The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 138 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs citing GIS 6 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% 0.60% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.24% 1.98% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 6
Average salary £26,250 £62,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-58.00% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £55,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
482 555 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.55% 30.33% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 435 466 437
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS across the Birmingham region.

GIS Salary Trend in Birmingham

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

GIS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIS.

1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) ESRI
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Presales
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) GeoServer
2 2 (33.33%) OpenLayers
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) GeoServer
2 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) GIS Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) GIS Graduate
1 3 (50.00%) Graduate
1 3 (50.00%) Graduate Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) GIS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Presales
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) ESRI
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo