Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 573 762 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.66% 7.69% 8.09%
As % of the General category 18.20% 20.42% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 430 608 677
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £19,975 £24,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £80,000 £58,750 £67,500
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 3,149 3,732 4,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.60% 37.66% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,360 2,956 3,475
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £24,975 £25,750 £24,349
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -10 240 £45,000 - 46
Coventry +4 121 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Warwickshire +35 62 £47,500 +46.15% 24
Staffordshire -11 52 £38,000 +8.57% 21
Worcestershire +9 17 £41,250 +55.66% 9
Herefordshire +14 14 £45,000 +36.36% 4
Solihull -16 7 £43,500 +8.75%
Walsall 0 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Shropshire -28 5 £19,750 -50.63% 3
Wolverhampton +4 3 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £57,500 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 159 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (26.88%) Finance
3 118 (20.59%) E-Commerce
4 95 (16.58%) SAP
5 93 (16.23%) SQL
5 93 (16.23%) Manufacturing
6 87 (15.18%) Microsoft
7 86 (15.01%) Project Management
8 79 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 72 (12.57%) JavaScript
10 69 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (11.87%) Degree
12 66 (11.52%) Analytics
13 64 (11.17%) .NET
14 63 (10.99%) SQL Server
15 61 (10.65%) Marketing
16 55 (9.60%) HTML
17 52 (9.08%) Java
17 52 (9.08%) C#
17 52 (9.08%) ITIL
18 51 (8.90%) CSS
18 51 (8.90%) Scrum
19 46 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 45 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
20 45 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (7.68%) Publishing
21 44 (7.68%) Mentoring
22 42 (7.33%) CRM
22 42 (7.33%) Software Engineering
23 41 (7.16%) Windows

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 (1.57%) CMS
2 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.22%) WordPress
4 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.70%) Apache
5 4 (0.70%) Confluence
5 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.35%) IIS
7 2 (0.35%) Totara
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.17%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 26 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.70%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (3.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (2.79%) SAP APO
3 15 (2.62%) SAP SCM
4 13 (2.27%) SAP QM
5 12 (2.09%) SAP EWM
6 6 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.87%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.70%) SAP ECC
9 3 (0.52%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.52%) SAP GTS
9 3 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.97%) SaaS
4 15 (2.62%) Google Analytics
5 13 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.27%) Office 365
5 13 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (1.75%) PaaS
7 6 (1.05%) AdWords
7 6 (1.05%) Fastly
7 6 (1.05%) IaaS
7 6 (1.05%) Stackdriver
8 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.35%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.35%) npm
8 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.79%) Firewall
2 10 (1.75%) DNS
2 10 (1.75%) Wireless
3 9 (1.57%) Internet
4 8 (1.40%) Broadband
4 8 (1.40%) DHCP
5 6 (1.05%) VoIP
5 6 (1.05%) WAN
6 5 (0.87%) LAN
7 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.70%) VPN
8 3 (0.52%) HTTP
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.35%) MPLS
9 2 (0.35%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (0.17%) DMZ
10 1 (0.17%) SAN
10 1 (0.17%) SMTP
10 1 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (3.14%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.97%) MySQL
8 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.27%) SAP HANA
9 13 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (2.09%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.57%) Big Data
12 9 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.40%) BigQuery
13 8 (1.40%) Redis
14 7 (1.22%) Bigtable
15 5 (0.87%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.14%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.97%) JIRA
5 12 (2.09%) JUnit
6 9 (1.57%) JBehave
7 8 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.70%) eCATT
10 4 (0.70%) LSMW
11 3 (0.52%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.52%) Grunt
11 3 (0.52%) gulp
11 3 (0.52%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.35%) Mockito
12 2 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 154 (26.88%) Finance
2 93 (16.23%) Manufacturing
3 61 (10.65%) Marketing
4 44 (7.68%) Publishing
5 31 (5.41%) Automotive
6 21 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.97%) Legal
8 9 (1.57%) Advertising
9 6 (1.05%) Billing
10 4 (0.70%) Brand Awareness
10 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.52%) Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (17.45%) Developer
2 77 (13.44%) Architect
3 75 (13.09%) Analyst
4 67 (11.69%) Project Manager
5 51 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (8.03%) Consultant
7 30 (5.24%) Java Developer
8 26 (4.54%) IT Manager
9 24 (4.19%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.84%) Senior Developer
11 20 (3.49%) Product Manager
11 20 (3.49%) SAP Architect
11 20 (3.49%) SAP Consultant
11 20 (3.49%) Senior Manager
11 20 (3.49%) Senior Project Manager
12 19 (3.32%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.44%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.44%) PHP Developer
14 14 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.17%) .NET
2 55 (9.60%) HTML
3 51 (8.90%) CSS
4 27 (4.71%) Spring
5 26 (4.54%) jQuery
6 24 (4.19%) ASP.NET
6 24 (4.19%) REST
7 21 (3.66%) Hibernate
8 19 (3.32%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.97%) Node.js
10 16 (2.79%) RESTful
11 14 (2.44%) HTML5
11 14 (2.44%) Web Services
12 13 (2.27%) XML
13 10 (1.75%) Kafka
14 9 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (1.57%) HornetQ
14 9 (1.57%) JMS
15 8 (1.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (4.54%) FMCG
4 24 (4.19%) Social Media
5 23 (4.01%) User Experience
6 19 (3.32%) Driving Licence
7 18 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.97%) Client/Server
8 17 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.44%) EPoS
9 14 (2.44%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.92%) NHS
11 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.75%) Smart Meter
12 7 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.87%) iSeries
15 4 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.16%) Windows
2 30 (5.24%) Linux
3 18 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.75%) Unix
5 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.87%) Android
7 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 86 (15.01%) Project Management
4 69 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (11.52%) Analytics
6 52 (9.08%) ITIL
7 51 (8.90%) Scrum
8 45 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (7.68%) Mentoring
10 42 (7.33%) CRM
10 42 (7.33%) Software Engineering
11 41 (7.16%) Microservices
12 40 (6.98%) PRINCE2
12 40 (6.98%) Product Management
12 40 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (5.76%) Logistics
15 32 (5.58%) Decision-Making
16 28 (4.89%) ERP
17 27 (4.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 93 (16.23%) SQL
2 72 (12.57%) JavaScript
3 52 (9.08%) C#
3 52 (9.08%) Java
4 30 (5.24%) PHP
5 19 (3.32%) Java 8
6 16 (2.79%) Python
7 12 (2.09%) C
7 12 (2.09%) Ruby
8 11 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.75%) ABAP
10 9 (1.57%) Go
10 9 (1.57%) Groovy
10 9 (1.57%) Scala
10 9 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.22%) PHP 5
11 7 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.87%) VB
13 4 (0.70%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 68 (11.87%) Degree
2 17 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.44%) APMP
3 14 (2.44%) CISSP
4 12 (2.09%) ISEB
4 12 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.57%) CISM
6 7 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.87%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.87%) MCSE
8 4 (0.70%) CCNA
8 4 (0.70%) GIAC
8 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.52%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.52%) CEH
9 3 (0.52%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.89%) GDPR
2 23 (4.01%) SLA
3 18 (3.14%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.97%) QA
5 11 (1.92%) PMO
6 10 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (3.49%) Docker
2 19 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.70%) Firmware
4 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.09%) Puppet
2 11 (1.92%) Marathon
3 9 (1.57%) Terraform
4 7 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.52%) OpenVAS
7 2 (0.35%) Ansible
7 2 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.35%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Observium
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (16.58%) SAP
2 87 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.63%) Oracle
4 35 (6.11%) Google
5 16 (2.79%) Twitter
6 12 (2.09%) VMware
7 10 (1.75%) Cisco
8 8 (1.40%) HP
8 8 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.05%) BT
9 6 (1.05%) Epicor
9 6 (1.05%) IBM
10 5 (0.87%) Dell
10 5 (0.87%) Sage
10 5 (0.87%) Tableau
11 4 (0.70%) CyberArk
11 4 (0.70%) Facebook
11 4 (0.70%) hybris
11 4 (0.70%) Splunk
11 4 (0.70%) Xamarin