Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 92 79
Rank change year-on-year +42 -13 +15
Permanent jobs citing Presales 382 317 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.56% 3.14% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 3.45% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 169 221 218
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £39,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 7,603 9,180 10,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.75% 91.03% 90.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,778 7,463 8,207
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £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%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +9 282 £70,000 +16.67% 24
Coventry +21 24 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Worcestershire +6 23 £60,000 +37.14% 2
Warwickshire +39 19 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Solihull +11 11 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Shropshire - 7 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +13 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £35,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 153 (40.05%) Microsoft
2 140 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (34.55%) Project Management
4 130 (34.03%) Data Centre
5 116 (30.37%) ITIL
5 116 (30.37%) Data Protection
6 115 (30.10%) GDPR
7 100 (26.18%) Amazon AWS
8 94 (24.61%) Active Directory
9 85 (22.25%) Service Delivery
10 78 (20.42%) Office 365
10 78 (20.42%) Customer Requirements
11 77 (20.16%) VMware
12 74 (19.37%) Service Management
12 74 (19.37%) PRINCE2
13 70 (18.32%) Security Cleared
14 69 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (18.06%) Firewall
15 67 (17.54%) Citrix
16 66 (17.28%) SQL
17 61 (15.97%) Network Security
18 60 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 59 (15.45%) Windows
19 59 (15.45%) Finance
19 59 (15.45%) ITIL V3
20 58 (15.18%) Cisco
21 57 (14.92%) MCSE
21 57 (14.92%) Line Management
22 55 (14.40%) Enterprise Architecture
23 53 (13.87%) Agile Software Development

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 14 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.57%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.79%) Apache
7 3 (0.79%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (10.21%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (5.24%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.52%) HFM
4 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.52%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 140 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (26.18%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (20.42%) Office 365
4 44 (11.52%) PaaS
5 41 (10.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (10.47%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (10.47%) Amazon S3
7 36 (9.42%) IaaS
8 29 (7.59%) Serverless
9 27 (7.07%) Amazon SQS
9 27 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (6.54%) Amazon EMR
10 25 (6.54%) Amazon Kinesis
10 25 (6.54%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (3.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.57%) iPaaS
12 6 (1.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.06%) Firewall
2 61 (15.97%) Network Security
3 32 (8.38%) WAN
4 28 (7.33%) MPLS
5 27 (7.07%) LAN
6 22 (5.76%) Internet
7 20 (5.24%) VPN
8 17 (4.45%) OSPF
8 17 (4.45%) Unified Communications
9 16 (4.19%) Wireless
10 13 (3.40%) TCP/IP
11 11 (2.88%) BGP
11 11 (2.88%) IPsec
11 11 (2.88%) VLAN
12 10 (2.62%) Cisco Firepower
12 10 (2.62%) VPLS
13 9 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (2.36%) SAN
13 9 (2.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.47%) Amazon RDS
1 40 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.81%) Cosmos DB
4 25 (6.54%) Amazon Redshift
4 25 (6.54%) RDBMS
5 19 (4.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (3.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (2.36%) Big Data
8 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.79%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.52%) Essbase
10 2 (0.52%) OLTP
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.71%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.57%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (15.45%) Finance
2 32 (8.38%) Publishing
3 27 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 26 (6.81%) Marketing
5 16 (4.19%) Law
6 15 (3.93%) Retail
7 12 (3.14%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.05%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (52.36%) Architect
2 106 (27.75%) Solutions Architect
3 63 (16.49%) Technical Architect
4 51 (13.35%) Consultant
5 42 (10.99%) Cloud Architect
6 40 (10.47%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.81%) Lead Architect
8 25 (6.54%) Presales Consultant
9 22 (5.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 18 (4.71%) Analyst
10 18 (4.71%) Transition Manager
11 16 (4.19%) Service Architect
12 15 (3.93%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (3.66%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
13 14 (3.66%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.40%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.88%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.88%) Network Architect
15 11 (2.88%) Security Architect
15 11 (2.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.99%) Web Services
2 36 (9.42%) .NET
3 31 (8.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (7.85%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.71%) HTML
6 12 (3.14%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.14%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.14%) CSS
6 12 (3.14%) Entity Framework
7 11 (2.88%) .NET Core
7 11 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (2.88%) Backbone.js
7 11 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (2.88%) WCF
8 7 (1.83%) OAuth
9 6 (1.57%) SAML
10 5 (1.31%) COM
11 4 (1.05%) CGI
12 3 (0.79%) Ajax
12 3 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (34.03%) Data Centre
2 51 (13.35%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (8.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.81%) CMDB
6 23 (6.02%) Public Cloud
7 20 (5.24%) Computer Science
7 20 (5.24%) Management Information System
8 17 (4.45%) Private Cloud
9 16 (4.19%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.36%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.83%) CCTV
11 7 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.79%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.79%) Robotics
14 2 (0.52%) PKI
14 2 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.45%) Windows
2 45 (11.78%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.71%) Linux
6 11 (2.88%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.36%) Unix
7 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.09%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.55%) Project Management
2 116 (30.37%) Data Protection
2 116 (30.37%) ITIL
3 85 (22.25%) Service Delivery
4 78 (20.42%) Customer Requirements
5 74 (19.37%) PRINCE2
5 74 (19.37%) Service Management
6 59 (15.45%) ITIL V3
7 57 (14.92%) Line Management
8 55 (14.40%) Enterprise Architecture
9 53 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (13.09%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 48 (12.57%) Due Diligence
12 47 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (11.78%) Technical Architecture
14 40 (10.47%) Customer Engagement
15 37 (9.69%) Business Development
15 37 (9.69%) IT Strategy
15 37 (9.69%) TOGAF
16 33 (8.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.28%) SQL
2 36 (9.42%) Java
3 25 (6.54%) Shell Script
4 24 (6.28%) Python
5 20 (5.24%) PL/SQL
6 19 (4.97%) C#
6 19 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.97%) Scala
7 16 (4.19%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.14%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.57%) C
10 3 (0.79%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.79%) Perl
10 3 (0.79%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 60 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (14.92%) MCSE
4 34 (8.90%) ISEB
5 33 (8.64%) Degree
6 32 (8.38%) CCNP
6 32 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (6.54%) MCP
8 25 (6.54%) MCSA
9 22 (5.76%) SC Cleared
10 21 (5.50%) CISSP
11 20 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (4.71%) PMI Certification
12 18 (4.71%) PMP
13 17 (4.45%) CEH
13 17 (4.45%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (4.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 16 (4.19%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (2.88%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (30.10%) GDPR
2 21 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.45%) GPG13
4 15 (3.93%) QA
5 9 (2.36%) SLA
6 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (24.61%) Active Directory
2 69 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (13.61%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.62%) XenApp
5 10 (2.62%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.57%) Docker
10 5 (1.31%) Snort
11 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (5.50%) SCCM
2 12 (3.14%) SCOM
3 9 (2.36%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.09%) SCOrch
5 7 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.57%) Consul
6 6 (1.57%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.57%) Packer
6 6 (1.57%) QRadar
6 6 (1.57%) Terraform
7 4 (1.05%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.52%) Ansible
9 2 (0.52%) CASB
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.52%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 153 (40.05%) Microsoft
2 77 (20.16%) VMware
3 67 (17.54%) Citrix
4 58 (15.18%) Cisco
5 47 (12.30%) CheckPoint
6 40 (10.47%) NetApp
7 38 (9.95%) HP
8 23 (6.02%) EMC
9 21 (5.50%) ServiceNow
10 20 (5.24%) Juniper
11 15 (3.93%) F5
11 15 (3.93%) Fortinet
11 15 (3.93%) SAP
12 12 (3.14%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.88%) Meraki
14 10 (2.62%) Oracle
14 10 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (2.36%) LogRhythm
15 9 (2.36%) SonicWALL
16 8 (2.09%) Brocade