Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1036 1096 1087
Rank change year-on-year +60 -9 +107
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 105 110 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.061% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 71 78 109
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,594 £22,675 £30,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £76,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -33.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 38,756 43,546 49,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.76% 24.20% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28,674 33,468 39,514
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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 +59 104 £40,000 -20.00% 22
UK excluding London +63 59 £33,500 -33.00% 15
London +59 46 £40,000 - 8
South West +23 25 £31,500 -21.23% 3
South East +23 16 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Wales - 12 - -
East of England +27 10 £30,033 -33.26% 6
North of England +5 4 £47,392 -21.01% 3
West Midlands +34 3 £35,500 +5.97% 1
Midlands +33 3 £35,500 -12.35% 1
Yorkshire +25 2 - - 1
North West +4 2 £47,392 -21.01%
Scotland +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 80 (76.19%) Degree
2 31 (29.52%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (27.62%) Project Management
4 25 (23.81%) SQL
5 24 (22.86%) Computer Science
6 23 (21.90%) Finance
6 23 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (19.05%) Java
8 19 (18.10%) Web Services
8 19 (18.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (17.14%) R
9 18 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 17 (16.19%) ITIL
10 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
10 17 (16.19%) Analytics
11 15 (14.29%) PhD
11 15 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (14.29%) HTML
12 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.33%) SOAP
12 14 (13.33%) ETL
12 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
12 14 (13.33%) Validation
12 14 (13.33%) Marketing
12 14 (13.33%) REST
12 14 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 13 (12.38%) Case Management
13 13 (12.38%) Virtual Team
13 13 (12.38%) Mathematics
13 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 12 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.71%) SAS
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) Moodle
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.62%) SPSS
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.81%) Stata
5 2 (1.90%) EViews
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.95%) InVision
6 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.95%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) VoIP
2 4 (3.81%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.62%) Data Mining
6 6 (5.71%) Big Data
6 6 (5.71%) Blockchain
7 5 (4.76%) GIS
7 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.76%) MySQL
8 4 (3.81%) Power BI
8 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.86%) Data Mart
9 3 (2.86%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.95%) HBase
10 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.95%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Bugzilla
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
1 4 (3.81%) TestRail
2 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Marketing
3 10 (9.52%) Advertising
4 9 (8.57%) Law
4 9 (8.57%) Legal
5 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Games
6 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.95%) Electronics
8 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Military
8 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Architect
3 10 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Business Systems Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Data Scientist
4 9 (8.57%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Senior Solutions Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Solutions Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Data Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Administrator
8 4 (3.81%) Data Analysis Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Web Administrator
9 3 (2.86%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) Web Services
2 15 (14.29%) HTML
3 14 (13.33%) REST
3 14 (13.33%) SOAP
4 13 (12.38%) XML
5 12 (11.43%) .NET
6 6 (5.71%) CSS
7 5 (4.76%) Spring
8 3 (2.86%) PySpark
9 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.90%) SciPy
9 2 (1.90%) WCF
9 2 (1.90%) WPF
10 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.95%) Ajax
10 1 (0.95%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (0.95%) COM
10 1 (0.95%) jQuery
10 1 (0.95%) Qt
10 1 (0.95%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 23 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 13 (12.38%) Virtual Team
5 12 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (7.62%) BBC
6 8 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.76%) VLE
8 4 (3.81%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.86%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.90%) NHS
10 2 (1.90%) User Experience
11 1 (0.95%) Blog
11 1 (0.95%) CUDA
11 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.95%) Fintech
11 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.95%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
2 9 (8.57%) Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (27.62%) Project Management
3 19 (18.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 17 (16.19%) Analytics
5 17 (16.19%) ITIL
6 15 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (13.33%) ETL
7 14 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 14 (13.33%) Validation
8 13 (12.38%) Case Management
8 13 (12.38%) Mathematics
9 12 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
9 12 (11.43%) Data Integration
9 12 (11.43%) SOA
9 12 (11.43%) Statistics
10 11 (10.48%) Data Science
10 11 (10.48%) ERP
10 11 (10.48%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 20 (19.05%) Java
3 18 (17.14%) R
4 13 (12.38%) C#
5 12 (11.43%) C++
6 11 (10.48%) Python
7 10 (9.52%) C
7 10 (9.52%) PHP
8 9 (8.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (7.62%) Scala
10 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.86%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (76.19%) Degree
2 15 (14.29%) PhD
3 8 (7.62%) Master's Degree
4 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.81%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.95%) CISM
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Recommind
2 8 (7.62%) Sony
3 6 (5.71%) Oracle
4 5 (4.76%) Mitel
4 5 (4.76%) Tableau
5 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.90%) Adobe
6 2 (1.90%) Huawei
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) ESRI
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) Teradata