Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,192 989 1,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.56% 9.86% 11.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.64% 41.38% 41.85%
Number of salaries quoted 802 844 1,151
West Midlands median annual salary £40,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.38% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £62,500
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 2,556 2,390 3,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.94% 23.83% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,635 1,916 2,488
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +6 510 £37,500 +7.14% 65
Warwickshire +9 215 £42,000 +20.00% 61
Coventry +1 138 £45,250 +50.83% 34
Worcestershire +17 110 £45,000 +36.36% 22
Staffordshire -2 73 £35,000 +25.00% 28
Solihull +13 42 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Wolverhampton -8 26 £34,000 +4.62% 5
Shropshire +16 21 £29,500 -34.44% 5
Herefordshire +25 9 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Walsall +7 7 £35,000 - 1
Halesowen +4 4 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Dudley - 3 £26,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -6 2 £27,500 -3.51%
West Bromwich +13 1 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Tipton - 1 £27,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 403 (33.81%) Computer Science
2 355 (29.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 285 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 258 (21.64%) Software Engineering
5 256 (21.48%) Microsoft
6 228 (19.13%) SQL
7 202 (16.95%) C#
8 201 (16.86%) Self-Motivation
8 201 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
9 194 (16.28%) ITIL
10 188 (15.77%) Windows
11 177 (14.85%) JavaScript
12 171 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 170 (14.26%) Data Centre
14 160 (13.42%) Project Management
15 159 (13.34%) Java
16 155 (13.00%) .NET
17 153 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
18 140 (11.74%) HTML
19 131 (10.99%) Service Delivery
20 128 (10.74%) VMware
21 124 (10.40%) Finance
22 114 (9.56%) CSS
23 112 (9.40%) Analytics
24 103 (8.64%) Line Management
25 102 (8.56%) Marketing
26 98 (8.22%) SQL Server
27 93 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
27 93 (7.80%) Mathematics
28 91 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure

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 34 (2.85%) MS Exchange
2 30 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.59%) JBoss
5 16 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.26%) IIS
7 14 (1.17%) CMS
8 12 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.01%) WordPress
9 11 (0.92%) SAS
10 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.50%) Anypoint
11 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.50%) Confluence
12 5 (0.42%) MTS
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.42%) WildFly
13 4 (0.34%) Apache
13 4 (0.34%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 93 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.85%) Simulink
5 17 (1.43%) Photoshop
6 15 (1.26%) MS Visio
7 12 (1.01%) Stateflow
8 9 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.59%) Siemens NX
10 7 (0.59%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.50%) SPSS
12 5 (0.42%) InDesign
12 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
13 4 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.17%) Blender
14 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.084%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.26%) SAP SCM
3 11 (0.92%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.59%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.084%) Primavera
8 1 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.084%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.084%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.084%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (4.70%) SaaS
3 53 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (3.36%) PaaS
5 39 (3.27%) Office 365
6 23 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.85%) Google Analytics
7 22 (1.85%) IaaS
8 21 (1.76%) AdWords
9 17 (1.43%) Serverless
10 8 (0.67%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.50%) Zapier
12 5 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.42%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
15 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.17%) npm
16 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 1 (0.084%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.04%) Firewall
2 61 (5.12%) Internet
3 44 (3.69%) DNS
4 41 (3.44%) OSPF
5 35 (2.94%) LAN
6 33 (2.77%) WAN
7 30 (2.52%) DHCP
8 26 (2.18%) Network Security
9 25 (2.10%) NetScaler
10 22 (1.85%) TCP/IP
10 22 (1.85%) VPN
11 18 (1.51%) SNMP
12 17 (1.43%) BGP
13 15 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (1.26%) FWSM
13 15 (1.26%) IPsec
13 15 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
14 13 (1.09%) FlexRay
15 12 (1.01%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.45%) NoSQL
3 46 (3.86%) Big Data
4 45 (3.78%) MySQL
5 33 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.93%) Hazelcast
9 19 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.84%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.84%) Power BI
15 9 (0.76%) GIS
15 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.01%) Maven
3 21 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.59%) JIRA
5 18 (1.51%) JUnit
6 15 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (1.09%) CANoe
8 11 (0.92%) Selenium
8 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.67%) GoCD
11 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.67%) Subversion
12 7 (0.59%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.59%) JBehave
12 7 (0.59%) Mockito
12 7 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (0.50%) GitLab
General
1 124 (10.40%) Finance
2 102 (8.56%) Marketing
3 82 (6.88%) Automotive
4 71 (5.96%) Retail
5 55 (4.61%) Electronics
6 44 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 39 (3.27%) Legal
8 36 (3.02%) Telecoms
9 30 (2.52%) Publishing
10 22 (1.85%) Law
11 15 (1.26%) Banking
12 14 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 13 (1.09%) Billing
13 13 (1.09%) Games
14 12 (1.01%) Local Government
15 10 (0.84%) Digital Economy
16 9 (0.76%) Advertising
17 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
18 2 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 292 (24.50%) Developer
2 163 (13.67%) Analyst
3 109 (9.14%) Architect
4 95 (7.97%) Graduate
5 83 (6.96%) Software Developer
6 66 (5.54%) Junior
7 60 (5.03%) Java Developer
8 54 (4.53%) Graduate Developer
9 49 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 48 (4.03%) C# Developer
11 47 (3.94%) Consultant
12 45 (3.78%) Business Analyst
13 40 (3.36%) Senior Developer
14 38 (3.19%) Graduate Software Developer
15 36 (3.02%) IT Manager
15 36 (3.02%) Junior Developer
15 36 (3.02%) Team Leader
16 35 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
17 34 (2.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 34 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (13.00%) .NET
2 140 (11.74%) HTML
3 114 (9.56%) CSS
4 87 (7.30%) JSON
5 67 (5.62%) XML
6 57 (4.78%) Web Services
7 54 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 50 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 50 (4.19%) ASP.NET
9 48 (4.03%) Spring
10 34 (2.85%) .NET Framework
11 33 (2.77%) Hibernate
11 33 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 29 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (2.35%) jQuery
13 28 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
13 28 (2.35%) REST
14 27 (2.27%) Ajax
15 25 (2.10%) HTML5
15 25 (2.10%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 403 (33.81%) Computer Science
2 201 (16.86%) Self-Motivation
3 170 (14.26%) Data Centre
4 153 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (4.87%) Management Information System
6 51 (4.28%) Social Media
7 43 (3.61%) CMDB
7 43 (3.61%) User Experience
8 42 (3.52%) Mobile App
9 41 (3.44%) Driving Licence
10 28 (2.35%) Public Cloud
11 25 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.68%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.34%) PKI
14 13 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (1.09%) Infotainment
15 11 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
16 10 (0.84%) Fat Client
16 10 (0.84%) Thin Client
17 9 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 188 (15.77%) Windows
2 91 (7.63%) Linux
3 74 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 50 (4.19%) Windows 7
5 44 (3.69%) Windows 10
6 28 (2.35%) Unix
7 23 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.51%) Android
10 17 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.67%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.34%) CentOS
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (21.64%) Software Engineering
3 201 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
4 194 (16.28%) ITIL
5 171 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 160 (13.42%) Project Management
7 131 (10.99%) Service Delivery
8 112 (9.40%) Analytics
9 103 (8.64%) Line Management
10 93 (7.80%) Mathematics
11 88 (7.38%) Service Management
12 77 (6.46%) PRINCE2
13 76 (6.38%) Web Development
14 74 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (6.21%) Presales
15 72 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
16 68 (5.70%) MVC
17 65 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (5.45%) Mentoring
17 65 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 228 (19.13%) SQL
2 202 (16.95%) C#
3 177 (14.85%) JavaScript
4 159 (13.34%) Java
5 77 (6.46%) Python
6 55 (4.61%) C++
7 54 (4.53%) PowerShell
8 43 (3.61%) C
9 40 (3.36%) PHP
10 34 (2.85%) VBScript
11 30 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.51%) MATLAB
12 18 (1.51%) Perl
13 15 (1.26%) ABAP
14 14 (1.17%) R
14 14 (1.17%) VB
15 12 (1.01%) Ruby
15 12 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 355 (29.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 73 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (5.87%) ITIL Certification
4 58 (4.87%) MCP
5 52 (4.36%) MCSE
6 40 (3.36%) Master's Degree
7 39 (3.27%) ISEB
7 39 (3.27%) PMP
7 39 (3.27%) Security Cleared
8 38 (3.19%) PMI Certification
9 36 (3.02%) CISSP
10 28 (2.35%) PhD
11 26 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (2.01%) HND
13 23 (1.93%) CCNP
14 21 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
15 19 (1.59%) SAP Certification
15 19 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (1.51%) CEH
17 17 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.96%) SLA
2 47 (3.94%) QA
3 41 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (2.10%) GDPR
5 17 (1.43%) GPG13
6 13 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.92%) HAZOP
8 10 (0.84%) PMO
9 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.59%) ISO 26262
9 7 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.59%) MISRA
10 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.084%) IFRS
13 1 (0.084%) MiFID
13 1 (0.084%) RMADS
System Software
1 82 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.77%) vSphere
5 32 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.43%) XenApp
7 27 (2.27%) Docker
8 26 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.17%) Firmware
11 8 (0.67%) Xen
12 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.17%) HDFS
12 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (3.44%) SCCM
2 38 (3.19%) SCVMM
3 23 (1.93%) vCenter Server
3 23 (1.93%) vMotion
4 12 (1.01%) WSUS
5 10 (0.84%) Ansible
5 10 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.76%) Kibana
7 8 (0.67%) Graphite
7 8 (0.67%) logstash
7 8 (0.67%) Nagios
7 8 (0.67%) Puppet
7 8 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
7 8 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.34%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 256 (21.48%) Microsoft
2 128 (10.74%) VMware
3 65 (5.45%) Citrix
4 57 (4.78%) CheckPoint
4 57 (4.78%) Cisco
5 53 (4.45%) Oracle
6 50 (4.19%) Google
7 49 (4.11%) SAP
8 43 (3.61%) Xamarin
9 41 (3.44%) Fortinet
10 34 (2.85%) BMC
10 34 (2.85%) HP
11 33 (2.77%) Remedy
12 31 (2.60%) Twitter
13 27 (2.27%) EMC
14 24 (2.01%) Ivanti
14 24 (2.01%) NetApp
15 22 (1.85%) Juniper
16 21 (1.76%) Red Hat
17 15 (1.26%) CA