The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Progress Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 202 191 188
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Progress 11 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.25% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.50% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 4
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,850 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.96%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2696 2824 2467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.99% 50.72% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2229 2351 2075
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,930 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Progress
England

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Progress
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Progress Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Progress
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 Progress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Coventry +7 5 £37,500 -
Birmingham +8 4 £37,500 +3.44% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £31,500 -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 14 (56.00%) OpenEdge
2 9 (36.00%) Progress 4GL
3 7 (28.00%) ERP
4 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (24.00%) HTML
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) Solaris
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (20.00%) CRM
5 5 (20.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) C++
5 5 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) Sybase
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) Perl
5 5 (20.00%) PHP
5 5 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 5 (20.00%) SLA
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Sage
5 5 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Progress 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 Progress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (56.00%) OpenEdge
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
1 4 (16.00%) WebSpeed
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
1 18 (72.00%) Progress Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Progress Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Progress Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) CSS
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) EDI
3 2 (8.00%) SonicMQ
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) EDIFACT
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ERP
2 5 (20.00%) CRM
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) E-business
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C
3 5 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) PHP
3 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Sybase
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) Sage
1 5 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.00%) Informatica
2 1 (4.00%) Capita
2 1 (4.00%) SEEBURGER
2 1 (4.00%) QAD
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