Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,507 1,453 1,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.57% 9.65% 9.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.92% 43.49% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,016 1,163 1,396
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,055 £62,500 £57,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 3,355 3,341 4,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.98% 22.19% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,205 2,535 3,045
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 0 844 £40,000 +14.29% 254
East Midlands +7 658 £40,500 +15.71% 155
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 535 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (31.45%) Computer Science
3 441 (29.26%) Software Engineering
4 352 (23.36%) Microsoft
5 326 (21.63%) Java
6 307 (20.37%) C#
7 306 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
8 304 (20.17%) SQL
9 290 (19.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 268 (17.78%) JavaScript
11 227 (15.06%) HTML
12 219 (14.53%) Finance
12 219 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
13 217 (14.40%) Windows
14 211 (14.00%) Linux
15 208 (13.80%) .NET
16 202 (13.40%) Project Management
17 180 (11.94%) C
18 173 (11.48%) C++
19 172 (11.41%) Scrum
20 159 (10.55%) Spring
20 159 (10.55%) Mathematics
20 159 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
21 158 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
22 152 (10.09%) CSS
23 151 (10.02%) ITIL
24 147 (9.75%) SQL Server
25 141 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
26 140 (9.29%) Manufacturing
26 140 (9.29%) Marketing

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 49 (3.25%) Apache
2 46 (3.05%) Apache Spark
3 34 (2.26%) CMS
4 25 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.33%) IIS
7 18 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.93%) Drupal
9 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (0.66%) WordPress
11 9 (0.60%) Joomla!
11 9 (0.60%) SAS
12 8 (0.53%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.46%) Confluence
13 7 (0.46%) nginx
14 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 88 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.19%) Simulink
5 6 (0.40%) SPSS
5 6 (0.40%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.066%) InDesign
9 1 (0.066%) InVision
9 1 (0.066%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.066%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.27%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.27%) SAP IBP
4 4 (0.27%) SAP SCM
5 3 (0.20%) HFM
5 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.13%) Lawson
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) Shopify
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 159 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (5.11%) GitHub
4 41 (2.72%) PaaS
5 39 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (2.46%) Office 365
7 36 (2.39%) IaaS
8 33 (2.19%) SaaS
9 20 (1.33%) npm
10 14 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.86%) Serverless
12 10 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
15 6 (0.40%) Slack
15 6 (0.40%) Trello
16 5 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.33%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.17%) Internet
2 101 (6.70%) TCP/IP
3 78 (5.18%) Firewall
3 78 (5.18%) RS-485
4 67 (4.45%) Modbus
5 51 (3.38%) LAN
6 50 (3.32%) WAN
7 36 (2.39%) OSPF
8 26 (1.73%) DNS
9 24 (1.59%) MPLS
10 22 (1.46%) SAN
11 21 (1.39%) Network Security
12 19 (1.26%) DHCP
13 18 (1.19%) HTTP
13 18 (1.19%) VLAN
14 15 (1.00%) Kerberos
14 15 (1.00%) NAS
15 14 (0.93%) SNMP
16 12 (0.80%) VPN
16 12 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.77%) Big Data
3 59 (3.92%) MySQL
4 48 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 44 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.85%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (1.86%) HBase
11 27 (1.79%) DB2
12 22 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (1.13%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (1.00%) Data Mining
16 15 (1.00%) Impala
16 15 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 123 (8.16%) Maven
2 121 (8.03%) Visual Studio
3 87 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 86 (5.71%) Jenkins
5 70 (4.64%) Robot Framework
6 52 (3.45%) Gradle
7 50 (3.32%) Cucumber
8 48 (3.19%) Subversion
9 45 (2.99%) JIRA
9 45 (2.99%) Selenium
10 25 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (1.39%) JUnit
12 18 (1.19%) JMeter
13 17 (1.13%) CppUnit
13 17 (1.13%) SoapUI
14 15 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
15 12 (0.80%) Bower
16 11 (0.73%) GitLab
17 10 (0.66%) Protractor
17 10 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 219 (14.53%) Finance
2 140 (9.29%) Manufacturing
2 140 (9.29%) Marketing
3 126 (8.36%) Retail
4 107 (7.10%) Automotive
5 91 (6.04%) Telecoms
6 73 (4.84%) Electronics
7 37 (2.46%) Billing
8 30 (1.99%) Banking
9 29 (1.92%) Publishing
10 28 (1.86%) Legal
11 17 (1.13%) Law
11 17 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.93%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.73%) Advertising
14 8 (0.53%) Local Government
15 7 (0.46%) German Language
16 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.33%) Military
17 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 338 (22.43%) Developer
2 194 (12.87%) Software Engineer
3 190 (12.61%) Analyst
4 129 (8.56%) Architect
5 120 (7.96%) Graduate
6 82 (5.44%) Java Developer
7 74 (4.91%) Embedded Engineer
8 72 (4.78%) .NET Developer
9 65 (4.31%) Graduate Developer
