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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 109 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 128 143 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 2.69% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 9.68% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 120 111 123
Average salary £35,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1609 1478 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.99% 27.79% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1249 1092
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 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 24 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 -25 48 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Staffordshire +5 26 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Coventry -13 21 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Walsall -2 8 £39,000 -7.69%
Warwickshire -1 6 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Worcestershire -5 5 £45,000 +114.28% 1
Wolverhampton -7 1 £33,000 -19.51%
Solihull -11 1 £36,500 +46.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 81 (32.02%) SQL
2 66 (26.09%) QA
3 61 (24.11%) Finance
4 59 (23.32%) Test Scripting
5 58 (22.92%) ISTQB
5 58 (22.92%) Degree
6 57 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (20.55%) Project Management
8 51 (20.16%) ITIL
9 49 (19.37%) Software Testing
10 48 (18.97%) Business Analysis
11 42 (16.60%) PRINCE2
12 39 (15.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (15.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (13.04%) Manual Testing
16 29 (11.46%) Transition Management
17 28 (11.07%) Service Management
18 27 (10.67%) ITSM
18 27 (10.67%) Scrum
18 27 (10.67%) Automated Testing
19 24 (9.49%) Waterfall
19 24 (9.49%) UNIX
19 24 (9.49%) UML
20 23 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (9.09%) Business Development
21 22 (8.70%) Law
21 22 (8.70%) SQL Server
22 21 (8.30%) Use Case

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 7 (2.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Servitor
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) TETRA
1 6 (2.37%) 4G
2 4 (1.58%) SAN
2 4 (1.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.58%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (1.19%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.77%) Selenium
4 6 (2.37%) TestComplete
5 5 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.58%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.79%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.79%) JIRA
9 1 (0.40%) JUnit
9 1 (0.40%) MSTest
9 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (24.11%) Finance
2 22 (8.70%) Law
3 14 (5.53%) Retail
4 9 (3.56%) Banking
5 8 (3.16%) Back Office
6 7 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.77%) Billing
7 2 (0.79%) Local Government
7 2 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (57.71%) Analyst
2 69 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 67 (26.48%) Business Analyst
4 62 (24.51%) Tester
5 29 (11.46%) Transition Manager
6 27 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (9.09%) Senior Manager
8 22 (8.70%) Test Manager
9 21 (8.30%) Software Tester
10 18 (7.11%) Senior Business Analyst
11 16 (6.32%) Architect
11 16 (6.32%) Service Manager
11 16 (6.32%) Service Transition Manager
12 15 (5.93%) Senior Tester
12 15 (5.93%) Systems Analyst
13 14 (5.53%) Software Test Analyst
13 14 (5.53%) Test Leader
14 13 (5.14%) Senior Service Manager
14 13 (5.14%) Systems Test Analyst
15 12 (4.74%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.32%) HTML
2 11 (4.35%) .NET
2 11 (4.35%) XML
3 7 (2.77%) Web Services
4 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.79%) XSD
6 1 (0.40%) COM
6 1 (0.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.37%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.40%) Statistics
6 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.40%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.49%) UNIX
2 19 (7.51%) Windows
3 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.32%) Test Scripting
2 57 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.55%) Project Management
4 51 (20.16%) ITIL
5 49 (19.37%) Software Testing
6 48 (18.97%) Business Analysis
7 42 (16.60%) PRINCE2
8 39 (15.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (15.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (13.04%) Manual Testing
11 29 (11.46%) Transition Management
12 28 (11.07%) Service Management
13 27 (10.67%) Scrum
13 27 (10.67%) ITSM
13 27 (10.67%) Automated Testing
14 24 (9.49%) UML
14 24 (9.49%) Waterfall
15 23 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (9.09%) Business Development
16 21 (8.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.02%) SQL
2 13 (5.14%) Java
3 12 (4.74%) C#
4 11 (4.35%) C++
5 9 (3.56%) VB
6 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.19%) VBScript
7 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (22.92%) ISTQB
1 58 (22.92%) Degree
2 37 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (8.30%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.93%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.98%) CBAP
6 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.79%) HND
6 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ACCA
7 1 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (7.91%) Oracle
1 20 (7.91%) HP
2 16 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.53%) Cisco
4 8 (3.16%) Citrix
4 8 (3.16%) VMware
5 5 (1.98%) IBM
5 5 (1.98%) SAP
6 4 (1.58%) Cognos
6 4 (1.58%) Juniper
6 4 (1.58%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.58%) Symantec
6 4 (1.58%) EMC
6 4 (1.58%) Netezza
7 2 (0.79%) Telerik
7 2 (0.79%) Capita
West Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits+flexitime
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago