Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 971 1,016 1,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.96% 9.68% 10.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.88% 38.41% 44.72%
Number of salaries quoted 748 807 978
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2,213 2,645 2,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.69% 25.19% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,600 1,931 2,034
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -1 363 £37,500 +15.38% 76
Warwickshire 0 148 £34,000 -2.86% 98
Coventry -2 120 £30,000 -16.67% 57
Staffordshire +24 105 £30,000 -14.29% 43
Worcestershire +19 72 £37,500 +25.00% 23
Solihull +3 51 £50,000 +14.29% 6
Wolverhampton -5 29 £34,000 +36.00% 3
Halesowen -29 20 £21,000 - 2
Herefordshire +5 8 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Shropshire -34 7 £55,000 +107.55% 16
Walsall -3 6 £65,500 +263.89% 1
Dudley +7 4 £37,500 +108.33%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 266 (27.39%) Computer Science
2 245 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (22.45%) SQL
4 199 (20.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 197 (20.29%) C#
6 192 (19.77%) Microsoft
7 189 (19.46%) Software Engineering
8 160 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
9 156 (16.07%) JavaScript
10 151 (15.55%) .NET
11 144 (14.83%) Project Management
12 141 (14.52%) Windows
13 126 (12.98%) ITIL
14 124 (12.77%) Java
15 120 (12.36%) SQL Server
16 118 (12.15%) HTML
17 112 (11.53%) Finance
18 111 (11.43%) CSS
19 107 (11.02%) ASP.NET
19 107 (11.02%) Marketing
20 93 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
21 92 (9.47%) Python
22 89 (9.17%) MVC
23 87 (8.96%) QA
24 81 (8.34%) C++
25 78 (8.03%) Scrum
25 78 (8.03%) Data Centre
26 77 (7.93%) Mathematics
27 76 (7.83%) Mentoring
28 75 (7.72%) 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 17 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.54%) JBoss
3 14 (1.44%) SAS
4 12 (1.24%) NetWeaver
4 12 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.93%) IIS
7 6 (0.62%) Confluence
7 6 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.41%) CMS
10 3 (0.31%) Drupal
11 2 (0.21%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 75 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.96%) Simulink
6 13 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.03%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.72%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.72%) SPSS
10 6 (0.62%) Doxygen
10 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.41%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.31%) ArcInfo
12 3 (0.31%) Autodesk Inventor
12 3 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.10%) CATIA
14 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.34%) SAP VC
3 12 (1.24%) SAP CRM
4 10 (1.03%) SAP APO
4 10 (1.03%) SAP SCM
5 8 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
6 7 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.72%) Magento
7 5 (0.51%) BPCS
7 5 (0.51%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 5 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.10%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.10%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.40%) SaaS
4 26 (2.68%) PaaS
5 23 (2.37%) Office 365
6 14 (1.44%) AdWords
7 12 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.13%) Google Analytics
9 10 (1.03%) GitHub
10 9 (0.93%) IaaS
11 5 (0.51%) npm
11 5 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.31%) Force.com
14 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
15 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.30%) Firewall
2 27 (2.78%) Internet
3 20 (2.06%) NetScaler
4 17 (1.75%) OSPF
5 16 (1.65%) LAN
5 16 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.65%) WAN
6 14 (1.44%) DNS
7 12 (1.24%) Network Security
7 12 (1.24%) VPN
8 11 (1.13%) HTTP
9 10 (1.03%) DHCP
9 10 (1.03%) SNMP
10 7 (0.72%) BGP
10 7 (0.72%) IPsec
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.62%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.62%) FWSM
11 6 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 15 (1.54%) MySQL
3 15 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 14 (1.44%) Big Data
4 14 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.13%) GIS
6 11 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.82%) DB2
9 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.62%) MS Access
11 5 (0.51%) Power BI
11 5 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.31%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 41 (4.22%) JIRA
1 41 (4.22%) Visual Studio
2 27 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.57%) Subversion
4 19 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.85%) JUnit
5 18 (1.85%) Selenium
6 15 (1.54%) Maven
7 13 (1.34%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (0.93%) Android Studio
9 9 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.93%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.93%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.93%) Xcode
10 8 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.72%) JBehave
11 7 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 112 (11.53%) Finance
2 107 (11.02%) Marketing
3 53 (5.46%) Retail
4 49 (5.05%) Electronics
5 45 (4.63%) Automotive
5 45 (4.63%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.57%) Games
7 20 (2.06%) Legal
8 19 (1.96%) Banking
8 19 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.75%) Publishing
10 13 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.34%) Law
10 13 (1.34%) Local Government
11 11 (1.13%) Billing
12 9 (0.93%) Advertising
13 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.41%) Military
15 2 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 237 (24.41%) Developer
2 183 (18.85%) Analyst
3 104 (10.71%) Graduate
4 92 (9.47%) C# Developer
5 86 (8.86%) Junior
6 72 (7.42%) .NET Developer
7 59 (6.08%) Software Engineer
8 58 (5.97%) Architect
8 58 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 52 (5.36%) Business Analyst
10 51 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (5.15%) Graduate Developer
12 48 (4.94%) Junior Developer
13 36 (3.71%) C# Software Developer
14 35 (3.60%) Graduate C# Developer
14 35 (3.60%) Java Developer
15 34 (3.50%) Consultant
16 30 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
17 29 (2.99%) Tester
18 27 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (15.55%) .NET
2 118 (12.15%) HTML
3 111 (11.43%) CSS
4 107 (11.02%) ASP.NET
5 71 (7.31%) XML
6 54 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 51 (5.25%) Web Services
8 38 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (3.60%) Node.js
10 32 (3.30%) REST
11 29 (2.99%) .NET Framework
11 29 (2.99%) jQuery
12 26 (2.68%) HTML5
13 22 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (2.16%) Spring
15 20 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
15 20 (2.06%) SOAP
16 19 (1.96%) Entity Framework
16 19 (1.96%) Middleware
17 17 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 266 (27.39%) Computer Science
2 160 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (8.03%) Data Centre
4 47 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 36 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.60%) User Experience
7 28 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.78%) Social Media
9 26 (2.68%) SCADA
10 22 (2.27%) Algorithms
10 22 (2.27%) Fintech
11 17 (1.75%) CMDB
12 16 (1.65%) BBC
12 16 (1.65%) Graphic Design
13 15 (1.54%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.13%) Blog
14 11 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 10 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
15 10 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 141 (14.52%) Windows
2 53 (5.46%) Linux
3 44 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.16%) Android
6 20 (2.06%) Unix
7 17 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.31%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (19.46%) Software Engineering
3 144 (14.83%) Project Management
4 126 (12.98%) ITIL
5 93 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 89 (9.17%) MVC
7 78 (8.03%) Scrum
8 77 (7.93%) Mathematics
9 76 (7.83%) Mentoring
10 73 (7.52%) Test Automation
11 69 (7.11%) Presales
12 68 (7.00%) SDLC
12 68 (7.00%) Service Delivery
13 65 (6.69%) Analytics
14 64 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (6.59%) Line Management
15 63 (6.49%) PRINCE2
16 52 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 52 (5.36%) TDD
16 52 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 218 (22.45%) SQL
2 197 (20.29%) C#
3 156 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 124 (12.77%) Java
5 92 (9.47%) Python
6 81 (8.34%) C++
7 62 (6.39%) C
8 32 (3.30%) R
9 28 (2.88%) PHP
10 27 (2.78%) MATLAB
10 27 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 23 (2.37%) ABAP
11 23 (2.37%) Perl
12 19 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.85%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.75%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.54%) XPath
16 13 (1.34%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.03%) Apple Swift
17 10 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 199 (20.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 53 (5.46%) ISEB
3 42 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
4 41 (4.22%) Security Cleared
5 30 (3.09%) Master's Degree
6 27 (2.78%) PhD
7 26 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.68%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.16%) CISSP
8 21 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (2.06%) PMI Certification
9 20 (2.06%) PMP
10 18 (1.85%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.85%) MCP
11 14 (1.44%) CEH
12 12 (1.24%) HNC
12 12 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.13%) NVQ Level 3
14 10 (1.03%) HND
14 10 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.96%) QA
2 41 (4.22%) SLA
3 20 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.85%) PMO
5 17 (1.75%) IEC 62304
6 11 (1.13%) GDPR
6 11 (1.13%) IEC 61508
7 10 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.03%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.93%) ISO 13485
8 9 (0.93%) MISRA
9 7 (0.72%) GPG13
9 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.62%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.41%) ISO 26262
11 4 (0.41%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.41%) P3O
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.10%) BS7666
13 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.37%) XenApp
3 23 (2.37%) XenDesktop
4 22 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.96%) Firmware
7 18 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.13%) vSphere
9 8 (0.82%) Docker
10 4 (0.41%) Snort
11 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.10%) HDFS
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (2.27%) SCVMM
2 10 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (1.03%) SCOrch
2 10 (1.03%) vCenter Server
2 10 (1.03%) vMotion
3 5 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (0.51%) SCCM
4 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.31%) Nagios
5 3 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.21%) Netcool
6 2 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.10%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 192 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.18%) VMware
3 53 (5.46%) SAP
4 50 (5.15%) Citrix
5 29 (2.99%) Google
6 28 (2.88%) Oracle
7 25 (2.57%) Adobe
8 24 (2.47%) CheckPoint
9 23 (2.37%) Cisco
10 20 (2.06%) HP
11 16 (1.65%) Fortinet
12 15 (1.54%) EMC
13 14 (1.44%) Ivanti
14 13 (1.34%) IBM
15 12 (1.24%) BMC
15 12 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.24%) Tableau
16 11 (1.13%) Apple
17 10 (1.03%) Juniper
17 10 (1.03%) NVIDIA