Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 7,653 16,828 21,438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.22% 11.53% 12.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.76% 47.47% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,838 12,362 16,005
Median annual salary £51,593 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.19% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,125 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £86,625 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 16,368 35,449 41,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.86% 24.29% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11,901 25,676 31,162
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -3 7,099 £52,500 +5.00% 1,168
UK excluding London -4 4,268 £47,500 +11.76% 872
London +1 3,232 £62,500 +4.17% 389
South East -4 1,577 £50,000 +11.11% 231
North of England -3 739 £47,500 +26.67% 172
South West -4 558 £45,000 +12.50% 116
Midlands -2 515 £47,500 +9.20% 104
East of England -1 474 £46,500 -7.00% 151
North West -3 459 £48,750 +30.00% 92
Work from Home -2 348 £46,000 -8.00% 162
West Midlands -8 333 £47,500 +8.90% 64
Scotland -7 227 £42,500 +10.39% 55
Yorkshire +15 209 £45,000 +12.50% 53
East Midlands -3 179 £47,500 +11.76% 39
Wales +1 147 £40,000 +20.58% 33
North East -5 71 £45,000 +28.57% 27
Northern Ireland +13 53 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Isle of Man - 4 £42,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 2,961 (38.69%) Computer Science
2 2,286 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,997 (26.09%) SQL
4 1,939 (25.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 1,742 (22.76%) Finance
6 1,523 (19.90%) C#
7 1,463 (19.12%) Python
8 1,358 (17.74%) Software Engineering
9 1,352 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
10 1,334 (17.43%) JavaScript
11 1,331 (17.39%) Java
12 1,324 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
13 1,151 (15.04%) .NET
14 1,134 (14.82%) Microsoft
15 1,053 (13.76%) SQL Server
16 1,017 (13.29%) Azure
17 993 (12.98%) Analytics
18 950 (12.41%) AWS
19 918 (12.00%) Project Management
20 910 (11.89%) HTML
20 910 (11.89%) Mathematics
21 891 (11.64%) Windows
22 802 (10.48%) Linux
23 798 (10.43%) C++
24 773 (10.10%) CSS
25 771 (10.07%) DevOps
26 740 (9.67%) Git (software)
27 730 (9.54%) Scrum
28 623 (8.14%) Test Automation
29 607 (7.93%) 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
1 230 (3.01%) Apache Spark
2 136 (1.78%) Confluence
3 135 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 120 (1.57%) IIS
5 111 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 110 (1.44%) Apache
7 71 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 68 (0.89%) CMS
9 55 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 49 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 36 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
12 32 (0.42%) SAS
13 27 (0.35%) Luigi
14 26 (0.34%) Skype for Business
14 26 (0.34%) WordPress
15 24 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 24 (0.31%) Jupyter
15 24 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 23 (0.30%) nginx
17 20 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 345 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 279 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.51%) Sketch
7 36 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.39%) InVision
10 23 (0.30%) Simulink
11 16 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
12 15 (0.20%) SPSS
13 13 (0.17%) Adobe XD
14 8 (0.10%) Chatbot
15 7 (0.091%) TargetLink
16 6 (0.078%) Zeplin
17 5 (0.065%) InDesign
18 4 (0.052%) 3ds Max
18 4 (0.052%) AutoCAD
18 4 (0.052%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 51 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 31 (0.41%) Shopify
4 30 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 26 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.33%) Magento
8 23 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 18 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
10 17 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 17 (0.22%) SAP MM
11 16 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
14 12 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
14 12 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 12 (0.16%) SAP SD
15 11 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (13.29%) Azure
2 950 (12.41%) AWS
3 326 (4.26%) SaaS
4 249 (3.25%) Office 365
5 237 (3.10%) GCP
6 223 (2.91%) Power Platform
7 151 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 108 (1.41%) PaaS
9 105 (1.37%) IaaS
10 104 (1.36%) Serverless
11 82 (1.07%) GitHub
12 77 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 71 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 68 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
15 67 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
16 62 (0.81%) Amazon S3
17 40 (0.52%) OpenShift
