Period
to 19 May 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 433 642 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.58% 6.79% 7.31%
As % of the General category 16.60% 17.92% 19.50%
Number of salaries quoted 308 508 550
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,675 £27,450
90th Percentile £66,125 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% -4.76% -

Retail is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,609 3,583 3,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.60% 37.92% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,907 2,721 2,893
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Salary histogram for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
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 Retail within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 May 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
Coventry +19 152 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Birmingham -64 80 £47,500 +15.15% 17
Staffordshire -3 69 £30,000 -21.05% 7
Warwickshire -3 58 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Worcestershire 0 28 £43,350 +23.86% 1
Herefordshire -10 12 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Solihull +8 11 £40,750 +1.88%
Shropshire -5 4 £56,250 +60.71% 1
Walsall -7 3 £70,000 +86.67% 2
Dudley - 2 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Retail.

1 149 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.56%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (20.09%) Degree
4 84 (19.40%) Software Engineering
5 77 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (15.47%) Microsoft
7 65 (15.01%) Project Management
8 56 (12.93%) Analytics
9 55 (12.70%) SQL
10 53 (12.24%) Finance
10 53 (12.24%) QA
11 52 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (11.32%) .NET
13 48 (11.09%) Visualisation
13 48 (11.09%) Mathematics
14 47 (10.85%) Scrum
14 47 (10.85%) Data Visualisation
15 45 (10.39%) C
15 45 (10.39%) Java
16 44 (10.16%) Internet
16 44 (10.16%) Automotive
16 44 (10.16%) Big Data
16 44 (10.16%) Line Management
17 43 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (9.93%) C#
18 41 (9.47%) E-Commerce
18 41 (9.47%) Telecoms
18 41 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (9.47%) Decision-Making

Retail
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 9 (2.08%) Apache
1 9 (2.08%) Confluence
2 7 (1.62%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.92%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.46%) Sketch
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.23%) InVision
8 1 (0.23%) Marvel
8 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.85%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.62%) SAP Retail
3 6 (1.39%) Magento
4 3 (0.69%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.69%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.69%) Tercero
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 1 (0.23%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.77%) Power Platform
4 11 (2.54%) GitHub
5 10 (2.31%) Office 365
5 10 (2.31%) SaaS
6 7 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.39%) Google Play
7 6 (1.39%) iTunes
7 6 (1.39%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.69%) PaaS
9 2 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.46%) IaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.23%) Serverless
10 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.16%) Internet
2 27 (6.24%) Firewall
3 18 (4.16%) VoIP
4 15 (3.46%) DNS
4 15 (3.46%) LAN
4 15 (3.46%) WAN
5 9 (2.08%) DHCP
6 7 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.62%) MPLS
6 7 (1.62%) VPN
7 6 (1.39%) Broadband
7 6 (1.39%) HTTP
7 6 (1.39%) Wireless
8 5 (1.15%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.15%) Network Security
8 5 (1.15%) SAN
8 5 (1.15%) SSH
8 5 (1.15%) VLAN
9 4 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.16%) Big Data
2 37 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.70%) MySQL
5 12 (2.77%) Power BI
6 10 (2.31%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.62%) Redis
8 6 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.15%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (0.92%) DB2
10 4 (0.92%) SQLite
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.46%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 33 (7.62%) JIRA
2 31 (7.16%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (4.16%) Selenium
5 15 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 14 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.00%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.54%) Appium
9 10 (2.31%) JUnit
10 9 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.85%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.39%) Genymotion
13 6 (1.39%) Maven
13 6 (1.39%) Subversion
13 6 (1.39%) UI Automator
13 6 (1.39%) Xcode
13 6 (1.39%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.92%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.92%) TestRail
General
1 53 (12.24%) Finance
2 44 (10.16%) Automotive
3 41 (9.47%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.70%) Marketing
5 28 (6.47%) Legal
6 18 (4.16%) Games
7 8 (1.85%) Back Office
8 5 (1.15%) Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Billing
10 2 (0.46%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (21.71%) Analyst
2 68 (15.70%) Developer
3 34 (7.85%) Software Engineer
4 25 (5.77%) .NET Software Engineer
4 25 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 20 (4.62%) Architect
6 19 (4.39%) .NET Developer
7 15 (3.46%) Network Engineer
7 15 (3.46%) Security Analyst
8 13 (3.00%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (2.54%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.54%) Designer
10 11 (2.54%) Digital Analyst
10 11 (2.54%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.31%) Information Analyst
11 10 (2.31%) Information Security Analyst
11 10 (2.31%) IT Analyst
11 10 (2.31%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.32%) .NET
2 23 (5.31%) XML
3 20 (4.62%) HTML
4 16 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 16 (3.70%) CSS
4 16 (3.70%) Spring
5 13 (3.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.00%) React
6 11 (2.54%) JSON
7 10 (2.31%) HTML5
7 10 (2.31%) Web Services
8 9 (2.08%) jQuery
8 9 (2.08%) Node.js
9 7 (1.62%) React Native
9 7 (1.62%) REST
10 5 (1.15%) LAMP
11 4 (0.92%) Pixi.js
11 4 (0.92%) Symfony
12 3 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (0.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (9.24%) Internet of Things
3 30 (6.93%) User Experience
4 19 (4.39%) EPoS
5 18 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.93%) Driving Licence
6 17 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.93%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.46%) NHS
8 13 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.77%) Mobile Games
10 11 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 10 (2.31%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.08%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.62%) BYOD
13 7 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.39%) PMI
15 5 (1.15%) Life Science
15 5 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.31%) Windows
2 34 (7.85%) Linux
3 26 (6.00%) Unix
4 12 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.56%) Problem-Solving
3 84 (19.40%) Software Engineering
4 65 (15.01%) Project Management
5 56 (12.93%) Analytics
6 48 (11.09%) Mathematics
6 48 (11.09%) Visualisation
7 47 (10.85%) Data Visualisation
7 47 (10.85%) Scrum
8 44 (10.16%) Line Management
9 43 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 41 (9.47%) Decision-Making
10 41 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 41 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (9.24%) Artificial Intelligence
11 40 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (9.24%) Data Analysis
11 40 (9.24%) DevOps
12 39 (9.01%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (12.70%) SQL
2 45 (10.39%) C
2 45 (10.39%) Java
3 43 (9.93%) C#
4 40 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.16%) PHP
6 12 (2.77%) Python
7 8 (1.85%) C++
8 6 (1.39%) Java 8
9 4 (0.92%) ES6
9 4 (0.92%) VB
10 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.69%) Groovy
10 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.46%) Go
11 2 (0.46%) HiveQL
11 2 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) AWK
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (20.09%) Degree
2 22 (5.08%) CISSP
3 16 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (3.70%) CISM
4 15 (3.46%) ISTQB
5 14 (3.23%) HND
6 11 (2.54%) ISEB
7 8 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.62%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.39%) CCNP
10 5 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (1.15%) CEH
10 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.92%) CCNA
11 4 (0.92%) HNC
11 4 (0.92%) MCSE
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.46%) CISA
13 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.24%) QA
2 24 (5.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.54%) SLA
3 22 (5.08%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.62%) GDPR
5 9 (2.08%) PMO
6 8 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.69%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.69%) PSD2
8 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) COSO
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.70%) Docker
3 14 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.39%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.15%) Varnish
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.62%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.39%) HockeyApp
3 3 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.69%) SCOM
4 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.23%) Observium
5 1 (0.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.08%) SAP
3 21 (4.85%) VMware
4 20 (4.62%) Oracle
5 19 (4.39%) Cisco
6 14 (3.23%) Dell
7 13 (3.00%) Google
8 11 (2.54%) Citrix
8 11 (2.54%) IBM
8 11 (2.54%) Tableau
9 10 (2.31%) Apple
10 8 (1.85%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.62%) Lotus
12 6 (1.39%) Cognos
12 6 (1.39%) HP
12 6 (1.39%) Meraki
12 6 (1.39%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.92%) Juniper
14 3 (0.69%) McKesson
14 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com