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

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1052 923 801
Rank change year-on-year -129 -122 +172
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 210 53 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 52 22 35
10th Percentile £33,700 £20,500 £40,750
25th Percentile £43,250 £30,625 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £45,817 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +30.96% -20.32% +27.78%
75th Percentile £65,625 £55,313 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £58,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £40,817 £57,500
% change year-on-year +47.00% -29.01% +21.05%

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 46,156 23,156 17,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.70% 21.67% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,843 13,424 12,887
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,686
25th Percentile £40,000 £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 £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 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 -122 169 £60,000 +30.96% 13
UK excluding London -53 112 £60,000 +47.00% 10
Work from Home -184 86 £60,000 +20.00% 5
London -201 59 £50,836 -11.59% 4
East of England -38 57 £60,000 - 3
South West -20 29 £33,700 +34.80% 2
North West -71 11 £60,000 - 1
North of England -87 11 £60,000 - 1
South East -77 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -55 3 £46,223 - 1
Midlands -62 3 £46,223 +11.02% 2
Scotland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 176 (83.81%) Degree
2 79 (37.62%) Agile
3 77 (36.67%) Computer Science
4 70 (33.33%) Social Skills
5 61 (29.05%) Python
6 42 (20.00%) Line Management
7 36 (17.14%) Analytics
8 35 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 35 (16.67%) Scrum
9 33 (15.71%) User Experience
10 32 (15.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 32 (15.24%) Project Management
11 31 (14.76%) Mathematics
11 31 (14.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 29 (13.81%) JavaScript
13 29 (13.81%) Finance
13 29 (13.81%) Software Engineering
14 28 (13.33%) Test Automation
14 28 (13.33%) UX Design
14 28 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (13.33%) Machine Learning
15 27 (12.86%) Mentoring
15 27 (12.86%) Coaching
15 27 (12.86%) Java
15 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
15 27 (12.86%) Linux
16 26 (12.38%) Windows
16 26 (12.38%) Creative Thinking
17 25 (11.90%) Quantitative Research

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 15 (7.14%) ArcGIS
2 9 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.38%) IIS
5 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.95%) CMS
6 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (9.05%) Adobe XD
2 19 (9.05%) InVision
2 19 (9.05%) Sketch
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) iTrent
1 2 (0.95%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.05%) Figma
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (5.71%) WeChat
3 10 (4.76%) Azure
4 9 (4.29%) Power Platform
4 9 (4.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 7 (3.33%) AWS
6 6 (2.86%) GitHub
7 3 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.43%) GCP
8 2 (0.95%) IaaS
8 2 (0.95%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (7.14%) Bluetooth
2 15 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) Firewall
3 4 (1.90%) WAN
4 3 (1.43%) HTTP
4 3 (1.43%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.43%) IPsec
4 3 (1.43%) LAN
4 3 (1.43%) SNMP
4 3 (1.43%) SSL
4 3 (1.43%) Telnet
5 2 (0.95%) Internet
5 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.95%) Wireless
6 1 (0.48%) 5G
6 1 (0.48%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.05%) MySQL
2 15 (7.14%) QGIS
3 12 (5.71%) Text Mining
4 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.29%) Power BI
5 9 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.90%) Big Data
8 4 (1.90%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.90%) PerformancePoint
8 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.52%) JIRA
3 19 (9.05%) Axure RP
4 15 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 15 (7.14%) CppUnit
4 15 (7.14%) JUnit
5 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.38%) Burp Suite
General
1 70 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 32 (15.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 29 (13.81%) Finance
4 23 (10.95%) Electronics
5 18 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (7.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (7.14%) Automotive
8 14 (6.67%) Retail
9 10 (4.76%) Marketing
9 10 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (4.29%) Military
10 9 (4.29%) Publishing
11 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
11 6 (2.86%) Telecoms
12 5 (2.38%) Legal
13 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.95%) Back Office
13 2 (0.95%) Front Office
13 2 (0.95%) Humanities
13 2 (0.95%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 44 (20.95%) Developer
2 42 (20.00%) Graduate
3 18 (8.57%) Software Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Analyst
6 11 (5.24%) C++ Developer
7 10 (4.76%) Agile Coach
7 10 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.29%) Data Scientist
8 9 (4.29%) Salesforce Developer
9 8 (3.81%) Lecturer
9 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 7 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.33%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
10 7 (3.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) Web Services
2 17 (8.10%) CSS
2 17 (8.10%) HTML
3 13 (6.19%) REST
4 11 (5.24%) .NET
5 9 (4.29%) PyTorch
5 9 (4.29%) TensorFlow
6 8 (3.81%) RSS
6 8 (3.81%) SOAP
7 6 (2.86%) CSS3
7 6 (2.86%) HTML5
8 5 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.38%) ASP.NET Core
8 5 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.43%) ModSecurity
10 1 (0.48%) Laravel
10 1 (0.48%) Sass
10 1 (0.48%) Sidekiq
10 1 (0.48%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 33 (15.71%) User Experience
3 19 (9.05%) PMI
4 17 (8.10%) Management Information System
5 15 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 15 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (7.14%) IoT
6 12 (5.71%) Grid Computing
6 12 (5.71%) Semantic Web
7 9 (4.29%) Apple TV
7 9 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.29%) Low-Code
7 9 (4.29%) Social Media
8 6 (2.86%) Blog
9 5 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.43%) CESG
11 3 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.43%) Pharmacovigilance
12 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.86%) Linux
2 26 (12.38%) Windows
3 19 (9.05%) Android
3 19 (9.05%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.81%) Unix
5 3 (1.43%) FreeBSD
5 3 (1.43%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) Agile
2 77 (36.67%) Computer Science
3 42 (20.00%) Line Management
4 36 (17.14%) Analytics
5 35 (16.67%) Scrum
6 32 (15.24%) Project Management
7 31 (14.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 31 (14.76%) Mathematics
8 29 (13.81%) Software Engineering
9 28 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (13.33%) Machine Learning
9 28 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 28 (13.33%) UX Design
10 27 (12.86%) Coaching
10 27 (12.86%) Mentoring
11 26 (12.38%) Creative Thinking
12 25 (11.90%) Interaction Design
12 25 (11.90%) Quantitative Research
12 25 (11.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 25 (11.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.05%) Python
2 29 (13.81%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.86%) Java
4 21 (10.00%) SQL
5 17 (8.10%) C++
6 12 (5.71%) Lua
6 12 (5.71%) Perl
7 11 (5.24%) C#
8 8 (3.81%) R
9 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.95%) PHP
11 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.48%) C
12 1 (0.48%) Fortran
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 176 (83.81%) Degree
2 20 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (9.52%) PhD
3 19 (9.05%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) CISSP
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.43%) CISM
7 3 (1.43%) ISACA
8 2 (0.95%) HNC
8 2 (0.95%) HND
8 2 (0.95%) MPhil
8 2 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CASP
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.24%) QA
2 8 (3.81%) Accessibility
2 8 (3.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.86%) GMP
4 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.43%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.43%) NCSC
5 3 (1.43%) RMADS
6 2 (0.95%) NIST
6 2 (0.95%) PMO
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.38%) Docker
1 5 (2.38%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 5 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Adobe
3 15 (7.14%) Perforce
4 13 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (4.76%) Oracle
6 9 (4.29%) Alteryx
6 9 (4.29%) Apple
6 9 (4.29%) Facebook
6 9 (4.29%) OutSystems
6 9 (4.29%) RapidMiner
6 9 (4.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 6 (2.86%) SAP
8 4 (1.90%) Cisco
9 2 (0.95%) Brocade
9 2 (0.95%) EMC
9 2 (0.95%) Google
9 2 (0.95%) VMware
10 1 (0.48%) LexisNexis
10 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.48%) Zend