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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage Line 500
Rank 209 - 198
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 7 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.53% - 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Average salary £45,000 - £33,500
90% offered a salary of more than £44,800 - £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,300 - £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -1.19%
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
459 467 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.57% 9.62% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 366 352 351
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
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
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 Line 500 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Staffordshire - 7 £45,000 -
Line 500
England

Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 11 (100.00%) Sage
2 10 (90.91%) VB
2 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 10 (90.91%) CRM
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (81.82%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) HTML
3 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
3 9 (81.82%) VBA
3 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 9 (81.82%) XML
3 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (81.82%) Infragistics
3 9 (81.82%) NetAdvantage
3 9 (81.82%) Workflow
3 9 (81.82%) WinForms
3 9 (81.82%) VB6
3 9 (81.82%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (81.82%) WPF
3 9 (81.82%) WF
3 9 (81.82%) Silverlight
3 9 (81.82%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
1 9 (81.82%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (81.82%) LLBLGen Pro
3 9 (81.82%) NetAdvantage
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Software Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Lead Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
1 9 (81.82%) XML
1 9 (81.82%) WinForms
1 9 (81.82%) WPF
1 9 (81.82%) WF
1 9 (81.82%) Silverlight
1 9 (81.82%) LINQ
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) CRM
2 9 (81.82%) Workflow
3 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) VB
3 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
3 9 (81.82%) VBA
3 9 (81.82%) VB6
3 9 (81.82%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Sage
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) Infragistics