Master's Degree Jobs

Master's Degree
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 195 59 179
Rank change year-on-year -136 +120 +45
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 1,447 4,244 4,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 5.03% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 15.01% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 735 813 1,069
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,328 £31,250
25th Percentile £49,538 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £93,750 £92,500
90th Percentile £113,500 £127,500 £125,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +7.32%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

Master's Degree falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 26,472 28,267 50,106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.47% 33.51% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15,597 14,086 20,258
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +1.04%

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 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Top 17 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -141 1,262 £65,000 -13.33% 540
UK excluding London -200 797 £57,500 -4.17% 437
London +14 593 £85,000 +6.25% 204
Work from Home +36 431 £65,000 -3.70% 346
South East -91 287 £60,000 -7.69% 132
Scotland -84 107 £85,000 +41.67% 18
North of England -243 99 £55,000 +15.37% 85
Midlands -197 95 £55,000 +37.50% 69
East of England -115 93 £60,000 +4.35% 54
South West -146 90 £51,726 -31.03% 65
North West -185 61 £57,500 -8.00% 47
West Midlands -142 59 £47,500 -24.00% 40
East Midlands -144 35 £80,000 +160.16% 29
Yorkshire -156 20 £50,000 +14.97% 23
Northern Ireland +11 19 £72,500 +107.14% 11
North East -85 18 £50,000 +4.88% 17
Wales -52 7 £35,000 -53.33% 20

