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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Degree
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 508 692 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.30% 11.43% 9.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.65% 41.94% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 390 527 387
Median salary £33,500 £36,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.94% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 1191 1650 1369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.15% 27.25% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1199 1052
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,125 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,625 £62,500 £65,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -2 189 £35,000 - 29
Coventry -5 91 £32,000 -7.24% 10
Warwickshire -8 77 £32,500 -38.09% 21
Staffordshire +6 53 £28,000 +12.00% 5
Worcestershire +2 32 £34,000 +36.00% 6
Shropshire -3 11 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Solihull -27 10 £32,000 -50.76% 1
Wolverhampton -8 9 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Halesowen - 5 £35,000 - 2
Herefordshire -17 4 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £28,500 +32.55% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 292 (31.47%) Computer Science
2 208 (22.41%) SQL
3 202 (21.77%) C#
4 197 (21.23%) .NET
5 187 (20.15%) SQL Server
6 180 (19.40%) HTML
7 173 (18.64%) Microsoft
8 171 (18.43%) Software Engineering
9 168 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (17.67%) CSS
11 157 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 122 (13.15%) Finance
13 117 (12.61%) Project Management
14 113 (12.18%) ASP.NET
15 108 (11.64%) MVC
16 103 (11.10%) ITIL
16 103 (11.10%) Java
17 101 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 97 (10.45%) Web Development
19 95 (10.24%) Linux
20 88 (9.48%) Mathematics
21 87 (9.38%) Windows
22 83 (8.94%) Data Centre
23 82 (8.84%) C++
24 77 (8.30%) Oracle
25 76 (8.19%) Retail
26 71 (7.65%) jQuery
27 69 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
27 69 (7.44%) Presales
28 66 (7.11%) MySQL

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 25 (2.69%) IIS
2 15 (1.62%) SAS
3 14 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.40%) CMS
4 13 (1.40%) Drupal
5 11 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.08%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.97%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.97%) WordPress
8 8 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.32%) Apache
10 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.32%) JBoss
10 3 (0.32%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.75%) Maple
5 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.32%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.22%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.22%) Windchill
10 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.75%) Magento
1 7 (0.75%) SAP MM
2 6 (0.65%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.65%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.32%) Infor LN
4 3 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.22%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.13%) SaaS
4 23 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.94%) PaaS
6 17 (1.83%) IaaS
7 12 (1.29%) Office 365
8 8 (0.86%) GitHub
9 5 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.32%) Heroku
11 3 (0.32%) Slack
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.22%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.22%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.50%) Firewall
2 45 (4.85%) WAN
3 40 (4.31%) LAN
4 19 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.94%) OSPF
6 17 (1.83%) Internet
7 16 (1.72%) HTTP
7 16 (1.72%) Network Security
8 14 (1.51%) DNS
8 14 (1.51%) SAN
9 12 (1.29%) Wireless
10 10 (1.08%) VLAN
10 10 (1.08%) VPN
11 7 (0.75%) SNMP
12 6 (0.65%) MPLS
13 5 (0.54%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.54%) DHCP
13 5 (0.54%) NAS
13 5 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.11%) MySQL
3 32 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.13%) Big Data
5 22 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.16%) DB2
7 19 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.83%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.51%) Power BI
10 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.08%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.97%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.42%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.83%) JIRA
4 13 (1.40%) JUnit
5 10 (1.08%) Clang
5 10 (1.08%) git-flow
6 9 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.86%) Selenium
8 7 (0.75%) LabVIEW
8 7 (0.75%) LSMW
9 6 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.43%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.32%) Concordion
11 3 (0.32%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.32%) NUnit
11 3 (0.32%) Ranorex
11 3 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 122 (13.15%) Finance
2 76 (8.19%) Retail
3 61 (6.57%) Manufacturing
3 61 (6.57%) Marketing
4 56 (6.03%) Electronics
5 47 (5.06%) Automotive
6 23 (2.48%) Games
6 23 (2.48%) Publishing
7 15 (1.62%) Banking
7 15 (1.62%) Legal
8 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.97%) Advertising
10 6 (0.65%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) French Language
11 5 (0.54%) German Language
11 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.32%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 298 (32.11%) Developer
2 156 (16.81%) Analyst
3 119 (12.82%) Junior
4 109 (11.75%) Graduate
5 85 (9.16%) Junior Developer
6 79 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 71 (7.65%) Graduate Developer
8 69 (7.44%) Architect
9 57 (6.14%) Software Developer
10 56 (6.03%) .NET Developer
11 48 (5.17%) PHP Developer
12 47 (5.06%) Software Engineer
13 46 (4.96%) Junior C# Developer
14 45 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
15 41 (4.42%) Business Analyst
16 36 (3.88%) Java Developer
17 32 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
17 32 (3.45%) Consultant
17 32 (3.45%) Network Engineer
18 31 (3.34%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (21.23%) .NET
2 180 (19.40%) HTML
3 164 (17.67%) CSS
4 113 (12.18%) ASP.NET
5 71 (7.65%) jQuery
6 49 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (4.85%) Web Services
8 44 (4.74%) XML
9 42 (4.53%) AngularJS
10 40 (4.31%) HTML5
11 25 (2.69%) .NET Framework
11 25 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 24 (2.59%) J2EE
13 23 (2.48%) SOAP
14 22 (2.37%) Ajax
15 21 (2.26%) CSS3
16 20 (2.16%) REST
17 18 (1.94%) JSON
18 17 (1.83%) RESTful
18 17 (1.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 292 (31.47%) Computer Science
2 101 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (8.94%) Data Centre
4 53 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.45%) User Experience
6 26 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.83%) CMDB
10 15 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.40%) Mobile Games
11 13 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
12 12 (1.29%) SCADA
13 10 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.08%) SystemC
14 9 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (0.97%) Life Science
14 9 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.24%) Linux
2 87 (9.38%) Windows
3 24 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.16%) Android
5 19 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.83%) Unix
7 13 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.43%) Solaris
12 4 (0.43%) VyOS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (18.43%) Software Engineering
2 168 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (12.61%) Project Management
4 108 (11.64%) MVC
5 103 (11.10%) ITIL
6 97 (10.45%) Web Development
7 88 (9.48%) Mathematics
8 69 (7.44%) Presales
9 66 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
10 63 (6.79%) SDLC
11 61 (6.57%) OO
12 60 (6.47%) Mentoring
13 57 (6.14%) Test Automation
14 54 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (5.82%) PRINCE2
15 53 (5.71%) TDD
16 52 (5.60%) Line Management
16 52 (5.60%) Service Delivery
17 43 (4.63%) Scrum
18 42 (4.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 208 (22.41%) SQL
2 202 (21.77%) C#
3 157 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 103 (11.10%) Java
5 82 (8.84%) C++
6 60 (6.47%) PHP
6 60 (6.47%) Python
7 40 (4.31%) C
8 29 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 21 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.05%) VB
11 14 (1.51%) Embedded C
11 14 (1.51%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.40%) MATLAB
12 13 (1.40%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.40%) R
13 11 (1.19%) VBA
14 8 (0.86%) ABAP
15 7 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (4.53%) ISEB
3 35 (3.77%) MCSE
4 31 (3.34%) HND
5 30 (3.23%) MCP
5 30 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 27 (2.91%) PMI Certification
7 26 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 24 (2.59%) PMP
9 21 (2.26%) PhD
10 20 (2.16%) CCNA
10 20 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.83%) CISSP
12 16 (1.72%) CEH
12 16 (1.72%) GIAC
13 15 (1.62%) VCAP
13 15 (1.62%) VCDX
14 14 (1.51%) ISTQB
15 10 (1.08%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.03%) QA
2 37 (3.99%) SLA
3 21 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.72%) PMO
5 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.43%) MISRA
6 4 (0.43%) P3O
7 3 (0.32%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.32%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.32%) DO-254
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.22%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.22%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO27002
System Software
1 40 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.69%) Firmware
4 20 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.72%) Snort
6 11 (1.19%) Docker
7 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.22%) Xen
9 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (1.83%) SCVMM
2 11 (1.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.65%) SCCM
5 5 (0.54%) Puppet
5 5 (0.54%) RSA enVision
6 4 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.32%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.22%) Ansible
8 2 (0.22%) Graphite
8 2 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.22%) Kibana
8 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.22%) logstash
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
8 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 173 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.30%) Oracle
3 57 (6.14%) Cisco
4 55 (5.93%) VMware
5 48 (5.17%) SAP
6 40 (4.31%) CheckPoint
7 39 (4.20%) HP
8 38 (4.09%) IBM
9 24 (2.59%) Citrix
10 21 (2.26%) Juniper
11 20 (2.16%) Fortinet
11 20 (2.16%) NetApp
12 19 (2.05%) EMC
13 17 (1.83%) BMC
13 17 (1.83%) Tableau
14 12 (1.29%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.08%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.97%) Cloudera
16 9 (0.97%) Informatica
17 8 (0.86%) ArcSight
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + holidays and other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + fantastic training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Capgemini
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Parking, flexi working pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Holid
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday