Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 798 934 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.85% 8.13% 6.62%
As % of the General category 20.75% 21.11% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 608 675 567
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 3846 4424 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.82% 38.52% 37.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3001 3415 3152
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,115 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.23% -

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 22 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 22 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 -1 302 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Coventry -10 146 £47,500 +9.83% 4
Staffordshire +26 112 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Warwickshire +2 60 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Shropshire +10 44 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Worcestershire +6 24 £43,000 +72.00% 1
Solihull +13 18 £42,500 -4.49%
Herefordshire +9 16 £35,250 +17.50% 2
Walsall +5 7 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Halesowen - 7 £26,000 - 2
West Bromwich -6 6 £40,000 +25.00%
Wolverhampton - 5 £45,000 -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 205 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (24.06%) SQL
3 178 (22.31%) Finance
4 163 (20.43%) Microsoft
5 152 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 151 (18.92%) E-Commerce
7 147 (18.42%) HTML
8 139 (17.42%) CSS
9 125 (15.66%) .NET
10 122 (15.29%) MySQL
11 117 (14.66%) Marketing
12 106 (13.28%) Manufacturing
13 103 (12.91%) PHP
13 103 (12.91%) jQuery
14 96 (12.03%) SQL Server
15 95 (11.90%) C#
16 92 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
17 88 (11.03%) C
18 87 (10.90%) Automotive
18 87 (10.90%) Project Management
19 79 (9.90%) Windows
20 78 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
20 78 (9.77%) Electronics
21 77 (9.65%) Git (software)
22 73 (9.15%) Mentoring
23 69 (8.65%) HTML5
24 67 (8.40%) SAP
25 66 (8.27%) MVC
25 66 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 63 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management

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 24 (3.01%) WordPress
2 16 (2.01%) CMS
3 13 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.38%) nginx
5 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.13%) SAS
6 7 (0.88%) Apache
6 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 6 (0.75%) JBoss
7 6 (0.75%) Jetty
7 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (5.26%) Magento
2 33 (4.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.38%) SAP MM
4 10 (1.25%) SAP Retail
5 8 (1.00%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.00%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.75%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.50%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.50%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.25%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.51%) SaaS
3 15 (1.88%) Google Play
4 11 (1.38%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.13%) AdWords
6 9 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.13%) Office 365
7 4 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.38%) IaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.25%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.26%) Firewall
2 19 (2.38%) WAN
3 17 (2.13%) LAN
3 17 (2.13%) RFID
4 16 (2.01%) DHCP
4 16 (2.01%) DNS
5 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.75%) ATM
7 13 (1.63%) Network Security
8 12 (1.50%) VPN
8 12 (1.50%) Wireless
9 11 (1.38%) SMS
10 10 (1.25%) WLAN
11 8 (1.00%) IPsec
11 8 (1.00%) SSH
11 8 (1.00%) VoIP
12 6 (0.75%) AMQP
12 6 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (0.75%) PuTTY
13 5 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (15.29%) MySQL
2 96 (12.03%) SQL Server
3 66 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 32 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (3.51%) Power BI
8 22 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (2.51%) QlikView
11 17 (2.13%) Relational Database
12 16 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
15 12 (1.50%) DB2
16 11 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.88%) RDBMS
18 6 (0.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 77 (9.65%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.38%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.51%) JIRA
4 19 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.13%) Android Studio
5 17 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 17 (2.13%) Xcode
6 15 (1.88%) Selenium
7 14 (1.75%) eCATT
7 14 (1.75%) LSMW
8 12 (1.50%) JUnit
9 11 (1.38%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.38%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.38%) SpecFlow
9 11 (1.38%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.25%) JBehave
11 8 (1.00%) JSUnit
11 8 (1.00%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.75%) Hudson
13 5 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 178 (22.31%) Finance
2 117 (14.66%) Marketing
3 106 (13.28%) Manufacturing
4 87 (10.90%) Automotive
5 78 (9.77%) Electronics
6 40 (5.01%) Publishing
7 31 (3.88%) Advertising
7 31 (3.88%) Legal
8 27 (3.38%) Billing
8 27 (3.38%) Games
9 20 (2.51%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.88%) Banking
11 7 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (0.75%) Back Office
12 6 (0.75%) French Language
12 6 (0.75%) German Language
13 5 (0.63%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.50%) Law
15 3 (0.38%) Brand Awareness
15 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 267 (33.46%) Developer
2 131 (16.42%) Analyst
3 79 (9.90%) PHP Developer
4 78 (9.77%) Consultant
5 68 (8.52%) .NET Developer
6 67 (8.40%) JavaScript Developer
6 67 (8.40%) Project Manager
7 59 (7.39%) MySQL Developer
7 59 (7.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 58 (7.27%) Business Analyst
9 45 (5.64%) HTML Developer
10 42 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
11 41 (5.14%) SAP Consultant
12 40 (5.01%) Junior
13 32 (4.01%) C# Developer
13 32 (4.01%) Senior Manager
14 30 (3.76%) SQL Developer
14 30 (3.76%) Web Developer
15 27 (3.38%) Architect
15 27 (3.38%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (18.42%) HTML
2 139 (17.42%) CSS
3 125 (15.66%) .NET
4 103 (12.91%) jQuery
5 69 (8.65%) HTML5
6 54 (6.77%) ASP.NET
7 48 (6.02%) AngularJS
8 34 (4.26%) REST
9 32 (4.01%) XML
10 28 (3.51%) CSS3
11 24 (3.01%) Spring
12 22 (2.76%) Web Services
13 20 (2.51%) .NET Framework
14 18 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (2.13%) JSON
16 15 (1.88%) Android SDK
16 15 (1.88%) Backbone.js
16 15 (1.88%) IDoc
17 14 (1.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.89%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.89%) EPoS
2 39 (4.89%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.76%) Social Media
4 26 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 21 (2.63%) Fintech
6 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
8 16 (2.01%) User Experience
9 14 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.75%) LIMS
10 13 (1.63%) FMCG
10 13 (1.63%) NHS
11 12 (1.50%) Blog
12 11 (1.38%) Smart Meter
13 10 (1.25%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.88%) BBC
15 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 79 (9.90%) Windows
2 58 (7.27%) Linux
3 54 (6.77%) Android
4 38 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.50%) 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
1 205 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (18.92%) E-Commerce
3 87 (10.90%) Project Management
4 78 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (9.15%) Mentoring
6 66 (8.27%) MVC
7 63 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (7.52%) Scrum
9 53 (6.64%) TDD
10 51 (6.39%) Customer Requirements
11 49 (6.14%) PRINCE2
12 48 (6.02%) ITIL
12 48 (6.02%) Web Development
13 42 (5.26%) Analytics
13 42 (5.26%) Logistics
14 39 (4.89%) Digital Marketing
14 39 (4.89%) SDLC
15 38 (4.76%) Test Automation
16 37 (4.64%) CRM
17 36 (4.51%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 192 (24.06%) SQL
2 152 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 103 (12.91%) PHP
4 95 (11.90%) C#
5 88 (11.03%) C
6 58 (7.27%) Java
7 39 (4.89%) VB.NET
8 35 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 24 (3.01%) Ruby
10 23 (2.88%) ABAP
11 18 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.88%) VB
13 14 (1.75%) VB6
14 13 (1.63%) Delphi
14 13 (1.63%) MUMPS
14 13 (1.63%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.38%) Scala
15 11 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 62 (7.77%) Degree
2 22 (2.76%) ISEB
3 21 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.01%) APMP
5 15 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.75%) CISSP
7 12 (1.50%) CCNA
8 10 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.13%) Security Cleared
10 7 (0.88%) CCNP
10 7 (0.88%) CISM
10 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.38%) HNC
11 3 (0.38%) HND
11 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CISA
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.51%) QA
2 17 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.50%) SLA
4 11 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (1.00%) PMO
7 7 (0.88%) BS25999
8 5 (0.63%) 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 23 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.63%) Docker
3 9 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.75%) KVM
6 6 (0.75%) pfSense
6 6 (0.75%) Samba
6 6 (0.75%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.25%) vSphere
10 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (1.63%) Ansible
2 12 (1.50%) Puppet
3 11 (1.38%) Marathon
4 8 (1.00%) 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
1 163 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.40%) SAP
3 50 (6.27%) Oracle
4 34 (4.26%) Google
5 30 (3.76%) Tableau
6 29 (3.63%) Apple
7 18 (2.26%) Cisco
8 13 (1.63%) VMware
9 10 (1.25%) IBM
10 9 (1.13%) Adobe
11 8 (1.00%) SOTI
12 7 (0.88%) hybris
12 7 (0.88%) LANDesk
12 7 (0.88%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.63%) Citrix
13 5 (0.63%) Dell
13 5 (0.63%) Zoomdata
14 4 (0.50%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.50%) NetApp