Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 902 1028 1076
Rank change year-on-year +126 +48 -58
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 106 89 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.059% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 65 71 77
UK median annual salary £57,500 £41,969 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.01% +10.44% -30.91%
10th Percentile £38,982 £26,594 £22,650
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +35.29% +11.84% -20.00%

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 27,705 36,507 41,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.97% 24.15% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20,485 26,695 32,048
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +109 97 £57,500 +37.01% 22
UK excluding London +120 82 £57,500 +35.29% 19
East of England +91 32 £57,500 +58.55% 3
London +56 22 £46,500 +16.25% 7
North of England +57 16 £75,000 +25.00% 3
Midlands +48 11 £35,632 +0.37% 5
West Midlands +26 11 £35,632 +0.37% 5
South West +22 10 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Scotland +36 8 £45,000 - 3
Yorkshire +41 6 £75,000 +25.00%
North East - 6 - -
South East +45 5 £50,000 +100.00% 2
North West +43 4 £40,250 -5.29% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 61 (57.55%) Degree
2 53 (50.00%) Python
3 39 (36.79%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (35.85%) Finance
4 38 (35.85%) AWS
5 37 (34.91%) JavaScript
6 32 (30.19%) Java
6 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (30.19%) TDD
7 30 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (26.42%) Project Management
9 27 (25.47%) C#
9 27 (25.47%) Visualisation
10 26 (24.53%) Azure
10 26 (24.53%) .NET
10 26 (24.53%) CSS
10 26 (24.53%) Web Services
11 24 (22.64%) Git (software)
11 24 (22.64%) BDD
11 24 (22.64%) TypeScript
11 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (21.70%) RESTful
12 23 (21.70%) TeamCity
12 23 (21.70%) MVC
12 23 (21.70%) Scrum
13 22 (20.75%) Unit Testing
13 22 (20.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (20.75%) JIRA
13 22 (20.75%) .NET Framework
13 22 (20.75%) Jenkins

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 22 (20.75%) Confluence
2 8 (7.55%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.89%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.94%) DNN
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.89%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.85%) AWS
2 26 (24.53%) Azure
3 9 (8.49%) GCP
4 2 (1.89%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.94%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) RS-232
3 1 (0.94%) RS-485
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (10.38%) Big Data
2 11 (10.38%) QlikView
3 8 (7.55%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.60%) Redis
5 6 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.66%) Flink
5 6 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.72%) Text Mining
7 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.83%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.89%) BigchainDB
9 2 (1.89%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.89%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Git (software)
2 23 (21.70%) TeamCity
3 22 (20.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 22 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 22 (20.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.94%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 38 (35.85%) Finance
2 15 (14.15%) Legal
2 15 (14.15%) Marketing
3 11 (10.38%) Retail
4 6 (5.66%) Online Betting
5 4 (3.77%) Military
6 3 (2.83%) Humanities
6 3 (2.83%) Law
6 3 (2.83%) Social Science
7 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.89%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Developer
2 13 (12.26%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (11.32%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Digital Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Technician
8 5 (4.72%) Data Scientist
8 5 (4.72%) Head of Data Management
8 5 (4.72%) Technology Director
9 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Software Consultant
10 3 (2.83%) Facilities Manager
10 3 (2.83%) Systems Manager
11 2 (1.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 2 (1.89%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.53%) .NET
1 26 (24.53%) CSS
1 26 (24.53%) Web Services
2 23 (21.70%) RESTful
3 22 (20.75%) .NET Framework
3 22 (20.75%) Angular 2
3 22 (20.75%) AngularJS
4 12 (11.32%) Natural Language Processing
5 11 (10.38%) D3.js
5 11 (10.38%) Sass
6 7 (6.60%) Kafka
6 7 (6.60%) Node.js
6 7 (6.60%) React
7 6 (5.66%) Apache Avro
7 6 (5.66%) gRPC
7 6 (5.66%) Memcached
7 6 (5.66%) Protocol Buffers
7 6 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.66%) ZeroMQ
8 4 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.60%) NHS
4 6 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.72%) Reference Data
5 5 (4.72%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.89%) Blog
6 2 (1.89%) Cyber-Physical System
6 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Life Science
6 2 (1.89%) Podcast
6 2 (1.89%) Social Media
6 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.94%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.94%) AIX
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) TDD
3 30 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (26.42%) Project Management
5 27 (25.47%) Visualisation
6 24 (22.64%) BDD
7 23 (21.70%) MVC
7 23 (21.70%) Scrum
8 22 (20.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (20.75%) Unit Testing
9 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
10 18 (16.98%) Computer Science
10 18 (16.98%) Data Science
11 16 (15.09%) Mathematics
12 13 (12.26%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (12.26%) Data Visualisation
12 13 (12.26%) Due Diligence
12 13 (12.26%) Information Security
12 13 (12.26%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 53 (50.00%) Python
2 37 (34.91%) JavaScript
3 32 (30.19%) Java
4 27 (25.47%) C#
5 24 (22.64%) TypeScript
6 14 (13.21%) SQL
7 7 (6.60%) C
7 7 (6.60%) C++
7 7 (6.60%) R
8 3 (2.83%) Go
8 3 (2.83%) Scala
9 2 (1.89%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.94%) ES6
10 1 (0.94%) Lua
10 1 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (57.55%) Degree
2 11 (10.38%) PhD
3 7 (6.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (5.66%) HND
5 5 (4.72%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.89%) CISA
8 2 (1.89%) CISM
8 2 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.89%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.77%) GDPR
3 2 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.89%) QA
4 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Ansible
1 11 (10.38%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.60%) Puppet
3 6 (5.66%) Terraform
4 2 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.21%) Tableau
3 3 (2.83%) Cognos
4 2 (1.89%) Canon
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
5 1 (0.94%) Google
5 1 (0.94%) Juniper
5 1 (0.94%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) Splunk