Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1005 1062 1015
Rank change year-on-year +57 -47 +161
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 102 119 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75 89 150
UK median annual salary £41,969 £37,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.43% -47.14% +64.71%
10th Percentile £28,932 £23,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £73,000 £66,250 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,642 £35,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +38.98% -20.45% -

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 36,323 41,799 44,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.29% 23.87% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,473 32,413 35,529
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 £78,950 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +80 90 £41,969 +4.27% 27
UK excluding London +37 49 £48,642 +38.98% 17
London +65 42 £40,000 -1.84% 12
North of England +60 21 £60,000 - 4
Yorkshire +71 18 £60,000 +62.16% 1
East of England +41 16 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Midlands +53 4 £35,500 +5.97% 2
West Midlands +49 4 £35,500 +5.97% 1
South West +6 4 £50,000 +31.58% 2
North West +34 3 £42,500 -29.17% 3
South East +20 3 £20,000 -42.86% 1
Scotland -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 62 (60.78%) Degree
2 39 (38.24%) Python
3 30 (29.41%) Java
4 28 (27.45%) Finance
4 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (27.45%) QA
5 27 (26.47%) Linux
6 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 24 (23.53%) Analytics
6 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (22.55%) Machine Learning
8 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (20.59%) Data Science
8 21 (20.59%) C++
8 21 (20.59%) SQL
9 20 (19.61%) PhD
9 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (18.63%) Algorithms
10 19 (18.63%) TypeScript
11 17 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (15.69%) R
12 16 (15.69%) Node.js
12 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
13 15 (14.71%) GitLab
13 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
14 14 (13.73%) CloudFront
14 14 (13.73%) Anomaly Detection
14 14 (13.73%) Skype
14 14 (13.73%) Hazelcast
14 14 (13.73%) Infrastructure Management

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 (4.90%) Confluence
1 5 (4.90%) SAS
2 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.94%) Drupal
3 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.96%) CMS
4 2 (1.96%) WordPress
5 1 (0.98%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.98%) Apache
5 1 (0.98%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.98%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.90%) SPSS
3 4 (3.92%) Stata
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.96%) CPLEX
5 2 (1.96%) InVision
5 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.96%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (3.92%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (13.73%) Amazon S3
2 14 (13.73%) CloudFront
2 14 (13.73%) GitHub
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.90%) Office 365
5 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.98%) IaaS
6 1 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) Skype
2 5 (4.90%) Intranet
2 5 (4.90%) VoIP
3 2 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.73%) Hazelcast
4 7 (6.86%) Data Mining
5 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.90%) GIS
6 5 (4.90%) QlikView
7 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (3.92%) OLAP
7 4 (3.92%) Star Schema
8 3 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.96%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.96%) HBase
9 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) GitLab
2 14 (13.73%) CircleCI
2 14 (13.73%) IntelliJ
3 9 (8.82%) JIRA
4 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.90%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.92%) Toad
7 3 (2.94%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.94%) TestRail
8 2 (1.96%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.98%) JMeter
9 1 (0.98%) JUnit
9 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Games
3 12 (11.76%) Banking
4 11 (10.78%) Marketing
5 7 (6.86%) Legal
6 5 (4.90%) Law
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.98%) Military
8 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Developer
2 14 (13.73%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Graduate
4 7 (6.86%) Data Scientist
5 6 (5.88%) Administrator
5 6 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Business Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Data Analysis Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Data Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Informatica BI Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Informatica Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Product Owner
7 4 (3.92%) Web Administrator
8 3 (2.94%) Architect
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) Node.js
2 14 (13.73%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (13.73%) Vue.js
3 13 (12.75%) Web Services
4 11 (10.78%) CSS
5 9 (8.82%) .NET
6 7 (6.86%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.88%) HTML
8 5 (4.90%) Angular 2
8 5 (4.90%) D3.js
8 5 (4.90%) RESTful
9 4 (3.92%) Spring
10 3 (2.94%) XML
11 2 (1.96%) jQuery
11 2 (1.96%) JSON
11 2 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (1.96%) TensorFlow
12 1 (0.98%) REST
12 1 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (18.63%) Algorithms
3 14 (13.73%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.90%) NHS
5 5 (4.90%) User Experience
6 4 (3.92%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.92%) VLE
7 3 (2.94%) Fintech
8 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.98%) CUDA
9 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Linux
2 7 (6.86%) Windows
3 5 (4.90%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.53%) Analytics
2 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (22.55%) Machine Learning
4 21 (20.59%) Data Science
5 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
6 14 (13.73%) Anomaly Detection
6 14 (13.73%) Collaborative Working
6 14 (13.73%) Decision-Making
6 14 (13.73%) Infrastructure Management
6 14 (13.73%) Project Management
7 13 (12.75%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (12.75%) Open Source
8 12 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (11.76%) DevOps
8 12 (11.76%) Innovative Thinking
8 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 11 (10.78%) Creative Thinking
9 11 (10.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.24%) Python
2 30 (29.41%) Java
3 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 21 (20.59%) C++
4 21 (20.59%) SQL
5 19 (18.63%) TypeScript
6 16 (15.69%) R
7 9 (8.82%) Scala
8 8 (7.84%) C#
9 7 (6.86%) C
10 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.92%) PHP
11 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.96%) Groovy
12 2 (1.96%) Ruby
12 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (60.78%) Degree
2 20 (19.61%) PhD
3 6 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.92%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) MPhil
6 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.98%) CISM
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (27.45%) QA
2 5 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Consul
1 14 (13.73%) Prometheus
1 14 (13.73%) Terraform
2 5 (4.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.98%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (13.73%) Tableau
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.90%) Mitel
4 4 (3.92%) Alteryx
4 4 (3.92%) Informatica
4 4 (3.92%) Recommind
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (1.96%) Adobe
6 2 (1.96%) BT
6 2 (1.96%) Google
6 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) ESRI