Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 19 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 275 100 387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.43% 10.95% 14.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.79% 63.29% 78.50%
Number of salaries quoted 237 87 321
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,150 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,634 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £35,847
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +32.51% -10.38%
75th Percentile £71,460 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £60,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,974 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.99% +22.60% +4.17%

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 438 158 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.43% 17.31% 18.58%
Number of salaries quoted 364 134 388
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,979 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £49,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +22.50% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £53,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £61,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +4.17%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 152 (55.27%) Azure
2 147 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 110 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 104 (37.82%) Microsoft 365
5 99 (36.00%) Windows Server
6 86 (31.27%) Social Skills
7 84 (30.55%) DevOps
8 72 (26.18%) PowerShell
9 69 (25.09%) VMware
10 65 (23.64%) AWS
11 63 (22.91%) Windows 10
12 51 (18.55%) Terraform
12 51 (18.55%) SQL Server
13 50 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (17.82%) DNS
15 48 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (16.00%) DHCP
17 42 (15.27%) Linux
17 42 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (14.91%) Presales
19 40 (14.55%) SQL
19 40 (14.55%) SCCM
20 36 (13.09%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
21 35 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
22 34 (12.36%) Microsoft Intune
23 33 (12.00%) WAN
23 33 (12.00%) Citrix
24 32 (11.64%) LAN
25 31 (11.27%) Mentoring

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 25 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 25 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.91%) IIS
3 7 (2.55%) Confluence
4 3 (1.09%) Apache
4 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Drupal
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.36%) MTS
5 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (13.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 152 (55.27%) Azure
2 104 (37.82%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (23.64%) AWS
4 35 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (8.36%) IaaS
6 17 (6.18%) Serverless
7 16 (5.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (5.82%) SaaS
8 14 (5.09%) PaaS
9 5 (1.82%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.45%) GCP
10 4 (1.45%) GitHub
10 4 (1.45%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.09%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.73%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.82%) DNS
2 44 (16.00%) DHCP
3 33 (12.00%) WAN
4 32 (11.64%) LAN
5 30 (10.91%) TCP/IP
6 23 (8.36%) Firewall
6 23 (8.36%) VPN
7 19 (6.91%) VLAN
8 15 (5.45%) SAN
9 12 (4.36%) Wireless
10 8 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.18%) Network Security
12 5 (1.82%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.45%) NAS
14 3 (1.09%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
14 3 (1.09%) SMTP
15 2 (0.73%) Internet
15 2 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.18%) MySQL
5 4 (1.45%) Power BI
6 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.36%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.36%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.36%) Redis
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (0.73%) GitLab
3 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Ant
4 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.36%) gulp
4 1 (0.36%) jspm
4 1 (0.36%) Moq
4 1 (0.36%) MSTest
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 86 (31.27%) Social Skills
2 17 (6.18%) Retail
3 14 (5.09%) Finance
4 9 (3.27%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.91%) Automotive
6 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.18%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.82%) Banking
9 4 (1.45%) Law
9 4 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.09%) Local Government
11 2 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (10.91%) Analyst
1 30 (10.91%) Architect
2 24 (8.73%) Consultant
2 24 (8.73%) Support Engineer
3 23 (8.36%) Developer
3 23 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (6.91%) Cloud Engineer
5 19 (6.91%) IT Support
6 18 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (6.18%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.18%) Software Developer
8 16 (5.82%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (5.45%) Cloud Consultant
10 14 (5.09%) AWS Architect
10 14 (5.09%) IT Engineer
11 13 (4.73%) Technical Support
12 12 (4.36%) Azure Architect
12 12 (4.36%) Azure Consultant
12 12 (4.36%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.18%) .NET
2 20 (7.27%) CSS
2 20 (7.27%) Web Services
3 18 (6.55%) XML
4 17 (6.18%) ASP.NET
4 17 (6.18%) jQuery
4 17 (6.18%) JSON
5 16 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 16 (5.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 13 (4.73%) .NET Framework
7 11 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.64%) .NET Core
8 10 (3.64%) Blazor
8 10 (3.64%) HTML
8 10 (3.64%) RESTful
8 10 (3.64%) Vue.js
9 8 (2.91%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.55%) Ajax
10 7 (2.55%) Entity Framework
10 7 (2.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 19 (6.91%) Clustering
2 19 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.64%) e-Health
5 10 (3.64%) User Experience
6 7 (2.55%) Replication
7 6 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.18%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.82%) PKI
9 4 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.09%) Social Media
11 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (36.00%) Windows Server
2 63 (22.91%) Windows 10
3 42 (15.27%) Linux
4 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2016
4 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2019
5 17 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.55%) Unix
9 6 (2.18%) Android
9 6 (2.18%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.73%) CentOS
11 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.73%) zOS
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) SUSE
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (30.55%) DevOps
2 50 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (14.91%) Presales
5 35 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
6 31 (11.27%) Mentoring
7 27 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 26 (9.45%) Scrum
9 23 (8.36%) Project Delivery
10 19 (6.91%) Coaching
10 19 (6.91%) CRM
10 19 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (6.91%) ITIL
11 18 (6.55%) Customer Engagement
11 18 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (6.55%) MVC
12 17 (6.18%) Migration
12 17 (6.18%) Strategic Roadmap
13 16 (5.82%) Project Management
14 14 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.18%) PowerShell
2 40 (14.55%) SQL
3 24 (8.73%) C#
4 22 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.55%) Bash Shell
5 18 (6.55%) Java
6 15 (5.45%) Python
7 11 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.64%) XAML
9 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.09%) C++
10 3 (1.09%) VBScript
11 2 (0.73%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.73%) C
11 2 (0.73%) Clojure
11 2 (0.73%) COBOL
11 2 (0.73%) Lisp
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) VC++
12 1 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (7.64%) Degree
2 19 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.91%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.45%) MCSE
8 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.09%) MCDST
9 2 (0.73%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.73%) CCNA
9 2 (0.73%) HNC
9 2 (0.73%) MCITP
9 2 (0.73%) MCSA
10 1 (0.36%) CCNP
10 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) MBA
10 1 (0.36%) MCP
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.73%) PMO
2 10 (3.64%) QA
3 8 (2.91%) SLA
4 2 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) GRC
5 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 110 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.73%) Docker
5 11 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) NFS
8 1 (0.36%) Snort
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (18.55%) Terraform
2 40 (14.55%) SCCM
3 34 (12.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (8.00%) Ansible
5 21 (7.64%) WSUS
6 18 (6.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 17 (6.18%) Kubernetes
8 15 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.18%) Puppet
10 5 (1.82%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.82%) Grafana
10 5 (1.82%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.45%) Consul
11 4 (1.45%) Graphite
11 4 (1.45%) Opsview
11 4 (1.45%) Packer
12 3 (1.09%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 147 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 69 (25.09%) VMware
3 33 (12.00%) Citrix
4 21 (7.64%) Cisco
5 15 (5.45%) Dell
6 12 (4.36%) ServiceNow
7 10 (3.64%) Xamarin
8 8 (2.91%) Apple
9 7 (2.55%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.55%) Symantec
9 7 (2.55%) Veeam
10 5 (1.82%) HP
10 5 (1.82%) McAfee
10 5 (1.82%) Toshiba
11 4 (1.45%) Google
11 4 (1.45%) Isilon
11 4 (1.45%) Juniper
11 4 (1.45%) Meraki
11 4 (1.45%) Oracle
12 3 (1.09%) Red Hat