Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 86 86
Rank change year-on-year +35 0 +18
Permanent jobs citing Presales 437 343 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.71% 3.38% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 3.74% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 185 210 231
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £39,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,250 £86,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £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 8,333 9,178 11,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.73% 90.58% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6,411 7,603 8,718
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,489
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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 +16 332 £57,500 +9.52% 18
Coventry +22 52 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Warwickshire +7 12 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Worcestershire +9 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Shropshire +24 2 £60,000 +17.94%
Solihull +7 2 £57,000 -18.57% 1
Staffordshire -4 2 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £43,750 -
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 184 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 176 (40.27%) ITIL
3 174 (39.82%) Microsoft
3 174 (39.82%) Service Delivery
4 131 (29.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 120 (27.46%) Project Management
6 111 (25.40%) VMware
7 107 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 99 (22.65%) Cisco
9 92 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (20.59%) PRINCE2
10 90 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
10 90 (20.59%) Due Diligence
11 89 (20.37%) Service Management
12 88 (20.14%) CCNP
13 87 (19.91%) Citrix
14 86 (19.68%) CheckPoint
14 86 (19.68%) ITIL V3
14 86 (19.68%) Self-Motivation
15 85 (19.45%) Active Directory
16 82 (18.76%) Line Management
17 75 (17.16%) WAN
18 74 (16.93%) Finance
19 73 (16.70%) Firewall
19 73 (16.70%) Customer Requirements
20 72 (16.48%) Degree
21 68 (15.56%) Juniper
22 67 (15.33%) Fortinet
23 65 (14.87%) Load Balancing
24 62 (14.19%) IaaS

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 25 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.81%) IIS
3 7 (1.60%) Apache
4 6 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (6.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.92%) SAP SCM
4 3 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.46%) Lawson
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.46%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.23%) BPCS
6 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 131 (29.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (14.19%) IaaS
4 49 (11.21%) Office 365
5 47 (10.76%) PaaS
6 30 (6.86%) Serverless
7 18 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (3.89%) Azure Data Factory
8 17 (3.89%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 8 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.60%) SaaS
11 6 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.37%) Heroku
12 4 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (17.16%) WAN
2 73 (16.70%) Firewall
3 62 (14.19%) VPN
4 60 (13.73%) Network Security
5 51 (11.67%) LAN
6 50 (11.44%) OSPF
7 41 (9.38%) Wireless
8 38 (8.70%) MPLS
9 36 (8.24%) VLAN
10 33 (7.55%) Cisco Firepower
11 32 (7.32%) BGP
11 32 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (7.09%) DNS
13 30 (6.86%) DHCP
13 30 (6.86%) FWSM
13 30 (6.86%) SNMP
14 27 (6.18%) WLAN
15 24 (5.49%) Software-Defined Networking
16 19 (4.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.81%) Big Data
3 20 (4.58%) Data Lake
4 18 (4.12%) Power BI
5 17 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.60%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.23%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 40 (9.15%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (3.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 74 (16.93%) Finance
2 45 (10.30%) Publishing
3 38 (8.70%) Marketing
4 31 (7.09%) Manufacturing
4 31 (7.09%) Retail
5 17 (3.89%) Law
6 12 (2.75%) Advertising
6 12 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.60%) Billing
8 4 (0.92%) Legal
9 3 (0.69%) Local Government
10 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 171 (39.13%) Architect
2 97 (22.20%) Consultant
3 95 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
4 48 (10.98%) Security Architect
5 46 (10.53%) Security Solutions Architect
6 29 (6.64%) Service Architect
6 29 (6.64%) Technical Architect
7 28 (6.41%) Network Architect
8 24 (5.49%) Transition Manager
9 23 (5.26%) Data Architect
9 23 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
9 23 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
10 21 (4.81%) Presales Solution Architect
