Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 73 79
Rank change year-on-year +31 +6 +20
Permanent jobs citing Presales 448 369 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.69% 3.73% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 4.12% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 161 200 174
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,875 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 7,199 8,962 9,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.45% 90.59% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,352 7,027 7,453
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +9 340 £65,000 +13.04% 32
Coventry +3 31 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Worcestershire +1 30 £75,000 +76.47% 1
Solihull +28 18 £65,000 +25.00% 10
Warwickshire +28 12 £52,500 +2.44% 3
Shropshire -1 6 - -
Herefordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 206 (45.98%) Data Protection
2 203 (45.31%) GDPR
3 192 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 188 (41.96%) Project Management
5 180 (40.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 158 (35.27%) Data Centre
7 137 (30.58%) ITIL
8 130 (29.02%) Amazon AWS
9 116 (25.89%) Office 365
9 116 (25.89%) Active Directory
10 103 (22.99%) Customer Requirements
11 101 (22.54%) Service Delivery
12 94 (20.98%) VMware
13 92 (20.54%) Service Management
13 92 (20.54%) PRINCE2
14 89 (19.87%) Citrix
15 86 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 86 (19.20%) Thought Leadership
16 82 (18.30%) Security Cleared
16 82 (18.30%) Enterprise Architecture
16 82 (18.30%) ITIL V3
17 79 (17.63%) Firewall
18 75 (16.74%) Line Management
18 75 (16.74%) Due Diligence
19 74 (16.52%) Cisco
20 72 (16.07%) Hyper-V
21 70 (15.63%) Network Security
22 68 (15.18%) SQL
23 67 (14.96%) Self-Motivation
24 62 (13.84%) Technical Architecture

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 24 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.46%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.34%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.12%) IIS
6 4 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (10.27%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) HFM
1 6 (1.34%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 180 (40.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (29.02%) Amazon AWS
3 116 (25.89%) Office 365
4 54 (12.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (11.83%) PaaS
6 49 (10.94%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (10.94%) Amazon S3
7 43 (9.60%) IaaS
8 37 (8.26%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (6.70%) Serverless
10 27 (6.03%) Amazon SQS
11 25 (5.58%) Amazon EMR
11 25 (5.58%) Amazon Kinesis
11 25 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (5.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 24 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (5.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (2.68%) SaaS
14 11 (2.46%) OneDrive
15 6 (1.34%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.63%) Firewall
2 70 (15.63%) Network Security
3 40 (8.93%) WAN
4 38 (8.48%) MPLS
5 31 (6.92%) Unified Communications
6 29 (6.47%) LAN
7 27 (6.03%) VPN
8 23 (5.13%) OSPF
9 21 (4.69%) BGP
9 21 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (4.02%) VPLS
11 16 (3.57%) Wireless
12 13 (2.90%) Internet
12 13 (2.90%) TCP/IP
13 12 (2.68%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (2.46%) Ethernet
14 11 (2.46%) Skype
15 10 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (2.23%) VLAN
16 9 (2.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 49 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 31 (6.92%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.58%) Amazon Redshift
5 25 (5.58%) Cosmos DB
5 25 (5.58%) RDBMS
6 24 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 13 (2.90%) Power BI
8 8 (1.79%) Big Data
9 6 (1.34%) Essbase
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.67%) OLTP
11 2 (0.45%) DB2
11 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.45%) UniData
12 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.01%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.34%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (12.72%) Finance
2 33 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.92%) Publishing
4 21 (4.69%) Marketing
5 15 (3.35%) Retail
6 14 (3.13%) Law
7 3 (0.67%) Legal
7 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 281 (62.72%) Architect
2 136 (30.36%) Solutions Architect
3 81 (18.08%) Technical Architect
4 57 (12.72%) Cloud Architect
5 54 (12.05%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 48 (10.71%) Consultant
7 34 (7.59%) Analyst
8 30 (6.70%) Lead Architect
9 29 (6.47%) Service Architect
10 27 (6.03%) Business Analyst
11 26 (5.80%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 23 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 23 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (4.46%) Principal Architect
14 19 (4.24%) Presales Consultant
15 16 (3.57%) Project Manager
16 15 (3.35%) Network Architect
17 14 (3.13%) Transition Manager
18 12 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
18 12 (2.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.28%) Web Services
2 28 (6.25%) .NET
3 26 (5.80%) ASP.NET
3 26 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (1.34%) OAuth
4 6 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.34%) SAML
5 4 (0.89%) LDAP
6 3 (0.67%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.67%) CGI
7 2 (0.45%) XML
8 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.22%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.22%) COM
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.22%) HTML
8 1 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 158 (35.27%) Data Centre
2 67 (14.96%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (11.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 40 (8.93%) Public Cloud
5 34 (7.59%) CMDB
6 32 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (6.03%) Private Cloud
8 20 (4.46%) Management Information System
9 19 (4.24%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.12%) PKI
14 4 (0.89%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.67%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.67%) PMI
15 3 (0.67%) User Experience
16 2 (0.45%) HP StoreVirtual
16 2 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.17%) Windows
2 42 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.02%) Linux
6 11 (2.46%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.34%) Unix
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (45.98%) Data Protection
2 188 (41.96%) Project Management
3 137 (30.58%) ITIL
4 103 (22.99%) Customer Requirements
5 101 (22.54%) Service Delivery
6 92 (20.54%) PRINCE2
6 92 (20.54%) Service Management
7 86 (19.20%) Thought Leadership
8 82 (18.30%) Enterprise Architecture
8 82 (18.30%) ITIL V3
9 75 (16.74%) Due Diligence
9 75 (16.74%) Line Management
10 62 (13.84%) Technical Architecture
11 57 (12.72%) IT Strategy
12 56 (12.50%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 52 (11.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 51 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (11.16%) Customer Engagement
16 48 (10.71%) TOGAF
17 44 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.18%) SQL
2 42 (9.38%) Java
3 31 (6.92%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.25%) Python
5 25 (5.58%) PL/SQL
5 25 (5.58%) Scala
6 10 (2.23%) C
7 7 (1.56%) C#
7 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) R
8 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.17%) MCSE
2 59 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (10.49%) CCNP
5 38 (8.48%) Degree
6 31 (6.92%) ISEB
7 27 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (6.03%) MCP
8 25 (5.58%) MCSA
9 24 (5.36%) PMI Certification
10 23 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (4.69%) CISSP
11 21 (4.69%) PMP
12 18 (4.02%) DV Cleared
13 17 (3.79%) CEH
13 17 (3.79%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (3.79%) SC Cleared
14 15 (3.35%) CCDP
15 14 (3.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (45.31%) GDPR
2 24 (5.36%) QA
3 19 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (3.79%) GPG13
5 13 (2.90%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (25.89%) Active Directory
2 86 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.90%) XenApp
5 13 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.79%) Docker
7 8 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.12%) Snort
9 3 (0.67%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (5.58%) SCCM
2 21 (4.69%) SCVMM
3 18 (4.02%) SCOM
4 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (2.23%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.56%) Packer
6 7 (1.56%) Terraform
7 6 (1.34%) Consul
8 4 (0.89%) Cacti
8 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.67%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.67%) Ansible
9 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.67%) Observium
9 3 (0.67%) QRadar
9 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 192 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 94 (20.98%) VMware
3 89 (19.87%) Citrix
4 74 (16.52%) Cisco
5 46 (10.27%) CheckPoint
6 41 (9.15%) NetApp
7 38 (8.48%) HP
8 29 (6.47%) ServiceNow
9 28 (6.25%) Juniper
10 24 (5.36%) Fortinet
11 21 (4.69%) EMC
12 19 (4.24%) F5
13 18 (4.02%) 3PAR
14 17 (3.79%) BMC
14 17 (3.79%) Oracle
15 13 (2.90%) Brocade
15 13 (2.90%) Meraki
16 10 (2.23%) Dell
17 9 (2.01%) LogRhythm
17 9 (2.01%) Palo Alto