Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 902 971 1078
Rank change year-on-year +69 +107 -61
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 77 128 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.086% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 68 88 82
Median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% +11.84% -56.57%
10th Percentile £42,500 £27,644 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% +35.71% -12.50%

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 25,547 36,368 41,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.51% 24.54% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18,797 26,327 32,261
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,594 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 +62 73 £57,500 +35.29% 7
UK excluding London +105 53 £57,500 +21.05% 10
London +81 24 £49,559 +27.07%
East of England +62 22 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Work from Home +21 14 £57,500 +43.75%
South West +40 11 £80,000 +113.33% 1
North of England +60 8 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Midlands +43 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +38 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +29 5 £75,000 +25.00%
North West +41 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 51 (66.23%) Degree
2 42 (54.55%) Python
3 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 33 (42.86%) AWS
4 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (38.96%) Finance
6 27 (35.06%) Java
6 27 (35.06%) TDD
7 26 (33.77%) C#
7 26 (33.77%) Web Services
7 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (31.17%) .NET
8 24 (31.17%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (29.87%) Visualisation
10 22 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 21 (27.27%) CSS
12 20 (25.97%) Project Management
12 20 (25.97%) Scrum
12 20 (25.97%) Unit Testing
12 20 (25.97%) TeamCity
12 20 (25.97%) Azure
12 20 (25.97%) RESTful
12 20 (25.97%) BDD
12 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
12 20 (25.97%) TypeScript
13 19 (24.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
13 19 (24.68%) Confluence
13 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
13 19 (24.68%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 19 (24.68%) Confluence
2 10 (12.99%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.30%) DNN
3 1 (1.30%) Hyperledger
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SPSS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.86%) AWS
2 20 (25.97%) Azure
3 6 (7.79%) GCP
4 2 (2.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) Modbus
3 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) Big Data
2 10 (12.99%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.49%) Flink
5 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.49%) Neo4j
5 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.49%) QlikView
5 5 (6.49%) Redis
6 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.19%) Snowflake Schema
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.90%) DB2
7 3 (3.90%) Text Mining
8 2 (2.60%) Power BI
9 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) TeamCity
2 19 (24.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
2 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
2 19 (24.68%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 30 (38.96%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Marketing
2 11 (14.29%) Retail
3 10 (12.99%) Legal
4 5 (6.49%) Military
4 5 (6.49%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Software Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Analytics Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Data Science Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Digital Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Forensic Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Head of Data Management
7 5 (6.49%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Development Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Network Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) Web Services
2 24 (31.17%) .NET
3 22 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 21 (27.27%) CSS
5 20 (25.97%) AngularJS
5 20 (25.97%) RESTful
6 19 (24.68%) Angular 2
7 14 (18.18%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (18.18%) Sass
8 6 (7.79%) Kafka
9 5 (6.49%) Apache Avro
9 5 (6.49%) D3.js
9 5 (6.49%) gRPC
9 5 (6.49%) Memcached
9 5 (6.49%) NetworkX
9 5 (6.49%) Node.js
9 5 (6.49%) Protocol Buffers
9 5 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (6.49%) React
9 5 (6.49%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.79%) User Experience
4 5 (6.49%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.60%) Life Science
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Equities
6 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.30%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) TDD
3 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (31.17%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (29.87%) Visualisation
6 20 (25.97%) BDD
6 20 (25.97%) Project Management
6 20 (25.97%) Scrum
6 20 (25.97%) Unit Testing
7 19 (24.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (24.68%) MVC
8 18 (23.38%) Computer Science
8 18 (23.38%) Software Engineering
9 16 (20.78%) Data Science
10 13 (16.88%) Analytics
10 13 (16.88%) Artificial Intelligence
11 11 (14.29%) Mathematics
12 10 (12.99%) Due Diligence
12 10 (12.99%) Innovative Thinking
12 10 (12.99%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) Python
2 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 27 (35.06%) Java
4 26 (33.77%) C#
5 20 (25.97%) TypeScript
6 14 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (7.79%) C
7 6 (7.79%) C++
7 6 (7.79%) Scala
8 5 (6.49%) R
9 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.30%) Go
10 1 (1.30%) Lua
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) PHP
10 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (66.23%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (10.39%) PhD
3 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) Data Quality
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Ansible
1 8 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.79%) Puppet
3 5 (6.49%) Terraform
4 2 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Tableau
3 4 (5.19%) Cognos
4 2 (2.60%) Canon
5 1 (1.30%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Juniper
5 1 (1.30%) Lattice Semiconductor