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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 108 105
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 106 145 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.05% 2.33% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.53% 8.92% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85 84 100
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,700 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1242 1626 1489
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.01% 26.13% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1173 1150
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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 -6 54 £40,000 - 7
Staffordshire +13 13 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Coventry -10 12 £35,000 +1.44% 4
Warwickshire +1 10 £45,000 +26.76% 2
Shropshire +5 3 £36,500 +5.93%
Dudley - 3 £25,000 -
Wolverhampton +8 1 £33,000 -
Worcestershire -6 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Walsall - 1 £36,500 - 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 85 (42.29%) ISTQB
2 77 (38.31%) Finance
3 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (34.83%) Test Scripting
5 66 (32.84%) Test Automation
6 57 (28.36%) QA
7 55 (27.36%) Business Analysis
8 50 (24.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 49 (24.38%) SQL
10 46 (22.89%) Software Testing
11 40 (19.90%) Degree
12 38 (18.91%) Selenium
13 37 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (17.41%) Retail
15 34 (16.92%) SQL Server
16 31 (15.42%) PRINCE2
16 31 (15.42%) Microsoft
16 31 (15.42%) SDLC
17 30 (14.93%) ITIL
18 29 (14.43%) JIRA
19 27 (13.43%) Oracle
19 27 (13.43%) Line Management
19 27 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (12.44%) User Acceptance Testing
21 24 (11.94%) Manual Testing
21 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
21 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
22 22 (10.95%) Project Management
22 22 (10.95%) Cucumber
23 21 (10.45%) Test Strategy

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 (2.49%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.50%) CMS
2 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.97%) MS Visio
3 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP HCM
1 2 (1.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.47%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (6.47%) IaaS
2 13 (6.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.99%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (1.00%) Intranet
3 1 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.47%) DB2
2 13 (6.47%) MySQL
3 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.48%) Big Data
4 7 (3.48%) Power BI
5 6 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (18.91%) Selenium
2 29 (14.43%) JIRA
3 22 (10.95%) Cucumber
4 9 (4.48%) HP UFT
5 7 (3.48%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.99%) Gatling
6 6 (2.99%) JMeter
7 5 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.49%) TestRail
8 4 (1.99%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.99%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.49%) JUnit
9 3 (1.49%) Rational Rose
10 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.00%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.50%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.50%) Ranorex
General
1 77 (38.31%) Finance
2 35 (17.41%) Retail
3 13 (6.47%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.47%) Publishing
4 6 (2.99%) Automotive
4 6 (2.99%) Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.00%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (64.18%) Analyst
2 58 (28.86%) Test Analyst
3 56 (27.86%) Business Analyst
4 23 (11.44%) Tester
5 16 (7.96%) Architect
5 16 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.97%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (6.97%) Software Analyst
7 13 (6.47%) QA Analyst
8 12 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (5.97%) Software Tester
8 12 (5.97%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.98%) Consultant
9 10 (4.98%) Software Test Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Financial Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Senior Business Analyst
11 8 (3.98%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.98%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (3.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 8 (3.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) .NET
2 5 (2.49%) SOAP
2 5 (2.49%) XML
3 4 (1.99%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.00%) HTML
4 2 (1.00%) J2EE
4 2 (1.00%) RESTful
4 2 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.45%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.97%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.47%) CMDB
5 10 (4.98%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.98%) NHS
6 9 (4.48%) EPoS
7 4 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.99%) iPhone
7 4 (1.99%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.00%) User Experience
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.48%) Android
1 7 (3.48%) Unix
2 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (34.83%) Test Scripting
3 66 (32.84%) Test Automation
4 55 (27.36%) Business Analysis
5 46 (22.89%) Software Testing
6 31 (15.42%) PRINCE2
6 31 (15.42%) SDLC
7 30 (14.93%) ITIL
8 27 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (13.43%) Line Management
9 25 (12.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (11.94%) Manual Testing
11 22 (10.95%) Project Management
12 21 (10.45%) Test Strategy
13 20 (9.95%) TOGAF
14 19 (9.45%) CRM
14 19 (9.45%) IT Strategy
14 19 (9.45%) Software Engineering
15 17 (8.46%) Waterfall
16 15 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.38%) SQL
2 14 (6.97%) Java
3 10 (4.98%) C#
4 9 (4.48%) VB
5 8 (3.98%) Scala
5 8 (3.98%) VBScript
6 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.99%) C
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) Lua
Qualifications
1 85 (42.29%) ISTQB
2 50 (24.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (19.90%) Degree
4 18 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (6.47%) PMI Certification
5 13 (6.47%) PMP
6 11 (5.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (3.48%) IIBA
9 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.49%) PCI QSA
10 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.00%) GNVQ
11 2 (1.00%) HND
11 2 (1.00%) MCSD
11 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CBAP
12 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (28.36%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) GDPR
2 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.00%) COBIT
4 2 (1.00%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.47%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.43%) Oracle
3 15 (7.46%) HP
4 14 (6.97%) VMware
5 13 (6.47%) BMC
5 13 (6.47%) CheckPoint
5 13 (6.47%) Cisco
5 13 (6.47%) Citrix
5 13 (6.47%) EMC
5 13 (6.47%) IBM
5 13 (6.47%) Juniper
5 13 (6.47%) NetApp
6 7 (3.48%) Tableau
7 5 (2.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.00%) Serena
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) Cadence
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Solihull
Ei Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago