Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 75 38
Rank change year-on-year +42 -37 -10
Permanent jobs citing Retail 685 212 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.51% 3.72% 5.66%
As % of the General category 11.20% 7.32% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 345 163 428
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,692 £24,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £66,250 £56,875 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £73,025
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +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 6,116 2,895 5,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 58.13% 50.86% 50.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,145 2,208 4,210
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,040 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +36 384 £50,000 +11.11% 105
East Midlands +28 292 £55,000 +29.41% 69
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 258 (37.66%) Social Skills
2 156 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (22.48%) Microsoft
4 129 (18.83%) Finance
5 114 (16.64%) SQL
6 100 (14.60%) Azure
7 95 (13.87%) Facilities Management
8 81 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (11.53%) Service Delivery
10 73 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
11 71 (10.36%) Project Management
12 69 (10.07%) Management Information System
13 68 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
13 68 (9.93%) Analytics
14 67 (9.78%) C#
15 66 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (9.34%) E-Commerce
17 63 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 60 (8.76%) EPoS
19 58 (8.47%) JavaScript
20 57 (8.32%) Windows
20 57 (8.32%) AWS
21 55 (8.03%) .NET
22 51 (7.45%) Google
23 47 (6.86%) Scrum
24 45 (6.57%) Strategic Management
24 45 (6.57%) Marketing
25 44 (6.42%) Software Engineering
25 44 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
26 43 (6.28%) SAP

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 19 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.75%) Apache
4 11 (1.61%) CMS
5 8 (1.17%) Confluence
5 8 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 73 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (6.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
4 7 (1.02%) InDesign
4 7 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.44%) Revit
8 1 (0.15%) Blender
8 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Maximo
2 9 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle BRM
3 5 (0.73%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.73%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.29%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 100 (14.60%) Azure
2 57 (8.32%) AWS
3 38 (5.55%) Power Platform
4 37 (5.40%) GCP
5 33 (4.82%) Serverless
6 24 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (2.04%) SaaS
8 10 (1.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (1.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (1.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 9 (1.31%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.31%) Google Tag Manager
10 8 (1.17%) Azure Service Bus
10 8 (1.17%) Mavenlink
10 8 (1.17%) npm
11 7 (1.02%) Yammer
12 6 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.88%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.88%) Boomi
12 6 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.50%) Firewall
2 21 (3.07%) Broadband
2 21 (3.07%) WAN
3 19 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (2.48%) DNS
5 16 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.90%) LAN
7 12 (1.75%) DHCP
7 12 (1.75%) SMS
8 11 (1.61%) Intranet
8 11 (1.61%) VoIP
8 11 (1.61%) VPN
9 10 (1.46%) SD-WAN
9 10 (1.46%) VLAN
10 9 (1.31%) IPsec
11 7 (1.02%) 5G
11 7 (1.02%) HTTP
11 7 (1.02%) SSL
12 6 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.55%) Power BI
1 38 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 19 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.48%) Big Data
5 15 (2.19%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.04%) Data Lake
7 13 (1.90%) MySQL
8 12 (1.75%) Tableau
9 8 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.02%) Looker
11 5 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.73%) Metadata
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.58%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.82%) JIRA
3 12 (1.75%) Selenium
4 11 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.46%) ESLint
6 8 (1.17%) webpack
7 7 (1.02%) PHPUnit
8 4 (0.58%) JMeter
8 4 (0.58%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.44%) Mocha
9 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.44%) RStudio
9 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.15%) Babel
11 1 (0.15%) gulp
11 1 (0.15%) NUnit
11 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.15%) Spinnaker
General
1 258 (37.66%) Social Skills
2 129 (18.83%) Finance
3 81 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.57%) Marketing
5 43 (6.28%) Organisational Skills
6 37 (5.40%) Presentation Skills
7 34 (4.96%) Manufacturing
8 24 (3.50%) Advertising
9 21 (3.07%) Banking
10 15 (2.19%) Influencing Skills
11 14 (2.04%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.75%) Law
13 11 (1.61%) Publishing
14 8 (1.17%) Automotive
15 7 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 7 (1.02%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.88%) Back Office
17 5 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
17 5 (0.73%) Legal
17 5 (0.73%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 105 (15.33%) Analyst
2 78 (11.39%) Developer
3 66 (9.64%) Consultant
4 38 (5.55%) Business Analyst
5 35 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.53%) Architect
7 28 (4.09%) IT Manager
8 22 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (2.92%) Software Developer
10 19 (2.77%) IT Project Manager
10 19 (2.77%) Software Engineer
11 18 (2.63%) Data Engineer
12 17 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.48%) Senior Developer
13 15 (2.19%) Data Analyst
14 14 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
15 13 (1.90%) PHP Developer
16 12 (1.75%) Coordinator
17 11 (1.61%) E-Commerce Manager
17 11 (1.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.03%) .NET
2 43 (6.28%) React
3 39 (5.69%) HTML
4 31 (4.53%) CSS
5 25 (3.65%) HTML5
6 22 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 18 (2.63%) LESS
8 16 (2.34%) Node.js
9 13 (1.90%) REST
10 11 (1.61%) .NET Core
10 11 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (1.61%) Sass
11 10 (1.46%) RESTful
12 8 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.17%) HTML5 Canvas
13 7 (1.02%) Ajax
13 7 (1.02%) Behat
13 7 (1.02%) JSON
13 7 (1.02%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 60 (8.76%) EPoS
3 38 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (5.26%) User Experience
5 23 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (2.04%) Smart Meter
6 14 (2.04%) Social Media
7 11 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.46%) FMCG
9 9 (1.31%) CCTV
10 8 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.17%) e-Learning
11 7 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.02%) Video Editing
12 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.32%) Windows
2 40 (5.84%) Linux
3 19 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.19%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.73%) Unix
7 4 (0.58%) Android
7 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (13.87%) Facilities Management
3 79 (11.53%) Service Delivery
4 71 (10.36%) Project Management
5 68 (9.93%) Analytics
6 66 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (9.34%) E-Commerce
8 63 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (6.86%) Scrum
10 45 (6.57%) Strategic Management
11 44 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 42 (6.13%) Logistics
13 41 (5.99%) Information Security
14 40 (5.84%) DevOps
15 38 (5.55%) Business Analysis
16 37 (5.40%) Line Management
17 35 (5.11%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (5.11%) Decision-Making
18 34 (4.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 114 (16.64%) SQL
2 67 (9.78%) C#
3 58 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.69%) PowerShell
5 32 (4.67%) Python
6 24 (3.50%) Java
7 23 (3.36%) C
8 22 (3.21%) C++
9 18 (2.63%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.34%) PHP
11 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.17%) VBA
12 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.73%) Ruby
13 4 (0.58%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.58%) ES6
13 4 (0.58%) PHP 7
13 4 (0.58%) R
14 3 (0.44%) Scala
15 2 (0.29%) Bash
Qualifications
1 37 (5.40%) Degree
2 13 (1.90%) CCNA
2 13 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.17%) CISM
3 8 (1.17%) CISSP
3 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.02%) CWNA
5 6 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.88%) CCNP
6 5 (0.73%) ACCA
6 5 (0.73%) CIMA
6 5 (0.73%) CIPD
7 4 (0.58%) CISA
7 4 (0.58%) GIAC
7 4 (0.58%) IIBA
7 4 (0.58%) SANS
8 3 (0.44%) CRISC
8 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.44%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.55%) SLA
2 27 (3.94%) QA
3 21 (3.07%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.48%) PMO
5 11 (1.61%) Accessibility
6 9 (1.31%) GDPR
7 6 (0.88%) GRC
7 6 (0.88%) NEBOSH
8 4 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.44%) COBIT
9 3 (0.44%) COSHH
9 3 (0.44%) COSO
9 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.67%) Docker
3 5 (0.73%) vSphere
4 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (3.65%) Terraform
2 20 (2.92%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.34%) Ansible
4 8 (1.17%) SCCM
5 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.44%) Automic
6 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.44%) SCOM
7 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.15%) Consul
8 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Marathon
8 1 (0.15%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) Packer
8 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (22.48%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.45%) Google
3 43 (6.28%) SAP
4 35 (5.11%) Oracle
5 30 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (3.21%) Cisco
7 15 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.90%) Databricks
9 11 (1.61%) Meraki
10 9 (1.31%) Adobe
10 9 (1.31%) Birst
10 9 (1.31%) IFS
10 9 (1.31%) Infor
11 8 (1.17%) VMware
12 7 (1.02%) Forcepoint
13 6 (0.88%) Dell
13 6 (0.88%) hybris
13 6 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 5 (0.73%) Citrix
14 5 (0.73%) Virgin Media