Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 796 941 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.82% 8.14% 6.57%
As % of the General category 20.73% 21.11% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 618 682 571
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,375 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.32% -8.06% -5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,938 £67,500 £66,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 3840 4457 4093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.74% 38.54% 37.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3005 3440 3226
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -3 302 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Coventry -9 144 £47,500 +7.95% 6
Staffordshire +28 113 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Warwickshire +2 58 £32,500 -13.33%
Shropshire +15 46 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Worcestershire +11 25 £42,500 +70.00% 4
Solihull +18 21 £42,000 -5.62%
Herefordshire +2 14 £35,250 +17.50%
Halesowen -32 7 £26,000 -37.35% 1
West Bromwich -4 6 £40,000 +25.00%
Walsall +5 5 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £45,000 -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 202 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (24.75%) SQL
3 174 (21.86%) Finance
4 158 (19.85%) Microsoft
5 153 (19.22%) JavaScript
6 151 (18.97%) E-Commerce
7 148 (18.59%) HTML
8 141 (17.71%) CSS
9 124 (15.58%) .NET
10 123 (15.45%) MySQL
11 119 (14.95%) Marketing
12 103 (12.94%) PHP
13 102 (12.81%) jQuery
14 99 (12.44%) Manufacturing
15 94 (11.81%) C#
16 92 (11.56%) SQL Server
17 91 (11.43%) C
18 88 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
19 87 (10.93%) Automotive
19 87 (10.93%) Project Management
20 82 (10.30%) Windows
21 79 (9.92%) Electronics
22 78 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
22 78 (9.80%) Git (software)
23 76 (9.55%) Mentoring
24 69 (8.67%) HTML5
25 68 (8.54%) MVC
26 64 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 63 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
28 62 (7.79%) Java

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 23 (2.89%) WordPress
2 16 (2.01%) CMS
3 13 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.38%) nginx
5 10 (1.26%) SAS
6 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.88%) Apache
8 6 (0.75%) GlassFish
8 6 (0.75%) JBoss
8 6 (0.75%) Jetty
8 6 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.50%) IIS
10 3 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
10 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (5.28%) Magento
2 32 (4.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.26%) SAP Retail
4 9 (1.13%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.75%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.50%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.38%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.25%) SAP QM
10 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.13%) SAP AFS
11 1 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.51%) SaaS
3 16 (2.01%) Google Play
4 10 (1.26%) AdWords
4 10 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.26%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.13%) Office 365
6 4 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.38%) IaaS
7 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Slack
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.14%) Firewall
2 19 (2.39%) WAN
3 17 (2.14%) LAN
4 16 (2.01%) ATM
4 16 (2.01%) DHCP
4 16 (2.01%) DNS
4 16 (2.01%) RFID
5 14 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.51%) Network Security
6 12 (1.51%) VPN
7 11 (1.38%) SMS
7 11 (1.38%) WLAN
8 10 (1.26%) Wireless
9 9 (1.13%) SSH
10 8 (1.01%) IPsec
11 7 (0.88%) VoIP
12 6 (0.75%) AMQP
12 6 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
13 5 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (15.45%) MySQL
2 92 (11.56%) SQL Server
3 64 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (6.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (6.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (3.52%) Power BI
8 22 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.64%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.64%) QlikView
10 17 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
14 12 (1.51%) DB2
15 11 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 78 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.39%) JIRA
3 19 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (2.26%) Android Studio
4 18 (2.26%) Eclipse
4 18 (2.26%) Xcode
5 15 (1.88%) Selenium
6 13 (1.63%) eCATT
6 13 (1.63%) LSMW
7 12 (1.51%) JUnit
8 11 (1.38%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.38%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.38%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.26%) JBehave
9 10 (1.26%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.13%) JSUnit
11 8 (1.01%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.75%) Hudson
12 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 174 (21.86%) Finance
2 119 (14.95%) Marketing
3 99 (12.44%) Manufacturing
4 87 (10.93%) Automotive
5 79 (9.92%) Electronics
6 37 (4.65%) Publishing
7 32 (4.02%) Legal
8 30 (3.77%) Advertising
9 26 (3.27%) Billing
