Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 653 963 1069
Rank change year-on-year +310 +106 +30
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 51 105 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.077% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 64 71
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.58% +27.81% -11.11%
10th Percentile £30,875 £37,054 £26,594
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £57,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -15.65% +71.64% -33.00%

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 11,356 30,630 38,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 22.56% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,655 22,647 28,326
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 +303 50 £55,000 +5.01% 15
London +268 27 £55,000 +20.88% 5
UK excluding London +231 23 £48,500 -15.65% 11
South East +193 7 £44,500 +4.71% 1
East of England +110 7 £70,000 +21.74% 2
South West +119 5 £32,500 - 3
Work from Home -16 4 £37,500 -34.78% 3
North of England +115 3 £72,787 -2.95% 3
North West +105 2 - - 2
Midlands +115 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +89 1 £72,787 -2.95% 1
West Midlands +88 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 38 (74.51%) Degree
2 25 (49.02%) Python
3 22 (43.14%) Mathematics
4 16 (31.37%) Statistics
5 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
6 12 (23.53%) SQL
7 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (19.61%) Finance
9 9 (17.65%) Java
9 9 (17.65%) Derivative
9 9 (17.65%) Fixed Income
9 9 (17.65%) Market Making
9 9 (17.65%) Systematic Trading
9 9 (17.65%) Quantitative Research
10 8 (15.69%) FMCG
10 8 (15.69%) ITIL
11 7 (13.73%) C#
11 7 (13.73%) Retail
11 7 (13.73%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (13.73%) Data Science
11 7 (13.73%) Machine Learning
12 6 (11.76%) AWS
12 6 (11.76%) Apache Spark
12 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
12 6 (11.76%) Deep Learning
12 6 (11.76%) scikit-learn
12 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (11.76%) Torch
12 6 (11.76%) Security Operations

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 6 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Maya
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.92%) Odoo
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.96%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Azure
3 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.92%) SaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Office 365
5 1 (1.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Tableau
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Retail
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 3 (5.88%) Advertising
4 3 (5.88%) Games
5 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.96%) Military
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Quantitative Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Senior Quantitative Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Data Scientist
3 6 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Junior
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Principal Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Junior DevOps
6 3 (5.88%) Junior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Artist
7 2 (3.92%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) scikit-learn
1 6 (11.76%) TensorFlow
1 6 (11.76%) Theano
1 6 (11.76%) Torch
2 5 (9.80%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) HTML5
3 4 (7.84%) Node.js
4 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.88%) CGI
4 3 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.92%) .NET Core
5 2 (3.92%) MDX
6 1 (1.96%) Django
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.65%) Derivative
2 9 (17.65%) Fixed Income
3 8 (15.69%) FMCG
4 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 6 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.88%) Animation
6 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.96%) Social Media
7 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Mathematics
2 16 (31.37%) Statistics
3 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (17.65%) Market Making
5 9 (17.65%) Quantitative Research
5 9 (17.65%) Systematic Trading
6 8 (15.69%) ITIL
7 7 (13.73%) Data Science
7 7 (13.73%) Machine Learning
8 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.76%) Deep Learning
8 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Information Security
8 6 (11.76%) Physics
8 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 6 (11.76%) Security Operations
9 5 (9.80%) Information Security Management
9 5 (9.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Python
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.80%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) C++
7 3 (5.88%) MAXScript
7 3 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (74.51%) Degree
2 7 (13.73%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (9.80%) CISSP
4 5 (9.80%) GPEN
4 5 (9.80%) SANS
5 2 (3.92%) AAT
5 2 (3.92%) ACCA
5 2 (3.92%) CIMA
5 2 (3.92%) HNC
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) NIST
2 5 (9.80%) COBIT
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Darktrace
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
1 5 (9.80%) LogRhythm
1 5 (9.80%) Splunk
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) Capita
4 1 (1.96%) Cognos
4 1 (1.96%) SAP