Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 412 486 630
Rank change year-on-year +74 +144 -135
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 717 411 538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 2.26% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 317 290 379
10th Percentile £37,200 £42,500 £35,200
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,313 £45,738
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.52% +8.00% +3.31%
75th Percentile £117,500 £93,750 £78,125
90th Percentile £118,750 £120,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £63,125 £57,500
% change year-on-year -28.71% +9.78% +21.05%

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 22,431 18,155 35,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.21% 21.66% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12,895 13,615 25,812
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.94%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree.

Salary trend for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 +79 658 £80,000 +18.52% 129
London +47 390 £97,500 +39.29% 51
UK excluding London +67 279 £45,000 -28.71% 89
South East +38 108 £49,797 -17.01% 39
Work from Home -151 75 £60,000 +2.13% 13
South West -2 70 £42,500 -6.14% 8
East of England +23 40 £35,000 -26.32% 7
Midlands -38 26 £37,500 -50.82% 14
East Midlands -28 19 £37,500 -62.50% 9
North of England -26 18 £52,500 -8.70% 10
Scotland -28 11 £48,750 +30.00% 6
North West -14 9 £41,750 +4.38% 2
Wales +10 7 £31,500 -61.82% 3
North East -6 7 £55,000 -15.38% 4
West Midlands -33 7 £65,000 +85.71% 5
Yorkshire -44 2 £40,000 -33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 717 (100.00%) Degree
2 434 (60.53%) Computer Science
3 268 (37.38%) Python
4 263 (36.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 260 (36.26%) Social Skills
6 227 (31.66%) Finance
7 194 (27.06%) Software Engineering
8 174 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
9 144 (20.08%) Java
10 143 (19.94%) JavaScript
11 134 (18.69%) Marketing
12 132 (18.41%) Mathematics
12 132 (18.41%) Algorithms
13 125 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
14 120 (16.74%) Data Science
15 119 (16.60%) C#
16 118 (16.46%) Oracle
17 115 (16.04%) SQL
18 108 (15.06%) Business Intelligence
19 106 (14.78%) Kubernetes
20 105 (14.64%) Analytics
20 105 (14.64%) AWS
21 101 (14.09%) Mentoring
22 100 (13.95%) Azure
23 99 (13.81%) Docker
24 97 (13.53%) NoSQL
25 95 (13.25%) Go
26 93 (12.97%) TypeScript
26 93 (12.97%) Manufacturing
27 92 (12.83%) .NET

