Period
to 22 September 2018

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

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,020 989 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.69% 9.94% 11.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.37% 41.52% 41.36%
Number of salaries quoted 704 871 1,099
West Midlands median annual salary £41,707 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.16% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,450
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,050
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 2,352 2,382 3,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.96% 23.94% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,536 1,902 2,335
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,545 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.52% +1.36% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,080 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 +9 497 £37,500 - 80
Warwickshire +12 154 £42,500 +21.43% 50
Coventry -4 100 £47,500 +58.33% 15
Worcestershire +9 79 £45,947 +31.28% 24
Staffordshire -9 55 £38,000 +19.69% 38
Solihull +5 33 £47,500 +35.71% 11
Shropshire +26 27 £29,500 -37.89% 9
Herefordshire +17 15 £55,000 +40.13% 7
Wolverhampton -3 15 £34,500 - 5
Dudley - 7 £26,000 - 2
Walsall +5 6 £35,000 -63.16%
Wednesbury - 4 £32,000 - 1
Halesowen +16 1 £20,000 -4.76% 7
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 341 (33.43%) Computer Science
2 278 (27.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 257 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (21.96%) Microsoft
5 212 (20.78%) Software Engineering
6 205 (20.10%) SQL
7 180 (17.65%) C#
8 175 (17.16%) JavaScript
9 168 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
10 148 (14.51%) Self-Motivation
11 147 (14.41%) Windows
12 144 (14.12%) HTML
13 143 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
14 142 (13.92%) ITIL
15 139 (13.63%) Project Management
16 135 (13.24%) .NET
17 124 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
18 111 (10.88%) Data Centre
19 110 (10.78%) Java
20 109 (10.69%) CSS
21 102 (10.00%) Finance
22 99 (9.71%) Analytics
23 90 (8.82%) Service Delivery
24 87 (8.53%) VMware
24 87 (8.53%) Linux
25 83 (8.14%) Mathematics
26 80 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
27 79 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
28 78 (7.65%) Scrum
29 77 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel

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 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.96%) CMS
5 16 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.98%) WordPress
8 9 (0.88%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.59%) Apache
9 6 (0.59%) IIS
9 6 (0.59%) JBoss
10 4 (0.39%) Confluence
10 4 (0.39%) nginx
10 4 (0.39%) SAS
10 4 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.20%) Anypoint
Applications
1 79 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.94%) Simulink
5 11 (1.08%) Stateflow
6 9 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.69%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.20%) Blender
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.20%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.098%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.098%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.49%) SAP SCM
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.39%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.39%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.29%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.098%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.098%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.098%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 80 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (3.92%) Office 365
4 38 (3.73%) SaaS
5 29 (2.84%) PaaS
5 29 (2.84%) Serverless
6 24 (2.35%) IaaS
7 18 (1.76%) AdWords
8 16 (1.57%) Google Analytics
9 12 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.29%) Zapier
13 1 (0.098%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.098%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.35%) Internet
2 63 (6.18%) Firewall
3 38 (3.73%) OSPF
4 36 (3.53%) LAN
5 34 (3.33%) WAN
6 24 (2.35%) DNS
7 16 (1.57%) BGP
8 15 (1.47%) VPN
9 13 (1.27%) DHCP
9 13 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 13 (1.27%) Network Security
9 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.08%) SNMP
11 9 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (0.88%) FWSM
11 9 (0.88%) IPsec
11 9 (0.88%) MPLS
11 9 (0.88%) RS-232
11 9 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.20%) MySQL
2 53 (5.20%) NoSQL
3 44 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 30 (2.94%) Big Data
5 27 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.57%) Hazelcast
11 14 (1.37%) DB2
11 14 (1.37%) QlikView
12 12 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.88%) Power BI
15 8 (0.78%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.69%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.69%) GIS
16 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.86%) Maven
3 18 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.57%) JIRA
5 16 (1.57%) JUnit
5 16 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.78%) Selenium
8 7 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.59%) LSMW
9 6 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.49%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.49%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.39%) CANoe
11 4 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (10.00%) Finance
2 72 (7.06%) Marketing
3 71 (6.96%) Electronics
4 68 (6.67%) Automotive
5 65 (6.37%) Retail
6 35 (3.43%) Legal
7 33 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.24%) Publishing
8 25 (2.45%) Law
9 21 (2.06%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.67%) Local Government
11 13 (1.27%) Billing
12 10 (0.98%) Banking
13 9 (0.88%) Games
14 8 (0.78%) Advertising
15 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
16 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.29%) French Language
17 3 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (22.84%) Developer
2 139 (13.63%) Analyst
3 115 (11.27%) Architect
4 86 (8.43%) Graduate
5 63 (6.18%) Software Developer
6 52 (5.10%) Graduate Developer
7 49 (4.80%) Junior
8 47 (4.61%) Business Analyst
9 46 (4.51%) Consultant
10 45 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
11 39 (3.82%) Software Engineer
12 36 (3.53%) Graduate Software Developer
13 34 (3.33%) Team Leader
14 33 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.24%) Web Developer
15 31 (3.04%) C# Developer
16 30 (2.94%) Java Developer
16 30 (2.94%) Systems Architect
17 28 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
18 27 (2.65%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (14.12%) HTML
2 135 (13.24%) .NET
3 109 (10.69%) CSS
4 65 (6.37%) JSON
5 59 (5.78%) XML
6 51 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 48 (4.71%) Web Services
8 42 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (3.43%) Spring
10 33 (3.24%) ASP.NET
10 33 (3.24%) HTML5
11 30 (2.94%) jQuery
12 26 (2.55%) .NET Framework
12 26 (2.55%) Java EE
12 26 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (2.45%) Ajax
13 25 (2.45%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (1.76%) CSS3
15 18 (1.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 341 (33.43%) Computer Science
2 148 (14.51%) Self-Motivation
3 143 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (10.88%) Data Centre
5 61 (5.98%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.63%) User Experience
7 34 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 34 (3.33%) Social Media
8 33 (3.24%) Mobile App
9 31 (3.04%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.96%) CMDB
12 14 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.98%) PKI
14 10 (0.98%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.59%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 147 (14.41%) Windows
2 87 (8.53%) Linux
3 45 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.43%) Windows 7
5 32 (3.14%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.84%) Unix
7 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.27%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.18%) Android
12 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.69%) Solaris
13 7 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.29%) CentOS
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (20.78%) Software Engineering
3 168 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
4 142 (13.92%) ITIL
5 139 (13.63%) Project Management
6 124 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 99 (9.71%) Analytics
8 90 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 83 (8.14%) Mathematics
10 78 (7.65%) Scrum
11 77 (7.55%) Web Development
12 69 (6.76%) Service Management
13 67 (6.57%) MVC
14 66 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (6.18%) Validation
16 61 (5.98%) CRM
17 60 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (5.69%) PRINCE2
19 57 (5.59%) Line Management
20 55 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 205 (20.10%) SQL
2 180 (17.65%) C#
3 175 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 110 (10.78%) Java
5 63 (6.18%) Python
6 57 (5.59%) C
7 54 (5.29%) PHP
8 47 (4.61%) C++
9 37 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 36 (3.53%) VBScript
11 29 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.25%) MATLAB
12 23 (2.25%) Perl
13 21 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 10 (0.98%) Embedded C
15 10 (0.98%) Ruby
16 8 (0.78%) R
17 7 (0.69%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 278 (27.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 60 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (5.20%) Master's Degree
4 46 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
4 46 (4.51%) MCSE
5 36 (3.53%) MCP
6 35 (3.43%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.33%) CISSP
8 32 (3.14%) PMI Certification
8 32 (3.14%) PMP
9 30 (2.94%) ISEB
10 24 (2.35%) HNC
11 22 (2.16%) HND
12 20 (1.96%) CEH
13 19 (1.86%) CompTIA Security+
14 18 (1.76%) PhD
15 17 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
17 13 (1.27%) CISM
18 11 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.59%) SLA
2 42 (4.12%) GDPR
2 42 (4.12%) QA
3 40 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (2.55%) ISO 26262
5 18 (1.76%) GPG13
6 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.08%) PMO
7 9 (0.88%) HAZOP
8 7 (0.69%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.39%) MISRA
12 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.20%) COBIT
14 1 (0.098%) IASME
14 1 (0.098%) IFRS
14 1 (0.098%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.098%) MiFID
System Software
1 53 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (4.61%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.75%) Firmware
4 25 (2.45%) Docker
5 23 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.25%) vSphere
6 21 (2.06%) XenApp
7 19 (1.86%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.29%) Xen
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.098%) HDFS
11 1 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (2.84%) SCCM
2 14 (1.37%) SCVMM
2 14 (1.37%) WSUS
3 13 (1.27%) Ansible
3 13 (1.27%) vCenter Server
3 13 (1.27%) vMotion
4 12 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.18%) Puppet
5 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (0.39%) Kibana
6 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.39%) NetVault Backup
6 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (0.29%) Graphite
7 3 (0.29%) logstash
7 3 (0.29%) Nagios
7 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 224 (21.96%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.53%) VMware
3 50 (4.90%) Cisco
4 49 (4.80%) CheckPoint
5 44 (4.31%) Google
5 44 (4.31%) SAP
6 42 (4.12%) Xamarin
7 40 (3.92%) Citrix
8 37 (3.63%) HP
9 34 (3.33%) Oracle
10 31 (3.04%) Fortinet
11 27 (2.65%) Remedy
12 24 (2.35%) NetApp
13 23 (2.25%) EMC
14 21 (2.06%) Twitter
15 18 (1.76%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.57%) Juniper
17 15 (1.47%) Ivanti
18 14 (1.37%) BMC
19 13 (1.27%) Tableau