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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 198 186 188
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing GAP Analysis 18 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 12
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 13 £46,250 -17.77%
Coventry -10 1 £45,000 +34.32%
Warwickshire - 1 £27,500 -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Project Management
3 8 (22.22%) Automotive
4 7 (19.44%) ITIL
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
5 6 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Service Management
6 5 (13.89%) CMMI
6 5 (13.89%) Electronics
6 5 (13.89%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) SAP
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
7 4 (11.11%) Degree
7 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.11%) System Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (8.33%) SLA
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) HND
9 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.56%) ISEB
9 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
9 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (5.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.78%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Automotive
3 5 (13.89%) Electronics
4 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Business Analyst
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Process Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Report Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Quality Manager
5 1 (2.78%) QA Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Change Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Change Management
3 6 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 5 (13.89%) CMMI
4 5 (13.89%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) System Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) HND
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ACCA
3 1 (2.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 3 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Xilinx
2 1 (2.78%) Altera