Period
to 29 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > Midlands
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 507 868 1,124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.28% 7.12% 7.39%
As % of the General category 15.87% 18.15% 18.81%
Number of salaries quoted 365 654 961
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £24,000 £20,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

Retail is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,194 4,782 5,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.25% 39.22% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,442 3,279 4,568
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,925
90th Percentile £77,375 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Retail in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Retail in the Midlands over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -13 263 £45,000 - 61
East Midlands -10 244 £47,500 +2.15% 65
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 121 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 117 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (20.12%) Azure
4 98 (19.33%) Windows
5 94 (18.54%) Finance
6 87 (17.16%) E-Commerce
7 84 (16.57%) SQL
8 73 (14.40%) AWS
9 72 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (13.41%) SQL Server
11 67 (13.21%) ITIL
11 67 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
12 66 (13.02%) Active Directory
13 64 (12.62%) C#
14 60 (11.83%) .NET
15 59 (11.64%) SAP
15 59 (11.64%) Linux
16 58 (11.44%) DevOps
17 57 (11.24%) Project Delivery
18 53 (10.45%) Degree
19 49 (9.66%) Google
20 47 (9.27%) Data Centre
21 46 (9.07%) JavaScript
22 44 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
23 41 (8.09%) Project Management
23 41 (8.09%) CRM
24 40 (7.89%) Scrum
24 40 (7.89%) SCCM
24 40 (7.89%) SCOM
25 39 (7.69%) PowerShell

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 16 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.56%) CMS
3 12 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.79%) Jupyter
4 4 (0.79%) SAS
5 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.79%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.59%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.59%) Sketch
6 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.39%) Figma
6 2 (0.39%) InVision
6 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) Revit
6 2 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (3.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (3.55%) SAP EHS
3 15 (2.96%) SAP MM
4 12 (2.37%) SAP Retail
5 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.99%) Magento
6 4 (0.79%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.79%) Shopify
7 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.59%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 102 (20.12%) Azure
2 73 (14.40%) AWS
3 32 (6.31%) SaaS
4 31 (6.11%) Office 365
5 20 (3.94%) Power Platform
6 17 (3.35%) GCP
7 8 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (1.58%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.79%) IaaS
9 4 (0.79%) PaaS
9 4 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.79%) Serverless
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.59%) GitHub
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.71%) Firewall
2 22 (4.34%) DNS
3 21 (4.14%) WAN
4 19 (3.75%) Internet
4 19 (3.75%) SAN
5 17 (3.35%) LAN
6 12 (2.37%) Network Security
7 9 (1.78%) VPN
7 9 (1.78%) Wireless
8 6 (1.18%) DHCP
9 5 (0.99%) MPLS
9 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.79%) VoIP
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.59%) DMVPN
11 3 (0.59%) HSRP
11 3 (0.59%) NX-OS
11 3 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.55%) Power BI
5 17 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.56%) MySQL
8 11 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.18%) QlikView
10 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.79%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.79%) DB2
12 4 (0.79%) Redis
12 4 (0.79%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.79%) UniData
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) JIRA
2 9 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.58%) JUnit
3 8 (1.58%) Selenium
4 6 (1.18%) Postman
5 4 (0.79%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.59%) ERwin
6 3 (0.59%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.59%) Maven
6 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.39%) Mockito
7 2 (0.39%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (18.54%) Finance
2 18 (3.55%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.76%) Local Government
3 14 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.97%) Marketing
6 8 (1.58%) Banking
7 6 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.99%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
9 4 (0.79%) Automotive
9 4 (0.79%) Games
10 3 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.39%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (23.47%) Developer
2 88 (17.36%) Analyst
3 34 (6.71%) Senior Developer
4 28 (5.52%) Support Analyst
5 25 (4.93%) Junior
6 22 (4.34%) Architect
6 22 (4.34%) Project Manager
7 21 (4.14%) C# Developer
7 21 (4.14%) Consultant
7 21 (4.14%) Support Engineer
8 20 (3.94%) .NET Developer
9 19 (3.75%) SAP Developer
10 18 (3.55%) IT Manager
11 17 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (3.16%) IT Support
13 15 (2.96%) Data Manager
13 15 (2.96%) Senior SAP Developer
13 15 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.76%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (2.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.83%) .NET
2 38 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 34 (6.71%) CSS
3 34 (6.71%) HTML
4 23 (4.54%) React
5 21 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (4.14%) Web Services
6 19 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 19 (3.75%) jQuery
7 18 (3.55%) BAPI
7 18 (3.55%) IDoc
7 18 (3.55%) SAP Smart Forms
8 16 (3.16%) .NET Core
8 16 (3.16%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.96%) Spring
10 13 (2.56%) Entity Framework
11 11 (2.17%) Middleware
12 10 (1.97%) LINQ
13 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (1.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (9.27%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (4.54%) FMCG
4 23 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (4.34%) Public Cloud
6 20 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.55%) User Experience
8 16 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.76%) PKI
10 13 (2.56%) NHS
11 10 (1.97%) CMDB
12 9 (1.78%) EPoS
13 8 (1.58%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.38%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (0.79%) iPad
15 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
16 3 (0.59%) Cloud Native
16 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (19.33%) Windows
2 59 (11.64%) Linux
3 27 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (3.75%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.55%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.16%) Unix
7 16 (3.16%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.79%) Android
14 2 (0.39%) AIX
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
14 2 (0.39%) HPUX
15 1 (0.20%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.16%) E-Commerce
3 72 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (13.21%) ITIL
5 58 (11.44%) DevOps
6 57 (11.24%) Project Delivery
7 44 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (8.09%) CRM
8 41 (8.09%) Project Management
9 40 (7.89%) Scrum
10 38 (7.50%) Multichannel Retail
11 36 (7.10%) Software Engineering
12 33 (6.51%) Logistics
12 33 (6.51%) Service Management
13 31 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (6.11%) Change Control
14 30 (5.92%) Unit Testing
15 28 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 28 (5.52%) Service Delivery
16 26 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 84 (16.57%) SQL
2 64 (12.62%) C#
3 46 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 32 (6.31%) Java
6 29 (5.72%) Python
7 21 (4.14%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.94%) ABAP
9 19 (3.75%) C++
10 18 (3.55%) SAPscript
11 14 (2.76%) C
12 11 (2.17%) Go
13 10 (1.97%) Perl
13 10 (1.97%) PHP
14 9 (1.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.58%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.99%) Java 8
17 4 (0.79%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (10.45%) Degree
2 17 (3.35%) CISSP
3 12 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.58%) MCSE
6 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.18%) MCSA
7 5 (0.99%) CISM
7 5 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.79%) CCNP
8 4 (0.79%) PhD
9 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.59%) OCA
9 3 (0.59%) OCP
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.92%) SLA
2 16 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.38%) QA
5 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.79%) GDPR
6 4 (0.79%) PMO
6 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) GxP
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 66 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.13%) Docker
3 18 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.37%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (7.89%) SCCM
1 40 (7.89%) SCOM
2 20 (3.94%) WSUS
3 18 (3.55%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.97%) Ansible
7 9 (1.78%) SCVMM
7 9 (1.78%) Terraform
7 9 (1.78%) ZABBIX
8 7 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.59%) Puppet
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.39%) Nessus
11 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.64%) SAP
3 49 (9.66%) Google
4 33 (6.51%) Cisco
5 30 (5.92%) HP
6 26 (5.13%) Oracle
7 20 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.75%) NetApp
8 19 (3.75%) VMware
9 17 (3.35%) SolarWinds
10 15 (2.96%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.76%) Juniper
12 13 (2.56%) McAfee
13 12 (2.37%) Citrix
14 10 (1.97%) Capita
15 8 (1.58%) Dell
15 8 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.38%) Adobe
16 7 (1.38%) Novell
16 7 (1.38%) Tableau