Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 509 521 531
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 +40
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 973 978 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.96% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 600 682 810
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,275 £29,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,375 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 43333 49803 60178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.05% 26.19% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 39954 48070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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 +32 953 £56,000 -6.67% 47
London +56 590 £70,000 - 14
UK excluding London -35 375 £45,000 -5.26% 34
South East +5 144 £45,000 - 11
North of England +62 105 £40,000 -4.76% 8
North West +46 76 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Midlands +36 64 £47,500 +72.73% 5
West Midlands -6 45 £51,000 +85.45% 3
South West -4 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -42 25 £31,000 -52.31% 6
East Midlands +49 19 £45,000 -1.10% 2
Yorkshire +26 18 £44,000 -29.60% 3
Scotland -10 12 £105,500 +111.00% 1
North East - 11 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -30 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 973 (100.00%) Degree
2 509 (52.31%) Computer Science
3 373 (38.34%) Finance
4 368 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (37.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 254 (26.10%) Java
7 236 (24.25%) Project Management
8 195 (20.04%) Scrum
9 194 (19.94%) Banking
10 185 (19.01%) SQL
11 172 (17.68%) Python
12 170 (17.47%) C++
13 168 (17.27%) Management Information System
14 146 (15.01%) Mathematics
15 140 (14.39%) Analytics
16 139 (14.29%) Oracle
17 133 (13.67%) .NET
17 133 (13.67%) Algorithms
18 129 (13.26%) Software Engineering
18 129 (13.26%) Kanban
19 128 (13.16%) Linux
20 119 (12.23%) Machine Learning
21 117 (12.02%) Microsoft
22 115 (11.82%) Investment Banking
22 115 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
23 114 (11.72%) C
24 112 (11.51%) Asset Management
25 111 (11.41%) Windows
25 111 (11.41%) DevOps
26 106 (10.89%) HTML

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 61 (6.27%) Apache Spark
2 39 (4.01%) SAS
3 27 (2.77%) Apache
4 23 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (2.26%) eris
5 22 (2.26%) Ethereum
5 22 (2.26%) Hyperledger
6 19 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.95%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.44%) Confluence
8 14 (1.44%) JBoss
9 13 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.03%) IIS
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.41%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.41%) CMS
12 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.16%) SPSS
5 12 (1.23%) InVision
6 9 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.21%) Pixate
9 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 15 (1.54%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.34%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.34%) SAP VC
3 9 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.82%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.31%) Magento
6 3 (0.31%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (6.78%) SaaS
3 40 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (2.16%) Office 365
5 16 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
5 16 (1.64%) PaaS
6 8 (0.82%) GitHub
7 7 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.72%) IaaS
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.51%) G Suite
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (0.31%) Force.com
9 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.52%) Firewall
2 34 (3.49%) Internet
3 22 (2.26%) SAN
4 17 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.64%) VPN
6 15 (1.54%) DNS
7 14 (1.44%) Intranet
8 12 (1.23%) VoIP
9 11 (1.13%) 802.11
9 11 (1.13%) DHCP
10 10 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.82%) HTTP
11 8 (0.82%) Wireless
12 7 (0.72%) BGP
13 5 (0.51%) MPLS
13 5 (0.51%) Network Security
13 5 (0.51%) OSPF
13 5 (0.51%) ZigBee
14 4 (0.41%) EIGRP
14 4 (0.41%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.59%) NoSQL
2 98 (10.07%) Big Data
3 91 (9.35%) Relational Database
4 89 (9.15%) SQL Server
5 65 (6.68%) Hadoop
5 65 (6.68%) Oracle Database
6 55 (5.65%) RDBMS
7 53 (5.45%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (2.98%) Redis
11 28 (2.88%) Apache Hive
12 25 (2.57%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (2.57%) Blockchain
13 23 (2.36%) MySQL
14 22 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (1.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 40 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.08%) JIRA
3 14 (1.44%) Maven
4 11 (1.13%) Subversion
5 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.72%) Selenium
6 5 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.51%) CMake
6 5 (0.51%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.51%) Xcode
7 4 (0.41%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.41%) Grunt
7 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.41%) webpack
8 3 (0.31%) Ant
8 3 (0.31%) FishEye
8 3 (0.31%) Hudson
8 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 373 (38.34%) Finance
2 194 (19.94%) Banking
3 115 (11.82%) Investment Banking
4 104 (10.69%) Retail Banking
5 83 (8.53%) Retail
6 77 (7.91%) Marketing
7 44 (4.52%) Manufacturing
8 36 (3.70%) Electronics
9 26 (2.67%) Front Office
9 26 (2.67%) Publishing
10 21 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.64%) Advertising
12 13 (1.34%) Legal
13 12 (1.23%) Aerospace
14 11 (1.13%) French Language
15 9 (0.92%) German Language
16 7 (0.72%) Law
17 6 (0.62%) Games
17 6 (0.62%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 165 (16.96%) Developer
2 147 (15.11%) Architect
3 76 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
4 62 (6.37%) Technical Architect
5 60 (6.17%) Data Scientist
6 56 (5.76%) Analyst
7 51 (5.24%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 48 (4.93%) Consultant
9 42 (4.32%) Graduate
10 34 (3.49%) C++ Developer
11 33 (3.39%) Software Engineer
12 32 (3.29%) Chief Technology Officer
12 32 (3.29%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.29%) Software Developer
13 30 (3.08%) Senior Developer
14 27 (2.77%) IT Manager
15 25 (2.57%) Junior
15 25 (2.57%) Support Engineer
16 24 (2.47%) Project Manager
17 22 (2.26%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.67%) .NET
2 106 (10.89%) HTML
3 61 (6.27%) CSS
4 52 (5.34%) HTML5
5 45 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 42 (4.32%) Spring
7 32 (3.29%) XML
8 30 (3.08%) JSON
9 29 (2.98%) Node.js
10 28 (2.88%) RESTful
11 27 (2.77%) REST
12 26 (2.67%) ASP.NET
12 26 (2.67%) Web Services
13 25 (2.57%) Hibernate
14 24 (2.47%) SOAP
15 22 (2.26%) Smart Contracts
16 21 (2.16%) Natural Language Processing
17 20 (2.06%) Kafka
18 18 (1.85%) AngularJS
18 18 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 509 (52.31%) Computer Science
2 168 (17.27%) Management Information System
3 133 (13.67%) Algorithms
4 115 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (5.55%) User Experience
6 38 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (3.29%) Fintech
8 31 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 31 (3.19%) Driving Licence
9 28 (2.88%) Data Centre
10 26 (2.67%) PMI
11 25 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (2.57%) Mobile App
12 23 (2.36%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (1.64%) Blog
15 15 (1.54%) Robotics
16 14 (1.44%) Hedge funds
16 14 (1.44%) Social Media
17 13 (1.34%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.16%) Linux
2 111 (11.41%) Windows
3 91 (9.35%) Unix
4 28 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.44%) Windows 8
7 12 (1.23%) Android
7 12 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.41%) zOS
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.21%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.21%) Fedora
11 2 (0.21%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.21%) VMS
11 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (24.25%) Project Management
3 195 (20.04%) Scrum
4 146 (15.01%) Mathematics
5 140 (14.39%) Analytics
6 129 (13.26%) Kanban
6 129 (13.26%) Software Engineering
7 119 (12.23%) Machine Learning
8 112 (11.51%) Asset Management
9 111 (11.41%) DevOps
10 104 (10.69%) Wealth Management
11 101 (10.38%) Open Source
12 90 (9.25%) SDLC
13 86 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (8.84%) High Availability
14 85 (8.74%) Information Security
15 78 (8.02%) Statistics
16 75 (7.71%) Risk Management
17 73 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (7.40%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 254 (26.10%) Java
2 185 (19.01%) SQL
3 172 (17.68%) Python
4 170 (17.47%) C++
5 114 (11.72%) C
6 98 (10.07%) R
7 90 (9.25%) Perl
8 88 (9.04%) C#
9 54 (5.55%) JavaScript
10 47 (4.83%) Go
11 42 (4.32%) Scala
12 34 (3.49%) MATLAB
13 27 (2.77%) PHP
13 27 (2.77%) Ruby
14 22 (2.26%) Solidity
15 20 (2.06%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.06%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.95%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.54%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 973 (100.00%) Degree
2 361 (37.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (8.12%) PhD
4 52 (5.34%) CISSP
5 48 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (4.62%) CISA
7 35 (3.60%) CISM
7 35 (3.60%) Numerate Degree
8 30 (3.08%) MCSE
9 27 (2.77%) PMI Certification
10 22 (2.26%) CEH
10 22 (2.26%) Security Cleared
11 20 (2.06%) MBA
12 18 (1.85%) SANS
13 17 (1.75%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (1.44%) AWS Certification
16 13 (1.34%) CCNA
16 13 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.24%) QA
2 19 (1.95%) SLA
3 18 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.03%) ECSS
5 8 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.82%) EMIR
5 8 (0.82%) MiFID
6 6 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.62%) PMO
6 6 (0.62%) RMADS
6 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.51%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 4 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.41%) GDPR
8 4 (0.41%) P3O
8 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 45 (4.62%) Docker
2 38 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.62%) SAP ITS
6 3 (0.31%) HDFS
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.21%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) LXC
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (3.39%) Ansible
2 32 (3.29%) Puppet
3 29 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.95%) Terraform
5 11 (1.13%) Mesos
6 9 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.62%) SCCM
9 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.41%) Nessus
10 4 (0.41%) Nmap
11 3 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.21%) Cloudify
12 2 (0.21%) Grafana
12 2 (0.21%) Packer
12 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.10%) Icinga
Vendors
1 139 (14.29%) Oracle
2 117 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 60 (6.17%) Murex
4 53 (5.45%) SAP
5 35 (3.60%) Google
6 33 (3.39%) Cognizant
7 29 (2.98%) Tableau
8 25 (2.57%) Dell
9 23 (2.36%) VMware
10 20 (2.06%) Adobe
11 18 (1.85%) EqualLogic
12 16 (1.64%) Cisco
12 16 (1.64%) New Relic
13 15 (1.54%) Teradata
14 12 (1.23%) HP
14 12 (1.23%) Netezza
14 12 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.13%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.13%) Twitter
16 10 (1.03%) Cognos