Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1072 1131 1185
Rank change year-on-year +59 +54 +5
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 115 109 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.055% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 85 73 99
UK median annual salary £39,991 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.90% -5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,991 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.13% +5.88% -8.60%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 15 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 22 August 2017. 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 +77 104 £40,000 -7.51% 9
UK excluding London +38 72 £39,991 -11.13% 12
London +53 42 £40,000 -3.03% 5
East of England 0 21 £35,000 -9.68% 2
South West +12 17 £34,996 -30.01%
South East +64 11 £50,000 - 1
North of England -20 10 £60,000 +22.45% 1
North West -26 7 £60,000 +13.21% 1
Northern Ireland -7 6 £12,500 -61.54% 2
Scotland +7 4 - - 6
Wales +6 4 - -
Midlands +33 3 £47,500 +72.73%
Yorkshire +15 3 - -
West Midlands +20 2 £35,373 +28.63%
East Midlands - 1 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Postgraduate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 75 (65.22%) Degree
2 43 (37.39%) Computer Science
2 43 (37.39%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (33.04%) Python
4 37 (32.17%) SQL
5 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
6 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (21.74%) Java
8 22 (19.13%) Visualisation
8 22 (19.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (18.26%) Perl
9 21 (18.26%) C++
9 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
10 19 (16.52%) Data Management
10 19 (16.52%) NoSQL
10 19 (16.52%) GitHub
11 18 (15.65%) Apache Spark
11 18 (15.65%) Analytics
11 18 (15.65%) Finance
12 17 (14.78%) MATLAB
12 17 (14.78%) Mathematics
13 16 (13.91%) Management Information System
13 16 (13.91%) Oracle
13 16 (13.91%) Linux
13 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
14 15 (13.04%) R
14 15 (13.04%) Project Management
14 15 (13.04%) Bioinformatics
15 14 (12.17%) Web Development
15 14 (12.17%) C#

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 18 (15.65%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.70%) Confluence
2 10 (8.70%) SAS
3 9 (7.83%) Apache
4 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.22%) JBoss
6 4 (3.48%) ArcGIS
6 4 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.61%) Jetty
7 3 (2.61%) MediaWiki
7 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.74%) IIS
9 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) SPSS
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.61%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) GitHub
2 4 (3.48%) Slack
3 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Internet
1 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (1.74%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.87%) Firewall
2 1 (0.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) RS-232
2 1 (0.87%) RS-485
2 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) NoSQL
2 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
4 12 (10.43%) Hadoop
5 9 (7.83%) CouchDB
5 9 (7.83%) Data Mining
5 9 (7.83%) MongoDB
6 7 (6.09%) Big Data
6 7 (6.09%) GIS
6 7 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.09%) Text Mining
7 4 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.48%) QGIS
7 4 (3.48%) Spatial Data
7 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.61%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (2.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.22%) Travis CI
3 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.48%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.61%) Buildbot
4 3 (2.61%) FindBugs
4 3 (2.61%) JUnit
4 3 (2.61%) Log4j
4 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.61%) Mockito
4 3 (2.61%) SCons
4 3 (2.61%) Toad
5 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.87%) Broccoli
6 1 (0.87%) Subversion
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Marketing
3 9 (7.83%) Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Advertising
4 7 (6.09%) French Language
4 7 (6.09%) German Language
4 7 (6.09%) Law
5 4 (3.48%) Bengali Language
5 4 (3.48%) Hindi Language
5 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.48%) Turkish Language
5 4 (3.48%) Urdu Language
6 3 (2.61%) Electronics
7 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Front Office
8 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Developer
2 19 (16.52%) Software Developer
3 13 (11.30%) Senior Developer
4 11 (9.57%) Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Audio Visual Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Audio Visual Support
7 7 (6.09%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (6.09%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (4.35%) Data Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Data Scientist
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle Specialist
10 4 (3.48%) Computer Vision Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Research Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Research Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) Node.js
2 13 (11.30%) .NET
2 13 (11.30%) TensorFlow
3 11 (9.57%) XML
4 10 (8.70%) HTML
4 10 (8.70%) Natural Language Processing
5 9 (7.83%) CPAN
5 9 (7.83%) DBIx::Class
5 9 (7.83%) Express
5 9 (7.83%) Moose
5 9 (7.83%) Web Services
6 8 (6.96%) REST
6 8 (6.96%) Spring
7 7 (6.09%) Middleware
8 6 (5.22%) CSS
9 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (4.35%) SOAP
10 4 (3.48%) OpenCV
10 4 (3.48%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (37.39%) Analytical Skills
1 43 (37.39%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.91%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.70%) Life Science
4 8 (6.96%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.22%) Grid Computing
6 5 (4.35%) Blog
7 4 (3.48%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (3.48%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (3.48%) Digital Media
7 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.48%) NHS
8 3 (2.61%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.61%) Cybercrime
8 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.61%) e-Learning
8 3 (2.61%) Social Media
9 2 (1.74%) Derivative
9 2 (1.74%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Linux
2 13 (11.30%) Windows
3 9 (7.83%) VMS
4 4 (3.48%) Android
4 4 (3.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.13%) Visualisation
3 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
4 19 (16.52%) Data Management
5 18 (15.65%) Analytics
6 17 (14.78%) Mathematics
7 15 (13.04%) Bioinformatics
7 15 (13.04%) Project Management
8 14 (12.17%) Web Development
9 13 (11.30%) Informatics
9 13 (11.30%) SDLC
10 12 (10.43%) Presales
11 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.70%) Deep Learning
12 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.70%) Migration
12 10 (8.70%) Rapid Prototyping
13 9 (7.83%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (7.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.04%) Python
2 37 (32.17%) SQL
3 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
4 25 (21.74%) Java
5 21 (18.26%) C++
5 21 (18.26%) Perl
6 17 (14.78%) MATLAB
7 15 (13.04%) R
8 14 (12.17%) C#
9 12 (10.43%) C
10 9 (7.83%) Shell Script
11 6 (5.22%) Scala
12 4 (3.48%) PHP
12 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.48%) VBA
13 3 (2.61%) Fortran
13 3 (2.61%) Lua
14 2 (1.74%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.87%) Ada
Qualifications
1 75 (65.22%) Degree
2 22 (19.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (12.17%) PhD
4 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (3.48%) MBA
7 2 (1.74%) HND
8 1 (0.87%) CITP
8 1 (0.87%) ISEB
8 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.87%) MBCS
8 1 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.74%) PMO
4 2 (1.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.87%) ECSS
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) LXC
2 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) Firmware
3 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (13.91%) Oracle
2 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.48%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.48%) Tableau
4 3 (2.61%) Alteryx
4 3 (2.61%) BT
5 1 (0.87%) Facebook
5 1 (0.87%) Sun