Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 574 516 549
Rank change year-on-year -58 +33 -9
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 662 913 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 2.21% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 455 618 552
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +15.94% -5.91%
10th Percentile £32,600 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £96,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 36,475 41,284 45,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.13% 23.83% 25.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26,674 31,997 36,531
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Top 14 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 January 2019. 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 -55 615 £62,500 +4.17% 136
London -68 345 £70,000 - 53
UK excluding London -2 298 £55,000 +10.00% 88
South East +7 129 £60,000 +33.33% 33
Midlands +72 76 £50,000 -35.90% 9
East Midlands +51 46 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Scotland +26 31 £50,000 -52.61% 3
West Midlands +47 30 £45,000 -45.45% 6
East of England +8 26 £66,250 +15.22% 16
North of England -33 25 £50,000 +14.94% 17
North West -11 21 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South West -14 8 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Yorkshire +10 4 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Wales +13 3 £35,750 -62.37% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 662 (100.00%) Degree
2 304 (45.92%) Computer Science
3 225 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
4 211 (31.87%) Java
5 208 (31.42%) Python
6 201 (30.36%) Finance
7 196 (29.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 185 (27.95%) SQL
9 168 (25.38%) Mathematics
10 149 (22.51%) Amazon AWS
11 135 (20.39%) C#
12 117 (17.67%) Linux
12 117 (17.67%) Software Engineering
12 117 (17.67%) Analytics
13 112 (16.92%) C++
14 108 (16.31%) HTML
15 106 (16.01%) JavaScript
16 104 (15.71%) Data Science
17 103 (15.56%) Microsoft
18 101 (15.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 93 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
20 90 (13.60%) Machine Learning
21 86 (12.99%) .NET
22 83 (12.54%) Web Services
22 83 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
23 82 (12.39%) Docker
24 79 (11.93%) Self-Motivation
25 74 (11.18%) Microservices
26 72 (10.88%) Big Data
27 70 (10.57%) DevOps

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 26 (3.93%) WebLogic
2 25 (3.78%) WebSphere
3 24 (3.63%) Apache Spark
4 22 (3.32%) SAS
5 21 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.51%) Apache
7 10 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.36%) Ethereum
8 9 (1.36%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.36%) JBoss
9 8 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.06%) MQSeries
10 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.91%) Confluence
11 6 (0.91%) nginx
12 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.76%) Tornado
12 5 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 29 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.06%) SPSS
5 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.45%) InVision
7 3 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.30%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.30%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.36%) Ripple
2 6 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.76%) Magento
3 5 (0.76%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.60%) HFM
4 4 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.15%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.15%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 149 (22.51%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (15.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (7.25%) PaaS
4 36 (5.44%) IaaS
4 36 (5.44%) SaaS
5 26 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (2.72%) Google Analytics
6 18 (2.72%) Office 365
7 17 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
9 14 (2.11%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.81%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.66%) iTunes
12 6 (0.91%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.91%) Serverless
13 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.60%) GitHub
13 4 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.55%) Firewall
2 26 (3.93%) Internet
3 16 (2.42%) VPN
4 12 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.66%) HTTP
6 10 (1.51%) DNS
7 9 (1.36%) WebEx
8 8 (1.21%) Bluetooth
8 8 (1.21%) SAN
8 8 (1.21%) VoIP
9 7 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (1.06%) Wireless
10 6 (0.91%) 802.11
10 6 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.60%) Broadband
11 4 (0.60%) Network Security
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.45%) DHCP
12 3 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.88%) Big Data
2 57 (8.61%) Relational Database
2 57 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 51 (7.70%) Hadoop
4 36 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.78%) MySQL
6 21 (3.17%) Apache Hive
7 19 (2.87%) Data Mining
8 15 (2.27%) HBase
8 15 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (1.96%) Blockchain
10 13 (1.96%) KDB
10 13 (1.96%) SAP HANA
10 13 (1.96%) Spotfire
10 13 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.36%) Maven
4 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.21%) Gradle
4 8 (1.21%) JIRA
4 8 (1.21%) JUnit
4 8 (1.21%) Selenium
5 6 (0.91%) GCC
5 6 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.76%) Ant
6 5 (0.76%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.60%) Mocha
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.45%) git-flow
8 3 (0.45%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.30%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 201 (30.36%) Finance
2 65 (9.82%) Marketing
3 47 (7.10%) Front Office
4 44 (6.65%) Banking
5 24 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.17%) Aerospace
6 21 (3.17%) French Language
6 21 (3.17%) German Language
7 20 (3.02%) Advertising
7 20 (3.02%) Retail
8 17 (2.57%) Law
8 17 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.27%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.66%) Automotive
11 11 (1.66%) Electronics
11 11 (1.66%) Games
11 11 (1.66%) Legal
11 11 (1.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 165 (24.92%) Developer
2 71 (10.73%) Architect
3 55 (8.31%) Data Scientist
4 51 (7.70%) Java Developer
5 50 (7.55%) Consultant
6 44 (6.65%) Analyst
7 39 (5.89%) C# Developer
8 28 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 27 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 27 (4.08%) Software Engineer
10 26 (3.93%) Applications Engineer
11 22 (3.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 22 (3.32%) Security Consultant
12 21 (3.17%) Java Engineer
12 21 (3.17%) Python Developer
13 19 (2.87%) Cloud Architect
13 19 (2.87%) Graduate
14 18 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (2.72%) Software Developer
15 17 (2.57%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.31%) HTML
2 86 (12.99%) .NET
3 83 (12.54%) Web Services
4 66 (9.97%) HTML5
5 56 (8.46%) CSS
6 49 (7.40%) Node.js
7 47 (7.10%) J2EE
8 43 (6.50%) AngularJS
8 43 (6.50%) Spring
9 41 (6.19%) React
10 37 (5.59%) XML
11 36 (5.44%) Java EE
12 33 (4.98%) .NET Framework
13 31 (4.68%) OAuth
13 31 (4.68%) RESTful
13 31 (4.68%) SAML
14 26 (3.93%) Spring Boot
15 25 (3.78%) JSON
15 25 (3.78%) WPF
16 20 (3.02%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (11.93%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (9.06%) Algorithms
4 51 (7.70%) Data Centre
4 51 (7.70%) Management Information System
5 47 (7.10%) Public Cloud
6 39 (5.89%) Virtual Team
7 32 (4.83%) Fintech
8 31 (4.68%) Equities
9 24 (3.63%) PKI
10 23 (3.47%) Fixed Income
10 23 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (3.17%) Blog
12 21 (3.17%) Life Science
13 20 (3.02%) User Experience
14 16 (2.42%) Credit Risk
15 13 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.96%) Exotic Derivative
15 13 (1.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 117 (17.67%) Linux
2 69 (10.42%) Windows
3 35 (5.29%) Unix
4 16 (2.42%) Android
4 16 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.06%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Solaris
11 2 (0.30%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Fedora
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (45.92%) Computer Science
2 225 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (25.38%) Mathematics
4 117 (17.67%) Analytics
4 117 (17.67%) Software Engineering
5 104 (15.71%) Data Science
6 90 (13.60%) Machine Learning
7 83 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (11.18%) Microservices
9 70 (10.57%) DevOps
10 63 (9.52%) Physics
11 62 (9.37%) Risk Management
12 60 (9.06%) Scrum
13 59 (8.91%) Project Management
14 56 (8.46%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 52 (7.85%) Statistics
17 50 (7.55%) ITIL
18 44 (6.65%) Customer Requirements
19 42 (6.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (31.87%) Java
2 208 (31.42%) Python
3 185 (27.95%) SQL
4 135 (20.39%) C#
5 112 (16.92%) C++
6 106 (16.01%) JavaScript
7 65 (9.82%) R
8 50 (7.55%) C
9 36 (5.44%) Go
10 27 (4.08%) MATLAB
11 25 (3.78%) Ruby
12 24 (3.63%) PHP
13 23 (3.47%) Scala
14 19 (2.87%) Java 8
15 18 (2.72%) Perl
16 17 (2.57%) Bash Shell
17 14 (2.11%) PowerShell
18 9 (1.36%) Delphi
19 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
19 8 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 662 (100.00%) Degree
2 196 (29.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (10.42%) PhD
4 29 (4.38%) CISSP
5 27 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 25 (3.78%) Numerate Degree
7 24 (3.63%) CISM
8 16 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (2.42%) CREST Certified
8 16 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (1.81%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.66%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.51%) MBA
12 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.60%) CISA
15 4 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.60%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.25%) QA
2 28 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 14 (2.11%) MiFID
5 13 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (1.96%) EMIR
6 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.91%) GAMP
7 6 (0.91%) GDPR
7 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.60%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.60%) SLA
9 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.30%) COBIT
10 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.30%) PMO
10 2 (0.30%) PSD2
10 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 82 (12.39%) Docker
2 43 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.91%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 64 (9.67%) Kubernetes
2 43 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (6.50%) Puppet
3 36 (5.44%) Ansible
4 6 (0.91%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (0.76%) Salt
6 4 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.15%) QRadar
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 103 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.46%) Google
3 54 (8.16%) Oracle
4 47 (7.10%) SAP
5 31 (4.68%) ForgeRock
6 28 (4.23%) Tableau
7 25 (3.78%) IBM
8 24 (3.63%) Splunk
9 22 (3.32%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.72%) VMware
11 17 (2.57%) Apple
12 11 (1.66%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.51%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.21%) Cognos
14 8 (1.21%) Thunderhead
15 7 (1.06%) Cisco
15 7 (1.06%) Cognizant
15 7 (1.06%) hybris
16 6 (0.91%) Alteryx
16 6 (0.91%) Maxymiser