Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 557 887 1,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.51% 11.20% 10.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.01% 37.81% 44.30%
Number of salaries quoted 428 598 745
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 1,547 2,346 2,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.64% 29.61% 23.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,180 1,547 1,608
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.83% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,196 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.39% +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -8 161 £50,000 +11.11% 70
Warwickshire -2 125 £51,000 +20.00% 32
Coventry -5 88 £48,000 +20.00% 26
Worcestershire -1 73 £27,500 -26.67% 35
Staffordshire -16 32 £32,500 -14.47% 31
Shropshire +11 12 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Herefordshire +3 12 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Solihull -17 12 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Bromwich - 9 £47,500 - 4
Walsall - 5 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 2
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 184 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.16%) Computer Science
3 143 (25.67%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (22.26%) SQL
5 123 (22.08%) C#
6 118 (21.18%) JavaScript
7 94 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
8 93 (16.70%) Microsoft
8 93 (16.70%) Software Engineering
9 81 (14.54%) C
10 78 (14.00%) Finance
11 75 (13.46%) Azure
12 74 (13.29%) Telecoms
12 74 (13.29%) .NET
13 72 (12.93%) Git (software)
14 68 (12.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 65 (11.67%) Scrum
16 64 (11.49%) HTML
17 63 (11.31%) Python
18 59 (10.59%) Windows
18 59 (10.59%) C++
18 59 (10.59%) Mathematics
19 58 (10.41%) Project Management
20 55 (9.87%) Linux
21 54 (9.69%) Java
21 54 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
22 53 (9.52%) CSS
23 52 (9.34%) SQL Server
24 51 (9.16%) Cybersecurity
25 49 (8.80%) User Experience

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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.62%) SAS
5 8 (1.44%) Confluence
6 5 (0.90%) IIS
7 4 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.54%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.54%) JBoss
8 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.54%) TPMS
8 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) Appian
9 2 (0.36%) Liferay
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.26%) Simulink
5 5 (0.90%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Teamcenter
2 6 (1.08%) Primavera
3 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.18%) BPCS
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.46%) Azure
2 45 (8.08%) AWS
3 22 (3.95%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.51%) Office 365
5 10 (1.80%) GCP
6 8 (1.44%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.72%) GitHub
8 4 (0.72%) Google Play
9 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.54%) SaaS
9 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.18%) IaaS
11 1 (0.18%) PaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.92%) DNS
1 33 (5.92%) Internet
2 25 (4.49%) WAN
3 23 (4.13%) Firewall
4 21 (3.77%) LAN
5 18 (3.23%) Diameter Protocol
5 18 (3.23%) Wireless
6 15 (2.69%) Network Security
7 13 (2.33%) DHCP
8 11 (1.97%) SAN
9 9 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (1.62%) SSL
9 9 (1.62%) VPN
10 8 (1.44%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.90%) SNMP
12 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.72%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.95%) Power BI
3 17 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.44%) MySQL
7 7 (1.26%) Big Data
7 7 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.90%) DB2
8 5 (0.90%) OLTP
8 5 (0.90%) QlikView
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.72%) GIS
9 4 (0.72%) Looker
9 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.72%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.54%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 72 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.46%) JIRA
3 30 (5.39%) Visual Studio
4 18 (3.23%) GDB
5 10 (1.80%) Selenium
6 9 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.44%) Xcode
8 7 (1.26%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.90%) Burp Suite
9 5 (0.90%) Maven
9 5 (0.90%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.72%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.72%) CocoaPods
10 4 (0.72%) Gradle
10 4 (0.72%) Mockito
11 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.54%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.54%) Subversion
11 3 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 78 (14.00%) Finance
2 74 (13.29%) Telecoms
3 35 (6.28%) Electronics
4 32 (5.75%) Retail
5 28 (5.03%) Public Sector
6 23 (4.13%) Legal
7 13 (2.33%) Banking
8 12 (2.15%) Automotive
8 12 (2.15%) Law
9 11 (1.97%) Advertising
10 10 (1.80%) Games
10 10 (1.80%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.62%) Marketing
12 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.08%) French Language
13 6 (1.08%) German Language
13 6 (1.08%) Military
14 4 (0.72%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (22.98%) Developer
2 59 (10.59%) Analyst
2 59 (10.59%) Software Engineer
3 48 (8.62%) Architect
4 47 (8.44%) Graduate
5 43 (7.72%) Senior Developer
6 40 (7.18%) .NET Developer
7 39 (7.00%) Junior
8 30 (5.39%) Consultant
9 29 (5.21%) Embedded Engineer
9 29 (5.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 27 (4.85%) Software Developer
11 23 (4.13%) Junior Developer
11 23 (4.13%) Senior Manager
12 22 (3.95%) Electronics Engineer
12 22 (3.95%) Graduate Developer
12 22 (3.95%) Technical Architect
13 19 (3.41%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.41%) Technical Developer
14 17 (3.05%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (13.29%) .NET
2 64 (11.49%) HTML
3 53 (9.52%) CSS
4 47 (8.44%) ASP.NET
5 36 (6.46%) AngularJS
6 28 (5.03%) ASP.NET Core
7 27 (4.85%) KnockoutJS
8 24 (4.31%) Kendo UI
9 21 (3.77%) Spring
10 20 (3.59%) Web Services
11 14 (2.51%) Flutter
11 14 (2.51%) React
12 13 (2.33%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.62%) REST
14 9 (1.62%) XML
15 8 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (1.44%) DirectX
15 8 (1.44%) OpenGL
15 8 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.80%) User Experience
3 48 (8.62%) Management Information System
4 46 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 17 (3.05%) CCTV
8 15 (2.69%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.69%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.97%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.62%) SCADA
11 9 (1.62%) VHDL
12 7 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.08%) PKI
13 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.90%) CUDA
14 5 (0.90%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.59%) Windows
2 55 (9.87%) Linux
3 22 (3.95%) Unix
4 17 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.33%) Android
6 9 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.90%) Kali Linux
7 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.72%) VMS
9 3 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) HPUX
10 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.16%) Computer Science
3 143 (25.67%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (16.70%) Software Engineering
5 65 (11.67%) Scrum
6 59 (10.59%) Mathematics
7 58 (10.41%) Project Management
8 54 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (9.16%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (8.62%) TDD
11 47 (8.44%) OO
12 45 (8.08%) Mentoring
13 44 (7.90%) ITIL
14 43 (7.72%) Information Security
15 38 (6.82%) Analytics
16 37 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (6.64%) SDLC
17 33 (5.92%) Decision-Making
18 32 (5.75%) Collaborative Working
19 31 (5.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 124 (22.26%) SQL
2 123 (22.08%) C#
3 118 (21.18%) JavaScript
4 81 (14.54%) C
5 63 (11.31%) Python
6 59 (10.59%) C++
7 54 (9.69%) Java
8 45 (8.08%) R
9 17 (3.05%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.15%) Rust
12 9 (1.62%) Dart
12 9 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.44%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.44%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.44%) PHP
13 8 (1.44%) Scala
13 8 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.44%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (12.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (8.80%) HND
3 43 (7.72%) Security Cleared
4 38 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.64%) HNC
6 25 (4.49%) CISSP
7 21 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.69%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (2.33%) SANS
11 11 (1.97%) CCNA
11 11 (1.97%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.80%) OSCP
13 9 (1.62%) CISM
13 9 (1.62%) PMP
14 8 (1.44%) CEH
14 8 (1.44%) MCSE
15 7 (1.26%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.95%) QA
3 9 (1.62%) SLA
4 8 (1.44%) Basel II
4 8 (1.44%) IFRS
4 8 (1.44%) IFRS 9
5 7 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.26%) PMO
6 6 (1.08%) GDPR
7 5 (0.90%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.90%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.54%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.36%) COBIT
10 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.36%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.36%) MISRA
10 2 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (1.62%) vSphere
4 5 (0.90%) Docker
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (2.33%) SCCM
2 11 (1.97%) SCOM
3 9 (1.62%) AirWatch
3 9 (1.62%) SELinux
3 9 (1.62%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.90%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.72%) Nessus
6 4 (0.72%) Nmap
7 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.36%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 93 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.44%) Oracle
3 43 (7.72%) Cisco
4 25 (4.49%) VMware
5 16 (2.87%) Google
6 13 (2.33%) SAP
7 11 (1.97%) Dell
7 11 (1.97%) HP
7 11 (1.97%) McAfee
8 10 (1.80%) Virgin Media
9 9 (1.62%) Fujitsu
9 9 (1.62%) NetApp
10 7 (1.26%) IBM
10 7 (1.26%) Juniper
10 7 (1.26%) Tableau
11 6 (1.08%) EMC
12 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.72%) Palo Alto
13 4 (0.72%) Red Hat