Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Benchmarking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 315 336
Rank change year-on-year +42 +21 -17
Permanent jobs citing Benchmarking 19 19 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.19% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 1
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.46% +30.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £57,200 £85,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.75% -2.86% -22.22%

Benchmarking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,837 9,122 10,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.43% 91.44% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5,986 7,447 8,273
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in the West Midlands

Benchmarking
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Benchmarking in the West Midlands

Benchmarking
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Benchmarking in the West Midlands

Benchmarking
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +17 8 £42,750 -34.23%
Birmingham +6 6 £40,000 -47.71% 2
Solihull -1 3 £53,500 +7.00%
Coventry - 2 £55,000 -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 14 (73.68%) Analytics
2 7 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Process Management
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 6 (31.58%) MySQL
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) OOP
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Prototyping
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (31.58%) Vue.js
3 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (31.58%) Sass
3 6 (31.58%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (31.58%) Dependency Management
3 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 6 (31.58%) OO PHP

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (21.05%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (31.58%) MySQL
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Legal
3 4 (21.05%) Games
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Automotive
5 1 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) PHP Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) IT Procurement Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Category Manager
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Category Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) CSS3
2 6 (31.58%) HTML5
2 6 (31.58%) Laravel
2 6 (31.58%) Sass
2 6 (31.58%) Vue.js
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Analytics
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (31.58%) Dependency Management
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) OO PHP
3 6 (31.58%) OOP
3 6 (31.58%) Process Management
3 6 (31.58%) Prototyping
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Brand Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Market Research
4 4 (21.05%) Revenue Management
5 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (10.53%) Contract Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft