Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,547 1,516 1,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.73% 9.87% 10.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.15% 43.35% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,102 1,319 1,668
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% -

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 3,426 3,497 4,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.99% 22.76% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,334 2,768 3,452
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +4 941 £40,000 +14.29% 295
East Midlands +3 595 £40,500 +15.71% 184
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 497 (32.13%) Computer Science
2 472 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 336 (21.72%) Microsoft
5 318 (20.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 297 (19.20%) SQL
7 296 (19.13%) C#
8 278 (17.97%) Problem-Solving
9 271 (17.52%) Java
10 255 (16.48%) JavaScript
11 218 (14.09%) .NET
12 217 (14.03%) Finance
13 209 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
14 208 (13.45%) HTML
15 204 (13.19%) Windows
16 176 (11.38%) Project Management
17 162 (10.47%) Analytics
18 159 (10.28%) Linux
19 155 (10.02%) SQL Server
19 155 (10.02%) Self-Motivation
20 151 (9.76%) Scrum
21 150 (9.70%) Mathematics
22 149 (9.63%) C++
23 148 (9.57%) C
24 147 (9.50%) ITIL
25 144 (9.31%) CSS
26 142 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
26 142 (9.18%) Marketing
27 124 (8.02%) Retail
27 124 (8.02%) Amazon AWS

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 41 (2.65%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.75%) CMS
4 26 (1.68%) Apache
5 21 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.10%) IIS
7 11 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.71%) SAS
8 10 (0.65%) Confluence
8 10 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.58%) Drupal
9 9 (0.58%) Joomla!
10 7 (0.45%) WordPress
11 6 (0.39%) nginx
12 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.19%) JBoss
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 104 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.75%) Simulink
5 11 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.45%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.39%) SPSS
8 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.19%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.065%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.065%) InDesign
12 1 (0.065%) InVision
12 1 (0.065%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.26%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.26%) SAP IBP
5 4 (0.26%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.26%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.13%) HFM
7 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.13%) Lawson
7 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 142 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.88%) GitHub
4 41 (2.65%) Office 365
5 39 (2.52%) SaaS
6 34 (2.20%) PaaS
7 28 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (1.75%) IaaS
9 20 (1.29%) Serverless
10 17 (1.10%) AdWords
11 16 (1.03%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.97%) npm
13 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.39%) NuGet
16 6 (0.39%) Slack
16 6 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 99 (6.40%) Internet
2 79 (5.11%) Firewall
3 61 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 52 (3.36%) LAN
4 52 (3.36%) WAN
5 37 (2.39%) OSPF
6 34 (2.20%) RS-485
7 31 (2.00%) Modbus
8 22 (1.42%) DNS
8 22 (1.42%) Network Security
9 20 (1.29%) MPLS
10 17 (1.10%) HTTP
11 15 (0.97%) DHCP
12 14 (0.90%) SAN
13 13 (0.84%) VPN
14 12 (0.78%) BGP
14 12 (0.78%) DSL
15 11 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (0.65%) DWDM
17 9 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.91%) Big Data
3 68 (4.40%) MySQL
4 65 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.91%) MongoDB
7 41 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 39 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.81%) HBase
12 24 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (1.55%) DB2
13 20 (1.29%) Power BI
14 19 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.10%) Data Mining
16 16 (1.03%) QlikView
16 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 85 (5.49%) Maven
2 78 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 72 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 55 (3.56%) Cucumber
5 52 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 49 (3.17%) Subversion
7 48 (3.10%) Gradle
8 42 (2.71%) JIRA
9 33 (2.13%) JUnit
10 32 (2.07%) Robot Framework
11 24 (1.55%) Selenium
12 17 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
13 16 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.97%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.78%) CppUnit
16 11 (0.71%) JMeter
17 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 9 (0.58%) GitLab
18 9 (0.58%) PHPUnit
19 8 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 217 (14.03%) Finance
2 142 (9.18%) Marketing
3 124 (8.02%) Retail
4 107 (6.92%) Manufacturing
5 91 (5.88%) Automotive
6 86 (5.56%) Electronics
7 65 (4.20%) Telecoms
8 42 (2.71%) Billing
9 37 (2.39%) Law
9 37 (2.39%) Legal
10 33 (2.13%) Publishing
11 31 (2.00%) Banking
12 14 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.71%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.65%) Games
15 8 (0.52%) Advertising
15 8 (0.52%) German Language
15 8 (0.52%) Local Government
16 7 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
17 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 352 (22.75%) Developer
2 210 (13.57%) Analyst
3 155 (10.02%) Software Engineer
4 127 (8.21%) Architect
5 124 (8.02%) Graduate
6 79 (5.11%) Java Developer
