Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 39 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 +6
Permanent jobs citing Presales 311 209 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.36% 5.65% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 6.20% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 81 73 118
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £40,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.80% -26.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £41,250 £29,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £88,875
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -26.92%

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 3,381 3,370 3,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.84% 91.13% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,397 2,661 3,095
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Presales in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 177 (56.91%) Data Centre
2 153 (49.20%) ITIL
3 124 (39.87%) Service Delivery
4 101 (32.48%) Project Management
5 96 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (30.23%) Cisco
7 92 (29.58%) CCNP
7 92 (29.58%) Line Management
8 87 (27.97%) Due Diligence
9 86 (27.65%) CheckPoint
10 85 (27.33%) ITIL V3
11 84 (27.01%) Microsoft Azure
11 84 (27.01%) Self-Motivation
11 84 (27.01%) VMware
12 80 (25.72%) Microsoft
13 79 (25.40%) Degree
14 76 (24.44%) Juniper
15 75 (24.12%) PRINCE2
15 75 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 74 (23.79%) WAN
16 74 (23.79%) Fortinet
17 67 (21.54%) Load Balancing
18 66 (21.22%) VPN
19 64 (20.58%) Citrix
20 62 (19.94%) Service Management
20 62 (19.94%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (19.29%) Continuous Improvement
22 58 (18.65%) SIEM
22 58 (18.65%) OSPF
23 57 (18.33%) Requirements Analysis

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 24 (7.72%) IIS
2 9 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 84 (27.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (19.94%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.68%) IaaS
4 24 (7.72%) Office 365
5 22 (7.07%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (7.07%) PaaS
6 8 (2.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (2.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 8 (2.57%) Serverless
7 4 (1.29%) GitHub
8 3 (0.96%) SaaS
9 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (23.79%) WAN
2 66 (21.22%) VPN
3 58 (18.65%) OSPF
4 55 (17.68%) Firewall
5 54 (17.36%) Network Security
6 53 (17.04%) LAN
7 45 (14.47%) BGP
7 45 (14.47%) DHCP
7 45 (14.47%) DNS
8 44 (14.15%) Wireless
9 43 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (13.83%) SNMP
10 42 (13.50%) FWSM
11 40 (12.86%) MPLS
11 40 (12.86%) VLAN
12 37 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (11.90%) WLAN
13 36 (11.58%) Cisco Firepower
14 28 (9.00%) Software-Defined Networking
15 27 (8.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.22%) Big Data
1 10 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.89%) Power BI
3 8 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.57%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 19 (6.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (14.79%) Finance
2 37 (11.90%) Publishing
3 36 (11.58%) Retail
4 33 (10.61%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.54%) Marketing
6 10 (3.22%) Law
7 6 (1.93%) Advertising
8 5 (1.61%) Billing
8 5 (1.61%) Legal
9 3 (0.96%) Games
10 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 149 (47.91%) Architect
2 89 (28.62%) Solutions Architect
3 50 (16.08%) Security Architect
4 48 (15.43%) Security Solutions Architect
5 45 (14.47%) Consultant
6 25 (8.04%) Network Architect
7 22 (7.07%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 22 (7.07%) Technical Specialist
8 20 (6.43%) Presales Solution Architect
9 19 (6.11%) Network Specialist
9 19 (6.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 19 (6.11%) Senior Network Specialist
9 19 (6.11%) Service Architect
10 17 (5.47%) Data Architect
10 17 (5.47%) Data Centre Architect
11 15 (4.82%) Cisco Consultant
11 15 (4.82%) Network Security Architect
11 15 (4.82%) Transition Manager
12 14 (4.50%) Technical Architect
13 13 (4.18%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.43%) LDAP
2 17 (5.47%) .NET
3 4 (1.29%) RESTful
3 4 (1.29%) Web Services
4 3 (0.96%) COM
5 2 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.32%) SAML
6 1 (0.32%) WCF
6 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 177 (56.91%) Data Centre
2 84 (27.01%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (12.54%) Computer Science
4 38 (12.22%) CMDB
5 30 (9.65%) Cyberthreat
5 30 (9.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (9.00%) Driving Licence
7 19 (6.11%) PKI
8 17 (5.47%) CCTV
9 16 (5.14%) FlexPod
10 13 (4.18%) Management Information System
11 11 (3.54%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (2.25%) User Experience
13 6 (1.93%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.64%) Clustering
15 2 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
16 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.93%) Windows
2 20 (6.43%) Windows Server
3 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.22%) Linux
6 7 (2.25%) Android
7 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Unix
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (49.20%) ITIL
2 124 (39.87%) Service Delivery
3 101 (32.48%) Project Management
4 92 (29.58%) Line Management
5 87 (27.97%) Due Diligence
6 85 (27.33%) ITIL V3
7 75 (24.12%) PRINCE2
8 67 (21.54%) Load Balancing
9 62 (19.94%) Service Management
10 60 (19.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 58 (18.65%) SIEM
12 57 (18.33%) Requirements Analysis
13 43 (13.83%) Customer Requirements
14 41 (13.18%) IT Strategy
15 38 (12.22%) Software Engineering
16 34 (10.93%) Business Development
17 33 (10.61%) CRM
18 32 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (9.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
19 30 (9.65%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.14%) C#
2 13 (4.18%) SQL
3 11 (3.54%) VB
4 4 (1.29%) U-SQL
5 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.64%) X++
6 1 (0.32%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (29.58%) CCNP
3 79 (25.40%) Degree
4 53 (17.04%) CCDP
5 40 (12.86%) PMP
6 39 (12.54%) CISSP
6 39 (12.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (11.25%) PMI Certification
8 31 (9.97%) MCP
9 28 (9.00%) Security Cleared
10 27 (8.68%) ISEB
11 25 (8.04%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (7.40%) CCSE
12 23 (7.40%) IISP
12 23 (7.40%) ISSAP
12 23 (7.40%) JNCIP
13 22 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (5.14%) MCSE
14 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (4.82%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.47%) QA
3 15 (4.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (4.18%) PMO
5 12 (3.86%) GPG13
6 4 (1.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 75 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (15.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.68%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.82%) VMware NSX
6 10 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.22%) XenApp
6 10 (3.22%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (11.58%) QRadar
2 31 (9.97%) SCVMM
3 16 (5.14%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (4.82%) CASB
5 13 (4.18%) WhatsUp Gold
6 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.22%) SCOrch
7 9 (2.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.32%) SCSM
8 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (30.23%) Cisco
2 86 (27.65%) CheckPoint
3 84 (27.01%) VMware
4 80 (25.72%) Microsoft
5 76 (24.44%) Juniper
6 74 (23.79%) Fortinet
7 64 (20.58%) Citrix
8 56 (18.01%) F5
9 43 (13.83%) HP
10 32 (10.29%) IBM
10 32 (10.29%) Meraki
11 30 (9.65%) BMC
11 30 (9.65%) Forcepoint
11 30 (9.65%) Tufin
12 29 (9.32%) SolarWinds
13 27 (8.68%) SAP
14 23 (7.40%) LogRhythm
14 23 (7.40%) Splunk
15 19 (6.11%) CA
16 17 (5.47%) EMC