Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 23115 24209 30853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 12.82% 14.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.18% 48.91% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17408 19754 24558
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21810 £47,500 +5.56% 1815
UK excluding London 0 12485 £40,000 - 1150
London -1 10215 £55,000 - 742
South East -1 4199 £42,500 - 303
North of England +2 2304 £40,000 - 245
East of England +5 2136 £45,000 +5.88% 271
Midlands 0 1529 £35,000 - 139
North West +1 1423 £42,000 +5.00% 124
South West 0 1390 £40,000 -0.04% 111
West Midlands -3 998 £35,000 - 79
Scotland -4 758 £40,000 - 55
Yorkshire -10 663 £39,250 -1.88% 83
East Midlands -1 548 £35,000 -6.67% 60
North East +7 218 £42,250 +5.63% 38
Wales -5 196 £35,000 - 20
Northern Ireland -6 104 £40,000 - 6
Channel Islands +5 5 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man -8 3 £25,000 -41.18%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9239 (39.97%) Computer Science
2 6808 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 6051 (26.18%) Finance
4 5460 (23.62%) SQL
5 5219 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 5026 (21.74%) Java
7 4250 (18.39%) C#
8 4147 (17.94%) JavaScript
9 4112 (17.79%) Software Engineering
10 3923 (16.97%) Microsoft
11 3563 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
12 3510 (15.18%) .NET
13 3394 (14.68%) HTML
14 3102 (13.42%) Windows
15 3092 (13.38%) SQL Server
16 3091 (13.37%) Linux
17 3031 (13.11%) Python
18 2961 (12.81%) Mathematics
19 2845 (12.31%) C++
20 2782 (12.04%) CSS
21 2442 (10.56%) Scrum
22 2428 (10.50%) Project Management
23 2128 (9.21%) Banking
24 2090 (9.04%) OO
25 1938 (8.38%) Oracle
26 1936 (8.38%) SDLC
27 1855 (8.03%) Analytics
28 1822 (7.88%) C
29 1750 (7.57%) TDD
30 1731 (7.49%) 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
1 580 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 440 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 369 (1.60%) SAS
4 348 (1.51%) CMS
5 333 (1.44%) IIS
6 325 (1.41%) MS Exchange
7 324 (1.40%) Apache
8 273 (1.18%) Confluence
9 253 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 235 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 170 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 146 (0.63%) JBoss
13 139 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 126 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 108 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 102 (0.44%) WordPress
17 95 (0.41%) nginx
18 93 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
19 83 (0.36%) Apache Solr
20 77 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1149 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1054 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 386 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 251 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 188 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 136 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 117 (0.51%) SPSS
8 114 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 107 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
10 77 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 53 (0.23%) Simulink
12 42 (0.18%) InVision
13 35 (0.15%) AutoCAD
14 33 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
15 25 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
16 17 (0.074%) Acrobat
16 17 (0.074%) InDesign
17 13 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
18 12 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
18 12 (0.052%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 207 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 162 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 135 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 84 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 77 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 72 (0.31%) Magento
7 70 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 68 (0.29%) SAP BPC
9 62 (0.27%) SAP SD
10 60 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 55 (0.24%) SAP HCM
12 53 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 53 (0.23%) NetSuite
13 51 (0.22%) SAP MM
14 49 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
15 43 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
16 41 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 40 (0.17%) SAP SCM
18 30 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
19 29 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1451 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1093 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 752 (3.25%) SaaS
4 486 (2.10%) Office 365
5 273 (1.18%) GitHub
6 224 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 217 (0.94%) PaaS
8 183 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 161 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 136 (0.59%) IaaS
11 86 (0.37%) AdWords
12 83 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 82 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 75 (0.32%) npm
15 72 (0.31%) Amazon S3
16 67 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
17 57 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
18 49 (0.21%) OpenShift
19 46 (0.20%) Serverless
20 39 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 851 (3.68%) Firewall
2 626 (2.71%) Internet
3 529 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 457 (1.98%) DNS
5 425 (1.84%) VPN
6 415 (1.80%) WAN
7 400 (1.73%) Wireless
8 378 (1.64%) LAN
9 336 (1.45%) DHCP
10 318 (1.38%) Network Security
11 278 (1.20%) HTTP
12 224 (0.97%) Ethernet
13 217 (0.94%) SAN
14 195 (0.84%) BGP
15 178 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 177 (0.77%) MPLS
17 176 (0.76%) OSPF
18 174 (0.75%) VoIP
19 169 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
20 164 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3092 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 1048 (4.53%) Relational Database
3 986 (4.27%) MySQL
4 980 (4.24%) Big Data
5 813 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 593 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 589 (2.55%) MongoDB
8 558 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 548 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 542 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
11 465 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 328 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
13 319 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 296 (1.28%) Power BI
15 294 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 251 (1.09%) Data Mining
17 228 (0.99%) QlikView
18 221 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
19 216 (0.93%) GIS
20 210 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1423 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 885 (3.83%) JIRA
3 791 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 693 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 687 (2.97%) Selenium
6 537 (2.32%) Subversion
7 422 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 415 (1.80%) JUnit
9 350 (1.51%) Maven
10 296 (1.28%) Cucumber
11 258 (1.12%) Eclipse
12 232 (1.00%) NUnit
13 190 (0.82%) WebDriver
14 171 (0.74%) TeamCity
15 167 (0.72%) Mercurial
16 160 (0.69%) Jasmine
17 151 (0.65%) gulp
18 150 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 132 (0.57%) Protractor
20 127 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 6051 (26.18%) Finance
2 2128 (9.21%) Banking
3 1677 (7.26%) Marketing
4 1233 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 1210 (5.23%) Retail
6 1037 (4.49%) Telecoms
7 933 (4.04%) Electronics
8 914 (3.95%) Retail Banking
9 800 (3.46%) Manufacturing
10 660 (2.86%) Legal
11 542 (2.34%) Games
12 496 (2.15%) Front Office
13 420 (1.82%) Automotive
14 386 (1.67%) Advertising
15 298 (1.29%) Financial Institution
16 222 (0.96%) Publishing
17 201 (0.87%) Back Office
18 192 (0.83%) Law
19 177 (0.77%) German Language
20 175 (0.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6778 (29.32%) Developer
2 3292 (14.24%) Analyst
3 2057 (8.90%) Software Engineer
4 1899 (8.22%) Graduate
5 1695 (7.33%) Consultant
6 1515 (6.55%) Java Developer
7 1439 (6.23%) Software Developer
8 1415 (6.12%) Junior
9 1306 (5.65%) C# Developer
10 1219 (5.27%) .NET Developer
11 1098 (4.75%) Senior Developer
12 1069 (4.62%) Architect
13 973 (4.21%) Business Analyst
14 909 (3.93%) Graduate Developer
15 798 (3.45%) Junior Developer
16 698 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
17 629 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
18 574 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
19 534 (2.31%) Project Manager
20 474 (2.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3510 (15.18%) .NET
2 3394 (14.68%) HTML
3 2782 (12.04%) CSS
4 1652 (7.15%) AngularJS
5 1553 (6.72%) ASP.NET
6 1479 (6.40%) Web Services
7 1295 (5.60%) jQuery
8 1240 (5.36%) XML
9 1204 (5.21%) HTML5
10 984 (4.26%) REST
11 977 (4.23%) Spring
12 766 (3.31%) RESTful
13 735 (3.18%) React
14 732 (3.17%) Node.js
15 713 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 694 (3.00%) .NET Framework
17 587 (2.54%) SOAP
18 568 (2.46%) CSS3
19 530 (2.29%) WCF
20 525 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9239 (39.97%) Computer Science
2 3563 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1475 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1118 (4.84%) User Experience
5 1029 (4.45%) Algorithms
6 584 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 574 (2.48%) Fintech
8 509 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 477 (2.06%) Data Centre
10 389 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 361 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 330 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 297 (1.28%) Social Media
14 289 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 281 (1.22%) Derivative
16 238 (1.03%) Client/Server
17 232 (1.00%) Fixed Income
18 219 (0.95%) Virtual Team
19 205 (0.89%) Driving Licence
20 187 (0.81%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3102 (13.42%) Windows
2 3091 (13.37%) Linux
3 1129 (4.88%) Unix
4 847 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 634 (2.74%) Android
6 519 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 397 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 363 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 358 (1.55%) Windows 7
10 293 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 141 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 129 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 120 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 106 (0.46%) CentOS
15 95 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 88 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
17 79 (0.34%) Solaris
18 76 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 75 (0.32%) Windows XP
20 70 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6808 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4112 (17.79%) Software Engineering
3 2961 (12.81%) Mathematics
4 2442 (10.56%) Scrum
5 2428 (10.50%) Project Management
6 2090 (9.04%) OO
7 1936 (8.38%) SDLC
8 1855 (8.03%) Analytics
9 1750 (7.57%) TDD
10 1731 (7.49%) Test Automation
11 1716 (7.42%) MVC
12 1669 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
13 1423 (6.16%) ITIL
14 1375 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 1311 (5.67%) Asset Management
16 1220 (5.28%) Web Development
17 1194 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
18 1122 (4.85%) DevOps
19 1079 (4.67%) Physics
20 1044 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5460 (23.62%) SQL
2 5026 (21.74%) Java
3 4250 (18.39%) C#
4 4147 (17.94%) JavaScript
5 3031 (13.11%) Python
6 2845 (12.31%) C++
7 1822 (7.88%) C
8 864 (3.74%) PHP
9 734 (3.18%) R
10 704 (3.05%) T-SQL
11 579 (2.50%) Perl
12 519 (2.25%) Ruby
13 504 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 466 (2.02%) Scala
15 337 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 336 (1.45%) VB.NET
17 335 (1.45%) Shell Script
18 320 (1.38%) Bash Shell
19 300 (1.30%) MATLAB
20 293 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5219 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
2 980 (4.24%) Master's Degree
3 808 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 724 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
5 704 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 589 (2.55%) PhD
7 539 (2.33%) CISSP
8 464 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 442 (1.91%) ISEB
10 441 (1.91%) SC Cleared
11 394 (1.70%) CISM
12 374 (1.62%) ISTQB
13 299 (1.29%) PMI Certification
14 293 (1.27%) CCNA
15 282 (1.22%) MCSE
16 256 (1.11%) DV Cleared
17 236 (1.02%) CISA
18 207 (0.90%) PMP
19 203 (0.88%) CCNP
20 198 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1614 (6.98%) QA
2 411 (1.78%) SLA
3 360 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 300 (1.30%) PMO
5 229 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 166 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 141 (0.61%) GDPR
8 88 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 80 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 73 (0.32%) COBIT
11 71 (0.31%) MiFID
12 66 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 51 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
14 35 (0.15%) MISRA
15 34 (0.15%) ISO 13485
16 31 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
17 24 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 24 (0.10%) IEC 61508
18 23 (0.100%) IEC 62304
19 22 (0.095%) DO-178B
System Software
1 879 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 573 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 561 (2.43%) Docker
4 308 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 272 (1.18%) Firmware
6 158 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 142 (0.61%) XenApp
8 103 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 94 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 92 (0.40%) vSphere
11 59 (0.26%) HDFS
12 55 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 40 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 40 (0.17%) XenServer
14 37 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 34 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 28 (0.12%) Xen
17 27 (0.12%) iptables
18 26 (0.11%) Ceph
19 22 (0.095%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 364 (1.57%) Puppet
2 343 (1.48%) Ansible
3 276 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 226 (0.98%) SCCM
5 150 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 102 (0.44%) Nagios
7 93 (0.40%) SCOM
8 78 (0.34%) Terraform
9 73 (0.32%) Nessus
10 65 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 52 (0.22%) QRadar
12 48 (0.21%) Mesos
13 43 (0.19%) CSIRT
14 36 (0.16%) Salt
14 36 (0.16%) ZABBIX
15 35 (0.15%) Cacti
16 31 (0.13%) Opsview
17 30 (0.13%) NetBackup
18 29 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 29 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3923 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 1938 (8.38%) Oracle
3 1177 (5.09%) SAP
4 853 (3.69%) VMware
5 646 (2.79%) Cisco
6 604 (2.61%) Google
7 460 (1.99%) Tableau
8 386 (1.67%) Citrix
9 335 (1.45%) Adobe
10 320 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 271 (1.17%) HP
12 260 (1.12%) IBM
13 213 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 150 (0.65%) Juniper
15 140 (0.61%) Dell
16 135 (0.58%) Splunk
17 126 (0.55%) Sitecore
18 123 (0.53%) Cadence
19 121 (0.52%) Cognos
20 118 (0.51%) ServiceNow