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

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 132 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 228 231 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.42% 2.36% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.61% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 151 112 174
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £30,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,625 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -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 8,466 8,847 11,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.74% 90.37% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,497 7,262 8,769
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 June 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 June 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 -43 95 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Staffordshire +27 48 £37,500 +2.74% 2
Coventry +29 41 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Warwickshire +4 13 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Sutton Coldfield +6 8 £36,250 +39.42% 1
Worcestershire +26 5 - - 5
Shropshire -2 3 £55,000 +50.68% 3
Solihull +7 2 £32,750 -18.13% 1
Walsall -3 1 £37,500 +2.74% 2
Wolverhampton -17 1 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Smethwick - 1 £34,000 -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 78 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 71 (31.14%) Presales
3 65 (28.51%) Finance
4 64 (28.07%) Project Management
5 52 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (20.18%) Windows
7 41 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 39 (17.11%) Active Directory
9 36 (15.79%) Citrix
9 36 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (15.35%) Office 365
11 33 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (13.60%) Self-Motivation
13 30 (13.16%) .NET
14 29 (12.72%) ITIL
15 28 (12.28%) Change Management
15 28 (12.28%) C#
15 28 (12.28%) VMware
15 28 (12.28%) SDLC
16 27 (11.84%) Project Planning
17 26 (11.40%) Manufacturing
18 25 (10.96%) Security Cleared
19 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
19 24 (10.53%) XenApp
19 24 (10.53%) Windows 10
20 23 (10.09%) Windows Server
20 23 (10.09%) Business Process Analysis
20 23 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
20 23 (10.09%) SAP

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 7 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.63%) CMS
3 4 (1.75%) Drupal
3 4 (1.75%) JBoss
3 4 (1.75%) WordPress
4 3 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.88%) Sitefinity
5 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 33 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.44%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 6 (2.63%) SAP QM
2 4 (1.75%) Magento
2 4 (1.75%) Shopify
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.44%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.35%) Office 365
3 16 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.75%) Basecamp
6 3 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.88%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.58%) Remote Desktop
2 12 (5.26%) Network Security
3 6 (2.63%) Internet
4 5 (2.19%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.32%) Firewall
5 3 (1.32%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) AMQP
7 1 (0.44%) HTTP
7 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) Modbus
7 1 (0.44%) MPLS
7 1 (0.44%) SSH
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) VSAN
7 1 (0.44%) WAN
7 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.32%) MySQL
3 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
5 1 (0.44%) Lumira
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Redis
5 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.39%) eCATT
2 10 (4.39%) LSMW
3 6 (2.63%) JIRA
3 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.75%) git-flow
5 3 (1.32%) Subversion
5 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 65 (28.51%) Finance
2 26 (11.40%) Manufacturing
3 23 (10.09%) Retail
4 18 (7.89%) Publishing
5 13 (5.70%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.39%) Billing
7 6 (2.63%) Marketing
8 4 (1.75%) Banking
8 4 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.88%) Automotive
9 2 (0.88%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (33.33%) Consultant
2 31 (13.60%) Analyst
3 29 (12.72%) Developer
4 27 (11.84%) Implementation Consultant
5 26 (11.40%) Software Consultant
5 26 (11.40%) Software Implementation Consultant
6 25 (10.96%) Architect
6 25 (10.96%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 18 (7.89%) SAP Consultant
8 18 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
9 15 (6.58%) Technical Architect
10 12 (5.26%) Service Manager
11 11 (4.82%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.95%) Logistics Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Project Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) SAP Logistics Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Software Analyst
14 8 (3.51%) Service Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.16%) .NET
2 15 (6.58%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.26%) HTML
4 11 (4.82%) EDI
5 10 (4.39%) CSS
5 10 (4.39%) IDoc
6 7 (3.07%) XML
7 6 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.63%) Spring
8 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.19%) BAPI
8 5 (2.19%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.19%) SAP ALE
8 5 (2.19%) SAP Smart Forms
8 5 (2.19%) SAPUI5
9 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.75%) JPA
9 4 (1.75%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.75%) Spring MVC
9 4 (1.75%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (13.60%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (7.02%) User Experience
4 13 (5.70%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.39%) LIMS
6 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.63%) Fintech
7 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.63%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.19%) CMDB
8 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.44%) iPhone
12 1 (0.44%) iSeries
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Licensing
12 1 (0.44%) SCADA
12 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.18%) Windows
2 24 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 23 (10.09%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.14%) Presales
2 64 (28.07%) Project Management
3 52 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (12.72%) ITIL
6 28 (12.28%) Change Management
6 28 (12.28%) SDLC
7 27 (11.84%) Project Planning
8 23 (10.09%) Business Process Analysis
8 23 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (9.65%) Decision-Making
9 22 (9.65%) Scrum
10 21 (9.21%) Service Delivery
11 20 (8.77%) Data Protection
11 20 (8.77%) Product Management
11 20 (8.77%) Service Management
12 17 (7.46%) Commercial Awareness
12 17 (7.46%) Document Management
12 17 (7.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.28%) C#
2 20 (8.77%) SQL
3 15 (6.58%) ABAP
4 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.70%) Java
6 11 (4.82%) VB
7 9 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.19%) C
9 5 (2.19%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) COBOL
10 2 (0.88%) Java 8
10 2 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (8.33%) MCSE
4 15 (6.58%) Degree
4 15 (6.58%) MCP
5 12 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (4.82%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.63%) IIBA
7 6 (2.63%) MCSA
8 5 (2.19%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.75%) HND
9 4 (1.75%) ISEB
10 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.88%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.44%) CCNA
12 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.44%) HNC
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) QA
2 6 (2.63%) SLA
3 5 (2.19%) GDPR
4 2 (0.88%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 39 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.53%) XenApp
3 22 (9.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.65%) XenDesktop
4 15 (6.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.39%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.32%) Docker
8 2 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.88%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
1 21 (9.21%) SCOrch
2 15 (6.58%) SCCM
2 15 (6.58%) SCDPM
2 15 (6.58%) SCSM
2 15 (6.58%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.19%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.88%) Ambari
5 2 (0.88%) logstash
5 2 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 78 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.79%) Citrix
3 28 (12.28%) VMware
4 23 (10.09%) SAP
5 12 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.19%) Apple
6 5 (2.19%) NVIDIA
7 4 (1.75%) Adobe
8 3 (1.32%) Capita
9 2 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.88%) Symantec
9 2 (0.88%) Tableau
10 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.44%) F5
10 1 (0.44%) IFS
10 1 (0.44%) Infor
10 1 (0.44%) Snow
10 1 (0.44%) Twitter