Period
to 19 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 723 745 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.36% 7.31% 6.26%
As % of the General category 19.79% 19.37% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 534 532 548
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 3,654 3,846 4,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.21% 37.72% 36.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,754 3,013 3,281
West Midlands median annual salary £41,375 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.65% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

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 February 2018.

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 February 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 +8 297 £45,000 - 43
Coventry -12 132 £45,000 - 20
Staffordshire +37 115 £35,000 -6.67% 12
Warwickshire -12 53 £37,500 - 20
Worcestershire +20 22 £35,000 +40.00% 6
Herefordshire +22 21 £35,000 +16.67% 3
Shropshire +8 20 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Halesowen - 11 £26,000 -
Walsall +3 8 £37,500 +29.00%
Wolverhampton -14 4 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Solihull -17 4 £47,500 +39.71% 2
West Bromwich -1 1 £20,000 -57.89% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £18,000 -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 192 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (25.59%) Finance
3 151 (20.89%) Manufacturing
4 146 (20.19%) SQL
5 144 (19.92%) Microsoft
6 119 (16.46%) JavaScript
7 118 (16.32%) E-Commerce
7 118 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
8 103 (14.25%) SAP
9 101 (13.97%) HTML
10 98 (13.55%) CSS
11 93 (12.86%) Marketing
12 88 (12.17%) SQL Server
12 88 (12.17%) .NET
12 88 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
13 82 (11.34%) Project Management
14 78 (10.79%) Publishing
15 75 (10.37%) CRM
16 66 (9.13%) Git (software)
17 64 (8.85%) C#
18 61 (8.44%) Automotive
19 59 (8.16%) MySQL
20 58 (8.02%) PHP
21 56 (7.75%) jQuery
22 55 (7.61%) Analytics
22 55 (7.61%) Degree
23 54 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 54 (7.47%) Windows
24 53 (7.33%) Test Automation
25 52 (7.19%) 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 29 (4.01%) WordPress
2 17 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.38%) IIS
4 9 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
5 6 (0.83%) GlassFish
5 6 (0.83%) JBoss
5 6 (0.83%) Jetty
5 6 (0.83%) NetWeaver
5 6 (0.83%) SAS
5 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.41%) CMS
6 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.07%) Chatbot
3 12 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (6.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 35 (4.84%) Magento
3 16 (2.21%) SAP CO
3 16 (2.21%) SAP FI
3 16 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.38%) SAP MM
6 7 (0.97%) SAP QM
7 6 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
8 5 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.55%) SAP EWM
9 4 (0.55%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.55%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.41%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.41%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.41%) Sage 500
10 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.49%) Google Analytics
3 17 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.07%) AdWords
5 13 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.80%) Office 365
6 9 (1.24%) SaaS
7 7 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (0.69%) Google Play
8 5 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.21%) RFID
2 15 (2.07%) Wireless
3 13 (1.80%) DNS
3 13 (1.80%) SMS
4 12 (1.66%) Firewall
5 10 (1.38%) WAN
6 8 (1.11%) LAN
6 8 (1.11%) SSH
7 7 (0.97%) DHCP
7 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.97%) VoIP
8 6 (0.83%) AMQP
9 5 (0.69%) Network Security
9 5 (0.69%) PuTTY
9 5 (0.69%) VPN
9 5 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.69%) WLAN
10 4 (0.55%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.55%) Internet
11 2 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.16%) MySQL
3 54 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (4.70%) MongoDB
7 33 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (4.15%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.63%) Power BI
10 15 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.52%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (0.97%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.83%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 66 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.18%) eCATT
2 23 (3.18%) LSMW
3 21 (2.90%) Selenium
4 19 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 17 (2.35%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.07%) JIRA
6 15 (2.07%) Robot Framework
7 13 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.38%) Subversion
9 8 (1.11%) Grunt
9 8 (1.11%) gulp
9 8 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.97%) Android Studio
10 7 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.97%) Xcode
11 6 (0.83%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 185 (25.59%) Finance
2 151 (20.89%) Manufacturing
3 93 (12.86%) Marketing
4 78 (10.79%) Publishing
5 61 (8.44%) Automotive
6 45 (6.22%) Electronics
7 35 (4.84%) Advertising
8 34 (4.70%) Billing
9 31 (4.29%) Legal
10 30 (4.15%) Games
11 25 (3.46%) Telecoms
12 21 (2.90%) Banking
13 16 (2.21%) Back Office
14 11 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
15 9 (1.24%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.55%) Law
17 2 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
17 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.14%) French Language
18 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 174 (24.07%) Developer
2 108 (14.94%) Consultant
3 107 (14.80%) Analyst
4 68 (9.41%) Project Manager
5 67 (9.27%) SAP Consultant
6 48 (6.64%) Business Analyst
7 43 (5.95%) PHP Developer
8 41 (5.67%) .NET Developer
9 34 (4.70%) Architect
10 32 (4.43%) JavaScript Developer
11 31 (4.29%) IT Manager
11 31 (4.29%) Junior
12 24 (3.32%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
12 24 (3.32%) Senior Manager
13 23 (3.18%) HTML CSS Developer
13 23 (3.18%) HTML Developer
14 22 (3.04%) MySQL Developer
14 22 (3.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 22 (3.04%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.90%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.97%) HTML
2 98 (13.55%) CSS
3 88 (12.17%) .NET
4 56 (7.75%) jQuery
5 37 (5.12%) ASP.NET
6 32 (4.43%) HTML5
7 25 (3.46%) IDoc
8 24 (3.32%) AngularJS
8 24 (3.32%) EDI
9 23 (3.18%) XML
10 20 (2.77%) JSON
11 19 (2.63%) RESTful
12 18 (2.49%) Node.js
13 17 (2.35%) CSS3
14 15 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.80%) React
16 13 (1.80%) REST
16 13 (1.80%) Web Services
17 11 (1.52%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.12%) User Experience
3 28 (3.87%) EPoS
3 28 (3.87%) Social Media
4 24 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.18%) LIMS
6 19 (2.63%) Mobile Computing
7 17 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.21%) FMCG
9 12 (1.66%) Clustering
9 12 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.52%) BBC
10 11 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.38%) Blog
11 10 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.24%) Fintech
12 9 (1.24%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.97%) NHS
14 5 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.47%) Windows
2 40 (5.53%) Android
3 32 (4.43%) Linux
4 27 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.90%) Unix
6 14 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.69%) CentOS
8 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (16.32%) E-Commerce
3 88 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
4 82 (11.34%) Project Management
5 75 (10.37%) CRM
6 55 (7.61%) Analytics
7 53 (7.33%) Test Automation
8 52 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 51 (7.05%) PRINCE2
10 50 (6.92%) Scrum
11 49 (6.78%) Integration Testing
12 48 (6.64%) Logistics
12 48 (6.64%) Mentoring
13 47 (6.50%) Customer Requirements
14 42 (5.81%) ERP
15 41 (5.67%) ITIL
16 40 (5.53%) Project Planning
16 40 (5.53%) TDD
17 37 (5.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 146 (20.19%) SQL
2 119 (16.46%) JavaScript
3 64 (8.85%) C#
4 58 (8.02%) PHP
5 49 (6.78%) C
6 43 (5.95%) ABAP
7 42 (5.81%) Java
8 29 (4.01%) Python
9 20 (2.77%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.52%) Ruby
12 8 (1.11%) VB
13 7 (0.97%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.97%) VB6
14 6 (0.83%) Clojure
14 6 (0.83%) Go
14 6 (0.83%) PHP 5
14 6 (0.83%) Scala
14 6 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 55 (7.61%) Degree
2 22 (3.04%) ISEB
3 17 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.07%) APMP
5 12 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.52%) CCNA
6 11 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.55%) CCNP
8 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.55%) PMP
9 3 (0.41%) CISA
9 3 (0.41%) CISM
9 3 (0.41%) CISSP
9 3 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.41%) CRISC
10 2 (0.28%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.70%) QA
2 18 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.35%) SLA
4 11 (1.52%) GDPR
4 11 (1.52%) PMO
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) GxP
7 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (3.60%) Docker
2 18 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.69%) Squid
4 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.35%) Marathon
2 8 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.41%) Terraform
5 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.28%) Ansible
5 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) QRadar
6 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 144 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 103 (14.25%) SAP
3 37 (5.12%) Google
4 35 (4.84%) Oracle
5 19 (2.63%) Apple
6 18 (2.49%) hybris
7 16 (2.21%) Adobe
8 14 (1.94%) Cisco
9 13 (1.80%) Tableau
10 8 (1.11%) IBM
10 8 (1.11%) Twitter
11 7 (0.97%) VMware
12 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.83%) DoubleClick
12 6 (0.83%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.69%) BT
13 5 (0.69%) Sage
13 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.55%) JD Edwards
15 3 (0.41%) Facebook