11 17 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 17 (3.89%) Cisco Consultant
11 17 (3.89%) Network Consultant
11 17 (3.89%) Presales Consultant
12 16 (3.66%) Developer
12 16 (3.66%) Microsoft BI Consultant
12 16 (3.66%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.92%) .NET
2 24 (5.49%) HTML
3 21 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (4.58%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.12%) .NET Framework
5 18 (4.12%) CSS
5 18 (4.12%) Entity Framework
6 17 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (3.89%) WCF
7 16 (3.66%) LDAP
8 13 (2.97%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.75%) Backbone.js
9 12 (2.75%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (2.52%) .NET Core
11 10 (2.29%) Web Services
12 8 (1.83%) COM
13 6 (1.37%) Ajax
14 4 (0.92%) RESTful
15 2 (0.46%) Mason
15 2 (0.46%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 184 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 86 (19.68%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (8.24%) CMDB
4 36 (8.24%) Computer Science
5 32 (7.32%) Driving Licence
6 23 (5.26%) CCTV
6 23 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (4.58%) Management Information System
8 19 (4.35%) User Experience
9 16 (3.66%) FlexPod
10 15 (3.43%) PKI
11 10 (2.29%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.06%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
14 4 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
15 3 (0.69%) Graphic Design
15 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.27%) Windows
2 25 (5.72%) Windows Server
2 25 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 18 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.89%) Linux
6 6 (1.37%) Unix
7 5 (1.14%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (40.27%) ITIL
2 174 (39.82%) Service Delivery
3 120 (27.46%) Project Management
4 90 (20.59%) Due Diligence
4 90 (20.59%) PRINCE2
5 89 (20.37%) Service Management
6 86 (19.68%) ITIL V3
7 82 (18.76%) Line Management
8 73 (16.70%) Customer Requirements
9 65 (14.87%) Load Balancing
10 59 (13.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (13.50%) CRM
11 58 (13.27%) SIEM
12 56 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (11.67%) Requirements Analysis
15 49 (11.21%) Data Protection
16 43 (9.84%) Analytics
17 42 (9.61%) IT Strategy
17 42 (9.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.27%) SQL
2 47 (10.76%) C#
3 26 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 17 (3.89%) U-SQL
6 15 (3.43%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.52%) VB
8 10 (2.29%) Java
9 9 (2.06%) Python
10 6 (1.37%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.37%) Perl
10 6 (1.37%) PHP
10 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.69%) Scala
11 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.46%) X++
13 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (20.14%) CCNP
3 72 (16.48%) Degree
4 55 (12.59%) Security Cleared
5 48 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
6 46 (10.53%) CCDP
7 42 (9.61%) PMP
8 41 (9.38%) ISEB
9 40 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (8.47%) MCSE
10 37 (8.47%) PMI Certification
11 36 (8.24%) CISSP
11 36 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (7.32%) MCP
13 27 (6.18%) SC Cleared
14 20 (4.58%) CEH
14 20 (4.58%) CompTIA Security+
15 19 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
17 17 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.24%) GDPR
2 34 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.12%) GPG13
4 16 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (3.20%) QA
6 9 (2.06%) SLA
7 6 (1.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 107 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (19.45%) Active Directory
3 44 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.35%) XenApp
6 17 (3.89%) VMware NSX
7 16 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.37%) vSphere
11 5 (1.14%) Docker
12 4 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (8.47%) SCVMM
2 31 (7.09%) QRadar
3 16 (3.66%) CASB
3 16 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (3.66%) WhatsUp Gold
4 15 (3.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 15 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (3.43%) SCOrch
5 13 (2.97%) SCDPM
5 13 (2.97%) SCSM
6 11 (2.52%) SCCM
7 5 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
8 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.23%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 174 (39.82%) Microsoft
2 111 (25.40%) VMware
3 99 (22.65%) Cisco
4 87 (19.91%) Citrix
5 86 (19.68%) CheckPoint
6 68 (15.56%) Juniper
7 67 (15.33%) Fortinet
8 57 (13.04%) F5
8 57 (13.04%) HP
9 38 (8.70%) SAP
10 36 (8.24%) Meraki
11 32 (7.32%) SolarWinds
12 29 (6.64%) ServiceNow
13 28 (6.41%) IBM
13 28 (6.41%) NetApp
14 25 (5.72%) EMC
15 24 (5.49%) BMC
16 23 (5.26%) Forcepoint
16 23 (5.26%) Tufin
17 18 (4.12%) Salesforce.com