Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 499 534
Rank change year-on-year -16 +35 +63
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 915 1160 1120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.57% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 2.13% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 527 807 771
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43458 54468 60879
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.46% 26.99% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33612 43941 48021
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -4 901 £55,000 - 86
London +61 563 £70,000 +12.00% 56
UK excluding London -96 348 £45,000 -5.26% 30
South East +3 171 £38,000 -10.59% 4
Midlands +2 59 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North of England -14 56 £44,031 +25.80% 9
North West -27 44 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Midlands -14 38 £26,500 -51.82% 3
East of England -31 30 £32,500 -45.83% 7
East Midlands +50 21 £45,000 +9.76% 1
South West -13 21 £42,750 -14.50% 4
Yorkshire +8 9 £42,500 +51.79% 2
Wales -1 5 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Scotland -32 5 £130,000 +136.36% 1
North East +5 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland -10 2 - -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT jobs citing Master's Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 915 (100.00%) Degree
2 390 (42.62%) Computer Science
3 352 (38.47%) Finance
4 299 (32.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 297 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
6 248 (27.10%) Java
7 187 (20.44%) SQL
7 187 (20.44%) Python
8 177 (19.34%) Banking
9 176 (19.23%) Project Management
10 162 (17.70%) Oracle
11 155 (16.94%) Management Information System
12 152 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
13 151 (16.50%) C++
14 149 (16.28%) Analytics
15 132 (14.43%) Big Data
16 131 (14.32%) Software Engineering
17 128 (13.99%) Linux
18 123 (13.44%) Machine Learning
19 121 (13.22%) Windows
20 118 (12.90%) Mathematics
21 114 (12.46%) Scrum
22 113 (12.35%) Retail
23 112 (12.24%) PhD
24 106 (11.58%) .NET
24 106 (11.58%) Algorithms
25 102 (11.15%) R
26 101 (11.04%) C#
26 101 (11.04%) Asset Management
27 100 (10.93%) Relational Database

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 44 (4.81%) Apache Spark
2 41 (4.48%) SAS
3 26 (2.84%) Apache
4 20 (2.19%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.86%) SharePoint
8 16 (1.75%) Confluence
9 15 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.53%) JBoss
11 13 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.20%) CMS
12 11 (1.20%) GlassFish
12 11 (1.20%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.87%) eris
13 8 (0.87%) Ethereum
13 8 (0.87%) Hyperledger
14 6 (0.66%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.73%) SPSS
4 21 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (1.86%) Stata
7 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (1.09%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.87%) EViews
9 7 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.66%) InVision
11 2 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) SAP CO
1 5 (0.55%) SAP FI
1 5 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) HFM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.48%) SaaS
3 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.08%) IaaS
6 17 (1.86%) Amazon EMR
7 16 (1.75%) PaaS
8 13 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.20%) Office 365
10 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.55%) G Suite
11 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.33%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.33%) Force.com
12 3 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.39%) Firewall
2 19 (2.08%) SAN
2 19 (2.08%) VPN
3 18 (1.97%) DNS
4 16 (1.75%) Internet
5 12 (1.31%) DHCP
6 11 (1.20%) 802.11
6 11 (1.20%) Intranet
7 8 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.55%) BGP
8 5 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.44%) LDAP
9 4 (0.44%) Network Security
9 4 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.44%) SSL
10 3 (0.33%) ATM
10 3 (0.33%) HTTP
10 3 (0.33%) LAN
10 3 (0.33%) VoIP
10 3 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (14.43%) Big Data
2 100 (10.93%) Relational Database
3 90 (9.84%) Hadoop
4 81 (8.85%) SQL Server
5 75 (8.20%) NoSQL
6 50 (5.46%) RDBMS
7 44 (4.81%) MongoDB
7 44 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 41 (4.48%) Data Mining
9 30 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (2.30%) Blockchain
12 21 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (2.19%) Apache Hive
13 20 (2.19%) MySQL
13 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (1.86%) QlikView
16 16 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (5.25%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.72%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.84%) JIRA
4 24 (2.62%) Subversion
5 22 (2.40%) Maven
6 18 (1.97%) Selenium
7 16 (1.75%) Ant
8 13 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.42%) JUnit
9 12 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.20%) TestNG
11 9 (0.98%) TestRail
12 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.87%) Gradle
12 8 (0.87%) Xcode
13 7 (0.77%) Appium
13 7 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.77%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.66%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.55%) FitNesse
General
1 352 (38.47%) Finance
2 177 (19.34%) Banking
3 113 (12.35%) Retail
4 90 (9.84%) Marketing
5 81 (8.85%) Investment Banking
6 62 (6.78%) Retail Banking
7 34 (3.72%) Front Office
7 34 (3.72%) Manufacturing
8 29 (3.17%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.19%) Advertising
10 18 (1.97%) Legal
11 15 (1.64%) Electronics
12 14 (1.53%) Publishing
13 13 (1.42%) Law
14 12 (1.31%) French Language
15 11 (1.20%) German Language
15 11 (1.20%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.87%) Local Government
17 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 179 (19.56%) Developer
2 101 (11.04%) Architect
3 68 (7.43%) Analyst
4 59 (6.45%) Data Scientist
4 59 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 49 (5.36%) Audit Manager
5 49 (5.36%) IT Audit Manager
6 43 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (4.48%) Consultant
8 38 (4.15%) Junior
9 32 (3.50%) C++ Developer
9 32 (3.50%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.39%) Assistant IT Manager
10 31 (3.39%) IT Assistant
10 31 (3.39%) Quantitative Developer
11 30 (3.28%) Java Developer
12 29 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 29 (3.17%) Technical Architect
13 28 (3.06%) DBA
13 28 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (11.58%) .NET
2 74 (8.09%) HTML
3 59 (6.45%) Web Services
4 49 (5.36%) CSS
5 40 (4.37%) HTML5
6 36 (3.93%) .NET Framework
7 33 (3.61%) REST
8 20 (2.19%) jQuery
8 20 (2.19%) XML
9 18 (1.97%) J2EE
9 18 (1.97%) Java EE
9 18 (1.97%) Natural Language Processing
10 17 (1.86%) scikit-learn
10 17 (1.86%) Spring
11 16 (1.75%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.64%) JSON
12 15 (1.64%) Node.js
13 14 (1.53%) RESTful
13 14 (1.53%) Software Packaging
14 13 (1.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 390 (42.62%) Computer Science
2 155 (16.94%) Management Information System
3 152 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (11.58%) Algorithms
5 58 (6.34%) User Experience
6 39 (4.26%) Social Media
7 32 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.84%) Derivative
9 25 (2.73%) Hedge funds
9 25 (2.73%) Virtual Team
10 23 (2.51%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.40%) Fintech
12 21 (2.30%) Driving Licence
13 19 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.75%) PMI
16 14 (1.53%) Fixed Income
17 13 (1.42%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.99%) Linux
2 121 (13.22%) Windows
3 84 (9.18%) Unix
4 51 (5.57%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.39%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.30%) Android
8 14 (1.53%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.66%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.44%) VMS
13 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) CentOS
14 2 (0.22%) Fedora
14 2 (0.22%) Solaris
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (19.23%) Project Management
3 149 (16.28%) Analytics
4 131 (14.32%) Software Engineering
5 123 (13.44%) Machine Learning
6 118 (12.90%) Mathematics
7 114 (12.46%) Scrum
8 101 (11.04%) Asset Management
9 91 (9.95%) Risk Management
10 87 (9.51%) Information Security
11 82 (8.96%) DevOps
12 78 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (8.09%) OO
14 71 (7.76%) Kanban
14 71 (7.76%) Open Source
15 70 (7.65%) Business Analysis
15 70 (7.65%) Mentoring
16 69 (7.54%) SDLC
17 66 (7.21%) Data Analytics
18 62 (6.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 248 (27.10%) Java
2 187 (20.44%) Python
2 187 (20.44%) SQL
3 151 (16.50%) C++
4 102 (11.15%) R
5 101 (11.04%) C#
6 82 (8.96%) C
7 52 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 51 (5.57%) Perl
9 50 (5.46%) MATLAB
10 28 (3.06%) Scala
11 24 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.51%) PHP
13 22 (2.40%) Ruby
14 19 (2.08%) VBA
15 18 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.86%) Go
17 15 (1.64%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.64%) VB
18 13 (1.42%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 915 (100.00%) Degree
2 299 (32.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (12.24%) PhD
4 66 (7.21%) CISA
5 61 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
6 38 (4.15%) CISSP
7 35 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (2.95%) MBA
8 27 (2.95%) PMI Certification
8 27 (2.95%) Security Cleared
9 26 (2.84%) SC Cleared
10 24 (2.62%) CISM
11 23 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (2.19%) MCSE
13 15 (1.64%) CCNA
14 12 (1.31%) CIMA
14 12 (1.31%) ISEB
14 12 (1.31%) PMP
14 12 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.07%) QA
2 23 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.64%) SLA
4 10 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.87%) GDPR
5 8 (0.87%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.87%) PMO
6 7 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.55%) EMIR
7 5 (0.55%) MiFID
7 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.44%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.33%) COBIT
9 3 (0.33%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) Val IT
System Software
1 53 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.50%) Docker
4 15 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.66%) LXC
9 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.33%) Xen
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.22%) XenApp
11 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (2.62%) Puppet
2 19 (2.08%) Ansible
3 12 (1.31%) Mesos
3 12 (1.31%) Nagios
4 11 (1.20%) Graphite
5 10 (1.09%) Terraform
6 8 (0.87%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.77%) SCCM
8 6 (0.66%) Icinga
9 5 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.33%) Grafana
10 3 (0.33%) Kibana
10 3 (0.33%) logstash
10 3 (0.33%) NetCrunch
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
11 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 162 (17.70%) Oracle
2 97 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 56 (6.12%) VMware
4 49 (5.36%) Cognizant
5 40 (4.37%) Murex
6 35 (3.83%) SAP
7 29 (3.17%) Google
8 25 (2.73%) Tableau
9 21 (2.30%) Teradata
10 17 (1.86%) Dell
10 17 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.75%) Adobe
11 16 (1.75%) Cisco
11 16 (1.75%) Netezza
12 13 (1.42%) HP
13 11 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.20%) New Relic
14 10 (1.09%) Apttus
14 10 (1.09%) EqualLogic
14 10 (1.09%) Rackspace
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
UBS
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + shares, pension, trips
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum 25 days' holiday, private medial insurance, pe
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
England Wide
European Patent Office
Salary: EUR 5 317.77 to 7 575.35, depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Amazon
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £95000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pitney Bowes
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + healthcare/ pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Energus
Salary: £25,000 per annum Plus Benefit Package
Posted: 16 days ago