Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 347 1,073 1,540
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.51% 9.64% 11.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.80% 41.27% 44.83%
Number of salaries quoted 312 864 1,154
Median annual salary £48,047 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.77% +11.11% +15.71%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,750 £23,325
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +3.19%

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 918 2,600 3,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.52% 23.36% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 681 1,973 2,339
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,785 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 -5 257 £48,500 +7.78% 104
East Midlands -12 90 £42,500 -10.53% 58
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 124 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (27.38%) Computer Science
3 92 (26.51%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (19.60%) Python
6 64 (18.44%) Azure
7 59 (17.00%) Software Engineering
8 58 (16.71%) SQL
9 57 (16.43%) JavaScript
9 57 (16.43%) Windows
9 57 (16.43%) Microsoft
10 53 (15.27%) Cybersecurity
11 52 (14.99%) AWS
12 50 (14.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 47 (13.54%) Finance
14 45 (12.97%) DevOps
15 44 (12.68%) Linux
15 44 (12.68%) Java
16 42 (12.10%) Test Automation
17 41 (11.82%) Project Management
17 41 (11.82%) Analytics
18 38 (10.95%) SQL Server
19 37 (10.66%) C#
20 35 (10.09%) HTML
20 35 (10.09%) CSS
20 35 (10.09%) Mathematics
20 35 (10.09%) Mentoring
20 35 (10.09%) Decision-Making
21 34 (9.80%) C++
21 34 (9.80%) Management Information System

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 13 (3.75%) Confluence
2 8 (2.31%) CMS
3 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.44%) IIS
5 4 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.58%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.58%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.88%) Figma
2 10 (2.88%) InVision
2 10 (2.88%) Sketch
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.44%) Simulink
4 5 (1.44%) TargetLink
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.58%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.58%) Quantrix
6 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Magento
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Eikon
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.44%) Azure
2 52 (14.99%) AWS
3 22 (6.34%) GCP
4 15 (4.32%) SaaS
5 13 (3.75%) Serverless
6 9 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.59%) Office 365
7 6 (1.73%) GitHub
7 6 (1.73%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.15%) PaaS
9 4 (1.15%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.58%) npm
11 1 (0.29%) Heroku
11 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.76%) Firewall
2 11 (3.17%) DNS
3 9 (2.59%) Internet
3 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.02%) DHCP
5 6 (1.73%) SAN
6 5 (1.44%) FlexRay
6 5 (1.44%) HTTP
6 5 (1.44%) LAN
6 5 (1.44%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.44%) SMTP
6 5 (1.44%) SNMP
7 4 (1.15%) FTP
7 4 (1.15%) VPN
7 4 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.86%) Network Security
8 3 (0.86%) Wireless
8 3 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.48%) Data Lake
3 18 (5.19%) Big Data
4 16 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.03%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.31%) Tableau
10 6 (1.73%) OLTP
10 6 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.44%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.44%) HBase
12 4 (1.15%) MySQL
12 4 (1.15%) Power BI
12 4 (1.15%) QlikView
13 3 (0.86%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.86%) Redis
13 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (5.48%) JIRA
2 18 (5.19%) Selenium
3 17 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.17%) ERwin
5 8 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.02%) GitLab
6 7 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.73%) ER Studio
7 6 (1.73%) NUnit
7 6 (1.73%) PowerDesigner
8 5 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.15%) Postman
9 4 (1.15%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.15%) TestNG
9 4 (1.15%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.86%) GCC
10 3 (0.86%) Grunt
10 3 (0.86%) gulp
General
1 47 (13.54%) Finance
2 23 (6.63%) Electronics
3 21 (6.05%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.48%) Automotive
5 14 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.75%) Legal
7 10 (2.88%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.88%) Law
7 10 (2.88%) Marketing
8 9 (2.59%) Back Office
9 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.02%) Billing
11 6 (1.73%) Police
12 5 (1.44%) Avionics
13 4 (1.15%) Digital Economy
13 4 (1.15%) Retail
14 3 (0.86%) Banking
14 3 (0.86%) Games
15 1 (0.29%) Advertising
15 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (12.10%) Analyst
1 42 (12.10%) Developer
2 29 (8.36%) Junior
3 24 (6.92%) Python Engineer
4 20 (5.76%) Software Engineer
5 19 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (4.61%) Architect
7 14 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (3.75%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (3.17%) Administrator
9 11 (3.17%) Consultant
9 11 (3.17%) Designer
9 11 (3.17%) Software Developer
10 10 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Principal Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Senior Manager
10 10 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (2.88%) User Researcher
10 10 (2.88%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.09%) CSS
1 35 (10.09%) HTML
2 30 (8.65%) .NET
3 26 (7.49%) Node.js
4 25 (7.20%) REST
5 19 (5.48%) React
6 15 (4.32%) HTML5
7 14 (4.03%) jQuery
7 14 (4.03%) Web Services
8 13 (3.75%) AngularJS
8 13 (3.75%) ASP.NET
8 13 (3.75%) CSS3
8 13 (3.75%) Django
8 13 (3.75%) Flask
9 12 (3.46%) Jest
9 12 (3.46%) Vue.js
10 9 (2.59%) .NET Framework
10 9 (2.59%) Sass
11 8 (2.31%) Kafka
12 7 (2.02%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 92 (26.51%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.20%) User Experience
4 21 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.17%) Analytical Mindset
6 9 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.31%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.31%) State Machine
8 7 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.73%) Replication
10 5 (1.44%) BYOD
10 5 (1.44%) VHDL
11 4 (1.15%) AS400
11 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.43%) Windows
2 44 (12.68%) Linux
3 29 (8.36%) Unix
4 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (27.38%) Computer Science
3 72 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (17.00%) Software Engineering
5 53 (15.27%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (12.97%) DevOps
7 42 (12.10%) Test Automation
8 41 (11.82%) Analytics
8 41 (11.82%) Project Management
9 35 (10.09%) Decision-Making
9 35 (10.09%) Mathematics
9 35 (10.09%) Mentoring
10 33 (9.51%) Scrum
10 33 (9.51%) SDLC
11 32 (9.22%) Fintech
11 32 (9.22%) Information Security
12 28 (8.07%) Change Management
12 28 (8.07%) ITIL
13 26 (7.49%) Validation
14 24 (6.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (19.60%) Python
2 58 (16.71%) SQL
3 57 (16.43%) JavaScript
4 44 (12.68%) Java
5 37 (10.66%) C#
6 34 (9.80%) C++
7 24 (6.92%) Perl
8 19 (5.48%) C
9 17 (4.90%) R
10 14 (4.03%) ES6
11 13 (3.75%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.75%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.31%) PHP
13 7 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.73%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.44%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.44%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.44%) Scala
16 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (14.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 30 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.05%) CISSP
5 17 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.46%) Master's Degree
6 12 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.17%) CISM
8 10 (2.88%) CEH
8 10 (2.88%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (2.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (2.59%) GCIA
9 9 (2.59%) GCIH
10 8 (2.31%) ISTQB
10 8 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.02%) CISA
11 7 (2.02%) CRISC
11 7 (2.02%) HNC
12 6 (1.73%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.19%) ISO 26262
2 17 (4.90%) NIST
3 15 (4.32%) QA
4 12 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.88%) SLA
6 5 (1.44%) GDPR
6 5 (1.44%) MISRA
6 5 (1.44%) MISRA C
7 4 (1.15%) NEBOSH
7 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.61%) Docker
3 11 (3.17%) Firmware
4 9 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.44%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.58%) vCloud
8 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) Varnish
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.59%) SCCM
2 8 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.44%) SELinux
4 5 (1.44%) Terraform
5 4 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.86%) Ansible
6 3 (0.86%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.86%) Kibana
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.58%) Nagios
7 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.58%) Puppet
7 2 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.76%) Oracle
3 14 (4.03%) IBM
4 12 (3.46%) Google
5 10 (2.88%) VMware
6 7 (2.02%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.02%) Cisco
6 7 (2.02%) McAfee
6 7 (2.02%) Splunk
6 7 (2.02%) Teradata
7 6 (1.73%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.73%) TOWER Software
8 5 (1.44%) FireEye
8 5 (1.44%) SAP
8 5 (1.44%) Symantec
8 5 (1.44%) Tanium
9 4 (1.15%) Databricks
9 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.86%) Apple
10 3 (0.86%) Dell