Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 512 514
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +27
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 831 968 974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 2.21% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 509 589 683
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £110,000 £106,250 £96,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%

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 38,820 43,826 50,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.73% 24.25% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28,743 33,667 40,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Top 15 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 14 November 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 -12 806 £65,000 +18.18% 137
London +15 514 £75,000 +7.14% 66
UK excluding London -23 305 £50,000 +11.11% 79
South East -6 124 £60,000 +33.33% 21
Midlands +31 76 £45,000 -5.26% 12
West Midlands +27 46 £43,500 -14.71% 5
East of England +44 35 £44,500 +43.55% 18
North of England -51 31 £50,000 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +21 30 £60,000 +33.33% 7
North West -38 25 £50,000 +33.33% 9
South West -3 22 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Scotland -8 15 £50,750 -51.90% 8
Yorkshire +10 5 £48,750 +11.43% 6
Wales - 2 £46,232 -
North East -12 1 £34,250 -14.38% 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 831 (100.00%) Degree
2 419 (50.42%) Computer Science
3 322 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
4 301 (36.22%) Java
5 292 (35.14%) Finance
6 267 (32.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 264 (31.77%) Python
8 209 (25.15%) SQL
9 207 (24.91%) Mathematics
10 186 (22.38%) Analytics
11 180 (21.66%) Software Engineering
12 177 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
13 159 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
14 153 (18.41%) C#
15 143 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (16.97%) C++
16 141 (16.97%) Linux
17 125 (15.04%) JavaScript
18 124 (14.92%) Data Science
19 120 (14.44%) Docker
20 118 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
21 114 (13.72%) DevOps
22 111 (13.36%) Machine Learning
23 108 (13.00%) Big Data
24 107 (12.88%) Scrum
25 104 (12.52%) HTML
26 101 (12.15%) Microsoft
27 97 (11.67%) Google
28 96 (11.55%) Marketing
29 95 (11.43%) Web Services

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 41 (4.93%) WebLogic
2 40 (4.81%) WebSphere
3 38 (4.57%) Apache Spark
3 38 (4.57%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (3.25%) SAS
6 24 (2.89%) Ethereum
7 15 (1.81%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.56%) JBoss
9 12 (1.44%) Apache
10 10 (1.20%) CMS
10 10 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.08%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.96%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.96%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.84%) Hyperledger
13 7 (0.84%) nginx
13 7 (0.84%) Tornado
Applications
1 23 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.29%) InVision
2 19 (2.29%) OmniGraffle
3 17 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (1.20%) SPSS
6 6 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.24%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.12%) InDesign
10 1 (0.12%) Simulink
10 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (2.89%) Ripple
2 14 (1.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.32%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.72%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.48%) HFM
6 4 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.36%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.24%) Magento
8 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.12%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.12%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 177 (21.30%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (8.54%) PaaS
4 45 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (4.69%) IaaS
6 37 (4.45%) SaaS
7 33 (3.97%) IBM Cloud
8 32 (3.85%) OpenShift
9 27 (3.25%) Serverless
10 26 (3.13%) Office 365
11 22 (2.65%) Google Analytics
12 17 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 16 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.93%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.44%) iTunes
15 7 (0.84%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.84%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 6 (0.72%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.78%) Firewall
2 34 (4.09%) Internet
3 21 (2.53%) VPN
4 19 (2.29%) DNS
5 14 (1.68%) HTTP
6 13 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.32%) Bluetooth
8 10 (1.20%) NFC
9 9 (1.08%) SAN
9 9 (1.08%) WebEx
10 8 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (0.96%) VoIP
11 7 (0.84%) DHCP
11 7 (0.84%) Network Security
12 6 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.72%) MPLS
13 5 (0.60%) Broadband
14 4 (0.48%) BGP
14 4 (0.48%) OSPF
15 3 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (13.00%) Big Data
2 75 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 61 (7.34%) SQL Server
4 56 (6.74%) Hadoop
5 46 (5.54%) Blockchain
6 39 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 38 (4.57%) MySQL
8 34 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (3.13%) MongoDB
11 25 (3.01%) Apache Hive
11 25 (3.01%) Data Mining
12 19 (2.29%) SAP HANA
13 17 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.81%) Spotfire
15 13 (1.56%) DB2
15 13 (1.56%) Power BI
15 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.29%) Maven
4 17 (2.05%) JUnit
5 14 (1.68%) Gradle
6 13 (1.56%) JIRA
7 12 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.20%) Selenium
10 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.84%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.72%) Ant
12 6 (0.72%) Mocha
13 5 (0.60%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.60%) Subversion
13 5 (0.60%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 292 (35.14%) Finance
