Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 473 614 506
Rank change year-on-year +141 -108 +15
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 301 557 963
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.39% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 1.64% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 213 376 625
Median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £98,750 £104,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% +5.56%

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 13,687 33,895 40,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.89% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9,906 24,551 29,939
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 August 2020.

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 15 August 2020. 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 +152 294 £67,500 +12.50% 52
London +119 215 £68,750 +1.85% 20
UK excluding London +135 83 £57,500 +4.55% 35
South East +106 38 £52,500 -11.39% 18
Midlands +108 25 £70,000 +27.27% 3
East Midlands +70 18 £100,000 +81.82% 2
Work from Home +72 14 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North of England +159 9 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Yorkshire +127 7 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +95 7 £35,000 -47.76% 1
East of England +98 5 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Wales +34 3 £47,500 -13.64% 2
North West +118 2 £40,000 -28.57% 1
South West +102 1 - - 2
Scotland +83 1 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Degree
2 175 (58.14%) Computer Science
3 127 (42.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 104 (34.55%) Finance
5 98 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (31.89%) Java
7 93 (30.90%) Problem-Solving
8 87 (28.90%) Analytical Skills
9 81 (26.91%) Python
10 67 (22.26%) Software Engineering
11 54 (17.94%) AWS
12 51 (16.94%) SQL
13 46 (15.28%) Linux
13 46 (15.28%) Analytics
14 45 (14.95%) Mathematics
15 44 (14.62%) Management Information System
16 42 (13.95%) Oracle
17 41 (13.62%) Microsoft
18 39 (12.96%) Project Management
19 38 (12.62%) Artificial Intelligence
19 38 (12.62%) Azure
20 37 (12.29%) Algorithms
21 35 (11.63%) Big Data
21 35 (11.63%) Kafka
21 35 (11.63%) PhD
22 34 (11.30%) Banking
23 32 (10.63%) DevOps
24 31 (10.30%) Decision-Making
24 31 (10.30%) Statistics
25 30 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management

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 20 (6.64%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.99%) CMS
3 5 (1.66%) SAS
4 3 (1.00%) Confluence
4 3 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (6.64%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) Maya
6 1 (0.33%) Sketch
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.33%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.94%) AWS
2 38 (12.62%) Azure
3 19 (6.31%) GCP
4 12 (3.99%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.33%) SaaS
7 3 (1.00%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.66%) Boomi
9 1 (0.33%) Force.com
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.32%) Firewall
2 13 (4.32%) FTP
3 4 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.00%) Network Security
5 2 (0.66%) DNS
5 2 (0.66%) Wireless
6 1 (0.33%) 4G
6 1 (0.33%) 5G
6 1 (0.33%) DHCP
6 1 (0.33%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) Internet
6 1 (0.33%) MPLS
6 1 (0.33%) SMTP
6 1 (0.33%) SpaceWire
6 1 (0.33%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.63%) Big Data
2 29 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 28 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 28 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 23 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (7.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (5.98%) OLTP
6 18 (5.98%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.65%) MongoDB
7 17 (5.65%) RDBMS
8 13 (4.32%) Snowflake Schema
9 12 (3.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (3.99%) CouchDB
9 12 (3.99%) HBase
9 12 (3.99%) OLAP
9 12 (3.99%) Oracle OLAP
9 12 (3.99%) Power BI
10 11 (3.65%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (5.98%) ERwin
1 18 (5.98%) Git (software)
1 18 (5.98%) PowerDesigner
2 13 (4.32%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.99%) ER Studio
4 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.66%) GitLab
4 5 (1.66%) JIRA
4 5 (1.66%) JUnit
4 5 (1.66%) Xcode
5 3 (1.00%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.00%) Selenium
5 3 (1.00%) Subversion
5 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.66%) Maven
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.66%) RStudio
6 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 104 (34.55%) Finance
2 34 (11.30%) Banking
3 29 (9.63%) Marketing
4 13 (4.32%) Front Office
5 12 (3.99%) Advertising
5 12 (3.99%) Law
6 11 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.32%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.33%) German Language
9 5 (1.66%) French Language
9 5 (1.66%) Games
9 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.33%) Dutch Language
10 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.33%) Polish Language
10 4 (1.33%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.33%) Retail
11 3 (1.00%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.00%) Legal
12 2 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (20.27%) Developer
2 43 (14.29%) Architect
3 33 (10.96%) Analyst
4 30 (9.97%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.97%) Data Architect
6 19 (6.31%) Product Manager
7 18 (5.98%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.98%) Consultant
8 15 (4.98%) Software Engineer
9 12 (3.99%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.99%) Java Engineer
9 12 (3.99%) Java Software Engineer
9 12 (3.99%) Security Analyst
9 12 (3.99%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (3.65%) Data Scientist
11 10 (3.32%) Banking Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Big Data Architect
11 10 (3.32%) Compliance Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Governance Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.63%) Kafka
2 15 (4.98%) Spring
3 14 (4.65%) JSON
3 14 (4.65%) Natural Language Processing
3 14 (4.65%) TensorFlow
3 14 (4.65%) XML
4 13 (4.32%) AngularJS
4 13 (4.32%) PyTorch
4 13 (4.32%) Spring Boot
5 12 (3.99%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (3.99%) Node.js
6 11 (3.65%) HTML
7 10 (3.32%) jQuery
8 8 (2.66%) CSS
8 8 (2.66%) Keras
9 7 (2.33%) Django
9 7 (2.33%) Pandas
9 7 (2.33%) REST
10 6 (1.99%) .NET
11 5 (1.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (28.90%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (14.62%) Management Information System
3 37 (12.29%) Algorithms
4 20 (6.64%) Data Structures
5 19 (6.31%) User Experience
6 18 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (5.65%) Equities
8 16 (5.32%) Fixed Income
8 16 (5.32%) SWIFT
9 15 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (3.99%) Reference Data
11 11 (3.65%) Public Cloud
12 10 (3.32%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (3.32%) Cybercrime
12 10 (3.32%) Verilog
13 9 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (2.66%) VHDL
15 7 (2.33%) Virtual Team
16 6 (1.99%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.28%) Linux
2 17 (5.65%) Windows
3 10 (3.32%) Unix
4 8 (2.66%) Android
5 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.66%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.66%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (58.14%) Computer Science
2 98 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (30.90%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (22.26%) Software Engineering
5 46 (15.28%) Analytics
6 45 (14.95%) Mathematics
7 39 (12.96%) Project Management
8 38 (12.62%) Artificial Intelligence
9 32 (10.63%) DevOps
10 31 (10.30%) Decision-Making
10 31 (10.30%) Statistics
11 30 (9.97%) Data Science
11 30 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (9.30%) Fintech
13 27 (8.97%) Information Security
13 27 (8.97%) Scrum
14 25 (8.31%) Machine Learning
14 25 (8.31%) Validation
15 24 (7.97%) Data Analysis
15 24 (7.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 96 (31.89%) Java
2 81 (26.91%) Python
3 51 (16.94%) SQL
4 29 (9.63%) C++
5 26 (8.64%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.31%) R
7 15 (4.98%) C#
7 15 (4.98%) Java 8
8 14 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.65%) Scala
9 12 (3.99%) MATLAB
10 10 (3.32%) C
11 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.66%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.66%) Go
12 5 (1.66%) Perl
13 4 (1.33%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.00%) Julia
14 3 (1.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 301 (100.00%) Degree
2 127 (42.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (11.63%) PhD
4 20 (6.64%) CISSP
5 13 (4.32%) CISM
6 12 (3.99%) AWS Certification
7 11 (3.65%) CISA
8 10 (3.32%) CRISC
9 8 (2.66%) GIAC
9 8 (2.66%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.99%) MBA
10 6 (1.99%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.66%) SANS
12 3 (1.00%) IISP
12 3 (1.00%) ISSAP
12 3 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.66%) CFA
14 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.31%) QA
2 12 (3.99%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (3.32%) NIST
5 7 (2.33%) GDPR
6 6 (1.99%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (1.99%) EMIR
6 6 (1.99%) MiFID
6 6 (1.99%) PMO
6 6 (1.99%) SEPA
6 6 (1.99%) TARGET2
7 4 (1.33%) SLA
8 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.33%) COBIT
9 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.33%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (3.99%) HDFS
2 8 (2.66%) Docker
3 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.66%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) RHEV
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) Kibana
2 8 (2.66%) Terraform
3 5 (1.66%) Ansible
4 4 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.00%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Salt
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (13.95%) Oracle
2 41 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.98%) IBM
4 14 (4.65%) Google
5 10 (3.32%) Cadence
6 8 (2.66%) SAP
7 7 (2.33%) Cognos
7 7 (2.33%) Tableau
7 7 (2.33%) Teradata
8 5 (1.66%) Altera
8 5 (1.66%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.66%) Databricks
8 5 (1.66%) Informatica
8 5 (1.66%) Mentor Graphics
8 5 (1.66%) Synopsys
8 5 (1.66%) Talend
8 5 (1.66%) Xilinx
9 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.66%) Cognizant