The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 8 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 12 36 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.43% 14.46% 8.72%
As % of the General category 25.00% 34.29% 25.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 12
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -3.37%
Retail
England

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

General Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
48 105 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 41.74% 42.17% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 30 72 51
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,450 £27,500 £40,800
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Retail
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Retail Salary Trend in the Midlands

Retail
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Retail Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 13 (59.09%) ISEB
3 10 (45.45%) HP
3 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 10 (45.45%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) People Management
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Billing
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) BPR
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) B2B
8 2 (9.09%) B2C
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
8 2 (9.09%) SAP
8 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.09%) DNS
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (4.55%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Consultant
2 10 (45.45%) Test Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Architect
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Assistant
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) IT Assistant
7 1 (4.55%) Procurement Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
1 2 (9.09%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Wiki
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
3 4 (18.18%) CRM
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) People Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) BPR
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) B2B
5 2 (9.09%) B2C
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) XenApp
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) AppSense