The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 205 185 164
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Permanent jobs citing GAP Analysis 18 24 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.44% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.57% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 23
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
GAP Analysis
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
4452 4211 3721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.46% 77.98% 75.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3720 3569 3157
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,602 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

GAP Analysis Salary Trend in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

GAP Analysis Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

GAP Analysis
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 GAP Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Warwickshire +14 12 £41,000 -3.52%
Birmingham -3 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Walsall -4 2 - -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis.

1 17 (41.46%) QA
2 14 (34.15%) Finance
3 13 (31.71%) Banking
4 11 (26.83%) Business Analysis
5 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (21.95%) Data Analysis
6 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (19.51%) Degree
7 8 (19.51%) Automotive
7 8 (19.51%) Change Management
8 7 (17.07%) Content Management
8 7 (17.07%) Document Management
8 7 (17.07%) Credit Risk
9 6 (14.63%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
10 5 (12.20%) Economics
10 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
11 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
11 4 (9.76%) Electronics
11 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
11 4 (9.76%) CMMI
11 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 4 (9.76%) SQL
11 4 (9.76%) MS Office
12 3 (7.32%) SAP
12 3 (7.32%) ITIL
12 3 (7.32%) Oracle

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GAP Analysis 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 GAP Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Banking
3 8 (19.51%) Automotive
4 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (9.76%) Electronics
6 3 (7.32%) Front Office
7 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Analyst
2 22 (53.66%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Process Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.07%) Credit Risk
3 5 (12.20%) Economics
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Business Analysis
2 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) Data Analysis
4 8 (19.51%) Change Management
5 7 (17.07%) Content Management
5 7 (17.07%) Document Management
6 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.76%) CMMI
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
9 3 (7.32%) Quality Management
9 3 (7.32%) ITIL
9 3 (7.32%) System Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Line Management
10 2 (4.88%) Procure-to-pay
10 2 (4.88%) Coaching
10 2 (4.88%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
1 3 (7.32%) SAP