Period
to 16 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Manufacturing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 64 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manufacturing 392 411 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.34% 4.11% 4.76%
As % of the General category 11.37% 10.95% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 257 273 276
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +13.33% -13.79%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,750 £21,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -2.13% -6.00%

Manufacturing 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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,448 3,754 4,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.13% 37.51% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,628 2,994 3,528
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,964 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.01% +1.93% -

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
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 Manufacturing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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 +16 141 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Coventry -6 64 £43,750 -2.78% 20
Warwickshire +4 34 £42,410 -14.75% 31
Staffordshire +3 34 £47,500 +46.15% 11
Solihull +19 19 £42,500 -51.43% 2
Worcestershire +14 19 £25,500 -33.77% 16
Dudley - 15 £34,000 - 2
Shropshire +23 11 £27,500 -26.67% 5
Wolverhampton -10 5 £26,000 -22.39% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £26,750 - 9
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Wednesbury - 2 £43,250 -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 - 4
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing.

1 140 (35.71%) Finance
2 138 (35.20%) SAP
3 107 (27.30%) Retail
4 78 (19.90%) ERP
5 77 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (17.60%) SQL
7 67 (17.09%) Microsoft
8 63 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (14.54%) C#
10 56 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
11 55 (14.03%) Project Management
12 52 (13.27%) Publishing
12 52 (13.27%) Windows
13 46 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (10.71%) Automotive
15 40 (10.20%) SQL Server
15 40 (10.20%) Logistics
16 39 (9.95%) Degree
17 38 (9.69%) CRM
18 33 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
18 33 (8.42%) ITIL
18 33 (8.42%) Active Directory
19 31 (7.91%) Coaching
20 30 (7.65%) Management Information System
20 30 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
21 29 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
21 29 (7.40%) Mentoring
21 29 (7.40%) Presales
22 28 (7.14%) Analytics
22 28 (7.14%) Dynamics AX

Manufacturing
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 12 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.30%) CMS
2 9 (2.30%) IIS
3 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) WordPress
5 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 33 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.79%) Houdini
4 7 (1.79%) Maya
5 5 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.77%) CATIA
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.77%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.26%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.26%) Simulink
9 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 26 (6.63%) SAP APO
3 22 (5.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (4.85%) SAP SCM
5 17 (4.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (4.08%) SAP EWM
7 13 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (3.32%) NetSuite
8 12 (3.06%) SAP ERP
8 12 (3.06%) SAP SD
9 11 (2.81%) SAP QM
10 9 (2.30%) SAP CO
10 9 (2.30%) SAP FI
10 9 (2.30%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (2.30%) SAP PP
11 5 (1.28%) SAP Business One
11 5 (1.28%) SAP PM
11 5 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (1.02%) SAP R/3
12 4 (1.02%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.61%) Office 365
2 12 (3.06%) SuccessFactors
3 10 (2.55%) SaaS
4 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.53%) IaaS
7 4 (1.02%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.08%) WAN
3 13 (3.32%) LAN
4 9 (2.30%) SSL
5 8 (2.04%) DHCP
5 8 (2.04%) Wireless
6 7 (1.79%) DNS
6 7 (1.79%) WLAN
7 6 (1.53%) Firewall
7 6 (1.53%) VPN
8 4 (1.02%) RFID
8 4 (1.02%) Skype
9 2 (0.51%) Intranet
9 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.26%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.26%) Network Security
10 1 (0.26%) RS-485
10 1 (0.26%) SNMP
10 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.53%) MySQL
4 6 (1.53%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.51%) Power BI
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (3.83%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.02%) eCATT
3 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.02%) LSMW
4 1 (0.26%) CANoe
4 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 140 (35.71%) Finance
2 107 (27.30%) Retail
3 52 (13.27%) Publishing
4 42 (10.71%) Automotive
5 18 (4.59%) Marketing
6 12 (3.06%) Advertising
6 12 (3.06%) Electronics
6 12 (3.06%) Legal
7 10 (2.55%) Banking
8 9 (2.30%) Law
9 6 (1.53%) Digital Economy
9 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.28%) Back Office
10 5 (1.28%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 64 (16.33%) Analyst
2 55 (14.03%) Consultant
3 49 (12.50%) Developer
4 31 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 28 (7.14%) Architect
5 28 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
6 26 (6.63%) IT Support
7 21 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.10%) IT Analyst
8 20 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.34%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.34%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.34%) IT Engineer
10 16 (4.08%) Senior Manager
10 16 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
11 14 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (3.57%) SAP Architect
11 14 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.81%) Administrator
12 11 (2.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.36%) .NET
2 18 (4.59%) CSS
3 17 (4.34%) Web Services
4 15 (3.83%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.81%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.81%) Entity Framework
5 11 (2.81%) JSON
6 9 (2.30%) EDI
6 9 (2.30%) HTML
6 9 (2.30%) jQuery
6 9 (2.30%) LINQ
6 9 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (2.30%) WCF
6 9 (2.30%) WinForms
7 7 (1.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (1.02%) IDoc
8 4 (1.02%) REST
8 4 (1.02%) SOAP
9 3 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (7.65%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.06%) FMCG
7 10 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
8 7 (1.79%) Industry 4.0
8 7 (1.79%) SCADA
9 5 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.02%) LIMS
11 3 (0.77%) AS400
11 3 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.77%) iSeries
12 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.51%) Social Media
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.27%) Windows
2 19 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (4.59%) Windows 7
4 15 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.28%) Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.90%) ERP
2 77 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (14.03%) Project Management
4 46 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (10.20%) Logistics
6 38 (9.69%) CRM
7 33 (8.42%) ITIL
8 31 (7.91%) Coaching
9 30 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (7.40%) Mentoring
10 29 (7.40%) Presales
11 28 (7.14%) Analytics
12 27 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (6.89%) PRINCE2
12 27 (6.89%) Project Planning
12 27 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (5.61%) Integration Testing
14 21 (5.36%) Decision-Making
14 21 (5.36%) Migration
15 20 (5.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.60%) SQL
2 57 (14.54%) C#
3 21 (5.36%) C++
3 21 (5.36%) Python
4 20 (5.10%) C
4 20 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.08%) Java
6 9 (2.30%) VB
6 9 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.79%) ABAP
7 7 (1.79%) X++
8 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.02%) Perl
9 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.51%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.26%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (9.95%) Degree
2 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.08%) APMP
4 6 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.28%) BC Cleared
5 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.28%) CPIM
6 4 (1.02%) CCDP
6 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.02%) HNC
6 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) HND
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ISEB
8 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) MCITP
9 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.57%) QA
2 12 (3.06%) ISO 9001
3 10 (2.55%) GDPR
4 9 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.04%) PMO
6 7 (1.79%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) IASME
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.26%) NetVault Backup
2 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 138 (35.20%) SAP
2 67 (17.09%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.59%) Oracle
4 14 (3.57%) Epicor
5 13 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.06%) Infor
6 12 (3.06%) JD Edwards
7 10 (2.55%) HP
7 10 (2.55%) VMware
8 9 (2.30%) LexisNexis
8 9 (2.30%) Sage
9 7 (1.79%) Google
9 7 (1.79%) IFS
10 6 (1.53%) Mitel
10 6 (1.53%) WatchGuard
11 5 (1.28%) EMC
11 5 (1.28%) Tableau
12 4 (1.02%) Adobe
12 4 (1.02%) Juniper
13 3 (0.77%) Baan