Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 470 477 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.14% 12.18% 11.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.42% 61.79% 64.15%
Number of salaries quoted 358 438 491
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +18.46% -9.72%
10th Percentile £20,875 £25,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,975 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.37% +12.31% -7.14%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 649 772 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.77% 19.71% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 516 676 681
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -5.26%
10th Percentile £22,375 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.48% +4.29% -2.78%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 245 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 238 (50.64%) Active Directory
3 216 (45.96%) Windows Server
4 207 (44.04%) VMware
5 129 (27.45%) Office 365
6 122 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 119 (25.32%) SQL
7 119 (25.32%) ITIL
8 112 (23.83%) SQL Server
9 107 (22.77%) Windows 7
10 102 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
11 101 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
12 99 (21.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 94 (20.00%) Windows 10
14 92 (19.57%) MS Exchange
15 91 (19.36%) Firewall
16 90 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
17 89 (18.94%) Linux
18 88 (18.72%) Finance
18 88 (18.72%) Degree
19 85 (18.09%) Citrix
20 81 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 77 (16.38%) PowerShell
21 77 (16.38%) Data Centre
22 76 (16.17%) MCSE
23 72 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 71 (15.11%) SCCM
25 70 (14.89%) Hyper-V
26 68 (14.47%) Computer Science
26 68 (14.47%) Cisco

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 92 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (4.68%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.55%) IIS
7 11 (2.34%) JBoss
8 6 (1.28%) Anypoint
8 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.85%) Apache
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 101 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 129 (27.45%) Office 365
2 102 (21.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.06%) IaaS
6 4 (0.85%) SaaS
7 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 91 (19.36%) Firewall
2 60 (12.77%) SAN
3 43 (9.15%) LAN
3 43 (9.15%) WAN
4 39 (8.30%) IPsec
5 35 (7.45%) SSL
5 35 (7.45%) TCP/IP
6 32 (6.81%) DNS
6 32 (6.81%) VPN
7 30 (6.38%) DHCP
8 29 (6.17%) VoIP
9 22 (4.68%) Remote Desktop
10 20 (4.26%) Network Security
10 20 (4.26%) VLAN
11 19 (4.04%) NetScaler
12 14 (2.98%) MPLS
12 14 (2.98%) OSPF
13 11 (2.34%) Wireless
14 9 (1.91%) Cisco Wireless
14 9 (1.91%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (23.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (2.55%) MySQL
6 12 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.28%) DTS
8 6 (1.28%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.85%) DB2
10 4 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.77%) Jenkins
1 13 (2.77%) TeamCity
2 12 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.85%) JIRA
7 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.43%) Hudson
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.43%) WATIR
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.21%) JBehave
8 1 (0.21%) MSI
8 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 88 (18.72%) Finance
2 22 (4.68%) Banking
3 20 (4.26%) Legal
4 19 (4.04%) Retail
5 11 (2.34%) International Banking
5 11 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.13%) Automotive
6 10 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.13%) Marketing
7 8 (1.70%) Law
7 8 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.28%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (18.72%) Analyst
2 55 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (10.43%) Support Analyst
4 46 (9.79%) IT Support
5 44 (9.36%) Support Engineer
6 38 (8.09%) Consultant
7 35 (7.45%) SCCM Engineer
8 33 (7.02%) Architect
9 30 (6.38%) IT Engineer
10 28 (5.96%) Developer
11 23 (4.89%) Service Analyst
11 23 (4.89%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.68%) Administrator
12 22 (4.68%) Technical Architect
13 20 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (4.04%) IT Analyst
15 17 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (3.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 17 (3.62%) Senior SCCM Engineer
16 16 (3.40%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.09%) .NET
2 19 (4.04%) .NET Framework
2 19 (4.04%) XML
3 17 (3.62%) HTML
4 15 (3.19%) Web Services
5 13 (2.77%) CSS
5 13 (2.77%) Entity Framework
5 13 (2.77%) Hibernate
6 11 (2.34%) WinForms
7 10 (2.13%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.49%) HTML5
8 7 (1.49%) jQuery
9 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.06%) LINQ
10 4 (0.85%) COM
10 4 (0.85%) Java EE
10 4 (0.85%) JSON
10 4 (0.85%) React
10 4 (0.85%) WSH
11 3 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 90 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
2 77 (16.38%) Data Centre
3 68 (14.47%) Computer Science
4 38 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.98%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.77%) Clustering
8 13 (2.77%) HP StoreVirtual
9 10 (2.13%) Fintech
10 9 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.70%) AS400
11 8 (1.70%) iSeries
12 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.28%) User Experience
14 5 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 216 (45.96%) Windows Server
2 107 (22.77%) Windows 7
3 99 (21.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 94 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 89 (18.94%) Linux
6 62 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (7.66%) Unix
9 19 (4.04%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.77%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.13%) CentOS
12 8 (1.70%) Android
12 8 (1.70%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.28%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.06%) Solaris
15 5 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.32%) ITIL
2 72 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (14.04%) Project Management
3 66 (14.04%) Software Engineering
4 58 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (11.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 49 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (9.36%) Service Delivery
8 43 (9.15%) Presales
9 37 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (7.45%) PRINCE2
11 34 (7.23%) Translating Business Requirements
12 33 (7.02%) Service Management
13 28 (5.96%) Business Continuity
14 27 (5.74%) Customer Requirements
15 26 (5.53%) Web Development
16 25 (5.32%) Server Virtualisation
17 24 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (4.68%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 119 (25.32%) SQL
2 77 (16.38%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.15%) C#
4 39 (8.30%) VBScript
5 28 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.83%) Java
7 17 (3.62%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.77%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.49%) Python
10 5 (1.06%) VB
10 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.85%) C
11 4 (0.85%) Ruby
12 3 (0.64%) C++
12 3 (0.64%) PHP
12 3 (0.64%) R
12 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.43%) Go
14 1 (0.21%) Perl
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (18.72%) Degree
2 81 (17.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (16.17%) MCSE
4 66 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (12.13%) MCP
6 30 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (5.53%) Security Cleared
8 21 (4.47%) CCNA
8 21 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.77%) Master's Degree
10 10 (2.13%) CCNP
10 10 (2.13%) MCITP
11 9 (1.91%) ISEB
12 8 (1.70%) MCSA
12 8 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.49%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.06%) CISM
14 5 (1.06%) CISSP
14 5 (1.06%) HNC
14 5 (1.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (13.62%) SLA
2 35 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.47%) GDPR
4 20 (4.26%) COBIT
5 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.64%) QA
7 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 238 (50.64%) Active Directory
2 122 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (14.89%) Hyper-V
4 56 (11.91%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (9.79%) XenDesktop
6 42 (8.94%) vSphere
6 42 (8.94%) XenApp
7 28 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.77%) Forefront TMG
9 12 (2.55%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.49%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.28%) Firmware
12 6 (1.28%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.85%) Docker
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (15.11%) SCCM
2 22 (4.68%) SCVMM
2 22 (4.68%) WSUS
3 18 (3.83%) vCenter Server
3 18 (3.83%) vMotion
4 14 (2.98%) Puppet
5 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.13%) QRadar
7 9 (1.91%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (1.49%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.06%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.06%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.85%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.85%) SCSM
11 3 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 245 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 207 (44.04%) VMware
3 85 (18.09%) Citrix
4 68 (14.47%) Cisco
5 43 (9.15%) HP
6 32 (6.81%) NetApp
7 20 (4.26%) Dell
7 20 (4.26%) Ivanti
8 18 (3.83%) CheckPoint
8 18 (3.83%) SonicWALL
9 17 (3.62%) Remedy
9 17 (3.62%) Xamarin
10 13 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.77%) Veeam
11 12 (2.55%) Meraki
11 12 (2.55%) Oracle
11 12 (2.55%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.34%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.91%) Apple
13 9 (1.91%) Tripwire