Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 562 500
Rank change year-on-year +52 -62 +96
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 945 756 1,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.74% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 698 477 797
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 41,611 43,350 57,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 31,850 34,158 45,811
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +59 913 £60,000 +9.09% 180
London +73 518 £70,000 +7.69% 73
UK excluding London +58 414 £50,000 +11.11% 121
South East -8 170 £45,000 - 39
East of England +26 70 £57,500 +26.37% 17
North of England +36 66 £50,000 -4.76% 22
Midlands +24 57 £65,000 +44.44% 12
North West -4 40 £60,000 +14.29% 6
West Midlands -8 33 £45,000 +2.86% 9
South West +2 30 £50,000 +25.00% 17
East Midlands +23 24 £78,000 +56.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 17 £51,000 -1.95% 12
Scotland -32 13 £27,500 -45.00% 8
North East -15 9 £40,000 - 4
Wales -2 8 £40,000 +14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 945 (100.00%) Degree
2 508 (53.76%) Computer Science
3 349 (36.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 329 (34.81%) Java
5 322 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (32.59%) Finance
7 238 (25.19%) Python
8 181 (19.15%) SQL
9 160 (16.93%) Linux
10 148 (15.66%) Mathematics
11 142 (15.03%) C++
12 141 (14.92%) Software Engineering
13 133 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
14 132 (13.97%) C#
15 130 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
16 129 (13.65%) Scrum
17 124 (13.12%) DevOps
18 117 (12.38%) Analytics
19 112 (11.85%) Big Data
19 112 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
20 111 (11.75%) Machine Learning
21 104 (11.01%) SOA
21 104 (11.01%) Project Management
22 102 (10.79%) PhD
23 101 (10.69%) Mentoring
24 100 (10.58%) Banking
25 96 (10.16%) JavaScript
26 93 (9.84%) Physics
27 91 (9.63%) Open Source
27 91 (9.63%) OO

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 82 (8.68%) Apache Spark
2 45 (4.76%) SAS
3 38 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.17%) Apache
5 22 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.01%) JBoss
6 19 (2.01%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.16%) GlassFish
10 8 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.63%) Confluence
12 5 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.42%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.21%) GemFire
15 2 (0.21%) IIS
15 2 (0.21%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 29 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.54%) OmniGraffle
2 24 (2.54%) SPSS
3 22 (2.33%) InVision
4 14 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.48%) Weka
5 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.21%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 16 (1.69%) SAP Business One
2 10 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.42%) Summit
5 3 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle AML
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (3.28%) SaaS
5 22 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 19 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 16 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 16 (1.69%) GitHub
9 13 (1.38%) PaaS
10 12 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (1.06%) Route 53
11 10 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.95%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.74%) IaaS
14 7 (0.74%) Serverless
15 6 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
16 5 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.82%) Firewall
2 51 (5.40%) Internet
3 25 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (2.33%) Wireless
5 17 (1.80%) HTTP
6 15 (1.59%) Network Security
7 13 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.16%) Bluetooth
8 11 (1.16%) DNS
9 9 (0.95%) DHCP
9 9 (0.95%) VoIP
10 8 (0.85%) LAN
10 8 (0.85%) WAN
11 7 (0.74%) Intranet
11 7 (0.74%) OSPF
12 6 (0.63%) ICMP
12 6 (0.63%) SNMP
13 5 (0.53%) SMTP
14 3 (0.32%) MPLS
14 3 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.85%) Big Data
2 89 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 79 (8.36%) Relational Database
4 66 (6.98%) Hadoop
5 64 (6.77%) MongoDB
6 55 (5.82%) Data Lake
7 54 (5.71%) SQL Server
8 50 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (4.44%) MySQL
10 41 (4.34%) RDBMS
11 33 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (3.28%) Apache Hive
12 31 (3.28%) Redis
13 25 (2.65%) QlikView
14 21 (2.22%) Data Mining
14 21 (2.22%) Flink
15 19 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
16 18 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
17 17 (1.80%) Riak
18 15 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (8.36%) Jenkins
2 67 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.76%) JIRA
4 28 (2.96%) Maven
5 20 (2.12%) Subversion
6 18 (1.90%) Gradle
7 16 (1.69%) Ant
8 13 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.16%) JUnit
10 9 (0.95%) GoCD
10 9 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.63%) Android Studio
12 6 (0.63%) GitLab
12 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.53%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.42%) CA Release Automation
15 3 (0.32%) VersionOne
General
1 308 (32.59%) Finance
2 100 (10.58%) Banking
3 61 (6.46%) Retail
4 51 (5.40%) Marketing
5 33 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.28%) Front Office
6 31 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 30 (3.17%) Financial Institution
7 30 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.96%) Electronics
9 25 (2.65%) Law
10 17 (1.80%) Advertising
11 16 (1.69%) French Language
11 16 (1.69%) Games
12 13 (1.38%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.16%) Legal
14 6 (0.63%) Automotive
15 4 (0.42%) Military
15 4 (0.42%) Publishing
16 3 (0.32%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 243 (25.71%) Developer
2 104 (11.01%) Java Developer
3 73 (7.72%) Architect
4 71 (7.51%) Analyst
5 70 (7.41%) Consultant
6 57 (6.03%) Software Engineer
7 54 (5.71%) Data Scientist
8 52 (5.50%) Junior
9 36 (3.81%) .NET Developer
10 33 (3.49%) Java Engineer
10 33 (3.49%) Junior Developer
11 32 (3.39%) C++ Developer
11 32 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.17%) Business Analyst
12 30 (3.17%) Designer
13 28 (2.96%) Graduate
14 27 (2.86%) UX Designer
15 25 (2.65%) Analytics Manager
15 25 (2.65%) Project Manager
16 23 (2.43%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.36%) .NET
2 78 (8.25%) HTML
3 76 (8.04%) AngularJS
4 71 (7.51%) Web Services
5 70 (7.41%) jQuery
6 69 (7.30%) CSS
7 62 (6.56%) JSON
8 53 (5.61%) XML
9 52 (5.50%) Spring
10 49 (5.19%) REST
10 49 (5.19%) RESTful
11 37 (3.92%) SOAP
12 30 (3.17%) Hibernate
12 30 (3.17%) Kafka
12 30 (3.17%) Node.js
13 27 (2.86%) React
13 27 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
14 22 (2.33%) ASP.NET
14 22 (2.33%) J2EE
15 21 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 508 (53.76%) Computer Science
2 133 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (8.57%) Algorithms
4 55 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (4.66%) Management Information System
6 42 (4.44%) User Experience
7 33 (3.49%) Data Centre
8 30 (3.17%) Mobile App
9 29 (3.07%) Data Structures
9 29 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (2.96%) Hedge funds
11 24 (2.54%) Fintech
12 22 (2.33%) IVR
13 20 (2.12%) Market Risk
13 20 (2.12%) Robotics
14 18 (1.90%) Cybercrime
15 16 (1.69%) N-Tier
16 15 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (1.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.93%) Linux
2 61 (6.46%) Windows
3 42 (4.44%) Unix
4 24 (2.54%) Android
5 15 (1.59%) CentOS
6 10 (1.06%) Debian
7 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.53%) DC/OS
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.53%) zOS
10 3 (0.32%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (15.66%) Mathematics
3 141 (14.92%) Software Engineering
4 130 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
5 129 (13.65%) Scrum
6 124 (13.12%) DevOps
7 117 (12.38%) Analytics
8 111 (11.75%) Machine Learning
9 104 (11.01%) Project Management
9 104 (11.01%) SOA
10 101 (10.69%) Mentoring
11 93 (9.84%) Physics
12 91 (9.63%) OO
12 91 (9.63%) Open Source
13 79 (8.36%) Data Science
14 76 (8.04%) SDLC
15 72 (7.62%) OOP
16 70 (7.41%) Statistics
17 69 (7.30%) Creative Thinking
18 65 (6.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (34.81%) Java
2 238 (25.19%) Python
3 181 (19.15%) SQL
4 142 (15.03%) C++
5 132 (13.97%) C#
6 96 (10.16%) JavaScript
7 86 (9.10%) C
8 83 (8.78%) R
9 52 (5.50%) Scala
10 51 (5.40%) PHP
11 45 (4.76%) Bash Shell
12 43 (4.55%) MATLAB
13 41 (4.34%) Ruby
14 40 (4.23%) Perl
15 33 (3.49%) VBA
16 32 (3.39%) Java 8
17 30 (3.17%) Go
18 16 (1.69%) T-SQL
19 11 (1.16%) PowerShell
20 9 (0.95%) Jython
Qualifications
1 945 (100.00%) Degree
2 349 (36.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (10.79%) PhD
4 31 (3.28%) CISSP
5 29 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (2.96%) CISA
7 22 (2.33%) CCNA
8 21 (2.22%) CISM
9 19 (2.01%) CCNP
10 18 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.90%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
11 16 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 12 (1.27%) MBA
13 10 (1.06%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.95%) SANS
15 7 (0.74%) CCIE
15 7 (0.74%) CCIE Security
15 7 (0.74%) GIAC
15 7 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.02%) QA
2 22 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.48%) MiFID
4 13 (1.38%) GDPR
5 12 (1.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 10 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (1.06%) ECSS
6 10 (1.06%) EMIR
7 9 (0.95%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.42%) P3O
8 4 (0.42%) PMO
9 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.21%) PSD2
9 2 (0.21%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.11%) GCP
10 1 (0.11%) RMADS
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (7.41%) Docker
2 19 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.27%) HDFS
4 10 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.95%) Xen
6 8 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.42%) SAP ITS
8 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.32%) LXC
8 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 72 (7.62%) Ansible
2 42 (4.44%) Puppet
3 40 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.65%) Nagios
6 17 (1.80%) Terraform
7 14 (1.48%) Kibana
7 14 (1.48%) Mesos
8 11 (1.16%) logstash
9 9 (0.95%) Graphite
10 6 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (0.63%) Oozie
10 6 (0.63%) OpenView
10 6 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.63%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 65 (6.88%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.71%) Oracle
3 53 (5.61%) SAP
4 52 (5.50%) Google
5 46 (4.87%) Tableau
6 26 (2.75%) New Relic
7 22 (2.33%) Alias
8 20 (2.12%) Netezza
8 20 (2.12%) Teradata
9 19 (2.01%) Adobe
10 17 (1.80%) Splunk
11 16 (1.69%) IBM
12 11 (1.16%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.06%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.06%) Cognizant
13 10 (1.06%) Perforce
13 10 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.06%) VMware
14 9 (0.95%) CA
15 8 (0.85%) HP