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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 105 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 152 125 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.44% 2.35% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 8.94% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86 96 86
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
1716 1398 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.55% 26.26% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1090 1022
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
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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 0 81 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Warwickshire -9 16 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Worcestershire +2 11 £35,000 -17.64%
Shropshire -2 11 £55,000 +39.24% 1
Coventry -2 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Staffordshire +11 8 £35,000 -14.63%
Solihull +12 3 £34,000 -15.00%
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,500 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (36.21%) ISTQB
3 62 (25.51%) Finance
4 59 (24.28%) SQL
5 55 (22.63%) PRINCE2
6 51 (20.99%) ITIL
6 51 (20.99%) Degree
7 49 (20.16%) Microsoft
8 46 (18.93%) Data Centre
9 45 (18.52%) QA
10 44 (18.11%) Software Testing
10 44 (18.11%) Test Strategy
11 43 (17.70%) Test Management
11 43 (17.70%) Project Management
12 42 (17.28%) Test Scripting
13 38 (15.64%) SQL Server
14 36 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (14.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (14.40%) Test Automation
16 34 (13.99%) Presales
17 33 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 32 (13.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (13.17%) Service Management
19 31 (12.76%) Computer Science
19 31 (12.76%) Non-Functional Testing
20 29 (11.93%) Line Management
20 29 (11.93%) Automated Testing
20 29 (11.93%) TOGAF
21 28 (11.52%) Business Development

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 8 (3.29%) Apache
2 3 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.70%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (5.35%) IaaS
1 13 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (5.35%) PaaS
2 2 (0.82%) Pure360
2 2 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.29%) SAN
2 6 (2.47%) Internet
3 2 (0.82%) FTP
3 2 (0.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.23%) DB2
2 20 (8.23%) MySQL
3 4 (1.65%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 22 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.64%) Selenium
3 8 (3.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.47%) HP UFT
4 6 (2.47%) JUnit
5 5 (2.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.65%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.65%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.65%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.23%) JIRA
7 3 (1.23%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.82%) JMeter
8 2 (0.82%) Serena SBM
8 2 (0.82%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.82%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.82%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.41%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.41%) TestPartner
General
1 62 (25.51%) Finance
2 20 (8.23%) Publishing
3 17 (7.00%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.94%) Banking
5 11 (4.53%) Marketing
6 8 (3.29%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.88%) Law
7 7 (2.88%) Retail
8 5 (2.06%) Games
9 4 (1.65%) Billing
10 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 93 (38.27%) Analyst
2 66 (27.16%) Test Analyst
3 50 (20.58%) Test Manager
4 22 (9.05%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.58%) Service Manager
5 16 (6.58%) Test Validation Manager
5 16 (6.58%) Transition Manager
6 15 (6.17%) QA Analyst
6 15 (6.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (6.17%) Tester
7 13 (5.35%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.35%) Senior Manager
7 13 (5.35%) Test Leader
8 12 (4.94%) Architect
8 12 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.53%) Junior
9 11 (4.53%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Senior Test Manager
10 10 (4.12%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) .NET
2 8 (3.29%) LAMP
3 6 (2.47%) XML
4 4 (1.65%) J2EE
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.82%) HTML
5 2 (0.82%) Middleware
5 2 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.93%) Data Centre
2 36 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (12.76%) Computer Science
4 23 (9.47%) CMDB
5 15 (6.17%) Life Science
6 14 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.29%) Clustering
7 8 (3.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.47%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.65%) Statistics
10 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.76%) Windows
2 8 (3.29%) AIX
2 8 (3.29%) Linux
2 8 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (3.29%) Solaris
2 8 (3.29%) SUSE
2 8 (3.29%) Unix
2 8 (3.29%) Windows 10
2 8 (3.29%) Windows 7
2 8 (3.29%) Windows 8
2 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.63%) PRINCE2
3 51 (20.99%) ITIL
4 44 (18.11%) Software Testing
4 44 (18.11%) Test Strategy
5 43 (17.70%) Project Management
5 43 (17.70%) Test Management
6 42 (17.28%) Test Scripting
7 35 (14.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 35 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (14.40%) Test Automation
8 34 (13.99%) Presales
9 32 (13.17%) Service Management
9 32 (13.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (12.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 29 (11.93%) Automated Testing
11 29 (11.93%) Line Management
11 29 (11.93%) TOGAF
12 28 (11.52%) Business Development
13 27 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.28%) SQL
2 8 (3.29%) Perl
2 8 (3.29%) Shell Script
3 7 (2.88%) Java
4 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.65%) C#
6 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (36.21%) ISTQB
2 51 (20.99%) Degree
3 33 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (4.94%) PMI Certification
4 12 (4.94%) PMP
5 8 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.23%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (18.52%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) SLA
3 3 (1.23%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.82%) Basel II
5 1 (0.41%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.35%) SCVMM
3 8 (3.29%) NetBackup
3 8 (3.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (3.29%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (3.29%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.70%) Oracle
3 25 (10.29%) HP
4 20 (8.23%) IBM
5 13 (5.35%) VMware
6 12 (4.94%) BMC
6 12 (4.94%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.94%) Cisco
6 12 (4.94%) Citrix
6 12 (4.94%) EMC
6 12 (4.94%) Juniper
6 12 (4.94%) NetApp
7 8 (3.29%) CA
7 8 (3.29%) Sun
7 8 (3.29%) Veritas
8 4 (1.65%) Cadence
9 1 (0.41%) Niku
9 1 (0.41%) Trayport
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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