Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,094 1,502 1,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.72% 11.28% 10.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.21% 44.29% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 847 1,090 1,343
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +15.71% -
10th Percentile £24,400 £23,225 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £67,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 2,655 3,391 3,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.59% 25.47% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,997 2,329 2,767
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -1 722 £45,000 +12.50% 223
East Midlands -3 368 £47,500 +11.76% 145
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 394 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (28.70%) Computer Science
3 241 (22.03%) C#
4 239 (21.85%) Microsoft
5 236 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
6 230 (21.02%) JavaScript
7 228 (20.84%) SQL
8 178 (16.27%) .NET
9 168 (15.36%) Software Engineering
10 159 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
11 156 (14.26%) HTML
12 149 (13.62%) Finance
13 145 (13.25%) Azure
14 144 (13.16%) AWS
14 144 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
15 139 (12.71%) Java
16 136 (12.43%) CSS
17 123 (11.24%) Linux
17 123 (11.24%) SQL Server
18 122 (11.15%) Telecoms
19 112 (10.24%) Project Management
20 110 (10.05%) Python
20 110 (10.05%) Git (software)
21 107 (9.78%) Scrum
22 101 (9.23%) C
22 101 (9.23%) Windows
23 96 (8.78%) ITIL
24 92 (8.41%) C++
25 91 (8.32%) Mentoring
26 90 (8.23%) AngularJS

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 23 (2.10%) IIS
2 21 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.83%) ArcGIS
4 17 (1.55%) Apache
5 13 (1.19%) SAS
6 11 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.91%) CMS
8 7 (0.64%) Confluence
9 6 (0.55%) JBoss
10 3 (0.27%) nginx
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.18%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.18%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.18%) Liferay
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.01%) Simulink
5 6 (0.55%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.55%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.27%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.091%) InDesign
9 1 (0.091%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.091%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.091%) Stata
9 1 (0.091%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.01%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.55%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.55%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.37%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.18%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.18%) Primavera
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.091%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.091%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 145 (13.25%) Azure
2 144 (13.16%) AWS
3 34 (3.11%) GCP
4 29 (2.65%) SaaS
5 19 (1.74%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.65%) Office 365
7 15 (1.37%) IaaS
8 13 (1.19%) GitHub
8 13 (1.19%) PaaS
9 10 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.73%) Serverless
11 4 (0.37%) Google Play
12 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.27%) Boomi
12 3 (0.27%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.27%) NuGet
12 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.58%) Firewall
2 45 (4.11%) Wireless
3 44 (4.02%) DNS
4 42 (3.84%) WAN
5 35 (3.20%) Internet
6 29 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.29%) LAN
8 21 (1.92%) MPLS
8 21 (1.92%) VoIP
9 20 (1.83%) Network Security
10 19 (1.74%) Broadband
11 18 (1.65%) Diameter Protocol
11 18 (1.65%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.55%) DHCP
13 16 (1.46%) HTTPS
14 15 (1.37%) HTTP
15 13 (1.19%) SMS
15 13 (1.19%) VLAN
16 11 (1.01%) OSPF
16 11 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.21%) MySQL
3 27 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.38%) GIS
5 21 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
6 19 (1.74%) Big Data
7 18 (1.65%) Power BI
8 16 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.46%) Spatial Data
8 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.28%) SQLite
10 12 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.64%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.13%) Visual Studio
3 52 (4.75%) JIRA
4 24 (2.19%) Selenium
4 24 (2.19%) Subversion
5 20 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.65%) GDB
7 17 (1.55%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.91%) Maven
9 7 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.64%) Protractor
9 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (0.64%) webpack
10 6 (0.55%) Gradle
10 6 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.55%) Xcode
11 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.46%) gulp
11 5 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 149 (13.62%) Finance
2 122 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 84 (7.68%) Retail
4 78 (7.13%) Electronics
5 59 (5.39%) Manufacturing
6 53 (4.84%) Marketing
7 41 (3.75%) Aerospace
8 37 (3.38%) Legal
9 25 (2.29%) Banking
10 20 (1.83%) Automotive
11 17 (1.55%) Military
12 16 (1.46%) Law
13 15 (1.37%) Advertising
13 15 (1.37%) German Language
14 14 (1.28%) Public Sector
15 13 (1.19%) Financial Institution
16 11 (1.01%) Games
17 9 (0.82%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 252 (23.03%) Developer
2 112 (10.24%) Analyst
3 88 (8.04%) Architect
