The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 182 130 175
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +45
Permanent jobs citing Social Media 40 75 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.41% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 4.26% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 24
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Social Media
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1718 1760 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.89% 33.10% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1479 1200
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Social Media
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Social Media Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Social Media
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Social Media across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Social Media Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Social Media
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 Social Media within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -10 24 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Warwickshire -4 10 £40,000 +45.45%
Solihull -8 1 £34,000 -2.85%
Staffordshire -15 1 £17,500 -22.22%
Stourbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Social Media 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 Social Media.

1 44 (45.36%) HTML
2 39 (40.21%) CSS
3 38 (39.18%) Marketing
4 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (30.93%) MVC
5 30 (30.93%) Git (software)
6 29 (29.90%) TDD
7 25 (25.77%) Facebook
8 24 (24.74%) Scrum
8 24 (24.74%) PHP
9 22 (22.68%) CSS3
9 22 (22.68%) HTML5
10 21 (21.65%) Twitter
11 20 (20.62%) Analytics
11 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
12 18 (18.56%) MySQL
12 18 (18.56%) Web Services
12 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
12 18 (18.56%) WordPress
13 16 (16.49%) WebGL
13 16 (16.49%) MVVM
13 16 (16.49%) SEO
14 15 (15.46%) Google
14 15 (15.46%) CRM
15 14 (14.43%) OO
16 13 (13.40%) Content Management
16 13 (13.40%) Degree
16 13 (13.40%) CMS
16 13 (13.40%) BDD
16 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Social Media 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 Social Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (18.56%) WordPress
2 13 (13.40%) CMS
3 9 (9.28%) Drupal
4 5 (5.15%) Node.js
5 4 (4.12%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) FileNet
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.28%) MS Office
3 6 (6.19%) Photoshop
3 6 (6.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.15%) MS Project
5 3 (3.09%) InDesign
6 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.06%) SPSS
7 1 (1.03%) Fireworks
7 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Magento
2 4 (4.12%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) Intranet
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) MySQL
2 7 (7.22%) Big Data
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.31%) Xcode
3 9 (9.28%) Subversion
4 8 (8.25%) PHPUnit
4 8 (8.25%) Behat
4 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.15%) JIRA
7 3 (3.09%) Hudson
General
1 38 (39.18%) Marketing
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 6 (6.19%) Finance
4 5 (5.15%) Front Office
4 5 (5.15%) Law
4 5 (5.15%) Advertising
4 5 (5.15%) Publishing
4 5 (5.15%) Games
5 2 (2.06%) Automotive
5 2 (2.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.03%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (40.21%) Developer
2 12 (12.37%) PHP Developer
3 10 (10.31%) Designer
3 10 (10.31%) iOS Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Graphic Designer
5 7 (7.22%) Consultant
5 7 (7.22%) Android Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Content Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Account Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Web Designer
6 6 (6.19%) Marketing Executive
7 5 (5.15%) Digital Producer
7 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Management Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.36%) HTML
2 39 (40.21%) CSS
3 22 (22.68%) HTML5
3 22 (22.68%) CSS3
4 18 (18.56%) Web Services
5 16 (16.49%) WebGL
6 11 (11.34%) jQuery
7 10 (10.31%) RESTful
7 10 (10.31%) Symfony
8 8 (8.25%) XHTML
8 8 (8.25%) Yii
9 6 (6.19%) .NET
10 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
10 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.15%) WCF
10 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.09%) LAMP
12 2 (2.06%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (2.06%) JSON
12 2 (2.06%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) User Experience
2 8 (8.25%) Open Source
3 7 (7.22%) Copywriting
4 6 (6.19%) Blog
5 5 (5.15%) BBC
5 5 (5.15%) Graphic Design
6 3 (3.09%) Social Network
6 3 (3.09%) Wiki
6 3 (3.09%) FMCG
6 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.06%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.06%) RIA
7 2 (2.06%) Animation
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) iPhone
8 1 (1.03%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS
2 10 (10.31%) Android
3 5 (5.15%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.93%) MVC
3 29 (29.90%) TDD
4 24 (24.74%) Scrum
5 20 (20.62%) Analytics
6 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
7 16 (16.49%) SEO
7 16 (16.49%) MVVM
8 15 (15.46%) CRM
9 14 (14.43%) OO
10 13 (13.40%) Content Management
10 13 (13.40%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (13.40%) BDD
11 12 (12.37%) iOS Development
12 9 (9.28%) Android Development
13 8 (8.25%) OO PHP
13 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.25%) Web Design
14 7 (7.22%) Business Development
14 7 (7.22%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.74%) PHP
2 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.31%) Objective-C
4 8 (8.25%) Ruby
5 7 (7.22%) C#
5 7 (7.22%) Java
6 4 (4.12%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) PHP5
7 2 (2.06%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) PhD
Vendors
1 25 (25.77%) Facebook
2 21 (21.65%) Twitter
3 15 (15.46%) Google
4 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.28%) Zend
6 8 (8.25%) Adobe
7 5 (5.15%) Apple
7 5 (5.15%) Sony
7 5 (5.15%) Yahoo!
8 3 (3.09%) IBM
9 1 (1.03%) Kofax
9 1 (1.03%) Macromedia
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