Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 54 38
Rank change year-on-year -43 -16 +11
Permanent jobs citing XML 244 455 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.84% 4.61% 5.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.14% 11.67% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 210 422 590
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,670 3,899 4,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.12% 39.50% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 3,371 3,474
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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 -38 101 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Staffordshire +14 45 £40,000 -13.51% 12
Warwickshire +3 28 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Coventry +2 21 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Solihull +4 14 £52,500 - 7
Shropshire -6 7 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Wolverhampton -12 6 £35,500 +2.90% 1
Worcestershire -4 4 £41,250 +65.00% 4
Walsall -5 4 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 118 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (42.21%) SQL
3 100 (40.98%) Java
4 98 (40.16%) HTML
5 93 (38.11%) C#
6 89 (36.48%) .NET
7 84 (34.43%) SQL Server
8 79 (32.38%) JavaScript
9 70 (28.69%) Web Services
10 69 (28.28%) CSS
11 65 (26.64%) JSON
12 55 (22.54%) Windows
13 51 (20.90%) Visual Studio
13 51 (20.90%) Degree
14 49 (20.08%) T-SQL
15 48 (19.67%) Spring
16 47 (19.26%) MVC
17 46 (18.85%) Ajax
18 45 (18.44%) jQuery
18 45 (18.44%) SOAP
19 43 (17.62%) XSLT
19 43 (17.62%) Microsoft
20 41 (16.80%) ASP.NET
20 41 (16.80%) Analytics
21 39 (15.98%) Scrum
22 37 (15.16%) REST
23 32 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
23 32 (13.11%) Finance
24 30 (12.30%) Oracle
25 29 (11.89%) VB.NET

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 16 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (6.15%) JBoss
3 13 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (5.33%) WebSphere
4 12 (4.92%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.51%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.69%) CMS
7 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.46%) Apache
8 6 (2.46%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.46%) Confluence
8 6 (2.46%) IIS
9 5 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.64%) NetWeaver
11 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.23%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.82%) Drupal
13 1 (0.41%) Mule
13 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.46%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.41%) Simulink
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.82%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.82%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.41%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.33%) SaaS
3 11 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.10%) Serverless
5 7 (2.87%) Google Analytics
6 5 (2.05%) Azure Functions
7 4 (1.64%) Office 365
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.33%) SSL
2 8 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.46%) Extranet
3 6 (2.46%) HTTP
3 6 (2.46%) Internet
4 5 (2.05%) ATM
5 4 (1.64%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.64%) RTP
5 4 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.82%) SMS
7 1 (0.41%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.41%) Modbus
7 1 (0.41%) MPLS
7 1 (0.41%) MQTT
7 1 (0.41%) Profibus
7 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.89%) Relational Database
3 27 (11.07%) NoSQL
4 23 (9.43%) Big Data
5 15 (6.15%) MySQL
6 14 (5.74%) RDBMS
7 13 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (4.92%) Hazelcast
9 11 (4.51%) DB2
10 10 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.05%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.05%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.05%) Redis
13 3 (1.23%) DTS
13 3 (1.23%) OLTP
13 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 51 (20.90%) Visual Studio
2 32 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (11.89%) Git (software)
4 18 (7.38%) Maven
5 15 (6.15%) JIRA
6 11 (4.51%) JUnit
7 10 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.10%) Subversion
8 8 (3.28%) NSubstitute
8 8 (3.28%) NUnit
8 8 (3.28%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.05%) Grunt
10 5 (2.05%) SonarQube
10 5 (2.05%) Toad
10 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.64%) CocoaPods
11 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (13.11%) Finance
2 20 (8.20%) Marketing
3 13 (5.33%) Retail
4 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.05%) Advertising
5 5 (2.05%) Law
5 5 (2.05%) Publishing
6 4 (1.64%) Automotive
6 4 (1.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (61.07%) Developer
2 41 (16.80%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.70%) .NET Developer
4 27 (11.07%) Analyst
5 22 (9.02%) Software Developer
6 17 (6.97%) Applications Support
6 17 (6.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (6.97%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.56%) Architect
7 16 (6.56%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.56%) Consultant
7 16 (6.56%) Graduate
8 14 (5.74%) Graduate Developer
9 12 (4.92%) Big Data Developer
9 12 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (4.92%) Junior
9 12 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.92%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.51%) Junior Developer
10 11 (4.51%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (40.16%) HTML
2 89 (36.48%) .NET
3 70 (28.69%) Web Services
4 69 (28.28%) CSS
5 65 (26.64%) JSON
6 48 (19.67%) Spring
7 46 (18.85%) Ajax
8 45 (18.44%) jQuery
8 45 (18.44%) SOAP
9 43 (17.62%) XSLT
10 41 (16.80%) ASP.NET
11 37 (15.16%) REST
12 27 (11.07%) HTML5
13 26 (10.66%) Java EE
14 25 (10.25%) RESTful
15 24 (9.84%) .NET Framework
15 24 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (9.43%) WCF
17 22 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
18 20 (8.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.69%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.69%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.87%) Social Media
6 6 (2.46%) User Experience
7 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.05%) Replication
7 5 (2.05%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.64%) Animation
8 4 (1.64%) FMCG
9 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Robotics
10 2 (0.82%) NHS
10 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.54%) Windows
2 23 (9.43%) Linux
3 14 (5.74%) Unix
4 13 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.46%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.05%) Android
7 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.23%) CentOS
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.82%) VMS
9 2 (0.82%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.26%) MVC
3 41 (16.80%) Analytics
4 39 (15.98%) Scrum
5 29 (11.89%) SDLC
6 27 (11.07%) TDD
7 26 (10.66%) OOP
8 25 (10.25%) Software Engineering
8 25 (10.25%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.25%) Web Development
9 24 (9.84%) OO
10 21 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (8.20%) Workflow
12 18 (7.38%) OOD
12 18 (7.38%) SOA
13 17 (6.97%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.97%) ITIL
14 15 (6.15%) Content Management
15 14 (5.74%) ERP
15 14 (5.74%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 103 (42.21%) SQL
2 100 (40.98%) Java
3 93 (38.11%) C#
4 79 (32.38%) JavaScript
5 49 (20.08%) T-SQL
6 29 (11.89%) VB.NET
7 14 (5.74%) PHP
8 13 (5.33%) Java 8
9 11 (4.51%) Python
10 10 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.10%) XPath
11 6 (2.46%) C++
11 6 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.46%) X++
12 4 (1.64%) ABAP
12 4 (1.64%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.64%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.23%) XAML
14 2 (0.82%) Groovy
14 2 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (20.90%) Degree
2 21 (8.61%) PhD
3 16 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.87%) ISEB
4 7 (2.87%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.23%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.41%) CIPD
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.97%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (4.51%) Docker
2 6 (2.46%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.05%) Varnish
4 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.30%) Oracle
3 11 (4.51%) SAP
4 9 (3.69%) Google
5 7 (2.87%) DevExpress
6 6 (2.46%) VMware
7 5 (2.05%) Adobe
7 5 (2.05%) hybris
8 4 (1.64%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.23%) Altova
9 3 (1.23%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.82%) Apple
10 2 (0.82%) ATG
10 2 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.82%) ILOG
10 2 (0.82%) Siebel
10 2 (0.82%) webMethods
10 2 (0.82%) Wonderware
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco