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

Academic Degree
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 7,968 16,932 21,379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 11.60% 12.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.50% 47.54% 51.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6,083 12,403 16,065
Median annual salary £50,079 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.16% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £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 17,134 35,618 41,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.70% 24.41% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12,496 25,681 31,418
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,400 £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 2 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 2 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 7,389 £52,500 +5.00% 1,162
UK excluding London -4 4,438 £47,500 +11.76% 842
London +1 3,378 £61,250 +2.08% 420
South East -5 1,650 £50,000 +11.11% 217
North of England -6 761 £46,500 +20.78% 157
South West -3 573 £45,000 +12.50% 113
Midlands -1 543 £47,500 +11.76% 89
East of England -1 486 £47,500 -5.00% 163
North West 0 479 £48,000 +26.32% 78
West Midlands -5 346 £47,500 +8.90% 61
Work from Home -4 340 £45,000 -10.00% 137
Scotland -9 233 £43,500 +12.99% 61
Yorkshire +15 197 £45,000 +12.50% 54
East Midlands -2 192 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Wales -1 157 £40,000 +17.65% 33
North East -3 85 £45,000 +20.00% 25
Northern Ireland +13 59 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Isle of Man - 5 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 2 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 3,081 (38.67%) Computer Science
2 2,378 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2,063 (25.89%) SQL
4 2,009 (25.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 1,857 (23.31%) Finance
6 1,567 (19.67%) C#
7 1,506 (18.90%) Python
8 1,409 (17.68%) Java
9 1,406 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 1,403 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
11 1,401 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
12 1,363 (17.11%) JavaScript
13 1,193 (14.97%) .NET
14 1,189 (14.92%) Microsoft
15 1,062 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 1,045 (13.11%) Azure
17 1,017 (12.76%) Analytics
18 967 (12.14%) AWS
19 940 (11.80%) Project Management
20 937 (11.76%) Windows
20 937 (11.76%) Mathematics
21 931 (11.68%) HTML
22 822 (10.32%) Linux
23 813 (10.20%) C++
24 785 (9.85%) CSS
25 776 (9.74%) DevOps
26 752 (9.44%) Scrum
27 739 (9.27%) Git (software)
28 647 (8.12%) Oracle
29 644 (8.08%) 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
1 234 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 141 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 138 (1.73%) Confluence
4 130 (1.63%) IIS
5 117 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 109 (1.37%) Apache
7 77 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 64 (0.80%) CMS
9 58 (0.73%) MS Exchange
10 49 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 36 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
12 32 (0.40%) SAS
13 29 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 27 (0.34%) Jupyter
15 26 (0.33%) ArcGIS
16 25 (0.31%) Luigi
17 24 (0.30%) WordPress
18 21 (0.26%) Apache Solr
18 21 (0.26%) Skype for Business
19 19 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 364 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 313 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 122 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.49%) Sketch
7 36 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 35 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 31 (0.39%) InVision
10 22 (0.28%) Simulink
11 18 (0.23%) SPSS
12 16 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
13 13 (0.16%) Adobe XD
14 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 7 (0.088%) TargetLink
16 6 (0.075%) InDesign
16 6 (0.075%) Zeplin
17 5 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
17 5 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 53 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 35 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 31 (0.39%) Shopify
6 28 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.31%) Magento
8 22 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 19 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
9 19 (0.24%) SAP MM
10 18 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
11 17 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.20%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.18%) SAP SD
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 13 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
15 12 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,045 (13.11%) Azure
2 967 (12.14%) AWS
3 326 (4.09%) SaaS
4 262 (3.29%) Office 365
5 241 (3.02%) GCP
6 228 (2.86%) Power Platform
7 154 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (1.38%) PaaS
9 104 (1.31%) Serverless
10 99 (1.24%) IaaS
11 92 (1.15%) GitHub
12 74 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
13 73 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
14 69 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
15 67 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
16 63 (0.79%) Amazon S3
17 41 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 41 (0.51%) Slack
18 31 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
19 30 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 339 (4.25%) Firewall
2 215 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 184 (2.31%) Internet
4 176 (2.21%) WAN
5 171 (2.15%) LAN
6 152 (1.91%) VPN
7 149 (1.87%) DNS
8 129 (1.62%) Network Security
9 127 (1.59%) Wireless
10 98 (1.23%) SAN
11 97 (1.22%) VoIP
12 75 (0.94%) HTTP
13 73 (0.92%) DHCP
14 61 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 53 (0.67%) BGP
16 52 (0.65%) Skype
17 51 (0.64%) Ethernet
18 48 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
19 47 (0.59%) SSL
20 43 (0.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,062 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 448 (5.62%) Big Data
3 379 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 310 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 271 (3.40%) MySQL
6 247 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 234 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 223 (2.80%) Data Lake
9 220 (2.76%) Power BI
10 219 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
11 209 (2.62%) MongoDB
12 193 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 166 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 155 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
15 114 (1.43%) RDBMS
16 91 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
17 82 (1.03%) Data Mining
18 79 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 70 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 67 (0.84%) GIS
Development Applications
1 739 (9.27%) Git (software)
2 361 (4.53%) JIRA
3 309 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 232 (2.91%) Selenium
5 204 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 138 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 125 (1.57%) Subversion
8 90 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 89 (1.12%) SoapUI
10 88 (1.10%) Maven
11 78 (0.98%) Bitbucket
12 72 (0.90%) Cucumber
13 64 (0.80%) JUnit
14 59 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
15 50 (0.63%) webpack
16 48 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 45 (0.56%) SpecFlow
18 42 (0.53%) GitLab
19 41 (0.51%) HP UFT
20 38 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,857 (23.31%) Finance
2 475 (5.96%) Marketing
3 329 (4.13%) Retail
4 307 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 288 (3.61%) Legal
6 261 (3.28%) Banking
7 222 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 178 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 177 (2.22%) Games
10 168 (2.11%) Law
11 167 (2.10%) Electronics
12 156 (1.96%) Aerospace
13 140 (1.76%) Front Office
14 110 (1.38%) Advertising
15 104 (1.31%) Military
16 96 (1.20%) Back Office
17 68 (0.85%) Investment Banking
18 62 (0.78%) French Language
19 59 (0.74%) Automotive
20 53 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,079 (26.09%) Developer
2 1,078 (13.53%) Analyst
3 679 (8.52%) Software Engineer
4 462 (5.80%) Junior
5 428 (5.37%) Graduate
6 426 (5.35%) Consultant
7 391 (4.91%) Software Developer
8 379 (4.76%) Architect
9 372 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 351 (4.41%) Java Developer
11 345 (4.33%) .NET Developer
12 322 (4.04%) C# Developer
13 259 (3.25%) Junior Developer
14 245 (3.07%) Data Analyst
15 210 (2.64%) Project Manager
16 198 (2.48%) Business Analyst
16 198 (2.48%) Graduate Developer
17 181 (2.27%) Data Engineer
18 175 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
19 172 (2.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,193 (14.97%) .NET
2 931 (11.68%) HTML
3 785 (9.85%) CSS
4 576 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 438 (5.50%) React
6 435 (5.46%) Web Services
7 342 (4.29%) ASP.NET
8 310 (3.89%) .NET Core
9 309 (3.88%) .NET Framework
10 301 (3.78%) XML
11 298 (3.74%) Node.js
12 287 (3.60%) HTML5
13 280 (3.51%) REST
14 246 (3.09%) jQuery
15 220 (2.76%) Spring
16 197 (2.47%) RESTful
17 179 (2.25%) Kafka
18 176 (2.21%) Vue.js
19 174 (2.18%) JSON
20 155 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,401 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 549 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 454 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 400 (5.02%) User Experience
5 349 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 211 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 193 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 185 (2.32%) Data Centre
9 174 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 166 (2.08%) Virtual Team
11 152 (1.91%) Public Cloud
12 144 (1.81%) Data Structures
13 132 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 89 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 85 (1.07%) Derivative
16 83 (1.04%) Cloud Native
17 81 (1.02%) Robotics
18 72 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
18 72 (0.90%) Driving Licence
19 71 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 937 (11.76%) Windows
