Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 52 177 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.07% 9.51% 11.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.14% 45.38% 58.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45 141 176
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,270 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 140 390 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.05% 20.95% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115 327 279
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,400 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -13 43 £42,500 +8.97% 29
Mid Wales -1 5 - - 4
North Wales +11 2 - - 4
West Wales -11 2 £50,000 - 3
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 13 (25.00%) SQL
4 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Azure
6 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (19.23%) Windows
6 10 (19.23%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
7 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (17.31%) Mathematics
8 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (15.38%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 8 (15.38%) Power Platform
8 8 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (15.38%) Power BI
9 7 (13.46%) Data Science
9 7 (13.46%) CSS
9 7 (13.46%) ITIL
9 7 (13.46%) C#
9 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (13.46%) SLA
9 7 (13.46%) VMware
9 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
9 7 (13.46%) Machine Learning
9 7 (13.46%) AWS
9 7 (13.46%) R
10 6 (11.54%) Statistics

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 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 4 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.92%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Power Platform
3 7 (13.46%) AWS
4 5 (9.62%) IaaS
5 4 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.77%) PaaS
7 2 (3.85%) Office 365
7 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.85%) RS-232
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) VLAN
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Power BI
2 6 (11.54%) Tableau
3 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.77%) Big Data
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Grunt
1 1 (1.92%) gulp
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) JMeter
1 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Data Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Business Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) DBA
4 3 (5.77%) IT Support
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (5.77%) Salesforce Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Account Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) IT Technician
5 2 (3.85%) Junior
5 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) CSS
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) Kafka
3 3 (5.77%) JSON
3 3 (5.77%) OLE
3 3 (5.77%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Visualforce
4 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) jQuery
4 2 (3.85%) React
4 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 2 (3.85%) SAML
5 1 (1.92%) LAMP
5 1 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.92%) PyTorch
5 1 (1.92%) Sass
5 1 (1.92%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.92%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.92%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) Analogue Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.31%) Mathematics
4 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.46%) Data Science
6 7 (13.46%) ITIL
6 7 (13.46%) Machine Learning
6 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.54%) Analytics
7 6 (11.54%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.54%) Statistics
8 5 (9.62%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (9.62%) Decision-Making
8 5 (9.62%) Proactive Maintenance
8 5 (9.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Python
3 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.46%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) R
5 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.69%) C++
7 3 (5.77%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.85%) C
8 2 (3.85%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.85%) Java
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.85%) VBA
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSA
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) CEH
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CISMP
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (3.85%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.92%) CISA
5 1 (1.92%) CRISC
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.92%) OCA
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.85%) QA
4 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.85%) XenApp
2 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Data Guard
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.77%) Veeam
5 2 (3.85%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) FalconStor
6 1 (1.92%) Sage