Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 81 33
Rank change year-on-year +57 -48 -11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 817 135 757
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.92% 3.50% 6.54%
As % of the General category 14.01% 6.79% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 355 95 576
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £23,375
25th Percentile £36,875 £37,500 £31,998
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £66,125 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%

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 5,830 1,987 6,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 56.52% 51.46% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,899 1,554 4,695
10th Percentile £28,200 £28,500 £25,550
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,012
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +5.90%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 +62 451 £50,000 +7.53% 92
East Midlands +26 360 £50,000 - 72
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 358 (43.82%) Social Skills
2 223 (27.29%) Facilities Management
3 205 (25.09%) Microsoft
4 156 (19.09%) Service Delivery
5 155 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (17.14%) Finance
7 120 (14.69%) Microsoft Excel
8 117 (14.32%) Line Management
9 100 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
10 99 (12.12%) Management Information System
11 98 (12.00%) E-Commerce
12 97 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
13 94 (11.51%) Azure
14 93 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
14 93 (11.38%) Information Security
15 90 (11.02%) SQL
16 89 (10.89%) Windows
17 87 (10.65%) Project Management
18 83 (10.16%) SLA
19 80 (9.79%) Organisational Skills
20 73 (8.94%) Mentoring
21 71 (8.69%) JavaScript
22 70 (8.57%) C#
23 66 (8.08%) .NET
23 66 (8.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 61 (7.47%) AWS
24 61 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
25 59 (7.22%) Analytics
26 58 (7.10%) Marketing
27 56 (6.85%) Time Management

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 40 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.57%) CMS
3 9 (1.10%) nginx
4 8 (0.98%) WordPress
5 6 (0.73%) IIS
6 4 (0.49%) Apache
6 4 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.49%) Confluence
6 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.37%) Gunicorn
7 3 (0.37%) SAS
8 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Synapse
9 1 (0.12%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 120 (14.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (8.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.84%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.59%) InDesign
7 8 (0.98%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.86%) Adobe Premiere
9 6 (0.73%) Revit
9 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) SAP HR
1 9 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.86%) Shopify
3 6 (0.73%) Maximo
4 5 (0.61%) Magento
4 5 (0.61%) Oracle BRM
4 5 (0.61%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.37%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.51%) Azure
2 61 (7.47%) AWS
3 33 (4.04%) GCP
4 32 (3.92%) Microsoft 365
5 29 (3.55%) Power Platform
6 25 (3.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 25 (3.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 25 (3.06%) Serverless
7 18 (2.20%) SaaS
8 12 (1.47%) Yammer
9 10 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.10%) GitHub
11 8 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.98%) PaaS
12 7 (0.86%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.73%) Cloudflare
13 6 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.73%) IaaS
13 6 (0.73%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.84%) Intranet
2 12 (1.47%) SMS
3 10 (1.22%) Network Security
4 8 (0.98%) WAN
5 6 (0.73%) Firewall
6 5 (0.61%) BGP
6 5 (0.61%) EIGRP
6 5 (0.61%) VPN
6 5 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.49%) DMVPN
7 4 (0.49%) DNS
7 4 (0.49%) HSRP
7 4 (0.49%) LAN
7 4 (0.49%) SSL
8 3 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.37%) Wireless
9 2 (0.24%) DHCP
9 2 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.82%) Power BI
3 14 (1.71%) Tableau
4 12 (1.47%) MySQL
5 11 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 11 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.10%) BigQuery
7 9 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.73%) Cloud Spanner
9 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.61%) Metadata
11 4 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.49%) Looker
Development Applications
1 41 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.94%) JIRA
3 10 (1.22%) webpack
4 9 (1.10%) gulp
5 8 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.73%) Cactus
7 5 (0.61%) Selenium
7 5 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.49%) ESLint
8 4 (0.49%) Tricentis qTest
9 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.24%) Ant
10 2 (0.24%) Grunt
10 2 (0.24%) JMeter
10 2 (0.24%) Maven
10 2 (0.24%) Mocha
10 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 358 (43.82%) Social Skills
2 140 (17.14%) Finance
3 93 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (9.79%) Organisational Skills
5 58 (7.10%) Marketing
6 36 (4.41%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.57%) Banking
7 21 (2.57%) Law
8 20 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (2.08%) Advertising
