Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 104 103
Rank change year-on-year +40 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 385 261 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.96% 2.64% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.26% 6.82% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 314 229 320
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.96% -1.95%
10th Percentile £23,750 £27,950 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 3,751 3,828 4,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.61% 38.68% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,690 2,943 3,217
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,155 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.72% -1.69% +6.38%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +30 101 £45,000 +6.51% 8
Birmingham -6 75 £49,000 +22.50% 13
Warwickshire +28 56 £37,500 +13.64% 11
Halesowen - 39 £24,500 - 1
Solihull +20 32 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Staffordshire -6 24 £40,000 - 11
Worcestershire +10 11 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Shropshire +14 10 £40,000 -1.23% 5
Sutton Coldfield +7 10 £31,000 -15.07%
Herefordshire +25 7 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton -23 3 £21,046 -35.24% 2
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £37,500 -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 190 (49.35%) HTML
2 188 (48.83%) JavaScript
2 188 (48.83%) CSS
3 150 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (25.45%) Web Development
5 82 (21.30%) React
6 81 (21.04%) Git (software)
7 77 (20.00%) Scrum
8 75 (19.48%) HTML5
9 72 (18.70%) AngularJS
10 68 (17.66%) jQuery
11 66 (17.14%) Adobe
11 66 (17.14%) PHP
11 66 (17.14%) SQL
12 65 (16.88%) Analytics
13 59 (15.32%) Wireframes
14 58 (15.06%) Microsoft
15 57 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (14.55%) Games
17 54 (14.03%) NoSQL
18 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 53 (13.77%) Node.js
19 52 (13.51%) Retail
19 52 (13.51%) Marketing
20 51 (13.25%) Photoshop
21 49 (12.73%) E-Commerce
22 47 (12.21%) MongoDB
22 47 (12.21%) CSS3
23 45 (11.69%) Unit Testing
23 45 (11.69%) Software Engineering

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 14 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
1 14 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 14 (3.64%) WordPress
2 13 (3.38%) CMS
3 11 (2.86%) Apache
4 10 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.82%) Confluence
6 5 (1.30%) nginx
7 4 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.78%) Marvel
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.52%) JBoss
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) Drupal
10 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 51 (13.25%) Photoshop
2 44 (11.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (6.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (2.60%) InVision
6 8 (2.08%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (2.08%) Adobe Premiere
7 7 (1.82%) UXPin
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.26%) GIMP
9 1 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.86%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (9.09%) Office 365
3 25 (6.49%) PaaS
4 24 (6.23%) IaaS
5 23 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (5.71%) npm
7 21 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.12%) Google Analytics
8 12 (3.12%) SaaS
9 10 (2.60%) Bluemix
9 10 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (1.04%) AdWords
11 4 (1.04%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.52%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.52%) Serverless
13 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
2 12 (3.12%) HTTP
3 8 (2.08%) Broadband
3 8 (2.08%) Firewall
3 8 (2.08%) SSH
4 5 (1.30%) Extranet
4 5 (1.30%) Intranet
5 3 (0.78%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.78%) SMS
5 3 (0.78%) SSL
5 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.52%) ATM
6 2 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.03%) NoSQL
2 47 (12.21%) MongoDB
3 37 (9.61%) MySQL
4 19 (4.94%) SQL Server
5 18 (4.68%) Data Mining
6 16 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.64%) Cosmos DB
7 14 (3.64%) Data Lake
8 13 (3.38%) Big Data
9 9 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.34%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.78%) OLAP
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.52%) HBase
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.52%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.52%) Riak
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (21.04%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (4.68%) Axure RP
5 18 (4.68%) Grunt
5 18 (4.68%) Subversion
6 17 (4.42%) gulp
7 16 (4.16%) Vagrant
7 16 (4.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (3.64%) webpack
9 12 (3.12%) Babel
10 11 (2.86%) Mercurial
11 10 (2.60%) JSUnit
11 10 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.08%) JIRA
12 8 (2.08%) Selenium
12 8 (2.08%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.82%) Ranorex
14 4 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 56 (14.55%) Games
2 52 (13.51%) Marketing
2 52 (13.51%) Retail
3 33 (8.57%) Finance
4 17 (4.42%) Back Office
5 15 (3.90%) Banking
6 13 (3.38%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.86%) Automotive
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.78%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (41.56%) Developer
2 79 (20.52%) Designer
3 59 (15.32%) Web Developer
4 50 (12.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 43 (11.17%) UX Designer
6 36 (9.35%) Analyst
6 36 (9.35%) Consultant
7 30 (7.79%) Junior
8 27 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 27 (7.01%) UI Designer
9 26 (6.75%) PHP Developer
10 23 (5.97%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.71%) .NET Developer
11 22 (5.71%) Business Analyst
11 22 (5.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 22 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (5.45%) Junior Developer
13 17 (4.42%) Full Stack Web Developer
13 17 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (49.35%) HTML
2 188 (48.83%) CSS
3 82 (21.30%) React
4 75 (19.48%) HTML5
5 72 (18.70%) AngularJS
6 68 (17.66%) jQuery
7 53 (13.77%) Node.js
8 47 (12.21%) CSS3
9 44 (11.43%) .NET
9 44 (11.43%) RESTful
10 42 (10.91%) Sass
11 34 (8.83%) KnockoutJS
12 31 (8.05%) ASP.NET
13 29 (7.53%) .NET Framework
14 27 (7.01%) Web Services
15 25 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (4.94%) LESS
17 17 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (4.16%) Django
18 16 (4.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 30 (7.79%) Graphic Design
3 23 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (4.16%) Social Media
6 15 (3.90%) Animation
7 13 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.86%) BBC
8 11 (2.86%) NHS
9 8 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.56%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.04%) Fintech
11 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) Infotainment
13 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.35%) Apple iOS
2 34 (8.83%) Android
2 34 (8.83%) Linux
3 24 (6.23%) Windows
4 21 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.78%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (25.45%) Web Development
3 77 (20.00%) Scrum
4 65 (16.88%) Analytics
5 59 (15.32%) Wireframes
6 57 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (12.73%) E-Commerce
8 45 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 45 (11.69%) Unit Testing
9 43 (11.17%) MVC
10 40 (10.39%) Web Design
11 38 (9.87%) Front End Development
11 38 (9.87%) Test Automation
12 35 (9.09%) Microservices
13 34 (8.83%) User Stories
14 33 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (8.31%) Collaborative Working
16 30 (7.79%) CRM
17 29 (7.53%) Data Protection
17 29 (7.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 188 (48.83%) JavaScript
2 66 (17.14%) PHP
2 66 (17.14%) SQL
3 36 (9.35%) C#
4 31 (8.05%) Python
5 28 (7.27%) Java
6 26 (6.75%) ES6
7 25 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.19%) Ruby
9 14 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.60%) C
11 9 (2.34%) Go
11 9 (2.34%) PHP 7
12 6 (1.56%) Scala
13 5 (1.30%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.30%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.30%) VB
14 4 (1.04%) C++
15 2 (0.52%) ABAP
15 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (8.57%) Degree
2 15 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.56%) MCSA
5 6 (1.56%) MCSE
5 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) PhD
8 1 (0.26%) HNC
8 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.68%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (10.91%) Docker
2 36 (9.35%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 21 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.45%) XenApp
3 21 (5.45%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 21 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 21 (5.45%) SCDPM
1 21 (5.45%) SCOrch
1 21 (5.45%) SCSM
1 21 (5.45%) SCVMM
2 16 (4.16%) Marathon
3 9 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.56%) SCCM
5 2 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.26%) Matomo
6 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (17.14%) Adobe
2 58 (15.06%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.83%) Google
4 21 (5.45%) Citrix
4 21 (5.45%) VMware
5 12 (3.12%) hybris
5 12 (3.12%) IBM
6 11 (2.86%) Apple
6 11 (2.86%) Zend
7 9 (2.34%) Twitter
8 6 (1.56%) MobileIron
8 6 (1.56%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle
9 5 (1.30%) SAP
9 5 (1.30%) WooCommerce
10 3 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.78%) Capita
11 2 (0.52%) iSOFT
11 2 (0.52%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.52%) Tableau