Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 15 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 868 980 1,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.09% 9.96% 9.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.48% 43.42% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 597 746 799
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,840 £65,000 £57,500
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 2,256 2,257 2,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.83% 22.93% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,493 1,627 1,928
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Birmingham -1 365 £40,000 +6.67% 70
Coventry +7 126 £40,000 +33.33% 19
Warwickshire +9 125 £42,500 +25.00% 45
Staffordshire -3 64 £38,000 +28.81% 24
Worcestershire -7 55 £46,000 +22.67% 46
Solihull -5 32 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Shropshire +18 26 £34,500 -37.27% 4
Herefordshire -1 18 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Wednesbury - 6 £32,000 - 1
Dudley -11 4 £26,000 -30.67% 2
Sutton Coldfield -11 3 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Halesowen +31 2 £35,000 +66.67% 2
Wolverhampton -2 2 £34,500 +1.47% 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (29.38%) Computer Science
2 228 (26.27%) Software Engineering
3 226 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
5 190 (21.89%) Microsoft
6 187 (21.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 182 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
8 148 (17.05%) SQL
9 142 (16.36%) Project Management
10 137 (15.78%) JavaScript
11 131 (15.09%) ITIL
12 121 (13.94%) Mathematics
13 117 (13.48%) HTML
14 113 (13.02%) C#
15 109 (12.56%) Windows
16 104 (11.98%) SQL Server
17 99 (11.41%) CSS
18 93 (10.71%) .NET
19 91 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
19 91 (10.48%) Finance
20 90 (10.37%) Internet
20 90 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
21 87 (10.02%) Data Centre
21 87 (10.02%) Retail
22 86 (9.91%) C
23 85 (9.79%) Service Delivery
24 82 (9.45%) Scrum
25 80 (9.22%) Self-Motivation
25 80 (9.22%) GDPR
26 79 (9.10%) Linux

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 26 (3.00%) CMS
2 20 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.61%) Drupal
5 13 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (1.27%) Apache
7 9 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.04%) Joomla!
8 8 (0.92%) WordPress
9 7 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.69%) nginx
10 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.58%) Confluence
12 4 (0.46%) IIS
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.23%) DNN
Applications
1 66 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.84%) Simulink
5 6 (0.69%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.46%) SAP IBP
2 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.46%) SAP SCM
3 3 (0.35%) HFM
3 3 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.35%) Infor LN
3 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Shopify
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 72 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.92%) PaaS
4 32 (3.69%) Office 365
5 30 (3.46%) IaaS
6 21 (2.42%) SaaS
7 16 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.61%) npm
9 13 (1.50%) Serverless
10 9 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.04%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.69%) Slack
11 6 (0.69%) Trello
12 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.46%) G Suite
13 4 (0.46%) Google Play
13 4 (0.46%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.37%) Internet
2 74 (8.53%) Firewall
3 42 (4.84%) LAN
4 41 (4.72%) WAN
5 37 (4.26%) OSPF
6 22 (2.53%) DNS
7 21 (2.42%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.19%) MPLS
9 17 (1.96%) SAN
10 16 (1.84%) DHCP
10 16 (1.84%) NAS
11 15 (1.73%) Network Security
11 15 (1.73%) SNMP
11 15 (1.73%) VLAN
12 13 (1.50%) Kerberos
12 13 (1.50%) WLAN
13 12 (1.38%) RS-485
14 11 (1.27%) DSL
15 10 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (1.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.45%) MySQL
3 52 (5.99%) Big Data
4 35 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 31 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.76%) DB2
8 22 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
9 21 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (1.96%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.84%) MongoDB
14 13 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.38%) Power BI
15 12 (1.38%) QlikView
16 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.81%) Informix
18 6 (0.69%) Data Lake
18 6 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 42 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.38%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.34%) Selenium
4 28 (3.23%) JIRA
5 18 (2.07%) JMeter
6 17 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 14 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
8 13 (1.50%) Bower
8 13 (1.50%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.27%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (1.15%) PHPUnit
10 10 (1.15%) Protractor
11 7 (0.81%) ERwin
12 6 (0.69%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 5 (0.58%) Concordion
13 5 (0.58%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 91 (10.48%) Finance
2 87 (10.02%) Retail
3 77 (8.87%) Telecoms
4 70 (8.06%) Automotive
5 52 (5.99%) Electronics
6 40 (4.61%) Marketing
7 29 (3.34%) Publishing
8 26 (3.00%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.30%) Legal
10 11 (1.27%) Law
11 9 (1.04%) Advertising
11 9 (1.04%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.92%) Local Government
13 7 (0.81%) Billing
14 5 (0.58%) German Language
15 4 (0.46%) Banking
16 3 (0.35%) Avionics
16 3 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