Master's Degree
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (2.00%) FileNet
2 21 (1.45%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.04%) Apache
3 15 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.97%) IIS
5 11 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (0.55%) Confluence
8 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Exchange
9 6 (0.41%) nginx
10 3 (0.21%) CMS
10 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.21%) SAS
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.069%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.069%) Luigi
11 1 (0.069%) Solana
11 1 (0.069%) Umbraco
Applications
1 59 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.41%) Trello
7 5 (0.35%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.28%) EPLAN
9 3 (0.21%) InVision
9 3 (0.21%) Simulink
9 3 (0.21%) Sketch
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.069%) Blender
10 1 (0.069%) InDesign
10 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.97%) Ripple
3 8 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.48%) Salesforce CRM
5 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.28%) Primavera
6 4 (0.28%) Shopify
7 3 (0.21%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.069%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.069%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.069%) Endur
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.069%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.069%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 199 (13.75%) AWS
2 174 (12.02%) Azure
3 82 (5.67%) Power Platform
4 66 (4.56%) GCP
5 54 (3.73%) GitHub
6 47 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (3.04%) Amazon S3
8 39 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
9 38 (2.63%) SurveyMonkey
10 37 (2.56%) SaaS
11 36 (2.49%) Figma
12 30 (2.07%) Serverless
13 28 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.31%) IaaS
14 19 (1.31%) PaaS
15 17 (1.17%) PowerApps
16 12 (0.83%) Azure DevOps
16 12 (0.83%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.83%) Power Automate
17 11 (0.76%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.21%) Firewall
2 30 (2.07%) 5G
2 30 (2.07%) Broadband
2 30 (2.07%) Internet
3 25 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.24%) HTTP
5 16 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
5 16 (1.11%) Wireless
6 13 (0.90%) Intranet
7 12 (0.83%) Network Security
8 11 (0.76%) MQTT
8 11 (0.76%) Skype
8 11 (0.76%) Telepresence
9 10 (0.69%) WebEx
10 9 (0.62%) SNMP
11 8 (0.55%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.55%) WAN
12 6 (0.41%) SD-WAN
13 5 (0.35%) SAN
13 5 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.19%) Tableau
2 81 (5.60%) Power BI
3 62 (4.28%) Big Data
4 59 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 52 (3.59%) SQL Server
6 45 (3.11%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.00%) MySQL
11 28 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.45%) Data Mining
12 21 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.31%) Redis
14 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (0.83%) GIS
17 11 (0.76%) Amazon QuickSight
17 11 (0.76%) Data Lake
18 10 (0.69%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 115 (7.95%) Git
2 57 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.00%) Jasmine
3 29 (2.00%) JUnit
3 29 (2.00%) Mockito
4 25 (1.73%) GitLab
5 23 (1.59%) JIRA
6 6 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.35%) Cypress.io
7 5 (0.35%) Selenium
7 5 (0.35%) Subversion
7 5 (0.35%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.35%) webpack
8 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.28%) CMake
8 4 (0.28%) MLflow
9 3 (0.21%) Babel
9 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.21%) TestRail
10 2 (0.14%) ERwin
General
1 672 (46.44%) Social Skills
2 400 (27.64%) Finance
3 317 (21.91%) Analytical Skills
4 193 (13.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 184 (12.72%) Marketing
6 147 (10.16%) Law
7 113 (7.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 87 (6.01%) Legal
9 66 (4.56%) Manufacturing
10 60 (4.15%) Banking
11 59 (4.08%) Presentation Skills
12 49 (3.39%) Public Sector
13 43 (2.97%) Telecoms
14 41 (2.83%) Retail
15 40 (2.76%) Social Science
16 38 (2.63%) Electronics
17 36 (2.49%) Automotive
18 25 (1.73%) Games
19 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
20 18 (1.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 336 (23.22%) Senior
2 170 (11.75%) Software Engineer
3 155 (10.71%) Developer
4 145 (10.02%) Analyst
5 114 (7.88%) Data Scientist
6 108 (7.46%) Lead
7 101 (6.98%) Architect
8 99 (6.84%) Senior Data Scientist
9 66 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
10 51 (3.52%) Senior Software Engineer
11 46 (3.18%) Principal Engineer
12 45 (3.11%) Consultant
13 42 (2.90%) Senior Developer
14 40 (2.76%) Graduate
15 38 (2.63%) Principal Systems Engineer
16 36 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
17 32 (2.21%) Data Engineer
17 32 (2.21%) Software Developer
18 24 (1.66%) Embedded Engineer
18 24 (1.66%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.94%) AngularJS
2 84 (5.81%) React
3 79 (5.46%) .NET
4 77 (5.32%) TensorFlow
5 72 (4.98%) Kafka
6 58 (4.01%) Pandas
6 58 (4.01%) scikit-learn
7 51 (3.52%) PySpark
8 46 (3.18%) Web Services
9 37 (2.56%) HTML
9 37 (2.56%) PyTorch
9 37 (2.56%) Spring
10 34 (2.35%) Hibernate
11 33 (2.28%) GraphQL
11 33 (2.28%) RESTful
12 32 (2.21%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.21%) CSS
13 29 (2.00%) J2EE
13 29 (2.00%) Spring Integration
14 22 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 275 (19.00%) Algorithms
2 87 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 76 (5.25%) Onboarding
4 50 (3.46%) Product Ownership
5 49 (3.39%) Cloud Native
6 47 (3.25%) Life Science
7 46 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (3.04%) Data Structures
9 40 (2.76%) IoT
10 31 (2.14%) Distributed Systems
11 28 (1.94%) Market Risk
12 25 (1.73%) Blockchain
13 24 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
15 20 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
15 20 (1.38%) Security Posture
16 19 (1.31%) Robotics
17 18 (1.24%) CUDA
18 17 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.64%) Linux
2 60 (4.15%) Windows
3 50 (3.46%) Unix
4 18 (1.24%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.55%) Android
7 7 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.069%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (49.07%) Computer Science
2 453 (31.31%) Problem-Solving
3 314 (21.70%) Software Engineering
4 287 (19.83%) Agile
4 287 (19.83%) Mathematics
5 269 (18.59%) Analytics
6 268 (18.52%) Data Science
7 257 (17.76%) Machine Learning
8 234 (16.17%) Artificial Intelligence
9 216 (14.93%) Statistics
10 211 (14.58%) Decision-Making
11 197 (13.61%) Visualisation
12 190 (13.13%) Project Management
13 184 (12.72%) Physics
14 174 (12.02%) Roadmaps
15 155 (10.71%) Mentoring
16 152 (10.50%) Actionable Insight
17 151 (10.44%) Data Analysis
18 147 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 123 (8.50%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 483 (33.38%) Python
2 292 (20.18%) SQL
3 139 (9.61%) C#
4 129 (8.91%) Java
5 116 (8.02%) C++
6 106 (7.33%) JavaScript
7 101 (6.98%) C
7 101 (6.98%) R
8 55 (3.80%) Fortran
9 44 (3.04%) Bash
10 42 (2.90%) TypeScript
11 32 (2.21%) MATLAB
12 21 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.38%) Go
14 19 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.97%) Rust
16 10 (0.69%) Scala
17 8 (0.55%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.35%) ABAP
18 5 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,447 (100.00%) Degree
2 381 (26.33%) PhD
3 339 (23.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 151 (10.44%) MBA
5 109 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 61 (4.22%) CISSP
7 59 (4.08%) DBS Check
8 45 (3.11%) Chartered Engineer
8 45 (3.11%) CISM
9 29 (2.00%) SC Cleared
10 24 (1.66%) AWS Certification
11 21 (1.45%) PMP
12 20 (1.38%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.24%) CISA
14 17 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
14 17 (1.17%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (0.83%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 12 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.70%) Data Quality
1 68 (4.70%) QA
2 45 (3.11%) GDPR
3 30 (2.07%) Accessibility
3 30 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.73%) NIST
5 18 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.04%) HIPAA
6 15 (1.04%) PMO
7 12 (0.83%) California Consumer Privacy Act
8 9 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.48%) COBIT
9 7 (0.48%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.35%) NCSC
10 5 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.28%) SLA
12 3 (0.21%) GRC
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 70 (4.84%) Docker
2 25 (1.73%) Firmware
3 21 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.48%) Embedded Firmware
5 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.35%) XenApp
6 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.069%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.069%) Snort
8 1 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.42%) Terraform
3 19 (1.31%) Ansible
4 9 (0.62%) CASB
5 6 (0.41%) Kubeflow
5 6 (0.41%) SCCM
6 5 (0.35%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.21%) Argo
7 3 (0.21%) Functional Safety
7 3 (0.21%) Grafana
8 2 (0.14%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.14%) Kibana
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.069%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.069%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.069%) Progress Chef
9 1 (0.069%) Puppet
Vendors
1 187 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.70%) Databricks
3 51 (3.52%) SAP
4 45 (3.11%) EMC
5 44 (3.04%) Oracle
6 42 (2.90%) Google
7 38 (2.63%) Qualtrics
8 30 (2.07%) Cisco
8 30 (2.07%) Virgin Media
9 16 (1.11%) Salesforce
10 13 (0.90%) Apple
10 13 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.83%) Aruba
11 12 (0.83%) CA
11 12 (0.83%) HP
12 11 (0.76%) Nintex
12 11 (0.76%) Polycom
12 11 (0.76%) VMware
13 8 (0.55%) Citrix
13 8 (0.55%) MuleSoft