Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 434 959 1,534
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.77% 9.12% 12.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.94% 38.84% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 367 806 1,072
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £68,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1,144 2,469 3,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.49% 23.47% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 766 1,969 2,253
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,540 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +7.15% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,125 £77,500 £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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +1 326 £52,500 +16.02% 113
East Midlands -24 109 £42,500 -15.00% 83
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 168 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (28.80%) Computer Science
3 107 (24.65%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (20.97%) Python
5 81 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (17.97%) Microsoft
7 76 (17.51%) Azure
8 73 (16.82%) DevOps
9 72 (16.59%) JavaScript
10 70 (16.13%) Linux
11 64 (14.75%) Software Engineering
12 62 (14.29%) AWS
13 60 (13.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 55 (12.67%) SQL
15 51 (11.75%) Java
15 51 (11.75%) Security Cleared
15 51 (11.75%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (11.52%) Finance
17 49 (11.29%) Aerospace
17 49 (11.29%) Windows
17 49 (11.29%) Test Automation
18 47 (10.83%) Analytics
19 45 (10.37%) SC Cleared
19 45 (10.37%) Mathematics
20 44 (10.14%) C#
21 42 (9.68%) Fintech
22 41 (9.45%) Management Information System
23 40 (9.22%) Information Security
23 40 (9.22%) TDD
23 40 (9.22%) Decision-Making

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 25 (5.76%) Confluence
2 14 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.38%) Camunda
3 6 (1.38%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.38%) SAS
4 5 (1.15%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.15%) CMS
5 4 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.69%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.23%) Drupal
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) WinCC
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.30%) Figma
3 10 (2.30%) InVision
3 10 (2.30%) Sketch
4 5 (1.15%) AutoCAD
4 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.15%) Magento
2 5 (1.15%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.92%) Shopify
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (17.51%) Azure
2 62 (14.29%) AWS
3 29 (6.68%) SaaS
4 25 (5.76%) GCP
5 20 (4.61%) Office 365
6 18 (4.15%) GitHub
7 16 (3.69%) Serverless
8 13 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (3.00%) Power Platform
9 11 (2.53%) PaaS
10 9 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (2.07%) IaaS
11 8 (1.84%) npm
12 6 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.38%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.92%) Yarn
14 2 (0.46%) Cloud Functions
14 2 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.45%) Firewall
2 11 (2.53%) Ethernet
2 11 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.30%) Network Security
4 9 (2.07%) DNS
5 8 (1.84%) Wireless
6 7 (1.61%) HTTP
7 6 (1.38%) Internet
7 6 (1.38%) LAN
8 5 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.15%) RS-232
8 5 (1.15%) RS-485
8 5 (1.15%) SMTP
8 5 (1.15%) SNMP
8 5 (1.15%) WAN
8 5 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.92%) VoIP
10 3 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.69%) SAN
11 2 (0.46%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.00%) Power BI
4 10 (2.30%) Tableau
5 8 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.61%) MySQL
6 7 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.92%) Big Data
8 4 (0.92%) BigQuery
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.69%) Bigtable
9 3 (0.69%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.46%) QlikView
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.68%) JIRA
3 22 (5.07%) Selenium
4 19 (4.38%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.30%) GitLab
8 8 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.61%) gulp
10 6 (1.38%) NUnit
10 6 (1.38%) Robot Framework
10 6 (1.38%) TestNG
10 6 (1.38%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.15%) ERwin
11 5 (1.15%) GCC
12 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.92%) Postman
12 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (11.52%) Finance
2 49 (11.29%) Aerospace
3 28 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 24 (5.53%) Manufacturing
5 22 (5.07%) Electronics
6 19 (4.38%) Games
7 16 (3.69%) Marketing
7 16 (3.69%) Retail
8 15 (3.46%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.84%) Automotive
9 8 (1.84%) Publishing
10 5 (1.15%) Law
10 5 (1.15%) Legal
10 5 (1.15%) Military
11 4 (0.92%) Back Office
11 4 (0.92%) Billing
11 4 (0.92%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.92%) Police
12 3 (0.69%) Advertising
13 2 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (13.36%) Developer
2 38 (8.76%) Junior
3 33 (7.60%) Software Engineer
4 32 (7.37%) Python Engineer
5 28 (6.45%) Analyst
6 25 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
7 24 (5.53%) Architect
8 20 (4.61%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (4.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 18 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.15%) Junior Developer
10 18 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
10 18 (4.15%) Principal Engineer
11 16 (3.69%) Graduate
12 15 (3.46%) Senior Manager
13 13 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (3.00%) Designer
13 13 (3.00%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.76%) Senior Platform Engineer
15 10 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.99%) HTML
2 35 (8.06%) Node.js
3 33 (7.60%) CSS
4 30 (6.91%) REST
5 29 (6.68%) .NET
6 25 (5.76%) Django
6 25 (5.76%) Flask
7 21 (4.84%) HTML5
8 16 (3.69%) CSS3
9 15 (3.46%) React
10 13 (3.00%) Vue.js
11 11 (2.53%) Jest
11 11 (2.53%) Web Services
12 9 (2.07%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.07%) YAML
13 8 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.84%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 7 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (5.07%) User Experience
5 14 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
6 10 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.84%) Mobile Games
9 7 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.15%) NHS
11 5 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) State Machine
12 4 (0.92%) AS400
12 4 (0.92%) Replication
12 4 (0.92%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 70 (16.13%) Linux
2 49 (11.29%) Windows
3 35 (8.06%) Unix
4 10 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.15%) Android
8 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (28.80%) Computer Science
3 107 (24.65%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (16.82%) DevOps
5 64 (14.75%) Software Engineering
6 51 (11.75%) Cybersecurity
7 49 (11.29%) Test Automation
8 47 (10.83%) Analytics
9 45 (10.37%) Mathematics
10 42 (9.68%) Fintech
11 40 (9.22%) Decision-Making
11 40 (9.22%) Information Security
11 40 (9.22%) Mentoring
11 40 (9.22%) TDD
12 39 (8.99%) Validation
13 37 (8.53%) Configuration Management
13 37 (8.53%) Scrum
14 36 (8.29%) Technical Leadership
15 33 (7.60%) SDLC
16 32 (7.37%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.97%) Python
2 72 (16.59%) JavaScript
3 55 (12.67%) SQL
4 51 (11.75%) Java
5 44 (10.14%) C#
6 34 (7.83%) C
7 33 (7.60%) C++
8 22 (5.07%) Perl
9 18 (4.15%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.69%) ES6
11 15 (3.46%) PHP
12 13 (3.00%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.30%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.07%) R
15 8 (1.84%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.15%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.15%) Go
16 5 (1.15%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (13.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (11.75%) Security Cleared
3 45 (10.37%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.15%) CISSP
6 17 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.69%) MCSE
8 15 (3.46%) HNC
9 11 (2.53%) ISTQB
9 11 (2.53%) MCSA
10 10 (2.30%) CCNP
10 10 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.07%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.07%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.84%) CCENT
13 7 (1.61%) CSPO
14 6 (1.38%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.38%) HND
14 6 (1.38%) MCDST
14 6 (1.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.61%) QA
2 9 (2.07%) SLA
3 8 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.61%) ISO 26262
5 5 (1.15%) CDISC
5 5 (1.15%) GDPR
5 5 (1.15%) Good Clinical Practice
5 5 (1.15%) GxP
5 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 4 (0.92%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.92%) PMO
7 3 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) NCSC
8 1 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) P3O
8 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.38%) Docker
3 17 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.30%) Firmware
4 10 (2.30%) vSphere
5 9 (2.07%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.69%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) HDFS
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.23%) pfSense
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (4.84%) Ansible
2 20 (4.61%) Terraform
3 13 (3.00%) SCCM
4 10 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.30%) Puppet
5 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.38%) Salt
7 5 (1.15%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.92%) Nagios
8 4 (0.92%) SELinux
9 3 (0.69%) CASB
9 3 (0.69%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.46%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.23%) Grafana
11 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 78 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.30%) VMware
3 20 (4.61%) TOWER Software
4 18 (4.15%) Oracle
5 14 (3.23%) Cisco
5 14 (3.23%) IBM
6 11 (2.53%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.53%) Google
7 10 (2.30%) Sparx
8 9 (2.07%) FireEye
8 9 (2.07%) McAfee
8 9 (2.07%) Symantec
8 9 (2.07%) Tanium
9 6 (1.38%) Arista
9 6 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.92%) Apple
11 3 (0.69%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.69%) Sonatype
12 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.46%) Virgin Media