The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 91 92 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 138 124 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.52% 2.49% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.14% 9.60% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 123 97 120
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £42,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1510 1291 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.57% 25.92% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1047 1242
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Salary Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

ISEB
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 ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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 +13 65 £41,250 -5.17% 6
Staffordshire +10 24 £32,500 -23.07% 1
Warwickshire 0 11 £32,500 -5.79% 1
Worcestershire +21 9 £45,000 +76.47%
Coventry -19 7 £37,500 +12.78% 1
Walsall -3 6 £40,250 -4.16%
Wolverhampton -5 4 £37,250 -11.30%
Shropshire 0 3 - -
Solihull -7 2 £30,750 -
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 £30,000 -4.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 70 (26.92%) Finance
1 70 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 69 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (25.77%) SQL
4 66 (25.38%) QA
5 64 (24.62%) Business Analysis
6 60 (23.08%) Degree
7 55 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
8 42 (16.15%) PRINCE2
9 41 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 40 (15.38%) ITIL
10 40 (15.38%) Project Management
11 38 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (14.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (13.85%) Scrum
14 30 (11.54%) Manual Testing
15 27 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
16 26 (10.00%) Automated Testing
17 24 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
19 22 (8.46%) UML
20 20 (7.69%) Transition Management
20 20 (7.69%) Use Case
21 19 (7.31%) Test Automation
21 19 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
21 19 (7.31%) Telecoms
22 18 (6.92%) HP
23 17 (6.54%) BPMN

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.92%) Servitor
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.00%) TETRA
2 12 (4.62%) 4G
3 5 (1.92%) NAS
3 5 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.23%) Selenium
3 9 (3.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (2.31%) TestComplete
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.54%) MSTest
7 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.15%) JIRA
8 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.77%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.38%) JUnit
9 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 70 (26.92%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.54%) Retail
4 15 (5.77%) Banking
5 14 (5.38%) Law
6 9 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (3.08%) Marketing
8 6 (2.31%) Billing
9 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.77%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 165 (63.46%) Analyst
2 85 (32.69%) Business Analyst
3 65 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 57 (21.92%) Tester
5 25 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 19 (7.31%) Software Tester
8 18 (6.92%) Transition Manager
9 15 (5.77%) Senior Business Analyst
9 15 (5.77%) Senior Tester
10 14 (5.38%) Architect
10 14 (5.38%) Test Leader
11 13 (5.00%) QA Analyst
12 11 (4.23%) Software Test Analyst
12 11 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (3.85%) Service Manager
13 10 (3.85%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 10 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
13 10 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
14 9 (3.46%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.54%) .NET
2 12 (4.62%) XML
3 10 (3.85%) HTML
4 6 (2.31%) Web Services
5 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.77%) XSD
7 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.38%) WinForms
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.31%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.54%) EPoS
7 3 (1.15%) Life Science
7 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.77%) Open Source
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) AS400
9 1 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.15%) UNIX
2 12 (4.62%) Windows
3 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (24.62%) Business Analysis
3 55 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
4 42 (16.15%) PRINCE2
5 40 (15.38%) ITIL
5 40 (15.38%) Project Management
6 38 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (14.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (13.85%) Scrum
9 30 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 26 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 24 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (8.46%) UML
13 20 (7.69%) Use Case
13 20 (7.69%) Transition Management
14 19 (7.31%) Test Automation
15 17 (6.54%) Waterfall
15 17 (6.54%) BPMN
15 17 (6.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.77%) SQL
2 15 (5.77%) C#
3 11 (4.23%) C++
4 10 (3.85%) Java
5 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.92%) VB
6 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.77%) VBScript
7 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 60 (23.08%) Degree
3 41 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (4.23%) CBAP
8 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) HND
8 2 (0.77%) CCNA
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ACCA
9 1 (0.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (25.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (6.92%) HP
2 14 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.00%) Oracle
3 13 (5.00%) Cisco
4 10 (3.85%) SAP
5 7 (2.69%) IBM
5 7 (2.69%) Citrix
5 7 (2.69%) VMware
6 6 (2.31%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.92%) Juniper
7 5 (1.92%) EMC
8 3 (1.15%) Telerik
8 3 (1.15%) Capita
9 2 (0.77%) Netezza
9 2 (0.77%) Symantec
9 2 (0.77%) Cognos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Legal Ombudsman
Salary: £31,960-£37,600
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 19 days ago