Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 82 93
Rank change year-on-year -24 +11 +10
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 204 347 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.61% 3.52% 2.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.42% 9.72% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 148 292 281
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,525 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,650 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 3,177 3,569 3,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.61% 36.26% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,216 2,665 2,756
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +20 82 £49,500 +20.00% 27
Coventry -3 37 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Warwickshire +18 25 £41,250 +17.86% 11
Staffordshire +24 19 £27,000 -40.00% 8
Shropshire -1 7 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Solihull -9 6 £41,250 +17.86% 9
Walsall - 6 £35,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield -12 4 £36,500 -7.59% 1
Herefordshire -16 2 £26,500 -41.11% 1
Worcestershire -20 2 £41,250 - 9
Halesowen +1 1 £41,000 +57.69% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 80 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 69 (33.82%) CSS
4 65 (31.86%) HTML
5 50 (24.51%) Web Development
6 37 (18.14%) AngularJS
6 37 (18.14%) Front End Development
7 35 (17.16%) Degree
8 34 (16.67%) Retail
8 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 34 (16.67%) Analytics
9 33 (16.18%) Wireframes
9 33 (16.18%) React
10 32 (15.69%) .NET
11 31 (15.20%) SQL
11 31 (15.20%) jQuery
12 28 (13.73%) Mobile App
12 28 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (13.24%) CMS
14 26 (12.75%) C#
14 26 (12.75%) ASP.NET
15 25 (12.25%) HTML5
15 25 (12.25%) Finance
15 25 (12.25%) Personalization
16 23 (11.27%) Web Design
17 22 (10.78%) MVC
18 21 (10.29%) Git (software)
18 21 (10.29%) API Development
18 21 (10.29%) Windows

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 27 (13.24%) CMS
2 4 (1.96%) Umbraco
2 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.96%) WordPress
3 3 (1.47%) Anypoint
3 3 (1.47%) Moodle
3 3 (1.47%) Mule
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.47%) Totara
4 2 (0.98%) Apache
4 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.49%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.49%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.49%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.45%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.98%) Magento
4 2 (0.98%) Shopify
5 1 (0.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.39%) TestFlight
4 9 (4.41%) GitHub
4 9 (4.41%) Serverless
5 7 (3.43%) Google Play
6 6 (2.94%) iTunes
7 4 (1.96%) G Suite
7 4 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.47%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.47%) Office 365
8 3 (1.47%) SaaS
8 3 (1.47%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.98%) npm
10 1 (0.49%) AdWords
10 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) Broadband
2 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 4 (1.96%) LAN
3 4 (1.96%) WAN
4 3 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.35%) MySQL
4 11 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.39%) Redis
5 8 (3.92%) SAP HANA
6 6 (2.94%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.96%) DB2
9 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.98%) Big Data
10 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.98%) EDMS
10 2 (0.98%) GIS
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.98%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.35%) JIRA
3 12 (5.88%) Axure RP
4 10 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.90%) Maven
4 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.41%) Selenium
6 8 (3.92%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (2.94%) Appium
8 6 (2.94%) Genymotion
8 6 (2.94%) Subversion
8 6 (2.94%) UI Automator
8 6 (2.94%) Xcode
9 5 (2.45%) gulp
10 4 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (1.96%) webpack
General
1 34 (16.67%) Retail
2 25 (12.25%) Finance
3 13 (6.37%) Marketing
4 6 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.45%) Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Advertising
6 4 (1.96%) Automotive
7 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.98%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.98%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (45.10%) Developer
2 29 (14.22%) Senior Developer
2 29 (14.22%) Web Developer
3 27 (13.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 26 (12.75%) Designer
5 22 (10.78%) UX Designer
6 15 (7.35%) React Developer
7 13 (6.37%) Architect
7 13 (6.37%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (5.88%) Analyst
9 11 (5.39%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (5.39%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.39%) Mobile Engineer
9 11 (5.39%) QA Engineer
10 10 (4.90%) Junior
10 10 (4.90%) Senior React Developer
10 10 (4.90%) Senior Web Developer
11 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.41%) Consultant
12 8 (3.92%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.82%) CSS
2 65 (31.86%) HTML
3 37 (18.14%) AngularJS
4 33 (16.18%) React
5 32 (15.69%) .NET
6 31 (15.20%) jQuery
7 26 (12.75%) ASP.NET
8 25 (12.25%) HTML5
9 17 (8.33%) Laravel
10 16 (7.84%) CSS3
11 15 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (6.86%) Node.js
13 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (5.39%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (4.90%) LAMP
16 10 (4.90%) Sass
16 10 (4.90%) Spring
17 8 (3.92%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.90%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.43%) Internet of Things
5 7 (3.43%) New Media
6 6 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.94%) e-Learning
6 6 (2.94%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.47%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.47%) SCORM
9 3 (1.47%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.98%) Fintech
11 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.29%) Windows
2 8 (3.92%) Linux
2 8 (3.92%) Mac OS
3 4 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.51%) Web Development
3 37 (18.14%) Front End Development
4 34 (16.67%) Analytics
5 33 (16.18%) Wireframes
6 28 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (12.25%) Personalization
8 23 (11.27%) Web Design
9 22 (10.78%) MVC
10 21 (10.29%) API Development
10 21 (10.29%) Software Engineering
11 18 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (8.82%) DevOps
11 18 (8.82%) Prototyping
11 18 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (8.33%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 17 (8.33%) Workflow
13 16 (7.84%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 15 (7.35%) Lean Thinking
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 31 (15.20%) SQL
3 26 (12.75%) C#
4 21 (10.29%) PHP
5 17 (8.33%) Java
6 15 (7.35%) Perl
6 15 (7.35%) Python
7 5 (2.45%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.96%) ABAP
8 4 (1.96%) ES6
9 3 (1.47%) R
10 2 (0.98%) ES7
10 2 (0.98%) ES8
10 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.98%) Ruby
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (17.16%) Degree
2 6 (2.94%) ISEB
2 6 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.31%) QA
2 4 (1.96%) SLA
3 3 (1.47%) WAI
4 1 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.94%) VirtualBox
3 5 (2.45%) Docker
4 3 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.47%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.47%) XenApp
4 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) HockeyApp
2 4 (1.96%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.47%) Puppet
3 3 (1.47%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.47%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.47%) SCSM
3 3 (1.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.98%) Marathon
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.31%) Adobe
3 16 (7.84%) SAP
4 15 (7.35%) Google
5 10 (4.90%) IBM
6 6 (2.94%) Oracle
6 6 (2.94%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.47%) Apple
7 3 (1.47%) Citrix
7 3 (1.47%) MobileIron
7 3 (1.47%) VMware
7 3 (1.47%) Zend
8 1 (0.49%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.49%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat