Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,276 1,658 1,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.64% 11.41% 9.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.23% 46.39% 43.22%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1,186 1,290
Midlands median annual salary £43,620 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.05% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £70,561 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 3,095 3,574 3,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.80% 24.60% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,134 2,455 2,800
Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,591
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.70% +1.48%
10th Percentile £25,825 £23,750 £24,233
90th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -2 846 £43,620 +7.04% 264
East Midlands +3 422 £42,500 +6.25% 146
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 421 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (25.47%) Computer Science
3 303 (23.75%) Microsoft
4 278 (21.79%) C#
5 277 (21.71%) Software Engineering
6 268 (21.00%) Problem-Solving
7 258 (20.22%) SQL
8 244 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
9 199 (15.60%) .NET
10 194 (15.20%) JavaScript
11 181 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 178 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
13 176 (13.79%) Java
13 176 (13.79%) ITIL
14 174 (13.64%) SQL Server
15 172 (13.48%) Linux
16 161 (12.62%) Computer Science Degree
17 155 (12.15%) HTML
18 153 (11.99%) Mathematics
19 147 (11.52%) C
19 147 (11.52%) Windows
20 146 (11.44%) Finance
21 141 (11.05%) Project Management
22 134 (10.50%) CSS
23 132 (10.34%) C++
24 129 (10.11%) Telecoms
25 124 (9.72%) Visual Studio
26 123 (9.64%) Web Services
27 118 (9.25%) Security Cleared
28 113 (8.86%) Analytics

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 24 (1.88%) Apache
2 20 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 19 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.33%) IIS
6 13 (1.02%) ArcGIS
7 12 (0.94%) CMS
7 12 (0.94%) Confluence
8 9 (0.71%) JBoss
9 8 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.31%) SAS
12 3 (0.24%) nginx
12 3 (0.24%) WinCC
13 2 (0.16%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.16%) Liferay
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
13 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.39%) Simulink
7 4 (0.31%) CATIA
8 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.16%) InVision
8 2 (0.16%) Sketch
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.16%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.078%) Marvel
9 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.078%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.078%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.078%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.78%) SAP Business One
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.39%) Infor LN
3 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.31%) HFM
4 4 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.24%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.078%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 181 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 178 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (2.59%) Serverless
5 28 (2.19%) SaaS
6 23 (1.80%) Office 365
6 23 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 21 (1.65%) IaaS
7 21 (1.65%) PaaS
8 14 (1.10%) GitHub
9 9 (0.71%) Azure Stack
9 9 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.55%) npm
11 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.47%) NuGet
12 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.80%) Internet
2 63 (4.94%) Firewall
3 59 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 48 (3.76%) Wireless
5 38 (2.98%) Network Security
6 34 (2.66%) LAN
6 34 (2.66%) WAN
7 33 (2.59%) RS-485
8 31 (2.43%) Modbus
9 29 (2.27%) VoIP
10 26 (2.04%) DNS
11 20 (1.57%) MPLS
11 20 (1.57%) OSPF
12 18 (1.41%) BGP
12 18 (1.41%) DHCP
13 15 (1.18%) Broadband
13 15 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (1.10%) VLAN
15 13 (1.02%) Ethernet
15 13 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.41%) MySQL
3 64 (5.02%) Big Data
4 33 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.43%) Hadoop
6 28 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.80%) GIS
8 22 (1.72%) OLAP
8 22 (1.72%) Power BI
9 21 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (1.41%) QlikView
13 17 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
15 15 (1.18%) MongoDB
16 14 (1.10%) Couchbase
16 14 (1.10%) NoSQL
16 14 (1.10%) Relational Database
16 14 (1.10%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 124 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 63 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.84%) JIRA
4 47 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
6 31 (2.43%) Selenium
7 29 (2.27%) Subversion
8 27 (2.12%) Maven
9 20 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (1.49%) Robot Framework
11 16 (1.25%) gulp
12 15 (1.18%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.71%) webpack
14 8 (0.63%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.63%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
15 7 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (0.47%) Bitbucket
16 6 (0.47%) GitLab
16 6 (0.47%) StarTeam
General
1 146 (11.44%) Finance
2 129 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 112 (8.78%) Retail
4 92 (7.21%) Marketing
5 91 (7.13%) Manufacturing
6 85 (6.66%) Electronics
7 55 (4.31%) Aerospace
8 50 (3.92%) Automotive
9 37 (2.90%) Legal
10 30 (2.35%) Games
11 16 (1.25%) German Language
12 12 (0.94%) Advertising
12 12 (0.94%) Military
13 9 (0.71%) Law
14 7 (0.55%) Local Government
14 7 (0.55%) Publishing
15 6 (0.47%) Banking
16 5 (0.39%) Billing
16 5 (0.39%) Front Office
16 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (22.88%) Developer
2 148 (11.60%) Analyst
3 123 (9.64%) Software Engineer
4 93 (7.29%) Architect
5 91 (7.13%) .NET Developer
6 88 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 86 (6.74%) Graduate
8 76 (5.96%) Embedded Engineer
9 73 (5.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 72 (5.64%) Software Developer
11 62 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (3.21%) Consultant
13 40 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (2.98%) Senior Developer
15 35 (2.74%) C# Software Developer
16 34 (2.66%) Junior
16 34 (2.66%) Lead Developer
17 32 (2.51%) Applications Support
18 30 (2.35%) Java Developer
19 28 (2.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (15.60%) .NET
2 155 (12.15%) HTML
3 134 (10.50%) CSS
4 123 (9.64%) Web Services
5 82 (6.43%) ASP.NET
6 76 (5.96%) AngularJS
7 74 (5.80%) Node.js
8 73 (5.72%) HTML5
9 66 (5.17%) Spring
10 58 (4.55%) .NET Framework
11 51 (4.00%) jQuery
12 50 (3.92%) .NET Core
13 44 (3.45%) XML
14 40 (3.13%) RESTful
15 37 (2.90%) WCF
16 36 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (2.74%) CSS3
18 33 (2.59%) REST
19 32 (2.51%) J2EE
20 27 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 244 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 74 (5.80%) User Experience
5 64 (5.02%) Data Centre
6 55 (4.31%) Driving Licence
7 45 (3.53%) Algorithms
8 40 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
9 38 (2.98%) Public Cloud
9 38 (2.98%) Virtual Team
10 33 (2.59%) VHDL
11 32 (2.51%) CCTV
12 31 (2.43%) Internet of Things
13 28 (2.19%) Social Media
14 27 (2.12%) CAN bus
15 20 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.41%) Cyberattack
17 17 (1.33%) e-Learning
17 17 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 15 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 172 (13.48%) Linux
2 147 (11.52%) Windows
3 55 (4.31%) Unix
4 40 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.27%) Android
7 28 (2.19%) FreeRTOS
8 22 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 13 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.71%) CentOS
13 9 (0.71%) Solaris
13 9 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.39%) HPUX
15 5 (0.39%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (25.47%) Computer Science
3 277 (21.71%) Software Engineering
4 268 (21.00%) Problem-Solving
5 176 (13.79%) ITIL
6 153 (11.99%) Mathematics
7 141 (11.05%) Project Management
8 113 (8.86%) Analytics
9 112 (8.78%) Scrum
10 106 (8.31%) DevOps
11 102 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (7.45%) Mentoring
13 94 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
14 89 (6.97%) Service Management
15 88 (6.90%) MVC
15 88 (6.90%) Service Delivery
16 83 (6.50%) Information Security
17 75 (5.88%) Coaching
18 68 (5.33%) PRINCE2
19 65 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (21.79%) C#
2 258 (20.22%) SQL
3 194 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 176 (13.79%) Java
5 147 (11.52%) C
6 132 (10.34%) C++
7 89 (6.97%) Python
8 51 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 48 (3.76%) PHP
10 38 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.72%) Embedded C
13 18 (1.41%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.18%) VBA
15 13 (1.02%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.86%) VB
17 9 (0.71%) Scala
18 7 (0.55%) Java 8
18 7 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (12.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 118 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 86 (6.74%) HND
4 77 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 62 (4.86%) HNC
6 60 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (3.06%) Master's Degree
8 38 (2.98%) CCNP
8 38 (2.98%) CISSP
9 37 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (2.35%) DV Cleared
11 27 (2.12%) CISM
12 25 (1.96%) CCNA
13 24 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
13 24 (1.88%) Postgraduate
14 23 (1.80%) ISEB
14 23 (1.80%) PMP
15 21 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.57%) PMI Certification
17 19 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.11%) GDPR
2 53 (4.15%) QA
3 49 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (3.21%) SLA
5 24 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.94%) COBIT
8 9 (0.71%) PMO
9 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.39%) GPG13
11 4 (0.31%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.31%) NEBOSH
11 4 (0.31%) NIST
12 3 (0.24%) DICOM
12 3 (0.24%) DO-254
12 3 (0.24%) HL7
12 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (6.11%) Docker
2 76 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 45 (3.53%) Firmware
4 41 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.31%) HDFS
9 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.078%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.078%) vSphere
10 1 (0.078%) XenApp
10 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.19%) SELinux
3 20 (1.57%) SCCM
4 16 (1.25%) Puppet
5 15 (1.18%) SCOM
6 11 (0.86%) Netcool
7 10 (0.78%) Nessus
8 9 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.55%) Ansible
9 7 (0.55%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.47%) Terraform
11 5 (0.39%) FTK
11 5 (0.39%) Salt
12 4 (0.31%) EnCase
13 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.24%) WSUS
14 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 303 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.66%) Oracle
3 63 (4.94%) Cisco
4 55 (4.31%) VMware
5 32 (2.51%) SAP
6 25 (1.96%) EMC
7 24 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.80%) Tableau
9 22 (1.72%) ForgeRock
9 22 (1.72%) Juniper
10 19 (1.49%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.41%) Remedy
12 16 (1.25%) Fortinet
13 14 (1.10%) Citrix
13 14 (1.10%) Splunk
14 11 (0.86%) IBM
14 11 (0.86%) Virgin Media
15 10 (0.78%) Google
15 10 (0.78%) McAfee
15 10 (0.78%) OpenText