The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank - 173 193
Permanent jobs citing Progress 0 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.82% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 13
Average salary - £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +9.58%
Progress
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2496 2331 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.95% 47.46% 50.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2067 1906 2123
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 6 (46.15%) Pair Programming
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) ERP
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) Mitel
4 3 (23.08%) EDIFACT
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) StreamServe
5 2 (15.38%) QAD
5 2 (15.38%) MFGPRO
5 2 (15.38%) HPUX
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) OpenEdge
6 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Subversion

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) OpenEdge
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Progress Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) EDIFACT
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) HPUX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Pair Programming
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
2 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Mitel
2 2 (15.38%) StreamServe
2 2 (15.38%) QAD
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