Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 517 1,284 1,673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.03% 10.63% 11.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.73% 41.43% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 436 949 1,242
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,620 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.90% +9.05% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,875 £70,561 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 1,335 3,099 3,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.32% 25.66% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,037 2,139 2,463
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £23,757
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.16%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -8 336 £47,500 +8.90% 62
East Midlands -2 178 £47,500 +11.76% 43
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 155 (29.98%) Agile Software Development
1 155 (29.98%) Computer Science
2 121 (23.40%) Problem-Solving
3 115 (22.24%) Software Engineering
4 113 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
5 97 (18.76%) SQL
5 97 (18.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 84 (16.25%) C#
7 83 (16.05%) Windows
8 82 (15.86%) Finance
9 80 (15.47%) Java
10 75 (14.51%) Microsoft
11 68 (13.15%) Azure
12 66 (12.77%) JavaScript
13 60 (11.61%) Validation
14 59 (11.41%) .NET
15 58 (11.22%) Scrum
16 56 (10.83%) Python
17 55 (10.64%) Project Management
17 55 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
18 54 (10.44%) AWS
19 53 (10.25%) SQL Server
20 52 (10.06%) C++
21 51 (9.86%) Management Information System
21 51 (9.86%) Analytics
22 49 (9.48%) Mathematics
23 47 (9.09%) Security Cleared
24 46 (8.90%) HTML
25 45 (8.70%) CSS
25 45 (8.70%) ITIL

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 21 (4.06%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.93%) CMS
4 9 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.55%) Confluence
5 8 (1.55%) IIS
6 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) Appian
8 2 (0.39%) FileNet
8 2 (0.39%) JBoss
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.55%) Simulink
6 7 (1.35%) TargetLink
7 6 (1.16%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.58%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.39%) Quantrix
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.19%) InVision
10 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.19%) Sketch
10 1 (0.19%) SPSS
10 1 (0.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Magento
1 2 (0.39%) Primavera
1 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
1 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Eikon
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.15%) Azure
2 54 (10.44%) AWS
3 17 (3.29%) GCP
3 17 (3.29%) Office 365
4 10 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
4 10 (1.93%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.16%) PaaS
5 6 (1.16%) SaaS
6 5 (0.97%) GitHub
7 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.77%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.39%) AdWords
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.39%) npm
9 2 (0.39%) Serverless
9 2 (0.39%) ZenHub
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.80%) LAN
2 24 (4.64%) Firewall
3 23 (4.45%) WAN
4 20 (3.87%) Internet
5 19 (3.68%) SAN
6 15 (2.90%) DNS
7 12 (2.32%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.93%) DHCP
8 10 (1.93%) Network Security
9 9 (1.74%) FTP
9 9 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.74%) Wireless
10 7 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.16%) FlexRay
11 6 (1.16%) VoIP
11 6 (1.16%) VPN
12 5 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.97%) VLAN
13 4 (0.77%) MPLS
13 4 (0.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.58%) Big Data
3 26 (5.03%) Hadoop
4 24 (4.64%) Data Lake
5 23 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.48%) HBase
7 15 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.51%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.51%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.13%) MySQL
11 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.74%) OLTP
13 8 (1.55%) Power BI
14 5 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.97%) Flink
14 5 (0.97%) Impala
15 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.03%) JIRA
3 15 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.74%) ERwin
6 9 (1.74%) PowerDesigner
6 9 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.55%) Subversion
8 7 (1.35%) NUnit
9 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.16%) ER Studio
9 6 (1.16%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.16%) Maven
9 6 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.97%) GitLab
10 5 (0.97%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.97%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (15.86%) Finance
2 27 (5.22%) Electronics
3 26 (5.03%) Legal
3 26 (5.03%) Public Sector
3 26 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.64%) Marketing
5 21 (4.06%) Automotive
