Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 134 126
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8 +45
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 221 227 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.56% 2.29% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.50% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 136 113 138
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.77% -27.78%
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £76,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Customer Requirements 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,793 9,064 10,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.40% 91.41% 90.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,964 7,420 8,343
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Birmingham +1 98 £44,000 -23.48% 15
Staffordshire +27 41 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Worcestershire +24 25 £44,000 -6.38% 4
Warwickshire +42 16 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Coventry +13 14 £42,500 - 4
Sutton Coldfield -15 12 £35,000 +34.62%
Solihull - 3 £35,000 - 1
Shropshire +1 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton +4 1 £47,500 -32.14%
Dudley - 1 £24,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 73 (33.03%) Microsoft
2 70 (31.67%) Presales
3 58 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (22.17%) Finance
5 48 (21.72%) Project Management
6 47 (21.27%) Scrum
7 41 (18.55%) Windows
8 40 (18.10%) ITIL
8 40 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (17.19%) Office 365
10 37 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (15.84%) Security Cleared
11 35 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (13.57%) SDLC
13 30 (13.57%) Windows Server
13 30 (13.57%) C#
13 30 (13.57%) .NET
14 29 (13.12%) Active Directory
15 28 (12.67%) Service Management
15 28 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (12.67%) SQL Server
15 28 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (12.22%) JavaScript
17 25 (11.31%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (11.31%) MCSE
18 24 (10.86%) Citrix
18 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (10.41%) Data Protection

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.81%) JBoss
4 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (11.31%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (9.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (9.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (8.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.45%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.90%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.90%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.45%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (17.19%) Office 365
3 28 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.50%) Network Security
2 10 (4.52%) Internet
3 7 (3.17%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.81%) LAN
4 4 (1.81%) RTP
5 3 (1.36%) WAN
6 2 (0.90%) Firewall
6 2 (0.90%) Wireless
7 1 (0.45%) HTTP
7 1 (0.45%) Modbus
7 1 (0.45%) TETRA
7 1 (0.45%) VoIP
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.45%) Lumira
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) Redis
5 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.17%) Subversion
3 6 (2.71%) JIRA
4 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.81%) eCATT
5 4 (1.81%) git-flow
5 4 (1.81%) LSMW
5 4 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.90%) Selenium
6 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (22.17%) Finance
2 15 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.98%) Retail
4 10 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.62%) Marketing
5 8 (3.62%) Publishing
6 6 (2.71%) Billing
7 3 (1.36%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.45%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (19.91%) Developer
2 43 (19.46%) Architect
3 42 (19.00%) Analyst
4 34 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 29 (13.12%) Technical Architect
6 25 (11.31%) Consultant
7 17 (7.69%) Service Manager
8 14 (6.33%) Lead Developer
8 14 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 14 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.43%) Implementation Consultant
9 12 (5.43%) Software Analyst
9 12 (5.43%) Software Consultant
9 12 (5.43%) Software Implementation Consultant
10 11 (4.98%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.52%) Operations Manager
11 10 (4.52%) Service Operations Manager
12 9 (4.07%) .NET Developer
13 8 (3.62%) SAP Consultant
14 7 (3.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.57%) .NET
2 22 (9.95%) CSS
2 22 (9.95%) HTML
3 17 (7.69%) SOAP
4 13 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.88%) REST
5 11 (4.98%) XML
6 9 (4.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.17%) Spring
8 5 (2.26%) WPF
9 4 (1.81%) Drools
9 4 (1.81%) EDI
9 4 (1.81%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.81%) Java EE
9 4 (1.81%) JavaBeans
9 4 (1.81%) JPA
9 4 (1.81%) jQuery
9 4 (1.81%) JSON
9 4 (1.81%) Spring MVC
9 4 (1.81%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.81%) CMDB
6 4 (1.81%) LIMS
6 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) PMI
8 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) SCADA
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.55%) Windows
2 30 (13.57%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.81%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.67%) Presales
2 58 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.72%) Project Management
4 47 (21.27%) Scrum
5 40 (18.10%) ITIL
6 37 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (13.57%) SDLC
9 28 (12.67%) Service Management
10 23 (10.41%) Acceptance Criteria
10 23 (10.41%) Data Protection
11 21 (9.50%) Commercial Awareness
11 21 (9.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (9.05%) Change Management
12 20 (9.05%) Programme Management
12 20 (9.05%) Server Virtualisation
12 20 (9.05%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 18 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (7.69%) MVC
15 16 (7.24%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.57%) C#
2 27 (12.22%) JavaScript
3 23 (10.41%) SQL
4 19 (8.60%) Java
5 10 (4.52%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.71%) C
8 4 (1.81%) ABAP
8 4 (1.81%) VB
9 2 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
10 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (11.31%) MCSE
4 23 (10.41%) Degree
5 20 (9.05%) MCP
6 19 (8.60%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (5.43%) IIBA
8 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.26%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.81%) HNC
10 4 (1.81%) ISEB
10 4 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.90%) HND
12 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.45%) CCDP
13 1 (0.45%) CCIE
13 1 (0.45%) CCNA
13 1 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.41%) GDPR
2 15 (6.79%) QA
3 8 (3.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) GPG13
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (13.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.81%) XenApp
3 4 (1.81%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.52%) SCCM
2 4 (1.81%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.81%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 73 (33.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.86%) Citrix
3 21 (9.50%) ServiceNow
4 11 (4.98%) SAP
5 5 (2.26%) Oracle
5 5 (2.26%) VMware
6 4 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.81%) Ivanti
7 3 (1.36%) Cadence
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco
8 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.45%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.45%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.45%) Juniper
9 1 (0.45%) Lotus
9 1 (0.45%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.45%) Sophos
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec