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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / West Midlands
Rank 16 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 471 734 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.97% 11.95% 10.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.09% 43.74% 38.87%
Number of salaries quoted 336 562 419
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1093 1678 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1275 1058
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 198 £32,000 -8.57% 35
Warwickshire -8 76 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Coventry -13 43 £34,000 -12.25% 11
Staffordshire -4 39 £27,000 -10.00% 5
Worcestershire -13 34 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Solihull -14 31 £34,250 -48.10% 5
Shropshire +4 13 £30,000 -48.93% 3
Wolverhampton +8 6 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Halesowen - 5 £23,000 - 2
Herefordshire -26 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Walsall +6 2 - - 1
West Bromwich +1 2 £40,000 +40.35%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £45,250 - 1
Dudley +8 1 £17,500 -46.15%
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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.

1 269 (29.69%) Computer Science
2 204 (22.52%) SQL
3 183 (20.20%) .NET
4 177 (19.54%) C#
4 177 (19.54%) HTML
5 165 (18.21%) Software Engineering
6 163 (17.99%) CSS
7 161 (17.77%) SQL Server
8 160 (17.66%) JavaScript
9 154 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
10 148 (16.34%) Microsoft
11 135 (14.90%) Finance
12 127 (14.02%) Project Management
13 113 (12.47%) ITIL
14 105 (11.59%) ASP.NET
15 102 (11.26%) Java
16 99 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
17 98 (10.82%) MS Excel
18 97 (10.71%) MVC
19 95 (10.49%) Windows
20 94 (10.38%) Data Centre
21 86 (9.49%) Web Development
22 82 (9.05%) Linux
23 75 (8.28%) Mathematics
24 72 (7.95%) Service Delivery
25 71 (7.84%) Oracle
25 71 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
25 71 (7.84%) Presales
26 69 (7.62%) Marketing
26 69 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification

Degree
Top Related 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 23 (2.54%) SAS
2 17 (1.88%) IIS
3 14 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.21%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.99%) CMS
6 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.88%) WordPress
8 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.44%) Drupal
10 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) Apache
11 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.33%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.11%) nginx
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.64%) MS Office
3 14 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.43%) MS Project
5 7 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.66%) SPSS
7 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.33%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.22%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.22%) Windchill
10 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.11%) Blender
10 1 (0.11%) Maple
10 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.11%) Simulink
10 1 (0.11%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.66%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.55%) Magento
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.55%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.44%) Infor LN
5 4 (0.44%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.33%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.22%) Shopify
7 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.32%) IaaS
4 21 (2.32%) PaaS
4 21 (2.32%) SaaS
5 11 (1.21%) Office 365
6 9 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.88%) GitHub
8 7 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (0.77%) G Suite
9 5 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
9 5 (0.55%) Heroku
10 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.22%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.22%) Force.com
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Firebase
12 1 (0.11%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.96%) Firewall
2 45 (4.97%) LAN
2 45 (4.97%) WAN
3 28 (3.09%) OSPF
4 26 (2.87%) DNS
5 18 (1.99%) DHCP
6 17 (1.88%) VPN
7 15 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.55%) Network Security
9 12 (1.32%) 802.11
10 9 (0.99%) Wireless
11 8 (0.88%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.77%) Internet
13 6 (0.66%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.66%) SAN
14 5 (0.55%) HTTP
15 4 (0.44%) ZigBee
16 3 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (0.33%) SNMP
16 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.06%) MySQL
3 35 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.09%) Big Data
5 22 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.21%) DB2
7 17 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.99%) Power BI
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.66%) JIRA
4 15 (1.66%) Selenium
5 12 (1.32%) JUnit
6 11 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.10%) git-flow
8 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.88%) Subversion
10 6 (0.66%) Clang
11 5 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.55%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.44%) Maven
12 4 (0.44%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.44%) TestNG
13 3 (0.33%) PROIV
13 3 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 135 (14.90%) Finance
2 69 (7.62%) Marketing
3 66 (7.28%) Retail
4 55 (6.07%) Manufacturing
5 45 (4.97%) Electronics
6 43 (4.75%) Automotive
7 29 (3.20%) Publishing
8 21 (2.32%) Games
9 15 (1.66%) Legal
10 10 (1.10%) Advertising
11 8 (0.88%) Banking
11 8 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.66%) Billing
12 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.55%) German Language
14 4 (0.44%) Back Office
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
14 4 (0.44%) Law
14 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 239 (26.38%) Developer
2 145 (16.00%) Analyst
3 120 (13.25%) Junior
4 118 (13.02%) Graduate
5 77 (8.50%) Architect
6 76 (8.39%) Junior Developer
7 66 (7.28%) Graduate Developer
8 64 (7.06%) C# Developer
9 48 (5.30%) Software Engineer
10 46 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
11 45 (4.97%) PHP Developer
12 42 (4.64%) .NET Developer
13 39 (4.30%) Junior C# Developer
13 39 (4.30%) Software Developer
14 37 (4.08%) Java Developer
15 34 (3.75%) Business Analyst
16 32 (3.53%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.53%) Senior Developer
17 31 (3.42%) Consultant
18 30 (3.31%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (20.20%) .NET
2 177 (19.54%) HTML
3 163 (17.99%) CSS
4 105 (11.59%) ASP.NET
5 55 (6.07%) jQuery
6 51 (5.63%) HTML5
7 50 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (5.30%) AngularJS
9 36 (3.97%) XML
10 35 (3.86%) Web Services
11 24 (2.65%) Ajax
12 23 (2.54%) CSS3
13 22 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 21 (2.32%) J2EE
14 21 (2.32%) JSON
15 20 (2.21%) SOAP
16 19 (2.10%) .NET Framework
17 17 (1.88%) RESTful
18 13 (1.43%) React
19 12 (1.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 269 (29.69%) Computer Science
2 99 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (10.38%) Data Centre
4 43 (4.75%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.65%) User Experience
6 21 (2.32%) CMDB
7 18 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.10%) Mobile Games
12 9 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.99%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.99%) SCADA
13 8 (0.88%) PMI
13 8 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.49%) Windows
2 82 (9.05%) Linux
3 34 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 28 (3.09%) Windows 10
5 26 (2.87%) Unix
6 21 (2.32%) Apple iOS
7 20 (2.21%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.99%) Android
9 16 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.32%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.44%) VyOS
15 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.22%) Solaris
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (18.21%) Software Engineering
2 154 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (14.02%) Project Management
4 113 (12.47%) ITIL
5 97 (10.71%) MVC
6 86 (9.49%) Web Development
7 75 (8.28%) Mathematics
8 72 (7.95%) Service Delivery
9 71 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 71 (7.84%) Presales
10 68 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (7.06%) PRINCE2
11 64 (7.06%) TDD
12 62 (6.84%) Line Management
12 62 (6.84%) Mentoring
13 57 (6.29%) OO
14 49 (5.41%) CRM
14 49 (5.41%) SDLC
15 48 (5.30%) Business Development
16 47 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 204 (22.52%) SQL
2 177 (19.54%) C#
3 160 (17.66%) JavaScript
4 102 (11.26%) Java
5 59 (6.51%) PHP
6 58 (6.40%) C++
7 49 (5.41%) Python
8 42 (4.64%) C
9 25 (2.76%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 23 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.54%) VB
12 15 (1.66%) R
13 13 (1.43%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.32%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.21%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.10%) Ruby
16 10 (1.10%) VBA
17 9 (0.99%) Erlang
18 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (5.85%) MCSE
3 43 (4.75%) ITIL Certification
4 41 (4.53%) ISEB
5 37 (4.08%) MCP
6 34 (3.75%) PMI Certification
6 34 (3.75%) PMP
7 28 (3.09%) Security Cleared
8 26 (2.87%) HND
9 24 (2.65%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.88%) CCNA
10 17 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.88%) CISSP
10 17 (1.88%) VCAP
10 17 (1.88%) VCDX
11 16 (1.77%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.43%) GIAC
13 12 (1.32%) CEH
13 12 (1.32%) PhD
14 11 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.51%) QA
2 45 (4.97%) SLA
3 19 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.32%) PMO
6 9 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.44%) MISRA
8 3 (0.33%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.33%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.33%) DO-254
8 3 (0.33%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.33%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.33%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.22%) P3O
9 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) EMIR
10 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 51 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.43%) Docker
4 13 (1.43%) Snort
5 12 (1.32%) Firmware
6 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.11%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (2.32%) SCVMM
2 14 (1.55%) SCCM
3 8 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (0.66%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.55%) RSA enVision
6 4 (0.44%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.22%) Ansible
8 2 (0.22%) Graphite
8 2 (0.22%) Kibana
8 2 (0.22%) logstash
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 148 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.84%) Oracle
3 66 (7.28%) Cisco
4 65 (7.17%) HP
5 61 (6.73%) VMware
6 52 (5.74%) CheckPoint
7 41 (4.53%) SAP
8 37 (4.08%) IBM
9 28 (3.09%) Fortinet
10 25 (2.76%) Citrix
11 24 (2.65%) Google
12 21 (2.32%) Juniper
12 21 (2.32%) NetApp
13 20 (2.21%) BMC
13 20 (2.21%) EMC
14 12 (1.32%) Tableau
15 10 (1.10%) Cloudera
15 10 (1.10%) Informatica
16 9 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.88%) ArcSight
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £17500 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
IT Connections
Salary: to £45000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24500.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + cracking benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Stonewater
Salary: circa £60,000 (subject to experience)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Smethwick, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago