Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 564 805 1,491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.42% 8.83% 12.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.28% 38.80% 43.15%
Number of salaries quoted 369 633 984
10th Percentile £24,200 £24,000 £22,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £27,793
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £45,540 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.21% +13.85% +6.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £67,500
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 1,513 2,075 3,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.89% 22.77% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1,656 2,289
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,520 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.14% +7.11% +6.25%
75th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +2 405 £50,000 +16.28% 176
East Midlands -20 162 £42,500 -10.99% 94
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 174 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (28.01%) Computer Science
3 122 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (17.91%) Microsoft
5 100 (17.73%) Python
6 95 (16.84%) Software Engineering
7 93 (16.49%) SQL
8 88 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
9 82 (14.54%) Linux
10 80 (14.18%) Azure
11 78 (13.83%) DevOps
12 77 (13.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 71 (12.59%) JavaScript
14 58 (10.28%) Mathematics
15 57 (10.11%) AWS
15 57 (10.11%) Security Cleared
16 56 (9.93%) Analytics
16 56 (9.93%) Finance
16 56 (9.93%) Validation
16 56 (9.93%) C
16 56 (9.93%) Java
17 55 (9.75%) C#
17 55 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (9.22%) C++
18 52 (9.22%) Management Information System
19 51 (9.04%) Scrum
20 49 (8.69%) Windows
21 48 (8.51%) Public Sector
22 47 (8.33%) Test Automation
22 47 (8.33%) Fintech

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 30 (5.32%) Confluence
2 16 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.48%) SAS
4 7 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.06%) Camunda
5 6 (1.06%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.89%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.71%) IIS
8 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.18%) WinCC
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 28 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.77%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.89%) Simulink
4 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.35%) Houdini
6 2 (0.35%) Maya
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.89%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.71%) Shopify
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.18%) Azure
2 57 (10.11%) AWS
3 34 (6.03%) SaaS
4 32 (5.67%) Microsoft 365
5 26 (4.61%) Power Platform
6 24 (4.26%) GitHub
7 22 (3.90%) GCP
8 14 (2.48%) PaaS
9 13 (2.30%) IaaS
10 9 (1.60%) npm
11 8 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.24%) Serverless
13 6 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.71%) Yarn
15 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.96%) Firewall
2 17 (3.01%) Broadband
2 17 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.84%) Ethernet
4 14 (2.48%) Wireless
5 11 (1.95%) LAN
5 11 (1.95%) Network Security
5 11 (1.95%) WAN
6 10 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (1.60%) DNS
8 8 (1.42%) SAN
9 7 (1.24%) RS-232
9 7 (1.24%) RS-485
9 7 (1.24%) VoIP
9 7 (1.24%) VPN
10 6 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.89%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.89%) HTTP
12 4 (0.71%) PBX
12 4 (0.71%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.61%) Power BI
3 21 (3.72%) MongoDB
3 21 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.66%) MySQL
6 14 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.42%) Big Data
9 8 (1.42%) Tableau
10 7 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.89%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.89%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.71%) PolyBase
12 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 45 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.67%) JIRA
3 20 (3.55%) Visual Studio
4 18 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (2.66%) Eclipse
6 13 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.77%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.60%) GitLab
8 9 (1.60%) Selenium
8 9 (1.60%) Subversion
9 7 (1.24%) GCC
10 6 (1.06%) PHPUnit
10 6 (1.06%) Robot Framework
11 5 (0.89%) gulp
11 5 (0.89%) LabVIEW
11 5 (0.89%) NUnit
11 5 (0.89%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.71%) TestNG
12 4 (0.71%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (9.93%) Finance
2 48 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 46 (8.16%) Aerospace
4 38 (6.74%) Telecoms
5 36 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 26 (4.61%) Games
7 25 (4.43%) Electronics
8 20 (3.55%) Marketing
9 16 (2.84%) Law
9 16 (2.84%) Retail
10 15 (2.66%) Automotive
11 10 (1.77%) Publishing
12 6 (1.06%) Legal
12 6 (1.06%) Military
13 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.71%) Billing
15 3 (0.53%) Police
16 2 (0.35%) Advertising
17 1 (0.18%) Banking
17 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 94 (16.67%) Developer
2 64 (11.35%) Software Engineer
3 39 (6.91%) Analyst
4 38 (6.74%) Architect
5 33 (5.85%) Junior
