134 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 118 (1.28%) Apache
7 85 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 75 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 62 (0.67%) CMS
10 55 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 47 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 35 (0.38%) SAS
13 33 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
14 32 (0.35%) Jupyter
15 29 (0.32%) ArcGIS
16 28 (0.30%) Apache Solr
17 27 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 26 (0.28%) JBoss
19 24 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 24 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 423 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 380 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 159 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (0.52%) Sketch
7 44 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 36 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.37%) InVision
10 26 (0.28%) Simulink
11 22 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 21 (0.23%) Adobe XD
13 20 (0.22%) SPSS
14 13 (0.14%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
16 8 (0.087%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.087%) InDesign
16 8 (0.087%) OrCAD
17 7 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
17 7 (0.076%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 59 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 39 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (0.28%) Magento
5 26 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 26 (0.28%) Shopify
6 21 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 20 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 19 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 17 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
10 17 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (0.17%) SAP SD
12 15 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,146 (12.46%) Azure
2 1,024 (11.13%) AWS
3 400 (4.35%) SaaS
4 336 (3.65%) Office 365
5 271 (2.95%) GCP
6 239 (2.60%) Power Platform
7 168 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 116 (1.26%) PaaS
9 112 (1.22%) GitHub
10 111 (1.21%) Serverless
11 97 (1.05%) IaaS
12 89 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
13 73 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 67 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
15 64 (0.70%) Amazon S3
15 64 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
16 45 (0.49%) OpenShift
17 42 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
18 39 (0.42%) Slack
19 33 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 418 (4.54%) Firewall
2 239 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 218 (2.37%) Internet
4 214 (2.33%) WAN
5 210 (2.28%) LAN
6 204 (2.22%) DNS
7 181 (1.97%) VPN
8 150 (1.63%) Wireless
9 146 (1.59%) Network Security
10 112 (1.22%) VoIP
11 106 (1.15%) DHCP
11 106 (1.15%) SAN
12 94 (1.02%) HTTP
13 73 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
14 72 (0.78%) BGP
15 65 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
16 58 (0.63%) Ethernet
16 58 (0.63%) MPLS
17 56 (0.61%) SSL
18 54 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,156 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 484 (5.26%) Big Data
3 438 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 315 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 313 (3.40%) MySQL
6 253 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 252 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 234 (2.54%) Power BI
9 232 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
10 220 (2.39%) MongoDB
11 212 (2.30%) Data Lake
12 205 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 167 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
13 167 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 141 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 93 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 91 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
17 85 (0.92%) Data Mining
17 85 (0.92%) GIS
18 76 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 830 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 411 (4.47%) JIRA
3 356 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 266 (2.89%) Selenium
5 225 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 160 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 145 (1.58%) Subversion
8 121 (1.32%) Eclipse
9 97 (1.05%) Maven
10 94 (1.02%) SoapUI
11 81 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 80 (0.87%) Bitbucket
13 69 (0.75%) JUnit
14 65 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 56 (0.61%) webpack
16 53 (0.58%) WebDriver
17 49 (0.53%) HP UFT
18 45 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
19 43 (0.47%) GitLab
19 43 (0.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,188 (23.79%) Finance
2 562 (6.11%) Marketing
3 418 (4.54%) Retail
4 357 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 314 (3.41%) Legal
6 290 (3.15%) Banking
7 249 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 227 (2.47%) Public Sector
9 207 (2.25%) Games
10 201 (2.19%) Electronics
11 200 (2.17%) Aerospace
12 185 (2.01%) Law
13 169 (1.84%) Advertising
14 155 (1.68%) Front Office
15 127 (1.38%) Military
16 105 (1.14%) Back Office
17 83 (0.90%) Investment Banking
18 74 (0.80%) Financial Institution
19 72 (0.78%) Automotive
19 72 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,466 (26.81%) Developer
2 1,227 (13.34%) Analyst
3 739 (8.03%) Software Engineer
4 543 (5.90%) Graduate
5 529 (5.75%) Junior
6 510 (5.54%) Consultant
7 480 (5.22%) Software Developer
8 477 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 426 (4.63%) Java Developer
10 407 (4.42%) Architect
11 387 (4.21%) .NET Developer
12 370 (4.02%) C# Developer
13 302 (3.28%) Junior Developer
14 268 (2.91%) Data Analyst
15 265 (2.88%) Graduate Developer
16 259 (2.82%) Project Manager
17 213 (2.32%) Business Analyst
18 191 (2.08%) Support Analyst
19 183 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
20 181 (1.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,363 (14.82%) .NET
2 1,035 (11.25%) HTML
3 867 (9.42%) CSS
4 665 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 536 (5.83%) Web Services
6 490 (5.33%) React
7 408 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 339 (3.69%) XML
9 331 (3.60%) HTML5
10 324 (3.52%) .NET Framework
11 315 (3.42%) .NET Core
12 307 (3.34%) REST
13 275 (2.99%) RESTful
14 270 (2.94%) jQuery
15 268 (2.91%) Node.js
16 263 (2.86%) Spring
17 189 (2.05%) JSON
18 186 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
19 179 (1.95%) Vue.js
20 176 (1.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,558 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 637 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 541 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 486 (5.28%) User Experience
5 366 (3.98%) Algorithms
6 237 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 236 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 207 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 205 (2.23%) Virtual Team
10 175 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
11 156 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 138 (1.50%) Data Structures
13 106 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 104 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 104 (1.13%) Robotics
15 95 (1.03%) Derivative
16 82 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
17 77 (0.84%) Driving Licence
17 77 (0.84%) Social Media
18 75 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,108 (12.04%) Windows
2 915 (9.95%) Linux
3 304 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 282 (3.07%) Unix
5 225 (2.45%) Android
6 219 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 141 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 124 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 104 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
10 84 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 80 (0.87%) CentOS
12 50 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 43 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 29 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
17 27 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.25%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.24%) OS/400
20 20 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,522 (38.29%) Computer Science
2 2,799 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,687 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
4 1,565 (17.01%) Software Engineering
5 1,146 (12.46%) Analytics
6 1,119 (12.16%) Mathematics
7 1,059 (11.51%) Project Management
8 845 (9.19%) Scrum
9 822 (8.94%) DevOps
10 710 (7.72%) Test Automation
11 668 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
12 636 (6.91%) ITIL
13 630 (6.85%) OO
14 623 (6.77%) Mentoring
15 606 (6.59%) SDLC
16 595 (6.47%) Machine Learning
17 591 (6.42%) Data Analysis
18 506 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
19 498 (5.41%) TDD
20 489 (5.32%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,359 (25.64%) SQL
2 1,796 (19.52%) C#
3 1,649 (17.93%) Python
4 1,627 (17.69%) Java
5 1,528 (16.61%) JavaScript
6 901 (9.79%) C++
7 671 (7.29%) C
8 298 (3.24%) PHP
9 284 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 250 (2.72%) R
11 243 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 212 (2.30%) Scala
13 205 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 196 (2.13%) TypeScript
15 154 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 135 (1.47%) MATLAB
17 124 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 113 (1.23%) Ruby
19 108 (1.17%) Perl
19 108 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,273 (24.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 485 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 435 (4.73%) Master's Degree
4 257 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 256 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 238 (2.59%) CISSP
7 237 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 226 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
9 159 (1.73%) DV Cleared
10 140 (1.52%) CISM
11 139 (1.51%) PhD
12 128 (1.39%) CCNP
12 128 (1.39%) MCSE
13 127 (1.38%) HND
14 124 (1.35%) CCNA
15 110 (1.20%) ISTQB
16 100 (1.09%) HNC
17 93 (1.01%) CISA
17 93 (1.01%) PMI Certification
18 85 (0.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 529 (5.75%) QA
2 188 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 181 (1.97%) GDPR
4 132 (1.43%) SLA
5 120 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 97 (1.05%) GAAP
7 76 (0.83%) PMO
8 64 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 50 (0.54%) NIST
10 34 (0.37%) COBIT
11 26 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 26 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (0.22%) Def Stans
13 19 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 19 (0.21%) NCSC
14 15 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 14 (0.15%) ISO 22301
16 13 (0.14%) GxP
17 11 (0.12%) ISO 13485
17 11 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 543 (5.90%) Docker
2 455 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 277 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 165 (1.79%) Firmware
5 145 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 49 (0.53%) vSphere
7 40 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.29%) HDFS
10 26 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 25 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 24 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 21 (0.23%) XenApp
14 14 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.13%) KVM
15 12 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.076%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.076%) XenDesktop
17 6 (0.065%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 329 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 200 (2.17%) Ansible
3 153 (1.66%) Puppet
4 129 (1.40%) Terraform
5 107 (1.16%) SCCM
6 91 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (0.40%) Salt
8 36 (0.39%) SCOM
9 34 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 31 (0.34%) Kibana
11 30 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 24 (0.26%) Prometheus
13 22 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
13 22 (0.24%) Icinga
14 21 (0.23%) Packer
15 19 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
15 19 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
16 18 (0.20%) SCVMM
17 16 (0.17%) Grafana
17 16 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1,392 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 759 (8.25%) Oracle
3 392 (4.26%) Tableau
4 351 (3.82%) VMware
5 309 (3.36%) Cisco
6 278 (3.02%) Google
7 276 (3.00%) SAP
8 206 (2.24%) Cadence
9 199 (2.16%) Blue Prism
9 199 (2.16%) Teradata
9 199 (2.16%) UiPath
10 196 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 194 (2.11%) Automation Anywhere
12 185 (2.01%) Alteryx
13 130 (1.41%) IBM
14 121 (1.32%) HP
15 107 (1.16%) Citrix
16 105 (1.14%) Adobe
17 102 (1.11%) ServiceNow
18 74 (0.80%) Apple