Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 41 19
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 105 66 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.62% 5.95% 11.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.26% 31.88% 61.99%
Number of salaries quoted 102 56 118
Staffordshire median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £20,875
90th Percentile £56,250 £49,750 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.67%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 227 207 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.79% 18.67% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 182 173 191
Staffordshire median annual salary £34,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £20,550 £23,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £54,700 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Stafford +24 33 £35,000 +40.00% 6
Stoke-on-Trent +20 31 £25,500 -43.33% 7
Tamworth +2 16 £27,750 -4.31% 6
Lichfield 0 6 £40,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +12 4 £37,500 -9.09% 5
Rugeley -1 1 £22,500 -67.15% 2
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.76%) QA
3 25 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 25 (23.81%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
4 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
5 20 (19.05%) Mathematics
5 20 (19.05%) SDLC
6 19 (18.10%) Electronics
7 18 (17.14%) Windows
7 18 (17.14%) Marketing
7 18 (17.14%) Retail
7 18 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (16.19%) Software Testing
9 15 (14.29%) HTML
9 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 14 (13.33%) C#
10 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 14 (13.33%) .NET
10 14 (13.33%) CSS
10 14 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (12.38%) Analytics
11 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
11 13 (12.38%) MATLAB
12 12 (11.43%) Simulink
12 12 (11.43%) Pay per click
12 12 (11.43%) Supplier Management
12 12 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (10.48%) IEC 61508

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) SAS
2 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Simulink
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (2.86%) Acrobat
5 3 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.86%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) AdWords
2 6 (5.71%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.90%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.95%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.86%) Profibus
3 2 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) Network Security
4 1 (0.95%) Multicast
4 1 (0.95%) SMS
4 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.90%) Riak
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.86%) Subversion
2 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.95%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (18.10%) Electronics
2 18 (17.14%) Marketing
2 18 (17.14%) Retail
3 8 (7.62%) Automotive
4 5 (4.76%) Finance
5 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.86%) Publishing
7 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.95%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.95%) Games
8 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (17.14%) Software Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Architect
3 11 (10.48%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Tester
4 10 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 9 (8.57%) Graduate
6 8 (7.62%) Developer
7 7 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) SEO Specialist
8 6 (5.71%) Product Owner
8 6 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) HTML
2 14 (13.33%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) CSS
3 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.52%) Middleware
4 8 (7.62%) Ajax
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.86%) CSS3
5 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.86%) HTML5
5 3 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.90%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.90%) jQuery
6 2 (1.90%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.90%) Web Services
7 1 (0.95%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.95%) RESTful
7 1 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.57%) Social Media
4 8 (7.62%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.67%) Blog
6 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (4.76%) Taxonomies
7 5 (4.76%) User Experience
8 3 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (2.86%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.90%) Life Science
9 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.90%) SCADA
10 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.86%) Android
4 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.86%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
3 20 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 20 (19.05%) SDLC
4 18 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 17 (16.19%) Software Testing
6 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 13 (12.38%) Analytics
8 12 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (11.43%) Pay per click
8 12 (11.43%) Supplier Management
9 11 (10.48%) UML
10 10 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.52%) Scrum
10 10 (9.52%) TDD
11 9 (8.57%) Marketing Strategy
11 9 (8.57%) Physics
11 9 (8.57%) SEO
12 8 (7.62%) SysML
12 8 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) C#
2 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.38%) MATLAB
4 9 (8.57%) C++
5 8 (7.62%) C
6 5 (4.76%) Java
6 5 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) Python
7 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.95%) Fortran
8 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (6.67%) ISEB
3 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.81%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.90%) HNC
6 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) CISA
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) CNE
7 1 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.95%) MCSE
7 1 (0.95%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.95%) PhD
7 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.76%) QA
2 11 (10.48%) IEC 61508
2 11 (10.48%) IEC 62304
3 5 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.95%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.57%) Google
3 7 (6.67%) Citrix
3 7 (6.67%) VMware
4 3 (2.86%) Adobe
4 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.86%) Coverity
4 3 (2.86%) Facebook
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle
4 3 (2.86%) Tableau
5 2 (1.90%) Twitter
5 2 (1.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.95%) MKS
6 1 (0.95%) Snowplow