Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 917 1,532 1,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.01% 12.62% 10.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.63% 44.46% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1,012 1,154
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £36,792
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.72% +5.12%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £69,024 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2,374 3,446 3,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.33% 28.39% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,874 2,238 2,516
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 -6 558 £47,500 +18.75% 259
East Midlands -4 354 £51,250 +28.13% 145
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 317 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (26.50%) Computer Science
3 192 (20.94%) JavaScript
4 191 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 188 (20.50%) C#
6 182 (19.85%) SQL
7 152 (16.58%) Microsoft
7 152 (16.58%) Software Engineering
8 146 (15.92%) Java
9 137 (14.94%) .NET
10 134 (14.61%) Finance
11 133 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 122 (13.30%) Azure
13 120 (13.09%) AWS
14 113 (12.32%) HTML
15 109 (11.89%) Git (software)
16 108 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
17 106 (11.56%) Scrum
18 105 (11.45%) CSS
19 100 (10.91%) Python
20 93 (10.14%) Project Management
21 89 (9.71%) C++
22 88 (9.60%) Telecoms
23 87 (9.49%) C
24 86 (9.38%) Windows
25 82 (8.94%) Web Services
26 73 (7.96%) Management Information System
26 73 (7.96%) Test Automation
27 72 (7.85%) SQL Server
28 71 (7.74%) SAP

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 26 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.31%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.20%) Confluence
7 10 (1.09%) IIS
8 9 (0.98%) SAS
9 6 (0.65%) Apache
10 4 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.44%) JBoss
10 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) CMS
11 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.33%) TPMS
11 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.22%) Appian
12 2 (0.22%) Liferay
13 1 (0.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 42 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.87%) Simulink
6 6 (0.65%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.22%) InDesign
9 2 (0.22%) InVision
9 2 (0.22%) Sketch
10 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 20 (2.18%) SAP MM
2 13 (1.42%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.87%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.76%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.65%) Primavera
6 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.11%) FastStats
10 1 (0.11%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.11%) SAP EWM
10 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 122 (13.30%) Azure
2 120 (13.09%) AWS
3 41 (4.47%) GCP
4 30 (3.27%) Office 365
5 27 (2.94%) SaaS
6 23 (2.51%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.18%) GitHub
8 10 (1.09%) PaaS
9 8 (0.87%) IaaS
9 8 (0.87%) PowerApps
10 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.44%) Google Play
11 4 (0.44%) Serverless
11 4 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.33%) Slack
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.22%) AWS CodeBuild
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.13%) Internet
2 46 (5.02%) WAN
3 45 (4.91%) Firewall
4 40 (4.36%) DNS
5 31 (3.38%) LAN
6 22 (2.40%) Wireless
7 18 (1.96%) DHCP
7 18 (1.96%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (1.74%) Network Security
9 15 (1.64%) MPLS
9 15 (1.64%) VoIP
10 14 (1.53%) SAN
11 13 (1.42%) HTTPS
11 13 (1.42%) TCP/IP
12 11 (1.20%) HTTP
13 10 (1.09%) VPN
14 9 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (0.98%) SSL
14 9 (0.98%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.03%) Big Data
3 31 (3.38%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.62%) HBase
5 23 (2.51%) Power BI
6 22 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.85%) MySQL
8 16 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.42%) Flink
10 11 (1.20%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.20%) Impala
10 11 (1.20%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.98%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
12 8 (0.87%) GIS
13 7 (0.76%) Looker
13 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.55%) QlikView
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 109 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 67 (7.31%) JIRA
3 45 (4.91%) Jenkins
4 42 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.40%) Subversion
6 21 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.96%) GDB
8 17 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.20%) IntelliJ
10 11 (1.20%) Selenium
10 11 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.98%) Maven
11 9 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.87%) Gradle
12 8 (0.87%) Xcode
13 5 (0.55%) Burp Suite
13 5 (0.55%) Metasploit
14 4 (0.44%) Android Studio
14 4 (0.44%) Grunt
General
1 134 (14.61%) Finance
2 88 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 58 (6.32%) Retail
4 40 (4.36%) Electronics
5 37 (4.03%) Marketing
6 34 (3.71%) Legal
6 34 (3.71%) Public Sector
7 21 (2.29%) Banking
8 19 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.74%) Automotive
10 14 (1.53%) Billing
11 12 (1.31%) Law
12 11 (1.20%) Advertising
12 11 (1.20%) Back Office
12 11 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.09%) Games
14 9 (0.98%) French Language
14 9 (0.98%) Military
15 8 (0.87%) Local Government
15 8 (0.87%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 204 (22.25%) Developer
2 111 (12.10%) Analyst
3 94 (10.25%) Architect
4 86 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 69 (7.52%) Graduate
6 67 (7.31%) Senior Developer
7 61 (6.65%) Junior
8 55 (6.00%) Software Developer
9 52 (5.67%) .NET Developer
10 50 (5.45%) Senior Architect
11 40 (4.36%) SAP Architect
12 37 (4.03%) Graduate Developer
13 35 (3.82%) Junior Developer
14 33 (3.60%) Project Manager
15 32 (3.49%) Consultant
15 32 (3.49%) Embedded Engineer
16 29 (3.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 29 (3.16%) Lead Software Engineer
17 28 (3.05%) Java Developer
18 27 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (14.94%) .NET
2 113 (12.32%) HTML
3 105 (11.45%) CSS
4 82 (8.94%) Web Services
5 64 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 61 (6.65%) AngularJS
7 40 (4.36%) RESTful
8 37 (4.03%) Spring
9 28 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
10 27 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
10 27 (2.94%) React
11 26 (2.84%) HTML5
12 24 (2.62%) .NET Core
12 24 (2.62%) .NET Framework
12 24 (2.62%) Kendo UI
12 24 (2.62%) XML
13 22 (2.40%) jQuery
14 21 (2.29%) CSS3
15 19 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (1.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 108 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 67 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (6.87%) User Experience
5 45 (4.91%) Public Cloud
6 29 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.73%) Cloud Native
8 22 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 19 (2.07%) CCTV
10 18 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.31%) Credit Risk
14 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
15 10 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.98%) PKI
16 9 (0.98%) SCADA
16 9 (0.98%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 86 (9.38%) Windows
2 71 (7.74%) Linux
3 25 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.51%) Unix
5 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.64%) Android
7 12 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.55%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.44%) Solaris
10 4 (0.44%) VMS
11 3 (0.33%) HPUX
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (26.50%) Computer Science
3 191 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
4 152 (16.58%) Software Engineering
5 106 (11.56%) Scrum
6 93 (10.14%) Project Management
7 73 (7.96%) Test Automation
8 71 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (7.63%) Analytics
10 69 (7.52%) TDD
10 69 (7.52%) Unit Testing
11 68 (7.42%) OO
12 64 (6.98%) Mathematics
12 64 (6.98%) Validation
13 62 (6.76%) Mentoring
13 62 (6.76%) SDLC
14 60 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
14 60 (6.54%) ITIL
15 58 (6.32%) Information Security
16 57 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 192 (20.94%) JavaScript
2 188 (20.50%) C#
3 182 (19.85%) SQL
4 146 (15.92%) Java
5 100 (10.91%) Python
6 89 (9.71%) C++
7 87 (9.49%) C
8 46 (5.02%) R
9 20 (2.18%) Embedded C
10 19 (2.07%) Scala
11 14 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.31%) Rust
14 10 (1.09%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.09%) PHP
14 10 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.98%) Dart
15 9 (0.98%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.87%) Apple Swift
16 8 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 133 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 54 (5.89%) HND
3 50 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 43 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 40 (4.36%) SAP Certification
6 39 (4.25%) HNC
7 37 (4.03%) CISSP
8 32 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.29%) CCNA
10 21 (2.29%) Master's Degree
11 16 (1.74%) CISM
12 15 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (1.53%) CCNP
14 13 (1.42%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.42%) MCSE
14 13 (1.42%) SANS
15 12 (1.31%) DBS Check
16 11 (1.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.93%) QA
2 31 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.74%) SLA
4 12 (1.31%) PMO
5 11 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.98%) GDPR
7 8 (0.87%) Basel II
7 8 (0.87%) IFRS
7 8 (0.87%) IFRS 9
7 8 (0.87%) NIST
7 8 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.55%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.44%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.33%) MISRA
12 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.22%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 39 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.85%) Docker
4 16 (1.74%) Firmware
5 11 (1.20%) HDFS
6 10 (1.09%) XenApp
7 9 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.98%) vSphere
8 7 (0.76%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.96%) SCCM
2 14 (1.53%) Ansible
2 14 (1.53%) Puppet
2 14 (1.53%) Terraform
3 12 (1.31%) SCOM
4 11 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.98%) AirWatch
5 9 (0.98%) SELinux
5 9 (0.98%) vCenter Server
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.87%) Nessus
7 5 (0.55%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.44%) Nmap
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.22%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 152 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.74%) Cisco
2 71 (7.74%) SAP
3 67 (7.31%) Oracle
4 55 (6.00%) Google
5 40 (4.36%) VMware
6 11 (1.20%) Alibaba
6 11 (1.20%) Dell
6 11 (1.20%) HP
6 11 (1.20%) McAfee
7 10 (1.09%) Black Duck
7 10 (1.09%) Citrix
7 10 (1.09%) IBM
7 10 (1.09%) Virgin Media
8 9 (0.98%) Adobe
8 9 (0.98%) EMC
8 9 (0.98%) Fujitsu
8 9 (0.98%) Juniper
8 9 (0.98%) Veeam
8 9 (0.98%) Zerto