The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Progress Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 118 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Progress 4 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.21% 0.15% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,800 £37,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+2.16% +17.46%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
978 1128 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.39% 56.09% 52.02%
Number of salaries quoted 841 985 749
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Progress
West Midlands

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Progress
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Progress Salary Trend in Birmingham

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 8 (57.14%) OpenEdge
2 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Sybase
3 4 (28.57%) Progress 4GL
3 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 4 (28.57%) SLA
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Sage
3 4 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) QAD

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Progress 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 Progress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) OpenEdge
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) WebSpeed
General
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
1 9 (64.29%) Progress Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Progress Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Progress Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Solaris
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Progress 4GL
1 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 4 (28.57%) C
1 4 (28.57%) C++
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Sybase
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Sage
1 4 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) QAD
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