Period
to 25 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 102 119
Rank change year-on-year +43 +17 -35
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 325 257 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.26% 2.83% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.92% 7.48% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 166 192 237
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,975 3,438 3,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.96% 37.80% 37.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,190 2,405 2,999
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the West Midlands

User Experience
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 User Experience within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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 +54 90 £42,500 - 31
Warwickshire +28 88 £42,000 +12.00% 5
Coventry +14 43 £41,818 -16.36% 9
Staffordshire -6 29 £47,500 -2.06% 8
Shropshire +4 11 £26,750 -17.69% 2
Worcestershire -9 10 £52,500 +101.92% 8
Solihull -18 6 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Dudley - 6 £25,000 -
Wolverhampton +16 1 £30,000 -6.25% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT jobs citing User Experience 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 User Experience.

1 116 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (32.31%) CSS
3 103 (31.69%) HTML
4 94 (28.92%) JavaScript
5 90 (27.69%) Wireless
5 90 (27.69%) CCTV
6 89 (27.38%) Telecoms
7 63 (19.38%) Degree
8 59 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (17.85%) HTML5
10 51 (15.69%) Wireframes
11 44 (13.54%) Node.js
11 44 (13.54%) Web Development
12 43 (13.23%) CSS3
12 43 (13.23%) Front End Development
13 40 (12.31%) Test Automation
14 39 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (11.69%) Git (software)
16 37 (11.38%) AngularJS
17 36 (11.08%) jQuery
17 36 (11.08%) Microsoft
18 35 (10.77%) ITIL
19 34 (10.46%) AWS
20 32 (9.85%) React
20 32 (9.85%) Python
20 32 (9.85%) Retail
21 31 (9.54%) C#
21 31 (9.54%) Photoshop
21 31 (9.54%) SDLC
22 29 (8.92%) DevOps

User Experience
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 15 (4.62%) CMS
2 7 (2.15%) Confluence
3 5 (1.54%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.23%) WordPress
5 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.62%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (9.54%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (3.08%) Sketch
5 9 (2.77%) Adobe XD
5 9 (2.77%) InVision
6 8 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (1.23%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.23%) Moqups
9 1 (0.31%) InDesign
9 1 (0.31%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.77%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.92%) Magento
3 2 (0.62%) iTrent
3 2 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.31%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.46%) AWS
2 28 (8.62%) Azure
3 9 (2.77%) Serverless
4 8 (2.46%) GCP
4 8 (2.46%) Office 365
5 6 (1.85%) SaaS
6 5 (1.54%) PaaS
7 3 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.92%) GitHub
8 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.62%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) npm
9 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (27.69%) Wireless
2 22 (6.77%) SMS
3 12 (3.69%) Firewall
3 12 (3.69%) Internet
4 9 (2.77%) MPLS
4 9 (2.77%) Multicast
5 8 (2.46%) BGP
5 8 (2.46%) OSPF
5 8 (2.46%) RSVP
6 6 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.85%) VPN
7 4 (1.23%) LAN
7 4 (1.23%) WAN
8 3 (0.92%) DWDM
8 3 (0.92%) Skype
9 2 (0.62%) Intranet
9 2 (0.62%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.62%) VLAN
9 2 (0.62%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.38%) MongoDB
2 11 (3.38%) MySQL
3 7 (2.15%) Big Data
4 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.62%) Power BI
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) MS Access
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.31%) JIRA
3 8 (2.46%) Balsamiq
3 8 (2.46%) Jasmine
3 8 (2.46%) Protractor
4 7 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.54%) Selenium
7 4 (1.23%) Appium
7 4 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.23%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.23%) Subversion
7 4 (1.23%) TestRail
8 3 (0.92%) JSUnit
8 3 (0.92%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.62%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.62%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 89 (27.38%) Telecoms
2 32 (9.85%) Retail
3 25 (7.69%) Finance
4 20 (6.15%) Electronics
5 17 (5.23%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.62%) Marketing
7 12 (3.69%) Automotive
7 12 (3.69%) Games
7 12 (3.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.77%) Advertising
9 4 (1.23%) Back Office
9 4 (1.23%) Legal
10 3 (0.92%) Environmental Health
10 3 (0.92%) Local Government
11 2 (0.62%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 97 (29.85%) Developer
2 42 (12.92%) Designer
2 42 (12.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 36 (11.08%) UX Designer
4 23 (7.08%) Architect
4 23 (7.08%) Web Developer
5 20 (6.15%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.31%) React Developer
8 14 (4.31%) UI Designer
9 13 (4.00%) Analyst
9 13 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.00%) UI/UX Designer
10 11 (3.38%) E-Commerce Developer
10 11 (3.38%) Provisioning Engineer
11 10 (3.08%) E-Commerce Web Developer
11 10 (3.08%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
12 9 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (32.31%) CSS
2 103 (31.69%) HTML
3 58 (17.85%) HTML5
4 44 (13.54%) Node.js
5 43 (13.23%) CSS3
6 37 (11.38%) AngularJS
7 36 (11.08%) jQuery
8 32 (9.85%) React
9 25 (7.69%) .NET
10 18 (5.54%) Sass
11 16 (4.92%) Spring
12 14 (4.31%) ASP.NET
13 13 (4.00%) Angular 2
14 12 (3.69%) XML
15 11 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (3.08%) JSON
16 10 (3.08%) REST
17 9 (2.77%) Ajax
17 9 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (2.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (27.69%) CCTV
2 26 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.54%) Infotainment
3 18 (5.54%) iPad
4 15 (4.62%) Social Media
5 14 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.46%) Web 2.0
9 7 (2.15%) Blog
10 5 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.23%) CMDB
11 4 (1.23%) Graphic Design
11 4 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.23%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.23%) Tandem
12 3 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.92%) CESG
12 3 (0.92%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.85%) Android
1 19 (5.85%) Linux
1 19 (5.85%) Windows
2 12 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.46%) HPUX
3 8 (2.46%) Mac OS X
3 8 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.46%) Solaris
4 5 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (15.69%) Wireframes
4 44 (13.54%) Web Development
5 43 (13.23%) Front End Development
6 40 (12.31%) Test Automation
7 39 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (10.77%) ITIL
9 31 (9.54%) SDLC
10 29 (8.92%) DevOps
10 29 (8.92%) Incident Management
10 29 (8.92%) People Management
11 26 (8.00%) Service Management
12 25 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 24 (7.38%) Coaching
13 24 (7.38%) CRM
14 23 (7.08%) Analytics
14 23 (7.08%) Responsive Web Design
14 23 (7.08%) Scrum
15 21 (6.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (28.92%) JavaScript
2 32 (9.85%) Python
3 31 (9.54%) C#
4 25 (7.69%) Java
5 22 (6.77%) SQL
6 21 (6.46%) ES6
7 20 (6.15%) PHP
8 19 (5.85%) Perl
9 18 (5.54%) Bash Shell
9 18 (5.54%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.77%) Apple Swift
10 9 (2.77%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.23%) C++
14 2 (0.62%) C
14 2 (0.62%) Java 8
14 2 (0.62%) Java 9
15 1 (0.31%) R
15 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (19.38%) Degree
2 28 (8.62%) HNC
3 25 (7.69%) HND
4 13 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.46%) CCNA
7 6 (1.85%) JNCIA
8 5 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.92%) CISSP
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) CCNP
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.31%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.31%) MCSA
11 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.54%) QA
2 13 (4.00%) SLA
3 5 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.23%) PMO
5 3 (0.92%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 22 (6.77%) Docker
2 11 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (5.54%) Ansible
1 18 (5.54%) Terraform
2 7 (2.15%) SCCM
3 2 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.69%) Adobe
3 12 (3.69%) Juniper
4 11 (3.38%) Cisco
4 11 (3.38%) SAP
5 9 (2.77%) Apple
5 9 (2.77%) IBM
5 9 (2.77%) Nokia
6 8 (2.46%) Oracle
6 8 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.46%) VMware
7 7 (2.15%) Facebook
7 7 (2.15%) Twitter
8 6 (1.85%) Verint
9 5 (1.54%) Citrix
9 5 (1.54%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.92%) BMC
12 2 (0.62%) HP
12 2 (0.62%) McAfee