The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 233 211 207
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Permanent jobs citing TickIT 1 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.016% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 1.88% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 13
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £40,445
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -19.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
573 585 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.22% 11.68% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 464 476 572
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing TickIT across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

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

TickIT Salary Trend in the South West

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Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 1 £55,000 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing TickIT 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 TickIT.

1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (81.82%) Aerospace
3 8 (72.73%) ISO 9001
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) IEC 61508
5 3 (27.27%) DO-178B
5 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (27.27%) SysML
5 3 (27.27%) UML
5 3 (27.27%) VxWorks
5 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) C++
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) PVCS
6 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 2 (18.18%) Military
6 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (18.18%) CAN bus
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Electronics
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing TickIT 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 TickIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (18.18%) PVCS
2 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (81.82%) Aerospace
2 2 (18.18%) Military
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Real Time Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Real Time Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) CAN bus
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) VxWorks
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) SysML
2 3 (27.27%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Development
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) ISO 9001
2 7 (63.64%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) IEC 61508
3 3 (27.27%) DO-178B
4 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001