Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 38 26
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12 0
Permanent jobs citing Retail 281 463 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.31% 5.82% 7.31%
As % of the General category 13.03% 14.86% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 196 331 532
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £46,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.54% +16.25% -10.11%
10th Percentile £21,875 £20,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £78,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -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 2,156 3,115 3,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.07% 39.19% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 2,204 2,906
West Midlands median annual salary £47,242 £45,000 £41,650
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.98% +8.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +10 77 £45,000 -16.28% 48
Warwickshire 0 63 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Coventry -24 50 £50,000 +122.22% 5
Staffordshire -8 26 £32,500 -9.72% 9
Worcestershire +1 10 £61,250 +6.52% 7
Walsall -9 10 £25,500 -63.57% 1
Solihull +5 4 £62,500 +66.67% 2
Herefordshire +2 4 £29,000 -31.76% 2
Shropshire +13 2 £40,000 - 4
West Bromwich - 2 £20,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £44,750 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 70 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.35%) Microsoft
3 58 (20.64%) Finance
4 53 (18.86%) Windows
5 45 (16.01%) Azure
6 42 (14.95%) E-Commerce
7 40 (14.23%) ITIL
7 40 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (13.88%) SQL
8 39 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (13.17%) Active Directory
10 35 (12.46%) Project Management
11 34 (12.10%) Project Delivery
12 33 (11.74%) SAP
13 31 (11.03%) Degree
13 31 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (10.32%) AWS
14 29 (10.32%) Scrum
15 28 (9.96%) SLA
16 27 (9.61%) C#
16 27 (9.61%) .NET
17 26 (9.25%) Firewall
18 24 (8.54%) SQL Server
18 24 (8.54%) Linux
18 24 (8.54%) Cisco
18 24 (8.54%) DevOps
18 24 (8.54%) Analytics
19 22 (7.83%) Data Centre
20 20 (7.12%) VMware
21 19 (6.76%) CISSP

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 (3.20%) CMS
2 7 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.78%) SAS
4 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.71%) WordPress
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (5.69%) SAP MM
2 15 (5.34%) SAP Retail
3 11 (3.91%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.07%) Shopify
5 2 (0.71%) Magento
5 2 (0.71%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.71%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.01%) Azure
2 29 (10.32%) AWS
3 16 (5.69%) Office 365
4 12 (4.27%) GCP
5 5 (1.78%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.42%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.71%) GitHub
8 2 (0.71%) Heroku
8 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Serverless
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Algolia
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Datadog
9 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.25%) Firewall
2 18 (6.41%) Internet
3 17 (6.05%) DNS
4 15 (5.34%) LAN
5 14 (4.98%) WAN
6 10 (3.56%) Wireless
7 7 (2.49%) Network Security
8 6 (2.14%) VPN
9 5 (1.78%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.42%) MPLS
11 3 (1.07%) BGP
11 3 (1.07%) DMVPN
11 3 (1.07%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.07%) HSRP
11 3 (1.07%) HTTP
11 3 (1.07%) WLAN
12 2 (0.71%) DMZ
12 2 (0.71%) Intranet
12 2 (0.71%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.85%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.85%) Redis
3 6 (2.14%) Couchbase
3 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.14%) RavenDB
4 5 (1.78%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.78%) QlikView
4 5 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.42%) Power BI
5 4 (1.42%) Spotfire
6 3 (1.07%) DB2
6 3 (1.07%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.71%) OLAP
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.49%) JIRA
1 7 (2.49%) JUnit
2 6 (2.14%) Selenium
3 5 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.42%) Postman
4 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.71%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.36%) Mockito
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 58 (20.64%) Finance
2 12 (4.27%) Marketing
3 8 (2.85%) Local Government
4 7 (2.49%) Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.78%) Back Office
6 5 (1.78%) Games
6 5 (1.78%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Automotive
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
7 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (15.66%) Developer
2 40 (14.23%) Analyst
3 23 (8.19%) Support Engineer
4 18 (6.41%) Consultant
4 18 (6.41%) Junior
4 18 (6.41%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.05%) C# Developer
6 15 (5.34%) IT Manager
7 13 (4.63%) NOC Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) Technical Analyst
8 11 (3.91%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.91%) IT Support
9 10 (3.56%) IT Engineer
9 10 (3.56%) Junior Developer
9 10 (3.56%) Senior Manager
9 10 (3.56%) Software Support Engineer
9 10 (3.56%) Support Analyst
9 10 (3.56%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (3.20%) IT Consultant
10 9 (3.20%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.61%) .NET
2 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.63%) .NET Core
4 11 (3.91%) CSS
4 11 (3.91%) HTML
5 10 (3.56%) AngularJS
5 10 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (3.20%) Middleware
6 9 (3.20%) REST
7 8 (2.85%) Node.js
7 8 (2.85%) React
8 7 (2.49%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.14%) Backbone.js
9 6 (2.14%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.14%) Kafka
9 6 (2.14%) NHibernate
9 6 (2.14%) Spring
10 5 (1.78%) DirectX
10 5 (1.78%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.34%) User Experience
4 14 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.27%) PKI
6 11 (3.91%) FMCG
7 10 (3.56%) iPad
8 9 (3.20%) NHS
8 9 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.14%) CMDB
9 6 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.42%) EPoS
11 3 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.07%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.07%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.71%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.86%) Windows
2 24 (8.54%) Linux
3 17 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.20%) Unix
5 8 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.49%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) Android
8 2 (0.71%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) Debian
8 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.95%) E-Commerce
3 40 (14.23%) ITIL
3 40 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (12.46%) Project Management
5 34 (12.10%) Project Delivery
6 31 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (10.32%) Scrum
8 24 (8.54%) Analytics
8 24 (8.54%) DevOps
9 19 (6.76%) Logistics
10 17 (6.05%) PRINCE2
10 17 (6.05%) Procure-to-Pay
10 17 (6.05%) TDD
11 16 (5.69%) Service Management
12 15 (5.34%) Invoice Processing
12 15 (5.34%) Mentoring
12 15 (5.34%) User Stories
13 14 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (4.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.88%) SQL
2 27 (9.61%) C#
3 19 (6.76%) Python
4 16 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.98%) Java
6 12 (4.27%) C++
7 6 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.14%) Perl
8 5 (1.78%) Go
9 4 (1.42%) C
10 3 (1.07%) Java 8
10 3 (1.07%) R
11 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) ABAP
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (11.03%) Degree
2 19 (6.76%) CISSP
3 7 (2.49%) CISM
3 7 (2.49%) DBS Check
4 5 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.42%) MCSA
5 4 (1.42%) MCSE
5 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.71%) RHCE
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) CCSP
8 1 (0.36%) CRISC
8 1 (0.36%) HNC
8 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.96%) SLA
2 9 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.85%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.78%) GDPR
5 5 (1.78%) QA
6 4 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) GxP
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.63%) Docker
4 4 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (6.05%) SCOM
2 14 (4.98%) SCCM
3 13 (4.63%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (4.63%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.49%) Ansible
4 7 (2.49%) Terraform
5 6 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.71%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.71%) Puppet
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.71%) WSUS
7 2 (0.71%) yum
8 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.36%) Oozie
8 1 (0.36%) QRadar
Vendors
1 60 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.74%) SAP
3 24 (8.54%) Cisco
4 20 (7.12%) VMware
5 18 (6.41%) SolarWinds
6 17 (6.05%) Google
7 16 (5.69%) Juniper
8 15 (5.34%) Oracle
9 13 (4.63%) McAfee
10 7 (2.49%) Tableau
11 5 (1.78%) IBM
11 5 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.42%) Blue Prism
12 4 (1.42%) BMC
12 4 (1.42%) Citrix
12 4 (1.42%) CommVault
12 4 (1.42%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.42%) HP
12 4 (1.42%) Snow
12 4 (1.42%) UiPath