Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 265 309
Rank change year-on-year +20 +44 -32
Permanent jobs citing Physics 67 61 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.59% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.66% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 66 74 23
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% +27.27% -17.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £46,875 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%

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 8,704 9,306 9,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 90.11% 87.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,797 7,322 8,030
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 +36 43 £27,500 - 4
Staffordshire +11 9 £25,500 -53.64% 1
Coventry -11 9 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Warwickshire +3 4 £34,000 +54.55% 6
Herefordshire +13 1 £47,500 +106.52% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £37,000 - 5
Physics
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 58 (86.57%) Mathematics
2 45 (67.16%) Computer Science
3 32 (47.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (46.27%) Degree
5 30 (44.78%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (40.30%) Finance
7 26 (38.81%) C#
8 20 (29.85%) .NET
9 16 (23.88%) C++
9 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
10 13 (19.40%) SQL
10 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
11 11 (16.42%) Java
12 10 (14.93%) C
12 10 (14.93%) QA
13 9 (13.43%) SDLC
14 8 (11.94%) XML
14 8 (11.94%) Perl
14 8 (11.94%) CAD
15 7 (10.45%) Performance Analysis
15 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
15 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
16 6 (8.96%) Python
17 5 (7.46%) Automotive
17 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
17 5 (7.46%) Data Analytics
17 5 (7.46%) Analytics
18 4 (5.97%) Oculus Rift
18 4 (5.97%) HoloLens
18 4 (5.97%) HTC Vive

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 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) BigQuery
2 2 (2.99%) Riak
3 1 (1.49%) Power BI
3 1 (1.49%) QlikView
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 27 (40.30%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Automotive
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
3 4 (5.97%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (61.19%) Graduate
2 29 (43.28%) Analyst
3 26 (38.81%) Graduate Analyst
4 25 (37.31%) Technical Analyst
5 24 (35.82%) Graduate Technical Analyst
6 18 (26.87%) Developer
7 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
8 9 (13.43%) .NET Developer
8 9 (13.43%) Software Developer
9 8 (11.94%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (11.94%) C++ Developer
9 8 (11.94%) C++ Software Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Graduate Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 6 (8.96%) Graduate Software Developer
11 6 (8.96%) Junior
12 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
12 5 (7.46%) Junior .NET Developer
12 5 (7.46%) Junior Developer
12 5 (7.46%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) .NET
2 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
3 8 (11.94%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (5.97%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (2.99%) CSS
5 2 (2.99%) HTML
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.49%) Flash
6 1 (1.49%) OpenCV
6 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (67.16%) Computer Science
2 30 (44.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.97%) HoloLens
3 4 (5.97%) HTC Vive
3 4 (5.97%) NHS
3 4 (5.97%) Oculus Rift
4 2 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.49%) Verilog
5 1 (1.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Linux
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Mathematics
2 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.43%) SDLC
4 8 (11.94%) CAD
5 7 (10.45%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.46%) Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) Data Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.97%) People Management
8 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.48%) OO
8 3 (4.48%) OOP
8 3 (4.48%) Operations Research
8 3 (4.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) C#
2 16 (23.88%) C++
3 13 (19.40%) SQL
4 11 (16.42%) Java
5 10 (14.93%) C
6 8 (11.94%) Perl
7 6 (8.96%) Python
8 4 (5.97%) R
9 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (46.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.49%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.97%) Tableau
2 3 (4.48%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.49%) EMC