The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 210 204 188
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 16 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.11% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.34% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 18
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
iSeries
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1793 1743 2010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.53% 32.44% 36.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1420 1416 1725
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,650 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing iSeries across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

iSeries
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing iSeries across the West Midlands region.

iSeries Salary Trend in the West Midlands

iSeries
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing iSeries across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

iSeries Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

iSeries
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 iSeries within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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 +12 11 £40,000 -
Coventry -5 5 £27,500 -28.10%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing iSeries 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 iSeries.

1 14 (50.00%) AS400
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) IBM
3 11 (39.29%) RPG
3 11 (39.29%) ITIL
4 10 (35.71%) JD Edwards
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
5 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
6 8 (28.57%) Synon Analyst Programmer
6 8 (28.57%) Synon
6 8 (28.57%) Oracle
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) Retail
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
10 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
10 3 (10.71%) MS Office
11 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
11 2 (7.14%) Veeam
11 2 (7.14%) vSphere
11 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
11 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
11 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
11 2 (7.14%) VMware

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing iSeries 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 iSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Lawson
2 1 (3.57%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Synon
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst Programmer
2 9 (32.14%) Programmer
3 7 (25.00%) RPG Programmer
3 7 (25.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.71%) PC Support
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Manager
6 2 (7.14%) AS400 Operator
6 2 (7.14%) Java Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) IT Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Synon Analyst Programmer
2 2 (7.14%) ODBC
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) AS400
2 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) OS/400
5 1 (3.57%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) SDLC
4 1 (3.57%) Server Building
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) RPG
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (7.14%) MCITP
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) IBM
2 10 (35.71%) JD Edwards
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Veeam
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) SAP