Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 121 132
Rank change year-on-year +20 +11 +35
Permanent jobs citing Customer Requirements 225 244 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.75% 2.44% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.68% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 133 136 115
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -23.86%
10th Percentile £25,300 £30,625 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,375 £67,625
England median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.37% - -

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 7,445 9,121 10,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.96% 91.29% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 7,362 8,055
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -12 93 £45,000 -21.74% 15
Worcestershire +29 42 £44,000 +25.71% 12
Warwickshire +42 31 £50,000 +45.99% 7
Staffordshire +20 29 £40,000 +9.59% 2
Coventry +4 11 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £35,000 -
Shropshire +4 4 - - 1
Dudley - 1 £24,500 -
Solihull - 1 £35,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 88 (39.11%) Presales
2 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
3 59 (26.22%) Scrum
3 59 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (26.22%) Office 365
4 58 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (25.33%) Windows
6 49 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (21.33%) Project Management
8 40 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 39 (17.33%) Data Protection
10 38 (16.89%) Windows Server
11 37 (16.44%) GDPR
11 37 (16.44%) Security Cleared
11 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
12 34 (15.11%) SDLC
13 32 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (14.22%) .NET
13 32 (14.22%) JavaScript
13 32 (14.22%) ITIL
13 32 (14.22%) Citrix
13 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (14.22%) Degree
14 31 (13.78%) MCSE
14 31 (13.78%) SQL
15 30 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (12.44%) Finance
17 27 (12.00%) HTML
17 27 (12.00%) 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 14 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.56%) IIS
3 5 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.78%) Confluence
5 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (6.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (5.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (1.78%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.33%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 59 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 59 (26.22%) Office 365
2 32 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.11%) Google Play
4 4 (1.78%) SaaS
5 3 (1.33%) IaaS
5 3 (1.33%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.33%) PaaS
6 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.67%) Network Security
2 16 (7.11%) Unified Communications
3 15 (6.67%) Internet
4 9 (4.00%) LAN
5 6 (2.67%) TETRA
6 5 (2.22%) RTP
7 4 (1.78%) WAN
8 3 (1.33%) Firewall
8 3 (1.33%) Skype
8 3 (1.33%) Wireless
9 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.89%) VLAN
10 1 (0.44%) BGP
10 1 (0.44%) DHCP
10 1 (0.44%) HTTP
10 1 (0.44%) MPLS
10 1 (0.44%) OSPF
10 1 (0.44%) SSH
10 1 (0.44%) TACACS
10 1 (0.44%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.44%) MySQL
3 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.78%) Power BI
6 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) Redis
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.11%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.89%) Selenium
4 11 (4.89%) Subversion
5 8 (3.56%) JIRA
6 7 (3.11%) NUnit
6 7 (3.11%) Protractor
7 4 (1.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.78%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.33%) eCATT
8 3 (1.33%) LSMW
9 2 (0.89%) git-flow
General
1 28 (12.44%) Finance
2 14 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.00%) Marketing
4 6 (2.67%) Retail
5 5 (2.22%) Billing
6 4 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.78%) Publishing
7 2 (0.89%) Law
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.44%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (28.44%) Architect
2 48 (21.33%) Developer
3 36 (16.00%) Analyst
4 34 (15.11%) Technical Architect
5 26 (11.56%) Business Analyst
6 23 (10.22%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (9.33%) Lead Developer
8 20 (8.89%) Consultant
9 10 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Software Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.00%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.11%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.67%) ITSM Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) Service Architect
13 5 (2.22%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.22%) .NET
2 27 (12.00%) CSS
2 27 (12.00%) HTML
2 27 (12.00%) SOAP
3 20 (8.89%) REST
4 16 (7.11%) XML
5 12 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.00%) Spring
8 8 (3.56%) Drools
9 5 (2.22%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.22%) jQuery
9 5 (2.22%) JSON
9 5 (2.22%) Web Services
9 5 (2.22%) WPF
10 4 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.33%) EDI
11 3 (1.33%) IDoc
11 3 (1.33%) Middleware
11 3 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.11%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.22%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.33%) LIMS
9 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.89%) Life Science
9 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) User Experience
10 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
10 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.44%) PKI
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.33%) Windows
2 38 (16.89%) Windows Server
3 30 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (4.44%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.00%) Android
5 9 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.56%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.56%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.78%) Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Debian
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.11%) Presales
2 59 (26.22%) Scrum
3 58 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (21.78%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (21.33%) Project Management
6 39 (17.33%) Data Protection
7 34 (15.11%) SDLC
8 32 (14.22%) ITIL
9 25 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (9.78%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (9.78%) Programme Management
10 22 (9.78%) Server Virtualisation
10 22 (9.78%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 21 (9.33%) Service Delivery
12 20 (8.89%) Business Development
12 20 (8.89%) Technical Leadership
13 19 (8.44%) Commercial Awareness
13 19 (8.44%) IT Strategy
13 19 (8.44%) SOA
14 17 (7.56%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.22%) JavaScript
2 31 (13.78%) SQL
3 26 (11.56%) Java
4 25 (11.11%) C#
5 12 (5.33%) C
6 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.33%) ABAP
10 2 (0.89%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.89%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.22%) Degree
2 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (13.78%) MCSE
4 22 (9.78%) MCP
5 20 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.56%) IIBA
6 8 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.11%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.11%) HNC
7 7 (3.11%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.67%) ISEB
9 5 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.33%) CCIE
11 3 (1.33%) CCNP
11 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.89%) APMP
12 2 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.44%) GDPR
2 24 (10.67%) QA
3 5 (2.22%) SLA
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) GPG13
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.44%) XenApp
2 10 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 9 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
1 10 (4.44%) SCOrch
2 9 (4.00%) SCCM
3 8 (3.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.89%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.89%) SCSM
4 2 (0.89%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.44%) Cacti
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.22%) Citrix
3 20 (8.89%) VMware
4 13 (5.78%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.44%) MobileIron
5 10 (4.44%) SAP
6 8 (3.56%) Ivanti
6 8 (3.56%) Oracle
7 7 (3.11%) Google
8 5 (2.22%) Cisco
9 4 (1.78%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.78%) Juniper
9 4 (1.78%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.33%) Cadence
11 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.89%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.44%) Arqiva
12 1 (0.44%) Extreme Networks
12 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.44%) Lotus