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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 100 94 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 137 137 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 2.62% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.62% 10.26% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 124 111 146
Average salary £35,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.12% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1589 1335 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.69% 25.55% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1128 1239
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £27,600
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 28 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 28 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 -19 55 £41,750 +9.15% 4
Staffordshire +8 25 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire +4 12 £32,500 -18.75%
Walsall -3 11 £41,500 -1.19%
Coventry -22 11 £31,500 -21.25%
Worcestershire +13 9 £45,000 +76.47% 3
Wolverhampton -4 3 £33,000 -21.42%
Solihull -5 2 £30,750 -
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 £30,000 -14.28% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 72 (28.02%) Finance
1 72 (28.02%) SQL
2 69 (26.85%) ISTQB
3 67 (26.07%) QA
4 64 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (24.12%) Degree
6 59 (22.96%) Business Analysis
7 54 (21.01%) Test Scripting
8 45 (17.51%) Project Management
9 42 (16.34%) Software Testing
10 40 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 39 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (15.18%) ITIL
12 38 (14.79%) PRINCE2
13 35 (13.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (12.45%) Scrum
15 31 (12.06%) Manual Testing
16 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (10.51%) Security Cleared
18 26 (10.12%) Automated Testing
19 23 (8.95%) Use Case
20 22 (8.56%) Waterfall
20 22 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
20 22 (8.56%) UML
20 22 (8.56%) SQL Server
21 21 (8.17%) BPMN
22 19 (7.39%) Transition Management
23 18 (7.00%) HP Quality Center
23 18 (7.00%) Service Management
23 18 (7.00%) ITSM

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.06%) MS Excel
1 13 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Servitor
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.67%) TETRA
2 11 (4.28%) 4G
3 5 (1.95%) NAS
3 5 (1.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 14 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (3.89%) Selenium
3 6 (2.33%) TestComplete
4 5 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.56%) MSTest
6 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.17%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.39%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 72 (28.02%) Finance
2 17 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.23%) Retail
4 13 (5.06%) Law
5 12 (4.67%) Banking
6 9 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.72%) Billing
8 6 (2.33%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 162 (63.04%) Analyst
2 83 (32.30%) Business Analyst
3 65 (25.29%) Test Analyst
4 59 (22.96%) Tester
5 28 (10.89%) Senior Analyst
6 21 (8.17%) Software Tester
6 21 (8.17%) Test Manager
7 19 (7.39%) Transition Manager
8 18 (7.00%) Senior Business Analyst
9 16 (6.23%) Senior Tester
9 16 (6.23%) Architect
10 15 (5.84%) Test Leader
11 14 (5.45%) QA Analyst
12 13 (5.06%) Software Test Analyst
12 13 (5.06%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (4.67%) Senior Manager
13 12 (4.67%) Service Manager
13 12 (4.67%) Service Transition Manager
14 11 (4.28%) Business Architect
14 11 (4.28%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.61%) .NET
2 12 (4.67%) XML
2 12 (4.67%) HTML
3 7 (2.72%) Web Services
4 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.78%) XSD
6 1 (0.39%) WinForms
6 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.39%) COM
6 1 (0.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.17%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.78%) Open Source
7 1 (0.39%) AS400
7 1 (0.39%) Statistics
7 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.00%) UNIX
2 14 (5.45%) Windows
3 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (22.96%) Business Analysis
3 54 (21.01%) Test Scripting
4 45 (17.51%) Project Management
5 42 (16.34%) Software Testing
6 39 (15.18%) ITIL
6 39 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (14.79%) PRINCE2
8 35 (13.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (12.45%) Scrum
10 31 (12.06%) Manual Testing
11 26 (10.12%) Automated Testing
12 23 (8.95%) Use Case
13 22 (8.56%) UML
13 22 (8.56%) Waterfall
13 22 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (8.17%) BPMN
15 19 (7.39%) Transition Management
16 18 (7.00%) Service Management
16 18 (7.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.02%) SQL
2 15 (5.84%) C#
3 11 (4.28%) C++
3 11 (4.28%) Java
4 6 (2.33%) VB
5 5 (1.95%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.78%) VBScript
7 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (26.85%) ISTQB
2 62 (24.12%) Degree
3 40 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (10.51%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (3.50%) CBAP
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.39%) CCNA
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.39%) ACCA
8 1 (0.39%) CIMA
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (26.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (7.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (7.00%) HP
2 17 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.84%) Oracle
3 15 (5.84%) Cisco
4 9 (3.50%) Citrix
4 9 (3.50%) VMware
5 7 (2.72%) SAP
6 6 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.95%) Juniper
7 5 (1.95%) EMC
8 4 (1.56%) IBM
8 4 (1.56%) Symantec
9 3 (1.17%) Telerik
10 2 (0.78%) Capita
10 2 (0.78%) Netezza
10 2 (0.78%) Cognos
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits+flexitime
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k + pkg
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Comprehensive package
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Dependant upon experience + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, medical
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 24 days ago