Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 128 122
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +42
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 218 224 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.41% 2.25% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.46% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 143 106 170
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,625 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £76,875 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% -3.16%

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 8,170 9,112 10,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.42% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,256 7,534 8,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -20 103 £42,500 -7.73% 10
Staffordshire +30 47 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Coventry +17 28 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Sutton Coldfield -5 10 £36,250 +39.42%
Warwickshire +22 8 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Worcestershire +14 6 £44,000 +25.71% 4
Solihull +9 2 £32,750 -18.13%
Shropshire -6 2 £60,000 +84.62% 1
Wolverhampton -12 1 £47,500 -32.14%
Dudley - 1 £24,500 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £34,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 76 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 72 (33.03%) Presales
3 59 (27.06%) Finance
3 59 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (26.15%) Project Management
5 40 (18.35%) Windows
6 39 (17.89%) ITIL
7 34 (15.60%) C#
7 34 (15.60%) .NET
8 33 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
9 32 (14.68%) Scrum
10 31 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (14.22%) Office 365
11 29 (13.30%) Change Management
12 27 (12.39%) Active Directory
12 27 (12.39%) Citrix
12 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (12.39%) SDLC
13 26 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (11.47%) SQL Server
14 25 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (11.01%) Windows Server
15 24 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (11.01%) Service Management
16 23 (10.55%) MCSE
16 23 (10.55%) Commercial Awareness
16 23 (10.55%) Acceptance Criteria
17 22 (10.09%) Data Protection
17 22 (10.09%) Microsoft Office

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 13 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.75%) JBoss
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.92%) Apache
4 2 (0.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (10.09%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (7.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (7.80%) MS Visio
4 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.46%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.46%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.46%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.22%) Office 365
3 24 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.92%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) IaaS
7 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.26%) Network Security
2 9 (4.13%) Internet
3 6 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.92%) LAN
4 2 (0.92%) VPN
4 2 (0.92%) WAN
4 2 (0.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.46%) Firewall
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.46%) Modbus
5 1 (0.46%) SSH
5 1 (0.46%) SSL
5 1 (0.46%) VoIP
5 1 (0.46%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) MySQL
3 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.46%) Lumira
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.46%) Redis
5 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.75%) git-flow
3 5 (2.29%) JIRA
4 4 (1.83%) eCATT
4 4 (1.83%) LSMW
5 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.92%) Subversion
5 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (27.06%) Finance
2 13 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.50%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.50%) Retail
4 8 (3.67%) Publishing
5 7 (3.21%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Billing
7 3 (1.38%) Automotive
8 2 (0.92%) Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) German Language
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.46%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (22.02%) Consultant
2 36 (16.51%) Analyst
3 34 (15.60%) Developer
4 33 (15.14%) Business Analyst
5 29 (13.30%) Architect
6 23 (10.55%) Implementation Consultant
6 23 (10.55%) Software Consultant
6 23 (10.55%) Software Implementation Consultant
6 23 (10.55%) Technical Architect
7 17 (7.80%) Project Manager
8 16 (7.34%) Senior Developer
9 14 (6.42%) Service Manager
10 12 (5.50%) Software Analyst
11 11 (5.05%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.59%) Operations Manager
12 10 (4.59%) Service Operations Manager
12 10 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (3.67%) Project Consultant
13 8 (3.67%) SAP Consultant
14 7 (3.21%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.60%) .NET
2 15 (6.88%) HTML
3 14 (6.42%) CSS
4 13 (5.96%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.13%) Spring
5 9 (4.13%) XML
6 8 (3.67%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.75%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.75%) Java EE
7 6 (2.75%) JavaBeans
7 6 (2.75%) JPA
7 6 (2.75%) REST
7 6 (2.75%) Spring Boot
7 6 (2.75%) Spring MVC
7 6 (2.75%) Spring Security
8 5 (2.29%) SOAP
8 5 (2.29%) Web Services
8 5 (2.29%) WPF
9 4 (1.83%) EDI
9 4 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.21%) User Experience
5 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) CMDB
6 4 (1.83%) Fintech
6 4 (1.83%) LIMS
7 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
9 1 (0.46%) iSeries
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.46%) PMI
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.35%) Windows
2 24 (11.01%) Windows Server
3 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.92%) Android
5 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.92%) Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.03%) Presales
2 59 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.15%) Project Management
4 39 (17.89%) ITIL
5 32 (14.68%) Scrum
6 31 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (13.30%) Change Management
8 27 (12.39%) SDLC
9 25 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (11.01%) Service Management
11 23 (10.55%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (10.55%) Commercial Awareness
12 22 (10.09%) Data Protection
13 21 (9.63%) Business Process Analysis
14 20 (9.17%) Decision-Making
14 20 (9.17%) Project Planning
15 19 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (8.26%) Programme Management
16 18 (8.26%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.60%) C#
2 18 (8.26%) JavaScript
2 18 (8.26%) SQL
3 11 (5.05%) Java
4 10 (4.59%) VB
4 10 (4.59%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.75%) C
6 4 (1.83%) ABAP
6 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.92%) C++
7 2 (0.92%) Java 8
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (10.55%) MCSE
4 21 (9.63%) MCP
5 20 (9.17%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (5.50%) Degree
6 12 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.05%) IIBA
8 3 (1.38%) MCSA
9 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.92%) HND
10 1 (0.46%) CCDP
10 1 (0.46%) CCIE
10 1 (0.46%) CCNA
10 1 (0.46%) CISA
10 1 (0.46%) CISM
10 1 (0.46%) CISSP
10 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.46%) RHCA
10 1 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) GDPR
2 9 (4.13%) SLA
3 5 (2.29%) QA
4 3 (1.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.46%) GPG13
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.13%) XenApp
4 7 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.21%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.38%) Docker
8 2 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.92%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) SCCM
2 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (3.21%) SCOrch
3 6 (2.75%) SCDPM
3 6 (2.75%) SCSM
3 6 (2.75%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.83%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.92%) Ambari
5 2 (0.92%) logstash
5 2 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 76 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.39%) Citrix
3 18 (8.26%) ServiceNow
4 12 (5.50%) VMware
5 11 (5.05%) SAP
6 5 (2.29%) Capita
7 4 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.92%) Cadence
8 2 (0.92%) HP
8 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.46%) arcserve
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco
9 1 (0.46%) Dell
9 1 (0.46%) IBM
9 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.46%) Lotus
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.46%) Sophos
9 1 (0.46%) Symantec