Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 36 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Presales 308 239 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.36% 6.23% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.24% 6.76% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 107 152 136
Birmingham median annual salary £67,500 £58,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +20.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,250 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £58,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.90% +16.67% -18.92%

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 3,335 3,536 4,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.53% 92.23% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,375 2,794 3,170
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,575 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Presales in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 153 (49.68%) Data Centre
2 125 (40.58%) Project Management
3 123 (39.94%) ITIL
4 115 (37.34%) Microsoft
5 98 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 92 (29.87%) Data Protection
6 92 (29.87%) GDPR
7 88 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 84 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 78 (25.32%) PRINCE2
10 77 (25.00%) VMware
11 72 (23.38%) Service Management
12 71 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 68 (22.08%) Cisco
14 67 (21.75%) Network Security
15 64 (20.78%) Citrix
16 61 (19.81%) CheckPoint
16 61 (19.81%) ITIL V3
17 60 (19.48%) Service Delivery
18 58 (18.83%) Office 365
18 58 (18.83%) Customer Requirements
19 57 (18.51%) Line Management
20 56 (18.18%) Security Cleared
20 56 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
20 56 (18.18%) MCSE
21 53 (17.21%) Firewall
21 53 (17.21%) Due Diligence
22 52 (16.88%) Windows
23 50 (16.23%) Enterprise Architecture
23 50 (16.23%) Self-Motivation

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 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.95%) IIS
6 4 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.97%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.32%) HFM
4 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.32%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 98 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (18.83%) Office 365
4 33 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (10.71%) Amazon S3
4 33 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (7.79%) Amazon SQS
5 24 (7.79%) PaaS
6 22 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
6 22 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
6 22 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (7.14%) IaaS
6 22 (7.14%) Serverless
7 16 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.75%) Network Security
2 53 (17.21%) Firewall
3 40 (12.99%) WAN
4 30 (9.74%) VPN
5 29 (9.42%) LAN
6 20 (6.49%) Wireless
7 19 (6.17%) OSPF
8 17 (5.52%) MPLS
9 16 (5.19%) VLAN
10 15 (4.87%) WLAN
11 14 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
11 14 (4.55%) IPsec
12 11 (3.57%) BGP
12 11 (3.57%) DHCP
12 11 (3.57%) DNS
12 11 (3.57%) FWSM
12 11 (3.57%) SNMP
13 10 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (3.25%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
2 32 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
3 22 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
3 22 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 22 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.30%) Big Data
6 3 (0.97%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.32%) Essbase
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 40 (12.99%) Publishing
2 38 (12.34%) Finance
3 20 (6.49%) Law
4 19 (6.17%) Retail
5 18 (5.84%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.84%) Marketing
6 4 (1.30%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.97%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (61.04%) Architect
2 99 (32.14%) Solutions Architect
3 60 (19.48%) Technical Architect
4 38 (12.34%) Consultant
5 36 (11.69%) Cloud Architect
6 31 (10.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 26 (8.44%) Lead Architect
8 25 (8.12%) Security Architect
8 25 (8.12%) Security Solutions Architect
9 22 (7.14%) Transition Manager
10 19 (6.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 17 (5.52%) Service Architect
12 16 (5.19%) Presales Consultant
13 14 (4.55%) Network Architect
14 13 (4.22%) Analyst
15 12 (3.90%) Business Analyst
15 12 (3.90%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
15 12 (3.90%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
16 11 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
16 11 (3.57%) Technical Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.04%) Web Services
2 22 (7.14%) .NET
3 16 (5.19%) ASP.NET
3 16 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (2.27%) COM
5 5 (1.62%) LDAP
6 4 (1.30%) CGI
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.32%) jQuery
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 153 (49.68%) Data Centre
2 50 (16.23%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (8.77%) CMDB
4 25 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (7.14%) Driving Licence
6 21 (6.82%) Computer Science
7 19 (6.17%) Management Information System
8 17 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (5.19%) Public Cloud
10 14 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (4.22%) Private Cloud
12 11 (3.57%) CCTV
13 9 (2.92%) HP StoreVirtual
14 5 (1.62%) PKI
15 4 (1.30%) FlexPod
16 3 (0.97%) Robotics
16 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
18 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.88%) Windows
2 43 (13.96%) Windows Server
3 38 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.60%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.95%) Linux
7 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.62%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (40.58%) Project Management
2 123 (39.94%) ITIL
3 92 (29.87%) Data Protection
4 78 (25.32%) PRINCE2
5 72 (23.38%) Service Management
6 61 (19.81%) ITIL V3
7 60 (19.48%) Service Delivery
8 58 (18.83%) Customer Requirements
9 57 (18.51%) Line Management
10 53 (17.21%) Due Diligence
11 50 (16.23%) Enterprise Architecture
12 48 (15.58%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 46 (14.94%) Load Balancing
14 41 (13.31%) Technical Architecture
15 40 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (12.66%) Customer Engagement
16 39 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (12.34%) SIEM
18 36 (11.69%) TOGAF
19 33 (10.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.01%) SQL
2 18 (5.84%) PL/SQL
2 18 (5.84%) Python
3 17 (5.52%) Java
4 16 (5.19%) Scala
4 16 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.30%) C#
5 4 (1.30%) VB
6 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 56 (18.18%) MCSE
1 56 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 56 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 47 (15.26%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (14.94%) CCNP
4 40 (12.99%) ISEB
5 39 (12.66%) Degree
6 32 (10.39%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (8.44%) MCP
8 25 (8.12%) CISSP
9 24 (7.79%) PMI Certification
9 24 (7.79%) PMP
10 22 (7.14%) CCDP
10 22 (7.14%) MCSA
11 21 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (6.49%) ISEB Practitioner
13 19 (6.17%) CEH
13 19 (6.17%) CompTIA Security+
14 13 (4.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (29.87%) GDPR
2 28 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (6.17%) GPG13
4 17 (5.52%) QA
5 11 (3.57%) SLA
6 5 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 71 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (13.96%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.92%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (2.60%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.95%) XenApp
7 6 (1.95%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.62%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.52%) SCCM
2 14 (4.55%) QRadar
3 10 (3.25%) SCOM
4 8 (2.60%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.60%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (1.62%) CASB
5 5 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.62%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.65%) Ansible
7 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.65%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.65%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 77 (25.00%) VMware
3 68 (22.08%) Cisco
4 64 (20.78%) Citrix
5 61 (19.81%) CheckPoint
6 43 (13.96%) HP
7 39 (12.66%) NetApp
8 32 (10.39%) Fortinet
9 31 (10.06%) Juniper
10 28 (9.09%) ServiceNow
11 27 (8.77%) F5
12 25 (8.12%) EMC
13 19 (6.17%) Meraki
13 19 (6.17%) SAP
14 14 (4.55%) Tufin
15 13 (4.22%) SolarWinds
16 11 (3.57%) Forcepoint
17 10 (3.25%) 3PAR
18 9 (2.92%) IBM
18 9 (2.92%) SonicWALL