16 3 (0.35%) Games
17 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 165 (19.01%) Developer
2 110 (12.67%) Architect
3 106 (12.21%) Analyst
4 69 (7.95%) Graduate
5 45 (5.18%) Software Engineer
6 41 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (4.49%) Consultant
8 38 (4.38%) Junior
9 37 (4.26%) Software Developer
10 31 (3.57%) Graduate Developer
11 30 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (3.11%) PHP Developer
13 26 (3.00%) Junior Developer
13 26 (3.00%) Network Engineer
14 25 (2.88%) Business Analyst
14 25 (2.88%) Embedded Engineer
15 24 (2.76%) .NET Developer
16 22 (2.53%) Technical Support
17 21 (2.42%) Administrator
17 21 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.48%) HTML
2 99 (11.41%) CSS
3 93 (10.71%) .NET
4 53 (6.11%) AngularJS
5 39 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 31 (3.57%) XML
7 30 (3.46%) CSS3
8 29 (3.34%) Web Services
9 27 (3.11%) HTML5
10 26 (3.00%) React
11 22 (2.53%) Spring
12 21 (2.42%) jQuery
13 16 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (1.73%) JSON
14 15 (1.73%) LAMP
14 15 (1.73%) Laravel
14 15 (1.73%) SOAP
15 14 (1.61%) Java EE
15 14 (1.61%) LDAP
16 13 (1.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 182 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (10.02%) Data Centre
3 80 (9.22%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (7.49%) Management Information System
5 48 (5.53%) Internet of Things
6 35 (4.03%) User Experience
7 33 (3.80%) Driving Licence
8 29 (3.34%) Embedded Systems
9 25 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.96%) CMDB
11 17 (1.96%) NHS
12 15 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.15%) Social Media
14 9 (1.04%) CCTV
15 8 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.92%) SCADA
16 7 (0.81%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.56%) Windows
2 79 (9.10%) Linux
3 36 (4.15%) Windows 10
4 35 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (1.38%) Unix
9 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.92%) Android
11 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.58%) Solaris
13 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (29.38%) Computer Science
2 228 (26.27%) Software Engineering
3 226 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
5 142 (16.36%) Project Management
6 131 (15.09%) ITIL
7 121 (13.94%) Mathematics
8 91 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 85 (9.79%) Service Delivery
11 82 (9.45%) Scrum
12 76 (8.76%) Analytics
13 70 (8.06%) Data Protection
13 70 (8.06%) Line Management
14 66 (7.60%) IT Strategy
15 65 (7.49%) Cybersecurity
16 63 (7.26%) CRM
16 63 (7.26%) Information Security
16 63 (7.26%) PRINCE2
17 61 (7.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (17.05%) SQL
2 137 (15.78%) JavaScript
3 113 (13.02%) C#
4 86 (9.91%) C
5 76 (8.76%) Java
6 50 (5.76%) PHP
7 46 (5.30%) C++
8 44 (5.07%) Python
9 35 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 34 (3.92%) VBScript
11 15 (1.73%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.61%) MATLAB
13 12 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.27%) Assembly Language
14 11 (1.27%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.15%) VB
16 9 (1.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 8 (0.92%) R
17 8 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 187 (21.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (5.65%) CISSP
3 46 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (5.07%) HNC
5 40 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (4.15%) Security Cleared
7 33 (3.80%) HND
8 29 (3.34%) CEH
8 29 (3.34%) Master's Degree
8 29 (3.34%) MCSE
9 26 (3.00%) ISEB
9 26 (3.00%) PMI Certification
10 23 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (2.42%) PMP
12 20 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
12 20 (2.30%) MCP
13 17 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
14 15 (1.73%) CISM
15 13 (1.50%) MCITP
15 13 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (9.22%) GDPR
2 48 (5.53%) QA
3 46 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (5.18%) SLA
5 23 (2.65%) ISO 26262
6 17 (1.96%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.96%) GPG13
7 14 (1.61%) COBIT
8 8 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.69%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.69%) PMO
11 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.35%) BS25999
12 3 (0.35%) HAZOP
12 3 (0.35%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.35%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.23%) DO-160
13 2 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 42 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.38%) Firmware
3 35 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.96%) Docker
6 15 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.15%) XenApp
8 9 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.69%) vSphere
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 36 (4.15%) SCCM
2 18 (2.07%) WSUS
3 14 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (1.15%) Ansible
5 9 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.04%) Puppet
6 8 (0.92%) SCOM
7 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.81%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.46%) SELinux
10 3 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.23%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 190 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.76%) VMware
3 56 (6.45%) Cisco
4 49 (5.65%) CheckPoint
5 47 (5.41%) Oracle
6 38 (4.38%) SAP
7 37 (4.26%) HP
8 32 (3.69%) Fortinet
9 28 (3.23%) Citrix
10 23 (2.65%) Google
11 22 (2.53%) NetApp
12 19 (2.19%) EMC
13 17 (1.96%) McAfee
14 14 (1.61%) Tableau
15 11 (1.27%) IBM
16 10 (1.15%) Avaya
16 10 (1.15%) Juniper
17 9 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 8 (0.92%) Atlassian
18 8 (0.92%) Cognos