Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 724 965 1,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.92% 11.21% 10.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.28% 41.99% 42.88%
Number of salaries quoted 552 671 899
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £76,125 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 1,843 2,298 2,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.26% 26.71% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,351 1,527 1,883
West Midlands median annual salary £46,000 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.75% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -20 177 £41,500 +9.21% 73
Warwickshire -1 147 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Coventry +14 129 £45,000 -7.69% 25
Worcestershire +9 96 £40,000 -13.04% 26
Staffordshire +2 50 £47,250 +24.34% 26
Shropshire +20 35 £31,500 +6.78% 9
Solihull -16 11 £50,000 - 6
Wolverhampton +10 10 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Dudley -1 6 £25,000 -3.85%
Walsall +3 4 - - 2
Herefordshire -26 4 £34,750 -36.82% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £56,250 -
Willenhall - 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £47,500 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 249 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (29.56%) Computer Science
3 201 (27.76%) Problem-Solving
4 140 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (19.20%) SQL
6 131 (18.09%) Microsoft
7 122 (16.85%) C#
8 119 (16.44%) Software Engineering
9 116 (16.02%) JavaScript
10 99 (13.67%) Telecoms
10 99 (13.67%) Finance
11 91 (12.57%) C
12 90 (12.43%) SQL Server
13 84 (11.60%) .NET
14 83 (11.46%) HND
14 83 (11.46%) Project Management
15 80 (11.05%) Git (software)
16 76 (10.50%) Electronics
16 76 (10.50%) Linux
16 76 (10.50%) Python
16 76 (10.50%) Scrum
17 75 (10.36%) HTML
18 74 (10.22%) User Experience
19 73 (10.08%) Computer Science Degree
20 69 (9.53%) Oracle
20 69 (9.53%) Management Information System
21 68 (9.39%) Azure
22 66 (9.12%) C++
23 64 (8.84%) Java
24 63 (8.70%) Mathematics

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 19 (2.62%) ArcGIS
2 13 (1.80%) SAS
3 11 (1.52%) Apache
3 11 (1.52%) IIS
4 8 (1.10%) CMS
4 8 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.69%) Confluence
5 5 (0.69%) JBoss
6 3 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.41%) nginx
7 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.28%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.28%) Liferay
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.38%) Simulink
5 6 (0.83%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.69%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.41%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.14%) Stata
9 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Cash Management
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 9 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (0.97%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.55%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.28%) Primavera
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) Data Workbench
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.14%) FastStats
5 1 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.39%) Azure
2 42 (5.80%) AWS
3 16 (2.21%) Power Platform
4 6 (0.83%) SaaS
5 4 (0.55%) GitHub
5 4 (0.55%) Google Play
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Office 365
6 3 (0.41%) PaaS
6 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.28%) Route 53
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.14%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.66%) Wireless
2 34 (4.70%) DNS
3 25 (3.45%) Firewall
4 20 (2.76%) Internet
5 19 (2.62%) WAN
6 18 (2.49%) Diameter Protocol
7 17 (2.35%) Broadband
7 17 (2.35%) LAN
8 13 (1.80%) Network Security
8 13 (1.80%) SMS
9 12 (1.66%) VoIP
10 11 (1.52%) Ethernet
10 11 (1.52%) MPLS
10 11 (1.52%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.38%) BGP
11 10 (1.38%) OSPF
11 10 (1.38%) RSVP
11 10 (1.38%) SSL
12 9 (1.24%) VPN
13 8 (1.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.70%) MySQL
3 25 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (2.62%) GIS
5 16 (2.21%) Power BI
6 15 (2.07%) Spatial Data
7 14 (1.93%) SQLite
8 12 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.38%) Big Data
11 7 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.83%) DB2
12 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.69%) QlikView
14 4 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.41%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 80 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.49%) GDB
4 17 (2.35%) JIRA
5 16 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (1.24%) Selenium
6 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.97%) Protractor
7 7 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.83%) Subversion
8 6 (0.83%) Xcode
9 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.55%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.55%) CocoaPods
10 4 (0.55%) Gradle
10 4 (0.55%) IDA Disassembler
10 4 (0.55%) Mockito
10 4 (0.55%) OllyDbg
11 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 99 (13.67%) Finance
1 99 (13.67%) Telecoms
2 76 (10.50%) Electronics
3 59 (8.15%) Retail
4 40 (5.52%) Manufacturing
5 37 (5.11%) Marketing
6 32 (4.42%) Aerospace
7 22 (3.04%) Banking
8 20 (2.76%) Legal
9 16 (2.21%) Automotive
9 16 (2.21%) Military
10 15 (2.07%) Advertising
10 15 (2.07%) Law
11 14 (1.93%) Public Sector
12 12 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.66%) Games
13 9 (1.24%) General Ledger
14 8 (1.10%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.97%) German Language
16 5 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 148 (20.44%) Developer
2 77 (10.64%) Analyst
3 65 (8.98%) Software Engineer
4 59 (8.15%) Graduate
5 53 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 52 (7.18%) Architect
7 41 (5.66%) Consultant
8 37 (5.11%) Embedded Engineer
9 36 (4.97%) Electronics Engineer
10 35 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 35 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 34 (4.70%) Software Developer
12 31 (4.28%) Senior Electronics Engineer
13 28 (3.87%) Administrator
14 27 (3.73%) Junior
14 27 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
15 22 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.60%) .NET
2 75 (10.36%) HTML
3 58 (8.01%) CSS
4 57 (7.87%) ASP.NET
5 45 (6.22%) AngularJS
6 24 (3.31%) Spring
7 23 (3.18%) .NET Framework
7 23 (3.18%) Web Services
8 19 (2.62%) HTML5
8 19 (2.62%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (2.49%) jQuery
10 16 (2.21%) ASP.NET Core
11 15 (2.07%) CSS3
12 14 (1.93%) Entity Framework
13 13 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.66%) Flutter
14 12 (1.66%) Kendo UI
15 11 (1.52%) .NET Core
15 11 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (1.52%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 140 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.22%) User Experience
3 69 (9.53%) Management Information System
4 45 (6.22%) CCTV
4 45 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.76%) Credit Risk
6 19 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.49%) Cloud Native
8 16 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (2.07%) Analogue Electronics
10 12 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.97%) Blog
11 7 (0.97%) Cyberattack
11 7 (0.97%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.97%) Social Media
11 7 (0.97%) Xbox
12 6 (0.83%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.83%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.50%) Linux
2 49 (6.77%) Windows
3 20 (2.76%) Unix
4 16 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.66%) Android
8 10 (1.38%) HPUX
8 10 (1.38%) Solaris
9 7 (0.97%) Kali Linux
9 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.69%) CentOS
10 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (29.56%) Computer Science
3 201 (27.76%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (16.44%) Software Engineering
5 83 (11.46%) Project Management
6 76 (10.50%) Scrum
7 63 (8.70%) Mathematics
8 58 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (7.46%) ITIL
10 52 (7.18%) Collaborative Working
11 51 (7.04%) Information Security
12 49 (6.77%) DevOps
12 49 (6.77%) Mentoring
13 48 (6.63%) Change Management
13 48 (6.63%) OO
14 45 (6.22%) Decision-Making
14 45 (6.22%) Innovative Thinking
15 42 (5.80%) Service Delivery
15 42 (5.80%) TDD
16 40 (5.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 139 (19.20%) SQL
2 122 (16.85%) C#
3 116 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 91 (12.57%) C
5 76 (10.50%) Python
6 66 (9.12%) C++
7 64 (8.84%) Java
8 30 (4.14%) R
9 25 (3.45%) Embedded C
10 16 (2.21%) PHP
11 15 (2.07%) Scala
12 13 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.66%) Rust
14 11 (1.52%) MATLAB
14 11 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.24%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.10%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.97%) Dart
Qualifications
1 83 (11.46%) HND
2 73 (10.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (6.35%) HNC
4 30 (4.14%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.49%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (1.93%) CISSP
8 14 (1.93%) PMP
9 13 (1.80%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.66%) CCNA
10 12 (1.66%) CCNP
11 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.10%) JNCIA
12 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.69%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.83%) QA
2 20 (2.76%) SLA
3 16 (2.21%) GDPR
3 16 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.66%) Basel II
4 12 (1.66%) IFRS
4 12 (1.66%) IFRS 9
5 11 (1.52%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.55%) NEBOSH
8 3 (0.41%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.41%) PMO
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.28%) MISRA
10 1 (0.14%) BS7666
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.21%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.38%) Firmware
4 8 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.97%) Docker
6 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.10%) AirWatch
1 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (1.10%) SCCM
2 7 (0.97%) Nessus
3 6 (0.83%) SELinux
4 5 (0.69%) FTK
4 5 (0.69%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.69%) Puppet
5 4 (0.55%) EnCase
5 4 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.41%) Ansible
6 3 (0.41%) Salt
7 2 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.28%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 131 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.53%) Oracle
3 35 (4.83%) Cisco
4 26 (3.59%) EMC
5 18 (2.49%) SAP
6 17 (2.35%) Juniper
7 14 (1.93%) VMware
8 11 (1.52%) ArcSight
8 11 (1.52%) Nokia
8 11 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.52%) Splunk
9 7 (0.97%) Citrix
9 7 (0.97%) Concur
9 7 (0.97%) Google
9 7 (0.97%) IBM
9 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.97%) Tableau
9 7 (0.97%) Virgin Media
10 6 (0.83%) Facebook
10 6 (0.83%) Xamarin