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

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 95 89 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 135 140 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 2.66% 3.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.56% 10.28% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 122 113 147
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £52,500 £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
1578 1362 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.97% 25.89% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1153 1181
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 November 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 November 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 53 £42,500 +7.59% 5
Staffordshire +3 23 £35,000 -16.66%
Warwickshire +3 12 £32,500 -18.75%
Walsall -1 12 £41,500 -1.19%
Coventry -21 12 £34,500 -13.75%
Worcestershire +12 9 £45,000 +76.47% 3
Wolverhampton -5 3 £33,000 -21.42%
Solihull -8 2 £30,750 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £30,000 -4.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 74 (28.46%) SQL
2 72 (27.69%) Finance
3 68 (26.15%) ISTQB
4 67 (25.77%) QA
5 63 (24.23%) Degree
6 62 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (22.31%) Business Analysis
8 55 (21.15%) Test Scripting
9 46 (17.69%) Project Management
10 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
11 41 (15.77%) ITIL
12 40 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 38 (14.62%) PRINCE2
14 36 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (12.31%) Manual Testing
15 32 (12.31%) Scrum
16 30 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (10.77%) Security Cleared
18 26 (10.00%) Automated Testing
19 24 (9.23%) Use Case
20 23 (8.85%) Waterfall
20 23 (8.85%) UML
20 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
21 22 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
21 22 (8.46%) BPMN
22 20 (7.69%) UNIX
23 19 (7.31%) Transition Management
24 18 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
24 18 (6.92%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 13 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Servitor
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.62%) TETRA
2 11 (4.23%) 4G
3 5 (1.92%) NAS
3 5 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 14 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (3.85%) Selenium
4 6 (2.31%) TestComplete
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.54%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.54%) MSTest
7 3 (1.15%) JIRA
8 2 (0.77%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.38%) JUnit
General
1 72 (27.69%) Finance
2 16 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.15%) Retail
3 13 (5.00%) Law
4 12 (4.62%) Banking
5 8 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.69%) Billing
7 5 (1.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Local Government
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 163 (62.69%) Analyst
2 84 (32.31%) Business Analyst
3 67 (25.77%) Test Analyst
4 60 (23.08%) Tester
5 29 (11.15%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (8.46%) Test Manager
7 21 (8.08%) Software Tester
8 19 (7.31%) Senior Business Analyst
8 19 (7.31%) Transition Manager
9 17 (6.54%) Architect
10 16 (6.15%) Senior Tester
11 15 (5.77%) Test Leader
12 14 (5.38%) Systems Analyst
13 13 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
13 13 (5.00%) QA Analyst
14 12 (4.62%) Systems Test Analyst
14 12 (4.62%) Senior Architect
14 12 (4.62%) Senior Manager
14 12 (4.62%) Business Architect
14 12 (4.62%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.54%) .NET
2 13 (5.00%) HTML
3 12 (4.62%) XML
4 7 (2.69%) Web Services
5 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.77%) XSD
7 1 (0.38%) WinForms
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.31%) Smart Meter
4 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.77%) Open Source
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.38%) AS400
7 1 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.69%) UNIX
2 15 (5.77%) Windows
3 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (22.31%) Business Analysis
3 55 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 46 (17.69%) Project Management
5 42 (16.15%) Software Testing
6 41 (15.77%) ITIL
7 40 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (14.62%) PRINCE2
9 36 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (12.31%) Manual Testing
10 32 (12.31%) Scrum
11 26 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 24 (9.23%) Use Case
13 23 (8.85%) UML
13 23 (8.85%) Waterfall
14 22 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (8.46%) BPMN
15 19 (7.31%) Transition Management
16 18 (6.92%) Service Management
16 18 (6.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.46%) SQL
2 15 (5.77%) C#
3 11 (4.23%) C++
3 11 (4.23%) Java
4 7 (2.69%) VB
5 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.77%) VBScript
7 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (26.15%) ISTQB
2 63 (24.23%) Degree
3 40 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (10.77%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.15%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (3.46%) CBAP
8 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) HND
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ACCA
9 1 (0.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (25.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (6.92%) Microsoft
1 18 (6.92%) HP
2 17 (6.54%) Oracle
3 15 (5.77%) Cisco
4 9 (3.46%) Citrix
4 9 (3.46%) VMware
5 6 (2.31%) CheckPoint
5 6 (2.31%) SAP
6 5 (1.92%) Juniper
6 5 (1.92%) EMC
7 4 (1.54%) IBM
7 4 (1.54%) Symantec
8 3 (1.15%) Telerik
8 3 (1.15%) Netezza
8 3 (1.15%) Cognos
9 2 (0.77%) Capita
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Comprehensive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Dependant upon experience + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, medical
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 20 days ago