Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 91 94
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 +37
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 379 298 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.86% 2.92% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.56% 7.96% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 313 258 307
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,500 £27,275 £24,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 3,589 3,743 3,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.54% 36.71% 33.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,650 2,757 2,915
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 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
Coventry +11 80 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Birmingham +4 75 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Halesowen - 59 £25,500 -
Warwickshire +8 45 £35,000 - 19
Solihull +12 31 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Staffordshire -18 22 £43,000 +7.50% 8
Worcestershire -6 16 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Wolverhampton -6 12 £34,500 +53.33% 1
Herefordshire +17 7 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire +1 6 £55,000 +35.80% 5
Sutton Coldfield +3 4 £38,500 +5.48% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 211 (55.67%) HTML
2 204 (53.83%) CSS
3 188 (49.60%) JavaScript
4 141 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (26.91%) HTML5
6 93 (24.54%) jQuery
7 91 (24.01%) Web Development
8 85 (22.43%) Git (software)
9 83 (21.90%) React
10 82 (21.64%) AngularJS
11 76 (20.05%) Games
11 76 (20.05%) PHP
12 75 (19.79%) Adobe
13 71 (18.73%) CSS3
14 69 (18.21%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (18.21%) Scrum
14 69 (18.21%) Wireframes
15 66 (17.41%) Photoshop
16 65 (17.15%) Marketing
17 61 (16.09%) SQL
18 58 (15.30%) Front End Development
19 55 (14.51%) Adobe Illustrator
20 54 (14.25%) Sass
21 53 (13.98%) Mobile App
21 53 (13.98%) Node.js
21 53 (13.98%) Android
22 52 (13.72%) Apple iOS
23 51 (13.46%) NoSQL
24 48 (12.66%) E-Commerce
24 48 (12.66%) Unit Testing

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 20 (5.28%) CMS
2 10 (2.64%) WordPress
3 8 (2.11%) Confluence
4 7 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.85%) JBoss
4 7 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.32%) nginx
7 3 (0.79%) Apache
7 3 (0.79%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.53%) Marvel
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) Documentum
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 66 (17.41%) Photoshop
2 55 (14.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 31 (8.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (2.64%) Adobe After Effects
6 9 (2.37%) InVision
7 8 (2.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (1.32%) UXPin
9 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (0.53%) InDesign
11 1 (0.26%) GIMP
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Magento
2 7 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (6.07%) npm
4 19 (5.01%) IaaS
4 19 (5.01%) PaaS
5 18 (4.75%) Office 365
6 12 (3.17%) Bluemix
6 12 (3.17%) IBM Cloud
6 12 (3.17%) SaaS
7 10 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.64%) Google Analytics
8 8 (2.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 7 (1.85%) AdWords
10 4 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) HTTP
2 10 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (2.11%) Broadband
3 8 (2.11%) Firewall
4 7 (1.85%) SSH
5 5 (1.32%) Extranet
5 5 (1.32%) Intranet
6 4 (1.06%) ATM
6 4 (1.06%) Internet
6 4 (1.06%) SMS
7 2 (0.53%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.53%) SSL
7 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.46%) NoSQL
2 47 (12.40%) MySQL
3 37 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 24 (6.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.17%) Data Mining
6 11 (2.90%) Big Data
6 11 (2.90%) CouchDB
6 11 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
8 7 (1.85%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.53%) OLAP
12 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.26%) HBase
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (22.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (10.55%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.33%) Grunt
4 22 (5.80%) gulp
5 18 (4.75%) Axure RP
5 18 (4.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (4.75%) Subversion
6 16 (4.22%) Vagrant
7 12 (3.17%) Babel
7 12 (3.17%) JSUnit
7 12 (3.17%) webpack
8 10 (2.64%) JIRA
8 10 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.37%) Android Studio
9 9 (2.37%) Mercurial
9 9 (2.37%) Xcode
10 8 (2.11%) Maven
10 8 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.85%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (20.05%) Games
2 65 (17.15%) Marketing
3 37 (9.76%) Retail
4 25 (6.60%) Finance
5 16 (4.22%) Advertising
5 16 (4.22%) Back Office
6 12 (3.17%) Banking
7 10 (2.64%) Automotive
8 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (48.02%) Developer
2 81 (21.37%) Designer
3 68 (17.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 51 (13.46%) Web Developer
5 42 (11.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 42 (11.08%) UX Designer
6 39 (10.29%) Junior
6 39 (10.29%) Senior Developer
7 31 (8.18%) PHP Developer
8 30 (7.92%) UI Designer
9 29 (7.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 27 (7.12%) HTML Developer
11 26 (6.86%) HTML CSS Developer
12 24 (6.33%) Junior Developer
13 21 (5.54%) Applications Developer
13 21 (5.54%) Consultant
13 21 (5.54%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 19 (5.01%) Angular Developer
15 18 (4.75%) Full Stack Web Developer
15 18 (4.75%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (55.67%) HTML
2 204 (53.83%) CSS
3 102 (26.91%) HTML5
4 93 (24.54%) jQuery
5 83 (21.90%) React
6 82 (21.64%) AngularJS
7 71 (18.73%) CSS3
8 54 (14.25%) Sass
9 53 (13.98%) Node.js
10 44 (11.61%) RESTful
11 38 (10.03%) .NET
12 28 (7.39%) JSON
12 28 (7.39%) LESS
13 26 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (6.33%) Web Services
15 23 (6.07%) Laravel
16 22 (5.80%) ASP.NET
17 21 (5.54%) KnockoutJS
18 20 (5.28%) .NET Framework
19 19 (5.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.98%) Mobile App
2 27 (7.12%) Graphic Design
3 26 (6.86%) BBC
4 25 (6.60%) Social Media
5 23 (6.07%) Computer Science
6 19 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.69%) Animation
8 12 (3.17%) NHS
9 11 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.85%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.85%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.06%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.79%) Fintech
13 3 (0.79%) Infotainment
13 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.98%) Android
2 52 (13.72%) Apple iOS
3 28 (7.39%) Linux
4 18 (4.75%) Windows
5 11 (2.90%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.79%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Unix
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (24.01%) Web Development
3 69 (18.21%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (18.21%) Scrum
3 69 (18.21%) Wireframes
4 58 (15.30%) Front End Development
5 48 (12.66%) E-Commerce
5 48 (12.66%) Unit Testing
6 45 (11.87%) Analytics
6 45 (11.87%) Web Design
7 41 (10.82%) Software Engineering
8 39 (10.29%) MVC
9 35 (9.23%) SEO
10 32 (8.44%) Collaborative Working
11 28 (7.39%) Microservices
11 28 (7.39%) OOP
11 28 (7.39%) SOA
11 28 (7.39%) User Stories
12 26 (6.86%) Test Automation
13 25 (6.60%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 188 (49.60%) JavaScript
2 76 (20.05%) PHP
3 61 (16.09%) SQL
4 46 (12.14%) Java
5 35 (9.23%) C#
6 23 (6.07%) ES6
6 23 (6.07%) Python
7 20 (5.28%) T-SQL
8 19 (5.01%) Ruby
9 16 (4.22%) C
10 12 (3.17%) Apple Swift
10 12 (3.17%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.64%) Go
11 10 (2.64%) PHP 7
12 7 (1.85%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.58%) C++
13 6 (1.58%) XPath
14 3 (0.79%) Scala
14 3 (0.79%) VB
15 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (10.29%) Degree
2 11 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) MCSE
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.53%) MCSA
5 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) HNC
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCDST
6 1 (0.26%) MCP
6 1 (0.26%) PhD
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.22%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (9.50%) Docker
2 23 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.64%) XenApp
4 10 (2.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.90%) Marathon
2 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.64%) SCDPM
2 10 (2.64%) SCOrch
2 10 (2.64%) SCSM
2 10 (2.64%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.53%) Puppet
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (19.79%) Adobe
2 38 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.92%) Google
4 15 (3.96%) VMware
5 13 (3.43%) IBM
5 13 (3.43%) Zend
6 11 (2.90%) Citrix
7 9 (2.37%) Apple
7 9 (2.37%) Oracle
7 9 (2.37%) Twitter
8 8 (2.11%) hybris
9 6 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.32%) Facebook
10 5 (1.32%) WooCommerce
11 3 (0.79%) DoubleClick
11 3 (0.79%) Hotjar
11 3 (0.79%) SAP
12 2 (0.53%) Capita
12 2 (0.53%) Cognos
12 2 (0.53%) iSOFT