Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Waterfall Model
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 117 118
Rank change year-on-year +42 +1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Waterfall 280 251 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.60% 2.55% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.82% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 240 215 191
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,900 £32,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £74,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Waterfall is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,124 8,906 9,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.49% 90.57% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5,313 6,978 7,482
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Waterfall in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
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 Waterfall within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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 +7 82 £62,500 +25.00% 14
Herefordshire +5 57 £45,000 +5.88%
Coventry +7 48 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Solihull +32 26 £44,000 -37.14% 8
Warwickshire +26 24 £39,000 +41.82% 2
Walsall +11 11 £38,500 -23.00%
Shropshire -4 9 £27,500 -48.84%
Worcestershire -5 9 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Staffordshire +15 8 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Halesowen - 3 £29,000 -
Wolverhampton +19 1 - -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Waterfall 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 Waterfall.

1 274 (97.86%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.93%) Finance
3 83 (29.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (26.79%) Business Analysis
5 59 (21.07%) Microsoft
6 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 51 (18.21%) Project Management
8 47 (16.79%) ISEB
9 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
10 39 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (12.86%) User Stories
11 36 (12.86%) ISTQB
12 35 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 34 (12.14%) Software Delivery
14 33 (11.79%) Scrum
15 31 (11.07%) Jenkins
16 30 (10.71%) Selenium
17 29 (10.36%) .NET
17 29 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (10.00%) NHS
18 28 (10.00%) C#
18 28 (10.00%) DevOps
19 27 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (9.64%) QA
20 26 (9.29%) SDLC
21 25 (8.93%) Cucumber
21 25 (8.93%) Retail
22 24 (8.57%) Degree
22 24 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 24 (8.57%) IT Strategy

Waterfall
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 (3.21%) Drupal
2 8 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (2.86%) CMS
3 7 (2.50%) Confluence
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (1.79%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) Exstream
3 2 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.36%) iTrent
4 1 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.21%) SaaS
3 20 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.00%) PaaS
5 12 (4.29%) IaaS
6 8 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.14%) Slack
7 6 (2.14%) Trello
8 3 (1.07%) GitHub
9 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 8 (2.86%) WAN
2 6 (2.14%) SSL
3 4 (1.43%) FTP
3 4 (1.43%) HTTP
3 4 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
3 4 (1.43%) SSH
3 4 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.29%) Big Data
3 9 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.86%) Data Lake
5 7 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.14%) MySQL
6 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.79%) DB2
7 5 (1.79%) Power BI
7 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.71%) QlikView
10 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (11.07%) Jenkins
2 30 (10.71%) Selenium
3 25 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 17 (6.07%) JIRA
5 14 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.29%) JMeter
7 11 (3.93%) SoapUI
8 10 (3.57%) HP UFT
8 10 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.86%) Maven
9 8 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (2.14%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.14%) NeoLoad
10 6 (2.14%) Protractor
11 5 (1.79%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.07%) JUnit
12 3 (1.07%) TestNG
General
1 95 (33.93%) Finance
2 25 (8.93%) Retail
3 10 (3.57%) Billing
4 3 (1.07%) Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Digital Economy
5 2 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 130 (46.43%) Analyst
2 90 (32.14%) Business Analyst
3 43 (15.36%) Project Manager
4 41 (14.64%) Architect
5 24 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 18 (6.43%) Lead Business Analyst
7 17 (6.07%) Software Analyst
8 14 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 11 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (3.21%) Agile Business Analyst
10 9 (3.21%) Lead Architect
11 8 (2.86%) Digital Project Manager
11 8 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.86%) Test Automation Manager
12 7 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
12 7 (2.50%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.50%) Developer
12 7 (2.50%) Finance Business Analyst
12 7 (2.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.36%) .NET
2 20 (7.14%) Middleware
3 15 (5.36%) XML
4 14 (5.00%) SOAP
5 10 (3.57%) HTML
6 9 (3.21%) JSON
6 9 (3.21%) LAMP
6 9 (3.21%) Web Services
7 6 (2.14%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.79%) React
8 5 (1.79%) RESTful
9 4 (1.43%) CSS
9 4 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.07%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.07%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.07%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.00%) NHS
3 12 (4.29%) Fintech
4 10 (3.57%) Taxonomies
5 9 (3.21%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.07%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.71%) BYOD
8 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Life Science
9 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.21%) Windows
2 5 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (97.86%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (29.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (26.79%) Business Analysis
4 51 (18.21%) Project Management
5 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
6 36 (12.86%) User Stories
7 35 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 34 (12.14%) Software Delivery
9 33 (11.79%) Scrum
10 29 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (10.00%) DevOps
12 27 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (9.29%) SDLC
14 24 (8.57%) IT Strategy
15 23 (8.21%) SOA
16 21 (7.50%) Information Management
16 21 (7.50%) Workshop Facilitation
17 20 (7.14%) Integration Testing
17 20 (7.14%) Use Case
18 19 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.00%) C#
2 23 (8.21%) Java
3 22 (7.86%) SQL
4 8 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.14%) C
5 6 (2.14%) Python
5 6 (2.14%) Ruby
5 6 (2.14%) VB
6 5 (1.79%) PHP
7 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 47 (16.79%) ISEB
2 36 (12.86%) ISTQB
3 24 (8.57%) Degree
3 24 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (6.07%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.07%) PMP
7 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.71%) CCSP
8 2 (0.71%) CEH
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.71%) CISM
8 2 (0.71%) CISSP
8 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.36%) APMP
9 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.64%) QA
2 20 (7.14%) PMO
3 9 (3.21%) GDPR
4 8 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (2.86%) VMware NSX
2 4 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (2.86%) Puppet
2 7 (2.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 59 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.50%) Oracle
3 12 (4.29%) HP
4 10 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.21%) SAP
6 8 (2.86%) Google
6 8 (2.86%) Meraki
6 8 (2.86%) VMware
7 5 (1.79%) Informatica
7 5 (1.79%) Tableau
8 3 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.07%) Cisco
8 3 (1.07%) Okta
9 2 (0.71%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.71%) Talend
10 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint