Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 13,348 18,438 21,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.15% 12.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.85% 50.25% 51.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9,945 13,263 16,389
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 27,327 36,694 41,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.88% 24.18% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20,240 26,801 32,226
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 17 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 25 January 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 12,350 £50,000 - 3,208
UK excluding London -1 7,631 £45,000 +5.88% 2,508
London -2 5,423 £60,000 - 960
South East 0 3,033 £47,500 +5.56% 699
North of England -6 1,213 £44,000 - 440
Midlands -4 954 £47,500 +18.75% 333
South West -2 938 £45,000 +12.50% 355
East of England +1 772 £47,500 +5.56% 420
North West -6 718 £45,000 - 247
West Midlands -5 589 £45,000 +12.50% 208
Scotland -5 479 £42,500 +0.17% 174
Yorkshire -6 363 £37,500 -6.25% 140
East Midlands -6 361 £50,000 +23.46% 124
Wales +6 230 £42,500 +17.38% 68
North East +4 132 £46,500 +3.33% 53
Northern Ireland -10 46 £45,000 +36.36% 23
Isle of Man - 6 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 5,172 (38.75%) Computer Science
2 4,127 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 3,137 (23.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 3,056 (22.89%) Finance
5 2,863 (21.45%) SQL
6 2,619 (19.62%) C#
7 2,414 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
8 2,345 (17.57%) JavaScript
9 2,318 (17.37%) Java
10 2,303 (17.25%) Software Engineering
11 2,215 (16.59%) Python
12 2,052 (15.37%) Microsoft
13 2,022 (15.15%) .NET
14 1,751 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
15 1,708 (12.80%) Windows
16 1,610 (12.06%) HTML
17 1,581 (11.84%) Mathematics
18 1,519 (11.38%) Azure
19 1,464 (10.97%) Linux
20 1,463 (10.96%) Project Management
21 1,408 (10.55%) C++
22 1,388 (10.40%) SQL Server
23 1,378 (10.32%) CSS
24 1,321 (9.90%) AWS
25 1,209 (9.06%) Analytics
26 1,200 (8.99%) Scrum
27 1,172 (8.78%) Git (software)
28 1,105 (8.28%) C
29 1,049 (7.86%) ITIL
30 1,021 (7.65%) AngularJS

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
1 278 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 229 (1.72%) IIS
3 216 (1.62%) Confluence
4 193 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 184 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 138 (1.03%) Apache
7 131 (0.98%) CMS
8 126 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 124 (0.93%) SAS
10 122 (0.91%) MS Exchange
11 71 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 52 (0.39%) nginx
13 45 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 44 (0.33%) WordPress
15 43 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 38 (0.28%) JBoss
17 35 (0.26%) Apache Solr
18 34 (0.25%) WebLogic
19 32 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
19 32 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 596 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 560 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
3 241 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 105 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 90 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 59 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 59 (0.44%) Sketch
7 53 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 38 (0.28%) SPSS
9 32 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 31 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 30 (0.22%) Simulink
12 29 (0.22%) InVision
13 23 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 16 (0.12%) Chatbot
15 15 (0.11%) Adobe XD
16 14 (0.10%) InDesign
17 13 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
18 12 (0.090%) OrCAD
19 9 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 79 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 44 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 37 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 36 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 33 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 25 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.19%) SAP SD
9 24 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 23 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 22 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 21 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 21 (0.16%) thinkFolio
13 20 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
13 20 (0.15%) SAP CO
13 20 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
14 19 (0.14%) Magento
14 19 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,519 (11.38%) Azure
2 1,321 (9.90%) AWS
3 565 (4.23%) SaaS
4 524 (3.93%) Office 365
5 351 (2.63%) GCP
6 336 (2.52%) Power Platform
7 235 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 162 (1.21%) GitHub
9 134 (1.00%) Serverless
10 125 (0.94%) PaaS
11 113 (0.85%) IaaS
12 100 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
13 80 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 79 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
15 77 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
16 63 (0.47%) Google Analytics
17 58 (0.43%) Force.com
18 51 (0.38%) Amazon S3
19 48 (0.36%) G Suite
20 41 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 633 (4.74%) Firewall
2 397 (2.97%) Internet
3 379 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 374 (2.80%) DNS
5 348 (2.61%) WAN
6 306 (2.29%) LAN
7 258 (1.93%) VPN
8 256 (1.92%) Wireless
9 229 (1.72%) DHCP
10 228 (1.71%) Network Security
11 189 (1.42%) VoIP
12 164 (1.23%) HTTP
13 149 (1.12%) MPLS
14 140 (1.05%) SAN
15 134 (1.00%) BGP
16 101 (0.76%) Unified Communications
17 99 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
18 95 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
19 94 (0.70%) Ethernet
20 84 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,388 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 716 (5.36%) Big Data
3 525 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 429 (3.21%) MySQL
5 367 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 329 (2.46%) Power BI
7 307 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 300 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 298 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 269 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 251 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 164 (1.23%) Data Mining
13 152 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 148 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 120 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 110 (0.82%) Oracle Database
17 101 (0.76%) GIS
18 85 (0.64%) Redis
18 85 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
19 83 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,172 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 617 (4.62%) JIRA
3 515 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 324 (2.43%) Visual Studio
5 306 (2.29%) Selenium
6 203 (1.52%) Subversion
7 199 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 148 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 122 (0.91%) Maven
10 110 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 104 (0.78%) JUnit
12 88 (0.66%) webpack
13 86 (0.64%) Bitbucket
14 76 (0.57%) Gradle
14 76 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 75 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
16 69 (0.52%) Jasmine
17 64 (0.48%) WebDriver
18 62 (0.46%) Mocha
19 60 (0.45%) gulp
General
1 3,056 (22.89%) Finance
2 862 (6.46%) Marketing
3 696 (5.21%) Retail
4 593 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 497 (3.72%) Banking
6 455 (3.41%) Electronics
7 418 (3.13%) Public Sector
8 381 (2.85%) Manufacturing
9 305 (2.28%) Games
10 302 (2.26%) Legal
11 295 (2.21%) Advertising
12 275 (2.06%) Aerospace
13 253 (1.90%) Front Office
14 239 (1.79%) Law
15 189 (1.42%) Military
16 169 (1.27%) Automotive
17 160 (1.20%) French Language
18 127 (0.95%) German Language
19 123 (0.92%) Investment Banking
20 100 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,577 (26.80%) Developer
2 1,312 (9.83%) Analyst
3 1,190 (8.92%) Software Engineer
4 919 (6.88%) Graduate
5 916 (6.86%) Consultant
6 821 (6.15%) Junior
7 766 (5.74%) Software Developer
8 749 (5.61%) Senior Developer
9 641 (4.80%) Architect
10 582 (4.36%) Java Developer
11 555 (4.16%) .NET Developer
12 537 (4.02%) C# Developer
13 508 (3.81%) Graduate Developer
14 481 (3.60%) Junior Developer
15 434 (3.25%) Project Manager
16 316 (2.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 304 (2.28%) Support Engineer
18 275 (2.06%) Senior Software Engineer
19 274 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
20 269 (2.02%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,022 (15.15%) .NET
2 1,610 (12.06%) HTML
3 1,378 (10.32%) CSS
4 1,021 (7.65%) AngularJS
5 828 (6.20%) Web Services
6 745 (5.58%) React
7 715 (5.36%) ASP.NET
8 617 (4.62%) HTML5
9 579 (4.34%) REST
10 467 (3.50%) RESTful
11 432 (3.24%) jQuery
12 427 (3.20%) Node.js
13 401 (3.00%) Spring
14 397 (2.97%) XML
15 351 (2.63%) .NET Framework
16 347 (2.60%) CSS3
17 298 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 269 (2.02%) .NET Core
19 238 (1.78%) SOAP
20 221 (1.66%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,751 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
2 972 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 826 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 759 (5.69%) User Experience
5 590 (4.42%) Algorithms
6 346 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 284 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 240 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 226 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 219 (1.64%) Virtual Team
11 211 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 188 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 178 (1.33%) Robotics
14 161 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 141 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 132 (0.99%) Driving Licence
17 129 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
18 126 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 124 (0.93%) Derivative
20 108 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,708 (12.80%) Windows
2 1,464 (10.97%) Linux
3 483 (3.62%) Unix
4 452 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 289 (2.17%) Android
