Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 509 359 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.89% 9.33% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.69% 36.19% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 275 256 321
Birmingham median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +25.38% -7.14% -

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 1,251 992 1,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.69% 25.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 686 741 944
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £23,075
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 215 (42.24%) Computer Science
2 186 (36.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 176 (34.58%) Software Engineering
4 145 (28.49%) Self-Motivation
5 144 (28.29%) Data Centre
6 127 (24.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 124 (24.36%) Microsoft
8 122 (23.97%) ITIL
9 113 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (20.43%) Service Delivery
10 104 (20.43%) VMware
11 96 (18.86%) Project Management
12 94 (18.47%) Windows
13 88 (17.29%) SQL
14 82 (16.11%) Line Management
15 78 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
16 76 (14.93%) Java
17 72 (14.15%) Root Cause Analysis
18 68 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (13.36%) Presales
19 65 (12.77%) JavaScript
19 65 (12.77%) Marketing
20 64 (12.57%) Due Diligence
21 62 (12.18%) Citrix
22 61 (11.98%) Firewall
23 60 (11.79%) C#
23 60 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
24 58 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
24 58 (11.39%) CheckPoint
25 57 (11.20%) Requirements Analysis

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 23 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 23 (4.52%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.55%) JBoss
4 12 (2.36%) WordPress
5 8 (1.57%) CMS
5 8 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.38%) SAS
7 6 (1.18%) Anypoint
7 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.18%) IIS
8 3 (0.59%) Apache
8 3 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 54 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.38%) Simulink
5 5 (0.98%) SPSS
6 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.47%) PaaS
3 31 (6.09%) SaaS
4 25 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (4.52%) IaaS
6 21 (4.13%) Office 365
7 15 (2.95%) AdWords
7 15 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (2.36%) Google Analytics
9 6 (1.18%) Zapier
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.39%) npm
10 2 (0.39%) Serverless
11 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.98%) Firewall
2 42 (8.25%) OSPF
3 26 (5.11%) LAN
3 26 (5.11%) WAN
4 25 (4.91%) DNS
5 24 (4.72%) NetScaler
6 17 (3.34%) BGP
6 17 (3.34%) VPN
7 15 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (2.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (2.95%) DHCP
7 15 (2.95%) FWSM
7 15 (2.95%) IPsec
7 15 (2.95%) SNMP
7 15 (2.95%) Software-Defined Networking
8 14 (2.75%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.16%) Ethernet
9 11 (2.16%) FlexRay
10 10 (1.96%) Internet
11 6 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.09%) Big Data
2 30 (5.89%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.73%) Hazelcast
7 11 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.57%) MySQL
10 7 (1.38%) Power BI
11 6 (1.18%) DTS
11 6 (1.18%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.79%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.59%) GIS
13 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.59%) QlikView
14 2 (0.39%) OLAP
14 2 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.39%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.16%) CANoe
4 11 (2.16%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.96%) JIRA
6 9 (1.77%) Maven
7 7 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.18%) GitLab
8 6 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (1.18%) Subversion
9 5 (0.98%) JUnit
9 5 (0.98%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.98%) Selenium
9 5 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.98%) TestNG
10 4 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.59%) WATIR
11 3 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (12.77%) Marketing
2 51 (10.02%) Finance
3 35 (6.88%) Retail
4 29 (5.70%) Publishing
5 27 (5.30%) Legal
6 26 (5.11%) Electronics
7 21 (4.13%) Automotive
8 14 (2.75%) Financial Institution
9 11 (2.16%) Banking
10 9 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.57%) Law
12 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.79%) Advertising
13 4 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.20%) French Language
15 1 (0.20%) Games
15 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (19.45%) Developer
2 56 (11.00%) Architect
3 44 (8.64%) Analyst
4 42 (8.25%) Java Developer
5 36 (7.07%) Graduate
6 35 (6.88%) SCCM Engineer
7 34 (6.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 34 (6.68%) Technical Specialist
