The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within SAP Business Objects.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 154 109 154
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +45
Permanent jobs citing Business Objects 56 114 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 2.05% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 2.08% 4.04% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 42 96 32
Average salary £38,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £70,000 £72,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2692 2824 2466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.03% 50.72% 50.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2233 2354 2074
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Objects across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Objects Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Objects across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Business Objects Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Objects
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 Business Objects within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Birmingham -30 21 £42,000 -16.00% 12
Staffordshire +6 12 £35,000 +7.69%
Warwickshire +7 7 £38,000 -6.17%
Shropshire +2 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Wolverhampton 0 5 £38,750 +0.64%
Walsall +2 2 £41,500 -17.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,750 -
Solihull - 1 £29,265 - 1
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Objects 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 Business Objects.

1 76 (64.41%) SQL
2 61 (51.69%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (42.37%) Oracle
4 48 (40.68%) SQL Server
5 41 (34.75%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
7 32 (27.12%) .NET
8 31 (26.27%) SAP
8 31 (26.27%) BusinessObjects
9 30 (25.42%) Finance
10 27 (22.88%) ETL
11 26 (22.03%) Oracle Database
12 24 (20.34%) Crystal Reports
12 24 (20.34%) PL/SQL
13 21 (17.80%) Data Modelling
13 21 (17.80%) SAP BW
14 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
15 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
16 18 (15.25%) SAP BI
17 16 (13.56%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (12.71%) Degree
18 15 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (12.71%) Cognos
18 15 (12.71%) ASP.NET
18 15 (12.71%) Toad
19 14 (11.86%) XML
20 13 (11.02%) Relational Database
21 12 (10.17%) Retail
21 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 12 (10.17%) Data Mart

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Objects 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 Business Objects. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.78%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.78%) SAS
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (4.24%) SAP Portal
3 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.17%) MS Office
3 7 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Agresso
2 5 (4.24%) SAP R/3
2 5 (4.24%) e-Work
2 5 (4.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (4.24%) Summit
3 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) ATM
1 5 (4.24%) Intranet
1 5 (4.24%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) Firewall
2 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.69%) LAN
2 2 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (40.68%) SQL Server
2 41 (34.75%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (26.27%) BusinessObjects
4 26 (22.03%) Oracle Database
5 24 (20.34%) Crystal Reports
6 21 (17.80%) SAP BW
7 18 (15.25%) SAP BI
8 16 (13.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (11.02%) Relational Database
10 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (10.17%) Data Mart
11 11 (9.32%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (8.47%) OLAP
13 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (6.78%) BusinessObjects XI
15 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (5.93%) QlikView
15 7 (5.93%) Oracle OLAP
16 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Toad
2 12 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.69%) LSMW
5 2 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.85%) ERwin
General
1 30 (25.42%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Retail
3 7 (5.93%) Games
4 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (45.76%) Developer
2 40 (33.90%) Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 18 (15.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (11.86%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (11.02%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 12 (10.17%) SAP Manager
8 11 (9.32%) MI Analyst
8 11 (9.32%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 10 (8.47%) Developer Analyst
10 7 (5.93%) Architect
11 6 (5.08%) SAP Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Data Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Business Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Consultant
12 5 (4.24%) Cognos BI Developer
12 5 (4.24%) SAP BI Developer
12 5 (4.24%) Graduate
12 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
12 5 (4.24%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.12%) .NET
2 15 (12.71%) ASP.NET
3 14 (11.86%) XML
4 10 (8.47%) Web Services
5 9 (7.63%) HTML
5 9 (7.63%) CSS
6 7 (5.93%) Ajax
7 4 (3.39%) MDX
8 3 (2.54%) WCF
8 3 (2.54%) WF
8 3 (2.54%) WinForms
9 2 (1.69%) JSON
9 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.85%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.08%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.08%) Data Extraction
3 4 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.69%) Statistics
5 2 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (1.69%) GIS
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) Open Source
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) DTV
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) UNIX
2 6 (5.08%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (51.69%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (22.88%) ETL
3 21 (17.80%) Data Modelling
4 15 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (10.17%) ITIL
6 10 (8.47%) Unit Testing
7 9 (7.63%) Data Mapping
8 8 (6.78%) Data Management
8 8 (6.78%) Time Management
8 8 (6.78%) Process Management
8 8 (6.78%) Analytics
9 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.93%) Migration
9 7 (5.93%) Workflow
9 7 (5.93%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.08%) Web Development
10 6 (5.08%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.08%) Change Data Capture
11 5 (4.24%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 76 (64.41%) SQL
2 24 (20.34%) PL/SQL
3 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (9.32%) VB
5 9 (7.63%) C#
6 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.08%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.08%) ABAP
7 6 (5.08%) VBScript
8 4 (3.39%) VB6
9 2 (1.69%) Java
10 1 (0.85%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) MCAD
2 5 (4.24%) MCSD
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.69%) HND
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
1 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 50 (42.37%) Oracle
2 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
3 31 (26.27%) SAP
4 15 (12.71%) Cognos
5 6 (5.08%) Netezza
6 5 (4.24%) Metastorm
7 3 (2.54%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.69%) Northgate
8 2 (1.69%) DataFlux
8 2 (1.69%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.69%) Perforce
8 2 (1.69%) Informatica
8 2 (1.69%) Lotus
8 2 (1.69%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) Talend
9 1 (0.85%) Vertica
9 1 (0.85%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.85%) Sun
9 1 (0.85%) HP
9 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
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