10 15 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
11 13 (1.59%) Local Government
11 13 (1.59%) Public Sector
12 11 (1.35%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.22%) Billing
13 10 (1.22%) Publishing
14 8 (0.98%) Games
14 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.86%) Legal
15 7 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 112 (13.71%) Developer
2 85 (10.40%) Analyst
3 54 (6.61%) Consultant
4 50 (6.12%) Architect
5 44 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 30 (3.67%) IT Manager
7 22 (2.69%) Salesforce Architect
8 21 (2.57%) Senior Developer
8 21 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (2.45%) IT Project Manager
10 18 (2.20%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.20%) Software Developer
11 17 (2.08%) Lead Developer
12 16 (1.96%) Mechanical Engineer
12 16 (1.96%) Security Engineer
13 15 (1.84%) Software Engineer
14 14 (1.71%) Administrator
15 13 (1.59%) PHP Developer
15 13 (1.59%) Support Analyst
16 12 (1.47%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.08%) .NET
2 52 (6.36%) HTML
3 47 (5.75%) CSS
4 33 (4.04%) React
5 27 (3.30%) jQuery
6 25 (3.06%) .NET Framework
7 22 (2.69%) .NET Core
8 20 (2.45%) HTML5
8 20 (2.45%) Sass
9 15 (1.84%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.84%) JSON
9 15 (1.84%) Node.js
10 14 (1.71%) XML
11 12 (1.47%) LESS
11 12 (1.47%) Web Services
12 10 (1.22%) Laravel
12 10 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (1.10%) Ajax
13 9 (1.10%) REST
14 8 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 61 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (6.61%) EPoS
4 35 (4.28%) Driving Licence
5 33 (4.04%) CCTV
6 31 (3.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (3.06%) User Experience
8 24 (2.94%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.84%) Social Media
11 13 (1.59%) FMCG
12 12 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
13 11 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.10%) NHS
15 8 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.98%) HP Superdome
15 8 (0.98%) PDA
16 7 (0.86%) Blog
16 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.89%) Windows
2 39 (4.77%) Linux
3 12 (1.47%) Unix
3 12 (1.47%) Windows 10
4 8 (0.98%) AIX
4 8 (0.98%) HPUX
4 8 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.73%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.24%) CentOS
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (27.29%) Facilities Management
2 156 (19.09%) Service Delivery
3 155 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (14.32%) Line Management
5 100 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 93 (11.38%) Information Security
8 87 (10.65%) Project Management
9 73 (8.94%) Mentoring
10 59 (7.22%) Analytics
11 56 (6.85%) Decision-Making
11 56 (6.85%) Time Management
12 54 (6.61%) Scrum
13 53 (6.49%) DevOps
14 48 (5.88%) Business Development
15 45 (5.51%) Strategic Management
16 43 (5.26%) Coaching
16 43 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (5.14%) Commercial Awareness
17 42 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (11.02%) SQL
2 71 (8.69%) JavaScript
3 70 (8.57%) C#
4 41 (5.02%) PowerShell
5 28 (3.43%) PHP
6 19 (2.33%) Python
7 18 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.08%) C
8 17 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 15 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.35%) Java
11 6 (0.73%) Korn
12 5 (0.61%) C++
13 4 (0.49%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.49%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.49%) Ruby
13 4 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.49%) VBA
14 3 (0.37%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 44 (5.39%) Degree
2 9 (1.10%) CIPD
2 9 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.98%) HNC
4 6 (0.73%) AWS Certification
4 6 (0.73%) CCNP
4 6 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (0.49%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) ACMT
6 3 (0.37%) IIBA
6 3 (0.37%) ISEB
7 2 (0.24%) CCNA
7 2 (0.24%) PMP
8 1 (0.12%) CISSP
8 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.12%) MCSE
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (10.16%) SLA
2 27 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.94%) QA
4 19 (2.33%) GDPR
5 17 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.71%) Accessibility
7 12 (1.47%) PMO
8 10 (1.22%) NEBOSH
9 7 (0.86%) COSHH
10 3 (0.37%) GRC
10 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 23 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.57%) Docker
3 6 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.84%) Ansible
3 13 (1.59%) Terraform
4 9 (1.10%) SCCM
5 8 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (0.98%) SCOM
6 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.24%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.12%) Istio
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 205 (25.09%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.61%) Google
3 47 (5.75%) SAP
4 46 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (2.94%) Oracle
6 21 (2.57%) Cisco
7 15 (1.84%) Adobe
8 14 (1.71%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.98%) HP
9 8 (0.98%) NetApp
9 8 (0.98%) VMware
10 6 (0.73%) Databricks
11 5 (0.61%) Citrix
11 5 (0.61%) Dell
11 5 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 4 (0.49%) Apple
12 4 (0.49%) Birst
12 4 (0.49%) HubSpot
12 4 (0.49%) IFS
12 4 (0.49%) Infor