Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 980 336 1,088
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.26% 8.48% 9.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.13% 36.72% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 526 270 817
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,695 £24,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £36,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.34% +7.78% +8.43%
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.04%

Degree 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 advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,326 915 2,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.98% 23.08% 23.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,398 711 2,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,225
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,063 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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
West Midlands +3 622 £45,000 -7.26% 201
East Midlands +13 353 £40,000 -11.11% 113
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT jobs citing Degree 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 across the Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 394 (40.20%) Social Skills
2 305 (31.12%) Computer Science
3 289 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
5 205 (20.92%) Microsoft
6 189 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
7 182 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 167 (17.04%) Software Engineering
9 164 (16.73%) Mentoring
10 147 (15.00%) SQL
11 133 (13.57%) Finance
12 132 (13.47%) Azure
13 129 (13.16%) Coaching
14 125 (12.76%) Marketing
15 116 (11.84%) SQL Server
15 116 (11.84%) Project Management
16 112 (11.43%) C#
17 111 (11.33%) C++
18 108 (11.02%) Analytics
19 106 (10.82%) Windows
20 103 (10.51%) C
21 102 (10.41%) Scrum
22 98 (10.00%) JavaScript
23 93 (9.49%) Mathematics
23 93 (9.49%) AWS
23 93 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
24 91 (9.29%) Management Information System
25 89 (9.08%) .NET
26 84 (8.57%) Linux
26 84 (8.57%) OO

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 39 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.22%) Confluence
4 11 (1.12%) Apache
5 8 (0.82%) SAS
6 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.31%) CMS
9 3 (0.31%) IIS
9 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.31%) WordPress
10 2 (0.20%) Drupal
10 2 (0.20%) GemFire
10 2 (0.20%) nginx
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle UPK
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.10%) MTS
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.61%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.61%) Solid Edge
5 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.41%) MadCap Flare
7 3 (0.31%) Figma
7 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.31%) Simulink
7 3 (0.31%) Sketch
8 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.20%) Maya
8 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.20%) NUKE
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.61%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.10%) Eikon
6 1 (0.10%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 132 (13.47%) Azure
2 93 (9.49%) AWS
3 47 (4.80%) SaaS
4 44 (4.49%) Power Platform
5 34 (3.47%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (2.24%) GCP
7 16 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.53%) Serverless
9 14 (1.43%) PaaS
10 13 (1.33%) GitHub
10 13 (1.33%) IaaS
11 10 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.92%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 5 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.51%) Heroku
15 5 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.80%) Broadband
2 25 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.14%) Wireless
4 19 (1.94%) DNS
4 19 (1.94%) Firewall
5 17 (1.73%) DHCP
6 12 (1.22%) VLAN
7 11 (1.12%) Internet
7 11 (1.12%) SAN
8 10 (1.02%) HTTP
9 9 (0.92%) NAS
10 8 (0.82%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.82%) FlexRay
10 8 (0.82%) LAN
10 8 (0.82%) VPN
10 8 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.71%) MQTT
11 7 (0.71%) Network Security
12 6 (0.61%) 802.15
12 6 (0.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.29%) Power BI
3 30 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.14%) MySQL
8 18 (1.84%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (1.63%) Big Data
10 15 (1.53%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.22%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.02%) Tableau
13 8 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.71%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.61%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 79 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.00%) JIRA
3 29 (2.96%) Subversion
4 23 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.92%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.92%) Selenium
8 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.51%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.51%) GoogleTest
9 5 (0.51%) JUnit
9 5 (0.51%) NUnit
9 5 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (0.51%) TestRail
9 5 (0.51%) Valgrind
9 5 (0.51%) webpack
10 4 (0.41%) Postman
10 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.31%) TestComplete
General
1 394 (40.20%) Social Skills
2 238 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (13.57%) Finance
4 125 (12.76%) Marketing
5 70 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 52 (5.31%) Games
7 46 (4.69%) Presentation Skills
7 46 (4.69%) Retail
8 38 (3.88%) Manufacturing
9 37 (3.78%) Public Sector
10 30 (3.06%) Legal
11 29 (2.96%) Influencing Skills
12 26 (2.65%) Automotive
13 25 (2.55%) Banking
13 25 (2.55%) Law
14 22 (2.24%) Organisational Skills
15 21 (2.14%) Electronics
16 18 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 17 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
18 16 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (17.35%) Graduate
2 149 (15.20%) Developer
3 99 (10.10%) Analyst
4 64 (6.53%) Software Engineer
5 61 (6.22%) Software Developer
6 53 (5.41%) Architect
7 50 (5.10%) Junior
8 43 (4.39%) Programmer
9 37 (3.78%) Consultant
10 36 (3.67%) .NET Developer
11 35 (3.57%) IT Manager
12 31 (3.16%) Embedded Engineer
13 30 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 28 (2.86%) Junior Developer
15 25 (2.55%) C# Developer
16 24 (2.45%) Business Analyst
16 24 (2.45%) Lead Programmer
16 24 (2.45%) Supply Chain Assistant
17 23 (2.35%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
17 23 (2.35%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.08%) .NET
2 68 (6.94%) AngularJS
3 60 (6.12%) CSS
4 56 (5.71%) HTML
5 53 (5.41%) Middleware
6 50 (5.10%) XML
7 45 (4.59%) Web Services
8 34 (3.47%) .NET Framework
8 34 (3.47%) JSON
8 34 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 33 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 33 (3.37%) RESTful
10 29 (2.96%) Node.js
11 27 (2.76%) React
12 26 (2.65%) .NET Core
13 24 (2.45%) REST
14 22 (2.24%) jQuery
15 18 (1.84%) Vue.js
16 17 (1.73%) Entity Framework
16 17 (1.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
2 91 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 73 (7.45%) Algorithms
4 61 (6.22%) Data Structures
5 47 (4.80%) Driving Licence
6 45 (4.59%) User Experience
7 33 (3.37%) Life Science
8 24 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
9 21 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 16 (1.63%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.33%) Animation
13 13 (1.33%) Social Media
14 12 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.22%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 10 (1.02%) e-Health
16 10 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (10.82%) Windows
2 84 (8.57%) Linux
3 49 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.55%) Android
5 23 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
6 21 (2.14%) Unix
6 21 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.51%) Debian
11 3 (0.31%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.20%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (31.12%) Computer Science
2 289 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
4 167 (17.04%) Software Engineering
5 164 (16.73%) Mentoring
6 129 (13.16%) Coaching
7 116 (11.84%) Project Management
8 108 (11.02%) Analytics
9 102 (10.41%) Scrum
10 93 (9.49%) Mathematics
11 84 (8.57%) OO
12 81 (8.27%) Validation
13 78 (7.96%) DevOps
14 67 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (6.73%) Unit Testing
16 62 (6.33%) TDD
17 61 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
18 59 (6.02%) UML
18 59 (6.02%) Visualisation
19 57 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (15.00%) SQL
2 112 (11.43%) C#
3 111 (11.33%) C++
4 103 (10.51%) C
5 98 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 82 (8.37%) Java
7 81 (8.27%) Python
8 34 (3.47%) TypeScript
9 28 (2.86%) Embedded C
10 26 (2.65%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.35%) Embedded C++
12 21 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.84%) R
14 15 (1.53%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.22%) PHP
15 12 (1.22%) VBA
16 10 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.02%) XAML
17 8 (0.82%) Scala
18 6 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 182 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 57 (5.82%) Master's Degree
3 33 (3.37%) HND
4 28 (2.86%) HNC
5 25 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.35%) CISSP
7 18 (1.84%) CISM
7 18 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.73%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.12%) MCSA
9 11 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.02%) CCNA
10 10 (1.02%) CCNP
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 9 (0.92%) CEH
12 8 (0.82%) NCSIE
13 7 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.35%) QA
2 18 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.53%) PMO
4 13 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (1.02%) GDPR
6 10 (1.02%) GxP
7 8 (0.82%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.82%) ISO 26262
7 8 (0.82%) SLA
8 7 (0.71%) GRC
8 7 (0.71%) NEBOSH
9 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.51%) NIST
10 4 (0.41%) COBIT
10 4 (0.41%) COSHH
11 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.31%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 42 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.88%) Docker
3 30 (3.06%) Firmware
4 22 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) NFS
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.94%) SCCM
3 12 (1.22%) Ansible
4 8 (0.82%) Grafana
5 6 (0.61%) Nagios
5 6 (0.61%) Opsgenie
6 5 (0.51%) Nessus
7 4 (0.41%) SCOM
8 3 (0.31%) Kustomize
8 3 (0.31%) Nmap
8 3 (0.31%) Terraform
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.20%) Puppet
9 2 (0.20%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.10%) Salt
10 1 (0.10%) SELinux
Vendors
1 205 (20.92%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.71%) EMC
3 34 (3.47%) Google
4 31 (3.16%) Oracle
5 27 (2.76%) SAP
6 23 (2.35%) Cisco
6 23 (2.35%) VMware
7 18 (1.84%) Agilent
8 16 (1.63%) NetApp
9 15 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.43%) JD Edwards
11 12 (1.22%) Acronis
11 12 (1.22%) MAPICS
11 12 (1.22%) Veeam
12 10 (1.02%) Aruba
12 10 (1.02%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.92%) HP
14 8 (0.82%) Adobe
14 8 (0.82%) Meraki
14 8 (0.82%) Nimble Storage