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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Postgraduate
UK
Rank 785 872 877
Rank change year-on-year +87 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 82 92 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.089% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 62 51 57
Median salary £110,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +150.00% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,094 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.24% +3.52%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Postgraduate as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 80 £110,000 +150.00% 7
London +89 51 £110,000 +175.00% 3
City of London +83 35 £110,000 +175.00% 1
South West - 10 £30,000 - 1
East of England +13 9 £32,159 +56.87% 3
North West -5 7 £37,500 -
Essex +24 6 £32,159 - 1
Manchester -12 6 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 5 - - 1
Wales +5 4 - -
Mid Wales - 4 - -
New Quay - 4 - -
Ceredigion - 4 - -
Oldham - 4 - -
Newquay - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +18 3 £55,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £30,000 -
Bristol - 2 £50,000 -
St Albans - 2 £57,500 -
South East +56 1 £53,000 +20.45%
West Yorkshire +31 1 £35,094 -19.78%
Surrey +29 1 £53,000 +19.10%
West Midlands +28 1 £52,500 +100.00%
Yorkshire +25 1 £35,094 -19.78%
Scotland +25 1 - -
Belfast -5 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Northern Ireland -6 1 £30,000 -14.28%
County Antrim -7 1 £30,000 -14.28%
West Lothian - 1 - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 171 (92.43%) Degree
2 112 (60.54%) Computer Science
3 95 (51.35%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (44.86%) PhD
5 76 (41.08%) Mentoring
6 72 (38.92%) Advertising
7 44 (23.78%) C
8 41 (22.16%) Mathematics
8 41 (22.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 40 (21.62%) Analytics
10 37 (20.00%) Information Security
11 34 (18.38%) Finance
12 32 (17.30%) Python
13 31 (16.76%) Data Architecture
14 29 (15.68%) Oracle
15 27 (14.59%) NoSQL
16 25 (13.51%) Linux
16 25 (13.51%) Front Office
16 25 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (12.97%) Marketing
17 24 (12.97%) Software Engineering
18 23 (12.43%) Big Data
18 23 (12.43%) Data Analytics
19 22 (11.89%) Algorithms
19 22 (11.89%) JavaScript
19 22 (11.89%) CRM
20 21 (11.35%) IT Strategy
21 20 (10.81%) C++
21 20 (10.81%) Data Management
22 19 (10.27%) HDFS

Postgraduate
Top Related 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 11 (5.95%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.86%) SAS
3 6 (3.24%) Apache
4 5 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) SPSS
2 4 (2.16%) EViews
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Stata
4 1 (0.54%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.65%) SaaS
1 16 (8.65%) Yammer
2 7 (3.78%) GitHub
3 5 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.70%) Google Compute Engine
3 5 (2.70%) Heroku
4 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) PPP
2 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) HTTP
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.54%) LAN
4 1 (0.54%) RS-232
4 1 (0.54%) RS-485
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) VLAN
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.59%) NoSQL
2 23 (12.43%) Big Data
3 17 (9.19%) Apache Hive
4 16 (8.65%) HAWQ
4 16 (8.65%) Sqoop
5 13 (7.03%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.95%) MySQL
7 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
8 8 (4.32%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.78%) Redis
10 6 (3.24%) CouchDB
11 5 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (2.16%) Neo4j
12 4 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.08%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.08%) gulp
5 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.54%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (38.92%) Advertising
2 34 (18.38%) Finance
3 25 (13.51%) Front Office
4 24 (12.97%) Marketing
5 16 (8.65%) Back Office
6 12 (6.49%) Banking
7 8 (4.32%) Retail
8 7 (3.78%) Investment Banking
9 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.70%) Publishing
11 4 (2.16%) Games
11 4 (2.16%) Retail Banking
12 2 (1.08%) Bengali Language
12 2 (1.08%) French Language
12 2 (1.08%) German Language
12 2 (1.08%) Hindi Language
12 2 (1.08%) Law
12 2 (1.08%) Legal
12 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (38.92%) Architect
2 56 (30.27%) Enterprise Architect
3 22 (11.89%) Developer
4 17 (9.19%) Data Architect
4 17 (9.19%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 16 (8.65%) Analyst
5 16 (8.65%) Platform Architect
6 15 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.57%) Data Scientist
8 13 (7.03%) Enterprise Information Architect
8 13 (7.03%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 13 (7.03%) Information Architect
8 13 (7.03%) Information Security Architect
8 13 (7.03%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.24%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) Kafka
2 14 (7.57%) .NET
2 14 (7.57%) HTML
3 13 (7.03%) Web Services
4 12 (6.49%) XML
5 9 (4.86%) HTML5
5 9 (4.86%) REST
6 8 (4.32%) Express
6 8 (4.32%) Node.js
6 8 (4.32%) SOAP
7 6 (3.24%) CPAN
7 6 (3.24%) CSS
7 6 (3.24%) CSS3
7 6 (3.24%) DBIx::Class
7 6 (3.24%) jQuery
7 6 (3.24%) Moose
8 5 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.70%) OpenMP
8 5 (2.70%) Sass
8 5 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 112 (60.54%) Computer Science
2 95 (51.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.89%) Algorithms
4 11 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.95%) Robotics
4 11 (5.95%) SCADA
5 9 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.70%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.62%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.08%) Derivative
8 2 (1.08%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.08%) Life Science
8 2 (1.08%) MPEG
8 2 (1.08%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.51%) Linux
2 9 (4.86%) Unix
3 8 (4.32%) Windows
4 6 (3.24%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.24%) VMS
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (41.08%) Mentoring
2 41 (22.16%) Enterprise Architecture
2 41 (22.16%) Mathematics
3 40 (21.62%) Analytics
4 37 (20.00%) Information Security
5 31 (16.76%) Data Architecture
6 25 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (12.97%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.43%) Data Analytics
9 22 (11.89%) CRM
10 21 (11.35%) IT Strategy
11 20 (10.81%) Data Management
12 18 (9.73%) Data Ingestion
13 16 (8.65%) API Integration
13 16 (8.65%) Master Data Management
13 16 (8.65%) Statistics
14 15 (8.11%) Machine Learning
14 15 (8.11%) Physics
14 15 (8.11%) Project Management
15 13 (7.03%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.78%) C
2 32 (17.30%) Python
3 22 (11.89%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.81%) C++
5 18 (9.73%) Java
5 18 (9.73%) SQL
6 16 (8.65%) C#
7 15 (8.11%) MATLAB
8 13 (7.03%) R
9 11 (5.95%) PHP
10 9 (4.86%) Perl
11 6 (3.24%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.70%) Fortran
12 5 (2.70%) Ruby
12 5 (2.70%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.16%) Groovy
13 4 (2.16%) Scala
14 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.08%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 171 (92.43%) Degree
2 83 (44.86%) PhD
3 5 (2.70%) HND
4 3 (1.62%) CISM
4 3 (1.62%) CISSP
4 3 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) IIBA
5 2 (1.08%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) MBA
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.54%) RHCE
6 1 (0.54%) SANS
6 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) IFRS
2 4 (2.16%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) Basel III
5 1 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (10.27%) HDFS
2 17 (9.19%) Apache Flume
3 6 (3.24%) LXC
4 3 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.08%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) GPFS
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Dokku
2 1 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (15.68%) Oracle
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.70%) Google
4 3 (1.62%) BT
4 3 (1.62%) Facebook
5 2 (1.08%) Tableau
5 2 (1.08%) Teradata
6 1 (0.54%) Actian
6 1 (0.54%) Ariba
6 1 (0.54%) Avaya
6 1 (0.54%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.54%) Intel
6 1 (0.54%) Marketo
6 1 (0.54%) Perforce
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) Sun
6 1 (0.54%) VMware
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JM
Salary: £100000 - £125000 per annum + Competitive Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k (DoE) + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 11 days ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth University
Posted: 10 days ago