Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 717 491 1,229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.52% 8.97% 10.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.54% 38.84% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 443 407 865
10th Percentile £25,198 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £36,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,750 £47,500 £43,620
Median % change year-on-year -5.79% +8.90% +7.04%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 1,962 1,264 3,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.58% 23.10% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,185 1,033 2,121
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 0 504 £45,000 -5.26% 198
East Midlands -12 215 £41,250 -13.16% 102
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 315 (43.93%) Social Skills
2 248 (34.59%) Computer Science
3 235 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (21.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 149 (20.78%) SQL
6 146 (20.36%) Microsoft
7 131 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
8 120 (16.74%) Software Engineering
9 115 (16.04%) Finance
9 115 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
10 105 (14.64%) C
10 105 (14.64%) C++
11 103 (14.37%) Azure
12 91 (12.69%) Mathematics
13 85 (11.85%) Linux
14 84 (11.72%) Python
14 84 (11.72%) Analytics
15 76 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
16 74 (10.32%) C#
16 74 (10.32%) SQL Server
16 74 (10.32%) Project Management
16 74 (10.32%) Validation
17 71 (9.90%) JavaScript
17 71 (9.90%) AWS
18 69 (9.62%) Management Information System
18 69 (9.62%) Scrum
19 68 (9.48%) Telecoms
20 64 (8.93%) Git (software)
20 64 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
21 63 (8.79%) DevOps

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 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.95%) Confluence
2 14 (1.95%) SAS
3 8 (1.12%) Apache
4 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.42%) IIS
6 3 (0.42%) WordPress
7 2 (0.28%) CMS
7 2 (0.28%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.14%) GemFire
8 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.98%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.84%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.84%) Solid Edge
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.70%) Simulink
6 4 (0.56%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.56%) MadCap Flare
6 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.42%) Figma
7 3 (0.42%) Sketch
8 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.28%) Houdini
8 2 (0.28%) Maya
8 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 2 (0.28%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Eikon
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Maximo
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 103 (14.37%) Azure
2 71 (9.90%) AWS
3 41 (5.72%) Power Platform
4 35 (4.88%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (3.91%) SaaS
6 23 (3.21%) GCP
7 16 (2.23%) GitHub
8 15 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (1.67%) PaaS
10 12 (1.67%) Serverless
11 10 (1.39%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 10 (1.39%) IaaS
12 9 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.70%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.56%) Azure Key Vault
15 4 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.69%) Broadband
2 22 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.93%) Wireless
4 17 (2.37%) Firewall
5 14 (1.95%) SAN
6 12 (1.67%) DNS
7 11 (1.53%) Ethernet
7 11 (1.53%) VPN
8 9 (1.26%) DHCP
8 9 (1.26%) NAS
8 9 (1.26%) Skype
8 9 (1.26%) VLAN
8 9 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (1.12%) LAN
9 8 (1.12%) WAN
10 7 (0.98%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.98%) HTTP
10 7 (0.98%) Internet
10 7 (0.98%) SNMP
11 6 (0.84%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.58%) Power BI
3 28 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (3.63%) MySQL
5 25 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.23%) Big Data
8 16 (2.23%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.09%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.95%) Data Lake
10 14 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.67%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.26%) Tableau
14 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 64 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.16%) JIRA
3 26 (3.63%) Subversion
3 26 (3.63%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.26%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.26%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.84%) GCC
6 6 (0.84%) PHPUnit
7 5 (0.70%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.70%) JUnit
7 5 (0.70%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.70%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.56%) webpack
9 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.42%) GitLab
9 3 (0.42%) TestComplete
9 3 (0.42%) VectorCAST
General
1 315 (43.93%) Social Skills
2 115 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (16.04%) Finance
3 68 (9.48%) Telecoms
4 53 (7.39%) Games
5 50 (6.97%) Public Sector
6 40 (5.58%) Manufacturing
7 36 (5.02%) Marketing
8 32 (4.46%) Organisational Skills
9 31 (4.32%) Presentation Skills
10 28 (3.91%) Retail
11 26 (3.63%) Law
12 21 (2.93%) Influencing Skills
13 18 (2.51%) Automotive
13 18 (2.51%) Banking
13 18 (2.51%) Electronics
13 18 (2.51%) Legal
14 17 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (2.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 9 (1.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 118 (16.46%) Developer
2 80 (11.16%) Analyst
3 66 (9.21%) Software Engineer
4 47 (6.56%) Software Developer
5 45 (6.28%) Architect
6 42 (5.86%) Programmer
7 30 (4.18%) Embedded Engineer
7 30 (4.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 27 (3.77%) IT Manager
9 26 (3.63%) Consultant
9 26 (3.63%) Junior
10 22 (3.07%) C++ Software Engineer
11 21 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) C Software Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Embedded C Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
12 20 (2.79%) Lead Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.56%) .NET
2 46 (6.42%) HTML
3 41 (5.72%) Middleware
4 40 (5.58%) CSS
5 38 (5.30%) AngularJS
6 33 (4.60%) React
7 26 (3.63%) Node.js
8 23 (3.21%) XML
9 22 (3.07%) JSON
9 22 (3.07%) RESTful
9 22 (3.07%) Web Services
10 20 (2.79%) Vue.js
11 19 (2.65%) REST
12 17 (2.37%) Spring
13 16 (2.23%) .NET Core
14 15 (2.09%) HTML5
15 12 (1.67%) Bokeh
15 12 (1.67%) Jest
15 12 (1.67%) PySpark
16 11 (1.53%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 64 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (8.65%) Algorithms
4 46 (6.42%) Data Structures
4 46 (6.42%) Driving Licence
5 21 (2.93%) User Experience
6 20 (2.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 20 (2.79%) Life Science
7 16 (2.23%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.95%) Social Media
9 13 (1.81%) Animation
9 13 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.53%) SCADA
11 9 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (1.12%) HP Storage
13 7 (0.98%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.85%) Linux
2 62 (8.65%) Windows
3 34 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.60%) Unix
5 23 (3.21%) Embedded Linux
6 21 (2.93%) Android
7 13 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.84%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.70%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE
11 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.28%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (34.59%) Computer Science
2 235 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (16.74%) Software Engineering
5 91 (12.69%) Mathematics
6 84 (11.72%) Analytics
7 76 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
8 74 (10.32%) Project Management
8 74 (10.32%) Validation
9 69 (9.62%) Scrum
10 63 (8.79%) DevOps
10 63 (8.79%) TDD
11 60 (8.37%) OO
12 58 (8.09%) Visualisation
13 55 (7.67%) Mentoring
14 53 (7.39%) Decision-Making
15 52 (7.25%) Line Management
16 50 (6.97%) Unit Testing
17 49 (6.83%) UML
18 47 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 149 (20.78%) SQL
2 105 (14.64%) C
2 105 (14.64%) C++
3 84 (11.72%) Python
4 74 (10.32%) C#
5 71 (9.90%) JavaScript
6 56 (7.81%) Java
7 28 (3.91%) Embedded C
8 20 (2.79%) Embedded C++
9 18 (2.51%) R
10 16 (2.23%) PHP
11 15 (2.09%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.09%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.53%) VBA
15 10 (1.39%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.98%) Ruby
17 6 (0.84%) HLSL
17 6 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 153 (21.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 38 (5.30%) Master's Degree
3 36 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.51%) HNC
7 15 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.81%) CCNA
8 13 (1.81%) CCNP
8 13 (1.81%) HND
9 11 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.39%) CISSP
11 9 (1.26%) PhD
12 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.12%) MCSE
12 8 (1.12%) NCSIE
12 8 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.98%) CISM
13 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.02%) QA
2 14 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.67%) PMO
4 11 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.39%) GDPR
6 9 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.26%) SLA
7 6 (0.84%) GxP
8 5 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.70%) COBIT
8 5 (0.70%) GRC
8 5 (0.70%) MISRA
8 5 (0.70%) NIST
8 5 (0.70%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.56%) NEBOSH
10 3 (0.42%) BS25999
10 3 (0.42%) COSO
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.42%) JTAG
System Software
1 42 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.32%) Firmware
3 22 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.65%) Docker
5 17 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) KVM
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.95%) Ansible
2 12 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.53%) SCCM
4 7 (0.98%) Grafana
5 6 (0.84%) Nessus
5 6 (0.84%) Rundeck
6 5 (0.70%) Nagios
6 5 (0.70%) Nmap
6 5 (0.70%) Opsgenie
6 5 (0.70%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.56%) Terraform
8 3 (0.42%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.42%) SCOM
9 2 (0.28%) SELinux
10 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 146 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.39%) EMC
3 26 (3.63%) Cisco
3 26 (3.63%) VMware
4 25 (3.49%) Oracle
5 24 (3.35%) SAP
6 21 (2.93%) Google
7 16 (2.23%) NetApp
8 13 (1.81%) Facebook
9 12 (1.67%) YouTube
10 10 (1.39%) HP
11 9 (1.26%) Aruba
11 9 (1.26%) Databricks
12 8 (1.12%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.12%) Citrix
12 8 (1.12%) Meraki
12 8 (1.12%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (0.98%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.84%) MAPICS
14 6 (0.84%) Siemens