Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 244 294 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.51% 11.06% 12.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.03% 39.84% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 205 264 308
Wales median annual salary £37,725 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,550 £19,400 £20,850
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,225 £51,475
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 508 738 838
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.97% 27.77% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 415 627 728
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,150 £54,850 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Wales over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 +4 176 £40,000 +14.29% 9
West Wales -9 30 £37,500 -16.67% 2
North Wales -4 16 £35,000 +96.01% 4
Mid Wales +4 14 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 73 (29.92%) Computer Science
2 72 (29.51%) Finance
3 68 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (25.82%) C#
5 59 (24.18%) SQL
6 55 (22.54%) JavaScript
6 55 (22.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (21.31%) .NET
8 50 (20.49%) Java
9 43 (17.62%) Project Management
10 41 (16.80%) Microsoft
11 38 (15.57%) SQL Server
11 38 (15.57%) CSS
12 37 (15.16%) HTML
13 35 (14.34%) Software Engineering
14 34 (13.93%) Web Services
15 33 (13.52%) Mathematics
16 30 (12.30%) Business Analysis
17 28 (11.48%) Advertising
18 26 (10.66%) Windows
19 24 (9.84%) OO
19 24 (9.84%) Web Development
20 23 (9.43%) XML
20 23 (9.43%) ASP.NET
21 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
21 22 (9.02%) ITIL
21 22 (9.02%) Management Information System
21 22 (9.02%) MVC
21 22 (9.02%) Service Management

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 8 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (2.87%) Drupal
3 6 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.23%) Apache
4 3 (1.23%) CMS
4 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.23%) JBoss
4 3 (1.23%) nginx
4 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.82%) Documentum
5 2 (0.82%) FileNet
5 2 (0.82%) Liferay
5 2 (0.82%) LiveCycle
5 2 (0.82%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 2 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.05%) Doxygen
4 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.64%) Windchill
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.41%) InDesign
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.41%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (1.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.82%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.87%) SaaS
3 5 (2.05%) IaaS
3 5 (2.05%) Office 365
3 5 (2.05%) PaaS
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.51%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.87%) Firewall
3 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.64%) BGP
4 4 (1.64%) VoIP
4 4 (1.64%) VRRP
5 3 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.23%) IPsec
5 3 (1.23%) LAN
5 3 (1.23%) LDAP
5 3 (1.23%) VPN
6 2 (0.82%) 802.11
6 2 (0.82%) Broadband
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (0.82%) DHCP
6 2 (0.82%) GPON
6 2 (0.82%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) MPLS
6 2 (0.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.28%) MySQL
7 7 (2.87%) Big Data
7 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.05%) NUnit
3 5 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (2.05%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.05%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.05%) Xcode
4 3 (1.23%) Android Studio
4 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.23%) JMeter
4 3 (1.23%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.23%) LoadUI
4 3 (1.23%) Ranorex
4 3 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.23%) Selenium
4 3 (1.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.82%) Ant
5 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 72 (29.51%) Finance
2 28 (11.48%) Advertising
3 10 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.87%) Publishing
6 6 (2.46%) Marketing
6 6 (2.46%) Military
6 6 (2.46%) Welsh Language
7 5 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.64%) Electronics
8 4 (1.64%) Retail
9 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.23%) Billing
9 3 (1.23%) Law
9 3 (1.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.82%) Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Avionics
11 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (28.69%) Developer
2 50 (20.49%) Analyst
3 37 (15.16%) Graduate
4 27 (11.07%) Software Developer
5 26 (10.66%) Business Analyst
6 20 (8.20%) .NET Developer
6 20 (8.20%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (5.74%) Auditor
8 14 (5.74%) IT Auditor
8 14 (5.74%) IT Graduate
8 14 (5.74%) Junior
9 13 (5.33%) Consultant
9 13 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.92%) Finance Business Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Financial Business Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.31%) .NET
2 38 (15.57%) CSS
3 37 (15.16%) HTML
4 34 (13.93%) Web Services
5 23 (9.43%) ASP.NET
5 23 (9.43%) XML
6 19 (7.79%) SOAP
7 18 (7.38%) REST
8 14 (5.74%) Spring
9 13 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.10%) RESTful
11 9 (3.69%) HTML5
11 9 (3.69%) jQuery
11 9 (3.69%) JSON
12 8 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.28%) WCF
13 7 (2.87%) CSS3
13 7 (2.87%) WPF
14 6 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (2.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.92%) Computer Science
2 52 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.02%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.69%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.87%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.46%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.64%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) CESG
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Social Media
10 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Blog
11 1 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.66%) Windows
2 18 (7.38%) Linux
3 14 (5.74%) Android
4 10 (4.10%) Unix
5 8 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.23%) OpenBSD
7 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.82%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.62%) Project Management
3 35 (14.34%) Software Engineering
4 33 (13.52%) Mathematics
5 30 (12.30%) Business Analysis
6 24 (9.84%) OO
6 24 (9.84%) Web Development
7 22 (9.02%) ITIL
7 22 (9.02%) MVC
7 22 (9.02%) Service Management
8 19 (7.79%) OOP
8 19 (7.79%) Risk Management
9 18 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (7.38%) SDLC
10 17 (6.97%) Process Improvement
11 16 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (6.56%) Scrum
12 15 (6.15%) TDD
12 15 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 14 (5.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.82%) C#
2 59 (24.18%) SQL
3 55 (22.54%) JavaScript
4 50 (20.49%) Java
5 18 (7.38%) C++
6 16 (6.56%) PHP
7 14 (5.74%) T-SQL
8 13 (5.33%) Python
9 11 (4.51%) C
9 11 (4.51%) VB.NET
10 10 (4.10%) VB
11 6 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.64%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.64%) Perl
12 4 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.23%) ES6
13 3 (1.23%) R
14 2 (0.82%) Scala
14 2 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (22.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (5.74%) ISEB
3 13 (5.33%) HND
4 12 (4.92%) CBAP
4 12 (4.92%) IIBA
5 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.46%) CCNP
6 6 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.46%) PhD
7 5 (2.05%) CISSP
8 4 (1.64%) CISM
8 4 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.64%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.64%) MCP
8 4 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.64%) PMP
8 4 (1.64%) Postgraduate
8 4 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.74%) ISO 9001
3 11 (4.51%) QA
4 3 (1.23%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.23%) PMO
4 3 (1.23%) RMADS
4 3 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.41%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.41%) MISRA
5 1 (0.41%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.69%) Firmware
2 4 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Terraform
2 2 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.82%) Grafana
2 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.38%) Oracle
3 6 (2.46%) IBM
3 6 (2.46%) SAP
4 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.05%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.64%) Cisco
5 4 (1.64%) VMware
6 3 (1.23%) Adobe
6 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.23%) Google
6 3 (1.23%) PTC
6 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.82%) Apple
7 2 (0.82%) EMC
7 2 (0.82%) HP
7 2 (0.82%) Infoblox
7 2 (0.82%) Interwoven
7 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds