The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage Line 500
Rank - - 203
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.039%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
Line 500
England

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

Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
430 527 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.18% 10.76% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 343 407 544
Average salary £50,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.80% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £30,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Line 500
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 across the West Midlands region.

Line 500 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) CRM
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Sage
1 6 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (83.33%) VB6
2 5 (83.33%) LLBLGen Pro
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (83.33%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) WF
2 5 (83.33%) Silverlight
2 5 (83.33%) LINQ
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Infragistics
2 5 (83.33%) NetAdvantage
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
2 5 (83.33%) WinForms
2 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) VB.NET

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Line 500 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 Line 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (83.33%) LLBLGen Pro
2 5 (83.33%) NetAdvantage
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) WinForms
1 5 (83.33%) WPF
1 5 (83.33%) WF
1 5 (83.33%) Silverlight
1 5 (83.33%) LINQ
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) CRM
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) VB.NET
2 5 (83.33%) VBA
2 5 (83.33%) VB6
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Sage
2 5 (83.33%) Infragistics