6 19 (3.68%) Billing
7 18 (3.48%) Law
7 18 (3.48%) Retail
8 16 (3.09%) Back Office
9 13 (2.51%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.16%) Games
11 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.77%) Avionics
12 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.58%) Military
12 3 (0.58%) Police
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (17.60%) Developer
2 75 (14.51%) Analyst
3 50 (9.67%) Software Engineer
4 35 (6.77%) Architect
5 33 (6.38%) Junior
6 31 (6.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 30 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 26 (5.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 26 (5.03%) Graduate
9 23 (4.45%) Consultant
10 22 (4.26%) Software Developer
11 21 (4.06%) Senior Developer
12 20 (3.87%) Systems Analyst
13 19 (3.68%) Java Engineer
14 18 (3.48%) Python Engineer
15 17 (3.29%) Junior Developer
15 17 (3.29%) Senior Manager
16 16 (3.09%) Data Architect
16 16 (3.09%) Project Manager
16 16 (3.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.41%) .NET
2 46 (8.90%) HTML
3 45 (8.70%) CSS
4 34 (6.58%) Web Services
5 32 (6.19%) ASP.NET
6 26 (5.03%) React
7 25 (4.84%) XML
8 23 (4.45%) AngularJS
9 21 (4.06%) Node.js
10 20 (3.87%) jQuery
10 20 (3.87%) REST
11 19 (3.68%) Kafka
12 16 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (3.09%) Spring
13 15 (2.90%) Ajax
14 14 (2.71%) .NET Framework
14 14 (2.71%) JSON
14 14 (2.71%) SOAP
14 14 (2.71%) Vue.js
14 14 (2.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.06%) User Experience
5 14 (2.71%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.74%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.74%) VHDL
10 8 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (1.55%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.55%) Internet of Things
11 7 (1.35%) PKI
12 6 (1.16%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 83 (16.05%) Windows
2 39 (7.54%) Linux
3 30 (5.80%) Unix
4 13 (2.51%) Android
5 12 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.55%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.39%) VMS
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (29.98%) Agile Software Development
1 155 (29.98%) Computer Science
2 121 (23.40%) Problem-Solving
3 115 (22.24%) Software Engineering
4 60 (11.61%) Validation
5 58 (11.22%) Scrum
6 55 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (10.64%) Project Management
7 51 (9.86%) Analytics
8 49 (9.48%) Mathematics
9 45 (8.70%) ITIL
10 39 (7.54%) Information Security
11 37 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (7.16%) SDLC
11 37 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (6.96%) DevOps
12 36 (6.96%) Test Automation
13 30 (5.80%) MVC
13 30 (5.80%) OO
13 30 (5.80%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.76%) SQL
2 84 (16.25%) C#
3 80 (15.47%) Java
4 66 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 56 (10.83%) Python
6 52 (10.06%) C++
7 41 (7.93%) C
8 23 (4.45%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.48%) R
10 16 (3.09%) Scala
11 15 (2.90%) Embedded C
11 15 (2.90%) PowerShell
12 14 (2.71%) Perl
13 12 (2.32%) ES6
14 10 (1.93%) PHP
15 8 (1.55%) VBA
16 6 (1.16%) Dart
16 6 (1.16%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.97%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (18.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 47 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.61%) CISSP
5 28 (5.42%) Master's Degree
6 26 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.29%) CISM
8 17 (3.29%) HNC
9 14 (2.71%) MCSE
10 13 (2.51%) CEH
10 13 (2.51%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (2.13%) GCIA
11 11 (2.13%) GCIH
11 11 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (1.74%) APMP
12 9 (1.74%) HND
12 9 (1.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.87%) QA
2 17 (3.29%) NIST
3 16 (3.09%) ISO 26262
3 16 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.55%) GDPR
5 7 (1.35%) MISRA
5 7 (1.35%) MISRA C
6 6 (1.16%) SLA
7 4 (0.77%) COSHH
7 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.39%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.29%) Firmware
4 15 (2.90%) Docker
5 14 (2.71%) HDFS
6 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.97%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (1.74%) Kibana
1 9 (1.74%) Kubernetes
1 9 (1.74%) SELinux
2 6 (1.16%) SCOM
3 5 (0.97%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.97%) SCCM
4 4 (0.77%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.58%) CASB
5 3 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.58%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.39%) Puppet
6 2 (0.39%) Terraform
7 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.54%) Oracle
3 23 (4.45%) Cisco
3 23 (4.45%) SAP
4 21 (4.06%) VMware
5 17 (3.29%) Google
6 13 (2.51%) IBM
7 10 (1.93%) HP
7 10 (1.93%) Tableau
8 8 (1.55%) Databricks
8 8 (1.55%) Dell
8 8 (1.55%) Splunk
9 7 (1.35%) Juniper
9 7 (1.35%) McAfee
9 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.16%) Teradata
10 6 (1.16%) Virgin Media
11 5 (0.97%) Automation Anywhere
11 5 (0.97%) UiPath