The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 195 203 207
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing GIS 22 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.23% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 0.68% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 2
Average salary £58,750 £42,624 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.83% +7.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £27,000 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £54,500 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.65%
GIS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1751 1754 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.11% 33.85% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1443 1487 1343
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

GIS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

GIS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 GIS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 14 £65,000 +49.42%
Coventry - 5 £45,500 -
Dudley - 1 £27,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 15 (40.54%) Requirements Management
2 15 (40.54%) UNIX
2 15 (40.54%) Risk Management
2 15 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (37.84%) ITIL
4 13 (35.14%) Service Management
5 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) Java
6 11 (29.73%) .NET
6 11 (29.73%) J2EE
6 11 (29.73%) SOA
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
7 10 (27.03%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (24.32%) Financial Modelling
8 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
9 8 (21.62%) XML
9 8 (21.62%) JDBC
9 8 (21.62%) EAI
9 8 (21.62%) XML Schema
9 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
10 7 (18.92%) Spring
11 5 (13.51%) SLA
11 5 (13.51%) N-Tier
11 5 (13.51%) JSP
11 5 (13.51%) Servlets
11 5 (13.51%) EJB

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GIS 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 GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) MQSI
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) VoIP
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
1 1 (2.70%) PPP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) MPLS
1 1 (2.70%) OSPF
1 1 (2.70%) BGP
1 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.70%) Wireless
1 1 (2.70%) VLAN
1 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.70%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Ant
1 4 (10.81%) Subversion
1 4 (10.81%) Maven
1 4 (10.81%) Hudson
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
1 11 (29.73%) Technical Design Authority
2 10 (27.03%) Architect
3 8 (21.62%) Applications Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) IT Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Applications Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Java Applications Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) ICT Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
1 11 (29.73%) J2EE
2 8 (21.62%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) JDBC
2 8 (21.62%) XML Schema
3 7 (18.92%) Spring
4 5 (13.51%) JSP
4 5 (13.51%) Servlets
4 5 (13.51%) EJB
5 4 (10.81%) XSLT
5 4 (10.81%) JMS
5 4 (10.81%) Struts
5 4 (10.81%) CGI
6 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.11%) Ajax
6 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) N-Tier
4 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Risk Management
1 15 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
1 15 (40.54%) Requirements Management
2 14 (37.84%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Service Management
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) SOA
5 10 (27.03%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (24.32%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
7 8 (21.62%) EAI
8 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Business Development
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) ITSM
9 4 (10.81%) MVC
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 3 (8.11%) Scrum
10 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) XPath
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Terminal Services
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (10.81%) XenApp
1 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Computacenter
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Dell
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) ESRI
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo