Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 934 1060 1101
Rank change year-on-year +126 +41 +38
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 122 103 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.063% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 57 63 78
UK median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% - -10.61%
10th Percentile £35,250 £28,932 £22,675
90th Percentile £70,561 £115,000 £71,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £35,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +40.85% -21.11% -5.26%

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 31,394 38,785 42,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.08% 23.72% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 28,746 32,685
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 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 +121 115 £50,000 +25.00% 25
UK excluding London +121 100 £50,000 +40.85% 21
North of England +66 44 £45,500 -3.99% 4
North West +70 34 £45,000 -5.05% 3
East of England +90 26 £50,000 +66.48% 10
London +73 20 £45,250 -5.55% 7
Midlands +51 17 £44,982 +26.71%
West Midlands +39 10 £35,632 +0.37%
East Midlands - 7 £68,545 -
South East +33 6 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Scotland +19 6 £45,000 - 1
North East - 6 - -
Yorkshire +3 4 £75,000 - 1
South West -10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 61 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 59 (48.36%) Degree
3 54 (44.26%) Finance
4 47 (38.52%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (34.43%) Python
6 33 (27.05%) Management Information System
7 30 (24.59%) GDPR
8 24 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (19.67%) Information Management
8 24 (19.67%) Data Protection Act
8 24 (19.67%) Java
8 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
8 24 (19.67%) Records Management
8 24 (19.67%) Wealth Management
8 24 (19.67%) Data Protection
9 23 (18.85%) AWS
10 22 (18.03%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (18.03%) TDD
11 19 (15.57%) Mathematics
11 19 (15.57%) IT Strategy
12 18 (14.75%) .NET
13 17 (13.93%) CSS
13 17 (13.93%) C#
13 17 (13.93%) PhD
13 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
13 17 (13.93%) Project Management
13 17 (13.93%) Legal
13 17 (13.93%) Azure
13 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (13.11%) Information Security

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 11 (9.02%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.64%) Apache
3 2 (1.64%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.85%) AWS
2 17 (13.93%) Azure
3 7 (5.74%) GCP
4 4 (3.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) Firewall
2 3 (2.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) RS-232
3 1 (0.82%) RS-485
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) QlikView
1 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (4.92%) Text Mining
3 5 (4.10%) Redis
4 4 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.28%) Big Data
4 4 (3.28%) Flink
4 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.64%) BigchainDB
5 2 (1.64%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.84%) TeamCity
3 11 (9.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.02%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.82%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 54 (44.26%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Legal
3 8 (6.56%) Marketing
4 4 (3.28%) Military
4 4 (3.28%) Online Betting
5 3 (2.46%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.46%) Humanities
5 3 (2.46%) Law
5 3 (2.46%) Social Science
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.82%) Front Office
7 1 (0.82%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Developer
2 25 (20.49%) Data Manager
3 24 (19.67%) Records Manager
4 9 (7.38%) Digital Developer
5 8 (6.56%) Data Scientist
5 8 (6.56%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Graduate
7 6 (4.92%) Senior Technician
8 5 (4.10%) Graduate C# Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Technology Director
9 4 (3.28%) Graduate Java Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Information Security Officer
9 4 (3.28%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Security Officer
9 4 (3.28%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) .NET
2 17 (13.93%) CSS
3 12 (9.84%) RESTful
3 12 (9.84%) Web Services
4 11 (9.02%) .NET Framework
4 11 (9.02%) Angular 2
4 11 (9.02%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.38%) D3.js
6 6 (4.92%) HTML
7 5 (4.10%) Kafka
7 5 (4.10%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (4.10%) Node.js
7 5 (4.10%) React
8 4 (3.28%) Apache Avro
8 4 (3.28%) gRPC
8 4 (3.28%) JSON
8 4 (3.28%) Memcached
8 4 (3.28%) Protocol Buffers
8 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.28%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (38.52%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (27.05%) Management Information System
3 24 (19.67%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.74%) NHS
6 6 (4.92%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.28%) Blog
7 4 (3.28%) Podcast
7 4 (3.28%) Social Media
8 2 (1.64%) Cyber-Physical System
8 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.64%) Life Science
8 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.64%) CentOS
5 1 (0.82%) AIX
5 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.67%) Data Protection
2 24 (19.67%) Information Management
2 24 (19.67%) Records Management
2 24 (19.67%) Wealth Management
3 22 (18.03%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (18.03%) TDD
4 19 (15.57%) IT Strategy
4 19 (15.57%) Mathematics
5 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (13.93%) Project Management
6 16 (13.11%) Information Security
7 15 (12.30%) Software Engineering
8 14 (11.48%) MVC
9 13 (10.66%) BDD
10 12 (9.84%) Artificial Intelligence
10 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
10 12 (9.84%) Data Science
10 12 (9.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.43%) Python
2 24 (19.67%) Java
2 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.93%) C#
4 13 (10.66%) TypeScript
5 12 (9.84%) SQL
6 9 (7.38%) R
7 8 (6.56%) C
7 8 (6.56%) C++
8 3 (2.46%) Go
8 3 (2.46%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.64%) Lua
9 2 (1.64%) Perl
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) ES6
10 1 (0.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 59 (48.36%) Degree
2 17 (13.93%) PhD
3 8 (6.56%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (4.92%) HND
4 6 (4.92%) MBA
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.28%) CISA
6 4 (3.28%) CISM
6 4 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (3.28%) CRISC
6 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.59%) GDPR
2 4 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Ansible
1 9 (7.38%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.10%) Puppet
3 4 (3.28%) Terraform
4 2 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.38%) Tableau
3 2 (1.64%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.82%) Google
4 1 (0.82%) SAP
4 1 (0.82%) Splunk