Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 647 964 1071
Rank change year-on-year +317 +107 +40
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 40 119 99
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.085% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 31 51 52
Median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% +12.50% +0.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,932
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,561 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £45,000 £33,637
% change year-on-year +36.11% +33.78% -15.91%

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 10,902 32,832 39,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 23.45% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,998 23,842 28,948
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,570 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.16% - +5.88%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Postgraduate.

Salary trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Postgraduate over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 11 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 23 September 2020. 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 +332 39 £61,250 +36.11% 7
UK excluding London +260 21 £61,250 +36.11% 4
London +262 18 £60,000 +38.56% 3
East of England +134 10 £65,000 +30.00% 2
South East +224 4 £49,976 +17.59% 2
North of England +144 3 £70,000 +55.56%
South West +134 3 £37,000 -38.33%
North West +97 3 £70,000 +55.56%
Work from Home +56 3 £37,500 - 1
Midlands +131 1 - -
West Midlands +96 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 31 (77.50%) Degree
2 28 (70.00%) Python
3 18 (45.00%) Mathematics
4 15 (37.50%) Statistics
4 15 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (30.00%) ITIL
6 11 (27.50%) Information Security
6 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (25.00%) NIST
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.00%) CISSP
7 10 (25.00%) AWS
7 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (22.50%) COBIT
8 9 (22.50%) Derivative
8 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
8 9 (22.50%) GPEN
8 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (22.50%) IBM
8 9 (22.50%) SQL
8 9 (22.50%) Perl
8 9 (22.50%) Information Security Management
8 9 (22.50%) Security Management
8 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
8 9 (22.50%) Fixed Income
8 9 (22.50%) Darktrace
8 9 (22.50%) Quantitative Research
8 9 (22.50%) Threat Intelligence

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 3 (7.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
1 2 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Advertising
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Quantitative Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Quantitative Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Data Scientist
8 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Technical Artist
9 2 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Business Change Project Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Junior Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Junior Web Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
1 3 (7.50%) CGI
1 3 (7.50%) scikit-learn
1 3 (7.50%) TensorFlow
1 3 (7.50%) Theano
1 3 (7.50%) Torch
1 3 (7.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.50%) Django
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (22.50%) Derivative
3 9 (22.50%) Fixed Income
3 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.00%) FMCG
5 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (7.50%) Animation
5 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Mathematics
2 15 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (37.50%) Statistics
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL
4 11 (27.50%) Information Security
5 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 9 (22.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 9 (22.50%) Information Security Management
6 9 (22.50%) Market Making
6 9 (22.50%) Patch Management
6 9 (22.50%) Quantitative Research
6 9 (22.50%) Security Management
6 9 (22.50%) SIEM
6 9 (22.50%) Systematic Trading
6 9 (22.50%) Threat Intelligence
6 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (15.00%) Data Science
8 5 (12.50%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) Python
2 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
2 9 (22.50%) Perl
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) C#
5 3 (7.50%) MAXScript
5 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
5 3 (7.50%) R
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Degree
2 10 (25.00%) CISSP
3 9 (22.50%) GPEN
3 9 (22.50%) SANS
4 6 (15.00%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (7.50%) HNC
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.50%) CEH
8 1 (2.50%) CISA
8 1 (2.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) NIST
2 9 (22.50%) COBIT
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Darktrace
1 9 (22.50%) IBM
1 9 (22.50%) LogRhythm
1 9 (22.50%) Splunk
2 2 (5.00%) Capita
2 2 (5.00%) SIMUL8
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Tableau