Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 88 240 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.48% 13.69% 11.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.93% 53.33% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 57 198 135
10th Percentile £27,800 £23,925 £22,000
25th Percentile £30,750 £28,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year - +18.06% -6.49%
75th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,375
90th Percentile £63,000 £56,250 £57,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 232 450 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.73% 25.67% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 118 390 274
10th Percentile £26,600 £24,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £29,222
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.59% -1.25%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £49,375
90th Percentile £60,375 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Wales over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Degree in Wales

Degree
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
South Wales -8 64 £43,500 +2.35% 35
North Wales -7 8 £36,000 -24.21% 2
Mid Wales -9 8 - - 1
West Wales -16 8 £34,000 -32.00% 4
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.55%) SQL
4 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
6 18 (20.45%) Computer Science
7 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
8 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (15.91%) C#
10 14 (15.91%) CSS
11 13 (14.77%) Windows
11 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (13.64%) HTML
12 12 (13.64%) SLA
12 12 (13.64%) Power Platform
12 12 (13.64%) Power BI
13 11 (12.50%) Decision-Making
13 11 (12.50%) MySQL
13 11 (12.50%) Azure
13 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 10 (11.36%) Java
14 10 (11.36%) C++
14 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
14 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (10.23%) User Experience
15 9 (10.23%) Oracle
15 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
15 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (10.23%) Python

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.27%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.14%) SAS
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.64%) Power Platform
2 11 (12.50%) Azure
3 6 (6.82%) AWS
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (4.55%) IaaS
5 4 (4.55%) PaaS
6 3 (3.41%) Google Workspace
7 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 2 (2.27%) Yammer
8 1 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (1.14%) Azure Storage
8 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) LAN
1 5 (5.68%) Wireless
2 4 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (4.55%) MPLS
2 4 (4.55%) SAN
2 4 (4.55%) WAN
3 2 (2.27%) Skype
3 2 (2.27%) SMS
4 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) Power BI
2 11 (12.50%) MySQL
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.95%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.82%) Tableau
7 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.27%) Big Data
10 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (1.14%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.41%) Maven
4 2 (2.27%) JMeter
4 2 (2.27%) JUnit
4 2 (2.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.27%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.14%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.14%) NUnit
5 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.95%) Advertising
4 6 (6.82%) Back Office
5 5 (5.68%) Retail
6 4 (4.55%) Marketing
7 3 (3.41%) Banking
7 3 (3.41%) Legal
8 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.14%) Games
9 1 (1.14%) Law
9 1 (1.14%) Local Government
9 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
1 22 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (10.23%) Software Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Graduate
3 8 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Performance Test Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) DBA
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (4.55%) Administrator
6 4 (4.55%) Django Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Research Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Salesforce Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) CSS
2 12 (13.64%) HTML
3 8 (9.09%) RESTful
4 7 (7.95%) jQuery
5 6 (6.82%) .NET
5 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.82%) Kafka
5 6 (6.82%) React
6 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (4.55%) Django
7 4 (4.55%) JSON
7 4 (4.55%) LAMP
7 4 (4.55%) REST
7 4 (4.55%) STL
7 4 (4.55%) Visualforce
7 4 (4.55%) WAMP
7 4 (4.55%) Web Services
8 3 (3.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) User Experience
3 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.82%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Blog
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.14%) Social Media
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Unix
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.45%) Computer Science
3 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
4 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (10.23%) ITIL
8 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.09%) Mathematics
9 8 (9.09%) SDLC
9 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 8 (9.09%) Service Management
9 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.95%) Analytics
10 7 (7.95%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.55%) SQL
2 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 10 (11.36%) C++
4 10 (11.36%) Java
5 9 (10.23%) Python
6 7 (7.95%) PHP
7 4 (4.55%) Apex Code
7 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.27%) C
8 2 (2.27%) SOQL
8 2 (2.27%) SOSL
8 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.14%) Java 8
9 1 (1.14%) R
9 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
2 8 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.82%) ISEB
3 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.55%) MCSA
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.41%) APMP
5 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.41%) CISA
5 3 (3.41%) CISSP
5 3 (3.41%) CRISC
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.41%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.41%) PMP
6 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) CEH
7 1 (1.14%) CISM
7 1 (1.14%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 8 (9.09%) QA
3 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (3.41%) Data Quality
5 3 (3.41%) PMO
6 2 (2.27%) GDPR
7 1 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.41%) Docker
4 2 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Data Guard
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.14%) Ansible
2 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) VMware
4 5 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.55%) Citrix
5 4 (4.55%) Databricks
5 4 (4.55%) FalconStor
5 4 (4.55%) Veeam
6 2 (2.27%) Cognos
6 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.14%) Pega
7 1 (1.14%) Progress