Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Wales
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 156 190 292
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 12.24% 10.89% 15.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.32% 49.10% 64.32%
Number of salaries quoted 129 144 171
Median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,125 £56,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 310 387 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.33% 22.18% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 258 314 286
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,125 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 -3 105 £40,000 +14.29% 24
West Wales +13 26 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Mid Wales +1 13 - - 1
North Wales +12 12 - - 4
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 65 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.28%) Finance
3 37 (23.72%) Computer Science
4 36 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 36 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 32 (20.51%) Windows
6 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
7 29 (18.59%) JavaScript
8 27 (17.31%) DevOps
8 27 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (16.67%) ITIL
9 26 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (16.03%) Linux
10 25 (16.03%) SQL
11 24 (15.38%) Advertising
11 24 (15.38%) Java
11 24 (15.38%) C#
11 24 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (14.10%) Front End Development
12 22 (14.10%) HTML
12 22 (14.10%) CSS
13 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
13 21 (13.46%) User Experience
14 19 (12.18%) Azure
14 19 (12.18%) Project Delivery
14 19 (12.18%) Python
15 18 (11.54%) PowerShell
16 16 (10.26%) Bash Shell
16 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills

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 11 (7.05%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.77%) Confluence
2 9 (5.77%) JBoss
2 9 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.28%) SAS
4 2 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.28%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.28%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (1.28%) InVision
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.28%) Sketch
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.18%) Azure
2 11 (7.05%) SaaS
3 10 (6.41%) IaaS
4 7 (4.49%) AWS
5 6 (3.85%) Office 365
5 6 (3.85%) PaaS
5 6 (3.85%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.92%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) Firewall
2 7 (4.49%) DHCP
2 7 (4.49%) Internet
2 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.85%) Network Security
3 6 (3.85%) VPN
4 5 (3.21%) DNS
4 5 (3.21%) Intranet
4 5 (3.21%) SNMP
4 5 (3.21%) VoIP
5 2 (1.28%) HTTP
5 2 (1.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.28%) SAN
5 2 (1.28%) Skype
5 2 (1.28%) VLAN
5 2 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) MySQL
2 8 (5.13%) GIS
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.85%) Power BI
4 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.21%) OLTP
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.26%) JIRA
3 14 (8.97%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.33%) Grunt
4 13 (8.33%) gulp
4 13 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.33%) webpack
5 7 (4.49%) Selenium
6 6 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.85%) Subversion
7 5 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.21%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.21%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.21%) JMeter
7 5 (3.21%) Maven
7 5 (3.21%) Mocha
7 5 (3.21%) Protractor
7 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (3.21%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.21%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (26.28%) Finance
2 24 (15.38%) Advertising
3 12 (7.69%) Games
4 9 (5.77%) Retail
5 7 (4.49%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.21%) Banking
6 5 (3.21%) Marketing
6 5 (3.21%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 50 (32.05%) Developer
2 25 (16.03%) Analyst
2 25 (16.03%) Junior
3 18 (11.54%) Junior Developer
4 13 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.33%) Designer
4 13 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (8.33%) Graduate
4 13 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
4 13 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 13 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 13 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 11 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.05%) UX Designer
7 10 (6.41%) Consultant
7 10 (6.41%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 10 (6.41%) Junior .NET Developer
8 9 (5.77%) Release Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.10%) CSS
1 22 (14.10%) HTML
2 16 (10.26%) .NET
3 14 (8.97%) AngularJS
3 14 (8.97%) jQuery
3 14 (8.97%) Vue.js
4 13 (8.33%) React
4 13 (8.33%) Sass
5 10 (6.41%) RESTful
6 8 (5.13%) Web Services
7 7 (4.49%) DirectX
7 7 (4.49%) OpenGL
7 7 (4.49%) Qt
7 7 (4.49%) REST
8 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.92%) ADO
9 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) User Experience
2 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.97%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.21%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.21%) Clustering
6 5 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.56%) Social Media
8 3 (1.92%) CMDB
9 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.28%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.28%) iSeries
9 2 (1.28%) Video Editing
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.51%) Windows
2 25 (16.03%) Linux
3 11 (7.05%) OS/400
4 10 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.49%) Android
5 7 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.49%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.21%) CentOS
6 5 (3.21%) SUSE
6 5 (3.21%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.21%) Unix
7 2 (1.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.72%) Computer Science
3 36 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 36 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 27 (17.31%) DevOps
4 27 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (16.67%) ITIL
5 26 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (14.10%) Front End Development
7 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 19 (12.18%) Project Delivery
9 15 (9.62%) Analytics
9 15 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (9.62%) Risk Management
9 15 (9.62%) Scrum
10 14 (8.97%) Coaching
10 14 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.97%) Data Science
11 13 (8.33%) Decision-Making
12 12 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.59%) JavaScript
2 25 (16.03%) SQL
3 24 (15.38%) C#
3 24 (15.38%) Java
4 19 (12.18%) Python
5 18 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 16 (10.26%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.97%) C++
8 11 (7.05%) Perl
8 11 (7.05%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.49%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.85%) C
11 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.92%) R
12 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.28%) VBA
14 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (7.05%) IBM Certification
3 8 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.56%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.92%) CISSP
5 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.28%) CCNA
6 2 (1.28%) CEH
6 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.28%) CISM
6 2 (1.28%) MCITP
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.28%) PhD
7 1 (0.64%) IIBA
7 1 (0.64%) IISP
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) PMO
3 4 (2.56%) QA
4 2 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Docker
1 10 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.28%) XenApp
4 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.64%) Firmware
5 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.21%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.69%) VMware
3 11 (7.05%) IBM
4 8 (5.13%) Oracle
5 6 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.21%) Guidewire
6 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.21%) Tableau
7 4 (2.56%) Adobe
7 4 (2.56%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (2.56%) Cisco
7 4 (2.56%) Veeam
8 2 (1.28%) Citrix
9 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.64%) Google
9 1 (0.64%) SAP
9 1 (0.64%) Siemens
9 1 (0.64%) TIBCO