Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 109 85
Rank change year-on-year -5 -24 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 218 280 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 2.83% 3.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.30% 7.14% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 162 241 314
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,275 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 3,463 3,923 4,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.11% 39.62% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,473 3,138 3,358
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Birmingham -4 79 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Staffordshire +32 35 £48,500 +7.78% 7
Warwickshire +27 26 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Coventry +11 24 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Solihull +2 13 £42,500 +2.41% 2
Shropshire +18 8 £30,000 - 2
Walsall +8 8 £25,250 +12.22% 1
Wolverhampton -16 7 £32,000 -1.54%
Worcestershire +11 4 £26,000 -28.77% 5
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £45,000 - 1
Halesowen +4 1 - - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £37,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 88 (40.37%) JavaScript
2 86 (39.45%) CSS
3 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (38.53%) HTML
5 55 (25.23%) Web Development
6 43 (19.72%) Finance
7 40 (18.35%) C#
7 40 (18.35%) .NET
7 40 (18.35%) Analytics
8 39 (17.89%) HTML5
9 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
9 37 (16.97%) Degree
10 36 (16.51%) Scrum
11 35 (16.06%) MVC
12 33 (15.14%) Front End Development
13 32 (14.68%) React
14 31 (14.22%) SQL
15 29 (13.30%) Wireframes
16 28 (12.84%) jQuery
17 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
17 27 (12.39%) Java
18 26 (11.93%) PHP
18 26 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (11.47%) AngularJS
19 25 (11.47%) ASP.NET
19 25 (11.47%) Retail
20 24 (11.01%) Marketing
20 24 (11.01%) Microsoft
21 23 (10.55%) SEO
21 23 (10.55%) Web Design

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 18 (8.26%) CMS
2 14 (6.42%) WordPress
3 12 (5.50%) Apache
4 9 (4.13%) Confluence
4 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.75%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.29%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.38%) SAS
7 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.46%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) Marvel
9 1 (0.46%) Mule
9 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.13%) InVision
3 5 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.38%) Fireworks
4 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.38%) Moqups
5 2 (0.92%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.92%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.92%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.92%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.92%) UXPin
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.46%) GIMP
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.46%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.59%) AdWords
2 10 (4.59%) SaaS
3 8 (3.67%) Google Analytics
3 8 (3.67%) npm
4 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.75%) Office 365
5 5 (2.29%) PaaS
6 4 (1.83%) Serverless
7 3 (1.38%) Yarn
8 2 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.92%) IaaS
8 2 (0.92%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.46%) Asana
9 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.46%) G Suite
9 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) Broadband
1 7 (3.21%) Internet
2 6 (2.75%) HTTP
3 4 (1.83%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.83%) SSL
3 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.46%) ATM
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) SMS
4 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.80%) MySQL
3 14 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (4.13%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.92%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.92%) SQLite
10 1 (0.46%) Flink
10 1 (0.46%) Impala
10 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.05%) webpack
4 10 (4.59%) gulp
5 9 (4.13%) JIRA
5 9 (4.13%) Maven
6 8 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (2.75%) Grunt
9 5 (2.29%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.29%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (2.29%) Subversion
10 4 (1.83%) CocoaPods
10 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.38%) Axure RP
11 3 (1.38%) fastlane
11 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 43 (19.72%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Retail
3 24 (11.01%) Marketing
4 18 (8.26%) Games
5 14 (6.42%) Legal
6 5 (2.29%) Publishing
7 4 (1.83%) Advertising
8 3 (1.38%) Automotive
8 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.92%) Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.92%) German Language
9 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) French Language
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (47.71%) Developer
2 34 (15.60%) Web Developer
3 27 (12.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 19 (8.72%) Designer
5 18 (8.26%) Analyst
6 17 (7.80%) Senior Developer
6 17 (7.80%) UX Designer
7 14 (6.42%) Junior
8 13 (5.96%) .NET Developer
9 12 (5.50%) PHP Developer
9 12 (5.50%) React Developer
10 11 (5.05%) Business Analyst
11 10 (4.59%) Junior Developer
12 9 (4.13%) Digital Marketing Manager
12 9 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (4.13%) Marketing Manager
12 9 (4.13%) PHP Web Developer
12 9 (4.13%) PHP WordPress Developer
12 9 (4.13%) WordPress Developer
13 8 (3.67%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (39.45%) CSS
2 84 (38.53%) HTML
3 40 (18.35%) .NET
4 39 (17.89%) HTML5
5 32 (14.68%) React
6 28 (12.84%) jQuery
7 25 (11.47%) AngularJS
7 25 (11.47%) ASP.NET
8 22 (10.09%) RESTful
9 21 (9.63%) Sass
10 18 (8.26%) Node.js
11 16 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (6.88%) CSS3
12 15 (6.88%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (5.96%) Web Services
14 12 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (5.05%) LAMP
16 9 (4.13%) LESS
17 8 (3.67%) Express
17 8 (3.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.26%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.88%) Social Media
4 12 (5.50%) Graphic Design
5 11 (5.05%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.29%) Animation
7 5 (2.29%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.83%) Fintech
9 3 (1.38%) iPad
9 3 (1.38%) iPhone
9 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.38%) Tandem
10 2 (0.92%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.92%) Photography
10 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.34%) Apple iOS
2 13 (5.96%) Linux
3 12 (5.50%) Android
4 5 (2.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.23%) Web Development
3 40 (18.35%) Analytics
4 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
5 36 (16.51%) Scrum
6 35 (16.06%) MVC
7 33 (15.14%) Front End Development
8 29 (13.30%) Wireframes
9 23 (10.55%) SEO
9 23 (10.55%) Web Design
10 21 (9.63%) Prototyping
10 21 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (7.80%) Content Management
12 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (7.34%) Product Management
12 16 (7.34%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (6.88%) TDD
13 15 (6.88%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.42%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 88 (40.37%) JavaScript
2 40 (18.35%) C#
3 31 (14.22%) SQL
4 27 (12.39%) Java
5 26 (11.93%) PHP
6 11 (5.05%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.59%) ES6
8 7 (3.21%) Apple Swift
8 7 (3.21%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.75%) Python
10 5 (2.29%) ES7
10 5 (2.29%) ES8
11 4 (1.83%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.38%) Perl
13 2 (0.92%) C
13 2 (0.92%) Java 8
13 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.92%) Scala
14 1 (0.46%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (16.97%) Degree
2 14 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) MCSD
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) WAI
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (4.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.46%) HDFS
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.38%) Ansible
2 3 (1.38%) Terraform
3 2 (0.92%) Marathon
3 2 (0.92%) Matomo
4 1 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) Google
3 19 (8.72%) Adobe
4 13 (5.96%) Oracle
5 9 (4.13%) Informatica
6 7 (3.21%) Twitter
7 6 (2.75%) Hyperion
8 5 (2.29%) Apple
8 5 (2.29%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.29%) Tableau
8 5 (2.29%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.83%) IBM
10 3 (1.38%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.38%) hybris
11 2 (0.92%) ATG
11 2 (0.92%) Ensighten
11 2 (0.92%) HubSpot
11 2 (0.92%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.92%) Omniture
11 2 (0.92%) SAP