Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 478 533 609
Rank change year-on-year +55 +76 -79
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 433 507 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.08% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 233 335 405
10th Percentile £39,800 £37,500 £34,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £117,500 £89,375 £77,500
90th Percentile " £110,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +22.45%

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 17,182 24,370 36,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 21.46% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11,685 18,336 26,830
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +61 401 £77,500 +10.71% 79
London +59 250 £85,000 +17.24% 31
UK excluding London +94 155 £50,000 -16.67% 58
South West +45 62 £42,000 -16.00% 3
Work from Home -90 47 £57,500 +9.52% 11
South East +60 46 £56,250 -18.18% 20
East of England +66 26 £35,000 -34.88% 3
North of England +25 11 £53,750 +42.75% 13
Scotland +13 7 £48,750 +34.48% 11
North West +31 5 £42,550 -5.44% 6
North East +16 5 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Midlands +11 2 £37,500 -46.43% 8
East Midlands +7 2 £37,500 -62.50% 5
Wales +22 1 £30,000 -52.94%
Yorkshire +9 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 433 (100.00%) Degree
2 290 (66.97%) Computer Science
3 182 (42.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 157 (36.26%) Python
5 142 (32.79%) Finance
6 112 (25.87%) Software Engineering
7 96 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (21.25%) JavaScript
9 89 (20.55%) Marketing
10 88 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
10 88 (20.32%) Algorithms
11 83 (19.17%) Oracle
12 82 (18.94%) Java
13 79 (18.24%) Go
14 75 (17.32%) TypeScript
15 73 (16.86%) Data Science
15 73 (16.86%) Manufacturing
16 72 (16.63%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (16.63%) Mentoring
17 71 (16.40%) React
18 68 (15.70%) Mathematics
19 67 (15.47%) SAP
19 67 (15.47%) Electronics
20 66 (15.24%) Telecoms
20 66 (15.24%) Public Sector
21 64 (14.78%) Digital Marketing
22 62 (14.32%) Programme Management
23 61 (14.09%) Machine Learning
24 60 (13.86%) Kubernetes
25 59 (13.63%) Internet

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 23 (5.31%) SAS
2 17 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.92%) CMS
5 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.69%) WordPress
7 2 (0.46%) Drupal
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.46%) Mule
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.23%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.23%) DNN
8 1 (0.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.62%) Revit
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.15%) AutoCAD
4 5 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.15%) UXPin
5 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.46%) Simulink
8 1 (0.23%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 9 (2.08%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.69%) Oracle Clinical
2 3 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.46%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.93%) AWS
2 45 (10.39%) SaaS
3 36 (8.31%) GCP
4 35 (8.08%) Azure
5 29 (6.70%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.00%) Serverless
7 11 (2.54%) GitHub
8 8 (1.85%) PaaS
9 6 (1.39%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.39%) IaaS
9 6 (1.39%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.92%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.46%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.46%) Veeva
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (13.63%) Internet
2 6 (1.39%) NAS
3 3 (0.69%) Firewall
3 3 (0.69%) Multicast
3 3 (0.69%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.46%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) 5G
5 1 (0.23%) ATM
5 1 (0.23%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.23%) DHCP
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) VLAN
5 1 (0.23%) VoIP
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.54%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.16%) Big Data
4 16 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.54%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.08%) Tableau
9 8 (1.85%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.62%) MySQL
10 7 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.62%) Snowflake Schema
11 6 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.15%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.15%) Looker
12 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.92%) Power BI
13 4 (0.92%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 18 (4.16%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.54%) JUnit
3 10 (2.31%) Mocha
3 10 (2.31%) Storybook
4 9 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.08%) webpack
5 8 (1.85%) JIRA
6 6 (1.39%) NUnit
7 4 (0.92%) Mockito
8 3 (0.69%) Maven
9 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.46%) GitLab
9 2 (0.46%) Gradle
9 2 (0.46%) Selenium
9 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.23%) CMake
10 1 (0.23%) MLflow
10 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.23%) Spinnaker
General
1 142 (32.79%) Finance
2 89 (20.55%) Marketing
3 73 (16.86%) Manufacturing
4 67 (15.47%) Electronics
5 66 (15.24%) Public Sector
5 66 (15.24%) Telecoms
6 23 (5.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (5.08%) Law
8 15 (3.46%) Advertising
9 14 (3.23%) Banking
10 8 (1.85%) Legal
11 7 (1.62%) Games
12 6 (1.39%) French Language
12 6 (1.39%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.92%) Automotive
13 4 (0.92%) Publishing
14 3 (0.69%) Front Office
15 2 (0.46%) Billing
15 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 160 (36.95%) Developer
2 59 (13.63%) Senior Developer
3 39 (9.01%) Software Engineer
4 35 (8.08%) Cloud Developer
5 22 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (5.08%) Data Scientist
5 22 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (5.08%) Software Developer
6 20 (4.62%) Consultant
7 19 (4.39%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 19 (4.39%) Senior Software Engineer
8 18 (4.16%) Analyst
9 17 (3.93%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (3.93%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 17 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 15 (3.46%) Architect
10 15 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 15 (3.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.23%) Programmer
12 13 (3.00%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.40%) React
2 51 (11.78%) AngularJS
3 45 (10.39%) .NET
4 35 (8.08%) HTML
5 31 (7.16%) Web Services
6 30 (6.93%) CSS
7 29 (6.70%) REST
8 24 (5.54%) ASP.NET
9 22 (5.08%) Node.js
9 22 (5.08%) TensorFlow
10 21 (4.85%) HTML5
10 21 (4.85%) Jest
11 19 (4.39%) ASP.NET Core
11 19 (4.39%) Sass
12 18 (4.16%) Spring
13 14 (3.23%) CSS3
13 14 (3.23%) PyTorch
14 13 (3.00%) .NET Framework
15 11 (2.54%) Kafka
16 10 (2.31%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 88 (20.32%) Algorithms
2 52 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (11.09%) User Experience
4 42 (9.70%) Public Cloud
5 40 (9.24%) Data Structures
6 39 (9.01%) Data Centre
7 21 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (3.46%) Mobile App
10 14 (3.23%) Life Science
11 13 (3.00%) Robotics
12 12 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (2.31%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.31%) Renewable Energy
13 10 (2.31%) Virtual Team
13 10 (2.31%) Wiki
14 9 (2.08%) Equities
14 9 (2.08%) Exotic Derivative
14 9 (2.08%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.39%) Linux
2 15 (3.46%) Windows
3 5 (1.15%) Android
3 5 (1.15%) Unix
4 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.92%) VxWorks
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (66.97%) Computer Science
2 112 (25.87%) Software Engineering
3 96 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (16.86%) Data Science
6 72 (16.63%) Business Intelligence
6 72 (16.63%) Mentoring
7 68 (15.70%) Mathematics
8 64 (14.78%) Digital Marketing
9 62 (14.32%) Programme Management
10 61 (14.09%) Machine Learning
11 56 (12.93%) Coaching
12 44 (10.16%) Analytics
13 42 (9.70%) Use Case
14 38 (8.78%) Statistics
15 37 (8.55%) OO
16 35 (8.08%) Technical Leadership
17 32 (7.39%) Artificial Intelligence
17 32 (7.39%) Data Management
17 32 (7.39%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 157 (36.26%) Python
2 92 (21.25%) JavaScript
3 82 (18.94%) Java
4 79 (18.24%) Go
5 75 (17.32%) TypeScript
6 57 (13.16%) SQL
7 56 (12.93%) C#
8 33 (7.62%) C++
9 19 (4.39%) C
10 16 (3.70%) ES6
11 15 (3.46%) R
12 10 (2.31%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.39%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.39%) SAS Macro
13 6 (1.39%) VBA
14 5 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.15%) Java 8
14 5 (1.15%) Julia
14 5 (1.15%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.15%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 433 (100.00%) Degree
2 182 (42.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (13.16%) PhD
4 9 (2.08%) MBA
5 8 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (1.15%) CISSP
6 5 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.92%) CISM
7 4 (0.92%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.92%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.46%) CFA
9 2 (0.46%) PgMP
9 2 (0.46%) PMP
10 1 (0.23%) CITP
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.70%) QA
2 9 (2.08%) CDISC
2 9 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (2.08%) EMIR
2 9 (2.08%) MiFID
3 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.92%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.46%) GDPR
5 2 (0.46%) GxP
6 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) SOC 2
System Software
1 56 (12.93%) Docker
2 11 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (13.86%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.62%) Data Guard
2 7 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) Ansible
4 3 (0.69%) Terraform
5 2 (0.46%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.23%) Consul
6 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 83 (19.17%) Oracle
2 67 (15.47%) SAP
3 36 (8.31%) Google
4 35 (8.08%) PagerDuty
5 24 (5.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.62%) Sun
7 6 (1.39%) Autodesk
7 6 (1.39%) Kofax
8 5 (1.15%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.15%) DataRobot
8 5 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.92%) IBM
10 3 (0.69%) VMware
11 2 (0.46%) Databricks
11 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.46%) OutSystems
11 2 (0.46%) Sage
11 2 (0.46%) Snapchat
11 2 (0.46%) Talend