The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for X++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
England / West Midlands
Rank 207 239 206
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33  
Permanent jobs citing X++ 2 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.033% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.091% 0.075% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 7
Median salary £41,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £48,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £52,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -16.66%  

X++ is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2191 2680 2475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 47.16% 44.09% 49.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1889 2345 2187
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing X++ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for X++ in the West Midlands

X++
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing X++ in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for X++ in the West Midlands

X++
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing X++ in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for X++ in the West Midlands

X++
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing X++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for X++.

1 9 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (77.78%) ERP
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) PMO
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) MorphX

X++
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MorphX
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ERP Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ERP Support
2 2 (22.22%) Junior
2 2 (22.22%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Junior Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft