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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 126 104
Rank change year-on-year +14 -22  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 96 125 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.06% 2.03% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.91% 7.44% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 79 82 86
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £60,000 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +9.58% -5.19%  

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 1078 1679 1332
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.09% 27.31% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 835 1277 1059
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +9 49 £36,500 -2.66% 8
Staffordshire +23 13 £36,750 +6.52% 2
Warwickshire +22 13 £34,500 -42.50% 2
Shropshire +5 9 £36,500 -18.88%
Coventry +11 6 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Worcestershire -10 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Walsall +14 1 £42,500 +30.76% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 86 (40.19%) ISTQB
2 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (30.84%) Finance
4 61 (28.50%) SQL
5 57 (26.64%) Test Scripting
6 51 (23.83%) QA
7 49 (22.90%) MS Excel
8 47 (21.96%) Business Analysis
9 44 (20.56%) SDLC
10 41 (19.16%) Degree
10 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
10 41 (19.16%) PRINCE2
11 40 (18.69%) Software Testing
11 40 (18.69%) Line Management
12 39 (18.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 39 (18.22%) ITIL
13 38 (17.76%) Oracle
14 36 (16.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (16.36%) Project Management
16 32 (14.95%) Selenium
16 32 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (14.02%) Computer Science
17 30 (14.02%) Retail
17 30 (14.02%) TOGAF
17 30 (14.02%) SQL Server
18 29 (13.55%) CRM
18 29 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (13.55%) Data Centre
19 28 (13.08%) Software Engineering
19 28 (13.08%) Technical Architecture

ISEB
Top Related 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 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.87%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.40%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (22.90%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.54%) MS Office
2 14 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) SAP HCM
1 2 (0.93%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.81%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (9.81%) IaaS
2 21 (9.81%) PaaS
3 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.87%) SMS
2 3 (1.40%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.35%) DB2
2 20 (9.35%) MySQL
3 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) Big Data
6 2 (0.93%) Power BI
6 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.47%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (14.95%) Selenium
2 27 (12.62%) Cucumber
3 17 (7.94%) JIRA
4 15 (7.01%) HP UFT
5 10 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.27%) Bugzilla
6 7 (3.27%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.34%) Gatling
8 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.87%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.87%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.40%) JUnit
9 3 (1.40%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.93%) JMeter
10 2 (0.93%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.47%) Appium
11 1 (0.47%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (30.84%) Finance
2 30 (14.02%) Retail
3 20 (9.35%) Publishing
4 13 (6.07%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.27%) Automotive
5 7 (3.27%) Banking
6 4 (1.87%) Games
7 3 (1.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (56.54%) Analyst
2 61 (28.50%) Test Analyst
3 52 (24.30%) Business Analyst
4 25 (11.68%) Tester
5 23 (10.75%) Architect
6 20 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (8.88%) Test Manager
8 14 (6.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (6.07%) Software Tester
10 12 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.67%) Test Engineer
12 9 (4.21%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (3.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 8 (3.74%) Senior Business Analyst
14 7 (3.27%) Consultant
14 7 (3.27%) QA Analyst
14 7 (3.27%) QA Test Analyst
14 7 (3.27%) Software Analyst
14 7 (3.27%) Test Leader
15 6 (2.80%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.07%) .NET
2 8 (3.74%) XML
3 7 (3.27%) Gherkin
4 4 (1.87%) Flash
4 4 (1.87%) RESTful
5 3 (1.40%) CSS
5 3 (1.40%) HTML
5 3 (1.40%) Web Services
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.47%) Node.js
7 1 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.02%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.55%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (9.35%) CMDB
5 11 (5.14%) Driving Licence
6 9 (4.21%) NHS
7 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.87%) iPhone
8 4 (1.87%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.40%) EPoS
10 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Replication
11 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.14%) Unix
2 10 (4.67%) Windows
3 9 (4.21%) Android
4 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.64%) Test Scripting
3 47 (21.96%) Business Analysis
4 44 (20.56%) SDLC
5 41 (19.16%) PRINCE2
6 40 (18.69%) Line Management
6 40 (18.69%) Software Testing
7 39 (18.22%) ITIL
8 36 (16.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 35 (16.36%) Project Management
10 32 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (14.02%) TOGAF
12 29 (13.55%) CRM
12 29 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (13.08%) Software Engineering
13 28 (13.08%) Technical Architecture
14 25 (11.68%) Automated Testing
14 25 (11.68%) Service Delivery
14 25 (11.68%) Zachman Framework
15 24 (11.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.50%) SQL
2 13 (6.07%) C#
3 12 (5.61%) Java
4 4 (1.87%) C
4 4 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.87%) VB
5 3 (1.40%) Scala
5 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.40%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) PHP
6 2 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 86 (40.19%) ISTQB
2 41 (19.16%) Degree
3 39 (18.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (11.21%) PMI Certification
4 24 (11.21%) PMP
5 16 (7.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (3.27%) IIBA
8 3 (1.40%) PCI QSA
9 2 (0.93%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.93%) HND
9 2 (0.93%) MCSD
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.47%) CITP
10 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.83%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) PMO
2 4 (1.87%) SLA
3 3 (1.40%) GDPR
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (9.81%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.76%) Oracle
3 26 (12.15%) HP
4 22 (10.28%) VMware
5 21 (9.81%) IBM
6 20 (9.35%) BMC
6 20 (9.35%) CheckPoint
6 20 (9.35%) Cisco
6 20 (9.35%) Citrix
6 20 (9.35%) EMC
6 20 (9.35%) Juniper
6 20 (9.35%) NetApp
7 5 (2.34%) SAP
8 4 (1.87%) Cadence
8 4 (1.87%) hybris
8 4 (1.87%) Serena
8 4 (1.87%) webMethods
9 2 (0.93%) Demandware
9 2 (0.93%) Tableau
10 1 (0.47%) Ab Initio
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000. - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago