Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 533 758 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.60% 7.58% 8.29%
As % of the General category 18.79% 20.24% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 375 569 656
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £21,100 £23,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £61,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -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 2,837 3,745 4,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.15% 37.46% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,111 2,899 3,340
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -28 173 £50,750 +12.78% 39
Coventry +12 160 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Warwickshire +23 55 £47,500 +26.67% 13
Staffordshire -15 35 £34,000 -2.86% 8
Worcestershire -1 20 £45,000 +3.45% 4
Herefordshire -1 19 £45,000 +27.66% 3
Shropshire -19 9 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Solihull +2 5 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Wolverhampton +15 2 £48,750 +30.00%
Wednesbury - 1 £57,500 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 165 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (22.51%) Finance
3 108 (20.26%) Project Management
4 94 (17.64%) E-Commerce
5 91 (17.07%) Degree
6 88 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (13.88%) SQL
9 70 (13.13%) Software Engineering
10 69 (12.95%) Analytics
11 67 (12.57%) SAP
11 67 (12.57%) Microsoft
12 60 (11.26%) JavaScript
13 58 (10.88%) Manufacturing
14 51 (9.57%) .NET
15 50 (9.38%) Automotive
16 48 (9.01%) ITIL
17 47 (8.82%) SQL Server
18 46 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (8.63%) Line Management
19 43 (8.07%) HTML
20 42 (7.88%) Java
20 42 (7.88%) GDPR
21 41 (7.69%) Mentoring
21 41 (7.69%) CSS
21 41 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (7.50%) Telecoms
22 40 (7.50%) Big Data
23 39 (7.32%) C#
23 39 (7.32%) Marketing

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 6 (1.13%) Apache
2 5 (0.94%) CMS
2 5 (0.94%) WordPress
3 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.19%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) InVision
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.88%) SAP APO
3 8 (1.50%) SAP SCM
4 7 (1.31%) SAP EWM
4 7 (1.31%) SAP QM
5 5 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.94%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.75%) SAP ECC
6 4 (0.75%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.75%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.56%) Magento
7 3 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.56%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.25%) Office 365
4 11 (2.06%) SaaS
5 10 (1.88%) PaaS
6 6 (1.13%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.13%) IaaS
6 6 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.75%) AdWords
9 3 (0.56%) Google Play
10 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.38%) iTunes
10 2 (0.38%) npm
10 2 (0.38%) TestFlight
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.19%) Datadog
11 1 (0.19%) Stackdriver
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.38%) Internet
2 14 (2.63%) DNS
3 13 (2.44%) Firewall
4 12 (2.25%) DHCP
5 11 (2.06%) VoIP
6 9 (1.69%) Broadband
7 7 (1.31%) Wireless
8 6 (1.13%) WAN
9 5 (0.94%) HTTP
9 5 (0.94%) LAN
9 5 (0.94%) VPN
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.56%) MPLS
10 3 (0.56%) Network Security
11 2 (0.38%) SAN
11 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.19%) DMZ
12 1 (0.19%) SMTP
12 1 (0.19%) SSL
12 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.50%) Big Data
3 24 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.00%) MySQL
7 15 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.44%) SAP HANA
10 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.69%) Power BI
12 8 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.63%) JIRA
2 14 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.25%) JUnit
4 9 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.13%) Axure RP
6 6 (1.13%) JBehave
7 5 (0.94%) Mockito
8 4 (0.75%) Maven
8 4 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.75%) Selenium
8 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.56%) eCATT
9 3 (0.56%) Grunt
9 3 (0.56%) LSMW
9 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (22.51%) Finance
2 58 (10.88%) Manufacturing
3 50 (9.38%) Automotive
4 40 (7.50%) Telecoms
5 39 (7.32%) Marketing
6 23 (4.32%) Publishing
7 21 (3.94%) Legal
8 9 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.50%) Banking
10 5 (0.94%) Back Office
10 5 (0.94%) Billing
11 4 (0.75%) Advertising
11 4 (0.75%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.38%) French Language
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.38%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 94 (17.64%) Analyst