6 274 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 254 (1.90%) Apple iOS
8 136 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 132 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 87 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 79 (0.59%) CentOS
12 78 (0.58%) Solaris
13 64 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 58 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 44 (0.33%) OS/400
16 40 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
17 38 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 37 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 37 (0.28%) VMS
19 35 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,172 (38.75%) Computer Science
2 4,127 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2,414 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2,303 (17.25%) Software Engineering
5 1,581 (11.84%) Mathematics
6 1,463 (10.96%) Project Management
7 1,209 (9.06%) Analytics
8 1,200 (8.99%) Scrum
9 1,049 (7.86%) ITIL
10 1,016 (7.61%) DevOps
11 985 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 873 (6.54%) Test Automation
13 845 (6.33%) OO
14 826 (6.19%) Machine Learning
15 820 (6.14%) SDLC
16 752 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
17 743 (5.57%) Cybersecurity
18 734 (5.50%) Data Science
19 732 (5.48%) TDD
20 698 (5.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,863 (21.45%) SQL
2 2,619 (19.62%) C#
3 2,345 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 2,318 (17.37%) Java
5 2,215 (16.59%) Python
6 1,408 (10.55%) C++
7 1,105 (8.28%) C
8 419 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 418 (3.13%) R
10 417 (3.12%) PHP
11 309 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 286 (2.14%) TypeScript
13 262 (1.96%) Scala
14 248 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 221 (1.66%) Ruby
16 203 (1.52%) MATLAB
17 194 (1.45%) Perl
18 190 (1.42%) Shell Script
19 178 (1.33%) Go
20 149 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,137 (23.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 579 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 562 (4.21%) Master's Degree
4 465 (3.48%) CISSP
5 409 (3.06%) Numerate Degree
6 385 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 369 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
8 310 (2.32%) CISM
9 266 (1.99%) PhD
9 266 (1.99%) SC Cleared
10 209 (1.57%) HND
11 204 (1.53%) CCNP
12 191 (1.43%) DV Cleared
13 184 (1.38%) CCNA
14 176 (1.32%) MCP
15 173 (1.30%) MCSE
16 148 (1.11%) PMI Certification
17 135 (1.01%) PMP
18 133 (1.00%) MCSA
19 127 (0.95%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 724 (5.42%) QA
2 337 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 237 (1.78%) GDPR
3 237 (1.78%) SLA
4 134 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 132 (0.99%) PMO
6 126 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 114 (0.85%) NIST
8 61 (0.46%) NCSC
9 57 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 41 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 29 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 24 (0.18%) COBIT
14 21 (0.16%) Def Stans
15 20 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 19 (0.14%) ISO 22301
17 18 (0.13%) MiFID
17 18 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 15 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 736 (5.51%) Docker
2 674 (5.05%) Active Directory
3 451 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 236 (1.77%) Firmware
5 158 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 57 (0.43%) vSphere
6 57 (0.43%) XenApp
7 50 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 36 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 35 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 31 (0.23%) NFS
12 30 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.13%) HDFS
14 15 (0.11%) BitLocker
15 14 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 13 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.090%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 458 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 303 (2.27%) Ansible
3 247 (1.85%) Puppet
4 209 (1.57%) Terraform
5 152 (1.14%) SCCM
6 128 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (0.44%) Salt
8 51 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 50 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
10 41 (0.31%) SCOM
11 38 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 38 (0.28%) Nessus
11 38 (0.28%) Packer
12 37 (0.28%) Consul
12 37 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 36 (0.27%) Nagios
14 31 (0.23%) Mesos
15 30 (0.22%) WSUS
16 28 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 28 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2,052 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 822 (6.16%) Oracle
3 584 (4.38%) VMware
4 506 (3.79%) Google
5 490 (3.67%) Cisco
6 380 (2.85%) SAP
7 344 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
8 264 (1.98%) Tableau
9 193 (1.45%) Citrix
10 189 (1.42%) ServiceNow
11 183 (1.37%) IBM
12 166 (1.24%) Adobe
13 152 (1.14%) Apple
14 145 (1.09%) Splunk
15 123 (0.92%) HP
16 122 (0.91%) Sage
17 120 (0.90%) Palo Alto
18 85 (0.64%) Juniper
19 83 (0.62%) Red Hat
19 83 (0.62%) SolarWinds