Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Presales 335 239 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.58% 6.09% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 6.64% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 99 134 128
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.32% -21.15%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £74,250 £95,000
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year -4.55% +21.55% -30.38%

Presales is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,558 3,602 4,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.11% 91.79% 89.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,539 2,914 3,125
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in Birmingham

Presales
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Presales in Birmingham

Presales
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Presales in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Presales.

1 172 (51.34%) Data Centre
2 164 (48.96%) ITIL
3 122 (36.42%) Project Management
4 109 (32.54%) Service Delivery
5 104 (31.04%) Microsoft
6 97 (28.96%) PRINCE2
7 89 (26.57%) Cisco
8 88 (26.27%) VMware
9 86 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 85 (25.37%) CheckPoint
11 84 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 81 (24.18%) ITIL V3
12 81 (24.18%) Due Diligence
13 79 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
13 79 (23.58%) Service Management
14 78 (23.28%) Cisco Certification
15 76 (22.69%) Line Management
16 74 (22.09%) CCNP
17 73 (21.79%) Self-Motivation
18 70 (20.90%) Citrix
19 68 (20.30%) Active Directory
20 67 (20.00%) Firewall
21 63 (18.81%) WAN
22 62 (18.51%) Network Security
23 61 (18.21%) Degree
24 60 (17.91%) Juniper
25 58 (17.31%) Load Balancing
26 57 (17.01%) Finance
26 57 (17.01%) HP
27 56 (16.72%) Fortinet

Presales
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.58%) IIS
3 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (4.18%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.60%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.30%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 84 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (10.45%) Office 365
4 31 (9.25%) IaaS
5 26 (7.76%) PaaS
6 20 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (3.88%) Serverless
8 11 (3.28%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (2.69%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (20.00%) Firewall
2 63 (18.81%) WAN
3 62 (18.51%) Network Security
4 47 (14.03%) VPN
5 40 (11.94%) LAN
6 36 (10.75%) OSPF
7 34 (10.15%) Wireless
8 26 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (7.76%) MPLS
9 25 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (7.46%) VLAN
10 24 (7.16%) BGP
11 23 (6.87%) Cisco Firepower
11 23 (6.87%) DHCP
11 23 (6.87%) DNS
11 23 (6.87%) FWSM
11 23 (6.87%) SNMP
11 23 (6.87%) WLAN
12 20 (5.97%) IPsec
13 18 (5.37%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
3 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
3 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.79%) Big Data
7 5 (1.49%) Power BI
8 4 (1.19%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 57 (17.01%) Finance
2 43 (12.84%) Publishing
3 27 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 27 (8.06%) Retail
4 21 (6.27%) Marketing
5 20 (5.97%) Law
6 7 (2.09%) Billing
7 5 (1.49%) Advertising
8 4 (1.19%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 167 (49.85%) Architect
2 89 (26.57%) Solutions Architect
3 53 (15.82%) Consultant
4 40 (11.94%) Security Architect
5 38 (11.34%) Security Solutions Architect
5 38 (11.34%) Technical Architect
6 26 (7.76%) Transition Manager
7 25 (7.46%) Service Architect
8 24 (7.16%) Network Architect
9 19 (5.67%) Data Architect
9 19 (5.67%) Data Centre Architect
9 19 (5.67%) Lead Architect
10 18 (5.37%) Cloud Architect
10 18 (5.37%) Presales Solution Architect
11 16 (4.78%) Presales Consultant
12 13 (3.88%) Analyst
12 13 (3.88%) Cisco Consultant
12 13 (3.88%) Network Security Architect
13 12 (3.58%) Cisco Network Consultant
13 12 (3.58%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.16%) .NET
2 13 (3.88%) LDAP
2 13 (3.88%) Web Services
3 8 (2.39%) COM
4 7 (2.09%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.60%) CGI
6 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) J2EE
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) RESTful
6 1 (0.30%) SAML
6 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 172 (51.34%) Data Centre
2 73 (21.79%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (10.15%) Computer Science
4 33 (9.85%) CMDB
5 29 (8.66%) Driving Licence
6 22 (6.57%) Management Information System
7 19 (5.67%) CCTV
7 19 (5.67%) Cyberthreat
7 19 (5.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (3.88%) FlexPod
9 12 (3.58%) PKI
10 8 (2.39%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (2.09%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.49%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
16 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.13%) Windows
2 31 (9.25%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.69%) Linux
6 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (48.96%) ITIL
2 122 (36.42%) Project Management
3 109 (32.54%) Service Delivery
4 97 (28.96%) PRINCE2
5 81 (24.18%) Due Diligence
5 81 (24.18%) ITIL V3
6 79 (23.58%) Service Management
7 76 (22.69%) Line Management
8 58 (17.31%) Load Balancing
9 54 (16.12%) Customer Requirements
9 54 (16.12%) Data Protection
10 53 (15.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (15.82%) SIEM
11 46 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (13.43%) Requirements Analysis
13 41 (12.24%) IT Strategy
14 38 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (11.34%) CRM
15 37 (11.04%) Business Development
16 33 (9.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.16%) SQL
2 14 (4.18%) C#
3 10 (2.99%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.99%) VB
4 9 (2.69%) Java
5 8 (2.39%) Python
6 7 (2.09%) Scala
6 7 (2.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.19%) U-SQL
8 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 78 (23.28%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (22.09%) CCNP
3 61 (18.21%) Degree
4 48 (14.33%) Security Cleared
5 45 (13.43%) ISEB
6 41 (12.24%) PMP
7 40 (11.94%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (11.64%) CCDP
9 38 (11.34%) MCSE
9 38 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (10.75%) PMI Certification
11 35 (10.45%) CISSP
12 34 (10.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (9.25%) MCP
14 23 (6.87%) CEH
14 23 (6.87%) CompTIA Security+
15 21 (6.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 20 (5.97%) ISEB Practitioner
17 17 (5.07%) SC Cleared
18 13 (3.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (16.12%) GDPR
2 33 (9.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (6.27%) GPG13
4 13 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (3.58%) QA
6 10 (2.99%) SLA
7 4 (1.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 86 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (20.30%) Active Directory
3 28 (8.36%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.88%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.39%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.60%) XenApp
8 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.87%) QRadar
2 21 (6.27%) SCVMM
3 13 (3.88%) CASB
3 13 (3.88%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (3.58%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (2.39%) SCCM
6 5 (1.49%) SCOM
7 2 (0.60%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.30%) Ansible
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 104 (31.04%) Microsoft
2 89 (26.57%) Cisco
3 88 (26.27%) VMware
4 85 (25.37%) CheckPoint
5 70 (20.90%) Citrix
6 60 (17.91%) Juniper
7 57 (17.01%) HP
8 56 (16.72%) Fortinet
9 50 (14.93%) F5
10 38 (11.34%) NetApp
11 30 (8.96%) Meraki
12 28 (8.36%) ServiceNow
13 27 (8.06%) SAP
14 26 (7.76%) EMC
15 25 (7.46%) SolarWinds
16 21 (6.27%) BMC
17 19 (5.67%) Forcepoint
17 19 (5.67%) Tufin
18 18 (5.37%) IBM
19 13 (3.88%) McAfee