Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 942 1061 1049
Rank change year-on-year +119 -12 +98
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 156 125 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.073% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83 56 98
UK median annual salary £45,000 £35,387 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.17% -39.77% +46.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,000 £28,374
90th Percentile £64,500 £77,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £35,094
% change year-on-year +35.71% -0.27% -12.27%

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 35,397 40,945 42,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.78% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,374 30,885 33,583
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

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 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 12 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 19 June 2019. 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 +127 142 £45,000 +15.83% 8
UK excluding London +108 113 £47,500 +35.71% 5
North of England +85 67 £60,000 +130.77%
North West +74 50 £45,000 +73.08%
London +69 28 £38,000 -24.00% 3
Midlands +65 21 £48,867 +82.68%
East of England +80 18 £47,500 +32.78% 2
Yorkshire +9 17 £60,000 -
West Midlands +44 11 £40,000 +116.22%
East Midlands +37 10 £68,545 +95.84%
South West -16 5 £37,500 -46.43% 1
South East +16 2 £35,832 +2.38% 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 80 (51.28%) Finance
2 75 (48.08%) Degree
3 74 (47.44%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (44.87%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (30.77%) Python
6 41 (26.28%) Management Information System
7 40 (25.64%) Information Management
7 40 (25.64%) Data Protection Act
7 40 (25.64%) Wealth Management
7 40 (25.64%) Data Protection
7 40 (25.64%) Records Management
7 40 (25.64%) GDPR
8 38 (24.36%) Cybersecurity
8 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (21.15%) PhD
9 33 (21.15%) Java
10 29 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
11 28 (17.95%) QA
12 27 (17.31%) JavaScript
13 24 (15.38%) IT Strategy
14 23 (14.74%) TypeScript
15 22 (14.10%) C++
15 22 (14.10%) Linux
16 21 (13.46%) DevOps
16 21 (13.46%) Analytics
16 21 (13.46%) Machine Learning
17 20 (12.82%) SQL
17 20 (12.82%) Data Science
18 19 (12.18%) Algorithms
18 19 (12.18%) .NET

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 10 (6.41%) Confluence
2 6 (3.85%) SAS
3 3 (1.92%) CMS
3 3 (1.92%) Drupal
3 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.28%) WordPress
5 1 (0.64%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.64%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.92%) NASTRAN
2 2 (1.28%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
2 13 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 13 (8.33%) CloudFront
2 13 (8.33%) GitHub
3 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.92%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.33%) Skype
2 11 (7.05%) Network Security
3 2 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (8.33%) Hazelcast
2 13 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.41%) QlikView
3 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.21%) Big Data
4 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (2.56%) OLAP
5 4 (2.56%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.92%) MySQL
6 3 (1.92%) Power BI
7 2 (1.28%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.97%) GitLab
2 13 (8.33%) CircleCI
2 13 (8.33%) IntelliJ
3 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.05%) JIRA
4 10 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.41%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.56%) Toad
6 1 (0.64%) JMeter
6 1 (0.64%) JUnit
6 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (51.28%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Banking
2 14 (8.97%) Games
3 8 (5.13%) Legal
4 7 (4.49%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Humanities
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (26.28%) Data Manager
2 40 (25.64%) Records Manager
3 29 (18.59%) Developer
4 28 (17.95%) Graduate
5 13 (8.33%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.05%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Analyst
8 5 (3.21%) Architect
8 5 (3.21%) Data Protection Manager
8 5 (3.21%) Report Analyst
8 5 (3.21%) Report Manager
8 5 (3.21%) Security Engineer
9 4 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Graduate C# Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Graduate Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Graduate Java Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Informatica Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.18%) .NET
2 18 (11.54%) Web Services
3 14 (8.97%) Node.js
4 13 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (8.33%) Vue.js
5 11 (7.05%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.05%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.41%) Angular 2
6 10 (6.41%) CSS
6 10 (6.41%) D3.js
6 10 (6.41%) RESTful
7 3 (1.92%) JSON
8 2 (1.28%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (1.28%) NumPy
8 2 (1.28%) Pandas
8 2 (1.28%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.64%) Django
9 1 (0.64%) GeoExt
9 1 (0.64%) jQuery
9 1 (0.64%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (47.44%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (26.28%) Management Information System
3 40 (25.64%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (12.18%) Algorithms
5 13 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.85%) NHS
6 6 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.21%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (2.56%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.28%) User Experience
10 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.64%) PMI
10 1 (0.64%) Robotics
10 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.10%) Linux
2 2 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.87%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (25.64%) Data Protection
2 40 (25.64%) Information Management
2 40 (25.64%) Records Management
2 40 (25.64%) Wealth Management
3 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (24.36%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (15.38%) IT Strategy
5 21 (13.46%) Analytics
5 21 (13.46%) DevOps
5 21 (13.46%) Machine Learning
6 20 (12.82%) Data Science
7 19 (12.18%) Artificial Intelligence
7 19 (12.18%) Computer Science
8 16 (10.26%) Mathematics
9 15 (9.62%) Open Source
9 15 (9.62%) Scrum
9 15 (9.62%) Visualisation
10 14 (8.97%) Information Security
10 14 (8.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.77%) Python
2 33 (21.15%) Java
3 27 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.74%) TypeScript
5 22 (14.10%) C++
6 20 (12.82%) SQL
7 16 (10.26%) C#
8 7 (4.49%) R
9 5 (3.21%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.56%) C
10 4 (2.56%) PHP
10 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.92%) Fortran
12 1 (0.64%) Groovy
12 1 (0.64%) Lua
12 1 (0.64%) Perl
12 1 (0.64%) Ruby
12 1 (0.64%) Scala
12 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (48.08%) Degree
2 33 (21.15%) PhD
3 7 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.49%) MBA
3 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) MPhil
5 1 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (25.64%) GDPR
2 28 (17.95%) QA
3 9 (5.77%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 13 (8.33%) Consul
1 13 (8.33%) Prometheus
1 13 (8.33%) Terraform
2 1 (0.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (9.62%) Tableau
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.21%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.56%) BT
4 4 (2.56%) Informatica
5 2 (1.28%) Google
5 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (0.64%) ESRI