Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 406 414 898
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.93% 8.14% 11.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.08% 35.69% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 259 312 612
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,550 £21,275
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,250 £41,509
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.42% +4.27%
75th Percentile £69,375 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,250 £67,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1,095 1,160 2,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.38% 22.82% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 688 913 1,642
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £43,435
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +9.36% +2.20%
75th Percentile £67,813 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -2 136 £57,500 +21.05% 82
Worcestershire +7 81 £43,000 -4.44% 30
Warwickshire -9 57 £65,000 +27.45% 28
Coventry +6 39 £37,500 -14.03% 10
Staffordshire +2 23 £23,500 -27.69% 18
Herefordshire 0 11 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Wolverhampton -10 9 £46,855 -12.42% 2
Solihull +9 7 £77,500 +52.71% 3
Shropshire - 6 £42,500 - 9
Walsall +18 5 £28,500 -7.64% 2
Halesowen - 3 £25,000 - 2
Brierley Hill - 2 £42,500 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 138 (33.99%) Social Skills
2 133 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (29.06%) Computer Science
4 102 (25.12%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (18.47%) Microsoft
6 69 (17.00%) SQL
6 69 (17.00%) Python
7 63 (15.52%) DevOps
8 61 (15.02%) Azure
8 61 (15.02%) Software Engineering
9 60 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
10 58 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 58 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 57 (14.04%) Linux
12 53 (13.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 49 (12.07%) Mathematics
14 46 (11.33%) Fintech
15 44 (10.84%) AWS
16 42 (10.34%) Telecoms
16 42 (10.34%) C++
17 41 (10.10%) Java
17 41 (10.10%) Aerospace
17 41 (10.10%) SC Cleared
18 38 (9.36%) Test Automation
19 37 (9.11%) Configuration Management
20 36 (8.87%) Validation
20 36 (8.87%) Analytics
20 36 (8.87%) Public Sector
21 35 (8.62%) C
22 34 (8.37%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.19%) Confluence
2 13 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.48%) Camunda
3 6 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.48%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.23%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.99%) IIS
6 2 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 22 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.97%) AutoCAD
3 8 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.23%) Simulink
5 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.25%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.23%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.99%) Shopify
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.02%) Azure
2 44 (10.84%) AWS
3 28 (6.90%) SaaS
4 22 (5.42%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (5.17%) GCP
6 20 (4.93%) Power Platform
7 17 (4.19%) GitHub
8 11 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.71%) IaaS
9 8 (1.97%) PaaS
10 7 (1.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 6 (1.48%) Serverless
12 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.99%) Azure Key Vault
13 4 (0.99%) npm
13 4 (0.99%) Yarn
14 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.17%) Broadband
2 20 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.19%) Firewall
4 10 (2.46%) LAN
4 10 (2.46%) WAN
5 8 (1.97%) Wireless
6 7 (1.72%) VPN
6 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (1.48%) Network Security
7 6 (1.48%) SAN
7 6 (1.48%) VoIP
8 5 (1.23%) Bluetooth
8 5 (1.23%) HTTP
9 4 (0.99%) DNS
9 4 (0.99%) PBX
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.74%) MPLS
10 3 (0.74%) Skype
10 3 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.68%) MongoDB
2 19 (4.68%) Power BI
3 15 (3.69%) MySQL
4 11 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.72%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.48%) PolyBase
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.99%) Tableau
9 4 (0.99%) Tableau Server
10 3 (0.74%) MS Access
10 3 (0.74%) Redis
10 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 32 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.17%) JIRA
3 19 (4.68%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (3.20%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (2.71%) Subversion
6 6 (1.48%) PHPUnit
6 6 (1.48%) Robot Framework
7 5 (1.23%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.99%) gulp
8 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.74%) Selenium
10 2 (0.49%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.49%) GitLab
10 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.49%) NUnit
10 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 138 (33.99%) Social Skills
2 60 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 41 (10.10%) Aerospace
5 36 (8.87%) Public Sector
6 33 (8.13%) Finance
7 26 (6.40%) Games
8 17 (4.19%) Electronics
9 14 (3.45%) Automotive
10 13 (3.20%) Law
10 13 (3.20%) Marketing
10 13 (3.20%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (3.20%) Retail
11 11 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (2.22%) Manufacturing
12 9 (2.22%) Publishing
13 5 (1.23%) Legal
14 3 (0.74%) Billing
14 3 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (16.75%) Developer
2 47 (11.58%) Software Engineer
3 35 (8.62%) Architect
4 29 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 26 (6.40%) Python Engineer
6 24 (5.91%) Analyst
7 21 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
7 21 (5.17%) Junior
8 20 (4.93%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.68%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (4.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 19 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) Principal Engineer
12 13 (3.20%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.96%) Automation Architect
13 12 (2.96%) Network Architect
13 12 (2.96%) Security Architect
14 11 (2.71%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.46%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.13%) HTML
2 32 (7.88%) Node.js
3 28 (6.90%) REST
4 26 (6.40%) CSS
5 24 (5.91%) Flask
6 23 (5.67%) Vue.js
7 21 (5.17%) React
8 20 (4.93%) Django
9 18 (4.43%) .NET
10 17 (4.19%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.45%) Jest
12 12 (2.96%) HTML5
13 10 (2.46%) Spring
13 10 (2.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 9 (2.22%) XML
15 8 (1.97%) Laravel
15 8 (1.97%) RESTful
16 7 (1.72%) .NET Framework
16 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET
16 7 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.37%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.46%) Mobile Games
7 9 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.48%) CESG
8 6 (1.48%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.23%) Life Science
9 5 (1.23%) Replication
9 5 (1.23%) SCADA
9 5 (1.23%) Social Media
10 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.99%) User Experience
10 4 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.04%) Linux
2 31 (7.64%) Unix
2 31 (7.64%) Windows
3 14 (3.45%) Android
4 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (29.06%) Computer Science
3 102 (25.12%) Problem-Solving
4 63 (15.52%) DevOps
5 61 (15.02%) Software Engineering
6 49 (12.07%) Mathematics
7 46 (11.33%) Fintech
8 38 (9.36%) Test Automation
9 37 (9.11%) Configuration Management
10 36 (8.87%) Analytics
10 36 (8.87%) Validation
11 34 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (8.37%) Coaching
11 34 (8.37%) Systems Engineering
12 32 (7.88%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (7.88%) ITIL
12 32 (7.88%) Mentoring
13 31 (7.64%) Information Security
14 30 (7.39%) Scrum
15 27 (6.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.00%) Python
1 69 (17.00%) SQL
2 58 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 42 (10.34%) C++
4 41 (10.10%) Java
5 35 (8.62%) C
6 29 (7.14%) C#
7 20 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.43%) ES6
9 12 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.46%) Perl
10 10 (2.46%) PHP
11 9 (2.22%) Embedded C
11 9 (2.22%) Embedded C++
11 9 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.48%) R
12 6 (1.48%) U-SQL
13 5 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (10.10%) SC Cleared
4 28 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.68%) MCSE
6 18 (4.43%) HNC
7 15 (3.69%) CISSP
8 14 (3.45%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.22%) HND
10 9 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (2.22%) MCSA
10 9 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (1.97%) CCENT
12 6 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.48%) CCNP
12 6 (1.48%) CISA
12 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.23%) CCNA
14 4 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.46%) QA
3 8 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.72%) PMO
5 5 (1.23%) COBIT
5 5 (1.23%) GxP
5 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 5 (1.23%) MISRA
6 4 (0.99%) GDPR
6 4 (0.99%) NIST
6 4 (0.99%) SLA
7 3 (0.74%) BS25999
7 3 (0.74%) COSO
7 3 (0.74%) GRC
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.74%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.49%) SOC 2
System Software
1 20 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.69%) Firmware
3 13 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.96%) vSphere
5 4 (0.99%) Docker
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (5.42%) Ansible
2 16 (3.94%) Terraform
3 7 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.72%) Puppet
4 6 (1.48%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.48%) Rundeck
4 6 (1.48%) Salt
5 5 (1.23%) SCCM
6 4 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.74%) CASB
7 3 (0.74%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.74%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.74%) SELinux
8 2 (0.49%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.49%) Nessus
8 2 (0.49%) Nmap
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (18.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.40%) Cisco
3 23 (5.67%) EMC
3 23 (5.67%) VMware
4 15 (3.69%) Oracle
5 13 (3.20%) TOWER Software
6 11 (2.71%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.71%) Sparx
7 6 (1.48%) Arista
7 6 (1.48%) Databricks
7 6 (1.48%) Google
8 5 (1.23%) Juniper
8 5 (1.23%) PayPal
9 4 (0.99%) Avaya
9 4 (0.99%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.99%) Fortinet
9 4 (0.99%) Mitel
9 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.74%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.74%) Huawei