Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1071 1109 1189
Rank change year-on-year +38 +80 -8
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 107 113 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.059% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 78 85 79
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.03%
10th Percentile £22,675 £30,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,125 £93,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -9.09%

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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +48 92 £40,531 -9.93% 10
UK excluding London +35 68 £45,000 -5.26% 7
London +33 37 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East of England +13 15 £45,000 - 6
North of England +8 14 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South East +49 12 £50,000 +12.36%
South West +5 11 £38,996 -22.01%
North West -19 8 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £16,750 -
Yorkshire +21 6 - -
Scotland -14 5 £34,250 -27.89%
Midlands +39 3 £47,500 +79.25%
West Midlands +15 2 £40,500 +52.83%
East Midlands - 1 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (58.88%) Degree
2 40 (37.38%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (36.45%) SQL
4 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (30.84%) Computer Science
6 32 (29.91%) Python
7 28 (26.17%) Mathematics
8 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
8 27 (25.23%) C++
9 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
10 24 (22.43%) Finance
11 22 (20.56%) MATLAB
11 22 (20.56%) Java
11 22 (20.56%) Visualisation
12 20 (18.69%) R
12 20 (18.69%) Analytics
13 18 (16.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (14.95%) Data Visualisation
14 16 (14.95%) C
14 16 (14.95%) Statistics
15 15 (14.02%) PhD
15 15 (14.02%) SPSS
16 14 (13.08%) Oracle
16 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
16 14 (13.08%) Marketing
16 14 (13.08%) Data Management
16 14 (13.08%) TensorFlow
17 13 (12.15%) Hadoop
17 13 (12.15%) Windows
18 12 (11.21%) Perl

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 (11.21%) SAS
2 10 (9.35%) Apache Spark
2 10 (9.35%) Confluence
3 7 (6.54%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.61%) JBoss
5 4 (3.74%) ArcGIS
5 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.80%) Jetty
6 3 (2.80%) MediaWiki
6 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) CMS
8 1 (0.93%) Drupal
8 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) SPSS
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.80%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (2.80%) Stata
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) GitHub
2 4 (3.74%) Slack
3 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.87%) Office 365
5 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) npm
5 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (3.74%) ZigBee
2 3 (2.80%) Firewall
2 3 (2.80%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.93%) NAS
3 1 (0.93%) RS-232
3 1 (0.93%) RS-485
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.15%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.41%) Data Mining
3 9 (8.41%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.54%) GIS
4 7 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.54%) Text Mining
5 6 (5.61%) Big Data
5 6 (5.61%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (5.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.61%) Lumira
5 6 (5.61%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (5.61%) Power BI
5 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.61%) Star Schema
6 4 (3.74%) MySQL
7 3 (2.80%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (2.80%) QGIS
7 3 (2.80%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.61%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.61%) Toad
2 6 (5.61%) Travis CI
3 5 (4.67%) JIRA
4 4 (3.74%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.80%) Buildbot
5 3 (2.80%) FindBugs
5 3 (2.80%) JUnit
5 3 (2.80%) Log4j
5 3 (2.80%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.80%) Mockito
5 3 (2.80%) SCons
5 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) TestRail
7 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Marketing
3 12 (11.21%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Electronics
4 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) French Language
5 3 (2.80%) German Language
5 3 (2.80%) Law
6 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (23.36%) Developer
2 12 (11.21%) Analyst
2 12 (11.21%) Software Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Software Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Audio Visual Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Audio Visual Support
4 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) Junior
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Computer Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Data Scientist
7 5 (4.67%) Research Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Data Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Firmware Developer
8 4 (3.74%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) TensorFlow
2 11 (10.28%) .NET
3 10 (9.35%) Natural Language Processing
4 8 (7.48%) REST
4 8 (7.48%) Spring
4 8 (7.48%) XML
5 7 (6.54%) Web Services
6 6 (5.61%) CSS
6 6 (5.61%) HTML
6 6 (5.61%) JSON
6 6 (5.61%) Middleware
7 5 (4.67%) Node.js
7 5 (4.67%) OpenCV
8 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.80%) D3.js
9 3 (2.80%) Guava
9 3 (2.80%) jOOQ
9 3 (2.80%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (2.80%) Theano
9 3 (2.80%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.38%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (30.84%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.28%) Algorithms
4 9 (8.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.48%) Life Science
6 6 (5.61%) Credit Risk
6 6 (5.61%) Grid Computing
7 5 (4.67%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (4.67%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (3.74%) Blog
8 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.74%) Smart Home
8 4 (3.74%) User Experience
9 3 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.80%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.80%) e-Learning
9 3 (2.80%) NHS
10 2 (1.87%) Derivative
10 2 (1.87%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.17%) Mathematics
3 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
4 22 (20.56%) Visualisation
5 20 (18.69%) Analytics
6 16 (14.95%) Data Visualisation
6 16 (14.95%) Statistics
7 14 (13.08%) Data Management
8 12 (11.21%) SDLC
9 11 (10.28%) Deep Learning
9 11 (10.28%) Machine Learning
10 10 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (9.35%) OO
10 10 (9.35%) Physics
10 10 (9.35%) Rapid Prototyping
11 9 (8.41%) Data Analysis
11 9 (8.41%) Economics
11 9 (8.41%) Project Management
12 8 (7.48%) Time Management
12 8 (7.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) SQL
2 32 (29.91%) Python
3 27 (25.23%) C++
3 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.56%) Java
4 22 (20.56%) MATLAB
5 20 (18.69%) R
6 16 (14.95%) C
7 12 (11.21%) Perl
8 11 (10.28%) C#
9 6 (5.61%) Scala
10 4 (3.74%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.74%) Fortran
11 3 (2.80%) Lua
11 3 (2.80%) VBA
12 1 (0.93%) Ada
12 1 (0.93%) Lisp
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (58.88%) Degree
2 18 (16.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (14.02%) PhD
4 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) HND
5 2 (1.87%) MBA
5 2 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CITP
6 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.93%) MBCS
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) ECSS
4 1 (0.93%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Oracle
2 12 (11.21%) Tableau
3 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.48%) Alteryx
5 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.80%) Datactics
7 2 (1.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Brocade
8 1 (0.93%) CommVault
8 1 (0.93%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) EMC
8 1 (0.93%) F5
8 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.93%) Google
8 1 (0.93%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) SIMUL8
8 1 (0.93%) Sun
8 1 (0.93%) Veeam
8 1 (0.93%) VMware