Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 985 725 928
Rank change year-on-year -260 +203 +133
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 83 52 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.082% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.41% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 70
10th Percentile £19,558 £30,250 £32,958
25th Percentile £24,500 £47,500 £41,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.44% +2.27% +31.05%
75th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £74,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -35.00% -4.35% +35.29%

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 30,153 12,827 27,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.40% 20.21% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,391 9,435 20,826
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 14 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 22 January 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 -250 54 £47,500 -13.64% 28
UK excluding London -163 51 £35,750 -35.00% 29
Work from Home -199 16 £50,000 -
North of England -114 15 £47,500 -34.74% 3
South West -40 12 £20,117 -42.52% 9
London -242 12 £87,500 +59.09% 4
North West - 11 £25,000 - 3
South East -104 8 £51,250 -10.87% 1
Scotland - 7 £33,000 - 5
Yorkshire -71 4 £47,500 -34.74%
East of England -94 4 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £31,000 -
West Midlands -73 2 £50,000 - 6
Midlands -97 2 £50,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 57 (68.67%) Degree
2 37 (44.58%) Social Skills
3 21 (25.30%) Computer Science
4 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (19.28%) Analytics
6 16 (19.28%) Finance
7 14 (16.87%) Project Management
8 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
8 13 (15.66%) Coaching
9 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
9 12 (14.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.05%) Java
10 10 (12.05%) Machine Learning
10 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
11 9 (10.84%) Line Management
11 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (10.84%) Windows
11 9 (10.84%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.84%) Electronics
11 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.64%) Data Analysis
12 8 (9.64%) DevOps
12 8 (9.64%) SDLC
12 8 (9.64%) DBS Check

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 (3.61%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.61%) Adobe XD
3 3 (3.61%) InVision
3 3 (3.61%) Sketch
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Azure
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (6.02%) AWS
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.82%) GCP
4 4 (4.82%) SaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Figma
5 3 (3.61%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.41%) GitHub
7 1 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) MySQL
2 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.20%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Burp Suite
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.61%) Axure RP
3 3 (3.61%) Balsamiq
3 3 (3.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) Polyspace
4 1 (1.20%) RStudio
4 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 37 (44.58%) Social Skills
2 16 (19.28%) Finance
3 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (14.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (10.84%) Electronics
5 7 (8.43%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (7.23%) Legal
6 6 (7.23%) Public Sector
7 5 (6.02%) Local Government
8 4 (4.82%) Aerospace
8 4 (4.82%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (4.82%) Law
9 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.41%) Retail
10 1 (1.20%) Advertising
10 1 (1.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Graduate
2 15 (18.07%) Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Administrator
3 7 (8.43%) Graduate Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) Data Scientist
4 6 (7.23%) Graduate Software Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Help Desk Officer
5 5 (6.02%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Agile Coach
6 4 (4.82%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Research Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Scrum Master
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 3 (3.61%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.20%) Matplotlib
5 1 (1.20%) NLTK
5 1 (1.20%) Pandas
5 1 (1.20%) React
5 1 (1.20%) scikit-learn
5 1 (1.20%) Seaborn
5 1 (1.20%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.23%) Pharmacovigilance
3 5 (6.02%) Life Science
4 4 (4.82%) Analogue Electronics
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.82%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.82%) Optoelectronics
4 4 (4.82%) PMI
4 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.82%) Verilog
4 4 (4.82%) VHDL
5 3 (3.61%) Social Media
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
6 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.20%) Robotics
7 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Android
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) FreeBSD
3 4 (4.82%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Computer Science
2 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (19.28%) Analytics
5 14 (16.87%) Project Management
6 13 (15.66%) Coaching
6 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
7 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
8 10 (12.05%) Machine Learning
8 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (10.84%) Line Management
9 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
9 9 (10.84%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.64%) Data Analysis
10 8 (9.64%) Data Science
10 8 (9.64%) DevOps
10 8 (9.64%) SDLC
11 7 (8.43%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Java
2 7 (8.43%) C
2 7 (8.43%) Python
3 6 (7.23%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.61%) Kotlin
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) Ada
7 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) C++
7 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) R
7 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (68.67%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) DBS Check
3 7 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.82%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.61%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.41%) ISEB
6 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) Accessibility
2 3 (3.61%) GLP
2 3 (3.61%) GMP
2 3 (3.61%) Good Clinical Practice
2 3 (3.61%) GxP
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.20%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Firmware
2 1 (1.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Alteryx
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
2 4 (4.82%) OutSystems
2 4 (4.82%) RapidMiner
3 3 (3.61%) Adobe
3 3 (3.61%) Facebook
4 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.41%) Thales
5 1 (1.20%) Databricks
5 1 (1.20%) VMware