6 32 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
7 29 (5.14%) Python Engineer
8 26 (4.61%) Embedded Engineer
9 25 (4.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 25 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 20 (3.55%) Principal Engineer
11 19 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
11 19 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.01%) Graduate
13 16 (2.84%) Junior Developer
13 16 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (2.66%) Consultant
14 15 (2.66%) Platform Engineer
15 13 (2.30%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.27%) HTML
2 38 (6.74%) Node.js
3 33 (5.85%) REST
4 32 (5.67%) CSS
5 31 (5.50%) .NET
6 26 (4.61%) Vue.js
7 25 (4.43%) React
8 24 (4.26%) Flask
9 20 (3.55%) Django
10 19 (3.37%) AngularJS
10 19 (3.37%) HTML5
11 15 (2.66%) Jest
12 14 (2.48%) RESTful
13 12 (2.13%) CSS3
13 12 (2.13%) Spring
13 12 (2.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 12 (2.13%) XML
14 11 (1.95%) Web Services
15 9 (1.60%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.22%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.01%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (1.77%) Mobile Games
8 10 (1.77%) User Experience
9 9 (1.60%) Life Science
9 9 (1.60%) NHS
10 7 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.24%) Replication
10 7 (1.24%) SCADA
11 6 (1.06%) CESG
11 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.89%) Social Media
12 5 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.54%) Linux
2 49 (8.69%) Windows
3 42 (7.45%) Unix
4 17 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.66%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (2.30%) Android
7 11 (1.95%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.35%) AIX
9 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.35%) SUSE
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Debian
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (28.01%) Computer Science
3 122 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (16.84%) Software Engineering
5 78 (13.83%) DevOps
6 58 (10.28%) Mathematics
7 56 (9.93%) Analytics
7 56 (9.93%) Validation
8 55 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (9.04%) Scrum
10 47 (8.33%) Fintech
10 47 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 45 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
12 41 (7.27%) ITIL
13 40 (7.09%) Configuration Management
13 40 (7.09%) TDD
14 38 (6.74%) Information Security
14 38 (6.74%) SDLC
15 37 (6.56%) Data Management
16 36 (6.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 100 (17.73%) Python
2 93 (16.49%) SQL
3 71 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.93%) C
4 56 (9.93%) Java
5 55 (9.75%) C#
6 52 (9.22%) C++
7 21 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 21 (3.72%) ES6
8 20 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.19%) Embedded C
10 15 (2.66%) PHP
11 14 (2.48%) Perl
12 13 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.95%) R
14 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.77%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.24%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.24%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 77 (13.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 57 (10.11%) Security Cleared
3 40 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.96%) HNC
4 28 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.55%) MCSE
6 19 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.37%) CISSP
7 15 (2.66%) HND
8 14 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.13%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.95%) CCNP
11 10 (1.77%) PhD
12 9 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.60%) MCSA
12 9 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (1.42%) CCENT
13 8 (1.42%) CSPO
14 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.90%) QA
2 15 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.77%) SLA
4 9 (1.60%) GxP
5 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (1.06%) GDPR
7 5 (0.89%) CDISC
7 5 (0.89%) COBIT
7 5 (0.89%) Good Clinical Practice
7 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 5 (0.89%) MISRA
8 4 (0.71%) NIST
9 3 (0.53%) BS25999
9 3 (0.53%) GRC
9 3 (0.53%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.53%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.53%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.72%) Firmware
4 15 (2.66%) Docker
5 12 (2.13%) vSphere
6 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) pfSense
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (4.61%) Ansible
2 20 (3.55%) Terraform
3 11 (1.95%) SCCM
4 10 (1.77%) Puppet
5 9 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.06%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.06%) Rundeck
6 6 (1.06%) Salt
7 5 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.53%) CASB
9 3 (0.53%) Nagios
9 3 (0.53%) RSA Archer
9 3 (0.53%) SELinux
10 2 (0.35%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.35%) Nessus
10 2 (0.35%) Nmap
10 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.79%) Cisco
3 25 (4.43%) VMware
4 22 (3.90%) Oracle
5 17 (3.01%) EMC
5 17 (3.01%) TOWER Software
6 15 (2.66%) Atlassian
6 15 (2.66%) Google
7 11 (1.95%) Facebook
7 11 (1.95%) Sparx
7 11 (1.95%) Twitter
7 11 (1.95%) YouTube
8 8 (1.42%) IBM
9 6 (1.06%) Arista
9 6 (1.06%) Juniper
10 5 (0.89%) Databricks
10 5 (0.89%) FireEye
10 5 (0.89%) Mitel
10 5 (0.89%) PayPal
10 5 (0.89%) Tanium