Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 84 57
Rank change year-on-year -23 -27 -22
Permanent jobs citing XML 200 284 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.59% 3.11% 4.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.41% 9.56% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 150 242 408
West Midlands median annual salary £45,500 £46,404 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.95% +23.74% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,875 £27,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,375 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,378 2,972 3,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.56% 39.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,019 2,500 3,445
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for XML in the West Midlands

XML
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 XML within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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 -6 64 £46,000 -16.36% 11
Coventry +41 44 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Warwickshire -25 34 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Staffordshire -16 17 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Worcestershire -2 11 £36,250 -14.71% 7
Shropshire +6 10 - - 2
Solihull -19 7 £40,875 -22.14% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton +21 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 123 (61.50%) SQL
2 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (39.00%) HTML
4 77 (38.50%) C#
5 73 (36.50%) JavaScript
6 69 (34.50%) .NET
7 68 (34.00%) CSS
8 64 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 63 (31.50%) JSON
10 61 (30.50%) Java
11 59 (29.50%) Microsoft
12 55 (27.50%) OO
13 52 (26.00%) Web Services
14 47 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (21.50%) MVC
15 43 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
16 41 (20.50%) Git (software)
16 41 (20.50%) Ajax
17 38 (19.00%) Scrum
18 37 (18.50%) SOAP
19 36 (18.00%) TDD
20 35 (17.50%) Spring
20 35 (17.50%) JIRA
20 35 (17.50%) ASP.NET
20 35 (17.50%) Serverless
21 34 (17.00%) HTML5
21 34 (17.00%) Docker
22 33 (16.50%) AngularJS
23 32 (16.00%) Software Engineering
24 31 (15.50%) Oracle

XML
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 13 (6.50%) Confluence
2 11 (5.50%) IIS
3 10 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.50%) Apache
6 4 (2.00%) JBoss
6 4 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.00%) Drupal
8 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.00%) Maximo
3 3 (1.50%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.00%) Magento
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 43 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (17.50%) Serverless
3 25 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 18 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (7.50%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (7.50%) AWS IoT
6 11 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (5.00%) Amazon EKS
7 10 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (5.00%) Amazon S3
8 9 (4.50%) Office 365
9 8 (4.00%) SaaS
10 5 (2.50%) Power Platform
10 5 (2.50%) Sage Pay
11 4 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.00%) GitHub
13 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) SSH
2 20 (10.00%) FTP
3 18 (9.00%) HTTP
4 17 (8.50%) SMTP
5 15 (7.50%) MQTT
6 8 (4.00%) HTTPS
7 6 (3.00%) Internet
8 4 (2.00%) Firewall
9 3 (1.50%) LAN
9 3 (1.50%) WAN
10 2 (1.00%) Extranet
10 2 (1.00%) Intranet
11 1 (0.50%) ICMP
11 1 (0.50%) SNMP
11 1 (0.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.50%) Amazon Aurora
4 15 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (5.50%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.00%) OLAP
8 9 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (3.00%) MySQL
10 6 (3.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.50%) DTS
11 5 (2.50%) MS Access
11 5 (2.50%) Power BI
12 4 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 41 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 35 (17.50%) JIRA
3 23 (11.50%) Selenium
3 23 (11.50%) Visual Studio
4 21 (10.50%) Jenkins
5 19 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (7.50%) JUnit
6 15 (7.50%) Maven
6 15 (7.50%) Mercurial
7 11 (5.50%) Cucumber
8 10 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.00%) Subversion
9 9 (4.50%) Zephyr
10 8 (4.00%) Jasmine
10 8 (4.00%) Protractor
11 6 (3.00%) Gradle
11 6 (3.00%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.00%) Toad
13 3 (1.50%) JDeveloper
13 3 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (12.00%) Retail
2 13 (6.50%) Finance
3 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.00%) Marketing
4 4 (2.00%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Back Office
5 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (59.50%) Developer
2 36 (18.00%) C# Developer
3 34 (17.00%) .NET Developer
4 29 (14.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (13.00%) Java Developer
6 25 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 24 (12.00%) Consultant
8 19 (9.50%) Technical Consultant
9 17 (8.50%) Software Developer
10 16 (8.00%) Analyst
10 16 (8.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 13 (6.50%) .NET Software Developer
11 13 (6.50%) AWS Developer
11 13 (6.50%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (5.50%) Applications Support
14 8 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (4.00%) E-Commerce Developer
14 8 (4.00%) PHP Developer
14 8 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (39.00%) HTML
2 69 (34.50%) .NET
3 68 (34.00%) CSS
4 63 (31.50%) JSON
5 52 (26.00%) Web Services
6 41 (20.50%) Ajax
7 37 (18.50%) SOAP
8 35 (17.50%) ASP.NET
8 35 (17.50%) Spring
9 34 (17.00%) HTML5
10 33 (16.50%) AngularJS
11 29 (14.50%) jQuery
12 24 (12.00%) RESTful
13 20 (10.00%) J2EE
13 20 (10.00%) WCF
14 19 (9.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 19 (9.50%) REST
14 19 (9.50%) Spring Boot
14 19 (9.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) Algorithms
1 15 (7.50%) Smart Home
2 14 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.50%) Driving Licence
4 12 (6.00%) User Experience
5 10 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
7 8 (4.00%) iPad
7 8 (4.00%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.50%) iSeries
9 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.00%) Life Science
10 1 (0.50%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Robotics
10 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.00%) Unix
2 27 (13.50%) Linux
3 16 (8.00%) Windows
4 13 (6.50%) Android
5 9 (4.50%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.50%) OO
3 47 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (21.50%) MVC
5 38 (19.00%) Scrum
6 36 (18.00%) TDD
7 32 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 29 (14.50%) DevOps
9 28 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (14.00%) Test Automation
10 27 (13.50%) Computer Science
10 27 (13.50%) ITIL
10 27 (13.50%) Web Development
11 22 (11.00%) OOP
11 22 (11.00%) Project Management
12 21 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (10.50%) Unit Testing
13 20 (10.00%) Service Management
14 19 (9.50%) E-Commerce
14 19 (9.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 123 (61.50%) SQL
2 77 (38.50%) C#
3 73 (36.50%) JavaScript
4 61 (30.50%) Java
5 30 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 20 (10.00%) Python
7 15 (7.50%) C
8 13 (6.50%) PHP
8 13 (6.50%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.50%) Apple Swift
9 9 (4.50%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.50%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.50%) TypeScript
10 8 (4.00%) ES6
10 8 (4.00%) VBA
11 7 (3.50%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.50%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.50%) C++
13 3 (1.50%) RPG
13 3 (1.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (14.00%) Degree
2 16 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.50%) ISEB
5 3 (1.50%) MCSD
5 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) GDPR
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (17.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) HDFS
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.50%) Terraform
2 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 59 (29.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.50%) Oracle
3 21 (10.50%) ServiceNow
4 9 (4.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.00%) webMethods
6 3 (1.50%) IFS
6 3 (1.50%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.00%) SAP
7 2 (1.00%) VMware
7 2 (1.00%) Zend
8 1 (0.50%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos
8 1 (0.50%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.50%) Informatica
8 1 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.50%) Sun
8 1 (0.50%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.50%) Teradata
8 1 (0.50%) TIBCO