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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 89 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 133 132 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 2.99% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.18% 10.86% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 106 103 109
Average salary £35,250 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.02% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
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
1307 1216 1347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.03% 27.57% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1122 955 1167
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 +19 69 £37,500 -10.71% 4
Staffordshire +8 18 £30,000 -31.03%
Shropshire +1 12 - - 1
Warwickshire -15 9 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Worcestershire +8 7 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Walsall 0 5 £41,500 +12.92%
Solihull +4 4 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Coventry -27 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wolverhampton -8 3 £41,500 -1.19%
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 £30,000 -4.00% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 92 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (30.65%) Finance
3 76 (29.12%) QA
4 74 (28.35%) ISTQB
5 67 (25.67%) Degree
6 63 (24.14%) Business Analysis
7 59 (22.61%) SQL
8 55 (21.07%) Test Scripting
9 53 (20.31%) Scrum
10 51 (19.54%) Software Testing
11 49 (18.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 37 (14.18%) PRINCE2
13 36 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (13.41%) Project Management
14 35 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (12.64%) Banking
16 32 (12.26%) ITIL
17 30 (11.49%) Manual Testing
18 27 (10.34%) Retail
19 26 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (9.96%) Test Automation
20 25 (9.58%) UML
21 24 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
22 23 (8.81%) Automated Testing
23 22 (8.43%) SQL Server
23 22 (8.43%) Telecoms
24 21 (8.05%) System Testing
24 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
25 19 (7.28%) .NET
26 18 (6.90%) Change Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 12 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.92%) Servitor
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) TETRA
2 7 (2.68%) 4G
3 5 (1.92%) NAS
3 5 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (5.36%) Selenium
2 12 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.68%) TestComplete
3 7 (2.68%) JIRA
4 5 (1.92%) Subversion
4 5 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.53%) MSTest
5 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.38%) JUnit
General
1 80 (30.65%) Finance
2 33 (12.64%) Banking
3 27 (10.34%) Retail
4 22 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 16 (6.13%) Law
5 16 (6.13%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.45%) Marketing
7 3 (1.15%) Games
7 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 170 (65.13%) Analyst
2 89 (34.10%) Business Analyst
3 64 (24.52%) Test Analyst
4 51 (19.54%) Tester
5 21 (8.05%) Test Manager
5 21 (8.05%) Software Tester
6 20 (7.66%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (6.13%) Transition Manager
8 13 (4.98%) QA Analyst
8 13 (4.98%) Agile Business Analyst
9 12 (4.60%) Senior Business Analyst
10 11 (4.21%) Senior Tester
10 11 (4.21%) Test Consultant
10 11 (4.21%) Architect
10 11 (4.21%) Consultant
10 11 (4.21%) Software Test Analyst
11 9 (3.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 9 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
11 9 (3.45%) Service Manager
11 9 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.28%) .NET
2 9 (3.45%) HTML
3 8 (3.07%) XML
4 6 (2.30%) Web Services
5 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.38%) WinForms
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.68%) EPoS
4 7 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.30%) Life Science
6 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.77%) Open Source
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.36%) UNIX
2 6 (2.30%) Windows
3 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (24.14%) Business Analysis
3 55 (21.07%) Test Scripting
4 53 (20.31%) Scrum
5 51 (19.54%) Software Testing
6 37 (14.18%) PRINCE2
7 36 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (13.41%) Project Management
8 35 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (12.26%) ITIL
10 30 (11.49%) Manual Testing
11 26 (9.96%) Test Automation
12 25 (9.58%) UML
13 24 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (8.81%) Automated Testing
15 21 (8.05%) System Testing
16 18 (6.90%) Change Management
16 18 (6.90%) Transition Management
17 16 (6.13%) ITSM
17 16 (6.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.61%) SQL
2 16 (6.13%) C#
3 10 (3.83%) C++
4 8 (3.07%) Java
5 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.15%) VB
6 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (28.35%) ISTQB
2 67 (25.67%) Degree
3 49 (18.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) CBAP
5 11 (4.21%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.77%) HND
6 2 (0.77%) CCNA
6 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ACCA
7 1 (0.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (29.12%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 16 (6.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (5.75%) HP
2 12 (4.60%) SAP
3 10 (3.83%) Oracle
4 9 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.68%) IBM
6 6 (2.30%) Cisco
6 6 (2.30%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.92%) VMware
7 5 (1.92%) EMC
7 5 (1.92%) Citrix
7 5 (1.92%) Juniper
8 3 (1.15%) Capita
9 1 (0.38%) Telerik
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + it
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago