Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 29 24
Rank change year-on-year -41 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 198 801 1,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.84% 6.82% 7.82%
As % of the General category 10.92% 18.85% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 146 623 928
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £21,713
90th Percentile £74,104 £69,910 £70,000
England median annual salary £56,514 £54,068 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.52% +8.14% -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 1,813 4,249 5,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 35.19% 36.20% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,367 3,077 4,520
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
East Midlands -13 99 £45,000 - 31
West Midlands -47 98 £46,500 +9.41% 35
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 51 (25.76%) E-Commerce
2 47 (23.74%) Azure
3 44 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (21.72%) Microsoft
5 40 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (17.68%) SQL
7 34 (17.17%) C#
8 33 (16.67%) Finance
9 32 (16.16%) SQL Server
10 31 (15.66%) JavaScript
11 30 (15.15%) .NET
12 29 (14.65%) DevOps
13 26 (13.13%) AWS
14 25 (12.63%) ASP.NET
14 25 (12.63%) Windows
15 24 (12.12%) HTML
16 22 (11.11%) CSS
16 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
17 20 (10.10%) Linux
17 20 (10.10%) Google
17 20 (10.10%) Project Delivery
18 18 (9.09%) Java
19 17 (8.59%) Python
19 17 (8.59%) Active Directory
19 17 (8.59%) MVC
19 17 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
19 17 (8.59%) Mentoring
19 17 (8.59%) React
20 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (3.03%) CMS
1 6 (3.03%) Jupyter
2 5 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) DNN
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.03%) S-PLUS
5 3 (1.52%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.52%) Revit
5 3 (1.52%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (1.01%) Figma
6 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.01%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Magento
2 3 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.52%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.01%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.51%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Shopify
4 1 (0.51%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.74%) Azure
2 26 (13.13%) AWS
3 16 (8.08%) SaaS
4 13 (6.57%) Power Platform
5 8 (4.04%) GCP
6 7 (3.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.02%) Google Analytics
8 4 (2.02%) Power Automate
8 4 (2.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (1.52%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.52%) Office 365
9 3 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.52%) Serverless
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.01%) GitHub
10 2 (1.01%) PaaS
10 2 (1.01%) ZenHub
11 1 (0.51%) Boomi
11 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.54%) SAN
2 6 (3.03%) Broadband
2 6 (3.03%) WAN
3 5 (2.53%) Firewall
3 5 (2.53%) Internet
4 3 (1.52%) DNS
4 3 (1.52%) Wireless
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.01%) LAN
5 2 (1.01%) MPLS
5 2 (1.01%) Skype
5 2 (1.01%) VPN
5 2 (1.01%) WLAN
6 1 (0.51%) BGP
6 1 (0.51%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.51%) HSRP
6 1 (0.51%) Intranet
6 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.51%) WAAS
6 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.06%) MySQL
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.55%) Power BI
5 8 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (3.03%) BigQuery
8 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.02%) UniData
9 2 (1.01%) Aerospike
9 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.51%) Looker
10 1 (0.51%) QlikView
10 1 (0.51%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.52%) ERwin
3 3 (1.52%) Postman
3 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.01%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.51%) GitLab
5 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.51%) JMeter
5 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (7.07%) Local Government
3 12 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.55%) Marketing
5 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Automotive
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
7 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (24.75%) Developer
2 25 (12.63%) Analyst
3 19 (9.60%) Architect
4 13 (6.57%) Web Developer
5 12 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 9 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (3.54%) Junior
7 7 (3.54%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.54%) Software Manager
8 6 (3.03%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
8 6 (3.03%) Data Engineer
8 6 (3.03%) Data Scientist
8 6 (3.03%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 6 (3.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 6 (3.03%) Service Manager
9 5 (2.53%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) .NET
2 25 (12.63%) ASP.NET
3 24 (12.12%) HTML
4 22 (11.11%) CSS
5 17 (8.59%) React
6 12 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.06%) jQuery
7 9 (4.55%) Node.js
8 8 (4.04%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.04%) HTML5
9 7 (3.54%) Ajax
10 6 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.03%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (3.03%) scikit-learn
10 6 (3.03%) XML
11 5 (2.53%) Middleware
12 4 (2.02%) .NET Core
12 4 (2.02%) Express
12 4 (2.02%) JSON
12 4 (2.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.57%) User Experience
3 11 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.55%) Cloud Native
5 8 (4.04%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.54%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.03%) Smart Home
8 5 (2.53%) FMCG
8 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.53%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.52%) EPoS
11 2 (1.01%) Clustering
11 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.51%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.63%) Windows
2 20 (10.10%) Linux
3 8 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.54%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.53%) Unix
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.01%) CentOS
7 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.76%) E-Commerce
2 44 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (14.65%) DevOps
5 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 20 (10.10%) Project Delivery
7 17 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (8.59%) Mentoring
7 17 (8.59%) MVC
7 17 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.58%) Multichannel Retail
9 13 (6.57%) ITIL
9 13 (6.57%) Web Development
10 12 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.56%) CRM
11 11 (5.56%) Microservices
12 10 (5.05%) Coaching
13 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (4.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.68%) SQL
2 34 (17.17%) C#
3 31 (15.66%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.09%) Java
5 17 (8.59%) Python
6 14 (7.07%) C++
7 13 (6.57%) Go
8 12 (6.06%) T-SQL
9 11 (5.56%) PHP
9 11 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (4.04%) C
11 7 (3.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (3.03%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.53%) Perl
14 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.52%) ABAP
16 2 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (1.01%) Pascal
16 2 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (6.57%) Degree
2 6 (3.03%) PhD
3 5 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.02%) MCSE
4 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) CISM
7 1 (0.51%) LPIC
7 1 (0.51%) MCSA
7 1 (0.51%) OSCP
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.02%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.52%) PMO
4 2 (1.01%) COBIT
4 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.56%) Docker
3 5 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.55%) SCCM
1 9 (4.55%) SCOM
1 9 (4.55%) WSUS
2 8 (4.04%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.54%) Ansible
3 7 (3.54%) Terraform
4 4 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.52%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.01%) Packer
7 1 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (21.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.10%) Google
3 15 (7.58%) Capita
4 8 (4.04%) Oracle
4 8 (4.04%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.54%) HP
5 7 (3.54%) NetApp
5 7 (3.54%) SAP
6 6 (3.03%) Adobe
6 6 (3.03%) Cisco
7 4 (2.02%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.02%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.02%) Nintex
7 4 (2.02%) Remedy
7 4 (2.02%) VMware
8 3 (1.52%) BiZZdesign
9 2 (1.01%) PagerDuty
9 2 (1.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Zend