Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 242 754 1,010
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.45% 10.04% 11.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.40% 38.93% 42.96%
Number of salaries quoted 231 578 743
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +10.43% +16.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £71,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 647 1,937 2,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.26% 25.80% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 486 1,405 1,538
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.27% +8.40%
10th Percentile £26,292 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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 +7 78 £48,750 +17.47% 30
Warwickshire -9 52 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Coventry -3 30 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Worcestershire -5 22 £52,500 +23.53% 17
Staffordshire -5 20 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Shropshire -3 10 £45,000 +59.29% 7
Herefordshire +27 9 £50,000 +8.11%
Solihull +20 8 £52,500 +0.96%
Walsall +3 2 £26,500 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 2 £59,000 +114.55% 3
Sutton Coldfield +17 1 £47,500 +143.59%
Willenhall 0 1 £33,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 88 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.10%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (23.14%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (22.31%) Windows
5 51 (21.07%) Computer Science
6 50 (20.66%) Software Engineering
7 48 (19.83%) Microsoft
8 45 (18.60%) Azure
9 41 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (16.53%) JavaScript
11 39 (16.12%) Python
12 35 (14.46%) SQL
13 34 (14.05%) Mentoring
14 32 (13.22%) Project Management
15 31 (12.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (12.40%) C#
16 30 (12.40%) Mathematics
17 29 (11.98%) Linux
18 28 (11.57%) C++
19 27 (11.16%) HTML
19 27 (11.16%) CSS
19 27 (11.16%) AWS
20 26 (10.74%) Java
20 26 (10.74%) Information Security
21 24 (9.92%) Scrum
21 24 (9.92%) Unix
21 24 (9.92%) Analytics
22 23 (9.50%) DevOps
22 23 (9.50%) Decision-Making
22 23 (9.50%) .NET

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 7 (2.89%) Confluence
1 7 (2.89%) IIS
2 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
3 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.41%) Appian
4 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.41%) FileNet
4 1 (0.41%) JBoss
4 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.31%) Figma
2 8 (3.31%) InVision
2 8 (3.31%) Sketch
3 7 (2.89%) Simulink
3 7 (2.89%) TargetLink
4 3 (1.24%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.83%) Quantrix
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.60%) Azure
2 27 (11.16%) AWS
3 8 (3.31%) SaaS
4 7 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (2.89%) GCP
4 7 (2.89%) Office 365
4 7 (2.89%) Serverless
5 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.07%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) npm
8 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) Firewall
2 9 (3.72%) SAN
2 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.31%) DNS
4 7 (2.89%) DHCP
4 7 (2.89%) Internet
4 7 (2.89%) LAN
5 6 (2.48%) FlexRay
6 5 (2.07%) SNMP
6 5 (2.07%) WAN
7 4 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.65%) VPN
7 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.24%) HTTP
8 3 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.24%) Network Security
8 3 (1.24%) SMTP
8 3 (1.24%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.24%) VoIP
8 3 (1.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.26%) Data Lake
3 11 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.89%) Big Data
4 7 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.65%) Redis
6 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.24%) MySQL
7 3 (1.24%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.83%) QlikView
9 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) JIRA
2 8 (3.31%) Selenium
3 7 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.65%) NUnit
5 4 (1.65%) Postman
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.83%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.41%) gulp
8 1 (0.41%) jspm
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) Moq
8 1 (0.41%) MSTest
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
General
1 23 (9.50%) Automotive
2 19 (7.85%) Electronics
3 17 (7.02%) Finance
4 16 (6.61%) Public Sector
5 10 (4.13%) Law
6 9 (3.72%) Legal
7 6 (2.48%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.48%) Avionics
7 6 (2.48%) Police
8 4 (1.65%) Back Office
8 4 (1.65%) Games
8 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.24%) Retail
10 2 (0.83%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.83%) Marketing
11 1 (0.41%) Banking
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (10.74%) Analyst
2 24 (9.92%) Developer
3 19 (7.85%) Python Engineer
4 18 (7.44%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (6.61%) Software Engineer
6 15 (6.20%) Consultant
7 13 (5.37%) Embedded Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Junior
10 10 (4.13%) Architect
10 10 (4.13%) Designer
10 10 (4.13%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.72%) Administrator
11 9 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Graduate
11 9 (3.72%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.16%) CSS
1 27 (11.16%) HTML
2 23 (9.50%) .NET
3 20 (8.26%) REST
4 19 (7.85%) Node.js
5 16 (6.61%) React
6 11 (4.55%) jQuery
7 10 (4.13%) Jest
7 10 (4.13%) Vue.js
8 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 9 (3.72%) Django
8 9 (3.72%) Flask
9 8 (3.31%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.31%) HTML5
9 8 (3.31%) JSON
9 8 (3.31%) WCF
9 8 (3.31%) Web Services
9 8 (3.31%) XML
10 7 (2.89%) Sass
11 6 (2.48%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (28.10%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.44%) User Experience
4 15 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.31%) State Machine
6 7 (2.89%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.48%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.07%) BYOD
8 5 (2.07%) Cyberattack
8 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.24%) Clustering
10 3 (1.24%) PMI
10 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) VHDL
11 2 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.31%) Windows
2 29 (11.98%) Linux
3 24 (9.92%) Unix
4 7 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (23.14%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (21.07%) Computer Science
4 50 (20.66%) Software Engineering
5 41 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (14.05%) Mentoring
7 32 (13.22%) Project Management
8 30 (12.40%) Mathematics
9 26 (10.74%) Information Security
10 24 (9.92%) Analytics
10 24 (9.92%) Scrum
11 23 (9.50%) Decision-Making
11 23 (9.50%) DevOps
12 21 (8.68%) Use Case
13 20 (8.26%) Change Management
13 20 (8.26%) Fintech
13 20 (8.26%) ITIL
13 20 (8.26%) Test Automation
14 18 (7.44%) Microservices
15 17 (7.02%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.53%) JavaScript
2 39 (16.12%) Python
3 35 (14.46%) SQL
4 30 (12.40%) C#
5 28 (11.57%) C++
6 26 (10.74%) Java
7 19 (7.85%) Perl
8 15 (6.20%) T-SQL
9 14 (5.79%) C
9 14 (5.79%) R
10 12 (4.96%) PowerShell
11 10 (4.13%) ES6
12 6 (2.48%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.07%) PHP
13 5 (2.07%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.65%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.65%) VBA
15 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.24%) MAXScript
15 3 (1.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (8.26%) CISSP
3 19 (7.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.61%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.96%) CISM
6 11 (4.55%) CEH
6 11 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (4.13%) GCIA
7 10 (4.13%) GCIH
7 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (2.89%) HNC
10 6 (2.48%) A+ Certification
10 6 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.48%) SANS
11 5 (2.07%) CCNA
11 5 (2.07%) CCSP
11 5 (2.07%) MCDST
12 4 (1.65%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.09%) ISO 26262
2 17 (7.02%) NIST
3 12 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.31%) QA
5 7 (2.89%) MISRA
5 7 (2.89%) MISRA C
6 5 (2.07%) SLA
7 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.24%) GDPR
9 2 (0.83%) PMO
10 1 (0.41%) COBIT
10 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.13%) Firmware
3 6 (2.48%) Docker
4 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.24%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.24%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.24%) SELinux
4 3 (1.24%) Terraform
5 2 (0.83%) CASB
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.89%) Cisco
2 7 (2.89%) SAP
2 7 (2.89%) Splunk
3 6 (2.48%) Databricks
3 6 (2.48%) IBM
3 6 (2.48%) Red Hat
3 6 (2.48%) TOWER Software
4 5 (2.07%) McAfee
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle
5 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.65%) VMware
6 3 (1.24%) CommVault
6 3 (1.24%) FireEye
6 3 (1.24%) Juniper
6 3 (1.24%) Symantec
6 3 (1.24%) Tanium
6 3 (1.24%) Veeam
7 2 (0.83%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.83%) Palo Alto