Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1046 1046 1137
Rank change year-on-year 0 +91 +34
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 125 131 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.076% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 56 98 87
UK median annual salary £35,387 £58,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.77% +46.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,374 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £118,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,094 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.27% -12.27% -3.03%

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 40,842 42,872 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,820 33,504 44,093
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +6.25%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -9 120 £38,850 -35.25% 14
UK excluding London +25 85 £35,000 -0.27% 8
London -30 41 £50,000 -54.55% 6
South West +24 38 £70,000 +139.90% 1
South East +17 25 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Wales +29 19 - -
North of England +4 11 £26,000 -30.67%
North West -3 9 £26,000 -30.67%
Scotland -28 5 £24,000 -
East of England -4 4 £35,773 -4.61% 4
Yorkshire +24 2 - -
Midlands +7 2 £26,750 -49.05%
West Midlands +14 1 £18,500 -51.15%
East Midlands -2 1 £35,000 -57.58%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 94 (75.20%) Degree
2 45 (36.00%) Finance
2 45 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (35.20%) SQL
4 43 (34.40%) Computer Science
5 35 (28.00%) Project Management
5 35 (28.00%) Mathematics
6 33 (26.40%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
8 26 (20.80%) SQL Server
8 26 (20.80%) SOAP
8 26 (20.80%) Web Services
8 26 (20.80%) REST
9 25 (20.00%) Analytics
9 25 (20.00%) Java
9 25 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 24 (19.20%) ITIL
10 24 (19.20%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (19.20%) Software Engineering
11 23 (18.40%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (17.60%) Oracle
12 22 (17.60%) C#
12 22 (17.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (16.80%) MySQL
13 21 (16.80%) Validation
14 20 (16.00%) .NET
14 20 (16.00%) ETL
15 19 (15.20%) SOA
15 19 (15.20%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (15.20%) SQL Server 2012

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 (15.20%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (9.60%) SAS
3 11 (8.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.20%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.20%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.80%) CICS
5 1 (0.80%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.20%) SPSS
5 2 (1.60%) EViews
6 1 (0.80%) Simulink
6 1 (0.80%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) SMS
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.40%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (16.80%) MySQL
4 19 (15.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (15.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (10.40%) Big Data
6 12 (9.60%) Power BI
7 11 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
9 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (5.60%) PerformancePoint
9 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.00%) Hadoop
11 4 (3.20%) Data Mart
11 4 (3.20%) Snowflake Schema
12 3 (2.40%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.80%) DB2
13 1 (0.80%) GIS
13 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Eclipse
1 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.20%) Jasmine
2 4 (3.20%) JIRA
2 4 (3.20%) JUnit
2 4 (3.20%) Protractor
2 4 (3.20%) Selenium
2 4 (3.20%) TestNG
3 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.80%) TestRail
General
1 45 (36.00%) Finance
2 16 (12.80%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Investment Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Law
3 9 (7.20%) Marketing
4 7 (5.60%) Spanish Language
5 5 (4.00%) Advertising
5 5 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Retail
7 3 (2.40%) Electronics
8 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.80%) Front Office
9 1 (0.80%) Military
9 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Analyst
2 17 (13.60%) Developer
2 17 (13.60%) Graduate
3 16 (12.80%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) Junior
5 10 (8.00%) Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Junior Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Solutions Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Solutions Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Integration Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Integration Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Data Scientist
9 6 (4.80%) Digital Marketing Manager
9 6 (4.80%) Marketing Manager
9 6 (4.80%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.80%) REST
1 26 (20.80%) SOAP
1 26 (20.80%) Web Services
2 20 (16.00%) .NET
3 12 (9.60%) HTML
4 9 (7.20%) XML
5 8 (6.40%) WPF
6 7 (5.60%) Swing
6 7 (5.60%) WCF
6 7 (5.60%) WinForms
7 4 (3.20%) CSS
7 4 (3.20%) NumPy
7 4 (3.20%) Pandas
8 2 (1.60%) Middleware
9 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.80%) COM
9 1 (0.80%) OpenLayers
9 1 (0.80%) Spring
9 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.40%) Computer Science
2 33 (26.40%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 19 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (10.40%) Digital Media
6 10 (8.00%) BBC
6 10 (8.00%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.00%) Credit Risk
7 5 (4.00%) NHS
7 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.20%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.40%) Acoustics
9 3 (2.40%) CCTV
9 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.40%) Fintech
9 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.60%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Linux
3 4 (3.20%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (28.00%) Mathematics
2 35 (28.00%) Project Management
3 25 (20.00%) Analytics
4 24 (19.20%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (19.20%) ITIL
4 24 (19.20%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.60%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (16.80%) Validation
7 20 (16.00%) ETL
8 19 (15.20%) Data Integration
8 19 (15.20%) SOA
9 18 (14.40%) Data Modelling
10 15 (12.00%) Business Process Modelling
10 15 (12.00%) Data Science
10 15 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.20%) Decision-Making
11 14 (11.20%) Statistics
12 12 (9.60%) Information Security
13 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.20%) SQL
2 25 (20.00%) Java
3 22 (17.60%) C#
4 17 (13.60%) Python
5 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.80%) R
6 10 (8.00%) C++
7 8 (6.40%) PHP
7 8 (6.40%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.60%) MATLAB
8 7 (5.60%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.40%) C
10 2 (1.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (75.20%) Degree
2 16 (12.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (10.40%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (9.60%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (8.80%) Master's Degree
6 8 (6.40%) PhD
7 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.00%) CEH
8 5 (4.00%) CITP
8 5 (4.00%) MBA
8 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.20%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.60%) CISM
10 2 (1.60%) CISSP
11 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.20%) GDPR
2 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.60%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.80%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.80%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.80%) P3O
5 1 (0.80%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.60%) Oracle
3 10 (8.00%) Sony
4 6 (4.80%) HubSpot
4 6 (4.80%) Marketo
5 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.80%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.80%) ESRI
6 1 (0.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) Huawei
6 1 (0.80%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.80%) SAP
6 1 (0.80%) Tableau
6 1 (0.80%) Teradata