The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 187 162 183
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Permanent jobs citing B2B 39 41 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.79% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.00% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 20
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -23.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,600 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +18.05%
B2B
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4663 4093 3508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.08% 78.74% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4005 3470 2991
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing B2B across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

B2B
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing B2B across the West Midlands region.

B2B Salary Trend in the West Midlands

B2B
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing B2B across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

B2B Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

B2B
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Warwickshire +7 12 £64,000 +96.92% 1
Birmingham -29 10 £32,000 -4.47% 11
Worcestershire -5 6 £25,000 -50.00%
Staffordshire -13 4 £40,000 +60.00%
Solihull +1 2 £34,250 -
Coventry - 1 £62,000 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing B2B 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 B2B.

1 33 (40.24%) HTML
2 31 (37.80%) C#
2 31 (37.80%) .NET
2 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET
3 21 (25.61%) CSS
3 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 20 (24.39%) SQL
5 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
6 18 (21.95%) Retail
7 17 (20.73%) VB.NET
7 17 (20.73%) Web Development
8 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
9 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
9 15 (18.29%) Marketing
10 14 (17.07%) HTML5
10 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (17.07%) Scrum
11 13 (15.85%) Degree
12 12 (14.63%) WCF
12 12 (14.63%) WPF
12 12 (14.63%) iPad
12 12 (14.63%) iPhone
12 12 (14.63%) Apple
12 12 (14.63%) CRM
12 12 (14.63%) MCP
12 12 (14.63%) VB
13 11 (13.41%) Web Services
13 11 (13.41%) B2C
13 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (13.41%) Finance

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing B2B 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 B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.44%) CMS
1 2 (2.44%) Lync
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) HTTP
1 7 (8.54%) SSL
2 5 (6.10%) Internet
3 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 4 (4.88%) VLAN
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
3 4 (4.88%) VPN
3 4 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (2.44%) VoIP
4 2 (2.44%) WLAN
4 2 (2.44%) SAN
4 2 (2.44%) DMZ
4 2 (2.44%) Intranet
4 2 (2.44%) Network Security
4 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (21.95%) Retail
2 15 (18.29%) Marketing
3 11 (13.41%) Finance
4 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.54%) Banking
5 6 (7.32%) Billing
6 3 (3.66%) Publishing
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Developer
2 31 (37.80%) .NET Developer
3 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (20.73%) .NET Web Developer
4 17 (20.73%) Web Developer
5 15 (18.29%) Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Solutions Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Junior .NET Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Junior Web Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Junior Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Junior
9 5 (6.10%) Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Junior .NET Web Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (3.66%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.24%) HTML
2 31 (37.80%) .NET
2 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET
3 21 (25.61%) CSS
4 14 (17.07%) HTML5
5 12 (14.63%) WCF
5 12 (14.63%) WPF
6 11 (13.41%) Web Services
7 10 (12.20%) XML
8 7 (8.54%) SOAP
9 4 (4.88%) jQuery
10 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.44%) LAMP
10 2 (2.44%) Ajax
10 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.44%) CSS3
10 2 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (1.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) iPhone
1 12 (14.63%) iPad
2 11 (13.41%) Smart Meter
3 7 (8.54%) Credit Risk
3 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.88%) Social Network
5 3 (3.66%) Graphic Design
5 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.66%) Social Media
5 3 (3.66%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) AIX
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Web Development
2 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
3 14 (17.07%) Scrum
3 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.63%) CRM
5 11 (13.41%) B2C
6 10 (12.20%) Time Management
7 8 (9.76%) Project Management
7 8 (9.76%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.32%) Supplier Management
8 6 (7.32%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Performance Improvement
8 6 (7.32%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (6.10%) ITIL
9 5 (6.10%) SOA
9 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (4.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) C#
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 20 (24.39%) SQL
4 17 (20.73%) VB.NET
5 12 (14.63%) VB
6 2 (2.44%) PHP5
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Degree
2 12 (14.63%) MCP
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.32%) ISEB
4 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.88%) CCNP
5 4 (4.88%) CCNA
6 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.44%) CCIE
6 2 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Apple
3 4 (4.88%) webMethods
4 3 (3.66%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.44%) NetApp
5 2 (2.44%) VMware
5 2 (2.44%) Zend
5 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (2.44%) Software AG
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
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