Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 603 771 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.64% 7.71% 8.22%
As % of the General category 17.42% 20.55% 21.18%
Number of salaries quoted 479 620 745
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £18,900 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 3,461 3,752 4,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.14% 37.51% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 2,995 3,525
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -8 282 £39,750 -11.67% 37
Coventry +7 115 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Staffordshire -5 74 £36,500 +4.29% 15
Warwickshire +44 73 £40,000 +23.08% 8
Worcestershire +17 10 £37,500 +38.89% 9
Walsall +3 10 £37,500 -25.00%
Solihull -16 9 £40,000 - 5
Herefordshire +24 7 £42,500 - 3
Wolverhampton -10 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Shropshire -33 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £57,500 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 162 (26.87%) Finance
2 157 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (22.72%) SQL
4 106 (17.58%) Manufacturing
5 101 (16.75%) E-Commerce
5 101 (16.75%) Microsoft
6 96 (15.92%) JavaScript
7 90 (14.93%) SAP
8 87 (14.43%) SQL Server
9 84 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
10 78 (12.94%) Project Management
10 78 (12.94%) Scrum
11 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (11.77%) Analytics
13 70 (11.61%) .NET
14 69 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
15 67 (11.11%) Degree
16 65 (10.78%) Marketing
17 64 (10.61%) Java
17 64 (10.61%) Oracle
18 62 (10.28%) HTML
19 59 (9.78%) CSS
19 59 (9.78%) Mentoring
20 57 (9.45%) C#
21 54 (8.96%) Publishing
22 52 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
23 51 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
24 49 (8.13%) Git (software)
24 49 (8.13%) Microservices
25 47 (7.79%) CRM

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 12 (1.99%) CMS
2 11 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.49%) WordPress
4 7 (1.16%) Confluence
5 6 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.83%) JBoss
7 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.66%) IIS
7 4 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.50%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.50%) WildFly
9 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.33%) Totara
9 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.17%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 29 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.66%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.16%) SAP APO
3 12 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.99%) SAP SCM
4 11 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.66%) NetSuite
5 10 (1.66%) SAP QM
6 9 (1.49%) SAP EWM
7 6 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.83%) Magento
8 5 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.50%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.50%) SAP GTS
10 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.99%) Google Analytics
4 16 (2.65%) SaaS
5 14 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.99%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (1.16%) AdWords
8 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.00%) Fastly
8 6 (1.00%) Stackdriver
9 5 (0.83%) Office 365
10 4 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.50%) npm
12 2 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.33%) IaaS
12 2 (0.33%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.33%) PaaS
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.17%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.81%) Firewall
2 17 (2.82%) Wireless
3 15 (2.49%) DNS
4 14 (2.32%) WAN
5 13 (2.16%) LAN
6 12 (1.99%) Internet
7 8 (1.33%) Broadband
8 7 (1.16%) DHCP
8 7 (1.16%) WLAN
9 5 (0.83%) SSL
9 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.66%) MPLS
10 4 (0.66%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.66%) RFID
10 4 (0.66%) VoIP
11 3 (0.50%) Intranet
11 3 (0.50%) Network Security
11 3 (0.50%) VPN
12 2 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.30%) NoSQL
3 36 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 32 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (4.64%) MongoDB
9 26 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.49%) MySQL
11 15 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (2.32%) Big Data
13 11 (1.82%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.66%) Bigtable
14 10 (1.66%) Redis
15 6 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.48%) JBehave
2 21 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (3.48%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.32%) JUnit
4 17 (2.82%) JIRA
5 14 (2.32%) Cucumber
5 14 (2.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.83%) Grunt
7 5 (0.83%) gulp
7 5 (0.83%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.66%) eCATT
8 4 (0.66%) LSMW
8 4 (0.66%) Mockito
9 3 (0.50%) webpack
10 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 162 (26.87%) Finance
2 106 (17.58%) Manufacturing
3 65 (10.78%) Marketing
4 54 (8.96%) Publishing
5 39 (6.47%) Automotive
6 21 (3.48%) Legal
7 18 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.82%) Advertising
9 12 (1.99%) Back Office
10 8 (1.33%) Billing
11 6 (1.00%) Brand Awareness
11 6 (1.00%) Electronics
12 5 (0.83%) Games
13 4 (0.66%) Banking
14 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.17%) Law
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 140 (23.22%) Developer
2 101 (16.75%) Analyst
3 53 (8.79%) Project Manager
4 46 (7.63%) Consultant
5 44 (7.30%) Architect
6 35 (5.80%) Business Analyst
7 34 (5.64%) Java Developer
8 31 (5.14%) Support Analyst
9 30 (4.98%) Senior Developer
10 28 (4.64%) Applications Support
11 27 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (4.31%) .NET Developer
13 22 (3.65%) Applications Support Analyst
14 21 (3.48%) IT Manager
15 19 (3.15%) SAP Consultant
16 17 (2.82%) PHP Developer
17 16 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
17 16 (2.65%) Senior Manager
17 16 (2.65%) Senior Project Manager
18 14 (2.32%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.61%) .NET
2 62 (10.28%) HTML
3 59 (9.78%) CSS
4 38 (6.30%) Spring
5 37 (6.14%) RESTful
6 36 (5.97%) jQuery
7 34 (5.64%) Hibernate
8 32 (5.31%) Node.js
9 26 (4.31%) ASP.NET
10 20 (3.32%) AngularJS
10 20 (3.32%) Kafka
11 18 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
11 18 (2.99%) HornetQ
11 18 (2.99%) JMS
12 15 (2.49%) HTML5
13 14 (2.32%) Web Services
13 14 (2.32%) XML
14 12 (1.99%) REST
15 11 (1.82%) React
16 10 (1.66%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 84 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (6.14%) User Experience
4 29 (4.81%) Social Media
5 22 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.15%) Driving Licence
6 19 (3.15%) EPoS
6 19 (3.15%) FMCG
6 19 (3.15%) Smart Meter
7 11 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (0.83%) NHS
13 4 (0.66%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.47%) Windows
2 36 (5.97%) Linux
3 16 (2.65%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.00%) Android
4 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.50%) Unix
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (16.75%) E-Commerce
3 78 (12.94%) Project Management
3 78 (12.94%) Scrum
4 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (11.77%) Analytics
6 69 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
7 59 (9.78%) Mentoring
8 49 (8.13%) Microservices
9 47 (7.79%) CRM
9 47 (7.79%) Logistics
10 45 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (7.30%) Software Engineering
12 42 (6.97%) TDD
13 38 (6.30%) ITIL
14 36 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 36 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (5.97%) Test Automation
15 35 (5.80%) Business Analysis
15 35 (5.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 137 (22.72%) SQL
2 96 (15.92%) JavaScript
3 64 (10.61%) Java
4 57 (9.45%) C#
5 34 (5.64%) PHP
6 32 (5.31%) Java 8
7 25 (4.15%) Python
8 21 (3.48%) T-SQL
9 20 (3.32%) Ruby
9 20 (3.32%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.15%) Scala
11 18 (2.99%) Groovy
12 11 (1.82%) C
12 11 (1.82%) Go
12 11 (1.82%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.66%) PHP 5
14 8 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.16%) ABAP
16 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (11.11%) Degree
2 21 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.65%) APMP
4 14 (2.32%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.66%) ISEB
6 6 (1.00%) CISM
6 6 (1.00%) CISSP
6 6 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) CCDP
8 4 (0.66%) CCNP
8 4 (0.66%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.66%) OCP
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.50%) CISA
9 3 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.50%) MCSE
10 2 (0.33%) AAT
10 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.15%) SLA
2 19 (3.15%) QA
3 18 (2.99%) GDPR
4 11 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.82%) PMO
5 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 41 (6.80%) Docker
2 15 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) Squid
4 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (4.64%) Marathon
2 23 (3.81%) Puppet
3 12 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.82%) Terraform
5 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.33%) OpenVAS
7 2 (0.33%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
8 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 101 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 90 (14.93%) SAP
3 64 (10.61%) Oracle
4 40 (6.63%) Google
5 19 (3.15%) Twitter
6 11 (1.82%) Cisco
6 11 (1.82%) Epicor
6 11 (1.82%) VMware
7 10 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.49%) BT
8 9 (1.49%) HP
8 9 (1.49%) Infor
8 9 (1.49%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.33%) Sage
10 7 (1.16%) Apple
11 6 (1.00%) Dell
12 5 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.83%) IBM
12 5 (0.83%) Juniper
12 5 (0.83%) Remedy