Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 117 137
Rank change year-on-year -31 +20 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 193 283 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.93% 2.47% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.20% 9.37% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 160 184 174
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.89% +10.00% -13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £48,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 2354 3019 2754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.48% 26.37% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2212 2191
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,975 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -18 93 £42,500 +11.11% 1
Warwickshire -6 28 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Staffordshire +1 19 £26,000 -20.00%
Coventry -10 13 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Wolverhampton 0 7 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Worcestershire -14 7 £37,500 +15.38%
Shropshire -18 3 £40,000 +16.09% 1
Walsall +6 2 - -
Herefordshire -2 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 95 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.34%) ISTQB
3 66 (34.20%) Test Automation
4 57 (29.53%) Degree
5 56 (29.02%) Business Analysis
5 56 (29.02%) Selenium
5 56 (29.02%) Test Scripting
6 55 (28.50%) QA
7 52 (26.94%) Software Testing
8 43 (22.28%) Finance
9 41 (21.24%) JIRA
10 40 (20.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 39 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (18.65%) SQL
13 34 (17.62%) Waterfall
14 32 (16.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (15.03%) PRINCE2
17 27 (13.99%) ITIL
17 27 (13.99%) Scrum
17 27 (13.99%) Test Strategy
18 26 (13.47%) Cucumber
19 24 (12.44%) Java
19 24 (12.44%) Requirements Analysis
20 23 (11.92%) Project Management
21 22 (11.40%) C#
21 22 (11.40%) Microsoft
21 22 (11.40%) Retail
21 22 (11.40%) SDLC
22 19 (9.84%) Presales

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 14 (7.25%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.52%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.66%) IaaS
1 9 (4.66%) PaaS
2 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) Firewall
2 5 (2.59%) Intranet
3 4 (2.07%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.70%) MySQL
3 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.04%) DB2
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (29.02%) Selenium
2 41 (21.24%) JIRA
3 26 (13.47%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.81%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.22%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.70%) Bugzilla
6 11 (5.70%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.66%) TestRail
8 8 (4.15%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.59%) Appium
9 5 (2.59%) JMeter
9 5 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.07%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.07%) JUnit
11 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.04%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.04%) WinRunner
General
1 43 (22.28%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Retail
3 9 (4.66%) Publishing
4 8 (4.15%) Games
5 7 (3.63%) Marketing
6 6 (3.11%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Electronics
7 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.04%) Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (53.37%) Analyst
2 61 (31.61%) Business Analyst
3 37 (19.17%) Test Analyst
4 25 (12.95%) Tester
5 15 (7.77%) Test Leader
6 14 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (7.25%) Software Analyst
7 13 (6.74%) Consultant
7 13 (6.74%) Software Tester
8 11 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) SQL Analyst
9 10 (5.18%) Architect
10 9 (4.66%) Implementation Analyst
10 9 (4.66%) Implementation Consultant
10 9 (4.66%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 9 (4.66%) Software Consultant
10 9 (4.66%) Software Implementation Consultant
10 9 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.66%) Transition Manager
11 8 (4.15%) UAT Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.84%) XML
2 12 (6.22%) SOAP
3 11 (5.70%) JSON
4 10 (5.18%) REST
5 8 (4.15%) CSS
5 8 (4.15%) HTML
6 7 (3.63%) .NET
7 5 (2.59%) Web Services
8 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.04%) XSL
10 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.77%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.15%) CMDB
6 6 (3.11%) SCADA
6 6 (3.11%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.59%) EPoS
8 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.04%) Replication
10 2 (1.04%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.52%) Fintech
11 1 (0.52%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.33%) Windows
2 11 (5.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (34.20%) Test Automation
3 56 (29.02%) Business Analysis
3 56 (29.02%) Test Scripting
4 52 (26.94%) Software Testing
5 34 (17.62%) Waterfall
6 32 (16.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (15.03%) PRINCE2
9 27 (13.99%) ITIL
9 27 (13.99%) Scrum
9 27 (13.99%) Test Strategy
10 24 (12.44%) Requirements Analysis
11 23 (11.92%) Project Management
12 22 (11.40%) SDLC
13 19 (9.84%) Presales
14 17 (8.81%) Service Management
15 16 (8.29%) E-Commerce
16 15 (7.77%) Regression Testing
16 15 (7.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.65%) SQL
2 24 (12.44%) Java
3 22 (11.40%) C#
4 10 (5.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.59%) Ruby
6 2 (1.04%) Groovy
6 2 (1.04%) Python
6 2 (1.04%) Scala
7 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (38.34%) ISTQB
2 57 (29.53%) Degree
3 40 (20.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (7.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (5.18%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.66%) CISSP
6 9 (4.66%) IIBA
7 8 (4.15%) PMI Certification
7 8 (4.15%) PMP
8 7 (3.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.11%) CEH
9 6 (3.11%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (3.11%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (28.50%) QA
2 7 (3.63%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.11%) GPG13
3 6 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (11.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.74%) Oracle
3 9 (4.66%) Citrix
3 9 (4.66%) EMC
3 9 (4.66%) NetApp
3 9 (4.66%) VMware
4 8 (4.15%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.11%) HP
6 3 (1.55%) BMC
6 3 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.04%) Cisco
7 2 (1.04%) IBM
7 2 (1.04%) Juniper
7 2 (1.04%) New Relic
7 2 (1.04%) Pega
7 2 (1.04%) webMethods
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) MKS
8 1 (0.52%) SAP