4 87 (7.95%) Graduate
5 83 (7.59%) .NET Developer
5 83 (7.59%) Software Engineer
6 74 (6.76%) Software Developer
7 58 (5.30%) Junior
8 56 (5.12%) Senior Developer
9 52 (4.75%) C# Developer
10 51 (4.66%) Consultant
11 41 (3.75%) Embedded Engineer
12 40 (3.66%) Junior Developer
13 39 (3.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 38 (3.47%) Electronics Engineer
15 32 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
15 32 (2.93%) Senior Electronics Engineer
16 31 (2.83%) Administrator
16 31 (2.83%) Graduate Developer
16 31 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (16.27%) .NET
2 156 (14.26%) HTML
3 136 (12.43%) CSS
4 90 (8.23%) AngularJS
5 85 (7.77%) Web Services
6 79 (7.22%) ASP.NET
7 55 (5.03%) HTML5
8 51 (4.66%) Spring
9 47 (4.30%) .NET Core
10 46 (4.20%) Node.js
11 44 (4.02%) .NET Framework
12 36 (3.29%) RESTful
13 32 (2.93%) jQuery
14 29 (2.65%) REST
15 28 (2.56%) XML
16 27 (2.47%) React
17 26 (2.38%) J2EE
18 25 (2.29%) CSS3
19 21 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
19 21 (1.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.14%) User Experience
3 88 (8.04%) Management Information System
4 82 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (4.66%) Virtual Team
6 47 (4.30%) CCTV
7 37 (3.38%) Data Centre
8 32 (2.93%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.19%) Cloud Native
10 21 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.83%) Credit Risk
11 20 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
12 18 (1.65%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.37%) Analogue Electronics
14 15 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.91%) e-Learning
17 9 (0.82%) NHS
17 9 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 123 (11.24%) Linux
2 101 (9.23%) Windows
3 39 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.83%) Unix
5 18 (1.65%) Android
6 15 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.91%) HPUX
8 10 (0.91%) Solaris
9 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.73%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.37%) CentOS
12 4 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (28.70%) Computer Science
3 236 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (15.36%) Software Engineering
5 112 (10.24%) Project Management
6 107 (9.78%) Scrum
7 96 (8.78%) ITIL
8 91 (8.32%) Mentoring
9 85 (7.77%) Information Security
10 82 (7.50%) DevOps
11 77 (7.04%) TDD
12 76 (6.95%) SDLC
13 74 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
14 73 (6.67%) Test Automation
15 72 (6.58%) OO
16 71 (6.49%) Mathematics
17 68 (6.22%) Coaching
18 64 (5.85%) Unit Testing
19 63 (5.76%) Collaborative Working
19 63 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (22.03%) C#
2 230 (21.02%) JavaScript
3 228 (20.84%) SQL
4 139 (12.71%) Java
5 110 (10.05%) Python
6 101 (9.23%) C
7 92 (8.41%) C++
8 35 (3.20%) R
9 26 (2.38%) Embedded C
10 25 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.10%) PHP
12 22 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.46%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 14 (1.28%) Scala
15 12 (1.10%) Java 8
15 12 (1.10%) Rust
15 12 (1.10%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 89 (8.14%) HND
3 54 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (4.30%) HNC
5 46 (4.20%) CISSP
6 37 (3.38%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.11%) Master's Degree
8 33 (3.02%) CCNA
9 31 (2.83%) CISM
10 26 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 22 (2.01%) CCNP
11 22 (2.01%) SAP Certification
12 20 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (1.65%) CISA
13 18 (1.65%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.65%) PMP
14 12 (1.10%) CRISC
14 12 (1.10%) ISEB
14 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.66%) QA
2 38 (3.47%) GDPR
3 31 (2.83%) SLA
4 30 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (2.19%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.65%) Data Quality
7 12 (1.10%) Basel II
7 12 (1.10%) IFRS
7 12 (1.10%) IFRS 9
8 11 (1.01%) NIST
9 10 (0.91%) COBIT
10 7 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.46%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.46%) PMO
12 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.37%) NEBOSH
13 3 (0.27%) DICOM
13 3 (0.27%) HL7
13 3 (0.27%) MISRA
14 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 50 (4.57%) Docker
2 46 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 26 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.92%) Firmware
5 10 (0.91%) XenApp
6 8 (0.73%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.091%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.091%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.091%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.46%) Nessus
2 16 (1.46%) Puppet
3 11 (1.01%) Terraform
4 10 (0.91%) Ansible
4 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.73%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.64%) SCCM
7 6 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.46%) FTK
8 5 (0.46%) SELinux
9 4 (0.37%) EnCase
9 4 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.37%) SCOM
9 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 239 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 84 (7.68%) Oracle
3 59 (5.39%) Cisco
4 41 (3.75%) SAP
5 33 (3.02%) VMware
6 30 (2.74%) Google
7 28 (2.56%) EMC
8 21 (1.92%) Splunk
9 19 (1.74%) ForgeRock
10 18 (1.65%) Juniper
11 16 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.37%) Citrix
13 11 (1.01%) ArcSight
13 11 (1.01%) Nokia
13 11 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.01%) Veeam
14 9 (0.82%) Avaya
14 9 (0.82%) IBM
14 9 (0.82%) ReadSoft
14 9 (0.82%) Virgin Media