Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 534 512
Rank change year-on-year +65 -22 +26
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 1,033 914 1,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.07% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 648 532 805
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £106,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +1.05%

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 41,221 44,120 54,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.69% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30,662 34,129 44,309
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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 +59 1,009 £62,500 +13.64% 173
London +62 678 £70,000 +3.70% 80
UK excluding London +7 346 £47,500 +5.56% 96
South East -37 128 £47,500 +14.46% 29
Midlands +16 66 £45,000 - 10
North of England +3 51 £57,500 +30.59% 12
East of England +28 49 £45,000 +38.46% 24
West Midlands +34 41 £43,500 +64.15% 6
South West +24 36 £52,500 +29.63% 18
North West -9 34 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +3 25 £78,000 +73.33% 4
Yorkshire +27 13 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Wales +18 7 £34,000 -32.00%
Scotland -13 7 £27,500 -78.85% 2
North East -22 4 £34,250 - 3
Northern Ireland -2 2 £61,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 1,033 (100.00%) Degree
2 601 (58.18%) Computer Science
3 423 (40.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 416 (40.27%) Finance
5 405 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
6 397 (38.43%) Java
7 286 (27.69%) Python
8 239 (23.14%) Problem-Solving
9 211 (20.43%) SQL
10 205 (19.85%) Analytical Skills
11 200 (19.36%) Software Engineering
12 198 (19.17%) Analytics
13 197 (19.07%) C#
14 193 (18.68%) Mathematics
15 182 (17.62%) C++
16 179 (17.33%) Linux
17 169 (16.36%) Big Data
18 164 (15.88%) Banking
19 154 (14.91%) Risk Management
20 153 (14.81%) DevOps
21 151 (14.62%) Scrum
22 147 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
23 129 (12.49%) JavaScript
24 126 (12.20%) SDLC
25 121 (11.71%) Financial Institution
26 118 (11.42%) Mentoring
27 112 (10.84%) Investment Banking
28 110 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
29 109 (10.55%) Open Source
29 109 (10.55%) OO

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 65 (6.29%) Apache Spark
2 33 (3.19%) SAS
3 30 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 29 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 25 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 21 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (1.65%) Ethereum
9 15 (1.45%) Apache
9 15 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.26%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.87%) JBoss
11 9 (0.87%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.77%) CMS
12 8 (0.77%) GemFire
13 7 (0.68%) Hyperledger
14 6 (0.58%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.58%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.48%) Tornado
Applications
1 41 (3.97%) OmniGraffle
2 40 (3.87%) InVision
3 21 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.55%) SPSS
5 12 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (0.68%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.48%) Weka
9 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.19%) Stata
11 1 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.097%) InDesign
11 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.097%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 18 (1.74%) Ripple
2 12 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.58%) SAP GRC
3 6 (0.58%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.39%) Summit
6 2 (0.19%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.097%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.097%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.097%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 147 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.16%) PaaS
4 39 (3.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 32 (3.10%) Serverless
6 27 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (2.42%) IBM Cloud
8 23 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (2.03%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.94%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.94%) SaaS
11 18 (1.74%) Office 365
12 17 (1.65%) GitHub
13 15 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (1.45%) CloudFront
13 15 (1.45%) IaaS
14 9 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.29%) Firewall
2 55 (5.32%) Internet
3 31 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (1.84%) Bluetooth
5 18 (1.74%) DNS
6 16 (1.55%) Network Security
7 14 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.36%) Wireless
8 13 (1.26%) VPN
9 11 (1.06%) HTTP
9 11 (1.06%) NFC
10 10 (0.97%) DHCP
11 8 (0.77%) MPLS
11 8 (0.77%) OSPF
11 8 (0.77%) SMTP
12 7 (0.68%) Intranet
13 6 (0.58%) LAN
13 6 (0.58%) VoIP
13 6 (0.58%) WAN
14 5 (0.48%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (16.36%) Big Data
2 91 (8.81%) Relational Database
3 65 (6.29%) SQL Server
4 62 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 53 (5.13%) Hadoop
7 48 (4.65%) Data Lake
7 48 (4.65%) MySQL
8 47 (4.55%) Blockchain
9 45 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
11 35 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (2.23%) Apache Hive
13 19 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.74%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.74%) Redis
15 16 (1.55%) QlikView
16 15 (1.45%) DB2
17 13 (1.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (7.94%) Jenkins
2 64 (6.20%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.90%) JIRA
3 30 (2.90%) Maven
4 23 (2.23%) JUnit
5 20 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.06%) Subversion
7 11 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.97%) Ant
9 9 (0.87%) GoCD
10 8 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.77%) Gradle
11 7 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.68%) Selenium
12 6 (0.58%) GitLab
12 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 416 (40.27%) Finance
2 164 (15.88%) Banking
3 121 (11.71%) Financial Institution
4 112 (10.84%) Investment Banking
5 96 (9.29%) Marketing
6 58 (5.61%) Front Office
7 49 (4.74%) Retail
8 33 (3.19%) Law
9 25 (2.42%) Legal
10 21 (2.03%) Games
11 15 (1.45%) Electronics
11 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.36%) French Language
13 13 (1.26%) Advertising
14 12 (1.16%) Automotive
14 12 (1.16%) Publishing
14 12 (1.16%) Telecoms
15 9 (0.87%) German Language
16 6 (0.58%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 243 (23.52%) Developer
2 96 (9.29%) Analyst
3 89 (8.62%) Java Developer
4 85 (8.23%) Software Engineer
5 82 (7.94%) Consultant
6 76 (7.36%) Designer
7 71 (6.87%) Architect
8 65 (6.29%) UX Designer
9 52 (5.03%) Lead Designer
9 52 (5.03%) Lead UX Designer
10 50 (4.84%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.87%) Java Engineer
12 39 (3.78%) Data Scientist
13 33 (3.19%) Qualitative Analyst
13 33 (3.19%) Quantitative Analyst
14 30 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
15 29 (2.81%) C++ Developer
15 29 (2.81%) Junior
16 28 (2.71%) Security Consultant
17 27 (2.61%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (8.62%) Web Services
2 85 (8.23%) AngularJS
3 73 (7.07%) .NET
4 70 (6.78%) HTML
5 68 (6.58%) Spring
6 62 (6.00%) React
7 60 (5.81%) RESTful
8 57 (5.52%) CSS
9 50 (4.84%) jQuery
10 45 (4.36%) Node.js
11 41 (3.97%) Kafka
12 40 (3.87%) REST
13 37 (3.58%) Java EE
14 36 (3.48%) J2EE
15 34 (3.29%) Hibernate
16 32 (3.10%) XML
17 30 (2.90%) Spring Boot
18 28 (2.71%) .NET Framework
19 27 (2.61%) JSON
19 27 (2.61%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 601 (58.18%) Computer Science
2 205 (19.85%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (10.36%) Algorithms
4 104 (10.07%) Self-Motivation
5 100 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
6 91 (8.81%) User Experience
7 69 (6.68%) Data Structures
8 62 (6.00%) Management Information System
9 53 (5.13%) Equities
10 52 (5.03%) Fintech
11 49 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (3.78%) Fixed Income
12 39 (3.78%) IVR
13 38 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 36 (3.48%) Derivative
15 31 (3.00%) Mobile App
16 29 (2.81%) Data Centre
17 26 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
18 24 (2.32%) Blog
18 24 (2.32%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 179 (17.33%) Linux
2 71 (6.87%) Unix
2 71 (6.87%) Windows
3 20 (1.94%) Android
4 15 (1.45%) CentOS
5 13 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 9 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.77%) Debian
8 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.48%) DC/OS
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.48%) zOS
9 3 (0.29%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.097%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (23.14%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (19.36%) Software Engineering
4 198 (19.17%) Analytics
5 193 (18.68%) Mathematics
6 154 (14.91%) Risk Management
7 153 (14.81%) DevOps
8 151 (14.62%) Scrum
9 126 (12.20%) SDLC
10 118 (11.42%) Mentoring
11 110 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 109 (10.55%) OO
12 109 (10.55%) Open Source
13 107 (10.36%) Machine Learning
13 107 (10.36%) Project Management
14 106 (10.26%) Investment Management
14 106 (10.26%) Low Latency
15 104 (10.07%) Strategic Thinking
16 98 (9.49%) Innovative Thinking
17 90 (8.71%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 397 (38.43%) Java
2 286 (27.69%) Python
3 211 (20.43%) SQL
4 197 (19.07%) C#
5 182 (17.62%) C++
6 129 (12.49%) JavaScript
7 96 (9.29%) C
8 69 (6.68%) Go
9 62 (6.00%) R
10 47 (4.55%) Java 8
10 47 (4.55%) Scala
11 39 (3.78%) Bash Shell
12 35 (3.39%) Perl
13 33 (3.19%) VBA
14 32 (3.10%) MATLAB
15 28 (2.71%) Ruby
16 27 (2.61%) PHP
17 20 (1.94%) Shell Script
18 16 (1.55%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.97%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 1,033 (100.00%) Degree
2 423 (40.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (8.03%) PhD
4 38 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (3.48%) CISSP
6 33 (3.19%) Numerate Degree
7 30 (2.90%) CCNA
8 29 (2.81%) CISM
9 24 (2.32%) CCNP
10 23 (2.23%) Security Cleared
11 22 (2.13%) CISA
12 19 (1.84%) MBA
13 17 (1.65%) SC Cleared
14 13 (1.26%) CREST Certified
15 12 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
16 11 (1.06%) Postgraduate
17 10 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
17 10 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.87%) PMI Certification
19 8 (0.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.36%) QA
2 35 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.23%) MiFID
4 19 (1.84%) GCP
5 17 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.97%) EMIR
6 10 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.77%) GDPR
8 7 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.39%) SLA
11 2 (0.19%) GAMP
11 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.19%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.19%) PMO
11 2 (0.19%) PSD2
12 1 (0.097%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 103 (9.97%) Docker
2 24 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.87%) HDFS
4 9 (0.87%) Xen
5 6 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (7.45%) Ansible
2 75 (7.26%) Kubernetes
3 59 (5.71%) Puppet
4 52 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.13%) Nagios
6 21 (2.03%) Salt
7 18 (1.74%) Kibana
8 9 (0.87%) Graphite
8 9 (0.87%) logstash
9 7 (0.68%) Mesos
9 7 (0.68%) Terraform
10 6 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.58%) Oozie
10 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.39%) OpenView
12 4 (0.39%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (7.55%) Google
2 72 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.91%) Oracle
4 45 (4.36%) SAP
5 40 (3.87%) Adobe
6 39 (3.78%) Alias
7 38 (3.68%) IBM
8 35 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.90%) Tableau
10 21 (2.03%) New Relic
11 17 (1.65%) Remedy
12 16 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.45%) Cognizant
14 14 (1.36%) Splunk
14 14 (1.36%) Xamarin
15 11 (1.06%) VMware
16 10 (0.97%) Sony
17 9 (0.87%) CheckPoint
17 9 (0.87%) Netezza
17 9 (0.87%) Teradata