Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 49 82
Rank change year-on-year -28 +33 +1
Permanent jobs citing Presales 275 439 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.48% 4.69% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 5.15% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 175 186 205
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £46,250 £39,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

Presales 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 7,282 8,517 9,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.10% 91.07% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 6,549 7,675
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
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 Presales within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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 -11 167 £67,500 +17.39% 28
Coventry +11 43 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Solihull +24 34 £57,500 +0.88% 4
Warwickshire -6 14 £52,500 - 3
Worcestershire -15 5 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Staffordshire +7 1 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 120 (43.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (42.55%) Microsoft
3 79 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (25.09%) Project Management
4 69 (25.09%) ITIL
5 68 (24.73%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (24.73%) Office 365
6 67 (24.36%) Data Centre
7 66 (24.00%) Data Protection
8 58 (21.09%) GDPR
8 58 (21.09%) Cisco
9 56 (20.36%) Finance
10 54 (19.64%) Customer Requirements
11 49 (17.82%) Service Management
12 46 (16.73%) SQL
12 46 (16.73%) Service Delivery
13 45 (16.36%) CCNP
14 42 (15.27%) DevOps
15 41 (14.91%) IaaS
15 41 (14.91%) PaaS
15 41 (14.91%) WAN
15 41 (14.91%) PRINCE2
16 40 (14.55%) Hybrid Cloud
17 39 (14.18%) IT Strategy
18 38 (13.82%) Public Cloud
19 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
19 36 (13.09%) Self-Motivation
20 35 (12.73%) VMware
21 34 (12.36%) Firewall
21 34 (12.36%) Line Management

Presales
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 22 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.09%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (3.27%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.45%) HFM
3 4 (1.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 120 (43.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (24.73%) Office 365
4 41 (14.91%) IaaS
4 41 (14.91%) PaaS
5 29 (10.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (8.73%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (6.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (5.45%) Amazon ECS
8 15 (5.45%) Amazon S3
8 15 (5.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (3.64%) SaaS
10 9 (3.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 8 (2.91%) Azure Functions
11 8 (2.91%) Azure Machine Learning
11 8 (2.91%) Serverless
12 5 (1.82%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.91%) WAN
2 34 (12.36%) Firewall
3 30 (10.91%) LAN
4 28 (10.18%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (10.18%) Unified Communications
4 28 (10.18%) VPN
5 23 (8.36%) BGP
5 23 (8.36%) MPLS
6 21 (7.64%) OSPF
7 13 (4.73%) Ethernet
7 13 (4.73%) Network Security
7 13 (4.73%) VPLS
7 13 (4.73%) xDSL
8 12 (4.36%) Skype
8 12 (4.36%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (3.27%) DNS
9 9 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (2.18%) TETRA
10 6 (2.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 25 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 15 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.82%) Power BI
6 4 (1.45%) Essbase
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.09%) Big Data
7 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.73%) MySQL
8 2 (0.73%) OLTP
9 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.36%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) MSI
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (20.36%) Finance
2 25 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.36%) Marketing
4 8 (2.91%) Retail
5 6 (2.18%) Banking
6 5 (1.82%) Law
6 5 (1.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 147 (53.45%) Architect
2 93 (33.82%) Solutions Architect
3 39 (14.18%) Consultant
4 34 (12.36%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (9.45%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 20 (7.27%) Network Architect
7 18 (6.55%) Lead Architect
8 17 (6.18%) Presales Consultant
8 17 (6.18%) Technical Architect
9 12 (4.36%) Lead Cloud Architect
10 11 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.64%) Network Manager
11 10 (3.64%) Service Architect
11 10 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (2.91%) Analyst
12 8 (2.91%) Azure Architect
12 8 (2.91%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.91%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (2.91%) Network Engineer
13 7 (2.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.82%) .NET
1 27 (9.82%) Web Services
2 15 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.91%) JSON
3 8 (2.91%) SAML
4 6 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.82%) LDAP
5 5 (1.82%) Sass
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (24.36%) Data Centre
2 40 (14.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 38 (13.82%) Public Cloud
4 36 (13.09%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (6.91%) Private Cloud
6 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.00%) CESG
7 11 (4.00%) Driving Licence
8 10 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.82%) CMDB
10 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.82%) PKI
11 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.73%) Industry 4.0
13 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.00%) Linux
2 21 (7.64%) Windows
3 5 (1.82%) Unix
3 5 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (0.36%) SUSE
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.09%) ITIL
1 69 (25.09%) Project Management
2 66 (24.00%) Data Protection
3 54 (19.64%) Customer Requirements
4 49 (17.82%) Service Management
5 46 (16.73%) Service Delivery
6 42 (15.27%) DevOps
7 41 (14.91%) PRINCE2
8 39 (14.18%) IT Strategy
9 34 (12.36%) ITIL V3
9 34 (12.36%) Line Management
10 29 (10.55%) Due Diligence
10 29 (10.55%) Migration
10 29 (10.55%) Technology Roadmap
10 29 (10.55%) TOGAF
11 27 (9.82%) B2B
12 26 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 26 (9.45%) Thought Leadership
13 24 (8.73%) Business Development
13 24 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.73%) SQL
2 18 (6.55%) Java
3 17 (6.18%) Python
4 15 (5.45%) C
5 12 (4.36%) Scala
6 10 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.27%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.18%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.82%) C#
11 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (24.73%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (16.36%) CCNP
3 31 (11.27%) CCDP
4 24 (8.73%) CCIE
4 24 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.36%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.00%) Degree
7 18 (6.55%) CCSP
7 18 (6.55%) JNCIA
7 18 (6.55%) JNCIE
7 18 (6.55%) JNCIP
8 17 (6.18%) CCNA
9 14 (5.09%) MCSE
10 11 (4.00%) ISEB
10 11 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (4.00%) PMI Certification
11 10 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (3.64%) PMP
12 9 (3.27%) CCIE Service Provider
13 6 (2.18%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (21.09%) GDPR
2 19 (6.91%) PCI DSS
3 17 (6.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.64%) SLA
5 9 (3.27%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.82%) GPG13
7 3 (1.09%) QA
8 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 25 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (4.00%) Docker
5 9 (3.27%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.91%) XenApp
7 2 (0.73%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.82%) FortiGate
2 15 (5.45%) Cacti
2 15 (5.45%) Terraform
3 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.09%) Puppet
4 13 (4.73%) Observium
5 10 (3.64%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.27%) SCVMM
7 8 (2.91%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (2.91%) NetBackup
8 7 (2.55%) SCCM
9 3 (1.09%) Ansible
9 3 (1.09%) MIIS
9 3 (1.09%) SCOM
10 2 (0.73%) Nagios
10 2 (0.73%) Salt
11 1 (0.36%) Netcool
11 1 (0.36%) Packer
11 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 117 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 58 (21.09%) Cisco
3 35 (12.73%) VMware
4 31 (11.27%) Citrix
5 27 (9.82%) Oracle
6 23 (8.36%) CheckPoint
7 15 (5.45%) SolarWinds
8 14 (5.09%) Fortinet
9 13 (4.73%) ServiceNow
10 12 (4.36%) Juniper
10 12 (4.36%) SAP
11 10 (3.64%) NetApp
11 10 (3.64%) Virgin Media
12 9 (3.27%) F5
12 9 (3.27%) HP
12 9 (3.27%) Meraki
12 9 (3.27%) Sparx
12 9 (3.27%) Veeam
13 8 (2.91%) arcserve
13 8 (2.91%) BMC