Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 61 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +28 +31
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 130 320 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.07% 4.17% 3.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.33% 10.70% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 112 186 229
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,225 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,495 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 1,259 2,990 3,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.38% 38.98% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,000 2,177 2,402
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,138 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.06% +1.90% +5.00%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +34 57 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Coventry +13 23 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Warwickshire -19 16 £42,500 +1.19% 2
Wednesbury - 10 £35,000 -
Shropshire +21 6 £60,000 +124.30%
Solihull +15 4 £28,750 -28.13% 2
Worcestershire +25 3 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Herefordshire +27 2 - -
Staffordshire -4 2 £36,500 -23.16% 5
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £25,000 - 1
Walsall -1 1 £55,000 +37.50% 1
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 64 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.38%) JavaScript
3 48 (36.92%) Wireframes
4 45 (34.62%) CSS
5 32 (24.62%) HTML
6 29 (22.31%) React
7 22 (16.92%) ES6
7 22 (16.92%) Web Development
8 20 (15.38%) Sass
9 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
10 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
10 18 (13.85%) Azure
10 18 (13.85%) AngularJS
10 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (13.85%) Scrum
10 18 (13.85%) Front End Development
11 17 (13.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
12 16 (12.31%) Express
12 16 (12.31%) .NET
13 15 (11.54%) Node.js
13 15 (11.54%) HTML5
14 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
14 14 (10.77%) Sketch
15 13 (10.00%) Prototyping
15 13 (10.00%) Adobe
15 13 (10.00%) DevOps
16 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.23%) REST
16 12 (9.23%) CSS3

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 7 (5.38%) CMS
2 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.31%) WordPress
4 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Sketch
2 10 (7.69%) InVision
3 7 (5.38%) Figma
4 6 (4.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (3.85%) Photoshop
6 3 (2.31%) UXPin
6 3 (2.31%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.77%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.85%) Azure
2 11 (8.46%) AWS
3 5 (3.85%) SaaS
4 4 (3.08%) Google Analytics
4 4 (3.08%) PaaS
4 4 (3.08%) Serverless
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.54%) GCP
5 2 (1.54%) Google Sheets
5 2 (1.54%) IaaS
5 2 (1.54%) Trello
6 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.77%) Force.com
6 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) Broadband
2 4 (3.08%) Internet
3 3 (2.31%) DHCP
4 2 (1.54%) SMS
5 1 (0.77%) DNS
5 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.54%) Big Data
2 2 (1.54%) GIS
2 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) Mocha
3 7 (5.38%) Axure RP
3 7 (5.38%) Jasmine
4 6 (4.62%) JIRA
4 6 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.08%) Balsamiq
5 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.08%) Maven
6 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.77%) Hudson
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.08%) Games
4 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 3 (2.31%) Billing
6 2 (1.54%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) Developer
2 36 (27.69%) Designer
3 35 (26.92%) UX Designer
4 20 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (10.77%) UI Designer
5 14 (10.77%) UI/UX Designer
6 9 (6.92%) Web Developer
7 8 (6.15%) UX Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.62%) User Experience Researcher
10 5 (3.85%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.85%) User Researcher
10 5 (3.85%) UX Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Architect
11 4 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (34.62%) CSS
2 32 (24.62%) HTML
3 29 (22.31%) React
4 20 (15.38%) Sass
5 18 (13.85%) AngularJS
6 16 (12.31%) .NET
6 16 (12.31%) Express
7 15 (11.54%) HTML5
7 15 (11.54%) Node.js
8 12 (9.23%) CSS3
8 12 (9.23%) REST
9 11 (8.46%) Vue.js
10 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
10 8 (6.15%) jQuery
10 8 (6.15%) Web Services
11 7 (5.38%) Nuxt
12 6 (4.62%) Ember.js
12 6 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (3.85%) Entity Framework
13 5 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) CCTV
6 1 (0.77%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.77%) FMCG
6 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.77%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.77%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.77%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Windows
2 2 (1.54%) Android
2 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) CentOS
3 1 (0.77%) Linux
3 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.92%) Wireframes
3 22 (16.92%) Web Development
4 18 (13.85%) Front End Development
4 18 (13.85%) Scrum
4 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
5 17 (13.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
7 13 (10.00%) DevOps
7 13 (10.00%) Prototyping
8 11 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.46%) User Stories
8 11 (8.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 10 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (6.92%) Analytics
10 9 (6.92%) API Integration
10 9 (6.92%) MVC
11 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (45.38%) JavaScript
2 22 (16.92%) ES6
3 12 (9.23%) C#
4 11 (8.46%) TypeScript
5 6 (4.62%) Java
5 6 (4.62%) PHP
6 3 (2.31%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) ABAP
7 2 (1.54%) ES7
7 2 (1.54%) ES8
7 2 (1.54%) SQL
8 1 (0.77%) C
8 1 (0.77%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (6.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.54%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) SCCM
1 3 (2.31%) SCOM
2 2 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.54%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.54%) SCSM
2 2 (1.54%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.54%) WSUS
3 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Adobe
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.62%) Google
4 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.31%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) Dell
5 2 (1.54%) HubSpot
5 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.77%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.77%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.77%) BMC
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco
6 1 (0.77%) Cognos
6 1 (0.77%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.77%) McAfee
6 1 (0.77%) NetApp
6 1 (0.77%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.77%) Splunk
6 1 (0.77%) Sun
6 1 (0.77%) VMware