Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 275 674 942
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.19% 9.29% 11.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.68% 38.04% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 255 524 696
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,875 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 693 1,772 2,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.15% 24.43% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 500 1,312 1,525
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.18% +6.47% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £65,603
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 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 27 November 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 +1 93 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Warwickshire -10 60 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Worcestershire +1 39 £42,500 +54.55% 17
Coventry -8 24 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Staffordshire +10 14 £47,758 +19.39% 12
Shropshire -9 12 £47,500 +46.15% 7
Solihull +20 7 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Walsall +20 7 £26,250 -12.50% 2
Brierley Hill - 4 - -
Herefordshire +26 3 £50,000 +14.29% 2
Wolverhampton -9 1 £65,000 +136.36% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £30,000 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 115 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (25.09%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (24.00%) Computer Science
5 59 (21.45%) Python
6 56 (20.36%) Microsoft
6 56 (20.36%) JavaScript
7 51 (18.55%) Windows
8 49 (17.82%) Azure
8 49 (17.82%) Cybersecurity
9 48 (17.45%) AWS
10 46 (16.73%) Software Engineering
11 42 (15.27%) Java
12 41 (14.91%) Linux
13 37 (13.45%) Test Automation
13 37 (13.45%) Decision-Making
14 35 (12.73%) Analytics
14 35 (12.73%) SQL
14 35 (12.73%) C++
15 34 (12.36%) Mentoring
16 33 (12.00%) DevOps
16 33 (12.00%) HTML
16 33 (12.00%) Scrum
17 32 (11.64%) CSS
18 31 (11.27%) C#
18 31 (11.27%) Unix
18 31 (11.27%) Project Management
19 30 (10.91%) Node.js
19 30 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
20 29 (10.55%) Fintech

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 (6.91%) Confluence
2 8 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.82%) CMS
4 4 (1.45%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.64%) Figma
2 10 (3.64%) InVision
2 10 (3.64%) Sketch
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.73%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.73%) Quantrix
4 2 (0.73%) Simulink
4 2 (0.73%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.82%) Azure
2 48 (17.45%) AWS
3 20 (7.27%) SaaS
4 18 (6.55%) GCP
5 15 (5.45%) Office 365
6 13 (4.73%) Serverless
7 10 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (3.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (3.27%) PaaS
9 6 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.18%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.09%) IaaS
11 3 (1.09%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.73%) GitHub
12 2 (0.73%) npm
12 2 (0.73%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.73%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.36%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.09%) Firewall
2 11 (4.00%) DNS
3 9 (3.27%) Internet
4 6 (2.18%) Network Security
5 5 (1.82%) HTTP
5 5 (1.82%) SMTP
5 5 (1.82%) SNMP
5 5 (1.82%) VoIP
6 4 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.09%) DHCP
7 3 (1.09%) VPN
7 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.09%) Wireless
8 2 (0.73%) FlexRay
8 2 (0.73%) Junos
8 2 (0.73%) LAN
8 2 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.73%) SAN
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.09%) Data Lake
2 14 (5.09%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.55%) Big Data
3 7 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.09%) BigQuery
5 3 (1.09%) Bigtable
5 3 (1.09%) Cloud Spanner
5 3 (1.09%) MySQL
5 3 (1.09%) Power BI
5 3 (1.09%) QlikView
5 3 (1.09%) Tableau
6 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (8.00%) JIRA
2 21 (7.64%) Selenium
3 9 (3.27%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.82%) NUnit
6 5 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.82%) TestNG
6 5 (1.82%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.45%) GitLab
7 4 (1.45%) Postman
7 4 (1.45%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.09%) Grunt
8 3 (1.09%) gulp
9 2 (0.73%) webpack
10 1 (0.36%) Maven
10 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (8.00%) Public Sector
2 17 (6.18%) Finance
3 15 (5.45%) Electronics
4 14 (5.09%) Aerospace
5 13 (4.73%) Automotive
6 8 (2.91%) Retail
7 6 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.18%) Police
7 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.82%) Back Office
9 4 (1.45%) Avionics
9 4 (1.45%) Digital Economy
9 4 (1.45%) Law
9 4 (1.45%) Legal
10 3 (1.09%) Games
11 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Marketing
11 2 (0.73%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (10.55%) Developer
1 29 (10.55%) Python Engineer
2 20 (7.27%) Software Engineer
3 19 (6.91%) Analyst
4 17 (6.18%) Junior
5 15 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.36%) Architect
7 12 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (4.36%) Principal Engineer
8 11 (4.00%) Designer
8 11 (4.00%) Java Engineer
8 11 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (4.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
8 11 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 10 (3.64%) Administrator
9 10 (3.64%) Consultant
9 10 (3.64%) Embedded Engineer
9 10 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (3.64%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.00%) HTML
2 32 (11.64%) CSS
3 30 (10.91%) Node.js
4 22 (8.00%) .NET
4 22 (8.00%) REST
5 18 (6.55%) React
6 15 (5.45%) Django
6 15 (5.45%) Flask
6 15 (5.45%) Jest
6 15 (5.45%) Vue.js
7 13 (4.73%) HTML5
8 12 (4.36%) CSS3
9 9 (3.27%) Sass
9 9 (3.27%) YAML
10 8 (2.91%) jQuery
10 8 (2.91%) Web Services
11 7 (2.55%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.55%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.55%) LESS
12 5 (1.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.55%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.64%) User Experience
4 19 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.91%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (2.55%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.18%) State Machine
9 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.82%) NHS
9 5 (1.82%) Replication
9 5 (1.82%) VHDL
10 4 (1.45%) AS400
10 4 (1.45%) BYOD
10 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.55%) Windows
2 41 (14.91%) Linux
3 31 (11.27%) Unix
4 9 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (25.09%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (24.00%) Computer Science
4 49 (17.82%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (16.73%) Software Engineering
6 37 (13.45%) Decision-Making
6 37 (13.45%) Test Automation
7 35 (12.73%) Analytics
8 34 (12.36%) Mentoring
9 33 (12.00%) DevOps
9 33 (12.00%) Scrum
10 31 (11.27%) Project Management
11 29 (10.55%) Fintech
11 29 (10.55%) Mathematics
12 28 (10.18%) Change Management
13 27 (9.82%) Information Security
14 24 (8.73%) Microservices
15 23 (8.36%) SDLC
16 22 (8.00%) Service Delivery
16 22 (8.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.45%) Python
2 56 (20.36%) JavaScript
3 42 (15.27%) Java
4 35 (12.73%) C++
4 35 (12.73%) SQL
5 31 (11.27%) C#
6 29 (10.55%) Perl
7 17 (6.18%) R
8 15 (5.45%) ES6
9 9 (3.27%) C
9 9 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.91%) PHP
11 6 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.45%) Go
13 4 (1.45%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.73%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.09%) CISSP
7 10 (3.64%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.91%) CCNP
8 8 (2.91%) HNC
9 7 (2.55%) A+ Certification
9 7 (2.55%) MCSE
10 6 (2.18%) CCNA
10 6 (2.18%) CEH
10 6 (2.18%) CISM
10 6 (2.18%) CSPO
10 6 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.18%) MCDST
11 5 (1.82%) MCSA
12 4 (1.45%) CCSP
12 4 (1.45%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.73%) NIST
1 13 (4.73%) QA
2 12 (4.36%) ISO 26262
3 9 (3.27%) SLA
4 5 (1.82%) GDPR
4 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.45%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.73%) MISRA
6 2 (0.73%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.73%) PMO
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.73%) Docker
3 11 (4.00%) Firmware
4 9 (3.27%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.73%) SCCM
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (3.27%) Terraform
3 6 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.82%) SELinux
5 2 (0.73%) Ansible
5 2 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.36%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Grafana
6 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) Opsgenie
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.09%) IBM
3 11 (4.00%) TOWER Software
4 10 (3.64%) McAfee
5 9 (3.27%) FireEye
5 9 (3.27%) Symantec
5 9 (3.27%) Tanium
6 8 (2.91%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.55%) Splunk
8 6 (2.18%) Cisco
8 6 (2.18%) Google
8 6 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.82%) Oracle
9 5 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.82%) VMware
10 3 (1.09%) Apple
10 3 (1.09%) Juniper
10 3 (1.09%) Mitel
11 2 (0.73%) Avaya
11 2 (0.73%) Ericsson