Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 495 511 507
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4 +33
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 941 952 1,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.20% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 566 535 749
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,950 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% -5.26% -9.52%

Master's 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 39,518 43,202 50,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 24.49% 26.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29,330 33,147 40,951
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Master's Degree.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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 +3 916 £65,000 +8.33% 123
London +49 628 £72,500 -3.33% 51
UK excluding London -6 302 £45,750 +1.67% 78
South East -32 112 £50,000 +33.33% 22
Midlands +30 72 £44,250 -1.67% 14
West Midlands +40 52 £43,500 -8.42% 4
North of England -22 37 £60,000 +60.00% 17
East of England +40 35 £45,000 +38.46% 12
South West +15 30 £45,000 - 7
North West -33 28 £60,000 +60.00% 12
East Midlands +10 20 £78,000 +73.33% 10
Scotland -11 8 £30,000 -71.56% 5
Wales +8 6 £28,000 -37.78% 1
Yorkshire +24 5 £60,000 +60.00% 4
North East -11 4 £34,250 - 1
Northern Ireland +3 2 £61,250 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing Master's 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 Master's Degree.

1 941 (100.00%) Degree
2 527 (56.00%) Computer Science
3 388 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
4 377 (40.06%) Finance
5 358 (38.04%) Java
6 347 (36.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 275 (29.22%) Python
8 223 (23.70%) SQL
9 210 (22.32%) Analytics
10 208 (22.10%) Mathematics
11 205 (21.79%) Problem-Solving
12 192 (20.40%) Software Engineering
13 180 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
14 171 (18.17%) C#
15 169 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
16 162 (17.22%) C++
17 154 (16.37%) Linux
18 153 (16.26%) Big Data
19 144 (15.30%) Risk Management
20 142 (15.09%) DevOps
21 138 (14.67%) Banking
21 138 (14.67%) JavaScript
22 129 (13.71%) Scrum
23 122 (12.96%) Docker
24 112 (11.90%) SDLC
25 110 (11.69%) Marketing
26 109 (11.58%) Data Science
27 104 (11.05%) Machine Learning
27 104 (11.05%) Investment Banking
27 104 (11.05%) Financial Institution

