Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 609 496 564
Rank change year-on-year -113 +68 -54
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 561 1,002 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 2.44% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 387 679 453
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -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 35,826 41,124 42,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.69% 23.65% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25,621 31,113 33,110
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -2.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,800
% change year-on-year +1.12% +6.46% -1.65%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 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 -120 532 £62,500 +3.31% 36
London -131 276 £70,000 - 12
UK excluding London -30 272 £57,500 +21.05% 28
South East +43 146 £60,000 +33.33% 13
Midlands +7 42 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +45 34 £60,000 -23.08% 3
North of England +14 32 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East of England +47 25 £55,000 -4.35% 5
North West +12 19 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Scotland +20 14 £50,000 +81.82% 3
Yorkshire +18 13 £37,500 -28.57% 1
South West +8 12 £27,000 -43.16%
West Midlands -8 8 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Wales +12 4 £45,750 +14.38% 1
Northern Ireland -28 1 £52,500 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 561 (100.00%) Degree
2 248 (44.21%) Computer Science
3 225 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (30.48%) SQL
5 160 (28.52%) Finance
6 152 (27.09%) Python
7 126 (22.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 120 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
9 112 (19.96%) Java
10 108 (19.25%) Mathematics
11 107 (19.07%) C#
12 102 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 90 (16.04%) .NET
14 89 (15.86%) Analytics
15 87 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
16 83 (14.80%) Linux
16 83 (14.80%) Self-Motivation
17 81 (14.44%) Microsoft
18 77 (13.73%) HTML
19 76 (13.55%) C++
20 72 (12.83%) Data Science
21 70 (12.48%) Risk Management
22 69 (12.30%) JavaScript
22 69 (12.30%) Oracle
23 62 (11.05%) PhD
24 61 (10.87%) Management Information System
24 61 (10.87%) Machine Learning
25 60 (10.70%) Docker
25 60 (10.70%) ITIL
26 59 (10.52%) Microservices

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 25 (4.46%) SAS
2 17 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.25%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.25%) JBoss
7 6 (1.07%) GeoServer
8 5 (0.89%) Apache
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.36%) CMS
11 2 (0.36%) Confluence
11 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.32%) InVision
3 13 (2.32%) Sketch
4 12 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.60%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.71%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.53%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.53%) Marvel
9 2 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.18%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.18%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (2.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.07%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.71%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) Magento
5 2 (0.36%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 120 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (6.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (6.24%) PaaS
5 32 (5.70%) SaaS
6 23 (4.10%) IaaS
7 21 (3.74%) Serverless
8 17 (3.03%) Office 365
9 15 (2.67%) OpenShift
10 13 (2.32%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 11 (1.96%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.07%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.71%) GitHub
16 3 (0.53%) Apigee
16 3 (0.53%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.27%) Firewall
2 17 (3.03%) VPN
3 13 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.14%) Internet
5 7 (1.25%) Bluetooth
5 7 (1.25%) MPLS
5 7 (1.25%) Wireless
6 6 (1.07%) BGP
6 6 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (1.07%) EIGRP
6 6 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.07%) OSPF
6 6 (1.07%) VLAN
7 5 (0.89%) 802.11
7 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.71%) ATM
8 4 (0.71%) WebEx
9 3 (0.53%) SAN
9 3 (0.53%) SCCP
9 3 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (6.42%) Big Data
4 33 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 26 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.92%) NoSQL
8 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (3.21%) Hadoop
10 17 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (2.50%) SAP HANA
12 12 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.96%) Power BI
14 10 (1.78%) Blockchain
14 10 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.60%) MySQL
16 8 (1.43%) RDBMS
17 6 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.03%) JIRA
3 16 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.78%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.25%) Selenium
6 6 (1.07%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.07%) JUnit
6 6 (1.07%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.07%) webpack
7 5 (0.89%) GCC
7 5 (0.89%) JMeter
7 5 (0.89%) Katalon Studio
7 5 (0.89%) Mocha
7 5 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.89%) Toad
8 4 (0.71%) Ant
8 4 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 160 (28.52%) Finance
2 57 (10.16%) Marketing
3 32 (5.70%) Retail
4 24 (4.28%) Banking
5 14 (2.50%) Front Office
5 14 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.32%) Advertising
6 13 (2.32%) Aerospace
7 12 (2.14%) Games
8 11 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.96%) German Language
8 11 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.96%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.78%) French Language
9 10 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.43%) Electronics
10 8 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.89%) Legal
12 3 (0.53%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 144 (25.67%) Developer
2 63 (11.23%) Analyst
3 52 (9.27%) Consultant
4 48 (8.56%) Architect
5 47 (8.38%) Data Scientist
6 43 (7.66%) .NET Developer
7 34 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 34 (6.06%) Security Consultant
8 32 (5.70%) C# Developer
9 31 (5.53%) Java Developer
10 24 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (3.74%) Software Engineer
12 19 (3.39%) Data Manager
12 19 (3.39%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.03%) Graduate
13 17 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.85%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.85%) Junior
14 16 (2.85%) Lead Developer
14 16 (2.85%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (16.04%) .NET
2 77 (13.73%) HTML
3 53 (9.45%) HTML5
4 50 (8.91%) Node.js
5 46 (8.20%) CSS
6 43 (7.66%) Web Services
7 35 (6.24%) AngularJS
8 30 (5.35%) XML
9 28 (4.99%) J2EE
9 28 (4.99%) Spring
10 26 (4.63%) OAuth
10 26 (4.63%) SAML
11 19 (3.39%) React
12 18 (3.21%) JSON
13 17 (3.03%) .NET Core
13 17 (3.03%) .NET Framework
13 17 (3.03%) SOAP
14 16 (2.85%) Java EE
14 16 (2.85%) Natural Language Processing
15 15 (2.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (14.80%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (10.87%) Management Information System
4 44 (7.84%) Public Cloud
5 34 (6.06%) Algorithms
5 34 (6.06%) PKI
6 33 (5.88%) User Experience
7 28 (4.99%) Data Centre
7 28 (4.99%) Fintech
8 27 (4.81%) Virtual Team
9 22 (3.92%) Blog
10 21 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (3.39%) NHS
12 18 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (3.03%) Data Structures
14 16 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (2.67%) Life Science
16 14 (2.50%) Cloud Native
16 14 (2.50%) Equities
16 14 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 83 (14.80%) Linux
2 57 (10.16%) Windows
3 20 (3.57%) Unix
4 10 (1.78%) Android
5 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.07%) CentOS
5 6 (1.07%) Fedora
5 6 (1.07%) zOS
6 3 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (44.21%) Computer Science
2 225 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (19.25%) Mathematics
4 89 (15.86%) Analytics
5 72 (12.83%) Data Science
6 70 (12.48%) Risk Management
7 61 (10.87%) Machine Learning
8 60 (10.70%) ITIL
9 59 (10.52%) Microservices
10 57 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
11 53 (9.45%) DevOps
12 52 (9.27%) Cybersecurity
12 52 (9.27%) Project Management
12 52 (9.27%) Statistics
13 51 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
14 47 (8.38%) Scrum
15 46 (8.20%) Software Engineering
16 45 (8.02%) Service Delivery
16 45 (8.02%) Unit Testing
17 44 (7.84%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 171 (30.48%) SQL
2 152 (27.09%) Python
3 112 (19.96%) Java
4 107 (19.07%) C#
5 76 (13.55%) C++
6 69 (12.30%) JavaScript
7 41 (7.31%) C
8 39 (6.95%) R
9 25 (4.46%) MATLAB
10 18 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.21%) Go
11 16 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.14%) Scala
13 12 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.14%) VBA
14 9 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.25%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.25%) Perl
16 6 (1.07%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 561 (100.00%) Degree
2 126 (22.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (11.05%) PhD
4 44 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 39 (6.95%) CISSP
6 27 (4.81%) CISM
7 20 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 19 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 19 (3.39%) CREST Certified
9 18 (3.21%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (1.96%) CISA
10 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.78%) MBA
12 8 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (1.43%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.25%) CCNA
13 7 (1.25%) GIAC
13 7 (1.25%) SANS
14 6 (1.07%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 19 (3.39%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.78%) QA
4 10 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.60%) EMIR
5 9 (1.60%) GDPR
5 9 (1.60%) MiFID
6 8 (1.43%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.07%) PMO
8 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.36%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.36%) SLA
10 1 (0.18%) COBIT
10 1 (0.18%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 60 (10.70%) Docker
2 39 (6.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.25%) Firmware
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 33 (5.88%) Ansible
3 24 (4.28%) Puppet
4 15 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.32%) Salt
6 8 (1.43%) SCCM
7 6 (1.07%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.89%) SCOM
9 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.53%) Terraform
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.36%) Graphite
11 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.36%) Oozie
11 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.18%) FlexNet
12 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.30%) Oracle
3 46 (8.20%) SAP
4 42 (7.49%) Google
5 26 (4.63%) ForgeRock
5 26 (4.63%) Tableau
6 21 (3.74%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.03%) IBM
8 16 (2.85%) Informatica
9 15 (2.67%) Cognizant
10 14 (2.50%) Adobe
11 11 (1.96%) Pega
11 11 (1.96%) VMware
12 9 (1.60%) Aprimo
13 8 (1.43%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.25%) Cisco
14 7 (1.25%) Thunderhead
15 6 (1.07%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.07%) Teradata