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

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 955 986 1,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.32% 9.83% 10.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.63% 41.62% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 667 829 992
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £22,400 £22,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,733 £62,500 £56,925
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 2,294 2,369 3,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.18% 23.62% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 1,827 2,213
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 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 November 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 +6 466 £40,000 +6.67% 108
Warwickshire +13 146 £42,000 +20.00% 38
Coventry +2 100 £47,500 +58.33% 22
Staffordshire -4 64 £37,750 +25.83% 37
Worcestershire -3 52 £46,000 +27.78% 30
Solihull -4 32 £50,000 -16.67% 14
Shropshire +17 25 £29,500 -46.36% 11
Herefordshire +6 15 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Dudley -14 8 £26,000 -30.67% 2
Wolverhampton -12 6 £34,500 - 8
Wednesbury - 6 £32,000 -
Walsall -5 4 £35,000 -63.16% 2
Halesowen +29 2 £27,500 +37.50% 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 296 (30.99%) Computer Science
2 243 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (22.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 213 (22.30%) Microsoft
5 212 (22.20%) Software Engineering
6 178 (18.64%) SQL
7 168 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
7 168 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
8 145 (15.18%) JavaScript
9 144 (15.08%) C#
10 132 (13.82%) Project Management
11 129 (13.51%) ITIL
12 124 (12.98%) Windows
13 123 (12.88%) .NET
14 122 (12.77%) HTML
15 102 (10.68%) Self-Motivation
16 99 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
17 98 (10.26%) Analytics
18 97 (10.16%) Mathematics
19 96 (10.05%) SQL Server
20 94 (9.84%) Finance
21 93 (9.74%) CSS
22 90 (9.42%) Data Centre
23 87 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
24 84 (8.80%) Linux
24 84 (8.80%) Service Delivery
25 80 (8.38%) Scrum
26 79 (8.27%) Java
27 78 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
28 77 (8.06%) Microsoft Office

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 29 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.41%) CMS
3 18 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.05%) Apache
4 10 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.94%) Drupal
5 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.94%) Joomla!
6 7 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.52%) Confluence
8 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.52%) nginx
8 5 (0.52%) WordPress
9 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.21%) DNN
11 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 77 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.72%) Simulink
5 7 (0.73%) Stateflow
6 6 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.31%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.10%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.42%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.42%) SAP IBP
3 4 (0.42%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.42%) SAP SCM
4 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.21%) HFM
5 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) FastStats
6 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.98%) Office 365
4 29 (3.04%) PaaS
5 24 (2.51%) IaaS
6 22 (2.30%) SaaS
7 20 (2.09%) Serverless
8 16 (1.68%) AdWords
9 12 (1.26%) Google Analytics
9 12 (1.26%) npm
10 9 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.63%) Slack
11 6 (0.63%) Trello
12 4 (0.42%) NuGet
13 3 (0.31%) GitHub
14 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.85%) Internet
2 67 (7.02%) Firewall
3 41 (4.29%) LAN
4 40 (4.19%) WAN
5 36 (3.77%) OSPF
6 20 (2.09%) DNS
7 16 (1.68%) Network Security
7 16 (1.68%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.36%) MPLS
9 12 (1.26%) DSL
10 10 (1.05%) DHCP
11 9 (0.94%) BGP
11 9 (0.94%) RS-232
11 9 (0.94%) RS-485
11 9 (0.94%) SAN
12 8 (0.84%) DWDM
12 8 (0.84%) NAS
12 8 (0.84%) SHDSL
12 8 (0.84%) SSL
13 7 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.18%) MySQL
3 54 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.66%) Big Data
6 28 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 25 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (2.41%) DB2
9 18 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.57%) Power BI
11 14 (1.47%) QlikView
12 13 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.84%) Hazelcast
16 6 (0.63%) Spotfire
16 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.51%) JIRA
4 20 (2.09%) Selenium
5 19 (1.99%) Rational Rhapsody
6 16 (1.68%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.36%) JMeter
8 12 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.05%) PHPUnit
11 9 (0.94%) JUnit
11 9 (0.94%) Maven
12 8 (0.84%) Bower
13 7 (0.73%) Protractor
14 6 (0.63%) LSMW
14 6 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.42%) Concordion
15 4 (0.42%) FitNesse
General
1 94 (9.84%) Finance
2 75 (7.85%) Retail
3 72 (7.54%) Automotive
4 65 (6.81%) Electronics
5 57 (5.97%) Marketing
6 44 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.25%) Publishing
8 29 (3.04%) Manufacturing
9 28 (2.93%) Legal
10 25 (2.62%) Law
11 8 (0.84%) Games
11 8 (0.84%) Local Government
12 7 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.73%) Brand Awareness
12 7 (0.73%) German Language
13 6 (0.63%) Advertising
13 6 (0.63%) Billing
14 5 (0.52%) Banking
15 3 (0.31%) French Language
16 2 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 187 (19.58%) Developer
2 122 (12.77%) Analyst
3 109 (11.41%) Architect
4 69 (7.23%) Graduate
5 49 (5.13%) Consultant
6 44 (4.61%) Business Analyst
7 42 (4.40%) Junior
8 39 (4.08%) Software Developer
8 39 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 39 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
9 37 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (3.35%) Graduate Developer
11 30 (3.14%) Systems Architect
12 27 (2.83%) .NET Developer
12 27 (2.83%) C# Developer
13 26 (2.72%) Administrator
13 26 (2.72%) PHP Developer
14 25 (2.62%) DBA
15 24 (2.51%) Team Leader
15 24 (2.51%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (12.88%) .NET
2 122 (12.77%) HTML
3 93 (9.74%) CSS
4 48 (5.03%) AngularJS
5 42 (4.40%) XML
6 37 (3.87%) JSON
7 36 (3.77%) ASP.NET
8 35 (3.66%) Web Services
9 28 (2.93%) HTML5
10 25 (2.62%) Spring
11 24 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (2.51%) CSS3
11 24 (2.51%) jQuery
12 22 (2.30%) .NET Framework
12 22 (2.30%) React
13 20 (2.09%) Java EE
14 18 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (1.78%) Ajax
16 16 (1.68%) Hibernate
17 13 (1.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 296 (30.99%) Computer Science
2 168 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (10.68%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (9.42%) Data Centre
5 65 (6.81%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
7 31 (3.25%) User Experience
8 29 (3.04%) Driving Licence
9 28 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.93%) Social Media
10 26 (2.72%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.88%) Internet of Things
11 18 (1.88%) NHS
12 17 (1.78%) CMDB
13 13 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.05%) SCADA
15 9 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 124 (12.98%) Windows
2 84 (8.80%) Linux
3 46 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 27 (2.83%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.30%) Unix
6 22 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.84%) Solaris
10 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.73%) Android
12 2 (0.21%) watchOS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (22.20%) Software Engineering
3 168 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (13.82%) Project Management
5 129 (13.51%) ITIL
6 99 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 98 (10.26%) Analytics
8 97 (10.16%) Mathematics
9 87 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (8.80%) Service Delivery
11 80 (8.38%) Scrum
12 72 (7.54%) Service Management
13 64 (6.70%) Web Development
14 60 (6.28%) CRM
14 60 (6.28%) MVC
15 55 (5.76%) PRINCE2
16 54 (5.65%) Data Protection
16 54 (5.65%) IT Strategy
16 54 (5.65%) Systems Engineering
17 52 (5.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (18.64%) SQL
2 145 (15.18%) JavaScript
3 144 (15.08%) C#
4 79 (8.27%) Java
5 72 (7.54%) C
6 57 (5.97%) Python
7 51 (5.34%) PHP
8 40 (4.19%) C++
9 34 (3.56%) PowerShell
10 33 (3.46%) VBScript
11 23 (2.41%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.30%) MATLAB
13 13 (1.36%) Perl
14 11 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.05%) Embedded C
15 10 (1.05%) R
16 9 (0.94%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 8 (0.84%) Assembly Language
17 8 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 218 (22.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 48 (5.03%) HNC
3 47 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (4.71%) Master's Degree
5 39 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 37 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (3.46%) CISSP
8 31 (3.25%) HND
9 29 (3.04%) MCSE
10 27 (2.83%) ISEB
11 26 (2.72%) PMI Certification
12 24 (2.51%) MCP
13 22 (2.30%) PMP
14 19 (1.99%) CEH
14 19 (1.99%) CompTIA Security+
15 18 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
16 16 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (1.15%) CISM
19 9 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.49%) GDPR
2 56 (5.86%) SLA
3 50 (5.24%) QA
4 40 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (3.25%) ISO 26262
6 17 (1.78%) GPG13
7 13 (1.36%) PMO
8 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.63%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.42%) HAZOP
11 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.21%) COBIT
12 2 (0.21%) DO-160
13 1 (0.10%) COSHH
13 1 (0.10%) IASME
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.46%) Firmware
4 28 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.30%) Docker
7 19 (1.99%) XenApp
8 16 (1.68%) vSphere
9 12 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (3.56%) SCCM
2 15 (1.57%) WSUS
3 14 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 11 (1.15%) Ansible
4 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.15%) Puppet
5 8 (0.84%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.73%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.52%) SCOM
7 5 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.52%) vMotion
8 3 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.21%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.10%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 213 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 73 (7.64%) VMware
3 48 (5.03%) Cisco
4 45 (4.71%) CheckPoint
5 44 (4.61%) SAP
6 39 (4.08%) Google
6 39 (4.08%) HP
7 36 (3.77%) Citrix
8 31 (3.25%) Oracle
9 28 (2.93%) Fortinet
10 27 (2.83%) Xamarin
11 26 (2.72%) NetApp
12 20 (2.09%) EMC
13 18 (1.88%) Remedy
14 17 (1.78%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.68%) Tableau
15 16 (1.68%) Twitter
16 14 (1.47%) McAfee
17 12 (1.26%) Ivanti
18 11 (1.15%) Juniper