10 61 (4.05%) Consultant
11 60 (3.98%) C# Developer
12 59 (3.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 58 (3.85%) Junior
13 58 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
13 58 (3.85%) Software Developer
14 47 (3.12%) Systems Analyst
15 45 (2.99%) Business Analyst
16 41 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
16 41 (2.72%) Senior Developer
16 41 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (15.06%) HTML
2 208 (13.80%) .NET
3 159 (10.55%) Spring
4 152 (10.09%) CSS
5 102 (6.77%) HTML5
5 102 (6.77%) Web Services
6 87 (5.77%) AngularJS
7 73 (4.84%) ASP.NET
8 72 (4.78%) RESTful
9 71 (4.71%) Node.js
10 69 (4.58%) REST
11 60 (3.98%) JSON
12 55 (3.65%) .NET Framework
13 47 (3.12%) J2EE
14 45 (2.99%) SOAP
15 44 (2.92%) XML
16 34 (2.26%) CSS3
16 34 (2.26%) OAuth
16 34 (2.26%) SAML
17 33 (2.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 219 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
3 116 (7.70%) Data Centre
4 115 (7.63%) Embedded Systems
5 89 (5.91%) Management Information System
6 71 (4.71%) Device Driver
7 65 (4.31%) CAN bus
8 57 (3.78%) User Experience
9 50 (3.32%) Public Cloud
10 45 (2.99%) Internet of Things
11 40 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (2.65%) Virtual Team
12 38 (2.52%) Mobile App
13 32 (2.12%) Driving Licence
14 26 (1.73%) NHS
15 21 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (1.19%) PMI
17 17 (1.13%) CMDB
18 16 (1.06%) Social Media
19 14 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 217 (14.40%) Windows
2 211 (14.00%) Linux
3 84 (5.57%) Android
3 84 (5.57%) Apple iOS
4 65 (4.31%) FreeRTOS
5 50 (3.32%) Windows Server
6 43 (2.85%) Unix
7 36 (2.39%) Windows 10
8 28 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.40%) Solaris
14 6 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.066%) CentOS
16 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (31.45%) Computer Science
3 441 (29.26%) Software Engineering
4 306 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
5 202 (13.40%) Project Management
6 172 (11.41%) Scrum
7 159 (10.55%) Mathematics
8 151 (10.02%) ITIL
9 141 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
10 137 (9.09%) Analytics
11 134 (8.89%) Unit Testing
12 133 (8.83%) Time Management
13 119 (7.90%) OO
14 116 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
15 113 (7.50%) Technical Leadership
16 110 (7.30%) Microservices
17 109 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
18 104 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (6.77%) MVC
20 101 (6.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 326 (21.63%) Java
2 307 (20.37%) C#
3 304 (20.17%) SQL
4 268 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 180 (11.94%) C
6 173 (11.48%) C++
7 81 (5.37%) Python
8 58 (3.85%) PHP
9 44 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 38 (2.52%) VBScript
11 24 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.53%) Ruby
13 19 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.19%) Embedded C
14 18 (1.19%) Perl
14 18 (1.19%) TypeScript
15 16 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.06%) MATLAB
16 15 (1.00%) Scala
17 14 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 290 (19.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 76 (5.04%) Master's Degree
3 56 (3.72%) CISSP
4 51 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (3.25%) HNC
6 47 (3.12%) Security Cleared
7 43 (2.85%) HND
8 42 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
9 39 (2.59%) ISEB
10 37 (2.46%) PMI Certification
11 34 (2.26%) MCSE
12 32 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
14 27 (1.79%) CEH
14 27 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
15 25 (1.66%) ISTQB
16 22 (1.46%) CISM
17 21 (1.39%) PMP
18 20 (1.33%) MCP
19 18 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.17%) GDPR
2 80 (5.31%) QA
3 53 (3.52%) SLA
4 43 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.73%) ISO 26262
6 20 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 16 (1.06%) GPG13
8 15 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.86%) COBIT
10 8 (0.53%) PMO
11 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.40%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.20%) HAZOP
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 132 (8.76%) Firmware
2 90 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 85 (5.64%) Docker
4 44 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.66%) XenApp
8 8 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.40%) HDFS
10 6 (0.40%) vSphere
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.066%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 42 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.26%) SCCM
3 19 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.26%) Puppet
4 17 (1.13%) WSUS
5 14 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (0.80%) Ansible
7 10 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.53%) Oozie
9 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.46%) SCOM
9 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.27%) CASB
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 352 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 132 (8.76%) Oracle
3 88 (5.84%) VMware
4 67 (4.45%) SAP
5 63 (4.18%) Cisco
6 53 (3.52%) Google
7 50 (3.32%) CheckPoint
8 37 (2.46%) HP
9 31 (2.06%) ForgeRock
10 30 (1.99%) Fortinet
11 28 (1.86%) Citrix
12 21 (1.39%) NetApp
13 20 (1.33%) EMC
13 20 (1.33%) McAfee
14 17 (1.13%) Adobe
15 14 (0.93%) Avaya
16 12 (0.80%) IBM
16 12 (0.80%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.80%) Tableau
17 10 (0.66%) Juniper