The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 503 636 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.70% 10.44% 9.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.50% 40.13% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 406 485 430
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,698 £22,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £51,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1242 1585 1493
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.96% 26.02% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1138 1155
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 173 £35,000 +7.69% 33
Coventry -6 99 £32,000 +6.66% 8
Warwickshire -12 72 £35,000 -28.57% 9
Staffordshire 0 50 £28,908 +11.18% 6
Worcestershire +13 36 £35,000 +21.73% 2
Shropshire -1 17 £47,500 +26.66%
Wolverhampton -4 12 £32,500 -9.72%
Solihull -22 12 £28,000 -56.92% 4
Halesowen - 8 £35,000 - 1
Herefordshire -5 7 £37,500 +50.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield -4 1 £28,500 +22.58% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 301 (31.13%) Computer Science
2 220 (22.75%) C#
3 213 (22.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 207 (21.41%) SQL
4 207 (21.41%) .NET
5 194 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (19.54%) SQL Server
7 188 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 183 (18.92%) HTML
9 177 (18.30%) Software Engineering
10 165 (17.06%) CSS
11 160 (16.55%) JavaScript
12 118 (12.20%) ITIL
12 118 (12.20%) MVC
13 117 (12.10%) Finance
13 117 (12.10%) ASP.NET
14 113 (11.69%) Java
15 108 (11.17%) Project Management
16 107 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
17 101 (10.44%) Mathematics
18 99 (10.24%) Windows
19 96 (9.93%) Web Development
20 92 (9.51%) C++
21 90 (9.31%) Linux
22 83 (8.58%) Data Centre
23 81 (8.38%) Oracle
24 76 (7.86%) SDLC
25 75 (7.76%) jQuery
26 72 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
27 69 (7.14%) Python

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 27 (2.79%) IIS
2 20 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.65%) CMS
4 14 (1.45%) Drupal
5 12 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.24%) SAS
6 11 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 10 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (1.03%) WordPress
8 9 (0.93%) ArcGIS
8 9 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.62%) JBoss
11 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.31%) Apache
12 3 (0.31%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.31%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.72%) Maple
7 6 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.31%) Autodesk Inventor
9 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.10%) Simulink
10 1 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.10%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.72%) Magento
3 6 (0.62%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.62%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.41%) assyst
5 4 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.41%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.31%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.10%) SaaS
4 19 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.45%) Office 365
6 13 (1.34%) PaaS
7 12 (1.24%) IaaS
8 6 (0.62%) GitHub
9 4 (0.41%) G Suite
9 4 (0.41%) Slack
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.21%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.21%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.21%) Force.com
11 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.00%) Firewall
2 51 (5.27%) WAN
3 40 (4.14%) LAN
4 25 (2.59%) VPN
5 23 (2.38%) Internet
6 22 (2.28%) DNS
7 20 (2.07%) HTTP
7 20 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.96%) Network Security
9 18 (1.86%) OSPF
10 14 (1.45%) SAN
11 13 (1.34%) DHCP
12 12 (1.24%) VLAN
12 12 (1.24%) Wireless
13 9 (0.93%) Skype
14 8 (0.83%) 802.11
15 7 (0.72%) SNMP
16 6 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.62%) MPLS
16 6 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.79%) MySQL
3 28 (2.90%) Big Data
4 24 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.28%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.55%) DB2
10 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.03%) Power BI
12 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.93%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.83%) GIS
14 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.24%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.17%) JIRA
4 18 (1.86%) JUnit
5 12 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.03%) Clang
6 10 (1.03%) git-flow
7 8 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.83%) Selenium
8 7 (0.72%) LabVIEW
8 7 (0.72%) LSMW
8 7 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.72%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.52%) JBehave
9 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.41%) CA Gen
10 4 (0.41%) Maven
10 4 (0.41%) Subversion
11 3 (0.31%) NUnit
General
1 117 (12.10%) Finance
2 68 (7.03%) Retail
3 62 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 57 (5.89%) Electronics
5 54 (5.58%) Marketing
6 52 (5.38%) Automotive
7 27 (2.79%) Games
8 21 (2.17%) Publishing
9 20 (2.07%) Banking
10 15 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.24%) Legal
12 11 (1.14%) Advertising
13 9 (0.93%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.62%) Billing
15 5 (0.52%) French Language
15 5 (0.52%) German Language
16 4 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.31%) Danish Language
17 3 (0.31%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 311 (32.16%) Developer
2 158 (16.34%) Analyst
3 118 (12.20%) Junior
4 115 (11.89%) Graduate
5 89 (9.20%) C# Developer
6 84 (8.69%) Junior Developer
7 72 (7.45%) Graduate Developer
8 68 (7.03%) Software Developer
9 66 (6.83%) Architect
10 60 (6.20%) .NET Developer
11 52 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 44 (4.55%) Junior C# Developer
13 42 (4.34%) PHP Developer
14 40 (4.14%) Business Analyst
14 40 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
16 34 (3.52%) Java Developer
16 34 (3.52%) Senior Developer
17 33 (3.41%) Network Engineer
17 33 (3.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (21.41%) .NET
2 183 (18.92%) HTML
3 165 (17.06%) CSS
4 117 (12.10%) ASP.NET
5 75 (7.76%) jQuery
6 56 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 51 (5.27%) Web Services
8 46 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 45 (4.65%) XML
10 40 (4.14%) HTML5
11 26 (2.69%) REST
12 25 (2.59%) .NET Framework
13 24 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 24 (2.48%) J2EE
13 24 (2.48%) SOAP
14 21 (2.17%) RESTful
15 20 (2.07%) Hibernate
16 19 (1.96%) Ajax
17 18 (1.86%) CSS3
17 18 (1.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 301 (31.13%) Computer Science
2 107 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (8.58%) Data Centre
4 60 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.93%) User Experience
6 32 (3.31%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.90%) Driving Licence
8 23 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.45%) Mobile Games
11 13 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
12 12 (1.24%) CMDB
12 12 (1.24%) SCADA
13 11 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.14%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.03%) SystemC
15 9 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (0.93%) Graphic Design
15 9 (0.93%) Life Science
16 8 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.24%) Windows
2 90 (9.31%) Linux
3 26 (2.69%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.28%) Android
5 22 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 21 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 19 (1.96%) Unix
8 12 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.41%) VyOS
14 3 (0.31%) Solaris
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.10%) SUSE
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (18.30%) Software Engineering
3 118 (12.20%) ITIL
3 118 (12.20%) MVC
4 108 (11.17%) Project Management
5 101 (10.44%) Mathematics
6 96 (9.93%) Web Development
7 76 (7.86%) SDLC
8 62 (6.41%) OO
9 59 (6.10%) Test Automation
10 58 (6.00%) Presales
11 57 (5.89%) Mentoring
12 55 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 54 (5.58%) TDD
14 53 (5.48%) PRINCE2
15 50 (5.17%) Scrum
16 48 (4.96%) Service Delivery
17 42 (4.34%) E-Commerce
17 42 (4.34%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (22.75%) C#
2 207 (21.41%) SQL
3 160 (16.55%) JavaScript
4 113 (11.69%) Java
5 92 (9.51%) C++
6 69 (7.14%) Python
7 54 (5.58%) PHP
8 42 (4.34%) C
9 35 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.59%) VB
10 25 (2.59%) VB.NET
11 20 (2.07%) R
12 18 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.55%) Embedded C
14 15 (1.55%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.24%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.83%) ABAP
17 7 (0.72%) VBA
17 7 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 213 (22.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 65 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (4.03%) ISEB
4 35 (3.62%) HND
4 35 (3.62%) Master's Degree
5 32 (3.31%) CCNA
5 32 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (3.21%) MCSE
6 31 (3.21%) PhD
7 29 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (3.00%) MCP
7 29 (3.00%) Security Cleared
8 26 (2.69%) SC Cleared
9 22 (2.28%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.96%) PMP
11 18 (1.86%) GNVQ
12 17 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
13 16 (1.65%) CEH
13 16 (1.65%) CISSP
14 15 (1.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.58%) QA
2 46 (4.76%) SLA
3 21 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.86%) PMO
5 10 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.41%) P3O
8 3 (0.31%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.31%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.31%) DO-254
9 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.21%) MISRA
10 1 (0.10%) GPG13
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.10%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 44 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.00%) Firmware
4 15 (1.55%) Snort
4 15 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.03%) Docker
6 9 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.21%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.10%) vCloud
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.10%) vSphere
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.24%) SCVMM
2 11 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (1.03%) SCCM
4 8 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.52%) Puppet
6 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.41%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.21%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) Graphite
8 2 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.21%) Kibana
8 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.21%) logstash
8 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 188 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.38%) Oracle
3 59 (6.10%) VMware
4 54 (5.58%) Cisco
5 47 (4.86%) SAP
6 42 (4.34%) HP
7 36 (3.72%) CheckPoint
8 33 (3.41%) IBM
9 21 (2.17%) Fortinet
10 19 (1.96%) Citrix
11 18 (1.86%) EMC
11 18 (1.86%) Juniper
12 16 (1.65%) NetApp
13 15 (1.55%) Tableau
14 12 (1.24%) BMC
14 12 (1.24%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.14%) Adobe
16 10 (1.03%) Sitecore
17 8 (0.83%) Cognos
17 8 (0.83%) Google
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + 4 day working week
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 12 hours ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Online Resourcing
Salary: Salary negotiable plus car and broad ranging benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Flex Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days hol + workplace pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago