Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 979 1353 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.84% 11.33% 10.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.15% 41.86% 39.09%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1119 978
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,950 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 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 2379 3232 2883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.92% 27.06% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1891 2361 2257
West Midlands median annual salary £40,591 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.48% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.08% +3.33% -

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 363 £36,000 +10.77% 28
Coventry -6 161 £30,000 -16.67% 5
Warwickshire -10 152 £37,500 -13.79% 10
Staffordshire +5 104 £30,000 +14.29% 7
Worcestershire -4 67 £33,000 +20.00% 6
Solihull -27 27 £33,500 -48.46% 3
Shropshire -21 21 £47,500 +33.80% 5
Wolverhampton -8 17 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Halesowen -9 12 £35,000 +75.00% 1
Herefordshire -11 12 £39,250 -23.41% 2
Walsall +7 2 £95,000 +26.67% 2
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £28,500 +11.76%
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 300 (30.64%) Computer Science
2 238 (24.31%) C#
3 222 (22.68%) SQL
4 217 (22.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 213 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (20.22%) .NET
7 194 (19.82%) Microsoft
8 186 (19.00%) Software Engineering
9 175 (17.88%) JavaScript
10 172 (17.57%) SQL Server
11 167 (17.06%) HTML
12 150 (15.32%) CSS
13 133 (13.59%) Java
14 131 (13.38%) MVC
15 123 (12.56%) Project Management
16 120 (12.26%) ITIL
17 114 (11.64%) ASP.NET
18 110 (11.24%) Windows
18 110 (11.24%) Finance
19 101 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
20 99 (10.11%) Web Development
21 98 (10.01%) Mathematics
22 94 (9.60%) C++
23 88 (8.99%) Linux
24 87 (8.89%) Oracle
24 87 (8.89%) jQuery
25 80 (8.17%) SDLC
26 77 (7.87%) Electronics
27 73 (7.46%) Python
28 69 (7.05%) Manufacturing

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 28 (2.86%) IIS
2 24 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.94%) CMS
4 15 (1.53%) Drupal
5 13 (1.33%) WordPress
6 12 (1.23%) JBoss
6 12 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.12%) EPiServer
8 10 (1.02%) SAS
8 10 (1.02%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.92%) ArcGIS
9 9 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.41%) Confluence
13 3 (0.31%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 67 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.23%) Acrobat
5 12 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.23%) PaintShop Pro
6 11 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (1.02%) Simulink
8 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.72%) Maple
10 6 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.31%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.20%) SPSS
14 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.10%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Magento
1 7 (0.72%) SAP APO
1 7 (0.72%) SAP SCM
2 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.51%) BPCS
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.51%) SAP VC
4 4 (0.41%) assyst
4 4 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.31%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.96%) SaaS
4 19 (1.94%) Office 365
5 18 (1.84%) PaaS
6 13 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.23%) IaaS
8 6 (0.61%) GitHub
9 5 (0.51%) G Suite
10 4 (0.41%) Slack
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.31%) Force.com
12 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.11%) Firewall
2 40 (4.09%) WAN
3 31 (3.17%) VPN
4 30 (3.06%) LAN
5 26 (2.66%) HTTP
5 26 (2.66%) Internet
6 25 (2.55%) Network Security
7 20 (2.04%) DNS
8 19 (1.94%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.53%) DHCP
10 14 (1.43%) OSPF
11 13 (1.33%) SAN
12 11 (1.12%) 802.11
12 11 (1.12%) VLAN
13 9 (0.92%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.92%) Intranet
13 9 (0.92%) Skype
13 9 (0.92%) Wireless
14 7 (0.72%) NAS
14 7 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.70%) MySQL
3 21 (2.15%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.84%) Big Data
7 17 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.33%) DB2
11 10 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.92%) Power BI
13 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.82%) GIS
13 8 (0.82%) MS Access
13 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.47%) JIRA
3 28 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 21 (2.15%) JUnit
5 17 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.74%) Subversion
6 12 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.02%) Maven
7 10 (1.02%) Selenium
8 9 (0.92%) Clang
9 8 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.82%) gulp
9 8 (0.82%) LabVIEW
10 7 (0.72%) JBehave
10 7 (0.72%) LSMW
11 6 (0.61%) git-flow
11 6 (0.61%) Gradle
11 6 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.51%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.41%) Mockito
General
1 110 (11.24%) Finance
2 77 (7.87%) Electronics
3 69 (7.05%) Manufacturing
4 68 (6.95%) Automotive
4 68 (6.95%) Marketing
5 67 (6.84%) Retail
6 32 (3.27%) Games
7 28 (2.86%) Publishing
8 24 (2.45%) Banking
9 18 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (1.63%) Legal
11 14 (1.43%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.23%) Advertising
13 8 (0.82%) French Language
13 8 (0.82%) German Language
14 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
17 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 310 (31.66%) Developer
2 150 (15.32%) Analyst
3 117 (11.95%) Graduate
4 99 (10.11%) C# Developer
5 98 (10.01%) Junior
6 75 (7.66%) Junior Developer
7 74 (7.56%) .NET Developer
8 72 (7.35%) Graduate Developer
9 64 (6.54%) Software Developer
10 62 (6.33%) Software Engineer
11 54 (5.52%) Architect
12 47 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 45 (4.60%) Java Developer
14 43 (4.39%) Junior C# Developer
14 43 (4.39%) Tester
15 42 (4.29%) Business Analyst
16 40 (4.09%) C# Software Developer
17 34 (3.47%) Graduate C# Developer
18 32 (3.27%) Consultant
19 30 (3.06%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (20.22%) .NET
2 167 (17.06%) HTML
3 150 (15.32%) CSS
4 114 (11.64%) ASP.NET
5 87 (8.89%) jQuery
6 64 (6.54%) XML
7 58 (5.92%) Web Services
8 57 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 52 (5.31%) AngularJS
10 41 (4.19%) REST
11 32 (3.27%) Hibernate
11 32 (3.27%) HTML5
12 30 (3.06%) SOAP
13 28 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 27 (2.76%) .NET Framework
15 26 (2.66%) J2EE
15 26 (2.66%) Sass
15 26 (2.66%) Spring
16 24 (2.45%) LINQ
17 23 (2.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 300 (30.64%) Computer Science
2 101 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 62 (6.33%) Data Centre
5 41 (4.19%) Mobile App
6 36 (3.68%) User Experience
7 27 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.35%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.94%) SCADA
11 14 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 14 (1.43%) Graphic Design
11 14 (1.43%) Social Media
12 13 (1.33%) Mobile Games
12 13 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 12 (1.23%) CAN bus
14 11 (1.12%) CMDB
15 10 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (1.02%) Life Science
16 9 (0.92%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 110 (11.24%) Windows
2 88 (8.99%) Linux
3 25 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 23 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.25%) Unix
7 21 (2.15%) Android
8 15 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.12%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.41%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.31%) Solaris
13 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.10%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (19.00%) Software Engineering
3 131 (13.38%) MVC
4 123 (12.56%) Project Management
5 120 (12.26%) ITIL
6 99 (10.11%) Web Development
7 98 (10.01%) Mathematics
8 80 (8.17%) SDLC
9 66 (6.74%) Presales
10 63 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 62 (6.33%) Scrum
12 59 (6.03%) OO
12 59 (6.03%) Test Automation
13 57 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (5.62%) Mentoring
14 55 (5.62%) TDD
15 49 (5.01%) PRINCE2
16 47 (4.80%) Physics
17 44 (4.49%) ERP
18 40 (4.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 238 (24.31%) C#
2 222 (22.68%) SQL
3 175 (17.88%) JavaScript
4 133 (13.59%) Java
5 94 (9.60%) C++
6 73 (7.46%) Python
7 55 (5.62%) C
8 40 (4.09%) PHP
9 34 (3.47%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.06%) PowerShell
11 26 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 25 (2.55%) VB
13 24 (2.45%) Embedded C
14 23 (2.35%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.74%) R
16 14 (1.43%) ABAP
17 13 (1.33%) XPath
18 12 (1.23%) Bash Shell
19 11 (1.12%) Embedded C++
19 11 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 217 (22.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 64 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (4.49%) ISEB
4 40 (4.09%) HND
5 37 (3.78%) Master's Degree
6 35 (3.58%) PhD
7 30 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
8 29 (2.96%) CCNA
8 29 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (2.76%) Security Cleared
10 26 (2.66%) GNVQ
11 25 (2.55%) SC Cleared
12 23 (2.35%) MCSE
13 22 (2.25%) PMI Certification
14 20 (2.04%) PMP
15 18 (1.84%) MCP
15 18 (1.84%) MCSD
16 15 (1.53%) CISSP
17 14 (1.43%) CEH
17 14 (1.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.64%) QA
2 35 (3.58%) SLA
3 21 (2.15%) PMO
4 20 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.72%) IEC 62304
6 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.61%) MISRA
8 5 (0.51%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.51%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.51%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.31%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.31%) P3O
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 40 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.17%) Firmware
3 28 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.43%) Snort
5 10 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.61%) Docker
6 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 12 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (1.02%) SCCM
2 10 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.20%) Nessus
5 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.20%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.10%) Control-M
6 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 194 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.89%) Oracle
3 55 (5.62%) SAP
4 52 (5.31%) VMware
5 42 (4.29%) Cisco
6 41 (4.19%) HP
7 30 (3.06%) CheckPoint
8 25 (2.55%) EMC
8 25 (2.55%) IBM
9 18 (1.84%) Citrix
9 18 (1.84%) Fortinet
10 17 (1.74%) Adobe
11 16 (1.63%) Juniper
11 16 (1.63%) Tableau
12 15 (1.53%) NetApp
13 12 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.23%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.12%) Google
15 10 (1.02%) BMC
16 8 (0.82%) Cognos