The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 41 28 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Permanent jobs citing Retail 94 85 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.21% 5.71% 3.91%
As % of the General category 15.64% 11.99% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 73 65 48
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £80,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Retail
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
601 709 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.33% 47.65% 36.51%
Number of salaries quoted 498 604 445
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Retail
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region.

Retail Salary Trend in Birmingham

Retail
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Retail Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 56 (25.57%) Banking
2 52 (23.74%) Finance
3 47 (21.46%) HTML
4 45 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (18.72%) Project Management
6 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
7 37 (16.89%) Windows
8 36 (16.44%) CSS
8 36 (16.44%) Degree
9 33 (15.07%) CRM
9 33 (15.07%) MVC
10 31 (14.16%) C#
11 30 (13.70%) Microsoft
11 30 (13.70%) Oracle
11 30 (13.70%) E-Commerce
12 28 (12.79%) SQL Server
12 28 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (12.33%) Mentoring
13 27 (12.33%) Security Cleared
13 27 (12.33%) PRINCE2
14 25 (11.42%) SAP
14 25 (11.42%) .NET
15 24 (10.96%) XML
16 22 (10.05%) SQL
16 22 (10.05%) HTML5
17 21 (9.59%) Retail Banking
17 21 (9.59%) jQuery
17 21 (9.59%) SC Cleared
18 20 (9.13%) Web Services
18 20 (9.13%) ERP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.20%) IIS
1 7 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.83%) JBoss
5 3 (1.37%) Apache
5 3 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.20%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.74%) MS Office
4 4 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.83%) SAP HCM
4 3 (1.37%) Magento
4 3 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.91%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.91%) Finacle
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.11%) Internet
2 5 (2.28%) Firewall
2 5 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.28%) VLAN
2 5 (2.28%) VoIP
2 5 (2.28%) DNS
3 4 (1.83%) FTP
3 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.83%) SSL
4 3 (1.37%) ATM
4 3 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.11%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.83%) MySQL
5 4 (1.83%) DB2
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.91%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.91%) RavenDB
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.94%) Ant
3 10 (4.57%) JIRA
3 10 (4.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (1.83%) LSMW
7 3 (1.37%) Subversion
7 3 (1.37%) Maven
7 3 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.37%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.91%) NUnit
8 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.46%) Hudson
9 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
General
1 56 (25.57%) Banking
2 52 (23.74%) Finance
3 21 (9.59%) Retail Banking
4 17 (7.76%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.57%) Marketing
7 8 (3.65%) Billing
8 5 (2.28%) Games
9 4 (1.83%) Legal
9 4 (1.83%) Back Office
10 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 49 (22.37%) Developer
2 40 (18.26%) Consultant
3 38 (17.35%) Analyst
4 31 (14.16%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.31%) Architect
6 14 (6.39%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.39%) Business Consultant
7 12 (5.48%) Junior
8 11 (5.02%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Mobile Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Business Transformation Consultant
9 10 (4.57%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Applications Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.11%) IT Project Manager
11 8 (3.65%) Junior Developer
11 8 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.46%) HTML
2 36 (16.44%) CSS
3 25 (11.42%) .NET
4 24 (10.96%) XML
5 22 (10.05%) HTML5
6 21 (9.59%) jQuery
7 20 (9.13%) Web Services
8 17 (7.76%) ASP.NET
9 14 (6.39%) JSON
9 14 (6.39%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (5.02%) AngularJS
10 11 (5.02%) Silverlight
10 11 (5.02%) Ajax
11 10 (4.57%) WCF
11 10 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (4.57%) PhoneGap
12 9 (4.11%) CSS3
13 8 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (3.65%) LINQ
14 6 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.22%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.31%) Smart Meter
4 14 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.39%) User Experience
5 10 (4.57%) N-Tier
5 10 (4.57%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.83%) FMCG
9 3 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.37%) VAX
9 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.37%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.91%) EPoS
10 2 (0.91%) Blog
10 2 (0.91%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.46%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.46%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.89%) Windows
2 13 (5.94%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.02%) Windows 8
4 10 (4.57%) Android
5 8 (3.65%) UNIX
5 8 (3.65%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.20%) Linux
6 7 (3.20%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.72%) Project Management
3 33 (15.07%) MVC
3 33 (15.07%) CRM
4 30 (13.70%) E-Commerce
5 27 (12.33%) PRINCE2
5 27 (12.33%) Mentoring
6 20 (9.13%) ERP
7 19 (8.68%) SOA
8 18 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (8.22%) Time Management
9 16 (7.31%) OOP
10 15 (6.85%) Scrum
11 14 (6.39%) OO
12 13 (5.94%) Change Management
12 13 (5.94%) Software Engineering
12 13 (5.94%) Project Planning
12 13 (5.94%) iOS Development
13 11 (5.02%) ITIL
13 11 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.16%) C#
3 22 (10.05%) SQL
4 18 (8.22%) Java
5 13 (5.94%) Objective-C
6 10 (4.57%) ActionScript 3.0
6 10 (4.57%) ActionScript
7 4 (1.83%) ABAP
7 4 (1.83%) C++
7 4 (1.83%) COBOL
8 3 (1.37%) Perl
8 3 (1.37%) PHP
8 3 (1.37%) VBA
8 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.37%) XPath
9 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (16.44%) Degree
2 27 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 21 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.22%) ISTQB
5 16 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (4.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (4.11%) ISEB
9 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.28%) CRISC
10 5 (2.28%) CISSP
10 5 (2.28%) CISA
10 5 (2.28%) CISM
10 5 (2.28%) PCI QSA
11 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.91%) VCP4
12 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.46%) MCTS
13 1 (0.46%) MCAD
13 1 (0.46%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.76%) QA
2 11 (5.02%) FATCA
3 7 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.28%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.28%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.28%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (13.70%) Oracle
1 30 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.42%) SAP
3 10 (4.57%) Sencha
3 10 (4.57%) Appcelerator
4 7 (3.20%) BT
5 6 (2.74%) VMware
6 5 (2.28%) WatchGuard
6 5 (2.28%) IBM
6 5 (2.28%) Informatica
6 5 (2.28%) Talend
7 4 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.83%) Borland
8 3 (1.37%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.37%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.91%) Misys
9 2 (0.91%) Temenos
9 2 (0.91%) Citrix
9 2 (0.91%) Apple
9 2 (0.91%) TSYS
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