Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,535 1,573 2,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.12% 9.57% 11.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.87% 39.81% 45.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 1,296 1,756
Midlands median annual salary £36,646 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 3,421 3,951 4,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.55% 24.04% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,515 2,940 3,619
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,063 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 February 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 17 February 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 1,033 £35,000 +1.58% 328
East Midlands +1 508 £37,500 -3.85% 159
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 511 (33.29%) Computer Science
2 420 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (26.38%) SQL
4 367 (23.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 336 (21.89%) Software Engineering
6 291 (18.96%) C#
7 289 (18.83%) Microsoft
8 283 (18.44%) Java
9 260 (16.94%) JavaScript
10 222 (14.46%) .NET
11 214 (13.94%) Windows
12 203 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
13 196 (12.77%) HTML
14 189 (12.31%) Finance
15 187 (12.18%) SQL Server
16 184 (11.99%) CSS
17 182 (11.86%) Project Management
18 176 (11.47%) ITIL
19 159 (10.36%) Python
20 153 (9.97%) SDLC
21 150 (9.77%) Marketing
21 150 (9.77%) QA
22 147 (9.58%) C++
23 143 (9.32%) Mathematics
24 140 (9.12%) Continuous Improvement
25 136 (8.86%) OO
26 133 (8.66%) Scrum
27 132 (8.60%) ASP.NET
28 131 (8.53%) Test Automation
29 128 (8.34%) XML

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 34 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (1.63%) JBoss
3 21 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.91%) IIS
7 14 (0.91%) SAS
8 12 (0.78%) MQSeries
8 12 (0.78%) NetWeaver
9 9 (0.59%) Confluence
10 7 (0.46%) WildFly
11 5 (0.33%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.26%) Apache
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.20%) CMS
13 3 (0.20%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.13%) Drupal
14 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 21 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (1.11%) Simulink
8 12 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
10 8 (0.52%) SPSS
11 5 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.33%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.26%) InDesign
12 4 (0.26%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.20%) ArcInfo
13 3 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 13 (0.85%) SAP APO
2 13 (0.85%) SAP SCM
3 12 (0.78%) SAP CRM
4 11 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.59%) SAP VC
7 8 (0.52%) Magento
7 8 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
8 7 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 5 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.065%) Maximo
12 1 (0.065%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.80%) SaaS
4 36 (2.35%) PaaS
5 28 (1.82%) Office 365
6 22 (1.43%) GitHub
7 20 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.24%) AdWords
9 16 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.78%) IaaS
11 8 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
12 5 (0.33%) Serverless
12 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.20%) Force.com
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.00%) Firewall
1 46 (3.00%) Internet
2 28 (1.82%) DNS
3 27 (1.76%) NetScaler
4 25 (1.63%) Network Security
4 25 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.43%) DHCP
5 22 (1.43%) HTTP
5 22 (1.43%) OSPF
6 20 (1.30%) LAN
6 20 (1.30%) WAN
7 15 (0.98%) VPN
8 13 (0.85%) Ethernet
8 13 (0.85%) SNMP
9 11 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (0.72%) SAN
9 11 (0.72%) VoIP
10 10 (0.65%) BGP
11 9 (0.59%) IPsec
11 9 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.84%) MongoDB
3 46 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 40 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 30 (1.95%) MySQL
6 28 (1.82%) OLTP
6 28 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.76%) Big Data
8 26 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (1.30%) GIS
10 18 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.11%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.98%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.98%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 68 (4.43%) Subversion
3 60 (3.91%) JIRA
4 53 (3.45%) Selenium
5 46 (3.00%) Git (software)
6 36 (2.35%) Maven
7 35 (2.28%) Jenkins
8 32 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.37%) JUnit
10 20 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 16 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.91%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.85%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (0.65%) gulp
15 10 (0.65%) HP UFT
15 10 (0.65%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.65%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 189 (12.31%) Finance
2 150 (9.77%) Marketing
3 86 (5.60%) Retail
4 77 (5.02%) Banking
5 76 (4.95%) Electronics
6 63 (4.10%) Automotive
7 62 (4.04%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 36 (2.35%) Games
10 26 (1.69%) Law
10 26 (1.69%) Legal
11 24 (1.56%) Retail Banking
12 17 (1.11%) Local Government
13 15 (0.98%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.91%) Publishing
15 13 (0.85%) Advertising
15 13 (0.85%) Billing
16 11 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.65%) Vietnamese Language
18 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 430 (28.01%) Developer
2 265 (17.26%) Analyst
3 137 (8.93%) Graduate
4 126 (8.21%) Software Engineer
5 119 (7.75%) Software Developer
6 115 (7.49%) Junior
7 108 (7.04%) C# Developer
8 95 (6.19%) Java Developer
9 93 (6.06%) .NET Developer
10 70 (4.56%) Architect
11 68 (4.43%) Junior Developer
12 62 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 62 (4.04%) Graduate Developer
13 60 (3.91%) Business Analyst
13 60 (3.91%) Senior Developer
14 51 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
15 47 (3.06%) Consultant
15 47 (3.06%) Test Analyst
16 44 (2.87%) C# Software Developer
16 44 (2.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (14.46%) .NET
2 196 (12.77%) HTML
3 184 (11.99%) CSS
4 132 (8.60%) ASP.NET
5 128 (8.34%) XML
6 83 (5.41%) Web Services
7 80 (5.21%) AngularJS
8 62 (4.04%) jQuery
9 61 (3.97%) REST
10 56 (3.65%) .NET Framework
11 55 (3.58%) Node.js
12 53 (3.45%) Spring
13 51 (3.32%) HTML5
14 50 (3.26%) RESTful
15 48 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 46 (3.00%) SOAP
18 44 (2.87%) JSON
19 40 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
20 35 (2.28%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 511 (33.29%) Computer Science
2 203 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (7.36%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 55 (3.58%) User Experience
6 46 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.87%) Social Media
8 43 (2.80%) Algorithms
9 40 (2.61%) Driving Licence
10 34 (2.21%) Fintech
11 27 (1.76%) CMDB
12 25 (1.63%) SCADA
13 23 (1.50%) Graphic Design
13 23 (1.50%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.85%) BBC
15 12 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
15 12 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.72%) Blog
16 11 (0.72%) iSeries
17 10 (0.65%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 214 (13.94%) Windows
2 101 (6.58%) Linux
3 72 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.06%) Windows 7
5 32 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (1.95%) Unix
7 28 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (1.63%) Android
9 24 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
16 5 (0.33%) SafeRTOS
16 5 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (21.89%) Software Engineering
3 182 (11.86%) Project Management
4 176 (11.47%) ITIL
5 153 (9.97%) SDLC
6 143 (9.32%) Mathematics
7 140 (9.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 136 (8.86%) OO
9 133 (8.66%) Scrum
10 131 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 118 (7.69%) MVC
12 117 (7.62%) TDD
13 105 (6.84%) Mentoring
14 100 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
15 97 (6.32%) Service Delivery
16 94 (6.12%) Unit Testing
17 93 (6.06%) Analytics
18 88 (5.73%) Line Management
19 81 (5.28%) PRINCE2
20 80 (5.21%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 405 (26.38%) SQL
2 291 (18.96%) C#
3 283 (18.44%) Java
4 260 (16.94%) JavaScript
5 159 (10.36%) Python
6 147 (9.58%) C++
7 76 (4.95%) C
8 44 (2.87%) PHP
9 38 (2.48%) R
10 33 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 31 (2.02%) MATLAB
11 31 (2.02%) VB.NET
12 30 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 26 (1.69%) ABAP
14 25 (1.63%) Perl
15 24 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.56%) PowerShell
16 13 (0.85%) Scala
17 11 (0.72%) XPath
18 10 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 367 (23.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 63 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.97%) ISEB
4 54 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
5 44 (2.87%) PhD
5 44 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 43 (2.80%) Master's Degree
7 40 (2.61%) ISTQB
8 33 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
9 32 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (1.89%) MCP
11 25 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (1.63%) CISSP
11 25 (1.63%) Sun Certification
12 24 (1.56%) PMP
13 23 (1.50%) PMI Certification
14 20 (1.30%) CCNP
15 18 (1.17%) HND
16 17 (1.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (9.77%) QA
2 65 (4.23%) SLA
3 26 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.17%) PMO
5 17 (1.11%) GDPR
6 14 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.85%) IEC 62304
7 13 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.52%) IEC 61508
8 8 (0.52%) ISO 13485
8 8 (0.52%) MISRA
8 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.46%) GPG13
10 5 (0.33%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.33%) SEPA
11 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 15765
11 4 (0.26%) P3O
11 4 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.02%) XenApp
5 30 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (1.95%) XenDesktop
6 27 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (1.63%) Firmware
8 24 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.30%) vSphere
10 12 (0.78%) Docker
11 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.26%) Snort
12 2 (0.13%) HDFS
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.065%) KVM
13 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (2.21%) SCVMM
2 16 (1.04%) vCenter Server
2 16 (1.04%) vMotion
3 15 (0.98%) SCCM
4 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.72%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.33%) Ansible
7 5 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.33%) Puppet
8 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.26%) Nagios
8 4 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.26%) PowerCLI
8 4 (0.26%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (0.26%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 289 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 98 (6.38%) VMware
3 94 (6.12%) Oracle
4 65 (4.23%) Citrix
5 60 (3.91%) SAP
6 50 (3.26%) Google
7 47 (3.06%) Cisco
8 31 (2.02%) Adobe
9 30 (1.95%) CheckPoint
10 24 (1.56%) Juniper
10 24 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.50%) Fortinet
12 22 (1.43%) HP
13 21 (1.37%) BMC
14 19 (1.24%) Ivanti
15 18 (1.17%) EMC
15 18 (1.17%) Tableau
16 17 (1.11%) Apple
16 17 (1.11%) IBM
17 13 (0.85%) Red Hat