Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 497 529
Rank change year-on-year -6 +32 +39
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 951 1077 1112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 2.13% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 535 749 822
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £29,275
90th Percentile £112,950 £95,000 £88,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +14.75%

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 42839 50534 60445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.32% 26.40% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32874 40763 48359
UK median annual salary £45,383 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.85% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +23 935 £60,000 +4.35% 39
London +32 597 £75,000 +15.38% 24
UK excluding London -78 349 £45,000 -5.26% 17
South East +15 153 £37,500 -25.00% 4
North of England +24 77 £37,500 -3.85% 7
North West +29 68 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Midlands +36 61 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands -11 40 £47,500 +26.67% 2
East of England -70 25 £32,500 -45.83% 1
South West -7 22 £45,000 -9.55%
East Midlands +55 21 £45,000 +9.76% 1
Scotland -21 9 £105,500 +111.00% 2
Yorkshire +17 8 £37,500 +33.93% 2
Wales -14 3 £45,000 +152.02%
Northern Ireland -28 2 - -
North East +8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 951 (100.00%) Degree
2 487 (51.21%) Computer Science
3 390 (41.01%) Finance
4 372 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
5 367 (38.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 237 (24.92%) Project Management
7 232 (24.40%) Java
8 198 (20.82%) Banking
9 197 (20.72%) Management Information System
10 181 (19.03%) SQL
11 178 (18.72%) Scrum
12 175 (18.40%) Retail
13 164 (17.25%) C++
14 160 (16.82%) Python
15 154 (16.19%) Analytics
16 152 (15.98%) Oracle
17 133 (13.99%) .NET
18 131 (13.77%) Asset Management
19 126 (13.25%) Software Engineering
19 126 (13.25%) Kanban
19 126 (13.25%) Algorithms
20 123 (12.93%) Mathematics
20 123 (12.93%) Linux
21 121 (12.72%) Investment Banking
22 118 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
23 115 (12.09%) Windows
24 109 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
25 108 (11.36%) Wealth Management
25 108 (11.36%) Retail Banking
25 108 (11.36%) Machine Learning

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 46 (4.84%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.00%) SAS
3 28 (2.94%) Apache
4 22 (2.31%) OpenStack
5 21 (2.21%) eris
5 21 (2.21%) Ethereum
5 21 (2.21%) Hyperledger
6 20 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (2.00%) Confluence
8 13 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.16%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.05%) CMS
10 10 (1.05%) JBoss
11 9 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.74%) IIS
12 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.63%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 46 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.52%) SPSS
4 20 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.05%) InVision
7 9 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.11%) EViews
11 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) SAP ERP
2 10 (1.05%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.05%) SAP VC
3 6 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.21%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.78%) SaaS
3 40 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.21%) PaaS
5 20 (2.10%) IaaS
5 20 (2.10%) Office 365
6 19 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.79%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.53%) G Suite
9 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.32%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.32%) Force.com
11 3 (0.32%) GitHub
11 3 (0.32%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.68%) Firewall
2 26 (2.73%) SAN
3 22 (2.31%) Internet
4 18 (1.89%) VPN
5 17 (1.79%) DNS
6 15 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.16%) 802.11
7 11 (1.16%) DHCP
7 11 (1.16%) Intranet
8 8 (0.84%) VoIP
9 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.53%) BGP
10 5 (0.53%) HTTP
10 5 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.53%) Wireless
11 4 (0.42%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.42%) RFID
11 4 (0.42%) SSL
11 4 (0.42%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.30%) Relational Database
2 93 (9.78%) Big Data
3 88 (9.25%) NoSQL
3 88 (9.25%) SQL Server
4 71 (7.47%) Hadoop
5 68 (7.15%) Oracle Database
6 52 (5.47%) RDBMS
7 45 (4.73%) MongoDB
8 35 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (3.05%) Blockchain
11 26 (2.73%) MySQL
12 25 (2.63%) Apache Hive
13 24 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (2.31%) Redis
15 22 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (2.21%) Data Mining
17 20 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.15%) Subversion
4 29 (3.05%) JIRA
5 17 (1.79%) Maven
6 10 (1.05%) Ant
7 8 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.84%) TestRail
8 7 (0.74%) Xcode
9 6 (0.63%) Selenium
9 6 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.63%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.42%) Grunt
10 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.42%) webpack
11 3 (0.32%) Burp Suite
11 3 (0.32%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 390 (41.01%) Finance
2 198 (20.82%) Banking
3 175 (18.40%) Retail
4 121 (12.72%) Investment Banking
5 108 (11.36%) Retail Banking
6 98 (10.30%) Marketing
7 44 (4.63%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.84%) Front Office
8 27 (2.84%) Publishing
9 25 (2.63%) Electronics
10 21 (2.21%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.58%) Advertising
12 13 (1.37%) Legal
13 12 (1.26%) German Language
13 12 (1.26%) Law
14 11 (1.16%) French Language
15 10 (1.05%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.74%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.63%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 183 (19.24%) Developer
2 145 (15.25%) Architect
3 69 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
4 57 (5.99%) Technical Architect
5 51 (5.36%) Data Scientist
6 50 (5.26%) Analyst
7 49 (5.15%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 44 (4.63%) IT Manager
9 43 (4.52%) C++ Developer
10 42 (4.42%) Consultant
11 39 (4.10%) Audit Manager
11 39 (4.10%) IT Audit Manager
12 37 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 34 (3.58%) C# Developer
14 33 (3.47%) Graduate
15 32 (3.36%) Chief Technology Officer
16 31 (3.26%) Junior
17 29 (3.05%) Senior Developer
18 28 (2.94%) Project Manager
19 27 (2.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.99%) .NET
2 97 (10.20%) HTML
3 56 (5.89%) HTML5
4 53 (5.57%) CSS
5 49 (5.15%) .NET Framework
6 46 (4.84%) Web Services
7 25 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 23 (2.42%) REST
9 22 (2.31%) Node.js
10 21 (2.21%) AngularJS
10 21 (2.21%) Smart Contracts
10 21 (2.21%) XML
11 20 (2.10%) Natural Language Processing
12 18 (1.89%) RESTful
12 18 (1.89%) Spring
13 17 (1.79%) JSON
13 17 (1.79%) React
14 15 (1.58%) Pandas
15 14 (1.47%) NumPy
15 14 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 487 (51.21%) Computer Science
2 197 (20.72%) Management Information System
3 126 (13.25%) Algorithms
4 118 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (7.57%) User Experience
6 31 (3.26%) Driving Licence
7 30 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.94%) Fintech
8 28 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (2.63%) Client/Server
10 24 (2.52%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.31%) Social Media
12 21 (2.21%) PMI
13 20 (2.10%) Mobile App
14 19 (2.00%) Data Centre
15 18 (1.89%) Derivative
16 16 (1.68%) Blog
16 16 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (1.47%) Hedge funds
18 13 (1.37%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.93%) Linux
2 115 (12.09%) Windows
3 105 (11.04%) Unix
4 35 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 13 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.26%) Android
8 12 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.63%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) CentOS
12 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Fedora
12 2 (0.21%) Solaris
12 2 (0.21%) VMS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (24.92%) Project Management
3 178 (18.72%) Scrum
4 154 (16.19%) Analytics
5 131 (13.77%) Asset Management
6 126 (13.25%) Kanban
6 126 (13.25%) Software Engineering
7 123 (12.93%) Mathematics
8 109 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
9 108 (11.36%) Machine Learning
9 108 (11.36%) Wealth Management
10 103 (10.83%) DevOps
11 100 (10.52%) Risk Management
12 97 (10.20%) SDLC
13 93 (9.78%) Information Security
14 85 (8.94%) Open Source
15 76 (7.99%) High Availability
16 75 (7.89%) Low Latency
17 71 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
18 65 (6.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 232 (24.40%) Java
2 181 (19.03%) SQL
3 164 (17.25%) C++
4 160 (16.82%) Python
5 102 (10.73%) C
6 96 (10.09%) C#
7 84 (8.83%) R
8 78 (8.20%) Perl
9 48 (5.05%) JavaScript
10 39 (4.10%) Scala
11 37 (3.89%) Go
12 28 (2.94%) MATLAB
13 24 (2.52%) VBA
14 23 (2.42%) PHP
14 23 (2.42%) PL/SQL
15 21 (2.21%) Solidity
16 17 (1.79%) Ruby
16 17 (1.79%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.68%) PowerShell
18 13 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 951 (100.00%) Degree
2 367 (38.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (7.78%) PhD
4 58 (6.10%) CISA
5 52 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (4.94%) CISSP
7 40 (4.21%) Numerate Degree
8 30 (3.15%) CISM
8 30 (3.15%) MCSE
9 27 (2.84%) PMI Certification
10 25 (2.63%) MBA
10 25 (2.63%) Security Cleared
11 22 (2.31%) SC Cleared
12 18 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (1.47%) SANS
14 13 (1.37%) CEH
15 12 (1.26%) CCNP
16 11 (1.16%) CCNA
16 11 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.62%) QA
2 22 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.79%) SLA
4 8 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.74%) GDPR
6 6 (0.63%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.53%) ECSS
8 4 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.42%) EMIR
8 4 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.42%) MiFID
8 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.42%) RMADS
8 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.32%) FATCA
10 2 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 39 (4.10%) Docker
2 38 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.63%) LXC
5 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.42%) SAP ITS
6 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.21%) HDFS
8 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
1 32 (3.36%) Puppet
2 21 (2.21%) Ansible
3 16 (1.68%) Terraform
4 14 (1.47%) Mesos
5 8 (0.84%) Graphite
5 8 (0.84%) Nagios
6 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.63%) Icinga
6 6 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.63%) SCCM
7 5 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.32%) Grafana
8 3 (0.32%) Nessus
8 3 (0.32%) Nmap
9 2 (0.21%) Cacti
9 2 (0.21%) Packer
9 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 152 (15.98%) Oracle
2 103 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 64 (6.73%) Murex
4 45 (4.73%) SAP
5 41 (4.31%) Cognizant
6 39 (4.10%) VMware
7 26 (2.73%) Google
7 26 (2.73%) Tableau
8 25 (2.63%) Dell
9 19 (2.00%) Adobe
9 19 (2.00%) Teradata
10 18 (1.89%) EqualLogic
11 17 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.68%) New Relic
13 13 (1.37%) HP
13 13 (1.37%) Netezza
14 12 (1.26%) Cisco
15 11 (1.16%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.05%) Apttus
16 10 (1.05%) Rackspace