The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 237 210
Rank change year-on-year +28 -27  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.57% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.25% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £31,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.23% -33.15%  

VMS is in the operating system 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 operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 981 1221 1217
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.42% 19.81% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1037 1045
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the West Midlands

VMS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for VMS in the West Midlands

VMS
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 VMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Birmingham +18 1 £35,000 +27.27%
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) SAP SCM
1 4 (80.00%) Automotive
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (20.00%) CAD
2 1 (20.00%) CCTV
2 1 (20.00%) Misys Midas
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence

VMS
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:

Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SAP SCM
1 4 (80.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (20.00%) Misys Midas
General
1 4 (80.00%) Automotive
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) SAP Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) SAP SD Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CCTV
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) CAD
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SAP