Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,610 1,492 2,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.52% 9.70% 11.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.09% 42.78% 42.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,299 1,763
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 3,493 3,488 4,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.00% 22.68% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,390 2,789 3,656
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +6 1,123 £40,377 +15.36% 285
East Midlands -4 479 £40,500 +15.71% 131
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 546 (33.91%) Computer Science
2 420 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 417 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
4 346 (21.49%) Software Engineering
5 331 (20.56%) Microsoft
6 315 (19.57%) SQL
7 313 (19.44%) C#
8 285 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
9 249 (15.47%) Windows
10 247 (15.34%) JavaScript
11 241 (14.97%) .NET
12 229 (14.22%) Java
13 217 (13.48%) ITIL
13 217 (13.48%) Self-Motivation
14 213 (13.23%) Project Management
15 203 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
16 196 (12.17%) HTML
17 186 (11.55%) Finance
18 169 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
19 163 (10.12%) CSS
20 162 (10.06%) SQL Server
20 162 (10.06%) Data Centre
21 138 (8.57%) Scrum
22 137 (8.51%) Analytics
23 133 (8.26%) Service Delivery
24 132 (8.20%) Mathematics
24 132 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
25 128 (7.95%) VMware
26 124 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
27 122 (7.58%) Oracle

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 37 (2.30%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.43%) IIS
5 21 (1.30%) CMS
5 21 (1.30%) JBoss
6 20 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.81%) WordPress
9 11 (0.68%) SAS
10 9 (0.56%) Confluence
11 8 (0.50%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.37%) Apache
12 6 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.37%) WildFly
13 5 (0.31%) Anypoint
13 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 124 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.68%) Simulink
5 14 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.75%) Stateflow
7 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.43%) TargetLink
10 6 (0.37%) Siemens NX
11 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.25%) SPSS
13 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.19%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.12%) Blender
14 2 (0.12%) InDesign
14 2 (0.12%) InVision
14 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.56%) SAP SCM
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.31%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.25%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.062%) Primavera
9 1 (0.062%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 132 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.42%) Office 365
4 53 (3.29%) SaaS
5 41 (2.55%) PaaS
6 29 (1.80%) GitHub
7 26 (1.61%) IaaS
8 25 (1.55%) Serverless
9 22 (1.37%) Google Analytics
10 20 (1.24%) AdWords
11 18 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.43%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.37%) Zapier
15 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.31%) iPaaS
16 4 (0.25%) npm
17 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.96%) Internet
2 92 (5.71%) Firewall
3 57 (3.54%) WAN
4 56 (3.48%) LAN
5 46 (2.86%) OSPF
6 38 (2.36%) DNS
7 33 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 29 (1.80%) VPN
9 27 (1.68%) Network Security
10 24 (1.49%) DHCP
11 20 (1.24%) BGP
12 17 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (1.06%) MPLS
12 17 (1.06%) NetScaler
12 17 (1.06%) SNMP
13 16 (0.99%) SAN
14 14 (0.87%) SMS
15 13 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.75%) IPsec
16 12 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.22%) NoSQL
3 65 (4.04%) MySQL
4 57 (3.54%) Big Data
5 47 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 47 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.30%) Hazelcast
12 17 (1.06%) Power BI
13 16 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.81%) QlikView
15 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 42 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.55%) Maven
5 40 (2.48%) Subversion
6 32 (1.99%) Cucumber
7 31 (1.93%) JIRA
7 31 (1.93%) JUnit
8 27 (1.68%) Gradle
9 19 (1.18%) Selenium
10 15 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 11 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.62%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.56%) GitLab
14 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 186 (11.55%) Finance
2 111 (6.89%) Marketing
3 108 (6.71%) Retail
4 82 (5.09%) Automotive
5 74 (4.60%) Electronics
6 71 (4.41%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 45 (2.80%) Legal
9 42 (2.61%) Billing
10 38 (2.36%) Law
10 38 (2.36%) Publishing
11 27 (1.68%) Banking
12 13 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.81%) Local Government
12 13 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.75%) Games
14 11 (0.68%) Advertising
15 6 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.37%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.31%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 380 (23.60%) Developer
2 249 (15.47%) Analyst
3 128 (7.95%) Architect
4 117 (7.27%) Graduate
5 104 (6.46%) Software Engineer
6 99 (6.15%) Software Developer
7 79 (4.91%) Junior
8 73 (4.53%) Java Developer
9 72 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 68 (4.22%) Graduate Developer
11 66 (4.10%) .NET Developer
12 61 (3.79%) Business Analyst
12 61 (3.79%) Consultant
