Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 553 536
Rank change year-on-year +47 -17 +60
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 920 803 1,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.77% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 622 533 767
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £30,900
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +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 40,946 45,462 57,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 25.70% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31,755 36,133 46,373
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +68 892 £60,000 +9.09% 177
London +89 530 £70,000 - 93
UK excluding London -2 375 £50,000 +11.11% 87
South East +11 153 £45,000 - 29
North of England +68 94 £43,500 -17.14% 14
North West +49 67 £48,750 -2.50% 8
East of England +10 46 £57,500 -17.86% 24
Midlands -11 39 £78,000 +78.29% 13
West Midlands -6 30 £82,500 +127.59% 12
South West -12 30 £45,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +29 15 £47,500 -24.00% 4
Scotland -46 13 £105,500 +111.00% 2
North East - 12 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +25 9 £65,000 +42.86% 1
Wales -6 2 £95,000 +432.03% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 920 (100.00%) Degree
2 468 (50.87%) Computer Science
3 330 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
4 321 (34.89%) Finance
5 312 (33.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 255 (27.72%) Java
7 190 (20.65%) Python
8 180 (19.57%) Project Management
9 177 (19.24%) SQL
10 162 (17.61%) Scrum
11 161 (17.50%) C++
12 153 (16.63%) Mathematics
13 135 (14.67%) Banking
14 127 (13.80%) Software Engineering
15 117 (12.72%) Linux
16 114 (12.39%) C
17 112 (12.17%) Machine Learning
18 111 (12.07%) HTML
19 108 (11.74%) Algorithms
20 104 (11.30%) Analytics
20 104 (11.30%) Management Information System
21 103 (11.20%) .NET
22 98 (10.65%) Big Data
23 97 (10.54%) NoSQL
24 96 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
24 96 (10.43%) Open Source
25 95 (10.33%) Kanban
26 94 (10.22%) Relational Database
27 93 (10.11%) DevOps
28 92 (10.00%) R

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 75 (8.15%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.13%) SAS
3 31 (3.37%) Apache
4 24 (2.61%) JBoss
5 23 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 19 (2.07%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.74%) eris
7 16 (1.74%) Ethereum
7 16 (1.74%) Hyperledger
8 12 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.20%) Confluence
10 10 (1.09%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.98%) IIS
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.17%) SPSS
3 16 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.41%) InVision
5 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.87%) Weka
8 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.22%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.22%) Pixate
10 2 (0.22%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 16 (1.74%) MultiChain
3 15 (1.63%) SAP Business One
4 13 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.41%) SAP VC
5 9 (0.98%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.54%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.33%) Magento
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle AML
10 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
11 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
11 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 71 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (6.09%) SaaS
3 41 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.52%) PaaS
6 13 (1.41%) Office 365
7 10 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 9 (0.98%) GitHub
9 7 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.65%) IaaS
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.54%) Serverless
12 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.13%) Firewall
2 36 (3.91%) Internet
3 17 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.63%) HTTP
5 14 (1.52%) Wireless
6 13 (1.41%) VoIP
7 11 (1.20%) SAN
8 9 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.76%) Intranet
9 7 (0.76%) OSPF
10 6 (0.65%) DNS
10 6 (0.65%) MPLS
10 6 (0.65%) Network Security
11 5 (0.54%) BGP
11 5 (0.54%) DHCP
11 5 (0.54%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.43%) H.323
12 4 (0.43%) LAN
12 4 (0.43%) RFID
12 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.65%) Big Data
2 97 (10.54%) NoSQL
3 94 (10.22%) Relational Database
4 67 (7.28%) Hadoop
5 63 (6.85%) SQL Server
6 57 (6.20%) RDBMS
7 41 (4.46%) MongoDB
8 37 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 36 (3.91%) Oracle Database
10 35 (3.80%) Redis
11 33 (3.59%) Apache Hive
12 28 (3.04%) MySQL
13 25 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.39%) QlikView
15 21 (2.28%) Data Mining
15 21 (2.28%) Riak
16 16 (1.74%) Blockchain
17 14 (1.52%) GIS
17 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (5.87%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.02%) JIRA
4 22 (2.39%) Subversion
5 21 (2.28%) Maven
6 17 (1.85%) Gradle
7 13 (1.41%) Ant
8 7 (0.76%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.65%) Android Studio
9 6 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.65%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.65%) CMake
9 6 (0.65%) Selenium
10 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.54%) JUnit
11 4 (0.43%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
12 3 (0.33%) VersionOne
General
1 321 (34.89%) Finance
2 135 (14.67%) Banking
3 87 (9.46%) Retail
4 72 (7.83%) Investment Banking
5 65 (7.07%) Marketing
6 59 (6.41%) Retail Banking
7 50 (5.43%) Manufacturing
8 40 (4.35%) Telecoms
9 39 (4.24%) Electronics
10 28 (3.04%) Front Office
11 19 (2.07%) French Language
11 19 (2.07%) Publishing
12 18 (1.96%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.85%) Advertising
14 12 (1.30%) Games
15 8 (0.87%) Legal
16 7 (0.76%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.65%) Law
18 5 (0.54%) German Language
18 5 (0.54%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 188 (20.43%) Developer
2 120 (13.04%) Architect
3 70 (7.61%) Java Developer
4 63 (6.85%) Data Scientist
5 54 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
6 48 (5.22%) Technical Architect
7 47 (5.11%) Analyst
8 46 (5.00%) Consultant
9 43 (4.67%) Software Engineer
10 39 (4.24%) Junior
11 35 (3.80%) Chief Technology Officer
11 35 (3.80%) Graduate
12 32 (3.48%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 30 (3.26%) Project Manager
14 28 (3.04%) C++ Developer
15 27 (2.93%) Junior Developer
15 27 (2.93%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.50%) .NET Developer
16 23 (2.50%) Software Developer
17 22 (2.39%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.07%) HTML
2 103 (11.20%) .NET
3 73 (7.93%) CSS
4 53 (5.76%) Spring
5 51 (5.54%) JSON
6 50 (5.43%) XML
7 44 (4.78%) Web Services
8 43 (4.67%) HTML5
8 43 (4.67%) RESTful
9 37 (4.02%) REST
10 36 (3.91%) jQuery
10 36 (3.91%) Node.js
11 34 (3.70%) Hibernate
12 32 (3.48%) .NET Framework
13 31 (3.37%) SOAP
14 29 (3.15%) AngularJS
15 24 (2.61%) ASP.NET
15 24 (2.61%) J2EE
16 23 (2.50%) Kafka
17 22 (2.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 468 (50.87%) Computer Science
2 108 (11.74%) Algorithms
3 104 (11.30%) Management Information System
4 96 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.46%) User Experience
6 38 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (3.80%) Mobile App
8 30 (3.26%) Fintech
9 28 (3.04%) Data Structures
10 26 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (2.61%) Data Centre
11 24 (2.61%) Hedge funds
12 22 (2.39%) PMI
13 19 (2.07%) Robotics
14 18 (1.96%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.74%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.63%) Private Cloud
17 13 (1.41%) Blog
17 13 (1.41%) Driving Licence
17 13 (1.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 117 (12.72%) Linux
2 64 (6.96%) Windows
3 50 (5.43%) Unix
4 20 (2.17%) Android
5 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.54%) zOS
8 4 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.33%) VMS
10 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) Debian
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (19.57%) Project Management
3 162 (17.61%) Scrum
4 153 (16.63%) Mathematics
5 127 (13.80%) Software Engineering
6 112 (12.17%) Machine Learning
7 104 (11.30%) Analytics
8 96 (10.43%) Open Source
9 95 (10.33%) Kanban
10 93 (10.11%) DevOps
11 91 (9.89%) SDLC
12 80 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
13 77 (8.37%) Physics
14 75 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
15 73 (7.93%) Statistics
16 70 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (7.61%) High Availability
17 63 (6.85%) Asset Management
17 63 (6.85%) Information Security
18 61 (6.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 255 (27.72%) Java
2 190 (20.65%) Python
3 177 (19.24%) SQL
4 161 (17.50%) C++
5 114 (12.39%) C
6 92 (10.00%) R
7 90 (9.78%) C#
8 74 (8.04%) Perl
9 67 (7.28%) JavaScript
10 52 (5.65%) Scala
11 47 (5.11%) Go
12 42 (4.57%) PHP
13 39 (4.24%) Ruby
14 38 (4.13%) MATLAB
15 25 (2.72%) Bash Shell
16 17 (1.85%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.85%) VBA
17 16 (1.74%) Solidity
18 15 (1.63%) PowerShell
19 14 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 920 (100.00%) Degree
2 312 (33.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (9.78%) PhD
4 42 (4.57%) CISSP
5 30 (3.26%) CISA
6 28 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.83%) CISM
8 24 (2.61%) PMI Certification
9 20 (2.17%) CEH
9 20 (2.17%) MBA
9 20 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (2.17%) Security Cleared
10 15 (1.63%) MCSE
10 15 (1.63%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.52%) SANS
12 13 (1.41%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.20%) CREST Certified
13 11 (1.20%) MCPD
13 11 (1.20%) MCSD
14 10 (1.09%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.54%) QA
2 15 (1.63%) ECSS
2 15 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.20%) MiFID
4 10 (1.09%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 9 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.98%) EMIR
6 8 (0.87%) GDPR
7 7 (0.76%) PMO
8 6 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.65%) RMADS
8 6 (0.65%) SLA
9 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.43%) P3O
10 3 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 55 (5.98%) Docker
2 30 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.87%) SAP ITS
5 5 (0.54%) HDFS
6 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.33%) LXC
7 3 (0.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 49 (5.33%) Ansible
2 41 (4.46%) Puppet
3 30 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.28%) Terraform
5 17 (1.85%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.52%) Mesos
7 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.43%) Nessus
8 4 (0.43%) Nmap
9 3 (0.33%) Nagios
9 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.22%) Kibana
10 2 (0.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.22%) OpenView
10 2 (0.22%) Packer
10 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.11%) Icinga
11 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (9.67%) Oracle
2 84 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 70 (7.61%) SAP
4 35 (3.80%) Tableau
5 33 (3.59%) Google
6 30 (3.26%) Murex
7 21 (2.28%) New Relic
8 18 (1.96%) Teradata
9 16 (1.74%) Monax
9 16 (1.74%) Netezza
10 15 (1.63%) Adobe
11 10 (1.09%) Cisco
11 10 (1.09%) Dell
11 10 (1.09%) EqualLogic
12 8 (0.87%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.76%) Twitter
14 6 (0.65%) Cognos
15 5 (0.54%) Alias
16 4 (0.43%) CheckPoint
16 4 (0.43%) VMware