Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 63 176 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 8.36% 11.00% 10.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.87% 47.83% 56.94%
Number of salaries quoted 65 165 129
Median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +8.97% +14.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,250 £64,600
Wales median annual salary £43,000 £43,250 £36,412
% change year-on-year -0.58% +18.78% +7.09%

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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 158 368 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.95% 23.00% 18.16%
Number of salaries quoted 114 328 207
Median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,375 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,750 £62,500 £61,250
Wales median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.14% +17.33% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in South Wales.

Salary trend for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Cardiff -7 43 £43,500 +5.45% 19
Newport -2 7 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Glamorgan - 4 £65,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 4 - - 1
Bridgend +8 2 - -
Torfaen - 2 £31,194 - 2
Monmouthshire -1 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Degree
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.81%) CSS
2 15 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (19.05%) SQL
4 12 (19.05%) C#
5 11 (17.46%) HTML
5 11 (17.46%) MySQL
5 11 (17.46%) Finance
5 11 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (14.29%) Power BI
6 9 (14.29%) RESTful
6 9 (14.29%) Power Platform
7 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Oracle
7 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (11.11%) MVC
8 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (11.11%) .NET
8 7 (11.11%) C++
8 7 (11.11%) PHP
8 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.11%) jQuery
8 7 (11.11%) Data Guard
8 7 (11.11%) Database Tuning
8 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (3.17%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.59%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Power Platform
2 6 (9.52%) Azure
3 5 (7.94%) AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) RS-232
1 2 (3.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) MySQL
2 9 (14.29%) Power BI
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.76%) Tableau
8 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.59%) Big Data
9 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.59%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) NUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Back Office
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.17%) Advertising
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
6 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
6 1 (1.59%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Software Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) DBA
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (9.52%) Graduate
5 5 (7.94%) Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Django Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Junior
6 4 (6.35%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Salesforce Developer
7 3 (4.76%) ICT Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Information Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Junior Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Junior Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) CSS
2 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 9 (14.29%) RESTful
4 7 (11.11%) .NET
4 7 (11.11%) jQuery
5 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 6 (9.52%) React
6 5 (7.94%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (7.94%) REST
7 4 (6.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (6.35%) Django
7 4 (6.35%) OLE
7 4 (6.35%) SOAP
7 4 (6.35%) STL
7 4 (6.35%) Visualforce
7 4 (6.35%) Web Services
8 2 (3.17%) CGI
9 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.59%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.35%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
4 2 (3.17%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.59%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 11 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.11%) Database Tuning
4 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 7 (11.11%) MVC
4 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 5 (7.94%) Front End Development
6 5 (7.94%) Scrum
6 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.35%) Analytics
7 4 (6.35%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.05%) C#
2 12 (19.05%) SQL
3 7 (11.11%) C++
3 7 (11.11%) PHP
4 4 (6.35%) Apex Code
4 4 (6.35%) C
5 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.17%) Java
5 2 (3.17%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) R
6 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.76%) CISA
1 3 (4.76%) CISSP
1 3 (4.76%) CRISC
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.17%) OCA
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ACCA
3 1 (1.59%) CISMP
3 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (3.17%) QA
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Cognos
5 1 (1.59%) Databricks
5 1 (1.59%) Sage