Master's 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 52 (5.53%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.25%) Tomcat
3 38 (4.04%) WebLogic
4 36 (3.83%) WebSphere
5 29 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 29 (3.08%) SAS
6 24 (2.55%) Ethereum
7 22 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.49%) Apache
8 14 (1.49%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.49%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.17%) JBoss
10 10 (1.06%) CMS
11 9 (0.96%) Tornado
12 8 (0.85%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.74%) Hyperledger
13 7 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (3.29%) InVision
2 28 (2.98%) OmniGraffle
3 23 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.28%) SPSS
6 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.21%) Stata
9 2 (0.21%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 25 (2.66%) Ripple
2 15 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.96%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.64%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.32%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.32%) Summit
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.11%) HFM
8 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 169 (17.96%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (7.23%) PaaS
4 44 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (3.83%) IBM Cloud
6 34 (3.61%) IaaS
7 32 (3.40%) OpenShift
8 30 (3.19%) SaaS
9 29 (3.08%) Serverless
10 28 (2.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 24 (2.55%) Office 365
12 18 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.91%) Google Analytics
13 15 (1.59%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.96%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.96%) Google App Engine
16 8 (0.85%) GitHub
17 6 (0.64%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.74%) Firewall
2 33 (3.51%) Internet
3 17 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (1.70%) DNS
4 16 (1.70%) VPN
5 11 (1.17%) Bluetooth
5 11 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.06%) HTTP
6 10 (1.06%) Network Security
6 10 (1.06%) NFC
7 6 (0.64%) DHCP
7 6 (0.64%) MPLS
7 6 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (0.64%) SAN
8 5 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.53%) WebEx
9 4 (0.43%) AMQP
9 4 (0.43%) BGP
9 4 (0.43%) Intranet
9 4 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (16.26%) Big Data
2 85 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 73 (7.76%) SQL Server
4 58 (6.16%) Hadoop
5 50 (5.31%) Blockchain
6 45 (4.78%) MongoDB
7 44 (4.68%) NoSQL
8 43 (4.57%) MySQL
9 42 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.55%) Data Lake
13 23 (2.44%) Apache Hive
14 22 (2.34%) Data Mining
15 20 (2.13%) SAP HANA
16 17 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (6.91%) Jenkins
2 61 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.44%) Maven
4 22 (2.34%) JUnit
5 19 (2.02%) JIRA
5 19 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.49%) Gradle
7 13 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.96%) Selenium
12 8 (0.85%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.64%) Ant
13 6 (0.64%) Mocha
14 5 (0.53%) Subversion
14 5 (0.53%) WiX
15 4 (0.43%) NUnit
15 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 377 (40.06%) Finance
2 138 (14.67%) Banking
3 110 (11.69%) Marketing
4 104 (11.05%) Financial Institution
4 104 (11.05%) Investment Banking
5 66 (7.01%) Front Office
6 45 (4.78%) Retail
7 29 (3.08%) Law
8 23 (2.44%) Legal
9 21 (2.23%) French Language
10 19 (2.02%) German Language
11 16 (1.70%) Games
12 15 (1.59%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.49%) Advertising
14 12 (1.28%) Automotive
14 12 (1.28%) Manufacturing
15 11 (1.17%) Publishing
16 10 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.74%) Electronics
17 7 (0.74%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 211 (22.42%) Developer
2 82 (8.71%) Architect
3 73 (7.76%) Analyst
3 73 (7.76%) Java Developer
4 71 (7.55%) Software Engineer
5 67 (7.12%) Consultant
6 62 (6.59%) Designer
7 55 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 52 (5.53%) UX Designer
9 47 (4.99%) Data Scientist
10 46 (4.89%) Lead Designer
10 46 (4.89%) Lead UX Designer
11 38 (4.04%) Python Developer
12 37 (3.93%) Applications Engineer
12 37 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
13 32 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (3.40%) Java Engineer
14 26 (2.76%) Security Consultant
15 24 (2.55%) Qualitative Analyst
15 24 (2.55%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.46%) Web Services
2 87 (9.25%) HTML
3 80 (8.50%) Spring
4 76 (8.08%) React
5 71 (7.55%) AngularJS
6 64 (6.80%) .NET
7 63 (6.70%) RESTful
8 61 (6.48%) Java EE
9 60 (6.38%) CSS
10 47 (4.99%) Node.js
11 46 (4.89%) J2EE
12 45 (4.78%) Spring Boot
13 40 (4.25%) Hibernate
14 39 (4.14%) jQuery
15 36 (3.83%) Kafka
16 29 (3.08%) .NET Framework
16 29 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
17 28 (2.98%) HTML5
18 27 (2.87%) J2SE
19 25 (2.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 527 (56.00%) Computer Science
2 180 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (10.52%) Algorithms
3 99 (10.52%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (9.67%) Cyberthreat
5 80 (8.50%) User Experience
6 65 (6.91%) Data Structures
7 63 (6.70%) Management Information System
8 62 (6.59%) Fintech
9 60 (6.38%) Equities
10 46 (4.89%) Fixed Income
11 43 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (4.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 39 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (3.51%) Blog
15 32 (3.40%) Derivative
16 30 (3.19%) Cloud Native
16 30 (3.19%) Data Centre
17 29 (3.08%) Public Cloud
18 28 (2.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 154 (16.37%) Linux
2 60 (6.38%) Unix
3 57 (6.06%) Windows
4 17 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.49%) Android
6 13 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.43%) CentOS
10 3 (0.32%) Solaris
10 3 (0.32%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (22.32%) Analytics
3 208 (22.10%) Mathematics
4 205 (21.79%) Problem-Solving
5 192 (20.40%) Software Engineering
6 144 (15.30%) Risk Management
7 142 (15.09%) DevOps
8 129 (13.71%) Scrum
9 112 (11.90%) SDLC
10 109 (11.58%) Data Science
11 104 (11.05%) Machine Learning
12 99 (10.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 97 (10.31%) Strategic Thinking
14 95 (10.10%) Project Management
15 94 (9.99%) Investment Management
16 92 (9.78%) Low Latency
17 89 (9.46%) Innovative Thinking
17 89 (9.46%) Open Source
18 88 (9.35%) Mentoring
18 88 (9.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 358 (38.04%) Java
2 275 (29.22%) Python
3 223 (23.70%) SQL
4 171 (18.17%) C#
5 162 (17.22%) C++
6 138 (14.67%) JavaScript
7 96 (10.20%) C
8 78 (8.29%) Go
9 66 (7.01%) R
10 42 (4.46%) Java 8
11 40 (4.25%) Scala
12 32 (3.40%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.29%) Perl
14 28 (2.98%) PHP
15 22 (2.34%) Shell Script
16 20 (2.13%) MATLAB
16 20 (2.13%) VBA
17 17 (1.81%) Ruby
18 16 (1.70%) T-SQL
19 12 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 941 (100.00%) Degree
2 347 (36.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (7.65%) PhD
4 46 (4.89%) Numerate Degree
5 40 (4.25%) CISSP
6 32 (3.40%) CISM
7 30 (3.19%) Security Cleared
8 21 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.02%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.81%) MBA
10 17 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
11 16 (1.70%) CCNA
12 15 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 15 (1.59%) CISA
12 15 (1.59%) CREST Certified
13 13 (1.38%) CCNP
14 12 (1.28%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.17%) AWS Certification
16 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.06%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.91%) QA
2 32 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.34%) MiFID
4 15 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.06%) GDPR
7 8 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.85%) EMIR
8 7 (0.74%) GAMP
8 7 (0.74%) SLA
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.32%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.21%) PMO
11 2 (0.21%) PSD2
11 2 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (12.96%) Docker
2 13 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.32%) Xen
8 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 85 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 75 (7.97%) Puppet
3 72 (7.65%) Ansible
4 70 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.44%) Salt
6 9 (0.96%) Kibana
7 5 (0.53%) Mesos
7 5 (0.53%) Nagios
7 5 (0.53%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.53%) Terraform
8 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.32%) Graphite
9 3 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.32%) logstash
10 2 (0.21%) QRadar
10 2 (0.21%) SCCM
11 1 (0.11%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (9.88%) Google
2 89 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.33%) SAP
4 62 (6.59%) Oracle
5 47 (4.99%) Red Hat
6 45 (4.78%) IBM
7 34 (3.61%) Adobe
8 30 (3.19%) Tableau
9 28 (2.98%) Alias
10 19 (2.02%) New Relic
11 15 (1.59%) VMware
12 14 (1.49%) Splunk
12 14 (1.49%) Xamarin
13 12 (1.28%) Remedy
14 11 (1.17%) Cisco
14 11 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.06%) Sony
16 9 (0.96%) Maxymiser
16 9 (0.96%) Optimizely
16 9 (0.96%) Qubit