9 26 (3.27%) Games
10 21 (2.64%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.01%) Banking
12 7 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.75%) Back Office
13 6 (0.75%) French Language
13 6 (0.75%) German Language
14 5 (0.63%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.50%) Law
16 3 (0.38%) Brand Awareness
16 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 269 (33.79%) Developer
2 133 (16.71%) Analyst
3 78 (9.80%) PHP Developer
4 73 (9.17%) Consultant
5 70 (8.79%) .NET Developer
6 69 (8.67%) Project Manager
7 66 (8.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 59 (7.41%) MySQL Developer
8 59 (7.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 57 (7.16%) Business Analyst
10 45 (5.65%) HTML Developer
11 42 (5.28%) HTML CSS Developer
12 38 (4.77%) Junior
12 38 (4.77%) SAP Consultant
13 34 (4.27%) C# Developer
14 32 (4.02%) Senior Manager
14 32 (4.02%) SQL Developer
15 30 (3.77%) Web Developer
16 27 (3.39%) Architect
16 27 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (18.59%) HTML
2 141 (17.71%) CSS
3 124 (15.58%) .NET
4 102 (12.81%) jQuery
5 69 (8.67%) HTML5
6 52 (6.53%) ASP.NET
7 50 (6.28%) AngularJS
8 36 (4.52%) REST
9 31 (3.89%) XML
10 28 (3.52%) CSS3
11 24 (3.02%) Spring
12 22 (2.76%) .NET Framework
13 21 (2.64%) Web Services
14 18 (2.26%) JSON
14 18 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (2.01%) Android SDK
17 15 (1.88%) Backbone.js
18 14 (1.76%) iOS SDK
18 14 (1.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 39 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.77%) EPoS
4 38 (4.77%) Social Media
5 26 (3.27%) Data Structures
6 21 (2.64%) Fintech
7 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.01%) Mobile Computing
9 15 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.76%) NHS
10 14 (1.76%) User Experience
11 13 (1.63%) FMCG
11 13 (1.63%) LIMS
12 12 (1.51%) Blog
13 11 (1.38%) Computer Science
13 11 (1.38%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.88%) BBC
15 6 (0.75%) BYOD
15 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.30%) Windows
2 60 (7.54%) Linux
3 54 (6.78%) Android
4 40 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.75%) Debian
7 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.75%) Unix
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) HPUX
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (18.97%) E-Commerce
3 87 (10.93%) Project Management
4 78 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (9.55%) Mentoring
6 68 (8.54%) MVC
7 63 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (7.41%) Scrum
9 51 (6.41%) Customer Requirements
9 51 (6.41%) TDD
10 50 (6.28%) PRINCE2
11 48 (6.03%) ITIL
11 48 (6.03%) Web Development
12 40 (5.03%) Analytics
13 39 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
14 38 (4.77%) CRM
14 38 (4.77%) Logistics
14 38 (4.77%) SDLC
14 38 (4.77%) Test Automation
15 35 (4.40%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 197 (24.75%) SQL
2 153 (19.22%) JavaScript
3 103 (12.94%) PHP
4 94 (11.81%) C#
5 91 (11.43%) C
6 62 (7.79%) Java
7 39 (4.90%) VB.NET
8 34 (4.27%) T-SQL
9 24 (3.02%) Ruby
10 21 (2.64%) ABAP
11 18 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.88%) VB
13 14 (1.76%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.76%) VB6
14 13 (1.63%) Delphi
14 13 (1.63%) MUMPS
15 11 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (1.38%) Scala
15 11 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 61 (7.66%) Degree
2 21 (2.64%) ISEB
2 21 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.01%) APMP
4 15 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.76%) CISSP
6 12 (1.51%) CCNA
7 11 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.26%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.88%) CCNP
9 7 (0.88%) CISM
9 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.38%) HNC
10 3 (0.38%) HND
10 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.25%) MCSE
11 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.77%) QA
2 17 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.51%) SLA
4 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (1.01%) BS25999
6 7 (0.88%) PMO
7 6 (0.75%) COBIT
8 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.25%) GDPR
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.64%) Docker
3 9 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.75%) KVM
5 6 (0.75%) pfSense
5 6 (0.75%) Samba
5 6 (0.75%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (1.63%) Ansible
2 12 (1.51%) Puppet
3 11 (1.38%) Marathon
4 9 (1.13%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.88%) SCCM
6 6 (0.75%) Salt
6 6 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.38%) Terraform
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.13%) Kibana
10 1 (0.13%) QRadar
10 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 158 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.79%) SAP
3 51 (6.41%) Oracle
4 34 (4.27%) Google
5 32 (4.02%) Tableau
6 29 (3.64%) Apple
7 17 (2.14%) Cisco
8 13 (1.63%) VMware
9 10 (1.26%) IBM
10 9 (1.13%) SOTI
11 7 (0.88%) Adobe
11 7 (0.88%) hybris
11 7 (0.88%) LANDesk
11 7 (0.88%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.63%) Citrix
12 5 (0.63%) Dell
12 5 (0.63%) Zoomdata
13 4 (0.50%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.50%) Facebook