Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1085 1149
Rank change year-on-year +24 +64 +67
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 98 108 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.062% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 52 77 79
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,932 £22,507 £27,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £77,750 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,637 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.91% -15.79% +18.75%

Postgraduate 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 39,267 42,723 51,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.58% 24.47% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29,133 32,818 41,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Postgraduate.

Salary trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 +49 97 £40,000 - 14
UK excluding London +3 62 £33,637 -15.91% 8
London +27 36 £71,250 +78.13% 6
South West +19 31 £31,500 -21.23% 1
Wales +22 17 - -
South East +9 16 £40,000 -20.00% 1
East of England +5 10 £30,033 -19.91% 2
North of England +14 3 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Yorkshire +29 2 - -
West Midlands +22 1 £27,500 -22.26%
Midlands +18 1 £27,500 -42.11%
North West +7 1 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Scotland -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 84 (85.71%) Degree
2 35 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (33.67%) Project Management
4 32 (32.65%) Finance
5 31 (31.63%) Computer Science
6 29 (29.59%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (28.57%) SQL
8 26 (26.53%) Web Services
9 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (22.45%) REST
10 22 (22.45%) SOAP
11 21 (21.43%) Java
11 21 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
12 20 (20.41%) C#
12 20 (20.41%) ITIL
12 20 (20.41%) Management Information System
12 20 (20.41%) Software Engineering
13 19 (19.39%) Validation
13 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
13 19 (19.39%) .NET
13 19 (19.39%) ETL
14 18 (18.37%) HTML
15 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (17.35%) SOA
15 17 (17.35%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (17.35%) Mathematics
15 17 (17.35%) Data Integration
15 17 (17.35%) SQL Server 2012

Postgraduate
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 17 (17.35%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (8.16%) SAS
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.06%) Moodle
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.08%) SPSS
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.04%) EViews
4 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.02%) InVision
5 1 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.02%) Simulink
5 1 (1.02%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Intranet
2 1 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (17.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.16%) Big Data
4 8 (8.16%) MySQL
5 6 (6.12%) Blockchain
6 5 (5.10%) Power BI
7 4 (4.08%) Data Mart
7 4 (4.08%) Snowflake Schema
7 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (1.02%) GIS
10 1 (1.02%) PowerPivot
10 1 (1.02%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) TestRail
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Advertising
3 9 (9.18%) Marketing
4 7 (7.14%) Law
4 7 (7.14%) Legal
5 6 (6.12%) Banking
6 5 (5.10%) Games
7 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.06%) Retail
8 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.04%) Military
9 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 1 (1.02%) Electronics
10 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Business Systems Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Senior Solutions Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Solutions Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Architect
5 10 (10.20%) Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (5.10%) Junior
7 4 (4.08%) Administrator
7 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Data Scientist
7 4 (4.08%) Graduate
7 4 (4.08%) Junior Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Web Administrator
8 3 (3.06%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) Web Services
2 22 (22.45%) REST
2 22 (22.45%) SOAP
3 19 (19.39%) .NET
4 18 (18.37%) HTML
5 14 (14.29%) XML
6 5 (5.10%) CSS
6 5 (5.10%) WCF
6 5 (5.10%) WPF
7 4 (4.08%) Swing
7 4 (4.08%) WinForms
8 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.04%) PySpark
8 2 (2.04%) SciPy
9 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.02%) COM
9 1 (1.02%) scikit-learn
9 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.63%) Computer Science
2 29 (29.59%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (20.41%) Management Information System
4 17 (17.35%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (13.27%) Virtual Team
6 10 (10.20%) BBC
7 8 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (5.10%) VLE
9 3 (3.06%) Credit Risk
10 2 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 2 (2.04%) User Experience
11 1 (1.02%) Blog
11 1 (1.02%) Cyberattack
11 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
11 1 (1.02%) Fintech
11 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
11 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Android
3 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (33.67%) Project Management
3 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (20.41%) ITIL
5 20 (20.41%) Software Engineering
6 19 (19.39%) ETL
6 19 (19.39%) Validation
7 17 (17.35%) Data Integration
7 17 (17.35%) Mathematics
7 17 (17.35%) SOA
8 16 (16.33%) Business Analysis
8 16 (16.33%) Decision-Making
9 15 (15.31%) ERP
9 15 (15.31%) Process Improvement
10 14 (14.29%) CRM
10 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 13 (13.27%) Business Process Improvement
11 13 (13.27%) Business Process Modelling
12 12 (12.24%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 21 (21.43%) Java
3 20 (20.41%) C#
4 13 (13.27%) PHP
4 13 (13.27%) VB.NET
5 10 (10.20%) R
6 9 (9.18%) C++
6 9 (9.18%) Python
7 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.08%) C
9 3 (3.06%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.04%) Scala
11 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (85.71%) Degree
2 14 (14.29%) PhD
3 10 (10.20%) Master's Degree
4 8 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.06%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.02%) CISM
7 1 (1.02%) CISSP
7 1 (1.02%) CITP
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) MBA
7 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.02%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.02%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.02%) P3O
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) Sony
3 7 (7.14%) Recommind
4 4 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.04%) Adobe
5 2 (2.04%) Huawei
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) ESRI
6 1 (1.02%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) Tableau
6 1 (1.02%) Teradata