The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 175 158 142
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Permanent jobs citing Six Sigma 43 53 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.95% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.23% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 18
Average salary £95,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,564 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.47% -5.41%
Six Sigma
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4240 4305 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.59% 77.43% 74.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3643 3031
Average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Six Sigma Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Six Sigma Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
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 Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Birmingham +5 24 £95,000 +90.00% 1
Warwickshire +20 10 £43,000 -40.68%
Coventry +1 4 £72,500 +61.11%
Staffordshire -12 3 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma.

1 51 (59.30%) Finance
2 33 (38.37%) Retail
3 32 (37.21%) Business Development
3 32 (37.21%) German Language
3 32 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
3 32 (37.21%) Back Office
3 32 (37.21%) Benchmarking
4 31 (36.05%) PRINCE2
5 21 (24.42%) Lean Six Sigma
6 16 (18.60%) Project Management
7 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (15.12%) Performance Management
9 12 (13.95%) Business Analysis
9 12 (13.95%) Process Improvement
10 11 (12.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 10 (11.63%) Degree
11 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (11.63%) PRINCE
12 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
12 6 (6.98%) Change Management
12 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
13 5 (5.81%) ITIL
13 5 (5.81%) QA
13 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
14 4 (4.65%) Project Planning
14 4 (4.65%) Resource Management
14 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
15 3 (3.49%) Quality Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Six Sigma 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 Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.49%) Stata
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) VLAN
1 2 (2.33%) Network Security
1 2 (2.33%) LAN
1 2 (2.33%) VoIP
1 2 (2.33%) WLAN
1 2 (2.33%) WAN
1 2 (2.33%) VPN
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
1 2 (2.33%) DMZ
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 51 (59.30%) Finance
2 33 (38.37%) Retail
3 32 (37.21%) German Language
3 32 (37.21%) Back Office
4 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.95%) Analyst
3 4 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
3 4 (4.65%) Head of IT
3 4 (4.65%) Head of Project Management
3 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
3 4 (4.65%) Senior Manager
3 4 (4.65%) Process Analyst
4 3 (3.49%) Graduate
4 3 (3.49%) Process Engineer
4 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Security Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (2.33%) Architect
5 2 (2.33%) Operations Manager
6 1 (1.16%) QA Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Mathematics
1 3 (3.49%) Statistics
2 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.16%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Business Development
1 32 (37.21%) Benchmarking
2 31 (36.05%) PRINCE2
3 21 (24.42%) Lean Six Sigma
4 16 (18.60%) Project Management
5 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (15.12%) Performance Management
7 12 (13.95%) Business Analysis
7 12 (13.95%) Process Improvement
8 10 (11.63%) PRINCE
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.81%) ITIL
10 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.65%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.65%) Resource Management
12 3 (3.49%) Quality Management
12 3 (3.49%) BPR
12 3 (3.49%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.49%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) SC Cleared
1 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 10 (11.63%) Degree
3 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (2.33%) MCSE
5 2 (2.33%) CCIE
5 2 (2.33%) CCNP
5 2 (2.33%) CCNA
5 2 (2.33%) ISEB
5 2 (2.33%) CISSP
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.33%) MBA
6 1 (1.16%) CIMA
6 1 (1.16%) ACCA
6 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco
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