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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master's Degree
UK
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 345 437 526
Rank change year-on-year +92 +89 +114
Permanent jobs citing Master's Degree 1,713 580 438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.63% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 3.02% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 420 281 307
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,750 £39,600
25th Percentile £47,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +12.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £117,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £112,750 £118,750 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,845 £49,797 £62,500
% change year-on-year +2.10% -20.33% +6.84%

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 40,222 19,223 19,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.62% 20.88% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 16,969 12,481 14,992
10th Percentile £30,932 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,838 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,550 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Master's Degree in the UK

Master's Degree
Top 17 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +87 1,417 £60,000 -25.00% 118
London +13 950 £80,000 -20.00% 48
Work from Home +2 524 £62,500 +8.70% 32
UK excluding London +27 462 £50,845 +2.10% 72
South East -34 136 £55,000 +10.00% 26
North of England +13 107 £50,173 -6.66% 14
East of England -19 96 £55,000 +57.14% 10
North West -14 56 £26,114 -22.05% 6
Yorkshire -8 50 £52,500 - 6
Midlands -36 42 £44,000 +17.33% 6
South West -57 42 £35,000 -17.65% 15
Scotland -38 26 £67,500 +28.57% 1
West Midlands -34 24 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Wales -21 16 £37,250 +24.17% 1
East Midlands -25 16 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 1
North East -19 1 £90,000 +63.64% 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 1,713 (100.00%) Degree
2 888 (51.84%) Computer Science
3 651 (38.00%) Social Skills
4 649 (37.89%) Agile
5 571 (33.33%) Python
6 533 (31.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 518 (30.24%) Problem-Solving
8 496 (28.96%) AWS
9 495 (28.90%) Software Engineering
10 422 (24.64%) SQL
11 331 (19.32%) Finance
12 325 (18.97%) Mathematics
13 322 (18.80%) Java
14 319 (18.62%) JavaScript
15 313 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
16 287 (16.75%) Artificial Intelligence
17 286 (16.70%) Machine Learning
17 286 (16.70%) Analytics
18 276 (16.11%) Data Science
19 274 (16.00%) Statistics
20 265 (15.47%) Mentoring
21 261 (15.24%) User Experience
22 257 (15.00%) Git (software)
23 235 (13.72%) DevOps
24 233 (13.60%) CI/CD
25 229 (13.37%) Project Management
26 207 (12.08%) React
27 202 (11.79%) Azure
28 197 (11.50%) Risk Management
29 194 (11.33%) Web Services

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
1 169 (9.87%) SAS
2 104 (6.07%) Apache Spark
3 57 (3.33%) Confluence
4 34 (1.98%) Apache Airflow
5 33 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.58%) Apache Pig
6 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 9 (0.53%) CMS
8 8 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.47%) WordPress
9 7 (0.41%) Apache
10 6 (0.35%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.35%) Luigi
11 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.18%) TYPO3
12 2 (0.12%) IIS
12 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.12%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (4.38%) Sketch
2 72 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (4.14%) InVision
4 53 (3.09%) Zeplin
5 39 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
6 36 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 26 (1.52%) MS Visio
8 18 (1.05%) Adobe XD
9 17 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
10 15 (0.88%) SPSS
11 13 (0.76%) Photoshop
12 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (0.35%) Pipeline Pilot
14 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.18%) Simulink
15 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.058%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 17 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.70%) Shopify
3 8 (0.47%) SAP MDG
4 6 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.35%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.23%) Magento
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 496 (28.96%) AWS
2 202 (11.79%) Azure
3 164 (9.57%) GCP
4 130 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
5 96 (5.60%) SaaS
6 75 (4.38%) Figma
7 67 (3.91%) Power Platform
8 59 (3.44%) Serverless
9 36 (2.10%) Firebase
10 31 (1.81%) GitHub
11 29 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
12 22 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (1.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 22 (1.28%) Google Play
13 21 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 20 (1.17%) Mimecast
15 19 (1.11%) Google Analytics
15 19 (1.11%) WhatsApp
16 18 (1.05%) Veeva
17 17 (0.99%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.98%) HTTP
2 26 (1.52%) DNS
2 26 (1.52%) WAN
3 24 (1.40%) DHCP
4 22 (1.28%) SD-WAN
5 18 (1.05%) MQTT
6 16 (0.93%) PPP
7 13 (0.76%) Internet
8 8 (0.47%) Broadband
9 7 (0.41%) ATM
9 7 (0.41%) Firewall
10 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.29%) SAN
12 4 (0.23%) LAN
12 4 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.18%) Network Security
13 3 (0.18%) SMS
13 3 (0.18%) SSL
13 3 (0.18%) Wireless
14 2 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (10.39%) PostgreSQL
2 155 (9.05%) Relational Database
3 121 (7.06%) NoSQL
4 118 (6.89%) Big Data
5 116 (6.77%) Tableau
6 93 (5.43%) SQL Server
7 90 (5.25%) Hadoop
8 85 (4.96%) MongoDB
9 80 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
10 61 (3.56%) Data Mining
11 60 (3.50%) BigQuery
12 54 (3.15%) Power BI
13 52 (3.04%) Amazon Redshift
14 50 (2.92%) Looker
15 49 (2.86%) Spotfire
16 47 (2.74%) Flink
17 43 (2.51%) MySQL
18 33 (1.93%) Redis
19 30 (1.75%) Data Lake
20 26 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 257 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 155 (9.05%) JIRA
3 117 (6.83%) Mocha
4 108 (6.30%) Jenkins
5 85 (4.96%) GitLab
6 33 (1.93%) webpack
7 31 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
8 28 (1.63%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.52%) TestRail
10 23 (1.34%) SonarQube
11 21 (1.23%) Babel
12 20 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 20 (1.17%) GoogleTest
13 18 (1.05%) Travis CI
14 16 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.93%) Valgrind
14 16 (0.93%) Visual Studio
15 14 (0.82%) Subversion
16 12 (0.70%) JUnit
General
1 651 (38.00%) Social Skills
2 331 (19.32%) Finance
3 313 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (9.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 143 (8.35%) Marketing
6 131 (7.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 109 (6.36%) Advertising
8 91 (5.31%) Presentation Skills
9 88 (5.14%) Games
10 79 (4.61%) Automotive
10 79 (4.61%) Retail
11 68 (3.97%) Public Sector
12 51 (2.98%) Law
13 50 (2.92%) Banking
14 46 (2.69%) Manufacturing
15 36 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
16 31 (1.81%) Electronics
17 30 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
18 26 (1.52%) Legal
19 24 (1.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 268 (15.65%) Developer
2 157 (9.17%) Software Engineer
3 125 (7.30%) Programmer
4 117 (6.83%) Analyst
5 88 (5.14%) Data Scientist
6 87 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 63 (3.68%) Security Manager
8 59 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 58 (3.39%) Data Engineer
9 58 (3.39%) Statistical Programmer
10 56 (3.27%) Senior Programmer
11 55 (3.21%) Architect
12 47 (2.74%) Backend Developer
13 44 (2.57%) Senior Data Scientist
14 42 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 41 (2.39%) Senior Data Engineer
16 40 (2.34%) Java Engineer
17 39 (2.28%) Cloud Engineer
18 38 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
19 35 (2.04%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (12.08%) React
2 194 (11.33%) Web Services
3 181 (10.57%) HTML
4 177 (10.33%) CSS
5 174 (10.16%) Node.js
6 136 (7.94%) REST
7 109 (6.36%) HTML5
8 93 (5.43%) XML
9 84 (4.90%) Sass
10 77 (4.50%) CSS3
11 76 (4.44%) React Native
12 74 (4.32%) Jest
13 73 (4.26%) AngularJS
13 73 (4.26%) Spring
14 69 (4.03%) Kafka
15 68 (3.97%) Chai
16 64 (3.74%) Redux
17 60 (3.50%) Vue.js
18 58 (3.39%) JSON
19 57 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 261 (15.24%) User Experience
2 141 (8.23%) Algorithms
3 99 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
4 97 (5.66%) Data Structures
5 88 (5.14%) Life Science
6 80 (4.67%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.98%) Mobile App
8 50 (2.92%) Virtual Team
9 49 (2.86%) Cloud Native
9 49 (2.86%) Wiki
10 39 (2.28%) Biotechnology
11 26 (1.52%) Blockchain
11 26 (1.52%) NHS
12 24 (1.40%) Renewable Energy
13 23 (1.34%) FMCG
14 22 (1.28%) Blog
15 20 (1.17%) Device Driver
15 20 (1.17%) Sports Betting
16 19 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 139 (8.11%) Linux
2 59 (3.44%) Windows
3 33 (1.93%) Android
4 31 (1.81%) Unix
5 28 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.93%) Debian
6 16 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (51.84%) Computer Science
2 649 (37.89%) Agile
3 518 (30.24%) Problem-Solving
4 495 (28.90%) Software Engineering
5 325 (18.97%) Mathematics
6 287 (16.75%) Artificial Intelligence
7 286 (16.70%) Analytics
7 286 (16.70%) Machine Learning
8 276 (16.11%) Data Science
9 274 (16.00%) Statistics
10 265 (15.47%) Mentoring
11 235 (13.72%) DevOps
12 233 (13.60%) CI/CD
13 229 (13.37%) Project Management
14 197 (11.50%) Risk Management
15 185 (10.80%) Data Analysis
16 184 (10.74%) Decision-Making
17 179 (10.45%) Unit Testing
18 177 (10.33%) Coaching
19 173 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 571 (33.33%) Python
2 422 (24.64%) SQL
3 322 (18.80%) Java
4 319 (18.62%) JavaScript
5 175 (10.22%) R
6 153 (8.93%) TypeScript
7 129 (7.53%) C++
8 109 (6.36%) C#
9 87 (5.08%) Scala
10 79 (4.61%) C
11 68 (3.97%) Go
12 67 (3.91%) ES6
13 64 (3.74%) Ruby
14 35 (2.04%) VBA
15 32 (1.87%) MATLAB
16 21 (1.23%) Apple Swift
17 19 (1.11%) SAS Macro
18 18 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.93%) ES7
20 15 (0.88%) Bash
Qualifications
1 1,713 (100.00%) Degree
2 533 (31.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 91 (5.31%) PhD
4 80 (4.67%) CISSP
5 77 (4.50%) CISM
6 68 (3.97%) CRISC
7 53 (3.09%) Security Cleared
8 41 (2.39%) MBA
8 41 (2.39%) Numerate Degree
9 34 (1.98%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.69%) DBS Check
10 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (1.11%) CISA
12 19 (1.11%) PMI Certification
13 17 (0.99%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.88%) PMP
15 14 (0.82%) SAFe Agilist
16 11 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.76%) QA
2 101 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (4.38%) NIST
4 72 (4.20%) CDISC
5 70 (4.09%) GRC
6 38 (2.22%) Data Quality
7 25 (1.46%) Accessibility
8 24 (1.40%) GDPR
9 18 (1.05%) IEC 62304
10 16 (0.93%) ISO 13485
11 15 (0.88%) Good Clinical Practice
11 15 (0.88%) PMO
12 13 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
12 13 (0.76%) EMIR
12 13 (0.76%) MiFID
13 12 (0.70%) GxP
14 9 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.41%) SLA
16 6 (0.35%) PSD2
16 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (6.83%) Docker
2 28 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.23%) Firmware
4 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.12%) NDS
7 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.058%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 138 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 87 (5.08%) Terraform
3 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (1.23%) SCCM
5 15 (0.88%) Ansible
6 11 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (0.53%) Puppet
8 7 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.29%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.12%) Autotask
11 2 (0.12%) MIIS
11 2 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.12%) WSUS
12 1 (0.058%) Grafana
12 1 (0.058%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.058%) Mesos
12 1 (0.058%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 173 (10.10%) Google
2 156 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.32%) Adobe
4 69 (4.03%) Oracle
5 36 (2.10%) Facebook
5 36 (2.10%) Twitter
6 29 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.58%) Apple
8 23 (1.34%) SAP
9 21 (1.23%) Alteryx
9 21 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.17%) Cisco
10 20 (1.17%) Darktrace
10 20 (1.17%) Meraki
10 20 (1.17%) Teradata
10 20 (1.17%) Zscaler
11 19 (1.11%) CA
11 19 (1.11%) Snapchat
12 18 (1.05%) DataRobot
12 18 (1.05%) Fujitsu