Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 108 81
Rank change year-on-year +68 -27 +10
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 385 206 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.70% 2.64% 3.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.86% 6.52% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 284 151 290
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +25.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,000 £54,775
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 2,590 3,161 3,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.37% 40.55% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,001 2,198 2,570
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +70 142 £42,500 -14.14% 20
Warwickshire +31 87 £45,000 +9.09% 18
Coventry 0 36 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Worcestershire +10 14 £38,000 -7.88% 4
Solihull +9 11 £52,500 +27.27% 8
Shropshire +23 10 £36,250 -27.50%
Staffordshire -9 8 £35,000 +29.63% 5
Walsall -13 7 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Wolverhampton - 5 £32,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £32,500 -10.96%
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 162 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (33.25%) JavaScript
3 122 (31.69%) CSS
4 120 (31.17%) HTML
5 83 (21.56%) CCTV
6 80 (20.78%) Telecoms
7 73 (18.96%) Wireless
8 67 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (16.88%) SQL
10 57 (14.81%) Degree
11 55 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (14.03%) Git (software)
13 49 (12.73%) HTML5
13 49 (12.73%) Adobe
14 48 (12.47%) Project Management
14 48 (12.47%) Windows
15 46 (11.95%) Scrum
15 46 (11.95%) DevOps
16 44 (11.43%) ITIL
17 43 (11.17%) React
17 43 (11.17%) Wireframes
18 41 (10.65%) C#
19 40 (10.39%) Microsoft
20 38 (9.87%) Finance
20 38 (9.87%) User Stories
20 38 (9.87%) Front End Development
21 37 (9.61%) Azure
21 37 (9.61%) Web Development
22 36 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (9.35%) Test Automation

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 19 (4.94%) CMS
2 11 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 33 (8.57%) Sketch
2 32 (8.31%) InVision
3 24 (6.23%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.60%) Figma
4 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (2.34%) Adobe XD
6 8 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.82%) Zeplin
8 6 (1.56%) Marvel
9 3 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.52%) UXPin
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.26%) InDesign
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.26%) Data Workbench
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.61%) Azure
2 26 (6.75%) AWS
3 21 (5.45%) GCP
4 12 (3.12%) Serverless
5 9 (2.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 8 (2.08%) GitHub
7 7 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.82%) npm
8 6 (1.56%) Office 365
9 4 (1.04%) Google Play
9 4 (1.04%) PaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.52%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.52%) SaaS
10 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) AdWords
11 1 (0.26%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (18.96%) Wireless
2 24 (6.23%) SMS
3 17 (4.42%) Internet
4 15 (3.90%) Firewall
4 15 (3.90%) LAN
4 15 (3.90%) WAN
5 10 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.60%) VLAN
6 9 (2.34%) DHCP
6 9 (2.34%) DNS
6 9 (2.34%) LTE
7 8 (2.08%) HTTPS
7 8 (2.08%) SSL
8 5 (1.30%) BGP
8 5 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.30%) MPLS
8 5 (1.30%) OSPF
8 5 (1.30%) RSVP
8 5 (1.30%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.34%) Big Data
4 7 (1.82%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.30%) MySQL
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.52%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.26%) Power BI
8 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.64%) Selenium
3 11 (2.86%) Balsamiq
4 9 (2.34%) gulp
4 9 (2.34%) JMeter
4 9 (2.34%) Postman
4 9 (2.34%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (2.34%) Rational Quality Manager
4 9 (2.34%) webpack
5 7 (1.82%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.56%) Log4Net
6 6 (1.56%) Mocha
6 6 (1.56%) MSTest
6 6 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.30%) JIRA
8 4 (1.04%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.04%) Gradle
8 4 (1.04%) Mockito
8 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (20.78%) Telecoms
2 38 (9.87%) Finance
3 21 (5.45%) Retail
4 16 (4.16%) Automotive
4 16 (4.16%) Marketing
5 15 (3.90%) Legal
6 13 (3.38%) Electronics
6 13 (3.38%) Games
7 9 (2.34%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 105 (27.27%) Developer
2 70 (18.18%) Designer
3 56 (14.55%) UX Designer
4 32 (8.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 30 (7.79%) Senior Developer
6 25 (6.49%) Web Developer
7 23 (5.97%) UI Designer
8 22 (5.71%) Junior
9 18 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (4.68%) React Developer
10 17 (4.42%) Senior Designer
11 16 (4.16%) Analyst
11 16 (4.16%) UI/UX Designer
12 15 (3.90%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.64%) Senior UX Designer
13 14 (3.64%) UI Developer
13 14 (3.64%) UX Developer
14 12 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.12%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (31.69%) CSS
2 120 (31.17%) HTML
3 49 (12.73%) HTML5
4 43 (11.17%) React
5 36 (9.35%) Node.js
6 33 (8.57%) Sass
7 31 (8.05%) CSS3
8 29 (7.53%) .NET
9 28 (7.27%) jQuery
10 20 (5.19%) REST
11 18 (4.68%) AngularJS
11 18 (4.68%) Web Services
12 17 (4.42%) Express
12 17 (4.42%) Redux
12 17 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.64%) JSON
14 13 (3.38%) RESTful
15 12 (3.12%) phpspec
16 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (2.34%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 83 (21.56%) CCTV
2 55 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 29 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 22 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.64%) iPad
8 13 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (3.12%) Infotainment
10 10 (2.60%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.82%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.30%) CESG
12 5 (1.30%) Graphic Design
13 4 (1.04%) CMDB
13 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.78%) Social Network
15 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
16 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.47%) Windows
2 35 (9.09%) Linux
3 12 (3.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.60%) Android
4 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.30%) HPUX
7 5 (1.30%) Solaris
8 2 (0.52%) CentOS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (12.47%) Project Management
4 46 (11.95%) DevOps
4 46 (11.95%) Scrum
5 44 (11.43%) ITIL
6 43 (11.17%) Wireframes
7 38 (9.87%) Front End Development
7 38 (9.87%) User Stories
8 37 (9.61%) Web Development
9 36 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (9.35%) Test Automation
10 35 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 32 (8.31%) Service Management
12 28 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 28 (7.27%) Prototyping
13 27 (7.01%) Analytics
13 27 (7.01%) E-Commerce
14 26 (6.75%) Coaching
15 24 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (33.25%) JavaScript
2 65 (16.88%) SQL
3 41 (10.65%) C#
4 32 (8.31%) PHP
5 30 (7.79%) ES6
6 18 (4.68%) Python
7 12 (3.12%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.12%) Perl
7 12 (3.12%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.86%) Java
8 11 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.60%) R
10 9 (2.34%) C
10 9 (2.34%) VB
11 5 (1.30%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.30%) ES7
11 5 (1.30%) ES8
12 4 (1.04%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.78%) C++
14 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (14.81%) Degree
2 25 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 24 (6.23%) HNC
4 23 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (5.71%) HND
6 16 (4.16%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.56%) CISSP
10 5 (1.30%) CCNA
10 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.30%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.78%) CSPO
12 2 (0.52%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.26%) CCNP
13 1 (0.26%) MCSA
13 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (3.90%) QA
2 10 (2.60%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.60%) SLA
3 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.30%) ISO 22301
4 3 (0.78%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
3 25 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (5.45%) Active Directory
5 20 (5.19%) Docker
6 14 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (2.86%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.34%) vSphere
9 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (8.83%) SCCM
2 13 (3.38%) Ansible
2 13 (3.38%) Terraform
3 10 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 9 (2.34%) AirWatch
4 9 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.34%) Netcool
4 9 (2.34%) SCOM
4 9 (2.34%) TeMIP
4 9 (2.34%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.78%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.26%) Kibana
6 1 (0.26%) logstash
6 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.26%) SCSM
6 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (12.73%) Adobe
2 40 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.09%) VMware
4 27 (7.01%) Google
5 23 (5.97%) McAfee
6 21 (5.45%) Cisco
6 21 (5.45%) Oracle
7 19 (4.94%) HP
8 14 (3.64%) 3PAR
8 14 (3.64%) Veeam
9 12 (3.12%) SAP
10 11 (2.86%) Juniper
11 10 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
11 10 (2.60%) Remedy
12 9 (2.34%) Dell
12 9 (2.34%) Fujitsu
12 9 (2.34%) NetApp
12 9 (2.34%) OpenText
12 9 (2.34%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.08%) Apple