Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,529 591 671
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.94% 7.36% 8.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.04% 36.80% 37.82%
Number of salaries quoted 750 370 529
10th Percentile £26,500 £24,225 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,125 £33,563 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
75th Percentile £57,500 £59,688 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%

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 3,118 1,606 1,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.42% 20.00% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,538 1,015 1,424
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,125 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% -4.26% +10.59%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 18 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +12 1,040 £45,000 -5.26% 134
East Midlands +22 472 £41,500 -2.35% 109
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 590 (38.59%) Social Skills
2 509 (33.29%) Agile
3 436 (28.52%) Automotive
4 377 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
5 359 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
6 348 (22.76%) Computer Science
7 268 (17.53%) Software Engineering
8 264 (17.27%) Project Management
9 243 (15.89%) Finance
10 215 (14.06%) Microsoft
11 205 (13.41%) Python
12 189 (12.36%) Validation
13 178 (11.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 173 (11.31%) Azure
15 171 (11.18%) Self-Motivation
16 170 (11.12%) C
17 166 (10.86%) Manufacturing
18 165 (10.79%) Electronics
19 163 (10.66%) Java
19 163 (10.66%) SQL
20 157 (10.27%) Microsoft Office
21 156 (10.20%) Change Management
22 152 (9.94%) JavaScript
23 148 (9.68%) Linux
24 147 (9.61%) JIRA
25 144 (9.42%) Mathematics
26 142 (9.29%) C++
27 136 (8.89%) Scrum
28 127 (8.31%) .NET
29 126 (8.24%) Data Analysis

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 (2.42%) Confluence
2 31 (2.03%) SAS
3 28 (1.83%) IIS
3 28 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.57%) Apache
5 21 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.31%) OpenStack
7 19 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.39%) CMS
10 5 (0.33%) Appian
11 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.26%) Totara
12 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.13%) SAP EP
14 1 (0.065%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.065%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.065%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 157 (10.27%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (6.28%) Simulink
4 77 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (3.34%) CATIA
6 27 (1.77%) Sketch
7 26 (1.70%) InVision
8 25 (1.64%) OmniGraffle
9 18 (1.18%) Photoshop
10 16 (1.05%) Abaqus
11 14 (0.92%) MS Visio
12 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (0.72%) TargetLink
14 8 (0.52%) Stateflow
15 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
17 4 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
17 4 (0.26%) InDesign
17 4 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
17 4 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.85%) Teamcenter
2 10 (0.65%) ENOVIA
3 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
4 5 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.20%) Maximo
5 3 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.065%) HFM
7 1 (0.065%) iTrent
7 1 (0.065%) Magento
7 1 (0.065%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 173 (11.31%) Azure
2 123 (8.04%) AWS
3 48 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
4 47 (3.07%) Power Platform
5 40 (2.62%) SaaS
6 29 (1.90%) PaaS
7 24 (1.57%) Google Workspace
8 23 (1.50%) GitHub
9 20 (1.31%) GCP
10 17 (1.11%) Serverless
11 15 (0.98%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.92%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.78%) IaaS
15 11 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
16 10 (0.65%) npm
16 10 (0.65%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.73%) HTTP
2 52 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 48 (3.14%) DNS
4 40 (2.62%) Internet
5 25 (1.64%) Firewall
6 23 (1.50%) WAN
7 21 (1.37%) DHCP
8 20 (1.31%) SD-WAN
9 18 (1.18%) VPN
10 12 (0.78%) 5G
11 11 (0.72%) SMTP
11 11 (0.72%) Wireless
12 10 (0.65%) DKIM
12 10 (0.65%) DMARC
13 9 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.52%) Network Security
15 7 (0.46%) VoIP
16 6 (0.39%) SAN
17 5 (0.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.34%) MySQL
2 51 (3.34%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 27 (1.77%) Power BI
6 24 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (1.37%) Metadata
8 21 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.31%) Data Lake
10 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.11%) Redis
12 15 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.85%) Cognos Impromptu
15 12 (0.78%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.72%) Tableau
17 8 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 147 (9.61%) JIRA
2 113 (7.39%) Git (software)
3 98 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
4 56 (3.66%) Rational Rhapsody
5 51 (3.34%) Jenkins
6 39 (2.55%) Visual Studio
7 28 (1.83%) Polyspace
8 20 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.18%) ProC
10 16 (1.05%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (0.52%) Grunt
11 8 (0.52%) gulp
11 8 (0.52%) Selenium
11 8 (0.52%) Subversion
12 7 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.39%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.39%) Maven
13 6 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 590 (38.59%) Social Skills
2 436 (28.52%) Automotive
3 359 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
4 243 (15.89%) Finance
5 166 (10.86%) Manufacturing
6 165 (10.79%) Electronics
7 111 (7.26%) Marketing
8 109 (7.13%) Influencing Skills
9 106 (6.93%) Aerospace
10 99 (6.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 97 (6.34%) Public Sector
12 74 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
13 62 (4.05%) Legal
14 43 (2.81%) Law
15 41 (2.68%) Retail
16 39 (2.55%) Aviation
17 36 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 31 (2.03%) Telecoms
