Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Retail 608 727 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.46% 7.43% 7.23%
As % of the General category 17.00% 19.78% 19.11%
Number of salaries quoted 486 577 681
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £18,875 £26,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 3,576 3,676 4,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.99% 37.57% 37.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,704 2,916 3,506
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% -1.76%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -5 290 £39,500 -12.22% 30
Coventry -2 109 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Staffordshire +11 96 £37,750 +7.86% 11
Warwickshire +23 61 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Herefordshire +31 10 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Walsall +2 10 £37,500 -25.00%
Worcestershire +19 8 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Solihull -22 5 £40,000 - 4
Shropshire -28 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Wolverhampton -14 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £18,000 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 164 (26.97%) Finance
2 155 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (22.70%) SQL
4 117 (19.24%) Manufacturing
5 109 (17.93%) Microsoft
6 107 (17.60%) JavaScript
7 102 (16.78%) SAP
7 102 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
8 99 (16.28%) E-Commerce
9 91 (14.97%) SQL Server
10 90 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
11 78 (12.83%) Self-Motivation
12 76 (12.50%) HTML
13 75 (12.34%) Scrum
14 72 (11.84%) Project Management
14 72 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (11.68%) CSS
15 71 (11.68%) CRM
16 68 (11.18%) .NET
16 68 (11.18%) Publishing
17 66 (10.86%) Java
18 63 (10.36%) Marketing
19 59 (9.70%) C#
19 59 (9.70%) Analytics
20 58 (9.54%) Git (software)
20 58 (9.54%) Oracle
20 58 (9.54%) Degree
21 55 (9.05%) Mentoring
22 51 (8.39%) Test Automation
22 51 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure

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 14 (2.30%) WordPress
2 13 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.14%) IIS
3 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.32%) CMS
5 6 (0.99%) Confluence
5 6 (0.99%) NetWeaver
6 5 (0.82%) JBoss
7 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.49%) WildFly
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.33%) Totara
8 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.16%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.32%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.33%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (3.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 21 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (2.14%) NetSuite
5 12 (1.97%) Magento
6 11 (1.81%) SAP QM
7 9 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (1.15%) SAP SCM
9 6 (0.99%) SAP APO
9 6 (0.99%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.99%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.82%) SAP EWM
10 5 (0.82%) SAP FSCM
10 5 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.66%) SAP MM
12 3 (0.49%) Sage 1000
12 3 (0.49%) Sage 500
12 3 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.29%) Google Analytics
4 16 (2.63%) SaaS
5 14 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.64%) AdWords
7 9 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.48%) Office 365
7 9 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.82%) Fastly
8 5 (0.82%) Stackdriver
9 4 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.33%) NuGet
11 1 (0.16%) npm
11 1 (0.16%) Panaya
11 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.45%) Firewall
2 17 (2.80%) Wireless
3 16 (2.63%) DNS
4 11 (1.81%) LAN
4 11 (1.81%) WAN
5 8 (1.32%) Internet
5 8 (1.32%) WLAN
6 6 (0.99%) RFID
6 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.82%) SSL
8 4 (0.66%) DHCP
8 4 (0.66%) Intranet
8 4 (0.66%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.66%) SSH
8 4 (0.66%) VPN
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 40 (6.58%) MongoDB
4 34 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (4.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (4.28%) Relational Database
9 21 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.47%) MySQL
12 13 (2.14%) BigQuery
13 12 (1.97%) Big Data
13 12 (1.97%) Bigtable
13 12 (1.97%) Data Mining
13 12 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.48%) Redis
16 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.80%) JIRA
4 16 (2.63%) JBehave
5 14 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 14 (2.30%) JUnit
6 13 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.64%) eCATT
7 10 (1.64%) LSMW
8 7 (1.15%) Subversion
9 6 (0.99%) Selenium
9 6 (0.99%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.82%) Robot Framework
11 4 (0.66%) Grunt
11 4 (0.66%) gulp
11 4 (0.66%) Mockito
12 3 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
General
1 164 (26.97%) Finance
2 117 (19.24%) Manufacturing
3 68 (11.18%) Publishing
4 63 (10.36%) Marketing
5 39 (6.41%) Automotive
6 30 (4.93%) Telecoms
7 27 (4.44%) Advertising
8 26 (4.28%) Legal
9 17 (2.80%) Back Office
10 14 (2.30%) Billing
11 11 (1.81%) Banking
12 9 (1.48%) Electronics
13 8 (1.32%) Games
14 5 (0.82%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.16%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) German Language
16 1 (0.16%) Local Government
16 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (23.19%) Developer
2 96 (15.79%) Analyst
3 72 (11.84%) Consultant
4 49 (8.06%) Project Manager
5 44 (7.24%) SAP Consultant
6 39 (6.41%) Business Analyst
7 35 (5.76%) Architect
8 32 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 32 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 31 (5.10%) IT Manager
10 28 (4.61%) Support Analyst
11 27 (4.44%) Java Developer
12 26 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
14 19 (3.13%) C# Developer
14 19 (3.13%) PHP Developer
15 18 (2.96%) Administrator
15 18 (2.96%) Designer
15 18 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (2.63%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.50%) HTML
2 71 (11.68%) CSS
3 68 (11.18%) .NET
4 40 (6.58%) RESTful
5 34 (5.59%) jQuery
6 30 (4.93%) ASP.NET
7 29 (4.77%) Node.js
8 25 (4.11%) Spring
9 24 (3.95%) Hibernate
10 17 (2.80%) HTML5
10 17 (2.80%) XML
11 16 (2.63%) React
12 15 (2.47%) Kafka
13 14 (2.30%) Django
13 14 (2.30%) Flask
14 13 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
14 13 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (2.14%) EDI
14 13 (2.14%) HornetQ
14 13 (2.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (12.83%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (6.25%) User Experience
4 22 (3.62%) EPoS
5 21 (3.45%) Social Media
6 19 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.80%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.63%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.81%) FMCG
11 10 (1.64%) Clustering
11 10 (1.64%) LIMS
12 9 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
14 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.66%) Fintech
16 3 (0.49%) BYOD
16 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.24%) Windows
2 40 (6.58%) Linux
3 18 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.30%) Unix
5 10 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.32%) Android
7 6 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.66%) CentOS
10 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (16.28%) E-Commerce
4 75 (12.34%) Scrum
5 72 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (11.84%) Project Management
6 71 (11.68%) CRM
7 59 (9.70%) Analytics
8 55 (9.05%) Mentoring
9 51 (8.39%) Test Automation
10 49 (8.06%) Logistics
10 49 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (7.24%) Microservices
12 41 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (6.74%) TDD
13 38 (6.25%) ERP
13 38 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 36 (5.92%) Integration Testing
15 35 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (5.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.70%) SQL
2 107 (17.60%) JavaScript
3 66 (10.86%) Java
4 59 (9.70%) C#
5 41 (6.74%) PHP
6 38 (6.25%) Python
7 26 (4.28%) Java 8
8 25 (4.11%) ABAP
9 24 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.80%) C
11 15 (2.47%) Ruby
11 15 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.30%) Scala
13 13 (2.14%) Go
13 13 (2.14%) Groovy
14 12 (1.97%) PHP 5
15 9 (1.48%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.99%) X++
18 5 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (9.54%) Degree
2 21 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.30%) APMP
5 13 (2.14%) ISEB
6 9 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.66%) CCDP
9 4 (0.66%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.66%) OCP
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.49%) CISM
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 3 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.33%) AAT
11 2 (0.33%) CISA
11 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.28%) SLA
2 20 (3.29%) QA
3 9 (1.48%) PMO
4 7 (1.15%) GDPR
5 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (7.07%) Docker
2 15 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.99%) Squid
5 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (4.61%) Marathon
2 16 (2.63%) Puppet
3 14 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.81%) Terraform
5 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.49%) Ansible
8 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.33%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.16%) Control-M
9 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 109 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 102 (16.78%) SAP
3 58 (9.54%) Oracle
4 42 (6.91%) Google
5 18 (2.96%) Twitter
6 14 (2.30%) hybris
7 13 (2.14%) BT
8 12 (1.97%) JD Edwards
8 12 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.81%) Apple
9 11 (1.81%) Epicor
10 10 (1.64%) Sage
11 9 (1.48%) Adobe
11 9 (1.48%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.48%) Infor
12 7 (1.15%) Cisco
13 6 (0.99%) DoubleClick
14 5 (0.82%) Citrix
14 5 (0.82%) HP
14 5 (0.82%) Juniper