The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 226 203
Rank change year-on-year +1 -23  
Permanent jobs citing GIS 7 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.21% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.45% 0.81% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 20
Median salary £40,000 £24,750 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.61% -61.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.22% -8.82%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1553 1611 1763
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.11% 26.18% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1330 1535
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing GIS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for GIS in the West Midlands

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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 GIS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 6 £40,000 +61.61%
Shropshire - 1 - -
GIS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GIS.

1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 13 (43.33%) Project Management
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (30.00%) Marketing
6 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (26.67%) Degree
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
6 8 (26.67%) Migration
6 8 (26.67%) CSS
6 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 8 (26.67%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) C#
6 8 (26.67%) HTML
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (26.67%) PHP
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (26.67%) ArcGIS
6 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (16.67%) Remote Sensing
8 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 5 (16.67%) Statistics
9 4 (13.33%) Physics
9 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
10 3 (10.00%) SAP

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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 8 (26.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) QGIS
3 2 (6.67%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.33%) Geospatial Data
General
1 9 (30.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Consultant
2 11 (36.67%) GIS Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
5 5 (16.67%) GIS Technician
6 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Implementation Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
1 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
1 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 8 (26.67%) CSS
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
1 8 (26.67%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Social Media
3 1 (3.33%) LLPG
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 13 (43.33%) Project Management
3 8 (26.67%) Migration
3 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 5 (16.67%) Remote Sensing
5 5 (16.67%) Statistics
6 4 (13.33%) Physics
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Acquisition
9 1 (3.33%) CAD
9 1 (3.33%) CRM
9 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
9 1 (3.33%) ETL
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) BS7666
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) ESRI
4 1 (3.33%) Mapinfo