Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1069 1071 1190
Rank change year-on-year +2 +119 -26
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 108 151 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.080% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 77 112 86
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £22,650 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,750 £115,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 -22 91 £50,000 - 9
UK excluding London +33 65 £50,000 +5.26% 9
London -16 40 £40,000 -54.29% 3
North of England +1 16 £60,000 +9.09% 3
East of England +3 12 £45,000 -2.70% 1
South East +26 11 £50,000 - 1
North West -23 10 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South West -14 8 £39,991 +2.07%
Northern Ireland - 8 £16,750 -
Yorkshire +31 6 - -
Scotland -11 6 £34,250 -27.89% 3
Midlands +24 4 £40,500 +35.00% 1
West Midlands +13 3 £33,500 +11.67% 1
East Midlands - 1 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 63 (58.33%) Degree
2 40 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (35.19%) SQL
5 34 (31.48%) Computer Science
6 30 (27.78%) Mathematics
7 29 (26.85%) JavaScript
8 26 (24.07%) C++
9 25 (23.15%) Finance
10 24 (22.22%) MATLAB
10 24 (22.22%) Python
10 24 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 21 (19.44%) Visualisation
12 20 (18.52%) R
12 20 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (16.67%) Java
14 17 (15.74%) Statistics
14 17 (15.74%) Analytics
14 17 (15.74%) TensorFlow
15 16 (14.81%) Data Visualisation
16 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
16 15 (13.89%) PhD
16 15 (13.89%) SPSS
17 14 (12.96%) C
17 14 (12.96%) Windows
17 14 (12.96%) Marketing
17 14 (12.96%) Hadoop
17 14 (12.96%) Machine Learning
17 14 (12.96%) Deep Learning
18 13 (12.04%) Algorithms

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 (11.11%) SAS
2 11 (10.19%) Apache Spark
3 10 (9.26%) Confluence
4 8 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.56%) JBoss
6 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.78%) IIS
7 3 (2.78%) Jetty
7 3 (2.78%) MediaWiki
7 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.85%) CMS
8 2 (1.85%) Drupal
8 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.85%) WordPress
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) SPSS
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.78%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (2.78%) Stata
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) GitHub
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.70%) Slack
3 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.78%) Office 365
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.85%) npm
4 2 (1.85%) Yarn
5 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Firewall
1 4 (3.70%) VPN
1 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (3.70%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.85%) Intranet
2 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.85%) NAS
2 2 (1.85%) SAN
2 2 (1.85%) Skype
2 2 (1.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) RS-232
3 1 (0.93%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.96%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.56%) Big Data
4 6 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (5.56%) Data Mining
4 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.56%) Lumira
4 6 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (5.56%) Power BI
4 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.56%) Star Schema
5 5 (4.63%) MySQL
5 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.70%) GIS
7 3 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.78%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.56%) Toad
2 6 (5.56%) Travis CI
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
4 4 (3.70%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.78%) Buildbot
5 3 (2.78%) FindBugs
5 3 (2.78%) JUnit
5 3 (2.78%) Log4j
5 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.78%) Mockito
5 3 (2.78%) SCons
5 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.85%) Broccoli
6 2 (1.85%) webpack
7 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.93%) TestRail
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Marketing
3 12 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Electronics
4 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (2.78%) French Language
5 3 (2.78%) German Language
5 3 (2.78%) Law
6 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Developer
2 13 (12.04%) Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 9 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Audio Visual Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Audio Visual Support
5 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Research Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) Junior
7 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.70%) Firmware Developer
9 4 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Firmware Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) TensorFlow
2 11 (10.19%) Web Services
3 10 (9.26%) Natural Language Processing
4 9 (8.33%) .NET
5 8 (7.41%) JSON
5 8 (7.41%) REST
5 8 (7.41%) Spring
5 8 (7.41%) XML
6 7 (6.48%) CSS
6 7 (6.48%) OpenCV
7 6 (5.56%) HTML
7 6 (5.56%) Middleware
7 6 (5.56%) Node.js
8 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.70%) Theano
10 3 (2.78%) D3.js
10 3 (2.78%) Guava
10 3 (2.78%) jOOQ
10 3 (2.78%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (2.78%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (31.48%) Computer Science
3 13 (12.04%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.48%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (6.48%) Augmented Reality
5 6 (5.56%) Credit Risk
5 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.56%) User Experience
6 5 (4.63%) Grid Computing
6 5 (4.63%) Life Science
7 4 (3.70%) Blog
7 4 (3.70%) Smart Home
8 3 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.78%) Derivative
8 3 (2.78%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.78%) e-Learning
8 3 (2.78%) NHS
8 3 (2.78%) Robotics
8 3 (2.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.78%) Mathematics
3 24 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 21 (19.44%) Visualisation
5 17 (15.74%) Analytics
5 17 (15.74%) Statistics
6 16 (14.81%) Data Visualisation
7 14 (12.96%) Deep Learning
7 14 (12.96%) Machine Learning
8 11 (10.19%) Data Management
8 11 (10.19%) Physics
8 11 (10.19%) SDLC
9 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (9.26%) Rapid Prototyping
10 9 (8.33%) Coaching
10 9 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 9 (8.33%) Economics
10 9 (8.33%) OO
10 9 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.19%) SQL
2 29 (26.85%) JavaScript
3 26 (24.07%) C++
4 24 (22.22%) MATLAB
4 24 (22.22%) Python
5 20 (18.52%) R
6 18 (16.67%) Java
7 14 (12.96%) C
8 8 (7.41%) C#
8 8 (7.41%) Perl
9 6 (5.56%) Scala
10 4 (3.70%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.85%) Lua
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) Ada
12 1 (0.93%) Fortran
12 1 (0.93%) Lisp
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (58.33%) Degree
2 20 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (13.89%) PhD
4 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) HND
6 2 (1.85%) MBA
6 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CITP
7 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.93%) MBCS
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) ECSS
4 1 (0.93%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) Firmware
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) Oracle
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.11%) Tableau
3 8 (7.41%) Alteryx
4 4 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.78%) Datactics
6 2 (1.85%) Brocade
6 2 (1.85%) CommVault
6 2 (1.85%) Dell
6 2 (1.85%) EMC
6 2 (1.85%) F5
6 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.85%) HP
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Veeam
6 2 (1.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) SIMUL8
7 1 (0.93%) Sun