2 96 (11.55%) Marketing
3 73 (8.78%) Banking
4 67 (8.06%) Front Office
5 56 (6.74%) Investment Banking
6 51 (6.14%) Financial Institution
7 40 (4.81%) Retail
8 22 (2.65%) German Language
9 21 (2.53%) French Language
10 20 (2.41%) Law
11 19 (2.29%) Legal
12 18 (2.17%) Games
12 18 (2.17%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.81%) Advertising
14 14 (1.68%) Manufacturing
15 13 (1.56%) Aerospace
15 13 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (1.44%) Automotive
17 11 (1.32%) Electronics
18 10 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (23.10%) Developer
2 87 (10.47%) Architect
3 65 (7.82%) Java Developer
4 59 (7.10%) Analyst
5 58 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 53 (6.38%) Data Scientist
7 52 (6.26%) Consultant
8 51 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 42 (5.05%) Designer
10 36 (4.33%) Python Developer
11 34 (4.09%) Applications Engineer
11 34 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
11 34 (4.09%) UX Designer
12 33 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
13 26 (3.13%) Lead Designer
13 26 (3.13%) Lead UX Designer
14 24 (2.89%) Java Engineer
15 23 (2.77%) AWS Developer
15 23 (2.77%) Cloud Native Architect
16 22 (2.65%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.52%) HTML
2 95 (11.43%) Web Services
3 73 (8.78%) Spring
4 70 (8.42%) React
5 63 (7.58%) .NET
6 62 (7.46%) Java EE
7 60 (7.22%) Node.js
8 57 (6.86%) CSS
8 57 (6.86%) RESTful
9 49 (5.90%) HTML5
10 48 (5.78%) AngularJS
10 48 (5.78%) J2EE
11 47 (5.66%) Spring Boot
12 32 (3.85%) Hibernate
13 31 (3.73%) XML
14 29 (3.49%) .NET Framework
14 29 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
15 27 (3.25%) J2SE
16 25 (3.01%) Natural Language Processing
16 25 (3.01%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 419 (50.42%) Computer Science
2 159 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (11.31%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (10.83%) Algorithms
5 62 (7.46%) User Experience
6 54 (6.50%) Fintech
7 48 (5.78%) Equities
7 48 (5.78%) Management Information System
8 45 (5.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 44 (5.29%) Data Centre
9 44 (5.29%) Public Cloud
10 43 (5.17%) Fixed Income
11 40 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
13 38 (4.57%) Data Structures
14 37 (4.45%) Virtual Team
15 36 (4.33%) Blog
15 36 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 30 (3.61%) Cloud Native
17 27 (3.25%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.97%) Linux
2 67 (8.06%) Windows
3 47 (5.66%) Unix
4 19 (2.29%) Mac OS X
5 17 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.68%) Android
8 9 (1.08%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) zOS
12 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (24.91%) Mathematics
3 186 (22.38%) Analytics
4 180 (21.66%) Software Engineering
5 143 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (14.92%) Data Science
7 114 (13.72%) DevOps
8 111 (13.36%) Machine Learning
9 107 (12.88%) Scrum
10 86 (10.35%) Risk Management
11 85 (10.23%) Microservices
12 79 (9.51%) Open Source
13 77 (9.27%) Project Management
14 76 (9.15%) Physics
15 75 (9.03%) Statistics
16 73 (8.78%) SDLC
17 72 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (8.06%) Mentoring
19 62 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
20 61 (7.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 301 (36.22%) Java
2 264 (31.77%) Python
3 209 (25.15%) SQL
4 153 (18.41%) C#
5 141 (16.97%) C++
6 125 (15.04%) JavaScript
7 84 (10.11%) Go
8 74 (8.90%) C
9 67 (8.06%) R
10 41 (4.93%) Scala
11 30 (3.61%) Ruby
12 29 (3.49%) Java 8
13 26 (3.13%) Perl
13 26 (3.13%) PHP
14 24 (2.89%) Bash Shell
15 23 (2.77%) MATLAB
16 19 (2.29%) PowerShell
17 18 (2.17%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.20%) AspectJ
19 9 (1.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 831 (100.00%) Degree
2 267 (32.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (9.39%) PhD
4 38 (4.57%) Numerate Degree
5 28 (3.37%) CISSP
6 22 (2.65%) CISM
6 22 (2.65%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.93%) MBA
8 15 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
9 13 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (1.56%) CREST Certified
10 12 (1.44%) AWS Certification
11 11 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 11 (1.32%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.20%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.72%) CCNA
14 6 (0.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.46%) QA
2 30 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.05%) MiFID
4 15 (1.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.68%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (1.08%) EMIR
6 9 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.84%) GAMP
7 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.60%) GDPR
8 5 (0.60%) SLA
9 3 (0.36%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.24%) PMO
10 2 (0.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) PSD2
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (14.44%) Docker
2 30 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 90 (10.83%) Kubernetes
2 75 (9.03%) Puppet
3 70 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (7.94%) Ansible
5 23 (2.77%) Salt
6 6 (0.72%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.48%) Mesos
7 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.48%) Terraform
8 3 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.36%) Kibana
9 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.24%) SCCM
9 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 101 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 97 (11.67%) Google
3 68 (8.18%) SAP
4 60 (7.22%) Oracle
5 46 (5.54%) Red Hat
6 44 (5.29%) IBM
7 32 (3.85%) Tableau
8 22 (2.65%) Adobe
9 21 (2.53%) Splunk
10 20 (2.41%) VMware
11 17 (2.05%) ForgeRock
12 16 (1.93%) Alias
13 15 (1.81%) Apple
14 14 (1.68%) New Relic
15 11 (1.32%) Sony
16 10 (1.20%) Cisco
17 9 (1.08%) Maxymiser
17 9 (1.08%) Optimizely
17 9 (1.08%) Qubit
17 9 (1.08%) Xamarin