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

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1021 1283 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.24% 10.98% 10.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.06% 40.98% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 899 1062 1025
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 2371 3131 2799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.78% 26.80% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1869 2295 2217
West Midlands median annual salary £41,390 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.48% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,791
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -2 368 £36,000 +10.77% 15
Warwickshire -7 162 £35,000 -3.45% 7
Coventry -5 148 £30,000 -16.67% 6
Staffordshire +13 111 £35,000 +16.67% 3
Worcestershire +7 78 £37,250 +24.17% 3
Solihull -4 43 £60,000 -7.69%
Wolverhampton -7 22 £34,500 -1.43%
Shropshire -35 19 £52,500 +52.37% 4
Halesowen -19 16 £20,500 -2.38% 3
Herefordshire -1 11 £39,250 +70.65%
Walsall +1 3 £95,000 +245.45%
Dudley +10 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 314 (30.75%) Computer Science
2 257 (25.17%) C#
3 253 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (23.41%) SQL
5 234 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 207 (20.27%) .NET
7 198 (19.39%) JavaScript
8 196 (19.20%) Microsoft
9 191 (18.71%) Software Engineering
10 165 (16.16%) HTML
11 161 (15.77%) SQL Server
12 159 (15.57%) Java
13 153 (14.99%) CSS
14 140 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
15 136 (13.32%) ASP.NET
16 135 (13.22%) MVC
17 123 (12.05%) ITIL
18 121 (11.85%) Windows
19 119 (11.66%) Project Management
20 117 (11.46%) Finance
21 95 (9.30%) C++
22 93 (9.11%) XML
23 89 (8.72%) Marketing
24 86 (8.42%) Scrum
24 86 (8.42%) SDLC
25 85 (8.33%) Python
26 78 (7.64%) Web Development
27 77 (7.54%) C
28 76 (7.44%) Mathematics
29 75 (7.35%) QA

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 27 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.15%) IIS
3 21 (2.06%) JBoss
4 17 (1.67%) CMS
5 13 (1.27%) Drupal
5 13 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.18%) ArcGIS
6 12 (1.18%) SAS
7 10 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 9 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.88%) WordPress
9 8 (0.78%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.69%) Confluence
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 73 (7.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (1.96%) Simulink
6 15 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (1.37%) Acrobat
8 12 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
9 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.49%) SPSS
12 4 (0.39%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.29%) ArcInfo
13 3 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
13 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.20%) Maple
14 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (1.37%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.27%) SAP VC
3 10 (0.98%) Magento
4 8 (0.78%) SAP APO
4 8 (0.78%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.78%) SAP SCM
5 6 (0.59%) BPCS
6 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.39%) assyst
7 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.098%) Actimize
9 1 (0.098%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.098%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.84%) SaaS
4 26 (2.55%) PaaS
5 19 (1.86%) Office 365
6 13 (1.27%) IaaS
7 10 (0.98%) GitHub
8 9 (0.88%) npm
9 8 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.69%) AdWords
11 5 (0.49%) G Suite
11 5 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.39%) Force.com
13 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.29%) Slack
14 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.53%) Firewall
2 30 (2.94%) Internet
3 26 (2.55%) VPN
4 25 (2.45%) WAN
5 20 (1.96%) HTTP
5 20 (1.96%) Network Security
6 18 (1.76%) LAN
7 15 (1.47%) DNS
8 12 (1.18%) Ethernet
9 11 (1.08%) 802.11
9 11 (1.08%) DHCP
10 10 (0.98%) Intranet
11 9 (0.88%) OSPF
11 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.78%) Skype
13 7 (0.69%) SAN
14 6 (0.59%) Broadband
14 6 (0.59%) Gigabit Ethernet
14 6 (0.59%) SSL
14 6 (0.59%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.64%) MySQL
3 24 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.37%) Big Data
7 13 (1.27%) DB2
8 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.88%) GIS
11 9 (0.88%) MS Access
11 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.59%) Power BI
13 6 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.49%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 38 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 37 (3.62%) JIRA
3 35 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 31 (3.04%) JUnit
6 28 (2.74%) Subversion
7 18 (1.76%) Maven
8 16 (1.57%) Selenium
9 14 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.27%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.08%) JBehave
12 10 (0.98%) Android Studio
12 10 (0.98%) Xcode
13 9 (0.88%) gulp
13 9 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.78%) Gradle
14 8 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.69%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 117 (11.46%) Finance
2 89 (8.72%) Marketing
3 72 (7.05%) Electronics
4 68 (6.66%) Automotive
5 63 (6.17%) Retail
6 61 (5.97%) Manufacturing
7 32 (3.13%) Publishing
8 29 (2.84%) Banking
9 22 (2.15%) Games
10 21 (2.06%) Legal
11 19 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (1.47%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 13 (1.27%) Local Government
15 10 (0.98%) Advertising
16 7 (0.69%) French Language
16 7 (0.69%) German Language
16 7 (0.69%) Law
17 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 311 (30.46%) Developer
2 155 (15.18%) Analyst
3 126 (12.34%) Graduate
4 119 (11.66%) C# Developer
5 102 (9.99%) Junior
6 92 (9.01%) .NET Developer
7 74 (7.25%) Graduate Developer
8 72 (7.05%) Junior Developer
8 72 (7.05%) Software Engineer
9 68 (6.66%) Architect
10 64 (6.27%) Software Developer
11 61 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 57 (5.58%) Java Developer
13 54 (5.29%) Business Analyst
14 46 (4.51%) C# Software Developer
14 46 (4.51%) Junior C# Developer
15 43 (4.21%) Graduate C# Developer
16 41 (4.02%) Tester
17 35 (3.43%) .NET Software Developer
18 34 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (20.27%) .NET
2 165 (16.16%) HTML
3 153 (14.99%) CSS
4 136 (13.32%) ASP.NET
5 93 (9.11%) XML
6 71 (6.95%) jQuery
7 66 (6.46%) Web Services
8 63 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (6.07%) AngularJS
10 48 (4.70%) REST
11 36 (3.53%) Hibernate
12 33 (3.23%) SOAP
13 32 (3.13%) HTML5
13 32 (3.13%) Spring
14 31 (3.04%) J2EE
15 25 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (2.35%) Ajax
16 24 (2.35%) LINQ
17 23 (2.25%) Node.js
18 22 (2.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 314 (30.75%) Computer Science
2 140 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 49 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 46 (4.51%) Mobile App
6 43 (4.21%) User Experience
7 30 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 26 (2.55%) Social Media
9 25 (2.45%) SCADA
10 21 (2.06%) Algorithms
10 21 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 14 (1.37%) Graphic Design
13 12 (1.18%) Blog
13 12 (1.18%) CAN bus
13 12 (1.18%) Fintech
14 11 (1.08%) BBC
14 11 (1.08%) CMDB
15 10 (0.98%) VHDL
15 10 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.85%) Windows
2 74 (7.25%) Linux
3 28 (2.74%) Unix
4 25 (2.45%) Android
5 24 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 21 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.86%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.08%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.39%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (18.71%) Software Engineering
3 135 (13.22%) MVC
4 123 (12.05%) ITIL
5 119 (11.66%) Project Management
6 86 (8.42%) Scrum
6 86 (8.42%) SDLC
7 78 (7.64%) Web Development
8 76 (7.44%) Mathematics
9 68 (6.66%) Test Automation
10 64 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 62 (6.07%) Mentoring
11 62 (6.07%) Presales
12 60 (5.88%) TDD
13 51 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (4.51%) Change Management
14 46 (4.51%) PRINCE2
15 45 (4.41%) BDD
15 45 (4.41%) Unit Testing
16 44 (4.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 257 (25.17%) C#
2 239 (23.41%) SQL
3 198 (19.39%) JavaScript
4 159 (15.57%) Java
5 95 (9.30%) C++
6 85 (8.33%) Python
7 77 (7.54%) C
8 34 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 33 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 31 (3.04%) PHP
11 29 (2.84%) MATLAB
11 29 (2.84%) PowerShell
12 25 (2.45%) Embedded C
12 25 (2.45%) Perl
13 24 (2.35%) R
14 20 (1.96%) XPath
15 19 (1.86%) VB
16 18 (1.76%) ABAP
17 12 (1.18%) TypeScript
18 11 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 234 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (4.80%) ISEB
2 49 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (4.11%) Master's Degree
4 35 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
5 32 (3.13%) HND
5 32 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.84%) PhD
7 28 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 22 (2.15%) GNVQ
9 19 (1.86%) CISSP
10 17 (1.67%) CCNA
10 17 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.67%) PMP
11 15 (1.47%) MCSD
11 15 (1.47%) MCSE
12 14 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
12 14 (1.37%) PMI Certification
13 13 (1.27%) CEH
13 13 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.35%) QA
2 28 (2.74%) SLA
3 20 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.47%) IEC 62304
4 15 (1.47%) PMO
5 12 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.98%) IEC 61508
6 10 (0.98%) MISRA
7 9 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.69%) ISO 13485
8 7 (0.69%) ISO 26262
9 6 (0.59%) GPG13
9 6 (0.59%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.49%) GDPR
10 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.39%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.29%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.098%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 38 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.33%) Firmware
3 21 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.08%) Docker
5 8 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.49%) Snort
6 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.29%) XenApp
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.098%) HDFS
9 1 (0.098%) KVM
9 1 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (0.78%) SCCM
2 7 (0.69%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.49%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (0.39%) Puppet
5 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.098%) Ansible
7 1 (0.098%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.098%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.098%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.098%) Nagios
7 1 (0.098%) Terraform
Vendors
1 196 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.76%) Oracle
3 53 (5.19%) SAP
4 43 (4.21%) VMware
5 32 (3.13%) HP
6 28 (2.74%) EMC
7 23 (2.25%) Adobe
7 23 (2.25%) Citrix
8 22 (2.15%) Cisco
9 21 (2.06%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.96%) Google
11 15 (1.47%) IBM
12 14 (1.37%) NetApp
13 11 (1.08%) Fortinet
14 10 (0.98%) Sitecore
15 9 (0.88%) Juniper
15 9 (0.88%) Tableau
16 8 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.78%) Zend
17 7 (0.69%) Cadence