Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 989 1198 1180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.81% 10.38% 10.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.89% 39.39% 42.49%
Number of salaries quoted 834 999 1031
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £22,150 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,050 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2361 3041 2777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.42% 26.36% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 2231 2211
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,000 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -2 362 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Warwickshire -4 159 £35,000 - 9
Coventry -3 129 £30,000 -16.67% 8
Staffordshire +19 116 £30,000 - 6
Worcestershire +9 74 £36,000 +20.00% 7
Solihull +5 46 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Wolverhampton -5 22 £34,500 +38.00% 1
Shropshire -36 17 £55,000 +59.63%
Halesowen -28 15 £20,000 -4.76% 1
Herefordshire -2 8 £40,000 +73.91% 1
Dudley +9 4 £37,500 +108.33%
Walsall +2 4 £95,000 +427.78% 1
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 282 (28.51%) Computer Science
2 258 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (24.47%) C#
4 225 (22.75%) SQL
5 207 (20.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 188 (19.01%) .NET
7 187 (18.91%) Software Engineering
8 184 (18.60%) Microsoft
9 179 (18.10%) JavaScript
10 154 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
11 150 (15.17%) Java
12 142 (14.36%) SQL Server
13 136 (13.75%) HTML
14 128 (12.94%) CSS
15 121 (12.23%) Project Management
16 120 (12.13%) ASP.NET
17 118 (11.93%) Finance
18 116 (11.73%) Windows
19 114 (11.53%) ITIL
20 112 (11.32%) MVC
21 97 (9.81%) Marketing
22 94 (9.50%) QA
23 91 (9.20%) C++
24 90 (9.10%) Scrum
25 89 (9.00%) SDLC
26 87 (8.80%) XML
27 81 (8.19%) Python
27 81 (8.19%) Test Automation
28 76 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
29 75 (7.58%) Electronics

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 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.12%) JBoss
3 16 (1.62%) IIS
4 14 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.11%) NetWeaver
5 11 (1.11%) SAS
6 10 (1.01%) CMS
6 10 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.71%) Confluence
7 7 (0.71%) WordPress
8 6 (0.61%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.61%) Drupal
9 5 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.30%) Apache
11 3 (0.30%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 76 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (2.43%) Simulink
5 17 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (1.62%) Acrobat
7 12 (1.21%) PaintShop Pro
8 9 (0.91%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.61%) Doxygen
9 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.51%) SPSS
11 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.40%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.30%) ArcInfo
12 3 (0.30%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.10%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.31%) SAP VC
3 11 (1.11%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.81%) Magento
4 8 (0.81%) SAP APO
4 8 (0.81%) SAP SCM
5 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
6 6 (0.61%) BPCS
6 6 (0.61%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.20%) assyst
10 1 (0.10%) Actimize
10 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.10%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.10%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.13%) SaaS
4 26 (2.63%) PaaS
5 19 (1.92%) Office 365
6 11 (1.11%) AdWords
7 10 (1.01%) IaaS
8 9 (0.91%) GitHub
8 9 (0.91%) npm
9 7 (0.71%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.51%) G Suite
12 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.40%) Force.com
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.34%) Firewall
2 28 (2.83%) Internet
3 26 (2.63%) VPN
4 23 (2.33%) WAN
5 17 (1.72%) HTTP
5 17 (1.72%) LAN
5 17 (1.72%) Network Security
6 15 (1.52%) DNS
7 12 (1.21%) DHCP
7 12 (1.21%) OSPF
8 11 (1.11%) 802.11
9 10 (1.01%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.01%) Intranet
10 7 (0.71%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.61%) Broadband
11 6 (0.61%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 6 (0.61%) IPsec
11 6 (0.61%) SSL
11 6 (0.61%) VDSL
11 6 (0.61%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (2.12%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.82%) MySQL
5 14 (1.42%) Big Data
5 14 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.91%) MS Access
9 8 (0.81%) DB2
9 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.71%) GIS
11 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.51%) Power BI
12 5 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 41 (4.15%) JIRA
3 35 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.24%) Subversion
5 28 (2.83%) JUnit
6 24 (2.43%) Git (software)
7 20 (2.02%) Maven
8 19 (1.92%) Selenium
9 16 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.42%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.21%) JBehave
12 12 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (1.01%) Android Studio
13 10 (1.01%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.01%) Xcode
14 8 (0.81%) gulp
14 8 (0.81%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.71%) Gradle
15 7 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 118 (11.93%) Finance
2 97 (9.81%) Marketing
3 75 (7.58%) Electronics
4 60 (6.07%) Retail
5 57 (5.76%) Automotive
6 56 (5.66%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.93%) Publishing
8 27 (2.73%) Banking
9 21 (2.12%) Games
9 21 (2.12%) Legal
10 19 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (1.92%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.62%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.31%) Local Government
13 11 (1.11%) Advertising
13 11 (1.11%) Law
14 7 (0.71%) German Language
15 6 (0.61%) French Language
16 5 (0.51%) Billing
17 4 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 272 (27.50%) Developer
2 155 (15.67%) Analyst
3 119 (12.03%) C# Developer
3 119 (12.03%) Graduate
4 88 (8.90%) Junior
5 83 (8.39%) .NET Developer
6 73 (7.38%) Software Engineer
7 68 (6.88%) Graduate Developer
8 65 (6.57%) Architect
9 64 (6.47%) Software Developer
10 60 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 56 (5.66%) Junior Developer
12 52 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
13 49 (4.95%) Java Developer
14 48 (4.85%) Business Analyst
15 46 (4.65%) Graduate C# Developer
16 39 (3.94%) Tester
17 38 (3.84%) Junior C# Developer
18 34 (3.44%) .NET Software Developer
19 30 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (19.01%) .NET
2 136 (13.75%) HTML
3 128 (12.94%) CSS
4 120 (12.13%) ASP.NET
5 87 (8.80%) XML
6 60 (6.07%) AngularJS
7 59 (5.97%) Web Services
8 52 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (4.65%) jQuery
10 43 (4.35%) REST
11 31 (3.13%) Hibernate
11 31 (3.13%) HTML5
12 28 (2.83%) SOAP
13 27 (2.73%) Spring
14 26 (2.63%) J2EE
15 25 (2.53%) Node.js
16 21 (2.12%) Ajax
16 21 (2.12%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (2.02%) .NET Framework
17 20 (2.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 282 (28.51%) Computer Science
2 154 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 50 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 47 (4.75%) Mobile App
6 37 (3.74%) User Experience
7 28 (2.83%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.83%) Social Media
8 26 (2.63%) SCADA
9 23 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 16 (1.62%) Graphic Design
12 14 (1.42%) Fintech
13 13 (1.31%) BBC
14 12 (1.21%) Blog
15 10 (1.01%) VHDL
15 10 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.91%) CMDB
16 9 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 116 (11.73%) Windows
2 59 (5.97%) Linux
3 28 (2.83%) Unix
4 27 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.43%) Android
6 20 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.82%) Windows Server
9 15 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.11%) Windows Vista
11 9 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.40%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (18.91%) Software Engineering
3 121 (12.23%) Project Management
4 114 (11.53%) ITIL
5 112 (11.32%) MVC
6 90 (9.10%) Scrum
7 89 (9.00%) SDLC
8 81 (8.19%) Test Automation
9 72 (7.28%) Mathematics
10 67 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 67 (6.77%) Mentoring
11 64 (6.47%) TDD
12 56 (5.66%) Presales
12 56 (5.66%) Web Development
13 55 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (5.16%) PRINCE2
15 49 (4.95%) Unit Testing
16 47 (4.75%) Change Management
16 47 (4.75%) OO
16 47 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (24.47%) C#
2 225 (22.75%) SQL
3 179 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 150 (15.17%) Java
5 91 (9.20%) C++
6 81 (8.19%) Python
7 69 (6.98%) C
8 36 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 31 (3.13%) MATLAB
10 26 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 25 (2.53%) Perl
11 25 (2.53%) R
12 24 (2.43%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.02%) ABAP
13 20 (2.02%) PHP
14 19 (1.92%) Embedded C
14 19 (1.92%) XPath
15 16 (1.62%) VB
16 14 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.01%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 207 (20.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 56 (5.66%) ISEB
3 45 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 40 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
6 34 (3.44%) Security Cleared
7 29 (2.93%) PhD
8 27 (2.73%) SC Cleared
9 25 (2.53%) HND
10 23 (2.33%) CISSP
11 18 (1.82%) ISTQB
12 16 (1.62%) GNVQ
12 16 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (1.52%) PMI Certification
13 15 (1.52%) PMP
14 14 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (1.42%) MCP
15 13 (1.31%) CCNA
15 13 (1.31%) CEH
15 13 (1.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (9.50%) QA
2 28 (2.83%) SLA
3 22 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.02%) IEC 62304
5 17 (1.72%) PMO
6 13 (1.31%) IEC 61508
7 11 (1.11%) Data Quality
7 11 (1.11%) MISRA
8 10 (1.01%) ISO 13485
8 10 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.81%) GDPR
10 7 (0.71%) ISO 26262
10 7 (0.71%) MISRA C
11 6 (0.61%) GPG13
11 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.40%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.40%) P3O
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.93%) Firmware
3 21 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.11%) Docker
5 8 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.40%) Snort
6 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) HDFS
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (0.81%) SCCM
2 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
2 5 (0.51%) SCVMM
3 4 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.20%) Nagios
5 2 (0.20%) Nessus
5 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.10%) Ansible
6 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.10%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 184 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.97%) Oracle
3 49 (4.95%) SAP
4 39 (3.94%) VMware
5 31 (3.13%) HP
6 29 (2.93%) Adobe
7 27 (2.73%) Google
8 25 (2.53%) EMC
9 21 (2.12%) CheckPoint
10 20 (2.02%) Cisco
11 19 (1.92%) Citrix
12 13 (1.31%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.11%) NetApp
14 10 (1.01%) IBM
15 8 (0.81%) Tableau
16 7 (0.71%) Cadence
17 6 (0.61%) Fujitsu
17 6 (0.61%) Juniper
17 6 (0.61%) QAD
17 6 (0.61%) Salesforce.com