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

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 837 1,533 1,570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.80% 12.65% 10.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.64% 43.89% 45.13%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1,065 1,139
Median annual salary £45,540 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.85% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £84,125 £67,500 £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 2,166 3,493 3,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.78% 28.83% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,695 2,278 2,434
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -7 500 £44,500 +4.71% 187
East Midlands -3 331 £47,500 +18.75% 70
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 266 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (27.72%) Computer Science
3 174 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
4 165 (19.71%) SQL
5 154 (18.40%) Software Engineering
6 148 (17.68%) C#
7 146 (17.44%) JavaScript
8 144 (17.20%) Microsoft
9 140 (16.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 128 (15.29%) Java
11 124 (14.81%) .NET
11 124 (14.81%) Finance
12 119 (14.22%) Azure
12 119 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
13 102 (12.19%) AWS
14 95 (11.35%) Windows
15 90 (10.75%) Scrum
16 84 (10.04%) Project Management
17 83 (9.92%) HTML
18 81 (9.68%) Management Information System
19 80 (9.56%) Validation
20 77 (9.20%) CSS
21 76 (9.08%) Web Services
21 76 (9.08%) Analytics
22 74 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
23 73 (8.72%) Git (software)
24 71 (8.48%) Python
25 69 (8.24%) SQL Server
26 68 (8.12%) C
26 68 (8.12%) Security Cleared

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 33 (3.94%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.43%) Confluence
5 12 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.84%) CMS
7 5 (0.60%) IIS
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.48%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.48%) JBoss
8 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.36%) Appian
9 3 (0.36%) TPMS
10 2 (0.24%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.24%) Liferay
10 2 (0.24%) SAS
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 51 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.72%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.36%) Simulink
9 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.24%) InDesign
9 2 (0.24%) InVision
9 2 (0.24%) Sketch
9 2 (0.24%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.91%) SAP MM
2 7 (0.84%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.72%) Primavera
3 6 (0.72%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.60%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.24%) Magento
6 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) BPCS
7 1 (0.12%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.12%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 119 (14.22%) Azure
2 102 (12.19%) AWS
3 38 (4.54%) GCP
4 31 (3.70%) Office 365
5 26 (3.11%) Power Platform
6 16 (1.91%) GitHub
6 16 (1.91%) SaaS
7 11 (1.31%) PowerApps
8 9 (1.08%) PaaS
9 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.60%) IaaS
12 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.36%) Slack
13 2 (0.24%) AdWords
13 2 (0.24%) Google Play
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Flow
13 2 (0.24%) npm
13 2 (0.24%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.73%) Internet
2 42 (5.02%) LAN
3 38 (4.54%) WAN
4 35 (4.18%) Firewall
5 18 (2.15%) Network Security
5 18 (2.15%) SAN
6 16 (1.91%) DNS
7 14 (1.67%) Wireless
8 13 (1.55%) DHCP
9 12 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (1.08%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.08%) VoIP
11 8 (0.96%) HTTP
11 8 (0.96%) SNMP
11 8 (0.96%) TCP/IP
11 8 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.84%) VPN
13 6 (0.72%) MPLS
13 6 (0.72%) VLAN
14 5 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.66%) Big Data
3 37 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 30 (3.58%) HBase
5 26 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.87%) Power BI
7 20 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.91%) Flink
8 16 (1.91%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.55%) MySQL
10 12 (1.43%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.43%) Impala
11 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.08%) GIS
12 9 (1.08%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.96%) OLTP
13 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.84%) Looker
15 6 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 53 (6.33%) JIRA
3 44 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.39%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.15%) Subversion
5 18 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (2.03%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (1.43%) IntelliJ
9 12 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.19%) Maven
11 9 (1.08%) Selenium
12 6 (0.72%) NUnit
13 5 (0.60%) Burp Suite
13 5 (0.60%) GitLab
13 5 (0.60%) Gradle
13 5 (0.60%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.60%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 124 (14.81%) Finance
2 59 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 53 (6.33%) Retail
4 44 (5.26%) Marketing
5 42 (5.02%) Public Sector
6 41 (4.90%) Electronics
7 34 (4.06%) Legal
8 20 (2.39%) Billing
9 19 (2.27%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.79%) Back Office
11 12 (1.43%) Automotive
11 12 (1.43%) Games
11 12 (1.43%) Law
12 10 (1.19%) Banking
12 10 (1.19%) Military
13 8 (0.96%) Local Government
13 8 (0.96%) Social Housing
14 7 (0.84%) Advertising
15 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (21.27%) Developer
2 121 (14.46%) Analyst
3 80 (9.56%) Software Engineer
4 74 (8.84%) Architect
5 63 (7.53%) Graduate
6 57 (6.81%) Junior
7 52 (6.21%) Senior Developer
8 45 (5.38%) .NET Developer
8 45 (5.38%) Software Developer
9 41 (4.90%) Embedded Engineer
10 36 (4.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 36 (4.30%) Junior Developer
11 35 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
12 33 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
13 30 (3.58%) Senior Architect
14 28 (3.35%) Java Developer
14 28 (3.35%) Java Engineer
14 28 (3.35%) Java Software Engineer
15 27 (3.23%) Consultant
15 27 (3.23%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (14.81%) .NET
2 83 (9.92%) HTML
3 77 (9.20%) CSS
4 76 (9.08%) Web Services
5 58 (6.93%) ASP.NET
6 37 (4.42%) AngularJS
7 33 (3.94%) Spring
8 27 (3.23%) RESTful
9 26 (3.11%) XML
10 25 (2.99%) React
11 22 (2.63%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
11 22 (2.63%) SOAP
12 19 (2.27%) ASP.NET Core
12 19 (2.27%) HTML5
12 19 (2.27%) jQuery
13 18 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (2.15%) Kendo UI
14 17 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (2.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 119 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.02%) Public Cloud
3 42 (5.02%) User Experience
4 40 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.55%) VHDL
10 10 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
10 10 (1.19%) CCTV
10 10 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.19%) PKI
10 10 (1.19%) SCADA
11 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.96%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.96%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (0.96%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.35%) Windows
2 43 (5.14%) Linux
3 23 (2.75%) Unix
4 18 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.79%) Android
7 10 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.60%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.48%) VMS
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (27.72%) Computer Science
3 174 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (18.40%) Software Engineering
5 90 (10.75%) Scrum
6 84 (10.04%) Project Management
7 80 (9.56%) Validation
8 76 (9.08%) Analytics
9 74 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 64 (7.65%) ITIL
10 64 (7.65%) Mathematics
11 62 (7.41%) Test Automation
12 60 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
13 56 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 53 (6.33%) Information Security
15 49 (5.85%) TDD
15 49 (5.85%) Unit Testing
16 48 (5.73%) Project Delivery
17 47 (5.62%) SDLC
18 45 (5.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 165 (19.71%) SQL
2 148 (17.68%) C#
3 146 (17.44%) JavaScript
4 128 (15.29%) Java
5 71 (8.48%) Python
6 68 (8.12%) C
7 66 (7.89%) C++
8 24 (2.87%) Embedded C
8 24 (2.87%) R
9 21 (2.51%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.91%) Scala
11 12 (1.43%) PHP
12 8 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.96%) VBA
13 7 (0.84%) Java 8
13 7 (0.84%) Ruby
13 7 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.72%) Dart
14 6 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 140 (16.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 68 (8.12%) Security Cleared
3 53 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 40 (4.78%) HND
4 40 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (4.18%) CISSP
6 33 (3.94%) HNC
7 27 (3.23%) SAP Certification
8 25 (2.99%) Master's Degree
9 21 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.39%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.03%) MCSE
12 16 (1.91%) APMP
12 16 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (1.79%) AWS Certification
13 15 (1.79%) CISM
14 14 (1.67%) CCNP
14 14 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.67%) SANS
15 13 (1.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.70%) QA
2 29 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.67%) SLA
4 12 (1.43%) GDPR
4 12 (1.43%) PMO
5 10 (1.19%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.60%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.60%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.60%) NIST
9 4 (0.48%) COSHH
9 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.24%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.24%) MISRA
10 2 (0.24%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.51%) Firmware
4 15 (1.79%) Docker
4 15 (1.79%) HDFS
5 10 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.19%) vSphere
6 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.36%) XenApp
8 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (2.03%) SCCM
2 15 (1.79%) SCOM
3 13 (1.55%) SELinux
4 12 (1.43%) Puppet
5 10 (1.19%) Ansible
5 10 (1.19%) Terraform
5 10 (1.19%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.84%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.72%) Nessus
9 5 (0.60%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.48%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.48%) Kibana
10 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.48%) Nmap
11 3 (0.36%) CASB
11 3 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 144 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.53%) SAP
3 62 (7.41%) Oracle
4 57 (6.81%) Cisco
5 48 (5.73%) Google
6 35 (4.18%) VMware
7 13 (1.55%) Dell
7 13 (1.55%) HP
7 13 (1.55%) IBM
7 13 (1.55%) McAfee
8 11 (1.31%) Adobe
8 11 (1.31%) Tableau
9 10 (1.19%) Fujitsu
9 10 (1.19%) NetApp
9 10 (1.19%) Virgin Media
10 9 (1.08%) Black Duck
11 8 (0.96%) EMC
12 7 (0.84%) Alibaba
12 7 (0.84%) UiPath
13 5 (0.60%) Automation Anywhere