The first table below looks at the demand for Broadband 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 Broadband over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 178 203 198
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Permanent jobs citing Broadband 24 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 1.08% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 3
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 923 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.95% 16.67% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 709 773 740
Average salary £36,479 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Broadband
England

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Broadband
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Broadband Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Broadband
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Broadband across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Broadband Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Broadband
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 Broadband within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
West Bromwich - 8 £19,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £40,000 -
Birmingham +4 3 £25,000 -54.54% 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £45,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Tipton - 1 - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) MS Excel
3 18 (36.73%) VoIP
3 18 (36.73%) Telecoms
4 17 (34.69%) ITIL
5 16 (32.65%) Asset Management
6 15 (30.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (28.57%) XenApp
7 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 14 (28.57%) PDA
7 14 (28.57%) LANDesk
7 14 (28.57%) WAN
7 14 (28.57%) SLA
7 14 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 14 (28.57%) LAN
7 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (28.57%) 3G
7 14 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (26.53%) McAfee
8 13 (26.53%) Blackberry
8 13 (26.53%) Citrix
8 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (26.53%) Linux
8 13 (26.53%) MCSE
9 12 (24.49%) Service Management
10 9 (18.37%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) Degree
12 7 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (14.29%) C

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 14 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (12.24%) Apache
3 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (40.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) VoIP
2 14 (28.57%) WAN
2 14 (28.57%) LAN
2 14 (28.57%) 3G
3 4 (8.16%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 3 (6.12%) DSL
5 2 (4.08%) PBX
5 2 (4.08%) CTI
5 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
6 1 (2.04%) Firewall
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Subversion
General
1 18 (36.73%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Billing
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Back Office
5 2 (4.08%) Electronics
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
1 14 (28.57%) Service Analyst
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) PHP Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Support Technician
4 4 (8.16%) Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) ICT Technician
4 4 (8.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 4 (8.16%) ICT Support Technician
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Services Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) PDA
2 13 (26.53%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.20%) CCTV
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) DTV
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 14 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (26.53%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (8.16%) CentOS
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Asset Management
3 15 (30.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (24.49%) Service Management
5 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.16%) Time Management
7 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.08%) CRM
8 2 (4.08%) Web Design
8 2 (4.08%) Network Design
8 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.04%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.04%) Network Planning
9 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.04%) Business Development
9 1 (2.04%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (2.04%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) C
2 6 (12.24%) PHP
3 5 (10.20%) C++
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded C
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded C++
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (26.53%) MCSE
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) HNC
5 2 (4.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) LANDesk
3 13 (26.53%) McAfee
3 13 (26.53%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) BT
5 3 (6.12%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.08%) Panasonic
6 2 (4.08%) Freescale
7 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.04%) Sage
7 1 (2.04%) Adobe