Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 28 26
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Retail 370 571 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.98% 6.54% 7.78%
As % of the General category 14.11% 15.70% 19.46%
Number of salaries quoted 247 436 625
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +11.88% -
10th Percentile £22,800 £18,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £78,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,700 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.40% -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 2,622 3,638 3,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.32% 41.70% 39.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 2,674 3,192
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 90 £51,000 +4.62% 8
Warwickshire -5 73 £50,000 +17.65% 12
Staffordshire +15 68 £40,000 +8.11% 15
Birmingham -65 54 £50,000 +17.65% 28
Worcestershire +1 25 £40,950 +9.20% 7
Herefordshire -13 11 £28,000 -37.78% 6
Solihull -13 7 £45,000 +3.45% 1
Walsall +4 6 £56,250 +50.00% 1
Dudley - 6 £25,000 -
Shropshire +5 4 £34,500 +74.68% 3
West Bromwich - 3 £57,500 - 1
Wolverhampton +16 1 £44,750 -18.64% 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 131 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.27%) SQL
3 73 (19.73%) Microsoft
4 69 (18.65%) JavaScript
4 69 (18.65%) Azure
5 68 (18.38%) .NET
6 64 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (16.49%) Degree
8 59 (15.95%) C#
9 58 (15.68%) QA
10 54 (14.59%) SQL Server
11 53 (14.32%) Scrum
11 53 (14.32%) DevOps
12 51 (13.78%) Finance
13 43 (11.62%) Software Engineering
14 42 (11.35%) E-Commerce
15 39 (10.54%) Git (software)
16 38 (10.27%) AWS
16 38 (10.27%) Marketing
17 37 (10.00%) ASP.NET
18 35 (9.46%) Computer Science
18 35 (9.46%) User Experience
19 34 (9.19%) Node.js
19 34 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 32 (8.65%) Analytics
21 31 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (8.38%) Windows
22 30 (8.11%) React
23 29 (7.84%) AngularJS
23 29 (7.84%) Visual Studio

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 (2.43%) Confluence
2 5 (1.35%) CMS
3 4 (1.08%) IIS
3 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.81%) WordPress
5 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
5 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.27%) InVision
7 1 (0.27%) Sketch
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (2.43%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.89%) SAP Retail
3 5 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.08%) Magento
4 4 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.81%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.54%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.54%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.54%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.27%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (18.65%) Azure
2 38 (10.27%) AWS
3 16 (4.32%) Office 365
4 13 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.16%) GitHub
6 4 (1.08%) SaaS
7 3 (0.81%) Boomi
7 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.81%) GCP
7 3 (0.81%) Serverless
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.86%) Firewall
2 12 (3.24%) HTTP
3 9 (2.43%) LAN
4 8 (2.16%) WAN
4 8 (2.16%) Wireless
5 7 (1.89%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.89%) SSH
6 6 (1.62%) DNS
6 6 (1.62%) MPLS
6 6 (1.62%) VPN
7 5 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.08%) Internet
9 3 (0.81%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.54%) DHCP
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (0.27%) DMZ
11 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.51%) Power BI
4 11 (2.97%) MySQL
5 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.70%) SQLite
6 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.35%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.35%) QlikView
9 5 (1.35%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.35%) Redis
9 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.35%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 26 (7.03%) JIRA
4 25 (6.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (3.78%) Selenium
6 13 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.24%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.16%) Protractor
9 7 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.89%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.89%) Zephyr
10 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.35%) JUnit
12 4 (1.08%) Appium
12 4 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.08%) Maven
12 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.08%) TestRail
13 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (13.78%) Finance
2 38 (10.27%) Marketing
3 16 (4.32%) Games
4 12 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.16%) Advertising
6 6 (1.62%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.35%) Automotive
7 5 (1.35%) Local Government
8 3 (0.81%) Back Office
8 3 (0.81%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
8 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 91 (24.59%) Developer
2 66 (17.84%) Analyst
3 40 (10.81%) .NET Developer
4 26 (7.03%) Security Analyst
5 24 (6.49%) Information Analyst
5 24 (6.49%) Information Security Analyst
6 19 (5.14%) Architect
7 17 (4.59%) C# Developer
8 15 (4.05%) .NET Software Engineer
8 15 (4.05%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.05%) Consultant
8 15 (4.05%) React Developer
8 15 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (3.51%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.24%) Systems Analyst
12 11 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (2.97%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.38%) .NET
2 37 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 34 (9.19%) Node.js
4 30 (8.11%) React
5 29 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 28 (7.57%) CSS
6 28 (7.57%) HTML
7 21 (5.68%) XML
8 17 (4.59%) jQuery
9 16 (4.32%) HTML5
10 15 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (3.24%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.97%) CSS3
13 9 (2.43%) .NET Core
13 9 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (1.89%) JSON
14 7 (1.89%) React Native
14 7 (1.89%) Spring
15 6 (1.62%) Entity Framework
16 5 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.46%) User Experience
2 31 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.05%) iPad
3 15 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.97%) NHS
6 10 (2.70%) Social Media
7 9 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.43%) Mobile Games
8 8 (2.16%) BYOD
8 8 (2.16%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.62%) Blog
10 6 (1.62%) FMCG
11 5 (1.35%) EPoS
11 5 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.38%) Windows
2 16 (4.32%) Linux
3 11 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.43%) Unix
5 7 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
10 1 (0.27%) Debian
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (14.32%) DevOps
3 53 (14.32%) Scrum
4 43 (11.62%) Software Engineering
5 42 (11.35%) E-Commerce
6 35 (9.46%) Computer Science
7 34 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (8.65%) Analytics
9 29 (7.84%) Information Security
10 26 (7.03%) CRM
10 26 (7.03%) Penetration Testing
11 25 (6.76%) Decision-Making
12 24 (6.49%) Open Source
12 24 (6.49%) Test Automation
13 23 (6.22%) Architectural Design
13 23 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (6.22%) ITIL
14 22 (5.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.27%) SQL
2 69 (18.65%) JavaScript
3 59 (15.95%) C#
4 22 (5.95%) Java
5 15 (4.05%) C
6 14 (3.78%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.97%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.43%) ES6
9 8 (2.16%) C++
9 8 (2.16%) PHP
10 6 (1.62%) Python
11 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.08%) Groovy
12 3 (0.81%) Delphi
12 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.54%) Perl
13 2 (0.54%) VBA
13 2 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (16.49%) Degree
2 21 (5.68%) HND
3 19 (5.14%) CISM
3 19 (5.14%) CISSP
4 13 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.35%) CCNP
7 5 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.81%) HNC
9 2 (0.54%) CCNA
9 2 (0.54%) IIBA
9 2 (0.54%) PMP
9 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) CRISC
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (15.68%) QA
2 25 (6.76%) SLA
3 17 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (4.32%) GDPR
5 15 (4.05%) PCI DSS
6 8 (2.16%) PMO
7 6 (1.62%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.27%) GxP
10 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.70%) Docker
2 10 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.89%) SCCM
3 5 (1.35%) SCOM
4 4 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
6 2 (0.54%) Terraform
6 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.27%) Ansible
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Opsview
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.27%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 73 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.76%) SAP
3 16 (4.32%) Oracle
4 12 (3.24%) VMware
5 10 (2.70%) Cisco
6 9 (2.43%) IBM
7 8 (2.16%) Citrix
7 8 (2.16%) Tableau
8 7 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.89%) Cognos
8 7 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.62%) Facebook
9 6 (1.62%) Twitter
10 5 (1.35%) Google
10 5 (1.35%) hybris
10 5 (1.35%) Meraki
11 4 (1.08%) Apple
11 4 (1.08%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.08%) McAfee
11 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds