Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 252 292
Rank change year-on-year -8 +40 -4
Permanent jobs citing Physics 69 85 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.75% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.84% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 68 126 50
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £24,450
90th Percentile £42,500 £65,000 £63,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in the West Midlands

Physics
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Physics in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Physics in the West Midlands

Physics
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Physics in the West Midlands

Physics
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 Physics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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 +31 42 £27,500 - 1
Coventry -12 12 £39,500 +9.72%
Staffordshire +4 11 £25,500 -50.24%
Worcestershire -3 4 £37,000 +48.00%
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 60 (86.96%) Mathematics
2 44 (63.77%) Computer Science
3 36 (52.17%) Degree
4 34 (49.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (49.28%) C#
5 26 (37.68%) Finance
5 26 (37.68%) .NET
6 25 (36.23%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (28.99%) C++
8 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
9 14 (20.29%) Java
9 14 (20.29%) C
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) Software Engineering
11 11 (15.94%) CAD
11 11 (15.94%) Perl
11 11 (15.94%) XML
12 8 (11.59%) Automotive
12 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
13 7 (10.14%) HoloLens
13 7 (10.14%) HTC Vive
13 7 (10.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 7 (10.14%) Unreal Engine
13 7 (10.14%) Oculus Rift
13 7 (10.14%) Games
13 7 (10.14%) NHS
13 7 (10.14%) Client/Server
14 6 (8.70%) OOP
14 6 (8.70%) OO
14 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development

Physics
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:

Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Riak
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Power BI
2 1 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Automotive
3 7 (10.14%) Games
4 4 (5.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Graduate
2 28 (40.58%) Analyst
3 26 (37.68%) Developer
4 25 (36.23%) Graduate Analyst
4 25 (36.23%) Technical Analyst
5 24 (34.78%) Graduate Technical Analyst
6 15 (21.74%) .NET Developer
7 12 (17.39%) Software Developer
8 11 (15.94%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (15.94%) C# Developer
8 11 (15.94%) C++ Developer
8 11 (15.94%) C++ Software Developer
9 10 (14.49%) Graduate Developer
10 8 (11.59%) Junior
10 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
11 7 (10.14%) Graduate Software Developer
11 7 (10.14%) Junior .NET Developer
11 7 (10.14%) Junior Developer
11 7 (10.14%) Junior Software Developer
11 7 (10.14%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) .NET
2 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.94%) XML
4 7 (10.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (10.14%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (5.80%) WPF
6 1 (1.45%) OpenCV
6 1 (1.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 44 (63.77%) Computer Science
2 25 (36.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Client/Server
3 7 (10.14%) HoloLens
3 7 (10.14%) HTC Vive
3 7 (10.14%) NHS
3 7 (10.14%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (4.35%) Verilog
4 3 (4.35%) VHDL
5 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (86.96%) Mathematics
2 13 (18.84%) Software Engineering
3 11 (15.94%) CAD
4 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
5 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.70%) OO
5 6 (8.70%) OOP
6 5 (7.25%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (7.25%) Project Management
6 5 (7.25%) Scrum
6 5 (7.25%) SDLC
6 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.80%) TDD
8 3 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (4.35%) FPGA Design
9 2 (2.90%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Data Analytics
9 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) C#
2 20 (28.99%) C++
3 14 (20.29%) C
3 14 (20.29%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) SQL
5 11 (15.94%) Perl
6 4 (5.80%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Degree
2 34 (49.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.90%) PhD
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) EMC
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.45%) Tableau