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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 110 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 131 146 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.28% 2.74% 3.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 10.15% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 123 112 127
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
1611 1439 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.01% 27.05% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1376 1216 1101
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -20 49 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Staffordshire +7 28 £35,000 -24.32% 3
Coventry -12 19 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Walsall -3 10 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Warwickshire -2 6 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Worcestershire +2 5 £45,000 +114.28% 1
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Wolverhampton -7 1 £33,000 -19.51%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 78 (31.20%) SQL
2 64 (25.60%) QA
3 63 (25.20%) Finance
4 60 (24.00%) ISTQB
5 59 (23.60%) Test Scripting
6 58 (23.20%) Degree
7 57 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (20.80%) Business Analysis
9 50 (20.00%) Project Management
10 47 (18.80%) ITIL
11 46 (18.40%) Software Testing
12 40 (16.00%) PRINCE2
12 40 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (15.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 36 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (12.80%) Manual Testing
17 27 (10.80%) Scrum
17 27 (10.80%) Automated Testing
18 26 (10.40%) Transition Management
19 25 (10.00%) Waterfall
19 25 (10.00%) Service Management
19 25 (10.00%) UML
20 24 (9.60%) ITSM
21 23 (9.20%) Security Cleared
21 23 (9.20%) Use Case
22 22 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
22 22 (8.80%) UNIX
22 22 (8.80%) SQL Server
23 21 (8.40%) BPMN

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (2.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.00%) Servitor
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) TETRA
1 7 (2.80%) 4G
2 4 (1.60%) SAN
2 4 (1.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (2.40%) Selenium
3 6 (2.40%) TestComplete
4 5 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.20%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.20%) MSTest
6 2 (0.80%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.80%) JIRA
6 2 (0.80%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.40%) JUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (25.20%) Finance
2 19 (7.60%) Law
3 14 (5.60%) Retail
4 9 (3.60%) Banking
5 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.80%) Billing
7 6 (2.40%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Local Government
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 150 (60.00%) Analyst
2 72 (28.80%) Business Analyst
3 68 (27.20%) Test Analyst
4 58 (23.20%) Tester
5 28 (11.20%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (10.40%) Transition Manager
7 22 (8.80%) Test Manager
8 20 (8.00%) Software Tester
9 19 (7.60%) Senior Manager
9 19 (7.60%) Senior Business Analyst
10 16 (6.40%) Architect
11 15 (6.00%) Service Manager
11 15 (6.00%) Senior Tester
11 15 (6.00%) Service Transition Manager
12 14 (5.60%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (5.60%) Test Leader
13 13 (5.20%) Software Test Analyst
14 12 (4.80%) Systems Test Analyst
14 12 (4.80%) Senior Architect
14 12 (4.80%) Senior Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.20%) HTML
1 13 (5.20%) .NET
2 10 (4.00%) XML
3 6 (2.40%) Web Services
4 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.80%) XSD
6 1 (0.40%) WinForms
6 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.40%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.80%) AS400
6 1 (0.40%) Statistics
6 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.40%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.80%) UNIX
2 17 (6.80%) Windows
3 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.60%) Test Scripting
2 57 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.80%) Business Analysis
4 50 (20.00%) Project Management
5 47 (18.80%) ITIL
6 46 (18.40%) Software Testing
7 40 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 40 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (12.80%) Manual Testing
10 27 (10.80%) Automated Testing
10 27 (10.80%) Scrum
11 26 (10.40%) Transition Management
12 25 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 25 (10.00%) UML
12 25 (10.00%) Service Management
13 24 (9.60%) ITSM
14 23 (9.20%) Use Case
15 22 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (8.40%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.20%) SQL
2 12 (4.80%) C#
2 12 (4.80%) Java
3 11 (4.40%) C++
4 8 (3.20%) VB
5 5 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.20%) VBScript
6 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 58 (23.20%) Degree
3 38 (15.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (9.20%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.40%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) CBAP
7 5 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.80%) HND
8 2 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ACCA
9 1 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (25.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (8.00%) HP
2 18 (7.20%) Oracle
3 16 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.60%) Cisco
5 8 (3.20%) Citrix
5 8 (3.20%) VMware
6 5 (2.00%) SAP
7 4 (1.60%) IBM
7 4 (1.60%) Juniper
7 4 (1.60%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.60%) Symantec
7 4 (1.60%) EMC
8 3 (1.20%) Netezza
8 3 (1.20%) Cognos
9 2 (0.80%) Telerik
9 2 (0.80%) Capita
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago