Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,085 893 1,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.14% 9.07% 11.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.32% 38.23% 43.35%
Number of salaries quoted 709 692 1,064
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,525 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,350 £56,000 £65,000
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 2,394 2,336 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.57% 23.71% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 1,790 2,286
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +4 419 £37,500 +15.38% 62
Warwickshire +1 167 £35,000 - 97
Coventry +9 155 £45,000 +50.00% 33
Worcestershire +24 108 £44,898 +49.66% 18
Staffordshire +5 90 £30,000 - 33
Solihull +7 47 £30,000 - 10
Wolverhampton -5 32 £25,437 -15.21% 2
Halesowen -21 13 £27,500 +12.24% 5
Shropshire -4 10 £34,500 +30.19% 9
Herefordshire +20 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Walsall -6 5 £44,750 +148.61% 2
Dudley -5 3 £37,500 +108.33%
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £27,500 -3.51%
West Bromwich +11 1 £30,500 -32.22%
Tipton - 1 £27,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 334 (30.78%) Computer Science
2 298 (27.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 270 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (22.58%) Software Engineering
5 226 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 214 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
7 213 (19.63%) SQL
8 192 (17.70%) ITIL
9 187 (17.24%) Windows
10 181 (16.68%) C#
11 170 (15.67%) Data Centre
12 167 (15.39%) Self-Motivation
13 150 (13.82%) Project Management
13 150 (13.82%) Java
13 150 (13.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 145 (13.36%) JavaScript
15 143 (13.18%) .NET
16 142 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
17 126 (11.61%) Service Delivery
17 126 (11.61%) VMware
18 125 (11.52%) HTML
19 120 (11.06%) Finance
20 115 (10.60%) CSS
21 110 (10.14%) Line Management
22 109 (10.05%) SQL Server
23 98 (9.03%) Marketing
24 95 (8.76%) Python
25 92 (8.48%) Mathematics
26 91 (8.39%) Analytics
27 84 (7.74%) Windows Server

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 27 (2.49%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (1.84%) JBoss
4 15 (1.38%) IIS
5 14 (1.29%) SAS
6 13 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.83%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.55%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.55%) WordPress
11 5 (0.46%) MTS
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.46%) WildFly
12 4 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.28%) Apache
13 3 (0.28%) CMS
13 3 (0.28%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 76 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 12 (1.11%) Simulink
6 10 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.65%) Siemens NX
8 7 (0.65%) SPSS
9 6 (0.55%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.37%) Doxygen
10 4 (0.37%) InDesign
11 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.28%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.092%) CATIA
12 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.57%) SAP SCM
2 16 (1.47%) SAP APO
3 8 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.65%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.55%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.46%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.092%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.092%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.092%) SAP VC
9 1 (0.092%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 71 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (4.79%) SaaS
3 48 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (3.04%) PaaS
5 25 (2.30%) Office 365
6 15 (1.38%) Google Analytics
7 12 (1.11%) IaaS
8 11 (1.01%) AdWords
9 8 (0.74%) CloudFront
10 7 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.55%) Serverless
11 6 (0.55%) Zapier
12 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.46%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.18%) GitHub
14 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.53%) Firewall
2 40 (3.69%) DNS
3 38 (3.50%) OSPF
4 35 (3.23%) NetScaler
5 31 (2.86%) Internet
6 30 (2.76%) DHCP
7 28 (2.58%) LAN
7 28 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.49%) WAN
9 24 (2.21%) Network Security
10 22 (2.03%) VPN
11 19 (1.75%) SNMP
12 17 (1.57%) BGP
13 16 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (1.47%) FWSM
13 16 (1.47%) IPsec
13 16 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (1.11%) Ethernet
15 11 (1.01%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.50%) Big Data
3 33 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (2.95%) MySQL
5 29 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 29 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.11%) GIS
10 12 (1.11%) Hazelcast
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.65%) EDRMS
12 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.21%) JIRA
4 17 (1.57%) Subversion
5 16 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.38%) Selenium
7 13 (1.20%) Maven
8 11 (1.01%) CANoe
9 10 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.83%) JBehave
10 9 (0.83%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.74%) GoCD
12 7 (0.65%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 6 (0.55%) JUnit
General
1 120 (11.06%) Finance
2 98 (9.03%) Marketing
3 58 (5.35%) Automotive
4 53 (4.88%) Retail
5 44 (4.06%) Electronics
6 37 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.12%) Legal
9 16 (1.47%) Banking
9 16 (1.47%) Games
10 15 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.20%) Advertising
11 13 (1.20%) Local Government
11 13 (1.20%) Publishing
12 10 (0.92%) Digital Economy
13 9 (0.83%) Billing
14 8 (0.74%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.74%) Law
15 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 254 (23.41%) Developer
2 178 (16.41%) Analyst
3 92 (8.48%) Graduate
