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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Degree
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 465 737 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.85% 11.98% 10.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.86% 43.84% 38.99%
Number of salaries quoted 334 565 426
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,950 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £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 1085 1681 1349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 22.98% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1279 1074
Median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +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 27 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 27 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 +3 190 £32,500 -7.14% 36
Warwickshire -8 74 £35,000 -17.64% 13
Coventry -12 46 £34,000 -12.25% 6
Staffordshire -3 41 £28,000 -6.66% 5
Worcestershire -12 33 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Solihull -15 31 £34,250 -48.10% 5
Shropshire +2 13 £30,000 -48.93% 5
Wolverhampton +8 6 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Halesowen - 4 £23,000 - 2
Herefordshire -26 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Walsall +6 2 - -
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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 260 (29.25%) Computer Science
2 196 (22.05%) SQL
3 176 (19.80%) .NET
4 170 (19.12%) C#
5 169 (19.01%) HTML
6 158 (17.77%) Software Engineering
7 156 (17.55%) SQL Server
8 154 (17.32%) CSS
9 153 (17.21%) JavaScript
10 152 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
11 144 (16.20%) Microsoft
12 130 (14.62%) Finance
13 124 (13.95%) Project Management
14 110 (12.37%) ITIL
15 101 (11.36%) Java
16 100 (11.25%) ASP.NET
17 97 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
18 95 (10.69%) MS Excel
19 93 (10.46%) Windows
19 93 (10.46%) MVC
20 89 (10.01%) Data Centre
21 84 (9.45%) Web Development
22 83 (9.34%) Linux
23 73 (8.21%) Mathematics
24 70 (7.87%) Marketing
25 68 (7.65%) Service Delivery
25 68 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
25 68 (7.65%) Oracle
26 67 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
26 67 (7.54%) Presales

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 21 (2.36%) SAS
2 17 (1.91%) IIS
3 14 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.01%) CMS
7 8 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.90%) WordPress
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.45%) Drupal
9 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.34%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) nginx
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 95 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.50%) MS Office
3 14 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.35%) MS Project
5 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.67%) SPSS
7 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.34%) PTC Creo
7 3 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.22%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.22%) Windchill
9 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Blender
9 1 (0.11%) Maple
9 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.67%) SAP Business One
2 6 (0.67%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.56%) Magento
3 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.56%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.45%) Infor LN
4 4 (0.45%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.34%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.22%) Shopify
6 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.36%) SaaS
5 18 (2.02%) IaaS
5 18 (2.02%) PaaS
6 11 (1.24%) Office 365
7 8 (0.90%) GitHub
7 8 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (0.79%) G Suite
9 5 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
9 5 (0.56%) Heroku
10 4 (0.45%) 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%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.96%) Firewall
2 45 (5.06%) LAN
2 45 (5.06%) WAN
3 28 (3.15%) OSPF
4 26 (2.92%) DNS
5 18 (2.02%) DHCP
6 17 (1.91%) VPN
7 15 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.57%) Network Security
9 12 (1.35%) 802.11
10 9 (1.01%) Wireless
11 8 (0.90%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.79%) Internet
12 7 (0.79%) SAN
13 6 (0.67%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.67%) HTTP
14 4 (0.45%) SNMP
14 4 (0.45%) ZigBee
15 3 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.97%) MySQL
3 36 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.15%) Big Data
5 22 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.02%) DB2
7 17 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.46%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.35%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.01%) Power BI
12 8 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (5.85%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.69%) Selenium
4 14 (1.57%) JIRA
5 12 (1.35%) JUnit
6 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.12%) git-flow
8 9 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.90%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.79%) Subversion
11 6 (0.67%) Clang
12 5 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.56%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.45%) Maven
13 4 (0.45%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.45%) TestNG
14 3 (0.34%) FitNesse
14 3 (0.34%) LSMW
14 3 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 130 (14.62%) Finance
2 70 (7.87%) Marketing
3 63 (7.09%) Retail
4 55 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 45 (5.06%) Electronics
6 43 (4.84%) Automotive
7 26 (2.92%) Publishing
8 19 (2.14%) Games
9 15 (1.69%) Legal
10 9 (1.01%) Advertising
11 8 (0.90%) Banking
11 8 (0.90%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.67%) Billing
12 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.56%) German Language