7 74 (4.78%) .NET Developer
8 73 (4.72%) Consultant
9 67 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 67 (4.33%) Graduate Developer
10 66 (4.27%) Junior
11 65 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 65 (4.20%) Embedded Engineer
12 64 (4.14%) Software Developer
13 55 (3.56%) Systems Analyst
14 46 (2.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 44 (2.84%) Junior Developer
16 43 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
17 42 (2.71%) Senior Developer
18 41 (2.65%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (14.09%) .NET
2 208 (13.45%) HTML
3 144 (9.31%) CSS
4 113 (7.30%) Spring
5 93 (6.01%) Web Services
6 80 (5.17%) AngularJS
7 78 (5.04%) ASP.NET
7 78 (5.04%) HTML5
8 63 (4.07%) JSON
9 59 (3.81%) XML
10 58 (3.75%) REST
11 54 (3.49%) jQuery
11 54 (3.49%) RESTful
12 53 (3.43%) .NET Framework
13 45 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (2.84%) Node.js
15 37 (2.39%) SOAP
16 34 (2.20%) CSS3
17 33 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (2.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 497 (32.13%) Computer Science
2 209 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (10.02%) Self-Motivation
4 107 (6.92%) Data Centre
5 98 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
6 86 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 61 (3.94%) Device Driver
8 50 (3.23%) User Experience
9 48 (3.10%) Mobile App
10 43 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (2.46%) Driving Licence
12 37 (2.39%) Public Cloud
13 33 (2.13%) Social Media
14 30 (1.94%) CAN bus
15 29 (1.87%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.81%) NHS
17 22 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
18 18 (1.16%) CMDB
19 17 (1.10%) Algorithms
19 17 (1.10%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 204 (13.19%) Windows
2 159 (10.28%) Linux
3 54 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.43%) Unix
5 52 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 47 (3.04%) Android
7 39 (2.52%) Windows 10
8 32 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.81%) FreeRTOS
10 24 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.52%) Solaris
15 8 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.19%) CentOS
17 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (24.24%) Software Engineering
3 278 (17.97%) Problem-Solving
4 176 (11.38%) Project Management
5 162 (10.47%) Analytics
6 151 (9.76%) Scrum
7 150 (9.70%) Mathematics
8 147 (9.50%) ITIL
9 119 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 110 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
11 106 (6.85%) OO
12 105 (6.79%) MVC
13 99 (6.40%) Unit Testing
14 98 (6.33%) Validation
15 91 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (5.88%) Microservices
15 91 (5.88%) Service Delivery
16 89 (5.75%) Time Management
17 88 (5.69%) TDD
18 84 (5.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 297 (19.20%) SQL
2 296 (19.13%) C#
3 271 (17.52%) Java
4 255 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 149 (9.63%) C++
6 148 (9.57%) C
7 88 (5.69%) Python
8 65 (4.20%) PHP
9 34 (2.20%) VBScript
10 32 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 30 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.49%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.29%) R
15 17 (1.10%) Embedded C
15 17 (1.10%) Perl
16 16 (1.03%) VBA
17 15 (0.97%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.78%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 318 (20.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 76 (4.91%) Master's Degree
3 55 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 49 (3.17%) HNC
6 44 (2.84%) HND
7 38 (2.46%) CISSP
7 38 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (2.39%) ISEB
9 36 (2.33%) PMI Certification
10 34 (2.20%) MCSE
11 33 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (1.55%) MCP
13 22 (1.42%) PMP
14 19 (1.23%) ISTQB
15 18 (1.16%) CEH
15 18 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
16 15 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.30%) QA
2 69 (4.46%) GDPR
3 59 (3.81%) SLA
4 41 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (2.00%) ISO 26262
6 16 (1.03%) GPG13
7 15 (0.97%) PMO
8 11 (0.71%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.39%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.32%) COBIT
12 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.26%) HAZOP
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.13%) DO-160
14 1 (0.065%) COSHH
14 1 (0.065%) IASME
14 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 75 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 74 (4.78%) Firmware
3 61 (3.94%) Docker
4 50 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.23%) vSphere
7 19 (1.23%) XenApp
8 12 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.39%) HDFS
9 6 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (2.07%) SCCM
2 21 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.36%) Puppet
3 19 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 14 (0.90%) WSUS
5 13 (0.84%) Ansible
6 12 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (0.52%) Oozie
7 8 (0.52%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.39%) vMotion
10 5 (0.32%) SCOM
10 5 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.19%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 336 (21.72%) Microsoft
2 113 (7.30%) Oracle
3 86 (5.56%) VMware
4 70 (4.52%) SAP
5 68 (4.40%) Google
6 57 (3.68%) Cisco
7 43 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 39 (2.52%) HP
9 36 (2.33%) Citrix
10 34 (2.20%) Xamarin
11 27 (1.75%) Fortinet
12 25 (1.62%) NetApp
13 21 (1.36%) Remedy
14 20 (1.29%) EMC
14 20 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.23%) Twitter
16 18 (1.16%) Tableau
17 17 (1.10%) Adobe
17 17 (1.10%) ForgeRock
18 14 (0.90%) McAfee