4 79 (7.28%) Junior
5 76 (7.00%) Software Developer
6 68 (6.27%) Architect
7 59 (5.44%) C# Developer
8 52 (4.79%) Java Developer
9 48 (4.42%) Software Engineer
10 43 (3.96%) Graduate Developer
10 43 (3.96%) Technical Specialist
11 42 (3.87%) Junior Developer
12 40 (3.69%) .NET Developer
12 40 (3.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 37 (3.41%) Consultant
13 37 (3.41%) Web Developer
14 33 (3.04%) Business Analyst
15 32 (2.95%) IT Manager
16 30 (2.76%) Senior Developer
17 27 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (13.18%) .NET
2 125 (11.52%) HTML
3 115 (10.60%) CSS
4 80 (7.37%) ASP.NET
5 53 (4.88%) AngularJS
6 48 (4.42%) JSON
7 46 (4.24%) Web Services
8 44 (4.06%) XML
9 38 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 36 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (3.23%) Spring
12 32 (2.95%) Node.js
13 30 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (2.30%) jQuery
15 24 (2.21%) KnockoutJS
16 22 (2.03%) Entity Framework
17 21 (1.94%) REST
18 20 (1.84%) HTML5
18 20 (1.84%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 334 (30.78%) Computer Science
2 170 (15.67%) Data Centre
3 167 (15.39%) Self-Motivation
4 142 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.78%) CMDB
5 41 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 36 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 33 (3.04%) User Experience
8 29 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.67%) Social Media
9 17 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.57%) Graphic Design
10 16 (1.47%) Fintech
10 16 (1.47%) PKI
11 14 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
12 12 (1.11%) AS400
12 12 (1.11%) iSeries
13 10 (0.92%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 187 (17.24%) Windows
2 84 (7.74%) Windows Server
3 79 (7.28%) Linux
4 51 (4.70%) Windows 7
5 39 (3.59%) Windows 10
6 24 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.38%) Unix
9 14 (1.29%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.11%) Android
10 12 (1.11%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.01%) Mac OS
11 11 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
12 4 (0.37%) SafeRTOS
12 4 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (22.58%) Software Engineering
3 214 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
4 192 (17.70%) ITIL
5 150 (13.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 150 (13.82%) Project Management
6 126 (11.61%) Service Delivery
7 110 (10.14%) Line Management
8 92 (8.48%) Mathematics
9 91 (8.39%) Analytics
10 78 (7.19%) PRINCE2
11 72 (6.64%) Mentoring
11 72 (6.64%) MVC
11 72 (6.64%) Presales
12 71 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
12 71 (6.54%) SDLC
12 71 (6.54%) Web Development
13 70 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
14 66 (6.08%) Service Management
15 59 (5.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 213 (19.63%) SQL
2 181 (16.68%) C#
3 150 (13.82%) Java
4 145 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 95 (8.76%) Python
6 62 (5.71%) C++
7 41 (3.78%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.59%) PHP
9 32 (2.95%) C
10 27 (2.49%) R
11 25 (2.30%) ABAP
12 24 (2.21%) VBScript
13 21 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 17 (1.57%) MATLAB
16 14 (1.29%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.20%) Perl
18 12 (1.11%) VB
19 11 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 298 (27.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 71 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
3 50 (4.61%) MCP
4 45 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 40 (3.69%) ISEB
7 33 (3.04%) Master's Degree
7 33 (3.04%) MCSE
7 33 (3.04%) PMI Certification
8 31 (2.86%) PMP
9 30 (2.76%) CISSP
9 30 (2.76%) PhD
10 29 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (2.40%) CCNP
12 24 (2.21%) SC Cleared
13 23 (2.12%) Numerate Degree
13 23 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.94%) SAP Certification
15 19 (1.75%) HND
16 15 (1.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.18%) SLA
2 62 (5.71%) QA
3 32 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.38%) GDPR
5 13 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.11%) PMO
7 11 (1.01%) ISO 9001
7 11 (1.01%) MISRA
8 7 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.65%) GPG13
8 7 (0.65%) IEC 62304
9 6 (0.55%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.46%) HAZOP
11 4 (0.37%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.37%) P3O
12 3 (0.28%) COBIT
12 3 (0.28%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.092%) BS7666
System Software
1 75 (6.91%) Active Directory
1 75 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.69%) Hyper-V
3 38 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 35 (3.23%) XenApp
4 35 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 29 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (2.67%) vSphere
6 14 (1.29%) Docker
7 13 (1.20%) Firmware
8 8 (0.74%) Xen
9 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.092%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (4.42%) SCVMM
2 30 (2.76%) SCCM
3 24 (2.21%) vCenter Server
3 24 (2.21%) vMotion
4 11 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.01%) SCOrch
5 10 (0.92%) Nagios
6 8 (0.74%) Ansible
6 8 (0.74%) Graphite
6 8 (0.74%) Kibana
6 8 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.74%) logstash
6 8 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
7 7 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.55%) Puppet
8 6 (0.55%) WSUS
9 4 (0.37%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.28%) Marathon
Vendors
1 226 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 126 (11.61%) VMware
3 76 (7.00%) Citrix
4 52 (4.79%) Cisco
5 45 (4.15%) CheckPoint
6 42 (3.87%) SAP
7 39 (3.59%) Fortinet
7 39 (3.59%) Oracle
8 31 (2.86%) BMC
9 28 (2.58%) HP
10 27 (2.49%) Google
11 25 (2.30%) Adobe
11 25 (2.30%) Ivanti
12 23 (2.12%) Juniper
13 18 (1.66%) IBM
13 18 (1.66%) Twitter
14 16 (1.47%) CA
14 16 (1.47%) EMC
14 16 (1.47%) F5
15 15 (1.38%) Salesforce.com