2 73 (13.70%) Developer
3 69 (12.95%) Architect
4 62 (11.63%) Project Manager
5 51 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (5.82%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.63%) Consultant
8 22 (4.13%) IT Manager
8 22 (4.13%) Java Developer
9 18 (3.38%) Senior Manager
9 18 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
10 17 (3.19%) Designer
10 17 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (3.19%) Information Analyst
10 17 (3.19%) Information Security Analyst
10 17 (3.19%) Product Manager
10 17 (3.19%) Security Analyst
11 15 (2.81%) .NET Developer
11 15 (2.81%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.57%) .NET
2 43 (8.07%) HTML
3 41 (7.69%) CSS
4 29 (5.44%) Spring
5 27 (5.07%) REST
6 19 (3.56%) AngularJS
6 19 (3.56%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.38%) jQuery
8 17 (3.19%) Hibernate
9 13 (2.44%) Node.js
10 10 (1.88%) Web Services
11 9 (1.69%) HTML5
11 9 (1.69%) RESTful
12 8 (1.50%) XML
13 7 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (1.13%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (1.13%) HornetQ
14 6 (1.13%) Kafka
14 6 (1.13%) React
14 6 (1.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 88 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.82%) User Experience
3 28 (5.25%) Internet of Things
4 27 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.75%) FMCG
6 18 (3.38%) Client/Server
6 18 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.19%) NHS
8 16 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.63%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.44%) EPoS
11 12 (2.25%) Driving Licence
12 11 (2.06%) Social Media
13 10 (1.88%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.31%) iSeries
14 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.31%) Smart Meter
15 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.94%) Windows
2 32 (6.00%) Linux
3 19 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.06%) Unix
5 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.94%) Android
6 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (20.26%) Project Management
3 94 (17.64%) E-Commerce
4 87 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (13.13%) Software Engineering
6 69 (12.95%) Analytics
7 48 (9.01%) ITIL
8 46 (8.63%) Line Management
8 46 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 38 (7.13%) Scrum
11 37 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (6.94%) Information Security
11 37 (6.94%) PRINCE2
12 36 (6.75%) Data Protection
12 36 (6.75%) Logistics
13 35 (6.57%) Collaborative Working
14 34 (6.38%) CRM
14 34 (6.38%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.88%) SQL
2 60 (11.26%) JavaScript
3 42 (7.88%) Java
4 39 (7.32%) C#
5 36 (6.75%) C
6 20 (3.75%) PHP
7 10 (1.88%) Java 8
8 9 (1.69%) ABAP
9 8 (1.50%) Python
10 7 (1.31%) Ruby
10 7 (1.31%) Scala
11 6 (1.13%) Groovy
11 6 (1.13%) RPG
11 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.94%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.94%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.56%) R
13 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 91 (17.07%) Degree
2 24 (4.50%) CISSP
3 18 (3.38%) CISM
3 18 (3.38%) ISEB
4 16 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.06%) APMP
6 9 (1.69%) CEH
7 7 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.31%) MCSE
8 6 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (1.13%) CCNA
8 6 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.13%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.94%) GIAC
10 3 (0.56%) CISA
10 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.88%) GDPR
2 28 (5.25%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.75%) QA
4 19 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (3.19%) SLA
6 12 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.31%) PMO
8 6 (1.13%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.69%) Docker
2 9 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.94%) Firmware
3 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.50%) Marathon
1 8 (1.50%) Puppet
2 3 (0.56%) OpenVAS
2 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.38%) Ansible
3 2 (0.38%) HockeyApp
3 2 (0.38%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.38%) Terraform
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.19%) Observium
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (12.57%) Microsoft
1 67 (12.57%) SAP
2 30 (5.63%) Oracle
3 18 (3.38%) VMware
4 16 (3.00%) Google
5 9 (1.69%) HP
5 9 (1.69%) IBM
6 7 (1.31%) Cisco
6 7 (1.31%) Dell
6 7 (1.31%) Tableau
7 5 (0.94%) CyberArk
7 5 (0.94%) hybris
7 5 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.94%) Splunk
8 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.75%) Remedy
8 4 (0.75%) Sage
8 4 (0.75%) Twitter
9 3 (0.56%) Meraki
9 3 (0.56%) Sitecore