Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 929 1000
Rank change year-on-year +168 +71 +83
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 56 102 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.084% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 55 82 81
Median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £41,969
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +37.01% +10.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £36,518 £28,932
90th Percentile £67,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -13.04% +21.05% +35.71%

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 15,469 26,345 36,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.52% 21.72% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10,756 19,813 27,139
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 £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 11 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 2 March 2021. 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 +169 55 £50,000 -13.04% 18
UK excluding London +99 28 £50,000 -13.04% 23
London +153 27 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South West +33 11 £30,000 -62.50% 9
South East +136 8 £50,000 - 3
Work from Home -132 6 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Midlands +59 3 £50,000 +24.02% 1
East of England +50 3 £61,250 +6.52% 2
North of England +45 3 £72,787 +20.81% 2
West Midlands +41 3 £50,000 +24.02% 1
Yorkshire +36 3 £72,787 -2.95% 1

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 42 (75.00%) Degree
2 16 (28.57%) Python
3 15 (26.79%) Mathematics
4 13 (23.21%) SQL
5 12 (21.43%) Finance
5 12 (21.43%) Statistics
6 11 (19.64%) FMCG
6 11 (19.64%) Data Science
7 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
7 10 (17.86%) scikit-learn
7 10 (17.86%) Machine Learning
7 10 (17.86%) Retail
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.86%) Java
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
8 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
8 9 (16.07%) Deep Learning
8 9 (16.07%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (16.07%) TensorFlow
8 9 (16.07%) Theano
8 9 (16.07%) Torch
9 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
10 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (12.50%) PhD
10 7 (12.50%) CSS
10 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.50%) HTML
10 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.71%) Line Management

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 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.36%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.36%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.57%) Odoo
2 1 (1.79%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.36%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
1 3 (5.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) Tableau
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) Power BI
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
1 1 (1.79%) RStudio
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Retail
3 6 (10.71%) Marketing
4 5 (8.93%) Games
5 3 (5.36%) Advertising
6 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.57%) Local Government
6 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.57%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.79%) Military
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Data Scientist
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Junior
5 4 (7.14%) Principal Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Junior DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Junior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Artist
6 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Graduate
7 2 (3.57%) NetSuite Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Project Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) scikit-learn
2 9 (16.07%) TensorFlow
2 9 (16.07%) Theano
2 9 (16.07%) Torch
3 7 (12.50%) CSS
3 7 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (7.14%) HTML5
4 4 (7.14%) Node.js
5 3 (5.36%) CGI
5 3 (5.36%) LAMP
5 3 (5.36%) Laravel
5 3 (5.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (3.57%) MDX
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) Matplotlib
7 1 (1.79%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.79%) Pandas
7 1 (1.79%) Seaborn
7 1 (1.79%) SpaCy
7 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) FMCG
2 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
3 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Animation
4 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.36%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (3.57%) Derivative
5 2 (3.57%) Life Science
5 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.79%) RIA
6 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Mathematics
2 12 (21.43%) Statistics
3 11 (19.64%) Data Science
4 10 (17.86%) Machine Learning
5 9 (16.07%) Deep Learning
5 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (10.71%) Data Management
8 6 (10.71%) Line Management
8 6 (10.71%) Prototyping
9 5 (8.93%) Analytics
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.14%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.14%) Economics
10 4 (7.14%) Front End Development
10 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.14%) SDLC
10 4 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Python
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.93%) C#
6 3 (5.36%) MAXScript
6 3 (5.36%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (12.50%) PhD
4 6 (10.71%) DBS Check
5 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (7.14%) Master's Degree
7 2 (3.57%) AAT
7 2 (3.57%) ACCA
7 2 (3.57%) CIMA
7 2 (3.57%) MBA
8 1 (1.79%) CISSP
8 1 (1.79%) GPEN
8 1 (1.79%) HNC
8 1 (1.79%) HND
8 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) NIST
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) JD Edwards
2 3 (5.36%) Zend
3 1 (1.79%) Darktrace
3 1 (1.79%) Databricks
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Splunk