The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Metering
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 197 225
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28  
Permanent jobs citing Smart Meter 7 50 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.80% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 2.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 43 3
Median salary £50,750 £57,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.73% +64.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -30.43% -  

Smart Meter is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1804 2329 1829
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.77% 37.31% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1683 1562
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
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 Smart Meter within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +16 6 £50,750 +1.50%
Solihull -28 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Smart Meter 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 Smart Meter.

1 17 (60.71%) Billing
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) CRM
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 10 (35.71%) Python
5 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 9 (32.14%) HTML
5 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 9 (32.14%) Ruby
5 9 (32.14%) Project Management
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
5 9 (32.14%) CentOS
5 9 (32.14%) RESTful
5 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
5 9 (32.14%) Docker
5 9 (32.14%) DevOps
5 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (32.14%) Software Delivery
5 9 (32.14%) Microservices
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (25.00%) PMO
7 6 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 6 (21.43%) Retail
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Smart Meter
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:

Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.57%) DTS
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (60.71%) Billing
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) PMO Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Smart Metering Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
1 9 (32.14%) RESTful
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (7.14%) HornetQ
3 2 (7.14%) JMS
3 2 (7.14%) Kafka
4 1 (3.57%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) CentOS
2 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) CRM
3 9 (32.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (32.14%) DevOps
3 9 (32.14%) Microservices
3 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Software Delivery
4 6 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Coaching
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.14%) Kanban
8 2 (7.14%) Line Management
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 9 (32.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) Groovy
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Consul
1 2 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) Mesos
1 2 (7.14%) Nagios
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
1 2 (7.14%) StatsD
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) New Relic
1 2 (7.14%) VMware