The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 211 195 202
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% 0.10% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.13% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +8.84%
Benchmarking
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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Benchmarking
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Benchmarking Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Benchmarking
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 Benchmarking within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Worcestershire - 4 £32,500 -
Birmingham -14 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 10 (45.45%) Six Sigma
1 10 (45.45%) Back Office
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
1 10 (45.45%) Retail
1 10 (45.45%) Business Development
1 10 (45.45%) German Language
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (18.18%) MS Access
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) WebTrends
4 2 (9.09%) Economics
4 2 (9.09%) Web Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Google
4 2 (9.09%) Statistics
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.09%) Physics
4 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Visualisation

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) WebTrends
1 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MS Access
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (45.45%) Back Office
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
1 10 (45.45%) Retail
1 10 (45.45%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
1 4 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
2 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Economics
1 2 (9.09%) Statistics
1 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 2 (9.09%) Physics
1 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Six Sigma
1 10 (45.45%) Business Development
2 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Web Analytics
3 2 (9.09%) Web Development
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Analytics
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (4.55%) Product Management
4 1 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Google