Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1048 994 1147
Rank change year-on-year -54 +153 +10
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 109 179 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 77 142 93
UK median annual salary £38,000 £55,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.91% +25.00% +3.53%
10th Percentile £22,650 £33,505 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £118,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.56% +4.65%

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 40,894 45,756 56,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 25.73% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,700 36,357 45,593
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%

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 17 January 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 17 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 -75 86 £45,000 -18.18% 34
UK excluding London 0 71 £38,000 -20.00% 23
London -36 35 £40,000 -63.64% 12
North of England +6 17 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East +18 16 £50,000 +5.82% 7
Scotland -23 13 £24,000 -49.47% 1
East of England +11 10 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West -7 10 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +26 7 £37,000 -22.18% 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £12,500 -
South West +3 6 £38,000 -3.01% 5
Midlands +7 2 £33,500 -4.29%
West Midlands -2 2 £33,500 -4.29%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 64 (58.72%) Degree
2 37 (33.94%) Computer Science
3 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (28.44%) Finance
5 30 (27.52%) SQL
6 27 (24.77%) Mathematics
6 27 (24.77%) Analytics
7 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
9 20 (18.35%) Visualisation
10 19 (17.43%) C++
11 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
12 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
12 16 (14.68%) Marketing
12 16 (14.68%) Banking
12 16 (14.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (13.76%) Data Visualisation
14 14 (12.84%) Statistics
14 14 (12.84%) MATLAB
15 13 (11.93%) Windows
15 13 (11.93%) Python
15 13 (11.93%) PhD
15 13 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (11.93%) Tableau
16 12 (11.01%) Oracle
16 12 (11.01%) Risk Management
17 11 (10.09%) .NET
17 11 (10.09%) Algorithms
18 10 (9.17%) C#
18 10 (9.17%) Economics

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 6 (5.50%) SAS
2 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.67%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) Drupal
4 2 (1.83%) IIS
4 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.83%) WordPress
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.92%) CICS
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) SPSS
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.75%) Stata
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) GitHub
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.67%) Slack
2 3 (2.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.92%) npm
3 1 (0.92%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Firewall
1 4 (3.67%) Internet
1 4 (3.67%) VPN
1 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (3.67%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.83%) Intranet
2 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.83%) NAS
2 2 (1.83%) SAN
2 2 (1.83%) Skype
2 2 (1.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.92%) RS-232
3 1 (0.92%) RS-485
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.42%) Power BI
2 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.50%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (5.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 6 (5.50%) Lumira
3 6 (5.50%) MySQL
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle Discoverer
3 6 (5.50%) Star Schema
4 3 (2.75%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.83%) Big Data
5 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.83%) GIS
5 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.83%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.92%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.92%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) JIRA
2 6 (5.50%) Toad
3 4 (3.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.83%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.83%) JUnit
4 2 (1.83%) Protractor
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
4 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.83%) TestNG
4 2 (1.83%) TestRail
5 1 (0.92%) Broccoli
5 1 (0.92%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 31 (28.44%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Banking
2 16 (14.68%) Marketing
3 9 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.34%) Spanish Language
5 6 (5.50%) Electronics
6 4 (3.67%) Games
6 4 (3.67%) Law
7 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.83%) Automotive
8 2 (1.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Analyst
2 19 (17.43%) Developer
3 11 (10.09%) Graduate
4 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Marketing Manager
6 7 (6.42%) Audio Visual Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Audio Visual Support
6 7 (6.42%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Computer Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Research Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.59%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Junior
9 4 (3.67%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) Web Services
3 8 (7.34%) REST
4 7 (6.42%) JSON
4 7 (6.42%) TensorFlow
5 6 (5.50%) CSS
5 6 (5.50%) HTML
5 6 (5.50%) OpenCV
6 5 (4.59%) Node.js
7 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.67%) SOAP
7 4 (3.67%) Swing
7 4 (3.67%) WCF
7 4 (3.67%) WinForms
7 4 (3.67%) WPF
7 4 (3.67%) XML
8 2 (1.83%) Ajax
8 2 (1.83%) Middleware
8 2 (1.83%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (1.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.94%) Computer Science
2 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.09%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.34%) Credit Risk
4 8 (7.34%) Digital Media
5 7 (6.42%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.50%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (5.50%) Augmented Reality
7 5 (4.59%) User Experience
8 4 (3.67%) Internet of Things
8 4 (3.67%) Smart Home
9 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.75%) Robotics
9 3 (2.75%) SCADA
10 2 (1.83%) Derivative
10 2 (1.83%) Fintech
10 2 (1.83%) NHS
10 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.92%) CUDA
11 1 (0.92%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.93%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Linux
3 5 (4.59%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) Analytics
2 27 (24.77%) Mathematics
3 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
4 20 (18.35%) Visualisation
5 15 (13.76%) Data Visualisation
6 14 (12.84%) Statistics
7 13 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (11.01%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.17%) Economics
10 9 (8.26%) Coaching
10 9 (8.26%) Machine Learning
10 9 (8.26%) Project Management
10 9 (8.26%) Time Management
11 8 (7.34%) B2B
11 8 (7.34%) Campaign Management
11 8 (7.34%) Digital Analytics
11 8 (7.34%) High Availability
11 8 (7.34%) Marketing Automation
11 8 (7.34%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.52%) SQL
2 19 (17.43%) C++
3 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.84%) MATLAB
5 13 (11.93%) Python
6 10 (9.17%) C#
7 9 (8.26%) Java
7 9 (8.26%) R
8 8 (7.34%) C
9 4 (3.67%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.83%) PHP
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.92%) Ada
11 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) Fortran
11 1 (0.92%) Lisp
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (58.72%) Degree
2 16 (14.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (11.93%) PhD
4 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) HND
5 2 (1.83%) IIBA
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) BS7666
2 1 (0.92%) ECSS
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) Firmware
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) Tableau
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle
3 9 (8.26%) Alteryx
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.34%) HubSpot
4 8 (7.34%) Marketo
5 4 (3.67%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.75%) Datactics
7 2 (1.83%) Brocade
7 2 (1.83%) CommVault
7 2 (1.83%) Dell
7 2 (1.83%) EMC
7 2 (1.83%) F5
7 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.83%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.83%) Veeam
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 1 (0.92%) Google
8 1 (0.92%) SIMUL8