2 822 (10.32%) Linux
3 248 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 237 (2.97%) Unix
5 193 (2.42%) Android
6 192 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 112 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 103 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 69 (0.87%) CentOS
11 61 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 38 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 32 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
18 20 (0.25%) VMS
19 16 (0.20%) Windows XP
20 15 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,081 (38.67%) Computer Science
2 2,378 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,406 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 1,403 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
5 1,017 (12.76%) Analytics
6 940 (11.80%) Project Management
7 937 (11.76%) Mathematics
8 776 (9.74%) DevOps
9 752 (9.44%) Scrum
10 644 (8.08%) Test Automation
11 614 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
12 600 (7.53%) OO
13 571 (7.17%) ITIL
14 527 (6.61%) Mentoring
15 515 (6.46%) Machine Learning
16 508 (6.38%) Data Analysis
17 501 (6.29%) SDLC
18 455 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
19 433 (5.43%) Artificial Intelligence
20 427 (5.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2,063 (25.89%) SQL
2 1,567 (19.67%) C#
3 1,506 (18.90%) Python
4 1,409 (17.68%) Java
5 1,363 (17.11%) JavaScript
6 813 (10.20%) C++
7 571 (7.17%) C
8 265 (3.33%) PHP
9 251 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 228 (2.86%) R
11 209 (2.62%) T-SQL
12 189 (2.37%) Scala
13 177 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 171 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 129 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 114 (1.43%) MATLAB
17 106 (1.33%) Perl
18 102 (1.28%) Go
19 95 (1.19%) VBA
20 93 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,009 (25.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 449 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 403 (5.06%) Master's Degree
4 234 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 210 (2.64%) CISSP
6 210 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 163 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
8 138 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 133 (1.67%) CISM
10 121 (1.52%) PhD
11 112 (1.41%) CCNA
12 100 (1.26%) CCNP
13 99 (1.24%) MCSE
14 96 (1.20%) ISTQB
15 94 (1.18%) CISA
16 90 (1.13%) HNC
16 90 (1.13%) HND
17 88 (1.10%) AWS Certification
18 78 (0.98%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (5.65%) QA
2 160 (2.01%) GDPR
3 158 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (1.63%) SLA
5 115 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 95 (1.19%) GAAP
7 66 (0.83%) PMO
8 59 (0.74%) NIST
9 53 (0.67%) PCI DSS
10 32 (0.40%) COBIT
11 25 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 22 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 21 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
14 18 (0.23%) NCSC
15 15 (0.19%) ISO 26262
16 14 (0.18%) Def Stans
17 13 (0.16%) ISO 13485
18 12 (0.15%) ISO 22301
19 11 (0.14%) GxP
20 9 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 519 (6.51%) Docker
2 348 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 220 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (1.73%) Firmware
5 128 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.44%) vSphere
7 30 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.31%) HDFS
9 24 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 20 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 18 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.19%) KVM
13 13 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.15%) XenApp
15 10 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.10%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.088%) XenDesktop
18 5 (0.063%) GlusterFS
18 5 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 313 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 188 (2.36%) Ansible
3 145 (1.82%) Terraform
4 123 (1.54%) Puppet
5 87 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (1.00%) SCCM
7 35 (0.44%) Kibana
8 27 (0.34%) SCOM
9 26 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.33%) Salt
10 23 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 22 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
12 20 (0.25%) Grafana
12 20 (0.25%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.23%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.21%) Icinga
15 16 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
16 15 (0.19%) Packer
17 14 (0.18%) HP ALM
18 13 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1,189 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 647 (8.12%) Oracle
3 347 (4.35%) Tableau
4 295 (3.70%) VMware
5 256 (3.21%) Cisco
6 226 (2.84%) SAP
7 225 (2.82%) Google
8 207 (2.60%) Cadence
9 199 (2.50%) Teradata
10 197 (2.47%) Blue Prism
11 196 (2.46%) UiPath
12 194 (2.43%) Automation Anywhere
13 185 (2.32%) Alteryx
14 174 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
15 102 (1.28%) ServiceNow
16 95 (1.19%) HP
16 95 (1.19%) IBM
17 93 (1.17%) Citrix
18 82 (1.03%) Adobe
19 55 (0.69%) Red Hat