Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 419 355 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.07% 9.37% 8.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.75% 36.79% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 210 230 297
Birmingham median annual salary £37,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.15% -7.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,000 £21,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,054 965 1,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.85% 25.46% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 602 657 844
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,350 £24,650
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +1.25%

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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Degree.

1 173 (41.29%) Computer Science
2 156 (37.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 140 (33.41%) Data Centre
4 135 (32.22%) Software Engineering
5 119 (28.40%) ITIL
6 118 (28.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 117 (27.92%) Self-Motivation
8 103 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (23.87%) Microsoft
9 100 (23.87%) Service Delivery
9 100 (23.87%) VMware
10 93 (22.20%) Line Management
11 86 (20.53%) Project Management
12 85 (20.29%) Windows
12 85 (20.29%) SQL
13 71 (16.95%) Java
13 71 (16.95%) Presales
14 69 (16.47%) Citrix
15 64 (15.27%) Root Cause Analysis
16 58 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (12.89%) Requirements Analysis
17 54 (12.89%) PRINCE2
18 53 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 52 (12.41%) ITIL Certification
20 50 (11.93%) MCP
21 48 (11.46%) Firewall
21 48 (11.46%) SCVMM
21 48 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
22 47 (11.22%) Finance

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 24 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.34%) JBoss
3 9 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.67%) IIS
4 7 (1.67%) SAS
5 6 (1.43%) Anypoint
5 6 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.43%) WordPress
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 3 (0.72%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.48%) Confluence
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 38 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.67%) SPSS
4 4 (0.95%) Doxygen
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.88%) PaaS
3 33 (7.88%) SaaS
4 24 (5.73%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.58%) Office 365
6 12 (2.86%) IaaS
7 6 (1.43%) Zapier
8 5 (1.19%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.95%) AdWords
10 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.48%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.24%) npm
11 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.24%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.46%) Firewall
2 37 (8.83%) OSPF
3 35 (8.35%) NetScaler
4 24 (5.73%) LAN
4 24 (5.73%) WAN
5 22 (5.25%) DNS
6 19 (4.53%) VPN
7 16 (3.82%) BGP
7 16 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (3.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (3.82%) DHCP
7 16 (3.82%) FWSM
7 16 (3.82%) IPsec
7 16 (3.82%) SNMP
7 16 (3.82%) Software-Defined Networking
8 14 (3.34%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.63%) Ethernet
9 11 (2.63%) FlexRay
10 10 (2.39%) Internet
11 6 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.97%) Big Data
2 25 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.86%) Hazelcast
4 12 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.91%) GIS
7 7 (1.67%) MySQL
7 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.43%) DTS
8 6 (1.43%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.19%) Power BI
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.48%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (2.63%) CANoe
3 11 (2.63%) Maven
4 10 (2.39%) JIRA
4 10 (2.39%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.15%) Subversion
6 8 (1.91%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.91%) Selenium
7 6 (1.43%) GitLab
7 6 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.43%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.19%) WATIR
8 5 (1.19%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.95%) JBehave
9 4 (0.95%) JMeter
9 4 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 47 (11.22%) Finance
2 41 (9.79%) Marketing
3 15 (3.58%) Banking
3 15 (3.58%) Electronics
3 15 (3.58%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.10%) Automotive
4 13 (3.10%) Publishing
4 13 (3.10%) Retail
5 12 (2.86%) Legal
6 7 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.43%) Law
8 4 (0.95%) Advertising
8 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (18.38%) Developer
2 42 (10.02%) Analyst
3 41 (9.79%) Technical Specialist
4 40 (9.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 38 (9.07%) Java Developer
6 37 (8.83%) Architect
7 33 (7.88%) Junior
8 25 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (5.73%) Graduate
9 24 (5.73%) SCCM Engineer
10 21 (5.01%) Graduate Developer
11 20 (4.77%) C# Developer
12 19 (4.53%) Technical Support
13 17 (4.06%) Citrix Specialist
13 17 (4.06%) Citrix Technical Specialist
13 17 (4.06%) Virtualisation Specialist
14 16 (3.82%) Junior Developer
14 16 (3.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 16 (3.82%) Senior Network Specialist
15 15 (3.58%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.79%) .NET
2 32 (7.64%) CSS
2 32 (7.64%) HTML
3 24 (5.73%) ASP.NET
4 22 (5.25%) Web Services
5 18 (4.30%) XML
6 16 (3.82%) JSON
6 16 (3.82%) LDAP
6 16 (3.82%) REST
6 16 (3.82%) Spring
7 15 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (3.10%) Ajax
8 13 (3.10%) J2EE
8 13 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (1.91%) Hibernate
11 7 (1.67%) Java EE
12 6 (1.43%) HTML5
12 6 (1.43%) RESTful
12 6 (1.43%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 173 (41.29%) Computer Science
2 140 (33.41%) Data Centre
3 117 (27.92%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (8.11%) CMDB
6 29 (6.92%) Public Cloud
7 23 (5.49%) Social Media
8 19 (4.53%) Management Information System
9 16 (3.82%) PKI
10 14 (3.34%) Fintech
11 11 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.39%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.91%) User Experience
14 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.95%) Life Science
16 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
16 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.72%) Clustering
16 3 (0.72%) Graphic Design
16 3 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 85 (20.29%) Windows
2 41 (9.79%) Windows Server
3 35 (8.35%) Windows 10
4 25 (5.97%) Linux
5 24 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.63%) Unix
7 11 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.95%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (0.95%) SafeRTOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (0.72%) Android
9 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (32.22%) Software Engineering
2 119 (28.40%) ITIL
3 118 (28.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 103 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (23.87%) Service Delivery
6 93 (22.20%) Line Management
7 86 (20.53%) Project Management
8 71 (16.95%) Presales
9 64 (15.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 54 (12.89%) PRINCE2
10 54 (12.89%) Requirements Analysis
11 48 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (10.98%) Mentoring
13 34 (8.11%) Service Management
14 30 (7.16%) Analytics
15 29 (6.92%) Mathematics
16 28 (6.68%) ITIL V3
17 27 (6.44%) SDLC
18 26 (6.21%) TDD
19 25 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 85 (20.29%) SQL
2 71 (16.95%) Java
3 45 (10.74%) C#
3 45 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.79%) Python
5 26 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.73%) VBScript
7 20 (4.77%) R
8 12 (2.86%) PHP
9 9 (2.15%) C
10 7 (1.67%) C++
11 4 (0.95%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.95%) Perl
12 3 (0.72%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.72%) Java 8
12 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.72%) VB
13 2 (0.48%) Scala
13 2 (0.48%) XPath
14 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (37.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 52 (12.41%) ITIL Certification
3 50 (11.93%) MCP
4 33 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.64%) MCSE
6 30 (7.16%) PMI Certification
7 28 (6.68%) PMP
8 25 (5.97%) PhD
9 24 (5.73%) ISEB
10 23 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (3.82%) CCNP
13 12 (2.86%) CISSP
13 12 (2.86%) Master's Degree
14 10 (2.39%) CEH
15 9 (2.15%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.15%) Security Cleared
16 8 (1.91%) CIPD
16 8 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.11%) SLA
2 26 (6.21%) QA
3 13 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.67%) GPG13
5 6 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.43%) ISO 13485
5 6 (1.43%) PMO
6 5 (1.19%) GDPR
7 4 (0.95%) IEC 62304
7 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.95%) MISRA
7 4 (0.95%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.72%) P3O
9 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.24%) BS7666
10 1 (0.24%) COBIT
10 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 58 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (10.74%) Active Directory
3 38 (9.07%) Hyper-V
3 38 (9.07%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (8.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 35 (8.35%) XenApp
4 35 (8.35%) XenDesktop
5 27 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (5.73%) vSphere
7 9 (2.15%) Firmware
8 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 48 (11.46%) SCVMM
2 24 (5.73%) SCCM
2 24 (5.73%) vCenter Server
2 24 (5.73%) vMotion
3 11 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.43%) Puppet
4 6 (1.43%) WSUS
5 3 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (23.87%) Microsoft
1 100 (23.87%) VMware
2 69 (16.47%) Citrix
3 44 (10.50%) CheckPoint
4 40 (9.55%) Cisco
5 37 (8.83%) Fortinet
6 24 (5.73%) BMC
6 24 (5.73%) Ivanti
7 23 (5.49%) HP
8 17 (4.06%) Juniper
9 16 (3.82%) CA
9 16 (3.82%) F5
9 16 (3.82%) Oracle
10 12 (2.86%) EMC
11 11 (2.63%) Apple
11 11 (2.63%) NetApp
11 11 (2.63%) NVIDIA
12 10 (2.39%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.43%) webMethods