Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 488 355 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.14% 9.26% 10.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.10% 36.52% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 271 263 355
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £64,750 £60,750
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.57% - -

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 1,217 972 1,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.77% 25.37% 29.76%
Number of salaries quoted 690 730 939
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -6.59%
10th Percentile £24,988 £25,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,591 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.40% +1.48% -

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 179 (36.68%) Computer Science
2 157 (32.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 134 (27.46%) Software Engineering
4 103 (21.11%) Microsoft
5 101 (20.70%) Self-Motivation
6 100 (20.49%) Data Centre
7 97 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (19.67%) Project Management
9 88 (18.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 87 (17.83%) ITIL
11 85 (17.42%) SQL
12 84 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
13 74 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
14 72 (14.75%) Windows
15 67 (13.73%) VMware
15 67 (13.73%) C#
16 64 (13.11%) JavaScript
17 62 (12.70%) Service Delivery
18 58 (11.89%) Analytics
19 52 (10.66%) Root Cause Analysis
19 52 (10.66%) Marketing
20 50 (10.25%) Firewall
21 49 (10.04%) Finance
22 48 (9.84%) CheckPoint
23 47 (9.63%) Electronics
24 45 (9.22%) .NET
25 44 (9.02%) Java
25 44 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
25 44 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
25 44 (9.02%) Line Management

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 18 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.48%) CMS
3 16 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.05%) WordPress
6 9 (1.84%) Joomla!
7 7 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.02%) JBoss
9 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.41%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.41%) IIS
11 2 (0.41%) SAS
12 1 (0.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.20%) Confluence
12 1 (0.20%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.28%) Simulink
4 10 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.53%) PaaS
3 24 (4.92%) Office 365
4 23 (4.71%) IaaS
5 20 (4.10%) SaaS
6 14 (2.87%) AdWords
7 10 (2.05%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.61%) Zapier
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.20%) npm
10 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.25%) Firewall
2 37 (7.58%) OSPF
3 23 (4.71%) LAN
3 23 (4.71%) WAN
4 17 (3.48%) DNS
5 15 (3.07%) BGP
6 13 (2.66%) NetScaler
7 8 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (1.64%) DHCP
7 8 (1.64%) FWSM
7 8 (1.64%) IPsec
7 8 (1.64%) SNMP
7 8 (1.64%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.64%) VPN
8 7 (1.43%) DSL
8 7 (1.43%) DWDM
8 7 (1.43%) MPLS
8 7 (1.43%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.53%) Relational Database
2 21 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (3.69%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.69%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.48%) Big Data
5 14 (2.87%) MySQL
6 11 (2.25%) Hazelcast
7 9 (1.84%) QlikView
8 8 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.43%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.82%) Power BI
12 4 (0.82%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.41%) DTS
13 2 (0.41%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.07%) Git (software)
1 15 (3.07%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.23%) JIRA
3 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.02%) PHPUnit
5 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.82%) Maven
6 3 (0.61%) GitLab
6 3 (0.61%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.61%) JUnit
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.61%) TestNG
6 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.41%) CANoe
7 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (10.66%) Marketing
2 49 (10.04%) Finance
3 47 (9.63%) Electronics
4 34 (6.97%) Retail
5 25 (5.12%) Publishing
6 22 (4.51%) Automotive
6 22 (4.51%) Legal
7 15 (3.07%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.05%) Law
8 10 (2.05%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.64%) Local Government
10 7 (1.43%) Advertising
11 6 (1.23%) Banking
11 6 (1.23%) Brand Awareness
12 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.41%) French Language
14 2 (0.41%) German Language
15 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (18.24%) Developer
2 70 (14.34%) Architect
3 44 (9.02%) Analyst
4 37 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
5 36 (7.38%) Graduate
6 31 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (6.15%) Systems Architect
8 26 (5.33%) SCCM Engineer
9 23 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 23 (4.71%) Consultant
9 23 (4.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 22 (4.51%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.10%) Junior
12 19 (3.89%) Graduate Developer
12 19 (3.89%) Java Developer
12 19 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.69%) Senior SCCM Engineer
14 16 (3.28%) Web Developer
15 15 (3.07%) Graduate Software Developer
16 14 (2.87%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.22%) .NET
2 41 (8.40%) HTML
3 29 (5.94%) CSS
4 22 (4.51%) .NET Framework
5 20 (4.10%) XML
6 19 (3.89%) Web Services
7 15 (3.07%) Hibernate
8 14 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
8 14 (2.87%) Spring
9 12 (2.46%) REST
10 11 (2.25%) Ajax
10 11 (2.25%) HTML5
10 11 (2.25%) JSON
10 11 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (1.84%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.64%) LDAP
13 7 (1.43%) CSS3
13 7 (1.43%) Laravel
13 7 (1.43%) Vue.js
14 6 (1.23%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 179 (36.68%) Computer Science
2 101 (20.70%) Self-Motivation
3 100 (20.49%) Data Centre
4 74 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (8.20%) Management Information System
6 26 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
7 25 (5.12%) Social Media
8 19 (3.89%) CMDB
9 18 (3.69%) User Experience
10 16 (3.28%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.87%) Public Cloud
12 10 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
13 9 (1.84%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.64%) PKI
15 7 (1.43%) Driving Licence
16 6 (1.23%) Client/Server
17 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
19 2 (0.41%) Fintech
19 2 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.75%) Windows
2 30 (6.15%) Windows 10
3 29 (5.94%) Windows 7
4 22 (4.51%) Linux
5 20 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.46%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.25%) Unix
8 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.43%) Solaris
9 7 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.61%) Android
11 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.41%) CentOS
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (27.46%) Software Engineering
2 97 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (19.67%) Project Management
4 88 (18.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 87 (17.83%) ITIL
6 84 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (12.70%) Service Delivery
8 58 (11.89%) Analytics
9 52 (10.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 44 (9.02%) Line Management
10 44 (9.02%) Presales
11 38 (7.79%) CRM
12 36 (7.38%) Mathematics
12 36 (7.38%) Web Development
13 35 (7.17%) Data Protection
13 35 (7.17%) Service Management
14 34 (6.97%) PRINCE2
15 33 (6.76%) Due Diligence
16 30 (6.15%) TDD
16 30 (6.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 85 (17.42%) SQL
2 67 (13.73%) C#
3 64 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 44 (9.02%) Java
5 35 (7.17%) VBScript
6 26 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 25 (5.12%) PHP
8 19 (3.89%) C
9 16 (3.28%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.84%) C++
10 9 (1.84%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 9 (1.84%) Python
11 5 (1.02%) R
12 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.61%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.41%) Java 8
14 2 (0.41%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) XPath
15 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (32.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 40 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (7.79%) MCSE
4 35 (7.17%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (5.53%) CISSP
5 27 (5.53%) MCP
6 26 (5.33%) PMI Certification
6 26 (5.33%) PMP
7 23 (4.71%) Master's Degree
8 21 (4.30%) ISEB
9 19 (3.89%) CEH
9 19 (3.89%) Security Cleared
10 18 (3.69%) CompTIA Security+
11 15 (3.07%) HND
12 14 (2.87%) HNC
13 12 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (2.46%) PhD
14 11 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (1.84%) CIPD
16 8 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.40%) SLA
2 34 (6.97%) GDPR
3 26 (5.33%) ISO 26262
3 26 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (3.69%) GPG13
5 15 (3.07%) QA
6 4 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.82%) PMO
7 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.51%) Firmware
4 16 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (3.07%) XenApp
5 15 (3.07%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.20%) HDFS
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (5.74%) SCCM
2 14 (2.87%) SCVMM
2 14 (2.87%) WSUS
3 13 (2.66%) vCenter Server
3 13 (2.66%) vMotion
4 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.41%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.41%) Puppet
4 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 103 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.73%) VMware
3 48 (9.84%) CheckPoint
4 34 (6.97%) Citrix
5 32 (6.56%) Cisco
6 30 (6.15%) Fortinet
6 30 (6.15%) HP
7 25 (5.12%) Google
8 20 (4.10%) EMC
9 18 (3.69%) NetApp
10 17 (3.48%) SAP
10 17 (3.48%) Twitter
11 16 (3.28%) Xamarin
12 15 (3.07%) Ivanti
12 15 (3.07%) Juniper
13 13 (2.66%) Remedy
14 10 (2.05%) Oracle
14 10 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.64%) CA
15 8 (1.64%) F5