Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 104 66
Rank change year-on-year -68 -38 -17
Permanent jobs citing XML 89 199 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 2.59% 3.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 8.93% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 78 161 345
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £28,725 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +2.15%

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 1,944 2,228 3,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.73% 29.05% 37.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 1,802 3,015
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 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 -9 27 £45,000 -2.17% 8
Warwickshire -18 21 £47,750 +76.85% 3
Coventry -10 12 £55,000 +60.00% 2
Walsall -9 10 £45,000 +38.46%
Staffordshire -26 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Worcestershire -11 7 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Stourbridge +4 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Wolverhampton +4 1 £37,500 +5.63%
Solihull -6 1 £57,500 +15.00% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 58 (65.17%) SQL
2 45 (50.56%) SQL Server
3 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
4 36 (40.45%) C#
5 35 (39.33%) HTML
5 35 (39.33%) SOAP
6 32 (35.96%) Java
7 30 (33.71%) Web Services
8 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
9 27 (30.34%) .NET
10 23 (25.84%) CSS
10 23 (25.84%) Windows
11 20 (22.47%) JSON
12 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
12 19 (21.35%) OO
12 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
13 18 (20.22%) SDLC
14 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
14 17 (19.10%) Spring
15 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
15 16 (17.98%) DevOps
16 15 (16.85%) REST
16 15 (16.85%) Azure
17 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
17 14 (15.73%) Toad
17 14 (15.73%) SoapUI
17 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (14.61%) ITIL
18 13 (14.61%) AWS

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 7 (7.87%) IIS
1 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.37%) GlassFish
2 3 (3.37%) JBoss
2 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Magento
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) Maximo
3 1 (1.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Azure
2 13 (14.61%) AWS
3 7 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.74%) Serverless
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.37%) GCP
6 3 (3.37%) Office 365
7 2 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.25%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.25%) PowerApps
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) PuTTY
2 6 (6.74%) DHCP
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 5 (5.62%) Internet
3 5 (5.62%) Intranet
3 5 (5.62%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (50.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) SQLPlus
3 7 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.74%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.49%) Big Data
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) MySQL
8 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.12%) DB2
8 1 (1.12%) OLTP
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.73%) SoapUI
2 14 (15.73%) Toad
2 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
3 12 (13.48%) Maven
4 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.24%) HP UFT
5 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 8 (8.99%) JUnit
7 5 (5.62%) JIRA
7 5 (5.62%) Subversion
8 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.37%) DbUnit
9 3 (3.37%) jMock
9 3 (3.37%) Mockito
9 3 (3.37%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.25%) Postman
10 2 (2.25%) Selenium
10 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (8.99%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (55.06%) Developer
2 13 (14.61%) Applications Support
2 13 (14.61%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.24%) QA Tester
3 10 (11.24%) Software Developer
3 10 (11.24%) Tester
4 8 (8.99%) Applications Specialist
4 8 (8.99%) C# Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Manual Tester
4 8 (8.99%) QA Manual Tester
4 8 (8.99%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Support Specialist
4 8 (8.99%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.87%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Applications Support Specialist
5 7 (7.87%) Integration Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Systems Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (6.74%) Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) HTML
1 35 (39.33%) SOAP
2 30 (33.71%) Web Services
3 27 (30.34%) .NET
4 23 (25.84%) CSS
5 20 (22.47%) JSON
6 17 (19.10%) Spring
7 15 (16.85%) REST
8 13 (14.61%) WCF
9 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET
9 11 (12.36%) XSD
10 10 (11.24%) DHTML
10 10 (11.24%) jQuery
10 10 (11.24%) RESTful
11 9 (10.11%) J2EE
12 8 (8.99%) LAMP
12 8 (8.99%) Laravel
13 7 (7.87%) Apache Camel
13 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.49%) iPad
4 3 (3.37%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 11 (12.36%) Unix
2 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) OO
2 18 (20.22%) SDLC
3 16 (17.98%) DevOps
3 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
4 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.61%) ITIL
6 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
7 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
8 10 (11.24%) MVC
8 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (11.24%) User Stories
8 10 (11.24%) Web Development
9 9 (10.11%) OOP
10 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.99%) Web Design
11 7 (7.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (6.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.17%) SQL
2 36 (40.45%) C#
3 32 (35.96%) Java
4 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
6 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
7 12 (13.48%) PL/SQL
8 11 (12.36%) VBScript
9 9 (10.11%) PHP
10 7 (7.87%) Python
11 5 (5.62%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
13 3 (3.37%) C++
13 3 (3.37%) Perl
13 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.25%) TypeScript
15 1 (1.12%) Apple Swift
15 1 (1.12%) C
15 1 (1.12%) ES6
15 1 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) ISEB
1 10 (11.24%) ISTQB
1 10 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (5.62%) Degree
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) XenApp
4 4 (4.49%) Docker
5 3 (3.37%) vSphere
6 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.12%) Cygwin
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) VMware
3 9 (10.11%) Oracle
4 7 (7.87%) MuleSoft
5 6 (6.74%) Citrix
6 5 (5.62%) HP
7 3 (3.37%) Google
8 2 (2.25%) Amdocs
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) BMC
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco
9 1 (1.12%) EMC
9 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.12%) Snowplow
9 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.12%) Sun
9 1 (1.12%) TOWER Software