17 40 (0.52%) Slack
18 32 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
19 29 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 320 (4.18%) Firewall
2 208 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 181 (2.37%) Internet
4 163 (2.13%) WAN
5 156 (2.04%) LAN
6 144 (1.88%) VPN
7 142 (1.86%) DNS
8 121 (1.58%) Wireless
9 117 (1.53%) Network Security
10 96 (1.25%) SAN
11 91 (1.19%) VoIP
12 78 (1.02%) HTTP
13 70 (0.91%) DHCP
14 62 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 57 (0.74%) Skype
16 54 (0.71%) Ethernet
17 50 (0.65%) SSL
18 47 (0.61%) BGP
19 43 (0.56%) MPLS
20 42 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,053 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 443 (5.79%) Big Data
3 366 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 310 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 262 (3.42%) MySQL
6 249 (3.25%) Hadoop
7 230 (3.01%) Data Lake
8 228 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
9 213 (2.78%) Power BI
10 212 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
11 205 (2.68%) MongoDB
12 187 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 168 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 153 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
15 106 (1.39%) RDBMS
16 88 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
17 82 (1.07%) Data Mining
18 78 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 65 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 64 (0.84%) GIS
Development Applications
1 740 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 359 (4.69%) JIRA
3 295 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 227 (2.97%) Selenium
5 200 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 141 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 121 (1.58%) Subversion
8 87 (1.14%) SoapUI
9 84 (1.10%) Maven
10 82 (1.07%) Eclipse
11 78 (1.02%) Bitbucket
12 65 (0.85%) JUnit
13 61 (0.80%) Cucumber
14 58 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
15 47 (0.61%) webpack
16 46 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 45 (0.59%) SpecFlow
18 42 (0.55%) GitLab
19 38 (0.50%) HP UFT
20 37 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,742 (22.76%) Finance
2 466 (6.09%) Marketing
3 304 (3.97%) Retail
4 294 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 288 (3.76%) Legal
6 256 (3.35%) Banking
7 224 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 169 (2.21%) Law
9 166 (2.17%) Electronics
10 164 (2.14%) Public Sector
11 163 (2.13%) Games
12 153 (2.00%) Aerospace
13 134 (1.75%) Front Office
14 101 (1.32%) Military
15 97 (1.27%) Advertising
16 92 (1.20%) Back Office
17 62 (0.81%) Investment Banking
18 60 (0.78%) French Language
19 59 (0.77%) Automotive
20 51 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,987 (25.96%) Developer
2 1,030 (13.46%) Analyst
3 658 (8.60%) Software Engineer
4 444 (5.80%) Junior
5 403 (5.27%) Consultant
6 392 (5.12%) Graduate
7 376 (4.91%) Architect
8 366 (4.78%) Software Developer
9 343 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 337 (4.40%) .NET Developer
11 324 (4.23%) Java Developer
12 307 (4.01%) C# Developer
13 251 (3.28%) Junior Developer
14 239 (3.12%) Data Analyst
15 194 (2.53%) Project Manager
16 191 (2.50%) Business Analyst
17 183 (2.39%) Data Engineer
18 179 (2.34%) Graduate Developer
19 170 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
20 167 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,151 (15.04%) .NET
2 910 (11.89%) HTML
3 773 (10.10%) CSS
4 551 (7.20%) AngularJS
5 431 (5.63%) React
6 416 (5.44%) Web Services
7 330 (4.31%) ASP.NET
8 310 (4.05%) .NET Core
9 304 (3.97%) .NET Framework
10 302 (3.95%) Node.js
11 295 (3.85%) XML
12 282 (3.68%) REST
13 270 (3.53%) HTML5
14 238 (3.11%) jQuery
15 201 (2.63%) Spring
16 186 (2.43%) RESTful
17 185 (2.42%) Kafka
18 180 (2.35%) Vue.js
19 176 (2.30%) JSON
20 151 (1.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,352 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
2 541 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 433 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 381 (4.98%) User Experience
5 341 (4.46%) Algorithms
6 197 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 188 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 186 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 161 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
10 158 (2.06%) Public Cloud
11 156 (2.04%) Virtual Team
12 143 (1.87%) Data Structures
13 135 (1.76%) Hedge funds
14 88 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 85 (1.11%) Derivative
16 83 (1.08%) Cloud Native
17 75 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
18 71 (0.93%) Robotics
19 68 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
19 68 (0.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 891 (11.64%) Windows
2 802 (10.48%) Linux
3 239 (3.12%) Windows Server
4 224 (2.93%) Unix
5 182 (2.38%) Android
6 178 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 103 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 103 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
9 63 (0.82%) CentOS
10 53 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 39 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 34 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 27 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
15 18 (0.24%) VMS
16 14 (0.18%) Solaris
17 11 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,961 (38.69%) Computer Science
2 2,286 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,358 (17.74%) Software Engineering
4 1,324 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
5 993 (12.98%) Analytics
6 918 (12.00%) Project Management
7 910 (11.89%) Mathematics
8 771 (10.07%) DevOps
9 730 (9.54%) Scrum
10 623 (8.14%) Test Automation
11 607 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
12 587 (7.67%) OO
13 554 (7.24%) ITIL
14 504 (6.59%) Mentoring
15 500 (6.53%) Machine Learning
16 480 (6.27%) Data Analysis
17 461 (6.02%) SDLC
18 436 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
19 422 (5.51%) Artificial Intelligence
20 418 (5.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,997 (26.09%) SQL
2 1,523 (19.90%) C#
3 1,463 (19.12%) Python
4 1,334 (17.43%) JavaScript
5 1,331 (17.39%) Java
6 798 (10.43%) C++
7 547 (7.15%) C
8 260 (3.40%) PHP
9 248 (3.24%) PowerShell
10 221 (2.89%) R
11 204 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 186 (2.43%) Scala
13 172 (2.25%) Bash Shell
14 164 (2.14%) TypeScript
15 116 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 111 (1.45%) MATLAB
17 103 (1.35%) Perl
18 98 (1.28%) Go
19 88 (1.15%) Ruby
20 84 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,939 (25.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 444 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 383 (5.00%) Master's Degree
4 230 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
5 216 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 204 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 202 (2.64%) CISSP
8 152 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
9 135 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 126 (1.65%) CISM
11 119 (1.55%) PhD
12 113 (1.48%) CCNA
13 98 (1.28%) MCSE
14 94 (1.23%) CCNP
15 92 (1.20%) AWS Certification
16 91 (1.19%) ISTQB
17 89 (1.16%) CISA
18 86 (1.12%) HNC
18 86 (1.12%) HND
19 76 (0.99%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 423 (5.53%) QA
2 156 (2.04%) GDPR
3 152 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 135 (1.76%) SLA
5 107 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 95 (1.24%) GAAP
7 69 (0.90%) NIST
8 64 (0.84%) PMO
9 56 (0.73%) PCI DSS
10 34 (0.44%) COBIT
11 26 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
13 22 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.25%) NCSC
15 16 (0.21%) ISO 22301
15 16 (0.21%) ISO 26262
16 14 (0.18%) ISO 13485
17 13 (0.17%) Def Stans
18 11 (0.14%) ISO 31000
18 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 515 (6.73%) Docker
2 335 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 207 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (1.70%) Firmware
5 128 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 33 (0.43%) vSphere
7 27 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.31%) HDFS
8 24 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 16 (0.21%) KVM
12 11 (0.14%) XenApp
13 10 (0.13%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.091%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.065%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.065%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 312 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 191 (2.50%) Ansible
3 149 (1.95%) Terraform
4 118 (1.54%) Puppet
5 87 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (1.07%) SCCM
7 35 (0.46%) Kibana
8 28 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (0.33%) SCOM
9 25 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 24 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.31%) Salt
11 20 (0.26%) Grafana
12 19 (0.25%) Prometheus
13 17 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
13 17 (0.22%) SCVMM
14 16 (0.21%) Icinga
15 14 (0.18%) HP ALM
16 13 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
17 12 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,134 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 605 (7.91%) Oracle
3 342 (4.47%) Tableau
4 285 (3.72%) VMware
5 235 (3.07%) Cisco
6 221 (2.89%) Google
7 216 (2.82%) SAP
8 207 (2.70%) Cadence
9 199 (2.60%) Teradata
10 194 (2.53%) Blue Prism
10 194 (2.53%) UiPath
11 193 (2.52%) Automation Anywhere
12 185 (2.42%) Alteryx
13 170 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
14 97 (1.27%) ServiceNow
15 96 (1.25%) HP
16 93 (1.22%) Citrix
17 84 (1.10%) IBM
18 77 (1.01%) Adobe
19 56 (0.73%) Juniper