Period
to 1 March 2021

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 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 21 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 392 536 892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.96% 8.37% 11.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.58% 35.76% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 358 443 638
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% +12.05% +18.57%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 966 1,499 2,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.09% 23.41% 29.97%
Number of salaries quoted 610 1,158 1,594
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +8.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,911 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.03% +1.82% +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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 6 months to 1 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 138 £60,000 +26.32% 47
Worcestershire +6 81 £42,500 +70.00% 23
Warwickshire -8 69 £65,000 +25.00% 23
Staffordshire +11 23 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Coventry -16 19 £52,500 +9.38% 12
Walsall +22 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Shropshire -8 9 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Solihull +5 5 £22,500 -50.00% 4
Brierley Hill - 5 £42,500 -
Herefordshire -1 4 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Halesowen - 3 £25,000 - 6
Wolverhampton -12 2 £55,000 +1.85% 3
Wednesbury - 1 £30,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 162 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 100 (25.51%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (20.66%) Microsoft
5 76 (19.39%) Python
6 74 (18.88%) JavaScript
7 69 (17.60%) DevOps
8 65 (16.58%) Azure
9 64 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
10 61 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 57 (14.54%) Software Engineering
12 53 (13.52%) AWS
12 53 (13.52%) Linux
13 52 (13.27%) SQL
14 51 (13.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 50 (12.76%) Java
16 49 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
17 48 (12.24%) Windows
17 48 (12.24%) SC Cleared
17 48 (12.24%) Test Automation
18 46 (11.73%) Aerospace
19 43 (10.97%) Mathematics
20 42 (10.71%) Management Information System
20 42 (10.71%) Scrum
21 40 (10.20%) C#
21 40 (10.20%) HTML
22 38 (9.69%) Information Security
22 38 (9.69%) Fintech
23 37 (9.44%) Analytics
24 36 (9.18%) Mentoring

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 28 (7.14%) Confluence
2 18 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.53%) Camunda
3 6 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.53%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.28%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.28%) CMS
5 4 (1.02%) IIS
5 4 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.26%) Drupal
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) WinCC
Applications
1 18 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.55%) Figma
3 10 (2.55%) InVision
3 10 (2.55%) Sketch
4 7 (1.79%) AutoCAD
5 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.02%) Simulink
7 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.28%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.02%) Magento
3 4 (1.02%) Shopify
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.58%) Azure
2 53 (13.52%) AWS
3 35 (8.93%) SaaS
4 31 (7.91%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (5.87%) GCP
6 16 (4.08%) PaaS
7 15 (3.83%) Serverless
8 13 (3.32%) GitHub
8 13 (3.32%) IaaS
9 11 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.79%) Power Platform
13 6 (1.53%) npm
14 5 (1.28%) OneDrive
15 4 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (1.02%) Yarn
16 3 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
17 2 (0.51%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.16%) Firewall
2 12 (3.06%) Network Security
3 11 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.55%) DNS
4 10 (2.55%) LAN
5 9 (2.30%) WAN
6 8 (2.04%) Wireless
7 7 (1.79%) HTTP
7 7 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (1.53%) Internet
8 6 (1.53%) SAN
8 6 (1.53%) VoIP
9 4 (1.02%) Bluetooth
9 4 (1.02%) MPLS
9 4 (1.02%) PBX
9 4 (1.02%) SMTP
9 4 (1.02%) SNMP
9 4 (1.02%) VPN
10 3 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.79%) MySQL
4 7 (1.79%) Power BI
5 5 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.77%) BigQuery
7 3 (0.77%) Bigtable
7 3 (0.77%) Cloud Spanner
7 3 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.77%) MS Access
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.77%) Redis
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.51%) Tableau
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.40%) JIRA
3 22 (5.61%) Selenium
4 21 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.79%) gulp
7 7 (1.79%) NUnit
8 6 (1.53%) Robot Framework
8 6 (1.53%) TestNG
8 6 (1.53%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.28%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.02%) GitLab
10 4 (1.02%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.02%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.77%) Grunt
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.77%) Postman
12 2 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 46 (11.73%) Aerospace
2 36 (9.18%) Public Sector
3 27 (6.89%) Finance
4 21 (5.36%) Electronics
4 21 (5.36%) Games
5 17 (4.34%) Retail
5 17 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.83%) Automotive
7 10 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.30%) Marketing
8 9 (2.30%) Publishing
9 8 (2.04%) Law
10 4 (1.02%) Back Office
10 4 (1.02%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
11 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 3 (0.77%) Police
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Military
13 1 (0.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (16.07%) Developer
2 38 (9.69%) Software Engineer
3 33 (8.42%) Python Engineer
4 29 (7.40%) Junior
4 29 (7.40%) Systems Engineer
5 24 (6.12%) Architect
5 24 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 20 (5.10%) Principal Engineer
7 17 (4.34%) Analyst
8 14 (3.57%) Junior Developer
9 13 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.06%) Designer
10 12 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.06%) Embedded Engineer
10 12 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 12 (3.06%) Security Architect
11 11 (2.81%) Consultant
11 11 (2.81%) Junior Software Developer
11 11 (2.81%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.20%) HTML
2 35 (8.93%) Node.js
3 33 (8.42%) CSS
3 33 (8.42%) REST
4 30 (7.65%) .NET
5 26 (6.63%) Flask
6 24 (6.12%) Django
7 20 (5.10%) React
7 20 (5.10%) Vue.js
8 18 (4.59%) HTML5
9 15 (3.83%) Jest
10 14 (3.57%) CSS3
11 11 (2.81%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.55%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 9 (2.30%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.04%) XML
14 8 (2.04%) YAML
15 7 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.08%) User Experience
5 13 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.81%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.55%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (2.55%) Mobile Games
8 9 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.79%) Replication
10 6 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.53%) VHDL
10 6 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (1.02%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.52%) Linux
2 48 (12.24%) Windows
3 33 (8.42%) Unix
4 13 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.06%) Android
6 10 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 100 (25.51%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (17.60%) DevOps
5 57 (14.54%) Software Engineering
6 49 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 48 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 43 (10.97%) Mathematics
9 42 (10.71%) Scrum
10 38 (9.69%) Fintech
10 38 (9.69%) Information Security
11 37 (9.44%) Analytics
12 36 (9.18%) Configuration Management
12 36 (9.18%) Mentoring
13 35 (8.93%) SDLC
14 34 (8.67%) Decision-Making
15 32 (8.16%) TDD
16 31 (7.91%) Coaching
16 31 (7.91%) Project Management
16 31 (7.91%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.39%) Python
2 74 (18.88%) JavaScript
3 52 (13.27%) SQL
4 50 (12.76%) Java
5 40 (10.20%) C#
6 32 (8.16%) C++
7 22 (5.61%) Perl
8 21 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.85%) ES6
10 17 (4.34%) C
11 12 (3.06%) PHP
11 12 (3.06%) TypeScript
12 11 (2.81%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.04%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.28%) R
14 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.02%) Go
15 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (5.36%) HNC
5 21 (5.36%) MCSE
6 20 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.59%) CISSP
8 15 (3.83%) ISTQB
9 13 (3.32%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.81%) CCNP
11 9 (2.30%) CSPO
11 9 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.30%) MCSA
11 9 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.04%) CCENT
12 8 (2.04%) HND
13 6 (1.53%) CCNA
14 5 (1.28%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.28%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.57%) QA
2 12 (3.06%) SLA
3 8 (2.04%) GDPR
3 8 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.28%) GxP
4 5 (1.28%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (1.02%) MISRA
5 4 (1.02%) NEBOSH
6 3 (0.77%) NIST
7 2 (0.51%) COBIT
7 2 (0.51%) COSO
7 2 (0.51%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.26%) NCSC
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.06%) Docker
3 12 (3.06%) vSphere
4 8 (2.04%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.04%) Firmware
5 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.26%) NFS
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (4.85%) Terraform
2 18 (4.59%) Ansible
3 15 (3.83%) SCCM
4 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.79%) Puppet
7 6 (1.53%) CSIRT
7 6 (1.53%) Salt
7 6 (1.53%) SELinux
8 5 (1.28%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.77%) CASB
9 3 (0.77%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.51%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.51%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.26%) Grafana
11 1 (0.26%) Nagios
11 1 (0.26%) Opsgenie
11 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 81 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.14%) VMware
3 23 (5.87%) Cisco
4 20 (5.10%) TOWER Software
5 13 (3.32%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.06%) IBM
6 12 (3.06%) Oracle
7 10 (2.55%) Sparx
8 8 (2.04%) FireEye
8 8 (2.04%) Google
8 8 (2.04%) McAfee
8 8 (2.04%) Symantec
8 8 (2.04%) Tanium
9 7 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.53%) Arista
11 5 (1.28%) Juniper
12 4 (1.02%) Avaya
12 4 (1.02%) Ericsson
12 4 (1.02%) Mitel
13 3 (0.77%) Huawei