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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 211 185 203
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 8 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.14% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 1
Average salary £49,250 £90,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.27% +157.14%
UK excluding London average salary £44,250 £54,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.05% +54.28%
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
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Coventry - 2 £53,000 -
West Bromwich - 2 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £30,000 -
Birmingham -13 1 £55,000 -40.54%
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) CMS
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Apache
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blog
2 1 (6.25%) Telematics
2 1 (6.25%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Market Research
4 1 (6.25%) Game Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft