The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 83 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 46 71 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.29% 3.99% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.06% 12.16% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 36 68 26
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £68,250 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
ISEB
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
508 584 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.25% 32.79% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 393 508 351
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ISEB
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Birmingham

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 40 (39.60%) Degree
2 35 (34.65%) Business Analysis
3 30 (29.70%) QA
4 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (26.73%) Finance
5 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
6 26 (25.74%) ISTQB
7 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
8 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
9 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (16.83%) Presales
10 17 (16.83%) Risk Management
11 16 (15.84%) Project Management
11 16 (15.84%) Scrum
12 15 (14.85%) Automated Testing
12 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (14.85%) Windows
12 15 (14.85%) SDLC
13 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
13 14 (13.86%) Manual Testing
13 14 (13.86%) Change Management
13 14 (13.86%) Six Sigma
13 14 (13.86%) Manufacturing
14 13 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (12.87%) Test Management
15 12 (11.88%) Life Science
15 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
15 12 (11.88%) ITIL
16 11 (10.89%) MS Project
16 11 (10.89%) Time Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.98%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.89%) MS Project
3 6 (5.94%) MS Office
4 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.98%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) JIRA
2 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.97%) Selenium
5 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.98%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.98%) JMeter
5 2 (1.98%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.99%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 14 (13.86%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.90%) Law
4 5 (4.95%) Games
5 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (53.47%) Analyst
2 26 (25.74%) Business Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Software Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Test Manager
5 11 (10.89%) Excel Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) Manual Test Analyst
6 10 (9.90%) Project Analyst
6 10 (9.90%) Project Manager
6 10 (9.90%) Transition Manager
7 8 (7.92%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Junior
7 8 (7.92%) Tester
8 6 (5.94%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.99%) DCOM
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.88%) Life Science
3 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.94%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.96%) Social Media
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) PMI
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
2 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
2 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Business Analysis
2 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
4 17 (16.83%) Presales
4 17 (16.83%) Risk Management
5 16 (15.84%) Project Management
5 16 (15.84%) Scrum
6 15 (14.85%) Automated Testing
6 15 (14.85%) SDLC
6 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (13.86%) Change Management
7 14 (13.86%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.86%) Six Sigma
7 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
8 13 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (12.87%) Test Management
9 12 (11.88%) ITIL
9 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.89%) Process Improvement
10 11 (10.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) C#
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) C++
4 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (39.60%) Degree
2 26 (25.74%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (29.70%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) Basel II
2 2 (1.98%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.96%) HP
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Citrix
4 1 (0.99%) Twitter
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