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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 206 196 198
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 4 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.072% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.52% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 6
Average salary £60,000 £95,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +236.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,600 £95,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +41.17%
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
4723 4391 4380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.48% 80.23% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3867 3645 3717
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £40,854
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Benchmarking Salary Histogram 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 3 September 2015. 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
Staffordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Birmingham -10 1 £77,500 -18.42%
Shropshire - 1 £80,500 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 6 (42.86%) FMCG
2 6 (42.86%) Market Research
2 6 (42.86%) Social Media
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) CMS
4 2 (14.29%) LAMP
4 2 (14.29%) Ajax
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Publishing
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Apache
4 2 (14.29%) NHS
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Developer
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 1 (7.14%) PHP Programmer
2 1 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) FMCG
1 6 (42.86%) Social Media
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Market Research
1 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Database Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) PHP
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft