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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 96 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 121 131 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 2.35% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.15% 8.16% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 106 110 101
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +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
1485 1605 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.40% 28.76% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1388 1157
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +11 55 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Coventry +19 31 £37,500 -34.78% 3
Warwickshire +2 11 £37,500 +3.44%
Staffordshire -12 8 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Solihull -11 5 £36,500 +11.45%
Walsall -5 2 £36,500 -8.75% 1
West Bromwich -2 1 - -
Worcestershire -8 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 75 (30.74%) SQL
2 67 (27.46%) Test Scripting
3 61 (25.00%) Finance
4 57 (23.36%) QA
5 52 (21.31%) Software Testing
6 51 (20.90%) ITIL
7 48 (19.67%) PRINCE2
8 47 (19.26%) Project Management
9 46 (18.85%) ISTQB
10 44 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (17.62%) Degree
12 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
13 32 (13.11%) Business Analysis
13 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (12.70%) Transition Management
15 30 (12.30%) Service Management
16 29 (11.89%) ITSM
16 29 (11.89%) UNIX
17 28 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 25 (10.25%) Oracle
18 25 (10.25%) SQL Server
18 25 (10.25%) Business Development
19 24 (9.84%) Automated Testing
19 24 (9.84%) Law
20 23 (9.43%) Windows
20 23 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
20 23 (9.43%) Waterfall
21 21 (8.61%) Microsoft
22 20 (8.20%) HTML
22 20 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.15%) MS Office
2 11 (4.51%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.82%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Servitor
3 1 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.46%) TETRA
1 6 (2.46%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.23%) MySQL
5 3 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (6.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (2.87%) LoadRunner
3 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.46%) Selenium
4 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.82%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.41%) JUnit
6 1 (0.41%) MSTest
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (25.00%) Finance
2 24 (9.84%) Law
3 14 (5.74%) Back Office
4 13 (5.33%) Retail
5 12 (4.92%) Banking
6 5 (2.05%) Billing
7 4 (1.64%) Games
8 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Local Government
9 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 130 (53.28%) Analyst
2 74 (30.33%) Test Analyst
3 55 (22.54%) Tester
4 50 (20.49%) Business Analyst
5 32 (13.11%) Transition Manager
6 26 (10.66%) Test Manager
6 26 (10.66%) Senior Manager
7 18 (7.38%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (7.38%) Service Manager
7 18 (7.38%) Service Transition Manager
8 16 (6.56%) Software Tester
8 16 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
8 16 (6.56%) Systems Test Analyst
9 12 (4.92%) Senior Service Manager
10 11 (4.51%) Test Leader
11 10 (4.10%) Software Test Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Senior Business Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Systems Tester
12 9 (3.69%) Senior Tester
13 8 (3.28%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.20%) HTML
2 12 (4.92%) XML
3 8 (3.28%) Web Services
4 7 (2.87%) .NET
5 2 (0.82%) CSS
5 2 (0.82%) XSD
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.64%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.23%) AS400
4 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.41%) Statistics
5 1 (0.41%) Open Source
5 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.89%) UNIX
2 23 (9.43%) Windows
3 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.46%) Test Scripting
2 52 (21.31%) Software Testing
3 51 (20.90%) ITIL
4 48 (19.67%) PRINCE2
5 47 (19.26%) Project Management
6 44 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
8 32 (13.11%) Business Analysis
8 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (12.70%) Transition Management
10 30 (12.30%) Service Management
11 29 (11.89%) ITSM
12 25 (10.25%) Business Development
13 24 (9.84%) Automated Testing
14 23 (9.43%) Waterfall
15 20 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (7.79%) Scrum
17 18 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (6.15%) UML
18 15 (6.15%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.74%) SQL
2 15 (6.15%) VB
2 15 (6.15%) Java
3 8 (3.28%) C#
4 6 (2.46%) C++
5 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.82%) VBScript
6 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (18.85%) ISTQB
2 43 (17.62%) Degree
3 28 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.87%) CBAP
6 7 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (2.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ACCA
9 1 (0.41%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (23.36%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 23 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (10.25%) Oracle
2 21 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.74%) HP
4 10 (4.10%) Cisco
5 7 (2.87%) Citrix
6 5 (2.05%) IBM
7 4 (1.64%) Symantec
7 4 (1.64%) VMware
7 4 (1.64%) Telerik
7 4 (1.64%) Cognos
7 4 (1.64%) Netezza
8 3 (1.23%) SAP
9 2 (0.82%) Capita
10 1 (0.41%) TOWER Software
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus, pension, holiday etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: From £20,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Cannock
Required IT
Salary: £35,000 + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago