Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 11,960 17,853 21,216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.21% 12.06% 11.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.67% 49.17% 50.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9,168 13,099 16,657
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,963 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25,087 36,306 41,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 24.52% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18,459 26,241 32,307
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,606
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.62% +2.66%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 11,041 £50,000 - 2,350
UK excluding London -2 6,767 £45,000 +5.88% 1,785
London -1 4,926 £59,000 -1.67% 760
South East -3 2,608 £47,500 +5.56% 473
North of England -8 1,100 £45,000 +5.88% 300
South West +2 858 £45,000 +17.84% 252
Midlands -7 837 £45,540 +13.85% 259
East of England -2 713 £45,711 -3.77% 307
North West -1 684 £45,000 - 148
West Midlands -7 500 £44,500 +4.71% 188
Work from Home -3 438 £47,500 -9.52% 104
Scotland -11 367 £42,500 +6.25% 113
East Midlands -3 331 £47,500 +18.75% 70
Yorkshire -15 297 £37,500 -6.25% 99
Wales +5 247 £42,500 +13.33% 63
North East -2 119 £46,500 +9.95% 53
Northern Ireland 0 66 £45,000 +34.33% 21
Isle of Man - 9 £42,250 -

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 4,473 (37.40%) Computer Science
2 3,579 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2,908 (24.31%) SQL
4 2,866 (23.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 2,731 (22.83%) Finance
6 2,301 (19.24%) C#
7 2,158 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
8 2,101 (17.57%) Python
9 2,070 (17.31%) JavaScript
10 2,035 (17.02%) Java
11 1,989 (16.63%) Software Engineering
12 1,867 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
13 1,778 (14.87%) .NET
14 1,776 (14.85%) Microsoft
15 1,457 (12.18%) Windows
16 1,432 (11.97%) HTML
17 1,402 (11.72%) SQL Server
18 1,398 (11.69%) Azure
19 1,383 (11.56%) Mathematics
19 1,383 (11.56%) Project Management
20 1,343 (11.23%) Analytics
21 1,261 (10.54%) Linux
22 1,250 (10.45%) AWS
23 1,232 (10.30%) CSS
24 1,167 (9.76%) C++
25 1,067 (8.92%) Git (software)
26 1,059 (8.85%) Scrum
27 986 (8.24%) DevOps
28 925 (7.73%) C
29 907 (7.58%) Oracle

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
1 291 (2.43%) Apache Spark
2 182 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 178 (1.49%) Confluence
3 178 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 165 (1.38%) IIS
5 145 (1.21%) Apache
6 108 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 102 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 91 (0.76%) CMS
9 73 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 56 (0.47%) SAS
10 56 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 38 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 37 (0.31%) Jupyter
13 36 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.29%) ArcGIS
14 35 (0.29%) WordPress
15 34 (0.28%) JBoss
16 31 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
17 26 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 507 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 503 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 206 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 59 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 59 (0.49%) Sketch
7 53 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.29%) InVision
9 33 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 27 (0.23%) SPSS
11 23 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 22 (0.18%) Simulink
13 20 (0.17%) Chatbot
14 19 (0.16%) Adobe XD
15 13 (0.11%) OrCAD
15 13 (0.11%) Zeplin
16 11 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 11 (0.092%) InDesign
17 10 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 70 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 37 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 35 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 34 (0.28%) SAP MM
8 33 (0.28%) Magento
9 31 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 23 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 23 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 23 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 22 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 21 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 21 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
12 21 (0.18%) SAP SD
12 21 (0.18%) Shopify
13 20 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
14 19 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 18 (0.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,398 (11.69%) Azure
2 1,250 (10.45%) AWS
3 479 (4.01%) SaaS
4 443 (3.70%) Office 365
5 326 (2.73%) Power Platform
6 313 (2.62%) GCP
7 210 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 152 (1.27%) GitHub
9 145 (1.21%) Serverless
10 133 (1.11%) PaaS
11 112 (0.94%) IaaS
12 96 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 94 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
14 78 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 78 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 74 (0.62%) Amazon S3
16 59 (0.49%) OpenShift
17 46 (0.38%) Force.com
18 45 (0.38%) G Suite
19 42 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 558 (4.67%) Firewall
2 325 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 315 (2.63%) Internet
4 303 (2.53%) WAN
5 286 (2.39%) LAN
6 280 (2.34%) DNS
7 238 (1.99%) VPN
8 216 (1.81%) Wireless
9 198 (1.66%) Network Security
10 188 (1.57%) VoIP
11 172 (1.44%) DHCP
12 137 (1.15%) SAN
13 123 (1.03%) HTTP
14 110 (0.92%) MPLS
15 109 (0.91%) BGP
16 88 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
17 81 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
18 80 (0.67%) OSPF
19 75 (0.63%) IPsec
20 72 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,402 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 586 (4.90%) Big Data
3 537 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 405 (3.39%) MySQL
5 384 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 320 (2.68%) Power BI
7 313 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 291 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 285 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 258 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 231 (1.93%) Data Lake
12 225 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 224 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 173 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
14 173 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 125 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 114 (0.95%) GIS
17 96 (0.80%) Data Mining
18 93 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
19 89 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,067 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 539 (4.51%) JIRA
3 461 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 322 (2.69%) Selenium
5 279 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 208 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 177 (1.48%) Subversion
8 147 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 116 (0.97%) Maven
10 100 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 90 (0.75%) JUnit
12 86 (0.72%) webpack
13 84 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 81 (0.68%) Bitbucket
15 72 (0.60%) WebDriver
16 70 (0.59%) TeamCity
17 60 (0.50%) gulp
17 60 (0.50%) Jasmine
18 59 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
19 58 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,731 (22.83%) Finance
2 769 (6.43%) Marketing
3 572 (4.78%) Retail
4 503 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 387 (3.24%) Legal
6 365 (3.05%) Banking
7 348 (2.91%) Electronics
8 331 (2.77%) Manufacturing
9 330 (2.76%) Public Sector
10 283 (2.37%) Aerospace
11 269 (2.25%) Games
12 252 (2.11%) Law
13 219 (1.83%) Advertising
14 199 (1.66%) Front Office
15 179 (1.50%) Military
16 114 (0.95%) Automotive
17 110 (0.92%) Back Office
18 100 (0.84%) Investment Banking
19 93 (0.78%) French Language
20 82 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,230 (27.01%) Developer
2 1,448 (12.11%) Analyst
3 969 (8.10%) Software Engineer
4 778 (6.51%) Graduate
5 744 (6.22%) Junior
6 697 (5.83%) Consultant
7 669 (5.59%) Software Developer
8 605 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 545 (4.56%) Architect
10 544 (4.55%) Java Developer
11 528 (4.41%) .NET Developer
12 500 (4.18%) C# Developer
13 441 (3.69%) Junior Developer
14 427 (3.57%) Graduate Developer
15 369 (3.09%) Project Manager
16 317 (2.65%) Data Analyst
17 254 (2.12%) C# .NET Developer
18 252 (2.11%) Business Analyst
19 229 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
20 224 (1.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,778 (14.87%) .NET
2 1,432 (11.97%) HTML
3 1,232 (10.30%) CSS
4 888 (7.42%) AngularJS
5 739 (6.18%) Web Services
6 659 (5.51%) React
7 595 (4.97%) ASP.NET
8 504 (4.21%) HTML5
9 416 (3.48%) REST
10 407 (3.40%) RESTful
11 386 (3.23%) .NET Framework
12 385 (3.22%) XML
13 370 (3.09%) Node.js
14 346 (2.89%) jQuery
15 341 (2.85%) .NET Core
16 338 (2.83%) Spring
17 287 (2.40%) CSS3
18 282 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
19 234 (1.96%) Vue.js
20 208 (1.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,867 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 816 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 708 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
4 652 (5.45%) User Experience
5 474 (3.96%) Algorithms
6 324 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 264 (2.21%) Data Centre
7 264 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 224 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 205 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 205 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 184 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 139 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 133 (1.11%) Robotics
13 121 (1.01%) Derivative
14 104 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
15 102 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 100 (0.84%) Driving Licence
17 98 (0.82%) Social Media
18 97 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,457 (12.18%) Windows
2 1,261 (10.54%) Linux
3 395 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 380 (3.18%) Unix
5 292 (2.44%) Android
6 285 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 205 (1.71%) Windows 10
8 129 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 108 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 104 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 99 (0.83%) CentOS
12 74 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 67 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 48 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
16 38 (0.32%) Mac OS
17 36 (0.30%) OS/400
18 34 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 30 (0.25%) Windows XP
20 28 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,473 (37.40%) Computer Science
2 3,579 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2,158 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
4 1,989 (16.63%) Software Engineering
5 1,383 (11.56%) Mathematics
5 1,383 (11.56%) Project Management
6 1,343 (11.23%) Analytics
7 1,059 (8.85%) Scrum
8 986 (8.24%) DevOps
9 850 (7.11%) Mentoring
10 842 (7.04%) Test Automation
11 825 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 823 (6.88%) ITIL
13 766 (6.40%) OO
14 760 (6.35%) SDLC
15 751 (6.28%) Machine Learning
16 687 (5.74%) Data Analysis
17 672 (5.62%) MVC
18 665 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
18 665 (5.56%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 2,908 (24.31%) SQL
2 2,301 (19.24%) C#
3 2,101 (17.57%) Python
4 2,070 (17.31%) JavaScript
5 2,035 (17.02%) Java
6 1,167 (9.76%) C++
7 925 (7.73%) C
8 417 (3.49%) PHP
9 357 (2.98%) PowerShell
10 340 (2.84%) R
11 283 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 261 (2.18%) Bash Shell
13 257 (2.15%) TypeScript
14 256 (2.14%) Scala
15 188 (1.57%) Shell Script
16 177 (1.48%) MATLAB
17 174 (1.45%) Ruby
18 151 (1.26%) PL/SQL
19 146 (1.22%) Embedded C
20 144 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,866 (23.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 594 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 521 (4.36%) Master's Degree
4 347 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 343 (2.87%) CISSP
6 336 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 309 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
8 297 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 210 (1.76%) CISM
10 208 (1.74%) PhD
11 205 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 184 (1.54%) CCNP
13 181 (1.51%) MCSE
14 177 (1.48%) HND
15 158 (1.32%) CCNA
16 124 (1.04%) PMI Certification
17 119 (0.99%) ISTQB
18 114 (0.95%) CISA
18 114 (0.95%) HNC
19 109 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (5.43%) QA
2 273 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (1.73%) GDPR
4 147 (1.23%) SLA
5 132 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 113 (0.94%) PMO
7 98 (0.82%) GAAP
8 94 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 59 (0.49%) NIST
10 46 (0.38%) NCSC
11 32 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
12 29 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 25 (0.21%) COBIT
14 24 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 22 (0.18%) Def Stans
15 22 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 22 (0.18%) ISO 22301
15 22 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 18 (0.15%) GxP
17 15 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 646 (5.40%) Docker
2 590 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 386 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (1.69%) Firmware
5 167 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 59 (0.49%) vSphere
7 42 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 35 (0.29%) XenApp
10 34 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 22 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 20 (0.17%) HDFS
13 19 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.12%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.092%) KVM
18 10 (0.084%) NFS
19 8 (0.067%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 385 (3.22%) Kubernetes
2 262 (2.19%) Ansible
3 209 (1.75%) Puppet
4 162 (1.35%) Terraform
5 142 (1.19%) SCCM
6 115 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (0.45%) Salt
8 43 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 40 (0.33%) SCOM
10 38 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
11 28 (0.23%) FortiGate
11 28 (0.23%) Packer
12 27 (0.23%) Icinga
12 27 (0.23%) Nessus
13 26 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
13 26 (0.22%) Prometheus
14 25 (0.21%) WSUS
15 24 (0.20%) Consul
15 24 (0.20%) Kibana
15 24 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,776 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 907 (7.58%) Oracle
3 493 (4.12%) VMware
4 439 (3.67%) Tableau
5 430 (3.60%) Cisco
6 375 (3.14%) Google
7 334 (2.79%) SAP
8 262 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
9 205 (1.71%) Cadence
10 196 (1.64%) UiPath
11 194 (1.62%) Blue Prism
11 194 (1.62%) Teradata
12 190 (1.59%) Alteryx
13 189 (1.58%) Automation Anywhere
14 152 (1.27%) Adobe
15 149 (1.25%) Citrix
16 148 (1.24%) IBM
17 137 (1.15%) HP
18 127 (1.06%) Apple
19 113 (0.94%) ServiceNow