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 48 (6.69%) SAS
2 17 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.95%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.53%) Confluence
5 9 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.84%) Apache
6 6 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.56%) CMS
7 4 (0.56%) WordPress
8 3 (0.42%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.42%) ArcSDE
8 3 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.28%) Drupal
9 2 (0.28%) IIS
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) DNN
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.26%) UXPin
3 7 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.98%) Revit
4 6 (0.84%) Simulink
5 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.56%) SPSS
7 3 (0.42%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.70%) Oracle Clinical
3 3 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.28%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 105 (14.64%) AWS
2 100 (13.95%) Azure
3 82 (11.44%) GCP
4 52 (7.25%) SaaS
5 44 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (5.30%) Serverless
7 19 (2.65%) PaaS
8 18 (2.51%) Power Platform
9 14 (1.95%) Snowflake
10 11 (1.53%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.26%) IaaS
11 9 (1.26%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (1.12%) Amazon SageMaker
12 8 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.12%) GitHub
13 7 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.98%) WhatsApp
14 6 (0.84%) Azure Functions
14 6 (0.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.09%) Internet
2 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.26%) HTTP
4 8 (1.12%) Firewall
5 6 (0.84%) Wireless
6 4 (0.56%) LAN
6 4 (0.56%) WAN
7 3 (0.42%) Multicast
7 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.28%) DHCP
8 2 (0.28%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.28%) Network Security
8 2 (0.28%) SAN
8 2 (0.28%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.28%) VLAN
8 2 (0.28%) VSAN
9 1 (0.14%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.53%) NoSQL
2 48 (6.69%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 35 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (4.32%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.77%) Big Data
7 25 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 19 (2.65%) Hadoop
9 17 (2.37%) Data Mining
9 17 (2.37%) MySQL
9 17 (2.37%) Tableau
10 16 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.67%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.39%) Power BI
13 8 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 8 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
13 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.12%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.63%) JUnit
4 24 (3.35%) JIRA
5 18 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (2.51%) SonarQube
6 16 (2.23%) Mocha
6 16 (2.23%) Storybook
7 11 (1.53%) webpack
8 8 (1.12%) Mockito
9 6 (0.84%) NUnit
10 5 (0.70%) ER Studio
10 5 (0.70%) ERwin
10 5 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (0.70%) Selenium
11 4 (0.56%) JMeter
11 4 (0.56%) Subversion
12 3 (0.42%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.42%) Maven
12 3 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 260 (36.26%) Social Skills
2 227 (31.66%) Finance
3 134 (18.69%) Marketing
4 93 (12.97%) Manufacturing
5 88 (12.27%) Telecoms
6 84 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (11.72%) Public Sector
7 78 (10.88%) Electronics
8 57 (7.95%) Law
9 51 (7.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 39 (5.44%) Presentation Skills
11 38 (5.30%) Influencing Skills
12 37 (5.16%) Public Speaking
13 30 (4.18%) Banking
14 26 (3.63%) Games
15 24 (3.35%) Advertising
16 19 (2.65%) Legal
17 16 (2.23%) French Language
18 10 (1.39%) Automotive
18 10 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 218 (30.40%) Developer
2 71 (9.90%) Senior Developer
3 70 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 45 (6.28%) Data Scientist
4 45 (6.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 35 (4.88%) Cloud Developer
5 35 (4.88%) Programmer
6 32 (4.46%) Analyst
7 29 (4.04%) Consultant
8 27 (3.77%) Architect
9 25 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
9 25 (3.49%) Software Developer
10 23 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 23 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (3.21%) Technical Leader
11 22 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (2.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 19 (2.65%) Angular Developer
13 19 (2.65%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 18 (2.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.83%) .NET
2 88 (12.27%) React
3 77 (10.74%) AngularJS
4 74 (10.32%) CSS
5 73 (10.18%) HTML
5 73 (10.18%) Node.js
6 41 (5.72%) Web Services
7 37 (5.16%) Jest
7 37 (5.16%) REST
8 35 (4.88%) ASP.NET
9 32 (4.46%) HTML5
10 28 (3.91%) Kafka
10 28 (3.91%) Spring
10 28 (3.91%) TensorFlow
11 26 (3.63%) ASP.NET Core
11 26 (3.63%) CSS3
12 25 (3.49%) Sass
13 24 (3.35%) .NET Framework
13 24 (3.35%) OAuth
13 24 (3.35%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 132 (18.41%) Algorithms
2 80 (11.16%) User Experience
3 59 (8.23%) Data Structures
4 50 (6.97%) Life Science
4 50 (6.97%) Public Cloud
5 47 (6.56%) Data Centre
6 36 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (3.77%) Virtual Team
9 23 (3.21%) Biotechnology
9 23 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.23%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.23%) Wiki
11 13 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.81%) Renewable Energy
12 12 (1.67%) Robotics
13 11 (1.53%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.26%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.25%) Linux
2 40 (5.58%) Windows
3 9 (1.26%) Unix
3 9 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.70%) SUSE
5 4 (0.56%) VxWorks
6 3 (0.42%) Android
6 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (60.53%) Computer Science
2 194 (27.06%) Software Engineering
3 174 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (18.41%) Mathematics
5 125 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
6 120 (16.74%) Data Science
7 108 (15.06%) Business Intelligence
8 105 (14.64%) Analytics
9 101 (14.09%) Mentoring
10 91 (12.69%) Statistics
11 86 (11.99%) Coaching
12 83 (11.58%) Digital Marketing
12 83 (11.58%) Machine Learning
13 78 (10.88%) Programme Management
14 70 (9.76%) Visualisation
15 67 (9.34%) Validation
16 66 (9.21%) Project Management
17 63 (8.79%) DevOps
18 61 (8.51%) Decision-Making
19 55 (7.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 268 (37.38%) Python
2 144 (20.08%) Java
3 143 (19.94%) JavaScript
4 119 (16.60%) C#
5 115 (16.04%) SQL
6 95 (13.25%) Go
7 93 (12.97%) TypeScript
8 78 (10.88%) C++
9 40 (5.58%) R
10 37 (5.16%) C
11 22 (3.07%) ES6
12 16 (2.23%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.53%) SAS Macro
15 8 (1.12%) VB
15 8 (1.12%) VBA
16 7 (0.98%) Perl
17 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.84%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 717 (100.00%) Degree
2 263 (36.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (10.18%) PhD
4 11 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.39%) Chartered Engineer
5 10 (1.39%) MBA
6 8 (1.12%) CISSP
6 8 (1.12%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.98%) CISM
7 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.84%) A+ Certification
8 6 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.56%) MCP
10 4 (0.56%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.42%) CEH
11 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.79%) QA
2 21 (2.93%) GDPR
3 11 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.39%) CDISC
5 8 (1.12%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.98%) EMIR
6 7 (0.98%) Good Clinical Practice
6 7 (0.98%) MiFID
7 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.28%) HL7
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.28%) NIST
10 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) GxP
10 1 (0.14%) NCSC
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (13.81%) Docker
2 22 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.14%) Ceph
7 1 (0.14%) KVM
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (14.78%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.26%) Ansible
2 9 (1.26%) Terraform
3 8 (1.12%) Rancher
4 7 (0.98%) Data Guard
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.42%) Puppet
6 3 (0.42%) Salt
7 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.14%) Consul
8 1 (0.14%) Grafana
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 118 (16.46%) Oracle
2 92 (12.83%) SAP
3 68 (9.48%) Google
4 51 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.02%) PagerDuty
6 12 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.98%) ServiceNow
7 7 (0.98%) Snapchat
7 7 (0.98%) Sun
7 7 (0.98%) VMware
8 6 (0.84%) Autodesk
8 6 (0.84%) Databricks
9 5 (0.70%) Alteryx
9 5 (0.70%) DataRobot
9 5 (0.70%) IBM
9 5 (0.70%) Instagram
9 5 (0.70%) Kofax
9 5 (0.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 4 (0.56%) BT
10 4 (0.56%) Cisco