13 59 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
14 48 (2.98%) Senior Developer
15 46 (2.86%) Junior Developer
16 45 (2.80%) Business Systems Analyst
17 44 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 42 (2.61%) Graduate Software Developer
18 42 (2.61%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (14.97%) .NET
2 196 (12.17%) HTML
3 163 (10.12%) CSS
4 103 (6.40%) JSON
5 94 (5.84%) Web Services
6 87 (5.40%) ASP.NET
7 81 (5.03%) XML
8 66 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 66 (4.10%) Spring
9 64 (3.98%) AngularJS
10 52 (3.23%) jQuery
11 49 (3.04%) REST
11 49 (3.04%) RESTful
12 48 (2.98%) HTML5
13 43 (2.67%) .NET Framework
14 39 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (2.11%) Hibernate
16 33 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (1.74%) CSS3
18 27 (1.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 546 (33.91%) Computer Science
2 217 (13.48%) Self-Motivation
3 203 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (10.06%) Data Centre
5 92 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 58 (3.60%) Driving Licence
7 54 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 52 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
9 51 (3.17%) User Experience
10 43 (2.67%) CMDB
11 42 (2.61%) Social Media
12 40 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.80%) Public Cloud
14 28 (1.74%) Device Driver
15 27 (1.68%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (0.99%) SCADA
18 15 (0.93%) CCTV
19 14 (0.87%) NHS
20 13 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 249 (15.47%) Windows
2 121 (7.52%) Linux
3 78 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.04%) Windows 7
5 46 (2.86%) Unix
6 44 (2.73%) Windows 10
7 28 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.24%) Android
10 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.37%) CentOS
17 6 (0.37%) Solaris
17 6 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (21.49%) Software Engineering
3 285 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
4 217 (13.48%) ITIL
5 213 (13.23%) Project Management
6 169 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 138 (8.57%) Scrum
8 137 (8.51%) Analytics
9 133 (8.26%) Service Delivery
10 132 (8.20%) Mathematics
11 116 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
12 102 (6.34%) MVC
13 101 (6.27%) Mentoring
13 101 (6.27%) OO
14 99 (6.15%) PRINCE2
15 95 (5.90%) Line Management
16 94 (5.84%) Validation
17 87 (5.40%) Service Management
17 87 (5.40%) Web Development
18 78 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 315 (19.57%) SQL
2 313 (19.44%) C#
3 247 (15.34%) JavaScript
4 229 (14.22%) Java
5 118 (7.33%) C++
6 102 (6.34%) C
7 95 (5.90%) Python
8 59 (3.66%) PHP
9 57 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 38 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.30%) VBScript
12 27 (1.68%) Perl
13 25 (1.55%) VB
14 24 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.43%) VBA
16 22 (1.37%) MATLAB
17 19 (1.18%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.81%) Ruby
19 11 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 420 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 80 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (4.29%) Master's Degree
4 64 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
5 61 (3.79%) MCSE
6 54 (3.35%) HND
7 52 (3.23%) MCP
8 49 (3.04%) CISSP
9 47 (2.92%) Security Cleared
10 42 (2.61%) ISEB
11 39 (2.42%) PMP
12 38 (2.36%) PMI Certification
13 32 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (1.86%) HNC
15 27 (1.68%) CCNP
16 24 (1.49%) CEH
17 23 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
17 23 (1.43%) PhD
18 22 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
19 21 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.66%) QA
2 67 (4.16%) SLA
3 49 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (2.30%) GDPR
5 21 (1.30%) GPG13
6 16 (0.99%) ISO 26262
7 14 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.81%) PMO
9 12 (0.75%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.62%) HAZOP
11 9 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.37%) MISRA
14 5 (0.31%) COBIT
14 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.12%) TickIT
16 1 (0.062%) IFRS
16 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.062%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.80%) Docker
4 31 (1.93%) vSphere
5 29 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 27 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.61%) Firmware
8 24 (1.49%) XenApp
9 18 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.43%) Xen
12 6 (0.37%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.062%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (2.42%) SCCM
2 26 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (1.61%) SCVMM
3 22 (1.37%) Ansible
4 17 (1.06%) Puppet
4 17 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 17 (1.06%) vMotion
5 14 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.87%) WSUS
6 11 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.56%) Nagios
8 8 (0.50%) Kibana
9 7 (0.43%) Graphite
9 7 (0.43%) logstash
10 6 (0.37%) Stealthwatch
10 6 (0.37%) Terraform
11 5 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.31%) NetVault Backup
12 4 (0.25%) Galera Cluster
12 4 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 331 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 128 (7.95%) VMware
3 122 (7.58%) Oracle
4 66 (4.10%) Cisco
5 63 (3.91%) CheckPoint
5 63 (3.91%) Google
6 60 (3.73%) Citrix
7 58 (3.60%) SAP
8 57 (3.54%) Xamarin
9 42 (2.61%) HP
10 38 (2.36%) Fortinet
11 32 (1.99%) Remedy
11 32 (1.99%) Twitter
12 30 (1.86%) NetApp
13 29 (1.80%) EMC
14 27 (1.68%) BMC
15 23 (1.43%) Red Hat
16 21 (1.30%) F5
16 21 (1.30%) Juniper
17 18 (1.12%) Ivanti