The table below looks at the statistics for DFSS 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 DFSS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
Rank 216 - 211
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing DFSS 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% - 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% - 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £30,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £72,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-58.62% +81.25%
DFSS
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
4733 4342 4305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.47% 80.45% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3874 3606 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.29%
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%

DFSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

DFSS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DFSS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

DFSS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

DFSS
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 DFSS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 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
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -
DFSS
England

DFSS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing DFSS 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 DFSS.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

DFSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing DFSS 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 DFSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware