Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 150 122
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 188 204 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.03% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.36% 8.54% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 105 173 180
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,250 £48,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,556 2,390 3,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.94% 23.83% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,635 1,916 2,488
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
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 ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Birmingham -11 98 £40,000 - 4
Warwickshire +23 33 £40,000 -0.62% 3
Coventry +5 19 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Staffordshire -3 15 £32,500 -10.96% 6
Shropshire +20 8 £52,500 +43.84% 3
Herefordshire - 6 £50,000 - 2
Worcestershire +17 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Walsall +2 3 £37,500 -5.06%
Wolverhampton -16 1 £50,000 +51.52% 1
Solihull - 1 £39,000 - 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 79 (42.02%) ITIL
2 65 (34.57%) Test Automation
3 59 (31.38%) Finance
4 56 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (26.60%) Data Centre
6 48 (25.53%) PRINCE2
7 43 (22.87%) ISTQB
8 39 (20.74%) Degree
8 39 (20.74%) Service Management
8 39 (20.74%) Service Delivery
8 39 (20.74%) Presales
9 38 (20.21%) Selenium
10 37 (19.68%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (19.15%) QA
12 35 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (18.09%) Software Testing
14 33 (17.55%) Due Diligence
15 32 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (16.49%) C#
17 30 (15.96%) Project Management
17 30 (15.96%) Information Security
18 29 (15.43%) Line Management
19 28 (14.89%) CISSP
20 27 (14.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 27 (14.36%) Test Strategy
21 26 (13.83%) TOGAF
21 26 (13.83%) Test Scripting
21 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
22 25 (13.30%) Data Protection
23 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure

ISEB
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 5 (2.66%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.13%) Confluence
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.06%) CMS
4 2 (1.06%) Drupal
4 2 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (10.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.13%) Chatbot
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Magento
1 2 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.70%) IaaS
1 22 (11.70%) PaaS
2 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.66%) Office 365
4 3 (1.60%) BrowserStack
4 3 (1.60%) GitHub
5 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.06%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.04%) Firewall
2 14 (7.45%) Cisco IPT
3 13 (6.91%) SMS
4 4 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.66%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.13%) Big Data
4 4 (2.13%) Power BI
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (20.21%) Selenium
2 22 (11.70%) JIRA
3 13 (6.91%) SpecFlow
4 12 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 7 (3.72%) Bugzilla
5 7 (3.72%) Robot Framework
6 6 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.66%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.66%) Ranorex
7 5 (2.66%) Toad
8 4 (2.13%) Subversion
9 3 (1.60%) Appium
9 3 (1.60%) Maven
9 3 (1.60%) Robotium
9 3 (1.60%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.60%) TestNG
9 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.06%) WATIR
General
1 59 (31.38%) Finance
2 21 (11.17%) Publishing
3 17 (9.04%) Law
4 13 (6.91%) Retail
5 11 (5.85%) Legal
6 5 (2.66%) Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Billing
7 3 (1.60%) Games
8 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (39.89%) Analyst
2 48 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 23 (12.23%) Architect
4 20 (10.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 18 (9.57%) Service Manager
5 18 (9.57%) Transition Manager
6 17 (9.04%) Delivery Manager
6 17 (9.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 17 (9.04%) Services Delivery Manager
6 17 (9.04%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (8.51%) Software Analyst
7 16 (8.51%) Tester
8 13 (6.91%) Business Analyst
9 12 (6.38%) Software Tester
10 10 (5.32%) Test Engineer
11 9 (4.79%) Security Manager
11 9 (4.79%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 9 (4.79%) Technical Manager
11 9 (4.79%) Technical Service Delivery Manager
11 9 (4.79%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.64%) .NET
2 9 (4.79%) JSON
3 8 (4.26%) XML
4 7 (3.72%) Flash
5 5 (2.66%) XSL
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.60%) Data Centre
2 35 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (12.23%) Computer Science
3 23 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (11.17%) CMDB
5 20 (10.64%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.60%) Fintech
8 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.06%) Online Games
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) EPoS
9 1 (0.53%) PMI
9 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.64%) Windows
2 7 (3.72%) Unix
3 3 (1.60%) Linux
3 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (42.02%) ITIL
2 65 (34.57%) Test Automation
3 56 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (25.53%) PRINCE2
5 39 (20.74%) Presales
5 39 (20.74%) Service Delivery
5 39 (20.74%) Service Management
6 37 (19.68%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (18.09%) Software Testing
8 33 (17.55%) Due Diligence
9 32 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (15.96%) Information Security
10 30 (15.96%) Project Management
11 29 (15.43%) Line Management
12 27 (14.36%) Test Strategy
13 26 (13.83%) Test Scripting
13 26 (13.83%) TOGAF
14 25 (13.30%) Data Protection
15 24 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.49%) C#
2 18 (9.57%) SQL
3 15 (7.98%) Java
4 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.13%) Python
6 3 (1.60%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) ISTQB
2 39 (20.74%) Degree
3 28 (14.89%) CISSP
4 22 (11.70%) PMI Certification
4 22 (11.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 21 (11.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (11.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 21 (11.17%) PMP
6 17 (9.04%) CEH
6 17 (9.04%) CompTIA Security+
7 11 (5.85%) CISM
8 10 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (4.26%) CRISC
10 5 (2.66%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.60%) APMP
12 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.15%) QA
2 27 (14.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (12.23%) GDPR
4 17 (9.04%) GPG13
4 17 (9.04%) SLA
5 10 (5.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) HP ALM
1 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) SCCM
2 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (12.77%) VMware
2 21 (11.17%) Citrix
2 21 (11.17%) EMC
2 21 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.17%) NetApp
3 20 (10.64%) CheckPoint
4 10 (5.32%) Oracle
5 7 (3.72%) Cadence
6 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.66%) webMethods
8 4 (2.13%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.13%) Dell
8 4 (2.13%) IBM
8 4 (2.13%) Tableau
8 4 (2.13%) Veritas
9 3 (1.60%) Google
9 3 (1.60%) HP
9 3 (1.60%) Veeam
10 2 (1.06%) Adobe
11 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com