Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 791 975 1074
Rank change year-on-year +184 +99 +23
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 48 145 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.099% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 42 77 61
Median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% +12.50% -23.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,738 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% +35.71% -6.67%

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 16,906 35,732 42,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.70% 24.28% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12,335 25,866 31,531
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,536 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 12 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 9 July 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 +169 46 £57,500 +27.78% 8
UK excluding London +184 32 £57,500 +21.05% 6
London +171 16 £50,079 +31.79% 2
East of England +93 12 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South West +102 8 £80,000 +113.33% 1
Work from Home +61 7 £57,500 +43.75% 1
South East +154 4 £49,976 +39.47% 1
West Midlands +90 3 £45,000 +12.50%
North of England +84 3 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Midlands +83 3 £45,000 -7.91%
North West +55 3 £70,000 +64.71%
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 39 (81.25%) Degree
2 24 (50.00%) Python
3 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Finance
4 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.25%) AWS
5 13 (27.08%) Data Science
6 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (25.00%) Analytics
6 12 (25.00%) Mathematics
7 11 (22.92%) Artificial Intelligence
7 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (20.83%) C#
8 10 (20.83%) Data Modelling
9 9 (18.75%) .NET
9 9 (18.75%) Web Services
9 9 (18.75%) ITIL
9 9 (18.75%) Project Management
9 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 9 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (18.75%) Big Data
10 8 (16.67%) Machine Learning
10 8 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
10 8 (16.67%) R
10 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (16.67%) Statistics
10 8 (16.67%) Information Security
11 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
11 7 (14.58%) Java

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 5 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Moodle
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SPSS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.08%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.08%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Big Data
2 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.42%) Neo4j
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Power BI
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
1 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 5 (10.42%) Legal
3 5 (10.42%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Military
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Analytics Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Data Science Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Forensic Manager
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Business Change Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Head of Data Management
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
1 9 (18.75%) Web Services
2 8 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
3 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.42%) NetworkX
5 4 (8.33%) Angular 2
5 4 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (8.33%) RESTful
5 4 (8.33%) Sass
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.25%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.08%) Django
8 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.08%) HTML
8 1 (2.08%) LINQ
8 1 (2.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.17%) Derivative
5 2 (4.17%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.17%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.08%) VLE
6 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Data Science
3 12 (25.00%) Analytics
3 12 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (22.92%) Artificial Intelligence
4 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
5 10 (20.83%) Data Modelling
6 9 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (18.75%) ITIL
6 9 (18.75%) Project Management
7 8 (16.67%) Information Security
7 8 (16.67%) Machine Learning
7 8 (16.67%) Statistics
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.58%) Visualisation
9 6 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
9 6 (12.50%) SIEM
9 6 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
9 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Python
2 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.67%) R
5 7 (14.58%) Java
6 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (12.50%) Perl
7 5 (10.42%) Scala
8 4 (8.33%) TypeScript
9 3 (6.25%) C++
9 3 (6.25%) Objective-C
10 2 (4.17%) C
10 2 (4.17%) PHP
11 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
11 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
11 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (81.25%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) CISSP
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (12.50%) GPEN
3 6 (12.50%) SANS
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) HNC
5 3 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (4.17%) PhD
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.08%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) CISA
7 1 (2.08%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) COBIT
1 6 (12.50%) NIST
2 3 (6.25%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) QRadar
2 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Darktrace
1 6 (12.50%) IBM
1 6 (12.50%) LogRhythm
1 6 (12.50%) Splunk
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Tableau
4 2 (4.17%) Capita
4 2 (4.17%) Cognos
4 2 (4.17%) SIMUL8
5 1 (2.08%) Allen-Bradley