Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,530 1,482 2,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.61% 9.63% 11.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.47% 42.33% 44.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 1,220 1,752
Midlands median annual salary £40,189 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.82% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,365 3,501 5,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.33% 22.74% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,315 2,730 3,753
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 1,108 £40,750 +25.38% 255
East Midlands -10 416 £40,000 +6.67% 126
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 515 (33.66%) Computer Science
2 434 (28.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 415 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 329 (21.50%) Software Engineering
5 318 (20.78%) SQL
6 310 (20.26%) Microsoft
7 309 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
8 278 (18.17%) C#
9 270 (17.65%) Java
9 270 (17.65%) Windows
10 248 (16.21%) ITIL
11 231 (15.10%) Self-Motivation
12 228 (14.90%) Project Management
13 205 (13.40%) Finance
14 204 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 200 (13.07%) .NET
16 195 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
17 194 (12.68%) Data Centre
18 184 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
19 178 (11.63%) HTML
20 160 (10.46%) CSS
21 159 (10.39%) VMware
22 149 (9.74%) Service Delivery
22 149 (9.74%) SQL Server
23 128 (8.37%) Marketing
24 127 (8.30%) Mathematics
25 125 (8.17%) Scrum
26 118 (7.71%) Linux
27 117 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
28 115 (7.52%) Line Management

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 43 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.03%) JBoss
4 23 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.24%) SAS
6 17 (1.11%) MQSeries
7 14 (0.92%) IIS
8 13 (0.85%) WildFly
9 12 (0.78%) Confluence
10 10 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.59%) WordPress
12 8 (0.52%) CMS
13 6 (0.39%) Anypoint
13 6 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.33%) Apache
14 5 (0.33%) MTS
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 117 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 17 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.92%) Simulink
8 11 (0.72%) Stateflow
9 9 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.59%) SPSS
10 7 (0.46%) Siemens NX
11 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.39%) TargetLink
12 5 (0.33%) InDesign
13 4 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.20%) UserZoom
15 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.13%) Blender
15 2 (0.13%) InVision
16 1 (0.065%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 20 (1.31%) SAP SCM
2 16 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (1.05%) SAP APO
3 10 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.065%) Magento
10 1 (0.065%) Maximo
10 1 (0.065%) Primavera
10 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.065%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 111 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (4.58%) SaaS
4 50 (3.27%) Office 365
5 46 (3.01%) PaaS
6 31 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.24%) IaaS
8 15 (0.98%) Serverless
9 14 (0.92%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.52%) AdWords
11 8 (0.52%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.46%) GitHub
13 6 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.39%) Zapier
14 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.33%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
16 3 (0.20%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.03%) Firewall
2 62 (4.05%) Internet
3 47 (3.07%) DNS
4 40 (2.61%) OSPF
5 39 (2.55%) DHCP
5 39 (2.55%) NetScaler
6 35 (2.29%) LAN
7 34 (2.22%) WAN
8 31 (2.03%) Network Security
8 31 (2.03%) VPN
9 30 (1.96%) TCP/IP
10 23 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (1.50%) SNMP
11 21 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (1.31%) BGP
12 20 (1.31%) FWSM
12 20 (1.31%) IPsec
12 20 (1.31%) SAN
12 20 (1.31%) Software-Defined Networking
13 14 (0.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.86%) NoSQL
3 51 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 49 (3.20%) MySQL
5 46 (3.01%) Big Data
6 40 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (1.57%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.24%) OLTP
11 18 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.05%) Hazelcast
12 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.92%) GIS
15 13 (0.85%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.78%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 48 (3.14%) Selenium
3 45 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 39 (2.55%) Maven
5 35 (2.29%) JIRA
6 34 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 26 (1.70%) Subversion
8 22 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (1.24%) JUnit
11 14 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (0.85%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.72%) CANoe
13 11 (0.72%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.65%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.59%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.52%) GitLab
16 8 (0.52%) GoCD
General
1 205 (13.40%) Finance
2 128 (8.37%) Marketing
3 84 (5.49%) Retail
4 75 (4.90%) Automotive
5 61 (3.99%) Banking
6 54 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 53 (3.46%) Telecoms
8 50 (3.27%) Electronics
9 37 (2.42%) Legal
10 30 (1.96%) Billing
11 21 (1.37%) Publishing
12 18 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 17 (1.11%) Law
14 16 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.98%) Advertising
16 14 (0.92%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.78%) Games
17 12 (0.78%) Local Government
18 10 (0.65%) Digital Economy
19 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (24.18%) Developer
2 240 (15.69%) Analyst
3 114 (7.45%) Software Developer
4 104 (6.80%) Graduate
5 95 (6.21%) Architect
6 90 (5.88%) Junior
7 81 (5.29%) Java Developer
8 76 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 61 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 58 (3.79%) Graduate Developer
11 56 (3.66%) Consultant
12 53 (3.46%) IT Manager
13 51 (3.33%) .NET Developer
13 51 (3.33%) Junior Developer
14 48 (3.14%) Senior Developer
15 46 (3.01%) Technical Specialist
16 45 (2.94%) Web Developer
17 44 (2.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
18 42 (2.75%) Business Analyst
19 37 (2.42%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (13.07%) .NET
2 178 (11.63%) HTML
3 160 (10.46%) CSS
4 91 (5.95%) ASP.NET
5 90 (5.88%) Web Services
6 85 (5.56%) JSON
7 76 (4.97%) XML
8 67 (4.38%) Spring
9 65 (4.25%) AngularJS
10 50 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 47 (3.07%) REST
12 42 (2.75%) jQuery
13 41 (2.68%) .NET Framework
14 40 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (2.48%) HTML5
16 36 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (2.22%) Node.js
17 34 (2.22%) RESTful
18 32 (2.09%) Hibernate
19 29 (1.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 515 (33.66%) Computer Science
2 231 (15.10%) Self-Motivation
3 195 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (12.68%) Data Centre
5 62 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 53 (3.46%) Mobile App
7 52 (3.40%) CMDB
8 49 (3.20%) Driving Licence
9 43 (2.81%) User Experience
10 41 (2.68%) Social Media
11 39 (2.55%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.70%) Fintech
13 24 (1.57%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.31%) PKI
16 17 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
17 16 (1.05%) Graphic Design
18 15 (0.98%) SCADA
19 13 (0.85%) CCTV
19 13 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 270 (17.65%) Windows
2 118 (7.71%) Linux
3 101 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 57 (3.73%) Windows 7
5 53 (3.46%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.16%) Unix
7 30 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.24%) Android
10 18 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.72%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.26%) CentOS
17 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (21.50%) Software Engineering
3 309 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
4 248 (16.21%) ITIL
5 228 (14.90%) Project Management
6 184 (12.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 149 (9.74%) Service Delivery
8 127 (8.30%) Mathematics
9 125 (8.17%) Scrum
10 115 (7.52%) Line Management
11 112 (7.32%) OO
12 110 (7.19%) SDLC
13 107 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 101 (6.60%) PRINCE2
15 101 (6.60%) Test Automation
16 98 (6.41%) Analytics
17 97 (6.34%) MVC
18 93 (6.08%) Web Development
19 92 (6.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 318 (20.78%) SQL
2 278 (18.17%) C#
3 270 (17.65%) Java
4 204 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 113 (7.39%) Python
6 111 (7.25%) C++
7 69 (4.51%) C
8 62 (4.05%) PHP
9 60 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 33 (2.16%) VBScript
12 28 (1.83%) R
13 24 (1.57%) VB
14 20 (1.31%) ABAP
15 19 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.24%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.18%) VBA
17 17 (1.11%) Perl
18 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 434 (28.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 75 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
3 74 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (4.44%) Master's Degree
5 62 (4.05%) MCP
6 59 (3.86%) MCSE
7 44 (2.88%) ISEB
8 42 (2.75%) Security Cleared
9 41 (2.68%) HND
10 40 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (2.61%) PMP
11 38 (2.48%) PMI Certification
12 37 (2.42%) ISTQB
13 36 (2.35%) CCNP
14 30 (1.96%) CISSP
15 29 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (1.90%) PhD
16 27 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
17 24 (1.57%) SAP Certification
18 23 (1.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.29%) QA
2 79 (5.16%) SLA
3 33 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.98%) PMO
6 13 (0.85%) GPG13
7 12 (0.78%) GDPR
8 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.65%) HAZOP
9 10 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.59%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.46%) MISRA
12 6 (0.39%) SEPA
13 3 (0.20%) COBIT
14 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.13%) TickIT
15 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.065%) IFRS
15 1 (0.065%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 98 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (6.21%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (2.61%) vSphere
5 40 (2.61%) XenApp
6 39 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (2.55%) XenDesktop
7 27 (1.76%) Docker
8 22 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.98%) Firmware
10 8 (0.52%) Xen
11 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.13%) HDFS
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (3.40%) SCVMM
2 45 (2.94%) SCCM
3 30 (1.96%) vCenter Server
3 30 (1.96%) vMotion
4 20 (1.31%) Ansible
5 17 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.85%) Puppet
8 12 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.65%) Kibana
10 10 (0.65%) logstash
10 10 (0.65%) Nagios
10 10 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
11 9 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.59%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.59%) WSUS
12 8 (0.52%) Graphite
13 7 (0.46%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 310 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.39%) VMware
3 108 (7.06%) Oracle
4 86 (5.62%) Citrix
5 66 (4.31%) Cisco
6 57 (3.73%) CheckPoint
7 52 (3.40%) SAP
8 42 (2.75%) Fortinet
9 41 (2.68%) Google
10 36 (2.35%) BMC
11 31 (2.03%) Ivanti
12 29 (1.90%) HP
12 29 (1.90%) Juniper
13 27 (1.76%) Xamarin
14 25 (1.63%) F5
15 23 (1.50%) Remedy
16 22 (1.44%) CA
16 22 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (1.44%) Twitter
17 21 (1.37%) EMC