19 28 (1.83%) Local Government
20 24 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 197 (12.88%) Developer
2 141 (9.22%) Analyst
3 134 (8.76%) Software Engineer
4 120 (7.85%) Systems Engineer
5 75 (4.91%) Architect
6 55 (3.60%) Senior Developer
7 52 (3.40%) Embedded Engineer
8 48 (3.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 47 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 44 (2.88%) Integration Engineer
11 42 (2.75%) Graduate
12 38 (2.49%) IT Manager
13 37 (2.42%) Java Developer
13 37 (2.42%) Senior Software Engineer
14 35 (2.29%) Junior
15 33 (2.16%) .NET Developer
15 33 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
16 32 (2.09%) Senior Java Developer
17 31 (2.03%) Programmer
18 30 (1.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.31%) .NET
2 106 (6.93%) HTML
3 80 (5.23%) CSS
4 73 (4.77%) XML
5 70 (4.58%) RESTful
6 66 (4.32%) HTML5
7 62 (4.05%) AngularJS
8 57 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 52 (3.40%) Web Services
10 45 (2.94%) REST
11 42 (2.75%) jQuery
11 42 (2.75%) JSON
12 40 (2.62%) Spring
13 39 (2.55%) ASP.NET
14 38 (2.49%) CSS3
15 37 (2.42%) Protocol Buffers
16 32 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (1.83%) React
18 23 (1.50%) Vue.js
19 22 (1.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 171 (11.18%) Self-Motivation
2 111 (7.26%) User Experience
3 86 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.97%) Driving Licence
5 71 (4.64%) Algorithms
6 38 (2.49%) Data Structures
7 33 (2.16%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.70%) Life Science
9 25 (1.64%) Infotainment
10 23 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (1.44%) Biotechnology
12 21 (1.37%) GNSS
13 20 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
14 19 (1.24%) Derivative
15 18 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.11%) FPGA
17 15 (0.98%) Housing Association
17 15 (0.98%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.92%) IoT
19 13 (0.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 148 (9.68%) Linux
2 92 (6.02%) Windows
3 50 (3.27%) Unix
4 31 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 20 (1.31%) Android
7 16 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.52%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.065%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (33.29%) Agile
2 377 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
3 348 (22.76%) Computer Science
4 268 (17.53%) Software Engineering
5 264 (17.27%) Project Management
6 189 (12.36%) Validation
7 156 (10.20%) Change Management
8 144 (9.42%) Mathematics
9 136 (8.89%) Scrum
10 126 (8.24%) Data Analysis
11 121 (7.91%) Line Management
12 117 (7.65%) ITIL
13 116 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 111 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
15 109 (7.13%) DevOps
16 105 (6.87%) Change Control
17 103 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 99 (6.47%) Requirements Management
18 99 (6.47%) Software Testing
19 93 (6.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 205 (13.41%) Python
2 170 (11.12%) C
3 163 (10.66%) Java
3 163 (10.66%) SQL
4 152 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 142 (9.29%) C++
6 118 (7.72%) MATLAB
7 101 (6.61%) C#
8 47 (3.07%) PHP
9 36 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 22 (1.44%) Go
11 20 (1.31%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.24%) Scala
13 18 (1.18%) PROC SQL
13 18 (1.18%) SAS Macro
14 17 (1.11%) R
15 16 (1.05%) Bash
16 15 (0.98%) Ruby
17 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 178 (11.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 61 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 47 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.75%) Master's Degree
5 35 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
6 29 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.64%) DBS Check
7 25 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 19 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.18%) CISSP
10 16 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.05%) PhD
11 15 (0.98%) Chartered Engineer
11 15 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.92%) ISEB
12 14 (0.92%) PMP
13 11 (0.72%) CCNA
13 11 (0.72%) MCSE
14 10 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 10 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.19%) QA
2 53 (3.47%) GDPR
3 36 (2.35%) MISRA
4 32 (2.09%) ISO 26262
5 28 (1.83%) SLA
6 23 (1.50%) AUTOSAR
6 23 (1.50%) CDISC
7 20 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (1.31%) PMO
8 19 (1.24%) ISO 9001
9 18 (1.18%) Good Clinical Practice
9 18 (1.18%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (0.85%) TickIT
12 12 (0.78%) Accessibility
12 12 (0.78%) GMP
12 12 (0.78%) IEC 61508
13 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.59%) GRC
System Software
1 65 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.86%) Docker
3 27 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.92%) Firmware
6 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (2.81%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.44%) Kibana
3 19 (1.24%) SCCM
4 10 (0.65%) CASB
5 9 (0.59%) Terraform
6 7 (0.46%) Ansible
7 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.33%) SCOM
8 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.20%) Nessus
10 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.065%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.065%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.065%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.065%) Grafana
11 1 (0.065%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.065%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.065%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.065%) VxRail
Vendors
1 215 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.04%) IBM
3 52 (3.40%) Google
4 42 (2.75%) SAP
5 31 (2.03%) Cisco
6 30 (1.96%) VMware
7 29 (1.90%) QinetiQ
8 23 (1.50%) Adobe
9 18 (1.18%) Meraki
9 18 (1.18%) NEC
9 18 (1.18%) Northgate
10 15 (0.98%) Citrix
10 15 (0.98%) Oracle
10 15 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.92%) MathWorks
12 12 (0.78%) Cadence
12 12 (0.78%) Dell
12 12 (0.78%) Veeam
13 10 (0.65%) Sage
13 10 (0.65%) Xamarin