Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 365 445 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.31% 9.38% 9.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.21% 32.08% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 265 328 303
Birmingham median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.77% -9.72% -20.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1008 1387 1241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.72% 29.24% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 754 915 978
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £73,750 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Degree.

1 131 (35.89%) Computer Science
2 108 (29.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (24.11%) C#
5 87 (23.84%) Microsoft
6 78 (21.37%) .NET
7 76 (20.82%) MVC
7 76 (20.82%) Software Engineering
8 73 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 72 (19.73%) ITIL
10 71 (19.45%) SQL Server
11 70 (19.18%) Finance
12 66 (18.08%) CSS
13 65 (17.81%) SQL
14 62 (16.99%) Java
15 58 (15.89%) HTML
16 56 (15.34%) Presales
17 55 (15.07%) Data Centre
18 48 (13.15%) Windows
19 47 (12.88%) Project Management
20 45 (12.33%) ASP.NET
21 40 (10.96%) Web Development
21 40 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 40 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
22 39 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (10.41%) QA
23 38 (10.41%) HP
24 37 (10.14%) Oracle
24 37 (10.14%) TDD
25 36 (9.86%) Cisco

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 15 (4.11%) Drupal
2 11 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.47%) IIS
4 7 (1.92%) CMS
4 7 (1.92%) JBoss
4 7 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.10%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.55%) Mule
8 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.55%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Magento
1 5 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.82%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.82%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.27%) Actimize
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.66%) PaaS
4 15 (4.11%) SaaS
5 13 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.29%) IaaS
7 9 (2.47%) Office 365
8 5 (1.37%) G Suite
8 5 (1.37%) GitHub
9 4 (1.10%) Slack
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.82%) Force.com
11 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.40%) Firewall
2 19 (5.21%) WAN
3 17 (4.66%) HTTP
4 16 (4.38%) DNS
5 15 (4.11%) LAN
6 14 (3.84%) OSPF
6 14 (3.84%) VPN
7 11 (3.01%) 802.11
7 11 (3.01%) DHCP
8 9 (2.47%) Internet
9 8 (2.19%) Intranet
10 6 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.64%) Skype
10 6 (1.64%) VLAN
11 5 (1.37%) BGP
11 5 (1.37%) SMTP
12 3 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.55%) Extranet
13 2 (0.55%) NAS
13 2 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.03%) MySQL
3 11 (3.01%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.74%) DB2
4 10 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.47%) Power BI
6 8 (2.19%) Big Data
6 8 (2.19%) GIS
7 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.37%) MS Access
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.10%) QGIS
10 4 (1.10%) QlikView
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.21%) JIRA
3 12 (3.29%) JUnit
4 10 (2.74%) Maven
5 8 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.19%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.92%) git-flow
6 7 (1.92%) gulp
7 6 (1.64%) Selenium
8 5 (1.37%) Gradle
9 4 (1.10%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.10%) InstallShield
9 4 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.82%) JBehave
10 3 (0.82%) MSI
10 3 (0.82%) Subversion
11 2 (0.55%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.55%) TestNG
General
1 70 (19.18%) Finance
2 31 (8.49%) Marketing
3 30 (8.22%) Automotive
4 26 (7.12%) Retail
5 20 (5.48%) Games
6 19 (5.21%) Banking
7 15 (4.11%) Electronics
8 11 (3.01%) Publishing
9 8 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.64%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.64%) Legal
11 3 (0.82%) Advertising
11 3 (0.82%) German Language
11 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.55%) French Language
12 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 123 (33.70%) Developer
2 48 (13.15%) Graduate
3 44 (12.05%) Analyst
4 41 (11.23%) Junior
5 38 (10.41%) C# Developer
6 35 (9.59%) Graduate Developer
7 34 (9.32%) Junior Developer
8 33 (9.04%) Java Developer
9 25 (6.85%) Architect
10 24 (6.58%) Software Developer
11 22 (6.03%) Network Engineer
12 21 (5.75%) C# Software Developer
13 20 (5.48%) .NET Developer
13 20 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (5.21%) Project Manager
15 18 (4.93%) Senior Developer
16 16 (4.38%) Web Developer
17 15 (4.11%) Consultant
17 15 (4.11%) Junior C# Developer
17 15 (4.11%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.37%) .NET
2 66 (18.08%) CSS
3 58 (15.89%) HTML
4 45 (12.33%) ASP.NET
5 35 (9.59%) jQuery
6 32 (8.77%) XML
7 31 (8.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (8.22%) Web Services
9 28 (7.67%) AngularJS
10 26 (7.12%) REST
11 17 (4.66%) J2EE
12 15 (4.11%) RESTful
12 15 (4.11%) SOAP
13 12 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (3.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 11 (3.01%) 802.1X
14 11 (3.01%) Ajax
14 11 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (3.01%) XSLT
15 10 (2.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 131 (35.89%) Computer Science
2 55 (15.07%) Data Centre
3 39 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 19 (5.21%) User Experience
6 17 (4.66%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.29%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.29%) Mobile Games
8 11 (3.01%) CAN bus
8 11 (3.01%) CMDB
9 8 (2.19%) Social Media
10 7 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.64%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.10%) EPoS
14 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.15%) Windows
2 35 (9.59%) Linux
3 16 (4.38%) Windows 10
3 16 (4.38%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.84%) Unix
5 13 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.56%) Windows 8
6 11 (3.01%) Windows Vista
7 9 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.19%) Android
8 8 (2.19%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.82%) Solaris
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.82%) MVC
2 76 (20.82%) Software Engineering
3 72 (19.73%) ITIL
4 56 (15.34%) Presales
5 47 (12.88%) Project Management
6 40 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (10.96%) Web Development
7 37 (10.14%) TDD
8 36 (9.86%) Mentoring
9 33 (9.04%) PRINCE2
10 32 (8.77%) Mathematics
10 32 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 30 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (7.67%) Line Management
12 28 (7.67%) Service Delivery
13 27 (7.40%) OO
13 27 (7.40%) Scrum
13 27 (7.40%) SDLC
14 26 (7.12%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (24.11%) C#
2 73 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 65 (17.81%) SQL
4 62 (16.99%) Java
5 25 (6.85%) C
6 22 (6.03%) C++
6 22 (6.03%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.21%) Python
8 14 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.56%) Embedded C
9 13 (3.56%) PHP
10 11 (3.01%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.01%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.01%) XPath
11 9 (2.47%) VB
12 7 (1.92%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.64%) Perl
13 6 (1.64%) VBScript
14 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (29.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 34 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (7.95%) ISEB
4 27 (7.40%) HND
4 27 (7.40%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (7.12%) GNVQ
6 22 (6.03%) Master's Degree
7 18 (4.93%) MCSE
8 15 (4.11%) CCNA
8 15 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (4.11%) PMP
9 14 (3.84%) MCP
9 14 (3.84%) PMI Certification
10 12 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.74%) Security Cleared
12 9 (2.47%) MCSD
13 6 (1.64%) VCAP
13 6 (1.64%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.41%) QA
2 14 (3.84%) SLA
3 13 (3.56%) PMO
4 7 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) P3O
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) MISRA
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) FINRA
7 1 (0.27%) GPG13
7 1 (0.27%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.11%) Firmware
3 14 (3.84%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.55%) Docker
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.74%) SCCM
1 10 (2.74%) SCVMM
2 5 (1.37%) AirWatch
2 5 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.37%) Puppet
3 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 87 (23.84%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.41%) HP
3 37 (10.14%) Oracle
4 36 (9.86%) Cisco
4 36 (9.86%) VMware
5 26 (7.12%) CheckPoint
6 22 (6.03%) IBM
7 18 (4.93%) Fortinet
8 16 (4.38%) Juniper
9 15 (4.11%) SAP
10 14 (3.84%) Citrix
11 13 (3.56%) EMC
11 13 (3.56%) NetApp
12 12 (3.29%) Tableau
13 10 (2.74%) BMC
14 9 (2.47%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.92%) Cognos
16 6 (1.64%) Fujitsu
16 6 (1.64%) Zend
17 5 (1.37%) Google