Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 846 1,180 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.76% 12.57% 9.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.99% 46.55% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 581 799 842
West Midlands median annual salary £43,620 £40,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.04% +25.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £61,250 £56,363
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2,227 2,535 2,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.31% 27.01% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,523 1,628 1,921
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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
Warwickshire +2 205 £47,500 +12.43% 35
Birmingham -18 205 £45,000 +20.00% 70
Worcestershire -1 143 £40,000 -11.11% 46
Coventry +2 107 £42,120 -7.43% 18
Staffordshire +8 78 £40,000 +15.94% 37
Shropshire -5 26 £31,500 +6.78% 10
Solihull -29 17 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Herefordshire -26 8 £47,500 -32.14% 3
Wolverhampton +7 7 £27,500 -19.12% 1
Dudley +1 6 £25,000 -3.85%
Stourbridge 0 1 £47,500 -44.12%
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 £19,500 -29.09% 6
Walsall -1 1 - - 4
West Bromwich -2 1 £32,500 +6.56% 1
Willenhall - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 255 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (23.52%) Computer Science
4 197 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
5 184 (21.75%) Software Engineering
6 172 (20.33%) Microsoft
7 159 (18.79%) SQL
8 137 (16.19%) C#
9 131 (15.48%) Mathematics
10 124 (14.66%) SQL Server
11 119 (14.07%) ITIL
12 114 (13.48%) Project Management
12 114 (13.48%) Security Cleared
13 111 (13.12%) Linux
14 103 (12.17%) .NET
15 102 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
16 100 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
16 100 (11.82%) Telecoms
17 99 (11.70%) C
18 98 (11.58%) JavaScript
19 90 (10.64%) Finance
19 90 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
20 86 (10.17%) Windows
21 85 (10.05%) Analytics
22 84 (9.93%) HTML
23 82 (9.69%) Java
24 81 (9.57%) Electronics
25 77 (9.10%) Retail
25 77 (9.10%) CSS
26 76 (8.98%) SC Cleared

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 16 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.77%) Apache
3 13 (1.54%) ArcGIS
4 12 (1.42%) Confluence
5 9 (1.06%) CMS
5 9 (1.06%) IIS
6 8 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.71%) JBoss
8 5 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.35%) nginx
10 3 (0.35%) SAS
10 3 (0.35%) WinCC
11 2 (0.24%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.24%) Liferay
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.59%) Simulink
6 4 (0.47%) CATIA
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.24%) InVision
8 2 (0.24%) Sketch
8 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.24%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) Marvel
9 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) SAP Business One
2 8 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.59%) Infor LN
5 4 (0.47%) HFM
5 4 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 102 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.78%) Serverless
4 17 (2.01%) Office 365
5 16 (1.89%) IaaS
5 16 (1.89%) PaaS
5 16 (1.89%) SaaS
6 15 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.77%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.06%) Azure Stack
8 7 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.47%) GitHub
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.35%) Route 53
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.38%) Internet
2 41 (4.85%) Firewall
3 40 (4.73%) Wireless
4 33 (3.90%) Network Security
5 26 (3.07%) LAN
6 22 (2.60%) DNS
7 20 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.36%) WAN
8 17 (2.01%) VoIP
9 14 (1.65%) Broadband
10 13 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (1.54%) SNMP
11 12 (1.42%) DHCP
11 12 (1.42%) MPLS
11 12 (1.42%) OSPF
11 12 (1.42%) SMS
12 10 (1.18%) BGP
13 8 (0.95%) Multicast
13 8 (0.95%) VPN
14 7 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.15%) MySQL
3 49 (5.79%) Big Data
4 25 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.36%) OLAP
7 19 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.01%) QlikView
9 15 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (1.77%) Power BI
10 14 (1.65%) Couchbase
11 13 (1.54%) GIS
12 12 (1.42%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.30%) Qlik Sense
13 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.18%) SQLite
15 9 (1.06%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 54 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 40 (4.73%) Rational DOORS
3 31 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 26 (3.07%) JIRA
6 15 (1.77%) gulp
7 13 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (1.06%) Selenium
9 8 (0.95%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.71%) StarTeam
10 6 (0.71%) Subversion
11 5 (0.59%) GitLab
11 5 (0.59%) NUnit
11 5 (0.59%) Protractor
11 5 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.47%) IDA Disassembler
12 4 (0.47%) OllyDbg
13 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.35%) Moq
13 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
General
1 100 (11.82%) Telecoms
2 90 (10.64%) Finance
3 81 (9.57%) Electronics
4 77 (9.10%) Retail
5 59 (6.97%) Marketing
6 48 (5.67%) Manufacturing
7 47 (5.56%) Aerospace
7 47 (5.56%) Automotive
8 26 (3.07%) Games
9 25 (2.96%) Legal
10 12 (1.42%) Advertising
11 11 (1.30%) Military
12 8 (0.95%) Law
13 7 (0.83%) Local Government
14 6 (0.71%) Publishing
15 5 (0.59%) Billing
15 5 (0.59%) Front Office
16 4 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.35%) Banking
18 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 166 (19.62%) Developer
2 108 (12.77%) Analyst
3 76 (8.98%) Software Engineer
4 62 (7.33%) .NET Developer
5 61 (7.21%) Graduate
6 60 (7.09%) Architect
7 49 (5.79%) Embedded Engineer
8 47 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 42 (4.96%) C# Developer
10 39 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (4.37%) Software Developer
13 31 (3.66%) Consultant
14 26 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.84%) Graduate Analyst
15 24 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
16 20 (2.36%) Administrator
16 20 (2.36%) Electronics Engineer
16 20 (2.36%) Senior Electronics Engineer
17 19 (2.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.17%) .NET
2 84 (9.93%) HTML
3 77 (9.10%) CSS
4 72 (8.51%) Web Services
5 58 (6.86%) ASP.NET
6 45 (5.32%) AngularJS
7 43 (5.08%) jQuery
8 37 (4.37%) Node.js
9 36 (4.26%) HTML5
10 31 (3.66%) XML
11 28 (3.31%) .NET Core
12 27 (3.19%) WCF
13 25 (2.96%) CSS3
14 23 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (2.60%) .NET Framework
16 21 (2.48%) Spring
17 18 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (2.01%) Ajax
19 15 (1.77%) JSON
19 15 (1.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 197 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.09%) User Experience
3 59 (6.97%) Management Information System
4 46 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (5.20%) Driving Licence
6 39 (4.61%) Algorithms
7 30 (3.55%) CCTV
7 30 (3.55%) Internet of Things
8 29 (3.43%) VHDL
9 27 (3.19%) Social Media
10 25 (2.96%) Data Centre
11 18 (2.13%) Cyberattack
12 14 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.65%) Mobile Games
12 14 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
13 13 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.18%) Analogue Electronics
15 9 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (1.06%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.12%) Linux
2 86 (10.17%) Windows
3 46 (5.44%) Unix
4 20 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.65%) Mac OS
6 12 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.06%) CentOS
8 9 (1.06%) Solaris
9 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.59%) Android
10 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.59%) HPUX
10 5 (0.59%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (23.52%) Computer Science
4 184 (21.75%) Software Engineering
5 131 (15.48%) Mathematics
6 119 (14.07%) ITIL
7 114 (13.48%) Project Management
8 85 (10.05%) Analytics
9 75 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
10 73 (8.63%) Service Delivery
11 72 (8.51%) Scrum
11 72 (8.51%) Service Management
12 68 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
13 67 (7.92%) DevOps
14 59 (6.97%) Information Security
15 55 (6.50%) MVC
15 55 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (6.38%) Mentoring
16 54 (6.38%) PRINCE2
17 50 (5.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 159 (18.79%) SQL
2 137 (16.19%) C#
3 99 (11.70%) C
4 98 (11.58%) JavaScript
5 82 (9.69%) Java
6 72 (8.51%) C++
7 66 (7.80%) Python
8 41 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 33 (3.90%) PHP
10 32 (3.78%) Bash Shell
11 25 (2.96%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.77%) Embedded C
13 10 (1.18%) VBA
14 9 (1.06%) Scala
15 8 (0.95%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.83%) VB
17 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.71%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.59%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 114 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (8.98%) SC Cleared
4 64 (7.57%) HND
5 48 (5.67%) HNC
6 40 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (3.78%) CCNP
8 30 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 26 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
11 18 (2.13%) CISSP
12 16 (1.89%) PMP
13 15 (1.77%) PhD
13 15 (1.77%) PMI Certification
14 14 (1.65%) MCSE
15 13 (1.54%) Postgraduate
16 12 (1.42%) CCNA
16 12 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.95%) CISM
17 8 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.03%) GDPR
2 38 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (4.26%) QA
4 32 (3.78%) SLA
5 13 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.59%) GPG13
8 4 (0.47%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.47%) NEBOSH
9 3 (0.35%) DO-254
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.24%) HAZOP
10 2 (0.24%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.24%) PMO
10 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 39 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 30 (3.55%) Docker
4 19 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.42%) Firmware
6 9 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.31%) SELinux
2 20 (2.36%) SCCM
3 9 (1.06%) Puppet
3 9 (1.06%) SCOM
3 9 (1.06%) SCVMM
4 7 (0.83%) HAProxy
4 7 (0.83%) Netcool
4 7 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.71%) Nessus
6 5 (0.59%) Ansible
6 5 (0.59%) FTK
6 5 (0.59%) Salt
7 4 (0.47%) EnCase
8 3 (0.35%) WSUS
9 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 172 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 66 (7.80%) Oracle
3 47 (5.56%) Cisco
3 47 (5.56%) VMware
4 26 (3.07%) SAP
5 21 (2.48%) EMC
6 19 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 16 (1.89%) Fortinet
7 16 (1.89%) Tableau
8 14 (1.65%) Juniper
9 13 (1.54%) Citrix
9 13 (1.54%) Remedy
9 13 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.18%) McAfee
10 10 (1.18%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.06%) ArcSight
11 9 (1.06%) HP
11 9 (1.06%) IBM
11 9 (1.06%) Meraki
11 9 (1.06%) Splunk