8 31 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (5.11%) Junior
10 25 (4.91%) Graduate Developer
11 22 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 21 (4.13%) Software Engineer
13 20 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.73%) Citrix Specialist
14 19 (3.73%) Citrix Technical Specialist
14 19 (3.73%) Virtualisation Specialist
15 18 (3.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.34%) Graduate Software Developer
16 17 (3.34%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.63%) .NET
2 31 (6.09%) HTML
3 30 (5.89%) CSS
4 29 (5.70%) XML
5 27 (5.30%) Web Services
6 24 (4.72%) Spring
7 22 (4.32%) JSON
7 22 (4.32%) KnockoutJS
8 20 (3.93%) Hibernate
8 20 (3.93%) REST
8 20 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (3.73%) .NET Framework
9 19 (3.73%) Ajax
10 15 (2.95%) LDAP
11 12 (2.36%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.77%) J2EE
13 9 (1.77%) RESTful
14 8 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 215 (42.24%) Computer Science
2 145 (28.49%) Self-Motivation
3 144 (28.29%) Data Centre
4 68 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (8.06%) Management Information System
6 37 (7.27%) CMDB
6 37 (7.27%) Social Media
7 28 (5.50%) Public Cloud
8 18 (3.54%) Mobile App
9 17 (3.34%) User Experience
10 15 (2.95%) PKI
11 9 (1.77%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (1.38%) Fintech
14 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.79%) Clustering
16 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
17 2 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.47%) Windows
2 39 (7.66%) Windows 10
3 37 (7.27%) Windows 7
4 32 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.73%) Linux
6 13 (2.55%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.77%) Unix
8 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Android
10 2 (0.39%) CentOS
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (34.58%) Software Engineering
2 127 (24.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 122 (23.97%) ITIL
4 113 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (20.43%) Service Delivery
6 96 (18.86%) Project Management
7 82 (16.11%) Line Management
8 78 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
9 72 (14.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 68 (13.36%) Presales
11 64 (12.57%) Due Diligence
12 57 (11.20%) Requirements Analysis
13 54 (10.61%) Analytics
14 48 (9.43%) PRINCE2
15 41 (8.06%) ITIL V3
15 41 (8.06%) Service Management
16 39 (7.66%) Mentoring
16 39 (7.66%) TDD
17 35 (6.88%) Mathematics
18 33 (6.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.29%) SQL
2 76 (14.93%) Java
3 65 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 60 (11.79%) C#
5 37 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 35 (6.88%) VBScript
7 22 (4.32%) Python
8 15 (2.95%) PHP
9 13 (2.55%) C++
10 11 (2.16%) C
11 10 (1.96%) R
12 7 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.79%) Java 8
13 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.59%) PHP 7
14 3 (0.59%) XPath
15 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.39%) Perl
15 2 (0.39%) Scala
15 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 186 (36.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 53 (10.41%) MCP
3 50 (9.82%) ITIL Certification
4 49 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (9.04%) MCSE
6 37 (7.27%) PMI Certification
6 37 (7.27%) PMP
7 32 (6.29%) ISEB
8 25 (4.91%) CISSP
9 22 (4.32%) PhD
10 20 (3.93%) Master's Degree
11 19 (3.73%) CEH
12 18 (3.54%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (3.34%) Security Cleared
14 16 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (2.95%) CCNP
16 13 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
17 9 (1.77%) CIPD
17 9 (1.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.45%) SLA
2 24 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (4.72%) QA
3 18 (3.54%) GDPR
3 18 (3.54%) GPG13
4 8 (1.57%) ISO 26262
5 6 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.79%) PMO
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (7.86%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.30%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (4.91%) XenApp
4 25 (4.91%) XenDesktop
5 23 (4.52%) vSphere
6 15 (2.95%) Firmware
6 15 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (7.47%) SCVMM
2 36 (7.07%) SCCM
3 23 (4.52%) vCenter Server
3 23 (4.52%) vMotion
4 13 (2.55%) WSUS
5 6 (1.18%) Puppet
6 3 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.39%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.39%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 124 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 104 (20.43%) VMware
3 62 (12.18%) Citrix
4 58 (11.39%) CheckPoint
5 41 (8.06%) Cisco
6 40 (7.86%) Fortinet
7 28 (5.50%) HP
8 27 (5.30%) Google
9 24 (4.72%) Ivanti
10 23 (4.52%) EMC
11 22 (4.32%) NetApp
12 18 (3.54%) Oracle
12 18 (3.54%) Twitter
13 17 (3.34%) Juniper
13 17 (3.34%) Xamarin
14 16 (3.14%) BMC
15 15 (2.95%) CA
15 15 (2.95%) F5
16 14 (2.75%) Remedy
17 9 (1.77%) SAP