14 4 (0.45%) Back Office
14 4 (0.45%) French Language
14 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.34%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 231 (25.98%) Developer
2 143 (16.09%) Analyst
3 115 (12.94%) Graduate
4 113 (12.71%) Junior
5 76 (8.55%) Architect
6 73 (8.21%) Junior Developer
7 64 (7.20%) Graduate Developer
8 61 (6.86%) C# Developer
9 47 (5.29%) Software Engineer
10 45 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (4.84%) PHP Developer
12 39 (4.39%) Software Developer
13 37 (4.16%) .NET Developer
13 37 (4.16%) Junior C# Developer
14 36 (4.05%) Java Developer
15 33 (3.71%) Business Analyst
16 32 (3.60%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.60%) Senior Developer
17 31 (3.49%) Consultant
18 30 (3.37%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (19.80%) .NET
2 169 (19.01%) HTML
3 154 (17.32%) CSS
4 100 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 52 (5.85%) jQuery
6 48 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (5.40%) HTML5
7 46 (5.17%) AngularJS
8 35 (3.94%) Web Services
9 34 (3.82%) XML
10 23 (2.59%) Ajax
11 22 (2.47%) CSS3
12 21 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 21 (2.36%) J2EE
12 21 (2.36%) SOAP
13 20 (2.25%) JSON
14 18 (2.02%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.91%) RESTful
16 13 (1.46%) REST
17 12 (1.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 260 (29.25%) Computer Science
2 97 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (10.01%) Data Centre
4 43 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.70%) User Experience
6 21 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.02%) CMDB
7 18 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 17 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.01%) Mobile Games
11 9 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.01%) SCADA
11 9 (1.01%) Social Media
12 8 (0.90%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (10.46%) Windows
2 83 (9.34%) Linux
3 32 (3.60%) Windows 7
4 27 (3.04%) Unix
4 27 (3.04%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.02%) Android
8 15 (1.69%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.45%) VyOS
14 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) Solaris
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (17.77%) Software Engineering
2 152 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (13.95%) Project Management
4 110 (12.37%) ITIL
5 93 (10.46%) MVC
6 84 (9.45%) Web Development
7 73 (8.21%) Mathematics
8 68 (7.65%) Service Delivery
9 67 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 67 (7.54%) Presales
10 65 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
10 65 (7.31%) TDD
11 63 (7.09%) Mentoring
12 61 (6.86%) PRINCE2
13 58 (6.52%) Line Management
14 56 (6.30%) OO
15 49 (5.51%) SDLC
16 48 (5.40%) CRM
17 46 (5.17%) Business Development
17 46 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 196 (22.05%) SQL
2 170 (19.12%) C#
3 153 (17.21%) JavaScript
4 101 (11.36%) Java
5 58 (6.52%) PHP
6 55 (6.19%) C++
7 48 (5.40%) Python
8 40 (4.50%) C
9 24 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.47%) VB
11 21 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.46%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.46%) R
14 12 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 10 (1.12%) Ruby
15 10 (1.12%) VBA
16 9 (1.01%) Erlang
16 9 (1.01%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.90%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 68 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (5.85%) MCSE
3 43 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
4 38 (4.27%) ISEB
5 36 (4.05%) MCP
6 31 (3.49%) PMI Certification
6 31 (3.49%) PMP
7 27 (3.04%) Security Cleared
8 25 (2.81%) HND
9 23 (2.59%) SC Cleared
10 18 (2.02%) CISSP
11 17 (1.91%) CCNA
11 17 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.91%) ISTQB
11 17 (1.91%) VCAP
11 17 (1.91%) VCDX
12 13 (1.46%) GIAC
13 12 (1.35%) CEH
14 11 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.41%) QA
2 46 (5.17%) SLA
3 19 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.02%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.35%) PMO
6 9 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.45%) MISRA
8 3 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.34%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.34%) DO-254
8 3 (0.34%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.34%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.34%) 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%) GPG13
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 48 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.46%) Docker
4 13 (1.46%) Snort
5 12 (1.35%) Firmware
6 3 (0.34%) 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 18 (2.02%) SCVMM
2 13 (1.46%) SCCM
3 8 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.56%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.22%) Ansible
7 2 (0.22%) Graphite
7 2 (0.22%) Kibana
7 2 (0.22%) logstash
7 2 (0.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 144 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.65%) Oracle
3 63 (7.09%) Cisco
4 62 (6.97%) HP
5 57 (6.41%) VMware
6 49 (5.51%) CheckPoint
7 41 (4.61%) SAP
8 35 (3.94%) IBM
9 27 (3.04%) Fortinet
10 23 (2.59%) Citrix
10 23 (2.59%) Google
11 19 (2.14%) NetApp
12 18 (2.02%) BMC
12 18 (2.02%) EMC
12 18 (2.02%) Juniper
13 12 (1.35%) Tableau
14 10 (1.12%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.12%) Informatica
15 9 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.90%) ArcSight
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £17500 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Directways Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + cracking benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 9 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
IT Connections
Salary: to £45000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24500.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago