Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 93 52
Rank change year-on-year -43 -41 +32
Permanent jobs citing Presales 47 230 429
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 2.98% 4.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 3.23% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 206 253
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +19.05% -
10th Percentile £41,375 £45,000 £39,750
90th Percentile £97,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

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 3,096 7,128 8,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.01% 92.34% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,525 5,610 6,397
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Presales as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Presales in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Presales in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 -24 21 £65,000 -3.70% 11
Solihull -6 9 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Warwickshire +32 6 £60,000 +14.29%
Staffordshire +26 4 £45,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 4 £65,000 -
Coventry +1 2 £97,000 +29.33%
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 14 (29.79%) Public Sector
2 11 (23.40%) Azure
2 11 (23.40%) SaaS
2 11 (23.40%) Customer Requirements
3 10 (21.28%) CCNP
3 10 (21.28%) WAN
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) LAN
4 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) Marketing
6 6 (12.77%) Decision-Making
6 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.64%) Office 365
7 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Network Design
7 5 (10.64%) Finance
7 5 (10.64%) Law
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (10.64%) Oracle
7 5 (10.64%) ERP
8 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.51%) PMP
8 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
8 4 (8.51%) Active Directory

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 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.13%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Azure
1 11 (23.40%) SaaS
2 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) AWS
3 4 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.13%) Boomi
5 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.13%) GitHub
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) WAN
2 9 (19.15%) LAN
2 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.13%) Broadband
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) FWSM
3 1 (2.13%) MPLS
3 1 (2.13%) Skype
3 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) VPLS
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (29.79%) Public Sector
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Law
4 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Consultant
2 12 (25.53%) Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Presales Consultant
4 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Salesforce Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Project Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Service Architect
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Bid Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Server Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) LIMS
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
4 1 (2.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.13%) AIX
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Decision-Making
3 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) ERP
4 5 (10.64%) Network Design
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Business Transformation
5 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.51%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (6.38%) Business Development
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (6.38%) Open Source
6 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team Management
7 2 (4.26%) Content Management
7 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C#
1 2 (4.26%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) CCNP
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
3 4 (8.51%) PMP
4 3 (6.38%) CCIE
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) CCDP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) IIBA
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.13%) KVM
4 1 (2.13%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Terraform
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) Aruba
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) Sophos
7 1 (2.13%) Bomgar
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Jitterbit
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) Veritas