Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 82 224 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.83% 11.88% 10.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.20% 50.79% 59.89%
Number of salaries quoted 71 189 165
Median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £36,412
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.14% +20.84% +7.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £60,000
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 204 441 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.96% 23.38% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 141 371 250
Median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.14% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £26,334 £25,116 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £60,000
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -5 63 £43,500 +2.35% 30
Mid Wales +5 8 - - 1
West Wales -10 8 £34,000 -32.00% 2
North Wales +1 3 £36,000 -24.21% 5
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 27 (32.93%) SQL
2 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.61%) Finance
4 19 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (21.95%) C#
6 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
7 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.07%) C++
8 14 (17.07%) CSS
8 14 (17.07%) Windows
9 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.63%) Azure
10 11 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (13.41%) ITIL
10 11 (13.41%) Python
10 11 (13.41%) SLA
10 11 (13.41%) Power BI
10 11 (13.41%) Power Platform
10 11 (13.41%) Decision-Making
11 10 (12.20%) HTML
11 10 (12.20%) MySQL
11 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
12 9 (10.98%) Advertising
12 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
12 9 (10.98%) Java
12 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.98%) Mathematics

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 (2.44%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) Drupal
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Azure
2 11 (13.41%) Power Platform
3 6 (7.32%) AWS
3 6 (7.32%) IaaS
3 6 (7.32%) PaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) DNS
1 4 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) RS-232
2 2 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Power BI
2 10 (12.20%) MySQL
3 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.54%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.10%) Tableau
6 2 (2.44%) Big Data
6 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.66%) JMeter
2 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.66%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) NUnit
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Advertising
3 5 (6.10%) Back Office
4 4 (4.88%) Retail
5 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.66%) Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) Electronics
7 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Local Government
7 1 (1.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) DBA
4 7 (8.54%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (8.54%) Performance Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Performance Test Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Technical Test Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Graduate
6 5 (6.10%) Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Django Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Junior
7 4 (4.88%) Research Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Salesforce Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) CSS
2 10 (12.20%) HTML
3 8 (9.76%) RESTful
4 6 (7.32%) .NET
4 6 (7.32%) jQuery
4 6 (7.32%) JSON
4 6 (7.32%) React
5 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.10%) Natural Language Processing
5 5 (6.10%) REST
6 4 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (4.88%) Django
6 4 (4.88%) LAMP
6 4 (4.88%) OLE
6 4 (4.88%) SOAP
6 4 (4.88%) STL
6 4 (4.88%) Visualforce
6 4 (4.88%) WAMP
6 4 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.98%) User Experience
4 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.44%) CMDB
8 2 (2.44%) Cyberattack
8 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.22%) Analogue Electronics
9 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Unix
2 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
3 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
4 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (13.41%) Decision-Making
5 11 (13.41%) ITIL
6 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.98%) Mathematics
6 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.76%) Service Management
8 7 (8.54%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (8.54%) Database Tuning
8 7 (8.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (8.54%) Performance Testing
8 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.54%) PRINCE
8 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) SQL
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.95%) C#
4 14 (17.07%) C++
5 11 (13.41%) Python
6 9 (10.98%) Java
7 6 (7.32%) PHP
7 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.88%) Apex Code
8 4 (4.88%) C
9 3 (3.66%) R
10 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) ISEB
1 7 (8.54%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.32%) MCSA
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.66%) CISA
4 3 (3.66%) CISSP
4 3 (3.66%) CRISC
4 3 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.44%) CISMP
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.44%) OCA
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) ACCA
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
2 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) GDPR
4 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Data Guard
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.88%) FalconStor
4 4 (4.88%) Veeam
4 4 (4.88%) VMware
5 2 (2.44%) Cognos
6 1 (1.22%) Databricks
6 1 (1.22%) Sage